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MARCH 2017 POSTINGS

PENNSYLVANIA—Hazelwood Christian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a minister for children/youth. HCC is located four miles from downtown Pittsburgh. It is one of Pittsburgh’s oldest Christian churches, incorporated in 1868, and is in the process of upgrading its entire ministry. The Hazelwood section of the city is in the beginning stages of major renewal initiatives, and the church is poised for tremendous opportunity and growth. The successful candidate, who will need to either raise support or be bivocational, will join two other (bivocational) staff members and will be responsible for building the ministry from the ground floor. Send resume and letter of interest to Ed Gratton at HCC1868@gmail.com.

GEORGIA—Central Christian Church, Atlanta, GA, is seeking a minister. A degree from one of our Christian Bible colleges is preferred. The applicant must have a good command of the Holy Scriptures. Central Christian is a small congregation. The building is paid for and in a great location, in terms of visibility and access. The church is a loving group of people who need some infusion of youth and vitality. To apply, send resume and cover letter to the Central Christian Church pulpit committee at thepulpitccc@gmail.com.

MISSOURI—Glendale Christian Church, Springfield, MO, is looking to hire a full-time elementary minister/director. The individual who fills this position will be responsible for overseeing all ministries for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Applicant must be a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ who is creative and innovative in developing and resourcing leaders to transmit the gospel to children and their families. The applicant should be detail-oriented and able to work in a multiproject, fast-paced environment. Applications may be mailed to the church (Glendale Christian Church, 2110 S. Blackman Road, Springfield MO 65809) or e-mailed to seth@glendalechristian.org. For more information, call the church at (417) 881-7614.

WEST VIRGINIA—Farmdale Church of Christ in Barboursville, WV, is looking for a full-time preaching minister, as the current minister is retiring. The combined tenure of the past two past two preaching ministers is 44 years. Farmdale is a New Testament church that will be celebrating her 60th anniversary in September. The weekly average attendance is 125–150. The church prefers a Bible college graduate with a minimum of 5 years of ministering in the New Testament church. Send resumes to bigc1124@aol.com.

NORTH CAROLINA—Bridges Church in Winston-Salem, NC, is looking for a part-time children’s ministry team leader. The church’s goal is to find someone to lead an effective team to create an environment where children can become disciples of Jesus Christ who love him, trust their lives to him, and develop a lifestyle that reflects his character. The children’s ministry team will partner with parents in this endeavor. For more information or to submit a resume, e-mail info@bridgeschurch.net.

TEXAS— Northpark Christian Church, Kingwood, TX, is seeking a senior minister due to the upcoming retirement of her minister in July. There is opportunity for growth and expansion in this church located 20 miles north of Houston. This family of faith desires to expand the gospel in their community and city. The church seeks a person with a BA or BS from an accredited college or university; pastoral experience in a church of similar or larger size; strong organizational, management, and communication skills; and passion and calling for ministry. The church is also seeking a person who has an intimate relationship with God and consistency of character; leads collaboratively and has humility in relationships; a passion for discipleship; and has solid biblical preaching marked by life example. Responsibilities include providing leadership for all ministry activities within the context of the worship services; set and drive ministry objectives and goals; equip the church staff and congregation to perform ministry work; help mentor and build a new generation of leaders within the church; be a visionary for where the church needs to go and have the leadership skills required to make that happen. Apply by sending a cover letter, resume with 3 references, 1- to 4-page summary of your theological views on core doctrines, 1 to 2 pages outlining how you came to faith in Jesus Christ, 1 to 3 pages summarizing your philosophy and practice of pastoral ministry, and 2 sermon outlines and a video or audio recording (a link to a host site if the files are too large) to Northpark Christian Church, Attn: Ministry Search Committee, 1599 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339: If you have questions, contact whancock@northparkchristianchurch.com. For more information about the church, go to www.northparkchristianchurch.com.

NORTH CAROLINA—Open Door Christian Ministries Children’s Home, Creswell, NC, is seeking a committed married couple passionate about ministering to children to serve as houseparents. Houseparents provide direct care for up to 12 youth, ages newborn to 16 years old. Houseparents are responsible for all aspects of raising the children in a caring manner based on biblical principles, as well as the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the home, its structures and grounds. E-mail your resume with references to Frank Mobley, Chairman of the Board, at opendoorcm@gmail.com. Or call (252) 797-4602.

OHIO—Columbia Church of Christ, Edon, OH, is looking for a full- or part-time youth minister coordinator who will provide opportunities and education to develop those 18 and younger into Christ followers. Requirements: an immersed believer with a bachelor’s degree, preferably from a Christian church/church of Christ-affiliated college; ordained (or plans to be) by a Christian church/church of Christ eldership; possess the abilities and training necessary to fulfill the expectations of the position. Responsibilities: work under the direction of the senior minister and elders; oversee and direct Sunday morning youth education,midweek youth groups, and special youth events (VBS, service projects, etc.);
organize and train members to engage in ministry to the youth; develop and lead opportunities to build relationships with the families of youth; and participate in summer camp at Lake James Christian Camp. Send resumes to columbiachurchofchrist.org or call (419) 459-4846 for more information.

GEORGIA—Whistleville Christian Church in Winder, GA, is looking for a full-time music minister, a male who is of the Christian church and skilled in voice and instrument. The minister should be capable of incorporating other instrumentalists into worship, teaching and training young talent, and blending both hymns and new worship songs. For more details, contact Ray K. Fumea at  (770) 867-5746, (770) 601-8625, or raykfumea@yahoo.com.

