Ministry Opportunities

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

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Part Time Student Ministry Director

 Student Ministry Director (Grace Church of Lexington)

Reports to:Lead Pastor

Employment Status: Part-time position

At least 25-30 hours per week, which includes 2 hours of time on Sunday mornings and 3 hours on Sunday evening.

Position Summary:To oversee and be personally involved in the Student Ministry.  To connect students and parents to Grace Church and help them take their next step on their journey with Jesus.  To connect Grace Church to the needs of Richland County and to mobilize the church.

Principal Function:

·       Oversee every facet of the Student Ministry including leadership, teaching, and vision.

·       Oversee and facilitate student retreats including Momentum, Connect, and Jr. High Camp.

·       Develop a program based on Think Orange philosophy of ministry that includes games, lessons, small groups, and group events.

·       Regularly connect with local organizations to assist the people of Richland County in their needs.

·       Organize and mobilize an Outreach Team.

 

Responsibilities:

1.     Agree to the Charis Fellowship Commitment to Common Identity (charisfellowship.us/cci) and the Personnel Policy of Grace Church.

2.     Be totally committed to your own spiritual growth as a developing Christ-follower.

3.     Oversee necessary administration, as well as all budgetary issues ensuring sound stewardship of resources.

4.     Develop relationships with teens, parents, and Youth Staff, through individual and group contact, mail, email, phone, social media, and community.

5.     Partner with parents and provide them with resources and support.

6.     Is responsible for Impact Student Ministry Sunday Night (6-8 p.m.) programming.

7.     Plan and execute regular events designed to attract friends of our current students.

8.     Plan and lead monthly Youth Staff Meeting for planning and training.

9.     Meet with community leaders and the YMCA daycare director and develop ways for Grace Church to make an impact in Richland County.

10.  See yourself as a team player and be willing to help in other areas as needed.

11.  Meet with the Lead Pastor regularly and complete your time investment sheet weekly.

 

Position Requirements:

1.     Experience in leading Student Ministry

2.     College education is a plus.

3.     Skills needed:

a.     Able to make wise decisions quickly

b.     Solid administrative skills

c.      Ability to manage people and develop, encourage, and train teams

d.     Able to teach students with effectiveness, relevance, energy, and enthusiasm

e.     Always strive for excellence

f.      Ability to hold confidences with integrity

Listing Expires: 07-Dec-21

Lead Pastor - Radford, VA

 Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church


To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

fairlawn@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Fairlawn GBC of Fairlawn, VA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new senior pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. After 35 years, the church’s long-time senior pastor retired in 2020, leading to this opportunity. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Fairlawn GBC is seeking a Revitalization Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·      Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.

·      Prior, proven ministry experience.

·      Bible College or Seminary Training

·      Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·      has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      Has the skills and discernment to counsel and guide church members through life challenges using a biblical foundation

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

 

 

About Fairlawn

 

Fairlawn, VA is a small community of approximately 2200 residents in beautiful, historic western Virginia. It is adjacent to and serviced by Radford, VA, a community of approximately 18,000. Radford is home to Radford University, a public university with more than 7500 undergraduate students.

 

The Fairlawn GBC has a well-maintained church building located next door to the local elementary school. For the past 15 years, the church has averaged attendance between 35 – 50 people in weekend worship.

 

To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

fairlawn@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Listing Expires: 14-Nov-21

Lead Pastor - Norwalk, CA

Norwalk Grace Brethren Church


To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

norwalk@assistcx.org

Norwalk GBC is seeking an energetic, visionary leader as their new Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through a revitalization process and into the future.

Norwalk GBC of Norwalk, CA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new senior pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. The elders and congregation of this historic Grace Brethren church have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.


Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·      possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·      prior, proven ministry experience

·      minimum bachelor’s degree in Biblical or Theological studies; seminary or master’s preferred

·      willing and able to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·      has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

About Norwalk GBC

 

Norwalk, CA is a city in Los Angeles County of approximately 105,000 residents. The church can date its history to tent meetings in the early 1900’s. In recent years, the church has averaged approximately 100 people in weekend worship services. Currently, the church is being served by an interim pastor.

 

To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

norwalk@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Listing Expires: 14-Nov-21

Lead Pastor - Penn Valley Church

 Penn Valley Church – Telford, PA


To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

telford@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

 

Penn Valley Church of Telford, PA is seeking an experienced, energetic, visionary leader as their new Pastor.

Penn Valley Church has entered into a Partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new Lead Pastor and walking through a process for a Vision Refresh. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage this process to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community and region with the gospel.

The Lead Pastor will take responsibility for the direction and future of the church. He will work with the vision team to develop vision, inspire and lead the team to accomplish that vision. He will have a strong apostolic gift. Entrepreneurial in nature and not afraid to take risks. He is optimistic with a strong gift of faith. He must have a proven track record to work well in a team environment and committed to a collaborative leadership team model.

 

He will work with the vision team to streamline systems and structures that enable missional momentum. He will lead the team to help identify any areas that need necessary cultural change to be more effective in missional efforts in making disciples. 


Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·       possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·       minimum of 8 years vocational ministry experience

·       experience leading a church ministry staff

·       minimum of MDiv or ThM is preferred

·       willing and able to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·       has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·       is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·       has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·       displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·       pursues righteousness and a godly life

·       must be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·       has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·       models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·       has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·       is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·       ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·       has excellent communication skills

·       adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·       able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·       is a problem solver

·       ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

 

 

About Penn Valley Church and Telford, PA

 

Penn Valley Church, founded in 1965, is part of the Charis Fellowship and comprised of approximately 250 disciples who are committed to the centrality of the gospel message in our lives and ministry. We are strategically placed to be a regional church planting center, and it is our desire to make a local and worldwide impact for Christ by training and releasing leaders, people, and resources to be on mission.

 

We are located in the Telford/Souderton, PA communities, which occupy both Bucks and Montgomery Counties in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. While originally a predominantly Mennonite farming region, this primarily residential suburb has grown to approximately 12,000 residents from increasingly diverse backgrounds. Our towns have a variety of restaurants, retail shops, and small businesses, and the downtown areas house walkable commercial districts.

 

Local organizations have several initiatives to create community involvement and connection. Penn Valley Church is active in these initiatives to serve and build outreach opportunities, often working alongside neighbor evangelical churches and faith-based nonprofits to seek the lost and serve the vulnerable.

 

We have a growing K-8 Christian school, with the majority of students attending from outside the congregation.

 

 

To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

telford@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Listing Expires: 14-Nov-21

Lead Pastor - Delaware, OH

 Delaware Grace Church

 To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

delaware@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf


Delaware Grace Church of Delaware, OH has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization. This congregation of approximately 250 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.

Delaware Grace Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition and into a new and fruitful future.

Requirements of a Revitalization Pastor

Visioning/Planning

·      able to develop a vision and clear strategy for replanting/revitalizing/renewing a community church

·      able to plan both short-term and long-term projects, identify project goals and set time lines for achieving those goals

·      able to motivate others to participate in achieving vision and planning goals for church renewal and growth

·      have a strong marriage with a spouse who shares God’s call to the church renewal ministry and who wholeheartedly supports her husband in this undertaking

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Teaching/Preaching

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      has a passion for God’s purpose for His church and its role in and for the world

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching

·      has the ability to teach/preach the Bible to diversified audiences consistent with the Gospel message

·      willing and able to share preaching responsibilities with a team under his own leadership and direction


Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

·      ability to develop and drive vision for the church

·      ability to motivate and mobilize consensus around a unified vision

 


Heart of a Pastor

·      desires to and capable for ministry to both families and singles

·      desire to be connected and engaged in the community

·      driven to bring unchurched people to Jesus

·      cultivates a personal practice of prayer with a desire to see the church body do the same

 

Culture Engagement

·      committed to sharing God’s truth with grace and love

·      committed to God’s definition of justice, race, equality, service, etc.

·      willing and able to address current culture through a Biblical worldview

 

 

Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor

·      Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·      Prior experience a plus

·      Education – Bible College or Seminary Training

·      Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

 

About Delaware Grace

 

Delaware, OH is a growing community of approximately 40,000 residents approximately 30 miles north of Columbus.

 

Delaware Grace has a strong elder team and staff and serve their community from an updated, modernized worship facility located on north end of the city. The church has been without a senior pastor since mid-2020, but under the care of an interim pastor.

 

Poised for a hopeful new future, the new pastor of Delaware Grace will be taking leadership of a church with a great deal of potential growth and community impact.

 

 

To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

delaware@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

 

Listing Expires: 14-Nov-21

Executive Pastor

Northwest Chapel is seeking an Executive Pastor.  Located in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, we are a multi-generational fellowship with a desire to lean into future generations.  We are passionate about our mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our music language is blended.  Our average pre-Covid attendance was 600.

The Executive Pastor oversees multiple staff and has experience developing next-gen ministers.  Depending on giftedness, the XP may become part of the preaching rotation.

Listing Expires: 12-Nov-21

Senior Pastor: Calvary GBC

 INTRODUCTION: The Calvary Grace Brethren Church is prayerfully seeking its next Senior Pastor. We desire this man to have a passion for church replanting/revitalization and the preaching of God’s Word. Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following items to ej12977@yahoo.com by 10/31/2021:

  • Resume
  • At Least 2 Videos of Yourself Preaching (links or files)
  • Candidate Application & Questionnaire (application will be automatically sent upon completion) Click Here

THE OPPORTUNITY IN A SENTENCE:

