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University of Southern California, Associate Dean of Religious Life (8-5-22)

The University of Southern California’s Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (ORSL) sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions of one’s life and learning; providing programs with a moral, religious or spiritual focus and co-sponsoring events with other university units and partnerships of student religious groups. The Office is here for the entire USC community – students, faculty and staff – a community diverse in faith, belief and philosophy of life.

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life believes in fostering a vibrant university community that encourages the pursuit of meaning through spiritual reflection and free inquiry, providing fair opportunities to participate in religious life, advancing mutual understanding and respect among differing traditions – and in all these ways, strengthening each of us to actively engage in building a just and peaceful world.

The Associate Dean of Religious Life directs social and/or interest-based programs that provide opportunities that increase student engagement in and out of the classroom and maximize chances for academic and personal success. The incumbent ensures quality programming aimed at enhancing student life on university campuses and in surrounding/relevant communities.
Click here for full details and qualification requirements.

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Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, Basking Ridge, NJ – Director of Youth Ministry (8-5-22)

Are you an experienced director of youth ministry looking for a wonderful, inclusive, and welcoming new church home? Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is in search of a full-time Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults and their Families (average time commitment of 40+ hours/week). The director will provide leadership and inspiration in support of God’s call for our church to embrace, minister to, and empower youth and young adults in our midst, consistent with the mission of the local church family, the Presbyterian faith, and the culture of the Basking Ridge community. The director will work with volunteer leaders and youth to re-imagine and lead programs in ways that connect with today’s youth and young adults. He/she will encourage, motivate, and engage with each of these groups in ways that help the youth and young adults grow into devoted followers of Christ and active participants in the life of Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.
Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is looking for an experienced youth worker who meet the following qualifications: Strong Christian faith – Experience connecting with, inspiring and leading youth and young adult programs – Exemplary organizational skills – A bachelor’s degree.
Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, heritage, age, or disability. Compensation for this role is in line with experience and congregation size. Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to brandi.kirkland@ministryarchitects.com.

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Kenilworth Union Church , IL – Associate Minister of Youth, Young Adults, and Mission (7-25-22)

Kenilworth Union Church, a well-established, ecumenical church community that is independent of any particular denomination, located in Kenilworth, Illinois, is looking for a full-time Associate Minister of Youth, Young Adults, and Mission.

The Associate Minister leads the congregation’s vibrant, active, and inclusive ministry with youth and young adults grades 7+ including confirmation class, the youth mission trip, and Wednesday evening and Sunday morning youth activities. In addition, the Associate Minister works with the Senior Minister on existing mission giving and expanding missions in the congregation. The Associate Minister will typically supervise and mentor 1-2 staff who support the youth ministry.

This candidate will need to bring high levels of passion and energy for undergirding the many different aspects of our church’s ministry to oversee and continue to create a transformative and faith-forming environment. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree. An M.Div., certification in youth ministry, or a master’s degree in a related field is preferred. The candidate will have experience leading and planning all aspects of a youth ministry consisting of 60-100 youth, and the ability to create activities that help people find God’s guidance and inspiration, as they are sent out to love and serve God and others.

Resumes and inquiries can be directed to Philip Dezern at philip.dezern@ministryarchitects.com.

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Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Carlsbad, CA Full-time Associate Minister (7-6-22)

We are seeking to call an Associate Minister who will be responsible for Social Justice (along with the Senior Minister), Christian Education, and Digital Ministries. These three areas are the main portfolio of the associate. Digital ministries have become an essential tool for all aspects of Pilgrim United Church of Christ, from social justice organizing to Christian Education (working with youth and children) and worship. The Associate should have absolute proficiency with online meetings and all key social media platforms. The associate will also have limited pastoral duties (preaching and worship, visitation, and other duties) as needed or as the associate is interested in engaging in these areas of ministry. Pilgrim Church is an Open and Affirming congregation with a progressive theology, a commitment to spiritual growth and a passion for social justice. We take a non-theistic approach to our understanding of the divine and are profoundly guided by the teachings of the historical Jesus. We are a church with an impact far beyond what our numbers would indicate. We are a leading progressive force in San Diego County and nationally, across a broad spectrum of issues, especially, LGBTQ+, immigration, antiracism, reproductive justice and medical aid in dying.

Important Note: This position is open to clergy of any denomination. If you are not UCC please respond directly to:revshock1@gmail.com

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First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn, IL – Director of Student Ministries (7-6-22)

First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn is an externally focused community of unique and ordinary people seeking to prioritize the life of discipleship together as they celebrate a faith that is more than just Sundays.

The Director of Student Ministries will help develop and sustain student ministry programming designed to enhance students’ growth in Christ. The director will create a program that will inspire and launch discipleship for students, partner with parents, and equip a volunteer team to lead students to embrace a vibrant faith journey.

Qualifications for this position include a deep growing faith in Jesus, a Bachelor’s degree, and 2-3 years of youth ministry experience. This person will build a team of volunteers and work collaboratively with parents to encourage the faith journey of students. Resumes and inquiries should be directed to Laura Addis at laura.addis@ministryarchitects.com.

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Shelbyville Community Church Shelbyville, IN – Pastor of Children’s Ministry (7-6-22)

Shelbyville Community Church is  a welcoming, community-minded non-denominational congregation located within the Indianapolis metropolitan area, is a seeking full-time Pastor of Children’s Ministry who understands the importance of family ministry and is able to lead and equip a strong volunteer team to embrace the next generation of disciples. The  Pastor of Children’s Ministry’s responsibilities are threefold:

Provide long-term vision and infrastructure for a sustainable children’s ministry that develops children into lifelong disciples of Jesus.
Lead and equip a team of children’s ministry volunteers who share ownership of the ministry.
Shape content and programs to give children and families the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need.

Qualifications for this position include understanding of child development, value of Scripture, the ability to equip families to lead their children in faith, strong relational and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to effectively lead a children’s ministry. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of children’s ministry experience.

Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass (elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com).

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First United Methodist Church, Sheridan, AR – Director of Children and Youth Ministries (7-6-22)

FUMC is a well-established, warm, welcoming congregation. It is an active, mission-minded church seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries that will encourage and equip youth and families on a lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus. This individual will be responsible for creating programs and opportunities to inspire and launch the faith of children and youth, partner with and establish trust with parents, and build a vibrant volunteer culture where volunteers love to serve. First United Methodist Church is looking for a candidate who:
● Has a deep-rooted faith and a desire to guide children and youth as they grow in their relationship with Jesus.
● Is able to connect relationally with students, families, and volunteers.
● Has the ability to provide vision and infrastructure for sustainable ministries.
● Creates a safe environment where children and youth feel welcomed and loved.
● Is skilled in recruiting, leading, and equipping volunteer teams.
Qualifications for this position include strong relational, communication, administrative, and organizational skills. Interested candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and three-five years of ministry experience.
Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass (elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com).

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First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, AL – Youth Director (7-6-22)

First Presbyterian Church is a well-established, PCUSA church community, located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is looking for a full-time Youth Director. The Youth Director leads the congregation’s vibrant and active ministry with youth grades 6+ including midweek small groups, Sunday morning Sunday School, Sunday night fellowship, as well as other youth activities including Confirmation. The Youth Director will be asked to lead the youth ministry in its desire to connect, grow, and serve.

This candidate will need to bring high levels of passion and energy for undergirding the many different aspects of our church’s ministry to oversee and continue to create a transformative and faith-forming environment. Candidates with an undergraduate degree and church leadership are preferred. A basic understanding of reformed theology is desired. The candidate will have a strong personal faith, ability to recruit and connect with volunteers, and the ability to create activities that help people find God’s guidance and inspiration, as they are sent out to love and serve God and others.

