Director of Christian Education Full Time

@ First Presbyterian Church, Portland Email Job Print Job
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Job Summary: To plan, create, develop, supervise, lead and direct the ministry of  education with children, youth, and adults in accordance with the policies and directions of the session, in relationship with the head of staff through the associate pastor named by the head of staff, staff, session, Christian education committees, teachers, leaders and congregation.

Accountability: Accountable to the session, under the supervision of the pastor as the head of staff through the associate pastor named by the head of  staff.


  • Specialized knowledge of Christian education resources and programming that meet the faith formation needs of all ages (children, youth, families, and adults).
  • Experience planning and implementing educational programs for different ages in a church
  • Demonstration of solid knowledge of emotional, spiritual, and physical developmental milestones of children, youth, and
  • Experience recruiting, training and supporting volunteers/volunteer
  • Ability to affirm and support our modernly progressives church’s mission and vision along with the doctrine and theology of the Presbyterian Church of the USA and the Reformed
  • Good communication skills and a willingness to advocate for all experience levels and to develop intergenerational connections in the
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff, committees, and


  • Working with pastoral staff and lay leaders in creating and evolving an overall vision for Faith Formation throughout the
  • Overseeing the delivery of planned activities and services, evaluating the effectiveness of the
  • Encouraging and enabling volunteers and/or professional staff to accomplish their duties, achieve their goals, and develop their personal and professional gifts in response to God’s call upon their
  • Recruiting, resourcing, and coordinating volunteers as needed for all ministry offerings, including but not limited to the Nursery/ Childcare for children, Children’s Sunday School, Youth Ministry Offerings, Adult Education
  • Connect and build relationships with children, youth, and families, and families of the
  • Liaises with the Downtown Youth Collective, and coordinate and attend youth meetings and gatherings, drawing on other staff and parents of involved youth as support.
  • Overseeing Adult Education and working with the leader of existing Bible studies, resourcing them as
  • Working with the adult education team and other pastoral staff to plan and implement special educational opportunities for the
  • Work with the Faith Development Standing Committee and its three subcommittees (Children’s and Youth Ministries, Adult Education, and Library).
  • Help plan and implement intergenerational activities and programming for the church.
  • Working to develop actives and connectional opportunities for young families and young
Application deadline closed.

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