Director of Christian Discipleship

Posted: 07/21/2022

Director of Christian Discipleship
First Presbyterian Church
Sioux City, Iowa
Job Description
Title:             Director of Christian Discipleship
Purpose:      Serve the Christian Discipleship ministry with comprehensive oversight of programs and volunteers dedicated to the ongoing Christian formation of children, youth, their parents, and other adults within the congregation contributing to the overall mission of First Presbyterian Church, Sioux City.
Reports to:   Pastor, Christian Discipleship Committee

  1. Identify and coordinate curriculum choices for Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Adult Bible Study and Confirmation in conversation with the Christian Discipleship Committee.
  2. Recruit and train teachers/volunteers for Sunday school and VBS.  When a Sunday school teacher or volunteer is unavailable on any Sunday, the Director should be prepared to take their place that day.
  3. Develop and lead training for the participation of children and younger youth in worship as acolytes and bible carriers.
  4. Work with our Children's Choir director to feature children's musical talents in worship.
  5. Work with outside Christian educators to plan, promote and participate in multi-church events.
  6. Promote upcoming Christian Discipleship activities well in advance via bulletins, newsletters, texts, emails, and/or social media.
  7. Recognize and thank leaders and participants in Christian Discipleship activities.
  8. Work with the Christian Discipleship committee to arrange an annual budget.
  9. Lead annual performance reviews for Creche attendants.
  10. Will keep sufficient supplies available for teachers.
  11. Will provide direct supervision, planning, and implementing of:
? Sunday Church School
? Children’s music activities
? Supervision and staffing of the Crèche for all services and meetings
          14. Other duties as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:
Experience teaching and/or leading Christian Education/Discipleship programs.
Background check is a requirement of employment.
Physical Requirements:
Able to move freely in and out of different congregational settings (homes, church, businesses).
Able to speak in a public setting
Work Hours: 
Part Time position including required hours every Sunday morning 9:00 – 11:30 during school year.  Ensure Sunday School goes smoothly, be available to all the teachers, and supervise the crèche.
Required attendance of monthly staff meetings and Christian Discipleship committee meetings.
Office Hours as necessary.