Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

MINISTRY DESCRIPTIONS INDEX

 

  1. Adventist Youth Society Leader
  2. Adventist Youth Society Leadership Team Member
  3. Adventist Youth Society Sponsor
  4. Audio/Visual Team Leader
  5. Brothers' Keeper (Reconnect Team) Coordinator
  6. Bulletin Secretary
  7. Children's Choir Director
  8. Children's Story Coordinator
  9. Clerk
  1. Membership
  2. Recording
  1. Communication Representative
  2. Church Secretary
  3. Deacon/Deaconess/Jr. Deacon & Deaconess
  1. Deacon (Additional Specific Instructions)
  2. Deaconess' Instructions
  1. Education Secretary
  2. Elder
  3. Family Life Ministry Leader
  4. Finance/Building Committee Chairperson
  5. Flower Coordinator
  6. Food Bank Volunteer
  7. Greeter
  8. Health and Temperance Ministry Leader
  9. Hospitality Leader
  10. Interest (Prospect Care) Coordinator
  11. Investment Leader
  12. Kitchen Manager
  13. Mission Focus Board Member
  14. Mission Staff Board Member
  15. Music Ministry Chairperson
  16. Pastor
  17. Personal Ministries Leader
  18. Religious Liberty Secretary
  19. Sabbath School Officers
  1. Superintendent
  2. Secretary
  3. Adult Teacher
  4. Children's Leader
  5. Children's Teacher
  6. Youth Leader
  7. Youth Leader Assistant
  1. School Board Member
  2. Shepherdess
  3. Social Committee Chairperson
  4. Volunteer Lay Pastor
  5. Webmaster
  6. Women’s Ministries Leader
  7. Worship Ministries Leader
  8. Youth Connect Assistant Leader
  9. Youth Connect Leader
  10. Youth Connect Team Member
  11. Youth Ministries Leader

 

 


 

 


Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

ADVENTIST YOUTH SOCIETY LEADER

AY History:

In 1879, two young Adventists, Luther Warren and Henry Fenner, established a local Adventist society for boys in Hazelton, Michigan (girls were soon admitted!). Twelve years later, a 16-year-old young man in Wisconsin, Meade MacGuire, formed a similar society.

At Union College in Nebraska in 1893, church members established a Young People’s Society. The goal was “to secure the increased spirituality of the young people, their enlistment in all missionary activity through existing channels of work, and their elevation to a higher plan of living and thinking.”

About the same time, A. G. Daniels was forming a youth society in Adelaide, Australia, and Ellen White was appealing to the General Conference from Australia to organize the work for the young people of the church.

At a meeting in Mount Vernon, Ohio, July 10-20, 1907, the new Young People’s Department of the General Conference choose the name, “Young People’s Society of Missionary Volunteers” and the name was adopted at the 1909 General Conference Session. Soon “MV Societies” were springing up all across the world.

Position Summary:

Aim: “The Advent Message to all the world in this Generation.”

Motto: “The love of Christ constraineth us.”

Pledge: “Loving the Lord Jesus, I promise to take an active part in the work of the Young People’s Missionary Volunteer Society, doing what I can to help others and to finish the work of the gospel in all the world.”

The AY Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the AY Sponsor(s) and is responsible to support and hold accountable the AY Leadership Team Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Plan. Plan in advance the program elements and scheduling of AY Leadership Team Members.
  2. Promote. Work with team members to advertise AY programs. Be creative. Capture your target audience’s  attention. Use posters, flyers, and bulletin announcements as well as personal invitations.
  3. Develop Creative Programming. Use drama, outdoor trips, videos and films, Bible quizzes, guest speakers, and panel discussions. Ask your pastor to answer questions. Have the various ministries of your church put on an informative program about their work. Exchange programs with an AYS team from another church. Let the youth talk about their issues.
  4. Build Relationships. Connect with AY participants outside of AY programs. Enjoy hobbies together, go to the mall together, go to the park, celebrate birthdays together, chat online, create a facebook page, or anything else young people like doing.
  5. Follow-up. Make sure to reconnect with AY participants after after dealing with life issues to check in on them and see if they are doing ok. Show your care and interest in their wellbeing.
  6. Be Aware. Identify the natural slowing point and do something special during those times.
  7. Share the Responsibility. Don’t try to do everything on your own. You need a support staff.
  8. Set Goals. Set both long- and short-term goals for your ministry, and determine to meet those goals.
  9. Communicate. Remember to talk to your pastor, Mission Staff, and your friends in the congregation.
  10. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.

Remember, you are AY leaders all week long, not just on Sabbath.



Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

ADVENTIST YOUTH SOCIETY LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER

AY History:

In 1879, two young Adventists, Luther Warren and Henry Fenner, established a local Adventist society for boys in Hazelton, Michigan (girls were soon admitted!). Twelve years later, a 16-year-old young man in Wisconsin, Meade MacGuire, formed a similar society.

At Union College in Nebraska in 1893, church members established a Young People’s Society. The goal was “to secure the increased spirituality of the young people, their enlistment in all missionary activity through existing channels of work, and their elevation to a higher plan of living and thinking.”

About the same time, A. G. Daniels was forming a youth society in Adelaide, Australia, and Ellen White was appealing to the General Conference from Australia to organize the work for the young people of the church.

During the first decade of the 20th century, the Church responded. At a meeting in Mount Vernon, Ohio, July 10-20, 1907, the new Young People’s Department of the General Conference choose the name, “Young People’s Society of Missionary Volunteers” and the name was adopted at the General Conference Session of 1909. Soon “MV Societies” were springing up in churches all across the world.

Position Summary:

Aim: “The Advent Message to all the world in this Generation.”

Motto: “The love of Christ constraineth us.”

Pledge: “Loving the Lord Jesus, I promise to take an active part in the work of the Young People’s Missionary Volunteer Society, doing what I can to help others and to finish the work of the gospel in all the world.”

The AY Ministry Team Member is directly accountable to and supported by the AY leader.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Promote. Work with AY Leader to advertise AY programs. Be creative. Capture your target audience’s attention. Use posters, flyers, and bulletin announcements as well as personal invitations.
  2. Develop Creative Programming. Use drama, outdoor trips, videos and films, Bible quizzes, guest speakers, and panel discussions. Ask your pastor to answer questions. Have the various ministries of your church put on an informative program about their work. Exchange programs with an AYS team from another church. Let the youth talk about their issues.
  3. Build Relationships. Connect with AY participants outside of AY programs. Enjoy hobbies together, go to the mall together, go to the park, celebrate birthdays together, chat online, create a facebook page, or anything else young people like doing.
  4. Follow-up. Make sure to reconnect with AY participants after after dealing with life issues to check in on them and see if they are doing ok. Show your care and interest in their wellbeing.
  5. Be Aware. Identify the natural point when things are slowing down and do something special during those times.
  6. Communicate. Remember to talk to your pastor, Mission Staff, and your friends in the congregation.
  7. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.

Remember, you are AY leaders all week long, not just on Sabbath.



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ADVENTIST YOUTH SPONSOR

Position Summary:

Support AY Leadership Team in any way needed to disciple them in ministry and assure success in their leadership of the local Adventist Youth. The AY Sponsor is directly accountable to and supported by the Youth Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the AY Leader.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Support. Provide needed and helpful resources to AY Leadership Team Members. This may include: helping them fill out forms, encouraging them to delegate, setting up appointments, providing transportation,  
  2. Disciple. Teach the AY Leadership Team Members in various methods of program structure. Introduce new ideas and assignments to expand their knowledge and capabilities. Keep the Aim, Motto, and Pledge in the forefront of the AY Leadership Team Members’ minds.
  3. Assure Success. Counsel the AY Leadership Team Members in ways to create successful programs. Hold up Adventist standards concerning conduct in the church, guest speaker selection, Adventist lifestyle, Christian integrity.
  4. Advocate. Promote and support AY to the Mission Staff Board, Administrative Board, and church in business session when necessary.
  5. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.

Remember, you are an AY sponsor all week long, not just on Sabbath.



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AUDIO/VISUAL TEAM LEADER

Position Summary:

Oversee the maintenance and operation of the audio and visual equipment. Train and manage group of AV operators to ensure a program free of audio/visual problems. The AV Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Worship Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable AV team members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

1. Schedule operators for Sabbath services and other programs.

2. Ensure equipment is operational

3. Train others to operate new and existing equipment.

4. Produce recordings of sermons as requested.


 


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BROTHER'S KEEPER (RECONNECT) TEAM COORDINATOR

Position Summary:

To coordinate and encourage re-establishing relationships with former church members and former church attendees. Utilize sincere, caring, creative approaches to appeal to former members. The Brother’s Keeper Team Coordinator is directly accountable to and supported by Personal Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Brother’s Keeper Team Members.

NOTE: Ideally, this responsibility will be voluntarily assumed by numerous church members who have/had a friendship connection with member(s) who no longer attend. If each current member would be willing to take one or two names of former members to be their personal soul-winning project by establishing a trusting, personal, continuing friendship, reconnection is far more likely. The number of former members is massive—far too many for a small team to handle.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a staff of willing, capable "shepherds" and "shepherdesses."
  2. Maintain a master list of missing members & former attendees.
  3. Maintain records of those who have accepted responsibility for which individuals.
  4. Inform team members of upcoming events to which the missing can be invited.
  5. Encourage personal relationships with former members & attendees, i.e. shopping, walking, lunch, baseball game, telephone conversations. Purpose: to establish groundwork on which to build trust and demonstrate genuine care for the individual.


