Position Location Date Posted
Youth Director
Jeromesville UMC, Jeromesville, OH
November 20, 2017
Youth Director
Jeromesville UMC, Jeromesville, OH

Job Duties

          Primary Duty – Under the leadership of the pastor, to provide Bible-based programming for children in grades 3-12 that encourages spiritual growth and service to others.         

          Customary Duties

  1. Agree with the Mission and Vision of the church and support them with a passion.
  2. Attend regularly scheduled Administrative Board meetings as requested.
  3. Understand and follow “Safe Sanctuaries” training for all functions related to youth ministry. 


Specific Duties

  1. Build mentoring relationships with and serve as a Christian resource for the youth.
  2. Plan youth group curriculum and activities based on current events, youth social interests and church-wide, integrated Christian Education programming.
  3. Recruit and coordinate youth and parent volunteer teams.
  4. Work with pastor to train volunteers.
  5. Work with the Pastor Parish Relations (PPR) Committee and the Finance Committee to create and monitor annual budget for all program needs.
  6. Supervise youth fundraising activities.
  7. Understand church liability and provide youth with guidelines for activities that promote safety, especially with respect to transportation to distant activities.
  8. Other duties, as assigned by the pastor.


Equipment and Work Aids – All church office equipment and resource materials available for use.  Must be trained to use the audio/visual equipment. 

Education, Training, Experience – Experience and/or demonstrated heart for working with youth.  Will consider during interview time.


Required Qualifications

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the principles of the United Methodist Church.
  3. Possesses a genuine concern for all people, and the ability to relate well with others in a sensitive and respectful way.
  4. Verbal communications and organizational skills necessary to perform duties.
  5. Professional presentation and behavior.
  6. Work well with the pastor, staff, and volunteers.
  7. Support the church’s vision for ministry.
  8. Respect confidentiality as a staff member and work at good communication.
  9. Must submit to and pass a background check.


Time Requirement

  1. Part-time, salaried, flexible hours.
  2. We expect the position will require 10-12 hours per month on average.
  3. The youth director shall give notice of termination of employment at least 30 days in advance.  The church shall do likewise in the event it wishes to terminate the employment of the youth director.


Organizational Structure

          The youth director shall be responsible to the pastor and the PPR Committee.  The

          youth director will be evaluated and reviewed by the pastor and PPR Committee on an

          annual basis.  This review will be based on performance of job duties (primary,

          customary, and specific), goals and objectives established, and progress which was made

          toward said goals and objectives.



To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to jumc@frontier.com or mail to:

                   Jeromesville UMC

                   P.O. Box 116

                   Jeromesville, OH 44840

You may also call and talk to Rev. Sue Chidley at 419-922-4034.

Senior Pastor
Alliance Friends Church, Alliance, OH
November 16, 2017
Senior Pastor
Alliance Friends Church, Alliance, OH

SENIOR PASTOR being sought at Alliance (Ohio) Friends Church. We are a multi-cultural church worshipping in 3 Sunday morning services with 450-500 attenders. We have dynamic ministries in children, youth, young adult, inner city, Christian School, Celebrate Recovery with 40+ adult connect groups meeting weekly to just name a few.  Our church is seeking someone who senses a call to serve six months as associate under Pastor Rick Sams starting July 1, 2018, then move into the senior role six months later with Pastor Rick taking the associate role after that, staying on staff for another six months till June 30, 2019. Inquire or send resumes to Spiritual Life Elder/Search Committee chair, Donna Carr Jenkins at 330 685 2223 or email donnacj2532@sbcglobal.net

US Army Chaplain
November 9, 2017
US Army Chaplain

Serve God and country as a US ARMY Chaplain!

Chaplain opportunities we recruit:


Provide religious support for soldiers/families while advising the Unit Commander on Religion, Morale and the Moral climate serving part-time 1 weekend/month and 2 weeks for Annual Training normally in the summer.


Provide religious support for soldiers/families while advising the Unit Commander on Religion, Morale and the Moral climate serving full-time on active duty.


Serve in a mentoring relationship with a USAR Chaplain 1 weekend/month while pursuing their MDIV/MA as a full-time student and pursuing CH professional development opportunities during the summer months to prepare them for future service as an Army Chaplain.


