EPC Opportunity List
Updated February 27, 2014
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COMMUNITY EVANGELISTIC EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, KNOXVILLE, TN – seeking a Senior Pastor who will be responsible for providing, on a full-time basis, the day-to-day pastoral duties for a culturally diverse 200+ member congregation located in an urban environment. In addition to providing pastoral duties, other duties and qualifications include but are not limited to:
- Gifted (by the Holy Spirit) as a Pastor-Teacher
- Degreed and seminary trained (required)
- Reformed theological views (required)
- EPC ordination or eligibility for ordination (required)
- Maturity, having at least 5+ years in ministering the Word of God (experience as an Assistant or Associate Pastor will be considered)
- Hands on experience with developing, implementing and maintaining an urban ministry
- Willingness to increase cultural diversity within the local church body
- Leadership ability to initiate and support Children and Youth Ministries
- Willingness to develop other Inreach Ministries
- Proven ability for developing an Outreach Ministry within the community
- Good administrative skills
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Experience in counseling
- Visit the sick and shut-in
Interested candidates should submit their resume with cover letter to Community Evangelistic Evangelical Presbyterian Church, PO Box 14579, Knoxville, TN 37914, Attention: Pastor Search Committee.
CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF STAPLETON, NE - is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor. Cornerstone is a recently formed EPC church which currently shares facilities with the First Presbyterian of Stapleton, a PCUSA church. Membership in Cornerstone consists of 80% of the original PCUSA congregation that has been in this small farming/ranching community for 125 years. They are a Bible-believing, Christ-centered, Gospel-sharing church that prefers a traditional/blended worship service in an up-to-date format. They are mission-minded, community-minded and visionary, desiring an evangelistic outreach. With an average attendance of 48, the church currently has 48 members. They are looking for a pastor who:
- Loves the Lord and preaches/teaches His word
- Will shepherd the flock, visit the sick and shut-ins
- Desires to reach out to community members, youth and children
- Is helpful in music ministry
- Is adaptable to rural living
- Feels called by God to serve this particular church
To be considered for this position, please e-mail a copy of your Personal Information Form to Beth Lanka, Chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee, at .
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SHARON, PA is prayerfully seeking the person God has selected to be their full-time Senior Pastor who:
- Is an effective preacher/speaker
- Helps people develop their spiritual life
- Is an effective administrator
- Is a person who cultivates a close, devotional personal relationship with God
- Encourages people to relate their faith to their daily lives
- Encourages others to assume and carry out leadership
- Has a strong commitment and loyalty to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)
- Is ordained or eligible for ordination by the EPC.
Founded in 1858, Covenant Presbyterian Church has enjoyed a strong commitment to sound Biblical preaching, teaching and worship. They chose to become a part of the EPC in 2013 and are committed to providing Christian education that is relevant and steeped in the Reformed faith. Their diverse membership is unified in the love of Christ and their belief in the EPC’s Essentials of Faith.
If you feel that this may be where God is calling you to serve, please direct your PIF and cover letter to Covenant Presbyterian Church, c/o Don Hutchinson, Chairman of the Pastoral Nominating Committee, 263 East State Street, Sharon, PA 16146 or via e-mail to or call the church office at 724-981-3535724-981-3535. Also, for further information view their Church Information Form or visit Covenant Presbyterian Church’s website at www.covenantsharon.org.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORANGE, CALIFORNIA – seeks a Senior Pastor and, having recently joined the EPC, is prayerfully and eagerly anticipating the future. They feel poised, confident, challenged and blessed in new ways to make a difference in their community. Their mission is to provide a ministry deeply rooted in the Presbyterian tradition that reaches out and invites all people to join in the life and love of Jesus Christ, to nurture them in Christian faith and to equip them for a life of service in the kingdom of God. The 450 member congregation occupies a well equipped campus including a traditional sanctuary - all in beautiful Orange County, California.
They prayerfully seek a pastor who will build upon the strong foundation of a talented, dedicated and stable support staff, active Sunday school classes, a respected community Christian school and an outstanding music ministry. The church eagerly anticipates the opportunity to welcome a relational and innovative pastor who is committed to sharing the gospel through strong biblical preaching that leads to transformed lives.
The characteristics of this pastor should include:
- Is an excellent preacher/teacher with a warm and engaging personality, is passionate and caring and finds joy in helping fellow believers develop their spiritual lives
- A relationship with God that is intimate and devoted
- Strong leadership skills and vision
- Continues to develop his/her theological and biblical skills
- Is an excellent leader who is mature and emotionally secure
- Has a vision for furthering our outreach ministry to the community thereby growing the church
- Makes pastoral calls on people in hospitals/nursing homes or confined at home
- Has experience leading both traditional and contemporary worship styles
- Can do ministry in a culturally diverse area.
If you feel you are the person that God has chosen to lead this congregation, please submit your PIF to Everett Geis at or visit their website (www.covp.org).
FAITH CHURCH BROWNSVILLE, BROWNSVILLE, TX – Charismatic Presbyterians! Yes, you heard right. That is what sets Faith Church apart. And that is why “Alive in the Spirit, Grounded in the Word” is their motto. This small session-led congregation, located near the Mexican border, has a passion for the Holy Spirit and loves His ministry in gifts among them. While they enjoy Spirit-filled contemporary worship, they equally love good solid expository Bible teaching full of application, exhortation and encouragement. Visitors regularly comment on the spirit of genuine love they feel in this congregation.
Faith Church is looking forward to God providing an encouraging Pastor - a man who walks in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, who is able to minister, counsel and teach and to help them move forward into their next season. Click here for a copy of their Church Information Form. If you feel that God may be leading you to be a part of Faith Church, please e-mail your Personal Information Form to Search Committee Chair Carol du Bois by e-mail at or by mail to Faith Church Brownsville, 1154 Los Ebanos Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520.
FIRST EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FRANKFORT, IN – seeks a full-time Senior Pastor to serve an active, mission-minded congregation of approximately 300. Set in a small rural Indiana community of 16,000+ people, Frankfort offers: new schools, outstanding library facilities, beautiful parks and many other features including the extension of Ivy Tech Community College which is under construction.
First Evangelical Presbyterian’s mission includes:
- Making God great among them and in the world (Exaltation)
- Leading others to Christ and discipling them (Edification)
- Extending the Gospel to our community and the world (Evangelism)
They seek a pastor who:
- Loves the Lord and stands on Biblical Truth
- Preaches and teaches with the purpose of growing faith and knowledge so that their daily lives will reflect their relationship with Jesus Christ
- Has a heart for missions
- Has leadership qualities necessary to lead a staff consisting of an Associate Pastor, Director of Worship/Music, Director of Care Ministry, Organist/Keyboardist, Office Manager and custodial staff
For more information about First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, visit their website at www.fpcfrankfort.org or view their Church Information Form with complete Position Description.
Interested applicants should direct their EPC Personal Information Form (PIF) no later than June 15, 2014 to Eric Davis, Pastor Search Committee Chairman at or by mail to: Pastor Search Committee, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041 - Attn: Eric Davis.
FIRST EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HUMBOLDT, TN – is seeking a full-time Minister and Evangelist who will help them spread God’s Word to their community and beyond. Their mission is to:
- Reach out and share the Love of God
- Create disciples grounded in the Word of God
- Nurture those in their midst
- Provide opportunities to serve
- Keep it real
Prior to becoming a member of the EPC in 2012, they were known as First Presbyterian Church which has been part of the Humboldt area since 1825. The congregation moved into a beautiful new 22,800 square foot facility in the fall of 2005, complete with a large sanctuary, office space, class rooms, library, commercial kitchen, media room and a spacious life center. The new building is located on 15 acres with significant space for future expansion. It also houses their Presbyterian Day School which has consistently been awarded the highest rating the State of Tennessee confers on a day care facility.
They are most blessed with a generous, loving, and caring congregation.
The economic make-up of the area is farming and small-to-medium size businesses with a general area population of 16,925. Humboldt is located 15 miles from Jackson, 75 miles from Memphis and 118 miles from Nashville, TN.
