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.

For assistance with the following please contact Jacob Shockey –  jfshockey@kcu.edu or 606-474-3277:

  • To request that an opening be removed if filled sooner than three months.
  • Your opening is not filled within three months and you wish it to continue to be available (3-month extension).
  • You need to edit the information provided in an opening.
Church Name Church Location Category Hours
  • Hillndale Christian Church Lexington, Kentucky

    Address

    371 Hillndale Rd.
    Lexington, Kentucky 40503
    Weekly Attendance: 100
    Website: http://hillndale.com

    Contact Information

    Trey Rogers Phone: (770) 362-3588 Email: trogers@hillndale.com

    Position Description

    We are looking to add to our team an office administrator.

    Part-time. 5-7 hours weekly. Admin and organizational skills a must. Some of the job could be done from home.

  • Glenview Christian Church Glasgow, Kentucky

    Address

    1403 Glenview Dr
    Glasgow, Kentucky 42141-3523
    Weekly Attendance: 200 pre-covid
    Website: http://www.glenviewchristian.org

    Contact Information

    David Mackie Phone: (270) 678-4211 Fax: (042) 141-3523 Email: david@glenviewchristian.org

    Position Description

    Glenview Christian Church in Glasgow, KY is searching for a Full Time (40+ hours a week) Student and Worship Pastor.  The primary responsibility for this position will be to oversee the Student ministry (grades 6-college) and Worship ministry of our church.  We currently have a great team of volunteers in place for both ministries.  We need a person who will provide leadership, vision, direction, and training for these ministries.  A full job description is available upon request.  Our church is currently around 200 in attendance pre-covid and is poised for growth.  Our staff includes a Lead Pastor, Communications Director, and Children’s Director.  To find out more about our church please visit www.glenviewchristian.org.  Please send resumes and any supporting materials to our Lead Pastor, David Mackie, at david@glenviewchristian.org.

