The Living Room; Central Point, OR

Church Planter Resident

The Living Room, a church plant in Southern Oregon, has developed a Residency Program (R.P.) in connection with The Alliance's Greenhouse program and is seeking a part/full time Church Planter Resident interested in gaining training and hands-on ministry experience in preparation for church planting.

This three year process is designed to prepare individuals to plant Greenhouse churches (church-planting churches).  The R.P. provides recruitment, assessment, training, deployment and planting experience.   

Email resumes or inquiries to office@thelivingroom.today

Resident Expectations:

  • Fully enter into the life of The Living Room (TLR).
    Specifically:
    • Be a Living Room Core Team Member for the term of the Residency.
    • Be a Christian who exhibits and upholds the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of TLR.
    • Raise both prayer & financial support (often, this will involve individual supporters, churches and additional part-time employment).
    • Continue character development & theological training, through Bible school, online programs, Alliance Ministerial Studies program, or other approved avenue.

Projects, Responsibilities, & Goals:

The Resident will serve in a role similar to that of an executive pastor for The Living Room. By partnering directly with the Lead Planter and being part of the TLR pastoral team, the Resident will learn the components of attractional, missional, and spiritual health ministries, and the details of coordinating the leadership and activities of each area. This broad range of experience will help them to develop and prepare for their future role of being a lead pastor in a church plant. A more detailed role description will be provided upon hiring.

Requirements:

  • Be an effective and professional communicator, both in written and verbal forms.
  • Have moderate level computer skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Takes appropriate initiative to problem solve within proper parameters.
  • Able to pass a Criminal History check.
  • Maintain a consistent personal devotional life.
  • Model relational health and balance.
  • Additional requirements may be added as the specific responsibilities of the R.P. are defined.

Pathway:

Year One

  • Look at All Aspects of Ministry.
    Each resident will be exposed to the various ministries of The Living Room, including outreach, discipleship, preaching, board leadership, worship, pastoral care, children, youth, finances, etc. Part of this exposure is to give them a realistic view of ministry and to help them learn from both positive and negative situations.
    • Discovering personal mission.
    • What is my calling? Am I called to planting?
  • Learn Personal Ministry.
    As a Resident is exposed to all the ministries of the church, they will discover and develop their particular areas of giftedness. They will also learn service, character, conflict resolution, and more.
    • Equipping around spiritual gifts.
    • What is my role in a church plant?

Year Two

  • Lead an Established Ministry.
    Each Resident must use and develop their leadership gifts. If they cannot lead in a local church context, they will not be able to lead in a planting situation. Leadership includes casting vision, delegation, completing group objectives, resolving conflict and more.
    • Leadership development and capacity.
    • How do I develop my leadership skills?
  • Launch a New Ministry.
    Each Resident with perceived apostolic gifts will start a church ministry from scratch. They must discover a God-given vision, build a team, and launch a ministry with the goal of adding value to the church while learning launch skills in a coached environment.
    • Ministry vision, strategy, and implementation.
    • Can I start a ministry? Can I mobilize people around a vision?

Year Three

  • Sharpen your call through a four-day Assessment with your spouse answering the questions:
    • Is God calling me to plant a church?
    • What is God’s timing?
    • Am I and my family ready now?
    • What must I develop?
    • Have I completed the Alliance Northwest's LOC process? (Licensing, Ordination or Consecration)
  • Leave The Living Room with a team to plant. The Living Room will assist in thinking through structure, team, funding, location, timeline, etc. for the new church.
    • Phase One - Conception: Vision, Values, Strategy, Structure for plant. Do I have a viable planting plan that others will support?
    • Phase Two - Preparation: Team development implementation. Am I ready to launch a church plant?
    • Phase Three - LAUNCH!

The plant will ideally include Residents who are in the "Lead and Launch" phases of their residency, making the new church a Greenhouse, a church that will also plant new churches.

