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Director of Children's Ministries

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, Florida

Job Title Director of Children’s Ministries

SUPERVISED Pastor

SUPERVISES AND SHEPHERDS Staff: Nursery Coordinator, Play Day staff,

Lay Servants: Ministry leaders, Small Group leaders

Sunday School Teachers

CLASSIFICATION Salaried/Exempt

WORK SCHEDULE 40 hours minimum per week

COMPENSATION SCHEDULE Bi-weekly (26) annual payments

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the creation of a compelling ministry vision, organization,

design and delivery of program activities for children (from birth through 5th grade). Such

activities will cultivate the spiritual formation of children. This position will lead the

Children’s Team in the development of a comprehensive age appropriate programming.

This will be in partnership with the other members of the Program Ministry, and driven by

the Vision and Mission of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church

SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Administration, Vision, Leadership, Knowledge, Shepherding, Discernment

PASSION: Working with Children and Parents, developing relationships with God

SKILLS: People management, project management, coaching, communication, team builder

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INTENDED OUTCOMES FOR POSITION:

Provide faith based programming for children

Grow participation in children programs – numbers and spiritual depth

Inspire parents and others to use their gifts in Children’s Ministry and follow God’s call

on their lives.

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TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project and cast a compelling vision for the faith development of children and

establish measurable goals.

Recruit, train, supervise, encourage and provide resources for volunteer Sunday

School teachers (primary, as well as substitute teachers), Family Night activities,

special events such as Vacation Bible School, seasonal fellowship/outreach activities

and Third Grade Bible Celebration.

Wednesday Night Programs

Evaluate and select appropriate Bible-based curriculum.

Supervise the Nursery Coordinator to insure a safe, welcoming and nurturing staff for

the nursery.

Liaison to the Bright Beginnings Advisory Board.

Participates with the Director of the Bright Beginnings Early School in spiritual

formation opportunities of the weekday program.

Promotes Play Day

Promotes and co-ordinates Children’s summer camp opportunities i.e. Florida Annual

Conference Camping Ministry

Prepare the annual budget for the children’s program; prepare written reports

showing activities and expected monetary expenditures necessary to accomplish the

activity; control expenditures not to exceed the budgeted values

Helps maintain in the Shepherd Staff and Excellerate Check in systems a database

of each child, including parent’s name, address, and telephone information, that is

involved in activities, or could be served by the activities – including maintaining an

accurate record of attendance/participation at ministry events.

Communicate with parents and/or children directly (telephone, E-Mail, FaceBook)

and indirectly (letters and bulletin notices) to assure an appropriate welcoming

invitation and information relating to program activities

Coordinates and schedules activities/events with other ministry leaders to maximize

learning opportunities for the children of our congregation.

Works cooperatively with the Children’s Ministry Team and Church Council.

Attends all scheduled staff and ministry team meetings.

Establish regularly scheduled office hours.

Ensures compliance with child-protection policies, i.e., screening of workers, security

identification, child /worker supervision ratio, sanitary equipment, and meeting area

cleanliness

Prepares the Baptism certificate and gift and follow up with parents after baptisms at

the church to encourage their involvement in the church.

Participation in annual Continuing Education (2 units per year)

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Must profess a belief in Christ, embrace Christian values, and an understanding of

the United Methodist Church.

College degree in Education preferred but not required.

Be experienced in Christian leadership roles with a practical understanding of issues

confronting children/families.

PROFICIENCIES:

Have basic computer communication skills (e-mail, word processing).

Have the ability to organize work and manage time; be able to work with diverse

personalities and maintain working relationships through interpersonal skills.

Cyndy Cook

CCook@cypresslakeumc.com

Church Administrator

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church

8750 Cypress Lake Drive

Fort Myers, Florida 33919

(239) 482-1250 x 227

http://www.cypresslakeumc.com/

https://www.facebook.com/CypressLakeUnitedMethodist/


Youth Director

Good Samaritan UMC, Cupertino, California

To apply or ask questions, please email youthdirectorsearch@goodsam.info.

Youth Director Job Description

Purpose: To lead and expand a dynamic youth program focused on middle and high school youth, inspiring them to grow in Christian faith through fellowship, discussion, celebration, and service. This program is succeeding if it gains visibility in our community, the youth are engaged spiritually and socially, they are excited about asking friends to join the weekly activities and special events, and these visitors feel welcomed and attendance grows over time.

Key Responsibilities:

Be a positive role model, mentor, and confidant who is passionate about his or her faith.

Develop and maintain an active relationship with youth, take genuine interest in the lives of youth inside and outside of church, stay connected including the use of social media.

Work efficiently with volunteer youth counselors to plan and lead engaging Sunday evening youth program. (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Recruit and work with youth counselors to plan, advertise, and run special, full-day or overnight events, and periodic youth-led worship services.

Build positive relationships with parents, church and preschool families, and the community. Coordinate with preschool administrators to have youth participate in preschool events.

Communicate directly with parents and youth about upcoming plans, and regularly provide updates to the church via the newsletter, email, bulletin and announcement during worship service.

Involve youth in worship service, small groups, service projects, and conference youth events.

Other Responsibilities

Recruit and train youth counselors as needed

Attend church on Sunday mornings

Implement United Methodist “Safe Sanctuary” requirements, including training counselors and volunteers on “Safe Sanctuary” practices

Attend Church Council meetings as requested by the Senior Pastor

Attend weekly staff meetings

Recommend and work within the annual budget for the youth program

Required Qualifications

BA degree or four years of experience leading a youth program

Minimum age: 23 (a “Safe Sanctuaries” requirement)

Follower of Christ who is passionate about changing the lives of youth through the love of God

Strong organization and communication skills

Comfortable speaking in front of people, especially youth

Open and honest about his or her own faith journey

At ease leading both large and small group groups in games, worship, programs, and discussions

Competent cross-culturally; able to perceive needs of youth within the larger community who may or may not have parents attending church

Licensed driver

Desired Qualifications:

Educational background in psychology

Training in suicide prevention, anti-bullying, youth leadership

Biblical training

First Aid/CPR certified

Social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, Google)

Work Hours:

This is a non-exempt half-time (20 hrs) position, with the potential for additional hours as the youth group grows. It requires non-standard work hours, and weekend commitments.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CAMPUS MINISTER for Wesley Club

Wesley Foundation at the University of Washington

Wesley Foundation at the University of Washington

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CAMPUS MINISTER

for Wesley Club

Work location: 1414 NE 42nd St, Suite 202

Seattle, WA 98105

Salary with Benefits: $50,000 - $65,000 DOE

OPEN: July 10, 2017 until filled

Who may apply: This full-time, exempt position is open to all qualified candidates.

Where to send resume: wesleyuw@gmail.com

Position Summary:

The Executive Director/Campus Minister is responsible for developing a supportive, Christian community where students can feel free to engage in open discussion of questions of faith, vocation, and issues of social justice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Personal Interest and commitment to helping college age young adults to grow in their Christian faithfulness and to integrate that growth with their academic life and personal values.

Reach out to students on campus, connect with those who attend Sunday worship at University Temple UMC and Wallingford UMC, and make contact with students who are related through the conference-wide United Methodist connection.

