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
  • Indian Creek Christian Church Cynthiana, Kentucky

    Address

    51 Waits Rd
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
    Weekly Attendance: 360
    Website: http://indiancreekchristian.com/

    Contact Information

    Chad Broaddus Phone: (856) 234-5223 Email: chad@indiancreekchristian.com

    Position Description

    Indian Creek Christian Church (Cynthiana, Ky) is seeking a full-time Worship Minister. The position is an associate ministry role that would have direct oversight of our worship ministry. Over the past 7 years, ICCC has had a 70% increase in Sunday morning attendance. We averaging over 360 a Sunday and recently built a 2.5 million dollar Life Center. We are looking for someone who has a passion for helping people encounter God through worship and has a degree from a Christian Church/Church of Christ college. ICCC is a solid church that exists to advance the mission of Christ. Our vision statement is as follows: “ICCC exists to cultivate new life in Christ by helping people encounter God, connect to His Word, and serve the mission of Jesus daily.” ICCC offers a competitive salary/benefit packages. We are located 40 minutes from Lexington, 20 minutes from Georgetown, and an hour and 15 minutes from Cincinnati.

  • Algonac Church of Christ Algonac, Michigan

    Address

    1601 St. Clair River Dr.
    Algonac, Michigan 48001
    Weekly Attendance: 125
    Website: http://www.algonacchurchofchrist.org

    Contact Information

    Kindred Howard Phone: (404) 202-2969 Fax: (000) 000-0000 Email: kindred@algonacchurchofchrist.org

    Position Description

    Responsible for teaching, disciplining, and mentoring the church’s Middle and High Schoolers and overseeing the overall youth program K-12.

    The Algonac Church of Christ in Algonac, Michigan, is seeking to hire a full-time youth minister as soon as possible. We are an independent, instrumental Church of Christ, led locally by a board of elders and loosely affiliated with other churches of Christ and Christian Churches.
    The ideal candidate will have or be in the process of pursuing an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in biblical studies from a Church of Christ or Christian Church affiliated institution. He must believe that the entire Bible is God-inspired and the authoritative standard by which we are to live our lives and teach. He must also subscribe to doctrinal beliefs consistent with Restoration Movement theology regarding such matters as baptism, salvation, etc.
    Most importantly, the candidate must be a devoted disciple of Jesus Christ who walks closely with God and lives a life we would want our young people to imitate. This walk should be evidenced by a strong daily prayer life, daily Bible study, consistent evangelism, and living a life above reproach. The youth minister candidate must have a biblical understanding of authority and welcome being mentored by, answering to, and obeying and following the direction of the senior pastor and elders of the church.
    The interested candidate must pass a standard background check and have a valid drivers license and automobile. He must also be excellent at building and fostering relationships both with and among young people. Athletic ability and/or musical abilities are a huge plus. Both married and unmarried candidates are welcome to apply.
    If interested please send resume and brief cover letter introducing yourself to kindred@algonacchurchofchrist.org.

  • Christian Student Foundation of Pennsylvania-CSF Lock Haven University State College, Pennsylvania

    Address

    PO Box 221
    State College, Pennsylvania 16804

    Website: http://csf-lhu.weebly.com/

    Contact Information

    William (Buzz) Roberts Phone: (814) 865-4843 Email: director@csfpa.com

    Position Description

    The Christian Student Fellowship at Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA (a collegiate ministry of the Christian Student Foundation of Pennsylvania) is seeking a qualified individual who will work closely with the student leadership team in developing a vision for teaching biblical principles and outreach on campus.

     

    The applicant must have a calling and a heart for collegiate ministry with a strong vision and demonstrate a desire to see the advancement of God’s Kingdom through teaching biblical stewardship principles.

     

    In addition, the applicant must demonstrate experience contributing effectively to ministry excellence and skills which include, but are not limited to, planning, organizational, and management skills, excellent public speaking and communication abilities, great energy and creativity, capacity to work with others, ability to resolve problems, and sound judgment.

