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Worship/Creative Pastor
Fusion Church, Lexington, OH
February 25, 2015
Worship/Creative Pastor
Fusion Church, Lexington, OH

Position Summary:

A worship/ creative pastor will be responsible for selecting and arranging
all music for weekend services.  They will be required one in office day
per week and will also conduct a mid-week worship practice to learn,
arrange, and implement new music.  The music at Fusion is contemporary and
continues to be added to on a frequent basis.  Worship Pastor will need to
have the ability to play a lead instrument such as a guitar or piano,
possess lead vocal abilities, possess an ability to teach harmony parts,
and leadership abilities to work directly with an A/V team and a group of
musicians.  Position will be part time to start but will transition into a
full-time position with additional responsibilities.  Pastoral studies with
an emphasis in music would be valued as an asset to the position.

How to Apply:  
All applicants interested in applying may submit a resume to or

We are looking for someone with a passionate heart for leading others in
worshipping Jesus.  This will be a great position for someone looking to
gain experience and grow with a young and fairly quickly growing church.

Youth Pastor (Part-time)
Serenity Christian Church, Hazel Park, MI
February 20, 2015
Youth Pastor (Part-time)
Serenity Christian Church, Hazel Park, MI

Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience and education.  Will be paid weekly.

Benefits: No pension or health benefits accompany this position at this time.

Paid Time Off: After a six month probationary period, this position allows for one week (seven days) of paid time off annually.  This includes one Sunday and six business days that can be taken together or one at a time.

Overview: The Youth Pastor is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and oversight of all aspects of the Youth Ministry at Serenity Christian Church. 

Serenity Christian Church is seeking a dynamic and passionate Youth Leader that can develop and grow a multicultural ministry for youth ages 8 to 18.

The Leader must be able to commit to 15-20 hours per week in worship, teachings, and community youth engagement. Serenity is seeking an individual with the following experience/skills:

  • Develop annual youth ministry plan
  • Engage parents and youth in events
  • Strong biblical teaching and proper exegesis is necessary
  • Monitor youth budget and spending, while engaging financial support for youth programs
  • Familiarity with marketing and social engagement relating to Christian youth
  • Welcome visiting youth and create an ambassadors program
  • Identify community service and other events for youth involvement
  • Invite, equip, train and schedule volunteer workers
  • Communicate effectively through teaching and training and encourage youth in sharing their faith

This leadership role will carry out the vision and mission of Serenity Christian Church and will actively participate in the general ministry of the church. In addition, the Leader will serve as a member of the church’s Leadership Council.

This is a new paid role for the right candidate. This position will be filled as a suitable candidate is identified.

Candidates with the applicable experience and training should submit a resume and two references to:

Serenity Christian Church

24120 N Chrysler Drive

Hazel Park, MI 48030


Brethren Care Village, Ashland, OH
February 12, 2015
Brethren Care Village, Ashland, OH


The Chaplain is responsible for the oversight of meeting the spiritual needs of the residents, families and staff of Belmont Tower, Brookwood Place, Bradford Houses, Bloomfield Cottages and the Health Care Center.  The Chaplain assists residents, families and staff to understand more fully life’s events as they relate to their spiritual and emotional well-being.  This is facilitated through a variety of activities, including religious services, Bible studies, and individual counseling. 


