WASHINGTON — Northwest Church, Shoreline, WA, a nondenominational congregation of 400, is seeking a high-capacity candidate who is self-motivated and self-monitored, but enjoys working in a team-based culture as a full-time youth minister. In 2004, Shoreline Christian Church and Northwest Church of Christ merged to become the Northwest Church. It is located 15 minutes north of downtown Seattle. This position will report to the senior team and staff team leader. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, build a youth-ministry team approach that guides and helps grow the faith of the congregation’s 7th-12th graders; recruit, train, and equip a dynamic youth leadership team (both adults and students); develop and build a multiyear youth ministry program (for both junior high and senior high); connect with a wide variety of teens, parents, and families personally and through the team; teach, motivate, inspire, facilitate (teams and classes), and organize; work with the ministry staff team in a collaborative leadership model; communicate and promote a greater youth ministry vision and student involvement. Qualified candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and be an active leader in a dynamic youth ministry program. Preference will be given to those with experience in a church of more than 300, and to leaders who are also able to lead/organize youth worship, although new graduates will be considered. Applications will be accepted until November 2014. Respond to email@example.com. For more information about the church, visit nwchurch.net.
SOUTH DAKOTA — First Christian Church, Rapid City, SD, is seeking a full-time worship/student minister to develop a vital ministry serving families of the congregation and community in accordance with the church’s vision to “reach people with Christ, grow together in Christ, and serve others for Christ.” Preference will be given candidates with ministry experience. Qualified candidate must possess a college degree from an independent Christian church-supported Bible college (advanced degree is a plus but not required); must have a passion for developing youth and families into people who worship God and receive salvation in Jesus Christ alone; must be able to work with parents to develop true discipleship avenues and strategies for their youth; must be biblically sound in the faith and the Word of God; should be adept at including current ministry volunteers and recruiting others who are gifted and willing to serve; must be a lifetime learner of God’s Word; and must be a team player, innovative, creative, and able to connect with youth and parents. Musical abilities are also required (i.e., able to play an instrument, have knowledge and experience in leading worship, and be able to lead the church in development of worship services through music and the arts by using and cultivating abilities within the congregation). The candidate also must be able to preach. A complete job description is available upon request. Salary and benefits are negotiable and will be based on experience and education. All candidates must submit a resume to include the following: education and experience working with youth and families and leading worship, marital status and children’s ages (if applicable), employment record (including dates) and contact person(s), statement of faith and/or philosophy of the ministry, four personal references and contact information, and candidate contact information. All documentation may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to First Christian Church, Attn: Worship/Student Minister Search, 730 Quincy St., Rapid City, SD 57701. Questions may be directed to Scott Hultgren, lead minister, at (605) 342-5707.
CANADA — Montague Church of Christ, Prince Edward Island, Canada, an independent Christian church, is seeking a preaching minister for its congregation which averages 100 on Sunday mornings. Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college affiliated with the Christian church/church of Christ and have at least five years of experience in the preaching ministry. Candidate must be passionate about relevant preaching, discipleship, community outreach, prayer, and personal spiritual growth. He must have strong leadership skills, work well with others, be organized, and lead the church in spiritual and numerical growth. Other staff members include a part-time youth minister and secretary. Interested candidates should send a video/audio sermon, resume, and recent picture to Robbie Jenkins, P.O. Box 74, Souris, PE, Canada C0A 2B0. For more information, call (902) 687-2690 or e-mail email@example.com.
CHINA — The Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), an active spiritual community for expatriate Christians in Beijing, China, is seeking a new pastor. COGS began in 1993 and affirms a common, biblical faith as set out by the Apostle’s Creed and Nicene Creed, and within that unity celebrate a rich tapestry of Christian traditions and cultural diversity. This self-governing community of Christians elect their own board and welcomes applications from male and female candidates who could lead COGS either as a long-term calling or in an interim pastor role. The church offers competitive compensation. Candidates would need a PRC green card/work permit/visa or have a visa derived from a spouse’s employment in China. Interested candidates should send a CV and a concise statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. After those documents are received and mutual interest is established, the COGS transition committee will provide additional details about the congregation, position, and compensation. Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For more information, visit www.cogs-bj.org.
KANSAS — First Baptist Church, Chanute, KS, is seeking an associate pastor with emphasis on young families. The successful candidate will display biblical knowledge and lifestyle, Baptist theology and New Testament beliefs in Jesus Christ. The candidate should exhibit humility, self-motivation, initiative, compassion, and loyalty, and be approachable, futuristic, creative, adaptive, positive, hospitable, empathic, and feel the desire of discipleship/outreach. Duties include, but are not limited to: assist the senior pastor with organization, communication, and feedback; participate in weekly staff meetings; administrate, organize, and plan the 10:23 service weekly under the direction of the senior pastor; take part in the teaching and preaching of the 10:30 and 10:23 services on a regular basis; take part in outreach/ministering and train others to assist in outreach/ministering needs of the church; and assist the senior pastor in performing administrative tasks. The candidate should have some pastoral experience, seminary training, and be aligned with American Baptist Association theology. To apply, send resume and cover letter to First Baptist Church, Attn: Search Committee, 118 N. Forest, Chanute, KS 66720, or to email@example.com. For more information, call search committee member Lori Reinhardt at (620) 431-8416.
KANSAS — First Christian Church, Syracuse, KS, is seeking a pastor for its congregation. The successful candidate will share with the elders and deacons his vision and spiritual leadership for the good and growth of the church; and will plan, prepare, oversee, and deliver a Bible-based, life-relevant sermon each Sunday morning. He will also call on prospective new church attendees and make visitations to the hospital and rest home. A very nice parsonage, including utilities, is included in the compensation package, although income may need to be supplemented. To apply, send resume and cover letter to First Christian Church, Attn: Joanice Jantz, Pulpit Committee Chairperson, P.O. Box 710, Syracuse, KS 67878, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Bob Kirby, chairman of the board, at (620) 384-5472.
KANSAS — Community Christian Church, Great Bend, KS, is seeking a senior minister for its congregation that averages 80 to 95 for Sunday morning worship. Sunday evening services encourage family activities, including offering several small group gatherings and studies. The church, started in 1966, desires to provide a fair and competitive compensation package. The church is served by six elders and five deacons. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and educational or seminary training summary to email@example.com. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARYLAND — Boulevard Christian Church, Essex, MD, is seeking a director of children’s ministries to orchestrate and assist with leadership, teaching, and program direction of all children’s ministries, birth through grade 5. Qualified candidate should be spiritually and emotionally mature; passionate about the spiritual lives of children; flexible; trustworthy; a skilled leader; goal-oriented; be both task-driven and people-oriented; have a positive attitude; be responsive to oversight and skilled in relationships; be a team player; have a sense of humor; be an effective worker, organizer, motivator, and overseer of volunteer workers; and be a communicator and change agent. Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, identifying the needs and interests of children within the church and community; developing and overseeing program for the children’s ministry, and evaluating the existing program to determine effectiveness; identifying and providing ministry opportunities for the members of the church; and planning special events and outreach projects as necessary. Contact email@example.com for a complete job description.
MARYLAND — Winifred Road Church of Christ, Cumberland, MD, is seeking a part-time (four days per week) youth minister to work primarily with grades 6 to 12, teaching and giving spiritual guidance. The congregation has two services (one contemporary, one traditional) and total weekly attendance of about 120 (including 25 children). Responsibilities include: overseeing and serving as administrator of junior church ministry; developing, equipping, and guiding a youth ministry team; helping facilitate young adult ministry; community interaction, visits, conferences, camp, concerts, missions, etc.; assisting preaching minister in calling, preaching, planning and administration; participating in Kids for Christ child evangelism program; maintaining regular office hours while allowing for out-of-office ministry; and being accountable to preaching minister as supervisor with elder oversight. Qualifications include: a man with a bachelor’s degree from a Restoration Movement college; a team player; a self-motivated servant leader; have an evangelistic mind-set; and desire to preach and serve in missions. Computer and technology skills would be a helpful, but are not required. For more information, visit www.winifredroadchurchofchrist.com or www.facebook.com/wrchurchofchrist. Compensation is $20,000 per year with one week accrued vacation for each six months worked; ministry expenses paid up to $200 per month; and one-half FICA paid. Applications are being accepted through Oct. 15, 2014. Send applications to Leo Lavin, Winifred Road Church of Christ, 936 Winifred Road, Cumberland, MD 21502 or to Leo.firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILLINOIS — New Horizon Church, Champaign, IL, is seeking a full-time director of worship arts for its congregation of 700 weekly worshippers. Candidate should be a motivated, imaginative, and creative individual who is a self-starter with a proven love for God and a gift for engaging a congregation through worship. Qualified individual should be able to lead various worship arts teams throughout the church; demonstrate vocal and instrumental skills, as well as effective team and congregational leadership; and have a bachelor’s degree and previous experience in growing a fruitful worship ministry. Technology skills are a plus. Forward resume and references to Mike@NewHorizonChurch.org.