Resumes and inquiries can be directed to Philip Dezern at philip.dezern@ministryarchitects.com.

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Church of the Holy Comforter, Kenilworth, IL – Director of Youth Ministry (6-17)

We are a welcoming and lively Episcopal congregation committed to diversity and formation seeking a full time Director of Youth Ministry. Church of the Holy Comforter  is committed to its children and youth, and seeks a leader who can implement a ministry to reach its vision. This person, who ideally has at least 3 years of youth ministry experience, will partner with volunteers, paid staff, and parents to foster an exciting and welcoming faith community of youth in grades 3-12.

Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, knowledge of the Episcopal doctrine and traditions, and a well-grounded and robust Christian faith, with the ability to articulate it to young people. Resumes and inquiries can be sent to: katie.dunn-rankin@ministryarchitects.com

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WCUMC, Walnut Creek, CA  and LUMC, Lafayette, CA – Director of Student Ministries (6-8-22)

Do you enjoy working with young people as they explore and grow in faith? Are you open to exploring a new way to do youth ministry? We look forward to having you join our team, working at two churches in the East Bay. The salary range for this part-time position is $25,000 – $30,000 depending on experience. Our new Director of Student Ministries will work 10 hours a week in Walnut Creek and 10 hours a week in Lafayette. The campuses are 6 miles apart.

The main focus of this position is to provide a comprehensive spiritual formation experience for middle-school and high school students.

An ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in ministry and/or teaching in another area (e.g. school teachers, coaches, active volunteers) within this age group. Experience with using technology is a must. Specific theological training is a bonus.

Read Full Job Description and Requirements Here

To apply for the position, please send cover letter and resumé to the Rev. Lauren Michelle Stevens (laurenmichelle@thelumc.org) by July 15, 2022. Expected start date is September 1, 2022.

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Flossmoor Community Church, Flossmoor, IL – Pastoral Care Associate (6-7-22)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:
Provide for the ongoing pastoral care, connection, and spiritual well-being of those in our congregation experiencing difficult transitions and challenging life situations – in particular, our hospitalized, homebound, senior, and disabled church members.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• In collaboration with the Pastor, Diaconate Board Chair and Stephen Ministry Leader, regularly assess our congregation’s care needs, set goals, and develop a plan to strengthen our care ministry in line with our core vision and values
• Serve as primary staff liaison to the Diaconate Board, providing encouragement and care to the caregivers, including Deacons and Stephen Ministers
• Ensure the coordination of regular pastoral visits for those who are hospitalized, homebound, or challenged to gather with the church family
• Assist with pastoral care training, encouraging, and equipping lay people to care for one another with sensitivity and compassion
• Develop appropriate group offerings for holistic support, healing, or education
• Be active in the life of the congregation and assist staff efforts when possible
• Assist with worship leadership when requested
• If applicable, preach up to four times/year
This is a flexible, part-time, exempt leadership position. Regular office hours and Sundays are expected.
For full position details click here. To apply, email your resume, cover letter to pastoralcare@fccfaithful.org

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The Venues, Springfield, MO – Associate Pastor (5-225-22)

Meet The Venues Church:
A Church for All PeopleWe strive to be a gathering of people known for unapologetic love for everyone around us. We are all-inclusive in every aspect. We are a church filled with imperfect people, imperfectly following Jesus. Everyone is welcome here.
A Gathering
Wherever we are, with whomever we are, we are gathered under the identity of Jesus – desiring to express kindness, love, and grace His way. We are and will be a messy place filled with imperfect people. Life is messy. Faith is messy. Let’s get on with helping people.
A Scattering
We are involved and invested in our community – living out the spiritual and social ambition of Jesus to “tell the good news to the poor, announce pardon to the prisoners, give sight to the blind, set the burdened and battered free.” – Luke 4:18-19. We spend considerable time and resources helping underserved people in our community and won’t stop until everyone has felt our love.
About the Associate Pastor:
The Venues is looking for an Associate Pastor whose main purpose is to develop our downtown service (The Venues @ 425), lead ministries, and develop a vision and strategies for the church. This candidate will be in close alignment with the values of The Venues, is passionate about inclusion and has a forward-thinking mindset.
Education & Experience
* An undergraduate degree is required.
* Proven experience in teaching is required.
* A Seminary degree is a plus, preferably one that is progressive
For a more detailed description and to apply, visit: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/job/the-venues-associate-pastor

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First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home, Mountain Home, AR – Director Student Ministries(5/10/22)

This is a full-time, salaried position. It is the expectation of the SPRC that a minimum of 40 hours a week be spent attending to the duties of this job. It is understood that the duties of this job include Sunday morning, Wednesday evening, and some of the tasks may take place both on and off campus.
Overview:
1. Oversees the Student (youth) Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Mountain Home, provides leadership and functions as the primary staff person for Student Ministries
2. Provides weekly programs, Bible studies and other discipleship opportunities
3. Builds relationships with students and families which may come in the form of mission opportunities,
retreats, school lunches, or other special events
4. Enlists, trains, resources and encourages adult leadership for student ministry events (recruitment and
training are an essential part of this position)
5. Encourages and motivates students in a growing commitment and connection to the body of Christ and
expanding contribution to the mission of Christ
6. Helps parents be involved in the spiritual formation of their student’s life
7. Makes decisions on the most effective programs to impact students
8. Prepares, recommends, and maintains an operating budget for the student ministry program
Click here for full job description, qualifications and application.

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First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA – Director of Children and Youth Ministries (4/28/22)

Hopeful for the future of the Christian church? We are too! First Congregational Church, Bellevue, an open and affirming congregation, is searching for a 30 hour a week Director of Children and Youth ministries. We are looking for someone with a passion for sharing progressive Christianity with children and youth. Two years into Covid ministry, we are looking forward to imagining an in-person future that supports children, youth and families. Director of Children and Youth Ministries would directly support and lead children’s programs, along with volunteers, and provide administrative support to youth groups and ministries. We know we are all tired of “pivoting”, but we are hopeful to imagine and dream how children and youth can flourish as children of God. Salary range 38-42k DOE, benefits available. Resume and cover letter may be sent to search@fccbellevue.orgClick here for full details. 

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Aldea Spiritual Community, Tucson, AZ – Sr. Leader/Pastor (4/22/22)

Aldea is a progressive Christian community where we strive to live our life in the way of Jesus and hold love as our highest value. We are an inclusive community. All are welcome, no matter your faith background, or sexual orientation. Aldea explores and improvises on our Christian tradition, while cultivating an appreciation of the wisdom found in other traditions. We believe that our community is always becoming, emerging, and unfolding as we practice our faith and seek God together. Each new person to Aldea brings a new element to what we are becoming.
Desired qualities include:
• Passion. A passion to lead a regular gathering to engage in spiritual topics, teaching, prayer, providing for the spiritual relational and personal well-being of those in our community and seeking justice for all persons.
• Administration. Ability to execute the administrative needs and duties of our community.
• Leadership. Provide leadership to Aldea staff and volunteer community as we forge a path towards our future and embrace opportunities for growth, partnership and outreach.
• Teachable. Embraces and provides feedback and a willingness to be always becoming, emerging and unfolding as we practice our faith to seek God together.
• Flexible. Embraces change and creativity, and understands the nature of working with volunteers in an innovative environment.
Position: Historically, the Sr. Leader position has been part time. We are open to discussion to elevate to a full time position depending on experience, circumstances and needs.
Pay and Benefits: Negotiable
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree – Bible College or Seminary training preferred.
• Prior ministry experience preferred.
Click here for full job description details. Interested applicants please send a cover letter and resume to mrodenboh@loveperiod.org.

