The Connecticut Association of United Church Educators

Got Faith? The gifts [God] gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13 (NRSV)


is the Connecticut chapter of the Association of United Church Educators, a diverse group of educators in the United Church of Christ who recognize that strengthening programs of Christian education and faith formation is essential to the vitality of our churches in the 21st century. To that end, CAUCE offers a meeting place for all interested people in the state of Connecticut to come together for support, training, networking and advocacy.

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CAUCE serves as:

  • an advocate for Christian education throughout the Connecticut Conference;
  • a sponsor of training events for teachers, youth leaders, educators, and others involved with Christian formation;
  • a source of research and information to churches and educators seeking guidance on compensation trends throughout our state;
  • a link to opportunities for local, regional and national workshops.

A highlight of CAUCE’s work is an annual seminar, including keynote speaker and workshops, addressing a current topic of interest to educators. This annual gathering is a great opportunity to share ideas and support with other Christian educators.

Vision Statement:

By the grace of the Holy Spirit, CAUCE aspires to foster communities
that affirm, inspire, equip, support, develop, and advocate for leaders of faith formation.

Membership in CAUCE

For more information, please contact any member of the Coordinating Council, listed on the CAUCE flyer.

The national Association United Church Educators:

Click here to download the CAUCE Brochure and Membership Application form.

CAUCE Compensation Guidelines for Faith Formation Leaders

Every three years the CT Association of United Church Educators (CAUCE) surveys leaders in faith formation from around our state and offers an updated set of compensation guidelines, affirmed by the Board of Directors of the CT Conference.  These pages (text and tables) are useful to understand the scope of support and compensation when a church employs a lay practitioner. Guidelines are offered for all such roles within local churches from very part-time to full time leaders.  

Click here for the CAUCE Compensation Guidelines.

Coordinating Committee Meetings

Meetings of the Coordinating Committee are held once a month from September through June usually on the second Tuesday of the month from 10 AM until noon, with social time from 9:30 - 10:00 AM.

Meetings for 2017-2018 (Click on the meeting date for minutes)

September 12 
October 10
November 14

December 12*
January 9 (front page) (page 2)
February 13
March 15
April 10

*Social gathering, no minutes taken.

Curated Ideas to Share!

Your CAUCE Coordinating Committee and membership provide ideas monthly from a rich pool of creative, seasoned leaders who are actively engaged in the ministry of faith formation in a variety of settings and a variety of ways.  Here you'll find timely ideas to spark your own imagination or to incorporate.

Link here for the latest offering- A Writing to God Prayer Stations Plan!