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January 08, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa
California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Full time
Pasadena, CA USA
https://www.calpacumc.org

The California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for a Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Under general direction of and in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Director will provide oversight to Wesley Foundation’s programs and services, monitor and assess the effectiveness of campus ministry offerings, participate in the development of resources to support the ministry, and promote and support campus ministry in higher education among student leaders, board members, and local churches in the Hawaii District. This position is full-time, non-exempt and located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

 
THE MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS:  “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

THE VISION OF THE CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS: “Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a ministry to higher education of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church serving college students, faculty, and staff primarily on Oahu, Hawaii.  While located across the street from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), the outreach of Wesley Foundation also extends to other private higher education institutions in the Honolulu metropolitan area including Hawaii Pacific University & Chaminade University.  

The Wesley Foundation was chartered by thirty-seven students in September of 1949 and has provided a United Methodist presence to the University community for the past 66 years.  Our ministry facilities are located on a double-lot campus and has two buildings: a three-level student center with a fellowship hall, kitchen, chapel, offices and parking; and a student residence, the White House, with a capacity for ten residents.  Historically, Wesley Foundation has included, as a part of its programs and activities, students from a variety of denominational and faith backgrounds.  The Wesley Foundation also strives to be an inclusive community that invites participation of individuals regardless of their ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

In January 2009 the Board of Directors adopted the following mission statement, “The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a United Methodist campus ministry that journeys with students as they discover, embrace and share their God-given gifts of intellect, compassion and leadership; living out Christ’s call to be disciples.”

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is part of a statewide, public higher education system that includes three four-year university campuses and seven community colleges throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Founded in 1907, the Manoa campus is the “flagship campus” of the UH system comprised of 14 Colleges and Schools offering Bachelor’s degrees in 97 fields, Master’s degrees in 85 fields, and Professional & Doctoral degrees in 57 fields.  This 320 acre campus has a student enrollment of 20,000 students: 67% Hawaii (in-state) students, 27% out-of-state students, and 6 % international students representing over 119 countries.  UH Manoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.  The University’s motto is “Maluna a’e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka” (Above all nations is humanity.)


Supervised and evaluated by: Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, in consultation with the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Council (HECMC) and the Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation.  

Supervision responsibility for:
Employees
Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.
Volunteers
Student Peer Ministers; Summer Seminary Intern; White House (student resident) Officers; Board Officers and members; and community volunteers.

Evaluation based on:

 
•Alignment with the mission of The United Methodist Church, the vision of the California-Pacific Annual Conference and the purpose of the Leadership Essential Ministries Team.
•Teamwork and decision-making habits consistent with Conference core values and expectations.
•Skills and competencies that include strategic planning and organizational leadership, financial management, and evaluation and assessment.  
•Level of integrity in the modeling of conference core values.
•Progress toward and achievement of goals.

PRIMARY ROLES, ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership
•Develop and implement strategic planning in conjunction with the Wesley
Foundation Board, that is consistent with and complimentary to that of the mission and
goals of the ministry.
•Create a vision for the planning and implementation of programs and services.
•Organize, develop and implement student-oriented programs and services that
include, but are not limited to, student leadership development, spiritual development, fellowship & worship, community service, interfaith communication/collaboration, pastoral counseling, and social justice.
•Develop strategic alliances with administration and on-campus departments to provide ppropriate programs and services to students.
•Develop strategic alliances with United Methodist Churches to participate in a supportive campus ministry.
•Mentor, supervise and provide work direction to the Student Peer Ministers and the Summer Seminary Intern.
•Identify and implement best practices and policies for serving student needs.
•Represent Wesley Foundation on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Religious Council and on other university committees and councils, as requested.


Financial Management
•Work with the Wesley Foundation Board to develop, fundraise and manage the annual operating budget to meet organizational needs and objectives. Work with Board Officers/ members and the bookkeeper, to prepare an annual budget.  Additionally, work with the aforementioned to monitor the budget monthly and quarterly to insure proper expenditures and resource needs.
•Collaborate with the annual fundraising campaign chairperson in developing an effective organizational structure that will ensure the financial sustainability of Wesley
Foundation.
•Initiate and comply with financial audits required by The United Methodist Church structure.
•Work with the Board of Directors to comply with financial reporting under 501 c (3)
when appropriate.

