Thursday, August 16, 2018

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EMPLOYMENT: Local Church

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.

LEAD PASTOR: The Rock Community Church, located in Littleton, Colorado, is seeking a lead pastor who is a dynamic communicator and a visionary leader with the ability to lead a large staff and congregation. The congregation of approximately 1,000 attendees has dual affiliation with the Baptist General Conference (Converge) and the U.S. Mennonite Brethren. We are committed to reaching people for Jesus Christ and teaching them to grow and live a life pleasing to God. We are looking for a candidate with a Master of Divinity from an accredited and well-respected seminary. The successful candidate will be someone who is an experienced teacher and spiritual shepherd, as well as someone experienced in leading a medium to large size congregation. A minimum of four years of experience in a pastoral position is required. We are utilizing the Converge P3 process to evaluate pastoral candidates. If you have not filled out a P3 profile, you can do so at this link –  http://www.convergep3.com/Candidate.php. There is a one-time $175 fee to cover testing instruments. This fee is tax deductible as a job search cost. The church is not receiving any candidate materials, except through the P3 profile process.

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

Associate Pastor: Nueva Vida Norristown New Life Mennonite Church, a member of Franconia Mennonite Conference, is seeking a .40 FTE associate pastor. The successful candidate will serve as a member of a three person pastoral team. NVNNL is an intercultural, multilingual, urban church in Norristown PA.  For more info please contact Emanuel Gingerich at gingerichs@gmail.com or at 484-684-6675.

EMPLOYMENT: School

Dorm Parents: Lustre Christian High School in Lustre, Montana,is actively seeking a married couple with a servant’s heart to act as parents to 15+ high school students, many who are international. This ministry encourages discipleship and some evangelism. It involves cooking and some maintenance. Fair salary and benefits. Must be able to adjust to rural setting. To apply see Lustre Christian.org/employment or email justynk@hotmail.com

EMPLOYMENT: University

Faculty: Fresno Pacific Univeristy 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 qualified candidates for Clinical Faculty and Program Director for School Counseling in the School of Education. Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.

Faculty: Fresno Pacific University is seeking clinical faculty and a director of field experiences, PPS Division, in the School of Education. Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.

Faculty: Fresno Pacific University is seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Liberal Arts – Degree Completion. Complete job description and faculty application may be viewed online at the Fresno Pacific University website:  www.fresno.edu/careers.

Clinical Faculty: Director of Teacher Education, Merced Campus, in the School of Education at Fresno Pacific University. Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.

EMPLOYMENT: Ministry

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

Planned Giving Advisor: MB Foundation is seeking a servant professional to assist our current and potential constituency in the Pacific District Conference with planned giving solutions such as will planning and lifetime gift plans. Skills should include attention to detail, strengths in communication and listening and the ability to understand and explain financial concepts related to stewardship. Must have a passion for Jesus and the Mennonite Brethren church family. Resumes may be sent to Jon C. Wiebe, MB Foundation, PO Box 220, Hillsboro, KS 67063 or jwiebe@mbfoundation.com. A full job description is available at www.mbfoundation.com/employement.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Grace Children’s Home, Henderson, Nebraksa, is actively seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. For many years the primary focus of this ministry has been providing residential care for teenagers that have been placed out of their home by the court system. The successful candidate will work with the Board of Directors to determine both short term and long term goals of the organization as we move forward. Inquiries can be sent to chuck@gracechildrenshome.com or call 402-723-5725.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE: The Director of Finance is the chief financial officer of MCC U.S., including the regions. The position will build the capacity of MCC U.S. Financial Services to provide accounting expertise, create financial systems and provide financial management needed by MCC U.S. In addition, the Director of Finance, in collaboration with the Director of Finance for MCC Canada (MCCC), provides financial leadership, expertise and support for the MCC Shared Program, which manages the international programs for MCC.

