February 16, 2015

Senior Pastor -- Osceola, WI

Grace Church
722 Seminole Ave
Osceola, WI 

Job TitleSenior Pastor

Job DescriptionGrace Church in Osceola is seeking the man that God would call to shepherd our congregation. We are seeking a pastor/elder as laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-9, a man with a passion for God, who would have a desire to have Him known in our valley, who will lead the members of the church into closer relationship with Him, and who stands firm on God’s word.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Have a strong vision for God’s will and plan in the Osceola valley
  • Preaching Sunday morning services
  • Lead and teach classes for new members
  • Oversee adult Sunday School classes, both teachers and curriculum
  • Perform communion regularly and baptisms as needed
  • Be available for hospital and home visitations
  • Be available for necessary counseling for church members
  • Oversee the relationship between Above All Beginnings Child Care and Grace Church
CORE SKILLS

  • Passion for Ministry – Be committed to the inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Word of God. Serve as an example and lead the congregation to greater personal and corporate evangelism efforts. Be a man of prayer who will inspire and deepen both the congregation’s corporate and personal prayer lives.
  • Passion for Worship – Instill a sense of corporate worship throughout the entire Sunday morning service. Have a deep and abiding longing for men and women to daily call upon the name of the Lord throughout the entirety of their lives.
  • Equip Members for the Work of Ministry – Work with men and women identifying spiritual gifts and helping them to use those gifts to further the work of the Great Commission. Disciple individuals in God’s Word and in their spiritual walk to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18)
  • Identify and Develop Leaders – Identify members whose spiritual gifts would fit a specific need within the church. Develop Godly men to serve as deacons and elders within the church. Serve alongside other elders to set a clear vision for the church. Encourage the development of a women’s ministry leader.
  • Administrative Leadership – Assist in forming a reasonable and faithful budget each year, and have a sense of fiscal responsibility. Working with elders and deacons, prayerfully identifying goals for the church and developing the steps necessary to implement them. Oversee all ministries within the church. Setup and run monthly Deacon/Elder meetings and quarterly ministry council meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Biblical Training – Prefer Bible college/seminary training
  • Biblical Qualifications – As laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-9
  • Doctrine – Full agreement with the Church’s faith statements (see “What We Believe” page on church websitewww.gracechurchosceola.com)
  • Please share if you have any experience with Daycare and/or work with young children and families.
Compensation based on qualifications and experiences, derived from nationally developed guidelines according to Compensation Handbook for Church Staff 2014-2015.


Information about the Church:

OUR PURPOSE 

We are broken people, being made new in Christ, overflowing with gratitude and poured out for others.

OUR CONVICTIONS
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and recognize the need for, and importance of, solid expository Biblical preaching and teaching (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

We believe that Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10), and that His church is commanded to passionately do likewise (Matthew 28:19-20). As such, the goal of every ministry in our church is to reach the unchurched through love in our community, present the gospel, equip them in biblical principles, and add them to the church. Secondly, we support worldwide evangelistic missionaries (Acts 1:8).

We believe that personal growth within the church occurs best through discipleship (2 Timothy 2:2), and that everybody needs a “Paul”, “Barnabas”, and “Timothy” in his or her life.

We believe that real ministry occurs in small groups.

Ultimately, we believe in the supremacy and sovereignty of God, and that all of our efforts are to bring Him glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).

CORE STAFF / LEADERS


  • Senior Pastor/Elder
  • Deacons
  • Child Care Director 
  • Above All Beginnings Child Care Board
  • Ministry Council (Pastor, Elders, Deacons, other ministry leaders)

CHURCH FACILITIES
We are located at 722 Seminole Avenue in scenic Osceola, Wisconsin, on the St. Croix River a short drive north of Stillwater, and the Twin Cities. Our building is home to our church services and activities, as well as a full-time day care during the week. Above All Beginnings Child Care currently serves approximately 120 children infant through school-age during the week. Such use requires constant upkeep, and we are blessed with dedicated volunteer members who serve regularly on our maintenance and setup teams.

Amenities:
  • 9338 foot facility built in 199
  • 3726 square foot sanctuary/multi-purpose facility that can seat up to 200 people
  • 2.24 acre property
  • Multiple classrooms
  • Modern instruments, sound and lighting system
  • Large outdoor playground
  • Full kitchen
CHURCH MINISTRIES / OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
  • Sunday Worship Service (9:00 am) Adult Small Groups
  • Sunday School (all ages)
  • Children’s Worship
  • Support local area MOPS/MOMs® Next
  • Nursery
  • Sportsman’s Taste Outreach opportunity
  • 1 on 1 Discipleship
  • Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parenting Class
  • Above All Beginnings Child Care
  • Divorce Care
  • Grace @ Work (Community service projects)
  • Financial Peace University® Softball Team
  • Children’s music program
  • Valentine’s Dinner
OUR SERVICES
Worship music includes God exalting contemporary music from a mix of modern and traditional songs. Sermons include solid expository preaching with occasional topical series. Children’s church and nursery are provided by volunteer Grace family teachers.

CONGREGATION
Our church family was founded in the mid 1800’s and consists of servant members from all stages of spiritual maturity. Currently 88% of members are involved in a ministry of the church.


Average Sunday Worship attendance for 2014: 75

Average Sunday Bible Study attendance for 2014: 64 (57% adults; 50% Men, 50% Women)

Active Members: 58

Grace Church agrees with the doctrinal statements and positions of Converge Great Lakes and Converge Worldwide (BGC).



Application/Contact Information: All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to gcsearch2015@gmail.com, or mail to Pastoral Search Team, PO Box 860, Osceola, WI 54020.

Director of Children's Ministry -- Glendora, CA

Foothill Church
242 W. Baseline Rd. 
Glendora, CA

Job TitleDirector of Children's Ministry

Job Description

ROLE SUMMARY
The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for providing a dynamic, gospel-centered worship experience for children ages 0 to 5th grade during our weekend services, along with responsibilities in and out of the office during the weekdays.

