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JANUARY 2015 POSTINGS

INDIANA —Garden City Church of Christ, Columbus, IN, is seeking a pastor of family ministries. This position operates as an extension of the elders and lead minister, directing the implementation of the vision and ministry plan of the church to the ministry and support staff, including strategic planning, oversight of ministry goals, and formulation of operational policies and procedures. The pastor of family ministries serves as an advocate for the generations of the church. The person in this position oversees the structures and atmosphere of the church to ensure that the family of God is working together to make disciples. Desired qualifications include 3-5 years of ministry experience with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (preferably in youth/family/leadership) from a reputable Restoration Movement institution or a seminary degree; a passion for and commitment to the leadership of Jesus Christ and the application of Scripture; a demonstrable prayer life; enthusiastic alignment with the mission, vision, values, and doctrinal statement of the church; a team player with a positive attitude; a self-starter and strategic thinker who is organized, efficient, and skilled in delegation and follow-up; a spiritual leader at home; a person who demonstrates good management of personal and professional conflicts using principles in Matthew 18:15-20; an effective listener who is able to take constructive criticism well; and a person whose leadership style compliments the lead minister and church leadership. Starting salary range of $32,000 to $48,000 is offered, commensurate with experience and credentials. Send resume with cover letter to mwhite@gardencitychurch.com or to Garden City Church of Christ, Attn: Search Committee, 3245 Jonesville Road, Columbus, IN 47201. A complete job description is available at www.gardencitychurch.com/#/media/job-posting.

INDIANA — Chapel Hill Christian Church, Kokomo, IN, is seeking a full-time director of worship and creative arts. The person in this position will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the mission, vision, and values of the church through the development of a weekend worship experience that is Spirit-led, engaging, and relevant. To accomplish this, the director must recruit, train, and equip an ever-increasing base of volunteers to actively contribute to the goal. The director is to incorporate and manage creative elements that will contribute to the weekend worship experience. A full job description is available upon request. Interested candidates should submit resumes to Rich Saxton at rsaxton@chapelhillcc.net; include a video link of candidate leading worship.

MASSACHUSSETTSReunion Christian Church, Boston, MA, a multisite independent Christian church serving the neighborhoods of Boston, is searching for a lead pastor. Candidate should be committed to the challenge of ministry in an urban, post-Christian center of knowledge. Candidate must be a servant leader with a love for developing and discipling staff and leaders who, in turn, reproduce passionate leaders. Church leaders are pursuing someone gifted in casting and inspiring a Christ-centered vision for the church. The lead pastor will lead the mission of the church and align everything with the mission of helping people find their way back to God and grow as disciples of Christ. The position is responsible for developing and coaching full- and part-time staff to create an environment of teamwork and collaboration that reproduces leaders; leading the teaching team by developing and reproducing teachers for campus locations; and setting the direction for communicating the gospel through the teaching on Sunday mornings. This position will serve as lead pastor of the entire multisite community, as well as location pastor for the Back Bay community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, premarital and marriage counseling, spiritual guidance, and follow-up with new attendees. The lead pastor will give oversight to the budget, hiring and firing of staff, and serve as an elder. Direct questions or express interest to searchteam@reunionboston.com or Reunion Christian Church, 30 The Fenway, Unit #1, Boston MA 02215. For more information about the church, visit www.reunionboston.com.

 

MISSOURI — Son-Rise Christian Church, Marshfield, MO, is seeking a full-time senior pastor who, in partnership with her elders, will lead the congregation of 150 to 175. Founded in 2007 as a small, in-home Bible study, the church has grown quickly, and in 2008 a permanent building was acquired. The senior pastor should have excellent communication skills and a strong grasp of the Bible to be able to articulate the timeless truths of Scripture for clear application in everyday 21st-century living. The successful candidate should have a minimum three to five years of experience in a medium- to large-size ministry setting, a proven track record of success in leading a team, and be able to effectively pastor God’s people and help cast a vision. The candidate should have doctrinal positions consistent with the Christian church/Restoration Movement. In terms of experience, the candidate should have a combination of one or more of the following: extensive administrative and leadership experience; demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a staff and congregation; demonstrated history leading and growing a congregation; have served as a congregational pastor/preacher for five years; and have a successful history with a church of 50 members or more. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in ministry with an emphasis in preaching preferred. The candidate should be a person of faith who has accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, and been baptized into Christ; exhibit humility and integrity; be energetic and able to accommodate a flexible schedule; possess supervisory skills; and be able to effectively communicate with staff, elders, and congregation. Responsibilities include: prepare and deliver sermons for worship services; teach Bible studies and classes; have active involvement in evangelism and discipleship, and be active in calling upon prospects and members; teach the church’s vision, mission, and ministry both formally and informally; conduct weddings, funerals, and other special occasions; help minister to the hospitalized and shut-ins; and guide community outreach and evangelism efforts. For more information about the church, visit www.sonrisechristian.net. For questions and a full job description, including benefit summary, contact Curtis Dudley at CurtisD213@MSN.com or (417) 849-7161.

