Jobs Board

 

We are in the process of integrating this page with the larger YDS Jobs Board. Please see below for postings submitted directly to Andover Newton. You may also visit the YDS Job Board at the following link:

https://divinity.yale.edu/academics/ministerial-and-professional-formation/yds-job-board

If you have any questions, please email emily.bruce@yale.edu.

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POSTED 10.29.19

Pastoral Residency Program (Summer 2020)

Northeast Association of Vermont Conference UCC

Vermont

For UCC Seminarians: Come and spend the summer in Vermont! Experience ministry among the small, but vibrant UCC and federated churches of the Northeast Kingdom in an innovative and fully funded pastoral residency!

What is the Northeast Kingdom you ask? So named in 1949 by former governor George Aiken, the Northeast Kingdom is an area of Northeast corner of the state of Vermont and the three counties (Orleans, Essex and Caledonia) that comprise it. The Kingdom or NEK as it is often known, is full of incredible outdoor opportunities, including lakes, rivers and mountains, home to amazing hiking as well as biking at world renown Kingdom Trails.

We have long been a haven for artists, writers, and theater programs, including Bread and Puppet in Glover and the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. We have a burgeoning food and craft beer culture, including Hill Farmstead Brewery! And each community has faithful people with long established church communities. But as in many parts of rural America in the 21st century, the Kingdom also faces higher than average rates of poverty, food insecurity, opiate addiction and a struggle for sustainable growth and job development. Churches in our area are critical in meeting the needs of the people in the NEK.

This new pastoral residency would provide 8 weeks of practical ministry experience with an emphasis on weekly preaching and participation in a variety of community ministries taking place in area churches. Opportunities include but not limited to: regional food shelves, community gardens, community organizing, and community meal programs. The student would also have access to congregational study and congregational life in a variety of church settings. The student would receive mentoring and supervision weekly during the residency. The student will be provided with housing, stipend of $2500.00 to cover expenses and will receive payment for pulpit supply. The student must have their own vehicle.

How to apply: Supply a letter of interest as well as three references including an employer, a professor and a minister or clergy person. Deadline for applications is February 15th, 2020. Candidates will be notified by April 1st of the decision. Please send applications to Pastoral Residency Committee c/o Rev. Alyssa May at vtrevam@hotmail.com.

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POSTED 10.25.19

Pastoral Residency Program (two years full-time)

August 2020 – July 2022

First Baptist Church

Richmond, VA

Since its beginning in 2012, the program’s primary purpose is to provide recent graduates of accredited theological schools a reflective space to integrate their theological studies with the practice of ministry. The program is committed first and foremost to the growth and ministerial formation of the resident. The resident will serve as a member of the ministerial leadership team and have many opportunities to lead and serve in all five core areas of ministry: Worship, Formation, Community, Invitation, and Compassion. These provide a natural framework to build a curriculum of pastoral rotations that will meet the expected competencies of an effective pastoral minister. A sixth area combining the ministries of Support and Communication will provide opportunity for the Resident to learn administrative and communication skills essential to function effectively as a vocational minister.

Full position listing and detailed application information at: https://www.fbcrichmond.org/about-us/ministry-organization/formation/pastoral-residency-program/

How to apply:  The following should be submitted no later than February 28, 2020:

  1. General Information Form
  2. Current resume
  3. Statement of Ministry (3 pages, single-spaced). Although free to shape this statement as you wish, consider including your call to vocational ministry, why you are interested in a pastoral residency, theological orientation, style of leadership, and your vocational goals.
  4. Seminary Transcript

Applications should be mailed or emailed to:

Richmond’s First Baptist Church

Rev. Dr. Steve Booth, Residency Coordinator

2709 Monument Avenue

Richmond, VA 23220

Email to Steve Booth at Booth@FBCRichmond.org

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POSTED 10.22.19

Associate Director of Music (Part time)  

Wellesley Village Church

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley Village Church is seeking a part-time Associate Director of Music to be the primary music and worship leader for our 9:00 am contemporary worship service. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished instrumentalist (preferably piano, synthesizer and/or guitar experience) and vocalist, with leadership capabilities. Experience across various genres of music, instruments, and ability to perform from music scores and lead sheets is desirable. This individual will also bring a spiritual and creative energy to this role, and lead music selection and execution in a variety of music and worship styles.

