Job Opportunities May 2017

 

MINISTRY SYSTEMS COORDINATOR

Estero United Methodist Church located in Estero, Florida, is in search of a Ministry  Systems Coordinator.  A suitable candidate will have strong people skills as well as excellent organizational skills.  This person will develop and maintain strategic systems throughout the organization to enhance operational workflow as well as establish simplified guide lines for our church members.  Responsibilities include creating and maintaining an effective system for volunteer coordination and appreciation.  Candidate must be a team player and will work closely with the Senior Pastor to further the church mission.  This positions offers compensation up to $45,000 depending on education and experience.  Please send resume to tcarson@esteroumc.com 
 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

First United Methodist Church in Panama City, Florida, is seeking to fill the position of Program Director.  The goal is to help facilitate programs where there is a high anticipation of the active power and presence of God.  The Program Director is to provide exceptional experiences that support the mission of FUMC.  The Director will be responsible for programs at FUMC with emphasis on life groups, young adults and adult ministries.  
 
Responsibilities include:  developing and maintaining a growing Christian Education ministry for all ages (Life groups); developing, overseeing and implementing a variety of engaging programs/activities; collaborating with various committees to plan, coordinate and grow existing and new programs; implementing programs that include community; creating, implementing and administering appropriate policies, procedures and rules to ensure a safe environment; maintaining open communication of the programs plans and needs with various committee chairs, Pastor, Church Council and Staff Parish Relations Committee; establishing and utilizing feedback systems for regularly assessing the effectiveness of programs and for addressing emerging opportunities and/or needs; managing and coordinating creative volunteer teams; participating in staff meetings and monthly Council meetings; meeting with appropriate Committee Chairs on a regular basis; managing and maintaining the necessary levels of resources, materials and supplies for programs; recruiting and training adult leaders to help in all areas of ministry; working closely with staff to further the mission of the church; fostering networking and collaboration among local churches; providing specific, intentional support for ongoing Young Adult Ministries; initiating programs which involve as many persons as possible of all ages and interests; developing programs in which member’s experience: the transforming power of God; fellowship occasions, both regular meetings and special events which are fun and provide opportunity to know and be known by others; participating in a small group which promotes sharing and accountability; exposure to and participation in mission and ministry beyond the local church.
 
Job Qualifications/Experience:  a proven leader who can work creatively, think strategically and move ministry forward; passionate about the gospel and inspire others as they participate in meaningful ministry; excels at both giving and receiving creative input from others (Pastor, Music Director, etc.) with strength in forming concrete plans that can be executed on time and with excellence; wisdom to listen to and incorporate the ideas and needs of the congregation in the program design; prior experience in ministry and/or Christian education preferred; proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, easy worship etc); demonstrated active, outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic personality preferred; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to all age groups, particularly youth and young adults, of various backgrounds; experience with coordinating retreats, mission trips and regional outings preferred; and demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.  This will be a full time position, and compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.  This position reports to the pastor on a daily basis.  We would like to have a starting date of June 1, 2017.  The person of contact is Rev. Steve Rascoe (Asbury alumni of 1983).  Email: steve@fumc-pc.org; Office Phone: 850-763- 6537;  Church Web site:  http://fumc-pc.org;  Address: 903 E 4th St., Panama City, FL  32401
 

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jesus is LORD at Plantation Community Church.  The church is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries.  The candidate should have a heart and plan for discipling children, youth and their families to grow closer to Christ and to strengthen their Christian walk.  Responsibilities include oversight of: children’s ministries including AWANA program, middle school and high school youth programs including summer mission trip, VBS program and chaplaincy of preschool.  Job also includes assisting the Senior Pastor, community outreach and interacting with the entire congregation.  We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated, passionate individual with a sense of humor and filled with the joy of the LORD.  Qualified candidates should be a graduate (or near graduate) of a 3 year degree (preferably Masters of Divinity) program of a member school of the American Association of Theological Schools.

