Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Worship-519 Church
Apex UMC Family of Faith
Part time
Apex, NC USA
http://apexumcfamily.org/resources/jobs/

Director of Worship - 519church (Apex UMC Family; Part-time: 30 hours per week)

519church, a campus of the Apex UMC family of faith communities, is currently searching for a new worship leader. Our worship is contemporary in nature, exploring a number of genres. Sometimes we sound a little 80s, sometimes a little folksy, sometimes we sit in that rich liturgical space that is so needed in the current contemporary worship culture. In all things we aim to be genuine—excellent, but not unnecessarily polished. Our whole team tries not to take ourselves too seriously, so that we can take our work seriously. We are a portable church that is motivated and continues to flourish. We would love someone who is committed to the work of the church (not just musically) and will thrive in our mission-centric environment. For more, feel free to stalk us at 519church.org. Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to jobs@apexumcfamily.org with subject “519 Worship Leader”. The job will remain open until filled with a target start date of October 4th.


Contact
Owen Barrow
Owen@519church.org
919-362-7807

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Part-time Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
Soapstone UMC
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina USA
http://soapstoneumc.org/2015/08/staff-opening-part-time-director-of-youth-ministries/

Soapstone United Methodist Church, a vibrant, 1000-member congregation located in Raleigh, NC, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministries (grades 6 – high school).  This person will provide the vision to develop and strengthen a ministry that builds disciples through study, mission, and service while serving about 35 youth on a weekly basis.
Successful candidates should have strong leadership skills, a commitment to Jesus Christ and the ability to clearly communicate their faith with others. The church is looking for a Director who, in addition to programming, will lead a team of volunteers and work collaboratively with a Youth Council. Interested candidates for this position should be organized, able to multi-task, and have a flexible schedule. Resumes can be sent to Laura Stern at hr@soapstoneumc.org. All phone inquiries can be directed to Keith Wheeler, Staff Parish Relations Chair, at 919-845-5529, after 5:00 pm. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled.


Contact
Laura Stern
hr@soapstoneumc.org
9198462212

July 30, 2015
Other
Program Coordinator, Outreach
Council on Foreign Relations
Full time
New York, New York USA
http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/#1585

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., New York, NY 10065
FAX:  (212) 434-9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:    Program Coordinator, Outreach

Department:    National Program & Outreach

Salary:      Based on education and experience

The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including the academic community; religious leaders and scholars; and state and local officials. The program coordinator will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for religion scholars and congregational leaders to interact with CFR experts and discuss a broad range of international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

•    Assisting with planning and logistics of Outreach Initiative roundtables, conference calls, workshops, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics
•    Cultivating strong relationships with new and existing Outreach constituents through regular email correspondence and calls
•    Maintaining a large database of contacts, including researching and compiling contract information for constituents
•    Coordinating the traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads and developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly and quarterly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
•    Tracking activities for Outreach efforts in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
•    Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours

Requirements:

•    Three or more years related program planning experience, including project management experience
•    Experience working with diverse sectors and leaders; preferably with government actors, religious leaders, academics, and related constituencies
•    Understanding of and interest in diverse faith traditions and religious communities
•    General current knowledge of international relations and U.S. foreign policy issues
•    Superior organizational and time management skills with an ability to effectively multi-task and meet deadlines
•    Enthusiastic team player with positive and flexible attitude, ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
•    BA in international relations or related field with high academic achievement
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Detail oriented with strong proofreading and editing skills
•    Strong MS Word, Excel, and database skills
•    Social media and/or online marketing experience preferred
•    Experience working with budgets and billing preferred

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide.  It is dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.  The Council’s 4700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy.  The Council also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on the Council’s award winning website, CFR.org.
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above contact information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.
Posted: July 2015

 


Contact
Carolyn Trotman
humanresources@cfr.org
2124349478

July 30, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
University Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life
Texas Wesleyan University
Full time
Fort Worth, TX USA
https://txwes.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/

Texas Wesleyan University
Job Description

Job Title:     University Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life
Department:     President’s Office and The Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Reports To:     President and The Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church
FLSA Status:     Exempt

Summary:  The Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religions Life functions as pastor to the university campus including developing and providing religious services and an array of student services and opportunities for spiritual growth consistent with appropriate Christian witness. The Chaplain also serves as the primary university representative for church relations. The Chaplain must possess the appropriate educational credentials to teach adjunct courses in the Religion department, subject to approval by the Religion department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Responsible and accessible to provide religious, spiritual and moral leadership, providing pastoral care and counseling to the campus community while cultivating a culture of hospitality.

