Jobs and Ministry Opportunities

MINISTER NEEDED

Wisemantown United Methodist Church in Estill County where Aldersgate Camp is also located is looking to hire a minister for their congregation, and they are particularly interested in hiring an Asbury Seminary student. This congregation has not had a minister for the past 6 months due to the minister having a bad fall. This is a very attractive, rather small country church with wonderful active members who desperately need a vivacious spiritual leader for the coming year(s). There is a parsonage available or the minister can commute. They are interested in someone who will lead the Sunday services, initiate some youth activities, and also visit some of the elderly members as well. There is good music direction and program planning from several of the members many of whom have been helping to fill in with the present situation. If you would be interested in this special opportunity to serve in such a wonderful church, you should contact Tom or Francine Bonny, 606-723-5694 or 606-975-5025  email: thb@irvineonline

CAMPUS PASTOR

Exciting things are happening in the small town of Minong, WI and at The River. In 2019 we are birthing our second campus, and are looking for a young, energetic, optimistic person who feels the urgency and hope of the Gospel to join our team.
 
If you see the development of the local church as God’s solution for broken communities, this is a great opportunity. While we are totally open to customizing the overall job description to the giftings of the right candidate, as campus pastor you’ll collaborate with the Senior Pastor on sermon theme development (and probably preach 8-12 times per year), work with ministry leaders to ensure campus worship event is carried out well, and provide oversight leadership for one other major ministry of the church as a whole (e.g. music, 6-12 grade youth, discipleship, etc.) You’ll need to work hard, think well, and yet not take yourself too seriously. We expect the Campus Pastor to value, encourage, and launch lay people into meaningful areas of ministry so that the new ministry thrives. We are hiring a Campus Pastor so the other staff members can focus on other ministry assignments. It is mission critical for the Campus Pastor to be a self-motivated, diligent worker.
 
Minong is a small town, but you’ll love it here if you’re looking for a place that is beautiful and scenic, love the great outdoors, and want to settle down and raise a family in a safe and community-based environment. Sound like something you’d be interested in pursuing? Find out more information and apply here.
 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRIES

New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, Florida, is seeking an Associate Director of Congregational Care Ministries.

Supervision:  Director of Congregational Care Ministries

Compensation:  Full-time, Exempt

Working Relationships: The Associate Director of Congregational Care Ministries reports directly to the Director of Congregational Care and will coordinate with campus pastors regarding all matters involving congregational care ministries. 

General Job Description: The Associate of Director of Congregational Care is responsible for assisting the Director in developing, planning and executing the congregational care program for NCUMC and the local campuses under the direction of the Senior Pastor, which reflects the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Goals of NCUMC.  The Associate Director will coordinate with campus pastors, as needed, to ensure their local congregational care needs are being addressed.  In the absence of the Director, the Associate must be able to perform all duties of the Congregational Care Director.

Qualifications:   

  • A deep personal commitment to Christ
  • Commitment to and readiness to share in fulfilling the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Goals of NCUMC
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Consistently interact with congregants and public with warmth and hospitality
  • Ability to work with a servant attitude in a cooperative team spirit
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Compassion for ill, hurting and terminally ill people
  • Ability to coordinate and train volunteers for Care Ministries
  • Flexibility in duties and hours
  • Willingness to visit in hospitals, homes and other facilities on weekends/evenings when people are very ill
  • Competence with PC or Mac systems and Microsoft Office and Shelby software programs.
  • Masters from an accredited seminary in process or completed strongly preferred.
  • Candidate for United Methodist ministry preferred

  Primary Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the Congregational Care Director, co-ordinate the assignment and scheduling needs of the newly commissioned Congregational Care minister volunteers, currently a team of approximately 35-40 persons.
    • This will involve co-ordination of care needs from phone and email contacts as well as care cards.
    • It will include maintaining a system of ministry contact from initial referral, through providing care, to reporting contacts and providing feedback.
    • This will include scheduling meetings, trainings, proficiency with our Shelby/Arena system and programs associated with Microsoft Office.
    • In conjunction with the Director, train and supervise the volunteers in the department’s ministry areas including the Congregational Care ministers.
  • Make pre-op and care phone contacts, including prayer
  • Regularly visit in hospital and other facilities with love and compassion/primary visitation focus will be hospitals outside the Villages geographical area.
  • In cooperation with the Director of Congregational Care, manage and supervise the ministries of the department; primary contact person for the Prime Time ministry.
  • Participate in departmental and staff wide meetings/devotions
  • Assume responsibility of ministry areas as assigned; supervise and grow them.
  • Develop skills for leadership to perform memorials/funerals/liturgical roles.
  • Serve on a rotating schedule with other on call pastors.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director or Senior Pastor
  • Pray for congregational care ministry and its staff and leaders on a regular basis.
  • Serve as liturgist at Campus services s needed or scheduled.
  • This position may require staffing the care department office space at the Lake Deaton campus.
  • The AD will attend a weekly care department staff meeting.
  • This position will require scheduled office hours Monday through Friday, as well as weekend duties as they arise.

