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
  • Center Christian Church Columbus, Kansas


    3150 SW Center Rd
    Columbus, Kansas 66725
    Weekly Attendance: 160

    Contact Information

    Wayne Thomas Phone: (620) 674-3429 Email:

    Position Description

    Center Christina Church is looking for a person with a strong desire to serve the Lord through worship.  Basic list of responsibilities include – lead and direct worship ministry, a willingness to preach on occasion, work along side pastor in the areas of service, planning, vision casting, visitations and calling, and coordinate church calendar.


  • Westwood Christian Church Ashland, Kentucky


    424 Wheatley Road
    Ashland, Kentucky 41101
    Weekly Attendance: 70-80

    Contact Information

    Ken Downs Phone: (606) 324-3236 Email:

    Position Description

    Westwood Christian Church is seeking a full-time Senior Minister with a college or seminary degree from a Restoration Movement-based Bible College/University. The congregation is seeking a man who: relates well to people of all ages, will be able to work together with the current elders and Associate/Youth Minister, is gifted at preaching and teaching, and is committed to growing in his personal walk with Christ. He will be expected to build relationships within the community, as well as offering leadership to the members of the congregation.

    The salary package is $46,300.00 which includes a 3 bedroom, 2 bath parsonage as part of the ministers compensation.

  • First Church of Christ (Cadiz) Cadiz, Ohio


    139 North Main St.
    Cadiz, Ohio 43907
    Weekly Attendance: 115

    Contact Information

    Paul Giffin Phone: (740) 942-2235 Email:

    Position Description

    We are looking for a flexible ministry candidate to work with youth and family for a growing church.  Our church runs a successful AWANA program during the school year and is looking for someone to help continue teaching and activity opportunities throughout the summer.  We have a good core of adults that could assist the intern in their endeavor.

    This position is part-time, approximately 20-25 hours per week.  Please email a resume and references to the provide email with “ministry position” in the subject line or send one to the church address.  We would be happy to answer any questions through email or by phone.

  • First Christian Church Kenosha, Wisconsin


    13022 Wilmot Rd
    Kenosha, Wisconsin 53142
    Weekly Attendance: 525

    Contact Information

    Jami Church English Phone: (262) 857-4743 Email:

    Position Description

    First Christian Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin has a great position for Worship-talented candidates with a church that “Meets People Where They Are and Moves Them Closer to Jesus.” Alongside many deeply-committed young families —with the average age being 33—who are sold out to taking the worship experience to the next level of authenticity. This Independent Christian Church places a strong emphasis on baptism as part of the process of coming to faith in Jesus. Authentic worship, faithful study and compassionate service are their values that will under-gird and grow this ministry, together with the support of the church family.

    Please contact us for a full job description.

  • Jefferson Street Christian Church Lincoln, Illinois


    1700 North Jefferson Street, Lincoln, IL, United States
    Lincoln, Illinois 62656
    Weekly Attendance: 450

    Contact Information

    Michael Mallick Phone: (217) 732-9294 Fax: (217) 732-7272 Email:

    Position Description

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Worship and Arts Minister is to glorify God by leading the congregation primarily in the area of public worship, the arts and technology for Jefferson Street Christian Church.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY:  To provide oversight and direction for all areas related to Sunday morning worship as well as other special worship services (i.e. Easter, Christmas, etc.)  The Worship and Arts Minister will also recruit, develop and pastor volunteers in the Worship and Arts Ministry.


    Education:  This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music/worship.  Will consider a qualified candidate without a degree, but with the appropriate life and professional experience.  Ordination is desired.

    Skills & Abilities:  Demonstrated musical and technical competency.  Must have organizational and team building skills and demonstrated ability in the area of pastoral care.  This person will be an immersed believer in Jesus Christ and be a member in good standing with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ non-denominational.  This person will be expected to become a member of Jefferson Street Christian Church.

