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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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For assistance with the following please contact Jeff Greene (jgreene@kcu.edu or 606-474-3298):

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Church Name Church Location Category Hours
  • Gateway Christian Church Clarksville, Tennessee

    Address

    781 Windermere Dr.
    Clarksville, Tennessee 37043
    Weekly Attendance: 150+
    Website: http://www.gatewaychristianchurch.net

    Contact Information

    Jeff Allen Phone: (931) 801-1451 Email: quickstrike06@yahoo.com

    Position Description

  • Pine Lake Christian Church Sebring, Ohio

    Address

    Pine Lake Road
    Sebring, Ohio 44672
    Weekly Attendance: 150
    Website: http://plcconline.org

    Contact Information

    John Ross Phone: (330) 388-2369 Email: johnrss77@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Senior Minister position at Pine Lake Christian Church is seeking a preaching pastor who loves to engage people of all ages and walks, teach the Word, and lead efforts to welcome souls to Christ.

  • Log Lick Christian Church Winchester, Kentucky

    Address

    C/O P.O. Box 4264
    Winchester, Kentucky 40392
    Weekly Attendance: 45
    Website: facebook page will give a link for the website

    Contact Information

    Jason Spry Phone: (859) 621-0129 Email: spryfamily5@att.net

    Position Description

    We are looking for a part-time preaching minster for Sunday Morning preaching and Sunday Evening preaching/Bible Study.  We are a small, rural congregation aged from 2 yrs. to 90.  We usually have around 45 in attendance for Sunday mornings and 30 for Sunday evenings.

    We offer a traditional worship service with the singing of the hymns, prayer, communion, preaching the gospel, and the invitation (utilizing the plan of salvation).

    We have done some community outreach in the past, but would like additional guidance in order to help grow the Kingdom.

    The congregation uses mostly KJV or NKJV to follow the speaker.

    Our previous minister stepped down in December of 2018 to finish the work necessary to become a Bible College professor.

    No parsonage available.

    Please contact me by email or phone with additional questions.  You may mail or e-mail your resumes.

    Thank you

  • Grace Church Ashland, Ohio

    Address


    Ashland, Ohio

    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Meggan Jacobus Phone: (614) 551-3989 Email: mjacobus@frootgroup.com

    Position Description

    Grace Church is a Charis Fellowship church located in the town of Ashland, OH about an hour north of Columbus. The church is led by Senior Pastor Dan Allan who came on as the Senior Pastor almost 30 years ago. The church currently has two services, while offering children’s ministries during both services.. Service times that are offered are at 9:00a and 10:30a, both of which are identical with a blended worship style. Attendance currently runs around 1000 each Sunday for their main worship services.

    The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Worship Director to lead their worship ministry. The right candidate will have a deep personal life in Christ and the character and capacity to develop a church worship culture. Below are the requirements and responsibilities Froot Group has identified for this role:

    KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Direct, oversee and pastor the worship community of Grace Church in the two worship services
    • Build fresh, engaging and relevant Sunday worship services that prepares people for hearing and responding to the Word of God
    • Develop and mentor members of the worship and tech team to help reach their maximum potential
    • Cultivate a Christ-centered community by providing spiritual care and encouragement to the team
    • Communicate vision and purpose to team members
    • Oversee all creative aspects of the weekend services including stage design and some video elements
    • Build relationships in order to recruit, equip, and empower effective ministry teams
    • Provide oversight to the worship ministry administration including annual worship budget
    • Plan and implement any special worship events or programs; Christmas, Easter, Choir, Student Led Services, etc. as called upon for service
    • Plan, organize and be an enthusiastic presence for leading worship during the worship service
    • Work closely with the Senior Pastor to develop elements of the service that will flow into a cohesive message and response

    SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Live a life that demonstrates an intimate and growing relationship with Christ
    • Confidence in stage presence when speaking and leading
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong ability to lead worship with confident vocals while playing guitar or keyboard
    • Proficient in Planning Center to schedule worship and media teams
    • Proficient in ProPresenter
    • Basic understand of audio mixing
    • Education
      • Preferred candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Music or ministry leadership
    • Experience
      • Preferred candidates should have at least 3-4 years previous church experience

    For more information, visit the full church profile at: frootgroup.com/grace

    To apply, email your resume to Meggan at mjacobus@frootgroup.com.

