What does a Director, Religiou Activity and Education do?

Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Jobs Roles

  • Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
  • Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
  • Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
  • Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.
  • Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, or handling other administrative details.
  • Counsel individuals regarding interpersonal, health, financial, or religious problems.
  • Analyze member participation or changes in congregational emphasis to determine needs for religious education.
  • Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation.
  • Schedule special events such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, or retreats.
  • Confer with clergy members, congregational officials, or congregational organizations to encourage support of or participation in religious education activities.
  • Publicize programs through sources such as newsletters, bulletins, or mailings.
  • Analyze revenue and program cost data to determine budget priorities.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to obtain program ideas, information, or resources.
  • Locate and distribute resources, such as periodicals or curricula, to enhance the effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Participate in denominational activities aimed at goals such as promoting interfaith understanding or providing aid to new or small congregations.
  • Plan or conduct conferences dealing with the interpretation of religious ideas or convictions.
  • Visit congregational members' homes or arrange for pastoral visits to provide information or resources regarding religious education programs.
  • Interpret religious education activities to the public through speaking, leading discussions, or writing articles for local or national publications.
  • Plan fundraising activities for the church.
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