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Christian Formation Internship, Church of the Holy Cross, Murfreesboro, TN

The purpose of the Christian Formation Internship is threefold:

  • to provide Holy Cross children with consistent Christian formation
  • to provide formation for Holy Cross volunteers to help lead Sunday School
  • to provide leadership experience and mentoring to persons called to leading Christian Formation

What will I do as the Holy Cross Christian Formation Intern?

We hope that you will help us grow our Christian Formation program for children. We also hope you will equip some of us to share with you in this ministry. We are looking for someone who will partner with parents and other parishioners who are called to ministry to children and offer formation to them as well.

Holy Cross currently uses Weaving God’s Promises, but we hope one day in the future to shift to a program like Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. However, if you have experience with a more effective program, you are very much encouraged to talk with the Formation Mission Council member and the Vicar.

We also hope you will enjoy being with our youngest children during the service. Some churches call this “nursery care” during the service. However, we at Holy Cross hope this time outside the service will be a time of spiritual formation for our youngest members. Storybook reading, bible song singing, playing community with the doll house, using the labyrinths, even doing a kind of Children’s Church—we hope that this time during the service will enable these young ones to encounter the Good News on their own terms. If you have a vision for what this time could be, please share it with us and let us help you realize it.

Will I be compensated for this ministry?

Holy Cross is committed to this ministry and we show it by offering a $35/week stipend and a mileage reimbursement fund of up to $500. The stipend and mileage reimbursement will be paid on a biweekly basis and you will be designated as having 1099 status.

This internship is available to one person to serve during the church academic year, which runs roughly from September through May, with a few Sunday morning breaks here and there. We expect the intern to be present each Sunday from 8:50am until the end of their time with children during the service, or whatever time will allow him or her to prepare for the morning. We’ll need to make arrangements with parish volunteers for weeks you may need to be away.

This internship may be renewed.

What kind of experience should I have?

We are looking for someone who has had some experience teaching and leading Sunday School.

We hope to find a person who discerns Christian Formation as a vocation in lay or ordained ministry. Perhaps you are committed Christian Formation that you are seeking a position in a church somewhere or ways to contribute to denominational curricula. Maybe you are just simply called to lead children’s Christian Formation and need more experience.

While being Episcopalian is preferred, having a familiarity with liturgical traditions is very helpful to you and to us in this role. Episcopalians have a saying, “Praying is believing.” Having a working knowledge of Episcopal theology, liturgy and pastoral practice is key because these features of our life together is how we form our people over the lifetime of Christian formation.

Need more information? Please contact Nicole Pasquarello at 404-840-4277 or email her at npasquarello@gmail.com.

 

Program Coordinator, Student and Academic Services, School of Engineering Dean's Office, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 

 

For a complete description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Director of Youth Ministry, Christ Church Epsicopal, Greenville, SC 

The Director of Youth Ministry at Christ Church Episcopal is responsible for the development and implementation of Christian Education, Service and Fellowship programs for parishioners in 6th grade through 12th grade, so our Youth grow in the knowledge and love of God and are active participants in our “Joyful Community Sharing Life in Jesus Christ.”  The Director of Youth Ministry is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Priest for Faith Development. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

The successful applicant will be an Episcopalian, with an appreciation for the history and tradition of the Episcopal Church, and have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.  Previous experience with Episcopal youth ministry is preferred.  Previous experience coordinating groups of people and activities is preferred.

Ministry with Youth:  Must be comfortable working with our Youth, actively welcoming them in participation and relationships, while maintaining authority as Director to ensure safety and a positive experience for all.

Ministry with Parents of Youth:  Must be comfortable recruiting and utilizing parent volunteers to accomplish tasks and goals, sharing opportunities for ministry, recognizing the program cannot succeed without full support by the parents, and recognizing the opportunity to incorporate the parents into the life of the Church.    

Ministry with Volunteers Other Than Parents:  Must be comfortable recruiting and utilizing volunteers other than parents to accomplish tasks and goals, recognizing and sharing opportunities for ministry beyond the parents of our Youth.    

Other Qualifications:  The Director must be someone who:

-is creative, energetic and positive. 

-possesses a strong and consistent work ethic.

-is comfortable with public speaking to small or large groups.   

-is organized and able to manage details of a program that potentially includes 500+ Youth and their families. 

-has strong skills in oral and written communications,

-is able to control and monitor spending with an annual budget. 

-has basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) and is willing to learn others (ACS, Publisher). 

-is comfortable working with staff members in the various areas of the church, understanding cooperation is essential to achieve the vision of the Church. 

The Director of Youth Ministry’s Duties Include the Following:

With the guidance and approval of the Associate Priest for Faith Development and the Youth Ministry Committee, the Director of Youth Ministries will develop specific, measurable goals for Christian Education, Service and Fellowship for the Youth and will implement programs to achieve those goals.  

Christian Education:

The Director will coordinate and oversee Sunday morning Christian education programs for Youth from 6th grade through 12th grade, ensuring the program is vertically aligned to provide our Youth the necessary Episcopal foundation to use Scripture, Tradition and Reason to guide their daily lives.   The focus of the 10th grade Sunday morning program is preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation. 

The Director will offer other educational opportunities periodically as appropriate for different age groups.  Example “College Crash Course.”

Christian Service:

The Director will foster a spirit of Christ-like service among the Youth with opportunities for outreach.  In conjunction with the Director of Faith in Action, the Director of Youth Ministry will coordinate and oversee service projects for the various Youth groups, including projects in and around Greenville and various mission trips beyond Greenville.  Example:  Costa Rica mission trip.

Christian Fellowship:

The Director will coordinate and oversee various fun, social activities for the various age groups of our Youth, recognizing that safe, healthy Church fellowship encourages our Youth to be comfortable with the Church and to understand that the Church is our Christian family.  Example: Middle School Lock-In.

Transition to Life after 12th Grade:

For students graduating from 12th grade, the Director will work with the Director of Young Adults Ministry to assist in the transition to college or other activities to ensure each young person stays connected to and supported by the Church.

General Management:

As the person responsible for encouraging our Youth to participate actively in the Church, the Director will be expected to lead by example by attending Sunday morning church services regularly.

The Director will foster leadership among our Youth by establishing and coordinating a Youth Council, with officer positions and responsibilities to allow our Youth to be involved in the decision-making process as appropriate for the Youth programs, and to be involved as active participants in the Church as a whole.

The Director will coordinate and facilitate monthly meetings with the Youth Ministry Committee and the Associate Priest for Faith Development to set goals, review progress toward goals and budgeted versus actual spending on the programs, and request assistance and guidance regarding immediate and long-term needs of the programs.

The Director will meet weekly with the Associate Priest for Faith Development to discuss goals, progress toward goals, needs for program, successes and challenges during the week.

