departments
Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership
work hours
Part Time
position type
Academy

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Coordinator of English-Language Ministry Training Programs

Reportable to: Director, Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Description:  The Coordinator of English-Language Ministry Training Programs will work directly with the Director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership to coordinate current and future English-Language ministry training and development programs for the Church of the Brethren through the Brethren Academy.  This is a half-time, salaried position.

Duties and Tasks (included but not limited to):

Daily:

  • Respond to emails or phone calls from various individuals and institutional partners connected with the English-language ministry training programs

Weekly/monthly-as needed:

  • Work with students, district coordinators, and supervising pastors to provide guidance in all areas of TRIM and EFSM
  • Organize all details for both onsite and online courses
  • Discuss the details of the TRIM and EFSM programs with prospective students

Quarterly:

  • Contribute to the Brethren Academy newsletter

Bi-Annually:

Review student transcripts twice a year for distribution

  • Update TRIM/EFSM notebooks, directory, etc.

Annually:

  • Report students’ progress to district leadership
  • Coordinate orientation for TRIM and EFSM students
  • Participate in Annual Conference activities
  • Attend 1-2 events related to the administration of the TRIM and EFSM programs
  • Occasionally meet with students or coordinators/supervising pastors at the locations where they live

This position may provide the opportunity to teach a course for the Brethren Academy, given program needs and the candidate’s interest and educational background.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Well-grounded in Church of the Brethren heritage, theology, and polity
  • Able to articulate and operate out of the vision of Bethany Seminary and the Church of the Brethren
  • Able to relate with integrity and respect within and beyond the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills that contribute to effective interaction
  • Skilled in oral and written communication
  • Skilled in developing educational experiences in ministry training
  • The ability to network and problem solve in creative ways
  • Administrative skills-critical thinking skills-basic computer and internet skills
  • An ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds who have varied understandings of the church
  • An ability to multitask and set priorities

Accountability:

  • Engage in phone and Zoom conversations with the Academy director
  • Participate in regular reviews of the English-Language Training Programs

Experience:

  • Five years of effective leadership in pastoral ministry
  • Ordination and active membership in the Church of the Brethren

Education:

  • Master of Divinity degree preferred
  • Successful completion of a ministry training program required
  • A record of regular continuing education experiences

Location:

  • Relocation is not required. Home location is negotiable, but candidates must be willing to travel, as needed, to fulfill job expectations.
  • Brethren Academy offices are located at Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN.
  • The Bethany Employee Handbook will govern terms of employment.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send their resumes, a letter of interest, and contact information for three references by email to:

Janet L. Ober Lambert, Director

Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

615 National Road West

Richmond, IN 47374

academysearch@bethanyseminary.edu

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