Active Duty Chaplain

    US Citizen
    Under 42 yrs of age
    72 credit Master's degree from accredited seminary
    Endorsement from a religious body

Reserve Chaplain

    US Citizen or Green Card holder,
    Under 47 yrs of age,
    72 credit Master's degree from accredited seminary
    Endorsement from a religious body

Chaplain Candidate

    US Citizen or Green Card holder
    Under 37 years of age
    120 credit Bachelor's degree from accredited school
    Enrolled in seminary pursuing a graduate-level theological degree
    Endorsement from a religious body

Contact us today to discuss these great ministry opportunities!

Pro Deo et Patria ~ For God & Country

CH (MAJ) Timothy Ippolito
West Chaplain Recruiting Station
6337 Balboa Blvd, Suite 500
Encino, CA  91316
O: 818-401-2794
C: 818-798-1435

Male Mentor - (High-Risk Teens)
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH
November 8, 2017
Male Mentor - (High-Risk Teens)
Ashland Parenting Plus, Ashland, OH

Looking for someone who has a heart and passion to work with High-Risk Teens in a mentoring role.  This is a part time position (10-12 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 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. 


Mentor Job Description


The Juvenile Diversion program helps to empower youth and their families to make positive life decisions that enable them to maximize their potential and create a positive future that is not court involved. The mentoring program uses gender specific mentors who commit to support, guide, and mentor a young person by becoming part of the their life on a weekly basis and helping the youth develop and reach positive academic, career, social and personal goals that do and reduce or prevent juvenile court involvement.  Other goals are to help reduce truancy, help to develop positive peer relationships, create educational opportunities for both the youth and their parents, develop youth assets through promoting community service and involvement in positive community based activities, and providing intervention methods designed at keeping the family unit safely intact.


Mentor Role

  • Provide a young person with ongoing, weekly, one-to-one relationship
  • Serve as a positive role model and support to mentee and families
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
  • Strive for mutual respect
  • Build self-esteem, social skills and motivation
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
  • Meet weekly with the mentee (for individual one-on-one, once a week, or in a group setting for group facilitators, with individual mentoring time as needed)
  • Communicate with your mentee and family members in between face to face visits
  • Work as an advocate with local schools, community social agencies, juvenile probation, court, police and prosecutors office and mental health agencies
  • Attend trainings as offered by the agency
  • Attend mentor/mentee individual or group events, youth sport or recognition events as available
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be interested in working with young people
  • Adhere to all program policies, procedures and follow the Social Workers and Counselors code of ethics
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting with mentee’s, their families and agency required meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with program director, staff, submit activity reports and Monthly reports (by the 1st  of the month), and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring, activities and relationship with mentee and families
  • Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Not use illicit drugs
  • Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
  • Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse or recently released
  • Not smoke or use tobacco products during mentoring activities
  • Use technology appropriately, and not be distracted from mentee by personal technology.



If interested please send resumes to:

Ashland Parenting Plus, 1763 SR 60, Ashland OH,

Attention:  Catherine Swope, Director.

Worship Leader/Coordinator
Wadsworth Bethany Friends Church, Wadsworth, OH
November 3, 2017
Worship Leader/Coordinator
Wadsworth Bethany Friends Church, Wadsworth, OH

Wadsworth Bethany Friends Church is seeking a Christ-centered person to lead Sunday morning worship in a congregation of 35-50.  This person must be able to coordinate and develop the different talents and musical abilities of the existing worship team to produce a solid worship ministry.  This person will be under the instruction of the Senior Pastor and will talk with him regularly in the music coordination process.



*A heart for Jesus and for leading people in a weekly worship experience.

*Highly dependable, prompt (on time), and organized.

*Proficient in Power Point (or comparable presentation/slide) composition and use.

*Teachable, instructable, and learning attitude.

*Must be proficient in voice and on guitar or keyboard.  Will be leading a mixture of hymns and contemporary Christian music.


*Weekly requirements:  one practice at Bethany Friends, one Sunday morning worship service.


