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This page is for job openings related to RCA churches, ministries, and organizations. Postings are also open to United Church of Christ (UCC), Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and Christian Reformed Church (CRC) denominations.

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Social Media Specialist

Church or Organization: Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)

Grand Rapids, MI

Full-time

Are you passionate about using your communications skills to help spread the Gospel? If so, Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI), the media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has a full time (40 hrs/wk) opening for a Social Media Specialist. This position will be based in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office. The person serving in this position will plan and post content, interact with online audiences, and generally assist in social media initiatives.

For details visit www.crcna.org/jobs or to apply complete an online application attaching a current resume and cover letter by December 11, 2019.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties include the following.

  1. Select, write, edit, post content to specific social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) of ReFrame Media programs as designated.
  2. Schedule and post planned content to specific social media presences.
  3. Monitor, engage, develop, police and respond to ministry conversations and community interaction
  4. Assist in analyzing primary audience needs and expectations and developing creative concepts for inviting interaction and engagement.
  5. Create or select adjunct content in various forms as needed, such as images, illustrations, videos, written copy, etc.
  6. Monitor analytics, trends, and statistics with an eye towards reacting to or predicting opportunities or challenges
  7. Work with other marketing staff to develop and implement multi-channel messaging campaigns
  8. Execute marketing procedures, plans, and schedules for promoting ReFrame brands, titles, and programs
  9. Write content for various uses online (such as newsletters, Wikipedia, etc.)
  10. Any additional tasks as assigned by supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  1. Able to support the mission, vision, and values of the CRCNA.
  2. Demonstrated writing, editing, and computer productivity skills
  3. Demonstrated communication, messaging, and promotional techniques
  4. Demonstrated understanding of the online landscape, social tools, and networking trends
  5. Demonstrated ability to take initiative to explore new possibilities
  6. Ability to contribute productively alone or within a team context
  7. A professional and enthusiastic attitude to assigned work
  8. A broad world view, with interest in cross-cultural and international matters. First-hand exposure to international cultures helpful.

Education and Experience

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication or a related field is preferred.
  2. Two years’ experience in marketing, preferably with an online emphasis.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
 

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Director of Youth Ministries

Church or Organization: Adventure-Life Reformed Church

Altoona, IA

Part-time

Adventure-Life Reformed Church of Altoona, Iowa is looking for a creative, spiritually mature, relational person who can effectively reach, lead, equip, and disciple youth and youth leaders.  This is a part-time salaried position.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of all youth ministries in the church which includes a weekly youth group meeting and annual confirmation classes, special youth projects and events.
  • Develop, lead and promote ways to recruit and empower adults to serve in the youth ministry.
  • Involve youth in working alongside the various generations of the church in ministry together.
  • Connect with the youth both inside and outside of church functions.
  • Manage the youth ministry budget.

Complete job description 

Church profile

Website: https://www.adventurelife.org/

Contact: Pastor Tom VandeBerg  (515) 669-9619

Date Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Donor Engagement Manager

Church or Organization: Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)

Grand Rapids, MI

Full-time

Resonate Global Mission, the mission agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has full-time (40 hours/week) opening for Donor Engagement Manager. The position will give leadership to the development and implementation of fundraising strategies and oversee fundraising programs. The Manager is responsible for leading a best-in-class team of fundraisers to generate financial support by developing relationships with current and prospective donors; as well as provide leadership and supervision to the bi-national donor engagement team and provide analysis and financial reporting of fundraising programs.

To apply, visit  www.crcna.org/jobs to complete an on-line application attaching a current cover letter and resume by December 13, 2019.

Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following
1. Provide leadership and supervision of the bi-national donor engagement team.
      a. Facilitate the annual planning process and establish performance metrics for entity relations, major, middle, mass and planned giving donor files in alignment with Resonate’s ministry priorities.
      b. Provide accountability and support to team members ensuring the annual regional development plans are effectively implemented, provide evaluation and upgrading of donor development activities for effective performance.
      c. Decide where to allocate resources that maximize fundraising results
      d. Participate as a member of the Mission Advancement leadership team, providing input for advancement activities and strategic issues

2. Manage a major donor portfolio to generate support for the ministry.
      a. Develop a moves management strategy for assigned portfolio
      b. Identify donor funding opportunities and collaborate on proposal development with Communications.
      c. Provide appropriate reporting to donors including impact reports and opportunities to participate in ministry visits.
      d. Promote Planned Giving opportunities with assigned donors
      e. Maintain accurate records in the database on related fundraising activity.

3. Lead fundraising team members, throughout the employee life cycle, including hiring, onboarding, training, goal-setting, managing and recognizing performance and inspiring employee growth.

4. Identify and address current trends that affect Resonate Global Mission’s fund development plans and it relationships with its donors.

5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position will supervise Missionary Support Funding Leader, Donor Relationship Managers and Mass Donor Engagement Leader

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement.
  2. Understanding and passion for the mission of God and ability to communicate enthusiasm for the ministry of Resonate Global Mission.
  3. Demonstrated ability in executing fund development principles and how best to integrate these into donor engagement and support for Resonate.
  4. Ability to plan, manage and monitor a development budget and demonstrate return on investment of development activities.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills (listening skills) and is able to deal with a variety of audiences of all ages and diverse settings.
  6. Demonstrated capacity and skill to lead, collaborate, and network in a team environment.
  7. Demonstrated well-developed organizational skills to direct the activities of self and others to ensure projects are completed and targets achieved.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used computer applications, internet research and constituent relationship management tools.

Education and/or Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree is preferred, in a related field such as business, marketing and communications or nonprofit management and/or equivalent work
  2. Demonstrated experience and success in fundraising
  3. Demonstrated experience in leading teams.
  4. Certificated Fundraising Executive or related accreditation is an asset.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The duties listed in this description are representative of the type of work and work environment of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position does require some travel within the United States and Canada, and may require overseas travel.
  • Able to travel and work with a flexible schedule to accommodate evening meetings and weekend presentations.
     
Date Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019
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Content Coordinator

Church or Organization: Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)

Grand Rapids, MI

Part-time

Raise Up Global Ministries is looking for a Content Developer for the Discover Your Bible (Coffee Break) program. The position will be 16-20 hours/week and can be located at 1700 E 28th Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan or possibly remote. The position will work with colleagues in-person and remotely. The position reports to the DYB Program Manager and is entrusted with maintaining and further developing the content of the DYB materials including the book development process. Raise Up programs include the Timothy Leadership Training Program, Coffee Break (Discover Your Bible), and Educational Care. This position could possibly be combined with the DYB Program Manager role to create a full-time position.

To apply complete an on-line application, submitting a current cover letter and resume indicating your interest by December 29, 2019.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

  1. Evaluate, update, and implement the product development process
  2. Set schedule, in coordination with the DYB Program Manager, for new and revised material publication
  3. Conduct the final substantive edit on all DYB materials and final proofing before materials go to print.
  4. Maintain up to date files of all DYB materials in all languages in Google Drive and DYB sales website
  5. Develop a network of writers that represent diverse perspectives while still maintaining an overall Reformed theology in DYB materials
  6. Coordinate with MSS for the theological review and other steps of the product development process
  7. Regular involvement with DYB workshops and groups to maintain a close understanding of current group needs
  8. Perform such other duties and responsibilities as requested

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Qualifications

  1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement
  2. Demonstrated commitment to promote a work environment that values diversity and equality, as well as have respectful relationships with others
  3. Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  4. Excellent organizational skills
  5. Project management skills and an understanding of how to manage the priorities of multiple projects
  6. Ability to collaborate across multiple teams effectively
  7. Disciplined, self-motivated work style, proactive
  8. Experience editing and proofreading
  9. Strong theological background in the Reformed traditionProficiency in using Microsoft Office products, Google Apps, and social media tools


Education and/or Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in theology, English, and ministry or other related field required, Masters preferred
  2. Minimum three years of experience in editing, content development, or related work
  3. Preferred experience in training pastors and lay leaders, educational leaders, OR leading Bible discovery groups

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
 

Date Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019
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Senior Administrative Specialist

Church or Organization: 1955

Grand Rapids, MI

Part-time

Raise Up Global Ministries is looking for a dynamic Program Manager for the Discover Your Bible (Coffee Break) program. The position will be 24-32 hours/week and can be located at 1700 E 28th Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan or possibly remote. The position will work with colleagues and supervise staff remotely. The position is focused on working with the Operations Manager to implement significant updates to the program including a new sales platform and subscription leadership education platform, developing and implementing a strategic plan to grow the program both nationally and internationally, and building and resourcing a network of ministry partners. Raise Up programs include the Timothy Leadership Training Program, Coffee Break (Discover Your Bible), and Educational Care. This position could possibly be combined with the DYB Content Developer role to create a full-time position.

To apply, visit www.crcna.org/jobs and complete an on-line application, submitting a current cover letter and resume indicating your interest by December 15, 2019.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

  1. Focus on building, training and networking the Program’s operational and ministry partners within the designated field and distribution structure that applies to the Program
  2. Resource, manage, monitor, coach and assist the Program’s partners, administrators and trainers at various levels in an international and national context
  3. Supervise the Program’s Ministry team
  4. Implement and execute quality assurance controls for the Program and its training activities worldwide consistent with the Training Group’s standards
  5. Conduct and coordinate trainings and other operations worldwide for programs directly implemented by the Training Group as well as for the Programs implemented through its partners for the benefit of various operating teams
  6. Manage the deployment of other products and services as the Training Group may from time to time develop them, acquire rights from others, and/or work in partnership or joint ventures with others for such new training activities
  7. Develop and lead an ongoing communication and marketing strategy appropriate to the ministry
  8. Develop and maintain partnership agreements with congregations, denominations, mission agencies and other organizations for implementation of the Program in various ministry settings
  9. Report on the ministry and raise awareness of global mission by preaching, teaching and speaking in the CRCNA (and other) congregations
  10. Engage in fundraising for the Program and the Non-Formal Training Department
  11.  Perform such other duties and responsibilities as requested

Supervisory Responsibilities
Any assigned Staff

Qualifications

  1. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement.
  2. Demonstrated aptitude for working with and managing people in a cross-cultural setting.
  3. Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  4. Planning and facilitation skills needed to offer training workshops
  5. Ability to create training strategies and the plans, budgets, and reports to implement and manage them
  6. Ability to work with partners and coach them in training program implementation
  7. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products, Google Apps, and social media tools

Additional Information

  1. Master’s degree in education, educational management and ministry or other related field preferred
  2. At least 5 years of administrative and management experience, in cross-cultural missions and/or forms of non-formal adult education
  3. Preferred experience in training and developing curricula for pastors and lay leaders, educational leaders, OR leading Bible discovery groups

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

International travel required, some of which may involve a degree of physical hardship.

 

Date Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019
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Children’s Ministry Director

Church or Organization: Shalom Christian Reformed Church

Sioux Falls, SD

Part-time

Shalom Christian Reformed Church, a growing and vibrant congregation, is seeking a dynamic part-time Children’s Ministry Director. The CMD will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day direction of Shalom’s ministry to children 5th grade and younger. The CMD will assist the Children’s Ministry Team in coordinating ministry to children with the Youth Ministry Team and the Adult and Family Ministry Team as part of a comprehensive staff ministry. This position is scheduled for 25 hours a week, which may vary depending on the seasonal workload. Please visit our website at www.shalomcrc.org for a full job description. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional/personal references to office@shalomcrc.org.

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Dunningville Reformed Church

Allegan, MI

Part-time

Dunningville Reformed Church is seeking a Minister of the Word and Sacraments for a part time position, approximately 25 to 30 hrs. /wk. They will need to be an Ordained or Commissioned Pastor in the Reformed Church of America. The Minister will assume the leadership role of the Dunningville Reformed Church and will team with the Dunningville Reformed Consistory and Congregation to fully present Jesus Christ to our church family, community, and world. The Minister will also need to demonstrate Christian love for others and his/her conduct will reflect Biblical principles and values.

