December 16, 2014

Senior Pastor -- Williamsburg, VA

Living Proof Baptist Church
309 Waltz Farm Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Job Title: Senior Pastor

Job Description: 
1. Overview of Position
The Senior Pastor, along with the other church elders, is to provide spiritual and
pastoral leadership to the congregation of Living Proof Baptist Church (LPBC). His
distinctive priority is to provide well-prepared, expository preaching and teaching of the
Word of God and to prepare the people of God for the work of the ministry as fully
devoted followers of Christ.


The Senior Pastor is to have the heart of a shepherd (1 Peter 5:1-4), committed to
protecting the flock with a fearful sense of God’s love for the church, His bride. Further,
he is to be a man of God who has a deep love and zeal for the Scriptures, demonstrates
a rich prayer life, has a fast reliance on the Holy Spirit, and bears the attributes of a
disciplined, joyful follower of Christ.



2. Qualifications
The qualifications of elders (and therefore pastor) are reflected in the document, “A
Vision for Leadership at Living Proof Baptist Church,” which reflects the biblical
qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-8, and 1 Peter 5:1-4. This
document is available on the LPBC website at: http://livingproofbc.org/about-us/our-story.

In addition to the above, the pastor shall:
  • Be a willing and eager shepherd of God’s flock, not lording his position over the people but humbly serving as an example of godly character marked by grace (1 Peter 5:1-3).
  • Demonstrate a God-given ability to provide sound instruction in the Word: preaching faithfully from the pulpit; teaching effectively in a variety of settings and formats; and encouraging, correcting, admonishing, and equipping the congregation for ministry with diligence and patience (2 Timothy 4:2-3, Titus 2:1; Acts 20:20, Colossians 1:28; 2 Timothy 4:2, Romans 15:14; Ephesians 4:11-12, 4:2).
  • Be a faithful and diligent student of the Word, equipping himself for ministry and modeling a desire to know God more fully (Philippians 3:8-10, 1 Timothy 4:14-16, 2 Timothy 2:15).
  • Have an exemplary reputation in the Christian community as well as in his larger neighborhood community with a personal and family life meeting the biblical qualification for a pastor (I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4).
  • Have a heart for seeing the lost come to Christ and is equipped to provide leadership in local and global outreach/mission endeavors (2 Corinthians 5:20, Ephesians 6:19-20).
Other qualifications include:


3. Responsibilities
Preaching
Serve as the primary preacher during Sunday morning worship service, being confident in the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ to transform the saints and make alive those who are dead in their sins.

Discipling

In addition to preaching, seek out and lead (or facilitate) times of teaching, equipping, and training in various contexts (e.g. large group, small group, one-on-one) among believers of all ages at LPBC, for the purpose of developing spiritually mature,devoted servants and worshippers of Jesus Christ. This includes training elders and other leaders in the church to take-on the work of the ministry.

Leadership

In conjunction with the elders, lead and guide the church through various means (e.g. shepherd groups, outreaches, mission trips, etc.) to love and serve one another and the world with the objective of proclaiming the gospel and making disciples. Being both courageous and humble, one that leads, initiates, and resists apathy.

Vision and Direction

Equip the congregation to carry out the Great Commission as fully devoted followers of Christ. In time, to cast a vision for LPBC on how to walk out the Lord’s particular purposes for LPBC.

Member Care

Support and participate in the care of the members with the elders, deacons, shepherd group leaders, and other members of LPBC. This would include biblical counseling and encouragement to help members to have a gospel perspective on their situations. Visiting the sick as expressions of Christ’s love in the power of the gospel.

Worship

While not needing to be directly involved in leading all of the various elements of the Sunday morning worship service (e.g. call to worship, scripture reading, singing, etc.), provide oversight and guidance to these elements during its planning in order to foster an experience that is biblical, contemplative, and participatory, with the ultimate goal of preparing the worshippers to hear the Word of God proclaimed.

Partnering

Being a part of the Williamsburg community so as to be aware of opportunities for the gospel to be spread. This would include fostering friendships with other like-minded Christian churches and parachurch ministries in the area, being aware of the local college campuses and international student workers who come to supply the local tourist industry, and being supportive to the opportunities that the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV) has for both him and church members. In order to fulfill any of these responsibilities, the pastor must give himself daily to the Word of God and be in constant prayer. And beyond his personal time, he should ready himself to hear from the Lord through His Word and then be emboldened to walk by faith as he directs God’s people who are called Living Proof Baptist Church.


4. Working Relationships
The Senior Pastor is accountable, first and foremost, to God and His Word, and
secondly to the other elders of LPBC. As mentioned earlier, he shall affirm and support the LPBC Constitution and By-Laws, LPBC Church Covenant, and the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. He shall work with the church elders, deacons, ministry leaders, and paid and volunteer staff to effectively lead and/or participate in, as appropriate, the various ministries and functions of the church.