  1. Completes records and reports to the Director of Housing, Director of Assisted Living, Administrator and CEO as required to communicate and accomplish the above areas of responsibility.
  2. Develop a “Spiritual Life” plan/program for Belmont Tower, Brookwood Place,  Bradford Houses, Bloomfield Cottages and the Health Care Center.  This plan should include a list of ongoing religious services, goals and objectives for the upcoming year, and a plan to meet the spiritual needs of residents, employees, family members, etc. Review plan at least annually with the Director of Housing to assure the objectives are being met, and participate in making changes as needed.
  3. Plan, develop, coordinate and conduct regular scheduled religious services for  residents, employees, family members, etc. in creative and ecumenical ways.
  4. Assist in planning and scheduling religious programs provided by community churches and/or religious organizations.
  5. Provide spiritual guidance/counseling to residents, family members, staff, etc. as necessary.
  6. Plan and maintain a visitation program for newly admitted residents.
  7. Regularly (as determined by goals and objectives) visits with all residents while daily giving priority to those in greatest need.
  8. Visit residents admitted to local hospitals and hospices.  Visit residents admitted to hospitals in nearby cities upon request.
  9. Perform funeral and/or memorial services for deceased residents, upon request.
  10. Works with Volunteer Coordinator in recruiting prospective church volunteers.
  11. Participates in community and in-house events related to the interests of Brethren Care Village residents and family members.
  12. Refers residents/families to Director if unable to resolve any resident/family concerns.
  13. Required to work Sunday service if no one is scheduled or shows up to fulfill the needs of the residents.
  14. Be available during off hours shall a resident pass away to provide comfort to families as needed.
  15. Develops and maintains a good rapport with other departments to ensure that a team effort is achieved.
  16. Upholds residents’ rights.
  17. Represents Brethren Care Village in various social events off and on campus.
  18. Comply with Brethren Care Village dress code by dressing in a professional manner.
  19. All other assigned duties.

 Personnel Functions:

  1. Help create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility
  2. Establishes positive working relationships with all members of the health team as well as with volunteers
  3. Advice or counsel employees, upon request, on personal problems.

Nursing Care and Consultation Functions:

  1. Assist dying residents to meet their needs, carry out their desires, preserve their dignity, ext., through empathy, understating, and cooperation.
  2. Act as liaison between staff and residents/resident’s family during periods of crisis, adjustment, etc.
  3. Be available to serve the families of dying/deceased residents.

Resident Rights:

  1. Ensure that resident’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, self determination, individuality, privacy, including the right to wage a complaint, are well established and maintained at all times.
  2. Ensure that resident’s rights to worship freely and how they desire is upheld, including the resident’s request for non-participating in religious services or programs.
  3. Report resident complaints to the administrator.
  4. Maintain confidentiality, both in personal matters and in resident care information unless necessary to report for resident safety purposes.

Safety and Sanitation:

  1. Report all incidents/accidents, hazardous conditions, etc., to the Building Manager immediately;
  2. Follow established infection control practices;
  3. Follow established emergency and safety policies and procedures.


  1. Keeps records as required
  2. Delegated the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out his/her assigned duties.


  1. Sustains the Brethren Care Village Mission and Values through a daily working commitment to its principles of Compassion, Attitude of Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Nurturing and Giving.
  2. Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, resident’s families, visitors and staff.
  3. Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to the resident, family, employee, Brethren Care Village, company information and records.
  4. Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.
  5. Complies with attendance policy.
  6. Maintains neat appearance, good personal hygiene and appropriate business attire.
  7. Participates in training, in-services and attends meetings as required.
  8. Assists with projects as assigned and performs other related duties.


  1. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and other documents as needed.
  2. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  1. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  2. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Have completed a curriculum of theological classes and displays skills and competencies in pastoral care.


  • A minimum of two years pastoral experience.
  • Institutional chaplain experience is preferred.


Personal Requirement:

  • Good physical and emotional health.
  • Ability and stamina to minister to residents, family and staff with varying physical and mental dysfunctions.
  • Flexibility in works hours to conduct and/or support facility and services as needed.
  • Ability and desire to work with and develop positive professional working relationships with clergy and volunteers of varying faith backgrounds.
  • Experience in working as part of a team; good communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate prayer/worship/study.
  • Must have a valid driver license and a private vehicle for business use.




  1. Must be able to work beyond normally designated hours, as well as weekends and holidays.
  2. Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  3. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress of the position.
  4. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  5. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of the residents in an emergency.



  1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers, mouth and ears to handle, feel, to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel and crouch.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. 


  1. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  2. The environment is characteristic of a facility in which healthcare is provided to the frail elderly.  The noise level is usually moderate.  Travel may be required.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required by job responsibilities.                                                                                                                                             

 This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to better meet the needs of our clients, residents, or agency.