Serve as the primary representative for all church relations; engage in interfaith community, civic, educational and recreational activities sponsored by or related to university interests.

Work some evenings and weekends to ensure the success of all departmental initiatives. Participate in university and departmental committee work and projects, proving leadership when appropriate. Monitor departmental budgets and financial accounts.

Plan and implement spiritual and religious programming activities for the campus including but not limited to the following:  weekly worship services, Methodist student organization, mission trips, Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols in coordination with the Wesleyan music department, Wilson Lecture Services, Bible studies, fellowship activities, and other events that support the spiritual and religious needs of the campus community.

Supervise all spiritual and religious life professional staff, student interns, and student leaders, including scheduling and conducting regular staff meetings, training sessions, and student leadership meetings. Recruit professional staff and volunteers as needed for effective program development. Develop evaluation procedures for program effectiveness.

Work to develop student engagement and student leadership in spiritual and religious life to provide opportunities for professional and personal development. Help to create a comfortable spiritual and religious atmosphere to foster students’ spiritual and religious growth, raise issues, and challenge students and others in the university community to examine their faith and spiritual growth. Work with students to encourage capable students to explore issues related to vocation and calling.

Promote Central Texas Conference college-age programming opportunities on campus. Work with the conference to develop opportunities for Wesleyan students within the Conference. Coordinate the Wesleyan breakfast held at the Central Texas Conference of the UMC annual conference, while engaging Wesleyan students and alumni. Serve as liaison between students interested in vocational ministry and the appropriate church constituencies.

Ensure that the campus ministry programs are staying abreast with local and national ideas and methods. Maintain communication with the Department of Religion and Humanities to enhance student opportunities, to stay current and informed on the departments programs, classes, and pre-ministerial academic initiatives.


Education and Qualifications:

•    Master’s in Divinity or related Master’s degree
•    Ordained as an Elder of the United Methodist Church (or certified as a Candidate for Ministry, in process toward certification, and licensed as a local Pastor.)
•    Serves as both a member of the Texas Wesleyan University staff and an appointed member of the Center for Leadership’s Campus Ministry section of the CTCUMC.

Interested applicants need to contact the Human Resources office at Texas Wesleyan University (HR@txwes.edu).


Contact
Texas Wesleyan HR
HR@txwes.edu
817-531-4403

July 30, 2015
Health & Medical
Vice President, Church and Religious Community Relations
Indiana University Health
Full time
Indianapolis, Indiana United States

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Vice President, Church and Religious Community Relations is responsible for furthering the mission of the organization through developing and implementing strategies and programs that align IU Health with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church (ICUMC) in areas of common concern and mission.  In addition, the position furthers relationships with the diverse religious and spiritual populations within the communities served by IU Health.  This position will grow and develop strong health and welfare partnerships with ICUMC including its pastors, congregations, and districts while also responding to opportunities for similar engagements in ecumenical and interfaith communities.

The Vice President will serve as a senior system leader with ability, desire, and capability to assume additional responsibility as potential direct successor to the Senior Vice President for Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services.

The division for Values and Pastoral Services includes
•    Matrix leadership for all spiritual care and chaplaincy programs in the system (including a system clinical pastoral education center).
•    Support for the system and Academic Health Center Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services, and equivalent Board activities in each hospital entity.
•    Charles Warren Fairbanks Center For Medical Ethics.
•    Daniel F. Evans Center For Religious And Spiritual Values In Healthcare.

