Staff Opening: Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship (Wilshire, Ohio)

Praise Point UB church in Wilshire, Ohio, is looking to hire a fulltime Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship.

Ministry Purpose: To lead and oversee middle and high school ministries by developing a balance of winning young people to Christ, teaching them the Scriptures, and training them in Christlikeness and foster the Transformation that Holy Spirit produces. Secondly, to shepherd the people of Praise Point by developing inspiring worship services that encourage corporate engagement.

Expectations

  • To live a life of holiness that pursues Christ and Christlikeness (Ephesians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 11:1)
  • To be committed to a life of discipleship and discipling (1 John 2:3-6, Matthew 28:19-20)
  • To honor the duties of the elder (Titus 1:5-9)
  • To acknowledge scripture as the divinely inspired word of God, inerrant in its original languages (2 Timothy 3:16)

Responsibilities

Youth

  • Provide vision and direction for the youth ministry
  • Facilitate and encourage young people to embrace Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • Build & equip students for life & ministry by helping identify gifts and talents
  • Facilitate student engagement with the church by using the above identified gifts/talents
  • Develop a positive & ongoing relationship with the youth and their families both in and out of the ministry context
  • Recruit, oversee, and train volunteers for youth ministries
  • Facilitate small group and 1 on 1 discipleship opportunities

Worship

  • Plan and lead creative corporate worship gatherings utilizing piano or guitar (guitar preferred)
  • Arrange and coordinate song selection to facilitate corporate engagement and teach biblical truth
  • Utilize the worship rubric alongside the developed standards in choosing the songs and elements of the worship gathering.
  • Lead and manage a team of 20+ volunteers while coordinating rotations and scheduling
  • Schedule and coordinate rehearsals for Sunday gatherings as well as special services
  • Facilitate the usage and upkeep of the audio, video, and lighting technology deployed by the church
  • Oversee copyright compliance
  • Facilitate the continued growth of skills and talents within the worship and tech teams
  • Develop relationships with worship team volunteers both within the ministry context and outside of it.

Leadership

  • In consultation with the pastors and church leadership, capture a vision for and philosophy of youth ministry
  • Articulate and implement that vision and philosophy of ministry with and through other staff and volunteers who participate in leading said students
  • Develop a vision for what the artistic worship looks like within Praise Point.
  • Develop 3-5 year strategic plans for the youth, worship, and tech areas of ministry
  • Establish standards for worship gatherings and the elements that make them up.

Accountable to

Directly accountable to and under the supervision of the Lead Pastor
Secondary accountability to Elders

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry, worship leadership, biblical studies, or other comparable studies (preferred but not necessary)
  • 3 years of experience in worship and youth leadership
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Salary & Benefits

  • Full Time Salary Package (Starting): $45K-$55K
  • Paid Vacation

Contact Information

℅ Brad Kittle
Praise Point Church
555 Decatur Rd.
Willshire, OH 45898

Office phone: 419-495-2074

Pastor Brad’s email: brad@praisepoint.net

First United Brethren Church is a smalltown congregation located in Van Wert, Ohio (about 30 minutes southeast of Fort Wayne, Ind.). We are looking for a pastor who will work alongside leadership and create opportunities for discipleship.

Our next pastor will possess a shepherd’s heart and be an effective communicator. The ability to motivate people to develop their spiritual life and use their abilities in ministry is essential. Skill and experience in care-giving ministries will be a benefit. It is also anticipated that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

First UB, Van Wert is a congregation of approximately 50 people. Though we are small, we are a loving, caring community of people with a facility and location large enough to accommodate much growth.

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.

Prince Street Church (Shippensburg, PA) is searching for our next Pastor of Student Ministries. This person will provide leadership and oversee the church’s student ministry (grades 6-12).

This person would communicate a compelling vision for the student ministry, build relationships with students and their families, oversee the implementation of programs and ministry, and oversee the process of developing and equipping a team of volunteers who can reach and disciple teenagers toward spiritual maturity.

If you are interested in applying for this fulltime position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dan Watkins at prc@princestreetchurch.com.

Purpose

Colwood Church (Caro, Mich.) is presenting an opportunity for a dual-role in leading in both Worship Arts and Student Ministry to grades 6-12. We are seeking to hire someone full-time with a passion for making disciple-makers in a rural area of Michigan and loving people towards a Christ-first life.

Competencies and Expectations

  • Displays a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced in action, attitude and behavior.
  • Displays a passion for leading people in worship and discipling students.
  • Embraces the Mission Principles of Colwood Church.
  • Is a reliable, trustworthy professional self-starter and has excellent follow-through.
  • Is a problem-solver through innovation, creativity, and adaptation.
  • Employs top-notch leadership skills that work well within a team and seeks to develop others.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain healthy relationships with others.
  • Exhibits a heart for personal growth and coachability.
  • Is willing to work towards licensing in the United Brethren in Christ Church.

Responsibilities

Worship Arts

  • Coordinating and leading Colwood’s Worship Team for weekend worship gatherings.
  • Scheduling and developing vocalists and musicians.
  • Developing weekly service order, including song selection and order of worship elements.
  • Coordinating the tech team for weekend worship gatherings and special events.
  • Directing weekend online church and livestream.
  • Communicating and collaborating worship themes and graphics with appropriate leaders.

Student Ministry

  • Coordinating and leading weekly student ministry programming.
  • Developing and leading the student worship team.
  • Recruiting and discipling both adult and student volunteer leaders.
  • -Communicating with volunteers, parents, and congregation personally and with media.
  • Planning and organizing special events.
  • Having an active community presence.
  • Maintaining the student center and technology.
  • Maintaining partnership with local area churches and Youth For Christ (encouraged).
  • Developing, empowering, and equipping student leadership through a disciple-making model.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a ministry related field preferred.
  • Experience preferred.

