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Director of Christian Education, Youth, and Family Ministries

Job Description

Director of Christian Education,
Youth, and Family Ministries
Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Hours, salary, and time off: 15 hours per week, with an annual salary between $10,000 and $12,000 based on experience and/or education.
1 week vacation including 1 Sunday, 2 additional vacation Sundays; sick-time Sundays available as reasonably needed.

Job Summary: The Director of Christian Education, Youth, and Family Ministries is a member of the Ministry Staff. The Director enables the church to address the educational ministry/spiritual formation needs of all members of the congregation and community. Primary focus is pre-school age through elementary school age children and their families as well as confirmand-age youth and teens. The Director works with other staff, the Christian Education Committee, the Mission Committee, and other church committees and/or programs to create an energetic, progressive ministry to address the needs of children, youth, and their families. The Director reports to the Pastor and contributes to the worship, liturgical, and witnessing life of the church on Sunday mornings and in the community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Organizes all facets of the Sunday School program including but not limited to:

  2. Coordinates Vacation Bible School including recruiting and overseeing all of the teachers and teams, choosing curriculum with the input of the Christian Education committee and Pastor, organizing teacher training, advertising, preparing classroom rosters, communicating with parents, planning closing program, decorating and planning the week’s activities with the assistance of other leaders, volunteers, and staff.

  3. With the Christian Education and SPIRIT Committee, coordinates activities such as Trunk or Treat, Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt, etc.

  4. As ministry grows, oversees the organization and administration of a nursery program if needed.

  5. Assists the Pastor with Confirmation as needed.

  6. Staffs and assists the SPIRIT Committee in arranging, advertising and coordinating intergenerational activities, mission projects, and fellowship opportunities. Ensures communication between SPIRIT, Christian Education, and Outreach/Fellowship Committees.

  7. Identifies opportunities for children and youth to serve and share in weekly worship.

  8. Participates in PNEC Lay Educators group for support, resources and networking.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Associates Degree, B.A., or B.S. degree preferred. Theological education a plus.

Training and experience: Teaching experience and/or teacher training is preferred, but relevant experience will be considered.

Knowledge and abilities: A faith in Jesus Christ enthusiastically expressed, with a general understanding of progressive theology or a willingness to be mentored in this area. A conviction for providing ministry for children, youth, and their families. Excitement about creating engaging programming for children, youth, and their families, especially for alternatives to traditional educational programs. A willingness to experiment and be flexible. An ability to recruit others to share their faith and talents in the building of this ministry.

About our Church:
Christ’s Church at Lowhill is a growing, historic church in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. We are part of the United Church of Christ, and we believe that God is still speaking. In celebration of our 250th anniversary this year, we are energized by our past, excited about the present, and faithfully embracing the future. We have created the part-time (15 hours) position of Director of Christian Education, Youth, and Family Ministries in response to growing needs in our church and in the wider community, and in response to the United Church of Christ’s renewed commitment to caring for children and families. We are looking for a partner in this exciting new season of ministry who is both willing to learn and able to lead. The right candidate will be eager to plug into the life of the church, to work closely with the Pastor as part of the Ministry staff, and to work with children, youth, and families in our church family and beyond.

Learn more about us at www.christschurchatlowhill.org.

Interested candidates, please send a cover letter that demonstrates your communication skills as well as a resume highlighting your work history, education, and life experience. Please send these items via PDF as email attachments to [email protected] The successful candidate will pass all required background checks and be able to provide references upon request.

Christ's Church at Lowhill

Christ’s Church at Lowhill is a growing, historic church in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. We are part of the United Church of Christ, and we believe that God is still speaking. In celebration of our 250th anniversary this year, we are energized by our past, excited about the present, and faithfully embracing the future. We have created the part-time (15 hours) position of Director of Christian Education, Youth, and Family Ministries in response to growing needs in our church and in the wider community, and in response to the United Church of Christ’s renewed commitment to caring for children and families.