 

FEBRUARY 2017 POSTINGS

OREGON—Trent Church of Christ in Dexter, OR, is seeking a children’s and youth minister to serve full-time with a growing, rural church. Responsibilities include leading the community’s children and youth to Christ through teaching, disciplining, and training while equipping them to serve in the kingdom of God. A dedicated team of volunteers supports this position. A bachelor’s degree in children’s/youth ministry is preferred, along with some practical experience in a congregational setting. To apply, send a resume with a cover letter outlining your ministry philosophy. For more information, contact Jeremy Dotson at jeremydotson@live.com.

KENTUCKY—Athens Christian Church, Lexington, KY, is seeking a full-time senior pastor as the current minister has accepted a teaching position at Great Lakes Christian College. ACC is a Restoration Movement church consisting of a multigenerational congregation with an average attendance of 85. The church has a good witness in the community as the congregation allows their facilities to be used by a variety of groups for different purposes. God has blessed the church with a sound financial base to provide resources for local and global missionaries and ministries. Minister requirements: bachelor’s degree (minimum), with master’s degree preferred; deliver biblically based, relevant sermons; preaching experience; relate to multiple generations; musical ability a plus. Job expectations: community, hospital, and home-bound visitations; weekly preaching; Wednesday night and Sunday night lessons; and oversight of secretary, youth minister, and worship service. ACC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Four-bedroom, two-bathroom parsonage is provided. The congregation is praying for a pastor with the call of God upon his life to preach the Word, a love in his heart to shepherd the flock, and a passion in his soul to lead and disciple the body of Christ as they work together to see God’s kingdom come. Send resumes to athens.christian.ky@gmail.com. Audio recordings of sermons are also encouraged.

MISSOURI—First Christian Church of Cassville, MO, is searching for a full-time senior minister. FCC is an independent Christian church located in southwest Missouri. The church’s average weekly attendance is 50–60 and she is looking to grow. The church sponsors a licensed daycare within her facility and currently has a very active children’s ministry. For more information regarding a job description and the application process, contact Mark Smith at msmith@willisinsured.com or call (417) 847-7700.

INDIANA—Redemption Christian Church is searching for a campus children’s minister for her Jasper, IN, campus. The church has two locations averaging 1,800 in Sunday attendance. This person will minister to kids ages birth to 5th grade and serve within the structure of the family ministries team at the church, while leading other staff members and key volunteers in executing it. The children’s ministry serves more than 300 kids on a weekly basis at the Jasper campus. Candidates must possess the minimum requirements of: aptitude of biblical truth and Restoration Movement theology; help collaborate to set the vision for the children’s ministry; competently and responsibly lead and guide kids and their parents; competently and responsibly lead other staff members; skillfully teach and facilitate programs to elementary and preteen kids; creatively organize and implement outreach, discipleship, and worship programs, projects, and events; successfully prepare volunteers for service; and efficiently and effectively serve as a ministry administrator. Minimum requirements include a bachelorʼs degree from a college or university and prior experience in a children’s ministry context. Include your resume and cover letter when applying. For more information and a complete job description, go to ccjasper.com/jobs/.

TENNESSEE—Milligan College in northeast Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in mathematics to begin August 2017. Milligan College is a Christian liberal arts college with 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics, although candidates who are ABD and nearing completion may also be considered. The anticipated load includes courses in the calculus sequence, a variety of upper-level math courses, and general education math electives. Applicants who thrive in small class environments and are committed to helping grow the mathematics program will be given priority. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the college mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals. Milligan is an EEO employer and encourages female and minority applicants. Applicants should submit PDF versions of the following materials to mathsearch@milligan.edu: letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, contact information for three professional references, and a response to our mission statement. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

SOUTH CAROLINA—A very small congregation in Walterboro, SC, is seeking a minister. The new minister will need to supplement his income. Average attendance is 15 to 20 on Sunday mornings. Contact current minister Lou Vellia at (843) 898-3461 or lvelliajr@gmail.com for more details.

POLAND—Graceland Ministries, a Restoration Movement mission, is seeking teachers. A Graceland church plant has been serving the Kraków community for 10 years. Graceland Ministries is looking for creative, committed followers of Christ to teach English to and help meet the needs of more than 100 enrolled students. In addition to teaching English, Graceland Ministries’ workers engage students in discussions of faith springing from the Bible-based materials used in the English classroom. For more information on cost of living and accommodations, contact Jay Bowyer at jay@gracelandcentrum.com and/or go the website, www.gracelandministries.com.

VIRGINIA—Union Christian Church, a nondenominational congregation in Pennington Gap, VA, is seeking a full-time minister due to the retirement of her pastor. The membership’s age range is diverse, and there is potential for growth, especially in the young married age group. The minister will be responsible for leading, preaching, and teaching a congregation now averaging about 45. Activities will include community involvement, visitation, weddings, funerals, and working with the board of deacons and elders to grow the church spiritually and numerically. The salary is negotiable. Send resumes to Union Christian Church, Attn: Hank Ross, 497 Nanaws Drive, Pennington Gap, VA 24277. Additional information is available by contacting Ross at ross@sunsetcom.com or (276) 275-1873.

