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 Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis Tennessee – Full-Time Director Of Youth Ministries

 
Who you are:  A creative, fun-loving, thoughtful leader, energized by empowering 6th – 12th graders to live into God’s plan and purposes. You thrive within the diverse demands of creating relational environments, while supporting students grappling to discover spiritual responses to today’s cultural realities. You are theologically trained, possess a strong personal faith rooted in the Reformed tradition, align to PCUSA beliefs and have a demonstrated ability to train and empower volunteer leaders. You enjoy living in a thriving, beautiful, urban environment, with easy access to recreational activities.

Who we are: A PCUSA congregation deeply committed to social justice, discovering how to authentically live out the teachings of Jesus in this cultural moment.  We enjoy gathering in a beautiful, historic building, while recognizing the church isn’t a building, but a people committed to sharing God’s love with our community. We are multi-generational, with a growing core of young families, meaning we have a LOT of preschool and early elementary kids! We are futurists, envisioning these young ones graduating into a vibrant and thriving youth ministry.

Does who you are fit who we are? If so, we’d love to talk with you! Please share your resume: search@ministryarchitects.com

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First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, MO – Pastoral Assistant (Full-time) 9/10/20

The First Congregational Church of Webster Groves is seeking an individual to assist our pastor. The ideal candidate will be responsible for revitalizing and directing the Christian Education programs for children and youth, expanding contact with members, and assisting with worship services, as well as with technology and social media. This full-time position includes benefits and the opportunity to work with a small, dedicated team of church leaders. Salary negotiable. Expecting to fill position before the end of the calendar year. Apply at Personnel@FirstChurchWG.org. Learn more about us at www.FirstChurchWG.org

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Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston TX – Director Family Ministry (8-27-20)

Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, a pastoral sized parish located in southwest Houston, is seeking a full-time Director of Family Ministry (DFM) to steward the growth and development of their children’s and youth ministries. Saint Thomas’ is a traditional Episcopal parish grounded in the liturgy of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
The DFM will guide children and youth birth through grade 12 in living out the church’s mission to welcome, inspire deep learning, and joyful service. The director does so first and foremost by connecting with the children, youth and parents of Saint Thomas’ to instill a lifetime of faith and to nurture Christian relationships. These goals are achieved through handling the day-to-day operation of the children’s and youth ministry, striving to be exceptionally effective.
Primary responsibilities of this position can be defined in three major categories:
Relationships
● Know children, youth and parents who are members
● Welcome first-time visitors and seek to involve them in the life of Saint Thomas’
● Communicate with children, youth and parents pastorally
● Pray for all in their ministry
● Connect families to the community of Saint Thomas’ and other ministries
Programs & Events
● Create a welcoming environment for members of all ages to participate with enthusiasm,
support, learning, and fun
● Build and expand upon Sunday morning Children’s Chapel and Sunday School as well
as other children’s formation offerings, including family-based events
● Design and implement programs for youth that follow a clear and sustainable Christian formation path including education, fellowship, and outreach
● Advocate for children and youth in the context of the whole church community
Volunteers
● Build relationships with parishioners to learn where they may feel called to serve
● Recruit volunteers with various gifts to fill roles in education, fellowship, encouragement,
service, and events
● Provide ample training and continual support to volunteers
● Communicate with ministry leaders regarding both logistics of events and lessons as
well as personal and spiritual encouragement
● Ensure adherence to best practices and trainings for Safeguarding God’s Children for all
volunteers
● Work alongside the Christian Education Committee, seeking support and advice where
needed, and incorporating their oversight of various aspects of the ministry
Qualifications
● Understanding of the Episcopal tradition, experience in formation ministry preferred
● Strong relational and communication skills
● Talent for engaging young people
● Commitment to growth and experience leading programs towards sustainability
● 3-5 years experience in children, youth, and/or family development
● Bachelor’s degree preferred, emphasis given to those with a Master’s or concentration in
related field (religion, education, child/youth development, etc)
Saint Thomas’ is seeking a Director of Family Ministry with enthusiasm, organization and leadership skills, and a team player mindset to join on the journey of expanding their ministries.Learn more about Saint Thomas’ at their website: https://stthomashouston.org. Qualified applicants are invited to send their resume and cover letter to Martha Whitesidesmartha.whitesides@ministryarchitects.com .

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University Congregational UCC in Seattle – Seeking prophetic, effective, collaborative partner in team ministry in Seattle (8-17-20)

University Congregational United Church of Christ (UCUCC) in Seattle is seeking candidates for the permanent, full-time position of Minister of Worship and Christian Formation (MWCF) within our framework of three co-equal pastors in a team ministry. As a church, our vision is to walk together on God’s transformative adventure, following a path of love and justice as revealed to us by JesusWe aspire to be a place of vibrant Christian worship, nurturing community, and imaginative spiritual growth, where each congregation member lives out God’s call to advance God’s kin-dom. We are engaged in numerous social justice activities including anti-racism work, assistance to those who are hungry or without homes, environmental justice, and service to each other and the wider world. To attain this vision we seek prophetic, effective, and collaborative pastoral leadership; a committed congregation; and the active presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst. We are an active community of more than 770 members, with average Sunday attendance (when we met in person) of 275. Additional information can be found at https://universityucc.org/seeking-new-minister/

