This is a joint ministry position between Camp Koinania (American Baptist Churches – USA) and the United Church of Geneva OH. It will be an Intern-style position involving Family Ministry at the Church and camping ministry at Koinania.
Mentoring with seasoned, experienced pastors
An enthusiastic and loving congregation in the midst of revival
A great camp atmosphere with fun, hardworking fellow camp staff
An opportunity to positively impact children and youth for Jesus at both the Camp and the Church
A very competitive salary, plus room and board
We are looking for:
A person with a calling to work with children, youth and families
Must be available for 8-10 weeks in the Summer of 2016
An evangelical and growing faith
An ability to work with lay people, children and youth, and to interact with older adults
A hard worker with a humble, servant attitude. This job will include everything from
leading Bible Studies to doing dishes – and worse!
The ministry at the UNITED CHURCH OF GENEVA
We have come to the conclusion that traditional style youth and children’s ministries have
failed to keep these groups in the Church after they have reached adulthood. We are rebuilding our ministry to these two groups by focusing on families. We are refocusing all ministries, but especially those in the Christian Education area, to encourage and enable families to live their faith in the home, as well as the church. (A simple example of this: every family in our church is provided with an Advent Wreath for the home and each year given a booklet with prayers, readings and activities to go along with lighting the candles each week.) We continue to have traditional ministries (VBS, Awana children’s ministry, etc.), but these are being focused on supporting faith in the home. We are still learning what this means and how it looks, but that is part of the fun!
This ministry will require:
An ability to evaluate our current efforts and help improve them
An ability to recruit and train lay leaders to continue the ministry
An ability to work with and train the Board of Christian Education in the above
A winsome spirit
A self-starter (The Intern will be given considerable freedom and lee-way to
perform their ministry and so must be mature and trustworthy.)
The Ministry at KOINANIA AND CONFERENCE CENTER
The Summer Intern will be arriving at the end of a yearlong planning process aimed at being ready to provide campers with the most powerful faith experience possible. The Intern will be participating in (and supervising) many of the dirty jobs that happen at camp during the summer. This is not a glamorous position, but it is vital to the life-changing experiences that campers have at Camp every summer. While direct contact with campers is often limited, Camp Staff is a revered position among the youth, and their interaction with the youth is a vital part of the whole experience.
Opportunities will include Leading/Supervising/Participating in:
- Teenagers performing maintenance projects
- Developing Biblical teaching skills while using nature
- The facilitation of group development through initiatives such as Koinania Adventure
- Working with Session Director’s in implementing programmed events
This program is now several years old and has proven to be very beneficial for the Intern, the Camp and the Church. The Pastor and the Camp Director work together closely, and a flexible schedule and close communication has made this a great opportunity for the right candidate.
Some details to be aware of:
-The Intern will be required to be at the Camp on Sunday from 4PM for as long as needed (when
campers check in and settle in), and on Fridays from 5PM for as long as needed.
- The Intern will be required to be at United Church on Sunday mornings from 9AM for as long as
Needed (or 4PM when they must be at the Camp).
- Rooming will consist of a cabin shared with other Camp Staff and meals will be Camp Meals when
Camp is in session and leftovers when no groups are being served.
- Pay will be commensurate with experience and education level
Camp Koinania and The United Church do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or ethnicity.
The United Church of Geneva
Rev. Bryan J. Manary
Koinania Camp & Conference Center
Executive Director: Randy Brookes
New Hope Church is looking for a Worship Leader Intern for our Northwestern Campusnear West Salem. We are a growing church that has great clarity in our mission and our movement. It is our desire to multiply our church movement by creating worship gatherings that engage a lost culture while encouraging the body of believers. If you enjoy worshiping to songs by Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, etc… then you might be a fit for our worship ministry. We have a very modern auditorium where we create an intimate environment for our weekend worship gatherings. This internship is for our Northwestern Campus worship ministry.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is wanting more experience in honing their worship leading skills and general leadership skills.
This is currently an unpaid intership position with hours (5-10hrs) depending on your availability.
There may also be the possibility of free housing (parsonage) starting March 2014.
Responsibilities could include:
To submit an opportunity, please send an email to Susan Icenhour with the following information:
Note that all positions will be posted for 60 days unless notified that they have been filled.Email Susan