Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms… do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10-11, NIV).
For several decades, Voluntary Service was a vital part of the missional outreach of our conference. Generations of young adults left their home communities to give their time and energy in service of the Kingdom. Some went overseas. Others served through opportunities like elder care in El Dorado, AR or child care in Cincinnati and London, OH. Their dedicated efforts brought the light of Jesus to communities near and far, and made lasting relationships and impacts that continue to this day. While VS is no longer an active ministry option through RI, we do have a current opportunity for several passionate individuals to serve at the Rosedale International Center (RIC) in Columbus, OH.
We have an opportunity for several passionate individuals to serve at the Rosedale International Center in Columbus, OH.
This facility is the base for all of Rosedale International’s operations. It provides workspace for our office staff, and a home for the REACH and City Challenge programs, RIC Interns, and overseas workers on home assignment. It also provides lodging, dining, and meeting space for retreats, family gatherings, and school and church events. It is a blessing to RI’s work for the Kingdom—but is currently in need of a maintenance technician, hospitality coordinator, and full-time director.
While three separate employees have held these positions in the past, these vacancies have given us a chance to re-envision what the roles could look like, and who could fill them. The positions offer a unique opportunity to use a variety of skills and ministry interests. A number of people could serve in these roles, but it does not need to be filled by individuals only—couples looking for a way to serve His Kingdom are welcomed to inquire.
If you care about overseas ministry or the discipleship of young believers—this might be an opportunity for you. If you feel called to missional work, but would like to serve locally or in a city setting—one of these positions could be for you. If you are passionate about creating welcoming spaces for others, are a trained mechanic or technician, or have experience in a managerial role, then RI invites you to consider one of these open positions.
The RI maintenance technician helps the facility run smoothly, and should be a hands-on worker with some experience in manual labor. They keep RI’s equipment and auto fleet updated and operating, and maintain kitchen appliances and equipment. They care for the building through HVAC, electrical, and plumbing upkeep; they care for the property through maintenance of the lawn, flower beds, and walking path.
Personable, organized, and flexible, the hospitality coordinator serves as the face of the RIC. They answer questions about the building, open the front door for guests, retrieve mail and packages, and maintain the RIC’s master schedule. Their primary responsibility is to care for guests to the RIC and participants of the REACH and City Challenge programs. They make beds, do laundry, clean the building regularly, and serve in the kitchen as needed.
As head of RIC’s management, the RIC Director oversees the hospitality, maintenance, and food services positions. They arrange for outside vendors to service the building, grounds, and equipment. They establish the department budget, and work to network and build relationships with RI’s neighbors.
In addition to these responsibilities, each position has the opportunity to work directly with the RIC Interns, mentoring these young adults spiritually and occupationally. They will also find many chances to become involved in local ministry and church planting efforts in Shepard, the neighborhood where the RIC is located.