NORTH CAROLINA — Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Elizabeth City, NC, is seeking to fill the following four positions: (For a complete job description of each of these positions, visit www.macuniversity.edu/about/careers.)
• Director of graduate admissions/recruiter (to begin in December 2014). This person will be responsible for recruiting students and marketing the graduate degree programs at MACU. This position is pending the approval of the university’s application to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) to start offering master’s degrees; notification will be given in early December.
• Professor of mental health counseling (to begin in May 2015). This person will develop and teach graduate-level courses, evaluate instructional outcomes of assigned courses and program level student learning outcomes. The faculty member will serve as the faculty adviser for students in the MA in Mental Health Counseling program. The faculty member will work with the graduate school admissions team to ensure that a minimum number of students are recruited to the degree program. This position is pending the approval of the university’s application to SACS to offer a master’s degree in mental health counseling; notification will be given in early December.
• Professor of nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship (to begin in May 2015). This person will develop and teach courses that involve a larger understanding of how social entrepreneurs develop innovative and creative solutions and mobilize available resources to impact the greater global society. The faculty member will evaluate instructional outcomes of assigned courses and program level student learning outcomes. The faculty member will serve as the faculty adviser for students in the MA Nonprofit Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship program. The faculty member will also work with the graduate school admissions team. Candidates must also be prepared to help lead social entrepreneurship initiatives at MACU. This position is pending the approval of the university’s application to SACS to offer a master’s degree in mental health counseling; notification will be given in early December.
• Instructional designer (to begin in January 2015). This person will design effective, quality instruction and provide pedagogical and curricular consultation for technology-enhanced learning environments. In addition, the person in this position will assist instructors in their use and adaptations of centrally supported educational technologies. The primary software the staff member will work with is the learning management system used by the university (at this time, Moodle).
OHIO — Killbuck (OH) First Church of Christ is seeking a full-time senior minister for a congregation that averages 80 to 100 on Sundays. The church prefers a married man with pastoral experience, but who is youthful and energetic enough to work with all age groups, and who is able to work actively with the elders and congregation to provide leadership and guidance. Applicant must be a graduate of a Christian church/church of Christ Bible college. Salary is negotiable, based on experience and church growth. A beautiful, modern parsonage in a quiet neighborhood is provided as part of the compensation package. Send resume and sermon tape to Killbuck First Church of Christ, P.O. Box 404, Killbuck, OH 44637.
TENNESSEE — Poplar Ridge Christian Church, Piney Flats, TN, is seeking a full-time youth minister for its congregation of 350, which includes a youth group of about 25 junior/senior high students. Applicants should desire to work with students while partnering with families for a holistic approach to discipleship. Qualified candidate is expected to oversee Wednesday and Sunday night youth programs, and make efforts to work with local schools. Being a team player is essential for working with the church staff and leading the youth ministry volunteers. Organizational and planning skills are essential. Interested persons should send a resume to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRGINIA — Restore Community Church, a church planted five years ago in Sterling, VA, is seeking a discipleship pastor. The congregation enjoys dynamic worship, great teaching, thriving relationships, and innovative discipleship. Restore is seeking a strong pastoral leader who wants to expand his influence beyond the typical discipleship, family ministry, or worship-leading role. Candidate must be a biblically qualified elder; possess a passion for assimilation, discipleship, pastoral care, and administrative oversight to serve as a part of the leadership team; have proven team-building, relational, and life-coaching skills; be a self-starter; and have ideally spent time in the marketplace. Visit the church’s website at restorecommunitychurch.com to learn about her vision, mission, values, and beliefs. For a complete job description, more information, or to send a resume with cover letter, contact Ron Klabunde at email@example.com or call (703) 439-4858.
OHIO — Jeromesville (OH) Christian Church is seeking a minister for its congregation, which averages 75 weekly. This position requires a recommended 20 hours per week with responsibilities for teaching and preaching, pastoral care, support for community events, and some administrative duties. The minister should exemplify Christian values and principles and refrain from any conduct or lifestyle that would discredit or cause scandal to the church, or be in contradiction to the Bible or Christian ethics and morals in either his personal or professional life. Salary is negotiable based on experience, education, and longevity. Travel expenses and paid time off are included in the package. For more information about the church, visit www.jccnet.org or call the church at (419) 368-8422. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeromesville Christian Church, 75 N. High St., Jeromesville, OH 44840.
NORTH CAROLINA — Christ’s Church, Winterville, NC, is seeking a full-time youth minister for its congregation of 400 to work with young people in grades 6 to 12. Qualified applicant must believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and believe the Bible is the Word of God. Candidate should have good organizational and team-building skills; several years of experience; be fully grounded doctrinally in Christian church doctrine; and have a passion for youth ministry. Send resume to email@example.com or mail it to Christ’s Church, 745 Davenport Farm Road, Winterville, NC 28590. For more information about the church, visit http://christschurchgreenville.com.
WEST VIRGINIA — Ronceverte (WV) Christian Church is seeking a full-time preaching minister. Applicants should send a detailed resume, a statement of faith (that covers the subjects of baptism, Communion, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and how to achieve salvation), and a link to an audio or video sermon, if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to RCC, P.O. Box 7, Ronceverte, WV 24970.
COLORADO — Sanctuary Christian Fellowship, Englewood, CO, which averages 150 to 200 for Sunday worship, is seeking someone to join her team as the key leader in student ministries (junior and senior high). The qualified candidate needs to be a strong leader and strategist; good communicator; have the ability and desire to build a robust team of adult coworkers; be effective at developing faith in junior and senior high school students; and a passion to build/develop and expand student ministries as they teach, minister, and disciple. Qualified candidate should have a good track record of personally ministering to students, and working well with adults, including parents. Candidate will have the benefit of growing beside, brainstorming with, and ministering with the senior minister, the worship/outreach minister, and the admin/communication/hospitality person. The successful candidate also will be required to take on another area of ministry responsibility (as determined by skills, passions, and the church’s needs), such as website/media, small groups, men’s ministry, or managing children’s ministry workers. Requirements include an active, growing faith in Jesus Christ; theology consistent with the Restoration Movement; three-plus years of full-time, paid experience in student ministries (though a recent college graduate will be considered); and a bachelor’s degree in student ministry, ministry, Bible, or applicable field. The salary is $45,000 plus health insurance. Send resume with picture, last three books read professionally, and three written letters of reference with contact information to Michael at email@example.com.
ILLINOIS — Copper Creek Christian Church, Maryville, IL (in St. Louis Metro East), is looking for a full-time worship and technology minister able to lead a multigenerational church with passion. He or she must love people and be a good team player. A practical knowledge of technology is also necessary for this position. A ministry description is available at coppercreekcc.org. E-mail a resume that includes experience; personal, family, and church background; education; a brief doctrinal statement of essential beliefs; philosophy of ministry; and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to Larry Bowden, Lead Minister, Copper Creek Christian Church, 2184 Vadalabene Drive, Maryville, IL 62062.
INDIANA — New Heights Christian Church, Connersville, IN, is seeking an experienced senior minister. NHCC has a newer, debt-free building completed in 1994 on 10 well-groomed acres with a sanctuary that can comfortably hold more than 350 worshippers. The ideal candidate should be a gifted communicator, grounded in God’s Word; a skilled leader whose shared vision and passion will promote spiritual and personal growth for the staff, the congregation, and himself; have extensive administrative leadership experience and demonstrate ability to lead and mentor a staff and a 200-member congregation; and must have a goal to grow the church and a heart for the lost, to see them become growing followers of Christ. Candidates can submit a resume by e-mail to email@example.com, or contact Tom Whitaker at (765) 914-3737 for more information.
TEXAS — Devine (TX) Christian Church, an independent Christian church, is seeking a minister for its small congregation with Sunday morning worship attendance of near 30. Qualified candidate will be a leader and mentor to the congregation who is able to preach and teach. Candidate should have strong Bible knowledge, at least 10 years of preaching experience, and a degree from a Christian Bible college. A three-bedroom, two-bath parsonage on the church grounds is available as part of the compensation package. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mark Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send sermon DVD to: Mark Bowen, P.O. Box 634, Lytle, TX 78052.
KANSAS — Thayer (KS) Christian Church is seeking a full-time youth coordinator/administration to join its staff of five employees for the congregation that averages 150 to 200. The position will be responsible for reaching out to and mentoring children from nursery age through high school. The selected candidate must have a gift for building relationships and trust with children (in the church and community), and must be creative, fun, and gifted at planning and coordinating events and activities that will appeal to children inside and outside the church. Requirements include (but are not limited to): be a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ and live an exemplary and moral life based on biblical standards; teach children the Bible is God’s Word and the final authority regarding morality, sin, and truth; hold to biblically sound doctrine; believe that salvation is offered by God’s grace, made possible by the atoning blood of Christ, and is received by saving faith; be energetic and relatable to children; be able to lead meaningful and engaging devotionals and Bible lessons; be receptive to being discipled and mentored by the senior minister and be accountable to him and the church elders; and have a car. Musical talent and abilities are a major plus. A newly remodeled parsonage is available as part of the compensation package. Send resume to Jim Houston, Chairman Youth Pastor Search Committee, 300 S. Preston St., Thayer, KS 66776. Direct questions to Houston at (620) 839-5481 or to Jimemail@example.com.