Email resumes or inquiries to office@thelivingroom.today

The Alliance; Colorado Springs, CO

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

The C&MA is seeking a vice president for Development. This is a full-time, exempt position located at the National Office in Colorado Springs. This position serves as chief communication and fund-raising officer, focusing on the advancing mission of the C&MA through the Great Commission Fund, as well as other strategic projects vital to the ongoing ministry of the C&MA. Responsible for the accurate presentation of the message and mission of the organization. This position supports the overall mission of the C&MA as described below.

Requirements:

Education

  • Four-year college degree required
  • Post graduate degree preferred

Experience/Skills/Abilities

  • 7+ years demonstrated leadership experience
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience within the C&MA required with demonstrated in depth, firsthand knowledge of the C&MA
  • Proven capacity to inspire generosity and engage effectively with a diverse group of people and wide-ranging issues
  • Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity with an ease at meeting new people and the capacity to engage a broad range of issues and relationships
  • Seasoned and capable professional with exceptional organizational and communication skills including public speaking and presentation skills
  • A proven team leader who gathers, inspires, and empowers well-suited team members engaged in creative processes
  • Proven character capable of self-management, initiative, and innovation

Click here to apply or for additional information. 

The Alliance; Colorado Springs, CO

DONOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is seeking an experienced Donor Services representative. This is a full-time, nonexempt position located at the National Office in Colorado Springs. This position reports to the manager for General Accounting and is responsible for providing donor support, including donor accounting and related interactions and customer service with donors. In the performance of his/her responsibilities, this position supports the overall mission of the C&MA as described below.

Requirements:

Education

  • 1–2 years of college preferred in accounting or related area of study.

Experience

  • 3–5 years of experience in a related position required
  • 2–4 years of experience within the C&MA preferred
  • Knowledge of donor services and accounting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to this role; ability to work with leadership across areas of ministry, major donors, and the diverse communities served by C&MA

Click here to  apply or to learn more about this position.

Arbor Heights Community Church; Seattle, WA

Director of Music Ministries & Assimilation

The Director of Music Ministries & Assimilation is responsible for building a music ministry that attracts musicians, creates gospel-centered and transformative worship environments and produces passionate followers of Jesus through the medium of music and the creative arts. They will also oversee AHCC’s assimilation of first time guests into fully devoted followers of Jesus.  This position is a part time (18 hours per week) position.

Responsibilities

Music Ministry

  • Work towards the mission of the church, in concert with the vision of the Board and Lead Pastor, and under the spiritual authority of the Elders

  • Create, coordinate and lead Sunday morning worship time

  • Invest in, develop and care for music team members both musically and spiritually

  • Provide clear, consistent and effective communication with band team members

  • Recruit, train, develop and deploy new members to the music team

  • Practice once a week with music team to prepare for the Sunday gathering and build relationships

  • Prepare as an individual for Sunday morning worship through planning, prayer, Scripture, etc.

  • Collaborate and plan with sound and projection teams 

  • Incorporate a variety of worship mediums on Sunday morning (i.e. prayer, art, drama, dance, music style, Scripture, etc.)

  • Coordinate planning and logistical information with other church staff and leaders throughout the week

  • Contribute to the church’s music ministry webpage

  • Plan, organize and coordinate special seasonal worship events (i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.)

  • Manage and administer music ministry budget

  • Update music ministry equipment or infrastructure as needed


Assimilation

  • Develop, implement and maintain an end-to-end assimilation strategy to take first-time guests into fully-committed followers of Jesus

  • Create strategies and systems to identify and develop individual’s giftings and abilities and connect to areas of ministry 

  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Pastor to advance the mission, vision and strategy of AHCC community groups

  • Recruit, train and deploy new community group leaders

  • Lead, develop and coach existing community group leaders
     

Contact info@arborheights.org for more information or to submit a resume. 

Mercer Creek; Ellensburg, WA

 

Mercer Creek Church, a community fully engaging in the life and mission of Jesus Christ, is seeking a lead pastor to lead their congregation for the foreseeable future.