Key Responsibilities

As a strategic and transformational leader, the Vice President will
•    Provide operational management of communications and partnerships with the ICUMC at conference, district, and congregational levels.
•    Develop and sustain initiatives that demonstrate IU Health’s commitment to body, mind, and spirit care in the communities that we serve.  Partner with the Director, Community Engagement to align these initiatives with IU Health’s community benefit priorities.
•    Strengthen ties to the ICUMC as well as other ecumenical and interfaith leaders and organizations.
•    Design and provide oversight to communication strategies that focus on INUMC stakeholders.  
•    Attend key INUMC and UMC meetings representing IU Health.
•    Partner with and recommend to the SVP opportunities for governance interface between the ICUMC and IU Health such as appointments to Hospital Boards, Hospital Advisory Committees, Ethics Committees, and Pastoral Advisory Committees.  
•    Host and participate in events that demonstrate IU Health’s connections to various ministry organizations concerned with health and welfare issues.
•    Collaborate with the SVP in furthering the purposes of the IU Health Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility and Pastoral Services.
•    Collaborate with Directors of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education, and other spiritual care leaders to identify and implement relationships between hospitals and the communities they serve, particularly the faith communities and their leaders.
•    Develop and lead IU Health mission partnerships, both domestic and international, in cooperation with the INUMC and the IU School of Medicine.  Oversee mission sponsorship requests from IU Health physicians, nurses, and staff.
•    Participate in pastoral education, spiritual education, and ethics education activities and programs in areas of competence and expertise.

Professional Qualifications

•    Recognition as an Elder by the United Methodist Church is required.  
•    A Masters degree is required with a minimum of 5 years leadership/management experience; a doctoral level degree is preferred.
•    Strong demonstrated transformational and complex, matrixed leadership skills (inspiring, problem solving, communication across multiple organizations, executing).
•    Requires experience managing multiple complex projects involving multiple customers, interests and goals.
•    Strong blend of management skills and technical expertise demonstrated by superior planning, decision-making, negotiation, leadership and financial management skills/knowledge, with a focus to adding value to the bottom line of the business to foster a preeminent healthcare environment.
•    Strong communication and relationship-building skills with all levels of employees, management and community leaders and a proven leader who is an effective, creative and visionary problem solver.  
•    A proven leader of people, is able to recruit, develop and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.
•    Experience designing organizational structures to achieve business and operational results.
•    Knowledge of industry issues, demonstrated experience and results such as “2nd Curve” (transition from volume based to value based economics), accountable care and insurance/population risk models.
•    Prefer additional credentials in clinical ministry (ACPE Supervisor, APC Fellow) or community ministry (leadership in community ministry programs).

Key Relationships

Reports to:     Sr. Vice President – Values, Ethics Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services.

Other key relationships:
    President and CEO, IU Health
    Bishop, Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church
    Board Committee on Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services
    Director, Community Engagement
Directors of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy


ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Indiana University Health (IU Health) was formed in 1997 (Clarian Health) through integration of Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indiana University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children.  Governance today is jointly formed by the Methodist Health Group Board of Trustees and the Indiana University Board of Trustees.  The healthcare system is both a connectional ministry of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church and an academic health system through the IU School of Medicine and other academic affiliations.

IU Health is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top fifteen largest nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 18 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban and rural), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has over 3,000 staffed beds with $5.2 billion in net total operating revenue. Its strategic service lines, cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has about 29,000 team members.

IU Health also has a unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), one of the nation’s leading medical schools. As an academic health system, IU Health works with IUSM to train physicians, blending breakthrough research and treatments with the highest quality of patient care. In FY ’12-‘13, IUSM had more than $261 million in grant research funding and trained 1,155 fellows and residents.
In Indianapolis, IU Health includes three major hospitals downtown - IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health - which serve as the academic health center (AHC) and provide nationally recognized clinical care to patients from across Indiana and beyond with severe or complex illnesses. The regional and statewide facilities serve as referral resources to the AHC for providing seamless, high quality patient care.

