Mercer Creek; Ellensburg, WA

College Pastor

The College Pastor helps to fulfill the vision of Mercer Creek Church “a community fully engaging in the life and mission of Jesus Christ,” by leading programs and equipping leaders to engage college age students.

Qualifications

  1. Models the lifestyle of a fully engaged follower of Jesus Christ.
  2. Owns and lives out the core values of the church.
  3. Seeks and maintains credentials with the Christian and Missionary Alliance
  4. Possesses above average skill in the areas of leadership, administration, and preaching.
  5. Displays a teachable spirit, functions as a team player and maintains a positive “can do” attitude
  6. Continues to grow, sharpen, and keep relevant through reading, conferences, prayer, study, and continuing education

Accountability

  1. Receives ministry direction from the Executive Pastor of Ministries, who will conduct an annual performance review and recommend the salary for this position consistent with merit and tenure.
  2. Maintains regular working hours.  Staff members’ schedules need to be communicated with the church office personnel.  Major projects outside of regular local church duties should be cleared with the Executive Pastor of Ministries in advance.

Responsibilities

  1. Leadership and Administrative (50%):  train and equip a team of leaders to minister to college students
    • Facilitate Tuesday night Young Adult worship Services
    • Develop leadership teams
    • Provide biblical teaching on Tuesday nights
    • Prepare salt budget and manage finances
    • Plan and organize retreats and short term mission trips
    • Align ministry objectives to support the vision of Mercer Creek Church
    • Develop and implement a plan to facilitate evangelism, outreach and discipleship for students outside of Mercer Creek Church
    • Supervise the college ministry staff
       
  2. Discipleship and Pastoral Care (40%): Create a structure that will actively disciple and care for college students and young adults of Ellensburg and help them to discover their unique calling on this journey.   •
    • Meet with students in groups and individually to help them discover their place in the community of Salt, Mercer Creek Church and ultimately God’s family
    • Encourage students to meet regularly in a discipleship relationship and/or small group
    • Be available for students in need of spiritual counsel and direction
    • Provide marriage and pre-marriage counseling and assist with weddings and funerals as needed.
       
  3. Mercer Creek Church (10%): work closely with the Executive Pastor of Ministries and Mercer Creek staff to accomplish other jobs as assigned
    • Speak regularly at weekend services

Interested Candidates are encouraged to send resumés and any additional information to Heather.May@mercercreek.org.

Sojourn Community Church; Lacey, WA

Sojourn Community Church in Lacey, Washington is searching for a senior pastor.  Sojourn's last pastor resigned as of December 31, 2016 after nine years of service. Sojourn is a great opportunity for a turnaround pastor.  To learn more about turnaround churches, email Dennis@alliancenw.org.

 

Letter from Sojourn to potential applicants

The intent of this profile is to tell you 1) who we are as a church community 2) by describing the characteristics that we value in a senior pastor, 3) by articulating a vision or direction for our future and 4) provide a picture of the greater community of Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey Washington.   

During a recent sermon and then during a congregational meeting we were challenged to consider three Ws; the Word of God, the Work of God and the Wonder of God. As we assessed ourselves we affirmed that we love and value the Word of God. Our previous pastors preached the biblical truth and used God’s word to guide their lives and spurred us on to do the same.  We also admitted that we look forward to seeing God at work in our lives and are in awe of how He works situations out.   What a wonder it is to see God caring for His people.  And finally we were confronted by our lack of willingness to do God’s work. We find it easy to care for the body of Christ, but as a corporate body we hang back from making an impact in our community.

We are praying and waiting for the man that God is calling to help us grow in each of these areas so that we become faithful and mature servants of God and are used by God to be a light in the darkness.  The ideal candidate will model both the behaviors of reaching the lost in our community and will work with the congregation to mentor us in reaching the lost. Finally, we are open to the possibility of going through a redevelopment process as a starting point with a new pastor.

Please prayerfully consider the following information.   If you are interested in this vacancy please include a letter of interest, a resume, and letters of recommendation to office@sojournlacey.com or to Sojourn Community Church 8004 Pacific Avenue SE Lacey, Washington 98503.  If you have any questions or want to know more about the position please contact us at office@sojournlacey.com.

