Director of Christian Education

Pilgrim Church (UCC). | Sherborn, MA
Date posted: July 28, 2022
Director of Christian Education
Contact Name: Ms Jennifer Bethel
Contact Email: [email protected]
Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Pilgrim Church, Sherborn, MA, is an open and affirming congregation and a member of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. The congregation represents Sherborn and a number of surrounding towns in the Boston MetroWest Area.
Job Description
The Director of Christian Education will be a person grounded in the Christian faith who cares deeply about the moral and spiritual education of children and families, and is committed to strengthening their connection to the Church and its family related activities. The Director will:Rebuild CE Programs for Young Families
1. Visit current families with young children during the summer to encourage Sunday School participation beginning in September. This should not take as much time in future years
2. Annually create and execute a plan for reaching out to new families in Sherborn and
surrounding communities
3. Coordinate with partnering Dover Church staff on Middle School/Senior High School youth groups
4. Meet/coordinate with Christian Education Committee as needed
5. Respond to questions and suggestions from parents, and community members
6. Look for ways to engage parents and families in community building programs.Plan and coordinate weekly Sunday worship classes and activities (Sept. -June)
1. Provide overall leadership of CE classes and programs for K-5 children
2. Recruit teachers
3. Plan lessons, purchase supplies and compile teacher books
4. Prepare Sunday children’s message
5. Be at church for service/Sunday School on Sunday mornings (2.5 hours)
6. Complete reorganization of the Children’s Wing and keep it updated
7. Organize Sunday morning nursery coverage
8. Arrange for snacks
9. Work with volunteers to plan and run Christmas TableauOther tasks
1. Attend staff meetings on Tuesday mornings (10-12)
2. Plan vacation bible school with Dover Church
3. Work with the Pastor to plan/staff annual community Christmas story/Easter egg hunt
5. Purchase Bibles for K-3rd grade and confirmation
6. Plan and help staff OWL program (human sexuality class)
7. Assist Pastor with Confirmation

Required experience:
Former work in Christian education or significant teaching experience with young children in a church setting) and/or work with families with young children.
Potential additional responsibilities: Middle School Youth Group Director (4 hrs. per wk., $30 an hour). Develop and lead a bi-weekly hands-on program for middle school students at Pilgrim Church with partnering Dover Church. This is a one-year trial program

Time Commitment

15 hrs. per week for 44 weeks (Sept. – June) @ $30 per hour ($19,800).
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