Bethel Alliance Church

Rev. Kevin Bellinger - Pastor

A native of Brewerton, New York, Kevin grew up among four siblings in the United Methodist church. Nancy, Kevin’s wife, grew up in West Seneca, New York in a Roman Catholic family. They both received Jesus as their Savior in their early 20’s. Meeting in college, they were married in 1982.  

Kevin received his B.S in Psychology with a minor in Native American Studies from the State University of New York College at Oswego in 1983. He then went on for an M.S. in School Psychology and Counseling. He worked for over 10 years in New York as both a School Psychologist and a Director of School Psychological Services. 

They lived all over New York State and became parents when Kyle arrived in 1985. Zachary came along on New Year’s Day in 1990, but the Lord saw fit to call him home in September of that year. Joshua joined the family in 1992 and little sister Emily made her appearance in 1994. 

Some time after Zachary’s passing; Kevin felt that God was calling him into ministry. After years of prayer he and his family left upstate NY and headed to Nyack, NY where Kevin enrolled in the Alliance Theological Seminary in 1998. While there he pastored the West Hill Bible Church in Stamford, Connecticut. After graduating with his Master of Divinity degree he and his family came to Bethel, Maine in July of 2004 where he is now the Pastor of the Bethel Alliance Church. Their children are all adults now. Kyle, who works in the coffee industry, his wife, Paige, and their children, Leon & Noel, reside in Greenwich, CT. Joshua and his wife, Julia, live in Springfield, PA. Emily is working as a teacher with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and serving in West Africa.

 

Pastor Kevin has a variety of interests and hobbies including hiking, fishing, fly tying and model trains. He loves the outdoors and Bethel is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the earth that God created. He also loves the community and the people who dwell here. Finally, he also has a heart for Native American ministry.

 

BETHEL ALLIANCE CHURCH

Youth Ministry Director/Worship Leader

Job Description

 

OUR MINISTRY PHILOSOPHY

 

We believe that ministry starts with, and is empowered by, an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.  We believe that being filled with the Holy Spirit is vital to experiencing that intimacy.  We recognize and practice all the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture.  We believe that people grow best when they are committed to building a discipling culture. We are committed to local, regional and global mission. We are dedicated to a coaching/mentoring model for the Youth Ministry/Worship Leader and encouraging spiritual, personal and professional development.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

 

Our Youth Ministry Leader should come to this church wanting to know our youth as people - spiritually, emotionally & socially. He/she should have a hunger for their salvation, their growth as Christ’s disciples and a desire to help them become disciplemakers and active participants in our church body. Responsibilities of the position include:

 

  • Planning and leading weekly middle and high school youth group meetings
  • Discerning the spiritual status of regular youth group attendees
  • Creating opportunities for youth discipleship in order to move regular attendees along path to salvation and then to deepen their relationship with Christ
  • Planning special youth group activities
  • Meeting with the youth individually and/or in small groups outside of the church setting
  • Being in contact with youth weekly through phone calls, texts, emails, personal visits, social media etc.
  • Communicating with and getting to know the parents and guardians
  • Coordinating, training and regularly meeting with youth group volunteers
  • Being mentored by the senior pastor
  • Participating in church events
  • Supporting school activities as an outreach and connection effort with the youth

 

WORSHIP LEADER

 

Our Worship Leader will bring a joyful heart for the role that music plays as part of a worship experience. He/she will also lead us, the worship team and congregation alike, to glorify our God in song. Responsibilities of the position include:

 

  • Planning, organizing and leading the music for a Sunday morning worship service which consists of a blend of contemporary music and traditional hymns
  • Scheduling both worship team members and sound booth volunteers and keeping them all informed through use and maintenance of our online Planning Center organizational program
  • Preparing thoroughly for worship team rehearsals
  • Introducing new music to the congregation on a regular basis
  • Promoting youth participation and leadership in the Sunday worship service
  • Overseeing media preparation, presentation, and sound

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Committed to our Lord Jesus Christ with a passion to know God more
  • Self motivated to serve Jesus and share God’s inerrant Word and eager to lead others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • View ministry as a lifestyle and not just a job
  • Possess a hunger to grow in knowledge and skill to be the best leader possible
  • Holds a degree in Bible/Ministry or related studies or has at least two years continuous experience working with and leading youth in a ministry context
  • Successful experience in administration, personal time management and leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to disciple students
  • Able to handle confidential matters and material with discretion
  • Must be in doctrinal agreement with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Statement of Faith and By-Laws

 

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who also meet the following worship qualifications:

 

  • Experience leading worship in a church setting
  • Willingness to lead and develop a Worship Team
  • Demonstrated musical ability and knowledge

 

 

To apply or for more information:

Send a cover letter and 1-2 page resume with references to:

Rev. Kevin J. Bellinger, Senior Pastor

Bethel Alliance Church

P.O. Box 806

Bethel, ME 04217

E-mail: bethelcma@yahoo.com  Phone: (207) 824-2289