The Minister they are seeking will perform normal pastoral duties for a congregation of 95 members. Additionally, the Minister, at a minimum, must be:
- A spiritual leader with the gift of preaching, teaching and evangelism
- EPC ordained or eligible for EPC ordination
- Able to assist ruling elders in the management of the church
- A leader who can assist session, elders and committees of the church, when needed
- Someone who can work in the community to attract others to their church and to God’s Word
- Willing to try new approaches to utilizing their spacious facility to reach those in their community who need a place to belong, a loving and caring family environment, guidance in understanding God’s Word and His Grace.
First Evangelical Presbyterian Church approves the ordination of women as Ruling Elders. For additional information about the church, please visit their website at www.firstpresbyterianhumboldt.com as well as view their Church Information Form. Interested candidates should send their Personal Information Form, resume and cover letter via e-mail to or by sending same to the attention of the Pastoral Search Committee at 1528 Presbyterian Drive, Humboldt, TN 38343.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, THOMASVILLE, GA - seeks a full-time Senior Pastor to join them as they experience a revived sense of God’s purpose. This 470-member congregation was accepted into the EPC in October 2013. They have emerged from their lengthy discernment process with a spirit of renewal and unity. Founded in 1853, First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville is a multi-generational congregation with a rich sense of sound Biblical teaching. Their mission is to provide a ministry deeply rooted in the Reformed and Presbyterian tradition that reaches out and invites all people to join in the life and love of Jesus Christ, to nurture them in Christian faith and to equip them for a life of service in the kingdom of God.
They prayerfully seek a pastor who will build upon the strong foundation of a talented and stable support staff, active Sunday school classes, a well-respected community preschool program, an outstanding music ministry and a vibrant 38 year old World Mission Conference. Their historic sanctuary anchors a four building campus just steps from Thomasville’s charming downtown.
Rich in history, Thomasville is a small town in the heart of southwest Georgia just 2 hours from Florida’s gulf coast beaches and 35 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida. Thomas County offers three outstanding school systems, a thriving arts community, a recognized regional hospital, a small private university, an expanding technical college and a vibrant downtown. Thomasville is a wonderful place to live and work, whether raising a family or planning retirement. To learn more about FPC Thomasville and their community please view their YouTube video, visit the church’s website at www.fpcthomasville.org, view their Church Information Form, Time and Talents Form and explanation or contact Search Committee Chairman Harry T. Jones at .
The ideal candidate:
- Is a seminary graduate, ordained or eligible for ordination in EPC
- Is an effective preacher/teacher with a warm, engaging personality who finds joy in knowing fellow believers and is ready to help them develop their spiritual lives
- Can help grow their membership both in spirit and in number
- Can help them establish their place in their new denomination by being actively involved in Presbytery and the EPC mission efforts
To apply for this position e-mail your Personal Information Form to or provide a hard copy by mail to First Presbyterian Church, 225 East Jackson Street, Thomasville, GA 31792, Attn: Search Committee.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN MORA, MN - has a challenging, full-time Pastor position available. This church, established in 1898, is a new member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) having originally been associated with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). By becoming a member of the EPC, they have demonstrated their faithfulness and obedience to Jesus Christ as its only and sovereign Lord.
Mora, Minnesota is a community of about 3500 people and is located approximately 60 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. As Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” it is a play land for the outdoor enthusiast and also an area with great economic as well as cultural diversity. Many advantages, therefore, await the successful candidate both personally and spiritually.
First Presbyterian has adopted the philosophy of being “all in” for Jesus; and, resting fully in the knowledge that the pastor for their church is already chosen by God, they are led to search for candidates with the following qualifications:
A person –
- who loves and serves the Lord Jesus Christ and is guided by the Holy Spirit
- who has a vision for furthering an outreach ministry to the community thereby growing the Church
- with Reformed theological views who is either EPC-ordained or eligible for ordination in the EPC
- with a fresh enthusiasm for performing the following
- planning and leading worship
- expanding areas of Biblical study
- visiting elderly, shut-ins and those who are ill
- reaching out to and being involved in community programs and events
- having a genuine care and concern for others
- leading the growth and expanding the ministries of their church in concert with Session, Deacons and various committees.
If you think you may be the person that God has chosen to lead this congregation, please submit your application/PIF by e-mail to for a copy of their Church Information Form.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF LAREDO (EPC), LAREDO, TX - is prayerfully seeking a Pastor to lead their small biblically based church.
The pastor will lead and plan worship services, moderate session meetings, assist Ruling Elders in church management, visit the sick and be actively involved in cultivating relationships with local churches of other denominations. Guidance on topics for Bible studies, Sunday school and catechism (when needed) will be gratefully received. They are looking for someone who:
- Loves the Lord and is biblically based and theologically sound
- Is mature in their faith and can strengthen the congregation’s
- Is compassionate and has a heart to lead
- Is an effective speaker and teacher
- Will work to grow the church
- Is ordained by the EPC or eligible for ordination by the EPC.
First Presbyterian Church of Laredo is over 130 years old. Currently, they are a 13 member congregation with average attendance of 19. The church, though small in number, owns its own building. Their stewardship has allowed them to completely cover the cost of their facilities, which include a chapel with pipe organ and seating for 275, pastor's office and a fellowship hall consisting of a kitchen, offices and Sunday school classrooms. The fellowship hall has been used by mission workers as a home base complete with showers.
The pastor position at present is for a tent-maker, but it is the desire of the Session that as the church grows the pastor will become full-time. The total salary/benefit package is set for the mid-30s, and will include salary, insurance and housing allowance divided to address the needs of the pastor and his family.
Interested candidates should send their Personal Information Form to the Search Committee at .
FREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SACRAMENTO, CA - is prayerfully and eagerly anticipating the future. Having recently joined the EPC they feel poised, challenged and blessed in new ways to make a difference in their community. They simply want to grow more, to serve more, and to love more; all according to Scripture, all for the glory of God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It's a kairos moment they don't want to miss!
The church is keen to welcome a relational, innovative and catalytic Pastor who is committed to both enthusiastically sharing the gospel through strong Biblical preaching that leads to transformed lives and to shepherding their congregation with passion, authenticity and skill to the end that they have a growing impact on their city. The pastor will work with the Session to set clear vision for the congregation and will communicate that vision in effective ways to inspire and motivate the congregation to growth and service. Alongside the elders, the church has been blessed with gifted and capable staff members who ably lead vital ministries and church operations. The pastor has the opportunity to lead this team with the priority of building team relationships and assisting them to grow in their leadership and spiritual health. The pastor will also focus on leadership development of lay persons to ensure that the church is led by gifted and Godly leaders.
Interested candidates should submit their completed Personal Information Form and resume by March 31, 2014 to the Pastoral Search Committee at or by mail to Fremont Presbyterian Church, Attn: Pastor Search Committee, 5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento, CA 95819.
GRACE @ BELL ROAD, MONTGOMERY, AL - founded in 2005 by the union of Grace Presbyterian and Bell Road Independent Methodist Churches, this 72 member church is now searching for a Senior Pastor with the following credentials:
- Subscribes to Reformed theological views (required)
- Has a seminary degree (required; DMin preferred)
- Cultivates a close devotional life with Christ
- Has a passion to teach and disciple leaders to lead
- Provides effective leadership
- Is an effective preacher and teacher
- Works well with people with divergent backgrounds and traditions
- Is a gifted and effective administrator
- Has a sense of vision and passion for ministry
- Is mature and emotionally secure
- Works to add gifted members to the church
- Is focused on worship throughout all ministry
For more information about Grace @ Bell Road, view their Church Information Form.
Interested candidates may submit their Personal Information Form to: Grace @ Bell Road, ATTN: Pastoral Search Committee, 5 Bell Road Montgomery, AL 36117 or by e-mail to .
KINGMAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, KINGMAN, AZ is looking for a full-time, experienced Pastor to serve their well-established, 50 year old, Bible-believing church of approximately 100 members on a new journey with the EPC. They are predominately a congregation of friendly, retired persons looking for a caring pastor/teacher to welcome into their family.
