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Current Job Postings

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)


Pastor to Students Children, and Families

Valley Covenant Church - Stillman Valley, IL


Description:

Valley Covenant Church in Stillman Valley, IL is seeking God's person for the next chapter of
ministry to Students Children, and Families.
Valley Covenant is a small church (80-100) with over 125 years of ministry history, about 25
minutes outside of Rockford, IL – about 90 minutes northwest of Chicago. Stillman Valley is a
small village of 1100. The area served by Valley Covenant Church can best be described as
several small, rural communities (Stillman Valley, Davis Junction, Byron, Rochelle) that also
serve as bedroom communities to Rockford, and even to the western suburbs of Chicago.
The Pastor to Students Children, and Families will invest work hours approximately as follows:
45% Student Ministries
45% Childrens’ Ministries

10% Ministry to Young Families

ABOUT THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE
Valley Covenant is located in Stillman Valley , IL , which is about 25 minutes outside of
Rockford and about 90 minutes from Chicago . Stillman Valley is a small community of about
1100 residents. 4 miles northwest is Byron, pop. 3900 – many of our members live there. 4 miles
to the east is Davis Junction, another small community. Add up the communities as well as those
outside city limits and we probably serve a population base between 10 and 17 thousand.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Valley Covenant is a stable congregation 125+ years old. There are people of retirement age or
close to it, who were born into this church; there are also empty nesters, and younger couples
with children who have made this their church home for anywhere from 1 to 20 years. The
church building that is presently our address is 100 years old and has been expanded twice.
Attendance presently runs between 70 and 100. At Christmas and Easter, we often present
seasonal choral musicals that drew over 350 to our services. We have seen at least 7 people come
to Christ in the past year. Valley Covenant’s website: http://www.valleycov.org/
DISTINCTIVES OF OUR MINISTRY
• Bread of Life Food Pantry is a ministry of feeding the poor by means of food distribution and
a soup kitchen, serving our communities. Bread of Life serves well beyond the scale you would
expect for a church of this size. Bread of Life “distribution days” twice a month find the Body of
Christ doing mission together, meeting the needs of people with grace and love.
• Valley Covenant Preschool is ministry that has been serving the community for many years
and touching more people than might be expected for a church of this size.
• Student Ministry led by a full time staff member is noteworthy when many churches of this
size don’t have full time Student Ministry staff. The church owns a 2 story, 4 bedroom house
next door which serves as the youth pastor’s home.
• Vision. The church owns 6 acres of land 2 miles from here, halfway between Stillman Valley
and Byron. As God leads us in extending our ministry, as the church grows, and as resources
become available, the church has a vision for building a new facility there.
OUR FACILITIES
The small worship space where Valley Covenant Church worships is over 100 years old and has
been expanded twice. There is overflow seating for worship, a meeting room/library, office
spaces, and a large Multi-purpose room which houses our preschool Monday through Friday
during the school year. The basement under the church features kitchen and a large hall that is
shared by our Preschool, Student Ministries, Childrens’ Ministries, and Bread of Life. There is
additional space for Bread of Life, and a smaller room used by Student Ministries. In the summer
Job Posting – Valley Covenant Church – Stillman Valley, IL
of 2014 we will be doing renovation to provide a dedicated nursery space and an improved office
area and Welcome Center near the main entrance.
Next door to the church is a parsonage which provides housing for the Pastor to Students
Children, and Families. It is an older, two story home which underwent extensive renovations in
2012-13, and has provided a welcoming home to a family of 6 for the past 2 years.
OUR MINISTRY
Our congregation has many people whose hearts are nourished by the great classic traditions of
Christian worship. There are also many who welcome the opportunity to express their worship
through the best of more recent compositions and styles. We seek to honor both “Heart
Languages” through a blended worship service planned by Pastor and lay volunteers. Other
musicians – pianists, vocalists, guitar, bass, drums (occasionally), and organ – participate in
leading worship. Still other attenders participate, leading in the reading of scripture, prayers, and
words of welcome / announcements / offerings. During the week, there are a number of small
groups which provide opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth.
OUR NEED
In this season of our ministry, we are aware of the need to retool our ministry and our facilities to
give attention to Students, Children, and young families. We are also learning to step out of
comfortable and familiar ways of ministry and reaching our region with the message of Jesus.


Experience:

Our ideal Candidate
• has both experience and education in Student and Childrens’ ministry.
• is deeply committed to the Bible as God's Word, and to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
• has a deep personal faith in Jesus and a passion for reaching and discipling students and
children.
• has faith of a character that inspires imitation by children and students, and demands the
respect of adults.
• has a missionary’s heart to reach students and children, and has gathering gifts and the
skills necessary to build a student and children’s ministry from the ground up.
• will also have a heart to network with and build a community of young families.
• is compatible with our denominational context, The Evangelical Covenant Church.
• is a team player - both with lead pastor and staff, and with recruiting and developing lay
leaders and student leaders.
• has openness to cooperative ministry with several area churches, as well as with
colleagues in area Covenant youth ministries.
• is prepared to move quickly with us through a search process and is potentially available
as soon as mid-August, 2014.


Salary:


How to Apply:

If God is tugging at your heart when you read about this, drop me a line and your ministry profile at rickl@valleycov.org.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Rick Lindholtz at rickl@valleycov.org.


Director, Office for Peace and Justice

Archdiocese of Chicago - Cardinal Meyer Center 3525 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60653-1402


Description:

The Director leads the Office in representing the Archdiocese of Chicago on matters of Catholic Social Teaching on issues of hunger, poverty, violence, housing, HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, death penalty, labor and workers’ rights, economic justice, restorative justice, education, faithful citizenship, religious freedom, international development and concerns, care for creation, rural life, disability justice, and access to healthcare. He/she will manage staff, programs and budget of the office. 

In fulfilling this role, the Director works collaboratively with others within the Archdiocese (Offices of Respect Life, Immigrant Affairs and Education, Missions and Evangelization, Kolbe House, Stewardship & Development), Clergy and Laity, and others in the community and on a national level to promote policies and practices in conformity with Catholic Social Teaching. 

The Director also works closely with Catholic Charities and with the Office for Interreligious and Ecumenical Affairs to maintain an awareness of, and collaborate with, interfaith and secular groups which have similar concerns.


Experience:

Masters degree in Theology, Public Policy, or related. Minimum of three years experience in staff and budget management. Proven track record presenting Catholic Social Teaching. Demonstrated capacity to organize events and programs. Bilingual/bicultural preferred, English / Spanish, or Polish. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Must demonstrate understanding, respect, and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values.


Salary:


How to Apply:

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please send the following information via email to churchjobs@archchicago.org. Be certain to include your name on each document. Indicate the complete title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Cover Letter, Resume or curriculum vitae. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

churchjobs@archchicago.org


Case Manager

Archdiocese of Chicago - Archbishop Quigley Center 835 N. Rush St. Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Description:

Job Title:Case Manager
Department:Office for the Protection of Children and Youth

Location:
Archbishop Quigley Center 
835 N. Rush St. 
Chicago, IL 60611-2030

Hours: Full time

Description:
The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee programs maintained by the Archdiocese to monitor Archdiocesan Priests temporarily withdrawn or canonically removed from ministry. The Case Manager develops systems of support for participants, oversees the implementation and maintenance of individual specific protocols, and tracks and reports on compliance.


Experience:

Masters degree in Social Work or Psychology; LSCW preferred. Previous experience working with sexual offenders, and victims of trauma. Knowledge of the Catholic church, sensitivity to church issues. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, and to travel to locations within the Archdiocese (Cook and Lake Counties, IL).


Salary:


How to Apply:

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please send the following information via email to churchjobs@archchicago.org: Cover Letter, Resume or curriculum vitae. . Be certain to include your name on each document. Indicate the complete title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

churchjobs@archchicago.org


Youth Director

Rochester Covenant Church - Rochester, MN


Description:

Rochester Covenant Church seeks to be an expanding, embracing community of love with God himself at the center. We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to walk alongside our youth as they become fully devoted followers of Jesus. We are seeking individuals who have:


• A passion for working with young people and their families.
• An ability to teach the Bible clearly.
• Appropriate experience and training.
• A heart to develop ministry initiatives within the church and local community.
• The ability to work with the Associate Pastor to lead confirmation class, Sunday school class, mid-week events, special events, volunteer training, calendar planning & media. 


