The following list offers available positions with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or its affiliates. For a wider scope of available ministry positions, as well as useful resources for Christian vocations, please visit the Disciples Home Missions website.

 

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

First Christian Church, Burbank

The Director of Children’s Ministry will develop a program of Christian education that will lead the children in worship and encourage Christian discipleship. The Director of Children’s Ministries will plan, coordinate, and implement an age appropriate Christian education program for the following groups: Nursery 0-3 years old, Pre-school 4-6 years old, and Grades 1-5. As an employee of the First Christian Church under general supervision of the Pastor, the Director of Children’s Ministries is a part-time, permanent position. 

Download more information here. Posted 6/7/17

 

MINISTER OF FAITH FORMATION (ASSOCIATE MINISTER)

First Christian Church, Las Vegas

The Minister of Faith Formation will report to the Senior Minister and will:
- Recruit volunteers and provide leadership training to the various Faith Formation Ministries that enrich the faith of children, youth, and adults, including adult Sunday school classes, VBS, Worship and Wonder, and youth ministries.
- Oversee all education programs offered during the church school hour and midweek.
- Research, publicize, and encourage opportunities for continuing adult theological education.
- Administrate, lead, and grow an outstanding Youth Ministry.
- Cultivate a culture of invitation among our college, youth, and children’s ministries at First Christian Church.
- Support the summer camps and conference programs of the Christian Church in the Pacific Southwest Region.
- Ensure appropriate background checks & complete files per Child Protection Policy for all staff and volunteers.
- Participate fully in the whole ministry of the church, including worship leadership, planning, and strengthening congregational life; serve as clergy worship leader and preach as assigned by the Senior Minister.
- Participate in ministries of visitation, baptisms, weddings, funerals, memorial services, and bereavement support in collaboration with other ministers.
- Participate in budget preparation with ministry teams and monitor budgeted expenses.
- Communicate regularly with the congregation by way of print and other media.

Download more information here. Posted 6/4/17

 

DEAN OF THE CHAPEL AND PASTOR OF BETHANY MEMORIAL CHURCH

West Virginia

The successful candidate will be an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), holding a M.Div, D. Min, or Ph.D. The candidate will have demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, experience with and an understanding of millennials, and a commitment to religious pluralism. The candidate will have primary responsibility for generating a lively spiritual culture and a high moral sense at the College. Among the responsibilities will be to provide interfaith experiences on and off campus, to teach a college course or two each year, to foster social justice awareness in theory and practice, to provide pastoral counseling to students, to cultivate a strong relation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), to provide continuing education for clergy and laity, and to serve as pastor of historic Bethany Memorial Church. The candidate will preach regularly, perform all clergy duties, visit homes, hospitals, shut-ins, and lead the church in an inclusive missional ministry. To that end, the Dean of the Chapel will wear several hats: Pastor of Bethany Memorial Church, College Chaplain, Head of Buffalo Seminary (organizing 6-8 seminars for clergy/laity), and Director of Church Relations. An Advisory Committee composed of faculty, students, and church members will meet monthly with the successful candidate. In their advisory role they will counsel, provide support and offer wisdom on this exciting pilgrimage.

Search and Call papers can be directed to the Regional Minister of the Christian Church in WV, the Reverend Thaddaeus B. Allen tallen@wvdisciples.org
Posted 5/5/17

 

URBAN INCLUSIVE MINISTRY ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY

North Long Beach Christian Church
Long Beach, California

Reverend Heather Miner, pastor of North Long Beach Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), seeks a Ministry Assistant to help support community outreach, a new children and youth ministry, and community life in the church.  We are a progressive and evangelical church, which welcomes people wherever they are on life’s journey. That one would put Christ first in their lives is our only requirement for membership.  The ideal candidate will be willing to learn, willing to try new things in conversation with the pastor, enjoy creating new relationships, be a supportive presence in and out of worship, and be willing to invite people into a relationship with Jesus.  Ability to make videos is a plus.  Must be 18 years old or older and will be subject to a background check.    

Hours:  Sundays, 10 – 1; Fridays, 2 – 6 p.m. (staff meeting 2:00)

Friday Nights or Saturdays, 5 hours, according to a monthly schedule; flexible.

Pay:  $14/hour for up to 48 hours/month. 

Interested?  Please send a cover letter and resume to Reverend Heather Miner at admin@nlbcc, subject Ministry Assistant
Posted 6/1/17

 

LEAD PASTOR OPENING

Missiongathering Christian Church
San Diego, California

Missiongathering Christian Church San Diego (MG); Disciples of Christ is looking for its next God called and inspired Lead Pastor. Missiongathering is a growing, Christian faith community that seeks to live out the heart of God in a Post-Christian world. The role of the lead pastor is to direct and enhance the unique vision of Missiongathering Christian Church Community: to Inspire Hope And To Illuminate Love. For more information, click here
Posted 4/14/17

 

NATIONAL PASTOR FOR HISPANIC MINISTRIES

Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries
St. Louis, MO

The Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries is searching for a National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries. She / He will create a work plan for the Central Pastoral Office, which shall be presented to the Hispanic Board of Directors and the Pastoral Commission for consideration and approval. She / He will implement the work plan, in direct collaboration with Regions and General Ministries of the General Expression of the Church. Applicants must meet the following requirements: be an ordained minister with standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, have five years of Pastoral Experience in a Hispanic or Bilingual congregation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, etc. Deadline for receipt letter of interest is June 30, 2017. 

Download the full job posting here
Posted 2/10/17