Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

The following listings are submitted by BIC U.S. churches, ministries and affiliated organizations.

To view the full description of a position, click on the listing title. If you have any questions regarding these positions, please refer to the contact information provided under each listing.

To submit notice of another available position or to let us know a position has been filled, please email the BIC U.S. Office of Communications (biccomm@bic-church.org).

Employment opportunities in BIC U.S. churches

Senior Pastor, Mooretown BIC Church (Sandusky, Mich.) Posted: 4/26/2017

Mooretown Brethren in Christ Church in Sandusky, Michigan, is searching for a senior pastor. This is an established congregation with a strong church board and lay leadership. The congregation is interested in expanding its connections and service to the community. A parsonage is available for the pastor and family. To apply, send your letter of interest and resume to Bishop Lynn Thrush at lthrush@bicus.org.

Pastor, Knifley (Ky.) Chapel Posted: 4/26/2017

Knifley Chapel, in Knifley, Ky. is searching for a pastor. The congregation is located in a rural area of south central Kentucky, and is culturally conservative. A parsonage is available for the pastor and family. To apply, send your letter of interest and resume to Bishop Lynn Thrush at lthrush@bicus.org.

Next Generation Pastor/Director, Pequea Church (Lancaster, Pa.) Posted: 4/26/2017

Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Grantham BIC Church (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Posted: 4/26/2017

Grantham Brethren in Christ Church is seeking a full-time youth and young adult pastor who will oversee all aspects of youth (grades 6-12) and young adult (college+) ministry. The pastor will also provide personal, pastoral ministry for all youth and young adults.

We are seeking an energetic servant with the ability to relate to a broad range of youth within the congregation and our unchurched community. The pastor will also need to work effectively with a strong team of volunteers.

We are committed to discipleship development that embraces the theology of the Brethren in Christ Church, while recognizing the need to express that in ways that are relevant. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience leading youth and/or young adult ministry. To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your youth and/or young adult ministry philosophy and a resume detailing your professional experience to office@granthamchurch.org

Part-Time Pastor of Worship Ministries, Harrisburg (Pa.) BIC Church Posted: 4/26/2017

Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, a thriving, multi-cultural congregation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a part-time pastor of worship ministries (10 hours/week).

Our congregation enjoys a wide variety of musical styles, including Christian contemporary, black gospel, latino, and classic hymns. The job would entail supervision and training for worship teams and an audio/visual team. Our teams themselves are diverse, and our congregation is open to creative worship experiences.

To apply, send completed application, resume, and references to searchcommittee@harrisburgbic.org by May 21. For more information about Harrisburg BIC and its staff, visit harrisburgbic.org.

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Part-Time Pastor of Youth Ministries, Harrisburg (Pa.) BIC Church Posted: 4/26/2017

Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, a thriving, multi-cultural congregation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a part-time pastor of youth ministries (25 hours/week).

To apply, send completed application, resume, and references to searchcommittee@harrisburgbic.org by May 21. For more information about Harrisburg BIC and its staff, visit harrisburgbic.org.

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Part-Time Office Administrative Assistant, Harrisburg (Pa.) BIC Church Posted: 4/26/2017

Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, a thriving, multi-cultural congregation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a office administrative assistant to provide administrative and clerical support (10 hours/week).

To apply, send completed application, resume, and references to searchcommittee@harrisburgbic.org by May 21. For more information about Harrisburg BIC and its staff, visit harrisburgbic.org.

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Part-Time Sexton, Harrisburg (Pa.) BIC Church Posted: 4/26/2017

Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church, a thriving, multi-cultural congregation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a part-time sexton to assist with the care of our building and grounds (6 hours/week).

To apply, send completed application, resume, and references to searchcommittee@harrisburgbic.org by May 21. For more information about Harrisburg BIC and its staff, visit harrisburgbic.org.

