Ministry Opportunities

  Is your church searching for a new Pastor?

The National Minister’s Office offers a variety of resources to assist Pastoral Search Committees in the search process to find a biblically grounded, evangelical pastor.  Order resources for your Pastoral Search Committee via 877-424-1472 or

ILLINOIS – First Congregational United Church of Christ planted its spiritual roots in Decatur, Illinois 125 years ago and continues today, with an eye toward the future. The congregation’s 183 members provide a solid base of resources and dedicated lay leaders and volunteers. We envision an energetic pastor who provides Bible based sermons, for both traditional and contemporary worship, which renew and grow the Christian spirit within us. Our pastor will be a strong leader and a team player, working alongside our leadership team and actively ministering to young and old alike. He or she will reinforce our tradition of faith and friendship while keeping us relevant in today’s world. Our pastor will inspire, encourage and guide us with passion and courage into the future.

FCUCC’s New England-style church building was built in 1957 and is located in a residential neighborhood on 10 wooded acres. Decatur, the agribusiness capital of the world, is an ethnically diverse community with a population of nearly 75,000. It is within easy driving distance of three major cities – St. Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago. The community’s cost of living, especially housing costs, is one of the lowest in the Midwest.  We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, which includes a combined salary and housing allowance, based upon education, skills and experience.  For more information about this position and/or to submit inquiries, please

(PLEASE NOTE: that this church is in the United Church of Christ denomination and is not part of the Evangelical Association.  They have indicated an interest in expanding their search beyond their denominatioan into the EA. It will be up to the candidate and search committee to determine if the candidate is a good theological fit for the congregation.)

MARYLAND – St. Paul’s Reformed Church of Clear Spring, MD is seeking a Pastor to provide spiritual leadership for a Bible believing congregation.  The ideal candidate will be an effective preacher with caring pastoral skills, inspire us with their sermons, encourage people to relate their faith to their daily lives, and be an effective communicator who can inspire our congregation to grow, especially the youth members.  The candidate should be credentialed and ordained or willing to be credentialed and ordained with recognition through the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches or other affiliated body.  For a detailed job description of the position, please send a request to

MASSACHUSETTSMiddleton Congregational Church, 66 Maple St., Middleton, MA 01949 ( ) is prayerfully seeking an experienced, energetic, evangelical Senior Pastor to lead our church.  We are a conservative but unaffiliated Congregational Church with a rich history of serving our community by proclaiming the Gospel message in word and deed.  The Pastor we seek should meet the following qualifications…

•Master of Divinity degree from an accredited, conservative seminary.

•Five years of ministry experience.

•Flexible with Infant and Adult baptism and baby dedication.

•An ability to instruct people with biblical insight, compassion, and practical application.

•A heart for outreach and discipleship.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send us the following…

•Cover letter

•Personal statement of faith, to include your positions on:  baptism, ecumenism, eschatology, and the charismatic movement.

•Resume that includes your denominational affiliation, academic training, membership in civic/social organizations, secular and ministry work experience, web or blog-site, musical ability, publications.

•3 references

•Reason(s) for leaving your current ministry

•Any special family considerations

•Sample sermon (manuscript or web-link)

…by mail (ATTN: Pastoral Search Committee)              

    or email to

NORTH CAROLINA  St. Paul’s Reformed Church located in China Grove, NC is seeking a full/part-time pastor. Our Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Christian Churches (EA).  Our 131 year old church is located in a small, rural community 30 miles north of Charlotte.  We seek a pastor who is a compassionate and caring person, sensitive to others, and loves the Lord.  We would like our new pastor to be an inspiring and caring person who is a good and effective presenter.  Our new pastor will be a person who  makes meaningful pastoral visits to those who are hospitalized and confined to home and/or care facilities.  The ideal candidate will lead the church in spiritual and numerical growth; be a person who trusts in God and believes in the power of prayer.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and salary requirements to the search committee by mail:  St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Attn: Search Committee 811 N. Enochville Ave. China Grove, NC 28023 or by email to:

NORTH CAROLINAPleasant Ridge Christian Church in Greensboro, NC is seeking a part-time Music Director.  The PRCC Music Director is a salaried, part time position that is responsible for the overall music program of the church, initiating programs, arranging for rehearsals, special music, etc. The Music Director also provides piano accompaniment when needed. He or she works closely and cooperatively with the Pastor in planning music appropriate to the church’s liturgy and to the service. Music for Sunday morning worship services and other special events is discussed and coordinated with the Pastor prior to rehearsals. The Music Director works under the supervision of the Pastor in conjunction with the Music Committee. He or she must have an appreciation for the mission, values and theology of PRCC and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and encourage the spiritual growth in persons she/he works with and serves.  The Music Director plans the music for Sunday morning worship services, in coordination with the Pastor, arranges for choir or other rehearsals, solos, special music, handbells, youth programs, etc., and directs the choir on a regularly scheduled basis.  The Music Director will provide musical leadership for public worship and be responsible for and direct a graded choir program inclusive of all ages; young children through adult. Enhancement of congregational singing is a larger goal since the congregation is the real and greatest choir.  The Music Director is responsible for the music for the regularly scheduled special services, such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve and for special events such as the installation service for a Pastor, etc.  The Music Director orders supplies related to the church music program as necessary, maintains the music library, and is responsible for staying within the annual budget for the music program.

