Friday, March 28, 2008

CCEF Bookkeeper Needed

Full Charge Bookkeeper – Position Available

Position: 30 hours/week. Working directly under the Director of Business & Finance, and accountable to the Director of Business & Finance this person will assist in facilitating the day-to-day financial activities of the organization.

Compensation: Salary and benefits are commensurate with qualifications.

Requirements: Regular attendance at a local evangelical church. Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance related subject and/or experience in working with accounting systems. Detail oriented individual, with experience in working with others, and able to perform multiple tasks.
Comfortable working with deadlines. Desire to serve in a Christian non-profit ministry and able to work within the existing policies and procedures of the organization.


Please send resume and contact information to:
Roslyn Howland
CCEF Director of Business & Finance
215-884-7676 x154


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Of Proverbs

Well, I am excited about a personal milestone. This morning I completed chapter 29 of Proverbs. Most of you know I am writing a daily devotional on every proverb (see A Proverb a Day link on righthand column). So far, I have made 596 postings with the help of Paul Duggan and Joel Garver. Two more chapters to go, which should be completed before the end of April, three years since beginning.

Dessert Night

The Sunday evening dessert nights, originally scheduled for the next three Sunday evenings, are being consolidated to one evening, April 6. To sign up, contact the church at 215.735.7688.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Friday Concert with David Kim

It's not too late--You can still make plans to come to the Delaware County Christian School Benefit Gala tomorrow night at 7:30!

A Night to Remember features David Kim, the concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a DCCS father, along with several DCCS alumni and students. David will be joined by violinist Richard Amoroso, also of the Philadelphia Orchestra; soprano Charlotte Daw Paulsen; and pianists Martha Mingle and Jeffrey DeVault. The exciting, family-oriented program features music by a variety of composers from at least three continents. Children will surely be delighted when David and Richard perform Alan Ridout's musical version of Ferdinand the Bull.

Tickets are available for a $25 tax-deductible donation. The concert will be held at DCCS, 462 Malin Road in Newtown Square.

For more information, please visit the website.

Sunday Schola Cantorum Singing

This Sunday evening, all Schola Cantorum students will be singing in the Soli Deo Gloria. Parents should drop their kids off at 5:30 in Reception Hall to warm-up and pray. Dress will be white shirts/blouses and black trousers/skirts. After singing, students will go to 315 for regular classes. Parents may pick them up at the normal time of 7:40 pm in Delancey 1W after the service.

liberti Positions

Position Description: A successful Bookkeeper for the liberti churches would envision his/her role at liberti as a ministry position rather than simply a support position—seeing the dissemination of information and proper care of our financial resources as vital to the health and growth of each congregation in maturity. Because this role serves several liberti congregations, we anticipate a growth over time in the number of hours that may be required as we continue to plant future churches.

Desired Qualifications:
Ability to work independently
Work directly with the Church’s Session surrounding all financial needs
Able to oversee an organization’s finances
Understands cash-based and accrual based business finance (the church currently operates under a cash-based system)
Works well with people in person and on the telephone
Team player, can respond to feedback and make adjustments, flexible
Extremely confidential with sensitive church information (ie. individual giving)
Strong knowledge and background in Clergy and Church Tax Laws

Desired Experience:
Financial administration experience
Proficiency with accounting program
1-2 years experience working directly with Church finances

Position Description: A successful Administrator for liberti church would envision his/her role at liberti as a ministry position rather than simply a support position—seeing the dissemination of information and the organization of ministry as vital to the health and growth of the congregation in maturity. Both helping harness the gifts of the body and developing good systems and communication are vital to the health of our community. This is not busy work, it is essential work.

Desired Experience: Administrative Experience, preferably in a church or entrepreneurial setting

Position qualifications:
o Facility with computers, uploading content on website,
o Good communication skills verbally and in writing
o Self-starter and self-motivated worker
o Ability to manage volunteers
o Multi-tasking, creative thinking and problem solving

Hours: 15 hours per week.

Compensation: based on experience.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to:

liberti church
c/o Geoff Bradford
1818 Market St., Suite 2020
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ruth Review

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Welcome, Nicholas!

Kris and Christina Siskoski are pleased to announce the birth of Nicolas George, born last Friday, March 21.