Pay negotiable


*Contact Pastor Zach Rambaud 330-844-2499, or pastorzach77@yahoo.com

Director of Youth and Children's Ministry
Shreve United Methodist Church, Shreve, OH
November 1, 2017
Director of Youth and Children's Ministry
Shreve United Methodist Church, Shreve, OH

The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry (DYCM) is a full-time leadership position within the Shreve United Methodist Church.  The DYCM will lead, develop, coordinate, manage and evaluate the youth and children’s ministries at Shreve United Methodist Church.  The DYCM will have direct oversight of all aspects of ministry to children and youth including but not limited to Church School, Weekday activities, confirmation, music and missions.  The DYCM will recruit, train and oversee teams of Christian leaders to effectively grow and expand our existing ministries.  The DYCM will work to reach new children and youth through intentional outreach and will create programs, ministries, and mission opportunities to nurture children and youth in their Christian education.  The DYCM will work closely with all related committees, as well as the senior pastor.  Additionally, the DYCM will be expected to work closely with the families of member children and youth, as well as be active in the community and local schools.  This position comes with hospitalization and a small retirement account.


Required Qualification-

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries or related field.
  • Strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the principles of the United Methodist Church.
  • Possesses a genuine concern for all people, and the ability to relate well with others in a sensitive and respectful way.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal and relational leadership skills necessary for working with children, youth and adults.
  • Strong organizational and administrative abilities.
  • Experience developing, communicating and implementing vision.
  • Experience recruiting and training adult volunteers.
  • Has the ability to work as team member with the Senior Pastor and other staff.
  • Commitment to professional and educational development
  • The successful candidate will submit to and pass a background check.


Helpful Qualifications-

  • Musical ability to lead children and youth.
  • Willingness to become a member of SUMC and be active in church life and worship.
  • Familiarity with computers, sound and video systems and able to use Word, PowerPoint and other presentation software.


To apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to shrevepastor@gmail.com or to shreveum430@gmail.com.  You can also call and talk to Rev. Mike Grant at 330-567-2051.  These can also be sent to the church at Mike Grant Shreve UMC P.O. Box 525 Shreve, Ohio 44676.  We will send out a job application and a full job description at the time of contact.

Social Worker
Mansfield Psychological Services, Mansfield, OH
October 30, 2017
Social Worker
Mansfield Psychological Services, Mansfield, OH

Mansfield/Mt. Vernon Psychological Services is currently seeking Master of Social Work graduates who are either LSWs or LISWs to meet increased demand for adult clinical services in its Mansfield and Mount Vernon, Ohio offices.  Supervision for independent licensure for LSWs and individual clinical supervision for all social workers is provided by Elizabeth Emmert, LPCC-S.  The office manager on staff also assists in obtaining insurance paneling. 

Social workers are retained as independent affiliates of the practice and will carry a caseload primarily focused on the treatment of adults, adolescents and children with mood disorders.  Hours are flexible and treatment services are office based.  Scope of practice will be consistent with your current license, training and Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board, rules. 

Mrs. Emmert has extensive experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma treatment, and social worker supervision.  Her theoretical framework for practice is cognitive behavioral; she is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy. 


For further information, contact Dennis Marikis, Ph.D. at 419 756-2828 or send your resume with a cover letter to Dennis Marikis, Ph.D., 788 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, OH  44907-1921.

Praise Team Worship Leader
Three Crosses UMC, Butler, OH
October 24, 2017
Praise Team Worship Leader
Three Crosses UMC, Butler, OH

Praise Team Worship Leader 

-          10 hours a week

  • 3 hours Sunday morning
  • 2 hours weekly practice
  • 5 hours administration time

Ministry Objective: To provide leadership to the worship services of Three Crosses. To empower members of the congregation and community to actively participate in worship by using their musical gifts.

Ministry Description: The Praise Team Leader will be a producer and participant in each of the worship services at Three Crosses. This individual will be expected to lead the music in the contemporary service, named The Table, and then to attend the traditional service, assisting when necessary. This individual will assist the senior pastor with setting the tone for worship and will help with planning themes and musical offerings.  It is expected that this individual would also attend and assist in the execution of all special services.  This individual will not be expected to participate in funerals or weddings.

