Open PositionS

  • Open Faculty Positions

    none at this time

  • Open Staff Positions

    Associate Director of Ridder Church Renewal

    Assist in achieving the mission of Western Theological Seminary to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” by planning, promoting and evaluating events to support the Ridder Church Renewal (RCR) initiative. Ridder Church Renewal is for congregations that are committed to making deep change. This intensive, two-year process for churches includes leadership development for pastors and a team of lay leaders from each church. Along the way, the leadership team develops the tools to confront unhealthy models that have hindered personal and congregational growth. Job description here. Applications will be accepted through October 20.

    To apply:

    To apply for any position listed here, fill out our application and send a cover letter and resume 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 Ministry Positions (submitted by churches & organizations)

    Open Ministry Positions

    Updated October 23, 2014

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

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

    Program Director for Online Programs--South University in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking to fill with full-time faculty position.  This person will hold an administrative appointment related to managing a specific online academic program or set of academic programs.  Pastoral ministry experience required along with doctoral degree in Bible, theology, and/or ministry (Ph.D.Th.D. or D. Min) from an accepted accredited institution required.  Please contact with any questions. (posted 10/23/14)

    Pastor--Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ in St. Joseph, MI is seeking a compassionate, visionary leader who truly appreciate a very passionate, team oriented, hard working congregation.  Visit their website for more information:  or contact  (Posted 10/21/14)

    Children's Ministry Director--Remembrance Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a full time Director for their children's ministry (nursery through 5th grade).  More information, including a job description and opportunity profile is available at:  If you are interested please send a cover letter and resume no later than November 10 to  (posted 10/21/14)

    Director of Discipleship--Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Lansing, MI is seeking to fill this PT (15 hours per week) position.  For more information go to their website:   The deadline to apply is October 26, 2014.  (posted 10/13/14)

    Youth Director--Shalom Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Falls, SD is seeking a full time youth director.  Job description can be found at:  or contact the church office at  (posted 10/8/14)

    Middle School Youth Director--Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a part-time youth director.  Job description can be found at:  (posted 10/3/14)

    Minister to Students--Thornapple Covenant Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a full time Minister to Students.  A full job description, application form and candidate questionnaire sheet can be found at  (posted 10/2/14)

    Pastor of Discipleship and Mission--First Reformed Church in Bryon Center, MI is seeking a person to fill this 25 hour/week position.  Contact for more information.  (posted 10/1/14)

    Lead Pastor--First Reformed Church in Sanborn, IA is in search of a pastor.  The congregation is prayerfully seeking an individual who loves serving God through passionate preaching, community outreach, and caring for them by engaging people of all ages.  Contact for more information.  Church profile is available though the RCA. (posted 9/25/14)

    Senior Pastor--McGraft Memorial Congregational Church in Muskegon is seeking a full time senior pastor.  Visit their website for more information  (posted 9/25/14)

    Senior Pastor--Sonlight Community Church (CRC) located in Lynden, WA is seeking a Senior Pastor who is gifted in preaching but also attentive to the administrative and pastoral needs of the congregation.  For more information about the church and position go to or email  (posted 9/23/14)

    Pastor--Hillside Community Church in Porterville, CA is seeking a full time pastor.  Please visit their website for full job description.  (posted 9/22/14)

    Director of Campus Ministry--Geneva Campus Ministry located on the campus of The University of Iowa in Iowa City is seeking a new Director.  A full job description can be found at!  or contact for more information.  (posted 9/12/14)

    Pastor--Jerusalem Reformed Church in Feura Bush, NY is seeking a PT pastor.  Please contact for more information.   (posted 9/3/14)

    Pastor--Pascack Reformed Church in suburban Park Ridge, NJ is seeking a full time pastor who will continue to advance the mission of "putting God's love in human hearts."  This person must be able to e an effective leader who will posses strong pastoral and communication skills.  Please contact for more information or visit the church website at  (posted 8/5/14) 

    Senior Pastor--Silver Creek Reformed Church in German Valley, IL is in search of a pastor who is inspired by and passionate about preaching the Word of God and making it relevant to our daily lives.  A full job description can be found at or contact  (posted 7/24/14)

    Pastor of Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Service and Saturday Food Program Chaplain (PT)--Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking to fill this position.  The position involves preaching and pastoral care of the bi-lingual worshiping community, evangelism, the leading of a Bible study on Saturday morning,s and assisting with relationship development within the population served by the Saturday Food Program.  Description can be found at can be sent to  (posted 7/9/14)

    Associate Pastor--Alto Reformed Church in Waupun, WI is seeking a friendly, passionate, spirit-filled individual to join their team as an associate pastor. The focus will be to provide leadership in the area of worship and music and to develop ministry programs to help young adults.  Please visit their website or contact for more information  (posted 7/1/14)

    Music Coordinator--Christ Community Church in Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a part time Music Coordinator.  Please contact the church for more information (posted 7/1/14)

    Director of Discipleship and Outreach--Dearborn Christian Fellowship (a Christian Reformed Church) in Dearborn, MI is looking for a full-time person to join their staff and assist in catalyzing the congregation in the areas of spiritual growth and evangelism.   For more information contact  (posted 6/24/14)

    Children's Pastor--Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Des Moines, IA is seeking a full time Children's Pastor.  This person will oversee the spiritual growth and development of children birth through grade 6 and their families in a diverse multi-site congregation.   Submit resume to  (posted 6/16/14)

    Senior Director of Worship and Arts--Calvary Reformed Church in Orland Park, IL.  This gifted artist will provide leadership for the worship and arts ministries of the congregation.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity contact  (posted 6/13/14)

    Church Mission Catalyst--CrossRoads Christian Reformed Church in San Marcos, CA  The congregations mission is to become "bold Jesus proclaimers and active world changers." And in order to move intentionally in that direction, they are praying for a "Church Mission Catalyst" to help lead us in this.    (posted 5/30/14)

    Director of Youth Discipleship or Youth Pastor--Massapequa Reformed Church in Massapequa, NY is seeking a person to fill this position that is passionate about youth and will motivate the youth in their journey of faith and discipleship.   To apply, email a cover letter and resume, or a video resume, or for full job description contact   (posted 5/30/14)

    Director of Discipleship and Mission--Westview Church in Waukee, IA is seeking to fill this full time position. Their desire is that all who call Westview home would be equipped and empowered to be transformed in Christ (discipleship) and participate in the transforming power of Christ (mission). Full job description can be found at  This position is up to ordained or non-ordained candidates. Contact for more information. (posted 5/21/14)

    Pastor--Plainview Reformed Church in Plainview, NY is seeking a full time pastor. Contact for more information.  (posted 5/6/14)

    Pastor--Kasilof Community Church in Kasilof, Alaska is seeking a pastor.  Write for more information to  (posted 4/29/14)

    Pastor--Cranesville Reformed Church near Amsterdam, NY is searching for a part time pastor.  They are searching for someone to fill their basic pastoral need.  The working hours and salary are negotiable.  If you are interested in finding our more information about this church please contact  (posted 4/14/14)

    Navy Chaplain--Interested in hearing more information on becoming a part of the United States Navy Chaplain Corps please contact Lt. Zamar Gooden at  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)

    Pastor--Kiskatom Reformed Church in Catskill, NY is seeking a part-time pastor.  There are several churches in this Classis who are also searching for pastors, so it may be feasible for a candidate to take on two churches to achieve a full time call. For more information contact  (posted 3/24/14)

    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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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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