Position Location Date Posted
Clinical Director
Cornerstone of Hope, Independence, OH
May 21, 2015
Clinical Director
Cornerstone of Hope, Independence, OH

The Clinical Director will be primarily responsible to provide clinical leadership, hiring, management, and evaluation of staff and interns, clinical documentation and compliance with licensing regulations and legal and ethical standards. Development and oversight of client and customer satisfaction surveys and outcomes. Additionally, the Clinical Director will develop and deliver comprehensive student internship programming while managing an appropriate individual caseload.
 
Must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience as an independently licensed PCC-S. Direct counseling and group work experience; bereavement experience; and the ability to work as a team member, 40 hours per week. Call Francine Artiste at 216-524-HOPE (4673) if you have any questions or to confirm successful receipt of resume. E-mail resumes to: Francine@cornerstoneofhope.org
 
Applicants may apply for the position directly on the Cornerstone of Hope website at cornerstoneofhope.org or they E-mail resumes to: Francine@cornerstoneofhope.org. Interested candidates can contact Francine Artiste at 216-524-HOPE (4673) for any questions or to confirm successful receipt of resume.
 

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

JOB SUMMARY: 

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

 PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  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. 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLITIES AS WILLING:

  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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  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. 

Instructional Media Specialist
Logos Mobile Education
May 13, 2015
Instructional Media Specialist
Logos Mobile Education

Faithlife is seeking a full-time Instructional Media Specialist to join our Mobile Ed Department.
 
Instructional Medial Specialists enrich Logos Mobile Ed lecture content with on-screen text, motion graphics and other elements to enhance learning. They work closely with a team of instructional designers, contributing editors and copy editors to ensure a high standard of quality is met for all Mobile Ed courses.
 
Requirements:
Biblical domain knowledge
2+ years experience editing video or audio
Ability to summarize complex ideas
Attention to detail
Ability to meet hard deadlines
An interest in lifelong learning and education
 
Benefits:
Smart coworkers
Competitive salary
401(k) retirement plan
Health insurance plan
Flexible spending accounts
Free beverages and espresso
Outdoor center
Discount gym memberships
 
About Faithlife
Faithlife (formerly Logos Bible Software) builds award-winning mobile, web, and desktop applications in a casual, yet fast-paced environment. We create a diverse set of products, including Logos Bible Software, Faithlife, Proclaim, Vyrso, andBiblia.com.
 
Faithlife is frequently nominated as a Washington Best Workplace, and has also been recognized as a Best Christian Workplace. Most recently, we were honored as one of Glassdoor.com's Top-10 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For.Email a cover letter, resume, and a sample of your work to careers@faithlife.com.

 

Video Instructor
Logos Mobile Education
May 13, 2015
Video Instructor
Logos Mobile Education

Logos builds award winning mobile, web, and desktop applications for Bible study. We speak directly to our loyal and growing customer base through a wide variety of digital media channels.
 
As a Mobile Ed Video Instructor, you'll work from home to create instructional screencast videos as part of the Mobile Education curriculum. Help people master the Logos 6 desktop software that you love from the comfort of your home. Since this is a contract position, you can take on as much work as you’d like.
 
Requirements
 
Strong working knowledge of Logos Bible Software.
Exceptional verbal communication skills.
Unstoppable work ethic.
Seminary training. 
 
Bonus Points
 
Experience making screencast videos.
 
A full description of this position can be found at:  www.logos.com/jobs

 

Children's Pastor (Full-time)
Port City Community Church, Wilmington, NC
May 11, 2015
Children's Pastor (Full-time)
Port City Community Church, Wilmington, NC

Port City Community Church, a thriving, multi-site church of over 5,500 is seeking a full-time Children’s Pastor who is gifted by God for leadership ministry among young ones birth through 5th grade at their Wilmington campus in North Carolina. The church is both casual and energetic, with a commitment to build and execute ministry through the most relevant and effective means. The pastor will align vision for and oversee a comprehensive ministry that includes faith formation of children, equipping and empowering people for deep impact ministry, and partnering with parents in the spiritual development of children.                                                                                                                 

To apply, please forward your resume and letter of interest to kristinaz@ymarchitects.com

Small Group Coordinator (Part-time)
Ridgewood United Methodist Church, Parma, OH
May 7, 2015
Small Group Coordinator (Part-time)
Ridgewood United Methodist Church, Parma, OH

*Coordinates and oversees implementation of new small groups consistent with the vision goals of Ridgewood United Methodist Church to bring additional young adults into the church while making disciples of Christ in service to all.

