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
  • Columbia Church Of Christ Edon, Ohio


    14832 County Road 1.50
    Edon, Ohio 43518
    Weekly Attendance: 60

    Contact Information

    Josh Dowdy Phone: (419) 459-4846 Email:

    Position Description

    Columbia Church of Christ is actively seeking to fill the position of Senior Minister.  We are an Independent Christian Church founded on the principles of the Restoration Movement.  We are a rural church with a average attendance of 60 people and looking to grow. We are seeking a candidate with senior minister experience/ at least 5 years of youth/associate minister experience or a BA in a ministry concentrated area from an accredited Christian Church Bible college/university.  Along with the general duties of a senior minister, we are looking for a candidate that will work well with other church staff, who will make calls to church members and visitors, and help organize and develop church sponsored events such as revivals and special worship services.

    Please submit resumes to, Attn:Elders/Search Committee


  • Bridges Church Pfafftown, North Carolina


    PO Box 586
    Pfafftown, North Carolina 27040
    Weekly Attendance: 105

    Contact Information

    Patrick Norris Phone: (336) 782-2207 Email:

    Position Description

    Growing, evangelical, non-denominational 10-year-old mobile church in Winston-Salem, NC is searching for a Worship Leader for a part-time position. (10-15 hours/week) Our mission is to make disciples who make disciples with a vision to reach the greater Winston Salem area for Christ. We are looking for someone with a passion for leading a church in worship; helping them experience the joy of knowing and loving God. (Psalm 68:3)

    The following qualifications are required:

    • A life transforming, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Authentic – team builder – affirming – selfless
    • A desire to be part of a leadership team to help guide and lead the church
    • A vision for growing as a disciple who makes disciples
    • Ability to …
      • lead a vibrant congregation in worship (A Lead Worshipper)
      • lead & develop & disciple a worship band (musically & spiritually)
      • recruit additional musicians, building a full band of diverse and talented artists
      • work with volunteers in the tech areas (sound, lights, visual arts)
      • assist with worship planning
      • use planning technology to communicate and coordinate the worship service with the various teams.

    Worship influences include Hillsong, Passion, Elevation Worship, North Point, Crowder, Big Daddy Weave

    God is doing a great work at Bridges. We are looking for someone who is looking to give their life to helping people love God, love others and serve the world.

    If this sounds like something you feel God calling you to apply for, please contact Lead Pastor Patrick Norris. A resume and a demo video are required.

  • First Christian Church Morristown, Tennessee


    155 Parker Rd
    Morristown, Tennessee 37813
    Weekly Attendance: 150

    Contact Information

    Jerry Kring Phone: (609) 598-1110 Email:

    Position Description

    Our mission is to glorify God by loving one another and guiding others to new life in Christ.

    1. Listen to God:  Set the example for the staff, elders, and the congregation for prayer.
    1. Shape the Culture:  Help us to be a church that cares for the lost, is involved in the community, and makes disciples. Lead and mentor a full time worship minister, full time youth minister, and a part time administrative assistant.
    1. Communicate Biblical Truth:  Teach on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Use weddings, funerals, and baptisms as an opportunity to tell people the good news of Jesus. Know, believe and support the doctrine of the Christian Church and the Restoration Movement.
    1. Cast Clear Vision:  Work with the elders to cast vision, develop a plan to get there, communicate effectively to the congregation, and do it.
    1. Develop Leaders:  Work with the elders to lead the congregation in spiritual growth. Develop and mentor leaders.
    1. Connect With the Community:  Lead the congregation in being engaged in the community, looking for opportunities to evangelize those that don’t know Jesus.

    Please send a resume and a link to a sermon, or a cd with a sermon.

  • Russell Springs Christian Church Russell Springs, Kentucky


    315 Main Street
    Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
    Weekly Attendance: 86

    Contact Information

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

    Position Description

    Russell Springs Christian Church

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


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

  • Old Orchard Christian Church Ashland, Kentucky


    3600 Blackburn Ave
    Ashland, Kentucky 41101

    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Joey Kennedy Phone: (606) 923-4969 Email:

