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Ministry Opportunities – School of Theology & Ministry – 8.24.11

Practicum/ Volunteer


Three Rivers Wesleyan church

Fort Wayne, IN

Senior Pastor Larry 260-424-7887 Maddox We would love to have some students interested in completing practicums at Three Rivers. Call Pastor Larry Maddox for more information. 8.24.11

Practicum/ Volunteer

Worship Intern

Three Rivers Wesleyan church

Fort Wayne, IN

Assistant Pastor Daniel 318.794.0157 VanDuyne We are looking for a worship intern. You will have opportunities for stage design and thematic services in addition to regular worship opportunities. Call Pastor Daniel VanDuyne for more information. 8.24.11


Youth Pastor

Saturn Christian Church

Columbia City, IN about 80 minutes north of campus

Youth Pastor Search Committee

Saturn Christian Church 6731 E 800 S Columbia City, IN 46725 Saturn Christian Church is a a small rural church located in southeast Whitley county. We are a congregation of approximately 80 with a youth attendance of 10 to 15 young people ages 12 to 18. This ministry position earns a parttime salary plus a mileage stipend. More info available in the IWU Theology/Ministry office. 8.24.11

Practicum/ Volunteer

Worship Leadership Internship

Crossroads Community Church

Kokomo, IN about 40 minutes west/southwest of campus

Jeff Hart

(765) 432-3105 Worship leadership interns will work closely with the Director of Creative Arts to create engaging environments of worship throughout the church. Interns will engage in one-on-one mentoring to equip them with essential leadership tools for ministry success. Interns will gain valuable experience in participating & leading worship in various ministries as well as be exposed to many different forms of media & technology used to reinforce worship in the church. There are many worship service opportunities. There will also be possibility of a paid summer internship. More info available in the IWU Theology/Ministry office. 8.24.11

Part-time or Full Time Dr. David Williams

Director of Youth Ministries 419-733-98

First Church

78 miles east of IWU in New Knoxville, Ohio

Immediate opening for Director of Youth. The position here at the church has typically been full-time, however I am very willing to have a Senior or Junior who would be interested in a position that would pay between $15 and $20K per annum at this time and if they worked out would become full-time upon graduation with a salary of a starting teacher in our local school district and benefits [health insurance and retirement].  Middle School Group [Grades 7&8] - potential of 30 students with an average group of 18-20 on a bi-weekly gathering. The Middle School Group is involved with a Confirmation program that meets weekly and is taught by myself and 3 other lay persons on Wednesday evenings. Middle School Youth Fellowship happens on Sunday evenings twice a month for a teaching time and social interaction. The group this past summer went on a mission trip to Hamilton, Ohio to work in a soup kitchen and food pantry for 4 days. It was very successful!  Senior High Group [Grades 9-12] potential of 50 students with an average group of 20-25 on a weekly basis. The Senior High Group meets weekly during the academic year on Sunday evenings for a time of fellowship and teaching. They have other social gatherings as planned by the director as part of the schedule. We are also for more information

Ministry Opportunities – School of Theology & Ministry – plugged into Young Life through Piqua. Each summer a group of 12-19 students go to YL Camp. In the past every other summer there has been a mission trip to places like Mexico and other Central America countries. 8.24.11

Practicum/ Volunteer

Worship Leader

Jalapa Chapel

Jalapa (Marion area), IN

Pastor Jeff Shafer

765-677-0694 Jalapa Chapel is open to practicum students this Fall Semester, especially (but not exclusively) in the area of Worship. Located within 15-20minutes of campus, Jalapa Chapel is a non-denominational, family-oriented church whose purpose is to show the love and truth of Christ in our community and beyond. Our services are at 6pm on Sunday evenings and we would love to have you join us! Transportation may be available if needed. 8.24.11


Youth Coordinator/ Leader

Shirley-Wilkinson Community United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 396, 309 South Street, Shirley, IN 47384