 


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BULLETIN SECRETARY

Position Summary:

Produces a guest-friendly church bulletin each week. Proactively gathers information to enhance communication within the church family and with visitors. The Bulletin Secretary is directly accountable to and supported by the Worship Ministry Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Bulletin Team Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare weekly church bulletin. Gather information from various sources to provide comprehensive information for the day, coming week and upcoming events & activities.
  2. Include church school activities and schedules.
  3. Assure a guest-friendly bulletin with information clearly stated. Take care that information written, announced or displayed is clear and able to be understood by anyone visiting for the first time (or unaccustomed to SDA lingo). Avoid abbreviations whenever possible.
  4. Photocopy, fold and provide supply of bulletins to be distributed by greeters on Sabbath mornings.


 


Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

CHILDREN'S CHOIR DIRECTOR

Personal Qualifications:

Demonstrates a commitment to Christ and to providing a Christ-centered ministry to children.

Enjoys being with children and getting to know each of them individually. Seeks to love and accept each child.

Able to organize and effectively work with a group of children. The Children’s Choir Director is directly accountable to and supported by Youth Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Choir Members.

Position Summary:

Guide the younger children of the church as they learn to praise God with a joyful noise. Help them develop confidence to become active worship participants as they grow.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Provide children's choir special music for church service on a regular schedule.
  2. Provide music for other church programs as requested.
  3. Provide regular practice opportunities.
  4. Select appropriate music according to choir members' abilities and worship needs.
  5. Lead out in choir practice session. Each session to include worship, practice and play.
  6. Communicate with choir member's families regarding schedules.
  7. Maintain a safe environment for the children.
  8. Communicate with church leaders (pastor, Music Committee) and bulletin secretary.
  9. Arrange for a regular pianist for practice and performance.



Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

CHILDREN'S STORY COORDINATOR

Position Summary:

Schedule someone to provide the Children's Story during each worship service. The Children’s Story Coordinator is directly accountable to and supported by the Worship Ministry Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Children’s Story Team.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a list of volunteers willing to provide the Children's Story.
  2. Contact a volunteer to schedule a storyteller each week.
  3. Provide a name to the church secretary for the weekly church bulletin.
  4. Fill in to provide the children's' story when necessary.

Guidelines (for those telling story):

  1. Practice to keep your story within 3-5 minutes; children's’ attention span is short.
  2. Tell or read real life stories to which children can relate whenever possible. Children think concretely so they will not understand a story with symbols or parables. Objects or animals in nature are appropriate.
  3. Speak to the children. This is not a time to speak over the children's heads to the parents.
  4. Avoid stories that are painful or scary.
  5. Review: Short, Concrete. For children, not parents. PG rated. Brief, positive ending.
  6. If you have a schedule conflict, please notify the Children's Story Coordinator by Wednesday of the week you are scheduled.



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MEMBERSHIP CLERK

Position Summary:

Maintains accurate church membership records. This involves two sites: (1) Kenhorst membership list and (2) The PA Conference's computerized system eAdventist.Net Communicates as indicated with the pastor, head church elder and local conference membership clerk. Generates and maintains documents & reports as required. The Membership Clerk is directly accountable to and supported by the Administration Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the team members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Transfers. Process all membership transfers either into or out of Kenhorst Church through the PA Conference membership clerk via eAdventist.Net.
  1. When an individual wishes to transfer in, enter the request via eAdventist.Net. The Conference clerk will communicate that request to the church clerk of the person's current membership. The transfer is completed after the granting church votes to approve the transfer out.
  2. When a current member wishes to transfer from Kenhorst to another church, it is the responsibility of the church clerk to which the member wishes to join, to request the transfer.
  3. Notify the pastor/head elder when the request is received so the request can be taken to the Elder Board for a first vote, then to the church body for a second vote.
  4. After the second vote, enter the granted request into eAdventist.Net system.
  1. Membership changes. Enter all membership changes (transfers, baptisms, deaths, name, address, telephone number, family status changes) into both eAdventist.Net and the Kenhorst Membership List. Make sure both lists are kept accurate and current.
  2. Certificates. Prepare baptismal/profession of faith certificates for pastor's signature when a baptism is scheduled or member is accepted on profession of faith. Assist pastor with "Report of Baptisms: to PA Conference office as necessary.
  3. Church Officers. Keeps church officers list up-to-date.
  4. Church Ministry Positions (Job Descriptions). Keeps position descriptions up-to-date.
  5. Church Directory (optional responsibility). Chairs committee of appropriate members to produce church directory as needed/requested in association with company that makes photo directories. Include non-member spouses and children of church-related households. In order to facilitate friendship in the congregation, this may include regular attendees not yet baptized. If so, include a statement that "this is not an official membership list."
  6. Conference Reports. Prepare and submit reports as requested by the PA Conference (attendance, church officers, etc.).
  7. Attendance. Track Sabbath School and church attendance. Send quarterly reports to PA Conference; copy to pastor.



Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

RECORDING CLERK

Position Summary:

Serves as secretary for Mission Staff board and church business meetings. The Recording Clerk is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable any ministers serving under their care.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Records minutes of Mission Staff board and business meetings.
  2. Maintains an official copy of meeting minutes, copies of associated reports and financial statements.
  3. Provides a copy of meeting minutes to the Church Secretary for sending to each board member.
  4. Provides an agenda for the next Mission Staff/business meeting to be sent to the appropriate members one week prior to the next meeting.


 


Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church

COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR

Position Summary:

As the appointed communication leader, your role in ministry is specifically defined to ensure that members are kept informed and the church is properly represented to the public. The Communication Director is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable Communication Team Members.

 

Duties And Responsibilities:

Public Relations - Building, monitoring, and protecting the image of your local church and its name.

To do this effectively: Ensure the church sign message is appropriate, relevant, and accurate. Check the church’s appearance regularly for problems needing attention and present the needs to the deacon board. Arrange for the identification of the church through listings in local telephone directories, tourist publications, highway signs, and hotels and motels. Arrange for church representation at exhibits and fairs, in parades, and at other community events. Build and nurture relationships with community leaders, clubs, and organizations, and encourage increased church involvement and support in the community when and where appropriate.

Media Relations - Raise public awareness of our church—its members, its mission, and its message; work to get church activities and events noted in the media; and help to get the church’s views included in the news adequately and accurately.

To do this effectively: Report church activities to local media outlets such as radio, television, and newspapers by submitting news releases and public service announcements, arranging for interviews, writing letters to the editor on matters of concern to the church, writing or assigning feature stories or columns, arranging for photo coverage of congregational activities or events, and serving as a source of information for public media representatives. Look for opportunities, story ideas, and current issues that concern your church and community. Seek to become personally acquainted with newspaper editors, broadcast assignment editors, religion reporters, and community relations personnel. Develop initial contacts with press kits, nurture contacts with phone calls, and follow up contacts with hand-written note cards.

News and Information - It’s vital to keep church members informed about upcoming activities, and equally important to share church news with conference communication directors and the larger Adventist family.

To do this effectively: Publish a regular newsletter with photos, articles, and input from members and/or submit articles and photos to conference communication directors for conference newsletters or sections in union and conference publications. Maintain an attractive bulletin board in the church lobby highlighting church activities, news, photos, and developments.

Advertising and Promotion - One of your most important responsibilities is to strategically promote all church programs and evangelism campaigns to attract attendance.

To do this effectively: Regularly consult with the pastor and departmental leaders about events and activities they are planning. Assist them with the creation and placement of brochures, flyers, direct mail, broadcast and print ads, and other promotional ideas. Professionally prepared advertising materials are available for many programs, as are public relations and advertising agencies for consultation.



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CHURCH SECRETARY

Position Summary:

Produces a guest-friendly church bulletin each week. Proactively gathers information to enhance communication within the church family and with visitors. Remains cognizant of guests within our midst Provides a monthly church calendar which includes members' birthdays. Maintains office supplies. May include occasional correspondence duties. The Church Secretary is directly accountable to and supported by the Administration Board.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain office supplies, i.e. copy paper, church stationery, copier ink, envelopes, staples, paper clips, etc.
  2. Produce monthly calendar. Gather information, type, make copies. Distribute one week before new month.
  3. Maintain list of members' birthdays. Include in monthly calendar.
  4. Telephone messages. Respond to telephone messages left on the church telephone. Relay information to appropriate individual as indicated. Provide prompt, courteous service.


 


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DEACON AND DEACONESS

Note: Junior deacons and deaconesses work under the supervision of an adult deacon or deaconess.

Position Summary:

Performs various duties for the support, comfort, and well-being of members and guests. Provides for church property maintenance and upkeep. The Deacon/Deaconess isdirectly accountable to and supported by Head Deacon/Deaconess and is responsible to support and hold accountable any deacon/deaconess in training.