Kingman Presbyterian is located in a small city in northwest Arizona on Route I-40 just off Historic Route 66 with easy access to Phoenix, Las Vegas and California. Kingman has affordable housing, low taxes, moderate climate, good schools, a community college and a Northern Arizona University extension college.
The church is debt free with much growth potential in a growing community.
For more information please contact Search Committee Chairman Joan Johns at (928) 692-0235(928) 692-0235 or by e-mail at . Inquiries may also be sent to Ms. Johns in care of Kingman Presbyterian Church, 2425 Detroit Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401.
MIDDLE SANDY EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HOMEWORTH, OH - a church of prayer warriors seeks a full-time Pastor to lead them in fulfilling their mission, “to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known through the worship of God and the teaching, preaching and living of His infallible word by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Nestled in rural Homeworth, they are a small town church with a 137 active members. The church was founded in 1821 and has been a part of their 500 resident community for nearly 200 years! Their Christ-centered congregants come from Homeworth and other neighboring towns. Homeworth is a short drive from Canton, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the thriving college town of Alliance. They are located in an excellent rated school district, recently ranked the fifth safest town in Ohio, have affordable housing and enjoy the benefits of small town living where families are valued.
After much prayer and study, Middle Sandy joined the EPC in 2007; they embrace the tenets of this denomination. The present church building was built in 1963, with an education wing and parlor added in 1995; the chancel area was also remodeled with the addition of a pipe organ. They are blessed with a thriving music ministry. They are proud to be debt free and cheerfully able to give offerings and donations to several missionaries, charities and outreach programs. The congregation seeks an enthusiastic pastor, led by the Holy Spirit, to encourage people in all walks of life to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known while leading the church into the future.
Middle Sandy EPC is looking forward to God providing a pastor who:
- Is a person who cultivates a close, devotional relationship with God
- Gifted by the Holy Spirit as an effective preacher, teacher, leader and speaker
- Passionate about helping people develop their spiritual life
- Encourages people to relate their faith to their daily lives
- Is effective in working with children and youth
- Makes pastoral calls on people in the hospital, nursing home and/or confined to their home
- Is a helpful counselor
- Ministers effectively to those in crisis situations
- Builds a sense of fellowship among people
- Is a compassionate and caring person, sensitive to others’ needs
If you believe God is calling you to explore the ministry opportunity at Middle Sandy, please e-mail your Personal Information Form to Ruling Elder Scott Mason, Chairman of the Search Committee at .
MINDEN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC), MINDEN, LA - prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor for their congregation of 112 members. Minden is a small town bedroom community of 12,700 people 30 miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana on I-20. The church was founded in the fall of 1851 and has a well maintained English Tudor style sanctuary built in 1924 with beautiful stained glass windows, an activities building with a basketball court and kitchen and a fellowship hall with classrooms. It is on the US & Louisiana Historical Register and is located in the certified Historical District of Minden. They have a very nice brick manse with four bedrooms for a family located two blocks from the church in the Historical District. They are looking for a pastor who will join their family and strengthen and grow their member base. The church was released from the PCUSA in October 2013 and joined the EPC as a transitional member in October 2013. They expect to be a full voting EPC member within six months. Going through this process with an interim pastor has brought their membership closer than ever. To learn more about Minden Presbyterian Church, view their Church Information Form.
They are looking for a growth-oriented Pastor with the following:
- Gifted by the Holy Spirit as a pastor and teacher
- Degree and seminary trained (required)
- Reformed theological views (required)
- EPC ordination or eligibility for ordination (required)
- Leadership ability to initiate and support Children’s and Youth Ministries
- Ability for developing an Outreach Ministry within the community
- Able to help strengthen and disciple families in the faith
- Visiting the sick and shut-in
- Joining local organizations for local outreach and possible new member contact
Interested candidates should submit their resume’ with completed Personal Information Form to the Pastoral Nominating Committee at or by mail to Minden Presbyterian Church (EPC), 1001 Broadway, Minden, LA 71055. Call 318-377-3560318-377-3560 with any questions or for more information.
RESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, RESTON, VA – seeks the full-time Pastor that God has already selected to be the next Pastor of their church. They are seeking the Pastor who is ready for the challenge of shepherding and growing a church in busy northern Virginia in an area that is currently experiencing significant growth. Located a short distance from Washington, D.C., Reston Presbyterian is uniquely positioned to reach out to people of every race, ethnicity and culture.
This church began as a daughter church in 1975 meeting in local schools. In the early 1980’s, the church purchased and moved into their current property, a strategically located 5-acre lot, with a Christian school (not owned by the church) located next door. They have been working through the process to build a new building on their property to upgrade and enhance their ministry potential. Reston is a planned suburban community that now has the Washington, D.C. metro rail system extending to it with additional new housing. They have a unique opportunity and are geographically positioned to reach these new residents.
Reston Presbyterian was originally part of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod (RPCES), transitioned to the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) and joined the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) in 2001.
The congregation is very friendly and supportive of one another. For much of the church’s history, they have averaged between 100 and 130 members at any point in time. Their mission statement is Reaching People for Christ with a Gospel-saturated, Spirit-empowered community, built on God’s eternal purposes. They are ready to take the next step in reaching the community with the Gospel.
If you believe God is calling you to explore the opportunity to lead a church in such a key place as Reston and northern Virginia, then please e-mail your PIF and cover letter to the Chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee, John Madden, at . A completed Church Information Form and 2014 ministry strategy will be provided upon receipt your PIF. For further information, visit the church’s website at www.rpcconnected.org or call the church at 703-759-5515703-759-5515.
RIVER CHURCH SOUTH, GONZALES, LA - is seeking a full time Pastor to lead their congregation in fulfilling the church’s vision: “To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by providing settings where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue closeness to God, community with Christians and influence with outsiders.” They seek a pastor who is:
- An ordained EPC minister, emotionally mature, with at least 3 years experience in ministry
- An effective preacher and Bible teacher whose message is centered on the person and good news of Jesus Christ
- Able to provide vision, inspiration and leadership in outreach and evangelism to the community
- Able to build a successful Sunday School and discipleship program
- Concerned about the well-being of members; will provide pastoral care to shut-ins and the infirmed.
Click here for a complete position description.
River Church South is located in Ascension Parish, one of the fastest growing parishes in the state of Louisiana, situated near the Mississippi River between the cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The congregation held its first worship service on Easter Sunday 2006 and joined the EPC in 2008. They currently have 60 members with an average worship attendance of forty. They desire a Godly individual with strong leadership skills to help them grow and make a difference for Christ in their community and beyond.
Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume and their Personal Information Form to or send by mail to: Stephen Burchfield, 1266 Seyburn Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (SMPC), SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN - is seeking a Senior Pastor to provide spiritual leadership, nourishment, and vision to their congregation of 2,160 members.
By the Lord’s leading, grace and provision, SMPC joined the EPC in 2007. The current Senior Pastor plans to retire in September 2014, after 25 years of devoted ministry and service.
SMPC was drawn to the EPC as a result of its adherence to the essential tenets of the faith, particularly focused upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of scripture. Their desire is to discern the will of God and His choice for a leader whose life and ministry reflect a strong belief in the essential tenets and will lead the church body with these essentials being the primary guiding source for direction. Currently SMPC has three full-time associate pastors and one part-time assistant pastor who share in the responsibilities of ministry and preaching the Word of God.
Personal Information Forms may be submitted via e-mail to or by mail to Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Attention: Senior Pastor Search Committee, 612 James Boulevard, Signal Mountain, TN 37377.
ST. ANDREW EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC), AUBURN, IN – prayerfully seeks a full-time Pastor for a congregation of about 100 members, to begin leading June 2014. They seek someone who will join their family and strengthen the member base to help them grow in the knowledge of God in Christ, for one another and motivate the flock into practical ministry locally and abroad.