Contact Ann Foote Hill at afootehill@newcovenantumc-fl.org

CLINICAL THERAPIST

Kentucky United Methodist Home for Youth and Children – NICHOLASVILLE CAMPUS

We currently have a position open for Clinical Therapist. Qualifications include a Master’s degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Counseling, or related field. The position summary, duties, and responsibilities are listed below. Please note that this is not an inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the Clinical Therapist provides assessment, evaluation, and clinical counseling services for youth and young adults with mental health, substance use and emotional/behavioral disorders in an outpatient and community-based setting.

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Kentucky driver’s license.
  • Prior experience in substance use disorders and mental health  treatment for adolescents and young adults.
  • Must have a Master’s degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Counseling, or related field.
  • Successful completion of a thorough background check.
  • Must maintain agency standards in CPR and First Aid training
  • Licensed as or eligible for licensure in KY as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, Psychological Associate. Those candidates without independent licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, PsyD, Licensed PhD Psychologist) must maintain eligibility to work toward independent licensure and meet the eligibility guidelines of their respective regulating boards. Examples of eligibility include persons licensed as a Certified Social Worker (CSW), Licensed Professional Counseling Associate (LPCA), etc. The candidate must possess knowledge of the specific requirements of his/her licensing body including supervision requirements. Clinical staff are required to access supervision as required by their individual licensing boards (in KY).
  • Must stay current with the CEU’s (continuing education units) of the respective field.
  • Must maintain licensure or certification as active and in good standing.
  • Bilinqual in Spanish and English (preferred but not required)

Required Skills

  • Therapists will exhibit skill in assessment as necessary to develop a comprehensive multidimensional assessment/history that includes issues that are a focus of treatment.
  • Therapists will exhibit knowledge of DSM 5 diagnostic criteria utilized for the purpose of identifying mental health and substance abuse concerns in youth and young adults in this setting.
  • Therapists will exhibit skill in treatment planning that is focused on client strengths and needs as identified in the assessment process with the client. Treatment planning will define goals and objectives that are individualized to client needs with updates to reflect any change in treatment focus.
  • Therapists will exhibit skill in delivery of treatment services that reflect needs of client as determined through assessment and treatment planning.

On-Call Responsibilities

  • Remain physically available to respond to crises as dictated by agency policy.
  • Be available by phone after hours; be no more than one hour from assigned county(s) at any point during on-call
  • Assure completion of Incident Reports as required.
  • Notify Program Director or direct supervisor according to procedure.

To Apply

Choose an option below.

Email: Send your letter of interest and resume to HumanResources@kyumh.org

Mail: Send your letter of interest and resume to:

Human Resources Office
1115 Ashgrove Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356

PreK/ELEMENTARY TEACHER IN CHINA

Company background:

Promise Opens Doors is a leading provider of real time distance language learning, based in Missouri and providing high quality online English language instruction to over 13,000 students since 2004.  We are also the first official licensee of TESOL International Association, and offer the TESOL Core Certificate online.

Position:

We are acting as a third party recruiting agent for the following position:

Prek/elementary education facility in China, www.kiddieedu.com, with over 75 satellite centers in Shanghai, Foshan and Changzhou, seeking individuals to provide English language instruction to children ages 3-12 years, using American Creative Teaching Press curricula. This is a one year salaried and contracted commitment to live and teach in China. Applicant must hold valid US passport.

