February 18, 2014
Downtown Baptist Church
Alexandria, VA USA
Downtown Baptist Church is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA in the DC Metro area. We are searching for a part time youth minister to reach out to a dynamic area. The successful candidate will have a passion for building a multi-cultural youth ministry in an urban setting. The candidate we seek will develop students in their discipleship through small group interactions, worship opportunities, mission service, and creative fellowship events. The candidate will build a team of adult volunteers to plan and implement a comprehensive youth discipleship program. If you are interested please contact Dan Carlton, Pastor at email@example.com or 703-549-6413.
February 13, 2014
Director of Youth Formation
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Midlothian, VA USA
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Midlothian, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Formation. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and experience in Christian education.
The Director of Youth Formation will be responsible for spiritually nurturing children and youth and will supervise volunteers working with grades K through 12. The position will also require experience interacting with the community, managing budgets and effective delegation.
The ideal candidate should have a strong calling for pilgrimage and mission work. Travel may be required leading groups to day and overnight destinations.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirement via email or fax to 804-379-7137. To view the Position Description please go to the church website.
February 11, 2014
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Trenholm Road United Methodist Church
Columbia, SC USA
Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC is searching for an energetic, creative leader to serve as our Director of Children and Family Ministries. S/he will be a person of mature faith in Jesus Christ and passionate love for Jesus Christ and will build a ministry that facilitates the spiritual growth of children in our church. This position partners with parents by providing programs, tools, guidance and encouragement in order to equip parents to assume their role as the primary spiritual shaper in their kids’ lives.
Who we are
Trenholm Road is an established United Methodist Church poised for the future. We average between 500-600 across 3 worship services each Sunday, and our 11am traditional worship service is broadcast weekly on the local ABC television affiliate.
We’re strategically located within a 3 mile radius of the University of South Carolina, Fort Jackson (the largest US Army training base in the country), and the state capitol complex. Our 80,000 square feet campus features a large sanctuary, gymnasium, kitchen, dining room, student ministry area, and recently renovated children's ministry area. Our facilities are used extensively throughout the week by AA, scouts, sports leagues and community groups, so there's a constant stream of visitors on our campus. We also house a highly-respected preschool and after-school program that regularly draw new families into the life of our church.
We’re growing. In the past 2 years, our congregation has celebrated over 60 births, and young families with children are joining our congregation every month. We’ve spent the past few years laying the groundwork for the future of children/family ministry, and now we're ready for the right person to take us to the next level. You’d join a multi-staff team that is young, innovative and driven by a vision for what God wants to do in our community. We’re open to new ideas and approaches, and we're excited for what's next!
Expectations / Responsibilities
Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Pastor, the Director of Children and Family Ministries will:
- provide vision, strategic direction, oversight and energy for all ministries and programs for children (birth-5th grade) and their families
- develop and implement an effective long-range strategy for the spiritual development of children (birth-5th grade) and their parents
- have a passion for partnering with parents to shepherd their children so that families are experiencing a life-changing relationship with Jesus
- imagine, create and deploy tools to empower parents to be the primary spiritual influences for their children
- promote the missional vision of TRUMC to make disciples of Jesus Christ across the streets of Columbia and around the world
- plan and oversee missional opportunities for children and families, with special attention given to being in mission with the poor, needy, and marginalized in our community
- plan and coordinate opportunities for the discipleship of families (training)
- in conjunction with the Director of Spiritual Formation, plan, organize and oversee Sunday School for all children
- in conjunction with the Director of Spiritual Formation, recruit and train volunteers and teachers for Sunday School, Children’s Church and other Children’s Ministry activities
- supervise part-time nursery supervisor and nursery staff
- maintain healthy working relationship between church and preschool personnel and provide multiple pathways for preschool families to become involved in the life of Trenholm Road
- organize all children’s basketball, karate, dance and other athletic activities
- plan, organize and execute Fall Festivals, Easter Egg hunts and other large-scale family/intergenerational fellowship and outreach events
- in conjunction with the Director of Spiritual Formation and Director of Student Ministries, plan, organize and execute annual Vacation Bible School
- ensure the promotion and advertisement of all children and family events
- develop and offer parenting classes, parents support groups, etc.
