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
  • Itawamba Christian Church Fulton, Mississippi


    305 West Wiygul
    Fulton, Mississippi 38843
    Weekly Attendance: 140

    Contact Information

    Jim Wismer Phone: (662) 213-7324 Email:

    Position Description

    Teach high school Sunday School & summer camp: oversee teaching and programs of Jr high work with junior college students

  • Church of Christ at Manor Woods Rockville, Maryland


    5300 Norbeck Road
    Rockville, Maryland 20853
    Weekly Attendance: 280

    Contact Information

    David Chia Phone: (301) 460-3550 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). CCMW offers full programming on Sundays (averaging 40 children/week), Vacation Bible School, and other special events.  The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for oversight and coordination of all areas of children’s ministry. The key skills for this position are training church members to minister to children, coordinating volunteers, biblically sound teaching, and equipping parents to guide the spiritual development  of their children.



    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 (all ages) 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.
    • Work to build morale among the volunteer teachers: listening, being available to talk when needed.
    • Ensure each volunteer has a copy of the Child Care Guidelines and understands them. Also ensures all 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.



    • Care for families of the church.
    • Attend the weekly staff meeting and provide regular updates to elders/leadership.
    • Make himself/herself available for meetings with church families as necessary.



    • 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.
    • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Education or Children’s Ministry).



    • The Director of Children’s Ministry is a full-time position, with allowance for telework approval from the Senior Minister.
  • West Kalamazoo Christian Church Kalamazoo, Michigan


    454 S. Drake Road.
    Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
    Weekly Attendance: 125

    Contact Information

    West Kalamazoo Christian Church Phone: (269) 375-2202 Email:

    Position Description

    West Kalamazoo Christian Church, located in Southwest Michigan, is seeking an ordained minister to help us reach the lost with the Gospel and join our ministry team as our Lead Pastor. “West K” has a staff consisting of a Worship/Youth Director, a Director of Children’s Ministry, and an Office Manager, that oversees a congregation of approximately 125 people. The candidate’s main responsibility will be facilitating outreach and fulfilling teaching duties, but will also be involved in helping promote, coordinate, and participate in shepherding; working with the elders and staff (leadership team) in developing, planning, and programming of the church. Other responsibilities within the position include assisting the Worship Director in coordinating Sunday services, and helping the elders, staff, and ministry leaders by providing resources and training that will equip and enhance their own ministries.


    Salary will be commensurate of experience and background.


    For a complete job description, please send a letter of introduction and resume to:


    West Kalamazoo Christian Church

    Attention:  Search Committee

    454 S. Drake Road

    Kalamazoo, MI  49009


    Or e-mail resume to:

  • Valley View Christian Church Edgewood, New Mexico


    PO Box 1145
    Edgewood, New Mexico 87015
    Weekly Attendance: 680

    Contact Information

    Brandon Shaffer Phone: (505) 281-8373 Email:

    Position Description

    Church Description:

    Valley View Christian Church is a healthy and growing church in Edgewood, NM, which is the hub of a group of semi-rural bedroom communities 20 miles east of Albuquerque called the East Mountains (population: 25,000). Since 2001 the church has grown from averaging 115 to 680 in 3 identical contemporary Worship Gatherings each Sunday.


    A key feature of Edgewood & the East Mountains is a unique diversity. Three counties (Santa Fe, Bernalillo & Torrance) have municipalities that make up the East Mountain community. Each county brings a different demographic. The diversity of the East Mountains is well represented within church. Currently, people from 9 different communities in the area call Valley View home, including Albuquerque. As a result, there is diversity of age, socio-economic level, education and ethnicity (predominantly Caucasian and Hispanic).


    Much of the draw to the church is relevant biblical teaching that transcends beyond Sunday mornings. Valley View also has healthy small group involvement and dynamic youth & children’s ministries. Over the last 15 years the church has developed strong relationships with the area school systems, local governments and business community by serving in various ways in and to the community.


    About the Worship Pastor Role:

    Valley View is seeking a Worship Pastor to lead in a few key areas. First and foremost, the Worship Pastor will pastor and lead worship on Sunday mornings. However, he will also train and equip the church to worship in a way that impacts how people in the church live and worship Monday-Saturdays. The Worship Pastor will oversee & pastor those serving in the worship ministry. In addition, he will oversee the audiovisual components that are critical to the Sunday morning Worship Gatherings.


