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Current Job Postings

Elementary Sunday Morning Lead Teacher

Park Community Church -


Description:

Elementary Sunday morning lead teacher Park Community Church/Forest Glen Campus 4920 W. Foster Ave. (Foster and Elston) Teach and implement the Gospel Project curriculum to children in 3rd-5th grade for our 9am and 11am Sunday services. We have a well established church with over 50 Preschool children attending every Sunday. You will be supported by our wonderful parent volunteers. Amazing ministry opportunity! Gain valuable experience while impacting kids for Christ. 


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How to Apply:

Contact Julie Shaffer, jshaffer@parkcommunitychurch.org 312-339-1790 http://www.parkcommunitychurch.org/


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Development & Communications Director

Legacy Living Ministries - Minneapolis, MN


Description:

Development & Communications Director, 20 hours per week. The purpose of this position is to support and collaborate with the Executive Director in implementing key ministry initiatives in fundraising, resource development and communication to enhance the impact, growth and sustainability of Legacy Living Ministries (LLM). • 

Part-time position (20 hours per week; 960 hours per year). This part-time employee will report to the Executive Director. Major Responsibilities: • Determine and establish the current ministry strategies and initiatives with the Executive Director. • Increase the donor development and financial resources for LLM through individual meetings, home fundraisers and large donor events. • Collaborate with the Executive Director to manage and increase the verbal and written communication to all ministry partners, conference attendees and ministry team members consistent with current ministry initiatives. • Manage and enhance the ministry’s social media, online and written resources offered to women of all ages. • Available for travel 4-5 times a year to attend fundraisers, ministry conferences and trainings. Skills/Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work in partnership, strong collaborative skills, confident and capable in networking and fundraising, knowledgeable in spiritual formation and proficient in using Mac computers and programs. Requirements: We are looking for a ministry professional who is excited about this role and whose call matches the vision and mission of Legacy Living Ministries. This person should be able to articulate why this role is a good fit for their gifts and experiences. This person's life must demonstrate a commitment to the following values: • Committed to your relationship with God and desire to apply His Word to your life. • Passionate about living out the calling God has on your life. • Possesses a high capacity to serve Legacy Living Ministries. • Enjoys pursuing personal and spiritual health and well being. • Responsible and capable of working from home. • Accepting of all cultures and experienced with building relationships with people from various backgrounds. • Desires to share and live out the mission of Legacy Living Ministries: Training women of all ages how to engage in an active love relationship with God, apply His Word to their lives and disciple like Jesus. • Willing to make a minimum 2-year commitment to Legacy Living Ministries. Self Development: The following plan is to support the health, personal and spiritual development of the Development & Communications Director. This person is to be a maturing disciple of Christ who intentionally pursues personal and professional development. The following practices are indicative of this intentionality: • Take one day a month for an extended time with the Lord. • Set rhythms in place for regular exercise. • Meet with one seasoned ministry or business professional a month to foster intergenerational mentoring relationships. • Attend a ½ day solitude retreat twice a year. • Find a younger ministry or business professional that you can intentionally invest in. • Spend one weekend away with the Executive Director to foster team development. The LLM office is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but applicants living outside the Minneapolis area who are interested in working remotely will be considered.


Experience:

2-4 years of fundraising experience. Purpose: Support and collaborate with the Executive Director in implementing key ministry initiatives in fundraising, resource development and communication to enhance the impact, growth and sustainability of Legacy Living Ministries (LLM).


Salary:


How to Apply:

Tommy Lee, tommyplee@gmail.com, Board Member


Application Deadline:


Contact:

: Tommy Lee, tommyplee@gmail.com, Board Member


Children's Minister

Berry United Methodist Church - Chicago, IL


Description:

Summary: The Children’s Minister will provide dynamic leadership and oversight of the ministry to parents and children of Berry UMC through implementation of Godly Play curriculum; equipping the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Pastor Directly Supervises Nursery Attendant(s) Full/Part Time: Part Time (Required to work Sunday mornings and Saturdays and evenings) FLSA Non-exempt Compensation $15/hr Vacation Eligible for vacation after 6 months; inquire for details

Job Summary The Children’s Minister will provide dynamic leadership and oversight of the ministry to parents and children of Berry UMC through implementation of Godly Play curriculum; equipping the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Essential Functions:
Teach Sunday school using Godly Play curriculum.
Listen to the changing needs of parents and children, evaluate current children’s ministries program, and develop an action plan based on identified needs.
Develop and maintain a communication system among parents and children
Continually develop a network of volunteers who can teach, mentor, and creatively work with children.
Expand the children’s Sunday school program and children’s ministries through community outreach
Coordinate, facilitate, and/or participate in educational, spiritual and fun activities and events for parents and children.
Promote the development of intergenerational worship/alternative ways of worship that are inclusive

Other Responsibilities:
Participate in church staff meetings; Leadership Council Meetings (as needed); and Worship Team meetings.
Network in the community and with other churches to develop and share events and resources.


