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Open Faculty Positions

None at this time.

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Associate Director of Formation for Ministry

The associate director of formation for ministry is a member of the Formation for Ministry/Student Services team at Western Theological Seminary. In this role, the associate director provides leadership to the Teaching Church Program, oversees the Clinical Pastoral Education process, teaches in and facilitates the formation for ministry curriculum, and participates in the design, implementation and oversight of the overall formation for ministry processes.

The position is 80%, or approximately 32 hours per week.

Position description here.  Applications will be accepted until June 7.


Custodian/Maintenance Assistant.  This position is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the seminary’s physical plant and grounds to provide a clean, attractive, safe, hospitable, and functional environment for students, employees, and guests. The position is full time (40 hours/week) from 2:00pm – 11:00pm.

Position description here. Applications will be accepted through June 10


To apply for either of these positions, send a cover letter, resume, and completed application to:

Rayetta Perez, Human Resources
Western Theological Seminary
101 E. 13th St
Holland, MI 49423
We also invite you to fill out our Voluntary Self-Identification form.
Open Student Employment Positions
Summer Maintenance Crew  
Crew members work full time from May through August on a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks to improve, maintain and update seminary facilities.
The deadline has passed. Please check back next year in January.
No other student employment available at this time.
Open Ministry Positions (submitted by churches & organizations)

Open Ministry Positions

Updated May 25, 2016

To submit a listing of an opening from your church or organization, please contact Beth Smith at 616-392-8555, x131 or beths@westernsem.edu

Check out the latest positions listed on the Reformed Church in America website

Harbor Churches a multi-site church which is made up of one organizational entity and includes 4 campuses has openings for various pastoral positions (Pastor of Missional Engagement, Pastor of Families and Transition, Associate Pastor, Kids Ministry Director, Worship Director and future campus pastors) Full job descriptions can be found on their website. (posted 5/13/16)

Minister of the Word and Sacrament - Helderberg Reformed Church in Guilderland Center, NY, in upstate New York is seeking a full time Pastor to grow with us and lead us successfully into the future.  Contact JoHealey@aol.com for more information. (posted 5/10/16)

Director of Worship--Northwestern College in Orange City, IA seeks a full-time, 10-month director of worship to begin August 1. Apply online at www.nwciowa.edu/employment or contact debfs@nwciowa.edu for more information. (posted 5/10/16)

Interim Preaching Pastor--Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, MI is accepting applications for this position until June 1. The position will include weekly preaching, presiding over the Lord's Table and other tasks based on the candidate's strength. See website for more information and contacts. (posted 4/21/16)

Director of Worship and Youth Ministries--Coopersville Reformed Church in Coopersville, MI is seeking to fill this full time position. For more information please contact rkvd50@gmail.com (posted 4/21/16)

Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Holland seeks to fill two full time positions: Associate Pastor and Middle School Youth Director. More information can be found on their website. (posted 4/21/16)

Pastoral Resident of Discipleship (full time for 3 years)at Lynnwood Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY. This person will cultivate a ministry that contributes to the faith formation of individuals and the community, with special attention to youth and families. For more information contact pastorgarret.lrc@gmail.com  (posted 4/21/16)

Pastor--Pultneyville Reformed Church in Pultneyville, NY is seeking a full time pastor. The full church profile can be found on their website. (posted 4/21/16)

Senior Pastor--Hope Church Presbyterian in Lutz, FL is seeking a senior pastor. For more information contact hopesearchteam@gmail.com (posted 4/21/16)

Associate Pastor of Student Ministry--Oak Hills Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, SD is seeking a person to oversee middle school, high school and college ministry--80 to 100 students per week. For more information contact oakhills@oakhills.net (posted 4/1/16)

Pastor--Fairlawn (CRC) in Whitinsville, MA--for job description contact searchcommittee@fairlawncrc.org  (posted 4/1/16)

Worship Leader--Watershed (part of Harderwyk Ministries) in Holland, MI is seeking to fill this part time position. This person will provide spiritual leadership and mentor volunteer musicians and vocalists and have familiarity with trends in contemporary worship music. A complete job description is available upon request from johnb@harderwyk.com (posted 3/15/16)

Minister of Word and Sacrament--Blawenburg Reformed Church in Montgomery Township, NJ is seeking a pastor who is a worship leader and community organizer. Please visit their website for more information or contact BRCSearch2016@gmail.com (posted 3/15/16)

Senior Pastor--Beverly Reformed Church in Wyoming, MI, a southwest suburb of Grand Rapids, is seeking a pastor who is passionate about biblical and gospel centered preaching, have strong leadership skills with a great vision for equipping and encouraging people. Contact nsanchez@romammfg.com for more information. (posted 3/15/16)

Education Program Assistant--Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking to fill this part time position supporting programs for children birth through fifth grade and family ministries. Contact sarahj@wpcgr.org for full job description. (posted 3/15/16)

