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Good Samaritan UMC, Edina, MN – Program Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry (Full-time, exempt) 7/2/20

Job Summary: The Program Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry will provide dynamic leadership, development and oversight of the children, youth and family ministry at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, equipping the process of progressive, inclusive, social justice-oriented faith formation and discipleship in ways that are real, relevant and responsive.

Essential Functions:

  • Create and communicate a progressive, inclusive vision for children, youth and family ministries and develop and purpose the overarching scope and sequence of relevant, future oriented, social justice-minded faith formation from birth through high school.
  • Develop faith strengthening experiences and provide supportive, current, connectional resources for parents and families while ensuring, developing and managing policies, systems and procedures for the safety and welfare of all participants.
  • Assimilate current and cutting-edge technological and curriculum resources for ministry in today’s context that includes a virtual congregation through connection with other leaders, children, youth and family organizations, and the latest curriculum resources for dynamic programming.
  • Create and implement a system for recruiting, training and empowering volunteers and teams for leadership.
  • Plan and direct community outreach events that focus on attracting and empowering families for ministry.
  • Steward the budget and maintain the financial accountability of the children, youth and family ministry.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or religious studies (or equivalent).
  • Three years’ ministry experience in a small to medium sized congregation environment (150 – 400), preferably with children, youth and or family ministries.
  • Demonstrated leadership and program formation in children, youth and or family ministries.
  • A person of progressive, inclusive Christian faith with a solid understanding of the United Methodist tradition.

*This is only a partial job description. To view the full job description, please visit the Good Samaritan UMC website at https://good.org/news-events/news/


Pastor Search – El Dorado County Federated Church,
Placerville, CA – SOLO PASTOR: PCUSA, UCC, ELCA, RCA (5/28/20)

Located in Placerville, CA, a vibrant historical gold rush town in the beautiful Sierra foothills, El Dorado County Federated Church is a progressive oasis in a largely conservative community. This inclusive, approximately 300-member blended Presbyterian-United Methodist congregation attracts worshippers from diverse faith backgrounds, and is a member of both More Light Presbyterians and Reconciling Ministries Network (UMC). With an emphasis on social justice, Federated Church is known for its mission and service work both locally and farther afield. We seek an inspired spiritual leader who will articulate and model a progressive perspective of the Christian faith and lead us in practicing radical hospitality so that it permeates all aspects of congregational life and work. We seek a strong communicator who will challenge us spiritually and intellectually with stimulating sermons and new ideas and forms of worship; who will ignite our compassionate hearts, rock us out of our complacency and move us toward revitalization. PCUSA pastors please review our MIF #00737.AB. For more information, contact federated.pst@gmail.com, and visit www.eldoradofederatedchurch.org.

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First Christian Church, Great Bend, KS – Youth/Assoc Minister (4/6/20)

A well-established Disciples of Christ church committed to inspiring ordinary people to live
extraordinary lives for Christ is seeking a full-time Youth/Assoc Minister. First Christian Church, a 550-member congregation located in Great Bend, KS, is committed to cultivating kids and is seeking a leader who can implement a ministry to youth and provide pastoral leadership to the congregation.

For more information on FCCGB visit https://www.firstchristianchurchgb.com/
This person, who should have at least 3 years of experience and a college degree, will be
responsible for ministry to 6th-12th graders and their families, for recruiting and training
volunteers, and for pastoral care and worship leadership to the larger congregation. Qualified candidates should send their resumes to laura.addis@ministryarchitects.com

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St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC – Director of Youth Ministries (4/22/20)

Located in upper northwest Washington, D.C., St. Columba’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant, 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 Youth Ministries (DYM) who will serve as a pastor, teacher, evangelist, and administrator who works collegially with staff, parishioners, and the Youth Council 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

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Fourth Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Greenville, S.C.- Director of Youth Ministries (4/22/20)

