March 02, 2015
Highland Presbyterian Church
Fayetteville, NC US
The Office for Youth Ministry of Highland Presbyterian Church has an opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry Services. This opening is to fill a vacant position.
Highland Presbyterian Church has been serving the people of Fayetteville, NC and FortBragg for more than 100 years. An established church with ministry outreach to the surrounding communities and the triangle; we are looking for a strong leader to plan and lead the next generation of our church.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE:
The Director is to be a person of strong faith and a deep love for Jesus Christ and His church. This person is to be supportive of the Senior Minister’s vision and should have a knowledgeable understanding of the various ministries of the church and see the value of a team approach to all aspects of ministry. This person will be responsible for the overall Youth Ministry Program to include Youth Sunday School and Youth Fellowship on Sunday evenings as well as midweek Bible studies and activities. The Director of Youth Ministries will be a part of a larger team that seeks to incorporate various aspects of the total church ministry in a purposeful and missional way. A love of people, a caring nature, a positive outlook, and the ability to motivate others is essential.
ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES:
1. Have general oversight of ministry to Middle and High School Youth.
2. Develop, train and equip a team of Youth Leaders who will join in planning and leading youth ministry.
3. Use of the recreation center in church programming.
4. Provide leadership in worship services on occasion.
5. Along with the Director of Program and Mission Outreach, Director of Music Ministries, and other staff as needed, coordinate youth activities with the total ministry of the church.
6. Plan with Youth Committee the annual Youth Sunday, Graduation Sunday, fundraisers, mission trips, retreats, summer camp experiences, etc.
7. Participate in staff meetings and staff retreats in goal-setting process.
8. Develop contact system to reach youth and families of all ages.
9. Oversee Sunday School – curriculum selection, teachers, recruitment, overall support, etc.
10. Research curriculum and resource the Youth Ministry Team.
11. Help guide youth in their faith journey.
12. As outreach attends extracurricular activities of youth.
a. Willingness and ability to support the mission of Highland Presbyterian Church.
b. The desire to use talents and gifts to further the youth ministry of HPC in the community.
c. Be of good standing within home church and have an established faith in Jesus Christ.
d. Possess a heart for youth, young adults and families.
a. Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in religion, communications, or management.
Seminary experience or M. Div preferred.
a. 3- 5 years general ministry experience.
b. Demonstrated successful leadership/management experience to include staff supervision, program management and budget management.
c. Knowledge and experience in retreat planning and hosting, event planning and leadership development for youth.
d. Experience in leading committees, volunteers and leadership teams.
4. Other Elements:
a. Excellent communications skills.
b. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Office, Publisher, Photoshop, and website maintenance.
c. Success in utlizing social networking such as Facebook and Isntagram for ministry purposes.
e. Ability to work on weekends and some evenings. Ability to attend all retreats, lock-ins, camps, and mission trips with the youth.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply for this job, please email your resume and cover letter along with references to email@example.com.
Career Level Required
Experience Required 1+ to 2 Years
Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Employee
Job Status Full Time
February 23, 2015
Minister of Children
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC USA
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC, seeks a person to serve as Children’s Minister at a time level of 15- 20 hours weekly. Salary will be in accordance with experience. Submit a resume and cover letter to: David Pontz and Bill Casteen, Co-Chairs of Personnel Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minister of Children
The Minister of Children is a part time position, who performs under the direction and supervision of the Pastor. The Minister of Children will be primarily responsible for the ministries of the children of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Minister of Children shall have appropriate educational and/or work experience. This position will support the total church programs and is accountable for working toward the stated Vision and Goals of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
1. Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of all children through grade 5 by planning, administering and evaluating programs of education, training and ministries. These programs will effectively integrate and support the programs and activities of the church.
2. Be the Sunday morning greeter for children and families involved in the Children's program.
3. Assist in motivating and training church members/parents to work with the children's programs.
4. Serve as an advisor to the Children's Council and staff contact for Children's Sunday School teachers (check on supplies, materials, equipment needs, etc.).
5. In conjunction with the Tabernacle Learning Center Director, and Tabernacle Learning Center Committee develop and evaluate a unified ministry to preschoolers.
6. Plan, coordinate and attend functions for children (e.g. Fall Festival, Eggstravaganza, etc.).
7. Attend or have representation at Church Council.
8. Serve as the representative for the Children's Programs of Tabernacle Baptist in and outside the church walls.
9. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Pastor.
10.Cooperate as a team member with the Church Staff and other Church members
David Pontz and Bill Casteen
January 08, 2015
Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa
California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Pasadena, CA USA
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.”
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:
Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.
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.
•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
•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)
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.
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.
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.
Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.
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 email@example.com and reference Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa. Position is open until filled.