Respectfully,

Sojourn Community Church Governing Board

 

PASTORAL PROFILE

A pastor who loves

  • God the Father
  • Jesus Christ His Son
  • The Holy Spirit

We are looking for a pastor who is a wholehearted follower of Jesus Christ, who adheres to 1 Chronicles 22:19:

"19 Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God."

and Colossians 3:1-2:

"1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."

A pastor who is submissive to and filled with the Holy Spirit of God.  A pastor who finds his acceptance in Jesus Christ.

A pastor who knows the Word

  • Listens
  • Obeys
  • Shares

We are seeking a pastor who knows God's Word believing in 2 Timothy 3:16-17. 

"16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

A pastor who seeks, asks for, and uses God’s wisdom. 

A pastor who prays

  • Daily
  • Corporately (Sunday Service/Prayer Meetings)
  • Missional (Local/World Mission)

A pastor who prays for others, for the local church and missionaries supported by the local church.  Who believes that prayer is the engine that calls down the power of God in his life, his family’s life, and in his ministry.  Matt 11:24:

"24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."

Who can inspire others to seek God’s will through prayer.  2 Corinthians 4:7: 

"7 We have the treasure of the glory of the gospel in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us."

 A pastor who wants to build

  • His church
  • Disciples
  • Equipping and strengthen the body

We seek a pastor who is equipped to build up God’s people. Ephesians 4:11-13:

“11 It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”   

A pastor who possesses a sense of urgency for God’s work  and leadership in mentoring God’s people so they also have a sense of urgency and a desire to engage in God’s work to which they have been called. Titus 3:14:

“14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.”

A pastor who wants to reach

  • The hurting
  • The poor
  • The lost

We seek a pastor who is familiar with the needs of the hurting, the poor and lost. Mt 9:12-13 “On hearing this Jesus said, It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”  We seek a pastor who will lead God’s people into an action plan that will encourage, uplift and rescue those around us who need the love of Christ.  Matthew 28:18-20: 

"18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

A pastor who pursues God

  • His calling
  • His vision
  • His mission

In Paul’s words (1 Tim 6:11-12, NIV), we are looking for a man of God who pursues righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness; a man who is committed to fight the good fight of the faith (His mission) and take hold of the eternal life to which he is called (His calling).  

"11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses."

We’re praying for a man who is accustomed to expecting to see (His vision) the wonder of God in his life and through his ministry.  1 Tim 6:11, The Message. 

"11 But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life – a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy."

Our church and community 

Click here to read more about Sojourn Community Church and the surrounding community.

 

Compass Church; Vancouver, WA

WORSHIP LEADER

Compass Church desires to invite people to discover God. We want to love our neighbors as a family because of Jesus by living out these values: authentic worship, community, compassion, creativity, multiplication, and spiritual passion.

Purpose of the role:

Work with a team of musicians and vocalists in leading people to authentically praise God during worship gatherings.

Requirements:

1. Be a formal member of Compass Church and sign the member covenant.
2. Affirm doctrine statement as posted on the website.
3. Agree to and sign the Compass Church Staff Covenant.
4. Work part-time at 20 hrs/wk.
5. Meet with ministry supervisor on a monthly basis at minimum.

Accountable to:

Lead Pastor for the requirements listed above and the responsibilities listed below regardless of whether or not volunteer leaders are available.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead people to praise God through singing during our worship gatherings. (This leader is encouraged to invite others who she/he deems qualified to accomplish this task in her/his stead up to two Sundays a month. However, this leader is always responsible for the above stated purpose regardless of whether or not volunteer leaders are available).
  2. Maintain a quality of musicianship that engages people and helps them praise God
  3. Pick songs that invite people to discover God and worship Him through the themes brought out in the talk and the passage.
  4. Recruit, train, empower, and mobilize musicians and vocalists
  5. Become familiar with and utilize Planning Center Online for scheduling needs. Make sure there is a leader and a team for every Sunday morning worship gathering.
  6. Keep strong communication with media booth volunteers
  7. Communicate with ministry supervisor in regards to ministry needs and personnel
  8. Hold auditions and rehearsals as deemed necessary
  9. Assist with other tasks (temporarily/permanently) as gifting and the need for personal development deems helpful and necessary. The employee will check in with supervisor regularly and make adjustments.
  10. Draft, submit, and (upon approval) maintain an annual budget that allows for the funding of these responsibilities.