Ministry responsibilities:

-          Lead all music for The Table 8:15am worship service

-          Select music to be used by the praise team and introduce it to its members

-          Lead weekly Praise Team Practice

-          Create music Power Point for The Table

-          Attend the 9:30am traditional service and assist when necessary

-          Recruit new members for the Praise Team from both services and from the youth group

-          Build relationships with members of the congregation

-          Assist in planning worship services, both regular and seasonal

-          Participate in Vacation Bible School

Ministry Qualifications:

-          Ability to lead songs

-          A teachable and teaching attitude

-          Ability to play an instrument – Strongly desired but not required

-          A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with him.

-          A servant’s heart

-          Commitment to the mission, vision and worship of Three Crosses.

-          Skilled in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.

-          Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of computers, Power Point and video projection.


 To apply please call the church office to request an application or stop in during regular business hours.  Phone: 419-883-3121  The Office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

Church website: http://threecrossesumf.org/

Minister of Youth and Christian Education
First Baptist Church, St. Albans, WV
October 24, 2017
Minister of Youth and Christian Education
First Baptist Church, St. Albans, WV



  1. Exemplifies a mature Christian walk and a desire for continued growth.
  2. Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, with a Seminary Degree desired. Has training and/or experience in Youth Ministry. Has a working knowledge of literature, resources, teaching methods, and group dynamics.
  3. Demonstrates a “heart” for people with a desire and calling to be a servant to others. Shows a “calling” to minister to students.
  4. Serves as a “team” player with Staff, Board of Christian Education, Children’s Ministry Leaders, Youth Advisors and Parents, etc.
  5. Initiates tasks without need of direct supervision…a “self-starter”
  6. Is theologically compatible with First Baptist Church. Holds beliefs that are in basic agreement with the doctrines of the church and the Senior Pastor. (Conservative Evangelical)




Oversee the continued development of the church’s vision for Youth Ministry


  1. Strive for a balanced ministry of Outreach and Discipleship:
    1. Wednesday Evening Programming – The Well Ministry
    2. High School/Middle School Sunday School Classes (Involved in teaching)
    3. Periodic participation in Children’s Ministry
    4. Retreats
    5. Visit local schools (ex: Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
  2. Create opportunities for Youth to serve in Ministry and Mission:
    1. Youth Mission trips
    2. Local “hands-on” Ministry projects – Christ’s Kitchen, Union Mission, Homebound visitation, etc.
    3. Regular activities within the church
  3. Develop Youth Leaders for now and future:
    1. Oversee Youth Leadership team
    2. Disciple through small groups and/or mentoring relationships
    3. Encourage participation in State/National Youth Training opportunities
  4. Provide recruitment and training of Adult Advisors
  5. Oversee planning of regular Youth activities
  6. Participate in West Virginia Baptist Convention youth events:
    1. Senior High Convention
    2. Jr. High Convention
    3. Camp Cowen

Serve as Staff Representative and work in conjunction with the Board of Christian Education under the supervision of the Senior Pastor


Contact Person: Joel M. Harpold, Senior Pastor

               Office: 304-727-4661   Cell: 304-546-1020

               Email: fbcsa.joel@frontier.com

Youth Pastor (Part-time)
First Baptist Church, Canton, OH
October 20, 2017
Youth Pastor (Part-time)
First Baptist Church, Canton, OH

The Youth Pastor would be responsible for our ministry to youth from 7th to 12th grades, nurturing their spiritual development, fellowship, worship, service and mission. A relational style of ministry is preferred as this person will be working alongside youth, their families, adult advisors, teachers and leaders. FBC is looking for a person who will provide a ministry of discipleship, friendship, encouragement, counsel, leadership and support to youth and their families. A deep and lived faith in Christ and the ability to communicate the joys and challenges of such faith is imperative.



