Youth & Children’s Director – FT – Galveston, IN

July 30th, 2014

Job Title: Children’s and Youth Director

Supervised by: Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee

General Responsibilities

A. Children’s Ministry

  1.  Children’s Church
  2.  Vacation Bible School
  3.  ECHO Afterschool
  4.  Involvement outside of church

B. Youth Ministry

  1.  Rooted and Shine
  2.  Church Camp
  3.  Involvement outside of church

C. General

- Meet regularly with Senior Pastor for purposes of communication and planning
- Attend and participate in GUMC Sr. Breakfast
- Prepare a monthly report for Staff Parish Relation Committee
- Participate in Sunday Worship and other Worship Services as able
- Keep Office Hours as available
- Be available to participate in job related church committees
-  Communications
-  Meet with children, youth and family ministry team for planning, vision and other ministry needs
-  Any other duties as deemed necessary by the Senior Pastor.

For Terms of Employment, Salary, Benefits and more specific job details please contact us at:

Kyle Dixon
Phone: 765-753-0099

Galveston United Methodist Church

Worship Leader Needed – PT – Ligonier UMC

July 30th, 2014

Ligonier United Methodist Ministries
466 Townline Road, POB 66, Ligonier, IN 46767

Phone: 260-894-3765
Fax: 260-894-4743

Director of Youth Ministries – Franklin, IN

July 30th, 2014

Needed – Director of Children’s Ministry – Franklin, IN

July 30th, 2014

Twelve Lancer Squads Named NAIA Scholar-Teams

July 23rd, 2014

Twelve of Grace’s athletic programs received the academic distinction of being NAIA Scholar-Teams for the 2013-14 season.

Grace landed two squads in the nation’s top 100 overall for GPA, including women’s soccer and women’s tennis. The women’s soccer team, coached by Michael Voss, led all NAIA women’s soccer programs with a sparkling 3.75 GPA. It was the team’s third straight year leading its sport in GPA to claim an unofficial academic national championship.

Women’s tennis, led by first-year head coach Scott Moore, posted a 3.65 GPA to finish 57th overall across all teams. They boasted the second-highest GPA in the Crossroads League and 11th-highest in their sport.

“The continued academic excellence that our athletic programs achieve is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our coaches and student-athletes,” said Grace athletic director Chad Briscoe. “These prestigious awards are a great reflection of the pursuit of academic and athletic Christian excellence that our programs strive for at Grace. The academic recognition of all of our programs is a great reflection on Grace College and Grace Athletics.”

Men’s basketball and men’s soccer also finished in the top three of the Crossroads League. The men’s basketball team, coached by Jim Kessler, finished No. 2 in the CL and No. 6 in the sport with a 3.37 GPA. Men’s soccer ranked No. 3 in the CL and No. 11 in the sport with a 3.26 GPA under coach Matt Hotchkin.

Other Lancer programs named NAIA Scholar-Teams include: softball (3.43 GPA), women’s track and field (3.41), volleyball, (3.37), women’s basketball (3.37), women’s cross country (3.35), baseball (3.22), men’s track and field (3.16) and men’s tennis (3.13).

To achieve Scholar-Team status from the NAIA, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team GPA includes all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.

To view the complete release, including a list of all Scholar-Teams sorted by GPA and by school, click here.

Senior Pastor Needed – FT – Meadville, PA

July 3rd, 2014

CalvaryBaptistChurch is looking for a senior pastor who will be a well-educated man with an ability to preach accurately and passionately from God’s Word as this has been a long standing mark of this church and reconfirmed by a poll of our current congregation. As spelled out in Scripture, we are also looking for a family man who leads his household well.  He must be able to lead lay pastors, be self-motivated, and have the energy to do the work of the ministry without a paid pastoral staff at the time of his hiring. He must also have a heart for foreign missions as well as local outreach/evangelistic ministries.

For more information OR to apply please visit the church website:

At the bottom of website, select “Candidates”

Then enter password: titus1

This will open up to the church’s mission and job description.

Center Receives National Grant

June 30th, 2014

Nate Bosch (pictured in middle), Director of the Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College, accepts grant from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. with Gabe Douglas (picture on left), Sales Manager at Toyota of Warsaw, and John Rice (pictured on right), General Manager at Toyota of Warsaw.

The Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College received $15,000 from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. to promote environmental education through water-related STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives in local schools and through the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival community education initiative.

The center is using the money to increase environmental literacy in the northern Indiana region as it relates to understanding and taking care of the many local lakes and streams.

“With the help of Toyota of Warsaw, this is the second substantial grant we’ve received from Toyota and we’re honored that they’ve chosen to invest in our particular region, having recognized the uniqueness of our water resources and the need to take better care of them,” said Nate Bosch, center director.  The first grant from Toyota came last year in the amount of $25,000 such that the center has now received a total of $40,000 from Toyota.

The center serves nearly 3,000 K-12 students every academic year. Public, private and homeschool students engage in hands-on lake and stream learning experiences through programs like Lake in the Classroom, Field Days and the Wonderful Water Student Art Contest.