  • First Christian Church of Columbiana COLUMBIANA, Ohio

    Address

    234 S. Middles St.
    COLUMBIANA, Ohio 44408
    Weekly Attendance: 101-150
    Website: http://http://fccalive.net/

    Contact Information

    Zach Ray Phone: (317) 476-4655 Email: zach@fccalive.net

    Position Description

    Date Posted: 09/14/2018

    Categories: Preaching Minister

    Denominations: Christian Church (Independent)

    Church Size: 150-175

    Job Type: Full-Time

    First Christian Church of Columbiana, Ohio is seeking an individual to join our ministry team as the Preaching Minister.  FCC Columbiana has a staff consisting of a Full-Time Associate Minister, Children’s Ministries Director, and Office Administrator as well as a part-time Worship Minister and Pastoral Care Minister.

    Education

      • An undergraduate degree from an accredited restoration movement college or university.

    Experience

      • A minimum of three years in full time ministry.
      • Candidates with experience leading during a building project are highly desirable but candidates without such experience will still be considered.

    Personal Characteristics

      • Excellent communication skills with an emphasis on preaching.
      • Man of Integrity
      • Visionary Leader
      • Strong Administrative and Organizational Skills
      • Consistent and Healthy Prayer life
      • High Priority Placed on Family Health
      • Must have a heart for pastoral care
      • Agreement with beliefs expressed on our website’s “What We Believe”
        page: http://fccalive.net/about-us/who-we-are

    Areas of Responsibility

      • Candidate will be responsible for preaching for two services each week.
      • Candidate will share the responsibility of vision casting with elders and staff.  Candidate will also be the primary communicator of that vision.
      • Candidate will be responsible for administrating office.
      • Assisting in pastoral care duties when needed.

    Interested?

      • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume including three references to Curtis Tharp curtis@fccalive.net

    *Candidates should include a video or audio teaching sample.

  • Bethany Christian Church Anderson, Indiana

    Address

    1920 N Rangeline Rd
    Anderson, Indiana 46012
    Weekly Attendance: 450
    Website: http://bccanderson.org

    Contact Information

    Jerilyn Davis Phone: (765) 643-5713 Fax: (765) 642-3368 Email: jerilyn.davis@bccanderson.org

    Position Description

    Bethany Christian Church Children’s Minister

     

    Overview:

    Leadership of Bethany Christian Church recognizes that Ministry to children is one of the top priorities within our church setting. We shall always seek a creative and engaging environment with ongoing curriculums that will excite, enthuse, and help children develop their faith and knowledge of God and His words as they grow. Our desire is to have a children’s ministry in which children are excited about coming to church to know more about God’s love, the gift of His Son, and following Jesus.  Children’s ministry at Bethany is not simply childcare, but purposeful ministry.  The role of the Children’s Minister is to develop, oversee, staff, and grow our children’s ministry.  The Children’s Minister will also work as part of the pastoral team sharing in ministry outside the children’s areas.

     

    Position:

    Full time, salaried position of at least 40 hours as week, is directly supervised by the Senior Minister and oversight or the Bethany Elders with a primary focus on children ages birth through sixth grade.  (These ages can sometimes change as works best with Bethany’s programming and in conjunction with the school systems.)

