Ministry Opportunities

Is your church searching for a new Pastor?

The National Minister’s Office offers a variety of resources to assist Pastoral Search Committees in the search process to find a biblically grounded, evangelical pastor.  Order resources for your Pastoral Search Committee via 877-424-1472 or natmin@evangelicalassociation.org.

ALABAMASt. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church of Cullman, AL is seeking a full time (or part time) Minister of Music and Worship Arts who understands and appreciates the variety of ways God can be worshipped vocally, instrumentally, and through other artistic mediums.  We are seeking to call a devoted follower of Christ who can provide creative leadership within the context of the church’s ministry and theological tradition and who will provide direction and guidance for multiple worship styles.  For a complete description of the position and requirements, please contact the Rev. Dr. John Richter at jwrichter3@yahoo.com or 256-734-0344.

 

CONNECTICUTGrace Community Church in New Caanan (www.gracecommunity.info)  is seeking a full-time Family Discipleship Pastor.  The Family Pastor will create and oversee an engaging, vibrant and comprehensive ministry for families and children from birth through high school.  Responsibilities:
* Oversee Youth & Children’s Ministries by developing strategies for reaching and teaching children and teens through programming on Sunday, as well as mid-week events and activities.
* Work with the Youth Pastor and Family Ministry Coordinator on strategies to reach and engage parents and children by creating a warm, welcoming environment that encourages friendships and connection.
* Build meaningful parental partnership to encourage, support and disciple families spiritually and emotionally.
* Provide pastoral care and support for families, children, and pre-teens.
* Major emphasis on Discipleship of families rather than preaching from the pulpit.
* An enthusiastic team player to work with our Pastoral and Admin teams to serve our church community in a modern and culturally relevant way.
Qualifications/Desired Traits:
* Master of Divinity Degree with 8 plus years experience working at a bible based church
* Authentic passion and desire to connect with families and their children to help them grow and live out their Christian faith.
* Sensitivity/ability to being culturally relevant by understanding the balance of people who are new to their faith/mature in their faith.
* An enthusiastic team builder to work with staff, volunteers, Elders, Planning Team, and Small Groups within Grace Community Church.
* Relational, with a genuine desire to build relationships within the church and out in the community.
* A self-starter who is able to initiate, lead and follow through on programs and initiatives.
* Intuitive, with the ability to navigate the culture of Fairfield County, and the diverse landscape within GCC.
*Tech savvy, adept at the use of social media to create excitement and enthusiasm that will reach people for Christ.
Contact Senior Pastor Cliffe Knechtle by email at:  cknechtle@hotmail.com or call him directly at 203– 966 – 8431

