To submit employment opportunities please contact April Bupp at email@example.com or
Youth/Young Adult Director
Deadline: June 1, 2013
The Youth & Young Adult Director will participate in the overall staff team emphasis of discipleship and disciple-making with particular emphasis given to leading and overseeing the development of an effective ministry to active and potential Middle School and High School Students, and Young Adults (18-40 yrs. old) including single persons, married couples, and young families. For more information, see online posting at: http://tinyurl.com/Y-YA-Director
Union Congregational UCC in Montclair, NJ Seeks Associate Minister. Please click here for more information.
United Church of Christ, National Setting
Follow the link to view full position description.
*All positions are subject to change or withdrawl*
See full listing of positions at www.ucc.org/classifieds
The Director of Youth Ministry job working between Christ Congregational Church – United Church of Christ, Silver Spring, MD (CCC) and Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD (TPPC) *see post for May 1, below* has an extended deadline. All applications will be accepted until May 31, 2013 and may be submitted to:
Kathleen Boucher, Chair, Youth Minister Search Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Boucher at email@example.com or 301-754-2777.
Part-time Director of Young Adult Ministries
The Palmyra Church of the Brethren is hiring a part-time Director of Young Adult Ministries. Among other responsibilities, this individual will minister to the young adults of our congregation and broader community; provide leadership and oversight of the congregation’s Young Adult Ministry program; engage in creating and resourcing vibrant, relevant programs and recruit and mentor young adult leaders. The successful candidate will possess a well-defined, mature faith; effective communication skills; comfort working with both young adult singles and young adult families; the ability to work on a pastoral team; a functional knowledge of technology and the ability to create new programs and engaging opportunities for young adults. This position requires approximately 20 hours per week. Interested candidates should forward a resume to: Charles Runkle, Search Team Chair at cerdhr@comcast.
Partner Church Administrator: Part-time, 10 – 12 hrs/wk. Involves public relations in working with churches and pastors as part of Samaritan Counseling Center’s Partners in Ministry program. High School degree, self-initiative, proficiency of Microsoft Office, good writing skills, and out-going personality required. For more information about the Partners in Ministry program, see www.scclanc.org. To apply or inquire, contact Anita Hanna at Samaritan Counseling Center, 717-560-9969 Ext. 244 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-Time Temporary Pastor Position Available
for Union Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, PA
The session of the Union Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, PA is seeking a full-time temporary pastor with the following job requirements.
Serve as a spiritual leader, with a Christ-like character, with regular practices of prayer and Bible Study, professing Jesus Christ as sole Lord and Savior and the Bible as the authoritative Word of God.
Lead weekly worship services and other special services.
Administer the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper and the ordination and installation of Ruling Elders and Deacons.
Officiate at funerals an weddings and provide per-marital counseling services.
Moderate Session meetings and work with committees and committee chairpersons as appropriate.
Provide pastoral care, visitation as needed.
Provide leadership to the Session, the Deacons, and staff.
Lead session and congregation in a time of transition, with demonstrated change and conflict management skills.
Engage in a teaching ministry that will enhance the spiritual growth of the congregation through active Christian Education, including leading a Bible Study and helping with VBS.
Serve as a mentor for our Christian Education and Youth Ministry leaders.
Participate with other area pastors and community leaders in planning and conducting ecumenical services and activities as appropriate.
Conduct new member orientation, Ruling Elder and Deacon Classes, and communicants classes as appropriate.
This is a full-time, approximately 45-50 hours per week position. Prior to the announced retirement of the current pastor, the congregation entered into a Discernment Process to determine whether to remain in the PC(USA) or not. The Joint Presbytery and Congregation Discernment Team is now beginning their work together. The temporary pastor position will continue until a decision is made whether to dismiss to another Reformed Denomination or to remain in the PC(USA).
The position is anticipated to last at least through the summer. It is renewable as needed, with a thirty day notice of termination from either party. If the congregation remains in the PC(USA), The temporary pastor will be eligible to apply for the Installed Pastor position, if appropriate.
The position is available beginning July 1, 2013.
The successful applicant will be an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) Teaching Elder.
This email is being sent to all teaching elders and candidates in the Presbytery of Donegal, and to the Executive Presbyters of neighboring presbyteries. Please feel free to forward it to anyone you believe might have interest in the position.