QUALIFICATIONS

Mandatory:
  • Fulfill the duties required of Foothill Church Members as outlined in the Membership Covenant
  • Fulfill the requirements for a Deacon/Deaconess from 1 Timothy 3.8–13
  • Agree wholeheartedly with the Foothill Church Statement of Faith
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of children 0–5th grade and their families
  • Proven track record of training volunteers, building teams and creating/managing complex people systems
  • A passion for children’s ministry and engaging children with the gospel
Preferred:
  • Theological training (Bible/Theology)
  • 3–5 years experience in children’s ministry
  • Large church (1,500¬–2,000) experience


GIFTS AND ABILITIES
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to problem-solve under pressure with grace
  • Trustworthy, discrete and diplomatic
  • Self-starter and disciplined to work in an unsupervised environment
  • Adaptable to changes in roles and responsibilities
  • Able to complete a number of diverse, unfinished project
  • Sense of humor, personable and friendly
  • Humble and teachable
  • Ability to lead a team of volunteers
  • Vision for growth
  • Able to network and build relationships outside of the church
  • Team player, and understands the value in constructive criticism
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND DEMANDS

Knowledge:
  • Understanding of, and agreement with, Foothill Church’s philosophy of ministry, theological principles and mission
  • Basic understanding of the role each department plays in fulfilling the mission of Foothill Church
  • Understanding of what a healthy “Children’s Ministry” is and what it looks like
  • Detailed understanding of Children’s Ministry and always eager to learn more
Skills:
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to equip volunteers with resources and tools to succeed in their specifics areas
  • Ability to recognize a need and fill it with the appropriate tools/people/etc.
  • Ability to manage paid staff working under his/her direction
  • Ability to have lasting relationships with children and families in the church
  • Able to use a computer; accessing email, Planning Center Online, ACS
  • Literate with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Google Apps
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create volunteer systems to run a safe, dynamic, gospel-centered children’s program for all weekend services
  • Lead and train volunteer leaders to oversee portions of the children’s ministry
  • Create/Oversee creation of curriculum that follows main, adult weekend services
  • Track new and existing families through children’s ministry and create a follow up process for new families/children
  • Keep senior leadership apprised of any issues or needs in Foothill Kids (no surprises)
  • Manage and oversee paid staff
  • Promote and coordinate Summer and Winter Camps for 3rd – 5th graders
  • Help and support other staff members of Foothill Church with specific responsibilities that need assistance
SHARED VALUES

  • “I can do that.” We will do whatever it takes to advance the mission of Foothill Church. Nothing is beneath us. Our loyalty is the mission of Foothill Church, not a job description.
  • “Make it better.” We are committed to a culture of improvement. We will never arrive. There’s always something we can do better and we will constantly look for those minor tweaks and major improvements.
  • “Family is my first ministry.” Ministry begins at home. Strong families are the bedrock of church leadership and a healthy church. We won’t sacrifice our families on the altar of ministry and we won’t use our families as an excuse for procrastination, laziness or failing to advance our mission.
  • “Make it happen.” We will take all the time necessary to make a good decision…and no more. We will err on the side of forward movement and when a decision is made we will make it happen. We value doing over dreaming.
  • “Work should be fun.” We take God seriously, but not ourselves. We laugh at work and often laugh at ourselves. We will create space and seize opportunities to have fun as a staff.
  • “Keep it simple.” We will fight the urge to create more complexity. We will say “No” unless we’re presented with a golden opportunity or notice a fatal flaw.
  • “Replace yourself.” We will work hard to train leaders and create systems that can function well in our absence. We believe our job is not simply to manage people and systems but to be leaders of leaders.
  • “Assume the best.” When there is a gap between someone’s behavior and our expectations we will give them the same benefit of the doubt that we give ourselves. There is no advantage when team members place suspicion in the gap. There are huge advantages to filling the gap with trust.
Hours: 40+ hours per week (must be available for miscellaneous special events, church meetings, etc. as needed)


Pay: Commensurate with experience
Vacation: Two weeks floating vacation plus one week at Christmas, paid holidays and 6 weekends off a year


Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Retirement, and Tuition Discount

Information about the Church: Foothill Church exists to glorify God by leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, rooted in the gospel. This is our mission and it is carried out through various ministries requiring people with different gifts and abilities. As we continue to grow, we will need qualified people who want to work in a growing, vibrant, and fast-paced church that seeks to engage the culture with vibrant, gospel-centered ministries.

Application/Contact Information: Please complete an online application at http://www.foothillchurch.net/jobs/ and email your resume to jobs@foothillchurch.net.
If you have any questions about this position please email jobs@foothillchurch.net.

January 27, 2015

Pastor of Youth & Worship Ministries

Riverview Baptist Church
14 Moreland Avenue East
West St. Paul, MN

Job TitlePastor of Youth & Worship Ministries

Job DescriptionThe Minister of Christian Life & Growth for Youth and Worship, Music, & Arts is a full-time ministry position that encompasses ministry to children in middle and high school and the church’s musical and artistic worship ministries. This position is directly accountable to the Pastor of Christian Life & Growth for Children and Adults and the Senior Pastor. Additionally, this position will be held accountable by the Christian Life & Growth Committee and the Church Council.


