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Director of Children and Parents Ministry

AGAPE DEVELOPMENT Houston, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Agape Development is a community ministry.  Our mission is to transform our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent community leaders.  We accomplish this through a variety of programs: K-5 after-school program, youth ministry shaved ice business, K-12 summer day camps, discipleship houses for young adults, women’s ministry, small businesses employing second chance residents, and affordable housing development.

 

The Director of Children’s Ministry plans and oversees the afterschool and summer programs for elementary aged kids in our neighborhood. They train and supervise staff to carry out program initiatives to help children become Christ-following, independent community leaders.

Company Description
At a Glance
Agape is the Greek word for love in its truest form—a love that is authentic, intentional and long-lasting. At Agape Development we apply this agape approach to community development in the Third Ward. At Agape Development we prepare our neighbors to become Christ-following, independent, community leaders. Together, we will transform our neighborhood and provide a model for authentic community development in Houston. While our programs have developed and grown over the years from a primarily young adult ministry to one that reaches people throughout the life span, our mission has remained the same. We are addressing the specific brokenness of this community with our Agape Development approach. Transforming our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community leaders.

History
Houston’s Greater Third Ward has a rich spiritual history. For many decades there have been faithful saints ministering the grace of the Gospel of Jesus. In the summer of 1998 a young woman came to serve in Houston’s Greater Third Ward in between semesters of college. Though not unfamiliar with poverty and missions, she was captivated by the ministry of God’s people who lived as neighbors in the community, not just 9-to-5 employees. For a summer, her life became intertwined with the life of the inner city- its children, its youth, its single mothers, its faithful grandmothers. She met pastors and elders in a local church that modeled the Gospel in a way that touched her heart.

That summer of walking through the joys and pains with her neighbors would forever change the lives of Amanda Van Zandt Craig, her future husband Kirk Craig, and their four children. God graciously provided partnership with David and Melissa Hill who had been faithfully serving as urban missionaries long before the Craig’s arrived. David and Melissa, along with their children, lived in the community and modeled the type of ministry Amanda had seen that first summer. With the capable guidance of a local board of directors, and the loving partnership of these families, God began to grow the Agape Community in the OST/South Union neighborhood.

AGAPE DEVELOPMENT

Why Work Here?
At Agape Development we are transforming our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent community leaders.

At a Glance Agape is the Greek word for love in its truest form—a love that is authentic, intentional and long-lasting. At Agape Development we apply this agape approach to community development in the Third Ward. At Agape Development we prepare our neighbors to become Christ-following, independent, community leaders. Together, we will transform our neighborhood and provide a model for authentic community development in Houston. While our programs have developed and grown over the years from a primarily young adult ministry to one that reaches people throughout the life span, our mission has remained the same. We are addressing the specific brokenness of this community with our Agape Development approach. Transforming our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community leaders. History Houston’s Greater Third Ward has a rich spiritual history. For many decades there have been faithful saints ministering the grace of the Gospel of Jesus. In the summer of 1998 a young woman came to serve in Houston’s Greater Third Ward in between semesters of college. Though not unfamiliar with poverty and missions, she was captivated by the ministry of God’s people who lived as neighbors in the community, not just 9-to-5 employees. For a summer, her life became intertwined with the life of the inner city- its children, its youth, its single mothers, its faithful grandmothers. She met pastors and elders in a local church that modeled the Gospel in a way that touched her heart. That summer of walking through the joys and pains with her neighbors would forever change the lives of Amanda Van Zandt Craig, her future husband Kirk Craig, and their four children. God graciously provided partnership with David and Melissa Hill who had been faithfully serving as urban missionaries long before the Craig’s arrived. David and Melissa, along with their children, lived in the community and modeled the type of ministry Amanda had seen that first summer. With the capable guidance of a local board of directors, and the loving partnership of these families, God began to grow the Agape Community in the OST/South Union neighborhood.

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