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|Christian Education - Part-time|
Children and Family Ministry
Bethel United Methodist Church, Mound, MN
Bethel United Methodist Church has an opening for a 1/4 time position as Children and Familiy Ministry Coordinator. $10,000 per year, salaried. The purpose of this position is to develop, sustain, and grow Bethel’s ministry to children, youth, and families. Responsibilities include: initiate, expand, and support the children, youth, and family ministries of the congregation. This will include working with PEEL (Youth and Christian Education committee) and other spiritual formation ministry teams/persons (such as UMW, Camping Coordinator, Pastor, etc.) to set and accomplish goals. Individual must support the vision, mission, ministry, and core values of the church.
• Develop a plan and provide leadership for children’s and youth ministries that will engage them and make them want to return, and that supports the mission of Bethel UMC.
• Train, equip, and support Sunday School teachers.
• Provide direction and oversight for all aspects of Vacation Bible School to serve our congregation and make it an outreach to the community.
• Develop a plan of outreach to youth that will grow our youth program by providing them with opportunities for spiritually based fellowship, learning, and service.
• Develop a ministry to families that will nurture them spiritually and deepen their connection to the congregation, encouraging growth in discipleship.
• Working with appropriate groups, be responsible for recruiting, training, and equipping volunteers to be involved in the congregation’s children and youth ministries.
• Publicize in a timely way the children and youth ministry to the Bethel congregation, and the greater Mound area as applicable.
• Coordinate Children’s messages for worship and recruit participants.
• Over the next two years help to bring in 4 new families to active participation in the life of the church.
Position starts: Spring/Summer 2013
Person needs to love children, youth, God and the church. Candidates should have college level educational background in Christian Education from an accredited institution. Equivalent experience of working in a Christian Education capacity in a church can substitute for formal education.
Weekly check in with Pastor. Quarterly, one meeting with all staff (August – April) augmented with email and phone conversation.
All candidates are required to undergo a Criminal Background check prior to hire.
If interested, send your resume, including contact phone# to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Religious Education
First Congregational Church, Paxton MA
The First Congregational Church of Paxton in Paxton, Massachusetts is celebrating the retirement of their ministerial team of 41 years, and is currently seeking a part-time Minister of Religious Education, (as well as a Minister of Music and Interim pastor). Our strong and active congregation has an established Sunday School program (100+ enrollment), a rigorous Confirmation program for 9th graders which has traditionally been run by the minister, as well as Junior and Senior Youth Fellowship groups. Responsibilities for the Director of RE include managing the Sunday School program, delivering weekly Children’s Sermons, coordinating seasonal events (Fall Opening Sunday, Advent, Lent, and year end) as well as guiding the Youth Groups, and adult study groups. We are looking for someone trained in Christian Education, and would prefer at least 5 years of experience. The start date is August 1, 2013.
For a more detailed job description and contact information, please refer to our website at http://www.paxtonfirstchurch.org
If interested, please send email to email@example.com
|Youth Ministry - Part-time|
of Children’s and Youth Ministries: 1/2 time position
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN
We are seeking someone to partner with the Pilgrim community in a shared ministry model of children’s and youth ministries; in addition, we are looking for someone who will bring direct ministry skills in the area of confirmation and youth. Position to begin Aug. 1. For best consideration, please submit application by May 31, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pilgrim Lutheran Church is an ELCA congregation, Reconciling in Christ, a caring for creation congregation and a home for hungry minds and souls of all ages, located in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Full job description may be found at www.pilgrimstpaul.org.
Living Table United Church of Christ, Minneapolis, MN
Living Table United Church of Christ is a growing congregation located in South Minneapolis. We are an Anti Racist, Just Peace, and Open and Affirming community. A core value of our community is bold inclusion.
We are seeking a person to fill the job of a part time Children’s/Youth Coordinator. This person would work in tandem with the Pastor, Worship Team, established volunteers and mentors.