The Director of Finance reports directly to the MCC U.S. Executive Director, supervises the MCC U.S. Controller, who supervises the Financial Services staff of MCC U.S., and jointly with the Director of Finance of MCCC, supervises the Shared Program Accounting Manager. The position directs and supports the financial operation for multiple offices including the handling and reporting of all income and expenditures in accordance with proper authorizations and procedures, keeps staff and board members informed of the financial status of MCC U.S. including the interpretation of trends and information as required and furnishes financial data to offices for their own planning and operations.

For more information visit our website:  https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/director-finance-mcc-us

MCC CANNER OPERATOR: (Versión en español Incluida). Each year since 1946, MCC has sent out a mobile meat canner, which MCC workers and volunteers use to preserve hundreds of thousands of cans of meat for communities in need across the globe. Canner operators travel with the meat canner to 34 different locations across the US and Canada, canning beef, turkey, and pork. Canners are responsible for all aspects of the project including: operating steam and pressure vessels, coordinating volunteers, maintaining and communicating USDA regulations, and the maintenance of all machinery in the canning process. Lifelong relationships are forged, opening new doors for life after canning.

MCC prefers to place 2 canners per year. The Canning Team is comprised of four individuals, typically 2 in their first year and 2 in their second.

Due to the travel demands for canners, MCC requires that canners be single.

Canner operators work 8 -12 hour days from October through April including Saturdays.  Canners are compensated for long working hours during the canning season by getting extra vacation time.   Summers are spent in Akron with regular working hours.  This may include working for the maintenance department or as drivers and materials handlers at warehouse facilities.  MCC will arrange for each canner to attend a U.S.D.A. approved canning course and to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

During the off season the canner will be a part of Akron Connection Service Program, a service unit connected to MCC’s offices in Akron & Ephrata Pa. In recent years the unit is typically between 10-15 adults, ages 20-70, and may include families with children.  Married couples and families live in MCC apartments while singles share a coed Unit House that is also our gathering place.  Some of the  group activities include 2 annual retreats, monthly outings, bi-weekly Bible studies and impromptu gatherings.

Cada año desde 1946, el CCM ha enviado un equipo móvil de procesar carne, que los trabajadores del CCM y los voluntarios utilizan para preservar cientos de miles de latas de carne para comunidades necesitadas en todo el mundo. Los operadores del Canner viajan como equipo para enlatar carne (llamado ‘’mobile meat canner’’) a 34 diferentes localidades a lo largo de los Estados Unidos y Canadá, enlatando res, pavo y cerdo. Los Canners son responsables de todos los aspectos del proyecto incluyendo: el funcionamiento del vapor y recipientes a presión, coordinación de voluntarios, mantener y comunicar las regulaciones del USDA, y mantenimiento de toda la maquinaria en el proceso de enlatado.

El CCM prefiere asignar 2 Canners por año. El equipo de Canners se compone de 4 individuos, típicamente 2 en el primer año y 2 en el segundo.

Los operadores del Canner trabajan entre 8 a 12 horas diarias de octubre a abril, incluyendo los sábados. Los Canners son compensados por las largas horas de trabajo al obtener tiempo de vacaciones extra. Los veranos se pasan en Akron con horas regulares de trabajo. Esto podría incluir trabajar con el Departamento de Mantenimiento, o como conductores y manipuladores de materiales en el almacén. El CCM hace los arreglos para que cada Canner tome los cursos necesarios de la U.S.D.A y obtenga una Licencia Comercial (CDL)

Durante la temporada baja, los canners son parte del programa Servicio de Conexión de Akron, una unidad de servicio conectada a las oficinas del CCM en Akron y Ephrata PA. En los últimos años la unidad es típicamente entre 10-15 adultos, edades 20-70, y puede incluir familias con niños. Parejas casadas y familias viven en apartamentos del CCM, mientras que los solteros(as) comparten una casa. Algunas de las actividades del grupo incluyen dos retiros anuales, salidas mensuales, estudios bíblicos cada dos semanas y reuniones improvisadas.

For more information visit our website: https://mcc.org/get-involved/serve/openings/canner-operator-3

CELEBRATION

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.