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
  • Freedom Church Mt Sterling , Kentucky


    1107 D Indian Mound Drive
    Mt Sterling , Kentucky 40353
    Weekly Attendance: 235

    Contact Information

    VP Palmer Phone: (859) 771-1545 Email:

    Position Description

    Freedom Church
    Job Description
    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Coordinate and lead the student ministries with all intentions to assist teenagers in owning their faith. This would include grades 6th -12th grade. Develop and grow the overall youth ministry both spiritually and numerically.

    STATUS: Full-time

    HOURS: 40+ Hours per week

    Salary range and possible benefits: salary range based on education and experience; cell phone, partial medical reimbursements up $300 per quarter, reimbursements of professional expenses in guidelines with current budget including mileage.

    General Purpose of Position:
    To build passionate disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of relationships, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

    Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
    This position is accountable to the Lead Pastor.

    The Primary Task:
    There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
    1) Love youth where they are
    2) Encourage youth in developing their personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    3) Provide them with venues and opportunities for nurture and growth
    4) Challenge them to respond to God’s call on their lives in the church, in their communities and around the world.
    Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
    Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of relationships (family, friends, and foe), worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
    Establish and lead a youth leadership team comprised of teens and approved counselors that serve as a sounding board, idea think tank while assisting youth pastor in carrying out projects, and various aspects of ministry. This team will meet monthly to discuss up and coming events.
    Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
    Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
    Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
    Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
    Coordinate and/or lead youth Life Groups and Mid-Week Boost for students each week.
    Work in partnership with the other church ministries to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
    Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
    Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website (other technology opportunities), bulletin, bulletin boards, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
    Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
    Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
    Other duties assigned by Lead Pastor
    Qualifications and Aptitudes:
    Must be a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
    Respect the doctrines and practice of Freedom Church
    Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the local church.
    Have written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
    Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with staff, youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
    View the Bible as the manual and guide for all Spiritual matters.

    Freedom Church was established in October 2013

    We currently average 235 attendees per week with the following demographics:

    Children & Youth Numbers:

    60+ children 12 and under
    30+ or – youth 13-18yrs old

    Church Percentage Breakdown:

    35% 0-18 years old
    10% 18-25 yrs old
    50% 26-45 yrs old
    10% 46-60 yrs old
    5% 60+ yrs old
    We are a contemporary church with high energy worship
    We are looking to hire by August 2015

  • St. John's Church Buckskin, Indiana


    8260 E. 900 S.
    Buckskin, Indiana 47613
    Weekly Attendance: 50-70

    Contact Information

    Cinda Trader Phone: (812) 664-0995 Email:

    Position Description

    Our church needs a loving pastor who meets all the credentials to perform all pastoral duties as well as a person who is kind, outgoing, and knowledgeable of the Word of God.  We are interested in a leader (a shepherd) to herd in the flock from our area which is lost and in need.  The person needs to be one who is interested in establishing a youth program for the children of our community and would be willing to devote time and energy into reaching new families to establish growth and new life into an older congregation.  In addition, the person needs to deliver practical biblical lessons which inspires our Christian faith and walk as well as promotes our desire to serve God more.  We offer a Sunday School hour prior to church which focuses on biblical lessons and offers classes for a variety of ages but needs to be rejuvenated.   Our average attendance ranges 50 to 70 but has a current membership of 100+.

  • Poplar Creek Church of Christ Grundy, , Virginia


    4128 Poplar Creek Road
    Grundy, , Virginia 24614
    Weekly Attendance: 50-75

    Contact Information

    Jesse Foster.....Elder Phone: 1 (276) 935-4408 Email:

    Position Description

    We are currently looking for a full time preaching minister…..preferably young and would love to have someone married with children….not a must though.

  • Plainville Christian Church Plainville, Indiana


    P.O. Box 56
    Plainville, Indiana 47568
    Weekly Attendance: 125

    Contact Information

    Roger Smith Phone: (812) 687-7786 Email:

    Position Description

    Plainville, IN

    The Plainville Christian Church is seeking a full-time Minister.  Our church body is a small-town congregation (normal attendance ~125) in rural south west Indiana that reflects a mission-minded and giving congregation.  The church is made up of largely young and middle aged families with strong traditional values.  For more information, please contact the selection team at, call Ty Freed at (812) 910-0311 or Roger Smith at (812) 687-7786, or visit our website at and go to the “Minister Search” Tab.

    Thanks for your assistance in our minister search and may God bless you all in your ministries.