IU Health Mission and Vision

The mission is central to how team members provide care and service to their patients and stakeholders:
IU Health’s mission is to improve the health of its patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research and service.

The values that inform IU Health are:
Patients’ total care, including body, mind, and spirit;
Excellence in education for healthcare providers;
Quality of care and respect for life;
Charity, equality, and justice in healthcare;
Leadership in health promotion and wellness;
Excellence in research;
An internal community of mutual trust and respect.

The vision that guides IU Health is:
"IU Health strives to be a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service. Our excellence is measured by objective evidence and established best practices. Exemplary levels of respect and dignity are given to patients and their families, while professionalism and collegiality mark relationships between team members and physicians. IU Health continues to focus on innovation and excellence through collaboration among its partner hospitals and its affiliation with Indiana University School of Medicine."


IU Regional Networks of Care

Academic Health Center
   IU Health Methodist Hospital
   IU Health University Hospital
   Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis Suburban Region
   IU Health North Hospital
   IU Health Saxony Hospital
   IU Health Tipton Hospital
   IU Health West Hospital
East Central Region
  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)
  IU Health Blackford Hospital
    South Central Region
  IU Health Bloomington Hospital
  IU Health Bedford Hospital
  IU Health Morgan Hospital
  IU Health Paoli Hospital
West Central Region
  IU Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette)
  IU Health White Hospital
    Northern Indiana (in transition)
  IU Health La Porte Hospital
  IU Health Starke Hospital
  IU Health Goshen Hospital




IU Health Physicians Group
The IU Health Physicians (IUHP) group, which employs nearly 1,500 physicians in the metropolitan Indianapolis area, is one of several physician employment vehicles affiliated with IU Health, including practice groups in Lafayette, Muncie, Goshen, La Porte and Bloomington, Indiana. It is one of the fastest-growing, comprehensive, multi-specialty practice groups in Indiana. IUHP also serves as the faculty practice plan of the IUSM and brings together IUSM faculty physicians, IU Health-affiliated physicians and private practice physicians to give highly skilled doctors access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

Other IU Health Services
In addition to its core operations, IU Health has a network of strategic partnerships, joint ventures and initiatives that serve to advance the quality of patient care and service.
•    IU Health Plans is a vehicle for assuming and managing the risk related to health benefits in a value-driven healthcare market; the plan currently includes 130,000 covered lives in the Medicare, Medicaid and commercial markets.
•    Joint venture surgery centers.
•    Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI), in partnership with a neighboring health system.
•    Urgent care and medical equipment operations.
•    Ambulatory operations, including dialysis, homecare, hospice and palliative care.
•    Philanthropic foundations operating in support of several IU Health hospitals, providing substantial philanthropic benefit.

Recognition and Awards
IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:
•    Four clinical programs ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-15 edition of America’s Best Hospitals.
•    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is honored to be ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 2014-15, Riley at IU Health ranked in nine out of 10 categories.
•    Six hospitals are designated as Magnet® hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.
•    IU Health Transplant Service is the only comprehensive transplant program in Indiana and one of the nation’s largest solid-organ transplant center.
•    IU Simon Cancer Center is Indiana’s only National Cancer Institute-designated patient care center.

IU Health has a long-standing commitment to provide charity care to uninsured, low-income and medically indigent patients. IU Health and its team members are devoted to improving the health of Indiana communities through a variety of activities. In 2013, IU Health’s total community investment was over $500 million, including $308 million in free and reduced-cost care to qualified patients.

IU HEALTH CONTACTS

Steven S. Ivy, M.Div., Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President for Values, Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Pastoral Services
317-962-3591
sivy@iuhealth.org

Steven Wantz
Sr. Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff
317-962-3306    
swantz@iuhealth.org


Contact
Steven S. Ivy, MDiv, PhD
sivy@iuhealth.org
317-962-3591

July 30, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister-Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church
Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church
Part time
Hazlehurst, GA USA

First United Methodist Church of Hazlehurst, GA is seeking a Youth Minister. Hazlehurst is the county seat of Jeff Davis County. We have a wonderful community with a great school system and a church that has always valued our youth ministry. Our church has a wonderful youth facility and a lot of potential for ministry with our community’s young people. We are currently at a time of transition with our youth ministry, so there’s a lot of space for creativity and new ideas. If you have a desire to help young people know and grow in Christ, please prayerfully consider applying.  