Send a cover letter and PIF/resume as soon as possible to:
Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin S. Cox-Holmes
Address: Presbytery of Donegal, P.O. Box 10054, Lancaster, PA, 17605
Electronic submissions are preferred.
In all things, let us walk in courage, hope, and generosity,
in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Presbytery of Donegal
Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors Needed
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is still seeking male volunteer counselors for summer camp at Gretna Glen in Lebanon from June 15 – 22. The application deadline has been extended!
Each year the MDA sponsors a week-long summer camp for children with neuro-muscular diseases.
MDA needs volunteer counselors like you to help make camp a fun and exciting place for campers. Counselors must be at least 16 years old and be able lift and care for a camper—thorough training is provided.
Counselors will also assist campers in enjoying outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming.
For immediate consideration please complete the attached interest form and send it to:
Nicole Smith at the Muscular Dystrophy Association at email@example.com cc: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 717-540-5274
Call Nicole or Ed at (717) 540-4316 if you have additional questions.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Application Deadline May 15, 2013
Director of Youth Ministry
We are seeking a creative and inspirational leader to help two thriving and progressive churches develop a combined youth ministry that brings our youth and supporting adults to the “next level” of inner faith development, community involvement, and spiritual activism. This is a unique opportunity for a person of faith to serve a new community that is growing out of already existing and vibrant teen groups at two distinct congregations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The Director of Youth Ministry will develop and implement a cooperative youth ministry between Christ Congregational Church – United Church of Christ, Silver Spring, MD (CCC) and Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Takoma Park, MD (TPPC).
Ordained and lay persons will be considered for this “non-called” position.
This is a 30-hour position with a salary of up to $30,000 depending on experience and health, vacation, study leave, holiday, and sick/family leave benefits.
At CCC and TPPC, we honor and celebrate people of all races, cultures, ages, abilities, sexual orientations and gender.
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than May 15, 2013 to:
Kathleen Boucher, Chair, Youth Minister Search Team at email@example.com.
Work with the youth (Middle and High School), their families and the congregational leadership to develop a clear and well-articulated vision for shared youth ministry.
Plan and lead regular youth group meetings or activities for High School and Middle School youth, with particular attention to worship, justice ministries and direct service.
Regularly lead the youth in spiritual practices, including exploring their own faith and caring for one another.
Help recruit for and administer the “Our Whole Lives” curriculum and be available as a resource for teacher teams when the classes are offered.
Help coordinate youth participation in morning worship in each congregation.
Recruit and supervise adults who work with youth.
Explore, initiate and lead one retreat and one mission trip per age group per year.
Plan and implement a cooperative confirmation retreat, paying attention to the common theological and biblical underpinnings that the congregations hold common.
Advocate for and involve youth with the total life of the congregations.
Attend at least three Sunday morning worship services per month, as agreed upon by congregations.
Participate in youth ministry professional development as funding permits.
Key Values in Youth Ministry
Developing faith, hope, love and friendship among young people
Providing for “multiple intelligences” in activities and worship
Connecting Gospel and faith to social justice and service projects
Intentionally introducing, teaching and modeling spiritual practices
Providing both fellowship and recreation
Integrating youth into all aspects of church life
Building inter-generational opportunities for worship and mission
Qualifications and Attributes
At least two years’ experience working with teens
Background in the Reformed, Lutheran (ELCA) or Anabaptist Protestant traditions
Demonstrated ability to motivate, educate and develop young people in spiritual matters
Knowledge of youth development and best practices of youth ministry
Sense of humor and candor
Innovation, flexibility, creativity
Integrity and faith
Ability to connect youth with their faith, church, and larger community
Ability to cultivate adults’ ministry with youth
Training in “family systems” preferred
Ability to understand and serve special needs youth
The youth leader will meet regularly with the senior pastors to review programs and share concerns.
The youth leader will have an annual review as coordinated by the hiring body. Members of both churches will participate in the review process.
All staff members will have a background check as a condition of employment and shall agree to abide by the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church and Christ Congregational Church-UCC Safe Church Policies.
Salary, Benefits, and Leave
30 Hour Position (3/4 time salaried)
Salary: $25,000 - $30,000. UCC Benefits Plan (optional PCUSA Benefits for qualified candidates). Continuing Education and Travel Allowances available.
