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Grace Christian Church, Herndon, Vir.
Grace Christian Church (PCA) is seeking candidates for assistant pastor. The Assistant Pastor will be responsible for:
- Casting vision and providing leadership for the direction of the young adult ministry under the general oversight of the senior pastor and in conjunction with the Session;
- Shepherding young adults and young professionals (which may also include people from affinity age groups such as college students) through prayer and ministry of the Word; caring for their spiritual needs through visits and in-person interactions;
- Designing and organizing young adult fellowship and outreach activities to form a bond of love and friendship among the members, and to evangelize to unbelievers in this age group;
- On an as-needed basis, assisting the GCC pastors in various other ministry aspects, to include some preaching, teaching and leading worship;
- Attend as an observer to regular Session meetings and participate in church government discussions.
A successful candidate will meet the following minimum criteria:
- Seminary Graduate: An M.Div. degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school is required.
- Serving Experience: A minimum of two years of church leadership experience is expected, preferably in a cross-cultural context.
- Sensitivity to issues in a multicultural, multilingual, and multigenerational congregation are essential.
- Willingness to work in a multi-staff environment.
- Passion, demonstrated effectiveness and proficiency in teaching God's Word to young adults and professionals and proven expository preaching skills.
Grace Christian Church is a growing congregation, especially in the number of young adults and early-career professionals from the community. We are in need of a pastor who has the burden to reach out and minister to this energetic and dynamic group. A pastoral search committee has been formed by the session to include congregation representatives. They will begin reviewing applicants immediately. We are inviting all interested and qualified men to apply. See here for a complete description and application instructions.
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, Mount Airy, N.C.
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church (OPC) is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to lead the congregation with the Session through Christ-centered preaching, teaching, pastoral care and outreach to the lost.
We are a small-town congregation that was organized in 2004 and currently has 80 communicant members, some of whom worship at our daughter mission work in Winston-Salem. Our organizing pastor recently resigned for health reasons. We sincerely desire to love one another and those who come in contact with us. We are committed to the biblical, Reformed, and confessional heritage in worship, church life, and our witness to the lost. We believe that growth in the church is in God's sovereign control and that our focus should be on glorifying God by being obedient in to His word in our worship, church life, and proclamation of the gospel. We desire an under-shepherd to teach the Word of God and demonstrate a Christ-like lifestyle to our community, and to disciple our members to do the same.
A candidate with an M.Div. from a theologically-conservative Reformed seminary is strongly preferred. Contact Ruling Elder Mike Shields of the Pulpit Search Committee at crpc.mountairy.search@gmail.
Chalcedon Presbyterian Church, Cumming, Ga.
Chalcedon Presbyterian Church (RPCUS) is looking to engage a music director. This can be a full-time or a part-time position, and the candidate can be either a seminary student or a graduate who has a gift in music and who would be able to prepare the music for worship.
Preferably, the candidate should be able to play an instrument and be able to train a small choir.
Chalcedon Presbyterian is a church with a small congregation in the greater Atlanta area. Contact Mr. Bill Brown, (770) 653 5638. Web site: Web site: chalcedon.org/
Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Culleoka, Tenn.
Hopewell Presbyterian Church (ARP) seeks a full-time Pastor to teach and preach the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Session seeks a Pastor who will assist and walk beside the Ruling Elders in training, instructing, and ministering to the members of the Hopewell congregation. Our vision is to equip and instruct the saints for the purpose of expanding the Kingdom of God in our community. We want to be an outwardly focused church which honors our King in thought, word, and deed for the glory of God. We seek to be a church where orthodoxy and orthopraxy are one and the same.
The Hopewell Church is located in central Tennessee. We are roughly between 15-20 families with an average Sunday morning attendance of 60-80 people. Our annual budget is approximately $122,000. We have an umbrella school for our members in order to facilitate their ability to homeschool. It is also our vision to provide our children with an understanding of their Presbyterian Christian heritage.
