Directors, Religious Activities & Education

client religious education information leadership educational program counsel enterprising health conference special event

Children's Ministries Director, Christian Education Director, Religious Education Director, Youth Pastor

What they do:
Coordinate or design programs and conduct outreach to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling, guidance, and leadership relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
On the job, you would:
  • Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
  • Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
  • Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.


Arts and Humanities

  • philosophy and religion
  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


  • customer service
  • management

Math and Science

  • psychology


Basic Skills

  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Web page creation and editing software

  • Facebook Hot Technology
  • Social media software

Video conferencing software

  • Zoom Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Find Training

Job Outlook

Below Average
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Local Salary Info
Find Jobs
See more details at O*NET OnLine about directors, religious activities and education.