JOB OBJECTIVE

  • As Minister serve as the President of Dunningville Reformed Church.
  • Administer the Word and Sacraments as directed by the RCA and the Book of Church Order.
  • Prepare sermons and interpret the Bible to better convey its true meaning.
  • Conduct worship services and provide input on music and scripture.
  • Incorporate the Lord’s Prayer, Apostles’ Creed, Heidelberg Catechism, Et al. into the services.
  • Assist the Board of Elders on other sermon/worship activities as required.
  • Preside over Congregational, Consistory, Elder, and Deacon Committee meetings.
  • Provide guidance for other committees as required.
  • As a member of the Zeeland Classis participate in required Classis meetings and functions.
  • Cooperate with local Ministeriums.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.      Preaching:

  • Preaching the majority of services as defined by contract negotiations.
  • Preaching at special services: Maundy Thursday, Thanksgiving service and/or others.
  • Officiating at funeral/wedding services:

A.      Dunningville members and congregants.
B.      Others with the Board of Elders’ approval.
C.      Officiating at weddings with the Board of Elders’ approval

2.      Pastoral Care:

  • Coordinate and oversee the Consistory Congregational Care Groups.
  • Make hospital visits on members and congregants of DRC.
  • Make bereavement calls on members and congregants of DRC.
  • Respond to crisis and emergency calls from members and congregants of DRC.
  • Be available for informal consultation with members and congregants of DRC.
  • Call on congregant widows and widowers a minimum of twice a year.
  • Call on shut-ins a minimum of four times a year.
  • Conduct follow up visits with potential members with Consistory member assistance.
  • Submit a weekly office hour schedule and be willing to schedule evening appointments.

3.      Counseling:

  • Provide premarital counseling for those requesting marriage.
  • Provide basic interventional grief and crisis counseling
  • Refer counselees to professional counselors as required.

4.      Teaching:

  • Assist the Education/Outreach Elder in developing and coordinating educational programs.
  • Serve as a resource for monthly potluck presentations.
  • Teach a series in the Sunday school program if required.
  • Provide a new member class, etc. when the need arises.

5.      Other:

  • Provide office volunteers with pertinent worship/bulletin information in a timely manner.
  • Attend church activities.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • The Minister will lead an active prayer life and read the scriptures.
  • The Minister will demonstrate his love for God and others.
  • The Minister will participate in studies designed to improve his job skills.
  • The Minister will be provided a vacation period.

EVALUATION:
The Minister reports to the Dunningville Reformed Church Consistory and will be evaluated annually in November or December. The Consistory will seek input from volunteer staff, lay leaders, and random congregants for the evaluation. Following the evaluation process the health of our church and the effectiveness of our ministries at Dunningville Reformed Church will be discussed by the Dunningville Reformed Consistory.

For more information about the position or to request a church profile please contact Molly Towne (mtowne@rca.org). You may also request for additional information or to submit a profile for review by the search committee to (DRChurch2559@outlook.com) .
 

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Grace Reformed & Corsica Christian Reformed Church

Corsica, SD

Full-time

We are seeking our next Pastor to lead us into a new chapter of ministry. We are one worshipping body of believers, representing the CRC & RCA churches of Corsica.

We’re asking God to send us a person passionate about preaching the Bible, calling on God’s people, and providing spiritual leadership to our intergenerational family and greater community.

If God is prompting you to investigate this unique opportunity, please email your resume to scott.muckey@k12.sd.us
 

Date Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019
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Director of Youth and Children's Ministries

Church or Organization: The Community Church

Ada, MI

Part-time

About the position: Develop, coordinate, and provide overall leadership to the children’s and youth ministry of The Community Church in Ada, with a special emphasis on grades 3-8. Part-time.

About the employer: The Community Church in Ada seeks to follow in the way of Christ by doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. We strive for authentic relationships and we find courage for tough conversations. If we err, we will do it on the side of grace. We are a progressive-leaning congregation in the Reformed Church in America denomination.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Actively seeks to grow toward spiritual and emotional maturity in Christ
  • Relates comfortably with people of all ages
  • Organized and self-motivated
  • Works well both independently and with a team
  • Navigates conflict with courage and grace
  • Communicates effectively both interpersonally and in writing
  • College education
  • Experience leading youth and children

General Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of The Community Church in Ada and participates in the overall life of the congregation including weekly worship services
  • Establish regular office hours, attend weekly staff meetings, and meet regularly with senior pastors and other staff and volunteers as needed
  • Collaborate with senior pastors and key volunteers to map out a comprehensive strategy for faith formation from birth through grade 12
  • Communicate with the congregation regarding children and youth ministries via bulletin boards, newsletters, up-front announcements, social media, and informal conversation
  • General Administration: recruit, screen, train, schedule, and support volunteers, ensure compliance with Child Protection Policy, maintain accurate database information, manage budgets
  • Adhere to the Personnel Policy of The Community Church in Ada     

Specific Responsibilities:

Nursery

  • Oversee the nursery ministry by providing supervision for the nursery staff person

Children’s Ministry

  • Provide administrative and operational support for the Children’s Ministry Team
  • Participate on the Sunday morning teaching team for upper elementary, teaching approximately one time a month

Middle School Youth: Design and implement a middle school youth ministry that…

  • Meets at least bi-weekly
  • Fosters a relationship with God through biblical exploration and spiritual practices
  • Nurtures authentic relationships between and among youth and adults
  • Provides a safe space to discuss life’s difficult questions
  • Creates opportunities for service projects and play
  • Offers opportunities for yearly retreats; director will leads retreat groups as needed

High School Youth

  • Coordinate with volunteers to foster relationships, plan service opportunities and other events as requested
  • Develop a vision for high school youth ministry for the middle school students to grow into

Complete other duties as assigned to support the operations of the church

Reports to the senior pastor

Status and Benefits:
Non-exempt
15 hours a week
Paid time off (prorated accrual begins after 90 days)

Submit resumes to mara@thecommunity-ada.org by December 16th, 2019. Desired start date: week of January 6th, 2020.

 

Date Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Project Coordinator

Church or Organization: CRCNA

Grand Rapids, MI

Full-time

Ministry Support Services, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) has a full-time (40 hrs/wk) opening for a Project Coordinator in our Grand Rapids, Michigan offices. This position will receive and coordinate ministry requests for design, editorial, web, printing, purchasing, and mailing services. Ensure high level of service to ministries and effective use of CRCNA resources.

Visit  www.crcna.org/jobs to apply complete and submit an online application, attaching a resume and cover letter no later than December 6, 2019.

Responsibilities & Essential Duties include the following:


1. Process requests from ministries, establish a plan, and monitor activity through all phases of a project.
      a. Maintain partner relationships with ministry staff.
      b. Gather project details and enter into project management system.
      c. Request estimates and quotes from vendors as needed.
      d. Establish a schedule to meet ministry needs.
      e. Ensure smooth handoffs between functional areas within Ministry Support Services.
      f. Provide status updates to staff and vendors directly or via the project management system.
      g. Provide overall coordination to assure satisfactory completion and delivery.
2. Working with other Ministry Support Services staff, purchase products and services.
      a. Maintain relationships with vendors.
      b. Review production-ready files to insure compliance with industry standards.
      c. Prepare purchase orders.
      d. Insure quality control, comparing the final result to purchase order and approve invoices.
      e. Archive completed projects including any pertinent comments for the future.
3. Stay current on new technology. Adopt and maintain project management, communication, and productivity tools as required.
4. Stay current on US and Canadian postal regulations and pricing.
5. Perform other tasks and regularly report on work assigned by the Ministry Support Services Co-Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
1. Able to support the mission, vision, and values of the CRCNA
2. Excellent project management skills. Ability to manage many projects and details. Strong ability to set priorities and discipline one’s own time.
3. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of staff.
4. Understanding of project planning, workflow, and scheduling—especially with regard to communication projects (e.g. development of print and digital materials, ads, direct mail).
5. Ability to organize, develop, and communicate operational procedures and documents using industry-recognized tools for:
      a. Communications (e.g. Freshdesk, G Suite Slack)
      b. Project management (e.g. Trello, Asana)
      c. Timekeeping and expense tracking (e.g. Harvest)
6. Demonstrated intermediate proficiency in commonly used computer applications.
7. Ability to work effectively as an organizational team member.

Education and Experience
1. Professional job-related experience in project coordination including job planning, estimating, purchasing, and reporting required. Experience in design and print project management a plus.
2. Bachelor's degree, preferably in business or management field, or equivalent in demonstrated professional experience.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
 

Date Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Church Nursery Supervisor

Church or Organization: The Community Church

Ada, MI

Part-time

About the position: Oversee nursery operations and provide care for two to twelve children in the church nursery on Sunday mornings. Part-time.

About the employer: The Community Church in Ada seeks to follow in the way of Christ by doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. We strive for authentic relationships and we find courage for tough conversations. If we err, we will do it on the side of grace. We are a progressive-leaning congregation in the Reformed Church in America denomination.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Actively seeks to grow toward spiritual and emotional maturity in Christ
  • Relates comfortably with people of all ages, but especially children
  • Organized and self-motivated, works well both independently and with a team
  • Experienced with child care
  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of The Community Church in Ada

Responsibilities:

  • Provide care for children in the church nursery from 8:30 until 11:30 on Sunday mornings. Possible additional paid hours for childcare at occasional church events
  • Maintain nursery operations: organize toys and supplies weekly, clean toys regularly, request toy upgrades and supply orders as needed
  • Administration: maintain accurate database information for children, schedule volunteers, track nursery budget, communicate effectively with volunteers
  • Ensure compliance with Child Protection Policy
  • Adhere to the Personnel Policy of The Community Church in Ada
  • Complete other duties as assigned to support the operations of the church

Reports to the Children’s and Youth Ministries Director

Status and Benefits:
Non-exempt
4 hours a week; $12-15 per hour

Submit resumes to mara@thecommunity-ada.org by December 16th, 2019.
Desired start date: week of January 6th, 2020.


 

Date Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Student Pastor

Church or Organization: The Reformed Church of Bronxville

Bronxville, NY

Full-time

The Reformed Church of Bronxville is searching of a "Student Pastor" to cultivate relationships with students and their families. The Student Pastor will teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to our Middle School & High School youth groups as well as nurture them in spiritual growth. This person should have high spiritual maturity, strong relational and communication skills and experience in leadership and administration. This individual will also be mentored by a team of clergy in a collaborative learning environment.

The Reformed Church of Bronxville is a church with over 800 family members in Bronxville, New York, located in Westchester County, approximately 16 miles north of mid-town Manhattan. The church is blessed a skilled and dedicated staff and administration, an active and engaged Consistory, and a sizeable and healthy congregation. The church enjoys a wonderful physical facility, offers extensive programming, houses and nursery school and is situated right in the heart of scenic Bronxville, NY.

The position is full-time and ongoing, meaning the church is making a significant commitment to the student ministry. The Student Pastor will be accountable to the Senior Minister and supported by all the clergy, Youth Council members and parents. Compensation will be full-time salary and benefits commensurate with an experienced minister or senior leadership position. We are accepting interest from both ordained ministers and those with significant experience in Christian education and student ministry. For more information and for a detailed job description, please email The Reformed Church at studentministry@reformedchurch.org.

Date Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Pastor of Faith Formation

Church or Organization: Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church

Lacombe, AB

Full-time

Desiring to grow in our faith and mission, Woody Nook CRC in Lacombe, AB is seeking a Pastor of Faith Formation to join our team. As part of a team of three co-pastors who will share the tasks of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care, the Pastor of Faith Formation will provide organizational leadership to facilitate spiritual development for all ages through education, leadership development, and various church ministries. We envision a team of equals working with council and congregation to enhance each other’s unique gifts as together we serve our Triune God.

If you wish to begin a conversation or receive more information, you are invited to contact us at wncrc.calling@gmail.com.

 

Date Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Abbe Reformed Church

Clymer, NY

Full-time

Position Description: Minister of Word and Sacrament

We are praying for a pastor to shepherd our flock as we step into the next chapter of God's calling upon the Church. We prioritize Biblical leadership and solid preaching. Clymer is a small and close-knit community and therefore it is essential that the pastor be part of the community. We are also a congregation which is proud of our older members and the role they have, and continue to play in our church. As a result, we value visitation and spiritual care for all ages, but especially for those who are no longer able to come physically to our fellowship. We pray that it goes without saying that we cherish the littlest among us and invest a large proportion of all our resources into discipleship of the next generation starting from a very young age. We have many ministries to prove God's faithfulness and our commitment. We are earnestly praying for a humble, genuine, down-to-earth, flexible servant who carries a missionary's heart to the world. As a small community we offer great blessings as well as unique challenges.
 