Hopewell is 70 per cent made up of people living in the community and 30 per cent of those traveling 30-45 minutes to attend. We do have a manse which is located on the church grounds, and we are in the process of building (without debt) an activities building to facilitate greater mission activities.
See requirements of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church. Form of Government, Chapter 9 - The Minister (Description and Qualifications of a Minister).
Salary and benefits: $75,000 including health insurance, retirement, and manse.
Starting date: March 1, 2017.
Contact: Chairman of Search Committee Elder Dave Rentschler, Mobile: 931-209-5720. E-mail: email@example.com.
Church address: 1820 Hopewell Rd, Culleoka TN 38451.
Web site: hopewellarp.org/
Fairview Presbyterian Church, Fountain Inn, S.C.
Fairview Presbyterian Church (PCA) is seeking an individual to fill the position of Pastoral Administrative Internship. This is a two-year internship with combined secretarial and pastoral responsibilities. This role is designed as a training opportunity to equip a seminary student for pastoral ministry as the intern assists in the pastoral and administrative needs of our congregation.
The applicant must be committed to pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America. The applicant must be committed to a personal ministry of proclamation of the historic Reformed Faith delivered once for all to the Saints, having personally accepted the singular saving Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Scripture as the inerrant and infallible rule of faith and practice, and having personally committed to model Biblical discipleship in his or her daily life. The applicant must be in good personal standing with his seminary. The applicant must also have references from at least one faculty member from his seminary, one from his local pastor, and one from a member of the Ministerial or Candidates Committee in the Presbytery with whom he is under care. In addition, the applicant must pass a background check.
· Greet people who come to the office
· Answer phones and basic inquiries
· Take messages for the pastor
· Satisfy internship requirements necessary for graduation
· Assist in Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings teaching
· Assist in worship
· Assist in visitation
· Participate in monthly mentoring meetings and complete mentoring assignments
· Maintain current directory
· Maintain membership files/role/discipline records
· Maintain mailing lists, church databases
· Session minutes
· Assist in creating letters, reports, discipleship materials, proofreading
· Give clerical support to church program staff/volunteers for special events and programs such as VBS, Fall Festival, Christmas Eve.
· Maintain master calendar
· Order and maintain office supply inventory and office equipment
· Perform other tasks as assigned by the pastor
Hours: Part-time; approximately 16-18 hours per week.
Please send resume and ministerial data form to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 3, 2017.
We are a historic Presbyterian Church located in the heart of the Upstate of South Carolina in Fountain Inn, S.C., near Greenville. This year we celebrate over 230 years of God’s faithfulness! We have a rich heritage in the gospel and desire to be a faithful witness of Christ to one another, our community and to the ends of the earth. Our aim is to express the preeminence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all that we do. For this reason, we desire to be true to the Scriptures, the Reformed Faith, and obedient to the Great Commission. We invite you to find out more information at www.fairviewpca.com.
Address: 126 Fairview Church Rd., Fountain Inn SC 29644. Phone: 864-862-2403. Contact: Pastor Jonathan Williams (email@example.com).
Ligonier Ministries, Sanford, Florida
Ligonier Ministries is seeking a full-time associate editor to add to its editorial team in Orlando, Florida. The associate editor serves the ministry by helping with content creation and by managing, editing, and proofing various forms of content for the ministry in close collaboration with other editors. This includes content related to Ligonier brands such as Reformation Trust.
Ligonier Ministries is an international Christian discipleship organization founded by theologian Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971 to equip Christians to articulate what they believe and why they believe it, how to live it and how to share it. Proclaiming God's holiness is central to our purpose. Headquartered in Sanford, Fla., we currently have over 100 employees serving our constituents around the world.
- Bachelor’s degree; M.Div. from a Reformed seminary preferred.
- Member in good standing of a confessional church, Presbyterian or Reformed.
- Able to subscribe (with approved exceptions) to the Westminster Standards or the Three Forms of Unity.
