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Senior Minister

Job Description

Minerva First Christian Church is seeking to fill the position of Senior Minister. The church is located in Minerva, Ohio which is in the Northeastern part of the state and in close proximity to Canton and Akron, Ohio. Northeast Ohio has a large list of activities for a couple or family of any age to enjoy. Minerva has a nice small town feel but is not far from larger city amenities. Within close proximity to the area there are recreational lakes, ample hunting and fishing, museums, parks and playgrounds as well as many other activities for a family to share.

The church currently has an average attendance of 140 people comprised of a diverse mixture of young families with children, as well as middle aged and senior adults. The church is housed in a large building that has no mortgage. On the west wing of the building, we also house Minerva Area Christian School- a ministry of the First Christian Church that currently has over 100 students enrolled. We have three adult Sunday School classes before morning worship, and an evening Bible study. There are also women’s and home Bible studies that meet throughout the week.

We have a full time youth minister who lives on campus and have multiple youth functions for different ages on Sundays and throughout the week- including an after school experience which draws close to 70 children from the public school every Thursday afternoon during the school year, and a AWANA youth program on Sunday nights.

Duties of the Senior Minister

  • To preach Biblically based and doctrinally sound sermons on a weekly basis,
  • To serve as an Elder,
  • To officiate weddings and funerals of church members,
  • To fill in for Sunday School teachers as needed,
  • To counsel members as requested,
  • To facilitate staff meetings on a weekly basis, and
  • To oversee the general office activities.

The position comes with a competitive full time salary and insurance package. Children of the Lead Minister have free tuition if you would choose to enroll them in Minerva Area Christian School.

Our Church believes that the Holy Bible is the absolute authority for all doctrine, that it is the inerrant Word of God directly inspired by the Holy Spirit, and we are historically associated with the Stone-Campbell Restoration movement of the Churches of Christ and Christian Churches and are looking for a like-minded minister. We have a very good relationship with our current minister, but he is relocating to the West to help a church in a mission opportunity to a Native American Reservation, and will gladly answer any questions about the position that you may have.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please feel free to reach out to the church with any questions that you may have.

Physical Address

Minerva First Christion Church

300 W Lincolnway

Minerva, OH  44657


If you would like to formally apply please email a resume, cover letter, a philosophy of ministry statement, any links to sermons that you may have, and detailed answers to the questionnaire below to the Eldership of Minerva FCC at the following email addresses listed below:

Dave Bush, Chairman of the Elders:
Bruce Doppelheuer:
Zach Long, Associate/Youth Minister:
Nate Oberly:

1. What are the steps of salvation?
2. What are your beliefs on baptism?
3. What is your view on free will?
4. Can a person lose their salvation?

Thank you for taking the time to give us your info and answer these questions, we greatly appreciate it! We look forward to your responses.


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