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The Church Relations Office is grateful for the opportunity to serve churches, organizations and job seekers as they search for a minister/ ministry.
Below is a list of the ministry openings that have been submitted to the Church Relations Office. The openings are provided by the church or organization seeking a candidate and are in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Kentucky Christian University. Job candidates should contact the church or organization listed for further information regarding the position(s).
Ministry opportunities are displayed for a maximum of three (3) months from the posting date.
For assistance with the following please contact Jeff Greene (606-474-3298):
- To request that an opening be removed if filled sooner than three months.
- Your opening is not filled within three months and you wish it to continue to be available (3 month extension).
- You need to edit the information provided in an opening.
Church Name Church Location Position Type/Hours
Lake Ridge Christian Church Paris, Illinois Youth / Full Time
PO Box 578 :: Paris, Illinois 61944
Average Weekly Attendance: 350
Lake Ridge Christian Church of Paris, Illinois is seeking a Youth Minister
for youth grades 6-12.
We are located in East Central Illinois, with an
average weekend attendance of 350-400. The candidate should have a Bachelor
degree in ministry with a preferred degree in Youth Ministry from a
Restoration college. We would prefer prior experience in a youth ministry
position. The Youth Minister would be responsible for the churches youth,
grade 6 through 12.
This position would be one of four staff ministers, and
must be willing to assist the other ministers in pastoral duties. The church
has a preaching minister, children’s minister and worship minister. The
Youth Minister should be one of high moral character of themselves and enjoy
working with family life. The Youth Minister should apply the bible to the
everyday life of a teen. We want them to be someone who cares for the teens,
participates with the teens, but gets serious with them when needs arise. The
Youth Minister should be a team player and help to lead and cultivate
volunteers in the youth activities. Those interested should submit their
resume to the church at P.O. Box 578, Paris, IL 61944, Attention: Greg
Henson or email@example.com
Rutherford Hills Church of Christ , Tennessee Worship / Part Time
:: , Tennessee 37128
Average Weekly Attendance: 100
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New dynamic church plant looking for part-time worship leader. Potential for position to be full-time. This is an instrumental Church of Christ.
First Church of Christ Elkins, West Virginia Preaching / Full Time
300 Main Street :: Elkins, West Virginia 26241
Average Weekly Attendance: 75
- David H. Wilmoth
- Phone: 304-678-9425
- Email: email@example.com
A full time position for a man holding a degree from a Restoration Movement Bible College or Seminary. Successful applicant will work well across all age groups, interact with the congregation and the community at large, work with the Elders and Board of the local congregation, and possess the zeal and initiative needed to build relationships with others. Applicant should be well grounded in Biblical doctrine and able to convey to others through effective preaching and teaching.
Defiance Christian Church Defiance, Ohio Preaching / Full Time
955 Standley Rd :: Defiance, Ohio 43512
Average Weekly Attendance: 200
Looking for an assertive candidate to lead an established congregation located in the Northwest Ohio community of Defiance.
Facility was constructed in 2004 and has a 450 seat auditorium, a full size gym/fellowship hall, and various classrooms.
The building is presently rented during the weekdays by a privately owned child care facility utilizing most classrooms, gym and kitchen. In addition, the congregation is involved in several local outreach programs and supports several missions.
Present attendance runs around 175 to 225 each Sunday at a single service with a strong mid-week youth program.
Candidate must be a graduate of our Christian church brotherhood college or university and needs to have several years of leadership experience with strong preaching and teaching skills.
Candidate may place application through existing church e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail hard copies to church address (Defiance Christian Church, 955 Standley Rd, Defiance, Ohio 43512).
For more church related information, please check our website. www.defiancechristian.org
Fort Caroline Christian Church Jacksonville, Florida Preaching / Full Time
7535 Ft. Caroline Road :: Jacksonville, Florida 32277
Average Weekly Attendance: 275
- James Nicholson
- Phone: 904-641-2292
- Fax: 904-744-3422
- Email: email@example.com
Job Description at Fort Caroline Christian Church
Section 1: Purpose of FCCC Lead Minister.