The Director will participate in weekly meetings with Church Staff for coordination with other ministries of the Church.

The Director will be responsible for ongoing communications regarding the Youth Program to Youth, parents and the Church.  Examples:  Weekly eBlast to parents; Photos/articles for Sunday bulletin.

Schedule:

The Director of Youth Ministry is a full-time, salaried position.  In order to be available to coordinate with the Church staff team, the Director will be expected to respect regular office hours each week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  In addition, Sunday School, weekend and evening activities will round out the full-time schedule.  The Director position is a salaried, management position and the Director may have weeks when the demands of the position require more than 40 hours per week.   

Other:

The Director’s duties may be increased or reassigned as the Associate Priest for Faith Development or the Rector determines to be in the best interest of the Church.  

 

Executive Director, Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, TN

Scarritt-Bennett Center (SBC), an urban, non-profit education and retreat center is seeking an Executive Director to lead this dynamic organization. Historically related to the United Methodist Church, SBC is committed to addressing social justice issues through regional, national and global programming that promotes cultural understanding, eradication of racism, education for and about women and spiritual renewal for all peoples.  For more information on Scarritt Bennett Center or to apply visit: www.scarrittbennett.org

Here is a longer, more informative version for the candidate :

Scarritt Bennett Center (SBC), an urban, non-profit education, conference, retreat center is seeking an Executive Director to lead this dynamic organization. Historically an United Methodist organization, SBC is committed to addressing social justice issues through regional, national and global programming that promotes cultural understanding, eradication of racism, education for and about women and spiritual renewal for all peoples.  The successful candidate will have previous conference center leadership and experience as a director or directing a non-profit, faith based or church agency, a strong record of fund raising and financial management. She/he will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, anti-racism/sexism/classism, social and economic justice. Knowledge of the United Methodist denomination and traditions would be very helpful.

Preferred candidates will have strong administration and education experience and will possess an academic degree in: theology/religion, women’s studies, or cultural studies, and most importantly, have a clear understanding of the dynamics of social and cultural change in the 21 st century for the USA and global community.  The candidate will have the ability to partner, collaborate and cooperate with organizations and individuals engaged in work that is compatible with the SBC’s mission and vision.

For more information on Scarritt Bennett Center or to apply visit: www.scarrittbennett.org

 

Minister of Faith Formation, Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN 

Wayzata Community Church is a large church, about 3,000 members, in a lake community in a western suburb of Minneapolis. Our vision is "to inspire the world with the inclusive love of Jesus." Our mission is to be a caring community, to actively extend a welcome invitation to all people, to boldly challenge our own complacency and to relentlessly share our gifts through life-changing mission and service. We offer dynamic programming for all ages including a growing summer camp ministry and a ministry called Parables for families of children with special needs. 

The role of Minister of Faith Formation is to provide inspiration, spiritual and organizational leadership, and varied educational opportunities to the adult population of WCC. This minister will be entrusted with the responsibility to oversee, facilitate, guide and inspire members of the congregation at all stages of their faith journeys as well as the lay volunteers and professionals who create, plan and carry out the many programmatic ministries at WCC. This Minister will provide direct leadership, support and guidance to the educational program staff called the Transformers (early childhood through our evolving young adult ministry). The Minister will also carry out general pastoral duties such as worship, preaching and pastoral care.

We are seeking a leader who is passionate and committed to faith formation through education that builds faith and community. We are excited to find a self starter who will work effectively on teams of clergy, staff and lay volunteers to collaboratively live out the vision and mission of Wayzata Community Church. 

 For a complete job description and application instructions, please click here.

For more information, please visit www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org/ministerfaithformation or email search@wayzatacommunitychurch.org .

Youth Ministries Intern, Belmont United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

Job Description

Objective: This position exists for the mutual benefit of Belmont United Methodist Church and the intern.  Belmont United Methodist Church receives an individual who can offer their own set of skills, knowledge, interests, and passions to support and enhance our BUMC youth ministry.  In turn, the intern receives the opportunity to learn and practice ministry in a safe and nurturing environment as the intern continues to discern a call to ministry. 

Days/Times:

Sunday mornings (9:00-11:30am), Sunday evenings (4:30-7:30pm), Wednesday evenings

(4:00-7:00pm)

Length of Commitment:

9-12 months (Present – August 1, 2017, summer/winter break responsibilities negotiable, potential extension to 2017-2018 upon review).  Average of 10 hours per week

Stipend:

$500/month

Profile:

  • Possessing a sense of call to congregational ministry and desiring a place to follow and process that calling
  • Willing to develop mentoring relationship with a variety of youth
  • Ability to help lead discussions and group activities as a part of a team of adult ministry partners
  • Must pass a background check and adhere to Safe Sanctuary policy
  • Demonstrating appropriate boundaries in life, relationships, and ministry.  Self and soul care come first.  

Responsibilities and Goals

  1. Be a presence at the majority of scheduled youth events
  2. Help imagine and implement new methods of ministry to young people

Discipleship Responsibilities

  1. Co-lead a weekly discipleship group (Sunday School or Small Group)
  2. Be present and available to lead Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
  3. Be present and help lead events/retreats/service

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Actively participate in the life of Belmont United Methodist Church
  2. Develop and nurture relationships with BUMC youth
  3. Work effectively with BUMC ministerial and support staff.
  4. Ask questions, seek leadership, take risks, learn
  5. Other duties and ministry participation as assigned or desired.  Other opportunities may include (but not required)
    1. Worship leadership
    2. Music leadership
    3. Technology/Communications/Marketing

 Contact Darren Wright at (615) 476-6941 or darren@belmontumc.org for more information. Resumes can be sent via e-mail or mailed to Belmont UMC, 2007 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212.

 

Programs Manager, Global Interfaith Network, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Fundraising/Community Relations Associate, Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, Washington DC

Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF) seeks a fundraising/communications associate to help 1) develop and implement a start-up fundraising program (foundation grants, wealthy individual donors, etc) and 2) capitalize a $30 million social investment fund to finance affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization projects sponsored by broad-based citizens’ organizations affiliated with Metro IAF.

Responsibilities: The Fundraising/Communications Associate will staff a small team of Metro Industrial Areas Foundation leaders and organizers that will include the following work:

 ● Identify & prepare investment proposals for foundation, religious institution, financial institution, and wealthy individual investors for a $30 million Affordable Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Fund;

 ● Conduct Foundation research, proposal & report writing for grants;

 ● Research and identify potential wealthy Individual Donors;

 ● Schedule meetings for Metro IAF leaders & organizers with potential investors/grantors/donors;

 ● Manage Communications (social media, on-line publications) and website development.