The Associate Director will also be available to provide musical support for special services (e.g. Holy Week and Christmas Eve) as well as periodic musical support for our 10:00 am worship service between September-June. This role reports to the Director of Music, Mr. David Carrier.

Full position listing at: https://www.wellesleyvillagechurch.org/news/village-church-associate-dir…

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and voice & instrumental recording (digital or CD) to the search committee co-chairs no later than November 15, 2019 at WVCFW2019@gmail.com or my mail to “First Worship Associate Music Director Search Co-Chairs, c/o Wellesley Village Church, 2 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02482.”

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POSTED 10.1.19

Director of Creative Ministries (Full time with benefits)  

First Congregational Church (UCC)
Burlington, VT

First Congregational Church UCC of Burlington VT, is seeking a creative self-starter to bring to life a progressive church’s vision of faith, community, and service that is relevant for today. Passion for relationship-building, creativity, and faith in action, is needed to transform our congregation and our ministries.  For more information about the position please click on our link:http://firstchurchburlington.usmblogs.com/files/2019/09/Dir-of-Creative-Ministries-Job-Description-Sept-2019-1.pdf

How to apply: Please send cover letter and resume by email to: office@firstchurchburlington.org; or by mail it to: Search Committee, First Congregational Church Burlington, 38 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington VT 05401

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Director of Children’s Ministry (Part-time)

The Brick Presbyterian Church

New York, NY

The Brick Church is a 250-year-old congregation with a long and rich tradition of children’s ministry through its Sunday Church School (250+ children) and a vibrant 75-year-old Day School.  While we enjoy this rich tradition, we recognize that there are many opportunities for us to embrace new ways to deliver this ministry. As we reassess how we minister to our children and embrace changing family preferences, The Brick Church is seeking an energetic and passionate leader to invigorate the existing programs.

Position Description:

The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating the Sunday Church School education program for 250 children (infants through 7th grade) and 100 volunteers on Sundays, one weekly activity, and 6-8 special events throughout the year (e.g., a Christmas Pageant, Advent and Palm Sunday special activities, and other seasonal events). The Director works closely with and reports to the Associate Minister for Faith Formation and works collaboratively with the Director and staff of The Brick Church School, a fully accredited nursery school.  The position requires 20 hours per week with a minimum of five hours on Sunday.    

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a degree in early childhood and/or elementary education or a degree in Christian Education, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an educational setting. The ideal candidate will exhibit a love for children and their spiritual growth; an orientation toward excellence in teaching and leading; support the overall mission of the church; and be organized, creative, and a team player who is comfortable working with diverse constituents. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Contact Rev. Adam D. Gorman, Associate Minister of Youth and Family Ministries at

AGorman@brickchurch.org.

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Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth  

Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC)
Miami, FL

Plymouth Congregational Church, a growing and thriving church in the United Church of Christ, would like to bring on board an Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth.    

Position Description:

The Associate Pastor would report to the Senior Pastor.  This pastoral call involves ministerial responsibilities and opportunities vital to helping Plymouth continue to grow and thrive and serve the Lord as part of the Body of Christ.   

  • Facilitating and encouraging member engagement in the life of the church, through fellowship, volunteer activity, and pastoral care, with special emphasis on connecting members and working with our younger families, including reaching out through our Preschool.  
  • Leading Plymouth’s Youth ministry – with a part-time lay/staff person as part of your team.  Our Youth currently meet three times a month during the worship service.  One Sunday a month, the Youth play a role in worship.  We have Confirmation every other year, and our 2019 group included eighteen 8th and 9th graders.  
  • Overseeing and leading our Christian education ministry for younger children – with a part-time lay/staff person as part of your team.  Plymouth’s Sunday School averages 25-30 children per week.  We have just moved our program into a beautiful new building which was built for and is dedicated to our children’s spiritual growth.      
  • Regularly helping lead worship (800 church members and average attendance of 250).  
  • Other pastoral roles as appropriate – we encourage creativity and working collaboratively across ministries.       