- ensure children are safe by enforcing our Safe Sanctuary policy
- Have a strong, mature, and personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, God, and Savior;
- Must be devoted to “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
- Distinct calling to ministry, with an emphasis on children and families
- Some formal education in ministry, education and/or child development (a bachelor’s or Master’s in a ministry-related field is strongly preferred)
- At least two years verifiable experience in a paid children or family ministry leadership role
- Demonstrated success in identifying and developing classroom tools and curricula
- Demonstrated ability to grow a children’s ministry
- Demonstrated fruitfulness in developing ministry leaders
- Mature faith in and passionate love for Jesus Christ
- Vision-driven Leader – a self-starter who sets a course and brings others along for the journey; is able to articulate vision for ministry and empower others to live it out
- High energy, outgoing and welcoming personality – genuinely enjoys spending time with children and is able to inspire and teach parents
- Creative – isn’t interested in doing “what we’ve always done” but is excited to find new ways for families to experience God
- Risk-taker – thinks outside the box, isn’t afraid to fail
- Balanced relational and task orientation – sees building relationships and getting things done as two sides of the same coin; can work alone, but thrives working as a part of a team
- High comfort level with media arts and technology – able to quickly learn new technologies as they develop and use them effectively
- Mature – demonstrated long-term success maintaining various life skills like time-management, effective communication, conflict management, setting priorities, taking regular Sabbath, investing in continuing education, maintaining healthy relationships, etc.
- Vibrant Spirituality – understands ongoing spiritual growth is foundational to fruitful ministry; maintains appropriate disciplines and practices to nurture spiritual health
- Desired Spiritual gifts – apostleship, leadership, evangelism, shepherding, administration
The Application Process
An applicant for the position of TRUMC Director of Children and Family Ministries should submit an application by e-mail, with attachments. The application must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. It is an option to include writing samples or other relevant materials that specifically relate to the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Submit the complete application by e-mail in Word or PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information about this position or the application process, contact Mr. Bee Turner, Chairman of Staff Parish Relations Committee by phone or email.
Mr. Bee Turner, Chairman of Staff Parish Relations Committee at Trenholm Road UMC
February 11, 2014
Director of Christian Education
Trenholm Road United Methodist Church
Columbia, SC USA
Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, is looking for a Director of Christian Education. Our focus in Christian Education is on Christian spiritual formation, the process of being conformed to the image of Christ. Spiritual Formation is the maturing of one’s relationship with God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and grounded in Scripture and a faith community.
The process of becoming Christ-like involves three interwoven processes:
- Orthodoxy Right-thinking (literally, right praise/belief) about Christ and the Christian faith
- Orthopraxy Right-action/piety and devotional living
- Orthopathy Right-feeling toward God, self, and others
"... He may grant that you be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love." Ephesians 3:16-17a
The Director of Christian Education will be committed to the spiritual formation of the people of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church so that the Church and world might be served by God's best. We believe that educating the mind is not enough; the heart and the will also need spiritual formation.
An applicant for the position of Director of Christian Education must:
● have a strong, mature, and personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, God, and Savior;
● be devoted to “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
● have a distinct call to ministry, with an emphasis on spiritual formation
● have a high comfort level with media arts and technology – able to quickly learn new technologies as they develop and use them effectively
● have one or more of the following:
(a) an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited seminary or Bible college,
(b) a professional certificate in Christian Spiritual Formation or Christian Education in the United Methodist Church,
(c) prior church staff experience in a similar or related position.
Expectations / Responsibilities
The Director of Christian Education, under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, will:
- provide primary oversight for the Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship of the congregation.
- develop, and be held accountable for the implementation and results of a long-range strategy and integrated, coherent plan for the Christian spiritual formation of children, youth, and adults.
- oversee (and revive) the current Sunday School program.
- Develop a unified educational program of Christian study, nurture, and fellowship in conjunction with the Director of Children and Family Ministries (DCFM) and Director of Student Ministries (DSM).
- Promote Sunday school attendance and growth.
- Recruit and train new teachers.
- Hold teacher training for all teachers annually.
- Be available to teach as a resource person and consultant.
