7 February, 2023

Ministry Help Wanted

by | 23 January, 2023


INDIANA—The Versailles (IN) Church of Christ is seeking a full-time, Restoration preacher. The close-knit congregation of about 50 people does not presently have elders or deacons. The church is looking for a minister who is humble, knowledgeable, and grounded in the truth of God’s Word and has the zeal and passion to proclaim it. He needs to believe in and stand on God’s plan for salvation. The new minister should be someone who loves the Bible, seeks to study and grow from it, and can relate to people of all ages. He will be expected to preach on Sunday mornings and evenings, teach Bible classes, and make home and hospital visits. He should love people and be enthusiastic and encouraging. Versailles is a small town but has great opportunities for growth and expansion. The 60-year-old congregation formerly was much larger with a strong youth group, but the church has gone through some hard times the last few years. A Christian preschool of 45 to 50 children meets in the church building three days a week during the school year. The public school system is very good and the community comes together for events, sports, and benefits. The church will provide a salary and a nice 3-bedroom/1.5-bath house to live in next to the church building. For more information or to apply, contact JR Stephen at [email protected]. 


INDIANA—The International Disaster Emergency Service (IDES) seeks to hire for several positions: international projects manager, U.S. disaster response coordinator, communications specialist, and GAP specialist (helping provide food and relief supplies). Learn more and apply at IDES.org/careers. 


OREGON—Yoncalla (Ore.) Church of Christ is seeking a senior minister after the retirement of her previous minister, who served YCC for 14 years. Yoncalla is a small rural town (population 1,065) located approximately halfway between Eugene and Roseburg (populations 180,000 and 24,000, respectively). The town and church hold conservative views and embody all the benefits of small-town life. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and skiing are all within a 30- to 90-minute drive. The church is looking for a minister who truly wants to be involved in small-town life, loves God and loves people, a graduate of a Restoration college or university in ministry or a related field, with three or more years of experience, and who holds a high view of Scripture. The church will provide a three-bedroom parsonage including all utilities plus salary. The church’s worship is mostly contemporary accompanied by guitar. If interested, send a resume, three references, and a video link of a recent sermon to Bruce Russell, [email protected]. If you have questions and would like more information, call (541) 580-6666. 

TENNESSEE—The School of Bible and Theology at Johnson University is inviting applications for the full-time position of Professor of New Testament to begin in the 2023-24 academic year. Johnson University educates students for Christian ministries and other strategic vocations. Johnson is affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and operates campuses in Tennessee, Florida, and online. The position calls for teaching primarily undergraduate courses in New Testament and biblical Greek language, advising students, and other duties. The PhD in New Testament or a closely related field is expected. Past and ongoing involvement in and commitment to the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement is a must. Prior experience in teaching and ministry is desired as well as a record of and ongoing commitment to research and publication. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is July 1, 2023, with a reporting date of Aug. 1. Send cover letter and c.v. consistent with above qualifications, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two professional and two personal references to [email protected] . A complete job description is available at johnsonu.edu. 

NEW ZEALAND—Mataura Christian Church in southern New Zealand and its affiliated preschool are both seeking godly servants for salaried positions. MCC seeks a family and community pastor to help the small congregation make a big impact on their community. The pastor will help to further develop projects the church is involved with in the community, while also working to connect people with God and the church family. MCC is an independent Christian church founded on the principles of the Restoration Movement. Hope Preschool—a ministry of the church—is looking for qualified early childhood teachers who would seek to become registered teachers in New Zealand to join the school’s staff. The preschool is a full-day education and care center with 66 children enrolled. The preschool seeks to educate and support the whole family. For more information and expressions of interest, contact Lisa Thomas at [email protected].

PENNSYLVANIA—First Christian Church in Meadville, PA, is looking for their next student minister to work with 7th- through 12th-graders and college-age students. The ideal person for this position will build relationships, engage students in their lives, encourage students to build relationships with God, help them to develop a strong spiritual foundation, and share Jesus with the community. FCC is a Bible-believing, nondenominational church in northwest Pennsylvania. Meadville is about equally distant from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Those interested can send a cover letter, a resume, and at least three references to [email protected]. For a more detailed job description, and to ask questions, contact Robert McGuire at (234) 244-7578. 


MISSOURI—Wildwood (Mo.) Christian Church, an established church of about 120 members in western St. Louis County, is seeking a senior pastor. WCC wishes to hire an inspiring leader, gifted communicator, team builder, and good administrator who is willing to make a long-term commitment. The independent Christian church supports missions both locally and abroad and seeks to connect a distracted world to Jesus Christ. Resumes may be submitted to [email protected] or to Wildwood Christian Church, 16717 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040. 

PENNSYLVANIA—Lycoming Christian Church in Linden, Pa., is seeking a full-time minister of children, youth, and young adults. The individual needs a Christian college degree and will work in cooperation with the leadership team to encourage spiritual growth in the church family, most especially their area of focus. The individual will create activities and develop programs for teens to promote fun, fellowship, and spiritual development as well as planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing programs for younger children. Send your request for an application and information packet to [email protected] or to Lycoming Christian Church Attn: Bonnie Williams, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden, PA 17744 The application deadline is Nov. 14.

