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
  • Redemption Christian Church Jasper, Indiana


    1450 Energy Dr.
    Jasper, Indiana 47546
    Weekly Attendance: 2,000

    Contact Information

    Daniel Ross Phone: (812) 481-2410 Email:

    Position Description

    Visuals Director

    Redemption Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational Christian Church (part of the Restoration Movement of churches) dedicated to loving God, loving people, and changing the world. Redemption — now at approximately 2,000-plus people attending worship services each week at campuses in Jasper, Loogootee, and (coming soon) Tell City, Indiana — is committed to making and growing disciples of Jesus Christ through our core values of worship, discipleship, and outreach. Redemption continues to “do church” in a way that will effectively reach the unchurched of the southern Indiana region. The Visuals Director position is responsible for overseeing and executing visual communications for Redemption, church-wide.  

    Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: 

    • Oversee and/or execute all visual media produced by Redemption (video, graphics, images, etc.). Ensure quality-control and exercise oversight on any and all projects/tasks assigned to others.
    • Oversee all visual elements of services at Redemption, ensuring all graphics, video, lighting, and other visual elements are in sync with Redemption’s DNA and promote Redemption’s core values of worship, discipleship, and outreach.
    • Recruit, equip, and train volunteers for the works of service to serve the church.


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • BS/BA or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.  
    • One-plus years of directly-related experience preferred.
    • A professional portfolio of relevant work samples.
    • Proficient in (and/or ability to quickly learn) Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software, lighting, podcasting, Mac OS, social media platforms, ProPresenter, video and photo production and editing.


    Please email resume, portfolio link(s), and salary requirements to

  • Salem Church of Christ Salem, Virginia


    401 West Main St.
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Weekly Attendance: 120

    Contact Information

    Taylor Plott Phone: (540) 389-2400 Email:

    Position Description


    1. Weekly youth classes will be taught. This includes Sundays and Wednesdays.

      1. All teaching is expected to be relatable to the audience, challenging, and theologically sound.

      2. Teaching may be in the form of Bible Classes, Life Groups, or other settings.

    2. Occasional preaching will be expected from this position. Approximately 4-5 times per calendar year.


    Relationship Building

    1. Must be willing and able to build strong rapport with a diversity of students and adult personalities at the church.

    2. Must be willing to attend student activities: Sports, Choir shows, Theater, etc.

    3. Must be willing to visit with students and parents outside of church for counseling, and to demonstrate genuine interest in them.

    4. Must be a team player. Flexibility is key.



    1. Must be willing to organize, communicate and lead multiple youth events throughout the calendar year.

      1. Some events will be day events, some will be overnight events.

    2. This position requires involvement in leading a week of camp at Blue Ridge Christian Camp each Summer.

    3. As new church events are discussed and presented, the right candidate would be willing to assist as needed.



    1. The right applicant will have a willingness to develop support from members of the church to assist the Youth Ministry.

    2. The applicant must be willing to embrace a discipleship mindset in leadership. They should always be working to develop students into leaders and incorporate them into leadership positions as often as possible.

    3. Must be willing to embrace and support the Vision and Mission of the Salem Church of Christ.



    1. The ideal applicant will have a musical background and the ability to help organize and support our existing Worship Team.

      1. Selecting and providing music to the team each week that will fit our church and it’s direction.

      2. Helping to lead the Thursday evening practices each week.

      3. Singing/Playing with our Worship team most Sundays.



    1. As a part of the church staff, the FLM will be expected to attend short, weekly Monday meetings with the other staff members.

    2. The FLM will also be expected to attend monthly leadership meetings along with the church Elders and Deacons.

  • Bellevue Christian Church Bellevue, Pennsylvania


    680 Lincoln Ave
    Bellevue, Pennsylvania 15202
    Weekly Attendance: 250

    Contact Information

    Jim Haller Email:

    Position Description

    20 -25 hours per week.  Ministry to 7th -12th grade.  Position could lead to full time.  $20k/year

  • Christian Church of Manteno Manteno, Illinois


    401 E 3rd Street
    Manteno, Illinois 60950
    Weekly Attendance: 100

    Contact Information

    Creighton Beaty Phone: (815) 468-6468 Email:

    Position Description

    The Christian Church of Manteno   

    401 E.Third Street, Manteno Illinois 60950 


    Email:  Please send Resume with references. 


