Position Location Date Posted
Director of Middle School Ministries
Mandarin Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL
February 21, 2018
Director of Middle School Ministries
Mandarin Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL

Mandarin Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, FL (www.mandarinpres.com), a dynamic and Christ-centered church in the ECO denomination, is looking for an experienced, energetic, and qualified individual to come on staff as their Director of Middle School Ministries. This person would work under the direction of the Associate Pastor for Next Generation Ministries as a part of the Youth Ministry staff to live out the church’s vision of leading students and parents towards a relationship with Christ and to grow in their discipleship with Him. This person should have a passion for middle school students and their families in and outside of the church. Together the DMSM will collaborate with the Youth Ministry staff and with the Next Generation Ministries staff, using your creativity and vision, to build a dynamic student ministry that engages youth, 6th-12th grade. 

Qualifications for this position include a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ. This person needs to love middle school students, be an equipper of others, be an excellent communicator, and possess a desire to see families connected to Christ and the church. This person needs to understand and agree with the core values and essential tenets of ECO. Gifted in relational and program ministry and having a good understanding of current youth culture, especially focused on middle school age issues, the candidate should be a builder of others. The candidate must have a college degree and 2-3 years experience in youth ministry (preferably in the same position). 

A cover letter and resume can be sent to drew.hulse@ministryarchitects.com. Videos of teaching a lesson or preaching to youth should also be included.

Youth Leader (part-time)
Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, Ashland, OH
February 14, 2018
Youth Leader (part-time)
Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, Ashland, OH

Mission Statement 

The mission of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren is to welcome all people, to invole them in various activities of the church, to teach them the principles of the Christian Faith as embodied by our denomination, to lead them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to prepare them to use their gifts in the home, the church, and the world.

 

Job Requirements 

  • A fellow Christian and believer in Jesus Christ
  • Confirmation of “Call” to youth ministry
  • Organized and willing to help organize others          
  • Willingness to grow spiritually
  • Working knowledge of the Bible
  • Consistent in your Christian life, walk with the Lord, and with the Church of the Brethren Anabaptist and Pietist beliefs and practices
  • Honesty to talk with youth about the ups and downs of life and how we deal with them
  • Enthusiastic about youth ministry and be a “safe” person for issues concerning our kids
  • Strong leadership, team-building and communication skills
  • Young at heart and identify with our youth, help them to have fun and realize how full life can be as followers of Christ

 

Job Description 

The Maple Grove youth leader will be the go-to person for all things involving youth at our church. This person will work with parents and the rest of our congregation to: 

  • Create a master list of all youth (grades 6-12) and their parents which will include their names, phone numbers, addresses, youth birthdays, and e-mails
  • Conduct regular youth meetings including fun events, service projects, and fundraisers
  • Include Bible teachings and relate those teachings to youth's everyday life
  • Organize youth events and organize how parents will help throughout each event
  • Help promote youth and youth parent's involvement within Maple Grove (during Sunday worship as well as within church activities)
  • Advertise and promote youth events to all youth within our congregation
  • Keep youth accountable and involved and will contact and follow up with those who have missed activities/events
  • Highlight what youth are doing outside of church by congratulatory texts/during joys and concerns during Sunday service as well as on the bulletin board in the gathering room
  • Get schedules of activities youth are involved in and post on bulletin board and make time to watch an activity for each youth...be INVOLVED and care about their life outsife of church
  • Transport youth to events outside of church
  • Work with youth President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer in how to handle their positions
  • Inform youth on district Church of the Brethren as well as the larger Church of the Brethren activities and events and help transport those youth as needed
  • Communicate with those responsible for getting information in the bulletin as well as the church website, newsletter, and facebook page to advertise what events/activities/fundraisers will be occurring
  • Hold organizational meeting (usually in August) to organize the year and schedule meetings with parents and youth leaders as needed

 

Hours and Financial Consideration 

The Youth Leader will work approximately 15 hours per week and shall be paid $12,000.00 (twelve thousand dollars) per year. In addition to the annual salary, the Youth Leader will be reimbursed up to $2,500.00 (two-thousand five hundred dollars) per year, for any mileage incurred while carrying out prescribed duties.

 

The Youth Leader will be accountable to Ministerial Committee and provide them with monthly reports, attend monthly meetings (and Church Board and Council meetings), and be evaluated annually (by Ministerial Committee).

 

If you read the job description and are interested in applying please call or text John Stutzman at 567-203-2053 or email jrmec98@gmail.com for an application.

