Job Opportunities

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

July 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Lead Pastor of Ministry
Mars Hill Bible Church
Full time
Grandville, MI USA

Qualifications & Experience Professional: Experience in Collaborative Leadership. Demonstrated wisdom and discernment; spiritual, emotional, cultural and relational maturity. Ability to thrive in a high touch environment-deriving energy from and drawing others into relationships. Effective organizational and administrative skills. Ability to unite staff and volunteers around a common mission and to appropriately delegate authority and responsibility to achieve that mission. Passion for excellence in both oral and written communication. Ability to engage difficult issues and individuals, courageously shepherding people toward wholeness. Interest in and ability to lead cultural competency and in a culturally competent manner.

Education requirements: Master's degree in a ministry-related field. Minimum of 5 years of pastoral experience. Knowledge of and exposure to a broad range of pastoral care ministries.

Knowledge & Competency Requirements: Theological/philosophical/formational: A worldview that is aligned with the vision, mission, directions, and narrative theology of Mars Hill. Able to synthesize and think critically about theological, formational, developmental, and sociological issues associated with the church. Able to understand, appreciate and implement collaborative transitions within all ministries. Ability to teach the Mars Hill community 6-8 times a year during Sunday service. Personal: Demonstrates a deep love and commitment to Christ; commitment to spiritual growth, formation and discipleship. Deep love and commitment of the Church and its redemptive work in the world [globally] and in its local communities [Mars Hill/West Michigan]. Models an inspirational/aspirational life centered on following Jesus as his disciple and in service to others. Practices a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Provide leadership and governance to the staff through a collaborative model that is inclusive of the skills, gifts, and talents found in the body of believers. a. Serve as the link between the Board of Elders and staff; the voice of the Ministry Leadership Team [MLT] to the Board of Elders and accountable to the Board of Elders. b. Lead collaboratively with the MLT to achieve the mission and vision of Mars Hill. c. Facilitate MLT meetings; collaborate with the MLT to formulate team agendas. d. Facilitate collaboration among all Ministries within a flat structure environment. e. Ensure effective program operations and outcomes. f. Prepare, in collaboration with the Chair of the Board of Elders, for Executive Elder and Full Elder meetings.

2. Champions the mission and vision of Mars Hill for all to see: a. Model Christ-centered leadership: relationally focused and empowering of people's gifts and talents. b.Teach the Mars Hill community during Sunday  Services 6-8 times a year. c. Value, understand and engage in a wide variety of relationships [complex, nuanced, simple] in a way that demonstrates that all people are heard, appreciated, encouraged, challenged and valued. d. Coordinate and integrate activity among the shared governance sub-teams, ministries and Mars Hill community.

3. Expect and support integration between teachings and on-going activities of Mars Hill: a.Work collaboratively with the Teaching Pastor, staff and volunteer leaders to create, guide and articulate Mars Hill's teaching arcs, ensuring harmony with Mars Hill's narrative theology, mission and vision. b. Collaborate with the Teaching Pastor to provide learning opportunities to Mars Hill community, staff and Elders. c. Mentor guide and encourage staff and guest teachers in order to develop their personal and Mars Hill's teaching capabilities, competency, quality and capacity.

4. Create a staff culture that demonstrates the value of all people: a. Facilitate a culture of pastoral care among staff and community. b. Uncover and utilize the various skills, gifts and talents among staff. c. Help to attract, retain and develop staff. d. Provides a framework and tools for staff reporting and evaluation.

Kindra Tanis

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA

First United Methodist Church ( of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries.  As vibrant congregation of 2500, First United Methodist Church influences their community with the core values of radical hospitality, passionate worship, international faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity.  The Director of Student Ministries’ primary focus is to help students take their next steps to becoming life-long disciples of Jesus Christ.

The main responsibilities are:

•    Provide Leadership:  The Director of Student Ministries will oversee all youth ministry programming, supervise the youth ministry staff, and guide the youth department in implementing a sustainable ministry model.

•    Equip youth, families, and volunteers:  The DSM will recruit, equip, and build teams of youth ministry leaders and volunteers

•    Develop relationships:  Develop relationships with students, families, and volunteers, as well as, provide opportunities for students to develop relationships with other students and youth ministry staff and volunteers.

Qualifications include:
•    A minimum of five years of experience in leading a youth program
•    A Bachelor’s degree
•    Ability to implement sustainable structures and vision for the youth program
•    Strong leadership and organizational skills
•    Ability to communicate well with parents and teams of staff and volunteers
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information or to submit a resume, please contact Kate at

Kate Gates
(205) 345-7261

June 26, 2015
Church, Administration
Parish Administrator
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Part time
Durham, North Carolina USA

Parish Administrator, part-time
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Durham, NC is seeking an experienced parish administrator to serve as a catalyst to administer, support, and encourage the broad scope of ministry and service at Grace Lutheran Church. The church’s mission is to live and teach, by the power of the Holy Spirit, God’s love, grace, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. The parish administrator is a key part of making this mission a reality in the lives of members and in our larger communities. This person will coordinate, support, and encourage all the parish ministries. They will manage the daily functions of the church office along with the flow of communication and visitors. This person will recruit and involve volunteers to accomplish all of these services. In addition, they will provide regular support to the staff which includes the Pastor, the Preschool and its director, and the Music Ministry. This person will use the Parish Administrator Support Group as a sounding board to help accomplish these tasks. Partnering with this group will help the administrator process requests, set priorities, discern appropriate actions to take, and generally provide support.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated with a professional demeanor and presence, positive attitude, strong work ethic, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, and excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills. He/she must possess strong organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and desktop publishing required; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and web page skills a plus. This person must be able to multitask, be flexible, and relate well to other church staff, congregants, and visitors. Associate’s or B.A. preferred. This is a part-time hourly position averaging 25-29 hours per week.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and the gifts and skills they possess along with a resume and salary requirements. NO phone calls. Applications will be accepted by email only and will be reviewed as received. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Susan Kesti

