Youth Ministry Intern, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

OVERVIEW

The Youth Ministry Intern helps the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Youth Ministry by building relationships with the youth, serving as a resource and support person for the youth, and infusing each program with energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Youth Ministry Intern’s energy will be focused on getting to know the youth and their families, communicating with the Minister for Children any pastoral concerns.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will participate in weekly youth group and Sunday school and work to become increasingly effective in communicating the essentials of the Christian faith to youth.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will work with the Minister for Children and Youth and volunteers to plan, implement and lead engaging, weekly programs that are inviting to church youth and serve to build community.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will encourage students regularly to become involved in an FPCE group that focuses on spiritual formation, such as Sunday school and youth group.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will serve as a catalyst for spiritual growth, through small group settings and in everyday conversations with youth.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will participate in planning and leading large group events that engage not only the participating students but also the teens of the church who do not currently participate.
  • The Youth Intern will meet with the Minister for Children and Youth for weekly planning, devotional, and vocational discernment meetings.

Team Composition (number): 1 Youth Ministry Intern

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week  (Sundays.) 10-month internship (Late August-May, possibly renewable.) $5,000 stipend.

Special Gifts and Talents Preferred:

  • A vibrant and mature Christian faith.
  • A goal-oriented individual who is mature, organized, and a self-starter.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to be creative and problem solve.
  • A minimum of one year in college.
  • Experience working with youth.

Resources and Training Required: The Minister for Children and Youth will provide coaching and support. The Youth Ministry Intern must take Red Cross First Aid/CPR training. (Paid for by the Youth Ministry.)

Please submit resume with at least three references and a 500 word narrative of faith to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.


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Children’s Ministry Intern, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

OVERVIEW 

The Children’s Ministry Intern helps the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Children’s Ministry by building relationships with the children, serving as a leader for Children’s Ministry activities, and infusing each program with energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Children’s Ministry Intern’s energy will be focused on getting to know the children and their families and communicating with the Minister for Children and Youth any pastoral concerns.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will participate in weekly Children’s ministry activities such as Sunday school, Children’s Worship, Children’s Choir, and Family Small Group. The Intern will work to become increasingly effective in communicating the essentials of the Christian faith to children.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will work with the Minister for Children and Youth and volunteers to plan, implement, and lead, engaging weekly programs that are inviting to church children and serve to build community.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will encourage children and families to regularly become involved in FPCE groups that focus on spiritual formation, such as Sunday school and Family Small Group.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will serve as a catalyst for spiritual growth, through small group settings and in everyday conversations with children and families.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will participate in planning and leading large group events that engage not only the participating children and families but also the families of the church who do not currently participate.
  • The Children’s Intern will meet with the Minister for Children and Youth and the Youth Ministry Intern for weekly planning, devotional, and vocational discernment meetings.

Team Composition (number): 1 Children’s Ministry Intern

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (must be available Sundays) 10-month internship (Late August-May, possibly renewable.) $5,000 stipend.

Special Gifts and Talents Preferred:

  • A vibrant and mature Christian faith, desire to share that faith with children.
  • A goal-oriented individual who is mature, organized, and a self-starter.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to be creative and problem solve.
  • A minimum of one year in college.
  • Experience working with children.

Resources and Training Required: The Minister for Children and Youth will provide coaching and support. The Children’s Ministry Intern must take Red Cross First Aid/CPR training. (Paid for by the Children’s Ministry.)

Please submit resume with at least three references and a 500 word narrative of faith to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.