  • Brownstown Brownstown, Indiana


    703 W Spring St.
    Brownstown, Indiana 47220
    Weekly Attendance: 280

    Contact Information

    Mitchell McIntyre Phone: (812) 358-4172 Email:

    Position Description

    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Disciple
      1. Disciple middle school, high school, and college-age individuals, along with their parents.
      2. Invest in the lives of students, building relationships with them throughout the week in the most effective way possible.
      3. Creatively partner with parents to disciple their students.
      4. Prepare and deliver chapel lesson for the Early Learning Ministry’s weekly preschool chapel, on a rotation with other staff members.
      5. Be responsible for students during emergency situations. This includes administering first aid, taking students to the hospital, coordinating with parents and hospital personnel, removing students from dangerous situations, and generally ensuring the safety of the students.
    2. Equip
      1. Identify, invite, train, and empower student and adult leaders to be a part of the Student Ministry.
      2. Lead the youth group program, including sound, lights and video through volunteers in such a way it could run in your absence.
      3. Meet with key volunteers on a regular basis to evaluate the student ministry.
      4. Address discipline issues following a Christ-like model to ensure the safety and well-being of students and individuals in the youth program. Partner with parents, following a Christ-like model, to address discipline issues with their children.
    3. Lead
      1. Communicate effectively about the student ministry to parents, students, and church.
      2. Organize and lead conferences and retreats.
      3. Administer an annual online review for parents and students.
      4. Participate in staff meetings
      5. Plan and lead family Sunday with help of Children’s Ministry Director. This includes writing sermons, implementing media, planning and leading worship, coordinating servers and speakers, and planning. This Includes a graduation ceremony each year.
      6. Be prepared and willing to preach in BCC main & special worship services, as requested by the lead minister.
    4. Community Involvement & Outreach
      1. Pursue and maintain a relationship with local schools, seeking opportunities to be a consistent presence for students and faculty.
      2. Communicate with students regarding mission trip opportunities, and support the missions ministry at BCC through student involvement.
      3. Plan and host local outreach events for youth and their families.



    The Student Minister will be ultimately accountable to the Board of Elders. They will proceed under the direction and supervision of the Lead Minister.

  • Church of Christ at Manor Woods Rockville, Maryland


    5300 Norbeck Road
    Rockville, Maryland 20853
    Weekly Attendance: 280

    Contact Information

    David Chia Phone: (240) 848-4900 Email:

    Position Description

    Church of Christ at Manor Woods

    Director of Children’s Ministry

    Job Description


    Position Summary

    The Director of Children’s Ministry provides leadership and management for the Children’s Ministry at the Church of Christ at Manor Woods (infants through 5th grade) and develops programs to enhance family participation with their children. Manor Woods offers full programming on Sundays (averaging 40 children/week), and other special events.  The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for oversight and coordination of all areas of children’s ministry and helping to develop more family worship and events. The key responsibilities for this position are training church members to minister to children, coordinating volunteers, providing biblically sound teaching, and equipping parents to guide the spiritual development of their children. The vision is to lead all children to know Jesus Christ through Bible study and development of prayer in their life. The position would also involve enhancing family devotions, worship and developing good family spiritual dynamics. The Director would partner with parents in teaching children and families what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus. Manor Woods is a multi-cultural and diverse congregation which requires attention to creative ways to engage all of our children and families.



    The Director of Children’s Ministry reports directly to the Senior Minister and is overseen by, and responsible to, the elders of the congregation.



