Open Ministry Opportunities

Ministry Opportunity Details

  Expiration Date: 9/30/2014

Name of Church or Agency:   United Church of Christ Petaluma
825 Middlefield Drive 
Petaluma,  California  94952
Denomination:   UCC
Governing Body:  
Phone:   7073385592
Available Position:   Sunday School Teacher
Position Type:   Either Ordained or Non-Ordained
Position Focus:   Christian Education
Ministry Experience:   Not Applicable
Employment Status:   Part Time

Contact Information

Contact Name:   Blythe Osner
Contact Phone:   707-338-5592
Contact Address:   825 Middlefield Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact Email:
Role in Position Search:   Hiring Pastor

Ministry Opportunity Description

Church School Teacher
UCC Petaluma

Reports to: Pastor and Personnel Committee
Time Requirements: Sunday Mornings from 9-12 plus at home prep
time as well as meeting with pastor. We expect that this
position will require 20 hours per month of work.

Our Organization
We are a small, progressive church in Petaluma.
As a community of radical hospitality, curious seekers, engaged
spirituality and active service, we value relationships and
high quality educational and worship offerings.
We are an open and affirming congregation, providing a welcome
to a diverse membership, including all ages, races and sexual
orientation. You can learn more about us at


To lead a weekly 45 min worship and play experience with children ages 5-11 during the regular Sunday morning (10:00 am) church service at United Church of Christ, Petaluma. The Church School Teacher creates a lesson for each week (resources and training available) and a small worship opportunity for children, followed by a time of play and interaction. The leader will have at least one other adult volunteer to assist, but it will be the leader’s responsibility to plan and direct.

Job Skills and Requirements

• Interest in and love for children and their faith
• Experience in facilitating structured learning
opportunities for children
• Christian faith based in love and acceptance, and
appreciation of the Bible’s great stories
• Willingness and ability to provide loving discipline and
boundaries as necessary
• Background check and boundaries training, provided by
the employer


• Oversee our nursery staff to equip them with tools and
resources for working with toddlers and preschoolers
• Plan curriculum for elementary age children
(a denominational curriculum will be provided as a basis for
• Lead 45 minute lessons each Sunday with elementary age
children, while ensuring a safe and happy classroom for each
• Greet any new children and their parents
• Build relationships with our kids and parents, including
a brief check in with parents after worship
• Work with our pastor to plan and lead additional seasonal
events, which might include a Christmas pageant, family service
activities and Easter party.
• Share activities and invitations on church Facebook page
and by email with church families
• Keep church school area clean and welcoming

Position runs September through May, with a monthly pay of
$500-$600 per month DOE.


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