Information about the Church: This church profile is intended to provide prospective pastoral candidates a closer look into our church - information supplementary to what can already be found on our church website at http://www.livingproofbc.org

Our desire in sharing this information is to help candidates determine if Living Proof Baptist Church (LPBC) is the church God is calling them to lead. We are praying for and believe in a long-lasting relationship between church and pastor.

Brief History
The church began in a home with less than 20 people and has persevered in strength and faith over the years. Here is our brief history:


  • May 2001 - Church established and led by two men
  • 2006 - Church moved into a larger facility
  • September 2008 - Founding pastor (Marco Smith) resigned due to wife’s illness
  • September 2009 - Pastor (Eric Scholten) hired
  • February 2013 - Two additional elders appointed
  • June 2014 - Other founding elder moved out of state
  • August 2014 - Pastor (Eric Scholten) resigned due to a call to a church in Florida
Application/Contact Information: 
Mrs. Wendy Houston at pastorsearch@livingproofbc.org

More information regarding the Church can be provided when necessary.

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/

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

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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October 21, 2014

Associate Pastor of Worship & Connections -- Fairbanks, AK

Bethel Church
PO Box 83889
Fairbanks, AK 99708

Job TitleAssociate Pastor of Worship & Connections

Job Description: We 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 over50 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

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

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October 20, 2014

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager -- Minnetonka, MN

Shelter For Life International (SFL)
10201 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 230

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager

Job DescriptionSFL seeks an experienced professional for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Manager – Senegal (M&E Manager). The position focuses on achieving high-quality qualitative and quantitative impact assessment for SFL’s rural road reconstruction project in Casamance, Senegal. 

Primary Responsibilities: The position ensures that a logframe-based M&E system, which complies with SFL’s M&E and internal-control policies, is developed and enforced. This position reports to the SFL-Senegal Country Director and to SFL-HQ Director of Operations.

Responsibilities:
1. Using program documents, establish a reliable and consistent set of outcome indicators for all program activities.
2. Develop a systematic method of capturing qualitative stories and project impact on beneficiary communities.
3. In collaboration with the Finance Department, develop a system to ensure that the program operation is aligned with the program log-frame and is in compliant with SFL’s internal control system.
4. Gather monthly progress report from each site operation team, conduct random and longitudinal evaluation and submit the reports to Senegal Country Director and SFL HQ.
5. Develop relevant material to train operations, finance and logistics staff on the interaction of the MEC Manager’s responsibilities with other staff members’ responsibilities and SFL’s internal control system.
6. Develop random and longitudinal impact stories from program beneficiary communities.

Education and Experience
1. Bachelor or graduate level degree in international development, economics or relevant field; project management certification preferred.
2. Experience in project management, performance monitoring and evaluation for international development programs, including data collection and analysis.
3. Project cycle knowledge, and strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
4. Excellent English and French written and oral communications skills.

Compensation:
SFL offers a compensation package that includes the following:
1. Competitive base salary
2. Generous vacation and R&R package
3. A package of insurance that is relevant for field staff.

Application/Contact Information: If interested please email your cover letter, writing sample, and resume (English only) to: info@shelter.org

Website: http://www.shelter.org/

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October 17, 2014

Associate Pastor -- Cincinnati, OH

Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Job Title: Associate Pastor

Job Descriptionhttp://www.kenwoodbaptist.org/associate-pastor-search.html

Internships -- Plano, TX

East-West Ministries
2001 W. Plano Pkwy Suite 3000
Plano, TX 75075

Job Title: Internships

Job Description:

Are you passionate about making God known among every nation, every tribe, every tongue, and every people? Do you want to use your time, talents, and treasures to make an eternal difference? Are you excited about transforming millions of lives through a variety of creative and strategic projects? Do you want to provide the world with its greatest need – the life transforming message of the gospel?

At East-West Ministries International, our interns are essential members of the East-West team. You will brainstorm with the Marketing Department, organize life-changing short-term trips, excite supporters through social media engagement, recruit workers to serve overseas, be exposed to field ministries, and much more. We want to provide you with an opportunity to explore career paths in the nonprofit sector. We want to help you develop your professional skills and grow in your faith while putting your time to good use. You will be significant. You will be valued. And you will impact lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

YOUR LIFE + AN ABANDON TO GOD’S CALL = IMMEASURABLE IMPACT
How will you let God use your one life?
http://vimeo.com/62104324#at=1

PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • Obtain professional experience in your field of interest
  • Meet with East-West leaders on an ongoing basis for career advice, coaching and guidance
  • Take part in staff meetings, Engage Seminars, and prayer gatherings
  • Participate in a short-term mission trip to gain hands-on experience into the heart of East-West Ministries
HOW IT WORKS
Since each intern is entrusted with a tremendous amount of responsibility, we take your application very seriously. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the advancement of the gospel. Depending on the department, these internships can be part-time (up to 20 hours a week), or full time (up to 40 hours a week).

