Minister of Children and Families - Amherst, MA


Seeking an energetic and compassionate person to head our Christian Education (CE) program. Amherst South Church is an open and affirming, immigrant welcoming,  progressive church that prides itself on its green initiatives. Our engaged membership holds children’s and youth ministry in high regard and continues to support our Minister of Children and Families and CE board. We are looking to welcome someone with a heart both for children and for their relationship with God who will engage children and members of all ages in divine exploration and encourage positive engagement between all ages of the congregation and larger community. Opportunities for professional development in children’s ministry is financially supported and highly encouraged. Participation in our church mission trips are also available to our Minister of Children and Families.
Salary: This is a 25-hour/week salaried position and offers 4-weeks paid vacation.
Recommended Experience: Previous experience in children’s ministry preferred. CE certification or ordination track a plus!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develops vision for Children and family ministry in partnership with Pastor and Christian Education Committee.
  • Coordinates the Sunday school calendar
  • Recruits, trains, and supports Sunday school teachers and nursery attendants
  • Designs and ensures the proper implementation of Sunday school curriculum
  • Maintains contact with current families and serves as an ambassador for the CE program to potential families
  • Works collaboratively with local churches to provide programming and faith formation for youth group
  • Assists the Pastor in maintaining an active social media presence to extend the reach of our discipleship
  • Coordinates and encourages participation in programs that nurture our faith and family lives through education, service, fellowship and worship

Contact: Rev. Vanessa Cardinale

Address: 1066 South East St. Amherst MA 01002

Phone: 2153179438