 

Children's Ministry - Script/Content Writer for Elementary Group Lesson
Bay Presbyterian Church, Bay Village, OH
February 8, 2018
Children's Ministry - Script/Content Writer for Elementary Group Lesson
Bay Presbyterian Church, Bay Village, OH

Bay Presbyterian Church is looking for a new person to join our Children’s Ministry Team! If you have previous experience in ministry or education, strong writing skills, and a desire to bring the truth of the Bible to life for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, we want to talk to you! Help design, shape and collaboratively write our Sunday morning programs, ministering to children, their families and the volunteers that make this a thriving ministry of the church. This is a part-time, 25 hours per week position. For more information or to apply contact Adrienne at astevens@baypres.org

 

Primary Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide leadership for the elementary children’s ministries at BPC with the primary focus on collaboratively writing scripts from selected “Key Truths” to present the message to a group of elementary school students.  This is an exempt, 25 hour per week position (5 hrs. Sunday morning) that reports to the Director of Children’s Ministry. 

Core Responsibilities: 

Elementary Large Group Development and Leadership 

  • Develop and write curriculum/script for Sunday morning including vision casting, prayer, brainstorming meeting, research and administration of all systems of ministry that pertain to large group curriculum.
  • Provide leadership to the Elementary Large Group Volunteers; includes vision casting, recruiting, training, team building, management, and administration of all systems of ministry that pertain to Elementary Large Group.
  • Work weekly with Elementary Small Group Director to align large group and small group activities for the coming Sunday.
  • Responsible for Large Group stage set-up and design ideas.
  • Work with Elementary Tech Director weekly for all large group AV needs.
  • Establish meaningful, Christ centered relationships with children and families 

Relational Ministry 

  • Exercise relational ministry with parents of elementary aged children such that parents are encouraged and equipped to serve as their child’s primary faith trainer.
  • 2nd grade Milestone and Communion Milestone: along with providing worship, this is a shared responsibility with Elementary Small Group Director. Both are responsible for planning and executing the event.
  • 4th, 5th, 6th grade events: “bridging” to middle school Student Ministries.  This is a shared responsibility with Elementary Small Group Director and/or Directors of Student Ministry. All are responsible for planning and executing the event. 

Qualifications: 

  • A heart for children’s ministry, script writing and a willingness to serve the Lord
  • A BA in Education and/or English or previous work experience in children's ministry, student ministry or an educational setting
  • Must be able to participate in Children’s Ministry worship services on Sunday mornings.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Possess strong computer skills with a working knowledge of the Apple platform and Mac Computers and the ability to learn new programs; knowledge of the Microsoft programs is desired as well.
  • Must be creative, able to think out of the box with a desire to keep the ministry fresh and exciting.
  • Enjoys working in a team environment with a willingness to step in where needed. 

 

Job Type: Part-time 

Salary: $20,000.00 to $21,500.00 /year

 

Collegiate Ministry Staff - The Navigators
New York and New England States
February 7, 2018
Collegiate Ministry Staff - The Navigators
New York and New England States

The Northeast Collegiate Navigators seeks qualified candidates to join our regional staff team to reach students for Christ on campuses in New York and New England. 
 
Openings at:
• University of Maine—Orono
• University of Massachusetts— Amherst
• New York University
• Northeastern University (pioneering)
• University of Southern Maine
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute
• Yale University
 
Full-time, part-time, and bi-vocational positions are available commensurate with experience and willingness to raise financial support.
 
The Navigators (www.navigators.org) is an international, interdenominational missions organization.  Navigator staff are dedicated to training and walking with believers who will in turn do the same with others through authentic, purposeful relationships. Leadership, training and team-based structure provided.
 
Responsibilities: Ministry creation, leadership, evangelism, discipleship, teaching, public speaking, team-building, team-work, fund-raising, coordinating retreats & conferences, directing spring break trips & summer programs, church relations.
 
Qualifications: An ideal applicant would have at least three years of work experience or graduate studies (post bachelors degree) and a demonstrated track record of significant achievement and leadership within their professional and/or academic career. 
 
He or she would have a strong Biblical background, a proven commitment to evangelism and discipleship, and the ability to adapt to the culture of a college campus.  In terms of work style, the candidate would need to be a self-starter, with the motivation to own tasks and work independently, but also the ability to collaborate effectively with others.
 
