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Young Adult Minister Opening – San Jose, CA

Posted by sedwardyang on January 24, 2009

Summary

Chinese Church in Christ (CCIC) is an independent, evangelical, Bible teaching and Christ-centered Chinese Christian church, founded in 1971 with Mandarin, Cantonese and English speaking congregations.   English Congregation consists of about 140 adults.  We are looking for a Young Adult Minister to lead and grow the young adult groups and develop college student ministry.  Other than shepherding, discipleship, teaching and preaching responsibilities, the following qualifications are required:
•    Good interpersonal skills and willing to work in diverse cultural context
•    A team player with commitment to servant leadership
•    Called to serve among Chinese and Asian Americans
•    Married with experience in family life preferred
•    Understands Chinese culture and cross-cultural ministry
•    Agreement with CCIC values, structure and doctrinal position

If you are interested in this position, please contact Elder Jimmy Lee

Opening Details:

Introduction of Chinese Church in Christ, San Jose, California

I.    Vision/Purpose Statement
•    For the glory of God, in love and obedience to God and his Word our commitment is
o    To reach out to the unsaved in the South Bay Area
o    To bring them to Jesus and fellowship in His family
o    To build up the saints to Christ-like maturity
o    To equip them for local service and global missions

II.    Church Background
•    An independent, evangelical, Bible teaching and Christ-centered Chinese Christian church, founded in 1971.  Currently, there are five CCIC churches in South Bay area.
•    Governed by Board of Elders.
•    Four separate worship services, English/Mandarin/Cantonese/Youth.  Average Sunday attendance: 250 in Mandarin, 120 in English, 100 in Cantonese, 120 youth and 150 children

III.    English Congregation
•    Congregation consists of about 140 adults.  Significant majority of the congregation are married with children.  About 20 young adults, mostly young professionals single or married without children.
•    90% are of ethnic Chinese background.  60% are from Asia Pacific (Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc.)  30% are local born Asian Americans.  10% inter-racial married couples.

Ministry Responsibilities:
•    Develop college student ministry
•    Lead and grow the existing young adult ministry and fellowship groups
•    Shepherd and disciple college students and young adults
•    Preach Sunday messages on a monthly basis
•    Teach young adult Sunday School classes

Qualifications:
•    Seminary/Bible school graduate
•    Pastoral experience.
•    Good interpersonal skills and willing to work in diverse cultural context
•    A team player with commitment to servant leadership
•    Called to serve among Chinese and Asian Americans
•    Married with experience in family life preferred, but not required
•    Understands Chinese culture and cross-cultural ministry
•    Agreement with CCIC values, structure and doctrinal position

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McCormick Seminary seeks AADVENT Project Coordinator

Posted by sedwardyang on April 29, 2008

Position Description for Coordinator of the AADVENT Project (Asian American Discipleship for Vocational Empowerment, Nurture and Transformation)

Contract position July 1, 2008 – December 31, 2009
To apply or inquire, please send email to:  AADVENTsearch@mccormick.edu

General Summary:
Oversees the annual summer retreat planning, execution and evaluation, as well as expands the “AADVENT on the Road” regional retreat model under the supervision of the AADVENT Director.  Oversees the website and other new media technologies as networking tools.  Assists the Director in planning, executing, and evaluating other of the AADVENT Project, including planning seminars, networking with constituency groups, and recruiting young adults and Asian American church leaders for Christian vocation.  The Coordinator reports to the Director and cooperates, coordinates, and interfaces with various offices of the seminary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1.    Works with the Director to plan, execute, and evaluate the yearly Asian American Young Adult “Taste of Seminary” Seminars, and the Mentoring Pastors’ Orientations.

2.    Has direct oversight to plan and execute the yearly Asian American Young Adult Conferences/Retreats and the regional Asian American Young Adult Retreats.

3.    Maintains networks of pastors, church leaders, community leaders, denominational leaders, and young adult groups in the Asian American communities

4.    Develops an increased visible presence online

5.    Oversees the development and management of  the AADVENT Website, building community through the use of creative technology.

6.    Communicates with constituency groups via quarterly newsletter

7.    Works with the Director to oversee the production of an yearly externally-focused newsletter on “Transformative Leadership”

8.    Assists the Director in interpreting the Project to various seminary constituencies including the Board of Trustees, Faculty, students, staff, Presbyteries, etc.

9.    Performs additional related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

1.    M Div or MA in theology/ministry or working knowledge of the world of “theological education,” interest and expertise in areas of leadership development, vocational discernment, theological formation.

2.    Working knowledge of the Asian American communities in North America, their cultural norms and expectations, limitations and boundaries, role of the church in various communities, etc.; and vision and interest in developing leadership among Asian Americans.

3.    Excellent interpersonal skills, including compelling presence on the phone and in person, excellent writing skills, and exhibiting appropriate cultural sensitivities.

4.    Strong computer/technology skills including knowledge of database and various windows-based software (word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, etc.).  Strong understanding, aptitude, and propensity for the use of the Internet and website maintenance.

5.    Organizational, communication and administrative skills demonstrating the ability to manage complex projects and deadlines, and handle several projects at one time; and demonstrated ability to plan and organize conferences, workshops, and seminars.

6.    Ability to work with supervision and effectively relate to a diverse group of people, including faculty, administrators, students, and pastors and other leaders in the Asian American communities.  Must be able to meet people easily, assess their needs and present the Seminary and the Project in ways which appeal to them.

7.    Able to travel several times a year.

8.    Dependability in following through with a project to the end and ability to discern when to take initiative and when to consult with others.

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