Jobs and Ministry Opportunities August 2017

Published Date: August 1, 2017

DIRECTOR OF SEMINARY ADMISSIONS

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary located in Fresno, California is looking for a director of seminary admissions.  This position directly reports to the President of the Seminary, and the direct supervisor is the Vice President for Enrollment Management.  This position’s status is exempt, the time commitment is 40 hours per week, and pay is based upon qualifications and experience.

Position Summary:  The Director of Seminary Admissions plays a key role in advancing the mission of the Seminary. This position is responsible for achieving annual and long term recruitment goals for a growing student body, and coordinating seminary recruitment activities, including, but not limited to recruitment schedules and visits, processing of inquiries and applications, and collaborating on marketing the University Seminary programs through the development of publications, direct mail, telemarketing, events, student search and advertisements, website and social media as well as emerging technologies.

Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary offers a wide range of educational opportunities that are both rigorous and practical.  Our courses, whether in person or on-line, equip students with the various skills necessary to serve effectively in today’s complex world.  Our attentiveness to personal and corporate formation enables them to experience the transforming power of God and to establish spiritual practices that will last a lifetime.  A description of the unique quality of Fresno Pacific University as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.

Essential Functions:  Be in agreement with the university’s Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ; Embrace the mission, vision and values of Fresno Pacific University in general and of the Biblical Seminary in particular; Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students and guests; Represent the Seminary and manage a professional and active relationship with various University team members and outside community representative; Participate in the life of the Seminary community; Lead and develop a diverse admissions team; Coordinate activities associated with Seminary programs; Serve on the Seminary cabinet as outlined by the Seminary President; Serve on the Enrollment Cabinet, the Seminary Scholarship Committee and other enrollment committees as assigned; and chair the Seminary Admissions Committee; Hire, train, evaluate and supervise admission staff in accordance with the standards and expectations of the Seminary; Organize outreach efforts that attract a broad range of students as outlined in Seminary enrollment goals; Coordinate recruitment outreach to the Seminary’s constituent churches, constituent colleges and universities; Develop and implement an annual recruitment plan; Expand outreach to achieve recruitment goals for desired student body and degree program characteristics; Participate as part of the recruitment team, representing the Seminary and University to prospective students, pastors, therapists and coordinating with other recruitment and admissions offices within the university.

Qualifications:  Required – Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university; Bachelor’s degree in ministry, communication, business, behavioral science, liberal arts or related field; Minimum of three years administering a professional staff or office; Strong organizational, project management, and administrative skills; Demonstrated organizational capabilities, detail orientation and the ability to handle multiple proprieties simultaneously; Valid California driver’s license and ability to drive to various appointments; Ability to host and speak at public events; Customer service orientation and the ability to communicate effectively; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to interact with people in a warm, professional manner; Ability to respond to emotional employee situations in a calming and resilient manner; Ability to interview, train, and orient staff; Ability to work with minimal supervision; Ability to learn new technology; Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Word and Excel. Preferred – Master’s degree in related field, preferably from a Seminary; Experience with adult student recruitment and enrollment planning; Work experience in ministry or counseling profession; Familiarity with the Mennonite Brethren denomination.

Environmental Conditions:  Indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes at least ninety percent (90%) of the time; Frequent computer use at workstation, up to eight hours per day; Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions; Proficient at multitasking; Public contact position requiring business-like apparel.

Physical Demands:  Indoor work environment; Perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: stand, sit, kneel, stoop, reach, lift, grasp, finger, see (near and far) for reading and data analysis on a computer screen, hear and talk for ordinary conversation and telephone calls; Perform analytical and cognitive thinking and decision making; Approximately 90% of this position’s duties require use of a computer; Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds; Attendance and punctuality; Travel alone between campuses; Based on the main campus of Fresno Pacific University.

To apply download and complete an application form.  Candidates must complete and submit an application in order to be considered for the position.  Send completed applications to:  careers@fresno.edu


FULL TIME PASTOR

The Pastoral Search Committee of Calvary Baptist Church located in New Haven, Connecticut is currently looking for a full time pastor for their Chinese congregation. This person must be able to preach in Chinese and able to communicate in English.  If you fit our need, please contact us:  e-mail: cbcnh.psc@gmail.com; address:  100 Dwight Street, New Haven, CT 06511; website:  www.cbcnhct.org

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联系人:委员会|电话:203-787-1805
Contact: Pastor John Hicks
 
 

YOUTH MINISTER

First United Methodist Church in Monticello, Florida is looking for a full time person dedicated to God who feels called by God to minister to teens and to build a Christ centered program for youth in our church and community.  Successful candidates must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.  Applicant should be a team player and have skills in relating with young people and developing strategies for effective youth ministry that include counseling, teaching and empowering others, as well as the ability to develop and administer programs for youth that lead to faith development and Christian formation in discipleship, worship, mission, and outreach.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Background checks are required.
This position is full time with a salary of $38,000 – $42,000, based on experience and education.
 