  • Minerva First Christian Church Minerva, Ohio

    Address

    300 W. Lincolnway
    Minerva, Ohio 44730
    Weekly Attendance: 150
    Website: http://minervafcc.com

    Contact Information

    Nate Oberly Phone: (330) 581-8082 Email: oberly40@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Lead Minister Opening:
    Minerva First Christian Church in Minerva, OH is seeking a full-time lead minister. The following is a description of the position requirements and qualifications. For more information, please contact us at the above captioned phone or email.
    Position Profile: Lead Minister
    Preaching The Word
    “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”
    (Matt 4:4, NASB)
    “Sanctify them in the Truth; Your Word is Truth.”
    (John 17:17, NASB)
    We believe the proclamation of God’s Word is one of the primary functions of a local church and is the foundation for all other attributes concerning the maturation and unity of a congregation. Therefore, candidates must be willing and able to preach expositional messages, word-for-word through entire books of the Bible while also offering points of application and edification for the hearers.
    Candidates must also be willing and able to initiate, support, encourage, participate in, and facilitate times of Bible study throughout the week outside of the Sunday morning service.
    Candidates must possess a desire to regularly be in The Word each week and maintain times of sustained-uninterrupted study and meditation. Candidates must be willing and able to continue his education and development through participation in conferences, retreats, and coursework as agreed upon by leadership members.
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    Missions
    “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
    (Matthew 28:19-20, NASB)
    “For the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.”
    (Luke 19:10, NASB)
    We believe the greatest detriment to a local church is when she becomes inward focused and ignores the mission-command of The Lord to go after the lost people of a community. Therefore, any candidate must be willing and able to keep missions as a primary focus for the church. Candidates must be willing and able to regularly evaluate church ministries and assess fruitfulness to ensure the Great Commission is being fulfilled. Candidates must be willing and able to develop and maintain formal evaluation policies and procedures for church ministries to ensure the church is operating in an effective and efficient manner
    Pursuing Unity
    “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”
    (Ephesians 4:2-6, NASB)
    “Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it may be defiled.”
    (Hebrews 12:14-15, NASB)
    Candidates must be willing and able to pursue a spirit of unity among all members of the congregation and encourage the building and establishing of loving relationships within the body. With humility, gentleness and patience, candidates must be willing and able to work alongside fellow servants to achieve excellence in areas such as the church office, the praise and worship team, MACS (Minerva Area Christian School), and the youth program.
    If necessary, candidates must be willing and able to initiate church discipline according to New Testament procedures to alleviate negativity and dissension. Instead, edification in the bonds of love should be of primary focus.
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    Praise and Worship
    “Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness.”
    (Psalm 150:1-2, NASB)
    “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.”
    (Psalm 96:1, NASB)
    Candidates must be willing and able to collaborate with worship team members to create a worship service that glorifies God and edifies members. Candidates must be willing and able to incorporate modern techniques and methods to present and lead people in a time of spirit- filled and enriched worship.
    Minerva Area Christian School
    “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
    (Deuteronomy 6:7, NASB)
    “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
    (Matthew 19:14, NASB)
    Candidates must be willing and able to collaborate with the MACS administrator in an effort to offer the community a viable option for educating the youth in a Christian environment. Candidates must be willing and able to pursue unity between the church and school and recognize MACS as a primary ministry and means of reaching people.
    Candidates must possess an understanding in regards to the operation of a school. He must be willing and able to serve on the school board by attending monthly meetings and offering ideas and suggestions.
    Casting Vision
    “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained.”
    (Proverbs 29:18, NASB)
    Candidates must be willing and able to assess the current strengths and weaknesses of Minerva First Christian Church in context of the community and cast a vision that propels the church into becoming a prominent source of truth and representation to Jesus Christ and the gospel message.
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    Scriptural Qualifications
    Candidates must pursue and maintain New Testament standards for the position of elder as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4. Candidate must pursue “walking in a manner worthy of the calling with which he has been called.” (Ephesians 4:1, NASB) and encourage the same from all church members as revealed in a life lived with integrity.
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    Interested applicants should send resume to Minerva First Christian Church at the address listed from the letterhead above or email to minervafcc@hotmail.com.
    Please direct questions concerning the position to The Elder Team. We are willing and able to respond to inquiries concerning the church, the school, or the community.
    Minerva First Christian Church Elders

  • Sarasota Christian Church Sarasota, Florida

    Address

    2923 Ashton Road
    Sarasota, Florida 34231
    Weekly Attendance: 200-250
    Website: http://www.sarasotachristianchurch.org

    Contact Information

    Todd Allen Phone: (941) 924-0107 Email: todd@sarasotacc.org

    Position Description

    Our Family Minister will lead the ministries to Kids & Students (Birth – High School) and their families at Sarasota Christian Church. This individual should be passionate about young people learning what it means to pursue Jesus as well as partnering with parents and volunteers to help them grow. They will have strategic oversight over the programs and volunteers in these areas as well as a “seat at the table” with regards to the overall ministry direction of the church.

    Visit this link to view full job description and apply: https://www.sarasotachristianchurch.org/we-re-hiring/

  • Journey Christian Church Wayne, Nebraska

    Address

    1110 E. 7th St.
    Wayne, Nebraska 68787
    Weekly Attendance: 300
    Website: http://www.jccwayne.org

    Contact Information

    Justin Raulston Phone: (402) 518-0608 Email: justin@csfneb.org

    Position Description

    General Summary of Position:

    Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through preaching and teaching; engage in pastoral care; and provide administrative leadership.

     

    Qualifications:

    1. Character:  Shall be an example to believers and unbelievers alike in personal godliness (I Timothy 4:12) and agree with the JCC statement of faith.
    2. Call:  Shall believe that God has truly called him into ministry, and this ministry in particular.
    3. Credential:  Shall have training, competence, and experience in areas needed to stretch and lead the ministry.
    4. Compatibility:  Shall have demonstrated the ability to work harmoniously in a multiple staff environment.