     

    Children’s Minister Areas and Responsibilities:

     

    • Select appropriate/effective curriculum (with oversight of Senior Minister)
    • Face-to-face recruiting, staffing, and training to fill needed volunteer positions
    • Continued support and evaluation of all volunteers and their needs
    • Implement and abide by all Bethany’s safety and security measures
    • Be easily accessible and available to parents/guardians
    • Create and work within the allotted annual budget for the ministry.
    • Promote family and spiritual practices at home (praying, serving, loving, etc)
    • Create annual calendars/schedules of events including ministries such as V.B.S., Winter Carnival, Fall Celebration, Picnics, Christmas Eve, summer activities, etc.
    • Be a role model and someone with whom children can easily communicate
    • Develop and maintain a children’s ministry presence within the greater church body through ministries such as Children’s Choir, shared Sunday School classes, etc.
    • Continue with training/Seminars, conferences, visit other churches to expand ideas, excitement, and ministries skills
      • Shared Minister Areas:
      • Although Children’s Ministry is the primary focus, the Children’s Minister will also share responsibilities as part of the pastoral staff which will include: hospital visits, home visits, funeral visitations, church events, church meetings, staff/elder meetings, speaking on stage, planning and participating in ministries and events designed for the church family as a whole, etc. This will require the Children’s Minister to be able and open to work along side all staff members with a willingness to accommodate and help where needed.
      • Qualifications:
      • Leadership is looking for someone with high energy, who can create an engaging place and space for children, good communication skills to parents and leadership, knowledge of security protocols, a “take home element” to ministry, a simple but effective programming which will draw families to Bethany.
      • A children’s ministry or ministry degree with a children’s ministry focus is preferred, but not required.
  • woodland hills church of christ pleasant hill, Iowa

    Address

    2484 se 68th st
    pleasant hill, Iowa 50327
    Weekly Attendance: 110
    Website: http://whcc.life

    Contact Information

    Jason Zanski Phone: (515) 265-4667 Email: jmzanski@gmail.com

    Position Description

    General job description:
    • Oversee the spiritual and general activity of the students grades 6-12 at WHCC.
    • Be the main communicator and provide spiritual guidance for the students.
    • Teach students to love and worship God and help them grow in him.
    • Lead Wednesday night youth services during the student school year.
    • Disciple and fellowship with students during summer break.
    • Provide (not necessarily create) discipleship material for teaching and developing a relationship with God.
    • Provide a creative and exciting atmosphere involving the preaching of the Word that is fun and engaging.
    • Partner with parents to make sure that there is strong communication for reinforcement of what is being preached. A parental newsletter is not required but at least open communication and availability to the parents.
    • Connect and align with the vision of the church and Pastor, creating continuity and consistency.
    • Agree and abide with the beliefs of Woodland Hills.
    • Be accountable to and encouraged by the Senior Minister and Elders.

  • Anderson Christian Church Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

    Address

    1631 US 127 ByPass South
    Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342
    Weekly Attendance: 100
    Website: https://accbethechurch.com

    Contact Information

    Jr. Basham Phone: (502) 598-6942 Email: juniorbasham@gmail.com

    Position Description

    The primary objective of the Anderson Christian Church (ACC) Senior Minister is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of this position to plan, oversee and execute a strategic plan to help lead those under his influence to a true discipleship of Jesus Christ, while working with the ACC Leadership Team and utilizing one another’s talents and gift to accomplish all tasks.  This is to be done through the study of Scripture, relevant challenges that requires people to act upon their faith, and to empower people to step out in faith.  Simply put the Senior Minister is to create a culture of growth for the congregation and to help them develop a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Key Areas of Responsibility:  teaching, preaching, discipleship, outreach, branding

    Skills:  Time management, goal oriented, organizational skills and social media experience is a plus.

    Values:  Integrity, supportive, inclusive, vision for the church, missional

    **These lists contain many of the areas of responsibility, skills, and values expected but is not an exhaustive list.  Additional information can be given during interviews and negotiations.**

  • Shively Christian Church Louisville, Kentucky

    Address

    1822 Kendall Lane
    Louisville, Kentucky 40216
    Weekly Attendance: 150-175
    Website: http://ShivelyChristian.com

    Contact Information

    Bill Lawrence Phone: (502) 447-3336 Email: SCCsearchteam@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Shively Christian Church in Louisville, KY, is seeking a part-time Worship Minister.

