Director of Congregational Life and Outreach Job Posting

Description of 1st Presbyterian Church of Lansing, Michigan, and its Vision: 1st Pres sits with a full view of Michigan’s State Capitol in downtown Lansing. We have an active ministry to the community that is vigorous and multi-faceted including the most active food pantry in the area, a community garden, active engagement in racial reconciliation, and other community services/activities. As a downtown, mainline Protestant congregation, we are anxious to engage with younger generations, diverse populations, doubters, and the disenchanted unchurched searching for genuine and relevant faith. We also recognize that communication and engagement has taken on new forms and continues to rapidly evolve.

Position Purpose: The Director of Congregational Life and Outreach leads church engagement with the community, develops programs to enrich congregational life with an emphasis on intergenerational experiences, uses creative methods to connect with the unchurched, develops opportunities for the congregation to serve the wider community, especially the underserved, and generally encourages and directs outfacing ministry.

Accountability and Staff Relationships: The Director of Congregational Life and Outreach is supervised by the Pastor as head of staff. The position joins a staff that includes, in addition to the Pastor, an Office Administrator, Custodian, Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry, Director of Music, and Pastoral Assistant.

Qualifications: College degree preferred, seminary and other post-graduate training beneficial.

Experience strongly preferred but can range from church, governmental, or social mission organizations.

Background with multi-ethnic environments, urban ministry, or non-traditional church environments beneficial but not required.

Well versed in using technology to communicate, especially social media tools.

Classification: Full-Time, “at-will”, exempt position.

Compensation: To Be Determined Based on Education and Experience

Application Process and Deadline: 1st Pres has a deep commitment to social justice and community engagement. The church also values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), LBGTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities to apply for this position.

The full position description can be found here at

Applications are due by July 12, 2021.
Please send resume with cover letter to:

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