Position Location Date Posted
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH
April 24, 2015
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH

Preparing Sunday morning worship music, accompanying hymns. also special services; Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday
Organ proficiency, work with church staff
Send resumes to Ontario United Methodist Church 3540 Park Ave. W., Ontario, OH 44906 Attention: Tim Strunk

Director of Discipleship and Congregational Vitality
Westbrook Park UMC, Canton, OH
April 24, 2015
Director of Discipleship and Congregational Vitality
Westbrook Park UMC, Canton, OH

The Westbrook Park United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Discipleship and Congregational Vitality. This person will help to develop a small group ministry in our community to disciple young Christians and integrate them into the body of Christ at Westbrook Park church. The goal would be to move persons from exploring Christianity to Christian discipleship to mission in the community and world.
The qualified person will be able to coordinate small group ministries and processes. This will include hospitality, recruitment, assimilation, and retention of small group leadership and participants
• A committed, personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ, a love for people, and a deep commitment to the spiritual growth of individuals.
• Integrity, Christian faith and character, and a heart to serve. Must be spiritually mature in one’s faith and have the ability to work in a team environment.
• Skilled at working with others, recruiting volunteers, and developing leaders. Able to mentor others in leadership skills. Ability to communicate, challenge, and encourage others, leading to the ability to recruit small group leaders and Bible study facilitators.
• Organized and responsible in planning, delegating, and developing ministries and events. 
• Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, email, and the Internet.
For complete job description and application instructions please contact us at westbrookspr@gmail.com , or contact the church office at 330-456-4797.

Director of Music
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH
April 22, 2015
Director of Music
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH

Direct adult choir, choose anthems, schedule summer music; other possibilities include Men's Group, Bell Choir; this position could be combined with position of organist.
Degree in music-related field; experience in directing
Mail resumes to Ontario United Methodist Church, 3540 Park Avenue West, Ontario OH, 44906, attn:  Tim Strunk

Director of Youth Ministry (Part-time)
First United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, OH
April 20, 2015
Director of Youth Ministry (Part-time)
First United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, OH

We are seeking a dedicated Christian who loves to work with young people. The director of youth ministries is responsible for the faith development of youth in Middle School and High School. He or she would develop relationships that help the youth grow in maturity as well as in their love of God and other people. The director would plan and implement programs that will enhance the spiritual life of the young people. The director works closely with members of the congregation as well as the church staff in creating an atmosphere of love and forgiveness that will help all persons related to the congregation grow in the person God has created them to be. 


  • Integrity, Christian faith, character, and a model of the Christian lifestyle
  • Christian values, communicated with clarity and effectiveness to children, youth, and  adults
  • Self-starting, with an encouraging and enthusiastic attitude and the ability to develop positive relationships in working as part of a team
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information received as such
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, email, the Internet, Instagram


Education and Experience Preferences

  • A bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent education/training and experience is preferred.
  • Experience in ministry with youth.
  • Graduate studies in Christian Education is welcomed.
  • Understanding and support of the United Methodist Church’s doctrine in all areas of faith and practice is preferred 



  • The relocation of our current director has created this opportunity. This is a part-time year round salary position.
  • We offer paid holidays, paid vacation, Continuing Education, and an excellent work environment.
  • The position will close when a suitable candidate has been selected.
  • The church web page: www.npfirstumc.org will be useful to interested candidates wanting to know more about our congregation. 



Rev. Jim Humphrey

First United Methodist Church

201 W. High Avenue

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663


Electronic submissions are acceptable at: office@npfirstumc.org

Director of Discipleship and Student Ministries
Elyria First UMC, Elyria, OH
April 14, 2015
Director of Discipleship and Student Ministries
Elyria First UMC, Elyria, OH


Taking the lead from the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) making disciples is the primary mission of First UMC. Teaching, and learning at all levels are important ways that we allow Christ access to our heart and mind. Through these experiences we are molded to become more like Him and moved to enter the world as disciples who make disciples.

The Director of Discipleship and Student Ministries has the responsibility to build and direct programs of discipleship for all ages of the church.