 

JANUARY 2017 POSTINGS

ILLINOIS—Onarga (IL) Christian Church, located in a small farming community with a population of 1,400, is seeking a full-time pastor. The church offers one worship service and is striving to find a balance between the traditional and contemporary styles. The church seeks a pastor who will appreciate this balance and who will prayerfully strive to increase the numbers (average attendance is 60). OCC has a Sunday school program for all ages. The church joins forces with other area independent Christian churches and churches of Christ to operate the Prairie States Christian Service Camp. These churches hold monthly men’s meetings to discuss the camp, the churches, to fellowship, and to support each other. OCC holds a faith promise rally, and approximately 10 percent of the church’s budget is allotted for supporting missions far and near. OCC is housed in a new facility. A large parsonage is available. Inquiries may be made to the committee through chairman Ken Hanford at 219 N. Weber, Roberts, IL 60962, or porken2000@outlook.com, or by phone at (815) 383-6538.

FLORIDA—South Lake Christian Church, Groveland, FL, is seeking a full-time senior minister. SLCC is an independent church of 200-plus. The church takes a strong stand on the inspiration and authority of the Bible and the autonomy of his church. The church is located 45 minutes from Orlando in an area that is experiencing population growth. SLCC is seeking a high-energy senior minister to lead the congregation in growing with the area. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of experience and a college degree with emphasis on ministry/preaching. He will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to supervise a church staff. If interested, e-mail your letter of introduction, sample sermon or web link to a sermon, and your resume to preachersearch@slcc.church.

OKLAHOMA—Town and Country Christian Church, Yukon, OK, is seeking a senior minister. Yukon, a city of more than 30,000, is located on Oklahoma City’s western border. TCCC is an established church with an average attendance of about 200. Church leadership is seeking a minister who will tend the spiritual needs of her members and also be willing to reach out to the community. If interested, submit a resume no later than Feb. 28 to Town and Country Christian Church, Attn: Minister Search Team, 2200 S. Cornwell Drive, Yukon, OK 73099; or by e-mail to office@tcccyukon.com. Contact the church office at (405) 354-7749 for more information.

GEORGIA—Bethany Christian Church in Dallas, GA, is actively seeking a senior pastor. BCC, a Restoration Movement church located in a fast-growing and still surprisingly unchurched area of northwest metro Atlanta, is a fully contemporary and instrumental church with an average attendance of 400 on Sunday mornings. BCC has good physical facilities, great location, and a solid leadership team of elders, deacons, staff, and congregation who work together as a team. The church is outward focused and does her best to reach the lost in the community (e.g., Celebrate Recovery program, Boy Scout troop, Girl Scout troop, school lunch program). BCC is excited about trying new and innovative things to strengthen the body and reach the lost for Christ. The church is positioned for an extended period of sustained growth and is prayerfully seeking God’s direction for the right pastor to help lead. Experience as a senior pastor is preferred, but the right man with other experience might be considered. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The church is located in a great place to live and raise a family. Interested persons who feel they meet at least most of these guidelines are encouraged to respond with a resume and sermon videos. A brief personal introductory video would be appreciated as well, if possible. For more information or to send your information, contact georgiapastorsearch@gmail.com. The church plans to collect resumes through the end of February and make a decision soon after that. The church’s website is www.bccdallas.com.

OKLAHOMA—Driftwood Christian Church, Cherokee, OK, is seeking a motivated individual to work with the senior minister and leadership in leading youth in their walk with Christ. The successful candidate will build strong relationships with the youth and help them know and understand God’s love and purpose for their lives. The candidate must be able to connect with young people on a personal level and be willing to participate in community activities. Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, directing, and participating in the youth program of the church. Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing and promoting all areas of youth programming and involvement; leading, recruiting, and training youth leaders in all areas of youth ministry; coordinating, participating in, and promoting involvement in service-oriented projects and traveling activities (including mission trips, student retreats, and travel/local events); creating new enrichment programs for all youth areas; and counseling and mentoring the youth of the church. A competitive salary and parsonage are available. Send resumes to Driftwood Christian Church, ATTN: Youth Minister Search Team, 32516 State Highway 8, Cherokee, OK 73728, or to dcc@sctelcom.net.

COLORADO—Northglenn Christian Church is seeking a full-time student pastor. NCC, located just north of Denver, CO, is a multigenerational community of Jesus followers who seek to display it daily in their lives as they love God and love people. The church is committed to serving her neighbors in truth and action (1 John 3:16-18). Average attendance is 325. NCC is looking for a student pastor who can equip, disciple, and mentor the next generation of Christ followers, overseeing all areas of ministry for students grade 6 through college. Send resume and cover letter to David Troutman at davidt@northglenn.cc. The church’s website is www.northglenn.cc.

INDIANA—Alfordsville (IN) Christian Church is seeking an experienced preacher. The small congregation is located in southwest Indiana. Competent local leadership is committed to Restoration principles. Attendance averages 12 to 20. Parsonage available. Send resumes to: 11330 E 700 S, Loogootee, IN 47553. Phone inquiries may be made to Mark Sherwood at (812) 644-7493.

 

DECEMBER 2016 POSTINGS

FLORIDA—Salt Springs (FL) Christian Church is seeking a semi-retired, experienced minister/pastor. The small congregation is located in Ocala National Forest. Competent local leadership is committed to New Testament principles. Attendance averages: summer, 85; winter, 130. Parsonage available. Send resumes to: Salt Springs Christian Church, Attn: Max Timbrook, 24571 NE Highway 316, Salt Springs, FL 32134. Phone inquiries may be made to Thom Reamsnyder, (352) 685-6003.

