Church Relations

Ministry Openings

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 Jacob Shockey –  jfshockey@kcu.edu or 606-474-3277:

  • 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 Category Hours
  • Elkville Christian Church Elkville,, Illinois

    Address

    114 S Second
    Elkville,, Illinois 62932

    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Jerry Aken Phone: (618) 568-2212 Fax: (000) 006-2932 Email: jcaken@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Elkville Christian Church is prayerfully seeking a candidate for the Senior Minister position. Elkville is a small-town community located in southern Illinois.  We are looking for a full time minister who is well-versed in the Scriptures and who will continue to lead and shepherd our congregation under the guidance of and together with the Eldership. The person we call must have the ability and desire to continue to develop a church environment that will be attractive to younger families, as well as being able to minister to the needs of the senior population. Church fellowship, community involvement, and community service are important to us. Our attendance is about 150, and the candidate must have the desire to help us continue to grow both in our faith and our attendance.

  • South Shores Christian Church Decatur, Illinois

    Address

    130 Bristol Dr.
    Decatur, Illinois 62521-5610
    Weekly Attendance: 130
    Website: https://www.southshores.net

    Contact Information

    Steve Young Phone: (217) 433-1189 Email: pastorstevenyoung@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Seeking a full-time associate minister who will assist the Senior Minister in all phases of ministry but prefer someone who has the ability to lead our worship ministry while also helping lead other areas as gifted or needed (preferably youth/children). Click Here for job description.

  • CrossPointe Christian Church Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Millersburg Christian Church Millersburg, Ohio

    Address

    125 N. Clay St
    Millersburg, Ohio 44654
    Weekly Attendance: 180-200
    Website: http://www.millersburgchristianchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Wes McElravy Phone: (330) 432-3627 Email: mccpreach@gmail.com

    Position Description

    CHURCH DESCRIPTION:

    Millersburg Christian Church is a multi-generational Church with an emphasis on reaching and growing young families. Our Mission as a church is to Live as Faithful Followers of Jesus: Praying Like Jesus, Loving Like Jesus and Serving Like Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and beyond.

    MCC is located in the most beautiful part of Ohio. We are a small town but surrounded by beautiful scenery and Amish farms.

    MCC is a financially stable Church, and debt free.  We are in the middle of a 3-year capital campaign and plan on building a new facility in the next three years.

    We currently have a full-time Lead minister, part-time Worship Minister and a part-time secretary.  We are looking for someone that is not only passionate about ministry, but that has a passion about reaching into the community and making God known.

    KEY ATTRIBUTES:

    • A committed follower of Christ that is continually drawing closer to God through the spiritual disciplines.
    • A disciple maker that leads others into a personal relationship with God.
    • Someone passionate about making God known, and a strong desire to build bridges into the community.
    • An emotionally and relationally mature individual who is prepared for the highs and lows of ministry.

    KEY EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

    • Agreement with the ideals and doctrines normally embraced within the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.
    • Possesses vision, creativity, and enthusiasm to build a ministry to children/students.
    • Able to share the Gospel accurately to all age levels.
    • Prior experience in leading volunteers, preferred.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in a ministry related field from a Christian college, preferred.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    This position oversees and leads all ministry to children and students from birth through 12th Grade.

    • Weekly Ministry
      • Ensure that the regular weekend Children’s Worship Services and midweek programs at MCC are properly supplied and equipped so that the Children/Student Ministry teams can effectively minister to our children/students.
      • Oversee the teaching by helping choose curriculum and studies.
      • Meet with the Sr. Minister to discuss day to day and long-term planning/needs.
    • Volunteer Leadership
      • Develop and implement policies for volunteers that includes safety practices, position descriptions, and expectations.
      • Recruit volunteers for Children/Student Ministry positions.
      • Plan and coordinate a regular training program for all Children/Student Ministry volunteers.
      • Observe, evaluate, and affirm volunteers to help them understand their strengths and to encourage them.
      • Regularly celebrate and appreciate volunteers.
      • Potential to lead future children/student part-time staff.
    • Community Connections
      • Work with Sr. Minister to plan and prepare events/opportunities designed to connect us to the communities that we are serving in.
      • Find ways to volunteer in the community and seek additional opportunities for outreach and service.
      • Connect with local schools, nonprofits, and Churches to find ways we can partner with them.
    • Fellowship
      • Work with Sr. Minister to plan and prepare events designed to pull our families together in regular fellowship.
    • Communicate
      • Communicate with children/students in a way that gets them excited about Living as Faithful Followers of Jesus.
      • Communicate with parents regularly about student ministries
      • Regularly communicate with the volunteers.
      • Be available for both parents and volunteers if they have any questions, suggestions, concerns, etc.
      • Communicate with the Church body to get them excited about the mission and vision of our Children/Student Ministries and to help them celebrate in the successes that they make possible.