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Central Christian Church, Lexington KY – Minister of Faith Formation Position (4/22/22)

Central Christian Church is a progressive, vital, and growing congregation.The church is currently seeking a full-time Minister of Faith Formation who will be an integral part of the development of a comprehensive plan for the children, youth, and adult ministries and implementing changes necessary to accomplish that plan.

Main responsibilities include visioning, relationship building with children, youth, parents, volunteers, adults, and church staff, program leadership growth and development, and recruitment, training, and encouragement of volunteers. Central Christian is seeking someone who will share their passion in welcoming believers who seek to journey in faith with Jesus Christ, as well as questioners who have doubts or do not believe.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree. Some seminary study, up to and including M.Div is preferred. An openness to pursuing commission or ordination is encouraged. A willingness to engage in the Disciples of Christ denomination is required, although all denomination traditions are welcome to apply. Excellent communication and organization skills are a must along with a strong sense of self.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to philip.dezern@ministryarchitects.com.

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The First Congregational Church of Stamford (UCC)  – Office Administrator/Outreach Coordinator (4/14/22)

First Congregational Church of Stamford  is an inclusive/progressive Christian community dedicated to following and sharing the teachings of Jesus, encouraging spiritual growth through worship, education, and fellowship. FCC embraces every human being in the beloved community. All people of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, language, socio economic status, geographic region, and abilities/disabilities are affirmed, loved, and welcomed just as they are.

An Office Administrative/Outreach Coordinator implies an assortment of duties including general office management, bookkeeping coordination, some facilities management, and assisting with outreach opportunities. An OAOC is part of the staff and is a person who is theologically progressive, and who honor’s the congregation’s Relational Covenant. FCC looks for a person that demonstrates God’s calling in their life leading by example, loving and caring for others, and serving with humility in the beloved community of faith.

Click here for full details of position and qualifications. 

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Wellspring Community Church, Des Moines, IA – Permanent Part-Time Minister (4/5/22)

Wellspring Community Church is Affiliated with American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago Region.

We are a “church without walls” seeking a part-time (25-30 hours) pastor who values inclusive language and creative/interactive worship experiences.  We desire a pastor who wants to become part of a small church with a big ministry and very active shared leadership.  Wellspring has a talented lay music ministry, lay education ministers, and faithful members that serve on various committees for the church.  Candidates must be willing to live in the Des Moines metro area.

Wellspring Community Church is a welcoming and affirming Christian faith community grounded in progressive theology.

Salary based on 25-30 hours per week with flexibility.  For a full job description and questions about this unique opportunity, please contact Tammy Guild at guildtammy@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www.wellspringdsm.org for more information.

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New Covenant Community (NCC), Normal, IL – Full-time Pastor (3-9-22)

NCC is a progressive Christian congregation for those who value spiritual searching over religious certainty. NCC has always been known as a More Light, Open and Affirming congregation, a welcoming place centered around equity, equality, and justice. That part of our identity must be maintained. We are a Union Church supported by three denominations: Presbyterian Church (USA); Disciples of Christ; and United Church of Christ.
Mission Statement: Our purpose is to continue in our time what Jesus began in his – working for the healing of our world as an inclusive, compassionate, joyful community.
Preferred qualifications: Formal Training as a Pastor, Clinical Pastoral Education Training, Progressive Christianity
Status: Full Time; Pay: Negotiable, based on education and experience; Benefits: Benefits as typical in the pastor’s denomination.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PASTOR ARE:
Overview: Challenge, motivate, and inspire the congregation. The Pastor must be organized and possess strong leadership skills. Provide spiritual leadership, pastoral care, and administrative and organizational direction to a congregation of 60 members and 10-12 non-member regular attendees, with a focus on preparing for growth and assisting the congregation with a move to a new physical location.
Pastoral
1. Lead Sunday morning worship and other services as necessary. Provide classes leading to spiritual and developmental growth in the congregation and staff. This responsibility will include in person and virtual services. Ability to pivot with direction given by health and governmental officials to maintain safety.
2. Work with the Worship Planning Committee in developing Sunday worship themes and programs. Be willing to conduct thoughtful and inspirational “Reflection“ style service in which the congregation will typically offer thoughts about the sermon topic and questions raised therein immediately following the sermon within the format of the service.
3. Offer open communion to all in each Sunday service.
4. Provide pastoral care and visitation to church members, friends, and visitors with referrals to appropriate professionals for counseling as needed. Accompany and provide emotional support to individuals in times of crisis.
5. Work with the congregation to build a warm, vibrant, and engaging Church community. Develop and encourage programs to strengthen our families, attract youth and families, and build strong cross-generational ties
6. Arrange, communicate, and schedule dialogues and spiritual groups for the congregation.
7. Conduct weddings, funerals, and baptisms in accordance with health and governmental guidelines.
Administrative
1. Lead the congregation through strategic planning, identity, and visioning work as needed. We strive to increase outreach in the community and grow in our congregation in numbers and diverse membership.
2. Help refine structures and processes for managing the Church.
3. Proficiency with utilizing social media and technology skills to facilitate the responsibilities listed above. Together with the congregation members prepare the e-newsletter, and Sunday worship bulletins, and maintain the NCC Facebook page.
4. Work with Steering Committee as an ex-officio member to conduct the business of the church, including fiscal, administrative, and daily operations that support the diverse needs of a congregation. Assist with preparing the agenda, obtain relevant documents for the monthly Steering Committee meetings, and create a monthly Pastor’s Report detailing an overview of the pastor’s church related activities.
5. Support active mission work locally and globally.
6. Serve on the Endowment Committee and Campus Religious Center (CRC), Inc. board. NCC is one of three owners of the CRC, (51%), it has five members on the board, and an equal vote in CRC business. The CRC is in the process of determining whether to sell the CRC building in which NCC holds its services, classes, and business meetings, and where it maintains office space.
Visit our website here and Facebook Page here. Send all inquiries to:Nikki Brauer, Chair of Steering Committee – nbgegel@ilstu.edu

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First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL – Director of Youth Ministry + Digital Media (3-1-22)

First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, Illinois is seeking a full-time staff leader who can guide and develop the ministries that engage 6th-12th grade students in the life of the church. This individual will get to work with a staff team who is committed to caring for its community, placing heavy emphasis on nurturing fellowship, meaningful worship, active discipleship, and faithful service. The congregation of First United is looking for a relationship-building leader who can walk alongside youth as they experience what it means to live a life of faith following Jesus. The director must also be capable of supporting and equipping a team of volunteers who also have a heart for youth.
As a secondary piece of this position, the director will also be responsible for creating and developing digital content that helps the church reach, inform, and engage the community and congregation. This position reports to the senior pastor.
OVERVIEW RESPONSIBILITIES
* Connect with students in 6th-12th grades who have interest in the community of FUPC.
* Recruit, train, equip, and coordinate volunteer leaders, building teams of invested stakeholders who enjoy interacting with students.
* Map out the long-term scope and sequence of discipleship opportunities for youth, incorporating weekly times of gathering, seasonal events, and leadership opportunities.
* Plan and oversee the weekly opportunities for fellowship and faith formation.
* Collaborate with related community networks, school affiliates, and other local entities whose mission it is to serve and love neighbors.
* Draft and steward the annual budgets of the youth ministry and the digital media ministry.
* Develop an annual calendar of digital media content, working with a team for distribution.
* Assist in the planning of the seasonal themes, overarching rhythm and flow of communication,vand create consistency with the culture and community of FUPC.
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
The responsibilities of this role encompass a variety of relational skills along with a small subset of technical skills. The ideal candidate has a heart for the local church and is a self-starter, able to attend to their workloads efficiently and manage multiple projects at the same time. Experience in the following areas will be most beneficial to the work:
* Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
* Organizational skills
* Attention to detail
* Creative problem solving
* Bachelor’s level education completed in a related field of study
* 3-5 years developing ministries with long-term planning
* A theology that celebrates and values all people, aligned with the PCUSA denomination
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com. To learn more, visit firstunitedpres.org.