TEXAS — New Life Christian Church, Plano, TX, an independent Christian church, is seeking a preaching minister for its age and family integrated congregation with average attendance of 60. The church was planted in 2010 with less than 30. The qualified candidate must be able to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ by carefully handling the entire Word of God. He must be striving to live according to the biblical requirements of an elder as appropriate for his stage in life, must have a minimum of five years of preaching experience in a Restoration Movement church, and must have healthy personal Bible study and prayer habits. Send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.newlifeplano.org.
ILLINOIS — Lincoln (IL) Christian University is seeking a vice president of finance to begin Sept. 1. This position serves as the university’s chief financial officer and is responsible for providing leadership for financial planning, budgeting, accounting and cash management operations, and other areas of university operations, including human resources, facilities management, and environmental services. For a full job description, visit www.lincolnchristian.edu/employees/opportunities.php.
Bethany Christian Church, Bumpass, VA, an independent Christian church, is seeking a senior minister. The qualified candidate will share with the elders in the vision and spiritual leadership for the church by preaching the Word of God, ensuring the spiritual care, spiritual growth, stability, and leading of the congregation so the body is built up and equipped to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through the various ministries of the church. The congregation, which averages 145, has an early traditional service and a 10:30 contemporary service each Sunday. Contact email@example.com for a copy of the job description. Requests will be taken through Sept. 1.
Fork Christian Church of Kingsville, MD, a congregation of 600, is seeking a senior minister. The candidate will be responsible for preaching and teaching; casting long-term vision; planning; overseeing multiple staff members; leadership development; and leading the congregation in experiencing and sharing God’s love while championing the church’s core values of authentic worship, biblical teaching, meaningful relationships, compassionate service, and an outward focus. Candidate must have at least seven years of teaching experience and at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Bible college, university, or seminary. A full job description is available at http://forkchristian.org/contact-job-openings/job-openings. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARIZONA — The American Indian Christian Mission, Show Low, AZ, is looking for a mission-minded person to serve as dormitory parent for a girl’s dorm. AICM has a boarding school for Apache and Navajo children (grades 3-7, 2014-15 school year). Dormitory parents take care of students during the week and would be off during school hours and weekends. Minimum qualifications include: high school diploma, at least 21 years of age, and a good Christian role model. Prefer someone who has some type of child-care experience or a degree in youth ministry, counseling, etc.; has CPR training; and is active in a Christian church or church of Christ congregation. Applicants can be single or married, however this position is better suited for a husband and wife team. Base salary is $14,000 per year (possibly higher for a couple). Package includes housing, utilities, and food (equivalent to a salary near $32,000). Individuals have the opportunity to raise more support as a missionary, if needed. Part-time openings in other areas may be suitable for a spouse if couple is interested. See www.aicm.org for an application (click on the “How Can You Help” box). For questions, call or e-mail Leslie or Angela Solliday at (928) 537-5912 or email@example.com.
MISSOURI — Central Christian Church, St. Joseph, MO, is seeking a senior pastor for its congregation with average attendance of about 350 in two different Sunday morning worship services. Discipleship includes Sunday school for all ages, a midweek youth group, children’s programming, and adult life groups. Applicant should have strong communication skills, experience in preaching/teaching according to Scripture, and be able to demonstrate servant leadership for this multigenerational congregation. The senior pastor serves as an elder and leads pastoral staff to encourage and equip the ministries of the church. Resume including references should be submitted, along with a statement of faith and video or audio samples of preaching, to Central Christian Church, 1501 N. Leonard Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506, or to Pete Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this position, including salary and benefits, contact Smith in the church office at (816) 233-4144 or visit www.c3stjoe.com/lead-pastor-search.
GEORGIA – Bethany Christian Church, Carrollton, GA, is seeking an energetic senior minister. He should be an inspiring speaker and leader, a shepherd, a mentor to the ministry leaders and deacons, as well as a strong promoter for sharing and teaching God’s Word. The church currently offers a blended-music service in a traditional sanctuary, a contemporary service in a more intimate setting, Sunday school, small group studies, youth groups and children activities, as well as multiple fellowship events. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, a Bible college degree, five years of experience as a senior minister, and strengths in character and conduct. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the church at email@example.com or to Bethany Christian Church, Attn: Pulpit Committee, 2868 Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway, Carrollton, GA 30116.
INDIANA — Cowan Christian Church, Muncie, IN, is seeking a part-time/full-time minister with a Bible college or seminary education. This small country church of 40 to 50 members needs a minister to fill the pulpit on Sundays, lead weekly Bible study, attend to the needs of the homebound and ailing, and participate in church and community activities. Musical ability is a plus. Outside employment is agreeable. Parsonage is included. Position is available in July. Send resume to Cowan Christian Church Pulpit Committee, Michael Roberts, 8990 S. Cowan Road, Muncie, IN 47302, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEBRASKA — Journey Christian Church, Wayne, NE, is seeking a minister of discipleship and worship. The church is located in a college town in northeast Nebraska; its combined average attendance is 300 in its two worship services. This pastor will direct and work with current leaders for the spiritual growth of members through participating in groups, serving in ministry, and other discipleship opportunities, and lead the church in development of worship services through music and the arts by using and cultivating abilities within the congregation. A complete job description can be found under the “About JCC” tab at the church’s website, www.journeychristianonline.org. Send resume to Troy Reynolds at email@example.com or Journey Christian Church, 1110 E. 7th St., Wayne, NE 68787.
OHIO – Walton Hills (OH) Church of Christ, a nondenominational Christian congregation located in Cleveland suburb, has a blended worship service with attendance of 65 to 85. The church is seeking a senior minister with a servant’s heart to preach the Word, equip the saints, and make disciples. Qualified candidate should be a gifted communicator; a minister who is enthusiastic, encouraging, and compassionate; have a heart for the lost; desire to pastor a multigenerational flock; be a skilled administrator and able to work with a board of elders and deacons. To apply, send a resume with up-to-date references and a statement of doctrine to Walton Hills Church of Christ, Pulpit Committee, 7166 Dunham Road, Walton Hills, OH 44146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The church’s website is www.waltonhillschurchofchrist.com. Those interested in applying may contact the church’s current minister, John Schlueter, who is retiring after 19 years, at (440) 439-4339 or email@example.com.
OHIO – The Troy (OH) Christian Church is seeking a new worship minister to join its staff. Candidates should have a faith background based in the Restoration Movement, as well as a giftedness and passion for leading in worship. Successful candidates should also have some training in another area of ministry (e.g., youth, small groups, discipleship, etc.) as additional responsibilities will be added over time in order to leverage the strengths and passions of all staff members. For more information and a more complete job description, visit troycc.org/jobs, or contact preaching minister Mark Messsmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MICHIGAN – First Church of Christ, Waldron, MI, located in a rural community in southeast Michigan, is seeking a minister with a servant’s heart to replace its retiring minister. Applicant must be committed to principles of the Restoration Movement, have the ability to teach God’s Word effectively, and relate well to people of all ages. In addition to the regular Sunday morning service, the church also has a weekly ladies Bible study group and after-school program for elementary schoolchildren. The congregation has no debt. The church provides a three- or four-bedroom parsonage as part of its compensation package. A man with a family may need to supplement his income. For more information, or to apply, contact the church at P. O. Box 169, Waldron, MI 49288; or (517) 458-2365; or email@example.com.
OHIO – Reach Out on Campus at Ohio University, Athens OH, is seeking a director to create an effective ministry that calls members of the Ohio University community to become committed, growing, serving, and fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ and to represent Christ and his church on campus to students, administration, faculty, and staff. Reach Out on Campus is financially supported by Restoration Movement congregations, alumni, and individuals and began at Ohio University in 1975. Approximately 30 undergraduate students and 20 graduate students and young professionals are part of the ROC community. For more information about the community and to see a full job description, visit rocou.blogspot.com. For answers to specific questions or to submit a letter of interest, e-mail Reach Out on Campus board chair, Patrick Wersell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must submit a resume, a statement of faith, and three references.
TEXAS — Booker (TX) Christian Church is seeking a full-time minister for its congregation that averages 60 to 70 on Sunday mornings. A three-bedroom, two-bath parsonage is provided. Send cover letter, resume, and statement of faith to: Booker Christian Church, Box 260, Booker, TX 79005 Attn: Search Committee, or e-mail email@example.com.
