Job Opportunities

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

October 05, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Elon First Baptist Church at Morgan Place
Full time
Elon, NC USA

Elon First Baptist Church at Morgan Place of Elon, NC is currently accepting resumes for the position of Senior Pastor. The search committee is seeking a fulltime Pastor to bring vision and continuity to the church and lead its congregation into the Spiritual direction which God has called us. He must have at least 5 years of experience as a Pastor. He should have a positive attitude and love for the people of God and strong leadership skills. The Pastor will work closely with the church leadership team. The Pastor must have the ability to build strong teams and leadership within the church ministries.

Tracy Kennedy

October 05, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Christian Education and Children's Ministry
Fletcher United Methodist Church
Full time
Fletcher, nc USA

Fletcher United Methodist Church, a well established church in Western North Carolina near Asheville, is seeking a full time Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministry with 2+ years experience. The position will include children, youth and adult educational opportunities in a lively, growing, committed church that is building a new sanctuary to accommodate future members and ministries. All applicants must have a college education and prior Christian Education/Children’s Ministry experience.  Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package provided. The position is available immediately. To receive the job description document, please send your inquiry by October 31, 2015 with your resume and cover letter to Please visit to learn more about our church.

Cathy Bashaw

October 05, 2015
Church, Ministry
Student Life / Social Media Director
First United Methodist Church of Laurel, MS
Full time
Laurel, MS USA

LAUREL FIRST UMC is seeking to fill the full-time position of Student Life/Social Media Director. This person must be of sound Christian character who loves working with students and sees social media as a vital way of communicating with and ministering to the greater community. The ideal candidate would have a United Methodist background and knowledge of its doctrines. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. For more information, please email Rev. Mark Anderson at for a complete job description and application. Individuals interested should submit a resume by mail, email, or fax.
Laurel First UMC
P.O. Box 956
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: 601-425-1474
Fax: 601-425-2113

Rev. Mark Anderson

October 05, 2015
Church, Administration
Communications Specialist
University United Methodist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Job Summary:

The UUMC Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing the church’s strategic communications plan. This includes understanding the church’s mission as well as its target audiences in order to design effective communication. The role requires development of internal and external communication materials, including items such as original articles, photographs, videos, social media posts, graphics, and publications.

Responsibilities include:

•    Develop and execute UUMC’s documented communication plan in coordination with clergy, staff and the communications committee; Measure communication plan results and provide ongoing revision

•    Develop, edit and manage website content, including original stories, articles, designs, photos, and videos, ensuring integrated connections to multimedia and social media

•    Develop, edit and manage e-newsletters, bulletins, brochures, printed newsletters and other communication materials

•    Develop and maintain a social media strategy and manage UUMC’s social media accounts

•    Establish policies and style guidelines for staff and church members who assist with church communication; Guide and train others in communication skills as needed

•    Manage vendors and contractors related to communication, for example, website developers, freelance writers, graphic designers, and printers

•    Build and maintain relationships with local media outlets

•    Measure results of all communication efforts with qualitative and quantitative methods

•    Oversee multiple projects and ensure communication tasks are completed in a timely manner

•    Communicate clearly with clergy, staff and church members; act as a visible and helpful staff member at church events



•    Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Journalism, Marketing, Communication, etc.)


•    Two+ years of experience working in the field of journalism or marketing communications

•    Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Facebook, YouTube

•    Active participation in associations, groups and peer committees


•    Passion for Christian faith and enthusiastic support of UUMC’s mission to love God, serve others, and build Christian community

•    Excellent and enthusiastic written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

•    Ability to train and coach both staff and volunteers in communications strategy and best practices, including the use of chosen technologies for communications (i.e. Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, etc.)

•    Ability to develop appropriate communication goals

•    Great organizational skills and attention to detail

•    Understanding of current and future digital trends across all platforms

•    Demonstrated dedication to professional growth and willingness/ability to learn at a fast pace

•    Ability and enthusiasm to learn other software, for example, content management systems or other social media platforms

•    Team-orientated person with experience leading and working in diverse groups successfully

•    Sensitive to the interpersonal dynamics of working within a church or non-profit institution.