Experience:

Must be 18 years of age or older.
Certification in Godly Play is preferred or willingness to become certified.
Experience with young children


Salary:

$15/Hr


How to Apply:

Send the following documents: • Resume • Cover letter or personal statement • Three References To Office@BerryUMC.org Or Mail: 4754 N Leavitt Chicago Il 60625 Phone Inquiries: 773-784-3273


Application Deadline:

Nov 30 2015


Contact:

Rev Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger (Pastor) or Adrienne Trevathan (Administrator) 773-784-3273


Director of High School Ministry

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton - Wheaton, IL


Description:

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton is seeking a full time Director of High School Ministry with a passion for leading young people in their Christian faith.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and the ability to connect and communicate effectively with youth, parents and church staff. He/She must demonstrate experience in planning, developing and managing a budget, teaching, and implementing all aspects of a balanced Youth Ministry; including recruiting, nurturing and managing volunteers.

See website for complete job description.


Experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree is required and prior experience in a church setting or educational environment, and familiarity with the Presbyterian tradition is preferred.


Salary:


How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, which includes a brief statement of faith, and resume by email to Jan Buscher, Church Administrator. jbuscher@firstpreswheaton.org


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Jan Buscher, Church Administrator jbuscher@firstpreswheaton.org


Leadertreks Full-Time Summit Staff

Leadertreks - Carol Stream, IL


Description:

LeaderTreks Full-Time Summit Staff LeaderTreks: LeaderTreks is a student leadership development ministry using trips, innovative training, and curriculum to help students identify and develop their personal leadership skills. LeaderTreks is calling the church to make leadership development a core focus of youth ministry. To develop students as leaders, we put them in the classroom of missions trips, wilderness trips, and leadership training events and have them make decisions and live with the consequences of those decisions. Our mission is to serve youth workers and help raise up the next generation of church and world leaders.

Job Title: Summit Staff Member
Job Description: Working at LeaderTreks is more than a job; we want to develop you as a ministry leader, someone who is equipped to face both present and future challenges. A dedicated group of people will help you clarify your calling and teach you practical leadership skills so that you are ready to lead others in the adventure of following Jesus. You will apply these skills and gain valuable experience as you lead and facilitate mission and wilderness trips and leadership training events.

Program Breakdown: Summit team members will: Participate in the Summit program for two years Go through 16 weeks of intensive leadership training on leadership gifting, transformational teaching, and trip leading Lead 12-15 weeks of mission or wilderness trips for middle and high school students throughout the year Facilitate 4-6 retreat-style Leadership Training Events for youth groups and Christian schools each year

Job Responsibilities: Team members must be able to: Build meaningful relationships with students and youth workers that foster discipleship and spiritual development Manage trip logistics, such as the purchase of food, the planning of work projects, or wilderness preparations Facilitate nightly small group discussions, including team evaluation and Bible Study Connect leadership principles to students’ experiences in the wilderness or the mission field Develop and coach college-aged interns assigned to you each summer Location: Our office is located outside of Chicago in Carol Stream, IL. Trips and training events take place across the United States and Latin America.



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Application Deadline:


Contact:

Dusten Bybee 877-502-0699 Jobs@leadertreks.com


Leadertrek Impact Internship

Leadertreak - Carol Stream, IL


Description:

LeaderTreks Impact Internship LeaderTreks:

LeaderTreks is a student leadership development ministry using trips, innovative training, and curriculum to help students identify and develop their personal leadership skills. LeaderTreks is calling the church to make leadership development a core focus of youth ministry. To develop students as leaders, we put them in the classroom of missions trips, wilderness trips, and leadership training events and have them make decisions and live with the consequences of those decisions. Our mission is to serve youth workers and help raise up the next generation of church and world leaders.

Job Title: Impact Team Member Job Description: The Impact team at LeaderTreks is more than an internship; it’s an opportunity to do meaningful work in an environment that will challenge, train, and grow you. We will help you grow in your understanding of yourself, your relationship with Jesus, and your leadership. You will also be an integral part of the LeaderTreks ministry; we’re counting on you to change students’ lives. For ten weeks of the summer Impact team members join full-time LeaderTreks trip leaders in developing middle and high school students as disciples and leaders on both missions and wilderness trips.