     

    As is typical in many faith-base ministry organizations, CSF at Lock Haven relies on faithful contributions of individuals and congregations. Therefore, the candidate is expected to be a primary support raiser for this position.  The ideal start date would be August 2015. However, the completion of fund raising goals will determine beginning date.

     

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications materials should include a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references.

     

    A detailed job description is available upon request. For additional information or to submit to your resume contact William H. (Buzz) Roberts, Executive Director of CSFPA at director@csfpa.com.

  • Milford Christian Church Milford, Ohio

    Address

    844 St. Rt. 131
    Milford, Ohio 45150
    Weekly Attendance: 325-350
    Website: http://milfordchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Charles Cline Phone: (513) 831-0196 Email: charles.cline@milfordchurch.org

    Position Description

    Milford Christian Church is seeking a full-time Worship and Involvement Minister. MCC is 30 minutes from downtown Cincy on the east side.

    We are looking for a creative, self-motivated, fun-loving person who will mix well with our existing staff members which includes full-time Senior Minister, full-time Student/Family Life Minister, part-time Children’s Minister and part-time Administrative Assistant.

    A full job description is available on our website, milfordchurch.org.

    Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, philosophy of worship ministry and links to video demos that give us a good sense of your style of music and leadership to charles.cline@milfordchurch.org.

    Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health benefits are part of the salary package.

     

  • LifeSpring Christian Church (Clovernook) Cincinnati, Ohio

    Address

    1373 W. Galbraith Rd.
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
    Weekly Attendance: 450-500
    Website: http://www.lifespringchristianchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Timothy Dunn Phone: (513) 522-7707 Email: tdunn@lifespringchristian.org

    Position Description

    Children’s Minister

    LifeSpring Christian Church
    Full-time, exempt (40-45 hours a week)
    The Clovernook Children’s Minister will cast the vision for and communicate the LCC Family Ministry philosophy of ministry at the Clovernook campus and implement the structure and strategy in support of the vision and philosophy. This position is requires being a leader of leaders; one who coordinates a team of volunteers who deliver engaging ministry from infant to 6th grade. Candidate will be committed to and support the philosophy and mission of LifeSpring Christian Church and its leadership team; to reach this broken world, but being a church of disciples who make disciples.
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    •   Lead, oversee, and communicate vision for Family Ministry leaders and volunteers, moving toward LifeSpring Christian Church Family Ministry/Orange Team model.
    •   Oversee the recruitment, training, scheduling, and development of all volunteers in the Family Ministry programs.
    • Maintain contact with parents, keeping them informed of topics/themes being studied, special events, etc. through printed notices, email, internet, Facebook, text messages, phone calls, blog, etc.
    •   Provide tools for parents to equip them in their role as primary spiritual caregivers of their children.
    •   Cultivate healthy parent and child relationships.
    • Foster strong working relationship with Family Ministry campus staff and coordinate with them on systems, use of curriculum, and leading volunteer teams.
    •  Administer curriculum, policies, procedures, and vision for the pre-school and LifeSpring Kidz ministries.
    •  Create and oversee organizational systems to ensure the Family Ministry areas remain clean, organized, and safe.
    •   Responsible for set-up, check-in and registration materials for weekend services in all areas other than Worship Center.
    •   Lead special events in Children’s Ministry such as Child Dedication, etc.  (Including WhizKids, MOPS)

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

    This position supervises volunteers involved in the Children’s Ministry at the Clovernook campus and oversees the Pre-School Director.

    As a full-time head of a ministry, CM will have cross-campus responsibilities for events, cross campus initiatives, and training when asked.
    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

     
    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    •  Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university preferred, but experience or mix of college education and experience will be evaluated.
    • Ideally the candidate will have at minimum 5 years experience in ministry.
    •  Experience coordinating and recruiting volunteers desirable.

