Educational Ministries is responsible for life-long learning, working closely with our Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries. Church School, Youth Groups, and Confirmation offer opportunities for learning, fellowship, and participation in service projects. Adult education covers multiple topics from a faith perspective—including parenting, ethics, or theology and a weekly Bible study.
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Join our team! Pilgrim is seeking a dynamic Director of Educational Ministries to join the Pilgrim staff. We are searching for a leader who is enthusiastic about working with people of all ages to continue growing our thriving Children and Youth programs, including outreach. We envision this as a year-long position, serving on average 20 hours per week. Other part-time arrangements may be discussed depending on the candidate. For a complete job description, requirements, and individual qualities, contact Diane Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If interested, applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Diane Blair (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted through September 30. Thank you for your interest in Pilgrim Church!
Please note that this summer will be a busy one for me. I will be preparing for your new church year; I so look forward to preparing you all for success in terms of programming for Children and Youth. There are tasks that will require deep collaboration with both the educational ministries team and all of you. Over the summer my goals are to put together a schedule for the year of themes, develop session plans, schedule volunteers while answering their questions, settle enrollment forms, capture enrollment data, build attendance logs, and so much more.
That said, I plan to be around on Sundays. There are a few days up in the air but I look forward to being present with Pilgrims and friends. Likewise, my hours on Tuesdays will be open for visitors as I do this work. I will be around additional days, too, but will dedicate that time to the tasks I need to accomplish. If you need me, do not hesitate to contact me but know that I may also be in contact with you.
I am excited for your year ahead. There are many things to look forward to as you embark on a year of opening your hearts and living in your now.
Adult Education Program
On March 17th from 12:00-1:00, the Third Sunday Adult Education program will have a special Lenten focus on the Psalms. Specifically, we will focus on Psalm 51. Unlike many of the praise psalms we focus on throughout the year, this psalm is particularly difficult. It focuses on the messy, broken ways in which we live into our humanity. We will explore the parts of the psalm that troubles us, we will find the ways that the psalm comforts us. Ultimately, we will be reminded of who we are, whose we are, and find out what it means to live into our own worthiness.