The shepherd for St. Andrew’s next chapter should possess flexibility to work with many age groups as a man of God who can clearly articulate a passion for serving, encouraging fellow believers in their walks and working together for reaching lost sheep locally, nationally and worldwide. This pastor is one who:
• is an effective preacher/speaker and in planning and leading worship
• continues to develop his theological and biblical skills,
• is a good leader who deals effectively with conflict,
• cultivates a close, devotional relationship with God,
• encourages people to relate their faith to their daily lives, as well as assume leadership
• is compassionate and sensitive to others’ needs while maintaining confidentiality,
• will be a leader of leaders, available to assist session, deacons and other church ministries
• is degreed and seminary trained (required),
• is Reformed in theological views (required),
• has EPC ordination or eligibility for ordination (required),
• has a desire and ability for developing outreach and inreach ministries,
• is well-organized with strong verbal and written communications skills.
Auburn is a northeastern Indiana community of about 13,000 just north of Fort Wayne. It’s a community rich in historical heritage and features several museums, libraries, parks, advocacy of the arts and a variety of festivals, landmarks, recreation, and entertainment.
The church was established in 1993. The congregation worships in a building which includes a sanctuary, fellowship hall, memorial garden, several classrooms, lounge, office annex and youth rooms. It is centrally located in the community in close proximity to the quaint downtown area, historic district and the primary commercial area to the west side. The building also serves as host for many community-based organizations, groups and meetings. To view St. Andrew EPC’s Church Information Form, please click here.
Interested candidates should e-mail a copy of their Personal Information Form (PIF) to or by mail to St. Andrew EPC, 320 W. 4th St., Auburn, IN 46706.
TROY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, TROY, NC – seeks a Pastor who will nurture their growth as a new member in the EPC. The church was established in 1897 in the mainly agricultural heart of North Carolina. The church building was erected in 1929. View their Church Information Form for more information about the church. They are a small, aging congregation with a core group of dedicated, friendly and caring members who desire to develop their spiritual life, use their gifts and carry out their responsibilities for the church with their Pastor’s encouragement.
Required is a strong leader who will work with the Session to plan effective worship and strong biblical Reformed teaching. With the Pastor’s help they desire to build attendance by reaching out to new people and to their inactive members. The candidate should possess compassion and caring and be willing to visit members when needed whether at home or in a health care facility. A close personal relationship with God and continuing spiritual growth is a quality they are looking for.
Troy offers all the advantages and disadvantages of small town living. They are situated in a quiet, rural area of lovely hills and lakes with wonderful recreational activities. This lifestyle will appeal to their pastor. Interested applicants should e-mail their Personal Information Form to Search Committee Chairman Claudia Bulthuis at or by mail to Troy Presbyterian Church, 202 East Main St., Troy NC 27371-3046.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (ENID, OK) - is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor who will be responsible for shepherding a financially strong, mission-oriented congregation of more than 130 members. Westminster Presbyterian is located approximately 1-½ hours north of Oklahoma City and two hours west of Tulsa.
Westminster Presbyterian is a new church with a long history as the church was formed after the majority of its members left their former church which elected to remain in the PC(USA) in 2011. Westminster Presbyterian spent the majority of 2012 as an EPC mission church before becoming a particular church in the fall of 2012. They are a tight-knit, social congregation that enjoys fellowship with each other and is active in the community.
Westminster Presbyterian is looking for an individual that is:
- excited to assist in the growth of their church
- enjoys working with youth
- an effective preacher (although this is not their most important focus)
- committed to biblical teaching and discipleship
- relational and active in the community
- is ordained or eligible for ordination by the EPC
For more information about Westminster Presbyterian please review their Church Information Form or visit their website at www.wpcenid.com. Interested candidates should e-mail their Personal Information Forms to Karen Knapik at or by mail to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Attn: Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 3421, Enid, OK 73702.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SAN DIEGO, CA – seeking a full-time Administrative/Congregational Care Pastor to supplement the ministry of the current (part-time) teaching pastors by providing on-site presence at church during the week for their 200 member urban congregation. Responsibilities include care, support, counseling, and congregational enrichment ministries. While modeling servant leadership and working under the authority of the Ruling Elders, he will manage the logistical/practical aspects of all church activities, enabling all staff and ministries to operate efficiently. The Congregational Care Pastor must be a team player that is passionate about discipling believers and finding ministry opportunities for them. Helpful skills and abilities include being an effective communicator, being a self-starter, being a skillful small-group teacher and knowing how to manage volunteers. There will be occasional preaching opportunities. The position description includes a complete list of job duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this position.
Interested applicants should e-mail their Personal Information Form to or by mail to Pastor Seeking Committee, Covenant Presbyterian Church of San Diego, 2930 Howard St., San Diego, CA 92104.
EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WICHITA, KS - seeking an Associate Pastor for Missions with a passion for Christ, the spread of the Gospel and a compassion for the lost and needy of the world. God promised Abraham that through his seed all the peoples of the earth would be blessed. Eastminster believes they are bound up in that promise and are to be agents of God’s blessings. In short they are looking for a Pastor with a vision, an understanding and a heart for the Mission of God and His people in the world.
Eastminster currently has approximately 1,700 church members and was formally welcomed into the EPC family of churches in the fall of 2012.
Beginning in the late 1970s, through providential circumstances, God led Eastminster to embark on a strong outward focus of missions, both global and local that continues to this day. They are committed to continue in this direction of God’s calling with cutting edge mission strategies, working with their mission partners and individual church members to continually adapt to a changing world as the Lord opens new doors and opportunities to be a part of His master plan to bless all the peoples of the world.
With this as background, they seek an Associate Pastor who has a true pastor’s heart and a strong sense of God’s call to fill this particular position. This person should possess a deep love for God and His church both locally and globally, express a humble servant spirit, live in personal integrity and Godly character, embrace personal accountability, practice a consistent daily prayer life and walk in dependence upon the enabling power of the Holy Spirit to carry out what only God and His grace can accomplish. This person should be a good listener, eager to understand past and current relationships with their mission partners and then to bring his/her own experience, vision, leadership and equipping skills to facilitate and inspire their local church body to faithfully live out God’s calling for Eastminster. In addition this person must have good administrative skills to oversee a large and complex mission’s budget, have strong pastoral gifts to minister to their mission partners and be willing to travel.
For more information visit the church’s website at www.eastminster.org or view their Church Information Form. Interested persons should submit their PIF form via e-mail to John Moody, Associate Pastor Search Committee Chair, at or by mail to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Attn: Associate Pastor Search Committee, 1958 N Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67206.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – seeking a half-time Assistant Pastor for Family and Early Career Adults. This intergenerational congregation seeks to declare and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local community through a revitalized ministry to families and early career adults.
Primary duties focus on the evangelism and discipleship of Families and Early Career Adults (including graduate students). The assistant pastor will lead the congregation’s evangelism of these communities. The assistant pastor will also lead congregational ministries for families and early career adults with emphasis on discipleship and fellowship. The assistant pastor should help members identify their spiritual gifts and match them with existing and new ministry and fellowship opportunities. The assistant pastor will have an opportunity to participate in the full range of programs of the congregation working with the Senior Pastor.
Preferred Qualifications: Ordained or extensive theological study, experience or strong interest in family ministries and evangelism. The successful candidate should demonstrate creativity, self-motivation, collaboration, strong interpersonal, communications and organizational skills and be adept at communicating through social media.
Faith Presbyterian Church was founded in 1964 to minister to the West Lafayette community and recently joined the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Worship services are traditionally Reformed with expository sermons. It is a congregation of just over 100 members. West Lafayette, Indiana, located in north central Indiana, is home to Purdue University and its 40,000 students. The greater Lafayette community has a population of 200,000. As a university community, West Lafayette has a diverse citizenry and offers a wide range of culinary and cultural opportunities.
Remuneration plus benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications should include a resume, statement of faith and a vision statement on congregational life in the 21st century.
Applicants should address their inquiries and applications to: Pastoral Search Committee, Faith Presbyterian Church, 3318 State Road 26 W, West Lafayette, IN 47906 or you may e-mail your information to .
IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WARRENVILLE, IL – is seeking a full- or part-time Associate Minister, an emotionally mature individual with administrative gifts and a caring spirit. Ordination preferred, but not required. Because of their neighborhood’s significant Hispanic/Latino population, the ability to speak Spanish would be beneficial.
Immanuel’s Associate Minister:
- works with the Senior Pastor to coordinate various ministries of the Church,
- cooperates with the church staff, Session and committees to meet the needs of the congregation,
- coordinates/administers a number of the Church’s ministries and
- is principally a servant leader who relates closely to the entire congregation.