     

    Detailed Job Description:

    The responsibilities of the Lead/Preaching Minister will include, but not be limited to, those listed below:

     

    1. Preaching/Teaching
    • Spend adequate time in study and preparation each week in order to deliver biblical and inspirational sermons.
    • Prepare long-range preaching plans to help facilitate worship planning.
    • Work with worship leader(s) in the planning of worship services.

     

    1. Pastoral Care
    • Work with the elders to ensure the pastoral care of members including hospital, nursing home, and in-home visitation.
    • Provide for the follow-up of prospective members.
    • Provide spiritual, short-term counseling and/or referrals as needed.
    • Provide pre-marital counseling. Officiate weddings. Perform funeral services.
    • Be available for crisis situations.

     

    1. Administrative Leadership
    • Guide JCC in the fulfillment of its mission to help people find, follow, and be like Jesus.
    • Work with the elders to discern and cast the vision of JCC.
    • Empower the leaders, staff, ministries and members to implement the vision.
    • Lead the elders in an annual strategic planning meeting.
    • Lead the ministry staff in weekly meetings.
    • Promote outreach into the community and surrounding areas.

     

    1. Personal & Professional Growth
    • Demonstrate a commitment to becoming more like Jesus through the practice of various spiritual disciplines.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.
    • Model for the congregation what it means to help people find, follow, and be like Jesus.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development through reading books and articles, attending workshops, conferences, and conventions, and listening to podcasts.
    • Maintain proper priorities at home with his wife and children.

     

    Position Needs:

    These are specific needs we see for this particular season of ministry that Journey is in.

    • Able to raise up, train, and lead ministry team leaders. Motivate, support, encourage, and empower them to do ministry.
    • Cast vision and help rebuild our small group program.
    • Alongside of Elders, help discern the next position hire(s), what our needs are, and find the best hires for these positions.
    • A good communicator who is able to preach Biblical and relevant sermons to the congregation.
    • Someone who is personable, and a people person that will be involved in our community.

     

    Preferred Requirements:

    Not having these does not disqualify one from being hired, but those having these qualities will be given preference.

    • Primary gifts in leadership, leadership development, pastoral ministry and preaching.
    • 10 years of ministry experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a Christian college associated with the Independent Christian Church.
    • Experience in leading or serving in a multi-staff environment.
    • Experience in leading teams and developing leaders.
    • Demonstration of the ability to cast organizational vision, and helping organizations develop and execute a strategy that leads to sustained growth both numerically, and in spiritual depth.
  • Crossroads Christian Church Newburgh, Indiana

    Address

    10800 Lincoln Avenue Crossroads Christian
    Newburgh, Indiana 47630
    Weekly Attendance: 2800 pre COVID, 650 post COVID (more online)
    Website: http://cccgo.com

    Contact Information

    Christi McGuire Phone: (812) 858-8668 Email: cmcguire@cccgo.com

    Position Description

    Local Outreach Lead

    All applicants must apply at: https://cccgo.com/employment

    General Summary and Objective: The Local Outreach Lead helps people live and love like Jesus by overseeing Crossroads Local Outreach strategies for the greater Kingdom transformation of Evansville’s undeserved neighborhoods through collaboration with Crossroads Leaders, Body, Local Partners and City/Community/Neighborhood Leaders.

  • Crossroads Christian Church Newburgh, Indiana

    Address

    10800 Lincoln Avenue Crossroads Christian
    Newburgh, Indiana 47630
    Weekly Attendance: 2800 pre COVID, 650 post COVID (more online)
    Website: http://cccgo.com

    Contact Information

    Christi McGuire Phone: (812) 858-8668 Email: cmcguire@cccgo.com

    Position Description

    Youth Pastor/Director

    All applicants must apply at: https://cccgo.com/employment

    General Summary and Objective: Responsibilities include oversight of youth ministry and partnering with parents in the process of connecting middle school and high school students to Jesus and equipping them to be lifelong followers of Jesus.