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Senior Pastor, Highland Park Community Church (Dublin, Va.) Posted: 3/30/2017

Highland Park Community Church, a congregation of 60 people located in Dublin, Va., is searching for their next pastor. Ideally, this person will be able to connect, communicate, and motivate with love, humility, humor, and energy. The congregation is looking for a capable leader, particularly in the areas of outreach and evangelism. A congregational profile, as well as other details, are available upon request. Resumes or questions may be submitted to Bishop Rob Patterson at rpatterson@bicus.org.

Part-Time Senior Pastor, Mt. Rock BIC Church (Shippensburg, Pa.) Posted: 3/30/2017

Mt. Rock BIC is searching for their next senior pastor. Hours are flexible, compensation is negotiable, and some duties may be open to discussion. Interested persons may contact Bishop Rob Patterson at rpatterson@bicus.org.

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Part-Time Senior Pastor, New Beginnings BIC Church (Ephrata, Pa.) Posted: 3/16/2017

New Beginnings Brethren in Christ Church in historic Ephrata, Pa., nestled in the midst of Lancaster County, is seeking their next senior pastor. This is a part-time position. New Beginnings meets in a rented facility within walking distance of many individuals who need to feel and understand the love of Jesus. Just having celebrated their 20th year, New Beginnings is ready for the next chapter of ministry and is looking for the next person to lead them into God’s preferred vision for them as a community.

The church, predominately baby-boomers, is excited to continue to reach out to their community, partnering with other local groups and impacting those around them with the love of Jesus. Relationships are central to the church family, attracting and helping people stay connected with the church.

Well-qualified candidates will have strong relational and leadership gifts, a heart for God, a passionate for preaching and teaching the Bible, and care for both those who are and are not part of the Church. Qualities such as integrity, organization, a servant’s heart, and an ability to relate to all generations are desired. A heart for ongoing community engagement is also essential.

New Beginnings is part of the Brethren in Christ denomination. Any candidate who is selected would need to be licensed or become licensed with the Brethren in Christ U.S. If interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to the Atlantic Conference Bishop Bryan Hoke at bicatlantic@bicus.org. Resumes will be received through April 7, 2017.

Director of Youth Ministries, Five Forks BIC Church (Waynesboro, Pa.) Posted: 3/7/2017

Worship Arts Pastor, Grantham BIC Church (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) Posted: 2/1/2017

Grantham Brethren in Christ Church is seeking a full-time Worship Arts Pastor, who will oversee all aspects of worship ministry and the resources needed to deliver excellent and enriching worship services. We are historically committed to congregational worship that embraces the theology of the Brethren in Christ Church, while appreciating various theological perspectives that can enhance our worship together and propel us forward as an Anabaptist congregation. Our worship services are intentionally intergenerational, convergent, and characterized by a meaningful and engaging mix of modern, traditional, and global forms and styles. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience implementing a similar worship approach in a congregation of 300+ persons. To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your worship philosophy with a resume detailing your professional experience to office@granthamchurch.org.

Part-Time Children's Director, The Bridge (Hummelstown, Pa.) Posted: 2/1/2017

The Bridge (Hummelstown, Pa.) is seeking a part-time BridgeKidz Director (10-12 hrs/wk). Before submitting your resume please go to thebridgeonline.com and get a sense of what The Bridge is all about. Then make sure you read the attached job description. If you feel like you might be the right fit for what we are looking for, please email a resume with two references to Pastor Justin at justin@thebridgeonline.com.

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Part-Time Worship Leader, Gateway Community Church (Chino, Calif.) Posted: 11/23/2016

Gateway Community Church in Chino, Calif., is searching for a worship leader who can play piano or guitar to lead a worship team on Sunday mornings 10:30–11:45. Practice times are expected and have generally been held on Sunday mornings 9–10 a.m.; although, these times may be negotiated with the team. Remuneration is $900 per month. Contact Pastor Paul Lehman Schletewitz to submit a resume or for more information at gatewaychurchchino@hotmail.com.

