Catechist Job Descriptions

catechist

We welcome individuals to become part of this active ministry of the Word. A catechist is a teacher of religious education, a person who facilitates the process of faith formation. This is done first by echoing the word of God in his or her own life, and second by helping others to do so. You will become part of our faith community here at Nativity; dedicated in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in formal and informal settings. Through your work with adults, families, adolescents and children, you are passing on a living faith.

All elementary team catechists are required to attend a formal training workshop in the fall. Please contact the office of Faith Formation directly at 701-232-2414 to speak with Kathy Bourdon and learn more about the elementary programs offered at Nativity and how you might get involved.

Nativity Church is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of our faith community, especially the young. In accordance with the Diocese of Fargo, all parish volunteers must be compliant with all diocesan and parish guidelines before they may participate in parish ministry.

Why be a catechist?  Because our children need you.

  • Find a friend and volunteer to teach together
  • Pick the class level you wish to team teach
  • Junior and senior high youth make awesome team teachers
  • Husbands and wives together make a great team
  • Grandparents have a special impact on small children
  • Give back to your parish and grow as an adult Catholic
  • Live out your baptismal call to serve God and others
  • It is fun!

 

Job Descriptions

JOB DESCRIPTION - GRADE 1 TEAM CATECHIST

Program: Faith Formation- Elementary                  Curriculum: “Finding God”; Loyola Press 2013

Responsibilities:  Leader tasks to be performed

  • Teach/facilitate the learning program; contact children who miss classes; share team teaching duties with another grade level catechist; join in evaluating the learning program.

 

Qualifications/Abilities Needed:

  • Love of children; leading group activities; understanding course content

 

Length of Commitment: 

  • Service from: September 18, 2013 – April 30, 2014
  • Teaching sessions:  Team together with another catechist for 20 classroom sessions.  Share responsibilities with your team leader.  Attend one catechist support meeting.
  • Required training:  One fall workshop; safe environment background check. 

 

Contact person: 

  • Kathy Bourdon, Director of Faith Formation , kathyb@nativitycatholicchurch.net, 232-2414    
  • Director of Faith Formation will be available weekly for support and daily by e-mail/phone. 

 

Benefits of the position to the Grade 1 Team Catechist:

Opportunity to share your faith with children; challenge to grow as an adult Catholic; live out your baptismal call to serve God and others; receive the support of other team catechists.  It’s fun!

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - GRADE 2 TEAM CATECHIST

Program: Faith Formation- Elementary                                  Curriculum:  “Finding God”; Loyola Press 2013

Responsibilities:  Leader tasks to be performed

  • Teach/facilitate the learning program; contact children who miss classes; share team teaching duties with another grade level catechist; join in evaluating the learning program.

 

Qualifications/Abilities Needed:

  • Love of children; leading group activities; understanding course content

Length of Commitment: 

  • Service from: September  18, 2013 – April 30, 2014  (*Excluding the month of February when parents and child attend Sacrament of Reconciliation preparation sessions as a family).
  • Teaching sessions:  Team together with another catechist for 18 classroom sessions.  Share responsibilities with your team leader.  Attend one catechist support meeting.
  • Required training:  One fall workshop; safe environment background check. 

 

Contact person: 

  • Kathy Bourdon, Director of Faith Formation , kathyb@nativitycatholicchurch.net, 232-2414    
  • Director of Faith Formation will be available weekly for support and daily by e-mail/phone. 

 

Benefits of the position to the Grade 2 Team Catechist: 

Opportunity to share your faith with children; challenge to grow as an adult Catholic; live out your baptismal call to serve God and others; receive the support of other team catechists.  It’s fun!

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - GRADE 3 TEAM CATECHIST

Program: Faith Formation- Elementary                                  Curriculum: “Finding God”; Loyola Press 2013

Responsibilities:  Leader tasks to be performed

  • Teach/facilitate the learning program; contact children who miss classes; share team teaching duties with another grade level catechist; join in evaluating the learning program.

 

Qualifications/Abilities Needed:

  • Love of children; leading group activities; understanding course content

 

Length of Commitment: 

  • Service from: September 18, 2013 – April 30, 2014 (*Excluding the months of January and April when parents and child attend Sacrament of Confirmation & First Eucharist sessions together). 
  • Teaching sessions:  Team together with another catechist for 16 classroom sessions.  Share responsibilities with your team leader.  Attend one catechist support meeting.
  • Required training:  One fall workshop; safe environment background check. 

 

Contact person: 

  • Kathy Bourdon, Director of Faith Formation , kathyb@nativitycatholicchurch.net, 232-2414    
  • Director of Faith Formation will be available weekly for support and daily by e-mail/phone. 

 

Benefits of the position to the Grade 3 Team Catechist:

Opportunity to share your faith with children; challenge to grow as an adult Catholic; live out your baptismal call to serve God and others; receive the support of other team catechists.  It’s fun!

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - GRADE 4 TEAM CATECHIST

Program: Faith Formation- Elementary                                  Curriculum:  “Children’s Bible Study”

Responsibilities:  Leader tasks to be performed

  • Teach/facilitate the learning program; contact children who miss classes; share team teaching duties with another grade level catechist; join in evaluating the learning program.

 

Qualifications/Abilities Needed:

  • Love of children; leading group activities; understanding course content

 

Length of Commitment: 

  • Service from: September 18, 2013 – April 30, 2014
  • Teaching sessions:  Team together with another catechist for 20 classroom sessions.  Share responsibilities with your team leader.  Attend one catechist support meeting.
  • Required training:  One fall workshop; safe environment background check. 

 

Contact person: 

  • Kathy Bourdon, Director of Faith Formation , kathyb@nativitycatholicchurch.net, 232-2414    
  • Director of Faith Formation will be available weekly for support and daily by e-mail/phone. 

 

Benefits of the position to the Grade 4 Team Catechist:

Opportunity to share your faith with children; challenge to grow as an adult Catholic; live out your baptismal call to serve God and others; receive the support of other team catechists.  It’s fun!

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION - GRADE 5 TEAM CATECHIST

Program: Faith Formation- Elementary                                  Curriculum:  “Saints and Service”

Responsibilities:  Leader tasks to be performed

  • Teach/facilitate the learning program; contact children who miss classes; share team teaching duties with another grade level catechist; join in evaluating the learning program.

 

Qualifications/Abilities Needed:

  • Love of children; leading group activities; understanding course content

 

Length of Commitment: 

  • Service from: September 18, 2013 – April 30, 2014
  • Teaching sessions:  Team together with another catechist for 15 classroom sessions and 5 class service projects.  Share responsibilities with your team catechist.  Attend one catechist support meeting.
  • Required training:  One fall workshop; safe environment background check. 

 

Contact person: 

  • Kathy Bourdon, Director of Faith Formation , kathyb@nativitycatholicchurch.net, 232-2414    
  • Director of Faith Formation will be available weekly for support and daily by e-mail/phone. 

 

Benefits of the position to the Grade 5 Team Catechist:  Opportunity to share your faith with children; challenge to grow as an adult Catholic; live out your baptismal call to serve God and others; receive the support of other team catechists.  It’s fun!

 

 

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