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Director of Christian Education

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church – a PC(USA) congregation in Columbia, South Carolina – is a community of sinners saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit. We seek to glorify God, nurture one another and express the love of God in word and deed. Spring Valley is the founding church of the Souper Bowl of Caring effort and is the home of a vibrant youth program that is the heart of the church's local/national/international mission program.

We greatly value the inclusive nature of our Children, Youth and Families program, which serves children and youth from a diverse array of personal and family backgrounds. The ideal candidate for this position will share those values and bring a heart full of love for all of God's children.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Director of Christian Education for Children, Youth and Families provides leadership and direction for a quality program of Christian nurture and education for children, youth and their families.

Responsibilities include:

YOUTH MINISTRY

> Direct the Youth Council and assist with youth self-leadership.

> Lead and implement creative, dynamic programs that reach out to youth – within the church and our community – that focus on discipleship and fellowship.

> Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers for ongoing youth activities and programs.

> Provide guidance and training for youth advisers.

> Develop creative ways for youth to participate in the life of the church.

> Plan summer mission activities both in the community and elsewhere, including international opportunities.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

> Assist Sunday School teachers in providing spiritual, creative, ambitious and fun programs for children, with a focus on spiritual development.

> Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers for ongoing programmatic ministries, such as Strikers (3rd-5th grades), Children's Church, Worship Preparation and Vacation Bible School.

> Participate in the planning and leadership of special Sunday events, such as Celebration Sunday, Advent Festival, Celebration of Children Sunday, Holy Week, etc.

> Supervise the Nursery Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ, a call to minister to youth, gifts in leadership and vision and a bachelor’s degree (preferably in youth ministry, religious studies or related field). Two years of youth ministry experience preferred, but not mandatory for the right candidate. Salary is commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Ruth Roberts at ruth@svpc.org by August 31, 2017.

Rev. Ruth Roberts

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ruth@svpc.org

  7/20/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Organist

Myers Memorial UMC in Gastonia, NC, is seeking a part-time organist who will accompany our chancel choir. This person will work closely with the Pastor and the Director of Music to help provide meaningful worship.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music and experience in church music is preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Sally Queen (squeen@wnccumc.net).

A complete job description is available upon request.

Rev. Sally Queen
301 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
squeen@wnccumc.net

  7/18/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Director of Music Ministry/Organist

First UMC Lancaster is seeking a person of faith and musical gifts to play the organ and lead our church in music ministry programs in coordination with our Senior Pastor.

A bachelor's or master's degree in music along with prior experience is required.

Our sanctuary is graced by a 34-rank, three-manual Moeller-Austin pipe organ and a Yamaha grand piano. Other instruments include timpani, five octaves of Schulmerich handbells, and 4 octaves of Malmark handchimes.

First UMC Lancaster is well-known for an excellent music program with a Chancel Choir, soloists, guest musicians, handbell choirs, children and youth musicians, and seasonal special services and programs.

First UMC Lancaster, Michael Clancy, SPRC Chair
P.O. Box 608
Lancaster, SC  29721
irishclancy@yahoo.com
803-804-1611

  7/18/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Director of Music, Worship and Arts

Saint James United Methodist Church
Director of Music, Worship, and Arts

Position Description

St. James United Methodist Church (SJUMC) has a well-developed Music, Worship, and Arts ministry, which includes several annual large-format community outreach performances and the pending promotion and release of a recorded music project.

The Director of Music, Worship, and Arts (MWA) will direct and manage the operations of this ministry and will work with the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastors to ensure order, structure, and harmony among all aspects of worship within St. James United Methodist Church.

