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“First of all, I wish to thank you with all my heart. Through your site, we were able to find a perfect match for our posting for Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rockford, Illinois. We are all truly grateful for your website. Thank you again so very much.” ~Karen

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Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois – Full-time Co-Pastor

(12-3-19)

Imago Dei Church is an eleven-year-old independent, interdenominational church of approximately 200 people from a wide variety of faith backgrounds. Each person reflects the image of God, so we welcome and affirm everyone who is seeking God, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or other labels.

We are looking for a person of any gender, race, or sexuality whose values, heart, and life with Christ align with the unique identity and mission of Imago Dei. Read the full job description here: Co-Pastor Search – website, Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume and references to search@imagodeichurch.org or Imago Dei Church, 2221 N. Gale Ave., Peoria, IL 61604.

Transcripts, samples of teaching (video, audio, podcasts), and writing (blog posts, articles, etc.) are also encouraged but not required.

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries

(10-30-19)
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Antonio, Texas is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. This individual will oversee the programs of Christian formation for students in 6th-12th grades. A self-starter who connects with youth in engaging and innovative ways would be a welcome addition to the leadership of St. Luke’s. This joyful faith community is one that celebrates God through a variety of worship styles, welcomes people from all walks of life, and aims to illuminate San Antonio with the light of Christ in all they do. This position reports directly to the Rector.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
● Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of various components of the Youth Program, including weekly faith formation offerings during the Sunday School hour, a weekly youth group program (currently Wednesday evenings), confirmation classes, and occasional retreats and mission trips.
● Developing and effectively managing the administrative aspects of the ministry, including the budget, fundraising, and compliance related to Safeguarding God’s Children.
● Collaborating with church staff, youth leaders at the diocesan level, and with youth leaders at other parishes, schools, and youth organizations.
● Communicating with youth, their parents/guardians, sponsors, staff, Vestry and the Rector, and publicizing all youth events to the parish via different mediums.
● Recruiting and training adult leadership team to help foster a sustainable ministry structure.
● Encouraging youth participation in all aspects of church life (e.g. worship, outreach,
fellowship events) instilling in young people a spirit of discipleship and a desire to serve and make a difference in the larger community.
Qualifications for this position are:
● College graduate (preferred)
● 3-5 years experience working with youth, preferably in a church-based setting
● General familiarity with frequently used social media platforms
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google-based productivity tools
● Satisfactory completion of Safeguarding God’s Children training, background check, and drug screening
● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
● Ability to work as part of a team
For additional details, please check out the church’s website https://www.slecsa.org/youth. Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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Wasatch Presbyterian Church openings for Children’s Ministry and Operations Manager

(10-24-19)
 
Wasatch Presbyterian Church is currently accepting applications for a Children’s Ministry Director.
Go to http://www.wpcslc.org/employmentopportunities or pick up a copy in the church office. Any questions and applications may be submitted to John Horel, Personnel Committee Chair, via email (johnhorel@gmail.com) or by mail to:
Wasatch Presbyterian Church
Attn: John Horel
1626 S 1700
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Click here for full job description and details.

Wasatch Presbyterian CHurch is also looking for an Operations Manager: This individual will help ensure Wasatch fulfills its mission with excellence and integrity by focusing on oversight of administrative responsibilities related to staff, communications, facilities, and finances. This position is an exempt position with benefits with a 32 hours per week work schedule.

Our Values
We take it to heart that, “No matter who you are or where you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.”
Wasatch Presbyterian Church is an open and affirming congregation of:
* those trying to find their own unique way to follow God.
* those who have been Presbyterian their whole life.
* those who are relatively new to church or faith.
* those who have a lot more questions than answers.
* those who have lived a life as faithfully as they could, knowing life is just plain difficult.
 
Click here for full job description and details.

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Orangewood Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, AZ – Youth & Children’s Ministry

(10-15-19)
Orangewood Presbyterian Church is currently seeking to fill one full-time or two part-time positions to oversee its Youth and Children’s Ministry programs. We are in a time of program evolution and innovation and are open to new ideas and possibilities. Please submit your application for the one full-time position (Director of Youth & Children’s Ministry), or for either of the two part-time positions (Director of Youth Ministry or Director of Children’s Ministry).
Director Children’s & Youth Ministry full-time
Director of Children’s Ministry part-time
Director of Youth Ministry part-time

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Opening for Registrar – PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc.

