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wFirst aptist Church Seeks to develop fully devoted followers of CHRIST ATTN: lacement Office Christia Theological Seminary 1000 W. 42nd St. Indiana olis, IN 46208 Febru RE: 9, 2015 F,enior Pastor Applicants First B tilt Church of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is searching for a qualified senior pastor. Our pr ous pastor of 17 years has recently been called to another church near his family in Minnes ta. Potenti 1 candidates should visit our church web site at www.fbcofer.org where they will find: • Candidate Profile — What we are looking for in a senior pastor • Link to the City of Eaton Rapids web page • Link to the Pastor Placement Process (P3) We, ha 4e contracted with an organization called Converge, which utilizes the P3 process to analyz a candidate's abilities and our church's needs, ensuring the greatest success of both. Poten I candidates must apply through the P3 site. Submitting an application does not guaran ee the applicant will be recommended to us as a candidate. However, this Christian organi ation works with many churches that need pastors, and the applicant could be referre to another church within the Converge network. - 4f youbhould -have-any questions, contact our church-office at 517-663-5451_PleaseJea_ve. your name, the school you represent and phone number. First liptist Church of Eaton Rapids www. co fer.org
Director of Older Youth & Young Adult Ministry Federated Church 2400 Sycamore Lane, West Lafayette, IN 47906 December, 2014 The Director of Older Youth & Young Adult Ministry at Federated Church is a part time position requiring 20 – 25 hours per week. The person serving will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor. Older youth include freshmen through seniors in high school. Young adults include those aged 19-35. Duties and responsibilities: • Develop meaningful ministry to youth and young adults that encourages growth in faith, a sense of connection to the whole church, and helps individuals discover that Christian faith is relevant and needed in the twenty-first century. • Offer opportunities for youth and young adults to increase knowledge and understanding of the Bible and ways to apply it to daily life. • Develop and coordinate ministry that emphasizes the following: 1. Fellowship – activities and events that center on building relationships with others and with Jesus Christ. 2. Study and worship – organize studies that speak to teens and young adults who are searching for meaning in life. Provide a safe place to ask questions, discuss openly topics of concern to them, and share a good biblical foundation for study groups. Also, coordinate special worship opportunities that speak to the special needs of each age group. Explore ways that younger members can become more engaged in current worship events, as well as looking for new ways to enhance worship. 3. Mission and service – explore ways to reach into the community and world in worthwhile ways. Plan and coordinate “hands-on” mission opportunities in the community/world. • Develop ongoing leadership training for youth and young adults through classes and special events. Attend leadership training events offered by the American Baptists and Disciples of Christ for personal learning. • Help youth and young adults recognize that they are a significant part of the church and encourage participation in all levels of the church’s life. • Meet consistently at times convenient for participants. • Work closely with the Senior Pastor and other staff to coordinate schedules and to cooperate in promoting the whole life of the church. • Divide time as equally as possible between older youth ministry and young adult ministry. Qualifications: An ideal candidate would possess the following characteristics and attributes: • Strong personal faith that can be shared comfortably and easily. • Knowledge of the Bible and comfort in sharing/teaching. • Some experience working with youth and young adults. • Good organizational and communication skills and follow through. • Dependable. • Motivated for ministry – a desire to grow the ministry of Christ’s Church. • Passion for creating a place for young people in the church. • Welcoming to all young people. • Empathetic and willing to be a “sounding board” for young people with special needs. • Energy, excitement and enthusiasm for ministry. • College degree or equivalent – some Seminary training preferred. • Preferred – background with the American Baptist Churches of America or the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). If interested, please contact: Tom Morlan – Chair of the Search Committee tpm3mai@aol.com Or, John Williams – Senior Minister williamsjohn2@comcast.net
Pittsboro United Methodist Church Director of Student Ministries Our Mission: To Love God/Love People/Do Stuff! Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the Pittsboro United Methodist Pastor, the Staff Parish Relations Committee, and in coordination with the Youth Ministry Team, the Youth Director performs essential functions associated with the youth of the church and community. This is a full-time salary position requiring at least 40 hours per week. In conjunction with “our mission” the director of youth ministries shall be responsible for developing and implementing a relational ministry to youth that allows for a life change (meeting and believing in Jesus) and a change of living (following Jesus). Essential Functions: 1. Develop and implement a plan for Youth Ministry in conjunction with the Youth Ministry Team. 2. Design, supervise and direct the Youth Group Ministry (6th grade – young adult). 3. Facilitate and/or direct Confirmation classes. 4. Dedicate at least half the working time to relationship building with youth, parents and adults of the community. 5. Lead and/or facilitate mission, fellowship, and outreach opportunities for youth. 6. Recruit and train lay persons in order to foster the Youth Ministry Team to assist in activities 1-5 above. 7. Attend worship services where youth are in attendance Additional Responsibilities: 1. Provide back-up for other positions in the church as needed. 2. All other duties as assigned. 3. Along with the Youth Ministry Team, coordinate curriculum for high school, middle school, and college age youth. Training and Development: 1. Participates in continuing education programs on request or in conjunction with the Annual Performance and Development Review Form. A minimum of 20 hours of continuing education training per year (funded by PUMC) is required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Exhibits a life of Christian belief and character. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with others on an individual and or group basis. Good attendance and punctuality Good organizational skills Ability to work independently and or in a team setting with other staff members. Minimum Qualifications: Previous Youth Group design experience College Education preferred Will be subject to a background check as spelled out in the PUMC Child Protection Guidelines Contact Information - Mscott@pacers.com
North United Methodist Church Youth Ministry Intern Job Description Objective of the Internship This position exists for the mutual benefit of North United Methodist Church and the intern. North Church receives an individual who can offer their own set of skills, knowledge, interests, and passions to support and enhance our North Church ministry. In turn, the intern receives the opportunity to learn and practice ministry in a safe and nurturing environment as the intern continues to discern a call to ministry. Profile of the Intern • Possessing a sense of call to ministry and desiring a place to follow and process that calling • Willing to develop mentoring relationship with a variety of youth • Ability to help lead discussions and group activities as a part of a team of adult ministry partners • Must pass a background check and adhere to Safe Sanctuary policy Expectations of the Intern To be an example of Christian health to our students and church members, involving things like: • Attending Sunday morning worship consistently. • Taking opportunities to grow in your faith personally. • Demonstrating appropriate boundaries in life, relationships, and ministry. • Living out the gospel, not seeking perfection but embracing transparency and grace. To grow in maturity as a Christian servant and leader: • Meeting weekly with Minister of Youth & Young Adults, reflecting on ministry principles and evaluating ministry experiences. • Engaging in reflection of Christian leadership via readings assigned by the Minister of Youth & Young Adults or readings that are a part of any academic program the intern may be a part of. To serve as a leader in the Youth Ministry of North Church: • Assist with plans and leadership of the Sunday evening youth ministry program. • Attend and assist with the Sunday morning youth Sunday school programs. • Assist with plans and execution of Youth Ministry special events. • Take opportunities to contact students through social media, texting, and personal contact. • Assist with some administrative tasks with Minister of Youth & Young Adults. Accountability Structure The Youth Intern is directly accountable to the Minister of Youth & Young Adults who works under the Senior Pastor. Commitment & Compensation The Youth Ministry Intern is a part time position, during the school year, consisting of 10 hours per week. • Sunday mornings, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm • Sunday evenings, 5:00 – 8:00 pm • Weekly meeting with Minister of Youth & Young Adults, 1 hour, TBD • Monthly Youth Council meetings, 1.5 hours, TBD • Special Events, TBD The position pays $400/month. Submit resume and application to Anne Moman, Minister of Youth & Young Adults at amoman@northchurchindy.com. North United Methodist Church YOUTH MINISTRY INTERN APPLICATION Please complete and mail or email back to North United Methodist Church. Attention: Anne Moman, 3808 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46220 or amoman@northchurchindy.com. Name: Cell Phone Number: Home Address: School Address: Age: _____ Years in College: _____ Major: Email Address: Church Affiliation/Membership: Please attach answers to the following questions: ~ What are three gifts you bring to youth ministry? ~ What experience do you have working with middle school, or high school youth and religious organizations (churches, campus groups, camps, etcÉ)? And how have those experiences shaped your call to serve? ~ What are your primary reasons for seeking to serve as an intern? And what outcome or goals do you hope to achieve? ~ What extracurricular activities are you involved in and how would those shape your ministry at North? ~ What personal strengths would you bring to our ministry and what areas of growth do you hope to build upon during the internship? ~ What do you see as the way God is calling you in life? What ministry of vocation do you think God is drawing you towards and how does this internship work with that? ~ Describe your relationship with God and Jesus Christ and how this internship works with your overall Christian journey. References: Name: Phone: __ Association: Email: Name: Phone: Association: Email:
Job Opening Connectional Minister of Children and Families SUMMARY: The Connectional Minister of Children and Families will provide ministerial leadership to sustain and expand children’s ministry programs for the churches and the communities. The Minister will explore and develop partnerships for ministry between the two congregations and serve as the connectional link. Approximately, three-quarters of the job will be devoted to ministries at North Church and one-quarter will be devoted to the ministries at East Tenth. The Minister will have a Christ-like attitude that is accepting and inclusive of all the diverse parts of Christ’s Body. WHO WE ARE: North UMC: We are a large metropolitan church located at a diverse intersection in urban Indianapolis. We strive to be a place where a broad variety of spiritual journeys meet. We come from urban and suburban areas and have a wide range of ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, economic resources, political perspectives, theological understandings, vocational callings, and life experiences. We also represent many types of family structures and lifestyles. We are a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. www.northchurchindy.com East Tenth UMC & Children and Youth Center: We are a small neighborhood church located in a racially diverse and economically challenged neighborhood in urban Indianapolis. We have a long commitment to serving the children and families of our community. We are a congregation of servants of Christ who work for and celebrate God’s vision of shalom. www.east10th.org QUALITIES OF THE CONNECTIONAL MINISTER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: You have a passion for urban ministry and compassion for children and the poor. Because this is a new position, which builds on the duties and responsibilities of previous positions, you are flexible, innovative, and work in a cooperative style. You are a self-starter with dreams and vision for growing ministries. You work well with a team, delegate effectively, multi-task easily, and encourage the service of adult volunteers. You are grounded in your own Christian practices and theology, but at the same time, you are open to different viewpoints. You model Christian service in your own life. You have an understanding of the United Methodist tradition, and Wesleyan theology. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: • Master of Arts in Christian Education or an equivalent degree required • Experience in children’s ministries required • United Methodist and/or Wesleyan tradition preferred North UMC is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer. Contact: Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Minister, dcushwood@northchurchindy.com North United Methodist Church3808 North Meridian StreetIndianapolis, Indiana46208
Internship with Gower Christian Church Summer 2015 G wer Christian hunch Description er Christian Church is a medium-sized congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in GoWer, Missouri, a ral community of approximately 1,500, located 45 minutes north of downtown Kansas Ci Go er CC is ahis orical Disciples of Christ congregation, with roots in the area dating to 1853. We welcome persons of all b ck ounds in our congregation, with members coming from all over a forty mile radius around the church. Our ;chu ch's mission is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbOs s ourselves. We are led by Rev. Jimmy Gawne, an ordained Disciples of Christ minister and graduate of theschool of Divinity at Wake Forest University, along with a team of highly capable and dedicated lay persons. Our worship style deftly blends a mix of traditional and contemporary elements; our congregation ranges in age from less than a year old to more than 100 years old, with a majority of our members under the age of 40. e highly value education and wish to assist in educating future ministers/church leaders thr9ugh a summer i ternship experience that could possibly lead to an on-going ministry partnership. Gower Chrisliin Cfi rch is seekinga summer intern who desires to have a lidndi-on—ministryexperieneellill'or variety. We are very, affirming of all persons in ministry and would love to partner with and train any person who is exploring mi istry as a life work. This internship is open to students of all denominational backgrounds, and i not limited to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Summer Intern Job Description Over the course of 1 weeks, the summer intern will receive training and have the following opportunities: Prepare lesso and teach Sunday School classes or Bible Study groups of any/every age group Work witlx the youth group (approximately 20-25 students), including assisting with a mission trip to Los Angeles, CA Assist with planning and leading Vacation Bible School Counsel one week of Chi-Rho (middle school) camp Help lead ono hly worship at the local convalescent center Visit the hospitalized and homebound with a trained chaplain Preach 2 to 3 t mes • Work with ch ch administration to develop and hone administrative skills • Attend the Ge eral Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), held in Columbus, OH (cost of registratioft, t nsportation, and housing will be covered by Gower Christian Church) Develop and c -lead studies on topics of interest to the intern OPTIONAL: ttend Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC (registration and transportation costs to be covered by student) Alt ough all of these opportunities exist, some are negotiable. If an intern wishes to pursue additional areas of min stry or definitely does not feel called to one of the above opportunities, she/he can voice these and we will wor with the intern o provide support and challenges that are appropriate. The ducational stru ure of this internship is based on the Art of Ministry Field Education program designed by t e School of Divi ity at Wake Forest University, an ATS-accredited theological institution. The intern will mee weekly wit11Re . Gawne and will have the opportunity to meet with Rev. Bill Rose-Heim, Northwest Area minister for'the hristian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mid-America. If so desired, the summer intern will also have oppo nities to dine with and develop relationships with several church leaders and their families. Gower CC prefeiT th intern have her/his own vehicle for transportation, but if one is not available, we will work to provide tile i tern with a vehicle. Gower CC will provide housing throughout the summer in the homes of various members o the congregation. A stioend of $2,000 om the church will be provided. Contact Rev. Gawne at james.m.gawne@gmail.com or (816 424-3525 for q estions and inquiries.
Job Posting LEADER - ILLUMINATION YOUTH MINISTRIES (IYM) United Church of Christ (UCC) Ministry Description – IYM is a combined ministry of Christ Church, UCC – Ft. Thomas, KY; St. John UCC – Bellevue, KY; and St. John’s UCC – Newport, KY working together for the faith and spiritual formation of middle school and high school youth. Qualifications: • Holds and demonstrates Christian values • Energetic and enthusiastic • Able to work with all ages of people • Has good communication skills • Able to organize, administrate, and follow through • Reflects in day-to-day ministry faith in Christ and trust in God • Is a good team player and colleague • Extends and receives God’s grace • Is a good motivator Position Summary: The candidate for this position will be responsible for developing, organizing, supervising and coordinating the youth programs of IYM. The candidate shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people and adults in the participating churches that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. Primary programming is on Wednesday evenings. Example of Responsibilities: Develop a holistic program for youth, participate in planning and leading confirmation program with local pastors, mission projects, Bible studies, leadership development, oversee all publicity, outreach to inactive youth, parent programs and special events, attend monthly Youth Advisory Board (YAB) meetings, etc. Job Type: Salaried position; equivalent of 10 hours per week; Salary range: up to $250 per week; salary commensurate with experience. Persons who are ordained or on track to be ordained in the UCC or a partner denomination are preferred, however, qualified non-ordained persons may be considered. To apply email or US mail a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references by March 1, 2015 to: Pastor@StJohnChurch.net The Reverend Keith M. Haithcock, Pastor & Teacher St. John United Church of Christ 520 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073 Illumination Youth Ministries, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications, and without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation or gender identity.
I am now hiring new caregivers for my business, Friends of the Family. Students who are interested in flexible part-time employment can call me at 317-775-3333. Especially need help on weekends and evenings. Pay starts at $12/hr. and must have own transportation. Cheri Irmscher Pres Friends of the Family 317-775-3333
Our minister is taking a Sabbatical Leave in the summer of 2015. Our church is in Centralia, Illinois. We will need someone to preach and conduct the Sunday morning worship service beginning June 14 - August 16. This person may help us any number of Sundays - not necessarily every Sunday. The worship service time is 9:00 a.m. Church School follows at 10:30 a.m. We do have a coffee fellowship time between the 2 events. Would appreciate a response by any interested person to emb118@charter.net or 618-533-1403. I am a 'retired' Disciples minister serving on this committee for the church. Thank you for your interest. Elaine Bush
Are you a creative contemporary musician? Do you wish that you could be part of bringing hope, healing, joy and excitement to people each week? Are you interested in helping craft a new Christian worship experience? Fairview Presbyterian Church is seeking a Worship Leader for a new worship service starting in March. The Worship Leader will be part (keyboard or guitar preferred) of the worship band and be the primary person responsible for directing the band in rehearsals and leading worship through music in the Sunday 9:00 a.m. service. This person will work with the pastors and worship design team to plan and implement creative, joyful and inviting services. Worship music will range in style but will include Christian Contemporary, Rock, and Alternative music. Fairview is a traditional church with moderate theology, willing to try something new. The church is committed to devoting the necessary resources to make the new service excellent, successful, and a valuable ministry for connecting people to God and helping them to experience God’s love in their lives. Contact scoons@fairviewpresbyterian.org for more info.