Vacation: 4 weeks annually, with potential for more vacation with tenure.
Study Leave/Spiritual Formation: 1 week, as approved by supervisors.
Comp Time: Available in consultation with supervisors.
Paid Holidays: Per the hiring body’s Human Resources Manual.
Sick Leave, Bereavement Leave, Family Leave: Per the hiring body’s Human Resources Manual.
Weekly Sabbath day(s)
If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Kathleen Boucher, Chair, Youth Minister Search Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Kathleen Boucher at 301-754-2777.
Youth Director, Part-time
Needed: Responsible, self-motivated individual with good communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills to encourage and enable Christian faith formation in middle school and high school youth. Self-motivated team player will work with professional staff and volunteers. Part-time.
Submit resume by May 15 to email@example.com
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
750 GREENFIELD ROAD
LANCASTER, PA 17601.
United Church of Christ, National Setting
(click job title to see full description)
Associate General Counsel
Multimedia & Content Specialist
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Loan Services Assistant
Mortgage Loan Accountant
Office Administrator to Church Building & Loan Fund
*See full listing of positions at www.ucc.org/classifieds
Part-Time Music Director
Wesley United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time music director to lead the choir at our traditional worship service each Sunday at 8:30 am. Responsibilities include the following:
• Provide leadership to the overall music program of the church
• Direct the choir at the traditional worship service each Sunday
• In consultation with the pastor, select all music to be played/sung each week
• Attend all weekly choir rehearsals
• Be available to direct at all special worship services (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, etc.) and for special programs and ministries of the church (Christmas Pageant, etc.)
• Provide for guest singers during the summer months when the choir does not sing
• Be a Christian whose life supports that declaration
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Wesley United Methodist Church
40 West Main Street
Strasburg, PA 17579
Attn: Chairperson, SPRC
Responses will be accepted both via US mail or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to 717-687-6392.
Anticipated Position Opening: Associate Chaplain
TCU invites applications for a full time, year-round position of Associate Chaplain. This position supports the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) and the Division of Student Affairs, reports to the Minister to the University and works collaboratively with chaplains, campus ministers, religious life staff, student affairs professionals, student organizations, faculty, staff and members of the university community. The individual in this position will be able to assist students in exploring and articulating their own beliefs and values help students develop an understanding and respect for the traditions of others, encourage students to identify their own spiritual needs and support students in making connections between faith, action and everyday life. This position will work with the RSL team in providing leadership for the religious and spiritual life on the campus. The department’s work includes, but is not limited to 1) overseeing student religious organizations, campus ministries and affiliated staff; 2) addressing matters of faith and spirituality through co-curricular programs, resources, presentations; 3) providing pastoral care, crisis response and worship to the campus as a whole.
In particular, this position is responsible for the support, development and administration of student religious organizations. This includes providing mentoring, leadership development, program assistance as well as advising the RSL Council of presidents, made up of representatives from over 23 organizations. In addition, this individual will oversee work with RSL programs including but not limited to faith-based social justice and service initiatives and coordinate university worship services on special occasions. This position also collaborates with divisional and university initiatives and the schedule will involve evening and weekend work in accordance with activities and programs of the University.
Qualifications: Two years experience with ministry in higher education or with young adults is required. Ideal candidates will have the ability to establish strong rapport with students of all faith perspectives and an ability to help others discern and articulate their beliefs and values. A successful candidate will also be able to help students engage in the spiritual and intellectual explorations of their own religious traditions as well as others and also have an appreciation for the connections between faith and social justice. Candidates should also understand the process of college student development with special attention to its moral and spiritual aspects and be able to provide pastoral care to a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. Very strong administrative, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as well as demonstrated programmatic experience. Candidates should be able to work self-directed with deadlines, but also as part of a team. Successful candidates will hold a Masters in Divinity from an accredited institution and ordination or licensure from a recognized denomination.
TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas just three miles south of downtown in a city of over 750,000. With an enrollment of over 9,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 14:1 and over 118 areas of undergraduate study, TCU is committed to creating a world-class, values-centered university experience. Located on 272 acres, the residential campus boasts 13 residence halls and state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities as well as access to NCAA Division I competition, right on campus. TCU is the largest of 17 colleges, universities and theological institutions associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination committed to demonstrating true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. More than 60 religious affiliations are represented in the student body and there are over 23 recognized student religious organizations on campus, including groups for Christian, Jewish and Muslim students. TCU is an EEO-AA Employer.
