Director of Christian Education

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange

La Grange, IL 60525

Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Category: Minister of Education

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: $40,000 - 50,000

Posted on: July 20, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, located in the near west suburbs of Chicago, is receiving applications for a full- time Director of Christian Education to coordinate learning programs for an intergenerational congregation of the Presbytery of Chicago, PC(USA). Interested candidates should email resumes to the Pastor, Jonathan Krogh at Additional information regarding the programs and ministry of FPCLG may be found at our website,

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, Director of Christian Education qualifications, scope of responsibilities and compensation.
Be confident in their role in the church and secure in their own faith journey.
Motivate, inspire and relate well to people of all ages in all aspects of the learning ministry.
Work effectively as part of a team when meeting with the congregation, staff and Session.
Seek connection to local, regional and global expressions of faith connection and mission.
Be organized and possess the ability to follow through or appropriately delegate tasks.

Responsible to the Session and accountable to the Pastor for planning, implementation and evaluation of the church's educational ministry.
Serves as staff support for the work of the learning ministry.
Performance evaluation by the Pastor in consultation with appropriate committee moderators. 60 days and six months from date of hire, yearly thereafter.

Specific Responsibilities:
Work with Pastor and learning ministry committees to plan and implement a variety of faith learning programs.
Coordinate committee members for Children, Youth and Adult Ministries.
Arrange curriculum, provide teaching schedule, supply resources and oversee relevant budgets.
Oversee the church nursery and children's church program providing direct supervision and support to volunteers and paid staff.
Oversee implementation of the church's Child/Youth Protection Policy, including necessary training and compliance.
Organize Sunday School programming
Oversee Confirmation Program
Organize and plan annual Vacation Bible School program or other summer community children's or family programming by:
Selecting the curriculum, recruiting volunteers, delegating and overseeing assignments.
Coordinate necessary calendar planning for program promotions and recruitment.
Working with the Youth Ministry Committee, to oversee high school (TUXIS) program including:
Weekly youth gatherings during the academic year
Summer gatherings and events and programs including mission trips

Schedule and Benefits: Weekly time commitment based on scheduled planning and events; Full-Time salaried position. It is expected the Director of Christian Education shall be available on evenings and Sundays as programs require. Salary range $40K - $42K (annual) commensurate with experience and education. Mileage reimbursed at maximum rate allowed by IRS, Vacation accrual, paid holidays as determined, benefits negotiable. Continuing education, 2 weeks per year, as agreed upon with Session.

About First Presbyterian Church of La Grange:

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Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's (or equivalent work experience) Degree in Christian Education, Education,
Developmental Psychology or related field.
Experience recruiting, training and directing volunteers in a church setting.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Christian Education
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
$40,000 - 50,000
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Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

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Jonathan Krogh
150 South Ashland Avenue
La Grange
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