Hours: 10/week – (more hours are possible, approaching full-time if combined with facilities responsibilities. Please indicate on your application if you are interested in information about the facilities work.)


Reports to: Associate Pastor



Experience:

Desired Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience in youth ministry or related field.  
• Substantive experience in youth ministry.
• Excellent interpersonal and people relationship skills.   
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with youth, staff, church members, and the community.


Desired Qualifications:
• An authentic relationship with Jesus Christ that influences every area of life.  
• A familiarity with and experience in leading a variety of types of ministry for youth.  
• Ability to train, and supervise ministry volunteers, and to plan and organize events.  
• Training and experience in spiritual, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of youth.  
• Ability to provide Christian guidance to both parents and youth on contemporary issues. 
• Affirms the ECC Ethical Principles for Covenant Ministers (https://www.covchurch.org/resources/ethical-principles)


Desired Licensure/Certification:
• Completion of academic degree(s).

• Open to being licensed with the Evangelical Covenant Church (see http://www.covchurch.org/resources/files/2010/05/Licensing-Brochure.pdf).



Salary:


How to Apply:

office@rochcov.org


Application Deadline:


Contact:

office@rochcov.org


Bilingual Youth & Family Therapist (Spanish/ English)/ Crisis Intervention Team Member

Wheaton Youth Outreach/Outreach Community Services - Wheaton, IL


Description:

Wheaton Youth Outreach (WYO)
Wheaton Youth Outreach is a community based youth and family resource center serving the greater Wheaton area. Services include counseling for individuals, couples and families, crisis intervention for runaway and homeless teens, casework services for basic needs, and transitional housing for young women.  

The Bilingual Therapist serves on WYO’s Specialized Youth Services Team and provides support and therapy to youth in crisis to keep youth safe, connected to their parents and prevent or minimize involvement with child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Responsibilities include: maintaining a full-time therapy case load with individuals, youth identified as high risk by their families, the legal system, or the educational system and families; providing crisis intervention services to local police departments regarding runaway or locked-out youth; assisting with training crisis team members; maintaining strong community contacts to facilitate excellent coordination of comprehensive services and the  completion of monthly reports regarding program services.


Experience:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Clinical Psychology or related field. Licensure preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) and able to provide therapy in Spanish. A minimum of 3 years of experience in systemic interventions with youth; ability to navigate the educational, legal and mental health delivery systems; sensitivity to the needs of a low-income, culturally diverse population. Valid driver’s license, insurance, reliable vehicle and good driving record. Must live within 30 minutes of downtown Wheaton to respond to crisis calls. Basic skills in Microsoft Word/ Excel. A commitment to Outreach Community Ministries’ Statement of Mission and Faith is required.


Salary:

Full-time salary for this position falls between $36,000 and $40,000 based on language skills, education, clinical experience and licensure. Additional compensation on an hourly basis for crisis work performed outside of business hours.


How to Apply:

Send resume to Heather Hernandez, Outreach Community Ministries hhernandez@outreachcommin.org


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Heather Hernandez, Outreach Community Ministries hhernandez@outreachcommin.org


Director of Children's Ministry - PT

First United Methodist Church - Chicago Temple - Chicago, IL


Description:

Position

The First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple is looking for a dedicated Christian of the highest character with a vibrant, strong faith to create, develop, implement, coordinate, and manage an effective and comprehensive Children’s Ministry.

PURPOSE

Foster the development of a deep, personal, spiritual and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ among children. Provide them with instruction from God’s word, nurture them in love, model our faith and encourage their participation in the life of the church as they respond to God’s call to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

This position is considered part-time, 15 hours a week. (It is understood that some weeks will require more time, e.g. Fall Start up; Christmas Program, but that will be offset with other weeks that will be less time intensive.)

Meeting Requirements: Attend/participate in staff meetings weekly. Attend/ participate in monthly scheduled meetings with Church Council and the Children’s Ministries Committee.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

*Establish the K-6th scope and sequence to establish a strong Biblical framework and love of God.

*Design programs and activities to deepen children’s spirituality and faith development.

*Offer pastoral presence and care to children and their families.

*Support and build Sunday School Ministry. Act as the “Sunday School Superintendent” to ensure that programs are running smoothly before, during, and after the Sunday School hour.

*Prepare, develop, oversee, and administer the annual budget for all related areas of Children’s Ministries.

*Research, select, assess, recommend and monitor curriculum that is theologically sound, pedagogically effective, and teacher friendly.

*Support and lead Children’s Ministry Committee. Work with the committee to determine goals for the ministries.

*Recruit, organize, train, resource, support and evaluate Sunday School and VBS teachers, volunteers, and nursery volunteers.

*Provide regular updates regarding various children’s ministries events / activities to church leadership, team members, families and church, including assessment of the ministry and recommendations for the future.

*Implement and oversee the program for childcare (nursery), including the creation of guidelines, a policy manual, and parenting workshops and classes.

*Ensure adherence to Safe Sanctuary Policy as outlined by UMC’s Safe Sanctuary Policies.

*Create and sustain a children in worship program that trains and supports children in weekly roles that could include: ushers, greeters, scripture readers, and/or communion servers.

*Establish a weekly/monthly/short term gathering for children and their parents (this could include but is not limited to a book club, spiritual discipline program, worship program, mission program, etc.).

*Work to ensure the children’s area in the Mabuhay space is equipped to be a supportive and helpful ministry tool that welcomes and calms children and parents.

*Begin an intentional outreach ministry that seeks to invite and welcome children living in the

surrounding area without a church home and to reach out to new families downtown.

*Come alongside & equip parents to fulfill their role as the primary educators and role models of their children through various programs and resources (i.e., personal devotions, family worship, communicants training, etc.)

COMPETENCIES, WORKING SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

*Possess a United Methodist affiliation or similar progressive Christian denominational connection with a fundamental understanding of, and alignment with United Methodist theology and beliefs, and practices.

*Know, understand and promote the vision and mission and core values of FUMC at the Chicago Temple and the larger Children’s Ministry, including our congregation’s mission statement and “Statement of Inclusion.”

*Emotional and spiritual maturity. Exercise good judgment and preserve confidentialities.

*Possess excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.

*Knowledge of child development, including children with special needs.

*Solid time management skills and organizational abilities.

*Experience with computers, projection software, Internet, Social Media.

*Organized, self-motivated and enthusiastic team player.

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

A Criminal Background check will be required. A Minimum of Three Professional References.

Business expenses will be reimbursed according to church policy. Two weeks paid vacation after the first year. Wage:            $20.00/hour. There will be $500 allotted for continuing education per year.  The position will be accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee and will be supervised by Rev. Wendy A. Witt (Associate Pastor). Performance of the job will be reviewed at least annually by the SPRC Committee.

 

 


Experience:

Education and Experience

*Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), preferably in Christian Education or Child Development. Experience in a leadership role strongly preferred.

*Seminary student or graduate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching/involvement in organized Children’s Ministry.


Salary:

$20/hour


How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to the Rev. Wendy A. Witt at wendy@chicagotemple.org


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Rev. Wendy A. Witt at wendy@chicagotemple.org


Director of Youth Ministry

First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple - Chicago, IL


Description:

POSITION

The First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple is looking for a dedicated, mature, enthusiastic and energetic Christian to design, develop and implement its Youth Ministry (junior high and senior high).

PURPOSE

Encourage, recruit, guide and enable youth to become involved/participate in ministries of the church as they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. Help them grow in faith. Guide them in their moral and spiritual development, nurture them through caring groups, and equip them for leadership and service in their church, community and the world.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

This position is considered part-time (15 hours a week). However, time will vary, depending on the events of the week, including weekday programs, special or seasonal events, regular meetings with Associate Pastor, staff and/or volunteers, and personal preperation and organization time. Wage:$20.00/hour.

The position will be accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee and will be supervised by Rev. Wendy A. Witt (Associate Pastor).

This position requires attendance at weekly staff meetings and youth leadership team meetings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

* Provide vision, direction, leadership and oversight for all youth ministry, including but not limited to Sunday morning classes, small groups, fellowship groups, mission trips and special events (retreats, conferences, youth rallies, recreation, etc.).

*Responsible for connecting and building meaningful relationships with all youth to grow, deepen and enhance their Christian journey of faith.

