Position Location Date Posted
Friendship Church Campus Pastor
Friendship Church, Shelby Township, Michigan
September 2, 2015
Friendship Church Campus Pastor
Friendship Church, Shelby Township, Michigan

Friendship Church Canton, a local congregation of the United Methodist Church, is seeking a Campus Pastor for our new Shelby Township, Michigan location. The ideal candidate will shepherd and develop the Shelby Campus congregation in harmony with the leadership, vision, and strategy of Friendship Church. This is a permanent ministerial role that will begin at less than full-time and progress to full-time based on growth bench- marks.

Our mission is to reach our community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ; teaching that the Bible is relevant to everyday life; equipping individuals through vital relationships to love God and serve others.

Friendship Church is excited to launch a multi-site ministry in Michigan. The Shelby Township campus will be supported and guided by the leaders of Friendship Church who has successfully launched a vibrant and relevant ministry in Canton. Our goal is to grow discipleship through many satellite campuses. Each campus will have a Campus Pastor with the responsibilities outlined below. The sermon will be broadcast via video provided by the Canton campus.

Essential Functions for the Shelby Campus Pastor:

  • Leader - provides direct oversight of all operations and staff.

  • Emcee - serve as the 'face of the place' and hosts each service (assume video teaching).

  • Shepherd - provide standard pastoral duties to those attending and related to the campus.

  • Centurion - oversee small groups and their leaders.

  • Mentor - provide leadership to paid and volunteer staff and oversee all ministry teams.

  • Organizer - ensure quality control, excellence, and efficiency of all campus operations.

  • Recruiter - serve as a talent scout for new leaders and volunteers and connects them.


  • Participate in the leadership of Friendship Church by attending staff, programming and supervisory meetings at the Canton location.

  • Accept pastoral care responsibilities as required.

  • Attend other church functions and ministries as much as possible.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit and a healthy family life.

  • Self-motivated leader capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry and possessing excellent relational skills.

  • Ability to mentor and guide others through supportive relationships.

    Please provide a resume and cover letter with salary history and/or requirement for further consideration to shelbycampuspastor@gmail.com

    For additional information visit our website at: www.friendshipchurchinfo.com

Director of Worship Media
Indian Run United Methodist Church, Dublin, OH
September 2, 2015
Director of Worship Media
Indian Run United Methodist Church, Dublin, OH

The Director of Worship Media is responsible for leading and coordinating the church’s programs for media in worship. Average 6 hours per week. 


Leadership responsibilities:

  • Weekly worship services at 9:30 & 11:00 am.
  • Recruit, train, mentor and manage volunteers and part-time paid staff. Goal is to have eight volunteers knowledgeable in the operation of all media equipment at any time.
  • Scheduling and updating of Sunday morning activities on worshipplanning.com site.
  • Plan, select and create worship slides throughout the Christian year.
  • Support other ministries and church activities where appropriate.
  • Support the contemporary praise team with audio and media resource. Attend their weekly rehearsals as necessary.
  • Ensure adherence to the Safe Sanctuary Policy of IRUMC. 

Administration responsibilities:

  • Sunday morning worship services and Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, four Christmas Eve services.
  • Arrive before worship services to check and set up equipment.
  • Attend the Worship Team meetings, Staff meetings, and other church committee meetings as needed.
  • Meet with key music leaders on at least twice a year for program development, and to provide training and resources for the leaders to use. Plan an annual workshop for intensive training of all media participants.
  • Communication with office, pastors, and congregation as needed.
  • Ensure all power point and AV needs are prepared and ready for worship service weekly.
  • Adjust sound levels during service as needed.
  • Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of media equipment in cooperation with Trustees.
  • Evaluate technology needs and make recommendations to supervisor.
  • Submit annual budget for upgrades and equipment to supervisor.
  • Ensure audio recording of services 


  • Spiritually well founded in Christian beliefs. Passionate about music ministry.
  • College degree and/or 4 years of experience in media ministry.
  • Competent with personal computers and the Internet.
  • Ability to understand various worship expressions.
  • Ability to recruit and organize volunteers.
  • Organizational, communication, and team building skills.
  • Ability to set goals; report on these goals, and to achieve goals.
  • Familiarity with ProPresenter, MediaShout, Windows 7, Mac OSX, Sound Check procedures, Sound       Troubleshooting Procedures, Video and Audio Editing Procedures. 


A team style of ministry is vitally important to the success of the ministry at Indian Run UMC.  A team player will enthusiastically participate in cooperative planning and implementation of programs and general ministry activities. 