- Give specific attention to programs for college age and young adults.
- Select potential resources in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
- Review selected resources with and get approval from the Senior Pastor.
- Maintain working knowledge of materials available.
- Coordinate ordering of materials.
- Teach no Sunday school class on a regular basis, but be available to teach specific topics and short-term classes.
- collaborate with DCFM and DSM to plan and implement Vacation Bible School.
- Recruit director and teachers.
- Assist in scheduling, organizing, and promotion.
- serve as resource person for teachers or age groups.
- create, propose, and manage an annual work-area budget.
- develop and strengthen the four broad objectives of our mission statement:
- Worship – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will experience God through inviting, engaging, and embracing worship that is rooted in tradition, relevant to the present and open to the future.
- Faith – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will strengthen their relationship with God through prayer, worship, Bible study, Sunday school, small groups, and fellowship.
- Sharing – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will understand how God works in their lives, and develop the ability and confidence to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
- Service – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will extend the hands of Christ by serving neighbors in their community, state, and beyond.
- collaborate with the DCFM and DSM to ensure the effective execution of the plan’s components that relate to children and youth;
- collaborate with UMW and UMM to find ways to recruit, build, enhance, and integrate these vital programs into the life of the Church;
- develop, recruit, and support TRUMC members to organize and lead small groups that, in combination, engage members in spiritual disciplines and other activities that explicitly foster Christian spiritual formation;
- lead at least one small group and teach Bible study, as directed by the Senior Pastor;
- provide leadership by creating opportunities to nurture Christian disciples who are equipped to serve and lead in the church and in the world. This may include leading Bible studies or other formation ministries such as spiritual gifts and new member classes as needed;
- lead formation opportunities that enable the laity to discern their calling, gifts and passion, as well as identifying opportunities for discipleship and service;
- be a resource person for Lay Leadership/Committee on Nominations in identifying potential spiritually mature Christians to serve Christ through TRUMC.
To implement the Vision/Plan, the Director of Christian Education will also:
v At least once each month, and otherwise as necessary, meet with the Senior Pastor to discuss the status of activities and projects to implement the Vision/Plan.
v Attend Church Council, weekly staff meetings, and other meetings as requested by the Senior Pastor.
v Recruit and supervise adult volunteers to lead and support activities necessary to implement the Vision/Plan. This includes responsibility for screening and training all volunteers and others working with children and youth to ensure compliance with the church’s Safe Sanctuaries policy.
v Under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, take responsibility for research, purchase, development, promotion, and evaluation of curriculum and human resources for adult and children classes, as well as for other Biblical and formation studies in the church library.
v Develops and maintains a communications network for adult, youth, and children ministries. This includes responsibility for developing and maintaining an up-to-date calendar and providing timely information for the TRUMC weekly newsletter and the adult, youth, and children sections of the TRUMC web page.
An applicant for the position of TRUMC Director of Christian Education should submit an application by e-mail, with attachments. The application must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references. It is an option to include writing samples or other relevant materials that specifically relate to the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Submit the complete application by e-mail in Word or PDF format to: email@example.com
For additional information about this position or the application process, contact Mr. Bee Turner, Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, via email or telephone.
Mr. Bee Turner, Chairman of Staff Parish Relations Committee at Trenholm Road UMC
February 10, 2014
Pittsboro, NC United States
Branches United Methodist Youth Fellowship is comprised of 3 United Methodist Churches working cooperatively in sustaining one combined youth group. The three churches in partnership are: Mount Pleasant UMC, Bynum UMC, and Evergreen UMC. Our combined youth group, Branches, is seeking a dedicated Christian with a love for Youth Ministry and a demonstrated ability to inspire, motivate, and lead. This person must be committed to Christian growth and service within the bounds of United Methodism. We seek an individual of integrity with emotional maturity to relate to youth, as well as parents, staff, and adult volunteers.
Responsibilities include planning, implementing, and organizing programs (Retreats, Bible Study, Sunday night meetings, Youth Praise Band) and activities for youth in 6th through 12th grades, communicating between the three churches, rotating between the three churches for morning worship on a weekly basis.
Experience with a youth ministry and applicable educational background are required.