Responsibilities: Leading our Wednesday Night youth programs; outreach to the local school system; developing after school programs; overseeing the confirmation class; planning and leading all youth trips; and all other activities that involve our youth.  

If you are interested, please contact Rev. Josh Duckworth with your resume or questions.: jlduckworth84@gmail.com


Contact
Rev. Josh Duckworth
jlduckworth84@gmail.com

July 30, 2015
Church, Administration
Pastor
New Mount Zion Baptist Church
Full time
Orangeburg, South Carolina USA

Pastoral Vacancy
New Mount Zion Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1609
Orangeburg, SC 29116

Date Posted
08/01/2015

Position
Pastor -Full-time


The Pastoral Search Committee of the New Mount Zion Baptist Church (NMZBC), as authorized by its membership, is actively seeking a dynamic spirit-filled Pastor.  As one who will be chosen by God, any person interested in this position must exhibit character qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 in the Holy Scriptures.  Accordingly, the Pastor must be able to minister to the needs of our congregation, and community.  Those seeking the pastorate should have strong skills in leadership, communication, discipleship, evangelism, teaching, and be a visionary to lead us into the future. NMZBC is a unique, family-oriented church with appropriately 360 active members.  It is located in the city of Orangeburg, SC in close proximity to South Carolina State and Claflin Universities.
Additional Qualifications:
•    Seminary trained with an earned accredited degree (minimum Bachelor’s degree) and a minimum of five (5) years of Pastoral experience
•    Licensed and ordained to preach the Word of God
•    Effective interpersonal skills as a caregiver to the congregation
•    Proven leader and manager of church ministries and staff
•    Committed to growth through sound Christian Education and Youth Development
•    Proficiency in technology
All applicants should submit all information by September 13, 2015.  For more information and the application, please visit our website at www.newmountzionbaptistchurch.com.  The completed application should be sent to Deacon Paul E. Robinson, Jr., Pastoral Search Committee Chairman, NEW MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, P.O. Box 1609, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29116.  For inquires or questions, you may call (803) 682-5027 or email probin5424@gmail.com


Contact
Deacon Paul E. Robinson, Jr.
probin5424@gmail.com

July 20, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Louisiana Tech University Wesley Foundation Director
United Methodist Wesley Foundation
Full time
Ruston, LA United States

The Wesley Foundation serving Louisiana Tech University strives to embody the message of Christ through living life together, being devoted to the Word of God, prayer, worshiping together, and sharing in each others needs and joys. With a focus on loving Jesus, loving people, and communicating these tenets to the students on the campus of Louisiana Tech and throughout the Ruston community, the Louisiana Tech Wesley Foundation is seeking a Director of the campus ministry to fulfill this mission statement.

The candidate we seek is creative and energetic in their missional pursuit and discipleship of students. The candidate should be a nurturing leader with an ability to recruit, equip, and empower ministry interns and student leaders. The next director will be able to communicate the Word of God effectively through preaching and teaching as well as casting a vision for the ministry. The director should possess a willingness to actively engage the Wesley alumni base and local churches in the work of fundraising, as well as connect with the Wesley Board of Directors.

Qualifications: Ordained elders in The United Methodist Church with a seminary degree are desired. Certified candidates in the ordination process will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and experience working in campus ministry and/or young adult ministry.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to the Wesley Foundation Board Personnel Committee at LaTechWesleySearch@gmail.com.