REQUIREMENTS
  1. Profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
  2. Meets the qualifications for an elder as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  3. Agreement with the faith statement of Riverview Baptist Church.
  4. Membership at Riverview Baptist Church.
  5. Membership on Riverview’s Christian Life & Growth and Worship, Music, & Arts committees, and regular attendance at meetings.
  6. Agreement with and adherence to Riverview’s Theology of Worship and vision for Worship, Music, & Arts in the ministry of the church.
  7. Attendance at weekly staff meetings (Mondays, 10:00 AM).
  8. Ability to receive direction from other members of the pastoral staff as necessary.
  9. Giftedness in teaching children and youth. The Youth Pastor shall be a gifted teacher who is able to adapt curriculum and the content of lessons to a certain setting and audience.
  10. Experience and proficiency in planning and leading congregational worship.
  11. Musical knowledge and ability, such as proficiency on guitar and/or piano, ability to read music, ability to arrange music, etc.
  12. Completion of undergraduate schooling or equivalent ministry experience is preferred.
YOUTH MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Teach a weekly Sunday School class to teenage students.
  2. Plan, coordinate, and lead a weekly youth group meeting (September through May) for the middle and high school youth groups, and during the summer months, although it is not expected that meetings retain the same frequency or intensity as during the school months.
  3. Plan, coordinate, and implement monthly activities for Middle and High School youth.
  4. Plan, coordinate, and lead an annual mission experience for students in grades 7-12.
  5. Plan, coordinate, and lead regular outreach activities for the purpose of bringing the gospel to youth of our community.
  6. Maintain regular contact with students outside of the church environment for the purposes of deepening existing relationships within the youth group and for maintaining an evangelistic presence in the community.
  7. Encourage participation among youth group members in the ministry of Village Creek Bible Camp. The Youth Pastor is expected to attend summer camps and youth retreats either as a staff leader or as a volunteer leader in association with Village Creek.
  8. Work alongside parents by equipping them to disciple their children. The Youth Pastor is expected to forge relationships with parents and to partner with them in the spiritual development of the youth at Riverview Baptist.
WORSHIP, MUSIC, & ARTS RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Plan weekly and special services (holidays, etc.), including scheduling on a seasonal basis in accordance with the Senior Pastor’s sermon schedule.
  2. Coordinate with the worship team for worship services (plan and attend worship team rehearsals, song selection, lead worship during services, etc.).
  3. Coordinate with Worship, Music, & Arts volunteers and staff members (choir director, audio, projection staff, etc.).
  4. Recruit and train musicians to serve during worship services and for other events and functions of the church.
  5. Oversee and work with the Choir Director and choir in the worship planning process.
ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Submit written reports on a monthly basis to the Deacon Board, Church Council, Worship, Music, & Arts Committee, and Christian Life & Growth Committee.
  2. Recruit and train adult volunteers to work alongside the Youth Pastor in the implementation of the aforementioned ministry responsibilities.
  3. Publicize youth events through the church bulletin, newsletter, and website, and during the worship service.
  4. Publicize musical and artistic events through the church bulletin, newsletter, and website, and during the worship service.
  5. Communicate weekly with parents regarding specific details of truths discussed at weekly Sunday School classes and youth group meetings, short and long term plans, and general information about the youth ministry.
  6. Communicate regularly with volunteers and staff members regarding worship planning and services (pastors, choir director, accompanists, worship team members, etc.).
  7. Coordinate with other youth ministers in the MN Association for special youth events between association churches.
  8. Participate in the regular life and work of the church (attendance at worship services, mid-week gatherings, etc.) to the best of his ability.
  9. Assist in internet communication and publication as needed or directed.
Information about the Church: Riverview Baptist Church is a member of the North American Baptist Conference and it is locate in West St. Paul, MN.


Application/Contact Information: Email resume and cover letter to Pastor Levi Secord at lsecord@riverviewbaptist.net.

January 23, 2015

Pastor -- Brockton, MA

Grace Church
900 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Job TitleHigh School Pastor

Job DescriptionBrockton is a large city in southeastern Massachusetts, home to approximately 100,000 residents. Many of the folks in our city struggle with poverty, drug addiction, broken homes and most importantly, lack of a relationship with God . Many people here are suffering economically as well as spiritually and Grace Church attempts to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our city. Our goal is to let God's gospel grace shine through us on the city we love so much.

We are looking for a pastor who can lead us in being a light to this city by pouring out the love of God in servitude to our neighbors, for the sake of the Gospel.

  • He must possess integrity, humility, vision, passion, communication skills and a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • He must be committed to gospel-centered teaching.
  • He must be committed to expositional preaching. 
Expositional preaching at its simplest, is preaching that is focused on explaining the meaning of Scripture in its historical and grammatical context. He must be able to preach what the Bible says, to a contemporary audience that is likely unfamiliar with the cultural and historical settings that the passage was written in. The preacher dares to speak on behalf of God. He stands in the pulpit as a steward "of the mysteries of God" (1 Cor 4:1) and declares the truth of God's word, proclaims the power of that word, and applies the word to life.

  • He must have a high view of the sovereignty of God.
  • Experience in, and/or passion for, the urban context is preferred.
  • He will meet the pastoral qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-9, and formal ministry training and education is preferred.
We can only offer a part-time or bivocational salary at this time. We pray that we can grow to the point where we can offer full-time salary in the near future. The prospective pastor can also consider fundraising the remainder of his needed full-time salary until we grew to the point where we could support him full-time.

Information about the Church: Grace Church Brockton is a four year old church with about twenty members. Some of us are new in the faith; some have been Christians for years. Our members come from very diverse backgrounds, which helps us to reach out to any newcomer that walks through our door. Every member of our small church possesses a spiritual gift that helps make us a devoted team focused on sharing the gospel—both in word and deed—with the city of Brockton.


Application/Contact Information: If you would like to apply for this position, please send your résumé to Grace Church's Transition Team member, Koniev Yoyo, at ibkones@gmail.com.