  • Passionate about Jesus and his mission with a heart for youth and worship
  • Conduct self in a respectable and professional manner
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Experienced in building and leading a team
  • Function independently and efficiently without constant supervision
  • Organized and efficient especially with time management
  • Someone who has a strong desire and knack to develop, disciple, and pastor Youth
  • Formal education with Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Two years of experience working with youth in a spiritual, educational or recreational environment



YOUTH PASTOR Job Description:

  • Oversee the Sunday evening fellowship, retreats, conferences, service events, mission trips, and fun stuff;
  • Will include 9:30 Sunday morning time with students
  • Recruit, train and work with adult youth advisors
  • Coordinates youth calendar and activities with the general church calendar.
  • Communication and publicity of youth events to youth, parents, congregation, etc.
  • Makes expenditures for supplies, materials, retreats, rentals, etc. as pertains to the youth ministry
  • Continues personal and professional development through prayer, study, formal training events, conferences, etc.
  • Prepare to address societal challenges, pop culture, pressures, etc. facing youth today
  • Be approachable and available to youth at appropriate times
  • Maintain confidentiality of student needs and concerns
  • Develop relationships with youth by attending school and community events in a supportive role
  • It is REQUIRED that this person have a whole lot of fun with this; take ownership, be creative, try new    things, enjoy the youth and their families, and, did I mention: Have fun!


Personal Expectations:

  • Be on time
  • Be a team player, always projecting a positive image of church and staff while always maintaining   confidentiality
  • Plan work so everything is accomplished in a timely manner. Be sure seasonal work is anticipated, planned    and accomplished
  • Support the overall vision and values of the church 


Additional Requirements:

Applicants are subject to an initial background check and subsequent checks every (5) years. 


Resume and References can be submitted to:   Steve Dye at   sdye6532@aol.com  (Search Chairman)  and Pastor Kevin Thomas at   k.thomas@firstbaptist-canton.org

Minister of Visitation
First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, OH
October 17, 2017
Minister of Visitation
First Presbyterian Church, Ashland, OH

Job Description:  Oversees the visitation of homebound, ill, and grieving members and friends of First Presbyterian Church Ashland by… 

  • In cooperation with the senior pastor, making  emergency, hospital, and home visitations
  • Moderating the meeting of the Board of Deacons (whose primary responsibility is to provide care to the congregation), while providing them with vision and training to help them develop into a dynamic and passionate care team
  • Overseeing the visitation of all homebound members living within a reasonable vicinity of FPC by the Deacons and communicating with the Pastor so that there is an awareness of all visitation needs and understanding of how they are being covered
  • In conjunction with the Pastor and Session, overseeing of home communion including a list of recipients and administration schedule 

This is a part-time position averaging 10 hours per week

Compensation will be negotiated


Please send resume to:

First Presbyterian Church

320 Church St.

Ashland, OH   44805 

Or email resume to:


Youth Pastor/Director
Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA
October 17, 2017
Youth Pastor/Director
Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA

Starting​ ​date:​ ​May,​ ​2018​ ​(starting​ ​time​ ​may​ ​be​ ​flexible​ ​earlier​ ​or​ ​later)

Full-time,​ ​salary​ ​and​ ​benefits​ ​are​ ​commensurate​ ​with​ ​MCUSA​ ​salary​ ​guidelines

Purpose: To minister to the needs of middle school and high school youth (primarily in the congregation but also to youth in the community), establish relationships that will lead them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, have an understanding of where they are spiritually, and help them develop disciplines that will result in spiritual growth. Help youth develop as leaders and develop gifts to serve in every area of the church and in mission.


● A person who has a passionate commitment to Jesus Christ, exemplary in character and calling, energetic and enthusiastic.

● A belief that the scriptures are the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. ● Self-motivated leader, capable of casting, imparting, and walking out vision for the youth ministry.

● A call to youth ministry from God. One who feels a sense of personal calling and has gifting in the area of youth ministry.

● Training and experience in youth ministry and a desire for further growth and training - at least two years of training at a collegiate level (bachelors preferred, MDiv is a plus)  -at least three years’ experience in youth ministry as a youth pastor or director.

● Commitment to teamwork with staff and volunteers to further the mission of the church and to accept additional responsibilities as needed. Able to motivate, empower others and organize a multifaceted ministry.

● Theologically in agreement with the Mennonite Confession of Faith.

● Familiarity with Anabaptist history, traditions and practices.