Qualifications : Successful candidates can come from varied backgrounds and experiences but must have a drive to raise money, relate well to a wide variety of people, work independently, write exceptionally well, be proficient in social media communications and website management as well as have strong attention to detail. To be effective, the fundraising/communications associate must be able to manage multiple assignments effectively, research prospective donors and investors, prepare grant and investment proposals, develop social media communications, and forge strong working relationships with Metro IAF’s organizers and volunteer leaders. The job is an excellent leadership opportunity for a person to prove he/she can help establish and organize a start-up fundraising/communications program for one of the most recognized, accomplished, innovative, and socially entrepreneurial citizens’ organization networks in the country. Metro IAF is open to candidates who need a flexible schedule, including working from a home office. The position is based in Metro Washington, DC/Baltimore area.

Compensation & Application : Salary is commensurate with experience. Metro IAF provides excellent training and benefits (pension, health insurance, vacation, etc). To apply, send cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position as well as a resume and writing sample to metroiaf@gmail.com . Metro IAF is an equal opportunity employer and greatly values diversity in its staff.

Metro IAF Overview & Accomplishments : Metro IAF is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s first and largest network of multi- faith, broad-based citizen organizations, which has seven decades of experience winning tough battles on housing, health care, education, living wages, immigration rights, and other issues across the nation. Metro IAF’s 22 affiliates are located in the East, Midwest, and Southeast. Metro IAF affiliates passed the first living wage laws in the United States in Baltimore, MD & New York City, have built nearly 6,000 owner-occupied homes for first time homebuyers with a foreclosure rate of less than 1%, won more than $1.8 billion to finance affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in urban and suburban communities, created Child First Authority to support after-school programs in Baltimore, started the small high schools movement in New York City, won drivers licenses for 28,000 undocumented immigrants in Connecticut, led the fight to win the first universal health care law in the US in Massachusetts, and launched one of the nation’s first and most successful health care cooperatives in the US, serving 30,000+ persons in SE Wisconsin. For more information on Metro IAF: www.metro-iaf.org . For more information of the Industrial Areas Foundation: www.industrialareasfoundation.org .

 

Cokesbury Community Resource Specialist, United Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, TN

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Youth and Children Director (Part-Time), Greenbrier United Methodist Church, Greenbrier, TN

Greenbrier United Methodist Church- seeks Part-Time Children and Youth Director for a ¼ time position, working with adult volunteers to guide the church’s ministry with Children and Youth.

Call Rev. Jim Robinson at 615-497-3935.

 

Pastor (Part-Time), Trinity Christian Church, Smyrna, TN

Date Posted 4/10/16

Denomination:  Interdenominational

Church Size:  60-100

Job Type:  Bi-Vocational

Job Description:

Trinity Christian Church in Smyrna, TN, is seeking a Pastor to lead our congregation.  Our present Pastor is retiring after 44 years in the ministry. Our vision is to employ a Pastor who will provide spiritual leadership, bring love, new energy and encouragement to all age groups, and one who is an inspiring speaker with messages that are faithful to biblical principles. The Pastor will lead the congregation, the organizations, and the Church staff to perform their tasks.  Initially this position would be part time, but as our impact grows so will our need and ability to support a full time Pastor.  Interested applicants should review our website, http://www.smyrnatcc.com.   Please send resume to Howard Brindley at howard.brindley@gmail.com.

Pastoral Style and Focus:

-        Approachable, personable, energetic and able to inspire the church to increase membership

-        Nurture the congregation and reach out to the community

-        Alignment with our church’s core values (1. Valuing ministry to the needs of people, 2.  Valuing the personhood of all people, 3.  Valuing the Work of God, 4.  Valuing the Worship of God, 5.  Valuing being a radical loving care group)

-        Maintain worship values of the Lord’s Prayer and Apostle’s Creed

-        Able to equip church members for leadership

Duties:

-        Lead the Church in the achievement of its mission

-        Proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers

-        Care for the Church’s members and other persons in the community

Requirements:

-        5+ years of pastoral experience and leadership

-        Bachelor’s Degree –Theological School

-        Computer skills and resources to help the church move forward with technology

 

Coordinator, Ministry with Young Children, East Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

 East Brentwood Presbyterian is looking to hire for this position summer 2016! 

The Coordinator of our Ministry with Young Children is focused on deepening the spiritual lives of young children and their families, creating small, intimate communities, and offering hands-on mission opportunities. The Coordinator will have enthusiasm and skills for planning, coordinating, executing and promoting Christian faith formation to young children (nursery - 5th grade). She or he will conduct this ministry in harmony with the Reformed Tradition and the PC (USA) in all areas of a church focused on growing disciples and integrating ministries. The coordinator is the lead, working potentially with another paid contract worker in this area, a team of committed volunteers and in coordination with church staff. As the lead, the coordinator is responsible for creating a culture and activities focused on faith formation, communicating with parents, and partnering wherever appropriate in the nurture of our children. The coordinator is a contract position. 

Relationships 

 The coordinator serves as the lead teacher and planner in the event that the church decides to use additional contract workers for coverage. 

 The coordinator serves as part of the Christian Faith Formation Ministry Team. 

 The coordinator works collaboratively with staff members and in coordination with our Worship Team. 

Accountability 

The Coordinator is directed by the Pastor. The work pace averages 10-12 hours per week, with occasional periods of 15 hours per week. Schedule to be developed in coordination with the Pastor. 

 Responsibilities 

Field Code Serves as the lead teacher for Sunday morning experience for young children. 

 Evaluates needs as well as plans, implements, coordinates and promotes an effective learning ministry for young children and nurtures families in their faith through education and outreach. Develops schedules, curriculum and activities for learning experiences on Sunday morning or other days of the week (e.g. Wednesday night) 

 Assesses strength of program to offer annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) in future years and if determined feasible, assist in the design and development of curriculum and support of volunteers. 

 Provide at least six (6) faith formation activities and two sacramental educational programs for children (and their parents) in a yearly cycle in addition to Sunday programming. 

 General responsibilities include: 

o working with the Christian Faith Formation Team to determine the most fitting structure for an educational program; 

o developing and adapting the curriculum; 

o implementing the strategy and methodology; 

o obtaining resources (including effectively recruiting and training leaders and volunteers); 

o providing on-going leadership, consultation and support to staff and volunteer; 

o completing an assessment of program; 

o tracking engagement 

o clear and consistent communication with parents 

 

Coordinates with the pastor and Christian Faith Formation Team concerning finances and budgets for program implementation. 

 Promotes church growth by creating a welcoming atmosphere in faith formation experiences. 

 Works closely with our Communications Team to market the Learning programs to church members and visitors. 

 Attends and participates in staff meetings and committee meetings as appropriate. 

 Participates in Presbytery bodies for Christian Education to learn best practices and develop professionally as time permits. 

 Reviews work objectives with the Pastor weekly and coordinates with Youth Director and Preschool Director (and her team) where necessary. 

