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Youth Director – Chinese Presbyterian Church, Oakland, CA

Posted by sedwardyang on June 23, 2009

A full time ministry position to develop and implement programs which foster growing personal relationships with Christ within our youth, educate youth in biblical principles, encourage youth fellowship with peers, as well as with the church body as a whole, and evangelize the youth community. This is an exempt position.

• M. Div, BTh, MTh or equivalent education preferred.
• Two years of field experience required.
• Committed believer in and follower of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
• Belief in the Bible as the Word of God.
• Prefer bilingual (Cantonese/English) ability, with intercultural experience to relate to immigrant families.
• Previous youth, family, or children’s ministry experience.
• Passionate about youth outreach and able to articulate and relate personal faith to effectively reach the spiritual hearts of youth.
• Capable of leading graciously as a servant with self-direction and initiative to fulfill our vision for youth ministries to increase future membership.
• Ability to disciple youth on an individual and small group basis.
• Willingness and ability to reach out to non-Christian youth in the surrounding community.
• Outgoing and able to connect youth with other church members to strength the church family.
• Ability to lead with maturity and work as a team with staff and committee members.
• Motivated and self-disciplined, with strong administrative abilities, program and time management skills.
• Positive record of recruiting and the training lay volunteers to assist with youth ministries.
• Youth and family crisis experience and music/worship skills a plus.
• Willingness to commit to the position on a long-term basis.
• Able to work Saturdays and Sundays (weekday schedule flexible).
• Develop and implement programs for:
– Saturday, after-school and evening youth group programs for Kindergarten through college and young adults
– Supervision of all EBAYOM programs, especially summer school
– Small discipleship/study groups
– Small groups and/or outreach programs as appropriate for college age young adults
– Community outreach projects
– Sunday school classes and curriculum for K-12th grade

• Schedule and execute summer youth events and retreats.
• Work with staff to recruit, develop, supervise and support lay leader volunteers.
• Apply for grants to fund position and programs.
• Coordinate with other church programs and committees as they relate to youth.
• Plan, schedule and execute four quarterly church-wide activities (i.e. Easter, Harvest, Xmas parties, etc.).
• Serve on annual Retreat committee and coordinate youth programs for the retreat.
• Together with EBAOYM Committee, set program goals and adhere to youth budget.
• Participate in CPC staff meetings, EBAYOM meetings, and monthly Session meetings.
• Attend conferences, seminars or retreats in conjunction with ministry concerns, as cleared through Session.

• Reports to Pastor; Responsible to Session; performance reviews conducted by Session on an annual basis.
• Serves on EBAYOM committee.
• Live as a CPC member, including attendance at worship services and participation as requested.

Please email your Resume to this link: ROLL OVER LINK

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Chinese Presbyterian Church of Oakland
265 Eighth Street
Oakland, CA  94607


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Lead English Pastor: Sunset Church (San Francisco, CA)

Posted by sedwardyang on June 10, 2009

This is a key position on the Sunset pastoral staff.  The pastoral staff works with the church leadership to plan, direct, oversee and guide the local Body of believers to maturity in their walk with God.  The pastoral staff works as a ‘team’ to administer church affairs and effectively equip the church body to fulfill the day-to-day ministry through activities such as small groups, Sunday School classes, outreach, missions, etc.).

This is a senior staff position that requires effective teaching skill, ability to guide & motivate key lay leaders to shoulder key ministry areas within the English congregation.  We believe the most effective way to oversee ministry is to develop mature believers who can exercise their God-given ministry abilities within the church.  Special emphasis is given to two ministry areas:

1. Development, refinement, and fulfillment of unified church vision, mission, and values (in conjunction with pastoral staff and elders), and
2. Lay leadership development, especially for the elder and deacon level.

Full job description and more about Sunset church at

Please forward your resume to Dr. Dennis Wong [Email Dr. Wong]

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2 Openings at Pui Tak Center (Chicago, IL)

Posted by sedwardyang on June 5, 2009

The Pui Tak Center seeks individuals to serve in the position of Director of Operations and the position of Development Coordinator.

The Pui Tak Center is a church-based community center serving Chicago’s Chinatown community. Each year, over 3000 individuals are served through our programs such as adult ESL classes and tutoring, children and youth programs, services to new immigrants, music program, school (preschool through sixth grade) and bookstore.

The Director of Operations is a new position and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Pui Tak Center including program management, personnel, financial management, and building operations. Qualifications include: experience in social services and non-profit management, master degree in human services (strongly preferred) and Chinese language ability.

The Development Coordinator is an open position with responsibilities in development (fund raising events, proposal writing and individual donor support), volunteer recruitment and publicity (newsletter and other communications). Qualifications include: bachelor’s degree, excellent written/oral communication skills and Chinese language ability (helpful).

Candidates should be fully supportive of our mission of being a Christian witness to Chinese in Chicago through educational, family and community services. For more information about Pui Tak Center, visit For more information about the positions, email David Wu.

David Wu
Executive Director
Pui Tak Center
2216 S. Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

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