The Common Good
Sojourners Classifieds
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
 

Senior Pastor-McMinnville Oregon. Midsized, progressive, inclusive American Baptist Church in college community. Multigenerational congregation passionate about Matthew 25:34-40 local outreach, international missions. Seeking effective preacher, communicator, collaborator, supervisor, pastoral care. Contact JoAnn search.fbcmac@gmail.com or www.fbcmac.org/pastoralsearch


Director of Healthcare
 

L’Arche Greater Washington DC seeks a full time Director of Healthcare to lead the Health Care Team and nurses who support individuals in homes in DC and Virginia. The ideal candidate has experience working with people who have intellectual disabilities and familiarity with D.C. and Virginia governmental structures serving such persons. In addition, he/she should have a passion for community-based care and be able to provide oversight consistent with the relationship values in L’Arche’s Charter, its Identity & Mission Statement, and its Principles of Governance.

Visit www.larche-gwdc.org for more information.  To Apply, send cover letter and resume to Caitlin Smith, recruitment coordinator, at join@larche-gwdc.org


Director of Product
 

CAC, a non-profit founded by Franciscan Richard Rohr, seeks an experienced leader to oversee all communications, events, and development of new products. The Director of Product will architect CAC’s brand transformation, manage a team of skilled staff members, and oversee the development of programs and products at the heart of our mission—teaching contemplative spirituality that inspires compassionate action. Bachelor’s degree; at least seven years of experience in brand management, multi-channel communications, and/or design; and at least three years managing others required.

Visit cac.org/job-Director-of-Product for information and to apply.


Director of Audience Engagement
 

Sojourners has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to serve as Director of Audience Engagement to guide the growth of Sojourners with an emphasis on content promotion and communication with our audience. This position works directly with the Magazine Editor, Director of Advocacy and Communications, and Chief Advancement Officer to ensure messaging coordination over Sojourners’ platforms.

The ideal candidate will have a background in creative design and direction, knowledge of buidling online and print audiences and communities, a minimum of three years' experience in marketing and communications, and an understanding of and commitment to Sojourners' faith-based mission.

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


Press Secretary
 

Sojourners has an immediate opening for an energetic and experienced Press Secretary to join our Washington, D.C. staff. The Press Secretary handles media requests and pitches for Jim Wallis and other Sojourners spokespersons, helping to elevate Sojourners’ voice in national, political, and religious media. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in communications work, experience in strategic planning and coalition work, knowledge of social, racial and economic justice issues and the biblical and theological foundations and frameworks for addressing them, and knowledge of the media and political world, as well as the church and religious world.

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


April 17-18, 2015
 

Inhabit is a two-day conference intentionally designed to engage, encourage, and empower innovative, missional practitioners as they go about practicing the way of Jesus in place. The Inhabit environments provide diverse contexts for robust engagement and meaningful dialogue.

Inhabit was founded in 2010 through an energetic partnership between The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and the Parish Collective. Each year hundreds of practitioners, pastors, social entrepreneurs, church planters, community leaders, environmentalists, denominational executives, publishers, professors, urban planners, and artists from all over the globe come together to connect, collaborate and celebrate the good work being done in thousands of neighborhoods and parishes. Find out more at inhabitconference.com


April 14, 2015
 

Join Fr. Richard Rohr for Rediscovering the Wisdom of Early Christianity, a live video webcast.Join viewers from around the globe as Fr. Richard reintroduces us to the largely forgotten roots of our Christian faith—the Desert Fathers and Mothers and the Eastern Fathers of the Church. He helps us reclaim ancient teachings such as the prayer of quiet, the mutuality of Trinity, universal restoration, and a simple spirituality of transformation into Christ.  

Register by Friday, April 10, 2015 through the Center for Action and Contemplation bookstore to participate in the live webcast and/or to view the replay.


