PENNSYLVANIA — Ridgeway (PA) Church of Christ (instrumental) is searching for a mature minister to lead and grow the local congregation that currently averages 30-35 in Sunday morning worship attendance. A 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath parsonage is provided. Candidates interested in serving the Lord in a rural community should mail a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, and sermon videos to the Ridgway Church of Christ, 225 Ash St., Ridgway, PA 15853 or send via e-mail to email@example.com.
MICHIGAN — Ferris Church of Christ in Vestaburg, MI, is seeking a full-time minister/evangelist to serve a congregation with an average worship attendance of about 75. Qualified candidate must possess a college degree from a church of Christ/Christian college. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preaching, teaching, and equipping. Evangelistic and pastoral skills are a must. Candidate must be willing to be involved in a rural community with a country church. A 3-bedroom, 1.5-bath home with utilities included is provided as part of the compensation package. Salary will be based on experience and skills. Interested candidates should send a resume to FerrisChurchofChrist@yahoo.com or Ferris Church of Christ, 3443 North Crystal Road, Vestaburg, MI 48891. For more information about the church, visit www.ferrischurchofchrist.org.
FLORIDA — Galilee Christian Church (DOC), Summerfield, FL, is currently seeking an interim pastor for its 130-year-old church. Interested candidates should contact Windy Heflin at (352) 245-5932 or Galilee Christian Church, 14539 SE 95th Ave., Summerfield, FL 34491.
HONDURAS — International Christian Fellowship (ICF), San Pedro Sula, is seeking a pastor or interim to begin in April 2014. ICF is an English-speaking fellowship of Christian believers working and living throughout Honduras. A refuge and an oasis for Christ-centered worship, its small membership includes local believers as well as believers from many other nations. The congregation is made up of teachers, missionaries, nonprofit organization employees, and business people from various denominational backgrounds. ICF is a registered nonprofit in Honduras. Contact http://icfsanpedro.org/pastoral-search.html.
ONTARIO, CANADA — Minister wanted in Grand Valley, Ontario, Canada, for a small church of five families. An active children’s program for 20 school-age children in the community is also held on Thursday evenings. The church building, built in 1986, is in an area with a new subdivision of 500 homes. The church can provide only limited support. Interested candidates should contact Ian Cuthbertson at Cuthbertson@auracom.com or (519) 928-5725.
COLORADO — Sanctuary Christian Fellowship, Englewood, CO, is seeking a student/children’s minister. The congregation averages almost 160 adults and teens and about 30 birth through elementary-age children on Sunday mornings. The church is looking for an experienced minister to manage, recruit, develop, and lead ministries to three specific groups of people in the church and community: junior and senior high ministry team and students, children’s ministry team and kids from birth through grade 5, and parents. The congregation is seeking someone to help build a teaching cycle for birth through grade 12. The qualified candidate should have a track record of being good at working with, encouraging, and training others; equipping the members of the church for ministry. Present staff consists of a senior minister, worship/outreach minister, and administrative/communications assistant. Requirements include, but are not limited to: five or more years of full-time vocational experience in children’s or student ministries, a bachelor’s degree in Christian education, youth ministry, or similar field, and background in the Restoration Movement. Current and former ministry employers will be contacted. Send resume, picture, and three written letters of reference with contact information to Michael Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK — The Church of Christ (instrumental), Haverstraw, NY, is seeking a full-time minister/evangelist to lead this multigenerational congregation comprised of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. The congregation is active in many local ministries and is looking for someone to help grow this work. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preaching; teaching and equipping; pastoral care; and facilitating connectedness with the local community. The ability to speak/understand the Spanish language would be helpful. Outside income is necessary for this position; a parsonage with basic utilities is furnished. For more information about the church, visit haverstrawchurch.com. Interested candidates should send resumes to email@example.com (write “Attn: Pulpit Committee” in the subject line) or 169 Route 9W, Haverstraw, NY 10927, or call (845) 429-9696.
TENNESSEE — First Christian Church of Elizabethton, TN, is seeking an interim senior minister to begin in January. The person in this position will preach both Sunday morning and evening and teach the midweek service on Wednesday. Other responsibilities will be discussed with the interim minister before being decided. Send resume to Search Committee, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Ave., Elizabethton, TN, 37643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLORIDA — Common Ground Church, Tampa, FL, is seeking a full-time senior pastor for its six-year-old, multiethnic, urban congregation. This family of believers, averaging in the low to mid 100s each Sunday, includes people from varied ethnic, economic, and personal backgrounds. The position’s primary responsibilities include preaching, teaching, leading a team-based ministry model, communicating vision, and shepherding the church. The senior pastor must also work cohesively with part-time staff (currently a worship leader and youth and family life pastor) and the management team. The senior pastor should form and articulate the overall direction of the church’s ministry, including, but not limited to: strategic planning, community outreach efforts, coordination of programs, and overseeing activities led by staff and volunteer leaders. Requirements include: at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education from a Restoration Movement Bible college/university; being committed to the ideals of the Restoration Movement; five years of preaching experience or a combination of preaching/teaching equivalency is strongly preferred; extensive knowledge of the Bible; strong administrative abilities; creativity in worship and programming; and high-quality interpersonal skills demonstrated in healthy communication and relationships with the staff and church family. Send resume with brief theological statement, references, and a video/CD (or online link) of your preaching to email@example.com.