Tenth Wheelers

Calling all Tenth Wheelers! The White Clay Bicycle Club in Delaware is holding their annual Icicle Century this Saturday. There are 3 choices of distance: 35, 50 and 100 KM (22, 31 and 62 miles). The rides cover the scenic countryside of three states, departing from the University of Delaware campus in Newark. Lunch provided. Registration is $15.

Click here for more information about the ride. We will be assembling at the Collins house in Chester at 7:30 AM to carpool down. For more information, contact Dave Collins or Paul Reimold at

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Initiative Against Human Trafficking Training

Human Sexual and Employment Trafficking is becoming a huge international and national crisis and probably even in Philadelphia. Victims are transported either by coercion, fraud, or force, and kept involuntarily: either for sexual or employment purposes. The Salvation Army is at the forefront in fighting trafficking and rescuing its victims. In Philadelphia, The Salvation Army wants to join this fight, and is proud to sponsor this training.

The training is April 16 – 18 (Wednesday – Friday), 9:00–4:30, at the Pioneer Corps, 1920 E. Allegheny Avenue, 19134 (Kensington), close to Market-Frankford Line, Allegheny stop. You are invited to join Salvation Army Officers and employees in attending. You will learn how to identify and help victims, and fight trafficking.

Cost is approximately $150 per person. Some partial scholarships available. To register, contact John Shookowsky at 215-787-2801, or at by April 4. Registration is limited. For questions or to request scholarship help, contact Dave Langford at 215-787-2802 or at

Under Care

Last night the Session approved to recommend Nick Batzig to be received under care of Philadelphia Presbytery. Coming under care is the first step a man takes in the formal process of preparing for the ministry. Nick was actually already under care in his previous presbytery but now is switching to the one here.

Other Tenth members who are under care are: Bernard Aubert, Maranatha Chung (planting a church in the Chinese community in Northeast Philadelphia), Andrew Duncan (also Tenth intern), Luke Herche (Tenth intern), Trey Holloway, Chris Seah (Tenth staff), Brian So (assisting in New City church plant), and Moses Wong.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

GO Luncheon Sunday

The Global Outreach Commission is hosting a lunch at 12:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall this Sunday. We will be hearing from Matt and Tara Megill will be serving with Samaritan's Purse in Africa as well as from the recently returned Liberia team. The cost is $10 a family or $4 a person.

You are Needed

ACTS Nursing Home Ministry has ministry opportunities Sunday afternoons at Penn Center for Rehab, 36th & Chestnut, Philadelphia. If our Lord is leading you to serve him please contact Nick Batzig, (215) 510-5615 or

ESO Offering

We have received over $90,000 for the Easter Sacrifical Offering. Usually more donations come in for a couple of weeks after Easter, so we still hope to reach the target of $100,000.

World Travelers Return

Cora is back from her three-month sabbatical. She gave a moving report at today's staff meeting about the gospel movement in Cambodia. Bruce and the team to Liberia returned last night. He reported on the work of the team and progress of the orphanages. The church they attended and taught in celebrated its one year anniversary on Easter. Bruce had been at their first service and preached at this one, including baptizing thirteen new believers.

DiGangi Remembered

I've posted remarks given at Dr. Mariano DiGangi's memorial service at the Tenth Messages site.

Sunday Singing

Hymns for this coming Sunday are:

30 - Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
389 - This Is the Day the Lord Has Made
Insert - Faithful to All Generations

Responsive Reading: Psalm 7:1-7
Scripture Reading: Exodus 6:1-13
Sermon: The Work of a Generation
Text: Acts 13:36-37

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sweet Desserts

One of the more unique event ideas for the Capital Campaign is a series of desserts to be held on three Sunday evenings in Center City following the evening service. They will each feature Phil and Paul (Tripp) presenting their vision for ministry, I think specifically in the city, and no doubt how the campaign projects fit in with that vision.

If you have been looking for an opportunity to have a personal discussion with these men about the church and ministry in the city, this is it. The first dessert is this coming Sunday, March 30. The next two will be April 6 and 13. You must sign up to attend, due to space limitations. Each dessert is held in a Tenth member's home in walking distance of the church. Contact Nancy Hala, the church receptionist, at or 215.735.7688x221. (Tell her Marion referred you!)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sunrise Service in Sanctuary

Sunrise Service will be in the sanctuary this morning at 7:30.