Current Openings & Community Opportunities

Interested in applying for a staff position at Wesley Theological Seminary? Please send your cover letter and resume by e-mail to the Director of Human Resources at hr@wesleyseminary.edu. Please specify the position for which you are applying (see below for opportunities). Hard copies can be sent via mail to:
Director of Human Resources
Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016.
Further questions can be directed to (202) 885-8552.

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Faculty: History of Christianity

Wesley Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the History of Christianity, commencing July 1, 2015. General competence in all areas of church history is expected, and special expertise in the patristic era and in Methodist or Wesleyan studies is highly desired.  Membership in The United Methodist Church is required. Teaching responsibilities will include core introductory courses as well as elective courses. Experience and expertise in online instruction will be advantageous. Rank is open, but we expect to appoint at the Assistant or Associate level. Ph.D. required; M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred. Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to building a diverse community. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Robert Martin at chsearch@wesleyseminary.edu. The cover letter should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as commitment to the mission of the school.

Curator, Dadian Gallery (PT – 20 hrs/week – exempt)

 

Salary: $18.00 per hour

 

Description:  Wesley Theological Seminary (WTS) seeks a part-time Curator for the Dadian Gallery.  The Curator will work with artists and collectors arrange for publicity, designs and installations of exhibits.   Maintains the Wesley Theological Seminary Collection and serves as a resource for WTS faculty.

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will possess a bachelors degree in visual art or arts management.  Knowledge of art history as well as contemporary trends in both secular and religious visual art is required as well as experience in the theory and practice of exhibition design, lighting, and graphic design; and sufficient theological background to discuss the relevancy of any given exhibition to the educational program of the Seminary and to the wider community of faith.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume with contact information to: hr@wesleyseminary.edu

Closes:  January 30, 2015 

 

 

 

Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa

The California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for a Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Under general direction of and in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Director will provide oversight to Wesley Foundation’s programs and services, monitor and assess the effectiveness of campus ministry offerings, participate in the development of resources to support the ministry, and promote and support campus ministry in higher education among student leaders, board members, and local churches in the Hawaii District. This position is full-time, non-exempt and located in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

THE Mission of the United Methodist Church IS:  “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

THE Vision of the California-Pacific Annual Conference IS: “Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”

Organization Overview

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a ministry to higher education of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church serving college students, faculty, and staff primarily on Oahu, Hawaii.  While located across the street from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), the outreach of Wesley Foundation also extends to other private higher education institutions in the Honolulu metropolitan area including Hawaii Pacific University & Chaminade University. 

 

The Wesley Foundation was chartered by thirty-seven students in September of 1949 and has provided a United Methodist presence to the University community for the past 66 years.  Our ministry facilities are located on a double-lot campus and has two buildings: a three-level student center with a fellowship hall, kitchen, chapel, offices and parking; and a student residence, the White House, with a capacity for ten residents.  Historically, Wesley Foundation has included, as a part of its programs and activities, students from a variety of denominational and faith backgrounds.  The Wesley Foundation also strives to be an inclusive community that invites participation of individuals regardless of their ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

 

In January 2009 the Board of Directors adopted the following mission statement, “The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a United Methodist campus ministry that journeys with students as they discover, embrace and share their God-given gifts of intellect, compassion and leadership; living out Christ’s call to be disciples.”

 

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is part of a statewide, public higher education system that includes three four-year university campuses and seven community colleges throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Founded in 1907, the Manoa campus is the “flagship campus” of the UH system comprised of 14 Colleges and Schools offering Bachelor’s degrees in 97 fields, Master’s degrees in 85 fields, and Professional & Doctoral degrees in 57 fields.  This 320 acre campus has a student enrollment of 20,000 students: 67% Hawaii (in-state) students, 27% out-of-state students, and 6 % international students representing over 119 countries.  UH Manoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.  The University’s motto is “Maluna a’e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka” (Above all nations is humanity.)

 

 

Supervised and evaluated by: Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, in consultation with the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Council (HECMC) and the Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation. 

 

Supervision responsibility for:

Employees

Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.

Volunteers

Student Peer Ministers; Summer Seminary Intern; White House (student resident) Officers; Board Officers and members; and community volunteers.