Our church is a conservative independent Christian congregation located in Plantation, Florida (a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale).  We are a loving church family from various Christian and cultural backgrounds.  Our focus is on Bible teaching, prayer, missions, and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  Send cover letter with resume inclusive of family profile, statement of faith, and ministry philosophy and all inquiries to search@pccflorida.org.

LEAD PASTOR

Ekklesia Atlanta Christian Fellowship located in Atlanta, Georgia, is looking for a brother to serve full-time as Lead Pastor.  The role seeks primarily to care for and equip the congregation for kingdom work (Ep 4:12) and to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19).  The role will be subject to evaluation by the council of elders while being an equal member to the elders. The Lead Pastor should be passionate to equip members through preaching and lived example, challenge members to put faith into action, serve as the spiritual leader of the church, help facilitate the growth and maturation of all ministries, genuine care for members beyond regular Community Group and member visitations, experience in and desire to reach communities with the gospel, works humbly and peaceably with staff, elders, and deacons.

Qualifications:  The candidate should have accepted God’s call into pastoral ministry and meet the biblical requirements as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9, has experience as an associate or senior pastor, obtained Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from an accredited seminary, be disciplined and motivated in the care of his own faith, exhibit faith in areas outside of his pastor role, be able to provide counseling to church members in times of need, and be able to mentor staff.

Ekklesia Atlanta Christian Fellowship (EACF) is a non-denominational church of approximately 100 mostly Chinese-American adults.  Our church started as a part of Atlanta Chinese Christian Church (ACCC) and came to formal legal independence in 2015.  While EACF is independent from ACCC, the two operate in a dual-church model where facilities and children/youth ministries are shared.  Further information regarding our church history can be found on our website (www.ekklesiaatlanta.org/history).  This is a Full-Time Lead Pastor position, and the salary is TBD based on experience.  This congregation is Non-Denominational with a Contemporary Worship Style.

The person to contact is Frank Huang; Contact Phone:  404-909-3583; Contact email:  frank.huang@ekklesiaatlanta.org; Address:  4434 Britt Road, Tucker GA 30084; Organization Website:  www.ekklesiaatlanta.org; Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ekklesiaatlanta/

SENIOR PASTOR

Oakland Christian Church, in North-central Indiana, is seeking a full-time senior pastor due to the announced retirement of our current pastor.  We are a Bible-centered, evangelical, inter- denominational rural community church with a desire to continue to fulfill God’s call upon our lives.  We are praying for a pastor with the call of God upon his life to preach the Word, a love in his heart to shepherd the flock, and a passion in his soul to lead and disciple the body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission and to do the work of ministry.  We are a multi-generational congregation with the average attendance of 80, that reaches into both rural homes and towns fifteen miles in every direction.  Our church has a good witness in the communities in which we live, a faith-filled history that began in 1840, and a sound financial base with which God has blessed us, to provide resources for our local ministry as well as the various missionaries and ministries we support around the world.  If you believe God may be calling you to consider this ministry position, please visit our website at “oaklandchristianchurch.net” where there is contact information, or email our search committee at oaklandchristianchurch@gmail.com attention Clarence Warthan.

CHILDREN’S MINISTER & AIM SOCCER LEAGUE DIRECTOR

River City United Methodist Church is a new campus of St. Matthews UMC and a new church in Louisville, Kentucky.  We are seeking to hire a part-time (up to 12-20 hours per week depending on soccer season) Children’s Ministry & AIM Soccer League Director.  The Children’s Minister’s main responsibilities come in preparing for and leading Sunday morning Children’s Ministry.  We also have events for children throughout the year.  The Children’s Minister is also encouraged to develop relationships with children and families in and outside of River City.  For info on River City go to www.rivercitymethodist.com.  Our AIM Soccer League reaches over 100 kids in the fall and spring.  Our leagues last for two months.  Preparation for the fall and spring league is ongoing.   For info on AIM Soccer go to www.aimsoccer.org