Date Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: First Reformed Church of New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

Part-time

Our pastor will provide leadership for our church in the three primary areas of:

  • Outreach – strengthening FRC’s welcoming invitation to the community around us, such as but not limited to:
    • Develop strategic plan for FRC outreach initiatives
    • Be personally present to and develop FRC “boots on the ground” strategy for neighborhood welcome and ministry
    • Attend monthly city-sponsored homeless agency meeting
    • Direct FRC’s support for and networking with groups providing care for persons with special needs and their families
  • Spirituality – strengthening FRC’s awareness of God’s presence and relationship
    • Display a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and commitment to the Christian faith 
    • Nurture our congregation as we discover a renewed sense of spiritual purpose
    • Support and supplement lay-lead Bible study and other adult small groups
  • Worship – strengthening FRC’s expression of praise, attentiveness and response to God
    • Coordinate worship planning with Music Director and other personnel as appropriate
    • Develop sermon calendar, suggest and develop themes and share sermons in everyday language that inspire our faithful response
    • Respect our traditions while creatively planning worship that offer us new experiences

Our pastor will exercise this leadership in these areas of ministry focus for our church by:

  • Modeling – exhibiting a personal character that embraces these three emphases and a personal willingness to make them a priority 
  • Teaching – helping our congregation understand the depth and significance of these priorities
  • Equipping – empowering our congregation members to embrace these priority emphases with increasing degrees of comfort
  • Delegating – Entrusting our congregation members to engage these priority emphases in specific ways of service

Our pastor will also provide the customary ministries of pastoral visitation, officiating weddings and funerals, providing primary worship leadership for seasonal worship (Advent/Christmas; Lent/Easter) and faithfully attend to the related administrative tasks.

In recognition of the wide variation of people’s giftedness and of the constraints of this being a part-time position, it is envisioned that this position will have flexibility in terms of how the position is “lived.”  The position will develop over time, and it is expected that the Consistory and the Pastor will keep open lines of communication on how the priority emphases are being met, adjusting as needed to provide both for the flourishing of the pastor’s giftedness and of the congregation’s growth in these ministry priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Seminary Graduate (M.Div) or the equivalent theological education
  • Ordained and a participating member in good standing with their current classis in the RCA, or equivalent governing body in their current denomination
  • Is firmly committed to Reformed theology
  • Has served as a pastor, or as a spiritual leader in ministry, with staff leadership experience
  • Believes in, accepts, and embraces the mission of First Reformed Church, New Brunswick
  • Experience leading worship and preaching 

Position is part-time:  

  • Includes part-time salary, retirement contributions and reimbursement of ministry-related expenses
  • Two weeks of paid vacation
  • Study leave as approved by the church board (Consistory)
  • Salary is commensurate with classis guidelines and experience of individual candidate**

 

Date Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019
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Worship Leader

Church or Organization: Woodhaven Reformed Church

Byron Center, MI

Part-time

With God’s guidance Woodhaven Reformed Church is seeking a humble and energetic Worship Director for a part‐time position (20-24 hours per week with more hours based on passion, skill set and church needs).

Woodhaven desires to be a Transformational Presence in its community, and as such believes our next Worship Director needs to be focused on creating a relationally engaging environment that ultimately strives every week to put a giant smile on the Lord’s face.

That said, the primary responsibilities of the Worship leader are two-fold; first, they will lead a thoroughly blended worship service in which the whole community is capable of participating in worship. And second, by growing and discipling the music ministry at Woodhaven Reformed Church. This person will be directly accountable to our new Senior Pastor. Other duties and responsibilities are as follows:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Continue to grow and mature in Christ as a godly person of integrity. Strong sense of calling and identity in Christ. Demonstrated leadership in being able to disciple those in his/her sphere of influence.
  2. Provide leadership, vision, and passion for Woodhaven in the area of music worship ministries that is in line with the overall vision, purpose and mission of our Church. (Vocal Team and Band)
  3. Coordinate with the Senior Pastor to create and lead a well-planned and engaging Sunday morning worship service. This includes leading the Sunday Worship service and recruiting and developing a worship team, and scheduling vocalists. Responsibilities include preparation for and leading rehearsals, as well as consulting with the Senior Pastor to coordinate the music for the Sunday services.
  4. Proficiency in leading worship with a strong vocal and instrumental ability.
  5. Develop and administer an annual budget for the worship ministry in accordance with the financial policies of the church.
  6. When available, perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES:

Please submit your resume to the following email address: Search@Woodhavenministries.com

Thank you,

The Worship Leader Search Team

 

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Kids Coordinator

Church or Organization: Jamestown Harbor Church

Hudsonville, MI

Part-time

Position Description (part-time 25 hours/week)

MISSION
The Jamestown Harbor Kids Coordinator will help people find their way back to God by providing direct leadership of all Kids programming at Jamestown Harbor Church.

Position Grade: Part-time/Hourly/Non-Exempt
Ministry Team: Jamestown Harbor Staff – Ministry Leadership Team
Reporting Relationship: Jamestown Harbor Pastor of Care and Discipleship

The Jamestown Harbor Kids Coordinator serves as a member of the Jamestown Harbor staff and is responsible for the following:

  • Recruitment, coaching, & leadership of Kids ministry volunteer teams.
  • Oversight of Sunday morning Kids programming.
  • Oversight the implementation of all Harbor Kids policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the communication and connection with parents.
  • Collaborating and implementing ministry values from the Harbor Kids Cross Cmpus Team.

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LEADING VOLUNTEERS
The Kids Coordinator provides collaborative leadership with other Kids ministry staff and is responsible for recruiting and leading all Harbor Kids
volunteers.
Result #1:  The Kids Coordinator has met regularly with the Early Childhood Coordinator in order to collaborate.
Result #2:  The Kids Coordinator has developed and lead a volunteer recruitment process that has resulted in enough volunteers to maintain the correct child to volunteer ratio during Kids programming and other ministry events by September 1st of each year.
Result #3:  The Kids Coordinator has ensured every volunteer has a results-based job description outlining a clear path to success.
Result #4:  The Kids Coordinator has developed and lead a training and equipping strategy that has equipped volunteers to thrive in their unique roles.
Result #5:  The Kids Coordinator has lead regular team meetings with volunteers to build community and collaboration including at least one opportunity each week to meet one-on-one with a volunteer.

KIDS PROGRAMMING
The Kids Coordinator designs and oversees all ministry programming.
Result #6:  The Kids Coordinator has implemented all aspects of curriculum for kids programming, in collaboration with the cross-campus Harbor Kids values.
Result #7:  The Kids Coordinator has ensured that parents have had an excellent and warm experience with Harbor Kids Ministry.
Result #8:  The Kids Coordinator has ensured there are enough volunteers to implement kids programming on Sunday mornings, including team leaders.
Result #9:  The Kids Coordinator has implemented a leadership development program for children (KidLead, etc.)

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Kids Coordinator ensures all policies and procedures are implemented
Result #10:  The Kids Coordinator has ensured that all kids programming is safe, clean and well-organized.
Result #11:  The Kids Coordinator has overseen and effectively implemented all Harbor Kids policies and procedures.
Result #12:  The Kids Coordinator has provided adequate training on all policies and procedures for all Harbor Kids volunteers.

PARENTS & COMMUNICATION
The Kids Coordinator is the primary point of connection and communication to parents of children in the church.
Result #13:  The Kids Coordinator has communicated regularly with parents in the church providing them information in a timely manner for all upcoming
ministry opportunities.
Result #14:  The Kids Coordinator has continuously developed partnership and resources with parents.
Result #15:  The Kids Coordinator has followed up with parents who reach out personally, on the phone, or via text or email within 24 hours.
Result #16:  The Kids Coordinator has overseen and implemented all aspects of communication for Harbor Kids at Jamestown Harbor.  This will leave parents feeling informed, connected and excited about the Harbor Kids Programming.

HARBOR CHURCHES
The Kids Coordinator connects their campus ministry to the overall Harbor Kids values and strategies.
Result #17:  The Kids Coordinator is an active and collaborative participant of the Cross-Campus Harbor Kids Team.
Result #18:  The Kids Coordinator has participated in the collaboration and implementation of the values and practices of Harbor Kids at Jamestown Harbor.
Result #19:  The Kids Coordinator has assisted in the development of new Harbor Kids ministry as needed at new campuses that are led by Jamestown Harbor Church.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports to Jamestown Harbor’s Pastor of Care and Discipleship.
  • Oversees and Manages Jamestown Harbor’s Early Childhood Coordinator.
  • Collaborates with Kids ministry leaders from other campuses.
  • Provides direction and oversight for volunteers serving in areas of responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum requirements for the position include:

  • A working knowledge of children’s ministries.
  • A strong desire to lead/shepherd and empower volunteers in the spiritual formation of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and lead volunteers towards accomplishment of goals.
  • Ability to organize ministry and lead others to engage in its leadership.
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills.

Sunday mornings are considered a workday for this position. As with all church staff positions, the Kids Coordinator must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, an active prayer life, and a servant’s heart.

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To Apply:
Please follow the steps listed below. If you have questions about specific positions or the application process, please email Harbor Churches Human Resources at hr@harborchurches.org.

To Apply:
➔      Complete an online application found at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/dqPMxPO1iM
➔      Submit your resume and cover letter to:
◆      careers@harborchurches.org
◆      Include a SUBJECT line of:  YOURLASTNAME Yourfirstname, Title of Job Opening
 

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Pastor

Church or Organization: Hope Reformed Church

Kalamazoo, MI

Full-time

We are seeking a pastor who will passionately model the mission of Hope Church: to love Jesus, live like Jesus, and lead others into a living relationship with Him. The Pastor will be a leader, teacher, and visionary for Hope Church, seeking to draw the lost into Christ’s light while compassionately shepherding to those already at home within His church.

For more information about the position, and where to apply, please visit contact Molly Towne (mtowne@rca.org) to request the church profile and full job description.

 

Date Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019
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Director of Children's Ministry

Church or Organization: Westview Church

Waukee, IA

Part-time

Westview Church is seeking a high capacity, servant-hearted individual to serve as the Director of Children's Ministry. Collaborating with the Children's Ministry Team, this position will impact the faith development of Westview's youngest members (birth - 5th grade), while empowering and supporting youth and adult volunteers. Direct support for the position will be provided by the pastoral staff and this individual will join a high-functioning and encouraging church Leadership Team. Please see job description below.

If you have any questions or would like to apply, please contact Pastor Josh Van Leeuwen at pastorjvl@gmail.com or 515-987-3220.

Job Description

The Director of Children’s Ministry at Westview Church provides servant leadership in guiding all implementation and execution of Children’s Ministries at Westview Church. This will be accomplished through collaboration with an equipped and empowered Children’s Ministry team. The Director of Children’s Ministry position averages 20 hours per week.

Children’s Ministries at Westview Church include:

  • Nursery
  • Children’s Worship
  • Little K
  • Elementary  Discovery Hour
  •  VBS
  • Other associated ministries (ex. - Christmas program)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support, oversight, and accountability for all children’s ministry programming and opportunities
  • Recruit, equip, and empower the Children’s Ministry Team to coordinate Children’s Ministries at Westview; coordination includes but is not limited to:
    • Evaluate, select, and purchase curriculum
    • Provide and maintain supplies, equipment, and materials
    • Create Discovery Hour calendar
    • Maintain database of children involved
  • With the Children’s Ministry Team, recruit, train, and support Children’s Ministry volunteers

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support other associated Children’s Ministry opportunities including, but not limited to: Fall Kick-off, Spring Celebration, and other ‘special’ days (ex. Serving Days or ‘Buddy’ Days)
  • Coordinate milestone discipleship opportunities with pastoral staff, including but not limited to: Bible Blessings, Sacraments Class
  • Attend Leadership Team meeting and monthly 1:1 with direct supervisor
  • Submit Children’s Ministry budget proposal
  • Coordinate shared space with Westview Church Preschool

Expected Ministry Practices:

  • Model a transforming Christian life
  • Develop relationships marked with love, care, encouragement, and prayer with Westview children, the Children’s Ministry Team, and Children’s Ministry volunteers
  • Manifest appropriate levels of confidentiality
  • Establish a secure and hospitable environment for the well-being of all Westview children

Qualifications:

  • Know Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord and be able to articulate this relationship
  • Clear understanding of scripture and ability to express core tenants of the Christian faith in leadership, teaching, and relational setting
  • Expected to be an active participant in the life and ministry of Westview Church
  • Passion for the spiritual growth of Westview’s children and their families
  • Gifted in the areas of leadership and administration
     
Date Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019
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Head Pastor

Church or Organization: Living Word Reformed Church

North Haledon, NJ

Full-time

Living Word Reformed Church in North Haledon, NJ (about 25 miles west of NYC) is seeking a full-time pastor to shepherd our church family. Our loving and welcoming membership of 100+ is affiliated with the RCA. We are seeking a dynamic, personable, self-motivated individual, an effective communicator of God’s Word, and who is committed to help us grow in the faith and make a difference in our community. If interested, please contact Karen at office@livingwordrc.org for a job description, church profile, and job application requirements.
 