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Seeking a Part-time Pastor Position? Consider Christ Church Presbyterian in Burlington, Vermont where you can make a difference(8-12-20)

Who We Are:
Christ Church, Presbyterian is a progressive, family-sized congregation that is
known for:
• Following where Jesus leads us in service to others.
• Our commitment to the study of progressive theology and social justice
issues.
• Putting our faith into action by fostering and supporting small group and
individual missions.
• Our leadership in the battle for ordination of LGBTQ clergy and officers.
• Being one of the early More Light congregations and a “Matthew 25”
church.
• Being a Beloved Community in caring for our neighbor and each other.
• Non-traditional liturgy and weekly Communion.
The Pastor We Seek Is:
• Drawn to speak freely and authentically from the pulpit.
• Comfortable leading a theologically progressive and spiritually diverse
congregation.
• A compassionate and gifted pastoral caregiver.
• Equipped to help us integrate our vision of being a Beloved Community into
all aspects of our congregational life and work.
What We Offer Is:
• A part-time (3/5) position with flexible schedule and hours.
• Competitive salary and benefits.
• The choice of working from home.
• An active and committed congregation with a team to help plan worship.
• A beautiful place to live where you can make a difference.
For more information: christchurchburlington.org or David Boedy
davidboedy3@gmail.com Mif #: 054021.AB0

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The Community Church in Ada, MI – Children’s and Youth Ministries Director Summer 2020(8-12-20)

About the position: Develop, coordinate, and provide overall leadership to the children’s and youth ministry of The Community Church in Ada, with a special emphasis on grades 3-8. Part-time.
About the employer: The Community Church in Ada seeks to follow in the way of Christ by doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. We strive for authentic relationships and we find courage for tough conversations. If we err, we will do it on the side of grace. We are fully open to and affirming of the gifts of LGBTQIA+ Christians and are part of the Reformed Church in America denomination.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
* Actively seeks to grow toward spiritual and emotional maturity in Christ
* Relates comfortably with people of all ages
* Organized and self-motivated
* Works well both independently and with a team
* Navigates conflict with courage and grace
* Communicates effectively both interpersonally and in writing
* College education
* Experience leading youth and children
General Responsibilities:
* Support the mission, vision, and values of The Community Church in Ada and participates in the overall life of the congregation including weekly worship services
* Establish regular office hours, attend weekly staff meetings, and meet regularly with senior pastors and other staff and volunteers as needed
* Collaborate with senior pastors and key volunteers to map out a comprehensive strategy for faith formation from birth through grade 12
* Communicate with the congregation regarding children and youth ministries via bulletin boards, newsletters, up-front announcements, social media, and informal conversation
Status and Benefits: Non-exempt – 15 hours a week at $17-20 per hour –
Paid time off (prorated accrual begins after 90 days)
Click here for full details.
Submit resumes to mara@thecommunity-ada.org.

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CHURCH OF THE PALMS, Sarasota, FL – Student and Family Ministry Director of Ministry(8-10-20)

Additionally, this personmeans to minister to the whole family. This position oversees the Director of Children’s Ministry and reports directly to the Director of Outreach and Families.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
● Communicating effectively to students in relevant and engaging ways through worship,
discipleship, evangelism, and outreach
● Planning curriculum for the student, young adult, and parent ministries
● Coordinating events and facilitating groups that build community
● Creating worship opportunities for families
● Developing a ministry specifically for parents
● Recruiting, training, and supporting a team of volunteers
● Overseeing the work of the Children’s Ministry Director to ensure that the components of
the Children’s Ministry align with the priorities set forth in the Church of the Palms faith
formation plan
● Evaluating ministries and making recommendations for improvement
● Managing and maintaining administrative pieces of the ministry
Qualifications for this position are:
● Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (preferred)
● Knowledge and acceptance of the basic beliefs of the Presbyterian/Reformed faith and
working knowledge of the Bible
● 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 a background check
● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
● Ability to work as part of a team
● Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
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 – Assistant Director for Student Ministry

The Assistant Director for Student Ministry works with student ministry staff and volunteers
to design and implement student ministry programs and ministries while providing Christian
guidance to students and volunteers. This role requires an individual to have leadership,
collaborative, and communication gifts.
Prerequisites for hire:
● At least 1 year of experience as a student ministries intern or staff member
● Experience leading teams of people
● Demonstrate a high level of flexibility and pleasant persona
● College graduate
● Moderate computer skills i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Ideal Candidate
● Spiritual maturity, creativity, high energy, detail-oriented, and a strong passion
for the ministry.
● 3 years of experience serving full-time on a student ministry team
https://progressivechristianity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Asst-Director-Student-Ministry-Generic.pdf
Ideal Candidate
● Spiritual maturity, creativity, high energy, detail-oriented, and a strong passion
for the ministry.
● 3 years of experience serving full-time on a student ministry team
Click here for a full description of the job and it’s duties.

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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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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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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.

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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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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