Ministry Opportunities

These ministry opportunities have been submitted by churches and ministries that are associated with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Any ministry engagement (paid or volunteer) that come as a result of this announcement should be entered into with due diligence and legal review. The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, inc. does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. Persons contacting these ministries are not recommended by the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, inc.

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Senior Pastor for Kent, WA (Seattle suburb)

Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, WA is seeking the man who is called to serve as its next senior pastor

Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, Washington is seeking the man called by God to become its next senior pastor. We look forward to hearing from him.

 Current worship service attendance averages 40-50.  There is an opportunity to reach the many families in this suburban community to build this part of God’s kingdom.  The church neighborhood is very diverse in race and ethnic origin and has a mix of single family homes and apartments.

The senior pastor position is a full-time position (the only paid employee of the church) and is the only pastoral position.  The previous senior pastor retired (after 14 years) and relocated to Florida.  An experienced interim part-time pastor is serving in the pulpit.  Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and youth are led by lay church members.  Four men presently comprise the church elder board.  Church member volunteers also perform most typical administrative and worship service duties (e.g., worship music, ushers/stewards, treasury and secretarial, custodial and maintenance).

The church facility is a well-maintained two-story property owned by the church, in a fully developed residential neighborhood (across the street from a public elementary school) in the city of Kent (population 120,000), which is a suburb of Seattle, WA.  The church is without debt and has operated with a balanced budget for more than ten years.  We expect future giving will need to grow with attendance, but existing church financial resources will provide a buffer while that occurs.

Washington ranked in the bottom 10 states for regular church attendance and religious belief in a Gallup survey, and this community needs to hear the Gospel.  We seek a man who will grow this church by encouraging and retaining the current church body while inviting others to join with them.

Men who have an interest in learning more about the opportunity to shepherd this flock and reach out for Christ should

1.       Review the online  “Profile….” and “Qualities and Qualifications…” information referenced below, and then

2.       Contact church elder James E. Miller at 25505 217th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038.  Phone: 425-417-5853 or email: themillersjjjr@hotmail.com

a.       When you contact Mr. Miller, please include your resume (educational and all employment including both clergy and secular)

b.      Provide copies of recorded audio files for sermons delivered by you (or links to web postings for them), including information also of when and where preached.

c.       Include a cover letter (or email) explaining why you are interested in this ministry and your future availability.

Profile of the church and position:    

http://www.gracekent.org/files/pastor_search/profile_of_the_pastorship_opportunity_at_grace_fellowship_church_of_kent.pdf

Qualities and qualifications for the pastor:   

http://www.gracekent.org/files/pastor_search/qualities_desired_in_a_pastor_for_gfck.pdf

The church website is found at:  www.gracekent.org  

Listing Expires: 07-Mar-18

Camp Caretaker

A search is now being conducted to find a new full-time Camp Caretaker at Camp Albryoca in Somerset County, PA. This job requires a vast variety of skills, such as being an electrician, plumber, carpenter, repairman and a general all-around handyman. The Caretaker will also need to take a test to be “Certified” to operate the Camp indoor swimming pool. He will be expected to keep the Camp neat and in working order, as well as taking care of booking all Camp Rentals. Being Camp Caretaker is a full-time job, so the Caretaker is expected to live in the home provided at the Camp. 

If anyone is interested in applying for this position, please make your request, in writing, telling a little about yourself (a resume), to Pastor Larry R. Weigle, 3449 Stoystown Road, Stoystown, PA 15563-8173.

All applicants will be interviewed by the Camp Trustee Board. This is a very important ministry, so please make this a matter of prayer. If possible, we would like to have a new Caretaker at Camp Albryoca as soon as possible, at least by Spring 2018.

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Weigle at (814) 893-5422

Listing Expires: 28-Feb-18

High School Director

HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTOR WANTED

Grace Community Church is located in Frederick, MD. We are currently a church of about 500 people and our youth ministry is currently averaging 70-75 students per week.