Assess student spiritual needs and leadership potential and implement an array of supportive programs, activities, and events to meet those needs.

Identify, hire, train, and supervise suitable personnel in consultation and with, and approval of the Board.

Serve as ex-officio member of the Executive, Finance, and Nominating committees of the Board, and other ad hoc committees as developed by the Board.

Serve as liaison between the Wesley Foundation and the Wesley Club alumni.

Communicate to the Board of Directors student needs and trends and provide input to establish goals for personnel, the ministry, and the Board.

Work cooperatively with the Pastor of University Temple UMC to assure coordination of ministries.

Cultivate relationships with other churches, ministries, and UW staff/faculty in the UW vicinity.

Cooperate with other campus religious groups, especially those concerned with issues of social justice, peace-making, and community service engagement.

Serve as a member of the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference.

Work with the Board to recruit, train, and oversee Volunteers to assist with Wesley administrative functions, fundraising, Board recruitment and development, social media presence, and upkeep of physical program space.

Reports to:

Wesley Foundation Board of Directors. Liaison with nearby United Methodist Churches.

Qualifications:

Master of Divinity, or other relevant theological training

Experience with campus ministry

Experience engaging students from non-United Methodist and non-church backgrounds

Skilled in organizing, leading and facilitating group discussions and staff training

Experience in program planning, especially as it relates to young adults.

Proven experience working with diverse populations.

Proven success managing a program spending account.

Experience in developing leadership skills in young adults.

Demonstrated success in building positive relationships with young adults, and handling

mental health crises with young adults in the university setting

Desirable Experience:

Experience working with Boards in board development and fundraising

Skill in building relationships with alumni, donors, and volunteers

Knowledge of Little Green Light or any other CRM/donor database.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Valid Washington State driver’s license and the ability to transport students to other locations such as for retreats and social justice opportunities.

The selected candidate must pass through a State background check.


Associate Director of Campus Ministry with a focus on Women's Ministry

Wesley Foundation at the University of Texas at Austin

Associate Director of Campus Ministry with a focus on Women’s Ministry

Wesley Foundation (United Methodist Campus Ministry) @ The University of Texas at Austin

Full-time, Starting pay $52,000

Requirements:

Faithful Disciple of Jesus Christ

Minimum 2 years of full-time campus ministry or women’s ministry

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred skill set / experience:

Strong Organizational Skills

Some Seminary courses

Counseling training

Preaching / Teaching

Current or previous involvement in the United Methodist Church

Job Description:

The purpose of the Associate Director (AD) at the Wesley Foundation in Austin is to work in partnership with the Director in order to provide vital Christian ministry to college-age students. This position has a specific relational focus on both women’s ministry and leadership development.

In the area of women’s ministry, the AD will coordinate programs, small groups, and events for female students for the purpose of discipleship, nurturing, and outreach. The AD will meet with students in order to support and encourage students in both group and one-on-one settings. The AD will also lead, develop, and nurture a discipleship group.

Leadership development is focused on our student leadership council. The AD will envision, create, and implement council trainings. The AD will also recruit, support, and challenge student leaders to grow in their personal faith and in their ministry area.

Additional areas of ministry will include, but are not limited to: preaching and teaching on a monthly basis; helping to plan and assist in a worship service and other ministry programs; and support ministry interns.

If you are interested in the position:

Send your resume to Rev. Rusty Teeter, Director at rusty@texaswesley.com.


Campus Minister

Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University

Campus Minister, Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The Director will oversee all operations of the Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, in conjunction with the higher education communities of Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College; includes programming, administration and development of Christian leaders.

The purpose of the Wesley Foundation is to build an intentionally inclusive community of Christ followers for all people regardless of religion, gender, race, age, or sexual orientation and to develop principled Wesleyan Christian leaders.

REPORTS TO: Wesley Foundation Board of Directors; Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry; and Embarras River District Superintendent.

HOURS: Full time

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Ministry to College Students:

•Develop, promote and coordinate a balanced program of activities and discipleship for college students.

•Involve students and student leaders in outreach programs that are both evangelistic and missional.

•Plan monthly activities to involve students in programs of the Wesley Foundation including outreach, missions, bible study groups, community opportunities and leadership development.

•Be available evenings and weekends for university and church activities; schedule office hours and availability.

•Provide pastoral care to college students as needed.

•Support students in their college life and their faith journey with Christ.

•Pursue networking with area campus communities.

•Foster a safe environment for all people regardless of religion, gender, race, age or sexual orientation.

Ministry Leadership:

•Encourage student leadership to strengthen attendance, organize events, and promote bible study.

•Attend board meetings and provide evidence of nurturing the spiritual growth and discipleship of participants in the ministry of the Wesley Foundation.

•Connect with churches of our conference and other churches in the region to make them aware of the ministry of the Wesley Foundation.

Finance:

•Draw up a yearly budget with board members and submit to the Conference.

•Ensure ongoing maintenance of detailed records for accounting and auditing purposes, and assist the Board with its financial-related decisions.

Fundraising:

•Actively lead and support the Board Fundraising/Fund Development Committee.

Travel:

•Attend the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference.

•Have a clean driving record in order to drive the Wesley United Methodist Church van.

•Participation in training, ministry opportunities, and other events or activities.

•Attend Illinois Great Rivers Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry meetings.

Other Responsibilities:

•Desire to make disciples who are actively engaged in professing their faith.

•Passion for working with students along with having an active presence on campus.

•Perform other duties as assigned by the Wesley Foundation Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

•Preference for a person who is ordained, or seeking ordination in the Elder or Deacon tracks of the United Methodist Church.

•Relevant Master’s Degree.

•Passion for working with college students.

Experience:

•Relevant leadership experience desirable.

Salary:

•Commensurate with experience.

Applications are being sought for the full-time position of Campus Minister/Director for the Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. The position includes oversight of all operations of the Wesley Foundation, including programming, administration and the development of Christian leaders. The purpose of the Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University is to build an intentionally inclusive community of Christ followers for all people regardless of gender, race, age, or sexual orientation and to develop principled Wesleyan Christian leaders. The Wesley Foundation also aims to provide a safe and welcoming space regardless of religion.

Eastern Illinois University is a dynamic regional comprehensive public university with an actively engaged and increasingly diverse student body known for its strong ethic toward service and community outreach. The new Campus Minister/Director will have the opportunity not only for leadership in cultivating and nurturing disciples of Christ on campus and in the community, but also to be part of an active partnership with the Wesley Foundation Board as it moves toward the goal of a new building for the campus ministry.

Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with their resume and three references to rich.a.wandling@gmail.com or ashreve@igrc.org. Review of applications begins on May 22 and is ongoing until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2017. A copy of the position description may be found on the website of the Wesley Foundation at Eastern Illinois University at eiuwesley.edu.


Director of Children's and Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN

irst United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN is hiring a Director of Children’s & Family Ministries:

Our large, downtown, progressive United Methodist church in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking an enthusiastic, Christ-centered, delegating leader to direct our growing ministry to children and families.

