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Gainesville First UMC

Director of Christian Education and Discipleship

Gainesville First UMC
Gainesville, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 01/06/2014
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Set on beautiful Lake Lanier in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Gainesville, Georgia, seeks a Director of Christian Education and Discipleship.  A successful candidate will have the following essential characteristics:


1. A clear understanding of Wesleyan theology and the importance of making sure curriculum decisions and lay training are in line with that theology


2. The ability to create and supervise a multi-layered structure of small groups, involving all age levels of the congregation


3. An understanding of and ability to use technology wherever possible and useful in education at all age levels


4. The ability to work collegially in a diverse and energetic clergy and lay leadership team


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Develop and enable spiritual formation for all adults through resourcing, leadership development, training and teaching


  • Supervise staff members with age level responsibilities for spiritual formation (preschool, children and youth)


  • Develop, organize and maintain the adult curriculum library


  • Plan and implement classes and small groups (e.g., Sunday School, Disciple Bible Study, other long and short-term Bible studies, UMW studies)


  • Work closely with clergy and staff for congregational spiritual formation and discipleship


  • Assist in worship experiences as scheduled


Compensation commensurate with experience and education.  Send a cover letter and resume to