Kilpatrick UB church (Woodland, Mich.) is seeking a fulltime Worship/Assimilation Pastor. We are a church in rural Michigan between Grand Rapids and Lansing. Kilpatrick Church ministers to a 300+ congregation each week.

The Worship/Assimilation Pastor is full-time with responsibilities encompassing a dual role. The primary responsibilities of this individual are to oversee and/or lead all musical worship ministry at Kilpatrick Church and to oversee and develop the Assimilation ministry, enabling guests and regular attendees to become connected to the Kilpatrick Church body.

Download the complete job description here.

Send resumes and inquiries to Pastor Rocky Spear
rocky@kilpatrickchurch.com
717(830)-9859

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.

These churches are currently in need of a senior pastor.

  • Corunna UB church (Corunna, Ind.).
  • Mt. Morris UB church (Mt. Morris, Mich.).
  • Sabetha UB church (Sabetha, Kansas)

These churches will have a senior pastor opening as of July 31, 2018:

  • First UB church (New Castle, Pa.).
  • Mt. Zion UB church (Wayne, Ohio).

If you are interested in any of these positions, please complete a Minister’s Profile form and submit it to:

Todd Fetters, bishop
United Brethren National Office
302 Lake Street
Huntington, IN 46750

Updated July 16, 2018

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.

College Park Church (Huntington, Ind.) is seeking a Youth/Next-Gen Pastor who will be responsible for overseeing our church’s ministry to middle school, high school, and young adults.

Youth Ministry
This fulltime pastoral position will give primary leadership of the ministry strategy to 6th to 12th grade students and their parents.

He/she will be responsible for designing, coordinating and overseeing a dynamic youth ministry focused on building devoted followers of Christ.

Because we believe that parents are meant to be the primary youth leaders in every student’s life, we desire to create a ministry strategy that works in cooperation with the parents of teens.

Next Generation Ministry
This person will also give leadership to theNext-Gen ministry. This includes creating a strategy that will provide community, discipleship, and care for college-age and young adults through a team of people willing to engage theNext-Gen relationally.

College Park Church
College Park Church located in Huntington, Ind., and is 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.

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