    Children’s Ministry

    • Recruit and supervise volunteer personnel for the children in Sunday School, Children’s Worship and Evening Activities (infants through 5th grade), and any related Christian Education areas as necessary:
      • Help determine and implement curriculum;
      • Develop and train volunteers and workers;
      • Be a visible presence and point of contact for families;
      • Assist in setting calendar of events and scheduling of volunteers;
      • Promote key events through special mailings, social media, and church bulletin;
      • Assist with some opening, greeting, and set-up of ministries;
      • Lead training meetings each year with this team for prayer, encouragement, and planning;
      • Maintain database with children’s information;
      • Develop and maintain a “Teacher Approval List.”
    • Coordinate Sunday School classes for children.
    • Plan special outreach events at key times such as Christmas and/or Easter.
    • Lead summer outreach ministry for children.
    • Work to build morale and skillset among the volunteer teachers: listening, being available to talk when needed.
    • Ensure each volunteer has a copy of and understands the Children’s Guidelines. Also ensures all of children’s ministries operate according to approved policies and procedures.
    • Help children be enthusiastic and engaged at church: attractive classrooms, being available to welcome children on Sunday mornings, special events, etc.
    • Actively work with other staff for periodic family worship opportunities for all ages that incorporate the entire congregation.
    • Develop an atmosphere where the entire congregation has an opportunity to be involved with the children’s programs.
    • Focused transition of 5th graders into the youth programming and not just a handoff, in coordination with the Youth Minister. This requires collaborative interaction between both Ministry areas to accomplish the desired outcomes.



    • Care for families of the church.
    • Attend the weekly staff meeting and provide regular updates to elders/leadership.
    • Be available for meetings with church families as necessary.
    • Prepare budget and review continually for adherence to expenditures being within the budget.
    • Demonstrate a team attitude as interaction with other Ministry areas is crucial for a cohesive and aligned staff.



    • A love of children with a passion for them to learn about, love, and accept Jesus as their personal Savior.
    • A clear Christian testimony, along with a desire to grow in grace.
    • Alignment with the church’s vision, mission, and core values.
    • Willingness to lead others under the leadership of the Senior
    • Strong communication and coordination skills.
    • Energetic and engaging personality that is infectious for volunteers, parents and children to desire to participate fully in the program.
    • Experience or ability to recruit volunteers to teach and lead many aspects of the Children’s Ministry area.
    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree (preferably in Children’s Ministry, Bible, Education, or other areas of similar focus).



    • The Director of Children’s Ministry is a full-time position, with allowance for telework approval from the Senior Minister.
    • For an appropriately qualified candidate, consideration could be given to a part time position with some duties being given to others, at the discretion of the Elders.



    Position Specifics

    • An onboarding group will assist in the transition of the new hire into the position.
    • Understand that this position description is not static, and responsibilities can change as congregational needs change.
    • Starting salary range is $50,000 to $60,000 dependent on education and experience for a full-time position.
  • Springfield Christian Church Springfield, Kentucky


    201 E. Main St
    Springfield, Kentucky 40069
    Weekly Attendance: 60-65
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Springfield Christian Church - Bill Devine Phone: (859) 336-7457 Email:

    Position Description

    Springfield Christian Church is located in central Kentucky. Springfield has a population of approx. 3,500 people. Springfield is located in Washington County; the county has a population of approx. 10,000 people.

    We are currently looking for an associate youth minister to head up and grow our youth in the church. We are looking for someone to become very active in the community in an effort to interest the youth of the community to get involved in church activities.
    Experience would be a plus, however, we currently have a senior minister willing to mentor someone with little or no experience. Our long-term goal (1 to 2 years) would be for the associate youth minister to become the senior minister.

    We are a congregation of 60-65 people attending on Sunday Mornings service.
    The Associate’s Youth Minister’s main responsibility would be to focus on the growth of our youth in the church. He would also assist the senior minister as needed in other activities within the church.

    We offer a competitive salary along with a 3-bedroom parsonage.
    Please send your resume to:
    Springfield Christian Church
    201 E Main St
    Springfield, KY 40069
    or email to

  • Poplar Ridge Christian Church Piney Flats, Tennessee


    206 Poplar Ridge Church Road
    Piney Flats, Tennessee 37686
    Weekly Attendance: 350
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Mark Hodges Phone: (423) 767-9539 Email:

