Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church
MATTOON, Illinois

Job Description

First Presbyterian Church of Mattoon, IL seeks a Director of Christian Education to oversee all aspects of its Christian Education program, including but not limited to: Sunday School for all ages, LOGOS program, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, youth groups, summer activities, and special events. The Director of Christian Education must be a committed Christian who can reach out to people of all ages, foster their growth in faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, and equip them to serve and honor God with their lives. A letter of application and resume can be sent to [email protected] This is a full-time position with a benefits package and flexible scheduling.  Drug test, criminal background check, and motor vehicle reports will be run and reviewed for the successful candidate.



The applicant should have college experience and possess the following:

A calling to ministry in Christian Education, including elementary students, middle school students, high school students, and young adults.
Strong interpersonal skills with enthusiasm and ability to relate well to youth (perceptive and responsive to their needs) and their parents/guardians, church staff, and volunteers.
Familiar with the Bible and the Presbyterian Church, USA approach.
Ability to legally drive a 15-passenger van.
Willingness to work 40 hours a week with Sundays being a mandatory work day.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide oversight in all areas and for all age levels of Christian Education from nursery through adults.
Set goal(s) for Christian Education.
Build and lead youth groups for middle school students, high school students, and young adults.
Involve middle school students, high school students, and young adults in ministry, mission projects, and church-wide events.
Evaluate curriculum, organize supplies, and make recommendations to the Christian Education Committee regarding youth programming.
Recruit, schedule, and supervise volunteers and child care workers for Christian Education programs.
Plan/coordinate youth trips, fellowship events, and service projects for middle school students, high school students, and young adults.
Communicate with youth, parents, staff and volunteers by in-person, telephone, email, notes, text messages, and social media as necessary and appropriate.
Encourage middle school students, high school students, and young adults to be supportive of each other, work together, and be active participants.
Attend conferences and in-service workshops when available.
Write an annual report noting areas of successful ministry and goals for the next year.
Facilitate monthly Christian Education meetings and attend other committee meetings as necessary.
Plan and present an annual budget for all Christian Education Programs to Session for approval.



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First Presbyterian Church
10 Charleston Ave
MATTOON, Illinois 61938


First Presbyterian Church
[email protected]



MATTOON, Illinois
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry