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POSTED MARCH 2015 Job Description Assistant Youth Minister Woodmont Christian Church – Nashville, Tennessee Reports to: Trey Flowers (Minister for Youth and The Bridge) Status: Part Time (25-30 hours/week) Directly Supervises: Youth Interns FLSA: Exempt salaried Job Summary The Assistant Youth Minister exemplifies the mission of Woodmont Christian Church and core values of the youth group through the administration, spiritual formation, and leadership of its students and youth volunteers. Programmatic and Relational Functions: • Works with the Youth Minister to oversee the administration and implementation of the youth group as a whole, with a special emphasis on the middle school youth students and sponsors • Forms deep relationships inside and outside the church with students and their families (including knowing the names and faces of all students and parents) • Guides the spiritual formation of students through teaching and discussion • Facilitates fun fellowship opportunities for students • Empowers students to take an active role in prayer, song, worship, and service to others • Extends ministry outside of the church through camp experiences and youth trips • Makes an effort to understand current culture trends as related to this specific group of students • Enables a smooth transition between the Disciples Class (5th grade baptism class) to Chi-Rho (middle school youth) and also from Chi-Rho to CYF (senior high youth) • Creates a positive and accessible relationship between the church and individual family units resulting in everyday life support and aid in times of crisis Logistical Functions: • Tracks the relational work of the youth staff to ensure all students have been reached at least once per semester outside of scheduled youth events • Oversees timely and effective communication for the youth ministry as a whole (weekly email newsletters, text communications, and semester calendars) • Plans opportunities and trips for students to serve and fellowship on a local and national scale • In conjunction with the Youth Minister, organizes and plans all major events (trips, retreats, activities). Their execution leaves youth and parents confident that all students are being faithfully and creatively nurtured. • Oversees the “MIA” (missing students) process and ensures staff are connecting to those youth who have not been present or seem disengaged from the youth ministry • Manages the annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser • Organizational documents are in place and distributed in a timely fashion (including the youth ministry directory, volunteer job descriptions, the youth ministry calendar, calendar requests, event and trip registration forms etc). Compliance documents are up-to-date and distributed to all involved parties (copyright licensing, background checks on volunteers and staff, student registration forms, etc.) • Event notebooks are completed for each major event, and each notebook is updated after that event is completed • The “in-between the cracks” needs of the youth ministry are handled in a professional and timely manner (being distributed to other staff and volunteers or handled by the Assistant Youth Minister). Needs include at least: • Bulletin boards, Photography, Attendance tracking • Newsletters/Emails, Sunday School presentations • Forms and Registrations • Database and Website • Curriculum and event supplies/volunteers/cleanup Job Description – Page 1 Assistant Youth Minister Effective Summer 2015 • Tracks and ensures that all first-time visitors receive exceptional and timely follow up by a member of the youth ministry staff, so that all youth who want to become a part of the WCC youth ministry do so in a way that feels welcoming and natural to them • Troubleshooting for the youth ministry takes place in a way that honors the concerns of those who bring them, respects the efforts of the staff and volunteers and offers timely, creative solutions to problems • In working with the Youth Minister, event volunteers have been recruited at least two months before they are to begin. Their experience leaves them feeling that they’ve made a difference, and they are eager to serve with the student ministry in the future • In working with the Youth Minister, ensures weekly youth sponsors are recruited at least 3 months before they are to begin serving and the majority of those volunteers participate in regular training, coordinating and community-building events • In working with the Youth Minister, manages a yearly budget for both Chi-Rho and CYF Other Responsibilities: • Attends weekly staff meetings with both full ministry staff and youth program staff • Continues education with assigned staff reading material • Serves in a leadership capacity during Sunday worship services Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) • Previous experience teaching or volunteering in a church setting • Competency with audio/visual and computer technology • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) • Basic social media skills • Additional hours available if musically competent to lead Jubilation Youth Choir Core Competencies: • Mission ownership – demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission of Woodmont Christian Church (“Growing disciples of Christ by seeking God, sharing love, and serving others”) and Woodmont youth group (“Building a caring community for all youth that helps us connect with God, our true selves, and others”); lives out the mission statements in daily life and in the ministry position; makes decisions for the ministry/program based on the mission, vision, and values of the church. • Initiative – works hard to anticipate and support needs of the youth group without waiting to be directly asked; is action oriented and energetic about new initiatives and programs; not fearful of taking calculated risks and trying new ideas; seizes opportunities to make ministries of the church more effective; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and others. • Teamwork – prioritizes interest, skill, and success in team environments (with both staff and lay leadership); promotes group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the ministry team; understands and supports the importance of working on a team; shares credit for success with others; takes responsibility for his or her part in team failures. • Adaptability – joyfully adapts to the many situations that ministry presents: changing cultures, varying numbers and backgrounds of students in attendance, and changes to job needs with each season of the program year. • Passionate - demonstrates a deep desire to work with teenagers and translate that passion into healthy relationships, strong spiritual growth, and a willingness to serve (both in front of the group and behind the scenes) • Presence – physically, emotionally, and spiritually available to the youth in times of need and available to be available for events and milestones important to students and their families • Communication - works diligently to maintain up to date lines of communication with students & families through phone, texts, email, social media, in-person visits, etc. Job Description – Page 2 Assistant Youth Minister Effective Summer 2015
POSTED MARCH 2015 Director of Children & Youth Ministries Purpose: The Director of Children & Youth Ministries develops and implements programs and activities that will support, strengthen, and encourage growth for children, youth and their families in their faith journeys. Responsibilities • Coordinate and unify the education and fellowship activities of the church for children, youth and their families into an integrated and effective ministry of Christian education • Serve as an advocate for children, youth, and their families in staff and committee meetings as well as in worship and special events, and to engage them in worship, music, leadership and mission opportunities. • Serve as staff liaison to the Children’s Nurture Committee (birth – 6th grade) and Youth Nurture Committee (7-12th grade) overseeing the faith development of preschool, elementary, middle and high school individuals. Serve as staff liaison to the First Presbyterian Preschool Board. Participate in weekly church staff meetings. • Provide leadership in direction, scope, and continuity of religious education materials including organizing current materials, training & monitoring volunteers in their use, and researching new materials and ideas. • Recruit and train volunteers to work with children and youth. • Support volunteers through ongoing communication, coordination, appreciation, and opportunities for continuing education. • Maintain regular, open and consistent communication with families, teachers and the congregation. • Provide direct supervision of the nursery staff in conjunction with Children’s Nurture Committee to provide a safe and appropriate experience for babies and toddlers. • Provide support and guidance to the youth fellowship program through cooperation with the Youth Nurture Committee leadership team. • Work with the Youth Nurture Committee to plan and lead local mission projects and summer mission trips. • Explore new programming possibilities and partnerships with other churches and First Presbyterian Preschool • Make the pastor aware of and help to coordinate pastoral care for children, youth and their families Relationships: The Director of Children & Youth Ministries will work with, and under the supervision of, the Head of Staff. He/she will be responsible to the Session (church board) through the Personnel Committee. Evaluation and Review: Performance reviews will be conducted annually by the Pastor with Session Personnel Committee, with input from the Children’s Nurture Committee, and the Youth Nurture Committee. The Session Personnel Committee will annually review the adequacy of compensation. Hours and Leave: This is a thirty-hour-per-week (average) position; the employee is responsible for submitting a regular report of hours and activities to the pastor. The church wishes to be flexible and supportive of the Director’s personal and family life. Some consistent hours in the office will be helpful, but availability, responsiveness and productivity are more important. Two days off a week are encouraged, and three weeks of vacation (including three Sundays) are provided. There are typically two youth mission trips each summer, for which the Director has responsibility. Each mission trip led will be compensated with an equivalent amount of extra vacation. The DCYM is expected to be available for special services, such as Christmas Eve, unless special arrangement has been made. Continuing education is encouraged and a week of leave and $2000 per year are provided for that purpose.