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Grace Church of NW Arkansas –  Outreach and Operations Leader (2-22-22)

The purpose of this position is to provide operations leadership, facilitate community outreach, participate in organization, and support the people of Grace by helping launch individuals and the collective Body into ministry. They will help our focus in making progress in our expressed mission, vision and values which includes present-day operations as well as long-term goals. Finally, they will work collaboratively with our administrator and leadership team to continue to strive to attain those goals.
Requirements:
* Deep desire to follow and know Jesus as part of Grace Church.
* Likes working with and connecting people to see them grow and flourish as apprentices to Jesus.
* Good organizational skills, ability to multitask, think comprehensively about tasks, and meet deadlines.
* Takes initiative, self-motivated and is proactive in anticipating the needs of the church.
* Experience managing a team, family, or related.
* Some experience with writing, editing, or design; would consider themselves creative.
* Team-focused, collaborative, and diplomatic. Flexibility and willingness to be available to leaders, church body, and people with whom we may share our future building.
* Aligned on the “Become, Belong, Believe” morals and values that Grace Church of NWA abides in – see details here.
* Regular participation in the life of Grace Church of NWA (Such as: attending Sunday gatherings, participating in the worship team or teaching team, going to a table group, attending special events, etc)
* Most of all, excitement and buy-in about the unique calls and opportunities of Grace Church of NWA to be the hands and feet of Christ in this time and space.
Primary Responsibilities:
* Always be pursuing your own personal spiritual development.
* Healthy participation in the life of Grace Church.
* Manage a calendar for the church, answering our phone, and managing requests from people through form on the website/email.
* Participate on the teaching team which includes: helping develop the teaching guide to supplement the weekly message, taking meeting notes, following up with any person that had action times to achieve from that meeting.
* Assume the authority to approve most day to day operations (especially time sensitive or minor decisions).
* Be able to “keep the pulse” on the overall health and participation and commitment of the Church body through pastoral care. Achieve this by hearing folks needs or requests and either addressing them or getting it to the person or group that can help address it.
* Recruit, manage, and coordinate volunteers for Sunday Gatherings and other projects that require volunteers.
* Work with and support folks in charge of each ‘team’ within the church (Operations, Sunday Morning Coordination, Worship Team, AV Team, Kids Ministry, Outreach, etc). Think comprehensively about each function and operation of these teams as well as your own and make sure that for whatever it requires, you have assigned someone to maintain or take ownership of it. (example:Thinking about Sunday Morning Coordination, make sure you or someone else is responsible for replenishing perishable communion supplies.)
* Offer input as well as manage logistics of various campaigns, initiatives, worship experiences, or events (like church retreats) throughout the year and organize member involvement well in advance of them taking place.
* Work with our administrator to keep an updated list of members’ contact information in our database. Additionally, keep track of table groups & their meeting times and places.
* Work with our administrator to regularly develop, maintain and create content for a media calendar. Work collaboratively to use tools available to us such as social media, website, print announcements, online newsletter, mass texting, and others to make the body of Grace Church and those in our community aware of opportunities to serve, pray, worship, fellowship and engage with outreach.
* Solicit, write, edit and/or post regular content to the Grace Church blog to articulate the vision, ministry and identity of Grace Church.
* Part time – Flexible, but average about 20 hr/week, $18/hr. Interested? Fill out an application here,  Or email administrator@gracechurchnwa.org with any questions.

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West End Community Church, Nashville, TN – Director of Children’s Ministry (1-10-22) 

West End Community Church , a welcoming, relational Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) congregation near downtown Nashville, is seeking an experienced, vision-minded full-time Director of Children’s Ministry who is able to lead and equip a strong volunteer team to embrace the next generation of disciples. The Director of Children’s Ministries

Responsibilities are three-fold:

● Provide long-term vision and infrastructure for a sustainable children’s ministry that

develops children into lifelong disciples of Jesus.

● Lead and equip a team of children’s ministry staff and volunteers who share

ownership of the ministry.

● Shape content and programs to give children and families the knowledge, skills,

and experiences they need

Qualifications for this position include understanding of child development, value of Scripture, the ability to equip families to lead their children in faith, strong relational and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to effectively lead a large children’s ministry. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) and substantial children’s ministry experience. Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass (elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com).

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Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Basking Ridge, N.J. –  Full-time Director of Youth Ministry(1-10-22)

Are you an experienced director of youth ministry looking for a wonderful, inclusive, and welcoming new church home? Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church  (PCUSA) is in search of a full-time Director of Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and their Families. The director will provide leadership and inspiration in support of God’s call for our church to embrace, minister to, and empower youth and young adults in our midst, consistent with the mission of the local church family, the Presbyterian faith, and the culture of the Basking Ridge community. The director will work with volunteer leaders and youth to re-imagine and lead programs in ways that connect with today’s youth and young adults. He/she will encourage, motivate, and engage with each of these groups in ways that help the youth and young adults grow into devoted followers of Christ and active participants in the life of Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.

Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church is looking for an experienced youth worker who meets the following qualifications:

  • Strong Christian faith.
  • Experience connecting with, inspiring and leading youth and young adult programs.
  • Exemplary organizational skills.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • This position is a full-time ministry with the expectation of an average time commitment of 40+ hours per week.

Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) welcomes everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, heritage, age, or disability. Compensation for this role is in line with experience and congregation size. Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to brandi.kirkland@ministryarchitects.com – See website for full details.

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Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Walnut Creek, CA – Director of Music Ministry (1-10-22)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Walnut Creek United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Music Ministry. We are a progressive congregation that believes that music is central to the life of worship and the congregation. Candidates must have experience working in choral direction. They also should have had experience working with adult, youth and children’s choirs. We seek a director that has the ability and desire to meld a variety of music genres into the life of the church, including traditional and contemporary. The Director of Music Ministry collaborates with clergy, staff, choir members, other musicians, and members of the congregation to provide a robust music ministry.

This is a 30 hour per week position. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For more information: contact the Rev. Colin Kerr-Carpenter at (925) 478-3151 or email: pastorcolin@walnutcreekumc.org. 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to pastorcolin@walnutcreekumc.org  by February 15, 2021.

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Houston, TX – Full-Time Director of Youth Ministries

(1/3/22)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is a neighborhood church and is a traditional congregation with diverse perspectives ranging from progressive to conservative. The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) will oversee and coordinate formation for all youth in grades 6-12. The ideal candidate is one with vision and the ability to create and foster an environment of welcome, learning, and spiritual growth in young people to live out St. Mark’s mission “to be a light in the world”.

The DYM will collaborate with volunteers, staff, and clergy to develop and deliver engaging programs across all facets of the church, including worship, connection, service, and learning with the purpose of empowering youth in their faith journey.

Successful candidates will have deep faith and a love for the Episcopal Church, a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of paid ministry experience. A candidate with the ability to demonstrate relational skills with young people as well as provide the organization for a sustainable program is desired. A comprehensive compensation package is available.

To see the full job description and responsibilities and see more about St. Mark’s, follow this link:https://stmarks-houston.org/children-youth-adults. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Martha Whitesides
martha.whitesides@ministryarchitects.com.

