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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  CLC Network (Christian Learning Center) (Grand Rapids, MI) is seeking a Christian leader who is committed to growing an organization that supports inclusive communities for persons at all levels of ability and disability through collaborative relationships with Christian schools and churches. Visit www.clcnetwork.org to view a complete job description and application information. Applications are due March 1, 2015. Questions?  Contact Bob VanWieren, Board President, at EDSearchTeam@clcnetwork.org.

COLLEGE CHAPLAIN  Lyon College seeks an ordained PC(USA) minister to serve as College Chaplain beginning in the summer, 2015. Lyon is a US News and World Report “top tier” national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Lyon is located in the foothills of the Ozarks in Batesville, Arkansas, a safe and convenient town of 10,000 that serves as commercial, medical, social, and governmental hub for an eight-county area. The College enrolls over 700 students from twenty-five states and eleven foreign countries on its picturesque 136 acre campus. Entering freshmen have an average HSGPA of 3.6 and an average ACT of 25. Lyon College is an equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, résumé (including graduate transcripts), and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:  Ms. Clarinda Foote, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503-2317 or electronically to Jobs@lyon.edu.  The starting date is not later than August 1, 2015. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled. 

Wish you had more Mission funds? Matching funds available  Details: Medical Benevolence Foundation, (800) 547-7627  Ext 114

PASTOR  Are you an energetic person who enjoys challenges and is willing to cross roads to test new ideas? Are you a person who is motivated by change? If so then Lenape Valley Church in New Britain, PA, may be your calling. In 2012 our congregation celebrated our 50th year of founding. We believe the best years are ahead of us but need a change agent to help guide us in living out our new WINning mission: to Welcome, Inspire and Nurture all people into lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. LVC is located in beautiful central Bucks County, PA. Its local school district is ranked among the top 5 in the Commonwealth. We encourage serious pastoral candidates to give this missional congregation a serious look. View our MIF on our website at www.lenapevalleychurch.org/pastoral-search. Send resumes to pnc@lenapevalleychurch.org.

PASTOR  Westernville Presbyterian Church: People Together Living Christ’s Message—to enhance ability to bring Christ’s message to  community. Strong congregation since 1818, currently 100 active members. Set in historic village in foothills of Adirondacks near urban centers and several colleges, Westernville, NY, offers small town friendliness. Addition underway to provide offices and improved handicapped accessibility. Manse provided. Visit westernvillepresbyterian.org. Email PIF/resume to folney1@twcny.rr.com

PRESBYTERY COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, PRESBYTERY OF CHICAGO, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)  The Presbytery of Chicago is requesting applications for the position of Presbytery Community Organizer. The successful candidate will build leadership relationships with congregations (sessions), the presbytery, the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and community leaders and organizations. The intended outcomes are these: 

  • To activate relevant ministry and powerful mission witness through collaboration among sessions and other councils of the church.
  • To foster relationships between the Church and the communities in which it resides.
  • To strengthen the presbytery as a relational mid-council of the PC(USA).

For a full job description go to www.chicagopresbytery.org or contact Earnestine Norwood at 312-488-3009 or stine@chicagopresbytery.org. Email résumé to: stine@chicagopresbytery.orgDeadline for applications is February 13, 2015. Expected start date is May 1, 2015 with a two year term. The presbytery is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success at community organizing for the common good
  • Imaginative ability to model new ways of being a relational church
  • Effective in group building and networking
  • Demonstrated leadership training skills
  • Ability to analyze structures and processes
  • Skills and experience with social media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective listening skills, with sensitivity to diverse contexts
  • Excellent decision-making abilities and judgment
  • Administrative skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a larger team
  • Experience in a church environment; experience with PC(USA) is preferred
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred

 

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH   First Presbyterian Church (Wichita, KS) is seeking a full-time leader to foster a strong Christian education program through building relationships that strengthen children and youths’ commitment to faith in Jesus Christ and the church. Visit www.firstchurchwichita.org to view a complete job description. Questions? Contact Rev. Amy Baumgartner: baumgartner@firstchurchwichita.org.

SOLO PASTOR  Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, is seeking a full-time SOLO PASTOR. View our MIF at pccrusa.org and pcusa.org/clc. Email PIF/resume/inquiries to peter@beyondbb.com.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE  The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), one of the largest Church Pension funds in the U.S., seeks an energetic individual interested in continued professional growth. The Regional Representative will interpret and promote our Benefits Plan and Assistance Program to our congregations and employers, Plan Members, and mid councils in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. To view the job description and requirements, please visit pensions.org and click on Employment Opportunities. If you believe you have the personal and professional credentials to join our Church Relations team, supporting our mission of service to those who serve the church, please send your résumé along with a cover letter indicating your salary history and requirements (application deadline 3/31/15) in complete confidence to: Sheldon Dennis, Director of Human Resources, The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Email resumes@pensions.org. E.O.E.

HALF TIME MINISTER  Maine Presbyterian Church, Underwood, MN, is located in the heart of Otter Tail County’s 1000 lakes. The friendly members of this small, rural church seek a half time minister to lead them in spiritual growth while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of this area. Please contact Catherine Barner, barner@arvig.net or cell 218-849-2475 for further information concerning this opportunity. MIF #: 03870.AAO

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