Position Location Date Posted
English Speaking Pastor
Chinese Christian Church, Ottawa, Canada
August 24, 2016
English Speaking Pastor
Chinese Christian Church, Ottawa, Canada

The Chinese Christian Church of Ottawai is seeking a full-time English speaking Pastor. We are a Chinese church based in Ottawa, Canada with services in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, and are currently looking for an English Pastor. As our church is seeking to move towards a more discipleship-based ministry with a vision of fulling living our both the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, we are looking for someone who shares our burden and vision of a worshipping, nurturing, evangelizing, serving, and fellowshipping community. 
 
Furthermore, we are looking for someone with at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study and five years of ministry experience, preferably in a North American setting.
 
Applications comprising of a letter and a resume can be sent to pastoral.search@ccco.on.ca.

Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults
Blue River Church of the Brethren, Columbia City, IN
August 22, 2016
Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults
Blue River Church of the Brethren, Columbia City, IN

Blue River Church of the Brethren, Columbia City, Indiana, is searching for a full-time pastor for youth and youth adults.

Blue River is one of the more conservative congregations in the Northern Indiana District, and we try to maintain faithful adherence to the historic teachings of the Brethren, including trine immersion baptism for all members, the full Love Feast, the prayer veiling for services, modest dress, and lifetime faithfulness in marriage. Our basic statement of faith is the Brethren Card. 



ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

STATUS: Full-time, Salaried

BENEFITS: Parsonage, Health Coverage, Mileage Reimbursement, and Professional Growth

Blue River Church of the Brethren in Northern Indiana seeks to call an energetic and dynamic man to minister to the youth, young adults and married young adults segment of our church and to grow this segment of the congregation from the surrounding community.

Blue River COB Mission Statement: 

Blue River is a church that seeks to worship God Biblically, teach believers the Word of God, and proclaim the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.

Position Description: 

1. The primary task of the Associate Pastor is to develop and implement a comprehensive ministry for youth, young adults and married young adults while upholding the New Testament doctrines in preaching, teaching, and life, with special emphasis on the doctrines described in the "Brethren Card."

2. He will identify & reach out to the youth, young adults, and married young adults in the Blue River COB surrounding community so that growth and retention can be achieved in this group of people.

3. He will work to maintain continuity between this ministry and the church as a whole so that the transitions between the various groups are as smooth as possible. He will promote interaction and unity between all age groups within the church.

4. He will work closely on a monthly basis with the Senior Pastor for personal growth and mentoring to ensure spiritual and doctrinal unity among the pastoral staff.

5. He will provide a unified sense of purpose and direction in terms of evangelism, edification, discipleship and such other ministry involvement that serves to stimulate excitement and participation within the church and to attract other young people and their parents to Blue River and ultimately to a saving faith in Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him.

6. He will coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth, young adult, and married young adults in partnership with the Christian Education Committee while teaching the young adult/ married young adult.

7. He will participate in worship services as requested, including filling the pulpit (without additional compensation) when the Pastor is away.

8. He will be sensitive to the rich history and culture of Blue River COB while moving forward to minister to and grow the church in today's secular environment.

Qualifications: 

1. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the Blue River Church of the Brethren's mission statement.

2. Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, young adults, and volunteers.

3. Must have good written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.

Organizational Relationship: 

The position of Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults is directed by the Ministerial Committee. The Associate Pastor will communicate regularly with the Senior Pastor, Official Board, Ministerial Committee, and Youth Steering Committee for goal setting, sharing, evaluating, problem solving, and prayer support.

If you are interested in this position, please request a copy of our profile from the 
Northern Indiana District Office
162 E. Market Street Nappanee, IN 46550
574.773.3149

or contact 
Craig Alan Myers 
Blue River Church of the Brethren 
3040 E. 700 North 
Columbia City, IN 46725 
or e-mail at camyers@blueriverchurch.org
website: http://www.blueriverchurch.org

Pastor of Worship and Technology
First Baptist Church of St. Johns, St. Johns, Michigan
August 15, 2016
Pastor of Worship and Technology
First Baptist Church of St. Johns, St. Johns, Michigan

First Baptist Church of St. Johns exists as a local body of believers who desire to make God's name and fame known in our community and in every tribe, language, people and nation. First Baptist Church is characterized by these nine marks of a healthy church, by which it seeks to live out its mission: Preaching, Biblical Theology, The Gospel, Conversion, Evangelism, Missions, Membership, Discipline, Discipleship &Leadership.

First Baptist Church of St. Johns exists to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by exalting Him in worship, evangelizing the lost in the community and around the world, edifying believers through the ministry of the Word, and equipping the saints for the work of service. With a 161-year rich legacy of ministry, St. Johns continues to be a thriving entity that impacts its region locally, and in both national and international capacities.