Rev. Jenny Charles

(765) 738-6710 or Seeking Youth Coordinator/Leader to grow our youth program of 10+ Middle/High School youth of the ShirleyWilkinson Community UMC by passionately investing in the lives of our youth. Must take initiative, work well in a new environment, connect with our youth, be adept in planning, be astute in leadership and possess a teachable spirit. Candidate must profess JESUS CHRIST as their personal LORD and Savior and demonstrate a consistent spiritual life consisting of prayer, Bible study and service. The candidate will report directly with our Minister and indirectly with the Staff Pastor Parrish Committee. The candidate will be required to have meetings twice a month and attend Sunday Services these weeks. More info available in the IWU Theology/Ministry office. 8.15.11

Full Time

Children's Pastor

Skyline Wesleyan Church

11330 Campo Rd. La Mesa, CA 91941

Bruce L. Smith, 619-660-5000 XT5440 Executive Pastor Description: Provide spiritual oversight, and administration to the children’s ministry at Skyline. To develop, oversee, and staff all areas of the children’s ministry from birth to 5th grade. In every sense of the word, be the pastor to our children and to the families of children (parents, grandparents, etc.). More info available in the IWU Theology/Ministry office. 8.15.11

Full Time

Director of Youth & Liberty Presbyterian Church Delaware, Ohio Family Ministries Pastor John Hart (740) 548-6075, ext. 302 Liberty Presbyterian is seeking a person to lead the current ministry with our middle and high school youth in one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation. We have an energetic group of youth that is currently led by a half-time Director of Youth Ministry, three paid part-time assistants and volunteers. With more and more young families joining the church and a children’s Sunday school program that is bursting at the seams, our church is responding to the Lord's call to reach out to our youth and the increasing number that we will see in the next few years. We are looking for a person that will strengthen the faith-filled youth ministry that we have and reach out into the community to expand our outreach by meeting the youth where they are. More info available in the IWU Theology/Ministry office.


Practicum/ Volunteer

Worship Leader

Pastor Patrick Kamm


First Baptist Church

260 W. Main St. Russiaville, In 46979

Our church service runs from 10:15 am to 11:30 am. We do a blended service of both Hymns and choruses/contemporary Music. We would prefer a male student with experience leading. for more information

Ministry Opportunities – School of Theology & Ministry – 8.15.11

Full Time


Sand Creek Community Church

PO Box 33 Sand Creek, MI 46279

Roy Norton or Dan Baker for application packet Sand Creek Community Church is a friendly, family-oriented church. We are a non-denominational, evangelical, noncharismatic community church. Our close-knit multi-generational congregation numbers around 100 and reflects a broad spectrum of Christian traditions. For a brochure regarding this position, contact the IWU Theology/Ministry office or one of the Sand Creek search committee members listed. 8.15.11


Youth Internship/ Solid Rock UMC Warren, IN Practicum 20-30 minutes NE of campus Reverend Kathy 260 375 3873 Newton We are looking for a Christian young person who loves the Lord and enjoys young people with a hunger to teach the Gospel. Position is for 10 hours per month.


Full Time

Youth Pastor

Linwood Wesleyan Church

1101 E. 57th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Bob McHenry 307-620-0312 (cell) Lead Pastor Linwood Wesleyan Church, Sioux Falls, SD; a dynamic congregation plus a population of 150,000 plus YOU equals A THRIVING, CUTTING EDGE MINISTRY TO STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHICH PRODUCES TRANSFORMED, HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERED, RISK TAKING FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST. The person we are looking for would be primarily responsible for catalyzing and developing the student ministry at Linwood. You would be a full-time member of a collaborative ministry team and have many other opportunities to stretch and develop your ministry gifts. Sound exciting? Sound like you? (We are also taking resumes of those interested in an internship at LWC. Please call for more information.) 7.18.11