(2 Timothy 4:1-2, 1 Timothy 1:3-5, Titus 1:5)
A. To serve as the primary preacher for the congregation.
B. To promote and develop Bible knowledge and obedience among individuals and the congregation.
C. To assist the elders by advising, teaching and working with them in leading the congregation to be a church after the New Testament order, and to help the elders maintain a broad view of the biblical mission of the church.
D. To help the congregation in fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord through local evangelistic efforts and world evangelism/missions support.
Section 2: Philosophy of this Ministry
(Ephesians 4:11-12, 2 Timothy 4:5, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6, Titus 2:14)
A. The Lead Minister will perform the same functions as the New Testament evangelist, with primary functions in the areas of Bible proclamation and equipping the church to perform ministry.
B. The Lead Minister is to challenge commitment and to encourage excitement for Jesus Christ among those who are members and those who are unsaved in our community.
C. The Lead Minister will help the other staff and Elders develop goals and plans by which the church will be effective in ministering to our area with the truths of New Testament Christianity.
D. There will be times when this minister will represent this congregation in broader meetings and functions.
E. The Lead Minister will combine strong study, consistent Biblical teaching and preaching, and personal contact to fulfill the overall scope of the ministry.
Section 3: Relationship with FCCC Leadership
A. The Lead Minister will be under the oversight of and answerable directly to the Eldership in all functions of the position as it relates to the overall church program.
B. The Lead Minister will serve as the overseeing coordinator of the ministers and staff to insure that all responsibilities are being met with quality and excellence and to insure that there will be minimal duplication and conflicts in schedules.
Section 4: Responsibilities of the FCCC Lead Minister
(1) Along with the Elders, he will plan a balanced approach to Bible preaching.
(2) He will be the primary preacher for the congregation and will work with the other staff members in planning the preaching schedule that will include them.
(3) He will lead the congregation in understanding the New Testament doctrine and Christian living.
(4) He will preach with the intention of persuading all to a complete commitment to Christ.
(5) To accomplish the vital task of Christian ministry, he will give quality effort and time in the study of God=s Word, preaching methods, and sermon planning.
(1) He will help plan worship services with the staff and worship leader to bring the worshipers to a spiritual communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(2) Be aware of and promote the use of multi-media and other technology in worship/outreach and appeal to all generations.
(1) He will be one of the teachers of adults in the overall Christian Education program of the church.
(2) Being an equipper of the saints, he will help assist in developing other teaching programs as he, the Elders, Deacons, and other staff sees the need.
(3) He will help teach the truths and benefits of Biblical stewardship, which will also be done from the pulpit.
(4) He will consistently lead the congregation into understanding the responsibility of local and world evangelism.
D. Evangelism and Shepherding.
(1) Along with the Elders, Deacons, and staff, he will oversee the effective follow-up of all visitors to all functions of the church and will review the Prospect List so that each person in the category can be contacted concerning their relationship with Christ.
(2) He will assist the elders, deacons, and staff in making sure that the congregation is being shepherded, visited, encouraged, etc.
(3) He will oversee staff follow-up with those who have been absent from services and assist the Elders with shepherding the flock.
(4) Manage Conflict.
a. The Lead Minister shall work to facilitate peace among members, the staff and the congregation, when necessary.
b. He, along with the Elders, shall review any problems or concerns and work with them in determining solutions.
c. He will provide his vision to the Elders
E. Other Ministerial Functions.
(1) If asked, at his discretion, he may participate in weddings and funerals.
(2) As various needs arise and schedules permit, he along with the elders and other staff will determine other ministerial involvements.
(3) A minister shall not be required to perform such multiplicity of tasks that his time shall be taken from study, prayer, teaching, calling and such ministries as come naturally to his attention for the spiritual development of the Church.