Lead Pastor Profile:

Character (God given personality traits)

  • Deep intimacy with Jesus; committed to prayer and in love with God’s Word.
  • Filled with humility and grace with a heart for the broken, marginalized, and lost.
  • Passion to reach people for Christ here and around the world.
  • Secure in his calling and confident who God created him to be.
  • Highly relational and able to connect with different generations, communities, and religions

Competency (Key Ministry Skills)

  • Visionary leader with the ability to build on the church’s strong foundation.
  • High level management skills with successful experience in leading a larger congregation/staff.
  • Biblically-rooted teacher who can give dynamic messages with practical, life application.
  • Effective communicator capable of empowering staff and lay leaders .
  • Ability to foster a culture that allows for real conversation and deeper relationships in the church.
  • Experience with building a culture of lifestyle evangelism.
  • Possess master’s level training in a ministry-oriented field or a significant ministry experience

Chemistry (Church and Community Fit)

  • Capable of functioning well in a larger church located in a smaller community.
  • Comfortable with a casual rural Northwest lifestyle.
  • Able to connect well with a diverse community of rural and academic lifestyles.
  • Ability and interest in serving a multi-generational church.
  • Committed to serve at Mercer Creek Church long term and willing to put down roots in Ellensburg, WA.

Next Steps:

Please visit the Lead Pastor Search page on their website for more information about the search process, the church, and the community of Ellensburg, WA.

Applications should be sent to heather.may@mercercreek.org

Mercer Creek Church
1407 North B Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926

509.933.7800
mercercreek.org

Journey Community Church; Tacoma, WA

Journey Community Church is all about following Jesus, making disciples and changing the world.  A part of The Alliance movement, they are an Acts 1:18 family, inspired by Jesus’ love and empowered by His Spirit, and are passionate to bring the good news about Him to the neighborhoods and world. Visit their website to learn about their vision and story.  Download this PDF for more information about their church and the neighborhood they serve.

Pastoral Search

Journey is searching for a Pastor who has the following character, skills and vision:

Character

  • Clearly a “man after God’s heart”, devoted and obedient to Christ, seeking to grow in wisdom and understanding.
  • Aware that he is imperfect and must fully rely on God while intentionally seeking to know his strengths and blindspots in order to be even more effective.
  • Follows Christ in the practice of all of the spiritual disciplines: in particular the personal practices of prayer, Bible study and meditation.
  • Promotes unity in the church and is team focused.
  • Flexible: open to feedback, welcomes suggestions and is comfortable leading the church through needed changes.

Skills and Behaviors

  • Preaches with focus, clarity and passion, expositing scripture with application.
  • Comfortable in groups and with individuals, making others feel comfortable and heard.
  • Passionate about bringing people to Christ and seeing them grow.
  • Able to have difficult conversations with discernment and grace.
  • Skilled in mentoring, coaching and growing leaders.
  • Shepherds his flock, lovingly exerting his role while discipling, protecting and encouraging.
  • Able to delegate and oversee.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s of Divinity or Doctorate preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3 – 5 years relatable experience.
  • All doctrinal beliefs align with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.
  • Demonstrated ability of developing, delegating and empowering leaders.
  • Demonstrated skill in supervision of staff – paid and volunteer.
  • Passion for living out the mission of Christ in their life.

Application Process

  • Submit cover letter and resume by June 30, 2018.
  • Submit 3 – 5 min video answering this question: 
    • What does the gospel mean to you and what are specific ways you have recently applied that in your ministry? 
  • Submit 1 page written response to this question:
    • Relate specific instances of God using you to develop (equip) individuals or groups in service to him?
  • Submit letter, resume, and written response to this email address: journeypsc@journeychurchtacoma.org

Upon receiving your written application the church will send a link to upload your video submission. If you prefer you may also send your submitted video on a flash drive to:

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
C/O Loren Johnson
4717 S 19th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Journey Community Church
1801 N Pearl St.
Tacoma, WA 98406

 

 

Island Church of Whidbey; Langley, WA

lead pastor

Island Church of Whidbey is an accredited church with The Alliance aspiring to be a Christ-centered, Spirit-led, disciple-making fellowship that is called to thoughtfully engage, unconditionally love, and humbly serve the diverse community on South Whidbey and in the world.

The church is seeking a new Senior Pastor to lead their congregation; their previous Senior Pastor recently returned to his family’s place of origin for family considerations.