Immanuel, located in a Chicago suburb just west of Wheaton, includes many individuals and families actively involved in Christian higher education and Christian ministry. Besides supporting missions, both local and global, and encouraging the full participation of all persons in church ministry, Immanuel is committed to:
- Immanuel’s Reformed and Presbyterian theological heritage
- a sense of reverence in God's presence in corporate worship
- participation of persons of all ages in worship
- the encouragement of the arts in all aspects of church life
- stimulating adult education classes
- focus on training children in Christian faith
- an emphasis on spiritual formation and disciplines
- strong family-based youth ministry
- active encouragement of both men and women in leadership
- social activities geared to families
- involvement with community needs, such as families in crisis.
Please click here for Immanuel’s CIF. Applicants for the Associate Minister position are asked to submit their PIF form via e-mail to Jack Swanson, Search Committee Chair, at or by mail to Jack Swanson, c/o Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 29w260 Batavia Road, Warrenville, IL 60555.
KEMPSVILLE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA –seeking a Director of Worship. See their ad in the Professional Staff section below.
TRINITY COMMUNITY CHURCH (TCC), CLOVIS, CA - seeks a full-time Assistant Pastor to work alongside the Senior Pastor who anticipates a modification of his current responsibilities over the next 3 – 5 years. The career path of the individual selected is expected to move from the initial position of Assistant Pastor to Associate Pastor, with the possibility of transitioning to full-time Senior Pastor within a 3-7 year timeframe. The individual selected for this position must be a seminary graduate and ordained (or working toward ordination) by the EPC. Individual qualifications and ministry responsibilities:
- Firmly committed to the Reformed theology of the EPC
- Personally committed to God’s Word through a deep, passionate, abiding love and faith in Jesus Christ, reflected in every aspect of your life
- Committed to uncompromised expository preaching of God’s Word (initially 1 - 2 times per month)
- Has a strong passion for Missions and reaching the lost - locally, nationally and internationally
- Delights to be with God's people: warm, welcoming, encouraging and relational
- Recognized as spiritually gifted in the position of Pastor-Teacher
- A minimum of 5 years in ministering the Word of God as an Assistant, Associate or Senior Pastor
- Leadership and administrative skills capable of shepherding what is likely to be a 1,000 member congregation within the next 5 years
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Responsible for developing and nurturing their ministry to young and middle aged families, emphasizing discipleship, evangelism and men’s ministries
- Responsible for coming alongside the Senior Pastor to support existing ministries and accomplish a seamless transition to Senior Pastor/Head of Staff responsibilities
- Demonstrated ability to develop staff and leaders within the church while initially leading from the “second chair”
- Focused and strong commitment to shepherding the flock
TCC transitioned to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in September of 2009. The congregation has regular Sunday A.M. worship attendance of 600 adults and 900 total on campus including children/students. Trinity Community has been blessed with significant growth in recent years, both in numbers and in spiritual maturity. The leadership of Trinity believes that when God’s people are taught well, brought into a right relationship with Him through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and equipped properly for His kingdom work – they will have a natural desire to share Him with others. The Bible and the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will always be the foundation, the focus and fuel for all that is said and done at Trinity.
Trinity Community Church is located on 22 acres in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, near the foothills just east of the City of Fresno. The surrounding community is suburban, located in close proximity to agricultural farmland, the Central California Coast, the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. For more information about Trinity Community Church please go to www.trinitycc.com. If you believe God is calling you to explore the possibility of serving TCC in this current and future capacity, please submit a completed EPC Personal Information Form (PIF) or resume/CV to or by mail to Nathan Belknap, Trinity Community Church, 12168 N. Willow Ave., Clovis, CA 93619.
BELLEVUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GAP, PA - is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to assist in the pastoral services of their church and the larger community, as well as in the administration of the church.
- A strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a desire to nurture such a faith in others
- A strong commitment to the work and ministry of the Church of Jesus Christ
- Adherence to the doctrines of Reformed theology
- A genuine calling and gift for youth ministry
- A love for people and the ability to relate to all ages, fostering intergenerational relationships
- A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry, Christian Education or a related field, and experience in Christian Education/Youth Ministry leadership
- An ability to work with others in a loving and caring manner and to reflect the love and concern of Jesus Christ in one’s daily life and work
- Proficiency in computer technology, digital and social media
- Effective organizational, communication and writing skills
- The ability to hold things in confidence
- Youth Ministry
- Pastoral Ministry for Youth and Families
- Recruiting and training youth leaders
- Ministering to College and Career Age Group
- Administrative and Pastoral support
- Additional duties as determined by the Pastor or Session
Bellevue Presbyterian Church transitioned to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in January 2011. They are a 190-year old congregation with over 400 members in southeastern Pennsylvania. Lush green rolling hills frame their town as they lie one hour west of Philadelphia.
The purpose statement of Bellevue Presbyterian Church is “Bellevue is a family of faith who lifts up the name of Jesus Christ in worship, teaches the truth of Christ to those who follow him and shows the way to Christ to those who do not know him, all for the glory of God.” The following links will provide more information about the church and their outreaches, as well as information regarding beautiful Lancaster County:
Interested individuals should send their resumes to .
BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MERCER, PA - is currently seeking a full-time Children and Youth Christian Education Director. This is a non-traditional, 40 hours/week position. Evenings and weekends will be required. You will be working with elementary aged children as well as junior/senior high students. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to Sunday School, camps, retreats, youth groups, after school programs, etc. All interested college graduates or non-ordained seminary graduates should send a resume to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Venango Street, Mercer, PA 16137, Attn. Personnel Committee.
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SAINT LOUIS, MO (EPC) - is searching for an Assistant Children's Ministry Director to help lead their children's ministry. They are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and teachable leader who has a passion for raising and reaching the next generation of God's people working particularly with ministry to preschool aged children. The Assistant Children's Ministry Director must have a deep and abiding love for Christ, children, families, the Church and be able to teach the gospel. The candidate must have a background in education or children's ministry. This paid, full-time position will require a multi-year commitment. If this position interests you, please send your resume to Central’s Children’s Ministry Administrator, Jenny Zulauf, at .
CHAPEL HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GIG HARBOR, WA – seeking a part-time Choral Director (20 hours per week). This position will engage the congregation as a community of worship through leadership of the choir, orchestra and worship band for the blended worship service(s) and special events.
- Direct the choir, orchestra and worship band in worship and for other special events; offering music that is honoring to the Lord and presented with excellence; engaging the congregation as participants in worship.
- Provide ministerial and musical leadership in rehearsal for Sunday worship or other special events within the church.
- Disciple all participants in the choir in the areas of faith and musical worship; encouraging members of the choir regularly as they serve; developing leaders within the choir for section rehearsals.
- Research, select and rehearse all music; maintaining the choir library; writing original arrangements and transitions as well as other music (as needed) for the choir, orchestra and worship band.
- Fill in as substitute organist/accompanist when needed for worship services and other events as agreed.
- Collaborate with other musical ensemble leaders, including but not limited to hand bells, bluegrass and acoustic artists.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Commitment to personally following Jesus Christ
- Bachelor of Arts in music preferred
- Ten years previous choral direction experience preferred
- Understanding of EPC Book of Worship
- Education in various styles of church music, including but not limited to traditional and alternative uses of organ, choir, orchestra, and worship band
- Excellent communication skills
- Discipleship of others in a group setting
Interested candidates should submit their resume with cover letter to Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, PO Box 829, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, attn: Dawn Davis. More information about the church at www.chapelhillpc.org.
COLLEGE CORNER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, COLLEGE CORNER, OH – seeking a part-time (10 hours/week) Worship Leader to lead them into greater worship/freedom. Vocal and piano or guitar skills required. College Corner Presbyterian is a 135 member small town church located seven miles from Miami University in Oxford, OH. It is an inter-generational congregation with blended worship styles. For more information contact Jason Bantz at (513) 839-0546(513) 839-0546.
