14 May, 2021

Help Wanted

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DECEMBER 2020 POSTINGS

WEST VIRGINIA—Tomahawk Christian Church, Hedgesville, W.Va., which averages 70–100 for Sunday morning worship, is seeking a full-time minister who holds to the principles of the Restoration Movement.  The church is located in one of the 50 fastest-growing counties in the country. Compensation consists of salary, parsonage, vacation time, convention time, and continuing education expense assistance. (Salary and benefits are negotiable based on education, experience, and personal needs.) In addition to general ministerial duties (preaching, teaching, visitation, and church service camp participation), the person in this position should have a willingness and desire to work to reach young adults and young families, and to work to grow the youth age group (middle and high school). Interested individuals may submit a resume and a list of three professional/personal references to [email protected] or to Tomahawk Christian Church, Ministry Search Committee, 12896 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

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 protected] or Lycoming Christian Church, Attn: Bonnie Williams, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden, PA 17744. The application deadline has been extended to Feb. 26, 2021.

NOVEMBER 2020 POSTINGS

OKLAHOMA—Cookson Hills Christian Ministry is currently hiring for Christian houseparent couple and for maintenance tech positions. Learn more about these positions and the ministry by visiting www.cooksonhills.org/employment.

MICHIGAN—2|42 Community Church in Michigan, one of the fastest-growing megachurches in America, is conducting a search for a new senior pastor. The church celebrated its 15th anniversary in February, the same month it opened three new campuses to increase in size to seven campuses. The church averaged 7,222 in weekly worship attendance during 2019. Founding pastor David Dummitt left 2|42 earlier this year to become lead pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill (see our story from April). 2|42 opened up the application process for the senior pastor position during the first week of November. 2|42’s website provides details about the position and explains the process for applying.

TENNESSEE/HAITIHope for Haiti’s Children—which nurtures, educates, and trains more than 3,000 poverty-bound Haitian children to become Christian leaders in their homes, churches, and communities—is seeking a director of advancement. Based out of Nashville, Tenn., the director of advancement serves as the primary architect and leader of HFHC’s comprehensive, results-oriented development and marketing programs that advance the organization’s mission and goals. The candidate should have four-plus years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit development/marketing, with excellent managerial skills, including at least two years of previous experience successfully managing nonprofit development/marketing staff. The candidate must have a strong commitment to missions and share the beliefs expressed in HFHC’s Statement of Faith. HFHC has a 25-year record of success and has been recognized by Charity Navigator as a “Perfect 100” charity for its commitment to accountability and transparency. Apply online at www.HopeForHaitisChildren.org/jobs.

ILLINOISLincoln (Ill.) Christian University is looking to hire full-time faculty members to instruct in the areas of ministry and theology, respectively, with both positions to commence Aug. 1, 2021, and the review of applications to begin Jan. 4. Primary teaching responsibilities for both positions will be in LCU’s undergraduate division.

Teaching responsibilities for the ministry faculty position will include courses in preaching, church administration, pastoral care, and ministerial ethics. The applicant will be expected to teach online as well as on campus. The applicant must be an energetic, enthusiastic teacher who can attract and retain students and provide students with relevant instruction for leading today’s church. Some of the qualifications include: a terminal degree (master’s degree may receive consideration) in directly related field preferred; balanced commitment to the church, to Christian higher education, and to the broader academy; and experience in vocational ministry and working with multiple staff. Responsibilities will include teaching, supervising student research and writing, and mentoring students outside the classroom, among others.

Teaching responsibilities for the theology faculty position will include both first-year and upper-division courses in theology. An occasional opportunity to teach graduate courses in theology is a possibility. An ability to contribute philosophy courses to the undergraduate interdisciplinary studies program would also be highly valued. The applicant will be expected to teach online as well as on campus. Some of the qualifications include: research doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in theology or directly related field (ABD applicants or those currently enrolled in a doctoral program may receive consideration); demonstrated achievement or potential in classroom teaching and of scholarly contribution; balanced commitment to the church, to Christian higher education, and to the broader academy. Applicants who have applied theology in a ministry setting will be preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching, recruiting and retention of students, academic advising, and engaging in scholarship, among others.

Given the nature of these positions, preferential consideration will be given to members of the Independent Christian Churches or Churches of Christ. Applicants for both positions should be prepared to respond to the university’s mission, statement of faith, core values, and philosophy of education (available at www.lincolnchristian.edu/about-us/). Only complete applications will be considered. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V., and three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references to Taylor Payne, Director of Human Resources, Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656, or [email protected].

