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The following call is an intra-division call and is ONLY for volunteers from the North American Division (which includes the following countries: Bermuda, Canada, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, FS of, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, St. Pierre and Miquelon, United States).

Please do not apply unless you qualify as a North American Division "intra-division" volunteer.

Position Title: Urban Ministry Leader Call ID: NAD-IN.SSDA.2019.01
Request Num: SR20008 Date Call was Listed: Mar 4, 2019
Status: Active Last Updated: May 9, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  2 0 0 2
Position Description
Country: United States
Calling Organization: Sarasota SDA Church
Position Type(s): Pastor/Youth Min/Evan, Church Planting/Bible Work, Coordinator, Urban Centers of Influence (UCI)
Length of Service: 6-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Jun 3, 2019  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: May 31, 2020
Urgent? Yes
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Cancel call if not filled by: May 31, 2020
Duties:     Each of these two calls represents an opportunity for the volunteer to grow their capacity for leadership within the context of a community based urban ministry. Duties to be divided and shared between both volunteers include: Coordinating and leading/implementing Community Outreach efforts including two large community festivals/block parties (October & April); Coordinating and leading/guiding Sabbath Worship activities including small group Bible Study organizing; Contribute to small group Bible Studies by writing lessons for facilitators and coordinating other writers from local congregation; Deliver sermons 1-2 times a month; Attend and contribute to community meetings relevant to REACH Sarasota and the North Trail community; Maintain and foster relationship development with existing partner organizations of REACH Sarasota by assisting as needed; Host small group gatherings at the Ministry House; Maintain regular weekly hours at the Ministry Center (storefront). Volunteers are responsible for day to day upkeep of the Ministry House including care of a small lawn. **Important to Note: REACH Sarasota recognizes that no applicant will have all spiritual gifts, expertise, nor interest in this diverse list of responsibilities. Both volunteers will work with the supervising pastor to split up these responsibilities based on each individual's spiritual gifts, competencies, and interests.*
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Jun 3, 2019
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Modest and appropriate to the situation-Business casual dress is very often ideal(modest shorts ok for certain outreach and social activities) Men: Generally long pants Women: Dresses and women's pants are both acceptable
Unacceptable Dress:  Any logos or attire that promotes ideals contrary to Scripture and/or the mission of the church
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   2 BR/1BA ministry house located approx. 1 mile from REACH Sarasota, near the campus of Ringling College of Art and Design. Ministry house accommodations will be shared with another volunteer. House comes with basic furnishings(including some kitchen utensils/appliances and cleaning items). All utilities, on-site laundry, Wi-Fi and off-street parking included.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 19+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   Good communication skills; Experience relevant to working with people in an urban environment; Experience with community planning/development and/or evangelism helpful but not required.
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required, Spanish(Fair) Prefered
Minimum Education Preferred:  2 Years College/Univ
Concentration: Any
Trade/Skills: Volunteer should possess: Ability to connect with people from a broad range of backgrounds; Effective Communication Skills; Organization Skills and competency in basic word processing and social media. Creative/Design skills a plus but not required; Musician helpful but not required
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $ 700.00  
Other   Calling Organization    
Total monthly amount volunteer/sponsor must raise: $ 0.00
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Sarasota
Airport: Sarasota International (SRQ) or Tampa International (TPA)
Travel from Airport to Destination: Calling organization will provide transportation
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? No           Visa Type:
    Who Applies:
Work Permit Required? No  Who Applies:
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: TBD
Visa/Travel Details:
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Sarasota SDA Church
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Southern Union Conference
Calling Conference: Florida Conference
Country: United States
Specific Location
Specific Location : 4500 N. Tamiami Trail
Suite 2
Sarasota, Florida34234
United States
Supervisor: Campoli, Paul
Title: Pastor
Additional Information
REACH Sarasota is an outreach ministry of the Sarasota Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North Trail community of Sarasota, FL. The core values of REACH Sarasota are R-estoration E-mpowerment A-ction C-ommunity H-ope and the ministry operates from a storefront that is 17 miles from the sponsoring congregation's primary location. The storefront is 2 miles from city center. REACH Sarasota/Sarasota SDA Church partner with organizations such as Selah Freedom (to end sex-trafficking) the Tampa Bay Depression/Bi-Polar Support Alliance (DBSA) and the Campus Ministry Coalition for Ringling College of Art and Design, USF - Sarasota/Bradenton Campus, and New College of Florida.
Approved By:   Terry Marburger, Treasurer for Sarasota SDA Church on Mar 3, 2019. Entered by: Campoli, Paul
Approved By:   Terry Marburger, Treasurer for Sarasota SDA Church on May 9, 2019. Entered by: Campoli, Paul