COVENANT CHURCH, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - currently seeking an Assistant Director For Students and Their Families. This is a new role, serving in a church family of 1000+ participants. The Assistant Director For Students and Their Families role exists to assist the Pastor for Students and Their Families in partnering primarily with families and adult and student leaders in order to bring 6th through 12th grade students into relationship with Christ and into healthy relationships with each other. This role also encourages healthy relationships within the families of students and within the body of Christ. This is accomplished through discipling students for a vibrant walk with Christ, equipping parents, and by offering equipping opportunities across the five Discipleship Destinations (Abiding, Learning, Relating, Serving, Reaching).
Covenant Church is looking for a person who possesses a vibrant love for the Lord and a desire to see that same love evident in the lives of students and their families as well as an ability to assist in equipping parents, adult/student leaders and students toward this end. This person will also be characterized by a wise and mature way of relating with others, and possess a heart of humility. This person needs to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Student Ministry or Christian Education, with a minimum 2 years of direct experience in student ministry.
If you sense God may be calling you to serve in this role, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to the Assistant Director For Students and Their Families Search Team, c/o . More information about Covenant is available on their website at www.covenantepc.org. Click here to view a complete position description.
COVENANT CHURCH, WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - a vibrant congregation of 900+ members and attendees is seeking a full-time Worship Arts Pastor to lead the congregation in Christ-centered, God-honoring worship; to lead in the creation and execution of Sunday worship services; and to lead and pastor the Worship Arts Ministry teams.
In addition to these three primary areas of responsibility, the Worship Arts Pastor also has oversight of the children’s music and arts programs and provides for worship support for smaller groups (Elder retreats, leadership training events) and for special services (weddings, memorial services).
Covenant Church is unapologetically Christ-centered and delights in worshiping God; teaching the Scriptures; reaching men, women and children for Christ; forming them as devoted Christ followers; and flinging them out upon the world. Their church family is significantly shaped by the presence of Purdue University two miles from their building. While they are part of the Reformed tradition, they are neither theologically strident nor liturgically narrow. Covenant Church prizes the virtues of grace and humility.
Click here for a more complete job description. Please contact Radonna Fiorini at 765-463-7303765-463-7303, or at , to further explore the position.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MCDONOUGH, GA (located about 45 minutes south of Atlanta) - is seeking a part-time Music Leader (approximately 12-15 hours/week). Their desire is that their worship service will combine the classic hymns of our faith with more contemporary hymns/songs that convey rich theology. The Music Leader will select worship and choral music, direct weekly choir practice, help cultivate instrumentalists and soloists and lead the music portions of the worship service. He/she must have a strong knowledge of both traditional and more contemporary music for worship (i.e. Gettys, Sovereign Grace Music, Indelible Grace Music). The Music Leader will lead in singing and ideally play an instrument. This person must have a mature faith, be in agreement with Reformed theology and see themselves not as a performer but as a prompter who knows how to worship and help draw others into the presence of the Lord.
The salary range for this position is $13,000 -- $15,000 depending on experience, education and abilities. For a full job description, visit the church website at www.faithpresbyterianepc.org. Interested candidates should submit a resume to Mr. Mark McClelland at .
FELLOWSHIP EPC, SOUTH LYON, MI - Fellowship Student Ministries is seeking a Middle School Intern who is excited about being used by God to reach and disciple middle school students. This is a one-year, paid internship, with the goal that at the end of one year the intern will have the skills to lead a youth ministry program that produces disciples of Jesus Christ, who in turn can disciple others. For a complete job description go to www.fellowshipepc.org/fsm. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to Alan Conrow at .
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, THOMASVILLE, GA – seeks to hire a Director of Music to lead their choral and handbell choirs and to plan, coordinate and participate in Sunday morning (sanctuary) and Sunday evening (fellowship hall) worship music. The ideal candidate will be a person of mature Christian faith who is biblically literate and liturgically knowledgeable, feels called to music ministry and desires to be hands-on involved in the life of this church. Proficiency in piano is essential. For more information view the complete job description or contact Ms. Debra Rogers, Office Manager, at 229-226-2008229-226-2008. Qualified candidates should submit a resume to . Applications will be accepted until March 14, 2014.
GASHLAND EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, KANSAS CITY, MO - has two worship services on Sunday morning, one in their sanctuary and one in their ministry center and is searching for Worship Leader of the service that meets in the ministry center. This position will incorporate worship that is "biblical and culturally relevant, engages historical expressions and encourages theological reflection." This is a part-time position that is accountable for worship planning and implementation for the ministry center service including oversight of vocalists, instrumentalists, technical team and support staff. Please click here for the full job description or contact for more information.
GASHLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, KANSAS CITY, MO - located on the north side of Kansas City, they are looking for a part-time Director of Children's Ministry to work 20-25 hours a week. The church’s Sunday worship is around 300 with about 20-25 children.
Purpose: To equip families in the raising of their children with the knowledge of God’s Word and love, to nurture children within the church body and to reach out into the community. To implement creative events that help children grow spiritually, emotionally and relationally to God, other children and adults.
Sampling of Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 3-5 years children’s ministry experience desired
- Committed to vision, values, and beliefs of the church
- Demonstrates evidence of a Christ-like attitude in words and actions
- Loves children and demonstrates patience in dealing with them
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Has a desire to share the life of Jesus with children and see them begin and grow in Christian faith.
A comprehensive job description for the position is available on the church website at www.gashland.org/cmsearch.
Interested applicants may send their resume or questions to .
GATEWAY CHURCH (EPC), FINDLAY, OH – is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time Children’s Ministry Director. This person will oversee, supervise and develop educational opportunities for nursery, pre-school and school-age children to help them grow and develop in their faith. They would also provide supervision for two part-time staff members. Gateway is a growing church with a modern, vibrant worship experience and upwards of 150-200 children from newborn through 5th grade. Click here for a complete position description. Interested candidates should mail an updated resume and cover letter to Administrative Pastor Scott Long at Gateway Church, 9555 Co. Rd. 9, Findlay, OH 45840 or by e-mail to .
HOPE CHURCH, RICHMOND VA - is seeking to fill 4 full-time Praxis residency positions starting August 2014 and ending June 2015. These positions are full-time internships designed for talented, highly capable individuals who plan to serve in vocational ministry and feel called to the local church. Residents will spend 10 months in a structured learning environment that will sharpen and equip them for a life-time of catalytic ministry
- Seminary degree or college degree combined with ministry experience, either paid or volunteer
- A growing relationship with Christ
- Commitment to Hope’s vision and mission
- Team player with a heart to serve
- Some ministry or seminary experience preferred (varies by department)
- Ability to flex with a fast-paced, dynamic environment
To apply, please visit www.hopecentral.com/praxis for further information and for application instructions.
IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WARRENVILLE, IL - seeking a Minister of Congregational Life – see their ad in the Associate/Assistant category above.
KEMPSVILLE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – a vibrant, multi-generational, charismatic church of 600 is seeking a dynamic Director of Worship. KPC values a God-centered, passionate and celebrative style of worship that includes traditional (hymns, creeds, readings, words from the congregation), contemporary (new music, arts, banners, dance) and creative styles of worship that glorify Christ.
The Director of Worship will be responsible for overseeing and providing vision, direction and leadership for a congregational ministry that facilitates the worship of God and the greater ministry of the church. The ideal candidate will be gifted in leading worship, possess people management and motivational skills and have the ability to develop diverse volunteer ministry teams, work as a team player and be a good listener. As a ministry leader, the Director will be responsible for the spiritual wellbeing of the ministry teams within the Worship Department. The candidate should shepherd with humility, while exhibiting the spiritual gifts of encouragement and faith.
A bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with extensive experience in conducting either/or choirs, orchestras, praise bands and expressive ministry arts is required. Ordination in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is beneficial.
Qualified candidates should submit resumes and salary expectations to: .
Kempsville Presbyterian Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
LAKE FOREST CHURCH (LFC), HUNTERSVILLE, NC - a 2000 person church in the Lake Norman area just north of Charlotte, is pleased to announce a Church Planting Internship co-sponsored by their denomination, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). This Internship will be for two seminary students for the 2014 winter/spring semester.