● Active, close, and growing relationship with God.

● Devoted to personal time with God and intercessory prayer

ESSENTIAL​ ​DUTIES​ ​AND​ ​RESPONSIBILITIES​ ​(with the assistance of youth advisors):

● Plan, direct, conduct, evaluate and administer a comprehensive youth ministry relevant to today’s youth taking into consideration the spiritual, intellectual, physical, recreational, social and psychological development of youth. Oversee and coordinate the activities of the youth program (grades 6 through 12) in cooperation with the youth advisors and the youth themselves.

● Direct the teaching programs of the youth department (Middle School and High School) to include but not limited to Sunday school, small groups, youth meetings, mission outreach, service, and discipleship in cooperation with the Pastors, Youth Advisors, and church leaders. Be the primary preacher/teacher for the youth ministry.

● Recruit, train, and assist youth advisors in relational development with youth. Oversee volunteers in each area of youth ministry.

● Relate to youth in the context of loving relationships inspiring and leading youth on their faith journey through teaching, effective program development, providing resources and tools, one on one discipleship, baptism, small group connection, and mentoring. Be a presence in the youth's lives inside and outside of church (attending school and extracurricular events when possible), foster opportunities to grow in the knowledge and grace of the Lord through service to others, be a positive and trusted role model, LISTEN, lead, teach, and guide.

● Foster student and parental involvement.

● Maintain files and background screening for all advisers and volunteers.

● Oversee administrative and organizational needs of the youth ministry. (Maintain/coordinate activity & teaching calendars which includes short & long-term planning.)

● Maintain timely communications with youth, parents, congregation, and conference.

● Attend pastoral staff meetings and lead youth adviser meetings.

● Pray for and provide pastoral care for the youth and parents in times of need. Respond appropriately in crises.

● Attend and participate in youth activities.

● Work with area youth pastors and youth leaders for the good of the youth in the community.

● Assist in worship services as needed. (preaching, worship leading)

● Serve as requested for weddings, funerals, and other special services (this is minimal).

● Faithfully attend church services and church wide activities.

● Lead outreach to youth in the community.

The​ ​youth​ ​pastor​ ​will​ ​report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Lead​ ​Pastor​ ​and​ ​be​ ​accountable​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Youth​ ​Advisors.

To​ ​apply:​ Please send an email describing your call to ministry and why you would be right for this role along with your resume, three reference contacts, copies of child clearances, and​ ​a​ ​short​ ​video​ ​(two​ ​minutes​ ​or less),​ in which you introduce yourself to: churchoffice@soudertonmennonite.org. Please put “Attn Youth Pastor Search” in the subject line.

Souderton​ ​Mennonite​ ​Church​ (SMC) has been a congregation on the corner of Chestnut Street and Wile Avenue for more than 130 years. Founded by members of the Franconia Mennonite Conference in 1879, the leaders and members of SMC are committed to God, their community, and each other in Christian love. We desire to live out the transforming love of God.

Church​ ​size​: Membership – 480, Associated individuals – 750, Average Sunday Morning Attendance – 350, Youth number: 60-80


Youth Leader
Church of the Cross UMC, Lexington, OH
October 16, 2017
Youth Leader
Church of the Cross UMC, Lexington, OH

Church of the Cross (COTC) is a multi-generational congregation that recognizes youth as a vital ministry to the life of the Church.  The Youth Leader position is a part-time, salaried, (non-exempt) job at COTC. The position reports directly to the Lead Pastor and is accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee. 

The Youth Leader is a spiritual and organizational leader who oversees the youth ministries of COTC.  Oversight of the youth ministries include but is not limited to; implementation of Church of the Cross UMC’s vision, mission, and strategy in youth areas; and leading our youth on a path of discipleship that leads them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 


A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him 

Demonstrated Christian leadership and/or experience as a youth leader in a church environment.  

Demonstrated abilities to recruit and work with a variety of personalities and age groups. 

Candidates must be age 21 or older, working toward or recently awarded a bachelor’s degree in an area of Christian service is preferred with an emphasis in youth ministry.