IOWA — Bettendorf (IA) Christian Church is seeking a full-time youth pastor for its congregation of 750 to 1,000. The church conducts three contemporary services each weekend. Between 50 and 100 youth (grades 6 to 12) are involved in weekend Sunday school and Encounter Sunday evening youth group. The students participate in youth small groups; special events such as concerts, conferences, and Bible college visits; and actively help run the youth programs. This pastor will lead, coordinate, and develop the church’s youth ministry in cooperation with the senior minister, staff, elders, and members who are devoted to making disciples of Jesus. Applicants should have a passion for the Lord and for youth, enjoy working with others, and have experience in ministering to youth and leading them to lead others to Jesus. The youth pastor will organize group activities, schedules, events, and services, and lead and engage others in energetic and meaningful discipleship of the youth. The salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a strong benefits package. Relocation assistance may be available. See a complete job posting at www.BettendorfChristian.org. Send resume to Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bettendorf Christian Church, 3487 Towne Pointe Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
OHIO — Central Christian Church, Ironton, OH, is seeking a youth minister to lead its youth group sponsors, now serving an average of 30 teens. A ministry degree is preferred but the church would consider the right man without a degree. A Restoration Movement background is important, as is a love for shepherding teens. Send resumes to Eric Williams at email@example.com.
VIRGINIA — Mountain Mission School, Grundy, VA, anticipates the following academic openings for the 2014-15 school year: secondary science teacher and secondary mathematics teacher. Teaching credentials are required for these positions, with successful experience preferred. If interested in visiting, applying, or for more information, contact Jared L. Miller, principal and director of education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEBRASKA — Nebraska Christian College seeks an innovative, accomplished leader to serve as the college’s next president. Candidate must be an energetic visionary who can boldly articulate the college’s mission to current constituents and prospective stakeholders. Opportunities include: embracing and honoring the school’s commitment to create church leaders; engaging alumni and constituents to support the college’s compelling needs and aspirations; leading the Nebraska Christian community in articulating a distinctive, transformational vision and strategic direction for the college; and exercising wise stewardship of college resources by investing strategically in its people, programs, and facilities. The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications: a strong record of leadership and achievement in building a ministry, mission effort, and/or organization; an aptitude for, and proven record of fund-raising; superb communication skills, with particular emphasis on the ability to serve as the ambassador and public face for the college in a wide variety of settings; proven ability to inspire and build confidence within an organization’s regional community; successful experience in managing a complex organization, hiring talent, and fostering initiative and achievement at all levels of an organization; capacity to think and act strategically; absolute integrity, trustworthiness, and humility; commitment to the authority of Scripture; an open, approachable style of leadership; and willingness to interact and participate with students. A doctoral degree is preferred. Send all nominations, inquiries, and other expressions of interest in confidence to Nebraska Christian College, Attn: Search Committee Chairman, 12550 S. 114th St., Papillion, NE 68046, or to email@example.com (search committee chairman).
ALASKA — Farewell Avenue Christian Church, Fairbanks AK, a nondenominational congregation with a Restoration Movement heritage, is seeking a partner more so than a traditional preacher/pastor. The congregation of skilled, educated, dedicated people is self-sustaining and is eager to grow in every way. This debt-free church currently operates at about 50 percent of its building’s capacity and maintains a robust missions program. The ideal candidate is one who is living out biblical humility, wants to work as a team member, is committed to prayer, and is a competent teacher and preacher. For more information about the position, visit www.farewellave.com/minister-search.
OHIO — New Somerset (OH) Christian Church, a small, rural Restoration Movement church with older, dedicated members, is seeking a full- or part-time preacher/minister to fill this position due to the serious illness and subsequent retirement of the most recent minister. With an average attendance about 35, this debt-free congregation is seeking someone to grow the church and bring in younger members. The ideal candidate would be a graduate of a four-year Christian college and have supporting income. As a part-time position, the candidate would preach Sunday sermons and special services, including funerals and weddings. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
INDIANA — The Buck Creek Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN, is seeking a full-time children’s/youth minister for this smaller congregation on the southeast side of Indianapolis. The qualified candidate will be responsible for overseeing and conducting the youth program for all ages of youth. The candidate must exhibit a strong, growing relationship with Jesus, adhere to the doctrines and practices of the Restoration Movement, and posses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a school affiliated with the independent Christian churches/churches of Christ. Housing is provided as part of the compensation package. Send a resume, background information, a brief statement of faith, philosophy of ministry, and references with contact information, to Buck Creek Christian Church, Attn: Minister Search Team, 3525 Senour Road, Indianapolis, IN 46239, or to email@example.com. For more information about the church, visit www.buckcreekchristian.org.
INDIANA — South Haven Christian Church, Valparaiso, IN, is seeking a full-time, experienced senior minister. The ideal candidate will possess the ability and passion for a disciple-making ministry; he must be firmly grounded in God’s Word, with doctrine interpretation consistent with the Restoration Movement and lifestyle consistent with the doctrine. A four-year BA from an accredited Christian college or university is preferred, and the candidate must be able to communicate the Scripture in a relevant and meaningful way. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, strong outreach, and the ability to interact favorably with a multigenerational congregation. Staff currently includes a full-time associate minister who focuses on worship and youth, a part-time youth leader who focuses on junior and senior high, and an office manager. The church was started in 1963; a Christian school was added in 1974. The school is currently pre-K 3 through 12th grade, and has its own administrator. Sunday morning attendance averages 240, while the sanctuary that can accommodate up to 350. The midweek community outreach program and Bible study averages 75 children (ages 4-18) and 50 adults. Send resume, including links to online sermons, to SHCCElders@gmail.com. For more information, call the church office, (219) 759-2575, or visit www.southhavenchristian.org.
VIRGINIA — Lake Christian Church, Palmyra, VA, is seeking a full-time youth minister to develop a children’s/youth ministry to meet the needs of families in the church and community. The applicant must possess a degree from an independent Christian church-supported Bible college; be a man of God with zeal for leading children and youth into a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ; be a team player able to work with both volunteer and paid leaders in developing and maintaining an effective discipleship strategy; be skilled in recruiting and training volunteers; be biblically sound in the faith; be able to partner with the church’s staff/leadership to promote the church’s vision for ministry; and be a self-starting risk-taker with good communication skills (verbal and written) who is able to connect with students and parents. A basic understanding of team-based ministry is advantageous—but not essential. The applicant should be able to use the latest technology to enhance the effectiveness of the church’s youth ministry. A job description is available upon request. The total compensation package will be commensurate with experience and education. All applicants must submit a resume that contains the following: education and experience working with youth and families, marital status, and children’s ages (if applicable), employment records (including dates) and contact person(s), statement of faith, and philosophy of ministry. Also provide a list of five personal references with contact information. All documentation should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Youth Minister Search) or mailed to Lake Christian Church, 733 S. Boston Road, Palmyra, VA 22963 (Attn: Youth Minister Search). For more information, contact Chris Long, lead minister, at (434) 589-9280 or visit www.LakeChristianChurch.org.
VIRGNIA — Smithfield (VA) Christian Church, a nondenominational, independent Christian church located in the Williamsburg/Virginia Beach area, is seeking a full-time pastor to serve its congregation of 70 to 80. The ideal candidate will be Christ-led, with pastoral experience and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Christian Bible college/university; and be a strong spiritual leader with good pastoral skills (i.e., preaching, teaching, Bible study, counseling, visitation etc.—computer and Internet skills are a plus). The candidate will serve with the elders. Salary will be commensurate with experience; benefits do not include a parsonage. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a minimum of three references with names, complete addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers, including at least one from a previous pastorate, if possible (PDF format is preferred). Applications will be accepted through May 31. Access to at least one video or audio recording of your most resent preaching is strongly desired. URLs (links) to sermons posted at sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. are fine, or send a CD/DVD to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), or Attn: Pulpit Committee, Smithfield Christian Church, 18420 Battery Park Road, Smithfield, VA 23430.
KENTUCKY — Beech Street Christian Church, Ashland, KY, is looking for a senior minister with at least 10 years of experience to minister with a church of approximately 130. A large, newly renovated parsonage is provided. For more information, submit a resume to Mark Lehman, email@example.com. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.beechstreetchristianchurch.com.
VIRGINIA — Glen Lyn (VA) Church of Christ is seeking and interviewing for a new minister. Interested candidates should send resumes to Attn: Elders, Glen Lyn Church of Christ, P.O. Box 120, Glen Lyn, VA 24093.
WEST VIRGINIA — Oak Grove Christian Church, Beckley, WV, is seeking a full-time youth minister. Responsibilities will include the oversight and implementation of all programs for children and youth through high school age. Housing is included. Send resume, cover letter, and references to Attn: Steve McGhee, Chairman of the Elders, 261 Oak Grove Road, Beckley, WV 25801, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIANA — Arlington (IN) Christian Church is seeking a full-time pulpit minister. Opportunities involve interaction with members and nonmembers of all ages. This strong, healthy, Restoration Movement church has an average attendance of nearly 100 with a church board, Sunday school officer, and secretary. A salary package, including insurance and retirement allotment, plus coverage of ministry-related costs such as mileage, books, supplies, and conventions, is offered. Send resume, references, doctrinal statement, and philosophy of ministry statement to Moe Conde, Chairman of the Elders, Arlington Christian Church, P.O. Box 74, Arlington, IN 46104, or e-mail Penny Gordon, church secretary, at email@example.com.