Please send resume and references to Monticelloministry@aol.com.  A full job description is available upon request.  Visit us at MonticelloFUMC.org!

 

YOUTH DIRECTOR

First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville, Georgia is seeking a youth director.  The average youth size is 30-40 teens with great potential to grow.  We are looking for a person with a heart to lead teens to Christ and disciple them in the faith.  The position is available now, but we are willing to be flexible with a qualified candidate’s schedule.  Milledgeville is a lake community and home to three colleges: Georgia College and State University, Georgia Military College and Central Georgia Tech.

Contact Stephanie Caldwell at 913-702-5832.

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP

Because people need Jesus, First Methodist in Geneseo, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Director of Worship to lead our growing worship ministries.  We are a multi-site, Spirit-led, evangelical, United Methodist congregation and a founding congregation in the Wesleyan Covenant Association.  Our average weekend worship attendance is 600, 450 of which is at our Geneseo campus in four weekend services.  The successful candidate will be able to lead the praise bands, direct the choir, equip artists, oversee large events, and empower the various teams that support our worship ministry at our Geneseo campus.  We plan to continue offering both traditional and contemporary worship styles with excellence.  Our Director of Worship functions as part of dynamic ministry staff that leads our mission of drawing people to Jesus, developing people in Jesus, and deploying people for Jesus.  We are blessed to serve a beautiful family-oriented community near the Illinois/Iowa Quad Cities.  The salary range for this position will be $50K+.  Our current Director of Worship is being deployed to a church near the seminary he will be attending to further pursue his pastoral calling.  We are in prayer about who God might be sending our way.  Please pray with us. If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter, complete resume, and a video link via e-mail. Our website is http://www.peopleneedjesus.org.

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.

 

WORSHIP DIRECTOR

Good News Community Church located in Okoboji, Iowa is searching for God’s person who is called to be a catalyst for transformational worship experiences for the local church. This person will be a proven leader to direct our Christ-centered worship ministries in a variety of contexts. The successful candidate should not only possess superior musical skill and a vibrant passion for Christian worship, but also be able to enhance the musical skills of others and work through volunteer leaders of multiple teams through exemplary coaching, training, and leadership abilities. The successful candidate will vision, implement, and evaluate our worship experiences in each of our contexts: weekend and midweek services; medium-sized groups and discipleship environments (Celebrate Recovery; Missional Communities; children’s and youth worship); and outreach-oriented gatherings.  
To apply, contact Anthony Parrott at anthony.parrott@gncconline.com and find the full job description and application process at www.gncconline.com/worshipdirector.  The search is open until position filled.
 

LEAD PASTOR

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, Kansas is seeking a Lead Pastor.  They are an Anabaptist Evangelical multi-staff church that values discipleship and missions with close connection to local college.  The average attendance is 290,and the annual budget is currently approximately $421,000.  The community population is 3,000 and is located 50 miles northeast of Wichita [Population of 388,000].

Additional information is available at www.parkviewmb.com   and www.usmb.org.  If interested please contact:  Andrew Jost at andrewjost55@icloud.com

WORSHIP LEADER

Brandenburg United Methodist Church located in Brandenburg, Kentucky, is seeking a part-time (10-12 hours/week) worship leader to primarily lead worship for a contemporary worship service with possible supplemental duties in a second, traditional service.  The candidate must exhibit a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to lead others in worship with the heart of a servant.  Duties will include rehearsing with and scheduling volunteer praise team members, planning and organizing music, coordination and planning with pastor and worship team, leading worship with strong vocal abilities and platform presence.  Ability to lead with instrumental proficiency would be considered a plus.  A complete list of duties and description is available upon request.  Salary commensurate with abilities.

Interested persons should send resume, references, and link to online or actual files of video/audio recording demonstrating musical ability/leading worship to Rev. Jeff Carter at pastor@bburgumc.org

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR 

First United Methodist Church – Andover Campus in Lexington, Kentucky, is seeking a Children’s Ministry Director for Nursery – 5th grade.  This job requires 15 hours a week and is responsible to the Andover Lead Team, working directly under the supervision of the Campus Pastor.  The position will be evaluated every 12 months.  

