Aug 13, 2018

Early Childhood Faith Formation Minister

  • St Teresa of Avila Church
  • 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ, USA
Part time Religious Education

Job Description

Job Purpose

To lead our younger children to grow in faith and to create a safe space for them to do so while their parents attend the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass. Additionally, be available for Child Care opportunities at the parish for specific events.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Early Childhood Faith Formation Minister will oversee the following areas:

  • Lead young children, from 2 years to 5 years, in activities, stories, games, and song to help them learn about faith.
  • Interact positively with parents and children to create a safe space for the children to have faith-filled moments.
  • Arrive on time for the Faith Formation sessions every Sunday of the month at 10 AM (except for holidays and when noted otherwise).
  • Remain 15 minutes after the session ends for a debriefing and to receive instruction to prepare for the next session
  • Come prepared for the sessions with the aligned curriculum
  • Provide and supervise childcare alongside a group of volunteers for scheduled parish events


The candidate for Early Childhood Faith Formation Minister, ought to have the following criteria:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Obtain a Protecting God’s Children certificate
  • Have some experience in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus


The candidate for Early Childhood Faith Formation Minister ought to consider the following regarding this position:

  • The position is a stipend position for $50 per event (each event is approx. 1 hour)
  • It is important that candidates can serve from September through May.

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