If interested please contact Rev. David Brown; Indian Run United Methodist Church, 6305 Brand Road, Dublin, OH 43016


Youth Minister (Part-time)
South Euclid COC, Euclid, OH
September 2, 2015
Youth Minister (Part-time)
South Euclid COC, Euclid, OH

Program/Management/Supervisory Scope:   The Youth Minister works closely with the Associate Pastor of Administration and the Christian Education and Faith Formation Ministry (CEFF) to implement outreach, faith formation, and discipleship efforts for all Youth Ministry programs, along with the execution of goals and objectives in order to implement the vision and strategic plan of South Euclid United Church of Christ (SEUCC).  

Basic Function:  The Youth Minister meets regularly with the Associate Pastor of Administration and the Christian Education and Faith Formation Ministry (CEFF) for all Youth Ministry programs, i.e., Youth Church, Confirmation/Classes, Vacation Bible School, Youth and Parent Summits/Conferences, etc.   Levels include:  nursery, lower elementary, upper elementary, junior, and senior high (0-18).  The Youth Minister also ensures all Youth Ministry activities are adequately supervised by approved adults, (Safe Church Policy), assists with worship services, (Youth and Adult), facilitates at least two (2) (1 Adult and 1 Teen) small group, and attends regular ministry meetings of staff and lay.

Duties and Responsibilties:

•Meets and regularly works with the Associate Pastor of Administration and the Christian Education and Faith Formation Ministry (CEFF) to implement Youth programs that nurture the Christian faith, values, and spirituality of youth.  Ensures the Youth Ministry runs directly and in harmony with the Senior Pastor and Teacher’s vision, and apprises each partner of the status of Youth Ministry program goals and objectives.

• Provides leadership, guidance, oversight, and coordination for all youth ministries, including Youth Church, Confirmation/Classes, Vacation Bible School, Youth and Parent Summits/Conferences, and Teacher Trainings and Recognitions, serving the youth of the congregation and the wider-church community for the:  nursery (Wiggling Worshippers), lower elementary (The L.I.D.) and upper elementary, and junior and senior high (The Summit). Ensures all youth activities are adequately supervised by approved adults who have been successfully vetted (Safe Church Policy), i.e., completed/cleared background checks and fingerprints. 

•Develops and maintains Education Milemarkers. 

•Facilitates two (2) small groups.  Receives small group discussion topics on faith development from members of the pastoral team, ensures small group participants’ sign up/register for study sessions, and ensures small group participants complete evaluation forms for pastoral team facilitators.


 •Organizes, casts vision, and implements a program to support parents through the Parent Advisory Council and devises a meeting schedule, plans agendas for meetings, etc., all with the goal of helping to build up and support the stressful nature of parenting. 

• Attends Ministry Meetings, as assigned by the Senior Pastor (various dates and times), attends Mid-Week Staff Meetings (via conference call and/or in person), and attends meetings with the Senior Pastor (or on behalf of), as directed. 

•Organizes, casts vision and implements a program to support parents through the Parent Advisory Council (PAC).  Devises a meeting schedule, plans an agenda for meetings, etc., to help build up and support the stressful nature of parenting. 

•Coordinates and oversees community mission-outreach projects to ensure SEUCC’s Youth Ministry reaches out and into the life of the community to enhance the spiritual development and formation of youths in the City and oversees the selection of youth members for all United Church of Christ, national, and local events. 

•Assists with worship services at the direction of the Senior Pastor and Teacher.  Cooperates with and supports the pastor in the development and implementation of annual Lenten observations, beginning with Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, including preparation for Christmas and Advent.

•Participates in the denominational life of the United Church of Christ (UCC) through the Western Reserve Association and the Ohio Conference, particularly in programs for Christian Education and Youth Ministry to stay abreast of things happening at the national, church-office-level. 

•Performs other duties, as assigned or requested by the Senior Pastor and/or a designee.

