• External Jobs

    Kuyper College notices of available jobs come from various organizations. Below you'll find recent job postings and accompanying contact information. Jobs are listed under the category heading that we feel best describes the position. To our knowledge, the information within every job listing posted on this site is accurate and legitimate. Please contact the organization advertising the position before applying to ensure the position is still open. Please also apply directly to the organization advertising the position. 

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    Music Program Director Caledonia, MI
     Date Entered: 07/18/2014

    Job Title/Location: Music Program Director & Worship Leader in Caledonia, MI

    Employer: Leighton Church

    Job Description:
    The purpose of the position is to oversee, coordinate and give leadership to weekly worship services and music program by utilizing your gifts, the resources of the church family, and ultimately glorify God by reaching others through music, praise, and worship. Immediate supervisor is the Pastor.
    • Plan worship portion of weekly church services
    • Plan in collaboration with the staff and/or pastor in weekly meetings, with accountability first to immediate supervisor and then the Staff Parish Relations Committee
    • Recruit, train, mentor, manage, and schedule instrumentalists, vocalists and sound and power point technicians for Sunday worship services, seasonal services (Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Holy Week), weddings, funerals, etc.
    • Provide care and nurture for spiritual growth to worship teams
    • Oversee the purchase, filing, and use of all printed music related to the worship and music program
    • Attend and contribute to bi-monthly Leadership Team meetings
    • Plan and lead seasonal and other music events i.e. cantata, children’s choir, special music
    • Provide creative leadership and direction working with other aspects of church ministry such as drama, youth and adult programs

    Job Requirements:
    • Professed Christian who is living a Christian lifestyle
    • Acceptance of Leighton Church core values
    • Gifts of servant leadership, communication, and administration
    • Ability to give creative leadership and direction of worship service and music program
    • Musically trained with 3-5 years or more of experience
    • General working knowledge of music required
    • Instrumental and/or vocal skills would be a plus
    • Possess the ability to be flexible in regards to style of worship
    • General knowledge of sound, multi-media and lighting systems
    • Proficient with preparing power point presentations
    • Ability to recruit, develop, and lead volunteer vocalists, technicians, and instrumentalists
    • Committed team player-working with pastoral, worship support staff and volunteers.
    • Open minded approach to special music, guest musicians, concerts, instrumentalists, choirs, etc.

    Time Requirements: Part-Time

    Contact Information:
    Resumes will be accepted through July.
    Second Service Pastor and Food Chaplain Grand Rapids, MI

     Date Entered:07/18/2014

    Job Title/Location: Pastor of Second (bi-lingual) Service and Saturday Food Chaplain

    Employer: Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI

    Job Description:
    Purpose: To point people to the presence of God through leadership in preaching, worship, pastoral care, and strategic planning through the second (bi-lingual) service and Saturday Food Program with a special focus on the Hispanic population of western Michigan. 

    As Second Service Pastor, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Preaching at the Sunday morning second worship services and teaching or leading evening worship services (LIFT groups).
    • With the assistance of others, plan worship services which glorify God and edify God’s people.
    • Provide pastoral care to members and attenders of the Second Service as needed and requested.
    • Help foster engagement between the congregations of the two services and encourage community building between them.
    • With the assistance of the Senior Pastor, direct the overall ministry of the church in accordance with plans adopted by the Council.
    • Supervise any other second service staff.
    • Supervise and participate in overall functions and activities of the second service congregation including fund raising.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Elders.
    • Attend Elder meetings and provide a monthly written report of the work.
    • Attend staff meetings and Worship Committee meetings.