    Qualities that are desired in the Worship Pastor are:

    • A heart of humility
    • An experienced musician and vocalist who is able to lead contemporary worship
    • An ability to build a team of worshipers who are talented musically and vocally
    •  A strong desire to multiply himself within the ministry and be a team player in partnership with the Valley View staff


    Preferred Experience:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Ministry/Bible and ideally trained in Worship Arts
    • 5 years of experience as a Worship Pastor
    • Experience in a multisite church is a plus
  • Wolverine Christian Service Camp Columbiaville, Michigan


    3930 Flint River Road
    Columbiaville, Michigan 48421
    Weekly Attendance: 300 kids per summer

    Contact Information

    Rex Odglen Phone: (810) 793-6000 Email:

    Position Description

    Wolverine Christian Service Camp

    Camp Director Job Description


    Reporting to Wolverine’s Board of Directors, this position will provide leadership to Wolverine. With Wolverine Christian Service Camp’s (WCSC) Vision, Mission, and Values, the Camp Director will effectively lead and manage the camping operation in a manner consistent with these priorities. The Camp Director will shape, promote and implement growth strategies through visionary, spiritual leadership, and will oversee all aspects of the camp ministry.


    By the authority delegated by the Board of Directors and Executive Committee the Camp Director has full discretionary power to execute and affect the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Board of Directors of WCSC. All authority delegated and accountability relating to staff and operations is considered to be the authority and accountability of the Camp Director.

    Ministry Responsibilities:

    Since Wolverine Christian Service Camp is a Christian ministry whose role is to work with and with-in the local church, and because those who donate to WCSC expect that we operate as a bible based Christian Ministry you must regularly attend a supporting Christian Church.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Planning, Development, and Evaluation of all Camp Programs
    2. Manage Finances
    3. Manage Property, Facilities and Operations
    4. Manage Human Resources
    5. Manage Marketing and Fundraising

    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a desire to grow as a follower, and evidence of a growing relationship with God.
    • Church ministry experience Preferred
    • Christian camping experience
    • Possess a College degree in a related field or equivalent
    • Coachable
    • Decisive leadership skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and management skills
    • Well-developed team builder, problem solver and conflict manager
    • Competent working knowledge of Microsoft office [Word, Excel, Presentation, Outlook]; knowledge and experience with an accounting software package (Quickbooks) would be an asset.
    • Competent working knowledge of Social Media Sites to maintain camp accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat)
    • Demonstration of an innovative & entrepreneurial spirit would be an asset
    • Valid Drivers License
    • 25 years old or older

    Other Duties as Assigned

    The Camp Director may be required to perform other duties as prescribed by the WCSC Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

    Note: The Camp Director’s working week hours will vary based on the time of the year. The Camp Director will often work evenings and weekends to accommodate activities such as seasonal schedules, board meetings and representing the organization at public events.

  • Solsberry Christian Church Solsberry, Indiana


    10825 E. Christian Church Road
    Solsberry, Indiana 47459
    Weekly Attendance: 200

    Contact Information

    Solsberry Christian Church Phone: (812) 825-5222 Email:

    Position Description

    Solsberry Christian Church

    Associate/Youth Minister Job Description

    August 2018



    Job Description/Primary Areas of Responsibilities

    • Leadership – Model and promote Biblical values and principles, in a manner consistent with core principles of Independent Christian/Restoration Movement Churches. Guide ministry leaders and youth and children ministry teams in promoting a ministry based on Biblical principles.  Communicate God’s Word with clarity, compassion, boldness, and passion.  Actively participate in elder and deacon meetings, providing input and counsel in matters relating to youth/children’s ministry and other aspects of the overall ministry efforts of the church.
    • Evangelism – Lead and equip God’s young people in becoming Disciples and Kingdom Workers who are intentional about sharing Christ’s love and His story with people as a habit of life. Actively participate in school functions, direct student outreach on campus (Elem, Middle, High School) in the community, and missionary outreach activities.
    • Worship – Provide vision and direction to the children worship services in coordination with worship director and Sr. Minister. Provide guidance to, and ensure collaboration with, those who lead children’s worship.  Work closely with Senior Minister and Worship Coordinator to create regular involvement of youth and children in Sunday morning worship, and adults in children’s church worship.
    • Ministry/Leadership Development – Encourage and equip those committed to children and youth ministry to become more effective servants and shepherds/mentors for young Christ-followers. Provide oversight of youth and children’s ministry team leaders, including children’s or youth ministry interns and part-time volunteer or paid children’s or youth director.
    • Pastoral Care – Develop an effective member-minister pastoral care ministry team among the youth and their families. Build relationships with youth, children, and parents where they are (sporting events, school/community projects, church events, concerts, conferences etc.)  Be available for pastoral and evangelistic calls in cooperation/coordination with the Senior Minister, elders, and deacons.
    • Administration and Staff Matters –Work closely with, and under the day-to-day supervision of, the senior minister to develop a well-coordinated team approach to youth and children’s ministry within the overall framework of the congregation’s purpose and mission. Effectively organize and provide general direction for the Youth and Children’s ministry leaders, coordinators, and staff (interns, part-time ministry directors, etc.)  Provide guidance in developing policies and procedures with Sr. Minister in relation to youth and children’s ministry.  Coordinate the use of facilities for youth and children’s events, activities and meetings with ministry staff and church office.
    • Personal Life – Commitment to living a balanced life, seeking to live a life consistent with the “above reproach” requirements as set forth in I Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:5-9
  • Church of Christ Palestine, Ohio


