JANUARY 2020 POSTINGS
NEW ZEALAND—Mataura Christian Church and Hope Preschool in New Zealand is seeking a family and community pastor. MCC is a small congregation in southern New Zealand that wants to make a big impact on their community. The church is seeking a pastor who can work to continue developing the projects MCC is involved with in the community and also help connect people with God and the church family. The independent Christian church congregation is founded on the principles of the Restoration Movement. Hope Preschool is a ministry of Mataura Christian Church. It is a full-day education and care center with 50 children enrolled and six teachers. The preschool seeks to educate and support the whole family. MCC is looking for a person who is committed to Bible study, is passionate about evangelism, is a strong teacher and group leader, can minister to people from all parts of the community, and is passionate about improving social outcomes for children and families. Mataura is a small community in rural Southland, two hours south of Dunedin. It is close to a number of rural industries. Affordable housing options are available. The town has its own primary school; secondary options are close by. It has a strong culture of community pride and development. To express interest in the position or to find out more, contact Lisa Thomas via phone, 011-64-0274807977, or email, email@example.com.
DECEMBER 2019 POSTINGS
TENNESSEE—World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an executive director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational board of directors, the person in this position is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide and working toward the unity of all Christians. She or he would have access to the current executive director in the transition. Candidates from all streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement (Christian–Churches of Christ–Disciples of Christ) from any country are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Doug Foster, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watermarke Church, Bellefonte, Pa., seeks to expand its ministry reach by adding a youth and family minister to partner with in its unconventional approach to worship, service, and outreach to the community. The person in this full-time position will work with current staff and volunteers to evangelize, disciple, and equip. The position will include coordination of children and youth education, training youth and adult volunteers, leading youth-based worship and Bible study programs, and leading youth-based mission trips. The 150-member congregation also employs a full-time senior pastor and part-time ministry assistant. Watermarke Church meets at the local middle school. The church formed in 2005; its purpose is “inviting people into a growing relationship with Christ”; its vision is “Finding Jesus, Knowing Jesus, and Showing Jesus.” The church is located 12 minutes from Penn State University. The region offers hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting, as well as many other activities and conveniences not often found in other rural regions. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit www.watermarkechurch.org/youth&familyminister. To apply for the position, send a resume, cover letter, recent photo, and a video sample of teaching junior/senior high youth and/or children to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PENNSYLVANIA—Lycoming Christian Church, Linden, PA, is seeking a full-time minister of children, youth, and young adults. The goal of the ministry is to oversee, develop, and expand programs for those age groups, as well as train leader volunteers. Request an application and information packet by writing email@example.com or Lycoming Christian Church, Attn: Bonnie Williams, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden, PA 17744. The application deadline has been extended to Feb. 10.
NOVEMBER 2019 POSTINGS
NEW MEXICO—Alamogordo (NM) Christian Church is seeking a preaching minister/pastor to join with the elders in shepherding, feeding, leading, and nurturing the congregation. The church is searching for an individual with the qualities found in 1 Timothy 3 who feels called to ministry in the Desert Southwest. The church seeks a strong Bible preacher and prefers a person with previous ministry experience who graduated from a Restoration Movement Bible college. He must be a team player and dedicated to a long-term ministry. ACC’s attendance ranges between 30-35 members. (The church’s pastor recently passed away after faithfully serving there for nine years.) If interested, send a resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Alamogordo Christian Church, Attn: Chairman of the Church Board, 1300 Hawaii Ave., Alamogordo, NM 88310.
TENNESSEE—Hope for Haiti’s Children is seeking a director of advancement to work closely with the president, vice president, and board of directors to oversee and manage all aspects of HFHC’s development program. The position is based in Nashville. The director of advancement develops and implements short and long-term development plans to meet established goals and objectives. This includes, but is not limited to, strategic initiatives for securing major gifts, annual events and appeals, and corporate and foundation grants. The person in this position is responsible for managing relationships with current and future major national accounts. The successful candidate will demonstrate committed, professional leadership, articulate passion for HFHC’s mission, and exemplify a collaborative, decisive, motivating, and engaging communication style. He or she should have a proven track record of fundraising success, seven-plus years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit fundraising, and excellent managerial skills that includes at least two years of experience successfully managing development staff. A full job description is available at HFHC’s website. Information on how to apply is also available at that site.
SEPTEMBER 2019 POSTINGS
INDIANA—Wilkinson (IN) Church of Christ, a church that averages about 500 each Sunday, is seeking a full-time children’s minister. The minister’s main responsibility will be K-5th grade, a combined group of about 80 students. Wilkinson is a rural community that is about a 30-minute drive from Indianapolis. The local school system is very good. Responsibilities will include designing Sunday school for two Sunday morning services, kids worship for K-5th grade, and implementing student ministries for Sunday night. Other responsibilities include recruiting and training adult youth coaches and student leaders, and organizing and executing events throughout the year (such as CIY SuperStart, VBS and camp). Must be well-organized, have good relational skills, be a team player, and have proven ability to work effectively with children, parents, and teams of volunteers. Pay is negotiable. Send resume to Ryan McCarty at email@example.com or 7293 N. State Road 109, Wilkinson, IN 46186. The church website is www.wccin.org.