*Create, coordinate and/or supervise the planning and execution of youth devotions, Christian Education classes, Bible studies, fun activities, and outreach programs for the purpose of continuing the Spiritual growth of FUMC youth and supporting other goals of the FUMC Youth Ministry.

*Design and maintain effective communication programs with youth and families through regular communications.

*Partner with the Director of Children’s Ministry to ensure synergy between Christian education and activities in youth ministry.

*Prepare, develop, oversee, and administer the annual budget for Youth ministries.

*Identify and implement fundraising efforts to maximize youth ministry opportunities.

*Recruit, train and coordinate work of volunteer adult youth workers and leaders.

*Family ministry approach: acknowledge the home as the primary place for faith formation; develop opportunities and resources to assist families on their faith journey.

*Provide strategic planning and visioning that inspires and drives the youth ministry while growing participation levels from within and outside the Chicago Temple.

*Plan, organize and lead the annual Confirmation classes. Work with pastors to identify areas of study and related curriculum.

*Organize and guide the Youth Council for the purpose of driving the vision, plan and implementation of a comprehensive youth program.

*Seek out and coordinate with other area churches and youth leaders to develop inter-church and inter-denominational youth ministry events. Promote participation in District, Conference, inter-church and inter-denominational youth events.

*Provide regular updates to the Sr. Pastor, SPRC and Church Council, including assessment of the ministry and recommendations for the future

*Maintain compliance of Safe Sanctuary as outlined by UMC’s Safe Sanctuary policies.

COMPETENCIES, WORKING SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES

*Possess a United Methodist affiliation or similar progressive Christian denominational connection with a fundamental understanding of, and alignment with United Methodist theology, beliefs, practices, and UMC’s Safe Sanctuary policies.

*Know, understand and promote the vision and mission and core values of FUMC at the Chicago Temple and the larger Children’s Ministry, including our congregation’s mission statement and “Statement of Inclusion.”

*Membership in a local congregation for at least two years.

*Emotional and spiritual maturity. Exercise good judgment and preserve confidentialities.

*Work well in a team including accepting guidance from supervisors, sharing responsibilities and communicating clearly with other team members, and delegating tasks, as appropriate.

*Possess excellent and effective oral and written communication skills.

*Experience with computers, projection software, Internet, Social Media.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

A Criminal Background check will be required. Provide a minimum of three professional references. Business expenses will be reimbursed according to church policy.  Two weeks paid vacation after the first year. There will be $500 allotted for continuing education per year. The position will be accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee and will be supervised by Rev. Wendy A. Witt (Associate Pastor). Performance of the job will be reviewed at least annually by the SPRC Committee.

 


Experience:

*Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), preferably in Christian Education or related field. Experience in a leadership role strongly preferred.

*Seminary student or graduate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching/involvement in organized Youth ministry.

*Experience in the recruiting, training, leading, inspiring, and encouraging of teachers and volunteers for youth ministry.


Salary:

$20.00/hour


How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to the Rev. Wendy A. Witt at wendy@chicagotemple.org


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Rev. Wendy A. Witt at wendy@chicagotemple.org


Children's Minsitries Internship

Harbor Covenant Church - Gig Harbor, WA


Description:

Harbor Covenant Children’ Ministries emphasizes spiritual growth through relationships rather than programs.

  • Position description:
  • The Children’s Ministries Intern is involved in all aspects of Children’s Ministries (birth – grade 5), including planning, equipping, and implementing various ministry programs.
  • This is a one year position starting June/July 2014.

 

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Primary responsibility is to learn how to be a successful children’s minister through hands on ministry experience. The Children’s Ministries Intern will be actively involved The Jar (our kids’ church), nursery, summer programs (such as day camp and family carnivals), outreach events in the community, and all other events sponsored through Children’s Ministries.
  • The Children’s Ministries Intern will take a leadership role in developing a midweek gathering for children and families to grow as disciples.

 

  • The successful applicant will:
  • love children, and enjoy building relationships with them and their families.
  • be flexible, pleasant, positive and enthusiastic in all ministry circumstances.
  • be a team player. 
  • be self-motivated
  • be open to input.
  • have strong leadership skills and/or potential

 

  • Compensation
  • Salary: $20,000 per year
  • Basic Medical Insurance
  • Expense Account
  • 1 conference
  • Housing with a host family optional

 

For more information contact: 

 

Jessica Bauml, Director of Children’s Ministries

Cell:  253.970.1482                         Jessica@harborcovenant.org



Experience:

  • Qualifications:
  • An under graduate degree.
  • Pastoral recommendation and a commitment to the church.
  • Previous experience in children’s ministry is valuable, but not required.
  • Musical experience is a plus.


Salary:

$20,000


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Jessica Bauml, Director of Children’s Ministries: 253.970.1482 or Jessica@harborcovenant.org


Year Long Internship

Crossview Covenant Church - North Mankato, MN


Description:

Program Description
As an Intern, you will be involved in both programmatic and relational aspects of our youth ministry. Part of your time will be invested in planning and leading aspects of our weekly programs. The other part of your time will be devoted to intentional contact & discipleship ministry with students, parents, and volunteers. Interns will receive instruction, guidance, and mentoring from both the Youth Pastor and Pastor of Student Ministries, who will assist in the development of the intern’s personal spiritual life and leadership skills.
Program Objectives
1. Spiritual Growth – interns will continue to develop and learn to tend to their own soul for spiritual growth.
2. Relational Responsibility – interns will learn to intentionally develop healthy, ministry-minded relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and staff.
3. Pastoral Presence – interns will learn the various skills necessary to participate in pastoral ministry, which requires the ability to carefully respond to various crises, give biblical counsel in difficult situations, and participate in other pastoral duties of the church such as visitation, benevolence, sacrament, etc.
4. Mobilized Ministry – interns will learn what it takes to mobilize a healthy student ministry by recruiting, training, and resourcing a leadership team of both students and adults.
5. Community Networking – interns will learn and develop habits of fellowship with others in ministry and service in the community.
Responsibilities
Interns must be given certain responsibilities in order to capitalize on the opportunity this experience provides. The list of responsibilities below is common areas in which interns can be involved:
1. Weekly preparation for and participation in midweek programs
- Planning and preparation for weekly program
- Study for teaching (as assigned)
- Lead program (as assigned) and small groups (as assigned)
2. Possible preparation for and participation in Sunday classes and services
- Planning and preparation for weekly program
- Study for teaching (as assigned)
- Lead program (as assigned)
3. Possible preparation for and participation in for special events and trips
- Planning and preparation for event/trip
- Lead event/trip (as assigned)
4. Attend church staff meetings (as requested)
5. Attend other meetings (as requested) and quarterly next gen ministry team meetings
6. Weekly administrative tasks (budgeting, communications, etc)
7. Attend youth’s extra-curricular activities and/or meet with students (one-to-one or in small groups)
8. Experience of other items from checklist

Policies
All internship applicants must go through an interview and background check before being accepted. Summer/shorter internships are available as an addition for a full year internship. Crossview Covenant Church retains the right to terminate any internship at any time, providing the intern a reason(s) for termination. Interns are responsible in figuring out their own means of transportation. Interns cannot have any full-time jobs while in school, and it is preferred that interns do not work more than 10 hours a week at a second job while enrolled school. If not enrolled in school, the preferred hours are increased to no more than 20 hours a week at a second job. Any funds raised by any intern or resident over the maximum pay stays with the Internship Program Fund for the church’s discretionary use. Only those interns who pursue the full salary (though the outcome may be less) will be paid.


Experience:

Expectations
While our expectations may seem to be set high, we recognize that we’re all on our own journey and at different points in that journey. Therefore, we communicate high expectations for interns, but never resort to shame based, performance driven modes of ministry. With that said, below are our expectations for interns. We expect:
-biblical principles to provide foundations for one’s life and ministry
- clarity and consistency in communication with church staff, volunteers, and families
- humility in receiving direction, guidance, and admonishment
- integrity in the stewardship of one’s time and resources
- care and attention given to matters of personal spiritual growth, character, conversation, and confidentiality
- availability for the needs of the students and the ministry (balanced by appropriate boundaries)
- full-devotion to and enthusiasm for Crossview Student Ministries
- responsibility for the tasks or projects assigned


Salary:


How to Apply:

Fill out application, available at http://www.crossviewstudents.org/internship.html and submit


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Chris Pappenfus or Mike Bechtold, 507-387-5606


Director of Music Ministry (Part-time)

Covenant Congregational Church - Boston, MA


Description:

Job Description

 

Covenant Congregational Church is a multi-ethnic, intergenerational, and Christ-centered church in Boston and 2013 recipient of an East Coast Conference MOVE Award. We are seeking a Director of Music Ministry to lead the congregation in dynamic and authentic worship that reflects the variety of “heart music” present in the congregation including hymns, gospel, and contemporary worship music. The Director of Music Ministry will love Jesus deeply, lead music in thoughtful blended worship, direct adult choir (gospel & anthems), play the organ and/or piano, coordinate with worship band, and enjoy working as a team with pastors, staff and volunteers.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

1.Plan music for worship with direction from Sr. Pastor and in collaboration with others.