  • First Christian of Kimberling City, MO Kimerling City, Missouri


    5 Hilltop Dr.
    Kimerling City, Missouri 65686
    Weekly Attendance: 275

    Contact Information

    Chris Dodson Phone: (417) 343-1363 Fax: (417) 739-1847 Email:

    Position Description

    The Children’s Minister of First Christian shall be part of the pastoral team. The Children’s Minister’s primary focus shall be evangelism and discipleship of children, and indirectly their parents/guardians. The Children’s Minister must be a person of vision who not only sees what is, but also sees what can and should be. Candidate will be responsible for the development and oversight of the children’s programs of First Christian from infant thru 6th grade. Overall goal is to help this group transitioin into Christian maturity.
    We are located just 25 minutes from the entertainment capital, Branson, MO on beautiful Table Rock Lake.
    For complete job description, church & community profiles go to our web site at
    Please email resumes to:
    Church Office phone: 417-739-2673

  • Scottsburg First Christian Church Scottsburg, Indiana


    255 West McClain Avenue
    Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
    Weekly Attendance: 500+

    Contact Information

    Dr. Timothy Lueking Phone: (812) 752-2115 Email:

    Position Description

    Scottsburg First Christian Church (SFCC) is seeking an energetic and vibrant Christ-centered Children’s Minister to join our team as we carry out our mission to “Reach Up, Reach In, and Reach Out” to our growing church and community for the cause of Christ. SFCC is a growing congregation of 500+ located in Scott County.  The ideal addition to our ministry team is a passionate Christ follower who is committed to discipling children birth through fifth grade by equipping children and their families through Biblical-based education and programs. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry or a related field. Prior experience is required. SFCC is an independent Christian Church located 30 minutes north of Louisville. For more information about the position then download the Job Description below. For more information about the church, go to
    All resumes and questionnaires must be emailed to Dr. Timothy Lueking @
  • Lyndon Christian Church Louisville, Kentucky


    8125 LaGrange Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40222
    Weekly Attendance: 100

    Contact Information

    Mark Carter Phone: (502) 609-2195 Email:

    Position Description

    The Music Director should have a growing and dynamic faith in Christ, lead a Christian lifestyle and have a passion for music and ministry.

    Qualities we desire in an ideal candidate are:
    * Leadership ability—able to work with musicians, vocalists and church leadership.
    * Theologically grounded—able to support firm bible doctrine as understood by Christian Churches / Churches of Christ.
    * Musically trained—able to read and understand music from a variety of genres and generations, with particular emphasis on contemporary music (“praise and worship” and contemporary arrangements of traditional hymns).

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    * Plan Sunday services in consultation with ministers and staff.
    * Supervise all paid and volunteer vocalists, musicians and other staff.
    * Lead worship services for our 10:45 am blended service and 2:00 pm contemporary service.
    * Lead weekly rehearsals and grow our volunteer worship teams.
    * Manage equipment, instruments and music including copyrights and library.
    * Draft and manage the budget for music and media ministries.
    * Schedule special music (soloists, ensembles etc.).
    * Other responsibilities as agreed upon under the direction of the Elders.

    Compensation: This is a part time position with a salary commensurate with experience, education and the salaries for similar positions in other churches in our area.

    Previous experience leading worship and the ability to play guitar and/or keyboard is preferred. Please provide a recent (6-12 months) recording (DVD/video link) of your talents.

    If interested in this position, please email and attach resume.

    Lyndon Christian Church
    8125 Old LaGrange Road
    Louisville, KY 40222
    (502) 609-2195 – Mark Carter

  • Severn Christian Church Severn, Maryland


    8132 New Cut Road
    Severn, Maryland 21144
    Weekly Attendance: 275-300

    Contact Information

    Mark J. Maggio, Ph.D. Administrator/Elder Phone: (410) 969-0384 Fax: (410) 969-0408 Email:

    Position Description

    We are seeking a full-time worship minister who will be responsible for planning and managing our musical worship on Sunday mornings/evenings as well as working with our children and our youth in developing music programs for both. This person should be a team player, possess excellent written and communication skills as well as computer skills. This person will also be supervising the worship team and will be working closely with both evangelists and church staff. For more information please visit the church website at

  • Christian Children's Home of Ohio Wooster, Ohio


    2685 Armstrong Road
    Wooster, Ohio 44691


    Contact Information

    Jennifer Harley Phone: (330) 345-7949 Email:

    Position Description

    The Christian Children’s Home of Ohio (CCHO) is seeking applicants for a Poplar Ridge Adventures Manager.  This full time and salaried position manages all aspects of Poplar Ridge Adventures (PRA) programming, coordinates and supervises workgroups, maintains the CCHO Worship & Retreat Center and assists the Advancement Department as needed.