    As Saturday Food Program Chaplain, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Prepare an annual work plan with the help and approval of the Neighborhood Engagement Committee.
    • Conduct a regularly-scheduled Saturday morning Bible study in Spanish and English for the clients who wish to participate.
    • Be on site at the program during its hours of food distribution. Provide hospitality and seek opportunities for pastoral relationship-building with the clients and volunteers during this time.
    • Provide pastoral care to the clients and volunteers as needed and requested, including spiritual counseling in client’s homes, neighborhoods and hospitals.
    • Be willing to lead additional worship services and to conduct weddings and funerals if licensed.
    • Provide information and advice regarding matters that relate to the spiritual care of the clients and volunteers of the program to the relevant staff or committee.
    • Invite clients to the Second (bi-lingual) Sunday service, serving as a bridge between the two communities.
    • Communicate client and volunteer prayer concerns to Eastern Avenue prayer groups.
    • Identify and develop relationships with ecumenical partners and other churches working in local Hispanic ministries.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Neighborhood Engagement Committee and/or Saturday Food Program Director.
    • Attend Neighborhood Engagement Committee meetings as requested.

    Job Requirements:
    • A transformational love of Jesus Christ
    • Deep love for the people of God
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
    • Demonstrated ability to preach sermons that are Biblical, authentic, contextual, and life-changing. (See:  Calvin Seminary, Center for Excellence in Preaching, sermon evaluation form:  http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/engageCongregation/sermonEvaluation/sermonEvaluationForm.pdf)
    • Ability to work with and motivate volunteers
    • Commitment to the flourishing of Eastern Avenue CRC and the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA)
    • Support for and understanding of the polity and governance of Eastern Avenue and of the CRCNA church order.
    • Sense of humor
    • Team player
    • Master of Divinity degree preferred
    • Ordained or able to be ordained in the Christian Reformed Church as a Minister of the Word or Commissioned Pastor

    Time Requirements: Part time, 20 hours per week

    Wages/Salary: Within the average salary range of associate pastors in the CRCNA

    Contact Information:
    Interested parties are encouraged to contact Rev. Thea Leunk (454-4888 or thea@eacrc.org) or send a resume and cover letter to 514 Eastern SE (03).


    Youth Director Jenison, MI
    Date Entered:07/18/2014
    Job Title: Youth Director

    Employer: Fairway Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, MI

    Job Description:
    The director will oversee all aspects of the middle and high school youth programs (grades 6-12).  Responsibilities include, establishing and developing Christ-centered relationships with students, families, and congregational members, planning and implementing ministry programs and activities, recruiting, training and supervising volunteer staff, and collaborating with the Senior Pastor and other church committees. 

    Job Requirements:
    Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, strong Biblical knowledge combined with a reformed theological perspective, and experience leading a youth ministry.   Candidates must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as competence with current technology for communicating with students and parents. 

    Time Requirements: Full-time

    Contact Information:
    Please email a cover letter and resume to Jesse Moes (jrm3@calvin.edu) by July 16. 

    Student Coordinator Grand Rapids, MI
    Date Entered:07/18/2014

    Job Title/Location: Student Coordinator in Grand Rapids, MI

    Employer: Grand Rapids Right to Life

    Job Description:
    Are you looking for a fun job in the prolife movement? Do you like working with and motivating young people? Grand Rapids Right to Life is seeking a Student Coordinator to help build a Culture of Life in Grand Rapids!
    Duties will include public speaking at schools and churches, growing the Grand Rapids Students for Life group, developing new ideas for educating on the life issues, networking with youth pastors and teachers, and helping Grand Rapids Right to Life be a strong prolife presence and resource in the community. There is an opportunity to grow this 25-hour per week position into a full-time career.

    Job Requirements:
    The right candidate will have an outgoing personality, will enjoy working with the youth, will be focused on developing outreach opportunities, and will be a go-getter for the prolife cause!

    Time Requirements: 25 Hours per Week   -   Monday - Friday   -   12:00 NN - 5:00 PM

    Contact Information:
    Please send a cover letter and resume by June 20 to:
    Laura Alexandria, Director of Operations
    Grand Rapids Right to Life
    2340 Porter Street SW
    Grand Rapids, MI  49519
    For more information on Grand Rapids Students for Life visit:  http://www.grrtl.org/students
    Director of Youth Discipleship Massapequa, NY

     Date Entered:07/18/2014

    Job Title Director of Youth Discipleship or Youth Pastor 

    Employer: Massapequa Reformed Church in Massapequa, NY

    Job Description:
    Massapequa Reformed Church in Massapequa, NY (on Long Island) is looking for a Director of Youth Discipleship or Youth Pastor to join our ministry team. We believe there is great potential for a growing ministry to youth in our congregation and community. Our church has optional housing available rent-free. For more information read our brief position description, or to inquire or apply please email Pastor Joshua at pastorjoshua@massreformedchurch.org, or call the church office at 516-799-5158.