Interns may be placed in departments such as:

  • Mobilization
  • Short-Term Mission Trips (Plano, Houston and Michigan)
  • Marketing
  • Security
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Field Ministries
  • Overseas Ministry
KEY DATES
  • Applications for overseas internships are due January 1st
  • Applications for headquarters internships are due February 1st
  • Both internships are from May 25th until August 1st
LOCATIONEast-West’s headquarters is located at 2001 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075.


Information about the Organization: 
Jesus Christ left Christians with an extraordinary mission—to go and make disciples of every nation. This Great Commission is East-West’s driving force.

In pursuit of this great purpose, East-West has established its own vision and mission that reflect our specific calling to multiply the Kingdom of God.


VISION: The vision of East-West is to glorify God by multiplying followers of Jesus in the spiritually darkest areas of the world.

MISSION: East-West 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: 
Please fill out the corresponding application: https://www.eastwest.org/internship-application/ 

You must agree with, and feel comfortable accepting, East-West Ministries’ Statement of Faith.

QUESTIONS:
Please direct all questions to Amanda at employment@eastwest.org


Website: http://www.eastwest.org/
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October 15, 2014

Associate Pastor For Discipleship and Youth -- York, NE

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Associate Pastor -- Olympia, WA

Littlerock Community Fellowship
11510 Littlerock Road Southwest
Olympia, WA 98512

Job TitleAssociate Pastor

Brief Overview of Job: 
The Associate Pastor will oversee the following areas of ministry: children and youth, small groups, Sunday morning discipleship courses, and welcome and membership. He will also share in counseling and visitation responsibilities with the Lead Pastor and preach during the Sunday morning service as needed.

Description of Responsibilities:
  1. Serve alongside the Lead Pastor as well as with the Council of Elders to shepherd the entire body of Littlerock Community Fellowship
  2. Oversee children and youth ministries: nursery, preschool, Children's Church, Awana, youth group, and other opportunities as they arise
    • Come alongside existing leaders and parents in these ministries to provide direction, encouragement, and training
    • Propose additional children's and youth ministries and raise up lay leaders for these ministries as the needs arise
  3. Oversee adult equipping ministries: home groups, discipleship hour courses, and other opportunities as they arise
    • Coordinate our home groups and provide direction, encouragement, and training for our current and future home group leaders
    • Lead a home group
    • Develop curriculum for and teach in the discipleship hour
  4. Oversee welcome and assimilation ministries
    • Develop strategies for identifying, welcoming, and assimilating newcomers to our fellowship
    • Develop a basic informational course about our church for newcomers and those who desire to become members of our fellowship
  5. Share in counseling and visitation responsibilities with the Lead Pastor
  6. Preach during the Sunday morning service as needed

Qualifications:
  1. Character and Ability: Consideration will only be given to an individual who demonstrates the character qualities of an elder as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Additionally, consideration will only be given to an individual who is "able to teach" (1 Timothy 3:2) and "able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also rebuke those who contradict it" (Titus 1:9). Finally, consideration will only be given to an individual who is committed to and is currently faithfully shepherding his own wife and family (1 Timothy 3:4 and Titus 1:6).
  2. Compatibility: Consideration will be given to an individual who is theologically and philosophically compatible with the vision of the Council of Elders of LCF and in full agreement with our Declaration of Faith.
  3. Education: Preference will be given to an individual who has completed a Master of Divinity or equivalent from a conservative evangelical seminary.
  4. Experience: Preference will be given to an individual who has at least two to three years of formal or informal ministry experience within a local church.
  5. Leadership: Preference will be given to an individual who has demonstrated the ability to be a "self-starter", but who also works well with others in a team setting.
Information about the Church:


Our Setting: Littlerock Community Fellowship (LCF) is located in a rural area about 10 miles south of the Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater region of Washington State which is home to roughly 105,000 residents.

Our Church: LCF is a conservative, evangelical, non-denominational fellowship of believers committed to the exposition and application of God's Word. Our church was established in 1991 as a small "country church" in the heart of the unincorporated town of Littlerock, WA. Over the past twenty years, our church has seen slow but steady growth, both in terms of people and, more importantly, in terms of Christian maturity.


In 2011 our current church building was completed along a major road that runs parallel to the freeway. This has accelerated our numerical growth and we have seen our attendance almost double within the past four years. We have also seen a growing number of families and individuals commit to our church who are from different parts of the region, with some traveling more than 30 minutes to attend our Sunday service. We are currently averaging about 170 in weekly attendance during our Sunday service.