The Pastor of Worship and Technology is first and foremost a pastor; an individual with a desire to teach, preach, lead and shepherd God's flock in the local church. The ideal candidate will possess a heart for worship, with proven experience in music and leading congregational singing, while being largely responsible for steering and setting the tone for the worship ministry of the church. This individual will be self-motivated, with a desire to seek constant improvement and excellence in all areas of responsibility.

This individual’s work ethic will speak to their preparation, musicianship, and highly effective execution of Sunday morning programming. The candidate will possess a vast knowledge in music and blended worship, with familiarity in the fine arts and tech ministry areas. The ideal candidate for the position will have a gentle pastoral demeanor that complements the skills needed to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

 

The candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and/or Sacred Music. In additional to this educational requirement, the prospective candidate will:

  • Possess strong servant-leadership, relational, musical, teaching, discipleship, and administrative skills.
  • Commit and agree to the Mission, Covenant, Statement of Faith, Constitution, and Congregational Approved Policies of First Baptist Church of St. Johns.
  • Show proficiency in an instrument or vocals and/or music arrangement.
  • Have a history of local church music ministry leadership experience.

The City of St. Johns is located about 20 miles north of the state capital of Lansing, in Michigan. St. Johns is surrounded by some of the finest farmland in the state and had the distinction of being the "Mint Capital of the World" for nearly a century, thus earning the nickname of Mint City USA. Vibrant downtowns reflect the heritage and civic pride of the community, and are critical to attracting industry, investment, and visitors to an area. As the traditional heart and hub of government, commerce, justice, and social interaction, the downtown business district plays a crucial role in the overall image of a community.

Interested in this position?  Apply here.

Children's Pastor (Full-time)
CrossBridge Community Church, San Antonio, TX
August 12, 2016
Children's Pastor (Full-time)
CrossBridge Community Church, San Antonio, TX

Established in 2003, CrossBridge Community Church in north San Antonio, TX seeks a full-time Children’s Pastor to oversee a staff of four who together equip and encourage parents to become disciple makers of the 300 children within this body of believers.

Just under a thousand gather for Sunday morning services where worshippers hold firmly to the Bible as God's Word and look expectantly for the Holy Spirit to teach and empower them to love God, love others, and to go and make disciples of all nations. The church is convinced that parents should be the primary disciple makers of their children and that equipping parents in this role is the first objective for the Children’s Pastor. Additionally, building teams of children's ministry servant leaders is essential to support families in discipling their children to follow Jesus. Programming is significant as it provides 1) encouragement for parents to become the primary disciple makers in their children’s lives, (2) environments for children to build friendships with others within the church family, and (3) a culture encouraging each child to know they are loved by God and that he desires a personal relationship with each of them.

The successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree (education or ministry related preferred), and a minimum of two years experience overseeing a children’s ministry, preferably in a large church. Candidates should demonstrate strong leadership, communication and relationship building skills.  Please send resumes to Apply@crossbridgecommunitychurch.com

CrossBridge Community Church (crossbridgecommunitychurch.com)

25700 Overlook Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78260

Pastor
Windhaven Church, Mt. Jackson, VA
August 2, 2016
Pastor
Windhaven Church, Mt. Jackson, VA

Windhaven (Mt. Jackson, VA) The Pastoral Search Team is now accepting résumés and Pastor Profile information for their next full time Pastor/Teacher. Interested candidates can view information about the congregation and community at: and email their information to the Windhaven PST at Cowvet@gmail.com or to gary@brethrenchurch.org to have your information forwarded.  

www.windhavenchurch.com

Youth Leader
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH
August 1, 2016
Youth Leader
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH

Meet with youth from church and community for activities/meetings. Organize mission and fun events, work with church staff, get to know school personnel and community agencies.
 
Experience growing a youth group, Biblically literate, knowledge and use of social media and knowledge of teen culture are important. Enjoy engaging youth and their parents. Valid Ohio driver's license and reliable transportation. Support the ministry of the United Methodist Church.
 
Send resume to Ontario United Methodist Church, 3540 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, OH 44906, Atten. Youth leader position. Questions may be emailed to pegwelch@juno.com or 330-550-3743.

US Navy - Chaplain
US Navy
July 19, 2016
US Navy - Chaplain
US Navy

The US Navy currently has a need for chaplains. Right now there are thousands of uniformed service members serving in the Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Marines without adequate chaplain support. These brave citizens are members of your congregations and organizations dotted all over America and have answered the call to advance the cause of freedom around the world. I hope this letter is the means God is using to open your eyes to a new and exciting ministry opportunity for you.

 

Job Description:

The present Global War on Terrorism will probably go on for some time and comes at a great cost. Our men and women of our uniformed services place their lives on the line daily in response to this ongoing conflict. They need a chaplain to serve alongside them at sea, while forward deployed, or while performing a search and rescue mission. Every uniformed service member has the need to discover the deeper things of God and their purpose for life and work. 