    Contact Information:
    Pastor Joshua Scheid, pastorjoshua@massreformedchurch.org or 516-799-5158
    Website: http://massreformedchurch.org/ 

    Director of Youth and Faith Formation Belding, MI

    Date Entered: 08/04/2014

    Job Title: Director of Youth and Faith Formation

    Employer/Location: Oakwood Christian Reformed Church

    Job Description:
    Responsibilities include facilitating K-12 Sunday School, directiing middle school, high school, and post-high groups, and developing outreach events.

    Time requirements:  Full-time with benefits

    Wages: To be discussed at interview

    Contact information:
    Oakwood Christian Reformed Church
    8750 Storey Road
    Belding, MI 48809


    Youth Director Lake City, MI

    Date Entered: 08/04/2014

    Job Title: Youth Director

    Employer/Location: Lake City CRC in Lake City, MI

    Position Classification:  Director II/PT/S/Exempt
    Ministry Team:  Youth, Discipleship
    Reporting Relationship:  Director of Discipleship & Operations

    Position Description: Through strong relationships with youth and by empowering volunteers, the Youth Director carries out the vision and mission of Lake City CRC in ministries related to youth in 6th – 12th grades. The Youth Director is responsible for implementing the spiritual formation pathway into ministries for youth and for providing ministry that incorporates community youth. As a strategic leader in the lives of youth, the Youth Director must provide opportunities and environments that encourage students to come to know and then walk with Jesus Christ.

    Position Responsibilities:
    • In collaboration with the Director of Discipleship & Operations, participate in visionary leadership, as well as the planning and development of strategies and programming that result in the spiritual formation of youth
    • Serve as the primary leader and point person for creating and implementing relational, engaging, and transformational opportunities for students in 6th – 12th grades, including two retreats, the Open Door ministry, and a mission trip experience
    • Provide weekly opportunities for discipleship and relationship growth (i.e, Mountain Movers/Small Groups
    • Implement SALT (Student Action Leadership Team) or another ministry that develops leadership skills in youth
    • Be present and engaged with youth in school settings
    • Implement and design programming for youth as well as provide for on-going evaluation and oversight of its effectiveness
    • Ensure clear and timely communication to and with the Youth Ministry Team, the Discipleship Team, volunteer teams, church and the community
    • Develop, equip and shepherd adult and student leaders to carry out effective ministry
    • Attend Staff meetings and youth meetings as directed

    The Youth Director position is a part-time, salaried, exempt position. This position requires a person with a passion for Jesus Christ and for youth to know Him. Other minimum requirements for the position include: a high school education, ministry leadership experience, demonstrated relational ability with 6th-12th grade students, the ability to work in a team, the ability to lead through relational influence, and the ability to teach with scriptural knowledge. The Youth Director must be an active member of Lake City CRC and have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, an active prayer life, and a servant’s heart.  

    Contact Information:
    Resumes will be received through August 18 and may be sent to the attention of Bob DeBoer at either:
    bobandbarbdeboer@gmail.com; or
    Lake City CRC, P.0. Box 659
    Lake City MI 49651.  


    Director of Youth Ministries Portage, MI

    Entered: 8/8/2014

    Job Title: Director of Youth Ministries

    Employer: Prairie Edge CRC in Portage, MI

    Job Description: Oversee Middle School, High School, and Post-High Ministries

    Time Requirement: Full-time

    Wages: Approximately $35,000 plus benefits

    Contact Information:
    Prairie Edge CRC
    9316 Oakland Drive
    Portage, MI 49024


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