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Children's Christian Education Coordinator ( Cheverly, MD)

10 hours per week – 12 months

At Cheverly United Methodist Church, inspiring children is an important step in achieving our church’s mission of making disciples of all people.  As part of our mission, it is vital to have a strong children’s program to attract and grow disciples. 

Cheverly United Methodist Church is a small, but growing, congregation. Our average church attendance is 70 adults and 15 children per Sunday. Church services begin at 10:00 a.m. and end between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Children attend church in the sanctuary at the beginning of the service and go to Sunday School after Children’s Time, which has a message from the pastor or other members of the church. Sunday School begins at about 10:15 and ends by 11:30 a.m.

Vacation Bible School usually takes place for a week during June and operates in the evening for two hours.

Education Requirements:
Required: High School Graduate with some college courses.
Preferred: College Degree in a related field such as Christian Education, Christian Ministry, Theology, or Religious Studies.

Experience and Skills:
Required: Complete familiarity with Protestant church services, music and Sunday school. Working experience in a Sunday School, Christian Education Program, Vacation Bible School (VBS) or other similar programs involving children. Demonstrated ability to develop a children’s Christian education program.
Preferred: 2 to 5 years experience working in a church environment in Sunday School, Christian Education Program, Vacation Bible School or other relevant programs. Demonstrated ability to incorporate Christian music into children’s programming.

Job Responsibilities:
This job description lists required tasks and responsibilities.  Other responsibilities may be added when deemed necessary.

  1. Provide opportunities for spiritual growth for children preschool through sixth grade by planning and teaching Sunday School lessons throughout the year.
  2. Schedule and participate in Children’s Time and develop other opportunities to involve the children in the congregational worship service and outreach opportunities (e.g., service projects).
  3. Ensure the environment and programs are safe for children.
  4. Effectively communicate children’s ministry activities to the pastor, children’s families, and the congregation.
  5. Gather input from families and volunteers on programming for continuous improvement.  
  6. Coordinate volunteers to ensure there is adequate, trained supervision for all activities.
  7. Track attendance and participation in children’s programs.
  8. Develop, plan, teach, and coordinate weeklong, 2 hour/day VBS program (10 hours of actively attended programming).
  9. Abide by established budget and purchasing guidelines as established by Finance Committee and pastor.

Additional Information
The Children’s Christian Education Coordinator reports to the pastor, and coordinates with children’s music ministry staff and other church groups, as needed.

Applicant must be eligible for employment (i.e., U.S. citizen or work permit).

Cover letters and resumes are due by July 18th and may be mailed or emailed to:

Cheverly United Methodist Church
2801 Cheverly Avenue
Cheverly, MD 20785

Employment will begin the week of August 25th, allowing two weeks of preparation prior to Children’s Time and Sunday School on September 7th

Posted on 7.15.2014

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