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Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown
Position Description

Title: Director of Christian Education
Job Summary:

Responsible for the direction and oversight of educational ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown in a part-time position averaging generally 15 hours per week.

Reports to: Generally, the Christian Discipleship Ministry Team with supervision by the Senior Pastor

Job Responsibilities:

  • Guide the educational/discipleship ministries of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown by serving as a staff person to the Christian Discipleship (CD) Ministry Team.
  • Assist the CD Ministry Team in all aspects of providing a holistic ministry of Christian nurture by helping with the planning for the total program, with identifying leaders for various programs, and with selecting appropriate curriculum resources.
  • Serve as a resource person for church school teachers and other Christian education leaders.
  • Give special priority to planning for, resourcing, and training leadership in additional meetings for children, youth and adults.
    • Facilitate the promotion of presbyterial and denominational programs for children and youth (summer camps, youth retreats, rallies, etc.) to leaders and parents.
    • Provide for periodic training and support for teachers and leaders.
  • Be informed about new methodologies and resources for Christian nurture and help the CD Ministry Team see and evaluate trends.
    • Assist the CD Ministry Team in planning special educational ministries, such as church membership classes, seasonal programs (i.e., Lent and
    • Help with the promotion of all educational ministries within the congregation (posters, mailings, newsletter articles, e-group postings, web information).
  • Assist in providing for and promoting the church library.


Job Requirements:

Education:

Degree in education or seminary degree.

Experience:

Minimum of 2 years experience in Christian education either as staff or volunteer.

Knowledge:

Has knowledge of Christian education at all levels.

Skills:

Is trained and experienced in Christian education leadership and administration.

Possesses gifts for organization and coordination and demonstrates an ability to shepherd volunteers.

Is able to communicate well and relate to all persons.

Is committed to educational ministry within the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.


Work closely with the chair of the CD Ministry Team. Attend each meeting of the CD Ministry Team. Function as a member of the church's staff, under the supervision of the Senior Pastor.

Participate in continuing education events.

Two paid 15-hour weeks per year.

The flexibility of the DCE schedule may allow for additional time off, but it is expected that the work will be done at an earlier or later time.

Holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and following Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. (If the DCE is called to work on a holiday, another day may be substituted.)

Sick Leave: Four days per year.

No compensation for unused sick leave at the termination of employment.

Evaluation: Generally accountable to the Christian Discipleship Ministry Team with supervision by the Senior Pastor.

The DCE will be evaluated as directed by the session.