7 October, 2021

Help Wanted

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SEPTEMBER 2021 POSTINGS

ARIZONA—Cactus Christian Fellowship in Phoenix, Ariz., is seeking a senior pastor to replace the minister who retired recently after 20-plus years. CCF is an independent Christian church established in 1971. The church is financially stable with a debt-free facility. The congregation averages less than 100 (post-COVID-19). The church has a full-time associate minister (who also serves as worship leader) and an administrative manager. One of CCF’s four elders serves part-time as facilities manager. The senior pastor is responsible for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching, pastoral care, providing administrative leadership, and acting as chief administrator of paid staff. Candidates for this position should be ordained, have training and experience in pastoral ministry, meet the biblical qualifications (1 Timothy 4:6-13; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:21-24), and have proven successful experience in pastoral ministry, preaching, and teaching. The senior pastor will serve as chairman of the church council—leading and overseeing the total church program. The salary is negotiable; it includes benefits, vacation, and continuing education reimbursement. If interested, or to learn more, send cover letter, resume, and references to Cactus Christian Fellowship, Attn: Elders Board, 2401 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

PENNSYLVANIA—Impact Christian Church in Moon Township, Pa., is searching for a full-time kids coordinator. This congregation in suburban Pittsburgh averages 700 people. The coordinator is responsible for leadership, administration, and direction of the church’s Impact Kids program (nursery through fifth grade). This person also serves as the team leader with Impact’s children’s ministry team by initiating group planning meetings, collaboration, and providing mentoring where appropriate.  The Impact Kids program includes weekend services using the Orange curriculum, along with other special events throughout the year. This leader must have the ability to inspire, delegate, and build ministry teams. The ideal candidate will have skills and experiences that include: experience managing a growing children’s ministry in a multiservice church averaging 500 or more; a track record of helping Christian parents pastor their children, while also pastoring children who do not have parents who follow Jesus; excellent skills in building teams and in recruiting, training, and managing a team of 50 volunteers; and experience developing a children’s program that draws families to faith in Jesus and growth in the congregation. To express interest, send your resume to Lisa Cross at lcross@impactpittsburgh.com or to her attention at Impact Christian Church, 330 Hookstown Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108.

AUGUST 2021 POSTINGS

FLORIDA — Adventure Christian Church, Tavares, Fla., is looking for a senior minister to lead the congregation. The church averages 100 to 110 weekly. If you feel God calling you to ACC, submit a resume and a cover letter to info@adventurechristian.com. For more information, contact Morry Osborn at (352) 343-9020 or at info@adventurechristian.com.

OKLAHOMA – Wellston (Okla.) Christian Church is seeking a full-time minister to serve with the small, but active congregation. The church is located on Route 66, halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. A parsonage is provided as part of the benefits package. Applicants are encouraged to email Robert Ward, elder and chair of the search committee, at wardfam@pldi.net for the church’s profile, minister profile, and applicant questionnaire.

MISSOURI — Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles, MO., a suburb of St. Louis, seeks to hire a full-time outreach pastor. The right person for this pastoral position will demonstrate a passion for evangelism, have experience in working with people in need, and desire to cultivate relationships with community leaders. The experiences of developing and leading volunteer teams and working with all people groups are also key for this position. A Bible college degree is preferred or a willingness to complete the Merold Institute of Ministry coursework at Harvester. Learn more and apply at the “Job Opportunities” page on the church’s website.

JULY 2021 POSTINGS

MICHIGAN—Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Mich., invites applications from those interested in becoming the school’s next president, with service to commence in July 2022. (Longtime president Larry Carter intends to continue serving through June 2022.) GLCC seeks a candidate who will lead the college into the future with faith in Jesus Christ and with a vision for growth in the city of Lansing and the world. Deadline for applications is Sept. 30. GLCC is providing presidential search updates via its website, which includes a timeline and a complete job posting. The job posting also is available by clicking here: GLCC_president.

