Friday, October 19, 2018

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EMPLOYMENT: Local Church

LEAD PASTOR: In January of 2018, Buhler (Kansas) Mennonite Brethren Church, a small-town evangelical, Anabaptist church averaging 175 in attendance, called an Intentional Interim Pastor because we have struggled with vision, leadership and a loss of members over the last 15 years. We wanted to find renewal and begin to rediscover unity around an exciting vision for our community and beyond. Our desire is to continue to turn around and move forward with godly, servant leadership and accomplish a new mission of “glorifying Christ by loving God, loving others, and making disciples through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Our newly discovered vision is nothing less than to “intentionally transform communities through Christ,” and we are seeking a new Lead Pastor to help us do just that. We need pastoral leadership and care help in capturing this vision and moving forward out of our comfort zones and into our communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The kind of man of God and his family for which we are searching will have a depth of love for our Lord and a passion for Jesus, our church family and our community. He will also be energetic, an effective communicator of God’s Word and have high emotional intelligence, connecting on a personal level with young and old while showing them love and helping them to know Jesus and grow in Him as disciples. Check out Buhler MB at www.buhlermbchurch.org. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to buhlermbpst@gmail.com. The deadline for application is November 10, 2018.

SENIOR PASTOR: Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pennsylvania, a multi‐generational congregation of 150-200, is searching for a full‐ time Senior Pastor with a clear calling from God to lead our church well into the future. We are seeking a dynamic leader and skilled Bible communicator with the energy, enthusiasm and passion to preach the word of God in purity, power and relevance for our everyday lives. The senior pastor will provide overall leadership for the ministry leadership team and be the primary vision shaper and communicator of God’s Word in collaboration with the Elder team and volunteer leadership team. Resume requirements: 1) must have a minimum three years biblical/theological studies at a graduate level (Master’s degree); 2) three-plus years of full-time ministry experience; 3) teaching samples (audio or video); and 4) four references
Send resume and attachments to Betsy at searchteam@centerconsulting.org. DO NOT contact the Line Lexington Mennonite Church office directly.

YOUTH PASTOR: Westwood Church, Prince George, British Columbia, is looking for a full-time Youth Pastor who is a vibrant, passionate and obedient follower of Christ Jesus who feels called to minister to youth. The Westwood Church youth program is well established and currently has about 30 junior youth in grades 6-8, and about 30 senior youth in grades 9-12 who meet regularly once per week. Westwood Church has a beautiful and versatile Youth Room that is dedicated for serving our youth each week. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to lead and disciple young people ages 12-18, as well as organize the youth leaders who are currently in place and recruit others to ensure a vibrant and inviting youth program. Please visit our website for more information and for application requirements: https://www.westwoodchurch.bc.ca/home/about/employment/pastor-of-youth-ministries/

YOUTH PASTOR: Good News Fellowship (GNF) in Ferndale, Washington is looking for a youth pastor with a passion to encourage, train, mentor and equip youth (grades 6-12) to become lifelong disciples of Christ who in turn reach out to others who also become lifelong disciples of Christ. GNF is a community church with historic Mennonite Brethren roots that places a high priority on ministry to youth and has a rich heritage of effective youth ministry spanning over three decades. The man we’re looking for will be able to cast a vision for rebuilding a healthy youth ministry that equips students with a biblical worldview through teaching the Bible and basic theology in a youth context. He must also be effective at leading a team of volunteers to multiply the ministry beyond where he could take it on his own. If this ministry opportunity sounds interesting to you, please visit us at www.goodnewsfellowship.org to see the full job description, profile of our church and community and how to apply.    

ASSOCIATE PASTOR—ADULT MINISTRY DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR: Birch Bay Bible Community Church (BBBCC) is seeking to call a full-time equipping pastor with an evangelism bent. The church is located in the Pacific Northwest, on the Canadian/U.S. border and is two minutes from the ocean. Primary responsibilities will be overseeing our LIFE Group ministry: raising-up and training group leaders and administrating a semester- based small group system that “makes disciples who make disciples.” Other responsibilities will be integrating into our community, teaching and some preaching when necessary. If you are interested, send a resume to searchteam@birchbaybible.com. A more detailed job description is also available upon request.

