February 05, 2014
Summit Evangelical Covenant Church
Cary, NC USA
Summit ECC in Cary is looking for a part time worship leader. This is an opportunity to use your gifts and gain ministry experience leading music in our 10:30 worship service. Our song bank ranges from Tomlin to Crowder to Wesley to Spafford. Duties will include: weekly communication with the pastor to select songs and hymns, preparing for and leading 2 rehearsals (one during the week and one Sunday morning before the service), working with/training the existing worship team and recruiting/assessing possible team members, and leading our church in worshiping the Lord through song on Sunday morning. 8-10 hours per week, pay is $150 per week. The team is ready, we just need the right leader!
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
February 04, 2014
Wake Forest Baptist Church
Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
Wake Forest Baptist Church, a progressive Christian community located on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, seeks a dynamic full-time ordained pastor with a Master of Divinity or equivalent and with full-time pastoral experience. As a multi-generational, multi-cultural congregation of over 200 members and friends, we value prophetic worship, thoughtful religious education, social justice, peacemaking, and welcoming and affirming of all people. Applicants need to possess demonstrated skills and strengths in the various demands of pastoral ministry: preaching, worship leadership, outreach, pastoral care, and administration. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications. Please submit by March 30, 2014 a cover letter, résumé with references, and your recent sermon in both hard copy and video. Visit our website for more information and instructions on how to apply.
Nancy Hall-Davis, Chair, Pastor Search Committee
February 03, 2014
Director of Family Ministries
St. John's Episcopal Church
Columbia, SC USA
St. John’s Episcopal Church, located in the Shandon neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina, seeks a full-time Director of Family Ministries who will develop, coordinate, and shepherd effective ministry relationships, formation, and other programs for our children, teenagers, and their families. Partners in ministry will be the rector, staff, and vestry, members of the children’s and youth committees, Sunday school teachers, youth advisors, parents, and other volunteers. A Bachelor’s degree is required (a Master’s degree is preferred), along with experience in areas of pastoral and administrative ministries such as Christian formation, childhood and adolescent development, youth ministry, etc.
• will display obvious gifts for empowering and equipping volunteers;
• will enthusiastically enjoy working with children, teenagers, and their families;
• will have the ability to create an exciting and welcoming learning environment;
• will be adept and proficient in all relevant areas of personal, written, and electronic communication and social media;
• will be highly organized and creative;
• and will be familiar with and embrace the tradition and teaching of The Episcopal Church.
Request a full job description via email.
Email resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2014.
February 03, 2014
Duke Wesley Fellowship
Durham, North Carolina United States
Full-time program intern for the Duke Wesley Fellowship, starting fall 2014.
Salary: $22,500 plus free housing
Participate fully in the ministry of Duke Wesley
1. Attend Wesley Worship and Weekly Eucharist
2. Attend Fellowship Events
3. Attend Council and Board meetings
4. Participate in Service and Social Justice Events
5. Participate in Fall and Spring Retreats
6. Participate in Fall Break and Spring Break Team Trips
Lead in the ministry of Duke Wesley
1. Help direct Wesley Worship music ensemble
2. Preach for Weekly Eucharist at least twice each semester
3. Lead at least two weekly small group studies
4. Attend planning retreats and meetings
5. Provide support for student break team leaders
6. Offer pastoral support for students
Wesley House Manager
1. Live in the House
2. Facilitate fellowship opportunities for house residents: meals, prayer, games, etc.
3. Organize residents to maintain house cleanliness
4. Report repair and maintenance needs beyond your ability to address
5. Meet repair and maintenance people who need access to the house
6. Organize house work day for Board members and students each semester
Jennifer E Copeland
February 01, 2014
Minister of Music
St. Joseph A.M.E Church
Durham, NC United States
The Minister of Music will work with the Senior Pastor in organizing celebrative, meaningful worship services and oversee the Church’s Music Ministries, in addition to collaborating with those involved in the Music Program of the Church. He/she must possess an unequivocal passion for glorifying God and edifying the people of God through music and worship.
Work with the Senior Pastor and serve as Music Committee Chairperson to develop the church music program.
Develop budget for Music Program.
Prepare appropriate atmosphere to facilitate praise and worship.
Establish regular rehearsal schedule for all choirs.
Establish rehearsal schedule for special days and seasons.
See that there are proficient musicians present at every rehearsal/service.
Bring all choirs to a high standard of proficiency.
Work with Directors and musicians in music selection.
Oversees and provides music for the praise team.
Arrange for the infusion of new music on a quarterly basis.
Acquaint all choirs with all varieties of worship music.
Establish a combined choir to sing at special functions.
Serve as first point of contact in conflict resolution in the music program.
