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.

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Church Name Church Location Category Hours
  • First Colony Church of Christ. Sugar Land, Texas

    Address

    2140 First Colony Boulevard
    Sugar Land, Texas 77479
    Weekly Attendance: 1700
    Website: http://www.firstcolonychurch.org/

    Contact Information

    Sandy Swann Phone: (281) 980-7070 Email: sandy@solomonswann.com

    Position Description

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: CHILDREN’S MINISTER

    PRIMARY PURPOSE & FUNCTION
    Developing an effective discipleship program that will partner with parents to lead children into a growing  relationship with Jesus Christ and implement ministry programs for children and families that reflect the GATHER. GROW. GO. vision of First Colony Church of Christ.
    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Children’s Minister shall provide vision and overall leadership of our ministry to children, birth to 5th grade, and their families. The success of the Children’s Minister will depend on their ability to manage and empower a team of direct reports and multiple teams of lay leaders as they work in their own duties and service. This highly people oriented position requires proven skills in organization, management, leadership, detail thinking and creative innovation to take Children’s Ministry to the next level.
    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Refinement, execution and maintenance of Children’s Ministry programs
    • Work with the Executive Minister and the ministry staff to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive Children’s ministry program that works within the overall vision of the church
    • Oversee all Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programs for children from birth through fifth grade
    • Provide grade level group, same sex leaders all resources necessary to lead students
    • Ensure each grade level, same sex group are fully staffed with volunteers and paid staff as necessary
    • Provide training for Children’s Ministry volunteers
    • Work with the other organizations that utilize our building to maintain a positive relationship and effectively use our shared space, including Cornerstone Christian Academy.
    2. Communication
    • Communicate regularly with families of young children through all forms of media
    • Maintain healthy professional relationships with other ministry teams and staff members
    3. Supervisory
    • Hire and train staff for First Colony’s Children’s Ministry
    • Current staff: Children’s Ministry Associate, Early Childhood Volunteer Coordinator, Children’s Ministry Admin and Special Event Childcare Coordinator
    • Maintain and uphold appropriate stands of conduct and operation for both paid employees and volunteer staff
    • Oversee a comprehensive volunteer screening database and ensure a strong safety stand for Children’s Ministry
    4. Other responsibilities
    • Provide effective leadership for the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team
    • Refine, execute and maintain additional programs for children including summer camp, VBS and other large events (i.e. Pumpkin Patch Party and Big Bunny Party)
    • Plan and administer budget for Children’s Ministries
    • Be equipped and available for Pastoral care and counseling as necessary
    KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
    • Must maintain a vital and growing relationship with the Lord through Bible study, prayer and meditation
    • Must posses the characteristics of a leader and the ability to lead staff and volunteers in their ministries

    • Must possess the ability to communicate with multiple people through various forms of communication including email, text, Facebook, etc.
    • Must have good organizational skills and the ability to create duplicable systems
    • Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
    • Must have the ability to handle conflict and listen to member’s concerns
    • Must have a heart and passion for Children’s Ministry and building strong children’s programs
    CONSULTS WITH
    • Executive Minister, Senior Minister, Youth Minister, CFO, Facilities Director
    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree in ministry
    • Children’s Ministry focus preferred
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Minimum 5-7 years
    POSITION DETAILS
    Team Leader: Executive Minister
    Payroll Status: Full Time, Exempt
    Office Hours: Sunday – Thursday

  • Church of Christ at Alexandria Alexandria, Ohio

    Address

    5380 Moots Run Rd
    Alexandria, Ohio 43001
    Weekly Attendance: 120
    Website: http://churchofchristatalexandria.org

    Contact Information

    Kevin Hull Phone: (740) 924-7771 Email: kevinhull@embarqmail.com

    Position Description

    We have had part time youth ministers in the past and are looking to hire our first full-time man in June of 2016.

  • Broadway Christian Church Mesa, Arizona

    Address

    7335 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85208
    Mesa, Arizona 85208
    Weekly Attendance: 1000
    Website: http://www.bccmesa.com

    Contact Information

    John Klundt Phone: (480) 981-0802 Fax: (480) 641-1822 Email: jkundt@bccmesa.com

    Position Description

    We are seeking to hire a Jr/Sr High Youth Pastor. First and foremost we desire a Pastor that loves the Lord with all of His heart and loves His church. We desire a Pastor that disciples students to love God and His church.