The growth and discipleship of the church is not a one person job, it requires many people working at different levels as a team. The DDSM will build, maintain and provide pivotal leadership with pastoral support to nurture program success and growth.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Reports directly to the Associate Pastor of Congregational Development with follow up to the Lead Pastor and Staff-Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.

  2. Through relationship building, selection of staff, materials and programming the DDSM builds a vibrant and growing discipleship ministry in the church.

  3. Works closely with the ministers, staff, and committees to build continuity in programming and a path of discipleship for the church.

  4. Nursery

    1. Builds team

    2. Communicates with director who coordinates workers

    3. Chooses curriculum with director to implement purposeful “first encounters” to the gospel message in age appropriate ways.

  5. Children’s Ministry

    1. Builds team

    2. Chooses and implements age appropriate curriculum that is exciting, gospel focused, and engages children in ways that will cause them to beg their parents to bring them back!

    3. Develops relationships with parents building a ministry partnership between church and home for cohesive discipleship opportunities that continue all week.

    4. Creates outreach opportunities (i.e.VBS) to encourage new children and families to take part in the program.  

  6. Youth Ministry

    1. Build team

    2. Connect with current youth age members and develop relationships with them.

    3. Create outreach events to grow the program

    4. Plan and implement a yearly mission experience.

    5. Plan and implement a youth retreat

    6. Create small group discipleship plan that makes disciples who make disciples

  7. Confirmation

    1. Evaluate the current confirmation program and suggest the best way forward

    2. Continue a confirmation program that helps students understand their faith and gives them a formal chance to commit their lives to Christ and profess membership in the UMC.

  8. Administration

    1. Develop a unified education program of Christian discipleship, nurture and fellowship.

    2. Grow attendance in all discipleship programming.

    3. Meet with Administrative Council, Family Life Committee, and Discipleship Committee (yet to be formed).

    4. Maintain budget for education ministries.

    5. Coordinate ordering of supplies.

    6. Arrange classes and keep and up-to-date record system.

  9. Teaching, Care and Training

    1. Teach no class on a regular basis, rather be available for teaching of specific topics and short-term classes.

    2. Guide recruitment and equipping of teachers.

    3. Be available for counseling / visitation of teachers, parents, and youth.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Special Considerations

  1. Can clearly communicate their faith story.

  2. Has an evident passion to share the gospel with others and make disciples who will make disciples.

  3. Should live locally (within a 10 mile radius of the church)

  4. Pass a background check

  5. Bachelor’s Degree, or currently pursuing such, in an area relevant to discipleship ministries.

  6. Teaching experience preferred.

  7. Understanding and background of church life and polity. (United Methodist experience a plus)

  8. Must demonstrate strong administrative, leadership, and organizing skills

  9. Must communicate clearly

  10. Must be willing to listen, take constructive criticism, and be willing to grow.

  11. Should have experience in team building, working with volunteers, recruiting, training, and follow up.

  12. Must be willing to be held accountable for time and budget use.

  13. Must have the time available to meet the needs to make this program successful.

  14. Must have a good sense of humor.

  15. Must be willing to take huge risks to reach others for Jesus Christ, to fail, to learn, and to repeat.


Interested Applicants please send resume, 3 reference with email and phone to:

Rev. Dr. Tim Morrison


312  Third Street

Elyria, OH 44035

Assistant to the Lead Pastor
New Hope Church of Wooster
April 10, 2015
Assistant to the Lead Pastor
New Hope Church of Wooster

In a sentence: The goal of this position is to be a catalyst in connecting people with appropriate staff and ministry leaders while offering administrative support to Lead Pastor and staff.

New Hope Church is a growing multi-site church that has a desire to reach the 78,000 unchurched people in our county. We focus on just a few things and desire to do them with excellence.... Worship Gatherings, Small Groups, Growth Track, Students, & K!DS.

