Position: Director of Adult Ministry
Date Revised: June 30, 2022
Reports to: Pastor
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Church
5819 W. Pleasant Ridge Blvd
Arlington, TX 76016
The Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas includes 90 Parishes, 1 Mission, and 19 schools. It stretches from Quanah, Texas just Northwest of Wichita Falls in the West and extends to Penelope, Texas in the Southeast. Its largest metropolitan areas are Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton, and Wichita Falls. It has approximately 914,556 Catholics in the Diocese, including 108 Priests, 86 Deacons, and 77 Sisters. The principal duty of all employees is to assist in the mission of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas.
General Position Summary
The Director of Adult Ministry is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive, cohesive Adult Formation program that includes education, spiritual and social opportunities, with a particular emphasis on Rites of Christian Initiation. This strategic process includes coordination, supervision and implementation of relevant and engaging content. Assists the formation of all catechists who minister in the Programs. Manages and provides consistent, timely and dynamic communication to the parish. Active participation in the life of the parish is required.
- In collaboration with the Pastor, develops, directs, implements and evaluates a coherent and unified catechetical plan for adults, that supports a lifelong deepening of the Catholic Faith for all parishioners consistent with the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), National Directory for Catechesis (NDC), Diocesan guidelines and parish needs. Remains knowledgeable about diocesan, national and global Church trends in the field of catechesis, develops an accurate statistical picture of the efforts of the parish and submits reports as requested. Works in tandem with the entire Formation Team to create a clear path to discipleship through all programs. Acts as a resource person for catechists, staff and the parish community.
- Develops, implements and participates in Adult Formation programs. Analyzes parish needs and adjusts programs as required.
- Administers the Rites of Christian Initiation Programs. Encourages continuing formation through other Adult Programs offered. Maintain records for all sacraments, and submits all records to parish sacramental record keeper.
- Recruits, trains, motivates and equips catechists and other ministers that serve in the parish catechetical programs. Encourages catechists in basic and life-long formation by providing up-to-date resources and promoting courses approved by the Diocese.
- Promotes programs and provides material for parish communication using eBlast, Facebook, website, Bulletin, Flocknote, email, etc. Directs campaigns to invite parishioners to participate (letters, email, postcards, etc.).
- Responsible for the administrative functions of registrations and evaluations. Organizes materials and library. Prepares a budget for approval and oversees expenditures. Attends Staff meetings, Diocesan meetings and trainings as required. Provides support to the formation team for training, resources, and programs.
Typical Decisions and/or Recommendations Made in This Position:
- Creates a budget for Adult Ministry to ensure the goals of the programs are in line with the budget.
- Day-to-day management and decision for budgeted funds available to the financial requests received.
- Recommend plans and future direction to meet the needs of the department programs.
Supervision Given and/or Received:
- Supervised by the Pastor
- Work with the Business Manager on the financial process and budget.
- Will work with the pastor to discuss needs of the programs under his/her day-to-day leadership.
- Works in tandem with the rest of formation department to create a clear path of discipleship.
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with staff and parish ministry leaders.
- Develops and maintains working relationships with other Diocesan Formation departments and the Diocesan Formation Office.
- Maintains a highly visible and active presence with the parishioners.
Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:
- This position works in a typical office environment, on stage in front of children, adults and families.
- Is subject to stress due to the evolving and quickly expanding programs and dynamics of family needs, tight deadlines and heavy workloads.
- Limited, 1-3 times per year
Education and Experience Preferred:
- Practicing Catholic, faithful to the Magisterium and in good standing with the Catholic Church.
- Successful completion of the Diocesan Safe Environment process.
- Bachelor's Degree in Theology, Religious Studies or Youth Ministry; Master's Degree preferred
- Working knowledge of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Certificate preferred
Knowledge and Skills Preferred:
- Skilled at Public speaking
- Skilled at strategic planning
- Intermediate proficiency with Excel, Word, Publisher
- Licensing and Copyright awareness
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Please apply through
The Diocese of Fort Worth, Employment, Parishes and Schools