SIBC is now accepting applicants for an administrative assistant position. If interested, please send a current resume to Jon Goldsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Purpose: To perform secretarial and administrative tasks, under the general day-to-day supervision of the Pastor, that will support the overall function and activities of the church. The Admin is on the front lines and is often the first person the public sees or talks to. In that sense, the Admin represents the pastor and church to many visitors or callers.
As an Expat church in a fluid environment, our unique ministry needs a capable individual who can provide administrative support to tie our various ministries together. The person selected must strive to engender a hospitable and comforting environment to those who enter SIBC’s doors. In addition, the person selected must be technologically savvy, as administrative responsibilities grow more challenging each year as technology advances.
Required Skills and Personal Traits
- A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and strong desire to serve within a church.
- Outstanding “I care” people skills.
- Excellent clerical, communications, computer and organizational skills.
- Effective verbal, writing, editorial and publishing skills, especially MS Word, Excel ,Publisher and Powerpoint; able to prepare Sr. Pastor’s sermon Powerpoint slides as well as other graphics.
- Must have an attitude toward role as “another minister” of the church, not just “office help”.
- Ability to protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality. Wisdom to refrain from indiscriminately sharing information is critical.
- Willingness to learn new skills and work as a team player; in addition, overall dependability and accessibility are very important.
- English language skills required; Korean language is a plus. English must be at a “native” level of grammar, spelling, syntax, colloquialisms, etc., to be able to catch errors in draft publications.
- Support for Congregation and Guests – The Church Admin will greet all visitors and members as they enter the building and will assist them as needed during office hours. While not involved with every church ministry, the Admin needs to know what our ministries are, who the point of contact for each ministry is, and general knowledge of our programs.
- Telephone Coordination – The Admin will become the “during-the-week-voice” of the church. This person must be able to communicate effectively in a broad range of areas by fielding phone calls and communicating messages to the Pastor and other staff members.
- Correspondence – Compose letters as requested and insure that all correspondence is mailed in a timely manner.
- Maintenance of Office Equipment – Operate, clean regularly and recommend needs for all office equipment including copier, computer, etc.
- Maintaining Church Records, to include member contact information, baptisms, ordinations, etc.
- Preparation of Bulletin, and other material– Keep an up-to-date master calendar of events, gather information, create, proof and publish the weekly bulletin. Prepare bulletin inserts for activities such as “Pizza with the Pastor” and New Members Class. Recommend updates to the church website. Organize input for weekly staff meetings. Edit Pastor’s blogs, Seouljourner, Naptime Reader and other publications. Prepare e-mails to various SIBC members, teams as directed.
- Maintenance of Office Files – Keep all files in orderly manner and in both soft and hard copy as needed for church operations.
- Petty Cash – Maintain petty cash account and organize all receipts; act as a purchasing agent for minor ministry needs.
- Office Supplies – Maintain inventory of office supplies and make materials available to staff and members as needed.
- Bulletin Boards – Maintain bulletin boards and church calendars with current events.
- Additional responsibilities and duties as directed by Pastor and/or Chairman of Deacons.
Minimum of one year experience in performing general office work to include duties such as telephone usage, filing, typing, handling questions and/or complaints, data entry, computer usage and/or bookkeeping/accounting.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary to be Won 2,000,000 per month, with employee responsible for his/her taxes.
- Employee will be added to SIBC’s Group Life Insurance Policy.
- Employee will have three weeks paid leave per year initially.
- Employee work schedule (40 hours a week) will be scheduled by Senior Pastor.
Performance reviews will be conducted quarterly by the Senior Pastor, Chairman of Deacons, and Vice Chairman. Duration of this agreement will be six months, extendable to 12 months if performance reviews are satisfactory.
Come on out to The BIG READ this Saturday, Nov 16th at SIBC! We gather a group to read through sections of the Bible that are often overlooked in personal study. This time, we’ll be reading Ezra, Nehemiah, and Daniel.
The reading will take a significant portion of time, so if you’re not available for all of it, come and stay for as long as you like. The group will be meeting in the SIBC lobby.
Please join us on Sunday November 3rd for our Annual Fall Festival! This is the time of the year when many cultures celebrate the harvest and give thanks for what they have. We celebrate this with a potluck style meal with diverse dishes made by our church members from around the world.
The meal starts immediately after the 11 AM service, which will be around 1 PM. Please bring a dish to share if you are able, though we’d love to see you there even without a dish!
This is the study guide for the thirteenth and final installment of the Elijah Series. You can read it below, or download a pdf version(coming soon!) to review or print. Click here to download or listen to the sermon for Part 13.
Passing the Mantle
Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over. (2 Kings 2:13-15, NIV)
Relationships are the life line of the Christian faith. Christianity is, at its core, a relationship with the Creator through His Son, Jesus Christ. It is also relationships with others through our common Lord, example, and teacher, Jesus. Loving God with all our being and loving others as we love ourselves is the focus, purpose, and end of all that the Scriptures teach. This is how the mantle of a living faith is passed from one generation to the next and this is how Elijah spent the last decade of his fourteen year ministry. Read more >>
This is the study guide for the twelfth installment of the Elijah Series. You can read it below, or download a pdf version(coming soon!) to review or print. Click here to download or listen to the sermon for Part 12.
When God Disappoints Us
“What are you doing here, Elijah? . . . I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.” (I Kings 19:9- 10, NIV)
I came very close to leaving the ministry. It was in my first full time church. I served for three years and during that time our church in Texas saw incredible growth. Large numbers of people came to Christ and the church expanded considerably. Unfortunately, the “powers to be” in this century old church felt threatened by the growth and changes and engineered a church vote based on absentee ballots, many of which came from out of town and out of state. As a result I was terminated as pastor. Read more >>
This is the study guide for the eleventh installment of the Elijah Series. You can read it below, or download a pdf version to review or print. Click here to download or listen to the sermon for Part 11.
“Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die.” (I Kings 19:3-4, NIV)
“. . . he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness” is a telling phrase as we read Elijah’s story in I Kings, chapter nineteen. The emphasis of the writer is clearly on the fact that the prophet is now alone, all alone. Collapsing under a broom tree in the middle of nowhere he hits rock bottom, praying for God to end his life. Read more >>
The homogeneous church growth principle teaches that the fastest growing churches are those that appeal to people of similar origins, interest, and other factors of conformity. It is a practical approach to growing churches, and it works, but I don’t believe it is God’s ideal. Read more >>
“Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice . . . meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling.” (I Kings 19: 38, 45, NIV)
After three and one half years of obscurity and hiding, Elijah emerges to challenge the prophets of Baal to a very public showdown. Mount Carmel, one of the most fertile places in Israel, is where the confrontation between God’s prophet and the false prophets of Baal took place. Read more >>
What is wrong with the church? I had an interesting lunch this week. A young man and his family recently attended SIBC. Their only reason for attending was to satisfy the desire of visiting parents to attend church. Like so many others I have met in recent years, this young man belongs to a growing community of people who, while believing in Christ, are disenfranchised with the church.
To be honest, I understand their feelings. Most of the current community of the disenfranchised grew up in church. Many still remain committed to the reality of Christ. The problem most of these people have is twofold. Read more >>
The Spirit of Jezebel
Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.” (I Kings 18:19, NIV)
My wife gave me a birthday card a few years back. On the front cover was a picture of a lion seated on a throne. The card read, Happy Birthday to the King! When the card was opened a lioness popped out from behind the throne and the inside of the card read; From the power behind the throne. Read more >>