- Broad knowledge of social media and of conversations taking place in Christian and secular magazines and on blogs and news outlets.
- Experience in journalism or editorial field, especially as it relates to maintaining style (Chicago) and book production (typesetting, proofreading, etc.).
- Ability to manage multiple projects.
- Great communication skills.
Salary range is open. Ligonier offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees, including medical, dental, 401K after meeting eligibility and paid time off.
Covenanters ARP Church
Covenanters ARP Church in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, is seeking a full-time pastor to lead the congregation through Christ-centered preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. Covenanters is a smaller rural congregation about fifteen years old and is committed to the Biblical, Reformed, and confessional heritage in worship, church life, and witness.
The qualifications are as described in chapter 9, "The Minister," of ARP Standards Form of Government. Salary and benefits to be determined. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Church web site: covenantersarp.weebly.com. Address: 6185 Hwy. 1, Cambridge NS B0P1E0, Canada. Phone: 902-681-0734.
Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Middletown, Penn.
Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church seeks a full-time pastor to preach and teach the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The pastor and a mature Session will work together ministering to the saints at Calvary, training them to lead godly and faithful lives, to love one another well and effectively, and to serve faithfully in the Kingdom of God for the purpose of bringing God glory and reaching out to the lost in our community. For information contact Den Ritenour at: email@example.com
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, Fort Pierce, Florida
Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church (OPC), is seeking a pastor to shepherd an active, intergenerational congregation by preaching and teaching Biblical truths. The pastor will be responsible for preaching during two Sunday worship services weekly, teaching at least one Bible study during the week, and other pastoral duties meeting the needs of our congregational families, such as, but not limited to, visitation, funeral services and counseling.
We are looking for a pastor whose personal goal is to live a Christ-like life and, by example, to demonstrates how members should be living their lives throughout the week and not just on Sundays. The candidate must be a self-motivator, mature, have a heart for church growth, a good shepherd of God’s provisions and work well with the church elders and other volunteer staff. He must have a desire to reach out to the unsaved in the local community, preach the Gospel regularly to them, and guide them in the Reformed Faith.
We are a small OPC congregation in St. Lucie County, Florida, with an average attendance of 50 people. Church has a wide range of age groups. We are a family-oriented congregation that desires to equip our saints with effective and meaningful leadership so we may grow our body. We focus on worship, prayer, teaching, serving and discipleship. We use the ESV Bible and serve the Lord’s Supper monthly.
We were established 16 years ago as a church plant of the PCA but later moved to the OPC. The Lord has provided a beautiful property for us on six acres with a sanctuary building and an education building; we are almost debt free.
Qualifications: The candidate must be ordained or able to be ordained in the OPC presbytery. He must preach the whole counsel of God with no deviation from Biblical truth. Previous involvement in a church plant would be helpful.
Submit résumé or Minister Information Form directly to the secretary of the pastor search committee, Susan Piazza, 2535 SE Gowin Drive, Port St. Lucie FL 34952. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 772-971-1295.
Church address: 5150 Oleander Avenue, Fort Pierce FL 34982. Phone: 772-595-0096. Web site: crpcfp.com.
Grace Fellowship Church, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia
Grace Fellowship Church (ARP) is seeking the person of God’s choosing to provide leadership to our youth ministry with a focus on outreach to children and teens in the community through the development of a community youth centre. Grace Fellowship is a small ARP church with a big vision to reach the youth of our community.
Preference will be given to those individuals who have formal Bible and ministry training. Candidates should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biblical or theological studies. For more information about the position, including benefits and a description of the ministry and community, go to the church webpage: gracefellowshipchurch.ca. The deadline for applications is August 22, 2016. Please submit a letter of intent and résumé to Rev. Rick Barnes at email@example.com. Church address: 894 Shore Rd., Sydney Mines, NS, B1V 1B3, Canada. Phone: 902-736-0262.
Boyce Memorial Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain, N.C.
