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 Aurora, Illinois


    635 N Randall Rd
    Aurora, Illinois 60506
    Weekly Attendance: 635 N Randall Rd

    Contact Information

    Josh Matson Phone: (630) 892-5055 Email:

    Position Description

    Job Summary:

    “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy” (Ps 3:33, NIV). To provide pastoral leadership for the worship ministries of First Christian Church (FCC) Aurora. To be a servant leader who creates a worship environment in which God is glorified and the church can come to know the love of Jesus Christ.

    FCC Aurora is a mixed congregation of many ages and ethnicities. We combine an element of contemporary and traditional worship in our services. We are a church on the move. FCC has entered an exciting season of change and is looking for an experienced individual to take our worship services to the next level.

    Ministry Development/Delivery (Eph. 4:12)

    • Create an inviting, worshipful atmosphere, that is Christ-centered in approach.
    • Oversee the technical aspects of worship with the Deacon of AV and the AV team. (sound, lights, media, staging).
    • Oversee praise and worship including; weekly worship services and special events.
    • Assemble and develop worship teams that always strive for excellence, but not perfection, in worship.
    • Attract an increasing pool of gifted musicians who desire to be involved, want to be developed and want to have fun.
    • Actively be involved in mentoring and shaping the next generation in worship artists and volunteers.
    • Establish and maintain key metrics that correspond with the goals and advance the growth and excellence of the worship ministries.



    • Always seeking opportunities for spiritual and professional development.
    • Attend annual conferences.
    • Maintain knowledge current worship trends.
    • Seek guidance and strength from God through prayer and meditation.
    • Seek professional feedback from church leadership.


    • Reports to Senior Pastor but accountable to the Eldership


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college preferred. Will consider experience in lieu of degree.
    • Minimum of 1-year experience leading worship in small (100-150) congregations.
    • Some work with youth is desirable but not required.
    • Willing to become a member of First Christian Church, Aurora.
    • Position is ideal for a bi-vocational candidate.
  • First Christian Church of Orange Park Orange Park, Florida


    2876 Moody Ave
    Orange Park, Florida 32073
    Weekly Attendance: 150

    Contact Information


    Position Description

    First Christian Church of Orange Park

    Slogan: It’s about others.

    Position Needed: Full-Time Children’s Minister/Director

    Church Size: 150


    Phone: 904-272-1250

    Address: 2876 Moody Ave. Orange Park, FL 32073


    About Us

    First Christian Church is looking for the right person to partner with to help us move forward in bringing the gospel to our community through children’s ministry! We are a growing church in a suburban community, located just minutes away from Jacksonville and about 45 minutes away from the beach and historic St. Augustine. Our style of worship is conservative contemporary, and we have made a special emphasis in serving our community over the last few years through various outreach-focused ministries, partnerships, and events. Jacksonville is home to a variety of professional and semi-professional sports as well as a zoo and botanical garden. Orange Park is a middle class professional community made up of many young families. We encourage you to visit our website for more information about our church as well as an opportunity to watch past worship services.


    Our church is led by a group of elders who have a wonderful and trusting relationship with our staff. Our congregation is full of serving individuals willing to take part in the children’s ministry. Our slogan is “It’s about others” and we are always looking for ways in which we can meet the needs within our community. Currently we partner with First Coast Women’s Services and Grove Park Elementary School. We also have a church garden that allows us to grow produce to give to needy families and individuals within our community.










    Direct Responsibilities


    • Director of Children’s Worship ages Birth – 5th This includes Wednesday night programming and Sunday mornings.
      • Recruit Volunteers.
      • Train Volunteers.
      • Choose Curriculum.
      • Direct Week to Week Programming.
      • Teach when needed.


    • Develop Policies to ensure the safety for all children.
      • Establish and manage a check-in system.
      • Responsible for generating background checks on all teachers.



