Ministry Opportunities

Postings for the Ministry Opportunities page can be emailed to Jim Wilder at and will be accessible for 90 days.


Pine River Church of God - Vestaburg, MI

The Pine River Church of God is currently seeking a Part-Time Pastor who is a strong Biblical preacher with an emphasis on reaching those who need a relationship with God. Our church is located in central Michigan, 3 miles from the village of Vestaburg, which has approximately 2000 residents. Our church has been newly remodeled and currently has an average worship attendance of 40-45 on Sunday mornings which includes 10-12 children and youth. Our church is welcoming with very friendly people. We are looking for a pastor who reflects that same welcoming, friendly attitude and is serious about Biblical truth.

You may learn more about our church by visiting our Facebook page; PineRiver ChurchofGod. You may also check out the website If you are interested in this ministry opportunity or have questions, please send a resume or express your interest by April 30, 2015. Send your email to the church email address: or Pine River Church of God, P.O Box 326, Vestaburg, MI 48891. You may also contact Great Lakes Conference Director Earl Mills,

March 4, 2015

Director of Youth and Family Ministry

St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Clyde, OH

St. Paul Lutheran Church is located in Clyde, Ohio and ½ hour from Lake Erie. We are a member congregation of the NALC (North American Lutheran Church) and LCMC (Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ). Our active membership is 404, average weekly worship attendance is 155, Sunday School average is 20, and our CAT3 program (post-catechism) is 6.

We are looking for an energetic, fun, faith filled person to help grow faith in our children, youth and their families. This position requires someone with organizational skills, creativity and flexibility, and is an effective communicator with the ability to teach. This is a part time position 20-30 hours per week, with potential growth to 40 hours, primarily working afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Key criteria:
• Lead the youth ministries program by developing and implementing additional discipleship programs for our children and youth.
• Serve as a positive role model for Christian living & service and be an active and visible presence within the church (with an active membership at St. Paul’s).
• Mature Christian character with a commitment to St. Paul Lutheran Church’s values and mission.
• Ability to manage events, budgets, curriculum and accurately teach God’s word to children and youth.
• Possess the ability to work with church staff and volunteers.
• The Director will partner with family, congregation and the community in ministry.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is desired and the ability to incorporate music and the arts is a plus, possess basic English skills and office/computer usage abilities.
• Candidates will undergo a background check.

Complete job description can be seen on our web site

Compensation package $25-35,000 - salary & benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Send resume, cover letter and 3 references to:
Search Committee, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 147 W Forest St. Clyde, OH 43410 or
Email to
No phone calls

February 27, 2015

Director of Equipping

Leipsic United Methodist Church - Leipsic, OH

This position reports to the Lead Pastor and is responsible for the development and training of current and future leaders and volunteers.

Assists constituents in identifying their spiritual gifts, graces, talents, passions, and abilities and helps them employ them in the service of our Lord.  Leads team development within the multi-site setting and within each congregation.  Interested candidates should send their resumes to:

February 26, 2014

Security Monitor

City Mission - Findlay, OH

Job Requirements: Mature man with an interest in serving the homeless and individuals with emergency needs. The following are important skills and qualities: 1. Dependability, 2. Record-keeping abilities, 3. Public relations skills, and 4. A firm-yet-caring approach (able to act with authority to enforce rules, but a sympathetic listener)

Job Responsibilities:
• Answer the phone and complete other assigned office duties.
• Do intakes of clients, interact with clients, and record medication.
• Receive, record, and process donations that come in.
• Review the Log and receive briefing from previous shift Staff.
• For the information of the day shift and other Security, record in the Log any incidents that occur.
• Brief the next Security Monitor (or next staff member on duty) about any situations or problems with clients that may affect his shift.

• Enforce Mission rules and curfews and report violations to Mission Director or Security Coordinator.
• Handle resident needs and problems.
• Monitor the Mission, making rounds every two hours, and adjusting the rounds schedule nightly so that they do not follow a predictable pattern. (When a physically or emotionally unstable client is staying at the Mission, monitor more often as the situation requires.)
• Search all bags and personal belongings of residents entering the building.
• Breathalyze residents as needed.
• Keep outer doors locked, use the intercom to communicate with individuals coming to the door, and monitor outside and inside security cameras.

Mission Routine:
• Clean as needed.
• Enforce 11 PM curfew for TV, washers, and dryers.
• Warm up suppers for pre-approved second shift workers as they arrive.
• Evening/Weekend - Monitor the dining room and assist with supper clean-up as needed (sweep dining room and foyer).
• Night/Weekend - Set out breakfast (baked goods, cereal, bananas, juice, coffee, etc.) between 5 and 7 AM.

Hours of Work: Part-time as assigned

Contact: Jim Davison, Director of Operations, 419-423-9151, or e-mail

February 25, 2014


Shawnee Church of God - Lima, OH

Denomination:  Churches of God, General Conference

Church Size:  30-40

Job Description: 

Part-Time Pastor (25 hours per week includes Sundays and 2 flexible office days or as needed)             

Job Overview:  The Part-time Pastor position will lead the church in living lives that serve Christ with the goal of leading others to know him.  As the leader of the church, duties will include but are not limited to Sunday morning worship (music, message, discipleship), midweek Bible study, special services (Christmas Eve, Easter, etc.), attendance at church leadership team meetings, community outreach, office duties, preparing the Sunday bulletin and emailing the midweek update to the congregation.  Availability for emergencies and visitations will be expected.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have experience in spiritual development, making disciples to bring those who are lost to know Christ.  An energetic and personable quality will aid in building up believers in their faith, equipping them to spread the word.  Good communication skills, creativity, sensitivity and understanding are all valuable assets that will aid in keeping cohesiveness and fellowship within our church.  As a leader, a vision for the church and where it is headed is a must.