    Youth Minister Position JOB DESCRIPTION 


    A brother who adheres to the Bible as understood in the Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ (Also Associated with the Restoration Movement). Requires a degree from a “Restoration Movement” Christian University. 



    The youth minister is responsible for the development and management of a youth group.   

    Encouraging others to serve as youth coaches, leaders, sponsors and teachers to assist you in your work. 

    Promoting Christian character; Christ-like role model for those that serve with you. 



    • Teaching our youth in Kingdom Kids (youth worship grades 1-4)




    • Teaching our Focus Sunday night class (Middle & High School youth). Involved with service projects and sponsors of this group. 




    • Teaching a Sunday School Class for Young Adults.




    • Preaching in minister’s absence. 




    • Working in local Church Camp, Vacation Bible School, Funerals, Easter events, church work days, Christmas Eve Service, visitation (visitors, youth, membership), and assist with special events.  




    Someone with a “spirit of participation” assisting the men of the church when problems arise. 


    Understands the concept of a 40 hour work week, or more if a special need requires it. Someone who works with a sense of urgency and demonstrates a work ethic and attitude that helps promote a healthy culture and environment within the congregation and community. 


    A brother who is a self-starter and functions well in a team environment.  One who listens to and accepts challenges from Sr. Minister and Elders.


    We believe having a passion for ministry, a heart of a servant and a growing faith is a must in our daily walk with Christ.  


     He must display a love for the brethren and visitors by engaging them with passion and love. 


    • He must pass background check and drug test. 
    • Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
  • First Christian Church Somerset, Pennsylvania


    139 E. Main St.
    Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501
    Weekly Attendance: 225

    Contact Information

    Chase Hill Phone: (814) 445-8112 Email:

    Position Description

    Position Description: Lead Pastor

    The role of Lead Pastor at First Christian Church is to create a Gospel centered

    environment and foster a desire for deeper relationships with Jesus Christ.

    1. This person must be a highly relational, energetic, dynamic communicator.

    2. He must be passionate about seeing lives transformed by a solid foundation in


    3. Needs to demonstrate the ability to create, plan, execute and evaluate successful

    Sunday morning services.


    Personal Responsibilities:

    This individual must demonstrate a shepherd’s heart for people and model biblical

    priorities by being committed to:

    a. Spending daily time in God’s Word.

    b. Leading/being a part of a Life Group.

    c. Developing personal evangelism and service opportunities within and outside the

    church ensuring our church is effectively engaging our community as part of a

    larger strategy.

    d. Faithfully supporting the ministry of FCC by committing to give at least a 10%


    e. Must adhere to and encompass the qualities and characteristics required of FCC

    employees as defined by the Elders.



    1. Oversee all church staff and services.

    2. Be the primary Sunday morning teacher.

    3. Communicates vision for ministry with passion, conviction, and clarity

    4. Recruit, train and provide leadership to volunteer teams

    5. Select, prepare and teach core classes on Sunday mornings.

    6. Assume responsibility for quality control of overall environment

    7. Oversee small group ministry and ensure it aligns with other programming and

    overall church vision.

    8. Call on members who are sick or in need of pastoral care.

    9. Pastor and provide resources to individuals in crisis

    10.Communicate, promote and prepare for meetings/events/trips (local and


    11. Plan, budget and monitor spending



    1. Must have a minimum of 10 years ministry experience in a church setting.

    2. Must be an effective communicator.

    3. Must exhibit strong leadership skills.

    4. Must be able to communicate relationally with large and small groups.

    5. Must be a good administrator as this position serves as the person in charge of

    day to day operations.

    6. Must provide relevant, interesting, creative, and appropriate programming skills—

    large groups, small groups.

    7. Must be a team player; able to work well with the people within this ministry, as

    well as the other ministries and staff.

    8. Must possess good technical skills.

    9. Must have a high energy level.

    10.Four-year degree is required—Masters degree is a plus


    Organizational Relationships:

    1. Reports to: Executive Elder Team

    2. Staff reporting to him: Student Pastor, Children’s Ministry Director, Office

    Administrator, and Music Ministry Director.

