Category Archives: Opportunities for Ministry

Mansfield University Protestant Campus Ministry

The Protestant Campus Ministry Board at Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA is looking for an individual to serve as Director of Campus Ministry, ½ time (25 hours per week). It is preferred, but not required, that this individual holds a M. Div. Degree from an accredited seminary. It is expected that candidates be a strong leader, with a contagious faith, and able to relate to all students on a personal level. Responsibilities would include, but not limited to, facilitating local churches in making connections with students, coordinating on campus ministries, and assisting in the discipleship of students. They will also be an ongoing presence within the university community. All serious inquiries and resumes may be emailed to campusministry@mansfield.edu. The Campus Ministry Board is looking to fill this position as soon as possible and we will accept resumes until the position is filled.

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Elysburg Presbyterian Church

Youth Ministry Opportunity

Elysburg Presbyterian Church seeks a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry. We desire a person of deep faith in Jesus Christ who has a heart for children and youth and who is willing to engage in and facilitate team-based discipleship for K-12 age groups. Fifteen hours per week with salary competitive based on experience. Please send resume and cover letter to Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 West Valley Ave, Elysburg, PA 17824.

Northway Presbyterian Church

Northway(1)Northway Presbyterian Church * 1520 Northway Road, Williamsport is searching for a part time church organist. 

For more information contact the church at 570-323-4293 or northwaychurchoffice@verizon.net

 

 

Grace Presbyterian Church

church_bulletin_boardGrace Presbyterian Church – 102 Second Street in Montgomery, PA is looking to hire a church organist/pianist for Sunday Morning worship.

For more information please contact Elaine Kobbe at 570-547-2873

Protestant Campus Ministry Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg Campus MinistryProtestant Campus Ministry (PCM) is a multi-denominational fellowship that offers members of the university community opportunities for exploration and growth in the Christian faith. PCM is staffed by the Reverend Jill Young, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and is also led by a group of students committed to their discipleship in Christ. 

Groups that sponsor PCM include…

  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
  • The United Methodist Church
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Local Churches
  • Parents of University Students
  • Bloomsburg Alumni    

The Protestant Campus Ministry’s (PCM) mission is to provide a Christian witness on the Bloomsburg University campus through providing quality worship, education, service, fellowship and programming. PCM offers and supports various cultural, educational, and religious activities that call students, faculty, and staff to seek the manifest love of Christ, that challenge them to a deeper level of spiritual growth, wholeness and wellness and encourage them to enrich their lives. 
PCM offers leadership opportunities in all aspects of its ministry and considers these opportunities to be an integral part of its work and mission.  Such development helps raise up a new generation of leaders within the church and helps students discern their calling as leaders in worship, education, fellowship, and service.

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What’s Next What’s Now ~ Young Adults

PCUSA logoWhat’s Next What’s Now’ for young adults ~

When we crafted our young adult directional goal—one of six in the mission work plan that guides the work of the Presbyterian Mission Agency—we intentionally stressed “joining” with young adults in the reformation of the church: not doing ministry on their behalf, but rather joining with them in doing Christ’s mission.

Perhaps no one exemplifies the spirit of joining with young adults more than Rob Fohr—our young adult catalyst—and the members of the agency’s Young Adult Ministries Team. Rob is especially excited to share with you not only our progress in engaging young adults but also the timely launch of a new young adult website, the theme of which will be a highlight at General Assembly next month. Read more about it in Rob’s message below.

Faithfully yours,  Linda Valentine

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In early March, I met with some young adults in Orlando, Florida. We had a great conversation. They spoke with me about their hopes for the church and their frustration that so many of their peers have little or nothing to do with communities of faith. One young woman said: “I know how awesome God is, but it is because I grew up in the church and had a very positive experience. Not everyone my age has had that.”

Their general thinking was that the church, and Christianity more broadly, has fared poorly in public perception these past couple of decades—partly deserved, partly not—which has led many young people to disengage. These particular young adults, however, were very engaged—and also hopeful about the future of the church—though, admittedly, their generation often connects with faith and faith communities in ways different from ours.

Since 2012, agency staff members on the Young Adult Ministries Team have engaged in similar conversations with young adults (18 to early 30s) during an open-ended “season of listening” in order to connect with them and discover how they are living out their faith or would like to do so.

After many conversations, three major themes have emerged. It seems that many young adults
1. seek out authentic intergenerational community;
2. desire opportunities for faith in action through community service and engagement; and
3. wrestle with persistent transitional questions such as “What am I going to do with my life?” and “What’s next for me?”
We wanted one place where young adults and those in ministry with them could find service opportunities, identify welcoming worshiping communities in their area, learn more about issues of interest, and explore what might be next for them in conversation with others from across the country.
After much thought and hard work, that “one place” is finally here—our new young adults website WhatsNextWhatsNow.org!

