The following list offers available positions with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or its affiliates. For a wider scope of available ministry positions, as well as useful resources for Christian vocations, please visit the Disciples Home Missions website.
REGIONAL MINISTER, PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
Beginning Fall 2019
The Board and Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Regional Minister(s) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR). We seek the leader(s) who understand(s) the diverse and changing context of the church and society, and who can offer a clear vision for ministry that draws all to Christ’s Table. The position begins on or about September 1, 2019.
The warm and vibrant church family within the PSWR celebrates diversity as its greatest strength and its greatest challenge. The area served by PSWR congregations includes 12 counties across portions of California, Nevada and Hawaii. Currently, we operate with a leadership model that has Co-Regional Ministers. In addition we have Associate Regional Ministers for youth/young adults and various ethnic ministries. In the past, the PSWR had one person serving as Regional Minister with some deployed staff. We are open to God’s call for leadership of the PSWR, with no pre-conceived idea of the future ministry model. The full Regional Profile can be viewed here.
Nominations and Application Process
The Regional Minister Search Committee will receive nominations at PSWRsearch@gmail.com .
To assure full consideration, those interested in applying for the position must submit a letter of interest by November 9, 2018. In the letter, applicants should provide their personal characteristics, qualifications and/or experiences that meet the Preferred Skills and Preferred Experiences sections of the Position Description, which can be viewed here. In addition, applicants must include contact information where they wish to receive communications from the Search Committee. Letters should be sent to PSWR Search Administrator, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive., Ste. 71-711, Riverside, CA 92507 and electronically to PSWRsearch@gmail.com .
All applicants are required to provide updated profile information and letters of reference through the Search & Call process: https://www.discipleshomemissions.org/clergy/search-call/ The application period closes and all materials must be received by December 7, 2018.
This position is a six-year term with the possibility of a second six-year term for a maximum of twelve (12) years of total service.
DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLES MEN
DISCIPLES HOME MISSIONS
The Directorof Disciples Men shall be the Disciples Home Missions (DHM) leader and liaison with the General Conference of Disciples Men (GCDM). The position offers guidance and leadership in collaboration with the Disciples Men. This is a part-time position, approximately 40-45 hours per month.
Lead the Disciples Men spiritually by providing passion and vision from God.
Provide resources for Disciples Men groups.
Understand and promote the vision and values of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Continue the partnership between the GCDM and Disciples Home Missions (DHM) by serving as the Disciples Men’s Liaison to DHM.
Work in concert with the members of the GCDM Executive Committee to plan Sessions and the General Assembly Men’s Luncheon, facilitate Cookin’ for Mission projects across North America, and solicit newsletter articles for inclusion in The Voice.
Coordinate regular conference calls or phone/video conferencing conversations with the leadership of the GCDM to plan, strategize, and develop ways of resourcing and supporting Disciples Men’s ministries that are effective and growing throughout the life of the CC (DOC) and especially focused on developing the gifts and graces of a younger generation of Disciples Men.
Cultivate clear and timely communication lines between the Executive Committee liaisons and their assigned Regions, the GCDM, Disciples Men donors, and interested individuals.
Maintain a directory of Disciples Men leaders throughout the United States and Canada, and develop a contact list of men, as appropriate, in congregations who are connecting with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) among new and affiliating churches.
Assist the GCDM in conducting Annual Fund Drives and Endowment Fund Drives in cooperation with the Staff of the Christian Church Foundation.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference to Kelly Harris, DHM Ministry Associate, email@example.com. The letters of reference should be from their Regional Minister, Local Pastor, and a representative of their local, Regional, or General Men’s Ministry. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018. Click here for more information.
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CHRISTIAN SERVICES FOR CHILDREN IN ALABAMA
The Board of Directors of CSCA seeks an Interim Executive Director to lead a process of discovery, that will allow CSCA to take a fresh look at its mission, program and practices. This should result in the development of a strategic framework and plan that names necessary cultural and operational changes in order to position CSCA to be successful in the current and future environment.
CSCA’s Interim Executive Director will shape, guide and execute the organization’s vision for the future. The Interim ED will be guiding CSCA through the transition from the leadership of the founding ED and through the Board's Search for the new ED. This is an opportunity to build on a 25+ year history of service as a faith-based ministry affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alabama and Northwest Florida while accelerating the agency’s impact on the 21st century. The board seeks a leader who will partner with them in managing a leader- ship transition that sets up CSCA for a dynamic, sustainable future.
To apply for this position, please submit a Letter of Interest and a Resume electronically to: Interim Executive Search Committee, Christian Services for Children in Alabama, firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINE: November 1, 2018 – 5 p.m. CST
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, BURBANK
Plan and implement age appropriate Christian education programs for the following age groups: Nursery 0-3 yrs old, Preschool 4-6, yrs old and Grades 1-5.
Provide supervised children’s education programs each Sunday from approximately 9:30am-12:30pm
Recruit, schedule and train Childcare Attendants, in both staff and volunteer capacities
Design special activities for the children that integrate into the larger worship program
Communicate progress and activities through email, weekly e-blast and bulletins
Must have training in CPR and First Aid
Previous experience working with children in a leadership role
Patience, flexibility and an open heart towards children are a must
Must have clean background and reliable transportation
College degree is preferred but not required
Work hours are Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm and an additional 7 hours per week that may be flexibly scheduled. This position is part-time. Attendance at periodic meetings and special events are required.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume to email@example.com and include “Director of Children’s Ministries” in the subject line. Please also include a brief account of your journey with Christ in the email.