OHIO—Beechwold Christian Church in Columbus, OH, is searching for a student minister who is a creative, passionate, and educated leader. The candidate should be someone who wants to grow relationally, spiritually, and professionally. BCC is seeking a person to invest in, build, and grow the church’s middle school and high school students. There is a solid core of students who, with solid investment, will produce great fruit in building their own faith and sharing the gospel. This position reports directly to the lead minister. Salary is commensurate with age and experience (and will include health, retirement, housing allowance, and expense account). Become a candidate by sending a resume via email to [email protected]. Use “Beechwold” in the subject line. Text “Beechwold” to 859.653.0692 for a job description and more information. Leave your name and email address.

INDIANA—Rising Sun (IN) Church of Christ is seeking a new lead minister. The church is confident God will continue to do great things in the Rising Sun community and is eager to follow his lead to find a godly, loving man to help reach the lost. Main responsibilities will be to love God and his people. The church’s prayer is to have a lead minister who demonstrates a palpable love for people. All other qualities fall into place when the starting point is love. Salary is commensurate with age and experience (and will include health, retirement, housing allowance, and expense account). Become a candidate by sending a resume via email to [email protected]. Use “Rising Sun” in the subject line. Text “Rising Sun” to 859.653.0692 for a job description and more information. Leave your name and email address.


KENTUCKY—First Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Ky., is accepting resumes for a full-time preaching minister until Oct. 1. The nondenominational Christian Church’s average worship attendance is 60 to 80. The church’s mailing address is P.O. Box 1305, Mount Vernon, KY 40456. For more information, contact Richard Bryant at [email protected].

PENNSYLVANIA—Norwin Christian Church in North Huntingdon, Pa., is seeking to hire a director of small groups and outreach. The person in this full-time position will be responsible for leading the church’s small groups ministry, and NCC Ministries, along with the church’s growing outreach ministry. NCC is seeking to build new outreach opportunities in the local community. The church is seeking a team player who will work with the other NCC staff members, and also work closely with the executive minister who currently oversees these areas of ministry. The ideal applicant will have a strong vision for spiritual growth, next steps, and a ministry structure that encourages involvement. Applicants should have a strong relationship with God, relevant experience or education, strong organizational and relational leadership skills, and a passion to reach the lost. A complete job description, along with relevant skills needed and responsibilities, is posted at the church’s website. Those who believe God is calling them to serve at NCC should send their resume and contact information to [email protected].


COLORADO—Norwood (Colo.) Christian Church is seeking a full-time minister to replace the church’s retiring minister. The rural southwestern Colorado church is located in a community of 1000-plus. The church’s average attendance is 30 to 50. Those interested are asked to email their resume to Search Committee, c/o Davis Watson—Elder, Norwood Christian Church; the email address is [email protected].


CALIFORNIA—First Christian Church of Carson in Southern California is searching for a pastor to proclaim the gospel of Christ, build up the body of Christ in faith, and perform pastoral duties. FCCC is a church of 100 to 150; it formed in 2007 with the merger of Carson Christian Church (founded 1950) and First Filipino American Christian Church (founded 1997). There are different nationalities in the church, with 95 percent being Filipinos, Americans, and Mexican. The church is seeking a pastor who has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in divinity, ministry, or biblical studies from a recognized accredited theological or Bible seminary school. The candidate should have at least four years of full-time pastoral experience, including working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Complete information about this position, including the application process, is available by downloading this PDF, FCC_of_Carson.

INDIANA—Cincinnati Christian Church in Bloomfield, Ind., is looking for a highly relational youth minister with a heart for marginalized students to lead a team of volunteers reaching CCC’s rural community. The candidate should have strong administrative skills. The church has incredible access to local schools and is looking for someone to be a regular presence on campus (high school and middle school) while running a thriving ministry at the church. A complete job description for this full-time position is available for download at the church’s website.

PENNSYLVANIA—The First Christian Church of Fayette City, Pa., is searching for a full-time minister to succeed the current minister who will retire in May. Fayette City is a small community 35 miles south of Pittsburgh. The church was founded in 1836 and has one service per week. The independent Christian church averages 55 to 70 weekly. The church is looking for a minister who is a graduate of a Christian church Bible college . . . a young to middle-aged family man who desires to serve the church, congregation, and community. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for Christ resulting in a desire to win people to the Lord, a love for God, and a love for people, among other attributes. Some ministry experience is desired. Salary will be determined by experience and skills. (A description of primary responsibilities and expectations is available by clicking FCC_Fayette_City.) Interested persons can send a letter of interest and resume with references to [email protected]. Direct questions to the church office at (724) 326-4405.

INDIANA—Hodgin Road Christian Church in Richmond, IN, is looking for a part-time minister. The smaller, conservative, Bible-based church seeks an energetic leader who is a strong follower of Jesus. The church has a small youth group and a variety of music. If interested, contact Joe Elstro at (765) 238-7201.


KANSAS—Manhattan (Kan.) Christian College invites applications for two full-time faculty positions. The professors will teach undergraduate courses. Courses may be in the Bible/Theology and/or Ministry departments (e.g., pastoral studies, biblical exegesis, Bible, and theology), reflecting their expertise and interests. Download the full MCC_Posting or go to mccks.edu for details. Send all submissions and address all questions to [email protected] or Faculty Search Committee, Attn.: Genilyn McCaffrey, 1415 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

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