Strong personal motivation to invest in the vision and mission of The Navigators is highly valued, so candidates must be mature and growing Christians, with an understanding of campus ministry, a passion for connecting students with the person of Christ, and a grasp of the strategic role of the university in our culture.
 
Professional profiles of top candidates might include experienced youth or campus ministers; associate pastors, educators, engineers, business or non-profit leaders or strategy consultants.
 
Staff Training:Prior to long-term appointment with a campus ministry, candidates are required to complete at least two years of residential ministry training with a senior staff trainer.  Current training locations include Boston, New York City, University of Southern Maine, UMASS—Amherst, and Yale University.
 


How to Apply: To apply for a position please submit a ministry resume and letter of inquiry to craig.parker@navigators.org

Link to Website: https://www.northeastnavigators.com/

 

 

Minister/Director of Student Ministries
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, West St. Louis, MO
February 7, 2018
Minister/Director of Student Ministries
Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, West St. Louis, MO

A family-focused, Christ-centered ECO Presbyterian church in the West St. Louis area, Bonhomme Presbyterian Church (www.bonpres.org) is seeking a full-time Minister/Director of Student Ministries to grow students towards the mind and heart of Christ while becoming the hands and feet to Christ in the community. This person will be responsible for supervising the full-time Assistant Director for Youth Ministries and the part-time Assistant for Youth Ministries, collaborating together with the larger staff to build a dynamic student and family ministry that engages youth, 6th-12th and families in faithful discipleship.

Qualifications for this position include a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, a high view of scripture, and an intentional life of prayer and study. The candidate should be grounded in the Reformed faith and have an understanding of the ECO denomination. A builder who is gifted in relational and program ministry and having a good understanding of current youth culture, the candidate must have a commitment to growing students within the family of faith. The candidate must possess a college degree and at least 5 years experience in youth ministry (preferably in the same position).

Cover letter and resume can be sent to drew.hulse@ministryarchitects.com.

Youth Pastor (Full-time)
Alliance Friends Church, Alliance, OH
February 5, 2018
Youth Pastor (Full-time)
Alliance Friends Church, Alliance, OH

YOUTH PASTOR, FULL TIME, with benefits. Looking for someone energetic and excited to work with teens, junior high and senior high. Must have a heart to disciple committed teens for Jesus as well as reach out to those more distanced from church. Inner city type environment with multi-ethnic attenders. Will join a dynamic ministry team. Ministry degree strongly preferred. Contact Donna Carr Jenkins at   330 685 2223 or email donnacj2532@sbcglobal.net  Alliance Friends Church (Ohio). 

Children & Family Pastor (Part-time)
Goshen First Brethren Church, Goshen, IN
February 5, 2018
Children & Family Pastor (Part-time)
Goshen First Brethren Church, Goshen, IN

Goshen First Brethren Church is seeking a part-time (20 hr/wk)Children and Family Pastor to equip and enliven our congregation through discipleship and outreach ministries for families with children from infancy through grade 6. As a member of the pastoral staff, s/he will support the Senior Pastor in equipping and nurture of the congregation as we reach out to neighbors in our community, particularly low-income and single-parent households. Ideal candidates will have experience in work with children and families and be conversationally fluent in Spanish. 

Essential Functions include: [1] organization & training of volunteers for children’s ministry and outreach, [2] development & communication of calendar for children’s ministry events, [3] oversight of welcoming and registration process for children and families, and [4] coordination with staff and leadership to integrate children’s ministry activity with larger mission of church.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a resume detailing your professional and ministry experience to gfbcoffice@gmail.com.

Church Website: www.goshenfirstbrethren.org

Associate Pastor
Grantham Church, Mechanicsburg, PA
February 1, 2018
Associate Pastor
Grantham Church, Mechanicsburg, PA

Grantham Church is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to nurture our congregation and assimilate new members through ministries of care, small groups, and discipleship. As a member of the pastoral staff, s/he will support the Senior Pastor in preaching, teaching, and shepherding the congregation. We are historically committed to congregational and community life that embraces the theology and core values of the Brethren in Christ, and specifically affirm our denomination’s long-standing biblical understanding, which supports women in ministry and leadership. Situated adjacent to Messiah College, we are an intentionally intergenerational congregation and seek a vibrant new team member who can engage comfortably in a diverse environment. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience serving in a similar capacity on a pastoral team, and will preferably have a seminary degree. To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your faith journey and ministry philosophy with a resume detailing your professional experience tooffice@granthamchurch.org

 

Church website:  http://www.granthamchurch.org/

Director of Discipleship
Wooster United Methodist Church, Wooster, OH
January 29, 2018
Director of Discipleship
Wooster United Methodist Church, Wooster, OH

This position is responsible for the development and implement of programs in each of the Ministry areas as well as actively participate in Ministry activities and events.

