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.

Hillsdale United Brethren church, a vibrant, medium sized church in Hillsdale, Mich., is hiring a Worship Pastor to mature our congregation as worshipers of our High King. Our Worship Pastor will do so by developing a vision for our growth in music and creative arts, and will work directly with our Lead Pastor to create weekly services and with our volunteers to develop them as musicians, artists, and leaders. In addition, our Worship Pastor will also lead our Connections Ministry in helping new attendees get to know our church, its mission, and its people; and in facilitating the spiritual growth and maturity of our adults through discipleship opportunities beyond the Sunday worship service.

Responsibilities
The Worship Pastor will be responsible for overseeing the following.

  • Develop overall vision and strategy for developing our Worship and Creative arts ministry.
  • Recruitment and scheduling of all worship team members and technicians.
  • Work with the Lead Pastor to oversee worship and creative elements for weekend services and special events.
  • Oversee all sound, lighting, and stage design.

In addition to oversight of Worship Ministries, this position will give leadership to our Connections Ministries by providing the following:

  • Develop a strategy to help people become an active participant in the life of The HUB.
  • Direction and guidance for the assimilation of new attendees.
  • Development and promotion of discipling strategies for adults.
  • Recruitment and training of small group leaders

The Hillsdale Community
Hillsdale is a community of about 8300 residents, equidistant from Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Home to Hillsdale College, the city offers a unique blend of midwest, hometown, and college town feel with plenty of community and college events, athletics, and arts.

Hillsdale county boasts some of the best outdoor sports in all of southern Michigan with its numerous lakes, trail system, and agricultural areas. Hunting, fishing, biking, and boating are all common activities for residents.

If interested, please contact our Lead Pastor, Josh Good at josh@hillsdaleub.org.

Corunna United Brethren in Christ Church is a small-town congregation located just beyond the northern suburbs of Fort Wayne, Ind. We are looking for a co-vocational pastor who will help us reach our full potential in spiritual growth and ministry to others.

Our next pastor will be a person who balances effective preaching with pastoral care. The ability to encourage, equip and enable God’s people to do the work of ministry is essential. Skill and experience with discipleship 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.

Corunna UB is a congregation of approximately 40 people who are consistent in both attendance and financial support. We are a biblically and missionally minded congregation with a wide range of generations and talents and a welcoming, family-feel atmosphere.

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.

Strinestown United Brethren Church (Manchester, Pa.) is a small-town congregation located midway between York and Harrisburg on Pennsylvania’s I-83 corridor. We are looking for a co-vocational pastor who will help us know and passionately serve Christ in all we do.

Our next pastor will be a person who balances effective preaching with pastoral care. The ability to help people develop their spiritual life and build a sense of fellowship is essential. Skill and experience in administration and working with children 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.

Strinestown UB is a congregation of approximately 50 people. Though small, we are a loving, financially stable church who faithfully striving to minister to 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.

First United Brethren Church (Findlay, Ohio) is a congregation with a rich history in a growing community along the I-75 corridor. We are looking for a pastor to work alongside our people, giving sound leadership and fresh ideas as we seek to train disciples who train disciples.

Our next pastor will be an effective communicator with a heart for investing in people. The ability to work as a team and encourage others to do ministry is essential. Experience in ministering with people with divergent backgrounds and traditions 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.

First UB is a congregation of about 65 people. Though small, we are financially stable and have the facilities and desire to experience both spiritual and numerical 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.