(4) A minister shall have the same voting rights as any other member in the congregational meetings
Qualifications of Lead Minister
We know that we absolutely surrender to the will of God and fully rely on God to deliver the man he has prepared for us and prepared us for! Although we may not find a man who would completely fulfill all of the qualifications and qualities that we would compile in our profile of our next Pastor; we all affirm that we would seek to hire the man that fulfills Christ=s desire for the church. We identified that we were seeking a man to fill the Lead Minister=s position with the following qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE-EDUCATION: An educational history in the Restoration Movement (RM): graduated from an accredited Christian (RM) college with a Bachelor’s or Master=s degree preferred in theology from:
Florida Christian College
Atlanta Christian College
Kentucky Christian University
Cincinnati Christian University
Roanoke Bible College
For additional listing see the Christian Standard chart:
An experienced Lead Minister: currently serving in that capacity with 5+ years in a body of 400-500+
An experienced leader, & administrator-evidenced by the personal growth of:
Staff (strong in office skills) leading a multiple ministerial staff of 3-4+
Church members (strong in exhortation skills)
Small groups (strong in relational skills)
Ministries (strong in equipping skills)
Self (lifelong learner)
An experienced teacher and disciple
Disciplined in his biblical study and his personal prayer time
A solid communication of God=s Word in action through
Service to the congregation
An experienced evangelist evidenced by:
The steady deepening growth of the church membership
His message content
Organization and coordination of outreach and mission programs
Dynamic, in his
Personality—a people person
Mature in heart and spirit
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: by Scripture same as for an Elder with emphasis on:
A strong marriage relationship and
Family involved in ministry (if applicable)
A Godly man as discerned from his reputation, character and background and disciplined in his priorities
Family & family time
Life balanced in all things
Relaxation & refreshing (hobbies)
To request additional information or to send detailed resume with sermon exemplar links, email to:
Chandler Christian Church Chandler, Arizona Children's / Full Time
1825 S Alma School Rd :: Chandler, Arizona 85286
Average Weekly Attendance: 3000
- Anna Martin
- Phone: 480-963-3997
- Fax: 480-963-4229
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Ministries Internship
Our goal is to encourage and equip the next generation of children’s ministry leaders to handle every aspect of running a children’s ministry at a mega church with confidence, purpose and excellence.
Description of Responsibilities:
This document summarizes the main requirements for a Children’s Ministries Internship. This internship position is for both Early Childhood and Elementary ministries. This internship position will be assigned specific responsibilities by the lead Children’s Ministries Pastor at Chandler Christian Church (CCC) based on the parameters below.
The mission of Chandler Christian Church is to help everyone find an ever-deepening relationship with Christ.
• To allow the intern to grow in their ability to learn from, love, and serve His children.
• To provide a safe place for the intern’s professional, theological, and spiritual development.
• To provide opportunities for the intern to develop skills necessary to lead a Children’s ministry.
• To provide an opportunity for the intern to be part of sharing the Gospel with creative and effective methods.
• Work in the Children’s Ministries department in a variety of capacities. Specifically:
A. To assist and observe in planning, executing, and evaluating weekend children’s ministry programing and special events.
B. To assist and observe in developing calendars, curriculum, and events throughout the year.
C. To assist and observe in providing leadership training for Children’s Ministry Leaders.
• Time expectations for Interns is the same as our pastoral staff:
A. In full coordination with the mentoring pastor, the intern will receive one full day off each week plus part of Saturday.
B. The intern will be at the church for all main weekend services, including Children’s services: 5-6 pm Saturdays and 8 am - 1 pm on Sundays.
C. The weekly office expectation is a minimum of 30 hours as scheduled in conjunction with the mentoring pastor.
D. 45 hours is a standard work week. Additional days off will be granted, especially after a busy season of ministry.
E. The intern will be available to help coordinate and conduct programs/events as directed (flexibility is imperative).
• Specific duties occasionally to be performed by interns:
A. Lead a weekend children’s small group.
B. Lead a weekend large group lesson.
C. Plan, create and prepare weekend multi-media presentations.
D. Create, plan, and execute 1 major youth event.
E. Attend camps, VBS, special events, and children’s ministry outings.
Children’s Ministry Staff Responsibilities:
• Weekly meetings with mentee.