Our vision is to reach the world for Jesus by intentionally equipping and sending disciple makers and we aim to do that by being disciples who make disciples who live and love like Jesus. Our core values are very important to us and they are as follows: grace, community, discipleship, generosity, service, faith, integrity, excellence, evangelism and celebration. We’re looking for someone who is passionate in their pursuit of Christ and is pointing people to Him and is willing to lead a ministry that is student lead and adult supported. This is a full-time position and could be a pastoral position upon completion of a pastoral licensure and ordination exam.

To learn more about our church and youth ministry you can check out our websites here - www.gracetoday.org and www.LighthouseYM.com and to get a copy of our detailed job description go here - www.gracetoday.org/who-we-are/employment-opportunities 

Interested candidates should send resumes to Pastor Eric Miller at eric@gccfred.org.

Listing Expires: 27-Feb-18

Senior Pastor

 Senior Pastor for Susquehanna Grace Community Church, Wrightsville, PA

SGCC is searching for a new, full time senior pastor who is willing to encourage our growing population of young families, expand and support a growing church body, and seek to find dynamic ways to reach our local community for Christ while at the same time maximizing the use of space and land that God has provided for His Kingdom purposes. “Susquehanna Grace Community Church exists to glorify and worship God by making disciples who reflect Christ and are fully devoted to Him.”

SGCC sits on 7+ acres in Wrightsville, PA near the banks of the Susquehanna River in a picturesque part of York County.

Our church is a growing, vibrant, close-knit group of people who love the Lord.  Currently our average worship service attendance for 2017 is 136 which is a 26% increase over 2016.  Demographically our children/youth aged 20 and under are our largest population, followed by those aged 60+. Young adults (20-39) and Middle age (40-50) are fairly evenly divided.

SGCC draws from the greater York, Wrightsville and Columbia areas which is a mix of farms, single family homes and apartments.  

The senior pastor position is a full-time position.  Church staff currently includes the senior pastor, an executive assistant, custodial and maintenance positions.  Until a full-time pastor is secured, we will be lead by an interim pastor as well as teaching from our own leadership.

We have growing children's and youth ministries.  Children’s Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and youth are lead by church members and volunteers.  Five men, including the senior pastor presently comprise the church elder board.  Church member/volunteers perform most typical worship service duties (worship music, sound, greeters/ushers, and treasury/financial reporting).

Our church facility is a well maintained single story (with a basement) property owned by the church. In the last six years, we have undertaken various remodeling projects to comply with ADA requirements, expanding children’s ministries and staff offices. There are additional plans to remodel/update the church auditorium (remove the pews/replace with chairs, install new overhead lighting, replace the carpet and reconfigure our stage and sound booth). 

Much groundwork has been laid with the local zoning agencies as well as civil and architectural engineers. We are in a holding pattern to allow our new teaching pastor the opportunity to move our church forward in fulfilling God’s vision and plans for our church community.

Our desire is that the new senior pastor will strategically invest in the life of the church and discern, with the help of the leadership, the distinct identity and future focus. He will be eager to learn about SGCC and the surrounding area by meeting with Elders, staff, and key leaders, and by studying the Ministry Area Community Profile section of the Opportunity Profile for the Position of Senior Pastor. 

Please read the following online documents referenced below:

If you believe that you are qualified as a Pastor/Shepherd described in the SGCC Pastor Candidate Profile, that your ministry gifts match the type of congregation and ministry setting we are in, and after prayer you sense that God is leading you towards this opportunity, we encourage you to submit your name for consideration.

Please provide us with the following information:

  • Resume
  • Doctrinal Statement
  • State of current ministry situation:
    • What are you doing now in ministry?
    • Why are you seeking a new position?
    • What are you seeking in a new position?