POSTED MARCH 2015 Covenant Community Church is seeking an experienced Part-Time Worship Leader who will be responsible for building, enhancing and developing the adult, teens, and youth praise and worship choirs while ministering songs from a variety of musical genres (traditional, contemporary, and current). The individual will report to the Pastor. This position is exempt. Special services and some weddings may be required. The successful candidate will be a committed Christian who is deepening their personal relationship with Christ and modeling this to others. Must be able to direct and lead choir, sing and teach parts effectively, possess good organizational skills, possess effective communication skills, a visionary builder and a vision for youth. Must possess ability to play by ear and instinctively draw from wealth of training/experience to provide appropriate music during service. Must have weekly rehearsals. A Bachelor’s Degree in Music preferred and/or 5 years’ experience leading adult choirs. Send resume, salary history and references to: churchoffice@indycovenant.org Please, no phone calls during this initial process. Appreciatively, Shelley Carver Office Manager Covenant Community Church 5640 Cooper Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46228 (317) 298-7868 churchoffice@indycovenant.org
POSTED MARCH 2015 Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, Indiana seeks to hire a Coordinator of Children’s Education to meet the needs of our congregation. Second Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community of faith where Jesus Christ transforms lives through: Worship, as we praise God; Mission, as we embody God’s love in service to the world; Discipleship, as we listen for God’s Word; Giving, as we express gratitude to God; Fellowship, as we love and care for one another. Situated on the north side of Indianapolis, Second Presbyterian church is home to more than 4,000 members. Our city offers an affordable cost of living, a broad array of educational choices for school aged children and a vibrant technology sector with a wide variety of business opportunities. Cultural opportunities are available in many of the vibrant neighborhoods and include world-class museums, public and private colleges and universities, and occasions to explore music, art and drama. Indianapolis is home to professional and semi-professional athletic teams and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Commonly referred to as the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis is conveniently close to many major Midwest cities for business and leisure travel. Our Children and Family Ministry is led by the Associate Pastor for Children and Family Ministry and served by many dedicated and faithful volunteers. We seek a Christian Educator to joyfully work with our ministry team to develop, lead and teach the educational ministry to our children, infants to fifth graders, and their families. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of faith and references to CEsearch@secondchurch.org or to Christian Educator Search Committee, Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Primary Functions • Develops an overall plan of Christian Nurture for infants through fifth graders and their families • Provides for curriculum, which supports overall goals • Provides for training of staff and volunteers • Provides for communication to parents and the congregation regarding ministry events, as well as faith formation and Christian nurture resources • Provides direct supervision for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programs and children's special events • Supervises volunteer and paid staff for children's educational programming • Participates in weekly meetings with Children's Ministry Staff, weekly meetings with Church staff and monthly meetings of Ministry Teams • Coordinates ministries with Choir School and other church departments Accountability The Coordinator of Children's Education is accountable to the Session of Second Presbyterian Church through the Personnel Committee of Second Presbyterian Church and is supervised by the Associate Pastor of Children and Family Ministry. Personal & Professional Qualifications • Holds and demonstrates Christian faith and values • Demonstrates welcoming, engaging presence with children and families • Demonstrates mastery in classroom instruction in guidance of faith formation • Demonstrates skill in verbal and written communication • Holds a Masters Degree in Christian Education or Early Childhood Education • OR Holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and is a Certified Christian Educator • Has 3 - 5 years of experience as a Christian Educator • Has 3 - 5 years of Early Childhood and/or Elementary teaching experience
POSTED MARCH 2015 I am a member of a search and call committee at a 150 years-old Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Winston-Salem North Carolina and we have interest in recruiting a new pastor to join two staff members at our church. One is and administrative/financial assistant. The other is director of music and programs, he is a very accomplished musician, a good administrator, is an ordained Methodist Minister and has been with our church for 16 years. This is an opportunity for a new minister to focus on preaching, evangelism and moving our church forward with a very capable person managing the music and many of the operations of the church while working with two others as a ministerial team. If you are not the right department I would appreciate your directing me to the right one. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Bill Simpson cell 336-918-6028
