Current Openings at Wesley Theological Seminary
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify the position for which you are applying (see below for opportunities). If you are applying for a faculty position, please follow the directions posted with the job listing. Hard copies of resumes and CVs 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) 664-5682.
See below for Wesley Theological Seminary's EOE policy details.
If you are interested in posting a job announcement in our Community Openings section, please email your position description to the Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
Website Assistance - looking for someone to help with the website (experience preferred)
Video Editing/Writing - looking for someone who has experience
Data Analytics - looking for someone who can provide technical admin assistance generating reports from Google Analytics, Hootsuite and other monitoring software.
Community Engagement Institute
Heal the Sick - In need of a program administrator
Wesley Downtown - In need of a program administrator
Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Religious Workforce Grant - in need of someone who is well-versed in Microsoft Excel; short-term assignment
Wesley Innovation Hub/Strategic Initiatives
Student Research Associate - The Hub is seeking a student research associate. This individual will have qualitative research experience, particularly indexing and analyzing qualitative data using a coding tree. Experience with Nvivo software is preferred, but not required. The Student Research Associate will transcribe and index in-depth interviews conducted among 20 congregations over the duration of the grant cycle and may conduct additional interviews, as needed. The SRA will be trusted to work independently and maintain a regular rhythm of weekly check-ins with other research associates and bi-weekly check-ins with the research director(s). This is a remote (telework) position with flexible hours (7-12 hours per week). Student will be asked to use their own computer.
Student Transcriber (Short-term for 2-3 month) - The Hub is seeking an individual to prepare interviews for research. The transcriber will upload audio interviews to a software that will automatically transcribe to 80-90% accuracy, then listen to each interview and edit as necessary to ensure the complete accuracy of the final product. Required: attention to detail. Student will be asked to use their own computer. The Transcriber will be trusted to work independently and maintain a regular rhythm of weekly check-ins with other Hub staff and bi-weekly check-ins with the research director(s). This is a remote (telework) position with flexible hours (10-12 hours per week).
The Wesley Innovation Hub assists local churches with innovation and young adult ministry. Wesley is one of 12 seminaries in the US participating in a five-year, nation-wide initiative to reach young adults and research young adult engagement.
(About the Hub: https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/wesley-innovation-hub/)
The number of available hours for all of these positions varies but none will not exceed above an average of 12 hours per week.
For more information about the above opportunities or how to apply, contact Dr. Josie Hoover, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Announcement, Worship and Social Media Producer (Part-time), Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Alexandria, VA
The Worship and Social Media Producer supports the communications ministry at Aldersgate United Methodist Church (AUMC). As part of the staff team, the Worship and Social Media Producer will design and create video and media content for in-person and online worship; video content for marketing and promotional purposes; and web content for publication on AUMC’s web site and social media accounts. The Producer will be expected to build a video ministry volunteer team to help design, create, and share content for the church.
• Leadership: Demonstrate the ability to guide and direct video participants in a positive and effective manner, and effectively direct and empower volunteers to achieve media production goals.
• Planning & Organization: Plan and organize video and social media production calendars to meet church ministry seasons, timelines, and deadlines.
• Standard of Excellence: Maintain a high level of excellence and professionalism in all work.
• Creativity: Display creativity and resourcefulness in production of video and social media content.
• Visioning: Help translate goals and needs of ministry leaders into effective content and designs.
• Editing Abilities: Demonstrate an ability to compile footage and graphic elements to produce appealing and engaging videos and social media content.
• Interpersonal Skills: Communicate and interact positively and cooperatively with staff, team members, and volunteers, and respond well to constructive feedback.
• Participate in the life and ministry of the church.
• Responsible for all aspects of technical production for in-person and online worship (i.e., audio, video, lighting, media).
• Direct and manage live streaming and live social media events and platforms.
• Work with clergy and ministry leaders (staff and laity) to conceptualize and design videos and content for worship services, as well as for posting on social media.
• Shoot and edit videos for use in worship services, special events, promotions, and devotionals, and publish to applicable web-based mediums.
• Create, publish, and manage web content for the AUMC web site and AUMC’s social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. This may include but is not limited to sermon series trailers; promotional video clips; and highlight reels for the church’s communication campaigns (e.g., Christmas, Easter, mission trips, Vacation Bible School, etc.)
• Maintain an organized digital media library of useable footage, photography, and complete projects.
• Recruit, train, manage, and empower a team of volunteers, as needed, for the creation and production of worship services, special events, and social media content.
• Attend weekly worship planning meetings.
