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Tabernacle Presbyterian Church

Position Description



The Director of Youth Ministries involves the youth in both Senior High (9-12) and Middle School (7-8) age groups. The development and implementation of this program is the responsibility of the Director of Youth Ministries and is conducted with the approval and consent of the Youth Ministry Committee and Session of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church.


The successful candidate will have a passion for Christ and is an excellent communicator with youth and adults; as this position is relational and should encourage faith and growth in Jesus Christ. Growing in faith will enable youth to pursue a deeper commitment to their savior, relationships with others, and their community.



  • Build relationships with Tabernacle youth, encouraging a sense of community, including participation in school and family activities
  • Disciple and mentor youth in their spiritual growth
  • Recruit, train and support Youth Ministry volunteers (adults and older teens)
  • Serve as a member of the Youth Ministry Committee, which reports to Session
  • Assist in establishing ministry goals and strategies consistent with Tab’s mission and values
  • Plan, supervise and participate in Sunday morning teaching and weekly youth programs
  • Coordinate Confirmation class under direction of Senior Pastor & Session
  • Plan, organize and lead opportunities for service, missions, and fellowship
  • Track and report attendance to Session and manage the youth database
  • Communicate effectively with youth and  parents
  • Organize and supervise annual fundraising events
  • Develop, manage and promote a master calendar of activities/events in coordination with the overall church calendar
  • Coordinate monthly activities to include Tab Rec participants and interaction to develop community partnerships and relationships
  • Develop and maintain the annual Youth Ministry budget and monitor expenditures
  • Counsel youth as needed
  • Prepare a monthly ministry report for the Youth Ministry Committee and Session
  • Attend weekly staff meetings



Senior Pastor/Head of Staff



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Mooresville First United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Youth and Young Adult Ministry Director. This person will provide leadership while promoting Christian fellowship, spiritual development and education to the youth and young adult ministries. The director will coordinate missions, activities and bible studies.  A full job description and application are available at  Email applications to or fax at (317) 834-1788. Contact the church office with questions at (317) 831-3376.


First Presbyterian Church

301 N. Walnut St

Seymour, IN 47274

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First Presbyterian Church

301 N. Walnut St.

Seymour, IN 47274

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Downtown law office looking for a legal office assistant to work approximately 10-20 hours per week. Work hours are very flexible. Excellent part-time job for a student looking to make extra money. Job duties will include copying, scanning, transcription, filing, mail processing, assisting the attorneys and paralegals as needed, time entry for the attorneys and paralegals, along with other general office duties. Seeking a person who is hard working, a self-starter, has a good attitude, must be responsible and reliable. Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and pass a background check. Free on-site parking is provided. Please send resume and salary requirements with cover letter. Salary based on experience.




2016 Old Bethel United Methodist Church

Minister of Family Ministry (As Director or Pastor)

Purpose: To connect families within the congregation and the greater east side of Indianapolis with opportunities to deepen their relationship and walk with God and community.

Salaried Position: $44-$46,000 (Commensurate with experience and education.  Range determined by average teacher salary in area.) 

Job Description:

  • The Family Minister will serve on a team to fully support the mission and vision of the church by sharing in prayerful and strategic ministry as a team-player.

  • The Family Minister will raise and train dedicated volunteers to further develop relationships with families through established community partnerships, (i.e. Food Pantry, Apartment Complex, and Neighboring Elementary School.)

  • The Family Minister will enable opportunities for families (within the church and in the broader community) to deepen their faith and their connections in community. This will include intergenerational opportunities, multi-racial/multi-lingual opportunities as well as age specific opportunities with all ages.

  • The Family Minister will empower families to support the growing needs of its members in faith and well-being, through relationship, multi-media communication, and resourcing.  

  • The Family Minister will help lead and empower the church preschool and staff as it reaches and nurtures families in the area.

  • The Family Minister will train volunteers and help the church continue to adhere to Safe Sanctuary policies so as to keep all children and adults safe.


  • A growing and intentional relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Works through conflict in healthy ways.  Takes initiative and utilizes a strong and moral work ethic.

  • A bachelor’s degree preferred. Associates Degree may be accepted.  English/Spanish speaker ideal.

  • Can communicate biblically driven theological understandings to different age groups in engaging and developmentally appropriate ways.  Can adapt/develop materials for teaching the faith.

  • 1-2 years or more of ministry programming experience.  Experience building ministries from the ground up, and identifying/developing committed and enthusiastic volunteers/leaders.

  • Experience in engaging the broader community for Christ.

  • Working knowledge of family systems and/or human development. Experience in working with diverse sets of people.  Knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs and injustices different groups of people experience in our society today.

  • Biblically supports women in leadership and will work supportively under the leadership of a woman senior pastor.







Co-director of College-Age Adults

First United Methodist Church (four blocks from Indiana University) is looking for an enthusiastic, Christ-centered leader will facilitate a college ministry.

Position Summary:

This position entails being responsible for the direction, leadership and growth of Jubilee, the college-aged ministry of First United Methodist Church. This person will work in collaboration with another co-director, the pastoral staff, an assistant, and supervise a team of paid student interns working through a two-year vocational-discernment program. One of the primary areas of focus will be the creation and implementation of an effective small-group ministry for Jubilee.


  • Develop, lead, and delegate programming that articulates the vision of the church community and engages college-age adults in the ongoing discernment and accomplishment of the vision.

  • Development, implementation, and growth of college small group ministry.

  • Helping students to transition from passive attendants to excited and active Christ-followers who are using their unique gifts and talents to build the Kingdom of God.

  • Preaching/teaching semi-regularly at college gatherings

  • Active participation at First United Methodist Church

  • Mentoring and spiritual guidance


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Energetic and passionate in dealing with college-age adults

  • Experienced and sensitive in dealing with the emotional and developmental needs of youth and college-age adults

  • Deals effectively with conflict

  • Able to place and lead programming, while building teams of volunteers to help support and run programs

  • Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Excellent relational skills; able to communicate one-on-one and in large groups with people of all ages

Position is part time.  Must have Wednesday evening and Sunday morning availability.  Resume and references required. Desired start date is mid-July 2016.

