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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.

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Church Name Church Location Category Hours
  • GCR Midland, Texas

    Address


    Midland, Texas
    Weekly Attendance: 750
    Website: http://gcrchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Michael Humphries Email: michael@gcrcc.org

    Position Description

    Creative Service Minister 

    Summary of Responsibilities

    The Creative Service minister will be responsible for developing services and worship experiences at GCR. They will work directly with the Senior Minister, Worship Team, Creative/Media Team, and Teaching Team to develop engaging services and fulfill the vision of GCR.  Equipping volunteers and developing leaders will be a key to success.  An ability to provide vision and direction for the worship team and creative/media team is essential.

     

    Required Abilities, Skills, and Traits

    • Comfortable leading worship on stage and working behind the scenes
    • Proven ability to build teams and equip leaders
    • Proven experience creating weekly worship experiences that are relevant, creative, and executed with excellence
    • Skilled in identifying, attracting, and recruiting new leaders
    • Self-motivated and self-directed
    • Excellent people skills
    • Exhibits spiritual maturity and discipline
    • Goal oriented with strong planning and organizational skills
    • Proven ability to deal with and manage conflict in a healthy manner
    • In agreement with GCR’s vision, values, and beliefs

     

    Education and Experience

    • Preference of two years’ experience leading worship
    • Preference of four-year degree

    GCR (Golf Course Road) is a non-denominational church in Midland Texas. GCR averages 750 in weekly attendance, supports 17 missionaries and 5 mission schools in 8 different countries, helps feed 2,500 children each day in Kenya, and is seeing over 3,000 people baptized into Christ annually through missions supported across the world.  In the United States, GCR has helped plant 49 churches in 17 states over the past decade with an ongoing goal of planting at least 3 churches a year.  Locally, the church is located in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States and primed for the next level.

    We strongly believe God will continue to do an amazing work in and through GCR. The opportunity is huge. The elders and staff, under the guidance of a new senior minister, have entered into an exciting process of revitalization geared toward reaching the unchurched and de-church in West Texas.  God has called us into a renewed focus for the great commission, providing resources and building the team to accomplish the vision of changing lives.  We are looking for the right individual God is calling to join our team in this amazing work.  If you sense this maybe you, please contact us at: michael@gcrcc.org

    www.gcrchurch.com

  • Address


    Midland, Texas
    Weekly Attendance: 750
    Website: http://gcrchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Michael Humphries Email: michael@gcrcc.org

    Position Description

    Connections Minister 

    Summary of responsibilities:

    The Connections Minister will provide overall supervision for all things spiritual growth-related including children and youth ministry and be directly responsible for groups, guest services, and the initial onboarding of new volunteers at GCR.  They will work directly with the Senior Minister and Executive Minister to develop adult groups and a vibrant guest services ministry towards fulfilling the vision of GCR—changed lives.  Equipping volunteers and developing leaders will be a key to success.  An ability to provide vision and direction for these teams is essential.

    Required Abilities, Skills, and Traits

    • Proven ability to build teams and equip leaders
    • Proven experience leading groups and/or guest services ministry
    • Skilled in identifying, attracting, and recruiting new leaders
    • Self-motivated and self-directed
    • Excellent people skills
    • Exhibits spiritual maturity and discipline
    • Goal oriented with strong planning and organizational skills
    • Proven ability to deal with and manage conflict in a healthy manner
    • In agreement with GCR’s vision, values, and beliefs

    Education and Experience

    • Preference of four years ministry experience
    • Preference of four-year degree

    GCR (Golf Course Road) is a non-denominational church in Midland Texas. GCR averages approximately 750 in weekly attendance, supports 17 missionaries and 5 mission schools in 8 different countries, helps feed 2,500 children each day in Kenya, and is seeing over 3,000 people baptized into Christ annually through missions supported across the world.  In the United States, GCR has helped plant 49 churches in 17 states over the past decade with an ongoing goal of planting at least 3 churches a year.  Locally, the church is located in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States and primed for the next level.