• Advise pastors and church leadership team of video ideas and needs for AUMC.
• Provide direction in the purchase and maintenance of all equipment (hardware, software, licenses, etc.) required to create high quality video content.
• Oversee and manage the media ministry portion of the annual budget.
• Acquire appropriate releases and copyright licensing for all projects.
• Stay up-to-date with current trends in social media, design tools, and applications.
Qualities & Qualifications
• A love for Christ and people.
• Strong, positive experiences in the Christian church.
• Possess qualities of both a team player and a team leader.
• Must possess professional maturity, good communication skills, self-motivation, and attentiveness to details.
• Able to adapt to last minute changes and needs in the church and community.
• Effectively organize, prioritize, and lead multiple projects.
• Hands-on experience with web-based technologies.
• Must have a portfolio of work (professional or personal) that demonstrates technical skills and creative abilities in the area of sound, lighting, video production, and social media content creation. This includes composition, editing, production, direction, etc. of videos.
• Must be able to demonstrate experience and proficiency in the use of recording, editing, and production technology on a Microsoft Windows-based network.
• Must be able to demonstrate ability to set up and install media equipment (e.g., LCD projectors, speakers, TVs, video monitors, cameras, etc.).
• Think creatively for current and future desires and needs of the church and its ministries; willing to “step outside the box” using media and its resources for the purpose of enhancing AUMC and its ministries, while balancing the “inside the box” understanding of the church, its membership, its resources, and its place in the community.
• Prior experience working with volunteers is a plus.
$20k-$30k a year (will be determined and offered commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications)
Hours and Days of Work
This position is an exempt position that will work a flexible schedule of 20-25 hours per week. On-site presence for Sunday morning worship is required. Additional on-site presence may be required as the church transitions back to in-person worship. (FLSA Status: Part-Time Exempt)
How to Apply
To apply, send an email with your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com with “PRODUCER” in the subject line.
Posted on October 19, 2020
Job Announcement, Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries, St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Bethesda, MD
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda, a family-sized parish in the Diocese of Washington, is seeking a faithful, joyful, and energetic Christian Formation leader to help us reimagine and reinvigorate our offerings to children, youth, and families.
● Building relationships with families to strengthen their engagement with the parish and support faith formation at home
● Designing and leading a weekly Christian Formation program for children, with age-appropriate content for a range of development stages
● Coordinating regular youth formation and mission events
● Assisting the Rector with Confirmation classes
● Identifying and raising up volunteer leadership from among parishioners
● A strong, mature, compelling Christian faith
● Warmth, creativity, humor, and flexibility
● Personal drive to develop a largely new program
● Gifts and passion for creating community among children, youth, and families
● Bachelor’s Degree
● Completion of, or willingness to complete, diocesan Safe Church training
● Openness to using online ministry resources (e.g., Zoom)
● This is a part-time, non-exempt position with variable work hours, averaging 7-10 hours per week, not exceeding 40 hours per month. This includes Sunday mornings, church business hours, and some evenings/Saturdays (at the discretion of the Rector).
● Starting salary: $650/month
● This position will begin as soon as possible.
● The Director will report directly to the Rector.
● Programming will need to accommodate limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To apply, please email a letter of interest, résumé, and list of three references by October 18, 2020 to:
The Rev. Patricia Phaneuf Alexander, Rector
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
5450 Massachusetts Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20816
Posted on October 19, 2020
Job Announcement, Senior Pastor, Montgomery Hills Baptist Church, Silver Spring
The Montgomery Hills Baptist Church is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Pastor. The Pastor is responsible for providing pastoral leadership and administrative oversight of the Church's ministries, including worship, music, preaching, teaching, mission service, stewardship and fellowship. Work with the Church's staff to provide opportunities for members to engage in worship, discipleship and mission. QUALIFUCATIONS: Graduate of a nationally recognized seminary or divinity school. Preferred five years experience as an Ordained Minister/Pastor. Preferred experience as a called pastor and/or Interim pastor. Capable of working with a diverse congregation. Effective interpersonal and communication skills
Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a resume which includes work history, ordination status and three letters of reference. APPLICATION DEADLINE is November 30, 2020. For more detailed information please email the Pulpit Committee at Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on October 19, 2020
Job Announcement, Director of Youth Ministries, Idylwild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN
Who you are: A creative, fun-loving, thoughtful leader, energized by empowering 6th - 12th graders to live into God’s plan and purposes. You thrive within the diverse demands of creating relational environments, while supporting students grappling to discover spiritual responses to today’s cultural realities. You are theologically trained, with at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree, possess a strong personal faith rooted in the Reformed tradition, and align to PCUSA beliefs and have a demonstrated ability to train and empower volunteer leaders. You enjoy living in a thriving, beautiful, urban environment, with easy access to recreational activities.