    Position Description

    Poplar Ridge Christian Church is seeking a full time Children’s Minister.  This person will serve the congregation at PRCC by ensuring we accomplish our vision and mission with children (birth-5th grade) and their families. PRCC is a multigenerational church that seeks to honor God above all things. We are passionate about mobilizing others to discover and grow in their gifts and relationship to God. The Children’s Minister will help PRCC maintain a ministry presence in our local schools, work as a team member, and proactively engage with families. The Children’s Minister will also help recruit, train, and lead volunteer teams. A ministry degree from a christian university or college or degrees in the field of children’s education and development are preferred. If you would like to submit a resume or if you have questions, please contact Mark Hodges:  Phone: (423)767-9539 Email:


  • New Life Church of Christ Bellville, Ohio


    195 W Durbin Ave
    Bellville, Ohio 44813
    Weekly Attendance: 210

    Contact Information

    Eric Ellis Phone: (419) 610-1009 Email:

    Position Description

    General Description

    • This position is full-time.
    • The person in this position is accountable to the Lord, the elders, and to the Senior Minister.
    • The Worship Minister must be able to:
      • lead music worship during Sunday morning services.
      • meet weekly with the Senior Minister to coordinate the music selection to support upcoming message topics.
      • meet one night a week with the worship team for rehearsal ahead of Sunday services.
    • Additional areas of responsibility to be agreed upon between the candidate, the Senior Minister, and the elders.

    Interpersonal Traits

    • The ideal candidate will be a Christ-centered individual who will lead us in worship with songs of praise and hymns, all for the glory of the Lord.
    • Allows the Holy Spirit to lead in true worship.
    • Serves the Lord with humility.
    • Conducts him or herself as a joyful servant leader.
    • Sees how what he or she is doing affects others.
    • Supports unity by seeking agreement.
    • Loves people and encourages them in their ability to lead worship.
    • Possesses effective leadership and organizational skills.
    • Is an effective communicator.

    Technical Skills

    • The ideal candidate will have technical skills in:
    • lighting and sound systems, including microphones, instruments, and monitors
    • computer programs used for visuals and for the worship team
    • incorporating hymns and praise songs each Sunday, including occasional new songs, and
    • playing a lead instrument (preferred, but not an absolute necessity).

    Interested candidates please send resumés to Eric Ellis by e-mail or mail to Eric Ellis 80 Lynn Dr, Ontario, OH, 44906

  • Athens Christian Church ATHENS, Illinois


    1411 E. Route 29
    ATHENS, Illinois 62613
    Weekly Attendance: 450

    Contact Information

    Shane Baker Phone: (217) 636-8463 Email:

    Position Description

    Please submit a resume, a short video about yourself, and indicate if you are interested in full or part-time position to

    If you would like to request a full list of ministry expectations please request from

    Worship Minister
    Accountable to Senior/Associate Minister and Elders

    Purpose: To serve the church by assisting the Senior Pastor in providing spiritual leadership, pastoral care and organizational direction through a broad program of worship and music to the congregation.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    Support the Senior Pastor in the overall vision casting and leadership of the church’s worship and weekend service planning, design and execution.
    Provide supervision and direction to worship leaders, volunteers and special music. Provide training and oversight to the sound booth.
    Upkeep & maintenance of church owned equipment for worship ministries – instruments, computers, microphones, cabling and in-ear monitors.
    Develop an annual budget for responsible areas and operate within the constraints of that budget.
    Weekly maintenance of presentation software playlists for all worship experiences. Includes oversight of sermon, announcement and lyrics slides. (Experience or willingness to learn Pro-Presenter)
    Weekly maintenance of foyer screens.
    Provide Order of Service to office staff by deadline.
    Oversee volunteer recruitment of members to enhance worship experience (Greeters, Communion Meditation Leaders, Servers, Communion Prep).
    Create and use appropriate media in worship.
    Report monthly to the church’s leadership about what is going on within the ministry.
    Cooperate with the Senior Pastor and Elders by performing any other duties when asked to do so.

    Personal Responsibilities:
    Maintain God ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first, your spouse second, your children third and the ministry fourth.
    Be loyal to the vision and staff and always protect the unity of the church.
    Invest and invite the lost to know Jesus.
    Respect the roles and positions of those on staff and portray a positive unity.
    Keep confidential matters confidential.