TEXAS — New Life Christian Church, Plano, TX, an independent Christian church, is seeking a preaching minister for its age integrated/family integrated congregation that has an average attendance of 60. The church was planted in 2010 with fewer 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 search.committee@newlifeplano.org. For more information, go to www.newlifeplano.org.

 

DECEMBER 2014 POSTINGS

KANSAS — Thayer (KS) Christian Church is seeking a senior minister with innovative ideas to help reach people for Jesus in the community and surrounding area. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preaching, teaching, counseling, and leading the church staff of five and congregation of 125 to 175. The church offers a choice of two different parsonages and a competitive pay package. For more information about the church, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Thayer-Christian-Church/109599352409014. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and link to a video sermon to jim-447@hotmail.com, or mail to Jim Houston, pastor and search committee chairman, 300 S. Preston St., Thayer, KS 66776.

KANSAS — Hill City (KS) Christian Church is seeking a full-time senior minister to work along side her five elders. This Restoration Movement church of 60-80 per week has a strong history in supporting missions. The congregation has a full Sunday school, youth church, midweek groups, choir, Vacation Bible School, etc.

A 3-bedroom parsonage with a full finished basement, garage, and utilities, is part of the compensation package.

Qualified candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and a strong Restoration Movement belief.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to pweyehc@ruraltel.net, subject: minister search or to Jerry Aldridge, 302 N Pomeroy, Hill City, KS 67642

Additional information will be sent upon request.

 

NOVEMBER POSTINGS

WASHINGTON — Highline Christian Church, Burien, WA, is seeking a worship minister for her diverse and balanced congregation averaging more than 600 in attendance at three weekend services. The worship minister is to lead the congregation in worship under the supervision of the senior pastor and elders, and will work closely with the senior pastor in planning, coordinating, and executing weekly services (currently Saturday night and two Sunday morning services) and special services. The worship minister will oversee, train, equip, and mentor those on the worship team in various aspects of worship. A full job description and application submission information are located at www.highlinechristian.org under “Employment Opportunity,” or contact the church office at (206) 243-4333.

 

VIRGNIA — Stafford County (VA) Christian Church (SCCC) is seeking a senior minister. Candidate must be a humble yet confident man, able to reach and teach children, young adults, and seniors with fresh relevance every week. The senior minister must be a gifted speaker whose love for the Lord, his family, his ministry, and his flock should be obvious to all. He should be empowering to the staff and ministries he shepherds, and should be able to train and steer the church into the next generation of Christians serving the Lord. He should be a lover of worship music and should bring fresh ideas and methods of worship and delivering God’s Word. His wife should be equally engaged in his ministry and should be actively involved and invested in the church. Interested candidates may send their resume to Mr. Kim Rice, SCCC elder, at kim.rice@verizon.net. For more information or a complete job description, visit www.staffordccc.org.

KANSAS — SouthWoods Christian Church, Overland Park, KS, is seeking a part-time children’s ministry director, with full-time potential, to direct and expand a thriving ministry program in its 300-plus member congregation. The church desires a devoted Christian to partner with the leadership team and parents to lay down a spiritual foundation in the lives of its children. Children’s ministry leadership experience and/or a related undergraduate four-year degree from an accredited Bible college or seminary is preferred. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Linda Irwin at lirwin@southwoods.org. Also include up to a two-page summary briefly addressing the following points: how and when you accepted Christ; your understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer; your beliefs about Heaven and Hell; your understanding of the virgin birth and bodily resurrection of the Lord; your view as to the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures; and your perspective on how the church should handle same-sex issues. Materials may also be mailed to SouthWoods Christian Church, Attn.: Search Team, 16110 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66085. For a complete job description, visit https://app.box.com/s/cr0at7w9hf41z2uesbqf.

OHIO — Dover (OH) First Christian Church is seeking a full-time associate to oversee and lead the youth ministry (birth to age 20) and to assist the lead minister. The church is Christ-centered with a strong emphasis on Scripture and God’s grace. Interested candidates should send a resume, along with a short essay of their relationship with the Lord and their ministry, to Dover First Christian Church, Attn.: Search Committee, 3029 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, OH 44622; (330) 364-3520; or chris.doverfcc@gmail.com.

 

OCTOBER POSTINGS

NEBRASKA — Journey Christian Church, Wayne, NE, is seeking a minister of discipleship. 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. The purpose of this position is to create a culture that produces disciples who make disciples.  Send resume to Troy Reynolds at troy@journeychristianonline.org or Journey Christian Church, 1110 E. 7th St., Wayne, NE 68787.

