Hiring!

Toledo Mennonite Church seeks qualified candidates for the position of Church Administrator.  The Church Administrator works in close collaboration with the Pastor to meet the administrative and communication needs of the congregation.  Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Joel Shenk, Pastor of Toledo Mennonite Church.  The position is currently open until filled.  

 16 hrs. Per Week

$12.00 - $14.00 per hour based on experience

Toledo Mennonite Church is a Christian faith community.  We believe that Jesus is the center of our work, Christian community is the center of our lives, and reconciliation with God and others is the center of our work.  As a Mennonite Church, we are a peace church, believing and following Jesus’ teaching on nonviolence.

Our mission is to seek Christ’s peace in Toledo and beyond.  Our guideposts of this is to be the church, call people to be disciples of Jesus, engage the scriptures through the lenses of Jesus, and live as ambassadors for Christ in our neighborhoods.  In doing this, we hope that by the power of the Holy Spirit at work within us, God’s healing and hope would flow through us to the world. 

 

If you are drawn to this vision, and would like to be a part of coordinating how it happens, please apply. 

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; perform repetitive motion data entry; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

 

 

 

Church Administrator 

Toledo Mennonite Church

A.    Personal Qualities, Skills, and Experience

  1. Personal Qualities

    1. Personal and active faith in Christ

    2. Service-oriented and can handle a wide variety of tasks with grace

    3. Gracious presence to all persons who come into or call the church

    4. Responsible in integrity and confidentiality

    5. Organized

    6. Self-motivated team member who is supportive, accountable and responsive to changes and suggestions

    7. Works well under the pressure of crisis and in times of special need (e.g. funerals), showing flexibility and creativity.

  1. Skills

    1. Computer competence to produce print and digital communication

    2. Operation and trouble-shooting of office equipment (e.g. computer, copier, fax machine)

    3. Editorial, copy-editing and proof-reading skills

    4. Basic bookkeeping and data entry

    5. Ability to communicate and coordinate clearly in person, on phone, and through email

    6. Ability to take initiative in managing the office

  1. Experience

    1. High School Diploma, college preferred

    2. 3-5 years work history

    3. Active involvement in a Christian faith community preferred

B.    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned in communication with the Pastor. 

1.     Office Administration

a.     Serve as the receptionist for the church office

b.     Maintain church office (i.e. supplies, equipment, mailings, copies, etc)

c.     Maintain the master Calendar for Toledo Mennonite Church

d.     Maintain files of correspondence and church records, (mailing list, membership, birthdays/anniversaries, meeting minutes, etc.) 

e.     Distribute, gather, and tabulate information for the Gifts & Ministries Discernment Committee; prepare slate of ministries ballot

f.      Assume responsibility for the preparation of the Annual Report, telephone directory, and any other special projects

g.     Distribute keys for the church building as needed

h.     Print certificates for baby dedications, baptisms, membership transfers, weddings, etc.

i.      Light office cleaning  

2.     Communication

a.     Prepare and type bulletins for Sunday worship and special events

b.     Coordinate the schedule of volunteers for Sunday worship and special events in the following areas: worship leaders, song leaders, accompanists, scripture readers, ushers, sound technicians, and nursery.

c.     Maintain and/or create new systems of communication for TMC participants and the larger Toledo Community

d.     Update church sign as need (minimal)

e.     Assist the Pastor with communications as requested (minimal) 

f.      Distribute press releases and other congregational information to newspapers and denominational publications (i.e. Ohio Evangel)

 1.     Bookkeeping

a.     Review for reasonableness and process all accounts payable check requests, purchase orders, and invoices, handle inquiries from vendors, and maintain up to date and orderly vendor files

b.     Assist the TMC Treasurer on managing and reconciling the TMC Quick Books

c.     Assist the TMC Treasurer in counting all donations and maintaining donor records

d.     Prepare and make bank deposits

A.    Appointment and Relationship to Church Structure

  1. The Leadership Team, based on a proposal by the Pastor, secures the Church Administrator

  2. The Church Administrator is accountable to the Pastor. There will be an annual evaluation by the Pastor with a recommendation given to The Leadership Team. The Pastor will work will work with the Church Administrator in making changes in the job description as needed as employment continues

  3. The Treasurer and The Leadership Team will determine salary each year in consultation with the Church Administrator and the Pastor

  4. Relate to the Compassion Fund Committee as a non-voting member; communicate requests to the appropriate committee members, and assist with distribution as requested

  5. Assist with communication between commissions as necessary

  6. This position has no supervisory responsibilities

  7. All employees of Toledo Mennonite Church are required to know and adhere to the policies and procedures which pertain to his/her position.

Ted and Co.

Friday, June 7, 2019

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Toledo Mennonite Church (map)

Admission is $10 and open to the public. Sponsored by NAMI Toledo Mental Health Faith Council.

Purchase Tickets here - link takes you to an eventbrite page

In this gritty and dramatic play, Ted Swartz walks us through his relationship with friend and business partner, Lee Eshleman, who took his own life in 2007. Ted explores the paradox of working with a comedic partner struggling with bipolar disorder, as well as the challenge of writing and performing stories about God while experiencing the absence of God after Lee’s death.

Using multi-media and his twenty years of storytelling experience, Laughter is Sacred Space is honest, funny and vulnerable, and reveals the unique journey of working as a comedic actor under the shadow of a mental illness, and offers hope and humor in a way that only Ted could deliver.


Beating Guns

Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin are taking the "Beating Guns" book and their forge on the road with the Beating Guns Tour, a 90-minute event that will feature music, art, and stories of people impacted by gun violence, culminating with an invitation for the audience to take the hammer and transform a gun into garden tools.

Join us at Toledo Mennonite Church on Monday April 15, from 6:00-8:00 in a discussion about what America could look like if we beat the guns in our streets and addressed the triggers in our hearts. This event will feature the forging of a gun into a garden tool and bluegrass music by Cottonwood Jam String Band. Join the journey to end gun violence, to see how we can change our culture and do something about the massive toll that gun violence takes on our country.

This event is free to attend, but please register in advance here
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beating-guns-tour-toledo-oh-tickets-55057307890