Mennonite Creation Care Network has never had any staffing in Canada. We are seeking a volunteer by way of Mennonite Central Committee Canada’s SOOP program. This person would support our efforts with Canadian congregations. Does it irritate you when MCCN materials ignore the fact that some of you live in provinces, not states? You can help fix these annoying U.S-isms. 🙂
Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) is a bi-national non-profit begun in 2005. MCCN encourages the Church to:
- Claim its biblical and theological foundation regarding the care of God’s Creation.
- Discover the ties that link all created beings to each other and to God.
- Confess the harm we have caused the natural world and our neighbors.
- Act faithfully to restore the earth.
Objective of this position: To inspire and support the creation care efforts of MCCanada’s congregations and to strengthen Canadian connections to MCCN.
Tasks: A commitment to 25% FTE would be helpful. The work can be done at a steady pace or in short bursts of activity. He or she would stay in regular contact with the leader of MCCN and might work on any of the following. The job can be adapted based on the volunteer’s gifts.
- Contact congregations by phone to make them aware of the network and its resources.
- Build relationships with congregational creation care liaisons.
- Write news briefs and stories about congregations active in creation care.
- Monitor Mennonite news media for creation care news that could be shared via the network.
- Assist with MCCN’s Facebook page.
- Represent MCCN at MCCanada’s assembly or other gatherings.
- Represent MCCN through preaching or teaching on creation care.
- Assist leader of MCCN with brainstorming, advertising, congregational shared practices or other projects that arise.
- A deep love for the earth and concern about one or more environmental issues.
- Interest in seeing creation care flourish in congregational settings.
- Professional social skills and writing ability.
- Good internet access and comfort with electronic communication.
- Available to attend yearly two-day council meeting in Goshen, Ind., and two online meetings per year. Dates are set months in advance. Travel expenses provided.
- Familiarity with the Mennonite Church Canada and its congregations.
- Background in an area related to the job description. Examples include communications, public relations, writing, environmental science, sustainability, theology.
- Able to attend MC Canada’s biennial assembly.
- A two-year commitment.
The job would be ideal for:
- A retired person who wants meaningful work with maximum flexibility of schedule.
- A stay-at-home parent seeking an outlet that provides child-friendly work hours.