     

    • Compensation

     

    • Salary Very Competitive
    • $3,000 Health Savings Account contribution
    • Church pays 85% of Health Insurance
    • 3% salary match for retirement
    • Convention Allowance
    • 3 weeks paid vacation

     If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to:

    Wes McElravy

    125 N. Clay St

    Millersburg, Ohio 44654

    or email to: mccpreach@gmail.com

  • Lowell Church of Christ Lowell, Indiana

    Address

    299 N Burr St
    Lowell, Indiana 46356
    Weekly Attendance: 220
    Website: http://lowellchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Matt Shedd Phone: (219) 696-7591 Email: lcoc@lcoc-online.org

    Position Description

    The Children’s Minister is responsible for all ministry involving children from birth to fifth grade.  In keeping with the mission of LCOC to make disciples who “Seek Him Constantly, Serve Him Faithfully, and Share Him Boldly,” the Children’s Minister will partner with parents in the spiritual development, programming, and pastoral care of children.

    Responsibilities

    • Recruit, train, equip and lead a team of Children’s Ministry volunteers
    • Serve as a primary teacher in Sunday morning programming for elementary kids.
    • Ensure a safe environment for children.
    • Develop a strategic plan of discipleship for children.
    • Plan and execute key ministry events for children.
    • Oversee online programming for children.
    • Plan intentional activities to guide children and their families in service of the church and community.
    • Provide general pastoral care to kids.
    • Partner with the Student Minister to ensure a healthy transition between Children’s and Student Ministries
    • Work with the ministry staff to provide training to equip families to cultivate disciples at home.

    Requirements

    • A demonstrable love for Jesus and a lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 2; Titus 1:5-9).
    • An understanding of and willingness to minister within the Lowell Church of Christ’s mission, vision, values, and beliefs.
    • A posture of humility and a dedication to continued learning and discipleship.
    • A commitment to excellence in all things.

     

    Reports to

    • The Senior Minister

    Compensation

    • Base salary begins at $32,000

    Application Process

    • Send resume and cover letter to lcoc@lcoc-online.org with the subject: Children’s Ministry Application
    • Questions?  Contact Matthew Shedd (219) 696-7591

     

  • First Christian Church of Brazil, Indiana Brazil, Indiana

    Address

    1875 West US Hwy 40
    Brazil, Indiana 47834
    Weekly Attendance: 460
    Website: http://www.fccbrazil.org

    Contact Information

    Jay Crowder Phone: (812) 240-8432 Fax: (000) 004-7834 Email: jcrowder@fccbrazil.org

    Position Description

    Job Description/Principal

    The Principal of Cornerstone Christian Academy will bear the responsibility for the total spiritual and educational program of the school.  The Principal will uphold the values and doctrinal precepts of First Christian Church of Brazil, Indiana.  Mature Christian character is an essential element for success in this crucial role.

    Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

    1. Responsible for the effective administration of the overall program of Cornerstone Christian Academy.
      1. Duties relating to the School Board include:
    • attending and participating in all Board meetings, advising them on all issues relating to the school (Policies, Programs, Practices, Personnel, Problems, Curriculum)
    • efficiently implementing all school policies and standards as approved by the board
    • preparing and proposing an annual budget and presenting monthly financial reports along with a monthly report at each meeting
    • reporting on teacher performances and making recommendations concerning contract renewals
    • preparing contracts for the staff and having them signed by the School Board President
    • preparing a monthly report for the Elders of FCC with the monthly financial report
    1. Duties relating to School Activities include:
    • arranging chapel speakers, special programs and assemblies
    • approving all classroom speakers, extracurricular activities, field trips, etc.
    • substitute teaching in an emergency
    • directing library activities and services
    • directing computer activities and services
    • advising proper personnel as to maintenance and custodial needs
    • conducting fire and tornado drills as required by law
    • collecting background checks for all employees
    1. Duties relating to Students and Parents include:
    • assembling, storing and when requested, forwarding cumulative records of all students
    • coordinating annual testing program (Iowa Assessments) and reviewing grades and test results
    • handling discipline problems as referred by teachers
    • providing appropriate academic, social, and spiritual counseling as needed
    • interviewing prospective students and their parents
    • assigning students to the proper classes
    • maintaining an open line of communication with parents
    • listening to complaints and problems, advising parents of the proper channels for resolution
    • preparing and sending out Report Cards
    • preparing Honor Roll list for the paper and website
    1. Duties relating to Teachers and Staff include:
    • interviewing prospective teachers and support staff, making recommendations concerning their employment to the School Board
    • assigning grade level or subject material, and approving extracurricular responsibilities for teachers and staff
    • conducting regular meetings with the teachers and directing in-service training and orientation
    • continually evaluating all teachers and staff, offering encouragement, support and/or correction as necessary
    • arranging for substitute teachers and aides
    • help teachers by working with students with special needs
    1. Duties relating to Finances and Public relations include:
    • overseeing all monetary deposits (tuition, lunch money and donations)
    • billing and collecting tuition (including issuing receipts)
    • administrating all teacher and staff purchase requests
    • conducting end-of-year inventories (books, consumable materials, curriculum, supplies, equipment)
    • order textbooks, workbooks, curriculum
    • overseeing the announcements/newsletters/lunch menu
    • overseeing the promotion of school events and accomplishments through news media, email, website and FB posts
    • conducting an annual Cornerstone Day at FCC
    • overseeing any fund-raising activities of the school
    • bi-monthly welcome at FCC
    1. Other duties include:
    • serving on the Parent-Teacher League
    • evaluating equipment
    • overseeing maintenance throughout the building
  • First United Methodist Cynthiana, Kentucky

    Address

    302 East Pike Street
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
    Weekly Attendance: 85-90 pre-covid
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Ted Beam Phone: (270) 849-7923 Email: ted.beam@hotmail.com

    Position Description

    We are ready to hire a part-time youth pastor who will become a full-time youth pastor over the next few years. We work cooperatively with several other churches in our community trying to reach all school age students. We want to see our teenagers following Jesus and developing into disciples of Him. In the past four years, we have invested $367,000 into building a permanent endowment that will fund this position and the youth programming. We project that we will have it to a level of funding full-time ministry and programming in a few more years. We have church members who will hire the person to piece together a full time income while the ministry position is part time. We prefer a person who wants to make a career of Youth Ministry.

  • Bangor Church of Christ Bangor, Michigan

    Address

    214 S Walnut St
    Bangor, Michigan 49013
    Weekly Attendance: 60-80 Pre-Covid
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Douglas L Umbanhowar Phone: (269) 302-0115 Email: bangorchurchofchrist@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Faithfully proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through preaching and teaching Bible based sermons for Sunday worship; engaging in pastoral care of the congregation by visiting members in the hospital and at home to pray and encourage them; and provide administrative leadership for the staff.

    We seek an individual with a Shepherd’s heart for reaching across cultural lines, and leading in multigenerational ministry. This includes not only reaching out to young families, but also families of all ages. Additionally, the Senior Minister will meet with elders and ministry team leaders to pray, plan, and provide vision for outreach.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry, Biblical Studies, or similar discipline, from a Christian Bible College/ University. Meet the qualifications identified in 1 Tim. 4:6-13, 1Tim.6: 11-14, and 2 Tim. 2:21-24. Proven successful experience in Pastoral Ministry, Preaching and Teaching.

    Salary is negotiable; and includes benefits, vacation, and continuing education reimbursement.