OHIO — Minerva (OH) Area Christian School is looking for a school administrator/principal. The person in this position works under the direction of the MACS board and is responsible for the operational direction and all aspects of the program (both academic and spiritual) at the preschool and elementary school, and assisting with student recruitment and development activities. The principal/administrator provides leadership to support a commitment to Christian education and the maintenance of a wholesome spiritual and emotional atmosphere characteristic of a Christian school. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating and supervising the staff and students; evaluating and promoting curriculum while encouraging innovative classroom methods and materials for the teachers; providing and maintaining overall maintenance and safety aspects of the building; overseeing and administering the school financials; and initiating and supervising programs and activities for positive public relations. Requirements include, but are not limited to: minimum BA degree from an accredited college or university; current Ohio teaching credential; minimum five years of teaching experience (administrative or lead teacher experience necessary); strong administrative and support skills, including organization, planning, and delegation; ability to communicate effectively; a passion for Christian education; being a baptized and committed Christian who is willing to share that vision with others; supervisory skills and leadership experience, including the ability to motivate, encourage, and support other staff members in a team environment; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; and be an active member of the Minerva First Christian Church. Salary range is $36,000 to $42,000 annually, based on credentials, experience, and skill sets. Interested candidates should e-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or fax (330) 868-5728.
MISSOURI — The Gasconade (MO) Union Church is searching for a pastor for her congregation that has an average attendance of 25. This independent nondenominational church is not affiliated with any other church and is made up of mostly elderly people. The annual salary is $12,000 with a two-bedroom parsonage that will be available. Interested candidates should send resumes to Gasconade Union Church, c/o Clarence Schooley, 375 Oak St., Gasconade, MO 65061. For more information, contact Gary McGown at (573) 690-8853 or Schooley at (573) 294-6618.
WEST VIRGINIA — The Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Williamson, WV, is looking for a Christian college-educated minister who can accept the challenge of helping a church find its way back. Under her most recent ministers, the church has gone from averaging 50-60 to 20-30.The members are a hard-working, dedicated group of Christians. The candidate must be able to supplement his salary until the church can rebuild. A four-bedroom, two-bath parsonage is provided. Interested candidates should send resumes and sermon videos to the church’s e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHIO — Central Christian Church, Ironton, OH, is seeking an experienced full-time youth minister to help her junior and senior high youth grow in faith as well as numbers. The candidate should be an energetic, enthusiastic encourager; skilled at recruiting, leading, and developing volunteers; a strong teacher of the Word; committed as a team player; passionate about seeing kids’ lives change; able to help young people grow in their faith; organized, self-motivated, and proficient in the use of social media; willing to build relationships with youth and their parents; and be welcoming and genuinely enjoy spending time with youth. The church averages 175. The ministry staff includes a lead minister, an administrative minister, a children’s k-5 director, and a youth minister (opening: 6th-12th grade). An average of 25 junior and senior high students are actively involved in weekly programming. For more information, visit www.central-christian.com. Qualifications include: a minimum of three years (preferably) of experience as a full-time youth minister; exhibit a strong, growing relationship with Jesus Christ; adhere to the doctrines and practices of the Restoration Movement; and possess a degree from a school affiliated with the Christian church/churches of Christ. The church offers a competitive compensation package complete with benefits commensurate with education and experience. Contact Eric Williams at email@example.com for more information or to apply.
KENTUCKY — Louisville (KY) Bible College, a conservative institution seeking to educate preachers and other Christian leaders, is seeking faculty to teach at the graduate level in the following areas: instructor of Bible (New Testament); instructor of Bible (Old Testament); instructor of theology or apologetics; and instructor of ministry. Qualified individuals must have a PhD (ABD will be considered) in the relevant discipline for which the individual is applying. For inquiries and info about other required materials to be submitted, contact Dr. Peter Rasor, vice president of academic affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 231-5221.
MINNESOTA — The Litchfield (MN) Christian Church is seeking a pastor with proven evangelical abilities, a deep understanding of Scripture, and a person who believes firmly in the inerrancy of God’s Word. This 142-year-old church has just completed a building expansion program and begun a second Sunday morning worship service. Current worship attendance averages 135. Interested candidates should contact elder Duane Lundin at LCCSEARCH2013@gmail.com or (320) 237-3768.
GEORGIA — Galilee Christian Church, Jefferson, GA (50 miles north of Atlanta), is seeking a full-time children’s director to oversee all aspects of children’s ministry in a growing and thriving church of 700 active members. Galilee currently has two core programs. The Sunday morning program is ministering to well over 100 kids (including nursery) with Wednesday night programing with more than 140 children and sponsors. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: lead and facilitate all aspects of graded Sunday large-group worship and small-group learning time; oversee selection and implementation of all curriculum; lead and facilitate all aspects of Wednesday night children’s programming; equip, train, and lead volunteer teams; oversee recruitment, apprenticing, and training of all volunteers; develop and meet regularly with children’s ministry leadership team; ensure that ministry leads children toward a personal relationship with Jesus; promote and implement a process for helping all children grow in a relationship with Jesus; plan, oversee, and lead teams in planning children’s ministry special events including age-appropriate camps, Vacation Bible School, kids outreach events/volunteer appreciations; recruit and develop talent for children’s ministry; develop strategies to partner with parents to help them connect/communicate/disciple/train their children; develop and maintain a working budget for children’s ministry based on yearly goals; perform all other duties assigned by the elders/senior minister; honor God and the church with a servant’s heart. Qualifications include college education (ministry specific preferred); previous student ministry experience (leading more than 50 children preferred); growing and personal relationship with Jesus Christ; and strong computer/social media capabilities. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should send resumes and a link to video or audio (or send a DVD) of you teaching in a children’s environment to email@example.com. Place “Children’s Minister Search” in the subject line; or mail to Galilee Christian Church, Attn: Nick Vipperman, 2191 Galilee Church Road, Jefferson, GA 30549.