Lake Forest Church planted its second campus/church (LFC - Davidson) on August 21, 2011 in the college town of Davidson, NC and is planting a third campus/church in Denver, NC (named LFC - WestLake) on February 2, 2014, utilizing live campus teaching pastors. The Church Planting Intern(s) will be part of the third year of the Davidson environment and launch period of the Denver plant.
While the specifics of the internship will change based on the individual, here is the structure:
- The Church Planting Intern (CPI) should be convinced that church planting is a path he/she wants to seriously explore
- The CPI should be open to or ideally interested in the EPC for future affiliation
- The internship will consist of 12-15 weeks (with possibility of renewal for the next semester)
- The CPI should expect to spend 10-15 hours each week with LFC (this time would include meeting with staff and a church planting mentor as well as Sunday morning worship)
- The church will offer a stipend of $2500-$3000 per semester
- The CPI will work with Lead Pastor Mike Moses (church planter/founder of LFC/Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte board member and adjunct faculty) to craft a “Learning Covenant” describing goals, one or two focused projects and mentoring meetings of the internship
- The CPI will gain experience, whether first- or second-hand, in fields such as: vision and planning, the importance of systems, preaching and teaching, the role of various ministries, pastoral appointments and personal evangelism/discipleship.
Seminary students who wish to be considered for this internship should:
- Write a (no longer than one-page) description of who they are and how they understand God’s call on their life both now and in the future
- Send this description and a résumé to Suzanne Powell () by February 28, 2014.
A member of the Selection Team will contact you to continue the process. For more on Lake Forest Church: www.lakeforest.org and more on the Evangelical Presbyterian Church: www.epc.org.
LAKE FOREST CHURCH-WESTLAKE, DENVER, NC - is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator. This person will have the opportunity to work and lead at the forefront of an exciting venture for Lake Forest Church – LFC-Westlake will open at Lincoln Charter School in Denver, NC on February 2, 2014. As the mission of Lake Forest states, this person will “love people as they discover and live out their role in God’s story” and should love with their emotions, prayers and actions. Being a leader at a campus’ beginning will also require this person to have a multiplication mindset – intentionally raising up other leaders and giving ministry away – and to be effective and simple simultaneously. The Children’s Ministry Coordinator is required to be on-site and leading on Sunday mornings. The projected start date for this position is January 2014.
For more information download the complete job description. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to .
LAKE FOREST CHURCH-WESTLAKE, DENVER, NC - is seeking a part-time Worship Leader. Do you dream about the opportunity to use your gifts and creativity to help create environments of worship and connection with God? Are you a worship leader who can create an effective worship experience for spiritual skeptics, explorers and believers alike? Do you get excited about being a part of shaping a church campus from the ground floor? Do you thrive in the duality of both attractional and missional ministry? If these things quicken your heart, then they want to hear from you.
Here’s what they are looking for in a Worship Leader: Christ-centered, engaging worship that is a mash-up of progressive rock and/or neo-folk styles, infused with ancient and modern worship practices. They seek an enthusiastic and positive team player with a passion for leading the people of God to worship Him through beauty, creativity and excellence.
This person will have the opportunity to work and lead at the forefront of an exciting venture for Lake Forest Church – LFC-Westlake will open at Lincoln Charter School in Denver, NC on February 2, 2014.
For more information download the complete job description. Interested parties should e-mail their resume to .
REYNOLDA CHURCH, WINSTON-SALEM, NC – a church that will soon have multiple campuses throughout the Piedmont-Triad area of North Carolina is searching for Venue Worship Leaders at two campuses.
The Venue Worship Leader is each campus’ lead artist, musician and technician. As lead artist, this person will not only grow in and use his own artistic abilities to lead the artistic worship life of each campus, but will also recruit and reproduce more and better artists to do likewise. As lead musician, this person will recruit, train, coordinate and lead musical teams to direct corporate musical worship. As lead technician, this person will provide oversight of all of the campus’ technological aspirations, needs and issues. This will require recruiting, training and leading technological teams. Above all and in all of these roles, this person will demonstrate a deep love for Jesus Christ and the worship life of His people.
If you are interested, please submit a resume, statement on your philosophy of worship and worship audio/video to .
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, MEMPHIS, TN – seeking a full-time Director of Ministries for Women. Click on the links below for the following information:
Interested candidates should direct all e-mail correspondence to Luanne Hearn, HR Coordinator, at with the subject “Womens Director Search” or call (901) 454-0034(901) 454-0034.
SIERRA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NEVADA CITY, CA - is looking for a Worship Arts Ministry Intern. They are looking for a strong Christian who is an experienced musician (instrumental and vocal) and is skilled in leading and performing contemporary Christian music. This person will be involved in developing contemporary and creative worship ideas and in the planning, preparing and leading of worship services along with pastors, staff and volunteer leaders. For more information, please view the Position Description.
If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Pastor Mike Griffin at 530-265-3291530-265-3291.
SILER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WESLEY CHAPEL, NC - is looking for a Children’s Ministry Coordinator. This is a full-time, non-ordained position.
They are looking for a candidate with a love for Jesus and a great heart for kids. They want this person to become immersed in the lives of their children, their families and the Siler Church family. They need a person whom every child has interest in being around. Ministry skills include leading children’s time in worship, effective storytelling and engaging volunteers. Musical talent is a plus, but not required. This person needs to be comfortable in front of a large group of children. The candidate should be creative, a team player and possess good organizational skills. A college degree with a children’s ministry emphasis is preferred. The most important thing however is that this person should be able to execute Siler’s Mission Statement which is “to glorify God by inviting all into a relationship with Jesus Christ, growing in faith and serving Christ in the crossroads.” A complete position description is available through this ad in the online Opportunity List on the EPC website.
To be considered for this position, e-mail t or call 704-821-7445704-821-7445 and talk to Jean.
WARSAW EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (WEPC), WARSAW, IN - seeks a part-time Coordinator of Children’s Worship and Music Ministries, a committed individual to coordinate Sunday worship program and music ministries for children in elementary grades. This position requires a leader and team player capable of teaching and sharing God’s word, appropriate children’s music and facilitating volunteers. Must demonstrate desire to work with both children and adults. Compensation commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should apply at: .
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICE OF THE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LIVONIA, MI – the national office of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time Technology Administrator to oversee the office’s technology infrastructure and interface with staff members and technology vendors. In addition, the Technology Administrator will oversee the changeover of the denomination's current web site to BlackBaud’s NetCommunity Grow. The position will require up to 28 hours per week during the BlackBaud implementation in the first half of 2014 with fewer hours ongoing. For more information view the position description. Send your resume and cover letter to Chief Operating Officer Phil VanValkenburg at .
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OFFICE OF THE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LIVONIA, MI – the national office of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time Communications Director. This position will lead implementation of the EPC’s communications strategy and optimize use of electronic and print media in advancing God’s mission through the denomination. Qualifications include at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a communications-related major, and at least five years relevant experience, preferably in a Christian or other non-profit organization. Experience with BlackBaud would be very beneficial. The selected candidate will live or relocate near the EPC office. For more information, click www.epc.org or view the position description. Send your resume and cover letter to Chief Operating Officer Phil VanValkenburg at .
BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-MERCER, PA - is prayerfully seeking the person who God has selected to be their full-time Senior Pastor who is ordained or eligible for ordination by the EPC. Bethany is looking for a Senior Pastor that God will choose to join Bethany on a journey to reach the community of Mercer and beyond by sharing their God-given talents and vision as they team together to exalt the word of God to reach the world for Christ.
Bethany believes in encouraging others in their walk with God and equipping the people of God to go out to evangelize reaching the lost for Christ. Together the members of Bethany want to see the church deepen its commitment to the truth of God’s Word and yet grow in God’s grace with each other and with those who don’t yet know Him.
For over 200‐years, the hand of God has been evident in the lives of the members of Bethany Presbyterian Church and its predecessor congregations, as God has moved, touched, inspired, provided for and protected those who have called Mercer their home and those who have identified themselves as members of this church family. Of special interest in this history are the many pastors who labored tirelessly in order to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to maintain a vision for Christian believers in the community especially with regards to their children and youth.
