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  • SYSTEMS SPECIALIST - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time hourly position of systems specialist. The systems specialist is part of the Organizational Resources team and reports to the director of Information Technology.

    Major responsibilities include providing strategic and tactical support to the Church of the Brethren by analyzing and interpreting system data to provide creative solutions; planning, coordinating, testing and implementing changes to computer databases; assisting in website related projects including online registration forms and support of Office of Ministry secure online placement system; generating various reports, assisting users and serving as technical assistance backup to manager of Information Technology when he/she is absent.

    Required skills and knowledge include skilled competency in database management and queries, communication and problem solving skills, ability to tend to multiple simultaneous projects, orientation toward details and customer service, ability to maintain confidentiality.

    Computer software and database experience is required. An Associate’s degree or equivalent experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The following experience is helpful: Raiser’s Edge or other Customer Relationship (CRM) system, Convio or other web-building solution experience, and/or Crystal Reports.

    This position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, IL.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application form by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Brethren Historical Library and Archive intern - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking to fill the position of 2016 Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA) Intern. The purpose of the BHLA intern program is to develop interest in vocations related to archives and libraries and/or Brethren history. The program will provide the intern with work assignments in the Brethren Historical Library and Archives and with opportunities to develop professional contacts. Please see the position posting for more details.

    Interested candidates may request an application packet by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

    All submissions must be completed by April 1, 2016.

  • Brethren Press Customer Service/Inventory and Systems Specialist - Elgin, Illinois

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a full-time hourly position of Brethren Press customer service/inventory and systems specialist. The customer service/inventory and systems specialist is part of the Brethren Press team and reports to the Director of Brethren Press Marketing and Sales.

    Major responsibilities include providing purchasing and inventory control functions, maintaining order systems, cutsomer service and maintaining a thorough knowledge of products offeredy by Brethren Press. Additional responsibilities include answering the customer service phone line and processing orders, maintaining inventory levels and providing sales and marketing support services.

    Required skills and knowledge include skilled competency in Microsoft Office component applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel and the ability to comprehend new and existing systems and operate efficiently within them; ability to work on a team, handle multiple simultaneous projects, and meet deadlines; excellent customer service attitude and the ability to work within a religious setting.

    Training or experience in sales and customer service, inventory management and accounting and point-of-sale, inventory, website and customer database systems is required for this position. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and some college is preferred.

    This position is based at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, IL.

    Applications will be received beginning immediately and will be reviewd on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Qualified candidated are invited to reques the application form by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • Temporary Part-Time Cook, Zigler Hospitality Center - New Windsor, MD

    The Church of the Brethren is seeking an individual to fill a temporary part-time cook position. This position works directly with the lead cook and is located in New Windsor, MD.

    The temporary part-time cook assists in the preparation and serving of food for guests of the Zigler Hospitality Center following all sanitation and health department rules and regulations as prescribed by the lead cook.

    The preferred candidate will have experience cooking in a professional kitchen environment and must be able to lift a limit of 35 lbs and exercise care in handling sharp equipment and power operated equipment. This position is located at the Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, MD.

    Applications will be received and reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to request the application packet and complete job description by contacting:

    Office of Human Resources
    Church of the Brethren
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    800-323-8039 ext. 367 – humanresources@brethren.org

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Zigler Hospitality Center - New Windsor, MD

    The Zigler Hospitality Center seeks Volunteer Hosts and Hostesses to help coordinate and provide hospitality services to guests and visitors of the Brethren Service Center campus. Duties include guest check-in, providing host service during meetings and retreats, providing assistance in maintaining common areas and guest rooms, and assisting in the dining room during meals and banquets. Our Hosts and Hostesses serve as key members of the Hospitality Center team, ensuring good communication and follow through, and consistently placing the needs of our guests as a top priority.

    The Zigler Hospitality Center is also seeking a Volunteer Office Assistant to the Manager, to help schedule guests for: private lodging, day and overnight conferences, and volunteer lunch groups. They would also assist in similar duties as the Host and Hostess position.

    Age requirement: Adult
    Time commitment: One month to one year

    For a complete description of these volunteer positions, or if you would like to discuss these opportunities with a staff member, please contact us at 410-635-8700 (Toll Free: 800-766-1553) or via e-mail at mgrossnickle@brethren.org.

    For both volunteer positions, room and board is provided, as well as a monthly stipend.

Church of the Brethren districts

  • Southeastern District Executive - part--time

    This is a half-time position which could be filled by an individual or a team. The position is available August 1, 2016.

