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.
- Adult Ministries Director
- Children's Ministries Director
- Children's Ministry Director
- Christian Education Director
- Church Supervisor
- Program Director
- Religious Activities Director
- Religious Education Coordinator
- Religious Education Director
- Senior Adults Director
- Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
- Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
- Publicize programs through sources such as newsletters, bulletins, or mailings.
- Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
- Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.
- Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation.
- 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.
- Confer with clergy members, congregational officials, or congregational organizations to encourage support of or participation in religious education activities.
- Schedule special events such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, or retreats.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ESC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Social and Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.
- Philosophy and Theology - Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $44,990 with most people making between $23,060 and $71,520
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 1,950 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 1,990 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 4 openings due to growth and about 56 replacement openings for approximately 60 total annual openings.
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