The Lead Pastor’s Assistant serves as the executive/confidential/trusted assistant to the Lead Pastor of New Hope Church. She/he provides high-level support to the Lead Pastor in a wide range of activities in the performance of his administrative and ministerial responsibilities, while interacting with staff, church members and the community. Other general administrative duties are also involved. It is essential to have a cheerful, pleasant and caring Christ-like spirit. A good sense of humor and the ability to effectively work with a wide spectrum of people will be assets. The part-time position reports to the Lead Pastor.
The Lead Pastor’s Assistant must maintain a cheerful, organized and friendly atmosphere for all who enter the office area and meet the needs of guests, volunteers, and church members.
FOR FULL DETAILS & VIDEO GO TO: www.mynewhope.tv/jobs



Pastor/Director of Family Ministries
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
April 9, 2015
Pastor/Director of Family Ministries
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

HilltopCommunityChurch is a non-denominational church that was founded in 1966 on a plot of land donated by Lake Havasu City. At that time a building was built by the United Brethren in Christ. A few years later they merged with an independent group that was designed to reach non-churched people. At that time they dropped their affiliation with the UBC and became a non-denominational church. Later the Hilltop Learning Center (ages 2 1/2 to pre-Kindergarten) was started. Today we have about 65 students. HCC is a contemporary and progressive church with a full band for worship. Our attendance is between presently about 150. Check our website for further details.

Job Description:

1. Purpose and Scope

A leadership staff position that will provide vision, energy, oversight, and daily
direction to all aspects of Family Ministry including infants through High School;
The responsibility for developing Family Ministries that are transformative in the
lives of children, and support the mission of Hilltop Community Church to connect
people with God, with others and with God's purpose for their life. You shall be
committed to building a community of loving relationships of families, both
churched and unchurched, to engage in a Christian formation process. You are
expected to be a team player committed to working cooperatively with other staff
members and contributing to the growth and strength of the whole church
including HilltopLearningCenter (preschool).

Job Responsibilities
1. Vision:

Develop, coordinate and manage a comprehensive and expanding ministry for
children and their families by:

  • Implementing and articulating HilltopCommunityChurch's strategy and
    program structure by which the Family Ministry can serve children ages
    infant through High School and incorporating working with parents.
  • Articulate HCC vision to ministry staff and volunteers.
  • Keep current with innovations in children's, student and family-focused
    ministries. Be creative and willing to "work out of the box" to involve
    the kids so they will really want to return.
  • Serve as an advocate for Family Ministry before staff, congregation, and

2. Programming:

  • Create and administer programs that will help children, students and
    families embrace Christ.
  • Develop programming ideas that are fun and that help families experience
  • Equip and partner with parents by sharing with them resources to
    become actively and intentionally involved in the spiritual formation and
    discipleship of their families.
  • Develop and direct children and family outreach opportunities through
    family and community leaders.
  • Working knowledge of current technology or multimedia equipment and
    programs. Is conversant with the use of the computer and the internet

 3. Leadership:

  • Reports directly to the Lead Pastor
  • Lead coordinators, teachers, greeters, resource personnel, and other
    volunteers in the Children's & Student Ministry
  • Facilitate an effective educational model to serve the families of Hilltop
    and unchurched families.
  • Provide teacher training and teacher/volunteer appreciation events.
  • Be a liaison for the parents/students (2 1/2 and potty trained to pre-
    Kindergarten) of the LearningCenter with HCC.

 4. Recruitment:

  • Recruit and train capable coordinators to lead each division of educational
  • Recruit and train capable coordinators, teachers, and counselors for
    special events.
  • Assist coordinators in recruiting teachers/helpers in each division of the
    educational organization.

 5.  Administration:

  • Make sure there are adequate supplies (i.e. Bibles, crafts, school supplies,
    music) and furnishings (furniture, room-set-ups, puppets/staging, AV
    equipment) to aide volunteers who work with children and students.
  • Lead in recruitment and interviewing/screening volunteer teacher/leader
  • Lead in curriculum training for each age group as well as for camps and
    special events.
  • Plan and provide for the security of children, students and teachers
    involved with Family Ministry (i.e. security check-in and retrieval,
    volunteer screening).
  • Assist and participate in budget development, implementation, and
  • Work with lead pastor and staff for reaching out in unique ways to
    unchurched people.
  • Work with Lead Pastor in gathering material and in structuring topics for Sunday talks.