Duties And Responsibilities

  1. Greeting and ushering. Welcome guests and members to services held in the church. Escort guests and members to their seats as indicated. Assist the pastor and other events leaders to maintain smooth operations of church meetings. Distribute materials related to service/meeting, i.e. bulletins, hymnals, handouts, etc. Receive certain offerings and deliver them to the treasurer's office.
  2. Upkeep of church property. Take responsibility for the care and upkeep of church property, including the oversight or sometimes repairs, grounds maintenance, interior decoration and small renovations. (In the event of no janitor available, may need to perform certain janitorial duties).
  3. Security. Care for the security of those in attendance at church activities, always being vigilant for the safety and comfort of all persons. Includes opening the church before meetings and locking the facility at the conclusion of activities. Maintain alertness for any emergency that may arise, relieving the need or contacting the person(s) needed to provide the proper assistance.
  4. Visitation.  Join with the pastor and elders in visiting church members. Assignments may be in teams of two or three to visit
  5. Assisting with baptismal ceremony
  1. The deacons will: Prepare & fill the pool; Assist male candidates; Do the physical work-related to the service.
  2. The deaconesses will: Prepare the robes for all who are participating; Assist candidates; launder and store robes, towels, etc., after the ceremony.
  1. Assisting with the communion service
  1. The deacons will: provide the physical arrangements, such as placing the Communion table; place the towels, basins and water in the appropriate rooms for use in the ordinance of humility; dispense water and basins for the men during the Ordinance of Humility, giving particular attention to visitors, new members, and the aged.
  2. The deaconesses will: prepare the bread and grape juice; arrange the emblems and covering the table; dispense water and basins for the women during the ordinance of humility, giving attention and assistance to visitors, new members and the aged; cover and uncover the table during Communion service.; clean and store the linens and serving pieces used in communion.
  1. Caring for the Congregation. Includes organizing hot meals for any church family that experiences a death or other tragedy. This may mean simply taking food to the home, or in some cases, serving of an entire meal to family and guests after a funeral. Sometimes the planning of wedding and baby showers is done by the deaconesses with deacons' assistance. This is an important aspect of a caring ministry in the congregation.



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DEACON (ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS)

Note: Head Deacon is responsible for the deacons' schedule and implementation of their duties.

Position Summary:

Performs various duties for the support, comfort, and well-being of members and guests. Provides for church property maintenance & upkeep. The Deacon/Deaconess is directly accountable to and supported by the Head Deacon/Deaconess and is responsible to support and hold accountable any deacon/deaconess in training.

Duty Details:

  1. Greeting and ushering.
  1. Welcome guests and members to services held in the church.
  2. Escort late-coming guests and members to their seats when needed.
  3. After the worship service, place hymnals back in the pew racks, two on either end, and place Bibles in center rack. Remove all debris from pews and under pews.
  1. Upkeep of church property.
  1. Each autumn, clean rain gutters and window wells of debris and remove weeds.
  2. Periodically clean stairwells outside Junior Room and Fellowship Room.
  3. Periodically inspect facility and report minor repair needs to Skip Long and major repairs needed to Head Elder, Marty Heim.
  4. Plan and conduct work party weekends each Spring and Fall.
  1. Security
  1. Before Sabbath School begins each week, make sure the church doors are unlocked. Give special attention to include those to pastor's study, and the foyer doors outside the pastor's study.
  2. During Sabbath School and church services, maintain alertness for any emergency that may arise, relieve the need or contact the person(s) needed to provide the needed assistance. During worship services, patrol the vestibules, balcony, and downstairs sections to ensure there are no young people congregating in these areas. Have them join their parents in the sanctuary.
  3. After service is completed, be sure all lights are turned off, windows closed, and all interior and exterior doors are locked.
  1. Visitation. Join with the pastor and elders in visiting church members. Assignments may be in teams of two or three to visit
  2. Assisting with baptismal ceremony.
  1. Learn how to prepare & fill the pool. When needed, fill baptismal pool on the day before baptism service is scheduled.
  2. Assist baptismal candidates before and after the service
  1. Assisting with the communion service
  1. Plan for and support communion practices



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DEACONESS (ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS)

  1. Hospital Visitation
  1. Two Deaconesses are assigned each month to visit those who are hospitalized. You are free to do visiting on your own, with a family member, or with your Co-Deaconess. The Deacon and Deaconess are directly accountable to and supported by Head Deacon- Deaconess and is responsible to support and hold accountable any deacon/deaconess in training.
  1. Baptisms
  1. Assist female candidates to prepare for the baptismal tank. Provide a robe and fresh towel from the communion supplies located in the closet across from the current kitchen. Locate a private area to change clothes, and to redress afterward. Accompany the candidate(s) back to the Sanctuary for the baptism and again afterward for presentation of certificates.
  2. Wash robes. Two Deaconesses are assigned with the first one identified "in charge" for the day. She is responsible to take the wet, used robes and towels home to be laundered. Towels should be washed in Clorox. Return robes and folded towels to the church within one week
  1. Meals for the Bereaved
  1. Each month several deaconesses are assigned to call church members to supply food for a meal for the family of the deceased. The Head Deaconess will notify those assigned regarding the date, place and number of people expected, and the food assignment (entree, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert) for the individual deaconess. Request those who are willing to donate food to provide enough for ten servings and to use disposable containers when possible. This is to avoid lost, misplaced or broken serving dishes.
  1. Communion Service (two lists)
  1. Friday Night Set-Up (two deaconess; names underlined in red on list). Prepare the Elders' kits and Communion Trays. Leave two sections on the trays for the Pastor/Elder to break the bread during the service. Place in the refrigerator by the Pastor's Study.
  2. Ordinance of Humility: Three deaconesses are assigned to each room. Plan to be in your assigned room immediately after the Sabbath School program ends. Place a towel on every chair and a basin of water at every other chair. When the participants arrive, two deaconesses will be at the table to serve water and fresh towels; the third serves as "Hostess" to see that those coming in have the supplies they need and have partners. The assigned deaconess takes the used towels home to launder. Wash with Clorox and return fresh, folded towels to the church supply closet within one week
  3. Communion (Occurs four times each year): Two deaconesses are assigned to uncover, and then recover the communion table during the service. Each deaconess assigned on Communion Sabbath is requested to stay after church to help with cleanup.
  1. Work Bee's: You may occasionally be asked by the deacons to help with cleaning, and sorting out some of the clutter that accumulates over time. Please try to make yourself available to do your share.

In the event you cannot fill an assignment, please contact another deaconess to fill in for you.



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EDUCATION SECRETARY

Position Summary:

The Education Secretary keeps records of our youth, knowing their ages and location, and is a resource person for the local church school, academies, and colleges. The Education Secretary is directly accountable to and supported by the Administrative Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Kenhorst Blvd. RJA Board members. The Education Secretary is directly accountable to and supported by the Administration Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the local School Board members/Worthy Student Committee.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Keep a written record of all children and young people in the church. The education secretary should keep an active and current file of the membership by families, noting the names of all school-age children and where they are attending school. Notation should also be made if there are special problems (divided home, finances, etc.). This information is confidential and should be used only as necessary to encourage church school attendance.
  2. Provide the pastor with an annual list of families whose children are not in church school; work with pastor or other responsible church leaders in promoting Christian education in homes where children are not in church school
  3. Promote Christian education by:
  1. Giving brief talks during pre-church service on value of Christian education
  2. When educational promotion materials are received from the conference office, make sure they are inserted in the bulletin
  3. C. Work with pastor in planning yearly education day program
  1. Promote concept that Christian education begins at infancy in the home. It would be an appropriate gesture for the church, through the education secretary, to make a gift of the book, "Counsels to Parents and Teachers" to the new parents. This is also an appropriate time to suggest the beginning of an educational savings fund for the new child
  2. Chairs the Worthy Student Committee composed of the Kenhorst Blvd. RJA Board members. Works closely with the committee to seek financial support among church members for our families attending our schools who are in financial need.
  3. Pray for the children and youth. The children of our church are the leaders and workers of tomorrow. Encourage your church to join together in praying for them, that they will be fully surrendered to Jesus Christ and may ever be faithful in their relationship to the church as they reach up to grasp higher rungs on the spiritual ladder.
  4. Servs on the Administrative Board and the RJA School Board.


 


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ELDER

Position Summary:

Promotes a nurturing environment within the church family whereby individual members may realize their spiritual potential. Actively participates in the soul-saving mission of the church through leadership, worship, mentoring, and church administration. The Elder is directly accountable to and supported by the Head Elder and Pastor and is directly responsible to support individuals within their assigned Family Group.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Visitation. Actively promotes a nurturing, caring environment within the church family by offering encouragement, support, and spiritual council. Visits members in their homes, encourages others to do so, and assists in the training of prospective members.
  2. Commitment. Demonstrates a clear vision of the church's mission and it's commitment to growth and outreach. Enthusiastically models a commitment of time to outreach ministry by scheduling time for ministering to those in need of spiritual healing.
  3. Worship Leadership. Provides for meaningful, enthusiastic celebration, and praise in the weekly worship service. Encourages broad participation and the development of skills as needed and appropriate.
  4. A spiritual mentor. Models a deep spiritual life as outlined in I Timothy, chapter 3. Reflects the fruits of the Spirit in relationship with others: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
  5. Church Administration. Attempts to always make a positive contribution to the organization and progress of the church. Enables others to participate in the decision-making of the church and ministry. Serves in an advisory capacity to various departments, committees and projects thereby providing unity and a unified mission.
  6. Faithfully attends applicable boards, elder, and business meetings. Assumes responsibilities as assigned/requested (worship, facilities, evangelism, publications, administration). Communicates progress and needs to the Administration Board, Mission Staff board, and other church members as indicated.