Bachelors degree in education w/ TESOL or ESL – experience preferred but not required or Bachelors degree in any major w/ 2 years experience

Salary:  $1455 – $2088 depending on background/experience

Housing:  subsidized or provided, depending on location

Resume to:  careercenter@promiseopensdoors.org

Contact person:  Carol Verrone

careeradvisor@promiseopensdoors.org

www.promiseopensdoorstesol.org

Additionally:  If you are interested in earning a TESOL Certificate to enhance your teaching abroad qualifications, Promise Opens Doors is an official licensee of TESOL International Association, and offers the TESOL Core Certificate. This 145 hour certificate is one of the most widely recognized in the world. We offer it fully online with online teaching practicum hours included.  Complete your certificate in 4-6 months with an average workload of 10 hours/week. Find us here:  www.promiseopensdoorstesol.org

TEACH PUBLIC SCHOOL IN CHINA FOR SEAIE

Company Background:

Promise Opens Doors, a non-profit organization, is the first official licensee of TESOL International Association and offers the TESOL Certificate online in an asynchronous format, along with career guidance and placement support. We are an online English language instruction organization based in MO and have provided high quality online instruction to more than 13,000 students since 2004. (www.promiseopensdoorstesol.org)

We are currently acting as a third party recruiter for SEAIE – Sichuan Education Association for International Exchange (www.teachdiscoverchina.com).

SEAIE is a provincial organization directly under the leadership and guidance of the Education Department of Sichuan Province. Its primary mission is to promote education exchange and cooperation among colleges, schools and other educational organizations. SEAIE has close relationships with Chinese institutions and schools, K- university, mainly in the Sichuan province, southwest China.

16 hours/5 day week.

Position:

Plan and deliver English language lessons, implement classroom management, evaluate student progress, provide ongoing guidance for improvement, and take part in campus activities and events. Supported by the local government in Sichuan, all placements are in public schools, airport transfer and pickup, visa support (Z visa), free accommodations throughout the stay, orientation
upon arrival, 24/7 support, $1156 flight reimbursement at the conclusion of the 10-11 month
contract.

Requirements:

Native English speaker with a bachelors degree and 120 hour TESOL.
(A FREE TEFL course will be provided if necessary)

Valid US passport

3.0 GPA

Salary: $1156 – $2602/month for 10/11 month contract

Expiration date to apply: 08-01-19

Approximate start date: 08-25-19

Send resume to: careercenter@promiseopensdoors.org

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH

First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, is looking for a full-time staff member to direct the Children and Youth program for a congregation of 600+ members. The person filling this position will report to the Associate Pastor of Christian Formation. We are looking for a committed Christ-follower with a spirit of imagination and creativity who is both trustworthy and patient. The successful candidate  will be expected to provide kind leadership, generous innovation, and authentic caring for our thriving community of young people from birth through 12th grade. The candidate will work with a team of pastors, staff, and parent volunteers to continue and re-imagine the children and youth programs. Three years or more of experience in working with young people, curriculum development, communications, volunteer coordination, and organization are desired. In addition, it is preferred but not required that the candidate have completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent training / experience) and be an individual familiar with the Reformed tradition. Located in the heart of Lexington’s urban downtown, we are a politically diverse, theologically progressive congregation that is fully inclusive of LGBT+ members.  We have a rich connection to the arts and to academic communities, and seek to serve our neighbors and local community. Our congregation is committed to the equal opportunity employment policies of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with experience, beginning at $45,000. Benefits
include four weeks paid vacation and two weeks of paid study leave per year.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to:

Ms. Kif Skidmore, Convener of the Search Team
171 Market Street
Lexington, KY 40507

Consideration of applications will begin after March 15, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

First Presbyterian Church of Lexington is an active community of faith with just over 600 active members, which hosts approximately 190 people in two worship services every Sunday. We have about 60-80 active children and youth in our church and we are looking for a new Director of Children and Youth. First Presbyterian is also currently searching for a new Associate Pastor of Christian Formation who will provide support, encouragement, and accountability for the Director of Children and Youth. The church envisions candidates who are excited to join a thriving children and youth ministry, hit the ground running, and begin to put their own stamp on the Christian formation of our young people. Our congregation is committed to the equal opportunity employment policies of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

1) Work together with an Associate Pastor for Christian Formation, existing staff (including the
Director of Music and Arts), and parent volunteers to:
 Plan and execute regular fellowship events.
 Plan and coordinate leadership for special activities and programs that nurture fellowship and    contribute to the spiritual growth of our children and youth, such as confirmation, retreats, recreation, and mission.
 Encourage and assist the children and youth in participating in worship on Sundays.
 Support opportunities for engagement in the various ministries of the congregation.

2) Partner with existing children and youth ministry teams for designing a comprehensive Christian education program:
 Plan and coordinate leadership for weekly fellowship and Bible study for children and youth.
o Currently First Presbyterian:
1) uses the LOGOS Intergenerational Ministry curriculum on Wednesday evenings.
2) hosts a youth choir on Sunday evenings.
3) offers Sunday School.