 6. Shepherding:

  • Assist in directing people to help with and pray about special needs of
    students and their families.
  • Serve as a healthy role model of leadership, sharing the grace of Jesus.
  • Provide children and family pastoral care as appropriate, or resources to nurture healthy families and in times of illness/grieflloss and regarding parent and child decisions concerning their child's spiritual walk.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Seminary Master's Degree
  • Three years ministry experience that includes working closely with families, children and teens
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Strong relational and team building skills
  • Organizational skills for growing, mobilizing, and maintaining a strong and effective team and program
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Cross cultural sensitivity

Spiritual Requirements

Evidences a life style which demonstrates a vital personal relationship with Jesus
Christ and active participation in the local Body of Christ. Acceptance of and
commitment to the doctrinal distinctive of HCC. Must become a member of

Lake Havasu City will be hosting the Colorado River Will Graham Celebration on March 11-13, 2016

Website: hilltopcommunity.org

Contact: Send resumes and references to Pastor Ken Belch at pastorken@hilltoplhc.com

Young Adult/ Family Ministries Director
Calvary Baptist Church, Elyria, OH
April 9, 2015
Young Adult/ Family Ministries Director
Calvary Baptist Church, Elyria, OH

We are a church looking for continual growth, both physically and spiritually. Our roots go deep within our community, which is why we are so passionate to serve and impact our neighbors with the love of God.  We are looking for an individual to fill our newly established position of Young Adult / Family Ministries Director. Our desire would be that this individual would have a heart and vision to minister to and develop our college, and young families population.

 Our ideal candidate has a Real and Relevant message of Jesus Christ’s power to save and change lives in today’s world.  We would love to see a candidate who knows what it is like to raise a young family and what it’s like to be a college age person suddenly confronted with decisions about their own faith. Some youth ministry will be associated with this position as a natural outcropping of working with young families.

Ideally, Candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • We need you to be passionate about taking Jesus to the community.
  • We love to serve our community, and need you to be service minded.
  • You should have vision of what a radical Christian faith can do when applied to families and college aged hearts.
  • You must have a desire to grow in your faith and in skills
  • The ability to clearly communicate and articulate the Gospel.
  • Ability to leverage technology and social media to communicate.
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

About this position

  • Entry level, new part time position (20 hours per week)
  • Will work alongside a Senior Pastor and Board of Deacons
  • Main focus on ministering to young families, college and career and youth
  • Help to develop & implement programs as well as support/enhance current programs
  • Be aware of the trends, challenges, and cultural issues that affect the spiritual development of families.


Send inquiries to the following:

Sharon Haydn

Chairman, Search Committee C.B.C.

Home address: 40048 Whitney Rd.; Lagrange, Ohio 44050

Email to: shaydn1214@gmail.com

Ph. 440 773-3719

Youth Director
First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, OH
April 6, 2015
Youth Director
First Presbyterian Church, Norwalk, OH

Are you drawn to work with your Christians?  Where is God leading you?

For this full-time position you must have a mature Christian faith, a passion for young people and the desire to build others in their faith. 

Requirments inclucde:

  • Bachelor's Degree and youth leadership training
  • Knowledge and support of Presbyterian beliefs
  • Experience in organzing, leading and working with youth-oriented programs

Visit www.firstpresbyterian.net for complete job description and information

Youth Minister
Pilgrim Church, Toledo, OH
April 6, 2015
Youth Minister
Pilgrim Church, Toledo, OH

Job Title:   Youth Minister

Reports to:    Senior Pastor

Hours Per Week:    Negotiable  

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB:  This position will introduce young people to Christ by planning and leading youth programming for children. Using a balanced approach of spiritual, physical, social, and academic programs, this position will help strengthen the children’s spiritual growth and train them to serve Christ with their lives.  