 


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FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES COORDINATOR

Position Summary:

Works with Family Life Ministry team to support and promote healthy family members among individuals, couples, and families. The Family Life Ministry Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Family Life Ministry Team members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Needs assessment. Work with the pastor to survey the needs of the church: couples, single persons, single parents, children, teens, young adults, mature adults, etc., finding which topics are of interest to them. Needs assessment tools such as survey questionnaires and analysis worksheets are available in some of the resource materials listed in this leaflet and from your local conference office. Your conference family ministries director may be able to assist you.
  2. Program development. The family ministries coordinator works in cooperation with other church leaders to implement family life programs. This involves planning, promotion, recruitment and training of volunteers, delivery of the programs and evaluation. Although a number of very detailed and “user-friendly” program helps are available, successful programs still require considerable attention to detail, good organization and strong communication for many weeks in advance.
  3. Chairs the Family Ministries committee. It is recommended that even in the smallest congregations a committee be selected for family ministries instead of following the tradition of making it a one-person assignment. Family ministry is about relationships and helping people learn to be Christlike in their relationships. This needs to be modeled in a group setting because it is “caught as much as it is taught.” Even if the committee only meets once a quarter, and includes people who hold other offices in the church, it should become a support group as well as a working unit. As chairperson it is your responsibility not only to put together an agenda and moderate the discussions, but to facilitate times of personal sharing, prayer and learning.
  4. Family advocate. The family ministries coordinator sits on the Mission Staff Board and should represent the needs and concerns of family life there. It is easy for a board to become involved in the organizational and financial issues of the church and forget that congregations are essentially clusters of households; people trying to live out their faith together. It is your responsibility to help the board keep in view the relational needs of the members of the church and make family life a real priority in all that the church does.
  5. Information source. The congregation will depend on you as a primary source of information about ministry. It would be a good idea for you to begin to construct a list of Christian counselors to whom you can feel confident making referrals. You will want to guard against getting too involved or “playing psychologist” (unless you are one), but highly developed listening skills will make it easy for other church members to share their concerns and needs with you and ask for information. This informational task includes taking opportunity regularly, during personal ministries time or Sabbath School or worship, to share information with the whole congregation as it comes to you from the conference and in resource materials.



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FINANCIAL BUILDING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Position Summary:

Responsible to the Administration Board for all financial matters affecting the operation and maintenance of the church. Recommends and initiates those actions necessary to correct deficiencies and make improvements. The Financial Building Committee Chairperson is directly accountable to and supported by the Administration Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Financial Building Committee Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Establish an annual budget and present it to the Administration Board.
  2. Graph the monthly financial progress to determine trends.
  3. Report to the Administration Board on financial matters of interest and make appropriate recommendations.
  4. Keep an eye on the condition of the church's physical plant and propose to the Administration Board actions necessary to correct deficiencies.
  5. Coordinate with the church treasurer on financial matters other than those which are routine, i.e. paying bills, etc.
  6. Coordinate with the head deacon on plant maintenance issues.


 


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FLOWER COORDINATOR

Position Summary:

Orders delivery of flowers in the event of hospitalization or death of a church member, and, when requested, for other special events. The Flower Coordinator is directly accountable to and supported by the Family Life Ministry Leader.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Receive notification. Receives information from pastor or head elder when:
  1. A church member is hospitalized
  2. The death of a church member or a close relative occurs.
  1. Contact florist. Arranges with a local florist with whom the church has an account to deliver a fresh flower arrangement to the hospital, funeral home or to the member's home.
  2. Communicate with church treasurer. Keeps the church treasurer informed as necessary or indicated. The treasurer submits payment to the florist upon receipt of the bill.
  3. Special occasions. Orders or coordinates delivery of flowers for the sanctuary when requested by a church member/other in honor of a special event, i.e. anniversary, birthday, wedding, etc. The individual/family making the request pays for the flowers.

 


 


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FOOD BANK VOLUNTEER

Position Summary:

Work with the Food Bank Liaison and Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator to unload food items, distribute food items, clean up, and meaningfully connect with community members. The Foodbank Volunteer is directly accountable to and supported by the Food Bank Liaison.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Set up. Set up tables and chairs in fellowship hall before the delivery truck arrives.
  2. Unloader. Unload Food items from truck pallets and transfer them to the fellowship hall.
  3. Registrar. Help register recipients as they enter the building.
  4. Distributer. Hand out food items from your assigned food station to recipients.
  5. Helper. Help recipients carry their bags to their cars or out of the building.
  6. Cleaner. Remain present and active after the distribution is done in order to clean up: breaking down boxes, moving leftover food items to food pantry, wiping off and storing tables, etc.
  7. Gospel Minister. Be a representative of Jesus Christ to the recipients and other volunteers. Many recipients want prayer and appreciate receiving greetings such as “God bless you.” 

 

Please expect to be present on the 2nd Monday of each month from 9AM till 2:30PM.


 


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GREETER

Position Summary:

Recognize first impressions are often lasting impressions and the ministry of greeters is one of the most important things that happen in any congregation. The greeter performs a major role in ensuring that people see and experience the love of Christ. The Greeter is directly accountable to and supported by the Greeter Team Leader.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Guests. Introduces self first, extends a warm, enthusiastic welcome, asks for guests' names. Asks guest to record name in guest book or on guest card. Calls over a deacon or usher who will show them to a seat, or help them find a Sabbath School class, parent's room, etc. Turn over record of each guest to pastor or interest coordinator. (This is an important source of new members when followed up.)
  2. Take an interest in people. Be helpful, caring and sensitive. Try to discern those who are shy and want you to preserve their dignity by not being too forward. Others may want to ask questions. Be responsive to those who may be confused about the location of children's activities or need access to the restroom, etc.
  3. Invitations to dinner. Make sure that guests are invited to the church fellowship meal when scheduled. Ideal = every week there is a member's home or church fellowship meal to which guest may be invited.
  4. Listen for deeper needs. Try to steer people to those in the church family to whom they can turn for help when they come to church burdened with hurts, disappointments and personal crisis.
  5. Distribute Materials. Recognize the greeter's task has more to do with relationships than mechanical aspects like handing out the church bulletin. At the same time, bulletins are important! A special packet for guests is recommended that may include a map of the Sabbath School rooms, some history and a list of week-day activities.


 


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HEALTH & TEMPERANCE MINISTRY LEADER

Position Summary:

Objective: Help men and women reach their full potential, mentally, spiritually and physically by following health principles. Encourage the church to be active in public health education. Recognize the more active a church is in public health education, the more effective will be its public evangelism, for health is the most universal entering wedge. The Health and Temperance Ministry Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Personal Ministries Director and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Health and Temperance Ministry Team.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Health promotion. Keep members aware of health. Educating new members on the significance of health and temperance is a major responsibility of this role. Plan special programs during Health Emphasis Week in October to increase health and awareness. During the last Sabbath in February create awareness of our health and temperance journals.
  2. Continuing health education. The Health & Temperance Ministry Leader is responsible for the health education of new members in the Adventist lifestyle. Suggestions:
  1. Provide written information about the eight basic principles of health and temperance.
  2. Invite new church members to experience vegetarian food, i.e. fellowship dinners, meals in members' homes, healthy cooking classes.
  3. Loan or give copy of Ministry of Healing or other health classics.
  4. Ask them to assist in local church outreach programs.
  5. Invite them to training seminars on health ministry; camp meeting; other special meetings on health.
  1. Lead Health & Temperance Ministry Team. Work with other committed health conscious individuals of local church as a Health & Temperance Ministry Team. Represent the interest of health ministry in the policy and financial decisions of the church to the Mission Staff and Administration Boards. Coordinate with other leaders to plan comprehensive, balanced church programs.
  2. Program Development. Take the initiative in coordinating the planning and organization of health events, such as health screening and health seminars for the public.

Resource Materials

 



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HOSPITALITY LEADER

Position Summary:

Develop and implement methods whereby each guest and new member feels at ease and cared for by the church family. New members are integrated into the church family. The Hospitality Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Hospitality Team Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Study and preparation. Prepare for a deeper understanding of Christian hospitality and the supporting skills by studying in small support groups. It is recommended the team meet at least quarterly to spend time in caring for one another and in spiritual nurture through Bible study and prayer in order to be able to really love and care for others.
  2. Taking care of visitors. Organize a system for visitor hospitality which will provide follow-up for their needs as appropriate. Consider including the greeter activities on Sabbaths. Contact each visitor, listening to each one and doing the things they need and expect in order to feel cared for by the congregation. Sabbath dinner, animated conversation and rich fellowship is a key to this, but no group activity can replace individual ministry.
  3. Caring for new members. Develop a system of hospitality for prospective and new members, as well as members with special needs, which will integrate them into the fellowship of the church. May include: a pastor's Bible class, a new member class, home Bible study groups, a special fellowship dinner for new members once or twice a year, visitation and personal ministry, or the assignment of a special friend or "spiritual helper."
  4. Coordination. Promote and cooperate with efforts to encourage social fellowship among church members as a whole. Recommend integration with social committee or small group ministry. Discuss with the other leaders involved and work together in building the total program for the church. Schedule teams.

Resource Materials available through AdventSource (800-328-0525), Adventist Book Centers, Adventist Plusline (800-732-7587) or on line at www.plusline.org.


