Classifieds

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FOR SALE:

On Holy Ground, produced by the MB Historical Commission and introduced by Valerie Rempel, contains the stories of 15 women who are, or have been, in ministry leadership in the Mennonite Brethren Church. The women speak of God’s call, of challenges and joys, and of their ministry in education, pastoral leadership, missions, or church media. The voices are individual, diverse, sometimes raw, and inspiring. Contributors include Laura Kalmar, Karen Heidebrecht Thiessen, Grace Kim, Mary Reimer, Mary Anne Isaak, Elfrieda Neufeld Schroeder, Ingrid Reichard, Carol Penner, Karen Huebert Sanchez, Lorraine Dick, Lorraine Matties, Dora Dueck (editor), Bev Peters, Delores Histand Friesen, and Sherri Guenther Trautwein.

 The print edition of the book, launched in 2022, is sold out, but the collection is now available as an e-book through Kindred Productions. https://www.kindredproductions.com/product/on-holy-ground-ebook/



EMPLOYMENT: Local Church

Children’s Ministry Director: Zoar MB Church is excitedly looking for a full-time children’s ministry director. If you love working with children and volunteers, have a heart for Jesus and the gospel and possess leadership and administrative skills, please consider applying. Check out our website for application instructions and a full job description at www.zoarmb.org.


Pastor: Ottawa Community Church, Ottawa, Kansas, is seeking a pastor. A Church and Pastor Profile and contact information can be found here.

Pastor: Faith Bible Church of Lawton, Oklahoma is seeking a pastor. More information may be found at Lancastersearch.com Resumes may be sent to Jason@No-FeePastorSearch.com or by contacting Ed Jensen pulpit committee chairman at jensen54149@yahoo.com.


Lead Pastor: Valleyview Bible Church in Cimarron, Kansas, is searching for a lead pastor. Please find more information at https://valleyviewbiblechurch.wordpress.com/pastoral-search/


Youth Pastor: Heritage Bible Church, Bakersfield, California, is seeking a full-time youth pastor/campus pastor. The church began Readyland Preschool in 1967. Today there are 300+ students on our church campus each day, from preschool through 8th grade. Primary responsibilities include: direct our Junior High and High School ministries, train volunteer leaders and organize camps and mission trips. This person would also serve our school as a campus pastor, assisting in chapels, being available to teachers, classes and students for spiritual guidance. For a full job description, contact www.heritagebible.us. If interested, contact Justin Hiebert at justin@justinhiebert.com


Lead Pastor: Pine Acres Church, a growing and active church in Weatherford, Oklahoma, is seeking a man to lead this growing congregation into the next phrase of God’s plan for our church. We seek a leader who can empower our church to fulfill the vision God has given us in the community of Weatherford and beyond. PAC has contemporary worship, a vibrant children’s ministry and values biblical, Christ-centered truths. For more information about who we are and what we believe click here.For more information please go to the following links: https://www.pineacres.org/; https://cityofweatherford.com/ To apply, please email your resume and Lead Pastor Questionnaire to apply@pineacres.org.


Lead Pastor: Valleyview Bible Church, Cimarron, Kansas, is currently in search of a lead pastor. We are a Christ-centered, Bible teaching church and have a multi-generation group ranging from young children, young adults and senior citizens. Bible exposition, contemporary/traditional praise and worship are featured in our church services. We have youth centered programs on Wednesday evenings for high school and junior high youth. There is also an AWANA program that serves ages 3 through 6th grade. Potential candidates can apply on line at https://valleyviewbiblechurch.wordpress.com/pastoral-search/ or contact Charles Sauerwein at candc@ucom.net / text 620-272-6928 or Wayne Bartel at lynnbartel65@att.net / text 620-339-2243


Youth Pastor/Campus Pastor: Heritage Bible Church, Bakersfield, California, is seeking a full-time Youth Pastor/Campus Pastor. The church began Readyland Preschool in 1967. Today there are 300+ students on our church campus each day, from preschool through 8th grade. Primary responsibilities include: direct our Junior High and High School ministries, train volunteer leaders, organize camps and mission trips. This person will also serve our school as a Campus Pastor, assisting in chapels, being available to teachers, classes and students for spiritual guidance. For a full job description, contact www.heritagebible.us.


Pastor of Student Ministries: Shafter MB Church is currently in the search process for a full-time pastor of student ministries. Responsibilities include overseeing Jr. High, High School and College age ministries. The community of approximately 20,000 is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California, 10 miles northwest of Bakersfield. A full job description and additional information is available at https:// www.shaftermb.org/psm/


Worship Director: Good News Fellowship, Ferndale, Washington, is a growing community of households of faith who are multiplying, equipping, and empowering households of faith. GNF is seeking a part-time Worship Director to lead the church body in musically celebrating God. The Worship Director provides leadership by creating an inviting, worshipful atmosphere, a space in which people can meet with God; leading the congregation and the members of the worship ministry in growing their relationship with the Lord through worship; and developing a rotating team of worship leaders. More information can be found at: https://www.goodnewsfellowship.org/worshipdirector. Interested applicants can send cover letter and résumé to office@goodnewsfellowship.org.