Qualifications 

The coordinator must have skills in visioning, planning, coordinating, executing and promoting Learning programs for young children, as well as possessing skills for teaching and relating well to others. A background in education with young children and an educational background in theology and bible is preferred, but is not required. 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the coordinator is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The coordinator frequently is required to sit, to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch, and to occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Evaluation 

Performance reviews will be conducted annually by the session Personnel Committee and Pastor. These will include feedback from congregation and session members on a representative basis. It will also include measuring success of achieving mutually agreeable objectives from the work plan. The session will review the effectiveness of the program and the contractor semi-annually and may be adjusted depending on the church’s needs and the Coordinator’s gifts, skills and professional needs. 

If you have inquiries and questions about the position, please direct them to me (John Hilley, Pastor, ebpcpastor@comcast.net ). 

 

Senior Policy Analyst, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC 

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Executive Director, Parity, New York, New York

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Dean of Students, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and Social Justice Programs, Columbia University, New York, New York 

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Coordinator of Early Childhood Ministry (Part-Time), Trinity Church/Brentwood UMC, Spring Hill, TN

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Executive Director (Part-Time), Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Location Flexible

 

For a complete job description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Minister, St. Columba By the Lake Presbyterian Church, Pointe-Claire, QC

 

For more information, please click here.

All inquiries should be sent to our interim moderator Kay Diviney at assocminister@standrewstpaul.com

 

Youth Pastor, HopePark Church, Nashville, TN

HopePark Church presents a unique opportunity for a youth pastor to work in Nashville, Tennessee-one of the country’s fastest-growing and most family-friendly cities. We are a progressive, non-denominational church with great growth potential looking for the right leader to inject life and vitality into our student ministry.  The right person will:

  • attract teens from a variety of social networks
  • have 5 years’ experience leading or working in a growing student ministry
  • hold a Masters' degree or intend to pursue one (a Bachelor’s degree is required)
  • embrace difference (racial, theological, social, etc.)
  • have a solution-oriented, believe the best attitude
  • appreciate creativity and artistry and incorporate them into ministry
  • have a track record of inspiring people to serve
  • enjoy learning, reading and teaching

If you think you might be a good fit, please click here to get the process started.

 

Development Director, The Delores Project, Denver, CO

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Associate Pastor, Youth and Young Adults, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, VA

 

For a complete position description and applications instructions, please click here.

 

Associate Pastor (Youth), First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, VA

Position Description:  To lead our congregation in engaging the youth where they are and incorporate them into the life of the church. The ministry is to be Christ-centered and designed to introduce students to a relationship with Jesus Christ, assist them in developing a mature faith, and equip them to lead a life of service.  Youth programs must reflect the church’s vision and become an integral part of the activities of the congregation.

Qualifications:  The Youth/Associate Pastor must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrate a commitment to grow in that relationship, and have a deep knowledge of God’s holy and authoritative Word.  This is a person who seeks to honor Christ in all relationships and maintains a lifestyle that is in keeping with Scripture.

It is essential that the Associate Pastor have an enthusiastic enjoyment of young people and a passion that inspires our youth to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.  The Associate Pastor must be a creative and imaginative leader, a self-starter who can work with the program staff, congregation, youth, parents, and volunteers.  This individual should be equipped and able to teach and communicate with both students and adults in all parts of their walk with Christ. The Associate Pastor should be deeply dedicated to the growth and spiritual development of this church.

Educational Requirements: M. Div. Degree preferred or Masters with some theological coursework, looking towards being ordained.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a vital, growing, and contagious relationship with Jesus Christ, a deepening knowledge and understanding of Scripture and a deepening commitment to First Presbyterian Church.
  2. Commit to daily prayer, Bible study, and quiet times to enhance spiritual growth.
  3. Demonstrate a genuine love for students and a commitment to helping them establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, teaching and encouraging them to mature in faith.
  4. Help facilitate the building of intergenerational relationships.
  5. Review and develop curriculum for youth programs.
  6. Coordinate and implement a Sunday School and small group ministry.
  7. Oversee the planning and coordination of service opportunities, conferences, and retreats.
  8. Assist in worship and preaching 4-8 times a year as directed by the Pastor/Head of Staff.
  9. Occasionally officiate weddings and funerals.
  10. Attend and participate in meetings of the First Presbyterian staff and the Youth Vision Team.

TERMS OF POSITION:

1. Full Time, 40 hours per week.

2. Competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is dependent on education and experience.

3. This person reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff, works with the Youth Vision Team, and serves under the authority of the Session of FPC.

A Resume (Curriculum Vitae), a Personal Statement of Faith (250 words), and a Philosophy of Youth Ministry (200-400 words) for consideration of position.

Please email resume with subject heading, “Associate Pastor” to ypc@firstpreshbg.org 

Position starts August 1, 2016.  Position is open until filled.

 

Youth/Teen Leader, New Directions Church, Indianapolis, IN

JOB SUMMARY The Youth/Teen Leader is responsible for the development and oversight of the New Direction Church Youth & Teen Ministry. This position will provide leadership, direction, management, and outreach to the Youth Ministry. The Youth Pastor will further develop a vision and philosophy for the entire Youth & Teen Ministry in accordance with the overall vision of the church. SUPPORT The Youth/Teen Leader will report directly to the Senior Pastor and will on a regular basis meet with the Pastor to discuss the vision, progress, and development of the Youth Ministry as a whole

EXPECTATIONS It is expected that the Youth/Teen Leader ALWAYS reflect the values and principles of New Direction Church and encourage the youth ministry and its volunteers to do the same. It is REQUIRED that the Youth/Teen Leader be driven, focused, dedicated, and loyal to the essential functions of this position.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Further develop the youth/teen ministry in order for it to become self sustaining including: 1. Selecting a new curriculum in accordance with age groups 2. Structure and organize according to the vision of the senior Pastor 3. Oversee Wednesday night Teen Class 4. Organize and plan monthly activities  5. Develop an evangelism plan for the youth/teens 6. Help to grow the youth and teen ministry as well as grow the church membership overall.)  7. Develop an outreach and community work plan for the youth/teens 8. Be able to give an account for and track the teens and volunteers weekly

Serve throughout the week in other areas and on weekends when needed  

Develop consistent weekly office hours for administrative work to further the Youth/Teen Ministry (20 hours weekly)

Support the Senior Pastor fulltime  

Provide oversight of all youth/teens especially during all weekend/weekday worship services

This includes tracking and assimilating teens into the appropriate areas while teen church is and is not being administered

Assure that all youth groups maintain a balanced program of spiritual, physical, and social growth.  