 


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INTEREST (PROSPECT CARE) COORDINATOR

Position Summary:

Serves as an official representative for each church program (church service, seminars, evangelistic programs, etc.) thereby providing better "customer service" to the public. The Interest Coordinator is directly accountable to and supported by the Personal Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Prospect Care Team.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Gather names. Obtain the name of every person who visits on Sabbath attends a seminar or group, telephones or writes the church for information, requests prayer, contacts media ministries or gets a missionary magazine. Double checks each name to sort out church members and discover previous involvement.
  2. Make contacts. Contact each person via telephone. Find out: Did they get the information or help wanted? Meet their expectations? How did they know about the program? What motivated them to attend, call, or write?
  3. Listen for needs and Establish readiness. Practice good listening skills so people will feel free to share their stories. Purpose of conversation/"evaluation interview" is to find out how we can minister to the person. Is there a pressing social or physical need? What is the attitude toward the message and activities of the Adventist Church? What can our church do for this person? Readiness scale: "A" means they are ready for a visit by a pastor and will probably attend church or evangelistic meetings; "B+" means they are ready for Bible studies; "B-" means they are ready to take a Bible correspondence course; "C" means they want more literature or help with a problem, but are not ready for Bible study. The names of those with no interest are filed separately.
  4. Make referrals. Form an individualized nurturing plan. Maintain a listing of resources that can meet emotional, economic, health and spiritual needs and provide according to needs.
  5. Maintain the list. (May require clerical assistance). Keep names in a prospect list. Code names so specialized mailings can be sent to those with various interests and needs. It is essential that every name kept on the list be sent a missionary magazine subscription and mailings from the church about seminars, etc.


 


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INVESTMENT LEADER

Investment definition: 

A plan whereby an individual invests money, time, or effort, in a faithful partnership with God for the purpose of supporting His world mission. It is a contract bound by faith. Above all we should remember that God is the senior partner in any investment project. As we invest with God as a partner, we will be laying up treasures in heaven. "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" Matt. 6:21. The Investment Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Personal Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable investment ministry participants.

Position Summary:

Promotes the Investment program to each division of the Sabbath School. Maintains records. Communicates progress and results.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Promote investment at all age levels. Promote investment in each division on a regular monthly schedule. Recommendation: Choose the same Sabbath each month to make it easy for the division leaders to plan and remember.
  2. Investment materials. Plan far enough ahead so you have the Investment leaflets and goal devices in hand the Sabbath you introduce your Investment plan. Leaflets can be ordered from the conference office.
  3. Setting goals. At the beginning of the year, meet with the Sabbath School Council to plan the year's activities and set a suitable goal. Keep a goal chart in a central location to show the funds being raised and the percentage of members participating.
  4. Keep records. Meet with the church treasurer on a regular basis to keep track of the money being turned in for Investment. Give progress reports in your monthly presentations to the divisions. Also, gather from the division leaders the number of health food labels received. Send this compiled report to the PA Conference for the refund.
  5. Communicate. Keep the church members informed as to the progress of the Investment plan, and what the funds are used for. Keep the needs of world mission before the congregation and show them how the Investment plan makes a specific, significant contribution.

Note: It is also appreciated when Investment leaders send success stories and accompanying pictures to the local Communications Representative or the church ministries department of the local conference to be used in the local church, conference newsletters, and union papers.


 


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KITCHEN MANAGER

Position Summary:

Organize a yearly schedule for staffing monthly ANVA40tueals. Organize kitchen and maintain supplies. The Kitchen Manager is directly accountable to and supported by the Hospitality Ministry Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Potluck Team Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Select team leaders with four or five members to each team
  2. Create and mail schedule to all team leaders and members.
  3. Order and/or procure kitchen supplies as needed.
  4. Plan theme potlucks.


 

 

 


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MISSION FOCUS BOARD MEMBER

Position Summary:

The responsibility of the MFB is to serve as a voice for the 100,000 people of the greater Reading area who need to be led to Christ and nurtured in Him. The MFB will see that the Kenhorst SDA church, through the leadership of the pastor, achieves the fulfillment of its Mission Principles and avoids violation of its Boundary Principles. The Mission Focus Board Members are directly accountable to and supported by the local church and are responsible to support and hold accountable the Pastor.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Continually seek the wisdom and leading of Christ through personal prayer and study of the Scriptures.
  2. Participate in the pastor’s leadership development program for spiritual growth and personal renewal.
  3. Oversee an annual needs assessment of the church’s mission field to be accomplished by the last day of October. This assessment may include such items as current demographics, feedback from surveys, results of focus group meetings, or other measures that accomplish the task. This information will assist the pastor in developing new plans for the mission field of Reading.

Annual Meeting of the Church in Business Session

In order to effectively conduct the mission of the church, a meeting of the Church in Business Session shall be convened annually to:

  1. elect new  MFB members as described in our guiding principles
  2. adopt changes to the guiding principles
  3. address other business that is referred by the MFB

Terms for Board Members and Term Limits

A single term is considered three years unless extended or suspended for a specific individual through action of the Mission Staff Board. No more than 2 new board members will be elected each year. Following one or more year’s sabbatical from the board, a former member may be selected to a new term.

Responsibility of the Chairperson for the Integrity of Process

The chairperson guarantees the integrity and fulfillment of the board’s process including the monitoring of the pastor’s performance. The chairperson is authorized to use any reasonable interpretation of the accountability principles as he/she acts to ensure the integrity of the board’s process.

     

Responsibility of the Pastor for Visionary Leadership

The pastor has the responsibility, authority, and accountability to serve as primary leader of the church at every level. If a question of process arises with regard to the guiding principles of the church, the pastor will defer to the judgment of the MFB.   


       


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MISSION STAFF BOARD MEMBER

Position Summary:

This position is supported by the Pastor and Mission Focus Board. The Mission Staff Board is directly responsible to support Ministry Staff Leaders as presented in the Accountability and Support Structure document within the Guiding Principles of our church. Overall, the Mission Staff Board is responsible for the oversight of all areas of ministry within the church and to keep the church focused on fulfilling the mission. The Mission Staff Board Members are directly accountable to and supported by the Pastor and are responsible to support and hold accountable the various ministry leaders under their charge.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Function as a voting or nominating body for replacements of all church officer positions.
  2. Receive new ministry proposals from the church body.
  3. Provide new ministry leaders with a Ministry Welcome Packet which includes (where applicable):
  1. Welcome letter
  2. Ministry Description
  3. Spiritual Gifts Assessment
  4. New Ministry Questionnaire
  5. Ministry Planning Template
  6. Ministry Budget Proposal
  7. Disclosure and Authorization Form for Volunteers
  8. FBI Waiver Form
  9. Child Abuse History Certification
  1. Provide Ministry Staff Leaders with needful materials and information to succeed in their ministries.
  2. Systematically assist Ministry Staff Leaders in evaluating their leadership and ministry effectiveness using the Ministry Evaluation Form provided in your Ministry Operations Booklet.
  3. Conduct Church-wide Spiritual Gifts Evaluation on even-numbered years.



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MUSIC MINISTRY

Position Summary:

Recognizes the importance of voice and instrumental music in praise, worship, prayer and unity. Plans and implements musical activities to enhance the worship service. The Music ministry Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Worship Ministry Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Music Committee Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as music committee chairperson - Committee's responsibility includes finding and scheduling musicians for the worship service. Suggested committee membership includes: music ministry leader, head organist and pianist, pastor, two members at large (preferably one younger person and one older person).
  2. Schedule musicians for the worship service. - Arrange for organist, pianist,, choristers and special music for worship service each week. (Special music responsibility may be delegated to a music committee member).
  3. Develop schedule several weeks in advance and give a follow-up reminder to musicians one week prior to service.
  4. Get music information into the church bulletin. Provide information to the church secretary with musicians' names and the selections to be presented.
  5. Encourage committee members to offer suggestions or ideas for using music more effectively, or for expanding music in the worship service.


 


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PASTOR

Position Summary:

To help create a culture of spiritual and numerical growth through prayer, preaching, training, evangelism and administrative oversight. The Pastor is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Focus Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Mission Staff Board.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. To equip God's people for works of service (Eph 4:1-13). This can be done through:
  1. training seminars
  2. one-on-one mentoring relationships
  3. Sermons
  1. To continually and creatively cast the vision for the local church and give counsel and direction in achieving that vision.
  2. To promote conference initiatives.
  3. To preach and be responsible for the preaching schedule.
  4. To give administrative oversight to the various departments within the church.
  5. To give leadership in the evangelistic efforts of the local church.