Job Responsibilities: Impact team members will: participate in a weeklong training trip at the beginning of the summer build meaningful relationships with students foster an environment of challenge use teachable moments to instruct students in applicable leadership principles model for students what it looks like to daily follow Jesus assist their full-time trip leader with trip logistics, such as the purchase or food or work project management commit to daily evaluation and personal goal setting celebrate and debrief with other Impact team members on a weekend houseboat adventure in Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Location: Our office is located outside of Chicago in Carol Stream, IL. Trips and training events take place across the United States and Latin America.


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How to Apply:

Contact Dusten Bybee


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Dusten Bybee 877-502-0699 Jobs@leadertreks.com


Youth Pastor

Mission Covenant Church - Poplar, WI


Description:

Mission Covenant Church (MCC) in Poplar, Wisconsin is seeking a full time Youth Pastor. This position is responsible for the organization and coordination of our youth ministries grades 6 through 12. A person in this position is required to provide leadership and oversight of the entire youth ministry program. This pastor will be working with and directing other adult youth ministry volunteers as together we provide our students with a quality ministry experience that is Christ centered and biblical while being impactful, dynamic, fun and life changing. He/she will report directly to the Lead Pastor and Elder Board.

Time Commitment: Full Time

Desired Qualities

  • Calling: Is a Christian with a love and passion for young people and has a strong desire to evangelize and disciple.
  • Spiritual Maturity: Demonstrates a growing relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ that bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit in daily living.
  • Servanthood: Demonstrates a heart for others and is willing to view all tasks, great or small, as an essential part of serving.
  • Leadership: Provides spiritual leadership, development, and accountability to youth. Is willing and able to delegate responsibility as needed. Has a willingness to recruit others and lead. Is a lifelong learner in ministry and leadership.
  • Communication: Provides engaging and dynamic weekly biblical lessons to students.
  • Loyalty: Has a genuine spirit of personal loyalty arising out of respect, shared philosophy and ministry companionship with the Lead Pastor and other pastoral staff.
  • Confidentiality: Understands it is imperative to deal in the strictest of confidence with intimate knowledge regarding people and ministry issues.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Effectively relates to and communicates with others in a gracious, wholesome and persuasive manner. Provides counsel and care to students and families.
  • Organizational Skills: Has administrative skills, attention to detail, and the ability to organize while working independently.
  • Comfortable in a Rural Setting: Has the ability to minister to people in a rural setting.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Is committed to biblical excellence in work, relationships, and spiritual growth.
Specific Job Responsibilities: To successfully fulfill this position an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the duties below:
  • Develop and direct the activities of the youth ministry for middle school and senior high youth which will include, but is not limited to: Regular youth ministry meetings, with biblical teaching, small groups and worship. Create a culturally relevant and engaging atmosphere that will attract students, with a goal of helping them grow into deeply committed followers of Christ and equipping them to discover and grow in their gifts to serve others.
  • Maintain and live a missional approach to youth ministry by planning and facilitating outreach events and opportunities. Recruiting and training adult leaders. Recruiting and training student leaders. Offering retreats, conferences, camps and mission trips for the youth.
  • Develop and oversee the budget for youth ministry.
  • Execute church policy within the youth ministry, specifically as it relates to child protection and transportation.
  • Serve as the pastoral staff liaison to Children’s Ministry, as well as any committees dealing with youth.
  • Participate in other pastoral assignments as assigned by the Lead Pastor.
  • Attend weekly pastoral staff meetings and scheduled Elders Meetings.


Experience:

Qualifications:

  • Must be a whole-hearted Christian whose life is being conformed to the likeness of Christ, with a commitment to the authority of the Bible, and showing evidence of being called to Youth Ministry.
  • Must be in agreement with the “Statement of Faith” of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
  • Must be in agreement with Mission Covenant Church’s and our Lead Pastor’s, “Philosophy of Ministry.”
  • Has a significant understanding of God’s Word.
  • Has a passion to see the lives of students transformed and provides opportunities for them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, and be discipled to become fully devoted followers of Him.
  • Has the ability to lead and teach in groups of all sizes.
  • Technology: It is desirable to be proficient with Microsoft Office, experience with social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter), experience with PC and/or Mac media software.
  • Is open to a long-term commitment to Mission Covenant Church’s Ministry.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in youth ministry or related field is desired.
  • Previous youth ministry experience preferred.


Salary:

Full time salary and benefits will be determined by a candidate’s qualification and experience


How to Apply:

Send resume by September 15, 2015 along with a one page cover letter telling us why you think you should be considered for this position. Email applications are acceptable.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

715-364-2738 info@missioncovenantchurch.org


Mentor

Sheltwerwood Academy - Independence, MO


Description:

I wanted to share our current staffing needs at Shelterwood. We need to hire 1-2 men to start with us later this month to early July, and then six more men in August. We need to hire two females in August. 

