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 Christian Church Johnson City, Tennessee


    200 E. Mountcastle Dr.
    Johnson City, Tennessee 37601
    Weekly Attendance: 1400

    Contact Information

    Adam Proffitt Phone: (423) 557-4076 Email:

    Position Description

    Position: Full-Time Children’s Ministry Team Member

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Children’s Ministry, Education, or other related field. Preferred at least 2 years of relevant experience.

    Description of Job Requirements: Will work primarily with birth-kindergarten children, preparing Sunday morning and Wednesday night programming, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, working with the Children’s Ministry team on special events including VBS, and other general pastoral care needs. Our children’s ministry includes over 450 children and their families, in a church with an average weekend attendance of 1400. 

    Necessary Skills: Have strong work ethic, be self-motivated, proven ability to recruit and retain volunteers, and be adept in Microsoft Office.


    Respond with a cover letter and resume to References will be requested of final candidates.

    We will be accepting resumes through December 22.

  • Community Christian Church Lonaka Harbor, New Jersey


    541 Liberty Way
    Lonaka Harbor, New Jersey 08731
    Weekly Attendance: 40

    Contact Information

    Melody A. Johnsen Phone: (609) 693-8150 Email:

    Position Description

    CCC is seeking a preacher/minister/pastor to lead CCC to “lovingly glorify God, communicating His Word and developing personal relationships with Him through Jesus.”  Basic requirements: a growing disciple of Christ; a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry from Christian church college; 3 yrs. experience; computer skills; ministerial leadership skills.  Must desire to help CCC reach out to young aduts and families while also ministering to senior citizens for Jesus Christ.

  • Claypool Hill Church of Christ Pounding Mill, Virginia


    P.O. Box 290
    Pounding Mill, Virginia 24637
    Weekly Attendance: 156

    Contact Information

    Robert Smith Phone: (276) 345-5529 Email:

    Position Description




    YOU MAY CHECK US OUT ON LINE @ or on our 2 facebook pages- Claypool Hill Church of Christ and Claypool Hill Church of Christ youth group.

  • Union Christian Church Terre Haute, Indiana


    5350 E. Hulman Drive
    Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
    Weekly Attendance: 250-300

    Contact Information

    Todd Payton Phone: (812) 877-1187 Fax: (812) 877-3457 Email:

    Position Description

    Union Christian Church is seeking a youth minister that will connect with children/teens and their families. Responsibilities include:


    Developing a children’s ministry for k-5. Recruiting and training of adult volunteers, curriculum, programs, children’s church, teach children’s church weekly and or oversee the use of volunteers. Develop a calendar of events that will engage children and their families.


    Develop a Student Ministry for 6-12. Recruit and train adult volunteers, hold volunteer meetings once a month, establish curriculum and coordinate the Student Ministry. Plan trips, conferences, service projects, and mission trips.

    Other responsibilities: Preaching 6-8 times a year, hospital and nursing homes visits, funerals and weddings as needed, and other general ministry responsibilities.

    Union has a Senior Minister, Worship Minister, and church secretary. We are looking for a youth minister who wants to be a part of a team, working together with the leaders of the church to build HIS kingdom. Union is in a transition and we have big plans for the future. We’ve just hired a new Senior Minister and added a full-time worship minister. We are wanting to grow in numbers and spiritually. If you think you would like to be a part of our church please contact our Senior Minister:

    Todd Payton @ or call @ 812.877.1187

    side note: our web-site might be under construction, we are in the process of completely re-doing it.

  • Tollesboro United Methodist Church Tollesboro, Kentucky


    11196 KY 57
    Tollesboro, Kentucky 41189

    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Silas Ripato Phone: (502) 609-0714 Email:

    Position Description

    Tollesboro United Methodist Church
    Children / Youth Minister

    Job Summary: To introduce children and youth to Christ; to disciple them in spiritual growth. To plan, coordinate and oversee activities for children and youth to promote fun, spiritual development, and ministry and outreach involvement.

