Job Opportunities

To submit a position to be posted on this page, please email Katerina Hinkle at hinklek@winebrenner.edu. Please notify Katerina when the position has been filled. The following positions have been submitted by churches and ministries:

Ministry Opportunity – Pastor Retiring

A picturesque southern Wood County, Ohio church, is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor to replace the Senior Pastor who will be retiring this summer. Interested persons seeking to expand their call into a preaching ministry, or a more seasoned pastor looking for a change of pace may find this an answer to prayer. The pastor and his wife are retiring after more than eleven years of service in the church and 35 years in the Gideon Ministry. They will be available, if desired, to assist in the transition.

The church is located in a small town and is a very unique, beautiful facility (see website), renovated several times over the years and has an adjacent modern brick parsonage, 3BR, 1.5 bath, ranch style home with a two-car attached garage. The church has a strong leadership group with good skills with a loving, compassionate and understanding style. Visitors are welcomed with a friendly reception. Interested persons are encouraged to visit our website for additional information: www.rudolphchristianchurch.org

Post updated December 1, 2020

Senior Pastor for Student in Training

Faith Community Church United Church of Christ is searching for a Senior Pastor for a small congregation. The current Pastor is retiring in June 2021. This congregation would be a perfect site for a student in training for the ministry. Please email Pastor Scott Kaufman at eichof@netzero.net if interested.

Part-Time Pastor Position

The Ottawa Missionary Church of Ottawa, Ohio is seeking applicants for a part-time pastor position.  Ottawa has a population of approximately 4500 and is located in a farming community in northwestern Ohio. Applicants must be credentialed by the Missionary Church (done by our regional office after applying). A parsonage is available and compensation is made depending on whether the applicant resides there. The position is a minimum of 15 hours a week to include:

  1. Preparation and preaching
  2. Care and visitation
  3. Community involvement

Other desires (but not requirements) for an applicant include:

  1. A spouse who is active in the church
  2. Musical ability (or spouse with musical ability)
  3. Trained in counseling
  4. Yard work for church & parsonage (if resides there)

These items are negotiable, so all and any applicants who may be interested are welcome to apply. If interested, contact Jeff Kephart, Regional Director, at the regional office in Troy, Ohio.  Jeff’s e-mail address is jeffk@woh.rr.com, phone number 937-339-0015, mailing address: 1509 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio  45373

Post updated September 24, 2020

Full-time Senior Pastor

The Mount Joy Church of God (MJCOG) is accepting applications to fill the currently vacant full-time Senior Pastor position.  Applications will be accepted from August 1, 2020 through October 1, 2020.

The Mount Joy Church of God is located within the heart of Mount Joy Borough, within the Donegal School District in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  The Church is affiliated with the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God General Conference. The successful senior pastor candidate will be a gifted, well-trained, and experienced teacher and preacher who boldly and courageously presents the Word with sound skill while genuinely living out their faith with humble conviction.

For a full job description and application details, email Mount Joy Church of God Administrative Assistant Heather Stark at heathermjcog@gmail.com or Eastern Regional Conference Placement Representative Dave Williams at dave@erccog.org.

August 19, 2020

Air Force Chaplain

Do today’s challenges leave you re-evaluating your ministry options? If you find yourself needing more financial support you can obtain it while expanding your personal ministry at the same time! We would like to invite you to consider the Air Force as an option for ministry expansion part-time as a reserve or a full-time active duty chaplain.  Both paths earn you outstanding healthcare options, added income, and an opportunity to serve your country. Basic requirements for both the reserve and active duty paths are a 72 hour graduate degree, ecclesiastical endorsement, and passing a health review. Contact our office where an Air Force Chaplain Corps recruiter is waiting to engage you about the Air Force ministry. Email us for more information at afrs.chaplains@us.af.mil.

June 3, 2020

Senior Pastor

The Bowmansdale Church of God was established in 1891 and is part of the Eastern Regional Conference of the Churches of God, General Conference. The average weekly attendance at Bowmansdale Church of God is 80.

The successful candidate shall:
· Have the ability to preach the Word of God accurately and with clarity.
· Have leadership skills to cast a Holy-Spirit-led vision.
· Identify, train, and equip persons to do ministry.
· Be doctrinally and theologically sound, in agreement with and supportive of the views of the Eastern Regional Conference.
· Be visible in the community such as participation in service clubs, local school functions, or other community activities.

The Bowmansdale Church of God welcomes you to submit an application with information containing your qualifications, experience, education and references to:
Eastern Regional Conference
900 Arlington Avenue, suite 213
Harrisburg, PA 17019
Attn: Pastor Dave Williams
Email: dave@erccog.org

June 2020

Pastor of Discipleship

Hanover First Church of God (HFCOG), part of the Eastern Region Conference, Churches of God General Conference, has an opening for a full time Pastor of Discipleship. The candidate should be passionate about making disciples who replicate themselves in the lives of others. The Pastor of Discipleship will report directly to the Lead Pastor and will be responsible for ensuring that the mission and vision of HFCOG are carried out through the discipleship ministries.

Ideally, the Pastor of Discipleship will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Discipleship or a related field of ministry. Seminary experience is also a plus, but not a requirement. If not currently credentialed by Churches of God General Conference, he/she must successfully pass a theological exam conducted by the Eastern Region Conference Churches of God Commission on Credentialing and Placement.

For more information, visit us at hanoverbeacon.org. A more detailed ministry description is available and may be requested by e-mailing kay@hanoverbeacon.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter including your reason for interest in this position, a statement of faith and beliefs, your philosophy of discipleship ministry, and a resume that includes past work history, ministry experience, and education. Please list 2 personal references and 2 professional references as well. We are accepting applications through March 31, 2020. Send applications to:
Hanover First Church of God
Attention: Search Committee
600 Fairview Drive
Hanover PA 17331

June 2020

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: courtney.smrdel@navy.mil

Position Posted: On-going