Position Location Date Posted
Care Pastor/Interim Pastor
New Hope Church, Wooster, OH
March 29, 2017
Care Pastor/Interim Pastor
New Hope Church, Wooster, OH

In a sentence:
The purpose of a Care Pastor is to provide pastoral care to church members and support the Lead Pastor in shepherding the church family.  New Hope is ideally looking for a retired Pastor who has a desire to continue to serve the local church and could use a supplemental income to their retirement income.

Job Description: 

Care Pastor Responsibilities (ongoing role)

  1. To ensure adequate pastoral care of the congregation
  2. He will be the primary provider of pastoral care. He will also work with the elders, staff, and volunteers to ensure that shepherding, visitation, compassion ministry, and counseling needs are addressed.
  3. He will be available for weddings, funerals, and emergencies, as requested by church leadership.
  4. Depending on giftedness may teach classes and occasionally preach on Sunday Mornings.

Interim Pastor Responsibilities (May 2017 – August 2017)

  1. To provide the congregation a sense of stability in leadership while the Lead Pastor is on Sabbatical
  2. To be the primary preacher, providing consistency and quality in teaching.  He will preach 5 to 7 times.
  3. To orchestrate planning and execution of the Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings
  4. He will be responsible for working with the Worship Leader and any designated people to plan Sunday Gatherings. He will have final control over planning the Sunday Gatherings, within any guideline set by the leaders. Sermon series topics will be approved in advance by the church leaders.
  5. He will provide staff with Pastoral care and guidance during the Lead Pastor’s sabbatical

Weekly/Monthly Responsibilities:
- Weekly Worship Planning meeting
- Attend weekly staff meeting
- Teaching Team meetings

Qualities Needed:
- Has to be a team leader
- Self-starter with an owners work ethic
- Sees a problem and builds the team to fix it
- Has genuine care for people
- Needs to be a good communicator
- Be a team player, willing to step in as needed

Responsible to:  Lead Pastor and Executive Director

Time Required:   20-30 hours per week 

Compensation:   TBD

Individuals can submit their resume and information to:
Contact: Pastor Tim Broughton
Mailing Address:
969 Blachleyville Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

Minister (Part-time)
St. Paul's Evangelical Church Trail Run, Sardis, OH
March 29, 2017
Minister (Part-time)
St. Paul's Evangelical Church Trail Run, Sardis, OH


12 of the most important qualities of the Godly pastor we are seeking.

1.  Loves the Lord Jesus Christ  

2.  Makes pastoral calls on people in hospitals, nursing homes, home bound      

3.  Handles conflict effectively        

4.  Is compassionate and caring person, sensitive to other's needs       

5.  Is a person of prayer     

6.  Works well with children

7.  Is an inspired and compelling preacher     

8.  Grounds decisions and ministry in Biblical perspective             

9.  Encourages people to apply their faith in daily life              

10.  Leads by personal example         

11.  Ministers effectively to people in crisis            

12.  Is a mature and emotionally secure person         

New Minister must be agreeable to associate with and have the Evangelical Association hold their Ordination Credentials.  


Our salary/benefits package is open to changes to suit the individual pastor's needs.  The parsonage is a ranch style house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, an attic room that could be used for another bedroom or a study & a full unfinished basement.  a small add-on contains a laundry room & extra room that could be used as an office.  There is a 2 car garage on the property and an older unfinished building that could be used as a workshop or extra storage.  Utilities are paid.  It is on a State route road with school bus and mail routes.  It has city water and internet service is available.  


Contact:  Charles Merckle

Address:  33474 State Route 800

             New Matamoras, Ohio 45767

Phone: 740-865-3304       Email:trumpetmantoo@gmail.com

Young Adult Ministry Director
Bethel International United Methodist Church, Columbus, OH
March 23, 2017
Young Adult Ministry Director
Bethel International United Methodist Church, Columbus, OH

This position requires an engaging, vibrant, inclusive person to draw and maintain young adults, 18–34 years old, into the life of a growing church by providing strong faith-based anchors and support. A love of Bible study, worship, music, small groups, outreach/mission, multicultural relations, and fellowship events is a must. Along with other servant leaders, the person must take ministry “to the young adults” in their natural settings, including connecting on college campuses. The position is part of the upper management staffing of the church, with the person being a vital contributor to staff meetings and attending related continuing education. The person will also have oversight of the welcoming and small group ministries of the church and will report directly to the Senior Pastor under the oversight of the Human Relations Sub-team of the Leadership Board.