The candidate would be responsible for the direction, leadership, and growth of the program. They will collaborate with church staff and direct a large amount of adult volunteers to create a comprehensive and diverse faith-based program for children and families at our two worship locations. Candidates should have knowledge of United Methodist theology, as well as experience building leadership teams.

Please visit www.fumcb.org/jobs for full job description and details on how to apply.


Wesley Foundation Director and Youth Director

Wesley Foundation (Wesley House) The University of Montana

Job Posting: The Wesley Foundation (Wesley House) campus ministry at The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, and the Stevensville United Methodist Church, announce the opening of a shared position at both locations. The position is for Program Director (PD) at Wesley House and Youth Ministries Coordinator (YMC) at the Stevensville UMC. The job description for each entity is attached. Both are half-time positions, 20 hours per week, with flexibility in meeting the needs at either location essential and encouraged. Members of the SUMC Staff Parish Relations Committee and The Wesley House Foundation Board will conduct the job search.

The successful applicant will have the ability to minister to the diverse needs of youth from preschoolers to college students and, to develop and implement a wide range of programming from children’s vacation bible school to spiritual retreats for young adults. And, most importantly, to offer effective Christian witness in a wide range of settings.

As the two locations are 35 miles apart, reliable transportation and a current driver's license are very important.

Compensation is as follows. The Stevensville UMC will fund the YMC position at $1,500.00 monthly, and Wesley will fund the PD position at $750.00 monthly plus the use of their parsonage with utilities included. No other benefits are offered.

The posted job opening will close on 30 June 2017. Interviews for qualified candidates will proceed throughout July. The new hire will commence their job duties at both locations ideally during the first week of August.

WESLEY HOUSE JOB DESCRIPTION

The Wesley Foundation, also known as Wesley House, is a United Methodist Campus MInistry within the Yellowstone Conference located next to the University of Montana Campus in Missoula, Montana. We are partnering with Stevensville United Methodist Church to offer a full-time position and parsonage housing in Missoula: .5 at Stevensville UMC and .5 at Wesley House. There will be no benefits offered. The parsonage is next to Wesley House and so both Wesley and the University of Montana campus are easily accessible. The Wesley student facility is a house containing a common area, kitchen, and bathroom for all students in addition to three upstairs rental bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a small, first-floor apartment space that is currently being used to house a student House and Facilities Manager. A garage, limited parking, and large yard are also available for student and program use. Wesley House is in the process of becoming a Reconciling Ministry.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, creative time-manager who loves investing in young people’s lives. The Program Director at Wesley would be responsible for having a presence at Wesley House and on campus while sharing a ministry with university students both through weekly worship and bible-study. Other activities such as service projects, church outreach, or group fellowship would be planned at the Program Director’s discretion. Planning annual events such as a spring break trip or attending national college ministry gatherings such as NEXT would also be encouraged for students to meet students from across the country, group bonding, and a chance to travel and serve outside of their community. It has been expressed by current students that they would enjoy having a leader that is interested in outdoor activities such as hiking or skiing, and who would incorporate such events into the ministry’s planning.

Leadership development and pastoral care for students is a daily part of the job. Collaboration with student leaders, the Wesley House Board of Directors, conference churches, and the campus community is integral to a connected and supported ministry. Attending Annual Conference and a high school summer camp are both excellent avenues to build relationships and promote campus ministry to enrolling university students and families.

Computer skills are necessary to maintain an online presence through our website and social media as well as maintain timely communication with others. We hope to continue building our website and alumni database in the 2017-2018 school year. We also hope to increase fundraising efforts and further connections in our conference and with other MT campus ministries.

Wesley House is served by a Board of Directors that meet monthly and conduct other business as needed between these meetings. The Program Director would be required to attend these meetings and report happenings and any concerns. A candidate with a United Methodist background and Safe Sanctuaries training is preferred.

STEVENSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JOB DESCRIPTION

www.steviumc.org

Job Title: Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries

Promotion potential: Church willing to support entering ministry as local pastor

Location: Stevensville, MT

Travel required: Yes

Salary: $18,000 per Yellowstone Conference pay scale

Position type: Halftime

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

There are 3 main areas of essential roles, responsibilities and duties associated with this position. The successful candidate will be involved with Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Outreach. In many cases, these areas will overlap. In all of these areas, we would like to see current programs expanded and strengthened with sustaining participation. Beyond the specific duties listed below, the candidate is asked to be a cheerful collaborator with congregation members, the local and area pastors, and community both in person and through digital communication. Part of this collaboration would be to encourage and facilitate congregational involvement in youth and children’s programs and activities. The successful candidate would also be expected to attend applicable church meetings and attend worship services and other church activities as time allows. This position would serve under the Senior Pastor.

Children’s ministry

* Develop and organize Sunday School programming, this may or may not include in-the-room teaching dependent on congregational support

* Develop lessons and/or activities for the Children’s Time portion of Sunday service. There is current participation and interest by congregation members, so filling this role every Sunday probably would not be expected.

* Organizing who would be filling this role and communicating it to the pastor would be important.

* Develop and produce Christmas Program

* Develop and coordinate Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

* Help coordinate one-week-long Vacation Bible School in the summer

Youth ministry

* Develop and organize Youth programming – we currently have one youth group run by members who would like to continue. We would love to see them supported in their efforts and the program potentially expanded so that two groups (middle school and high school) could be held.

* Provide opportunities for youth to socialize and have activities that meet their interests

* Assist pastor with confirmation as needed/directed

* Attend CONVO (high school retreat) and/or Middle School Retreat as a counselor and for networking opportunities

* Attend minimum of one summer camp as a counselor and for networking opportunities. Our conference has three beautiful camps with programs for all ages of campers at each location.

Outreach

* Conference-wide networking with others in the field at youth and children’s events

* Work with other youth directors to support interchurch activities

* Attend Annual Conference and potentially other conference-wide events

* Connect with local services in Stevensville like the Food Pantry or Clothes Closet for community service

* Offer publicity of youth and children’s activities

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

* Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology

* At least one of the following:

o An associate or bachelor degree in a related field,

o professional certification in Christian education or youth ministry,

o experience working with youth in a religious setting

* Safe Sanctuaries training (church can provide access to training if not already completed)

* At least 25 years of age

* Competent in youth counseling and listening skills

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Proficient technological and social media skills

* Ability to fundraise and manage funds in multiple accounts related to ministries

ADDITIONAL NOTES

* A background check will be required

* A desire to pursue continuing education and ordination is preferred, but not required.

The hiring process will be facilitated through the Stevensville United Methodist Church Office:

Please Submit

Letter of Interest

List of References

Statement of Faith

Resume or equivalent website link

EMAIL: steviumc@gmail.com

Subject Line: Director of Youth Ministries Application

MAIL: Stevensville United Methodist Church, Director of Youth Ministries Application

216 College Street

Stevensville, MT 59870


Campus Minister

University of Minnesota Wesley Foundation

Job Posting: Full-time Campus Minister at the University of Minnesota - After launching a United Methodist presence at the University of Minnesota for the first time in over 20 years in 2011, the Wesley Foundation is growing and seeking a full-time Campus Minister to work alongside the Executive Director, Rev. J. Cody Nielsen. We are eager to find a compassionate prophet to change the church and the world through ministry with college students by “seeking justice, asking questions, exploring faith and welcoming all.”