Children’s Ministry:

● Recruit and train volunteers for Children’s ministries:

  • Sunday School for toddler-4th grade
  • VBS
  • Children’s Library
  • Child involvement in worship including acolytes and reading
  • Nursery
  • outreach events

● Work with Discipleship Team to recruit, train, and oversee a paid caregiver for nursery on Sundays.


Youth’s Ministry


● Recruit and train volunteers for Youth ministries:

  • Retreat opportunities
  • Summer mission trips and other youth service projects
  • 5th to 12th grade Sunday School Education groups
  • Bible Studies and small groups
  • Outreach events
  • Youth Group for middle school and high school students

● Attend school activities as able
● Counsel youth as needed
● Assist Senior Pastor with Confirmation activities


Adult’s Ministry
● Recruit and train volunteers for Adult discipleship ministries:

  • Sunday morning small groups for young adults, young families, and general adult population
  • Weekday bible studies and small groups
  • Women’s and Men’s ministries
  • Make adults aware of new curriculum available at the conference media center, Cokesbury materials, WUMC small group library, and other resources

● Develop opportunities for Adult discipleship education


Other responsibilities:
● Enable congregation to Connect, Grow, and Serve using their gifts and graces
● Maintain and update Safe Sanctuaries policy when necessary
● Assure Safe Sanctuaries policy is practiced in all discipleship ministries
● Maintain social media pages for discipleship ministries
● Communicate clearly with administrative and pastoral staff
● Attend church meetings including:

  • Discipleship Teams
  • Church Council
  • Staff Meetings

A degree in Christian Education is preferred. Starting salary is $30,000 per year with benefits. Please submit resume and cover letter to Wooster UMC, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691-3511, attn. Charles Brain, SPRC chair. Address email inquiries to office@woosterumc.org. Reply by March 30, 2018www.woosterumc.org

 

Executive Director
Look Up Ministries, Newark, OH
January 23, 2018
Executive Director
Look Up Ministries, Newark, OH

Look Up Ministries, a 13 year old Christ-centered ministry, has a mission to assist in empowering and restoring area citizens through meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  This mission includes, but is not limited to, teaching, training and sharing skills designed to assist a person to be able to live a Christ-connected life free from outside assistance. The main campus of the Look Up Ministries is located at 50 O’Bannon Ave., Newark, Ohio.

Job Description

We are looking for a full-time staff member, Executive Director, that will have overall responsibility to oversee the day-to-day operation and business of the ministry. The Executive Director hires and supervises staff and contractors and builds strong relationships with donors, volunteers, community organizations and individuals who are helped. Duties include managing the facilities and equipment, efficiently managing expenditures and donations. This job coordinates with the Pastor. 

Responsibilities

  • Cast vision/set goals and objectives to accomplish mission.
  • Communicates, coordinates and teams with “Ministry Director” to accomplish mission
  • Recruits, trains, manages and supports staff and a network of volunteers to lead various programs.
  • Plans, Schedules/directs/executes all special events.
  • Manages and directs day to day operations to meet needs and budget.
  • Manages and directs solicitation of donations of goods, money, and grants to meet mission goals.
  • Communicates with key partners: churches, donors, service clubs, collaborating organizations, volunteers and individuals receiving assistance.
  • Develops public relations/marketing and social media plans including development of brochures, flyers, advertising, news articles.

 

Gifts and abilities desired

  • Passion for bringing people closer to Christ
  • Dynamic outgoing character with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with buildings, equipment and facility care
  • A “shepherd” who can recruit, direct and manage a strong team of staff and volunteers
  • Finance and budget experience
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent, seminary training a plus 

Accountability

  • This person reports to the Look up Ministries Board of Directors.

 

Please submit inquiries to:

Attention: Ray Brinkley, Chairman, E-mail rbrinkley@sprynet.com , or call 740-323-4178

Ministry Director
Look Up Ministries, Newark, OH
January 23, 2018
Ministry Director
Look Up Ministries, Newark, OH

Look Up Ministries, a 13 year old Christ-centered ministry, has a mission to assist in empowering and restoring area citizens through meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.  This mission includes, but is not limited to, teaching, training and sharing skills designed to assist a person to be able to live a Christ-connected life free from outside assistance. The main campus of the Look Up Ministries is located at 50 O’Bannon Ave., Newark, Ohio.