Inquiries: Resumes with cover letters and a list of references will be accepted until the position is filled and should be submitted online through Human Resources at the link below once the position is posted. Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume after submitting the online application. The anticipated position posting will be late spring and the start date will be during mid- to late summer.
JOB TITLE: Director of Christian Education (part-time)
First United Methodist Church in Phoenixville, a vibrant church in a suburb of Philadelphia, is looking for a Director of Christian Education to work 20 hours per week. Programming is multi-generational, but the heaviest emphasis is on children’s ministry. Clearances required. Applications reviewed upon receipt.
Contact email@example.com for a job description and further information.
First Presbyterian Church of West Chester
JOB TITLE: Interim Director of Christian Education (IDCE) Exempt
REPORTS TO: Pastor, Christian Education Committee
The qualified candidate will motivate and inspire people of all ages to engage in learning that will strengthen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and deepen their knowledge of the Christian faith. Specifically, the Interim Director of Christian Education will work with the Christian Education Committee to maintain and continue the vision for Christian Education ministries serving First Presbyterian Church. This position is responsible to the Session and accountable to the Pastor and to the Christian Education Committee. The IDCE will coordinate with church staff and volunteers involved in Christian Education within the church.
The IDCE is a temporary position to lead the Christian Education ministries of the church as the committee engages in a permanent search.
A. Work with the Head Pastor and the Christian Education Committee to continue the Christian Education vision and related programs.
1. Maintain programs and activities using both dedicated CE resources, and collaborating with other church groups that have a CE component.
2. Provide leadership, supervision, and support to incumbents in CE related staff roles, including the Nursery Coordinator and Preschool Director, working to ensure effective collaboration and alignment of efforts in support of the church and CE vision.
A. Ensure effective organization, continuity, and implementation of Church School programs (age two – high school) including:
1. Support teaching teams in conducting periodic evaluation of curriculum for various age groups and make related recommendations to CE Committee.
2. Ensure effective volunteer recruitment, screening, and training
3. Help to educate, encourage, and support parents in fulfilling their central role in developing their children's faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
B. Assist in planning and implementing ongoing adult Christian Education programs consistent with CE vision and strategy. Communicate and collaborate with other internal groups who are also providing CE-related programming.
C. Communicate and market Christian Education opportunities to the church congregation.
D. Work with the Preschool Board and supervise the Preschool Director.
E. Assist the Library Committee in their ministry.
F. Specific Programmatic Support:
1. Church School
a. Provide oversight for the year-round operation of the 9:00 a.m. Sunday School program, nursery through high school.
b. Coordinate all Children’s Ministry related special events, e.g. holiday activities, mission events, presentation of Bibles, etc.
c. Educate and engage broader congregation by providing ongoing communication regarding Church School goals and activities, e.g. newsletter articles.
2. Confirmation Class
a. Provide leadership to the confirmation program to engage and inspire the Confirmands.
b. Recruit and work with volunteer teachers and the Youth Director to plan the program, oversee curriculum development, and ensure smooth and effective implementation.
c. Ensure ongoing and effective communication with parents about the process, activities, and objectives.
3. Coordinate and Oversee Vacation Bible School (“VBS”)
a. Recruit VBS coordinator(s) and volunteers.
b. Evaluate and select curriculum with coordinator(s) and have approved by the Christian Education Committee.
c. Support coordinator(s) in planning and implementation of VBS. Be on site during VBS program.
d. Evaluate VBS program; develop and suggest improvements for the following year.
4. Mid-week church - The Bridge program
a. Work with The Bridge Steering Committee to develop and coordinate the Christian Education component(s) of The Bridge program.
b. Support weekly planning activities for The Bridge Kids program and recruit volunteers as needed.
5. Adult Education
a. Assist coordination of Adult Education programs including The Bridge and Sunday mornings.
b. Provide adult education resources for men and women’s ministry groups.
c. Lead adult studies as schedule permits.