  • In conjunction with the Teaching and Learning Ministry, develop and implement a balanced youth ministry that teaches children about God’s love and introduces biblical principles . Programming typically includes Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation Classes, summer camp, etc.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with kids, both churched and unchurched
  • Serve as a strong Christian role model
  • In conjunction with the Teaching and Learning Ministry, actively recruit and coordinate adult volunteers to assist with programming
  • Build and maintain quality relationships with parents/guardians
  • Assure church youth are taught and charged in an age appropriate manner with their responsibility to missions and outreach
  • Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries
  • Participate in continuing education events and training opportunities to develop youth ministry programming
  • Keep records of all youth participation
  • Assure proper care of facilities used by youth programming
  • Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings
  • Assist the Senior Pastor as required, including filling in for the Pastor during assigned vacations  


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required in Divinity, Youth Ministry,  Christian Education , or other faith based education
  • Prefer 3 years experience in an active, growing Youth Ministry
  • Must maintain a high moral and ethical lifestyle
  • Must be willing to attend Sunday morning worship services at Pilgrim Church
  • Must have strong oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a heart and passion for working with children and youth – both churched and unchurched
  • Must successfully pass a background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 


This position requires great flexibility in working hours, including evenings and weekends.  The actual number of hours required during any given week are those necessary to fulfill the needs of the job.  It is to be recognized that the working schedule of the successful candidate may vary by week and by season of the year.    

To apply:

Please send resume to prior to May 30, 2015 to:

Pilgrim Church

1375 W. Sylvania AVenue

Toledo, OH 43612



Community Based Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker
Youth Advocate Services, Mansfield and Columbus, OH
March 26, 2015
Community Based Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker
Youth Advocate Services, Mansfield and Columbus, OH

Be a part of a dynamic team working to improve the lives of children and families!
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. Generous vacation and benefit package. Visit our website www.yasohio.org for an application.

Executive Director
Cumberland Community Church, Smyrna, GA
March 26, 2015
Executive Director
Cumberland Community Church, Smyrna, GA

This position will report directly to the Lead Pastor and manage all areas of administration, business and finance, human resource compliance, strategic planning,communication, leadership development, facilities, staff, and other initiatives attached to accomplishing the vision and mission of the gospel at Cumberland.

The Executive Director will lead with professional, executive skills, and a high level of excellence while maintaining strong relationships.

For more information go to www.cumberlandchurch.org.

Ministry Secretary (Part-time)
Victorious Believers Ministries, Saginaw, MI
March 25, 2015
Ministry Secretary (Part-time)
Victorious Believers Ministries, Saginaw, MI

Staff Position Description:
Position title: Ministry Secretary
Reports to: Ministry Assistant
Employment status: Hourly (Part-time); Non-Exempt (25 hours/week)
Position Start Date: Week of May 4, 2105

Principle Function: 

The Ministry Secretary is the first point of contact in the administrative office, and as such, is responsible for creating a stellar first impression with contacts as an employed representative of the ministry. The Secretary is responsible for the general clerical and designated administrative functions of the church; answers all incoming calls, emails, greet members and visitors at the reception desk, handles incoming/outgoing deliveries, assist with general office duties and performs other clerical, computer, and administrative support duties as assigned.

Key Competencies:

  • Friendly, Energetic, Enthusiastic
  • Outstanding Interpersonal Skills
  • Excellent Multi-tasking & Time Management Skills
  • Highly Self-Motivated & Team Player Tactfulness & Confidentiality Attention to detail & Efficiency Reliability & Flexibility
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Stress Tolerance


  • Church membership requirement: Candidate must be willing to become a member of Victorious Believers Ministries.
  • Associate degree in a relevant field, Certificate in Secretarial Science or equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience of secretarial/clerical work in an office environment.
  • Must maintain a friendly, positive outlook, pleasant demeanor and a professional appearance at all times.
  • Knowledge of “modern” office practices and procedures.
  • Proficiency in keyboarding and data entry with speed and accuracy.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint), and office equipment (fax machines, copiers, scanners, and video conferencing).
  • Possess the capability to understand and adhere to specific written and oral instructions and exercise sound judgment.
  • Highly competent in prioritizing and managing office tasks efficiently, including demanding workloads.
  • Skilled in composing routine business letters and preparing reports that demonstrate high proficiency. in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and other English language skills.
  • Required flexibility with adapting to new tasks and time-sensitive deadlines as the need arises.