EMPLOYMENT: Agency

Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Mennonite Aid Plan of the Pacific Coast (MAP) is a West Coast ministry dedicated to serving as the first responder in times of financial crises by offering insurance products for homes and churches to our Anabaptist members. MAP seeks a dynamic, inspiring, and experienced CEO to oversee all insurance company operations.  This person will direct a Sales Manager and an office staff of about a half dozen from the Reedley, California, office.  The position is full-time with a generous benefits package.  Salary commensurate with experience.

MAP is a financially robust Mutual Insurance Company that exists for the benefit of our Anabaptist-affiliated members/policyholders. As a non-profit, our social purpose is to use our revenues and surpluses to achieve the goal of “bearing one another’s burdens.” Galatians 6:2

To receive a comprehensive candidate packet, please contact us at mennceosearch@gmail.com


LACA Regional Support Coordinator for PMER and Safeguarding Mechanisms: MCC is seeking a professional who will serve as a resource and support for MCC programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LACA) in the areas of PMER and Safeguarding, provide training, mentoring and capacity building for MCC LACA staff and partners. This includes strengthening on-going PMER tasks and program safeguarding mechanisms, as well as critical PMER-related support during times of orientation, transitions or emergencies. For more information and deadline to apply visit: https://mccglobal.my.site.com/MCCJobs/s/vacancy-details?vacancyId=a2SIV0000005ki92AA


LACA Coordinador(a) Regional de Apoyo a PMER y Mecanismos de Salvaguardia El CCM está buscando una o un profesional que se desempeñará como recurso y apoyo para los programas del CCM en América Latina y el Caribe (LACA) en las áreas de PMER y Salvaguardia, proporcionará capacitación, tutoría y desarrollo de capacidades para el personal y los socios del CCM en LACA. Esto incluye el fortalecimiento de las tareas en curso de PMER y los mecanismos de salvaguardia del programa, así como el apoyo crítico relacionado con PMER en momentos de orientación, transiciones o emergencias. Más información y plazo de postulación en: https://mccglobal.my.site.com/MCCJobs/s/vacancy-details?vacancyId=a2SIV0000005ki92AA


MCC Representative: Mennonite Central Committee is a global ministry dedicated to relief, development and peacebuilding initiatives. We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced individual to join our team as the MCC Representative for Nicaragua and Honduras.
The MCC Representative will provide leadership and programmatic direction to MCC’s work in Nicaragua and Honduras within MCC Latin America/Caribbean regional parameters. This position also maintains relationships with MCC partners in the countries and represents MCC to churches, agencies, community groups and leaders, and the governments of Honduras and Nicaragua.
To apply for this opportunity and learn more about the position, please visit our candidate portal on the MCC website: mcc.org/careers or https://mccglobal.my.site.com/MCCJobs/s/vacancy-details?vacancyId=a2SIV0000004o4f

Planned Giving Advisor: MB Foundation is seeking a planned giving advisor. This is a relationship-building position for someone who has a heart for people and stewardship and loves the Lord. The position is full-time with a generous benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience. Training is available. If interested, go to www.mbfoundation.com/employment or email your resume to hrdepartment@mbfoundation.com



EMPLOYMENT: University

Vice President of Advancement: Tabor College seeks an experienced Vice President of Advancement who will be responsible for fundraising, alumni relations, public relations, planned giving, marketing and communications. The VP will plan, organize and implement development activities, give primary leadership to capital campaigns and supervise the advancement team. The VP serves on the Executive Team and reports to the president of the college.

Requirements: Candidates with networking abilities, possessing good office skills including exceptional computer proficiencies, is highly organized, gives attention to details, possesses excellent written/verbal skills and is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required, masters degree preferred; strongly preferred a person with a background with Tabor College; 3-5 years of related experience preferred.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Alex Wiens, Tabor College, 400 S. Jefferson St., Hillsboro, KS 67063 or tchumrec@tabor.edu

Tabor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating under the auspices of the Mennonite Brethren Churches of the United States. It complies with all applicable non-discrimination laws. Women and Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Tabor College invites applications for faculty in the following areas:

  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Music

Complete job description and requirements at https://tabor.edu/about/employment/


Fresno Pacific University invites applications for faculty in the following areas:

  • Faculty in Biology
  • Faculty in Business- Accounting
  • Faculty in Chemistry – Traditional Undergraduate
  • Faculty in Computer Science
  • Faculty in Criminology
  • Faculty in Mathematics
  • Faculty in Media Studies
  • Faculty in Nursing – BSN
  • Faculty in Nursing – MSN
  • Faculty in Nursing – MSN/BSN, Chair
  • Faculty in Physics

Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.


