Director of Christian Education - Old Saybrook, CT

Director of Christian Education - Old Saybrook, CT


Director of Christian Education – DRAFT
April 3, 2019
First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational), UCC
366 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Contact: Mark Gehret , Office Administrator– (860) 388-3008

  • Demonstrates gifts and passion for leading children and youth
  • Invested in the well-being and health of the members of our congregation
  • Person of faith
  • Experience with planning and implementing activities/lessons
  • Solid knowledge of and engagement with scripture
  • Flexible, organized, effective communication skills, ability to connect with all types of people
Faith Education:
  • Work in conjunction with the FEFA (Faith Education for All) team to coordinate faith formation activities for adults and youth which take place between our 9 am and 10:30 am services.
Church School & Youth
  • Create safe and welcoming spaces for the children and youth each week
  • Recruit, coordinate and train volunteers/teachers for each class (PK-2, 3-5 and 6-8)
  • Prepare Sunday School weekly lesson plans using church curriculum.
  • Determine age appropriate activities, email materials in advance to teachers, ensure lesson plans are printed and supplies are available.
  • Provide attendance sheets for each classroom, collect after school and submit to Office Administrator.
  • Give or arrange for the children’s sermon message during worship service as agreed upon with the Senior Minister
After School Programs and Summer Program:
  • Coordinates two after school faith-based programs, Bible Explorers and Helping Hands.
  • Coordinates, determines program content, recruits volunteers, advertises and handles enrollment for one-week summer camp.
Youth Group:
  • Creates a Sunday evening program to meet every other week for our middle school and high school youth. Prepares youth for, coordinates parent involvement and physically attends/leads the annual mission trip.
Organization and Coordination:
  • Organize and oversee personnel in the Nursery or Sunday mornings and ensure proper coverage per our Safe Conduct Policy
  • Work with Board of Christian Education volunteers on seasonal activities for children and youth
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly Christian Education team meetings
  • Coordinate adult volunteers to offer youth activities and engagement through study, service learning, fellowship, and participation in the life of the church
  • Communicate with parents of participating children and youth and the church community via: email blasts, flyers, bulletin, Facebook, etc.
  • Reports to the Senior Minister
Schedule and Compensation:
  • 10-20 hours per week part-time position
  • Hours include 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Sundays.
COMPENSATION:     TBD                                                                                                                           

Location: First Church of Christ in Saybrook, Congregational, UCC

Contact: Mark Gehret - Office Administrator

Address: 36 Main Street Old saybrook CT 06475

Phone: 860-388-3008

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