Requirements, Skills & Abilities:  A Bachelor’s of Arts Degree or equivalent experience is required.  A Master’s in Divinity Degree is preferred, in Christian Education, from an accredited seminary or enrollment in the United Church of Christ Lay School.  The candidate must possess two (2) to three (3) years’ experience working with youth programs, especially in urban environments.  The candidate must possess experience in Christian Education/Curriculum and possess the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based setting with youths and adults.  The candidate must be an effective communicator and a powerful imaginative leader.  The candidate must be able to maintain total confidentiality in adherence with church policies and procedures and possess the ability to respond effectively and professionally to conflict and change.  The candidate must be self-motivated, dependable, well-organized, and able to set and follow priorities.  The candidate must possess the ability to think critically/systematically, and the ability to identify, equip, and deploy youth.  The candidate must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.  The candidate must possess the ability to supervise multiple projects concurrently and create a healthy, collaborative, environment for youth.  The candidate must possess the ability to focus on details, prioritize and meet deadlines, and possess proficiency in Microsoft Office, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, along with other computer-based technologies, including the Internet.  Additionally, the candidate must possess a dynamic personal and growing relationship with Christ and possess the ability to model a growing faith in others.  

Working Conditions: This position works in a clean, well-lit area. This position is not susceptible to job hazards. Additionally, this position does not require any unusual or excessive physical exertion.  Local, out-of-state, and/or international travel may be required, as directed by the Senior Pastor.


Work Schedule:   The Youth Minister generally works (21.50) hours each week in accordance with the schedule personally arranged, and mutually agreed to by the Senior Pastor and the Associate Pastor of Administration.  Attendance at Church meetings, staff meetings, staff development days, staff retreats (overnight), leadership summits, and other major events, which fall on weekends, holidays, early mornings, or evenings, in excess of (21.50) hours, is part of and/or inherent in the job in accordance with the needs of the Church, a department’s operational requirements, or special events.

If interested please contact Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins, Sr. Pastor & Teacher; 4217 Bluestone Road, Cleveland, OH 44121

Director of Discipleship and Congregational Vitality
Westbrook Park UMC, Canton, OH
August 31, 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.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Encouragement of congregation to discern their spiritual gifts for service
  • Expand small group ministries and short-term studies of contemporary life issues
  • Expected to understand and support the United Methodist Church’s doctrine in all areas of faith and practice.
  • Will attend staff meetings, Sunday morning worship, and all leadership/discipleship committee meetings.
  • Work with the pastor and leadership committee to coordinate, promote, and facilitate the small group ministries. 
  • Program and plan in harmony with the Vision Statement (Christ for Canton)  and Mission of Westbrook Park Church.
  • Will perform some membership care in conjunction with our visitation staff.
  • Additional duties as assigned to be determine by the pastor and staff parish relations committee



Education and Experience Preferences:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience is required.
  • Education or experience in small group/church growth development..
  • Experience in discipleship, program coordination, volunteer recruitment and training preferred.
  • Experience in ministry with young adults (ages 20-45) preferred.
  • United Methodist background preferred



  • This is a full time year round salary position.
  • We offer paid holidays, paid vacation, and an excellent work environment.
  • Pay will be commensurate with experience.
  • The position will close when a suitable candidate has been selected.


For a complete job description contact westbrookspr@gmail.com
For complete job description and application instructions please contact us at westbrookspr@gmail.com , or contact the church office at 330-456-4797.

Mental Health Therapist (PHP/IOP Program)
Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, OH
August 28, 2015
Mental Health Therapist (PHP/IOP Program)
Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, OH

Wooster Community Hospital has introduced a new service line for Behavioral Health Programs and is seeking an energetic, creative therapist to facilitate treatment in the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Group Treatment Programs. The primary responsibilities of the therapist will be to facilitate creative and engaging groups, participate in treatment team meetings, carry a small caseload of PHP/IOP clients, and be an active member of a newly developing program.  Therapist should have experience with groups, individual counseling, family therapy services, treatment planning, and coordinating patient care.  The ideal candidate would have a passion for quality group treatment, be able to facilitate groups with confidence and leadership, and enjoy working on a team.  


Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology

Current LISW, LSW, LPCC or LPC license in the State of Ohio

2 years experience providing assessment and therapy with psychiatric patients

Demonstrated group therapy skills  

To apply please visit the Hospital's Website: https://www.woosterhospital.org/employment-form/mental-health-therapist


Youth Worker (Part-time)
Bellpoint UMC, Delaware, OH
August 26, 2015
Youth Worker (Part-time)
Bellpoint UMC, Delaware, OH

Job Description:  

*Bellpoint Church is in search of a seminarian or college student who has a passion for youth ministry.  No previous experience is necessary.  If accepted, the youth worker will receive regular mentoring by the senior pastor, who has extensive youth ministry experience.