The pastor who accepts this call will work closely with our Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor, who have been at Plymouth five years and fifteen years respectively. 

Position Requirements:

Relevant experience, in particular with children and youth, is ideal. Ability to speak Spanish is a positive but not required. Reflecting the diversity in our church, we are open to candidates from various denominational and non-denominational backgrounds. This is a full time position.  The compensation includes salary and benefits as well a private residence on our beautiful campus – which is easy walking distance from the center of downtown Coconut Grove.  

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor, Rev. Al Bunis, at al@plymouthmiami.org. We encourage candidates to check out our Facebook page, which will give a sense of the things happening at Plymouth, and our website at http://www.plymouthmiami.org/.  

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Ministerial Intern, 2020-2021 church year

First Parish Concord (Unitarian Universalist)

Concord, MA

Position Description:

The internship focuses on all aspects of parish ministry. Our intern will work closely with the Senior Minister, Rev. Howard Dana, the ministerial team, and First Parish staff to meet a wide range of ministerial needs. At the same time, she/he/they will experience all of the parish’s primary roles and responsibilities. Our intern will be expected to give six sermons. The workweek is 40 hours. First Parish in Concord is committed to its role as a teaching congregation. First Parish in Concord is a large church community of historical significance in the UUA. It was first gathered in 1636 and has been on its present site almost as long. Our mission statement captures our essence: First Parish in Concord is a welcoming UU congregation that seeks ways to deepen spiritually, build community, and make a positive difference in the world. For more information, see our website www.firstparish.org

Position Requirements:

Paid holidays and vacation and health care benefits. Funds are available for possible conference fees or other educational enrichment. First Parish offers an apartment right on the campus. Rent, far below market value is $800 a month, making compensation $1600.00/month (2400 dollars a month if you do not need housing). 

How to Apply:

Contact Susan Ryan, Chair of the Ministerial Intern Committee, at susanryan101@comcast.net

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Youth Ministry Position (part-time)

Congregational Church of New Canaan

New Canaan, CT

Position Description:

The Congregational Church of New Canaan is looking to fill a paid part-time youth ministry position. The position offers the incomparable opportunity to combine hands-on learning experience with theological reflection and youth ministry training in best practices. The position is for a part-time Youth Advisor Position for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Advisor position for our high school program “YG” (Youth Group) is a seven hour a week commitment mostly on Sunday nights with bi-weekly weeknight events plus some weekend travel events. The Advisor works alongside 8 other young adults, ministering to high school students and taking the lead role of a “Team.”  Goals for the position are to build positive and healthy relationships with students, be supportive and trustworthy, help students develop and explore their faith and have fun. Advisors for YG will be compensated $6,000 for the year which runs through June plus an additional stipend of $1,000 for travel on the group’s Mission Trip in February.

We are also seeking advisors for our Middle School Youth Group “MSYG” which is a late Sunday afternoon commitment and a few travel events on weekends. This role requires less time than the YG advisor role.  The Advisor works alongside 3 other young adults, ministering to middle school students and taking the lead role of a “Team.”  Goals for the position are to build positive and healthy relationships with students, be supportive and trustworthy, help students develop and explore their faith and have fun. Compensation for MSYG advisors is $3,250 plus an additional stipend of $250 upon completion of the Middle School weekend Mission Trip in May.

How to apply:
If interested in either role please send email and resume to Senior Youth Director, Kelly Leather Antonson at leather@godsacre.org.

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Pastor (Full-time)

Baptist Church of the Covenant

Birmingham, AL

Position Description:

Baptist Church of the Covenant, an inclusive, welcoming, missional, progressive church where all are welcomed in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a Pastor to partner with us in our mission as we enter our next 50 years. The Pastor we seek has a vision for beloved community, a caring Pastor’s heart, and dedication to skillful preaching and creative liturgical worship. BCOC affiliates with Alabama CBF, Alliance of Baptists, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, BWA, and the Baptist Joint Committee. Pastor and Church Profiles can be found at www.bcoc.net.