JUNE 2021 POSTINGS

OHIO—Lynchburg (Ohio) First Church of Christ is seeking a youth/student minister to provide spiritual leadership, guidance, and shepherding for elementary, middle school, and high school students. The person in this position will develop the youth ministry team and volunteers and oversee the creation and implementation of a plan to evangelize and disciple children and students. This ministry leader will play an administrative role in curriculum, programming, facility, budgets, and planning processes. This is a part-time/20-hours-per-week position with an opportunity to grow the ministry. More information about this position is available by contacting minister David Myers at davidmyers911@gmail.com. Send a resume to Myers to apply for the position.

MAY 2021 POSTINGS

ARIZONA—The American Indian Christian Mission in Show Low, Ariz., is seeking a full-time executive director. AICM is a boarding school for Native American students in grades 3-8 who are primarily from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Job responsibilities include day-to-day mission operations, directing a 20-member staff, overseeing the budget, communication with supporters, overseeing a bus ministry to the Apache reservations, and (when school is not in session from May to August) overseeing summer ministry teams. Housing and most meals are provided. A college degree in Christian ministry and business management is preferred but not required. Background in finances and human resource is essential. Visit aicm.org for a mission overview. Submit resumes to ron@schlattersinc.com.

INDIANA—University Christian Church in Muncie, Ind., is in search of a full-time youth minister/associate minister to serve the growing congregation. The successful candidate will work with the youth ministry team to develop and implement ministries and events that will lead non-Christian young people to a saving relationship with Christ and that will lead Christian young people toward continued growth in Christ. The successful candidate will also serve as an associate to the lead minister, with specific duties to be determined after taking into consideration the interests and expertise of the individual being hired. At UCC, the successful candidate will find: a competitive salary and benefit package; a strong team of servant-leaders with a clear vision for the church; a unified congregation; an excellent location; an atmosphere of growth and a missional focus; a financially sound congregation; a strong commitment to youth and children; and an excellent building facility. A complete job listing is available at the church’s website. If interested, send resume to Search Team, University Christian Church, 2400 N. Nebo Road, Muncie, IN 47304 or to steve@universitychristianchurch.com.

PENNSYLVANIA—Deep Valley Christian Service Camp, Slippery Rock, Pa., is seeking an individual or married couple to manage the upkeep and maintenance of the camp facilities. Typical duties include lawn care, building maintenance, coordination of volunteer work, and providing assistance relative to facility use and logistics to groups that use the camp. The camp’s directors are seeking a strong Christian individual or married couple possessing a skill set that includes a demonstrated hands-on ability for this type of work. Candidates should be motivated and inspired to work independently, yet able to take direction from the board, as needed. Additional qualities preferred for this position include the ability to communicate clearly, a record of leadership working in a position similar to this, and education/training specifically targeting camp mission work. Compensation for the position includes paid onsite housing, including utilities and meals from the camp kitchen, when in use. Monetary salary is not available at present. To be considered, send a letter of interest listing your qualifications to:

INDIANA—Eastview Christian Church in Martinsville, Ind., seeks to hire a person for a dual director position that focuses on the ministry areas of children’s/youth leadership and creative outreach. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a Restoration Bible college (preferably) or equivalent experience, a heart and passion for young people, a creative mind-set for evangelism and outreach, and the ability to communicate well with volunteers and church members. Responsibilities of the student director position include (but are not limited to) lead and coordinate the children/youth ministry team, maintain communication and build involvement with parents of children/youth, lead youth activities, and coordinate volunteers. Responsibilities of the outreach director include (but are not limited to) develop, lead, and execute local outreach visions at Eastview; create and implement a communication strategy for becoming more visible in the community; develop ways to creatively communicate successes at Eastview; and serve as primary content owner for the creative and marketing needs of the church body. Send resume to associate minister Nathan Crowe at nathan@eastviewchristianchurch.org.

GEORGIA—Woodstock (Ga.) Christian Church is searching for their next youth minister. The church is looking for a person who provides spiritual leadership, guidance, and shepherding for middle school and high school students. The ability to work on social media and other tech-related areas is a must. WCC started in 1977 and is located in a city north of Atlanta. Woodstock recently was named the No. 3 suburb to move to in 2021 by Homes.com. WCC is one of the fastest-growing churches in the Restoration Movement. Become a candidate by sending a resume via email to Rick.Shonkwiler@myccl.org. Use “Woodstock” in the subject line. Text 859.653.0692 for a job description and more information. Leave your name and email address.