An average of 16 hours per month is expected for 9 months/year. This would involve teaching a youth Sunday School class every other week. Salary: $266/monthly
We are seeking a person with energy, a passion for working with young people, and a commitment to our community’s values.
We will consider a person who has experience
with children or youth and a clean background check.
Experience in a church setting is desirable, as is familiarity with GLBTQ issues.
A detailed job description is available at livingtable.org
To apply, please send a cover letter with three references to:
Attention: Phyllis Owen
Living Table UCC
4001 38th Ave So
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Or send by e-mail to: email@example.com
Qualifications: experience with youth or children, good communication skills and familiarity with LGBTQ issues. Experience in a church setting is desirable.
Children/youth coordinator will work every other Sunday and other days as appropriate.
A two year commitment to this job is desirable.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Plan and teach youth Sunday School class every other Sunday. Attend the service following Sunday School with the youth.
-In tandem with volunteers and youth mentors, encourage youth engagement and involvement in youth activities and in the life of the larger church community.
-With pastor and Worship Team, coordinate youth participation in our intergenerational worship services.
-Support youth through conversation, fellowship, group and personal meetings, electronic communication or phone calls.
-Contact identified families with young
preschool children to help develop a support system and help these young families
integrate into the community.
Plan and coordinate 2 or 3 activities during the year. These may be social, educational, or otherwise.
-Communicate with pastor and volunteers via meetings, electronic communication, or phone calls.
Youth Director (part-time)
St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, MN
Part-Time- 20 hours a week
Accountable to: Associate Pastor
Our Youth Director position is a part-time (20 hour per week) position in which the youth director is expected to concentrate efforts on developing our youth ministry for 5th – 12th grade students. This is done through involvement in the community, with youth, staff, and adult volunteers.
Experience: At least two years serving as a volunteer in a church youth ministry, or two years serving as a professional youth director.
Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
The Youth Director serves in the following areas in partnership with lay and staff leaders:
Specific Weekly Responsibilities
Sunday leadership of ACTsII (5th and 6th Grade program)
Wednesday Night Presence
Wednesday Night: Assist in Confirmation Program when available
Specific Yearly Responsibilities
Middle School Summer Camp
Middle School Summer Mission Trip
High School Summer Mission Trip
High School Camp
Monthly Faith and Service Events for Confirmation listed in Confirmation Packet
Confirmation Retreat participation and leadership
Supervisor: Associate Pastor
Meet monthly with Associate Pastor
to coordinate youth ministry directions, goals, etc.
Partner in the area of ACTSII with Associate Pastor and Confirmation Ministry with the Associate Pastor
Contact: Rev. Molly Brown, Associate
firstname.lastname@example.org or C) 651.249.3745. St. Luke's is looking to hire someone by June 1, 2013.
of Youth Ministries
Minnetonka United Methodist Church, 17611 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Minnetonka United Methodist Church seeks a part time Director of Youth Ministries (with potential for full time in summer)
Compensation: based on qualification, education and experience
Objective: To guide, and walk along side, youth and youth volunteers in this socially progressive congregation, as they seek to follow Christ's example of being caring, inclusive and Spirit-filled in all that they do.
Description: The Director of Youth Ministries will create, plan, and implement opportunities for youth (grades 7-12) to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship as disciples of Christ, and develop meaningful relationships with each other, the congregation, and the world.
Primary job responsibilities:
|Music Ministry - Part-time|
Sunrise United Methodist Church, Mounds View MN
Part time position of pianist/organist to provide music support for worship, to include but not limited to, accompaniment during congregational singing, prelude/postlude and offeratory musical pieces. Position begins July 6th through September, with possibility of permanent position after that. Worship is 9:00 am Sundays only, pay scale is $100/Sunday.
Jan Freemore or Lolly Naslund
Sunrise United Methodist Church
Mounds View, MN
Email resumes: email@example.com
|Pastoral Ministry - Part-time|
Immanuel United Church of Greenwood, WI
This is an opportunity for a student to experience rural ministry in
the beauty of Central Wisconsin. The student will spend time in two congregations
with memberships of 35 and 100. One in a rural setting and one in a small town.