Willingness to attend at least 3 Sundays in April for training in this unique ministry is required.
Start Date: May 4th
Salary is provided through Duke Endowment.
Please contact us to learn more about Branches United Methodist Youth Fellowship, our very active and growing youth program, and how you could be an important part of this ministry in such a loving place.
Send resume to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 269 Manns Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or via email.
February 07, 2014
Lake Jackson, TX USA
Chapelwood UMC is a growing congregation south of Houston. We are looking for a Youth Leader who will help youth take their next steps as Christian disciples and leaders by encouraging habits of worship, fostering deep connections through fun and fellowship, creating spaces for growth, and offering opportunities for service in the church and wider community.
Competitive compensation offered. For a full Job Description and to apply please visit the church website.
February 06, 2014
Durham, NC USA
Statement: An ideal applicant will not only be administratively gifted, but view his or her job as an opportunity for gospel service and ministry and part of the mission and vision of the Gathering Church.
Hours and Pay: 20 hrs/week, with priority given to high-need workdays, as determined by the pastoral staff. Hours not to exceed the yearly limit of 1040 hours, with an average of 86 hours per monthly pay period. Pay ranges from $15-18/hr based on work experience.
Location: Church office (1415 WNC54, Ste 114, Durham, NC 27707) and occasional time on Sunday mornings at Creekside Elementary (5321 Ephesus Church Rd Durham, NC 27707) worship gathering.
Supervision: 6 month check-in, and yearly review conducted by panel.
• Communications, printing, and clerical work
o Send regular email communication and periodic special emails to Listserv and other electronic communications
o Edit and print bulletins
o Edit and post to website on a weekly basis, including calendar updates
o Coordinate support for key church activities, events, & ministries
o Support communications to the Church, including written, verbal, and electronic
o Answer the office phone
o Provide reception for office visitors
o Receive mail
o Responsible for weekly bookkeeping of church contributions and bank deposits
o Responsible for certain business aspects of the church, such as bill payments, invoice management, monthly bank statement reconciliation, payroll reporting, state and federal tax filings as needed, vendor interfacing, and management and storage of data and information.
o Update the church's chosen bookkeeping software (PowerChurch) database with new contributors, members, and general information.
o Support the Finance Team and the Leadership Team to track and report ongoing expenses and income, prepare fiscal year reports, and assist with the yearly fiscal budget process.
o Responsible for updating church directory
o Office assistance for Lead Pastor Mark Acuff
o Edit written communication and correspondence
o Provide computer assistance
• Must be a great communicator, both written and verbal, and possess excellent customer service skills.
• Must possess good organizational skills, high attention to detail, and good grammar, spelling and word processing skills.
• Must possess a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles, terminology and execution through bookkeeping certification or work experience.
• Must be able to prioritize work, report to multiple supervisors, use good judgment in customer and colleague interactions, and work effectively with a variety of people.
• Must have own transportation to deliver and move materials and documents. Able to lift 25 pounds routinely and 40 pounds occasionally.
• Must have the ability to manage workloads successfully, follow through on commitments, display integrity, and take initiative to address problems.
• Must be able to deal with confidential information in a professional manner.
• Proficiency at Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Microsoft office products required.
• Experience with both Apple and PC platforms preferred.
• Experience with PowerChurch bookkeeping software preferred.
• Graphic design skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
• Experience with Google Drive and cloud communication preferred.
• Familiarity with Wordpress posting and social media (Facebook, Twitter) sites preferred.
February 06, 2014
Vienna Baptist Church
Vienna, Virginia USA
The Vienna Baptist faith community seeks a strong pastoral leader to guide us, to minister alongside us, to cast the vision, and join our journey of spiritual growth and discipleship. For further information, see the pastor search page on church website. Send resume and cover letter via email.
Vienna Baptist Church Pastor Search Team
February 05, 2014
Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD USA
Dakota Wesleyan University, a four year private liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located in Mitchell, South Dakota, is accepting applications for a Campus Pastor to begin in July 2014. The Campus Pastor serves as a spiritual guide and transformational leader for the students, staff and faculty of Dakota Wesleyan University. By providing regular opportunities for worship, small groups, and mission and service projects, the Campus Pastor moves the campus forward in an innovative and creative 21st century model of providing ministry in Christ’s name.