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First Presbyterian Church,  Bend, Or – Associate Pastor for Youth/(01/03/22)

The Associate Pastor for Youth will be responsible for a wide range of activities and initiatives. These include providing meaningful relationships and opportunities for teens and their families to deepen their spirituality in a revolutionary, inclusive and collaborative manner in alignment with the vision and mission of Spacious Christianity practiced at First Presbyterian Church of Bend. This position oversees all youth pastoral care, programming design, content and implementation. The focus of this position will be building relationships. There will also be a focus of collaborating in creating a safe community space for teens. This position would join a creative and collegial staff team working together creating intergenerational opportunities for worship, learning, service and justice-seeking. This position reports to Lead Pastor.

Roles and Responsibilities

Leadership:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with middle and high-school youth and their families.
  • Create and support intergenerational opportunities for youth.
  • Develop and sustain a safe and welcoming community space for all youth.
  • Collaborate with other youth ministries and organizations advocating well-being and wholeness of youth.
  • Partner with staff and ministry leaders for cohesive church planning and community representation.

Ministry:

  • Promote the mental health and well-being of youth.
  • Notice, affirm, and cultivate the gifts of the Spirit in youth.
  • Curate and cultivate the worship, faith and spiritual life for youth and their families.
  • Recruit, care for and train volunteers working with youth.
  • Be present in the Bend community and represent First Presbyterian Bend as a resource for all students.
  • Identify ways to connect youth to the wider Bend community and world, including opportunities to participate in service, peacemaking and social justice activities.

Administrative:

  • Develop and steward the Youth Ministries budget.
  • Partner with other staff in planning and integration.

Qualities

  • Spiritual maturity, depth and openness.
  • Love for youth and the gifts they bring.
  • Willingness to try new things and learn from failure.
  • Sense of humor.
  • An inclusive theology and a passion for all God’s children to flourish.
  • Desire to pursue and walk with others in the peace-making way of Jesus.

Skills

  • Empathetic listening
  • Collaboration
  • Strong spoken and written nonviolent communication skills
  • Creative Conflict Resolution
  • Initiative
  • Technologically savvy
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Creative vision and strategic management
  • Bridge builder

Education and Experience: Master’s degree and experience in youth ministry preferred
Compensation: Full Time. Compensation depends on education and experience.
Applicants can contact the Rev. Dr. Steven Koski at skoski@bendfp.org or Kally Elliott at kelliott@bendfp.org.
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Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge, NC – Full-time Director Of Children and Youth(11/24/21)

Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, a welcoming, friendly Presbyterian USA
congregation northwest of Greensboro, NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry who is able to lead and equip a strong volunteer team to embrace the next generation of disciples. The Director of Children and Youth Ministry’s responsibilities are three-fold:
● Provide long-term vision and infrastructure for a sustainable children’s and youth
ministry that develops children and youth into lifelong disciples of Jesus.
● Lead and equip a team of volunteers who assist with children’s and youth activities
and events.
● Shape content and programs that give children and youth the knowledge, skills,
and experiences they need.
Qualifications for this position include understanding of child and adolescent development, strong relational and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to effectively lead children and youth. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree and related experience with children and youth. Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass (elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com).

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St. George’s Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg, VA – Full-time Director Of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries (11/24/21)

St. George’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant and inclusive congregation committed to welcome all. St. George’s is seeking a collaborative and innovative Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries to take this ministry to the next level. The ideal candidate will have a deep faith that is demonstrated by building relationships with both children and youth as well as their caregivers to provide opportunities for formation, fellowship, and pastoral care.
The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries will manage all aspects of the ministry for nursery to Grade 12 including but not limited to programs and events, outreach and service, worship involvement, volunteer stewardship, family and youth pastoral care, communications and visioning for the future.
Successful candidates will have a love for the Episcopal Church, a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of paid ministry experience. A candidate with previous training or experience with Godly Play or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is preferred. True to St. George’s commitment to racial justice and LGBTQIA+ inclusion, people of color and queer-identifying individuals are highly encouraged to apply. The position is open to lay, ordained or graduating seminarian candidates. A comprehensive compensation package is available.
To learn more about St. George’s, visit their website To see the full job description and responsibilities, click here. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Martha Whitesides at martha.whitesides@ministryarchitects.com.

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Bayview Association of the United Methodist Church, Petoskey, MI – Worship Director (11/3/21)

The Director of Worship and Religious Life is responsible for the management and operation of the Worship program at Bay View. In this role, the Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the search and organization of speakers and religious lecturers for the Assembly season and its surrounding weeks. The deadline for submitting the required documentation is November 30th by 5PM. The job description, how to apply, and other information about Bay View Association and the Worship Program can be found on the website here.
Click here for PDF of full details and how to apply.

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Bee Creek United Methodist Church, Spicewood, TX – Children’s Ministry Director(10/21/21)

Job Summary:
The Children’s Director (CD) will coordinate, facilitate and supervise the children’s
ministry at Bee Creek UMC. The CD will also serve in a supervisory role in the
nursery and the Bee Kids program. The candidate must be detail oriented and
possess strong administrative and relational skills.
Click here for full description, qualifications and application process.

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Bethany Community Church – Green Lake Campus, Seattle, WA – Full-Time Director Of Children’s Ministries (10/18/21)

● Is your passion a “10” when it comes to building innovative, transformational ministry for children and families?
● Are you a joy-filled connector who loves to equip and empower volunteers? ● Do you have

a contagious enthusiasm for learning, with a robust knowledge of scripture? ● Are you ready to grow roots in one location and invest deeply in a church filled with young families?
If this resonates, you’ll want to consider an exciting opportunity in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Bethany Community Church, a large, vibrant, non-denominational, multi-site church is seeking an experienced, full-time children’s ministry director/pastor, with at least five years of demonstrated success in leading a vibrant children’s ministry in a larger church context. This position will serve at the Green Lake campus, the original and largest of the six sites.
As a member of the family ministry team, you’ll be overseeing ministry for children, birth through 5th grade, supervising a nursery coordinator, and an early childhood coordinator, while providing direct ministry to elementary and preteens. Strong candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in a ministry or related educational field, feel called and energized to serve children and families, love engaging with God’s Word, have demonstrated success in building volunteer teams, and possess a willingness to explore creative post-pandemic ministry models.
Does this sound like a great fit? If so, we’d love to talk with you! Please share your resume and cover letter: melinda.kinsman@ministryarchitects.com

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First Parish in Lincoln, MA Seeks Settled Full-Time Senior Minister (10/10/21)

First Parish in Lincoln, a mid-sized liberal Protestant parish with roots in the 1750s, seeks a settled full-time Senior Minister, starting August 2022.  Located in suburban Boston, FPL is an interdenominational church (UUA-UCC) open to all, serving a membership that includes a wide range of faith backgrounds.  We have a long tradition of active lay leadership that has creatively sustained and engaged our congregation throughout the pandemic.  We seek an experienced, substantive, and inspiring speaker; a dedicated, caring pastor; and a skillful, energetic collaborator willing to take active part in community life, to nurture growth and diversity in our membership, and to support FPL’s social justice and environmental action initiatives in our region and beyond.  Adjacent parsonage available. For details about the search visit www.fplincoln.org/ministerial-search/, which will be updated with additional information about our church and community throughout the fall.

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North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis – Minister of Youth and Young Adults (9/2/21)

The Minister of Youth and Young Adults will serve North United Methodist Church by developing and coordinating effective and comprehensive ministries to and with youth and young adults, and providing leadership and supervision of staff members, lay leaders, and volunteers involved in this ministry area. Approximately ¾ time will be devoted to youth (grades six through twelve) and ¼ time will be devoted to young adults (age 18-30).