    Minimum Qualifications Required:
    • Must be a born again believer with a maturing relationship with Christ.
    • Must see this position as having strong moral and ethical convictions to serve God in the position.
    • Must demonstrate a genuine love and maintain a good rapport with children and youth.
    • Must be able to teach, train, and disciple youth workers.
    • Must be sensitive to needs and pressures of teens with knowledge of possible biblical solutions.
    • Must be in good physical and mental health.
    • Must be able to exercise initiative and judgment as an independent worker.
    • Must possess organizational and administration abilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The responsibilities of the Children / Youth Minister shall include the following:
    • Organize and lead the children’s worship service on Sunday mornings.
    • Organize and lead the Youth group meetings.
    • Organize and participate in youth oriented activities.
    • Willing to work with church teams to see the programs expand and grow.
    • Attend worship services and other events as time allows.
    • Coordinate and participate in mission outreach experiences.
    • Prepare a calendar and/or newsletter for youth.
    • Recruit volunteers and workers.

    Program Oversight

    • Provide oversight of children and youth and children and youth volunteers. Assure youth groups maintain a balanced program of spiritual, physical, and social growth.
    • Be acquainted with personal lives of the young people. For example: visit homes, attend school events, and make a hospital visit.
    • Foster open communication with parents/guardians primarily through youth volunteers or by other means of communication.
    • Assure the church children and youth are taught the Bible.
    • Assure proper care of facilities used by the children/youth programs.
    • Attend monthly church board meetings to give oral or written reports on activities.
    • Make recommendations concerning teaching materials and methods used in all of the children and youth programs, while at the same time respecting the opinions of the church volunteers.

    • Report directly to the pastor.
    • Work and coordinate with church pastor and children and youth team.
    • Attend feedback sessions with the PPR committee.
    • Time off requests would be given to the PPR committee.
    • When absent, all duties would be covered prior to leaving.

    How to apply:

    • Send resume to: Tollesboro United Methodist Church
    11196 KY 57
    Tollesboro, KY 41189

    • Email resume to:



    147 N. BRIDGE ST.
    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio 45601
    Weekly Attendance: 65
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    GLENN ANDERSON Phone: (740) 649-5640 Email: 1971GAA@GMAIL.COM

    Position Description


  • Centerville Christian Church Centerville, Indiana


    111 N. Morton Ave.
    Centerville, Indiana 47330
    Weekly Attendance: 500/600

    Contact Information

    Wes Sewell Phone: (863) 221-7842 Fax: (765) 855-1002 Email:

    Position Description

    Student Minister

    Centerville Christian Church is looking for someone who can and desires to be part of a cohesive team. The position we are looking to fill is that of student minister. The right candidate for this position will be chosen by the senior minister with a vetting process and input from elders and search team. We are a staff led/elder oversight governance model. We are looking for someone to lead/coordinate our student ministries. Position will work closely with our other family ministries as we have an “orange” model of ministry. Preference given to those with previous experience and Bible college degree. Good organizational skills a must. Other duties could be tailored to fit candidate’s skill set – ability to assist with adult discipleship a plus. Candidate should also have good leadership skills including people skills and the ability to recruit and train volunteers. Experience at a larger church is a must. Church currently runs 550-600 in attendance. Candidate also needs to be a person of character that reflects the heart of Jesus. Besides the senior minister, we currently have a full-time worship arts minister, full-time children’s director, full-time ministry assistant, part-time seniors/pastoral care minister, and 2 part-time ministry assistants.

    Package currently includes health insurance, disability and life insurance policies, retirement benefits after one year, as well as other benefits and will be determined based on education and experience. Applicants should send a resume that includes experience and education, cover letter, and any social networking info.

