CFP: Preparing, Retaining and Recruiting Teachers of Color

Northern Kentucky University is hosting a national symposium on Preparing, Retaining and Recruiting Teachers of Color. This event will be held September 15, 2017, with a deadline for responses to the call for papers of May 15. More details are available online. Please share widely!

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Acting RE Director at UU Church in Wellesley, MA

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Wellesley, MA is looking for a part-time acting director of religious education. Roughly 20 hours week, the position would start July 1, 2017. The deadline for applications is May 1. Please see the attached information for details on how to apply.

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Positions in RE in the Army (GA, NY, Germany)

Director, Religious Education, Fort Gordon, GA.
Administer religious education and youth ministry program for
one or more faith groups.   Assess religious education needs of various
groups such as junior enlisted personnel, young married couples, NCOs,
officers, civilians, family members, DoD contractors, and retirees through
use of surveys, questionnaires, and through personal community involvement.
Ensure a comprehensive religious education strategy for soldiers, authorized
civilians, and family members.   Identify cutting-edge religious education
and youth ministry resources and trends.   Ensure integration of these
resources into installation religious education systems.  Guide and mentor
religious education volunteers, other religious educators, and assigned
military personnel.  For more information and to apply follow link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467207500

Director, Religious Education, Grafenwoehr, Germany
Administer religious education and youth ministry program for one or
more faith groups.   Assess religious education needs of various groups such
as junior enlisted personnel, young married couples, NCOs, officers,
civilians, family members, DoD contractors, and retirees through use of
surveys, questionnaires, and through personal community involvement.  Ensure
a comprehensive religious education strategy for soldiers, authorized
civilians, and family members.   Identify cutting-edge religious education
and youth ministry resources and trends.   Ensure integration of these
resources into installation religious education systems.  Guide and mentor
religious education volunteers, other religious educators, and assigned
military personnel.  For more information and to apply follow link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467463900

Director, Religious Education, Fort Drum, NY.
Administer religious education and youth ministry program for
one or more faith groups.   Assess religious education needs of various
groups such as junior enlisted personnel, young married couples, NCOs,
officers, civilians, family members, DoD contractors, and retirees through
use of surveys, questionnaires, and through personal community involvement.
Ensure a comprehensive religious education strategy for soldiers, authorized
civilians, and family members.   Identify cutting-edge religious education
and youth ministry resources and trends.   Ensure integration of these
resources into installation religious education systems.  Guide and mentor
religious education volunteers, other religious educators, and assigned
military personnel.  For more information and to apply follow link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/467478200

Interested people may also want to check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/armyre/

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Celebrating Pamela Mitchell-Legg

Karen-Marie Yust extends a special invitation to all REA members to join her in a reception celebrating the teaching ministry and retirement of Pamela Mitchell-Legg, the Sarah Gambrell Professor of Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary. The reception will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Charlotte campus, 5141 Sharon Road. Further details are available online.

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University Chaplain and Director of Church Relations

Pfeiffer University is seeking a University Chaplain and Director of Church Relations. This position is an employee of the University, and may serve under Bishop’s appointment in an extension ministry at Pfeiffer. The position entails oversight for all campus ministry programs, as well as primary responsibility for maintaining and building relationships with church-related constituencies outside the University. This is a full-time position at Pfeiffer University, supervised by the Vice President of Student Affairs. The University Chaplain may also be under appointment by a Bishop of the United Methodist Church. The University’s goal for campus ministry is to be focused around helping students answer three key questions: 1) What do you want to do in the world? 2) What is God’s call on your life? and 3) What is your vision of the world? The position will work in cooperation with the Francis Center on Servant Leadership in a new organization called the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and Faith Formation.

Details and information about applying is available here. The University will begin interviewing immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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Free access to curated articles

Please help us share this announcement widely: our journal, Religious Education, is making available free to people who are neither members nor subscribe to the journal, a specifically curated set of articles. Help us share the news!

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Christian Formation, Wesley Theological Seminary

Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time, untenured, four-year faculty position in Christian Formation and Young Adult Ministry from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021. The faculty position is made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment for young adult (ages 22-29) outreach.

Responsibilities of this faculty member will be organized into 4 areas related to the grant: a) teach Masters-level courses in Christian Formation and Young Adult Ministry; b) participate in shared administration of the grant; c) provide educational structure and content for the grant; d) create resources for broad dissemination of findings.

Wesley Theological Seminary is looking for candidates who are rooted in the ecumenical Christian heritage and have significant expertise in Christian formation of young adults. Demonstrated competence in the areas of innovation, design theory, congregational change, and young adult ministry is desirable. Competence in online education will be advantageous. Each candidate should demonstrate her or his commitment to effective teaching, active scholarship, enthusiastic collegiality, and collaborative participation in the seminary community. A PhD or ThD in practical theology focusing on Christian formation and ministry or a related discipline is required, although ABD candidates will be considered. Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to diversity.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Robert Martin at deansoffice@wesleyseminary.edu. Include “Christian Formation and Young Adult Ministry Faculty Search” in the subject line of your application email. The letter of intent should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position as well as commitment to the mission of the school (https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/media-room/).

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Christian Education opening, Samuel Proctor School of Theology

Virginia Union University is a predominately African-American institution, which equips persons for service within particular contexts. The University seeks to provide in the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology professional training for Christian ministers, characterized by high standards of scholarship in the basic academic disciplines, moral and spiritual growth, and competence for ministry in a variety of cultural settings.

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University invites applications for a faculty position in Christian education and practical theology, which opens Fall, 2017. Teaching responsibilities include courses in educational and developmental theory. Areas of expertise might include liberative pedagogies, leadership, and educational administration in congregational settings. Opportunities exist to advise students in all of the graduate programs, including the Doctor of Ministry Program.

Foundational courses in Christian education provide a context for developing students’ understanding of the basic principles of teaching and learning as well as the theory and practice of church education. In addition to focusing on religious instruction, the courses explore foundational issues, organizational structures, educational leadership, and administration from a ministry perspective. Becoming aware of the myriad of ministry challenges facing theological school graduates in this millennium and the ever growing needs of the church, the School of Theology launched a Master of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) degree in 2009. The design of this degree focuses intentionally upon courses essential to the theological and educational preparation of persons seeking to provide effective religious leadership, guidance and instruction for Christian education programs in 1. local congregation 2. regional, state, and national agencies and institutions and 3. creative ministries of transformation beyond the church.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with official transcript, a one-page statement of one’s teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed immediately should be submitted as a PDF via email to: NDWest@vuu.edu with the subject: CE Search.

Recommendations should be emailed directly by the recommender to Dr. West using the subject: CE Search and the name of the applicant. Dr. Nathaniel West Christian Education Search Committee Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University Virginia Union does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, or national origin.

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Proposal process now open

We are excited to announce that the submission process for proposing Research Interest Group papers, collaborative sessions, and poster presentations is now open and available for our 2017 Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Please remind people that you do not have to be a member to make a proposal, but once your proposal is accepted you must be a member to present. Please share this news widely! The deadline for making a proposal is May 1, 2017.

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SAVE the date: International Conference on Catholic Education

The Australian Catholic University and the Maltese Ministry of Education announce the first International Conference on Catholic Religious Education in Schools. The conference will be held from February 7-10, 2018 in Malta. More details and a call for papers will come soon, but they urge people to hold the dates on their calendars.

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