 

 


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PERSONAL MINISTRIES LEADER

Position Summary:

Meet at least quarterly with ministry leaders to help plan, schedule, and coordinate outreach activities of the church. A master outreach calendar for the year will be developed. Serve as a Mission Staff  member and attend meetings on a regular basis in order to report on outreach activities as well as give input and counsel regarding church matters. Help create a culture of spiritual and numerical growth through prayer, preaching, training, evangelism and administrative oversight. The Personal Ministries Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the various ministry leaders within the church.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Working with volunteers. Much of your work is the recruiting, training, and overseeing of the volunteer workforce. Supervising volunteers is not the same as working with employees. Volunteers will do what they enjoy or are convicted to do, not necessarily what needs to be done. Pleading with them from the pulpit or trying to make them feel guilty will not succeed. Personal contacts are more effective than public appeals. Building a support team is essential for long-term success. You will be working with a minority of the congregation. Church growth specialists say that 10% of church memberships have the gift of evangelism. That is a worthy objective, but it will take great persuasiveness to achieve even that percentage.
  2. Planning. You are the key person in helping the leaders of your congregation develop a plan for outreach and soul-winning. It is your responsibility to get the key leaders together early to set goals. Remember that too many goals are confusing to the congregation and more difficult to reach. Experience demonstrates that most congregations can only handle one, two or three outreach goals at a time, and this “time” usually spans two or three years.
  3. Education and communication. Every believer is a missionary to the family members, work associates, neighbors and others that he touches every day, whether he likes it or not, whether he intends it or not. It is a surprising thought to many of our members who “hate witnessing” that they cannot “not witness.” Your task is to help the church members use the unique opportunities and spiritual gifts that God has given them to accomplish His will. The teaching tools in The Sabbath School Leader magazine, the materials on spiritual gifts and friendship evangelism are key tools in doing this. It is essential that you communicate with the church members regularly about their witness and opportunities for service. This is a “non-negotiable” part of what it means to be an Adventist church. It is equally important that you make your appeals interesting and relevant to your members, and not a time of haranguing, selling books, or reading in a ritual manner.
  4. Program Management. You will be the manager of a number of programs sponsored by your congregation. Some are denomination-wide, international campaigns. Some are local ideas that a small group of your members have created. Each requires careful preparation, adequate supplies and manpower, and steady attention to detail. Checklists and worksheets to help you manage these projects are published in many different program manuals, handbooks and “howto” volumes. Remember, every project is a process, not a goal. If you remember this, you will not feel defeated when a project fails. The goal is to save men and women for heaven. If one thing does not work, another will.


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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY SECRETARY

Position Summary:

Revelation 13 points to a political power that will arise in the last days causing people to “worship” another religio-political power. Religion and politics are symbolized in Revelation 17 by an apostate church being sustained by the government. The persecuting power of this union of church and state is illustrated by the woman who becomes drunk with the blood of the saints.

What, then, are we to do about threats to religious freedom? Ellen White says, “It is our duty to do all in our power to avert the threatened danger. We should endeavor to disarm prejudice by placing ourselves in a proper light before the people. We should bring before them the real question at issue, thus interposing the most effectual protest against measures to restrict liberty of conscience” (Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 452).

The Religious Liberty Secretary is directly accountable to and supported by Personal Ministries Leader.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Promote interest in and concern for the principles of religious liberty and separation of church and state.
  2. Promote Religious Liberty magazine. Encourage members to subscribe for themselves and give generously to send the magazine to community, state or and national officials and thought leaders.
  1. Maintain and manage up-to-date subscription list.
  2. Compile and manage a record of sponsors and names of those sponsored. (Note: Neither RLM nor any branch of the church provides this data.)
  1. Communication. Keep the congregation informed on liberty-related news, issues, etc.
  2. Get acquainted with public officials. Know state and national government leaders in your area. Write to them when religious liberty arises. Let them know your religious liberty concerns in a respectful, dignified manner. When encouraged to do by the union Publishing Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARt) director, encourage church members to write letters.
  3. Give recognition to civic leaders. When a civic official in the community takes a strong stand on upholding religious liberty, contact PARL director for assistance in recognizing the official with a plaque or award.
  4. Community relations. Become involved in the local community, especially "thought leaders." Keep current name and address file of city and county officials. Get acquainted with them and be sure they receive Liberty magazine. Keep pastor and conference PARL director informed of community developments that could affect religious liberty.
  5. Help church members. Offer assistance and resource materials to members encountering religious liberty difficulties. Make sure new members are aware that assistance is available to them as they face labor union or Sabbath employment problems.


 


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SABBATH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

Position Summary:

Purpose of Sabbath School is to make disciples for Christ. This is done by nurturing the spiritual growth of members, prospective members, and others who join in the fellowship, study, sharing, and service.

Its goals are teaching, fellowship, prayer, a sense of togetherness, caring and support in order to develop an atmosphere for learning and growth.

The superintendent/coordinator assists the department leaders and teachers to fulfill the Sabbath's purpose and goals. The Sabbath School Superintendent is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Sabbath School Leaders and Teachers.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Developing leadership. Supervise the Sabbath School leaders and encourage them to evaluate the effectiveness of their class in meeting the goals of the Sabbath School.
  2. Chairing the Sabbath School committee. Committee includes all the Sabbath School staff including the investment secretary and an elder. Recommended the committee meet monthly.
  3. Building a strong evangelistic agency. Help the team develop a growing, caring fellowship and an excellent learning environment.
  4. Recruiting volunteers. Take the initiative to identify potential helpers, personally invite them to get involved, and assist them in getting started.
  5. Planning ahead. Be aware of the Mission Staff Board's plans and prepare accordingly. Help leaders prepare ahead for needed materials and for integration into upcoming programs, Thirteenth Sabbath activities, vacation bible school, etc.


 


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SABBATH SCHOOL SECRETARY

Position Summary:

Distributes class materials, collects offering bags, maintains records, orders supplies, attends Sabbath School Council meetings and communicates appropriately. The Sabbath School Secretary is directly accountable to and supported by the Sabbath School Superintendent and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Sabbath School Leaders and Teachers.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Communication. Check with leaders of adult Sabbath School classes and other divisions regularly to review their membership list, gather their offerings, provide them with supplies and listen to their suggestions and needs. Communicate these needs to the pastor or other appropriate leader. Head Sabbath School Secretary: Create a schedule for all the secretaries for the coming year. Distribute a copy to each one and to the Sabbath School superintendent.
  2. Records and statistics.
  1. Weekly: Be sure a secretary is available each week to hand out the class record envelope and the offering bag for each class—adult through children's divisions before 9:30 a.m. Pick up at 10:20 am.
  2. Quarterly : Collect attendance counts at the end of each quarter, totaling and averaging the attendance per class or department per Sabbath. Use these numbers to fill out the Sabbath School profile (Form A-300) which is the official statistical report of the Sabbath School to the conference. Give a copy to the pastor, the Sabbath School superintendent and the church clerk. Retain a copy for your records.
  3. Annually: Before the end of each year, write the names of class members for each class into a new record folder. Include the dates for each Sabbath on the top line of each page. Hand these folders out to the classes & departments on the last Sabbath of the year so they are available for use on the first Sabbath of the new year.
  1. Money: Collect the offering bags from each class along with class records before the end of Sabbath School (10:20 am.). Take to the Treasurer's office for processing. Obtain a monthly financial statement from the church treasurer so you can monitor funds in the Sabbath School accounts as your order supplies. Keep a record of items ordered and costs.
  2. Supplies. Make sure adequate Sabbath School supplies are ordered and on hand for distribution at the end of each quarter in preparation for the next quarter. These include materials for the children's, division, adult "large print" and "easy read" quarterlies for shut-ins. Note: Beginning third quarter, Sept. 1, 2008, adults are responsible for obtaining their own quarterlies. Order must be placed three months in advance of date needed.
  3. Meetings. Serve as a member of Sabbath School Council. Attend monthly meetings regularly.


 


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ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER

Position Summary:

Leads the class in interchange of ideas that is non-threatening, a sharing of faith and Bible instruction. Includes sharing of personal experience and knowledge in order to develop a sense of community and a circle of friendship.

"Those who teach in Sabbath School must have their hearts warmed and invigorated by the truth of God, not being hears only, but also doers of the Word. They should be nourished in Christ as branches are nourished in the vine." EG White, Counsels on Sabbath School Work; page 94.

The Adult Sabbath School Teacher is directly accountable to and supported by the Sabbath School Superintendent and is responsible to support and hold accountable class members who have assumed leadership responsibilities within the Adult Sabbath School Class.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Preparation. Before opening God's word to teach, there needs to be adequate preparation. Beginning on Sabbath afternoon, become familiar with the main points of the new lesson. Dig for more material during the rest of the week.
  2. Helping everyone feel welcome. Welcome newcomers as well as regular members at the beginning of each class. Ask simple questions to help everyone feel cared for so they can let go of the worries of the week and concentrate on Bible study. Keep some extra quarterlies on hand to give to those who may not have one and invite newcomers to participate in the lesson study.
  3. Serving as the "Undershepherd" of the Class. The Sabbath School class is the most important fellowship unit in the church. It is the leader's responsibility to enable this to happen. A "sharing time" is recommended preceding the lesson discussion. Ask about missing members and encourage personal visits. In cases of illness, perhaps supplying a warm meal or assistance with housework or child care might be appreciated.
  4. Prayer. Begin and end each class with prayer. The opening of hearts to the Holy Spirit is essential to each successful class meeting. Ask for prayer requests. As class members pray for one another, they come closer to each other and are enabled to bear one another's burdens.
  5. Guiding class members to learn and grow. The most important thing for your class members to learn is the practical application of Bible truth and grow in Christian living. Key discussion questions are: "What difference does this topic make in how you live your life?" and "How would you explain this truth to a friend who does not attend any church?"
  6. Starting on time. The teacher should be one of the first to arrive at the classroom. Greet individuals and see that everything is in readiness. In case of emergency or illness, make arrangements for a substitute teacher. Make sure the Sabbath school superintendent is notified and a substitute has been provided when you must be absent.



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CHILDREN'S SABBATH SCHOOL LEADER

Qualifications:

Commitment to:

  Special qualifications:

Position Summary:

Ministry Mission: To help children know God, to hear God's Word, and to respond appropriately.

Planning and implementing weekly Sabbath School programs for the division’s age group children. Teaching respect and reverence for God's church. The Children’s Sabbath School Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Sabbath School Superintendent and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Children’s Sabbath School Teachers and any children who have assumed leadership responsibilities within the division Sabbath School.

