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EMPLOYMENT: Local Church
LEAD PASTOR: Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro, Kansas is seeking a Lead Pastor.
Anabaptist Evangelical multi-staff church - Discipleship and missions - valued with close connection to local college - Average attendance is 290 - Annual budget is currently approximately $421,000 - Community population is 3,000 - Located 50 miles northeast of Wichita [Population of 388,000]
Additional information available at www.parkviewmb.com and www.usmb.org. If interested please contact: Andrew Jost at andrewjost55@icloud.com

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS AND MUSIC: Bethany Church in Fresno, Calif., whose purpose is "To Be Fully Alive, Making Christ Jesus Known From Our Communities to the World," is seeking to fill the part-time to full-time position of Director of Worship Arts and Music. Music education is preferred, with an interest in and ability to develop a worship and music incubator for children and youth. The director will work closely with the lead pastor and other staff to craft inspiring weekend services and ongoing events that empower us to pursue our ministry objectives of maturity, unity and multiplication. Interested persons should contact Pastor Brian Wiebe at Brian@BethanyChurchFresno.com.

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES AND SMALL GROUPS: Enid (Okla.) MB Church is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries and Small Groups. Enid is a town of about 50,000 people, and our current worship attendance averages 280 people. We are looking for a servant leader, with a heart for God’s work through the local church and a genuine love for people. We desire to find a leader with a passion for student ministry and discipleship through small groups in order to equip both youth and adults to become gospel shaped people on mission with Christ in the world. For more information, visit enidmb.com.

LEAD PASTOR: A Mennonite Brethren church in Dinuba, Calif., is searching for a lead pastor to join our congregation and newly created Elder Team who are prayerfully seeking to implement our vision for a renewal of our committed, mature and friendly congregation. We are located in a growing rural community of mostly Hispanics. Our two Sunday services average 180 in total attendance. The successful candidate will demonstrate a missional orientation and excitement about embracing this opportunity to help us reach our community as we seek to implement our vision to Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples. For more details email pastoralsearchtaskforce@gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT: Ministry

Director: Good Neighbor Ministries, Inc., Omaha, Neb., is looking for a candidate to fill the role of director. Responsibilities include organizing work volunteers, managing service projects and building relationships with neighbors, community organizations and churches. Requirements include a passion for Christ and spreading the Gospel, strong communication and interpersonal skills, some degree of handiness and a vision of neighborhood renewal, working closely with the neighborhood church, Faith Bible Church, and relocating to provided housing in the Columbus Park neighborhood. Compensation includes housing, utilities, a monthly stipend ($1500) with the opportunity to earn more with personal mission support. Please send resume to stephen@goodneighbornetwork.net For more information, call Stephen Stout at: (402) 616-1250 Good Neighbor Ministries is a nonprofit organization that has been serving Omaha's Columbus Park neighborhood for 20-plus years. Our mission is to touch the city with the love of Jesus and create a movement of reproducing Christ-centered, strong and healthy neighborhoods. We are Christians with a heart for the city, working together to share the gospel through Christ centered, faith driven, compassionate service to the people in the heart of the city.

EMPLOYMENT: University

Executive Director of the Foundation and Planned Giving: Fresno Pacific University Foundation Board of Directors is searching for an experienced visionary Christian leader for their next executive director of the foundation and planned giving and invites applications. Detailed information is available online at: https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers/executive-director-foundation-and-planned-giving Download and complete an application form. Candidates must complete and submit an application in order to be considered for the position. Email careers@fresno.edu

Faculty: Fresno Pacific University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Spanish who can function as a generalist. Possible specialties include Peninsular or Latin American literature. Candidates must be able to teach intermediate and advanced courses which include culture, language, critical theory, and research. The faculty member will be expected to engage in scholarly activity, contribute to ongoing program assessment and evaluation and advise students. Complete job description and requirements at www.fresno.edu/careers.

National Youth

The National Youth Commission oversees all things youth ministry for USMB nationally including vision, networking, and developing.  The commission is formed of various people who have a passion for youth in a wide range of locations and positions.  We focus on three main areas: the youth worker (National Youth Worker Network), the youth (National Youth Convention), and impact opportunities (Project: Serve). 

National Youth Worker Network

This is a group of likeminded, passionate youth workers across the U.S. Either full time, part time, or even volunteer!  Our values are to Connect, Develop, and Resource youth workers.  Connecting by building a community of passionate youth workers who share each other’s burdens and feel inspired to keep going.  Developing by providing relevant training and coaching for personal and leadership growth.  And finally resourcing by offering helpful resources, tools, and curriculum on a wide variety of topics.  Click the title above to learn how to join for free!

National Youth Convention

The National Youth Convention (NYC) is a unique opportunity every four years for Mennonite Brethren high school students to gather from a wide variety of churches all across the U.S. This event is a creative mix of powerful worship music, exciting Bible study, interesting speakers, creative workshops and challenging ministry opportunities. 

National youth gatherings are a significant part of the larger USMB vision. At similar events over the years, youth have been called to make first time commitments to Jesus and heard a call to full-time ministry. NYC has resulted in countless changed lives.

Read about the last National Youth Convention, Named 2015, which was held April 9-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo.

The next one will be spring 2019 (date & location will be announced fall 2017).

Read about other past NYC events.

Project: Serve

Project: Serve is designed to encourage and assist students or youth ministries to make a positive impact in their local communities for Jesus Christ. A group or individual may go online to submit an idea they have for a project and apply for funds. Project: Serve can then, if approved, help provide funds or other resources to assist with the project. Our desire is to remove as many hurdles as we can in order for entrepreneurs to make an impact for Jesus Christ!  Project: Serve can also assist in the video documentation process of the project. We might even take a film crew to the locations to collect stories of how youth are impacting their communities.  We want these stories told and plan to share some of them at the National Youth Convention to celebrate those stories and challenging other youth to do the same in their communities.  Click the title above to learn more.

Other Opportunities and Partners

Youth interested in exploring God’s call in their lives and are encouraged to keep expanding their faith and leadership skills with these partners:

FAITH FRONT

FAITH FRONT is Tabor College’s youth leadership program. It’s about partnering with the local church to cultivate a culture of calling and provide a way for you to call and discern leaders for the next generation

PROGRAM BASICS. Faith Front is designed to encourage Mennonite Brethren and other Christian youth (ages 14-19) to develop the competencies crucial for ministry leadership with special emphasis on pastoral ministry and other church vocations. 

  • Explore:  Created as workshop or retreat formats, these seminars are designed to help local churches cultivate a culture of calling.
  • Elevate: These weekend retreats, held each semester on Tabor’s campus are designed to help students understand what it means to think theologically as Christian leaders in our current global context. Thirty spots are available at each retreat.
  • Encounter: This summer retreat is be a mobile lab to help participants engage their culture by interacting with a variety of global issues that call for Christian action. Our hope is to capture the imagination of the best and brightest student leaders who demonstrate a commitment to ministry, a capacity for leadership and a curiosity for innovative theological thinking. Thirty spots are available for this retreat.

MB MISSION

Young adults looking for opportunities to be involved, serve and experience what God is doing all over the globe are invited to participate in a number of short-term cross-cultural ministry options provided by MB Mission. Learn more by visiting the websites for SOAR, a 10-day experience in a North American city for people of all ages; ACTION, a one-month adventure in an international setting open to individuals and couples over the age of 17; and TREK, a months-long discipleship-in-mission opportunity that includes an international assignment for young adults over the age of 20 and families.

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