Interested candidates can send their resume to: randy@colwood.org and kelly@colwood.org

New Hope United Brethren Church in Huntington, Ind. (25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne) is a congregation with a rich history who is looking forward to writing our next chapter of ministry. We are looking for a pastor who will train us for outreach so that we may be proactive in reaching our neighborhood.

Our next pastor will be skilled in communication and organization and possess a pastor’s heart for God and people. The ability to work on a team and encourage others to carry out leadership is essential. Demonstrated experience in helping people develop their spiritual life and ministering effectively to people in crisis 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 Hope Church is a congregation of approximately 75 people. Though our current congregation trends toward senior adults, our modern facilities are large enough to accommodate much growth. We are financially stable, located near housing developments, welcoming to new people, hard-working, and missions minded.

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.

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 the RGC Board at board@rhodesgrove.com.

To find out more about the camp, visit www.rhodesgrove.com.

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 Clearance.

Cochranton Community Church (Cochranton, Pa.) is looking to hire a fulltime staff person to serve as Pastor of Student and Family Life. The person would start as soon as practical.

Job Description
To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to child and youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. Fostering spiritual development for the entire family by providing resources and opportunities for parents to learn and excel in their ability to create a Christ-centered environment in the home.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the children’s and student ministry (cradle through 12 grade).
  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the local church and community.
  • 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 local middle school and high school leadership.
  • Recruit and equip lay leaders for all areas of Family Ministries.
  • Help plan, organize, and oversee our Sunday morning children’s activities (Orange curriculum), and Sunday evening student activities.
  • Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
  • Lead meetings with volunteers and parents to increase communication and address any concerns.
  • Support and guide the work of the Youth Commission and the Christian Education (CE) Commission in directing monthly planning sessions, prudently overseeing commission budgets and annually evaluating the achievements, vision, and goals of both ministries.
  • Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth and recruit teachers in partnership with the Christian Education Commission chair.
  • Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. Motzing Center, visitation, times of crisis, etc.).
  • Build relationships with parents for ongoing ministry opportunities.
  • 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.).
  • Overseeing and attending all Kamp 4 Kids meetings and activities.

Qualifications
Bachelor Degree in Ministry/related subject or Highschool Diploma/GED along with at least 4 years of youth/ministry related experience.

Expectations

  • Average work week will consist of 45-50 per week with two days off per week (hours include evenings, weekends, and extracurricular work-related activities). This would include 20-30 hours per week in the office on average (can include a reasonable amount of personal devotion/study time). Remote office work may occasionally be permitted with approval from the Senior Pastor.
  • Attend the worship service when not participating in children’s activities.
  • Teach and/or provide teachers for the Sunday morning student Bible classes.
  • Be on time or early to all meetings and events.
  • Work towards UB licensing and ordination.

If Interested
Forward cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor John Authenreith at: john@ccubchurch.org

Lake VIew UB church (Camden, Mich.) is looking for a person to serve in a part-time staff role as Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

Principle Function
To oversee the Children’s Ministry of Lake View Church with a special emphasis on nurturing and instructing children so that they will be equipped to go forward to live a purposeful life in Christ as everyday disciples who love God and love people.

Position Profile
The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will provide spiritual leadership, work with the staff and volunteer leadership team, recruit and develop leaders, and oversee the Children’s Ministry (generally age birth – 12 years old) of Lake View Church. This person will love children and enjoy interacting with adults, being available to connect with and visit with families understanding that parents and children are a vital part of their ministry.

This part time position will typically require 20-25 hours per week, with the understanding that special events (Ex: VBS) may require more time. Specific days/hours for work will be discussed and agreed upon after hiring.

The contact for this position opening is
Steve Smith, Senior Pastor
Lake View Church
4616 E. Territorial Road
Camden, MI 49232
517-567-8529
steve@lakeviewch.org

Mt. Hermon United Brethren Church is a rural congregation located on the Ohio River, approximately 20 miles southeast of Athens, Ohio. We are looking for a pastor who will help us strengthen relationships, be a positive influence in our community, and enable us to G.R.O.W. (Gospel Centered Daily Living; Reaching Out to Others; Obediently Following Christ; Worship God Together).

Our next pastor will possess a shepherd’s heart and be an effective communicator. The ability to work well with a team, build a sense of fellowship in the congregation, and help people develop their spiritual lives are essential. Skill and experience in ministering with youth 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.

Mt. Hermon is a congregation of approximately 100 people (pre-COVID-19). We are financially stable and have modern facilities which will enable growth.

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.

The Heights Church in East Liverpool, Ohio (40 miles west of Pittsburgh) is a congregation where everybody is somebody and Jesus is Lord. Once known as the ‘Pottery Capital of the World,’ East Liverpool is in the beginning stages of a revitalization which causes us to anticipate a new season of ministry in which The Heights is a center for people to find Christ, develop their Christian life, and experience Him in everyday living.

We are looking for a pastor who will lead the charge. Our next pastor will encourage people to relate their faith to daily life and enable them to assume and carry out leadership of ministry. Strong preaching and administrative skills are essential. Demonstrated experience in developing ministry for younger generations 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.

The Heights Church is a congregation of approximately 50-75 people. We are financially stable and have modern facilities which will facilitate significant growth. We are actively partnered with the local Christian school, community activities, and have recently added a Youth Leader to the staff.

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.

Posted January 27, 2021