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Two Las Vegas Churches Seeking One Summer Ministry Partner

LVUCC-LogoAmazing opportunity for the right person. Northwest Community United Church of Christ and First Christian Church (DOC) both of Las Vegas, Nevada, are seeking a summer ministry partner/intern to work with the youth and families of our churches. We are unique in that, although separate, we occupy the same campus in central Las Vegas. We regularly participate with each other in combined celebration worship as well as jointly host a thriving food panty called, “God’s Groceries.”

Both congregations are stable and growing. First Christian worship approximately 250 on the weekends in three services under the leadership of Rev. Steve Willis (LTS 2014) and Northwest Community worships approximately 130 in one service, under the leadership of Rev. Greg Davis (PSR 2012) Worship styles vary with times. Theologically, the churches run the gamut of moderately conservative traditional to very progressive liberal contemporary. Our connection is the radical welcome and grace of Jesus the Christ.

We need you to come and implement a model for youth ministry. There are not an abundance of youth in attendance now as there is nothing really in place for them. Both churches have only a solo pastor. It is our hope that a model for youth ministry could be established during these hot summer months that could continue until the churches have the resources to hire an additional ministry partner, with young adult volunteers that the summer partner would train.

We are looking for a seminarian, preferably someone in an MDIV program with at least one year of seminary completed, who is headed into either youth and family ministry or the Pastorate. We are open to all genders and identities as well as all sexual orientations. We are looking to begin this journey with an interview day at PSR sometime in April 2016. Below is a partial list of our thoughts and needs:

1. Craft and Lead a weekly Youth gathering 6 grade-12 grade. (one youth group both churches) This can include christian education, daytime outings, pool parties, Amusement park visits, hiking etc.
2. Work with the Pastors in worship planning and leading.
3. Preach at Northwest 1/month and at First Christian once during the summer.
4. Train youth volunteers for future work.
5. Attend Church Council Meetings, reporting on work.
6. At the request of the pastor, visit shut ins and hospitals when needed.
7. Craft a learning and serving covenant with the pastors of each church.
8. Work up to 40 hours a week depending on the needs of the churches.
9. Must have a car.
10. Be willing to lead and minister within the parameters of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Theologies.
11. $5,000.00 summer stipend plus housing.

Those interested should send a letter of interest to both Rev. Greg Davis, Pastor Northwest Community United Church of Christ and Rev. Steve Willis, Pastor, First Christian Church (DOC) of Las Vegas. We will then notify you when we will be on the PSR campus.

We hope you will consider this unique opportunity with two wonderful Las Vegas churches. Excitement does not begin to describe our feelings at what you will teach us as we attempt to lead these important members of our communities in matters of faith and radical grace. Hope to hear from many of you soon!

Rev. Greg Davis, Pastor (PSR 2012)
Northwest Community Church, United Church of Christ, Las Vegas, Nevada
101 S. Rancho
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702-813-1591 (cell)
www.northwestcommunitychurch.us

Rev. Steve Willis, Pastor (Lexington Theological Seminary 2014)
First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ) of Las Vegas, Nevada
101 S. Rancho
Las Vegas, NV, 89106
702-301-1443 (cell)
www.fcclv.org

 

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