1. Attend weekly staff meeting.
2. Attend Christian Education Committee monthly meetings.
3. Maintain oversight of CE budget, ensuring appropriate use of resources and keeping CE Committee informed regarding anticipated significant deviations from budget.
4. Write, or engage writers, for Christian Education articles for monthly church newsletter.
5. Collaborate with Director of Marketing regarding CE content for church website.
6. Ensure timely ordering and dispersal of church school curriculum and supplies.
7. Develop and maintain attendance statistics to help with program evaluation and future planning processes.
8. Ensure coverage is provided in the CE Center Sundays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
1. Must be a person who loves God and God’s people.
2. Must be a person of strong faith and integrity.
3. Must possess proven leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
4. Master of Arts in Christian Education highly desired.
5. Master of Divinity desired.
6. Experience in leading a Christian Education program in a large church required.
7. Proven ability to recruit and retain volunteers.
8. Must possess ability to interact with congregation.
9. Must have a demonstrated ability to operate in a collegial manner with staff and volunteers.
10. Must have known ability to pay attention to details and follow-through on tasks and commitments.
While membership and experience in the PCUSA is preferred, candidates with membership in denominations within our formula agreement are encouraged to apply (ELCA, RCA, and UCC).
Interested candidates should forward their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church • 130 West Miner St • West Chester, PA 19382
Part-Time Contemporary Worship Director
Thorndale United Methodist Church
3503 E. Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372
The Contemporary Worship Director will be the coordinator for our existing contemporary worship experience and be asked to potentially develop a second contemporary worship experience targeting 20 to 30 year old demographic in our community. He/She will meet regularly and
work closely with the Senior Pastor. They will oversee and coordinate all the details that worship encompasses. The qualified candidate must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The Contemporary Worship Director is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of the vision of TUMC (Thorndale United Methodist Church). This position requires that the person serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.
• A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him
• Commitment to the mission, vision and worship philosophy of TUMC
• Strong organization, administrative and leadership skills are required
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Skilled in the use of technology in worship
• Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed
• A self-starter
• Team player with a positive attitude
• Approximately 20 to 30 hours a week
To apply: Send resume to Thorndale United Methodist Church at the above
Seeking Full Time Director of Youth Ministries
For a vibrant, growing congregation of 700 members
Active Youth Program (20-30 teens/week) with potential to grow
A focus on helping youth grow as disciples of Christ
Strong Youth Committee and volunteer support
Hands-on mission work opportunities
Energetic, supportive staff
Second Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, PA
Apply now at www.GrowWithSecond.org
Salary commensurate with experience.
Subsidized Health Insurance.
Welcoming and active 250 member congregation seeks an energetic, full time pastor with dynamic
speaking and people skills to lead our spiritual and member growth, youth involvement , fund raising,
various goal oriented projects and staff management. Our debt free church is nestled in a picturesque
suburban village in Western New York with excellent schools. Website: http://www.saintjamesucc.com
Expressions of interest and requests for our detailed church profile may be directed to Gloria Halko,
Profile Coordinator, at email@example.com. Phone: (315) 446-3073.
INTERIM CONFERENCE MINISTER -- The Wisconsin Conference is a strong and vibrant association of 224 congregations. We seek a proven leader, effective communicator, and visionary who will help us in our continuing transition as churches of the 21st century seeking to be witnesses to God’s love in Jesus Christ, partners in God’s transforming work of peace and justice. We are looking for a team leader, with bridge-building, consensus-building skills, who can be an inspiring presence among Conference staff, clergy, and congregations. If you are a leader and a communicator, a healer and a visionary, we want to talk with you about this place of ministry with us. We are receiving UCC Ministerial Profiles or Interim Ministry Profiles through March, with the position beginning mid-July, 2013, and continuing 12 to18 months.
Interested? Please contact Darrell Ludwig, Profile and Ministry Opportunities Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org), to have your UCC Ministerial Profile sent to Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder (email@example.com), Search Committee Chair. If you are using an Interim Ministry Profile, please send it to Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder at the above email.
Youth/Associate Pastor Position Available: We are looking for someone who can energize and grow our youth group. Our congregation is committed to growing our youth and to making it a priority for our church. Up to 20 hours per week available. Please ask for details by contacting Jeff Horst, Staff/Parish Committee Chairperson. Covenant United Methodist Church. 346 N. Ninth Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. Cell - (717) 228-9494; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster is seeking a part-time employee to share the work of office administration.
