Ministry Opportunities

These ministry opportunities have been submitted by churches and ministries that are associated with the Charis Fellowship. Any ministry engagement (paid or volunteer) that comes as a result of this announcement should be entered into with due diligence and legal review. The Charis Fellowship does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. Persons contacting these ministries are not recommended by the Charis Fellowship.

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Lead Pastor - Penn Valley Church

 Penn Valley Church – Telford, PA


To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to: telford@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

 

Penn Valley Church of Telford, PA is seeking an experienced, energetic, visionary leader as their new Pastor.

Penn Valley Church has entered into a Partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new Lead Pastor and walking through a process for a Vision Refresh. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage this process to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community and region with the gospel.


Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·       possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·       minimum of 8 years vocational ministry experience

·       experience leading a church ministry staff

·       minimum of MDiv or ThM is preferred

·       willing and able to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·       has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·       is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·       has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·       displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·       pursues righteousness and a godly life

·       must be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·       has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·       models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·       has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·       is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·       ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·       has excellent communication skills

·       adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·       able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·       is a problem solver

·       ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

 

 

About Penn Valley Church and Telford, PA

 

Penn Valley Church, founded in 1965, is part of the Charis Fellowship and comprised of approximately 250 disciples who are committed to the centrality of the gospel message in our lives and ministry. We are strategically placed to be a regional church planting center, and it is our desire to make a local and worldwide impact for Christ by training and releasing leaders, people, and resources to be on mission.

 

We are located in the Telford/Souderton, PA communities, which occupy both Bucks and Montgomery Counties in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. While originally a predominantly Mennonite farming region, this primarily residential suburb has grown to approximately 12,000 residents from increasingly diverse backgrounds. Our towns have a variety of restaurants, retail shops, and small businesses, and the downtown areas house walkable commercial districts.

 

Local organizations have several initiatives to create community involvement and connection. Penn Valley Church is active in these initiatives to serve and build outreach opportunities, often working alongside neighbor evangelical churches and faith-based nonprofits to seek the lost and serve the vulnerable.

 

We have a growing K-8 Christian school, with the majority of students attending from outside the congregation.

 

 

To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to: telford@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Listing Expires: 08-Aug-21

Worship Director

Our church, East Side Grace Brethren, located in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is currently looking for a new Worship Director to join our team. If you know someone who might be interested in this position, would you please pass along this opportunity to them? More information on the position and application instructions are available at the following links:

https://www.linkedin.com/hiring/jobs/2476908173/detail/

https://www.churchstaffing.com/job/249493/worship-director/east-side-grace-brethren-church/

Listing Expires: 27-Jul-21

Worship Arts Pastor

 FULL CHURCH PROFILE: frootgroup.com/northwest

 

Northwest Chapel is a Charis Fellowship (formally known as Grace Brethren) church located in the town of Dublin, OH, a suburb of Columbus. The church is led by Senior Pastor Rob Barlow who came on as the senior pastor 9 years ago. The church currently has two Sunday morning services at 9:30a and 11:00a, both of which are identical with a modern worship style. Attendance currently runs around 500 each Sunday for their main worship services. The church saw around 550 each Sunday for their main worship services pre-COVID. They are currently meeting in person and are also live-streaming both services.  

The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Director of Worship Arts to lead their worship ministry. The right candidate will have a deep personal life in Christ and the character and capacity to develop a church worship culture. Below are the requirements and responsibilities Froot Group has identified for this role:
 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plan and drive the process of the weekly worship services in conjunction with the teaching Pastor and other leaders
  • Lead worship during services and mentor/oversee other worship team members
  • Oversee the development, coordination, and scheduling of all worship service participants
  • Oversee all worship ministry initiatives for other events
  • Oversee development of lighting, video, audio, and other volunteer teams
  • Coordinate and facilitate other service elements & programmed events like baptism, parent dedication and communion
  • Oversee the livestream on Sunday mornings

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Spiritual maturity and good working knowledge of scripture
  • Experience in leading worship full time in a similar worship environment
  • Ability to play guitar and/or piano
  • Strong vocal skills
  • Ability to communicate on the platform and in the office effectively
  • High organization and administrative skills
  • Relational skills (training, recruiting, developing lay volunteers, etc)
  • Education
    • Preferred candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, but not required
  • Experience
    • Preferred candidates should have at least 2-3 years previous full time ministry experience

 

 

Reports to: Lead Pastor


 

For more information, view the full church profile at frootgroup.com/northwest

 

To apply, email your resume to Meggan at mjacobus@frootgroup.com.