    To apply email your resume, cover letter, and video link of one of your sermons to

  • Rising Sun Church Of Christ Rising Sun, Indiana


    315 n high street
    Rising Sun, Indiana 47040
    Weekly Attendance: 350

    Contact Information

    Nathan Pelehowski Phone: (812) 438-3805 Email:

    Position Description

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Director of Youth Ministry

    Full-time: Salaried

    HOURS: 40-Plus Hours per week
    Experience: Some desired
    Education: Bachelors in biblical studies, Director of youth ministry. Preaching ministry desired. (Will look at those with some Biblical classes)

    BENEFITS: Business Expense Allowance, housing allowance
    Vision for Position: To and lead develop Students in their faith making life long disciples for Jesus by teaching equipping and leading students in your ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

    Organizational Relationship and Supervision: The Youth Minister reports to the Head Minister and elders for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Head Minister, works and communicate with the Elders. The Youth Minister will be responsible for leading students to spiritual maturity and teach Biblically sound teachings. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Weekly Staff Meetings, Board Meetings, Elder’s Meetings

    The Primary Task:
    To set a vision to of the youth ministry at all levels (6-12th Grade) in all ministry areas of the local church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
    • Meet and Love youth where they are
    • Get Engaged in the life of your students
    • Encourage youth in developing their own relationship with God
    • Give students opportunities to lead
    • Challenge students to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world
    • Mentor and train youth in future leaders

    1. Be an outlet for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.

    2. Be involved in the community in a number or ways ( After prom, going to games, possibly coaching, etc..) Making a effort to spend hours outside of the office at ball games, graduation parties, and other events that may occur. Being present in the community is a must for this position at RSCC.

    3. Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.

    4. Build a support system to Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.

    5. Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.

    6. Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.

    7. Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth and recruit teachers.

    8. Work to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.

    9. Manage youth budget and other expenses

    10. Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.

    11. Participate in the community after Prom.

    12. Be present at both Sunday services, and worship in at least one of them.

    13. Will be called on to preach 3-5 times a year.

    14. Most be willing to work with the team to benefit RSCC.

    15. Understand that their may be things that come up that our not in the description that you may need to help with or lead here at RSCC

    Qualifications and Aptitudes:
    1. Must be called by God.
    2. Must embrace Christian discipline and Christian Church/Church of Christ doctrine and theology.
    3. Must have his/her own personal faith.
    4. Must understand Scripture and be able to apply it to students
    5. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry.
    6. Must be a driven self-starter and hard worker.
    7. Must be willing to work in a team environment.

    If interested in this positions please send your Resume and a short bio of your faith journey to lead Minister Nathan Pelehowski
    Nathan Pelehowski:

  • Plum Creek Christian Church Rushville, Indiana


    4011 E 550 N
    Rushville, Indiana 46173
    Weekly Attendance: 60

    Contact Information

    Josh Miller Phone: (765) 932-5125 Email:

    Position Description


    This position will be referred to as Senior Minister. The Senior Minister will, with the Elders, lead the overall program of the Church.

    The Senior Minister communicates and reports directly to the Elders of the Congregation.



    The Senior Minister will provide primary leadership to the Congregation by promoting Christian growth within the Body and outreach to the community. This leadership will be focused on meeting the goals and objectives of the Congregation as established by the Elders, being especially sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Shepherding the Flock: This is the Senior Minister’s primary responsibility. It assumes that he himself will remain spiritually nourished and that a significant amount of his time will be devoted to prayer, Bible study, and learning opportunities, as well as other activities that will promote his spiritual growth.
      The Senior Minister will feed the flock through preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and counseling.
    2. Evangelism: Evangelism is an important work of the Senior Minister since he serves in the role of evangelist (2 Tim. 4:5)
    3. Administration: Since the Senior Minister is involved in the daily overseeing of matters of the Church, he is responsible for much of the day-to-day administration of the Church (social media, building scheduling, etc.).
    4. Church-At-Large: Since the local body of Christ is part of the Church “universal,” the Senior Minister is encouraged to participate in ministries and programs that recognize the larger Body of Christ (local/regional/global missions, ministerial associations, etc.)
  • First Christian Church West Frankfort, Illinois


    1001 S. Cherry St.
    West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
    Weekly Attendance: 250

    Contact Information

    Brian Harris Phone: (618) 932-6360 Email:

    Position Description

    First Christian Church of West Frankfort, IL is seeking a full-time student minister/worship leader with a college degree from a Restoration movement-based Bible college to work with students from 7th-12th grade, and who is interested in leading worship with both teens and adults. Primary responsibilities would include oversight and execution of a mid-week youth program to lead students to a closer relationship with Christ, and leading the congregation in worship each week.