Please submit resume with references to Shari Sprinkle at  


Parish Administrator St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana seeks a highly organized, professional and gracious individual with strong communication, computer, and social media skills to manage the church office and the administrative operations of the church staff. for job description and application information.

Job Type: Part-time, flexible scheduling available


JOB SUMMARY The Youth/Teen Leader is responsible for the development and oversight of the New Direction Church Youth & Teen Ministry. This position will provide leadership, direction, management, and outreach to the Youth Ministry. The Youth Pastor will further develop a vision and philosophy for the entire Youth & Teen Ministry in accordance with the overall vision of the church. SUPPORT The Youth/Teen Leader 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/Teen Leader ALWAYS reflect the values and principles of New Direction Church and encourage the youth ministry and its volunteers to do the same. It is REQUIRED that the Youth/Teen Leader be driven, focused, dedicated, and loyal to the essential functions of this position.   


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ? Further develop the youth/teen ministry in order for it to become self sustaining including: 1. Selecting a new curriculum in accordance with age groups 2. Structure and organize according to the vision of the senior Pastor 3. Oversee Wednesday night Teen Class 4. Organize and plan monthly activities  5. Develop an evangelism plan for the youth/teens 6. Help to grow the youth and teen ministry as well as grow the church membership overall.)  7. Develop an outreach and community work plan for the youth/teens 8. Be able to give an account for and track the teens and volunteers weekly ? Serve throughout the week in other areas and on weekends when needed  ? Develop consistent weekly office hours for administrative work to further the Youth/Teen Ministry (20 hours weekly) ? Support the Senior Pastor fulltime ? Provide oversight of all youth/teens especially during all weekend/weekday worship services ?  This includes tracking and assimilating teens into the appropriate areas while teen church is and is not being administered ? Assure that all 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/teen ministries  ? 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 and presented in ample amount of time to the appropriate parties ? 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 that encourages and exemplifies growth  


Friedens United Church of Christ

Job Opening

Job Title:         Children’s Choir & Youth Music Director

Date:               2016

Reports to:      Senior Pastor and Worship & Arts Ministry Team

Status:            Part time approximately 4 hours per week

Job Summary: Direct the children’s choir, which meets at 9:30 on Sunday mornings, & develop youth opportunities for vocal involvement in music ministry as soloists, members of ensembles, and through serving as youth mentors for the children’s choir.  




  • Conduct weekly children choir rehearsals, currently held at 9:30 on Sunday morning.

  • Direct the children’s choir monthly in worship on Sunday morning at 10:30 and for the 5:30 Family Christmas Eve Service.

  • Provide opportunities for youth to serve as mentors for the children’s choir by singing with them in selected rehearsals and worship services.

  • Select music that is meaningful, inspiring, worshipful, and supports the worship text.

  • Communicate regularly with the Pastor, fellow music staff, and Worship and Arts Ministry Team in person to insure strong musical collaboration.

  • Identify (or work with others to identify), recruit, lead, develop, motivate, and encourage children and youth vocal participation musically in worship.

  • Involve and include adult volunteers in meaningful ways in order to build a strong volunteer network.

  • Help accompany other choirs and ensembles as needed.               

  • Develop the vocal talents of children & youth for meaningful participation in worship.

  • Include prayer in rehearsal and connect scripture and the liturgical season to the music selected



· Strong leadership skills that inspire children and cause volunteers to use their skills in meaningful ways, not only in singing but also in the many tasks required to run a musical ensemble (such as librarian, robes, folders, choir room, scheduling, etc.)

· Strong collaboration skills and team approach in working with fellow music staff and volunteers. Clear concept of being part of a music ministry team.

· Experience with and commitment to working with children and youth.

· Choral conducting and rehearsal skills, knowledge of diverse child/youth choral repertoire, and knowledge of the care and development of the young voice.

· A Christian with a dedication to the role of music in ministry and worship and a clear concept of being part of a music ministry team.

* Instrumental conducting skills and accompanying skills desirable.



· The position entails a weekly commitment of 10-12 hours/week on average.

· Compensation will be mutually agreed upon by the church and the successful candidate. The salary is competitive.

Candidates will be evaluated on experience, education, and demonstrated ability to work creatively in collaborative situations.

Candidates are asked to email resumes to Bob Craig and Susie Engelau Materials may also be US-mailed to Friedens at 8300 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis IN 46217. Questions may also be directed to Susie via email or at 317.403.0840




First Friends Indianapolis

Youth Leader

Job Description




Youth Leader (Part-Time –10hours/week)

The Youth Leader will provide leadership for the youth programs by overseeing a ministry that seeks to connect with every 6th grade through 12th grade student (definition of youth) in the Meeting  and build relationships with active youth.  The Youth Leader will help the youth make steps toward deeper maturity in Christ, by building a youth ministry that fulfills the Quaker mission and values. The Youth Leader will report to the Christian Education and Family Ministries Director and will work closely with the Pastor and  the Christian Education Committee.

Description and Responsibilities:

  • Sustain/expand a youth program that engages a growing number of the Junior High and Senior High.
  • Solicit feedback from young people and families about what they are seeking from a youth program to help program design.
  •  Plan  at least two youth events per month.  Promote the events  to encourage maximum participation.  These gatherings will incorporate fun activities, spiritual reflection, learning, and service work etc.
  • The Youth Leader will communicate regularly with every youth and family.
  • Youth Leader will personally contact inactive youth or parents by e-mail or phone.
  • The Youth Leader will attend important outside youth  events (important to individual youth) during the school year, as possible.  This could include sporting events, musical events, drama events etc.
  • The Youth Leader will manage volunteers for youth events.
  • Collaborates with committees .
  • Documentation is maintained on youth events, calendars, registration forms etc..
  • The Youth Leader will write a quarterly report on youth activities and present at Meeting for Business.
  • One-year benchmarks determined by the Christian Education and Family Ministries Director, Pastor and CE Committee are met.
  • Communications with parents takes place regularly, both written & in person, leaving the avenues of communication open for concerns and suggestions of parents to be brought to the table.
  • Personal follow up to all first-time youth visitors will happen within a week of their visit in coordination with the office.
  • Problems in the youth ministry are addressed in a way that honors the concerns of those who brought them, and offered timely, creative solutions to problems in the youth ministry.
  • The Youth Leader is informed or sought out for any special victories, concerns or challenges, hospitalizations being faced by the youth and his or her family and, as often as reasonable, are shared with the Pastor and Christian Education and Family Ministries Director and personal contact is made by The Youth Leader
  • An annual youth ministry budget is adhered to.