    We strongly believe God will continue to do an amazing work in and through GCR. The opportunity is huge. The elders and staff, under the guidance of a new senior minister, have entered into an exciting process of revitalization geared toward reaching the unchurched and de-church in West Texas.  God has called us into a renewed focus for the great commission, providing resources and building the team to accomplish the vision of changing lives.  We are looking for the right individual God is calling to join our team in this amazing work.  If you sense this maybe you, please contact us at: michael@gcrcc.org

    www.gcrchurch.com

  • Orrville Christian Church Orrville, Ohio

    Address

    925 N. Elm St.
    Orrville, Ohio 44667
    Weekly Attendance: 600
    Website: http://www.orrville.church

    Contact Information

    John Mulpas Phone: (330) 682-3686 Fax: (330) 682-3817 Email: mail@orrvillechristian.org

    Position Description

    Orrville Christian Church (OCC) is seeking a full-time Connections Minister (CM). OCC has a 116 year history. We are located one hour south of Cleveland in the hometown of The J.M. Smucker Co. in rural Wayne County. We are committed to reaching nearly 14,000 unchurched people in our area and leading them to a connection with Christ and His church.

    The CM is a servant leader who displays the clear ability to connect with people and communicate the vision of doing life together as followers of Jesus.

    The CM will facilitate relational connection and discipleship of adults through the weekend guest experience, groups, ministry teams, and involvement of new members.

    By overseeing the connections and next steps strategy of OCC, the CM will lead guests to a genuine sense of belonging, serving, and involvement by meeting people where they are and helping them pursue spiritual growth.

    The position’s responsibilities will include: recruiting, leading, training, equipping and empowering staff and volunteer teams that provide First Impressions, church involvement, and community impact.

    Additionally, the CM is expected to put family first and maintain a heart for God’s work in a fun-loving staff environment that is dedicated to team-based ministry.

    A Bachelor’s degree, including Biblical studies, is preferred. The candidate should possess at least three years’ employment in a church ministry or Christian organization, with an emphasis on connections and discipleship.

    Submit introductory letter and resume to staffing.OCC@gmail.com.

    Orrville Christian Church
    925 N. Elm St.
    Orrville, OH 44667
    www.orrville.church

     

  • New Life Christian Church Wildwood, Florida

    Address

    4701 E CR 462
    Wildwood, Florida 34785
    Weekly Attendance: 400
    Website: http://www.nlchristian.org

    Contact Information

    Matt Malott Phone: (352) 552-2713 Email: matt@nlchristian.org

    Position Description

    New Life Christian Church is located in The Villages, FL, a retirement community with a current population of about 150,000 residents above the age of 55. We are a church of 450 active seniors which is our targeted demographic. We have no children and have no plans to become a multi-generational church. We are searching for a full-time Associate Minister of Involvement.

    • Oversee the various ministries of New Life Christian Church under the direction of the elders.
    • Assist the ministry group leaders in recruiting and training volunteers for their respective ministries.
    • Meet periodically with the individual ministries to help establish policies and guidelines and provide assistance when needed.
    • Assist the ministry group leaders in promoting and publicizing their ministry activities.
    • Encourage the involvement of all New Life members and regular attendees in the ministries of the Church.
    • Assist in developing leadership through leadership training programs.
    • Assist all members in discovering their unique spiritual gifts.
    • Recruit and train volunteers to serve in the areas of their interests and abilities.
    • Develop other programs to stimulate the overall growth of the church.

      A complete job description can be found on our web site, www.nlchristian.org.

  • West Village Christian Church Albion, Illinois

    Address

    296 Co Rd 1300 N
    Albion, Illinois 62806
    Weekly Attendance: 165
    Website: http://www.westvillagechristianchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Matthew Brands Phone: (618) 445-2692 Email: wvccminister@westvillagechristianchurch.org

    Position Description

    Youth Ministry Internship w/ potential for Full-Time

    mid-May – mid-August 

    $2500 ($250/week for 10 weeks) with housing provided

    With the right person our plan is for this to turn into a full-time position at West Village.

