Cochranton Community Church (Cochranton, Pa.) is looking for a fulltime Pastor of Family Life.

The Pastor of Family Life is the advocate for the generations of the church, and will oversee the structures and atmosphere of the church to ensure that the family of God is working together to make disciples of the next generation. This would include a strong emphasis and participation in middle/high school ministries. This person is also an advocate for the parents of these young people, because they are in the greatest position to influence their children.

Areas of responsibility

  • The Pastor of Family Ministries will oversee the discipleship systems from cradle to college and to their parents.
  • Requirements
  • At least two years of experience in this area of ministry or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Qualities include:
  • Demonstrates a strong, vibrant, and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrates a passion for God’s Word and the Gospel.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to relate to children, students, parents, staff, and congregation.
  • Demonstrates a vision and passion for children (preschool through 5th grade), and students (Middle and High School), their parents, and the community.
  • Excels at leading and developing leaders.
  • Enjoys collaborative ministry and thrives in a team setting.
  • Can bring fresh thinking to our strategies with children, students, and parents.
  • Strong ability to lead, communicate, plan, organize, and delegate effectively.

Duties include:

  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the children’s and student ministry (cradle through 12 grade).
  • Work closely with current and future student leaders for training, equipping, and encouragement.
  • Provide opportunities for students to serve within the church and community.
  • Create a presence in the community by building relationships with middle school and high school leadership.
  • Recruit and equip lay leaders.
  • Help plan, organize, and oversee our Sunday morning children’s activities (Orange curriculum), and Sunday evening student activities.
  • Lead meetings with volunteers and parents to increase communication and address any concerns.
  • Build relationships with parents for ongoing ministry.
  • Be the “cheerleader” for the mission and values of the church.
  • Assist with the pastoral needs of the entire congregation (pastoral care, leadership, teaching, preaching etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Start Date: Fall 2018

Send resumes and inquiries to: Pastor John Authenreith.

Homefront UB church (Grandville, Mich.) is seeking a part-time Community Worship Leader. This person reports to the Head Pastor, and the position requires an average of 10-15 hours per week. You can download the complete job description here.

Required tasks include:

  • Choose songs in consultation with the pastor and/or worship planning team.
  • Conduct weekly rehearsals with members of the HomeFront community (using outside musicians only when absolutely necessary).
  • Present a weekly musical service including spoken bridges and other liturgical elements that seek to draw attention to God and away from the individuals.
  • Provide musical elements for other programming throughout the year as needed.
  • Provide leadership both musically and personally for the members of the music team.
  • Serve on the Staff Board to carry out the vision set by the Elders.

Required Qualities

  • A dynamic relationship with God that involves observable growth in a personal faith journey.
  • Strong personal musicality both on a lead instrument and vocally.
  • Proficient in public speaking.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in communication and conflict resolution.
  • Must be willing to a member of HomeFront church and participate in the life of the church outside of job responsibilities.

Desirable Qualities

  • Degree in worship/music studies or working toward a degree in those areas.
  • Proficiency in multiple instruments and musical theory.

Banner of Christ UB church in Byron Center, Mich. (suburban Grand Rapids) is a congregation with a rich history and an exciting future. We are looking for a senior pastor who will support and enhance the giftedness of the congregation as we strive to know Jesus and make him known.

Our next senior pastor will be a person of faith who is able to effectively communicate God’s Word in both preaching and teaching in way that encourages people to relate their faith to everyday life. Strong leadership/administrative skills and a heart for working together as a team are essential. Experience in developing youth ministries and connecting with young families will be a benefit.

Banner of Christ Church is a congregation of over 150 people. We are a caring congregation which is both financially stable and generationally balanced. We are located in a rapidly growing neighborhood (17% from 2010-2016) and have facilities which will enable significant growth. We continue to focus on community family needs while adapting the style of our worship and schedule of activities around the needs of the community.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to Bishop Todd Fetters at bishop@ub.org.

College Park UB church (Huntington, Ind.) is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries. this person is responsible for designing, coordinating, and overseeing a comprehensive children’s ministry program focused on building young disciples for Christ working in concert with parents.

We desire this person to develop children’s ministry volunteer leaders and teams who are prepared to invest in the lives of children.

This person will also seek to encourage, support and equip parents in their parenting role and as the primary spiritual influence in their children’s lives.

College Park Church is located in Huntington, Ind., adjacent to Huntington University, a Christian liberal arts university of 1200 students. College Park Church is a part of the United Brethren in Christ Church and has an average worship attendance of 475 people.

Download the complete job description here.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to senior pastor Gary Dilley at gary@cpubchurch.com.

Mt. Victory United Brethren Church is a rural congregation located near Decatur, Ind., and within close proximity to several other communities along the Indiana-Ohio border. We are looking for a bivocational pastor who will enable us to lead people to Christ, helping them follow him while serving in the church and work place–all for God’s glory.

