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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
  • Marlboro Christian Church Alliance, Ohio

    Address

    9383 Edison Street
    Alliance, Ohio 44601
    Weekly Attendance: 350
    Website: http://marlborochristian.com

    Contact Information

    Ed Carter Phone: (330) 224-2116 Email: edcarter10@hotmail.com

    Position Description

    Marlboro Christian Church is looking for a leader of leaders.  Someone who can lead part time staff and volunteers to the next level of ministry.  We would like to find someone who can build a culture within the youth and family ministry that not only encourages, but equips parents taking the lead in their child’s spiritual lives.  Being a mid sized church, we also need someone who can step into other areas when needed.

  • Bridgetown Church of Christ Cincinnati, Ohio

    Address

    3854 Race Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45211
    Weekly Attendance: 250
    Website: http://www.bridgetownchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Malia Schaefer Phone: (513) 574-1111 Email: info@bridgetownchurch.com

    Position Description

    Youth Minister for Bridgetown Church of Christ

    Bridgetown Church of Christ (BCC) exists to “Love our community and invite them into a life-changing relationship with Jesus” and is currently seeking to fill the full-time position of Youth Minster.

    We are an independent Christian Church/Church of Christ. Technically, we are not a part of any “denomination” but rather function as an autonomous local church. As one of the founders of our movement said, “We are Christians only. We do not believe that we are the only Christians.” Therefore, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians, etc. are all welcome here.

    We have been in existence since 1933 and our goal is for life change through knowing God, serving God, and sharing life. We are a growing and thriving church that has a rich history of investing in and inviting the residents of our neighborhoods to a place of love, spiritual growth, and community, demonstrating a compassion for the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The ideal candidate will exhibit the following characteristics:

    • A parent-focused approach to youth ministry to facilitate the transition of teens into adulthood
    • Leadership that exhibits a servant’s heart, sacrificial attitude, and a warrior’s spirit
    • A teachable spirit with a growth mindset
    • Highly relational and intuitive
    • A high capacity for multi-tasking
    • Tenacious and determined
    • “I am third” approach, exercising ownership for oneself and one’s responsibilities
    • Writing and verbal communication skills that allow one to effectively articulate ideas and issues across various ages
    • Vibrant, excitable, approachable, and dynamic
    • Challenges the status quo in search of breakthrough and biblical truth
    • A willingness to carry ministry responsibilities which are not directly related to Youth (small groups, video editing, and visitations)

     

    As the Youth Minister at BCC, you will be expected to:

     Primary functions of the position:

    • Partner with the leadership of BCC to develop a multi-year vision for Bridgetown Church Student Ministries (BCSM).
    • Lead BCSM at a mutually agreeable time established by the staff leadership.
    • Develop curriculum that promotes the mission and vision of BCC, champions values, and engages and challenges the student and their families.
    • Effectively and consistently communicate with the BCSM volunteers/staff.
    • Continuously recruit volunteers with passion for youth ministry.
    • Promote BCSM ministry via youth-oriented outlets (e.g., social media).
    • Maintain database of youth and their families.
    • Organize, promote, and direct extracurricular events (e.g., camps, concerts).
    • Stay abreast of current challenges to youth and their parents in order to grow, enhance, and mature the ministry and the student.
    • Promote, embrace, and equip the parents to stand up to the challenges of sexual purity of our students.
    • Teach and engage the student body toward a sincere prayer life, Bible study, and genuine spiritual growth as outlined by the BCC leadership.
    • Promote a “safe” environment that allows the youth to openly communicate and navigate challenging issues.
    • Create and maintain a system of youth retention, engagement and recruitment.
    • Active participation in BCC leadership meetings as required.

     

    Ancillary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

     

    • Direct fundraising events for extracurricular events (e.g., CIY)
    • Attend student’s personal events whenever necessary/practical to grow relationships
    • Organize small group initiatives
    • Video editing and creation
    • Responding/Attending to church/church partners needs
    • Network with organizations outside of BCC to engage new students and partners
    • Visiting partners who are sick or hospitalized

     

    Minimum Requirements:

     

    • Willingness to relocate
    • BA/BS degree required (Bible college or similar institution preferred)
    • 2-5 years of previous youth ministry experience with a proven track record of success  (References required)
    • Insurable driving record & valid driver’s license
    • Clean background void of any felonious activities or other such infractions that disqualify one from working with youth

     

    Application Process:

    • Applicants should e-mail cover letters and resumes to info@bridgetownchurch.com
    • Application will be accepted through October 31, 2016

     

    Compensation:

    • Salary package will be based on education and experience.