Evaluation and Assessment
•Conduct routine assessment of all Wesley Foundation programs, and provide evaluation and feedback to the Wesley Foundation Board.
•Complete timely evaluation tools required by HECMC.
•Comply with United Methodist and University of Hawaii requirements related to safe practices related to student contact and pastoral counseling.
•Comply with rules and guidelines for membership as a Registered Independent Organization (RIO) religious student group within the University of Hawaii system.

The activities and essential functions listed in this job description are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.
•The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, talk and hear.
•The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
•If telecommuting is elected for this position, a safe environment must be established in keeping with the guidelines of the Conference.

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.


SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
•Knowledge of United Methodist history, polity, liturgy, and Annual Conference structures directly associated with campus ministries.
•Ability to live and communicate in an Interdenominational and Interfaith world.
•Knowledge of unique aspects of campus climate at UH at Manoa and the needs of contemporary students.
•Ability to utilize electronic forms of communication for promoting campus ministry and communicating with students.
•Excellent communication and listening skills.
•Demonstrated self-motivation and self-starter skills.
•Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

EDUCATION
Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in campus ministry or equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position and request the application paperwork, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@calpacumc.org and reference Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Position is open until filled.


Contact
hr@calpacumc.org
hr@calpacumc.org
626-568-7300

January 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Minister
First Baptist Church of Greensboro
Full time
Greensboro, NC USA
http://www.fbcgso.org/childrens_minister_search

The Children’s Minister will work as a part of the Church’s existing pastoral team, assuming primary leadership of and responsibility for the spiritual formation and pastoral support of the Church’s children and their families (birth through 5th grade). 
The Children’s Minister also will be responsible for ongoing and new community outreach initiatives, all of which should be designed to foster continued growth in the Church’s ministry to children and their families. Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree (although a Masters of Divinity is preferred); prior experience working with children; prior experience working in a congregational or organizational setting (prior experience serving a church as the children’s minister or its equivalent is preferred). If interested, please contact the Children’s Minister Search Committee at cmsearch@fbcgso.org.  Applicants should include an updated résumé with cover letter. 
Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2015.


Contact
Steve Cothran
cmsearch@fbcgso.org
336.274.3286

January 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director - First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Midland, TX USA
http://www.vanderbloemen.com/jobs/first-united-methodist-church-youth-director-search

First United Methodist Church has been part of Midland’s history from the earliest days of the city, when a small group gathered to meet with a Methodist minister of the West Texas Conference to “organize a church.” From that humble beginning over 125 years ago, First Methodist has grown into the vibrant, multifaceted church it is today. The current facility sits in the heart of downtown Midland and is one of the last churches to remain on its original site.

First Methodist is seeking a relational Youth Director who loves students and will model a growing relationship with Jesus to them. The Youth Director is directly responsible for the oversight of all junior and senior high Youth Ministry activities, including Sunday School, Sunday evening worship (led by Youth Praise Team), and junior and senior high small groups. Events such as retreats, outreaches, and mission trips are also part of the scope of this role.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to love and relate to a wide diversity of students. This candidate will have a proven track record of developing the growth of students in both numbers and depth in a way that reflects the overall vision of First United Methodist Church. The Youth Director will be directly responsible to recruit, train, and develop Youth Ministry volunteers, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of reaching goals through a collaborative team approach. The Youth Director will create momentum in the Youth Ministry through relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and ministry colleagues.

Midland, Texas is a city in the county seat of Midland County and a component of the larger Midland-Odessa area. The city is located in the Permian Basin in the West Plains of Texas. Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. The economy of Midland is heavy influenced by the oil and gas industry. It is said that over 16% of the nation's oil reserves are contained in the Permian Basin and accounts for over 61% of Texas oil production.

However, Midland is not only synonymous with oil and gas, but also with high school football. The show "Friday Night Lights" was inspired by the Midland-Odessa area. The city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush and the onetime home of former President George H. W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush. President George W. and Laura Bush were married in the beautiful chapel at First United Methodist Church.