INDIANA — Cicero (IN) Christian Church is seeking an energetic, Christ-centered children’s minister to join its team. Responsibilities include discipling children (from birth through fifth grade) by equipping children and their families through biblical-based education and programs. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in children’s ministry or a related field. Prior experience is preferred. A $1,000 to $1,500 signing bonus will be provided to the individual hired. CCC is an independent, Restoration Movement Christian church located 30 minutes north of Indianapolis. For more information, visit http://cicerochristianchurch.org/1Who/Staff/StaffOpening.htm.
FLORIDA — Capital City Christian Church, Tallahassee, FL, is seeking a family life minister. This minister will administer the youth programs by mentoring, leading, and encouraging members currently volunteering in those areas. In addition to the traditional responsibilities of a youth pastor, the ideal candidate will also be involved in other ministry opportunities such as preaching, evangelism, and church development. This full-time position is available immediately. Qualifications include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies and/or Christian ministry, and 3 to 5 years of experience in the field. The ideal candidate should have a passion for bringing the lost to Jesus, and enough maturity to relate to all age groups, with experience in dealing with traditional and nontraditional family units as they relate to the challenges of living in the world today. Learn more about the church by visiting www.capitalcitychristianchurch.org. Applicants may send resumes electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Capital City Christian Church, 6115 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
FLORIDA — Starratt Road Christian Church, Jacksonville, FL, has an immediate opening for a full-time children’s director/minister. (For the right candidate, the church would be willing to consider a part-time position.) The person in this position will lead, develop, and support all activities for children (birth through fifth grade) and their families, as well as provide oversight of student ministry volunteers. The ideal candidate will have a ministry or elementary education degree, previous experience in children’s ministry, and be energetic, creative, and hard working. SRCC is committed to having a growing and vibrant children’s ministry that will help children establish a firm foundation of faith and reach out to the community. Interested candidates should send resumes to lead minister David Mackie at email@example.com. For more information about the church, visit www.starrattroadcc.org.
ILLINOIS — Stronghurst (IL) Christian Church is seeking a full-time youth/family minister to develop a vital ministry serving the families in the congregation and community. The church prefers a married man in his 30s with 5 to 10 years of proven ministry experience. Candidate must possess a degree from an independent Christian church-supported Bible college. Candidate must be a man of God with a passion for developing children, youth, and families into people who honor God. Candidate must also be able to work with parents to develop effective strategies of discipleship for their children, be biblically sound in the faith and the Word of God, effective in recruitment and training volunteers, and be a lifetime learner of God’s Word and people in general. He must be able to partner with the senior minister in reaching the lost and also be a team player, innovative, creative, self-starting, and able to connect with kids and parents. Musical abilities are a plus. The candidate would occasionally have the opportunity to preach. A complete job description is available upon request. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and education. All candidates must submit a resume that includes the following: education and experience working with youth and families, marital status and children’s ages (if applicable), employment records (including dates) and contact person(s), statement of faith, and philosophy of ministry. A list of four personal references with contact information, and applicant’s contact information must also be included. All documentation should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Stronghurst Christian Church, P.O. Box 306, Stronghurst, IL 61480 to the attention of Youth/Family Life Minister Search Committee. For more information or questions, contact Steve Minkler, senior minister, at (309) 333-1791.
OKLAHOMA — Cookson Hills Christian Ministries, Kansas, OK, a premier provider of residential care to children and youth that offers help, hope, and healing to children and families in crisis, seeks to fill the following positions:
Intake Coordinator: This behind-the-scenes administrative role requires an energetic and organized person proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel to work with a team of Christian professionals. A degree in psychology, social work, or education is helpful but not required. Previous administrative experience in a multitasking environment is desired. This person in this position shepherds families who call for assistance through the intake process and assists them with completion of intake forms, schedules intake interviews, conducts phone interviews, leads families on campus tours, and provides referral services when needed.
Elementary 4th–6th Grade Teacher: The onsite educational program affords teachers an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children and youth while they are placed in the facility. This position is responsible for classroom instruction of a small (10 to 12) combined 4th–6th grade class of students. The learning environment requires ability to differentiate learning in a nongraded mastery based system that meets kids at the level of their current ability and moves forward with them at their own pace. Other typical duties include lesson planning, playground supervision, field trip preparation, and special learning project preparations. The successful candidate should have a passion for engaging elementary students in an active learning environment that accommodates multiple learning styles. ACSI elementary certification is preferred, but CHCM will also consider candidates who have current state certification and are willing to pursue ACSI certification. One to two years of experience preferred but not required
Secondary Bible/Social Studies Teacher: Secondary Bible/social studies certification with ACSI is preferred but will also consider candidates who are eligible for ACSI certification. Candidate must have a passion for engaging high school students in an active learning environment. Teacher should have the ability to teach children with multiple learning styles and be capable of using current technology in their instructional efforts. Candidate must love social studies, the Lord, and helping students connect with both. This dynamic educational program features small classes (average of 12) and enables students to achieve at the level of their God-given potential no matter what their background or past.
These positions feature competitive salaries, insurance (health, life, dental, and vision), housing, utilities, and retirement benefits. E-mail resume to email@example.com or mail to Cookson Hills Christian Ministries, RR 3 Box 200, Kansas, OK 74347.
ILLINOIS — Southern Illinois Christian Service Camp, West Frankfort, IL, is seeking a camp manager to work with youth full-time and year-round. Qualifications include: mature Christian, trustworthy, confidential, able to relate to youth and adults alike, able to preach and promote the camp, good communication skills, able and willing to work independently, able to plan ahead, and organized. The candidate should be mechanically inclined, able to repair/fix/build based upon the needs of the camp, and in good health. A Bible college education is preferred. Start date will be January 2016. Interested candidates should contact Leroy Waggoner, 1158 Cayman Court, Marion, IL 62959.
ILLINOIS — First Christian Church, Belleville, IL, is seeking a full-time associate pastor to conduct community outreach, new member integration, oversee guest ministry, share in pastoral duties, teach, preach occasionally, and perform other duties as assigned. FCC desires a candidate who is a graduate of a Christian college or university. Candidate must have 3 to 5 years of experience in related ministry, a good track record of working with a ministry team, be a self-starter, and be willing to take a new position and make it his own. E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014. For more information about the church, visit www.fccbelleville.com.
INDIANA — New Heights Christian Church, Connersville, IN, is seeking an outgoing, passionate, full-time youth minister with a proven history of growing youth groups and youth programs. The candidate should be a man of integrity and vision, with a strong faith, a desire to serve, and belief that the Bible is the infallible Word of God. The candidate should have these strengths: excellent communication skills with a variety of people and age groups; the ability to plan and organize to meet goals and vision; the ability to serve as a spiritual leader and role model for all; the ability to love youth where they are and develop their relationship with God; and the ability to implement group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach with youth to challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and the world. Candidates should have 2 to 5 years of experience in youth ministry, preferably with a degree in youth ministry. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resumes with at least three references to: New Heights Christian Church, 2752 W State RD 44, Connersville, IN 47331, Attn: Youth Minister Search Committee, or to email@example.com.
NORTH CAROLINA — Haw Branch Church of Christ, Chocowinity, NC, is seeking a full-time youth minister for this steadily growing congregation. The church started in 1887 and is in the planning and construction stages of a 11,900-square-foot family life center for multipurpose events and activities (it should be completed this year). The church is the home of Unity Christian Academy (UCA), established in 2010, with a current enrollment of 58 children. UCA is focused on graduating authentic Christian leaders. For more information, visit www.hawbranchchurch.com. The primary purpose of the youth minister is to introduce young people to Christ, disciple them in spiritual growth, and train them in serving Christ. The youth minister will assist parents and guardians in raising their children to a wholesome maturity. The youth minister will also plan and prepare youth events and coordinate worship activities for all school-aged youth. Minimum qualifications include: Christian background and solid Christian doctrine; a graduate of a Bible college with a thorough knowledge of and belief in the Bible; a faithful pursuit of leadership characteristics as listed in 1 Timothy 3; demonstrate a genuine love and maintain a good rapport with young people; be sensitive to needs and pressures of teens, with knowledge of possible solutions; must be in good physical and mental health; willing to live in the surrounding community; able to exercise initiative and judgment as an independent worker; possess organizational and administrative abilities; and be able to respond to changing needs throughout the daily and weekly schedule. Preferred qualities include, but are not limited to: willing and able to preach occasionally; able to acquire commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement; willing to lead youth in music; experience in an established successful youth program. Duties and responsibilities include: continue growth and development through conferences, reading, and exchange of ideas with others; and provide oversight of school-aged youth. The youth minister should assure youth groups maintain a balanced program of spiritual, physical, and social growth; and be acquainted with personal lives of the young people (by visiting homes and attending school events, for example). For additional desired qualities and abilities in a candidate, contact the church. Gross salary will range from $30,000 to $50,000, depending upon education and experience. Other benefits are negotiable. Send resumes to Rod Gurganus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (252) 943-5832 for more information.