  • Parkside Christian Church Cincinnati, Ohio

    Address

    6986 Salem Rd
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
    Weekly Attendance: 500-600
    Website: http://parksidechristian.com

    Contact Information

    Matt Robinson Phone: (513) 231-9482 Email: matt@parksidechristian.com

    Position Description

    Parkside Christian Church is looking to hire a FT Children’s Minister

    Our church is located on the Eastside of Cincinnati, Ohio between Anderson Township and Mount Washington.

    Parkside is a church with a major emphasis on reaching and supporting young families. Our church family serves many families through mentoring, and also has a significant group of foster/adoptive families within the church and in the community we support.

    Our hope for our Children’s Ministry and this Ministerial Role is:

    • A ministry where kids are able to grow deep roots in their faith that will guide them for the rest of their lives.
    • A community where kids make lasting friendships with leaders and each other that will continue into Junior High and Highschool.
    • That it would be a second home of sorts for children. So much more than just an hour on Sunday mornings.
    • We think that this role of Children’s Minister is a challenging one that is similar to being an Elementary Principal, School Counselor, and Teacher all rolled into one.
      • It requires being able to recruit and lead a large team of volunteers
      • Coordinate events that are more than just programs but are environments for relationships and growth
      • This minister will strengthen our families at Parkside and help our kids become disciples of Jesus.

    LINK TO JOB DESCRIPTION

    To Apply please email your resume along with a cover letter to pcc@parksidechristian.com

  • Rising Sun Church Of Christ (RSCC) Rising Sun, Indiana

    Address

    315 n high street
    Rising Sun, Indiana 47040
    Weekly Attendance: 350-370
    Website: http://www.Rsccfamily.org

    Contact Information

    Nathan Pelehowski Phone: (812) 438-3805 Fax: (000) 004-7040 Email: nathan.rscc@gmail.com

    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 lead and 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 Lead Minister and elders for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Lead Minister works and communicates with the Elders. The Youth Minister will be responsible for leading students to spiritual maturity and use Biblically sound teachings. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Biweekly Staff Meetings, Board Meetings, and 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

    Responsibilities:

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

     

    1. Be involved in the community in a number or ways ( After prom, going to games, possibly coaching, etc..) Making an 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.

     

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

     

    1. Build a support system to mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    1. Manage youth budget and other expenses

     

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

     

    1. Be present at both Thursday night and Sunday services, and be ready to help when needed

    12. Will be called on to preach 4-8 times a year.

     

    1. Must be willing to work with the team to benefit RSCC.

     

    1. Understand that there may be things that come up that are not in the description job 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: Nathan.rscc@gmail.com

     

     

  • Higdon Christian Church Fredericktown, Missouri

    Address

    Hwy NN
    Fredericktown, Missouri 63645
    Weekly Attendance: 40-60
    Website: https://higdon-christian-church.constantcontactsites.com/

    Contact Information

    Al Moss Phone: (573) 450-0210 Fax: (000) 000-0000 Email: higdonchristianchurch@gmail.com

    Position Description

    LOOKING FOR A SENIOR PASTOR

    Higdon Christian church is an independent Christian church that is seeking a Senior Pastor for this historic church with a solid past that wants to continue to serve God in the future. Higdon is located 8 miles from Fredericktown, Mo.  The church averages 40 to 60 per Sunday. The responsibilities include normal pastoral care and providing spiritual leadership for the congregation through Bible based teaching and preaching, and by being a model of spiritual maturity.

    We prefer someone who would be interested in moving to Fredericktown, Mo and live in our community. Our church is very active in the community and would like to see the Pastor involved as well.   Our present minister has retired and served here nearly 10 years.