To apply please contact:

Brethren Care Village

2140 Center Street

Ashland, Ohio 44805

Or at




Transitional Youth Pastor
First Church of New Knoxville, New Knoxville, OH
February 11, 2015
Transitional Youth Pastor
First Church of New Knoxville, New Knoxville, OH

First Church of New Knoxville is a historic, rural church in Western Ohio. New Knoxville and the surrounding area were settled by German immigrants in the 1800’s and continue to be influenced by this rich heritage. Current membership is 547 persons with worship attendance ranging from 180 to 260. Coming from a background in the German Reformed tradition, the church joined the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934 and the United Church of Christ in 1957. In December, 2014, the congregation voted to leave the UCC and hired a Transitional Senior Pastor to discern a way forward, including the search for a new denomination. It is expected that this time of transition might be up to two years. First Church vision statement affirms that we are “a community of faith who engage biblical truth to provide an environment where people mature as disciples of Christ.”

Hours: Full time


  • A heart for winning youth to Christ
  • Proven ability to connect to youth and their families
  • Completed BA in youth ministry or a completed or semi-completed master’s level degree in divinity, spiritual formation, or family ministry with an emphasis on youth.
  • Ability to travel to New Knoxville or to relocate to New Knoxville
  • An understanding of transitional (interim) ministry
  • Maintains confidentiality and is a safe person for youth to be with
  • Musical gifts would be very helpful.
  • We are not a highly technological church, but knowledge in this area is essential.


  • Planning and leading weekly junior and senior high youth groups including youth worship
  • Developing relationships with youth
  • Counselling youth
  • Working with youth leadership team to expand program
  • Leading and developing skills of church volunteers
  • Identifying and mentoring young leaders
  • Planning and leading annual, summer youth mission trip
  • Organizing summer camping participation
  • Assistance with local VBS • Occasional involvement with the confirmation program.
  • Helping to research and evaluate youth resources in denominations church leaders are considering
  • Helping to develop a holistic and integrated approach to spiritual formation of all ages

Responsible to: This person works with the Youth Ministry Team and is supervised by the Transitional Senior Pastor.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Salary: $25-$35,000 based on education and experience
  • Pension and health care negotiable.
  • Local auto allowance
  • Continuing education

Please send current resume to: Pastor Beth Ernest by March 31st, 2015


Director of Children's Ministry and Christian Education
Broadway United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, OH
February 4, 2015
Director of Children's Ministry and Christian Education
Broadway United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, OH

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  will be useful to interested candidates wanting to know more about our congregation.


Submit Resumes To:

Pastor Bob Kuntz

Broadway United Methodist Church

120 Church Ave. SE.

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Electronic submissions are acceptable at:

Teaching Pastor
South Euclid, OH
January 30, 2015
Teaching Pastor
South Euclid, OH

Brief Summary: We're looking for a teaching pastor to join the staff of our growing, soon to be multi-site church. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, multi-cultural church and will want to take over the world! If you don't love children or lost people, you won't love Velocity. 
How to Apply: Send your resume to David Thorne


Youth Pastor (Urban Connections)
Columbus, OH
January 29, 2015
Youth Pastor (Urban Connections)
Columbus, OH

Position: Youth Pastor

Reports to: Executive Director

Expected to adhere to the UC Code of Conduct Accountable to the UC Board of Trustees Involved in a mentoring relationship with another mature Christian.

Personal Qualifications:

  • The individual must be a disciple of Jesus Christ, showing the fruit of the Spirit.
  • The individual should be teachable and able to work within the context of a team.
  • The individual should be self-motivated and have good leadership potential, with the ability to translate ideas and concepts into working programs.
  • The individual should have a strong sense of calling to minister in the urban community and have previous youth work experience.
  • This person should be an active member or participant of a Christian community.
  • This person should be one who loves and relates well with people of different ages and backgrounds, with an emphasis on a love for teenagers and a desire to relate to them and see them grow.


In seeking to provide wholistic ministry to our youth and teens, the Youth Pastor will have oversight of all Middle and High school ministries of UC. Urban Connections’ youth ministry should be conducted in unison with our mission, vision and values. UC wishes to transition kids from Kidz Connection (Elementary-age kids) into the youth program smoothly, and foster unity among the youth. It is our desire to have a youth program that includes outreach and discipleship, intentional relationships and leadership development. The Urban Connections youth ministry seeks to provide a safe place for youth in our neighborhood to be built into—a place to experience the love of God and others.