    Position Description

    Old Orchard Christian Church is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry. This staff person will develop ministries for children (birth-5th grade), in the church and to the wider community, to help children experience the love of Christ. The Director of Children’s Ministry will oversee every aspect of the children’s ministry. This position will start as a part time position but it is is our prayer that it becomes full time!! Applicants  must absolutely love Jesus and children!! If you don’t have a passion for developing and investing in children and helping to lay a foundation of faith that they can build their life on then this is not the position for you. Qualifications for applicants are first and foremost you must be a publicly confessed believer of Jesus and been obedient to His command to be baptized. Secondly, you must be striving to grow in your faith daily by being in God’s Word. Thirdly, you must LOVE kids and kids ministry!! If you meet all afore mentioned qualifications then we would love to meet you! College degree and ministry experience is great but not as important to us as the first three mentioned qualifications.  Please submit resumes to

  • Harvest Bible Chapel Rochester, New York


    Rochester, New York

    Website: http://

    Contact Information

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

    Position Description

    Harvest Bible Chapel Rochester is a young and vibrant church located near the heart of Rochester, NY and is looking to add a full-time Worship Pastor to their ministry team. The Worship Pastor will help carry out the mission of Harvest Rochester as he gives leadership to all aspects of musical worship. The heart of this role is to encourage and shepherd God’s people to worship God in spirit and truth as well as develop and train leaders from within the ministry. Harvest is a church that exists for one purpose: to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission. To put it simply: Harvest Rochester exists to make disciples God’s way. The right person will be able to thrive in the culture of Harvest and strive to further the mission of the church.


    • Reports directly to and works closely with the Senior Pastor
    • Responsible for leading and managing the Worship & Media teams
    • Lead, shepherd and develop the volunteers within the Worship & Media teams
    • Worship service planning along with the Senior Pastor
    • Worship leading on weekends, prayer meetings, and other events
    • Actively seeks to raise up and mentor new leaders
    • Willingness to take on other responsibilities as needed



    • Mature follower of Jesus Christ with character consistent with Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7
    • Authentic lifestyle demonstrating consistent character and spiritual growth
    • Passionate pursuit of holiness
    • Ongoing pursuit of humility
    • A commitment to excellence
    • Teachable


    • Agreement with Harvest Rochester’s doctrinal statement (found at
    • A passion for the Lord over other giftedness
    • A multiplying disciple maker
    • A calling to shepherd, not simply lead worship
    • A Christ-like self-sacrificing love for the Local Church
    • A sense of calling to serve God and those He calls to be part of our church family
    • An unswerving desire to serve alongside the staff
    • A commitment to the mission, vision, and leadership of Harvest Rochester
    • Supportive Spouse (if married)


    • Strong musical skills, preferably on guitar
    • Strong collaborative skills, able to bring out the best of the musical skills of God’s people
    • Exceptional relational skills
    • Organized and detailed
    • Highly motivated
    • Leadership gifts

    2+ in a pastoral/shepherding role, paid or unpaid

    Guitar preferred

    An eye for Stage Design and Lighting, with the talent to do it or the ability to direct those who do
    An ear for sound engineering
    An eye for graphic design and video elements, with the talent to do create them or the ability to direct those who do

    ProPresenter, Planning Center, Ableton

    For more information, view the FULL CHURCH PROFILE here:

    To apply, send your resume to Meggan at

  • New Burlington Church of Christ Cincinnati, Ohio


    1989 Struble Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
    Weekly Attendance: 40

    Contact Information

    Church Office Phone: (513) 825-0232 Email:

    Position Description

    New Burlington Church of Christ (Cincinnati, OH) is seeking a part-time minister who is willing to work with leadership and membership of the congregation in an effort to reach the lost and bring growth to the church.  Must have a Bible College degree, 2 years of ministry experience, and commitment to the goals and principles of the Restoration Movement.   While the church can only offer a part-time salary (and parsonage) at the current time, our goal is to advance to a point where the minister will be paid for full time service.  A minister who can supplement his income or who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree at a Cincinnati Bible Seminary.  Current church attendance is regularly in the 40’s.  Interested candidates please email resume to or mail to 1989 Struble Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.


  • First Church of Christ Waldron, Michigan


    107 West Street
    Waldron, Michigan 49288
    Weekly Attendance: 22
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Carol Newcomer Phone: (517) 458-2365 Email:

    Position Description

    SE Michigan church in small rural town of Waldron is seeking a minister with a servant’s heart to replace their retiring minister.  Applicant must be committed to principles of the Restoration Movement, must have the ability to teach God’s Word effectively, and relate well to people of all ages.  We are a small group of loving people who are striving to grow spiritually and numerically.  In addition to the regular Sunday morning service, we have a weekly ladies’ Bible study group and a weekly after-school program for elementary school children.  We are debt free and provide a three or four bedroom parsonage in addition to a good salary for a younger or older couple.  A man with a family may need to supplement his income.