Responsibilities and Duties
Music Selection:
• Select music for all ensembles 60-90 days in advance. Ensure that music selected is according to the liturgical season and ensures thematic appropriateness. Consistently add new music to all ensembles. Select Praise and Worship Dancers 30 days in advance of performance. Hymn leader on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Identify and book appropriate guest performers as guided by the order and theme of the respective service.
Rehearsal Management:
• Conduct rehearsals for assigned choirs and ensembles including musicians. Complete and ensure the completion of all Rehearsal Reports. Monitor and follow up with ensemble leaders for input, direction, and coaching when appropriate. Attend one rehearsal each month for all ensembles.
Responsive Reading/Meditation Scriptures:
• Select readings and scriptures at least 60 days in advance. Ensure the appropriateness of material selected with liturgical season, sermonic themes, church or standard holidays, etc. Maintain printing, filing, and ProPresenter records for each activity to ensure correctness.
Weekly Worship Planning:
• Conduct a weekly production call by Wednesday each week to plan upcoming worship service and debrief prior services. Consult weekly with Worship Ministry Chair regarding baptisms, special guests, etc.
Annual Church-wide Events and Performances:
• Manage and oversee the planning, implementation, and production for all church-wide MWA events and performances, including but not limited to, Holy Week, Resurrection Sunday/Easter, Christmas, Christmas Cantata,Watch Night, Revival, et. al.
Staff Meetings:
• Attend Senior Pastoral staff meetings, Church Council, Director of Operations, and other meetings as needed or required. Conduct a bi-weekly staff meeting of the MWA ministry.

Qualifications/Required Skills

• Strong spiritual and moral character.
• Degree or Advanced degree in Ministry required.
• Degree or Advanced degree in Music, Worship, and or Arts preferred.
• Must have experience supporting continued spiritual growth and ministry/organization development in a MWA ministry.
• Large church (2500+ members) MWA ministry leadership experience preferred.
• Must have the ability to deal maturely and calmly with the public; converse in a clear and pleasant manner; and follow written and oral instructions with little supervision.
• Recognize the need for the application of discretion and appropriate security measures in handling confidential and sensitive information.
• Punctuality, excellence and diligence displayed in all levels of work and in management of others.
• Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Knowledge of or ability to learn switchboard operation and general office equipment.


This position shall report to and be supervised by the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and the Church Council. This position is full time and paid bi-monthly. The salary range for this position is $50K-$60K and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits are provided. Qualified Candidates should forward their resume to churchadministrator@stjamesumc.org by August 1, 2017.

Larry Salter
3000 Webb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA  30009
churchadministrator@stjamesumc.org
6787621543

  7/17/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Director of Music, Worship and Arts

Saint James United Methodist Church
Director of Music, Worship and Arts

Position Description

St. James United Methodist Church (SJUMC) in Alpharetta, Georgia, has a well-developed Music, Worship and Arts ministry, which includes several annual large-format community outreach performances and the pending promotion and release of a recorded music project.

The Director of Music, Worship and Arts (MWA) will direct and manage the operations of this ministry and will work with the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastors to ensure order, structure and harmony among all aspects of worship within St. James United Methodist Church.

Responsibilities and Duties

Music Selection:

• Select music for all ensembles 60-90 days in advance. Ensure that music selected is according to the liturgical season and ensures thematic appropriateness. Consistently add new music to all ensembles. Select Praise and Worship Dancers 30 days in advance of performance. Hymn leader on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Identify and book appropriate guest performers as guided by the order and theme of the respective service.
Rehearsal Management:
• Conduct rehearsals for assigned choirs and ensembles including musicians. Complete and ensure the completion of all Rehearsal Reports. Monitor and follow up with ensemble leaders for input, direction, and coaching when appropriate. Attend one rehearsal each month for all ensembles.
Responsive Reading/Meditation Scriptures:
• Select readings and scriptures at least 60 days in advance. Ensure the appropriateness of material selected with liturgical season, sermonic themes, church or standard holidays, etc. Maintain printing, filing, and ProPresenter records for each activity to ensure correctness.

Weekly Worship Planning:

• Conduct a weekly production call by Wednesday each week to plan upcoming worship service and debrief prior services. Consult weekly with Worship Ministry Chair regarding baptisms, special guests, etc.
Annual Church-wide Events and Performances:
• Manage and oversee the planning, implementation, and production for all church-wide MWA events and performances, including but not limited to, Holy Week, Resurrection Sunday/Easter, Christmas, Christmas Cantata, Watch Night, Revival, et. al.