Date Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Teaching Pastor

Church or Organization: Rosewood Christian Reformed Church

Bellflower, CA

Full-time

Rosewood Church is looking for the person God is calling to serve as our Teaching Pastor. This person will be responsible for most of the preaching, pastoral care, and worship planning for our church family, as well as partnering with the ministry staff in discipleship, outreach, and vision-casting. This is a full-time position, working closely with our female Executive Pastor.

Rosewood Church is one of the most diverse congregations in the CRC, with members and attenders coming from more than 20 countries of origin and cultures. Since around 55% of the population in Bellflower is Hispanic, we have a full-time Hispanic Ministries Pastor on our staff and hold worship services, Bible studies, and small groups in Spanish every week. Our children's and youth ministries are combined, and we are all one family together.

The person who fills the role of Teaching Pastor at Rosewood must have experience in cross-cultural ministry, a passion for reaching out to those who do not yet know God, a love for preaching God's Word, and openness to working in a team setting with other pastors.

In order to get a preview of Rosewood Church and its ministries, we invite you to visit our website (rosewoodchurch.com), our "Rosewood Church" app for mobile devices, and our Rosewood Church Facebook page. We will provide a position description and church profile to serious applicants.

If you feel called to explore the possibility of joining the Rosewood team as the Teaching Pastor, please submit the following to governingboard@rosewoodchurch.com:

1. A letter of introduction and a picture
2. Your Resume
3. A minimum of three References
4. Links (or DVDs) for viewing three sermons or other teachings
5. Completed questions (Please submit your brief responses to the following questions):

  • Describe your experience living and ministering among people of different cultural backgrounds than yourself.
  • What do you enjoy most about working in partnership with others/peers?
  • What three things do you most enjoy about pastoral ministry?
  • What gifts can you bring to a church like Rosewood?
Date Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Crossroads Christian Reformed Church

San Marcos, CA

Full-time

Crossroads CRC in beautiful North San Diego County is seeking applications for a full-time lead pastor. We are looking for candidates who are collaborative leaders with a passion for worship, discipleship and outreach. We seek a pastor who has multiple gifts for a multi-generational church. If you are interested in knowing more about our church we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at searchteam@crossroadscrc.com

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Regional Team Connector, Great Lakes Region

Church or Organization: Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)

Grand Rapids, MI

Part-time

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA), has two part-time (8 hrs/wk) openings for a Regional Team Connector - Great Lakes Region & Western Canada. The Regional Team Conector (RTC) will develop and nurtures relationships with other CRCNA regional personnel in order to form collaborative partnerships that serve to strengthen congregational ministry. The RTC is required to also be employed by another CRCNA ministry that serves congregations.

A detailed description is below. For consideration, complete an on-line application at www.crcna.org/jobs, attaching a current cover letter and resume by November 25, 2019.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

  1. Develop and strengthen a rich awareness of all denominational and regional ministries (as well as relevant classical, parachurch, diaconal, etc. ministries) that strengthen congregational mission, in terms of each one’s mandate, culture, strategies and personnel.
  2. Together with other regional personnel, discern patterns of congregational health and the emphasis and strategies which will strengthen the churches.
  3. Together with the Connections II team, develop and strengthen strategies for facilitating organic, synergizing partnerships among CRC ministries.
  4. Develop and implement a communications strategy which (a) strengthens the regional team, (b) keeps classes and congregational leaders well-informed concerning the presence and actions of the regional team.
  5. Engage in meaningful contact with congregational leaders through workshops, meetings, conversations, and other means.
  6. Attend at least one meeting per year of each classis in one’s region, and read minutes of all classis meetings, so that (a) the RTC is aware of the culture and dynamics of each classis, (b) relationships with classis delegates are strengthened, and (c) the RTC has opportunities to keep each classis informed concerning denominational or regional work.
  7. Participate with others to coordinate, plan, and host annual regional gatherings.
  8. Participate with others to connect congregations with similar interests within the region.
  9. Assist in populating regional, and denominational-wide, resource databases.
  10. Fulfill additional responsibilities as may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Qualifications

  1. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  2. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement.
  3. Adept at building community, both virtually and in person
  4. Demonstrated well-developed organizational skills with excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and initiative.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and is able to deal with a variety of audiences of all ages and diverse settings.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used computer applications, internet research and constituent relationship management tools.
  7. Effective communicator
  8. Self-starter who thrives on working independently
  9. Strong and growing commitment to Christ and His activity in North America

Education and/or Experience

  1. The Regional Team Connector is required to be employed by another denominational ministry that promotes congregational health. (The education required and experience received through that employment will be deemed sufficient for the RTC role.)
  2. History of strong relational capital in the region is preferred.

Language Skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to communicate easily via phone and teleconferencing.
  • Must be able to travel to various locations within the U.S. and Canada as needed to provide leader support to churches (no more than 3-4 days per month).

Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The RTC will reside within the region which he or she serves.

 

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: First Christian Reformed Church

Crown Point, IN

Full-time

First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point is seeking a Lead Pastor whose role is to be the primary preacher and teacher. The Lead Pastor will provide leadership, vision, and general oversight of the ministries of the church as well as pastoral care alongside the Associate Pastor.

The successful candidate will have gifts in preaching and visionary leadership, possess extensive knowledge of the Scriptures, and be a strong and experienced communicator in applying the Word to everyday life. Preference will be given to candidates ordained in the Christian Reformed Church. Consideration will also be given to those ordained by other Reformed denominations.

For more information about the position, and where to apply, please visit cpcrc.org or contact Molly Towne (mtowne@rca.org) to request the church profile and full job description.
 

Date Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019
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Director of Student Ministry

Church or Organization: First Reformed Church

Pella, IA

Full-time

With over 150 years in the community, First Church (frcpella.org) is growing and vibrant in the beautiful city of Pella, Iowa just 40 miles southeast of Des Moines. First Church is looking for a Christ-centered, creative leader who has a passion for students to know God and to make Him known. The full-time Director of Student Ministry will oversee all areas of discipleship for students in 6th – 12th grade. An encouraging staff awaits! The compensation package is generous and includes a competitive salary and spacious home. We’d love to hear from you! Contact bjohnson@frcpella.org.

 

Date Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019
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Minister of Word and Sacrament

Church or Organization: Trinity Reformed Church

Rochester, NY

Full-time

Trinity Reformed Church is located in Brighton, a suburb of Rochester, NY. TRC is a 134-member church with a rich history in the reformed faith. We have a small, yet strong and active membership with a passion for Community Outreach and Congregational Care, as well as a dedication to Adult and Youth Ministries.

We are seeking a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled Minister of Word and Sacrament who has strong leadership and worship skills. Our emphasis is on preaching God’s Word and inspiring the spirit of the Congregation, and not necessarily on previous experience.

The duties of the Minister of Word and Sacrament shall include the following:

  • A skilled writer of liturgy
  • to provide biblically based preaching and teaching ministry
  • to lead or assist in weekly Children’s sermons
  • to lead and inspire others to discover what God is doing in their lives
  • to empower the Congregation to reach out to the Community
  • to administer sacraments of communion and baptism
  • to supervise support staff
  • to moderate Consistory meetings
  • to provide pastoral care and counseling to families, shut-ins, and members in crisis situations, hospitals or nursing homes

To obtain more detailed information, please contact Molly Towne, RCA Ministry Specialist at  mtowne@rca.org for our church profile.

For inquiries, or to send a profile, contact Mrs. Barbara Stoops, Search
Committee Chairperson at bestoops@gmail.com. Our website is http://www.trcroc.org.


 

Date Posted: Friday, November 1, 2019
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Interim Minister or Minister Under Contract

Church or Organization: Colonial Church of Bayside

Queens, NY

Part-time

The Colonial Church of Bayside, located in Bayside, Queens NY is seeking an interim or contract minister to serve our congregation of 50 members while we search for a new pastor. Having recently celebrated our 80th anniversary, Colonial Church has given local residents a place to worship, fellowship and share God's love since 1938. We are a diverse group of believers endeavoring to follow the Lord's Great Commandment to "love God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and to love your neighbor as yourself." We have a loving and caring congregation and a capable and dedicated church staff.

We are looking for a person who is warm and compassionate, preaches well, and can offer pastoral care to help us through this time of transition to whatever God has in mind for our church. You may visit our websites to learn more about our church.
Our Website: www.colonialchurch.net
Facebook: facebook.com/colonialchurchbaysideny

Specifically, to meet the needs of our congregation and the Consistory we are seeking a part time minister who can serve at least 15-17 hours per week. After prayerful review of resumes, interviews will be scheduled with the Search Committee. The Minister’s compensation package will be evaluated based on experience and skills. The compensation package may also include a parsonage. Please send Minister Profile Forms by email or by postal mail to the church.
Colonial Church of Bayside
54-02 217th Street
Bayside, NY 11364

For further information, contact Kevin Huang, VP of Consistory at kevincklm@yahoo.com; 646-318-1682 or Elder Sandra Roberto at telake60@gmail.com; 17-434-1712, or Elder Efrain Padilla at epadil1234@gmail.com or 718-683-2630.

 

Date Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Associate Pastor

Church or Organization: St. Thomas Reformed Church

St. Thomas, VI

Full-time

The Saint Thomas Reformed Church (STRC), located in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to lead and grow with its culturally diverse congregation of approximately 300 members. The STRC is a historic congregation which has been established for over 350 years, and has grown with the times to become a mainstay in our community. As we continue to grow, we have seen the need for an Associate Pastor to assist our Senior Pastor, and to organize a Christian Education program that ministers to all ages and help guide and manage our staff.

When the Virgin Islands were struck by two Category 5 hurricanes, our church became the center of our island community, providing food, water, and critical supplies to those in need. We rose from our hardship as a resilient and close-knit family who looks after one another. You would be coming into a community in a period of growth and change, and your creativity and forward thinking is needed to help us move ahead and reach further into our community.

Our church is built on a foundation of Faith, Hope, Love, and Grace. STRC is very proud of their participation in outreach programs such as My Brother’s Workshop (www.mybrothersworkshop.org), The Salvation Army, LongPath Community Center, and many others. We will full expect the selected candidate to embrace these opportunities to serve and to take part in community outreach.

The appropriate candidate for this position will be an energetic and outgoing individual, rich in faith, with strong leadership skills. You should have the desire, commitment and creativity to partner with the congregation to grow together. It is important that you help church leadership bring the church into the future while respecting the traditions and history of the past. We are looking for an individual to revive and lead the way to a new chapter in our Christian Education Program. With youth mission trips, Christian Education programs, and home Bible study, there are many opportunities for the right person to exercise their skills in Christian Education, and put their talent to good use.

We are excited to welcome a new Associate Pastor who is anxious to be a part of our island community, not just our congregation! Are you ready to serve in a small community with big needs? Are you able to overcome the challenge of living on an island? Do you desire to use your Christian Education experience in a new and exciting way?  Consider becoming our new Associate Pastor.

If you would like to learn more about STRC, we invite you to review our website at www.strc.org. If you would like to apply or have any questions, please contact the leader of our search committee Michael Conforti at michaeljconforti@yahoo.com or by calling (908) 930-9690 (cell).

 

Date Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019

Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Hopewell Reformed Church

Hopewell Junction, NY

Full-time

Hopewell Reformed Church (HRC) is located 70 miles north of New York City in Hopewell Junction, NY. HRC is a 400-member church with a 260-year history of faithfulness to Reformed beliefs such as the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture, the power of prayer, the discipleship of believers, and the personal and communal practice of following Jesus. We are a diverse congregation in both age and culture with many talented musicians who greatly
assist in both traditional and contemporary worship. We have strong Mission, Community Outreach and Care ministries as well as active Children’s and Youth ministries.

