Overview: The Parent Small Group Leader assists First Presbyterian Evanston in accomplishing its mission: To know Christ and to grow in him as we serve and make disciples in Evanston, the Chicago area, and the world. The person in this position guides parents through a small group experience that explores the intersection of faith and parenting.  

Responsibilities:

  • The small group topics have been reviewed with the provided study resources before each session. 
  • Preparation has occurred for the small group meeting, and all necessary materials have been gathered. 
  • The Minister of Children and Youth has been contacted with any questions or needs in the week leading up to the small group. 
  • Members of the small group have been reminded about upcoming meetings, or the Minister of Children and Youth has been asked to remind parents. 
  • Conversation has been facilitated in the parent small group on topics that consider the intersection of faith and parenting. 

Relationships, Team Composition:

The Parent Small Group Leader reports to the Minister of Children and Youth and may serve with another small group leader.  

Time Commitment: 2.5 Hours per Session

  • Groups may choose to meet weekly, biweekly, or monthly depending on their individual needs.    

Special Talents, Skills Preferred: Welcoming, approachable, self-aware, skilled at facilitating conversation, desire to serve.  

Resources, Training Provided: Study guides, lessons, guidance on leading small groups. Ongoing support from the Minister of Children and Youth is available.

Volunteer job description written 4/26/21