Duties And Responsibilities:

Weekly routine:

Other Responsibilities (Some may be assigned to team members)

Leading and Teaching

Selecting & Maintaining Materials:

Training Opportunities


 


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CHILDREN'S SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER

Qualifications:

Commitment to:

Special qualifications:

Position Summary:

The teacher's ministry mission is to help children know God, to hear God's Word, and to respond to it appropriately. Is responsible to the division leader. Relates closely with the children, their parents, and others on the leadership team. The Children’s Sabbath School Teacher is directly accountable to and supported by the Children’s Sabbath School Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable any children who have assumed leadership responsibilities within the Children’s Sabbath School.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. To the children: Sits with the children assigned and learns their names. Relates to the children in a loving, respectful manner. Notes missing members and gives their names to the leader. When appropriate or indicated, calls children during the week to encourage and pray with them. Recognize the children outside of class. Look for opportunities to encourage children to accept Jesus. Help them start their own plan for daily devotion. Demonstrate a concern for child safety by filling out the volunteer ministry information form and returning it when asked, and by observing the guidelines for volunteers and caregivers.
  2. To the leader. Attends leadership meetings as called by the leader. Assists the leader with room organization/decoration as asked. Attends Sabbath School regularly; notifies the leader when emergencies cause a change of plans. Encourages children to get involved and complete activities.
  3. To the team. Fills in where needed. Supports the leader and other teachers. Assists with record keeping, welcoming children at the door & other tasks as requested.
  4. To God. Maintain a habit of daily personal prayer and Bible study. Model God's grace in relationship within the class. Seek to love and accept each child at all times. Express love for God by praying with the class and telling personal salvation stories—what God has done for you—and by "walking the talk." Encourage the children to express their love for God in their everyday actions, by telling their stories and by praying with someone in need of prayer.



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YOUTH SABBATH SCHOOL LEADER

Position Summary:

As a ministering servant of God, recognize our youth are an important part of the present church, not just the church to come. Assist each one to establish a saving relationship with Christ and community with one another. The Youth Sabbath School Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Sabbath School Superintendent and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Youth Sabbath School Teacher and any youth who have assumed leadership responsibilities within the Youth Sabbath School.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Planning. Provide leadership for the youth Sabbath School. Meet regularly with co-leader(s) and assistants (if any), develop the schedule, plan special programs, and assign teaching responsibilities.
  2. Spiritual helper. Develop a trusting relationship with each teen. Be available to answer questions and hear personal problems. Utilize good listening skills. Be respectful and preserve their dignity.
  3. Teaching. Take time for adequate preparation. Note: skills in group process and learning styles are essential to minister effectively to needs of teenagers. The NAD Sabbath School curriculum for teens is demanding and deals with difficult life issues. You cannot teach it with casual preparation.
  4. Building a sense of community. Create an atmosphere that is friendly, comfortable and safe, where God is praised, but where no question need remain unasked. Smile and give expressions of caring. Be open and accepting in your manner.
  5. Commitment. Group members need to know that they can depend on you and that your attendance and participation will be regular.
  6. Work to involve and integrate the youth in meaningful ministry opportunities inside and outside of the church.
  7. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.


 


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YOUTH SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER

Position Summary:

As a ministering servant of God, recognize our youth are an important part of the present church, not just the church to come. Assist each one to establish a saving relationship with Christ and community with one another. The Youth Sabbath School Teacher is directly accountable to and supported by the Youth Sabbath School Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable any youth who have assumed leadership responsibilities within the Youth Sabbath School.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Spiritual helper. Develop a trusting relationship with each teen. Be available to answer questions and hear personal problems. Utilize good listening skills. Be respectful and preserve their dignity.
  2. Teaching. Take time for adequate preparation. Note: skills in group process and learning styles are essential to minister effectively to needs of teenagers. The NAD Sabbath School curriculum for teens is demanding and deals with difficult life issues. You cannot teach it with casual preparation.
  3. Building a sense of community. Create an atmosphere that is friendly, comfortable and safe, where God is praised, but where no question need remain unasked. Smile and give expressions of caring. Be open and accepting in your manner.
  4. Commitment. Group members need to know that they can depend on you and that your attendance and participation will be regular.
  5. Work to involve and integrate the youth in meaningful ministry opportunities inside and outside of the church.
  6. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.


 


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SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

Mission and Objectives: The mission of Adventist schools is to provide opportunity for students to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to the world. Adventist schools emphasize the upholding of health and temperance principles, fundamental learning processes; vocational skill, civic education, worthy use of leisure and ethical maturity. In addition, they aim to reach objectives of spiritual dedication, selçrealization, social adjustment, civic responsibility, world mission and service, and economic sufficiency through high quality, Christ-centered teaching. School Board members are directly accountable to and supported by the Education Secretary.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Faithfully attend scheduled school board meetings. Additionally, support school         by attending school functions.
  2. Implement the policies and plans of the union and local conference offices of education.
  3. Assist in developing policies as indicated—use of school property, bus schedules and routes, purchasing procedures, tuition and other methods of funding, admission requirements, equipment and maintenance of the school physical plant, textbook purchases, master planning, curriculum development (beyond what is required by union and local conference policies).
  4. Consider recommendations of principal in serious disciplinary cases. Determine        the dismissal of students in consultation with the principal.
  5. Support the Home and School Association and its activities.
  6. Consider appeals and answer questions regarding the operation of the school.
  7. Participate in the process of school evaluation as scheduled by the conference office or regional accrediting agencies.
  8. Provide release time for in-service education and teachers' conventions.
  9. Authorize the preparation of a school handbook which shall include: philosophy & objectives, financial information, school regulations, school calendar, course offerings, code for student conduct, statement non-discriminatory policies for admission.
  10. Assure the planning and funding of an annual operating budget which will include: capital expenditures, operating expenses, curriculum materials, play equipment, media center materials and equipment, school supplies, insurance, indebtedness.
  11. Assume responsibility for planning and funding a capital budget.
  12. See that meetings are conducted in accordance with generally accepted parliamentary procedures.
  13. Support and uphold the teaching staff in the organization and administration of the school. Make it clear to all that no one may visit the school to question a teacher's professionalism. The board shall stand ready to hear legitimate school concerns of patrons if calm, personal discussion of the problem between the teacher(s) and the patron fail to clear up the matter in question.
  14. Serve as a Worthy Student Committee Member, working closely with the committee to seek financial support among church members for our families attending our schools who are in financial need.

 



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SHEPHERDESS

Position Summary:

Serves as a female counterpart to the church elder in many respects to address the spiritual needs of the female members of the congregation. Mentors, listens to, encourages, and empowers women in the church to make good decisions in order to reach their spiritual potential. Visits and prays with them. Connects them with those who can assist them according to their needs. Assists the pastor in situations when a woman's input is needed. Participates with the pastor and elders in the sacraments of the church, i.e. baptism, communion, weddings, funerals. Assumes visiting responsibilities along with the elders. Serves as an example in stewardship and Christian living; demonstrates a commitment to the church's outreach mission. The Shepherdess is supported by the Pastor and Head Elder and is directly responsible to support individuals within their assigned Family Group.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Pastoral Ministry. Assists in the pastoral responsibilities of the church which include visiting the church members, ministering to the sick and shut-ins, and encouraging those who are disheartened.
  2. Tithes and Offerings.  Sets an example for other members by returning a faithful tithe and by supporting the local church budget. From time to time, present the offertories during the worship service.
  3. Outreach. Enthusiastically models a commitment of time to outreach ministries of the church.
  4. Serve as a spiritual mentor. Models an ideal for each member to reach by her devotional life, Christian personality, and spiritual interest.
  5. Church Administration. Participates in the administration of the church by attending the monthly Elders meetings (Spiritual Foundations Board).



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SOCIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

Position Summary:

Develop and coordinate social functions with the Social Committee for the fellowship of

the church family. The Social Committee Chairperson is directly accountable to and supported by the Family Life Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Social Committee Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Schedule regular social committee meetings for planning and organization.
  2. Create calendar of activities for the current year. Communicate the scheduled        events in a timely manner, i.e. church bulletin, announcement slides, fliers, etc.
  3. Plan event budgets.
  4. Assign event responsibilities to social committee members. Make sure responsibilities are distributed evenly so one member is not over-burdened. Develop a checklist well in advance, and then check regular on progress of assignments.
  5. Designate hosts and hostesses for each event to greet each person as he or she arrives, introduce to those who don't know one another very well, sees that no one is left out and, generally, supervise the relational elements of the activities. Make sure new people in the group feel comfortable and welcome.
  6. Plan food for events. Arrange for food preparation.
  7. Assign the details and arrangements—purchasing of supplies, set up of furniture and equipment, creation of decorations
  8. Make arrangements/reservations for locations for social events.
  9. Do your best to see the social committee members are rewarded with friendship, a sense of usefulness, opportunities for creativity and the joy of seeing church members come closer together and enjoy times of real fellowship.
  10. Endeavor to produce events that have a touch of beauty, quality and creativity. The results will be joyful, inspirational and memorable.

 



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VOLUNTEER LAY PASTOR

 

Position Summary:

Work under the church pastor as a pastoral companion: dreaming, planning, and executing the pastoral duties as assigned. Provide focused leadership within the church for spiritual development of the members and fulfillment of the Great Commission. Working alongside the church members to fulfill the unique mission and vision of the church. The Volunteer Lay Pastor is directly accountable to and supported by the Pastor and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Mission Staff Board Members.

