It’s weird that this is my most-viewed post, but here it is:
Trying to find a job in student ministry? It can seem overwhelming trying to decide where to start. Here are some starter points:
Email some of your connections; you may find you have more than you think:
- professors from your university or seminary
- the head of your area convention
- past churches you have worked for, preached at, or been in any kind of connection with
- youth pastors in other churches
Here are some organizations that help connect you to the right church.
Here are search engines that are specifically related to finding church jobs:
Here are some “general” sites that combine most sites (like Monster, CareerBuilder, etc) into one for easy Job searches:
Look on Christian university websites:
- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. MA, NC, FL. http://www.ministrylist.com AKA http://my.gordonconwell.edu/ministrylist/
- St. Louis Christian College. St. Louis, MO. http://www.slcconline.edu/ministry_opportunities/
- Cincinnati Christian University. Cincinnati, OH. http://www.ccuniversity.edu/alumni/career-services/
- Ozark Christian College. Joplin, MO. http://occ.edu/events/Ministries.aspx
- Lincoln Christian University. Lincoln, IL. http://www.lincolnchristian.edu/churches/open-ministry-listings.php
- Johnson University. Knoxville, TN. http://www.johnsonu.edu/Home/Alumni/Ministry-Openings/All-Openings.aspx
- Hope International University. Fullerton, CA. http://www.hiu.edu/about/ministry/
- Kentucky Christian University. Grayson, KY. http://www.kcu.edu/ministry-openings
- Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Elizabeth City, NC. http://www.macuniversity.edu/jobs
- Oklahoma Christian University. Oklahoma City, OK. http://www.oc.edu/church-relations/jobs/search-ministry-positions.html
- Florida Christian College. Kissimmee, FL. http://www.fcc.edu/students/openministries.asp
- Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA. http://www.regent.edu/church/open_ministry_positions.cfm
- Lubbock Christian University. Lubbock, TX. http://www.lcu.edu/no_cache/majors-programs/bachelors/bible/ministry-positions.html
- Boise Bible College. Boise, ID. http://www.boisebible.edu/resources/list/
- Great Lakes Christian College. Lansing, MI. http://www.glcc.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=tbbIjtEY2gs%3D&tabid=166
- Check with local group homes
- Wikipedia knows best. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_youth_organizations
A special thanks to all of you who have been sending me sites to add to this list! Wouldn’t it just be easier if there was one place for all listings?
4 thoughts on “Trying to Find a Job in Student Ministry?”
Hi Heather! Thanks for including Vanderbloemen on your list. We’re honored! We love your blog. Thanks for providing great insight for youth pastors. Keep up the good work!
Holy moley this is a complete list. Great job!
Thanks Adam! I also love that your link is to your “jobs” page at The Youth Cartel! Ha! I love that site and love what you guys do!