*Serves as a small group leader/facilitator.

*Recruits others to lead and/or facilitate small groups.

*Arranges for leader/facilitator training, as warranted.

*Acts as a resource, and researches topics appropriate for various small groups, such as spiritual formation, discipleship, relationship development, stewardship, etc.

*Publicizes and promotes current and new small groups to the congregation and the community via Ridgewood’s newsletter, bulletin, website, Facebook, social media, Parma Post, and other areas likely to be frequented by young adults.

*Targets strategies and materials to reach younger groups such as parent-teacher groups, sports teams, baptismal parents, newly married, etc.

*Meets periodically with the Senior Pastor for strategic missional planning.

*Attends periodic meetings  with the Education Team and Church Council.

*Regular oversight is provided by the Senior Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Team.

*Must be comfortable working with a variety of age groups.

*Must be able to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and/or weekends.

*Mimimum bachelors degree. Small group education experience preferred.

$1,000 per month, approximately 15 hours per week commencing August 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016.

Applicants are welcome to submit resumes via e-mail to g4law@cox.net or by mail to Ridgewood United Methodist Church, Att: Gloria Homolak, 6330 Ridge Road, Parma, OH   44130.    Contact 440-885-4983 for questions. 

Substitute Teacher
CenterPoint Church in Lewis Center, Ohio
May 7, 2015
Substitute Teacher
CenterPoint Church in Lewis Center, Ohio

As a substitute teacher at CenterPoint Childcare my responsibilities include the following:

 

-   Model a true Christian lifestyle at all times; both at work and home.

-   Make sure ODJFS rules are followed at all times.

-   Provide the parents with the needed support, information and encouragement to help raise their child.

-   Nurture every child with love, compassion, and understanding, while supporting and motivating their unique individualism.

-   Be on time and flexible to the center’s needs.

-   Maintain the classroom schedule to the best of my ability, including diaper changes and bathroom routines.

-   Fill out a daily report for each child, if required in the classroom.

-   Give the children snacks and lunch per the classroom schedule.

-   Read through the sub file and use any provided lesson plans.

-   Supervise during outside playtime and when in the play room.

-   Supervise during rest time.

-   Clean up the classroom after any activities. 

-  Participate in shared cleaning responsibility throughout the center.

-   As a staff member I realize that I may have to work over to maintain child teacher ratio.  At the same time I may be required to leave early due to child teacher ratios.

 

Interested applicants please contact Pastor Nathan at: CenterPoint Church; Church: 740-548-5190 or Nathan Weller, Pastor: 614-620-2590

 

 

 

Pastor for Children and Youth
First Church of New Knoxville, New Knoxville, OH
May 1, 2015
Pastor for Children and Youth
First Church of New Knoxville, New Knoxville, OH

First Church of New Knoxville is a historic, rural church in Western Ohio. New Knoxville and the surrounding area were settled by German immigrants in the 1800’s and continue to be influenced by this rich heritage. Current membership is 547 persons with worship attendance ranging from 180 to 260. Coming from a background in the German Reformed tradition, the church joined the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934 and the United Church of Christ in 1957. In December, 2014, the congregation voted to leave the UCC and hired a Transitional Senior Pastor to discern a way forward, including the search for a new denomination. It is expected that this time of transition might be up to two years. First Church vision statement affirms that we are “a community of faith who engage biblical truth to provide an environment where people mature as disciples of Christ.”