(10-7-19)
The Registrar Position is Part-Time/Hourly (Remote).
The job functions: Communicator with participants and facilitators, Record-keeper
Compensation: $20 per hour
As Registrar, you will keep the records of the institution accurately – enrollment, recording
grades, providing transcripts of course work, continuing education credits and earned
certificates. You will receive notice of payments for courses for which you will also need to keep records, and provide payment plans as needed. You will assist the PATHWAYS Executive
Director with developing the course schedule. You may be tasked with mailings and asked to
represent PATHWAYS at local and regional conferences and meetings. The Registrar’s tasks are
equally people-focused and technically demanding.
Click here for full details and application process.

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Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Carlsbad California – Part-Time Music Director

(9-28-19)
Position Summary:
This progressive and inclusive, open and affirming, warm-hearted family church knows great music is central to the spirit of worship. We seek a part-time Music Director with experience and proficiency in piano, leading and teaching church choirs, working with soloists, and collaborating with a church band. Our music is chosen with the theme of each day’s worship in mind. We are looking for our musical program to thrive  under a music director who has a caring presence and who conveys the spiritual significance of music.
• Plan/organize worship service music. Coordinate and schedule all worship service music in conjunction with the minister’s theme/sermon of the week. The candidate should develop calendar and coordinate with the appropriate contacts to plan and schedule various music groups for each Sunday service.
• Select and/or assist in music selection. Candidate must have the ability to select and plan the specific music that the group or individual will perform. Prospective candidate should collaborate with the church’s creative team leaders to choose the appropriate music and establish the right sound for any given selection  or service. The candidate should also work to fully utilize the talents and skills of all members of a group to best display their abilities.
• Rehearse and Train. The ability to work with musical groups to improve skills and prepare for worship services. Candidate  may teach courses to students, conduct one on one practice, and lead group rehearsals.
• Lead Performances. The ability to conduct live performances. Prospective candidate may also accompany these performances with an instrument of their own.
 Core skills:
• Experience programming and hosting music programs
• Announcing experience, with clear enunciation.
• In-depth knowledge of music: sight reading, music terminology and notations; ability to assist with accompaniment when individuals/group learning parts; ability to look through catalogs of music and have a general sense of the tune and accompaniment.
• Ability to effectively recruit, and lead instrumental musicians as well as choral musicians.
• Proficient in at least one performance area such as keyboard, organ, choral or voice.
• Experience in church worship leadership
 Time Requirements and Compensation:
• Approx. 12-15  hrs/week.
• Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (approximately), with choir rehearsal before worship, 8:30- 9:45 am, with extra rehearsals during Advent, and Easter to be arranged. Rehearsals with band, instrumentalists or soloists as needed.
• Choir sings 2 Sundays/month from after Labor Day to end of June. Band, soloists and special music to be arranged on the other Sundays during that time period, and during July and August by Music Director.
• Collegial relationship with clergy staff.
• Weekly meeting with leadership for worship planning.
• Salary: $16,000 to $19,000 /year DOE
3 years Relevant experience (Preferred)
Please send cover letter and resume to revshock1@gmail.com

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Phillips Theological Seminary – 2 Position Openings

(9-28-19)
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for two tenure or tenure-track faculty appointments, beginning July 1, 2020: one in Pastoral Care and the other in Homiletics and Worship. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. PhD or ThD preferred.
For a detailed description of each position and application process, visit the Phillips Employment Page or click on the specific position for more information and details:
Pastoral Care ………… Homiletics and Worship.

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Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, CA: Director, Ministry with Young People

(9-26-19)
IUCC is an Open and Affirming, Just Peace, Global Mission, and Creation Justice church comprised of people of diverse religious traditions, who have come together in a congregation that is intentionally inclusive, proudly progressive, and creatively spiritual.