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Senior Pastor, Morning Hour Chapel (East Berlin, Pa.) Posted: 9/26/2016

Morning Hour Chapel is a caring and friendly multi-generational church. We have an excited and growing youth ministry and everyone is welcome to our blended worship service dressed casually and comfortably. We are community oriented as many in our congregation volunteer in local service organizations.

We are a country church located at 491 Germany Road, East Berlin, Pa. (be sure to check us out on Google Earth). Our church is approximately a ½ hour drive to Gettysburg, Pa., a historic town with lots to do and enjoy, as well as Harrisburg, Pa., York, Pa., and Northern Maryland. Should you have children and would be looking for that perfect school district, our location will give you many choices to consider.

Morning Hour’s vision is to be a light to our community. Therefore, we are seeking a pastor who loves people, and desires to minister to all ages; someone who will challenge us with inspirational scripture based messages and be guided by the Holy Spirit; someone who would love helping our church to flourish as we continue to grow spiritually and demographically.

Interested applicants may send their resume to Bishop Ken Hoke at kenhoke@susqbic.org.

Senior Pastor, Valley Christian Church (Moreno Valley, Calif.) Posted: 9/3/2016

Part-Time Director of Family Ministries, Souderton (Pa.) BIC Church Posted: 7/18/2016

Souderton is a congregation of just under one hundred with a vital group of younger families with small children. Our desire is to help these families and their kids become mature and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ. We also want to strengthen our ministry culture as we grow with them, developing a healthy team of volunteers working with children and youth. We want to increase our capacity to reach and nurture these families as well as their friends and neighbors.

We are looking for a devoted and growing Christ-follower with solid experience in ministry leadership to come alongside us on our mission. The position requires 20 hours of work each week, includes active involvement in the worship and fellowship life of the congregation, and alignment with our church’s core beliefs, values, and mission.

For more information, or to send a resume, please contact:

Pastor Tom Delk
Souderton Brethren in Christ Church

494 Cherry Road
Souderton, PA 18951

Phone: (215) 723-7452
Email: churchoffice@soudertonbic.org

Part-Time Junior High Youth Director, Encounter Church of Palmyra (Pa.) Posted: 6/20/2016

Encounter Church of Palmyra is seeking a part-time junior high youth director. This position is open to those who are called to give direction and leadership to our junior high ministry. This person will coordinate and run junior high youth group on Thursday nights as well as coordinate and run the Sunday morning portions of junior high groups. The goal is to make disciples of 7th and 8th grade students within our church family and in the community by engaging relationships and creating environments where junior high school students can encounter Jesus. This position has the potential to become a full-time staff position encompassing the following: junior high, 5th & 6th graders, and an after school program. If you are interested please send a cover letter, resume and references to steve@encounterchurchofpalmyra.org. For more information about Encounter Church please visit encounterchurchofpalmyra.org.

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Part-Time Youth Director/Pastor, Martinsburg (Pa.) BIC Church Posted: 4/25/2016

We are a growing congregation (we have increased average attendance by half over the past five years) with a small youth group now, but with great potential for growth with more than 25 children between 5–10 years old. We want to have a youth pastor in place to best serve our youth and the community as soon as possible. Please check us out at martinsburgbic.org to learn more about us.

Contact: Pastor Michael Abell with letter of interest and resume at martinsburgbic@gmail.com.

Salary: Flexible, depending on experience and education.

Youth Pastor and Curriculum Director, Cedar Heights BIC Church (Mill Hall, Pa.) Posted: 4/21/2016

Senior Pastor, Gateway Community Church (Chino, Calif.) Posted: 3/30/2016

Gateway Community Church is a historic Brethren in Christ Church with 100 years of ministry in Southern California's Inland Empire. The congregation averages 60 people in attendance on Sunday morning.