    Contact

    West Village Christian Church

    296 Co Rd 1300 N

    Albion, IL 62806

    618-445-2692

    www.westvillagechristianchurch.org

    wvccminister@westvillagechristianchurch.org

    Average Sunday Attendance – 160-170

    Position Information

    Personal Qualifications

    • Immersed believer who is actively following Jesus Christ
    • Feel called to Christian ministry
    • Love for Jesus, the church, youth, and families
    • Organizational and leadership skills
    • Ability to build and lead a volunteer team

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Oversee ministry programming for K-12th grade
    • Recruit, train, schedule and lead a team of volunteers.
    • Direct involvement with: Jr. High and/or Sr. High Sunday school classes, and Jr. High and/or Sr. High Sunday night youth groups.
    • Oversee all youth ministry events.
    • Serve at least 1 week at Oil Belt Christian Service Camp in the summer

    General Responsibilities

    • Be active and involved in the ministry and mission of West Village Christian Church.
    • Oversee and be a resource for Sunday School teachers for K-12th 
    • In conjunction with the Preaching Minister, provide pastoral care for youth and their families within the church including hospital visits, calling, and follow-up with visitors.
    • Report to the Preaching Minister 
  • Blue Licks Christian Church Carlisle, Kentucky

    Address

    10301 Maysville Rd
    Carlisle, Kentucky 40311
    Weekly Attendance: 135
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Thomas C Hardin Phone: (859) 707-6416 Fax: (859) 289-7275 Email: hardin7275@att.net

    Position Description

    Due to the death of our minister, we are seeking a full minister who would be responsible for preaching Sunday morning and evening, calling on the sick and spiritually needy, evangelizing the unsaved of the community and other duties as assigned consistent with senior minister position.

  • Bethel Church of Christ Ada, Ohio

    Address

    4014 County Road 304
    Ada, Ohio 45810
    Weekly Attendance: 180
    Website: http://www.wearebethel.cc

    Contact Information

    Randy Allen Phone: (419) 326-8552 Email: randy@wearebethel.cc

    Position Description

    Bethel Church of Christ, Ada, Ohio, is seeking a full time Director of Children’s Ministries to oversee the ministry for children up to age 12. Bethel has over 40 children who regularly attend services and activities. Bethel Christian Preschool has an enrollment of ten three-through-five year olds. Bethel is located in a rural setting near several small towns in northwest Ohio. Sunday morning attendance is 180-plus for the two worship services. The Bethel church has been well maintained and has a Family Life Center including gym and youth area. Bethel is a member of the Center for Church Leadership.

    A graduate of a Church of Christ/Christian Church-supported college or university and/or prior experience in children’s ministry is preferred. Responsibilities include developing programs and activities which engage and educate children, providing resources for parents to raise their children to follow Christ, and developing an evangelistic program to reach families outside the church.

  • Community Christian Church bethel, Ohio

    Address

    125 E. Plane Street
    bethel, Ohio 45106
    Weekly Attendance: 250
    Website: http://communitychristian.cc

    Contact Information

    Dan Asche Phone: (513) 504-7199 Email: 3cminister@gmail.com

    Position Description

    The worship minister is the primary worship leader of Community Christian and is responsible for the praise and worship aspects of our weekend services. We are seeking a person with a Christ – like character, as well as someone who has knowledge and creative ability to plan worship, along with the ability to work with musicians, praise team and technology.

    The worship minister will need to lead the worship team by example, work under the direction of the senior minister, be a team player and seek to continually recruit and teach our worship people.  We currently use power point, pro-presenter and planning center.

    Community is a church averaging about 250 on Sunday morning and recently lost our worship minister, as he has taken a full-time position in northern Ohio.