Listing Expires: 05-Jul-21

Lead Pastor - Norwalk, CA

Norwalk Grace Brethren Church


To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

norwalk@assistcx.org

Norwalk GBC of Norwalk, CA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new senior pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. The elders and congregation of this historic Grace Brethren church have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Norwalk GBC is seeking a new Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization process and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·      possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·      prior, proven ministry experience

·      minimum bachelor’s degree in Biblical or Theological studies; seminary or master’s preferred

·      willing and able to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·      has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

 

About Norwalk GBC

 

Norwalk, CA is a city in Los Angeles County of approximately 105,000 residents. The church can date its history to tent meetings in the early 1900’s. In recent years, the church has averaged approximately 100 people in weekend worship services. Currently, the church is being served by an interim pastor.

 

To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

norwalk@assistcx.org

 

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Listing Expires: 20-Jun-21

Lead Pastor - Huber Heights, OH

Grace Community Church – Huber Heights, OH

To Apply for This Position

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

huberheights@assistcx.org


Grace Community Church of Huber Heights, OH has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new lead pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. After 28 years, the church’s long-time senior pastor will soon retire, leading to this opportunity. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Grace Community Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization process and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·      possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·      prior, proven ministry experience

·      minimum of bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. MDiv or ThM is preferred

·      willing and able to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·      has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

 

About Grace Community Church

 

Located northeast of Dayton, Huber Heights is a suburban community of approximately 40,000 residents. Grace Community Church was established in 1959. It has been meeting in its current location since the early 1960’s. At its peak in the early 2000’s, the church was approximately 250 in weekend attendance. Today, the church averages approximately 130 in Sunday worship.

 

 

To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

huberheights@assistcx.org

 

https://assistcx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Candidate-Application-Form-2021-b.pdf

Listing Expires: 13-Jun-21

Lead Pastor - Delaware, OH

 Delaware Grace Church


Delaware Grace Church of Delaware, OH has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization. This congregation of approximately 250 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.

Delaware Grace Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition and into a new and fruitful future.

Requirements of a Revitalization Pastor

Visioning/Planning

·      able to develop a vision and clear strategy for replanting/revitalizing/renewing a community church

·      able to plan both short-term and long-term projects, identify project goals and set time lines for achieving those goals

·      able to motivate others to participate in achieving vision and planning goals for church renewal and growth

·      have a strong marriage with a spouse who shares God’s call to the church renewal ministry and who wholeheartedly supports her husband in this undertaking

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Teaching/Preaching

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      has a passion for God’s purpose for His church and its role in and for the world

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching

·      has the ability to teach/preach the Bible to diversified audiences consistent with the Gospel message

·      willing and able to share preaching responsibilities with a team under his own leadership and direction

Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

·      ability to develop and drive vision for the church

·      ability to motivate and mobilize consensus around a unified vision


Heart of a Pastor

·      desires to and capable for ministry to both families and singles

·      desire to be connected and engaged in the community

·      driven to bring unchurched people to Jesus

·      cultivates a personal practice of prayer with a desire to see the church body do the same

 

Culture Engagement

·      committed to sharing God’s truth with grace and love

·      committed to God’s definition of justice, race, equality, service, etc.

·      willing and able to address current culture through a Biblical worldview

 

Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor

·      Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·      Prior experience a plus

·      Education – Bible College or Seminary Training

·      Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

 

About Delaware Grace

 

Delaware, OH is a growing community of approximately 40,000 residents approximately 30 miles north of Columbus.

 

Delaware Grace has a strong elder team and staff and serve their community from an updated, modernized worship facility located on north end of the city. The church has been without a senior pastor since mid-2020, but under the care of an interim pastor.

 

Poised for a hopeful new future, the new pastor of Delaware Grace will be taking leadership of a church with a great deal of potential growth and community impact.