 

Amidst the thundering launch of strike aircraft off the rolling deck of an aircraft carrier, to the terrifying clamor of vicious firefight, to the intentional care provided by medical centers, to the family members left behind, our service members and their families look to their chaplains for provision of authentic faith and hope. What an experience! What an opportunity!


Qualifications for both Full-time Active Duty and Part-time Reserve Chaplains: 

  • Maximum age: Must commission by 47th Birthday

  • Education: The equivalent of a 72-semester hour Master of Divinity (must be 2/3 in residence)

  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years religious leadership experience

  • Physical: Meet US Navy height and weight requirements and physical fitness standards.  

If God is calling you to use your gifts and graces as an extension of your local church ministry, please contact Courtney Smrdel:

Courtney K Smrdel, USN, NC1

440.822.4848

courtney.smrdel@navy.mil

 

Senior Pastor
Prestonsburg, KY
July 19, 2016
Senior Pastor
Prestonsburg, KY

Senior Pastor of a PCUSA church with average attendance of 79.

How to Apply:

Apply directly to the church’s email address: firstpresky@gmail.com

Please include resume, sample sermon (prefer audio or video), and a statement about ministry in Appalachia

Link to Website:

https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOpportunitySearchResults.aspx&cif=03021.AC

MInistry Associate
First United Church of Christ, Troy, OH
July 15, 2016
MInistry Associate
First United Church of Christ, Troy, OH

MINISTRY ASSOCIATE JOB DESCRIPTION

Areas of Emphasis: Technology and Ministry to Youth and Millennials

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Friendly and energized by being with people
  • Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God
  • One who is gifted and called to ministry with youth and millennials, loves young people
  • Passionate about outreach and growing others’ relationship with God
  • Exhibits flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to work with a team 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Understands and relates to youth, their families, and millennials
  • Communicates effectively using written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in current technology and social media
  • Exhibits leadership and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills and a willingness to resolve conflict
  • Builds relationships through strong interpersonal skills
  • Works productively with a solid work ethic and strong integrity 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To follow First UCC’s statement of purpose  (First United Church of Christ is committed to experiencing and sharing the life-changing love of God, and nurturing a family of Jesus Christ’s disciples who worship, grow, and serve), using it to evaluate his/her areas of ministry
  • Connect with youth, their families, and millennials—reaching out to de-churched and unchurched individuals and families in the community 
  • Lead and organize effective programs for youth and millennials implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship as well as ministry and mission opportunities.  This includes:
    • Loving people where they are
    • Encouraging people in developing their relationship to God
    • Providing them with opportunities for nurture and growth
    • Challenging them to respond to God’s call to serve in their community and world
    • Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills
    • Build relationships of integrity with youth that become the basis of meeting needs, sharing our faith, and involving youth in peer ministry with other youth
    • Advocate for youth both within our church and community
    • Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom
  •  Communicate in a timely manner using available and appropriate communication resources (i.e., email, website, social media, etc).  Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole
  • Develop effective social media ministry

 

CONGREGATION’S RESPONSIBILITIES

Understanding that moving forward requires us to work together as a church family, First UCC members and friends will be encouraged to assist the Ministry Associate in every possible way. This will require:

  • Recognizing that we are living in a new day with new challenges
  • Embracing new ideas and new ways of doing things
  • Actively supporting these new ministries with our time, financial support, and individual skill

 

HOURS: To Be Determined 

HOURLY PAY: $15/hour with hours to be determined. 

For more information regarding this position, please contact 

Rev. Lauren Allen

Pastor, First United Church of Christ

120 S. Market Street, Troy, Ohio 45373

(937)339-5871

pastorlauren361@gmail.com 

Church website: firstucctroy.org

Youth Worker (Part-time)
Bellpoint UMC, Delaware, OH
July 12, 2016
Youth Worker (Part-time)
Bellpoint UMC, Delaware, OH

Hours:  15hours/week 

Vacation:  2 Weeks Paid 

Salary:  Approx. $11,770.00/year 

Start of Employment: Fall 2016 

Job Description:  

*Bellpoint Church is in search of a seminarian or college student who has a passion for youth ministry.  No previous experience is necessary.  If accepted, the youth worker will receive regular mentoring by the   senior pastor, who has extensive youth ministry experience. 

*The youth worker’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  1. Programming and leading the weekly combined Senior and Junior High Youth Group Meeting (Sundays 5:00 – 7:00) and Sunday School hour.
  2. Planning and leading bimonthly service projects, an annual summer mission trip, an annual retreat, fundraisers, and fellowship experiences (social activities). 

An option to preach once a month will also be extended particularly if the potential youth worker is a seminarian.  This is an excellent training opportunity for anyone considering a career in full-time Christian work or ministry.

