Pastoral Positions

Salem Alliance Church; Salem, OR

Children's Host Pastor (K-2)

Salem Alliance Church has an opening in C1 for a Children’s Host Pastor and is seeking someone that desires to pastor children in kindergarten thru 2nd grade. The ideal candidate will be teachable, hospitable, enjoy teaching, and work well with teams. Duties that are essential to this position include teaching, volunteer management, hospitality, curriculum preparation and evaluation of classes. Experience in elementary education or children’s ministry is preferred as well as a four-year degree in ministry or related field.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) exempt position, and will include weekend work and some Wednesday nights. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to employment@salemalliance.org.

Missio Community; Portland, OR

Children’s Ministry Director

Missio Community is looking for Pastor/Director to lead Missio’s vision to minister to children of the church and the broader community.

The goal of this role is to create a vibrant and safe learning environment that allows children to develop and engage their personal faith in Jesus Christ, by inspiring and leading volunteers to invest their gifts and talents in the growth of children so that they become disciples of Jesus who make disciples in the world.

The ideal candidate has significant experience leading volunteers and ministering to children, as well as experience working with parents. This role requires a person who relates well with people of different ages and backgrounds.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee all ministry for children from infancy through 5th grade throughout the church.

  • In consultation with Lead Pastor, develop a vision for the children’s ministry that contributes to the church’s overall vision. Develop a ministry plan to achieve that vision.

  • Recruit, develop, and deploy children’s ministry Team Leads and volunteers.

  • Provide relational discipleship, training, and care to Team Leads and volunteers.

  • In consultation with Lead Pastor and other children’s ministry leaders, develop an annual budget for the children’s ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget.

  • Identify and execute ministry and missions opportunities for children to participate in.

  • Explore emerging practices and technologies that help engage more volunteers in the ministry of the church, and create a vibrant and effective children’s ministry.

  • Review all curriculum used by the children’s ministry and ensure they are consistent with the church’s doctrinal commitments.

  • Maintain established security systems that protect children in our church’s care.

  • Plan and oversee special events related to children and families.

  • Regularly report to the Lead Pastor and the community about the accomplishments of the children’s ministry.

  • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (Child dedications, teach in the adult worship service, etc.).

REQUIREMENTS

  • A personal, growing faith in Jesus and the pursuit of becoming like him in character and competency.

  • A sense of calling toward pastoral ministry.

  • A bachelor’s degree (preferably in Education or Christian Ministry).

  • 2-3 years of experience in at least a part-time ministry context with children.

  • A desire to teach and disciple children in Biblical truth: the Words, Works, and Ways of Jesus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of Missio.

  • A commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Missio.

  • Ability to pass a background check.

  • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9).

COMMITMENT

  • 2 Years Starting Fall 2018

  • 18-20 hours per week

  • Paid hourly depending on experience.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to dominic@missioportland.org

Salem Alliance Church; Salem, OR

Children’s Host Pastor (K–2nd)

Salem Alliance Church has an opening in C1 for a Children’s Host Pastor and is seeking someone that desires to pastor children in kindergarten thru 2nd grade.

The ideal candidate will be teachable, hospitable, enjoy teaching, and work well with teams. Duties that are essential to this position include teaching, volunteer management, hospitality, curriculum preparation and evaluation of classes.

Experience in elementary education or children’s ministry is preferred as well as a four-year degree in ministry or related field.

This is a full time (40 hours per week) exempt position, and will include weekend work and some Wednesday nights. 

If interested, please submit a cover letter and résumé by email to employment@salemalliance.org.

Woodinville Alliance Church; Woodinville, WA

Children's Ministry Director

Woodinville Alliance Church is seeking a full time Children's Ministry Director. The Director will be responsible for teaching, developing, and leading ministry to children, their families, and a team of volunteers and leaders in alignment with Woodinville Alliance values and vision.

Click here to learn more about this position and Woodinville Alliance.

For additional information or to submit a resume contact Aaron Cato at aaronc@wachurch.us.

 

Philadelphia Eritrean Church; Seattle, WA

Children's Minister

Philadelphia Eritrean Church, an evangelical church in the Shoreline district of Seattle, WA, is looking for two Children's Ministers who have a passion to serve kids and help them grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Jesus Christ.  Email resumes or inquiries to kebreab.yimesgen@gmail.com.

Position Overview

The Children's Minister is a ministry position that is responsible to carry out the church's vision of  raising Godly children. The worker will serve children in the church to have a "learning, interactive and fun environment" so they may love to come to the house of the Lord and develop Christian values as they interact with one another. The position requires the commitment of at least ten hours a week to effectively function.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop a lesson plan for each Sunday based on the children's age and the church's choice of curriculum

  • Prepare teaching aids and activities that are in line with the weekly lesson plans

  • Encourage children to develop their talents through different projects and activities

  • Recruit, organize and assign volunteers to engage in the ministry

  • Organize picnics, games and other outdoor activities periodically that would help children interact freely but responsibly with one another

  • Make sure that snacks and other resources are available for the children during sessions

  • Make all efforts necessary to stay connected with parents so they become part of what is going on in their children's life at church

  • Work with elders in preparing the budget, and managing the ministry's budget

Requirements

  • Be a role model to the children of the church, setting an example of Christian life in words and deeds

  • Demonstrate a genuine love for children and the sense of calling in serving children

  • Demonstrate competence to speak with the children "in their languages" to earn the children's trust and respect

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 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.