  • Deep River Church of Christ High Point, North Carolina


    2067 Deep River Road
    High Point, North Carolina 27265
    Weekly Attendance: 250

    Contact Information


    Position Description

    Deep River Church of Christ is seeking a full-time evangelist, due to the recent retirement of one of our evangelists.  The ideal candidate will be outreach-focused, with a desire to win souls; and has the keen ability to appeal well to a cross-cultural audience.

    We have a multi-cultural membership with a broad range of ages and socio-economic statuses and an average attendance of 250. Our church leadership structure consists of a stable eldership, with deacons and two (2) full time evangelists.

    For a copy of the full job description, visit the home page of our website at

    To apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to

  • Camp Christian Mill Run, Pennsylvania


    PO Box 230
    Mill Run, Pennsylvania 15464


    Contact Information

    Joel White Phone: (724) 455-2700 Email:

    Position Description

    Camp Christian, Inc. is a camp and retreat center operated by the independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (Restoration Movement) of western Pennsylvania. Since 1941, we have been known as ‘A Place Set Apart,’ offering excellent programs for campers of all ages. We are currently seeking a new team member to join our efforts in fulfilling our mission of exalting Christ through Christian camping.

    The ideal team member is a mature, servant-leader, living a life of submission to Jesus Christ, display humility and has a heart for Christian camping. They hold doctrinal beliefs consistent with Scripture, as understood by Restoration Movement churches.

    Additionally, potential team member must be a person of integrity, good reputation, self-motivated, organized, have a good driving record, able to obtain a PA driver’s license, have basic computer skills, lift 50 pounds and able to work in various conditions. Applicant must also be able to earn any certifications necessary to perform their duties.

    Candidates must affirm Camp Christian’s Statement of Faith and submit himself/herself to the camp’s Code of Conduct.

    Primary duties to include: Working in conjunction with the Camp Manager on establishing Mill Run Adventures, a combination of programs highlighting the region’s numerous outdoor activities, such as rafting and skiing. Oversee the outdoor education program. Develop and promote camp’s current programs. Host weekday rental groups. Lead group initiatives. Assist in all areas of camp operations. Giftedness in maintenance and construction is a plus.

    Final job description to include these duties, but will be constructed to the individual.

    This is a full-time, year round position. Extended summer hours are required; however, the retreat season does allow for a better balance of ministry and personal time. Camp leadership is mindful of the pressures of ministry and allows team members various opportunities to refresh their soul throughout the year.

    The Program Manager reports directly to the Camp Manager.

    Compensation to include salary, on-site housing & utilities, insurance stipend, retirement and paid time off.

    Submit cover letter and resume to Joel White:


  • First Church of Christ, Bluffton Bluffton, Indiana


    909 West Spring Street
    Bluffton, Indiana 46714
    Weekly Attendance: 250
    Website: http://fccfamilycom

    Contact Information

    Brandon Kelley Phone: (260) 824-0332 Email:

    Position Description

    The Connections and Worship Pastor at First Church of Christ, Bluffton is a unique role and calling.
    Combining a a passion for seeing people take their next steps with God with a heart for leading our congregation to worship our King both as a gathered people and as individuals with, this role is one of immense importance.
    They must be a self-starter and exhibit a high degree of organization as their plate will be full.
    The Connections and Worship Pastor will be the ultimate pursuer of people as their role will require a lot of face time and phone calls with leaders and members.
    Reports to Senior Pastor

    Connections Responsibilities

    To put a fancier word to this, we are talking about assimilation—the process of helping every person take their next step with God. From first-time guest to ministry leader and everyone in between. For specifics, these responsibilities include:
    1. Oversee, develop, and maintain a healthy, growing discipleship process.
    2. Employ a process of clear and effective assimilation, driving people to involvement in service, groups, and giving.
    3. Build teams of leaders in the areas of first impressions and small groups.
    4. Increase the percentage of church members actively participating in community groups.
    5. Increase the percentage of church members actively serving on a ministry team.
    6. Work with pastoral staff and leaders to implement a comprehensive plan and process that will foster spiritual and numerical growth in the church.
    7. Develop and maintain a yearly budget.
    8. Develop and execute an intentional community service and evangelism initiative.
    9. Work with Senior Pastor to implement a leadership development process.
    10. Create, empower, equip, and lead the teams needed to see people move through the discipleship process at FCC.
    11. Involved in general pastoral responsibilities such as public prayer, communion, baptisms, visitation, pastoral counseling, weddings, and funerals.