Please email these materials to the attention of Nancy Matarese at info@susquehannagrace.org or mail these documents to:

Susquehanna Grace Community Church

Attention: Nancy Matarese

6694 Sunrise Ave.

Wrightsville, PA 17368

Listing Expires: 12-Feb-18

Senior Pastor, East Side Grace Brethren Church

East Side Grace Brethren Church

7510 East Broad Street, Blacklick, Ohio 43004

Senior Pastor- Search Summary

 

 

East Side Grace Brethren Church 

 

East Side Grace Brethren Church (ESGB) is a Christ Centered Church, committed to the Bible as God’s Word to us. Jesus Christ and the Bible are central to our worship and church life. Our Senior Pastor provides spiritual and pastoral leadership to our congregation. ESGB is also committed to missions and supports missionaries around the world. Our Sunday worship services average around 650 people. Our current Senior Pastor plans to retire in 2018 and we have established a 12 person Pastoral Search Team with the support of an established search firm, RainMakers Talent a part of R M Select Inc. In conjunction with our current Senior Pastor and our Church Elders, we have developed a process and profile for this important role of Senior Pastor.

 

  1. Overview of Position

The Senior Pastor, along with the other church elders, is to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the congregation of East Side Grace Brethren Church. His distinctive priority is to provide well-prepared, expository preaching and teaching of the Word of God and to prepare the people of God for the work of the ministry to glorify God. 

 

The Senior Pastor serves to fulfill East Side Grace Brethren’s Mission: To meet people where they are and move them to be fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

 

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

 

  1. Position Qualifications
  • Personal: In accordance with the National Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches’ Constitution, we are seeking a Senior Pastor. The candidate must possess the biblical qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-8, and 1 Peter 5:1-4. 
  • Education: The candidate has attended and graduated from seminary and has a college degree. However, if he has not, equivalent 'like' experience and 'life' experience are required.
  • Faith: The candidate has personally accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and preferably comes from a Grace Brethren or similar faith base. 
  • Experience: The candidate has at least 10 years (10+) of experience in pastoring a church or group of people within a church. Leadership experience, leading a staff with pastors is preferred (as there are 3 pastors on ESGB staff).
  • Our Beliefs: The candidate supports and affirms the Grace Brethren Church Faith Statement, Constitution, and By-Laws, Mission and Vision Statements, and what we believe about salvation (also see www.eastsidegrace.org/about-us/statement-of-faith/). 
  • ESGB Church and Grace Christian School: The candidate will be led by the Word of God and have a heart for Christian education and teaching.
  1. Responsibilities

Preaching: The Senior Pastor will serve as the primary preacher and set the agenda for worship during Sunday morning worship (currently there are 2 worship services at 9:30am and 11:00am each Sunday). The Senior Pastor must be confident in the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ to meet people where they are and move them to full followers of Jesus Christ.

 

Teaching: The Senior Pastor has knowledge and acceptance that Christ is the head of the church, and that the Senior Pastor serves as the primary teacher of God’s WORD. This teaching role, biblically based and inspired by Christ, serves as the cornerstone of the teaching and educational platform of the church.

 

Discipling:  In addition to preaching, the Senior Pastor shall seek out and lead times of teaching, equipping, and training in large group, small group, and also in one-on-one contexts with the purpose of developing spiritually mature, devoted servants and worshippers of Jesus Christ. This discipling includes espousing and sharing the Gospel; training other pastors, elders, staff and leaders of the church to be more effective in glorifying God in the work of ministry; sharing their faith; seeking providing invitations to those who are lost, to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

 

Leadership. In conjunction with the other pastors and elders, the Senior Pastor leads and guides the church through small groups, outreaches, missions, and other means to love and serve one another and the world with the objective of proclaiming the gospel and making disciples. 

 

Member Care: The Senior Pastor supports and participates in the care of the congregation with other pastors, elders, small group leaders, and members of ESGB with the goal of encouraging with biblical counsel. The pastor will be part of a team that visits the sick as an expression of Christ’s love in the power of the gospel. 

 

Worship: The Senior Pastor provides oversight and guidance to the elements of the Sunday worship service to foster an atmosphere that is biblical, contemplative, and participatory and prepares worshippers to hear the Word of God proclaimed and apply it to their daily lives. 