    We are seeking a Youth Pastor that will cast a big vision. A Pastor that will create an irresistible environment that students will want to be a part of. A Pastor that will develop youth leaders that pour into students. A Pastor that walks along side the students helping them grow in love and obedience. We will be accepting resumes until March 14. Salary $50,000, health insurance, cell phone allowance and conference allowance. Full job description will be mailed once resume has been received.

    Applicant must have a degree from a Christian College.

  • Cornerstone Community Church Auburn, Illinois

    Address

    231 W VanBuren
    Auburn, Illinois 62615
    Weekly Attendance: 150-200
    Website: http://auburncornerstone.org

    Contact Information

    Nic Cook Phone: (217) 438-4073 Email: nic@auburncornerstone.org

    Position Description

    Job Requirements:
    We are looking for a student pastor to join our team. The student pastors primary role would be an emphasis in Jr High & High School Ministry.

    Application Requirements:
    We are seeking a high caliber, team builder who is ready to partner with parents and develop a disciple multiplying ministry. They must possess the following skills and background: Strong communication skills; Highly relational with people; Good organizationally with a strong work ethic; Integrity and Christ like character.

    If you are interested you will find a detailed job description on our website. Please submit applications through our online form and attach your resume and cover letter.

    Apply online here

    Church information:
    We are a non-denominational church that currently runs around 150-200 people. We are located 10 minutes south of Springfield, IL in the town of Auburn. Our mission is to make disciples that multiply disciples that know, reflect, serve, and point to Jesus. We are experiencing growth and there is a tremendous opportunity to be part of what God is doing.

  • Global City Mission Initiative (missions organization) Bronx, New York

    Address

    4360 Baychester Ave.
    Bronx, New York 10466
    Weekly Attendance: n/a
    Website: http://www.globalcitymission.org

    Contact Information

    Dr. Jared Looney Phone: (347) 850-7752 Email: JaredLooney@GlobalCityMission.org

    Position Description

    Global City Mission Initiative

    Do you want to live fulfilling the Great Commission in a biblically and culturally relevant way? As the Holy Spirit leads, we invite you to join our GCMI team, beginning with the 10-month Equip training program. Equip features training in church planting movements/disciple making movements, Muslim ministry, deepening your understanding of the Gospel for all cultures, and full-time missionary experience while being coached and mentored by experienced missionaries. We offer both 10-month internships and long-term work reaching the unsaved in global cities.

    Desired Skills

    -Committed follower of Jesus
    -Willingness to learn from others in a theologically & culturally diverse setting
    -Willingness to raise your own funds
    -Background in multicultural settings & multicultural communication a plus

    Responsibilities

    -Relocate to New York City for at least 1 year
    -Regulate your own schedule
    -Submit reports on time
    -Attend trainings as required
    -Complete homework tasks as required
    -Be willing to step outside your comfort zone
    -Learn to naturally & winsomely share Jesus with nonChristians
    -Continue a close relationship with God
    -Work in harmony/community/collaboration with others
  • Bangkok Christian International School Bangkok, Thailand

    Address

    53 Soi 44 Pattanakarn Road
    Bangkok, Thailand 10250

    Website: http://www.bcis.ac.th

    Contact Information

    Matt Miller Phone: (812) 532-0533 Email: matt@1015go.org

    Position Description

    We have position openings at all grade levels for the 2016-17 academic year. Our requirements are as follows:

    All teachers must be Christians with a heart for missions and children.

    All teachers must be native English speakers.

    All teachers must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education (teaching license preferred). Other BA/BS degrees may be acceptable.

    No criminal records or other convictions.

    For more information, contact our U.S. representative, Matt Miller. You can also download an application and learn more at http://www.bcis.ac.th/serving_bcis.php.

  • First Christian Church East Prairie, Missouri

    Address

    Corner of Washington and Olive Streets
    East Prairie, Missouri 63845
    Weekly Attendance: 70-80
    Website: http://fccep.org

    Contact Information

    Pat Helms Phone: (573) 683-1444 Email: helms1216@att.net

    Position Description

    Seeking a goal oriented individual who can build relationships with members and non-members and who is enthusiastic about growing our congregation.  Musical ability is a plus.  Salary range with benefits is mid $50k.  Benefits include a newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath parsonage; allowances for medical insurance, phone, business mileage, and conventions  plus paid vacations and some holidays.