Hours: Full time

Qualifications:

  • A heart for winning youth to Christ
  • Proven ability to connect to youth and their families
  • Completed BA in youth ministry or a completed or semi-completed master’s level degree in divinity, spiritual formation, or family ministry with an emphasis on youth.
  • Ability to travel to New Knoxville or to relocate to New Knoxville
  • An understanding of transitional (interim) ministry
  • Maintains confidentiality and is a safe person for youth to be with

Duties:

  • Helping to develop a holistic and integrated approach to spiritual formation from childhood intoyoung adulthood
  • Planning and leading weekly junior and senior high youth groups including youth worship
  • Developing relationships with youth
  • Counselling youth
  • Working with youth leadership team and Sunday School department to expand program
  • Leading and developing skills of church volunteers
  • Identifying and mentoring young leaders
  • Planning and leading annual, summer youth mission trip
  • Organizing summer camping participation
  • Assistance with local VBS
  • Assistance with confirmation
  • Helping to research and evaluate youth resources in denominations church leaders are considering.

Responsible to: This person works with the Youth Ministry Team and is supervised by the Transitional Senior Pastor.

Pay and Benefits:

  • Salary: Based on education and experience
  • Pension and health care negotiable.
  • Local auto allowance
  • Continuing education
  • 4 weeks vacation

Please send current resume to: Pastor Beth Ernest beth.ernest@gmail.com by May 31st, 2015

 

Associate Pastor/Director of Youth Ministries
Commerce United Methodist Church, Commerce, MI
April 30, 2015
Associate Pastor/Director of Youth Ministries
Commerce United Methodist Church, Commerce, MI

Commerce United Methodist Church is seeking to fill the newly created position of Associate Pastor/Director of Youth Ministries.  This is a unique position in that the person serving will be half-time Associate Pastor and half-time Youth Director.  CUMC is seeking an energized, motivated individual with a strong Christian faith and ability to communicate their faith to others and be an example to the youth of CUMC.  Reporting directly to the Senior Pastor, your responsibilities will include:

  • Along with Senior Pastor, provide pastoral care to the church and community as needed
  • Work with the Senior Pastor to develop and implement strategies to grow the church
  • Work with the Senior Pastor to develop and enhance community relations and the ministry within the community
  • Direct and oversee the Christian based youth and young adult programs. This includes but is not limited to: providing bible study and spiritual growth opportunities, planning mission projects and trips, and other fellowship opportunities deemed beneficial for the youth and young adults.
  • Work to identify opportunities to grow youth and young adult membership and participation in the Church.  This includes: developing and managing follow ups with those visiting our church, (specifically ones with interest in youth and young adult programing), exploring opportunities This includes developing and managing follow ups with families visiting our church in the community at-large, and within the church community network.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist with youth leadership.  This person will work to develop volunteers to be able to mentor the youth at CUMC.  The Director of Youth Ministries will coordinate and monitor volunteers pertaining to youth activities.

Qualifications:

  • A strong Christian faith and ability to communicate their faith to others
  • Supportive of the United Methodist Discipline and Wesleyan Theology
  • Believe in authority of scripture
  • Be an effective manager and leader of volunteers and efforts
  • Approachable and easy to work with
  •  Minimum Bachelor Degree required.  Seminary Degree and/or seminary experience preferred

CUMC is offering a generous compensation package including a competitive salary, health benefits, a matching church pension program after one year of service, and paid vacation time.  All qualified candidates interested in applying for the position should send a resume and cover letter to either Pastor Deane Wyllys, Senior Pastor, atdwyllys@sbcglobal.net or Matthew Kennedy, chair of the Staff Parrish Relations Committee, atmatthew.a.kennedy3290@gmail.com or send their information to the church office at 1155 Commerce Road, Commerce MI 48382. Office Phone (248)363-3935.

Director of Family Life Ministries
Central Trinity United Methodist Church, Zanesville, OH
April 28, 2015
Director of Family Life Ministries
Central Trinity United Methodist Church, Zanesville, OH

Central Trinity United Methodist Church, (500 members), is seeking a full-time director of family life ministries. Responsibilities would include developing, planning, and implementing ministries for family, youth, and children. This person would also serve as worship leader at Sunday morning services.
For a detailed job description, please e-mail centraltrinity@sbcglobal.net
 
Requirements for this position include a bachelor's degree in a related field and proven experience in family, children, and/or youth ministries as well as believe in the United Methodist (Wesleyan) doctrine, theology, and Christian disciplines.
 