  • True Life Community Church Troy, Ohio


    56 Foss Way
    Troy, Ohio 45373
    Weekly Attendance: 300

    Contact Information

    Amanda McGowan Phone: (937) 332-0041 Email:

    Position Description

    True Life Community Church in Troy, Ohio seeks a full-time Pastor of Family Ministries to join our team. The Pastor of FM is first an advocate for the young (Children and Students) because these are the people who are least knowledgeable and experienced in Christian Life, and providing guidance to parents because they are in the greatest position to influence the young.

    The areas of responsibility will be oversight of the discipleship systems from cradle to college and to their parents. The Pastor will work closely with the Lead Pastor and adult discipleship leaders to ensure that parents are prepared to lead their children and that young people have spiritual mentors when their parent(s) cannot be the model. The Pastor of Family Ministries would also develop relational, engaging ministries to children and youth, ensure that the curriculum used at each level of spiritual development connects to the next, keep ministry leaders connected to the homes so parents experience a clear partnership in the discipleship of their children, as well as expound a vision that leads to a focus on teaching Bible knowledge and demonstrating living Christian faith through the relational interaction between pastor, leaders and the young.

    The Pastor of Family Ministries would be supported by the leaders in nursery, preschool, elementary, middle and high school ministries. By solidifying our youth based programming and incorporating a multigenerational approach, TLC will be able to offer a cohesive environment that complements both church and home learning. It is important to encourage intergenerational connections that help young and adults recognize how God is working in the whole family of God. This position will facilitate strong bonds within families, and connect them with other families in the community.

    Necessary Knowledge and Skills:

    Strong planning skills with organizational emphasis. Management and leadership abilities with demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of youth educational medium, literature and teaching methods. Planning, leadership, and teacher training skills are essential. Must have the ability to relate to and effectively lead staff and volunteer workers and must have a pleasant and understanding attitude in dealing with partners of the congregation. Individual talents and interests will also be welcomed as an asset to the team and other ministries.

    Basic Qualifications:

    Graduate of an accredited Christian college with an emphasis in education. It is highly desirable that they be commissioned or licensed by a local church. Previous management experience combined with three years’ experience in a similar position is necessary.

    Full Time Expectations:

    • 40 hours plus 4 hours of volunteer service
    • All staff must be a tithing unit
    • All staff must be a part of a life group
    • All staff must live a life worthy of the call
    • All full-time staff required at monthly leadership meetings


    Ministry Overview:

    • Student Ministry (50%)
    • Children’s Ministry (30%)
    • Family Ministry (10%)
    • Administrative (10%)

    Salary Range:

    $38,000 – $45,000 with benefits based on experience.

  • First Christian Church Abingdon, Virginia


    185 Old Jonesboro Road
    Abingdon, Virginia 24210
    Weekly Attendance: 150-200
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    William Arnold Phone: (330) 317-4062 Email:

    Position Description

    E5 Church Staffing is pleased to announce an opening for a FT Associate Minister for First Christian Church Abingdon, in Abingdon, Virginia.

    Abingdon is a stable community of approximately 10,000 in Southwestern Virginia surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Abingdon is known as a wilderness playground and experiences strong annual tourism for those seeking beautiful and serene getaways.

    First Christian Church is an established church that averages between 150-200 on a normal Sunday.  FCC has recently experienced significant growth among young families in it’s congregation and is seeking a full-time Associate Minister to oversee the youth and young adults.  While this role will currently be focused on the youth, the hope would be that this person is willing and able to step into the Sr. Minister role in the near future as the current Sr. Minister nears retirement. 

    The Associate Minister’s primary responsibilities will be coordinating the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of FCC. First Christian Church considers themselves a relationship oriented church.  They prefers candidates that adhere to a ministry philosophy of recruiting and developing a strong volunteer base and leadership pipeline so that all parts of the body are participating in the ministry of the church and not just the staff. 

    Success in this role will be measured primarily through the relationships the Associate Minister builds with those in the congregation and as a result the retention of the youth and young families as First Christian Church continues to push forward in it’s mission “Loving God by bringing people to Christ and making mature disciples that are faithful to the word of God and that help meet the needs of of others.”