About:

The next pastor of Island Church of Whidbey should be:

  • An experienced team leader who can bring about change
  • An evangelist who can be community and world focused
  • A preacher who systematically teaches the truths of scripture in a practical way
  • A leader who has experience developing leaders
  • Approachable with a heart for helping all people
  • A shepherd who is well-spoken and a knowledgeable teacher
  • Deeply committed to spiritual formation and demonstrate a commitment to being a life-long learner
  • Willing to live and put down roots in the Pacific Northwest, while accepting the limitations and joys of living on an island

Requirements:

  • Licensable with the Alliance
  • A seminary education is necessary
  • Any candidate not currently licensed by the Alliance is required to fill out an online application through the website www.cmalliance.org

Next Steps:

To apply or learn more about the Senior Pastor role, the church, and the community, please download the search packet on the Pastoral Search page on the church's website: 

http://islandchurchofwhidbey.org/pastoral-search-info

Salem Free Clinics; Salem, OR

NURSE PRACTITIONER 

Thanks to generous grant funding from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, Salem Free Clinics (SFC) has an opportunity to hire a nurse practitioner as the first ever paid provider to join SFC’s faithful team of volunteers and staff. 

The ideal candidate will be a nurse practitioner who has experience in providing primary health care to adults and is passionate about serving uninsured individuals in our community at a faith based free clinic.

This is a part time 24 hour per week position for a licensed nurse practitioner that features flexible hours and may include some work on Saturdays.  

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to John McConville at john@salemfreeclinics.org.

 

The Vietnamese Alliance Church of Lynnwood; Lynnwood, WA

Youth Pastor

The Vietnamese Alliance Church of Lynnwood (VACL), located about 20 miles north of Seattle, is seeking a pastoral leader who can oversee the disciple-making process in Youth Ministry. This is a part time position with potential of being full time. Monthly salary compensation TBD based on experience. 

Qualifications:

  • A believer in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
  • Live a life of holiness unto the Lord. Set an example to all believers. (1 Timothy 3:2-7)
  • Eligible to be licensed by The Alliance
  • Agreement with The Alliance Statement of Faith 

Duties:

  • Willingness to pursue ordination with The Alliance. 
  • Bilingual in English and Vietnamese is preferred but not required. 
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Pastor to structure and deliver a ministry model that provides pastoral care, evangelizes and disciples youth in our community. 
  • Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and missions opportunities. 
  • Oversee the transitions of youth from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to young adult. 
  • Oversee worship ministry in youth groups. 
  • Develop youth leadership team and help with youth ministry budget. 
  • Attend worship services, prayer service, and special meetings 
  • Represent VACL at the Annual District Conference and other functions as assigned. 
  • Formally be evaluated and held accountable by the Board every two years in accordance to VACL Constitution and denomination practices. 
  • Be accountable to the Senior Pastor. 

If after prayerful consideration you'd like to be considered for this position, please call or forward your resume and any accompanying materials to our church, attention: 

Tung Thanh Nguyen, Senior Pastor:
(425) 219-8795; ms.tungnguyen@yahoo.com

Andrew Le, Church Treasurer:
(425) 328-9721; lehuuhoat@yahoo.com 

Vietnamese Alliance Church of Lynnwood
19425 36th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036 

A full job description of the position will be available upon request. 

 

Clover Pass Community Church; Ketchikan, AK

Lead Pastor

Clover Pass Community Church in Ketchikan, Alaska is searching for a lead pastor.  CPCC is a redeveloping church, currently being led by an interim pastor.  This is a great opportunity for a turnaround pastor to lead the church toward a new future.  If you’re someone excited by the idea of the unique challenges and benefits of Alaska life and you have the capacity to lead a church through change, we’d love to explore this possibility with you.  

To learn more about this turnaround opportunity, email dennis@alliancenw.org.

Smokey Point Community Church; Arlington, WA

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Overview:

Smokey Point Community Church is a multigenerational church, with a mission to, “Exalt God by following Jesus together as family, being transformed by His grace, engaging the broken with His love.” What we passionately envision is – A community set free! We are committed to reaching our neighborhoods and the nations with the love of Christ.