• Provide exposure to the full scope of ministry (budget, recruiting/development of volunteers, staff meetings, vision casting, etc.).
• Provide opportunities to develop practical bible study methods.
• Provide opportunities to deepen mentee’s foundations of faith (apologetics).
• Provide prayer.
• Constant encouragement.
• This individual needs to be a devoted follower of Jesus with an ever-deepening relationship with Him.
• As a leader in Christ’s church, this individual is expected to be of the highest moral and ethical character according to the Biblical standard as well as the CCC staff guidelines.
• This person will report directly to the lead Pastor of Children’s Ministries.
• This person must be able to complete tasks on time, attend scheduled meetings on time, and inform mentor of any concerns or conflicts.
• It is expected that this individual be committed to upholding the values of CCC, and be loyal to the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Children’s Ministry Staff, Church Staff and Eldership of Chandler Christian Church.
Boulevard Christian Church Essex, Maryland Children's / Full Time
920 Essex Ave :: Essex, Maryland 21221
Average Weekly Attendance: 80
- Jerry hoskins or Brandon Thomas
- Phone: 410-391-6942 or 410-687-8014
- Fax: 410-238-0409
- Email: email@example.com
Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister: Birth – 5th Grade)
at Boulevard Christian Church
Purpose of Boulevard Christian Church:
We are a family of dedicated believers, glorifying God, and impacting our community.
Purpose of the Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister: Birth – 5th Grade):
To orchestrate and assist with leadership, teaching, and program direction of all children’s ministries, Birth through 5th Grade.
This position provides a strong approach to reaching the youngest age group in the church and community. Being able to use creative energy, guidance and gain support is key. Equipping, empowering and releasing of others into this ministry will be crucial. Organizing and motivating volunteer leaders is central. Responsibilities will include communicating the vision of the church and implementing it on a community and church wide level.
Key principles of ministry at Boulevard
The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) should be a person who is committed to:
- Excellence. We do all things as unto the Lord, and believe God deserves our best efforts. Also, because we exist to make disciples, we are eager to do things with excellence. If we fail to strive for excellence, we often compromise the effectiveness of our mission. We believe the Lord is most honored when we strive to do the best we can in all things. We have high standards and believe this honors the Lord and His Church.
- The ministry of all believers. Believing God has gifted every believer for ministry, we actively seek to discover and unleash those gifts in practical ways wherever possible. This ministry position exists not only to accomplish work in a specific area of need, but also to provide avenues for meaningful ministry to others whenever possible.
The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) should be a person who is:
- Spiritually and emotionally mature. This person needs to be a growing Christian who is strong and stable, with a supportive home life. This is a position for a strong person.
- Passionate about the spiritual lives of children. There must be a sense of calling, so that this leader feels the compelling desire to reach preschoolers at a their level, and is able to convey and pass on this joy and enthusiasm in infectious ways. This is a position for a dynamic person.
- Flexible. This type of ministry, perhaps more than many other types of ministry, calls for an innovative, visionary, highly adaptable person who can creatively assess the constantly changing situation and intuitively lead forward without fear. This is a position for adaptability.
- Trustworthy. Part of maturity is keeping confidences and protecting the witness and integrity of the church of Christ. Loyalty to ministry staff and leaders, and to Boulevard Christian Church is essential. This is a position of great responsibility.
- A leader. This position calls for strong, positive leadership, and the ability to make a decision and act decisively. A leader is one who has earned a position in which others gladly, willingly, and trustingly follow. This is a leadership position.
- Goal oriented. This person must be able to make steady progress on long-term goals while simultaneously handling various short-term concerns. Must be able to see the “big picture” and yet implement at a “detail level.” This is a focused position.
- Both task-driven and people-oriented. While accomplishing many tasks, it is essential that a commitment to caring about people remain at the center of this person’s values. Anything less runs counter to our purpose and mission as a church. This is a multi-tasking position.