    General Expectations


    • Develop an all-inclusive family atmosphere by involving parents, guardians, and children within the Children’s Ministry.
    • Prepare and manage the budget for the Children’s Ministry.
    • Promote the Children’s Ministry through our website, email, bulletin, social media, etc…
    • Manage/Assist in the development of church and community events. This includes events such as VBS, Fall Festival, Live Nativity, Water Day, etc… Please note that this responsibility is on an “as needed” basis.
    • Have an ongoing relationship with local camp to bridge gap between children’s ministry and camp activities. This includes taking part in summer camp programming at the camp and promoting the camp within the children’s ministry to maximize participation and involvement.


    Other General Responsibilities


    • Work closely with Youth Ministry Committee to ensure a smooth transition for the children once they graduate from the Children’s Ministry.
    • Help strengthen the overall children/youth programs. This includes working with the Youth Committee with curriculum, activities, parent involvement, etc…


    ** Disclaimer ** – Please note that the responsibilities might/can change at the discretion of the Children’s Minister with approval of eldership.



    If you are interested in this position, please send your resume by email to: If you choose to send your resume through the postal service, please mail it to our church address to the attention of Jim Joiner.

  • New Hope Christian Church Manassas, Virginia


    8310 Plantation Lane
    Manassas, Virginia 20110
    Weekly Attendance: 90

    Contact Information

    Tim Goldfish Phone: (703) 331-5769 Email:

    Position Description

    Children’s Ministry Leader

    New Hope Christian Church, Manassas, VA

    To lead and further develop a children’s ministry to children ranging from preschool through middle school. New Hope seeks a ministry team which can help make lifelong disciples of Jesus.

    A love for God, children, and a passion to help make them disciples of Jesus through teaching, activities, and overseeing volunteers who would assist. Identify with and support the core values of the church (doctrinal positions) (view website).

    Experience leading a children’s ministry program, including recruiting and training a team of volunteers. ​

    Experience in planning and implementing programs and ​projects. ​

    Education in the area of elementary education or similar desired.

    Effective oral and written communication and time management skills; self-disciplined.

    Proficient with Microsoft Office.


    Primary Duties

    Teach in our Sunday Morning Kid’s Church at least twice a month, and organize volunteers to lead Kid’s Church on other weeks.

    Be willing to place membership and attend Sunday worship services at New Hope Christian Church.

    Recruit and train volunteers for all Sunday morning programs from nursery through middle school. Oversee scheduling of volunteers for Sunday programs.

    Check setup of the nursery areas before Sunday to ensure cleanliness and supplies are present. Coordinate purchases of supplies with Administrative Assistant.  Recruit volunteers to run the nursery and develop a rotating schedule of support.

    Develop relationships with the parents of the children to support the family’s primary role in their children’s discipleship.

    Recruit and organize volunteers for Vacation Bible School and other activities on weeknights.

    Be creative in working to grow God’s kingdom in the community through the children’s ministry.

    Select effective curriculum or develop curriculum that meets the needs of each age level.

    Develop an annual budget proposal and manage this budget with good stewardship.

    Attend weekly staff meetings with the Senior Minister and Administrative Assistant. Attend leadership meetings with the Elders and Senior Minister on a scheduled appointment arrangement.

    Ensure programs and activities are in line with the vision of New Hope Christian Church. Coordinate with fellow staff.

    Submit a monthly calendar of activities for New Hope Christian Church’s monthly newsletter.

    Take ownership of the Children’s ministry rooms. Plan and coordinate room improvements with the church leadership.  Maintain supplies for the rooms.

    Participate in church camp planning for the children. On-site church camp support to children may be needed.

    Participate in children’s ministry related professional development activities for Christian growth.

    Be willing to be a servant and help out with other activities in the church as needed.

    Partial telework hours can be established with the church leadership after an initial assessment period.