  • Promote the mission and vision of a growing church through the doubling of young adult members in five years.
  • Implement, assess, and evaluate goals related to young adult ministry (every 6 months), including managing a ministry budget.
  • Initiate new venues for young adults through recruiting, training, creative programming, and supervising servant leaders.
  • Provide spiritual and skill development for all faith-forming small group ministries of the church, including the young adult groups and Bible studies.
  • Coordinate all young adult special events (i.e., mission/outreach, fellowship, international relations, and worship services/preaching).
  • Oversee the welcoming ministries of the church, especially as they relate to Sunday morning worship (i.e., greeters, ushers, information desk).
  • Attract and involve as many talented, gifted persons as possible for leadership in all the areas of young adult ministry.



  • An infectious, living faith with a heart for multiculturalism to fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the purpose of transforming the world.
  • A calling to lead a young adult ministry with a healthy lifestyle modeled in strong prayer, worship, tithing, serving, and witnessing.
  • Relational skills with leadership, recruiting, training, and counseling ability.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related ministry field (seminary experience welcomed).



  • Full-time, flexible hours (minimum of 40 per week), with BIUMC Sunday morning worship attendance and travel to meet young adults in their settings.
  • Successful experience in young adults ministry, along with strong recommend-dations of support.
  • Knowledge of the United Methodist culture and a willingness to learn more.
  • Salary and benefits negotiated thru the HR Sub-team of the Leadership Board.


Please direct inquires to Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell, Brenda@lviingstreamsflowingwater.com

Director of Children’s Ministries and Christian Education
Broadway United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio
March 21, 2017
Director of Children’s Ministries and Christian Education
Broadway United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, Ohio

Job Type: Twenty hours per week, including Sunday mornings. 

Job Description:

This is a key staff position because Broadway Church has a growing population of children and a calling from God to help children know Jesus and grow in faith.  Our director will oversee and coordinate the Christian Education program for children from birth through fifth grade, recruit teachers for Sunday morning classes and volunteers to care for children in the nursery, supervise the Vacation Bible School, and coordinate other events for children during the year.  The leader will relate well with all ages, train and encourage teachers, be comfortable in a leadership role, be able to share a genuine faith, and work with the staff team to provide experiences for children to grow in fellowship and faith.


  • ·       Integrity, Christian faith and character, and a heart to serve.
  • Training and experience to lead and inspire teachers, volunteers, and children.
  • A committed, personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ, a love for children, and a deep commitment to the spiritual growth of children.
  • Skilled at working with others, recruiting volunteers, and developing leaders in their gifts.
  • Able to train teachers, leaders, and workers with children.
  • Organized and responsible in planning, delegating, and developing ministries and events.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information received as such.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, email, and the Internet.
  • Flexibility to perform additional duties in the area of Christian Education as assigned by the Pastor or Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC). 


  • The position will close when a suitable candidate has been selected.
  • The church web page www.broadway-umc.org will be useful to interested candidates wanting to know more about our congregation.



Submit Résumés To:

Pastor Mick Foster

Broadway United Methodist Church

120 Church Ave. SE.

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Electronic submissions are acceptable at: bumc@broadway-umc.org

Youth Coordinator (Part time)
Marion Salem UMC, Caledonia, OH
March 15, 2017
Youth Coordinator (Part time)
Marion Salem UMC, Caledonia, OH

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION (The main reason for the position, in what context and what is the overall end result)

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20.

SCOPE (The way that the position contributes to and impacts on the organization)

The Youth Coordinator is vital to the overall educational mission of Marion Salem UMC by ensuring quality programs and mentoring for youth in grades 4-12. The role of the Youth Coordinator is to build a sense of community within the youth of the church that provides an opportunity for both spiritual and social development. The Youth Coordinator is an integral part of the staff and, reports directly to the Senior Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee

RESPONSIBILITIES (Major responsibilities and target accomplishments expected of the position including the typical problems encountered in carrying out the responsibilities.)

Actively lead the youth program at MSUMC and provide guidance and teaching for its members

• Create a welcoming, fun, and enthusiastic environment for youth to connect with one another and grow in their faith.

• Establish a Youth Council consisting of three adults and three youth from different families.