     

  • First Christian Church Mt. Sterling,, Kentucky

    Address

    222 West Main Street
    Mt. Sterling,, Kentucky 40353

    Website: http://fccmtsterling.org/

    Contact Information

    Phil Gross Phone: (859) 432-0395 Email: sayheykid3@yahoo.com

    Position Description

    First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mt. Sterling Kentucky

    Minister of Children and Youth

    Summary

    The Minister of Children and Youth (the “Minister”) provides ministerial leadership to grow, develop and maintain a dynamic children and youth ministry program.  The Minister will recruit and train leaders who will, along with the Minister, touch young lives with God’s love, teach young people God’s Word, provide fellowship with God’s people and empower children and youth to participate fully in the life of the church.  The Minister will be part of the church’s ministry team, working together with all staff and volunteers to accomplish the ministry of the church.

     

    Accountability

    The Minister will receive day-to-day supervision from the Senior Minister as Head of Staff and, ultimately, will be accountable to the Personnel Committee and/or the Administrative Board.

     

    Principle Responsibilities

    The Minister’s primary responsibility is to the children and youth of First Christian Church.  This responsibility includes, but is not limited to:

     

    • Planning, developing and resourcing ministries for children and youth, including, but not limited to, Sunday morning ministry, Chi Rho and CYF, Vacation Bible School, camping opportunities, mission trips, retreats and other special events.

     

    • Develops and maintains an active volunteer base to support ministries by utilizing parents, church members and ministry partners. The Minister should expect to supervise, mentor and resource all volunteers.

     

    • Develops positive relationships with children, youth and their families, staff and members of the congregation.

     

    • Maintains appropriate contact with children and youth and their families as related to the ministry of First Christian Church.

     

    • Maintains healthy personal boundaries and takes care of his/her physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual well-being.

     

    • Takes an active role on Sunday mornings by participating in children and youth ministries and taking part in or leading morning worship as time and responsibilities allow.

     

    • Assists the Senior Minister in providing pastoral care as time and responsibilities allow.

     

    • As a member of the church staff, attends staff meetings, Council of Ministry meetings, Administrative Board meetings and other meetings as required.

     

    • Other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Minister.

     

    Qualifications

     

    The Minister should have, at a minimum, the following qualifications:

     

    • A love of God and neighbor

     

    • A call to ministry and a passion for working with children and youth

     

    • Experience in working with children and youth (Church setting preferred)

     

    • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university (Seminary or Postgraduate work preferred)

     

    • Strong teaching and curriculum skills

     

    • Strong interpersonal skills

     

    • A display of such desirable qualities as teamwork, cooperation, dependability, organization, hard work, ability to multi-task, staff loyalty and being a self-starter

     

    • Good oral and written communication skills

     

    • Ability to engage in multiple forms of correspondence through the appropriate use of technology

     

    Other

     

    • Requires occasional overnight travel for youth events such as ski trips, mission trips, and camps

     

    • Valid driver’s license required. Drives church van.

     

     

     

     

  • Freedom Christian Church Jamestown, Maine

    Address

    125 Freedom Church Rd.
    Jamestown, Maine 42629
    Weekly Attendance: 140
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Wendell Roberts Phone: (270) 566-0954 Email: free@duo-county.com

    Position Description

    Freedom Christian Church is a rural congregation located on beautiful Lake Cumberland in southern Kentucky. We are a congregation of 140 active members who are family oriented, focused on missions and who are seeking to teach and lead our youth to touch people with Jesus Christ. We offer a very competitive salary and a chance to work with a great group of Volunteers. For a full job description contact us at free@duo-county.com.