MINNESOTA — Crossroads College, Rochester, MN, seeks a full-time professor in the area of family and youth, commencing with the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants with prior college teaching experience are preferred. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate youth and family core courses; student advisement; contributing to assessment of student learning outcomes and other issues related to accreditation; speaking in chapel; servicing in public relations and recruitment work for the college; speaking and/or lecturing at community, educational, or professional groups when interest or expertise is needed; commitment to scholarly activities; and participation in all major college events. Pay commensurate with credentials and experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate undergraduate-level teaching competency in youth and family classes. The appointee will also demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus and community citizenship. Crossroads College is committed to excellence in teaching, and the ideal candidate will value clear communication and effective instruction. Crossroads College is a four-year Evangelical Christian undergraduate institution. Founded in 1913, the college equips students for leadership in many fields, with an emphasis on education for vocational ministry. Qualifications: A PhD/EdD or a master’s degree in a family and youth related field is preferred. Embracing the mission of Crossroads College and that of a Bible college education is also required. Teaching experience preferred. Forward resume/CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, reference letters, and personal statement of faith (including church membership) and academic worldview to: Dr. Claudio Divino, Vice President of Academics, Crossroads College, 920 Mayowood Road, SW, Rochester MN 55902 or e-mail: email@example.com.
MICHIGAN — Wilderness Christian Assembly, Kalkaska, MI, is seeking a camp manager. The camp manager must be of strong Christian character and well versed in Scripture. The manager will be in charge of all aspects of running WCA with duties including: managing the office and keeping track of campers; coordinating weeks of camp, including finding and training staff and overseeing volunteers; planning and coordinating the development, maintenance, and repair of the camp’s buildings, grounds, and equipment; up-to-date knowledge of and adherence to state rules and regulations. The camp manager will also have experience with children of all different backgrounds, including those with emotional and physical difficulties. The camp manager position includes a salary of $20,000 to $25,000 per year and a home on the camp’s grounds (he or she will pay for utilities while living in the home rent-free). For more information about serving at Wilderness Christian Assembly, e-mail Dave Pietrangelo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a resume to Dave Pietrangelo, 349 Amanda St., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783. Applications are being accepted until March 31. A complete job description and list of qualifications needed to secure this position are available upon request. For more information about the camp, visit www.wcabear.com.
ILLINOIS — Community Christian Church, Jacksonville, IL, is searching for the man God desires to join its leadership team as minister. A parsonage is available and salary is negotiable. The qualified candidate should be a graduate of a Christian church/church of Christ affiliated-college or seminary. Location and responsibilities afford an opportunity to pursue graduate studies with Lincoln Christian Seminary, which is within reasonable driving distance. Send resume, a statement of beliefs and theology of leadership ministry, references, and at least one sermon recording to: Community Christian Church, 405 Finley St., Jacksonville, IL 62650, Attn: Pulpit Search Team, or e-mail Peter A. Verkruyse at email@example.com, or call (217) 732-3168, Ext. 2342.
KANSAS — Haverhill Christian Church, Augusta, KS, is seeking a senior (lead) pastor for the independent Christian church established in 1885. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the Bible, be sold out to Jesus, embrace the Restoration Movement, and be excited to share in the community, family, and ministries of the church. The senior pastor will lead the congregation by example in living out a loving, joyful relationship with Jesus that will combine his gift blend with that of the church body, which averages about 180 weekly. Competency in pastoral counseling is considered a plus. For more information, contact the Haverhill Christian Church Pastor Search Committee, 10275 SW Haverhill Road, Augusta, KS 67010, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the church, visit www.haverhillchristianchurch.org, call the church office at (316) 775-7024, or e-mail email@example.com.
INDIANA — Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, IN, is seeking a minister of worship and youth. As worship minister, the qualified candidate will be responsible for organizing and leading worship in music and assisting the preaching minister in opportunities to teach biblical truths through culturally relevant art forms. As youth minister, the candidate will be responsible for helping parents embrace their role in developing their children’s faith at home, while creating steps to lead students in grades 6-12 embrace the church’s mission to love God and love others. Interested candidates should send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Pleasant View Church of Christ, 200 Fox Lake Road, Angola, IN 46703.
NORTH CAROLINA — Campus Christian Fellowship at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, is seeking an associate campus minister to men, to begin serving Aug. 1, 2014. Qualified man should be deeply committed to the Lord and love working with college students. The main focus of the position is discipling college men, but also includes assisting in various areas of ongoing ministry—large group meetings, leader training, intern mentoring, mission trips, church visits, and administrative tasks. Candidates must have at least a BA/BS degree and, preferably some campus ministry experience either as a student or staff intern. Appalachian State University has a student enrollment of about 17,000. This staff position requires raising of support, but housing and health insurance stipends are provided. If interested, contact Jim Musser at email@example.com.
ILLINOIS — First Christian Church, Villa Grove, IL, is seeking a senior minister to replace its retiring minister. With an average attendance of almost 100, this congregation is looking for a man with experience who is able to present biblical truths well and is a good shepherd. For more information, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTANA — Fifth Avenue Christian Church, Harve, MT, is looking for a full-time associate minister of discipleship and worship for its congregation averaging 450. The church is seeking a man to lead weekend worship services and music teams, as well as the development of weekly home groups, Bible studies, and to coordinate seasonal Wednesday night family fellowship classes. A detailed job description is available upon request. If interested, send a resume with references to email@example.com. The church’s website is www.fifthavenuechristian.org.
INDIANA — Mount Tabor Christian Church, Salem, IN, is seeking a senior minister for its nondenominational congregation in southern Indiana. The man whom God has already set aside for this ministry will, alongside the elders, preach, evangelize, disciple, lead, and shepherd this multigenerational congregation that averages 180 in weekly attendance. The qualified candidate will model Christlike character, be above reproach, have an attitude of humility, and cast vision for the church’s mission. This full-time position includes salary commensurate with experience and a parsonage or housing allowance. Information about the church may be found at www.mounttaborchurch.org. Interested candidates may contact Jeff Smith, chairman of the senior minister search team, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW JERSEY — Western Hills Christian Church, Tranquility, NJ, is seeking an intern for this summer. This opportunity may results in an associate minister position in the near future. The candidate must be willing to devote the majority of his time to developing the youth program, while spending additional time working with the church’s worship team. A stipend and housing arrangements are part of the compensation. A more detailed job description can be obtained from Bud Chase at email@example.com or (973) 477-7043.
OHIO — The Orrville (OH) Christian Church is seeking a full-time worship minister to provide overall vision, leadership, and development of the worship ministry. The individual must set a good example in the areas of spiritual disciplines, relationships, commitment, and follow-through. Talents and abilities desired include good organizational skills, technologically savvy, knowledge in music theory, effective worship leader, an accomplished musician, strong vocal ability, capable on multiple instruments (guitar and/or piano preferred), team player, and team builder. A person with a Christian/Bible college degree is preferred, as is experience in leadership/worship leading. This person supervises/leads the worship planning team, greeters, ushers, band, ensemble/vocalists, sound and tech workers, drama, and multimedia. The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and skill. OCC has a 111-year history and is located in the hometown of the J.M. Smucker Co., 50 miles south of Cleveland. The average Sunday worship attendance is 500; the first service is blended, while the second is contemporary. Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter, references, and a DVD of worship leading to firstname.lastname@example.org or Orrville Christian Church, Attn: Jim Mankins, Elder, 925 N. Elm St., Orrville, OH 44667.
TEXAS — The board of trustees of Dallas (TX) Christian College is searching for a president. The board’s goal is to hire a new president by September 2014; the plan is for the new president to assume full responsibilities no later than January 2015. The board is accepting applications from individuals who have demonstrated excellence in academic and administrative leadership, or the equivalent in other areas of professional endeavor; possess good interpersonal skills and management abilities; are passionate, articulate, and energetic advocates for Christian higher education; and exhibit a recent history of successful team development, participative decision-making, and productivity. Candidates must have an appreciation for the role of private support fund-raising, possess an ability to effectively represent the college, and be able to attract enthusiastic support from the external community. Preferred candidates will hold a terminal degree in higher education administration or a discipline relevant to the nature and mission of the institution. Persons interested in the position will begin the application process by providing a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Nominations and expressions of personal interest should be sent to: Keith P. Keeran, PhD, Chair, Presidential Search Committee, Dallas Christian College, 2700 Christian Parkway, Dallas, TX 75234, email@example.com, or (614) 282-4749 (cell).
