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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.
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Open Staff Positions
Registrar and Financial Aid Administrator
Assist in achieving the mission of Western Theological Seminary to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” by providing administrative leadership for policies and procedures to support enrollment management and financial aid.
The position is full-time in the academic office, reporting to Dr. Alvin Padilla, academic dean and vice president of academic affairs. A full job description is available here.
A completed application, cover letter, and resume should be submitted to Rayetta Perez, Director of Administration and Human Resources, by email or to 101 E. 13th St., Holland, MI 49423
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (posted 9/20/17)
Executive Pastor—Pillar Church in Holland, MI is seeking to hire an Executive Pastor. This person will work in partnership with the Lead Pastor to empower the congregation to pursue its vision and mission by providing leadership to the operational life of the church and its ministries. (posted 9/14/17)
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 email@example.com for the church profile or the chairperson if you have further questions. (posted 8/25/17)
S.T.A.G.E. Youth Director--(Somewhere To Ask God Everything) is a ministry open to all youth enrolled in grades 6 to 12, that meets weekly during the school year. This organization is a shared youth minitry supported by Presbyterian and Lutheran churches in the metro Detroit area. For information contact Rev. Moore no later than Sept. 30, 2017. (posted 8/16/17)
Student Ministries Director—Sunrise Ministries in Hudsonville, MI is looking for a PT Student Ministries Director. The person is responsible for overseeing the youth programs (middle school through college). Primary responsibility will be in the development of students walk with God. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org(posted 7/28/17)
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)
Children’s Ministry Coordinator (PT)–Liberti Church (Center-City) Philadelphia, PA is seeking a person to develop volunteer teams of teachers for Sunday kids classes, manage schedules for volunteers and implement curriculum. (posted 7/21/17)
Director of Christian Education for Children and Youth (PT)–Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn, MI is seeking an innovative individuals to develop, grow, and lead a comprehensive and creative program for children and youth, both from within and beyond the congregation. (posted 7/21/17)
Director of Worship (Square Campus) – at Madison Church in Grand Rapids, MI. The position is full-time (40 hrs) in the Reaching Up department. The Director of Worship will be a hospitable host of the presence of God in worship services while inviting others into a participatory, God honoring, Christ centered experience. Employment application and full description here. (posted 6/16/17)
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)
Youth Director-–First Presbyterian Church in Holland, MI is seeking a PT director (16-18 Hours per week). This person will engage the youth and their families in spiritual formation and relationship with God. For more information contact email@example.com. (posted 6/6/17)
Children’s Ministry Director—Ada Congregational Church (UCC) in Ada, MI is seeking to fill this PT position. This person would be working with ages nursery through 6th grade. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org(posted 6/1/17)
Director of Middle School Ministry—Covenant Life Church (CRC) in Grand Haven, MI. A full job description can be found on their website. (posted 6/1/17)
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)
Coordinator of Children’s Ministries—Trinity Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking to fill this part-time position (18 hours per week). The coordinator is responsible for the planning and administration of ministry for children birth through grade 5. For more information contact: email@example.com(posted 5/30/17)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (posted 5/30/17)
Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries—First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, MI. The Interim Director of Youth & Family Ministries will guide all aspects of ministry with middle school and high school young people and their families. Please contact email@example.com for more information regarding this position. (posted 5/18/17)
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)
Co-Director of Christian Education—The United Church of Big Rapids in Big Rapids, MI is seeking candidates for this part-time position. For more information please contact the church office: Secretary@UnitedChurchBR.org (posted 4/26/17)
Modesto Christian Reformed Church in Modesto, CA have two job openings available: Director of Outreach and Director of Music and Worship. For complete job descriptions please go to their website. (posted 4/10/17)
Director of Youth Ministries—First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso, IN is seeking to fill this full time position. For more information and details on how to apply please visit their website. (posted 4/10/17)
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)
Manager of Church Partnerships and Care—The Colossian Forum in Grand Rapids, MI. Please visit their website for full job description. (posted 3/20/17)
Worship Director—Calvary Church in Holland, MI seeks an experienced worship director to lead their community in authentic, dynamic, biblical worship. Send your resume to email@example.com or for more information. (posted 3/20/17)
Youth Group Director—First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor, WA is seeking a director to shepherd high school and middle school youth at FRC and the community of Oak Harbor. This includes planning and directing ministry programs and event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (posted 3/13/17)
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)
Children’s Ministry Director—Alive Ministries in Jenison, MI is seeking a Children’s Ministry Director (birth-4th grade). Visit their website for full job description. (posted 3/3/17)
Pastor—Forreston Reformed Church in Forreston, IL is seeking a full-time pastor. Please contact email@example.com for church profile. (posted 3/3/17)
Associate Pastor—Christ’s Family Church in Davenport, IA is seeking an ordained Associate Pastor. Full job description can be found on their website. (posted 3/3/17)
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)
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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