*The youth worker’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  1. Programming and leading the weekly Senior High and Junior High Youth Groups Meetings (Sundays 4:45 – 7:15) and Sunday School hour.
  2. Planning and leading bimonthly service projects, an annual summer mission trip, annual retreats, fundraisers, and fellowship experiences (social activities).
  3. Planning and leading a monthly program/activity for the 4th and 5th graders called JAM (Jesus and Me) during the school year only. 

An option to preach once a month will also be extended particularly if the potential youth worker is a seminarian.   This is an excellent training opportunity for anyone considering a career in full-time Christian work or ministry. 

Bellpoint UMC is orthodox in its theology and is primarily conservative in its social make-up. 

Applicant must demonstrate a love for Jesus and a commitment to full and faithful discipleship.  

Hours:  15hours/week 

Vacation:  2 Weeks Paid 

Salary:  Approx. $11,770.00/year 

Start of Employment: Fall 2015

Requests for an application and arrangements for an interview can be made through Pastor Paul McCullough (740)-816-2675 or Mrs. Dianne May (740)-360-3581.

Young Adult Pastor (Part-time)
Victory Life Church, Stow, OH
August 25, 2015
Young Adult Pastor (Part-time)
Victory Life Church, Stow, OH

The Young Adult Pastor of Victory Life Church should be a person with gifting specific to Pastoral ministry.  They should posses a strong passion to see the college-aged population serve Christ throughout the transitional phase of their early adulthood.  


  • Confessing believer in Jesus Christ
  • We prefer applicants have or be in pursuit of a pastoral-related degree from an accredited college, university or seminary. 
  • Must have a robust knowledge of the scripture.
  • Must have a church background with an endorsement from the Pastor(s) under which he/she has served
  • Must have the gifting to preach, teach, lead, organize and facilitate. 

 Other Considerations:

  • Candidate must have a high view of the inspiration of scripture.
  • Candidate must be living a life of personal purity in accordance with scripture.
  • Candidate must possess a heart for the age group of 18-25. 
  • Candidate must possess strong people skills and the determination to persuade young adults to follow Christ.
  • Candidate must be local to Northeast Ohio.


Description of Duties

  • Hold a weekly gathering of young adults for the purposes of connecting with God, growing in faith and obedience, and allowing for connection.
  • Pursue recent high school graduates by various methods both from the congregation and the community.
  • Attend Sunday services at Victory Life.
  • Facilitate times of fun and fellowship for the young adults to help them connect to a group of Christian friends.
  • Engage in various outreach and events as designated by the Senior Pastor.  

Please email resume, cover letter, and list of references to marlynn@vlchurch.com.  Resumes should be submitted no later than September 11, 2015.

Worship Leader (Part-time)
Ontario Free Methodist Church, Ontario, OH
August 19, 2015
Worship Leader (Part-time)
Ontario Free Methodist Church, Ontario, OH

In One Sentence: Leading a team that provides engaging, relevant and spiritually meaningful corporate musical worship.

• Maintain a life consistent with that of a passionate disciple of Christ
• Ability to effectively interact with a wide range of people with self-confidence 
• Capable of organization to accomplish goals
• A heart for worship
• Ability to build and maintain a music ministry team
• Proven, verifiable competency in leading corporate worship 
• Have the spiritual leadership qualities expressed in I Tim 3

• Leadership of Worship Team

o Maintain a team that will lead relevant and engaging musical worship for Sunday mornings and occasional special services.
o Recruit, audition, schedule, rehearse (providing training as appropriate) and communicate with worship and A/V team participants in an effective and timely manner
o In coordination with the Lead Pastor, plan music sets, programming elements and orders of services
o Continually evaluate worship ministry components to ensure they are advancing God's vision for Ontario Free
o In coordination with the Lead Pastor develop and maintain a philosophy of worship ministry for Ontario Free 
o Lead the church into a greater understanding and appreciation of Biblical expressions of corporate worship

• Audio Visual technical oversight

o Oversee set-up/tear-down of sound equipment and instruments for rehearsals, worship services and/or special events
o Oversee A/V ministry area, ensuring accurate, appropriate and effective display of content

• General Responsibilities: 

o Active participation in mentoring relationship with Lead Pastor
o Ensure appropriate priority is given to personal family responsibilities

Salary/Time Commitment:
This is a part-time salaried position (minimum 10-15 hours a week commitment required). Salary commensurate upon skills, experience and time available.

What do we do: Lead people to live a Greater Life in Christ.
1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is GREATER than the one who is in the world. 

