Position Location Date Posted
Camp Staff / Family Ministry Intern
Camp Koinania, Geneva, OH
January 28, 2016
Camp Staff / Family Ministry Intern
Camp Koinania, Geneva, OH

This is a joint ministry position between Camp Koinania (American Baptist Churches – USA) and the United Church of Geneva OH.  It will be an Intern-style position involving Family Ministry at the Church and camping ministry at Koinania. 

We offer:

          Mentoring with seasoned, experienced pastors

          An enthusiastic and loving congregation in the midst of revival

          A great camp atmosphere with fun, hardworking fellow camp staff

          An opportunity to positively impact children and youth for Jesus at both the Camp and the Church

          A very competitive salary, plus room and board


We are looking for:

          A person with a calling to work with children, youth and families

          Must be available for 8-10 weeks in the Summer of 2016

          An evangelical and growing faith

          An ability to work with lay people, children and youth, and to interact with older adults

          A hard worker with a humble, servant attitude.  This job will include everything from

                   leading Bible Studies to doing dishes – and worse!


The ministry at the UNITED CHURCH OF GENEVA

We have come to the conclusion that traditional style youth and children’s ministries have

failed to keep these groups in the Church after they have reached adulthood.  We are rebuilding our ministry to these two groups by focusing on families.  We are refocusing all ministries, but especially those in the Christian Education area, to encourage and enable families to live their faith in the home, as well as the church. (A simple example of this: every family in our church is provided with an Advent Wreath for the home and each year given a booklet with prayers, readings and activities to go along with lighting the candles each week.)  We continue to have traditional ministries (VBS, Awana children’s ministry, etc.), but these are being focused on supporting faith in the home.  We are still learning what this means and how it looks, but that is part of the fun!


          This ministry will require:

                   An ability to evaluate our current efforts and help improve them

                   An ability to recruit and train lay leaders to continue the ministry

                   An ability to work with and train the Board of Christian Education in the above

                   A winsome spirit

                   A self-starter (The Intern will be given considerable freedom and lee-way to

                             perform their ministry and so must be mature and trustworthy.)



The Summer Intern will be arriving at the end of a yearlong planning process aimed at being ready to provide campers with the most powerful faith experience possible. The Intern will be participating in (and supervising) many of the dirty jobs that happen at camp during the summer.  This is not a glamorous position, but it is vital to the life-changing experiences that campers have at Camp every summer.  While direct contact with campers is often limited, Camp Staff is a revered position among the youth, and their interaction with the youth is a vital part of the whole experience.


Opportunities will include Leading/Supervising/Participating in:

          - Teenagers performing maintenance projects

          - Developing Biblical teaching skills while using nature

          - The facilitation of group development through initiatives such as Koinania Adventure

          - Working with Session Director’s in implementing programmed events

The Partnership:

This program is now several years old and has proven to be very beneficial for the Intern, the Camp and the Church.  The Pastor and the Camp Director work together closely, and a flexible schedule and close communication has made this a great opportunity for the right candidate.


Some details to be aware of:


-The Intern will be required to be at the Camp on Sunday from 4PM for as long as needed (when

          campers check in and settle in), and on Fridays from 5PM for as long as needed.      

- The Intern will be required to be at United Church on Sunday mornings from 9AM for as long as

          Needed (or 4PM when they must be at the Camp).        

- Rooming will consist of a cabin shared with other Camp Staff and meals will be Camp Meals when

          Camp is in session and leftovers when no groups are being served.

- Pay will be commensurate with experience and education level


Camp Koinania and The United Church do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or ethnicity.



