18 April, 2024

Ministry Help Wanted

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PENNSYLVANIA—Lycoming Christian Church in Linden, Pa., is seeking an individual to serve full-time as minister of children, youth, and young adults. The individual should have a Christian college degree and be able to work in cooperation with the leadership team to encourage spiritual growth in the church family. The individual will create activities and develop programs for teens to promote fun, fellowship, and spiritual development. The individual also will plan, develop, coordinate, and implement programs for younger children. Request an application and information packet by emailing [email protected] or writing to Lycoming Christian Church, Attn:  Bonnie Williams, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden, PA 17744. 

INDIANA—Michigan City (Ind.) Christian Church is seeking a dedicated senior minister. MCCC’s current senior minister, who has faithfully served the community for 29 years, is transitioning to a part-time role focusing on the pastoral care of senior saints. MCCC has a membership roster of over 250. Michigan City is on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, about one hour from downtown Chicago. The church was formed from the merger of Earl Road Christian Church and First Christian Church in 2010. The primary role of the senior minister will be to shepherd the congregation, with a special focus on engaging young families and children, encouraging community outreach, and fostering both spiritual and numerical growth. The church currently employs a part-time senior minister, children’s minister, worship leader, and secretary. The starting salary is $50,000 to $52,000, inclusive of a housing allowance. (The church does not provide a parsonage.) A member has volunteered to pay for the selected candidate’s moving truck. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and a YouTube video or DVD of a recent sermon at the application here. (That link also includes a full description of the position.) Additionally, the church elders welcome any questions you may have. Apply here and contact Bryan Brownlee, chairman of the elders, at [email protected] or (219) 363-7420. 


PENNSYLVANIA—Impact Christian Church, a congregation of about 900 in Moon Township, Pa. (just northwest of Pittsburgh), is seeking a full-time executive pastor. Impact is a casual and contemporary community of real people whose main desire is to help move people into an authentic relationship with Jesus. The growing church is seeking an executive pastor to lead the staff and help resource and equip the church’s various teams so they can help people take next steps with Jesus. The primary focus is on the church as a whole with the emphasis on shaping and coordinating the future vision of the church. This position leads the daily operations which includes the finance team, human resources, The Landing, special events, facilities, ministry teams, and communications. The executive pastor will work collaboratively with the lead pastor. A complete executive pastor job description is available here. Send resumes to executive assistant Lisa Cross at [email protected] or mail to her attention to Impact Christian Church, 330 Hookstown Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108. (Please, no phone calls.) 

ILLINOIS—The Christian Campus Foundation (CCF) at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) is seeking a full-time director of campus ministry. Strong candidates will be spiritually mature, committed to historic Christian belief and practice, effective communicators with young adults, dedicated to evangelism and discipleship in a major university context, skilled at strategic planning and organizational management, and able to interact productively with churches and individual supporters. Preferred qualifications will include post-graduate education, theological training, and successful experience in campus ministry. Preferential consideration will be given to those who affiliate with, or who are supportive of, the Stone-Campbell (Restoration Movement) tradition. Initial financial compensation will range from $40,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience. If possible, responsibilities could begin during the spring 2024 semester. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume (including three references) to [email protected].


MINNESOTA—New Brighton (Minn.) Christian Church is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to serve as their new senior minister. The ideal candidate will possess some ministerial experience, strong leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a deep commitment to the ministry. In addition, a candidate must demonstrate experience as a dedicated, passionate, energetic individual willing to be a risk-taker to evangelize in our community, and to follow our mission and purpose to grow the church for future generations. Interested applicants may submit a resume to NBCC office at 1500 29th Ave. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112, or email their resume to [email protected]. Questions or inquiries may be directed to David Denno, elder, at (763) 516-2289, or a message may be left on the church phone, (651) 633-7152. Resumes submitted on or before May 31, 2024, will be considered. A final hiring decision will be contingent on references and criminal and background check. A complete packet prepared by the NBCC senior minister search committee is available for download.

NEBRASKA—Summit Christian College in Gering, Neb., is accepting applications for the position of academic dean. SCC is seeking a visionary leader with a heart for Christian education and a desire to make a profound impact. This highly qualified individual should share Summit’s commitment to academic excellence, ministry preparation, and spiritual growth. SCC is a four-year institution dedicated to providing exceptional biblical education. The school’s mission is aligned with the principles of Independent Christian Churches and the Great Commission; the school seeks to empower students to serve faithfully in the ministries of the church and beyond. SCC is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and is authorized by the state of Nebraska. The school is committed to upholding the highest standards of education. The ideal candidate for the position of academic dean will hold a graduate-level degree, with an MDIV preferred. Individuals who are passionate about Christian education and possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to guide SCC’s academic programs to new heights are invited to make inquiries and/or to submit their application to David Parrish, president of Summit Christian College, at (308) 641-6635. 


KENTUCKY—Mulberry International, a ministry providing humanitarian relief and evangelism in war-torn Ukraine, is looking for a mission-minded marketing professional to join their team in a part-time position. For more information, email [email protected].