 

Evaluation based on:

 

  • Alignment with the mission of The United Methodist Church, the vision of the California-Pacific Annual Conference and the purpose of the Leadership Essential Ministries Team.
  • Teamwork and decision-making habits consistent with Conference core values and expectations.
  • Skills and competencies that include strategic planning and organizational leadership, financial management, and evaluation and assessment.  
  • Level of integrity in the modeling of conference core values.
  • Progress toward and achievement of goals.

 

Primary Roles, activities and responsibilities

 

Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership

  • Develop and implement strategic planning in conjunction with the Wesley
  • Foundation Board, that is consistent with and complimentary to that of the mission and goals of the ministry.
  • Create a vision for the planning and implementation of programs and services.
  • Organize, develop and implement student-oriented programs and services that

include, but are not limited to, student leadership development, spiritual development, fellowship & worship, community service, interfaith communication/collaboration, pastoral counseling, and social justice.

  • Develop strategic alliances with administration and on-campus departments to provide ppropriate programs and services to students.
  • Develop strategic alliances with United Methodist Churches to participate in a supportive campus ministry.
  • Mentor, supervise and provide work direction to the Student Peer Ministers and the Summer Seminary Intern.
  • Identify and implement best practices and policies for serving student needs.
  • Represent Wesley Foundation on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Religious Council and on other university committees and councils, as requested.

 

 

Financial Management

  • Work with the Wesley Foundation Board to develop, fundraise and manage the annual operating budget to meet organizational needs and objectives. Work with Board Officers/ members and the bookkeeper, to prepare an annual budget.  Additionally, work with the aforementioned to monitor the budget monthly and quarterly to insure proper expenditures and resource needs.
  • Collaborate with the annual fundraising campaign chairperson in developing an effective organizational structure that will ensure the financial sustainability of Wesley

Foundation.

  • Initiate and comply with financial audits required by The United Methodist Church structure.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to comply with financial reporting under 501 c (3) when appropriate.

 

Evaluation and Assessment

  • Conduct routine assessment of all Wesley Foundation programs, and provide evaluation and feedback to the Wesley Foundation Board.
  • Complete timely evaluation tools required by HECMC.
  • Comply with United Methodist and University of Hawaii requirements related to safe practices related to student contact and pastoral counseling.
  • Comply with rules and guidelines for membership as a Registered Independent Organization (RIO) religious student group within the University of Hawaii system.

 

The activities and essential functions listed in this job description are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • If telecommuting is elected for this position, a safe environment must be established in keeping with the guidelines of the Conference.

 

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

 

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Knowledge of United Methodist history, polity, liturgy, and Annual Conference structures directly associated with campus ministries.
  • Ability to live and communicate in an Interdenominational and Interfaith world.
  • Knowledge of unique aspects of campus climate at UH at Manoa and the needs of contemporary students.
  • Ability to utilize electronic forms of communication for promoting campus ministry and communicating with students.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and self-starter skills.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Divinity degree or equivalent

Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.

 

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in campus ministry or equivalent.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position and request the application paperwork, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@calpacumc.org and reference Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Position is open until filled. 

 


Web Designer - Metropolitan Baptist Church

Help Needed to Redesign Metropolitanbaptist.org

Front end web designer/developer needed to redesign the Metropolitan Baptist Church website. Must be skilled in HTML, CSS and Javascript and knowledgeable about Content Management Systems like WordPress. Modest programming skills preferred. The site will incorporate streaming, e-commerce and dynamic content. Please send resumes and portfolio or samples of work to jobs@metropolitanbaptist.org.