The Music Director is responsible for other duties as may be assigned.   Musical Competencies:  Ability in a wide range of styles from Christian classics (Hymns) to contemporary music.  Desired Education and Training:  Bachelors degree in music or related experience preferred.  Two years of experience at directing a church choir preferred.  For interested applicants please email your resume to or call 336-937-4698

NORTH CAROLINA – Shallow Well Church is a self-governing, family oriented church in search of a full time pastor to lead us in our journey to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.  While respecting our historic roots, we are looking for a pastor to blend our traditional service with a respectable level of contemporary aspects so as to appeal to a broader range of membership demographic, while maintaining our current membership. The candidate should foremost be led by the Lord and have competent knowledge of handling business aspects of how a church operates. Based in Central North Carolina, our church has a strong local missions base and works to minister to our local community in many ways.  Our pastor must be faith centered and well-grounded in the works of the Bible so as to provide spiritually accurate and energetic leadership to our congregation through sermons, visits, counseling and much more. Shallow Well Church has been a center point for our community since 1877, flourishing due to our faith in God. We are seeking a pastor to shepherd us into the future for years to come.  Please visit and click on pastoral search to view basic qualifications that we desire for our Senior Pastor as well as the Pastor’s primary duties and responsibilities and our Vision and Mission. To apply, please download, complete and submit Application along with Resume to or via mail to PO Box 267 Broadway, NC 27505.  If more information is desired, our Church Profile can be provided via email request.  (PLEASE NOTE: that this church is in the United Church of Christ denomination and is not part of the Evangelical Association.  They have indicated their interest in expanding their search beyond their denomination into the EA.  It will be up to the candidate and search committee to determine if the candidate is a good theological fit for the congregation.)

NORTH CAROLINA – New Life Fellowship Church ( located in Newton, NC, is searching for a full-time pastor. New Life Fellowship Church is non-denominational and functions as a self-governing local congregation. Our doctrinal position finds its roots in the warm-hearted tradition of Methodism.  We endeavor to be cooperative in spirit with all Bible-believing churches. Our church was founded in 1989 with the purpose of promoting the worship of God among believers and Christian fellowship. Our goal along with our pastor is to build up believers in their faith and to see the conversion of the world to Jesus Christ. We are searching for a candidate who sees himself as the shepherd of the current and future attendees of New Life Fellowship Church. As we look to the future, we pray our next pastor will help us develop and grow not only in number but in our faithfulness to our Lord Jesus Christ. To learn more, submit your inquires to our search committee at New Life Fellowship, 3607 Spring Valley Drive, Newton, NC 28658 or

NORTH DAKOTA – Beulah Congregational Church is seeking a full time pastor. Beulah Congregational Church is a historic church in Beulah N.D. We are a diverse congregation of all ages, from many different backgrounds, and from several different towns, but we find unity in our common faith in Jesus Christ. We are a reformational and evangelical church. We uphold key reformational beliefs such as the inspiration and authority of the Bible, salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We observe two sacraments-Holy Baptism (including infant baptism) and Holy Communion. We are a family church. Our worship is inter-generational, we have an active Sunday School for all ages, youth programs for our children and children of the community (who don’t attend our church) and educational opportunities for men, women, youth, and children. To obtain a full profile of the church or to submit an application, please contact Marvin Sutheimer,Box 242, Zap, N.D. 58580, Phone (701)948-2805, or Our Church website is

OKLAHOMALoyal Evangelical Church, an EA affiliated congregation in Loyal, Oklahoma is seeking a part-time pastor.  We are located 45 minutes northwest of Oklahoma City and 20 minutes from Kingfisher. We are a small, caring, rural farming community.  The Loyal Evangelical Church is actively seeking a candidate who accurately and dynamically proclaims God’s Word, while meeting congregational needs and inspiring the church to live for Christ. A successful candidate will be a wise leader who studies the Bible diligently, spends hours each week in prayer, is involved in the community and the association, who is also a faithful family leader and who is always available for counseling, home and hospital visits. The Loyal Evangelical Church Pastor will be a leader who knows how to best meet the needs of every age group; is biblically faithful, and enthusiastically encourages the congregation to seek God’s wisdom in all situations. Ultimately, the church is seeking someone who is capable and always willing to help build the church and attend outreach gatherings to bring more people closer to Christ.  The Loyal Evangelical Church has been newly remodeled and has a clear vision to see the church grow and prosper in the Holy Spirit.  Interested candidates seeking more information may contact the Loyal Evangelical Church at