Boyce Memorial Presbyterian Church (ARP) is seeking a part-time, salaried intern. The main purpose of the internship is not for Boyce Memorial ARP Church (BMARP) to get ministry accomplished through the interns. Though this will happen, the main purpose is to build into our interns so that they may better understand God’s calling and the ministry, and thus become better equipped to serve the church in the future. There are many things seminary training can do, but it cannot offer the hands-on-training, one-on-one discipleship, and individual evaluation that working in the local church can. This program is a long-term investment in the global church’s health and well-being.
Any Christian man over the age of 21 who is heading toward pastoral ministry, whether in the local church, church planting, campus ministry, foreign missions, as a chaplain, etc. Although, one aim of the internship is to help the intern assess his personal calling, maturity, and giftedness for ministry, the program is not intended as “something to do” while the intern figures out what’s next in life. It is for young men who are truly sensing God’s call to some form of ministry of the Word. As needed, the Pastor will select intern candidates to recommend to the Session from among a pool of applicants. The intern candidates must then be approved by the Session. The salary range is $7,000-$10,000. For complete information about this program, go here.
- Fill out an application (e-mail Pastor Nick Napier at: info@boycememorial, in order to obtain an application). Fill it out, and return it electronically to the same e-mail address.
- Must agree with our Statement of Faith. Interns should understand that the training they receive and the reading they are assigned will be in broad agreement with the Westminster Standards and other Reformed Confessions and Catechisms, with the intention and hopes that we are raising up Presbyterian and Reformed ministers.
- Must be a member in good standing of a Reformed and evangelical church or be willing to unite with BMARP if not.
- Regularly attend Sunday worship services and other programs during the length of the internship.
- Attend or teach a Sunday School class and be a part of at least one Sessional Committee during the length of the internship.
- Interns need to be already accepted or enrolled in an approved seminary program.
- Be open to considering pastoral ministry in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, include ng the possibility of coming under care of First Presbytery.
Boyce Memorial ARP is a warm, caring, and friendly congregation, located in Kings Mountain, N.C. We are a church devoted to the means of growth in grace outlined in Acts 2:42. We are committed to the centrality, inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of the Word of God.
Address: 111 Edgemont Drive, Kings Mountain NC 28086. Web site: boycememorial.org. Phone: 704-739-4917. Fax: 704-739-5047.
Covenant of Grace Church, Bristol, Conn.
Covenant of Grace Church is seeking a pastor to shepard their congregation. The candidate must be committed to family-integrated church worship, Christian education of children, and be in agreement with the distinctives of the Covenant Presbyterian Church denomination. This is currently a bi-vocational position which we pray through God’s provision and church growth to become full time in the future. Applicants are asked to submit a résumé to Tom Mefford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our church website is: http://www.cogct.org/.
Church Plant in Panama City, Panama
Ministry to the Military & international (PCA) is seeking a candidate to plant a PCA church in Panama City. There is a significant expatriate and English-speaking community in the area. Panama City, Panama has a population of approximately 1.7 million people. It has the fastest growing economy which is tied closely with the Panama Canal. We are looking for an ordinary means of grace minister who will take the Gospel to this world-class city and country.
The candidate must be ordained or meet the requirements for ordination/reception into the PCA. He must have a passion for evangelism, discipleship, and biblical worship. He should be quite open and excited about living in a foreign land.
The pastor will be required to be self-supporting initially. Training for raising support will be provided by Ministry to the Military & International using Kingdom Come Training. Our goal is that the church would become self-supporting within a few years.
Please forward ministerial date form (MDF), résumé, and at least two sermons to Director Doug Hudson at email@example.com after initial phone conversation. Phone: 731.736.3962. Address: 51 Southpointe Dr., Jackson TN 38305.
Ministry to the Military & International is a part of Southeast Alabama Presbytery of the PCA. It is primarily an outreach ministry to the military which includes church planting near bases overseas and placing Evangelism and Discipleship Ministers on bases worldwide. We are now involved in planting Presbyterian and Reformed English-speaking churches overseas.
