By Christopher Broadwell

Pastoral Residency; Warwick, RI

February 11th, 2014 in Job Postings

Pastoral Residency Program Opportunity

First Baptist Church of East Greenwich and Warwick Central Baptist Church are seeking an outstanding new seminary graduate to participate in a unique Pastoral Residency Program sponsored by our two American Baptist churches in Rhode Island. Together, we will call a Resident Pastor to serve our congregations for two years beginning in July 2014.

We offer an exciting opportunity for a seminary graduate to gain invaluable pastoral experience under the care and direction of two dynamic congregations and their forward-thinking Pastors. Our two churches are partnering in this unique opportunity to provide a caring, nurturing and stimulating environment for pastoral growth for the seminary graduate, while also experiencing the fresh enthusiasm from, and the dynamic interaction with, the new graduate.

We want to hear from YOU, expected seminary graduate, about the experience, talent, enthusiasm and gifts that you can bring to this distinctive program and welcoming congregations. A full description of the program, the churches involved, program requirements and contact details follows.

Join us in this exciting venture for Christ as we make history for the next generation.

Dr. Terry S. Smith (STH ’94), “Delta Blues”

February 11th, 2014 in Alumni/ae Publications

Dr. Terry S. Smith graduated from Boston University School of Theology in 1994 with the D.Min. in Personality, Religion and Culture.  Terry tells us, “my educational experience there was life changing as I studied under Dr. Merle Jordan and others.”

In Delta Blues-From Darkness to Light, Smith shows how, with good information, time and a safe place, an individual can uncover internal, false beliefs and triumph. As one of the earliest life coaches, Smith has listened to over 10,000 life stories, helping people suffering with PTSD (military veterans & others), OCD, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, depression, marital conflict and general despair. Learn more at


Director of Children & Family Ministries; Fernandina Beach, FL

February 11th, 2014 in Job Postings

Would you like to work in paradise? Memorial United Methodist Church (, located on the main street of quaint Fernandina Beach, Florida, is looking for a Director of Children and Family Ministries. Nestled on Amelia Island in a historic district, this friendly church has experienced tremendous growth in young families over recent years. As the oldest United Methodist Church in Florida, their rich history is used as a foundation to build for the future.

The Director of Children and Family Ministries will provide innovative, executive leadership in the development and implementation of all aspects of children’s ministry programming, serving children from birth to fifth grade, as well as their families. The main responsibilities are:

• Provide Leadership: Oversee all children’s ministry programming, nursery department, serve as liaison to the preschool board and supervise the preschool director.

• Equip families, leaders, and volunteers: The director will recruit, equip, and build teams of children’s ministry leaders and volunteers.

• Develop relationships: Establish relationships with children’s council, volunteers, parents, and children that leads to a team ministering to each child to become a true disciple of Christ.

Qualifications include:

• A minimum of five to eight years experience in leading a children’s ministry program.

• A Bachelor’s Degree with a preference toward a graduate degree in a field related to children’s ministry.

• A passion for serving children and their families.

• Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey.

• Ability to lead a team and be a team member with a positive spirit that supports the mission and core values of

Memorial United Methodist Church.

• Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events.

• Alignment with the beliefs and practices of United Methodist tradition and theology.

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Teresa Sippel at

Pastor; Queensbury, NY

January 17th, 2014 in Job Postings

Harrisena Community Church

Historic Harrisena Community Church in Queensbury, New York, seeks a full time pastor to lead our congregation of approximately 250 members; a pastor who will inspire our growing youth population, minister to our elders, and inspire all to a greater faith in God.

Candidates should have a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree, embrace diversity in modern Christian thinking, and be capable of energizing our congregation’s vision of discipleship.  He/she should embrace traditional and contemporary forms of worship, support active outreach to the greater community, and be creative in shaping our overall ministry.

Harrisena is an integral part of a warm and welcoming community.  The congregation currently cherishes its roots in the traditional theologies while embracing an intellectual understanding of a spirituality that affirms truth from whatever tradition or non-tradition it may come.  Additionally, the beautiful Adirondack region offers endless recreational, cultural, and relational experiences, providing an exceptional quality of life.  This dynamic position is anticipated to commence in July 2014.  Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Pulpit Committee at  For additional information visit

Harrisena Profile – FINAL Version 09-2013 copy

Communications Associate; Many Voices

January 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

Many Voices seeks an energetic Communications Associate to work closely with the Co-Directors on all aspects of outreach and communications including social media, events, fundraising and data management, coordination with partner organizations, and communication with Many Voices’ constituents.