WORSHIP LEADER: Shorelife Community Church, Capitola, California, is looking for a dynamic worship leader to lead our talented band. Our worship is mainly contemporary, but we enjoy traditional music as well. Although this is a part-time position, there is the possibility to increase hours if the applicant has a desire to work in administration and progress to an Associate Pastor/Worship Leader role. There is also the possibility of a two bed apartment as part of the package. Please apply in the first instance, by email, to Pastor Trevor Lee: trevor@shorelifecc.org

ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Worship and Music. North Fresno MB Church is seeking a full-time pastor of worship and music for our contemporary service. The church is located in an urban area of the 500,000+ city of Fresno, California, and is very involved in the neighborhood. Responsibilities include pastoral leadership and oversight for our contemporary worship ministry. The qualified candidate would also provide leadership to another area depending on their gifting. The candidate should have a passion for Jesus, the church, the city and demonstrated ability to lead worship in a contemporary setting. To apply please contact Shawna Stocks at sdthiessen@att.net.

YOUTH PASTOR: Garden Valley MB Church, Garden City, Kan., is seeking applicants for a full-time youth pastor with a passion for the spiritual development of youth as disciples of Christ. A full job description is available at www.gardenvalleychurch.com. To apply, please send resume to gvchurch@gmail.com.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR—WORSHIP AND MUSIC: North Fresno MB Church is seeking a full-time pastor of worship and music for our contemporary service. The church is located in an urban area of the 500,000+ city of Fresno, California, and is very involved in the neighborhood. Responsibilities include pastoral leadership and oversight for our contemporary worship ministry. The qualified candidate would also provide leadership to another area depending on their gifting. The candidate should have a passion for Jesus,  the church, the city and demonstrated ability to lead worship in a contemporary setting. To apply please contact Shawna Stocks, search team chair, at sdthiessen@att.net. A full job announcement and job description is available at www.northfresnochurch.org.

EMPLOYMENT: University

Faculty: Fresno Pacific University is seeking faculty in Liberal Studies in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences. Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.

Faculty: Fresno Pacific University is seeking faculty in Business and MBA Program Director. Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.

EMPLOYMENT: Ministry

VP-Business Development: MB Foundation has provided a wide range of services to meet its partners’ capital needs and charitable objectives for over 120 years (www.mbfoundation.com). To continue to do so and to provide a sustainable revenue base, they seek an individual to serve as VP-Business Development with responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing/business development program for the Foundation. The successful  candidate will be entrepreneurial and have experience successfully building programs to expand and develop a client base.  For more information please go to http://bit.ly/MB_VPBusinessDevelopment_OP .

COO/CFO: For over 120 years, MB Foundation has served as a valued partner in meeting the capital needs and charitable objectives of a broad, diverse client base providing a wide range of serves with over $190 million currently under management. Due to sustained growth, they seek an individual to serve as COO/CFO with responsibility for providing strategic leadership and direction to all operational, financial and legal management of the Foundation. The successful candidate’s background and experience will be evidence of his/her ability to be  successful as COO/CFO. For more information, please go to http://bit.ly/MB_COO_CFO_OP.

Website Developer: The Mennonite Central Committee website developer is part of the MCC Digital Communications Team focused on our external audience and responsible for maintaining and enhancing MCC’s digital communications infrastructure including websites, social media and email newsletters for MCC in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. This includes ensuring that the existing digital infrastructure is secure and stable by performing required maintenance, patching and proactively performing system testing. The developer will assist with the creation of project specifications and be responsible for the development and implementation of enhancements to provide effective and efficient platforms for communicating with our audience. For more information visit our website: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/website-developer-0

CELEBRATION

Shafter (California) MB Church celebrates 100 years with Homecoming Sunday, November 18, 2018.  The day’s events include a documentary video of the history of the church at 9:00 a.m., Celebration Service 10:30 am, lunch, afternoon service with a mission emphasis at 2:00 p.m. followed with a pie social and time to reconnect. Nursery and children’s activities will be provided. All are invited. Hope to see you there. To leave an RSVP or for more information, e-mail smbc100th@gmail.com or 661-746-4969.  A book on the history of the congregation, Building on Faithfulness, will be available on Amazon, at $50.

Corn (Oklahoma) MB Church is planning a celebration on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of its founding. The celebration will be Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend this gathering.