Jobs and Ministry Opportunities

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SENIOR PASTOR OF ST. JAMES BRETHREN CHURCH

St. James Brethren Church

17718 Lappans Rd.

St. James, MD 21733 301-582-3333

Submit Resumes to: employment@sjbchurch.com

PURPOSE OF THE PASTOR

The pastor is the spiritual leader of St. James Brethren Church.
The pastor serves as shepherd of the congregation, and shepherd and leader of the church staff. The pastor provides overall leadership and oversight of the church through prayer, preaching and teaching, spiritual care of the congregation, articulation of vision, inspiring and calling the congregation to the vision and goals of the church through equipping the body to do the work of ministry.

PASTOR PROFILE

We seek a divinely gifted person of integrity, who is an accomplished preacher/teacher/communicator combining contemporary communication with biblical exposition. We seek a pastor who preaches with conviction, led by the Holy Spirit, such that they are willing to address and confront challenging questions and issues of contemporary discipleship, as well as social, justice, and economic issues of the day from a biblical perspective. We seek a pastor with a proven track record of successfully leading a church—a pastor proven to be a visionary leader led by the Holy Spirit. By success, we mean evidence of leading and inspiring people to own and fulfill the vision of the church, development of people for ministry, and releasing them to ministry through their spiritual gifts. We seek evidence of a shepherd’s heart, where they teach and models caring and serving demonstrating spiritual and emotional maturity, nurtured from life experiences. We desire a pastor who is authentic, approachable, teachable, relational, and a sense of humor wouldn’t hurt!

RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PASTOR

The pastor will be the primary preacher/teacher for Sunday services.

Along with other staff, members of the Board of Ministries, and deacons, they are to be a shepherd to the congregation.

The pastor is to pursue, clarify, and support a vision that prepares people to serve the vision and goals of St, James Brethren Church.

The pastor is to lead staff, elders, deacons, and other ministry leaders to accomplish our vision and fulfill our goals.

The pastor will develop, guide, and communicate vision to the church.

The pastor will be the public representative of the church.

The pastor will minister through special events: Weddings, funerals, baptisms, infant dedications, and other occasions.

The pastor demonstrates a clear call and commitment to serve and further develop the people of St. James Brethren Church.

The pastor will be committed to the beliefs, values, and practices of the Brethren Church Ashland Ohio

About St. James Brethren Church

St. James Brethren Church is located in St. James, Maryland is a suburb of Hagerstown, Maryland. Our primary reach is to nine zip codes. There are five high schools in the nine area codes. Our area is a mix of suburban, rural and farms, and the urban population of Hagerstown. The community is 90% Caucasian, with a 27% non-white urban population in Hagerstown proper. St. James Brethren Church is affiliated with The Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio. The church is debt free with a ministry center with classrooms and a gymnasium/multi-purpose facility. The spacious grounds have extensive parking. Average Sunday morning attendance is 220. There are two Sunday Worship Services, one Traditional at 8:00am and a Contemporary at 10:30am. 

 

PASTORAL RESIDENCY IN COLORADO SPRINGS

First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs (FBC-CS) is accepting cover letters and resumes for a full-time, two-year Pastoral Residency with an emphasis on youth and their families.
 
FBC-CS (firstbaptist-cs.org) is a historic American Baptist Church in burgeoning downtown Colorado Springs, where its members have been worshiping on the same corner since 1872. We are an ecumenically-minded body, partnering across denominational lines to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Our membership is comprised of people who spread the gamut theologically, racially, politically, and economically. Our church welcomes members from all denominational backgrounds, fully affirms women in all aspects of ministry, and receives openly gay people into its membership. FBC-CS strives to practice a tradition of inclusiveness.
 
Our third pastoral residency will be geared toward youth and their families. Our hope is that our next Pastoral Resident feels specifically called to youth and families ministry, but desires a breadth of other pastoral experience (e.g., worship planning, pastoral care, preaching, teaching, service projects, administrative aspects, etc…). Youth and their families would be this minister’s emphasis, but they would serve as pastor in many other avenues. The job description and a residency overview are attached to provide further description of who we are and what we’re imagining. 
 
The following should be submitted no later than May 4, 2020:
  • Cover letter and current resume
  • A two-page single spaced Statement of Ministry. Although free to shape this statement as you wish, consider including your call to vocational ministry, why you are interested in a pastoral residency, theological orientation, style of leadership, and your vocational goals.
  • Three to four professional references (cannot be related to the applicant)
 
Applications should be emailed to: office@firstbaptist-cs.org

YOUTH PASTOR POSITION IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, Augusta, Ga

Position begins August 1, 2020

 Summary Job Description:

This is a full-time position for someone called by God to make disciples of Jesus Christ through the ministry of Middle School and High School Youth.  This person will have demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for Christian discipleship in their own life and in the Church.  We seek someone who will effectively challenge and grow our Youth Fellowship, Bible studies, Retreats, Missions and pastoral care to families and youth.