    Submit resumes to:

    New Hope Christian Church

    8310 Plantation Lane

    Manassas, VA 20110


    Submit inquiries to:

    New Hope Christian Church website:

  • Algonac Church of Christ Algonac, Michigan


    1601 St. Clair River Dr.
    Algonac, Michigan 48001
    Weekly Attendance: 125

    Contact Information

    Iain Avers Phone: (810) 794-3622 Fax: (000) 000-0000 Email:

    Position Description

    The Algonac Church of Christ is currently seeking someone to serve as its Senior Minister beginning January 2017 (possibly sooner if an earlier date would help to accommodate the needs of the selected candidate.)

    The Algonac Church of Christ is an instrumental congregation grounded in biblically sound doctrine consistent with the tenets of the Restoration Movement. Located in southeast Michigan about an hour from Detroit along the banks of the beautiful Saint Clair River, The ACoC is a congregation of roughly 125 people. We are seeking a candidate who:

    is a spiritually mature Christian;

    lives an exemplary moral life consistent with biblical teaching;

    believes that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the authoritative standard of our lives;

    possesses thorough knowledge of the Bible as exhibited by the fact that he holds a degree from an accredited Bible College or Seminary or possesses ministry experience that would indicate his ability to adequately teach and disciple members of the congregation;

    is a gifted preacher/teacher who has the ability to effectively communicate God’s word and raise up, disciple, and work closely with other leaders;

    sincerely loves people and is willing to invest in building relationships within the congregation and community;

    has a heart for the lost and a desire to lead the church to effectively reach out to and share the gospel with people in the community;

    possesses the humility and desire to work closely with the church’s elders and other leaders to lead and minister to the church.

    Any additional talents, such as musical ability, etc., is certainly an added bonus.

    Salary, etc, is negotiable depending on candidate’s credentials and experience. If interested in applying please submit resume’ with brief cover letter to

  • Williamstown Christian Church Williamstown, Kentucky


    318 North Main Street
    Williamstown, Kentucky 41097
    Weekly Attendance: 160

    Contact Information

    John Brill, Elder Phone: (859) 486-0811 Email:

    Position Description

    Williamstown Christian Church is looking for a full time minister to guide our multi-geneationl congregation to reach the lost as we grow stronger in Christ.  The majority of the minister’s work will consist of evangelism in the community and equipping the congregation to better serve the Lord.  He must be willing to work closely with the Elders to develop a concrete vision for the church while shepherding the current congregation.  Submit a statement of faith and vision of your ministry, resume, a list of at least three references and if possible a video, Youtube, or audio tape of a sermon.  This information maybe mailed to Search Committee Williamstown Christian % John Brill, 740 Heekin Road, Williamstown, Ky 41097 or emailed to

  • Owingsville Christian Church Owingsville, Kentucky


    Owingsville, Kentucky 40360
    Weekly Attendance: 85-120

    Contact Information

    Sean Bailey Phone: (606) 336-0175 Email:

    Position Description

    We are searching for a creative and innovative person to join our ministry team!  If you are interested in using your gifts to serve the children and youth in our church and community we would love to talk to you.  More information on this position will be added to our webpage soon.

  • First Church of Christ Painesville, Ohio


    422 Mentor Avenue
    Painesville, Ohio 44077
    Weekly Attendance: 180

    Contact Information

    Marilyn Harley Phone: (440) 357-7422 Email:

    Position Description

    The First Church of Christ, located in Painesville, Ohio is seeking a dynamic senior minister to help lead a congregation of approximately 180 members. Our goal is to continue to make disciples and see God’s kingdom continue to grow within our church and in our community. We are located in Northeastern Ohio, in an established and growing city in the greater-Cleveland, area surrounded by many other suburban communities that offer much opportunity for church growth. Our church building is an excellent facility in an ideal location and has the capacity to double our current size.