PENNSYLVANIAImmanuel Leidy’s church is seeking a full-time ordained minister for the position of Senior Pastor to serve our congregation. We are a reformed, non-denominational church, affirming that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. We are a 400+ member church located in the Philadelphia suburbs, with 150+ year tenure serving the local community and the world.  The ideal candidate must demonstrate a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ which is evidenced in daily life and exhibited through the character qualities as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.   The ideal candidate should be experienced in Biblically based,, expositional preaching that will both feed and challenge the flock in their spiritual growth.  This position requires strong administrative skills that will lead and help develop 9+ staff and the elder board.  We desire someone gifted in teaching the Word to a variety of ages and abilities of understanding and to arrange for learning opportunities across a spectrum of biblical themes.  The candidate must be able to aid in developing the lay leadership both in their spiritual walk and their leadership qualities.  Compensation package will include salary and benefits.  Interested parties should read the full Job Description and follow the steps to apply at 

PENNSYLVANIASt John Hill, UCC in Boyertown, PA (about 50 miles NW of Philadelphia) is seeking a full – time pastor who will preach Christ, His love, and His salvation to our congregation and community.  We realize we are all different and that each of our faith journeys will be unique, but we hope to find a pastor who will help us each to search and find our way, to “work out our own salvation,” and in doing so to develop a body of Christ at St. John Hill Church that shines as a loving example of His church in our community.  We are a congregation that was formed over 250 years ago in the German Reformed denomination and although part of the UCC for the past 50 years, we have recently become affiliated with the Evangelical Association as we desire to remain true to the traditional, biblical, and evangelical theology upon which we were founded.  We believe the people of Hill Church are its greatest asset and you will have to look long and hard to find a more giving congregation.  We look forward to welcoming our new pastor into our family, expanding our vision, ministry, and personal faith, as we journey together, servants of God in the historic Oley Valley for many years to come.  To learn more about this position please submit inquires and/or a resume to our search committee:  Nikki Weller,, 610-367-8114,  or by mail 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown, PA  19512 and please visit our web site,,  to learn more about our church’s recent and distant history. 

SOUTH DAKOTAScotland Community Church is looking for a solo pastor to shepherd its flock. Biblically accurate and practically applied preaching is a must. Pastoral experience is helpful. We are seeking a leader to teach our congregation to be disciples that we may reach our community and lead them to be believers in Christ and disciples as well. A willingness to get out and visit the elderly, shut-ins, nursing homes, farmers, those in agri-business, as well as other members of the congregation, is a plus. We have young people who are active in sports and other school activities. Attending sporting events and school concerts garners appreciation from students and their parents. Your help may well be needed in the Confirmation process.  Scotland is a rural, agricultural town of 750 with a thriving K-12 public school; a hospital, clinic, and nursing home; a bank; a grocery store; mini-mart; meat locker; a full service gas station; a Co-op; a couple of restaurants, several hair salons, and even a 9-hole golf course.  The church has a full kitchen located in the fellowship hall, nursery, multiple classrooms, is handicap accessible with elevator, and sanctuary can easily seat 200. The parsonage right across the street has four or five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a new kitchen, and has been newly remodeled. (Note: Scotland Community Church joined the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference in December of 2018.  A potential candidate would be encouraged to seek credentials with the 4 C’s.)  Send your resume to the Search Committee, scotlandsearch1@gmailcom. or mail it to Search Committee, Scotland Community Church, 350 Williams Street, Scotland, SD 57059.

TEXAS Immanuel Evangelical Church, located in Needville, Texas (on the southwest edge of the Houston metro area) is seeking a full-time Youth Pastor.  We are a theologically conservative church, with a traditional style of worship in search of a Youth Pastor to take our church to the next level of purpose-driven student ministry.  The focus of our children’s and youth ministries is teaching our students to be disciples of Christ who will, in turn, impact their friends and families with the love of God. Our church is affiliated with the Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Christian Churches (EA).  We are seeking a candidate who works well with children, youth and adults, has a passion to bring non-church children and youth into the life of the church, is a compassionate and caring person, sensitive to others’ needs, who continues to grow in knowledge and skills important to youth ministry.  To learn more, and to download our youth pastor application, please visit:


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