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Jason Ferguson – Pastor

Rev. Jason Ferguson is the pastor at All Souls Church (Interdenominational) in Scott, Arkansas, a rural/suburban community just East of Little Rock, Arkansas. All Souls was founded in 1906 by a diverse group of Christians from different denominational backgrounds who wanted Scott to have its own church instead of commuting in to Little Rock and North Little Rock for worship. It was important to the church founders that “All Souls” were welcome regardless of their Christian faith heritage. All Souls Church is a warm, welcoming community of faith with people of all ages from various faith traditions and theological perspectives. There is a full-service well-staffed nursery, age appropriate children and teen Sunday school classes and a diverse offering of Adult Sunday School Classes that glorify God by helping nonbelievers and believers evolve and grow into committed mature passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Worship is each Sunday at 11 a.m. consisting of scripture, hymns, a profession of faith, a children’s lesson, a sermon and communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Ferguson has been pastoring mainline churches in Kansas and Arkansas since 2002. He is ordained in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and licensed by the United Methodist Church. Jason believes vital mainline churches are key to reaching new and older generations of adults who have been hurt and turned off by more intolerant expressions of the Christian Faith. Jason believes that God’s Love is the only thing that is truly eternal and that churches and Christians should be ever striving to be led by God’s Love which connects us all instead of fear which divides us.

Pastor Jason earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Saint Paul School of Theology (United Methodist Seminary) in Kansas City, Missouri. He also graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Jason also completed an 18-month clinical residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in pastoral psychotherapy accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Jason is married to Amy the love of his life and a critical partner in every dimension of his life. They have one dog son Archie who is around 92 years of age in people years.

Jacob Sisson – Worship Leader and Organist

Jacob Sisson - All Souls Interdenominational ChurchJacob Sisson has served in worship ministry for over 20 years in central Arkansas. He came to the church staff of All Souls in June 2018 to serve as organist and lead worship leader for all church services. Jacob’s passion is to use his musical talent and spiritual gifts to facilitate worship and serving within and outside the church. He is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas receiving both his Bachelors of Science in Middle Level Education and Master’s in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning. He has worked in public school education for over 13 years, and currently serves as the central Arkansas Math Specialist with the University of Central Arkansas STEM Institute in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education. His favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:38-39, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

 


Youth Pastor Opening

Position:                    Youth Director

Supervisor:                 Pastor

Position Purpose:     To develop, direct and lead the youth program for 6th through 12th grade.  The position shall seek to foster Christian relationships, commitment to the church and a ministry that provides a process for becoming a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.  

Responsibilities:         Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the Pastor. The following are the major responsibilities of the Youth Director.

        1. The Director will develop and lead Youth church during the Sunday worship hour for 6th through 12th grade.
        2. The Director will maintain visibility and oversee the Jr. High and Sr. High classes and teachers during Sunday School.
        3. The Director will establish a youth ministry team to help oversee the ministry; recruit and train team members.
        4. The Director will plan and implement age appropriate activities.
        5. The Youth Director and the Children’s Director will co-lead and implement church wide events such as Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat and Christmas Caroling.
        6. The director will support and encourage youth participation at the annual Brookhill or High Point summer church camp.
        7. The Director will notify the supervising pastor prior to all absences and provide a suitable substitute in case of anticipated absence.
        8. The Director will develop relationships with parents of involved children to provide encouragement and support of the ministry.
        9. The Director will work under the direction of the Church Pastor, communicate regularly with the Christian Education Committee and provide an annual report to the Board of Directors.
        10. The Director should be available on Sundays and Wednesday nights.
        11. The Director will organize, plan and implement a youth outreach program.
        12. The Director will have an appreciation for Christian music and have a willingness to incorporate music and other multimedia into programs planned for and written by youth.
        13. The Director will organize, plan and facilitate regularly scheduled youth meetings, encourage and assist the youth in preparing devotions for general assembly, VBS, etc.
        14. The Director will assist the youth in coordinating designated Sunday services.
        15. The Director will oversee the recruitment and training of adult volunteers to work with the children.
        16. The Director will submit an annual budget request to the Christian Education committee every October.
        17. The Director will coordinate fund raising events to offset the cost of summer camp or other youth department needs.
        18. The Director will keep the congregation informed of youth events by coordinating the publicity of youth activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church (quarterly newsletter, special mailings, posters, bulletin announcements, website, Facebook, sign on highway or posting to bulletin board in hallway)
        19. The Director will meet regularly with the supervising pastor as needed at a time mutually agreed upon.
        20. The Director will refer prospective families for membership and unusual circumstances where follow-up is desirable to the supervising pastor.
        21.  

Qualifications:           

  1. Commitment to Jesus Christ with a clear understanding of Christian faith.
  2. Outgoing personality and ability to work well with youth and adults.
  3. High organization skills.
  4. Understanding of and the commitment to the Christian education.
  5. Agree to background check.

 


Children’s Director Opening

Position:                    Preschool and Children’s Director

Supervisor:                 Pastor

Position Purpose:     To develop, direct and lead the children’s program for Pre-K (age 4) through 5th grade.  The position shall seek to foster Christian relationships, commitment to the church and a ministry that provides a process for becoming a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.  

Responsibilities:         Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the Pastor. The following are the major responsibilities of the Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry. 

        1. The Director will develop and lead a Children’s church during the Sunday worship hour for all preschool and children through 5th grade.
        2. The Director will maintain visibility and oversee the children’s classes and teachers during Sunday School.
        3. The Director will establish a children’s ministry team to help oversee the ministry; recruit and train team members.
        4. The Director will plan and implement age appropriate activities.
        5. The Children’sDirector and the Youth Director will co-lead and implement church wide events such as Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat and Christmas Caroling.
        6. The director will support and encourage childrens’s participation at the annual Brookhill summer church camp.
        7. The Director will notify the supervising pastor prior to all absences and provide a suitable substitute in case of anticipated absence.
        8. The Director will develop relationships with parents of involved children to provide encouragement and support of the ministry.
        9. The Director will work under the direction of the Church Pastor, communicate regularly with the Christian Education Committee and provide an annual report to the Board of Directors.
        10. The Director should be available on Sundays and Wednesday nights.
        11. The Director will organize, plan and implement a children’s outreach program.
        12. The Director will have an appreciation for Christian music and have a willingness to incorporate music and other multimedia into programs planned for and written by the children.
        13. The Director will organize, plan and facilitate regularly scheduled children’s meetings, encourage and assist the children in preparing devotions for general assembly, VBS, etc.
        14. The Director will assist the children in coordinating designated Sunday services.
        15. The Director will oversee the recruitment and training of adult volunteers and older youth to work with the children.
        16. The Director will submit an annual budget request to the Christian Education committee every October.
        17. The Director will coordinate fund raising events to offset the cost of summer camp or other Pre School or Children’s department needs.
        18. The Director will keep the congregation informed of children’s events by coordinating the publicity of children’s activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church (quarterly newsletter, special mailings, posters, bulletin announcements, website, Facebook, sign on highway or posting to bulletin board in hallway)
        19. The Director will meet regularly with the supervising pastor as needed at a time mutually agreed upon.
        20. The Director will refer prospective families for membership and unusual circumstances where follow-up is desirable to the supervising pastor.
        21.  

Qualifications:           

  1. Commitment to Jesus Christ with a clear understanding of Christian faith.
  2. Outgoing personality and ability to work well with children and adults.
  3. High organization skills.
  4. Understanding of and the commitment to the Christian education.
  5. Agree to background check.

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