Contact
Melanie Koskie
latechwesleysearch@gmail.com

July 20, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Director of Mission Theology
General Board of Global Ministries
Full time
New York, New York United States

BASIC PURPOSE: Reporting to the General Secretary, the Director of Mission Theology will play a major role in communicating and teaching Global Ministries’ theology of mission to a wide range of audiences, as well as continually reevaluating and contributing to the agency’s theology of mission.  The Director of Mission Theology will also play an important role guiding and thinking with staff about how they use the agency’s theology of mission in their work.  Altogether, the Director of Mission Theology’s work will have an impact on not only Global Ministries and the theological basis on which its programs organize and conduct their work globally, but also the church in general, including United Methodist churches, autonomous and affiliated Methodist churches, and ecumenical partners.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITES:
•Articulate and help implement the goals, core values and strategies of the General Board of Global Ministries.

•Effectively communicates and engages with diverse global communities and constituencies, expanding concepts of mission education within an interdisciplinary understanding of mission as expressed in the agency’s theology of mission.


•Ensures that high quality, culturally engaging and relevant educational resources and training opportunities are developed and produced within budget and time limitations, with accurate and transparent funding accountability maintained in all relationships.


•Builds quality mission relationships with partner churches and all connectional church leadership, which facilitate positive understandings of the agency’s expressed emphasis on God’s mission (missio Dei), mission partnership, “mission from everywhere to everywhere”, and connecting the church in mission.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
•Analyze and evaluate the context in which the church is called to Christian Mission, develop theological understandings of the same in line with historic and current theological statements of the agency and the wider church, and develop action plans and create educational resources for sharing these understandings with the various agency constituencies.

•Plan and facilitate learning-sharing opportunities regarding the agency’s Mission Theology statement, and other theological themes relevant to the work of the Staff, active Missionaries and those in training. These may be done in seminar type discussions. Small group study sessions and production of theological reflections in different media.


•Collaborate with other General Agencies, such as the General Board of Discipleship, Higher Education Ministry, Church and Society, and the United Methodist Women, regarding theological education in global settings; Identify and evaluate opportunities for expansion of engagement in, and conversations around topics of mission theology, mission education, and theological education, in relationship to current denominational emphases and areas of focus.


•Serve as liaison, develop resources, and coordinate the relationships among partner churches for theological education for clergy and laity, with a particular emphasis in mission theology, through existing United Methodist, Methodist, and related ecumenical settings as identified by the Mission Theology leadership team.


•Monitor and evaluate goals and objectives related to this portfolio.


REQUIREMENTS:

•Master’s Degree in Theology, or Missiology, or Religion. Doctorate or equivalent preferred.


•Three (3) – Five (5) years’ experience in theological education, missiology, ecumenical work or similar ministry involving theological analysis, research and writing.


•Global, intercultural, and interfaith professional experiences from working in various church structures and diverse faith constituencies. A strong understanding and knowledge of the United Methodist theology and it how it compares and contrasts with other streams of beliefs.


•Demonstrates leadership strength or potential; ability to relate to and engage with professors of mission theology, World Council of Churches, staff and other constituents; Demonstrates the ability to influence different spheres and to effectively navigate around a wide range of cultures, attitudes, constituencies and theological beliefs.


•Strong communication skills- ability to responsibly discuss and articulate deep explorations of mission theology issues and to write and publish on mission theology as a representative of Global Ministries. Ability to comfortably articulate the current vision while pushing its current boundaries.


•Competent academically with the ability to practically apply academic knowledge to varying contexts and to varying levels of academic achievement via trainings, discourses and other forums. Ability to guide Global Ministries programs in how mission theology can impact their work and planning.

Please apply by going to www.umcmission.org, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers.


Contact
Meghan O'Sullivan
meghan@vertexglobalcorp.com

July 15, 2015
Church, Ministry
Part-time Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Henderson, NC United States

Part-time Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
  In partnership with the Lead Pastor, church staff members, and lay leadership, this person will coordinate and implement all programs and outreach initiatives for the children and youth of First UMC. Time commitment will vary but will require an estimated average of 16 hours per week.  We are seeking someone who has good people skills and a positive attitude and has training and/or experience in implementing programs of spiritual formation with children and youth.  A Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education or a related field and a background in the United Methodist Church is preferred.


Contact
Terry Huffines
thuff_55@yahoo.com
252-438-8791

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