The student will spend 4-5 days in a local church and return to the seminary
for 1 -2 days each week.
Where: Immanuel United Church of Greenwood WI., a rural church with a membership of about 100. We are located about 50 miles east of Eau Claire, and Owen United Church, located on Hwy 29 also about 50 miles from Eau Claire. We are about 2 hours from the seminary and the churches are about 15 miles apart.
When: Fall of 2013 - until graduation from seminary.
Stipend: $1,200 - $1,500 per month, insurance, and mileage for any local ministry and travel between both churches. The Greenwood church also has a parsonage which will be available.
Contact: Rev. Art Wille, Associate Conference Minister, Wisconsin Conference UCC, 608.630.3134
or Lois Timmler, President, Immanuel UCC, Greenwood, 715.267.6577
Korean Evangelical United Methodist Church, Hopkins, MN
Korean Evangelical United Methodist Church (KEUMC) seeks a part-time pastor who will serve youth and English Ministry. approximately 15 hours per week (Friday to Sunday)
This part-time position has primary responsibilities in Youth Ministry and English speaking Service in a Korean immigrant church. This is a great opportunity for pastor or pastor candidate preparing for multi-cultural ministry or a missionary work in an Asian country. Main responsibility is to provide leadership for youth and English speaking congregation to become a community reflecting Kingdom of God and to equip its members for good works of service to the full maturity of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13). Focus will be on helping the youth (Grades 6 – 12) and young adults become the disciple-making Disciples of Christ.
Good character – consistently being honest and trustworthy, self-control and disciplined, emotional and social maturity modeling one’s own growth in Christ.
Pastor’s heart – caring for the spiritual growth and building relationship with students and congregation.
Bible knowledge and wisdom – ability to handle the Scripture correctly.
Communication skills – ability to teach, preach not only biblically true but also effectively and communicate “what’s going on” with the rest of the congregation.
Language skills – English as a primary language; bilingual (Korean and English) is a plus but not required.
Cultural sensitivity – ability to work in a bicultural environment and being a good listener.
Enjoys youth and young adults and builds relationship with them.
Mutual fit between the pastor and the congregation.
Education and Experience
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in theology or related field.
Two or more years of related experience.
Please send resume and inquiries directly to Rev. Jae Woo Park (firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-938-2142, 773-829-5064 cell).
|Miscellaneous - Part-time|
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is a revitalizing congregation in the progressive Christian tradition. We seek a director for our Explorers Nursery, a small but steadily growing program for infants, toddlers, and two-year olds.
This person will be passionate and skilled in early childhood education, attending to children’s safety, care, and nurture in the Christian faith. This individual will have direct responsibilities for infants, toddlers, and two-year olds on Sunday mornings. We seek a person with experience in early childhood education and faith formation. We seek an individual who will develop positive relationships with parents and will recruit and collaborate with assistants who partner in the Explorers Nursery ministry.
We are located in Saint Paul on the corner of Summit and Milton, across from William Mitchell College of Law. Visit our website at www.SPUCConSummit.org to learn more about our congregation.
Contact the church office at 651.224.5809 or e-mail email@example.com to receive a position description and an application form. We would like to receive your application materials by the preferred deadline of April 10.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis MN
Responsible person needed to help in nursery/toddler room on Sunday mornings at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 4 hours with additional hours available. This position supports the Coordinator of the Nursery. Experience with childcare is required. Competitive wages in a warm and friendly environment. Complete job description available on request. Contact Mary Alette Davis firstname.lastname@example.org 612-332-3421, x213
The general expectation for a Nursery Staff Lead is to work as a team member to provide quality care for children age 3 and younger in a safe, nurturing environment, reflecting God’s love, care and concern. In this position you will work in cooperation with the Nursery Director, Coordinator of Early Childhood Ministries, other Nursery staff members, and volunteers.