Duties include: Creating documents using Microsoft Word and Excel; sharing coordination of print and email communications, answering phones and greeting visitors, maintaining files, data entry and retrieval from CMCL database, use of financial software to write checks and create financial reports, availability to pastors and church staff for personal assistance.
Qualifications: 1. General office experience. 2. Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel and internet search engines. 3. Experience with, or ability to learn, maintenance of website content. 4. Friendly and welcoming demeanor in person, written and phone communication.
Routine Office Hrs: 6 hours/day, 2-3 days a week (currently 8:30am - 3:30pm) (some flexibility required, and hours can be worked out in conjunction with the person sharing the position). Please provide resume and availability to email@example.com or Attn: Job Opening, Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W. Orange St, Lancaster PA 17603.
We will begin to review applications on March 11, 2013.
PT Youth Director Opening- 20hrs a week leading employees, adult volunteers and middle and high school youth. Includes Sunday mornings and many Sunday evenings. Request job description for more details and applicant requirements. Contact: Barb firstname.lastname@example.org at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust St in Elizabethtown PA, 17022 or by calling 717-367-1889.
ST JOHNS (HAIN'S) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Seeks a Youth Coordinator. This position is part time and is responsible for coordinating
the activity of our youth program. We have youth groups for grades 3-6 and 7-12.
Contact Rev. Dr. Jon A. Fogle at 610-678-2133 or email@example.com.
Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA), Landisville, PA seeks a Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director. This is a full time, non-ordained position. This person will lead in the visioning and development of the children, youth and family ministries by recruiting, training and equipping volunteers to support the children, youth and family ministry programs. Required experience: bachelor degree in related field; 2-5 years experience working with youth in Christian setting; experience with leading teams, organizing volunteers and project planning; excellent computer skills including social media/networking and MS Office applications. Youth Ministry Certification required within 3 years of hire.Core competencies required include: demonstrated integrity and trust, excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of adolescent development, understanding of faith development, excellent organization, and excellent written & oral communication skills.Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the complete job description go to:www.zionhempfield.net.
Church World Service
Position Opening Announcement
Position Title: Sponsorship Developer – (10 hrs/week)
Team: Immigration and Refugee Program/Lancaster Office
Salary: $13.12 – $13.84 hourly ($6,822.40 - $7,196.80 annually)
Send Resume to:
Church World Service
Office of Human Resources – KWL
P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, IN 46515
or fax to 574/266-0087
or e-mail to email@example.com
The Sponsorship Developer develops, coordinates, and maintains congregational
and community support for refugees, asylums, and entrants resettling through IRP/
Lancaster. This position seeks to establish a pool of co-sponsoring congregations and
volunteers interested in working with newly arriving refugees, asylums, and entrants.
The position also coordinates the Lancaster County Refugee Coalition.
♦ Establishes and maintains positive working relationships and partnerships with
local churches, other religious organizations, corporations, schools, colleges and
universities, and civic and service organizations to broaden the base of co-sponsor/
volunteer recruitment and heighten IRP/Lancaster’s visibility in the community.
♦ Works with denominations and local churches to encourage refugee co-sponsorship.
Provides educational materials and interpretative information that church leaders
in developing co-sponsorship programs and raising awareness about refugee
♦ Develops and manages a program for co-sponsors and volunteers that incorporates
policies and procedures complying with organizational standards.
♦ Recruits and trains an appropriate and sufficient number of co-sponsors and
volunteers to assist in meeting the needs of newly arriving clients.
♦ Develops standardized management systems to assure the overall coordination
of the co-sponsorship and volunteer program. Develops and periodically updates
training manuals and provides relevant training materials to co-sponsors and
volunteers as needed relative to their assignments.
♦ Ensures that all co-sponsors and volunteers are oriented to the organization’s
mission, general policies, and procedures.
♦ Develops and maintains an information database to track co-sponsor and volunteer
contributions, including contact information, hours of service, cash and in-kind
donations, and other data as required.
♦ Assists co-sponsors and volunteers in their efforts to improve their ability to help
refugees and immigrants attain self-sufficiency. Assesses the ability of co-sponsors
and volunteers to assist in resettlement activities.