Recommended Spiritual Gifts/Skills:

  • Listening/discernment
  • Volunteer empowerment and encouragement
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Musically, instrumentally, and/or vocally talented
  • Relational, humble, and surrendering

Job Timeline:

  • February/March, 2018 start a 3-month trial period
  • After 3-month trial period, there will be a review of chemistry with Compass and competency of responsibilities listed in the job description.
  • 9-month
  • Annual review thereafter

Compensation:

Monthly salary TBD BOE

If you'd like to apply:
Contact Brian Kilde; bkilde@compassv.org or 360-909-7401

C&MA National Office; Colorado Springs, CO

Regional Financial Accountant II

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is seeking an experienced regional financial accountant. This is a full-time, position that can be located either in the United States or overseas (to be determined). This position is responsible for performing bookkeeping and financial oversight duties for individual teams/fields while serving as liaison between the Regional Leadership Couple and International Accounting. In the performance of his/her responsibilities, this position supports the overall mission of the C&MA as described below.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of college in a specialized area such as accounting, finance, or business
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar occupation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Dynamics GP/Management Reporter, CSSI, QuickBooks, and other software as required
  • Ability to utilize computerized software applications and operate various office equipment such as telephone, computer, printer, copier, fax, scanner, and calculator
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and decision-making in a fast-paced, constantly changing international missional environment
  • Requires some overseas travel

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified public accountant or equivalent experience

Responsibilities:

  • Performs bookkeeping duties for individual fields, including accounting for the use of multiple foreign currencies
  • Serves as the liaison between the regional leadership couple and field bookkeepers by responding to financial questions and providing training, feedback, and financial oversight
  • Serves International Ministries, International Accounting, workers, and constituency by responding to financial questions, feedback, and regional financial oversight
  • Exercises independent discretion and judgment involving financial matters
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and decision-making in a fast-paced, constantly changing, international environment
  • Conducts worker training in bookkeeping, accounting, computer-related financial/operational systems, and C&MA/International Ministries policies and procedures
  • Provides accounting support including facilitation of general ledger journal entries, account reconciliations, disbursement of funds, receipt of revenues, financial research, budget reporting, individual worker accounts, expense reimbursements, purchase-card reconciliations, and maintenance fo general ledger and financial reporting systems
  • Receives QuickBooks and other electronic data files from sites, reviews monthly entries and closes books for sites, and generates and reviews financial reports as required by regional director and director for International Accounting
  • Enhances and oversees the electronic transmission of financial reports to the Regional Office and C&MA National Office
  • Designs specialized financial reports for fields, teams, and C&MA National Office
  • Provides financial bookkeeping services for teams/fields as needed while providing bookkeeping support for teams/fields
  • Supports and assists with development of technological systems
  • Troubleshoots financial and operational system problems
  • Coordinates and participates in the annual budgeting process
  • Works with financial bookkeepers and leaders too create budgets
  • Coaches teams/fields on creation and implementation of budget
  • Provides oversight and accountability for team/field finances
  • Ensures that appropriate financial record keeping is being done at all team/field locations
  • Reviews regional/team/field financial policies and procedures and makes recommendations for changes as necessary
  • Conducts internal audits of teams/fields, assists teams/fields with preparation for external audits, and coordinates information required for C&MA consolidated audit reporting
  • Requires travel approximately 10 percent of the year, including:
    • Meeting with teams/fields to review budgets, providing training and assistance and developing financial plans
    • Performing internal audits
    • Attending personal/professional development conferences, including Regional Financial Accountant gatherings
    • Attending regional gatherings and Field Forums as required

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. The C&MA is committed to world missions, stressing the fullness of Christ in personal experience, building the Church, and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. The ultimate goal of all programs, functions, and activities undertaken by the C&MA is to further the foregoing purposes and to give spiritual and organizational support to all general members of the C&MA, so that they are free to preach the gospel, to plant churches, and to hasten the return of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Because of the C&MA's primary and exclusive Christian and religious purposes, the C&MA will employ only individuals who:

Profess a personal belief in Jesus Christ as personal Savior; and Accept and live in accordance with the C&MA Statement of Faith, and Are active participants in a local evangelical Christian church; and Accept and abide by the Policy on Alcohol and Marijuana Use; and Accept and abide by the Statement on Human Sexuality.