Director of Human Resources
Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016.
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 email@example.com. The cover letter should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as commitment to the mission of the school.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closes: January 30, 2015
Position: Web and Media Specialist
Accountable to: Church Administrator
Summary: Responsible for communicating the vision and mission of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church to members of the congregation and to the larger Arlington Community by means of the internet, audio/visual and print forms of communication.
Education and Experience:
Please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio to email@example.com
As the search committee of the Brookmont Church we are seeking a worship leader to lead weekly services for young families. Our congregation is small and needs a vibrant person to help us launch a new Sunday morning service for the neighborhood. There is currently an evening vespers service attended by older adults. A church board oversees the running of the substantial church building which has been an important presence in the neighborhood since the late 1940’s.
This new venture is great opportunity for someone who would like experience in building a congregation from its foundation. The Brookmont Church is an interfaith church with a mission to serve as an inclusive spiritual center.
Brookmont is a hidden gem in Bethesda, Maryland. Located off MacArthur Boulevard, it sits just above the C&O Canal and the Potomac River. Although it is an easy commute from downtown, the neighborhood embodies a small-town and cohesive sense of community, with children running from yard to yard and home to home. Its eclectic nature spans multiple generations.
Recently, an influx of new young families have moved into the neighborhood. As a result, there is interest in a Sunday morning service (probably nine o’clock) geared specifically to families with young children. Those interested in the service have expressed a thirst for spiritual growth, for the guidance of a good moral compass for families to follow, and for the opportunity to come together to get to know and love their neighbors.
The ideal leader of this new service will:
-Cater to families with young children
-Adapt; be able to tweak service according to feedback
-Be interactive with congregation participation
-Engage dynamically with young children; teach through storytelling or fables
-Be open to sharing topics with congregation via email
-Provide or follow an order of service based on a Christian framework but be able to incorporate references to other spiritual traditions as appropriate.
-Incorporate music in the service and/or be open to music or instruments provided by members of congregation
We realize this is a request for someone special, but we are excited to start this journey. If you might be interested in working with us to build our congregation and establish it on a solid footing we would very much like to meet and talk with you. We have ideas and materials we would love to share with whoever might be interested in collaborating with us on this venture.
If you or someone you know would be a great fit, please contact Sandy Robinson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy Robinson Kendra Canty Jennifer Pellegrini
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.”
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:
Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.
Student Peer Ministers; Summer Seminary Intern; White House (student resident) Officers; Board Officers and members; and community volunteers.
Evaluation based on:
Primary Roles, activities and responsibilities
Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership
include, but are not limited to, student leadership development, spiritual development, fellowship & worship, community service, interfaith communication/collaboration, pastoral counseling, and social justice.
Work with the Board of Directors to comply with financial reporting under 501 c (3) when appropriate.
Evaluation and Assessment
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.
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.
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.
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
Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.
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 email@example.com 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
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:
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:
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.
After School Programs—F.F.G.O. (For Fifth Grade Only) and Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper
The Children’s Director is the staff liaison to the Porterfield Day School. Those responsibilities include:
Wednesday Day Away program
Oceans of Fun
Palm Sunday Palm Processional
Easter Egg Hunt
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.
Deadline to submit resume and cover letter: Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Please send resume/cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
$12,000 for a 10 month contract (10 hours per week)
Submit resume to Carrie Yearick at email@example.com and Norm Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com . 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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 email@example.com, 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.
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.
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.
$1,500 per month
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
3400 Lowell St. NW Washington, DC 20016
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 email@example.com 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.
Enrollment in seminary or graduate of seminary
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Technical expertise with a wide array of media to enhance the teaching/preaching experience for youth
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.
Modeling personal faith, encouraging our youth in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Actively engaging in prayer with and on behalf of the youth in our church and community, in partnership with parents and church members.
Coordinating a balanced calendar of youth ministry activities/events
Communicate well through announcements, the weekly Church bulletin, and a monthly Youth newsletter.
Participation in main church worship services and additional events at the request of the Senior Pastor.
Report directly to the Senior Pastor
Additionally responsible to the Board of Deacons
Member of the Youth Council
Participate with Church School to implement shared goals
Foster relationships with parents of youth
Address: 4606 16th St. NW Washington, DC 20011
Please submit resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
This job description lists required tasks and responsibilities. Other responsibilities may be added when deemed necessary.
Provide opportunities for spiritual growth for children preschool through sixth grade by planning and teaching Sunday School lessons throughout the year.
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).
Ensure the environment and programs are safe for children.
Effectively communicate children’s ministry activities to the pastor, children’s families, and the congregation.
Gather input from families and volunteers on programming for continuous improvement.
Coordinate volunteers to ensure there is adequate, trained supervision for all activities.
Track attendance and participation in children’s programs.
Develop, plan, teach, and coordinate weeklong, 2 hour/day VBS program (10 hours of actively attended programming).
Abide by established budget and purchasing guidelines as established by Finance Committee and pastor.
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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