The growth opportunities are ripe at the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is in the heart of the thriving Twin Cities metro area and with 54,000 students alongside faculty and staff, this role will have a significant impact on the community. If you want to make an impact in the nation for environmental justice, anti-racism work and building inclusive communities of care in an increasingly fast-paced world, this is the career opportunity for you.

We hope that you will share this opportunity with your constituency groups and specific individuals whom you believe may be a good fit for our campus ministry. You will find the job description attached. If you have further questions, we would be delighted to share more specific details.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, their resume and references to J.cody.nielsen@gmail.com and sarah.a.lawton@gmail.com. The position will stay open until filled. Expected start date to begin by August 1, 2017.

Grace and Peace,

Wesley Foundation University of Minnesota Hiring Task Force

Details:

University of Minnesota Wesley Foundation

Campus Minister

Summary of the Position

The person in this position serves as the Campus Minister of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota and reports directly to the Executive Director and the Board of

Directors. This person is responsible for campus ministry functions of the Wesley Foundation. The Campus Minister leads the organization in its creation and support of the

community of students, staff, and/or faculty. The Campus Minister is responsible for all areas of leadership development, oversight of student programming, and pastoral care of all members of the Wesley Foundation community. The Campus Minister, in conjunction with the Executive Director, maintains relationships with the University of Minnesota, the local United Methodist Church, and the Minnesota Annual Conference boards and councils.

Responsibilities of a Wesley Foundation Campus Minister

1. Oversee Campus Ministry to the Students, Staff and Faculty of the University of Minnesota:

a) Develop leadership abilities of students, staff, faculty, and board members.

b) Provide spiritual leadership and direction:

i. Preach and lead the student community in worship

ii. Provide opportunities for study in Christian doctrine, religious

beliefs, Bible study and denominational theology and social

principles as well as emotional, sexual and social well-being

iii. Hold career and vocational conversations

iv. Organize groups for study and action upon special concerns and problems raised in the university community.

2. Provide Pastoral Care for Students, Staff, and Faculty of the University of Minnesota

i. Meet with students on a regular basis in order to build supportive Relationships.

ii. Identify and reach-out to students, especially United Methodists, and to the campus as a whole, seeking to develop a radically inclusive and diverse community.

3. Oversee and serve as lead staff for all Wesley Foundation programming

i. Work with student leadership to plan worship.

ii. Lead worship

iii. Discern, create, and maintain new programming opportunities in conjunction with students in accordance with the mission & vision of the Wesley Foundation.

4. Develop in conjunction with Executive Director leadership and leadership opportunities of students

5. Administrative support (in conjunction with Executive Director)

i. Coordinate communications including monthly Campus Ministries Newsletter and bi-monthly Gopher Wesley Connections

ii. Maintain website

iii. Campus relations

6.) Board relations

i. Attend bi-monthly Board of Director meetings and provide Campus Minister’s Report.

ii. Attend committee meetings as directed by Executive Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to work with young adults and/or university students

• Knowledge of key issues in Higher Education

• Ability to work effectively in a team setting

• Skill in developing interpersonal relationships and leadership

• Skill in writing and communication, including use of social media

Required Qualifications and Credentials

• Provisional or ordained clergy (or in process toward ordination)

• Some experience/involvement with campus ministry.

• Previous experience ministry context

• Experience and/or a commitment to develop a fully-inclusive faith community, including race,

gender, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, and immigrant status.

Required Memberships and Participation

• National Campus Ministry Organization

• U of M Campus Ministry Association

• Support the work of the United Methodist Church

• Liaison to the Administrative Board and Council on Ministries of Prospect Park UMC.

Appointment Process

The applicants for this position are recruited, interviewed and hired by the University of Minnesota Wesley Foundation Board of Directors, with recommendation for final appointment by the appropriate Bishop.


Director of Student Leadership Developent

GBHEM Collegiate Ministry Office - Nashville, TN

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

POSITION OPENING

Job Title:DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Reports to: Assistant General Secretary of Collegiate Ministry - DHE

Department:Division of Higher Education – Collegiate Ministry

Status:Salaried, Exempt

Responsibilities:To fulfill the objectives of the GBHEM mission, vision, and strategic plan by giving leadership to the development of programs, resources, and networking tools for the vocational discernment and leadership development of students in United Methodist campus ministries, schools, colleges, and universities. The incumbent is the lead staff person in interpreting the priorities of the agency and the church to college-age persons and leads the agency in developing the church’s understanding of the spiritual needs of college students.

Essential Job

Functions: Create and implement student-oriented leadership development and vocational discernment opportunities, materials, and resources toward creating a culture of calling within UM campus ministries, chaplaincies, colleges, schools, and universities

Lead the development of the UMSM (United Methodist Student Movement) by supporting and resourcing the development of conference and regional student gatherings, developing print and Web-based resources, resourcing a network of local churches engaged in student ministry, and by developing and resourcing the UMSM leadership team.

Direct “Imagine What’s Next” events by leading a support team of GBHEM staff, student leaders, & campus ministers to implement program plans. Oversee event budgets, registration, and coordination of logistical arrangements along with the agency event planner, overseeing site selection and negotiation of facilities/services contracts, overseeing enlistment of event leadership, and overseeing preparation of event publicity & registration materials, including Web site.

Design, implement, and maintain a program for pre-college and college students as a means for connecting them to UM college ministries, higher education institutions, and other higher education resources.

Provide general support of the work of campus ministry through assignments determined by the Assistant General Secretary. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum

Qualifications:Ability to relate to and understand the issues of the current and upcoming generation of college students is fundamental. Ability to relate to academic institutions and annual conferences critical; ability to organize regional and national events; strong organizational skills and ability to handle complex multiple tasks; ability to work independently along with the ability to work collegially with a staff team and supervise support personnel.

Bachelors and a theological Masters (or equivalent) degrees required. A doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.Min, Ed.D.) and ordination in The United Methodist Church preferred.

Understanding of current demographics of students and especially the UM Student Movement; working knowledge of collegiate ministry in either private or public institutions; demonstrated understanding of young adult spiritual formation and vocational discernment; understanding of United Methodist theology and structure. Knowledge and proven track record utilizing web-based tools for social networking and information sharing. Facility in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate ministry in a Wesley Foundation, ecumenical program, college/university chaplaincy, and/or a local church; 1-2 years’ management or organizational experience; proven record of successful development of leadership programming.

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To Apply:Email your resume and a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work to: GBHEM Human Resources - C/O Director-Student Leadership Development

Email: hr@gbhem.org

Posting Date:April 26, 2017

Job will remain open until filled

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Campus Minister

University of California-Davis

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Campus Minister

The Cal Aggie Christian Association Campus Ministry at UC Davis

The Cal Aggie Christian Association at UC Davis (CA House) is recruiting for a campus minister to replace the incumbent who has left the position. The campus minister serves both as minister and chief of staff. Experience in both of these roles is essential. Applications may be submitted now and the position is open until filled. Interviews for the position will begin by March 1, 2017. The position is full-time. The salary is based on experience and is commensurate with that of clergy with comparable experience.