Who we are: A PCUSA congregation deeply committed to social justice and discovering how to authentically live out the teachings of Jesus in this cultural moment. As PCUSA, we affirm that ALL are welcome. We enjoy gathering in a beautiful, historic building, while recognizing the church isn’t a building, but a people committed to sharing God’s love with our community. We are multi-generational, with a growing core of young families, meaning we have a LOT of preschool and early elementary kids! We are futurists, envisioning these young ones graduating into a vibrant and thriving youth ministry.
Does who you are fit who we are? If so, we’d love to talk with you! Please share your resume: email@example.com
Post updated on September 24, 2020
Job Announcement, Children's Education Director (part-time), Idylwood Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA
Idylwood Presbyterian Church is looking for an 8-10 hour per week Children's Education Director with required attendance to be Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This position reports to the Gap or Stated Supply Pastor.
When we return to face-to-face interactions:
- Design, resource, and oversee a robust children’s Sunday School program for all elementary school children K – 5th grade on a weekly basis. This can be a one-room schoolhouse or multiple groups using volunteers from the congregation.
- In coordination with the pastor, select and implement the use of a Sunday School curriculum which is theologically and pedagogically appropriate for IPC and adaptable for different ages. The curriculum should focus on or heavily emphasize the familiarity of Bible stories for children.
- Recruit and coordinate volunteers to assist with and/or lead groups of children on Sunday mornings.
- In coordination with the pastor, lead and/or assign leaders for children’s sermons (Zoom Room) each Sunday and provide some at-home learning related to it during the week.
- Explore the possibility of a Vacation Bible School-type of event in the summer. Size and scope will depend on volunteer support.
- Coordinate once-per-quarter special events on days other than Sunday that engage children in mission, service projects, fun activities, or educational experiences.
- Be intentional about one’s own personal ongoing spiritual growth.
- A love for God, respect for the church, a desire to grow in faith, and a deep appreciation for children.
- Some experience working with elementary-age children in a structured educational setting.
- Flexibility to work with special-needs children.
- Good organizational skills.
- Familiarity with the Bible and the basics of the Christian faith.
- Availability Sunday mornings.
- Ability to walk on water!
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Exposure to mainline church ethos helpful.
To apply, contact: Carol Shuh, Clerk of Session, Idylwood Presbyterian Church, 7617 Idylwood Road, Falls Church, VA 22043; call 703-533-7538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on September 14, 2020
Job Announcement, Campus Minister/Executive Director, Raleigh Wesley Foundation, Raleigh, NC
The Raleigh Wesley Foundation is a United Methodist college student ministry serving multiple campuses in Raleigh, NC seeking to build strong relationships and collaboration with local United Methodist Churches. The campus minister/executive director will have three primary areas of responsibility as outlined below. The campus minister will be accountable to the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Wesley Foundation and the Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the NC Conference UMC. The campus minister must be licensed as a local pastor or ordained in the United Methodist Church with a clear calling and passion for ministry with young adults.
Areas of responsibility:
Raleigh Wesley Foundation Campus Minister/Executive Director – oversees the day to day operation of the Raleigh Wesley Foundation and serves in a role of pastor to college students.
- work with student leadership to create an open and invitational community of college students to foster spiritual growth and engagement
- guide student leadership in planning and implementing activities and programs for students including but not limited to worship services, fellowship activities, Bible studies, service projects, mission trips, retreats, etc.
- provide counseling to students as needed
- organize, develop and mentor student leadership teams
- ensure ongoing communication to students and stakeholders
- supervise other staff, including but not limited to seminary interns, student music director, bookkeeper, etc.
- RWF Board of Directors – work with the chair to schedule/plan/prepare for Board meetings (including charge conference), identify and recruit prospective Board members, meet with Board sub-‐committees, prepare reports for Board meetings, work with the Board on any fundraising initiatives
- RWF Alumni Board – attend meetings and events, help with planning alumni gatherings, maintain communication with alumni including alumni newsletter, support the Alumni Board in gathering applications for McGlamery Scholarships, help keep up the RWFAA database, schedule and arrange for Hut clean up day, build relationships with alumni, assist with oversight of endowment funds
- Administrative – process mail and correspondence, receive bills and donations and take to the bookkeeper for processing, arrange for necessary utilities, ensure proper and up to date insurance coverage, ensure donors are properly acknowledged, ensure all IRS documents are obtained and reported, ensure that sales tax refunds are processed and received, maintain office supplies, prepare and review budget
- Facilities – maintain the Hut, monitor and replace appliances as needed, maintain necessary cleaning and cooking supplies, clean the Hut as necessary, perform routine maintenance as needed, ensure security of the building, maintain/replace furnishings as needed
United Methodist Ambassador to the various college/university campuses in the Raleigh area working with chaplains and other campus ministries.
