Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 22268.AJ0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22268
Ministry Name First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 53 Meeting Street
CHARLESTON, SC 29401
Phone 843-722-8882
Fax
E-Mail info@first-scots.org
WWW Address www.first-scots.org
Ministry Size 1001 - 1500 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
White 98%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 284
Church School Attendance 255
Curriculum Pre-school to 7th Grade - Dwell, 8th Grade Confirmation - Big God, Big Question, Grades 9-12 - Wired Word
Yoked Church False
Presbytery CHARLESTON-ATLANTIC PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF SOUTH ATLANTIC
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Christian Educator (non-certified)
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:   Director of Christian Education
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:   Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Summoned by God's grace in Jesus Christ to be friends and servants to God and neighbor and to make disciples of all nations, our mission is to glorify and enjoy God, honoring the past, serving the present, and shaping the future through shared ministries of Worship, Education, Mission and Fellowship.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
The Pillars, or core values, that unite members of our church are:
1. Traditional Worship and Music;
2. Unity in Purpose and Respect for Diversity;
3. Christian Education and Youth Ministry;
4. Fellowship;
5. Mission and Outreach;
6. Faithful Stewardship of God's Gifts;
7. Discipleship;
8. Congregational Care;
9. Hospitality.
These Pillars guide the congregation as we share, reflect on, and discuss who we are and what God is calling us to do in our homes, our congregation and our community, and the world.
 
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
At First (Scots), our community includes our congregation, residents of the Charleston region, and those who live across the world. Through worship together, in addition to education, fellowship, mission, and congregational care programs, we seek to meet the community's range of needs.  

To meet the needs of those within the church, we offer a range of educational programs, fellowship opportunities, and ways to provide care and concern.  Examples include First (Scots) Presbyterian Kindergarten, Sunday School, Kirk Club and Youth Group, Wednesday Night Suppers, Circles, Men's Breakfast, Stephen's Ministry, and Caring Cards.

To meet the broader community's needs, we commission short term missionaries ages 12 and up to participate in local, regional, and international mission work. At a local level our church collaborates with and serves One80 Place, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. Our World Mission's ministry addresses the spiritual, educational, and medical needs of people across the globe.  Each year, First (Scots) sends several team abroad - from LAMB Institute in Honduras to medical missions work in Haiti.  

Our Youth play a vital role in the mission work of First (Scots).  Youth teams and advisors work together to choose meaningful mission trips both locally and abroad.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The Director of Christian Education will promote and expand Christian Education for all ages. Our DCE is vital to the life of the church because she/he helps bring God's word to members of all ages so that they come to understand, believe in, and become ambassadors for the Pillars of First (Scots) - strengthening the church's core.  By educating our members through a variety of programs, the DCE will create a virtuous cycle through which members experience a transformative education and are inspired to invest themselves more deeply and thoughtfully in future opportunities for worship, fellowship, education, and missions at First (Scots).
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
First (Scots) is searching for an enthusiastic Director of Christian Education (DCE) who will be directly responsible for the total education of all of our church members. The ideal candidate will be a team player, a resourceful and creative self-starter who works well with all age groups.  The DCE shall maintain or initiate ministries and programs that will grow the faith of the individual members and families in our congregation.  The DCE shall affirm the essential tenets of the Reformed faith while nurturing the spiritual growth of individuals and families. 
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The Director of Christian Education (DCE) is directly responsible for the total Christian education of the church and other learning activities, including, mid-week Bible studies and other special event ministries (i.e., Advent, Lent) that contribute to the effective and faithful communication of the word of God and the spiritual growth of God’s people.  His/her primary focus shall be to nurture the spiritual growth of individuals and families as they seek to be faithful followers of Christ in the world today.  The DCE serves under the direct supervision of the Head of Staff/Senior Pastor.  The DCE will oversee a part-time Christian Education (CE) Assistant and the Nursery Coordinator.

The DCE shall work with the Christian Education Division (CED) and church staff to:

  • Identify and implement educational programs for children, youth and adults for Sundays and throughout the week.
  • Evaluate and obtain curriculum materials.
  • Recruit teachers/volunteers and prepare them for their leadership roles.
  • Hire, supervise, and work with the part-time CE Assistant and Nursery Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with CED to develop and maintain annual budget.
  • Promote CED programs through newsletters, bulletin inserts, emails, etc.
  • Assist with various church programs during the week and on Sundays.
  • Attend all CED, Session, and staff meetings and retreats.
  • Participate in the church's Wednesday evening programs
Optional Links
www.first-scots.org
Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Teacher
Communicator
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Motivator
Initiative
Flexibility
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $50,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: N/A
References:
Name Relation
Dr. Daniel W. Massie
1850 Middle Street, Sullivans Island, SC 29482
843-442-1226
danielwmassie@gmail.com
Pastor Emeritus
Margaret Bouch
5 Lamboll Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-834-5570
mmcdbouch@bellsouth.net
Former Christian Education Committee Chairperson
Mary Robinson
53 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-872-1527
mrobin6604@aol.com
Former Director of Christian Education
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   8/27/2021


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV DONNIE R WOODS Address  2421 ASHLEY RIVER ROAD, CHARLESTON SC 29414-4600
Daytime Phone  (843) 708-7127 Office Phone  (843) 766-4219
Fax  (843) 766-2804 Email  dwoods@capresbytery.org
COM:   Rev. Dorothy Blackwelder Address  349 West Hall Drive, Summerville, SC 29483
Daytime Phone  (843) 513-2627 cell Office Phone  (843) 513-2627 cell
Fax  (843) 766-2804 fax Email  dblackwelder@capresbytery.org
PNC:  Amy Shubert Address  891 Parrott Creek Way, Charleston, SC 29412
Daytime Phone  843-810-4291 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  ashubert27@gmail.com