Children’s Ministry–Basic Responsibilities:  oversight of all ministries for ages 0-Fifth Grade, development and recruitment of Children’s Leadership Team & Volunteers, participation in A Time for Children ministry training, development of Ministry Action Plan for ministry to Children at River City UMC, oversight of Sunday morning Children’s Ministry ages 0-fifth grade including Splash worship experience and nursery, connection and clear communication with families established and new to River City, oversight of children’s activities at church wide function, proper management of Nursery and Children’s ministry resources, budget and materials, regular check-ins with Campus Pastor for learning, support and communication, summer experience for children like Vacation Bible School or Backyard Bible Club, Leadership Team Meetings as necessary at St. Matthews & River City Campus, oversee Safe Sanctuary Program at River City, keep strong records of children and families involved in the ministry as well as attendance and involvement, and other responsibilities assigned by the Campus Pastor.

AIM Soccer League Director—Basic Responsibilities:  lead AIM Soccer Ministry Team that plans and implements a Fall & Spring Soccer League (typically September through October and April through May), recruit volunteer coaches, assistant coaches & referees, recruit sponsors and manage AIM Soccer Budget, coordinate volunteers for field maintenance including painting and set up and down for games, oversee promotion of league and advertising, oversee registration, provide clear and creative ways to link families back to our St. Matthews & River City Campuses

Basic Hours are not to exceed 20 hours per week during soccer season (February-May & July-October) and are not to exceed 12 hours per week outside of soccer season.   There is one exception for week of Vacation Bible School where it is budgeted for up to 40 hours.  Sunday Mornings are  from 9:00-12:30 where there is 100% oversight of Nursery and workers and 100% oversight of Splash Children’s Ministry.  This position directly reports to the Campus Pastor of River City UMC the Staff Parish Rep at River City UMC and Staff Parish Relations Committee at St. Matthews United Methodist Church.  Evaluations are held at the 90 day mark and one year anniversary.  Salary is $15 per hour.  The person to contact is Derek Robinette at drobinette@saintmatthewsumc.org

RETAIL SUPERVISOR

Safeway Supermarket is located in Wilmore, Kentucky and searching for a retail supervisor (safeway.com).  We draw upon Asbury’s rich culture to make our stores better, and we’ve also made it a point to ensure that our suppliers are representative of the communities we serve.  The retail supervisor would oversee the operation of a retail store and perform duties to ensure its smooth operation as required as well as orient, train, schedule, monitor and provide direction to store staff and volunteers.  Key duties and responsibilities include:  completing time-sheets and attendance records, promoting the store by placing advertisements in newspapers, on radio and television and attending trade shows, purchasing supplies and products for sale, performing product inventory in accordance with established policies and maintain related records, greeting and assisting customers with product selection, providing information about the retail store(s) and service(s) to members of the public in person and over the phone, maintaining the cleanliness of the store by ensuring that maintenance duties are completed by hired cleaners, and performing other related duties as required.

Key competencies include:  good communication skills, customer service oriented, patience, adaptability, stress tolerance, high energy level, and good integrity.  To be considered for inclusion as a Retail Supervisor, a candidate must currently be enrolled as a college student or higher in an accredited institution, must be 18 years of age, and must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills.  In order to apply, interested individual should send resume via email to Safeway Supermarket”s Executive Manager, Douglas Johnson.  He can be contacted at dougjson@hotmail.comdouglas@safewaymail.com, and (208) 779-0793.

SENIOR PASTOR

Two healthy small town congregations in Southeast Nebraska are in search of one shared full-time Senior pastor who will preach, teach, and lead both congregations in mission and ministry. Ministry focuses include education, community outreach, and local ecumenical connections.
The congregations are located 20 minutes apart in separate farming communities. There is a larger town that connects both farming communities where many of the members of both congregations work and live. Our heritage is UCC, but both congregations are theologically conservative evangelical. One congregation has removed itself from UCC fellowship and united with the Evangelical Association while one congregation remains in UCC fellowship. The future pastor is being asked to make minimal connections with both fellowships and local ecumenical connections.

Compensation is $33-36,000 plus a large remodeled parsonage.  Contact Robin (robin.churchhelp@gmail.com) or Greg (greg.churchhelp@gmail.com) for more information regarding this pastoral placement.

