Sunday School Co-ordinator

Coordinator, Children and Youth Ministry


Children & Youth Ministry Skills Profile

The position is open to any lay, ordained, diaconal, or professional candidate with the following skill set:

·         A person who has the appropriate background and experience working with children & youth;

·         An interest in and the ability to resource Children & Youth Programming;

·         An ability to engage in faith based conversation;

·         Demonstrable Christian faith & spirituality;

·         An ability to support the Sunday School & Youth Group leaders both on Sundays & as required to prepare for the classes;

·         Ability to connect with young people and relate to their needs & desires;

·         Experience with the spiritual education needs of youth and the particular challenges associated with providing a safe and engaging environment for 12-18 year olds;

·         An understanding of the United Church of Canada ethos;

·         Sensitivity to diverse theological positions found at MRUC among its members of all ages;

·         Sensitivity and openness to a diverse group of young and old (language, cultural background, gender identification, lifestyle, etc.)

·         Strong leadership & effective communication skills;

·         A working knowledge of French;

·         Current Police Check  (in place before the job offer is confirmed)



Duties & Responsibilities

Approximately 10 hours per week

-        Organize and implement safe programs for children and youth up to 18 years of age that are fun, empowering, nurturing of faith development, and builds a sense of community;  (primarily on Sunday morning, but occasionally for special programs/meetings during the week.)

-        Order Sunday School and Youth Group curriculum & other arts & crafts materials on a timely basis;

-        Support volunteer leaders; this may include leading/teaching Sunday School or Youth Group classes when necessary;

-        Organize and maintain a Youth Adult program for 18+ outside of Sunday morning on a periodic basis;

-        Communicate with parents of children and regularly via email & social media regarding MRUC events, meetings, church functions, and wider community youth activities (e.g. other United Church / Presbytery youth events);

-        Prepare a monthly report to Council on Sunday School & Youth activities.