Job Description

We are looking for a staff member, Pastor – Look Up Ministries, that will have overall responsibility to oversee the day-to-day ministry to the people of the ministry. The Pastor has overall responsibility to plan, coordinate and lead the ministry mission at LUM.  Duties include counseling, prayer, visits, teaching, training and speaking.  Day-today this position reports to the Executive Director. 

Responsibilities

  • Cast vision/set goals and objectives to accomplish mission.
  • Communicates, coordinates and teams with “Executive Director” to accomplish mission
  • Recruits, trains, manages and supports a network of volunteers to lead various programs.
  • Spiritual Counseling for staff, volunteers, guests, and other friends and families of LUM and other “unchurched” people.
  • Assist in solicitation of donations of goods, money, and grants to meet mission goals.
  • Communicates with key partners: churches, donors, service clubs, collaborating organizations, volunteers and individuals receiving assistance.
  • Assist in developing public relations/marketing and social media plans including development of brochures, flyers, advertising, news articles.
  • Pastoral Visitations and prayer support (hospitals, homes, nursing homes, rehab, and jail)
  • Direct church partnerships & communications

 

Gifts and abilities desired

  • Passion for bringing people closer to Christ
  • Seminary Degree or equivalent church experience 
  • Dynamic outgoing character with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A “shepherd” who can recruit, direct, manage and counsel a strong team of staff and volunteers

Accountability

  • This position reports to board of directors for ministry direction and status.

 

Please submit inquiries to:

Attention: Ray Brinkley, chairman, Email rbrinkley@sprynet.com or call 740-323-4718

Pastor (Full-time)
Peoples Community Church, Berea, OH
January 16, 2018
Pastor (Full-time)
Peoples Community Church, Berea, OH

Founded in 1973, People’s Community Church (PCC) is a non-denominational church located in Berea, Ohio, approximately 25 miles south west of Cleveland, Ohio.

We are blessed to be a diverse, all-inclusive, and family oriented church with an active membership of approximately 100. PCC is an active affiliate of the International Council of Community Churches and Ohio Fellowship of Community Churches. 

The qualified candidate shall: Be an ordained and licensed minister; Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach the Holy Bible; Be an empowering educator with strong skills in discipleship, homiletics, stewardship, pastoral care and community building; Demonstrate godly character and integrity; Share our church’s vision of equipping Christians in the mission of Christ; Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Have attended an accredited seminary (seminary degree preferred); Have a minimum 3 years of experience in preaching and church leadership; Have experience working with church leadership teams and church employees; Demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills; Demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, strategic planning and time management skills. 

Job Description: Pastor will be responsible for preaching, teaching, conducting funerals and special worship services and programs; Oversees pastoral care to sick and shut in and to those in personal crisis through visitation, counseling and prayer; Administers the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism; Officiates weddings as agreed upon with couples as defined by Holy Scripture; Coordinates and leads church business meetings; Adheres to PCC Bylaws and Constitution; Maintains affiliation and supports of International Council of Community Churches and Ohio Fellowship of Community Churches; Actively engages in community sponsored events; Other duties as required

If you have been led by the Holy Spirit to seek the position as Pastor of People’s Community Church, please submit your cover letter and resume to peoplescommunitychurch631@ gmail.com 

Candidates may also learn more about our church and its ministries via our Facebook page. You can also download our church app: the echurch’s app, PeoplesCC, at the Apple or Google Play stores. Final candidates will be subject to a background check and drug test.

 

Youth Leader (part-time)
Little Washington Congregational Church, Mansfield, OH
January 10, 2018
Youth Leader (part-time)
Little Washington Congregational Church, Mansfield, OH

General Summary: The Youth Leader is responsible for ensuring quality program and mentoring for youth grades 6-12; to build a sense of community within the youth of the church that provides and opportunity for both spiritual and social development. (4-10 hours per week or more if needed)

 

Essential Job Functions

1.   Create an engaging and spiritually developmental program for youth grades 6-12. (30%)

2.   Lead youth Sunday School classes grades 6-12. (25%)

3.   Publish a quarterly plan with social, educational, spiritual and/or mission-oriented events. (15%)

4.   Market the youth program through social media, email, LWCC website, and other methods. (15%)

5.   Prepare monthly articles for the LWCC newsletter about youth events – past and upcoming. (10%)

6.   Hold and teach confirmation classes as needed. (5%)

7.   Other duties as deemed necessary.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and organize classes, events, activities, and market program
  • Ability to build relationships with youth
  • Ability to work independently and with groups
  • Skills in developing and leading youth classes and activities
  • Skills in marketing and program growth strategies

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Religion or related field or equivalent experience.  Experience working with youth groups helpful.