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:  have a growing relationship with Jesus, a desire to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart, be able to recruit parents and volunteers to help assist in the ministry with young people, and preferably have an educational background in Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, or a related field.  The purpose of the position is to model for our young people a genuine relationship with Jesus and equip them for a life of Spiritual Formation and growth, encourage and equip parents to walk alongside their children as the primary spiritual teacher in the lives of their young people, promote a variety of spiritual formation tools that are age appropriate and will allow our young people to experience a life of Worship, Grow and Serve, and to teach and point our kids toward Jesus and to living a Kingdom life.

JOB DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:   Primary responsibility is for the oversight and leadership of the Children’s ministries that include: Children’s Church, Sunday School and Sunday Evening Family Night, Special Events, and Vacation Bible School.  Recruit, train, pray for, and involve new children’s ministry volunteer.  Work alongside of Campus Pastor to maintain the ministry’s budget.  Communicate consistently with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership.  Maintain connection with rest of the Andover Staff and the Time For Children Mentoring Group.

OTHER GENERAL EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE:  Be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality, exercise discernment and wise judgment, be a person who gives attention to details with an eye for excellence, be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects, and visibly maintain personal spiritual development through Bible study, prayer, and involvement within our community.

Church Address:  4131 Todds Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40509; Phone:  859.263.3602; Email:  vicki@1stumc.org

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

The Nathaniel Mission in Lexington, Kentucky is searching for an Office Administrator to assist the Executive Director and Program Director in establishing the Nathaniel Mission as a thriving, jubilant, and transformative outpost of the Kingdom of God, particularly amongst the poor, rejected, and oppressed of our city, to oversee all administrative tasks of the Nathaniel Mission as the primary organizational officer.

WORK FOCUS: ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT AND LEADERSHIP:  Works under the Program Director to ensure that all ministries and programs continue according to the established vision and missional objectives; Assists the Staff in directing volunteers in daily administrative tasks and the successful operations of the Mission’s activities, programs, and ministries; Oversees the record-keeping and documenting of the Mission’s services, clinics, and ministries for both internal records and outside reports; Assists the Treasurer and Bookkeeper in maintaining consistent financial records and reports; Directs the work of the Mission’s “Front Office” – answering phones, coordinating the assistance intake process, collecting data on volunteers and clients, maintaining contact with the Mission’s network through mailings, emails, etc; Maintains contact with the Mission’s volunteers to establish a calendar of volunteer opportunities, assisting the Program Director in maintaining a volunteer database and scheduling all necessary volunteers for the Mission’s ministries and programs; Under the direction of the Executive Director and Program Director, maintains a calendar of events taking place at the Mission and assists in scheduling all outside use of the facility; Oversees the purchase of supplies for the Mission including but not limited to kitchen, cleaning, office and other supplies; With the Operations Manager and the Kitchen Manager, ensures that the Mission meets required health standards, maintaining regulatory health and safety standards in the Mission’s commercial kitchen through assisting kitchen volunteers in understanding and complying with set standards; With the Operational Manager, ensure that the Mission upholds the best available environmental practices (such as recycling, heat/air control, electrical usage, etc.); Performs other duties as required and as assigned by the Executive Director or Operations Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Commitment to God in Christ with a respect for and understanding of the ministries of The United Methodist Church; Willingness to work with Mission’s purpose and vision and to honor the United Methodist theology, social principles, and practice; Well-organized, self-directed individual with a heart for outreach missions and the community; Intelligent and articulate individual who relates to people at all levels; Strong administrative skills; Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences; Bachelors Degree required, preferably in a field related to Public or Business Administration; 3 years experience in a closely related field preferred.

EXPECTATIONS OF EMPLOYEE:  Exemplify the highest standard of Christian faith and morality; Maintain a positive and respectful attitude; Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management skills and an ability to prioritize workload and consistently meet deadlines; Agreement to the Nathaniel Mission’s Employee Handbook and stated operational values.

For more information contact Jessica Wells at jwells@lexumc.com.

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

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH, YOUNG ADULT, AND MEDIA MINISTRIES

St. Matthews United Methodist Church located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a growing church in Louisville with multiple venuesseeking a Director of Youth, College Students, Young Adults (under 35) and Media Ministries who would guide the vision and direction of the youth and young adult programming of the Church, while also working with staff and the communication team to create videos, and effectively utilize social media to be consistent with the mission of the Church.  

Responsibilities:  plans and administers programming and projects for youth group, including Wednesday night youth, Sunday night youth, Sunday School, mission trips; plans and administers programming and projects for young adults, including Sunday School, mission trips and small group formation; recruits, trains, equips and leads volunteers to assist the administration of youth and young adult programming; counsels, mentors and provides companionship for youth and young adults; administers “Safe Sanctuaries Policy” adopted by SMUMC with respect to youth and young adult ministries; provides worship service participation and support, administers, monitors, and responds to the social media platforms of the church to keep congregation aware of pertinent information, and works with staff and communications team to produce media that augments the messaging series or relays information to the congregation.

