2 March, 2021

Help Wanted

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FEBRUARY 2021 POSTINGS

NEW HAMPSHIRE—Rockingham Christian Church, Salem, N.H., is seeking a full-time worship pastor. The worship pastor’s primary role is to invite RCC to journey towards Jesus, with others, for their inward spiritual formation. Click here for a complete job description.

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.

JANUARY 2021 POSTINGS

CALIFORNIA—First Christian Church of Carson (Calif.), a church of 100-150, is seeking a full-time pastor. People of many nationalities (Filipino, American, Mexican, Indian, and others) attend FCCC. The church resulted from a merger of Carson Christian Church and First Filipino American Christian Church; those bodies began worshipping together in 2007. The church conducts one Sunday morning worship service (in English), a Sunday school, and various smaller weekday gatherings. The New Testament church is seeking a loving, caring, mature individual who is a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident (preferably residing in Southern California) to serve as pastor. Applicants should possess strong moral character, relate well with people of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, and have a burning desire to teach God’s Word and win souls. The church seeks a person to work with the elders, deacons, staff, and various others in carrying out the purpose of the church; a good communicator who will proclaim the gospel and evangelize, and who will help oversee the shepherding and pastoral ministries. The baptized believer should have a strong background in the Restoration Movement of Christian churches and churches of Christ. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in divinity, ministry, or biblical studies from a recognized and accredited theological or Bible seminary school; at least four years of full-time pastoral experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds; computer knowledge that includes Office, Zoom, and church software; and project management skills. Salary and benefits will be discussed during the hiring process. Interested individuals should submit a resume, a brief statement of doctrinal beliefs, their philosophy of ministry as a pastor of a local church, a vision statement for FCCC, and their desired salary. Applicants also should provide a picture with their family, a link to their most recent sermon delivery, and three current letters of recommendation from previous employers related to the ministry. Send documents in pdf, link, or video of the sermon to First Christian Church of Carson, c/o Pulpit Committee. Send via email ([email protected]) or by using the WeTransfer website (https://wetransfer.com). When everything is received, the applicant will be contacted.

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.

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.

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