ILLINOISMinier (Ill.) Christian Church (MCC) is seeking a full-time associate minister or executive minister. This minister will serve MCC through leadership and discipleship. This person will complement the lead minister’s evangelistic focus and skillset by focusing on programmatic and organic spiritual formation for long-term and consistent church members and attendees. MCC is pretty effective at attracting newcomers but needs to improve at taking the congregation deeper into the intellectual and experiential aspects of our faith. Responsibilities and duties will include directly leading MCC’s staff (including ministry and support employees); facilitating communication amongst staff and between staff and elders; providing leadership and direction to Life Groups (adult small groups); organizing and facilitating volunteer ministry teams; preaching 6 to 10 times a year; and participating in other ministerial opportunities. Qualifications include a significant church and/or parachurch ministry experience; a bachelor’s degree (preferably in a ministry or Bible/theology subject area); and a personable, approachable personality. Contact Brady Cremeens at [email protected] for more information and to apply.

MICHIGAN—Ferris Church of Christ in Vestaburg, Mich., is seeking a full-time minister to serve a congregation that averages 75. Candidate must possess a college degree from a church of Christ/Christian college. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: preaching, teaching, and equipping. Evangelistic and pastoral skills are required. Candidate must be willing to be involved in a rural community with a country church. Parsonage provided. Salary will be based on experience and skills. Interested candidates should email their resume to [email protected] or send to Ferris Church of Christ, 3443 N. Crystal Road, Vestaburg, MI 48891. For more information concerning the church, visit ferrischurchofchrist.org.

JULY 2020 POSTINGS

KANSAS—New Hope Christian Church of Cherryvale, Kan., is seeking a full-time minister to help lead the church and to preach the Word of God as divinely inspired and written. The minister should have outstanding people skills and maintain positive working relationships, will preach at Sunday morning and evening services, and will teach Sunday school and Wednesday evening Bible study as needed. The minister will attend church meetings with trustees and report on church activities and discuss spiritual needs of the church, as well as conduct other ministerial duties (weddings, funerals, visitation, counseling, and community outreach). NHCC was formed in November 2005 and purchased their building in April 2006. Average attendance is 40-45. Cherryvale has about 1,500 residents. Interested candidates should contact New Hope Christian Church, Attn: Trustees, P.O. Box 404, Cherryvale, KS 67335 or phone Gerald Zuck at (620) 336-2535 or Rick Valverde at (620) 330-0121 or [email protected].

INDIANA — Garden City Church of Christ in Columbus, Ind.—a church committed to connecting people to Christ, one another, and service—is seeking a full-time associate minister to lead in the areas of youth (grades 6–12) and worship. Send inquiries and resumes, plus a cover letter and references, to [email protected] or Garden City Church of Christ, 3245 Jonesville Road, Columbus, IN 47201. It would be helpful to include an example of the applicant singing or leading in a worship context. A job description is available at www.gardencitychurch.com.

JUNE 2020 POSTINGS

NEW YORK — The Tonawanda (N.Y.) Church of Christ is seeking a full-time minister. The church is looking for a man who is of sound doctrine, loves the Lord, and will love us. The church is located in a suburban area between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, N.Y. Use of a parsonage is included in the compensation package. Send your resume and video or audio recordings to [email protected].

FEBRUARY 2020 POSTINGS

KENTUCKY— Kentucky Christian University is seeking a dean for its School of Business. The person in this position will be, first and foremost, a Christian of mature faith with the capacity to clearly articulate his or her relationship with Jesus Christ. The dean will be committed to advancing the mission of KCU and be able to clearly demonstrate the role of ministry in business. The dean will also be able to manage a team and effectively monitor and measure outcomes for continued success while also being approachable by students, faculty, and staff. If interested in this position, contact Calvin Lindell at (606) 474-3273 or [email protected] (fax number, 606-474-3189). For more information, go to www.kcu.edu/campus-offices/employment/job-listings/

JANUARY 2020 POSTINGS

INDIANA—Georgetown (Ind.) Christian Church is seeking a student minister to lead students (grades 5 to 12) and families to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The person in this position will cast a vision for student ministries and establish goals in line with the mission and vision of GCC, while serving in collaboration with the family minister. The applicant should be a committed follower of Jesus with a passion for God’s Word and people. They should demonstrate a daily pursuit of a Christ-centered life. A video of preaching/teaching/leading will be required for an interview. The church prefers (but does not require) the applicant to have a Bible college degree and two years of experience. A full application is available at http://bit.ly/StudentMinister. Apply by completing the form found at http://bit.ly/GCCstuminapp.

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 protected].

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