PENNSYLVANIA—Norwin Christian Church, North Huntingdon, PA, is seeking a minister of assimilation to work alongside church leadership and staff. Norwin is located in a growing area that offers incredible opportunities to share the love of Christ with those in the community. The church is blessed with modern facilities and technologies that allow her to serve a congregation of about 500. The church’s website at www.norwinchristianchurch.com offers more information. Qualifications: four-year degree in ministry; five or more years of experience in ministry is preferred. The preferred candidate will also have the following: three years of experience overseeing multiple small groups simultaneously and growing leaders for new groups; at least three years of experience in helping new and uninvolved church members become active, growing members of the congregation; familiarity with Elexio or similar church management software; demonstrated organizational skills in vocational ministry; be outgoing and energetic; and have some counseling experience. Primary responsibilities: lead development and growth of a strong small group ministry that fosters community involvement and spiritual growth; oversee the development and growth of NCC’s ministry teams (examples: activities, hospitality, building and grounds) to foster community involvement and spiritual growth; implement and encourage other approaches to assimilation as needed; utilize Elexio church software in organizing congregational information and in communicating to the staff and leadership; and provide pastoral care and counseling as needed. The church is seeking a motivated team player who, with a spirit of humility, desires to see people grow in their walk with God. Such individuals are asked to send their resume, references, and contact information to Norwin Christian Church, Attn: Terry Erwin, 9610 Barnes Lake Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15462, or via e-mail to terry@norwinchristianchurch.com. The search committee will begin responding to resumes in January 2017.

 

NOVEMBER POSTINGS

VIRGINIA—West Park Church of Christ, Portsmouth, VA, is seeking a minister to children and young families. West Park is a group of believers who seek to be a truly Christ-centered, genuinely undenominational, loving, spiritual family. The average weekly attendance is 300 to 325. The church seeks to be a leader in creating a family-based children’s ministry. The church believes parents are God’s original and most effective ministers, and that the church—as an extended family—should support parents in their responsibility to bring children up “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). West Park wants to be known as a congregation where all ages are cherished and where opportunities are created for mutual service and love between the generations. If interested in this position (after prayerful consideration), submit your resume to Mike Hawkins at mike@westparkonline.org. Visit the church online at westparkonline.org or on Facebook.

ILLINOIS—First Christian Church, Aurora, IL, a diverse, independent church, is searching for a flextime youth/worship minister. This key ministry position will be responsible for the continued development of the youth and worship ministries. The minister will also be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to fill ministry team positions. The right candidate will be a graduate of a Christian church/church of Christ school, adhere to the Restoration Movement doctrine, and have at least one year of experience with music and youth ministry. For consideration, send resume and cover letter/supporting videos to Josh Matson at fccjosh@outlook.com.

GEORGIA—Tucker Christian Church, a diverse congregation located in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, is seeking an experienced, full-time senior minister. The church has no debt and currently averages about 65 each Sunday. The church desires growth and has potential for growth. Candidates must be a graduate of a Christian church/church of Christ Bible college, seminary, or university, and adhere to Restoration Movement doctrines. Submit resumes via e-mail to tccministersearch@gmail.com. All resumes received will be handled confidentially and acknowledged as soon as practical.

TENNESSEE—Applications are being sought for the position of theological librarian and assistant director of library services at the Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan Library. A detailed description, along with responsibilities and qualifications, can be found at www.milligan.edu/employment/#employment. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, response to the college’s mission and vision statement articulating your awareness of the library’s role in emerging trends in theological education, and contact information for three professional references to librarysearch@milligan.edu. Deadline for application submission is Dec. 16. Review of applications will begin immediately. Desired position start date is Aug. 1, 2017. Milligan College offers competitive salary and benefits. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the college and seminary.

CANADA—Montague Church of Christ in Montague, PEI, Canada, an independent Christian church, is seeking an experienced preaching minister. The town of about 5,000 people services the rural community of approximately 20,000. Local industries include farming, fishing, and tourism. The church averages about 80 people for regular Sunday services, but the sanctuary holds 250. Sunday morning services are live-streamed and stored on YouTube. The church has a community soup kitchen where people can come for fellowship and to hear about the love of God. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college affiliated with the Christian church or church of Christ and have at least five years of experience in a preaching ministry. Candidates must be passionate about biblical and relevant preaching, prayer, discipleship, community outreach, pastoral care, and personal spiritual growth. He must have strong leadership skills, work well with others, and be organized to lead the church in spiritual and numerical growth. If you feel God is leading you to Montague Church of Christ, submit a resume, video sermon hyperlink, and/or any questions to lukefarnham47@gmail.com, or call (902) 838-4064. The church’s website is https://montaguechurchofchrist.org/. The town’s website is www.townofmontaguepei.com/.

GEORGIA—Bethany Christian Church in Dallas, GA—a contemporary, vibrant Restoration Movement Christian church—is seeking a senior pastor. Average worship attendance is 350–400. The church has a footprint in the community, but has barely scratched the surface; there is huge growth potential with a great congregation, staff, facilities, and leadership team in place. The ideal senior minister candidate must be in love with Jesus, must lead his family well (and the family must support his ministry), and must prioritize in this order: Jesus, family, church. Some of the qualities and abilities of the senior pastor being sought include: solidly based in Scripture with Restoration Movement background preferred; view this as a ministry and a calling, not just a job; be exceptionally gifted and engaging from the pulpit; agree with our “live, love and serve” philosophy; have a solid background; love and relate to everyone regardless of their personal or professional status; be real and genuine; have a heart for youth and the other ministries within the church; be high energy, humorous, charismatic, and outgoing; have a genuine concern and interest for the community; able to work with an active, committed eldership and staff; and be able to lead, delegate, mentor, and provide vision. If you meet at least most of these characteristics and would like to be considered for the position, send your resume and any supporting audio/video files of sermons to georgiapastorsearch@gmail.com.