Time Commitment: 10 hours on average per week.

Compensation - $10,000 annually.

Special Talents, Skills Required:

Ability to recruit volunteers

Excellent communication skills

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Relates well with teens and their families

A high level of self-motivation and energy

Leadership and group facilitation experience

Familiarity and comfort with Quaker beliefs and practices

Preferably has 1-3 years experience working with youth

Successfully pass background check


Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc.

 Kindergarten-8th Chaplain

Job Description


Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc. (WNS) seeks a person of faith who holds the skills and gifts to serve as a chaplain to the children and teenagers in the Summer Program. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) for a person who:

  • is open and tolerant to differing expressions of faith in people,

  • can relate to children and teenagers on their level,

  • is a good listener,

  • is culturally aware and sensitive to issues that pertain to families living at or near the poverty level,

  • wants to provide a safe and caring “space” for children and teenagers.

The successful candidate for this position will affirm the WMS mission and the mission of Christ to serve those in need.  The work of the Chaplain will include Pastoral Care, Christian Education, and some Ecumenical Outreach.  The ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages effectively is a necessity for the chaplain.  


Pastoral Care

  • Pastoral care needs for children and youth in the summer program are a primary focus of the chaplain. The chaplain may assist with many personal and spiritual issues including bereavement, conflict resolution, as well as spiritual and moral conduct.

  • If the need of the individual is beyond the capabilities or resources of the chaplain, she or he will refer the individual to other qualified professionals like a counselor, psychologist, social worker, etc.

Christian Education

• The chaplain will offer Christian teachings in an engaging wayand invite children and youth into productive and positive dialogue as they navigate daily struggles associated with poverty.  Because many of these children are not accustomed to traditional church settings the chaplainwill provide a “safe space” and nurturing atmosphere for these conversations to take place.  The chaplain may utilize meditation, song, Bible stories and group reflection time as components of their program; coordinating with the WNS Youth Program Coordinator.

  • The chaplain will accompany children to Vacation Bible School when held is various nearby churches.   


    Ecumenical Outreach      

    • As time permits, the chaplain may work in ecumenical outreach with congregations to engage in God’s mission in inner-city Indianapolis.





    • The chaplain may be asked to write articles for WNS’ quarterly newsletter providing updates about his or her work and opportunities for congregational engagement.


    Work Schedule

    During the summer program, the chaplain will work mainly Monday –Thursday from 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the State Street building of WMS. Adjustments in the schedule are expected depending upon the needs of the summer program.  The summer program will be in session from June 13-July 22.


    The position may continue into the fall in a 10 hour per week capacity, working Monday – Friday in the After-School program from 4 p.m - 6 p.m.


    Salary Range:  $15-$20/hour dependent upon experience and education.




Music Director/Accompanist needed for small Southside church.

Please mail resume to:

Franklin Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

4100 S. Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN 46239

Resumes will be accepted through April 30th.


Or email to:

Franklin Central Christian Church Office


Music Director/Accompanist Job Description

-Play all worship service music on piano and/or organ

-Select music for choir season: September through May

-Lead weekly choir rehearsals three times a month, times & dates are negotiable

-Rehearse with choir just prior to Sunday worship service performance

-Coordinate special music during throughout the year

-Assist in the planning of, and play, during special services (Christmas Eve, Vacation Bible School, Thanksgiving Service, Good Friday, etc.)


Music Director/Accompanist Qualifications

-Prefer a minimum of 3 years’ experience directing a choir

-Highly proficient on the piano and/or organ



-A “Team Player”---works well with others


Annual Salary: $9,100 ($175 per week).


Position begins on May 29, 2016 with a 60-day trial period. During that time, the candidate and congregation will determine if this is a “good fit”. Afterward, the candidate and congregation will enter into a contractual relationship, to be reviewed annually.





Title:                        Music and Creative Arts Ministry Director

Effective:                March 1, 2016

Hours:                      Part-time, 10 hours weekly

Salary:                     $25.00 an hour

Supervises:             One-time supplemental musicians

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church is a growing community of open-minded Christians who seek to do what Jesus taught us: to include, love, and serve all people without exception. We are a new church without walls, and we meet in places where we can serve and be with our neighbors. We seek to build a diverse fellowship, and we welcome all who want to ask deep questions and put faith into action.

As we begin moving toward regular Sunday worship services in fall 2016 (projected), we seek a Music and Creative Arts Ministry Director who can lead us in developing and growing the imaginative, expressive side of our community. We would like our worship and music to speak to and more deeply nourish our passion and call as servants, and we seek to shape our music and worship with integrity and excellence as we establish a different kind of church.

This is a part-time (10 hr/week) position, but will likely expand to 15-20 hours per week in the fall of 2016.


·        Collaborating with the Vicar to choose and prepare high quality music that enables good congregational singing and that speaks to our mission and to the different liturgical seasons. (Note: in the Episcopal Church, the clergy-in-charge has final responsibility for and oversight over all music and liturgy.)

·        Recruiting and overseeing a great volunteer group of instrumentalists and vocalists for one service on Sunday mornings, and using paid vocalists and instrumentalists on occasion to boost and enhance the worship experience.

·        Rehearsing and leading music for worship, and teaching our people how to sing.

·        Collaborating with the Vicar to plan and create a worship ambiance and atmosphere that is, at once, simple, beautiful, experiential, reverent, and joyful, and that both nourishes and inspires our members into action. Creating ambiance includes everything from projections and backdrops to fabrics and textures to music and hands-on prayer stations. Simple means that a team you oversee can easily set up and tear down week by week, as we worship in a local school.

·        Coordinating a team of volunteers that plan and implement components of audiovisuals, art, and beauty to supplement our worship and gatherings. (As a church without walls, we welcome creative flourishes that provide texture and pizzazz to enliven the spaces in which we meet.)