    The Southeastern District is comprised of 42 congregations in the states of Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee and a portion of the states of North Carolina and Virginia. The churches are in rural settings, with many small congregations. The District is also blessed with 2 camps, one in Linville, North Carolina and the other in Blountville, Tennessee. The preferred candidate is someone who upholds the teachings of the New Testament and recognizes that the Bible is the inspired word of God.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Serve as the executive officer of the District Board, giving general oversight to the planning and implementation of the ministries as directed by District Conference and the District Board.
    • Interpret and share the guidance, direction and polity of Annual Conference. Provide an important and crucial link between the congregations/district and the wider church by working collaboratively with Annual Conference, its agencies and their staff.
    • Assist congregations and ministers with pastoral placement.
    • Encourage pastors and congregations to have open communication and good working relationships.
    • Articulate and promote the vision and mission of the district
    • Facilitate and encourage the calling and training of persons to set-apart ministry and lay leadership.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong personal faith expressed through membership in and commitment to the Church of the Brethren.
    • Commitment to the vision, mission, and statements of Southeastern District.
    • Ordained minister with a minimum of 5 years pastoral experience.
    • A commitment to the New Testament and its values.
    • Strong administration and communication skills.
    • Experience in leadership development and church growth
    • Follows biblical precepts in problem solving, addressing the needs of all parties involved for a peaceful, Godly solution

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and a resume via e-mail to: officeofministry@brethren.org. Applicants are requested to contact 3 or 4 persons who are willing to provide a letter of reference. Upon receipt of the resume, the applicant will be sent a candidate profile that must be completed and returned before the application is considered complete. Application deadline: March 11, 2016

  • Atlantic Southeast District Executive Minister - part-time

    This is a half-time position (100 hours of work per month) available June 1, 2016.

    The Atlantic Southeast District comprises 17 congregations and 2 fellowships in Florida. The district is culturally, ethnically, and theologically diverse. Its congregations are rural, suburban, and urban. The district has a strong interest in new church development and church renewal. The preferred candidate is a spiritually wise pastoral leader who offers inspiration and works collaboratively to envision the work of the district.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Serve as the administrator of the board of the district, facilitating and giving general oversight to the planning and implementation of its ministries as directed by District Conference and the District Board, and providing linkages to congregations, the Church of the Brethren, and Annual Conference agencies.
    • Assist congregations and pastors with placement.
    • Facilitate and encourage the calling and credentialing of persons to set-apart ministry.
    • Build and strengthen relationships with congregations and pastors.
    • Use mediation skills to work with congregations in conflict.
    • Promote unity in the district.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A clear commitment to Jesus Christ demonstrated by a vibrant spiritual life with a commitment to New Testament values and to Church of the Brethren faith and heritage.
    • Membership in the Church of the Brethren required.
    • Ordination preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master of Divinity degree or beyond preferred.
    • Pastoral experience preferred.
    • Strong relational, communication, mediation, and conflict resolution skills.
    • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
    • Competent with technology and ability to work in virtual office.
    • Passion for mission and ministry of the church with an appreciation for cultural diversity.
    • Bi-lingual, preferred.
    • Flexibility in working with staff, volunteer, pastoral and lay leadership.

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and a resume via e-mail to: OfficeofMinistry@brethren.org. Applicants are requested to contact 3 or 4 persons who are 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.

    Application deadline: February 14, 2016

  • Missouri/Arkansas District Executive Minister - part-time

    This is a part-time (20 hours per week) available January 1, 2016.

    The Missouri/Arkansas District comprises 13 congregations in Missouri and Arkansas. The district is culturally and theologically diverse. Its congregations are rural and urban. The district’s mission is to challenge and equip congregations to discover anew and live God’s grace, spirit and love. The preferred candidate is a person with dedication to Christ and the Church with good interpersonal and organizational skills.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Pastoral Placement
    • Pastoral Support
    • Communications
    • Relating to the District Leadership Team and
    • Managing Office Functions
    • Professional Growth
    • Leadership Development

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A clear commitment to Jesus Christ.
    • Membership in the Church of the Brethren
    • Ordination preferred
    • Pastoral experience preferred
    • Strong relational, communication and conflict resolution skills.
    • Administrative and organizational skills
    • Comfortable with modern technology

    Interested and qualified persons may apply for this position by sending a letter of interest and a resume via e-mail to: OfficeofMinistry@brethren.org. Applicants are requested to contact 3 or 4 persons who are 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.

    Application deadline: February 15, 2016

Church of the Brethren congregations

Bethany Theological Seminary

Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust

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Camps

Brethren colleges

Other organizations

  • PROJECT DIRECTOR needed for Shine: Living in God’s Light, a multicomponent Sunday school curriculum for ages 3 through grade 8 that invites children and junior youth to know of God’s love and to follow Jesus. Project director oversees all aspects of the curriculum. Must have strong vision and leadership, planning and oversight skills. Responsibilities include editing and writing in ways that show theological depth, an awareness of multicultural diversity, and a commitment to inquiry-based learning. Must be able to research trends and supervise staff. A strong understanding of Christian education and curriculum, and experience teaching or administering programming for children or youth, is required. Full-time, salaried position for the duration of the curriculum, projected to be four to five years. Contact searchcommittee@mennomedia.org. Application review begins in March.