PENNSYLVANIA—Scottdale (Pa.) Church of Christ is searching for their next preaching pastor. The church is looking for a preacher who provides spiritual and pastoral leadership to the members and serves as the spiritual leader of the church to fulfill its mission and purpose as taught in the Bible. Scottdale looks to bring a young minister in to help him grow in his preaching or a leader who is more established who can help them grow in their outreach to the community. Salary is negotiable and parsonage is available. Become a candidate by sending a resume via email to Rick.Shonkwiler@myccl.org. Use “Scottdale” in the subject line. Text 859.653.0692 for a job description and more information. Leave your name and email address.

APRIL 2021 POSTINGS

KANSAS—Hays (Kan.) Christian Church—a small church of 35-40 members—is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time minister with an appropriate educational and experiential background and a strong commitment to outreach. The minister’s personal beliefs and practices should be consistent with those historically associated with independent Christian churches. HCC has an active women’s group, Wednesday evening youth program, two adult Bible school classes, children’s church, VBS, and a weekly newsletter. Hays is the largest city in northwest Kansas and serves as the economic and cultural center of the region. The independent Christian church has been a part of the community since the 1960s. To apply, send the following to jstraight1950@gmail.com: a resume or vitae; contact information, including phone numbers for three references; a cover letter detailing why you are pursuing the position; and a sample sermon (either a video or printed manuscript). Submit all print documents in PDF format. To request more information regarding the position, the community, etc., contact Jennie Straight at jstraight1950@gmail.com.

INDIANA—The International Conference On Missions has an immediate opening for an administrative assistant. This role is a full-time, entry-level position in the ICOM office in Clayton, Indiana. It involves many aspects of ICOM’s daily operations and missions conference preparation. The position requires travel with the ICOM team once or twice a year. The ideal candidate would be a steadfast Christian, a quick and happy learner, friendly, enjoy working with people, be well organized, a self-starter, flexible, team player, and someone with advanced computer skills (Google Suite, Word, Excel, etc.) and social media experience. For more information, email David Empson (david@theicom.org) and include a resume and references.

MICHIGAN—The Charlotte (Mich.) Church of Christ is in search of a new full-time minister after the church’s minister of 20 years announced his retirement. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to the church, Attn: Dave Walton, 64 Vansickle Drive, Charlotte, MI 48813; or send that information to elders@charlottechurch.org. The church is a small congregation located in Charlotte, Mich., 15 miles southwest of Lansing. The church averaged about 120 pre-COVID-19 and about 70 afterward. The church is an older congregation that was established in 1956. The demographics are middle-aged to senior citizens with a few younger couples.

MARCH 2021 POSTINGS

GEORGIA—Madison (Ga.) Christian Church is seeking a full-time youth & children’s minister. The fun-loving church is passionate about young people and seeing them grow closer to the Lord. This is a new position that will build on the effective work of an amazing intern who served part-time the past two years. The church is looking for an exceptionally relational leader who loves the Lord above all and has a heart for guiding children and youth to Christ. Responsibilities include evangelizing and discipling young people, recruiting and training volunteers, and leading regular programming and special events. The tourist-friendly town of Madison is located 60 minutes east of downtown Atlanta and 35 minutes south of Athens. (Learn more at www.visitmadisonga.com.) If interested, contact corythomas@madisonchristianchurch.com for more information and a formal job description. This would be a great opportunity for a recent Bible college graduate. Pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

KENTUCKY—Peeled Oak Christian Church (a small rural congregation outside of Owingsville and Mt. Sterling, Ky.) is seeking a small baptistery for their congregation. If any congregation has one they would donate, contact Bill Teegarden at (606) 748-8456 or wgteegarden@yahoo.com.

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.

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 (pulpit@fcccarson.com) 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 Jimmoore48@aol.com or to Tomahawk Christian Church, Ministry Search Committee, 12896 Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

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.

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.

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 blcremeens@lincolnchristian.edu for more information and to apply.

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