First Church of The United Brethren in Christ Bronx, Inc. is located in the northern section of The Bronx, New York. Formed with the initial intent of providing a place of worship for the growing number of United Brethren members from Jamaica who were living in the Tri-state area, the church has grown to become a melting pot of Caribbean, Nigerian, Ghanaian, and American Christians. We are seeking a senior pastor who will work faithfully with our congregation to evangelize the surrounding community and help our current congregation grow spiritually. We are a small church with the potential to grow both numerically and financially with the right leadership. We desire our lead pastor to guide our experienced team of volunteers in stepping into the next season of growth we believe God has in store for First UB.

We are seeking a pastor who has the ability to operate in a diverse multicultural urban inner-city community. He or she should be willing to take on the task of working alongside our team of dedicated ministers, evangelists, and deacons to help build The First Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Our next senior pastor must be a skilled communicator with a shepherd’s heart, a passion for outreach, vision-driven, and future focused. A servant leader that is skilled in conflict resolution and who operates with a solution-oriented mindset based on biblical teachings and also possesses the traits of resilience and faithfulness to the ministry that God has called him/her to. He/she should be able to undertake difficult situations with a positive outlook. The ability to encourage others to assume and carry out leadership and be an effective conflict manager are essential.

We need a leader who has a heart for young people and will work with our youth leaders to build our youth ministry. First Church of The United Brethren in Christ, Bronx, needs a leader that is a visionary and will be able to put in place programs that will help demonstrate God’s love through preaching and social outreach. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

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

Countryside United Brethren in Christ Church in Breckenridge, Mich., is a congregation with a rich history positioned to step into our next season of ministry. We are looking for a pastor who relates well with people, and who will guide and support us in new opportunities.

Our next pastor will bring a giftedness in biblical preaching and a pastor’s heart. A strong commitment to evangelism and the ability to enable people to relate their faith to everyday life are essential. Skill and experience with administrative structures and property development will be a benefit.

Countryside is a congregation of approximately 70 people. We are located in a rural setting, 25 miles west of Saginaw, Mich. Though our current congregation trends toward senior adults, our modern facilities enable us to serve young families well. We are financially strong, have the resources for growth, and have land to build.

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 accepting resumes for an opening in our pastoral staff as Pastor of Youth/Emerging Adults. Email resumes to office@cpubchurch.com.

Below is a summary of the position.

Job title: Youth/Emerging Adults Pastor
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Position Status: fulltime or part-time.

About College Park
College Park is affiliated with the United Brethren in Christ denomination. The church is in a small, Midwestern town in Indiana and is located next to Huntington University. Church attendance is around 400, and the youth group has about 25 youth. About 4-7 adult volunteers work regularly with the youth ministry.

Purpose
The Youth/Emerging Adults Pastor is responsible for giving primary leadership of the ministry strategy to students in grades 6-12 and their parents/guardians. He or she will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and overseeing a dynamic youth ministry focused on building devoted followers of Christ.

The pastor will also give leadership to the Emerging Adults ministry. Leadership includes creating a strategy that will provide community, discipleship, and care for emerging adults through a team of people willing to engage those in the church who are early in their careers and attending college.

A full job description is available here.

The Garrison Road United Brethren Church (Fort Erie, Ontario) is a congregation of about 65 adults who have a desire to reach their community for Christ, with a particular emphasis on young families. The church has a large, functional facility in an ideal location on the main road in the heart of a community with new, growing subdivisions nearby. A brand new high school has just opened only three blocks from the church. Fort Erie is just across the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York, and just 20 minutes south of Niagara Falls.

The church has a blend of contemporary and traditional worship. Garrison Road Church is part of The United Brethren Church in Canada (see ubcanada.org for more information).

Resumes should be sent to Bishop Brian Magnus by August 15th. Email: brian@parkwoodgardens.ca. Contact Bishop Magnus for a full job description.

Banner of Christ UB church (Byron Center, Mich.) is seeking a fulltime assocaite pastor for the oint position of Worship Leader and Youth Leader. The weekly salary would compensate for 12-15 hours in worship ministyr, 12-15 hours in student ministries, and 10-15 hours per week of administrative duties at the direction of the senior pastor, for a total of 40-45 hours.

For more information, download this complete job description. Resumes will be accepted until June 15, 2019.

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.

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.

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.