Christian Education Director

Wesley United Methodist | Parsons, Kansas
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

Experience Required
Entry level
Education Required
High school diploma
Job Type

Parsons, Kansas
United Methodist
Church Size