Please submit a resume to the Staff Parish Committee via e-mail: centraltrinity@sbcglobal.net

Nursery Coordinator
Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington, OH
April 28, 2015
Nursery Coordinator
Worthington Presbyterian Church, Worthington, OH

PURPOSE: To ensure that the nursery is a secure, nurturing environment where each child will see, hear, and feel the love of God and parents can feel confident their child will receive the highest quality of care and ministry. 

Relationships

  • Reports to the Director of Children’s Ministries
  • Responsible to the Children’s Committee for implementing and reviewing nursery policies to ensure quality care for children and maintain a safe, clean and loving environment.
  • Works with the church staff, commissions, members, volunteers, and public.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Be the warm, welcoming presence that children and parents come to recognize each Sunday.
  • Greet children and parents as they arrive – help to acclimate the child as quickly as possible and greet parents warmly.
  • Oversee the care, maintenance, cleanliness, security and safety of the nursery area and equipment.
  • Make sure the nursery is always aesthetically pleasing to parents and children.
  • Maintain a volunteer chart for parents or others to sign up to help. Encourage parents to volunteer to help.
  • Oversee volunteers that come to help – encourage them to be attentive to the children.
  • Maintain attendance records and a notebook of children who regularly attend.
  • Make use of materials provided to encourage Christian Education – pointing out posters, playing music, reading stories and using other materials as appropriate.
  • Serve as a point of contact for new families with nursery age children. Ask them to give you contact information and provide them with information about the nursery and other ministry programs or direct them to the Director of Christian Education for further information.
  • Inform the Director of Children’s Ministry if a family has been absent recently or if you are aware of any special ministry needs.
  • Give information collected from visitors or questions from anyone to the Director of Children’s Ministry for follow up.
  • Keep track of supplies, i.e. wipes, diapers, gloves, tissues, changing pads or other items needed. Give the Director of Children’s Ministry a list so she can purchase items.
  • Maintain a bin of toys that need to be cleaned each week. Be sure that these toys are cleaned and sanitized before you leave.
  • Make note of any special cleaning that you feel needs attention during the week.
  • Be sure that the nursery is clean and toys are put away each week before leaving.
  • Meet on a quarterly basis with the Children’s Committee.

Core Competencies

  • Knowledge of child development with particular emphasis or experience working with children birth to 3.
  • Communication skills – toddler and adult
    • Understanding of appropriate vocabulary and tones when guiding young children
    • That enhance collaboration with parents and volunteers
    • Writing skills to prepare clear and concise required reports
    • Developmentally appropriate child guidance strategies
    • Awareness of physical and behavioral cues indicating possible abuse and knowledge of regulations requiring mandatory reporting
    • Record keeping/organizational skills as noted in the job description
    • Physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.
    • Good health practices related to minimizing infection, e.g., diaper changes, leaking noses
    • Maintains certifications in the following:
      • First Aid
      • Communicable Disease
      • Child Abuse Prevention
      • Infant and Child CPR

 Qualifications

Meets one or more of the following:

  • Preferred Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in child development or related field.
  • Minimum completion of a 2-year child development program with 2 years of relevant employment or active participation in an extended 4-year program in which there has been successful participation in a program under professional supervision.
  • Previous experience of 2 years or more in a structured child care setting providing care for children from birth to age 3. 