IOWASt. Peter’s Christian Community Church in New Albin, Iowa seeks a part-time interim or permanent pastor.  St. Peter’s has been shepherded by a bivocational pastor for the past decade and a half. While we are seeking a permanent shepherd to take on this flock long term, we also recognize the wisdom of seeking the help and guidance of an interim pastor who will help us with congregational reflection and analysis so that we have a better idea of the qualities and gifts we should be seeking.  Thus we are seeking applicants interested in either interim ministry or a long-term pastorate, or interim with the consideration to remain as a permanent shepherd. Realistically we are looking for a part-time or bivocational pastor as at present the church budget is not robust enough to support a pastor and family full time, but perhaps this can change with time and with the right person leading us to growth.
St. Peter’s has been a congregation for over 130 years and has people buried in its cemetery who were baptized, married, and buried out of St. Peter’s, some as second or even third generation members! There is a rich tradition here. We also have families who have joined in the past decade, and one family that is new within 2017. We need more growth for the present health of the congregation; we also need growth for its future health, as we look down the generations and try to envision the work St. Peter’s could do for the Lord as our children and grandchildren take their places as its leaders and financial support.
The salary is negotiable depending on the commitment the pastor wishes to make. We do have a well maintained parsonage next door to the church which is currently rented but can be made available to a pastor family if needed.
St. Peter’s gives away well over a tenth of its annual income in missions work both formal and informal, supporting a 5-minute weekly radio devotional on local radio, working with other Christians in the area to support a Christian outreach project in New Albin, offering support to the needy in the area through emergency financial support, sending substantial funds to support a Catholic missions hospital in Cameroon, West Africa, and other ad hoc ministries. The congregation is debt free, having owned its church building for many years and paying cash for an addition that was built since 2000. It also owns a lovely hillside cemetery where brothers and sisters in the church are laid to their final rest. Services are held weekly, with Sunday school for the children held after services during the school year, and coffee and other refreshments served nearly every week. The women’s fellowship group holds a monthly meeting and luncheon that is open to the community. Adult bible studies are held in series based on topic and are scheduled around the pastor’s availability. We have a long time relationship with a church just across the border in Minnesota and have shared a pastor in the past, and a future partnership may be considered though is not presently arranged.
New Albin is served by the Eastern Allamakee Unified School District, with the elementary school in New Albin and the middle and high schools in the next town to the south, Lansing. Class sizes are small, and the school is staffed by devoted administrators and teachers who truly know every child personally. The school district has a long tradition of excellence in baseball and softball, track and field, volleyball, speech, music and drama. A community college serves the area with on-site classes, satellite classrooms and online courses, and is connected with the excellent Iowa four-year state university system. Across the river in Wisconsin are a number of other excellent higher education institutions.
The area is wonderful for outdoor recreation, being right on the Mississippi, with water sports, fishing, hunting, and hiking. The town is on the Great River Road with its bicycle trail in constant use throughout biking season. We believe we live in one of the most beautiful spots in the Upper Midwest. People pay to come vacation here, but we get to live here all the time!
Resumes and inquiries may be sent to Lisa Frichte at landb@acegroup.cc

 

MARYLAND – Salem Reformed Church, located in a beautiful rural area west of Hagerstown, MD, near I-81 is searching for an experienced full-time pastor.  Applicants must be experienced in the ministry.  A Master of Divinity degree is preferred.  Our church is a member of the Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Christian Churches and has a rich heritage going back to its beginning in 1747.  Our church has an active youth group which is very involved in Group Mission Trips mission work.  The church has one worship service on Sundays with an average attendance of 130-140.  We are looking for a pastor who is ordained, being educated in a Bible believing seminary or college.  He/She must believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God and that the only way to salvation is through Jesus Christ.  We would welcome a pastor who is caring and compassionate and shares our conservative Christian values.  Our congregation is warm, caring and outgoing.  Salary and benefits will be commensurate with education and experience.  Cover letter, resume, and at least three references may be emailed to pjschneb33@gmail.com

MICHIGANEmanuel United Church of Christ is seeking a full-time pastor for her 578 member congregation in Manchester, Michigan.   Surrounded by a beautiful four-township area, Manchester Village is a picturesque community nestled on the banks of the River Raisin in southwestern Washtenaw County – 20 miles from Ann Arbor and Jackson, 40 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and 60 miles from the cities of Detroit and Lansing.  Founded in 1862 Emanuel Church has served the community for over 155 years.  Our historic sanctuary built in 1882 is the centerpiece of an entire church complex which includes educational and office space, Church Hall and Parsonage.  We offer a competitive and comprehensive salary and benefit package commiserate with the applicant’s background and experience.  Emanuel is a traditional congregation but one open to new ideas and positive change. The congregation actively participates in community events and supports the Manchester community in a number of way. We are seeking a pastor of deep faith and vision who will develop a strong bond with us as we move forward with our mission in our community and our world. Interested individuals are ask to visit the church website at emanuelucc.org to view our church profile and videos of our church and local area.  Review of profiles / resumes will begin in mid February. Questions may be directed to Kelly Blaine, Search Chair, at kwblaine@att.net or 734-428-0741.  [Please note that this church is in the United Church of Christ denomination and is not part of the Evangelical Association.  They have indicated an interest in expanding their search beyond their denomination, but it will be up to prospective candidates to determine if they are a good theological fit for the church.]