We’re seeking a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled pastor who has experience preaching, counseling and teaching; has effectively led a church and multiple staff, and has strong skills in the area of leadership and oversight. The Lead Pastor will oversee, lead and develop a teaching ministry that ignites the spirit of the congregation to hunger for the things of God. An Ordained or Commissioned Pastor is preferred with M.Div. or equivalent education/experience.

The duties of the Lead Pastor shall include the following:

  • To provide biblically based preaching and teaching ministry
  • To lead a teaching ministry that will encourage spiritual growth of the membership and awaken them to an active outreach to their neighbors in evangelism.
  • To spearhead overall vision and vision casting
  • To lead and supervise staff in support of the church’s ministries.
  • To moderate consistory meetings and meet with committees regularly.
  • To provide for the coordination of pastoral care for those in crisis situations, church members in hospitals and nursing homes, as well as those who are shut-ins.
  • To administer sacraments of communion and baptism.
  • To officiate weddings and funerals.
  • To lead Confirmation and New Member classes.
  • To represent the congregation in Classis activities.
  • To support HRC missions and encourage the congregation's participation.
  • To encourage the Odyssey (http://www.odysseychurch.org/) special needs congregation and provide support as needed.

To obtain more detailed information, please contact Molly Towne, RCA Ministry Specialist at mtowne@rca.org for our church profile.

For inquiries, or to send a profile, contact Percy Gilbert, Search Committee Chairperson at HRCSearch@hrcrca.org. Our website is http://www.hrcrca.org.

 

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Children’s Pastor

Church or Organization: News Community Church

Okoboji, IA

Full-time

General Duties & Qualifications
The Children’s Pastor will oversee the discipleship systems from cradle to fourth grade, and will assist in the formation of Missional Communities. This individual will work closely with the adult discipleship leaders to ensure that parents are prepared to lead their children and that young people have spiritual mentors when their parent(s) cannot be the model, primarily through the model of Missional Communities. This individual should meet the qualifications of Elder as described in scripture and be committed to a continuing education plan. They are to faithfully support GNCC through sacrificial giving (10%).

Specific Duties
Church-Based Ministries

  • Oversee relational, engaging ministries to children
  • Ensure that the curriculum used at each level of spiritual development connects to the next (Scope & Sequence)
  • Ensure that ministry leaders connect regularly with families so as to create a clear partnership in the discipleship of their children
  • Be instrumental in helping Good News become a “Trauma-Informed Church”

Intergenerational Connections

  • Encourage intergenerational gatherings to help the young and all generations to recognize how God is working in the whole family of God
  • Work with the Lead Pastor and other ministry teams to ensure that there are opportunities for all generations to worship, learn and serve together

Equipping and Encouraging Parents

  • Work collaboratively with the Community Formation Pastor to create and strengthen family-oriented Missional Communities
  • Coach parents and children privately on specific issues in their family
  • Guide ministry leaders in selecting or developing a curriculum that is cohesive from birth to graduation, and that helps parents to complement the church learning with home learning
  • Develop channels of resources that allow the parents to lead in their home
  • in such a way that corporate unity is maintained
Date Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019
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Minister

Church or Organization: Community Church of Douglaston

Douglaston, NY

Full-time

The Community Church of Douglaston is a diverse fellowship of believers. We strive to be a welcoming haven and a reliable source of spiritual growth and fulfillment. Our passionate hopes are to grow, spread love and have community with our friends and neighbors.

We are looking for a pastor with a shepherd's heart, who can help us grow and expand and will guide us to better places in Christ. We are also looking for someone with the gifts of administrative oversight and running the many areas of the church, as this is an area of needed growth for the church. Work with the youth and pastoral visitations are also important.

If you would like to discuss partnering in ministry, you may contact the church at secretary.ccd@verizon.net or Search Chair Ed Battestin at patnedbatt@aol.com

 

Date Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Worship Director

Church or Organization: North Holland Reformed Church

Holland, MI

Part-time

The Worship Director provides vision and leadership to the creative use of music and the arts in a blended worship environment at North Holland Reformed Church. The Worship Director will lead, encourage, and enhance an environment for the gathered body to worship the Triune God and experience rich fellowship with one another, while striving to bring out the best in team members and curating an appreciation for music within the congregation. It is a part time position that supports and is directly accountable to the Pastor of Worship and Congregational Leadership.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with pastors, interns and other leaders to plan worship services
  • Lead rehearsals with worship teams
  • Provide sheet music and/or chord charts for musicians
  • Attend monthly Worship Ministry Team meetings
  • Participate in some parts of worship liturgy
  • Coordinate with the leader of the sound and media team
  • Prepare all visual media to accompany music (ProPresenter)
  • Spiritual, relational and technical development of worship teams
  • Discern the worship gifts of the people within the congregation
  • Oversee administrative duties of the music ministry, including preparing and administering the worship budget, coordinating the schedule for musicians and vocalists, and organizing music equipment and supplies
  • Other duties as requested by the Pastor of Worship and Congregational Leadership
  • Instrument & Equipment upkeep and maintenance (organ/piano tuning, mics & monitors)

Qualifications

  • Demonstrates a deep relationship with the Lord and a genuine and passionate love for His people. Able to provide a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and passion for worship
  • Musical leadership experience
  • Understanding and appreciation of different genres of church music
  • Some familiarity with audio and video technology (Allen & Heath GLD 112 Soundboard)
  • A passion to invest in developing and recruiting leaders in worship
  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills
  • Agreement with the beliefs of the Reformed Church in America and a willingness to become an active member that seeks to fulfill the stated vision and is invested spiritually, relationally, emotionally and physically in the life of North Holland Reformed Church
     
Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Ebenezer Reformed Church

Morrison, IL

Full-time

Ebenezer Church is seeking a full time pastor to lead our congregation. Interested parties may contact ercsearchteam@outlook.com. For a copy of the church profile contact mtowne@rca.org.
 

Date Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Grace Reformed Church

Wyoming, MI

Full-time

Grace Reformed Church of Wyoming, Mi., is currently in the search process for a lead pastor having gifts in leadership, preaching, outreach/evangelism, and pastoral care. The ideal candidate should be someone who reflects genuine love and concern for all people, radiates enthusiasm for ministry, and joins with us to live out our mission statement (:Living in and by Grace, We will make disciples for Jesus:") For more information about the church, the responsibilities of the Lead Pastor, the city of Wyoming, or to submit a profile for review by the search team, contact John Sawyer at
sawyer616@live.com or mail (2421 Newstead Avenue SW, Wyoming, Mi 49509)
 

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Senior Pastor

Church or Organization: New Hope Community Church i

Gilbert, AZ

Full-time

New Hope Community Church, located in sunny Arizona, is a church of 200 members with a mission to share the faith, hope and love of Jesus. We are looking for a full-time, senior pastor who is called to serve and lead, loves the Lord, stands firm in Biblical principles while showing grace and love to those who they encounter.

The pastor should understand small church dynamics and have broad training necessary for one who serves as the only full-time pastor on staff. We desire a pastor who can lead us to be more mission and service minded so that the church grows, not because it has great programs, but because people truly feel the love of Jesus at New Hope.

For more information or to submit a profile for review by the search team, please contact Jennie Smith at pastorsearch@mynewhope.church.


 

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Worship Arts Leader

Church or Organization: Second Reformed Church

Kalamazoo, MI

Part-time

The Worship Arts Leader at Second Reformed Church is person of deep faith, with the creativity, drive and relational skills to craft a comprehensive and vibrant worship arts program. This person must have musical skill and training, and have mastery on at least one instrument that is central to corporate worship (organ, piano, guitar, etc.). It is less important that the person in this position play a particular instrument and more important that they can recruit good quality musicians, as needed for the overall worship arts program. Of primary importance is the ability of this person to work humbly with a staff and sacrificially for the good of the worshipping community. Second Reformed Church is committed to traditional reformed worship that is fresh, creative and a vital expression of our deep faith. For a full job description of this exciting position, contact Rev. Suzanne Hart, slhart5@att.net.
 

Date Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019
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Director of Music

Church or Organization: Grace Chicago Church

Chicago, IL

Part-time

The Director of Music at Grace Chicago has the unique challenge of creating fresh arrangements using the rich canon of the Christian musical tradition. This Director will need the artistic creativity and musical chops to take traditional hymnody and revive it in ways that make sense for a congregation in Chicago in 2019. Working with professional musicians, this Director will create unique music that guides a young and vibrant congregation in weekly worship. Contact Caleb Schut at caleb@gracechicago.com.

 

 

Date Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019
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Associate Pastor

Church or Organization: First Parish Church (UCC)

Yarmouth, ME

Full-time

We, at First Parish Church of Yarmouth, Maine, strive to be a welcoming center for our community. We seek to provide spaces where people of all ages, sexes, genders and orientations can deepen their relationships with God and one another. We worship in traditional ways and we explore new ways to journey together. We believe in flexibility, a willingness to adapt to needs as they arise, and that humor is a key component of our interactions with each other. We are searching for an Associate Pastor to join our team. We are searching for someone who is comfortable reaching out to a wide range of people; someone who sees possibilities in unlikely places. We are searching for someone who is searching for us. Come join our team.
 

Date Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019
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Solo Pastor

Church or Organization: United Reformed Church

Bloomington, NY

Part-time

The United Reformed Church in Bloomington New York is seeking a Pastor who will partner with us as we celebrate praising the Lord through fellowship, worship, ministry, education and outreach.

Situated in the peaceful hamlet of Bloomington, New York, United Reformed is a small “country” church, living out our mission to bring Christ to the world. Our church is a family to many; we have lived and served our neighbors and our communities for over 200 years.

We pray that our new Pastor will provide leadership to our congregation, be a skilled presenter and teacher who can translate the scripture to real life, and be the one God chooses to walk with us into a new chapter of ministry, worship and praise to glorify His Holy name.

We’re trusting God to send us a strong spiritual leader, gifted in delivering God’s word with energy and relevance. We will faithfully wait for His perfect will to be done.

Thank you for your consideration. God Bless you.

For more information, please contact Janet Higgins at janethiggins1216@gmail.com
 

To receive a copy of our church profile, please contact Molly Towne, RCA Ministry Services specialist at mtowne@rca.org.
 

Date Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019

Director of Music and Worship

Church or Organization: Grove Church

North Bergen, NJ

Part-time

The music director will work closely with our pastor in cultivating worship services and worship teams that help lead our congregation to see and savor the greatness of God in Jesus Christ, in the power of the Spirit. Fostering dynamic congregational worship, singing the best of the old and the best of the new, is a key priority for our church and we are seeking an individual who’s called and gifted by God in the following areas:

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES


  1. Collaborating in the planning of our weekly Sunday 10:45 am worship service. Choosing congregational hymns and songs that engage the congregation and support the reading and preaching of God’s Word.
  2. Modeling and leading heartfelt worship in an invitational style – that draws people in, encourages participation and points people to Jesus.
  3. Recruiting, auditioning, teaching, and training volunteer musicians and singers in the church and community to serve the congregation as a team with musical skill and humility.
  4. Building up a core/several teams of volunteers to sing/play/minister in Sunday morning worship. This could include a praise team/volunteer choir/quartet/soloists/ children’s choir/etc.
  5. Leading weekly rehearsals/Bible Studies that serve a dual purpose: (A) preparation for Sunday and (B) cultivation of Christ-centered community.
  6. Building on our traditions and having a vision for where God might be calling our congregation and our musicians to grow in new expressions of worship.
  7. Serving as a member of the ministry team at Grove, demonstrating a commitment to this congregation and its mission.
  8. Oversee the AV/Production team and volunteers.

This individual is expected to: (A) be gifted in leading congregational worship (B) have a pastoral heart and love for Christ (C) be skilled in leading with/playing an instrument (D) possess leadership and organizational skills, and (E) be a team player.

 

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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Senior Pastor

Church or Organization: Bethel Reformed Church

Sterling, IL

Full-time

Bethel Church is seeking a full time senior pastor to lead our congregation. Interested parties may contact Gary L Geerts at ggeertsrb@yahoo.com. To receive a copy of the church profile contact mtowne@rca.org.

Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Coopersville Reformed Church

Coopersville, MI

Full-time

The Coopersville (MI) Reformed Church (CRC) anticipates the arrival of a Lead Pastor, a person of God who will lead the congregation into a new chapter of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. For more info email Sam at shamstra@chapter-next.com.

As a communicator, the Lead Pastor will have the privilege of preparing and delivering biblically based and relevant sermons to the gathered community, as well as planning and leading inspiring worship services.

As a leader, the Lead Pastor will have the opportunity to empower a core group of dedicated volunteers (Consistory) and professionals (staff members) towards the realization of the vision of CRC.

As a shepherd of the sheep, the Lead Pastor will have the privilege of providing spiritual direction and encouragement to individuals as they walk through the major transitions of life including, but not limited to, birth, baptism, profession of faith, marriage, crises of faith, and death.

Date Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Director of Music/Organist

Church or Organization: United Reformed Church

Somerville, NJ

Part-time

The mission of United Reformed Church of Somerville is “Love All and Serve All in the Name of Jesus Christ.” All staff and members of United Reformed are expected to practice this vision in their life together.

United Reformed Church sees its musical life developing in a varied and blended direction that reflects the diverse desires of the congregation. While the foundation of congregational singing at United will continue to be hymns accompanied by an organ, we are looking for a versatile director of music who comes with the flexibility to explore other ways of leading the congregation in song.

Our Director of Music will be expected to

  • Lead an adult choir of 6-8 volunteers and 4 paid section leaders
  • Maintain the agreements for additional musicians (vocal and/or instrumental) who are hired to supplement Sunday services or special services
  • Play the organ, piano, and/or keyboard for regularly scheduled worship services
  • Accompany a 25-30 voice choir for several pieces in the annual 12th Night Boar’s Head Festival
  • Schedule maintenance for the organ, pianos, and handbells
  • Maintain the music library and the choir room
  • Attend staff meetings when requested
  • Work with the Worship Committee regarding music budget and any other matters
  • Meet annually with the Personnel Committee to review the job description and performance

Instruments In Use

Organ
3 Manual + Pedal Hartman-Beaty, 42 Ranks, 29 voices with electro- chest action (additional specifications provided on request)
        Piano
Yamaha C3 Baby Grand in Sanctuary (lesser quality pianos in choir room, lounge, and Fellowship Hall)
Yamaha Clavinova

Compensation depends on experience, but is above average range in New Jersey for a roughly 12 hour/week position.  Please inquire.

WE ARE LOOKING TO FILL THIS POSITION IN JANUARY, 2020

        REPLY WITH INTEREST AND RESUME TO       pastor@urcsomerville.org
 

 

Date Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Neshanic Reformed Church

Hillsborough, New Jersey

Full-time

The vision of Neshanic Reformed Church is that we will continue to grow and evolve into the future just as we have over the last 265 years. To that end, we are searching for a new pastor who will seek to understand the needs and priorities of our current congregation, supporting our spiritual growth and fostering strong connections with and among us. We wish for our pastor to find paths for our congregation to connect not only internally but also with outside communities. We are open to fresh ideas that may help attract new members to join our worship and ministries. Additionally, we feel it is critical that our new pastor focuses on engaging and spiritually educating our youth as they, as well as new membership, are the future of our church.

Our hope is that our pastor and congregation will work collaboratively to identify areas of improvement throughout our ministries and to help us determine the best path forward, as we continue to evolve and serve the needs of our congregation and broader community even better.

Neshanic Reformed Church is in central New Jersey and is almost equidistant between Philadelphia and New York. The church is located in a rural/suburban area with one of the top school systems in the state.

For the complete Church Profile, any questions, and to apply, please contact Search Committee Chairman: Antonio (Tony) Barberio nrcsearch18@gmail.com.

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Woodstock Reformed Church

Woodstock, NY

Full-time

Historic Woodstock Reformed Church on the village green is looking for a new pastor. please read the poem below, look over our website, and contact us for an information packet. For our church profile, contact Shannon Godfrey at lorahcorday@aol.com.

Come Hear

Listen, a bell is ringing.

Listen, voices are singing.

This is where the mountains

Climb to the sky,

Where the world is painted,

And words are songs.

Where the past meets the present,

And comes back to life.

This is where God dances.

This is where God plays.

Listen, children are laughing.

Listen, hands are clapping.

Five, six, seven generations,

Two hundred years we gather.

This is where the steeple reaches

For the sky,

And the doors are open for

All to come inside.

Where broken souls are welcome,

And heavy hearts can heal.

This is where God speaks.

This is where God opens up his arms.

Listen, the mountains are singing.

Listen, someone is praying.

Here is where we bow our heads

Here is where we pray,

This is where we come

To laugh and cry.

This is where we come

When we need to

Listen.


By Roy Kenyon

 

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Worship Director

Church or Organization: First Church in Wheatfield

Wheatfield, IN

Full-time

Approximate hours: 50
Reports to: Hebron Campus Director

Generation After Generation Becoming Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus.

Minimum Requirements:
• Must have at least 3 years of worship leading experience
• Must sing and play multiple musical instruments

Wild success in: Thriving worship teams, vibrant worship culture, and amazing weekend worship experiences at the Hebron campus.

Thriving worship teams looks like:
• Skilled and developing volunteer musicians that are pulled from and uniquely serve at the Hebron location
• Train and educate volunteers to understand the vision and achieve excellence in music and worship even without your direct instruction
• Recruit and manage volunteers in a way that makes them feel valued as an important part of realizing the vision of the Great Commission manifested at First Church
• Healthy, dependable and sustainable volunteer rotations

Vibrant worship culture looks like:
• Meet with and lead people to Jesus and mentor them along the discipleship path through scripture and our core values
• Teach volunteers and leaders to share Jesus with others
• Collaborate with the Worship and Music Director and other First Church staff to create unique culture that actively encourages attendees to follow Jesus and invite others to the worship experience
• Pray for and with people at your location

Amazing weekend worship experiences look like:
• Use skills and the skills of your volunteer teams to consistently and excellently lead worship/production in the same order and quality to other First Church campuses
• Set up video, lights, projection, songs, and stages that match the broadcast location
• Contribute to the creative planning and vision of what worship experiences could look like at any location
• Recruit and develop a stable of talent across all worship, music, and production areas

“If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” (1 Cor. 13:3)

To apply please email your cover letter, resumé, and God story to jobs@first.church or visit https://first.church/career-opportunities.
 

Date Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Reformed Church of Dell Rapids

Dell Rapids, SD

Full-time

The Reformed Church of Dell Rapids, SD is seeking our next Pastor to lead us into a new chapter of ministry.

Our church is a family, living and serving the community for over 100 years. Having been transformed by Christ, we are living out our mission to bring Christ to the world. God has called us to be available and minister to people of all ages.

We’re trusting God to send us a strong spiritual leader, gifted in preaching God’s Word with energy and relevance, and a love for God’s people.

Visit our website at rcdells.org.

For more info or to submit your resume, please contact Cindy at dcschuch@siouxvalley.net.

For our church profile, please contact Molly Towne, RCA Ministry Services specialist, at mtowne@rca.org.
 

Date Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019
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Worship Leader

Church or Organization: Haven Church

Kalamazoo, MI

Part-time

Haven Church in Kalamazoo (www.haven-church.org) is excitedly seeking a part time salaried worship leader to take God’s people to new levels of glorifying praise and worship. We are a church of about 350 with a heart for worship and a genuine desire to grow in our ability to glorify God.

Worship is a genuine response to the truth of who God is expressed through singing, serving, giving, praying, and growing in Christ. Worship is not just music, but music is a big part of worship. Therefore, we are looking for a leader who is an authentic Spirit - led worshipper of God who humbly serves God and the church and teaches others to do the same. Someone who is secure in using their giftedness and calling, yet approachable and sensitive to others.
We are looking for a worship leader with musical ability who can read and play music. One who can communicate clearly and is comfortable in front of small or large groups. Someone who is maturing in their faith, in agreement with Reformed Church doctrine, and able to lead themselves and others towards Christ - likeness. One who patiently teaches others and works collaboratively with a team by seeing, appreciating, and bringing out the best in others for the benefit of One.

We are looking for a leader who can accomplish these responsibilities:

  • Choose, prepare, and lead a variety of music for worship.
  • Lead rehearsal mid – week.
  • Recruit and train team members.
  • Attend staff functions.
  • Provide music at special church wide events.
  • Be part of the worship planning team.
  • Oversee tech. team leader.
  • Oversee and generate yearly worship budget.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of continuous worship leading experience. No formal music education is required but it may be beneficial in accomplishing the above responsibilities.

For our church profile, please contact Molly Towne, Ministry Services specialist, at mtowne@rca.org.

If the above description describes you and you would like to be part of a gracious, Kingdom minded, Jesus loving church with an incredibly creative and loving staff, then please connect more with us by sending your resume to the contact below.
kmilitzer@haven-church.org
or mail to:
Haven Church
5350 N. Sprinkle Rd.
Kalamazoo, Mi 49004
 

Date Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019

Curriculum Coordinator

Church or Organization: Covenant Community Church

Hudsonville, MI

Part-time

Do you have a positive, engaging personality with a strong team orientation? Do you seek an equally positive and encouraging work environment? Then we want to meet you! We are a community centered and active church with loving hearts and a desire to share God's love through our service and worship. If your presence and contribution would help to empower and equip us in new and God honoring ways, and if you can imagine growing personally and professionally with a great staff and volunteers, please consider applying for this position.

We seek a candidate who will provide professional and administrative support to our volunteer staff. This position is an excellent opportunity to put your creative and administrative talents to use for God’s purpose within Covenant. This role will have an integral part of the editing, tailoring and prepping curriculum for all ages, collaborating church-wide with educational volunteer staff.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
This position requires a minimum of two years experience as a Curriculum Coordinator or similar within the ministry background. A high school diploma or GED is required, though completion of college coursework in ministry, education, or a related field of study is preferred.

This position is best suited to an individual eagerly committed to following Christ; also fully supportive and committed to Covenants’ vision, mission, and ministry.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to empower, inspire, recruit and equip volunteers and staff in ministering to children and teens
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and a self-starter
  • Must be creative and have innovate ideas on ways to share the Gospel to children, teens, and small groups
  • Ability to work with and learn from others to provide ministry excellence
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and build efficient processes
  • Consistent and reliable participation in public worship at Covenant Community Church

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communication and support
  • Coordinate Sunday school teachers and youth leaders
  • Coordinate curriculum and resources
  • Coordinate the training and scheduling of volunteers
  • Partner with nursery and children’s ministries leaders
  • Establish Christian education goals and manage growth-oriented ministries that align to the purpose and path of the church
  • Potential for coordinating curriculum for adult small groups

Curriculum

  • Follow, research, and interview cutting-edge ideas and innovations
  • Maintain a designated budget
  • Assess the effectiveness of curriculum through feedback from volunteer staff and observation
  • Consistently invest in, and minister to, education volunteers

Safety Procedures

  • Oversee, administer, and maintain safety policies
  • Coordinate background checks on all volunteers

Events and Opportunities

  • Communicate and promote all ministry educational opportunities
  • Help plan and implement large-scale educational ministry events

ACCOUNTABILITY
The position is accountable directly to the Senior Pastor and will receive an annual evaluation from Pastor and HR Team representatives. This is a year-round part-time position of approximately 10-15 hours per week; preparing, organizing, and communicating material for each week’s events. Hours will be determined with Pastor in order to support the scheduling needs
of the education volunteers.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration. If the chosen candidate, references and background check will be required.

 

Date Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019

Director of Worship

Church or Organization: Covenant Community Church

Hudsonville, MI

Part-time

Do you have a positive, engaging personality with a strong team orientation? Do you seek an equally positive and encouraging work environment? Then we want to meet you! We are a community centered and active church with loving hearts and a desire to share God's love through our service and worship. If your presence and contribution would help to empower and equip us in new and God honoring ways, and if you can imagine growing personally and professionally with a great staff and volunteers, please consider applying for this position.

We seek a candidate who will provide musical, organizational, and spiritual leadership. This position is an excellent opportunity to put your creative and musical talents to use for God’s purpose within Covenant. This role will have an integral part of tailoring and preparing worship, collaborating with the Lead Pastor, Worship Committee, Praise Team, and Technology Team.