The Senior Pastor will provide biblical leadership for Calvary Grace Brethren Church (GBC) through focusing on the preaching of God’s Word, discipleship, equipping, and empowering the church body for ministry (2 Timothy 4:1-2, I Peter 5:1-4, Ephesians 4:11-12).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meets the qualifications of elder/overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Wholeheartedly agrees with Calvary’s statement of faith.
  • Ordained in the Charis Fellowship (or willing to pursue).
  • MDiv (or equivalent), or Commensurate Experience.
  • Excellent Communicator.
  • Passion for Discipleship, Equipping, & Empowering.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fulfill the responsibilities of an elder/overseer as outlined in the Scriptures (Acts 20:28-31, Titus 1:9, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Hebrews 13:7, 17; James 5:14). The Senior Pastor is “first among equals,” and is responsible for setting the pace for the Council and other church leaders to follow.
  • Provide visionary leadership by preaching the Word of God each Sunday through a comprehensive, expositional, and applicable study of the Scriptures – 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-4:5.
  • Lead ministry leaders in developing, clarifying, refining, and implementing a Christ-Centered vision of ministry for Calvary.
  • Equip the saints to do the work of ministry and to edify the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11).
  • Administrate and meet regularly with the church staff.
  • Plan the weekly Sunday worship service(s) in coordination with appropriate ministry leaders.
  • Coordinate and prayerfully develop/plan other ministry programming in coordination with the appropriate ministry leaders.
  • Shepherd the church to love and care for one another as well as minister to the sick and needy.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all Ministry Teams, Boards, and Commissions.
  • Develop a community presence through participation in community events, organizations, etc. with the specific purpose of representing Christ and the church in community life.
  • Be actively involved with the Charis Fellowship and Mid-Atlantic District Network.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Officiate weddings/funerals as needed and as schedule allows.
  • Provide counseling as appropriate to abilities/skills/experience.
  • Carry out the ordinances of the church (Three-fold Communion & Triune Immersion) in cooperation with the Deacons.
  • Work with the Council and Deacons to handle church discipline and conflict in the church, seeking to reconcile relationships and promote unity within the church.

Additional Resources: 

  • Click Here for a PDF document that includes a brief overview of Calvary GBC and Hagerstown, MD
  • Click Here for a printable version of the above Ministry Description.
  • The Mid-Atlanct District has been working closely with Calvary over the last several months with regarding this pastoral search. Feel free to find and contact any Mid-Atlantic District leaders at Access 2021 to inquire more about Calvary and this opportunity (Dan Pritchett, Dan Thornton, Davey Ermold, Timothy Clothier).
Listing Expires: 31-Oct-21

Youth Director

 

Immediate Job Opening

Position: Youth Intern/ Part-time Youth Director 

Job purpose: 

The Youth Intern/Youth Director Intern equips, encourages and partners with parents to disciple students in grades 6-12. Areas of responsibility include: planning and leading youth group events, discipling students, meeting with adult leadership team to cast vision and provide training, developing student leaders, and partnering with parents in their spiritual influence. 

Time: 15-20 Hrs a week

Reports to: Pastor of Shepherding

Duties and responsibilities: 

  •  Creates and maintains a welcoming atmosphere for students in grades 6 through 12.
  • Provides spiritual direction for students in grades 6 through 12.
  • Develop adult volunteers and student leaders to reach students in grades 6 through 12 who have not accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord
  • Partner with parents in their spiritual leadership, encouraging families to worship, study, and serve together, along with providing resources and communication to parents about raising children in grades 6 through 12
  • Plans, budgets, promotes and leads youth group retreats and annual trip to youth conference

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum Experience:(Dependent on whether its an internship or youth director position.  2 years in a church setting or youth ministry context needed to qualify for youth director position. Otherwise no experience needed if an intern.
  • Administrative, organized, multitasker, strong communication skills, Team builder, able to relationally connect well with teenagers.

Personal requirements
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  • Born again follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Agree and will abide with Statement of Faith of Penn Valley Church. 

 

Please send resume to:

Andrew Saunders

 Andrew.saunders@pennvalleychurch.org  

Listing Expires: 18-Oct-21

Pastor (Kent, a suburb of Seattle,WA)

 

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

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

The pastor position is a full-time position (the only paid employee of the church) and is the only pastoral position.  The previous pastor retired and relocated.  A retired pastor is serving part-time in the pulpit.  Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and children are led by lay church members.  Four men comprise the church elder board.  Church member volunteers also perform most typical administrative and worship service duties (e.g., worship music, ushers/stewards, accounting 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), a suburb of Seattle.  The church neighborhood is very diverse in race and ethnic origin and has a mix of single-family homes and apartments.

Our ministry serves a blended community of people speaking English and/or Mandarin.  Some church activities and small groups involve everyone while others focus on a particular language group.  Church worship services are conducted in English with a live audio translation available in Mandarin; attendance averages about 60.  We seek a man who will build on our growing church by encouraging and retaining the current church body while inviting others to join with them from Kent and nearby communities.

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.

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” information referenced below, and then
  2. Contact the Pastor Search team by email:  Pastor.Search@gracekent.org
    1. When you contact the Pastor Search team, please include your complete resume (educational, credentials and all employment including both pastoral and secular).
    2. Provide copies of recorded audio files for sermons delivered by you (or provide publicly accessible web links), including information as to when and where the messages were preached.
    3. Include a cover letter (or email) explaining why you are interested in this ministry and your future availability.

Profile of the church and position: GFK Pastorship opportunity

Qualities and qualifications for the pastor:  Qualities desired in a pastor

 

The church website is:  www.gracekent.org    

Listing Expires: 30-Sep-21