 

Rockville United Church – Youth Leader

Our dynamic, mission-oriented congregation seeks a part-time position leader (up to 10hrs/week during school year, largely on weekends) to be responsible for a combined middle and high school youth program, paid at a rate of $20 an hour. This dynamic, outgoing person will be:

  • Creative, flexible and a self starter
  •  Able to engage youth in important, relevant Christian conversation
  •  Organized and skilled at team-building
  •  Able to nurture and deepen the faith lives of our youth
  •  Willing and able to work with gifted youth as well as those with disabilities
  •  Able to coordinate and contact youth and adult volunteers to support youth activities

The Youth Leader will work with the youth members, a Youth Ministry Committee, The Director of Christian Education, the Christian Education Committee, Church School volunteers and the pastor to establish a program that brings our youth together. Elements of a successful youth program include:

  • Bimonthly youth meetings at the church and off-site
  •  Middle and high school lock-ins (at least one a year)
  •  Off-site retreats (at least one a year)
  •  Mission projects
  •  Intentionally promote and participate in wider church youth activities such as National Church Youth Events

 

We believe that our youth program is vital to the health of our faith community.

For information or with your interest, contact the Pastor by emailing Scott@rockvilleunitedchurch.org

 


DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES for Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, a 2800 member congregation in the South Georgia Annual Conference (Albany, Georgia)

The children’s director is responsible for planning and implementing all programming for children ages two years through 5th grade. The various programs and job responsibilities are listed below. This is a full-time position.

Sunday School

  • Select the preschool curriculum from a publisher of Sunday school materials
  •  Maintain a scope and sequence of lessons for a six-year period 
  • Research, select, purchase and write the Sunday school lessons for each of the six rotation model workshops and provide teacher manuals for each workshop area
  • Oversee the Sunday school instruction on Sunday mornings
  • Register the children by grade levels
  • Recruit and train teachers, or use volunteers to recruit teachers and find substitutes when necessary 
  • Recruit and train volunteers to be shepherds, who stay with the children in every workshop they attend, and room coordinators, who gather supplies for each workshop 
  • Maintain the physical space in K.O.O.L. Studios by finding volunteers to do general clean-up, repairs, signage, and painting
  • Plan and implement any mission projects that are part of the Sunday school curriculum
  • Plan a back-to-school and church rally day each August

 

Safe Sanctuaries

  • Enforce the Safe Sanctuaries policy in all areas of children’s ministry 
  • Remind other staff members of this policy

After School Programs—F.F.G.O. (For Fifth Grade Only) and Wonderful Wednesday

  • Recruit, screen and train drivers
  • Recruit and train volunteers to purchase and serve snack, help with homework, and lead small groups
  • Recruit and train youth helpers to assist me on these days
  • Plan the quarterly calendar with the music director
  • Supervise all volunteers and children during the program
  • Choose the curriculum, teach the lesson, lead the games and any extra activities like crafts or seasonal programs
  • Plan and implement any special field trips
  • Plan and implement any special mission projects that will include these children
  • Communicate with parents

 

Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper

  • Recruit children to say the blessing for those eating supper
  • Recruit volunteers to lead a short devotion and play games or take the children out to the playground when weather permits from 6:25-7:15 p.m.

Trips

  • Plan overnight trips
  • Recruit, screen, and train volunteers
  • Oversee the trip from beginning to end
  • Purchase any snacks or meals when necessary
  • Communicate with parents

Preschool Programs

The Children’s Director is the staff liaison to the Porterfield Day School. Those responsibilities include:

  • Attend all PDS Board Meetings
  • Work with the PDS Director as a sounding board and to give the church’s position on any issues that arise

Wednesday Day Away program

  • Maintain adequate nursery staff, including hiring and firing, to run the program that is offered on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children ages 6 weeks through three years old
  • Work with the Nursery Director to see that the program is publicized and that there is communication with parents
  • Receive tuition money from the Nursery Director to deposit in Porterfield Memorial UMC account

Oceans of Fun

  • Hire a director to run this summer preschool program for children ages 6 weeks to rising 2nd grade which operates during the months of June and July
  • Hire youth to help the teachers
  • Work with the director to determine the curriculum
  • Oversee funding—tuition, payroll, expenses

Bible Presentations

  • Present gift Bibles to our 3rd graders every August at one of our three worship services.

Palm Sunday Palm Processional

  • Organize the children in a Palm Sunday processional at the 9:15 and 11:10 services. The children act like the people in Jerusalem on “Palm” Sunday by waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!”