We have three worship gatherings each weekend, with attendance around 500. We are seeking a full time team member who can motivate and lead our family to worship our Great God in Spirit and Truth. We see our gatherings as a time of great celebration, including a variety of music, from upbeat and energetic to reflective and contemplative. Artists we currently use include David Crowder, Bethel Worship, Elevation Worship and Hillsong. This ministry needs a leader who is humble, teachable and is a skilled musician. Someone who can recruit, equip, and shepherd teams of volunteers.        

Responsibilities:

1. Worship Team

  • Recruit, audition, train, and schedule music team members.
  • Recruit and schedule sound and visual technicians.
  • Cultivate a Christ-centered community by providing spiritual care and encouragement to the team.
  • Communicate vision and purpose to team members.
  • Help support and develop the student ministries worship team and the next generation of worship leaders.

2. Weekend Services

  • Plan, organize and be an enthusiastic presence for leading worship in three worship services.   
  • Work closely with the preaching pastor to develop elements of the service that will flow into a cohesive message and response.
  • Exhort and encourage the church to be intentional worshippers.
  • Research and select worship and special music.
  • Schedule teams and distribute music using Planning Center.
  • Provide leadership for the band in rehearsals and services.
  • Prepare and develop visual elements of the service.
  • Plan and implement any special worship events or programs. 

3. Creative Arts

  • Give leadership and oversight to creative arts ministries.
  • Develop a ministry plan to utilize creative expressions for learning and worship. 
  • Meet regularly with team leaders.

4. Miscellaneous

  • Stay current with new music, technologies & worship expressions.
  • Develop and maintain ministry budgets.
  • Oversee maintenance and repairs of sound equipment.
  • Develop tools for and regularly evaluate the ministry’s effectiveness.
  • Faithfully attend staff meetings and functions.
  • This ministry description is a work in process and will be evaluated each year.

Please send inquiries or resume to Jim Johnson: jimspcc@gmail.com

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North Seattle Church; Seattle, WA

Church Office Administrator

North Seattle Church (NSC), located in North Seattle, is seeking a part time office administrator. 

North Seattle Church (NSC) is a faith community that exists to connect the people of North Seattle to the life and mission of Jesus. Individuals wishing to join the staff are expected to be a Christian and to be in agreement with NSC’s Statement of Faith.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Work with the Lead Pastor to ensure that all office administrative, business and operational duties run efficiently, effectively and to proper standards. Provide assistance and customer service to staff members of the congregation, tenants, and to the public at large.

Primary Working Relationships:

Reports directly to the Lead Pastor; works closely with all staff/team members; oversees office volunteers; interfaces with tenants

Preferred Skills/Gifts and Experience:

  • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, and create systems; detail oriented
  • Self-starter, good communicator, and personable; team player
  • High level of integrity (works with confidential materials)
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills. Must be tactful in dealings with people. Discretion, good judgment, organizational or management ability, initiative, and the ability to work independently are especially important
  • 3-5 years office experience preferred; Bachelor’s degree preferred

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Administrative/Clerical Tasks
    • Coordinate office operations including reception, mail processing, office supplies and equipment
    • Provide general administrative support to pastoral staff as needed
    • Maintain accurate records and data
    • Interface with Facility Department for church calendar coordination
    • Communicate with tenants 
    • Develop effective standards, procedures, and working methods as required
  • Operational/Financial Tasks
    • Oversee offering processing and bank deposits
    • Interface with Bookkeeper in relation to accounts payable processing
    • Evaluate and recommend purchase and/or lease of systems and equipment
    • Human Resource Tasks
  • Provide support to Lead Pastor in all phases of job posting, hiring, on-boarding and termination
    • Maintain employee records
    • Evaluate and recommend benefit contracts and options
  • Programs & Applications
    • Gmail Suite
    • Microsoft Office Programs
    • InDesign
    • Dropbox

This is a 32 hours per week position with $29,000 - $35,000 annual salary depending upon experience; benefits.

Email resumes or inquiries to work@nsachurch.org

Click here to learn more about the church.