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  • District Executive Minister, Michigan district

    The Michigan District comprises 20 congregations, including all of the lower peninsula of Michigan north of the southern tier of counties. Camp Brethren Heights is associated with the district and the district office location is negotiable. The district is theologically diverse and creative, biblically centered leadership with a broad, unifying perspective is desired to find the common foundation to continue to build God’s Kingdom together.

    This 1/2-time position (approximately 25 hours per week) is available on March 30, 2020. Travel is required both within and outside of district.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include three main focus areas:

    1. Direction, coordination, management, and leadership of the district program, as authorized by District Conference and implemented by the District Leadership Team.
    2. Work with the congregations in the calling and credentialing of ministers and in the placement/call and evaluation of pastoral staff. Providing support and counsel for ministers and other church leaders, sharing and interpreting of program resources for the congregation.
    3. Providing an important and crucial link between the congregations and the district and the wider church by working collaboratively with the Council of District Executives, the Annual Conference, its agencies, and their staff.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Ordained through accredited program, Master of Divinity preferred
    • Personal skills in organization, administration and communication
    • Committed to the Church of the Brethren locally and denominationally, along with ecumenical skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Pastoral experience preferred
    • Biblical leadership

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and resume to Nancy Sollenberger Heishman, Director, Office of Ministry, via email at officeofministry@brethren.org. Applicants are requested to contact 3 or 4 persons willing to provide a letter of reference. Upon receipt of the resume, the individual will be sent a Candidate profile that must be completed and returned before the application is considered complete. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • District Executive Minister, West Marva district (Oakland, Maryland)

    This ¾-time position (approximately 30 hours per week), including many evenings and weekends is currently available. Travel is required both within and outside of district.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include three main focus areas:

    1. Direction, coordination, management, and leadership of the district program, as authorized by District Conference and implemented by the District Board.
    2. Work with congregations in the calling and credentialing of ministers and in the placement/call and evaluation of pastoral staff. Provide support and counsel for ministers and other church leaders, sharing and interpreting of program resources for the congregation.
    3. Providing an important and crucial link between the congregations and the district and the wider church by working collaboratively with the Council of District Executives, the Annual Conference, its agencies, and their staff.

    QUALIFICATION:

    1. Christ-centered belief and practice
    2. Commitment to, membership, and extensive experience in the Church of the Brethren
    3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    4. Ability to serve and work with persons from diverse cultural, social and theological backgrounds
    5. Ordination and pastoral experience preferred
    6. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college along with seminary degree or completion of TRIM or other Brethren Academy programs
    7. Prior church experience as a pastor, staff person, or other related service is desirable
    8. Administration and organizational training and/or experience is highly recommended

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and resume to:
    Nancy Sollenberger Heishman
    Director, Office of Ministry
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    officeofministry@brethren.org

    Applicants are requested to contact three or four persons to provide letters of reference.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Church of the Brethren denominational positions

  • Executive Director of Organizational Resources and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (Elgin, Illinois)

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an executive director of Organizational Resources and chief financial officer (CFO). This full-time salaried position is located in Elgin, Illinois, and reports to the General Secretary. The executive director of Organizational Resources and CFO supervises the operations of Brethren Historical Library and Archives, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, and Information Technology at the General Offices in Elgin, Illinois, and the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland; and serves as chief financial officer and corporate treasurer, overseeing all aspects of the organization’s finance and asset management and organizational resources.

    Skills and knowledge required include a commitment to operating out of the Church of the Brethren vision, mission, and core values and dedication to denominational and ecumenical objectives; an understanding and appreciation of Church of the Brethren heritage, theology, and polity; and integrity, excellent financial management skills, and confidentiality.

    A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field, and a master's degree in Business Administration or CPA is required, as well as ten (10) years or more of significant proven financial and administrative experience in the areas of finance, accounting, management, planning, and supervision. Active membership in the Church of the Brethren preferred.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume to COBApply@brethren.org.

  • Manager, Office of Global Mission and Service (Elgin, Illinois)

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time salaried position of manager, Office of Global Mission and Service (GMS). This position reports directly to the executive director of GMS and is responsible for administrative processes assigned by the executive director for areas including GMS, Brethren Volunteer Service and Global Food Fund.

    Major responsibilities include development of unit-wide synergies among GMS programs, coordination of staff meetings, and cross-promotion of activities in internal and external communications. Additional responsibilities include responding to general inquiries; promoting financial support of GMS; facilitating the functioning of the Mission Advisory Committee; assisting in creation and development of GMS promotional materials for publication, displays, videos, presentations, and booths; facilitating multiple tasks including financial processes of the GMS office, international travel, mission worker speaking tours, internal and external communications and mission worker communication; maintaining extensive files and records; carrying responsibilities for unit-wide organizational functions; and being a knowledgeable resource on international travel.

    Required skills and knowledge include strong communication and organizational skills; skilled competency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; ability to problem solve, exercise good judgment, prioritize tasks; ability to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision; ability to maintain confidentiality; appreciation for the church’s role in mission with an awareness of mission operations; ability to act within a multicultural and multigenerational team environment; and ability to interact gracefully with the public.

    Three to five years executive administrative experience is required with a preference in a not-for-profit environment. A Bachelor’s Degree or other education relevant to the position is required. This position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Illinois.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume to COBApply@brethren.org.

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