Become acquainted with the personal lives of the youth and their parents

Assure proper care of facilities used by the youth groups

Assure proper training and regular involvement of volunteers for the youth/teen ministries  

Maintain a well-planned and carefully balanced program, including regular youth events, and curriculum throughout the year that is properly coordinated with the church calendar and presented in ample amount of time to the appropriate parties

Assure responsibilities are delegated properly and are understood throughout the department to volunteers including responsibilities for event planning, outreach programs, and Wednesday and Sunday Classes.  

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Previous Youth Ministry experience is required

Previous experience in ministerial work within a large setting required

Proven ability to recruit, develop, and direct a team of volunteers  

Previous experience in working with urban youth from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds.  

Masters-level Biblical education preferred  

Collegial approach to work with others including other church staff

Strong personality with the ability to enforce disciplinary action when necessary  

Ability to work well with others and maintain a positive, motivating, and reassuring attitude with members and youth

Ability to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere within the youth ministry that encourages and exemplifies growth  

Shalonda Johnson will be the person to contact.  Her email is  shalondaj@ndccministries.org .

Congregational Outreach Fellow, Believe Out Loud, North Carolina

Job Description: Congregational Outreach Fellow [May – Nov 2016] 

Location: Based in North Carolina Compensation: Monthly stipend Hours: Minimum 20 hours/week with potential for full-time Believe Out Loud seeks a passionate and skilled community organizer to serve as our Congregational Outreach Fellow during Summer 2016. This position is based in North Carolina and will play a key role in Believe Out Loud’s outreach to members and LGBTQ-affirming congregations across the U.S. South during the 2016 Pride season. 

The goal of this position is to recruit and support LGBTQ and allied Christians to put their faith in action, show support for LGBTQ people and families, and rally their congregations to respond publicly to anti-LGBTQI legislation during the 2016 Pride season. 

 Responsibilities include: 

 Create and manage shared Pride Season Calendar to track U.S cities celebrating LGBTQ Pride between June – October 2016. 

 Work with Believe Out Loud team to identify and outreach to LGBTQ welcoming and affirming churches throughout the country, targeting cities and states most vulnerable to transphobia, homophobia, and anti-LGBTQ legislation. 

Work with Believe Out Loud team to strategically engage LGBTQ and allied Christian leaders and congregations to respond to anti-LGBTQ legislation. 

 Support congregational leaders to plan and execute their events and outreach to their local LGBTQ communities. 

 Provide necessary research and tracking of all phases of outreach efforts. 

 Follow-up with participants to collect pictures, stories and other relevant content from clergy and congregants. 

 Other duties as assigned. 

Skill Set: 

 Highly organized with ability to track and demonstrate results 

 Strong communication skills 

 Enjoys talking with people 

 Ability to do outreach outside of normal working hours 

 Comfort level with various Christian denominations 

 Familiarity with Excel, Word, Data Management (Salsa a plus) 

 Commitments to racial justice, gender justice, and justice for trans and gender non-conforming people. 

How To Apply 

In lieu of a cover letter, please send your resume and responses to these two questions to [James Rowe at jrowe@believeoutloud.com]. 1) What motivated you to apply for this position? 2) What leadership or work experience has prepared you to succeed in this position? 

Applications received by May 13 will be prioritized. Position will be filled as soon as possible. 

Researcher, Media Matters for America, Washington, DC

 

For a complete position description and application instructions, please click here.

 

Hiring Director, The Public Interest Network, Boston MA, Denver, CO, or Washington DC

The Public Interest Network is looking for a Hiring Director to recruit talented and experienced candidates so we can stand up powerful special interests, fight for clean water and push against Wall Street’s reckless banking practices

We’re looking for someone who is a good project manager, has grassroots campaign experience and is motivated to work on public interest issues.

Job Description: The Hiring Director is responsible for recruiting talented and experienced candidates to take on leadership positions within the Public Interest Network, like the Clean Water Program Director with Environment America or the Consumer Director with USPIRG.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment strategy: The Hiring Director works with colleagues across the country to coordinate messaging and carry out comprehensive plans to meet our overall staffing goals.
  • Candidate outreach: The director identifies top potential candidates, conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions.
  • Networking: The Director develops strategic relationships with partner organizations, Law and Graduate Schools and serves as the public face for our recruitment efforts at conferences, career panels and job forums.
  • Tracking and data analysis: The director oversees our tracking and data analysis to identify trends and opportunities.
  • Operations management: The director oversees daily operations of the department, including creating and managing the department’s budget and overseeing systems and candidate communications. 

Location s: Denver, CO, Boston, MA or Washington, DC.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position must have a strong commitment to public interest issues, and demonstrated experience with project management, networking and working on grassroots campaigns.

Compensation & Benefits: Compensation for this position is commensurate with the amount of relevant professional experience that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016

To Apply: Apply online at publicinterestnetwork.org/apply

About Us:Together, the groups of The Public Interest Network employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change. We are PIRG, Environment America, the National Environmental Law Center, Green Century Funds, and half a dozen other public interest organizations.Right now, we’re looking for a Hiring Director to help leverage our strong field presence, team of over 400 professional staff and our 40+ year track record of results to help identify and hire our Network’s next leaders.

The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

 

Client Advocate, Metro Public Defenders Office, Nashville, TN

OPEN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: CLIENT ADVOCATE, Social Services Division

SALARY: $40,817.54- $53,062.48 Annually
ISSUEDATE: 04/12/2016
DEADLINE TO APPLY : Posting will remain open until filled

JOB INFORMATION:

The Mission of the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office is To Provide Zealous Representation and To Fight for Equal Justice for The Indigent Accused. The Social Services Department supports that mission by assisting clients with access to resources and treatment as well as provision of support to the defense team in development of release plans and mitigation. We are seeking candidates who have a passion for social justice and specifically for the issues surrounding indigent defense and the criminal justice system. Candidates are strongly encouraged to learn more about our organization online before applying: http://publicdefender.nashville.gov.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Consultation with attorneys regarding potential mental illness, addiction, and/or intellectual and developmental issues of clients:

o Identification of issues and challenges
Assistance discerning the need for forensic evaluations

o Assistance to client through support and service brokerage

o Assistance to attorney through education, mitigation planning Release planning

o Coordination of care

o Reintegration issues
Facilitation of treatment admissions and service brokerage

o Identification of appropriate treatment options

o Facilitation and troubleshooting through the application and admissions process Emergency assistance

o Assisting clients in crisis

o Assisting clients in need of basic necessities (food, clothing, shelter, etc.)