CHURCH PLANTER IN RESIDENCE

Church of the Apostles is located in Raliegh, North Carolina and is seeking a full-time Church Planter in Residence.  The role of the Church Planter in Residence is to work in harmony with the Senior Pastor, have a firm grip on the purpose, values, and strategy of Church of the Apostles, and align key leadership teams with its mission.  The Church planter in Residence will serve as clergy on the church staff for 3+ years with a goal of planting a new daughter church at the end of that time.  The Church Planter in Residence’s responsibilities will be laid out to facilitate planting the new church.  Key ministry responsibilities include:  assisting with the leadership of Sunday AM worship services, including planning the order of worship, leading prayers, administering the sacraments of Communion and baptism, and preaching, leading or assisting pastoral care in the church body, ministering to those in need of counseling and care, gain direct ministry experience by leading and participating in the major ministries of the church (these include: Youth, Children, Men, Women, Community Groups, Missions, Building, Finance), assisting with teaching in various church classes and programs (i.e. Membership, Baptism classes, Sunday School, First Communion, etc.), meeting regularly with congregants for discipling and proactive care, and participate in the Ordination process and complete by program end (unless already ordained in the Anglican church).  Also during the term of the position, they will lead for one-year time, at least two major programs of the church as directed by the Senior Pastor.  More detail on the planned training for this role is found in the 2012 Church Planting Book.  

Key leadership responsibilities include:  participating in monthly meetings with the Senior Pastor for mentoring and sharing the challenges and struggles related with leading a church, meeting regularly with a lay led Board of Advisors and Leadership coach, participating in the applicable Anglican Pastor development program, attending all Leadership Council (Vestry) meetings after the first year of employment, and recruiting, training and equipping new leaders in ministries under supervision.  Key financial responsibilities include: attending all church Finance Meetings and meet with team members as needed to insure full understanding of financial issue and in year three developing a three-year financial model for the planted church.  Key church planting responsibilities (year 3+ depending on timing): transitioning out of direct ministry responsibility, recruiting core team and developing Mission and Vision for the planted church, and recruiting Launch team and holding regular training and vision casting meetings.

Position requirements include a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent, having actively worked in ministry for 5+ years, and agreement with Anglican theology as summed up in the historic creeds of the Church (Apostles & Nicene Creeds) and in the 39 Articles of the Anglican Church.  The person to contact is Lee Hilts, Executive Director – Church of the Apostles at 919-782-0550 ext 32 or (m) 919-760-0675.

STUDENT PASTOR

Christ United Methodist Church‘s mission is “ to reach millions of unchurched persons by developing thousands of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.”  We are located in Hickory, North Carolina.  We are looking to attract two types of people: the unchurched, and those that care about reaching the unchurched.  This Student Pastor position is designed to provide hands on leadership of the Student Ministries (6th – 12th Grade) for the Mt. View Campus (Main Campus).  This position will have a seat at the leadership/decision making table to develop and plan ministries that will impact the multi-site student ministry for all five locations of Christ Church.

Job responsibilities:  The candidate will implement the student ministry vision at the Mt. View (Main Campus) to grow a thriving student ministry for students 6th to 12th grade, provide hands on leadership to the weekly ministry programs at Mt. View Campus, recruit, develop and disciple small group leaders to lead and disciple students, develop and mobilize volunteer teams to serve in student ministry in varying capacities, strengthen the all campus student ministry structure by using your gifts and talents to impact the team, be active in student’s lives inside and outside the walls of the church on a weekly basis, encourage students to be involved in serving/missions by providing opportunities to serve in the community or mission trips, produce regular outreach – oriented events for students that will align with the overall mission of Christ Church; to reach the unchurched and develop devoted followers of Christ, and be willing to do whatever it takes without breaking the law; in alignment with the mission of the church to reach students for Christ.

