Director of Christian Education

First Presbyterian Church

Job Description

Job Description

First Presbyterian Church of Mattoon, IL seeks a Director of Christian Education to oversee all aspects of its Christian Education program, including but not limited to: Sunday School for all ages, LOGOS program, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, youth groups, summer activities, and special events. The Director of Christian Education must be a committed Christian who can reach out to people of all ages, foster their growth in faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, and equip them to serve and honor God with their lives. A letter of application and resume can be sent to [email protected]. This is a full-time position with a benefits package and flexible scheduling.  Drug test, criminal background check, and motor vehicle reports will be run and reviewed for the successful candidate.



The applicant should have college experience and possess the following:

  • A calling to ministry in Christian Education, including elementary students, middle school students, high school students, and young adults.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with enthusiasm and ability to relate well to youth (perceptive and responsive to their needs) and their parents/guardians, church staff, and volunteers.
  • Familiar with the Bible and the Presbyterian Church, USA approach.
  • Ability to legally drive a 15-passenger van.
  • Willingness to work 40 hours a week with Sundays being a mandatory work day.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight in all areas and for all age levels of Christian Education from nursery through adults.
  • Set goal(s) for Christian Education.
  • Build and lead youth groups for middle school students, high school students, and young adults.
  • Involve middle school students, high school students, and young adults in ministry, mission projects, and church-wide events.
  • Evaluate curriculum, organize supplies, and make recommendations to the Christian Education Committee regarding youth programming.
  • Recruit, schedule, and supervise volunteers and child care workers for Christian Education programs. 
  • Plan/coordinate youth trips, fellowship events, and service projects for middle school students, high school students, and young adults. 
  • Communicate with youth, parents, staff and volunteers by in-person, telephone, email, notes, text messages, and social media as necessary and appropriate.
  • Encourage middle school students, high school students, and young adults to be supportive of each other, work together, and be active participants. 
  • Attend conferences and in-service workshops when available.
  • Write an annual report noting areas of successful ministry and goals for the next year. 
  • Facilitate monthly Christian Education meetings and attend other committee meetings as necessary. 
  • Plan and present an annual budget for all Christian Education Programs to Session for approval.

About First Presbyterian Church



First Presbyterian Church (FPC) was born on June 27, 1858 with a grand total of ten members. Today FPC numbers 185 members. FPC has had three homes: 21st Street and Prairie Avenue (1864-1903), 2201 Western Avenue (1903-1972), 10 Charleston Avenue (1972-today). The gym and youth center were added in 1987.

Throughout our history, Presbyterians have been actively involved in meeting needs in the community and throughout the world. In recent years, FPC members have dug wells in Africa, built a school in Central America, and re-built homes for flood victims in Cedar Rapids and Nashville. Closer to home, FPC members worked to refurbish the Titus Home in Sullivan, established a mentoring program at Riddle Elementary School, provided support for Kemmerer Village, as well as helping as staff and volunteers for the Mattoon Food Pantry and Heartland Christian Village.

Our aim at FPC is to live out the Good News of Jesus Christ and bring that Good News to the world. We discover new dimensions to God's love as we study the Scriptures and reach out in service to others. The faith that has sustained FPC members for over 150 years is the same faith we bring to the challenges and callings of today. FPC can provide your family with a sturdy foundation of faith from which to learn and serve and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Some College

Date Posted
2 months ago
MATTOON, Illinois

Presbyterian: PCUSA

Church Size
100-200 people

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