Sunday, September 2, 2007

Youth Ministry - Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North

Opportunity for a Christ-centered servant leader to serve in a vibrant Youth Ministry serving ~100 youth. Strong vision for missions and relational skills, youth ministry experience, passion for youth. Worship team leadership skills and experience with Asian American culture are highly desired. See job description below.

Contact Kathy Chiang
Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North
5055 Morton Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022

ACCCN Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Job Description

PURPOSE To serve in the Youth Ministry focused on developing the spiritual growth of youth (7th – 12th).

• Accountable in performance of Youth Ministry responsibilities to the JBED, the governing body of ACCCN. The Youth Deacon will serve as the primary liaison between the Youth Director and the JBED.
• Accountable to guidance of spiritual growth to the JEM. The English Congregation Pastor will serve as the primary liaison between the Youth Ministry Director and the JEM.

• Christ and Biblically centered
• Strong vision for missions
• Strong relational skills
• Committed to full-time ministry
• Servant leadership skills
• Experience working in youth ministry
• Loves working with youth
• Worship team leadership skills highly desired
• Experience with Asian American culture a plus
• Committed to personal spiritual development

1. Implement a model of ministry which provides integrated and effective opportunities for youth in discipleship, bible study, leadership, fellowship, service and recreation.
2. Mentor, develop and support Youth Council leadership team and Youth Praise team. Lead the Youth Fellowship Counselor Team.
3. Assist in selection, development and preparation of bible study lessons for Fellowship meetings. Serve as staff or counselor during Winter and Summer Retreats.
4. Develop individual and small-group relationships to promote Christian spiritual growth among middle and high-school youth by planning individual and small group meetings, and giving them personal attention through phone calls, letters, updates, etc.
5. Provide spiritual growth opportunities that promote Christian education and Christian service. Develop and implement a vibrant mission and service project ministry. Evaluate existing short-term mission program, recommend improvements, plan and lead a short-term mission.
6. Provide spiritual guidance for Youth Sunday School program. Partner with and support Youth Sunday School leader. Teach Youth Sunday School class. Lead Youth in Wednesday Prayer meeting.
7. Cooperate and participate fully with others of the church staff so all may be mutually encouraged and supported by one another. Attend weekly ACCCN church staff prayer meetings (typically held Wednesday afternoons.)
8. Develop and implement a strategy for personal spiritual growth and development. Meet regularly with English Congregation Pastor for mentoring, guidance, and coaching.

RELATIONSHIPS: The Youth Ministry Director will engage in working relationships with the Youth Ministry Co-workers, Youth parents, Church staff and the English Worship Deacon.

EVALUATION: The English Congregation Pastor will conduct coaching reviews quarterly.

BENEFITS: Based on ACCCN Personnel & Benefit Policy for Ministerial Interns (proposed to be adopted by the JBED at May 14 meeting).

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ecumenical opportunities for young adults (ages 18-30)

Exciting ecumenical opportunities available for young people between the ages of 18-30, nationally and internationally.

The National Council of Churches (NCC) is accepting applications for its Stewards Program during the 2007 General Assembly Meeting in Woodbridge, New Jersey, November 6-8, 2007.

The General Assembly is the annual gathering of 250 delegates from 35 member churches/denominations, representing 40 million Christians in the United States. Young adults will encounter a rich multicultural environment at the meeting and will experience the church at work, living its unity in Jesus. It will also provide them an opportunity to network with other young adults from across the country, worship in an ecumenical setting and interact with church leaders.

Application form for NCC Stewards Program is available online at
Deadline for applications is September 14, 2007.

The World Council of Churches (WCC) based in Geneva, Switzerland, is also accepting applications for their Stewards Programme. Twenty-five young people (between the ages of 18-30 years) will be invited to participate in the Stewards Program which includes a week-long ecumenical learning program and work on several logistical tasks with WCC staff at the Central Committee meeting. The Stewards Program starts on February 6 (arrival), and ends on February 22 (departure), 2008. Stewards will be part of a unique ecumenical and international community of young adults and gain exposure to the WCC's work.

Inquires for the program can be addressed by E-mail. The application form can be downloaded from the website:

The WCC is also accepting applications for their Internship Programme which is an opportunity for ecumenical learning and work with the Council. It is a year-long program and begins in February 2008 and ends in January 2009. Inquiries about the program can be addressed by e-mail. The application form can be downloaded from their website:

Phone, from US dial: 011 41 22 791 6315;
Fax: 011 41 22 791 6406

Deadline for these two WCC programs is September 20, 2007.