INDIANA—St. Joe (IN) Church of Christ is seeking an associate minister of youth and children’s ministry. This is a growing church in a rural small town in northeastern Indiana. A ministry/Bible degree is suggested but not essential. Some experience preferred but not essential. This person will work with children ages 4 through high school. A detailed description of this job, along with the duties and qualifications, can be found at www.churchatjoes.org/uploads/6/0/1/4/60142779/associate_minister_of_youth.pdf. E-mail your resume to stjoecofc@gmail.com or call (260) 337-0442. The church’s website is churchatjoes.org.

OREGON—Madras (OR) Christian Church is seeking a full-time minister for its congregation that averages 65–80. The independent Christian Church was founded on the principles of the Restoration Movement. The church believes in free will and that salvation is a free gift from God through his Son, Jesus Christ. The church believes it is the choice of a person to either accept this gift or reject it. (For more complete information about what the church believes, click on madras-church-listing.) Compensation consists of salary, vacation time, convention time and allowance, and continuing education expense assistance. These items are negotiable based on education, experience, and personal needs. In addition to the general ministerial duties of preaching, teaching, visitation, and church camp participation, the successful candidate will desire to work to reach youth, adults, families, and to grow the middle school to high school group. Interested individuals may submit a resume and a list of three professional/personal references to Harry231940@gmail.com or Ministry Search Committee, P.O. Box 834, Madras, OR 97741. Call (541) 419-6184 for more information.

 

OCTOBER POSTINGS

ARIZONA—Horizon Church, a nondenominational body of believers, is seeking a full-time minister for its congregation in Tucson. The diverse, close-knit church family averages 75 on Sundays. In addition to preaching, teaching, and overseeing pastoral care, the candidate must desire to help develop future church leaders. Details about Horizon Church are available at www.horizonchurchtucson.com. For more information about the position, send resume and/or inquiries to horizontucson@gmail.com.

INDIANA—Kirklin (IN) Christian Church is seeking a senior pastor who is passionate about preaching the Word, reaching the lost, making disciples, and challenging others to do the same. The church’s mission is to love God, love the church, and love people. The active congregation has many small groups and several outreach ministries, including preschool, after-school, and summer lunch programs for children. KCC is an independent Christian church in a town of about 800 people. Weekly worship attendance averages 100 people. Eligible candidate will possess the following: a strong biblical mind-set; a bachelor’s degree in ministry from an accredited Christian church Bible college; experience as a senior pastor; a life that reflects a desire to maintain high standards of Christian character, leadership and administrative abilities; a willingness to work alongside elders as fellow co-shepherds to oversee the congregation; and the flexibility to take on other tasks as needed. Send resume and statement of beliefs to kccsearch4pastor@gmail.com; or to Kirklin Christian Church, Attn: C. Stowers, 302 E. Jefferson St., Kirklin, IN 46050. The church’s website is www.kirklinchristianchurch.org.

TENNESSEE—First Christian Church in Jackson, TN, is seeking a full-time senior/lead minister who can ignite a revival in the congregation to reach the lost. FCC is seeking a minister who can attract young families while also meeting the needs of the senior members. First Christian is a Bible-based independent Christian church. Job requirements: responsible for preaching and teaching a congregation of 40 to 50 members; willing to work to grow the congregation and increase programs offered in the community to minister to the needs surrounding the church; responsible for planning and preparing Sunday worship services and Wednesday Bible study; and visiting with prospective members and members of the congregation who are sick or hospitalized. Requirements also include counseling; occasional funerals and weddings; leading the congregation alongside the eldership to plan and organize programs and ministries of the church; and helping the congregation grow in faith and attendance. Application requirements: well-grounded in the Word of God; able to teach and minister to members and nonmembers; a Bible college graduate with at least three years of experience in ministry (preferred). Salary is negotiable, based on education and experience. Jackson, a city of about 65,000, is located between Memphis and Nashville. The church is currently going through a transition as Sunday attendance has dwindled. The elders of First Christian are committed to supporting the ministry needs of the lead minister as they seek to honor God by sharing the gifts he has given them. Contact and/or send your resume to Howard Bell at tazbell@charter.net.

ILLINOIS—Yorkville (IL) Congregational United Church of Christ is seeking to employ a dynamic full-time Christian education director. The director should be a strong communicator and listener, ready for the challenge of helping the Christian education program to grow. The director must be able to work well with children of all ages. Responsibilities include working with youth programs from infancy through high school. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and Christian education background, and knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media programs. The salary range is $40,000 to $48,000, depending on experience. Interested candidates should contact Lee Kinkade at LelandKinkade@aol.com or (630) 277-0346.

GEORGIA—Lilburn (GA) Christian Church is accepting applications for the position of children’s minister. This position (approximately 30 hours per week) will be responsible for LCC’s children’s program (ages birth through fifth grade) for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, plus any other activities related to these ages. Contact Cathy Hayes Wade at memoe@bellsouth.net.

ILLINOIS—First Christian Church, Johnston City, IL, is seeking a full-time minister, approximately 25 to 55 years of age, with a strong Christian church background. Responsibilities include preaching sermons Sunday mornings and nights in accordance with Scripture, leading a weekly Bible study, and regularly calling on/visiting the sick or homebound. Must have a strong desire to serve the congregation spiritually and, if needed, physically along with reaching out to the local community. Position starts at a base salary of $500 week ($2,000 a month). A parsonage is included, among other benefits, including workman’s compensation. First Christian is part of a small community; average attendance is 60 to 70. Contact FCCinJC@Gmail.com or First Christian Church, 505 E. Broadcast, Johnston City IL 62951; (618) 983-9686.