MISSOURI — Hillsboro (MO) Christian Church, located just south of St Louis, is seeking to replace her senior pastor who, after serving more than 25 years, is reentering the mission field. The qualified candidate will lead the congregation of approximately 200, working with full-time worship and youth pastors. The position is to be filled by mid-2014. Resumes and examples of preaching will be accepted until Dec. 31. Five years vocational (paid) ministry experience are required, with a bachelor’s degree preferred. The salary range is $48,000 to $55,000 (negotiable) with a benefits package available. No parsonage is available. For more information and a preliminary questionnaire, send your resume and link to a video of a recent sermon to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Hillsboro Christian Church, Attn: Senior Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 286, Hillsboro, MO 63050.
KENTUCKY — Mount Carmel (KY) Christian Church, a congregation of 100, is seeking a youth minister to live and work in its rural community. Housing is provided. The congregation seeks someone with a passion for youth who is willing to accept the Bible as the final authority on all matters. Candidate must enjoy working with all ages, including those younger than senior high. For consideration, send resumes to email@example.com or call (859) 322-0295. Position available immediately.
INDIANA — Outlook Christian Church, McCordsville, IN, is seeking a children’s minister for its congregation that averages 900 in three worship services. Qualifications and responsibilities include: strong interpersonal communication skills; organized and able to create and lead ministry teams; develop, lead, and add value to leaders; have proven leadership experience; be able to work in a team environment; develop and provide programming to ensure the children’s ministry remains on mission, loving children into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ; possess substantive training, at least a bachelor’s degree, in the field of children’s ministry; and demonstrate a heart and calling to this field. Programming will include, but should not be limited to, providing classes, services, and activities for children during worship services and other church events. Interested candidates should send resume and any supportive material to Kim Kiphart, ministry assistant to the senior minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Outlook Christian Church, Attn: Children’s Minister Search Team, 6531 N 600 West, McCordsville, IN 46055.
INDIANA — The Lawrence Christian School, Indianapolis, IN, is seeking a full-time elementary teacher. The teaching position starts in January 2014 with a week of training in December. The applicant must have an elementary teaching license, and be a member of the independent Christian church or church of Christ. The individual will use the ABeka curriculum. Salary and benefits to be disclosed upon interviewing. If interested, contact Lawrence Christian School at (317) 545-5595.
UGANDA — LivingStone International University, a Christian university in Mbale, Uganda, is seeking a vice chancellor. LIU’s vision is to transform Africa through Christ-centered higher education. The vice chancellor is the chief executive officer of LIU and will be responsible for leadership, management, and development of the university. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: day-to-day administration of faculty, officers, and employees; direct institutional planning, development, and implementation; guide business and financial affairs and prepare budgetary operations; direct, promote, and coordinate all programs and activities. Key qualifications include: earned terminal degree from an accredited university; proven record of higher education success, including administration; experience in, or a strong cultural understanding of, East Africa; strong Christian faith and impeccable character. Candidates who are interested in receiving an information packet should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Craig Smith, executive director of LivingStone University Partners, at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.livingstoneuniversity.org.
INDIANA — The First Christian Church, Peru, IN (www.fccperu.org), is seeking a full-time senior pastor to serve the congregation through biblical preaching and teaching. The position, open due to retirement, will work with the elders to set church goals and cast vision and be responsible for all paid staff (full- and part-time) and chairpersons associated with functioning ministries. Position requirements include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited seminary or Bible college affiliated with independent Christian churches and demonstrated experience in leadership and management in ministry. This medium-size, debt-free church is located 60 miles north of Indianapolis. Submit resume with cover letter; philosophy of preaching and teaching; A/V presentation of both preaching and teaching; brief theological statement regarding Jesus, the Spirit, the church, and the sovereignty of God to Bill Steiner, c/o First Christian Church, 53 W. Main St., Peru IN 46970. The church will contact only those candidates being considered.
ALBERTA, CANADA — Alberta Bible College, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has begun a search for a president. Founded in 1932, ABC is one of Alberta’s oldest degree-granting institutions of higher learning and one of Canada’s oldest Bible colleges. The president represents the college, reports to the board of trustees, and is directly responsible for the college’s day-to-day operations. The president is also responsible for executing the strategic plan with special focus on the college’s mission of equipping people for effective service and witness for Christ, and especially for preparing leaders for churches. Alberta Bible College is a degree-granting, undergraduate institution of higher learning with seven full-time faculty and staff, and several adjunct instructors. The college offers conventional, campus-based degree programs, and more flexible degree completion (PACE) programs for mature adults on campus or by live, online, distance education. ABC has “applicant” status for accreditation by the Association of Biblical Higher Education. Alberta Bible College’s annual budget is about $1 million. To apply, review the “search profile” at www.abccampus.ca/postings. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via e-mail, with pdf attachments of a cover letter and résumé; send to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEVADA — Verve Church, a three-year-old church in Las Vegas, NV, is seeking a children’s ministry pastor. The church’s vision is to reach people who are the furthest from God and most difficult to reach—the kind of people who are not interested in God and don’t like church. About 70 percent of the people who come to Verve are unchurched, non-Christians when they arrive. This full-time position includes health insurance and partial salary; the remainder of support must be raised by applicant. Qualifications include but are not limited to: have compassion for people who are far from God and a real passion to see those people come to God; be the kind of person who is willing to do whatever it takes, outside of sin, to reach people for Jesus; be devoted to kids growing in their love for God and people; be able to relate to the unchurched (kids and parents); appreciate Verve’s edgy (but strategic) style and random sense of humor; have a proven history of ability to recruit, train, and work effectively through volunteers; have the emotional maturity and relational intelligence to work well with others on a team; and be a highly motivated self-starter. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and a resume to executive pastor Jeff Bennett, email@example.com. The cover letter should address why you are interested in this position, why you’d feel comfortable relocating to Las Vegas, and what makes you stand out from other candidates for this position.