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Temporary Supply Pastor, Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter-time temporary pastor to lead its congregation beginning May 1 as it searches for an installed pastor. This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA). This will be a contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days’ notice. It is anticipated that the position will be needed from 4 to 8 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in person.  The church will be resuming in-person worship in late March.  The live worship services will be recorded and posted on the website for those who cannot attend in person.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Music to plan meaningful services
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Church Secretary to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed 
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session and Sunday School staff to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Attend Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago

Terms of Call

Term                       .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing       Negotiable
Benefits                  Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses                Per POC guidelines
Duration                  One year renewable, with the option of termination upon 30 days notice
 

Contact 

Elder Georgette Joseph, georgettejoseph@comcast.net
Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 31, 2020

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Financial Associate, First Presbyterian Church, Lake Forest, Illinois

The Financial Associate works closely with the Financial Accounting Manager in the Business Office and has the main responsibilities of preparing deposits, disbursing payments, daily recording of all accounts payable and reporting, and processing quarterly member financial statements. This position is the primary point person on credit card transactions for both expenses and contributions.  The Financial Associate reports directly to the Director of Business Operations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Contributions

a) Supervise volunteers (as available) for weekly collection counting

b) Verify and reconcile contribution reports with Access ACS database while also posting weekly contributions. Maintain contribution database to ensure weekly funds are balanced with the general ledger. Provide weekly reports on gifts/foundations including during annual Stewardship campaign.

c) Enter Stewardship pledges into ACS software and prepare letters of acknowledgement

d) Process recurring credit card transactions in QuickBooks/Intuit

3) Manage PayPal donations made through website for contributions and church events

Deposits
a) Prepare and make deposits for all church accounts, including the church operating account as well as additional church constituencies (Preschool, Mission, and Rummage)
Disbursements

a) Process church invoices and checks for Church, Preschool, Mission, and Rummage

b) Prepare invoices for payables and appropriate General Ledger account coding

c) Work with vendors to resolve questions/payment issue

Financial Reports

a) Prepare monthly contributions reports and send quarterly member financial statements

b) Respond promptly to congregation members’ communication and inquiries

c) Process the Church’s credit card statements after verifying expenses accounts and receipts from staff members. Input data into Excel spreadsheet report files

Fundraising Support

a) Manage reservations for the annual All Church Auction fundraising event. Work closely with Auction Committee in coordinating credit card processes along with the GiveSmart platform. Reconcile and report financial results to committee after completion of event.

b) Work closely with the leadership of Rummage for both fall and spring sales. Provide expert guidance and manage credit card processes and cash needs day of sale. Reconcile proceeds of sales and provide reports after completion of events. 

c) Collaborates with Rummage Committee reporting expenses owed to church along with check requests for Rummage part-time personnel.

Preschool Support

a) Work year-round with Preschool Treasurer and Director of Preschool to prepare disbursements and deposits, including processing credit cards for tuition payments and fundraising events.

b) Collaborate with Preschool Treasurer and Director of Preschool reporting expenses owed to church

Audit

a) Maintain reports of contributions throughout the year in preparation for annual audit. Provide other expense report summaries and special reports as requested by the external auditor

Other Duties

a) Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Business Operations

b) Maintain current mailing records for the annual Stewardship campaign

c) Attend weekly staff meetings and occasional Stewardship, Mission, and Rummage Committee meetings

RELATIONSHIPS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Financial Associate is accountable to the Director of Business Operations. It is expected that the Financial Associate will work as a member of the overall staff team toward an effective and faithful ministry of the church. 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS/CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Business, Accounting or equivalent experience
  • Preferred experience in ACS Software and in financial applications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, especially in Excel
  • Demonstrated high-level written and oral communication skills
  • Takes initiative in all areas of work responsibilities
  • Team player with high integrity, patience, positive attitude, self-motivated and solution seeker
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Capacity to respond to people’s needs from a faith-based perspective
  • Church experience is preferable but not required

First Presbyterian Church offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.

First Presbyterian Church is seeking to fill this integral staff position immediately. Please send your cover letter and resume to be considered to:
Jan McNichols, Director of Business Operations, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois  60045
 
All information will be held in strict confidence. References required.

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Executive Assistant – Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church is looking for an energetic, highly organized, self – starter as an Executive Assistant to work 20+hours a week in a 3 – 4 day period. Salary is $18/hour.
 
The position requires working with the pastor, staff, and officers of the church.  Duties include: answering phones, ordering supplies, weekly bulletin, annual report, monthly newsletter. Computer knowledge a must, including Word, Excel, and Microsoft. Three references required.
 
Contact Pastor Julio C. Peña at 773-585-1094; send resume to gspc5550@aol.com

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