• Work with Youth Council to develop and publish a yearly plan with regular social, educational, spiritual, and/or mission oriented events meant to develop and maintain a vibrantprogram.

• Ensure that youth are given opportunities to experience servant activities and events on a regular basis, both locally and through an annual work mission event.

• Recruit and train adult mentors to participate in youth activities.

• Teach the Jr and Sr High Sunday school class.

• Partner with the pastor to lead a confirmation program that meets the needs of confirmands.

• Attend staff meetings as directed by the Senior Pastor to communicate and connect youth activities to the broader themes of the church.

• Develop and manage an annual budget as it relates to youthactivities, and provide updates at Administrative Council meetings.

Build strong relationships with the youth and their families

• Grow the emerging youth program by proactively reaching out to youth within the church to assess their spiritual needs and encourage them to participate in activities like worship, Sunday school, youth group, retreats, mission trips, etc.

• Establish and maintain supportive appropriate relationships with youth and their families (for example, attending events of importance in their lives).

• Help youth seek, determine, and develop their gifts for ministries both within the church and outside of the church.

• Connect the youth with the various interfaith opportunities in the area and United Methodist Youth activities in the East Ohio Conference.

Encourage growing levels of participation through strong marketing of the program

• Communicate in timely and effective ways with parents, youth and church staff.

• Provide communication and publicity for youth events through the web, social media, email, and monthly newsletter to inform the youth and their families and encourage church-wide support of the youthprogram.

• Plan and carry out purposeful events that provide opportunities for youth to invite unchurched students with the goal of building a growing community of passionate followers of Jesus.


• A personal commitment to Christ and Christian Education and support of the United Methodist tradition.

• Passion for inspiring youth and building relationships and a community of faith

• Experience in Christian education leadership roles

• Experience leading groups of youth—experience as a community service leader or as a youth counselor is preferred.

• Strong organization, planning, and communicationskills

The candidate will be expected to attend at least one major training event or conference annually to continue their own education, and to regularly participate in worship services. The candidate must also read and agree to the Child Protection Policy as adopted by Marion Salem United Methodist Church. This includes agreeing to a background check. Upon selection, the candidate will be required to attain CPRcertification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES (The knowledge, skills and attitudes required for satisfactory job performance)


The incumbent must have proficient knowledge of the Holy Bible.


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:

• Ability to administer youthprograms

• Team buildingskills

• Analytical and problem solvingskills

• Decision makingskills

• Effective verbal, presentation and listening communicationsskills

• Effective negotiation and mediationskills

• Effective written communicationsskills

• Basic counselingskills

• Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet, word-processing, graphics and website development programs at a highly proficient level

• Stress management skills

Personal Attributes

The incumbant must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics


(The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and which create hardship for the incumbent including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands ,environmental conditions, demands on one’s senses and mental demands.)

Physical Demands

(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)

The Youth Coordinator may deliver programs in a variety of locations and may have to transport, lift and carry equipment and supplies. The Youth Coordinator will have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain, and may also be involved in a number of high energyactivities.

Environmental Conditions

(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)

The Youth Coordinator may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of youth and organizations. The Youth Coordinator may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks.

Sensory Demands

(The nature of demands on the incumbent’s senses)

Sensory demands include use of the computer, which may cause eyestrain and occasional headaches. The youth activities may be noisy and busy making it difficult to concentrate.

Mental Demands

(Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue)

The Youth Coordinator deals with youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. The Youth Coordinator must remain patient and committed to the activities, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management attimes.


• Flexible work schedule of 20 hours per week

• Depending on qualifications, starting salary is between $18,000-$20,000 per year

• Benefits include 40 hours paid time off and national holidays as designated by the SPRC


Please contact Lisa at lisamsumc@gmail.com


Senior Pastor
Calvary Chapel, Massillon, OH
March 14, 2017
Senior Pastor
Calvary Chapel, Massillon, OH

Church:                                Calvary Chapel


Position:                              Senior Pastor


Location:                             Jackson Township

                                               8151 Stuhldreher St NW
                                               Massillon, Ohio 44646
                                               (330) 833-4347

                                               Website:  www.massilloncalvarychapel.com


Services:                              9:30 AM - Sunday School

                                               10:45 AM  - Sunday Worship Service

                                               6:30 PM - Wednesday various Bible Studies and programs for youth 


Profile:                                 Non-denominational church founded in 1964.