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.)

•  Professor of family ministry (to begin in July 2015). This person will develop and teach courses, evaluate instructional outcomes of assigned courses, and program level student learning outcomes in the area of youth and family ministry. The faculty member will serve as the faculty adviser for students in the undergraduate Youth & Family Ministry program.

•  Professor of business administration (to begin in July 2015). This person will develop and teach courses, evaluate instructional outcomes of assigned courses, and program level student learning outcomes in the area of business (management and leadership). The faculty member will serve as the faculty adviser for students in the undergraduate Leadership/Business Administration program.

•  Professor of English composition (to begin in July 2015). This person will develop and teach courses and evaluate instructional outcomes of assigned courses in the field of composition. The faculty member will also have an opportunity to work within the department of Arts and Sciences to develop a degree program in creative writing or humanities.

•  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).

MARYLAND — Grace Community Christian Church (GC3), Frederick, MD, is seeking a pastor with a heart and passion for the lost to guide the church in engaging the unchurched in the local community, developing leaders and elders, and expanding the fellowship. GC3, a congregation of 50 to 75, seeks to serve the continually changing needs of families in the area. For more information about the church, visit www.gracehappens.net. For a complete job description or questions, contact gc3pastor@gracehappens.net. Written communication may be mailed to GC3, 2100 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21702.

IOWA — Hope for Life Christian Church, Red Oak, IA, is seeking a full-time senior pastor for its Bible-based nondenominational church. Must have a seminary or four-year degree, a love for God’s Word, and compassion for his people. For more information, visit hopeforlifechurch.com. To apply, send a resume or video link to rcheuer@netins.net or call (712) 767-2486. Resumes can also be mailed to Hope for Life Church, 300 E. Oak, Red Oak, IA 51566.

CALIFORNIA —  Christian Encounter Ministries, Grass Valley, CA, is seeking a full-time executive director. CEM is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to tending lives and training leaders. Since its inception in 1970, CEM has provided a safe haven for troubled youth to begin the process of restoration of their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. CEM has an 86-acre ranch with facilities for 12-18 residents between the ages of 16 and 25. Alongside the residential program (“Tending Lives”), an internship opportunity is offered for college students and graduates who want experience in working in the youth guidance and ministry fields (“Training Leaders”). For more information, including job description and requirements, visit www.christianjobs.com/job/163410/. Send cover letter and resume to directorsearch@christianencounter.org.

 

SEPTEMBER POSTINGS

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 ron@restorenova.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 searchcommittee@jccnet.org or Jeromesville Christian Church, 75 N. High St., Jeromesville, OH 44840.

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 ymsearch@nwchurch.net. 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 fccscott@rapidnet.com 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 robbieandcynthia@eastlink.ca.

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 cogstransitioncommittee@gmail.com. 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 lcr.313@gmail.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 fccsyracuse@hotmail.com. 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 ministersearch@communitychristiangb.com. For more information, e-mail ministersearch@communitychristiangb.com.

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 bccsearchteam@hotmail.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.wrcc@gmail.com.

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.

 

AUGUST POSTINGS

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 evanwolfe1987@gmail.com and arugif8743@yahoo.com.

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 searchcommittee@jccnet.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 tturner@christschurchgreenville.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 hhurd@roncevertechristian.org or to RCC, P.O. Box 7, Ronceverte, WV 24970.

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 lbowden@coppercreekcc.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 seniorministersearchnhcc@gmail.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 mbowen56@yahoo.com. 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 Jim-447@hotmail.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 search.committee@newlifeplano.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.

 

 

JULY POSTINGS

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 employment@forkchristian.org.

 

JUNE POSTINGS

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 executivedirector@aicm.org.

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 psmith@c3stjoe.com. 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 search@bethanychristian.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 mcr@ballstate.bsu.edu.

 

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 whccsearch2014@gmail.com. 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 schlueterjr@netzero.net.

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 mark@troycc.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 mrcoxter58@yahoo.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 patrick.wersell@hdsupply.com. All applicants must submit a resume, a statement of faith, and three references.

 

 

MAY POSTINGS

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 matt@lemon-lawfirm.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 searchteam@bettendorfchristian.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 erwill77@yahoo.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 jmiller@mmskids.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 ssmith@nechristian.edu (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 davidsonphyllisjune@gmail.com 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 bcc@buckcreekchristian.org. 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.

 

APRIL POSTINGS

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 lcc@embarqmail.com (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 bigroyg@charter.net, vanlebam@aol.com (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, markup40@roadrunner.com. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.beechstreetchristianchurch.com.res

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 elders@ogcc.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 wpg50@frontier.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 church@capitalcitychristianchurch.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 david@starrattroadcc.org. 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 stminkler@yahoo.com 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 rbayless@cooksonhills.org 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.

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