    The basic requirements for our senior minister position include:

    • A Christian Church/Church of Christ and Restoration background
    • A Bachelor’s degree (minimum) from a Christian/Church of Christ affiliated college/university
    • Senior minister or Comparable Leadership experience
    • A heart for evangelism
    • Desired traits, skills and abilities include:
    • Leadership and Mentoring skills
    • Administration skills
    • Solid preaching skills
    • Outgoing personality
    • Vision casting ability
    • Outreach skills

    If you are interested in being a part of a solid congregation that wishes to grow in faith and membership, please send your resume along with a cover letter describing your interest to or via US mail to: Search Team, First Church of Christ, 422 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, OH 44077. We will receive resumes until September 12, 2016

  • South Side Church of Christ Washington Court House, Ohio


    Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
    Weekly Attendance: 300

    Contact Information

    Barry Pettit Phone: (740) 335-3107 Email:

    Position Description

    South Side Church of Christ is a non-denominational church of 300 members located approximately 45 minutes south of Columbus and an hour from Cincinnati. The community surrounding the church is growing and offers many opportunities for youth ministry. At this time, we are in a season of growth and development. We have a wonderful facility with a family life center and plenty of room for growth. The vision of South Side is to Know Christ, Grow In Christ, and Go for Christ. We are positioned for greatness in our community and are looking for someone with experience to come and be a part of this wonderful ministry.

    What we are looking for:

    We are prayerfully seeking a full-time youth minister, and desire to find someone who is passionate to reach, disciple, and equip this generation to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and to see students on mission to reach the lost. The primary area of focus will be to oversee and coordinate all areas of children and youth ministry which includes K-12th grade at this time. Our future plans will be to compartmentalize those groups when the church is ready. Candidates will be given the opportunities to develop other ministerial skills under the mentorship of the Lead Minister.


    To be considered for this position the applicant must:

    Have a Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry.
    Be married.
    Have strong Christian character, belief that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and live out a solid Christ-like example.
    Have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    Have a passion for excellence and continuous development in all areas of ministry.
    Be a strategic thinker who is able to create and successfully implement new programs.
    Be able to collaborate with fellow staff toward the common church vision.
    Have a teachable spirit, humble heart, and a bold passion to disciple our students in Christ.
    Monthly Details:

    Keep office hours from 9:00-12:00 Monday thru Thursday. (Except when approved by Sr. Minister)
    Organize a children’s and youth ministry team that meets once a month for the planning of activities.
    Attend a monthly Leadership Meeting.
    Attend South Side Church of Christ activities and services offered with your family.
    Visit sick children and youth in emergency situations.
    Attend community events outside of church programming when South Side Children and youth are participating.
    Oversee all aspects of children-youth programming including: lessons, activities, teacher recruitment, fundraisers, and anything else pertaining to infant-12th grade.
    Review the weekly bulletin and all church publications.
    Take on Additional responsibilities as assigned by Sr. Minister.

    A competitive Salary and benefits will be determined annually by the Elders.
    Vacation: Two weeks the first year, Three weeks the third year, Four weeks after four years none of which can be taken consecutively, and are required to be used within one calendar year.
    One month notification prior to any vacation taken.
    Sundays and Wednesday are all day employment. Any time taken off on these days has to be approved in advanced and will be counted as a vacation day.
    5 Sick Days each year.
    Bereavement and Child birth days off will be approved by the Eldership.
    Holidays will be approved by the Eldership.

    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:

    Also send at least two videos of you teaching.

    Once your resume has been received you will be sent a confirmation. After resumes are reviewed, you may also receive a questionnaire that will need to be filled out and returned. Successful candidates will be further contacted about the next steps in the process, which will be phone/Skype interviews. Thank you and God bless you as you prayerfully search for the ministry God has called you to serve in!

  • Driftwood Christian Church Cherokee, Oklahoma


    32516 State HWY 8
    Cherokee, Oklahoma 73728
    Weekly Attendance: 150

    Contact Information

    Max Boothby Phone: (580) 431-2395 Email:

    Position Description

    We are seeking a motivated individual to work with our Senior Minister and our leadership to lead our youth to fall in love with God.  This position requires a strong relationship with the youth of today, an understanding of the stresses and trials they face in their daily lives.  The successful candidate will have an ability to connect with young people 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 solid presence and a willingness to participate in community activities is a must. Our Youth Minister will need to fit in our community.