Bellpoint UMC is orthodox in its theology and is primarily conservative in its social make-up.

Applicant must demonstrate a love for Jesus and a commitment to full and faithful discipleship. 

Requests for an application and arrangements for an interview can be made through Pastor Paul McCullough (740)-816-2675 or Mrs. Dianne May (740)-360-3581.

Counselor
The Counseling Source, Inc., Fremont, OH
July 11, 2016
Counselor
The Counseling Source, Inc., Fremont, OH

SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Are you wanting to work.....

  • where you are part of a dynamic organization that is growing?
  • where you can do the most good with your Master's Degree and counseling licensure?
  • where you are valued?
  • where you have choices?
  • where you can work independently?
  • where you can make things happen?
  • where your input counts?

 

The Counseling Source, Inc., based in Cincinnati OH, is currently looking for licensed, master’s level professionals to work on a part time or part-to-full time basis providing mental health services in long term care facilities.  A love of interacting with people and the ability to work independently are critical along with competence in the use of computers for documentation management.   

Other job placement opportunities exist in long term care facilities, schools and other community settings throughout the state of Ohio. 

You will be supported by a network of colleagues throughout the company and if you are not independently licensed, the company will provide you with clinical supervision.

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

If you are interested in learning more, please visit us on Facebook at The Counseling Source, Inc. or visit our website at http://www.thecounselingsource.com/

You may submit your resume to Dr. Dave Turner, Executive Director at (800) 738-9854 [FAX] or daveturner@fuse.net  or call him at (513) 314-6027 for more information.

Senior Pastor (Full time)
Gretna Brethren Church, Bellefontaine, OH
July 11, 2016
Senior Pastor (Full time)
Gretna Brethren Church, Bellefontaine, OH

Gretna Brethren Church (Bellefontaine, OH) The Pastor Search Team (PST) is now accepting résumés and Pastor Profile information from potential candidates for their full-time senior pastor. Interested candidates can forward information to ATTENTION: Gretna PST by email to richardecryder@gmail.com. Contact gary@brethrenchurch.org for a copy of the Pastor Profile form. 

Keyboardist
Hayesville United Methodist Church, Hayesville, OH
July 7, 2016
Keyboardist
Hayesville United Methodist Church, Hayesville, OH

Candidate must be able to play at least 2 Sundays each month, as well as one choir practice per month.  Must also be able to work well with the pastor and the choir director.  Salary compensation.

Hayesville United Methodist Church (in Hayesville, OH--right on Route 60 between Ashland and Loudonville) currently averages 55 or so in attendance on Sunday mornings, with a fairly traditional worship style.

 

Website:  www.hayesvilleumc.org

Questions/Contact:  Rev. Paula Archdeacon; 419.368.3489 or hayesvillepastor@gmail.com

 

Senior Pastor
United Church of Huntington, Wellington, OH
July 5, 2016
Senior Pastor
United Church of Huntington, Wellington, OH

The United Church of Huntington (UCH) (http://www.unitedchurchofhuntington.com), located in a rural area near Wellington, Ohio, believes Scripture to be the inerrant Word of God, and is our only authority for faith and practice.  We hold to a very literal and conservative interpretation of Scripture and we document these interpretations and beliefs in our Articles of Faith.  We value expository preaching and our approach to worship is traditional with a variety of hymns balanced with praise and worship songs.  We are a congregationally led church body, have an average attendance of 120 for Sunday worship across a broad range of ages, with youth programs, prayer meetings, and small community groups meeting weekly.  Many of our attendees come to our services from surrounding rural communities.  We are affiliated with the biblically based Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

We acknowledge as our sole head, Jesus Christ, the son of God and the Savior of man, and acknowledge as brothers and sisters in Christ all who share this confession.  We look to the Word of God and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper our creative and redemptive work in our community and world.  We claim as our own the faith of the historic church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers.  In accordance with the teaching of our Lord and the practice prevailing among evangelical Christians, we recognize two Sacraments; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

In seeking a new Senior Pastor, we want a compassionate and sensitive man with a shepherd’s heart, who possesses a strong belief in authority of Scripture, and whose preaching is inspiring and compelling.  This Pastor should ground his decisions and ministry in God’s Word, and lead by example as he grows in his walk with the Lord.  He should encourage the members of our congregation to apply their faith in daily life, and work cooperatively with our Board, elders, and committees.  He should be a man who resolves conflict effectively so our congregational body serves God in joy and unity.  Our congregation gives joyfully and substantively to missions, so this Pastor’s work must include a vision and passion for local and global missions. 

The United Church of Huntington is ready to receive and welcome a new Senior Pastor.  If you possess these leadership qualities and would like to be considered as a candidate for our Senior Pastor position, please send a current resume to ttstauf@gmail.com.

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