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES – Eligibility for this position requires that the person have already demonstrated the following:
 Strong support of North Church’s ministry and mission
 Passion for youth and young adult ministries
 Demonstrated skill in maintaining confidentiality
 Entrepreneurial spirit and creativity for developing new ministries
 Self-motivation to accomplish goals in an intelligent, compassionate, and trusting work environment
 Excellent communication skills
 Ability to constructively handle stress and pressure
 A strong team-orientation that relates comfortably and confidently to church leadership, peers, and subordinates, cultivating strong, quality relationships for the church and its leaders

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
 Bachelor degree with substantial youth ministry experience required
 Preference for Master of Arts in Youth Ministries or Master of Divinity degree

Click here for full Job Description. Send resume and cover letter, including experience to: North United Methodist Church, Amy Sell, asell@northchurchindy.com with subject: “Minister of Youth and Young Adults Application”

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Christ Church, Winnetka, Illinois – Director Youth Ministries (8/26/21).

Christ Church is a vibrant, growing parish located steps from Lake Michigan in Winnetka, Illinois. The congregation values a faith experience that is rooted in the deep traditions of Episcopal liturgy and relevant for life today. Christ Church is seeking an innovative and relational Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) to shepherd youth and their families toward this mission. The ideal candidate will have a heart for youth and their families, endeavoring to instill a life-long faith through fellowship, learning, and service.
The DYM will manage all aspects of youth ministry for grades 5-12 including but not limited to programs and events, outreach and service, worship involvement, volunteer stewardship, family and youth pastoral care, communications and visioning for the future. This role will work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministries as well as other relevant staff (communications, music, clergy, etc.) and volunteers.
Christ Church desires a DYM with a deep, sustaining personal faith who connects authentically with young people and endeavors to walk alongside them in spiritual growth. Experience in teaching or ministry is desired but not required; relational abilities and transferable skills are more important than previous job titles. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and the position is open to lay, ordained or graduating seminarian candidates. A comprehensive compensation package is available. To learn more about Christ Church, visit their website at https://www.christchurchwinnetka.org/. To see the full job description and responsibilities, follow this link: https://www.christchurchwinnetka.org/grow-with-us. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to martha.whitesides@ministryarchitects.com.

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University Christian Church in Ft. Worth, TX –  Full-time Minister to Students (8-6-21)

This individual will build and manage a team of full-time professionals that equip youth and young adults to transform the world by living out Christ’s courageous love. Ideal for this role would be an innovative, detail-oriented, hands-on visionary who empowers teams of leaders within a sustainable model of ministry. This position reports to the Executive Minister.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
● Mentor and equip full-time staff leaders
● Map out the overarching scope & sequence of discipleship from 6th-12th grades and post-high school, college-aged young adults
● Build and foster bridges of connection and community with students at the neighboring Texas Christian University (TCU) campus
● Actively engage with youth, young adults, and families, both inside and outside the church
● Recruit, train, coordinate, and support teams of volunteer leaders
● Create pathways for youth and young adults to serve within the church and community, regularly participating in intergenerational opportunities
● Provide supportive resources for parents
● Organize the infrastructure of the ministry, ordering paperwork, guiding processes, implementing systems, communicating with stakeholders, and managing child protective policies
● Steward the budget and maintain the financial accountability of the ministry
Qualifications for this position are:
● Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred
● Experience leading teams towards sustainability, either in a faith-based setting or a related field
● Experience implementing vision in relevant, meaningful ways
● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
● Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
● Strong competence and comfort with technology, including effectively utilizing platforms of digital communications and social media
● Ability to work as part of a team
● Demonstrated leadership skills and strong work ethic
● Passion for helping youth and young adults know the love of Christ
● A person of Christian faith with an understanding of and alignment with the theology of a congregation in the Disciples of Christ tradition, valuing and celebrating all people
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.
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First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, Director of Children and Family Ministries

Located in downtown Spokane, First Presbyterian Church of Spokane is a caring and warm congregation committed to reaching Spokane with the love of Christ, is in search of their next Director of Children and Family Ministries. This person will provide primary leadership for children and families at First Presbyterian Church, be responsible for leading a robust volunteer and staff team, equip and inspire children as they begin a lifetime of discipleship and adventure in following Jesus into his Kingdom, equip parents, and serve as a liaison for family ministry to the congregation and larger community.

Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Leading Staff and Volunteers
  • Overseeing Weekly and Annual Programming
  • Supporting Parents and Families
  • Being a Liaison for the Children’s Ministry to the Church and Community

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Committed to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, with a desire to walk alongside children and families on their faith journey
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of experience in children’s and/or family ministry
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain a robust volunteer system
  • Excitement
  • Empathy for and ability to effectively communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds, both written and
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and

Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to search@ministryarchitects.com.

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Impact Church – 2 Openings: Pastor and Youth Pastor(6-30-21)

Impact Church is seeking a full-time pastor to oversee and support all discipleship opportunities for children, youth, young adults, and their families. The responsibilities of this role center on casting vision and clarifying mission for all NxT-G Ministries, assuring alignment with the overarching mission and vision of Impact Church. This position is expected to lead and is crucial to the growth, stability, and maintenance of NxT-G as it pertains to all persons from birth through college-aged young adulthood and the overall church.

NxT-G Ministries at Impact Church encompasses all children, students, young adults, and their families. The NxT-G Pastor knows, understands, plans, and executes as a part of a strategic team that includes the Youth Pastor, Children’s Pastor, and an Executive Team of leaders. Impact Church is a fast-paced setting with an evolving daily environment that requires its leaders to be flexible and inventive.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
* Equipping the NxT-G Children’s Pastor and the NxT-G Youth Pastor as they build teams of staff and volunteers to reach and disciple children and youth
* Providing pastoral care and guidance to the families engaged with NxT-G Ministries
* Creating, innovating, and holding accountable the systems and processes necessary for onboarding and sustaining volunteer ministry teams
* Guiding the overarching scope and sequence from birth into young adulthood
* Structuring a ministry for college-aged young adults
* Creating partnerships with community agencies, schools, and fellow ministry affiliates
* Developing educational, connectional, and spiritual opportunities for parents/guardians
* Writing & stewarding the NxT-G budget along with other administrative responsibilities
Qualifications for this position are: 
* Post-high school education and/or experience serving with youth, young adults, and teams, specifically in ministry or a related field of study
* Proficient understanding and grounding in family systems and team dynamics
* Resourceful, readily demonstrating expertise in a variety of concepts, practices, procedures, styles, and approaches to ministry and sustainable systems
* Comfortable utilizing technology, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive Applications, and social media platforms
* Must exhibit spiritual maturity, self-awareness, and cultural competence across many dimensions of diversity
* Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to a variety of stakeholders
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

Impact Church is seeking a full-time youth pastor to lead the discipleship opportunities for young persons from 6th-12th grades. Impact Church is a fast-paced setting with an evolving daily environment that requires its leaders to be flexible and inventive. The responsibilities of this role center on encouraging the care of and Christian growth for middle school and high school students. This position is expected to lead and is crucial to the growth, stability, and maintenance of NxT-G as it pertains to ages 12-18 and the overall church.

