The Common Good
Sojourners Classifieds
Dean, McAfee School of Theology
 

Mercer University invites applications and nominations for the Dean of McAfee School of Theology. This leadership position provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced academic administrator to guide this independent theology school in its commitment of preparing men and women to serve in Christian ministry globally.

See full information in Search Profile at: http://tinyurl.com/TheologyDean

Application: Submit a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership vision, and five professional references by March 13, 2015, to:Mercer-Theology@myersmcrae.com

Emily Parker Myers of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Mercer with this search. 


Senior Minister
 

First Congregational Church of Akron (Ohio) is seeking a senior minister to lead “a beacon of Progressive Christianity in this community.” We are a theologically progressive and independent congregation with ultimate authority vested in its members. We seek a well-educated, dynamic minister who values collaboration and who believes leading this 182-year-old church to the future God has planned for us is a challenge worth embracing. Excellent preaching skills required. View our profile at www.akronfcc.org  Resumes to Ellsworth Poole, Corresponding Secretary, ewpoole67@gmail.com


Senior Pastor
 

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF BANGKOK, THAILAND – is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. The International Church of Bangkok (ICB) is an 82-year-old English-speaking congregation located in Bangkok, the capital and largest city in Thailand.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ordained Pastor with Master of Divinity degree from an accredited Protestant seminary or school of theology.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in pastoral ministry and church leadership.
  • International experience or domestic experience in multicultural, diverse setting would be an advantage.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to Pastor Search Committee at recruitment@icbangkok.org by February 28, 2015. For more information about ICB, view http://www.icbangkok.org/churchprofile


Web and Multimedia Associate
 

The Web and Multimedia Associate works with the Web Team to provide multimedia content and technical assistance for the Sojourners flagship platform sojo.net. 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Web and Multimedia Associate Search, Sojourners, 3333 14th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Donor Services and Database Administrator
 

Sojourners has an immediate need for a Donor Services Associate and Database Administrator to fill the needs of the Sojourners Advancement Team. This position will work directly with the Director of Individual Giving to maintain our donor database and enter all incoming gifts.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.netor Donor Services Associate and Database Administrator Search, Sojourners, 3333 14th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Desired start date is January 26, 2015.


President and CEO
 
ICCF is a comprehensive community development corporation serving Grand Rapids and surrounding counties in western Michigan since 1974. Through the development and construction of affordable housing units and the delivery of a broad array housing and life skill learning opportunities more than 2200 households each year experience the reconciling love of Christ.
 
The next President and CEO of ICCF will combine the unique qualifications of servant leadership, a passionate commitment to the principles of biblical justice and proven credentials as a gifted business visionary. Possession of a Master’s degree in business, social work, public administration or other appropriate fields is strongly preferred. Previous experience living in and working in Western Michigan and exposure to real estate development are desirable.
Additional information about ICCF and this position can be found at http://www.iccf.org/about-us/president-ceo-search/
 
Please direct letters of inquiry and resumes to colin.kraay@colliers.com
 

Internship Program
 

Looking for a chance to explore your vocational calling and expand your ideas of spirituality and community, all while serving the mission of Sojourners? Apply for our internship program! This yearlong internship combines full-time jobs in our nonprofit office with an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community. The program is one of Christian discipleship, and is open to anyone 21 years or older who is single or married without dependents. For complete information on the program and application, visit sojo.net/about-us/internships. Apply by March 1, 2015!


QVS Volunteers
 

Interested in working for social justice? Looking to live in community? Excited about engaging in these activities through a faith perspective?

The Quaker Voluntary Service is a faith-based service year in four cities in the United States. Each location takes 6-8 young adults excited about social justice and interested in living in community, and places them in full-time professional roles at nonprofits. You will be engaged in considering how your faith and spirituality informs your social justice work, and how to stay grounded through the challenges that often come with this vocation.

For more information visit our website: www.quakervoluntaryservice.org


March 13, 2015
 

Long Island Jobs with Justice presents the 2015 Working But Still Poor Conference on Friday March 13, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. This year’s conference theme is “Protecting Families from Economic Injustice on Long Island.” Featured speakers include Jim Wallis and Lisa Sharon Harper of Sojourners. Workshops will reflect structural injustices impacting working families across Long Island, and present opportunities for advocacy and movement building. Visit longislandjwj.org/CONFERENCE/ to learn more and register.


April 17-19
 

Join us next spring for Anabaptism, the Next Generation, the Bethany Young Adult forum­­, held at Bethany Seminary April 17-19. Participants can come for a two-day program that concludes before dinner on Saturday, April 18, or stay through Sunday morning for further presentations, discussion, and worship.

Using a format similar to the popular TED conferences, the forum will feature concise and inspiring talks, followed by conversation to deepen thinking and cultivate friendship.  The voices of those who will lead the forum are connecting with rising generations and shaping the future of the church.

Find out more about the Bethany Young Adult Forum and register for Anabaptism, the Next Generation at bethanyseminary.edu/YAForum2015


May 28-30, 2015
 

Register now for the RENEW 2015: Correctional Ministry Summit, May 28-30 at Wheaton College. RENEW 2015 will offer attendees opportunities to:

  • Develop the skills needed for correctional ministry through forums, workshops, and plenary sessions led by experienced professionals
  • Network with other Chaplains, professionals, and volunteers serving in corrections and beyond
  • Worship and be encouraged and inspired together

To register and find out more information about the Renew 2015 Summit, visit cmcainternational.org.


June 1-6, 2015
 

Refresh your spirit. Renew your mind and ministry. Expand your Christian community.

The Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation (June 1-6 in Durham, NC) is grounded in a distinctively Christian vision and a framework that is richly practical, contextual, and theological. Rooted in Duke Divinity School’s conviction that reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel, the Summer Institute for Reconciliation draws on the strengths of a faculty of world-class scholars and practitioners.

Find more information and register at divinity.duke.edu/summer-institute.


June 14-21
 

The Glen Workshop, sponsored by Image Journal, is an innovative and enriching program combining the best elements of a workshop, an arts festival, and a conference.

 

Taught by nationally acclaimed authors and artists, the daily workshops offer close attention to attendees of all levels. Afternoons and evenings feature readings, lectures, concerts, and worship services incorporating the arts.

 

Register for the Glen East Workshop June 14-21, at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Find out more about the Glen workshops, programs and speakers at glenworkshop.com/east


June 22-26, 2015
 

Engage with John Bell, liturgical composer of the Iona Community of Scotland, as he presents a series of talks on his experience of opening the Bible.  His topics will include: the curse of literacy; retell me the old, old story; missing women; the importance of the imagination; and what shall we tell the children?

June 22-26 on Washington Island, WI.

For more info or to register, click here.

Sponsors are Christian Century magazine  and the Wisconsin Council of Churches (www.wichurches.org).


July 12-18, 2015
 

BEYOND WALLS is a multi-faith writing intensive for clergy and others engaged in Christian and Jewish ministry and outreach.  While many writing courses for clergy focus on spiritual inquiry, this course is about craft: encouraging participants to become more expressive, authentic and skilled writers, not just within their congregations, but also online, in op-eds, on blogs​, in social media,​ and more. Participants produce new work daily in small-group seminars led by some of the most prolific and respected spiritual writers today, followed by afternoon solo writing time, group sessions, lectures and meditation. Apply now at www.kenyoninstitute.org; financial aid is available.