    Send Resume to – Connie Cravens – 3cconnect@gmail.com

  • First Christian Church of Noble Noble, Illinois

    Address

    485 South First Street
    Noble, Illinois 62868
    Weekly Attendance: 165
    Website: http://www.noblefcc.com

    Contact Information

    Search Team Phone: (618) 723-2319 Email: searchteam@noblefcc.com

    Position Description

    The First Christian Church of Noble is prayerfully seeking a candidate for the Senior Minister position. We are looking for a full-time minister willing to participate in a ministry team composed of elders, deacons, pastoral staff, and congregational members. We desire a self-motivated, energetic Bible teacher who has the capacity to lead with Christ-like service, can equip our congregation to be disciples and to go make disciples, and has a heart for our mission to “Loving God, Loving Noble”. Applicants for this position should philosophically agree that ministry is not a job; it is a holistic lifestyle.

    FCCN is a vibrant multi-generational congregation founded on Scriptural principles and practice. FCCN is theologically associated with the American Restoration Movement. Our church is located in Southern, Illinois. The average Sunday morning attendance is 165.  We moved into a new 12,000 sq. ft. building in 2013. We are debt free.  We have an excellent youth program, with our full-time youth minister having 6 years of service at FCCN.  We have a part-time secretary and have budgeted to hire a children’s minister.  We are experiencing growth in numbers and spirit.

    The salary for this position is $50,000-$60,000 based on experience. The benefits also include a cell phone allowance and paid vacation.  We prefer the applicant to have worked a minimum of 4 years in a similar position, with at least a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the Restoration Movement colleges.  Resumes and sample sermons may be mailed or emailed to:

    First Christian Church of Noble
    ATTN: Senior Minister Search Team
    485 South 1st Street

    Noble, IL 62868

    Or emailed to:

    searchteam@noblefcc.com

  • Ocean View Church of Christ Ocean View, Delaware

    Address

    51 West Avenue
    Ocean View, Delaware 19970
    Weekly Attendance: 170
    Website: http://www.ccovde.org

    Contact Information

    Ethan Magee Phone: (302) 542-3328 Email: ethan@ccovde.org

    Position Description

    The Ocean View Church of Christ is prayerfully seeking to hire a full time worship leader.  We are located in beautiful Ocean View, Delaware, just two miles from the beach and less than 15 miles from Ocean City, MD. (A major vacation/resort area).  Ocean View is a rapidly growing area, with a quaint small town feel.  

    Our Church:

    The Ocean View Church of Christ is a church with a long, rich history.  We are currently in a period of transition as we seek to move forward towards relevance.  In November 2017, the Lord led our preacher to our church to lead the way through this change.  God has been working in the last year in great ways.  In that time, we have grown from around 130 to 170 average weekly attendance.  We have launched a new mission and vision.  We have taken some great steps and now believe our next step is to bring on a full time worship leader that will help take our worship to a whole new level.  

    For more information, you can check us out online at www.ccovde.org.  To hear more about where we are headed as a church, click on the sermons tab and listen to the sermon from 09-02-18.

    The Leader:

    We are praying that God will bring the right person at the right time.  Someone who has a true passion for leading worship.  Someone skilled and mature enough to bring us to a relevant style of worship.  We define relevant as meeting people where they are in order to bring them to where they need to be.  The person who we hire will have to be able to meet our people where we are and then intentionally lead them to where they need to be.

    If interested, please send resume, references, a recording of you leading worship (if possible) to ethan@ccovde.org.  

  • Oak Grove Christian Church Beckley, West Virginia

    Address

    273 Oak Grove Rd.
    Beckley, West Virginia 25801
    Weekly Attendance: 200
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Angie Baker Phone: (304) 252-7565 Email: secretary@ogcc.org

    Position Description

    We are looking for a full-time Youth Minister who is humble, energetic, teachable and continually growing spiritually. The Youth Minister will directly oversee all youth ministries grades K-12 and all youth ministry volunteers. The candidate will be expected to provide leadership within the youth program that not only facilitates a vision and direction for our youth program but also helps to encourage, equip and develop the young families of our church through the teaching of God’s Word and through regular visitation with the youth and their families at home and social functions.

    We are looking for a graduate of a Restoration Movement college who has a real passion for working with young people and reaching the lost. The person who fills this position will become an integral member of our staff team, will participate in the all-around functions of the church, as well as be part of its overall ministry under the authority of the Eldership. Will also be expected to do weddings, funerals upon request.