Fresno Paciific University in Fresno, California, is seeking an Associate Provost for Adult Learning. This is a full-time position. Applications can be submitted online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/fresnoedu/staff

Position Summary

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range;  $85,000.00-$130,000.00 annually

The Associate Provost for Adult Learning leads Fresno Pacific University’s degree completion and continuing education programs ensuring academic rigor and program quality, student success, support and retention, and enrollment growth.  The AP for Adult Learning collaborates with academic deans, program directors, enrollment management, student life, registrar, student financial services, and the Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention to establish and maintain a cohesive and student-centered approach to teaching and learning, course design, delivery and scheduling, advising, technology support, and university policies.  The Associate Provost for Adult Learning will engage regional employers and partners, Fresno Pacific University faculty and staff on its main campus and 4 regional centers, and regional community colleges to meet the learning needs of the workforce and employers of California’s Central Valley through in-person, online, and hybrid degrees, certificates and continuing education.  The Associate Provost of Adult Learning will serve as an advocate for post-traditional learners through the creation and multiple credential pathways including transfer, credit for prior learning, and apprenticeships.   The Associate Provost for Adult Learning reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and leads a team that includes the Director for the Center for Online Learning, the Director of Continuing Education, and the Degree Completion Program Coordinators.

Degree Completion

Fresno Pacific University offers degree completion programs through regional centers in Bakersfield, Visalia, North Fresno, and Merced.  The Associate Provost for Adult Learning will ensure the relevance and rigor of these programs, promote student learning and success, and support faculty and staff as they create meaningful and excellent student experiences.  The AP for Adult Learning will work with enrollment management, academic advisors, registrar, and student financial services to provide adult-friendly and efficient practices and policies for degree completion students.

Continuing Education

The AP for Adult Learning will lead the expansion of FPU’s continuing education offerings to meet workforce learning needs in California’s Central Valley.  The AP for Adult Learning will establish and maintain relationships with regional employers and offer programming that will enhance the skills and competence of the region’s workforce in order to create a vibrant and resilient economy and an engaged and healthy community.  The AP of Adult Learning will work with the FPU Office of Advancement to provide ongoing engagement with FPU alumni.

Inclusive Teaching and Learning

The AP for Adult Learning will serve as a champion for and expert in student-centered and inclusive andragogy by providing faculty development and instructional design support to FPU faculty.  In partnership with the AP for Student Success and Retention, the AP for Adult Learning will oversee the design and delivery of courses and programs to meet the learning needs of adult students and ensure their success and completion.

Essential Functions

Culture:

  • Be in agreement with the university’s Confession of Faith, found here, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church, and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
  • Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Fresno Pacific University.
  • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students, and or any person or organization in the course of representing the University.
  • All FPU employees are called to exercise the gifts and calling of God through their daily life and role here at FPU. As ministers to students and other employees in daily life, FPU employees seek to embody the ideals laid out in the FPU Idea.
  • A steadfast commitment to the “The Fresno Pacific University Idea” and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the University.

Duties:

  • Lead a cross-functional team of program directors and faculty to ensure program quality, academic rigor, and student success in degree completion and continuing education.
  • Oversee and guide the work of the Center for Online Learning (COL) to provide professional development on effective, culturally responsive, and student-centered andragogy for all faculty.
  • Lead the design and implementation of new programs with deans, faculty, and regional employers.
  • Ensure a cohesive and responsive network of student support and service through collaboration with the registrar, student financial services, academic success center, and regional campuses.
  • Lead the design and implementation of new continuing education programs.
  • Work with the deans and program directors to develop and staff a course schedule for all DC and continuing education programs.
  • Manage the budget and increase revenues for FPU through the expansion of DC and CE programs.
  • Work with the Registrar and Faculty Senate to develop policies and practices that diversity student pathways to degree completion including credit for prior learning and transfer.
  • Complete tasks timely with work that is comprehensive, complete, and accurate.
  • Communicates clearly, listens attentively, and seeks to understand others
  • Collaborates productively with colleagues of varying skillset
  • Other job duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s degree in an academic field or higher education.
  • Five years minimum higher education experience.
  • Experience working with adult learners.
  • Excellent organizational and coordinating ability.
  • Ability to collaborate, encourage, and inspire a common vision across multiple departments and schools.
  • Travel to regional centers.

Preferred:

  • Terminal degree in an academic field or higher education

Environmental Conditions:

  • Indoors in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes at least eighty percent (80%) of the time.
  • Frequent computer use at a workstation, up to eight hours per day.
  • Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
  • Drive personal or University vehicles to appointments.
  • Public contact position requiring professional apparel, personal hygiene, and grooming.

Physical Demands:

  • This position typically functions indoors in an office environment with light to moderate noise associated with business office equipment. The position may involve travel for meetings and events.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: remain in a stationary position 80 % of the time, be able to move about inside the office to access file cabinets/office machinery etc., operate a computer and keyboard and other office productivity machinery such as calculators/copy machines/printers. The employee is occasionally required to position self to reach items on the floor and in high cabinetry.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employee must be able to communicate with others to exchange information including both over the telephone and in-person communication with callers and community members and be able to read a computer screen and paper documents.
  • Reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities will be provided in accordance with law.

University Information

Reserving its rights as a religious institution, Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age or disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you should contact FPU’s Human Resources Department at hr@fresno.edu.  As a religious institution, the University will administer the equal opportunity employment policy consistent with the Fresno Pacific University statement of faith, the FPU Idea and the University’s governance by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

*This information, including salary, is accurate as of December 21, 2023.