TEXAS—Hill Country Youth Ranch is in need of direct-care staff for multiple positions at their Ingram, Texas, and Leakey, Texas, campuses. All roles consist of daily work with children placed at the ranch due to previous abuse and or neglect. Positions include live-in houseparents and hourly childcare workers. Preference is given to couples for the live-in positions. This faith-based organization considers every position one of ministry. For more information, contact [email protected].

TENNESSEE—The School of Bible and Ministry at Milligan University is accepting applications for the position of assistant professor of worship leadership. The full-time, tenure-track faculty member will work primarily in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Worship Leadership major. The position requires teaching, mentoring, and advising students, as well as engagement in scholarship and service. Beyond worship studies, the faculty member will teach ministry and/or Bible courses in line with their education and expertise. The anticipated start date is August 2024. A more complete description of the position and its requirements is available at milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

OHIO—Troy (Ohio) Christian Church is seeking an associate minister to champion outreach, growth classes, ministry teams, discipleship classes, and (possibly) small groups. This person will also play a key role in preaching; a role that will grow in the future, based on TCC’s succession plan. Troy Christian has a mission to make disciples who make disciples. The church is passionate about engaging, equipping, and releasing people to that end. The multigenerational church currently has two full-time workers (a lead minister and student minister) and three part-time workers (children’s minster, worship minister, and administrative assistant). A full job description is at www.troycc.org/associateminister. Questions and resumes can be emailed to [email protected]. 


OHIO—The Montville (Ohio) Church of Christ—a growing, rural congregation—is seeking a preacher to care for the spiritual needs of the congregation. The ideal candidate will possess the qualities laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. He must possess the ability to disciple, teach, and shepherd. He will be guided by God’s Word in all matters and able to effectively communicate his knowledge to the congregation through his sermons. The ideal candidate will be humble, compassionate, gracious, and personable in interpersonal dealings; trustworthy and able to counsel people when called to do so. The candidate should be an immersed follower of Jesus Christian with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Ministry experience is preferred. The position can be full-time or part-time (depending on candidate). The minister will receive a salary and either a housing allowance or parsonage. Interested candidates should describe their experiences in ministry and why they are qualified to serve as Montville’s preacher. Candidates also are asked to summarize their theological and doctrinal beliefs in just a few sentences. Candidates should send their resume, responses, and a sermon link to [email protected].


OHIO—Lexington (Ohio) Church of Christ is seeking a full-time senior minister. The church is more than 100 years old and has a history of long-term ministers. The church is seeking a passionate, engaged minister who has a heart for discipleship and a passion for developing personal relationships. The church desires a minister who will preach in a biblically sound and expository manner. The minister should be willing to mentor/develop future leaders while working closely with eldership in shepherding and furthering a vision of evangelism. The church averages 150 weekly. To express interest, email the church at [email protected]. 


OHIO—Northside Christian Church, a multigenerational church of about 1,200 (in-person and online) with campuses in Wadsworth and Medina, Ohio, is seeking to hire a minister of administration. The person in this position will oversee the day-to-day operations of the church and support the senior minister in making decisions and determining overall church direction. This person will be a liaison between different parties to help promote unity in the church. A complete job description is available by clicking “Northside Minister”. Interested candidates may contact discipleship pastor Eric Pruitt at [email protected] or (330) 336-4622 (ext. 312). 


ILLINOIS—Catlin (Ill.) Church of Christ is searching for a children’s minister to team up with a supportive and encouraging staff in reaching the community’s children and their families. Learn more about the church and the ministry opportunity by emailing preaching minister Chris Lawler at [email protected]. Additional information also is available via the application portal. 


INDIANA—Smithville Christian Church, a growing suburban/rural church located just minutes from Bloomington, Ind., is looking for a senior minister to lead their congregation of 300-plus attendees. Over the past decade, SCC has grown 250 percent. The church has averaged more than 150 baptisms in each of the past two years. Bloomington, home to Indiana University, offers many cultural, recreational, and entertainment options. The church is less than a mile from Lake Monroe Resort. Click here, Smithville_CC, to access a pdf with a detailed job description of the position. Additional information about the church can be found at www.smithvillecc.org. Email [email protected] or call (812) 824-6761 to express interest. 

FLORIDA—Legacy Christian Church—a vibrant, active, growing church family of about 250-plus in Lakeland, Fla.—is seeking a family minister to help strengthen the commitment to connecting families into the church, supporting parents, and leading children and teens to follow Jesus Christ. The family minister position is full-time and salaried. At LCC, the family minister serves as the church’s youth minister, but also is responsible for overseeing the church’s children’s programming. The family minister’s overall goal is to envision, implement, coordinate, and oversee the direction, curriculum, programming, activities, and events for teens, children, and families that promote fun play, good fellowship, spiritual formation, and ministry involvement. A more complete description is available here: LCC Family Minister. To learn more about the church, visit www.legacychristian.com. To express interest, contact senior minister Steve Brooke at [email protected]. 

Send ministry vacancy advertisements to [email protected].

1 Comment

  1. Aggelos Muviswa

    Reading these demands as a young future pastor , i feel compassionated about it and asking myself so many questions. Why here in Nairobi Kenya we are so many preachers who have ended their studies but to other places pastors still miss? I am praying with these churches to find pastors. I feel to give myself to work with one of these churches but my big question is , are there willing to take a international young pastor from a theological school?

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