Church Plant, U.S. Army Garrison, Bavaria, Germany
Ministry to the Military International, a work of the Southeast Alabama Presbytery (PCA), is searching for a Church Planter who is committed to an ordinary means of grace ministry.
The candidate for this ministry must either be ordained in the PCA or must meet the requirements for ordination/reception into the Presbyterian Church In America. Military experience and ID card holder would be very helpful, but not essential. Salary range to be determined. Benefits as outlined on the PCA website.
This is an immediate need. The candidate should submit a current Ministerial Data Form, a resume if available, and two sermons to Director Doug Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for consideration. Address: 51 Southpointe Drive, Jackson TN 38305. Phone: 731-736-3962.
Ministry to the Military International is involved in church planting near overseas U.S. military bases and placing evangelism and discipleship ministers on bases worldwide. While our ministry is directed primarily to the U.S. military members, their families, Department of Defense civilians, and contractors, the churches are open to the indigenous population and other internationals.
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Nationwide)
Would you like to minister to men and women in prison, according to the beliefs of your own church? Chaplains at the Bureau of Prisons administer, supervise, and perform work involved in a program of spiritual welfare and religious guidance for inmates in a correctional setting. All Chaplain vacancies are full time positions. If you are an experienced, credentialed minister with an ecumenical spirit, there is a special community that needs you. The Federal Bureau of Prisons can provide you with an opportunity to do challenging, spiritually satisfying work. Our agency was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons.
- Ordination or membership in an ecclesiastically recognized religious institute of vowed men or women.
- Current ecclesiastical endorsement by the recognized endorsing body of the faith tradition.
- Willingness to provide and coordinate programs for inmates of all faiths
- Necessary credentials and the ability to provide worship services in his/her faith tradition.
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
- A Master of Divinity degree or the equivalent education from an American Theological School (ATS) accredited residential seminary or school of theology:
- 20 graduate hours of theology.
- 20 graduate hours of sacred writings.
- 20 graduate hours of church history or comparative religions AND
- 20 graduate hours of ministry courses.
- At least 2 years of autonomous experience as a religious/spiritual leader in a parish or specialized ministry setting.
Starting salary is $70,192 - $91,255. Benefits: Medical, Thrift Savings Plan, Annual Leave, Federal Law Enforcement Retirement pension, mandatory retirement age is 57. Search for vacant chaplain openings on www.usajobs.gov and apply there. Bureau of Prisons web site: www.bop.gov. Address: 320 First St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20534. Phone: 202-307-3198.
Messiah's Independent Reformed Church, Holland, Mich.
Messiah's Independent Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan is seeking a full time pastor. We are a conservative confessional church of 73 families, upholding the "Three Forms of Unity" as well as the inerrancy of Scripture. Those interested may contact us by e-mail: email@example.com. Web site: m-irc.org.
Presbyterian and Reformed Church, Vicenza, Italy
Ministry to the Military International is seeking pastor/evangelist candidates for a ministry directed to U.S. military personnel, their families, Department of Defense civilians, and civilian contractors in support of the mission. English-speaking internationals would be warmly received in the church. Ministry to the Military International is a church planting ministry of Southeast Alabama Presbytery, PCA. Web site: ministrytothemilitaryinternational.
Candidates must be credentialed or be able to be credentialed in the PCA. Military experience would be helpful. Current Reserve and National Guard chaplains would be good candidates for consideration; however, we would certainly welcome applicants without military experience. We want God's man for the people of God in the Vicenza area. We are looking for someone who is fully committed to an ordinary means of grace ministry. The candidate should be comfortable working in an international community.
