Employment at Northwoods Church

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Northwoods Community Church. Please take a few minutes to review the current job openings, then complete the application form below.

Contact jobs@northwoods.church with any questions.

Current Openings

Re:New Thrift Store Associate

Part time

The Re:New Thrift Store Associate will help to open and manage the Re:New thrift store in Galesburg.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working on the floor
      • Customer Services: Assist at the cash register during check out and assisting customers.
      • Hours: Open and close the store on assigned days and be available to work 1-2 Saturdays a month
      • Promotion: Responsible for creative ideas for arrangement and promotion of the store.
      • Pricing: Assist with pricing donations and display of donations.
      • Safety: Promote customer safety by following safety guidelines.
  • Store organization
      • Receiving: Assist with sorting clothes and other items in the receiving area. Assist customers bringing in donations.
      • Clothing: Sort and hang clothing and keep racks organized.
      • Preparation: Prepare items for display and sale (cleaning, pricing, stocking shelves).
      • Large donations: Pick up and moving of furniture and large donations.
      • Electronics: Check all electronics and price same before putting on display.
      • Housekeeping: Keep showroom in a neat and tidy order.

Interaction With Others

The Thrift Store Associate will work closely with the Team Leader and volunteers.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Have a positive attitude.

Educational and Experience Required

Education and experience to carry out the duties of this position is desired.

Missions Global Associate

Part time

The Missions Global Associate will help recruit, train and build Global Reach teams as a member of the Missions Team. The Missions Global Associate assists in facilitating all Global Reach mission teams, and specifically provides assistance to our Israel ministry partnerships; Israel tours; and India North ministry partnership. The Associate participates as a member of the Mission Leadership Team (MLT) and provides administrative support to the Missions/NSM Pastor.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Global Reach Ministry
    • Partnership Development: Provide support to the Missions/NSM Pastor and MLT in the development of Global Reach partnership relationships. Facilitate travel, resources, and team management of Global Reach teams/tours traveling to/from Israel and India North. Anticipate off-hour Ministry Partner and Team communications, primarily through WhatsApp.
    • Volunteers: Recruit and facilitate teams of volunteers to serve with our Global Reach partners.
    • Northwoods Ministry Serving Opportunities: Assist the various ministry teams of Northwoods with opportunities to help serve globally.
    • Communicate: Assist other Missions Associates in communicating partnership needs, creating a variety of effective ways—including the web, pamphlets, videos, TVs and testimonials—to share stories.
    • Assimilate: Work with other Missions Associates and Assimilation Director to help effectively assimilate the new volunteers into a serving role.
  • Ministry and Leadership Development
    • Partnership Development: Assist Missions/NSM Pastor in cultivating relationship through effective communication with Global Reach ministry partners.
    • Mission Team Lead Training-Israel & India North: Recruit, equip, and supervise Israel and India North Global Reach team leads and assist mission partnership teams. Organize all pre-service, in-service, and post-service debrief training opportunities for these Global Reach teams.
    • Mission Team Lead Training-Other Global Reach Partners: Assist other Missions Associates in doing same for all other Global Reach team leads.
    • Multiplication: Assist Missions/NSM Pastor in developing potential extended-stay mission team opportunities as next steps to Global Reach mission team opportunities.
  • Missions Ministry
    • Weekend Mission’s Communication: Assist with recruiting and training those who serve at our Mission’s Counters on weekends on all campuses.
    • Team Lead Support: Organize and supervise all supply donations according to Ministry Partner needs and specifications, packing nights, phone and WhatsApp communications for our Israel and North India Global Reach teams and tours.
    • SSSL: Assist Missions staff and volunteers who coordinate and direct Second Sunday Sack Lunch on all Northwoods campuses as a primary means of emphasizing global and local partnerships and providing host opportunities for Informational sessions.
    • Volunteer Care: Care for the health of Missions volunteers and help align servants with their giftedness.

Interaction With Others

This person will work closely with the Missions/NSM Pastor and other Missions Associates.

Desired Skills and Abilities

This individual should have high people skills with a background in customer service, the ability to build teams, cast vision, and train; as well, they should be competent in building processes and systems, and working with a variety of computer software programs.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Administration, Shepherding

