The Coordinator of Religious Education will function with the direction of the Senior Minister and the Religious Education Working Team. The focus of this position will be children and youth Christian Education. The Coordinator of Religious Education will work collaboratively to discern those places where the Spirit is calling us forward in this time, especially with an eye toward families and younger members of our community.
Certification or skills/experience in children and youth Christian education
Experience in multi-staff parish ministry
Aptitude for online education and conferencing tools and facilitating community online
Strong pastoral, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Collaborative work style
Commitment to innovation
Attention to detail and creative problem solving
Active faith life focused on the love of God and neighbor
Commitment to the mission and values of Second Congregational Church
In collegial and collaborative relationship with the Senior Minister, church staff, and volunteers, the Coordinator’s role will focus on these areas:
Children and Youth Christian Education (CYCE): Serve as a pastoral presence within our CYCE community, including being present on Sunday mornings in our children and youth spaces (in person or online in light of COVID-19), connecting with parents/guardians, and attending classes and other related meetings. Serve as direct supervisor of the Nursery Attendant. Work with and support our volunteer CYCE leaders, Nursery Attendant, and volunteer teachers in visioning vitality, assessing our curriculum, and programming, and making improvements.
Creative Worship and Multi-generational Ministries: Work in close collaboration with the Senior Minister, Worship Design Team, and other staff to lead and plan multi-generational initiatives including integrating children and young families into our larger worshipping life.
Creative Outreach: In collaboration with pastoral staff, provide outreach to families and foster a welcoming environment for new and continuing families and children.
Relationships and Accountability
The CYCE Coordinator shall report to the Senior Minister who provides oversight and leadership for the Church’s worship and organizational life and for the Church’s ministries, programs, and activities; and will be accountable to the congregation’s Religious Education Team.
The CYCE Coordinator should preferably hold a credential or certification in Christian education, and/or have a background in working with children, youth, and families in a church context. The CYCE Coordinator must be able to demonstrate the ability to faithfully and effectively show alignment with the progressive, Open and Affirming commitments of Second Congregational Church.
Scope and Duration
The CYCE Coordinator must be able to work for Second Congregational Church on a one-quarter-time basis (10 hours/week), including weekly Sunday morning presence. Salary for the position is $15.00 per hour. Position if available for immediate start.
Please submit Cover Letter and Resume, along with contact information for 3 professional references to:
Rev. Peter Preble, Interim Senior Minister email@example.com
Location: Second Congregational Church of Beverly
Contact: Rev. Peter Preble
Address: Beverly MA
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