  •    Provide regular visitation and support to clients dealing with long-term incarceration pending disposition of the case

  •    Defense team support and consultation on major felony cases

  •    Attendance and assistance for attorneys and clients in specialty treatment courts

  •    Collaboration with community agencies, organizations, and universities

  •    Supervision of interns

  •    Accurate record keeping

o Writing reports as necessary

o Documenting work with clients and time
Attends trainings and continuing education as needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  •    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, sociology, or a related discipline

  •    M aster’s Degree in counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a related discipline preferred

  •    One (1) year or more experience working in a social services agency or the criminal justice system

    IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE JOB REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. If you do not meet the criteria but apply anyway, your application will not be considered.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications (resume and cover letter) will ONLY be accepted by e-mail, and should be sent to Annette Crutchfield, Administrative Services Manager at PD.Applicants@nashville.gov.

    The Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on t he basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.

    Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to David.Sinor@nashville.gov or call (615) 862-6735. 

Membership Coordinator, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, Nashville, TN

 The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, FUUN, a liberal religious community, is seeking a Membership Coordinator. The position is a leadership position central to the core mission and ministry of the church. The individual provides a welcoming experience to new members, friends, and visitors by providing opportunities for people to form connections and to become involved in the life of the church. The position has responsibilities in the areas of membership services, program development and support to specific programs, and communication to the congregation at large.

The position reports to the Lead Minister and the Board, and is part-time, averaging 16 hours per week, including Sunday mornings and most Wednesday evenings.

Duties include:

Work with the Membership Committee

Connect and network new church members

Design and develop resources and materials for new members and visitors

Plan and facilitate new membership classes

Organize events for prospective and new members

Facilitate new member signings during worship services

Qualifications:

Knowledge of Unitarian Universalist religion, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to balance interpersonal skills and attention to details, including facility with MS Office applications, email communications, and database work.

Apply by April 11, 2016

To: personnel@firstuunashville.org  

 

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time), New Covenant Christian Church, Nashville, TN

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the daily operations of the front office. The Administrative Assistant should be a Christian with general office and people skills who truly feels “called to Christian service” and who is willing and able to go “above and beyond” the personal investment in a job that is considered “normal” in the secular world of work. The Administrative Assistant should strike a balance between extensive multi-tasking and organizational skills while maintaining a spirit of flexibility. Must interact well with and support all levels of the church including ministers, church staff and church members. Responsibilities include but are not limited to phone operations, visitor reception, member relations, data entry and creation of weekly bulletin, newsletter and other creative documents. 

Skills Required: 

 Previous clerical experience 

 Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint) 

 Familiar with copy, scanner and fax machines 

 Proven experience with database management 

 Ability to work cloud storage, document apps (Dropbox, Google Drive) 

 Knowledge of social media 

 Knowledge of graphics software a PLUS 

 

 Part-time (30 hours a week/M-F) 

One week paid vacation after 6 months of employment 

Please send resume with cover letter to: 

tarafaith72@gmail.com 

New Covenant Christian Church (DOC) 

Attn: Tara Williams 

2201 Osage Street 

Nashville, TN 37208 

Applications accepted until filled 

 

Food Coordinator, The Conservation Fund, Chapel Hill, NC

 

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Staff and Intern Positions, Alliance for Fair Food, Immokalee, FL

 

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Religion/Ethics Teacher, Christian Brothers High School, Memphis, TN

 

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Research and Evaluation Intern, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

 

Job Title :                Research & Evaluation Intern

 

Reports to:              Director of Research & Evaluation

 

Status/Schedule:    Part Time; Hourly Pay; Schedule TBD, according to availability 

 

Responsibilities:    The Research & Evaluation Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) conducts social scientific research and internal program and event evaluations, providing empirical evidence for agency decision-making and programming.

                               

The Research & Evaluation Intern will work with GBHEM’s Director of Research & Evaluation and Research & Evaluation Associate on tasks and responsibilities related to the development and implementation of social scientific research in support of GBHEM’s mission in global education and ministry in the United Methodist Church. This work may include, but not be limited to: primary data collection, cleaning and analysis; secondary data analysis; research design and administration; program evaluation design and administration; literature reviews; and report writing.

 This position may also devote time to assisting with other administrative tasks in support of the GBHEM Research & Evaluation Office on an as-needed basis.  

Minimum

Qualifications:             Bachelor’s degree with relevant emphasis on research methodology, current or recent enrollment in a research- or evaluation-based graduate program preferred; understanding of and experience with qualitative and/or quantitative research methods; familiarity with SPSS or related statistical software; professional interest in religion and/or higher education a plus; strong critical thinking skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office; strong oral and written communication skills; good organizational skills; strong attention to detail.

 

Apply To:                 GBHEM Human Resources

                                P.O. Box 340007

                                Nashville, TN  37203-0007

                                Fax:  615/340-7048      Email: hr@gbhem.org

In addition to your CV or resume, provide a writing sample (preferably illustrating your ability to present research or evaluation findings).

 

 

Director of Operations, Mere Christianity Forum, Furman University, Greenville, SC

 

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Chaplain Intern, Berea College, Berea, KY

Job Description
The Campus Christian Center seeks to hire a person who is no more than 3 years past graduation from seminary/divinity school and is interested in working with the Center as a Chaplain Intern.  The purpose of this arrangement would be to position the successful candidate to learn about the theological and theoretical perspectives of on-campus ministry in an interesting and supportive environment.

 Responsibilities

  • Initially shadow then assist College Chaplain in the selection, training, guiding and evaluation of Student Chaplains.
  • Initially shadow then assist the Coordinator of Interfaith Programs in providing programming and support for students as well as faculty and staff.
  • Be a liaison between the CCC and the Center for Excellence and Learning Through Service.
  • May be asked to speak or preach in Chapel or other settings as needed.
  • Provide pastoral counseling to students and others.
  • Participate in the Centers planning and development process which includes the bi-annual retreats.
  • Work with other departments across campus requested.
  • Partner in the planning and presentation of campus events including but not limited to All Peoples of the Earth and God on the Quad as well as any orientation related events. Supports any orientation related events that include the CCC, Accent on the Christian Faith/Beloved Community at Berea College Convocation, Chapel Worship, Annual Christmas Concert, Mid-Year Recognition Service, and Robbins Peace Convocation.

 Qualifications

  • Master of Divinity or equivalent
  • Field work in a church, chaplaincy, on-campus ministry or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Denominational ordination received or in progress

 For more information about Berea College, the Campus Christian Center and/or to apply for this position, see our website at www.berea.edu/campus-christian-center and click on Job Announcements.Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Director of Strategic Partnerships for Leadership Networks, Forum for Theological Education, Atlanta, GA

DEADLINE- APRIL 1, 2016

Job Summary

Position Purpose: This director position is responsible for developing regional and national leadership networks in targeted cities across the country among diverse Christian leaders cultivating young leaders for ministry. S/he must also be able to connect and mobilize these diverse, ecumenical networks of denominational, congregational and church-related organizational leaders. Key responsibilities include leveraging relationship building, convening and grant-making to weave together regional and national networks of Christian leaders and institutions committed to developing a new generation of Christian leaders, pastors and theological educators.