- A servant with a positive attitude. Attitude is everything, and this person will see this position as a ministry of service to others. More important than specific skills or ability is the heart for ministry. It requires the Christ-like posture of helpfulness and service, while at the same time maintaining careful stewardship of time and the church’s resources. This is a ministry position.
- Responsive to oversight. This person must be able to implement and relay plans, and respond to directives from the Senior Pastor and the Eldership.
- Skilled in relationships. The effectiveness of the position hinges on the ability to relate well in many different personal relationships. This is a “people-position.”
- A Team player. As a staff we support and encourage one another. We yield our own “turf” when necessary to promote the overall good and success of the church’s mission. All ministry areas work together. This is a team position.
- Filled with a sense of humor. This person should be able to take this position seriously, but also be able NOT to take themselves too seriously.
Personal Abilities and Competencies
The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) should possess ability as:
- Skilled leader: Leading a children’s ministry is somewhat crazy at times. It is dynamic, always changing, and can sometimes creates difficult circumstances. This person must be skilled at building consensus, getting people to work together, communicating well, motivating a wide range of people, and maintaining a Christ-like spirit which produces positive morale and positive esprit de corps. The key here is the ability to work well with people on a variety of levels.
- Effective worker: Equally important is the need to be effective at accomplishing things. Needed are project management skills which enable this person to size up a situation, organize what needs to be done, and then get going and get things done, follow through, and evaluate for the future. The key here is about getting things done.
Within these two primary competencies, specific skills that are needed include:
A. Organizer: Skills with assembling tasks according to priorities and efficiently managing time and resources of self and the entire church
B. Motivator: Skills with moving individuals and a group of people toward a common goal with everyone “on board”
C. Overseer of volunteer workers: Skills with recruiting, equipping/training, and releasing volunteers is essential. Ability to evaluate performance and motivate toward success is needed
D. Communicator: Skills in both written and verbal means of communication is vital.
E. Change Agent. Implementation of a vision always requires leadership that is able to move toward a goal. Because as a church we have a mission of making disciples, all staff must possess skill in smoothly and sensitively making changes in order to fulfill our mission. While honoring our rich history, creativity and innovation are important traits of an agent of change.
The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) is responsible for (in order of priority):
- Children’s Ministries
A. Serve Children’s Ministries.
- Identify the needs and interests of children from Birth to 5th Grade within the church and community.
- Plan, develop and oversee programs for the children’s ministry.
- Evaluate existing program to determine effectiveness.
- Identify and provide ministry opportunities for the members of Boulevard Christian Church.
B. Communicate with volunteer leaders to pray, discuss upcoming events, challenges, solutions and praises.
C. Assist in the recruitment and training of volunteers and potential leaders.
D. Attend regular Children’s Team meetings and/or other necessary meetings
- Special Events and Outreach projects as necessary
These may include
A. Special events
B. Evangelism and Outreach efforts.
C. Staff retreats
- General Ministerial responsibilities as necessary or assigned
A. Meeting with people to share the mission of the church, etc.
B. Representing the church at various functions
C. Attendance at general staff meetings
Relationships of Support and Accountability
- The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) will work closely with other staff and volunteers, especially those in other areas of Children’s Ministries, and under the supervision of the Senior Pastor and Eldership. It is expected that there will be regular meetings and open communication to facilitate a harmonious working relationship. Like other staff, the Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) is ultimately responsible to the Elders.
- The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) will work with a team of volunteer leaders in areas to help lead the ministry. This working group becomes a source of mutual support, accountability, and feedback.
- The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) will attend regular staff meetings and periodic retreats to promote coordination and mutual support, and to participate as a helpful and contributing member of the staff team.
- The Senior Pastor and Eldership, in coordination with the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Team, will be responsible for review and evaluation of the Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister), to be conducted formally at least annually. In addition, quarterly goals will be established and shared in writing, and will form the substance of quarterly reviews.
- The Director of Children’s Ministries (Children’s Minister) will maintain close working relationships with key personnel around them: the leadership, pastoral and support staff, and volunteer staff.