Youth Ministries Director

Columbia City UMC

Columbia City, Indiana

Deadline: Sep 1 260-244-7671 Rev. Kent Lundy 605 N. Forest Parkway Columbia City, IN 46725 The Youth Ministry Director is a part time (20 hours a week) position established to develop comprehensive ministries for persons in grades 6 through 12. The Director is accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee and is under the immediate supervision of the Associate Pastor. The Director will: • equip youth for responsible Christian faith, • empower youth for leadership roles within and outside the Church, • develop an outreach to the youth of the Church and community, • assist youth families in producing healthy family environments More info available in the IWU Theology/Ministry office. 7.18.11


Senior Pastor

Farrville Community Church

Attn: Cindy Turner 10735 E 400 N Van Buren, IN 46991

Contact phone numbers for questions: Jeff Holloway 765-206-0486 Cindy Turner 765-934-4998 Brian McVay 765-934-4814 Joe Embry 765-998-0589 for more information

11044 E 200 N * Marion * IN 46952 * 765-934-3609

Ministry Opportunities – School of Theology & Ministry – Shall lead worship services and preach from God's Word Labor in public and private for the conversion of sinners Serve the church and community in any way possible Shall minister to parishioners during times of illness and bereavement Control the pulpit in matters of supply, and consult with the Pastoral Committee with a list of available speakers annually Ex-officio member of each board and committee of the church Appoint special committees as needed Report to the church at semi-annual and annual business meetings 7.18.11


Youth Pastor/ Intern

LaOtto Wesleyan Church

500 South Main Street LaOtto, IN 46763-4827 (260) 897-2575

Pastor Aaron Lee

260.897.2575 or connect with him on facebook We are looking for a motivated and eager ministry student/graduate to work in our youth department at LaOtto Wesleyan Church. LWC is about an hour and twenty minutes from campus (60 ish miles) near Fort Wayne. This position will enable you to take the lead on all aspects of the youth ministry. Applicants will need to be entering their sophomore year or higher, have very reliable transportation, and calling to serve God and students in ministry. The position pays for 10 hours a week at 15 dollars an hour. This time would be spent planning, developing relationships, and teaching/leading our student ministry. The leader would be required to be at LWC on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Some of the time spent may be able to double as class time or as internship time. You will work with an experienced youth leader as lead pastor, have extensive control of the youth ministry, and be paid, and explore youth ministry as a career option. 7.18.11

Full Time

Senior Pastor

Harvest Fellowship www.harvestfellowshiponline.c om

1618 W 500 S Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Jim Spencer, interim 765-364-0890 pastor Harvest Fellowship is a non-denominational church located in West-central Indiana (five miles south of Crawfordsville) which averages around 150 each Sunday. The church began in the fall of 1986 and has been served by only two pastors over the last twenty-five years. Harvest operates on consensus, seeking to reach an agreement of elders in all major decisions, while giving the pastor much freedom in following the Lord’s direction. We seek to promote healthy family life in all we do, and encourage individuals to be involved in ministry areas as the Lord leads them. We are looking for a man to be chief shepherd of the flock while not being driven by any specific agenda. We do not attempt to manipulate individuals or the body as a whole and would expect our pastor to do the same. Our church is fairly diverse doctrinally, and although we attempt to be as biblically-based as we can in all things, we do give individuals the freedom to make their own conclusions about those things which have received diverse interpretations throughout church history. We make every effort to be non-judgmental and accepting of those that we disagree with, and to love one another as the Lord commands. 7.5.11

Full Time

Director of Student Wesley Chapel UMC 2818 Grant Line Rd Ministries New Albany Indiana 47150 Tony Alstott 2818 Grant Line Road, Suite 7 New Albany, IN 47150 Or Growing church (250-500 worshippers) seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. Person will assist the pastor in the overall ministry of reaching disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world, specifically targeting youth and young adults from 6th grade through young college and career. Developing youth in worship, Bible study, member care and community service. Lead Sunday morning Sunday School, Wednesday evening activities, maintain Sunday evening small groups and leading retreats and mission trips. Music ability is helpful. for more information