                                               Our Doctrinal Statement  and further information can be found on our  website. Chapel has capacity up to 400 people for worship service                                                as well as gymnasium that is used additional activities and ministries.     


Membership:                      Membership has fluctuated over the history of the church and currently stands at 85 members with attendance varying 85 to 115


To Inquire - Please

Contact:                              Greg Vogelgesang, Board Chairman


                                              (h) 330-830-1145


                                              Darren Boyle, Board Member


                                              (c) 330-417-4818

Children's Minister
Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, OH
March 8, 2017
Children's Minister
Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, OH

Martins Creek currently has an opening for a quarter-time position to oversee their children’s ministries (Preschool – 6th Grade).  In addition to the salary, Martins Creek is also willing to help with any educational expenses for anyone wanting to take college or seminary classes while filling this position.  It is the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to gain ministry experience or for any current students needing financial help with tuition.

Ministry Internship

In addition, Martins Creek also provides paid internship opportunities for students wanting to explore and gain experience in various fields of ministry. 

If you are interested in the Children’s Ministry Position or Internship Program, please contact Jay Conn at 330-674-1242.  Our website iswww.mcmc.org

Associate Pastor
Plantation Church, Plantation, FL
March 8, 2017
Associate Pastor
Plantation Church, Plantation, FL

Jesus is LORD at Plantation Community Church. The church is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries. The candidate should have a heart and plan for discipling children, youth and their families to grow closer to Christ and to strengthen their Christian walk. Responsibilities include oversight of: children's ministries including AWANA program, middle school and high school youth programs including summer mission trip, VBS program and chaplaincy of preschool. Job also includes assisting the Senior Pastor, community outreach and interacting with the entire congregation. We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated, passionate individual with a sense of humor and filled with the Joy of the LORD. 
Our church is a conservative independent Christian congregation located in Plantation, Florida (a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale). We are a loving church family from various Christian and cultural backgrounds. Our focus is on Bible teaching, prayer, missions, and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Qualified candidates should be a graduate (or near graduate) of a 3 year degree (preferably Masters of Divinity) program of a member school of the American Association of Theological Schools.
Send cover letter with resume inclusive of family profile, statement of faith, and ministry philosophy and all inquiries to search@pccflorida.org.

Family Pastor
Valley Grace Church, Hagerstown, MD
March 8, 2017
Family Pastor
Valley Grace Church, Hagerstown, MD

Valley Grace Church exists to encourage believers in their private and public worship of God, to help them grow both personally and in community with Christ, and to help provide opportunities to serve Christ in His church and the world. It is a Grace Brethren Church, which is a local assembly of believers in Jesus Christ who are a part of the larger network of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

The church is defined by its uncompromising biblical teaching. It is uniquely known for its acceptance of all who enter through its doors, and for exuding a family-friendly feel both within the walls of the church, and outside during its community outreach endeavors. With a strong foundation in teaching, Valley Grace seeks to continue its history of impact through missions-minded efforts, scripturally conservative teaching, generosity in giving, and effective weekend services.

Weekly Attendance: 250
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Affiliations: Grace Brethren Fellowship
This position is open to recent graduates and alumni. A bachelor’s degree, with a ministry emphasis, is required for this position, although experience may be substituted for the educational qualification (having completed or progressing toward a Master of Divinity degree is preferred.) If not licensed, prospective candidate must be willing to obtain licensure within the first twelve months of employment.

Valley Grace seeks a dynamic and gifted Family Pastor to join the team, bringing fresh leadership and vibrancy to the children, student, and young adult ministries. The Family Pastor will be a strategic, visionary leader who will oversee ministry for birth through young adults/families. He will work to build healthy families by recruiting, developing, and leading the children, student, and young adult ministry leaders and teams, as well as coordinating engaging and energetic biblical teaching and worshipping environments.
To apply, please follow this link: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/jobs/valley-grace-church-family-pastor

Pastor (Full-time)
Greenmount Church of the Brethren, Harrisonburg, VA
March 1, 2017
Pastor (Full-time)
Greenmount Church of the Brethren, Harrisonburg, VA

The Greenmount Church of the Brethren near Harrisonburg, Virginia is seeking a full time pastor.  If interested please contact Matt Morris at Greenmount COB 540.833.5251

Associate Pastor - Worship and the Arts
Alma First Church of God, Alma, MI
February 28, 2017
Associate Pastor - Worship and the Arts
Alma First Church of God, Alma, MI

The associate pastor with  primary  emphasis in worship  and the arts will provide  dynamic leadership  and oversight  to  the  worship  ministry  of  Alma  First Church  of  God in  a manner  that  helps  congregants worship  faithfully and equips them  to join their  lives to God's love for the world.    The associate pastor will  report to  the  senior  pastor  and oversee  a worship  planning team, all volunteers  in the  worship ministry  and a Technical Arts Director.