    The Associate Minister will work closely with the Sr. Minister and report to the elders. Any secondary responsibilities will be coordinated with the Sr. Minister depending on the gifts and passions of the candidate. There will be additional opportunities if desired to preach, participate in pastoral care, champion a first impressions ministry and coordinate outreach.

    A college degree is preferred but not required for this position. Experience can be substituted for education. First Christian Church is most interested in applicants that are “people-persons” that interact well with others.  Non-traditional candidates are welcome to apply. The current Sr. Minister was a non-traditional applicant so please don’t hesitate to submit an application if you have experience but not the traditional requirements.

    Salary range is flexible and DOE in the 35,000 range. 

    To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to We will not be able to respond to every application. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of your submission, you have not been chosen to move forward in the search process.

  • First Church of Christ Bluffton, Indiana


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

    Contact Information

    Jeff Dotterer Email:

    Position Description


    The Senior Pastor will lead the congregation by teaching and preaching the Scriptures as the Word of God and its application to life in our context. He will engage church members and utilize resources in pursuit of an agreed, God-directed vision and will giving administrative oversight to paid staff and ministry teams.

    The Senior Pastor is accountable to the Elder Board, who in turn are guardians of faith, mission, values, and vision. The Senior Pastor will oversee strategic planning, staff, departments, ministry team and resources. Oversight includes support, encouragement, direction, mentoring, accountability and defense.

    The Senior Pastor will recognize the high visibility of his life and live as an example to believers in spiritual devotion, moral and ethical behavior.

    The role is more fully described in the church policies for the Senior Pastor and the Elder Board.




    1. Experience in supervising paid staff and volunteers
    2. Effective communication skills, including preaching, teaching and written
    3. Experience with leadership development and strategic planning
    4. Preparation and management of ministry plans and budgets
    5. Bachelor’s degree in ministry or related field


    1. Previous experience as a Senior Pastor
    2. Degree or training beyond Bachelor’s degree




    1. Provide biblically-based preaching and teaching that is engaging, persuasive, and applicable
    2. Ensure that teaching in Sunday school, youth groups, small groups, etc. aligns with sound doctrine and our statement of faith

    Pastoral Care:

    The Senior Pastor is expected to be personally involved in providing Pastoral care to the congregation, but is not expected to be the sole provider.

    1. Engage the congregation through personal contact beyond Sunday morning
    2. Attend and support church functions
    3. Provide a sense of stability in leadership
    4. Be available with an empathetic response to crisis or counseling situations that arise


    1. Hold the staff accountable to standards of excellence in ministry practice
    2. Supervise and work with church staff and ministry teams
    3. Evaluate paid staff annually including a review of compensation.  Present budgets to the Elder Board as part of the annual budget request process
    4. Inform the Elder Board of any relevant trends, church issues, needs, external or internal changes or problems that could affect the ministry positively or negatively
    5. Lead searches for the hiring of paid staff.  Recommend hirings and dismissals of staff when needed with approval of the Elder Board


    How to Apply

    Contact: Email resume to


    All applications received prior to July 31, 2018 will be given priority.

    Church Overview

    First Church of Christ is a multi-generational, New Testament congregation located in Bluffton, Indiana.  The mission of First Church of Christ is to lead generations into a life-changing, ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  We believe in preaching and following God’s Word as it is written without adding man-made traditions or rules.

    In October 2017, we hired Interim Pastor Ministries who provided us with an interim Senior Pastor that led us through a transition process.  The process included looking back, looking around and looking forward as well as updating our church mission statement, core values, and policies.

    First Church of Christ is a family-oriented church with ministries for children, youth, and adults.  We encourage participation in small groups that meet during the week to reinforce Sunday teachings as well as grow deeper Christ-centered relationships.  Worship Ministry is present to lead the body of Christ in expressions of their adoration to God through singing, instruments, drama and other arts. Lastly, Missions Ministry is dedicated to loving people through allocating a portion of our offerings as well as our congregation’s time and efforts to mission work outside of the church.


  • New Hope Chapel Christian Church Wingate, Indiana


    103 West Main Street
    Wingate, Indiana 47994
    Weekly Attendance: 100
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Duane L. Mycroft Phone: (765) 401-4410 Email:

    Position Description

    We are a Restoration Christian Church which 40 years ago came out of the  Methodist Organization. New Hope Chapel has only had 2 pastors in the last 25 years. New Hope is a strong, young congregation with a membership of 150. A strong Youth Program and a Preschool. The individual, which pastor at New Hope Chapel, must be willing to work making calls and being involved in the lives of the congregation and the youth events. New Hope Chapel is a Farm Related Congregation with strong roots and commitment in the community for members as well as non-members.