INDIANA — Mount Tabor Christian Church, Salem, IN, is seeking a full-time youth minister. Information about the church and a full job description can be found at www.mounttaborchurch.org/youth. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEBRASKA — Cozad (NE) Church of Christ, a nondenominational Christian church, is seeking a full-time pastor. This Restoration Movement church has an average attendance of 50, is debt-free and fiscally responsible. A parsonage is included along with regionally competitive wages and travel pay. Duties include, but are not limited to, continuing small group development, outreach to the community, and aid in disciple making. For a complete job description, call Randal Arnold at (308) 325-1644 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
INDIANA — Open Arms Christian Ministries in Switz City, IN, is seeking a houseparent couple to make a difference in the lives of abused, neglected, and troubled children and youth. This couple will work in a 10,000 square-foot home with up to 10 young ladies (ages 8 to 21). Both husband and wife will be hired with a competitive salary, room and board, utilities, and generous time off included in the package. Medical insurance is available. Supervision and training are provided to equip couples who are interested in this ministry of helping young ladies rise above their troubled past, experience a wholesome family life, and most importantly be introduced to Jesus Christ. For more information or an application, contact the Open Arms office at (812) 659-2533 or e-mail Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Open Arms at www.openarmschristian.com.
FLORIDA — Daytona Christian Church located in Daytona Beach, FL, is seeking a full-time minister. The church averages 80-85 per week and is composed mostly of older adults. The qualified candidate should have some experience, be able to work well with all age groups, and be strong in evangelism in order to attract new members. Primary duties will include preaching, teaching, and calling. The congregation uses a traditional hymn music format that is not expected to change. Resumes may be sent to Keith Martin, Chairman, Pulpit Committee, 5644 Pineland Ave., Port Orange, FL 32127-6229 or to email@example.com. All resumes will be acknowledged upon receipt.
GEORGIA — Unity Christian Church, Maysville, GA, is seeking a full-time senior minister. The ideal candidate will be a Christ-led seminary graduate with previous pastoral experience and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Christian Bible college. The candidate should be a strong spiritual leader with good pastoral skills (i.e., preaching, teaching, Bible study, counseling, visitation, etc.). The candidate will be accountable to the elders of the church. Interested candidates should submit a resume, audio or video media of at least one sermon, a brief statement that characterizes current ministry efforts and style, as well as a brief statement of beliefs. Send information to Mark Kent, 1033 Unity Church Road, Maysville, GA 30558. Contact Kent at (706) 652-3238 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A detailed job description is available upon request.
VIRGINIA — Suburban Christian Church, Bristol, VA, is seeking an associate minister to perform all ministry-related duties with a specific focus on youth-related activities and ministries. This position will involve teaching youth and children’s classes, arranging youth events, and building relationships with the youth and children of the church and community. It will also include other general ministry activities such as preaching, visiting, evangelism, and church development. For a full job description and qualifications, see www.suburbanchristian.org. To submit resumes or inquire about the position, contact Charity Dowell or Rich Pannell at email@example.com, or contact the church at (276) 669-0591.
KANSAS — First Christian Church in Sedgwick, KS, is seeking a senior pastor to shepherd and disciple the congregation while providing leadership to evangelize the community. This nondenominational, independent Christian church aligned with the Restoration Movement has average Sunday attendance of 165. First Christian offers modern worship and activity facilities, including a new youth and multipurpose building. Responsibilities include preaching, teaching, coaching, and mentoring of paid staff consisting of four part-time positions: a secretary, children’s ministry director, preschool director, and preschool teacher, as well as many more volunteer roles. Send resume to the attention of the pastor search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARYLAND — Fork Christian Church, Kingsville, MD, is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to lead in the area of student ministries. Ideal candidates should have a passion for mentoring youth and an ability to oversee and challenge a team of volunteers. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. FCC is a contemporary nondenominational church located eight miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Bachelor’s degree in ministry-related field is preferred.
PENNSYLVANIA — Impact Christian Church, Moon Township (Pittsburgh), PA, is searching for a student pastor. This full-time position will oversee ministry to students in 6th through 12th grade. The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills: bachelor’s degree from a Bible college/seminary or equivalent experience in student ministry; experience managing a growing student ministry in a multiservice church averaging 500 or more; familiarity and/or experience with the Orange Strategy; excellent skills in recruiting, training, and managing volunteers and building teams; and experience developing a student ministry that draws teenagers to faith in Jesus and creates growth spiritually and numerically. Impact is a casual and contemporary congregation that averages about 500 in two weekend services. Send resume to Chris Noggle, family pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Impact Christian Church, Attn: Chris Noggle, 965 Thorn Run Rd, Moon Twp, PA 15108.
ILLINOIS — State Line Christian Church, Paris, IL, is seeking a full-time minister for its established congregation just celebrating her 150th year. The qualified candidate should possess a degree from a Christian church/church of Christ college. The person in this position will be responsible for multiple pastoral duties, including Sunday morning sermons, and participation in Sunday school and weekly Bible studies. Submit resumes to State Line Christian Church, Attn: Pulpit Committee, 23000 Clinton Road, Paris, IL 61944 or email@example.com.