2.Lead the choir in Sunday morning worship, mid-week rehearsals and occasional other services.

3.Play piano and/or organ in worship and accompany special music presentations.

4.Meet weekly with Sr. Pastor and team.

5.Communicate music plans to church administrative assistant each week.

6.Lead children’s ministry to sing in 3-4 services a year.

7.Order music and maintain music library and ensure compliance with copyright laws.

8.Promote choir through periodic newsletter articles and/or announcements.

 

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

COORDINATES: Volunteers, Interns, Ministry Residents WORKS WITH: Pastors, lay leaders

 



Experience:

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will demonstrate he or she is:

•Passionate about worship and ministry;

•Skilled choir director in variety of musical styles including gospel, hymns and anthems; •Experienced and willing to work as a team with pastoral staff and volunteers; •Gifted in playing the piano and/or organ in worship, with good sight-reading skills and ability to accompany hymns as well as praise songs and gospel music; •Demonstrates Christian commitment in keeping with the Covenant Affirmations (www.bostoncov.org/our-faith). While this position is a lay position, as a ministry leader, adherence to Ethical Guidelines for Covenant Ministers (www.covchurch.org/resources/ethical-principles) is expected; •A leader who likes and cares about people and brings a fresh enthusiasm to this position.


Salary:

Salary range is $10,000-12,000 DOE, 10-12 hours/week. Start immediately.


How to Apply:

Email opportunities@bostoncov.org to submit resume.


Application Deadline:

Applications accepted until position is filled.


Contact:

opportunities@bostoncov.org


Jr Hi / Hi Pastor

Lakehills Church in El Dorado Hills, CA - El Dorado, CA


Description:

We have amazing and talented kids in an established program.

 

We have have a strong history of staff longevity and supports in place to help facilitate the next generation of youth leadership.

 

You have wild, crazy, loudness with a touch of insanity.

 

You have a heart for youth and a passion for intentional relationship.

 

You have a philosophy of ministry (hint,hint)

 

Camping ministry, missions, and the arts a plus.

 

Hit us up with your passions, ministry philosophy overview, and resume.

 

We will ask you right off the bat what you are passionate about, be prepared to share your heart.


Experience:


Salary:


How to Apply:

Lakehills Covenant Church El Dorado Hills, CA Chris Milbrath 916/939-9300


Application Deadline:


Contact:

chris@lakehillschurch.org Co-Pastor royce@lakehillschurch.org Youth Guy


Director of Youth

First Evangelical Covenant Church - Located about 30 miles east of the Twin Cities in River Falls, WI


Description:

First Covenant Church, part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is a growing church of about 300 regular attenders. Located about 30 miles east of the Twin Cities in River Falls, WI, First Covenant is in an exciting time of building expansion and plans to begin holding worship services in our new sanctuary and youth activities in a larger meeting space in the Summer/Fall of 2014. Drawing from a number of area churches, the Youth Group offers a welcoming, vibrant ministry to 40-50 high school students and 25-30 middle school students. 

Working with enthusiastic commission members and volunteers, the full-time position of Director of Youth will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing, staffing, directing and evaluating of the Middle School through Senior High Ministries, as well as supporting Children’s Ministries (as directed). We estimate the Director will spend their time around 90% in Youth Ministry and 10% with Children’s Ministry.

Responsibilities:

Youth: 

-          Teaching:

  • Plan and lead the weekly Youth Group gatherings  
  • Oversee curriculum planning for all teaching areas in Youth Ministries including Middle School and Senior High Sunday school as well as Youth Group.

 

-          Event Planning:

  • Plan and lead youth events (Middle School and Senior High)

 

-          Relationships:

  • Establish relationships with students by conducting One on Ones, interacting electronically and on social media  and attending occasional  student events
  • Maintain ministry communication with families through social media, emails, and mailings

-          Training:

  • Lead and train Youth Leadership team (assist in elections, oversee functions, and lead meetings)
  • Plan and oversee student-led small groups
  • Lead One on One Team in training, feedback, and meetings

 

-          Administration:

  • Recruit, train and support Youth Ministry volunteers
  • Ensure adherence to all church policies including the Safety & Wellness Policy
  • Create yearly budgets for Youth Ministry, monthly/annual reports and manage financial records
  • Manage fundraising for special events
  • Serve with the FirstCov team of pastors and staff to encourage the church family’s growth in Christ

Children’s: 

  • Working with Commission, develop and implement plan to take Children’s ministry to “next level”
  • Assist with curriculum selection
  • Assist with volunteer recruiting and support


Experience:

-          Possesses a faith in Jesus Christ and the ability to share it with others.

-          A Bachelor’s Degree in youth ministry OR 3-4 years of church-based youth ministry experience

-          Effective in connecting diverse students with God, in culturally relevant ways

-          Able to relate to middle school and high school youth

-          Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)

-          Optional, but preferred: musical ability



Salary:


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Todd Ertsgaard (715-425-2640) at: office@rfcov.org


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Todd Ertsgaard (715-425-2640) at: office@rfcov.org.


Youth Pastor/Director of Student Ministries

Evangelical Covenant Church of Wausa - Wausa, Nebraska


Description:

The Evangelical Covenant Church of Wausa, Nebraska is a 120-year old town & country congregation experiencing recent growth and vitality. We exist to share the Love of Jesus Christ with Community and County. In order to fulfill this vision to the extent that we feel called, a part-time youth pastor is needed to focus specifically on the needs of youth.

 

 

Youth Pastor Priorities/Responsibilities:

• Leadership, oversight, and planning of mid-week meetings for Sr. High.

• Being a pastoral presence, for the sake of building relationships with students: meeting with them outside of youth group, getting on school campus’s, going to sporting events, and special activities.

• Organizing and teaching the middle school Sunday morning class/confirmation.

• Leadership, oversight and planning special events, retreats, camps, and other discipleship or outreach events.

• Communicate & build relationships with parents.

• Involve volunteers in the ministry.

 



Experience:

• A growing relationship with Jesus Christ with an insatiable passion for God’s Word.

• Passionate about student ministries & being a Godly example to young people.

• Self motivated, servant hearted, & teachable.

• Bachelor degree preferred, but not necessary.



Salary:

To be determined based upon education and experience.


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Pastor Matt Norlen at imnorlen@hotmail.com


Women’s Ministry Fellow – Princeton, Columbia, Brown Universities

Christian Union -


Description:

Christian Union seeks a qualified individual to serve as a Ministry Fellow to Ivy League University students.  Ministry Fellows are responsible for ministering to Christian and non-Christian students, overseeing programs and social events, teaching Christian students the Scriptures, and sharing the Gospel with non-believers.


Experience:


Salary:


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:


Ministry Fellow – Princeton, Yale, Brown Universities

Christian Union Church - Princeton, NJ


Description:

Christian Union seeks a qualified individual to serve as a Ministry Fellow to Ivy League University students.  Ministry Fellows are responsible for ministering to Christian and non-Christian students, overseeing programs and social events, teaching Christian students the Scriptures, and sharing the Gospel with non-believers.


Experience:


Salary:


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Leslie Baier 609-216-7419 Opportunities@ChristianUnion.org


Ministry Director – Brown University

Christian Union Church - Princeton, NJ


Description:

Christian Union seeks a qualified individual to serve as a Ministry Director at an Ivy League University campus.  A Ministry Director is responsible for overseeing a team of Ministry Fellows and Teaching Fellows who minister to Christian and non-Christian students.  The Ministry Director will also engage in direct ministry with students and therefore needs all the skills and capabilities of a Ministry Fellow.