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Publicize the event which is held annually on the Saturday before Easter Sunday
  • Ask for candy-filled egg donations from the congregation
  • “Lay” the eggs on the morning of the event and make sure all children get at least a few eggs before the hunt is over and clean up

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is offered the 3rd week in June every year. Our VBS is held from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Choose the curriculum and organize all the crafts, music, drama, snacks, recreation and opening and closing assemblies for both preschool and elementary children
  • Recruit and train all adult and youth volunteers
  • Recruit a VBS nurse
  • Organize registration of children prior to and during the event
  • Create the schedule
  • Choose and implement the mission project
  • Make sure all Safe Sanctuaries policies are part of the training and implemented
  • Secure nursery staff for the volunteers who have small children
  • Create allergy lists and inform all appropriate volunteers
  • Publicize the event

Children’s Moment

  • Prepare and give a weekly children’s moment at the 9:15 and 11:10 services

 

Deadline to submit resume and cover letter: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Please send resume/cover letter to jwillcox@mcdr-law.com with “Porterfield Director of Children’s Ministries” in the subject line.

 


 

Mission Developer Urbana NWC

The New Worshiping Communities Team (NWC) of the Church Development Committee of National Capital Presbytery (NPC) is seeking a 10 hour per week mission designer to help develop a team to begin the discernment process for a possible new worshiping community in the Urbana area of Maryland.  Since March of 2014, the NWC team members have:

Now, we need a dedicated mission designer to pull together a team, create an atmosphere within this team where authentic community can thrive, and to implement the discernment process to discover God’s calling for this group and ministry within the Urbana community.  We anticipate this will be a 10 month process of recruiting, training and discerning.

 

A Candidate For This Position Will Be:

  • Enthusiastic in recruiting interested people to form a core team to listen for God’s calling, pray, and study scripture.
  • Creative in organizing, developing and leading the core leadership/discernment group.
  • Working with the core team to process through the “Starting NWC” resource, which will require regular study/group meetings as well as “feet on the ground” in the community.
  • Sharing the results/wisdom of the core discernment team with the NWC on a regular basis.

 

Core Attributes

  • Full of the love of God and called to share the transformative power of that love.
  • Radical in his or her hospitality toward others.
  • Spiritually mature in relationships with God and others.
  • A visionary.
  • Ability to inspire others to be a part of a movement of the Spirit.
  • Affinity for interacting with the unchurched or dechurched. 

 

Salary 

$12,000 for a 10 month contract (10 hours per week)         

Submit resume to Carrie Yearick at carrierpc@verizon.net and Norm Gordon at ngordon@gpchurch.org


 

Interim Minister for Faith and Family Life

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington DC

This position creates, maintains, and continues to plan for the religious education and faith formation of First Congregational UCC’s children, youth, and their families.  It is a great short-term opportunity to work in a welcoming congregation of about 200 members, with a wonderful group of children and youth, a collegial staff and Christian Education Commission team, and in the heart of downtown DC.  

The interim position runs from January through June 2015 (with the possibility to begin earlier).   Depending on the candidate, the position will be from 10 to 15 hours a week. Compensation is based on Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ guidelines for clergy.   The position, however, may be for ordained or lay persons.

The work includes coordinating and equipping the educational ministry for children and youth, relating to and resourcing the active Christian Education Commission, advocating and planning for children in worship, managing child care workers, and may assist in evaluating the current state of our educational ministry.   This position will assist the congregation as we consider our hopes and needs for a permanent position.

The ideal candidate delights in working directly with children and youth in nurturing the faith: values collegial work; treasures working with diverse people of all ages; has experience in equipping other educational leaders/teachers; has experience in and understanding of the field of education, Christian education, and/or spiritual formation for children; and has familiarity with the United Church of Christ.  

To apply send both a cover letter and resume to Reverend Dr. Sidney Fowler, Senior Minister, at sidfowler@comcast.net .  Send before December 1, 2014 to be considered.  For more information and job description, contact Fowler by email or by phone at  202.628.4317.

 


 

Job Description: Sunday School Superintendent

Western Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

PURPOSE: The Sunday School Superintendent coordinates and facilitates the smooth running of the Sunday School program, which seeks to ensure that children who attend come to know the Biblical faith in a safe, friendly, welcoming environment and where all may experience the love of God and be spiritually nurtured. An understanding of, and respect for, the faith and inclusive values of our church community are of critical importance, as is team work.

