Especially for Directors


We've selected content from the Christian Education pages that is of special interest to Church School Directors.

Setting up a Church School

If you find yourself new to the task of setting up a church school, read the first few pages from our Church School Director manual. Each diocese has a Christian Education Coordinator to assist you and your teachers. Their contact information is below. If you wish, you may also contact the Department at aodce@aol.com, or (717)747-5221.

Curriculum. Please consult the Curriculum page for information on the texts and resources we use. (If you are a mission parish, you might consider using the "Let Us Attend" Gospel program which has helped many new parishes. The Sunday Gospel is presented with discussion questions at five levels of comprehension. See the "button" on the right side of the Christian Education home page.)

Report on the Meeting of the Christian Education Department, June 3-4, 2014, Chicago

by Catherine Sullivan, Departmental Associate

A few days before the special convention in Chicago to nominate three candidates for the position of Metropolitan, the staff of the Department of Christian Education met with Director Mrs. Carole Buleza in the same venue. Fortunately, most of the Department coming from British Columbia to the north, and South Carolina to the south, was able to attend in order to work together on recommendations for educational materials and programs for middle and high school students.

Church School Directors Manual

The Department of Christian Education is pleased to release the updated 2011 version of The Church School Directors Manual, available for download.

The manual contains important topics such as the Role of the Church School Director; A Year in the Life of the Church School Director; Recruiting, Preparing and Retaining Staff; and Parental Issues, plus helpful handouts.

Knowing Your Faith: Educational Standards for OCEC Curriculum

"Knowing Your Faith" is a program designed to work with the OCEC textbooks from grades K through 5. A minimum number of prayers, icons and content questions have been chosen from each text for the children to know. With repetition, these objectives can be met and progress can be made in the religious education of our youth. Parent and teacher letters, and teacher aids are included.

Sunday Church School Directors

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Essential Resources for Every Church School

Download our helpful document listing essential resources.