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Parish Ministry

Director of Children’s & Youth Programs

First Congregational Church, Milton MA

 

Description:

First UCC Milton is seeking a Director of Children’s and Youth Programs who can expand our successful existing programs to plan, develop, and implement outstanding Christian Education programs for children and young adults.  Unlike most 335-year-old congregations, our church is a vibrant, growing community that has doubled our Sunday School enrollment to over 120 children in just the past ten years.   We seek an inspired, dynamic, outgoing and creative person who has a strong relationship with God and Jesus Christ, and whose philosophy and theology is well aligned our progressive UCC Church.  The Director will lead and manage, in coordination with the Board of Christian Education, all youth Christian education by nurturing & empowering volunteers, teachers and leaders as they help others grow in their faith.

 

Hours: Part Time (10-15 hours/week variable by needs)

Reports to: Pastor & Board of Christian Education

Supervises: Sunday School Programs

Start Date:  Immediate

 

Qualifications

•.  Personal commitment to the Christian Faith.  Enthusiastic and optimistic about educational ministry.  Ability to work with and nurture people’s development as disciples of Jesus Christ.

•.  Academic training in education and theology.   Theological Degree Preferred.

•.  Experience in the church in either volunteer or professional positions and/or experience in teaching, administration and supervision.

•.  Strong Administrative and Computer Skills

 

Primary Goals:

Direct Sunday School Program:

•.  Evaluate the existing curriculum recommend changes to make our program more vibrant, engaging, and relevant for children and youth of all ages Instruct and mentor Sunday School teachers on the curriculum and methods of teaching and engaging students.

•.  Facilitate the transition from participation and leadership in the Sunday School program to active participation and involvement in adult worship services.

 

Optional Responsibilities:

Youth Group Programs:

•.  Develop experiential learning opportunities for spiritual growth of youth, including local, national, and international mission work.  

•.  Develop and direct Youth activities in a Christian Environment.

 

To Apply:

Christine Strout:  castrout@comcast.net


Financial Compensation to be Commensurate with Qualifications

First UCC Milton is an open and affirming congregation and is an equal opportunity employer.