Religious Education Committee

Name of Group:

Religious Education Committee

Purpose:

The Religious Education Committee will plan, oversee, and implement a children’s religious education program for the congregation.

Responsibilities of Committee :

To further this purpose, the Task Force shall:
1. Design a children’s religious education program, keeping in mind the congregation’s needs and resources.
2. Oversee the ongoing program. Ongoing tasks include: Recruit, train, and support volunteer teachers. Maintain program supplies. Evaluate program yearly.

Responsibilities of Committee Members:

1. All: Participate in regular meetings.
2. Task Force Chair: notify participants of meeting time, prepare agenda, monitor progress of committee projects/assignments, and lead meeting.

Qualifications for Committee Members:

1. Commitment to children’s religious education and to the mission of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Valley (UUCRV).
2. Membership in UUCRV.
3. Ability to work as a team member.
4. Ability and willingness to give support to other committee members and congregants.

Amount of Time Required:

Average 2-4 hours per month (1-2 meetings per month, plus preparation time).

When Ministry Is Performed:

Committee members will set regular meeting times.

Length of Commitment:

3-year terms.

Training Provided:

1. Initial orientation provided by minister.
2. Religious Education planning workshop, sponsored by congregation, with Central Midwest District RE consultant.
3. Ongoing training to be determined.

Responsible To:

Other members of the Committee, collegially.

Support Provided:

1. The support and encouragement of other members of the committee.
2. The personal and professional support of the congregation’s minister.
3. A response to your requests for training and/or information that you believe is needed to fulfill your position and make it a rewarding and growth-fi1led one for you.
4. Welcome and respect for your suggestions and opinions regarding the committee and the total ministry of the congregation.

Last reviewed: 5/06

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