*Please submit resume before March 15, 2015 to

*To learn more about Shawnee Church of God, go to


Ottawa Presbyterian Church - Ottawa, OH

We are a healthy, financially stable, family oriented church looking for a strong spiritual leader with good preaching skills, who enjoys being around people, appreciates a wide variety of music and worship styles, loves noisy children, is community minded, has a wonderful sense of humor, is energetic, enjoys pastoral visits, has excellent communication skills with both individuals and crowds, is comfortable working with people of all ages, is organized, takes initiative, and is technologically savvy. We also look for our future spiritual leader to be strong at utilizing the gifts of the congregation as well as working with its weaknesses in order to best serve our mission to glorify God.

Our congregation is more than a gathering of peoples on Sunday morning - we are a strong, loving family. In times of tragedy and joy, we rely on each other for support. This is due in part to our small size. Some of our families have been here for many years while others are new. There is always a sense of belonging, which is truly the soul of our congregation. This leads us towards fulfilling Christ's mission for the church.

Central to our congregation’s vision for ministry is the continual strengthening of our individual faith by worship, prayer, bible study, music, Sunday school, and service.

OPC brings an array of musical talent and an appreciation for a variety of worship styles.

Our commitment to God and our community is a vital part of who we are.

Our congregation is blessed with many members who are very active in local organizations and agencies. When a need is perceived in our community, we have responded by bringing people together to accomplish a common goal, such as founding the local Habitat for Humanity following a major flood in 2007. Our youth volunteer alongside older members to develop a strong sense of mission and service at a young age.

"Who is God calling us to be?" We affirm that God has blessed us with resources, spiritual gifts, and talents that can be utilized to serve others. We live this vision through working in the Ottawa Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Council on Aging, Christmas gift boxes, and Operation Christmas Child.

Apply by emailing Lynne Hirzel at

January 23, 2015

Day Center Assistant

City Mission of Findlay - Findlay, OH

Job Requirements
: Bachelors Degree or equivalent life experience, interest in working with at-risk adult populations, capable of managing and monitoring multiple short-term and long-term priorities, proficient in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, Outlook.

Job Responsibilities
: Oversee the operations of the Day Center on weekends, monitoring operations, maintaining order and working with the Day Center Coordinator to maintain consistent programming. Assist guests as needed in on-line applications writing resumes, cover letters and job applications. Hours are normally 8 A.M. to 3 P.M on Saturdays and Sundays.

Please contact
: John Berkebile, Day Center Coordinator. 419-423-9151, City Mission of Findlay, 510 W. Main Cross St.

January 6, 2015


Family of Faith Church - Tiffin, OH

Family of Faith is an LCMC congregation of over 218 baptized members and an average weekly worship attendance of 100. Family of Faith joined LCMC in 2010 and uses a strong, traditional biblical style of Lutheran worship.

Family of Faith is seeking a pastor who is LCMC-certified or willing to become LCMC certificated, possesses an MDiv from an accredited seminary, has 5 years of pastoral experience and who will lead us in seeking, celebrating, and sharing the peace of Christ with our community and the world.

Click here for more information.

January 5, 2015


Blue Mountain Church of God - Smithsburg, MD

The Blue Mountain Church of God, Smithsburg, Maryland, is seeking a part-time (25-30 hours a week) pastor. Established in 1909, the Blue Mountain Church of God is a member of the Eastern Regional Conference, Churches of God General Conference, Findlay, Ohio.

With an average attendance of 30, the church seeks a pastor who will be available for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services, plan and execute special services, administer the ordinances of communion and footwashing quarterly, and visit the sick/homebound. The pastor will perform baptisms, baby dedications, weddings, and funerals. The candidate should have strong Biblical knowledge and be able and willing to counsel and reach into the community to make the presence of the Blue Mountain Church meaningful. Because Smithsburg’s early development was directly influenced by migrant workers, and many remain in the community today, someone with a second language of Spanish would give an additional advantage to the position, but this is not required.

The prospective candidate should have ministerial experience and have initiated ministry opportunities. A Bible College degree, Seminary degree, or completion of the Winebrenner Pastoral Training Institute with Ordination Certification, or the equivalent is required.

Interested candidates should send an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume, including at least three pastoral related references, to James Henneman at (717-422-6205). Please do not contact the church directly. Resumes should be received by April 18, 2015.

December 15, 2014

Executive Director

Churches of God, General Conference - Findlay, OH

The Churches of God, General Conference, based in Findlay, Ohio is now receiving applications for the position of Executive Director of the denomination. Bill Reist, CGGC president is serving as the chairperson of the transition team along with eight others from across the Church.

An application, position description and desired attributes of the Executive Director are available on the Churches of God website, and by contacting or  Applications received by December 15, 2014 will be given priority, with a decision to be made, Lord willing, by March 31, 2015.

For more information regarding values, beliefs and history of the CGGC you may visit online. Please direct all inquiries pertaining to the Executive Director position to the e-mail addresses above and not to the CGGC offices.

October 16, 2014

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