Minimum Qualifications:

•   Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Worship or Christian Ministries (or equivalent)

•    Demonstrated leadership  in worship 


Physical Requirements:

•   Able to move freely in and around the three buildings  of our campus.

•   Able to speak and lead worship in a public setting. 


Essential Functions

•   Coordinate  and oversee the worship  ministries  of Alma First Church of God.

•    Develop and communicate a vision for worship  and the arts.

•    Design and lead inspiring and faithful worship services.

•    Coordinate  and facilitate the worship ministry team in a creative process of worship  planning.

•    Recruit, train, supervise and support  the volunteers who contribute to all aspects of the worship ministries.

•    Develop and supervise ministry  teams (musicians, technicians, etc.) within the worship ministries.

•    Direct the congregation's choir

•    Provide good stewardship  of the worship resources {budget, musical instruments, computer and sound equipment, etc.)

•    Build and resource libraries for music and visual arts. 


Other  Responsibilities

•    Participate helpfully in meetings of the pastoral staff and church council.

•    Provide pastoral care as directed  by the senior pastor.

•    Fill other  responsibilities as directed  by the senior pastor.



Core Competencies:


Attention to Detail: Consistently attends to the many small pieces which must be assembled into an organized whole; follows up on missing or out of balance items; resolves unanswered  questions needed to address a problem; keeps the larger picture in mind while tending to the smallest details.


Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas; makes new connections  among existing ideas and fresh approaches;takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; demonstrates the ability to work with group processes and encourage 'brainstorming' activities;  has good judgment  about which creative· ideas and suggestions will work.


Delegation: Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine  and important tasks and decisions; appropriately shares authority and responsibility; creates accountability; sets objectives and measures, monitors process, progress and results;  trusts people to perform their own work.


Interpersonal Skills: Works hard to establish good working relationships  with co-workers, volunteers and members  of the congregation; demonstrates the ministry  of pastoral presence;contributes to the sense of community on the leadership teams on which he/she serves and in the congregation  as a whole; expresses his/her perspective well and remains open and connected to those with differing perspectives; avoids communication triangles.


Music Expertise: Demonstrates  a good understanding of music theory  and its application to congregational worship; has the ability to gain a working knowledge of the musical heritage of the Church of God; demonstrates the ability to lead, direct and teach other musicians; has a discerning ear for musical talent; demonstrates a good understanding of music styles that are used in a broad array of churches.


Personal and Professional Development:  Maintains  an ongoing and rigorous commitment to personal and professional growth; takes advantage of opportunities to continue  his/her growth as a leader;is committed to continuing education and life-long learning.


Spiritual Maturity: Shows strong spiritual depth and grounding; evidences continual spiritual growth; seeks the wisdom and guidance of Scripture; understands  and practices spiritual disciplines appropriate to his/her  temperament; is able to articulate  a clear and consistent theology.


Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to proficiently execute the essential functions  ofthe job;understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills.


Time Management: Is able and willing to focus time on tasks that contribute to organizational goals; Uses time effectively and efficiently; values time and respects the time of others;  concentrates  efforts on the most important priorities.


Volunteer Management:  Recruits gifted volunteers  to work in their areas of giftedness and passion in the service of the congregation's  mission;provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates  change and achieves results through efficient, creative and responsible  deployment of volunteers; provides effective direction, support, encouragement and accountability for volunteers.


Worship Leadership: Designs and leads relevant  and inspiring  worship; combines elements of theology, music and art to help worshippers  open their hearts and minds to God; crafts worship that is sensitive to themes and seasons; demonstrates  a good understanding and creative practice of the ordinances  of the Church of God.