 

Duties And Responsibilities:

INSPIRING LEADERSHIP

 

REACHING THE COMMUNITY

 

WINNING CONVERTS

 

NURTURING THE CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS



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WEBMASTER

Position Summary:

The Webmaster is responsible for designing, programming, and managing content to maintain a progressive, relevant, informative, and up-to-date website for the Kenhorst Blvd. Seventh-day Adventist Church: seeking out website content contributors from among the various ministries of the church. The Church Webmaster is directly accountable to and supported by the Communication Coordinator and is responsible to support and hold accountable Website Content Contributors.

Duties And Responsibilities:



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WOMEN’S MINISTRIES LEADER

Position Summary:

As our model, Jesus ministered to women (Mark 7; Luke 7, 8, and 13) restoring their self-worth and value as human beings. The increasingly complex needs of women within North American society and the church make women’s ministries a key priority in the church. “They (women) can do a work that men cannot do. They can come close to the hearts of those whom men cannot reach. The labor is needed.” (Evangelism, page 465). “Why may they (women) not understand their own powers, and realizing that these powers are given of God, strive to make use of them to the fullest extent in doing good to others, in advancing the work of reformation, of truth, and of real goodness in the world” (Welfare Ministries, page 161). “Let woman realize the sacredness of her work and in the strength and fear of God, take up her mission” (Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, page 564).

Women today are commissioned to use the talents and opportunities God has given them to fulfill His eternal plan. The responsibility of sharing the Good News belongs to all who call themselves Christians. If the church were not to fully utilize women’s gifts, the church body would be denied the internal freedom under which it flourishes best. It would be denied the benefit of the spiritual and intellectual gifts of over half of its membership. Women would experience loss and those to whom she might minister also would lose the needed help. Women’s ministries involves encouraging women to discover and use their gifts.

The Women’s Ministries Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Personal Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Women’s Ministry Team Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:



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WORSHIP MINISTRIES LEADER

Position Summary:

The Worship Ministries Leader is responsible for ensuring a worshipful atmosphere during the church worship service. The Worship Ministries Leader works with the Children’s Story Coordinator, Special Music Coordinator, Greeter Coordinator, elders, deacons, preachers, A/V team, and musicians to schedule weekly ministers, communicate weekly lineup and worship theme, and ensure excellence. The Worship Ministries Leader sits on the Mission Staff Board. The leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Worship Committee Members.

Duties And Responsibilities:

Worship Committee


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YOUTH CONNECT ASSISTANT LEADER

Position Summary:

Create a cheerful environment for the youth to connect with one another in activities, meals, Bible studies, social outings, and service projects. Work toward integrating the youth into the activities of the church body. The Youth Connect Assistant Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Youth Connect Ministry Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Youth Connect Ministry Team.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Plan. Under the direction of the Youth Connect Leader, plan in advance the program elements and scheduling of Youth Connect Leadership Team.
  2. Promote. Work with team members to advertise Youth Connect programs. Be creative to capture your target audience’s attention; use posters, flyers, and bulletin announcements as well as personal invitations.
  3. Develop Creative Programming. Use drama, outdoor trips, videos and films, Bible quizzes, guest speakers, and panel discussions. Ask your pastor to answer questions. Have the various ministries of your church put on an informative program about their work. Exchange programs with other youth groups. Let the youth talk about their issues.
  4. Disciple. Teach the youth in various methods of program structure. Introduce new ideas and assignments to expand their knowledge and capabilities.
  5. Build Relationships. Connect with Youth Connect participants outside of the Youth Connect programs. Enjoy hobbies together in groups, go to the mall in groups, go to the park, chat online, create a facebook page, attend Family Gym Night, or anything else young people like doing.
  6. Follow-up. Make sure to touch base with Youth Connect participants after dealing with life issues to see if they are doing ok. Show your care and interest in their wellbeing.
  7. Be Aware. Identify the natural point when things are slowing down and do something special during those times.
  8. Set Goals. Set both long- and short-term goals for your ministry, and determine to meet those goals.
  9. Communicate. Remember to talk to your pastor, Mission Staff, and other ministers in the congregation.
  10. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.



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YOUTH CONNECT LEADER

Position Summary:

Create a cheerful environment for the youth to connect with one another in activities, meals, Bible studies, social outings, and service projects. Work toward integrating the youth into the activities of the church body. The Youth Ministries Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Youth Ministries Leader and is responsible to support and hold accountable the Youth Connect Ministry Team.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Plan. Plan in advance the program elements and scheduling of Youth Connect Leadership Team.
  2. Promote. Work with team members to advertise Youth Connect programs. Be creative to capture your target audience’s attention; use posters, flyers, and bulletin announcements as well as personal invitations.
  3. Develop Creative Programming. Use drama, outdoor trips, videos and films, Bible quizzes, guest speakers, and panel discussions. Ask your pastor to answer questions. Have the various ministries of your church put on an informative program about their work. Exchange programs with other youth groups. Let the youth talk about their issues.
  4. Disciple. Teach the youth in various methods of program structure. Introduce new ideas and assignments to expand their knowledge and capabilities.
  5. Build Relationships. Connect with Youth Connect participants outside of the Youth Connect programs. Enjoy hobbies together in groups, go to the mall in groups, go to the park, chat online, create a facebook page, attend Family Gym Night, or anything else young people like doing.
  6. Follow-up. Make sure to touch base with Youth Connect participants after dealing with life issues to see if they are doing ok. Show your care and interest in their wellbeing.
  7. Be Aware. Identify the natural point when things are slowing down and do something special during those times.
  8. Share the Responsibility. Don’t try to do everything on your own. You need a support staff.
  9. Set Goals. Set both long- and short-term goals for your ministry, and determine to meet those goals.
  10. Communicate. Remember to talk to your pastor, Mission Staff, and other ministers in the congregation.
  11. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.



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YOUTH CONNECT TEAM MEMBER

Position Summary:

Create a cheerful environment for the youth to connect with one another in activities, meals, Bible studies, social outings, and service projects. Work toward integrating the youth into the activities of the church body. The Youth Connect Team Member is directly accountable to and supported by the Youth Connect Leader.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Promote. Work with the Youth Connect leaders to advertise Youth Connect programs. Be creative to capture your target audience’s attention; use posters, flyers, and bulletin announcements as well as personal invitations.
  2. Develop Creative Programming. Use drama, outdoor trips, videos and films, Bible quizzes, guest speakers, and panel discussions. Ask your pastor to answer questions. Have the various ministries of your church put on an informative program about their work. Exchange programs with other youth groups. Let the youth talk about their issues.
  3. Disciple. Teach the youth in various methods of program structure. Introduce new ideas and assignments to expand their knowledge and capabilities.
  4. Build Relationships. Connect with Youth Connect participants outside of the Youth Connect programs. Enjoy hobbies together in groups, go to the mall in groups, go to the park, chat online, create a facebook page, attend Family Gym Night, or anything else young people like doing.
  5. Follow-up. Make sure to touch base with Youth Connect participants after dealing with life issues to see if they are doing ok. Show your care and interest in their wellbeing.
  6. Allow nobody to work with children who has not successfully completed the volunteer background Check and been approved by the Mission Staff.



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YOUTH MINISTRIES LEADER

Position Summary:

As youth coordinator, you are a minister called by God to a particular and vital ministry within our congregation and community. God supplies each person in the church with the resources for ministry—scripture, spiritual power, God’s character, and spiritual gifts. He will supply your needs as you assume this important responsibility! The Youth Ministries Leader is directly accountable to and supported by the Mission Staff Board and is responsible to support and hold accountable the leaders of youth-focused ministries.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Chair the youth ministries committee. You will want to meet with those who nurture youth in Sabbath School, the Adventist Youth Society, Youth Connect, and any other youth ministries of the church, such as choir and summer camp. The agenda at these meetings should include the scheduling of all activities, fundraisers, and trips for the year and a discussion of the Bible curriculum in Sabbath School. Together you can reduce overlap, look for gaps in programs, and coordinate efforts. Your leadership should encourage a cooperative spirit in which all of the leaders of the various programs work together.
  2. Planning and ideas. In consultation with individual leaders and in the meetings of the youth ministries committee, you have a wonderful opportunity to spark new ideas. It is your responsibility to work with the program leaders and to draw together an overall plan and budget for a comprehensive program of youth ministries for your church.
  3. Program administration. You will represent the interests of youth ministries to the Mission Staff Board, Administration Board, the pastor, the church ministries council, the youth Sabbath School leader, leaders of youth groups, and church treasurer.
  4. Information. You are the primary source of information about youth ministries to the congregation. You should put together a calendar listing all youth activities and events for the local church and see that these events get advertised in the church bulletin and newsletter. Keep an up-to-date, permanent record of all the youth in grades 9-12 who are members in the church and those of non-members who have attended outreach programs or visited Sabbath School. Also, provide information to your leaders about training events and new resources.
  5. Age level specialist. Because spiritual development is linked to intellectual and physical development, people are divided into developmental levels when their spiritual nurture is planned. This is related to chronological age. So these developmental levels are often called “age levels” or “grade levels.” You can help teachers and leaders understand how to organize activities for this specific age level. You are responsible for conducting a needs assessment among the teens in the congregation and the community, and helping the leaders of youth activities understand these needs. You will want to support church leaders, while at the same time safeguarding the enthusiasm of the youth for whom you are responsible.