CA House Mission Statement

Rooted in a tradition of ecumenical, progressive campus ministry since 1916, the Cal Aggie Christian Association at UC Davis (CA House) serves the Christian student community through faith-based programs grounded in four basic values: community, faith, social justice, and sustainable living. In addition, situated in an increasingly diverse multifaith environment, CA House embraces and serves students of all faiths and strives to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. CA House offers a caring, inclusive community where all students can feel free to engage in open discussion and exploration of questions of faith (their own and others’), vocation, and personal identity and growth. CA House is committed to putting faith into action and actively seeks opportunities to promote peace and social justice.

In addition to its role as the reconciling/open and affirming progressive Christian ministry at UCD, CA House has been a multi-faith living community since 2008. The CA House ministry includes Christian and Multifaith programs and a Multifaith Living Community (MLC).

The Campus Minister is responsible for establishing and maintaining the supportive community essential to achieving the organization’s mission. The Campus Minister is also responsible for supervising professional staff and a student Christian Intern and for managing a $400K budget. The Campus Minister is required to build and maintain working relationships with multiple constituencies including sponsoring denominations and leaders of faith-based campus and community organizations and congregations. Reporting to the CA House Board of Directors, the Campus Minister has strategic and operational responsibility for programs, staff, community relations, budget, facility management, and execution of the organization’s mission.

Successful applicants for the Campus Minister position must:

Be ordained as a United Methodist or Presbyterian minister

Be a progressive Christian with knowledge of progressive Christian theology

Be strongly committed to full inclusion of all people

Have strong pastoral and conflict mediation skills

Have understanding of young adult spiritual development

Have experience in spiritual program development and implementation

Have experience in staff supervision

Have multifaith and multicultural experience

Have excellent speaking and writing skills

Have an understanding of nonprofit marketing and fundraising campaigns

Also desired is:

Campus ministerial experience

Facility with social media

Grant writing experience

Nonprofit budget management

Understanding of state and federal regulations governing nonprofits and housing facilities including the requirements for emergency procedures

Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, 2) your resume, and 3) the names of three individuals who will serve as references including the following information: each reference’s address, email address, phone number(s), and what aspects of your ministry to which the reference can speak. Letters of recommendation not specifically requested by the hiring committee will not be considered.

Please submit your application to:

James Cramer, CA House Board Chair

cramerjc@gmail.com

(530) 756-3973


Director of Collegiate Ministry Leadership Development

GBHEM Collegiate Ministry Office - Nashville, TN

THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

POSITION OPENING

Job Title:DIRECTOR OF COLLEGIATE MINISTRY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Reports to: Assistant General Secretary of Collegiate Ministry - DHE

Department:Division of Higher Education – Collegiate Ministry

Status:Salaried, Exempt

Responsibilities:Leads the development of high quality leadership resources and training programs for professionals serving in collegiate ministry (college and university chaplains, Wesley Foundation directors, ecumenical campus ministers); Oversees the development of training and continuing education events; connects with and supports the global United Methodist connection, including developing leadership training and resources, in connection with the Office of Global Education; Conducts and/or analyzes research into to emerging trends in higher education, especially those that impact collegiate ministry.

Essential Job Functions:

Develops high quality leadership resources and training programs, including creating material for publication in print and electronic form that resources collegiate ministers and promotes and interprets the work of DHE in collegiate ministry.

Recruits mentors, leaders, and writers that are helpful for advancing the work of collegiate ministers; leads and offers assistance in efforts to facilitate the sharing of resources and training of collegiate ministers and oversight boards (like Boards of Directors, ACBHECMS, etc.).

Develops resources and create awareness around emerging trends in higher education, including developing responses related to increases in online education and other trends in higher education that impact student involvement with collegiate ministries. Develops training and continuing education events for collegiate ministers. Resource other church-related programs that engage in collegiate ministry that are not traditionally identified as collegiate ministries (i.e., Wesley Foundations, chaplaincies).

Works with international collegiate ministries to promote their effectiveness and prepare resources that are relevant for ethnic minorities; involves working with collegiate ministers overseas as well as developing and supporting cooperative work with US collegiate ministers. Resources must be useful in multi-cultural settings as well as international settings.

Provides general support of the work of collegiate ministry through assignments determined by the Assistant General Secretary. Performs other duties including board wide tasks related to the strategic plan as assigned.

Minimum

Qualifications:In-depth knowledge of the UMC structure and polity; interpersonal, communication and public-speaking skills; creativity and initiative; ability to work with people of diverse theological perspectives and national backgrounds; strong attention to detail; excellent oral and written communication skills; good decision-making skills; willingness to align work with the strategic priorities and disciplinary requirements of the agency; good problem-solving skills; ability to build relationships and form networks; experience working with colleagues in a team approach.

Theological Master’s degree required. A terminal academic or professional degree preferred (Ph.D., D.Min., Ed.D.)

Expertise in current trends in internet communications, e-learning trends, and in developing multi-media resources; strong computer skills; fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate ministry, preferably with experience in both a Wesley Foundation and a college/university chaplaincy; 1-2 years’ management or organizational experience; proven record of successful development of leadership programming.

To Apply:Email your resume and a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work to: GBHEM Human Resources - C/O Director-Collegiate Ministry Leadership Development

Email: hr@gbhem.org

Posting Date:April 26, 2017

Job will remain open until filled

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Director of the Campus Christian Center

Idaho Institute of Christian Education (IICE)

Job Posting: Idaho Institute of Christian Education (IICE)

Director of the Campus Christian Center—Job Description

The Director shall take responsibility for lead in the Campus ministry of the IICE and in supervision of Peer Ministers. The Director will offer program support and coordination, and pastoral care for students at the University of Idaho. The Director will encourage cooperating churches to engage in the support and campus ministry of the IICE. Policies of the IICE are Board of Trustees approved and the Director implements them. The Director shall report to the personnel task group whereas final authority for the position and it’s supervision is with the IICE Board of Trustees.

The Director’s responsibilities shall include:

1. Support, plan and implement a Christian campus ministry including worship, pastoral care, educational/discipleship, and spiritual growth opportunities for students and faculty/ staff at the University of Idaho in accordance with the Mission Statement of the IICE.

2. Assist in recruiting and training locally sponsored and supported student peer ministers and work with the denominational campus ministers and the appropriate local pastors to guide the student peer ministers in accordance with the Mission Statement of the IICE.

3. Represent the Institute to the local cooperating churches, across their organizational levels to encourage increased cooperation and to maintain funding among each of the cooperating churches. The representation shall include highlighting the Center’s value in building Christian faith in tomorrow’s society and leaders.

4. Coordinate IICE Campus ministry with the participating churches’ campus ministries.

5. Build and maintain relationships with faculty and staff that enables the Director to represent the IICE to the University of Idaho and shall provide a Christian perspective on moral, spiritual and academic nature in the university community.

6. Inform the Board of Trustees and other funding entities of current ministry activities including programs, worship activities, and discipleship activities.

7. Participate in church services and programming of local cooperating denominations, as invited.

8. Apprise the Board of Trustees and other funding entities informed of current programs, facility status/needs, financial status and financial needs in conjunction with the Financial Secretary and Building Maintenance Task Group.