MICHIGAN — Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, MI, is seeking qualified applications for a full-time faculty member in Old Testament effective July 1, 2017. Qualifications: strives to remain current in OT studies;
reviews and engages the work of peers in OT studies; strives to be a Christ follower who seeks God’s kingdom in all things;
serves actively in a local church affiliated with the Restoration Movement; and
affirms the Restoration Movement vision and represents it favorably before students. Responsibilities: spend at least 30 hours per week on campus; oversee the Christian Ministries major; advise students; participate when feasible in student activities; attend meetings and fulfill assigned committee responsibilities and other occasional service requested by college administration; represent the college well before the wider public; engage GLCC’s various constituencies constructively; and work alongside all other faculty and staff to recruit and retain students. The candidate search began Sept. 1, 2016. Applications will be evaluated until the position is filled. Applicants may submit their C.V. and introductory letter to Dr. Ronald Peters, Vice President of Academic Affairs, by mail at Great Lakes Christian College, 6211 West Willow Highway, Lansing, MI 48917 or by e-mail at rpeters@glcc.edu.

 

SEPTEMBER POSTINGS

OHIO—Boulevard Christian Church (Church of Christ), a nondenominational, autonomous church in Sylvania, OH, has two immediate openings: senior pastor and worship leader. The church has a heritage of faithfully following Christ since 1941. Its facility in its present location has much room for growth in an upscale suburb of Toledo. The church currently serves 50 to 60 on Sunday mornings with a blended-worship style.

• Senior Pastor: the church is seeking a pastor who loves God and loves people; will shepherd the flock, disciple the people, and build personal relationships; honest, sincere, a man of integrity; has a wife who is willing to be involved in the church’s ministry; energetic, dynamic, and outgoing; a good communicator who presents the whole truth of the Word of God; and willing to work with the elders and staff as a team builder.

• Worship Leader: the ideal candidate will be dynamic and Spirit-filled, have Christian character, a heart for excellence, and the ability to lead and build teams. Any additional musical talent such as guitar is considered a plus. Requirements: lead worship for church body on Sunday mornings and other special occasions; hard-working with a “whatever it takes” attitude; team player who is organized and understands deadlines and willing to accept leadership from pastor; someone with a love for Jesus and the church; excellent singer with a proven background in worship leading; team builder and collaborator, a willing servant leader with a high standard for excellence; self-motivated; able to set and execute a budget and vision; proficient in social media; good eye for design; recruit, train, and encourage to ensure the spiritual care of all teams; develop and disciple a team of assistants; help lead small groups; attend staff meetings and, at least once per month, attend elders meeting. This can be a full- or part-time position depending upon duties performed.

For information about the church’s mission and vision statement, or to send a resume for either position, contact Steve Kwapich at Steve.kwapich@gmail.com.

INDIANA—Ellettsville (IN) Christian Church is seeking a senior minister who is passionate about preaching the Word, reaching the lost, making disciples, and challenging the church to do the same. Current staff consists of a full-time youth minister, part-time connections minister, part-time children’s director, and part-time worship leader. Senior minister works with the elected board of elders to implement the vision and mission statement with the staff, volunteers, and congregation. Ellettsville is a small town—population 6,400—located just east of Bloomington. Average attendance is 225 per Sunday. An eligible candidate will possess the following: intimate and growing relationship with Christ; BA in ministry or similar degree from an accredited Bible college; desire to maintain high standards of Christian character; leadership, administrative abilities, and flexibility to take on other tasks as needed; has led or held a ministry position with an independent Christian church that has shown positive spiritual and numeric growth. Send resume and statement of beliefs to resume@ellttsvillecc.com.

 

AUGUST POSTINGS

TENNESSEE—Milligan College in Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Business Administration—Marketing to begin fall 2017. A desire and ability to integrate faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and have expertise in marketing as a component of a business administration program. Teaching will include both undergraduate and graduate (MBA) courses, including Principles of Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Consumer Behavior and Marketing Research. The candidate should have a doctoral degree (PhD or DBA) or be ABD nearing completion. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the college mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals. Visit www.milligan.edu for information about the college and its mission statement. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, response to the mission statement, and supporting materials to badmsearch@milligan.edu. Review of materials will begin at once and continue until the position is filled.

TENNESSEE—Milligan College in Tennessee invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track principal faculty position in the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program to begin August 1, 2017. Candidates should be certified by the NCCPA and hold an unencumbered Tennessee license (or have the ability to obtain) as a physician assistant. A master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a minimum of five years clinical practice as a PA are required, and previous experience as a principal faculty member is preferred. Responsibilities of this position include designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum; developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program; selecting applicants for admission to the program; providing student instruction; evaluating student performance and academic counseling of students; assuring availability of remedial instruction; and ongoing evaluation of the program as a whole. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the college mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a response to Milligan’s mission statement online to pafacultysearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

TENNESSEE—Milligan College in Tennessee invites applications for a 12-month, full-time clinical coordinator position in the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program to begin January 1, 2017. Candidates should be certified by the NCCPA and hold an unencumbered Tennessee license (or have the ability to obtain) as a physician assistant. A master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies with a minimum of five years clinical practice as a PA is required, and previous experience as a clinical coordinator is preferred. Responsibilities of this position include acquisition and continued development of appropriate clinical placement sites; evaluation of clinical placement sites; designing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating curriculum; developing, reviewing, and revising as necessary the mission statement for the program; selecting applicants for admission to the program; providing student instruction; evaluating student performance; academic counseling of students; assuring availability of remedial instruction; and ongoing evaluation of the program as a whole. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the college mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals. Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a response to Milligan’s mission statement online to pafacultysearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