Key Responsibilities

The Director reports to the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and is responsible for the following activities:

1. Building relationships in targeted cities with FTE Alumni, leaders of innovative Christian ministries, congregations and church-related organizations who work primarily with college-age young adults and seminarians in congregations, denominations, colleges and theological schools exploring their purpose, passion and calling.

2. Hosting regional forums and gatherings to identify potential partners, learning what practitioners are doing to accompany young adults discerning vocation, leadership and ministry, and connecting them to others in the city engaged in similar work of cultivating young leaders for ministry.

3. Targeting FTE’s grant initiatives in specific cities or networks of relationships for a period of time to identify diverse partners to work on vocational initiatives with young adults, and to strengthen the capacity of new and existing partners to do particular vocational activities that help young adults in their exploration of vocation, ministry and Christian leadership.

4. Managing an emerging network of congregations working with young adults and volunteers, and external consultants who will assist in the development of diverse, regional networks of leaders.

5. Overseeing the management of pertinent constituent data and information through the effective utilization of FTE’s knowledge management solutions.

6. Contributing to FTE’s thought leadership by writing reports and blogs and participating in social media.

7. Modeling and promoting effective collaboration, project management and evaluation, and strategic thinking throughout the organization to advance FTE’s vision and mission.

The above summary is not intended to outline all the functions of the position; rather, it is intended to provide a general overview of key responsibilities of the position. The employee may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job summary.

Job Qualifications

Ideal candidates possess the following:

• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years full time professional work experience related to network

development, institutional relationship building or organizational strategy, or a combination of equivalent

experience and training.

• A commitment to FTE’s mission.

• Ability to listen well.

• Ability to build and maintain relationships and trust among diverse constituents.

• A commitment to learning and designing new approaches to vocational discernment, leadership development

and convening.

• Have some familiarity or experience working with diverse faith-based institutions.

• Experience with effectively developing and implementing strategic organizational initiatives.

• Experience with group facilitation.

• Ability to relocate to Atlanta, travel and work some nights and weekends.

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

• Management.  Know how to manage complex, long-term projects, budgets and people with minimal supervision,

pay attention to details, meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities.

• Strategy. A ble to make high-level decisions and work strategically with diverse concepts and networks of people.

• Event Design.  Can design and convene engaging, large and small group gatherings.

• Communication:  Able to write and speak effectively and compellingly in individual and group settings as well as

on a larger platform on behalf of FTE’s mission.

• Technology.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office and able to work with Apple computers and different social media

platforms.

This job may be for you if you…

•  Enjoy meeting and working with diverse people and communities, especially from different Christian religious

traditions.

•  Are interested in developing religious leaders and are curious about what diverse leaders across the country are

doing to cultivate the next generation of leaders who might make a difference in the world through the church

and academy.

•  Enjoy designing gatherings and processes that help participants reflect on their leadership development practices,

exchange ideas, and engage in mutual learning.

•  Are interested in the topic of learning communities and experimenting with how to develop and scale diverse

micro-communities of practice or leadership networks across the country that are interested in FTE’s mission.

•  Want to work with a dynamically, diverse and highy collaborative team that’s committed to inspiring new

generations of leaders to shape the future of the church, academy and communities around the world.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by April 1, 2016 to

Paul Bois, FTE’s Vice President of Administration, at pbois@fteleaders.org

 

Associate Dean of Students, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Seminary is inviting candidates to submit resumes for the position of Associate Dean of Students. The Associate Dean, with the Dean of Students, is responsible for the welfare of the students at Phoenix Seminary as a learning community and for the educational progress of the students as individuals. This position is part-time (30 hours/week) with the possibility of full time for the right candidate.

The largest responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Students are offering student guidance and support, directing the institution’s Mentoring Program, maintaining compliance with student-related federal and state education policies, and organizing and executing the major student events of the seminary community. Other duties involve periodic mass email communications, vocational assistance efforts for our graduates, overseeing student spaces, and interaction with faculty members regarding student welfare.

Qualifications include possession of an earned MDiv or MA degree (in a theological discipline),  compatibility with the Seminary’s statement of faith, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn multiple software programs in use by the Student Services staff of the Seminary. Must be effective in planning, organizing and executing significant public events. The right candidate will be considered for Administrative Faculty status depending upon his/her academic credentials, knowledge of educational administrative practices, and professional ministry experience.

Phoenix Seminary is an evangelical graduate school of theology with under forty employees. Our atmosphere is open, mutually supportive, and positive. The seminary has been awarded the “Best Christian Workplace” award for eleven of the last thirteen years. It is accredited academically by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, as well as regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Financially we are accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Our institutional ethos is reflected in the motto: “Scholarship with a Shepherd’s Heart.”

Minority persons, veterans and persons with disabilities, regardless of gender, are encouraged to apply for this position. Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references. Items should be sent as email attachments to Ms. Angela Ellis at  aellis@ps.edu .

 

Special Needs Minister, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, TN

Brentwood Baptist Church Job Description

Special Needs Minister

Department: Discipleship Ministries

Reports to: Discipleship Minister

FLSA Status: Exempt FT

Effective Date: July 1, 2016

Job Grade:

SUMMARY

The Special Needs Minister serves on the Discipleship Staff and is responsible to serve Brentwood Baptist Church in support of the church wide objectives with specific focus given to all aspects of ministry to individuals and families with special needs. Key duties will include facilitating the ministry to and spiritual growth of friends with special needs and their families, working with Brentwood Baptist Ministers to coordinate and integrate those with special needs into ongoing ministries of the church family and provide and train others to administer pastoral care to friends with special needs, their families and volunteer.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create and implement a strategic plan that moves friends with special needs and their families toward Christlikeness and is aligned with the mission, vision, objectives and goals of Brentwood Baptist Church.
  • Work with the Ministers serving in all discipleship ministries, Preschool to Adult, to coordinate and integrate Special Needs into the ongoing ministries when possible.
  • Provide specialized training to help them understand ministry needs and opportunities to those with special needs and their families. These meetings should also develop a sense of teamwork and foster a sense of cooperation and continuity among the ministers, volunteers and ministries.
  • Design an overall ministry in a way that values and allows Special Needs Friends and Families to serve in ministry to the church as a whole.
  • Value, support and execute the JourneyOn and JourneyOn @Home discipleship strategies of Brentwood Baptist Church.
  • Facilitate and lead Focus Studies for Friend’s families on relevant topics related to those with special needs  
  • Keep abreast of methods and materials related to special needs.
  • Serve as a ministry specialist to the church family and staff.  Provide, and train others to administer, pastoral care to friends with special needs, their families and volunteers. 
  • Identify, recruit, vet, train, schedule and oversee Teachers and Buddies.
  • Identify (and/or develop) and utilize curriculum and materials that are developmentally appropriate and maintain the core curriculum foundations of Brentwood Baptist Church.
  • Create and maintain safe learning environment(s) and secure appropriate equipment for Friends.
  • Prepare an annual Special Needs budget for approval, and diligently oversee the

    administration of the approved funds.