 

To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

delaware@assistcx.org 

Listing Expires: 07-Jun-21

Youth/Children's Pastor

                                                              Youth / Children’s Pastor

Immediate opening for Youth / Children’s Pastor at the Grace Brethren Church of Homerville. We are looking to add to our team a hard-working, Bible believing leader who loves children and young people. He should be a real go getter and a self-starter. He should be in whole-hearted agreement with our Statement of Faith and meet the qualifications of an elder that are found in 1. Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

His ministry opportunities will include being responsible:

  • To lead our youth and children and youth staff

  • To be visible and involved with our youth ministries at the local schools that our youth attend

  • For our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening youth and children’s program

  • To help cover the pastoral load of the church as needed

  • To be a visible and active member of HGBC

  • To disciple our youth to love Jesus Christ and the Word of God

About us:

The Grace Brethren Church of Homerville is a friendly rural church located close to Homerville, Ohio which lies between Medina and Ashland, Ohio. We are known as the spiritual center of our community. We have a highly active congregation of 100 members. To find out more about our church, visit homervillegrace.com or visit our Facebook page, Grace Brethren Church of Homerville.

To make a difference contact Pastor George Swain at proneho@gmail.com  


Listing Expires: 01-Jun-21

Worship Leader (Part-time)

Pastaskala Grace Church is located outside of Columbus, OH in the suburb of Pataskala.  We are a small to medium size congregation that is in the process of revitalization with Assist Church Expansion.  We are currently looking for a part-time worship leader to enhance our Sunday morning services.  Please see the purpose and values of our church, as well as the job description below to see if you are interested!

PURPOSE STATEMENT: To share our hope in Jesus as we passionately pursue Him.

VALUES:

  • Transformational Truth
  • Contagious Hope
  • Graceful Authenticity
  • Intentional Hospitality
  • Missional Teamwork

 

Worship Leader Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Worship Leader of Pataskala Grace Church will plan, prepare, and lead the congregation in the worship of God through song, prayer, and giving during our Sunday morning gatherings.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Worship Leader will be the “producer” of each worship service and the occasional special program (Communion services, Christmas Eve, etc.).  While the Lead Pastor is the “director” in terms of setting the theme and overall direction, the Worship Leader will oversee and coordinate all the details that a service encompasses, with the exception of the sermon.  They will be a visionary who is creative in connecting people with God through various aspects of worship, including music, prayer, Scripture reading, and more.  The Worship Leader will also have a desire to be involved in the life and ministry of Pataskala Grace Church.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong love for and commitment to God that is demonstrated in both word and deed.
  • A good manager of their household, as evidenced by healthy relationships with spouse and children.
  • Embraces the purpose and values of Pataskala Grace Church.
  • A good example of the type of Christ-followers we hope to create with the help of God.
  • Willing to abide by the Constitution of Pataskala Grace Church.
  • Agree with and promote the Charis Fellowship’s Commitment to Common Identity.

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Biblically and theologically proficient.
  • Possesses both vocal and instrumental talents.
  • Capable of leading worship solo when necessary.
  • Ability to work with others to enhance various aspects of worship services.
  • Incorporates traditional hymns into a modern worship style.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and develop worship services in cooperation with Lead Pastor.
  • Build and maintain team of volunteer musicians to lead worship during Sunday morning worship services.
  • Work with team of volunteers to design and decorate facilities to enhance worship experience. (Design Team)
  • Build and maintain team of volunteer audio/visual technicians that will support Sunday morning worship services. (Media Team)
  • Recruit new members/attenders who want to participate in worship ministries.
  • Nurture the spiritual growth of volunteers by regularly incorporating spiritual disciplines of prayer and Bible study.
  • Develop and manage worship budget.
  • Expected to work an average of 15-20 hours per week.

 

Please send your resume, cover letter, and any videos/recordings of you leading worship to timwilmetti@gmail.com.  Thanks for your interest!

Listing Expires: 30-May-21

Director of Credit Services - GBIF

Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF) is looking to hire a ‘Director of Credit Services.’ This full-time leadership level staff position will take a lead role in overseeing lending operations of the organization, whose mission is to propel ministry within the Charis Fellowship.