•    Recommend and substantiate concepts and strategies to leaders and peers

Also highly desirable:

•    Personal and/or professional experience within a church environment

•    Photo, video and design skills

•    Understanding of user experience, content strategy and public relations

•    Some flexibility in terms of work hours, as some church events happen on evenings and weekends

•    Participation in professional groups related to the communication industry

Work samples are required

This position is a full-time staff position. It is a salaried position with a full benefits package.

Please submit all content to:

Communications Search Team

October 05, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church Shepherdsville
Full time
Shepherdsville, KY USA

•Serves as the administrative leader of the professional staff team
•Serves as chairperson of the Church Council.
•Serves as ex-officio of all church committees
•Gives visionary leadership that empowers the church to fulfill its Biblical Mission.
•Guides the church in effectively fulfilling its purposes of evangelism, discipleship, ministry, worship and fellowship
•Works with worship planning groups and individuals to plan and conduct the church’s services of worship.
•Delivers sermons weekly.
•Administer the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper
•Conducts funerals, weddings and baptisms
•Plans and conducts programs of witness training.
•Conducts regular visitation to members and prospects.

Shela Bolus

September 23, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Education, Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Other
International Service Worker
Mennonite Central Committee
Full time
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States

Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a unique year-long cross-cultural immersion experience for Christian young adults from the United States and Canada, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Service assignments run from August Orientation to July Re-Entry in the following year and include, but are not limited to: teaching a variety of subjects including language, science, math and/or computers; conducting a youth orchestra & choir; working with deaf-blind children; sustainable agriculture projects, peace building and human rights, health and nutrition, social work, type-editing, handicraft marketing, and more. Over 30 country locations throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Job Qualifications: Participants must be single, 18 to 30 years old, U.S. or Canadian citizens, actively participating in the life of a Christian church, and committed to non-violent peacemaking. Participants are expected to fund-raise a defined minimum contribution. Benefits while on assignment include student loan assistance and full medical coverage.

Compensation Type: Monthly

Compensation Amount: All living& travel expenses (except passport, visa, and vaccinations) are covered; full medical coverage; student loan repayment assistance; plus a monthly stipend.

Approximate Hours Per Week: 30-40 hr work week + involvement in daily life of community & MCC team in-country.

Job Duration: 11 months (August to July)

Desired Start: August 10th, 2016

Lizzie Barrick

September 23, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education, Other
Youth Pastor
Mt. Olivet UMC
Part time
Lexington, North Carolina USA

Are you the answer to our prayers? Mt. Olivet UMC, located in Northern Davidson county North Carolina, has been in prayer for the person God is preparing to lead our Youth Ministry into a vibrant, innovative future.  Currently we have almost 40 youth on our roll waiting to be engaged in ways that will deepen their faith, strengthen their connection to the church body both locally and at the conference level, and provide them an outlet to share their passion for missions and service to the community around them.

The Youth Pastor/Director will be responsible for planning and implementing strategies, programs and ministries that will enhance faith development in our youth. Our expectation is that the Youth Pastor/Director will become a vital staff member to the entire church by participating in worship services and Sunday school in ways that serve the unique needs of our youth but also serve to integrate youth into the multi-generational mix of the greater congregation.

The ideal applicant will have the following qualities and qualifications:
•    Education or Certification in the field of Youth Ministry preferred (Bachelor degree or higher desired.) Current students will be considered.
•    Experience in youth ministry preferred
•    A sense of call and a passion for working with youth
•    A solid understanding of the foundation of the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church
•    Spiritual maturity
•    Friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible team approach while working with youth, parents, staff members and team members
•    Good organizational, communication, teaching, administration and computer skills
•    An understanding of child development and the need to make church a place of joy, where youth feel welcomed, safe and included
•    Ability to relate to youth and be able to teach them about Christ.

The current job offering is for a Part-time position requiring 24 hours per week at a salary of $24,000 per year. Vacation and Spiritual Renewal time will be offered.

To apply please send a cover letter and detailed resume’ along with three references to Lisa Foster, Chair of Staff-Parish Relations Committee at

Detailed Job Description available upon request.

Rev. Karen Roberts

September 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Music Minister
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

We are searching for a ministry team member who's primary focus will be on strengthening our Music Ministry.  

The position requirements and job description will vary to some degree based on the candidate who is called.  

Our goal is to seek to know the minister first as opposed to providing a job description and forcing all ministers into a predetermined formula.  

With that said we acknowledge that there are focus areas for each team member on our ministry staff.

