Job Posting: Part-time instructors for the Catholic Biblical School at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Winchester.
The Catholic Biblical School (CBS) was originally founded in 1982 in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado. It is a parish-based program with live instruction by talented, qualified teachers who take students through every book of the Bible across four years. Tuition paying students meet in parishes once a week for two hours (that includes time for Lectio Divina, small groups, and a 75 min lecture), across 30 weeks between September to May. Each student is given a workbook with carefully designed weekly lesson outlines and corresponding six reflection questions. Expectations are that students attend class faithfully, do their Bible readings, and answer each lesson's six reflection questions as best as they can in a single sheet of paper. There have been thousands of students in parishes throughout Colorado who have graduated the program. Sister schools using Denver's program have started across the country in California, Texas, Michigan, Florida, and Oklahoma. CBS was launched in Virginia for the first time in the fall of 2020 at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Winchester with record enrollment and is now serving other parishes in Diocese of Arlington. CBS is therefore actively searching for applicants to serve as substitute and part-time instructors to become part of the growing teaching faculty as the program grows.
The ideal instructor would have a solid foundation and education in Catholic Theology and Sacred Scripture (holding a M.A. degree in the field or working towards ones), be a dynamic and energetic presenter, have great control and flexibility to teach the lesson outlines in a clear and organized manner in the allocated class time, have excellent classroom and student management, and be able to drive around Northern Virginia to teach. The stipend is $10,000 per class. The time expectation would be approximately 5 hours per week (3 hours on site, and 2 hours to read and comment briefly on the students' weekly assignments), not counting any drive time and prep time (lesson outlines for every lecture are already designed), which varies depending on the instructor's experience.
For any questions or applications please send a letter of interest and resume, and three references, to Dr. Nicholas Lebish at [email protected]
About the Employer:
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church is a rapidly growing parish in the diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, the parish sits on the western edge of beautiful Winchester, which is one of the fastest growing cities in Virginia. Founded in 1870, Sacred Heart of Jesus is currently celebrating its 150 anniversary and serves over 3000 registered families and approximately 10,000 parishioners. The liturgical and sacramental life of the parish is active and vibrant. We're blessed to have 24-hour adoration and seven Masses each weekend, including a Mass in Spanish and in the Extraordinary Form, with confessions available during every weekend Mass. The K-8 Academy, which has begun the process of transition to a Classical Education model, has record breaking enrollment for five years running and there are numerous other successful initiatives being launched in the parish as well, such as Summer at Sacred Heart (summer youth camps that run for 8 weeks) and the Catholic Biblical School for adults.