    209 Lynn Street, P.O. Box 86
    Palestine, Ohio 45352
    Weekly Attendance: 90

    Contact Information

    Michael Simmons Phone: (937) 548-7915 Email:

    Position Description

    Looking to  create a long-term relationship with a college student looking to gain experience in church ministry. We would like to start part time with the opportunity for full time ministry in the future. We have excellent facilities and a good team to help.

  • Georgetown Church of Christ Georgetown, Ohio


    149 Hamer Road
    Georgetown, Ohio 45121
    Weekly Attendance: 450
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Patrick Klump Phone: (937) 763-8846 Fax: (937) 378-8329 Email:

    Position Description

    Georgetown Church of Christ (GCC) Children’s Director (Part-Time)

    GCC values to join with families to help guide children in connecting with the God and grow to know, love, and live for Jesus Christ. With that in mind, the main focus of the Children’s Director (Birth-6thgrade) will be to equip, empower, and encourage families toward this goal through creative worship and teaching opportunities.

    Qualifications for Children’s Director:

    • A Christian who is committed to following Biblical, Christian principles in their personal life as well as within their ministry.
    • Spiritual maturity with an extensive knowledge of the Bible and a positive work attitude
    • Christian attitude, servant heart, and trustworthy character
    • Strong team spirit, respect, honest communication, and support for the other members of the ministerial staff
    • Proper level of confidentiality in all matters of the church, employees and/or church members.
    • An attitude of professionalism, patience, flexibility, self-motivation, compassion and grace when working with the staff and congregation.
    • A passion for preschool and grade school children to grow in Christ.
    • A desire for learning more about the preschool and grade school culture and engaging with families who are walking in this area of life as a way to serve God and advance his Kingdom
    • Abide by doctrinal tenets of Georgetown Church of Christ (as stated in Bible and GCC’s Constitution)

    Job Expectations/Duties:

    • Responsibility for the oversight and leadership of the Children’s ministries that include but are not limited to: Children’s Church, Special Events, Vacation Bible School.
    • Oversee existing Birth-Grade 6 discipleship/teaching opportunities (Orange Curriculum).
    • Lead in the training, mentoring, encouraging, and supervising of volunteers by consistently praying and communicating with them to insure quality instruction.
    • Guide in choosing curriculum, scheduling volunteers, maintaining orderliness of rooms
    • Prepare, manage, and work within the guidelines of a Children’s ministry budget and create an annual report.
    • Fill absentee volunteer positions (K-6th) through recruitment, background checks, assigning roles, training, creating nametags, etc.
    • Ensure thorough and efficient communication with the congregation/parents regarding updates, special events, and curriculum details, via bulletins/emails/flyers/social media.
    • Create and maintain a file for events with event information, a detailed timeline, so that the event can be easily planned again, changed, or duplicated for the next year.
    • Create and maintain a Children’s Ministries Manual with policies/procedures; update as needed.
    • Communicate the progress, needs, difficulties, and concerns of the Children’s Ministry to the Youth Minister. The Children’s Minister will be directly supervised and evaluated by the Youth Minister and Senior Minister in accordance with the bylaws of the Georgetown Church of Christ.

    Hours:Part Time (15-20 hours per week; including Sunday Services at 9:30 am & 11am, including monthly board meetings)



    • Potential hires will need to submit to a criminal background check.
    • The position will be evaluated every 6 months.


