Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children & Youth Ministries Director
Pleasant Garden United Methodist Church
Part time
Pleasant Garden, NC United States

The person serving in this new position will be responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and developing our programs & ministries for children, youth, and their families.  He/she will work at the direction of the Pastor and in accordance with the ministry goals set by the Administrative Council and the Education, Children and Youth Committees of the Church.

Desired Qualifications:  
1. Person exhibiting Christian faith and character who loves relating to children and youth.
2. Person familiar with the ministry and function of the United Methodist Church.
3. Person experienced in the practice of teaching and developing the spiritual formation of children and youth.
4. Creative, proactive, community-oriented, and outgoing leader.
5. College graduate holding a bachelor’s degree.

Scope and Salary:  
20 hours/week, paying $1000 monthly, 2 weeks paid vacation annually from date of hire.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a copy of their resume, including three references, electronically to: or postal to:  Pleasant Garden UMC Music Director Search, P.O. Box 188, Pleasant Garden, NC  27313. Call 336-674-5711 for more information.

Rev. Mark Weekley

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Discipleship
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Belmont, NC United States

First United Methodist Church in Belmont, NC has a staff opening for a Minister/Director of Discipleship Ministries.  This staff person works in partnership with the pastor, other staff and laity of the congregation to oversee Christian formation and disciple-making for children and adults, including Sunday School, small group formation, and missional engagement.  First UMC is a 600 member church striving to live out our mission to “be more like Jesus Christ for our community and beyond.”  We are blessed to have a large number of young families with children.  Located in a growing small town near Charlotte, NC, we are thriving as we offer the good news and serve our community.  The ideal candidate should have a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline and experience leading and serving in a United Methodist congregation.  More information is available on our website,  Submit resume with cover letter and professional references to Rev. George Ragsdale at  This is a full time, salaried position.  Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Deacons are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

George Ragsdale

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Deliverance Cathedral of Love, Inc.
Full time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

The church seeks to fill the position of Senior Pastor and is currently receiving applications from highly skilled candidates interested in the position.  Deliverance Cathedral of Love was founded and organized in 1964 and has been a beacon of light in the Raleigh community for over 50 years.  The church is seeking a pastor (Shepherd-Leader) to provide spiritual and administrative leadership to its congregation of over 200 members.  Deliverance Cathedral of Love has a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and provides spiritual growth for each member and their family.

Tara Lewis

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Ministry Director
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Marble Falls, Texas United States

Full Time Youth Director Needed
Candidates for this position must first and foremost have a passion for God and for youth.   The church is looking for candidates who have a strong faith, knowledge and understanding of the Bible, fresh ideas, creativity, experience, and demonstrated organizational skills.  Part of this position’s responsibility will be to help the church understand the full potential of the program and the youth involved. This position will include, but is not limited to, the development and oversight of classes, confirmation, activities in the church and in the community, recreation, mission trips, and Bible studies. Candidates must possess a strong sense of creativity and direction and have the ability to think unconventionally. This position will involve interaction with a wide variety of ages and personalities. This person will work in coordination with the staff, parents, youth, and members of the congregation and community in expanding the youth program. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and works well as a part of a team. Candidates must be able to relate to youth of all ages and be willing to participate in all areas of the program.  This is a full time staff position with benefits.

Lisa Giles

November 13, 2015
Church, Administration
Church Busines Administrator
First Calvary Baptist Church
Full time
Durham, NC United States

Position Description:
The Church Business Administrator in concert with the Pastor is responsible for the execution of the business and administrative functions and operations of the church. The Church Business Administrator will provide full-time, on-site management of the following business operations: facilities and property, including a vigorous seven-day-a-week program of classes, meetings, and civic and community outreach; financial management and contract administration; administrative support and coordination of resources for mission, program, and ministry; security and risk management; supervision of administrative and custodial staff; and oversight of office operations, technology, and church-related communications. The Administrator works closely with the ministerial staff and directly supports the Trustee Ministry and several committees.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, management, facilities management or related field; Masters of Divinity degree or Church Administration certification-degree is highly preferred. Must have a minimum of three years hands-on experience in management, personnel supervision and in facilities management; demonstrably excellent oral and written communication skills. Background as a Minister is highly preferred from an accredited Seminary or Biblical institution. MUST have a strong knowledge in Finance with experience working with a minimal budget of 2 million dollars

Cassandra Burton
919 628 5768

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Outreach to Children, Youth, and Families
St Paul UMC
Part time
Durham, 27704 United States

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Durham, NC is seeking a part-time Director of Outreach
to Children, Youth, and Families to revitalize, grow, and expand our ability to disciple
children, youth, and families within our church and community.
Responsibilities include:
● Conduct outreach to area neighborhoods in order to build relationships with
families of children and youth
○ Outreach to include creating community activities and/or events,
involvement in ongoing neighborhood events, and other opportunities that
● Build a discipleship program for children and youth from the ground up
● Coordinate engaging and structured activities during Wednesday night and Sunday
morning worship services for children and youth ages 0-18 years
● Coordinate volunteers to lead the activities during the services and ensure that all
volunteers have received necessary training (Safe Sanctuary, etc.)
● Create a curriculum for activities for children and youth during services, VBS during
the summer, and a potential Sunday School class or small group
● Lead youth in activities that will develop them as spiritual leaders, such as playing a
leadership role in VBS and leading a youth service on a Sunday morning
● Spending regular time in supervisory meetings with the Associate Pastor
Salary: $150 a week
Hours: 10-15 hours a week, including Wednesday night and Sunday morning services, as
well as time dedicated to outreach and administrative duties.
Skills and Qualifications:
● A saving relationship with Jesus Christ and the ability to communicate that
relationship with others
● High School diploma or GED
● At least 3 years of experience working with children and/or youth in a childcare,
church, camp, or school setting
● Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
● Experience engaging in outreach activities
● Experience in and excitement about starting a program from the ground up
● Ability to work well independently and in collaboration with church members and
● Strong organizational skills

