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.

Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center (Chambersburg, Pa.) is seeking an Interim 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 www.rhodesgrove.com.

Position Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Interim Executive Director will provide overall leadership for the operations, promotion, and fundraising of Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center. This position will lead full-time, part-timen and seasonal staff necessary to fulfill the mission of Rhodes Grove.

The Interim 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

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

  • Follows annual operating plan, consistent with the Rhodes Grove mission, strategic plan and 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.
  • Provides written and verbal reports related to finances, facilities, programming, and so forth at scheduled Board meetings or as needed.
  • Supervises RGC personnel to ensure that all policies, procedures are followed and operational responsibilities are maintained.

Promotion and Development

  • Serves as a liaison between Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center and all regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies.
  • Implements Rhodes Grove’s overall marketing and camper/conference retention plans consistent with approved policies and standards.
  • Takes leadership in implementing Rhodes Grove’s annual fundraising plans by 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
  • Must have advanced computer skills with working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • 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 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.

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.