Pastor--Fairview Reformed Church in Fairview, IL is seeking a pastor. Please contact vfi33324@yahoo.com for more information. (posted 3/15/16)

Pastor--Vogel Center CRC  in McBain, MI is seeking a full time pastor. For more information please contact winksdairy@hotmail.com (posted 3/15/16)

Pastor--Living Life Reformed Church in Firth, NE is seeking a full time pastor. Please contact growwithLLRC@gmail.com for full church profile or questions. (posted 2/26/16)

Director of Youth Ministries--Pillar Church in Holland, MI is seeking a full time Director of Youth Ministries. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of both the Junior High and High School ministries, which will include planning discipleship, relationship and mission opportunities. Visit church website for full job description (posted 2/19/16)

Pastor--Goldfield United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield, IA is seeking a pastor. Job description can be found on the PCUSA site. (posted 2/4/16)

Pleasant Prairie Classis Shepherd--The Classis of Pleasant Prairie (RCA) is seeking a shepherd who can effectively discover resources to meet the expressed or discerned needs of the consistories, ministers, and ministries of the classis. This is a part time position. Please contact rev@wctatel.net for more information. (posted 2/4/16)

The Branch in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking to fill two part time positions: Administrative Assistant and BranchKids Director.  The BranchKids Director will be working with children birth to 6th grade. For more information contact chris@thebranchonline.org (posted 2/4/16)

Part Time Paid Worship Leader / Creative Arts Director - New Ground Church in Caledonia, MI is looking to fill this part time position. A full job description can be found at newgroundchurch.org/jobs (posted 2/3/16)

Director of Youth & Outreach Ministries--Park Ridge Presbyterian Church in Park Ridge, IL is looking to fill this full time position. A full job description can be found on the church's website. (posted 1/29/16)

Director of Youth & Worship--Rejoice Community Church in LeMars, IA is seeking to fill this full-time position. This person will administer, supervise and evaluate a comprehensive middle and high school student ministry. Please contact rejoicec@hotmail.com for more information. (posted 1/26/16)

Worship Director – Woodhaven Reformed Church in Byron Center, MI is seeking a part-time worship director.  For a job description or further information please contact pastorsteve@woodhavenministries.com (posted 1/26/16)

Director of Worship--New Community Fourth Reformed in Holland, MI is seeking a PT Director of Worship. A full job description can be found on the church's website. (posted 1/26/16)

Worship Leader--Hamilton Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton, MI is seeking to fill this part time position. The Worship Leader will provide leadership to enhance the worship experience. Contact pastorjake80@gmail.com for more information. (posted 1/22/16)

Lead Pastor--The Mountain View Church of Glenwood in Glenwood Springs, CO is seeking to fill the position of Lead Pastor. Full job description can be found on their website. (1/22/16)

Worship Leader--Harderwyk Ministries in Holland, MI is seeking a part-time Interim Worship Leader. This person will work 12-15 hours a week and is for the duration of a Search Team process. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact johnb@harderwyk.com (posted 1/22/16)

Pastor--The Helderberg Reformed Church in Guilderland Center, NY is seeking a full time pastor. For more information please contact Johealey@aol.com (posted 1/22/16)

Senior Minister--Emmanuel Church (Anglican) in New York City is seeking a senior minister. The church is a recent church plant from the parish ministry of Christ Church New York City.  Send inquiries and applications to: emmanuelsteeringcommittee@gmail.com (posted 1/6/16)

Pastor--River Rock Community Church in Sheboygan, WI is seeking a full time pastor. River Rock is a current church plant in the Wisconsin Classis (RCA). They are seeking a pastor with the gift to build upon the foundation and develop and execute a vision for the future. For more information please contact: lylezumdahl@gmail.com or submit profile to riverrockcommunitychurch@gamil.com  (posted 12/18/15)

Pastor--The historic Herkimer Reformed Church, in upstate New York, is seeking a full time pastor/spiritual leader.  Please contact lfuller@ntcnet.com for more information (12/16/15)

Senior Pastor--American Reformed Church in Worthington, MN is seeking a senior pastor. This person will be responsible for envision where God is leading the church, spiritual growth of the congregation, teaching the truth of God's word, pastoral care, providing outreach and management leadership. For more information contact arc_maggie@hotmail.com (posted 12/10/12) 

Senior Pastor--Emmanuel Reformed Church in Waupun, MI is seeking to fill this position. Vision Statement: Everyday Christians growing in Christ through uplifting worship, loving relationships, community connections, and gift-based ministry. For more information contact: ercwaupun@sbcglobal.net (posted 11/18/15)

Navy Chaplain--Interested in hearing more information on becoming a part of the United States Navy Chaplain Corps please contact Lt. Zamar Gooden at zamar.gooden@navy.mil  Navy chaplains are both men and women, who feel the call within a call to wear the cloth of our nation and serve the men and women of the sea services.  (posted 3/25/14)

An updated placement listing can be found in the Student Support Services office or on the Reformed Church in America  website, job opportunities page.


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