    New Hope Chapel is a biblically strong and supportive congregation.

  • West Waynesboro Church of Christ Waynesboro, Virginia


    2212 Cortland Street
    Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
    Weekly Attendance: 140

    Contact Information

    Chad Grondin Phone: (540) 949-8670 Email:

    Position Description

    We are seeking someone to serve as our Youth Minister or Youth Director.  If hired as a Youth Minister, this person would also serve as an Associate Minister, preaching occasionally.

    The youth minister serves as a spiritual leader and resource person in administering, leading, developing and coordinating a comprehensive program of Christian education for all youth (ages 2-18).  While we understand that the youth minister cannot do everything, they are expected to have oversight of the entire youth program.

    Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that directly correlates to a minimum of at least an Associates degree in Divinity, Ministry, Bible Study or Theology, or other related field of study from an accredited Bible College, University or Seminary, associated with the Restoration Movement.

    Experience is preferred, but will consider each candidate on a case by case basis.  Submit resume and any other information that you feel would be helpful to the church address OR email to

  • Community Christian Church New Braunfels, Texas


    1750 McQueeney Road
    New Braunfels, Texas 78131
    Weekly Attendance: 50

    Contact Information

    Albert Houk Phone: (830) 620-7174 Email:

    Position Description

    While we are a small congregation our community is one of the fastest growing in Texas. We are looking for a man who is gifted in evangelism to help us reach our city.

  • First Christian Church Springfield, Ohio


    3638 Middle Urbana Rd.
    Springfield, Ohio 45502
    Weekly Attendance: 1200

    Contact Information

    Jennifer Snyder Phone: (937) 399-1000 Email:

    Position Description

    FCC is a multi-generational church in Springfield, Ohio, with a mission of helping people find and follow Jesus. We seek to live out our mission by transforming our world one family at time by targeting men, investing in women and engaging the next generation.




    Middle School Minister


    Position description:


    The Middle School Minister at FCC walks alongside our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students as they figure out who they are and who God intended them to be. You will disciple them as they learn to own their own faith and value a faith community.




    • FCC utilizes Orange curriculum to assist our children’s ministries from birth through 8th You will have the opportunity to attend an annual Orange conference in order to remain current on curriculum
    • Cultivate relationships with parents that promote spiritually healthy homes
    • Develop a core volunteer team. Identify, recruit and equip your team to compliment and assist you with the ministry
    • Develop in students a commitment to spiritual disciplines: prayer, scripture memory, journaling, etc.
    • Promote student involvement in 5th-8th grade Sunday morning worship
    • Encourage students to participate in church camp (Butler Springs Christian Assembly)
    • Develop and launch regular social and outreach events for all grades
    • Encourage involvement with our mission partners and create opportunities for students to serve

    Specific responsibilities:


    • Utilize FCC’s attendance platform for recording student attendance
    • Lead 5th and 6th grade students in FCC’s “I Am His” program which consists of a deeper dive into scripture and memorization
    • Lead 7th and 8th grade small groups
    • Pastoral care duties
    • Serve in adult service periodically as needed
    • Other duties as assigned



    • A committed and growing relationship with Jesus fueled daily by time in His word and prayer
    • A commitment to the personal conduct of a leader as described in Timothy, Titus and the rest of scripture; including integrity in finances, relationships, time management and communication
    • Initiative to go above and beyond expectations driven by a desire to work as for the Lord rather than men. This initiative is also to be guided by respect for the family in which God has placed you; respecting the culture, values, structure, roles and individuals of the team
    • Honoring God by honoring His mission to help people find and follow Jesus




    Knowledge of spiritual formation in preteen and teenagers essential. Demonstrated experience in successful volunteer recruitment, leadership, and training; experience in team building, vision casting, and an excellent working knowledge of the Bible.


    • Two or four year degree from an accredited college; bachelor degree from an accredited Bible college is preferred
    • At least three years’ experience in student ministry is preferred
    • Experience with ProPresentor is preferred
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • Strong organizational skills, excellent time management, attention to detail and problem solving skills
    • Technical experience desired
    • At FCC, we are a family on a mission to help people find and follow Jesus. The joy of finding Him is still fresh in our hearts and we are continually pursuing the adventure of following Him. If you desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and you feel called to serve vocationally in this mission, we invite you to pray about the above position and contact us.


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