• at least 2 years experience with infants and/or preschool children
• demonstrated positive interaction with parents and children
• some knowledge of child development
• some knowledge of and experience with age-appropriate children’s literature and activities
• formal Infant and Child CPR training (provided by WPC biannually)
|Christian Education - Full-time|
|Youth Ministry - Full-time|
|Music Ministry - Full-time|
|Pastoral Ministry - Full-time|
St. James UCC, Hamburg, New York
Welcoming and active 250 member UCC congregation
in Western New York seeks an energetic, full-time pastor with dynamic speaking
and people skills to lead our spiritual and member growth, youth programming
, fund raising, various goal oriented projects and staff management. Our debt
free church is located in a picturesque village with excellent schools. Website:
Expressions of interest and requests for our detailed church profile may be directed to Gloria Halko, Profile Coordinator, at email@example.com. Ph: 315.446.3073.
Full time Minister
Shenandoah Congregational Church (UCC), Shenandoah, Iowa
We want to be your FIRST church!
UCC Church, Shenandoah, Iowa offers:
a video of who they are!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 712.370.7320
Church profile: http://www.uccwebsites.net/shenandoahconguccshenandoahia.html
First UCC, Northfield, MN
First UCC in Northfield, MN is currently searching for a full-time Associate Minister. The focus of the position will be faith formation for all ages as well as general ministry. It's a great opportunity to be in a healthy, vibrant congregation that is willing to try new things.
The position is posted in the UCC Employment Listings.
|Miscellaneous - Full-time|
for Religious & Spiritual Life (Anticipated Position Opening)
Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, TX
Texas Christian University invites applications for a full time, year-round position of Associate Chaplain. This position supports the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life (RSL) and the Division of Student Affairs, reports to the Minister to the University and works collaboratively with chaplains, campus ministers, religious life staff, student affairs professionals, student organizations, faculty, staff and members of the university community. The individual in this position will be able to assist students in exploring and articulating their own beliefs and values, help students develop an understanding and respect for the traditions of others, encourage students to identify their own spiritual needs and support students in making connections between faith, action and everyday life. This position will work with the RSL team in providing leadership for the religious and spiritual life on the campus. The department’s work includes, but is not limited to 1) overseeing student religious organizations, campus ministries and affiliated staff; 2) addressing matters of faith and spirituality through co-curricular programs, resources, presentations; 3) providing pastoral care, crisis response and worship to the campus as a whole.
In particular, this position is responsible for the support, development and administration of student religious organizations. This includes providing mentoring, leadership development, program assistance as well as advising the RSL Council of presidents, made up of representatives from over 23 organizations. In addition, this individual will oversee work with RSL programs including but not limited to faith-based social justice and service initiatives and coordinate university worship services on special occasions. This position also collaborates with divisional and university initiatives and the schedule will involve evening and weekend work in accordance with activities and programs of the University.
Qualifications: Two years experience with ministry in higher education or with young adults is required. Ideal candidates will have the ability to establish strong rapport with students of all faith perspectives and an ability to help others discern and articulate their beliefs and values. A successful candidate will also be able to help students engage in the spiritual and intellectual explorations of their own religious traditions as well as others and also have an appreciation for the connections between faith and social justice. Candidates should also understand the process of college student development with special attention to its moral and spiritual aspects and be able to provide pastoral care to a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. Very strong administrative, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as well as demonstrated programmatic experience. Candidates should be able to work self-directed with deadlines, but also as part of a team. Successful candidates will hold a Masters in Divinity from an accredited institution and ordination or licensure from a recognized denomination.
TCU is located in Fort Worth, Texas just three miles south of downtown in a city of over 750,000. With an enrollment of over 9,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of 14:1 and over 118 areas of undergraduate study, TCU is committed to creating a world-class, values-centered university experience. Located on 272 acres, the residential campus boasts 13 residence halls and state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities as well as access to NCAA Division I competition, right on campus. TCU is the largest of 17 colleges, universities and theological institutions associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination committed to demonstrating true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. More than 60 religious affiliations are represented in the student body and there are over 23 recognized student religious organizations on campus, including groups for Christian, Jewish and Muslim students. TCU is an EEO-AA Employer.