♦ Keeps informed about refugee and immigrant issues, using current information to
educate churches and the broader community about refugees and immigrants.
♦ Assesses anchor relatives’ ability to assist family members and determines need for
linkages with co-sponsors and/or volunteers to meet needs.
♦ Relates to national level representative of Church World Service denominations
to increase involvement of local churches and provide information on assistance
provided by local churches.
♦ Maintains records of all contacts and results of contacts in pre-arrival case notes,
files appropriate reports including the Quarterly Congregational Assistance Form,
and follows established office procedures for documenting services and protecting
♦ Participates in orientation for co-sponsors and newly arrived refugees. Meets with
co-sponsors and new arrivals as needed.
♦ Advocates on behalf of co-sponsors, refugees, and refugee-serving voluntary
♦ Represents the program at meetings and speaking engagements relevant to the
responsibilities of the position.
♦ Undertakes other duties as assigned.
♦ Works varied hours, including night and weekend work (at least one Sunday each
Education: B.A. or 2 years experience in refugee resettlement or related field.
Experience: Previous work experience in a faith-based non-profit setting and
knowledge of immigration and refugee issues, Church World Service denominations,
and volunteer management practices is essential for this position. Demonstrated ability
to work independently with a high level of comfort and skill interacting with partner
organizations and coordinating people and resources. Ability to work in a multicultural
Superior public speaking skills and strength in written communication. The successful
candidate must be computer literate, with proficiency in MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel,
and Word) and internet applications required.
Sherman Community Church
107 Church Street
P.O. Box 337
Sherman, NY 14781
ATTENTION: Pastoral Search Committee
Position: Associate Pastor, full-time
The Sherman Community Church is located in beautiful Chautauqua County on the Southern Tier of Western New York State. Sherman is a small historical village settled in 1823 and named after Roger Sherman, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Sherman is a small town (approximately 1700 residents) with a highly-ranked local school system.
Sherman Community Church was established in 1866. A small, non-denominational congregation (30 to 50 in size), the Sherman church is looking for an Associate pastor to shepherd the young families and the youth in our community. Specifically, the church seeks "a Christ-centered gospel-focused shepherd who possesses a zeal for the glory of God..."
Sherman Community Church offers a competitive salary along with housing in the church parsonage.
Interested applicants should apply by sending a resume, references and a statement of faith to the address above.
Lyall Memorial Federated Church
30 Maple Avenue
Millbrook, New York 12545
Position: Pastor, full-time
Lyall Memorial Federated Church is a relatively small community-based church
located in the scenic and historic Mid-Hudson River Valley and is approximately
90 miles north of New York City. Originally founded as a federation of
Quaker, Methodist and Reformed denominations, we presently serve a multi-
denominational Christian congregation of 150 members.
• Ordained minister of any denomination that may be compatible with the
spiritual life of our church.
• Able to deliver meaningful and uplifting sermons that apply the scriptures
to everyday life.
• Approachable, empathetic, and available to talk anytime.
• Able to listen and consider other points of view in an open-minded way
and engage in challenging and thought provoking discussions.
• Active in visitation and aware of the health and needs of the congregation
and broader community.
• Willing to assume a team-based leadership role in running the church,
through participation in various boards and committees, and to encourage
stewardship in all forms.
Pastor Responsibilities and Duties:
• Serve as pastor and teacher, and preach the Word of God at services.
• Administer the Sacraments, including officiating at weddings and funerals.
• Minister to the sick, disabled and bereaved have home visitations and
provide pastoral counseling for church members and attendees.
• Oversee Christian education programs for children, youth, and adults.
• Maintain an expression of the church’s multi-denominational heritage and
How to apply:
Documents should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and
• Cover letter detailing qualifications, philosophy, interest in spiritual
formation and leadership abilities.
• Current Resume
• 3-5 References
• How you learned about the position
Part-Time Contemporary Worship Director
Thorndale United Methodist Church
3503 E. Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372
The Contemporary Worship Director will be the coordinator for our existing contemporary worship
experience and be asked to potentially develop a second contemporary worship experience targeting
20 to 30 year old demographic in our community. He/She will meet regularly and work closely with the
Senior Pastor. They will oversee and coordinate all the details that worship encompasses. The qualified
candidate must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The Contemporary Worship
Director is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join
in the pursuit of the vision of TUMC (Thorndale United Methodist Church). This position requires that
the person serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people
who serve in this ministry.