NxT-G Ministries at Impact Church encompasses all children, students, young adults, and their families. The youth pastor knows, understands, plans, and executes as a part of a strategic team that includes the NxT-G Pastor and the Children’s Pastor.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
* Committing heart, soul, effort, and focus to the youth program and its development
* Leading with innovation and creativity from singular program plans to overarching scope, sequence, and structure of the ministry
* Developing positive relationships with youth and their parents
* Recruiting, training, and scheduling staff and volunteers effectively
* Fostering relationships with partner schools, their staff, and their students
* Assisting with and maintaining the NxT-G budget as well as organizing other administrative responsibilities
Qualifications for this position are: 
* Post-high school education and/or experience serving with youth, young adults, and teams, specifically in ministry or a related field of study
* Proficient understanding and grounding in pre-adolescent, adolescent, and early adulthood stages of life (from 12-18 years of age)
* Resourceful, readily demonstrating expertise in a variety of youth ministry concepts, practices, procedures, styles, and approaches
* Comfortable utilizing technology, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive Applications, and social media platforms
* Must exhibit spiritual maturity, self-awareness, and cultural competence across many dimensions of diversity
* Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to a variety of stakeholders
* Demonstrated leadership skills with a strong, independent work ethic
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Houston, TX  – Associate Director of Student Ministry (6-30-21)

St. Luke’s UMC is a vibrant, growing church and student ministry located in the heart of Houston, TX is searching for an Associate Director of Student Ministry. We are looking for a passionate, Christ-loving leader to join our large student ministry team, who desires to partner with parents to foster lifelong faith while also reaching out to students currently outside of the church. The Associate Director is responsible for implementing and participating in Student Ministry programs while providing Christian guidance to students. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Student Ministries.

Requirements & Attributes 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Prior experience, as either a leader or participant, in Christian youth-centered programs

  • Solid oral communication skills and the ability to foster effective interpersonal relationships

  • Tact, diplomacy and sensitivity in dealing with middle schoolers, their parents and volunteers

  • Ability to plan, organize and facilitate events

  • Proficiency in MS Office, use of the internet and social media

  • Ability to be a model for incarnational and relational ministry during Student Ministry programs

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to pass a background check. Interested candidates can submit their resume to stlukesstudentministrysearch@gmail.com.

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The River Church Community, San Jose, CA – Full-time Youth Pastor(6-21-21)

The River Church Community, a relevant, diverse ECC (Evangelical Covenant Church) congregation near downtown San Jose, CA, is seeking an authentic full-time Youth Pastor who is able to lead and equip a strong volunteer team to embrace the next generation of disciples. The youth pastor’s responsibilities are three-fold:
● Provide long-term vision and infrastructure for a sustainable youth ministry that develops youth into lifelong disciples of Jesus.
● Lead and equip a team of youth staff, volunteers, and students who share ownership of the ministry.
● Shape content and programs that give youth the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need.
Qualifications for this position include understanding of adolescent development, experience working in a multicultural, multi economic, and multiracial environment, ability to engage in tough issues with students, parents, and volunteers, strong relational and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to effectively lead 50-80 students on a regular basis. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or enrollment in a graduate program preferred) and related experience with youth. Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass (elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com).

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Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE – Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries (6-10-21)

Do you thrive on innovating creative ways to engage children, youth, and families in spiritual formation? Do you enjoy forming environments for students and children to explore their faith in relation to our current cultural moment? Does being part of a church family with deep roots in the community and a desire to empower strong intergenerational connection sound life-giving?

Then you want to consider becoming Westminster Presbyterian Church’s next Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, this vibrant, progressive, and welcoming PC (USA) church has a rich history of experiencing lives transformed by God’s boundless love within the congregation and the community.

In this full-time role, eighty percent of your time will be devoted to building a captivating youth and children’s ministry, supervising a team that includes a nursery director, a preschool director, and an associate youth pastor. The remaining twenty percent of your time will be given to supporting adult leaders in generating transformative spiritual environments for adults.

If you are a passionate team builder, have at least a Bachelor’s degree in theology or education, demonstrated experience working in Christian spiritual formation and education, embrace progressive theology, and are energized by the challenge of innovating relevant ministry in our rapidly changing culture, we’d love to hear from you! Resumes, cover letters, and inquiries can be sent to melinda.kinsman@ministryarchitects.com.

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North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN  – Minister of Youth and Young Adults (6-10-21)

The Minister of Youth and Young Adults will serve North United Methodist Church by developing and coordinating effective and comprehensive ministries to and with youth and young adults, and providing leadership and supervision of staff members, lay leaders, and volunteers involved in this ministry area. Approximately ¾ time will be devoted to youth (grades six through twelve) and ¼ time will be devoted to young adults (age 18-30).

Eligibility for this position requires that the person have already demonstrated the following:
* Strong support of North Church’s ministry and mission
* Passion for youth and young adult ministries
* Demonstrated skill in maintaining confidentiality
* Entrepreneurial spirit and creativity for developing new ministries
* Self-motivation to accomplish goals in an intelligent, compassionate, and trusting work environment
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to constructively handle stress and pressure
* A strong team-orientation that relates comfortably and confidently to church leadership, peers, and subordinates, cultivating strong, quality relationships for the church and its leaders
Education/Experience
* Bachelor degree with substantial youth ministry experience required
* Preference for Master of Arts in Youth Ministries or Master of Divinity degree

Click here for full job description/details.   Send resume and cover letter, including experience to: North United Methodist Church, Amy Sell, asell@northchurchindy.com with subject: “Minister of Youth and Young Adults Application”

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Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, PA – Director of Children and Youth Ministry (6-4-21)

Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, PA, a progressive/emergent church, is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries.  This individual will help develop youth and faith formation programs, for our church, Learning center and the Hellertown community.  The ideal person for this role will be an innovative, detail-oriented, hands-on person, with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Playing a musical instrument for group activities would be an extra special benefit.  This position reports to the Pastor.  This position is funded for a minimum 3 year term.  Agreement with Christ Lutheran Church’s faith Statement is essential. clcht.org

Primary responsibilities for the position include:
Creating a Youth and Young family ministry.

* Actively engage with children, youth, and families, both inside and outside the church walls
* Create social, educational, and Christian service, youth activities
* Recruit, train, coordinate, and support teams of volunteer leaders
* Create pathways for children and youth to serve with other ministry teams and
regularly participate in intergenerational opportunities
* Provide supportive resources for parents
* Organize the infrastructure of the ministry, guiding processes, implementing systems, and managing child protective policies
* Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders, both inside the church and those who are a part of the community
* Steward the budget and maintain the financial accountability of the ministry

Qualifications for this position are:
* A person of Christian faith that accepts our Faith Statement
* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred
* Musical talent is a strong plus
* Experience in youth ministry
* Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
* Strong competence and comfort with technology, including effectively utilizing platforms of digital communications, social media.
* Ability to work as part of a team
* Demonstrated leadership skills and strong work ethic
* Passion for helping children, youth, and their parents know and love Jesus

Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to Pastor Phil, pspohn@clcht.org

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St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, SC – Minister of Family Outreach(6-4-21)

St. Mark United Methodist Church, a well-established United Methodist congregation, is seeking an energetic and creative full-time Minister of Family Outreach to serve in Seneca, SC, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The minister’s responsibilities are two-fold:

  • Lead teams and individuals to design biblically focused ministries to enrich the lives of young people within the church and the broader community
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and support all volunteer and paid staff in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Qualifications for this position include strong relational and organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and the desire and ability to plan for the future of family ministry through visioning, innovation, and enrollment progression. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) and related experience with youth. Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass (elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com).