The grant also helped fund the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, which took place June 6-15. Nearly 5,000 people got to experience and learn about the lakes through opportunities like free canoe rentals, fishing workshops and hands-on demonstrations by leading water-related nonprofits and government agencies.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, they share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit and

The Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents, and collaborates with local organizations in efforts to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County cleaner. More information is available at

Former Grace Faculty Member Ron Henry Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 23rd, 2014

Former Grace College Dean of Enrollment and faculty member Ron Henry was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP). Henry served Grace College for over 50 years in various positions, and played an integral part in creating the NACCAP organization over 40 years ago.

Henry was honored on Sunday, June 1 at the opening session of the NACCAP conference, held this year at John Brown University in Arkansas.  Eight members of the current Admissions team were present at the conference, along with over 500 admissions professionals from around the nation.

Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip said, “I began my career at Grace College as an admissions counselor in 1974. Ron believed in me and gave me my first position with Grace. Katip went on to say, “Ron Henry personifies the early years in college admissions and on behalf of the entire Grace community, I want to wish him a hearty congratulations.”

Since 1970, NACCAP has been the foremost professional enrollment organization promoting career development, spiritual growth, and mutual cooperation between United States and Canadian institutions of Christian education. NACCAP desires to serve the interests of its member institutions and students seeking admission into Christian colleges, universities, graduate schools, and seminaries by providing professional accountability, support and recruitment standards.

Faculty and Staff Members of Grace College Honored for Years of Service

June 20th, 2014

Back Row: Glenn Goldsmith (15 yrs), Dr. James Swanson (20 yrs) Third Row: Dr. William Katip, Dr. Mark Norris (10 yrs) Second Row: Sandra Ide (10 yrs), Deb Musser (20 yrs), Leana Allison (25 yrs), Melissa Chappell (10 yrs), Deb Katip, Chad Briscoe (5 yrs), Dr. Roger Peugh (25 yrs), Dr. Nate Bosch (5 yrs), Susan Koser (10 yrs) Front Row: Sina Locke (15 yrs), Deonda Jones (20 yrs), Tonya Cardin (5 yrs), Collette Olson (20 yrs), Christine French (5 yrs), Scott Blum (10 yrs), Charlanne Wolff (5 yrs), Carol Vosberg (20 yrs) Not Pictured: Mike Alejado (5 yrs), Heather Johnson (5 yrs), Kim Reiff (5 yrs) and Mike Yocum (20 yrs)

Each year, Grace honors faculty and staff who have served the college for five years, and again every five years thereafter. This year, Grace honored 23 members of the college and seminary at their annual luncheon. First-time honorees included Mike Alejado, assistant volleyball coach; Chad Briscoe, athletic director; Dr. Nate Bosch, associate professor of Environmental Science; Tonya Cardin, office manager for the School of Ministry; Christine French, coordinator of Special Needs Services; Heather Johnson, head softball coach; Kim Reiff, chair of the Art Department; and Charlanne Wolff, counselor.

Ten-year honorees included Scott Blum, women’s basketball coach; Melissa Chappell, staff accountant; Sandy Ide, student accounts manager; Sue Koser, registration technician; and Dr. Mark Norris, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Fifteen-year honorees included Glenn Goldsmith, off-campus student coordinator and assistant chief of Campus Safety and Sina Locke, administrative assistant for Student Affairs and Academic Services.

Six individuals were honored for 20 years of service, including Deonda Jones, OIT programmer and analyst; Deb Musser, director of the counseling center; Collette Olson, payroll coordinator; Dr. Jim Swanson, vice president of Student Affairs and Academic Services; Carol Vosberg, administrative assistant in the School of Education; Mike Yocum, associate professor of Communication; Leana Allison, campus post office supervisor and Dr. Roger Peugh, campus prayer coordinator, were honored for 25 years of dedicated service as well.

“Grace College & Seminary would not be what it is today if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of so many individuals,” said Grace President Bill Katip. “Congratulations to all of our honorees this year. We are so thankful for each and every one of them.”

Various Positions Needed – Tippecanoe, IN

June 18th, 2014

The Riverview Community Church is currently seeking individuals to fill the following positions…


MINISTRY:     YOUTH DEPARTMENT, Teach, Encourage, Mentor, Sunday School, Youth Group (currently have several youth attending sporadically)

CONTACT:     Pastor Rod Ruberg, phone: 574-223-4193,

SUPPORT:     Weekly gas allowance (initially)

FUTURE:        Possible Internship or Associate Pastor


MINISTRY:     CHILDREN DEPARTMENT, Teach, Encourage, Build Sunday School, Children’s Churc

CONTACT:     Pastor Rod Ruberg, phone: 574-223-4193,

SUPPORT:     Weekly gas allowance (initially)

FUTURE:        Possible Internship or Associate Pastor


 MINISTRY:     MUSIC, Instrumentalist and/or Vocalist, Develop Music groups

CONTACT:     Pastor Rod Ruberg, phone:

SUPPORT:     Weekly gas allowance (initially)

FUTURE:        Possible Internship or Associate Pastor


Riverview Community Church is a conservative, non-denominational “Bible” church with a congregation of approximately 80.

3780 St. Rt. 110, Tippecanoe

(19.49 miles from Grace College)