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Why You'll Love These Opportunities

Vale Church presents outstanding next level opportunities in the midwest. Pastor Ted Max and his team have built a culture of authenticity, integrity, honesty and a relentless commitment to pursuing Kingdom R.O.I. in all that they do. Our church is going to the next level in our home base of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

Vale has grown from 500 to over 3,000 in just the last seven years and, even though Covid had limited gatherings, things don’t seem to be slowing down as momentum continues at Vale. 

Church Description

Vale Church is a dynamic church birthed in Bloomington, Illinois. It is a church with 60+ year roots that has experienced explosive growth over the past seven years. Vale Church is a church on the move. On an average weekend you will experience a welcoming environment, engaging teaching, and excellent worship. Since 2013 Vale Church has been making huge strides to reinvent and redefine itself within the community. It has seen tremendous growth and dramatic impact on people’s lives.

The church is known in the community for its missional philosophy. The staff is young and eager. This church is doing what others will not do in their community to reach those others will not reach. They believe reaching their community goes beyond our 4 walls and actually means getting their hands dirty to reach the community. Vale Church partners with several Christian organizations in town to reach people in ways that alone Vale could not reach. It is not about making Vale’s name great, but about making Jesus known.


current open positions

Communications Director
Classification: Full-Time

The Communications Director will report to and work closely with the Creative Arts Pastor, providing support for ministries, special programs, and assisting in the weekend services as needed, as well utilizing God’s gifts and calling in the following areas:

Major Responsibilities and Activities:

• Work alongside the rest of the communications team to create content that resources the core ministries of the church well.
• Communicate and further the vision and values of Vale through video, photography, and graphic design.
• Create compelling scripts that will draw people to action.
• Proactively seek out God stories and avenues in which those may occur; work with other ministries to surface and capture compelling life-change stories.
• Proactive member of Creative Arts team; consistently contributes creative ideas for video and other initiatives that further ministry goals and priorities; attend creative arts team meetings and others as required.
• Provide support to ministries as they maintain their Ministry Specific online presence. Has an understanding of Social Media advertising, and a history of successful promotional campaigns.
• Ability to recruit, train and develop of teams of communications volunteers, so that the various ministries of the church are supported with effective content capture.

• Effective Project manager. Having the ability to manage many ongoing projects for various ministry clients, with varying subtasks and due dates. Able to manage both ministry client relations, and communication team member’s workload.
• Be aware of what is going on in the life of the church and ready to capture moments that may not have been planned
• Understanding and ability to make website adjustments with the assistance of the Vale Church web provider

Outcomes and Results – Success in this position will result in:

• Communication team projects are managed well, so that deadlines are hit, and team members are not overloaded in the process.
• Communication and creative tools are utilized in an integrated approach – such as animating event graphics to use for video production as well as creating a stronger connection and influence with other Vale staff/contract artists, utilizing and developing designs that can complement and work well with all video and graphic support
• The core ministries of the church are resourced well with media support; teaching events, conferences and other church-wide endeavors are enhanced and supported by the Communications Team.
• Effective recruiting, training and development of 2-3 volunteer videographers, editors, and/or animators takes place within the first year of this position being filled, and a culture of team building and empowering of others remains a strong, ongoing value.


• Mature follower of Christ who supports the vision, mission, and culture of Vale Church
• Highly relational with an ability to “pull” good stories out of people that translates into compelling video – be an effective storyteller
• Ability to remain humble and flexible in the creative process; willingness to sacrifice artistic ambition in consideration of content, time restraints, and maintaining clarity for all audiences
• Ability to work in a complex, multifunctional environment with multiple projects running simultaneously
• Ability to “switch gears” on short notice and embrace flexibility when priorities shift
• Ability to translate spiritual concepts into visual representations
• Skilled in use industry standard design software

If you are interested in this position, please email with your resume and any other supporting documentation.

Classification: Full-Time

Position Description:
The biggest need for this team is a visionary with the ability to execute at a high level. Vale is ready for the leader that will take their kid’s ministry from a good ministry to a great ministry! The next Children’s Ministry leader has to be a vision caster that can inspire and equip the volunteers as well as lead the parents and families.

Key Responsibilities:
Oversee All of Vale Kids (Birth-5th grade)
Recruit, onboard, & develop a strategy for volunteerism
Plan, Create and execute Vale Kids outreach weekend events (3 per year)
Manage Vale Kids’ web presence via social media & website
Plan and execute four yearly Vale Kid volunteer gatherings
Manage Yearly Budget

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:
Vision Caster
Team Builder


Classification: Part Time
Reports to: Associate Pastor of Teaching

The Small Groups Associate should be someone who is :
• Able to love people over process, but realizes that processes are important in helping us love people well.
• Ready for a fast-paced environment that has high accountability, but also allows for learning, flexibility, and freedom in how tasks are carried out.
• A problem-solver with the ability to come up with creative solutions.
• Detail-oriented
• Willing to meet people where they are and help them in finding a community
suitable to their needs.
• Able to recruit, develop, and train leaders, discipling them to do the same.
This role is responsible for:
• Organizing and supporting people who desire to host and facilitate small groups at Vale with the understanding that groups exist to provide space for people to worship, connect, and grow.
• Communicating consistently with small group leaders through email, text, phone, and in-person meetings. This person should seek to have a broad understanding of all facets of group life at Vale.
• Providing new opportunities to connect and “on-board” into Vale Groups. This person will consistently be recruiting people to launch more groups in the Church.
• Providing quarterly updates with active metrics for spiritual growth to understand the health/growth of our people participating in groups with “4 chairs” as a guide. (4 Chair Discipling, by Dann Spader)

• Recruiting, supporting and developing teachers, aiding them in the selection of materials for adult specialty courses (ex.-Financial Peace University, etc.) that are offered as needed in the life of the Church.
• Seeking to assist in the creation of broader specialty based groups. This person is constantly “on the look out” for the next leader and next specialty that Vale can provide.
• Providing practical ways for small groups to engage in missional living within the community. This person is responsible for providing pathways for group participants to engage in Vale’s 4 core values.
• Supporting the discipleship process at Vale by providing clear next steps into our 4 core values, the Rooted course, and the discipleship opportunities beyond.
• The work week consists of 28 hours per week and hours are determined with a supervisor. This role is expected to participate in Vale’s Core values outside of work responsibilities.
• This role will participate in weekly team meetings and monthly strategic meetings.
• This role will participate in regular meetings with a supervisor.

This is a Non Exempt, Part Time Associate role. This level of employee has a high responsibility for carrying out the mission of the Church. He or she will report to a Pastor or Director. He or she may supervise other employees.

If you are interested in this position, please email with your resume and any other supporting documentation.

Classification: Seasonal

This team provides childcare on campus at Vale Church for groups, courses, and special events. You will be working with kids from newborn to elementary age in our Vale Kids rooms.

If you are interested in joining the childcare team, please fill out the form below, and someone will be in contact with you.

Job Skills and Qualifications:
- Preferred 16 years of age or older
- Ability to pass a background check

- Previous childcare experience

Typical Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per event & 1 to 2 times a week.

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