  • First Christian Church West Frankfort, Illinois


    1001 S. Cherry St.
    West Frankfort, Illinois 62896
    Weekly Attendance: 250

    Contact Information

    Brian Harris Phone: (618) 932-6360 Email:

    Position Description

    First Christian Church of West Frankfort, IL is looking for a lead minister. We are a church of around 250 in size, with 2 services. The lead minister will work with the elders to lead the church in growth and discipleship. He will be expected to preach, manage day to day in the office, and communicate clearly with the elders for partnership in visiting the sick and shut ins. He must have a degree from a restoration movement(RM) associated college and agree to basic theological beliefs of the RM. We are searching for someone who is experienced in preaching and leading, and is pastoral in nature.

  • Oblong Children's Christian Home Oblong, Illinois


    4094 E 1050th Ave
    Oblong, Illinois 62449


    Contact Information

    Amy Kemp Phone: (618) 592-3633 Fax: (618) 592-6061 Email:

    Position Description

    Oblong Children’s Christian Home, Oblong, IL is seeking an Executive Director—Child Care who is a mature, Christian, servant leader with a heart for abused, at-risk, and troubled youth; their families; and those who serve them. Duties include leading a team of 10 houseparents, counselor/caseworker, school and administrator/teacher as well as assisting in the promotion of the Home in churches in Illinois and Indiana.

    The Executive Director—Child Care and the Executive Director—Operations form the leadership team and answer directly to the Board of Directors.  A complete job description is available at

    The Oblong Children’s Christian Home is a ministry of the Christian Church/Churches of Christ.  The Home provides family-style group homes for youth who are between the ages of 5 and 17 at the time of placement.

    God has blessed the ministry with excellent facilities, including four group homes on two campuses, a high school, and an indoor riding arena. In 2017, construction was completed on a new welcome center/office building, providing an excellent working environment.  In addition, the campus includes a relief home and a residence for the Executive Director—Child Care.  In 2019, a satellite campus opened in Fairfield, IL (a location 70 miles from the Oblong site).  Supervision of houseparents in that satellite home and oversight of the ministry programming in that location are also under the direction of the Executive Director—Child Care.  The ministry is debt free.

    A Master’s degree in a social service field (social work, counseling, psychology, or ministry) and three to five years of administrative experience are required depending on the specific academic degree.  Prior experience in a children’s home setting is preferred. The beginning salary range is $36,000 to $41,000.  In addition, the Home contributes 16% of the employee’s salary to a retirement account.  A large four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home, which has been recently remodeled, is provided. Utilities are also included.  Family health insurance is fully funded by the ministry.

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume by email or mail (email preferred) and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of four references to:

    Executive Search

    Oblong Children’s Christian Home

    4094 E. 1050 Ave.

    Oblong, IL 62449

    For additional information, call Amy Kemp at (618) 592-3633.

  • Cherry Avenue Christian Church Charlottesville, Virginia


    1720 Cherry Avenue
    Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
    Weekly Attendance: 175

    Contact Information

    Senior Minister Search Committee Email:

    Position Description

    Cherry Avenue Christian Church, located in historical Charlottesville, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Christian Senior/Lead minister. Candidates should demonstrate energetic leadership abilities, a love for preaching God’s word and leading lost souls to salvation, and a desire to nurture the body of Christ. Church staffing is comprised of a full-time Associate Minister, Youth Minister and Secretary. CACC is an established congregation with room for growth. Charlottesville is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. The church is within walking distance of the University of Virginia with Washington, DC and many of Virginia’s historical sites located within two hours drive.

    The required qualifications for the Senior/Lead Minister include a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry and practical ministry experience with an organized traditional church (Restoration Movement). Preferred qualifications include five years in supported pastoral ministries and three years of experience as a Senior Minister. Must be a people person and have a Christ-like heart for the hurting and lost.

    Submit a resume and include a cover letter, references, a statement of doctrinal belief, personal objectives, and desired salary (parsonage not provided). Salary is negotiable. Sent resume to:

    Senior Minister Search
    1720 Cherry Avenue
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Please email  to send resume and/or ask for a current contact phone number.