Responsibilities could include (but are not limited to):

  • Leadership over middle and high school youth groups and the Bible study times, including overseeing curriculum and volunteers.
  • Planning and attending monthly outings, camping trips, service projects
  • Arranging and overseeing the mentoring of eligible youth
  • Developing relationships with parents and families
  • Attending weekly staff meetings
  • Initiating new ideas, programs and outreaches, appropriate to the youth of our neighborhood.
  • Initiating partnerships with middle/high/charter schools for our neighborhood.
  • Continuing Education:  Attending at least 1 conference or training annually related to urban youth ministry.

Renumeration: This is a self-supported position. The staff are responsible for raising their own support for their salaries, with a maximum annual salary of $35,000 for a full-time employee or $25,000 for a part-time employee. The position would require either 25hrs/week (part-time) or more (full-time).


Doug Hartman, UC Director


KidzConnections - Director (Urban Connections)
Columbus, OH
January 29, 2015
KidzConnections - Director (Urban Connections)
Columbus, OH


  • Directly Reports To: Doug Hartman, director
  • Indirectly Reports To: UC Board of Trustees
  • Individual expected to adhere to Urban Connections’ Code of Conduct.
  • Accountable to the Urban Connections’ Director and Board of Trustees.
  • Involved in a mentoring relationship with another mature Christian. 

Personal Qualifications:

  • The individual must be a disciple of Jesus Christ, showing the fruit of the Spirit
  • The individual should have a strong sense of calling to minister in the urban community.
  • This person should be one who loves and relates well with people of different ages and backgrounds.
  • The individual must be teachable and able to work within the context of a team. ! The individual should have the ability to translate ideas and concepts into working programs.
  • This person should be an active member or participant of a local Christian community.


KidzConnections—Organize & oversee the Monday & Tuesday Night KidzConnections activities:  

  • Supervise the volunteers for each club
  • Develop a curriculum plan for each club
  • Conduct special outings for the children
  • Invite area children to participate in the KidzConnections clubs
  • Develop relationships with children’s families

Tutoring— Organize the tutoring efforts related to the local elementary schools.

  • Function as the liaison between Urban Connections and school administrators
  • Enlist volunteers to participate in school programs
  • Participate and teach in school programs as needed

Ministry Development—Support & expand areas of ministry as instructed by the UC Director, leadership team, or UC Board

  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Take part in presentations and fundraising opportunities for Urban Connections
  • Network with other urban ministries to develop partnerships and exchange ideas


  • Salary: $25,000-$35,000/year 
  • This is a self-supporting staff position
  • This is could be either a full-time (30+ hrs weekly) or part-time (25 hours weekly) position
  • Stipend for one Conference per year
  • Vacation: Vacation will be 3 weeks/year and coordinated with UC Director

Continuing Education:

  • The individual is expected to stay current with urban ministry through seminars, conferences, educational magazines or other such publications.
  • CCDA Conference
  • Network with other ministry organizations




Doug Hartman (director) 

614-252-1376 (h)


More information available at:


Senior Pastor
First Congregational Church, Traverse City, MI
January 26, 2015
Senior Pastor
First Congregational Church, Traverse City, MI

First Congregational Church, an independent congregational church located in Traverse City, Michigan, is searching for the Senior Pastor who is theologically evangelical, homiletically superior, a committed spiritual leader and a visionary with a servant’s heart. FCC is a 300 plus active member church that currently offers a weekly Sunday traditional service and a twice monthly Saturday evening contemporary service. Our ideal candidate will have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary and 10 years of pastoral experience or equivalent. Please also see: and A church profile, expectations and opportunity for this pastoral position, and an application packet may be requested by emailing

Mental Health Clinician
Youth Advocate Services, Columbus, OH
January 23, 2015
Mental Health Clinician
Youth Advocate Services, Columbus, OH

Seeking flexible, dynamic, creative, therapist to work with children and families in schools and communities.

The Mental Health Clinician requires LPC/LPCC or LSW/LISW licensure. Master’s preferred. Provides counseling services to clients and families on an outreach basis, in the home, school and community, specifically mental health assessment, clinical support, individual and group counseling, family therapy,
treatment planning and case management. Coordinate family treatment needs and
meet the clients where they are. Strong organizational skills and internal
drive and motivation are necessary for success in this position. Competitive
pay commensurate with experience.