- build relationships with chaplains and other campus ministries
- participate in any ecumenical efforts and programs on campuses
- build relationships with administrators, faculty and staff as appropriate to navigate campus systems and garner support for UM campus ministry
- offer availability to campus administration for any pastoral, chaplaincy needs
- ensure proper procedures are followed in obtaining and renewing student organization status on campuses for Raleigh Wesley Foundation
- ensure Raleigh Wesley Foundation presence at recruiting events and opportunities on campuses
Collaborator with local United Methodist Churches
- maintain strong relationship with Fairmont UMC including attending worship, negotiating shared services such as internet/utilities/copier, availability to preach, organize students in leading Wesley Sunday twice each academic year, communication regarding use of space and maintenance issues
- visit other local United Methodist Churches to share the college student ministry of the Raleigh Wesley Foundation
- serve as a resource to local United Methodist Churches seeking to set up a college student ministry
- plan joint programs and/or projects of the Raleigh Wesley Foundation with any local United Methodist Church college student ministries
- Attend meetings of the Conference Commission on Higher Education.
- Attend Annual Conference as required and/or to help promote campus ministry.
- Attend or support other Conference events/opportunities to promote campus ministry.
- Attend District Pastors’ Meetings.
- Participate in denominational groups and gatherings as related to college student ministry.
How to apply
In order to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter including responses to the four questions below to the Search Committee at RWFsearch2019@gmail.com by November 1, 2020.
Questions for response in the cover letter:
- Why are you interested in this position?
- What in your experiences most qualifies you for this position?
- What excites you most in this job description?
- What do you find most challenging in this job description?
Posted on September 9, 2020
Job Announcement, Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Asbury United Methodist Church, Salisbury, MD
Asbury United Methodist Church of Salisbury, Maryland is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministries (full benefits included), with a start date of October 15, 2020. This director ministers primarily to grades 6-12 including involvement of the families of the youth in the life of the congregation and the youth ministry program.
I. General Duties and Responsibilities
A. This director reports to the senior pastor and is a part of the ministry staff team. This director ministers primarily to grades 6-12 including involvement of the families of the youth in the life of the congregation and the youth ministry program. This position encompasses administrative oversight, support, and further development of the entire youth ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church, including maintaining and developing a yearly budget. Administrative responsibilities include reporting to the church leadership team, weekly staff meeting, attending professional development events and ordering and organizing any supplies needed. This director will also assist in worship services and encourage youth and family representation.
II. Primary Responsibilities
Be familiar with and adhere to the Safe Sanctuary Policies of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Utilize curriculum that reflects the United Methodist tradition and doctrine in cooperation with the senior pastor.
Develop a youth and family council.
Attend weekly staff meetings, monthly leadership team meetings and other scheduled meetings.
Maintain regular contact with youth and families via traditional and social media.
Coordinate youth and family events with partner churches.
Coordinate confirmation classes with partner churches.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Adult Spiritual Formation and Membership to lead spiritual formation and fellowship events for youth and families.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Children and Care Ministries.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Music Ministries to recruit young people for music ministry.
Support and assist in worship services as needed and involve youth at all levels of church activities.
Develop and maintain youth and family ministries budget.
Recruit, train, schedule and support acolytes and crucifers to assist with worship services.
Develop and train a strong volunteer base for youth ministries.
Engage in Christian education in youth and family ministries, including Sunday school.
Promote Camp Pecometh and associated scholarships.
Liaison to Boy Scouts troops sponsored by Asbury.
Liaison to ASP
Coordinate and participate in Conference Youth Rally annually.
Coordinate and participate in middle school and high school Youth Group.
Youth outreach (school, sports, and extracurricular activities).
Other duties as assigned.
III. Desired Skill Set
Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education or Christian Ministry from an accredited college or university.
Have experience in youth and family ministries.
Have strong organizational, administrative and communication skills.
Be a self-starter, creative and able to work independently as well as with the church ministry team.
Be able and willing to work with all people.