Desirable Characteristics

Technical skills and areas of interest

  • Understanding of church finances, including giving trends, financial statements, budgets, and key metrics in determining the financial health of a church
  • Passionate about biblical stewardship and generosity
  • Familiar with Excel and comfortable creating and reviewing financial spreadsheets.  General proficiency in various accounting and other financial software
  • Ability to measure quantitative aspects of church finances and discern qualitative aspects of church leadership and operations

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to network and build relationships with ministry leaders
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal
  • Technologically savvy (preferred)
  • A “self-starter” who is versatile, flexible, focused, and able to adjust and balance various projects as necessary
  • Operates well in teamwork setting and willingly desires accountability

Spiritual qualities

  • Spiritual maturity - a close personal walk with Jesus and dependence on Him and his Word
  • Sense of call from God to serve the Church and work towards its healthy growth
  • Appreciates and understands the Charis Fellowship and committed to serving it for Jesus

Other details

  • Travel for various events and activities across the USA, including Charis Fellowship annual conference, regional retreats, trade association conferences and other continued education experiences
  • The GBIF office and operations is located in Winona Lake, Indiana.  As such, relocation to the area is required

 

Interested?  Please send a cover letter and resume to info@gbif.com for more information. 

Listing Expires: 30-May-21

Lead Pastor - Fairlawn, VA

 Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church


Fairlawn GBC of Fairlawn, VA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new senior pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. After 35 years, the church’s long-time senior pastor retired in 2020, leading to this opportunity. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Fairlawn GBC is seeking a Revitalization Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·      Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.

·      Prior, proven ministry experience.

·      Bible College or Seminary Training

·      Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture

·      is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life

·      displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry

·      pursues righteousness and a godly life

·      be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

·      has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      Has the skills and discernment to counsel and guide church members through life challenges using a biblical foundation

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams

·      has excellent communication skills

·      adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks

·      able to accomplish tasks with limited resources

·      is a problem solver

·      ability to work well with others in leadership positions

 

 

About Fairlawn

 

Fairlawn, VA is a small community of approximately 2200 residents in beautiful, historic western Virginia. It is adjacent to and serviced by Radford, VA, a community of approximately 18,000. Radford is home to Radford University, a public university with more than 7500 undergraduate students.

 

The Fairlawn GBC has a well-maintained church building located next door to the local elementary school. For the past 15 years, the church has averaged attendance between 35 – 50 people in weekend worship.


 To Apply for This Position

 

Download and complete this application. Email it, along with a resume to:

fairlawn@assistcx.org

Listing Expires: 19-May-21

Pastor (Kent, a suburb of Seattle,WA)

 

Grace Fellowship of Kent, WA is seeking the man called to serve as its pastor

Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, Washington is seeking the man called by God to become its next pastor.  We look forward to hearing from him.

The pastor position is a full-time position (the only paid employee of the church) and is the only pastoral position.  The previous pastor retired and relocated.  A retired pastor is serving part-time in the pulpit.  Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and children are led by lay church members.  Four men comprise the church elder board.  Church member volunteers also perform most typical administrative and worship service duties (e.g., worship music, ushers/stewards, accounting and secretarial, custodial and maintenance).

The church facility is a well-maintained two-story property owned by the church, in a fully developed residential neighborhood (across the street from a public elementary school) in the city of Kent (population 120,000), a suburb of Seattle.  The church neighborhood is very diverse in race and ethnic origin and has a mix of single-family homes and apartments.

Our ministry serves a blended community of people speaking English and/or Mandarin.  Some church activities and small groups involve everyone while others focus on a particular language group.  Church worship services are conducted in English with a live audio translation available in Mandarin; attendance averages about 60.  We seek a man who will build on our growing church by encouraging and retaining the current church body while inviting others to join with them from Kent and nearby communities.

The church is without debt and has operated with a balanced budget for more than ten years.  We expect future giving will need to grow with attendance, but existing church financial resources will provide a buffer while that occurs.

Men who have an interest in learning more about the opportunity to shepherd this flock and reach out for Christ should:

  1. Review the online  “Profile” and “Qualities” information referenced below, and then
  2. Contact the Pastor Search team by email:  Pastor.Search@gracekent.org
    1. When you contact the Pastor Search team, please include your complete resume (educational, credentials and all employment including both pastoral and secular).
    2. Provide copies of recorded audio files for sermons delivered by you (or provide publicly accessible web links), including information as to when and where the messages were preached.
    3. Include a cover letter (or email) explaining why you are interested in this ministry and your future availability.

Profile of the church and position: GFK Pastorship opportunity

Qualities and qualifications for the pastor:  Qualities desired in a pastor

 

The church website is:  www.gracekent.org    

Listing Expires: 30-Sep-21