    Poplar Ridge Adventures is a ministry of Christian Children’s Home of Ohio and is open to use by the general public through reservations.  The program is a nationally-certified

    Challenge Course with state-of-the-art facilities. Facilities include our state-of-the-art Challenge Course, with high and low elements, including the Tango Tower with six sides of climbing, twelve activities, two 40-foot climbing walls and a 300-foot zip line.  It is designed for safety, challenge, peak experiences and fun.

    Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must be 21 and have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. References, background checks and drug screenings will be completed on all potential candidates.  EOE.

    Complete an application packet ( and send with cover letter and resume to

  • Sarasota Christian Church Sarasota, Florida


    2923 Ashton Road
    Sarasota, Florida 34231
    Weekly Attendance: 350

    Contact Information

    Lee Robison Phone: (941) 924-0107 Email:

    Position Description

    Sarasota Christian Church is seeking a full-time Children’s Minister. The church currently has 4 full-time staff and 3 part-time plus a 5 day a week day care and VPK program. Please include a cover letter, resume and at least 5 references. We are seeking someone who has 3-5 years minimum experience in Children’s ministry.

  • Neapolis Church of Christ Neapolis, Ohio


    Main & Central
    Neapolis, Ohio 43547-0460
    Weekly Attendance: 40-75

    Contact Information

    William Bowser Phone: (419) 704-8968 Email:

    Position Description

    A full time minister that can work with both old and young, able to handle all aspects of the ministry, from preaching and teaching to visiting hospitals, nursing homes and people at home. Having office hours and evangelizing in the area. We are looking to take that next step to grow the church to what it use to be.

  • Tates Creek Christian Church Lexington, Kentucky


    3150 Tates Creek Road
    Lexington, Kentucky 40502


    Contact Information

    Tommy Simpson Phone: (859) 266-1621 Email:

    Position Description

    Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship

    Tates Creek Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky, is searching an excellent candidate to fill the position of Minister of Evangelism and Discipleship.  The successful candidate should have a contagious love for Jesus and be able to inspire and lead the church in efforts to bring their friends and acquaintances to Christ.  Developing and growing those already Christians is also a significant portion of the responsibility of this position.

    Tates Creek Christian Church is a well-established, strong Restoration Movement church with a stable staff and caring leadership.  For more information visit our website at  For consideration, submit a resume to:

    Tommy Simpson, Senior Minister

    Tates Creek Christian Church

    3150 Tates Creek Road

    Lexington, KY  40502

    Or electronically at

    Job Description

    He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”  (Luke 10:2)

    “. . . for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”  (Ephesians 4: 12 & 13)

    The Evangelism and Discipleship Minister shall provide leadership to equip and inspire people so that they may be brought into a saving relationship with Christ and carry out the mission of the church.


    Vision and Implementation

    He shall be expected to take an active leadership role in working with the Elders to identify goals, visions, and programs for evangelizing the lost and moving them to active involvement in the work of the church.

    Leadership Development

    He shall provide leadership development by serving as an equipper, mentor, and role model to present and potential congregational leaders.

    Preaching and Teaching

    He shall exhibit excellence in Bible-centered preaching and teaching; and shall foster spiritual development in members.

    Evangelism and Discipleship

    His responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:

    He shall be responsible for coordinating activities associated with visitor follow-up.
    He shall be responsible for developing programs that provide outreach to the community.
    He shall formulate and teach classes to equip members of the congregation in Evangelism.
    He shall be responsible for programs that ground new converts and new members in doctrinal
    principles and spiritual disciplines.
    He shall formulate and teach classes to help every member discover their
    spiritual gifts and passions for ministry.
    He shall have the primary responsibility for structuring and strengthening small groups.

    Ministry Team System

    He shall be the lead staff member in the implementation and further development of the                               ministry team system.
    He shall identify opportunities, structure and recruit members for new ministry teams.
    Shall be responsible for administering a spiritual congregational gifts inventory, and shall be the lead       resource in constructing the membership of ministry teams according to members’ spiritual gifts and       passions.