Primary Responsibilities:

Youth Workers

  • Select and Oversee summer youth intern and assign duties
  • Recruit and Develop adult VolunServants to work in the ministry of youth.

Week Day Morning Bible Studies

  • Coordinate weekly bible studies in church member homes throughout the CSRA coordinated by school districts

 MYF Sunday Nights

  • Programing for Middle School and High School meetings on Sunday afternoon.
  • Coordinate with Love Unlimited/New Creation choir practices

 Pastoral Presence in local Youth Activities

  • Attend various activities such as plays and sporting events that our youth participate in throughout the year

Retreats and Summer Camps

  • Middle School Winter Retreat- Ocoee Camp
  • High School Ski Trip- Winterplace
  • Middle School Summer Camp- Awanita
  • High School Summer Camp- Big Stuf

 Love Unlimited Choir Tour

  • Accompany Choir Director on Tour and provide pastoral leadership

 Other Programs:

  • Graduation Sunday
  • Lock-Ins
  • Ringing of the Bells Salvation Army
  • Regional Mission Trip

 Communication and Budget

Work with Administrative Assistant to keep youth, parents and Church Staff aware of events. Report to Business Administrator the resources needed for ministry and monthly spending.

Attend weekly Staff Meetings.

Direct report to Senior Pastor.

Congregation:

Trinity on the Hill UMC is a midtown congregation in Augusta, Ga with an average worship attendance of 700. Our music program, missions work, youth ministry and friendliness is well known in the area. We affirm an orthodox and Wesleyan expression of the Christian faith. The church has three services each week (two traditional, one contemporary) and an active Sunday School and discipleship program. The 11:00 traditional worship is on live television. www.trinityonthehill.net

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum B.A. in Bible, Theology or Christian education
  • 10 years of experience in leading youth ministry in a Church setting
  • Successful criminal background check for Safe Sanctuaries policy and abide by North Georgia United Methodist Church Sexual Ethics Standards.

  Desired Qualities:

  • Must practice a vital Christian faith, understand Wesleyan theology and live an orthodox practice of faith.
  • Must be creative, collaborative, energetic, and able to work with others in a loving, Christ-centered environment.
  • Must be able to recruit, train, and educate volunteers to be teachers and leaders in the area of discipleship.
  • Must demonstrate leadership and strong organizational skills
  • Must possess the interpersonal skills to work with a diverse group of people within the church (staff, congregation, etc.)

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time position (40+ per week)
  • Salary is negotiable and will be based upon applicant’s experience and ability to fulfill the functions and skills listed. ($50,000-$60,000)
  • Other benefits include: Health insurance, pension, continuing education, professional membership allowance, paid time off (vacation and sick) through accrued time in job

Application Package Requirements Contents:

  • Cover Letter describing why you are a good candidate for this position and a brief testimony about your Christian journey.
  • Detailed resume
  • List of references, both professional and personal (3 required)

Submit application to mcash@trinityonthehill.net

 Contact: Reverend Dr. Mike Cash

 Address: 1330 monte Sano Avenue, Augusta, Ga  30904

 Phone: 706-738-8822            Website: www.trinityonthehill.net

PASTORAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM

First Baptist Church of Colorado Springs (FBC-CS) is accepting cover letters and resumes for a full-time, two-year Pastoral Residency with an emphasis on youth and their families.
 
FBC-CS (firstbaptist-cs.org) is a historic American Baptist Church in burgeoning downtown Colorado Springs, where its members have been worshiping on the same corner since 1872. We are an ecumenically-minded body, partnering across denominational lines to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Our membership is comprised of people who spread the gamut theologically, racially, politically, and economically. Our church welcomes members from all denominational backgrounds, fully affirms women in all aspects of ministry, and receives openly gay people into its membership. FBC-CS strives to practice a tradition of inclusiveness.
 
Our third pastoral residency will be geared toward youth and their families. Our hope is that our next Pastoral Resident feels specifically called to youth and families ministry, but desires a breadth of other pastoral experience (e.g., worship planning, pastoral care, preaching, teaching, service projects, administrative aspects, etc…). Youth and their families would be this minister’s emphasis, but they would serve as pastor in many other avenues. The job description and a residency overview are attached to provide further description of who we are and what we’re imagining. 
 