YAS provides a flexible, professional yet relaxed work environment. Interpersonal skills, judgment, flexibility and
commitment are essential to the positions, as well as the ability to work a flexible schedule.

To apply:

Please contact Youth Advocate Services; 825 Grandview Avenue; Columbus, OH 43215; 614.285.3754



Youth Pastor/Family Ministries Director
Harvest Bible Church, Westland, MI
January 21, 2015
Youth Pastor/Family Ministries Director
Harvest Bible Church, Westland, MI

We are a non-denominational Bible church, Baptistic in nature, where the Word of God is preached without apology and people are loved unconditionally. We are a growing, multi-ethnic congregation in the western suburbs of Detroit.

Job Position: Youth Pastor/Family Ministries Director

The Harvest youth ministries currently serve around 20 high school students, 12 middle school students, and 65 children each Sunday.

Description of Position: Overseeing all aspects of Harvest’s teen and children’s ministries

  • Direct oversight and advancement of the high school ministry, including teaching, discipleship, outreach, programming, sponsor development, and communication with parents
  • Supervision of the directors of the middle school ministry and children’s ministry
  • Development of family initiatives at Harvest


  • Bachelor’s degree in related/applicable major
  • M. Div. degree preferred (completed or in process)
  • Years of local church ministry experience preferred
  • Seasoned Bible teaching ability
  • Character qualifications described in the Pastoral Epistles
  • Skills in youth discipleship, oversight of volunteer helpers, and development of young leaders
  • Skills in event planning, organization, and communication
  • Eagerness to minister in a multi-ethnic context

Reimbursement:  This is a full-time salaried position, which will include health benefits.

Estimated Start Date: Late spring/early summer 2015

Contact: Send your resume to Assistant Pastor Mike Moses (

Questions? Call 734.895.3280, ext. 24

Newville Church, Bellville, OH
January 20, 2015
Newville Church, Bellville, OH

Needed:  An accompanist who is passionate about spreading God’s message through  music (piano and/or guitar) and who is willing to work with a singer at a small local non-denominational church. A good singing voice is desirable but not necessary.  Knowledge of both contemporary Christian music as well as traditional hymns is desirable.  A stipend of $50 per week will be provided. 

Please respond to: 

Pastor Tim Davis

419-529-6600 (leave message if necessary)

Newville Church

6073 Possum Run Road

Bellville, Ohio

Director of Adult/Youth Ministries
Fredericktown UMC, Fredericktown, OH
January 15, 2015
Director of Adult/Youth Ministries
Fredericktown UMC, Fredericktown, OH

Fredericktown is a small community in central Ohio with a strong mix of commerce and agriculture.  The church has an intergenerational membership with an average attendance of 220 in two distinctively different services.   We describe our theology as: United Methodist, evangelical and third wave.  

The Fredericktown  United Methodist Church is looking to add a full-time position that will be responsible for Youth and Adult Ministry. 

General Overview:  This position  will help the church fulfill its mission statement by assisting the Senior Pastor in creating an overall vision for the church.  This person will provide overall discipleship for the youth program, as well as facilitate spiritual growth opportunities for the adult members of church. 

Supervision:    General supervision  for  all staff  positions  is provided  by the  Pastor Parish  Relations  Committee   on   behalf   of   the   entire   congregation.      Normal day-to-day  supervision  and direction  is provided  by the  pastor.   Working hours will include weekends and some evening hours. 

Program duties will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

Youth Program

1. Will coordinate the following with the youth advisory group:

  • Youth fellowship
  • Mission trips
  • Bible studies
  • Wednesday after school program
  • Small group 
  • Sunday School 

2.  Assist in the development of twelve month activity for the youth program.

3.  Be available to the youth for one-on-one counseling as needed.

4.  Develop programs that youth will want to be a part of and will result in their spiritual growth.

Adult Education Continuation

1. Coordinate educational studies for post high through mature adults.

  • Familiar with material being taught in all adult Sunday School classes and work with SS teachers to plan and coordinate  material so that one quarter leads to the next.
  • Develop small group opportunities.
  • Take leadership in planning and promoting Bible study opportunities (i.e. discipleship).
  • Plan special projects for adult education (i.e. mission trips, lay witness mission, Emmaus, etc.).


