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Senior Pastor

JOEL BOONE

Greetings! My name is Joel Boone and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Big Valley Grace Community Church. Let me share some of my life with you:

 

I was born and raised in Modesto, CA. and have been a part of BVG staff since 2003. I have served in various leadership roles and helped launch our Ceres Campus as the Lead Pastor in 2019. In 2021, I had the privilege and honor of becoming the Senior Pastor of Big Valley Grace Community Church.

 

My high school sweetheart, Sarah, and I have been married for 20 years. Together, we happily raise nine children and enjoy a lifestyle of many activities.

 

I have earned a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in Pastor Studies. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 has been inspiration that has solidified my path in fulfilling the mandate to make disciples for the kingdom.

ELDERS

The governing body of Big Valley Grace Community Church is our Elder Board. Our Elders are responsible for the oversight and direction of all matters of church life and practice.

Elders are invited to serve a three-year term of service and may serve up to two consecutive terms before rotating off. Candidates are recommended by the Elder Board and affirmed by the members of Big Valley Grace according to the biblical qualifications and descriptions in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9The Senior Pastor of the church will continue to serve as a voting elder.

For a complete description of the role and responsibility of Elders, please refer to Article VI of our Constitution & By-Laws.

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RYAN

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DOUG

Beachler

MIKE

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RYAN

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MIKE

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DARRYL

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STEVE

Landes

JOHN

McElvy

NATHAN

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NATHAN

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

32 hours per week, some evenings and weekends 

Big Valley Grace Community Church worships every weekend in multi-generational gatherings, connects in authentic community, grows in obedience to God’s Word, serves others with our God-given talents, and reaches our local and global communities with the love of Jesus. 

THE POSITION 

Reporting to the Office Manager, this position will function as the lead administrative assistant for Celebrate Recovery and Connect ministries and will provide support to other ministries, as needed. The successful candidate will work well autonomously and with teams and be flexible and positive, taking direction well. Excellent people skills and strong attention to detail are essential. 

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CR

  • Preparing ministry materials, including correspondence, promotional materials, brochures, social media posts, and lay leader materials and lessons
  • Coordinatingevents, meetings, and travel; providing support to volunteers, as directed 
  • Providing administrative support, including general bookkeeping, internal requests for events, expense reports, list and record maintenance, preparation for the weekly CR service, etc.
  • Interfacing with internal and external customers in person, by phone and by email.

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CONNECT

  • Data input anddatabase record management 
  • Working with Excel spreadsheetsand preparing correspondence and reports 
  • Coordinating detailsand setting up for classes; interfacing with class leaders and attendees 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Computer skills: experience with MS Office Suite
  • Social media: experiencemaking posts and monitoring accounts 
  • Experience working in an administrative capacity in an office environment
  • Familiarity with Celebrate Recovery or step programs
  • Reliable personal vehicle and good driving record
  • Able to lift and carry up to25 ; sit and stand for long periods of time; walk across campus; climb stairs; see, hear, and speak clearly; read and write English proficiently 
  • 4-year degreein business, communications, or related field preferred; relevant certifications and work experience can be substituted for college education 

OTHER GENERAL EXPECTATIONS 

  • BVGCC membership and personal relationship with Christ
  • Exhibit professionalism, conscientious work ethic, and ability to work in a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility
  • Maintain confidentialityand anonymity, as appropriate 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

Applicants should submit the following to [email protected] or in person at the Church Office: 

  • Completed BVGCC employment application 
  • Completed Administrative Job Skills Survey (downloadable at bvg.org/employment)
  • Resume

Applicants should also complete the Culture Index Survey found at bvg.org/employment.

Applicants may be subject to credit check and reference check. For further information, please contact Wendy Jones at 209-577-1604, ext. 393. 

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Full-time/Part-time

Big Valley Grace is a Christ-centered church that worships every weekend in multi-generational gatherings, connects in authentic community, grows in obedience to God’s Word, serves others with our God-given talents, and reaches our local & global communities with the love of Jesus.

THE POSITION 

BVGCC is seeking a detail-oriented and autonomous Marketing & Communications Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will have strong computer skills, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, and be able to receive and prioritize projects constantly, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines. The effectual applicant will be a team player, highly teachable, have a strong work ethic, be positive and quality oriented. 

Reporting to the MarComm Manager, the MarComm Coordinator’s responsibilities will include: 

  • Receivinginternal requests for events, promotion and web needs; obtaining missing information; and disseminating pertinent information to team members and other departments via appropriate platforms 
  • Overseeing department workflow and calendar
  • Preparingand laying out copy for printed materials
  • Programming content for electronic sign
  • Providing web, graphic design, social media, and mass email support, as needed
  • Tracking and reporting various analytic data, on a weekly basis
  • Interfacing with volunteers and contract personnel (designers, photographers, videographers, etc.)
  • Providing administrative support to MarComm Manager, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Minimum of one yearexperience in a professional work environment
  • Coursework in a marketing-related field or related work experience.
  • Mac proficient
  • Grammar guru; high proficiency withproofreading and wordsmithing 
  • Familiarity withWordPress, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign 
  • Excellentwritten and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills 

OTHER GENERAL EXPECTATIONS 

  • BVGCC membership and personal relationship with Christ; modeling of biblical priorities
  • Exhibit professionalism, strong work ethic, and composure in a variety of circumstances
  • Adherence to the guidelines and conditions for employment,per the Employee Handbook 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

Screening for this position will begin immediately. Applicants should visit bvg.org/employment and e-mail the following items to [email protected]:

  • Completed employment application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • CompletedAdministrative Job Skills Survey

Applicants should also complete the Culture Index Survey found at bvg.org/employment but do not need to upload resume there.