INDIANA — Brandy Lane Church of Christ, Lafayette, IN, is seeking a full-time preaching minister to replace its retiring minister. Candidate should have a degree from a Bible college/seminary and five to eight years of experience. This suburban congregation with an average worship attendance of 225 offers insurance, retirement, a parsonage, and a competitive salary package. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Send resumes to Brandy Lane Church of Christ, Attn: James Hudson, 2701 Brandy Lane, Lafayette, IN 47909.
MISSOURI — Blendville Christian Church, an independent Christian church in Joplin, MO, is looking for a full-time senior preaching minister to replace its current preacher, who is retiring. All resumes will be considered, but experience is preferred. For more information or to apply, contact Larry at Blendville Christian Church, 2201 S. Picher Ave., Joplin, MO 64804; (417) 529-6094; email@example.com.
IDAHO — First Christian Church, Sandpoint, ID, is seeking a full-time associate pastor of children, youth, and family, and a full-time associate pastor of adult discipleship and small groups. This growing multigenerational congregation averages more than 500 at weekend services. Information about the church and community are posted on the church’s website, www.1stchristian.com. Click on “Employment” for detailed job descriptions and directions on how to apply for the positions.
OHIO — First Church of Christ, Painesville, OH, a congregation of 180, seeks an associate minister with the ability and passion for a disciple-making ministry to youth and young adults. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: lead teen and college ministries, assist and participate in elementary ministries including curriculum and teacher development, and occasionally fill in for the senior minister and preach six to eight times per year. It is important for candidates to be technologically savvy and able to relate to contemporary generations. The candidate must be supportive of the Restoration Movement and have a four-year BA from a Christian church/church of Christ college or university. Send resumes to: Search Team, First Church of Christ, 422 Mentor Ave., Painesville, OH 44077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OHIO — The Athens (OH) Church of Christ is seeking a senior minister to preach, teach, and equip others to serve. The congregation of 100 members is seeking to grow and recover from a split. The ideal candidate should have in-depth knowledge of God’s Word, hold fast to biblical truths, and be able to effectively communicate these truths for the edification of the congregation and growth of the church. Additionally, he should be sensitive to cross-generational issues, relate well to young people, and be effective in handling family and marriage issues. Experience leading in a multiple staff setting is preferred and association with Restoration Movement church heritage is necessary. Under the oversight of three elders, he (and his family) should be active in church ministries and in the lives of individual members of the congregation. View the job description at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54743075/Sr%20Minister%20Job%20Description%20%20FINAL%202pages.docx/. Interested candidates should submit resume, audio or video media of at least one sermon, and a concise statement (one or two pages) that characterizes your current ministry efforts and style as well as a brief statement of your beliefs. Mail or e-mail this to ACC–Minister Search Committee, c/o Luther VanSickle, 180 Louise Lane, Athens, OH 45701 or email@example.com. For more information or questions, contact VanSickle at (740) 591-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Wallace at (740) 856-6899 or email@example.com.
VIRGINIA — Chilhowie (VA) Christian Church is seeking a full-time junior/senior high youth minister. Candidate must be attending or be a graduate of a Christian church-affiliated university. The congregation averages 350 in Sunday morning attendance. Candidate should be someone who will nurture students, lead them on mission trips and to camps, and teach various classes. Submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Chilhowie Christian Church, 172 Apple Valley Road, Chilhowie, VA 24319, Attn: Youth Ministry Committee.
CALIFORNIA — Pathway Christian Church, Riverside, CA, seeks an experienced preaching pastor with strong pastoral and counseling skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: set as a guideline of personal behavior the standard required in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:1-4; prepare for and conduct worship services and lead in proclaiming the gospel to the church and community; develop a strategy for growth, especially in the 20-40 age group; visit members and prospects and work with the pastoral care person to lead the membership in a visitation program; conduct premarital, vocational, family, and bereavement counseling sessions, etc., as needed; plan and promote evangelistic programs; work with the elders in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the total church program; work to support and develop current missions and new mission fields. The position will be open until filled. Send resume to PastorSearchTeam2013@yahoo.com.
IOWA — Carroll (IA) Church of Christ is a Restoration Movement church looking for a worship/creative arts pastor to join its staff and leadership in fulfilling the mission of loving God, loving people, and impacting the world. The congregation is seeking a man whose main area of leadership is in the worship and creative arts portion of the weekend experience. Other responsibilities will include: assist with implementing praise/worship experience in the 7- through 12th-grade youth group and assist with the leadership of the kindergarten through 6th grade annual performance. To submit a resume or for more information, contact Kyle Dana at Carroll Church of Christ, P.O. Box 554, Carroll, IA 51401; (641) 691-5870, or email@example.com.
WISCONSIN — Rawhide Boys Ranch (www.rawhide.org), New London, WI, a faith-based residential treatment center that has been helping at-risk youth for more than 40 years, is in need of several resident youth care workers. The people who serve in these full-time, live-in positions (housing is provided) are responsible for providing leadership and direction for Rawhide guys. Resident youth care workers assist houseparents with supervision of the youth home, contribute to a relaxed atmosphere in the home, support the houseparents’ authority and leadership, and support educational development. These youth care workers are also responsible for providing a social and moral example, encouraging the physical and social development of the youth, and contributing to the spiritual development of the Rawhide guys. For more information or to apply, visit https://apply.hrmdirect.com/ResumeDirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.aspx?req_id=enc-15.571630137545716&source=91147-CS-5297.