Experience:


Salary:


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Leslie Baier, 609-216-7419 Opportunities@ChristianUnion.org


Vice President of Development

CareNet DuPage - DuPage County


Description:

The Vice President of Development for CareNet DuPage is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for organizational philanthropy and overseeing donor relationships among key constituencies. S/He reports to the President and leads a staff of two gift officers and one support staff, who represent the development department. S/He collaborates extensively with communications and events staff, who handle some development functions related to annual fund and grantsmanship. The Senior Director of Development and his/her team focus on major and planned gift opportunities. The individual holding this position is primarily responsible for cultivating a constituency of major donors in support of the programs and services of CareNet DuPage. Seeking a seasoned professional who is a strategic thinker and able to provide leadership for growth. Qualified candidates will be sent a full job description.


Experience:

Seeking a seasoned professional who is a strategic thinker and able to provide leadership for growth.


Salary:


How to Apply:

For confidential consideration, please forward cover letter, resume and salary history to: Pat Lacy at placy@carenetdupage.com


Application Deadline:


Contact:

: Pat Lacy at placy@carenetdupage.com


Youth OutReach Specialist

H20 (Heart Haven Outreach) - Bolingbrook, IL


Description:

Mission Statement:

To build irrationally loving relationships with at-risk teens and empower them through holistic teaching, mentoring, and support and, thereby, draw them to the hope of Christ, leading to life transformation.

 


Responsibilities:

Manage a “careload” of approximately 20 students of your gender with whom you meet regularly, one-on-one

 Assist with transportation of youth to and from H2O activities

Assess the needs of youth and build relationships with them, both during H2O activities and in other settings

Get to know the parents and families of youth, referring them to appropriate resources as necessary

Manage crowds and set boundaries for participants, using disciplinary action as necessary

Plan curriculum for and lead programs, activities, and trips

Network with other local youth workers, including school and community personnel

Assist with fundraisers as assigned

Time Commitment: full time, 40-50 hours/week (MWF approximately 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, TuTh approximately 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, special events may require different hours)

 


Experience:

Qualifications:

You must

Be at least 21 years old

Have a personal faith that is compatible with H2O’s Statement of Faith (see application)

Have deep love and patience for hurting and troubled teens and their families

Be able to initiate relationships and connect positively with youth

Be sensitive to people’s feelings and capable of emotional depth

Believe that God loves everyone unconditionally and that everyone is capable of success

Be willing to be patient and flexible with the inevitable changes and struggles a young ministry goes through

Be excited to work hard, pray hard, and see lives changed

We prefer you

Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g. youth ministry, psychology, or social work); life experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree may be considered


Salary:

Starting at $28,500 with medical and dental insurance following the satisfactory completion of a 90 day probationary period


How to Apply:

Interested applicants, please submit letter of application and resume to Patricia Claar


Application Deadline:

December 6, 2013


Contact:

Patricia Claar, Executive Director, Heart Haven OutReach, 201 Canterbury Lane, #C, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 or fax to 630-226-8507.


Assistant Youth Director

Our Savior Lutheran Church - Naperville, IL


Description:

The Assistant Youth Director will support and administer the strategies that lead to achieving the
following mission for grades 6-12 at Our Saviour’s.
1. Authentic Christian Community - establishing an Acts 2 Christian community where
leaders, youth, youth families, and mentors have a sense of responsibility for each other
as well as the larger community.
2. Contagious Participation – develop and manage fun and engaging activities that naturally
make people want to bring their friends.
3. Collaborative Ministry – work with all ministry areas so that youth ministry is an active
part of church-wide scheduling, events, and missions.

Regular duties: (List the major duties required by the position).
 
Coordinate registration process for Surge and Ignition
Collaborate with Director in setting-up high school and junior high small group assignments
Assist in curriculum planning for Surge and Ignition
Collaborate with Director on logistics for Surge and Ignition
Collaborate with Director to manage ministry budget
Organize teams of volunteers to support logistics for events
Work with Communications team to get brochures, or letters printed
Chaperone local retreats and events
Attend staff meetings and staff annual retreat


Experience:

Creative, flexible and able to multi-task
Strong faith and ability to share knowledge of the bible
Bachelor’s degree preferred
5+ years of work experience preferred
Experience in working with youth
Willing to work on Sunday afternoons and evenings
Budget management skills
Organized and strong attention to detail
Experience working with volunteer teams; ability to mobilize lay leadership
Technology skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Blogging, Social Media, etc.)


Salary:

TBD


How to Apply:

Send resume to Lynda DeVore


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Lynda DeVore ◾ 630-355-2522 lyndadevore@oursaviours.com


Director of Children’s Ministry

Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville, MN - Burnsville, MN


Description:

Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville, MN is seeking a warm, passionate, discipleship-minded leader to be our new Director of Children’s Ministry. This position will specialize in, and be the primary position responsible for, children’s ministry (pre-k through grade 5). Additionally, this position will be engaged and dedicated to the full breadth of the “birth through college” spiritual formation arc, and contribute to a highly collaborative team that represents children, youth, and family.

 

An excellent candidate will have:

-A completed bachelor’s degree in ministry, education, or other applicable field (or extensive experience)

-Previous children’s ministry experience

            -An engaging, warm, and highly relational demeanor with kids and parents

            -Attention to details; well-organized

            -Proven gifting to teach children (birth through elementary)

            -Proven success in recruiting, training, and encouraging volunteer teams

            -A desire to collaborate extensively with other staff

-A commitment to engaging and equipping families as the primary spiritual developers of their children

 

This position is full time and starts as early as November 15.  

 

The Director of Children’s Ministry reports to the Director of Children, Youth and Family, and is supported by an administrative assistant and an early childhood coordinator.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume to Lynn Nunn (Administrative Assistant for Children, Youth, and Family) by October 28 or sooner: lnunn@faithcovenant.org.

 

 


Experience:


Salary:


How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Lynn Nunn (Administrative Assistant for Children, Youth, and Family) by October 28 or sooner: lnunn@faithcovenant.org.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Lynn Nunn (Administrative Assistant for Children, Youth, and Family) lnunn@faithcovenant.org.


Director of Youth Ministries

Kingsburg Covenant Church - Kingsburg, CA


Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION
Purpose: Love Teens into the Kingdom and Shape Them into Mature Followers of Jesus Christ.
Ministry Relationships: A team player who reports directly to the Sr. Pastor, and who works closely with with Parents (ultimately you are there to support their ministry to their own kids--communication is key), Directors of Children and Young Adult Ministries, Director of Formationand Family Ministries, Connections Coordinator, Discipleship Chair. We don’t want ministry silos operating independently from each other, competing for time, attention, space and other resources. We work together for God’s glory and the health of His Church.

Position Status and Compensation: Full Time (salary negotiable based on experience)

CONTACT (ENTER THEIR WORLD)
Just as Jesus took on flesh and entered our world to be with us, you will make personal contact with Jr and Sr High students a hallmark of our youth ministries: going to their sporting events, dramas, performances; meet them for lunch, take them to Starbucks (hang out where they are hanging out). Take volunteer leaders along with you and mentor them to multiply
incarnational ministry. Make sure every student has a volunteer checking in on him/her.

MENTOR YOUR STUDENTS
We are here on earth to follow Jesus and to help others follow Him. Everything you do will be about helping students to go deeper with God, grow closer to each other, and reach further in the world with the gospel. Introduce students to Jesus at weekly gatherings. Form mentoring groups, running one yourself and recruiting and equipping volunteers to run others. Take Jr. High Students through a 2 year course on the Bible and the Christian Faith (Confirmation)

MENTORING FOR MULTIPLICATION
Jesus discipled disciple-makers and we believe that we serve the Kingdom best when we mentor people to join us in leadership so that ministry is multiplied. We’re not looking for a lone-ranger expert to do the ministry, but a leader who will mentor, equip and unleash volunteers in Youth Ministry. Recruiting and building leadership teams for both Jr & Sr High is key.

EXPANDING THEIR HORIZON
Expose students to serving the poor, the weak, the neglected at home and in cross cultural contexts; introduce them to leadership opportunities in our children’s ministries (Day Camp, Club 56 leaders), within youth ministry, and the larger church context (cast the vision that they are crucial to Christ’s Body and the Kingdom work He has for us).