Direct the Church of the Cross Youth Program.  Youth are defined as 3rd-12th grade children.  If the need arises, also develop a post-high school young adult program.  Key responsibilities include:

  •          Organize and develop programs for weekly meetings
  •          Develop Bible and spiritual study opportunities, including Vacation Bible School.
  •          Maintain a team of adult volunteers in accordance with our Safe Sanctuary policy.
  •          Provide emphasis on discipleship, relationship, and leadership development for the youth
  •          Develop, organize, and facilitate youth retreats and mission outreach efforts.
  •          Communicate with parents and students on weekly meetings and special events.


Submit an annual budget for areas of responsibilities.  Adhere to the budget approved by the Finance Committee. 

All duties must be carried out with a congenial attitude of cooperation reflected in his/her work with the Lead Pastor and other church staff and members of the congregation.



Submit time sheets to the Church Treasurer by the Wednesday after the end of the pay period. Submit personal time off (PTO) requests to the SPR committee at least 2 weeks in advance of the planned PTO. 

Adhere to the Financial Spending Policy of COTC. 

Adhere to the Safe Sanctuary/ Child Protection Policy adopted by COTC.


To apply, email resume to: jkkllreese5@gmail.com prior to formal interview. 

Annual Salary to be paid on the 15th and final day of each month, negotiable depending on qualifications, education and experience. The Committee may consider future continuing education and professional development opportunities, based on need and interest.

Senior/Executive Pastor
Covington UMC, Covington, IN
October 10, 2017
Senior/Executive Pastor
Covington UMC, Covington, IN

Job Classification: Full-time/Salaried (Appointed) 

Location: CUMC has had a rich and historic presence in the community of Covington, Indiana since 1840. Covington is located on the banks of the Wabash River in west central Indiana.

To learn more about the history of CUMC, visit www.covingtonumc.org and click on the “About” tab.  

Job Description: We are a congregation looking to grow in discipleship and fulfill our mission of being “Centered in Christ, Encouraging Others and Welcoming All”. To that end, we are looking for a Pastor who can oversee/partner with staff, committees, and lay leaders in establishing the vision for ministry. The Pastor will preach, teach, administer the Sacraments and give primary leadership in the ministries of Worship, Administration, Stewardship and Outreach. This position will serve under the supervision of the Staff/Parish Relations Committee and the District Superintendent of the West District, Indiana United Methodist Conference. 

Regular Duties:

  1. Develop a preaching and worship plan for Sunday services, Easter and Christmas, including guest speakers when necessary;
  2. Oversee the ministries and missions of CUMC, including outreach to the unchurched, inactive members and new residents;
  3. Conduct baptism; Holy Communion in worship and in homes; perform weddings and funerals;
  4. General oversight of staff through: developing and maintaining job descriptions in consultation with staff members; periodic performance reviews of paid staff; recommend changes, reallocation, dismissal or additions to staff through the Staff/Parish Relations Committee; provide resources and support for staff care and morale; periodic development of salary recommendations for all staff thru Staff/Parish Relations Committee;
  5. Visit members in the nursing home/hospital or at the member’s home and maintain a log of such visits;
  6. Maintain regular office hours and provide the church secretary with a working calendar of activities outside of the church during regular working hours;
  7. Contact all worship guests, including a home visit if requested;
  8. Actively engage in community events/activities by attending school functions, athletic events and other civic activities that ensures a presence in the community;
  9. Conduct confirmation classes annually;
  10. Greet members/guests at the conclusion of services at the back of the sanctuary;
  11. Work with the Director of Music to develop and maintain a music program for all ages and to integrate music into worship and other areas of the congregation;
  12. Principal responsibility for financial development and stewardship, working with the responsible committees to address the General Operating Budget, capital campaigns, special gifts etc;
  13. Communicate with congregation thru the church newsletter or website regularly regarding the activities of the church and Pastor;
  14. Work with the Trustees to see the the facilities of the church and parsonage are functional and in good repair;
  15. Serve as the staff representative on all committees;
  16. Work with Worship committee in the creation and promotion of small group/Bible studies, adult and children Sunday School;
  17. Champion the development of systems and infrastructure (10 year plan) by all ministry and support areas that envisions healthy, long-term growth of the church;
  18. Follow the tenants of the United Methodist Book of Discipline. Prepare and submit all required reports to the Conference timely; 