Associate Pastor of Worship and Connections -- Fairbank, AK

Bethel Church
PO Box 83889
Fairbank, AK 99708

Job TitleAssociate Pastor of Worship and Connections 

Job DescriptionWe are looking for an experienced worship leader and shepherd to join our Pastoral team. This person must possess musical skills, ability to lead and develop teams, and possess a shepherd’s heart. Bethel church is filled with young enthusiastic families eager to grow in their relationship with Christ. We are looking for a biblically qualified man with a spirit of adventure to join our growing church and well-established pastoral team. More information can be found at www.bethelchurchak.org/job-opportunities

Information about the Church: Bethel Church is a Conservative Baptist Church that has been gathering in interior Alaska for over 50 years. We are a Bible teaching church; theologically conservative with a contemporary worship and ministry style. We maintain affiliations with the Conservative Baptist Association of Alaska as well as Conservative Baptists Northwest and the Conservative Baptist Association of America. These are voluntary associations of churches that agree to live in covenant community. They may offer advice and recommendations, but do not have any authority or oversight of Bethel Church.

We also seek to cooperate with other churches of like faith and practice for the purposes of helping people to trust, follow, and serve Jesus Christ.

Application/Contact Information: 
Senior Pastor Eric Johns
eric@bethelchurchak.org
907-347-2124

January 20, 2015

Executive Vice President of Development: Plano, TX

East-West Ministries International
2001 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 3000
Plano, TX

Job Title: Executive Vice President of Development

Job Description: East-West Ministries International is seeking a proven leader to serve as the Executive Vice President of Development in Plano, Texas. This position takes primary responsibility for raising the general fund ministry budget of East-West Ministries International. This will be accomplished by developing and executing an integrated strategy for raising ministry funds, providing leadership for the Development Department that will support this strategy, and cultivating current and new relationships with major donors. In addition, the Executive Vice President of Development will ensure that all fundraising activities are ethical, legal, biblical, and consistent with the Ends Policy of East-West Ministries International.

Education and Experience:
• College degree required, advance degree preferred
• At least 10 years of nonprofit development experience is essential
• At least 5 years leading a development function for a nonprofit organization is essential
• Major gift program experience required


Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated leadership and shepherding skills
  • Proficient in Outlook and Microsoft Office tools
  • Strong initiative, motivation, and ability to complete tasks on time
  • Ability to provide clear direction during stressful situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Information about the Organization: 
East-West has one consuming passion—to make God known among every nation, every tribe, every tongue, and every people. There’s a world waiting to know Jesus. And we are desperate to reach them with the radical message of God’s love and grace.
We are a band of bold witnesses united to impact God’s Kingdom. We’re on a mission . . . and we refuse to play it safe until all have heard.
What Makes Us Unique

  1. Reaching the Unreached
    • We focus our attention on unreached and unengaged people groups as well as areas with limited or restricted access to the gospel.
  2. Church Focused
    • We focus on building and mobilizing the Church because we believe it is central to God’s plan for bringing the gospel to the world.
  3. Empowered National Leadership
    • We encourage and empower nationals to spread the gospel to create a self-sustaining ministry.
  4. Creative Entrepreneurs
    • We lead the way with creativity and entrepreneurship in our approach to evangelizing and fostering church planting movements in our target areas.
  5. Adaptability
    • We continue to grow in our understanding of missiological insights and adjust our strategies accordingly.
Application/Contact Information: For more information, please contact Joanna at  JWithers@eastwest.org, and complete the corresponding application at https://www.eastwest.org/operations-employment-application/

January 15, 2015

High School Pastor -- Bowling Green, KY

Living Hope Baptist Church
1805 Westen Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42104

Job TitleHigh School Pastor

Job DescriptionLiving Hope Baptist Church (Bowling Green, KY) is seeking a High School Pastor to join our team and help us pass the baton of faith to the next generation. We’re praying for candidates who love teenagers (grades 9-12) and their families, have a specific call to student ministry, and are gifted to connect and communicate with them. We’re committed to developing gospel-centered student disciples with a passion for Christ and His Word, who make disciples, serve the church, and are engaged with both local and global missions. As we pursue both a family ministry approach to discipleship (partnering with parents in growing students as disciples) and small groups, the High School pastor will be expected to lead, equip and communicate with both parents and volunteer leaders. Qualified candidates will have previous lead experience in a ministry with at least 100 students, and give unreserved affirmation to the Living Hope statement of faith and membership covenant. Bible college or seminary training is preferred but not required.


Information about the Church: At Living Hope, we are in the relentless pursuit of creating a multi-cultural, multi-generational, counter-cultural community of faith that is connecting with God and caring for people. We are disciples making disciples.

Our hope is that every person who comes into contact with the family of Living Hope will have an unforgettable encounter of encouragement, as the power and grace of God is reflected through the prayers and the praise of the people and the preaching of God’s Word.


Application/Contact Information: Email Dan Edmonson at Dedmonson@lhbg.org or call him at the church.

January 13, 2015

Part-Time Worship Leader -- The Woodlands, TX

The Church at Alden Bridge
8050 Branch Crossing Drive
The Woodlands, TX

Job TitlePart-Time Worship Leader

Job DescriptionThe Church at Alden Bridge is looking for a biblically qualified man who understands how to lead a blended service consisting of lyric-driven doctrinal songs that encourages congregational singing. He will work closely with the pastor in choosing the songs and planning the service, and humbly lead the worship team in weekly practice.


Information about the Church: The Church at Alden Bridge is a Christ-centered community in The Woodlands, TX, committed to making disciples through the expositional preaching of God’s word and living in discipleship relationships.


Application/Contact Information: Please email interest letter and resume to:Nick Jones, Lead Pastor nick@tcaab.org

January 5, 2015

Senior Pastor -- Chetek, WI

Faith Baptist Church
1475 Railroad Ave
PO Box 174
Chetek, WI 54728

Job TitleSenior Pastor

Job DescriptionFaith Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who will function as shepherd of the flock and servant-leader, providing Christ-centered biblical teaching and spiritual guidance. His life needs to be aligned with the qualifications as outlined in scripture. His primary responsibilities will be to preach and teach the Word of God, help shepherd the flock, and lead the church in reaching the lost both locally and abroad. He will also work in harmony with church leadership to carry out the mission/vision and ministries of the church and intentionally train other believers to become leaders.