    Wes Sewell
    Senior Minister

    Centerville Christian Church
    111 North Morton Ave
    PO BOX 37
    Centerville, IN 47330

  • Walnut Grove Christian Church Arcola, Illinois


    12930 E. Co. Rd. 1700N
    Arcola, Illinois 61910
    Weekly Attendance: 80

    Contact Information

    Emerson Moore Phone: (217) 268-3479 Fax: (000) 000-0000 Email:

    Position Description

    God is great! And we are excited to see who will answer His call to be our full-time senior pastor at Walnut Grove Christian church. This is a re-post. We have been blessed as we went through the search process to receive among many applications two from men who were really qualified for the open position and who would have served Him perfectly here at Walnut Grove. But after seeking God’s guidance, He led each of them to continue with his current ministry. So check us out and be blessed and be a blessing!
    WGCC, an independent Christian church established in 1889 and part of the Restoration Movement, is seeking a full-time senior pastor who preaches and teaches the Word of God and who will partner with the church in “Witnessing for Jesus Christ.”
    Salary range: $45,000 to $50,000.
    Education: Bible college or seminary graduate.
    Experience: Ordained pastor with at least four years of pastoral experience.
    Benefits: None.
    Parsonage: None.
    Location: Rural; nearest town, Arcola, pop. 3,000. Also located near Charleston and Mattoon. (A two-hour drive from Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL.)
    FOR FULL JOB DESCRIPTION GO TO: and click on Employment.

  • Eastview Christian Church Martinsville, Indiana


    2745 Old Morgantown Rd
    Martinsville, Indiana 46151
    Weekly Attendance: 190

    Contact Information

    Tracy Scott Hunter Phone: (765) 318-1457 Email:

    Position Description

    Associate Minister Job Description

    I. Purpose of Position: To serve the church, by example and instruction, to a saving knowledge of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To encourage and assist them in becoming a Christian and help them develop their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

    II. Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist the youth team in organizing, coordinating all aspects of the Youth Ministries at Eastview. This includes helping recruit and train teachers, youth sponsors, and helpers, as needed, to better ensure adequate staff and a successful Youth Ministries program.
    • Assumes responsibility for helping organize and promote the various ministry teams and their projects. He will also assist in the reviews of these programs based on goals and objectives.
    • Provides leadership, confidential spiritual counseling, and is a role model for our church and community.
    • Monitors the church social media to ensure information is accurate and up to date.
    • Willingly, prepares and presents biblical sermons in coordination with the Sr. Minister.A team teaching approach is desired. 
    • Facilitate a program for new member and new Christian orientation. 
    • Additional duties assigned by Elders as needed.

    III. Communication and Collaboration:

    · The Associate Minister works under the oversight of the Elders and the direction of the Sr. Minister. He is expected to exhibit a high degree of initiative and collaboration in performing his assigned duties and responsibilities.

    · The Associate Minister keeps the Sr. Minister informed of scheduled activities, events, changes in work schedule, and any problems that need higher level attention. The Sr. Minister is available to provide advice and counseling, when requested.

    IV. Other Significant Facts:

    · The Associate Minister is expected to present an orderly appearance and be in compliance with ethical, legal, moral and biblical principles of the Bible. Personal action bringing discredit upon self, and or the congregation, may be cause for termination.

    · The Associate Minister will receive an Annual Performance Evaluation conducted by the elders with input from the Sr. Minister. Results of this evaluation will serve as a basis for other actions such as pay raises, recognition awards, promotions, warnings, removal, etc.

  • Griffith First Christian Church Griffith, Indiana


    202 W Pine St
    Griffith, Indiana 46319
    Weekly Attendance: 208

    Contact Information

    Shawn Cornett Phone: (219) 924-6840 Email:

    Position Description

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Restoration Movement College/University

    Experience: Experience Preferred

    Salary: $28,000 + benefits

    Parsonage: Yes – 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment


    Do you have a passion to work with lots of great kids age 0-12?  

    Does your heart race at the thought of making an eternal difference in the lives of children?

    Do you want to help people follow Jesus with a church family focused on doing just that?

    Do you want to a part of a growing church that is seeing God change many lives?

    Then you need to check out Griffith First Christian Church in Griffith, Indiana.

    We’re looking for someone to take our children’s ministry to the next level.

    We have over 40 kids involved in our children’s ministry on Sunday mornings and nearly 60 kids who attend our Thursday night “Kids For Christ” program.

    We have a team of awesome volunteers who are ready to work with you to make a positive impact for Christ in the families of our communities as we work toward our mission of Helping People Follow Jesus.