WALK ,N.„ THE LIGHT CHRISTIAN ,A CHURCH Walk in the Light Seeks a Youth Minister! Minister of Youth and Young Adults The Minister of Youth and Young Adults shall have the following duties and responsibilities: • Plans and coordinates a calendar and program of activities empowering to children, youth, and young adults. • Recruits and supervises volunteers to assist in the planning and conduct these activities. • Conducts fundraising events and activities in support of the ministry. • Plans and coordinates outings and trips for youth and youth adults, including inter-faith and fellowship outings designed to promote spiritual fellowship and growth. • Leads monthly meetings of the youth and young adult ministry team and attends church staff meetings monthly. • Plans, staffs, conducts, and preaches at Youth Sunday every 5th worship day of the month with the assistance of the leadership. • Prepares and presents the children's sermon each Sunday morning during regular worship. • Plans, prepares, and conducts relevant bible studies, curriculum, and teaching events designed to expose the Word of God to served populations. • Monitors, establishes rules for, and insures the safety of children, youth and young adults participating in the ministry as relates to travel, facilities use, and personal conduct. • Is responsible for the maintenance, up-keep, care, and storage of ministry supplies and equipment and the condition of facilities used. • Such other tasks as may be assigned by the Senior Pastor. WLCC is a diverse and predominantly African-American church located in Northwest Indianapolis and is affiliated with the Christian Church (DOC). Successful candidate must set an excellent example of a moral lifestyle for youth; evidence submitted followership; compassionate leadership; be thorough in preparation for ministry; be accountable; dependable; and a team player. Reports directly to the Senior Pastor. Immediate opening. Salary and part-time hours negotiable. Call or send resume to: Pastor Clarence Bolden walkinthelight2003@gmail.com (317) 515-0393
New Creation Worship Coordinator We’re looking for a dynamic person to lead our worship planning team! This work of part-time ministry includes meeting with the planning team every week, coordinating with others involved throughout the week as needed, and leading worship with the Senior Minister on Sunday mornings. Are you skilled in developing worship ideas and plans? Possess organizational skills? Able to work with senior minister, music ensemble, technical people, and other volunteers to lead an alternative worship service? Do you have seminary training and/or consider yourself theologically progressive? If yes, then apply for the position! Email your resume to Rev. Jim Rapp at jrapp@FCIndy.org
Ministry Opportunity at First UCC, Quakertown Expires 1-1-2015 First UCC, Quakertown seeks a person called, gifted, and trained to work with youth, young adults, and modern worship. Deep faith in Jesus Christ as savior, teacher, and example is vital. We prefer someone who is recently graduated, available full time, and who, either now or in the future, desires to seek ordination. There is a great opportunity to grow and create in a supportive, encouraging, and exciting environment. Theologically, we are Bible centered with a strong commitment to grow in faith and numbers as Jesus commissioned us. We take a moderate position on areas of strong social debate, we discourage political advocacy, and we honor diverse opinions among individuals. In preaching, teaching, and practice we emphasize love, faith, service, and Christ-like behavior - attributes that churches are uniquely called upon to proclaim and provide. Please visit our web site, www.firstucc.net , for more detailed information. We have about 450 members with 145 in our Sunday worship. We have a central location in Quakertown, one block from the high school, and excellent physical facilities. We have a husband and wife as senior co-pastors, a full time administrative assistant, and 11 part time staff. Our youth group, 7th through 12th grade, has about a dozen active members and an equal number of sometimes-participating members. Responsibilities for youth will include regular group meetings, Christian teaching, mission trips, retreats, bonding, planning, individual growth in faith and practice, and spiritual guidance during the transition from youth into adulthood. Responsibilities for young adults will include creating programs for college students, those beginning careers, and those beginning families. This person will be able to initiate such programs, create small groups, and provide spiritual guidance during this time of challenge and transition into adult roles. We have begun a monthly Saturday worship service that is informal, intimate, modern, and interactive. The music is upbeat and contemporary. Responsibility in this area will be to help us increase frequency to every Saturday and to initiate similar worship at other times. This person will be able to be a worship leader and will feel a strong call to bring in the young and the unchurched. Ability to participate in music and to use technology are strong pluses. If you see a possible fit with your goals, we would very much like to be in contact with you. Give us a call or send an e-mail. Or, if you prefer, you can send a cover letter and resume, either hard copy or e-mail, to [Douglas Donigian, First UCC, 151 South 4th Street, Quakertown, PA 18951] or [pastordoug@firstucc.net]. Phone inquiries can be made at 215 536 4447.
Job Posting Expires 12-31-2014 LEADER - ILLUMINATION YOUTH MINISTRIES (IYM) United Church of Christ (UCC) Ministry Description – IYM is a combined ministry of Christ Church, UCC – Ft. Thomas, KY; St. John UCC – Bellevue, KY; and St. John’s UCC – Newport, KY working together for the faith and spiritual formation of middle school and high school youth. Qualifications: • Holds and demonstrates Christian values • Energetic and enthusiastic • Able to work with all ages of people • Has good communication skills • Able to organize, administrate, and follow through • Reflects in day-to-day ministry faith in Christ and trust in God • Is a good team player and colleague • Extends and receives God’s grace • Is a good motivator Position Summary: The candidate for this position will be responsible for developing, organizing, supervising and coordinating the youth programs of IYM. The candidate shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people and adults in the participating churches that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. Primary programming is on Wednesday evenings. Example of Responsibilities: Develop a holistic program for youth, participate in planning and leading confirmation program with local pastors, mission projects, Bible studies, leadership development, oversee all publicity, outreach to inactive youth, parent programs and special events, attend monthly Youth Advisory Board (YAB) meetings, etc. Job Type: Salaried position; equivalent of 10 hours per week; Salary range: up to $250 per week; salary commensurate with experience. Persons who are ordained or on track to be ordained in the UCC or a partner denomination are preferred, however, qualified non-ordained persons may be considered. To apply email or US mail a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references by December 1, 2014 to: Pastor@StJohnChurch.net The Reverend Keith M. Haithcock, Pastor & Teacher St. John United Church of Christ 520 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073 Illumination Youth Ministries, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Employment offers are made on the basis of qualifications, and without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation or gender identity.