JANUARY 2014 LISTINGS
TENNESSEE — West Hills Christian Church, Bristol, TN, is seeking a part-time worship leader for its blended-music worship service. The person hired for this 10-hour per week position will practice with the worship team on Wednesday nights and lead worship on Sunday mornings and evenings. The leader will schedule the worship team, organize music around preaching themes, etc. Candidate should have good communication and people skills and will work under the direction of the senior minister and the elders. For more information or to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or John Davis at email@example.com.
NEBRASKA — Ord (NE) Christian Church is seeking a Restoration Bible college graduate to preach, teach, and do general pastoral duties in cooperation with the elders for its 90-person-plus church body. Interested candidates may contact Chuck Kokes at (308) 730-1249.
NORTH DAKOTA — Revive Christian Church, Bismarck, ND, is seeking a family life/children’s minister. Started in September 2012, this growing church plant now has 25 to 50 children on Sundays. The person in this position will work with children ages birth through grade 6. The candidate must have some experience working with children and families, strong organization skills, a strong personal faith and prayer life, and good recruiting ability. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: providing quality children’s church programming during worship times; recruiting and training volunteers to fill various roles in the family ministry; providing training opportunities for parents in discipling their children; and working with the entire staff to provide cohesive and meaningful programming. Candidate must be willing to commit to a church that is still in the building phase with long hours, hard work, fund-raising, and exciting times. Those interested should contact Derek Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 595-2041. Include a cover letter, resume, three ministry references, and two nonministry references. For more information about this church plant, visit www.revivebismarck.org.
IDAHO — The Christian Children’s Ranch near Eagle, ID is seeking a ranch administrator. The children’s ranch has been helping children since 1946 by providing Christlike examples of homes, lifestyles, and education to at-risk children and providing Christian influence to their families. There are currently 8 placed children, 14 staff members, and 9 staff children, and there is room to grow. Ekklesia Christian School, the ranch’s onsite Christian school, is accredited with the AdvancED network. This mission-oriented position has a base salary of $25,000 including benefits. Also included are housing, food, phone, and other amenities from living onsite. Job duties include, but are not limited to: providing and communicating vision for the advancement of the ranch’s mission; placement of children needing the services of the ranch; building relationships with parents, guardians, and relatives of placed children; acting as fund developer, creating marketing plan, scheduling church visits and community events, and producing monthly newsletter; developing and implementing the annual budget for board approval; adhering to state and federal guidelines; recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising of staff who may include house parents, teachers, maintenance workers, leadership staff, and administrative staff; and the ability to coordinate multiple complex projects simultaneously. Candidate must be a Christian and an immersed member of a Restoration Movement church (Christian church or church of Christ), must maintain an active Christian character and outlook (and assist the entire staff in doing so also); and must meet Idaho State rule 705 for chief administrator qualifications. Interested parties should send resume and academic transcript to Chris Roth, 116 S. 2nd St., Eagle, ID 83616 or email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until April 15.
NEW YORK — The Clarence (NY) Church of Christ is seeking a full-time small groups/youth minister. The church is located in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY. For information about the position, visit www.CCC-Search.org. To apply, send cover letter and resume to SearchTeam@ClarenceCC.org.
MINNESOTA — Worthington (MN) Christian Church is seeking an associate minister of family life and youth. The ideal candidate should be a Christian leader who exemplifies the qualifications for church leadership found in Scripture. The associate minister will contribute to the spiritual growth of the church family by personal example and personal spiritual growth and maturity. He must be a team player, self-starter, highly relational, and an excellent communicator. General responsibilities include being a spiritual leader and a resource person in the church’s ongoing ministry. The position’s primary focus is on young families and the youth of the church. The person in this position will oversee, coordinate, and expand all ministries related to the family, including children’s ministries, marriage-related ministries, parenting and family events, activities, and programs, and also shepherd the continuity of Christian education from birth through adults. This person will be responsible for youth programs, including recruiting and training sponsors for each age group, and organizing curriculum. This person will be available to teach youth groups and Sunday school, is expected to serve on faculty at Pine Haven Christian Assembly one or two weeks each year, and is expected to attend certain church meetings. The associate minister will also preach, as needed. The person in this position reports to the elders and senior minister. Salary range is $35,000 to $44,000. Additional information is available upon request. Contact Dan Beerman, chairman of the elders, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSOURI — Hopkins (MO) First Christian Church is seeking a full-time minister. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preaching, calling on shut-ins, counseling as necessary, and support in developing the youth program. Strong leadership qualities are needed. A church profile is available upon request. Send resume to: Rod and Joyce Hennegin, 21244 State Hwy 148, Maryville, MO 64468, or call (660) 927-3682, or call Jim and Marcia Cline at (660) 778-3732.
TEXAS — Booker (TX) Christian Church is seeking a full-time minister. Sunday morning attendance averages 60 to 70. A three-bedroom, two-bath parsonage is provided. Send cover letter, resume, and statement of faith to: Booker Christian Church, Box 260, Booker, TX 79005, Attn. Search Committee or e-mail: email@example.com.
TENNESSEE — The Christian Church of Loudon County, Lenoir City, TN, is searching for an associate minister of worship/youth. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year of experience in a blended or contemporary worship leader setting, or an equivalent amount of education and experience. The candidate will be responsible for the middle school, high school, and young adult programs, building a long-term, relational ministry that will lead youth in becoming followers of Jesus Christ. The candidate will be a proven leader with solid time management and organizational skills, and an engaging communicator with a passion and ability to connect with those far from God. The individual will be able to partner with the elders and senior minister to develop and implement God’s vision for the church, and together communicate this mission and vision clearly and consistently. The candidate should possess skills and training in music leadership to integrate music, arts, and teaching in worship. Skills should include the ability to recruit and develop vocalists and instrumentalists, work with volunteers, stage music and arts events, and integrate blended music and the arts into the worship experience of the church. The position requires vocal and stage presence, musical and technical ability, proficiency in one or more instruments, and the ability to read and write music notation and chord charts. With regard to youth, the candidate must be a self-starter, exercise initiative and judgment, and be able to work with or without direct supervision. Candidate must be committed to a team approach to ministry and able to recruit, disciple, and sustain a team of volunteer leaders. The candidate must effectively study the Bible in order to preach, teach, and counsel from it. Candidate must be a dynamic, passionate teacher who presents the truth of the Word in a relevant and relational style. Candidates with either youth or worship concentrations are also encouraged to apply. Resumes and questions may be sent to: Christian Church of Loudon County, 12210 Martel Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772, Attn: Chairman of Elders or call (865) 986-7050; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the church, visit www.cclctn.com.
WISCONSIN — Viroqua (WI) Church of Christ is seeking a youth and worship minister. An initial six-month internship will be negotiated to become a full-time position with responsibilities in both youth and worship ministry. The qualified candidate will be mentored by Jeff Coon, senior minister, and will include weekly meetings for mentoring and planning. Major areas of involvement and responsibilities for the position include: walk with God as an example of a disciple; 40-hour work week; Wednesday night youth group meeting; smaller group discipleship/relationship building with students; involvement in worship ministry planning and leading; worship ministry team development and building; Vacation Bible School (work with the director in various ways); one week of camp; general ministerial responsibilities; and more. Proposed benefits above weekly compensation for the initial six months include a partially furnished apartment; one week of vacation; and one week of unpaid leave (if needed). Express interest and send resume to: Jeff Coon at email@example.com, or call (608) 637-3549. For more information, visit www.churchofchristviroqua.com.
KENTUCKY — Fairdale (KY) Christian Church, located in the Louisville metro area, is seeking a full-time senior minister. The successful candidate will hold at least a BA degree in an appropriate ministry-related field of study and have adequate experience to fulfill the position. He will possess excellent skills in preaching, teaching, and church administration, and demonstrate compassion for the suffering, a heart for the lost, and a desire for discipleship. Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with staff, elders, and other leaders are essential. Effective decision making abilities and an energetic attitude are preferred. Sunday morning attendance averages 150 with growth potential. Current staff consists of a children’s and family minister and a worship and communications minister. Interested candidates should send resumes and other pertinent information to elder Stan Gaus at sgaus50@gmail. Materials may also be mailed to Fairdale Christian Church, P.O. Box 144, Fairdale, KY 40118. (E-mail communication is preferred.)
