Website Bland Christian Church
Contact: Jeff Hollis · 314-578-4544



Bland Christian Church is an independent Christian church in central Missouri.  It is located approximately 50 miles Southeast of Jefferson City and approximately 2 hours West of St. Louis.  Bland is a small town with a population of approximately 550, in the Southwestern corner of Gasconade county.  The population within a 30-mile radius is approximately 30,000.  Bland is part of the Maries R2 School District with a middle school in Bland and Elementary and High Schools in nearby Belle, Missouri.

Bland Christian Church is a conservative, Restoration Movement congregation based on the early church format in the book of Acts.  Attendance currently averages about 125 with a broad mix of backgrounds and ages.  There are 2 worship services and Sunday School on Sunday, and typically a Sunday evening worship service.  There is also a Wednesday night Bible study under normal circumstances.  BCC has a robust youth program, and a full-time director of outreach and education.  Missions, both foreign and local to Missouri, are a key focus of outreach and support for BCC, with 9 missions supported regularly as a percentage of the annual budget.  BCC is very involved in community activities and school functions and has great potential to spread the gospel through a growing Christian family.  BCC strongly encourages its youth to attend Christian colleges and has several “Timothy’s” who are currently in full-time ministry.

Title:  Preaching Minister/Senior Minister
Position Type:  Full Time/Salary


The Senior Minister position is the primary interface with the congregation and community.  This person should display a Christ-like demeanor and represent the values and doctrine found in the New Testament.  These values should also align closely with those of the church leadership.

Desired education is a bachelor’s degree or higher in Preaching Ministry, Preaching and Church Leadership, or similar, with experience in Christian ministry, counselling, and/or church leadership.

Doctrinal soundness is a key aspect of this position.  The Senior Minister is an educator of the congregation, and a resource both to leadership and to young Christians.  Beliefs and education must be firmly grounded in the Bible.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, and an expert communicator.  While the position requires attendance during church services, community outreach, support for and participation in youth activities, and interfacing with other congregations in the region are also expectations.

The Senior Minister provides vision and fresh ideas, but also fully supports the established vision of the church leadership.  The ideal candidate will challenge the leadership to grow and assist the congregation as a whole to move towards a life of service to Christ.

Please provide a resume with previous experience, educational background, and a minimum of 3 character references.  Candidates who are being considered for selection will undergo a background check.  Additionally, a brief questionnaire will be given to assist the church leadership in evaluating both credentials and doctrinal soundness.

Bland Christian Church appreciates your consideration for this role.  It is our desire to find a leader who is a godly man who shares our love for Christ and our vision for serving His kingdom.  Please feel free to contact us:

Jeff Hollis ( Phone: 314-578-4544
Dennis Dean (  Phone: 573-368-9723

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