Information about the Church: Faith Baptist Church is a congregation of 140+ people located in Chetek, Wisconsin, a city of approximately 2200 people. The church organizational structure is currently comprised of a Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Director (lay person), as well as a Church Secretary.

Application/Contact Information: Please submit resumes in PDF format to office@faithbaptistchetek.org or mail to the main address, attention: Pastoral Search Committee.

Church Website: http://www.faithbaptistchetek.org/

Click HERE to view the church's location on the Job Map.

December 16, 2014

Pastor of Student Ministries -- Hampton Falls, NH

Hampton Falls First Baptist Church
3 Lincoln Avenue
Hampton Falls, NH 03833

Job Title: Pastor of Student Ministries

Job Description: First Baptist Church of Hampton Falls is seeking to fill the full time position of Pastor of Student Ministries. The responsibilities cover ministry from birth through High School tassel. The ideal candidate will have an M.Div. Degree with experience and training in curriculum, lesson planning and instructional strategy. We are looking for someone who has, as their primary spiritual gifts: teaching, administration, and shepherding.
  1. A complete job description is available on our church web site: hffbc.org Go to “About Us” and then “Employment Opportunities”
  2. While this pastor is expected to work with children, youth and adults, IT IS NOT A YOUTH PASTOR POSITION.
  3. Expected qualifications are listed in the job description. The ideal candidate will have experience and training in education. He will help us to develop 'scope and sequence' for our children and youth.
  4. Our church has a regular Sunday morning attendance of between 450 -500 people. We have a Lead Pastor position a Pastor of Adult Ministry position and a Pastor of Student Ministry position that is presently open. Under the leadership of the Lead Pastor, the other two pastors are considered equals in their defined areas of ministry.
  5. If you are interested, please send your resume, personal testimony, and philosophy of ministry regarding children and youth to :klawrence@hffbc.org
Area of Responsibility and Specific Tasks

The Pastor of Student Ministries will have the following oversight responsibilities for people from birth through high school:
  1. The establishment of objectives and strategies
  2. The evaluation of objectives and strategies
  3. The securing and developing of staffing
  4. The pastoring of those people in the area of responsibility
The Pastor of Student Ministries will have oversight responsibilities in the following areas:
  1. Sunday Youth Education
    • Nursery through High School
  2. Mid Week Youth Groups
    • Young Bereans (1-3rd Grade)
    • Tweens (4-5th Grade)
    • Junior High
    • Senior High
  3. Vacation Bible School
  4. Scouts
Information about the Church: The First Baptist Church was established in 1816 when six families met in a home next to “the falls” to hear the preaching of a Baptist minister. It is said that this was the first time a Baptist had ever “delivered a discourse in Hampton Falls!” Since then, the church has continued to proclaim the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The church has grown from its roots as a small town community church. Presently, our church community draws regular attenders from over 30 towns, as many as 30 miles away. The church remains committed to intentionally proclaim the truths revealed to us in the Bible in order that Jesus Christ may be glorified in everything!

We believe that the purpose of the church is as stated in Ephesians 4: “to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that that the body of Christ may be built up, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”


To that end, our ministry is organized around four areas: Worship, Instruction, Fellowship, and Evangelism.


We welcome you to come and worship with us as we continue to proclaim Christ to the seacoast of New Hampshire.



Application/Contact Information: If interested, please submit a resume, personal testimony, and philosophy of ministry for this age group to Ken Lawrence: klawrence@hffbc.org

Senior Pastor -- Ball Ground, GA

Westminster Chapel
9972 Ball Ground Highway 
Ball Ground, GA 30107

Job Title: Senior Pastor

Job Description: We are seeking a shepherd to lead, feed, guard & guide us through godly living, Spirit empowered prayer, expository preaching & kingdom vision casting. Please consult our website and constitution at westminsterchapel.net and prayerfully consider if you want to partner with us in the Gospel.

Information about the Church: JESUS IS LORD! is the heart cry of Westminster Chapel. We are a Christ exalting, Gospel driven & Bible believing congregation. We hold to the "solas" of the Reformation & seek to be always reforming according to God's Word.

Application/Contact Information: send resume & sermon links if available to Kirk Harris at kimkirk@yahoo.com

December 11, 2014

Part-Time Worship Pastor (or Director)

Clovis Evangelical Free Church
2377 Armstrong Ave. 
Clovis, CA 93611

Job TitlePart-Time Worship Pastor (or Director)

Job Description: Clovis Evangelical Free Church, Clovis, located in Clovis, CA is now accepting resumes for a part-time Worship Pastor (or Director). CEFC is searching for a man of God to lead us in worship who affirms the following: a pastoral approach to leading the congregation, a unified approach to every element of the worship service, a lyric-driven, sound doctrinal approach to song selection, and a blended approach of traditional and contemporary.

Interested candidates should visit http://www.clovisevfree.org/employment-opportunities.php to read the following documents about CEFC:


1. Statement of Faith
2. Philosophy of Ministry
3. Constitution and By-laws
4. Guiding Worship Documents
5. Complete Job Description


Also, on this page, qualified applicants may submit a resume that includes video links demonstrating worship leadership in a local church service.


Title, specific responsibilities, and compensation will be commensurate with present level of education and ministry experience. All who embrace our vision for worship are encouraged to apply! We will be receiving resumes until January 31.

December 3, 2014

HR Payroll and Benefits Administrator -- Plano, TX

East-West Ministries International
2001 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 3000
Plano, TX

Job Title: HR Payroll and Benefits Administrator

Job Description: East-West Ministries International is seeking a part-time HR Payroll and Benefits Administrator to serve at our headquarters office in Plano, Texas. The HR Payroll and Benefits Administrator will provide professional human resources leadership and expertise in payroll and benefits administration, execution, compliance and data management. In addition, the Administrator will provide support for various HR functions: 401k funding, employee onboarding, insurance billing and reconciliation, and payroll policies and procedures. The HR Payroll and Benefits Administrator will apply knowledge of payroll and basic accounting procedures, including general ledger postings. The Payroll and Benefits Administrator provides backup support for assigned functions during the absence of the HR Generalist.

