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Ministry Leader Spirituality and Engagement

MCCTorontoMetropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for a fulltime Ministry Leader Spirituality and Engagement.

MCC Toronto, established in 1973, is a progressive spiritual community, rooted in Christianity and originally founded to serve the needs of the LGBT community. Today our congregation is diverse: our heterosexual community has grown significantly; over 30 ethnic backgrounds are represented; over 20 countries reported as a place of birth; more than 20 different languages are spoken and we are home to a wide range of faith backgrounds, including individuals with no previous church history. On average, 600 people attend our worship services every Sunday. For people facing life’s challenges, a wide range of programs and support groups are offered. MCC Toronto also offers classes, seminars, retreats and workshops for spiritual and personal growth. MCC Toronto’s vision is to be a Bridge. We believe in the core values of Spirituality, Diversity and Advocacy.

Our rich and successful history of social justice has given us a unique position in Toronto, in Canada, and increasingly in the world. We led the battle for same-sex marriage in 2001. In August of 2011, we were invited to officiate at the state funeral of Jack Layton, a senior Canadian statesman, affirming our position as a progressive, inclusive faith community that is becoming a beacon for change in the world. More recently newly elected Toronto Mayor John Tory said “this church (MCC Toronto) is the epi-center of the protection of (Canadian) values.”

Reporting to the Executive Pastor, this position will further advance the vibrant paths of spiritual growth and opportunities for community engagement which lie at the heart of MCC Toronto’s past, present and future.

A continued focus of MCC Toronto is to increase the level of congregational connection, excitement and engagement such that congregants experience a sense of belonging; find multiple ways to connect and grow no matter where they are on their life or spiritual journey and combine their talents, time and resources in meaningful ways to transform lives, our community and the world.
The Ministry Leader of Spirituality and Engagement will develop, nurture and continuously improve the ways in which MCCT explores, expresses and experiences progressive spirituality, generous hospitality, welcome, inclusion and community.
Areas of Responsibility:

  • In collaboration with the Executive Pastor, develop annual goals and plan for spiritual programming, new comer connection , community development and engagement that:
    • aligns with MCC Toronto’s values, mission, vision and strategic plan
    • improves the ways in which MCCT explores, expresses and experiences progressive spirituality, generous hospitality, welcome, inclusion and community;
    • fosters meaningful relationships
    • helps MCCT become a church that thrives as attendees invite friends/acquaintances to worship
    • provides nurturing and leadership to ministry teams/leaders
    • increases the number of social, spiritual and connection opportunities for the congregation
  • Manage overall organization, design, and oversight of Spirituality and Engagement ministry.
  • Engage the congregation in visible ways to better understand the gifts, hopes and needs of individual congregants as well as the congregation as a whole;
  • Recruit, train, manage and support volunteers to lead social events and activities, facilitate education and social groups, evaluate and/or develop spirituality programs and curriculum;
  • Collaborate with MCCT team and ministry leaders to encourage and implement good group processes, community engagement practices and clarify volunteer needs;
  • Work with volunteer and staff leaders to plan and grow the Ministry.
  • Communicate the vision and purpose of the Spirituality and Engagement Ministry to the congregation.
  • Ensure that opportunities and events are effectively communicated to the congregation, staff, and volunteers.
  • Ensure Spirituality and Engagement Ministry: 1) is aligned to the vision/mission of MCC Toronto; 2) complies with all relevant laws, professional standards and MCC Toronto policies and procedures; 3) has clear mandates; 4) has adequate resources including staff support when required and 5) continues to deliver the intended programs and services.
  • Prepare and administer the overall ministry plan, budget, community framework and work with spiritual and social group and team leaders to create their own plans, budgets, etc..

Other Key Activities:

  • Participate in training and engages in practices to effectively use teams where applicable.
  • Participate in personal development in order to increase individual knowledge, skills and the modeling of key attributes.
  • Ensure that regular progress reports related to the goals, strategies and strategic initiatives are prepared for the Executive Pastor according to published timelines.
  • Ensure that key processes and procedures related to the Spirituality and Engagement Ministry are formally documented and reviewed on an annual basis.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university.
  • Some formal training in theology, education and/or spirituality is highly desired.
  • Awareness of the uniqueness associated with non-profit environments.
  • Awareness of MCC Toronto’s role in the local community and recognition/acceptance of its value to the world as a whole.
  • Support of the beliefs, core values, mission and vision of this Church is required.
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, training, supervising and working effectively with volunteers and teams is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with communications planning across various social media, websites, email and newsletters is highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of community development and engagement practices and progressive Christian spirituality required.
  • Solid knowledge of concerns and considerations of lay pastoral care a strong plus.
  • Extensive Self Leadership and Team Leadership Skills are required.
  • Extensive Conflict Management Skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of Office Computing Tools (Microsoft Office Suite) is required.
  • We need a “connector” with strong skills in team leadership, volunteer management, community transformation who will engage the congregation ad multiple the opportunities for community to flourish among our increasingly diverse, metropolitan congregation.

This position requires flexibility in work schedule to support events that occur outside of regular working hours. Must be willing to work regularly on Sundays and interact with congregants before and after Sunday worship services.

This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization that plays a unique role in the local community, is passionate about its growing value to the world and helps individuals achieve their spiritual development goals. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Please send resume with cover letter stating salary expectations to smorris@mcctoronto.com no later than January 31, 2016.