Maintain personal spiritual growth.
Have knowledge of and comfort using The Microsoft Office package and social media.
Click here for application: https://asburyweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Youth-Family-Application.pdf
Posted on September 8, 2020
Job Announcement, Connectional Ministries Intern, The Connectional Table, United Methodist Church
The Connectional Table is looking for a talented and driven Connectional Ministries Intern to join our team for the 2020-2021 school year. We value your learning and development as our highest priority, and we are committed to making sure an intern gets the most out of the experience. Our staff team will work with you to select projects that allow you to grow your skills and test out what you are learning in your classes in the real world.
As we are focused on the intern’s learning and educational experience, we are flexible about the roles you will perform and projects you are assigned. You could assist us with:
- our communication (digital or written),
- board governance and engagement of our board of directors,
- performing research surveys and survey analysis,
- planning a webinar or improving our online meetings,
- working on strategy for sharing about our legislative priorities for our General Conference (global legislative assembly of the UMC),
- Working on financial items - specifically related to the UMC’s total budget,
- Writing content for our blog or emerging,
- Project managing our Emerging website,
- State of the Church report,
- Our contribution to the End Racism campaign of The UMC,
- Writing devotionals or spiritual resources,
- Website and social media presence, or
- Work with us to come up a new idea.
- Lead at least two projects (as project manager) for the Connectional Table during the school year
- Generate and publish content on our blog
- Attend weekly staff meetings
- Serve as project manager for special projects which includes tracking all aspects of the project and being the project lead from start to finish (including tracking the production process, coordinating with stakeholders and partners, leading meetings, providing project updates, coordinating layout or graphic design, etc.)
- Other tasks as assigned
- We will work with you to pick a project area in communications, board governance and engagement, organizational leadership, adaptive leadership, finance, education and training, research, or one of our value themes: Worldwide and Contextual, Vital and Effective, Affirming and Inclusive, and Connectional.
- Ability to communicate with people of different perspectives and from different cultures
- Satisfied working independently and on a team
- Analytical and multitasking skills
- Knowledge or familiarity with The United Methodist Church
- Experience with project management system Asana, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite
Work Hours & Benefits
- This is a paid internship
- Hours - 12-15 a week; between September 2020 - May 2021 (dates may be adjustable based on school year)
- Remote due to COVID-19 (possibility to go into Rosemont, IL office)
- Wages: $13.5-$16 based on experience and hours committed to work
- Time off- 4 weeks (60 hours) (school break weeks are included in this number)
- Add-ons: CT will pay for a Strengthfinder assessment; CT to provide computer or printer for use during internship; staff team building retreats
- Reports to the Assistant Connectional Ministries Officer. We are willing to work with your educational institution to make sure you get course credit if needed.
- Share a resume,
- Statement of interest, and
- Sample weekly schedule (12-15 hours) with us at email@example.com
The Connectional Table discerns and articulates the vision for the worldwide United Methodist Church (over 12 million members across 100+ countries) and stewards the mission, ministries, and resources of the denomination as determined by the General Conference and in consultation with the United Methodist Council of Bishops. The Connectional Table seeks to help the UMC live out its vision as a worldwide church and realize its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Connectional Table does this by focusing our work on the themes: Worldwide and Contextual, Vital and Effective, Affirming and Inclusive, and Connectional.
The Connectional Table is one of the 13 agencies or office of the United Methodist Church. Our staff regularly work with the other offices on programs, initiatives, and various tasks. The organization is directed by an engaged working board of directors made up of 64 people from across the globe. Our office is based in the Midwest United States with staff in Chicago, IL and Lansing, MI. At present the staff are currently fully remote due to COVID-19. To find out more about the Connectional Table, visit our website at https://www.umcct.org.
The Connectional Table also runs https://www.emergingmethodism.com/ The Emerging website seeks to provide a forum through an open-ended online conversation about what is emerging in United Methodism. Through this resource, the Connectional Table seeks to forge a compelling consensus shared by a vast global community of “think and let think” disciples of Jesus Christ, affirming and claiming Methodism’s essential convictions about what to teach, how to teach, who we are, and how—by the grace of God—United Methodists strive to live and be in ministry together. The website features topics of theology, polity, history and leadership.
The Connectional Table does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or religious identity.
