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Program Background In February 2015, Zionsville Presbyterian Church (ZPC) created a mentor relationship with a Wheeler Mission Ministries (WMM) Hebron Addiction Recovery (HAR) program graduate in order to help men transition into the Zionsville Presbyterian Church body & housing, and more importantly, to help men grow in his relationship with Christ. JEREMIAH HOUSE is available for men who have successfully graduated from the Wheeler Mission Ministries Hebron Addictions Recovery Program (HAR) and who meet certain requirements. The purpose of JEREMIAH HOUSE is to help its participants establish a new Christian fellowship and support structure within the body of Christ after completing HAR. JEREMIAH HOUSE has very high standards and expectations attached with the program. It requires obedience and sacrifice on the part of each participant. Program Need When we created the JEREMIAH HOUSE (JH) he had planned to have at least two graduates from the HAR program living in the JH at the same time. Unfortunately, we only have one participant at this time. Therefore, we are looking for a qualified male that would consider living at the JH for a mutually agree to period of time while we ramp-up our program. The individual would have to live within the rules of the JH. The financial terms would be very favorable for a qualified male. Should you have interest in the JH program and would considering living at the JH please contact: Sonny Nasser, 317-513-0216, skandern@bradleycpa.com.
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.
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT (Please post and/or circulate.) Position Title: College Chaplain Reports To: The Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Director of Student Development Job Summary: Jarvis Christian College seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of College Chaplain. The Chaplain reports to the Assistant Vice President of Student Services/Director of Student Development and provides pastoral leadership to the Jarvis community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. As pastor to the College, the Chaplain’s primary areas of responsibility are that of worship, leadership, pastoral care, and spiritual formation. The Chaplain works with students, faculty and staff, the administration, and community leaders to build a supportive and inclusive community of inquiry and spiritual development whose members are committed to serving others. This is a twelve (12) month full-time administrative position. Responsibilities:  Provides leadership in the spiritual life of the College community by organizing, implementing and coordinating weekly worship services  Leads in creating, coordinating, and implementing special worship services, such as Religious Week Activities, the Mangram Lecture Series, and other programs  Participates in New Student Orientation and Leadership Retreats  Teaches, leads, and supports small group activities such as Bible Study, fellowship, prayer, and exploration of religious and moral questions  Shows empathy and understanding of the needs, motivations, and concerns of the College community  Mentors and develops student leadership  Serves as the key liaison between the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Jarvis Christian College  Maintains relationship with the governing bodies of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  Cultivates and maintains a broad financial support base for the chaplaincy program, through donors, grants, and other sources of funding, providing for future programming and student needs Qualifications:  Ordained Minister (or eligible to be ordained) in good standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  Service oriented and devout in his/her faith with a desire to share the Good News of Jesus with respect to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  Master’s degree of Divinity or Counseling required, doctorate preferred  Three to five (3 – 5) years of experience working with college students  Knowledge of faith-based traditions, beliefs, and practices, sufficient to support the diverse religious or spiritual needs of the campus  Collaborative and strategic leadership style is expected to effectively work with key leaders of the College and stakeholders to foster healthy long-term relationships  Knowledge and experience in recruiting and teambuilding  Demonstrated initiative and willingness to work interdependently, as a part of the Student Development team  Knowledge of current trends in College campus and Religious Life and related programming  Excellent oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills  Commitment to Jarvis Christian College’s mission statement Application Process A letter of interest; resume; transcript(s); and the names, titles, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) professional references are required for applicants to be considered. Screening of qualified applicants will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are encouraged; please forward your application materials to dsingleton@jarvis.edu, or a completed application packet can be submitted to: Dr. Daphene O. Singleton, HR Director Jarvis Christian College P.O. Box 1470 Hwy. 80 E, PR 7631 Hawkins, Texas 75765 As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Jarvis Christian College is committed to diversity in our faculty, staff, and student body.
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 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 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
EXPIRES NOV 2015 Theological reflection upon supervised practice in ministry is integral to the strength of the Master of Divinity education at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The seminary now seeks a creative colleague to direct its field education program and to teach in the area of practical theology. Candidates for this position must have a heart for teaching, experience in congregational ministry, administrative expertise, and a passion for helping to form the next generation of pastoral leaders. Louisville Seminary has been serving the Reformed tradition for more than 160 years, and is committed to continuing that relationship: candidates must be able to move comfortably within a Reformed context and guide students preparing to minister in churches of the Reformed tradition. At the same time, Louisville Seminary is an increasingly diverse ecumenical community embracing many traditions. We are committed to growing as a multicultural and anti-racist place of learning and living and committed to deepening interfaith dialogue and ecumenical relations. Job Responsibilities MDiv students at Louisville Seminary are required to be in part-time field education placements for two of three years; we are eager to find a colleague who can prepare students for ministries which are theologically reflective, historically informed, and engaged with the larger society in faithful ways. This person will work closely with supervisors from local, regional, and national ministries as well as colleagues in the faculty’s Practical Theology area to develop both field- and classroom-based educational opportunities. Depending upon the area of expertise, the person will also have the opportunity to teach students in more focused courses within Practical Theology (e.g., church administration or Christian education) for both masters-level and Doctor of Ministry degrees. In addition, she or he will have opportunity to participate in the Black Church Studies program, the Doors to Dialogue initiative, and the Master of Arts in Spirituality shared with Bellarmine University. Job Qualifications Candidates must have earned the PhD or DMin degree in a pertinent field; be an excellent teacher; have demonstrated superior gifts and skills as an administrator and strategic thinker; and possess ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others of diverse backgrounds. Louisville Seminary is committed to building and sustaining a community of diverse people, who embody differences such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, sexual orientation and denominational affiliation. We follow EEO guidelines and Affirmative Action procedures and particularly encourage women and candidates of color to apply. Compensation Louisville Seminary offers a full range of benefits including a generous vacation package, 403b pension benefit, and health insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application We hope to make an appointment to begin in the summer of 2016. An application will include: • your curriculum vitae, • a list of at least three references with their email addresses, • a letter of application expressing your vision for the role of field education and practical theology in theological education Send these materials electronically, by October 31, 2015, to: Dr. J. Bradley Wigger, Search Committee Chair c/o Ms. Jean Newman jnewman@lpts.edu Review of applications will begin November 2015.

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