Situated on 7 acres of land (3+ of which are undeveloped), the church is located on the corner of Schaefer and Oaks Avenues in Chino, Calif. We are looking for a pastor with an entrepreneurial spirit who can expand the ministry of the church by utilizing the property (both developed and undeveloped) to its fullest potential.

Gateway Church is located .25 miles north of the Chaffey Community College Annex on Oaks and Edison Avenues and the new Preserve housing developments in Chino. It is south of housing developments built in the 1980's and is in a light industrial area on a major thoroughfare.

The City of Chino resides on the western edge of San Bernardino County which is the largest county in the United States. The local area well represents the ethnic diversity of Southern California and the wider Los Angeles metro area.

If interested in applying for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Bishop Perry Engle of the Pacific Conference of the Brethren in Christ Church at pemidpac@aol.com.

Youth Pastor, Bethany BIC Church (Thomas, Okla.) Posted: 11/9/2015

Bethany BIC Church is seeking a full-time Youth Pastor. This position is open to those desiring to direct and lead youth programming for middle school and high school age youth. The Youth Pastor shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people and their parents that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. If you are interested, please send a resume with cover letter and references to Pastor James Rainwater at rainwatermusic@gmail.com. For more information about Bethany Church, please visit: bethanybic.com.

Part-Time Worship Leader, Gethsemane Fellowship BIC Church (New Carlisle, Ohio) Posted: 5/19/2014

Gethsemane Fellowship BIC is searching for a part-time worship leader to help bring fun-energetic contemporary music as well as hymnal music. We are a growing church, and we are in search of someone who wants to get on board and help us do the Lord's work as well as work with our church! Please see job duties and description below.

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Please send resume to: Chris@cornholefamily.com.

Employment opportunities with BIC U.S. ministries & affiliates

Facilities Manager and Bookkeeper, Navajo BIC Mission (Bloomfield, N.M.) Posted: 2/22/2017

The Navajo BIC Mission in Bloomfield, New Mexico, is looking for a facilities maintenance person and a bookkeeper to carry out a variety of duties related to the ministries of the Navajo Mission. The ideal candidate/s would be a couple who feel called to live among the people of the Navajo Nation on the high desert of New Mexico, 80 miles south of Durango, Colo. To learn more or to apply, contact Duane and Diane Bristow at: 505.960.1212 or rezduane@me.com or rezdiane@me.com.

Church Planter, BIC U.S. World Missions (Colombia) Posted: 12/22/2016

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Missionary, BIC U.S. World Missions (Mozambique) Posted: 12/22/2016

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Financial Secretary, BIC U.S. World Missions (Zambia) Posted: 1/11/2016

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Medical Doctor, BIC U.S. World Missions (Zambia) Posted: 12/2/2015

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Medical Doctor, BIC U.S. World Missions (Zimbabwe) Posted: 12/2/2015

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Teachers, BIC U.S. World Missions (Bogotá, Colombia) Posted: 12/2/2015

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Team Members, BIC U.S. World Missions (Malawi) Posted: 12/2/2015

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Team Members, BIC U.S. World Missions (Thailand) Posted: 12/2/2015

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org. To learn more about serving with Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, click here.

Communications Assistant, Mennonite Disaster Service (Lititz, Pa.) Posted: 8/3/2016

Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in Lititz Pa., is looking for a self-motivated, creative, and idea-driven team player to support the communications work of MDS. The Communications Assistant offers direct support to the Communications Manager as well as initiating and directing projects as skills and time allow. Applicants must be active in an Anabaptist church and committed to the Anabaptist faith and peace position.

To see the full job description, please visit our website. Resumes may be sent to jobs@mds.mennonite.net or MDS, Attn: Human Resources at 583 Airport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543. Review of resumes begins immediately. Recruitment continues until the position is filled.