Requirements:  bachelor’s degree or equivalent (preferred); one to two years of related work experience (preferred); ability to understand and analyze complex information and to modify existing methods or procedures – may serve as a training resource to others; ability to resolve controversies and persuade others by presentation or personal communication to adopt a course of action which may differ from their initial positions; ability to adapt or create guidelines, policies, and procedures, and apply original and independent thinking to resolve problems; regular interaction to resolve mutual problems and to collaborate or cooperate on work procedures and team projects; responsible for determination and design of major projects and programs and contributes to overall plans and strategies; and ability to effectively communicate details of youth and young adult ministries to the congregation through the Internet, posted advertisements and public speaking engagements.

This is a 30 hour per week part-time position, pay commensurate with skill level and experience.  Interested persons should email jobs@stmumc.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.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY

First United Methodist Church is located in downtown Corinth, Mississippi, located in the upper northeast corner of the state.  The pastor of this congregation is Rev. Roger Shock, and they are seeking a director of music ministry.  This church is actively engaged in the community supporting more than 15 local ministries as well as numerous global opportunities.  Average attendance is approximately 200 individuals including many talented choir members and musicians.  

Responsibilities for this part time/full time position include but not limited to:  conducting and leading the church’s Chancel Choir, hand bell ministry, and children’s music program, producing musical presentations for special events, providing vision for a holistic church music ministry, participating in planning worship along with assisting other church programs as required, and overseeing the church’s musicians.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume to:  First United Methodist Church, 901 N Fillmore Street, Corinth, MS 38834, 662-287-3111, or via email to rogershock26@gmail.com; Website: www.fumc-corinth.org

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

First United Methodist Church is located in downtown Corinth, Mississippi, and is also searching for a director of youth ministry.

Responsibilities for this full time position include but not limited to:  planning, conducting, coordinating, and evaluating all aspects of youth ministry; recruiting and developing volunteer leadership; working with the FUMC staff to integrate youth into the life of the Church; and connecting the youth to the larger United Methodist Church.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume to:  First United Methodist Church, 901 N Fillmore Street, Corinth, MS 38834, 662-287-3111, or via email to rogershock26@gmail.com; Website: www.fumc-corinth.org

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEAM LEADER

Westwood United Methodist Church (www.westwoodunitedmethodist.org) located in Cincinnati, Ohio is seeking a Children’s Ministry Team Leader.  This position reports to the Senior Pastor, is accountable to Westwood UMC’s SPRC committee, and is full-time exempt.  This position is designed for 40-50 hours a week, salaried to start ASAP, and the salary is $45,000 – $50,000 includes reimbursable account.  Required credentials:  administrative experience and college degree.

Our Application Process:  Submit a 2-page paper on your *philosophy of ministry around family/children in the church and community. * a philosophy of ministry takes a child from birth through 6th grade with focus on spiritual, social and family growth through the church’s unique gifts to the world. Including but not limited to reasoning and activities behind and included in the steps; Submit your testimony; Submit 5 references around your experience working with families and children; Submit a resume reflecting this job description; Send all the above to apply@westwoodunitedmethodist.org and a team member will acknowledge your complete application.

Objective:  The Children’s Ministry Team Leader finds focus in Westwood UMC’s 2020 vision to help foster Spiritual Growth through Faith Led Development for children and families, as well as to assist with intentional youth/child and family outreach.  This person will oversee the Christian education program and develop a weekday ministry to and with families and children.  The main goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, and serve at Westwood UMC from a young age.

8 Core Principles to Westwood Ministry Positions:  Gospel focused in a Wesleyan theological understanding; Transformation, not stagnation of individuals and ministry; Team approach to ministry through scouting, training, vision casting and release; Able to work with all staff in a professional manner; Familiar with use of social media as a staff member of WUMC and growing use of such; Pursuit of excellence in all aspects of life; Responsibility for church growth and support of the church vision; and Continued enhancement of skills and knowledge

Expectations:  A commitment and love of Christ and a calling to a complete and healthy children’s ministry within the church and community that ministers to all and is exciting for children; Actively involved in Worship, Grow (small group, spiritual disciplines), and Serve; Positive Role Model, Christian Character and practicing spiritual disciplines; Development of ministry teams in and for various ministries; Teachable and growing in personal development; Eagerness to lead and is self-motivated in planning, creating, and implementing programs though teams while working with the staff on church-wide efforts; Strong oral, written and media communication skills; Gifts in organization and administration a plus; Live within a reasonable distance to primary ministry area of the church; and Requires passing a background and drug check.