Please visit their website for more information:

Manager, Strategic Marketing; UMC

January 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

United Methodist Communications / Strategic Marketing Team

Position Title:  Manager, Strategic Marketing 

Basic Purpose:  Works with the Strategic Marketing team to develop and execute annual strategic marketing plans.  Provides leadership in the overall management of the implementation cycle. Must stay abreast of marketing trends. Must seek out ways to promote the agency’s programs, resources and services. Participates in research, identification and integration of best practices in marketing, advertising and branding communication using various channels. Develops measurement strategy and implements return-on-investment reporting systems.  Participants in the development of long-term plans to innovate local church marketing strategies.  Works with vendors/designers on assigned campaign deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications or a related field, with 4 years in marketing experience and 2 years in digital marketing.
  • Experience in online and social media marketing, mobile marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, any other online and new media channel.
  • Strong project management skills are needed.
  • Must be comfortable with Google analytics. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of church /non-profit industry is needed. Knowledge of The United Methodist Church is an asset.
  • Must be able to work with designers/vendors when necessary.   
  • Background in marketing communications, product development, project management, copy writing and advertising production.  Advanced communications skills including handling client communications.
  • Knowledge of creative design process and experience with design tools a plus. Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


  • Base salary (Call HR to inquire.)
  • Regular Full-time Position (L13)
  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement/Pension Plan /Personal Investment Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Paid Holidays (eleven annually)
  • Paid Vacation / Paid Sick Leave and Personal Leave
  • Continuing Education
  • Free Parking


To apply or for more information contact: UMCom/Human Resources

P. O. Box 320 (810-12th Ave. S., Nash. 37203), Nashville, TN 37202-0320

Phone: 615-742-5137    Fax: 615-742-5428, Email:


To apply please provide the following:

Cover Letter Resume Complete Application Form References 

Social Media/Marketing Specialists; UMC

January 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

United Methodist Communications / Public Information Team 

Position Title:  Social Media/Marketing Specialists 

Basic Purpose:  Develops social media strategy that will increase audiences, create engagement, drive web traffic and enhance public relations effort for United Methodist Communications. Manages the daily activities for Public Information’s social media initiatives. Oversees social networking sites including, Facebook, Twitter and other similar community sites, posting relevant blogs and seeding content into social applications.  Creates engagement, reaches new audiences and drives web traffic to enhance public relations efforts.  Implements the use of social media listening platforms and develops listening reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or mass communications with experience in social media writing or equivalent on the job experience.
  • Preferably, 3 years marketing and/or Public Relations and at least at least 18 months of social media experience on behalf of an organization.
  • Must be able to plan and organize work with little supervision. 
  • Excellent creative writing, verbal and relational communication skills are required.
  • The following computer skills are needed: Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube. 
  • Must be detail oriented with good analytical and problem solving skill.
  • Must be able to multi-task and stay organized in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good judgment combined with a strong work ethic, professionalism and integrity are needed.
  • Must be able to handle a substantial workload, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously when needed.


  • Base salary (Call HR to inquire.)
  • Regular Full-time Position (L12)
  • Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement/Pension Plan /Personal Investment Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Paid Holidays (eleven annually)
  • Paid Vacation / Paid Sick Leave and Personal Leave
  • Continuing Education
  • Free Parking 

To apply or for more information contact: UMCom/Human Resources

P. O. Box 320 (810-12th Ave. S., Nash. 37203), Nashville, TN 37202-0320

Phone: 615-742-5137    Fax: 615-742-5428, Email:


To apply please provide the following:

Cover Letter Resume Complete Application Form References 

Youth Minister; Andover, MA

January 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

South Church in Andover, an ONA congregation, seeks an enthusiastic, energetic Youth Minister with a strong Christian faith to lead our youth program serving middle and high school youth.  The primary focus will be working with youth to maintain and grow our program that has a strong focus on missions and service, but also includes fellowship, worship, retreats and Christian education.  The Youth Minister will lead our youth mission trip (s), along with an award-winning service-based summer program.  The Youth Minister will lead 9th grade confirmation class with a focus on developing strong relationships while leading the youth in their journey of faith and spirituality.  We seek a dynamic and innovative leader who has a passion for working with youth, a commitment to teamwork in collaborating with the staff, and an ability to communicate well in both youth and their parents.  This person will work closely with the South Church Board of Youth Ministries, Deacons and the Senior Pastor to further strengthen the youth program  and ensure that it is very well integrated with all other church activities.  This is a full time position with opportunities for career growth.


Bachelor’s Degree

Seminary education preferred or equivalent theological studies

Ability to utilize social media

Willingness to work flexible hours including weeknights, weekends,

Occassional overnights and an extended week long service trip

Conflict resolution skills

Strong teamwork and organizational skills

Experience working with youth preferred

Success creating youth engagement and continued participation

Please contact Laurie Brosnan at if interested in learning more.


Quick overview:

Active historic ONA church seeks dynamic, innovative and passionate full time Youth Minister to lead middle and high school youth through their journey of faith and build strong relationships with youth through missions, service, fellowship, worship, retreats confirmation and Christian education.

Youth/Young Adult Director; Clarksville, TN.