IUCC is seeking a part-time Director, Ministry with Young People, starting on January 1, 2020. This person will develop, implement and lead programs to attract and engage children, youth, young adults, and young families. Joins with other paid staff and lay leaders to promote congregational growth and retention in both number and engagement.

This part-time position is 20-25 hours/week. The MYP Director reports directly to the Senior Pastor, works collaboratively with the Adult Education Ministry Director (AEM Director) and other staff, and supervises: the Youth Leader, Sunday School teacher(s), and Childcare Attendants. This position also works closely with lay leadership and volunteers as well as Conference representatives and interfaith colleagues.

Click here for full description and details. Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing prior experience and educational background to: iucc@iucc.org

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HA:N United Methodist Church (NYC): Director of Children’s Ministries

(9-13-19)
Purpose:
HA:N UMC is a new church start formed in January 2019 is a progressive congregation formed by a community of Korean Americans. The purpose of this role is to disciple and educate children of all ages and work with church and families in the inclusive love of Jesus Christ and to create a vibrant progressive children’s ministry that is part of a multi-generational and integrative ministry.
Responsibilities:
* Recruit, train and coordinates workers for Children’s Ministry
* Communicates the needs of the children’s ministry to the church and senior pastor
* Coordinates and provides leadership in developing family ministry focused on children activities.
* Attend staff meetings and team/council meetings
* Coordinates childcare for services, meetings, and events.
* Participates in the life and worship of the Congregation
* Oversees Sunday School education for children, including finding and creating appropriate curriculum.
Accountability:
* Supervision – Senior pastor
* Annual Performance Review – Senior pastor and SPPRC
Qualifications:
* Committed follower of Jesus Christ.
* Energetic and entrepreneurial in creating a progressive children’s ministry
* Is LGBTQ+ affirming and intentional and sensitive to education regarding gender and gender identities.
* Knowledge and experience in progressive Biblical interpretation, child development (and faith development) and religious educational theory and practice.
* Understands Wesleyan theology and polity.
* Understanding and familiarity with Asian American identity and community.
Work Schedule: Part time to grow into full time.
Education: MDIv preferred or BA and experience in children’s ministries. We also welcome those in the process of pursuing theological education or pursuing vocational ministry as their calling. For further inquiry or to submit an application please contact Daniel.S.Cho@nyac-umc.comhttps://www.han-umc.org/

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Foundry UMC in Washington, DC Seeking Director of Family Ministries

(9-13-19)
The Director of Family Ministries is a vital member of the staff of Foundry United Methodist Church, a large downtown Washington DC church whose diverse, ecumenical congregation and tradition of leadership in the community date to 1814. The Director of Family Ministries shares Foundry’s core values, among them a belief in Christ and His teachings, the commandment to serve others and to act and speak for the powerless, a compelling desire for diversity and full inclusion of all God’s children in the life of the church, and the critical nature of curiosity and intellectual honesty as we discern God’s path for us.

The Director of Family Ministries is responsible for developing, energizing, and maintaining a vibrant system for supporting Foundry’s children, youth and families in their faith journeys from infancy through adulthood. The Director, utilizing a collaborative style, works with and relies on teams of volunteers to carry out a vision and program that provide a firm foundation for the growth of children and youth in Christian faith, engages them in learning the stories of the Bible, gives them practice in worship, mission, and service, and seeks to strengthen family relationships. Throughout these ministries, the Director and volunteer ministry teams will strive to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and fun that attracts and retains children and youth as they encounter a wide variety of challenging learning experiences.

For more information please find the full job description online at https://www.foundryumc.org/jobs/director-of-family-ministries

Applicant resumes and cover letters should be sent to employment@foundryumc.org

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St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM)

(8-28-19)
Located in upper northwest Washington, D.C., St. Columba’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant, inclusive, and urban congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel through worship and ministry, as individuals and as a congregation. The church is seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM). This individual will serve as pastor, teacher, evangelist, and administrator who works collegially with staff and parishioners to share the love of Christ, and to develop and implement offerings and programs that serve the overall mission of the church.
Click here for full job description and application details.