Summer Staff, Kenbrook Bible Camp (Lebanon, Pa.) Posted: 2/17/2016

Kenbrook Bible Camp is a non-profit summer camp and retreat facility located in Lebanon Pa. Our summer staff have the opportunity to interact with around 800 kids throughout the summer. Our goal is to positively impact the next generation for Jesus Christ. We are currently hiring for many different summer position. Employment is on a seasonal basis starting June 2nd and ending August 12th, housing, meals, and salary are included. For more information please contact us at info@kenbrook.org or visit our website kenbrook.org.

Available Summer Positions:
Male and Female Program Leader, CIT Director, Male Krew Director, Male and Female Trip Leader, Lifegaurd, Camp Store Manager, Photographer, Activity Specialist, Male and Female Counselor, Head Cook, Assistant Cooks, and Nurse.

Volunteer opportunities with BIC U.S. ministries & affiliates

STEP Candidate, Brethren in Christ World Missions (Various Locations)

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Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bic-church.org.

Church Rebuilders, Abilene (Kans.) BIC Church

Abilene (Kans.) BIC Church is actively seeking a core group of families and individuals to help rebuild their church. A passion for the local church and community and the ability to work with an aging established congregation to set vision and ministry activities are needed for the rebuilding process. To learn more, contact Margaret Engle by phone: 785-202-0136 or email: engle.w.kansas@gmail.com.

Tutor, Lifeline Ministries Women’s Shelter (Upland, Calif.)

LifeLine Ministries Women’s Shelter is seeking volunteers to tutor children living at the shelter—to help a child with reading, assist with homework, play games, and build a relationship with a child. Work times can be flexible to accommodate the schedule of volunteers. In addition, volunteers are needed, also at flexible times, to sort and arrange donated clothing and household furnishings for use by residents and graduates of the program. To learn more, click volunteering on the Lifeline website or contact Janet Povero by email or phone at (909) 931-2624.

Camp Counselor, Mile High Pines Camp (Angelus Oaks, Calif.)

Mile High Pines Camp (Angelus Oaks, CA) is launching the California Outdoor Education and Science School and is currently seeking volunteers to serve as counselors. Commitments range from one week to one school semester. Applicants should have a personal relationship with Christ, a readiness to work in the Christian camping ministry, and a desire to work and minister to children in grades 5-8. In addition to outdoor education, Mile High Pines offers numerous opportunities for individuals, families, groups or churches to volunteer for varying lengths of time. For more information, visit volunteer or call (909) 794-2824.

Home Living Coordinators, Navajo BIC Mission (Bloomfield, N.M.)

The Overcomers Program began at Navajo BIC Mission in Bloomfield, New Mexico, in 1997. It's an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program directed primarily, but not exclusively, to Navajo men who have succumbed to the ravages of addiction. The program is for a duration of six month, consisting of a three-month intensive residential session followed by three months of aftercare followup. There are two sessions per year: one in the Spring and one in the Autumn. The program combines a clinical approach with a Scriptural base and has a success rate upwards of 70 percent.

The Overcomers Program requires two Home Living Coordinator couples for each session. It is an exciting, rewarding, and intense people-to-people ministry. It's really all about making friends and building relationships with men who have mostly known only brokenness and dysfunction in their lives. The Home Living Coordinators are an essential element of the program. It is an opportunity to do the most elemental aspect of our faith by reaching out to others who are hurting and seeking a helping hand.

We are actively recruiting prospects for future sessions and would like to develop a list of potential recruits for the years ahead. The need is great—some may even say urgent or desperate. Do you feel God calling you to a larger Kingdom-building role? Does investing in the lives of others and watching God change lives motivate and thrill you? If so, prayerfully consider a three-month term of service to build relationships that will echo in eternity.

Spring 2016 Overcomers Program
February 22nd–May 20th

Fall 2016 Overcomers Program
August 22nd–November 18th

For further information contact Ken R. Abell, the liaison for Home Living Coordinators, at danceswithcorn@gmail.com or 937.414.3754.