Michelle Osborne

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Band Leader for Non-traditional Worship Raleigh, NC
St. James United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC United States

Common Thread is the 9:45 nontraditional weekly worship service. The Band is an ensemble group with several vocalists and keyboards/guitars/bass/drums/flute instruments. It is not a typical one leader with backup singers. The Music Leader for this service is a member of the church staff and is responsible for music selection, recruiting and auditioning band members, working with the band in worship preparation, and leading music in the weekly service.

Job requirements:
• A person with a calling to worship leadership
• A strong team player, working well with other staff and volunteers
• Someone who understands the role of music in worship
• A music degree or equivalent in experience in church-based music ministry
• Plays at least one of the core instruments in a worship band

Job Duties:
• Works with the pastor to schedule and select music for the weekly services.
• Is a member of the Worship Team, participating in service design.
• Recruits qualified band members, both instrumental and vocal.
• Conducts weekly rehearsals of the band and ensures that music is prepared for Sunday services.
• Identifies challenges in the Common Thread ministry area and assumes responsibility for seeking resolution of those challenges.
• Works with other members of the music staff to maintain music equipment.
• Works with sound system leaders to optimize sound in Carson Hall.
• Works with other members of the music staff to maintain the music library for Common Thread. Seeks appropriate instrumental/vocal music for a nontraditional service.
• Is a member of the St. James UMC staff and participates in staff functions as appropriate and needed.

Kim Lamb

November 13, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Duke University Wesley Fellowship Campus Minister
Duke Wesley Fellowship
Full time
Durham, North Carolina United States

The Wesley Fellowship at Duke University seeks a visionary and dynamic leader for its collegiate ministry program. Duke Wesley provides a spiritual home for Methodist and other students in the midst of a dynamic, complex, competitive academic and social environment by engaging them in:
●    Christ-centered community
●    Worship which engages both heart and mind
●    Intellectual and soulful examination and development of faith
●    community life together which nurtures Christian support and friendship, and
●    reflective social justice practices which create new possibilities for engaging in the world around them in a way that embodies the peace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit in bringing about God’s justice in new ways in every new age.   
The successful candidate will be passionate about ministry with undergraduate students and will bring a deep pastoral and prophetic leadership to the community.

The candidate should possess a positive team spirit and a proven ability to recruit, empower, and listen to student participants and leaders. The candidate should have demonstrated capabilities in worship leadership, collaboration, supervising staff and interns, crafting vision, fundraising, administering finances, and relating to diverse constituencies. The candidate should be well grounded in Wesleyan theology and tradition, with an emphasis on intentional community, the sacraments, social justice, and an active engagement in ecumenism and current social concerns, especially those present on a university campus in the South.  She/He will actively and creatively lead and engage students in all aspects of their faith development at this crucial and unique stage of life.  The successful candidate will nurture an atmosphere of intellectual, prayerful, exploratory, socially engaged discernment and development, while being attentive to students’ spiritual and emotional needs.  The person will help create a comfortable and familiar spiritual home for students with Christian backgrounds, while also introducing all students to new challenges and faith practices which they may integrate and cling to as they move forward into adult life.

Candidates must have a Master of Divinity degree, be an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, and have a successful track record of leading a progressive collegiate ministry or similar leadership practices in another ministry setting. The position is an extension ministry appointment within the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. The Campus Minister works with the Board of Directors and student leaders to chart and implement the vision and strategic plan for the ministry. For more information about Duke Wesley, visit

Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a resume, 3 references with email and phone contact, and a link to a 3-5 minute video articulating your vision for campus ministry. Materials should be submitted to no later than December 4, 2015.

Christi Dye

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
New Creation United Methodist Church
Part time
Chesapeake, Virginia United States

New Creation UMC is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Ministries.  This is a 32 hour/week position. The goal of the Director of Children and Youth Ministries for New Creation UMC is to develop committed disciples of Jesus Christ.  The candidate should be an enthusiastic and dynamic self-starter with the ability to envision and implement ministry strategies as well as creatively recruit & equip volunteers.  Primary responsibilities include: Creating vibrant, energetic Children, Youth ministry programs that attract and retain new children, youth, as well as retaining existing children, youth, and families; Teaching Biblical and Doctrinal principles to New Creation UMC children, youth, and families; Establishing a robust set of qualified volunteers to assist with program implementation and growth. The ideal candidate should possess; Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Christian Education, Theology or related fields; Experience working with children and youth;  Supervisory experience; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with a strong Christian faith and dedication to living a life worthy of Christ. Full job description posted at   Interested applicants should submit a resume to New Creation United Methodist Church, 4320 Bruce Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23321 or email resume to

Debbie Armistead

November 13, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor.
Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
Full time
Greenville, NC United States

Cornerstone in Greenville, North Carolina, is seeking a Senior Pastor.  A progressive church of believers, we seek a Pastor who is capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities facing a large multi-faceted/ministry church.  The Senior Pastor must be capable of understanding the complexities of a vibrant church and be adept at managing change and innovation as it relates to church transformation.

Mrs. Evelyn Hagans-Jones