Posted on September 8, 2020
Job Announcement, Youth Director, St. Luke's UMC (Gethsemane Campus), Houston, TX
St. Luke’s UMC Gethsemane Campus (https://www.stlukesmethodist.org/gethsemane/) of Houston, TX is seeking a full-time Youth Director. Nestled in the heart of one of Houston’s most diverse neighborhoods, the people of Gethsemane are a family in Jesus, pouring themselves out in generosity and service to bring the good news of Jesus Christ. Gethsemane represents over 20 nationalities and worships each week in English, Spanish, and Swahili.
The Youth Director works with youth, volunteers, and families to design and implement appropriate, contextual, relational youth ministry in the Sharpstown and Gulfton neighborhoods of Houston. The Youth Director will focus primarily on relationships and programs and will communicate intentionally with other staff, parents, volunteers, and laity in a way that builds excitement and confidence in the youth ministry. This role requires an individual to have leadership, collaborative, and communication gifts.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on August 31, 2020
Job Announcement, Church Sexton, St. John's Norwood Episcopal Church, Bethesda, MD
St. John’s Norwood in Bethesda - Chevy Chase, MD is a vibrant, multi-generational, progressive, open and affirming Episcopal Church with an average Sunday attendance of 350. Our ministry revolves around four core commitments: relevant worship, education, building authentic community, and making a difference both within our church community as well as through our many active social justice ministries in the community and world.
We are seeking a trustworthy and responsible live-in Sexton to serve as caretaker of the church. This includes monitoring building security; light clean-up and set-up to prepare for worship services and meetings; keeping the Director of Church Operations advised of dangers/concerns about the condition and maintenance of building; and light grounds work (sweeping walkways, occasional light shoveling, and watering plants).
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Church Operations, the Sexton’s duties and responsibilities include:
• Serving as first contact for any building emergencies.
• Checking all doors at night to ensure they are locked. Enabling security alarm at night and disabling in the morning.
• Keeping watch and notifying the Director of Church Operations of any potential flooding or building maintenance issues.
• Ensuring the Nave and Chapel are ready for worship by straightening and stocking pews, assisting Director of Music with set-up, and checking room temperature for worship areas in the morning.
• Setting up and taking down tables and chairs for church meetings, particularly on Sundays; preparing coffee etc. for coffee hour and meetings, and cleaning up afterwards (including washing and putting away mugs, etc.) For gatherings that involve meals, the set up and cleanup will be more extensive and will be compensated separately on a set fee schedule.
• Performing light grounds maintenance: Keeping entrances clean and swept, watering indoor and outdoor plants as needed, checking to be sure that signage is in place and the Memorial Garden is free of litter.
• Opening and closing the church before and after functions.
In addition to successfully passing a criminal background check, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• High School Diploma or GED
• Experience with facilities maintenance preferred
• Flexibility and dependability
• Self-starter, capable of taking initiative
• Ability to communicate in both oral and written form; read, understand and follow instructions and schedules
• Physically able to handle light physical labor and lift up to 50 lbs.
• The Sexton will be required to complete the course, ’Safeguarding God’s Children’for certification
Hours and Compensation
• This is a part-time, 15-hour/week, non-exempt position.
• Compensation is $20/hour
• Sexton will live onsite in a recently renovated apartment with 2 bedrooms, den, and 1-1/2 baths. (Maximum occupancy: 4)
• Additional benefits are not included.
Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to Karen Berry, Director of Church Operations at email@example.com
Posted on August 27, 2020
Job Announcement, Intergenerational Integrator, Crossroads United Methodist Church, Ashburn, VA
Crossroads United Methodist Church seeks a full-time Intergenerational Integrator. This position is vital to the ongoing success of Crossroads’ ability to live into God’s Work of Boldness and Courage (Cascading Questions) and the Strategic Objectives for Family, SERVE, and Unlimited Welcome.
The position requires passionate alignment with Crossroads’ vision, mission, theological framework, and team-based ministry as described in the TREK to Recalibrate Guidebook. The Intergenerational Integrator is responsible for integrating the mission of Crossroads throughout Adult, Children and Students, Serve, and Nurture ministries.
Success is attained when:
- There is a working environment that nurtures healthy relationships and accountability.
- The staff are aligned with and operating within the vision and mission.
- The staff connect to and engage teams in a productive manner to meet team objectives.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Coordinate with the Pastor and TREK to Recalibrate Vision and Mission Team in developing overarching congregational SMART Objectives, including growth goals, that align with the Strategic Objectives for Family, SERVE and Unlimited Welcome.
- In coordination with the Pastor and Operations Integrator, assist with staff meetings that promote collaboration across all ministry areas by defining potential roadblocks and solutions, reviewing progress on SMART Objectives, and celebrating accomplishments using the current Dashboard.
