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Director of Connection & Formation



Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Director of Connection & Formation
LOCATION: DeLand, FL
CLASSIFICATION: Salaried**
SCOPE: ** This is a GRANT FUNDED position. The intention is for a long-term staff team
member, but this outcome is not guaranteed.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Director of Connection & Formation will serve as the point person in a newly created
position, helping to form and define this role; the ultimate goal of which is the sustainable growth
and development of Collective as a congregation. Collective’s entire identity and brand is built
on integrity and values; growth and development must emerge from these, and hold to them,
without compromise. Growth with integrity is the only growth of interest to this congregation.
After a season of shadowing, this position will grow into both complementary and supplemental
roles to the lead pastor, and in concert with the Operations and Community Development
Coordinator. This position will report to the lead pastor of Collective Church.

Collective is an innovative, open and affirming faith community, focused on building a
congregation on the thresholds of faith - for those with “one foot out the door” of faith, and those
hesitant to step in. We cultivate these environments through emphasis on acceptance,
formation, and open dialogue. In addition to weekly services and monthly second-site “Sunday
Soul Brunch”, Collective organizes and hosts various congregational and community-wide
events, community groups, Collective Cares (LGBTQ+ Safe Zone and Ally Community), and an
array of philanthropic and social engagements.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
● Undergraduate Degree (Masters Preferred)
Preferred Areas of Study: Management, Communications, Entrepreneurship,
Psychology, Social Work, Religion
● 3-5 Years of relevant experience
● Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication
● High emotional and social intelligence
● Competency in active listening
● A good sense of humor
● Public speaking and or teaching / preaching experience
● Openness to innovation and experimentation
● The ability to relate to a wide range of personalities, backgrounds, and ages, from
non-religious people, to those with positive and conservative religious views.

COLLECTIVE VALUES STATEMENT - Unconditional welcome, diversity, conversation, and
progressive Christology, built on a foundation of grace and peace

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
● Coaching, mentoring, team building, and process-group facilitation
● Working independently, and with diverse teams
● Critical thinking, problem solving, and research skills
● Scheduling, project management, and multitasking
● Researching and translating theological or philosophical ideas into accessible content for
congregational and community group consumption
● Proficiency with Microsoft and Apple programs
● Competency in web-based platforms: Dropbox, Google Docs, Evernote, etc.

Connection-Related Duties
This position will be principally responsible for, but complimented by the staff team, in
supporting, resourcing, and facilitating the following connections:
● Connecting the Online Community to
○ Collective, Online Community Groups, Live Chat
● Connecting Satellite Communities to
○ Collective, Online Community Groups
● Connecting Individuals to
○ Collective, one another, community groups, community & opportunities
○ Christian spiritual experience
○ Spiritual direction and formation rooted in traditional and innovative Christian
practice
● Connecting Stetson University to
○ Collective Services, Events, Community Groups, Sunday Soul Brunch
● Connecting First United Methodist to
○ Collective Community, Collective Leadership

Formation-Related Duties
This position will be principally responsible for the development, support, and resourcing of the
Collective community fabric and network.
Community Groups
○ Work with the staff team to develop and sustain existing administration, logistics
leadership recruitment and coaching, training, and spiritual direction
■ Inclusive invitation to Christian formation
● Start new groups that support the mission of Collective’s community, from life long
followers of Jesus, to those who are just now open to the idea that God might exist.
○ Cultivate, resource, and develop ideas from Collective individuals
○ Identify and articulate needs, leaders, and potential members
○ Identify and cultivate Fresh Expressions - “New People. New Places. New
Ways.”
■ Liturgical communities that meet outside of Collective services.
Youth & Families
● Lead a group of parents and lay leaders (volunteers) to plan, develop and sustain a
youth program that extends the connections and values taught/reinforced in Collective
Kids, to Middle School & High School students.

Collective Team-Related Duties
● Work closely with the Pastor and Operations Coordinator
● Management, development and oversight of Collective interns and volunteers
Other Duties As Assigned
● Contributing liturgy content once per quarter to remain a leading presence and formative
voice in the congregation
● Contributing content to Sunday Soul Brunch once per year, gaining credibility with this
new audience and congregation
● Serving other roles in the liturgy regularly
● Contribute to the planning of weekly liturgy, seasonal emphasis and special events
● Directing discussion community groups: Occupy Trilogy, Collective Students and Pints
and Parables
● Serving as a community leader for individual follow-up meetings (Temperature gage)

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Please submit a cover letter and resume, with names, addresses, email addresses and
telephone numbers of three professional references to Collective, C/O Jess Serwanski,
Administrator at Info@WeAreCollectiveChurch.Com or send to Collective, Human Resources,
111 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. Employment contingent upon qualification process.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.







About Collective
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing a multi-generational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.


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