Faith Presbyterian Church Expires 1-1-2015 Position Description (2014) Interim Youth Director Interim Youth Director Section 1 page 1 Revision 2, 2014 POSITION DESCRIPTION: Interim Youth Director PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Pastor, provide leadership for our Middle School and High School age youth. WORK WEEK : This is a salaried, part time position that is utilized a pproximately 15 hours per week. This includes preparation and planning of Sunda y school, Sunday evening youth group and Wednesday evening youth gatherin g, and leadership at these events. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide spiritual leadership for our middle and hi gh school youth through planning and participating in church youth activities. 2. Provide opportunities for spiritual growth and fell owship through bible studies, worship, mission, and fellowship. 3. Participate in confirmation/commissioning class. 4. Equip and train volunteers in order to strengthen t he success of their service. 5. Contribute to and support the overall ministry of th e church. 6. Assimilate new youth into the youth program and foll ow-up with youth visiting the church and/or youth programs. 7. Attend staff and Christian Education Team meetings POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Love of God. 2. Love of youth. 3. Good communication skills. 4. Ability to work independently and self-motivated. 5. An enthusiastic and caring attitude. 6. A creative leader of youth. 7. Flexibility and sound judgment. 8. Ability to recruit and lead adult leaders. 9. Ability to support the mission of Faith church. 10. Bachelor’s degree, preferred. 11. Experience working directly with youth required. 12. Understanding of reformed theology RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Head of Staff 2. Christian Education Team Faith Presbyterian Church Position Description (2014) Interim Youth Director Interim Youth Director Section 1 page 2 Revision 2, 2014 3. Adult Youth Advisors 4. Youth 5. Other staff EVALUATION: Pastor and the Personnel Team will conduct reviews and ar e available as needed for assistance and concerns. COMPENSATION: based on experience SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: lohrenzch@faithcpindy.org Re: IYD Search
Job Announcement Expires 11-1-2014 Artist-in-Residence Black Voices of Inspiration Choir Purdue University Black Cultural Center The Purdue Black Cultural center invites applicants for the Purdue University Black Cultural Center Artist in Residence/Choral Director. The Black Cultural Center is home to the Performing Arts Ensemble program consisting of a drama company, choir, dance troupe and creative writing program. The performing arts ensembles are creative laboratories, which provide students opportunities to learn about and contribute to African American and African Diaspora artist traditions. We are seeking to hire a world class artist to serve as a choral director, instructor and musician for the Purdue Black Voices of Inspiration Choir. The artist in residence is a full time administrative position of the Black Cultural Center. Purdue Black Cultural Center The Purdue Black Cultural Center is a nationally acclaimed organization and treasured educational resource. It is a focal point for the African American experience and a force for cultural enrichment and intellectual growth at Purdue University an in the community. The Black Cultural Center is a place where the black experience in America can be explored, celebrated and shared. The center provides an environment that fosters cross-cultural exchanges and noteworthy research as well as artistic expression through music, dance, drama, visual arts and creative writing. Purdue Black Voices of Inspiration Choir The Black Voices of Inspiration choral ensemble was founded in 1975. Members include Purdue students and individuals from the community who are committed to the performance of music enhanced by the musical traditions and experiences of African Americans. The ensemble’s concert literature includes spirituals, jazz, blues, gospel, anthems, hymns and contemporary music. The Black Voices of Inspiration is one of the most widely respected choirs in the Midwest. The group has performed for the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Purdue University President’s Council and for Neil Armstrong and other astronauts. BVOI has received international acclaim as part of the Voices of America concert tour to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. They have also participated in educational research tours focusing on the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power, Afro/Latin experience and Hurricane Katrina. Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters preferred. Three years of experience in music education or choral direction. • Evidence of artistic achievement in professional and/or academic choral music program. • Proven ability to build, sustain and conduct a robust choral music program. • Experience and knowledge in working with students of color in an educational setting. • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills necessary for effective communication with campus and community entities. Responsibilities • Responsible for the overall operation and creative visionary of the BVOI choir. • Teach the fundamentals of music theory, performance, and music history connected to semester themes • Plan and conduct regular rehearsals of the choir and their musicians ensuring adequate preparation for all performances. • Schedule tours and performances and arrange for transportation, lodging logistics • Oversee for all aspects of the choral program including conducting programs and active recruitment of new members • Supervise and delegate ensemble related tasks to student coordinator(s) • Select, write, arrange, and acquire material for singers and musicians • Provide supportive educational and social environment for student members • Mentor, motivate, and advocate for the students of the ensemble and all who are involved in the program. • Participate in the work of the department and university including recruitment activities, advising and serving on university committees. • Promote the ensemble and BCC on various media outlets including radio, newspaper and television interviews. Deadline for Application Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2014 All applicants must apply on line www.purdue.edu/hr/careers Hard copies of application materials and a CD or DVD of previous work should also be sent to: Renee Thomas, Director Purdue University Black Cultural Center 1100 Third Street West Lafayette, IN 47906 rathomas@purdue.edu
Avon United Methodist Church, (west side of Indianapolis, In.) Expires 12-1-2014 a one thousand member congregation, seeks an energetic, licensed, associate pastor with a Wesleyan theology, to give leadership for small group ministry, young adult programming, and develop outreach strategies. Ability to lead or develop a progressive worship service would also be preferred. Competitive salary package. Start date November 15th. Contact Pastor Larry at lkurtz@avonumc.com or call 317-370-5016.
YOUTH PASTOR JOB DESCRIPTION JOB SUMMARY The Youth Pastor is responsible for the development and oversight of the New Direction Church Youth & Young Adult Ministry. This position will provide leadership, direction, management, ond outreach to the Youth Ministry. The Youth Pastor will further develop a vision and philosophy for the entire Youth & Young Adult Ministry in accordance with the overoll vision of the church. SUPPORT The Youth Pastor will report directly to the Senior Pastor and will on a regular basis meet with the Pastor to discuss the vision, progress, and development of the Youth Ministry as a whole EXPECTATIONS It is expected that the Youth Postor ALWAYS reflect the volues ond principles of New Direction Church and encourage the youth ministry and its volunteers to do the same. It is REQUIRED thot the Youth Postor be driven, focused, dedicated, ond loyal to the essential functions of this position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Further develop the youth ministry in order for it to become self sustaining including: 1. Selecting a new curriculum in accordance with age groups 2. Structure ond organize classes by age and octivities 3. Oversee Wednesday night Teen and Children classes 4. Organize and pion monthly activities 5. Develop an evongelism plan for the youth 6. Help to grow the youth and young adult ministry as well as grow the church membership overall.) 7. Develop an outreach and community work plan for the youth' 8. Be able to give an account for and track the teens, children, and volunteers • Serve throughout the week in other areas and on weekends when needed • Develop consistent weekly office hours for administrative work to further the Youth Ministry 140 hours weekly) • Support the Senior Pastor fulltime • Provide oversight of all youth ages 4-18 (4-12 children's church, 13-18 teen ministry) • Assure that oil youth groups maintain a balanced program of spiritual, physical, and social growth. • Become acquainted with the personal lives of the youth and their parents • Assure proper care of facilities used by the youth groups • Assure proper training and regular involvement of volunteers for the youth ministries (all children's church teachers, nursery workers, etc.) • Maintain a well-planned and carefully balanced program, including regular youth events, and curriculum throughout the year that is properly coordinated with the church calendar • Assure responsibilities are delegated properly and are understood throughout the department to volunteers including responsibilities for event planning, outreach programs, and Wednesday and Sunday Classes. EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Previous Youth Ministry experience is required • Previous experience in ministerial work within a large setting required • Proven ability to recruit, develop, and direct a team of volunteers • Previous experience in working with urban youth from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds. • Masters-level Biblical education preferred • Collegial approach to work with others including other church staff • Strong personality with the ability to enforce disciplinary action when necessary • Ability to work well with others and maintain a positive, motivating, and reassuring attitude with members and youth • Ability to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere within the youth ministry thot encourages and exemplifies growth
Community Church in Indianapolis in need of a part time (12 hour per week) Administrative Assistant with excellent phone and people skills, basic computer skills, and a basic knowledge or willingness to learn Microsoft Publisher software. Great position to get acquainted with Administrative Church Ministry. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to churchoffice@indycovenant.org by October 10.
