The Ukraine-Russia Conflict Considered Theologically

The Ukraine-Russia Conflict Considered Theologically

The Ukraine-Russia Conflict Considered Theologically

As the threat of Russian invasion of Ukraine intensifies, how can we think theologically about it and what do churches in Russia and Ukraine say about it? We will explore these questions in two Zoom sessions: On Wednesday, Feb 16 at 10:00, former PCUSA mission coworker Dr. Eric Hinderliter will lead a discussion guided by the Confession of 1967 and the gospel mandate for reconciliation. On Thursday, Feb 24, at 10:00, PCUSA mission coworker Ellen Smith will relay perspectives of Russian and Ukrainian churches and the challenges they face. Register here for one or both Zoom sessions.

 

LEADERSHIP

Eric L. Hinderliter was a PCUSA mission co-worker commissioned by the General Assembly in 2001. He served as a teacher at LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania from 2001 to 2019, along with his wife Rebecca, also a mission co-worker. He is an elder in the PCUSA. Eric taught economics and theology courses: He tutored in a men’s prison in Lithuania for 11 years. Prior to LCC, he was the executive director of Central Pennsylvania Legal Services and worked in community development for the cities of Harrisburg and Lancaster. He graduated from Allegheny College; earned an M.A., and Ph.D. in German History from Brown University, Providence, RI, and an MS in faith-based Economic Development, Eastern College (now University), St. David’s, PA. He also studied theology at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He retired in 2017 and now lives in Cary North Carolina with his wife of 50 years Rebecca.

Ellen Smith is PCUSA Regional Liaison for Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland). Since 1999, Ellen has helped several PCUSA congregations form partnerships with Baptist, Lutheran, and Orthodox churches in Russia and established relationships with church leaders across the region.

Director of Outreach and Discipleship at Ankeny Presbyterian Church

Director of Outreach and Discipleship at Ankeny Presbyterian Church

Director of Outreach and Discipleship at Ankeny Presbyterian Church

 

Ankeny Presbyterian Church, a 185-member congregation of the PC(USA), is seeking a full-time Director of Outreach and Discipleship (including Christian Education).  This person will guide us in reaching new people and developing innovative discipleship strategies.  Ankeny is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest and offers plentiful opportunities for ministry.  APC is located in a stable neighborhood with an excellent facility, strong financial resources, and committed leadership with a vision for sharing God’s love in our neighborhood and beyond. The starting salary is between $36,000 and $40,000, commensurate with experience.  We offer paid vacation, medical expense assistance, flexible hours, and multiple paid holidays.  We are open to negotiation. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Eric Pasanchin.  To learn more about the church, visit www.ankenypcusa.org.

Director for Lakeshore Center

Director for Lakeshore Center

Director for Lakeshore Center

Lakeshore (Camp and Retreat) Center on Lake Okoboji, Iowa is looking for a talented leader to create a welcoming space for spiritual formation and rental groups.  Hospitality, building and grounds management, staff and volunteer oversight, program development, communication (written and verbal), financial administration, and building donor relationships are all required skills.

Compensation starts at $55,000, plus housing and benefits.

Job description: LCO Director

Finance Director at Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines

Finance Director at Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines

Finance Director at Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines

Finance Director
Central Presbyterian Church of Des Moines

Half-time (approximately 20 hours/week)

Responsible for all bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management functions

Beginning February 1, 2022

Annual salary: $24,000 to 26,000
More information: CPC Finance Director position

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] by December 15, 2021

 

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames

Collegiate Presbyterian Church is seeking applicants for a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries! The Director will engage with children, youth, and families by providing programming, mission, and worship opportunities that align with the core values of the church.

The successful candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, and have a passion for working with children. The ability to lead youth of all ages and provide a safe, fun, and inclusive environment is imperative. The candidate will have the ability to develop and implement Christian education programs in a way that is engaging and meaningful for youth of all ages and backgrounds.

For a full position description, visit our website: www.cpcames.org

To apply, please submit your resume to: Children, Youth and Family Ministries Search Team: [email protected]

For questions, contact: Alisa Frandsen: 515-291-3139

More information: Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries job description