    The Youth Minister has the responsibility to develop, coordinate, direct and participate in the Youth program of Driftwood Christian Church.  This is accomplished by creating a culture of service and discipleship, through working directly with the Senior Pastor and Elders of the Church.

    Some essential duties will include, but not limited to:

    • Oversee, participate in and promote all areas of youth programming and involvement within the Church
    • Lead, recruit, train the youth leaders in all areas of youth ministry
    • Coordinate, support, participate in and promote involvement in service oriented projects and traveling activities (including Mission trips, student retreats and travel/local events)
    • Actively create and develop new enrichment programs for all youth areas
    • Counsel, mentor and provide guidance and support to the youth within the Church body

    For a complete job description please contact us at  For further information regarding the church we suggest visiting the church’s web page at Resumes may be mailed to: Driftwood Christian Church ATTN: Youth Minister Search Team 32516 State Highway 8, Cherokee, OK 73728. Or emailed to:

  • Fork Christian Church Kingsville, Maryland


    6807 Sunshine Avenue
    Kingsville, Maryland 21087
    Weekly Attendance: 650

    Contact Information

    Brian Atha Phone: (410) 733-3869 Email:

    Position Description

    Fork Christian Church (FCC) is seeking a full-time children’s minister to join our staff FCC is a well-established and growing restoration movement church located in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, with plans to revitalize and build out up to 17,000 square feet of dedicated children’s ministry space within the next 24 months!  The individual we are seeking would be responsible for leading our pre-school and elementary age children’s ministry team, while collaborating with our ministry staff to meet and reach the needs of our community.  Primary duties would include: oversight of all programming and ministry for children from birth through 5th grade, leading a well-balanced team of volunteers to accomplish this ministry, providing care for children and their families by providing resources and teaching to enhance their spiritual growth, and coordinating a strategy to both reach and connect new children and their families into the life of the church.  More details about FCC and its ministries can be found here:  For a full job description or to submit your resume, please email: employment@forkchristian.orgWe’re looking forward to hearing from you! 





  • Utica Church of Christ Utica, Ohio


    115 N. Central Ave.
    Utica, Ohio 43080
    Weekly Attendance: 114

    Contact Information

    Darrell Bebout Phone: (740) 892-2702 Email:

    Position Description

    The primary role of the Utica Church of Christ Lead Minister is to shepherd the church through biblical visionary leadership, creative biblical teaching and strategic planning to develop passionate followers of Jesus Christ.


    Please visit our website for a complete job description and to fill out the “Statement of Interest Form”.

  • New Horizon Christian Church Heyworth, Illinois


    14038 E. 350 North Road
    Heyworth, Illinois 61745
    Weekly Attendance: 150

    Contact Information

    Ernie Stone Phone: (309) 473-2716 Email:

    Position Description

    The Youth & Children’s Pastor of New Horizon Christian Church will focus on the spiritual growth and development of children, birth – 18 years of age.  They will lead, teach, and provide vision-casting and oversight for the youth and children’s ministries as well as recruit and train volunteers and provide crisis counseling.  This individual will build and maintain healthy relationships with students and families, organize mission trips and prepare/oversee the youth ministry budget.   They will be responsible for developing disciple-making communities in neighborhoods throughout Heyworth and aligning to the mission, vision, and strategies of NHCC.


    If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, philosophy of ministry, and a picture of yourself to

  • Russell Springs Christian Church Russell Springs, Kentucky


    315 Main Street
    Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
    Weekly Attendance: 100

    Contact Information

    Chris Peters Phone: (270) 866-5591 Email:

    Position Description

    Russell Springs Christian Church, an Independent Christian church in Russell Springs, KY, is currently seeking a full-time youth director/minister (title dependent upon ordination status). This position could also be part-time for a college student. The youth director will oversee our nursery, children’s ministry, and youth programs. Primary teaching responsibility will be with the junior/senior high school youth group. Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (or working towards one), and preference will be given to those with theological education. Experience in youth and children’s ministries in a Christian Church setting is preferred.

