CHOIR DIRECTOR WANTED
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Please see job description below for LISC AmeriCorps Service Full-Time Member Position October 1, 2013 – July 31, 2014
SEEKING DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR UCC CHURCH
Allin Congregational Church, UCC (located at 368 High St., Dedham, MA) is currently seeking a part-time (10 – 15 hours/week) director for our Sunday School program and other Christian education related programs*. Experience in a church setting (though not necessarily as an employee) is a must. You will oversee approx. 10 volunteer teachers, assistants, caretakers and will be accountable to and work directly with the pastor. Check our webpage (www.allinchurch.org) to learn more about our church and please email or call for a complete job description. Compensation includes $18/hour for 10-15 hours/week; 2 weeks vacation/year; flexible hours though Sundays 9am – 11:30am is a must.
781-326-5050 (church office)
781-320-8944 (Rev. Cheryl Kerr’s office)
Catalyst for Next Generation Ministry
Leaders in the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church are excited to share the faith with a new generation. We also know this can’t be done the way we’ve always done it. We are searching for the right person to be our Catalyst for Next Generation Ministry. This person will be responsible for resourcing local congregations in creating discipleship processes for youth and young adults. We want to be up front. Our churches need assistance as they seek to reach younger people for Christ. In addition, we have several established ministries including a Conference Council on Youth Ministries and four camps that must be led through changes to remain effective. This person must be able to lead and negotiate changes with long-established ministries while constructing a new role focused on the resourcing of local churches. If you are well-grounded in the faith, consistently engage in Christian spiritual disciplines, have a strong ability to lead others and are passionate about reaching new generations for Christ, this position might be for you. You will need to be innovative, visionary, flexible, gifted in public speaking and communication, experienced in conflict management all with a proven track record for creating ministry with youth and young adults. Send resumes and cover letters to email@example.com. Excellent technology and social media skills are a must; Bachelor’s Degree or higher is highly preferred.
Description: Wesley United Methodist Church, a multi-cultural congregation in Worcester, MA, is seeking a part time Director of Christian Formation and Discipleship who will work with the pastor, the Lay Leadership Team and other Program Staff in providing leadership, guidance and resourcing for existing and emerging ministries of formation and discipleship, encompassing all ages and stages in one’s life.
The candidate will have a vibrant and deep personal faith, incorporating Christian practices in his or her life and faith community and have an understanding and appreciation of the United Methodist tradition. The candidate must be a creative problem solver, have skills in building community, be mission minded and a team player. This position requires having had experience in working within a staff or leadership position in a local church. A bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. A certificate in religious studies, Christian education, spiritual formation or related fields would be advantageous.
Contact: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the address listed below by August 30th. In addition, please include a one page personal statement about your understanding of Christian formation and discipleship.
Wesley United Methodist Church
Attn: Bill Zoldak
114 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Christian Peacemaker Teams searching for an Executive Director. Please see descriptions and qualifications below.
Old South Church in Boston
Seeking a current School of Theology student or recent grad for a 10 hour per week position. The Pastoral Fellow will work closely with ministerial staff and key lay leaders to develop and lead spiritual formation programs for adults. Must be available Thursday evenings and Sunday Evenings. Additional responsibilities will include support role for Old South’s two evening worship services, one on Thursday evening, the other on Sunday evening. Interested candidates should submit a current resume and brief letter of interest. Cash compensation plus free monthly T pass to cover transportation costs. Email John@oldsouth.org to apply.
Sunday School Teacher:
Help Our Sunday School Program Grow!
We are a small but steadily growing congregation in West Roxbury in search of a motivated youth leader to guide and strengthen our Sunday School Program. Our class currently serves 2-7 young children each week (mostly between 4-11 yrs old), representing diverse backgrounds and varying levels of prior religious instruction.
We seek a caring and resourceful teacher who can introduce our children to key elements of the Anglican faith, including Biblical stories, prayers, and church traditions. Our goal is to provide meaningful and fun religious instruction for our current families that can, in turn, attract even more families to visit and join our congregation. Because of our limited budget ($25 each Sunday), this is a labor of love, ideal for those interested in youth ministry work or perhaps nannies/sitters interested in building up their network of parents/future clients.
This position runs from September 8, 2013 – June 15, 2014. (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Start Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Hours: 9:15 – 11:00 each Sunday morning. Preparation time as determined by lesson.
Sunday School begins at 9:45 am and ends approximately 10:30, when the children go into the service during the Passing of the Peace.
Class: Class is currently held in the Guild Room, with typically 2-6 children between 4-11 years old. A parent volunteer or paid sitter will be on hand to provide assistance as needed.
- Lead weekly lessons based on the Weaving God’s Promises curriculum (provided) or other resources that effectively teach key Bible stories and lessons, prayers, and elements of the Anglican tradition.
- Include arts, crafts, and other activities appropriate to the age and development of the children, as well as time where the children are asked to sit quietly and focus on the teacher’s words.
- Set up the classroom prior to class and clean up after class.
- Lead children to service and assist with the presentation of gifts if needed (children typically present gifts/collections, with ushers/others helping)
- With congregation’s help, organize children’s participation in special services including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter; (option to propose and lead other youth offerings if interested)
- Communicate with parents/grandparents/caregivers as needed.
- Immediately report any concerns to a Vestry member assigned to oversee the Sunday School Program.
- A heart for children and faith in God and Jesus Christ.
- Good communication skills with both children and adults.
- Christian Education training and experience with children.
- Should be cheerful, kind, compassionate, creative, flexible.
- Must pass a background check and provide 3 formal references.
Compensation: $ 25 per Sunday.
Please send resume and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Methodist Church of Franklin, MA, is seeking a Choir Director/Organist beginning immediately. The position is part time and this individual will provide music for our Sunday morning worship service on the piano or organ as well as several special services during the year. We have a George Reed pipe organ in very good condition, refurbished in 1987 and a Seidl & Sohn piano in the sanctuary.
In addition, there is a weekly choir rehearsal on Thursdays. The choir, of about 10 members, sings from September to June and rehearses weekly. The Director of Music would also coordinate talented soloists and instrumentalists. Vacation and personal time by contract. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. For more information regarding this position and the Church, please visit the FUMC website at www.franklinumc.org or the Rev. Dr. Dianne Carpenter at email@example.com or 774 212-0520.