Qualified applicants mayu send their resume to:   firstcog@gmail.com or 

Alma First Church of God

Attn:  Search Committee

200 W. Superior Street

Alma, MI  48801

Pastor (Full-time)
Garber Brethren Church, Ashland, OH
February 28, 2017
Pastor (Full-time)
Garber Brethren Church, Ashland, OH

Garber (Ashland, OH) The Garber Pastor Selection Committee is now accepting résumés and Pastor Profiles from interested candidates for full-time pastor. Information can be emailed to the Committee for consideration at garberbc@gmail.com or call 419-281-3301 to request an application.

Pastor (Full-time)
Mayflower Congregational Christian Church, Mansfield, OH
February 28, 2017
Pastor (Full-time)
Mayflower Congregational Christian Church, Mansfield, OH

Required Education:  Bachelor's Degree/Ordained Minister (minimum)

Required Experience:  Negotiable

Contact:  Jean Semonoff, Chairman of Search Committee:  419.756.0103 or Church office: 419.589.6612 for more information.

Youth Pastor
Providence Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH
February 24, 2017
Youth Pastor
Providence Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH

Providence Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio is looking for a Youth Pastor.  One who is willing serve internship for one year, then be evaluated for a permanent position.  They must have biblical and theological education specializing in youth ministries.  They will serve under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, Rodney Maiden.  If interested, contact Rosa Peterson, Executive secretary to Pastor Maiden to schedule an interview.  (216)991-5315 church office.

1. Description: In seeking to provide comprehensive ministry to the whole spectrum of youth within the church, the Youth Pastor shall have oversight of all youth ministries, and shall be responsible and accountable to the leadership of the church.

2. Scope: At present, the following ministries that are involved are: children, teenagers, and young adults. Ministries shall be age-defined and involve various purposes within each age-group, i.e. outreach, worship, fellowship, discipleship and ministry.

3. Functioning: The Youth Pastor shall function through a Youth Council consisting of a representative from each age-specific ministry, as well as youth specialists within the church.

4. Responsibilities: The Youth Pastor shall have the following responsibilities: 

A. Consult: To develop each age-specific ministry according to the commitment level philosophy of ministry (ministering to people at each level of spiritual commitment) - where ministry is extensive in scope (reaching and discipling youth) and intensive in depth (caring for and developing youth and leaders); to communicate a vision for ministry that is relational, spiritual, and purposeful with each group; to help each ministry create strategies and programs that accomplish their objectives; and to inform the church on these ministries, allowing youth to impact adults and adults to impact the youth. 

B. Coordinate: To ensure continuity between the various ministries so that the transitions between the various groups are as smooth as possible and that as few youth are lost to the church as possible; to provide a unified sense of purpose and direction in terms of focus and curriculum (without necessarily studying the same material); to organize combined events that bring the different groups together, and to share resources between the groups. 

C. Care: To shepherd the leaders of the various ministries by giving them ownership, rewarding them verbally and visually, never allowing any unfair criticism to be directed toward them, and standing up for them as their advocate while allowing fair criticism. This will also require being involved in their lives as a spiritual mentor and friend. 

D. Communicate: The Youth Pastor will report directly to the Senior Pastor, as represented by the elders. A representative from the elders shall be part of the Youth Council. The Youth Council shall function as any other church ministry committee.

Zion Countryside Church, Fairbury, NE
February 22, 2017
Zion Countryside Church, Fairbury, NE

Zion Countryside Church along with St. Paul United Church of Christ, yoked churches, in the Fairbury, NE area, are searching for candidates to fill our pastoral vacancy.  We are small country churches in a rural setting in the southeast corner of Nebraska.  Please forward this to any candidates who may be interested in knowing more about our churches.  I will then send our church profiles out to possible candidates.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Direct inquiries to Brenda Beachler at gladstoneucc@diodecom.ne

Family Ministries Director
Cumberland Community Church, Smyrna, GA
February 14, 2017
Family Ministries Director
Cumberland Community Church, Smyrna, GA

Complete information available via link:



Director of Family Ministries
Hudson UMC, Hudson, OH
February 6, 2017
Director of Family Ministries
Hudson UMC, Hudson, OH

Job Purpose: Lead, develop, support, engage, inspire, motivate, and coordinate Christian ministries with children, youth, adults, and families in spiritual growth, relationship formation, and community outreach. 

Areas of Responsibility: Children & Youth Programs/Christian Education, Family Programs, Intergenerational Programs, Mission Service Projects, and Community Outreach.