 

Physical Requirements

 

Percentage of Work Time Spent on Activity

 

0-24%

25-49%

50-74%

75-100%

Seeing: Must be able to see to read and

keep youth from potentially harmful situations

 

 

 

 

X

Hearing: Must be able to hear to

communicate with youth, congregation, pastor and others

 

 

 

 

X

Standing-Walking: Must be able to move

to take youth on field trips and planned activities

 

 

 

X

 

 

Working Conditions: Norming working conditions absent extreme factors. 

Notes:  The statements contained within this Job Description are intended to describe in general the nature and level of work to be performed, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required. They do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change by LWCC.

To apply please contact the church at 419.756.9292

Director of Worship and Youth Ministries (full-time)
First United Methodist Church, Ravenna, OH
January 9, 2018
Director of Worship and Youth Ministries (full-time)
First United Methodist Church, Ravenna, OH

Purpose of Position

1)  To lead junior and senior high students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by developing ministries of discipleship, outreach, and leadership development.

2)  To provide and organize creative and participatory worship experiences in order to help others connect more meaningfully with God and each other.

 

Salary & Time

The Director of Worship & Youth Ministries is a full-time, salaried position at $31,200 annually. In addition to salary, the Director will receive a 403(b)- matching contribution up to 3%, as well as be provided single-healthcare

coverage.

 

Reports to

Senior Pastor

 

Youth Ministry Responsibilities:

1.  Provide vision and leadership to the junior and senior high student ministry, including students, families, and volunteers

2.  Develop processes:

  •  to reach unchurched and under-churched students
  •  to lead students into a saving relationship with God through Jesus
  •  of student discipleship and growth
  •  for student-led ministries
  •  to assimilate students into the larger worshiping community of First UMC of Ravenna

3.  Recruit, train, and empower adult volunteers

4.  Work with Senior Pastor and staff to accomplish the vision and goals of the larger worshiping community

5.  Work with Director of Children’s Ministry to assimilate pre-youth into the youth ministry

6.  Be present where the students are (schools, sporting events, musicals/plays, church events etc.)

 

Worship Ministry Responsibilities

1.  Provide leadership to ministry teams and volunteers in the area of worship

2.  Work with Senior Pastor to understand and accomplish the mission and goals of the larger worshiping community

3.  Encourage the worship ministry leaders in their call and passion for ministry

4.  Communicate with the office staff to ensure proper and quality promotion of worship events

5.  Work with the Senior Pastor and team leaders to set the annual worship budget

6.  Oversee the praise team and A/V team

 

Other Expectations & Responsibilities

1.   Has been convicted by the Holy Spirit into a saving-relationship with God through Jesus Christ and seeks to grow and mature in that relationship

2.   Work well with others in a team setting

3.   Attend required staff meetings and gatherings

4.   Attend Sunday morning worship at First UMC

5.   Give Child Protection Training to volunteers.

6.   Abide by all child protection policies.

7.   Participate in regular performance evaluations

8.   Be privately and publicly loyal to Christ, the church, and the staff members at First UMC.

 

Skills Desired

1.  Teacher – ability to teach Scripture and biblical principles in a way that is relevant and meaningful

2.  Leader – ability to:

  •  Cast & implement vision
  •  Set & achieve goals
  •  Create & stick to ministry values
  •  Develop leaders
  •  Think in systems

3.  Administrator – ability to manage & organize information, and communicate it clearly to others

4.  Connecter – ability to attract, connect to, and develop trust with students, parents, volunteers, and other staff.

 

 Application link:  https://form.jotform.com/32328412364146

Senior Pastor
Beck's Reformed Church, Lexington, NC
January 9, 2018
Senior Pastor
Beck's Reformed Church, Lexington, NC

Brief Summary of Position:  Beck’s Reformed Church, located in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina and in the town of Lexington, is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor.   Beck’s believes the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, and inspired Word of God and Christ Jesus is heralded as Lord and Savior. Beck’s is seeking leadership that will Biblically direct and assist the congregation as it continues to build its vision as a community of faith and service. The church staff includes a full time Youth-Director, part-time Music Director, and a secretary. Beck’s provides a traditional and a non-traditional service, while offering scheduled programs for children through senior citizen.  For more information and an application, go to www.beckschurch.com or contact the church secretary at 336-357-2369.