For further information, please contact Wendy Jones at (209) 577-1604 ext. 393. 

Applicants may be subject to background check, credit check, and/or reference check.

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FACILITIES MAINTENANCE/SET UP

32 hours per week (includes some evenings and weekends)

 

Big Valley Grace is a Christ-centered church that worships every weekend in multigenerational gatherings, connects in authentic community, grows in obedience to God’s Word, serves others with our God-given talents, and reaches our local & global communities with the love of Jesus.

 

THE POSITION

BVGCC is seeking a Facilities Maintenance/Set Up team member with a strong work ethic, good judgment, and the ability to work well on a team or independently. The ideal candidate will be service oriented, experienced in general maintenance, and committed to following through. 

 

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

General Maintenance

– Painting

– Basic electrical repair

– Wall repair

– Light replacement

– Plumbing

– Basic carpentry

 

Set-Up

– Set up rooms as directed by supervisor and according to diagrams

– Move stacked chair carts; unstack/stack chairs and place them according to diagrams

– Move table carts; break down/set up tables and place them according to diagrams

– Communicate with team and access computer for jobs assigned 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

– Physical ability and aptitude to perform physical and maintenance skills to accomplish the duties required; and, as part of a normal workday, the following physical tasks might be needed: walking, bending, standing, reaching, climbing stairs, sitting, and lifting and carrying up to 75 lbs.

– Ability to hear, understand and follow directions

– Must be able to speak, read, and write in English 

 

OTHER GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

– BVG church membership and personal relationship with Christ; model biblical priorities

– Exhibit professionalism, conscientious work ethic, and ability to work in a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility

– Adhere to and encompass the BVG employee qualities and characteristics defined by the Staff Handbook

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications and Skills Surveys are available at the church office or can be downloaded from the BVG website. To apply, please bring 1) a completed employment application, and 2) a completed skills survey to the church office, Monday – Thursday. Hours: 9a.m. – Noon & 1-5p.m.   

 

Applicants will also need to complete the Culture Index Survey found at bvg.org/employment.

Screening for this position will begin immediately.

  

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please contact Hrayr Santourian at (209) 577-1604 ext. 306. 

All applicants may be subject to Live scan background check, credit check, and reference check.

 

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Substitute Receptionist

Temporary and On-Call

 

Big Valley Grace Community Church worships every weekend in multi-generational gatherings, connects in authentic community, grows in obedience to God’s Word, serves others with our God-given talents, and reaches our local and global communities with the love of Jesus.

 

THE POSITION

BVGCC is seeking additional substitute receptionists to serve as receptionist when needed. Church office hours are 9:00 AM to noon & 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Monday – Thursday. A receptionist is needed to work on-site during these times. BVG church membership is required for employment.

Substitutes are contacted days or weeks in advance to cover scheduled vacations and employee meetings and may be contacted on very short notice (1-2 hours) in the event of an unplanned absence or illness. Due to the last-minute nature of on-call needs, substitutes are not required to be always available. Rather, they are requested to be available when possible.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Office Manager, the Substitute Receptionist is responsible for receiving all telephone calls, visitors, and deliveries to the church office. This position also assists the Office Manager and other staff members with various projects, as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills and will work well autonomously, being flexible and positive. This position must follow protocols and exercise good judgment and discretion at all times. Excellent people skills and attention to detail are essential.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

– Receptionist, customer service, or office experience required

– Experience using a multi-line phone

– Basic computer skills: proficiency using a PC, email, and Internet

– Typing: minimum 30 wpm

– Familiarity with BVGCC ministries

– Ability to read and follow instructions

– Reliable transportation to and from BVGCC

– Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.; sit and stand for long periods of time; see, hear, and speak clearly; read and write English proficiently

 

OTHER GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

– Exhibit professionalism, conscientious work ethic, and ability to work in a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility

– Maintain confidentiality and anonymity, as appropriate

– BVGCC membership and personal relationship with Christ

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applicants should submit a completed BVGCC employment application and administrative skills survey to [email protected] or in person at the Church Office.

Applicants should also complete the Culture Index Survey, found at bvg.org/employment.

For further information, please contact Hrayr Santourian at 209-577-1604.

Applicants may be subject to credit check and reference check.

 

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MIDWEEK CHILDCARE WORKER

Temporary and On-Call

 

Big Valley Grace Community Church worships every weekend in multi-generational gatherings, connects in authentic community, grows in obedience to God’s Word, serves others with our God-given talents, and reaches our local and global communities with the love of Jesus.

 

The Position

BVGCC is seeking loving childcare workers to supervise children and provide basic Bible teaching on weekdays and during special events. Children requiring supervision range in age from birth to 12 years old. BVG church membership, regular church attendance, and a personal relationship with Christ are required for employment.

 

Duties

– Oversee volunteers and enforce proper caregiver procedures

– Greet and check-in children

– Interact appropriately with children and their parents

– Help collect, pack, and put things away at the end of the time, making sure the classroom is ready for weekend gatherings

 

Responsibilities

– Come prepared with an understanding of the curriculum. Curriculum can be found on the church website

– Follow the schedule provided, conducting classroom activities at the appointed times

– Teach God’s Word to preschool aged children through interactive storytelling, singing and crafts.

 

Other Expectations

– Always show the love of Jesus to children

– Demonstrate concern for children’s care and safety

– Wear Midweek Childcare shirt while working

– Arrive on time; reliable transportation required

– Ability to sit, stand, see, hear, and speak clearly; read and write English proficiently

– Clock-in to timeclock

– NO CELL PHONE USE when working with children

– Applicants must pass background check to be considered

 

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a completed BVGCC employment application to [email protected] or in person at the Church Office.

 

For further information, please contact Hrayr Santourian at 209-577-1604.

 

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