Staff Meetings:

• Attend Senior Pastoral staff meetings, Church Council, Director of Operations, and other meetings as needed or required. Conduct a bi-weekly staff meeting of the MWA ministry.

Qualifications/Required Skills

• Strong spiritual and moral character.
• Degree or Advanced degree in Ministry required.
• Degree or Advanced degree in Music, Worship, and or Arts preferred.
• Must have experience supporting continued spiritual growth and ministry/organization development in a MWA ministry.
• Large church (2500+ members) MWA ministry leadership experience preferred.
• Must have the ability to deal maturely and calmly with the public; converse in a clear and pleasant manner; and follow written and oral instructions with little supervision.
• Recognize the need for the application of discretion and appropriate security measures in handling confidential and sensitive information.
• Punctuality, excellence and diligence displayed in all levels of work and in management of others.
• Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Knowledge of or ability to learn switchboard operation and general office equipment.

This position shall report to and be supervised by the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and the Church Council. This position is full time and paid bi-monthly. The salary range for this position is $50K-$60K and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits are provided. Qualified candidates should forward a resume to churchadministrator@stjamesumc.org by August 1, 2017.

Larry Salter
3000 Webb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, G  30009
churchadministrator@stjamesumc.org
6787621543

  7/17/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries

Washington Street United Methodist Church, located in Columbia, SC is seeking candidates for a Director of Children and Youth Ministries.

The responsibility of this position is to provide general direction, guidance, and vision for all areas of Children’s and Youth Christian development, including: Sunday school; Curriculum scope, sequence, and evaluation; Confirmation classes; Volunteer recruitment and training; encourage summer camping activities and other programs related to children’s programs.

The Director collaborates with other ministers, staff and church membership, in promoting and living the mission of the Church. Responsibilities also include recruiting, training, assessing, supervising and supporting adult volunteers, while seeking close communication with and mutual support from the families of the youth/children.

He or she also collaborates with other community organizations while working to create a cohesive vision and shared program values to smoothly transition families from elementary age, into the middle school and ultimately through the high school programs.

If you feel you possess the skills, experience and passion to lead our Children’s and Youth programs into the future, please submit your resume to rdouglas@wsmethodist.org or WSUMC, 1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide general direction, guidance and vision for all areas of Children’s and Youth Christian development, including: Sunday school; Curriculum scope, sequence, and evaluation; Confirmation classes; Volunteer recruitment and training; encourage summer camping activities and other programs related to children’s programs.

• Plan and lead regular United Methodist Youth Fellowship programs for middle school and high school youth that include:
o spiritual growth programs;
o periodic retreats and trips; and
o mission activities.

• Develop mission Service Opportunities: Develop new spiritual growth opportunities; Nurture families with children and youth through personal contacts, including new members and visitors

• Serve as Safe Sanctuary Coordinator
o Ensures all volunteers are adequately reviewed/trained in the adopted Safe Sanctuaries Policy
o Schedules Regular training opportunities for CPR classes
o Reviews Policy annually with Safe Sanctuaries Committee for needed corrections, updates, etc.

• Participate in the development of seasonal emphasis as related to children’s programs

• Provide motivation, guidance and resources for volunteers

• Maintain an awareness of curriculum and educational technology to ensure that present and future needs can be appropriately addressed.

• Supervise volunteers and the resourcing of Children’s Church and Nursery by:
o Recruiting parents and teachers
o Developing and supervision of a rotation schedule
o Developing or supplying lessons for Children’s Church
o Supervise Paid Nursery Staff
o Provide safe and child-friendly environment for Children’s Church

• Organize and lead Children’s Moments in the 11:00 worship service

• Provide an annual Vacation Bible School program and develop a VBS budget:
o Recruit VBS teachers, leaders and helpers
o Organize VBS week coordinating with other church activities, including use of facilities
o Purchase /order supplies for VBS week in a sufficient preparation time for volunteers

• Serve as a resource for individual youth for the development of their individual faith journeys and to assist in coping with the challenges of daily life.

• Communicate regularly with youth and their parents by telephone, e-mail and personal interaction, and attend occasional community and school functions in which youth participate, subject, for communications with youth, to obtaining parental permission as required by church safe sanctuary policies.