Application/Contact Information: 

To submit résumés:Please email to gregginn@littlerockcf.org

Or mail to:
Pastor Gregory Ginn
P.O. Box 221
Littlerock, WA 98556
Church Website: http://littlerockcf.org/

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October 13, 2014

Major Gifts Officer -- Plano, TX

East-West Ministries
2001 W. Plano Pkwy Suite 3000
Plano, TX 75075

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer

Job Description:
East-West Ministries is seeking a Major Gifts Officer who will work closely with the Vice President – Major Gifts to develop and implement strategy for individual major donor relationship management. This is a critical position that requires one hundred percent (100%) external focus and the individual’s effectiveness is measured by the achievement of monetary gift goals. This will be accomplished by developing and executing an integrated strategy for raising ministry funds through an external focus by cultivating authentic relationships with major donors. This individual will faithfully steward an extensive caseload in order to increase revenues, as well as utilize other creative means to increase awareness, with the goal of raising significant funds annually. The Major Gifts Officer will utilize innovative and pioneering approaches to fundraising, based on sound, Biblical fundraising principles and best practices that fit the culture and philosophy of East-West.

Education and Experience
  • College degree is required
  • Nonprofit development experience is preferred
  • Major gift program experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with MPX Orange Leap database is preferred
  • Prior missions experience is preferred
We are open to dialoging with all types of individuals who are passionate about soliciting others to financially support the work of East-West Ministries.

Information about the Organization: East-West is a non-profit organization that 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: To apply for this position please complete the corresponding application at https://www.eastwest.org/operations-employment-application/. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda at ATrocola@eastwest.org.

Website: http://www.eastwest.org/
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October 7, 2014

Food Service Director -- Louisville, KY

Crossings Ministries
13420 Eastpointe Centre Drive
Louisville, KY 40223

Job TitleFood Service Director

Job Description: 

Title: Food Service Director Reports to: Property Director or Associate Director
Job Classification: Exempt Status
Time Committed: Through January 1st, 2015


Position Summary
Provide leadership that creates a culture to develop relationships both with our staff and our guests that leads to a greater understanding of the gospel and seeks to display a level of excellence that anticipates, meets and exceeds our guests’ needs. The Food Service Director will be responsible for everything that happens in the Dining Hall, including meal preparation and food service staff management. This will be a full time position with appropriate benefits and housing. This position will be salaried and hours will be determined by the season of the year.


Values

  • Gospel displayed as:
    • Commit to a daily walk with Christ that includes reading his word, praying and regular fellowship with believers.
    • Commit to a consistent attendance in a local body of believers.
    • Commit to regularly sharing your faith.
  • Relationships displayed as:
    • Commit to seeking out opportunities to build relationships with our staff.
    • Commit to resolving conflict in a way that honors Christ and His word.
    • Commit to seeking out opportunities to build relationships with our guests prior to their arrival and while on property.
  • Excellence displayed as:
    • Commit to seeking to do everything that we do as unto the Lord.
    • Commit to help hold accountable each person on our staff to this same level of excellence.
Key areas of responsibility
  • Meal Preparation
  • Maintaining cleanliness/organization of Dining Hall
  • Food Service staff management
  • Core competencies required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both staff and guests
  • Basic skills in using a word processor and/or spreadsheet, ie. Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of food service equipment pertaining to use and cleaning
  • Ability to implement effective organization of product
  • Ability to create and/or implement concise recipe guides for food service staff
Measures
  • Our guests make significant spiritual decisions while at camp ie. Salvation, Call to Ministry etc.
  • You seek to maintain relationships both with those that you work with and those that you serve. These are measured in a yearly 360 degree evaluation and then on a weekly basis through retreat and camp evaluations.
  • You seek to maintain excellence in your work. This is measured through the timely, error free completion of your work. Food Service evaluations should also average an 8 out of 10 or higher.

Information about the organization: Crossings is a group-based camp ministry that is first and foremost about proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Crossings has seen consistent double digit percentage growth each year and has seen 1000s of students decide to trust Jesus as Lord of their lives and commit to full-time vocational ministry. This growth demands a disciplined environment of continual innovation and seeking after a standard of excellence that is constantly elevated. Ultimately, we seek to be the very best group based camp ministry in the world, not so that we can be the best, but so that the Gospel can be proclaimed in a way that honors the authority and authenticity of the scriptures, in a way that is relevant to those that are hearing the Gospel message and in an environment that is free of distractions to the Gospel message being proclaimed.

Application/Contact Information: There are two open positions for the Food Service Director in two locations-Hardin, KY and Bagdad, KY. Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@gocrossings.org.


Website: http://www.gocrossings.org/

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