  • Maintain accurate records of participation and contacts with members and prospects.

  • Establish professional and personal goals and objectives that coordinate with the mission and vision of Brentwood Baptist Church.

  • Serve as a resource to Brentwood Baptist Church Regional Campuses related to Special Needs.

  • Maintain a program of spiritual, professional and physical self-development, including a monthly spiritual retreat day.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES may include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Pray with and for staff and volunteers on a regular basis.
  • Effectively communicate and work alongside assigned administrative assistant.
  • Attend required staff meetings and complete church and departmental quarterly reports in a timely and concise manner.
  • Work with the Communications Team to be sure that strategy and opportunities are communicated to the church family on a timely basis through print, web, and other media outlets.
  • Participate in the church provided leadership course, Modelnetics (Main Event Management) in year one of employment.
  • Must maintain flexibility to accept and execute other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong Christ-follower who can identify closely with the mission, values, vision and priorities of Brentwood Baptist Church.
  • A mature Christian who is growing in his or her personal walk with the Lord through committed worship, Bible study, prayer, and service.
  • A willingness to be a “team player” within the staff, church, and community for Kingdom purposes.
  • The proven ability to think strategically and creatively work with Special Needs ministry models and paradigms.
  • Strong leadership skills combined with an exceptional relational ability.
  • The proven ability to manage people, budgets, long range planning and plan implementation in secular and/or church environments.
  • The proven ability to identify, train, lead and care for staff and lay leadership.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university. A Master’s Degree from an accredited university or seminary preferred.

A minimum of two years related experience or training equivalent working with friends with Special Needs and their families.

Demonstrated ability in enlisting and mobilizing leaders and teams.

Please submit their resumes to Ellie Axford, Special Needs Coordinator, at eaxford@brentwoodbaptist.com , as well as CC’ing Discipleship Minister, Steve Layton, at slayton@brentwoodbaptist.com .

 

Community Organizer for Trans Public Education Campaign, Transgender Law Center, Oakland, CA

 

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Youth Ministry Summer Intern, Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Franklin, TN

Youth Ministry Summer Intern Job Description
Goal:
To help lead, coordinate, and empower the youth of BUMC as well as to form relationships with them that are Christ centered.
To assist the directors with the extra work that is associated with summer activities and trips.
Time:
Full-time (Approximately 40 hours a week)
 
Dates:
Start and end dates are flexible - Typical dates are the last week of May to the last week of July.
Accountability:
Directly accountable to the Directors of Youth Ministry, the Pastor, and the Staff-Parish Relations committee.
Compensation:
Stipend of $2500 for the summer. Room and board will be provided as needed through a host family. All travel expenses for youth  trips will be covered including room, meals, and activities. All contact work with youth such as lunches, movies, monthly activities, etc. will also be covered.
Personal Characteristics/Boundaries:
  • Prior experience working with youth ages 12 - 18 years of age preferred.
  • Must be a high school graduate for at least two years
  • Willing to work under the guidance of the Directors of Youth Ministry with a spirit of teamwork and a desire to reach a common  goal for Christ
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is evident in the way they serve in the ministry here at BUMC
  • Possesses a genuine love for the youth and their families
  • Seeks to form relationships that are Christ centered with the youth and their families that demonstrate healthy boundaries
  • Please note that you do not have to be Methodist to apply for this position
Key Results:
Result #1:
Develops and directs a new regular program or activity for the youth. Examples include: Youth Drama, Youth Service/Missions, Random Acts of Kindness, Youth Sports and Recreation, Youth Arts, Youth Writing, Thrifting, and Relationally based Fun Activities
Result #2:
Assists with and attends youth trips including out-of-town and other in-town or day trips
Result #3:
Assists with and attends Sunday morning and evening programming, Wednesday night programming, and assists as needed with Children’s
ministry
Result #4:
Intentionally arranges lunches and other activities with youth to help build relationships outside of youth programming times
Result #5:
Assists with logistics of all summer activities through errand running, program assistance, organization, and planning and implementation of assigned roles for given activities and trips for the summer
Result #6:
Creates a level of connection with the youth that feeds the overall youth program and helps integrate youth into the program for the next year
Result #7:
Implements means of inviting and encouraging fringe youth to participate in the program
 
If interested, please Contact Sarah Jennings
 
A little info about the church too if you want it:
Bethlehem United Methodist Church is located in the Grassland area of Franklin, TN (9 miles  south of Green Hills) and worships approximately 350 people each Sunday between its two services. Bethlehem is known for its service and community outreach including multiple non-profits being built from within its walls, including Feed America First and Love
on Wheels. Other community partnerships include Kairos Prison Ministry, Franktown Open Hearts, Room in the Inn, and the Tiny House Initiative through Green Street Church of Christ.
 

Seasonal Positions, Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center, Allenspark, CO

 

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Program Director, The Religious Institute, Westport, CT

 

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Chaplain and Director of Church Relations, Millsapps College, Jackson, MS

 

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Director of Community Service and The Bonner Program, Centre College, Danville, KY

 

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Minister to Youth and their Families, Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntsville, AL

Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Minister to Youth and their Families. Trinity UMC is a large congregation located in the heart of Huntsville, Alabama. Our youth ministry involves 90+ active youth ages 6th-12th grade with potential for many more. Our students participate in small groups, Sunday school, mission trips, retreats, and Sunday/Mid-week programming, as well as other seasonal events and programs. The Minister to Youth and their Families will be a Christ-centered, self-starting, team player who will manage a large team of volunteers, a Youth Ministry Associate and interns, to nurture students in their relationships with Jesus Christ through discipleship and service. The person hired for this position must be comfortable leading and directing large numbers of students and volunteers in a variety of settings. They must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, managerial, and motivational skills. She/he must be skilled in various forms of communication, event planning, and staff management.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree from a theological seminary and training in youth ministry and/or Christian education is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree with an understanding of human development would be considered.
  • A love for Jesus, teenagers, and families.
  • A deep personal faith commitment and maturity.
  • An ability to identify, recruit, and build adult teams to minister to and with youth.
  • An understanding and commitment to the beliefs, practices and character of Wesleyan theology and the United Methodist church.

Salary Range:

$30,000-$40,000 based on experience and education

Benefits are also available.

All resumes must be received by March 25. Interviews will begin the first week of April.

All inquiries should be sent to Amy McBroom, Director of Program Ministries at amy.mcbroom@trinityhsv.org