ARIZONA — Valley Christian Church, Bullhead City, AZ, is seeking a motivated Christian man to serve as full-time associate minister for youth and music in its growing congregation of 150. To submit a resume or for more information, contact Malcam Moberly at Valley Christian Church, 1706 N. Oatman Road, Bullhead City, AZ 86442; (928) 758-2699; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OREGON — Amity (OR) Christian Church, a congregation with an average Sunday attendance of 130, is seeking a full-time associate minister for youth. This growing congregation is seeking a person who is passionate about reaching unchurched youth for Christ while working as part of a team of Christian leaders. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, references, and a sample of a recent sermon message or lesson to youth in digital audio/video file, to email@example.com. A college degree (preferably from a Bible college affiliated with the Christian churches and churches of Christ) and an internship or other youth ministry experience in a place other than the candidate’s home church is preferred. For more information, call Ryan Connor at (503) 835-2551.
MONTANA — Fifth Avenue Christian Church, Harve, MT, a congregation of about 450, is seeking a full-time youth minister responsible for junior high and senior high programming. Interested candidate should have a heart for young people, and an eagerness and ability to create disciples and raise up the next generation of Christian leaders. Candidate should also be able to connect and teach youth, recruit volunteers, and multiply efforts. To apply, send resume with references to Frank Donato at firstname.lastname@example.org or FACC, Attn: Frank Donato, P.O. Box 1328, Havre, MT 59501.
NEBRASKA — Stella (NE) Community Church and Nemaha (NE) Christian Church are looking for a full-time minister who has energy, ideas, and a good work ethic to build these two small congregations. Each church averages about 40 people, and SCC has a youth group. Salary is negotiable and a parsonage is included. To apply, contact Jerry Joy at (402) 429-0324.
FLORIDA — West Orange Church of Christ, Winter Garden, FL, is seeking a full-time children’s minister for its noninstrumental congregation that averages 400 weekly. This 80-year-old church has a 15-year-old, 600-seat auditorium and a new education/children’s wing to serve its growing suburban Orlando congregation. For more information, visit www.cocwo.com. Interested applicants should contact Matt Messier at email@example.com or (321) 622-7403.
KANSAS — Cummings (KS) Christian Church is seeking a preaching minister who is also good with youth. If interested, contact Charles Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 886-6527.
KENTUCKY — Hill-N-Dale Christian Church, Lexington, KY is seeking a full-time children’s minister. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited Christian college or seminary (elders will consider others on a case-by-case basis); recent experience and/or education in this particular area of ministry; the desire and ability to recruit, train, shepherd, and motivate adult leaders; the ability to communicate well via e-mail, phone, and in person; a positive spirit and team mentality; and obvious love for the Lord, his Word, and children. The church seeks to fill the position no later than Sept.1. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com or Hill-N-Dale Christian Church, Attn: Mitch Cannon, 371 Hill N Dale Road, Lexington, KY 40503. For more information visit http://hillndale.com.
COLORADO — Northside Christian Church, Pueblo, CO, is seeking a full-time minister to motivate this small congregation of 60 to serve in projects and encourage spiritual growth among its members. Requirements include preaching biblically based sermons, finding creative ways of reaching out to the community, teaching as needed, and creating programs that will be effective in educating and growing people in Christ. Candidates must have at least an associate’s degree from a Bible college associated with the independent Christian churches/churches of Christ. Benefits are negotiable; a parsonage is provided. To apply, send a resume to K.E. Cotton, 409 Iowa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004, or e-mail Mario Wendorf at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Resumes sent directly to the church will not be accepted.)
KANSAS — First Christian Church, Sedgwick, KS, is seeking a senior pastor to shepherd its congregation while providing leadership to help accomplish its goals to evangelize the community and disciple members. This nondenominational, independent Christian church is located north of the Greater Wichita, KS, metropolitan area. The church has a blended service and averages 165. Responsibilities include preaching, teaching, coaching, and mentoring paid and volunteer staff. Current staff consists of four part-time persons (secretary, children’s ministry lead, and preschool director and teacher) and additional volunteers. Interested candidates should send a resume to the attention of the pastor search committee at email@example.com.
KENTUCKY — Calvary Christian Church, Winchester, KY, is seeking a children’s minister/director to lead a ministry to children and their families. Calvary is a rapidly growing, multisite church with average attendance of almost 1,200 per weekend. For complete position details and how to apply, visit www.calvarychristian.net or contact Nealy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Woodruff Road Christian Church, Greenville, SC, a congregation that averages 150 to 180 on Sundays, is seeking a full-time associate minister of youth and children. Candidate should have a passion for ministry, organizational skills, a commitment to the Word of God, a degree from a Christian college, be able to work on a ministry team, and be able to recruit and coordinate volunteers. Located in a growing region of the country with a metropolitan population of 410,000, this congregation has great facilities for children’s ministries, and a competitive salary. Apply via e-mail at email@example.com. Include a resume, audio/video of a recent lesson or sermon (digital only please), and links to any blogs, if applicable. Applications should be received by July 1. Direct questions to Nathan Lawson, senior minister, at (864) 288-1543.
OREGON — Mill City (OR) Christian Church is seeking a paid, full-time youth minister. For more information or to apply, contact David Plotts, chairman of the elders, at (503) 897-2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is May 16.