Pastor of Family Ministry
Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, Ashland, OH
January 3, 2018
Pastor of Family Ministry
Christ Community Evangelical Free Church, Ashland, OH

PURPOSE

Under the supervision and support of the Senior Pastor, the Pastor of Family Ministry will seek to encourage and equip parents to disciple their families so that everyone in their household will know God the Father in an ever deepening and personal relationship, grow in Christlikeness through the transformational work of the Holy Spirit and intentionally show the love of Christ to others.

This is a 40 hour per week salaried position.

EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Meet the biblical qualifications of Pastor/Elder; 1 Tim. 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9
  2. Agree with the Evangelical Free Church of America Statement of Faith
  3. Possess gifts of administration and organization
  4. Passion for spiritual growth and discipleship within the context of the family unit
  5. Attend staff meetings, Elder Board meetings, and other related ministry meetings
  6. Be actively involved in the life of the church
  1. Be committed to personal growth in his Christian life
  2. Function in such a way that promotes unity within the church
  3. Pursue licensing and ordination in the Evangelical Free Church of America
  4. Attend professional development programs to stay abreast of ministry trends and to further develop ministry skills
  5. Maintain regular office hours at the church
  6. Ability to build teams and be highly relational
  7. Have a graduate degree from a seminary or undergraduate degree from a  Bible college

 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

The Pastor of Family Ministry will:

General

  • Contribute to and participate in weekly worship services
  • Oversee worship services in the absence of the Senior Pastor
  • Perform administrative duties as required
  • Provide staff oversight and support for ministry leaders who are ministering to family units. This includes but is not limited to: Children’s Education Coordinator, Nursery Coordinator, Lighthouse Friends Coordinator, Plunge Youth Leader, and Young Adult Leader

Specific

  • Oversee Parent / Family Ministries
    • Disciple parents/heads of households
    • Equip parents/heads of households to disciple their family members in their home and to develop healthy parenting skills
    • Interact with children/youth and meet one on one as needed
    • Oversee Children’s Ministry Team and serve as the Children’s Ministry Team Leader.
  • Oversee Youth Ministry
    • Support, equip and train lay leaders for the Youth Ministry (In the absence of lay leadership, this means running the Youth Ministry)
  • Assist and guide lay leadership with the choice of curriculum best suited for youth
  • Serve as a resource for youth in their various developmental needs
  • Collaborate with lay leadership to advise, plan, coordinate and participate in youth activities and ministry programs
  • Represent Parent, Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministries on the Elder Board

 

Interested candidates please contact:  Search@ChristCommunityEFC.org

 

Contracted Licensed Therapist
Crosswinds Counseling, Toledo, OH
January 3, 2018
Contracted Licensed Therapist
Crosswinds Counseling, Toledo, OH

Minimum Qualifications:

• Fully licensed therapist (LPCC, LPCC-S, LISW, LIMFT) with active Ohio license

• Has an established, comfortable office/meeting location to see clients

• Office/meeting location located in the Toledo area (or up to 45 miles West of Toledo)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Comfortable working with a variety of ages, presenting problems, and forms of counseling (individual, couples, and family)

• Comfortable integrating spirituality/Biblical teachings into sessions (as appropriate)

• Able to utilize evidence-based treatments into counseling

 

Job Description:

Crosswinds Counseling is seeking a fully licensed therapist in Ohio with whom to contract. This therapist would partner with Crosswinds Counseling to serve Ohio residents who are interested in receiving services through Crosswinds Counseling. Services would be provided mostly in the therapist’s office; however, if the therapist was open/willing, services could also be provided in the client’s home or via ecare/web-based. It is estimated that this would provide the therapist 1-5 client sessions per week; however, this is negotiable and based on the amount of incoming referrals.

 

Pay:

This is an hourly, contracted position. The hourly rate would be negotiated and based on the therapist’s experience and willingness to offer in-home and/or e-care services in addition to in-office.

 

About the agency:

Crosswinds Counseling is a faith-based counseling agency with a home office in Fort Wayne, Indiana and several satellite offices in the Northern Indiana area. Crosswinds Counseling provides individual, couples, and family counseling and coaching to clients of all ages and all presenting problems that are appropriately treated at the outpatient level. Additionally, Crosswinds Counseling offers three modalities of service: in-office, in-home, and e-care (web-based). Crosswinds Counseling is an out-ofnetwork provider for all insurance companies.