9. Encourage, support and instigate Fund Raising activities for the Institute.

10. Supervise the use of the Campus Christian Center facility and advise the Board of Trustees accordingly.

11. Help identify maintenance needs of the Campus Christian Center facility and advise the Building Maintenance Task Group accordingly.

12. Serve as an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee, without vote.

13. Work with the IICE board of trustees to set a schedule for board meetings as well as advise the board on policy and procedures and on issues of vision and mission.

The ministry responsibilities outlined in this job description are an accurate reflection of job description for the Director though other duties and responsibilities may arise and/or be assigned as necessary.

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President, Board of Trustees Date

I agree to the above terms with the understanding that they may be changed by mutual agreement.

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Director Date

Application for Ministry Director at the Campus Christian Center

**Applications can be sent to Campus Christian Center

822 Elm St, Moscow, ID 83843 or campuscc@gmail.com

PART 1 – PERSONAL PROFILE

Name: ________________________________________________ Birthdate: ________________

Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________

Home Phone: _____________Can you receive calls at work? Yes No Work Phone:____________

Best time to reach me: _________________ Email: ____________________________________

Current Employer: _____________________ Position: __________________________________

Do you have a current CPR Certification? Yes No If Yes, when does it expire? _______________

Do you have a current 1st Aid Certification? Yes No If Yes, when does it expire? _____________

PART 2 – MINISTRY HISTORY AND PROFILE

Do you have any association with the Campus Christian Center? Yes No

Describe that association: _______________________________________________________________

Do you regularly attend a church in the Moscow community or elsewhere? Yes No

If Yes, where? ____________________________________________

Please describe your previous and/or current ministry involvement at the Campus Christian Center or other ministry setting:

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Describe your previous experience, education, and training in Campus ministry or related ministry:

Describer your administrative experience such as supervising volunteers or employees:

Describe any fund-raising experience you have had especially any for a Christian Ministry:

Please read questions carefully. Answer each question as completely and honestly as possible. Please answer using additional paper.

1. What motivates you to apply for this position with the Campus Christian Center and the Idaho Institute of Christian Education at the Campus Christian Center ?

2. Please give a brief description of your faith journey and a brief statement of faith.

3. What excites you about leading the ministry of the Idaho Institute of Christian Education at the Center?

4. What do you consider your strengths and weaknesses to be?

5. Is there anything else you would like to add?

PART 3 – EMPLOYMENT, PERSONAL REFERENCES, AND CRIMINAL HISTORY

Please list your last three employers. Please give complete information including address and working phone numbers.

1. Employer ______________________________________________________________________

Supervisor _____________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________Work Phone____________

Position _____________________________________________ Dates ____________________

Responsibilities _________________________________________________________________

2. Employer ______________________________________________________________________

Supervisor _____________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________Work Phone____________

Position _____________________________________________ Dates ____________________

Responsibilities _________________________________________________________________

3. Employer ______________________________________________________________________

Supervisor _____________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________Work Phone____________

Position _____________________________________________ Dates ____________________

Responsibilities _________________________________________________________________

Please provide three personal references, including if possible one who is currently or has recently served in this church or church most recently served or attended (Please no relatives).

1. Name _______________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________

Relationship _________________________________ Phone ____________________________

2. Name _______________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________

Relationship _________________________________ Phone ____________________________

3. Name _______________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________

Relationship _________________________________ Phone ____________________________

Have you been accused, rightly or wrongly, of child abuse or neglect? Yes No

If yes, please explain.

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Have you in the past or are you currently using any illegal substances or abusing alcohol? Yes No

If yes, please explain.

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Have you been arrested or convicted for any criminal act more serious than a traffic violation?

Yes No

If yes, please explain.

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Have you ever had a serious traffic violation? Explain _________________________________________

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PART 4 – RELEASE AND CONSENT STATEMENT

I will complete the “Background Investigation Consent” form and understand that a criminal background check will be done and a motor vehicle report will be ordered if I will drive for children and youth programs.

Moreover, I herby release, defend, and hold harmless the Campus Christian Center and the Idaho Institute of Christian Education, its officers, trustees, board members, member denominations, employees, agents, representatives, members and/or volunteers, from any and all liability, damages, suits, claims, and/or actions as a result of my negligent actions or activity (passive or active) while doing work for this organization.

I understand that the information gathered would be held strictly confidential and therefore, I waive any and all rights that I may have to inspect any and all information provided about me by any person, church, and/or organization.

I agree to obey and comply with any and all safety and health rules, procedures, conducts and reasonable orders from the Officers of the Board, Board approved supervisors, and other leadership designated by the Board of Directors. I also agree to refrain from any and all unscriptural conduct in the performance of my services on behalf of the IICE organization.

I agree that any misleading information I gave on this application will give the Campus Christian Center and the Idaho Institute of Christian Education grounds for my immediate dismissal.

The undersigned applicant hereby covenants that in the event any provision, clause, statement, paragraph, and/or word of this release and consent statement is held invalid and/or unenforceable by any competent jurisdiction, then the remainder part of this release and consent statement shall continue to be valid and enforceable.

I HEREBY STATE THAT I HAVE READ CAREFULLY THE ENTIRE RELEASE AND CONSENT STATEMENT AND UNDERSTAND THE CONTENT THEREOF.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL BINDING DOCUMENT AND I AM AFFIXING MY SIGNATURE ON IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

Name (Please print) ___________________________________________________________________

Signature ___________________________________________________________________________

Date Signed _________________________________________________________________________


Assistant Director

UL Wesley United Campus Ministry at University of Louisiana Lafayette

The UL Wesley United Campus Ministry is searching for an Assistant

Director. This will initially be a 10-12 month campus missionary

assignment but could be longer. The AD is a committed follower of

Jesus who will serve UL students through the Wesley United Campus

Ministry to help fulfill our mission of creatively impacting the

campus of UL with the good news of Jesus Christ and to train a new

generation of Christian leaders.

The AD will be expected to live in such a way as to exhibit both

personal and social holiness and to be an example of a follower of

Jesus.

We are looking for someone who has campus ministry experience and

understands the "nuts and bolts" side of campus ministry. Our AD will

be able to lead Bible studies, outreach events, do some office work,

be able to personally Disciple college students and be comfortable

speaking to congregations and other audiences about UL Wesley.

We have a three year grant to help compensate our AD beginning at $1K

per month (possibly more) so some support raising will need to be

done.

There is more information on the Careers tab at our website

http://ulwesleyministry.wixsite.com/ulwesley/careers.

Please contact Rev. Bill Baker at 478-550-4782 or email at

ulwesleyministry@gmail.com.


Director of Operations

Tennessee Tech Wesley Foundation

Position Title: Director of Operations

Basic Function:

Oversee property needs, fundraising, and administration; coordinate ministry programming and calendar; provide student connection and outreach

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Salary: $30,000

Benefits: Housing (if desired), Food expense account of up to $1000, continuing education opportunities.