    Who we are: We are one of the first Christian Churches in Southwest Michigan established in 1881. Thus we are a stable congregation with long term roots in our community, and very little turnover of our ministerial staff. Our facility is debt free, and we are financially stable. A high percentage of our congregation attends morning Bible Study. We have 5 elders, and several active ministry teams.

    Bangor is a small, warm and friendly community in SW Michigan, located just 10 miles from beautiful Lake Michigan. The local community on Lake Michigan, South Haven, is a resort vacation destination. It has many opportunities for shopping, camping, hiking, and biking. The local restaurants and businesses there, provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the many variety of fruits grown in our area. There are also many child and family friendly activities including a local farmer’s market, the annual Art Fair on the lake bluff, and the annual Blueberry Festival. Finally, there are many inland lakes in the area, providing plenty of boating, fishing, and water activities.

  • Scottdale Church of Christ Scottdale, Pennsylvania

    Address

    215 North Chestnut Street
    Scottdale, Pennsylvania 15683
    Weekly Attendance: 50
    Website: http://https://www.scottdalechurchofchrist.com/

    Contact Information

    Rick Shonkwiler Phone: (859) 653-0692 Fax: (000) 004-1005 Email: Rick.Shonkwiler@myccl.org

    Position Description

    Scottdale Church of Christ in Scottdale, PA is in search of their next Preaching Pastor. They are 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 to help them grow in their outreach to the community.

    Think you would be a great fit for this role? Become a candidate below.

                   Email Rick.Shonkwiler@myccl.org with resume. Use “Scottdale” in the subject line.

                   Text 859.653.0692 for job description and more information. Leave your name and email.

  • Woodstock Christian Church Woodstock, Georgia

    Address

    7700 HWY 92
    Woodstock, Georgia 30189
    Weekly Attendance: 300+
    Website: http://woodstockchristian.org

    Contact Information

    Rick Shonkwiler Phone: (859) 653-0692 Email: Rick.Shonkwiler@myccl.org

    Position Description

    Woodstock Christian Church in Woodstock, GA is in search of their next Youth Minister. They are looking for a Youth Minister 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! Woodstock Christian Church has been in existence since 1977 and is in the Northern suburbs of Atlanta GA. Recently named the #3 suburb to move to in 2021 by Homes.com, Woodstock is one of the fastest growing churches in the Restoration Movement. Join us in seeing lives changed by the power of Jesus Christ.

    Think you would be a great fit for this role? Become a candidate below.
    Email Rick.Shonkwiler@myccl.org with resume. Use “Woodstock” in the subject line.
    Text 859.653.0692 for job description and more information. Leave your name and email.

  • Campbellsville Christian Church Campbellsville, Kentucky

    Address

    302 Lebanon Avenue
    Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
    Weekly Attendance: 325
    Website: http://www.campbellsvillechristianchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Rodney Booe Phone: 1 (270) 465-5571 Email: rodney@campbellsvillechristianchurch.com

    Position Description

    The Campbellsville Christian Church (Campbellsville, Kentucky) is seeking a full-time Children’s Minister to show Christ’s love to children ages birth-5th grade and their families. A quality candidate will be a Godly individual who is teachable, team-minded, passionate about reaching and discipling children for Christ, and, most importantly, faithfully leading their own walk with Christ well. Preference will be given to candidates who have graduated with a degree from a Bible college and have previous experience in church ministry.

    Campbellsville Christian is a church with an average worship attendance of 325 located in a college-town community of ~11,000 people. Compensation package commensurate with experience/ability. All interested applicants are asked to email their resume to:

    Rodney Booe – Executive Minister
    Campbellsville Christian Church
    Rodney@campbellsvillechristianchurch.com
    or
    302 Lebanon Avenue
    Campbellsville, KY 42718

  • Campbellsville Christian Church Campbellsville, Kentucky

    Address

    302 Lebanon Avenue
    Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718
    Weekly Attendance: 325
    Website: http://www.campbellsvillechristianchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Rodney Booe Phone: 1 (270) 465-5571 Email: rodney@campbellsvillechristianchurch.com

    Position Description

    Campbellsville Christian Church is seeking a part-time Worship Minister. C.C.C. is a multigenerational church that seeks to honor God in all things. We are seeking applicants for this position who are capable of administering a modern worship service while also knowledgeable of historic Christian practices.