    He shall work with the elders in the development of programs that minister to the needs of the
    He shall build on the present ministering provided through Bible School.
    He shall develop programs and equip leaders to ensure that those not attending Bible School are

    Pastoral Ministry
         He shall be responsible for visiting homes, hospitals, and shut-ins on a rotational basis with other
    ministerial staff.
    He shall be responsible for participating in weddings and funerals when asked, at his discretion.

         He shall be under the direct supervision of the Senior Minister.
    He shall attend Elders and Church Board meetings and shall submit written reports for each meeting.
    He shall attend regular staff meetings called by the Senior Minister.
    He shall maintain regular office hours to facilitate good communication and working relationship
    with other staff and the congregation.

    Personal Qualities
       Solid Biblical knowledge and doctrinal understanding
    Contagious enthusiasm about Christ
    Love for the lost
    Emotionally stable with healthy family relationships
    Cooperative attitude, team player
    Creative thinker
    Good listener
    Relates well to adults of all ages
    Well organized


    To perform this job successfully, it is expected that a high school diploma and likely a college degree would be required.  Specifically that education / training would be in the area of Christian ministry and likely from a school recognized by the Tates Creek Christian Church Elders.  Proficiency and comfort in the use of the computer and other technology is vital to success in this position.



    This position requires standing, walking, sitting, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, pulling, and lifting up to 40 pounds.  In an eight hour shift, this position may require sitting for six hours and standing or walking for two hours.


  • Central Park Church of Christ Tilton, Illinois


    1735 S. Washington St.
    Tilton, Illinois 61833
    Weekly Attendance: 125

    Contact Information

    Michael Luke Phone: (217) 213-9032 Email:

    Position Description

    Central Park Church of Christ in Tilton, IL (a suburb a Danville) is looking for a part-time youth minister.  We are looking for someone who has some college (preferably Christian college) and some experience with youth leadership in a church setting.  May continue education.  This is a general youth ministry position involving ages K-12.  Duties would include:  planning and implementing youth programs and activities such as children’s worship, yearly Vacation Bible School, church camp registration, etc.; recruit and train volunteers; coordinate quarterly Youth Sunday program; planning and implementing other various youth activities such as recreational and social programs.    Salary is $250.00 a week with travel expense available as well.

  • Middleport Church of Christ Middleport, Ohio


    437 Main Street
    Middleport, Ohio 45760
    Weekly Attendance: 150

    Contact Information

    David Hopkins Phone: (740) 992-2914 Email:

    Position Description

    Middleport Church of Christ is seeking a full-time Youth & Children’s Minister/Director to join with our current staff consisting of Full Time Senior Minister and Administrative Assistant.

    MCC was founded in 1838. We currently average approximately 150 with two morning services. Our 1st Service is blended and 2nd Service is more contemporary. Our facilities include a Youth House and Family Life Center (with Jr. High sized basketball court) constructed in 1997

    Youth Ministry: We currently have a dedicated staff of volunteer sponsors who are leading the program (our previous part time youth minister of 9 years resigned to become Executive Director at Reach Out on Campus @ Ohio University and remains a part of our church family) and 10 to 15 teens involved. Our youth are missions minded and have participated in service trips to New Orleans the past three years in addition to local service projects.

    Children’s Ministry: We have a small but dedicated staff of volunteers. Recruitment and development of Children’s Ministry staff will be a vital component. We have an Upward basketball and cheerleading program focused on children up to grade 6. Our VBX (VBS extreme) is a successful outreach each summer. There are many kids in the neighborhood with whom to build relationships.

    Middleport Ohio is a village of 2500 located on the Ohio River 20 minutes north of Gallipolis. We draw from Middleport & Pomeroy OH and Mason WV as well as Gallia County, Ohio.

    Salary is negotiable

    Send resume`s to Sr. Minister David Hopkins at

  • Reno Memorial Christian Church Marietta, Ohio


    27220 State Route 7N
    Marietta, Ohio 45750
    Weekly Attendance: 50

    Contact Information

    Tom Seevers Phone: (740) 373-3866 Email:

    Position Description

    The Reno Memorial Christian Church is seeking a minister. The New Testament scriptures are the controlling document of our Church. We are a small congregation with excellent facilities.

    We are located on State Route 7 north of Marietta, Ohio in the community of Reno.

    Resumes may be submitted to:

    Attention: Elders

    Reno Memorial Christian Church

    P. O. Box 397

    Reno, Ohio 45773

    or email to :

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