ILLINOIS—Lincoln Christian University is searching for a full-time enrollment counselor (traditional undergraduate) to start September 2016. Qualifications include, but are not limited to: an understanding of undergraduate theological education; exceptional verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills; ability to communicate effectively with prospective students and others; ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize multiple projects; bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university; ability to work irregular hours; preferred enrollment experience in Christian higher education. 
Responsibilities include: serve as a member of the traditional undergraduate Enrollment Services team, including participating in team meetings and strategy sessions; be prospective student contact; travel to college fairs; and assist with enrollment events on LCU’s campus. This full-time position is 40-plus hours per week. The enrollment counselor reports directly to the associate director of enrollment (traditional). For a full job description, go to www.lincolnchristian.edu/employees/opportunities.php. 
Applicants should be prepared to respond to the University’s mission, core values, and statement of faith (available at www.lincolnchristian.edu/about-us/#mission). Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Marla Bennett, Director of Human Resources, by e-mail at hr@lincolnchristian.edu. Submissions will be accepted until September 9, 2016, or until position is filled.

ILLINOIS—Lincoln Christian University seeks qualified applications for a full-time (rank open) faculty member in New Testament, effective June 1, 2017. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in LCU’s embedded seminary. Qualifications: research doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in New Testament or directly related field (ABD may receive consideration); demonstrated achievement or potential in classroom teaching and of scholarly contribution, and experience in or willingness to train for online instruction; evidenced collegiality with faculty and collaboration with others; balanced commitment to the church, to Christian higher education, and to the broader academy. Experience in vocational ministry is preferred. Preferential consideration will be given to active members of the independent Christian churches or churches of Christ. Applicants should be prepared to respond to the university’s mission, statement of faith, core values, and philosophy of education (which are available at www.lincolnchristian.edu). Responsibilities: teaching, supervising student research and writing, recruiting, advising, mentoring students outside the classroom, engaging in scholarly research and writing. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V., and three letters of recommendation from professional or academic references to Marla Bennett, Director of Human Resources, Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL, 62656, or hr@LincolnChristian.edu.

INDIANA—Cory Zion Church in Cory, IN, is seeking a new pastor. Cory Zion Church has changed its affiliation and name over the past 100 years, but not its mission to serve the people in Clay County, Indiana. The church is a rural, debt-free, unaffiliated, independent, congregational church led by an elected deacon board and a pastor. Zion Church’s families are active in the community. They desire to grow their impact in the community and the world through prayer, service, and evangelism. The church’s average worship attendance is about 65 and spans all age groups. The church’s ideal pastor will above all be a man of prayer and spiritual depth with a deep love for Jesus. He will enjoy balancing and engaging in ministry to all ages and effectively communicate as a teacher, counselor, and leader. He should anticipate support as he leads and coaches through changes to increase the church’s outreach to families in the community. The church is located 20 minutes from Terre Haute. Cory is an agriculture-based community with many professionals who enjoy rural living while commuting to Terre Haute, Indianapolis, and Bloomington. Submit resumes at www.coryzion.org or e-mail questions and resumes to Richard Schroer at schroerdad@yahoo.com.

KENTUCKY—Westwood Christian Church in Ashland, KY, is seeking a full-time senior minister with a college or seminary degree from a Restoration Movement-based Bible college or university. The congregation of 90–100 is seeking a man who relates well to people of all ages, will work together with current elders and part-time youth minister, is gifted in preaching and teaching, and is committed to growing his personal walk with Christ. He will be expected to build relationships in the community, as well as offer leadership to members of the congregation. The salary package range is $40,000 to 46,000, which includes a three-bedroom, two-bath parsonage. For more information or to send your resume, contact Ken Downs, elder, at (606) 324-3236 or at thewestwoodwatchman@aol.com.

NEBRASKA—WestWay Christian Church is seeking a full-time lead pastor to join her staff. WestWay is a Restoration Movement church in the panhandle of western Nebraska with an average attendance of 225. The church is seeking a candidate who will serve with the elders in leading the local church and developing and implementing a vision for the church. He must be a strong leader, who will lead the staff and church body with inspired preaching and teaching from the Word of God. Visit www.Westwaychurch.com and click on the Ministry Opening tab for a more detailed vacancy announcement and application. Interested persons may submit their applications and resumes to WestWay Christian Church, c/o Pastor Search Committee, 1701 W. 27th St., Scottsbluff, NE 69361, or to screisig@gmail.com.

 

JULY POSTINGS

TENNESSEE—Franklin (TN) Christian Church is searching for a children’s director. A successful candidate will have the desire and skill set to run an effective and organized ministry for birth through fifth-grade children, parents, and adult leaders. More details and a job description are available at http://franklinchristianchurch.com/about/leadership-staff/staff/job-opportunities.

MARYLAND—Fork Christian Church (FCC) is seeking a full-time children’s minister to join its staff. FCC is a well established and growing Restoration Movement church located in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD, with plans to revitalize and build out up to 17,000 square feet of dedicated children’s ministry space within the next 24 months. The church seeks an individual who would be responsible for leading the preschool- and elementary-age children’s ministry team, while collaborating with the ministry staff to meet and reach the needs of the community. Primary duties would include: oversight of all programming and ministry for children ages birth through 5th grade, leading a well-balanced team of volunteers to accomplish this ministry, providing care for children and their families by providing resources and teaching to enhance their spiritual growth, and coordinating a strategy to both reach and connect new children and their families into the life of the church. More details at FCC and its ministries can be found at forkchristian.org. For a full job description or to submit your resume, e-mail employment@forkchristian.org.