By Growing, Showing and Going

God's vision for Ontario Free will only be realized as we come to understand our need to GROW in our own personal faith. Through that growth, all of our service to Him and in our community will be realized. We will strive to love Him more passionately, serve Him more faithfully, and know Him more intimately.


As we GROW closer to God we will be able to see the world through His eyes and love the world with His heart. Out of our own love for God, we will strive to SHOW those around us the love God has for them, so they too can experience the "Greater Life" He offers us all.


As we GROW in our relationship with God, understanding His heart for the world should motivate us to GO. We can't sit back and wait for people to come to us. We need to move outside our comfort zones to continue the ministry Christ came to earth to perform: to SEEK and save that which is lost.


One in Spirit & Purpose (Phil 2:1-2)
If interested please contact Pastor Tony at livefree@ontariofree.com.


Group Facilitator/Female Mentor
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH
August 18, 2015
Group Facilitator/Female Mentor
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH

Ashland Parenting Plus, a non-profit agency in Ashland, OH is looking for someone who has a heart and passion to work with High-Risk Teens in a Group leader and mentoring role.  This is a part time position (20-25 hours per week) that we would like to fill immediately.  Applicant needs to enjoy working with adolescents and possess the ability to provide individual and / or group education with the intended purpose of instilling the idea of respecting others, reducing teen pregnancy and reducing court involvement of teens.  An excellent knowledge of adolescent development, group work and mentoring is essential.  Work experience with teens and a bachelor's degree in a social work/education or comparable field is required. 


If interested please send resumes to:

Ashland Parenting Plus, 1763 SR 60, Ashland OH,

Attention:  Catherine Swope, Director.

Senior Pastor (Part- time)
Southeast Christian Fellowship, Washington, DC
August 18, 2015
Senior Pastor (Part- time)
Southeast Christian Fellowship, Washington, DC

Southeast Christian Fellowship Church (SECF) is a Scripture-focused body of believers who gather for the purpose of glorifying God, equipping disciples, and telling the world about the work of Christ as Redeemer.  SECF is Christ Centered, Purpose Driven, whose mission is tocontinue the ministry of Jesus Christ through creative ministry to foster spiritual growth while building Christian character resulting in a positive impact on our community.  Our purpose is to spread the Good News of salvation by grace, and to build the Church through Discipleship, Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, and Ministry.  We are seeking a Part-time Pastor, who has been born again and baptized in the Trinity, who can give leadership to our ministry vision and purpose.    


Qualifications: Applicants must possess, or be a candidate for, at least a Master of Divinity Degree from an accredited theological seminary or university, and significant related experience in church ministry leadership (e.g., Assistant Pastor, Associate Minister, Youth Minister, or equivalent). All Candidates must be licensed and ordained (or a candidate for ordination). The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

 The ability to prepare and deliver Biblically sound and inspirational sermons led by the Holy Spirit.

 Personal character and financial standing must be above reproach both inside and outside the church, as stated in 1 Timothy 3. The Candidate must possess a strong commitment to family.

 A heart for discipleship and the ability to provide strong Bible-based teaching and study that is relevant, engaging, and understandable.

 A strong grasp and passion for doctrine and theology to equip the flock to contend for and defend the faith.

 A deep passion for the caring and shepherding of the flock.

 Strong interpersonal skills, including effective conflict resolution.

 Accessibility and sensitivity to the physical, spiritual, cultural and socio-economic needs of all members of the congregation.

 A vision for developing and growing church membership that is strongly rooted in the Word of God.

 A commitment to growing and encouraging the spiritual development of children, youth, young adults, and families in the congregation.

 An openness to consider new ideas and approaches, including an openness to different worship styles and ministries.


 The Teaching and Preaching of God's Word.

 To love and care for the congregation on a consistent basis by getting acquainted with all members and assisting them with their physical and spiritual needs as needed.

 Provide spiritual oversight and care for the church family; helping and encouraging believers to develop and use their spiritual gifts and their talents.

 Work with the Deacons in maintaining a spiritually healthy church, and with the church leadership to effectively and efficiently manage the church's resources.

 Demonstrate Godly leadership and wisdom in planning worship services, church events, and working with church committees, lay leaders, and volunteers.

 Provide Pastoral care such as officiating funerals and weddings, providing short term counseling, and visiting the home-bound and hospitalized.

 Willing to support and attend church activities and events, and fellowship with outside church ministries.