Location: Cookeville, Tennessee

Specific Responsibilities:

1.Further the campus ministry through the recruitment of new students

a.Schedule programming for SOAR (Summer Freshman Orientation)

b.Develop strategic plans to connect with new students

c.Talk to incoming students, prospective students and their families about the TTU Wesley Foundation and the importance of having a strong Christian support environment both while at college and at home.

2. Coordinate all “Week of Welcome” activities (Move-in days and first days of classes)

a.Coordinate all programs that occur with “Week of Welcome” in conjunction with the Director of Ministries

b.Lead staff work week leading up to “Week of Welcome”

c.Prepare facilities for new students and beginning of the new semester

d.Help recruit returning students to connect with the new students at “Week of Welcome” activities

3. Involved in coordination and planning of retreats and mission trips

a.Coordinate Beach Retreat with Director of Ministries

b.Coordinate Winter Retreat with Director of Ministries

c.Work with Pastor for retreat themes and worship

d.Coordinate with Director of Ministries on planning mission trips

4. Work with pastor to help lead and facilitate worship

a.Be a positive Christian influence on the TTU Campus and in the local community of Cookeville through actions and words

b.Be dedicated to the vision and mission of the TTU Wesley Foundation and the ministry of the United Methodist Church

c.Speak occasionally at services at the TTU Wesley Foundation and also at other ministries in the local area and beyond

d.Encourage all students to be intentional in their faith

e.Have an “open door” policy to be available at all times to help students with any problems or needs.

5. Assist in the development of student leaders

a.Be part of the decision making process for selecting all staff and Wesley leadership teams

b.Advise and work with student leaders in ministry

c.Lead and assist student Senior Leader in coordination of leadership team

6. Perform administrative tasks to ensure high levels of efficiency of the ministry

a.Oversee all Wesley property management

b.Coordinate “work days” for students to help maintain the property

c.Lead the planning for future property needs with Board of Directors

d.Plan, Coordinate and Host work days for local churches, sunday school classes, alumni, etc.

e.Prioritize needed repairs

f.Perform basic renovations as needed

g.Assist in the budget planning process

7. Work with the Pastor to ensure the continued sustainability of the TTU Wesley Foundation (Fundraising)

a.Plan, oversee and coordinate all TTU Wesley fundraising efforts

b.Plan fundraising banquets

c.Coordinate “Family and Friends Weekend”

d.Maintain close working relationship with the Board of Directors, specifically the Fundraising and Facilities chairpersons

e.Maintain a relationship and connection with alumni

f.Establish and continue yearly fundraising efforts

g.Encourage students and alumni to pray for the health of the TTU Wesley Foundation and support it financially as they are able

8. Fulfillment of “The Great Commission” (Mt 28:19-20)

a.Maintain consistent prayer for the ministry and its students

b.Coordinate, lead and participate in local, national and international mission trips

c.Encourage students to give back and minister to all people around them

9. Encourage students who feel they are being called to full-time ministry and others to remain active a local church after college

10. Represent TTU Wesley Foundation before the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries (BHECM)

11. Represent TTU Wesley Foundation at the UMC Tennessee Annual Conference

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Immediate supervisor: Pastor/Director

Colleagues: Director of Ministries; Board of Directors

Supervisees: Assistant Directors, Interns, Staff Coordinator, Staff, Student Volunteers

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

Undergraduate Degree with two years of campus ministry or local church experience at the intern level or higher. Must be able to speak publicly for fundraising purposes. Fundraising and program development experience beneficial. Must have demonstrated leadership, public speaking and administrative skills. Must be able to work with people and coordinate groups, especially young adults.

SPECIAL NOTE: Knowledge of basic skills in performing building repairs is very helpful.

TTU Wesley Foundation Mission:

Engaging young adults in Christian community to love God and love others.

To Apply - Please Mail or Email:

Cover Letter

Resume

One Recommendation Letter

Three References

Please submit relevant documents by email to tntechwesley@gmail.com or by mail to:

Tennessee Tech Wesley Foundation

271 E. 9th St.

Cookeville, TN 38501

Please direct any questions to us by phone at 931-526-4353 or by email to tntechwesley@gmail.com


Director of College and Young Adult Ministries

First United Methodist Church - Bloomington, Indiana

Director of College & Young Adult Ministries

First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana is a large progressive church located four blocks from Indiana University. We are seeking an enthusiastic, Christ-centered leader to direct Jubilee, our college & young adult ministry.

Position Summary

The candidate would be responsible for the direction, leadership, and growth of Jubilee by fostering opportunities for young adults to grow together as individuals and as a community, continually encouraging them in their faith while guiding them forward. The Director will also supervise a team of paid student interns working through a two-year vocational discernment program who will be responsible for implementing the ministry vision laid out by the Director. One of the primary areas of focus will be the development of an effective small-group ministry for Jubilee. The Director is a direct report to the First Methodist Pastors.

Responsibilities

•Deliver programming that lives out the vision of the church community —to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world— and engage college students and young adults in the ongoing discernment and accomplishment of this vision.

•Develop, implement, and grow the small group ministry within Jubilee.

•Help young adults transition from passive attendees to excited and active Christ-followers who use their gifts and talents to build the Kingdom of God.

•Lead Jubilee Outreach Ministry which includes an annual spring break mission trip.

•The position requires dynamic commitment to mentoring Jubilee students spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically as active followers of Christ while cultivating a strong teaching ministry.

•The director must be an active participant at First Methodist, our contemporary Open Door service, and faith communities within Bloomington.

Administrative Requirements

•Proficient communicator including but not limited to: the majority of social media platforms, email, oral, written and visual communications. Must possess Microsoft Office and some Adobe skills.

•Establish a yearly Jubilee budget and manage all expenditures.

•Possess outstanding organizational skills while constantly maintaining and updating information for all Jubilee members.

•Attend weekly staff and ministry meetings.

Qualifications

•Bachelor’s or advanced degree, preferably in related field.

•Energetic and passionate in dealing with college age students & young adults.

•Able to place and lead programming, while building teams of volunteers.

•Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills.

•Highly relational; able to communicate one-on-one and in large groups with people of all ages.

•Experienced and sensitive in dealing with the emotional and developmental needs of college students & young adults.

•Effective at dealing with conflict.

•Enthusiastic about working as a supportive member of a Christ-centered, mission-driven, high-trust ministry team.

Applicants must have Wednesday evening and Sunday morning availability.

This is a full time position without health benefits, but pension contributions are available after 1 year of service.

Salary is dependent on experience, education, and skill set of the candidate.

Desired start date is June 1, 2017.

Please submit resume, along with references, to Shelby Rodney at srodney@fumcb.org. Interviews will begin in late April. Please contact Shelby if you have questions.


Director of Youth Ministries

First UMC - Bloomington, Indiana

Director of Youth Ministries

Position Summary:

Provide leadership and direction for a relational youth ministry comprised of 50-60 middle and high school youth at a large, downtown, progressive United Methodist church in Bloomington, Indiana.

This Christ-centered, delegating leader will collaborate with church staff and adult volunteers to create a comprehensive and diverse faith-based program, which will facilitate the students’ growth in a safe and secure environment. The Director will work to create opportunities for youth that foster a community, challenge their faith, and encourage them to grow together as individuals and as a community.

