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Director of Local Missions

Fourth Presbyterian Church
Posted: 09/14/2021
Bethesda, MD

Purpose of position:

To support the mission, vision, and ministry of Fourth by providing leadership in helping the church fulfill its commitment to serve the poor and broken of the Washington, DC area and implement the planning and execution of the church’s local missions objectives.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop, in coordination with church leadership, a vision for local missions to include a strategy to meet our call to “go and do likewise”.
  • Provide leadership and support for all local ministries.
  • Develop and maintain a program which facilitates church congregants participating with organizations that serve the poor and broken.
  • Strengthen the focus of local missions throughout the life of the church.


  • Develop and implement annual ministry goals.
  • Direct the day-to-day functions of the ministry.
  • Coordinate with partner/non-partner organizations, individual ministries of Fourth, and members of Fourth congregation.
  • Develop policies and procedures governing the implementation of ministry mission, vision, and plans in coordination with a committee.
  • Expanding relationships with existing partner/non-partner organizations.
  • Develop a new network of prospective partner/non-partner organizations.
  • Develop working relationships with ministry staff, the supporting committees, and the various community groups of Fourth.
  • Initiate contact with partner organizations to understand their needs and develop a church response.
  • Coordinate with church education departments to equip the church to serve.
  • Coordinate with the Mission DMV Committee Chair in recruiting, training, communications, and an annual conference.
  • In coordination with the Mission DMV Committee Elder(s) develop, oversee, and manage the local missions budget.
To Apply: Janie Randell