Fourth Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) www.fourthpres.com in Greenville, S.C. is seeking an
experienced full-time Director of Youth Ministries to support and advance their vision “to nurture youth and their families in Christian discipleship through worship, fellowship, study and mission.”
The director will partner with the Youth Committee as well as youth, parents, and volunteers to implement their vision through a variety of education, fellowship, and mission programs. Through such programs the director will lead efforts to create a nurturing and welcoming faith community for all youth. Fourth Presbyterian Church is looking for someone who will join their efforts to recognize youth as important members in the church today and partner across many ministries to participate fully in their community of faith. The church is located in downtown Greenville, a beautiful hub of outdoor activity, culinary interest, and recent growth in upstate South Carolina.
Qualifications for this position are:
● Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
● 3-5 years paid youth ministry experience, preferably in a medium to large
congregational setting
● Strong personal faith committed to the reformed theological tradition and in the
Presbyterian way of being the church
● Proficiency in MS Office, various social media platforms, and other
communication technologies
● Trained or willing to be trained in First Aid/CPR
To learn more about the requirements and view the job description, please visit the Fourth
Presbyterian church website. Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Martha Whitesides at whitesidesmartha@gmail.com .

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Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN – Director Of Youth Ministries (3-25-20)

Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a youth ministry ready to step into a new level of sustainability, in a beautiful new facility? Idlewild Presbyterian Church (www.idlewildchurch.org/), a historic PCUSA congregation in vibrant and growing Memphis, Tennessee, is seeking an energetic, outside-the-box thinker, who thrives in building volunteer teams and systems to empower youth to live out a vibrant faith. This is a full-time role, serving youth, 6th-12th grade. The church is currently involved in a project that ensures the creation and execution of sustainable youth ministry, providing support for this role. If you are theologically trained, possess a strong personal faith rooted in the Reformed tradition, have a demonstrated ability to train and empower volunteer leaders, are passionate about seeking creative ways to support youth in exploring their faith, we would love to talk with you! Please send your resume to search@ministryarchitects.com

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Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, NC: Full-time Director of Youth Ministries (3/11/20)

Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. Serving as the spiritual leader and a role model for students in 6th-12th grades, this individual will help develop a comprehensive approach to understanding and
experiencing one’s faith that makes sense to adolescents. Additionally, the Director serves as the primary point person for the Wesley College Ministry at Davidson College and all
college-aged young adults connected with the church. Joined by a team of supportive
stakeholders, the Director is hoped to lead with enthusiasm, consistency, and clear direction.
This position reports to the Pastor/Director of Faith Formation.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
● Be an advocate for youth, educating various stakeholder groups and serving as a liaison
between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources.
● Plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of
group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
● Guide the work of the Youth Council in an annual process of evaluating the vision and
goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
● Oversee and maintain administrative pieces of the ministry (attendance, budget, etc.)
● Recruit and train volunteers and ensure all leaders are knowledgeable of and uphold
Safe Sanctuary policies.
● Communicate in a timely manner, utilizing multiple mediums that effectively reach the diverse
set of intended audiences.
● Lead outreach and provide support for college students; also serve as the staff liaison
for the College Ministry Council and their work at Davidson College.
Qualifications for this position are:
● College degree required; Masters degree preferred
● Professional Certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church desired
● 3-5 years experience working with youth, in a church-based setting
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and various social media platforms
● Satisfactory completion of background check
● 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.davidsonumc.org/jobs/. Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a
cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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Newark Valley UCC is Seeking Part-Time Pastor(3/4/20)

We are a small, rural, progressive congregation between Binghamton and Ithaca, New York, seeking a part-time pastor to partner with us, share our fellowship and help us visualize and grow our future. We envision this pastor to lead worship between one to two Sunday’s per month, (preparation and leadership of Sunday worship including scripture study, crafting of liturgy, and sermon preparation), limited pastoral care in collaboration with lay people, limited counseling, listening and referral, community engagement and leading the way for the church to be an ambassador of God’s love, suggesting input into strategic planning for current and new directions and outreach into the community and in ministry. Please contact us at newarkvalleyucc@gmail.com for more info, or call us at 607-308-1503. Thank you!