Education and Experience
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university required, preferably with a major in Business or Accounting
•Minimum of two years of payroll experience
•Experience with a reputable payroll vender is preferred
•Knowledge of multi-state unemployment and multi-state income tax preferred
•Knowledge of basic accounting procedures, including general ledger preferred

Skills and Abilities
•Flexibility, focus, and a strong work ethic are essential
•Excellent administrative skills and strong attention to detail
•High level of proficiency with MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, , MS Outlook
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in grammar and spelling
•Excellent organizational and time management skills, including proficiency in evaluating and prioritizing issues
•Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to handle sensitive situations with confidentiality, poise, and tact
•Ability to work well with others
•Ability to take initiative within scope of job duties without prompting
•Ability to think critically and resourcefully
•Ability to work well under pressure and against deadlines
•Ability to assess, improve and/or streamline processes to increase efficiency within the department


Information about the Organization: East-West Ministries International exists to mobilize the Body of Christ to evangelize the lost and equip local believers to multiply disciples and healthy churches among unreached peoples and/ or in restricted access communities.

Application/Contact Information: If you are interested in applying for the HR Payroll and Benefits Administrator position then please complete the corresponding employment application at https://www.eastwest.org/operations-employment-application/. Please direct any questions to Amanda at employment@eastwest.org.

Children's Minister/Pastor -- Bowling Green, KY

Living Hope Baptist Church
1805 Westen Ave
Bowling Green, KY

Job Title: Children's Minister/Pastor

Job Description: Living Hope Baptist Church (Bowling Green, KY) is seeking a Children’s Minister/ Pastor to join our team and help us pass the baton of faith to the next generation. We’re praying for candidates who love children (K-grade 6) and their families, and have a specific call and gifting for ministry with them. Our Stepping Stones Children’s Ministry has built a strong foundation of gospel-centered, Bible-based, doctrinally-rich, family-centered, globally-engaged discipleship for 300+ children each week. As we pursue both a family ministry approach to discipleship (partnering with parents to help children come to know and follow Jesus) and Bible teaching in groups, the Children’s Minister / Pastor will be expected to lead, equip and communicate with both parents and volunteer leaders. Qualified candidates will have previous lead experience in a ministry with at least 100 children and families, and give unreserved affirmation to the Living Hope statement of faith and membership covenant. Bible college or seminary training is preferred but not required.

Information about the Church: At Living Hope, we are in the relentless pursuit of creating a multi-cultural, multi-generational, counter-cultural community of faith that is connecting with God and caring for people. We are disciples making disciples.


Application/Contact Information: Email Dan Edmonson at DEdmonson@lhbg.org

December 2, 2014

Senior Pastor -- Cairo, Egypt

Heliopolis Community Church
10 Seti ST
Cairo, Egypt 11341

Job Title: Senior Pastor

Job Description: We, at HCC, are in search of a man who has his own strong sense of calling to shepherd this congregation as we seek to serve the people of Cairo and Egypt, and who is as interactive and compassionate with people as he is gifted with the authority and grace to bring God’s Word, and to encourage and empower others to share in preaching. This position will be open in May of 2015, and we hope to have a pastor in place sometime in the summer of 2015.

Information about the Church: Heliopolis Community Church is a vibrant and active inter-denominational international English-language community of faith—we rejoice at how God has sustained us and grown our congregation over these past three decades. As a community, we value Biblical preaching and teaching, prayer and worship, and many of us are deeply invested in ministries in the church and in the broader society.

Application/Contact Information: If interested please begin by answering the questionnaire provided at this link.
http://www.hcccairo.com/pastor-search/pastor-search-questionnaire/

November 12, 2014

Lead Pastor -- San Jose, CA

Mercy Hill Church
6455 Almaden Expwy, Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95120

Job Title: Lead Pastor

Job Description: For the past 25 years I have had the joy of planting and pastoring this church. But now it looks like God is calling my wife and me to plant a church in the Middle East.
What this means is that Mercy Hill Church needs a new lead pastor.


We have around 100 people, including kids. We are beautifully diverse when it comes to age, race, and socio-economic status. We meet Sundays at Allen-at-Steinbeck Middle School (820 Steinbeck Drive, San Jose CA 95123).


We are Christ-centered and Word-based. We are passionate about training every member to grow in making disciples who make disciples for the glory of Jesus Christ. We value earnest faith in Christ, deep love for each other, and heartfelt pursuit of evangelism.

Our church community is built around home groups, which are intergenerational communities of 6 to 15 people who gather weekly to bear each other’s burdens, study God’s Word, pray for each other, and encourage each other to share the Gospel and make disciples.


Our Sunday gatherings emphasize expository preaching, the biblical pursuit of spiritual gifts, loving and praying for each other, and passionate worship.


We are committed to missions, especially in the 10/40 window. We support a family that was sent out from our church, who are working with an unreached Muslim people group. And we regularly send short-term teams to North Morocco to help missionaries bring the gospel to the Rif Berber people.
We are part of Acts 29, which is a church-planting network. We have sent out two successful church planters, have helped plant a church in downtown San Jose, and long to plant more. (Click here to see the doctrinal distinctives of Acts 29 churches.)


It’s important that you understand the season our church is in. Over the last two years a lot of our people had to move out of the area. These people are deeply missed, and as a result, our church has been grieving. And the news that my wife and I might soon be leaving has added to this grief.


Also, we are experiencing a drought when it comes to conversions. Our people are pursuing loving connections with lost people, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen conversions. So our leaders are fasting and praying to see a fresh outpouring of salvations.


So this is an excellent opportunity for what might be called a church replant, where you would work with our existing leaders to develop a fresh vision for the church, and lead the church to a whole new level of effectiveness. The reason I say this is an excellent opportunity is because our people are motivated, loving, teachable, and a joy to pastor.