Attitude

Demonstrates readiness to serve with enthusiasm, creativity, and flexibility

Adheres to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of PC (USA) Churches

Terms

The expected hours for this position are:

  • Expectation of 4 hours per Sunday from the 2nd Sunday in September through May.
  • 2.5 hours per Sunday (time dependent of summer worship hours) from the first Sunday in June through Labor Day weekend.
  • Additional hours for special Worship Services (i.e. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday) or other church events requiring childcare or obtains replacement with appropriate experience and orientation to the position.
  • Position to be paid bi-monthly on 15th and the 30th, or when these days fall on a weekend or holiday, the last working day preceding 15th and the 30th of the month

For more information please contact: 

Donna McCauley
Worthington Presbyterian Church Nursery Committee
614-893-7695

 

 

Organist
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH
April 24, 2015
Organist
Ontario UMC, Ontario, OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

 

Education and Experience Preferences

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

 

Details:

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

 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:

Rev. Jim Humphrey

First United Methodist Church

201 W. High Avenue

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

 

Electronic submissions are acceptable at: office@npfirstumc.org

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

Summary:

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities

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

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

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

  4. Nursery

    1. Builds team

    2. Communicates with director who coordinates workers

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

  5. Children’s Ministry

    1. Builds team

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

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

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

  6. Youth Ministry

    1. Build team

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

    3. Create outreach events to grow the program

    4. Plan and implement a yearly mission experience.

    5. Plan and implement a youth retreat

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

  7. Confirmation

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

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

  8. Administration

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

    2. Grow attendance in all discipleship programming.

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

    4. Maintain budget for education ministries.

    5. Coordinate ordering of supplies.

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

  9. Teaching, Care and Training

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

    2. Guide recruitment and equipping of teachers.

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

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Special Considerations

  1. Can clearly communicate their faith story.

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

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

  4. Pass a background check

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

  6. Teaching experience preferred.

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

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

  9. Must communicate clearly

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

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

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

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

  14. Must have a good sense of humor.

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

 

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

Rev. Dr. Tim Morrison

timm@elyriafirstumc.org

312  Third Street

Elyria, OH 44035

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Ideally, Candidates will demonstrate the following:

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

About this position

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

Send inquiries to the following:

Sharon Haydn

Chairman, Search Committee C.B.C.

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

Email to: shaydn1214@gmail.com

Ph. 440 773-3719

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

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

Job Description:

1. Purpose and Scope

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

Job Responsibilities
1. Vision:

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

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

2. Programming:

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

 3. Leadership:

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

 4. Recruitment:

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

 5.  Administration:

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

 6. Shepherding:

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

Minimum Requirements

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

Spiritual Requirements

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

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

Website: hilltopcommunity.org

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

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

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

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

Requirments inclucde:

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

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

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

Job Title:   Youth Minister

Reports to:    Senior Pastor

Hours Per Week:    Negotiable  

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

To apply:

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

Pilgrim Church

1375 W. Sylvania AVenue

Toledo, OH 43612

              

 

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

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

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

For more information go to www.cumberlandchurch.org.

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

Be a part of a dynamic team working to improve the lives of children and families!
Seeking flexible, dynamic, creative, therapist to work with children and families in schools and communities.

The Mental Health Clinician requires LPC/LPCC or LSW/LISW licensure. Master’s preferred. Provides counseling services to clients and families on an outreach basis, in the home, school and community, specifically mental health assessment, clinical support, individual and group counseling, family therapy, treatment planning and case management. Coordinate family treatment needs and meet the clients where they are.

Strong organizational skills and internal drive and motivation are necessary for success in this position. Competitive pay commensurate with experience. YAS provides a flexible, professional yet relaxed work environment. Interpersonal skills, judgment, flexibility and commitment are essential to the positions, as well as the ability to work a flexible schedule. Generous vacation and benefit package. Visit our website www.yasohio.org for an application.

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

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


Principle Function: 

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

Key Competencies:

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

Qualifications: 

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

Responsibilities: 

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

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

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

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

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

Positions available:

Fremont, OH:

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

 

Fostoria, OH:

 

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

 

 

 

Norwalk, OH:

  • OP Mental Health Coordinator Full-Time

 

Port Clinton, OH:

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

 

Sandusky, OH:

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

 

Apply online:  www.Firelands.jobs

Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL
March 9, 2015
Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL

Grace Bible Church is seeking a lead pastor who loves the Lord and is following him.  We are looking for him to equip the men and women of our church to do the work of service so that we know the Lord, are living in the love of Christ, and helping others to do the same. 