  • Provide professional and friendly customer service to accomplish job objectives in servicing members, co-workers, management and the general public.
  • Handle all incoming calls directed to the main extension in a prompt and courteous manner. Prepare and deliver messages and incoming mail to staff or the appropriate auxiliary.
  • Assist the pastor and staff with typing correspondences and assist ministry leaders with faxing and the duplication of materials as needed.
  • Place phone calls for pastor or staff (or coordinate with ministry volunteers) as needed on a variety of ministry issues (i.e. notifications, follow-ups, reminders, etc.).
  • Schedule member and non-member appointments with the pastor or staff.
  • Data entry: Enter new member profile and related information into the system using the PowerChurch Plus software (or designated software) and send out notification to members.
  • Assist  Ministry  Assistant  with  updating  changes  to  multiple  church  email  distribution  lists  and  co-coordinating volunteers.
  • Distribute,  and/or  collect  paperwork  from  members  and  visitors  for  numerous  activities  (i.e.  sign-ups,  rentals, applications, budget sheets, etc.). Initiate and review the process for rental agreements with prospects.
  • Meet  and  assist  bereaved  family  to  facilitate  church’s  funeral  policy  pertaining  to arrangements/facility  usage.
  • Coordinate with church staff/departments.  Send out condolences.
  • Publish the monthly calendar/birthdays, and weekly bulletin.  Submit events information to the media.
  • Coordinate follow-up and visitation with appropriate leaders and send membership follow-up, absences, sick & shut-in, hospital, bereavement and other notices, including personally making calls.
  • Maintain general office supply room is orderly and adequately stocked, take requests from staff for needed items and submit order (i.e. office supplies, stationary, toner, paper, etc.). Maintain inventory.
  • Serve as the primary office staff person regarding kitchen and food service requests and concerns.
  • Maintain general oversight of copier machine and office equipment to ensure good working order (i.e. fill paper trays, replace toner, etc.).
  • Facilitate, post and update all new members photos on the new members board.
  • Assist with the set-up of staff, board or ministry meetings or special activities (i.e. luncheon, meetings, holidays, church-wide events, etc.) as requested. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the pastor or administrative management.

To receive full consideration: Interested candidates should  email: 1) cover letter, 2) resume and 3) three references with contact information to: humanresources@victoriousbelievers.com (ATTN: Board of Directors) by April 16, 2015.

Calls are not being taken at this time. You will receive notification that your credentials were received. Visit the church website at www.victoriousbelievers.com for additional information about this organization.

Program Staff
Stephen Ministries, Saint Louis, Missouri
March 12, 2015
Program Staff
Stephen Ministries, Saint Louis, Missouri


  • Contribute as a member of Stephen Ministries’ program development and delivery team and grow into a leadership role within the organization.
  • Work will be accomplished primarily at the Stephen Ministries Center in St. Louis, Missouri, with occasional travel to conferences and  workshops. 


  •  Minimum bachelor’s degree (master’s level degree a plus)  and  excellent academic record
  •  Skilled in using technology and  the Internet  
  •  Demonstrated experience and  strengths in writing and  editing and  one or more of these areas:
  •  Presenting and  speaking
  •  Supervising staff
  •  Project Management
  •  Marketing 


Serve on a team that writes and edits training presentations, books, manuals, publicity materials, and other resources.

Coordinate or serve in other areas based on gifts, strengths, experience, interests and  the mission of the organization. In addition to writing and editing work, program staff may:

  • Serve as a project manager for major product development or publicity efforts.
  • Serve as a book marketing coordinator or marketing team member
  • Work on or manage elements of the customer service  team, market research team, or consultation staff, and  supervise one  or more staff members.
  • Direct two or more one-week training conferences that Stephen Ministries conducts in various U.S. cities each  year. This involves teaching sessions, interacting with and assisting participants, supervising a conference team, and coordinating with hotel staff and other vendors supporting the event.