Rev. Rothangliani Chhangte
Director of Ecumenical Formation
American Baptist Churches USA
Office of Cooperative Christianity
PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482
Phone: 1-800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2279 or (610) 768-2279

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Karen refugee resettlement case worker - Virginia Council of Churches


The Virginia Council of Churches is the Church World Service affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. They are becoming involved in resettling Karen and they want to hire a full time, Karen speaking case worker. The opening announcement follows below. If interested, please contact Heather Gomez. Her telephone number is 540 207-4295. The office address and telephone number is:

Virginia Council of Churches
1214 West Graham Road
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 321-3300

Duane Binkley

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Virginia Council of Churches
Refugee Resettlement Program


Position Title: Caseworker

Supervisor: Sub-Office Program Coordinator

Status: Full-time, year-round, exempt


The goal for the caseworker is to help refugee entrants attain economic self-sufficiency as soon as possible. This position is responsible for the employment and case management requirements as outlined in the grant program that the refugee has been enrolled in. All procedures concerning the goals and priorities as specified in the grant contract must be adhered to.


- Must have a valid Virginia driver's license and means of transportation
- Demonstrate written and verbal language proficiency in English
- Able to converse in any of the various languages of our refugees is desired, but not mandatory

Essential Functions

Case Management

Objective: To ensure that services are provided in a planned, effective and timely manner to eligible clients; are appropriate to the needs of the refugees; and contribute to the early employment and self-sufficiency of the participating refugees. Case management commences immediately upon arrival. Services should support and strengthen refugees' motivation and capacities to become self-supporting. The caseworkers areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to:
- establishing the refugees in a place to live - obtaining furniture, food and clothes for the refugees - finding a sponsor church
- transportation as needed
- employment services such as interviews, help with applications, follow up on interviews and leads
- maintaining a case file on each refugee family. These files must contain services provided, money spent and all case notes

General Functions

- Foster and develop good communication and relationships between sub-offices, local agencies and the community - Attend and participate in staff meetings and training sessions
- Undertake a career development plan together with your immediate supervisor
- Maintain confidentiality of refugee families and fellow staff members
- Follow and support all Virginia Council of Churches and Refugee Resettlement policies

The Virginia Council of Churches is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Council does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Louisville Institute Offers Sabbatical Grant Program for Pastoral Leaders

Through the Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders, the Louisville Institute offers pastoral leaders a chance to step out and step back from the pace and pressures of ministry through its Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders program. The program is designed to provide clergy with the opportunity for personal renewal, study, and reflection. The Louisville Institute will award up to forty grants for eight-week ($10,000) and twelve-week ($15,000) sabbaticals. Recipients must be released from all pastoral duties during the entire grant period. Recipients are free to use the grant award at their discretion. Previous grantees have used their awards for the purchase of books, research material and equipment, conference and seminary expenses, salary replacement, travel, etc. There are no residency or travel requirements or expectations, except for attendance at the preparation consultation in Louisville February 18-20, 2008. All expenses for that consultation are covered by the institute, over and above the grant award. Recipients of a 2007 Sabbatical Grant for Pastoral Leaders shall take this sabbatical between March 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. The program is open to Christian clergy, church staff members, denominational staff, and others employed in recognized positions of pastoral leadership, ordained and lay. Seminary administrators and faculty members are not eligible for this grant program. In past years, most successful applicants have at least five years of pastoral experience, and anticipate five or more years of active ministry after the sabbatical. The program is open to pastoral leaders in the United States and Canada. Visit the Louisville Institute Web site for complete program and application information.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Associate Pastor - Acts Fellowship Church (Austin, TX)

Greetings in Christ Jesus.

My name is Charles Lee, and I am the pastor of Acts Fellowship Church in Austin, Texas - primarily an English-speaking Korean American ministry.

We are prayerfully seeking an associate pastor that will primarily work with the college students (65-85). So, if you know of anyone who might be interested, please let us know or pass the word to them.

Our church is an independent English-speaking Asian-American church. For more information, visit our web site at

If anyone is interested, please contact me for details on the application process. We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Qualification: MDiv from a conservative evangelical seminary (Baptist seminary preferred), Baptist background preferred, married (preferred).


Charles Lee
Acts Fellowship Church

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

English Minister/Pastor - Tri-Valley Bible Church (N. Cal.)

