The purpose of the Christian Education Committee is to provide an effective Christian Education program so that the Congregation of Woodroffe United Church can grow in Christian faith, knowledge, love and understanding and provide a more effective Christian witness.
The Christian Education Committee is responsible to the Congregation through Council for:
Providing programs, activities and resources that foster knowledge of Christian doctrine, faith and principles and enhance Christian love and understanding.
Supporting the activities of and ensuring leadership for: the church staff assigned to Christian Education, the church school, the church library, the adult education program, and the youth development groups.
Encouraging young people of the Congregation and the community to participate in the work and activities of the church.
Advising, in consultation with the minister(s), on the need for and on the selection of the staff and volunteers assigned to Christian Education programs.
The duties and activities of the Christian Education Committee and its Subcommittees include:
Providing support, guidance and assistance to the staff responsible for Christian Education.
Supporting and assisting the church volunteers undertaking Christian Education responsibilities.
Monitoring the Christian Education groups and activities and ensuring that they operate in accord with the policies of Woodroffe United Church.
Assisting in and supporting the activities of the groups for which it is responsible.
Chartering with the 96th Ottawa Scout Group in accordance with the agreement between the Church and Scouts Canada.
Planning, providing and supporting training and development courses for teachers and leaders in all phases of the Christian Education program.
Arranging, in cooperation with the Worship Committee and other concerned committees and staff, events and ceremonies for the groups for which it is responsible.
Encouraging Congregation and community support of and participation in, Christian education groups and activities through newsletter articles, bulletin inserts, displays and other appropriate means.
Maintaining appropriate records and statistics on participation in all Christian Education activities.
Identifying the Christian education needs of the younger members of the Congregation and developing programs to meet those needs.
Assisting with recruiting, selecting, training and supporting Church school teachers.
Maintaining appropriate Church school records.
Providing the resources needed to implement the programs developed for the Church school classes.
Staffing and housekeeping in the crib room.
Identifying the Christian development needs of adult members and adherents of the Congregation and developing programs to meet these needs.
Maintaining the library material and providing an accounting system for items on loan.
Reviewing available books and other publications and deciding on which shall be procured for the library.
Preparing book reviews and distributing them to the Congregation.
Maintaining an inventory of library books and resources and ensuring that the Congregation is kept informed of the library facilities available.
Studying the reading and book borrowing trends of the Congregation to use as a guide for the selection of new additions to the library.
Selecting and preparing appropriate bibliographies of pertinent literature on request from church committees or officers.
Preparing suitable book and literature displays for specific functions such as seminars and conferences on Church work.