KENTUCKY — Glendale (KY) Christian Church is seeking a full-time youth minister to work with children, toddler through high school age. This friendly church has great facilities and averages almost 300. For more information, visit www.glendalechristianchurch.org. The position is available immediately. The church offers a competitive salary. Submit resume to Glendale Christian Church, P.O. Box 35, Glendale, KY 42740, or contact (270) 369-7874.
IOWA — North Grand Christian Church, Ames, IA, a Restoration Movement church, is seeking an associate pastor. The position will require the individual to work as a team member in pastoral care for an intergenerational congregation. The position will focus on the development and implementation of a youth program, with direct personal involvement with junior and senior high youth, and a leadership role in the praise team for worship services. A position description and details about the application process are located at www.ngccames.org.
VIRGINIA — The Journey in Springfield, VA, a fast-growing, nondenominational Christian church located about 10 miles from Washington, D.C., is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate Christ follower to lead its children’s ministry for those from birth to grade 5. This full-time position primarily focuses on recruiting, training, and equipping volunteers to minister to children. Secondary focuses include creating a warm, caring, and fun environment that challenges kids to grow in their faith, and developing programs and special events that can equip parents and reach out to the kids in the community. Average attendance is about 500 in three identical services that reach approximately125 kids newborn through grade 5. Interested candidates should send a resume and references to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.thejourneysite.org or call (703) 971-0277.
NEW JERSEY — Parsippany (NJ) Christian Church is seeking a minister who is willing and able to raise living-link support. The congregation is located in northern New Jersey, just west of New York City. Current membership is about 50 and growing. Contact Thomas Hart for further details at (973) 335-7176, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or send correspondence to 205 Vail Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054-1396.
OHIO — The Boulevard Christian Church, Sylvania, OH, a nondenominational autonomous church with a heritage of faithfully following Christ since 1941, has an immediate opening for a senior pastor. The present facility, located in an upscale suburb of Toledo, has room for growth. Current attendance is 70 to 80 on Sunday mornings with a blended worship style. Qualifications include, but are not limited to: loving God and people, caring for the flock, and building personal relationships; being honest, sincere, and a man of integrity; having a wife who is willing to be involved in the church’s ministry; being energetic, outgoing, and a good communicator; being a creative thinker with respect to ministry opportunities and community outreach; working with elders as part of a team; and having a willingness and the ability to challenge, motivate, and encourage others to fulfill the mission of the church—to be the hands and feet of Christ. Interested candidates should send resume and any pertinent information to Steve.email@example.com.
ARIZONA — The American Indian Christian Mission is seeking a maintenance and outreach director who is mission-minded, able to do facility maintenance, and able to organize work projects for ministry teams. This person would also be in charge of outreach projects on the Fort Apache Reservation. AICM has a boarding school and does mission work on the Apache and Navajo Reservations. The mission is located near Show Low, AZ, in the beautiful White Mountains (Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests). Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma, basic maintenance skills, basic computer skills, and some supervisory skills. A person with at lest three years maintenance experience and/or management experience is preferred. Plumbing and electrical knowledge would be helpful, along with the ability to estimate construction and maintenance project costs. Candidate must have worked with a ministry and be active in a Christian church/church of Christ congregation. Base salary is $17,000 per year, but also includes housing, utilities, and food (equivalent to a salary of about $32,000). Base salary may go up depending on applicant’s experience. Individuals will have the opportunity to raise more support as a missionary, if needed. Applicants can be single or married. However, if married and if spouse is proficient with finances and is looking for a part-time job, the mission is also in need of a business manager (salary $9,500 per year). Visit www.aicm.org for an application (click on the “How Can You Help” box) or call Leslie Solliday, executive director, at (928) 537-5912.
NORTH DAKOTA — Revive Christian Church, Bismarck, ND, a new church plant and the first independent Christian church in the state, is seeking a part-time children’s minister. The church is heavily involved in the community and is focused on growing healthy families and equipping parents to disciple their children. Launched in September 2012, the congregation is growing steadily with the majority of attenders being young families. Qualified candidate will equip parents in the spiritual formation of their children and provide learning opportunities for children from birth through grade 6. Some experience working with children and families is required. Candidate should have strong organization skills, a heart for the lost, 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; leading a reproducing small group; and collaboration 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 and will strive to grow continually. The salary will be based on experience (and includes fund-raising). Long hours, hard work, fund-raising, and exciting times are ahead for this position. Interested candidates 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, visit www.revivebismarck.org.
FLORIDA — Christian Church at Bayou George, Panama City, FL, is seeking a preaching minister. Bayou George is a growing community northeast of Panama City. Candidates should be sound in doctrines of the Restoration Movement and be able to assimilate well with the church and area. The church is reaching out to youth and young families in the area. Candidates should be organized and ready to facilitate the outreach of the congregation. Interested applicants should send a resume to Jeff Thompson at email@example.com or mail to Christian Church at Bayou George, 7814 Hwy 2301, Panama City, FL 32404.
OHIO — First Church of Christ, Hicksville, OH, is seeking a full-time youth minister to work with children from toddlers through high schoolers. The friendly church has an average attendance of more than 260, as well as great facilities, including a family life center. For more information, visit www.churchofchristhicksville.com for an overview of the church, what it believes, and the qualifications and responsibilities concerning this position. Contact First Church of Christ, 118 N. Main St., Hicksville, OH 43526; (419) 542-8632
WEST VIRGINIA — The Lindside (WV) Christian Church is seeking a full-time senior minister. The independent Christian church celebrated her 50th anniversary in August 2012. The most recent building, a new worship center with seating capacity of 350, was completed in 2004. The congregation is debt-free. The qualified candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Christian church/church of Christ Bible college or university, and must be spiritually mature, organized, and highly motivated with a strong work ethic and excellent public speaking skills. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience, and a parsonage could be available if needed or desired. Submit a cover letter, including a statement of faith and resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindside Christian Church, Attn: Pulpit Committee, P.O. Box 133, Lindside, WV 24951.