    The candidate should be passionate about leading God’s people in acts of worship & praise, skilled in reading, arranging & playing music and a working knowledge of digital media production is preferred.

     

    It is preferred that the candidate have a minimum of a BA from a Christian college or university and/or 3-5 years of experience in congregational worship. The position requires excellent oral communication skills, strong leadership ability, as well as strong outreach and the ability to interact with a multigenerational congregation.

     

    SCC currently offers a Traditional worship service and a Modern/Contemporary Worship service each week. The candidate would need to lead both services each week, as well as have the ability to blend Hymns and Contemporary music.

     

    SCC averages 150-175 in Sunday worship and seeking to grow. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, a minimum of four references, a statement of personal ministerial objectives, and a DVD/video media file of a worship set to Bill Lawrence (elder on search team) at SCCSearchTeam@gmail.com or 1822 Kendall Lane, Louisville, KY 40216.

     

    If you would like to see the complete position description, please just let us know in your email.

  • Berea Christian Church Brazil, Indiana

    Address

    1995 W. CR 800 N.
    Brazil, Indiana 47834
    Weekly Attendance: 260
    Website: https://bccbrazil.org/jobs/

    Contact Information

    Kris Howell Phone: (812) 448-8698 Email: office@bccbrazil.org

    Position Description

    https://bccbrazil.org/jobs/

    Berea Christian Church Children’s and Family Minister

    God has led us to fully invest in our children and families at Berea.  This will be the first position of its kind in our church’s history.  We are excited to bring in a new staff member that will pour the love of Jesus into the lives of those here at Berea and reach outside of Berea into the community.  In the past, this position was part-time and more of an administrative position.  The new, expanded role will allow the ministry to be more connected to the overall vision and mission of the church.   It will also allow the staff to be more cohesive in all aspects of our ministry.

     

    This position comes with an exciting new opportunity as well.  Beginning in March of 2019 we have “adopted” a local elementary school. This is a low-income school with little to no parent involvement and many needs.  We have worked with the school corporation and administration to create opportunities for volunteers from the church to work with students during the school day.  We pray that God provides many other opportunities with that relationship ahead. Part of this position will be to foster the relationship with the school, coordinate the volunteers working with the school and be an excellent communicator between the school and the church.

    For more information please click the link below for the full job description, requirements and information about the church.

    https://bccbrazil.org/jobs/

  • Campus Christian Fellowship-NC Carolina Beach, North Carolina

    Address

    PO Box 31
    Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428
    Weekly Attendance: NA
    Website: http://campuschristianfellowship.org

    Contact Information

    Frank Dodson Phone: (252) 340-3985 Email: fdodson78@gmail.com

    Position Description

    CCF has ministries on six NC campuses.  The Ministry Director oversees those ministries and our ministry staff members.  The primary responsibilities are:  Administration, Promotion, Fundraising and Supervision.

    Contact Frank Dodson for more information, full job description, etc.

  • Campus Christian Fellowship-NC Carolina Beach, North Carolina

    Address

    PO Box 31
    Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428
    Weekly Attendance: NA
    Website: http://campuschristianfellowship.org

    Contact Information

    Frank Dodson Phone: (252) 340-3985 Email: fdodson78@gmail.com

    Position Description

    We are looking for male and female candidates for campus ministries on two NC university campuses.

    Associate Campus Ministers help CCF make disciples of Jesus on campus who impact the world.  Responsibilities include:   spiritual mentoring, leadership, fundraising and administration.

  • Georgetown Christian Georgetown, Indiana

    Address

    9420 State Road 64
    Georgetown, Indiana 47122
    Weekly Attendance: 300
    Website: http://www.georgetownchristian.org

    Contact Information

    Chris Tanner Phone: (812) 951-2240 Fax: (812) 951-1698 Email: ctanner@georgetownchristian.org

    Position Description

    Please submit all information through the application. Thanks!