    Start Date:

    • Please reply by Friday, October 5,2018.
    • Start date still to be determined



    Contact with resume and any questions:

    Patrick Klump




    Georgetown Church of Christ

    149 Hamer Road

    Georgetown, Ohio 45121


  • North Shore Christian Church Riverhead, New York


    120 Kroemer Avenue
    Riverhead, New York 11901
    Weekly Attendance: 290

    Contact Information

    Jerome Halpin Phone: (063) 120-8123 Email:

    Position Description

    The Children’s Minister is responsible for ensuring the spiritual growth and development of children, birth through 5th grade.

    Essential Ministry Elements 

    1. Continue to develop our current Children’s Ministry practices in the following areas: Planning Center People database maintenance, classroom management and security policies 

    2. Implement Orange curriculum for the church’s weekly services 

    3. Recruit, schedule, train and spiritually develop the Children’s Ministry team

    4. Attend conferences/training/webinars as directed

    5. Communicate with appropriate Ministry staff the development and management of an annual budget

    6. Create and lead regularly scheduled events that connect families to North Shore   

    7. Lead “Summer Slam” our week-long summer outreach event

    8. Attend weekly staff meetings

    9. Attend church leadership meetings as directed

    10. Perform other duties as needed, as a fully functioning member of our church’s Ministry staff

    Compensation based on experience and education.

    For questions or to submit your resume (including links to all currently active social media accounts) contact

    Our growing church plant of 13 years is in need of a Children’s Minister to join our current Ministry staff on the east end of Long Island, NY. We are looking for a high energy, extremely motivated woman or man who has an intrinsic need to share Jesus and connect with families. We have 3 Sunday services.  

    The east end of Long Island is a beautiful area, just minutes west of the Hamptons. We are located 35 minutes from the closest airport, and an hour and a half from both international air travel and New York City. Eastern Long Island offers beautiful beaches, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, over 40 wineries, a waterpark and much more. We work with Clergy Tax Advantage to assist with setting up ministry salary packages.

    Jerry Halpin


    North Shore Christian Church

    120 Kroemer Ave

    Riverhead NY 11901

  • Smoky Mountain Christian Church Sevierville, Tennessee


    125 South Blvd
    Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
    Weekly Attendance: 130

    Contact Information

    Andrew Rup Phone: (865) 453-6031 Email:

    Position Description

    Smoky Mountain Christian Church is seeking to fill the position of Lead Minister.  This is a full-time position with a salary and benefits package commensurate to ability, experience and qualifications.  We are looking for a high energy, self motivated leader who is willing and able to work with people of all ages and backgrounds.  We desire a leader with a strong devotional life, a servant’s heart, and a great sense of humor to join alongside our Elders and help lead us into the next chapter of our ministry in Sevier County.


    SMCC is a growing, multi-generational church in the heart of The Great Smoky Mountains.  We desire to love(God and His people), serve (God and His people) and grow(closer to God and His people).  We currently have two Sunday morning worship services, 9 am with traditional music, and 10:30 am with contemporary praise and worship.  Our average Sunday morning attendance is 130 people, and we desire to find a candidate who can grow along with us.


    While experience is a plus, we do not want to limit God by narrowing our focus, and welcome candidates without prior Lead Ministry experience. Ideally, we would love to employ a ministry team as a part-time children’s ministry position is also available.


    From us, you can expect love, grace, mercy, support, and participation. In turn, we are looking for a Lead Minister who will:


    • Live a life that brings glory to God.
    • Convey the message of the Gospel enthusiastically and in a way that people can understand and apply to their lives.
    • Assist the Elders in leading and shepherding the church, serving as part of the team, while allowing himself to be led by the eldership.
    • Oversee, develop, and encourage the church staff and volunteer leadership.
    • Manage all aspects of the church ministry either personally or by delegation —holding yourself and others to the highest standards.
    • Change light bulbs, cook meals, replace toilets, and walk on water — lol! A good sense of humor is a must!




    • A baptized believer in Christ Jesus, committed to the teachings of Christ as found in the New Testament.
    • Graduate of a 4-year Bible College or University with a degree in preaching, church leadership or related field.
    • A desire to continue learning and growing.
    • Must be a clear and effective communicator with the ability to listen to learn and understand.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, references and 2 sample sermons (link to video or audio) to search@smokymountainchurch.comby October 1, 2018.


    We are praying for you and look forward to speaking soon.