    For a full job description, application instructions, and to learn about our church, please visit

  • Fowler Christian Church Fowler, Indiana


    106 N. Madison Avenue
    Fowler, Indiana 47944
    Weekly Attendance: 250-300

    Contact Information

    Kirk Zimmerman Phone: (765) 884-0219 Email:

    Position Description




    Children’s Ministry Pastor – Job Description                       

    Church Size: 250-300                                                           Reports to: Lead Minister and Elders

    Salary: $31,000


    Fowler Christian Church is looking for the right individual to help us move forward in bringing the gospel to our community through family ministry! We are a growing church in a rural community, located about a half hour drive north of West Lafayette and Purdue University. Our style in worship is contemporary, we love small groups, and we have been committed to serving our community over the last ten years through various outreach-focused ministries. This has led us to grow from a church of approximately 80 attenders to a church with attendance over 300 on a weekly basis. We regularly ask the question: “If FCC was no longer here, would anyone miss us?” If you are interested in joining a church in a rural area, but with a big God to serve, we’d love to have your resume! There are a lot of new families with kids at FCC, and we are looking to move these families into ministry with the right person to lead us in our children’s area.


    Fowler Christian Church has identified children, youth and family ministry as being critical to its overall ministry. This new position will be responsible for building a sustainable and flourishing culture that will embrace families with children from birth to 12th grade.


    • Must possess a personal belief in Jesus Christ as your Savior.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college in Christian Education or other Christian faith-based related field. Children’s training is preferred. Will consider a combination of applicable education and relevant work experience.
    • A passion to create an environment for spiritual growth in children and students.
    • Prefer minimum of 2-3 years of experience developing Christian-based programs in a church or similar environment; however, will consider recent graduates.
    • Experience selecting age-appropriate program material such as books, videos and music.
    • Experience coordinating/organizing day outreach events.
    • Must be able to clearly communicate and connect relationally with church staff, parents, children and youth.
    • Possess the ability to build strong relationships with others, including the ability to recruit and develop a team of volunteer leaders.
    • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule. Sunday is considered a work day.
    • Possess demonstrated organizational skills and work in a team environment.

    Spheres of Influence:

     Ministry of children on Sunday.

    The Pastor will manage all aspects of the children’s ministry from birth through 6th grade. He/she will provide leadership, vision, direction, and a safe environment for this ministry. The job functions include: Overseeing volunteers, developing a new Sunday morning celebration environment and small group activities, budgeting and planning.

    Oversight of Jr. and Sr. High Youth.

    The Pastor will oversee and work with existing leaders of the junior and senior high youth groups in order to maintain and grow the youth ministry program.

    Outreach events for children to invite community friends.

    The Pastor should have a heart for outreach. Children love to invite their friends to great events. This job will require the ability to organize age-specific special events outside of Sunday that children will want to invite their friends to and be a part of themselves.

    Coordination of family discipleship events.

    The Pastor will develop opportunities to minister to the families of the church through multiple, programmatic touch points. The goal would be to help parents feel equipped in the spiritual formation of their children. Examples might include: Take home papers for family discussion on Sunday, occasional parenting seminars, small groups for parents with similar parenting challenges, etc.

    Application Process: Submit a resume and cover letter detailing previous ministry experience and how it has prepared you for this position to




  • First Christian Church of West Frankfort, IL West Frankfort, Illinois


    1001 S. Cherry St.
    West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
    Weekly Attendance: 300

    Contact Information

    Matt Porritt Phone: (618) 932-6360 Email:

    Position Description

    Position: Lead Minister

    Education Requirements: College graduate or Seminary graduate

    Send resume to:

    Roles and responsibilities: Preach for both services, Lead Bible studies, Home and hospital visitation, Cast vision & lead directionally, Keep regular office hours

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