Educational and Experience Required

College Degree, experience in customer service, and team development

Missions Local Associate

Part time

The Missions Local Associate will primarily be responsible for developing Local Impact ministry activities and serving opportunities for Northwoods attendees that reach past the walls of our church to those less fortunate. The Missions Local Associate assists in facilitating all Local Impact ministry teams and initiatives. The Associate participates as a member of the Mission Leadership Team (MLT) and provides administrative support to the Missions/NSM Pastor.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Local Impact Ministry
    • Partnership Development: Work with different directors of our partners in the community.
    • Volunteers: Recruit and develop teams of volunteers to serve with our Local Impact partners and other compassion needs in the Peoria area, nearby communities, and the U.S.A.
    • Northwoods Ministry Serving Opportunities: Assist the various ministry teams of Northwoods with opportunities to help serve outside of Northwoods.
    • Communicate: Work with the Northwoods Communications Director to communicate partnership needs, creating a variety of effective ways—including the web, pamphlets, videos and testimonials—to share stories.
    • Assimilate: Work with other Missions Associates and the Assimilation Director to help effectively assimilate the new volunteers into a serving role.
  • Ministry and Leadership Development
    • Partnership Development: Assist Missions/NSM Pastor in cultivating relationship through effective communication with Local Impact ministry partners.
    • Mission Team Lead Training-Operation Christmas Child (OCC) + other: Recruit, equip, and supervise OCC Local Impact team lead. Organize all pre-service, in-service, and post-service debrief training opportunities for these Local Impact mission teams.
    • Multiplication: Assist Missions/NSM Pastor in developing potential extended-stay mission team opportunities as next steps to Local Impact mission team opportunities.
  • Missions Ministry
    • Weekend Mission’s Communication: Assist with recruiting and training those who serve at our Mission’s Counters on weekends on all campuses.
    • Team Lead Support: Organize and supervise all supply donations according to Ministry Partner needs and specifications, packing nights, phone and WhatsApp communications for our Local Impact teams.
    • SSSL: Assist Missions staff and volunteers who coordinate and direct Second Sunday Sack Lunch on all Northwoods campuses as a primary means of emphasizing global and local partnerships and providing host opportunities for Informational sessions.
    • Volunteer Care: Care for the health of Missions volunteers and help align servants with their giftedness.

Interaction With Others

This person will work closely with the Missions/NSM Pastor and other Missions Associates.

Desired Skills and Abilities

This individual should have high people skills with a background in customer service, the ability to build teams, cast vision, and train; as well, they should be competent in building processes and systems, and working with a variety of computer software programs.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Administration, Shepherding

Educational and Experience Required

College Degree, experience in customer service, and team development

Children's Ministry 2nd-4th Grade Associate

Full Time

 The 2nd – 4th Grade Associate will provide key leadership over the Upper Elementary Ministry of Discoveryland, and family and children’s events. This position requires oversight of volunteers, facility, and resources required to effectively minister and care for these age groups. The associate will support the Children’s Ministry Pastor with both short term and long term projects, and assist in oversight of Discoveryland during weekend services. In addition, team building and volunteer care are critical to success.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leadership
    • Procedures: Develop processes and procedures to effectively train volunteers in Discoveryland. This effort would include: recruitment, shadow training, and formal training opportunities. These training initiatives would be carried out to ensure the effectiveness of our weekend programming and outreach efforts.
    • Coaching: Provide ministry coaching and accountability with upper elementary volunteers.
    • Resources: Ensure all volunteers are adequately resourced with supplies and curriculum.
    • Program Development: Develop creative programs by organizing teams of storytellers, drama teams, music leaders, and technical support personnel to integrate music, drama, video, and other creative art forms to enhance our teaching efforts during weekend services. Work closely with the Children’s Ministry Creative Developer to develop videos and media enhancements. Practices and technical run-throughs will be required well in advance of service times. This will require volunteer recruitment and close interaction with purchased curriculum.
    • Staging: Provide facility oversight by being responsible for the integrity of the staging areas for kids including: lighting, sound, video, staging props, and multi-media equipment.
    • Summer Programs: Help to organize a summer program by working with the Children’s Ministry Pastor to develop a scope and sequence for summer weekend teaching ministries, if needed. Interaction with paid summer interns will be expected if applicable.
    • Family & Children’s Events: Responsible for development and execution of family and children’s events (examples: Springhill Day Camp, Centered, Family Swim Night, etc.). Other events may include age specific events for children and ministry building events for volunteers.
    • Oversee: Assist with oversight of Discoveryland during our regular service times.
    • Church Membership: Attend the 4 Steps classes and complete church membership
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  • Secondary Responsibilities
    • Team Building: Assist the Children’s Ministry team in various projects as needed to build teamwork.
    • Volunteer Care: Provide care for the volunteers and ensure age graded volunteers are connected with each other through regular and frequent community building times.
    • Budget: Assist the Children’s Ministry Pastor with the preparation of the department’s annual budget.
    • Facility: Ensure facility and its contents are safe, clean, and in good order for every service. Interface with non-Discoveryland room users as requested by the Children’s Pastor.
    • Communication: Parent and volunteer communication.
  • Accountability: The following is a list of things for which the Associate would be held accountable:
    • Staff Meetings: Attend monthly staff meetings for global, visionary, and organizational matters.
    • Departmental Meetings: Attend Discoveryland meetings to ensure personal integrity and fidelity in your personal and spiritual life.
    • Continuing Education: Use of continued education to develop his/her talents to model excellence in the ministry through attendance at conferences, seminars, classes, etc.
    • Bridge Building: Maintain bridge building through regular outside contact and specific bridge building with seekers through a self-chosen avenue of opportunity.

Interaction With Others

This person will work most closely with Discoveryland paid staff as well as ministry volunteers and parents. In addition, networking with other children’s ministries for problem solving and creative solutions will be helpful.

Desired Skills and Abilities

Should possess a heart for God and skills in loving adults and children. This person will possess the ability to see and communicate “the big picture” or how a lesson/event will look as a whole with attention to detail and methods of delivery.

Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Creative Communication, Leadership, Administration, Shepherding, and Wisdom

Educational and Experience Required

Music, Drama, and Teaching.   Plus a thorough understanding of, commitment to, and hands on experience with directing programming elements and volunteer personnel.

High school diploma, college, and at least two years’ experience in Elementary Education or Children’s Ministry

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