    We offer a competitive salary package and more. All Interested candidates should send resumes or questions to secretary@ogcc.org.

  • Woodland Lakes Christian Camp & Retreat Center Amelia, Ohio

    Address

    3054 Lindale Mt Holly Rd
    Amelia, Ohio 45102

    Website: http://www.woodlandlakes.com

    Contact Information

    Andrew Johnson Phone: (513) 797-5268 Email: Andrew@woodlandlakes.com

    Position Description

    We are looking for ministry minded young people to serve at Woodland Lakes.  Positive Attitude, Good Work Ethic and Servants Hearts are the qualifications.  We have 4 major areas of service: Food Service, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Programming/Lifeguard.  We Provide Room and Board and a generous compensation based on certifications and experience.  You will meet and connect with many church leaders in the Cincinnati Area, make lasting friendship and memories.  Email andrew@woodlandlakes.com if you have questions or are interested.

  • Lake Ridge Christian Church Paris, Illinois

    Address

    122 E Steidl Rd, P.O. Box 578
    Paris, Illinois 61944
    Weekly Attendance: 350
    Website: http://lakeridgechurch.org

    Contact Information

    Lake Ridge Christian Church Phone: (217) 465-5614 Fax: (217) 463-1377 Email: nate@lakeridgechurch.org

    Position Description

     

    Salary Range: Negotiable

    Education: Prefer college graduate

    Experience sought: preferred but not necessary

    Parsonage: none

    Location: East central Illinois

    Note: Looking for a person who has a passion for young people, as they will be responsible for overseeing birth to 5th grade.  Someone who wants to pour into these young people lives by teaching them God’s Word, supporting their everyday lives, and by connecting with them in relationships.  We have 4 other staff that work alongside each other and many active volunteers to help with this ministry.  This individual is also responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers within Children’s Ministry and oversees the curriculum and teaching materials for Pre-K – 5th grade.  The leadership puts strong emphasis on the children and youth of the church and provides many resources to carry out these ministries.

    Any questions or want a job description please contact the email above.

  • Windfall Christian Church Windfall, Indiana

    Address

    212 North Independence
    Windfall, Indiana 46076
    Weekly Attendance: 90
    Website: http://windfallcc.org

    Contact Information

    Gregory A Palmer Phone: (765) 438-0884 Email: gregoryapalmer@gmail.com

    Position Description

    THE WINDFALL CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS SEARCHING FOR AN ASSOCIATE MINISTER
    What we seek-
    -Someone passionate about winning the lost to Jesus Christ through engaging the community concerning their faith.
    -Someone who loves young people of all ages from Elementary through High School.
    -Someone who believes and desires to teach God’s word by their life and words. Willing to preach on fifth Sundays and as needed to fill in.
    -Someone who is willing to be an evangelist and missionary to hurting kids and their families.
    -Someone committed to New Testament Christianity and practices.

    What we offer-
    -A group of supportive Elders, Deacons and members dedicated to the purpose of discipling people of all ages.
    -A facility that is flexible and adequate to provide the programming that is required.
    -A community with real needs and opportunities to share God’s love and truth.
    -A beautiful parsonage with a large yard not far from the church building.
    -A salary that is adequate to live and serve the Lord fulltime in this community.

  • Grape Grove Church of Christ Jamestown, Ohio

    Address

    6626 Grape Grove Road
    Jamestown, Ohio 45335
    Weekly Attendance: 70-80
    Website: https://www.grapegrovechurch.com/

    Contact Information

    Bill Lott Phone: (937) 631-1779 Email: wjlott@gmail.com

    Position Description

    To work with children and youth to prepare them for serving our Lord.

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“I look back at my four years at Kentucky Christian University often and fondly. The classes were relevant, the professors were genuine, and the campus was focused on the schools mission: Christ, Character, Career. I was well equipped to minister to and lead worship in the hundreds of congregations we visit each year as the band “64 to Grayson”. If I went back and was faced with the choice to go to KCU again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

Zack Shelton, Class of 2013

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