Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Wilmington, DE Posted: September 07, 2020
Job Title – Christian Education Program Manager The Christian Education Program Manager is responsible for working cooperatively with the Session, the pastor, and lay leaders to plan, develop, and lead the education ministry of Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church (LBPC). Creativity, compassion, and a willingness to support children and families in their individual spiritual journeys are critical to success. This is a part-time position (approx.15-20 hrs/week). Responsibilities: Develop and implement annual children, youth, and adult education strategy plans to actively support spiritual growth and development for all ages within the church (in conjunction with the pastor and with approval by the session) Develop creative approaches aimed at increasing participation in children and youth activities at LBPC using social media, outreach avenues in the broader local community, and approaches to individuals/families visiting LBPC Plan, coordinate and teach children and youth Sunday School classes and Vacation Bible School, including selection of appropriate curriculum materials, recruitment of volunteer teachers, and new teacher training/orientation Develop and produce age-appropriate worship activities that compliment liturgy themes for children who attend Sunday worship services (e.g., devotional ‘worship packets', children's parable time, etc.) Provide guidance and support to volunteer teen and adult education leaders to ensure that the agreed strategy plans are delivered in a cohesive, coordinated manner Lead teen education and social gatherings (including the LIFT group and confirmation classes) with support from the pastor when lay leaders are not available. Plan periodic age-appropriate Christian mission/community service activities for children and youth In coordination with the pastor, music ministry leaders and others, plan and deliver occasional special children & youth events (Christmas pagents, special worship offerings, intergenerational events, Rally Day, etc.) Be informed of Christian Education opportunities and resources at various denominational levels and encourage LBPC participation, as appropriate Provide oversight and ensure staffing of the nursery as needed (i.e., for worship services and special events, as appropriate. (Note: Nursery attendant is currently a paid position). Prepare annual Christian Education budget Maintain classroom supplies and attendance records Ensure that Christian Education rooms and bulletin boards are well maintained Ensure that all adults working with children or youth have passed a background check and are monitored in line with church policy. Qualifications: Practicing Christian Sense of call and passion for working with children and youth Experience in education College or seminary degree in youth ministry or Christian education is preferred, but not required Ability to work flexibly (weekends, evenings, irregular schedule, etc.) Current background check and CPR training (will be paid for by LBPC if not available) Skills: Creativity Organization Program development/program management Strong interpersonal skills Social media savvy Team player Ability to inspire others Experience with remote media platforms (e.g., Zoom) Oral and written communications Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
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