How to Apply:

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and philosophy of ministry via email to: pastorsearch@bcoc.net

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YOUTH PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN CUMBERLAND, U.C.C. YOUTH

CLASSIFICATION: Program Staff, part-time, salaried. 20 hrs/wk; mid August – mid June; summer hours as needed for mission trips and experiences 

OBJECTIVES: With the support of the Education Committee and in collaboration with the Senior Minister and Church School Director, the Youth Programs Director will plan and organize two dynamic, age- appropriate Christian Education programs for grades 6-8 and 9-12 respectively. Focusing on more complex and nuanced expressions and explorations of faith commensurate with these age groups, the Youth Programs Director will create structured, meaningful, action-based activities that include community service, global education, and intergenerational initiatives within the church and community. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES: This position reports to the Senior Minister. Evaluation of performance will be the responsibility of the Senior Minister, the Education Committee, and Human Resources Committee. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

● In collaboration with the Senior Minister and with support from the Education Committee, develop and lead two distinct yet complementary youth
programs with a well-planned calendar of activities, meetings, and events in three month increments: 

o Junior Youth Group (Grades 6-8) - The Junior Youth
Group would meet Sunday  mornings during church and would be theme-based, with potential themes including Building Unity, Peacemaking, Finding God in Times of Tragedy, How to Pray and Compassion.

o Senior Youth Group (Grades 9-12) would meet at a mutually convenient time for the participants, and the programming would focus on service to area organizations, including, but not limited to: Preble Street, Aging In Place, Food Pantry, Habitat, CCLT, Locker Project, and the Wood Bank. In addition, youth would participate in a three-year mission cycle which would involve local, national and international service trips. Planning, preparation and fundraising would be a focus for the group throughout the year.

o Both groups would periodically participate in Sunday services as greeters, readers, offering collectors or presenters. They would also have opportunities to assist with church school in meaningful ways. 

● Develop a regular communication plan to share past and upcoming youth programs activities, themes, and goals with youth, families, the congregation, and the community through a variety of vehicles to create an open and welcoming youth program community. 

● Develop an outreach plan to encourage community youth participation, including partnership with service based clubs within the local middle and high schools. 

● Recruit and organize adult volunteer teachers/chaperones as needed. 

● Maintain all attendance and other records including Youth Safety Guidelines screening forms 

● Organize classrooms and purchase materials for Youth Program activities and special events. 

● Work collaboratively with the Church School Director to ensure a positive transition from Church School to Youth Programs and to enhance the
quality of both programs. Work with leaders of OWL and confirmation so programming schedules fit well together. 

● Attend meetings of the Education Committee, assist with the development of Annual Planning and Budget for Education, and provide an annual
report on Youth Programs. 

● Provide stewardship opportunities and education for youth in consultation with the Minister(s) and Stewardship Committee, including
promoting participation in special offerings such as the Good Friday Habitat Walk and One Great Hour of Sharing. 

● Independently pursue continuing education and attend programs as recommended and/or approved by the Minister. The church will provide funds and
time for continuing education. Keep Education Committee informed of developments in the field of Christian Education. 

● Participate consistently and positively in the life of the church community. Attend church staff meetings when possible. 

● Other duties that enhance the involvement of the youth in the life of the church as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: A bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in leading youth programs or a combination of education and experience that is the equivalent; a demonstrated commitment to the principles of Christianity, especially in accordance with the practices and beliefs of the United Church of Christ; and the following characteristics: 

● Proven ability to create structured age appropriate programs and activities for middle and high school aged youth. 

● Creative, flexible problem solver who takes initiative and can also work collaboratively within a diverse team of colleagues and volunteers. 

● Ability to create a positive, welcoming, supportive environment for youth and their families. 

● Strong communication skills, both written and oral; comfortable with electronic and social media communication vehicles. 

● Ability to maintain confidentiality. 

● Prior participation in programs of Christian Education in church or school setting preferred.

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CHURCH SCHOOL DIRECTOR

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN CUMBERLAND, U.C.C.

CLASSIFICATION: Program Staff, part-time, salaried. 20 hrs/wk from mid August – mid June; up to 40 hours as needed July – August 

OBJECTIVES: With the support of the Education Committee and in collaboration with the Senior Minister and Youth Programs Director, the Church School Director will plan and organize a dynamic, age- appropriate Christian Education program for grades PK - 5, including intergenerational initiatives within the church and community. 