- Direct responsibility for the formation and development of staff and teams that support Adult, Children and Student ministries, as well as those that support community needs through Serve and Nurture/Care ministries.
- Serve on the TREK to Recalibrate Strategic Team.
- Coordinate with the TREK to Recalibrate Team to oversee TREK to Greater Things including:
- TREK to Recalibrate training for staff and teams using the TREK Training Guidebook.
- Congregational spiritual gatherings at least three times per year.
- Organize, develop, and plan Adult Small Group opportunities and offerings. Coordinate with the Women’s Ministry Retreat Team.
- Develop and collaborate with the Rites of Passages (ROP) Teams – Baptism, 3rd Grade Bibles, Crossover to Middle School, Confirmation, and Graduation.
- Meet with each accountable staff member in a regular rhythm for missional alignment and accountability using the Dashboard and agreed upon Key Performance Indicators.
- Coordinate with the Operations Integrator to identify potential gaps across ministry areas and collaborate on missional alignment.
- Meet regularly with the Pastor and Operations Integrator to discuss progress, accountability, and concerns.
- Lead Adult Small Group, Rites of Passage, and Family Team meetings in coordination with the Children and Student Ministry Coordinators.
- Work with accountable staff and teams to create and manage the Adult Small Groups, Rites of Passage, and Family Ministry areas of the General Operating Budget.
- Attend the following meetings: Discernment Team, TREK to Recalibrate Vision and Mission Team, Family Team, Rites of Passage Team and Adult Small Groups Team; and other meetings, as necessary.
- A passion for the vision and mission of Crossroads.
- Ability to lead, coordinate, and collaborate with ministry volunteers and staff.
- Ability to collaborate with people who have different perspectives, methods, and desired outcomes.
- Experience working with and managing people.
- Experience in managing multiple initiatives simultaneously.
- Good organizational skills and attention to details.
- Good writing and communication skills
To apply, send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Crossroads Nova is a reconciling congregation.
Posted on August 26, 2020
Job Announcement, Student Ministry Coordinator (Part-time), Crossroads United Methodist Church, Ashburn, VA
Crossroads is not the typical United Methodist Church. We believe we are living in post aberrant times and a major part of our work involves recalibrating what it means to be church in an ever changing 21st Century world. Crossroads is not a staff led congregation. The staff exist for, and with, the congregation to help equip the Body of Christ to transform the world one person, one family, and one community at a time. Our mission is to help people find unwavering hope for their lives through a focus on Families, Serving, and Unlimited Welcome. In this regard, we consider being part of the paid staff at Crossroads as both an awesome privilege and a great responsibility.
In 2018, Crossroads discerned that God is calling the church to be part of a greatly needed recalibration of what it means to be church. This recalibration or "reformation" is both exciting and immensely challenging. There are no experts in guiding the church any longer. The old models of church growth and revitalization no longer work. What is required today is the ability to live and guide without having easy answers to questions. This means we must give equal attention to both learning and planning work; and the learning work must always precede the planning work. The TREK Training Guidebook helps staff and ministry leaders gain an understanding of who we are, where we came from, and how we live into the vision and mission.
As an agile organization, staff work with teams consisting of both paid staff and unpaid ministry leaders who oversee the work needing to be done. One of the roles of staff is to recognize and call out the gifts within the Body of Christ and to help nurture those gifts.
Instead of following Robert’s Rule of Order, we practice discernment as our way to listen, learn and reshape what God is calling us to do now. It is an immense privilege to team together as Crossroads lives into the vision and mission.
In order to address the changing conditions of culture, recalibrating what it means to be church requires certain prescribed leadership qualities. These qualities include the ability to:
- Communicate a narrative of God's unwavering hope for the world.
- Lead without knowing the future or end-state.
- Recognize and accept the way God mysteriously works in and through us for the sake of the vision and mission.
- Have critical conversations that lead to greater learning.
- Work slowly, mindfully, and thoughtfully in fast times.
- Get loose from a tight, institutional past.
- Work from the edges and not just from the center of an institution.
The Student Ministry Coordinator position is vital to the ongoing success of Crossroads’ ability to live into God’s Work of Boldness and Courage (Cascading Questions) and the Strategic Objectives for Family, SERVE, and Unlimited Welcome.
The position requires passionate alignment with Crossroads’ vision, mission, theological framework, and team-based ministry as described in the TREK to Recalibrate Guidebook. The Student Ministry Coordinator is responsible for planning and facilitating all youth-oriented student gatherings and events, and walking beside students as they navigate life as an adolescent/teenager.
