Christian Education Director - Sandwich, MA

Christian Education Director - Sandwich, MA

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First Church Sandwich, United Church of Christ, an open and affirming congregation seeks an energetic Christian Education Director to lead our Christian Education program. Christian Education is an important ministry at First Church. The Director will report directly to the Pastor but work in coordination with the Faith Formation Committee. We are looking for someone to bring new energy, ideas, and to expand our programs. View complete job description for more information.

First Church Sandwich, United Church of Christ, an open and affirming congregation seeks an energetic Christian Education Director to lead our Christian Education program. Christian Education is an important ministry at First Church. The Director will report directly to the Pastor but work in coordination with the Faith Formation Committee. We are looking for someone to bring new energy, ideas, and to expand our programs. View complete job description for more information.

Overall Responsibilities
 
The Christian Education Director is responsible for the religious education program for the children and youth of the church.
 
Major Tasks:

  1. Selects, in conjunction with the Faith Formation Committee and the pastor, the curriculum(a) to be used in the church school program.
  2. Manages and directs the church school program. Recruits, or coordinates recruitment of, teachers and volunteers.
  3. Coordinates and/or delivers the children's message during the 9:00 congregational worship service as agreed upon with the pastor. 
  4. Directs and oversees summertime Vacation Bible School.
  5. Attends meetings of the Faith Formation Committee, Council, and staff meetings as needed.
  6. Coordinates the communion education program for children.
  7. Takes steps to ensure compliance with and regular training "safe church" policy, including CORI checks on volunteer adults working closely with children.
  8. Oversees the annual updates of church school participant membership and coordinates family contact information with the church member database.
  9. Communicates in a timely manner (The Spire, Sunday bulletin, email, website, church announcements, mailings) with the church school families and the broader church and community about Christian Education activities and opportunities for involvement.
  10. Assists in the youth ministry program including planning youth group gatherings.
Reporting Relationships:
Reports to the Senior Minister.
Supervises volunteers.
Works closely with:
            Pastor
             Faith Formation Committee
             Church administrative manager
             Church school families
            Music Director
            Church Council
            Human Resources Committee
 
The Christian Education Director will average 10 hours per week, which includes Sunday mornings over 52 weeks. 

Qualifies for paid benefit time per the Personnel Handbook and approved by the Senior Pastor. This is an hourly position paid up to $24/hr.
 
Qualifications:
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Minimum of five years of involvement and/or membership in a church
  • Background and ability in working cooperatively with a multi-staffed church or with diverse groups of people. 
  • Be an effective team leader
  • Experience working with children, volunteers and/or in education
  • College degree or equivalent experience required.
To apply please email resume and cover letter to Rev. Tina Walker-Morin at revtina@firstchurchsandwich.org.
 

Contact: Rev. Tina Walker-Morin

Address: 136 Main Street Sandwich 02563

Phone: 5088880434

Email:

Website: www.firstchurchsandwich.org


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