Your responsibilities would be to lead and shepherd this flock. That would include preaching and overseeing the worship gathering, training and raising up elders and home group leaders, leading a home group, overseeing volunteer and part-time staff which right now includes an administrative assistant, children’s ministry director, junior high leader, young adults leader, and worship leaders.


We are looking for someone who is passionately trusting Jesus Christ, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, committed to expository preaching, a heart-felt worshiper, a servant-leader, and who is thrilled about making disciples who make disciples for the glory of Jesus Christ


When it comes to finances, we know that San Jose is an expensive place to live, and are committed to providing a salary and benefits that will free you from financial concern so you are free to minister.


If you are interested, please fill out and submit the questionnaire found at http://goo.gl/forms/WqPDUIn9Mq, and email a resume, recommendation letters, and a sample sermon MP3 to mhcleadpastorsearch@gmail.com.


Thank you,
Steve Fuller, Lead Pastor
Mercy Hill Church

Part-Time Worship Leader -- San Jose, CA

Mercy Hill Church
6455 Almaden Expwy, Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95120

Job Title: Part-Time Worship Leader

Job Description: Maybe this is looking for a needle in a haystack. But I’ve seen God work miracles before, and know he could do one for us now.
Here’s what I mean.

As a church family, we are deeply committed to worship. We have had a couple worship leaders leading on a rotating basis. But we want to pursue the possibility of one person leading consistently.


But we can’t afford someone full-time. So we are looking for someone who is passionate about worship, who is called to become part of our church family, and who can lead worship on a part-time basis.


Maybe that’s you.


We are the Mercy Hill Church (www.TheMercyHillChurch.org). We have around 100 people including kids. We meet Sundays at Allen-at-Steinbeck Middle School (820 Steinbeck Drive, San Jose CA 95123).


We are Christ-centered and Word-based. We value expository preaching, the biblical pursuit of spiritual gifts, loving and praying for each other, and a participatory worship gathering (you might want to visit to see how all this comes together).


Our church community is built around home groups, which are intergenerational communities of 8 to 20 people who gather weekly in homes to break bread, bear each other’s burdens, study God’s Word, pray for each other, and encourage each other to share the Gospel.


We are passionate about training every member to grow in making disciples who make disciples for the glory of Jesus Christ.

We are part of Acts 29, which is a church-planting network. We have helped plant one church, and want to plant more. (Click here to see the doctrinal distinctives of Acts 29 churches.)


We’d prefer if you had experience in leading a worship team and ability to work with both vocals and instruments. Our preference is for the leader to lead with the guitar while incorporating other instruments. We love music by Chris Tomlin, Charlie Hall, One Sonic Society, Passion, Phil Wickham, and Sovereign Grace. We also love hymns – the meatier the better.


So if you have a passion to worship Jesus Christ, believe God has called you to lead worship, and might be in a place where God would call you to become part of our church family, fill out and submit the questionnaire found at http://goo.gl/forms/WqPDUIn9Mq, and email your resume, an MP3 of you leading worship, and letters of recommendation to mhcsearch@gmail.com.


Then we will follow up by talking more, and seeing if God is causing our paths to cross – for the glory of Jesus Christ.


Expectantly,
Steve Fuller, Lead Pastor
Mercy Hill Church

November 10, 2014

Executive Pastor-- Hingham, MA

South Shore Baptist Church
578 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02061

Job TitleExecutive Pastor

Job Description: Primary duties: 1) support the ministry of the senior pastor, 2) implement the church's vision with the staff and ministries of the church, 3) oversee church staff, 4) develop systems and processes to facilitate the church's ministry and 5) coordinate the overall ministry program of the church.

Requirements: man who meets biblical qualifications for an elder, has proven organizational and change leadership experience, vocational church experience and theological education highly preferred.



Information about the Church: A suburban church on the south shore of Boston with 600+ in average weekly attendance, 6 FT and 8 PT employees. Senior Pastor entering 18th year of service at the church, with strong ties to 9Marks and Simeon Trust. Church has a long term vision of pastoral training, church planting, and resourcing other local churches.

Application/Contact Information: To apply, as well as to find a copy of the position description, church doctrinal statement and church membership covenant, follow this link:
https://southshorebaptist.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=79



Church Website: http://www.southshorebaptist.com/

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October 28, 2014

High School Pastor -- Mt. Pleasant, SC

East Cooper Baptist Church
4361 Egypt Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Job TitleHigh School Pastor

Job Description: The pastor leads the High School Ministry of ECBC. He will provide oversight for a leadership team of staff and volunteers. He will develop and implement ministry goals that are consistent with the mission and vision of ECBC. The High School Ministry at ECBC has a strong Bible teaching emphasis, a commitment to small groups, and seeks to equip High School students to pursue Jesus Christ passionately as they impact their culture.


Information about the Church: East Cooper Baptist Church exists to bring glory to God by “Equipping people to pursue Jesus Christ passionately as they impact the culture." ECBC is… Christian with a big “C". Baptist with a convinced “B". Calvinist with a small “c”. Reaching with an active “R”. We currently have 2100 people in 2 traditional and 2 contemporary services in two venues at one location. We place a high value on education. Over 700 adults are involved in small groups. We make a strong commitment of people resources and financial resources to local and global impact. We are next generation focused. Our Senior Pastor is a Gospel Coalition council member. Mt. Pleasant is located across the harbor from Charleston, SC.

Application/Contact Information: 

To apply, please find more information and instructions at http://www.eastcooperbaptist.com/about-us/who-we-are/employment/.