This pastor, first and foremost, will be following the Lord, and will be devoted to prayer, worship, and Scripture study both personally and as a part of his ministry.  This pastor will also champion the vision of the Lord as Supreme in our lives.  He will regularly exhort a broad audience to believe in the Lord, turn from sin, and follow Him.  We expect him to do this by preaching most Sunday mornings, and by delivering messages that magnify the Lord and articulate truths of Scriptures with depth and precision. 

Furthermore, this pastor will equip the men and women of our church to make disciples with the result that more and more people in our church and community know the Lord, walk in obedience to Him, and invest in the lives of others so that they also make disciples.  This pastor will meet regularly with church leaders and members, individually or in small groups, to teach them, challenge them to greater steps of faith and obedience, encourage and support them in their walk with the Lord, and hold them accountable to the standard of this walk.  He will help individuals discern their spiritual gifts, challenge them to step up, and deploy them where they will be most effective in ministry.  He will also work with leadership to align ministries so they are effective in helping others follow the Lord. 

Grace Bible Church is not looking for a lead pastor to develop a completely new vision for the church, but rather to model our existing vision, articulate it, and equip us to do it.  Furthermore, we are not looking for a pastor who sees his primary responsibility as preaching sermons; we believe this is an important part of the work that needs to be done, but we must go beyond sermons and put our vision into practice, and we need a shepherd who will guide is in this direction. 

Grace Bible Church is passionate about knowing the Lord, living for Him, and helping others do the same.  We are a non-denominational, congregational church in Elmhurst, Illinois, with approximately 170 people attending our Sunday morning service.  We have a strong core of mature, authentic believers striving to follow the Lord, and a capable, unified team of leaders that include elected church members, an assistant pastor, and a youth pastor.  We have a regular Sunday morning worship service, Sunday School for children and adults, and a large number of ministries that meet during the week.  In addition, Grace Bible Church currently supports 23 missionaries throughout the world. 

Please email resumes to resumes@gracebibleelmhurst.com.

 

 

 

 

Worship/Creative Pastor
Fusion Church, Lexington, OH
February 25, 2015
Worship/Creative Pastor
Fusion Church, Lexington, OH

Position Summary:

A worship/ creative pastor will be responsible for selecting and arranging
all music for weekend services.  They will be required one in office day
per week and will also conduct a mid-week worship practice to learn,
arrange, and implement new music.  The music at Fusion is contemporary and
continues to be added to on a frequent basis.  Worship Pastor will need to
have the ability to play a lead instrument such as a guitar or piano,
possess lead vocal abilities, possess an ability to teach harmony parts,
and leadership abilities to work directly with an A/V team and a group of
musicians.  Position will be part time to start but will transition into a
full-time position with additional responsibilities.  Pastoral studies with
an emphasis in music would be valued as an asset to the position.

How to Apply:  
 
All applicants interested in applying may submit a resume to
rose.aaron1@gmail.com or fusionministries.tv@gmail.com

We are looking for someone with a passionate heart for leading others in
worshipping Jesus.  This will be a great position for someone looking to
gain experience and grow with a young and fairly quickly growing church.

Director of Children's Ministry and Christian Education
Broadway United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, OH
February 4, 2015
Director of Children's Ministry and Christian Education
Broadway United Methodist Church, New Philadelphia, OH

Job Type: Twenty hours per week, including Sunday mornings. 

Job Description:

This is a key staff position because Broadway Church has a growing population of children and a calling from God to help children know Jesus and grow in faith.  Our director will oversee and coordinate the Christian Education program for children from birth through fifth grade, recruit teachers for Sunday morning classes and volunteers to care for children in the nursery, supervise the Vacation Bible School, and coordinate other events for children during the year.  The leader will relate well with all ages, train and encourage teachers, be comfortable in a leadership role, be able to share a genuine faith, and work with the staff team to provide experiences for children to grow in fellowship and faith.