  • Tarboro Church of Christ Tarboro, North Carolina

    Address

    215 Daniel St.
    Tarboro, North Carolina 27886
    Weekly Attendance: 25-30

    Contact Information

    Bob DeSpain Phone: (252) 916-2653 Fax: (000) 000-0000 Email: cifbobshome@yahoo.com

    Position Description

    To help us grow in our vision to share the peace and fulfillment that Jesus Christ can bring to ones’ life. Flexible terms of compensation, parsonage available,

    position open March 1,2016.    Please send resumes’ to: Tarboro Church of Christ     216  Daniel St.    Tarboro, NC    27886 or email to:   cifbobshome@yahoo.com

    or rudyallsbrook@embarkmail.com

  • Bowling Green Christian Church Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Address

    1912 Smallhouse Road
    Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104
    Weekly Attendance: 300+
    Website: http://www.bowlinggreenchristian.org

    Contact Information

    Robin Cox Phone: (270) 842-6231 Email: robin@bowlinggreenchristian.org

    Position Description

    This full-time ministry position exists to: 1) oversee the discipleship and care of children (nursery through fourth grade), 2) plan and carry out outreach strategies for families within our community, and 3) coordinate special events for the church and community. This position reports directly to the Senior Minister. This position is 75% administration (think principal not teacher); leading roughly 100 children’s ministry partners who care for approximately 150 children through various ministries. He/she will also be the “face” of this ministry to the children and parents. A full job description can be found on our website in the “About” section under the “Staff” link.

  • Northside christian Church Wadsworth, Ohio

    Address

    7615 ridge Road
    Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
    Weekly Attendance: 1500
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Ernie Graf Phone: (330) 336-4622 Fax: (330) 334-7729 Email: ernieg@northsideweb.org

    Position Description

    Have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Love people of all ages.

    Facilitate effective, relevant, diverse worship service that engages congregation.

    Establish a sense of spiritual community across the Worship Arts Ministry.

    Participate in the planning and execution of special worship experiences.

    Possess excellent communication skills within and outside the WA ministry.

    Be a team player.

     

  • Buckner Christian Church LaGrange, Kentucky

    Address

    2714 Old Cedar Point Road
    LaGrange, Kentucky 40031
    Weekly Attendance: 100
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Aaron Striegel Phone: (502) 974-6469 Email: pastoraaron@twc.com

    Position Description

    POSITION: Paid Part-Time Youth Minister at Buckner Christian Church, Buckner, KY

    Flexible hours, to be negotiated with Pastor, Elders and Youth Committee

    PURPOSE: The purpose is to minister to the youth of Buckner Christian Church in grades 7-12 and to administer, develop, and implement youth ministry programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of the youth, leading them to spiritual commitments and disciplines.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

    • A Christian with a heart for youth. Must know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Shall have an active spiritual life including: church attendance, prayer, Bible study, and tithing. Must have at least two years experience working with youth in a youth setting: church, social services, school etc… Have and maintain good moral character. Knowledgeable of technology equipment and how to use it. Must NOT date within the youth group!
    • Conduct yourself in a Christ-like manner and demonstrate high Biblical standards as you teach youth with your own life
    • Establish meaningful personal relationships with the young people in the congregation and community by investing in their lives, such as attending lunch at the area schools and attending their extracurricular activities (sporting events, concerts, school plays, and awards ceremonies)
    • Lead High School age Sunday school and Youth worship! Plan for and lead youth music and skits. The activities need to be relevant and effective in instructing, training, nurturing, and equipping youth for leading a Spirit-filled life of faith and forging deep Christian friendships
    • Provide hands-on opportunities for service projects and mission trips for youth to learn how to live out their faith in helping meet the needs of others. Develop short and long term goals for youth ministry. Plan and conduct a youth outing six times per year
    • Create and monitor expenditures through the Youth budget. Participate in youth fundraisers
    • Recruit and develop adults within the congregation to serve as committed mentors
    • Work effectively with parents to foster support of the youth program, including ongoing communication to provide opportunities for input and feedback

    * Ensure appropriate behavior, appearance, supervision, and security of activities, by inclusion of at least one other adult in that activity

    Please send resume, three references to pastoraaron@twc.com

  • First Church of Christ Painesville, Ohio

    Address

    422 Mentor Ave
    Painesville, Ohio 44077
    Weekly Attendance: 180
    Website: http://painesvillefirstchurch.org/

    Contact Information

    Search Team Email: office@painesvillefirstchurch.org

    Position Description

    First Church of Christ in Painesville, Ohio, an Elder led congregation of 180, seeks a Senior Minister with a Church of Christ and Restoration background.  Strong family based ministry is important (we recently adopted the Orange philosophy).

    Basic requirements for the candidate include; Masters from a Christian church / church of Christ college/university, at least 2-5 years as a senior minister and evangelistic heart.  Desired abilities and skills are; Leadership, outgoing personality, administration, preaching, teaching, vision casting, outreach, member visitation, home bound and hospital visitation.