Contact:
Andy Boyer, Equipping Pastor (andyb@eastcooperbaptist.com)Larkin Shaw, High School Ministry Associate (larkins@eastcooperbaptist.com)

Church Website: http://www.eastcooperbaptist.com/

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Pastor -- Freeport, ME

First Baptist Chuch
185 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032

Job TitlePastor

Job Description: The pastor will be a devoted and joyful disciple of Jesus Christ. Fearing God, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God, and obeying all that Christ commanded are paramount. Loving God supremely and loving others as oneself includes—love for family, love for the people of the church and community, and love for the world that God has made. The pastor is responsible for proclaiming the Gospel of Christ and encouraging the local church body to do so, for guiding the spiritual development of the congregation, for providing pastoral care in meeting the needs of persons in the church and community and for providing overall leadership for the church. While the pastor is responsible for the whole job described herein, it is understood that individual tasks may be entrusted to others, consistent with the church bylaws and according to gifts, strengths and abilities.

The pastor will possess consistent spiritual and moral character and lifestyle, fulfilling the biblical qualifications of an elder described in 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:6-9.

We are seeking a pastor who will:

  • Lead, guide and assist the congregation with the development and fulfillment of church’s vision and mission, including the oversight of its various ministries, the oversight of church property and finances, the supervision of staff and volunteers, the resourcing of committees, recordkeeping, and any matters required for the efficient and orderly functioning of the church.
  • Preach and teach the Word of the living God, advance the Gospel of Jesus, teach sound doctrine, and obedience to all that Christ commanded. Uphold biblical, orthodox, evangelical, Baptist theology.
  • Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ personally and publicly, and make disciples by teaching people to obey all that Christ commanded. Cast a vision for making disciples of all nations, locally and globally.
  • Lead the congregation to view itself as and act as ministers with a calling and oversee the development and equipping of the congregation for the ministries and offices of the church in accordance with their gifts and abilities under the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  • Promote Christian personal and social ethics by teaching and example. Model and encourage personal spiritual formation and development.
  • Provide pastoral care and visitation for the diverse needs of the members and participants in the church. Provide counseling and/or referrals for those needing pastoral or psychological counseling—including but not limited to pre-marital preparation and marriage counseling, grief support, correction and reconciliation, etc.
  • Do good in the church and community as part of basic Christianity. The Pastor is free to serve the broader church as well as the world in works of service.
  • Promote and sustain cooperative relationships with other Baptist churches and the American Baptist Churches of Maine and ABC/USA, as well as with other Christian pastors, churches, and mission organizations.
  • Promote responsible Christian stewardship by teaching and example.
  • Plan and lead worship, supervise musicians, and instruct the people of God in God-glorifying worship. Other church members may be invited to provide leadership in worship according to their gifts and abilities.
  • Officiate at ordinances of the church including the Lord’s Supper, baptisms, baby dedications, weddings, and funerals.
  • Promote and protect the unity of the church of Jesus Christ in essentials, accept diversity in non-essentials, and love in all things.
  • Be accountable to God for keeping watch over the church. Periodic reviews of pastoral ministry may be requested by the Pastor, the Deacons, or the church. It is expected that the Pastor will abide by the Code of Ethics of the Ministers Council of the American Baptist Churches.
  • Pray, read and study, continue education and other opportunities for personal and professional growth 
The Pastor’s immediate family are expected to attend the worship services of the church and be supportive of its ministry and mission.

The position of Pastor requires:
  • A college degree. A seminary degree is preferred but not required.
  • Licensing, commissioning, or ordination through the American Baptist Churches
  • Personal conviction of calling to the pastoral ministry.
  • Commitment to biblical Christian principles and teachings both professionally and personally.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as pastor or equivalent preferred but not required.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
  • Exceptional speaking skills and the ability to speak confidently before groups.
  • Quality leadership skills and effective administrative skills.
  • Ability to listen effectively and to communicate clearly, both orally and in written form.
  • Basic ability to use computer software, such as Word and Excel
  • Sufficient good health to discharge duties properly.
  • Upon request, submit to criminal, financial and sexual misconduct background checks.
Information about the Church: 
Because of our belief in the authority of the Scriptures, a strong emphasis is placed on bothteaching and obeying the Bible.

The church was founded in 1807 and belongs to the Bowdoinham Association of the American Baptist Churches of Maine which is one of thirty-five regions of the American Baptist Churches/USA. We are also affiliated with the National Association of Evangelicals, and connect with Vision New England and the Christian Civic League of Maine. The church is autonomous in governance but recognizes that we are part of the larger worldwide church of Jesus Christ.

Our congregation, including both members and non-members, numbers about 110—ranging in age from three to ninety-eight. The average age is around fifty. We are from varying walks of life: students, teachers, other vocations, and retirees—drawn together by our faith in Jesus Christ. Fifty percent of the congregation lives in communities surrounding Freeport. Attendance at Sunday morning worship averages between 75 and 90. Because of our location, many tourists and visitors attend the services. During the school year a number of Bowdoin College students also attend. We are known as a very friendly, Biblical, and evangelical church.

The main services include year roundSunday School, Sunday morning worship, and a smallSunday evening service, and a mid-week morning Bible study and evening prayer time. There are also small group Bible studies, fellowship groups, and occasional concerts. There is a strong emphasis on missions; we encourage and support both long-term and short-term missionaries.

The Sunday morning worship service is about one hour and fifteen minutes in length withsinging, Bible teaching, children’s sermon, and a greeting time. The music is presentlyaccompanied by piano with assistance from two or three vocalists and includes classic andcontemporary hymns, psalms, and songs.

Our church facilities (just north of Freeport village on Route One) include a 200 seatmeetinghouse (completed in 1952), a large Christian education building located next door(purchased in 1965), and a parsonage (built in 2003) presently used as rental property. TheChristian education building is used for some of our Sunday School classes. It has also been used by Head Start, Maine Classical School, and is currently used by a home school group.


Application/Contact Information: 

Pastoral Search Committee
First Baptist Church
185 Main Street
Freeport, Maine 04032

Please email inquiries to: pastorforfreeport@gmail.com

Church Website: http://firstbaptistchurchoffreeport.com/

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