 

Personal Conduct: In order to fulfill any of these responsibilities, the Senior Pastor must give himself daily to the Word of God and be in constant prayer, looking to his own personal walk of obedience to Christ as well.  Beyond his personal time, he should ready himself to hear from the Lord through His Word and then be emboldened to walk by faith as he directs God’s people. 

 

Work Expectations: The Senior Pastor role is a full-time position leading the church and being involved with church activities. There must be great prioritization between church affairs and school affairs that need attention in an urgent manner. The ability to delegate effectively to lay person(s) and staff is imperative.

  1. Working Relationships

The Senior Pastor is accountable, first and foremost, to God and His Word, and secondly to the other pastors and elders at East Side Grace Brethren Church.

 

He shall work with the other church pastors, elders, small group and ministry leaders, and paid and volunteer staff to effectively lead and/or participate in, as appropriate, the various ministries and functions of the church. The Senior Pastor has the opportunity when needed to address and be an ex officio member of all boards and committees of the church.

 

 

Resumes and/or inquiries may be sent to East Side Grace Brethren Church Pastoral Search Team @ Rocky @RainMakersTalent.com 


Listing Expires: 11-Feb-18

Executive Pastor

 Executive Pastor Wanted

 

Grace Community Church of Frederick, MD is searching for an Executive Pastor to replace retiring incumbent in 3rd quarter of 2018.  Position is responsible for the church staff, church finances, and facilities.  Experience with the Real-Life Discipleship model a definite plus.  Interested candidates should send resume’ to Grace Community Church at 5102 Old National Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 (Attn: Pastor Jim Peterson) or send electronically to Pastor Peterson at jim@gccfred.org.  To learn more about the church go to our website: “gracetoday.org”. 

Listing Expires: 08-Feb-18

Lead Pastor

 

If you would be interested in leading a church that desires to move to the next level of effective ministry than Palmyra Grace is a church you should consider. We are seeking to have a ministry that emphasizes reaching the un-churched, growing Christ-followers, equipping Christ-followers to actively minister; and developing leaders to own the various ministry segments. The church is averaging 150 in attendance with a good kids ministry as well as a good student ministry.

 

We have taken the time to assess our strengths and weaknesses and believe we are positioned to continue to grow under the next strategic lead pastor. We are located in Central Pennsylvania about 5 miles from Hershey, PA and 17 miles from Harrisburg, PA.

The Lead Pastor will oversee/develop the following areas:

  • Development and implementation of the vision of the church
  • Development of ministry leaders
  • Development of ministry systems
  • Coaching ministry workers
  • Oversight of the Sunday services including preaching regularly
  • Oversight and development of ministry staff
  • Oversight and development of an outreach culture
  • Oversight of the discipling system

The Lead Pastor will…

Be a growing, mature Christ-follower

 

Be in agreement with Palmyra GBC’s philosophy of ministry, which includes its mission, vision, and doctrine

 

Have a strong desire to lead and develop the church

 

Have a strong desire to build relationships

Have the following skills:

Able to develop and implement the ministry vision

Able to make wise decisions quickly

Able to develop and lead leaders

Able to develop, encourage, and coach ministry workers

Able to preach with a high degree of application and effectiveness

Able to manage people

Able to resolve conflict

Have the following attitudes, abilities and desires:

Teachable

Team player

Able to implement vision components

Always strive for excellence

Desire to work hard

Desire to finish what is started, bringing tasks to completion.

Ability to hold confidences with integrity.

 

The Lead Pastor maintains relationships with the following people groups:

Ministry Staff

Elder team and Deacon Team

Support Staff

Members and attenders of the church

Un-churched people with the sphere of influence of the church

 

If you are interested, please send a cover letter introducing yourself and your resume to screeningteam@palmyragrace.org

Listing Expires: 28-Dec-17

Church Planting Intern

   Grow New England is looking for a long-term church planting intern.

 

The purpose of Grow New England is to enlist, educate, and equip church planters to establish Grace Brethren Churches on Boston’s North Shore and throughout New England.