 

NORTH CAROLINAGrace Lower Stone Reformed Church is located near Rockwell, NC, approximately thirty miles Northeast of Charlotte. It is one of the oldest churches in North Carolina, organized around 1750 as a Reformed congregation. As such, we are looking for a pastor with a strong German Reformed background. As per Article IV of our constitution the pastor must: “Have an undergraduate degree and a Masters of Divinity, be a member of the church, called by Christ to the ministry of the Word, ordained and consecrated by prayer and the laying on of hands to preach the gospel, to exercise pastoral oversight, to administer the holy sacraments and to perform the rites of the church.”
The congregation requests the pastor be a strong spiritual leader proclaiming the Bible as the true word of our one and only God which includes a strong prayer life. Can both effectively minister to the sick, aged, and youth while also having a strong sense of direction for the church’s needs. Grace Lower Stone Reformed Church is financially stable with no debt, and offers a comprehensive salary/benefits package. The candidate can be assured that their resume will be prayerfully and confidentially reviewed and discussed as we follow God’s hand in our search for our next spiritual leader. A church profile and other information is available upon request. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
For more information call: (704) 279-4176 (church office)  Email: 
gracelowerstone@charlotte.twcbc.com Attention: Pastor Search Committee – Dr. David Maxwell   Website: www.gracelowerstonechurch.org


NORTH CAROLINAPleasant Ridge Christian Church in Greensboro, NC is seeking a part-time Youth Leader.  The ideal candidate will seek to empower young people to act as disciples of Christ in our world today by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry; specifically, fostering personal and spiritual growth in the areas of:  group building, worship, discipleship and missions with a strong emphasis on outreach.  To submit a resume and/or receive a detailed position description, please contact Pastor Bill Meredith at bsmeredit@aol.com or mail your resume to the church at 2049 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 to the attention of the Youth Leader Search Committee.

 NORTH CAROLINA – Beck’s Reformed Church, located in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina and in the town of Lexington, is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor.   Beck’s believes the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, and inspired Word of God and Christ Jesus is heralded as Lord and Savior. Beck’s is seeking leadership that will Biblically direct and assist the congregation as it continues to build its vision as a community of faith and service. The church staff includes a full time Youth-Director, part-time Music Director, and a secretary. Beck’s provides a traditional and a non-traditional service, while offering scheduled programs for children through senior citizen.  For more information and an application, go to www.beckschurch.com where you can download the required forms or contact the church secretary at churchsecretary@beckschurch.com or 336-357-2369.

OHIO – St. Paul’s Evangelical Church Trail Run, a small, rural congregation near Sardis in southeastern Ohio is seeking a part-time pastor.  Our congregation is affiliated with the Evangelical Association and we are looking for a Bible believing minister who loves and adheres to the truth of Scripture and enjoys pastoral work and people.  Some specific duties of the position include preaching, teaching a weekly adult Bible study, conducting Confirmation classes for youth and doing pastoral visitation.  The salary and benefits package can be adjusted to meet the needs of the individual pastor and includes four weeks of paid vacation and a three bedroom ranch style parsonage with all utilities paid.  We recognize that depending on the situation, our pastor may wish to secure additional employment to supplement the pastoral salary, and a custodial position is available at the church as well as other opportunties in the surrounding communities.  For a detailed description of the position, to ask questions or to submit a resume, please contact Chuck Merckle at trumpetmantoo@gmail.com  You can also visit our website at:  https://sites.google.com/site/ stpaulschurchtrailrun/home

PENNSYLVANIAFull time pastorSalem Church of Rough & Ready is located in the rural community of Rough & Ready, PA which is approximately one hour north of Harrisburg, PA.   Current membership is 400 people with an average weekly attendance of 100, and is comprised of a diversity of ages from a large group of youth to devoted senior citizen members.   We are seeking a Godly person to be our pastor who will lead our congregation in following its mission statement of “Serving the Lord through faith, fellowship, & outreach”.  Our next pastor should possess a strong understanding of the Word of God, and have a desire to abide by God’s laws and commandments.  As a conservative, evangelical church that is part of the Evangelical Association, we are pro-life and support the traditional, biblical definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.   The successful candidate will:

-work well with people of all ages

-make pastoral calls to those in need

-be a person of prayer who loves the Lord Jesus Christ

-be a compassionate and a caring person who can effectively counsel to people in crisis

-reach out to inactive members and make pastoral calls on all members

-work well with committees and officers

-be an inspiring and compelling preacher

-lead by personal example

-encourage people to apply their faith in daily life

The successful candidate will be required to lead one Sunday service each week, conduct weddings and funerals as well additional services throughout the year (ex. Lent), take an active role in the Adult Sunday School, lead Confirmation classes, hold Bible studies, and be active in the Tri-Valley Ministerium.  Our vision is to continue growing in wisdom, membership, missions and youth ministry.

The minimum educational requirement is a degree from a Bible College.   Benefits package is available.  The church parsonage is located approximately two miles from the church.  This is available for your housing, and is expected to be available for church meetings and functions.  Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to:  Elaine Dietrich, Pastor Search Committee member, at ddietrich@tds.net

 


PENNSYLVANIA​ – ​Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church ​, a conservative, Bible-centered Christian church located in Woxall, PA ​is seeking an ordained and experienced Pastor​ to ​lead the ​church.​  We are affiliated with the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches. ​The new Pastor will be the sole pastor and should have experience in planning and leading worship, share​ our same theological values, ​and possess a gift for compassion and inspiration to help develop and strengthen faith among members.  In our small, but growing congregation that spans multiple generations, the candidate should be effective not only in preaching the Word of God but also ​in relating sermons to daily life. Our historic church is ​nestled in a picturesque rural setting where the charm of a small town is directly situated next to expanding suburban communities and conveniently located within an hour of Philadelphia.  If you are interested in joining our church family, please request additional information by e-mailing: pastor.search@ogrc.org Resumes of candidates can be submitted to this e-mail address.  Or, mail to:  Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, PO Box 44, Woxall, PA 18979-0044 – website: https://ogrc.org/

 

PENNSYLVANIA – SALEM EVANGELICAL AND REFORMED CHURCH, REAMSTOWN, PA is seeking apart-time Worship Director (10-15 hours/week). The Worship Director will work closely with the pastor and elders to plan and lead worship services that draw the congregation into worship aligned with Biblical truth and doctrine with a focus on the glory of God. They must demonstrate musical knowledge and proficiency, piano or guitar skills, a confidence and ability to lead congregational singing, a capability to lead and teach volunteers in the music ministry (praise and worship teams and choir), and a value for music that exalts Christ, whether ancient hymns or modern songs/hymns. They will also have an understanding of and proficiency in audio/visual technology. Finally and most importantly, they must demonstrate a love for Jesus, a high regard for Scripture, and a God-given desire, gifting, and calling to lead the congregation of a local church in musical worship. For a full job description, or to submit a resume, please contact Pastor Joel Hertzog at joel@salemchurchreamstown.org.


PENNSYLVANIA – Grace Reformed Church in Troxelville, Pennsylvania, located 50 miles north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking a local part-time (20 hours/week) Ordained Pastor.  Grace Reformed, being small and rural, continues to follow our traditional Evangelical and Reformed roots and seeks a Godly Pastor who will follow that commitment.  Travel or moving expenses are the responsibility of the prospective applicant/Pastor.  For more information please contact Sandra Kline, Consistory President, at 570-658-7721 or email her at redheadsmom07@yahoo.com .


AFRICA – Chingola, Zambia.  Mature Christians who are called as missionaries are needed to work as Secondary School Teachers, Primary School Teachers, Dorm Parents and support staff.  Willing to raise financial and prayer support to serve at Amano Christian School in Chingola, Zambia.  Seeking one or two-year commitment to 140 student Grade 1-12 Christian school in Central Africa.  Please visit our website www.amanocs.org  or write: frank.wittmann@amanocs.org


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