Skills, Experience and Educational Background; This position requires a strong spiritual background. A divinity or biblical studies degree would be a positive attribute but is not a requirement. The applicant must have a good track record of effective leadership, judgment and above reproach character. Other skills required: 

  1. Ability to supervise pastoral staff and understand, motivate and support ministry leaders;
  2. Good written and verbal communications skills,
  3. Proficient technology skills
  4. Confidential, helpful, cheerful, diplomatic and caring positive attitude to ALL;
  5. Attention to detail, able to prioritize and multi-task;
  6. Stable home life visible to others;
  7.  A shepherd’s temperament; servant-leader/mentor attitude and inclination;
  8. Strong interpersonal skills- ability to communicate persuasively and compassionately both orally and in writing;
  9. Strong biblical foundation for wise management in a church setting; strong prayer life
  10. Attend church activities and events- become attuned to the needs of the congregation and display and interest in the lives of the members/families;
  11. Ability to recognize long held beliefs and traditions while maintaining relevance in the ever changing world;
  12. Ability to discern member’s unique talents and gifts to guide and better prepare them for leadership positions and discipleship;
  13. Good conflict resolutions skills;
  14. Must loves God, people and is looking for a long term appointment. 


Compensation: Commensurate with educational background, experience and skills. Compensation package does include the use of the church parsonage.


Interested persons should forward a complete application packet to cumcseniorpastor@gmail.com  and it should include the following: 

  1. Cover letter with general background information, family and hobbies;
  2. Current resume;
  3. 3 references, including someone from your last appointment;
  4. Two video samples of sermons that demonstrate your preaching style and message content;


Interested candidates must be willing to appear in person and, if married, with spouse if invited for interview. Financial assistance for travel to interview available. 


Mental Health Counselors
Friel and Associates, LLC, Greenfield, OH
September 27, 2017
Mental Health Counselors
Friel and Associates, LLC, Greenfield, OH

An expanding counseling agency is seeking Mental Health Counselors who have an interest in working with dual diagnosis clients.  This would be a full time position.  This position is located in Greenfield OH (Highland County).  If interested direct resume to:
Address and phone number is:
Friel and Associates, LLC

Pastor (Part-time)
Hartland Center Community Church, Collins, OH
September 27, 2017
Pastor (Part-time)
Hartland Center Community Church, Collins, OH

Hartland Center Community Church at 2750 Court Rd. Collins, Ohio is seeking a part time pastor. Our previous pastor retired. We are a small, rural, evangelical, non-denominational congregation. Our church is multigenerational and growing spiritually and numerically. Each Sunday we have Sunday school and worship service and prayer meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Bible College or Seminary degree or currently in seminary required. Please submit your resume to pastorsearch10@gmail.com. For further information contact Roy Wallace at 419-368-6013.

Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services
Amherst, Fostoria, Fremont, Norwalk, Sandusky and Tiffin, OH
September 20, 2017
Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services
Amherst, Fostoria, Fremont, Norwalk, Sandusky and Tiffin, OH

Current Opportunities Include: 

Amherst Office:  Therapist (Full Time)

Fostoria Office: Therapist (Full Time)

Freemont Office: Therapist (Full Time); Home-Based Therapsit (Full time); CPST Manager

Norwalk Office:  Therapist (Full time); Home-Based Therapist (Full Time)

Sandusky Offices:  Therapist (Full Time); Therapist (Part Time); Nurse Practitioner (Full Time); RN, Psych Nurse (PRn); Home Based Therapist (Full-time)

Tiffin Office:  Home Based Therapist (Full-time); CSPS Manager (Full-time); PHP Staff/CPST (Full-time); Nurse Practictioner (Full Time)


Firelands Regional Medical Centers offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free CPEs
  • Generous Health Insurance Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan (Employer matched)
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability program
  • Life Insurance

Contact us: Firelands Regional Medical Center,  1111 Hayes Avenue,  Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone: 419-557-6826

E-mail: dencek@firelands.com

Web Site: www.Firelands.jobs

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