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  • First Christian Church Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Address

    10101 Montgomery NE
    Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
    Weekly Attendance: 300
    Website: http://FCC ABQ.org

    Contact Information

    Lawrence Junker Email: lawjunk@aol.com

    Position Description

    General Job Profile Description

    The Sr. Minster is the staff leader and only employee of which the elders have direct oversight.  Accordingly, the Sr. Minster is singularly responsible to the elders for vision achievement (and collaboration in vision development/refinement), supervision of all staff matters, and the daytoday function and operation of the church.  

    Job Scope and Guidelines

    First Christian Church is in the heart of Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights, with a scenic view of the Sandia Mountains.  First is a multigenerational boasting a strong core of members, vibrant ministries, and a singular mission to bring Jesus to a community in need, while emphasizing the need to Grow, Connect, Belong and Be who Christ has called us to be.

    Minimum Educational Background

    Undergraduate degree or equivalent  
    Masters in Divinity preferred

    Qualifications

    Passionately embodies God’s word and lives out the gospel in his daily life.
    Shows a deep commitment to Christ and has His heart for all people.
    A baptized (immersed) believer with full understanding and support of the Scripture-based doctrine of the Restoration Movement.
    Consistent spiritual moral character and lifestyle
    Competent in organization, administration and interpersonal relationship
    Strong record of biblical and expository preaching
    History of faithful ministry experience of at least five years and proven leadership in an outreach minded church
    Computer proficient, able to relate to and participate in social media in a manner that promotes, engages, and encourages the congregation and others receiving the message
    Ordained or eligible to be ordained in the Christian Church

    Functional Competencies

    Collaborate with Elders and Ministry staff on Vision development/refinement
    o Provide leadership to the congregation and work in concert with the elders, and advise and lead the staff to define, implement, and achieve the singular Vision of First
    Strategic plan for Vision achievement
    o Develop and execute plans to effectively meet goals and objectives as it relates to Church Vision
    Sermon preparation and delivery – communications of God’s Word
    o Full responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word
    o Has well developed communication style, and is able to clearly articulate Vision, Mission and strategies which will grow the Church
    Strategic budget development in collaboration with the Elders/Finance Team
    o Develop and execute plans to effectively meet goals and objectives as it relates to Church Vision
    Worship service programming and planning
    o Oversee and work with Staff to ensure thought provoking and consistent Worship settings and experience
    Shepherding
    o Congregation
    o Staff
    o Elders
    Communication effectiveness
    o Elders and Staff
    o Congregation
    o Community
    Staff and ministries function within defined limitations
    o Develop and execute plans to effectively meet goals and objectives as it relates to Church Vision
    Staff management, leadership and development
    o Adhere to, ensure adherence by and maintain personnel manual for staff
    o Organize for strategic execution and vision achievement
    o Ensure staff is continually working towards same in respected areas
    o Clearly define responsibilities and job expectations to staff
    o Inform and be responsive to staff needs
    o Conduct performance reviews on an annual basis, and as needed
    o Investigate, manage, and resolve conflicts
  • Oakland Baptist Church Sparta, Kentucky

    Address

    4967 Hwy 455
    Sparta, Kentucky 41086
    Weekly Attendance: 35
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Jerry Webster Phone: (859) 991-6812 Email: jerrywebster84@gmail.com

    Position Description

    We are in need of an individual to fill the vacancy of bi-vocational pastor at the church located in Sparta Ky. We are a small country church located in a rural area within 20 minutes to the city.

    We are a Southern Baptist Denomination actively involved in missions through the cooperative program as well as other areas to reach the world for Christ

    We are looking for someone to lead in the ministry of visitation,bible education,prayer service and mission outreach.

    We do have a parsonage which is located on the church property right beside the church.

    Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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