The United Church of Geneva

Rev. Bryan J. Manary




Koinania Camp & Conference Center

Executive Director: Randy Brookes




Pastoral/Rabbinic Ministry Internship
Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Lyndhurst, Ohio
August 27, 2015
Pastoral/Rabbinic Ministry Internship
Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Jewish Synagogue in Lyndhurst, Ohio

Pastoral/Rabbinic Messianic Ministry and Leadership (For ordination as a Messianic Rabbi, interns would need to take classes offered through IMACS/MJAA).
·         Help teach classes for new believers
·         Assist with discipleship efforts
·         Will learn about teaching & preaching from a Messianic perspective and will deliver at least one sermon at a Shabbat service during his or her internship
·         Will become familiar with the liturgy for Shabbat and special services.
·         Will be involved in Jewish Prayer Services
·         Will assist with ministry to the elderly
·         Will assist with hospital/hospice visitations
·         Be involved in lifecycle events, celebrations, and services of the congregation such as births, bar/bat mitzvahs, baptisms, weddings, anniversaries, and funerals.
·         Be involved in the Jewish feasts/holidays services and celebrations
·         Attend ministry head meetings at Tikvat
·         Attend community pastor’s meetings
·         Will have the opportunity to attend Messianic conferences if they are held during a student’s internship
Tikvat is open to ATS students doing a short-term (one semester) or longer-term (two to six semesters) internship at the synagogue.  During the internship, students will have many opportunities for hands-on ministry experiences and to be immersed in the Jewish culture. 
Context of Our Ministry
There are approximately 100,000 pre-believing Jews in the Cleveland area.  The Vision Statement of Tikvat Yisrael is: "To know the Messiah Yeshua, and to make Him Known, in Cleveland.  To the Jew first, and also to the non-Jew” (Romans 1:16).  Messianic Judaism is a Biblically-based movement of people who, as committed Jews, believe in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah of Israel of whom the Jewish Law and Prophets spoke.  There are now hundreds of thousands of Messianic Jews in the United States alone; some estimate as many as 200,000. Messianic synagogues are springing up in almost every major city across the U.S., and Messianic Judaism is quickly growing in other nations throughout North and South America, Europe, and the former Soviet republics.  Tikvat Yisrael is a member of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues (IAMCS) www.iamcs.org, which is under the umbrella of theMJAA, Messianic Jewish Alliance of America www.mjaa.orgof which Tikvat is also a member.
Our Mission
Tikvat Yisrael (Hope of Israel) continually strives to impact the local and international community with the message of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).  This is accomplished through our weekly and special services/events, observance of Jewish festivals and feasts, onegs (congregational meals), Havurah groups (Bible study/share groups), men’s and women’s groups, drama ministry, children’s ministry, and so on, and through our programs such as Intercessors for Israel, Cleveland Joseph Project, lay ministry program through our Yeshiva (school), and various mission and charitable organizations we support.  
Interested students should contact:
Dr. Deborah Burd, D.Min., Rosh Yeshiva
Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Jewish Synagogue
1370 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio  44124

Worship Leader Internship
New Hope Church, Northwestern Campus (near West Salem, OH)
January 13, 2014
Worship Leader Internship
New Hope Church, Northwestern Campus (near West Salem, OH)

New Hope Church is looking for a Worship Leader Intern for our Northwestern Campusnear West Salem.  We are a growing church that has great clarity in our mission and our movement.  It is our desire to multiply our church movement by creating worship gatherings that engage a lost culture while encouraging the body of believers. If you enjoy worshiping to songs by Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, etc… then you might be a fit for our worship ministry. We have a very modern auditorium where we create an intimate environment for our weekend worship gatherings.  This internship is for our Northwestern Campus worship ministry.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is wanting more experience in honing their worship leading skills and general leadership skills.

This is currently an unpaid intership position with hours (5-10hrs) depending on your availability.

There may also be the possibility of free housing (parsonage) starting March 2014.

Responsibilities could include:

- Leading Worship each Sunday
- Leading Sunday worship team rehearsals
- Worship planning / Song selection (we use planningcenteronline.com)
- Helping in the Creative Process for our weekend services
- Development of musicians & vocalists
For more info: www.mynewhope.tv/intern
If you are interested in this opportunity…
Please email or call:
Steve Broughton – Northwestern Campus Pastor

Cuyahoga Valley Church, Broadview Height, OH
December 5, 2013
Cuyahoga Valley Church, Broadview Height, OH

To inquire about internship opportunities please contact:

Cuyahoga Valley Church

5055 East Wallings Rd

Broadview Height, Ohio 44147

Dean Siley: Pastor of Community Life

440.746.0404 ex.262



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