Religious education directors are in charge of organizing and coordinating religious events and activities for a specific denominational group (such as a Catholic school). They provide students with counseling on religious, marital, family and financial issues, as well as on a wide variety of social issues that may arise from time to time. They serve as role models and important family-like figures for those who attend religious schools as they are depended upon for a great amount of guidance that will help guide students into their futures.
Many religious education directors work around the clock promoting religious studies and bringing them into the forefront with general education. They also work with other ministry personnel to create new programs and establish goals and objectives that will greatly improve religious education. Religious education directors also take it upon themselves to schedule important religious speakers, organize programs and events associated with a religious foundation, and handle other administrative details that would be expected from any other director of a particular educational area.
Religious education directors are generally required to have a master's degree in theology or religious education. They are also expected to have job experience in the religious education field, in program development, management and administration.
Religious Education Director Tasks
Provide children's programming for the church school year in coordination with the religious education committee.
Provide leadership and coordination of Sunday School program for children.
Plan and provide inter-generational services along with the minister.
Promote the religious education program through the church newsletter.
Present children's story/ message during Sunday worship services