·        Organizing all music-related activities (rehearsal scheduling, charting, publicity, etc.) and coordinating with lay leaders/volunteers for other aspects of the ministry.


The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to excellence in liturgical music and hymnody. She/he will lead strongly on keyboard, guitar and/or vocals (if you play something else, too, let us know!), with a broad musical range that is centered in traditional Christian hymnody and liturgical service music (currently, this comprises the majority of our worship experience).

However, we also want our candidate to help us embrace and explore the diversity in other forms of music, and we seek to include a broader range of styles/genres that complement our traditional focus, including:

·        folk/bluegrass/jazz/acoustic updates of traditional Christian hymns (Sutan Stevens, Welcome Wagon)

·        contemporary Christian worship music (Gungor, Aaron Niequist)

·        contemplative music (e.g. Taize chant)

·        secular music (when appropriate)

·        ability to put down an instrument and teach people to sing an old spiritual a cappella, maybe even with different vocal parts

·        something we haven't thought of!

As well, the candidate will also need other artistic skills, or the resources/ability to recruit and coordinate volunteers with such skills as:

·        Space design

·        Lighting

·        Sound

·        Powerpoint or other projection-based design

·        Fabrics and textures

·        Floral design

·        Visual arts

·        Experience on one or more worship-planning software (MediaShout, ProPresenter, etc.)

Additionally, the candidate will need to be:

·        An, inclusive, enthusiastic Christian

·        Committed to a "church without walls" concept (radically inclusive, not focused on a building but on people and serving others)

·        Passionate for building a diverse community of people at different places on the Christian journey

·        Able to initiate and manage multiple projects simultaneously in dynamic environment

·        Able to work well both independently and in teams


·        Music and arts ministry experience in a congregation or church-plant context or similar musical leadership experience

·        Demonstrated leadership skills

·        Must pass a criminal background check and Oxford Documents screening

·        Must satisfactorily complete Safeguarding God's People and Safeguarding God's Children online courses prior to beginning work.

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis are very committed to diversity. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants, especially people from racial/ethnic minority groups, to apply.

Our ethos is adventurous, flexible, authentic, open, fun, welcoming, and willing to try almost anything once. We are not looking for a rock star, or a diva, but for someone who enjoys leading God's people in worship and helping people discover the countercultural joy of singing together and using creativity to express unspoken aspects of the Holy One.

Interested or know someone who might be? Send an email to gray0goodsamaritanbrownsburg.o_rg with ALL of the following (1) a description of your style, repertoire, and experience; (2) a short resume including references and your contact information; and (3) audio or video links to samples of your music/music leading.


Job Title:   Pastor/Head of Staff

Position Description:  Calvary Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana, is seeking a full-time Pastor/Head of Staff to lead the congregation of covenant partners in proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and beyond.  We seek a shepherd to lead and encourage us in the Great Commission.

For an expanded description of this position, please go to

Qualifications: Successful candidates should be a member of ECO (A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) a part of the Counsel of Reformed Churches

 Or qualify for transfer/ordination in ECO .

Hours per week: 40 hours minimum

Denomination: ECO (A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians)

Church.Ministry name:  Calvary Presbyterian Church., 701 Spencer St, Logansport, IN

Region: Midwest USA

Email address:

Website URL:

Additional Information:  To apply, send resume, statement of faith, and references to or mail to Calvary Presbyterian Church.  Attention Jeff Overway, 701 Spencer St., Logansport, IN 46947

Contact Persons: Jeff Overway (Co-Chr. of Pastor Search Team) 574-732-0841 or

Chris Williamson (Co Chr, of Pastor Search Team) 574-722-1237



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Mif #: 02085.AA0

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Ministry Name

Clayton Presbyterian

Mailing Address

PO Box 157

Clayton, IN 46118


(317) 539-2306




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Ministry Size

Under 100 members

Ethnic Composition



Asian 1%


White 99%

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Solo Pastor

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Brief Church Mission Statement:

Clayton Presbyterian Church lives as a family of active faith through Christian worship, study, fellowship and service, for the glory of God.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry:

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The congregation’s vision is to “Live Faith”. Faith is believing and trusting and we live out this vision by serving each other, the community and the world by working our missions. We encourage ourselves and others we know. We study the Bible. While maintaining the traditions of our church, we remain open to experimenting with new things that might attract new members. We tell others about our church and faith and open our fellowship activities to all.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency:

We are called by serving on various committees and working collectively to accomplish our desired outcomes. Historically, we have listened to our members to uncover possibilities/opportunities in the community. However, the needs of the

community can’t fully or properly be addressed until we meet the needs of our church.        When we have successfully achieved
our goal to call a pastor to our church, our congregation will participate in and support endeavors to reach out to the community.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals:

The pastor will lead and unify us to achieve our desired goals. We are a congregation who desires a candidate who fosters a sense of collaboration within our church and community.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization:

We are a relatively conservative congregation who will respect, accept and adapt to someone who reciprocates. We would like to see someone who can confidently relate to both younger and older members of the church by sharing God’s word in meaningful ways. Our ministry through music is very strong, so we would like a pastor who is willing to work collaboratively with our music minister to create the best programming possible. We enjoy a pastor who is a good communicator and listener who will look at various ways to bring the message to us, whether it is through Bible studies, book studies, Christian Movie nights or other avenues. Our ideal pastor would be sincere, faithful, organized, motivated, energetic, adaptable, approachable and administratively sound. We would ask that potential changes within the church be done in a measured and adaptive way, providing time for congregation to suggest, adjust and accept. Pastoral care outside of church is very important to our members.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Our pastor will lead most of our programming including the delivery of the weekly sermon, moderating session, community outreach, and participating in Bible study and school. In addition, we would look forward to having him/her join us in our fellowship activities such as Santa Breakfast, Trunk or Treat, Community Easter Egg Hunt and our Christmas Cantata to name a few. Historically, a weekly email newsletter has helped us stay in touch with activities in the church and the needs of our members. We are also receptive to new ideas in leadership and fellowship which may be suggested by our pastor.