To Apply, please email your resume to Resumes@Vanderbloemen.com OR Apply through our website: http://www.vanderbloemen.com/jobs/first-united-methodist-church-youth-di...


Contact
Caroline Carthey
resumes@vanderbloemen.com

December 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Other
Worship Director
Vertical Church
Part time
Hillsborough, NC US

Vertical Church is seeking out a passionate and energetic Worship Director to oversee and manage our contemporary and diverse worship experience. Preferably Strong vocal skills along with a proficiency with lead or acoustic guitar. Flexibility, diversity, and a teachable heart are essential.

Purpose of the Job:
•    The role of the Worship Director is to serve the serve the Lead Pastor alongside Production Director in overseeing and coordinating the worship ministry at Vertical Church. The Worship Director takes on the responsibility of guarding the spiritual culture and character of the worship ministry and its contract musicians (“Staff”), Vertical Dream Team and other people or groups as assigned by the Worship Director.

Experience and Knowledge Required:
•    Ability to handle multiple projects effectively.
•    Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
•    Proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point.
•    Ability to learn and use Church Community Builder software.
•    Ability to learn and use Planning Center Online software.
•    Proficiency in voice and piano or guitar.
•    Ability to carry worship experience in a solo format if needed.
•    Ability to create, coordinate and lead a worship experience with a team.
•    Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
•    Worship Leader of Vertical Church.
•    Lead and manage the Vertical Worship Ministry.
•    Oversee the coordination of Vertical Worship Team fellowships.
•    Oversee the scheduling of all singers, songs, musicians, and rehearsals.
•    Oversee the structures and systems of Vertical Worship.
•    Plan and implement Vertical Worship projects and department goals.
•    Recruit and Grow Vertical Worship Team
•    Display Vertical Values

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Team Care
•    Conduct research at other churches regarding their approach to worship/music ministry.
•    All other duties as assigned.

Attributes:
•    Positive attitude
•    Heart of a servant
•    Fun/enjoyable
•    Loyal
•    Share the vision of Vertical Church to fulfill the Great Commission with integrity and passion.
•    High capacity multi-task individual comfortable working independently without constant supervision.
•    Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Highly self-motivated and directed.
•    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Extent of Public Contact:
•    Daily contact with members of Vertical Worship Ministry.
•    Weekly contact with Lead Pastor and Production Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
•    Provide direct leadership, discipleship and management to Worship Team Leaders.


Contact
Ryan Brooks
ryanb@verticalnc.org
(919) 328-9293

November 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister - Northeast Navigators
The Navigators
Full time
Boston, Massachusetts USA

The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow Christ who in turn will help others.  Having begun in 1933, the Navigators are currently in over 100 nations.  Navigators minister on college campuses, on military installations, among business & professionals, and among the urban poor.

The Northeast Collegiate Navigators seeks qualified candidates to join our regional staff team to reach students on secular campuses in New York and New England.

The Northeast hosts over 500 colleges and universities campuses.  Of the 1.8 million college students, it is estimated that less than 4% are committed followers of Jesus Christ. Countless opportunities abound for evangelism, discipleship and missions. Currently, the Northeast Navigators serve on 20 campuses and seek to expand their ministry reach.

Immediate openings at:

• University of Maine—Orono
• University of Vermont
• University of Massachusetts— Amherst
• Cornell University
• Dartmouth College
• Boston University
• New York University
• Yale University

Full-time, part-time, and bi-vocational positions are available commensurate with experience and willingness to raise financial support.


Contact
Mr. Craig Parker
craig.parker@mac.com
(603) 359-1776

November 10, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister to Students
St. Matthews Baptist Church
Full time
Louisville, Kentucky United States
http://smbclouisville.org/

The Minister to Students is responsible for a full range of dynamic spiritual, social, emotional, and developmental programming that will enhance the Christian walk of students in Middle School, High School, and College. Qualifications include a Masters of Divinity or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, experience and knowledge of student ministry, and the ability to coordinate and work well with volunteers and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating weekly Sunday School and Bible Study programs, planning missions experience and retreats for students, family and student counseling, community outreach, planning special events, and maintaining fiscal responsibility in regards to the budget. The Minister to Students is also responsible for performing other assigned duties in conjunction with other staff members. If interested, please submit a resume and three professional references to Emily Thompson.


