Position Location Date Posted
Youth Pastor
Providence Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH
February 24, 2017
Youth Pastor
Providence Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Complete information available via link:



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

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

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

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


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

General Description  of Work Duties:

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

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

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

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

5.   Supervise paid childcare staff.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Attend staff meetings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Minimum Requirements:

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

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

3.   Proven leadership  and management skills

4.   Strong presentation  and teaching skills

5.   Strong relational and team building skills

6.   Strong written communication skills


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



Children and Family Coordinator
First Presbyterian Church, Millersburg, OH
January 24, 2017
Children and Family Coordinator
First Presbyterian Church, Millersburg, OH

Do you love working with children and want to see them grow in their faith in Jesus Christ?  If so, First Presbyterian Church of Millersburg, OH is looking for you.  We are looking for a person with a heart for children’s ministry to work with our congregation in developing a children’s education program for our growing number of children ranging from pre-K to fifth grade.  This person would also work with the families of these children.  This is a part-time position (12-15 hours per week).  If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Burnetta at (330) 763-4092.  For a complete job description, including compensation, please see our website at clarkmillersburgchurch.com.   Resumes may be emailed to Pastor Burnetta atpastorburnetta@gmail.com or mailed to First Presbyterian Church, 90 S. Clay St., Millersburg, OH 44654.

Pastor (Part-time)
Lafayette Christian Church, Lafayette, Iowa
January 23, 2017
Pastor (Part-time)
Lafayette Christian Church, Lafayette, Iowa

Small country church located in eastern Iowa.  The church was 
founded in 1853.  Our church is non-denominational.  We believe the 
Bible is the absolute word of God.  We follow that very closely. Our 
current pastor will be leaving us in March of this year.  We are hoping 
to fill that position prior to his departure.  This position would be 
If anyone would be interested in this position, resumes can be sent to:

Children’s Ministry Director/Pastor.
Smithville Brethren Church, Smithville, Ohio
January 17, 2017
Children’s Ministry Director/Pastor.
Smithville Brethren Church, Smithville, Ohio

Smithville Brethren Church is seeking to hire an individual to lead our Children's Ministry.  This position is a part-time position.  Candidates can send their resume to sbcsearch@earthlink.net.  

Job Description:

Title: Children’s Ministry Director/Children’s Pastor
Purpose: To lead the 
Children’s Ministry of Smithville Brethren Church Time Commitment: 20-25 hours per week
Area: Nursery-5th grade
Responsibilities and Duties:

1 -Partner with parents to help their children become completely committed Christians
2 -Develop a comprehensive vision and direction for the Children
’s Ministry 3 -Recruit, train and equip Children’s Ministry Volunteers

4 -Oversee unified curriculum used in all Children’s ministry and ensure Brethren doctrine and practices are taught in age appropriate ways
5 -Help create a child friendly atmosphere at Smithville Brethren Church
6 -Assist in the transition between Children
’s and Youth ministries

7 -Manage Children’s Ministry Budget(s)
8 -Ensure compliance with policies in Child Safety manual
9 -Be actively involved in the Sunday morning 
Children’s program
10 -Partner with CE Board & actively participate in monthly CE Board meetings 11 
Support Smithville Brethren Church’s commitment to community outreach

Children’s Ministry Director should be a stable, growing Christian with a heart for leading children into the presence of the Lord and be able to lead a team of volunteers with different levels of experience in children’s education. The Children’s Ministry Director must have a strong background working with children and parents in Christian education (e.g. Sunday school teacher/superintendent, Christian ministry worker, elementary school teacher)

Pastor (Part-time)
Hartland Center Community Church, Collins, OH
January 12, 2017
Pastor (Part-time)
Hartland Center Community Church, Collins, OH

We are a small independent congregation of dedicated, multigenerational people located  approximately 25 miles northwest of Ashland.
Resume’s may be sent to pastorsearch10@gmail.com or for further information you can call Roy Wallace at 419-908-3875.

Director of Worship (Part-time)
Ontario Christian Fellowship, Mansfield, OH
January 11, 2017
Director of Worship (Part-time)
Ontario Christian Fellowship, Mansfield, OH

Education Requirement: 

Bachelor's (music or music education preferred)


  1. To recruit, train and equip volunteer musicians and vocalists to serve in the music ministry.
  2. To coordinate worship services.
  3. To organize and direct a choir.
  4. To maintain schedule of Sunday volunteers.
  5. To oversee creative arts (drama, videos, choreography, visual art, etc.)

Qualifications and Skills:
A vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Proven Christian character
Ability to creatively use current media technology
Ability to organize and administrate
Willingness to work with church leadership to accomplish the church's mission and goals
Agreement with church statement of faith, bylaws, practices and policies
Prior experience in ministry preferred

How to Apply:

Contact Pastor John Risner @ (419) 631-0784

Send resumes to:

Ontario Christian Fellowship

636 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd.

Mansfield, OH 44906

Children's Ministry Director
HighMill Church, North Canton, OH
December 31, 2016
Children's Ministry Director
HighMill Church, North Canton, OH

HOURS:  Part-Time

PAY: $700.00 a mo./ 8,400 a yr.