• Serve as an advocate for youth issues to the congregation to make the youth more visible to and involved with the congregation.

• Organize and lead youth and adult volunteer participation in Salkehatchie Summer Service.

Qualifications:

• Prefer a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in religious education, theology, scripture or liturgical studies with course work in the same areas. Studies toward this degree preferably include course work in "theology, scripture, liturgy, psychology, and educational theory."

• Prefer candidates with 1-3 years' experience in a Children/Youth Ministry setting.

Robert Douglas
1401 Washington Street
Columbia, SC  29201
rdouglas@wsmethodist.org
803-256-2417

  7/13/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Youth Pastor Full-Time

Southern Pines United Methodist Church seeks full-time Youth Pastor with a passion for disciplining youth.

Responsibilities include planning and leading Sunday youth fellowship for middle and high school, coordinating youth activities/trips, and working collaboratively with SPUMC staff and parents to implement an engaging youth program. Weekend and after hours work is required.

Benefits include health insurance and pension.

Preferred requirements: BA degree in Christian Education, Wesleyan background, and at least 2 years experience.

Email resume and two letters of reference to: amyn@aosnc.com.

Amy Natt Morris, SPRC Chair
175 Midland Rd.
Southern Pines , NC  28387
amyn@aosnc.com
(910) 690-2558

  7/10/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Middle School Youth Associate

Myers Park United Methodist Church (http://www.myersparkumc.org/announcements/) in Charlotte, NC, is seeking a full-time Middle School Youth Associate, who will lead and support Middle School students and their families as they grow and develop as Disciples of Christ.

This person will be joining an established ministry and working alongside a high functioning staff team of three and volunteer team of 70.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide leadership in programming, develop relationships with youth, families, and congregants, and recruit and equip volunteers.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided based on experience and education.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to youthassociate@mpumc.org.

Lauren Stines
1501 Queens Rd.
Charlotte, North Carolina  28207
youthassociate@mpumc.org
7042954832

  7/7/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Wesley Foundation Intern - Georgia Southwestern

Come join a growing ministry to college students in the South Georgia Conference!

The Wesley Foundation of Georgia Southwestern University/South Georgia Tech (Americus, GA) is looking for a ministry intern.

Expected commitment will be 25-30 hours weekly.

Main responsibilities would include:

1. Working with the Director in outreach to students
2. Developing and implementing weekly worship and spiritual growth opportunities
3. Maintaining regular upkeep of the Wesley House Position begins August 1st, 2017.

Compensation includes housing and utilities in studio apartment located in the Wesley House. Ideal candidates will be outgoing, creative, and committed self-starters who desire to connect with students in the love, hospitality, and grace of Jesus Christ.

Previous involvement with a Wesley Foundation ministry (or other comparable campus ministries) as a student is preferred, but not required.

Email the Rev. Josh Bizzell at joshbizzell@gmail.com to apply and for more information.

Rev. Josh Bizzell

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joshbizzell@gmail.com

  6/30/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Children's Music Director (Davidson, NC)

Davidson United Methodist Church, in Davidson, NC, is seeking a Director of Children’s Music to direct, develop, and lead our children’s music ministry. Davidson UMC is a 4,100 member regional congregation located north of Charlotte in the college town of Davidson, NC.

We seek an energetic, outgoing, director with developed leadership and administrative skills, a calling to children’s music ministry, experience in recruiting, developing, training, and supporting volunteers, and a forward-thinking vision for a dynamic music ministry with children ages 4 through 12 to include vocal, handchime, and handbell choirs. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Requirements:

• Three to five years of music education or children’s choir experience is preferred.
• A bachelor’s degree in a related field is minimum requirement.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
• Must posses a proven ability to work effectively with children, parents, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.


To obtain a job description, please go to www.davidsonumc.org/welcome/current-job-openings.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to the Rev. Kevin Turner, Minister of Music and Worship, Kturner@davidsonumc.org.

Kevin Turner
P.O. Box 718
Davidson, NC  28036
kturner@davidsonumc.org
704-892-8277

  6/29/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information