INDIANA—Due to the pending retirement of her senior pastor, East Union Christian Church of Atlanta, IN, is seeking a full-time senior minister for a congregation that averages 110. The independent Christian church was founded on the principles of the Restoration Movement (preaching God’s Word, corporate prayer, partaking of the Lord’s Supper and fellowship). Although the church’s membership is becoming more diverse, it is still a “rural” church. The church is seeking a candidate with senior pastor experience, minimum education of a BA degree in preaching/ministry from an accredited Christian church Bible college, a person who is passionate about preaching God’s Word, devoted to working with persons of all ages, and highly motivated and committed. In addition to general ministerial duties of preaching, teaching, counseling, and visitation, the successful candidate will share responsibilities and work with church staff and leadership to grow the church spiritually. Compensation consists of salary, housing allowance, vacation time, and continuing education expense assistance. Interested persons may submit their resumes to East Union Christian Church, 1711 East 296th St., Atlanta, IN 46031, or e-mail to eastunioncc@gmail.com, or fax to 317-758-5759. Include “ATTN: Pulpit Committee” with all communication. Additional information about the church is available at eastunioncc.org.

PENNSYLVANIA—Impact Christian Church, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time children’s director. The church averages 700 and is growing. There are multiple locations (two physical campuses, an online campus just starting up, and a radio ministry) and is in the process of purchasing an 82,000-square-foot ice arena that will be converted into a community center where the church meets. The children’s director is responsible for the leadership, administration, and direction of ICC’s Steel City Kids program at the Moon Campus (nursery through 5th grade) and will also serve as team leader with ICC’s children’s ministry staff (all campuses) by initiating group planning meetings, collaborating with others, and mentoring when appropriate. The Steel City Kids program at the Moon Campus includes weekend services (Saturday and Sunday), along with other special events throughout the year. For more information or to send a resume, contact Moon Campus Office administrative assistant Lisa Cross at lcross@impactpittsburgh.com or mail to her attention to Impact Christian Church, 965 Thorn Run Road, Moon Township, PA 15108. (Please, no phone calls.) The church’s website is www.impactpittsburgh.com.

MICHIGAN—Central Christian Church at Battle Creek, MI, is seeking a full-time family minister to oversee and assist in providing for the spiritual growth and development for children from cradle through high school and for their parents. Requirements include: understands and supports the doctrine of the church and is a baptized (immersed) believer; engages and provides Christian nurturing to youth/children; able to research, plan, and organize programs and activities for the youth/children; administrates, adjusts, and improves this set of programs and activities for the young people that focuses on their spiritual growth and a sense of Christian community; adjusts to societal changes without compromising the Christian doctrine; preferably has a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of ministry; preferably has at least five years of experience in family ministry or a closely related field; and also has teaching/mentoring experience with both children and youth. For more information, contact centralchristianbattlecreek@gmail.com.

MICHIGAN—Monroe (MI) Christian Church is seeking a part-time worship minister to lead and develop a growing and dynamic worship ministry. MCC exists to know Christ, love others, and make disciples. The church’s worship ministry is an essential part of fulfilling this mission through the use of relevant and creative worship strategies. MCC’s members come from a variety of backgrounds, and the church strives to create a worship experience that glorifies God and engages all generations. For more information, visit monroechristianchurch.com/worshipminister.

 

JUNE POSTINGS

TENNESSEE—Milligan College in Tennessee invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the area of computer science to begin August 2017. The position requires teaching in a wide range of undergraduate courses with an emphasis on various programming languages, data structures, analysis of algorithms, operating systems, computer networking, and software engineering. Candidate should have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to collegiality and teamwork. Duties also include course development, academic advising, and service on college committees. Candidates should have an earned doctorate in computer science or a closely related discipline, or be ABD, with a firm completion date before August 2017. A commitment to integrating faith and learning in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong Christian faith, commitment to the college mission, and a lifestyle consistent with the college’s goals. Submit an application for employment, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, a response to the Milligan College mission statement, contact information for three professional references, and other supporting materials to computerfacultysearch@milligan.edu. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until position is filled.

PENNSYLVANIA—Lycoming Christian Church in Linden, PA (a suburb of Williamsport), is seeking a preaching/pastoral minister. The goal of the ministry is to preach dynamically from the pulpit, pastorally shepherd the congregation, and share in leadership as defined in God’s Word. For an application and information packet, send a request to office@lycomingchristianchurch.org or a letter to Lycoming Christian Church, Attn: Robert Williams, 20 Chapel Hill Road, Linden, PA 17744. The application deadline is August 31, 2016.

MISSOURI—The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home, O’Fallon, MO, a long-term Christian housing option for pregnant and parenting teen mothers, is looking for a highly flexible, fun-loving, godly couple to serve as respite houseparents. This position allows full-time houseparents much needed rest and refreshment away from The Nest every other weekend Friday through Sunday. Respite houseparents stay at the house with the teen residents and their children, providing spiritual direction, home making, recreation, and consistent quality direct care. A full job description and qualifications are located at www.thesparrowsneststl.org/about-us/staff/career-opportunity-respite-house-parents/. Direct questions to Carissa Figgins, carissa@thesparrowsneststl.org.

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