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Preaching and Worship Leadership

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Strategy and Vision


Interpersonal Engagement





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Donna Pollard

c/o Cairn Cottage Counseling LLC,1525 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN 46203


Presbytery Liaison

DonnaPollardLMHC@gmail.c om



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Sabbatical Interim Pastor Needed

May 23, 2016-August 28, 2016

St. Mark United Church of Christ---Terre Haute, IN

As our pastor, Rev. Teresa Higus, experiences a time of renewal, refreshment, and reflection we will need someone to provide worship services, do some pastoral visitation and other duties  in her absence during the summer of 2016.  We are searching for a Sabbatical Interim Pastor for 14 weeks. 

Duties of the Sabbatical Interim Pastor shall be:

            Help plan 14 worship services with the theme “Joyful Worship” in mind

            Prepare sermons and preach at these 14 services and lead other portions of the worship                         experience.

            Be able to give one other day to the ministries of St. Mark UCC, not limited to visitation of the sick and shut in, coordinating  bulletins and newsletters with the church           secretary, and writing a monthly newsletter article. 

Compensation of the Sabbatical Interim Pastor:

            The Sabbatical Interim Pastor (SIP) will be compensated as follows:

                        14 Sundays at $125 per Sunday= $1,750

                        14 weekdays at $100 per day =    $1,400

                                    Total Compensation:         $3,150

Our idea of an ideal candidate is someone who:

Is enthusiastic about preaching God’s Word.

Is knowledgeable of the United Church of Christ and shares a similar theology. 

Is creative and interested in sharing different types of worship.

Has at least some formal training in theology, worship, pastoral care, etc. 

We feel this short-term position would be ideal for a third-year seminary student or someone who has just graduated and is in the search process, someone between churches, or a retired pastor.

Those interested should send a resume to: 

Rev. Teresa Higus & the PPRC, St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, In 47803 by February 15, 2016.  



The Saron United Church of Christ in Linton, Indiana, is in search of a new pastor. Our pastors (husband and wife team who have been with us for more than twelve years) will leave for their new church in May. Their last service will be this coming May 17.

Saron United Church of Christ

440 1st St NE

Linton, IN 47441



Presiding Elder: Alisa Mckee



Saron is a well-established church located in the center of town and was founded in 1854. We did an extensive addition about 20 years ago. Of the churches within our community we are considered the most progressive. Membership is 463 with an average Sunday church service of 161 as of 2013. We have a mix of long time members as well as young families and youth. The average age of our members has gone from 72 to 43.6 during our pastors' tenure. Our membership has seen about a 20% increase since 2003 growing from 409 to 492 in spite of normal attrition. Our church has two women's groups, three adult groups serving three different age groups, men's fellowship, and youth groups.

In the past half century (since 1960) we have had four pastors. One pastor served from 1960 — 1977, another from 1979 — 1991, another from 1992 — 1999. This pastor helped us find our current husband and wife team who have been here from 2001 — the present. The balance has been served by various ihtetim pastors. We feel this is a strong statement about how attached these ministers have felt toward the church and the community and how well the church and community have embraced these clergy.

Men's Fellowship, among other things, does mission trips and has frequently gone to the Gulf Coast region to help those suffering from hurricane damage.

The women of the church have an annual autumn weekend retreat to a retreat center in the hills near Bedford.

Our youngest youth group is 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. This group, among other activities, will be introduced to mission trip activity with overnight trips to help the less fortunate. Our senior youth group has gone on overseas mission trips every four years and has gone to such places as Jamaica, Hungary, and Germany as examples. Both groups have frequently gone to Chicago and St. Louis on short mission trips and serve in inner city food pantries and soup kitchens among other activities.

We have also taken groups of adults to a Muslim mosque in Bloomington, a Jewish synagogue in Terre Haute, a Buddhist temple in Bloomington, St. Mary of the Woods

Text Box: CommunityCollege near Terre Haute, St. Meinrad Archabbey near Ferdinand, Indiana, and the Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Statistical evaluation of the church is included in attachment "A".


We will follow the guidelines of our conference including salary, housing allowance, mileage, health insurance, pension contribution, and vacation days.

Some of the duties of the pastor should include:

Worship service

Visitation especially with shut-in

Communion at church and for those shut-ins who request

Saron will have a confirmation class beginning in September which the pastor will need

to assist with.


With our involvement in the community in 's'everal ways the pastor should expect to

maintain a presence with these endeavors to help keep Saron involved.

The interim pastor will be expected to help our church with our transition to a new


The pastor will be accountable to the consistory.

Other duties can be discussed at the time of the interview.

Time expected

In addition to Sunday worship we expect the pastor to dedicate approximately 40 hours each week with Saturday off and one additional day off to be determined by the pastor.

We will need to interview the candidates and we expect the candidates to use this opportunity to interview us as well. It is important that this be a comfortable fit for all.

If you are interested please contact Alisa McKee by email Alisa at




JOB DESCRIPTION – November, 2015


REPORT TO:           The Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee

TIME COMMITMENT:     Approximately 20 hours per week

REQUIRED ATTENDANCE:   Weekly Staff Meeting, Sunday morning worship




  1. Commitment to developing a youth ministry program that supports the mission and vision of Trinity United Methodist Church and applies Trinity’s Core Spiritual Practices to the ministry in an age appropriate fashion.

  2. Coordinate, plan, promote and implement programs and activities to nurture youth in their relationship with Jesus Christ through discipleship, service, worship and fellowship.

  3. Work with other youth or community organizations at the pastor’s recommendation.

  4. Design engaging weekly youth ministry opportunities.

  5. Utilization of curriculum that is engaging and aligns with UMC theology and doctrine.

  6. Plan quarterly youth activities that will be social and/or service in nature, such as retreats, work parties, or concerts.

  7. Build relationships with youth and their families through direct conversation and dialogue and engaging with families in a variety of settings, such as youth sporting events, musical competitions, etc.

  8. Advocate youth concerns and ministry needs within the church.  Integrate youth into the wider ministry of the church.

  9. Attend workshops and personal growth conferences to stay informed of new and effective ways to implement youth ministry.