Experience:

Education & Experience: BA and 3-5 years youth ministry leadership experience

Desired Character: Humble, Servant Attitude, Compassionate, Spiritual Maturity and Integrity
as described in I Tim 3:1-7.

Desired Qualities: People-person; able to teach and teachable; passion for Christ and helping
teens discover their identity, their freedom, gifting and calling in Christ; good listener; able
connect with teens and their parents; able to recruit adult volunteers and motivate, equip and
lead leaders, modeling relational ministry for them; worships in service regularly for self and as
a role model; organized, creative and able to take initiative; a team leader and team player;
willing to be flexible to meet ministry needs and challenges; able to delegate and encourage.


Salary:


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Pastor Tim Boynton: tim@kingsburgcov.org phone: 559•901•2541


Internship

Monroe Covenant Church - Monroe, WA


Description:

Is that REALLY YOU?
How’d you like to...
come to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to live in a small town that’s 45 minutes from Seattle and less than an hour to the mountains with amazing hiking and skiing?

Can you imagine...
a 108 year old “country” church of 75 people on a good Sunday that fed 11,000 meals in sack lunches and a weekly community dinners in 2012 and had 6,000 client visits to our Take the Next Step drop in resource center for the poor and disadvantaged?

Ever wanted to...
pursue your passion to come alongside and work with real people in real need? Do you want to
make a difference in the lives of the poor, homeless teens, our Hispanic neighbors, and our church community?

Would you like...
to be part of a dynamic community of believers who actively seek God and His leading? ...a congregation at peace with each other and itself? ...to daily find new opportunities to follow Jesus and share Him with others in new and creative ways? We know our place and purpose does not come from our plans or strategic directives...it comes from God...and that’s exciting! You’ll never have a dull day!

It’s all possible...
Come join us in His work!
Monroe Covenant Internship Opportunity
Church looking for a skilled and motivated intern. Must work well with others. Hone your skills while working in one of our existing programs / starting new programs. Start summer/fall, 2013. Submit resume to mac.taylor@monroecov.org.
Monroe Covenant is a small, 108 year old “country” church. Thirty years ago Monroe was a logging and farming community at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. In the mid-1990’s Monroe became an affordable bedroom suburb of Seattle and though we retain our small town feel, we have experienced tremendous growth - we have four Starbucks! During that time, we grew, too, but as is the case with many churches, we were pulled and pushed in ways that did not necessarily match our spiritual gifts. We chased after principles that drive mega-churches and that was not us...the mega-churches moved in and thrived...

Today, we are a small congregation that does amazing things. Please do visit our website to see how we are involved in our community and around the world. We are a people that tend to look more outside ourselves than inside and that, we believe, allows God to use in ways that are far beyond our imagination. His opportunities for ministry are limitless and we are surprised by His faithfulness.

We don’t have a fixed or firm idea or job description for you. That’s part of the excitement of getting to know you and your heart. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to develop your own job description and programs as God leads you? In the meantime, here’s how you might be able to help us:

INTERN WANTED
Monroe Covenant Church
Teen Ministry for Church Youth:
• Up to seven teens are now attending our growing Sunday Services, but we have no youth ministry in place beyond Sunday classes
• Build relationships with teens, recruit volunteer leaders, hold periodic activities, and see where the Lord leads
• Teach / Lead Sunday morning youth class

Worship Ministry
• Help lead worship on Sunday Mornings

Take the Next Step came out one of our member’s growing understanding that we are surrounded by poor and disadvantaged people who need help to “take the next step” in their lives. She understood that a little help delivered at the right time could change a life. We didn’t have a grand strategic plan, just a desire to listen to God and follow his leading. The Next Step has grown beyond anything we could imagine - it has to be God! And, He daily places in front of us new opportunities for service. You’ll find more at TheNextStepMonroe.org. Again, we don’t have a particular slot into which you’ll be placed. We’re looking for your passion and we want to hear what God is telling you about working together with us. Here are some ideas:

Children’s Ministry
• Get involved in our “Kidz’ Club” after school tutoring program which presently meets 2 days / week serving 50 elementary age kids with more on the waiting list. •
• “Play” with kids, develop relationships
• Oversee the kids’ program for our weekly Community Dinners
• Work with kids on Sunday mornings (Sunday School)

Hispanic Ministry:
• 20% of Monroe’s population is Latino and growing. In the church neighborhood, the percentage is closer to 50% (about 75% in the local grade school).
• Develop and oversee an ESL program
• Work to strengthen and develop new relationships with our Hispanic neighbors
• Work with a team to develop a Spanish worship time/Bible study and pray about establishing a Spanish speaking church

Teen Moms:
• Get involved in our ministry to teen moms

At Risk Youth:
• Hangout with homeless and at risk youth
• Research and employ youth resources. Help youth establish goals, re-entry to school, opportunities. Create and implement monthly events

Social Services Work:
• Work with clients in our Drop-in Center (open 3 days per week). Work on projects with The Next Step Director and Administrator
• Research resources and gather statistical data to benefit our clients
• Network with other organizations in community
• Research grant opportunities, prepare grant requests
• Teach life skills classes

Take the Next Step Public Relations:
• Visit churches, form relationships and present The Next Step to community organizations
• Look for and develop partnership opportunities

Computer Technician
• Maintain and improve computers in computer lab, staff computers and network
So...how is God speaking to you about Monroe? We believe each of the above categories might take 10 - 20 hours a week. Two or three could be rolled up into one internship depending upon your gifts and interests. Some of the positions may involve working in both Monroe Covenant and the Next Step. We’ll work with you to develop and define the position, hours and start date / length of internship. A stipend is provided.
Interested?


Experience:


Salary:

Stipend TBD


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Pastor Mac Taylor: 425-891-4408 mac.taylor@monroecov.org


Youth Director

First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge - Park Ridge, IL


Description:

The First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge has a part-time Youth Director position opening.  The positon is 15 hours per week with a salary range of $12,000 to $15,000 annually.  Interested candidates should email nancyaolson@comcast.net

 


Experience:


Salary:

$12,000 - $15,000


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Nancy Olson: nancyaolson@comcast.net


Youth Internship

Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church - Nelson, BC


Description:

Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church Youth Internship

 

Who we are:

We are a church committed to reaching the Next Generation for Christ and being a light in the Kootenays. The opportunities in this community are endless, especially with the youth. Nelson is in the heart of the West Kootenays of BC. Nestled in the Mountains, most of the locals spend more time skiing, mountain biking, and hiking than they do at work. Spiritually, this is a dark place. There are less Christians here per capital than Bagdad (roughly %5). Nelson is a small community of 10,000 people but services a surrounding area of about 20,000 people. We are the only youth ministry in the area.

Our Ministry:

We run a Wednesday night program for grade 8-12 students which is small group based and relationally driven. We have 40+ students attend every night and many more who call this their spiritual community. Tuesday afterschool, we run a grade 5-7 ministry which is more about providing Christian community and outreach to the junior high school. About 25 kids come consistently. There are random weekend events which include worship nights, retreats, outreach events, and service projects. Last year we baptized 12 students and this year we have tons of students who are from non-churched, non-Christian backgrounds. At our Junction site, we have a lunch hour youth program for the local high school which brings out 70 students. We are waiting to provide a teaching/discipleship opportunity for these kids. The harvest is ripe here and ministry is exciting!

Our Church (www.ecov.org):

Our Sunday worship services are intergenerational and have a great mix of young and old. We average around 120 people. There are two other sites who are also apart of our church located in Balfour (30 min from Nelson) and Junction (20 minutes). Between these 2 sites, there are another 150 people regularly attending. We are by far the largest church in the Nelson area and the only one with a youth ministry program. The Evangelical Covenant Church is a relatively small denomination in Canada but is the fastest growing denomination in N.A. See http://www.canadacovenantchurch.org for specifics about the ECCC.

Internship Program:

We have $500 a month set aside for this and will provide room and board for the duration of the internship. It is strongly recommended that the intern has a vehicle. We are flexible regarding hours depending on the school’s internship requirements. This is an internship in the truest sense. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to help lead in a variety of youth and church ministries. The intern will spend lots of time in reflection and dialogue with the Pastors. As much as the church will benefit from having an intern, more importantly, the intern will be cared for and developed personally and vocationally. We want to help develop and equip you for ministry in the future!

