Director of Christian Development

First Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York

The First Reformed Church of Schenectady is an active Reformed Church in America

congregation that values

● Care for creation

● Inclusivity

● Local mission engagement

● Intergenerational Christian formation

● Worship diversity

We are seeking a long-term, full-time staff member to lead efforts in Christian development. Ordination

as clergy is welcome but not required.


● Bachelor’s degree

● Theological training

● Experience in Christian formation

● Proven administrative and leadership ability

● Excellent interpersonal skills

● Supportive of church’s covenant and values

● Creative thinker

● Good computer skills, including social


● Complete background check

Essential Goals

● Lead and develop youth program

● Establish relationships and programs for young families and their children

● Lead and manage church school program, including training, administration, and presence

● Work with two consistory committees to further congregational goals

Other Skills and Roles

● Direct administration of other staff and volunteers for nursery program and activities

● Develop and manage summer Bible school program

● Organize and lead youth in local mission engagement and annual mission trip


Salary depending on education and experience, with full benefits as described in personnel

policies including

○ Vacation, sick leave, holidays, personal days, family leave

○ Pension contributions, medical benefits

○ Possible housing in church apartment

○ Moving expenses up to $3000

Please submit resumes to [email protected]