The Christian Development Christian Life committee addresses the nurturing and development of Christian education and community life activities at BSU.
The main activities of the committee include:
We provide regular reports to the Church Council and the Congregation at the Annual Meeting. The chair of the CDCL committee is Jennifer Gordon. Email: [email protected]
JOB OPENING: NABS Coordinator - Young Adults Administrative & Spiritual Support reporting to NABS Co-Chairs/Christian Development and Community Life Committee @ $20 hr ($200-$250 month), to start at January 8, 2017 for a term of 12 months. Application deadline: December 8, 2016
Bloor Street United is looking for a young, enthusiastic theological student or graduate to facilitate our young adults (20-35 year olds) programming in collaboration with the NABS (Not [just] a Bible Study) group. NABS holds approximately two monthly events: 1) a casual lunch and spiritual discussion every second Sunday in the basement of the church and, 2) another special activity organized by a group member, depending on the season or city events. A few major special events we do annually are: hosting the Saturday Easter Vigil, Chinese New Year Celebration, and a summer outdoor hike/picnic. NABS members tend to be post-secondary students or young professionals.
The coordinator will provide administrative support and act as a spiritual advisor in order to foster fellowship and faith-enrichment amongst the young adults in our congregation. The majority of the events would be organized or lead by NABS members and volunteers, with the coordinator providing organizational support, ideas, and faith-based knowledge and experience. This part-time position is for 10-12 hours/month, flexed based upon demand of meetings and events.
Structure: attend a portion of each Sunday service and coffee hour weekly to help make announcements and greet new members; attend NABS planning meetings; attend monthly NABS luncheon meetings; attend NABS socials and special events; provide administrative and theological support to NABS leadership; assist in young adult outreach and fostering meaningful relationships with members; help track expenses and submit to NABS leadership and Church office; help to develop and maintain membership contact list; comfortable posting and communicating to members via social media.
Ideal Candidate: student at Emmanuel College with a strong theological background with the United Church and previous experience working with young adults and developing young adult prgramming and fellowship.
Duties & Responsibilities: provide administrative support for volunteer initiatives proposed by NABS members (for example, assist NABS members in drafting and circulating event announcements via bulletin, email, blog, and in service, track budget, maintain email list, support development of mentorship and similar programming, help with organization of annual Easter Vigil); provide theological support to NABS members and during NABS initiatives/events (for example, provide biblical references and spiritual input to workshops, meetings, and events; provide spiritual guidance in organizing Easter Vigil); reach out to young adult congregants and community members, as well as liaise with existing Christian organizations to grow Bloor Street United Church's young adult community (for example, offer teens opportunities to connect with NABS, strengthen existing relationship with Student Christian Movement-SCM; CDCL informed about related United Church of Canada initiatives and help to facilitate participation); attend monthly NABS meetings, church services, at least 1 CDCL meeting each quarter, and special events when hours allow.
Qualifications: current student or recent graduate Masters of Divinity at a United Church of Canada affiliated program; minimum 1st year of theological studies; time management and organization skills; friendly and enjoy working collaboratively; proficient with MS Word, Excel, blogging, PowerPoint; previous experience working with young adults/group settings.
Working Conditions: comfortable working from home or remotely, as well as attending regular meetings and events.
Please send your application (resume and cover letter) to: NABS Co-Chair - Lisa Pfau via email at [email protected]