  10. Submit monthly articles for the church newsletter and website.  Make effective and appropriate use of technology and social media to promote ministry events and to maintain engagement with the youth.

  11. Responsibly oversee and manage the youth budget



  1. Have experience working with young people in a church setting.

  2. Applicant must possess strong organization skills and effective communication skills.

  3. To serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a mature relationship with Christ and the ability to articulate one’s own faith journey.

  4. Experience in developing a ministry (similar to a new church start)

  5. Experience in developing a team-based ministry built on effective recruitment, training, supervision, delegation and appreciation.

  6. A readiness to work cooperatively with the Director of Children’s Ministry and other church leadership to promote intergenerational programming.





Ridge UMC is a regional congregation, serving Indiana based Chicago suburbs, with an excellent reputation for mission, outreach, and hospitality.  Because our congregation was formed 60 years ago by thirteen families; children and families remain our passion for the church today as well as tomorrow


Ridge seeks a passionate, hard working, and dedicated full time pastoral leader who is eager to deepen and develop the spiritual lives of children, youth, and families.  This pastoral leader will provide dynamic leadership, direction, and supervision for the outreach, fellowship, faith formation, mission and worship of children and their families to fulfill Ridge’s mission and vision.   


Preference will be given to candidates who are ordained as Deacons in the UMC with a call to teach and equip disciples.  Candidates can apply who are commissioned in anticipation of ordination.  Experience with lay volunteers, children and /or youth ministry, and leadership within a congregation are a plus. 


Inquiry letter and resume sent to Reverend Michelle L. Knight, senior pastor, at  For more information please visit


Seeks to develop fully devoted followers to CHRIST

CCT School of Theology Placement Office

1000 West 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46208

Date: November 5, 2015

RE— -Senior Pastot_Applicants/Repost_

First Baptist Church (FBC) of Eaton Rapids, Michigan is searching for a qualified senior pastor. Our previous pastor of 17 years has recently been called to another church near his family in Minnesota.

Potential candidates should go to our church web site,, where they will find:

·         Candidate Profile What we are looking for in a senior pastor

·         Church doctrines and constitution

·         Link to the Eaton Rapids City web page

·         Applicant questionnaire

Please submit your resume', applicant questionnaire, and web-link to two sermons or DVD video of two sermons to:

First Baptist Church Pastoral Search Team 9220 Kinneville Road Eaton Rapids, Ml 48827

If you should have any questions, contact our church office at 517-663-5451. Please leave your name and phone number.

Thank you.

First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids Pastoral Search Team


Title:               Children and Youth Education Coordinator

Hours:            20 hours per week  


General Description:


First United Church is a progressive and inclusive community of Christian faith, welcoming and affirming all types of children and family. The Children and Youth Education Coordinator is responsible for directing, planning and leading the children and youth programs at First United Church. There should be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the children and youth ministries based on the understanding of the primary task is to: love children/youth where they are; encourage them in developing their concepts of God, religion and spirituality; provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth; challenge them to respond to the call to serve in their communities and world.


Responsibilities: Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the supervising minister, the Board of Christian Ed and, when appropriate, the Family Life Coordinator.


    Develop curriculum for Children’s Learning Time and the Youth Group and manage all aspects affiliated with these programs such as:
      Provide a schedule for CLT and YG both on a weekly and quarterly basis. Teach in the established rotation: one month as lead, one month as assistant, and one month offLead one Children’s “sermon” in church per month Organize and maintain a good base of supplies for the classroomLead an annual evaluation review of the curriculum (whether purchased or created) 
    Provide support for CLT teachers by:
      Ensuring that all teachers have met our child protection policy processes.Providing necessary training, information and materials for teachers to orient them to the policies, processes and curriculum.


    Lead Youth Group on a weekly basis and plan age appropriate outings/gatherings.


    Work with the Board of Education, the Family Life Coordinator and other ministries in the church to plan and execute programming, which may include: Vacation Bible School, Church Hayride, Easter Morning Festivities, Hanging of the Green and Family Fridays.


    Attend monthly Board of Christian Education meetings and all other meetings required by the supervising minister. 


    Be in contact with office staff and provide a timely and accurate schedule of Children and Youth activities. Keep the congregation informed of events by coordinating the publicity for youth activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church. (e.g. monthly newsletter, special mailings, posters, bulletin announcements, web page, verbal announcements, etc.) Provide monthly reports or articles for the “First News” Newsletter to keep the congregation at large apprised of activities, development and growth.


    Foster relationships with the children/youth, their parents, the congregation and the community at large in meaningful and connected ways that are not limited to Sunday morning interactions. For instance, the Children and Youth Education Coordinator might call/email to check on an absent child/teen or when they know a big life event may have taken place, visit during times of illness/duress, etc.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will have:


    A passion for and experience working with children/youth 
    A vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement children and youth ministries.


    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and conflict management skills.


    The ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals and values a team concept of ministry.


    Hold, at minimum, a high school diploma (or equivalent) and First Aid/CPR certification. The individual must also comply with First United Church’s Safe Church policies, including a background check.


Supervision: The Children and Youth Education Coordinator reports directly to the senior minister, but can expect to receive requests and feedback from multiple sources, including the Personnel Committee, the Board of Christian Education, and the Family Life Coordinator.

Contact -  



Central United Methodist Church in Richmond, Indiana is currently seeking an energetic, committed Christian to assume a part-time, salaried position (approx. 15-20 hours/week) as Minister of Music. This role requires exceptional people and leadership skills. The Minister of Music will need to have a strong background in sacred music, including directing choral groups and playing the organ and/or piano.  This individual will work in cooperation with the pastors and other church staff to coordinate the planning of Sunday worship services. We are looking for a person to join our team to assist in leading vibrant Sunday worship services and develop a strong music program at Central.


Resumes should be submitted to by November 30, 2015. 



475 S. FRUITRIDGE AVENUE                                                       TERRE HAUTE, IN 47803                                                              232-8000

Sabbatical Interim Pastor Needed
May 23, 2016-August 28, 2016


St. Mark United Church of Christ---Terre Haute, IN

As our pastor, Rev. Teresa Higus, experiences a time of renewal, refreshment, and reflection we will need someone to provide worship services, do some pastoral visitation and other duties in her absence during the summer of 2016. We are searching for a Sabbatical Interim Pastor for 14 weeks.