English Minister/Pastor Position

The Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church (TCBC) is searching for a full time Pastor to lead the English Congregation, which is composed of 80+ English-speaking adults and youths. Located in Pleasanton, California (30 miles east of San Francisco), we are a non-denominational, evangelical Asian American Church, holding separate Sunday Worship Services in Mandarin and English. We have about 300+ worshippers attending, including children.

The English Congregation comprises approximately 80+ members and the worshippers are mostly Asian-American families, including middle school, high school, and college students. The English worship service is contemporary in format; Praise songs and hymnals are supplemented with piano and stringed and percussion instruments.

We are looking for a seminary graduate with a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent, a clear calling to the ministry, and evangelical belief. Previous experience in working with, motivating and encouraging people, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital. A heart for the Asian culture will be warmly welcomed.

Key responsibilities for the English Minister include:
1. Leading the youth ministry
2. Guiding the English Speaking Ministry
3. Providing Spiritual Leadership
4. Providing Solid Biblical Teaching
5. Preaching
6. Discipleship
7. Evangelism

Please send your resume to Pastor Job Lee (chairperson of the English pastoral searching committee): Jobklee_AT_gmail_DOT_com

Church Information:
Tri-Valley Chinese Bible Church
1055 Serpentine Lane
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925.462.7677
Fax: 925.462.7659
Email: info_AT_tvcbc_DOT_org
Members: 200
Average Attendance: 250
Contact Person: Pastor Job Lee
7646 Quail Creek Cir.
Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: 925.828.8942
Email: Jobklee_AT_gmail_DOT_com
Denomination: Non-Denominational

Friday, May 25, 2007

Openings in East Asia and India - American Baptist International Ministries

May 25, 2007

There are two new openings in my area, one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines. Please spread the words, and ask God to provide the right persons to the respective ministries. International Ministries strives to develop an inclusive missionary force that reflects the ethnic/cultural diversity of American Baptist Churches.


Personnel Opening in East Asia and India
International Ministries, ABCUSA
Benjamin S. L. Chan
May 2007

If you are interested in or have questions about the positions, please contact Benjamin Chan, Area Director of East Asia and India

(A) Appointment by International Ministries

1. China: Theological Educator
Teach Biblical study in a theological seminary in China. Work and cultural experience in China is preferred. Doctoral degree in the area of teaching is required. Mandarin (Chinese) language is a plus but not required.

2. Hong Kong: Leadership Development
Provide pastoral and spiritual support to Christian leaders of Baptist churches in Hong Kong. Will involve in formal or informal leaders training and theological education. Work and cultural experience in Hong Kong is preferred. Will require to learn Chinese (Cantonese) language.

3. Hong Kong: Mission Mobilization
Develop, coordinate and promote mission projects, volunteer service, and mission teams in Hong Kong. Work and cultural experience in Hong Kong is preferred. Will require to learn Chinese (Cantonese) language. Mandarin (Chinese language) is a plus.

4. Philippines: Leaders Development (NEW) Serve with the Convention of Philippines Baptist Churches promoting leaders training in seminary and church settings. Will work under the leadership of Filipino Baptists. Require a graduate degree in theology. Work and cultural experience in the Philippines is a plus. The learning of Ilonggo language is required.

5. Philippines: Music Teacher
Teach music in a Bible school in the Philippines. Will work under the leadership of Filipino Baptists. Work and cultural experience in the Philippines is a plus. The learning of Ilonggo language is required.

6. Philippines: Theological Educator
Teach Biblical study in a Bible school in the Philippines. Will work under the leadership of Filipino Baptists. Require a graduate degree in the area if teaching. Work and cultural experience in the Philippines is plus. The learning of Ilonggo language is required.

(B) Appointment by International Ministries and Church World Service

China: English Teacher
Teach English in junior college/ college in Mainland China under the arrangement of the Amity Foundation. A Bachelor degree is required and an ESL degree and/or teaching experience is preferred. Work and cultural experience in China is a plus. It requires a two-year commitment for the first term of service. For more information, go to

(C) Appointment by International Ministries and University Baptist Church

Youth Pastor (NEW)
Serve with the University Baptist Church in Hong Kong that provides pastoral care and spiritual nourishment to overseas staff and students of the Hong Kong Baptist University. The youth pastor will focus on the ministry with the English speaking children and youth. A Master of Divinity Degree or equivalent degree is required. Chinese language is a plus but not required. Enjoy working in an urban and multi-cultural setting. It requires two-year commitment in the first term of service

(D) Direct Hiring by Overseas Partners

India: Teachers
Teach in an international Christian boarding school in India. It requires a two-year commitment in the first term of service under the direct hiring of the school. Openings are posted in and