Ministry Opportunities

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

Navy Chaplains

The US Navy currently has a need for chaplains. Right now there are thousands of uniformed service members serving in the Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and Marines without adequate chaplain support. These brave citizens are members of your congregations and organizations dotted all over America and have answered the call to advance the cause of freedom around the world. I hope this letter is the means God is using to open your eyes to a new and exciting ministry opportunity for you.

Qualifications for both Full-time Active Duty and Part-time Reserve Chaplains: 

  • Maximum age: 47
  • Education: the equivalent of a 72-semester hour Master of Divinity (must be 2/3 in residence)
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years religious leadership experience
  • Physical: Meet US Navy height and weight requirements and physical fitness standards.  

If God is calling you to use your gifts and graces as an extension of your local church ministry, please contact Courtney K. Smrdel, USN, NC1 Cell: (440) 822-4848 Email:

August 24, 2016

Assistant for Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church - Toledo, Ohio

The Assistant for CYF Ministries is responsible for shaping ministries with children 0-18 and their families. The goal is an integrated ministry that equips parents and families to put faith at the center of their lives, involves children and youth in a variety of aspects of church life, and mentors youth as they grow in faith and life. Minimum: 2 year degree or life experience that is applicable to the position; preferred: bachelor degree in relevant field (child development, education, and ministry); Part-time position; option for either 12 month schedule (approximately 20 hrs. per week, variable by season) or 10 month schedule (25 hrs. per week, approx. mid-August to mid-June). Resumes will be received until the position has been filled. Contact:

August 5, 2016

Senior Pastor

Mt. Victory Church of Christ - Mt. Victory, OH

Has an immediate opening for senior pastor; likely a bi-vocational candidate, unable to afford full-time pay (we would revisit that issue as congregation would grow). A great opportunity for a semi-retired pastor, a young pastor just getting started into the field, or for anyone up to a challenge to see God work in building up a church. We're one of only two churches in a town of 500, so the potential is there, we're just lacking that Shepherd to provide a vision, and guidance, to take us to the next level. We have a small Worship Band, that plays mostly contemporary worship music, with the full support of the congregation. Over the last year we have added many upgrades to our church building, with a couple more in the works. The potential is there, as this was once a good sized, active congregation in the community, and we believe is ripe for growth. Is God calling you? 

Contact info: or call 937-441-0995 and/or or call 419-674-7218. 

July 22, 2016

Director of Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church - Bowling Green, OH

First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, OH is seeking a Director of Family Ministries.  The position will be responsible for, but not limited to, creating and overseeing children’s education, adult education, and family ministries.  The position will avg. 30 hrs/week.  Send resumes to or mail to FUMC, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, OH 43402.

May 16, 2016

Worship Leader

Vineyard Church - Bowling Green, OH

A missional, outwardly-focused church, The Vineyard is praying for a Spirit-filled, Spirit-led leader who loves to worship through music, and equip/enable others to find intimacy with God via that medium.  Music at Vineyard BG is an integral part of our morning worship experience, so the person God leads to fill the position will find hungry people with open hearts. 

For more information, please check out the website:, or call: 419-575-1949.

May 16, 2016

Youth Ministry Leader

Westminster United Methodist Church - Harrod, OH

Cover Letter

Position Description

May 10, 2016

Senior Pastor

Central Manor Church - Washington Boro, PA

Click here to view the job posting and description.

April 27, 2016

College Minister

CCO - Various Locations

The college and university campus is one of the most strategic mission fields in the world.  The CCO invites you to consider being a part of what God is doing on college campuses.  As a campus ministry organization, we seek to develop students to be passionate leaders who serve Jesus Christ in their studies, jobs, communities, and families.  We partner with churches, inviting students into the lives of local congregations and design each ministry to fit the needs of every campus we serve. We currently have positions available in partnership with Church of God churches.

Our staff engage in discipleship, evangelism, outreach, hospitality, and leadership development with college students. These efforts are tailored to the particular needs and opportunities at the 116 unique campuses we serve. We serve on campuses across the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about college ministry, whose faith is Biblically rooted and integrated, who are strategic and disciplined, who are effective communicators, and who are leadership developers.

If you are interested in learning more or applying, please contact Sam Taylor at or 412-363-3303. For more info about the CCO and ministry opportunities, please visit our website at

March 14, 2016

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