April 17-19, 2015
 

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 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


April 20-23
 

Join us for Faith Forward 2015, April 20-23 in Chicago. It’s the most innovative, ecumenical, and creative gathering for children’s and youth ministry leaders. Faith Forward gatherings seek to help leaders and partners in ministry re-imagine children’s and youth ministry through theology, relationship, and practice. Our 2015 gathering will take place at St. James Cathedral and Commons in downtown Chicago. Register here.


May 6-Nov. 18, 2015
 

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is the home of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. The CAC's administrative offices and Bookstore have served people internationally for over 25 years, supporting the world-renowned ecumenical ministry of Richard Rohr, OFM. The CAC is dedicated to facilitating a universal awakening by providing educational materials, events, and curriculum that bear witness to the Christian tradition of contemplative practice and compassionate action.

The CAC currently offers a rich array of self-paced, online courses. Courses include:

  • The Franciscan Way: Beyond the Bird Bath
  • Breathing Under Water: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps
  • Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self.

Find out more about each of these courses at cac.org. Registration opens eight weeks prior to the beginning of each course, and closes two weeks prior to the first day of the course, or when it reaches capacity.


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.


May 28-31
 

Part of the growing global movement for nonviolent transformation, Movies and Meaning is a long weekend away in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, featuring films, workshops, very special guests, dancing, magic and YOU.

From May 28th-31st, 2015, we’ll gather in Albuquerque, NM, building a temporary community dedicated to experiencing how the ideas and images we project can make everything better or worse, for ourselves, our communities, and the planet. We’ll watch some of the most transcendent films ever made - old and new - on a magnificent silver screen with fantastic sound.

To register, and to find out more about the Movies and Meaning festival, visit moviesandmeaning.com/festival.


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 8 - July 17
 

San Francisco Theological Seminary, Summer Seminars, San Anselmo, CA.

Three sessions: June 8-19, June 22-July 3, and July 6-17.

As an incubator for the development of alternative understandings, new tools, and novel resources for ministry, these continuing education courses offer new ways to serve individuals and institutions.

Featured 2015 instructors include Rev. Dr. John Bell, Dr. Andrea C. White, Dr. Phyllis Tickle, and many other noted theologians, scholars, writers and leaders.

Develop new tools for your ministry in an ecumenical, collaborative setting. Register by May 1! $600 per Course for Continuing Education Students; housing and meal plans available.


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.  


August 3-6, 2015
 

Habits of the Heart for Healthy Congregations is an annual Courage & Renewal retreat for clergy and faith leaders who seek renewed energy for ministry, courage to lead in the congregation, and practices for building community.

At this retreat you will learn new skills for fostering leadership – both within yourselves and among others – for the sake of revitalizing faith communities locally and globally.

Join like-minded peers from across all denominations and discover ways to renew your spirit and the spirit of your community of faith.


August 30 - September 1
 

Register now for The Francis Factor: How Saint Francis and Pope Francis are changing the world. Both St. Francis and Pope Francis walk in the steps of Jesus, the ultimate radical, who changed people’s hearts during his lifetime and beyond through simple words and actions of love. Join speakers Ilia Delio, Shane Claiborne and Fr. Richard Rohr as they explore the cosmic and alternative Franciscan path. From their collective years of study and practice, these dynamic teachers share Franciscan wisdom that reveals the very “marrow of the Gospel.” Combined, our compassionate presence can be multiplied exponentially for the good of the world!

Discover more about this event at cac.org. Financial assistance may be available to those unable to pay the full conference fee.


October 15-19, 2015
 

10,000 people, 80 countries, and 50 faiths are convening to reclaim the heart of our humanity at the world's largest interfaith event! 

The World's Largest Interfaith Event Is Coming Back To America.

Started in 1893, The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the oldest, largest and most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. Nobel Peace Laureates, Religious Leaders, Global Thinkers, and thousands of interfaith activists are committing together to address the most pressing issues of our time. The global interfaith movement is reclaiming the heart of our humanity, Are You In?

Register Now For The 2015 Parliament!