    Role and Responsibilities: The Worship Minister will plan and execute regular Sunday morning services, coordinate with preaching staff in planning themes and creative elements, oversee and lead musicians. There will, at times, be opportunities for pastoral care and other duties as time allows and as directed by the Executive Minister and Elders.

    Character: The ideal candidate is an immersed believer and ordained minister of New Testament Christianity, demonstrates a genuine love for people as the highest priority of ministry through communication, cooperation, and personal relationships, exhibits a work ethic of initiative, positive attitude, and humility.

    Experience: The ideal candidate holds a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Ministry, Music, or Bible. Preference will be given to those having prior experience.

    A full job description is available upon request.

    Campbellsville is in Taylor County, with a population of ~24,000) and is located in the heart of Kentucky. Campbellsville Christian Church is an established Independent Christian Church. Campbellsville Christian has an average attendance of 325 each week, with a membership of over 400. The church staff is comprised of a full-time Executive, Preaching, Student, and Children’s Ministries with a part time Worship Minister. The Executive Minister handles the day-to-day administration and staff oversight, allowing the Preaching Minister to focus on sermon preparation and pastoral care.

    Resumes should be emailed by as soon as possible to rodney@campbellsvillechristianchurch.com or mailed to 302 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY 42718, please send links for audio or videos from recent services, if available.

  • St John's UCC of Tylersville Loganton, Pennsylvania

    Address

    3782 Narrow Rd
    Loganton, Pennsylvania 17747
    Weekly Attendance: 75
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Kathie Spotts Email: stjohnsuccoftylersville@yahoo.com

    Position Description

    St John’s United Church of Christ is a conservative rural church located in Tylersville PA.  We are seeking a full time pastor who concentrates on sound Biblical principles. We ask all applicants either be ordained, licensed or be willing to pursue such credentials.  We are a small church with 73 current members. As a congregation we would like our minister to help us study the past, to guide us in the present, to build our future with GOD for our church and community. Our area provides an excellent opportunity for rural living at its best. We are located in a picturesque, quiet and caring community. We are within short driving distance of 4 colleges, 5 hospitals, many state parks and cities with arts and recreation. Parsonage and benefits provided. Application materials should include a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please contact us with your submission of an application, for a complete profile, and dialogue at StJohnsUCCofTylersville@yahoo.com.

  • Tunnel Hill Christian Church Georgetown, Indiana

    Address

    5105 Old Georgetown Road
    Georgetown, Indiana 47122
    Weekly Attendance: pre-pandemic 70-80; post-pandemic 30-50
    Website: http://www.thcc.org

    Contact Information

    Donna K. Riley Phone: (812) 989-5233 Email: dkriley@frontier.com

    Position Description

    Pastor to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the members of Tunnel Hill Christian Church. A pastor to preach, teach, and provide spiritual guidance and give primary leadership to the ministries of the Church. Be a visionary. Pastor to members; not just a preacher. Visits to homes, hospitals, facilities. Someone ready to lead a small congregation in growing not just in numbers, but spiritually.

  • POPLAR CHAPEL CHURCH OF CHRIST Jamesville, North Carolina

    Address

    2451 Jerden Thicket Rd
    Jamesville, North Carolina 27846
    Weekly Attendance: 100-125
    Website: http://poplarchapel.com

    Contact Information

    William Hardison Phone: (252) 661-1724 Fax: (000) 002-7846 Email: poplarchapel@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Senior minister, full time.  Responsible for conducting Sunday services, prayer meeting, possibly teaching Adult Sunday School.  Small rural church, all ages.  Large older population.  Active youth group.  Works with the assistance of a part-time Youth minister, Children’s Director, and secretary.  Responsible for reporting monthly to the leadership onthe  financial and other activities of the church.  Plans special events and outreach activities.  Needs a thorough knowledge of the Bible and good communication skills.  Good managerial skills.

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