To apply: Send resume to Thorndale United Methodist Church at the above address.
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Northville, Michigan, seeks Director of Worship.
Ward Evangelical Presbyterian is a solidly evangelical church of over 2000 attendees. Situated in a suburb between Ann Arbor and Detroit, they have a beautifully designed 220,000 square foot facility. Their worship vision is multi-style and multi-generational, with music styles ranging from pipe organ, choir, and orchestra to post-contemporary/alternative.
Ward is looking for a worship director who can provide leadership at an executive level, including a vision going forward for two widely divergent worship cultures. A quality candidate would be experienced with at least a mid-sized church culture (400+), provide both innovation and excellence in week to week worship programming for several worship venues, exhibit proactive team building skills along with a strong relational style, and function optimally at the strategic level as well day-to-day operations. This person would be expected to lead worship in the post-contemporary venue and would supervise staff and programming for Ward’s traditional services. The salary and benefits for this position are commensurate with an executive level worship position.
Interested candidates may contact us directly by emailing a current resume and video link to the address below. All inquiries are kept confidential.
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St. John's Episcopal Church (321 W. Chestnut St,) offers an after school program for 4th and 5th grade students who attend Robert Fulton Elementary School. The program, entering its 11th season of Weds. afternoon enrichment is in need of a Program Director. There is a stipend of $75 offered for a six hour a week commitment (Oct through April). Full details and a job description are available from Sue Martin (464-2693) (email@example.com) or through the church office (299-1188). Applicant should have some experience with children, (ideally urban children), pass the PA security clearance process, have clarity in front of a group, and the energy to offset the faithful, though aging, volunteers.
First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg is seeking a part time director of youth ministries. Position is salary about 15 to 20 hours a week, flexible schedule. Candidate must demonstrate a commitment to Christ in daily life and be able to share their personal faith journey with youth as a guide for living. For more information go to www.straspres.org for job descriptions and details or call 717-808-4958.
Programs Resource Coordinator
Functions: Coordinate and direct the C.C.C. (Christian Community Club). Support the outreach
ministries of the pre-teens group P.E.P.P.E.R. (Preparing Everyone through Praise
and Prayer for Everlasting Rewards), the youth group S.A.L.T. (Saving All Lives
Together), collaborate with Kid’s Night (LUMINA) and any other special program
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Oversee the recruitment and coordination of volunteers for the outreach ministries listed
above in collaboration with the groups’ leaders.
2. Prepare a meal schedule for CCC, as well as the cooks.
3. Maintain attendance records for each program.
4. Purchase the supplies and the materials needed for those programs/ministries.
5. Assist in the review and evaluation of the curriculum for each program/ministry.
6. Assist with the coordination and plan of special events for each program/ministry.
7. Keep an up-to-date calendar of events, activities, and meetings.
8. Prepare Bible studies as needed and/or recruit volunteers for Bible studies.
9. Maintain positive relationships with the parents of the children and youth of our church,
church staff and volunteers, and community.
10. Maintain a collaborative relationship with the staff at Washington Elementary School.
11. Submit a written report on the status of the above ministries to the Administrative
Council on a monthly basis.
12. Search for grants to support the above ministries and write required reports.
13. Maintain the Senior Pastor informed on any changes or plans.
14. Complete other tasks as may be agreed upon with the Pastor and SPRC.
1. Excellent oral and written communication in English and preferably good oral
communication in Spanish
2. Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
3. Self-directed, self-motivated, self-starter
4. Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and will encourage the children and youth
to become followers of Jesus.
5. Knowledge of the Scriptures.
6. Knowledge about children and youth’s spiritual, social and emotional development.
7. Educational background or experience working with children and youth.
8. Show sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual needs of the youth and able to listen and
respond in a helpful manner.
9. Collaborative leadership style.
1. Accountable to the Senior Pastor and SPRC.
2. Close collaboration with LUMINA
3. Staff issues and/or concerns will be handled in a confidential manner with the Pastor and
Pay and hours are discussed during interview.
Please send letter of interest and resume to:
El Redentor & St. Paul’s UMC
10 W. Farnum Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Or email to ATT: SPPRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Last Modified on September 26, 2008