  • Beartown Road Alliance Church Painted Post, New York


    no address
    Painted Post, New York 00000

    Website: http://www.beartownroad.orghttp://

    Contact Information

    Meggan Jacobus Phone: (614) 551-3989 Email:

    Position Description

    Beartown Road Alliance Church is a Christian & Missionary Alliance church located in Painted Post, NY just a few minutes from Corning, NY. BRAC is led by Lead Pastor Dave Bretch, who has been the lead pastor at the church for about seven years. The church currently has two services offered at 9:30A, and 11:00A. The two services are identical that offer a modern style of contemporary worship. Attendance currently runs around 600 each Sunday for their main worship services.


    The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Worship Pastor to oversee their worship ministry. The right candidate will have a deep personal life in Christ and the character and capacity that align with the church’s overall mission and vision. Below are the qualifications and responsibilities Froot Group and the church have identified for this role:


    • Direct, oversee and pastor the worship community of Beartown Road Alliance Church on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.
    • Oversee and execute weekly worship services through planning, selecting songs, scheduling team members, conducting mid-week rehearsals and executing the services on Sunday mornings.
    • Meet weekly with Lead Pastor to evaluate and plan Sunday worship services.
    • Oversee AVL including volunteers, equipment, upgrades, etc.
    • Build and develop relationships with current and potential worship team members.
    • Recruit and equip potential worship team members.
    • Lead special worship services throughout the BRAC calendar year.


    • Demonstrable, continued growth in personal relationship with Jesus.
    • Proficiency in Church Ministry Tools, such as: ProPresenter and Planning Center (People, Services, Music Stand, etc.)
    • Audio and Visual knowledge is required.
    • Strong sense of calling to church music ministry and burden for lost souls.
    • Hold beliefs that are consistent with the Christian & Missionary Alliance.
    • At least two years of experience in leading worship teams preferred.
    • Strong vocal ability as a well-rounded musician capable of leading from an instrument, preferably guitar.
    • Skill in recruiting and incorporating others into the worship team.
    • Energetic and capable of engaging people in worship through music, prayer, scripture, and testimony.
    • Excitement to engage in the life of the church.
    • Willingness to carry the responsibilities of up-front leadership.


    For more information, view the full church profile at


    To apply, email your resume to Meggan at

  • White Mills Christian Church White Mills, Kentucky


    231 Cave Rd
    White Mills, Kentucky 42788
    Weekly Attendance: 175

    Contact Information

    Ben Fulcher Phone: (270) 872-9088 Fax: (270) 862-4000 Email:

    Position Description


    • Must be an immersed believer in Christ
    • Strong Christian background and advocate for the Restoration Christian Movement
    • Christian Bible College or Seminary graduate
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Strong leadership qualities, including accepting and delegating authority
    • Good with people of all ages

    General Duties:

    • Develop positive relationships with all church members and families through phone calls, letters/emails, and visits
    • Reach out to and pursue open communication to new attendees/prospects through phone calls, letters/emails, and visits
    • Preach as needed and at least once quarterly
    • Help as needed with leading worship including communion and offering meditations each Sunday
    • Assist with leading while always being present at the Sunday evening and Wednesday evening services
    • Assist and aid our Preacher in anything needed through the week including bulletins, media and song presentations, set up of facilities, hospital calls, funerals, programs, personnel, counseling and teaching
    • Work in harmony with all church personnel and be willing to assist where needed



  • Sherman Church of Christ Dry Ridge, Kentucky


    1055 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd.
    Dry Ridge, Kentucky 41035
    Weekly Attendance: 320

    Contact Information

    Tim Seevers Phone: (859) 428-1661 Email:

    Position Description

    We are searching for a full time youth minister to work with our middle school and high school youth groups.



    Teaching either middle school or high school Sunday School class

    Recruit, train and equip volunteers

    Oversee middle school and high school youth groups

    Plan and facilitate youth activities for middle school and high school students

    Be in charge of youth programming for Wednesday nights

    Any other responsibilities deemed necessary by the Senior Minister or the board of elders



    Graduate of a Restoration Movement Bible College or University

    Ability to teach the Word of God

    Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere

    Previous experience  preferred

    Worship leading experience is a plus, but not required


    If you are interested, please send a resume to

  • Castle Hills Christian Church San Antonio, Texas


    6209 West Ave
    San Antonio, Texas 78213
    Weekly Attendance: 300

    Contact Information

    Ronnie Morgan Phone: (210) 344-7188 Email:

    Position Description

    The Children’s Ministry Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategic and operational elements for all programs, activities and educational aspects related to Children’s Ministry at CHCC for children from birth through completion of fifth grade.

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