  • GRAY AVENUE CHURCH Yuba City, California


    1524 Gray Ave.
    Yuba City, California 95991
    Weekly Attendance: +/- 40

    Contact Information

    DAVE BROWN Phone: (702) 348-6705 Email:

    Position Description

    Small unified congregation is looking for a new dynamic leader.  Current minister (17 years) is transitioning out.  Yuba City is a Northern California agricultural hub with an area population of about 30,000.  Church has no debt, a fine facility in a good area with much room to grow and build, and an vibrant preschool.  It is ripe for revitalization or replanting.  I’m a retired minister who lives near the area that the elders have tasked with finding a new leader.  Give me a call at 702-348-6705 and/or send me a resume.  Blessings, Dave

  • Salem Church of Christ Cynthiana, Kentucky


    4896 Salem Pike
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
    Weekly Attendance: 25-30
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Larry Tuttle Phone: (859) 234-3390 x8592214215 Email:

    Position Description

    Looking for preaching minister for small Church in Cynthiana,KY



  • Pathway Christian Church Riverside, California


    6755 Victoria Ave.
    Riverside, California 92506
    Weekly Attendance: 150-200

    Contact Information

    Chris Mason Phone: (951) 781-8465 Email:

    Position Description

    Basic Job Description

    • Leading our Children’s Ministry Programs
    • Recruiting and Training Volunteers
    • Planning and Promoting VBS
    • Organizing Summer Camps for Children
    • Involvement in Children’s Extracurricular Activities
    • Being the Face of Pathway’s Children’s Ministry

    Who are we looking for?

    • Someone with PASSION
    • Someone who wants to GROW the Kingdom
    • Someone NOT content with the status quo
    • Someone HUNGRY and willing to learn
    • Someone who sees Ministry as a CALLING

    About Pathway:

    Pathway is located in SoCal and is in a great location to do ministry. We have a debt free facility and are financially stable. Pathway is in time of transition. As a result, we are refocusing/clarifying our core convictions. If you are excited about serving God and serving others, this may be the place for you. Pathway is an Independent Christian Church with ties to the Restoration Movement. We are looking for someone who understands these ideals and believes in them as we do. If interested in finding out more, please send your resume to


  • Pathway Christian Church Riverside, California


    6755 Victoria Ave.
    Riverside, California 92506
    Weekly Attendance: 150-200

    Contact Information

    Chris Mason Phone: (951) 781-8465 Email:

    Position Description

    Basic Job Description

    • Leading Worship on Sunday Mornings
    • Song Selection and Scheduling Musicians
    • Tech Ministry Set Up for Weekly Services
    • Student Ministry Youth Group on Friday Night
    • CIY Camps and Student Events
    • Involvement in Students Extracurricular Activities


    Who are we looking for?

    • Someone with PASSION
    • Someone who wants to GROW the Kingdom
    • Someone NOT content with the status quo
    • Someone HUNGRY and willing to learn
    • Someone who sees Ministry as a CALLING


    About Pathway:

    Pathway is located in SoCal and is in a great location to do ministry. We have a debt free facility and are financially stable. Pathway is in time of transition. As a result, we are refocusing/clarifying our core convictions. If you are excited about serving God and serving others, this may be the place for you. Pathway is an Independent Christian Church with ties to the Restoration Movement. We are looking for someone who understands these ideals and believes in them as we do. If interested in finding out more, please send your resume to

  • Rice Station Christian Church Irvine, Kentucky


    1675 Rice Station Road
    Irvine, Kentucky 40336
    Weekly Attendance: 150
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Bobby Willis Phone: (606) 723-2085 x8595825144 Email:

    Position Description

    Rice Station Christian Church is an independent Restoration Movement Church located in Irvine, KY.  Irvine is located in Estill County and is 40 miles southeast of Lexington, KY. Estill County has a total population of 14,400 residents which leads to plenty of opportunity for church growth.  Estill County is a rural area located in the foothills of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. The Red River Gorge Geological Area is also only 40 miles away from Irvine.


    We are praying for a full-time minister that will communicate Biblical truth to our congregation and community in accordance with the Restoration Movement.  We are seeking an individual with a passion to help our congregation grow as a group as well as individually, a calling to lead the lost to Christ, and to guide Christians closer to Jesus.  Ministry responsibilities would include, but not limited to, preaching weekly sermons (Sunday morning and evening), weekly Bible study (Wednesday night), overseeing daily operations of the church, and an outreach ministry.

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