Jobs

We currently have two open paid positions: Middle School Pastor (Full-time) and  High School Director (Part-time) 

Middle School Pastor

Full-Time Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Hire Date: Summer/Fall 2019

Overview

Peninsula Bible Church

Peninsula Bible Church is a vital congregation with 70 years of history located at the heart of Silicon Valley. We enjoy considerable diversity in age (infants to 90-year-olds), economic and family status, ethnicity, and personal style. We have a deep love for the Bible (as the name might suggest) and are evangelical in theology but not narrowly so. We are grateful for the stability of deep roots and excited about the adventure before us, “good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Middle School Ministry Vision

Our Middle School Ministry exists to help 6th-8th-grade students become rooted in Christ and equip them for a lifelong walk with God. Our passion and purpose are to prepare our students to live a life that reflects Christ in every way. The Middle School Pastor works closely with the High School Pastor (and team) to support our youth and families.

Responsibilities 

The Middle School Pastor is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth and development of middle school students (grades 6-8) and volunteers. This includes leadership of weekly programs and periodic special events (e.g., camps, conferences, trips, service projects, etc.) Presently, this position also includes working with a part-time intern or director to help with Middle School programming.

Middle School Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the High School Pastor and Youth Directors to implement and develop PBC’s Youth Ministry vision.

  • Teach the Bible in a variety of contexts, (e.g., small/large groups, different demographics).
  • Plan teaching curriculum, small group Bible Studies, and resources.
  • Provide regular, focused communication to students, parents, and leaders that is consistent with other communication practices in Youth Ministry at PBC.
  • Provide pastoral care to students, as well as parents.
  • Have a heart and desire for equipping parents.
  • Have a heart and desire for equipping students to utilize their gifts, talents, and desires in the greater congregation.
  • Encourage, equip, and empower adult volunteer leaders regularly to further the Middle School Ministry. Recruit new volunteers when needed.
  • Provide the overall planning, organization and implementation of programs and activities.
  • Administer all official communications (e.g., web, print, email, social media, announcements, bulletin inserts) related to Middle School Ministry programs and events.
  • Disciple, equip and manage team members (interns and/or directors) by leading in a positive and professional manner by providing spiritual support, leadership, and training.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for Middle School Ministry.

Pastoral Team Member Responsibilities

PBC has a core commitment to servant leadership, to healthy communication with other staff members, and to shared responsibilities. Any new pastor would have to function well as “one among others” in style of leadership.

  • Provide pastoral counseling and care to the congregation.

  • Participate actively as a member of the pastoral team, working together with them to contribute to the life of the church.
  • Communicate with fellow pastoral staff and elders on issues relating to, and of particular interest to, the youth of PBC.
  • Pastor the congregation at large, paying attention to overall spiritual health. Help lead occasional all-church events and efforts.

The Candidate

At PBC, we adore our youth. We aim to equip and encourage them to use their faith, gifts, and efforts at school, in the congregation, at home, and with friends. We are looking for a Middle School Pastor who enjoys the quirks that come with this age group, one who can resonate with the complexities of being a teenager in Silicon Valley, one who can have fun, be themselves, and provide teaching that is authentic. No need to speak Gen Z or attempt to be cool, but instead we are looking for a mature person, who loves students, and can model a relationship with the Lord.

Qualifications, Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ministry experience

  • A growing and vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

  • A passion for investing in and walking along-side middle school students to show them the love of Christ

  • A student of the Word of God and can relate it to the world of middle school students in the BayArea
  • Spiritually-gifted to teach the Scriptures
  • Articulates and models a Christ-Centered Life consistent with Scripture
  • Strong written and leadership communication skills
  • A faithful, humble, teachable spirit
  • A team player and contributor
  • Good administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to recruit, train and develop a strong team and volunteer leader base
  • Highly relational with parents, volunteers and students
  • Excellent communicator, teacher of middle school students
  • Ongoing dependence on the Holy Spirit to direct and modify ministry plans, areas of emphasis, and responses to student/family needs and requests
  • Actively engaging in the life of the church and ministry outside the daily time at work
  • Agreement with our doctrinal statement is required
  • Occasional lifting of 20 pounds required for events and set up

To Apply

Please submit the following as three separate documents to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A statement addressing the following:
  1. Describe your faith journey and your relationship with God today.
  2. What excites you most about ministering to middle schoolers and families?
  3. What are your spiritual gifts?

All three must be submitted to be considered.

High School Director

Part-Time 24 to 28 hours a week

Spring/Summer 2019

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Overview

The High School Director will work closely with the High School Pastor and High School Elder to learn and seek God’s direction for ministering to students in Palo Alto and the surrounding areas. The High School Director will report directly to the High School Pastor and will assist in planning and leading youth group activities on Sunday mornings and during the week. Additionally, under the direction of the High School Pastor, the High School Director will be directly in charge of launching and coordinating campus ministry/outreach at our local high schools.