QUALIFICATIONS: (not in order of priority)

SINCERE FAITH AND CHRIST-CENTERED LIFE: The Sunday School Superintendent shall be a Christian, who has a desire to exercise faith and service through this ministry position.

PROFESSIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND ORGANIZATIONAL SKILL PLUS A WILLINGNESS TO LEARN: The position requires a self-starter with strong leadership skills; Ability to communicate well and work respectfully with other members of the staff and congregation; Strong verbal, written, interpersonal skills, and the ability to organize and prioritize work, and to meet deadlines is a requirement. Must be able to communicate via email, in addition to other forms of communication.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT: The Sunday School Superintendent needs an ability to relate well with people (children, youth and adults); Able to make decisions and delegate responsibilities to others; Able to recruit others who might assist as volunteers in the program. Required to interact and serve with the church pastors and staff, and be under the direction of the pastor(s).

PERSONAL ATTITUDES: Friendliness; a serving, glad, and humble attitude; an ability to graciously express leadership; openness to new ideas; self-starter / self-initiative imperative.

DEPENDABILITY: Loyalty and reliability, setting and meeting deadlines and goals; organized; punctual.

DISCRETION AND CONFIDENTIALITY: Trustworthiness.

ADMINISTRATION: Coordination with the pastoral and church staff and office; participation in meetings with the pastor as needed and Christian Education Committee. Maintain accurate Sunday School records. With the help of the Christian Education Committee, identify, train, and motivate volunteers for assistance in this program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Be present and prepared each Sunday morning before and after Sunday School to greet, support and encourage children, parents and teachers.

2) Responsible to monitor Sunday School classes and teachers and be prepared to teach classes if needed.

3) Work with the Interim Associate Pastor and Christian Education Committee to select, organize, maintain, and distribute Sunday School curriculum and supplies to equip teachers well.

4) Collect offerings and maintain attendance records.

5) Attends Christian Education Committee meetings, prepares and presents reports to Committee, and participates in planning special.

6) Prepare and deliver children’s sermon during corporate worship each Sunday. (negotiable)

 

OTHER TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1) The Sunday School Superintendent position is a part-time position (10 hours/week). A schedule of hours to be worked will be developed with the Interim Associate Pastor.

2) The salary will be determined by the Personnel Committee ($20-25/hour).

3) Performance reviews will be held in compliance with the Personnel Committee.

4) A background check is required.

5) The Sunday School Superintendent is directly accountable to the Interim Associate Pastor with reporting accountability to the Christian Education Committee.

IDEAL START DATE: January 4, 2015 (negotiable)

We invite inquiries or resumes to be sent to: (email preferred)

Rev. J.C. Cadwallader, Interim Associate Pastor 
Western Presbyterian Church 
2401 Virginia Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20037 
(202) 835-8383 ext. 18 
jc@westernpresbyterian.org

 

 


 

 

DC Episcopal Parish Searching for Interim Director of Children's Ministries

We are seeking a warm person and competent administrator to direct a substantial children's ministry program (newborn to grade 6) for at least three months. The position is funded for 25 hours/week at a generous hourly rate. Preference will be given to a person with experience in children's ministry. Familiarity with Godly Play is an advantage. Candidate will need to complete the Diocese of Washington's Safe Church training in the prevention of sexual misconduct and abuse, if not already certified. To express interest, please send resume and indication of interest to Iman Green at igreen@edow.org


Advent United Methodist Church

Director of Adult Ministry

Advent United Methodist Church, a vibrant church in Simpsonville, SC with a membership of 1800 is seeking a full time Director of Adult Ministry.  

This individual will be an inspiring and engaging leader who is responsible for overseeing programming, assimilation, and discipleship for Adults of all ages.  Responsibilities include teacher recruitment and training, curriculum development, and oversight of Sunday School and small groups. This individual will work with the Adult Ministry Committee to promote a culture of learning, service, worship and fellowship.

The position requires a four year degree with UMC theological training preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in adult discipleship or Christian education.  This person must be a good communicator, team player and one who has a passion for helping adults grow in their faith.  