AUSTRIA — TCM International Institute is seeking to fill three positions at its Haus Edelweiss, Austria, campus: food services coordinator, Haus Edelweiss campus manager, and information technology assistant. Persons hired for any of these positions will reside at the Haus Edelweiss location in Austria. Each employee must provide exceptional customer service, work well in teams, be solution oriented, communicate information in a timely manner, and be proactive in the support of the mission and vision of TCM International Institute (TCMII). In each case, multilanguage capabilities are helpful. The coordinator of food services is a full-time, year-round staff member who is expected to have high-level skills and experience in the area of food services. A complete job description is available at www.tcmi.org/employment. The Haus Edelweiss campus manager is also a full-time, year-round position. The person in this position will have high-level skills in the areas of record keeping and office management. The position also requires strong relational, administrative, computer, organizational, and financial skills. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. For a complete job description visit www.tcmi.org/employment. The information technology assistant is a full-time seasonal position with the employee living at Haus Edelweiss during predetermined portions of the year. Times and duration of stays at the Haus are negotiable. The information technology assistant will be expected to have high-level skills in the areas of media and graphics, computer hardware maintenance and management, software programs, Internet connectivity, and website development and support. For a complete job description visit www.tcmi.org/employment. After reviewing the full job descriptions, send a letter of application; a résumé; and the names, e-mail addresses, and daytime phone numbers of three references who may be contacted by the search committee to TCM International Institute, Position Search (the name of position to which you are applying), 6337 Hollister Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46224, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IOWA — Grinnell (IA) Christian Church is searching for a lead minister who will be committed to advancing the church’s 4G mission (Glorify the Father; Grow in Christ; Give to others; and Go in the power of the Holy Spirit). Applicant needs to have a heart for discipleship, a clear love for people, and a desire to encourage the body of believers. The person in this position will be responsible for delivering sermons; equipping the church to grow in faith, love, obedience, and humility while pursuing spiritual maturity; and training members to spread Christ’s love locally and globally. Qualified candidate will model Christlike character, be above reproach in the eyes of others, walk humbly with Christ, be transparent regarding his faith journey, and be a team leader. For more information, contact Brandon Davis at email@example.com.
PENNSYLVANIA — Life-Stone Christian Church, Philipsburg, PA, is seeking a minister to help continue the work of growing this small but dedicated congregation of believers. Established in March 2011, the incorporated congregation has established bylaws and leadership, meets regularly in a rented facility, and is financially stable with a beginning mission and dedicated local benevolent program. Prospective candidates need to be self-motivated and have an honest desire to invest in the future of the congregation. The minister will work closely with the elders and congregation in continuing to develop the church and serve the Lord in the community. A weekly stipend is offered on a contract (nonemployee) basis. The future potential of the position will be directly proportional to the spiritual and financial growth of the congregation. It is expected that early on any candidate would maintain outside employment to support himself and/or his family in the transition to a full-time position. Interested candidates should respond to Life-Stone Christian Church, P.O. Box 263, Philipsburg, PA 16866; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone (814) 342-3361 (Bill Granville), (814) 342-3759 (Scott Finnigan), or (814) 345-5418 (Randy Albert) for more information.
MISSOURI — Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, MO, is seeking its next president. Qualified candidate should have abilities in preaching and writing; organizational leadership and fiscal responsibility; experience in a Bible college setting; a graduate degree and ministry experience. He should be a man driven by prayer and able to manage the stress that comes with the position while displaying a servant’s attitude. He will offer visionary leadership while maintaining the college’s historic commitment to preaching and missions, the Restoration Movement, and the classic Bible college model, as well as the full-scholarship opportunity. Duties include representing the college in churches and conventions, raising funds, providing oversight of the executive team, and encouraging the morale of students, faculty, and staff. The opportunity for limited classroom teaching could be provided. To apply, access the presidential search link at www.cccb.edu/presidential-search. Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2014. The board of directors plans to call a candidate by July 1, 2014.
KANSAS — Lakeview Christian Camp, Stockton, KS, is seeking full-time executive director. The camp is supported by more than 20 independent Christian churches in the region. Qualified candidate must be an immersed believer in Christ, have a passion for camping ministry, and be able to share that passion with others. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, promotion and communication and buildings and grounds. Eight sessions of camp are scheduled for the summer of 2014. Campers range in age from grade 1 through high school. In 2013 there were 461 campers and 138 volunteers. Each session of camp is run by a volunteer dean from one of the supporting churches who coordinates needs with the executive director. The executive director hires summer staff to help serve in various capacities during the camping season. There is also a paid registrar and treasurer. For more information about the camp, visit lakeviewchristiancamp.org. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing why you feel God is calling you into camping ministry to email@example.com. Salary plus housing and utilities are provided.
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TEXAS — Dallas Christian College is seeking full-time faculty to serve an ethnically and denominationally diverse student body. DCC has needs in the following areas: Practical Ministries (specialization open); Psychology; Business; and Education (ACSI & pre-state certification). Preferred applicants will hold terminal degrees in their respective disciplines; appreciate and be in harmony with the values of the Restoration Movement; and be enthusiastic about the use of cutting-edge technology for teaching in the classroom and at distance. To be considered for the opening in Practical Ministries, the applicant must have a clear history in Restoration Movement churches. For more information about DCC, visit www.dallas.edu. For full job descriptions, see www.dallas.edu/Resources/jobopps.cfm.
TENNESSEE — Belvue Christian Church in Kingsport, TN, is seeking a part-time youth minister, who might possibly become full-time in the future. Candidate must be self-motivated, dedicated, creative, and able to work with church leadership and parents. Small, conservative, traditional congregation is located 30 miles from Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Send resume, along with youth ministry philosophy, doctrinal statement, references, DVD of public speaking, and salary requirements to Belvue Christian Church, 2700 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37664, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSOURI — Wentzville (MO) Christian Church is seeking a children’s minister for its congregation that averages about 700. The ideal candidate should have at least five years’ experience; have a supportive spouse (if married); have previous experience leading children’s ministries in a church of at least 300; be a Bible college graduate; and be savvy with technology. For more information about the church, visit www.wentzvillecc.org. Interested candidates should send resumes to Jeremy Keeler at Jeremy@wentzvillecc.org.
WASHINGTON — Highline Christian Church, Burien, WA, is seeking an administrative pastor. Averaging about 600 in three weekend services, this diverse and balanced congregation includes senior saints to babies. The administrative pastor role is a new position with duties to include developing success implementation plans for ministry functions, overseeing the administrative side of the “visitor to involved member” process, including oversight of ministries and events, and working with office and ministry team leaders to ensure the church’s public communication is up-to-date and effective. Full job description and application submission information is located at www.highlinechristian.org under “Employment Opportunity.”
UTAH — Southeast Christian Church, Salt Lake City, UT, is looking for an experienced senior minister, due to the passing of the church’s longtime friend and pastor. The ideal candidate will be a gifted communicator grounded in God’s Word, love God’s people, be a contagious leader, have a heart for the lost, and be a skilled and organized administrator. The congregation has room to grow with a sanctuary that can comfortably hold more than 400. A building expansion completed in 2001 added new office space, a commercial kitchen, a full-sized gymnasium, and a large unfinished basement space. This elder-led, Restoration Movement church currently has a single Sunday service with average attendance near 225. A small groups ministry, Sunday school ministry, and midweek activities for youth and women are also offered. Full-time staff consists of a children’s/youth minister and office manager, with part-time staff of a worship minister and custodian. Strong ministry leaders in finance, missions, music, property and equipment, sports, and women’s ministries are in place. All applications will be acknowledged after receipt. The application review process will begin in January. A complete job description is available at southeast.cc. E-mail or mail resume to email@example.com or Southeast Christian Church, Attn: Pastor Search, 1881 E. Vine St., Salt Lake City, UT 84121.
ARIZONA — The American Indian Christian Mission School, located near Show Low, AZ, is seeking a teacher with the desire to be active in missions and who loves to work with children. AICM is a boarding school for Apache and Navajo children (currently third through sixth grades). Candidate would teach a grades 3-4 combined class (about eight children). Position is available beginning next semester (Jan. 6, 2014) or as soon as possible. Minimum qualifications: a bachelor’s degree in education, active in a Christian church/church of Christ congregation. A commitment of at least two years is preferred. Base salary is $14,000 with benefits including housing, food, and utilities. Summers will provide an opportunity to raise additional support, if needed. If applicant is married, there might be an opportunity for the spouse to join the staff. For more information and an application, visit www.aicm.org, “Contact Us” tab. For questions, contact Leslie Solliday, executive director, at (928) 537-5912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARIZONA — The American Indian Christian Mission School, located near Show Low, AZ, is seeking someone to manage finances, keep records, and complete state forms. AICM is a boarding school for Apache and Navajo children. The person in this position will deal mostly with the mission’s accounting, payroll, etc., however he or she will also make sure the school complies with all state requirements for the cafeteria. The school runs a bus outreach ministry and hosts ministry teams from churches. Minimum qualifications: high school diploma, at least 21 years of age, and have knowledge in bookkeeping, accounting procedures, and related computer software. Prefer someone who is active in a Christian church/church of Christ congregation. Base salary is $15,000 per year (may offer more depending on experience) with benefits including housing, food, and utilities. Individuals will have the opportunity to raise more support as a missionary, if needed. If applicant is married, there might be an opportunity for the spouse to join the staff. For more information and an application, visit www.aicm.org, “Contact Us” tab. For questions, contact Leslie Solliday, executive director, at (928) 537-5912 or email@example.com.