The sort of person we are looking for is someone who is teachable, flexible, able to work with a team, loves youth and has experience working with them, and above all, is passionate about Jesus and growing in Christ-likeness. This intern will be asked to teach, preach, lead, organize, facilitate events, be committed to personal development, and subscribe to the whole mission of the church.

Your Supervisor:

Chris Wiens has been a youth pastor for 10 years in Calgary and Nelson. He’s worked with youth since he was 15 and has a heart for developing leaders. In Calgary, all three of his interns went on to become Youth Pastors. As someone who personally benefitted from a great internship, Chris is committed to helping inters develop as leaders, pastors, and followers of Jesus.

 

 


Experience:

The sort of person we are looking for is someone who is teachable, flexible, able to work with a team, loves youth and has experience working with them, and above all, is passionate about Jesus and growing in Christ-likeness. This intern will be asked to teach, preach, lead, organize, facilitate events, be committed to personal development, and subscribe to the whole mission of the church.


Salary:

$500/Month plus room and board


How to Apply:

Contact Chris Weins


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Chris Weins: chrisjwiens@gmail.com


Director of Youth Ministries

Northbrook Evangelical Covenant Church -


Description:

Northbrook Evangelical Covenant Church (NECC)
Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) Job Description

 

 A.  QUALIFICATIONS:

1.  The Director of Youth Ministries shall demonstrate a vital, personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and be in agreement with the principles and beliefs of NECC and it’s denomination, The Evangelical Covenant Church of America.

2.  The DYM shall exhibit qualities of spiritual leadership with the ability to lead the youth program of the church.

3.  The DYM shall preferably have experience, education, and expertise in youth ministries.

B.  RESPONSIBILITIES

The DYM is responsible for overseeing and directing the youth ministries, including Junior High and Senior High programs. Responsibilities include:

1.  Planning, programming and leading the youth groups each week, including confirmation or Sunday School on Sundays.

2.  Developing relationships, as time allows, with the youth of the church and their friends by attending school activities or meeting with them informally.

3.  Communicating with the parents and students through channels such as bulletins, newsletter, email or phone calls.

4.  Meeting with the Lead Pastor regularly for mentoring, planning, support and accountability.

5.  Recruiting and nurturing relationships with youth volunteers.

6.  Meeting with the Youth Ministry Team as needed.

7.  Promoting our Central Conference Camps and attending retreats as appropriate.

C.  RELATIONSHIP TO THE CHURCH:

The DYM shall be responsible to the lead pastor and through him to the leadership of the church. The church shall provide appropriate resources, financially and personally, and support for an effective youth ministry.

 

Approved by the Leadership Team 7/7/12


Experience:


Salary:


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Tom Beckstrom: tombeckstrom@gmail.com


Senior High Youth Pastor

Plymouth Covenant Church - Minnesota


Description:

Senior High YOUTH PASTOR:

Main Goal: To help 9th-12th grade students be transformed into passionate followers of
Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit so they can develop and grow the skills and habits
of a world changing disciple!

KRA (Key Result Area) #1 Relationships – Connecting with the heart of God to connect youth to Him
Supporting Goal (Why am I doing this): To love the Lord and love other
Result (What will others see?): Adult leaders, parents and students know that they are heard, loved, and cared for, strong focus on the discipleship of all...those who believe and those who do not
Performance Standards (How Will I know I have done a Good Job): devotional life is strong and consistent,
home/school/coffee shop visits, calls, modeling what a lover of Jesus is and does, gentle with struggling
students, motivating strong students, encouraging, hopeful, humble, forgiving and graceful, motivating
people to press on and in, persistent in listening prayer

KRA #2 Leadership – Passionately and purposefully directing the ministry where the Lord desires Supporting Goal: To develop a team of students and adult staff (volunteers) to prayerfully and purposefully
chart out the plan of action needed to accomplish the ministry goals!
Result: Ownership of the ministry’s vision by the congregation, parents, students and adult leaders mobilized on
teams, growth of our leadership base
Performance Standards : unity, encouraged leaders, strong adult staff participation in every area of the
ministry, clear Bible teaching to the youth group, purposeful training of adult staff, clear delegation,
enthusiasm, students coming to know Jesus and being discipled to reach unsaved students, applicable
input utilized, students growing and going

KRA #3 Management - Getting desired results with and through people, resources and time
Supporting Goal: Organizing in such a way that the clearly defined and communicated plans move the ministry closer to the end result of world changing!
Result: Adult team members utilizing their gifts, parents and students know where we are going and how we
intend to get there and are actively involved in the success of the ministry
Performance Standards : Prayerful planning, clear communication both written and oral, delegations are clear,
recruiting, training, coaching, vision casting, written plans, evaluations of events and team members,
strategic team meetings, research, reading, listening, operating from a budget developed in collaboration
with the Junior High Pastor, leaders are being raised up from within the ministry, clear understanding
of Youth Ministry Assistant role and maintain clear communication with YMA, working closely with
Junior High Pastor to ensure ministry continuity

KRA #4 Administration – Maintaining clear lines of communication within the youth ministry and
the congregation as a whole Supporting Goal: To make sure that as a ministry we stay focused on building the
Kingdom of God and do so in an environment of unity and clarity
Result: The youth ministry pastoral staff meet regularly with the Youth Ministry Leadership Team to ensure the health and Christ centered focus of the youth ministry at PCC and all reporting is appropriate and thorough
Performance Standards: Meet weekly to pray & collaborate with the Jr. High Youth Pastor, meet monthly with Youth Ministry Leadership Team, participate in PCC staff meetings, report monthly to Lead Pastor, response of all forms of communication
is swift and clear, all communications are accurate and timely.
Main Goal: To help 9th-12th grade students be transformed into passionate followers of
Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit so they can develop and grow the skills and habits of a world changing disciple!

KRA #5 Senior High Ministry – Providing God honoring ministry to 9-12 grade students so they can become more passionate and equipped followers of Jesus
Supporting Goal: To lead the Senior High Ministry (IGNITE) purposefully and strategically in order to
advance the Kingdom of God and support the Junior High (JAMS) ministry to keep a long term Christ
centered focus and continuity
Result: Students have a safe, affirming and Christ centered place to Encounter Jesus, Embrace their Identity in
Christ and Engage in the Christ-centered lifestyle

Performance Standards: (you will know you’ve done a good job when:)
1) Adults are developing as leaders
    A) Adults who love students are recruited, trained and empowered for ministry through regular/monthly
Senior High Ministry Team meetings
    B) Team is prepared and aware of the weekly plan and long term strategies
2) Students are discipled and unleashed for ministry
    A) They lead each element of IGNITE and are prepared, equipped, evaluated and encouraged
    B) Regular student leadership meeting are held for equipping, instruction and input
    C) Students are discipling others intentionally
3) The midweek ministry is excellent, Christ centered, Biblical, relational and fun
    A) Creativity is encouraged and implemented
    B) The teaching is solid and clearly Biblical
    C) The Gospel is presented weekly with an opportunity for students to respond and have next steps
4) The ministry is heading the direction the Lord wants it to head
    A) Prayer is a key philosophy of ministry
    B) Coordination with Jr high youth pastor occurs regularly to ensure continuity of the ministry
5) Impact Events provided regularly so we provide multiple avenues by which students may Encounter Jesus
    A) These are events geared toward going deeper and getting students outside of their normal routine
    B) These events are strategic and purposeful (they advance the mission)
    C) These can be service projects, concerts, camps, retreats, lock-ins, rally's, community events, etc
6) Collaboration occurs with Jr. high pastor to ensure continuity of ministry
    A) Occasionally teach or lead in Junior High area and be available to young adults
    B) Aware of goals, strategies and plans for jr high ministry & college/young adults.
7) Weekly personal visits are made to adult leaders, parents and students to develop relationships, provide
encouragement and seek input.
8) A community presence is positively established through attendance at sporting events, plays, concerts and
other events of this nature that include people in our community.
9) Godly wisdom is applied when handling difficult situations with students, parents and adults
10) Follow-up strategies are in place for new believers, visitors and those who are estranged

Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, direct and expand the IGNITE ministry
  2. Recruit, train, encourage and provide what is needed for the IGNITE ministry team
  3. To develop the skills of student leaders
  4. Grow a Godly presence at the local schools and other community events
  5. Make home visits to students, parents and leaders
  6. Ensure that a spirit of prayer, worship, service and discipleship are maintained throughout the ministry
  7. Participate in pastoral functions as directed by lead pastor
  8. Maintain a Senior High budget (in partnership with Junior High Pastor so no overlap occurs)
  9. Ensure that all teaching, training and discipleship is Biblical and directed by the Holy Spirit
  10. Plan a weekly, monthly and annual ministry plan based on the SHYP job description
Accountability:
  1. The Senior High Youth Pastor is always accountable to Jesus first.
  2. The Senior High Youth Pastor will report to the Lead Pastor and a liaison from our Shepherd team
  3. The Senior High Youth Pastor will meet weekly with the youth staff (Jr. High Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry Assistant) for collaboration and prayer.
  4. The Senior High Youth Pastor will work with the staff, Shepherds/Trustees, Youth Ministry Leadership Team and the IGNITE Ministry Team to accomplish the mission set before them.