POSTED MARCH 2015 Position: Student Ministry Intern at First Christian Church in Huntsville, Alabama Immediate Supervisors: Associate Minister, Minister of Youth Pay rate: $15/hour, approximately 30 hours/week for 10 weeks (including one full week of paid vacation) The Student Ministry Intern is designed to give a seminary student the opportunity to lead and learn about ministry in a congregational setting. The position will run from early June to mid-August 2015 (dates negotiable), for a total of 10 weeks. Responsibilities include: • Sharing leadership with the Minister of Youth, Associate Minister, Youth Task Group, and Children’s Committee in implementing summer ministries for students (birth through college, with an emphasis on sixth through twelfth grades.) • Participating in summer camps for children and youth and mission trips for youth. • Building appropriate mentoring relationships with students. • Facilitating community among the students of First Christian Church. • Raising the profile of FCC’s student ministry in Huntsville, including through mission projects. • Helping plan and lead worship as requested by the pastoral staff. • Filling the pulpit for one Sunday. • Attending and making reports at weekly staff meetings. • Attending and making monthly reports at monthly Youth Task Group, Children’s Committee, and Administrative Board meetings. • Meeting at least bi-weekly with the Associate Minister and Minister of Youth for reflection and planning. There will be opportunities to explore areas of ministry beyond student ministry and to initiate special projects. First Christian Church will gladly work with the intern’s field education coordinator to help the intern secure supervised ministry credit. Qualifications sought: • Flexibility, compassion, patience, and an ability to relate well with students, parents, lay leaders, and staff. • Passion for partnering with families to promote faith formation in students. • Ability to apply positive discipline and set healthy boundaries. • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) beliefs and theology. • Eagerness to collaborate with staff and lay leaders. • Willingness to take initiative in proposing and implementing ideas. • Good time management, organizational, and administrative skills. • Completion of at least one year of seminary/divinity school. Application process: Please submit the following to Rev. Laura Stephens-Reed, Minister of Youth, at laurasr@fcc-hsv.org by April 1: • Cover letter that includes paragraph-length answers to these two questions: o What would you hope to learn from this ministry opportunity? o What would you hope to teach and/or model for our students and First Christian Church as a whole? • Current resume • Names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references • Completed background check consent form Interviews will take place via Skype in April. For more information on First Christian Church, visit www.fcc-hsv.org. For more information on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), visit www.disciples.org. First Christian Church 3209 Whitesburg Drive Huntsville, AL 35802 256.881.0150 www.fcc-hsv.org
POSTED MARCH 2015 Director of Adult Discipleship St. Luke's United Methodist Church Indianapolis, Indiana Organizational Overview St. Luke's UMC is one of the largest United Methodist Churches in the U.S. with a membership of 6700. Started by a group of visionary leaders in 1953, St. Luke's is an open community of Christians gathering to seek, celebrate, serve and share the love of God for all creation. We envision being transformed by God and transforming the world into a compassionate, just, inclusive, Christ-like community. Position Overview The role of the Director of Adult Discipleship is to help men and women become more Christ-like through the offering of intentional classes, long-term small group experiences, and special events. Spiritual Growth Assessment tools will be available for all adults to use to monitor spiritual growth and give direction for next steps. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the staff leadership team (visionary intent) and the staff ministry team (programmatic coordination and collaboration). Specific Skills, Gifts, Talents Needed 1. Leadership: Leader, coach/trainer, big-picture planner, motivator—able to build great teams of volunteers in order to implement adult discipleship strategies. 2. Creativity: Continually looks for ways to engage adults in spiritual growth opportunities. 3. Communication: Able to connect to many different audiences using oral and written skills as well as social media - includes staff, volunteers, and adults of all ages, differing stages of life and spiritual experiences. Able to give and receive feedback. 4. Organizational/Planning: Aligns ministry goals with the mission and vision of the church. Uses resources and guides volunteers to accomplish goals. Balances the demands of weekly responsibilities with the foresight necessary to plan occasional large-scale events. 