JULY 2019 POSTINGS
KENTUCKY—The Cave City (KY) Christian Church, 300 Broadway St., is looking for a full-time senior minister (lead pastor) to replace her current pastor, who is retiring. Cave City, located just off Interstate 65 in south-central Kentucky, is known as “the gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park.” The town of about 2,500 is midway between Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN. The church averages 80 to 100 in attendance and is an independent congregation associated with the churches of the Restoration Movement. If interested in this ministry position, send your resume to: Cave City Christian Church, ATTN: Pulpit Committee, P. O. Box 487, Cave City, KY 42127 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 2019 POSTINGS
KANSAS—Manhattan (KS) Christian College is seeking a professor of biblical and theological studies who will primarily teach as a faculty member in the Bible/Theology Department. A PhD in a field of biblical or theological studies is preferred. Other advanced degrees or terminal degrees in progress will be considered. Other search criteria include teaching experience (college classroom preferred) including a philosophy of education appropriate for undergraduate studies, ministerial or church-related experience, a theological approach which seeks to serve the church, and a desire to participate in a college which integrates theological and ministry training. Because of the distinctive mission of MCC, applicants with a background in/affiliated with and a commitment to the Christian church/churches of Christ and the ideals of the Stone-Campbell Movement are preferred. The applicant must be a professing Christian and demonstrate faith in his/her personal life through active participation in a local church that is like-minded and supportive of the college’s statement of faith. A full description of the position and application information can be found at mccks.edu.
OREGON—Madras (Ore.) Christian Church, a Bible-based church in a small community in central Oregon, is seeking a full-time minister for its congregation that averages 35-45 for Sunday worship. The independent Christian church was founded on the principles of the Restoration Movement. We believe the Bible is the Holy Spirit-inspired, infallible Word of God. Compensation consists of salary, vacation time, convention time and allowance, and continuing education expense assistance. These items are negotiable based on education, experience, and personal needs. In addition to the general ministerial duties of preaching, teaching, visitation, and church camp participation, the successful candidate will desire to work to reach young adults, youth families, and to grow the youth age group (middle school to high school). Interested individuals may submit a resume and a list of three professional/personal references to: MCCPulpitCommittee@mail.com or Ministry Search Committee, P.O. Box 834, Madras, OR 97741.
TENNESSEE—Milligan College in Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, tenure track principal faculty position in the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program to begin Oct. 1. Candidates should be certified by the NCCPA and hold an unencumbered Tennessee license (or have the ability to obtain) as a Physician Assistant. A master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a minimum of five years clinical practice as a PA are required, and previous experience as a principal faculty member is preferred. Responsibilities of this position include designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum; developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program; selecting applicants for admission to the program; providing student instruction; evaluating student performance; and more. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the College mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the College’s goals. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a response to our mission statement online to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.
MARCH 2019 POSTINGS
CALIFORNIA—Morningstar Christian Church, Montclair, CA, is seeking a full-time pastor, preferably one with at least five years of experience. The church averages about 70. The salary range will be $50,000 to $55,000. A person proficient in both English and Spanish is desired, but that is not a requirement. MCC’s website has a detailed job description. Applicants may send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the church: Morningstar Christian Church, 4518 San Bernardino St., Montclair, CA 91763.
FEBRUARY 2019 POSTINGS
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA—Central Christian Church, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, is seeking a full-time family minister who has a heart and vision for equipping parents to become the primary disciple-makers of their families. The family minister will serve as the pastor-shepherd for volunteers and families at Central, and implement a ministry that is consistent with the vision and mission of the church. The person in this position will report to the senior minister. The church offers a starting salary package of $40,000 (with benefits) that is negotiable, depending on experience. If interested, reach out for additional information, and/or email resume and references to: The Elders, Central Christian Church, 167 Hillsborough St., Charlottetown, PE C1A 4W8; the elders are Wayne Peters (email@example.com), Blair Myers (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ron Ryder (email@example.com). The church website is https://centralchristian.pe.ca/.
TENNESSEE—Gateway Christian Church, Clarksville, TN—a friendly, Christ-centered fellowship of believers—is searching for a senior minister. The church has a staff of four, soon to be five, and is able to handsomely compensate the new senior minister. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited Bible college or university, plus three years of practical experience. Duties will include, but are not limited to, preaching, supervision, religious education, and pastoral duties such as home and hospital visits. Applicants may email resumés to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail hard copies to Gateway Christian Church, 781 Windermere Drive, Clarksville, TN 37043.
TENNESSEE—First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN, is seeking a full-time worship arts minister to join the worship staff team in planning, implementing, and leading worship services. This is a position of vision-level leadership for volunteers and other staff about the nature of worship and its role in the broader life of FCC-JC. A strong candidate will be musically gifted and spiritually mature. The worship arts minister takes the lead in developing musicians and other worship leaders. This person reports to the worship and communications team leader. To submit a resume and cover letter, or to request a job description, contact Betsy Magness, worship and communications team leader, at email@example.com.