The following should be submitted no later than April 3, 2020:
  • Cover letter and current resume
  • A two-page single spaced Statement of Ministry. Although free to shape this statement as you wish, consider including your call to vocational ministry, why you are interested in a pastoral residency, theological orientation, style of leadership, and your vocational goals.
  • Three to four professional references (cannot be related to the applicant)
To view a full brochure with more information, click here.
Applications should be emailed to: office@firstbaptist-cs.org

MINISTER OF DISCIPLESHIP FOR THE WAY/CWF

The Charleston Wesley Foundation (CWF) (Charleston, South Carolina) is looking to hire a minister of discipleship for an exciting new worshiping community, “The Way.” This pastoral position will help form this new worshipping congregation as well as participate in the larger CWF campus ministry community. This new congregation is being intentionally formed as multigenerational while ocused specifically on connecting with college students and young adults in current and relevant ways. This job entails preaching and leading worship for The Way, normal pastoral administrative responsibilities, and helping to grow congregants and  college students in their faith through exciting hands-on ministry in Charleston and around the world! For those not familiar with the ministry of CWF, this pastoral position would be very similar to an associate pastor role at a multi-site church campus.

The particulars are listed here with the full description below:

Hours: Full Time (approx. 40 hours per week)
Start Date: (Start date is flexible)
Compensation: Commensurate with experience (flexible compensation package options. Please call for details)
Requirements: Committed Mature Christian, self-motivated with an ability to complete tasks autonomously and in group
settings. Ministerial training preferred. We are committed to staff diversity and experience in the African American or Hispanic church is a benefit.

Minister of Discipleship for The Way/CWF
Job Description
The Charleston Wesley Foundation Minister of Discipleship works with the
director/lead pastor to implement the mission of the CWF and The Way by
nurturing and growing disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
through The Way community and on the campuses of The Citadel, the College of
Charleston, Charleston Southern University, the Medical University of South
Carolina (MUSC), and Trident Technical College. This is done through leading
worship, direct interaction with congregants and students, as well as developing
leadership (pastoral, adult laity, and student) to provide ministry to those who
connect with CWF and The Way.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The CWF/The Way Minister:
• Shall strive to live as an example of a mature disciple of Jesus Christ
• Shall uphold the standards of conduct outlined for an ordained minster by the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church regardless of whether they are ordained or not
WEEKLY WORSHIP AND EVENTS
The CWF/The Way Minister:
• Helps with the planning and implementation of weekly worship and Bible study gatherings
• Preaches and leads worship on Sunday mornings at The Way worship service and at various other events as assigned and as a part of the rotational schedule
• Helps develop discipleship and leadership training for all interns, congregants, students, and volunteer leaders
• Assists the director/lead pastor with promoting and offering worship opportunities for students at local UMC churches and helps secure transportation to worship, special event, and the “Wesley Lounge” for those with a need

DISCIPLESHIP
The CWF/The Way Minister:
• Engages regularly with congregants and students (individually and in small
groups) to nurture their faith in Jesus Christ and help them grow in their
discipleship
• Helps develop small groups to allow the CWF/The Way community to grow
in faith and vitality
• Helps maintain the “Wesley Lounge” at Trinity UMC as a place for young
adults to congregate, study, do laundry, and grow in intentional Christian
community

SPECIAL EVENTS, RETREATS, MISSIONS,
The CWF/The Way Minister:
• Participates with the planning and execution of special worship services, events, retreats, and missions for The Way and CWF ministries

ORGANIZATION
The CWF/The Way Minister:
• Serves under and reports to the Director/Lead Pastor and then to the CWF  Board of Directors (BOD)
• Helps the director/lead pastor evaluate the structure and strategic plan for  The Way/CWF to ensure it is remaining in the will of God and is faithfully and effectively executing that plan
• Accomplish pastoral administrative duties required to support and maintain the ministries of The Way/CWF
• Seeks to engage the local community to build relationships and further them transformative mission of The Way/CWF
• Helps as needed with the collection of tithes and donations, the budget, and fundraising

SENIOR PASTOR AT COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD IN DANVILLE, ILLINOIS

Principle Functions: The Senior Pastor will preach and teach the doctrines of God’s Word, lead the congregation in reaching the lost for Jesus Christ, promote missions both locally and globally, and shepherd and equip the congregation to fulfill the mission and vision of Danville Community Church of God.