If you believe Bethany Presbyterian Church is where God is calling you to serve, please direct your cover letter and Personal Information Form in one of the following ways:
- by e-mail to psc@bethany‐presbyterian.org
- by mail to Bethany Presbyterian Church, c/o Joe Phillips, Chairman‐Pastor Search Committee, 100 West Venango St., Mercer, PA 16137.
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, ST. LOUIS, MO - is seeking the next Head of School for this remarkable K-6 learning environment in the intellectual heart of St. Louis. Central is recognized and respected by public, private, Christian and secular academic communities as being a research-based, rigorous and richly diverse independent school. After experiencing incredible growth over the past eight years, Central will look to its next leader to build upon this solid foundation and further develop them into a leading independent school with impact beyond its community.
You are invited to view this brief video introduction to the search by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDOaI414CmY&feature=player_embedded
and then explore the full Opportunity Profile to learn more:
For more information contact, Laura Coverstone, Director of Operations, SIMA®International Executive Search at
CORNERSTONE OF LAKEWOOD RANCH, BRADENTON, FL - seeks to hire its first full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. The Director’s primary responsibilities will be to provide vision, leadership, and coordination of the church’s ministry to children from newborn to 5th grade. This includes, but is not limited to, planning for and execution of Cornerstone’s Sunday morning ministry program, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, curriculum development and family care. Additionally, the director will lead the strategic development of new ministry endeavors in their community. Cornerstone is a growing church with 350 adults and 60-70 children in attendance across their weekly services.
- A bachelor’s degree is required, while a master’s degree from a Reformed seminary is preferred
- Background in ministry, education, or child development
- Love for children and their parents
- Mature Christian faith
- Reformed theology and perspective on children’s ministry
- 3-5 years proven experience in ministry
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Strong people skills in relating to children, parents, volunteers, and staff
For more information, view the complete position description. Interested applicants should send their resume to Sandra Cobb via e-mail to , regular mail to 14306 Covenant Way, Bradenton, FL 34202 or phone 941-907-3939941-907-3939.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EDMOND, OKLAHOMA - is eager to receive applications from interested candidates for Associate Pastor, Assimilation, Discipleship and Spiritual Growth. A recent retirement in their pastoral staff has permitted realignment of responsibilities to fully align with the initiatives where they believe God is leading this congregation.
In particular, their new Associate Pastor will be asked to help facilitate involvement in small groups; focus on effective discipleship growth among their members and focus on efforts to make new disciples for Jesus Christ.
Being certain that they engage younger, emerging generations of families in their community through worship, small group involvement and discipleship training is a high priority.
For more information about First Presbyterian Church view their Church Information Form.
Interested persons should submit a Personal Information Form or resume to: or mail to Harry Birdwell, Pastor Nominating Committee Chairman, First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, 1001 South Rankin, Edmond, OK 73034.
Applications are being accepted through March 15th or until the position has been filled. The Committee and Congregation are prepared to act promptly upon being convicted of God's leading.
FIRST REFORMED CHURCH, PELLA, IA - is looking for a full-time Contemporary Worship Leader who is committed to encouraging others in their Christian walk through worship. They are looking for a team player who has a heart for worship and the ability to recruit, train, and equip others as part of their worship teams. Candidate should be able to play guitar, keyboard, or both. Candidate would also be responsible for helping to develop additional worship ministries and services as directed by the Lead Pastor. Additional qualifications are listed below:
- Compelling relational skills
- Strong Technical knowledge
- Keen understanding of contemporary praise & worship music
- Effective ability to recruit other musicians
- Firm vocal and instrumental abilities
- Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
More information about First Reformed Church is available on their website at www.frcpella.org.
Interested applicants should send their resume via e-mail to Lead Pastor Rev. Mike Herring at .
THE FIRST REFORMED CHURCH OF DEMOTTE, IN - has begun a search for her next Senior Pastor. The congregation is praying that the Lord will provide a Senior Pastor who not only loves to preach, but desires to lead the congregation, by word and example, into effective engagement with the community. Opportunities abound for a pastor who loves to build and guide a ministry team, and who is gifted to direct and participate in the pastoral care ministry of the congregation. Contact Sam Hamstra at .
JOHNSTON EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH (JEFC), JOHNSTON, IA - SIMA International announces the search for the Senior Pastor of Johnson Evangelical Free Church in Johnson, Iowa. As the church engages in strategic planning and continuous improvement, these areas are focal points: Outreach, Discipleship and Equipping, Spiritually Functional Homes, and Missions. JEFC eagerly awaits the creative and shaping influence of a new Senior Pastor to help bring these objectives to life. Members and church staff are full of hope for the future and are eager to see how God writes the next chapter in the life of the church. Key areas in which the next Senior Pastor should be gifted include the following: Spiritual Leadership, Solid Biblical Teaching, Reaching Families, Collaborative Team Building, Community Outreach, and Relationships. Located in a growing suburb of Des Moines, JEFC has an average of 610 weekly worshippers and a $1.5 million budget.
To view an introductory video and the Opportunity Profile, please click here: http://jefc.org/index.php/spop.
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH, GOLDEN, CO - seeks an Associate Pastor who is relational, outgoing and self-motivated, who will nurture, grow and energize the congregation in their Christian faith. Rockland is a multi-generational church with an average weekly attendance of 600. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of church ministry experience, a Masters of Divinity degree and a successful track record of preaching and teaching. Their sermons should engage, stimulate and challenge the congregation and their teaching should be biblically based, thought providing and insightful.
Rockland Community Church is a relational, caring and outreach-centric church. Connecting in ways that are particularly relevant to attract and retain young adults and families in their 20s, 30s and 40s is essential for this position. The Associate Pastor is expected to build strong relationships within the congregation, mentor and support existing ministry teams, reach out to new individuals and to those who are in need within the congregation.
The Associate Pastor will actively participate in Sunday worship services, participate in the Church’s discipleship programs, be a member of the pastoral care team and report to the Senior Pastor. The candidate should be an ordained Christian Minister, a natural leader, yet a team player, consistently demonstrate high personal integrity and model Jesus Christ in their daily life.
The successful candidate will join two current pastors and fourteen staff. If you prayerfully feel that God could be leading you to this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume and statement of faith to: .
ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL PROTESTANT CHURCH, CULLMAN, AL is seeking a Senior Pastor who has a heart for serving our Lord. If you base your message on Scripture, have a heart for ministering to the lost and hurting, teaching and spiritual growth of His children, then submit your application. They are seeking a dynamic Senior Pastor with a minimum of five year’s experience, an accredited seminary degree, with a testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ with priority for evangelism and missions. Their normal attendance revolves around 500 in three services on Sunday. Cullman is a city of 15,000 with an outstanding school system, award winning park facilities and an ideal environment for raising children. They are located on I-65, one hour from Birmingham or Huntsville. Compensation will be commiserate with experience. Interested applicants can check their website at www.sjepc.com or contact Karen Hassell at 256-734-0344256-734-0344 or e-mail for more information.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MARSHALL, TX - seeking a full-time Youth Minister. Trinity is a 400 member parish located in downtown Marshall with a growing population of children and youth. The church is searching for a Youth Minister who models respect, acceptance, a loving attitude, a connection to God and a listening ear for God and others. This person will serve youth (5th – 12th grades) and their families by building a team that works together to achieve the mission and goals of the youth ministry of the church (www.trinityepiscopalmarshall.org). This new staff member will also manage and lead the youth ministry program, provide pastoral care and participate regularly in Sunday morning worship.
The successful candidate will be a self-starting, energetic leader who is professional and passionate about youth ministry. The next Youth Minister should also be approachable, grounded in his or her faith and possess the desire to work alongside the rector, parish and parents to create a sustainable youth ministry. Qualifications include experience in youth ministry and a college degree.
UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF GREENVILLE TEXAS - seeking a part-time Youth Director. They are committed to their youth and are seeking a leader who can implement a youth ministry to reach their vision. This person should be fun and energetic and will work with a team of parents, volunteers and the Senior Pastor to create an exciting and welcoming faith community. Interested candidates should have a high school diploma at a minimum and be at least 21 years old. Click here for a complete position description.
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