    We are looking for someone who would be willing to be based in Fredericktown and be in the community as they minister to the people of the church and community.  However, someone who is highly motivated and lives within a 30-50 mile radius of the community would be considered.

    Send resumes and inquiries to higdonchristianchurch@gmail.com

     

  • Edon Church of Christ OH, Ohio

    Address

    202 S. Michigan St.
    OH, Ohio 43518
    Weekly Attendance: 50
    Website: http://

    Contact Information

    Cliff Graves Phone: (419) 272-2028 Email: edoncofc@frontier.com

    Position Description

    Seeking a candidate who is willing to help lead a small rural congregation to spiritual and physical growth.  Seeking a servant who has a family and is willing to make a commitment to stay and grow in this town.  Candidate needs to be a people person wanting not only to be involved with the congregation, but involved with the community as well.  Would like someone with experience, but we are also willing to look at a candidate who feels led by the Lord to come and serve with us.  One must be willing to work with others as this church has a part time Associate Minister already established.  We have a Christian camp in the area with whom we work with and would ask the candidate to be involved with the camp in some capacity during the year.  Most of all, we are asking for a candidate who loves God above all else, and has been called by God to love His people.

  • Partnership Christian Church Maryville, Tennessee

    Address

    323 Partnership Parkway
    Maryville, Tennessee 37801
    Weekly Attendance: 150
    Website: http://http://www.partnershipchurch.com/

    Contact Information

    David Bonewitz Phone: (865) 681-2799 Email: elder.323partnership@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Please refer to link http://www.partnershipchurch.com/lead-pastor-position/

  • Lexington Christian Church Lexington, Nebraska

    Address

    1206 North Erie Street
    Lexington, Nebraska 68850
    Weekly Attendance: 60-80
    Website: www.lexchristianchurch.com.

    Contact Information

    Mike Snell Phone: (308) 746-1099 Email: all4him66@gmail.com

    Position Description

     

    Senior Pastor

    Lexington Christian Church, Lexington, Nebraska

    Position Description

    • Full-time Senior Pastor in an elder-led, nondenominational church.  The Senior Pastor will serve as principal elder and have oversight responsibility for the ministry of the church. 
    • Position Available:  Immediately.
    • Compensation:  Commensurate with education, experience, and local norms.

    Position Requirements

    1. Qualified as an elder according to the biblical standards in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9,

    and 1 Peter 5:1-4.

    1. Strong teaching ability in accordance with Church doctrine, especially in expository preaching.
    2. Servant leader with a shepherd’s heart to care for and feed the flock entrusted to his care.

     

    Qualifications

    1. Preferred Education: Minimum, Bachelor’s degree.  Some seminary preferred.  
    2. Experience:  Five plus (5+) years of experience.  
    3. Worship Style:  Comfortable with both contemporary and traditional styles of worship music. 

     

    Church & Community Information 

         For information on what we believe please see the “about us” section of our website: www.lexchristianchurch.com.

    Single Sunday Service: Average attendance 60 to 80.  

    Paid Staff: Sr. Pastor (vacant), Associate Pastor, and Part-Time administrative assistant.

     

    Lexington, Nebraska is a culturally diverse, rural, farming community with a population of around 10,000 people located in Central Nebraska.

     

    Major employers:  Tyson Fresh Meats

    Orthman Manufacturing

    Lexington Public School District

    Walmart

    Hospital and medical offices

                                        County & Local Government

    1206 North Erie Street
    Lexington, Nebraska  68850

     

    Contact:  Mike Snell:  E-mail:  all4him66@gmail.com or phone:  308-746-1099

  • Barberton First Church of Christ Barberton, Ohio

    Address

    552 Harvard Ave.
    Barberton, Ohio 44203
    Weekly Attendance: 135
    Website: http://BarbertonFCOC.org

    Contact Information

    Russ Shreiner Phone: 1 (330) 697-3810 Email: rshreiner26@gmail.com

    Position Description

    Senior minister.

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