Other Duties

1.  Help with visitation to shut-ins, hospital, nursing homes, etc.

2.  Other duties to assist Senior Pastor.



1. Comprehension  of our church mission statement and a willingness to actively work each day in support of it.

2. Bachelors Degree in Christian Education or related major is preferred.

3. Seminary experience will be viewed as a plus but not required.

4. Prior experience.

Initially,the duties are expected to be 40% youth, 40% adult, and 20% other.  However, this breakdown  will adjust based upon program needs over time. 

Salary will be negotiable depending on experience and qualifications  of successful applicant. 

Send resume to:  Fredericktown  United Methodist Church, c/o PPR Committee, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown,OH  43019.

View our web page at:  

Youth Director
Down River United Methodist Faith Community, Taylor, MI
January 13, 2015
Youth Director
Down River United Methodist Faith Community, Taylor, MI

Job Description:  Youth Director

All paid staff at DRUMC: Equip and prepare others for the work of ministry.

DRUMC: We are disciples who are under construction: we are learning to serve others… and inviting others to join our journey!

Salary:  Negotiable, depending on experience and education.  Will be paid twice monthly (15th and 30th).

Benefits:  No pension or health benefits accompany this position at this time. Mileage will be paid at the current IRS rate when approved in advance by the Lead Pastor and odometer readings have been provided.

Paid Time Off:  After a six month probationary period, this position allows for one week (seven days) of paid time off annually.  This includes one Sunday and six business days that can be taken together or one at a time.

Overview:  The Youth Pastor is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and oversight of all aspects of the Youth Ministry at DownRiver UMC. 

Responsibilities:  (included but are not limited to)

  • must be involved in the fellowship and worship of DownRiver United Methodist Church;
  • will work to develop youth according to Faith Skill Outcomes.
  • will recruit and train/equip volunteer adults to help with Youth worship and ministry;
  • will encourage an invitational environment, seeking to expand outreach of group as well as including new group members. (See sheet on Ministry Growth expectation.)
  • will keep the youth involved and connected to the Youth Ministry of Detroit Annual and the Renaissance District;
  • will answer to the Senior Pastor in the day-to-day, as well as being accountable to the PRT.  Must work with the pastors and staff to develop strategic plans to reach new youth and involve them in the life and ministry of the church;
  • will be involved and provide leadership in all aspects of DRUMC’s youth ministry including planning, future needs, purchases, recruitment, maintenance, equipment upgrades, etc.;
  • will routinely identify emerging technologies and methods, working them into strategic plans for growing the church’s youth ministry.  We understand that a church's greatest resource for growth and evangelism may involve cutting-edge technology—this position requires one who will bring new tools, programs, software/hardware and methods into use with our ministry;
  • will maintain inventory of all DRUMC youth ministry tools, supplies, resources, stock, etc.
  • will create relationship with parents, and act as a communication link between church and parents.


If interested please submit resume, cover letter saying why this ministry position appeals to you to

College Ministry Staff
January 6, 2015
College Ministry Staff

The College and University campus is one of the most strategic mission fields in the world.  The CCO invites you to consider being a part of what God is doing on college campuses.  As a campus ministry organization, we call college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives. 

We’re looking for people who are passionate about college ministry, whose faith is Biblically rooted and integrated, who are strategic and disciplined, who are effective communicators, and who are leadership developers.

If you are interested in learning more or applying, please contact Sam Taylor at or 412-363-3303. For more info about the CCO and ministry opportunities, please visit our website at


Music Leader/Organist/Choir Director
Wakeman Congregational Church, Wakeman, OH
January 2, 2015
Music Leader/Organist/Choir Director
Wakeman Congregational Church, Wakeman, OH

We need someone who is able to lead the music in our blended music worship service. Ideally, we would like someone who can play both our historic tracker organ and piano. We also have a small choir to lead and rehearse, and a bell choir that we would like to get started again. Music leader would also work closely with pastor to plan music for the services. Wage:  $150.00/week.  Job may be split between two people if willing to share the salary.
Must have Christian beliefs that agree with our church mission, vision and values statements, ability to play piano and organ, work with choir, and an enthusiastic attitude.
Email a letter of interest and resume to Keely Krumwiede at