Required Behaviors:
1. Demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
2. Communicate effectively with staff, church members, and the community.
3. Be self-motivated and highly-effective in managing, initiating, and coordinating a variety of activities and programs.
4. Display competence in the use of technology, including being resourceful with computer software, the internet, social media and other sources of information and ideas to support and enhance Christian ministries at HUMC.
5. Exhibit good judgment and discretion when sharing information, and show trustworthiness in protecting and appropriately managing confidential information.
6. Model consistently a spirit of service and hospitality in supporting and assisting the Senior Pastor, fellow staff members, committee chairs, members of the congregation and the larger community in fulfilling established church goals.
7. Understand the theology and practices of The United Methodist Church while developing and implementing activities that are consistent with the mission, values, and culture of HUMC.
8. Maintain high ethical standards and professionalism at all.times, lead by example, be a strong role model for children/youth, and be a resource for parents.
9. Maintain attire and communication appropriate to the situation and in representing the Director of Family Ministries role at HUMC.


Reports To: The Director of Family Ministries reports to the Senior Pastor and is ultimately accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC). The Director of Family Ministries should regularly seek input and feedback from the Senior Pastor, other staff, church leadership, and laity to ensure alignment of job performance with church goals. The Senior Pastor and the chairperson ofSPRC will meet quarterly with the Director of Family Ministries to discuss activities and progress of the three p evious months while outlining plans for the next quarter.

General Description  of Work Duties:

1.   Provide spiritual leadership, ministerial and programmatic support to the formation of healthy families across the lifespan.

2.   Develop positive and healthy faith relationships with families while providing resources to assist in their spiritual growth.

3.   Communicate and coordinate with the Senior Pastor and other staff regarding the spiritual, pastoral care or counseling needs which arise within family life that are beyond the Director's skills and expertise and call for referral to other specialists.

4.   Identify, empower, and train teachers and leaders for ministries related to children, youth, adults, and families.

5.   Supervise paid childcare staff.

6.   Design, implement, and lead children and youth ministries and programming.

7.   Equip, resource, and support the church's Sunday nursery and toddler rooms, Sunday school classes for pre-K through 12, family-centered, and adult studies and small groups.

8.   Plan and provide for programming and supplies (i.e., curriculum, crafts, music) and furnishings (room set-ups, puppets, AV equipment) to aid teachers who work with infants, children, and youth.

9.   Ensure safety and security measures are in place for infants, children, youth and teachers involved with Sunday School (i.e., security check-in, volunteer screening, first-aid, CPR training, evacuation plan).

10. Be an active participant on the Christian Education Committee (CEC), Youth Advisory Committee and Church Council.

11. Attend staff meetings.

12. Be engaged and available on Sunday mornings, including attendance in worship and maintaining a physical presence during the Sunday school hour (e.g., provide children's sermon at least once a month).

13. Lead efforts with established educational and mission ministries with the church such as, but not limited to, VBS, Appalachian Service Project (ASP), and Confirmation.

14. Encourage and foster adult leadership within families and family ministries.

15. Facilitate intergenerational  relationships and experiences within and outside of the church in teaming work with the staff.

16. Promote ministries through the church bulletin, newsletter, website, and other appropriate social media.

17. Work with committees and individuals involved with church membership to identify frequent visitors and new families to determine how to connect them into the life of the church.

18. Develop a system to measure the effectiveness and satisfaction of children, youth and parents with the family ministries provided; share metrics on this data and corresponding recommendations to Senior Pastor and the chairperson of SPRC on a quarterly basis.

19. Incorporate new innovations in children's,  youth, and family-focused ministries.


Minimum Requirements:

1.   Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education or related field

2.   Ministry service that includes working closely with children, youth, adults and families

3.   Proven leadership  and management skills

4.   Strong presentation  and teaching skills

5.   Strong relational and team building skills

6.   Strong written communication skills


Interested candidates may apply for the position by accessing http://hudsonumc.com/help by February 27, 2017.  If you have any questions, you may contact Len Stusek, Chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee at sprc@hudsonumc.com.  The screening and interview process will occur between March 1 and April 15 with an anticipated hiring date of May 15.



Submit an Opportunity

To submit an opportunity, please send an email to Susan Icenhour with the following information:

  • Position Title
  • Opportunity Location
  • Brief Summary of Position
  • How to Apply
  • Link to Website

Note that all positions will be posted for 60 days unless notified that they have been filled.

Email Susan

Who to Contact

Susan Icenhour sicenhou@ashland.edu 419-289-5023