 

Website: https://crosswinds.org/

Clinical Therapist
Knox Brite Futures Outpatient, Mount Vernon, OH
January 3, 2018
Clinical Therapist
Knox Brite Futures Outpatient, Mount Vernon, OH

Job Title:                                Clinical Therapist– Knox Brite Futures Outpatient

Normal Working Hours:        Varied hours to include day and evening hours.                                                    

Reports To:                             Clinical Director

Direct Reports:                       None

 

Essential Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Completes the diagnostic assessment within 30 days of placement. 
  • Participates in the development of the Individual Service Plan within 30 days.  Goals for on-going counseling are written at this time.
  • Provides on-going individual or group counseling consistent with ISP goals.
  • Completes progress, notes, diagnostic assessment and participates in initial ISP development and meets quarterly to review and update the youth’s progress in the goals set.
  • Responds to crisis situations, under the supervision of their manager.
  • Maintains on-going contract regarding progress of the youth with The Village advocates and staff.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to use a computer; proficiency in Word and EHR. 
  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work or related field, independent licensure, and two years previous experience preferred.  With approval of the Regional Director, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and LSW or PC may also be considered.
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License and maintains a driving record that allows that individual to be insurable with the insurance company providing The Village Network with vehicle insurance.  Willingness to travel for various reasons, mainly during the day but occasionally overnight.  Ability to visit clients’ homes (may or may not be handicapped accessible).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong teamwork and organization/time management skills.
  • Ability to comply with The Village Network requirements for using restraints including sufficient strength and completion of extensive training.  Physical ability to respond to crisis.

Interested applicants should send resumes to:  Jerry Hartman; 2000 Noble Drive, Wooster, OH 44691

Chaplains
Pennsylvania Council of Churches - Pennsylvania Parks
December 8, 2017
Chaplains
Pennsylvania Council of Churches - Pennsylvania Parks

As the Pennsylvannia Council of Churches prepares for it's 58th season of Ecumenical Christian Witness among campers in Pennsylvania's Parks, we are seeking Chaplains. 

We provide a stipend of $2750 for part-time and $4790 for full-time Chaplains plus travel and other expenses.  We also offer opportunity to exercise and develop skills in worship, preaching, pastoral care, time management and theological reflections.

Candidates need to:

  • Be available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend 2018.
  • Have a valid Driver's License
  • Have an automobile
  • Be able to pass PA State Police, Childline and FBI fingerprinting background checks.

Early applicants have more choice about where in the state they would like to be able to serve.  

Application forms and more information is found on our website at www.pachurches.org under Ministry and then Campgrounds.

 

Pastor (Full-time)
First Brethren Church, Lanark, IL
December 8, 2017
Pastor (Full-time)
First Brethren Church, Lanark, IL

First Brethren Church Lanark (IL) is now accepting resumes and Pastor Profile information from candidates for a full-time pastorate. Documents can be emailed to the Search Committee at lfbc@frontiernet.net  or by mail:
 
First Brethren Church
c/o Search Committee

Senior Pastor (Full time)
Five Stones Community Church, Ashland, OH
December 5, 2017
Senior Pastor (Full time)
Five Stones Community Church, Ashland, OH

Five Stones Community Church in Ashland, Ohio is looking for a fulltime Senior Pastor to lead us forward in our mission. In addition to the biblical descriptions of a Christian leader in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:7-9, we are looking for a shepherd who displays a deep capacity to love and models a genuine life in the Spirit. He or she teaches and preaches the word, and spiritually and strategically leads others. As a coach, our new pastor will work to bring out the best in each of us we work together. Five Stones enjoys contemporary worship and is committed to help each person to fulfill their God-given mission.

 

Other Qualities/Qualifications:

  • MDiv or other graduate degree in theology, biblical studies, or ministry.
  • Appropriate experience in ministry preferred.
  • Understands, articulates and embraces the Brethren emphases of the Christian faith.
  • Willing to participate in and contribute to the life and community of the Brethren Church.

For more information about the Brethren Church, please go to: http://www.brethrenchurch.org/about-us

 

If this description aligns with your ministry trajectory, we invite you to submit a cover letter and resume either via email or hardcopy to:

Tammy Webb, Lead Deacon

411 Katherine Avenue

Ashland, OH 44805

tawebb@goarrows.org

Resumes will be received until the position is filled.

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