This candidate should be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, be a self – starter, have an outgoing personality that will attract people to Jesus and His ministry, be a high capacity proven leader of leaders, and be a team player and team builder.  This candidate must have a minimum of 3 years experience in student ministry; experience MUST involve student ministries of larger than 100 students; multi-site student ministry experience is preferred; M. Div is preferred but college degree is required; and must theologically align with the Wesleyan belief.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to church@christnc.com.  Contact Information:  2416 Zion Church Rd. Hickory NC 28602; Phone: (828) 294-6858 ext. 206; Fax: (828) 294-1743; www.christnc.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Central Oregon Youth for Christ located in Madras, OR is seeking an full-time executive director.  Central Oregon YFC participates in the evangelism of youth around the Central Oregon area by partnering with the local churches and other like-minded partners within the community to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement.  Currently, we have four sites in three different towns, ministering to a consistent group of 60-80 teens.

Benefits include:  Salary $30,000-$36,000/year; Medical and Dental Insurance; Paid Holidays; Paid Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; After 5 years of employment, a 1 1/2 month sabbatical.  Apply via email or mail by June 30, 2017 or until filled.  Contact:  Zakary Caldwell, P.O. Box 86, Madras, OR  97741; phone: 541-475-6070; email: office@centraloregonyfc.com  


 International Jobs:

SCHOOL TEACHERS – (PRESCHOOL – 8TH GRADE)  

Transformation Academy in China is hiring early childhood, elementary homeroom teachers and middle school teachers (multiple subjects) beginning Fall of 2017.  In addition to creatively and effectively providing learning experiences that support the school’s curriculum, teachers will demonstrate and appropriately communicate God’s love to students, parents and coworkers.  Transformation Academy exists in order to transform lives and train servant leaders through high quality education in a loving environment.  Founded in 2013, our licensed day school now serves over 300 Chinese students, kindergarten through grade 8.  The faculty is comprised of Chinese and American educators.  Most classes are taught in English, but our schools have a unique blend of Chinese and American influences.  Our methodology involves a strong emphasis on English and global education.  We have begun the accreditation process and have an open relationship with Chinese education authorities.  As we continue to grow, we need more and more certified teachers with a minimum of two years of teaching experience and are Canadian or USA citizens. 

The school provides 1- or 2-year contracts, a competitive salary, furnished housing, medical insurance, professional development opportunities, paid holidays, and annual round-trip airfare to the teacher’s home country.  Depending on the position (preschool or elementary), a baccalaureate or associate degree in education degree is preferred or required. eacher certification (at least begun) and two years of experience in teaching (classroom or other settings) are also preferred.  To apply, visit http://connectionsci.com/openings/ or contact james@connectionsci.com.  USA Address: 501 N. Main Street, South Bend IN 46601; USA Phones: 407.484.3595 or 574.295.4357

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL (K – 8th GRADE)

Transformation Academy in China is in need of a qualified administrator/educator to serve as the principal in one of our schools for K-grade 8.  The principal’s ministry will include guiding the developing curriculum, directing the accreditation process, and overseeing a large and diverse team of educators according to the ministry and education goals of Transformation Academy.  Transformation Academy exists in order to transform lives and train servant leaders through high quality education in a loving environment.  Founded in 2013, our licensed day school now serves over 300 Chinese students, kindergarten through grade 8.  The faculty is comprised of Chinese and American educators.  Most classes are taught in English, but our schools have a unique blend of Chinese and American influences.  Our methodology involves a strong emphasis on English and global education.  We have begun the accreditation process and have an open relationship with Chinese education authorities.  As we continue to grow, we need more and more certified teachers with a minimum of two years of teaching experience and are Canadian or USA citizens. 

