Job Description

Coordinator for Vital Congregations (Theology, Formation and Evangelism)
Louisville, KY, United States of America


With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 275 staff members who provide overall support for the mission of the church.

Position Purpose:
Provide administrative and programmatic structure, vision, and oversight in the Office of Vital Congregations. This position provides strategic oversight and mission coordination by developing, implementing, and casting the vision for the ministry of the Office of Vital Congregations. This position supports, trains, and supervises the Mission Specialist and Associate(s) of Vital Congregations. Furthermore, this position is responsible for developing the theory and resources for the ministry work. 

Job Skills / Requirements

  1. Strategy: Coordinate and manage the overall vision, strategy, and program of the Office of Vital Congregations.
  2. Manage: Manage interpretation and administration of the vision and policies related to the Office Vital Congregations.
  3. Finance: In cooperation with the Coordinator of Mission Effectiveness and Budget, manage, oversee, and have responsibility for the budget related to ministry work. Write grants and ensure funding for sustainability of the ministry work and staffing. 
  4. Staff: Coordinate, train, support, and provide supervision and leadership oversight to the Mission Specialist and Associate for Vital Congregations. Envision structure of future staff.
  5. Mid-Council Support: Strategize and implement relational oversite to presbyteries, synods, and churches. 
  6. Programs:  Create and offer oversite to the Vital Congregations Initiative, envision implementation of the national scope of the Initiative. Create and support training opportunities. Envision and create future opportunities and support after the 2-Year Initiative.
  7. Collaboration: Cultivate and continue partnerships in projects, programs, events and travel across TFE ministry areas and across denominational agencies. Envision and create intentional collaborations and partnerships with seminaries, colleges, conference centers. 
  8. Communication:  Envision and develop promotional and training materials in digital format. Create and maintain avenues of communication for synods, presbyteries, and churches. Manage all reports and information for the Board, and all Actions of the PMA Board related to ministry work.
  9. Travel: In collaboration with the Associate Director of TFE, other Coordinators and the Mission Specialist and Associate for Vital Congregations, travel to mid-councils to share vision and implement the VC Initiative; major conferences; to represent the Office of Vital Congregations for major conference events.


Masters of Divinity or advanced degree required.


8-10 years of experience with transforming congregations and relational evangelism preferred.

Essential Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships, collaborations, intentional relationships
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to share a broader vision
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Experience discerning information from a variety of sources
  • Experience with multi-tasking
  • Ability to articulate problems facing the churches life.

Helpful Skills:

  • Project management
  • Grant writing
  • Strong budget/finance skills
  • Experience working well with others on major projects
  • Ability to plan large scale events.

Required Competencies:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to think strategically
    • Strong communication skills
    • Relational ability with mid-councils, staff, partnerships, and churches
    • Cultural proficiency: understands and values differences in various cultures within the organization. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Work in an office environment.
  • Ability to travel frequently (up to 50%)

Additional Information / Benefits

We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:

Company Paid Benefits
Vacation Days
Sick Days
Paid Holidays
Death and Disability
Pension Plan
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Benefits
Dental insurance
Flexible Spending accounts
403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Group Term Life Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Accident Insurance

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.

This job reports to the Associate for Vital Congregations

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is provided and travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 1