Duties of the Sabbatical Interim Pastor shall be:


Help plan 14 worship services with the theme "Joyful Worship" in mind

Prepare sermons and preach at these 14 services and lead other portions of the worship experience.

Be able to give one other day to the ministries of St. Mark UCC, not limited to visitation of the sick and shut in, coordinating bulletins and newsletters with the church secretary, and writing a monthly newsletter article.

Compensation of the Sabbatical Interim Pastor:

The Sabbatical Interim Pastor (SIP) will be compensated as follows: 14 Sundays at $125 per Sunday= $1,750 14 weekdays at $100 per day = $1,400

Total Compensation:     $3,150

Our idea of an ideal candidate is someone who:

Is enthusiastic a b9,utp reach

Is knowledgeable of the United Church of Christ and shares a similar theology.

Is creative artid interested in sharing different types of worship.

Has at least some formal training in theology, worship, pastoral care, etc.

We feel this short-term position would be ideal for a third-year seminary student or someone

who has just graduated and is in the search process, someone between churches, or a retired


Those interested should send a resume to:

Rev. Teresa Higus & the PP RC, St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., Terre

Haute, In 47803 by February 15, 2016.


PT Children’s Ministry Director - Asbury United Methodist Church in Columbus, IN is looking for a part time Children’s Ministry Director.  Applicants should have experience in children’s programming and/or child development and the ability to foster an environment where children and their families are encouraged to grow their relationship and knowledge of Jesus.  A complete job description available upon request.  Please send resume to


Help Wanted – Great Pay – Part Time or Full-Time Customer Service/Public Relations Position. Work from home on your own schedule. Good people skills a must. Phone and computer with high-speed internet connection required. No experience necessary – will train the right individual. Email your Name, Email Address, Phone Number and brief work history to Male, Female and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Recruiter/Trainer is a seminary graduate.



Have an Effective and BLESSED Day!


Rick Ryberg 




PHONE: 816-797-5389







At First Christian Church of Martinsville, we always seek to thoughtfully and faithfully follow Jesus.  We are currently seeking a transitional director of children & youth ministries to help us with that ministry.  This position can be full or half time, 20-40 hours a week. 

The purpose of this position is to build growth in the area of children and youth church relationships. The director will enhance Christian knowledge and spiritual growth through participation in a variety of programs involving children, youth, and families within the church and community.

Some specific duties of this position include:

Create and oversee programs that connect children, youth, and families together and to this congregation through appropriate worship and ministries

• Recruit, train, and maintain a pool of leaders for programs and ministries for children and youth

• Utilize social media and online website outlets as an appropriate communication tool.

• Apply good time management skills, prioritize needs, and communicate well

The perfect candidate for this job would have:

• Passion for children, youth, and families.

• Good time management skills.

• Considerable biblical knowledge and practical applications.

• Love of teaching.

If this describes you, we would love to have you as part of our team!  For more information, an application and a complete job description please contact:


Dannett Burns

Secretary, First Christian Church

Phone:  342-3461

Fax:  342-7789




Job Description


Job Title:                   Faith Community Caregiving Advocate                                

Department:              Development

Reports to:                 Vice President of Development                                             

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt                                      

Prepared By:             Vice President of Development                                             

Effective Date:           7/2015                                                



To develop relationships with and build the long-term capacity of faith community partners, within CICOA's eight county service area, seeking to serve the social, emotional and practical needs of their members who are caring for an aging or disabled loved one. As a result, CICOA will enhance Indiana's ADRC Network by increasing the availability of accessible caregiver programs in Central Indiana.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Identify, recruit, and provide technical assistance in establishing caregiving programs by:


  • Leverage relationships with CICOA's identified county service corporations, Title III grantees and other service providers.

  • Utilize CICOA's reference list of current faith communities


Expand the reach and engagement of the faith communities through attendance at meetings, presentations, site visits, phone and email to seek agreement in establishing a caregiving program within their community that consists of the following required components:


  • Establish a caregiver support group to include lay leader recruitment and training.

  • Working with the CICOA Volunteer Coordinator, develop liaison relationships with lay leaders for on-going organizational support and communication.

  • Develop accompanying respite at each recruited faith community site to provide assistance during caregiver support group meetings.

  • Assist with distribution of the to-be-developed caregiver video series and resource materials to participating partners.


In addition, the following caregiver program components will be utilized to encourage and enhance the faith community partnerships:


  • Provide caregiving education by distribution of printed educational materials.

  • Establish a respite site with the churches for specific "day/night out" opportunities.

  • Recruit and train volunteer respite providers to substitute when traditional adult day services are closed.

  • Foster adopt-a-family respite programs, matching interested families in providing respite to another family.

  • Establish family caregiver cooperatives, allowing caregiver families the opportunity to trade off providing care to each other's loved ones.

  • Encourage financial support through the faith-based community to help pay for respite for caregivers or to support existing community-based respite programs.

  • Establish a caregiving advisory group that can proactively address members' caregiving needs and provide leadership to caregiving initiatives.






Supervisory Responsibilities                                                 

No supervisory responsibilities.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                                

Bachelor's Degree in any field from accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in working within the faith community is preferred.


Language Skills                                             

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from community groups, potential partners, the general public and professional staff.


Mathematical Skills                                                   

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Dear Sir or Madam,

We have begun the Search process to replace our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jacob Kines, who has accepted another position. We have entered the Search and Call Process with the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

Suggestions by both our current Pastor, as well as Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. George Wascovich, are that we also contact you directly for your input. Both think it would be useful to temper our search with an emphasis on someone with a biblical perspective. While we prefer someone with standing in our denomination, it is not a formal requirement.

We are a traditional mainstream church in Atlanta, dating from 1851, and have migrated out to the suburbs over the years. Our current Sunday attendance is 65 and we are financially stable, with a relatively modem facility in good repair.

The area is becoming more diverse and multinational and, as a congregation, we tend to lag in that representation. We are a welcoming community and pride ourselves on being a community of friends.