 Plan and coordinate leadership for summer programs for youth and children.
o Currently First Presbyterian hosts an annual Children’s Music and Arts Camp each summer for  children age 3 to 5th grade.

 Plan and coordinate leadership for youth mission trips for middle and high school students.
o Current mission trips include:
1) Annual Heifer Ranch Middle School Alternative Break.
2) a Haiti High School Mission Trip every 3 years.
3) participation in the annual Montreat Music and Worship Conference.
 Work with the Associate Pastor for Christian Formation in the ongoing innovation of programming.

3) Communications:
 Craft and share the story of the Christian formation of our children and youth.

 Write and publish monthly newsletters.
 Work with First Presbyterian’s Communication Specialist to maintain and update contact lists for children and youth and their families.
 Regularly communicate with children, youth, and parents via weekly emails, phone calls, text, social media, and face-to-face contact.
 Keep First Presbyterian’s Communications Specialist up to date with photos and other necessary information to support the children and youth programs.

4) Administration:
 Act as staff liaison with the parent-led Children and Youth Ministry Teams.
 Represent the Children and Youth Ministry Teams in Discipleship Commission meetings along with members of those teams.
 Oversee pertinent budgets.
 Provide support for all mission trip fundraisers.
 Distribute and collect pertinent communications to and from parents, such as allergy notifications, parental consent forms, and rights of usage for photographs.
 Manage the compliance of volunteers with our child and youth protection policy.

YOUTH MINISTRY ASSOCIATE

MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Tyler, Texas
POSITION DESCRIPTION: YOUTH MINISTRY ASSOCIATE
Reports to Youth Ministry Director
Duties and Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the Youth Ministry Associate is to discipline youth in spiritual growth and train them in service to Christ.
1. Lead and teach youth on Sunday mornings as well as lead evening youth programming.
2. Recruit youth from Marvin Church and the community to participate in youth ministry.
3. Develop the Confirmation Class for middle school and high school youth.
4. Develop and implement retreats, mission experiences, activities and other events to help youth grow in their relationship with Christ and in their sense of servant discipleship and mission.
5. Administer the Youth Ministry budget.
6. Develop youth leaders to minister to other youth.
7. Recruit, train, direct and provide structure and support for volunteer youth counselors.
8. Set the calendar for Youth activities and events.
9. Work with other staff to integrate youth into the life of the church.
10. Be available to minister to and counsel youth and their parents.
11. Work with and provide leadership to the Youth Council.
12. Develop and encourage ties between Marvin youth and the Northwest District and the Texas Conference.
13. Foster continued spiritual growth of college aged members of Marvin Church.
14. Participate in continued education including participating in the Perkins School of Youth Ministry.
Skills and attributes:
1. Possessing personal qualities appealing to youth including being passionate, energetic, enthusiastic and fun, as well as having strong interpersonal skills communicating with and relating to youth. The youth ministry associate must be one in whom the youth can have complete trust.
2. Ability to work and cooperate with other Marvin staff members.
3. Ability to coach and challenge youth as they explore and grow in their faith through shared experiences including retreats, and missions.
4. Maturity and wisdom to provide structure, high expectations and guidance for the spiritual maturing of youth.
5. In addition to knowledgeable teaching and preaching, the Youth Minister must be a mentor and is expected to bear witness to Christ not just in teaching, but in lifestyle.
6. Visionary leadership and organizational skills to lead a church staff team as well as recruiting and training volunteers who minister to a large number of youth and parents.
7. Counseling and pastoral care skills to enable the youth minister to effectively guide youth and their families through the challenges associated with growing up.
8. Administrative skills necessary to organize a budget, plan programs, organize fund- raisers, etc.
9. Excellent verbal and written communication and strong computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management)
10. Capable of maintaining the website and social media, along with creating graphics for youth department is preferable.
11. Music skills to lead worship and work with youth band is highly preferable.
Qualifications:
1. A record of successful youth ministry.
2. Undergraduate degree with an emphasis on theology or youth ministry. A Master’s degree is preferable.
3. Ability and willingness to affirm and teach Wesleyan theology, especially as it concerns God’s grace, the acceptance of different ways of understanding and living out faith in Jesus Christ, and the primacy of scripture as interpreted through the Holy Spirit and guided by reason, tradition (church teaching), and experience. Applicants will be asked to submit a statement of their faith.
4. Can maintain healthy boundaries with their time.

Contact Rev. David Dorn at DDorn@marvinumc.com for more information.


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