Interested applicants must provide three (3) copies of each of the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Official transcript of any academic records
  • Copy of Ministerial License
  • Copy of Certificate of Ordination (if available)
  • Three personal and professional references
  • Sample of Sermon (transcript, CD, or DVD)
  • Current photo

Complete submissions must be postmarked no later than October 5, 2015, and sent to:

(Incomplete submissions will not be considered.)

Southeast Christian Fellowship Church

c/o Pastor Search Committee 3140 Q, Street, SE

Washington, DC 20020

Candidates must consent to, as requested: Reference checks, education/credential verification, criminal history background check, drug test, and credit/financial history review. Additional information may be requested and/or required.

All information will be treated in a confidential manner.


Family Wraparound Service Coordination Team member / Parent Educator
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH
August 18, 2015
Family Wraparound Service Coordination Team member / Parent Educator
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH

Established, growing, nonprofit agency, working with youth and families is expanding to include a Part Time (20-30 hours a week) Diversion Wraparound /Service Coordinator position.  We are looking for someone who has a heart and passion for work with high risk youth and their families and has knowledge of the juvenile justice system.   It will also include parent education to family's who are need of help knowing how to best parent their children.  This position will involve coordinating, running and following up with a team of family members, family natural supports and professional’s to wrap services around a youth and his/her family; in home, school and community agency settings.  This position requires excellent diagnostic, communication and documentation skills as well as knowledge of family systems theory.  The qualified person will be a LPC or LSW, LPCC or LISW preferred.  Must have computer skills as well as a valid and current driver’s license and car insurance. 

Send letter of interest and resume by 08/31/15 to:


Ashland Parenting Plus

1763 State Route 60, South

Ashland, OH  44805

Attention:  Catherine C. Swope, LPCC 

Director – Ashland Parenting Plus

Worship Leader (Part-time)
5 Stones Community Church, Ashland, OH
August 14, 2015
Worship Leader (Part-time)
5 Stones Community Church, Ashland, OH

5 stones community church is looking for a rock-n-roll worship leader.  The position is 8-10 hours per week and there is a salary/stipend.  If you want to be part of a dynamic ministry that meets on a college campus we may be looking for you. 


Contact david@5stones.org if interested.

Director of Discipleship
Gay Street UMC, Mount Vernon, Ohio
August 10, 2015
Director of Discipleship
Gay Street UMC, Mount Vernon, Ohio

OUR MISSION: Our mission at Gay Street United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by connecting to God, to all people, and to the world in ministry. 

PURPOSE: The Director of Discipleship is responsible for assisting the Pastor in carrying out the ministry, mission, and programs of the church. 

QUALIFICATIONS: The Director of Discipleship should have a college degree in a related field (e.g., ministry, teaching, counseling, social work) and/or experience in leading and developing small group ministries. 

HOURS AND SALARY: This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits including health insurance, pension contributions, and death/disability insurance. Salary is negotiable based on education and experience. 

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Director of Discipleship will be selected and appointed by the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) in consultation with the Pastor. He/she will report to the Pastor and the SPRC. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Discipleship will be responsible for

  • Recruiting, training and coordinating volunteer staff for youth ministries (pre-K through 12th grade), adult discipleship growth, small group studies, and hospitality ministry;
  • Designing and overseeing training sessions for all ministries to develop and implement a comprehensive discipleship ministry aimed at maturing disciples, helping them to identify their gifts and graces, and equipping them for ministry within and outside of the church;
  • Working to increase diversity of small groups and programs;
  • Assisting in the development of a new and effective hospitality ministry with contemporary theological approaches;
  • Working with the Pastor and SPRC to help guide the efforts of the church as they turn from focusing on the individual to focusing on the church community;
  • Striving to create an atmosphere in which members are able to be more genuine and vulnerable (in the sense of opening up and sharing with one another in order to support each other);
  • Managing and coordinating the enlistment and work of the discipleship leaders. This includes making sure leaders have the resources they need;
  • Meeting regularly with the Pastor and church leadership to plan and evaluate ministries.
  • Seeking new opportunities to involve people of all ages in discipleship. This may include new ministries or expanding existing areas of ministry;
  • Verifying that all volunteers who are subject to our Safe Sanctuary Policy have applications and/or BCI background checks completed and on file in the church’s secured personnel files;
  • Working with area colleges to develop internship opportunities in the church for ministry students;
  • In the areas of youth ministries, adult discipleship growth, and small group studies, the Director of Discipleship will work with the pastor and volunteer staff in choosing and implementing all curriculums.