Schedule leave time for all musicians; find replacements in their absence.
Schedule periodic mini-workshops for all choirs.
Plan an Annual Music Workshop.
Other tasks as the Senior Pastor may require.
February 01, 2014
High Hills Baptist Church
Jarratt, Virginia USA
We are praying for a faithful, hardworking, trustworthy, and caring servant of God, who demonstrates 1) an ability to encourage and work fairly with others; 2) an enthusiasm for preaching, teaching, and praying the inspired Word of God; 3) a commitment to visit and minister to the sick and shut-in; and 4) a desire to lead outreach and evangelism opportunities.
February 01, 2014
Minister of Students
Clarksville Baptist Church
Clarksville, Virginia US
Embrace the "mission" of our youth ministry while supporting and encouraging each student's growth in faith and development of personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Provide an active role in the leadership, development, and ministry to and with the youth of the Clarksville Baptist Church and their friends. This is to include Bible studies, activities, fellowship time, and interaction in youth activities in our community. This minister shall place a strong emphasis on cultivating relationships with youth in order to be a respected role model who can disciple them and help them to grow in the Christian faith.
January 31, 2014
Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor
Spokane, WA United States
DEAN OF SPIRITUAL LIFE/CAMPUS PASTOR
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2014. The position will be open, and applications accepted, until filled.
POSITION: Whitworth University invites applications for the position of Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor; appointment anticipated to begin on July 1, 2014.The Dean of Spiritual Life/Campus Pastor provides leadership for campus ministry including worship and evangelism, pastoral care, and service and community building. The dean reports to the Vice President for Student Life, serves on the President's Cabinet, and has administrative faculty status.
1. A desire to point the Whitworth community to Jesus Christ as he is attested to in Holy Scripture.
2. A desire to pursue a life of humility, holiness and love that reflects the humility, holiness and love of God in Christ.
3. A desire to serve the Whitworth community with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.
4. A desire to embrace Whitworth’s identity as a Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical university.
1. Leadership, Administration and Teaching
a) Oversee campus ministry.
b) Supervise staff as they lead campus ministry programs.
c) Interview finalists for faculty positions and for key staff positions.
d) Represent Whitworth to external constituencies.
e) Participate in board of trustees meetings and consult with trustees on matters related to the university’s mission.
f) Teach up to one course a year.
g) Oversee the campus ministry department budget.
h) Serve on the Whitworth Institute of Ministry Planning Committee.
i) Serve as a member of the Whitworth Student Life Directors team.
j) Collaborate with the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement on initiatives that engage students with church internships and other ministry opportunities.
2. Worship and Evangelism
a) Serve as a key theological voice on campus.
b) Witness to Christ by actively seeking relationships with people across campus.
c) Collaborate with the campus ministry staff to design and lead worship services.
d) Preach regularly in weekly chapel services and encourage participation in worship by students, faculty and staff.
e) Discern and develop ministries that attract a diverse range of students.
f) Encourage each student, faculty member and staff member to participate regularly in a local church.
3. Pastoral Care
a) Provide pastoral care and counseling to the Whitworth community.
b) Nurture a life of disciplined prayer for Whitworth, the church and the world.
c) Collaborate with student life directors in response to emergencies and crises.
d) Creatively help people understand themselves in the light of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ.
4. Service and Community Building
a) Encourage an atmosphere of thoughtful and charitable inquiry and disagreement about issues of faith, while being a welcoming presence on campus.
b) Model a life of service, and actively connect students to local and global service opportunities.
c) Plan and lead special campus worship services such as baccalaureate and memorial services, and participate in campus ceremonies and events such as Whitworth Family Weekend and fall and Spring Convocations.
• A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
• A master of divinity degree and strong intellectual and educational interests required. A Ph.D. is desirable.
• Experience in ministering to young adults.
• Experience in administration and teaching.
• An understanding of university student development and a commitment to establishing positive relationships with students.
• A demonstrated awareness of and commitment to addressing effectively the unique needs and concerns of persons from a variety of diverse backgrounds, including those from under-represented racial/ethnic populations, persons with different gender and religious identities, and those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Understanding of and commitment to Whitworth’s Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identities.
• Active involvement in the church; ordained status preferred.
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
• Background check required.
Please submit the following application documents:
1. A letter of interest that relates your education and experience to the qualifications of the position
2. Your curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of reference (Please send letters to email@example.com )
4. A short personal essay (approximately one page) describing your personal Christian faith. This essay about your Christian commitment is intended to be a personal, authentic statement in your own words that will help the committee to determine your interest in joining Whitworth's "community of Christian scholars.”
5. Candidates selected for phone interviews may be asked to provide additional materials.
Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.