Fulfill your calling through a career at Western Theological Seminary.
Working at Western
Western Theological Seminary is rooted in the historic Christian faith and seeks to be Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical in its focus. With a full time faculty of 22, it offers four degree programs: the M.Div. in both residential and distance-learning formats, an M.A., a Th.M., and a D.Min. In addition, it offers a graduate certificate program and a dual-track M.Div./MSW program, as well as a variety of continuing education initiatives.
Western Theological Seminary is intentionally committed to a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of racial-ethnic minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Open Faculty Positions
Western Theological Seminary (WTS), Holland, Michigan, is an evangelical and ecumenical community of faith and learning in the Reformed tradition that serves the church of Jesus Christ by preparing Christians called by God to lead the church in mission.
WTS is actively pursuing diversity in its faculty and has established a Faculty Fellow program designed to encourage applications from ABD racial-ethnic minority scholars. One-half teaching load is assigned to provide time to complete Ph.D. dissertation. Competitive salary and benefits, as well as housing assistance provided. Dr. Alvin Padilla, academic dean and vice president of academic affairs, leads the WTS faculty.
If mutually agreed, the fellowship may be extended to a second year appointment. If curricular needs exist, the Faculty Fellow may apply for a regular, full-time faculty appointment and will be given full consideration among other applicants. If this possibility does not exist, the Faculty Fellow will be equipped to enter the academic job market with a completed degree and some teaching experience.
The Faculty Fellow should be committed to the historic Christian faith, adhere to Reformed theological tradition, and embrace the mission, identity, and vision of Western Theological Seminary. The school is committed to racial-ethnic initiatives. Please note: applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.
To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references to Rayetta Perez, director of human resources, WTS, 101 East 13th Street, Holland, MI 49423; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assist in achieving the mission of Western Theological Seminary to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” by providing administrative support to the President and to the Business Office. Full job description here.
Assist in achieving the mission of Western Theological Seminary to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” by serving on the student summer maintenance crew.
Each summer, David Becker, superintendent of buildings and grounds, leads the crew as it accomplishes annual maintenance work for the seminary. Crew members learn great skills – painting, building repair, grounds care – and have the opportunity to work indoors and outdoors on a variety of tasks. Throughout the summer, the team enjoys a unique camaraderie and fun while working together. Hours are 7am – 4pm, Monday through Friday, so summer nights and weekends are free to enjoy. Time off for vacations is accommodated whenever possible.
Christ Memorial Reformed Church in Holland, MI is seeking to fill three positions in their Care and Connection Department: Administrative Assistant; Connections Coordinator; and PT Pastor of Visitation. If you are interested in learning more about these positions please visit indeed.com. (posted 2/17/17)
Pastor of Outreach and Mission—Corinth Reformed Church in Byron Center, MI is seeking a full time pastor of outreach and mission. This person will work with global and organic outreach ministries and first impression ministries (welcome ministries). Contact the church for more information. (posted 2/15/17)
Ministries Coordinator—Pillar Church in Holland, MI is seeking a Ministry Coordinator to support the mission and ministries of the church through communication, hospitality and staff team assistance. Visit church website for more information. (posted 2/15/17)
Associate Pastor—First Congregational Church in Naples, Florida is seeking an associate pastor to join the senior pastor in celebrating the life and mission of the congregation at all levels. (posted 2/15/17)
Senior Pastor—New Hope Community Church in Aurora, CO is seeking a Senior Pastor with a minimum of five years of pastoral and teaching experience in a multi-staff church/para-church setting. Visit the church’s website for more information or contact Sandya65@outlook.com(posted 1/26/17)
Registered Nurse for the Evangelical Mission Hospital (EMH) in Aswan, Egypt. This individual will provide nursing care as well as training and recruiting services to help address the nursing shortage in Egypt. Please visit the Reformed Church in America website for full position description. (posted 12/21/16)
Pastor to the Protestant Church in Oman–the PCO consists of multicultural and multi-denominational worshipers from various parts of the world who share a common tradition of serving God. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com. (posted 12/21/16)
Youth Ministry Director—First Congregational Church, UCC in South Haven, MI is seeking to fill this PT position in early 2017. A full job description and application are on the church website. (posted 12/7/16)
Pastor—Pella Reformed Church in Adams, NE is seeking a pastor who has a heart for God and a heart for people, who is comfortable going out into the community, meeting people of all ages and establishing connections. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org(posted 12/7/16)
Youth Ministry Coordinator-–Third Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland, MI would like to fill this half time position. The person will lead, develop, and coordinate youth programming for grades 6-12. Send all inquired to: email@example.com(posted 12/7/16)
Resident Minister—Grand Canyon Community Church, in conjunction with “A Christian Ministry in the National Parks” welcomes applications for the role of Resident Minister. The church is an interdenominational assembly located within Grand Canyon National Park-South Rim and has existed for over eighty years. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website. (posted 11/23/16)
Pastor—Monocacy Valley Church is a Reformed congregation located near Frederick, Maryland is seeking a bi-vocational or part-time pastor with the skills and vision necessary to restore a formerly vibrant and active congregation by “revitalizing” them to be the church that God requires of them. For the church profile contact email@example.com. (posted 11/11/16)
Pastor—Pequannock Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ is seeking a pastor. A successful candidates will have a love of music, be enthusiastic possess a contagious personality and exhibit a passion for their ministry. He/she must be able to relate to young and old alike, be well organized and have strong administrative skills. For more information please contact PJMKM@aol.com(Posted 10/27/16)
Teaching/Preaching Pastor—Maurice Reformed Church in Maurice, IA is seeking a senior pastor. The person will come along side our congregation and join them in their mission and vision statement. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (posted 10/27/16)
Pastor—Harlingen Reformed Church in Belle Mead, NJ is seeking a pastor. “The pastor is the spiritual leader of our congregation, and as such, is responsible to the Lord and to the Church in proclaiming the gospel and teaching the Bible, especially as it relates to everyday life here in central New Jersey.” For more information contact: email@example.com (Posted 9/21/16)
Senior Pastor—Pompton Reformed Church in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey is seeking a senior pastor. This historic, stable and forward-thinking congregation in a beautiful, close-knit and diverse community seeks a visionary Senior Pastor to lead them in faithful living. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org(posted 9/8/16)
Pastor of Compass Ministries—Harlem Reformed Church in Holland, MI is seeking a person to equip the next generation to live as faithful, passionate disciples of Jesus. This is full-time position with an emphasis on youth ministry. Please see website for full job description and application. (posted 8/5/16)
Pastor—The Reformed Church of Prince Bay in Station Island, NY (The Church that Never Closes) is seeking a part time pastor. The church is seeking a pastor who wants to put to use their preaching and teaching skills; pastoral care; and to reach out in the name of Jesus to the very kinds of folks who were attached to him. Contact the church for more information. (posted 7/11/16)
Pastor—Bentheim Reformed Church in Hamilton, MI is seeking a full time pastor. The church is looking for a Spirit-filled leader who is grounded in Biblical teaching, able to relate to people in different seasons and walks of life, and passionate about turning hearts to Christ. For more information contact: email@example.com or online. (posted 6/14/2016)
Pastor–Fairview Reformed Church in Fairview, IL is seeking a full time pastor. This historic church in a rural setting seeks a pastor to lead, guide and work beside its congregation in ministering to the total life of the community by preaching, teaching, witnessing amd proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (posted 6/2/16)
An updated placement listing can be found in the Student Support Services office or on the Reformed Church in America website, job opportunities page.