Responsibilities:

Preaching/Teaching
Preach and teach the Word of God with clarity, integrity, and in accordance with the doctrines of the Church of God, Anderson, IN.
Communicate the church’s mission, vision and values to the congregation through the preaching ministry
Demonstrate a commitment to outreach, evangelism and discipleship
Actively support the church’s dedication to missions
Plan and coordinate the worship services in harmony with other staff and lay leaders
Serve as the chief communicator to the congregation through preaching and teaching
Embrace special teaching responsibilities such as retreats, newcomer’s class, etc.

Staff leadership
Lead the staff by challenging, mentoring, and empowering them in various ministries
Advocate for the pastoral staff by demonstrating support and communicating their God given role as pastors to the congregation
Direct, evaluate, and discipline all staff in a direct reporting relationship
Mentor and shepherd all staff in a direct reporting relationship in matters of personal development and to ensure that a comprehensive training and development process is in place
Plan and lead weekly staff meetings
Lead the pastoral staff in investing in the people of Community Church of God on a personal level including pastoral care issues such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, baby dedications, hospital visits, spiritual advising, home visits, etc.

Equipping
Train, educate, and encourage laypersons to utilize their God given gifts and leadership abilities
Facilitate the assimilation of people to Community Church of God through personal relationships and by leading and motivating them into meaningful ministries
Demonstrate the vision and purposes of Community Church of God by providing compassion and support to people in need
Encourage and support the small group ministry of the church

Community Involvement
Actively lead in the community
Support local church unity events and services

Visioning and Goal Setting
Lead the church in casting a vision for the future
Participate in the strategic planning process and its implementation
Assess the needs of the congregation in cooperation with the pastoral staff and the Church Council
Set goals for the congregation and direct efforts to ensure goals are met
Participate with the Church Council in the development of the church budget and to oversee the implementation of that budget
Actively participate with the Building Committee, Church Council, and Staff in the planning, development, and building of new facilities
Provide oversight and direction for the development of new ministry opportunities

Administrative
Evaluate and make necessary adjustments to ensure that the organizational structure, reporting relationships, and key ministry operational processes are designed for the most effective outcome, with final approval by the Church Council when required by by-laws.
Continually evaluate the overall effectiveness of Community Church of God ministries along with the Church Council.
Communicate information appropriately and regularly to the Church Council, staff and the congregation
Demonstrate personal and professional growth by participating in workshops, seminars and conferences both as a participant and as a facilitator

Requirements:
A professed and demonstrated personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Demonstrates personal maturity and godliness, meeting the Biblical expectations for spiritual leadership as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Titus 1:6-9
Knowledge of Biblical principles so that church decisions are consistent with scripture
A Bachelor’s Degree in ministry is expected. A Master’s Degree in Divinity is preferred.
Experience of five years or more in a church leadership position is desired.
Skilled in communication – verbal, active listening, and written – both inter-personally and to the church body as a whole
The ability to establish rapport and relate to people of all ages, races, classes, and personalities
The ability to delegate appropriate responsibilities to others
Knowledge of basic computer skills
Possess a desire and willingness to grow personally and professionally through workshops, seminars, and mentoring relationships

Compensation Package Includes: 

Salary of $55,000 or higher, Professional Expenses, Vacation, Days off, Sick leave, Holidays

Anyone interested in applying should contact Randy Kelsey at rjkelsey57@gmail.com.

PASTORAL SEARCH – UNION CHURCH OF MONTERREY, MEXICO

The Union Church of Monterrey is currently looking for a full-time, bilingual pastor (English and Spanish) to serve our evangelical, inter-denominational, international and self-supporting church located in Monterrey, Mexico.

The pastor we seek should have a deep commitment to Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord and a clear call to pastoral ministry.  This opportunity is for a person who preferable has some experience as a pastor and senses a call to serving in a ministry to a global community.  The pastor should be a person committed to sharing the importance of a personal relationship to Jesus Christ, who believes the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and a person of mature character, courage, and compassion. 

We welcome people to our worship services from diverse denominations and Christian traditions across the globe.  Our congregation includes diplomats, business leaders, international and national schoolteachers, professionals in a wide range of occupations, international students and professional Mexican nationals.  The Union Church of Monterrey provides opportunities for international expatriates and local believers to worship together and grow in Christian commitment and discipleship in a Gospel-centered congregation of worship, teaching, fellowship and service. 

 Please connect to the following links in order for you to become more acquainted with our church: www.unionchurchofmonterrey.org and  https://www.facebook.com/UnionChurchMonterrey/

If you are interested in being a candidate for this position, we would appreciate your sending us your resume, and if possible, a video of a message you might have recently given to a congregation, to the following emails:      

UCM.Pastoral.Search@gmail.com       and/or    robertwolcott@hotmail.com

KY UMC CHILDREN’S HOME

The Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) cares for teens and young adults who have been severely abused and neglected.  Anyone is welcome to apply to volunteer!  Opportunities include mentoring, playing games or doing activities with the youth, helping with chapel, prayer ministry, offering reception coverage and office help, and participating in mailings.  KyUMH is also an approved cross-cultural Mentored Ministry site.  