Skills and Qualifications:  Working with appropriate church members and leaders to set goals, determine priorities, establish programs, promotion and coordinate calendar; Overseeing areas of Children’s Ministry with a focus on discipleship including but not limited to transformational curriculum and programs like mentoring, family support, etc; Providing leadership to the educational ministry of the church, including identifying gifts of leaders and promoting their involvement; Empower parents and grandparents to be involved with the faith development of their family; Oversee the development of a budget and ordering supplies and curriculum; Scout, recruit, support, and provide training for teams, teachers and assistants, nursery for all aspects of ministry; Teach and follow Safe Sanctuary policies; Supervise age-level education ministries including nursery, preschool & elementary such as: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Kingdom Club, VBS in a Box; Help plan and recruit volunteers for special programs such as Jesus’ Birthday Party, Christmas Craft Fair, Eggs-travaganza, and Trunk or Treat; Work with Community Outreach Team for large children’s outreach events such as Day Camp, I love Westwood, Upward, Club 56 and in our partnership with Westwood Elementary; and Other duties as needed.

ENGLISH PASTOR

The Chinese Community Church (CCC) is located in the heart of Chinatown in downtown, Washington, DC.  It is the oldest Chinese-American church in the Washington metropolitan area and the only one in Washington, DC.  The church started as a mission outreach to Chinese immigrants in 1935 and continues to minister to new immigrants as well as 2nd and 3rd generation Chinese-Americans.  In addition to its foundation of multi-generational Chinese-Americans, CCC also ministers to a growing multi-cultural and multi-ethnic congregation of college students, young professionals, and families with young children.  Revitalization initiatives in the Chinatown area – such as the Verizon Center sports arena, the Washington Convention Center, a new Georgetown University downtown campus, new businesses, and residential real estate projects – present exciting new ministry opportunities for CCC.  Changes within the Washington, D.C. area are bringing increased opportunities for CCC to reach out to the Chinatown and greater community in need of the Gospel.  We believe in God’s promise to further grow and develop our English-speaking congregation through an emphasis on equipping our college, young professional, and congregants with young children for ministry.  The Chinese Community Church is calling a pastor that will serve CCC by providing leadership, teaching, caring, and vision to ensure the spiritual health and growth of the English Congregation.  Most importantly, this pastor will demonstrate a servant’s heart with the ability to balance leadership, humility, and grace.

We are an independent, non-denominational church of about 200 regular worshippers across three Sunday services:  an English Service, blending a contemporary service with elements of traditional worship, serving seniors, families, young professionals, college students, and youth (averaging 100), a Cantonese Service, serving recent and long-time immigrants (averaging 50), and a Mandarin Service, serving recent immigrants, professionals, and college students (averaging 50).

CCC’s form of governance is congregational, binding together one common vision and mission for three congregations under the direction of our pastors, who are the spiritual leaders of CCC.  The pastors are ex-officio members of the Official Board and are accountable to the Board.  The church believes in the supreme authority of God the Father, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Bible.  Under the spiritual leadership of the pastors, the pastors and the Official Board work together to define CCC’s doctrine.

Qualifications include a commitment to the Gospel of Christ, a personal desire for spiritual growth, a strong devotional and prayer life, energy and passion in implementing ministry, being comfortable serving in an urban community with both urban and suburban congregants, an appreciation for God’s work in other CCC congregations, a minimum of 3 years of full-time ministry and/or missionary experience, a Master of Divinity from an accredited evangelical Seminary, an awareness of and ability to employ current technology for effective ministry, ability to demonstrate leadership, communication, and relational skills, ability to think strategically and envision new possibilities for CCC, and strong biblical preaching for life transformation.

Responsibilities include being the primary day-to-day leader/shepherd for the English Congregation that helps lead CCC in executing its vision through:  regular pulpit supply (weekly preaching and teaching), leading Bible Studies/Small Group ministries, equipping lay congregants for God’s work, community evangelism and outreach, and collaboration with other pastors to fulfill CCC’s mission and vision.

If you feel led to apply for this position, please send your resume and most recent picture of you and your immediate family, if applicable, to cccdcpastorsearch@gmail.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

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.
 

ART TEACHER (6th – 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 an art teacher for grades 6-12.  New staff orientation begins August 7, but we would certainly be willing to be flexible about that due to this late date!  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

2 responses to “Jobs and Ministry Opportunities August 2017”

  1. How can we submit a pastoral position listing to the Alumni Link Job Board?

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