Qualifications:

  • Integrity, Christian faith and character, and a heart to serve.
  • Training and experience to lead and inspire teachers, volunteers, and children.
  • A committed, personal relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ, a love for children, and a deep commitment to the spiritual growth of children.
  • Skilled at working with others, recruiting volunteers, and developing leaders in their gifts. Able to train teachers, leaders, and workers with children.
  • Organized and responsible in planning, delegating, and developing ministries and events.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information received as such. Computer skills including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, email, and the Internet.
  • Flexibility to perform additional duties in the area of Christian Education as assigned by the Pastor or Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC). 

Details:

  • The position will close when a suitable candidate has been selected.
  • The church web page www.broadway-umc.org  will be useful to interested candidates wanting to know more about our congregation.

 

Submit Resumes To:

Pastor Bob Kuntz

Broadway United Methodist Church

120 Church Ave. SE.

New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

Electronic submissions are acceptable at: kuntzbob@ohio.net

Children's Church Musician
New Hope Church, Wayne, MI
November 5, 2014
Children's Church Musician
New Hope Church, Wayne, MI

New Hope Church, Wayne. MI is committed to providing children with a true Sunday worship experience. Music is a mode of teaching and transmitting the joy of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Goal of Children's Music Program:

The goal of New Hope Church, Wayne MI is to offer weekly opportunities for faith development and enrichment through Sunday worship that includes music and singing, as well as a message.

The Children’s Church Musician will have primary responsibility to develop a high-quality, spirited, inviting Sunday Worship Services via music and song for young children within congregation. Significant support and assistance will be available from the Senior Pastor and the Director of Music.

Qualifications:

The musician must see this position as a ministry to and with the people of New Hope Church, Wayne, MI. Commitment comes from an understanding of God's love for us and God's desire for us to communicate in all our efforts the Good News of Jesus Christ. A willingness to grow in faith and in this position as the Children's Church Musician is a requirement.

Specific experience will include demonstrated musical ability, preferably basic keyboard proficiency and directing abilities. The Director must understand the nuances of working with a large group of young children and possess the spirit and demeanor to create an inviting, loving, celebratory, directed environment for our goals to be achieved. The Children’s Church Musician must be able to work well with other music staff to develop an exciting, engaging worship experience for young children.

Description of Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:

1. Work with the Senior Pastor to develop a dynamic, inviting weekly young children's worship experience, which will teach and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all young children.

2. Attend regular planning and development meetings with other music staff and pastoral staff representative.

3. Direct children in presenting musical offerings in Sunday worship and special services on a regular basis.

4. Work with other music staff and children's ministry personnel to achieve intergenerational music opportunities for young children. This may include, but is not limited to a Christmas/Easter music program, mass choir anthems and other opportunities as directed.

5. Choose, rehearse and present an annual children's musical for the community. This may be done in cooperation with other music staff and ensembles.

 

Accountability:

The Children's Church Musician will be responsible to the Senior Pastor and the Music Ministry Director. Opportunity for evaluation will take place each spring with an evaluation interview conducted by the Senior Pastor and the Music Ministry Director.

 

Work Relationships:

The Children's Church Musician will:

1. Emphasize and be part of the team spirit with Children’s Church volunteers and recognize the importance and role of each volunteer in the total worship experience of Children’s Church.

2. Foster a spirit of joy and loyalty with fellow volunteers and staff members.

3. Work closely with the Children’s Church Pastor in developing a dynamic, inviting weekly worship experience for young children.

4. Work closely with the Senior Pastor, Music Ministry Director and Children’s Church Pastor to provide spiritually engaging music during Children’s Church worship.

Position open until filled. 

Please direct inquiries to:

Velicia Humes @ 734.546.9611

 

Submit an Opportunity

To submit an opportunity, please send an email to Susan Icenhour with the following information:

  • Position Title
  • Opportunity Location
  • Brief Summary of Position
  • How to Apply
  • Link to Website

Note that all positions will be posted for 60 days unless notified that they have been filled.

Email Susan

Who to Contact

Susan Icenhour sicenhou@ashland.edu 419-289-5023