THE OLD MEETING HOUSE Expires 1-1-2015 2014-2015 Associate Pastor Covenant Description SUMMARY: The long-time associate pastor, David Connor, at the Old Meeting House is retiring. The major challenge facing our community is exploring what our need will be as David takes on his new role as lay community member. We hope that this year we can explore what the role of assistant pastor can and should be and what our needs will be going into the future. The Associate Pastor is, as stated in the bylaws of The Old Meeting House, “a generalist position and will be guided and directed by the Senior Pastor. The Associate Pastor will provide spiritual guidance to the best of their ability, generally adhering to the theological philosophy of their own denomination.” This is a quarter time position, with the understanding that 40 hours a month should be sufficient to fulfill the duties and responsibilities outlined here within. The Associate Pastor will report to the Senior Pastor, and receive evaluative input from the Spiritual Life Committee. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We believe God is calling us to find someone who can help us explore what shape the role of an assistant pastor might take. We have identified three areas of our congregational life that are growing and in need of support. Candidates should express strong interest in one (or more) of the following three areas: • Youth and youth programming • Pastoral care • Local and world-wide missions We believe God is calling us to find someone who can be a good listener in addition to being discerning, reflective, flexible, and open-minded. It is expected that the Associate Pastor will be involved in occasional worship leadership and staff and committee discussions. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: • a Master of Divinity completed, or underway, at an accredited seminary • strong Christian commitment and spiritual depth • a passion for and commitment to pastoral ministry • a teachable and teaching spirit • a team spirit and desire to be part of a vital staff and community COMPENSATION: Salary and housing is in the range of $12,000
YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION: University Heights United Methodist Church Indianapolis, IN 46227 STATUS: Part-time, $10,000 annual salary HOURS: 10 - 15 Hours per week Purpose of Youth Ministry Director Position: The primary goal of the church Youth Ministry Director is to guide young people in their Christian faith journey. The teenaged and preteen years are a time of searching and discovery, including deciding on a spiritual belief system. By creating a welcoming environment, fostering intergenerational relationships, providing faith direction and encouraging an open dialogue, the Youth Ministry Director helps our church’s young people become stronger Christian believers and disciples for Christ. Organizational Relationship & Supervision: The Youth Ministry Director reports to the Senior Pastor, in cooperation with the Staff-Parish Committee for spiritual guidance, program direction, support and appropriate job performance feedback. All youth programming and activities will be in accordance with United Methodist Church doctrine and University Heights United Methodist (UHUMC) policies as determined by our Charge Conference and Administrative Council. Youth Ministry Director’s Responsibilities: • Initially implement the intergenerational ministry plan and provide input for improving with enhancements. • Responsible for facilitating a comprehensive youth ministry plan and coordinate a variety of activities to successfully contribute to the youth ministry plan. • Encourage engaging and varied activities of team building, worship, discipleship, mission and outreach with an intergenerational focus. • Effectively use social media, email, website, Sunday announcements, newsletter, bulletin board, etc. to communicate with youth, parents, UHUMC congregation and the community about activities and opportunities of this important mission. • Work with volunteer youth ministry leaders in all aspects of this ministry to enhance efforts, ensure good support and adequate adult to youth ratios. • Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in our church and in the local community. • Model an outstanding example of a faithful Christian, excited to share the joy of God’s love. • Mentor and nurture youth in helping them develop their spiritual and Ministry Directorship skills. • Be a liaison between UHUMC and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and our youth ministries. • Supervise the youth ministry intern. • Attend committee and other meetings as requested by Senior Pastor and Staff-Parish Committee. • Ensure that UHUMC’s Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings. • Encouraged presence at Sunday Worship for informal communication opportunities. Qualifications and Aptitudes: • Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology. • Need vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry as previously described. • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as computer/social media expertise. • Should possess proven ability to work effectively with teenagers and preteens, diverse individuals, teams of volunteers and have good conflict management skills. • Church youth ministry job experience or youth Ministry Directorship experience is desired. Expires Jan 1 2015

Looking for a part-time job to earn some extra money? Eastgate Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is seeking someone to fill our Administrative Assistant paid position. It includes 11 hours of work during regular office hours. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for answering the phone during office hours, responding to e-mails, and updating our facebook page. In addition to these tasks they will put together the weekly bulletin and powerpoint for our services and send out an enewsletter. We ask that the applicant have experience with powerpoint. If you are interested then contact Pastor Tod Iseminger through e-mail at  i.tod@sbcglobal.net . Thanks!

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