Inquiries: Resumes with cover letters and a list of references will be accepted until the position is filled and should be submitted online through Human Resources at the link below once the position is posted. Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume after submitting the online application. The anticipated position posting will be late spring and the start date will be during mid to late summer. TCU job search website
The Federated Church, Columbus, Nebraska
Federated Church has an opening for a paid position as a Seminary Intern at the Federated Church in Columbus, Nebraska. Federated is a 600 member congregation of both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. We will celebrate the centennial of our federation in 2014. Columbus is a small city which serves a multiple county area with a population of over 30,000. We are located 90 miles from both the city of Omaha and the state capitol of Lincoln. We are currently very flexible about the timeline for a seminary intern, as we feel we could host a summer intern, and we could also be in conversation with candidates about a longer timeline of service.
Rev. Annika Lister Stroope
2704 – 15th St.
Columbus NE 68601
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: A Federated
Church Seminary Intern will function as a pastoral presence under the direction
of the Senior Pastor, and will be responsible for growth in their own pastoral
identity and skills. A Seminary Intern will be responsible for active participation
in the life of the church. A Seminary Intern may serve at Federated Church for
a summer, a semester, or for the duration of an academic year.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Senior Pastor
ACCOUNTABILITY: A Federated Seminary Intern serves under the direction of the Senior Pastor of Federated Church and is accountable to the Governing Council through the Personnel Committee. The Intern may also have accountability to their seminary for academic and/or field education requirements. If seeking ordination, the Intern may also be accountable to a middle governing body of the church.
Performs general pastoral duties in worship leadership, evangelism, pastoral care, visitation, committee work and administration as assigned.
Will assist in wedding and funeral preparation.
Participates as an adult leader on youth mission trips.
Preachers periodically at Thursday evening and Sunday morning worship services.
Attends committee meetings as assigned.
Has periodic “on call” duties in the Senior Pastor’s absence.
Serves enthusiastically as a team player; attend and participate in staff meetings.
Prepares for and teaches Sunday morning and weekday classes as assigned.
Attends all session and Association/Conference/Presbytery/other middle governing body meetings.
Serves as “team player” and colleague to the Federated staff.
Serves God’s people with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Current student in an accredited Master of Divinity or a Master of Arts in Christian Education degree program, preferably in a seminary affiliated with the United Church of Christ and/or the Presbyterian Church (USA), or of a Divinity School.
Holds and demonstrates Christian values and a deep faith in Jesus Christ.
Possesses a love for the Church and a passion for parish ministry.
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to give and accept feedback and a strong desire to learn and grow.
“First Career” and “Second Career” seminarians are both encouraged to apply.
COMPENSATION/BENEFITS, TERMINATION, EVALUATION, ETC.:
Federated has a budget of $5000 for the stipend and housing costs for a seminary intern in calendar year 2013. A homestay may be a possible no-cost housing option.
Minnetonka United Methodist Church, 17611 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN 55345
United Methodist Church seeks a full time Summer Church Intern.
Full time (June - August)
Compensation: based on qualifications, education and experience
Objective: to provide assistance, leadership and support in all summer ministries of this socially progressive congregation as they seek to follow Christ's example of being caring, inclusive, and Spirit-filled in all that they do.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Contact: Pastor Jeanine Alexander, 952.474.4114, J9Alex@comcast.net
|Seminary Placement Sites|
St. John's School of Theology
United Church (UCC) Employment Opportunities
Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE-North Central Region)
Association of Professional Chaplains
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Evangelical Free Church of America Employment Opportunities
Evangelical Lutheran Church of American Career Opportunities
Church Leadership Connection - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
United Methodist Church - Job listings
Church Job Finder
Institute for the Support of Pastoral Ministries
North Central Ministry Development Center
Denominational websites - Hartford Institute for Religion Research
American Academy of Religion
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