Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center (Chambersburg, Pa.) is seeking an Executive Director for the camp. RGC is in covenant with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and has a long history of partnership and ministry with the denomination. Those interested in the position can email RGC Board Chair Keith Elliott at criderspastor@comcast.net. To find out more about the camp, go to rhodesgrove.com. We will be receiving resumes through October 3, 2019.

Position Description
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide overall creative vision and empowering leadership for the operations, promotion, and fundraising of Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center. This position will lead a full-time, part-time, seasonal and volunteer staff necessary to fulfill the mission of Rhodes Grove. The Executive Director will empower and encourage the creation, development, and ongoing effectiveness of all programs and activities. All functions will be performed within the stated mission and core values of Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center.

Strategic Vision and Direction

  • Works with the Board to prepare a long-range vision and strategic plan for Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center. The strategic plan includes programming, human resources, facility, financial and fundraising. Thus, the Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member of all Board committees.
  • Reports regularly to the Board the progress toward and measurement of organizational objectives, financial status of the organization and other issues of concern.

Operational Leadership and Administration

  • Develops an annual operating plan, consistent with the Rhodes Grove mission, strategic plan goals, objectives, and approved budget.
  • Provides fiscal responsibility of the camp stewardship.
  • Develops and fosters a cooperative and cohesive team environment.
  • Serves as an effective coach and mentor for the Ministry Director and the Operations Director.
  • Initiates and prepares the development of organizational policies for Board approval.
  • Oversees the overall staffing structures and processes having final authority in hiring and firing.
  • Provides written and verbal reports related to finances, facilities, programming, and so forth at scheduled Board meetings or as needed.

Promotion and Development

  • Serves as a key communicator of the mission of Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center to various constituencies and stakeholders including individuals, churches, local organizations, local government, and other organizations.
  • Serves as a liaison between Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center and all regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies.
  • Develops, modifies and implements Rhodes Grove’s overall marketing and camper/conference retention plans consistent with approved policies and standards.
  • Takes leadership in developing and implementing Rhodes Grove’s annual fundraising plans by initiating and maintaining positive relations with donors and supportive community organizations and churches.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Camping and Recreation or related field preferred; or equivalent education and work experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a related organization working at the Director level. Must have supervisory experience along with programmatic and budgetary planning and control.
  • Experience in resource development and fundraising is preferred.
  • Must have advanced computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff members, Advisory Board members, regulatory agencies, donors, conference leaders, and campers of all ages.
  • Possess a passion for God’s Word and prayer.
  • Must be in agreement with Rhodes Grove’s mission, core values, and Christian beliefs.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass and maintain Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances.

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.

New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, Ohio, is a growing congregation in western Ohio, approximately 40 miles southeast of Fort Wayne, Ind. We are looking for a pastor who will help the people of Rockford, the surrounding communities, and the global community to become totally devoted followers of Jesus Christ—bringing Christ and community together. We desire our lead pastor to guide our experienced team of staff and volunteers in stepping into the next season of growth we believe God has in store for New Horizons.

Our next lead pastor will be a skilled communicator with a shepherd’s heart. The ability to encourage others to assume and carry out leadership is essential. Skill and experience in facility expansion and effective conflict management will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

New Horizons is an inter-generational congregation of approximately 300 people in a rural community. We are financially strong and are anticipating launching the second phase of expanding our modern facilities. Doing so will enable us to continue to grow in our current location.

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 as bishop@ub.org.

The Well, a United Brethren church in Huntington, Ind., is looking for a children’s pastor/ministry coordinator. This is a fulltime position. The job description says, “We anticipate the Children’s Pastor responsibilities will average about 25-30 hours per week and the Ministry Coordinator responsibilities 10+ hours per week. This combination allows us to offer one full-time position with a flexible schedule and work environment.”

You can download the complete job description here.

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.

Mount Olivet United Brethren Church in Chambersburg, Pa., is a congregation with a rural feel within close proximity to the I-81 corridor in south-central Pennsylvania. We are looking for a pastor who will enable us to impact our community through reaching, teaching, and spiritual growth while pursuing meaningful relationships with God and others. We are looking for a senior pastor who will encourage and enhance the giftedness of our staff and God’s people in collaborative ministry.

Our next senior pastor will be an effective communicator who possesses a shepherd’s heart. The ability to collaborate with teams of volunteers and develop leaders is essential. Skill and experience in strategic planning and conflict resolution will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

Mount Olivet is an inter-generational congregation of about 120 devoted, hard-working people in a rapidly growing region. We are financially stable and have modernized facilities which will enable us to accommodate growth at our location.

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 Bishop Todd Fetters at 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

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.