 

This intern will receive…

        -  Theological Training

         -  Discipleship Training

         -  Practical Ministry Training

 

The intern will be exposed to and involved in leading evangelistic Bible studies, discipleship (BILD and Biblical counseling), community outreach, preaching and teaching and other hands-on ministries.

 

This is a 24-36-month internship with the goal of planting a church. During the latter stages (year3) the intern will begin to identify a location and launch team with the assistance of the director and board of Grow New England.

 

Grow New England is a cooperating ministry of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Our organization was officially incorporated in October 2011. Prior to 2011 North Shore Bible Church, now located in Essex started in April 2000 in a living room in Gloucester MA. It was the goal of that first church to reproduce itself throughout the towns of New England. And was very much the birthplace of Grow New England.

 

The position is an unpaid position. The intern will be encouraged to find employment. There is also an opportunity to raise financial support through Grow New England. The intern will be discipled by the director of Grow New England and the pastoral staff of North Shore Bible Church.  

 

The intern should meet the biblical qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4.

 

For more information contact Jack Brown at 508.284.5098 or northshorebible@gmail.com

Listing Expires: 28-Dec-17

Pastor/Church Planter

 

Grow New England and North Shore Bible Church are looking for a pastor/church planter to lead their most recent church plant in Danvers MA.

 

North Shore Bible Church, Danvers was started in October 2015. Current worship service attendance averages 35. Danvers MA is a town of about 30,000 people located approximately 25 miles north of Boston. As is true with most New England towns Danvers is in desperate need of the Gospel.

 

The position is a part-time position and will require the pastor to work a minimum of 25 hours a week outside the church. The founding pastor and director of Grow New England will work with the pastor as he transitions into the position.   

 

* This position shall be held by a man who meets the biblical qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus           1:6-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4.

* He will serve on the elder board.

* He will be responsible to preach, teach and exercise his spiritual gifts.

* He will work directly with the elder board in the execution of the church's vision..

 

For more information contact Jack Brown at 508.284.5098 or northshorebible@gmail.com

 

 

Listing Expires: 28-Dec-17

Family Pastor

Family Pastor

Job Description – Full-Time: 40-50 Hours a Week

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church

 

Family Pastor Mission Statement

To equip families to be disciples and make disciples of Jesus

Family Pastor Heart/Summary

  • A man who loves Jesus and has a vision for equipping families to love Jesus and reach other families for Jesus
  • Primary focus is to equip and disciple parents, staff and volunteers to make disciples of Jesus
  • Possess a unique ability to connect with people of all ages
  • Someone whose wife also loves Jesus and supports her husband in making disciples

Expected Knowledge and Experience

  • Biblical studies
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of biblical curriculum
  • Experience in discipleship (discipleship: becoming like Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit and His Word, and making other disciples who make other disciples who...)
  • Children’s and Youth Ministry Experience
  • Able to teach and preach
  • Has raised or is raising children to follow Jesus (the more experience the better!)

Communication

  • Reports to: Lead Pastor, Elders
  • Supervises: Children’s Coordinator, Youth Director, Youth Interns

Area of Responsibilities

  • Church-Based Ministries
    • Oversee discipleship and ministries from cradle to college
    • Ensure that the curriculum used at each level of spiritual development connects to the next
  • Equipping and Encouraging Parents
    • Disciple, mentor and counsel parents and couples
    • Facilitate marriage, parenting and discipleship training
  • Intergenerational Connections
    • Work with ministries to provide times for all generations to worship, learn and serve together
  • Outreach
    • Help ministry leaders develop a plan for outreach and spreading the gospel to our community

Tasks and Functions

  • Eldership
    • Be an elder, meeting every other week with elder board
  • Teaching/Oversight
    • Teach and/or facilitate biblical classes, preaching as much as once a month
  • Staff
    • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • Establish consistent office hours; 30-40 hours/week (present Sundays, Wednesday nights & as needed)

 

Contact Pastor Justin Franchino at (907) 252-8854 or justin@peninsulagrace.org

Listing Expires: 18-Dec-17