Ministry Opportunities – School of Theology & Ministry – 7.5.11

Full Time

Pastor of Youth Ministries

Farmland Friends Church

The Branches @ Farmland Friends PO Box 275 Farmland, IN 47340

Debbie Bogue

Phone 765-468-6485 or Fax: 765-468-8657 The role of the Pastor of Youth Ministries is to plan, administer, coordinate, supervise and evaluate comprehensive youth ministries which fulfill the mission of the church in “Leading people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and develop a lasting relationship with God and fellow Christians.” The Pastor of Youth Ministries will be responsible for ministry to both Youth grades 7 to 12 and college and career age groups. More info available in Theology/Ministry office. 8.15.11

Practicum/ Internship/ Volunteer Chris Collins


Faith Baptist Church

Practicum/ Volunteer


Practicum/ Volunteer

volunteers with SPLASH College Wesleyan Church program

Marion, IN

Cell- (765)426-9962 Office- (765) 662-2345 Email- Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Church Leadership, or any other area of ministry Trinity UMC 303 North Walnut St. Hartford City, IN 47348 Pastor Dustin Jones contact the pastor by phone (office: 765.348.0404 or cell: 765.618.5344) or email ( We are looking for practicum students in all areas of ministry. We have worship at 9:30 am and Sunday School following the service at 10:45 am on Sundays. Sunday evening we have a free community meal which currently serves around 20 community people in need of a good meal. The church is currently in a turnaround situation which would lend good experience in the area of church growth and revitalization.

Jil Mazellan

Marion, IN

We are looking for students who would like to help in our SPLASH program. Our area is in need of students who have a passion to teach God’s Word to young children. We have two children’s services Sunday morning and we have a Wednesday night program. Practicum/ Volunteer

Youth/ Children Leaders/ Brinker Heights Wesleyan Marion, In Volunteers Brian Morton 765-664-1373 Our youth group is on the smaller side. There are three teens that come consistently for Sunday School. We typically see 4-8 on Sunday nights for youth group. The youth group had been larger in years past, but the move to Sunday nights (as well as other "stuff") saw a big drop in the numbers. I am hoping to interject more students in leading the youth. Seeking their fresh incites and ideas. Our children's ministry runs 50+ most Thursday nights, and we are seeing 6-10 on Sunday mornings for Sunday School and Jr. Church. I have a staff member that will be leading this group (at least that's the plan for now or she will end up back with the youth), but we can always use more help especially during the summer. for more information

Ministry Opportunities – School of Theology & Ministry – Practicum/ Volunteer

Amber Petty

Children/ Youth Volunteers

Alexandria First United Methodist Church 765-683-1846 or

Alexandria, IN

We are looking at the possibility of starting a Christian education program at our church. We would like to offer various classes to adults in the church while still having something for our children and youth. However, we have a shortage of people to work with the children and youth. We are wanting to try to start it this fall. They would be starting a program from scratch with very few kids (generally 10 or less) at a wide range of ages. Our primary focus is on our children 5th grade and under. However, if we have students who are interested, we do have a small group of junior/senior high kids that need mentoring and discipleship. Practicum/ Volunteer

Practicum work

Eastview Wesleyan

Marion, IN

Pastor Jeff Brady Assistant Pastor

Office – 765-674-7076 Cell – 765-661-3107 Email – We are just nine minutes from campus, offer practicums in all areas (especially Intro to Youth and Pastoral Min, Worship, Local Church Ed, Leadership, and Homiletics), and have plenty to do. We can provide opportunities that last beyond a single semester. Ultimately, Eastview wants to provide a home for these students. Interested students may contact me to sign up. Practicum/ Volunteer

Children's Volunteers

Pastor Gen Springer


Lakeview Wesleyan

Marion, IN

The Wednesday night Kids Street program is a multi-ethnic outreach program to 100 children for the poorest housing project in Marion. The program includes chapel, small groups, and recreation. Call Pastor Gen if you are interested in serving. for more information

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