Contact
Emily Thompson
EThompson@smbclouisville.org
502-896-8882

October 28, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Youth Leadership/Education
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Part time
Trinity, NC USA

Duties:

Approximately 10 hours/week planning, coordinating, and leading activities for senior high youth (9-12)

Pre-school through middle school Christian Education.  Evaluate, recommend and help facilitate a comprehensive education program that will include regular Christian education as well as extra-curricular activities. Approximately 10 hours/week.

If you are interested in further discussing the opportunities available with our youth program at Mt. Vernon please correspond via email.


Contact
Brian Van Kirk
brian.van.kirk@gmail.com

October 26, 2014
Education
Youth Director
Clemmons Presbyterian Church
Part time
Clemmons, North Carolina United States
http://www.clemmonspresbyterian.org

Temporary/Part-time Youth Director to work with Middle School and High School Youth Program.

Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC  27012

Job Summary:    Youth Director (Part Time), Temporary
Clemmons Presbyterian is a mid-sized (550 member) congregation of Salem Presbytery in the PC(USA).  Information about the congregation can be gained at church website.
Time Frame for Employment: 3-6 months with possible extension.
Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated beliefs and practices within the Christian faith, preferably Protestant with distinct
 preference for PC(USA) candidates.
Demonstrated experience, success and enjoyment of working with youth.
Successful experience working with middle and high school youth.
Demonstrated success and ability to facilitate, plan and share in leadership with volunteers for weekly youth group meetings, youth events and trips.
Demonstrated success in acting as a resource to Youth Committee and Youth Advisors Team.
Ability to attend Sunday afternoon youth group meetings, monthly Youth Committee meetings, usually in the evenings and Youth Advisor team meetings, usually Sunday afternoons.
Ability and interest to attend CPC worship on a regular basis to develop relationships and connections with CPC’s youth and families
Demonstrated success and ability to work collegially with church staff, sharing information and collaborative planning and pastoral concerns as well as respond to supervision.
Demonstrated excellence with daily prioritization and organizational skills.
Ordination is not required nor should it bar an applicant.
Members of Clemmons Presbyterian shall not be considered.

Salary commensurate with experience and training.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Time commitment: 15 – 22 hours per week on average.

Candidates will allow permission for criminal background checks.

If interested, please submit resume to CPCyouth01@gmail.com

Clemmons Presbyterian is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Contact
Art Blackwood (Youth Elder)
cpcyouth01@gmail.com
(336) 391-6636

October 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Berea Baptist Church
Full time
Durham, NC US
http://www.bereabaptistdurham.org/

Help lead and guide the congregation to bridge the gap between Berea's traditional past and fulfilling the mission in a more contemporary society/community, while still maintaining respect for that past. Duties of the Pastor include: preaching Sunday morning worship services, Leading Bible studies on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, help provide an environment welcoming to all age groups, guide and participate in visitation of sick/shut-ins, and guide congregation in outreach endeavors.


Contact
Susan Council
bereabaptistdurham@gmail.com
919.544.7151

September 29, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister of Spiritual Development and Communications
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Charlotte, NC US
http://www.pritchardmemorial.com/

Establish and lead an Adult Spiritual Development framework for our church's future here in Dilworth and South End. This would include appropriate plans and curriculum for spiritual development "inside the church" and "outside the church." This also includes appropriate activities for the community for gatherings involving Bible Study and/or other relevant discussion settings. This position also would be responsible for the continuing communication of the need for these activities to the congregation at large. Other major job elements include: communicating the church's mission to the media, local businesses, and municipal leadership; oversee all church digital communications; minister and counsel to young adults who are members and those who attend activities sponsored by the church.


Contact
Donald Taft
donaldtaft05@gmail.com
(704) 376-1571

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