  • Compensation is competitive with corporate compensation for similar roles and  typically exceeds congregational compensation
  • Full health care,  dental, and  prescription drug  benefits for employee and  family
  • Company-paid 403(b) retirement plan


Mail or fax your résumé and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Stephen Ministries 

2045 Innerbelt Business Center Dr.

St. Louis, Missouri 63114

Phone: (314) 428-2600

Fax:       (314) 428-7888



Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services
Various Locations in Ohio
March 12, 2015
Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services
Various Locations in Ohio

Firelands counseling and recovery services is an established, community-based behavioral healthcare provider offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment services. 

Positions available:

Fremont, OH:

  • Therapist Full-Time – Sign-On Bonus for LISW
  • CPST Manager Full-Time
  • Qualified Health Home Specialist Full-Time


Fostoria, OH:


  • Therapist Full-Time – Sign-On Bonus for LISW




Norwalk, OH:

  • OP Mental Health Coordinator Full-Time


Port Clinton, OH:

  • Therapist Full-Time – Sign-On Bonus for LISW
  • Psych RN Full-Time


Sandusky, OH:

  • Therapist Part-Time – Sign-On Bonus for LISW
  • SBIRT Therapist Full-Time – Sign-On Bonus for LISW
  • IPS Peer Specialist Part-Time


Apply online:  www.Firelands.jobs

Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor
Akron Chinese Christian Church (ACCC) Akron, OH
March 10, 2015
Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor
Akron Chinese Christian Church (ACCC) Akron, OH

We are Akron Chinese Christian Church (ACCC), Akron, OH. ACCC is a non-denominational church who ministers a congregation of primarily Chinese. Our Sunday service attendance is approximately 110. The church has served Akron area for almost 30 years. More information is available at our website 


We are a growing church under the leadership of our senior pastor Dr. Weiling Wang. ACCC is currently seeking an Assistant/Youth Pastor to meet the needs of our growing congregation. We are also open to internship and other mutually agreed arrangements for those who have callings to serve North American Chinese churches.

For more information, please contact Peter Ling by sending emails to lingtamu@gmail.com or call 330-414-3426 in the evenings.


Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL
March 9, 2015
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 resumes@gracebibleelmhurst.com.





Pastor (Full-time)
Putnam Congregational Church, Marietta, OH
March 6, 2015
Pastor (Full-time)
Putnam Congregational Church, Marietta, OH

Putnam Congregation Church is located in Devola, a small community just north of Marietta. Marietta is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. 
Putnam Church is a member of Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (4C’s) and currently has 65 active members.  The church was founded in 1901 and is Christ centered and evangelical.  We prefer a life’s application type sermon style. 
Physically, our church building is in excellent shape and we have no debt.
Putnam Church has a nucleus of dedicated Christians who are passionate about sharing the word and desire a pastor who will help us grow in our spiritual life.
If you want more information email Pete Kincaid, Pulpit Committee Chair, atputnamchurch@yahoo.com

Worship-Music Leader/Church Technology Director (Full-time)
Wooster United Methodist Church, Wooster, OH
March 2, 2015
Worship-Music Leader/Church Technology Director (Full-time)
Wooster United Methodist Church, Wooster, OH

Wooster United Methodist Church is looking for a full-time worship-music leader/Church Technology director. In this position the individual will collaborate with pastor and lay staff to play and select music that will be relevant to scripture and enhance participation by the congregation in a dynamic worship experience. They will coordinate all music groups and members. Emphasis should be placed on honoring the history of the Wooster UMC while striving to be relevant in today’s society and creating a worship service that is casual and comfortable with engaging music and relatable teaching. He/she will also assume leadership for all technology related to activities of the church. The director will coordinate technology to promote the vision of Wooster UMC, create presentations that will enhance the worship experience, and advise pastoral and lay leadership in the best use of resources. 

If interested please send your resume to Jon Hutchison (phrsm1@gmail.com) or Attention Jon Hutchison: 243 North Market Street Wooster Ohio, 44691

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
rose.aaron1@gmail.com or fusionministries.tv@gmail.com

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


Email: serenitychurch@aol.com  

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 hrdept@brethrencarevillage.org




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 beth.ernest@gmail.com 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 www.broadway-umc.org  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: kuntzbob@ohio.net

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: www.urban-connections.org


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


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