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    •  The successful candidate must be a Christian and fully support the philosophy of LifeSpring Christian Church and its leadership team. This individual’s commitment to Christ will be evidenced in his/her personal life, family relationships, and ministry. His/her daily walk with God will be an example to the students with which he/she interacts.
    •  The ideal candidate should be creative, have a passion and heartfelt concern for children and teens, be high-energy, hard-working, and possess the ability to motivate others.  Understanding spiritual development stages is critical to a unified approach.
    •  Proficient (or fast learner) in use of current and future communication tools, i.e. cell phones, internet, Facebook, texting, etc.
    •  Understand the maturity levels and characteristics of children and the challenges they face today.
    •  The ability to work efficiently and effectively in team situations is critical, as well as the ability to work independently.
    • Because LifeSpring Christian Church (Clovernook) is in a diverse community, a willingness to learn and engage in different settings is critical.
    •  Must possess solid time management skills and organizational abilities. The ability to coordinate several activities at once and to quickly analyze and resolve specific problems is important.
  • Freedom Church Mt Sterling , Kentucky

    Address

    1107 D Indian Mound Drive
    Mt Sterling , Kentucky 40353
    Weekly Attendance: 235
    Website: http://www.freedomchurchky.com

    Contact Information

    VP Palmer Phone: (859) 771-1545 Email: vppalmer1@me.com

    Position Description

    Freedom Church
    Job Description
    STUDENT PASTOR
    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.
    Responsibilities:
    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

    Address

    8260 E. 900 S.
    Buckskin, Indiana 47613
    Weekly Attendance: 50-70
    Website: http://www.buckskinchurch.com

    Contact Information

    Cinda Trader Email: cindatrader@yahoo.com

    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

    Address

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

    Contact Information

    Jesse Foster.....Elder Phone: 1 (276) 935-4408 Email: foster651@gmail.com

    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

    Address

    P.O. Box 56
    Plainville, Indiana 47568
    Weekly Attendance: 125
    Website: http://www.plainvillechristianchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Roger Smith Phone: (812) 687-7786 Email: plainvillechristianchurch@gmail.com

    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 plainvillechristianchurch@gmail.com, call Ty Freed at (812) 910-0311 or Roger Smith at (812) 687-7786, or visit our website at plainvillechristianchurch.org 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

    Address

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

    Contact Information

    Chris Dodson Phone: (417) 343-1363 Fax: (417) 739-1847 Email: chris@fcc-kimberlingcity.com

    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 www.fcc-kimberlingcity.com
    Please email resumes to: chris@fcc-kimberlingcity.com
    Church Office phone: 417-739-2673

  • Scottsburg First Christian Church Scottsburg, Indiana

    Address

    255 West McClain Avenue
    Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
    Weekly Attendance: 500+
    Website: http://ComeToTheBurg.com

    Contact Information

    Dr. Timothy Lueking Phone: (812) 752-2115 Email: timlueking@gmail.com

    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 http://www.ComeToTheBurg.com
    All resumes and questionnaires must be emailed to Dr. Timothy Lueking @ timlueking@gmail.com
  • Lyndon Christian Church Louisville, Kentucky

    Address

    8125 LaGrange Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40222
    Weekly Attendance: 100
    Website: http://lyndonchristian.org

    Contact Information

    Mark Carter Phone: (502) 609-2195 Email: response.lyndon@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Qualifications:
    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  response.lyndon@gmail.com and attach resume.

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

    lyndonchristian.org

  • Severn Christian Church Severn, Maryland

    Address

    8132 New Cut Road
    Severn, Maryland 21144
    Weekly Attendance: 275-300
    Website: http://www.severnchristian.org

    Contact Information

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

    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 www.severnchristian.org

  • Christian Children's Home of Ohio Wooster, Ohio

    Address

    2685 Armstrong Road
    Wooster, Ohio 44691

    Website: http://www.ccho.org

    Contact Information

    Jennifer Harley Phone: (330) 345-7949 Email: HarleyJ@ccho.org

    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 (www.ccho.org/employment) and send with cover letter and resume to employment@ccho.org.

  • Sarasota Christian Church Sarasota, Florida

    Address

    2923 Ashton Road
    Sarasota, Florida 34231
    Weekly Attendance: 350

    Contact Information

    Lee Robison Phone: (941) 924-0107 Email: leescc@sarasotachristianchurch.org

    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.

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