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St. Francis House Student Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI – Episcopal Chaplain (6-4-21)

St. Francis House Student Center is seeking a full-time Episcopal chaplain to reboot a dormant ministry and reach hundreds of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This individual sets the course and tone for St. Francis House, a spiritual home away from home that aims to be an oasis for young adults in an anxious world. Ideal for this role is a visionary focused on student care and community transformation. A connectional, detail-oriented, magnetic leader who has a passion for young adult faith formation and understands the intricate dynamics of serving in an academic environment. This position currently reports directly to the Bishop, is supported by the St. Francis House Board, and supervises a part-time administrative assistant.

Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Fostering an open, welcoming, and affirming community of Christian fellowship and discipleship that is culturally aware, inclusive, and radically welcoming to all.
  • Developing and executing an annual calendar of events and opportunities that builds momentum and allows students to engage with faith-strengthening and community-building experiences.
  • Engaging and effectively involving volunteers as an integral part of the ministries.
  • Employing strategies for building and enhancing the reputation of St. Francis House on campus, in the community, and throughout the diocese.
  • Managing the physical environment and daily upkeep of St. Francis House.
  • Presenting and demonstrating a passion for the Gospel in ways that others find compelling, enabling them to live out the Gospel in their own lives.

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Must be in good standing with the Episcopal Church and hold a working knowledge of the culture, structure, and expressions of the Anglican tradition.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is desired, preferably in divinity or a related theological field.
  • A passion for faith formation and a theology that celebrates and values all people.
  • Must exhibit spiritual maturity, self-awareness, and cultural competence across many dimensions of diversity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a strong, independent work ethic

Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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St. Luke’s UMC, Indianapolis, IN – Has two openings. (5-13-21)

Director of Contemporary Worship and the Arts

At St. Luke’s we are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ. We are committed to our community on the northside of Indianapolis and a membership of over 6,ooo. People are attracted to St. Luke’s for our values – regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or socioeconomic background.
Position Overview
The Director of Contemporary Music and the Arts (Exempt, Salaried, Full-time ) will be responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and growth of contemporary worship services at St. Luke’s. Responsibilities include leadership of vocal and instrumental teams, all additional creative expressions for worship and thematic support (i.e. dance, drama, art, video) and collaborating on the production of all additional worship elements for the contemporary service; logistics for communion and other special events).
Qualifications
• Demonstrate passion about the Christian faith, actively seek to grow in personal relationship with God, and be committed to the mission and purpose of St. Luke’s.
• Knowledge of current, popular Christian music in a diversity of styles from what is played on K-Love to Gospel, R&B and world music.
• Experience arranging songs for vocalists and musicians in a worship setting
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience leading congregations in worship
• Bachelor’s Degree -preferably in music or a related field
• Background in a mainline denomination is preferred
In addition to submitting a resume and cover letter, please include a video of yourself leading worship AND a video of you and your primary instrument (piano or guitar) singing a song – send to hr@stlukesumc.com or visit their website here.

Small Group Coordinator for Adult Discipleship

Position Overview
The Small Group Coordinator for Adult Discipleship will work as part of the Adult Discipleship Team and be specifically focused on maintaining and growing the small group ministry while providing departmental support and leading other ministry projects as needed. This position requires occasional Sunday and evening work. Candidate will Demonstrate passion about the Christian faith, actively seek to grow in personal relationship with God, and be committed to the mission and purpose of St. Luke’s.

Bachelor’s Degree, strong communication, leadership, organization, planning, creativity, and volunteer development skills. Skilled at idea implementation and follow through. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Zoom; willingness to learn other programs as needed. Currently involved or willing to become involved in the St. Luke’s worshipping community.

This is a part-time position (25 hours) per week. Click here to visit our website for a complete job description and to learn more about St. Luke’s.

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Granby U.C.C., a collaboration between First and South Churches, Granby, CT – Director of Young Adult Ministry (4/20/21)

We are seeking an energetic Director of Young Adult Ministry to spearhead a renewed culture of vitality and Christian life among its youth while reaching out to other youth in Granby. There are currently 12-15 active youth group members. Granby UCC hopes that a joint Director of Young Adult Ministry will successfully grow the program to impact many more local youth.

The purpose of this ministry is to create a safe community in which youth can:
*learn to trust their gifts and judgement,
*explore the spiritual and ethical questions of being human, and
*make an impact on the world through service to God and others.

We are Open and Affirming congregations. We welcome all individuals and families who desire to share in our community of faith. We affirm the dignity and worth of every person, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, mental or physical ability or sexual orientation.

The primary qualification is to be a person of living faith who is passionate about teens and their faith journey. The ideal candidate will have experience guiding teens and must be able to lead by example.

The responsibilities of this 20-hour per week /10-month position are anticipated to grow and change over time as the program evolves and the state of our world (COVID-19) unfolds. The candidate will also assist with/participate in worship services as needed at each congregation. Salary range: $25,000-$32,000 Annually (Salary commensurate with experience). Click here for full job description and details for qualifications. Candidates are directed to forward resume and cover letter to Heather Dobbert, First Church Member, at heatherdobbert@gmail.com/860-819-1528.

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Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI – Pastor Position (4-14-21)

Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church is located in Milwaukee near the spectacular
shoreline of Lake Michigan.
Believing in a spacious Christianity through which grace cultivates hope, healing and
purpose, Tippe Church is open and affirming, where everybody is welcome and can
grow, ask questions, have doubts and walk with others. We lovingly refer to ourselves
as “Soulful Misfits”.
As Pastor, you will receive support of a community of believers, doubters, thinking
doers and pray-ers who are changing lives in visible ways.
For example:
Living Waters Contemplative Life Center provides spiritual expansion through classes,
retreats and healing arts practitioners.
Divine Intervention Ministry now supports people without homes with nine connected
ministries throughout the year.
Arts Science Literacy Camp provides educational ministry for disadvantaged children
through innovative ‘camp’ formats.
Another Tippe annual project is “Tippe Gardens” which includes 38 raised garden beds
as well as a rooftop garden. Collectively, the gardens provide more than 3500 pounds
of vegetables annually. These veggies are given to an organization that distributes
them to families in need.
As a member of PCUSA, Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, affirming
congregation blessing all in life…in marriage and in singleness and in leadership.
If all of this sounds exciting to you, please prayerfully ponder your spiritual career
path toward us.
For more information, visit http://www.tippechurch.org/pastoral-transition.html
To apply, send resume, with a cover letter and/or PIF to pnctippechurch@gmail.com

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The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC) – Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. (1/25/21)

Our senior pastor will be a gifted preacher, who can draw on theological scholarship and provide us with practical suggestions for living our faith. We seek a leader who is also committed to social justice, racial equality, and inclusivity. We seek an administrative leader who can oversee a dedicated staff and a committed lay leadership. We seek a pastor who can help us grow spiritually. We seek a pastor who can help provide pastoral care for all congregants. We seek a servant leader as we live our Christian faith in a broken world.

NYAPC, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA),  is a historic community of faith in downtown  Washington DC. We seek to further God’s transforming work, challenge the powerful, stand with the oppressed, lift the broken-hearted, and make God’s love and justice visible by welcoming and loving all people. Click here for PDF with full details or visit https://pnc.nyapc.org/

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Countryside Community Church – Two interim ministers: Minister of Worship and Congregational Care and Minister of Engagement and Formation (1-15-21)

Countryside has the unprecedented opportunity to hire two interim ministers: Minister of Worship and Congregational Care and Minister of Engagement and Formation. Job descriptions may be found on the Countryside website at countrysideucc.org/about-us/openpositions. Both interim ministers will be eligible to become the next settled ministers for their respective positions. If you or one of your colleagues feels called to one of these interim positions, please send your profile and two or three videos to tlc@countrysideucc.comWe encourage you to share this information with other qualified candidates who might be interested. If you have additional questions, please direct them to tlc@countrysideucc.com. 

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