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 19, 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 two graduate certificate programs, a graduate program for Christian Educators, and a dual-track M.Div./MSW program, as well as 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 (understood in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and ability) in its faculty and has established, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, a Nouwen Fellow program designed to encourage applications from ABD or established scholars whose research focuses on some aspect of disability studies. Scholars with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Two (2) full-time positions with a one-half teaching load will be assigned to provide time to complete the Ph.D. dissertation or conduct research. Established scholars may be considered for a semester or sabbatical appointment. One important role of the Nouwen Fellow is working with faculty on the committee for our Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry. 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 Nouwen 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 Nouwen Fellow will be equipped to enter the academic job market with a completed degree and some teaching experience.
The Nouwen Fellow should be committed to the historic Christian faith, adhere to the Reformed theological tradition, and embrace the mission, identity, and vision of Western Theological Seminary.
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; email@example.com.
Application deadline is December 1, 2017.
Open Staff Positions
Associate Director of Development
Support the mission of Western Theological Seminary to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” through effective fundraising from a targeted group of donors.
This is a full-time position, reporting to Andy Bast, director of development. Read the full job description.
Holland Rescue Mission in Holland, MI is seeking to fill three positions in their Men’s Ministry Center: Case Manager, Community Life Supervisor (2nd and 3rd shift), and kitchen supervisor. Please visit their website for more information. (posted 11/15/17)
Associate Pastor—Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville, CA is seeking an Associate Pastor for Young Adult Ministires, Missions and Adult Formation & Discipleship. See their website for more information. (posted 11/15/17)
Site Director—New City Kids in Grand Rapids, MI. This urban ministry’s missions is; “loving kids for change to create a community of academic, leadership, musical and spiritual development.” Please visit their website for more information. (posted 10/19/17)
Pastor––New Ground Church in Caledonia, MI is looking for a church plant type pastor to come alongside the ministry partners in serving and reaching out to the community. (posted 10/5/17)
Worship Director & Youth Group Leader-–Lakeside Bible Chapel in Sterling Heights, MI is seeking to fill this FT position. This person will be responsible for music ministry and the youth group of the church (7th-12th grade). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (posted 9/29/17)
Pastor—Bethel Reformed Church in Brantford, Ontario, Canada is seeking a pastor who has a passion for, and is well trained in leading and ministering to young families, as well as serving the community and engaging new Christians and the unchurched. Please contact email@example.com for more information. (posted 9/20/17)
Minister of Faith Formation-–First Congregational Church of River Edge, New Jersey (PT position). This person will minister to the spiritual, education, and recreational needs of children, youth and families. Please visit their website for more information. (posted 9/11/2017)
Pastor—Wallkill Reformed Church located in the Hudson Valley of New York is seeking a full-time pastor to lead an energized congregation in the development of their “passionate spirituality.” Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the church profile or the chairperson if you have further questions. (posted 8/25/17)
Pastor—Glacier Church in Kalispell, MI is seeking a FT pastor to teach, preach, and be invested in discipleship, and committed to developing purposeful relationships within the community. Visit the church’s website for more information. (posted 7/28/17)
Director of Christian Education—First Congregational Church (UCC) in St. Joseph, MI is seeking a person to fill this PT position. The candidate must have education experience, be a team player and posses organization and leadership skills. Contact the office for more information: email@example.com
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 7/21/17)
Lead Pastor at Celebration Fellowship CRC: Celebration Fellowship (CF) is a multi-site prison congregation of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). Currently, 125-150 members, along with 12-15 volunteer members from area churches, meet each Monday (Handlon) and Tuesday (Bellamy Creek) evening for Bible study and worship. In addition to leading worship, the pastor provides pastoral care and meets weekly with worship and Bible study leaders for planning. Interested applicants email firstname.lastname@example.org. (posted 6/8/17)
Home Parents-–Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home in Harrisburg, MO is seeking Home Parents to be a part of the lives of children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. Visit their website for more information. (posted 6/1/17)
Full-time Temporary Pastor-–Allegan First Presbyterian Church in Allegan, MI. This person will provide spiritual, pastoral, and administrative leadership through preachingand connecting with the congregation. This is a FT position that will be contracted for up to one year, with the option to negotiate, revise, and extend if both parties agree. Contact email@example.com for more information. (posted 5/30/17)
Associate Pastor—Lynnwood Reformed Church in Schenectady, NY–This position is Pastoral Resident of Discipleship, full-time for 3 years. This person will cultivate a ministry that contributes to the faith formation of individuals and the community of faith. . .with special attention to youth and families.” Please contact pastorgarret.lrc@gmail for more information. (posted 4/26/17)
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 and proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (posted 4/26/27)
Pastor-–Annandale Reformed Church in Annandale, NJ is seeking a full-time pastor to hlep them make a joyous life in Christ more accessible to the neighbors with a vision relevant to the cultural challenges that are before them. For more information contact the Pastoral Search committee.(posted 3/28/17)
Pastor–Amity Reformed Church in Rexford, NY is seeking a new pastor who can inspire and share their faith and love of Christ with all members of God’s family; someone who is passionate about preaching and a prayerful leader. for more information please contact email@example.com(posted 3/13/17)
Pastor—Neland Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Seeking a second full time pastor to work with a team in providing pastoral care for the congregation and involvement in the ministries to the Neland neighborhood in the heart of Grand Rapids. A church profile is available at the CRC pastor-church relations office or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (posted 3/10/17)
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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