    Connections Key Indicators

    1. Build and implement clear first impressions strategy from Sunday to follow-up.
    2. Launch 5 new small groups and train extra leaders for future group growth.
    3. Mobilize our congregation to have over 50% of people serving in ministry teams.

    Worship Responsibilities

    1. Serve as the primary worship leader for FCC.
    2. Implement a strategy to build into our congregation a deeper, more rich posture of worship in life and as a gathered people.
    3. Build, direct, coordinate, disciple, and develop the worship team.
    4. Pastor, coach, and care for all worship team members, taking key leaders to other services, conferences, and meetings that will help equip them for the work of the ministry.
    5. Lead weekly rehearsals for the worship team and schedule team members.
    6. Post chord charts, MP3s and other necessary elements for the worship team each week.
    7. Participate in all production and creative meetings. This includes assisting in the overall programming and execution of creative elements in the worship experience (i.e., props, songs, video elements, etc).
    8. Assist with providing music and tech support at occasional services such as weddings, funerals, etc, or arrange for others to do so.
    9. Train or facilitate training for worship team.
    10. Manage and maintain the musical instruments and worship technology equipment, keeping up to date with developments.
    11. Develop and maintain a yearly budget.
    12. Integrate a worship style that is relevant to our congregation and our culture.

    Worship Key Indicators

    1. Increase the number of musicians and vocalists to an optimum level to increase engagement and limit burn out.
    2. Raise up one to two worship team members to be worship leaders who are capable of leading our congregation in worship.
    3. Develop and implement a worship covenant for the worship team.

    Characteristics, Strengths, and Skillset

    1. Mature believer in Jesus Christ, who is a growing disciple and is currently doing the ministry of making disciples who make disciples.
    2. Passionate about bringing God’s people close to His heart in worship.
    3. Proficiency with at least one instrument and basic knowledge of other instruments common to the worship arts.
    4. An identifiable calling to vocational ministry.
    5. Be in doctrinal alignment with Bluffton First Church of Christ.
    6. A good team player and team builder with experience in supervising, motivating and encouraging others.
    7. Must have the ability to motivate, train, encourage, and challenge ministry team leaders.
    8. Able to keep calm under pressure and respond in a measured way in stressful situations.
    9. Conducts life with the utmost integrity in all situations.
    10. Able to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
    11. Proven organizational and administrative skills.
    12. Able to set realistic goals and targets and be able to set a pace of work that is sustainable in the long-term.
    13. Self-starter and trustworthy with a commitment to personal spiritual growth in the knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    14. High degree of relational wisdom.
    15. Must lead with the whole church in mind.


    1. Bible college or seminary education preferred

    To Be Considered

    Please send the following to brandon[at]

    1. Cover letter and resume
    2. Media package (video of you leading worship, preaching, etc.)
    3. Links to all active social media accounts
  • First Church of Christ, Bluffton Bluffton, Indiana


    909 West Spring Street
    Bluffton, Indiana 46714
    Weekly Attendance: 250

    Contact Information

    Brandon Kelley Phone: (260) 824-0332 Email:

    Position Description

    The Children’s Pastor at First Church of Christ, Bluffton is a calling of utmost importance.

    This role requires someone who will be a mobilizer and equipper of people first. In other words, the more people working in and owning the Children’s Ministry, the more effective this role will be in fulfilling its purpose.

    Come join the FCC Family during an exciting time of newness and advancement in living out the mission God has called us to.

    For the full description of this opportunity, please visit:

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