    Send resumes to:  Search Team, First Church of Christ, 422 Mentor Ave, Painesville, Ohio, 44077.  Email to office@painesvillefirstchurch.org

  • Blooming Grove Christian Church Palmyra, Illinois

    Address

    29207 Quarton Road
    Palmyra, Illinois 62674
    Weekly Attendance: 100
    Website: http://www.bloominggrove.org/

    Contact Information

    Scott Bayles Phone: (217) 436-2554 Email: bayles@minister.com

    Position Description

    Blooming Grove is a thriving country congregation overflowing with children and young families. Our average attendance is just over 100 including 20-30  kids and teenagers. While the church is located in rural setting, we draw from several surrounding communities. At Blooming Grove you’ll find friendly people, encouraging messages, God-honoring worship, uplifting music and great programs for everyone in the family.

    We’re looking for a part-time youth minister to join our staff (which already includes a senior pastor, children’s minister, and worship minister). The Youth Minister’s primary duties will include leading youth group on Sunday night from 6-8 pm (12-20 students attend), teach Sunday School for junior high/high school students, and plan various fellowship/outreach events throughout the year. As a part time position, the salary will range from $10,000-$15,000 based on experience.

  • Gallipolis Christian Church Gallipolis, Ohio

    Address

    4486 State Route 588
    Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
    Weekly Attendance: 220
    Website: http://gallipolischristian.com

    Contact Information

    Joe Bowers Phone: 1 (740) 446-1863 Fax: 1 (740) 446-0131 Email: joe@gallipolischristian.com

    Position Description

    This individual will work directly with our middle and high school students and will work alongside a senior minister and a children’s minister to reach all ages within the church. The position is full time and involves Sunday and Wednesday church services, weekly work in the church office with a secretary and ministry staff, summer camps, retreats, and a yearly mission trip. Our church is located in a beautiful small town and is made up of wonderful people. GCC is praying for an individual with great ambition to set an example for believers to follow and for someone who is passionate about the Word of God. This is a position that involves flexibility, because reaching today’s youth with the Good News is an obvious challenge. However, our God is able to do far more than we could ever ask or imagine! Our student minister will have the privilege of working with a team of ministers, elders and deacons who are passionate about our church, but who are especially concerned about the next generation.
    We are hoping to find a candidate with a desire to stay for at least 4 or more years in youth ministry at our church. Turnover can be devastating in a youth program, and we want to prevent that if possible.

  • Blue Ridge Christian Camp Blacksburg, Virginia

    Address

    1751 Sterling Dr
    Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

    Website: http://www.blueridgechristian.org/

    Contact Information

    Cody Rader Email: cody@nc-cc.org

    Position Description

    Position Title: Camp Manager, Blue Ridge Christian Camp, McCoy, Virginia

    Position Summary:   To serve as the year-round Camp Manager of Blue Ridge Christian Camp. The Camp Manager is responsible to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the camp. Responsibilities and Duties as outlined below.

    Required and Preferred Qualifications (In Summary):

    • Spiritually mature person with strong beliefs and practices.   Must provide a statement of faith and document Christian background.

     

    • Minimum Associates degree or equivalent experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

     

    • Experience supervising others, and the ability to get along well with people; children, youth and adults. Must possess leadership skills to appropriately influence people to achieve a desired outcome.

     

    • Must possess leadership skills to appropriately influence people to achieve a desired outcome.

     

    • Must have a criminal background check and willing to submit to periodic record checks.

     

    • Must posses a valid drivers’ license, and be capable of operating a range of equipment. Must obtain a Virginia Driver’s license, if not already registered, within the first 30 days of employment.

     

    • Other current certifications and training seen as advantageous include: First Aid / CPR, Serve Safe for Food Service, Climbing Wall

     

    • Live on-site in the Camp Manager’s Residence on year-round basis, to ensure the well-being and security of camp property buildings and holdings.

     

    • Possess moderate computer skills (including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and basic internet and social media skills. Book keeping experience would be an asset.

     

    • Required Skills: Organizational; Promotional; Administrative; and Maintenance as detailed in full Job Description and Requirements.

     

    • Prior experience as a camp manager or assistant an advantage.

    For More Information and detailed Duties and Job Description contact cody@nc-cc.org. In addition, please navigate to THIS LINK for a full job description.

     To Apply for this Position: Submit a cover letter, statement of faith and beliefs, Christian background, resume and a list of at least four references (in a Word or PDF format) to cody@nc-cc.org.

     

    All documentation is to be received by March 1, 2016.

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