‘Where Love Lives, Creating a Fully Inclusive United Methodist Church’; Western Jurisdiction Beginning Year-long Campaign

DENVER, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2020) – The Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church is beginning preparations for the next General Conference by recommitting itself to be a faithful, inviting, open, safe and loving place for all people.

As The United Methodist Church awaits a delayed decision on the proposed Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation, “Where Love Lives” is a nearly year-long campaign centering on the faith values that have undergirded the jurisdiction’s long-term commitment to a scripturally based fully inclusive ministry. It advocates approval of the Protocol by the General Conference.

“The Western Jurisdiction is committed to living out our belief that God’s church is open to all,” said Bishop Karen Oliveto, president of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops. “The Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace through Separation offers a way forward to begin easing the five decades of pain created by the wounds inflicted on LGBTQ persons by the church.”

Bothell UMC: F/T Director of Operations

Description: Manage administrative operations for Bothell United Methodist Church and develop future operational strategy in collaboration with the lead pastor. 

Responsibilities

Supervise workings of the finance office including: 

  • Gather information in preparation for annual budget development 
  • Develop draft budget in collaboration with lead pastor 
  • Read, analyze, and summarize financial monthly reports in collaboration with the Treasurer 
  • Attend finance meetings and brief lead pastor 
  • Supervise Bookkeeper and Financial Secretary 

Oversee overall office administration including: 

  • Supervise administrative personnel and services (e.g. office manager, internet, and phone services) 
  • Oversee the gathering of materials for, and creation of, written communication deliverables (e.g., Witness, programs, signage, website, etc.) 
  • Ensure that year-end reporting is completed accurately and on time 
  • Collect topics, create agenda, and facilitate staff meetings 
  • Manage staff training (onboarding, retaining, and continuing education) 

Liaise with trustees on all facility improvements or repairs: 

  • Oversee significant facility projects and spending 
  • Supervise facility personnel and services (e.g., custodial services) 
  • Establish or maintain contracts including for tenants, facilities, and administrative services 
  • Identify areas for improvement, propose solutions, and lead implementation efforts gaps and propose solutions with regard to office administration, communication, and other areas related to business of the church 
  • Attend pertinent church leadership meetings Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Understand and commit to the vision of the United Methodist Church and of Bothell United Methodist Church 
  • Exude friendly, professional, and approachable demeanor 
  • Two years of personnel managerial experience 
  • Ability to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 
  • Enthusiastic approach to problem solving; ability to help generate novel solutions 
  • Reliable and consistent follow through 
  • Experience as a people manager 
  • Ability to delegate for optimal efficiency 
  • Experience facilitating or interest in learning facilitation techniques 
  • Manage new or unknown processes (able to ask the right questions) 
  • Experience managing projects or programs 

Four year college degree or equivalent work experience to apply or for more information please send an e-mail with subject line of “Director of Operations” to: applybothellumc@gmail.com

Organization: Bothell United Methodist Church

Contact: Alan Jacobsen

Closing Date: 10/25/2020

Idaho Institute of Christian Education: Interim Director of Campus Christian Center

The Idaho Institute of Christian Education announces a job opening for an Interim Director of the Campus Christian Center. The Center is an ecumenical Christian campus ministry serving the University of Idaho community. The Interim Director will provide program support and coordination, offer pastoral care for UI students and explore ways to connect with students via social media platforms as The Center modifies its presence in light of COVID-19 circumstances.

For more information and an application please go to http://www.uicccenter.org. Consideration of applications will begin on June 15 and continue until the position is filled. The start date is August 1.

Moran UMC (Spokane, WA): Lead Nursery Attendant

Moran United Methodist Church in Spokane, Washington is seeking applicants for Lead Nursery Attendant. Please continue reading for the full job description and for information on how to apply.


Lead Nursery Attendant
Reports To:  Pastor and Nursery Coordinator for day-to-day operations; Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) for fulfilling responsibilities defined in the job description, defining goals, evaluation, and communication of concerns related to the performance of the position.Directly Supervises:  Volunteer Nursery AssistantsStatus:  Part-Time/Non-Exempt  (4 hours/week)Compensation:  $14.00 per hour
Job Summary:  The Lead Nursery Attendant will implement the Nursery/Preschool Sunday School program, creating a safe and loving environment for young children (ages 0 through 5 years) during Sunday worship and special events.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 3 hours on Sunday morning providing care and programming for children age 5 and under (8:45am to 11:45am), plus 1 additional hour each week for planning and preparation.  Occasional additional work hours will be available periodically during meetings and special events.
  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love, and serve God.
  • Understand and be able to champion the church’s purpose, vision, and journey, as well as the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church.
  • Establish and maintain good communication with, and be responsive to, parents and guardians.
  • Use personal creativity to actively engage children while leading learning activities and teaching the provided curriculum.
  • Provide a safe, clean environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  Disinfect tables and chairs weekly.  Clean toys, furniture, and materials as needed.
  • Ensure that each child has a current registration form on file, and that all children are signed in and out.
  • Communicate with nursery coordinator regularly.
  • Work with the Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministries to recruit, train, supervise, and support volunteer nursery assistants.
  • Attend quarterly Sunday School Teachers Meetings and occasional staff meetings.
  • Follow written rules and procedures for the Nursery, including the Safe Sanctuary policies of Moran United Methodist Church.

Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Prior experience working with infants and young children is strongly preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to relate well to children and their families
  • Possess strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to frequently change position: stand, sit, kneel, bend, and carry children
  • Ability to lift and carry children up to 35 pounds
  • Must be certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR, or willing to become certified upon hire
  • Prior experience working with children with disabilities preferred
  • Present the results of a current (within 1 year) Tuberculin test and current immunizations.
  • Must pass a National Background Check.

Application Deadline:  OPEN until the position is filled.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to PastorNatland@gmail.com

Trinity UMC (Seattle, WA): P/T Treasurer

Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood is a progressive Christian community dedicated to the words and ways of Jesus that lead to joy and justice.

TUMC seeks a part-time Treasurer. The Treasurer will work an average of 7 hours a week to administer the day-to-day finance operations of the church. The treasurer will manage the church’s general ledger and special accounts, ensure payroll is met, and carry out duties associated with accounts payable at TUMC. The treasurer will also produce regular financial reports to support the financial oversight committees of the church. We seek a person with professional training in bookkeeping or accounting, with at least three years of professional experience, or five years of experience as a volunteer bookkeeper with a non-profit organization. The position pays $20 per hour. 

Send cover letter and resume to the attention of the SPRC at office@tumseattle.org

Mailing address:

Trinity UMC
2400 NW 80th Street
#134
Seattle, WA 98117

www.tumseattle.org
206-784-2227

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