Responsibilities:

•Develop and lead programming that articulates the vision of the church community (to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world) and engages youth and young adults in the ongoing discernment and accomplishment of the vision.

•Organize and lead youth activities including fellowship activities, service opportunities, and spiritual growth opportunities. This includes a yearly, weeklong mission trip in the summer.

•Conduct on-going outreach to youth, encouraging youth participation and soliciting their input and feedback. Keep parents updated on youth activities and ministry strategies in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

•Provide outreach to youth in community settings – attending plays, soccer games, dance recitals, etc. Approximately one event per week.

•Understand and act upon the expectation of growth – both spiritual growth development AND reaching additional youth.

•Be active in leadership development of volunteers and have phenomenal delegation skills.

Administrative Responsibilities:

•Maintain electronic communication, including social media and email, oral communication, and written communication with youth, parents, volunteers and the congregation at large.

•Establish and maintain health, release, and safety records for youth participants and adult volunteers.

•Establish a yearly youth budget and manage all expenditures. This includes multiple fundraising ventures.

•Maintain and update contact information for all youth and families.

•Attend weekly staff meetings.

•Possess outstanding organizational skills.

Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s or advanced degree, preferably in related field.

•Energetic and passionate in dealing with youth.

•Experienced and sensitive in dealing with the emotional and developmental needs of youth.

•Deal effectively with conflict.

•Able to plan and lead youth programming, while building teams of adult volunteers to help support and run programs.

•Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to work effectively with diverse leaders, volunteers, and members of a church congregation.

•Able to work in a collaborative environment.

•Excellent relational skills; able to communicate one-on-one and in large groups with people of all ages.

•Self-starter and self-motivator, able to work flexibly with both close and distant supervision.

•Knowledge and support of basic United Methodist beliefs and principles.

•Ability to occasionally lift heavy items and participate in activities that require a certain level of physical fitness.

Applicants must have Sunday availability during morning worship services and evening youth group times.

This is a full time position without health benefits, but pension contributions are available after 1 year of service.

Salary is dependent on experience, education, and skill set of the candidate.

Desired start date is June 1, 2017.

Please submit resume, along with references, to Shelby Rodney at srodney@fumcb.org. Interviews will begin in April. Please contact Shelby if you have questions.


Wesley Foundation Director

Millsaps College

Director of the Wesley Foundation

Office of the Chaplain and Director of Church Relations

Position Description

The Director of the Wesley Foundation at Millsaps College leads a program of campus ministry to facilitate a faith-oriented educational experience for students based on Wesleyan principles. The Director serves as a pastor to students by providing spiritual counseling, faith-based outreach events, worship, Bible study, and fellowship.

The Director reports to the Chaplain and Director of Church Relations, with additional accountability to the Millsaps Wesley Advisory Board and the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Committee of the Mississippi Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to the following:

Campus Ministry

Serve as the primary representative for campus ministry for The United Methodist Church on campus and work to develop faith-based student engagement.

In the true Wesleyan tradition, create a hospitable atmosphere to build a diverse and inclusive community of Millsaps students to foster spiritual and religious growth.

As a member of the religious life team, be available and inviting to students beyond the United Methodist tradition.

Plan and implement spiritual and religious activities for students, including worship services, fellowship activities, Bible studies, mission trips, etc.

Organize and hold campus outreach events to raise student awareness of the Wesley Foundation.

Provide spiritual counseling to students.

Organize and lead a student leadership team.

Provide for mentoring for students in vocational discernment.

Administration

Manage the planning and implementation of all Wesley Foundation activities.

Work with the Chaplain and Advisory Board to accomplish the mission and vision of the Wesley Foundation.

Work with the Chaplain and Advisory Board to develop an annual budget.

Work with the Chaplin and Advisory Board to develop and implement and annual fundraising program for the Wesley Foundation.

Be knowledgeable about and follow all Millsaps College guidelines for student campus activities.

Prepare and submit all required Annual Conference and College reports.

Collaborate with the Chaplain on a plan of visitation to local churches, and community college to promote the Wesley Foundation and Millsaps College.

Participate with the religious life team of the Office of the Chaplain.

Personal Development

Participate in district and conference meetings, gatherings, and events.

Attend the annual Statewide Wesley Retreat

Attend bi-annual campus ministry training provided by the Annual Conference.

Participate in relevant professional associations, conferences, and seminars.

Evaluation and Compensation

A yearly evaluation will be conducted by the Chaplain and Director of Church Relations, with input from the Advisory Board.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and professional qualifications, subject to yearly adjustment.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.

A master’s degree from an accredited college of university is preferred.

Membership in The United Methodist Church is required.

Ordination or Commissioning in The United Methodist Church is preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three references to Kenneth Townsend. Email kenneth.townsend@millsaps.edu and please reference “Director of the Wesley Foundation” in the subject line.

Millsaps is an accredited, privately-supported, national liberal arts college founded in 1890. Ranked as the Best College in Mississippi by Forbes, Millsaps is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education and has been praised by Colleges That Change Lives, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Insight Magazine.

Located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, Millsaps is a vital part of this progressive southern metropolitan area of nearly half a million people. Jackson is home to world-class museums and exhibits, thriving festivals and events, James Beard Foundation chefs and restaurants, and a multitude of world-class authors, painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines.

Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.


Wesley Foundation Director

Midwestern State University

The Center for Leadership Development is looking to hire the next Director for The Wesley Foundation at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Overview: The Director will oversee all operations of the Wesley Foundation to include programming, administration and developing Christian leaders. The purpose of The Wesley Foundation is to build a community of Christ followers and develop principled Wesleyan Christian leaders.

Reports to: Wesley Foundation Board of Directors and Kelly Carpenter of the Center for Leadership Development, North Texas Conference, UMC.

Hours: Full time (depending on the applicant)

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

Ministry to College Students:

• Develop, promote and coordinate a balanced program of activities and discipleship to college students.

• Involve students and student leaders in outreach programs that are both evangelistic and missional.

• Plan monthly activities to involve students in programs of The United Methodist Church the Wesley Foundation including outreach, mission, bible study groups, and community opportunities. leadership development.

• Be available evenings and weekends for university and church activities; schedule office hours and availability.

• Provide pastoral care to college students as needed.

• Support students in their college life and their faith journey with Christ.

Ministry Leadership:

• Encourage student leadership to strengthen attendance, organize events, and promote bible study.

• Enlist a balance of men and women for members of The Wesley Board.

• Attend board meetings and provide evidence of nurturing the spiritual growth and discipleship of participants in the ministry of the Wesley.

• Provide training opportunities in church and/or at state and national levels.

Education and Experience:

• College degree in related field; seminary education a plus.

• Strong church references.

• Experience on church staff preferred.

Finance:

• Draw up a yearly budget for with board members and submit to Conference.

• Keep detailed records for accounting purposes.

Travel:

• Attend yearly North Texas Annual Conference.

• Have a clean driving record in order to drive The Wesley van.

• Training, ministry opportunities and other events or activities.

Other Responsibilities:

• Active member of the United Methodist Church.

• Desire to make disciples and profess their faith.

• Love for college age young adults.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send resume and references to Kelly Carpenter at Kelly@ntcumc.org.


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