For this particular position those for areas are Traditional Worship, Adult Choir, and additional musical elements according to the minister called.
A more detailed description of relevant duties, expectations, and requirements exists and is provided to candidates in advance of interviews.

Beyond those focus ministries this minister's personal gifts and passions will play a big part in influencing the formation of a more detailed role.  We want to hear from you, to learn your story, your passion, your strengths and weaknesses, so that we can create an environment that is conducive to your success and growth as a minister.

We hope to affirm your ministry gifts/interests/passions …whether that be a chance for you to create community, give leadership to small groups, plan events, design spiritual retreats, work with children, form partnerships with other churches, etc.

Mount Carmel acknowledges that each minister is unique and we believe that growth and formation of the church is greatly impacted by ministers that are excited, inspired, and encouraged.

Barrett Freeman

September 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Family Ministry
Saint Andrews United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States of America

Director of Family Ministry
2.  Job Description
2.1    Qualifications
•    Spiritual maturity in the Christian faith;
•    Knowledge of childhood development and education from infancy through adolescence;
•    A genuine love and appreciation of children and youth;
•    The ability to plan and coordinate activities for children and youth within the church;
•    The ability to effectively communicate with the congregation, especially parents;
•    An understanding of how to motivate parents and church members to become active partners in children’s ministries;
•    Computer skills needed to perform administrative duties (e-mail, word processing, etc);
•    A minimum of 2 years combined college and personal experience in Christian ministry with children and youth.  
•    United Methodist background preferred.
2. 2      Specific Duties:  
•    Serve as an ex officio, non-voting member of both the Children’s Ministry Council and the Youth Ministry Council. The Director shall resource and advise the members of these Councils and lead the Church in carrying out a comprehensive plan for Children’s and Youth Ministry as directed by the Council.
•    Lead the Children’s and Youth Councils in planning, organizing, and coordinating all Children’s and Youth Ministry, including submitting an annual budget for Children’s and Youth Ministry to the Finance Committee.
•    Recruit, equip, and train teachers and volunteers for Children’s and Youth ministry;
•    Coordinate and participate in Children’s Church on Sunday morning and Sunday evening Children’s and Youth ministry programs;  
•    Develop and coordinate special programs for Children and Youth including, but not limited to:
    An annual Vacation Bible School Program;
    Annual programs during Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter;
    An annual Back to School even for children and youth;
    Outings such as Pilgrimage, Beach Retreat, field trips, etc. for children and youth;
    Lock-ins for youth, game/movie nights for children, etc.
•    Participate in the planning and coordination of Confirmation classes for youth, with the Senior Pastor;
•    Work with the Sunday School Superintendent to provide a quality Christian education for Children and Youth;
•    Resource the Saint Andrews Christian Preschool, as needed.
•    Provide nurture and recognition during transitional times (beginning school, graduation, etc.);
•    Provide basic pastoral care to children and youth and their families;
•    Perform other duties requested by the Senior Pastor or SPRC.
2.3       Salary: This is a 30 hour per week salaried position with a starting annual salary of $30,000.

Vann Spivey

September 23, 2015
Facilitator/Conversational English Teacher
Educational Services Exchange with China (ESEC)
Full time
Beijing, Beijing China

No teaching certificate or ESL/TESOL training required.  Also no support-raising required. Help Chinese English teachers improve their spoken English while reflecting the love of Christ.

Facilitators lead dynamic conversational group activities in the classroom, teach about American culture and Christian values, and spend individual time with students outside the classroom. Chinese primary, middle, and high school English teachers come from all over the country to participate in the Total Immersion Program: 14 days of an English-only environment on the campus of Peking University in Beijing, China.  Facilitators may also travel to different cities in China to train teachers, university students, or working professionals in shorter English programs.

Required duties: lead groups of 20-50 adults, prepare lessons and activities, work as part of a team, live in community with other teachers, adapt to a new culture, work flexible hours.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in any subject, be a resident/passport holder of an English speaking country such as USA, Canada, Australia, U.K. Have a heart to serve Christ, possess a positive attitude, ability to collaborate in a team environment and the ability to adjust to last minute changes as necessary.

Compensation Details
$560/month stipend, housing and utilities provided, airfare reimbursement up to $1200, Chinese health insurance and training.

How to apply
Please go to our website to complete the online application: or contact Julia Harryvan at for more info.

Julia Harryvan