    Griffith First Christian Church is experiencing some amazing growth (19% over 2014), especially in our children’s ministry.  We’re looking for the right man or woman to join our team and help us work toward our mission.

    Our new children’s minister will be entrusted with:

    • Overseeing all aspects of the children’s ministry of Griffith First Christian Church
    • Equipping families with the tools needed to disciple their children
    • Building relationships between children and their families and with other families within the congregation
    • Recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers for the children’s ministry
    • Choosing and planning the various curricula needed for Helping People Follow Jesus within the children’s ministry of Griffith First Christian Church
    • Regularly evaluating the children’s ministry of Griffith First Christian Church
    • Planning regular events for the children and families of our church family and of the surrounding communities
    • Acting as a resource person for Fuel (the 7th-12th grade ministry) as children transition out of the children’s ministry and into Fuel
    • Acting as a resource person for our pre-school (God, Me & ABC) by encouraging the families of our pre-school to become a part of the Griffith First Christian Church family

    The children’s minister will report to the senior minister and the elders.  

    Griffith, Indiana is a town of 19,000 located in Northwest Indiana about 45 minutes from downtown Chicago.  We are an Indiana suburb of Chicago with many family-oriented activities less than an hour away.  There are many opportunities for entertainment and shopping all within a short drive.  Griffith First Christian Church has been a part of the Griffith Community since 1920.  Our mission and our passion is Helping People Follow Jesus.  We want to make more and better followers of Jesus Christ who are excited about loving God, loving others and spreading the Gospel.  

  • Sebring Christian Church Sebring, Florida


    4514 Hammock Road
    Sebring, Florida 33872
    Weekly Attendance: 150

    Contact Information

    Tod Schwingel Phone: (863) 446-3684 Email:

    Position Description

    Sebring Christian Church is seeking an energetic Children’s Minister to oversee our ministry to children from birth through sixth grade. Responsibilities include recruiting and training volunteers, selection and/or development of bible based curriculum, planning and coordinating events, and being a cooperative part of the SCC ministry. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry or a related field.

  • Oakland Christian Church Oakland, Illinois


    25 W. Montgomery St.
    Oakland, Illinois 61943
    Weekly Attendance: 120-200

    Contact Information

    Dan Krabel Phone: (217) 822-8154 Fax: (217) 346-2849 Email:

    Position Description

    This is not intended to list each and every requirement of a potential new minister, but rather to supply the applicant with an overview of the leadership’s expectations and beliefs.

    The Oakland Christian Church is looking for a man who loves Jesus and is determined to reach out to the lost and bring them to Christ. We subscribe to the belief that all believers are ambassadors for Christ and ministers in the aspect that it is the responsibility of us all to fulfill the Great Commission.

    The Elders do not agree with the concept of a minister being the CEO of the local church organization. It is our belief that we work as a team, with the minister, to assure that the spiritual and physical needs of the congregation are being addressed. We feel we can only be successful as a team when we all exhibit open and honest communication. We believe that it is the Elders’ responsibility to be diligent in their efforts to assure no evil or harm comes to our flock through false teachings or doctrine, and we depend on our minister to assist us in this important responsibility.

    We are looking for a man who is outgoing and able to reach out in the community to connect with all people regardless of their position, social or economic status, race or cultural background. It is crucial that we find a person who is equally comfortable in addressing and ministering to the attendees at our traditional and contemporary worship services. It is important that our new minister review the doctrinal positions stated in this profile and agree with these beliefs. We are looking for an experienced minister who is a graduate of an accredited Christian university and who has a work history establishing himself as a man with longevity at his previous positions.

    The successful applicant should demonstrate honesty, integrity, leadership, compassion and faithfulness in his personal and family life as well as his public life.

    We would expect our minister to be comfortable and proficient in his ability to preach, teach, witness and do calling. It would be our desire that our minister have the ability to counsel with the hurting and grieving in a professional and confidential manner. It would also be his responsibility to run the day-to-day operations at OCC including management of staff.

    Our minister will be considered an elder and expected to attend regularly scheduled Elder meetings and Team meetings to provide information and insight.