 

As a reminder, the position involves spending a year living and working with struggling teens. We are located on 200 acres of land near Independence, Missouri, and have 60-65 teens from across the country. The position pays $1,000 a month, plus free room and board and insurance benefits. Staff need to be at least 21 years of age with a college degree preferred. It’s an incredible GAP Year experience.

 

For folks interested, here is how to apply: 

 

The link to apply is: http://shelterwood.org/housing-staff.  Click on this link. Scroll to the bottom part of the page and click on the red box on the left which says Become a Mentor.  On Parent Portal. Go to the right side and create an account. Submit.

Click the words Discipleship Application.
On application page. Go through each page and fill out the information and then at the bottom of the page click save and continue.
On the last page type your initials and then click submit. 

 

If the Lord puts any men or women on your heart, please share this with them. They can reach me with questions at gstone@shelterwood.or or 816-812-2464.

 



Experience:


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$1000/month plus housing and insurance benefits


How to Apply:

View link in the description and instructions


Application Deadline:


Contact:


Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries

Highland Covenant Church - Bellevue Washington


Description:

Job opening Highland Covenant Church - a thriving member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bellevue Washington - is seeking a part-time Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries. The position is 20-25 hours per week and begins in the summer or fall of 2015 depending on the availability of the candidate. Qualified applicants will have relevant experience and/or a college or seminary degree. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to info@highlandcovenant.com by May 15. Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry Position Description: The Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry will oversee and guide Highland’s ministry and outreach with young people, 6th grade through one year beyond high school, in partnership with parents, the Youth Leadership Team, and the congregation. This position is for 20-25 hours per week. Supervision: The Pastor of Youth and Family Ministry will report directly to the Senior Pastor. Expectations • A passion for God and a commitment to Christian faith and practice. • A high view of the Bible as the Word of God. • A love for youth and their families. • Active participation in and support of the life and ministry of Highland Covenant Church. • Support of and submission to the Senior Pastor and Council leadership of Highland Covenant Church. • General agreement with the theology, mission, and ethos of the Evangelical Covenant Church. • Relevant experience and/or an applicable college or seminary degree. Responsibilities • Develop and maintain a ministry plan consistent with the church’s vision for youth and family ministry. • Care for both youth and their families. • Make connections between parents, the congregation, and youth. • Help shape the weekly ministry programs for youth. • Support leaders and volunteers. • Effectively communicate ministry programs and activities. The job description may also be found at www.highlandcovenant.com.



Experience:

Relevant experience and/or an applicable college or seminary degree.


Salary:


How to Apply:

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to info@highlandcovenant.com


Application Deadline:

May 15


Contact:

info@highlandcovenant.com


Youth Outreach Associate

Treehouse - Minneapolis


Description:

Does your heart break for at-risk teens? TreeHouse is a Christian outreach ministry that offers hope, guidance, and unconditional love to teens—and it may be just the place for you!
TreeHouse is a relational-focused ministry touching the lives of at-risk youth and their families through Support Groups, Going Deeper (a youth group style program), Bible Studies, one-to-one mentoring, adventure trips and activities. We're looking for individuals with a desire to engage in the lives of youth and challenge hearts to join our ever-growing team!


Primary Objective of Position: To participate in delivering youth program services and maintain ongoing relationship-focused mentoring with TreeHouse youth. A Youth Outreach Associate:
• Assists Area Director by participating in planning and organizing program and project activities; help set goals for ministry which includes trips, activities, weekly meetings, youth recruiting, and Program content. 
• Carries out assigned responsibilities in such Program areas as Support Group, Going Deeper, growth groups, trips, activities, workdays and one-to-one times with youth. 
• Maintains and follows up with assigned careload of program participants. 
• Performs public relations duties by serving as TreeHouse's representative to community agencies; maintains liaison with courts, probation officers, etc. 
• Raises funds for TreeHouse through personal network (training provided).
• Lives life and shares faith with students. Is eager to represent and present the gospel to others.



Experience:

• Must love kids and care deeply about restoring hope to families • Bachelor's degree, preferably in ministry, social work, psychology, education, or a related field • Significant experience working with youth, whether in a volunteer or employment capacity • Must demonstrate depth of knowledge of biblical studies and a mature faith in Jesus Christ which is compatible with the TreeHouse statement of faith and philosophy of ministry


Salary:


How to Apply:

Suburbs Interested candidates should go to www.treehouseyouth.org (Get Involved, Careers drop down menu) and complete application and submit along with their cover letter and resume to employment@treehouseyouth.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email and share your calling to ministry in the letter.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Contact: Marcia E. Murray, Administrative Coord (mmurray@treehouseyouth.org)