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United Church of Santa Fe is seeking a full time Minister of Children, Youth and Families

(7-31-19)

The Minister of Children, Youth and Families will oversee its comprehensive and multi-faceted program that builds the faith of infants through high school students and nurtures faith formation for the congregation. The United Church of Santa Fe is a welcoming, intergenerational, and mission minded congregation, belonging to the United Church of Christ, in the capital city of New Mexico. United’s call is to “Love God. Love Neighbor. Love Creation.” Santa Fe is the oldest state capital a center for music from classical to contemporary, the 3rd largest art market in the US, and is replete with diverse outdoor activities. In addition, the faith communities of northern New Mexico include centuries-old Native American traditions and Hispanic Catholicism, as well as progressive and evangelical Protestants, Buddhists, and others.
With newly renovated and dedicated space for children and youth programming, the Minister of Children, Youth and Families will grow the children and youth ministry programs to develop a lively faith and deep resilience in our young people. We want them to have a relationship with the living God, to know Jesus’ story and follow in his ways, and to be open to the power of the Spirit. We also want to build Christian leaders who will impact their church and community with God’s love.
The Minister of Children, Youth and Families will have the support of the Children and Youth Ministry Team and will be responsible for the following:
● Developing a comprehensive faith formation program for infants through high school students using diverse, biblically based curriculum, and incorporating music, art, and service into the educational experience.
● Recruiting and helping train volunteers for children and youth ministries
● Providing leadership to several part-time children and youth ministry staff and a pastoral resident.
● Helping to develop and lead yearly immersion trips and special programming
● Nurturing programs of faith formation for parents and the wider congregation.
The ideal candidate will have the following: a minimum of three years experience in children & youth ministry; Master’s Degree preferred (i.e. M.Div, STM, M.A.), bachelor’s degree in a related field required; experience in recruiting and developing volunteers; progressive understanding of Christianity; commitment to social justice; ability to work collaboratively with clergy, staff, and volunteers. Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits (vacation, health and retirement) package offered.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Wynesia Jackson at wynesia.jackson@ministryarchitects.com

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Charter for Compassion Executive Director (Deadline 8-15-19)

The Charter for Compassion (CFC) is a 501C3 non-profit charity and an international global movement serving as a platform for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide. Our mission is to bring to life the principles articulated in the Charter through concrete, practical action in a myriad of organized and specialized sectors. Aware that our world is deeply troubled and polarized, the Charter for Compassion is committed to making the world a better place. If you want to make an impact on a global level and are committed to engaging and leading towards a world where everyone is committed to living by the value of Compassion with the Golden Rule as guiding principle, you may have what it takes to be our next Executive Director.
Click here to download a PDF of the complete list of duties, qualifications, and responsibilities. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must first submit three criteria: A letter of intent, a copy of recent resume, and 2 references.
Click here to go to website for more details.

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Full-Time Position: Religion & Faith Program Director for Humans Rights Campaign, Washington, DC.

(7-10-19)
We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.
Position Summary:
The Religion & Faith Program Director provides leadership and strategic direction to the Religion and Faith program. The director will work in concert with HRC’s senior leadership to develop strategies and implement programs to engage religious communities in HRC’s work to support federal and state level policy objectives, encourage support for LGBTQ people within communities of faith, and advance other priorities as identified by senior leadership. In addition, the director will work with HRC colleagues to develop resources specific to supporting LGBTQ youth and combatting anti-transgender and anti-HIV stigma within faith communities. They will also provide support to faith communities that are becoming more inclusive of LGBTQ people and serve as a spokesperson on issues at the nexus of religion and LGBTQ equality – including how current trends and policy debates impact religious institutions, religious schools, people of faith, and LGBTQ community members.
Click here for full job description and application process.

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Unity of Tucson (Tucson, AZ) has an opening for a senior minister.

(6-19-19)
We have many similarities with Progressive Christianity and have had Bishop Spong speak here. We are affiliated with Unity School of Christianity, teaching practical and metaphysical Christianity…neither conservative Christian nor New Age. Our Sunday attendance is about 120 plus youth education activities. We are located in the lower foothills of a community that is over one million. We have a mortgage free 18 acre site and a climate that is described by many as ideal. www.unity@unitytucson.com. 520-577-3300. Opening immediate. Primarily seeking a person with Unity credentials or equivalent. Please send resume as an attachment to unity@unitytucson.com – and mailed to 3617 N Camino Blanco, Tucson AZ 85718.