WYOMING — B.A.S.I.C. Fellowship (Brothers and Sisters In Christian Fellowship), a very small, independent, nondenominational Christian church of the Restoration Movement in Casper, WY, seeks a dedicated, doctrinally sound minister who is able and willing to raise or furnish most of his own support initially. The right person will have a genuine heart for the very young and the elderly, with the ability to preach and teach effectively to those who are in between. B.A.S.I.C. was the sponsoring congregation for the late Stuart Cook and Mission to South Africa, and continues to be the sponsoring congregation for Stuart’s widow, Marilyn Cook, and the continuing work of Mission to South Africa. Central Wyoming is not an easy field for the Restoration Movement, but there is significant potential for growth. Interested persons may contact Brian Lund for more information at (307) 265-0799 or (307) 262-8207, or send resume or further inquiry to Lund at 1410 Cornwall, Casper, WY 82609.
OREGON — Coquille (OR) Christian Community Church is seeking a full-time senior pastor for its congregation of 150. The candidate should be skilled at inspiring vision, accomplishing goals, motivating unity, developing leaders, and building teams; work with elders and other volunteer leaders to develop, mobilize, and accomplish the ministry; supervise and coach church staff members (associate pastor, secretary, and worship leader); preach weekly and orchestrate a Sunday service that fosters real worship, deepens scriptural understanding that results in transformed lives; and be the spiritual leader, encourager, and primary communicator of the ministry to the congregation. Preferred qualifications include, but are not limited to: a committed Christian with a vital and growing relationship with Jesus and a Spirit-filled mission to make disciples; meet the biblical qualifications of an elder; prefer a minimum of 8 to 10 years of ministry experience; minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a Bible college or Christian liberal arts college or university with a degree in theology, Christian education, religion, or a comparable degree; prefer that the candidate have a supportive wife and family who are willing to engage in ministry. Send applications to Coquille Christian Community Church, 625 E. 10th St., Coquille, OR 97423; (541) 396-3542, or e-mail to Sheila McGhee (secretary) at email@example.com. For more information about the church, visit www.coquillechristian.com.
IOWA — Grinnell (IA) Christian Church, located in a college town of 9,000, is searching for an energetic, personable youth minister who has a passion for Christ, discipling junior and senior high youth, and prayer and applying God’s Word to life. Qualified candidate will be an equipper who can coordinate youth activities and trips, and who has a heart for outreach and community involvement. Musical ability would be a plus, as there is a vibrant and talented youth praise team that participates in leading both adult and teen worship services each month. The youth minister will be confident in God’s call to partner with others on staff to champion family ministry. Good listening skills will help this team leader oversee a group of enthusiastic youth sponsors who are ready to assist. The congregation averages 400 to 500 in weekly worship attendance. A ministry or youth ministry degree is preferred. For a full job description or to apply, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEBRASKA — Countryside Christian Church in Kearney, NE, is seeking a youth minister to continue with a ministry that is showing Christ’s love to students in grades 6 to 12 and their families. The church is seeking a godly leader who is passionate, prayerful, shows initiative, and has a heart for building youth in Christ. Preference will be given to candidates who have graduated with a degree from a Restoration Movement college and have previous experience in church ministry. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with references to Countryside Christian Church at email@example.com. Qualified candidates will receive an application with information packet.
VIRGINIA — Avalon Church of Christ in Virginia Beach, VA, a congregation of 350 to 400, is seeking a full-time children’s director. Responsibilities include ministering to children from nursery through fifth grade and their families, leading children’s church, recruiting and training volunteers, planning and carrying out a full program, including special activities, and working with other churches for area activities. The successful candidate will work with a staff that includes four other full-time persons and three part-timers. Avalon has three services on Sunday morning and is constructing a new building devoted to children’s ministry. Interested candidates should send a resume to Spenser Haskett at either firstname.lastname@example.org or Avalon Church of Christ, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
KENTUCKY — South Louisville (KY) Christian Church is seeking a full-time youth minister for its growing congregation of about 175. The church is located in an urban environment with rich opportunities for community involvement with youth, and resources within the church to accommodate a vibrant youth program (gymnasium, multiple classrooms, full-service kitchen, strong volunteer base). The preferred candidate must be capable of leading the congregation in creating a new vision for their youth ministry, and building new programs from the ground up; have experience in developing and leading youth ministry programs, experience in training and supervising volunteers, and an ability to work with and teach children of various age groups; and be a Bible college graduate (but the church will consider strong candidates who are in their senior year of Bible college). The work environment is fun and energetic, and the worship style is upbeat and contemporary, but also incorporates some traditional elements. The congregation is diverse and strongly committed to the principles of the Restoration Movement. The position is available immediately and the church offers a competitive salary plus health benefits and paid vacation. To submit a resume or schedule an interview, contact senior minister Theo Dues at (502) 361-2379. For more information about the congregation, visit Southlouisvillechristianchurch.com.
IOWA — The Central Church of Christ, Griswold, IA, is seeking an associate minister to serve as the point person in carrying out consistent and intentional activities for student and worship ministries. Interested candidates should send resume to centralcofcgriswold.com. For more information about the congregation, visit www.griswoldchurch.org.