ACCOUNTABILITIES: This position reports to the Senior Minister. Evaluation of performance will be the responsibility of the Senior Minister, the Education Committee, and Human Resources Committee. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

● In collaboration with the Senior Minister and with support from the Education Committee, develop an age-appropriate, dynamic, multi-faceted yearly Christian education program that ties to worship and includes Biblical stories and practices of Christian faith as well as special initiatives, drama, and/or service projects. Recruit church school teachers and assistants, substitutes, and superintendents, with the assistance of the Education Committee. 

● Provide orientation, training, and a community of support for volunteer teachers. 

● Maintain all attendance and other records, including Youth Safety Guidelines screening forms. 

● Communicate on a regular basis past and upcoming church school activities, lessons, and information related to children and families through a variety of vehicles to create an open and welcoming church school community. Assist with outreach to new families. Create and send a weekly email to families with information about what happened in each Sunday School class with discussion starters and/or activities for families at home. 

● Organize classrooms and purchase materials for church school activities and special events (such as Teacher Appreciation, Third Grade Bibles, etc). 

● Oversee Nursery services and child care for congregational meetings, services etc.; ensure children’s materials are available during the service when there is no church school, including at summer services. 

● In collaboration with other staff and volunteers plan and organize special initiatives outside of Sunday programming that involve outreach to children and families in the community (such as evening intergenerational activities, Summerfest, or retreats). 

● Work collaboratively with the Youth Programs Director to ensure a positive transition from Church School to youth programs and to enhance the programming of the respective programs. 

● Attend meetings of the Education Committee, assist with the development of Annual Planning and Budget for Education, and provide an annual report on the church school program. 

● Provide stewardship opportunities and education for children and families in consultation with the Minister(s) and Stewardship Committee, including promoting participation in special offerings such as the Good Friday Habitat Walk and One Great Hour of Sharing. 

● Independently pursue continuing education and attend programs as recommended and/or approved by the Minister. The church will provide funds and time for continuing education. Keep Education Committee informed of developments in the field of Christian Education. 

● Participate consistently and positively in the life of the church community. Attend church staff meetings. 

● Other duties that enhance the involvement of children and their families in the life of the church as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 

A bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in leading youth programs or a combination of education and experience that is the equivalent; a demonstrated commitment to the principles of Christianity, especially in accordance with the practices and beliefs of the United Church of Christ; and the following characteristics: 

● Proven ability to create programs, lessons, and age appropriate curriculum for children and youth. 

● Creative, flexible problem solver who takes initiative and can also work collaboratively within a diverse team of colleagues. 

● Ability to create a positive, welcoming, supportive environment for children and their families. 

● Proven ability to recruit, retain, and support volunteers. 

● Strong communication skills, both written and oral; comfortable with electronic and social media communication vehicles. 

● Ability to maintain confidentiality. 

● Prior participation in programs of Christian Education in church or school setting preferred.

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Part-time Associate Pastor

The Dover Church (UCC)

Dover, MA

The Dover Church, an Open and Affirming congregation in the southwestern suburbs of Boston, is looking for a part-time Associate Pastor able to become licensed in the Metropolitan Boston Association of the United Church of Christ.

The ideal candidate has a real passion for youth and children’s ministry, opening young people’s eyes and hearts to God’s love, a self starter with exemplary organizational skills, and comfort co-leading worship and preaching once a month to a discerning congregation.

The position is 20 hours a week with room to grow. Preaching and primary worship leadership will be approximately one Sunday a month. This pastor will be the lead youth pastor, assisted by the Senior Pastor and adult volunteers, as well as being the Director of Christian Education, responsible for curriculum and teacher development as well as program oversight K-8. Our Whole Lives and participation un the Confirmation programs will also be part of the portfolio.

This is a great opportunity to find out what ministry is like, help transform young lives, and earn a decent living while in seminary.

Contact: Max Olmstead, Pastor; 508-982-0422; max@thedoverchurch.org

Go to www.thedoverchurch.org


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