IDEAL CANDIDATE
This position requires a minimum of two years experience as a Music Director or similar within the ministry background. A high school diploma or GED is required, though completion of college coursework in ministry, education, or a related field of study is preferred.

This position is best suited to an individual eagerly committed to following Christ; also fully supportive and committed to Covenants’ vision, mission, and ministry.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Passionate about the gospel and about living with and loving God’s people regardless of age, race, gender, or ability
  • Prepare songs corresponding with the weekly theme and message, working directly with the lead pastor and praise band
  • Continually grow a community of musicians who practice and prepare for Sunday worship services
  • Consistent and reliable participation in public worship at Covenant Community Church

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate skillfully in worship leadership
  • Play musical instruments including but not limited to piano or guitar, and vocals
  • Confidently read and interpret music with the ability to lead and teach
  • Lead praise band rehearsals
  • Prepare music for all instruments
  • Lead praise band and the congregation during service, as well as equip other people to do the same

Technical knowledge

  • Live digital sound mixing
  • Worship software, internet-based worship planning, and the ability to convey that knowledge to others. (Pro-presenter, Planning Center Online, etc.)
  • Effectively communicate sound system preferences to Technology Team

Create a team atmosphere

  • Think and understand worship from many perspectives including traditional, contemporary, and liturgical; weaving these approaches to create a full experience of worship
  • Create an environment of collaboration with other musicians, lead pastor, and various worship volunteers to facilitate, plan, and execute worship services on Sunday mornings, holidays, and for special occasions
  • Schedule and coordinate all volunteers for worship services

ACCOUNTABILITY
The position is accountable directly to the Senior Pastor and will receive an annual evaluation from Pastor and HR Team representatives. This is a year-round part-time position of approximately 10 to 15 hours per week; preparing, organizing, and communicating material for each week’s events. Hours will be determined with Pastor in order to support the scheduling needs of volunteers for worship services.

Please submit resume and cover letter for consideration. If the chosen candidate, references and background check will be required.
 

 

Date Posted: Friday, July 26, 2019

Solo pastor

Church or Organization: Brick Presbyterian Church

Perry, NY

Full-time

As members of the PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee) of the Brick Presbyterian Church in Perry, NY, we are currently seeking a new pastor, as our minister has retired. We are members of an active church in a community that is reemerging with a renewal of its business district and offering year-round arts and recreational opportunities. Our deacons, elders, choir, and Presbyterian Women off a variety of fellowship and outreach activities. Our vision is to be a church family that is growing in faith and mission, serving one another and reaching out to the population of our attractive village.

We are seeking a minister as a person who will encourage our spiritual growth and outreach efforts with fresh approaches and a commitment to learning what God wills for us as a congregation.

We are open to a full or part time person. We have a manse yet would consider offering a housing allowance.

If you feel called to lead our small but motivated and active church and would enjoy the advantages of living in a small town, please contact us. We would welcome the opportunity for you to become acquainted with us, our church, and town.

In Christ,

Chris Englert, PNC Chair: cjeflysoon@hotmail.com
Kathleen R. Parker , PNC Co-Chair: haleybop@frontiernet.net
**You can find us on Facebook at Brick Presbyterian Church and you can visit the sites below for more information on Perry
www.iloveperryny.com
https://www.fingerlakes.org/attractions/letchworth-state-park

Interested candidates can request the ministry information profile through Molly Towne at mtowne@rca.org.

 

Date Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019
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Worship Coordinator

Church or Organization: Pathway Christian Reformed Church

St. John, IN

Part-time

The Worship Coordinator is a spiritual and organizational leader who leads and oversees the worship ministries of Pathway Church. This includes, but is not limited to, our weekly community worship, implementation of the mission, vision, and values of Pathway Church, crafting the themes for each service in conjunction with the Senior Pastor, and training and nurturing worship team members and volunteers while working with various groups throughout the church to use music and the arts for worship. For more information, visit https://www.pathwaycrc.org/contentpages.aspx?p=a4f149f5-5c30-4598-826c-f2be7c7929c8.

 

Date Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019

Pastor

Church or Organization: First Reformed Church of Fishkill

Fishkill, NY

Full-time

The Reformed Church of Fishkill NY is currently searching for a new full time Pastor. To view our church profile, please contact Laurence Sansone at larrysansone@gmail.com, or Molly Towne at mtowne@rca.org.

More about us can be found here: https://app.box.com/v/RCA-Follow-Up-Questions

 

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Emmanuel Community Church

Clinton, WI

Full-time

Emmanuel Community Church (RCA) of Clinton, Wisconsin is seeking a pastor to work with the congregation to further its vision of "Loving God, Building Community and Transforming Lives." This congregation desires a pastor who has strong preaching and relational skills.

If you enjoy living in a small friendly community of 2,000 people and serving with an active and faithful church, please check out the church profile (contact mtowne@rca.org for a copy). We invite all interested candidates to send their pastoral profiles to: ECCClinton@gmail.com.

Questions can be addressed to Church Supervisor and Search Chairman, Pastor Bruce Wilterdink, brnawilt@gmail.com, (608) 314-5278

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Grace Christian Reformed Church

Cobourg, ON

Full-time

Grace CRC, located in Cobourg Ontario on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, is seeking a pastor to lead us into the future that the Lord has planned for us. We are a close-knit community who strive to gather people together to grow in the love and ministry of Jesus Christ. We desire a pastor who is a gifted preacher and is also able to provide leadership in pastoral care as a shepherd to the congregation.

For more information please see our website www.gracecrcofcobourg.org/.
Inquiries and applications can be sent to search@gracecrcofcobourg.org

 

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Senior Pastor

Church or Organization: First Reformed Church of South Holland

South Holland, IL

Full-time

First Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois continues to pray for God’s leading towards the introduction to our next Senior Pastor. We seek a Senior Pastor who feels called to be a part of a staff ministry in a developing and growing community and someone capable to lead our ministry, mission and vision.

We would like to continue our development through discipleship, bible studies, community outreach and involvement, intentional and positive approaches to diversity, in order to increase our awareness and minister to our community’s needs.

South Holland, IL is a thriving community of faith, family, and future. The individual we are seeking to shepherd our church would be one whose heart is filled with a commitment to preaching God’s word, is theologically sound, who demonstrates integrity, professionalism, respect, and a servant’s heart.

For our church profile please contact Roger DeGraff at rogerdegraff54@gmail.com or Molly Towne at mtowne@rca.org.


 

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Senior Pastor

Church or Organization: Bethany Reformed Church

Des Moines, IA

Full-time

We are seeking a senior pastor to partner with us in developing and growing the following characteristics. In addition to delivering the message from God's word each Sunday and leading us in the Lord's supper and discipling and equipping us for ministry. Someone with a passion for bringing people to Jesus, being grounded in the Word, having a heart for outreach into the community, being involved in community activities and events, meeting people where they are.

A person who can motivate the congregation into live mission with leadership skills, a skilled presenter and teacher who can translate scripture to real life and is real from the pulpit, someone who is relational and personable and approachable and authentic.

For more information or to apply, contact Kent Whitmore, vwhitmore1377@msn.com.

Date Posted: Monday, July 1, 2019
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Director of Youth and Children's Ministries

Church or Organization: Central Reformed Church

Grand Rapids, MI

Full-time

Summary: The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries ministers to youth (7th through 12th grade) by nurturing their faith, developing their spiritual gifts for ministry, expanding their intellectual and spiritual horizons, calling them to discipleship, and deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ. The Director will organize and coordinate our church’s volunteer-driven children’s ministry (birth through 6th grade) as well as assist families in ways that build children’s faith foundation through stories, songs, and activities in the Christian tradition. The Director will pursue opportunities for connectivity, continuity, and collaboration across the children’s and youth programs. Central Reformed Church is a member of the Reformed Church in America.

Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field

Requirements:

  • Experience working with youth; experience working with children a plus
  • Successful leadership working with volunteers
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a youth ministry that integrates spiritual education, service learning, and relationship building, including Sunday morning education as well as Sunday evening youth gatherings.
  • Foster parental engagement in youth programs, recruit volunteers, and provide oversight and training.
  • Provide leadership, staff support, expertise, and regular collaboration with the Children’s Discipleship Team, to facilitate selection of curriculum and planning of activities for all children’s ministry programs, including children and worship.
  • Manage the operation and staffing of the nursery including recruitment and hiring of nursery workers.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure a consistent vision for lifelong learning.
  • Have a “heart for people” – worshippers, volunteers, fellow staff members and the greater community of Central Reformed Church, engaging with congregation members and participating in the fellowship of the congregation as appropriate.

Relationships: Work closely with the senior minister and other groups as needed in the planning of youth/children’s programs.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Shelly LeMahieu Dunn (church administrator) at office@centralreformedchurch.org or (hard copy) Central Reformed Church, 10 College Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503, attn: Shelly LeMahieu Dunn. Applications will be received until close of day on September 30, 2019.


 

Date Posted: Monday, July 1, 2019

Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Valley Life Community Church

Meridian, ID

Full-time

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS:

LEAD to equip and unify the congregation, leaders and staff to fulfill Valley Life Community Church’s Mission by intentionally reaching our neighbors and the community around us with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

CULTIVATE a biblically-based culture through the power of the Holy Spirit where the gospel is preached boldly and clearly in a manner which compels the body to action.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

Demonstrate a consistent faithfulness in their personal and public walk with Christ, being prayerful in all things and boldly speaking the truth in love.

TEACHING/WORSHIP

Lead the Board of Elders in their oversight of all teaching ministries for their biblical, Re-formed, and doctrinal soundness.

EQUIPPING LEADERS/BUILDING TEAMS

Identify, attract and lead the development of gift-based, passion-driven, effective leaders and teams to do the work of ministry, equipping the congregation and leadership to carry out Valley Life’s mission.

MISSIONALLY FOCUSED/CULTURAL ARCHITECT

Lead the congregation to be future-thinking and forward-moving in our mission to engage the community around us.

Visit www.vlccpastoralsearch.org to apply.

LEAD PASTOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Seminary Graduate (M.Div) or the equivalent theological education
  • Ordained and a participating member in good standing with their current classis in the RCA, or equivalent governing body in their current denomination
  • Is firmly committed to Reformed theology
  • Has served as a pastor, or as a spiritual leader in ministry, with staff leadership experience
  • Believes in, accepts and embraces the mission of Valley Life Community Church
  • Primary preaching pastor
  • Works and plays well with others

LEAD PASTOR RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Will be received by and will participate in the Classis Cascades, Far West Region, of the Reformed Church in America*
  • Will serve as President of the Church Board (consistory)
  • Will be a member of, and accountable to, the Board of Elders
  • Will oversee the staff while developing, leading and equipping a God-honoring highly functional team

LEAD PASTOR COMPENSATION:

  • Includes salary, housing allowance, retirement contributions and ministry-related expenses (Insurance will abide by RCA standards.)
  • Four weeks of vacation
  • Study leave as approved by the Church Board (consistory)
  • Salary is commensurate with classis guidelines and experience of individual candidate**

Contact person: Kevin Whipple
Contact email: resumes@vlccpastoralsearch.org
Contact number: 406-217-3567

 

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Senior Pastor

Church or Organization: First Congregational Church of Greenwich

Greenwich, CT

Full-time

Salary: Above Conference Guidelines
Benefits: + Benefits
Housing: Parsonage Provided
Language: English

MINISTRY DESCRIPTION
First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT seeks a Senior Pastor to lead, love and inspire our congregation as we move energetically into the future. For over 350 years, FCCOG has shared and celebrated the Word of God. We are an open and affirming church, with over 700 members, vibrant worship, excellent music, Christian education for all ages, dynamic youth programs, a large preschool and summer day camp and a long history of mission outreach (including a 54-year old thrift shop that continues to thrive).

We desire a Senior Pastor who acts on personal Christian faith and challenges us to do the same. He or she will be one who has firm beliefs but will rejoice in leading a congregation with diverse faith backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be an inspiring preacher and effective communicator. Due to our large staff and dedicated lay leadership, he or she must be a leader of leaders who can manage and grow a complex and dynamic organization as we seek to discern God’s will. Our church is located along the southwestern Connecticut shoreline in a community of quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools and beautiful parks and beaches. We are less than one hour from Manhattan with all its cultural and educational opportunities.