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY AT ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

St. Paul United Methodist, a large congregation located in the heart of the Highlands in Louisville, Kentucky, is hiring a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. St. Paul is a vibrant, diverse, and active community of believers dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. The ideal candidate would love children and be energized by sharing God’s love with them. The candidate would be passionate about engaging families in ministry and finding ways to reach current and new families through our Children’s Ministry, in order to facilitate spiritual growth.
The Essential Functions of this Position Include:
·        Connect children and families with Jesus through hand-on educational and social activities
·        Exemplify Christian character through prayer, spiritual discipline, honesty and integrity
·        Teach United Methodist beliefs, doctrines, traditions, and social principles (candidates from other denominations are accepted as long as they are willing to learn)
·        Implement age-appropriate, safe, and fun activities focused on Christian education for children from nursery age through Sixth Grade
·        Lead Children’s Church on Sundays and organize children’s events on Wednesday nights
·        Organize Sunday School Classes and Sunday night small groups 
·        Host annual Vacation Bible School
·        Plan various holiday events for the Children’s Ministry, including Breakfast with Santa, Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Festival, and others
·        Recuit, interview, hire and oversee paid childcare workers and volunteers
·        Partner and work collaboratively with the Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Minister, Music Ministers, and other church staff
·        Able to handle confidential and sensitive information
·        Ensure safe, clean, orderly spaces and activities for children
·        Advise on and follow a budget
The Essential Competencies Include:
·        Strong verbal and communication skills including the ability to communicate God’s love to all children
·        Strong organizational and event planning skills
·        Creativity, open-mindedness and adaptability
·        Patience, flexibility, and calm demeanor
·        Positive attitude
·        Works well on a team
·        Ability to lead other staff and volunteers
·        Competency in Microsoft office software and web-based/social media technology
Preferred Experience and Education:
·        Previous Children’s Ministry Experience
·        Degree in Elementary Education or Christian Education
This job reports to the Senior Pastor, and may oversee the Youth Pastor. St. Paul has a benefits package that includes generous vacation time and flexibility. A full job description for this position is available upon request. We look forward to hearing from interested candidates and getting to know you better. (A community of engaged parents and volunteers awaits you!) Please submit your resume to Janet Fore at St. Paul United Methodist Church Address: 2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205.
Phone: 502-459-1595
janet@stpaulchurchky.org
Job Type: Full-time
 

COUNSELORS AND CARE MANAGERS – THE HAMILTON CENTER, INC.

Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system serving central and west central Indiana. The organization is “building hope and changing lives” through a broad array of behavioral health services for adults, children, adolescents, and families. Services are individualized, trauma informed, and evidence-based. Needs and strengths are assessed and utilized to develop a person-centered treatment plan.

The Hamilton Center is looking for care managers, addiction counselors, teachers, and so much more!

Please check out the website (under the “careers” tab) for the complete list of positions available here.

For students and alumni on campus, there is a bulletin board in Stanger Hall across from the counseling office where vacancies are posted as well.

THERAPISTS NEEDED

ABOUT THIS JOB

Tranformations, LLC is seeking therapists looking for independent contract work with the autonomy of a private practice and the marketing, referral coordination, administrative support, and collaboration of a highly esteemed agency. If you have a passion for honoring the need for clients to experience consistency, excellence, and collaboration in their mental health services we would love to partner with you in serving our community!
 
ABOUT TRANSFORMATIONS, LLC. HOPE FOR TODAY’S FAMILIES

Transformations has been providing emotional, social, mental, and behavioral support to children and their families since 1998. We are a group of mental health professionals that specialize in providing intensive home, school, office, and community based services to children, adults, couples and families. We accept Medicaid (direct Medicaid and all Managed Care companies: Anthem, Humana CareSource, Passport, Wellcare) and most commercial insurance plans.

LOCATION: Lexington or surrounding counties depending on providers desire.

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Independent Contractor 

PAY RATE: Up to $60.00 Per hour

DURATION: Permanent

COMPANY SIZE: 1 – 10 employees

OFFICE: 1450 North Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40505, United States

CONTACT: Kimberly Moynahan, LMFT; Cell: 859-353-2321; Email: kmoynahan@transformationsllc.net

COUNSELING POSITIONS

Take a look at the available Counseling Field positions here: Counseling Field Vacancies


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