The Common Good


Classifed: Events

May 31-August 8, 2015

Weeklong summer hands-on service and learning programs for youth groups. Explore a variety of neighborhoods in a diverse urban environment while staying downtown at the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church. Register by March 15.

October 22 - 23, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will be the featured speaker at the historical “Lyman Beecher Lectureship on Preaching,” at Yale Divinity School, October 22nd (4:00pm), and October 23rd and 24th (10:30am each day). The lectureship is offered to “a minister of the Gospel of any evangelical denomination who has been markedly successful in the special work of the Christian ministry.”

Established in 1871, this wonderful teaching opportunity has hosted such preaching giants as Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Walter Brueggeman, and Gardner C. Taylor. Come and be in the audience for the teaching and preaching of Rev. Moss, as he presents, in three parts, The Blue Note Gospel: Preaching the Prophetic Blues in a Post Soul World.

November 15, 2014

Join students, scholars, and pastoral leaders from around the world at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as they rethink the practice of ministry in a global society. Find out more.

December 4-7, 2014

The Enneagram Conference, led by Dr. Joe Howell, returns for another enlightening experience revealing to the children of God this ancient process of raising consciousness. The three-day conference will focus on explicating the wisdom of this spiritual system to those who want to develop their awareness of the graced complexity of human nature and relationships.

January 22-24, 2015

As Christians, we care deeply about social justice and know that the church can create change. But on a practical level, how do we take on the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? This year’s Trinity Institute (TI2015) speakers have real-world experience making change happen. They will provide you with hopeful, practical tools you can use in your community to make a positive economic impact.

January 29-31, 2015

Experience art from the inside out. Bay Area artists who will facilitate outings to performances, exhibits, urban artscape, and more with attention to the intersections of arts, spirit and social change. Find out more about Be Art Now.

Classifed: Job Openings

Senior Pastor

Crossroads Church is Welcoming/Affirming, affiliated with Alliance of Baptists, Metropolitan Organization for Economic Equality (MORE2) and Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. We are seeking an emotionally mature pastor, effective and thoughtful preacher who presents scripture in a way that inspires and equips us to serve God, effective encourager of work groups, and who will help manage the polarities of vocal and diverse congregation. If you feel called to us and our mission go to visit our website or mail cover letter and resume to Crossroads Church, 7917 Main, Kansas City MO 64114 or to

Legislative Associate/Communications Coordinator

This position will focus half-time on public policy advocacy and U.S. militarism; and coordinate the Washington Office public communications. Deadline for receiving letters and resumes is October 17, 2014. View the job description here.

Full-Time Writers

American Bible Society is hiring full-time writers as we grow our Content Marketing team and our Bible Engagement Resource team. If you (or someone you know) would enjoy writing blogs, curricula, web content, fundraising content, white papers, video scripts, Bible tips, and how-tos, and articles that address the theological tangles of our time, please contact Andrew Hood, Director of Communications:

Although American Bible Society is entering its third century of ministry, it is also entering a season of vibrant renewal and a refocusing of its mission. Great writing and great staff will play an integral role in its success in the coming years. Please email Andrew Hood with any questions!

Chief Executive Officer

CPWR is seeking a CEO who combines passion for the vision of an effective interfaith movement with the entrepreneurial instincts and managerial skills that are needed to build a strong, sustainable organization. For more details, see

Associate Pastor

First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, California, a progressive, inclusive faith community seeks candidates for a full time ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR FAITH FORMATION AND FAMILY LIFE with responsibilities for Community Outreach and Christian Faith Formation for children, youth and families. Inquiries, applications to Rick Mixon, Pastor, First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 or

Executive Assistant

Sojourners seeks an Executive Assistant with a heart for social justice and a vocational calling to provide excellent executive-level scheduling and events management support to Sojourners’ President, Jim Wallis. The Executive Assistant coordinates the schedule and activities of the President’s office and manages the President’s speaking events.

Associate Editor

Sojourners has an immediate opening for an experienced and well-rounded Associate Editor in its Washington, D.C. office. This member of our faith- and justice-oriented editorial team will have responsibility for editing and developing materials for Sojourners magazine, including soliciting articles, working with authors, copy editing, and proofreading, as well as other editorial duties.

Executive Director
The board of directors of The Beatitudes Society is committed to securing an executive director who is a demonstrated 
leader with a history of creativity, patience and tenacity in developing and growing an organization or program. 
Central to this work will be building existing and new donor partnerships, deepening relationships with key program 
partners and ensuring the implementation of a high quality fellowship program.
This is a full-time position that reports to the board of directors through our steering committee. Given the nature of 
the work, we are flexible in terms of relocating the operation to the locale of the new executive director. 

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 Apply by March 1, 2015!