Website: http://www.fccog.org
Association: Fairfield West
Church Size: 730 members; 249 average Sunday worship attendance

Please learn more at https://InspireAndLoveFirstChurch.com or email pastorsearch@fccog.org.
 

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Wellsburg Reformed Church

Wellsburg, Iowa

Full-time

A pastor who is faithful to RCA doctrine and a biblically sound interpretation of scripture. A Pastor who is willing to grow with and inspire the congregation, our youth, and the community.
 

Date Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019

Worship Director

Church or Organization: Westend Christian Reformed Church

Grand Rapids, MI

Part-time

Westend CRC is a growing church with vibrant worship on the NW side of Grand Rapids. We are looking for a part-time Worship Director to recruit, develop, and lead members of our congregation who can continue to lead us in worship. The Worship Director will be an integral part of our staff team as we continue to follow God's leading for our congregation. 

Our church utilizes contemporary instrumentation to worship with the full spectrum of worship music, including classic hymns and the latest songs. We strive to incorporate Scripture, prayer, visual arts, and other participatory experiences in meaningful ways into our worship life. Our hope is that the Worship Director will take a proactive role in developing the skills and abilities of our growing number of children and young people to facilitate their involvement in worship. 

A complete job description is available upon request. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and, if possible, a demo (Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, or Vimeo preferred) to our Administrator, Jeremy Marsman, at admin@westendcrc.org.

Date Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019

Lead pastor/pastor team

Church or Organization: New Hope Community Church

Shelby, MI

Full-time

New Hope Community Church is an economically-diverse, multi-generational church averaging 80 members. We are located in Shelby, Michigan near numerous beautiful lakes (including Lake Michigan), and are situated in Oceana county-home to many small family farms, lovely parks, and incredible wildlife.&>

We seek a pastor/pastors who are passionate about relationships with all kinds of people, particularly those on the margins, and who sees Christ at the center of all our relationships. At new Hope we value Radical Hospitality, Life Together, Spiritual Formation, and Peace Building--we want a pastor/pastors who can join and lead us in discovering God's kingdom in our midst.

For more information please visit newhopegrows.org.

 

Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: St. Paul's Community Church

Milltown, NJ

Full-time

St. Paul's Community Church is looking for a full-time Pastor to continue our mission of "Bringing God's Love to the Heart of the Community".

We are receiving applicants for the full-time pastor role, as well as those interested in serving our congregation in the interim.

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Worship Music Director

Church or Organization: Ponds Reformed Church

Oakland, NJ

Part-time

Ponds Reformed Church is in the search for a Worship Music Director. This person would work with different lay musicians, vocalists and the senior pastor in planning and creating a blended worship service on Sunday mornings.

Further information about the position can be directed to Rev. Nathan Busker. 201-337-6744. nathan@pondsnj.org

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Student Ministries Director

Church or Organization: Bethany Christian Reformed Church

Bellflower, California

Full-time

Student Ministries Director
Position Description

Bethany CRC's Mission:
Bethany CRC is intentionally structuring its life together to assist one another in fulfilling our commitment to transforming lives and communities through the purposes of Christ's church:
  • Magnifying God (Worship)
  • Membership in Christ's Church (Fellowship)
  • Maturity in Christ (Discipleship)
  • Ministry to others (Service)
  • Mission in the world (Witness)

Student Ministries Position Objective
The Director is responsible for all aspects of middle school and high school ministries in harmony with Bethany’s purposes.

The Student Ministries Director serves Christ through Bethany Church by partnering with leaders, parents, and students to make more and better disciples who are authentically living and loving like Jesus.

Responsibilities

1. Identify, Attract, Lead, and Develop Leaders and Teams
  • a. Build relationships with those who share a passion to reach students with the gospel
  • b. Continually equip volunteers to lead programs, ministry teams, and small groups
  • c. Director is not to just do ministry to/with students, but gather others to do the same

2. Connect with Students (starting with 70 on our contacts list)
  • Visit schools, athletic events, concerts, chapel services and other important events that students are involved in with a minimum of twice monthly for both middle and high school students
  • Available for counseling, prayer and spiritual encouragement for all students
  • Be in contact with in-active or less-than-active students of Bethany
  • Have posted office hours weekly

3. Equip students
  • Teach the Word to give biblical understanding and life application of the gospel
  • Challenge students to live and practice their faith at home, school, work, church
  • Identify the ministry passions and spiritual gifts of students and possible ministry roles
  • Identify and train prospective youth leaders in community development and youth ministry through an Internship Program

4. Communicate with Church, Staff, Council, Parents, and Students
  • Weekly bulletin announcements, Website updated monthly
  • Quarterly calendars/newsletters to keep students/parents/church regularly informed about trips, retreats and special events
  • Create brochures/flyers for special events, camps, retreats, service projects
  • Make occasional presentations to the Council and congregation as requested

5. Direct MS and HS Ministry Programs
  • Sunday mornings & evenings, Wednesday evenings, weekly small groups, etc.
  • Local service projects and mission experiences
  • Winter and Summer camps, other seasonal retreats, youth conventions, special programs & fundraising events
  • Relate to and coordinate with area churches in doing some combined events

6. Administration
  • Create a balanced, annual long-range plan for topics, speakers, events, etc.
  • Develop annual Youth Ministry budget and coordinate/monitor expenses
  • Keep office and rooms orderly to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere

Qualifications

Character
  • Fully devoted to God and His Church and committed to expressing that devotion through prayer, worship, and obedience
  • Maintains a vital, growing personal walk with God through Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit
  • Walks with moral integrity to be above reproach in life and ministry
  • Models faithful leadership and ministry effectiveness by being humble and teachable
  • Pursues personal growth and ministry development opportunities, people, books, etc.

Gifts, Abilities, Experiences
  • Demonstrated passion to reach MS and HS youth that do not know Jesus Christ
  • Ability to meaningfully relate to a variety of people groups (church council, staff, parents and youth, congregation and community, and other ministry leaders/churches)
  • Has at least two-years of student ministry leadership experience and effectiveness
  • Completion of college/university desired
  • Has an understanding and commitment to Reformed doctrine/theology
  • Is, or will be, a professing member of Bethany CRC

Accountability
  • The Student Ministries Director is accountable to the Senior Pastor and will meet with the Senior Pastor and Personnel Team for annual reviews

Compensation & Employment Terms
  • This is an exempt, salaried, full-time position (40+ hours per week)
  • Compensation commensurate with experience, education and performance
  • Position is eligible for Family Health Insurance Benefits and Housing/Allowance
  • Three-weeks paid vacation to be used within each church year

Position is available now. Start date to be negotiated.

To Apply, email the following to: search@bethanycrc.org

1. Letter of Introduction (one-page) 
2. Resume (ministry experiences, educational background, family relationships) 
3. Questions:
  • What is your philosophy of ministry to students?
  • If you were a super hero, what super power would you have, and why?
 
 
Date Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Roseland Reformed Church

Roseland, MN

Full-time

Roseland Reformed Church in Roseland, MN is a small rural church with a family centered, loving and supportive congregation. We are praying for a pastor with strong biblical knowledge who connects with the congregation in a manner that will inspire us to grow deeper in our faith. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the Word, loves Jesus, is led by the Holy Spirit, shares the gospel and encourages discipleship. Our hope is to find a pastor that can guide our church to better serve the families of this church both young and old. Roseland Reformed members are searching for a pastor who can help us continue being the welcoming body of Christ to all, yet equip us with the necessary skills to go out and reach others in the community. We aspire to improve our outreach abilities at Roseland Reformed Church and we would like a pastor who possess strength in that area and can encourage us to get involved and connect with others both in and out of our church.
We are a blessed congregation and we trust that God will connect us with someone who will share and continue to grow these blessings with us. If you feel the need for more information from our church please contact us.

For inquires or to send a profile, contact Stephanie Slagter, communications director for the Search Committee at roselandreformedsearch@gmail.com 

To obtain more detailed information, please contact Molly Towne, RCA Ministry Specialist at mtowne@rca.org 

For general church information, please visit www.roselandreformedchurch.org

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Part-Time Pastor

Church or Organization: Clover Hill Reformed Church

Flemington, NJ

Part-time

 

Clover Hill Reformed Church, a traditional, homey congregation with an active core of about 75 congregants, is seeking a part-time pastor.

The last four years have been a transition from a long term pastorate to rethinking what it means for us to be organized as a church and our mission in the community. We now have active ministry teams that oversee all the work of the church led by a large group of committed servant leaders. Due to this new leadership structure and new programs that have been initiated in the past three years, there is a new energy in our congregation. We look forward to working with a new pastor to help us translate this renewed energy into action, growth and ministry.

Clover Hill Reformed Church is in central New Jersey, almost equidistant between Philadelphia and New York and about a 20 minute drive to Princeton. The church is located in a rural/suburban area with one of the top school systems in the State. The parsonage is a 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath ranch with a large family room, a deck and a 2-car garage. Work load and compensation will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Our church profile is available from Molly Towne at mtowne@rca.org

For more information, or to apply, please contact:
Marilyn Fineman
Search Team Chair
37 Rittenhouse Circle, Flemington, NJ 08822
m2fineman@gmail.com
908 788-0664(h) or 908 310-7423 (c)

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: First Christian Reformed Church

Hanford, CA

Full-time

The First Christian Reformed Church (Hanford, CA) has begun a search for a Lead Pastor who will bear the core responsibilities of preaching, staff oversight, vision casting, and leadership. The Lead Pastor, in partnership with the Director of Public Ministries, will also help develop and care for its existing members, and aid in its ability to impact Kings County and the neighboring communities.

The successful candidate for the Lead Pastor position will be an excellent communicator and strong leader. The candidate will also be a motivational force, a team-builder, decision-maker, and a vision-creator who champions and shapes both the vision and mission of the church, thinking beyond current circumstances and looking to broader, Kingdom-inspired opportunities. Preference will be given to candidates ordained or willing to be ordained within the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Consideration will be given to those ordained by other Reformed bodies, such as, but not limited to, the Reformed Church in America and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
 

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Pastor

Church or Organization: Belltower Reformed Church

Ellsworth, MI

Full-time

Belltower Reformed Church, Ellsworth, Michigan, is seeking an individual to serve as its pastor. Belltower is a family-oriented church desiring to grow in love for God and others and to find new ways to live that out. We are seeking a pastor who is a growing disciple of Jesus Christ and who is willing to embrace not only our church but also the community we serve. Our community is rural, resort, and agricultural including portions of three small school districts \ villages.

For a copy of our church profile, information including a position description, please contact: Louise Klooster, chairperson of the Search Committee, jlklooster@gmail.com. You can also acquire a profile of our church from Molly Towne, mtowne@rca.org. For church information, please visit www.belltowerchurch.org.
 

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry

Church or Organization: Wyckoff Reformed Church

Wyckoff, NJ

Full-time

The Wyckoff Reformed Church is an energetic, family centered local congregation that seeks to motivate and connect people to live out their faith journey together. We offer weekly services, Sunday school, JR and SR youth programs and monthly young family gatherings along with other programs to inspire our community through outreach. We are seeking a new Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry who will help prepare our children and teenagers to lead a Christian life through the following functions; education, worship, mission and fellowship.

The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry is a vital role for inspiring, connecting and empowering children and teens, and their families, to grow and live out their faith. The primary functions of this position are to coordinate and oversee our weekly children’s Sunday school program and JR and SR High Youth Groups in a way that provides hospitality, a sense of community and a deep faith experience for new members as well as the existing congregation. This position is also responsible for developing and coordinating monthly family activities, youth mission trip, and Vacation Bible School (VBS) as well as, lead the confirmation class and other events that are an outreach to the community, drawing in and connecting new families to the congregation.

Wyckoff, NJ is located in Bergen County NJ; approximately 25 miles outside of NYC. Please see the attached job description for more details. If you are interested in applying for this position please contact jobs@wyckoffreformed.org

 

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Lead Pastor

Church or Organization: Tulare Community Church

Tulare, CA

Full-time

Tulare Community Church is seeking a Lead Pastor for approximately 250 families. We are looking for a vibrant leader and teacher of the Word, who also believes strongly in the importance of community outreach. For more information on TCC and Lead Pastor Position Profile please go to www.tccalive.org or email search@tccalive.org and we will answer questions or send you more detailed information upon request.

For church profile please contact Molly Towne at mtowne@rca.org.

 

Date Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019
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