It can't get any better than being able to work for your church. Seeing the light in every child's eye is all the satisfaction I will ever need.
Youth Director (Current Employee), Spruce Pine, NC – October 8, 2013
I work throughout the week assisting the pastor in coming up with different ideas for activities for both youth groups. Though they meet at separate times, there is always an activity in the mix. I work with kids who are 6 months to kids who are of high school age. The hardest part is keeping up with everyone and knowing where they are at all times. – more... I love working with children. To see the joy and light in their eyes when they walk through the doors of the church is the only satisfaction I need to know I am doing my job the right way. – less
Director of Christian Education (Former Employee), Racine, WI – June 12, 2014
Pros: wonderful congregational support
Cons: odd hours
There is no such thing as a typical day when you work at a church. There is always something new popping up because you're working with people and being with them at all different stages in their lives. Additionally, there are always new projects at different times in the year. This is a big part of why I loved my job so much. It was always stimulating – more... and I always learned something new. I got to work with children ages 0-18, and with young adults at the church, plus with parents and youth volunteers. I recruited, trained and coordinated volunteers, and addressed needs and concerns of parents. The most difficult part of the job was coordinating the schedules of our high-school aged youth and the most enjoyable part of the job was participation in worship planning and working with an amazing staff. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Pleasant Hill, MO – May 29, 2014
Pastor and me during the day, I checked daily email and answered them, answered phone, worked on weekly bulletins, payment requisitions, and monthly calendars and newsletters. I learned prioritizing and multi-tasking. The hardest part, which really wasn't that hard was the deadline for the weekly bulletins.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Milledgeville, GA – May 5, 2014
My days are spent answering the phone, taking care of the needs of those who come into the church, relaying needed information to the pastor and/or congregation. I also prepare weekly bulletins, monthly newsletter and do data input as needed. Take care of the calendar and keep everyone posted to upcoming needs/events. I work alone for the most part, – more... except for working with the treasurer to balance the weekly finances. The hardest part of my job is not being able to assist everyone who walks in looking for help. It is very tough at times emotionally. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to see folk get assistance when needed and knowing that sometimes all it takes is for you to smile and you can turn someone's thoughts around. – less
Director (Current Employee), Gainesville, GA – April 27, 2014
Pros: great benefits, flexible schedules
The hardest part of this job is not being able to help everyone who comes in with a problem. The rewards are seeing that you make a difference in the life of a child. The most enjoyable part of the job is hearing children's laughter all day.
Volunteer A/V technician (Current Employee), Mesa, AZ – January 31, 2014
This is a volunteer position. I work onsite only one day a week recording services, then complete the job by processing the audio recordings at home and posting the finished product online at the church's webpage.
Pastor (Current Employee), Troy, MI – November 25, 2013
Pros: lots of new people to meet.
Cons: change is hard, and sometimes people will try to upend those changes.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that each day is unique. There are new clients to serve, members who I have on-going work with, and ways to volunteer in the community that keep us interacting with a changing world. The most difficult part of the job is trying to change things for the future life of the church. Not everyone appreciates or sees the – more... need for changes.
A typical day at work includes quite a bit of managing people, volunteers, coordinating events, sharing hospitality, listening, counseling and planning for each and every Sunday!
I have learned how to lead while still keeping traditions alive. I have learned to set aside differences and look for common ground. – less