  • Confess, walk in, and seeking to mature in— faith in Christ.
  • Adhere to the Apostles and Nicene Creed.
  • Display moral, personal, and practical alignment with Romans 1, Timothy, and Titus qualifications.
  • Display consistency and follow through in your current church community.
  • A desire to teach and mentor children with creativity and passion.
  • A passion to connect parents to the ongoing children’s ministry taking place through news letters, events, and other means of gathering and informing.
  • Preferably have an educational background in Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, or a related field.
  • Preferably a successful background in working with volunteers.



  • To ignite a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and to equip the kids for the spiritual battle they are in.
  • Connect with parents in the spiritual growth and development of their children. 
  • Promote Scripture comprehension, prayer, and personal Bible reading in our kids.
  • Promote an awareness of the Holy Spirit being present in and through the lives of children.
  • Provide opportunities for ministry leadership, outreach to the community, and connection to mission field.
  • To teach a modern and relevant Scripture based curriculum and encourage a Christ centered life among the children.



Jesus Christ as the Shepherd of the Church. The Senior Leadership Team of HighMill. This position would work directly under the supervision of the Lead Pastor and the pastoral team.



Responsibility for the oversight and leadership of the Children’s ministries that include:

  • Oversee Wednesday Night Ministries, Children’s Church, Special Events, Vacation Bible School and Bethlehem Village. For further information on the oversight of volunteers, details on VBS and Bethlehem Village; see below. 
  • Recruit, train, pray for, and involve new children’s ministry volunteers while effectively leading the team.
    • Upon recruitment of the leadership team, there should be at least 6 team meetings in the given year for continued communication, planning, and delegation.
    • The director shall have an “all volunteer” meeting once a year in order to honor, encourage, and bless those who pour much time in. This is also a time to seek a renewal of commitment.  
    • Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget in coordination with the Administrator.
    • Maintain ministry’s section on website and all social media platforms.
    • Communicate consistently with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership.



  • Should always exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by:
    • Walking with a vision and team first approach, conscientious work ethic, be willing and able to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility.
    • Should be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality.
    • Should pass all FBI/BCI background checks prior to beginning ministry.
    • Should be/ work to be competent in our Elexio CMS.
    • Should exercise discernment and wise judgment.
    • Should be a person who gives extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.
    • Should be a person who understands the importance of children’s safety in all facets of ministry.
    • Should be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.
    • Should be someone who is able to submit to authority as well to the over arching vision of the whole.
    • Endorse and support the local church and her mission as well as the ministries of the work of HighMill Church.
    • Maintain personal spiritual growth through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community.
    • Participate in the weekly HighMill team meetings.
    • Assist on “Baby Dedication” Sundays.


Leading Volunteers:

  • Schedule volunteers to serve in the following capacities.
  • It is not expected that you personally will attend or fill every role detailed below. Partnering with the other leaders, we continually seek to cultivate an environment of serving, and volunteering.


Through Delegating and Positioning Volunteers, ensure the following is covered:

Sunday Mornings –

  • Kids Church (Provide curriculum)
  • Jr. Kids Church (Provide curriculum)
  • Toddler Class (Provide curriculum)
  • Nursery
  • Registration Room
  • 9:00 AM Discipleship- child care


Wednesday Nights –

  • Toddler child care
  • K-3rd Grade Tall Timbers (Provide curriculum)
  • 4th-6th Grade Tall Timbers (Provide curriculum)


*We are currently (11/2016) looking into new curriculum, technology, and room structures to ensure we are keeping pace with where the children are at in their aptitudes and competencies in receiving information. The person fulfilling this position would have an active say in much of this process in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team.


Vacation Bible School

  • The director shall coordinate volunteers for Vacation Bible School in July
    • Approx 40 volunteers needed each week
    • Meet with volunteers at least 2x before VBS to equip them and to lead the children or the week.
    • Coordinate with HM team and SLT on the children bringing their VBS songs to the general congregation.


Bethlehem Village

  • The director shall coordinate Bethlehem Village for the month of December in Kids church, Jr. Kids Church, and Tall Timbers.
  • With assistance of volunteer team, responsibilities include:
    • Decorate Rooms
    • Plan Crafts for each Sunday and Wednesday
    • Coordinate accompanying music and dance
    • Make arrangements for Bethlehem Bread and oil, along with other snacks
    • Bethlehem costumes
    • Coordinate skits for each Sunday Morning
    • Clean up rooms and reset for January classes


Final Message to Applicant:


We are thankful you are checking us out and pray that perhaps this may be the perfect place for you to use your gifts and passion. We are a non-denominational church of about 250 avg. that believes in the power of Gods Spirit and modern liturgy. We like to call what we have here at HighMill an “ancient-modern faith.” This means that we know God desires to move through us and our children here in awesome and beautiful ways in the present. With that being said we also believe it is important as a church to be tethered to the rich heritage of our faith. Because of this, we adhere to the ancient creeds. We take communion each Sunday. We follow the liturgical calendar. These among other things make us unique at HighMill.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be honored to meet with you! We are looking for an energetic and passionate individual to take the reigns of our children ministry and help lead us where God is speaking.


Our vision, mission and core values will be on the next page for you to look over. Our website, as of 12/7 is not finished yet but should be up soon. So please call us! For any questions or clarifications please call 1-330-497-3166 or email at noah@highmill.net.


-The Senior Leadership Team of HighMill Church

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