Gathering Pastor
Harmony Springs Christian Church, Green, OH
December 3, 2014
Gathering Pastor
Harmony Springs Christian Church, Green, OH

Harmony Springs Christian Church of Green (DOC) is currently searching for an entrepreneurial minded and spiritually progressive person to join our leadership team as a pastor of gathering. 
Harmony Springs is partnering with the United Church of Christ area conference to explore the formation of a new church model in Green, OH - a growing suburb of Akron, OH.
The perfect candidate must be a self motivated visionary with gifts or experience in new church start. The gathering phase will focus on two large demographics in our area: young progressive families and golden years socially minded. 
The United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ are woven together in mission. Both are progressive mainline denominations.
Our vision is to establish an emergent missional-based community that connects with social and spiritual progressives using a dinner church concept pioneered by st. lydias church in brooklyn, NY.
This is a stipend position that would be a good fit for someone PT as the project begins who may be interested in new church work and/or creating alternative expressions of the church.
Those interested may email Pastor Joel Engman at

Youth Director (Part time)
Trinity United Methodist Church, Mt. Gilead, OH
December 2, 2014
Youth Director (Part time)
Trinity United Methodist Church, Mt. Gilead, OH

Part time opportunity available for a spiritual and dynamic individual to work as a Church Youth Director. Must be available approx. 10 hrs. per week including Sundays and weekend planned activities and events. Job requires an organized, energetic and approachable individual to lead and facilitate all youth (mid-high/high school students) ministries at our church. Candidates with experience and/or training working with teens should submit a resume to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338 or

Youth Pastor (Part-time to start and then will become full-time)
First Korean Central United Methodist Church, Madison Heights, MI
November 19, 2014
Youth Pastor (Part-time to start and then will become full-time)
First Korean Central United Methodist Church, Madison Heights, MI

First Korean Central United Methodist Church in Madison Heights, Michigan is looking for a youth pastor. This will start as a part time position and will grows to full time. 
The youth pastor leads a Christian ministry to the youth and young adults that nurtures faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior: A personal devotion to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord as well as a strong desire to serve within the church.  Ability to speak and write in English and communicate and counsel with the youth and young adults. Ability to play guitar and lead worship service is welcome. Plan, organize, coordinate, and guide resources for the youth and young adult ministry, and oversee activities  related to youth and young adult ministries. Weekly attendance at Friday bible study and Sunday worship service.  
KFCUMC address: 500 W Gardenia Ave. Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone number: 248-545-5554
Pastor: Rev. Gunsoo Jung 
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Children's Church Musician
New Hope Church, Wayne, MI
November 5, 2014
Children's Church Musician
New Hope Church, Wayne, MI

New Hope Church, Wayne. MI is committed to providing children with a true Sunday worship experience. Music is a mode of teaching and transmitting the joy of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Goal of Children's Music Program:

The goal of New Hope Church, Wayne MI is to offer weekly opportunities for faith development and enrichment through Sunday worship that includes music and singing, as well as a message.

The Children’s Church Musician will have primary responsibility to develop a high-quality, spirited, inviting Sunday Worship Services via music and song for young children within congregation. Significant support and assistance will be available from the Senior Pastor and the Director of Music.


The musician must see this position as a ministry to and with the people of New Hope Church, Wayne, MI. Commitment comes from an understanding of God's love for us and God's desire for us to communicate in all our efforts the Good News of Jesus Christ. A willingness to grow in faith and in this position as the Children's Church Musician is a requirement.

Specific experience will include demonstrated musical ability, preferably basic keyboard proficiency and directing abilities. The Director must understand the nuances of working with a large group of young children and possess the spirit and demeanor to create an inviting, loving, celebratory, directed environment for our goals to be achieved. The Children’s Church Musician must be able to work well with other music staff to develop an exciting, engaging worship experience for young children.

Description of Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:

1. Work with the Senior Pastor to develop a dynamic, inviting weekly young children's worship experience, which will teach and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all young children.

2. Attend regular planning and development meetings with other music staff and pastoral staff representative.

3. Direct children in presenting musical offerings in Sunday worship and special services on a regular basis.

4. Work with other music staff and children's ministry personnel to achieve intergenerational music opportunities for young children. This may include, but is not limited to a Christmas/Easter music program, mass choir anthems and other opportunities as directed.

