Hiring – Director of Christian Education

The Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church seeks an energetic and progressive Director of Christian Education (DCE), who is called by God to a ministry of education of our members and the community. Candidates must be willing to demonstrate their faith in and love for Jesus Christ, and be honest in character and joyful in service.

Working with the Senior Pastor and in cooperation with the church staff and other committees, the DCE will be responsible to provide expert direction to the teaching endeavors of the Church, performing all duties in a spirit of Christian love and in accordance with our mission statement. The DCE must have a theological background that is within the Reformed tradition.

Successful candidates will:

  • demonstrate a passion for children and their families/parents
  • show creativity in developing a children, family and intergenerational ministry
  • have an understanding of the faith and emotional development of children
  • have a mature faith, emotional stability, and a youthful exuberance
  • be creative and open minded
  • generate new ideas for programming and make new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches
  • show good judgment
  • possess an obvious excitement about relating to children, youth, and adults
  • work directly with the Christian Education Committee to effectively build/maintain volunteers to accomplish ministry goals
  • pursue continuing education
  • develop and oversee the creation of timely and effective communications to promote congregational and community awareness, interest, and involvement in Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church’s ministry to children.
     

This is a 30-hour/week position, including Sunday mornings. Some of the work will take place outside the traditional workday. Please include your salary expectations with your resume and email to Timothy Wonder.

College degree preferred.

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