We require someone with the drive to lead us in rekindling the congregation's energy and enthusiasm for ministry.

I've enclosed a list of desired characteristics gathered from the congregation. The language in this list is taken directly from the replies on the surveys and quotes from personal interviews.

As Chairman, you may reach me via mail or you may email me, with any response or questions ( Should you prefer to discuss our needs by telephone, I would welcome your call (770-713-9228). We very much appreciate any assistance or input you can provide.


fo 1/0

im Holliday, Chairman, Se."-Committee



DART is hiring full-time justice ministry organizers for positions beginning January 11, 2016.  Positions are available in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and St. Petersburg, FL.

In order to build power for justice in their local communities, the organizers will:

-Build relationships of trust among clergy and lay leaders from diverse backgrounds, and deepen their participation in the work of their congregation’s justice ministry and the organization

-Train clergy and lay leaders in basic organizing skills, engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals to build their justice ministry

-Engage leaders in the research of viable solutions to community problems and ensure implementation by appropriate decision makers

-Build turnout for public meetings where 1,000+ people from assigned congregations are organized to demonstrate support for the identified solutions to community problems

-Build financial sustainability by ensuring timely dues collection among member congregations, and annually coordinating a major 6-8 week investment drive

-Assist in the annual recruitment of at least two new congregations

Training is provided through the DART Organizers Institute, the intensive five month field orientation for new DART organizers. This includes an initial on-site orientation followed by field training and a weekly reading/discussion curriculum covering basic organizing principles. Initial skill development focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on personal motivations, managing time effectively, running great meetings, building grassroots networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue selection. Vocational development continues through annual training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.

Starting salary is $34,000/year plus health benefits, with regular cost-of-living increases and performance-based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Retirement benefits begin after a prescribed period (usually one full year of employment).

Community organizing positions within the DART Network are competitive. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualities we look for include:

-Core passion for justice and equality
-Excellent relationship-building skills
-Exceptional work ethic
-Ambition for a long-term career organizing with DART
-Comfort working with religious institutions
-Fluency in Spanish or Creole preferred (not mandatory)

Applicants must also have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, and access to a car. Masters degree preferred.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an upcoming informational webinar. Sign up at

To learn more about DART and access the application, visit

You may also contact our Recruitment Director, Hannah Wittmer, with questions at:

Organization Description: At the Direct Action and Research Training Center (DART), we believe powerlessness is the root cause of community problems.  We work to unite people of faith, because when we organize together, we can ensure that our values for justice and fairness are alive in our cities.  Our national network of 20 justice ministry organizations brings together congregations across racial, religious and socioeconomic lines to pursue justice in their communities. Unlike charities and direct service providers, DART organizations seek long-term, sustainable improvements at a systemic level. DART organizations regularly conduct direct action assemblies in which thousands of people from a cross-section of faith traditions publicly hold decision-makers accountable on local justice issues.  DART organizations' recent victories include: multi-million dollar investments in affordable housing, increased access to primary health and dental care, statewide legislation to rein in the payday loan industry, implementation of restorative justice practices in public schools, and the expansion of drug treatment programs to reduce criminal recidivism.

Norris Religious Fellowship Attention: Pastoral Search Committee P.O. Box 1069 Norris, TN 37828 Email Address: In things agreed upon unity, In other things liberty, In all things the will to be one. Dear Director, The Norris Religious Fellowship Church (the Fellowship) in Norris, Tennessee, is seeking a minister and requests your assistance in locating a suitable candidate. Our beloved minister for the last 17 years is retiring in February, 2016. The Fellowship is an interdenominational church of Christian faith, affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC). Established in 1933, it was the first church in a planned community developed by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Our membership encompasses varied denominational and geographic backgrounds and includes families with young children, retired individuals, and professionals. We are graced with over 100 active members and more non-member friends. We are seeking an open-minded, non-judgmental spiritual leader, counselor and guide. Dur minister should have strong moral and religious commitments, demonstrated leadership skills, an ability to inspire and teach through challenging and relevant sermons, and a passion for counselling the ill and grieving. We expect our minister to take an active role in our expanding religious education program and our ecumenical youth group. Our minister must be ordained as a graduate from an accredited divinity school, have ministerial experience, and be comfortable with a moderate-to-liberal theology. Past ministers at the Fellowship have come from the Methodist, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, American Baptist, Unitarian and Congregational denominations. We appreciate your support in our search for a spiritual leader. Interested applicants should send an email to requesting additional information. Thank you for any assistance that you can provide. Sincerely, Susan Miller, Chair, Pastoral Search Committee
Banquo Christian Church Are you · A Biblical Christian · Believe that the word of God is the absolute truth and is infallible · Have a Bachelor's Degree in Ministry Do You · Have a passion to serve as a leader in a nondenominational church · Have the ability to work closely with and communicate with all age'groups · Have a vision to minister and experience to grow a small rural church Beliefs God created all that is seen and unseen There is one God and only one God. He is personal and knowable. He manifests Himself in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. · Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. · Jesus suffered and was crucified on the cross for our sins. · Jesus died and was buried. · Jesus rose again (the Resurrection). · Jesus ascended into Heaven where He is seated at the Father's Right Hand. · One day Jesus (the Messiah) will return to set up his kingdom on earth...and He will judge the living and the dead. · All persons are sinners, guilty before God, deserving of judgment, and in need of a Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. · Amine can, have salvation...._it is by Gods grace„ based on the work of Jesus Christ is received by faith apart from any human performance or merit. · People who repent their sins will be forgiven. · The Bible is the Word of God. It is infallible, inspired and inerrant in Its original languages. It is complete and final revelation of God. · Eternal Life is a gift of God... and nothing can separate us from God's love. · Unbelievers face eternal punishment in hell. Believers face eternal life in heaven. · All believers should attend a local church for mutual edification, encouragement, evangelism, service and worship. · Baptism is total immersion alone. · Communion is offered each Sunday in the Morning Worship service. · Where the Bible speaks we speak...where the Bible is silent...we are silent.
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,
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 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, 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 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 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 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 urba