Salary to be determined. There would be a benefit package sufficient to provide for the needs of the pastor and his family. Forward Ministerial Data Form and two sermons to TE Doug Hudson, director, at 51 Southpointe Drive, Jackson, Miss. 38305. Phone: 731-736-3962
Ministry to the Military International, Japan
A church planter is needed to begin work near Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan. Military background is highly desirable; however, it is not essential. We are looking for someone to begin an ordinary-means-of-grace ministry. The candidate should be comfortable working in an international setting and without a large network of support nearby. There are approximately 30,000 Americans in the area which includes U.S. military, Department of Defense civilians, civilian contractors and dependents. Our primary target group is the American military community. This work also has the potential to reach internationals.
Candidates must be ordained in the PCA at present or qualified for transfer into the PCA. This position must be self-funded to begin. As the congregation grows and matures, we fully expect it to be self-sustaining within a few years. Ministry to the Military International will secure training for the church planter in the area of fund-raising, using several agencies that provide training for PCA missionaries. Forward Ministerial Data Form and several sermons to TE Doug Hudson, Director of Ministry to the Military International.
Ministry to the Military International is a ministry of Southeast Alabama Presbytery of the PCA. It is a ministry outreach to U.S. soldiers and their families around the world. We currently have four churches near bases overseas, and a fifth one is to begin in early 2014. We also have evangelism and discipleship ministers on two bases in the U.S., working alongside of PCA churches.
First Presbyterian Church, Russellville, Alabama
First Presbyterian Church (PCA, Providence Presbytery) seeks a pastor to help revitalize our small-town congregation in northwest Alabama. We have 20 members, about half of that number, plus occasional visitors, attending any given Sunday morning. We are involved in outreach ministries in the local community of about 10,000. We own our own manse and church facilities, which are in excellent condition and paid for. The present spirit of the congregation is excellent and welcoming. The new pastor would need to partially support himself through another vocation. We are able to supply housing and a salary of $18,000 a year. Jobs are rather scarce in Russellville but can generally be found in Shoals, about 25 miles north. Ability to connect with semi-rural people both young and old would certainly be a plus. We may want to work on a yearly contract basis of some sort. Contact Stated Supply Pastor George M. McGuire (205-681-4080) or Clerk of Session Mike Seal (256-332-5469). Church address: 201 N. Green Ave., Russellville AL 35653. Church phone: 256-332-5730. Web site: www.firstpresrussellville.com.
Eastbridge Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Eastbridge Presbyterian Church (PCA) is seeking a part-time pianist to assist with Sunday morning worship. The person in this position is responsible for working with the senior pastor in choosing the anthems to be sung by the congregation as well as any special music. The pianist will also be coordinating the music with our other instrumentalists. Applicant should have experience playing in a church worship service setting.
E-mail a résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting date: Feb. 1, 2013. Contact person: Gail Marquet. Church address: 3058 Highway 17 N, Mt. Pleasant SC 29466. Phone: 843-849-6111. Web site: www.Eastbridge.org
Ministry to the Military, International
Ministry to the Military, International, a ministry of Southeast Alabama Presbytery (PCA) is seeking full-time pastor/evangelist church planters to establish Presbyterian and Reformed churches near U.S. military bases in Europe and Asia to care for the spiritual needs of our service members and their family members along with Department of Defense civilians, Department of Defense School employees, and contractors.
Ministry to the Military, International is a ministry of outreach to the U.S. military community worldwide through church planting, evangelism and discipleship. Candidates must be ordained in the PCA or meet the requirements for ordination/reception into the Presbyterian Church In America. The church planter must be a self-starter and willing to accept the challenges/opportunities of living and working in an international setting. Military experience would be helpful, but not essential. A number of these bases present an opportunity for ministry to English-speaking internationals. Church planters will be required to raise their initial support. The goal is for the church, once it is established, to be self-supporting. Ministry to the Military will provide fund-raising training for the planter.
Contact TE Doug Hudson, director, at email@example.com. You may also write to Ministry to the Military, 10136 Littlefield Road, Charlotte NC 28214. Call 980.207.3273 for a telephone interview. Submit a Ministerial Data Form and two sermons. Starting dates and salaries are open.