  • Orrville Christian Church ORRVILLE, Ohio

    Address

    925 N Elm St
    ORRVILLE, Ohio 44667
    Weekly Attendance: 600
    Website: http://www.orrvillechristian.org

    Contact Information

    John Pape Phone: (330) 682-3686 Email: jpape2@yahoo.com

    Position Description

    Our church is located in a rural area with an average attendance of 600. Our youth ministry consists of grades 5-12 and hosts approx. 130 students on a weekly basis as well as 30+ volunteers. Responsibilities include working with volunteers, teaching lessons and planning events.

  • O'Fallon Christian Church O'Fallon, Missouri

    Address

    9380 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
    O'Fallon, Missouri 63366
    Weekly Attendance: 375
    Website: http://ofallonchristianchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Tim Farris Phone: (314) 640-1300 Email: occpastortim@gmail.com

    Position Description

    COMPETENCIES & EXPECTATIONS:

    The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy and tactical elements for all programs, activities, events and educational aspects related to Children’s Ministry (Kids Zone) at O’Fallon Christian Church.

     

    Specifically, the Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for Sunday programming (Nursery-5th grade), VBS, and Childcare as needed. The successful applicant will have a passion for ministry to children and in seeing both parents and children grow in the faith.

     

    This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Children’s Ministries or related field is required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.)

     

    O’Fallon is one of the safest cities in America and a suburb of St. Louis and offers area attractions that are amazing (and many free) like the St. Louis Zoo, Science Centre and of course a clergy pass gets you into most St. Louis Cardinal home games free…it’s a great place to live.

     

    God is doing something at OCC and we are in an exciting season of movement and growth. If you feel like we just described you and you want to be a part of a high capacity team that loves to serve, make disciples and see God at work please email your cover letter, resume along with personal references and links to any of your audio and/or sermons/ teachings to Tim Farris @ occpastortim@gmail.com  and he will send you a more detailed job description.

  • Clarksburg Christian Church Vanceburg, Kentucky

    Address

    3218 Clarksburg Rd.
    Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179
    Weekly Attendance: 110
    Website: http://www.clarksburgchristian.com

    Contact Information

    Lyle Parker Phone: (606) 796-9432 Email: lyle@clarksburgchristian.com

    Position Description

    This is a part-time position (15 hours per week) for our children and youth ministries. We are a growing congregation (from 45 to 110 in the past year) with lots of younger families with kids. Interested parties should submit a resume’ and a picture either to the Lead Pastor’s email or through our Facebook page. A job description along with responsibilities can be found on our website.

  • Grace Baptist Church Ekron, Kentucky

    Address

    7691 Highway 60
    Ekron, Kentucky 40117
    Weekly Attendance: 35
    Website: http://gracebaptistchurchky.blogspot.com/

    Contact Information

    Phil Burris Phone: (270) 945-2261 Email: pkburr01@bbtel.com

    Position Description

    Whom It May Concern:

    I’m Phil Burris of Brandenburg KY, where I currently serve as the Senior Deacon of Grace Baptist Church in Ekron, KY. We have been without a pastor since last November and have the need for a Bi-vocational part-time Senior Pastor. The starting salary is commensurate with duties performed, not to exceed $33,800 per year. We are a KJV only church, meaning all preaching and teaching of scripture is from a KJV Bible, we don’t have an issue with the congregation using other versions, but for continuity sake we read from a KJV translation only. 2.) We are a fundamental Independent Baptist Church, believing in the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  And I also must state that we believe that scripture prohibits a divorced man to remarried and enter into the ministry as a Pastor or Deacon.

    Please feel free to contact me if any additional information is needed.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  • YouthWorks Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Address

    5320 W. 23rd Street
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

    Website: http://www.youthworks.com/summer-staff

    Contact Information

    Rhonda Fellows Phone: (877) 249-9904 Email: recruiting@youthworks.com

    Position Description

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    YouthWorks is a multi-denominational, nonprofit organization that exists to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips. As 30,000 people take part in service this summer at over 70 communities, we need over 300 college and post-college-age staff to be on the front lines leading this ministry. In the midst of leading around 65 students and adult leaders on a mission trip each week, our staff teams cultivate relationships, develop their leadership skills and deepen their faith. And they get paid to do it! Do something different this summer. Do Youthworks.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTIONS

    YouthWorks offers several types of summer staff positions/internships. Although each team member shares many of the same job responsibilities, unique areas of leadership define each position. All summer staff receive their community information and are trained at the beginning of the summer. For example, YouthWorks does not expect all Work Projects Coordinators to know how to teach every aspect of home painting prior to being hired. The main thing we ask is that you would be willing to learn.

