A studies in ministry minor prepares students to enter ministry in a number of settings.
Job-hunting advice and links from a ministry alum
- Do your best to visit a church more than once if possible for worship
- Talk to a few people who attend the church, not just staff
- Explore every inch of the church website and what comes up in a Google search
- Investigate the relationship between the church and its denomination; is there a lot of change going on?
Most of the link options below do not have job postings on-line; a hard-copy edition may be necessary or the site may lead you to other options for searching.
Ministry Employment Links
- American Baptist Home Missions Societies
- Christian Jobs
- Christian Reformed Church - North America:
- Christian Century classifieds
- Christianity Today (check Marketplace section in a hardcopy publication)
- Church Job Finder
- Church Jobs
- Church Jobs Online
- Church Staffing
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Overview Info / Employment
- Group Magazine (a publication for both youth and children's ministry ideas, curriculum and some classified postings)
- Minister Search
- Ministry Employment
- Ministry Jobs
- Ministry Search
- Monster.com – job search
- National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
- Non-ordained or volunteer positions:
- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) PCUSA Opportunity Search
- Public Service Careers – Firescience Online
- RBC Ministries – volunteer, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan (publisher of Our Daily Bread)
- Reformed Church in America (RCA)
- State-to-state cost of living comparison – Homefair
- Teaching positions in private schools – Council for American Private Education
- United Church of Christ
- United Methodist Church (The) – search specific UMC Conference sites for regional opportunities / Michigan Area Classifieds
- Youth positions:
- Worship Leader – Jobs or search for 'jobs'
- Young Life – Job Search
My time in the ministry minor caused me to think outside the box and be more aware of the ways God is constantly working to redeem this broken world back to him. It caused me to confront difficult topics within faith and think about dimensions of faith and salvation in ways I hadn't before, which was challenging but so enlightening.
—Kierstynn Foster ’16