Experience:

  1. Passionate relationship with Jesus Christ
  2. Heart that burns for Senior High students to grow in Christ
  3. Clear call to ministry and a love for the church that Jesus Christ established
  4. Equipped with the skills necessary to advance an already dynamic ministry (relationship building skills, motivational skills, creative thinking skills, ministry skills, communication skills, management skills).
  5. Undergraduate degree with experience in youth ministry
  6. Agreement with the beliefs and practices of the Evangelical Covenant Church...willing to complete requirements of the Covenant Orientation Program
  7. Able to ensure ministry organization and growth (spiritually & numerically)
  8. An ability to work with the Jr. High Youth Pastor to ensure continuity in the overall youth ministry


Salary:


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Tom Williams: PCCSeniorHighYP@gmail.com


Junior High Coordinator of Student Ministries

Faith Covenant Church - Burnsville, MN


Description:

  • Reports to the Director of Student Ministries
  • Responsible for the production side of Wednesday night programs
  • Plans and executes all details pertaining to music, scheduling volunteers, and the look and feel of the night
  • Builds volunteer teams
  • Meets with students outside of church
  • Teaches about 25% of the time
  • Point person for all junior high programming execution
  • 20 hours/week, salary


Experience:

  • Completed undergraduate degree (a degree in youth ministry is a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead groups of students
  • Demonstrated ability to lead worship through music
  • Growing as a communicator/teacher
  • Interest in and passion for intergenerational ministry
  • Some experience in production (audio/visual, video, sound)
  • Passion for discipleship
  • Highly relational
  • Specific passion for working with Jr. High students and youth ministry
  • Teachable and approachable


Salary:

TBD


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lynn Nunn, Student Ministries Administrative Assistant: lnunn@faithcovenant.org or Faith Covenant Church ATTN: Lynn Nunn 12921 Nicollet Ave S Burnsville, MN 55337


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Lynn Nunn, Student Ministries Administrative Assistant: lnunn@faithcovenant.org


Youth Ministries Director

Community Covenant Church - Eagle River, AK


Description:

Job Description


Position Title: Youth Ministries Director
Position Summary: Assist in leading and implementing student ministries at CCC
Reports to: Student Ministries Pastor
Hours per week:   ¾ time 
Salary: Depending on experience, education and skills
Start date: August 6st, 2013
Church Size: 700
Ministry Size: 100 (Jr. and Sr. high Students)
Contact: Please submit your resume to Pastor Jeff Keyser at:
jeff@communitycovenant.net or
Mail to: Jeff Keyser
16123 Artillery Rd.
Eagle River, AK 99577


Key Responsibilities:  Assisting in planning and leading of the student ministries, preparing for and executing events, assisting in administrative tasks and investing in the lives of students.
Qualities we are looking for:
Leadership: Assist in leading CCC student ministries. Areas of involvement include, but are not limited to; Youth Group, Small Groups, Student Leadership, service projects, mission trips and events. 
Must be competent and able to lead groups of students and adult volunteers Must be competent in teaching both Jr. and Sr. High students

Relational: Regular contact work is required. We value relational ministry here at CCC and need someone who wants to meet with students one on one and desires to invest in their lives. Relationships with the students are a big component of the job. 


Administrative: To help with administrative duties associated with the ministry. 



Experience:


Salary:

TBD


How to Apply:


Application Deadline:


Contact:

Please submit your resume to Pastor Jeff Keyser at: jeff@communitycovenant.net or Mail to: Jeff Keyser 16123 Artillery Rd. Eagle River, AK 99577


Middle School Pastor

Crossroads Church - Woodbury, MN


Description:

The Middle School Pastor is responsible for the organization and coordination of youth from 6th through 8th grade and for giving input on the development of the entire youth ministry program. This position is responsible for providing middle school students with a quality ministry experience that is fun, impacting, intriguing and life changing through a qualified and trained volunteer staff. He/she will report directly to the Pastor of Family Ministries and indirectly to the Senior Pastor and Elder Board.
Personal Profile Preference:

  • Leadership.  The ability to provide leadership, development and accountability to the Middle School Ministry.  Willing and able to delegate responsibility as needed. Willingness to recruit others and lead. Lifelong learner in ministry trends and leadership.
  • Spiritual Maturity. A relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ that evidences the fruit of the Spirit in daily living. Born-again growing Christian with a love for middle school students.
  • Communication. Provide engaging and dynamic weekly teachings to a large group of students, while having the ability to keep a large crowd’s attention.
  • Loyalty. A genuine spirit of personal loyalty arising out of respect, shared philosophy and ministry companionship with the Pastor of Family Ministries.
  • Confidentiality. It is imperative to deal in the strictest of confidence with intimate knowledge regarding people and ministry issues.
  • Interpersonal Skills. The ability to effectively attract, relate to and communicate with others in a gracious, wholesome and persuasive manner.  Provide counsel and care to students and family, as needed.
  • Organizational Skills. Good administrative skills with the ability to organize and give attention to lots of details without becoming frustrated.
  • Servant hood. The heart attitude that prioritizes others and is willing to view all tasks, great or small, as an important part of serving.
  • Commitment to Excellence. A commitment to excellence in work, relationships, and godliness.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of HangTime (middle school ministry)
  • The Middle School Pastor will work in partnership with the Pastor of Family Ministries to provide a comprehensive plan for spiritual growth from cradle to college age using Orange strategies
  • 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
  • Recruit and develop leaders.  Be highly relational and enjoy investing in people, equipping them to relationally invest in others
  • Teach weekly at HangTime
  • Oversee the training of volunteers, offering several sessions per year.
  • Equip, nurture and encourage the volunteer.
  • Work closely with the Pastor of Family Ministries with regard to collecting and maintaining enrollment records, including health information, attendance and screening of staff in the middle school ministry.
  • Prepare small group lessons and distribute in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Pastor of Family Ministries in creating/implementing/reviewing policies for Middle School Ministry.
  • Meet weekly for prayer, training and coordinating with Youth Ministry staff
  • Meet monthly with Pastor of Family Ministries
  • Manage an annual budget and engage in long-range planning.
  • Plan and execute retreats, camps and mission trips.
  • Resource and collaborate within the Family Ministry Team. 
  • Serve in other projects as directed by the Pastor of Family Ministries.

Qualifications:
  • A personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ evident by sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading and a commitment to the authority of the Bible.
  • Ability to lead a large ministry (200+ students)
  • A significant understanding of God’s Word and complete agreement with Crossroads “Statement of Faith” http://www.crossroadschurch.cc/get-to-know-crossroads
  • A passion to see the lives of students transformed and pointed toward Jesus Christ.
  • Technology:
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office
    • Strong experience with social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter)
    • Experience with PC and/or Mac media software a plus.
  • Desire for a long-term commitment to Crossroads Middle School Ministry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required.
  • Previous full time youth ministry preferred. 
Full time salary and benefits will be determined by the Board of Elders based on candidate qualifications.

Send resume (with link to view your teaching experience) to:

Crossroads Church c/o Search Team
5900 Woodbury Drive
Woodbury, MN 55129
searchteam@crossroadschurch.cc 


Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required. Previous full time youth ministry preferred.


Salary:

Full time salary and benefits will be determined by the Board of Elders based on candidate qualifications.


How to Apply:

Send Resume to Crossroads Church c/o Search Team 5900 Woodbury Drive Woodbury, MN 55129, or email searchteam@crossroadschurch.cc.


Application Deadline:


Contact:

searchteam@crossroadschurch.cc