Minister for Children and Families, part-time, Milton, MA

Minister for Children and Families, part-time, Milton, MA

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Job Posting for Minister of Children and Families
First Congregational Church of Milton, MA (United Church of Christ)

Hours: Part time, based on 15 hrs/week over 12 months with lighter summer hours.
(approx. 18 hrs/week during 40-week school year, 5 hrs/wk during summer)

Option to work from home with flextime. Must work on Sundays. Reports to: Pastor and works in close partnership with Board of Christian Education.

First Congregational Church, Milton, MA, is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We are seeking a Minister of Children and Families, who will lead our vibrant and vital Sunday school programs. The spiritual formation of children lies at the heart of our mission and purpose as a congregation. FCC of Milton is a congregation comprised primarily of families with children. We have a large Sunday school program of more than 100 children, and there is room for this program to grow.

Primary Responsibilities

Working with the oversight of the Board of Christian Education: plan, coordinate, organize, support, and lead programs for children from Nursery through 5th grade.

  • Recruit, develop, and supervise Sunday school teachers (high school students). Supervise the adult nursery worker.

  • Organize and coordinate annual Sunday school registration process, keep attendance, and maintain an accurate database using Fellowship One (training for F1 available on job).

  • Prepare curriculum and provide oversight and support to ensure the curriculum is incorporated into weekly lessons.

  • Research, order, organize, and distribute curriculum and materials.

  • Facilitate and lead teacher trainings and meetings as needed to help teachers grow and

    improve.

  • Organize and coordinate special events including, Christmas pageant, teacher appreciation, children's Sunday, Palm Sunday, and the Easter egg hunt.

  • Communicate all Christian education activities, and correspond with parents and the congregation as appropriate using a variety of mediums, including: social media, email, posters, mailings, newsletter, etc.

  • Attend monthly Christian education committee meeting.

  • Plan and review annual budget with the Board of Christian Education, to discuss needs and requirements, as well as future goals, for the program.

• Stay abreast of current trends and best practices in Christian education, and share insights with the Board of Christian Education.

Qualifications (Required)

The ideal candidate is a spiritually mature person with excellent communication skills and a desire to engage in the life of the congregation to help strengthen and grow our programs for children and support families as they seek to grow in faith.

We seek someone who is invested in fostering a loving, safe, and caring environment where children can build friendships, learn the stories and practices of our faith, come to trust in God’s love for them, and connect their faith to their life in the world.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field and related experience OR direct experience.

  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith, and an ability to share that faith authentically in a way that encourages the faith of others.

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the church’s mission.

  • Experience in teaching, administration, and supervision.

  • Proficiency with basic computer programs and social media platforms.

  • Strong administrative, communication, leadership, and motivational skills

    Qualifications (preferred)

  • Academic training in education or theology.

  • General marketing and growth perspective that will assist with the continued growth and development of our educational programs.

  • Experience in the church in either volunteer or professional position

    Other Pastoral Opportunities

    For candidates who are ordained or seeking ordination, this position may offer opportunities for preaching, the administration of the sacraments, and providing pastoral support to the congregation as appropriate.

    Interested and qualified candidates may combine this job with the available Youth Minister position for additional hours and a larger portfolio.

    Financial compensation to be commensurate with qualifications. FCC of Milton is an open and affirming congregation and is an equal opportunity employer.

     

Contact: John Allen

Address: 495 Canton Ave Milton MA 02186

Email:

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