Responsibilities

  • Provide regular, focused communication to students, parents, and leaders that is consistent with other communication practices in youth ministry at PBC

  • Help plan and coordinate events and trips for the High School ministry, including, but not limited to:

    • Two local service trips/days

    • Bi-monthly special events

    • Hume Lake Christian Camp (Winter and Summer)

    • Camp PBC

  • Attend Monday youth ministry team meetings at PBC

  • Attend and assist with volunteer leadership training and “check-ins”

  • Help lead, coordinate, and conduct High School ministry meetings including:

    • Schedule teachers and worship leaders as necessary for Sunday and Wednesday meetings

    • Lead /co-lead a small group Bible study of high school students

    • As requested, host, lead games, and teach at High School ministry meetings and understand all aspects of the schedule/agenda

  • Be the primary coordinator of campus ministry and outreach

    • Plan and coordinate on/near campus meeting

    • Recruit and develop campus ministry teams (adult and student)

    • Plan and coordinate outreach events that target new/un-churched students

    • Develop a plan to integrate new students in the life of the High School ministry and PBC

    • Explore partnerships with local churches or parachurch organizations to reach unchurched students

  • Mentor and teach biblical truths to students in both formal and informal settings

  • Build intentional relationships with high school students at their homes, school events, and other informal situations

  • Occasional lifting of 20 pounds required for events and set up

The Candidate

Qualifications, Skills & Requirements

  • Growing and vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

  • A passion for investing in and walking along-side high school students to show them the love of Christ

  • Ongoing dependence on the Holy Spirit to direct and modify ministry plans, areas of emphasis, and responses to student/family needs and requests

  • Experience working with middle school or high school students, preferably in an outreach or on campus environment

  • Good administrative and organizational skills

  • A faithful, humble, teachable spirit

 

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and statement of faith to [email protected]

All three must be submitted to be considered.

Women’s Pastor

Full Time Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary and Background

Peninsula Bible Church

Peninsula Bible Church is a vital congregation with 70 years of history located at the heart of Silicon Valley. We enjoy considerable diversity in age (infants to 90-year-olds), economic and family status, ethnicity, and personal style. We have a deep love for the Bible (as the name might suggest) and are evangelical in theology but not narrowly so. We are grateful for the stability of deep roots and excited about the adventure before us, “good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Women’s Ministry Vision

Isaiah 61:1-3 provides a good starting point as we think about the nature and core mission of our Women’s Ministry:

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified. (Isaiah 61:1-3)

The Job

Her Responsibilities

  • Teach the Bible in a variety of contexts, (e.g., small/large groups, different demographics)
  • Disciple and equip other women
  • Lead the Women’s Ministry team – recruit, train and equip them to serve
  • Oversee a portfolio of ministry activities that meet our women’s spiritual needs and create opportunities for lasting relationships
  • Provide pastoral counseling and care
  • Participate actively as a member of the pastoral team, working together with them to contribute to the life of the church
  • Communicate with fellow pastoral staff and elders on issues relating to, and of particular interest to, the women of PBC
  • Administer all official communications (web, print, email, social media, announcements, bulletin inserts) related to women’s ministry programs and events
  • Pastor the congregation at large, paying attention to overall spiritual health. Help lead occasional all-church events and efforts.

The Candidate

Her Calling

  • The Pastors at PBC are called to teach God’s Word, proclaim the Good News, and shepherd/disciple the flock as a team; the Pastor to Women focuses her ministry on women.
  • She knows that God has called her to minister to women of all ages, stages, and walks of life.
  • She is called to minister to women who come across her path: comforting the brokenhearted, setting them free from their bondage, bringing God into their lives, bringing them back to God, comforting, strengthening, encouraging, loving and building them up.

Her Character, Maturity and Gifting

  • She loves God. She exhibits a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ in her everyday life.
  • She loves people. She serves as a fellow sinner who has received God’s grace. She rejoices when people’s lives are transformed.
  • She is a student of the Word – “able to teach” (I Tim 3:2). Biblical truth is central to her approach to equip, counsel, and disciple others.
  • She cultivates an active prayer life.
  • She is not a “new believer” (I Tim 3:6). She understands who she is, what her spiritual gifts are, and God’s calling to her for this season of life.
  • She is a pastor-teacher (Eph 4:11) and a leader (Rom 12:6-8).
  • She cultivates good standing in her community.

Her Philosophy of Ministry

  • Lasting ministry proceeds from
    • a vital walk with the Lord,
    • a healthy relationship with her family, and
    • a love for people – everyone carries the image of God.
  • She understands, values, and practices shared- & servant-leadership. She makes an effort to communicate/partner with other staff members. She knows that when the whole pastoral team is healthy, she will also do well.
  • She builds/leads/equips a ministry team to serve the body. She seeks out those whom God has called as her co-laborers and walks alongside with them, helping them discover/exercise their spiritual gifts along the way.
  • She does not promote herself. She cares about the glory of God and the welfare of those whom she is entrusted to shepherd.
  • She understands the importance of unity in the Body of Christ. In a diverse theological landscape, she is able to prioritize/adhere to core beliefs (e.g., those outlined in PBC’s doctrinal statement).

Her Qualifications

  • Sensitivity to and empathy for the lives and needs of women of various:
    • Ages – college students through seniors
    • Stages – single, married, widowed, stay-at-home moms, working moms, career women, retired women, women in recovery, etc.
    • Cultures – various racial, ethnic, family and faith backgrounds
  • Demonstration of (in a previous work environment):
    • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
    • Ability to excel in a collaborative leadership environment while ministering to the church at large
    • Ability to lead, set a ministry vision, and follow-through
    • Management and administrative skills
    • Passion for the next generation with a vision to raise up leaders via discipleship and mentorship
    • Confidence to work independently as well as take initiative in ambiguous situations
  • 5+ years of relevant ministry experience preferred
  • Master of Divinity degree preferred but not required

 

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume to [email protected] with a statement addressing the following:

  1. Describe your faith journey and your relationship with God today.
  2. What excites you most about ministering to women?
  3. What are your spiritual gifts?

Application Deadline: 2/15/2019

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