Success is attained when:
- Healthy relationships and community are formed and maintained among students (and volunteers) through youth meetings, gatherings, and events.
- Middle and high school students feel surrounded by the love and support of Crossroads as an inclusive community.
- Middle and high school students feel safe asking questions and exploring faith as an evolving walk with God.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Contributing to the Newsletter (1 hour per week)
- Building a Student Ministry team (1-2 hours per week)
- Attend Meetings (2 hours per week)
- Preparing curriculum for Sunday mornings (2 hours per week)
- Planning and leading monthly gatherings (1-2x a month – for middle and high school separately, or together)
- Planning Passage events with Student Ministry team (seasonally)
- Updating/Monitoring social media (1 hour per week)
- Outreach to students and parents (1 hour per week)
- A passion for the vision and mission of Crossroads.
- A love and passion for students at this critical stage of life (middle school/high school).
- Ability to lead, coordinate, and collaborate with ministry volunteers.
- A desire to create new and interesting experiences (including service opportunities) for adolescents and teens both inside and outside the church walls.
- Ability to communicate effectively with teenagers and their parents.
- Experience working with children/adolescents in various settings.
To apply, send your resume to email@example.com. Crossroads Nova is a reconciling congregation.
Posted on August 26, 2020
Job Announcement, Christian Education Intern, Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church, Rockville, MD
The purpose of the Christian Education Intern is to lead, facilitate and support ministry opportunities that enable people to experience the love and grace of Christ for themselves, as well as opportunities to share this love with other people. One key purpose of this role is to provide support to church clergy and staff during the leave of absence of the Minister of Christian Discipleship. The focus of this role is children from infants through 5th grade and young families.
The Christian Education Intern shall be responsible for overseeing a variety of programs, experiences and opportunities that promote and nurture the spiritual growth of children and parents of the church. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Assisting in worship leadership. These responsibilities include:
- Preaching or coordinating the weekly children’s sermon.
- Organizing communion for children on Communion Sundays
- Maintaining ministries that engage and form children and parents into disciples of Jesus Christ, including ministry with:
- Infants and toddlers
- Children (pre-K to grade 5)
- Young families
- Planning and coordinating Sunday morning education for children (nursery through fifth grade). This will include:
- Manage Sunday School staffing.
- Providing training, support, and encouragement for teachers and volunteers.
- Staffing and overseeing the nursery.
- Planning and overseeing the Emerging Generation fellowship group for 4th and 5th
- Planning and coordinating various annual events for children. Such events include, but are not limited to:
- Fall Festival
- Christmas Pajama Party
- Family Christmas Eve service
- Design the order of worship
- Partner with Children’s Choir Director to Organize a skit or play
- Easter Event (egg hunt?)
- Enforce compliance of MCP’s Safe Sanctuaries policy as it relates to children and children’s programming at the church.
- Develop regular communications and updates related to above ministries and responsibilities to be included in church wide communications.
- Personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
- Master’s degree in a theological discipline (e.g., M. Th, M. Div).
- Demonstrated call and passion for forming disciples.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and lead children.
- Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with youth, parents, organizational leaders and other stakeholders in both church and the community.
- Demonstrated ability to teach people to apply the Bible to their lives.
- Demonstrated ability to direct children’s programs and activities with Christian discipleship at their center.
- Servant leader with high level of integrity, ability to foster authentic relationships and willingness to participate in personal outreach.
- Willingness to work irregular hours and in places other than the church.
- Ability to speak Spanish or French, preferred.
The Christian Education Intern is accountable to the Senior Pastor.
Compensation and Benefits
This position is a management position and is full-time (at least 40 hours per week)/exempt. Those hours will typically be a combination of regular office hours and activities in the evenings and on weekends. Salary and benefits for this position will be set annually by the Charge Conference at the recommendation of the Pastor, Church Council and Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee.
Anticipated start date: October 1, 2020
Submit a cover letter and resume to:
Mill Creek Parish UMC
ATTN: Rev. Timothy Warner
7101 Horizon Terrace
Rockville, MD 20855
Posted on August 6, 2020
The seminary is committed to an inclusive community; it affirms a policy of equal opportunity employment and will not discriminate against employees in any personnel action or against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disabling condition, sex or sexual orientation.
It is the intent of the seminary that the makeup of the student body, administration, board of governors, faculty and staff reflect this commitment to an inclusive community. To that end, the seminary considers every position opening an opportunity to pursue the goal of inclusiveness.