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The Church of Universal Fellowship (CUF) in Orono, Maine seeks a full time, permanent minister

(5-23-19)
The Church of Universal Fellowship (CUF) in Orono, Maine seeks a full time, permanent minister to start in the second half of 2019. CUF is a non-denominational “mainline Protestant”, theologically liberal, open-and-affirming congregation. We have vibrant youth, music and social justice programs and effective lay leadership with healthy finances and buildings and about 200 members. Orono is a lovely college town with lots of access to the outdoors and cultural events.

We seek a minister who can lead Sunday worship including stimulating sermons that are relevant to today’s world and provide pastoral care for our members. In addition to the minister there are 10 paid, part-time staff. To apply please send a cover letter, a resume and any ministerial application materials from your denomination to Brian McGill (President of the Trustees, mail@brianmcgill.org). A congregational prospectus is available for download here. We will begin examining applications by July 1st, but we will continue the search until we find a great fit and encourage later applications. Please contact Brian with additional questions.

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Lead Pastor, First Congregational Church, Stamford, CT.

(3-20-19)
First Congregational Church is located in Stamford, Connecticut between New York City and New Haven, CT. Since its beginnings, FCC has worked to expand the reach of social justice and lift up the marginalized. FCC now stands at a crossroads. After studying the financial viability of maintaining their 100-plus year old building, FCC made the decision to sell its property and re-launch as an outwardly-focused, grassroots ministry.

Moving forward, FCC will need the steady, expert help of a trained restart pastor. This leader’s primary task will be to lead FCC through restart into a relational, 21st century ministry within urban Stamford and the surrounding area. Related tasks include development of an organic leadership structure, establishing tiers of lay pastoral care providers, leveraging partnerships with care-giving organizations in Stamford, re-branding and expanding FCC’s internet presence, supervising staff, preaching, pastoral care, and supervising an experienced financial management team. This is a permanent position, not an interim. Click here for full details.

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Director of Youth and Connectional Ministries, Steamboat Springs, CO

(3-13-19)
The Director will develop and lead Your Ministry Programs and create and facilitate Connectional Ministries across all age groups.
This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with experience.
Click here for full job description, benefits and application process. Candidates should apply online by 4-15-19 to office@heartofsteamboat.com.

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St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Marshfield, WI

(1-26-19)
St. Paul’s seeks a part time minister or candidate interested in serving a paid internship under the mentorship of our current Pastor who is retiring in Fall 2019. Responsibilities include leading worship services, community outreach, and faith formation.

St. Paul’s UCC has served the Marshfield area for 125 years, adapting and reaching out to welcome people from all walks of life to grow in Christian faith and fellowship, guided by God’s Holy Spirit and modeled through Christ’s love for all. We seek partnership and leadership from one called to joyfully proclaim God’s Word and to inspire the unique and varied gifts of congregants to serve His Church in meeting the needs of those in our community. We seek to be the hands, heart and feet of Christ in living out His Word.
Marshfield is in central Wisconsin, a city of 19,000 surrounded by rolling hillsides of rich farmland and dairy farms. Despite our relatively small size, Marshfield hosts world class medical facilities, nationally recognized schools, and a wide variety of businesses and industry. Church affiliation is strong in the area along with civic pride in growing our community for all generations. The community is very family-oriented, boasts a low cost of living, and provides a wide range of services and programs for people of all ages.

Even though it is important that we aspire to grow the congregation, we value being a small church that is strong in fellowship and personal relationships. We delight in the children’s participation in weekly service; it communicates our love of family in all shapes and sizes. We seek to strengthen our outreach efforts to welcome new members or to welcome back inactive members through Christ’s example as humble servants.

We are interested in expanding programming for spiritual formation such as adult Bible studies/discussion groups and increasing our participation in the SPICE group (St. Paul’s Intergenerational Christian Education).

A complete church profile is available upon request. Please contact Peg Geegan, Chair of Search Committee at pgeegan@gmail.com or 715-305-6358.

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