“What’s next” has become the uniting theme of all Presbyterian Mission Agency ministries related to young adults. We hope this website will serve as a hub for these ministries and continue their connectional work as we focus together on the needs of young adults and those who engage in young adult ministry.

To that end, we want to lift up churchwide opportunities going on now—hence the “what’s now”—such as the Young Adult Volunteer program, where people ages 19–30 give a year of service; and Financial Aid for Service, which assists college and seminary students with educational expenses. We also want to highlight other agency ministries many young adults are already involved in, such as the Presbyterian Hunger Program, Camp and Conference Ministries, Young Women’s Leadership Development, and UKirk (college-aged ministries). We hope to expand these connectional opportunities far beyond just the ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. We are partnering with mid councils, congregations, new worshiping communities, and other PC(USA)-related entities to learn about all the places where young adults can connect their faith to action, their creativity and curiosity to community, and their passions and interests to advocacy.

We’re spreading the word about WhatsNextWhatsNow.org far and wide. We’re even shaping the young adult display for General Assembly around the question “What’s next?” Our hope is that the website will serve as a key tool in our agency-wide effort to “join with young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.”

We ask you to join us in this journey. Check out WhatsNextWhatsNow.org to get a feel for the site, and share the website with young adults, those involved in ministry with young adults, those who want to connect with young adults, and anyone else you can think of who is asking the question “What’s next for me?”

Rob Fohr
Young Adult Catalyst

Friends of Hogar Renacer

shapeimage_1A group from our Presbytery leaves for Hogar Renacer in Honduras, Tuesday May 7, 2014.  Please pray for them as they go where God called them to serve.

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Friends of Renacer is an ecumenical support network for the children’s home and the connected the Christian school, which serves the community.  We are ministry of presence–praying, visiting, listening, encouraging and helping with special projects financially.

Our teams visit and work at Renacer several times a year. See our Team Blog page, Family Chatter, and Friends links for more information on opportunities.

Visit their facebook here:   Friends of Hogar Renacer – facebook

2014 Friends of Renacer Prayer Calendar May 4 – 17

May 4 – Pray a blessed someone will step forward to help drive the team to Dulles.
May 5 – Last minute details. Our luggage to hold all we need to take, and to arrive with us.
May 6 – Health issues for team, family, and friends while we are apart.
May 7 -Travel mercies for the team and our drivers. The Holy Spirit to open hearts prior to our arrival. Travel mercies for Leslie Santee, videographer, flying from Colorado to Houston and staying overnight to fly to Tegucigalpa on the 8th.
May 8 – Open minds to receive all God has planned as we interact with leadership, on-site staff & the children.
May 9 – The videographer to get the film footage necessary to capture the spirit of Hogar Renacer.
May 10 – Insight to recognize stress, culture shock, or illness in each other.
May 11 – It’s Mother‘s Day in Honduras too! Pray for the person who is chosen to deliver the message at church this day.
May 12 – Our visit to the high school where the older children attend. The right message for the older girls to become godly women.
May 13 – The joy of updating the scrapbooks with the pictures from the 2013 team. A special prayer for all those who support the team with donated goods, finances, and prayer.
May 14 – Pray for all the translated conversations to be understood, and patience for the translator.
May 15 – We can inspire in others the need to make a commitment toward spiritual transformation, and a desire to place Christ first in all things.
May 16 – Travel mercies for the team and our drivers on the return trip.
May 17 – Safe arrival in Williamsport. Wisdom to discern all God reveals to us on this journey.
Ongoing – The children & staff of Renacer in their day-to-day decisions, Elisabeth’s health issues, and wisdom for the steering committee as we continue to seek God’s will in our role at Renacer.

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Bald Eagle Presbyterian Church

8001444-basket-with-thread-and-balls-for-knitting-as-a-backgroundBald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, Mill Hall PA started a Prayer Shawl Ministry several years ago.  They have over the years, delivered and mailed thousands of prayer shawls and lap robes all over the country.

An infant sweater ministry was added to the prayer shawl ministry about three years ago, and they have since then supplied many new mothers with sweaters, hats and baby blankets for their little ones.

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is now taking another new step forward.  They will be making prosthesis for women who have had mastectomies and have chosen not to have reconstructive surgery. The prosthesis will be custom made, to size, with different yarns and material suitable for the wearer.

All the prosthesis’s will all be free of charge.  This service will help those who don’t have insurance or maybe have not been able to be fitted with the prosthesis because it is too soon after surgery.

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