The school provides a 2-year contract, a competitive salary, furnished housing, medical insurance, professional development opportunities, paid holidays, and annual round-trip airfare to the principal’s home country.  A baccalaureate degree in education and/or education administration is required.  A relevant master’s degree is preferred.  Teacher certification, at least four years of experience in teaching and some experience in administration are also required.  To apply, visit http://connectionsci.com/openings/ or contact james@connectionsci.com.  USA Address: 501 N. Main Street, South Bend IN 46601; USA Phones: 407.484.3595 or 574.295.4357

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

The American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany, seeks a qualified candidate to fill the role of Associate Pastor.  The Associate Pastor’s responsibilities are in the areas of Youth, Young Adults, and Congregation-Care.  Specifically, the Associate Pastor is responsible for: overseeing ministry to high school students and their families, including: regularly scheduled youth meetings, budgeting, volunteer recruitment and training, special events, outreach to International and German youth involved at the APC, mission projects, special worship services, confirmation and recreational trips; overseeing ministry to the young adults through spiritual, theological, social, and membership development; facilitating and maintaining good communication between youth, young adults, parents, congregation and Church Council; working with the Senior Pastor, the Director of Children’s and Middle School Ministry (DCMM), parents and volunteers to support ministry to all age groups of the church; participating in preaching of the Word, administration of the sacraments and other forms of pastoral care as agreed with the Senior Pastor Associate Pastor We except that the Associate Pastor will be able to affirm the APC Statement of Faith, minister effectively and respectfully in a theologically and culturally diverse setting, meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for ministerial oversight, and participate in monthly Council meetings.  

Qualifications and Skills include:  actively pursuing maturity in Christ, master’s degree related to Christian ministry, ordained or in the ordination process with an established Protestant denomination, practical experience with youth and young adult ministry, creative approach to ministry, a team player and competent communicator, at least 2 years of relevant ministry experience, native or near-native English language competency (German language skills welcome but not mandatory), musical ability and experience leading youth in musical forms of worship is desired, but not required.

This job is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 2-year position with the option to extend.  Start date is August 15, 2017, and yearly gross salary is €35,000-40,000 commensurate with experience and education.  To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, letters of reference and questions to apc.bonn@gmail.com.  In the subject line of your email, please indicate that you are applying for the Associate Pastor position.  Applications will be received until May 31, 2017.  The search team will review applications and interview applicants on a rolling basis.  The American Protestant Church (APC) serves a diverse population of English speakers living in and around Bonn.  We are a community thoughtfully engaged in our faith, embracing people of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds, and circumstances.  Our mission is to call the English speaking community to Christ and Christlikeness by serving their needs.  Please visit our website at www.apcbonn.de.

MUSIC TEACHER/TUTOR

New Theological College‘s School of Music is seeking a music teacher/tutor for piano and guitar.  The school is located in Dehradun, India, and this is a great opportunity to do missions overseas.  This opportunity is for those who seek to do mission-work in India as New Theological College may not be able to provide a salary.  Furnished accommodations will be provided in New Theological College, but finances for airfare and living expenses will be necessary.  This financial support can be sought out from a church or sponsor.  Interested persons may contact Simon Samuel here at Asbury Theological Seminary by phone at 5166471525 or via email at simon.samuel@asburyseminary.edu.
 

SCHOOL TEACHERS (PRESCHOOL – 12TH GRADE)

George Washington Academy (GWA) is a private, American school located in Casablanca, Morocco.  We are an accredited, PK-12 school of about 870 students; about 60% of our student body is Moroccan and we have a large percentage of American children as well. Over 35 nations are represented at our school. Our mission to both equip minds and build character guides our development as a school. We are intentional about hiring people of faith and integrity.  You can get a good glimpse of who we are at: www.gwa.ac.ma.   
 
We are currently searching for teachers for the  2017-2018 school year.  We offer a competitive salary, relocation funds for flights, international health insurance and access to professional development funds.  Moroccan hospitality is generous – the people are warm and the food is amazing!  We also offer a great location – Casablanca is a fascinating place where “East meets West” if you will. We’re a great jumping off point for travel within Morocco (mountains, beaches, the Sahara, the Med!) as well as travel to Europe.  While this is not a mission position (our staff agree to not proselytize, as it is illegal here in Morocco), our school intentionally seeks out people of faith.  Teaching at GWA would be a good fit for an Intercultural Studies graduate who has experience and credentials as a PK-12 teacher.  Interested candidates can contact Emily Wilson Brenner directly at gwarecruiting@gwa.ac.ma or apply online at:  www.gwa.ac.ma/HR

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