     

    Staff work together to create a spiritually focused and servant-centered mission site. All staff participate in evening programming in a leadership capacity and interact with youth at every opportunity. Other responsibilities include building relationships with community members, coordinating one meal a day and having a weekly check-in time with your supervisor. Staff must be flexible, teachable and willing to grow in all areas.

     

    SITE DIRECTOR

    Facilitate ministry experiences while you experience authentic leadership. Mentor and supervise 3-4 Site Coordinators. Assist with daily service and ministry projects. Manage finances with integrity and maintain the overall spiritual focus of the mission site. Provide leadership for adult leaders and help them process their mission week as they experience it alongside their youth. Develop lifelong friendships with community members and be changed by their love.

     

    Qualifications:

    • College graduate or of post-college age
    • Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ
    • Desire to serve the Church
    • Able to relate to youth
    • Model servant leadership
    • Have a teachable spirit
    • Previous leadership experience
    • Ability to lead a team
    • Management experience/ability
    • Previous YW summer staff experience is helpful but not required

     

    Compensation:

    $4,250 + food/gas/housing

     

    Dates of Employment

    The dates for full-summer employment are May 22-August 9, 2017. Site Directors also have a required weekend training in Minneapolis in late spring.

     

    For more information or to apply please visit our website https://www.youthworks.com/summer-staff/.

  • The Neapolis Church of Christ Neapolis, Ohio

    Address

    C/O Marty Bolley
    Neapolis, Ohio 43547

    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    C/O Marty Bolley Email: mary.preston@promedica.org

    Position Description

    The Neapolis Church of Christ in Neapolis, Ohio is looking for a full-time Minister to fill the pulpit. Must have a Bachelor’s degree and be ordained.  Please send resume to: Neapolis Church of Christ C/O Marty Bolley PO Box 460  Neapolis Ohio 43547

  • New Castle Christian Church New Castle, Virginia

    Address

    282 Salem Avenue
    New Castle, Virginia 24127
    Weekly Attendance: 120
    Website: http://www.nc-cc.org/

    Contact Information

    Cody Rader Phone: (540) 864-5212 Email: cody@nc-cc.org

    Position Description

    We here at the New Castle Christian Church are current in the process of looking for a full-time Youth/Associate Minister, seeking a motivated, self-starting individual to work with our leadership team and our Senior Minister to lead our youth and to be a mentor to the young both within our church and our community. This position requires a love for Christ and his church, a strong relationship with youth and children, an understanding of the stresses and trials they face in their daily lives, and an ability to connect with them on a personal level as well as the ability and personal desire to lead them in their walk with Christ, helping them to know and understand His love and His purpose for their lives. A strong presence and a willingness to participate in community activities is a must. A love and ability for preaching is also necessary to be considered as an applicant for this position.

    For a full job description, please navigate to the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/57dyu0cz32k59c1/Youth-Associate%20Minister%20Job%20Description_NCCC.pdf?dl=0.

    ​A bachelors degree in youth ministry or a related field is necessary. Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume to the contact email listed below.

    E-Mail Cody Rader, Senior Minister at cody@nc-cc.org.

  • Hartsville Church of Christ Columbus, Indiana

    Address

    6381 E. 800 N
    Columbus, Indiana 47203
    Weekly Attendance: 100

    Contact Information

    Marvin Mills Email: pmillsunity@aol.com

    Position Description

    The Hartsville Church of Christ is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic full-time minister, who is in agreement with the Restoration Movement.  We are a rural community, in south central Indiana.  We are approximately 50 miles south-east of Indianapolis.  The church has had around 100 members but currently is experiencing a decrease.  We have an older, recently remodeled sanctuary and an Outreach Center equipped with a gym, a kitchen, four bathrooms, six classrooms and an office.  We have a 3 bedroom, 2 car garage, ranch style parsonage with a huge back yard.  If interested, please send your resume to Marvin Mills (one of the church elders) at: pmillsunity@aol.com  If you must mail you resume, please send it to Marvin Mills at 6381 E. 800 N., Columbus, IN   47203.