Please submit resume and salary requirements to:

Janelanfordsmith@gmail.com


New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Resident

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC has an opening for a Resident, starting January 5, 2015. We are taking applications now for that position. We require one unit of CPE before applying, and 2 units is preferred.

A $25 application fee is required. NHRMC offers a diverse and challenging setting for doing CPE, and the area beaches offer a nice respite after work is done. Please send any inquiries to spiritual.care@nhrmc.org, or call us at 910-667-7014. Web site is www.nhrmc.org/cpe.


Part-­‐time pastor for youth/young adult English ministry

Korean hope church of Maryland

Korean Hope Church of Maryland located in Glenwood, MD, is looking for a part time pastor who will lead the youth/young adult ministry. The youth/young adult English ministry started one year ago and there are roughly 10 young adults, 2 youth and 2 teachers that the candidate will be working with.

Job description

1.    Plan and lead Sunday services and Bible studies.

2.    Coordinate and execute youth/young adult events.

3.    Conduct pastoral care for the youth and young adults assisting them with their spiritual growth.

4.   The canidate must work well with the lead pastor and the children’s ministry pastor.

Qualifications

1.    Currently enrolled in or graduated from accredited seminary.

2.    Ministry experience preferred.

3.    Familiarity with Korean language and culture is a plus, but not required.

Compensation

$1,500 per month

Application

1.    A resume

2.    A self-­‐introduction and vision statement

3.    Contact information for two pastoral references

Please e-­‐mail all application materials to Lead Pastor Woongki “James” Lee

KoreanHopeChurchMD@gmail.com, (443-­‐396-­‐3097) by 12/31/2014.

 


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville SEEKING:

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

 Full-time: January-August 2015

(with possible extension)

UUCR is a large mid-size congregation with vital worship and programming, strong lay leadership, and 75 children and youth in average attendance. We are looking for an experienced, creative person to walk with us through an exciting time of transition. Commitment to UU principles and values and familiarity with UU curriculum required.

 

Please contact Reverend Lynn Strauss at lstrauss@uucr.org.


Church Administrator

Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

Hours: 20 hours per week

This position ensures the efficient and effective management of the administrative operations of the church, including:

  • communication with members and visitors

  • support for Sunday services

  • maintenance of the membership database

  • management of rental facilities

  • oversight of church office administration

This position requires a high degree of professionalism, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, up-to-date computer skills, and attention to detail.  The Church Administrator supports the life, values, ministry and mission of the church.

Salary and benefits:  Salary commensurate with experience and comparable positions.  Benefits include:  flexible hours, paid vacation and holidays, sick/personal leave.

Send resume and cover letter to: 

John Osborne, Search Committee Chair

josborne@g-risk.com

 


Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ

3400 Lowell St. NW Washington, DC 20016

www.cpcchurch.org

 

Coordinator of Christian Discipleship and Ministry (Community UMC)

Part Time: 26 hours/week

Community United Methodist Church in Crofton, Maryland seeks a part-time Coordinator of Christian Discipleship and Ministry (26 hours/week). Prospective candidates may view the position description on the church's web site www.cumc.net. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a résumé including three references, and a 1-2 page statement about his or her understanding of Christian discipleship and ministry. Applications should be sent to feliciakidney@comcast.netby September 30, 2014.


Youth Minister  – (Nineteenth Street Baptist Church)

Part Time: $10,000-$12,000 per year (Hours: Negotiable)

The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church is seeking a candidate for the position of Youth Minister. This individual shall profess a personal Christian faith, and demonstrate a passion for, and commitment to, youth ministry.

The successful candidate must have a heart for youth, be able to flourish in a team atmosphere, be self-initiating, and self-motivated. Skills in teaching, planning, evangelism, discipleship, counseling and prayer will be needed to facilitate an effective ministry in guiding the youth of our church and surrounding community in their Christian spiritual formation and growth.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Enrollment in seminary or graduate of seminary

  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills

  3. Technical expertise with a wide array of media to enhance the teaching/preaching experience for youth

Responsibilities:

Provide leadership of our Youth Church under the supervision of the Senior Pastor and meet with him weekly. This includes preaching for, and leading those services.      