Worship & Creative Arts Director, The Met, San Diego

Position Summary:

Our Mission is to bring people closer to God and one another.  Our Vision is to be a vibrant, inclusive, progressive community of faith that transforms lives and transforms the world.  We are a spiritually and sexually diverse community who is fully awake to God’s enduring love.

 

We are seeking a full-time (exempt) individual who:

  • Believes in a God who is concerned with every human being personally and accepts each one with unconditional love.
  • Affirms each individual as a unique and gifted creation of God and celebrates diversity in sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity.
  • Is fully engaged in their own spiritual growth and with others on their spiritual journey to hope, healing and wholeness.
  • Has a desire to help people become engaged in our mission and ministries by discovering their gifts and developing their strengths.
  • Has a commitment to our core values of Inclusion, Community, Spiritual Transformation, and Justice including the use of inclusive language (sung & spoken).
  • Has high-energy yet is humble, discerning and passionate about creative and artistic ministry (that inspires people toward God).
  • Possesses integrity, character and has clear boundaries.
  • (Using their creative talents) Will direct the choir and be the leader and mentor to musicians, vocalists and other worship arts volunteers including multimedia, sound & lighting.
  • Works well with others and able to organize and mobilize volunteer ministers.
  • Is technically-minded, leadership-focused, and looking to work in a team environment.
  • Bringing the intangible spark to ignite the congregation toward creativity and connectivity with God.

 

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

 

Theology of The Met Church:  Please click the following link to see our “Who We Are” document. (http://storage.cloversites.com/themetropolitancommunitychurchofsandiego/documents/MCCSD%20Brochure%2020141215%20Final.pdf)

 

Regular Responsibilities:

 

  • Oversee Worship & Creative Arts for 2 weekly Sunday morning services, and occasional special services.
  • Provide excellent blended worship for our multicultural and multidenominational congregation, offering spiritual nourishment by weaving word, song, and other worship arts into uplifting worship experience, drawing from the whole spectrum of worship styles – from classical to contemporary, from high church to high energy, from sound to silence, from tears to laughter.
  • Participate in overall duties as part of ministry team including weekly staff meetings.
    • Weekly responsibilities as needed in other areas.
  • Primary Worship Leader and Chief Musician
  • Collaborate with pastor and other presenters toward a unified vision and message for the Sunday Experience.
  • Raise the level of excellence of the Sunday music experience.
  • Assist with planning and execution of services and experiences including different formats and forms of musical and creative expression.
  • Rehearse and direct the choir, choose music and inclusify it.
  • Develop Worship and Creative Arts Teams
  • Work closely with the pastor to develop themes and integrate the various creative elements into a cohesive message that supports the sermon series and other vital areas of church life.
  • Identify, recruit, train and encourage the team leaders and volunteers.
  • Grow the choir and music ministry.
  • Able to plan and budget for your areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee Technical Ministries
  • Supervise maintenance and acquisition of music and technology equipment.
  • Ensure communication and coordination for the Sunday Experience including overseeing multimedia.
  • Recruit, train and schedule weekly special music numbers (offertory), sound booth operators, altar set-up & tear-down, and communion servers.

 

Qualifications:

Education & Experience

  • Experience as a Worship/Creative Arts director
  • Success in the Worship/Creative Arts area
  • Higher Education in the area of music desired
  • Theologically aligned with our Guiding Documents (see attached)

 

Gifts & Abilities:

  • Ministry Heart
  • Inspirational leader who is humble and Spirit-led
  • Grounded in progressive Christian theology
  • Understands Team Ministry
  • Leadership
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Multi-tasking
  • Detail-oriented and task-focused
  • Tenacious and resourceful
  • Able to implement creative vision
  • Confidently manage lay leaders, teams, and other volunteers
  • Technical
  • Read music and/or charts
  • Proficient in sound systems
  • Proficient in multi-media
  • Working knowledge of lighting systems
  • Strong interest in overall worship design

 

Contact:

Dan Koeshall, Senior Pastor

(619) 521-2222

pastordan@themetchurch.org

 

A complete application should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Salary history or salary expectations
  • Links to samples of your work (YouTube or other)

 

 

Minister/ Director of Congregational Care – Founders MCC

Position:  Minister/Director of Congregational Care

Hours:  20-25 hours per week, non-exempt employee

Compensation: Upon Request

Supervision:  Senior Pastor

 

Qualifications:  Ordained Minister with CPE qualification & pastoral care experience or Lay person with pastoral care experience.

 

Description:  The Minister of Congregational Care is responsible to recruit, train and oversee all pastoral care ministries and services of Founders Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  1. Planning, overseeing, supervising, and participating in the pastoral care ministries of the church, including pastoral spiritual guidance, hospital visitation, and care ministries.

 

  1. Implement, leading and supervising various support ministries of the church, such as Lay Pastoral Assistants, lay leaders, etc.

 

  1. Development and oversight of General Fund budgets for the Department of Pastoral Care.

 

  1. Developing, supervising, and participating in regularly scheduled opportunities for training in pastoral care ministries.

 

  1. Office hours as agreed upon with supervisor.

 

  1. Participation in the Ministerial Staff and attendance at all related meetings.

 

  1. Regular attendance and participation in weekly worship as agreed upon with supervisor.

 

  1. All other duties as assigned.

 

 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Reverend Dr. Neil G Thomas, Founders MCCLA, 4607 Prospect Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or via email to: revneil@mccla.org.