Christian Education Director

Wesley United Methodist

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

OBJECTIVE / PURPOSE: The Director of Christian Education works in concert with Pastor and lay leadership of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


+ Must be open, affirming, and inclusive of all people.

+ The ability to lead youth in growing relationships to God, including having a decent understanding of Scripture, willingness to pray with others, and ability to plan and lead lessons.

+ The freedom to work evenings and weekends and accompany youth on trips.

+ Develops and implements with laity and youth a well-rounded Christian Education program (Discipleship, Mission, Nurture, Stewardship, Worship, and Leadership).

+ Plans and leads youth meetings throughout the year.

+ Develops a Christian Education Committee (adult and youth) to grow people as faithful disciples.

+ Equips people to interpret biblical texts and enact them.

+ Equips youth to be active participants and leaders in worship (acolytes, liturgists, ushers, etc).

+ Develops appropriate relationships with youth and their families.

+ Attends & reports to Admin Council meetings

+ Tracks and accounts for all income, spending, etc.

+ Develops yearly budget

+ Meets weekly with youth and carries our teaching, service projects, mission projects, fun activities.

+ Recruits adults as volunteers for teaching and trips as needed, and helps provide training as needed.

+ Successfully complete the Safe Gatherings certification (cost paid by Wesley UMC).

+ Meet with Pastor weekly to keep communication flowing

+ Attend worship and participate in worship leadership (occasionally address the congregation from the pulpit).

+ Under the guidance of Pastor, communicates in various formats to congregations, i.e. interacting with online congregation during live streams, emails, social media, monthly newsletter, bulletin announcements, and face-to-face.

+ Assists, as the Pastor directs, to meet pastoral care needs of the youth and their families.

And other responsibilities and functions as needed or requested by the Pastor.

Professional and Personal Development:

+ Practices Sabbath and spiritual discipline

+ Attends appropriate continuing education annually, in consultation with and approved by the SPRC and Pastor

About Wesley United Methodist

Being Church for All People

Sunday Schedule

10:15 Worship Live Online @ Facebook and YouTube


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Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
1 year ago
Parsons, Kansas

United Methodist

Church Size
350-500 people

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