Supporting already established youth programs:  Manhood Training, God’s Daughters and those youth activities sponsored by the Church School, as well as developing proposals for new initiatives.

Creating and/or working on events and activities that foster an atmosphere of outreach and service. This may include but is not limited to: community events, youth mission trips, outreach to the local community and collaboration with other area youth ministries for combined events.

  1. Modeling personal faith, encouraging our youth in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

  2. Actively engaging in prayer with and on behalf of the youth in our church and community, in partnership with parents and church members.

  3. Coordinating a balanced calendar of youth ministry activities/events

  4. Communicate well through announcements, the weekly Church bulletin, and a monthly Youth newsletter.

  5. Participation in main church worship services and additional events at the request of the Senior Pastor.

Accountable Relationships:

  1. Report directly to the Senior Pastor

  2. Additionally responsible to the Board of Deacons

  3. Member of the Youth Council

  4. Participate with Church School to implement shared goals

  5. Foster relationships with parents of youth

Additional Information:

Address: 4606 16th St. NW Washington, DC 20011
Website: www.everyblessing.org

Please submit resume and cover letter to: rsmith@nsbcdc.org Subject line: Youth Minister Search

Applications will be considered until the position is filled

Posted on 8.7.2014


Children's Christian Education Coordinator ( Cheverly, MD)

10 hours per week – 12 months

At Cheverly United Methodist Church, inspiring children is an important step in achieving our church’s mission of making disciples of all people.  As part of our mission, it is vital to have a strong children’s program to attract and grow disciples. 

Cheverly United Methodist Church is a small, but growing, congregation. Our average church attendance is 70 adults and 15 children per Sunday. Church services begin at 10:00 a.m. and end between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.

Children attend church in the sanctuary at the beginning of the service and go to Sunday School after Children’s Time, which has a message from the pastor or other members of the church. Sunday School begins at about 10:15 and ends by 11:30 a.m.

Vacation Bible School usually takes place for a week during June and operates in the evening for two hours.

Education Requirements:
Required: High School Graduate with some college courses.
Preferred: College Degree in a related field such as Christian Education, Christian Ministry, Theology, or Religious Studies.

Experience and Skills:
Required: Complete familiarity with Protestant church services, music and Sunday school. Working experience in a Sunday School, Christian Education Program, Vacation Bible School (VBS) or other similar programs involving children. Demonstrated ability to develop a children’s Christian education program.
Preferred: 2 to 5 years experience working in a church environment in Sunday School, Christian Education Program, Vacation Bible School or other relevant programs. Demonstrated ability to incorporate Christian music into children’s programming.

Job Responsibilities:
This job description lists required tasks and responsibilities.  Other responsibilities may be added when deemed necessary.

  1. Provide opportunities for spiritual growth for children preschool through sixth grade by planning and teaching Sunday School lessons throughout the year.

  2. Schedule and participate in Children’s Time and develop other opportunities to involve the children in the congregational worship service and outreach opportunities (e.g., service projects).

  3. Ensure the environment and programs are safe for children.

  4. Effectively communicate children’s ministry activities to the pastor, children’s families, and the congregation.

  5. Gather input from families and volunteers on programming for continuous improvement.  

  6. Coordinate volunteers to ensure there is adequate, trained supervision for all activities.

  7. Track attendance and participation in children’s programs.

  8. Develop, plan, teach, and coordinate weeklong, 2 hour/day VBS program (10 hours of actively attended programming).

  9. Abide by established budget and purchasing guidelines as established by Finance Committee and pastor.

Additional Information
The Children’s Christian Education Coordinator reports to the pastor, and coordinates with children’s music ministry staff and other church groups, as needed.

Applicant must be eligible for employment (i.e., U.S. citizen or work permit).

Cover letters and resumes are due by July 18th and may be mailed or emailed to:

Cheverly United Methodist Church
2801 Cheverly Avenue
Cheverly, MD 20785

Employment will begin the week of August 25th, allowing two weeks of preparation prior to Children’s Time and Sunday School on September 7th

Posted on 7.15.2014

 

  

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