DWU has a vibrant campus ministry that has seen tremendous growth over the last several years. On average 140 students participate weekly in chapel services, students from across the university are engaged in discipleship and leadership opportunities, and increased numbers of students are serving locally and around the world. Fusion Church, a new church plant connected with the United Methodist Church, has also been launched on campus to reach out to the community.
Responsibilities: Lead a weekly campus worship service with a team of student leaders, coordinate small group ministries; organize international and domestic mission trips including fundraising, planning and evaluation; provide pastoral counseling; teach one class per semester in the Religion Department on campus; and partner with Fusion Church to continue growth of campus ministry and Fusion.
Qualifications: Master’s degree required (Master of Divinity preferred); Extensive knowledge of the United Methodist Church and provisional or full elder in the United Methodist Church preferred. A minimum of two years previous experience working with young adults and preaching/teaching required. Previous experience leading or participating in international mission trips preferred.
A highly energetic self-motivated professional with a willingness to try new and innovative ministry endeavors is needed. This individual must have excellent communication skills and be able to build strong relationships with college students. Successful candidates must also have strong organizational skills and have a demonstrated commitment to the mission of DWU and our values of learning, leadership, faith, and service.
Compensation includes a monthly salary, housing stipend, and full employee benefits package.
Dakota Wesleyan University is committed to fostering diversity and is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the candidacy of underrepresented groups. DWU is a tobacco free campus.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to:
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W University Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
or via email.
February 05, 2014
Minister to Children
Ardmore Baptist Church
Winston-Salem, NC United States
Nature of the Position:
To lead the church in planning, coordinating and directing a balanced and comprehensive ministry for children (birth through 6th grade) and their families.
1. Coordinate the schedules of all programs and activities for children: Sunday School, Missions (RA's, GA's, Mission Friends), Worship Care, Discipleship Sunday Evenings (including classes such as Inquirers, New Christians).
2. Plan, organize, staff, and coordinate an effective summer program for children.
3. Coordinate the childcare ministry.
4. Plan and promote special events for children; involving other staff ministers in the general planning and coordination of the project.
5. Lead in planning special worship opportunities for children: bulletins, and children's messages.
6. Work with Minister to Youth to plan an effective transition year for 6th graders.
1. Lead in the enlistment, encouragement and development of leaders to serve in the children's ministry areas.
2. Supervise the scheduling and training of all childcare workers, paid or volunteer.
3. Supervise the Weekday Early Education ministry; providing staff support and assistance to the Weekday Early Education Director.
4. Participate in and encourage others' involvement in outreach and ministry strategy for preschoolers, children, and their families.
5. Review and update Children’s Sunday School and Mission Curriculum as needed.
1. Maintain ongoing relationships with parents of the children through direct communication, educational opportunities, and consultation as appropriate.
1. Prepare and administer an adequate budget for preschool and children's ministries including procurement of supplies, equipment and furnishings for these ministries.
2. Coordinate use of space among multiple groups.
3. Develop and implement policies for safety and security of children.
4. Serve as staff coordinator for Vacation Bible School, assisting in the enlistment and training of all VBS workers.
5. Guide Preschool/Children's Ministry Teams to ensure lay involvement in planning and policy making.
6. Develop policies needed to give direction to the church's ministries to children and preschoolers, and assist workers and committees in setting achievable goals.
1. Maintain a level of professional development and growth.
2. Work closely with the pastor and other staff members to help the church fulfill its overall mission.
3. Attend and fully participate in weekly staff meetings and planned retreats.
4. Participate in the leadership of worship and other church activities in cooperation with the other ministers.
5. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
a. Staff liaison to Benevolence, Leadership Committee, W.E.E. committee, Early Childhood Education Discovery Team, and Children’s Formation Ministry Area Leaders Team.
b. Wash and dry laundry from Infant room weekly and after all Baptisms.
6. Partner with staff in coordinating hospital, nursing home, and home ministry visitation.
Supervises: Weekday Early Education Director and Paid Child Care Coordinator
Reports To: Senior Pastor