Our next pastor will be an effective communicator who possesses strong and visionary leadership gifts. The ability to work as a team and encourage/enable others to carry out leadership is essential. Skill and experience in ministering with young adults and children will be a benefit.

Mt. Victory is a congregation of approximately 50 people. Though small, we are financially stable and have the facilities and desire to experience significant growth over the next 3-5 years.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

First United Brethren Church in New Castle, Pa., is looking for the individual who will lead us into our next season of ministry following the retirement of our long-tenured pastor (25+ years). We are a spiritually, generationally, and financially healthy congregation.

Our next pastor will be committed to biblically-sound preaching, and have both a vision for growth and the organizational skills needed to maximize the talents and capabilities of God’s people. A heart for youth and community engagement will be a benefit.

First UB is a congregation of approximately 150 people. We are a close-knit church which is also welcoming to guests. We have the facilities/parking to grow well beyond 300 people, and the fellowship/recreational space to rebuild a thriving youth ministry. We are located approximately 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pa., and are excited to be part of the revitalization which is taking place throughout the region.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

Mt. Zion United Brethren in Christ Church in Wayne, Ohio, is a congregation with a rich history positioned to step into a dynamic future. We are looking for a pastor who will help us experience the fruitfulness in ministry we are anticipating God bringing to our caring community with an emphasis on prayer.

Our next pastor will bring a giftedness in biblical preaching and a pastor’s heart. Strong administrative skills and the ability to enable people to relate their faith to everyday life are essential. Skill and experience with debt reduction and missional engagement will be a benefit.

Mt. Zion is a congregation of approximately 175 people. We are located in a rural community in which many individuals commute to Bowling Green, Ohio, for work. Though our congregation currently trends toward senior adults, our thoroughly modern facilities will enable us to connect well with the growing population moving from town into our community.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

Pleasant Heights UB Church (East Liverpool, Ohio) is looking for a fulltime Director of Youth Ministries.

Status: Full-time, salaried
Hours: 40 hours per week
Benefits: Health insurance, pension, continuing cducation funds

General Purpose of Position: To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Download the complete job description here.

Respond to:
East Liverpool UB Church
528 Grandview St
East Liverpool, Oh 43920
Phone: 330-386-4740
Pastor: Joe Cilone

Praise Point United Brethren church (Willshire, Ohio) is searching for a person who shares our passion for teaching through leading worship. It’s our current “low hole in the barrel.” As one worship leaders has described the role, “He preaches his sermon through leading the congregation in many voices, then the pastor preaches his sermon.”

We are looking for a person who is musically talented and can develop others to lead the congregation with excellence. Our ideal candidate will also possess media/tech skills to enhance our weekend services and make the most of every minute our congregation is assembled. Our ideal candidate will also understand the value of using doctrinally sound worship to enhance the topic of the day’s lesson. We are ready to invest into someone to develop them even beyond their current skills and abilities as they invest into the Kingdom through the local church.

Here are a few important details:

Status: Part-Time with the possibility to go FT as the congregation grows.
Salary & Benefits: Negotiable based on experience, abilities, etc.
Chemistry, Character, Competency: Chemistry with our congregation and our staff matters. We are a rural church and the right candidate will embrace the benefits and strengths that come from our geographical location. Character to model a life of worship and godliness matters. Competency with the Scriptures and music matters.

For more information or to apply: Please contact lead pastor, Brad Kittle via email at Brad@PraisePoint.net. Please include your name, contact info, and how you heard about the opening. This opportunity will be posted until filled.

Praise Point is the result of two smaller churches sharing vision for more effective ministry. These two churches combined in 2006 to address the needs of both the congregations and the region. Located in the rural village of Willshire, OH, a town of only 400 people, Praise Point has people who will travel for over 40 minutes just to be a part of what God is doing here.

Today, the church has grown to about 200 (bumping to just under 300 on special holidays) and impacts our region in practical and tangible ways. The growth potential here is exciting. Our slogan is “Teach. Train. Transform.” We diligently teach the Scriptures, Train in righteousness and watch God Transform hearts and lives. We are a teaching church. We desire to be known as a church that holds the Scriptures high as our authority for life and godliness. It’s been a joy and an honor to see so many lives transformed by the power of God.

We are a member church of the United Brethren in Christ, the first American-born denomination. Famous UBers such as Francis Scott Key and the Wright brothers are a part of our history. For more information, check us out on Facebook or our website.

Greenfield, Ohio. Good Shepherd Church is seeking a senior pastor. The current pastor, Mike Anderson, came in June 2010, taking on the role while continuing fulltime at his local ministry with New Directions. He is resigning from the church so he can transition back to that ministry exclusively. He will perform interim pastoral duties while the church begins the process of searching for a pastor.

Grandville, Mich. Also in transition is Homefront Church. Tim Flickinger had been appointed interim pastor, but is returning to the Lansing Restart project on a fulltime basis. The church is preparing their profile to begin the pastor search process.