  • Reedswood Christian Church Hayes, Virginia

    Address

    7694 Meredith Dr
    Hayes, Virginia 23061
    Weekly Attendance: 40
    Website: http://www.reedswoodchristian.com

    Contact Information

    John M Quick Phone: (804) 815-3286 Email: reedswoodpastorsearch@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Reedswood Christian Church in Gloucester, Virginia is actively
    seeking a full time senior minister who believes that the entire Word of
    God is useful for teaching and preaching to believers of all ages and
    experiences. We are an independent Christian Church (Church of Christ) that
    began in 1979 and moved to our current location in 1982. We are a rural –
    suburban church with a passion for Christ and our community. For more
    information about us, visit our website at:
    www.reedswoodchristian.com.  Please send resumes, cover letters, and any
    inquiries to: reedswoodpastorsearch@gmail.com. No phone calls, please.
    Application deadline is October 1, 2016.

  • Rowan Christian Church Salisbury, North Carolina

    Address

    PO Box 2235
    Salisbury, North Carolina 28145
    Weekly Attendance: 40-50
    Website: http://www.rcc.life

    Contact Information

    Tom Sherman Phone: (336) 479-2273 Email: rowanchristianchurch@yahoo.com

    Position Description

    Preacher

    The Preacher’s position will become available on November 1st, 2016. We are looking for an open, energetic and evangelist minded Preacher that has a calling for local community evangelism. RCC meets each Sunday morning for worship at 9am (traditional service averaging 10-20 souls) and at 11am (contemporary service averaging 40-50 souls including some that worship both services). We also meet on Thursday evenings for what we call “Thursday Night Live”. This is a round table type of atmosphere where we have open discussion about diverse biblical topics and their relation to todays Christian lives. “Thursday Night Live” averages between 25 and 40 in attendance.

    RCC has evolved into a very healthy, happy Church that has a better than average participation rate. Half or more of the congregation is actively involved in the affairs of the Church. RCC has been Elder lead since 2013. We have no Deacons at this time, however, Biblical Deacon Education Classes are set to begin on 9/21/2016. Twelve men have signed up to take the class.

    An ideal Preacher candidate would work full-time for the Church, however, because of the Church’s budget constraints we are happy to welcome bi-vocational Preachers to interview for the position.

    Employment Package:

    To help with the cost of relocation, the congregation is able to offer a $1,000.00 sign on bonus; $480.76 per week salary ($25,000/year) and a monthly incentive bonus that is based on the congregational offerings. The Preacher’s salary and duties will be negotiated and laid out in contract form, to be renegotiated on a yearly basis.

    Interested Preachers can contact Elder Tom Sherman at:

    Rowan Christian Church: Street Address: 2155 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146.  Mailing Address: PO Box 2235 Salisbury, NC 28145.  Phone: 336-479-2273

    Email: rowanchristianchurch@yahoo.com    Website: http://www.rcc.life

     

  • First Christian Church Peru, Indiana

    Address

    53 WMain St
    Peru, Indiana 46970
    Weekly Attendance: 140
    Website: http://fccperu.org

    Contact Information

    James E Loft Phone: (765) 473-3105 Email: jloft@fccperu.org

    Position Description

    Are you the person who can move our youth programs to a whole new exciting level? First Christian Church seeks an outgoing individual to serve as Pastor to Youth and Young Families. We seek a leader who has passion for God, is an innovator, and has a collaborative spirit. The ideal candidate will enthusiastically design and lead programs that engage the spiritual needs of young people and their families. The candidate will participate in the planning and leadership of these spiritual programs in conjunction with the Christian Education Committee, as well as, assisting with church care duties when called upon. First Christian Church has a rich 180 year history serving in the Peru, Indiana community. We have a dedicated church family that truly wants to reach out with Christ’s love to all people. Our church is located in a rural community, excellent schools and a community college. A wonderful place to call home.

    We believe God has great things in store for our church and would love for you to be a part of it if you feel God’s call to serve here. You can learn more about us by visiting our website at fccperu.org. In order for us to learn more about you, please send your profile to jloft@fccperu.org.

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