At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, we attempt to be an alternate vision:
– Where God is all-loving and inclusive
– Where the United Church of Jesus Christ welcomes and accepts everyone as they are
– Where your mind and your soul can be nourished
– Where together we can grow a just and peaceful world.

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Christ the King Episcopal Church, Santa Rosa Beach, FL: Director of Family Faith Formation(2-21-20)

Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is seeking a full-time Director of
Family Faith Formation. This individual will oversee the discipleship programs designed to help
children and youth embrace a lifelong commitment of knowing and loving Christ. Ideal for this
role would be a joyful, detail-oriented, collaborative leader who has experience organizing and
supporting teams within a sustainable model of ministry and has a heart to actively serve with
children and youth. A hands-on minister who also builds and empowers volunteers. This
position would report directly to the Rector.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
● Map out the overarching scope & sequence of discipleship from birth through high school
● Actively engage with children, youth, and families, both inside and outside the parish walls
● Recruit, train, coordinate, and support teams of volunteer leaders
● Create pathways for families from the partnering school to connect with and participate
in opportunities within the church
● Develop faith strengthening experiences and provide supportive resources for parents
● Organize the infrastructure of the ministry, ordering paperwork, 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 Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited College or University preferred.
● Church-based experience implementing and leading ministries towards sustainability
● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
● Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
● A strong competence and comfort with technology, including learning and effectively
using ACS/Realm (our Church database), digital communications, Social Media, and
audio-visual technology
● 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 Christ
● A person of Christian faith with an understanding of the Episcopal tradition
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to
renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com .

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Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, CA: Director, Ministry with Young People (9-26-19)

Irvine United Congregational Church is seeking a part-time Director of Ministry with Young People, starting as soon as possible. This person will develop, implement and lead programs to attract and engage children, youth, young adults, and young families.

At IUCC, we are committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in our leadership
while continuing our long history of LGBTQ+ support. People of color and women are
encouraged to apply for this position.
Full details can be found at https://www.iucc.org/portal/documents/ under the Job
Postings tab.
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Executive Director of PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc.(1-7-20)

Executive Director Position:Part-Time/Hourly (Remote)/$30 per hour

About PATHWAYS: Recognizing the critical importance of having informed lay and credentialed leadership in progressive faith communities, PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc. offers a range of stimulating, accessible, and affordable online resources for church leaders, faith explorers, pastors, and those discerning various vocations and callings. PATHWAYS is a safe venue for participants in their theological and spiritual development while also preparing leaders and authorized ministers by offering affordable, accessible and engaging theological education.

Job Description: As Executive Director, you will hold the vision discerned by the board, the advisory council and the staff. You will lead the next phase of PATHWAYS Theological Education, Inc. Your work will encompass oversight and direct work with PATHWAYS: administration of an online educational institution including its financial health and reporting, outreach and marketing, fundraising program, and web-based online systems. You will report directly to the Board of Directors, work creatively with the Advisory Council, and supervise the staff.

Minimum Qualifications
* Have a heart for theological education
* Have completed extensive theological education
* Articulate the tenets of Christianity in keeping with the PATHWAYS description of progressive Christianity
* Demonstrate success in educational administration, including course development; faculty recruitment, supervision, and evaluation; course scheduling; policies and procedures; and program assessment
* Demonstrate strong relationship building skills for networking, personnel management, participant recruitment, fundraising, and working with volunteers
* Exhibit proficient knowledge and experience of word processing software, e.g. Microsoft Office suite, Google docs/sheets; cloud servers; online learning management system, e.g. Moodle; entering and retrieving data from a database
* Communicate clearly to different audiences
Preferred Qualifications
* Provide strong administrative skills
* Have experience in fundraising and grant writing
* Demonstrate ability to prepare and oversee budgets; and to understand financial reports
* Have experience with website editing/publishing programs, social media management

Equal Opportunity: PATHWAYS Theological Education Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Contact Information: Email vicepresident@pathwaystheological.org

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