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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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First United Methodist Church of Evanstaon, IL: Director of Children’s Ministry (2/12/20)

First United Methodist Church of Evanston, Illinois is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. The primary responsibility of the position is to help families and children create and nurture a community of Christians who grow in their relationship with God. Ideal for this role would be a self-motivated, highly relational, well-organized, welcoming leader who loves and embraces families of all shapes, sizes, and styles. First Church has an established approach to discipleship that greatly values team collaboration, clear communication, and thoughtful innovation when it comes to investing in the children and families of Evanston.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
● Nurture a safe spiritual environment for infants through children in 6th-grade
● Coordinate current ministry programs and events, evaluating effectiveness and proposing change when there’s opportunity for improvement
● Create systems to facilitate the recruitment, training, and recognition of volunteers
● Supervise, support, and schedule paid children’s ministry staff
● Oversee attendance records and database management within this ministry area, and lead the evaluation of program participation, trends, and needs
● Follow-up with new families that attend First Church in collaboration with the Director of Membership and Visitor Connections.
● Assess and revise the program’s vision, goals, and curriculums through teacher, children, volunteer, and family input, ensuring alignment with First Church’s identity as a Reconciling Congregation of the United Methodist Church.
● Maintain social media presence for this ministry area in collaboration with the Communications Director.
Qualifications for this position are:
● Master’s Degree is preferred, undergraduate degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in early or elementary childhood education, biblical and theological studies.)
● Knowledge of and appreciation for the beliefs, faith, and practice of the United Methodist Church. (preference will be given to those with experience in children’s ministry and/or progress toward United Methodist Certification in Children’s Ministry.)
● Proficient in current office technology (e.g. Outlook, Excel, Word)
● Willingness to learn the church’s database, Realm, and communications technologies
● Experience in promoting ministry through social media platforms
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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First Christian Church, topeka, KA: Part-time Worship Coordinator (2/6/20)

First Christian Church (www.fcctopeka.org/), an inclusive, loving, welcoming community in Topeka, KS is looking for a part-time Worship Coordinator. The Worship Coordinator will help our neighbors experience God’s radical love by providing direct leadership of the worship ministry and teams at First Christian Church.

We are looking for candidates with an ability and passion for worship leadership and capacity for musical leadership. As with all church staff positions, the First Christian Church Worship Coordinator must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, an active prayer life, and a servant’s heart. Interested candidates for this position should have at least three years of worship leadership experience or education. Resumes should be sent to search@ministryarchitects.com.

First Christian Church
ACCEPTING and INCLUSIVE. We welcome everyone to participate fully in the ministries and life of FCC.
CONNECTING. We extend God’s love outside our walls to serve alongside those in need.
GIVING. We respond to the abundance of God’s love by sharing our time, talents, and financial resources.
LOVING. We cultivate the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical well being of one another.
FAMILY FRIENDLY. We honor all expressions of family as part of the body of Christ.

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Los Altos United Methodist Church, Youth Ministry Director (1/30/20)


Would you thrive ministering to students and families in the land of Google and Apple? Do you like seeking creative solutions and innovating change? Are you drawn to churches with a rich history of prioritizing and resourcing ministry to children and youth? Los Altos United Methodist Church, www.laumc.org, a 2400 member affirming church set in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking an innovative youth ministry director with a passion for empowering students, 6th through 12th grade, to explore their faith, inspiring and disciplining them to live on mission for Christ. This full-time role prioritizes creating transformative fellowship, worship, and mission experiences for students and their families, as well as building, equipping and inspiring volunteer teams.

Currently, the church is involved in an innovative change-making initiative in which we’re exploring out-of-the-box solutions for reaching our Silicon Valley neighbors. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field and at least three years of ministry experience, along with energy and passion for leading change, please consider applying. Send your resume to melinda.kinsman@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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Director of Children’s Ministries Job at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (1-20-20)

Interested in working in the Furniture Capital of the World? Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church (www.wesleymemorial.org) of High Point, NC is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministries who will work cooperatively with clergy, program staff, and appropriate lay leadership to ensure that children’s ministry opportunities support and strengthen the congregational mission, vision, and goals as well as the vision for the children’s ministry. In addition, the director will work in partnership with the Children’s Ministry Team to design and implement ministries and programs for children’s ministry that include, but are not limited to: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Special events such as Trunk-Or-Treat, Hanging of the Greens, Children’s Nativity, and Palm Sunday Easter Extravaganza, Bible Explorers (Sunday evening), and Wednesday evening program. The church is also seeking someone who can lead the Children’s Ministry Team in imagining and implementing new initiatives to help children and their families grow spiritually and to grow the children’s ministry numerically.

Qualifications for this position are:
* BA or equivalent in Education/Christian Education/Child Development/Family Relations or related field. MA preferred.
* Three years of previous significant, successful experience in developing children and family programs in a medium or large congregational setting.
* Knowledge of theory and techniques required to manage and maintain a vital children’s ministry in a large congregation.
* Current experience in the recruitment, development, and management of a significant number of volunteers.
* Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of basic business functions.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to aly.eaton@ministryarchitects.com.

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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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Pastor Search El Dorado County Federated Church in Placerville, CA (12/19/19)

El Dorado County Federated Church in Placerville, CA – CO-PASTOR TRANSITIONING TO SOLO PASTOR, PCUSA
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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Phillips Theological Seminary – Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean (12/12/19)

Phillips Theological Seminary announces a search for a Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean who will lead a strong faculty and staff in continuing a tradition of excellent preparation for ministry in a progressive key and in developing opportunities for critical and engaged theological education for a variety of publics. Click here for PDF of job description and application process.

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Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois – Full-time Co-Pastor (12-3-19)

 

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

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

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

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries (10-30-19)

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

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Wasatch Presbyterian Church openings for Children’s Ministry and Operations Manager (10-24-19)

 

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

Click here for full job description and details.

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

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

Click here for full job description and details.

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Orangewood Presbyterian Church, Phoenix, AZ – Youth & Children’s Ministry (10-15-19)

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

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Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Carlsbad California – Part-Time Music Director (9-28-19)

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

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Phillips Theological Seminary – 2 Position Openings

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