Directors of Christian education programs coordinate activities to meet the religious needs of students, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). They can also plan, direct or coordinate church school programs that are designed to promote religious education among communities. These professionals may provide counseling and guidance that is relative to marital, health, financial and religious problems.
Students who wish to pursue a faith-based career may want to consider enrolling at an institution that offers various nonsecular programs. For example, Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in Oklahoma provides enrollees in its School of Ministry with bachelor's degrees in the Bible and theology, music performance and specialized ministries with concentrations in Christian education, family life, music and worship, pastoral care, world missions and urban evangelism as well as youth ministry.
According to the MACU website, the school's programs are designed to equip students with the ability to impact their world for Christ through the completion of Bible-based academics in a Christian environment. Furthermore, many graduates find employment as pastors and full-time church ministers. However, others are called to serve as musicians, teachers and counselors.
According to the BLS, annual salaries for directors of Christian activities and education programs is $40,770.
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