    We encourage our minister to attend conferences or training seminars to enhance his abilities. We would also support a reasonable number of speaking engagements or revival meetings. At times of absence from the pulpit due to other obligations, illness or vacation, it will be the minister’s responsibility to cover the pulpit by use of Elders, Lincoln Christian College, or a guest speaker of some sort approved by the Elders.

    We would expect the minister’s wife to be a regular attendee of the worship services and special programs or activities. It would be our hope that she would involve herself in church responsibilities to the extent of any other mature church member.

    In summary, we feel Oakland Christian Church and our community have a lot to offer to a prospective minister. We have established ourselves as a church able to work with the right person for many years. Although there is always room for improvement, we feel the OCC leadership is forward-thinking in our techniques, while doing everything possible to be spiritually and doctrinally sound.

    We believe that open and thorough communication is a critical aspect of a good working relationship, but that nothing is as important as prayer. We are praying for the right person and know God will provide.

    Please send a resume with cover letter to the church address below or to Dan Krabel at

    Oakland Christian Church 25 W. Montgomery St. Oakland, IL. 61943

  • Buckner Christian Church LaGrange, Kentucky


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

    Contact Information

    Aaron Striegel Phone: (502) 974-6469 Email:

    Position Description

    Job Description for Minister of Youth for Buckner Christian Church, Buckner, KY

    Job- Title – Part- time Minister of Youth

    Basic Assignment– The Minister of Youth is responsible for providing spiritual leadership in developing a comprehensive youth ministry that is consistent with the mission of the church and the Word of God

    Staff Relationship– The Minister of Youth is responsible to the Pastor and the Elders who will evaluate and meet with the Minister of Youth

    Qualifications – 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… Technology skills – our youth room is equipped with overhead projector, sound system, etc… Have and maintain good moral character. Must NOT date within the youth group!

    Specific Responsibilities – 10 hours per week.  Attend church board meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 7p.m… Develop short and long term goals for youth ministry. Teach youth Sunday school and facilitate youth morning worship.  Plan and conduct a youth outings bi- monthly. Assist in planning special events such as Mission trips, community outreach etc… Keep the Pastor and Elders informed of youth programs and activities, assist with other duties as assigned.

    Responsibilities to Youth – Develop and implement programs that attract youth and promote spiritual growth. Direct in the use of program materials, equipment, supplies and space utilization by youth. Plan and coordinate events that develop various levels of spiritual maturity including: worship, fellowship, discipleship and ministry. Your target audience is junior and senior high youth. Develop healthy relationships with parents and guardians utilizing them to assist with youth activities. Follow – up with youth visitors and their families.

    Compensation – Negotiable   

    Contact – Send resume, cover letter and references to No phone calls please!

  • Northeast Church of Christ Kingsport, Tennessee


    2217 Beechnut Dr
    Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
    Weekly Attendance: 175

    Contact Information

    Matt Wimberly Phone: (423) 288-7910 Email:

    Position Description

    Northeast church of Christ in Kingsport, Tennessee, is searching for a full-time Youth and Family Minister.  Our congregation of approximately 175 members, led by 5 elders, is committed to serving the Lord, growing our faith, and reaching others in the community and abroad.  We have an active youth program serving 45 children and teens with strong elder, parent, and congregational support.  We are located in the scenic mountains of East Tennessee and are part of a family-oriented community with excellent public schools.  For more information and details about this position, please visit

  • Allensburg Church of Christ Lynchburg, Ohio


    7105 Abernathy Road
    Lynchburg, Ohio 45142
    Weekly Attendance: 160

    Contact Information

    Bob Stevens Phone: (937) 364-2962 Email:

    Position Description

    Part time or full time depending on availability.

    Currently 25-30 elementary children in children’s church on Sunday mornings, 5-10 junior/senior high youth on Sunday mornings. During school year a middle school Bible study is held with 30-35 kids present. A student led high school Bible study during the school year runs from 5-18.

    Ministry opportunity to work with elementary grades through high school. Responsible for teaching various age groups at various times, planning activities for the different age groups, and recruiting and working with volunteers.

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