5. Relational: Able to connect authentically with others and build relationships of mutual trust and support. Comfortable in front of hundreds as well as one-on-one with an individual. 6. Faithful: Actively seeks to grow in personal relationship with God and has a commitment to active participation in worship. Serves adults out of a sense of call. Specific Responsibilities: 1. Discern, develop, implement, and evaluate adult faith development opportunities through classes (short-term, Disciple Bible Study, and Sunday morning ongoing), small groups, and special events that are aligned with St. Luke's vision and mission. Key to this role is the initiation of Connection Groups —small groups with intentional components of discipleship, service, and care. Development of these groups will require collaboration and coordination with the Pastor of Outreach and the Pastor of Care Ministry. 2. Identify, recruit, train, empower, deploy and sustain class facilitators and small group leaders. 3. Develop and maintain a sample resource library of curriculum for classes and small groups. Work with church bookstore to see that class and small group resources are available for participants. 4. Develop spiritual assessments that can be used by individuals and small groups in determining their next step of discipleship. 5. Create, plan, implement and evaluate special events that are large in scope. Often seasonal experiences, workshops, end of the year recognitions, kick-off events for fall, etc. Can include trips and retreats. Participates in annual Ministry Fair. 6. Available to assist as needed with key holiday services - Christmas Eve and Holy Week/Easter — and other services as requested. 7. Administrative responsibilities include budget; ministry reports; oral and written communication / publicity with staff, volunteers, congregation, and greater community; supervision of part-time administrative assistant; and other duties as assigned 8. Attends leadership/administrative/staff meetings as needed as well as weekly staff chapel. Qualifications • Master's Degree in Christian Ministry, Christian Education, Spiritual Formation or comparable experience. Certifications will be considered. • Record of successful ministry (min. 10 years) demonstrating programmatic growth; volunteer recruitment and retention; development, implementation, and retention of small groups; creative large-scale events; and, individuals engaged in discipleship and ministry opportunities within and outside the walls of the church • Comfortable with technology and social media • Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hrdirPstiukesumc.com
POSTED MARCH 2015 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
POSTED APRIL 2015 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:
POSTED APRIL 2015 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
POSTED APRIL 2015 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.
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
POSTED APRIL 2015 SEEKING FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER Middletown Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a vibrant and faithful congregation located in Louisville, Kentucky, is seeking a FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER. This congregation, with an average worship attendance of 1000, is searching for a Youth Minister who has a strong relationship with Christ, a passion for teenagers and their families, and seeks to equip teenagers with what they need to be faithful disciples. Middletown Christian Church desires for its youth ministry to be a place where youth are unleashed to experience God, love one another and serve others. The Youth Minister will serve youth (grades 6-12) and their families not only by investing in their lives and creating discipleship opportunities for them, but also by continuing to build a team of adult volunteers that works together to achieve the mission and goals of the Youth Ministry of Middletown Christian Church. The Youth Minister will manage and lead the middle and high school ministry programs, will invest relationally in the lives of youth and their families and volunteers, and will lead a growing worship service for youth in grades 6-12 on Sunday mornings, currently with 80-100 students attending each week. He or she will also embrace the vision of Middletown Christian Church to live out the love of Christ by embracing people where they are. The successful candidate will be a self-starting, energetic and relational leader who is professional and passionate about youth ministry. The Youth Minister should also be approachable, open-minded and experienced in facing the particular challenges of ministry in a church, which is worshipping 1000 on a weekend. Qualifications include at least 3 years experience in youth ministry, a college degree with post-graduate studies (preferably ordained or on track for ordination), and theological continuity with the beliefs and practices of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to jobs@middletownchristian.org. POSTED APRIL 30 2015
POSTED APRIL 2015 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
POSTED MARCH 2015 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
POSTED MARCH 2015 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
POSTED APRIL 2015 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

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