5. Choose, rehearse and present an annual children's musical for the community. This may be done in cooperation with other music staff and ensembles.



The Children's Church Musician will be responsible to the Senior Pastor and the Music Ministry Director. Opportunity for evaluation will take place each spring with an evaluation interview conducted by the Senior Pastor and the Music Ministry Director.


Work Relationships:

The Children's Church Musician will:

1. Emphasize and be part of the team spirit with Children’s Church volunteers and recognize the importance and role of each volunteer in the total worship experience of Children’s Church.

2. Foster a spirit of joy and loyalty with fellow volunteers and staff members.

3. Work closely with the Children’s Church Pastor in developing a dynamic, inviting weekly worship experience for young children.

4. Work closely with the Senior Pastor, Music Ministry Director and Children’s Church Pastor to provide spiritually engaging music during Children’s Church worship.

Position open until filled. 

Please direct inquiries to:

Velicia Humes @ 734.546.9611


Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL
November 4, 2014
Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL

Grace Bible Church is seeking a lead pastor who loves the Lord and is following him.  We are looking for him to equip the men and women of our church to do the work of service so that we know the Lord, are living in the love of Christ, and helping others to do the same. 

This pastor, first and foremost, will be following the Lord, and will be devoted to prayer, worship, and Scripture study both personally and as a part of his ministry.  This pastor will also champion the vision of the Lord as Supreme in our lives.  He will regularly exhort a broad audience to believe in the Lord, turn from sin, and follow Him.  We expect him to do this by preaching most Sunday mornings, and by delivering messages that magnify the Lord and articulate truths of Scriptures with depth and precision. 

Furthermore, this pastor will equip the men and women of our church to make disciples with the result that more and more people in our church and community know the Lord, walk in obedience to Him, and invest in the lives of others so that they also make disciples.  This pastor will meet regularly with church leaders and members, individually or in small groups, to teach them, challenge them to greater steps of faith and obedience, encourage and support them in their walk with the Lord, and hold them accountable to the standard of this walk.  He will help individuals discern their spiritual gifts, challenge them to step up, and deploy them where they will be most effective in ministry.  He will also work with leadership to align ministries so they are effective in helping others follow the Lord. 

Grace Bible Church is not looking for a lead pastor to develop a completely new vision for the church, but rather to model our existing vision, articulate it, and equip us to do it.  Furthermore, we are not looking for a pastor who sees his primary responsibility as preaching sermons; we believe this is an important part of the work that needs to be done, but we must go beyond sermons and put our vision into practice, and we need a shepherd who will guide is in this direction. 

Grace Bible Church is passionate about knowing the Lord, living for Him, and helping others do the same.  We are a non-denominational, congregational church in Elmhurst, Illinois, with approximately 170 people attending our Sunday morning service.  We have a strong core of mature, authentic believers striving to follow the Lord, and a capable, unified team of leaders that include elected church members, an assistant pastor, and a youth pastor.  We have a regular Sunday morning worship service, Sunday School for children and adults, and a large number of ministries that meet during the week.  In addition, Grace Bible Church currently supports 23 missionaries throughout the world.


Please email resumes to

More information:

Church Name:  Grace Bible Church

Person to Contact:  Aaron Williams


Contact Address:

398 W Eggleston Ave

Elmhurst, IL 60126-3898


Relation to Ministry:  Chairman, Pastoral Search Committee         

Contact Phone:  630-832-8416

Contact Email:

Basic Church Information

General Denominational Tradition:  Bible

Denominational Affiliation:  Non-denominational

Location:  Suburb

Number of Church Members:  100

Average Total Weekend Service Attendance:  170


Basic Position Information

Position Title:  Lead Pastor

Age Range Desired:  35 to 65

Gender:  Male

Marital Status:  Married

Ethnic Group Preference:  No preference

Language Preference:  English

Previously Divorced Candidates Eligible:  No

Open to Military Chaplains from Reserves or National Guard:  Yes

Minimum Experience Required:  4 Years

Minimum Education Required:  Master of Divinity preferred, but not a hard-and-fast requirement

Salary:  To be determined

Housing:  Not specified

Benefits Package:  Not specified


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.

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