January 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

Job Description:  Director of Youth/Young Adult Ministries


In order to fulfill our Hilldale United Methodist Church mission to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ to Transform the World,” our Hilldale United Methodist Church Director of Youth/Young Adult Ministries will focus on the five purposes:

-       Winning our youth/young adults and their families and friends to a relationship with Jesus Christ

-       Developing their faith

-       Equipping them for ministry

-       Sending them into the world to carryout ministry

-       Glorifying God in all that they do

Our Youth/Young Adult Ministries Director will develop and work directly with our pastor and our youth leadership in implementing the above purposes with our youth/young adults.  This will include regularly scheduled meetings.  Goals and priorities will be set and reviewed regularly to better fulfill the above purposes

Responsibilities – Youth

Some of the ministries which may be used (but not limited to) to implement these purposes are:

-       Sunday evening UMYF meetings

-       Sunday morning Sunday School, including developing curriculum

-       The Late Show and First Call or similar ministries

-       Wonderful Wednesday classes

-       Mission opportunities and trips

-       Retreats and lock-ins

-       Special services, such as Easter Sunrise Service

-       Clarksville District and Tennessee Conference events

-       Fundraising projects

As Youth/Young Adult Director, he/she will identify, enlist, equip, develop, and guide a ministry team of adults who will work along side of the Youth Director in carrying out our Hilldale youth ministry.  This team approach will ensure the ministry will continue if any member of the team is unable to continue the ministry.

As Youth/Young Ault Director, he/she will visit our youth at youth events at schools and community gatherings.

Responsibilities – Young Adults

            Some of the ministries which may be used (but not limited to) to implement these purposes are:

Sunday morning Sunday School Classes for college age, careers, couples, etc.

Small Groups outside Sunday morning

Fellowship ministries for these groups

Trips as appropriate

Mission ministries for these groups

As Youth/Young Adult Director, he/she will develop a leadership team to vision, plan and implement such ministries and others for our young adults.

Responsibilities – Youth/Young Adult

As Youth/Young Adult Director, he/she will ensure weekly communications with our youth/young adults through a multitude of means such as but not limited to the following:

-       Youth and/or Young Adult Newsletter

-       Church Newsletter

-       Church Bulletin

-       Email

-       Web Site

-       Telephone Calls

-       Twitter

-       Facebook

-       Visits

-       Youth Events at Schools and Community Activities

He/she will make follow up contacts weekly with youth/young adults and their families who visit Hilldale.  She/he will provide “pastoral care” for the specific needs of youth/young adults by “being there” for them.  He/she will make hospital visits when youth/young adults and/or family are hospitalized in coordination with our pastor.

Be evangelistic to non-participating youth/young adults and pastoral to participating youth and young adults before and after Sunday morning worship.  Be available from time to time to take some leadership in Sunday morning worship (prayer, scripture, speaking, etc.).

Our Youth/Young Adult Director will create and publish a schedule of regular office hours.

Our Youth/Young Adult Director will work with other church staff, volunteers, boards, councils, and teams to implement the mission of Hilldale and report to the Church Council on a regular basis.

Due to our growing and dynamic environment of our church family, our Hilldale ministries continue to evolve and thus our job descriptions will continue to evolve.  As  the need arises, our Pastor may assign needed short-term tasks.  As the need arises, our Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Team may assign additional long-term tasks.

Our Hilldale United Methodist Church pastor will supervise the Youth/Young Adult Director.

Like all staff persons of Hilldale United Methodist Church, our Youth/Young Adult Director…

-       Will follow the same spiritual and moral standards set for pastors in the United Methodist Church.

-       Will abide by the personal policies of the church.

-       Will receive a performance review after 6 months of employment and annually thereafter

-       Will receive a background check before employment is offered.

Hilldale United Methodist Church will give preference to persons who have at least an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.


Please contact Pastor Skip Armistead at (931) 647-2249 and send resumes to Please don’t hesitate to contact him with any questions or concerns.

Judson Collins Center; Onsted, MI

January 16th, 2014 in Job Postings

Make a difference in the world by working at camp.  We are hiring for summer 2014!  Judson Collins Center, located in the Irish Hills in Onsted, MI, is a United Methodist camp and retreat facility.  Our 240 acre wooded site is host to hundreds of young campers during the summer season.  Come join our Christian community where people discover who they are in God, grow in their faith, and serve God.  Our program has such offerings as a high ropes course, a climbing wall, swimming and boating, a working farm and horse program, and traditional camp activities.  We are looking to hire students at least 18 years of age who have a growing relationship with God and a passion for ministry.  We need people who have a heart for working with children and youth and a desire to help others grow in their faith.  We will be hiring counselors, lifeguards, kitchen staff, a health officer, an assistant director, maintenance staff, and a media coordinator.  Learn more about us on our website: by visiting the following link: . Salary begins at $200 per week in addition to room and board.  For more information, contact Director, Sarah Ratz at 517-467-7711 or


Application Instructions:


You will need to fill out the employment application, three employment references (preferably one should be filled out by a Pastor or Youth Leader who knows you well), the criminal records check, and the DHS Clearance Form.


All application forms can be found at:

Please mail forms to:

Attn: Sarah Ratz

Judson Collins Center

1000 Hane Hwy.

Onsted, MI 49265