SPIRITUAL REQUIREMENTS: The Director of Discipleship should embody

  • A foundation grounded in Biblical knowledge, augmented by contemporary writing and discussion;
  • A passion for knowing and growing in Christ, and the ability to articulate a personal faith journey;
  • A heart to see unbelievers connected to God and to see believers grow in their faith;
  • A genuine willingness to connect or collaborate, without pretension, with other denominations, spiritual traditions, and community organizations or institutions as appropriate to help Gay Street UMC grow as a welcoming and trusted member of the Mount Vernon and Knox County community;
  • A genuine willingness to minister to all of God’s children, regardless of race, color, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, or political belief.


SKILL REQUIREMENTS: The Director of Discipleship must have the ability to

  • Relate to and work thoughtfully with persons of all ages and diversities, including the Pastor, church staff, youth, committees, parents, volunteers, visitors to services, social service outreach programs, and community outreach endeavors;
  • Design long and short term plans for ministry efforts and other projects;
  • Learn and use church membership software and popular types of social media interfaces;
  • Be an effective communicator with good interpersonal and organizational skills to lead and motivate people and to communicate thoughts and ideas one-on-one, in small groups, and in congregational settings;
  • Align with United Methodist doctrine and possess a working knowledge of the structure and lines of authority of the United Methodist Church and basic Wesleyan theology (or willingness to learn);
  • Guide the ministries of the church to align with the mission of the church;
  • Develop and implement an effective budget.

EVALUATION: The Director of Discipleship shall be evaluated annually by the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, in consultation with the Pastor.

 To submit resumes or obtain a full ministry description, e-mail LeeAnn Couts at leeanncouts87@gmail.com

Licensed Therapists
Catalyst Life Services (The Center/The Rehab Center), Mansfield, OH
July 30, 2015
Licensed Therapists
Catalyst Life Services (The Center/The Rehab Center), Mansfield, OH

Catalyst Life Services in Mansfield, Ohio, has immediate openings for licensed Therapists to work in the Child & Adolescent department and the Adult Mental Health/Crisis/AOD departments.  The positions include assessing, counseling and monitoring clients at the agency and other off-site locations in Mansfield/Richland county.  Must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral form.  Must be able to work flexible hours including some evenings.  Must recognize unusual or threatening situations, identify indicators of abuse, neglect and family dysfunction and determine appropriate treatment or referral.  Ohio licensure (LSW, PC, MFT) required with independent licensure (LISW, PCC, IMFT) preferred.  Must have current Ohio driver's license with acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance.  An individual who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of himself/herself or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for the position.  Pre-employment drug screen and BCII required.

Catalyst Life Services provides a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

*   Paid Time Off package

*   Health, Dental and Vision insurances

*   Health Savings Account with employer contributions

*   403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions

*   Paid holidays

*   Paid Life insurance and Short-term and Long-term disability policies

*   Free CEU's available through online training system

Interested parties are invited to send their resume to Human Resources, 741 Scholl Rd, Mansfield OH 44907 or email to employment@catalystlifeservices.org for consideration.

Adjunct Instructor or Visiting Teacher for Jewish Ministry
Tikvat Yisrael Yeshiva,Lyndhurst, Ohio
July 22, 2015
Adjunct Instructor or Visiting Teacher for Jewish Ministry
Tikvat Yisrael Yeshiva,Lyndhurst, Ohio

Tikvat Yisrael Yeshiva, an educational ministry of Tikvat Yisrael Messianic Synagogue in Lyndhurst, Ohio is looking for individuals with a ministry background, having some knowledge of the Messianic movement and the Judaic-Christian perspective and a strong interest in teaching classes or weekend seminars for a lay ministry program that focuses on Jewish ministry.  Seminary or Christian College/University Master’s or doctoral degrees preferable, but we will also consider seminary students working on their Master’s or doctoral degrees.  For more information or to apply, contact Dr. Deborah Burd, Rosh Yeshiva at (330) 622-0481 or dburd4456@hotmail.com.

Group Facilitator / Male Mentor
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH
July 20, 2015
Group Facilitator / Male Mentor
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH

Ashland Parenting Plus, a non-profit agency in Ashland, OH is looking for someone who has a heart and passion to work with High-Risk Teens in a Group leader and mentoring role.  This is a part time position (20-25 hours per week) that we would like to fill immediately.  Applicant needs to enjoy working with adolescents and possess the ability to provide individual and / or group education with the intended purpose of instilling the idea of respecting others, reducing teen pregnancy and reducing court involvement of teens.  An excellent knowledge of adolescent development, group work and mentoring is essential.  Work experience with teens and a bachelor's degree in a social work/education or comparable field is required. 


