Nikiski church of Christ - Preacher
The Nikiski church of Christ, a non-instrumental church, located in Nikiski, Alaska, is accepting applications for a full-time preacher.
We are a congregation of about 60 members in rural South Central Alaska, about a 3 hour drive from Anchorage, Alaska. Nikiski is a community on the shores of the Cook Inlet, a place that attracts commercial fisherman, oil & gas development and a place that many love for the quiet rural small town feel. If you like to fish, hike, camp or hunt this is a place that can provide all of that. It is also a good place for snow-machining and cross-country skiing in those months when the snow covers the ground. We are about 15 minutes from Kenai, where most of us go to get our groceries and supplies.
The church here was started in the 1970’s. The building was built by the first members of the congregation and we have room for a little more than 100 seats, plus a number of classrooms and a kitchen for our Sunday potlucks. Many of our congregation have grown up here with a wide age range from a few babies, some elementary and middle school age, and a couple in high school. Many families are in their 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
We are a congregation that is looking to grow spiritually, both in number and in leadership ability.
We are searching for a Preacher who has a passionate faith, can preach the word of truth, wants to equip and develop the church members, encourages the sick and elderly, helps to direct church actions, looks to develop elders, someone who can develop teachers, corrects false teaching and develops connections and unity with other congregations of the Lord’s church.
Applicant should have 3 years of pulpit preaching experience within the church of Christ, but all levels of experience will be considered. It is preferred that he hold a degree/certification from a Christian university or school of preaching. It would also be preferred, but not required, to have an understanding of the Bible in Greek
He should be outgoing but humble, energetic yet compassionate, motivated yet patient but above all love the Lord and be excited to plant the seed of the Gospel in our community. He must promote unity within the church and proactively seek out opportunities to share the Gospel with members and others in our community and a displayed ability to teach.
We seek a married man whose wife will take an active role in activities of the church.
Responsibilities and duties:
Preparing and preaching sermons for Sunday AM and Sunday PM services, a Sunday morning adult Bible study.
Conduct personal Bible studies and small group studies with members of the church and the community.
Provide spiritual counseling for congregation members as needed.
Organize Wednesday night Bible class and mentor/assist the men of the church to teach and bring lessons.
Outgoing, family man with pulpit experience and preaching in the church of Christ
Motivated by a love for God
Excellent knowledge of and ability to discern scripture with the ability to effectively communicate God’s word to all ages
Humble, energetic, enthusiastic individual to preach practical and engaging sermons
A supportive Christian wife who is involved in church activities
The church currently does not have elders and so the men of the church meet to make decisions for the congregation.
We are currently able to support a salary of $60-70K DOE. We are also able to assist in moving
expenses to relocate.
To be considered for this position, please forward your resume, some links to your sermon videos, and 3 letters of recommendations with their phone number and email contact information to:
Nikiski Church of Christ
Attn: Jeff Epperheimer
PO Box 7033
Nikiski, AK 99635
Or email to:
Please put: "NCOC Preacher Application – 'your name' " in the Subject Line of your email.