If interested please send resumes to:

Ashland Parenting Plus, 1763 SR 60, Ashland OH,

Attention:  Catherine Swope, Director.


Youth Program Leader
The City Mission, Cleveland, OH
July 9, 2015
Youth Program Leader
The City Mission, Cleveland, OH

Position Overview
Creates, organizes and supervises recreational youth programming, including physical and special interest activities.

Essential Job Functions
• Supports the core beliefs and vision of The City Mission.
• Develops programming that is culturally diverse, interesting and relevant to specific age groups.
• Continuously evaluates and improves program design, curriculum, and standards.
• Establishes program standards; measures results; makes necessary adjustments.
• Participates in the recruitment and training of unsalaried staff.
• Supports fundraising activities and other events; markets and promotes programs.
• Ensures compliance to established procedures, policies, and safety standards.
• Informs management by analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
• Must be available to work a flexible schedule - required to work some evenings and weekends.
• Able to relate well to youth of all ages.
• Maintains a clean, orderly and safe environment.
• Interacts, relates, and serves as a positive role model.
Professional Qualifications
• Relevant College Degree or 2-3 years’ experience in Evangelical Youth Ministry
• Strong work ethic
• Strong organizational skills
• Microsoft Office proficient
• Crisis intervention training preferred

Physical Requirements
• Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete)
• Bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties
• Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with clients, volunteers, and co-workers, includes hand/eye coordination
• Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with clients, volunteers, and co-workers, giving and receiving instructions
• Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while 
• Subject to excessive noise
• Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective manner;
• Must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines
• Must be able to communicate professionally via computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook
• Must be able to handle pressure of constantly working with individuals in crisis.

Spiritual Qualifications
• Professes Jesus as Lord and Savior
• Believes the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, & ultimate authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
• Patterns life after the example of Jesus and the commands and principles found in the Bible
• Desires to serve the Lord in the ministry of rescue
E-mail cover letter and resume to HumanResources@TheCityMission.org

Director of Youth Ministry (Part-time)
First United Church of Christ, Galion, OH
May 15, 2015
Director of Youth Ministry (Part-time)
First United Church of Christ, Galion, OH


The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for providing the youth of First UCC with opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship, worship, and mission.


  1. Plan all programming and mission opportunities for youth grades 6-12.
  2. Recruit, train, and lead youth advisors.
  3. Support youth in crisis and times of need.
  4. Attend monthly Consistory meetings.
  5. Work with Christian Education Team as needed.
  6. Lead worship with youth as assigned by Senior Pastor.
  7. Manage youth ministry budget; fundraise when necessary.
  8. Participate in Continuing Education opportunities.
  9. Manage permission forms for youth and background checks for adult volunteers.
  10. Teach Youth Sunday School on Sunday morning at 9:30am for Middle and High School students.
  11. Assist with confirmation class as needed.
  12. Regularly lead youth moments for second service and arrange lay people to lead them as well. 


  1. Encouraged to attend extracurricular activities of youth: one game/activity/concert per youth/per season.
  2. Preach/lead worship as assigned by Senior Pastor.


  1. Solid Christian principles and character
  2. Theological training and skills. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. Strong organizational skills
  5. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal tactfully and effectively with persons at all levels of the church.

Salary ………………………….. $8,900/year (payable twice a month)
Paid Time Off ………………… 10 Days

All interested candidates please contact pastor@uccgalion.orgwith cover letter and resume included to be considered for the position. You may also contact the Sr. Pastor Darrin Harvey at 937-776-6206 if there are any questions.

First United Church of Christ in Galion has a long history in the community of meeting people’s spiritual needs as well as a strong commitment to mission both near and far. We are in the process of transitioning into the future God has for us and are excited to be able to expand our staff.

You are welcome to check out our website at www.uccgalion.org for more information about us and/or find us on Facebook.

This position is a newly created paid position that will continue a program that has already been established for a few years.

The candidate we are looking for is someone that is self-motivated, creative and energetic. Experience working with youth is desirable but not necessary. This position would be ideal for someone in seminary looking for ministry experience that would fulfill contextual education requirements although all candidates will be considered.

Galion, Ohio is a medium size community in North Central Ohio. It’s young people represent three different area school systems. 

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