June 26, 2015
Director of Ministry to Children, Youth, and their Families
Trinity United Methodist Church
Full time
Grand Island, Nebraska USA

The Director of Ministry to Children, Youth, and their Families is responsible for developing, coordinating, and overseeing a ministry of nurturing and growing faith in Jesus Christ in the lives of children, youth and their families.  The director will encourage growth in being disciples of Jesus Christ, through Sunday School, Wednesday programming, and a variety of opportunities during the school year and summer. This is a full time position. Approximately 30 hours of the position will be working with children and 10 hours working coordinating youth ministries.

Dr. Theresa Mason
308 382-1952

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister/Director of Youth Ministry
Dewitt Community Church
Full time
Dewitt, NY United States

Dewitt Community Church is looking for a full-time Minister/Director of Youth Ministries to work with

current staff in providing outstanding ministry to a growing congregation in beautiful Central New York.

● have passion for youth ministry, developing relationships with youth and their families, and

accompanying youth on their journey of faith

● have a strong and growing personal faith, basic biblical knowledge, and theology consistent with Dewitt Community Church
● possess strong leadership and leadership development skills
● be consistently energetic and enthusiastic about youth ministry
● be open and welcoming to youth and their families
● work well independently and on a team
● possess strong communication skills (written, oral, social media, etc.)
● be adaptable, flexible, and creative
● possess outstanding interpersonal skills, with ability to recruit, equip, and organize others
● have a genuine interest in students’ lives and willingness to get involved in the community
● demonstrate basic knowledge of youth development
● planning and leadership of regular youth ministry activities, including but not limited to: youth programs, summer activities, annual mission trips, local mission opportunities, retreats,fundraisers, youth worship, youth Sunday school and Sunday worship services
● incorporate students into all areas of church life (as appropriate), advocating for youth in all levels of church leadership
● develop and lead leadership teams of youth, parents, and volunteers
● keep track of students’ needs and provide both proactive care as appropriate
● help students develop relationships with God, each other, and adults in the congregation
● plan and lead confirmation
● adhere to and promote the church’s child protection policy

If this sounds like the job for you, please send cover letter and resume to

Dot Hall

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Fellowship Coordinator
Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Personal Qualifications:
    Strong faith in Jesus Christ, filled with joy, hope, and curiosity
    Bachelor’s degree (or at least working toward a college degree)
    Experience in working with youth (and great desire to do so!)
    Strong communication and organizational skills

    Flexible schedule to average 15 hours per week (mid-August thru mid-June)

    $10,000-$12,000 based on qualifications/experience
    Pastor through the Christian Education Committee


A. Ministry to Youth:
 Coordinate Youth Fellowship activities for 6th-12th grades, creating the right balance
     of spiritual nurture, service opportunities, and fellowship/recreation.
 Make contact with youth outside of church activities (call inactive or visiting youth,  call/visit those who are sick or experiencing crisis, etc.)
 Supervise and support adults helping with youth activities.
 Offer leadership in youth Sunday School as needed.
 Strive to keep youth engaged in denominational activities, retreats & conferences.
 Plan and coordinate at least one weekend retreat for youth of WBPC.
 Coordinate and plan mission projects/trips and others events which strengthen and  
     promote the mission of the church and service to Christ.
 Strive to nurture leadership skills in the youth; in particular, implement and oversee a Youth Council that meets regularly for reflection and planning.
Plan (with youth) and execute Youth Sunday in the spring, in coordination with the music directors and pastors. Encourage youth presence and participation in worship throughout the year.

B.  Administrative:
1.  Utilize social media/electronic communication to contact and connect with youth AND
     parents on a weekly basis regarding youth activities.
2.  Compose regular announcements for weekly bulletins, weekly congregational
     emails, and monthly newsletter
3.  Manage the income and expenses for all youth ministry budget line items.

C.  General:
Attend worship as often as possible.
Attend Christian Education Committee meetings as needed.

*If interested, please contact Betty Connette:

Rev. Betty Connette

June 26, 2015
Senior Director of Education and Leadership
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Full time
Chicago, Illinois USA

please see for detail description

Elaine Moy

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Part Time Youth Coordinator
St Luke United Methodist Church
Part time
Sanford, North Carolina USA

St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford, North Carolina is seeking a part time Coordinator of Youth Ministry.  Our goal is to find a leader who will increase our focus on spiritual formation and build relationships within the youth, church, and community.   The person we seek must have passion for youth ministry, excellent listening skills, and both the willingness and ability to connect our youth at every level of service in the church and community.  Familiarity with, interest in, and commitment to active participation in events sponsored by the Fairway District and NC Annual Conference are essential gifts that will be required for this hire.  The general expectations will be on site presence Friday through Sunday, overnight trips as the leader, accessible throughout the week, and involvement in as many church functions as possible.   The most important qualification is that this person genuinely love the youth while being an active and positive influence in their lives who works well with adult counselors to insure faithful commitment and response to Jesus Christ and His Church.   For further questions or to apply for this position, please contact Rev. Dr. A. Gene Cobb, Jr., Lead Pastor of St. Luke UMC at 919-775-3288 or

Rev. Dr. A. Gene Cobb, Jr

June 19, 2015
Senior Pastor
St. Paul Baptist Church of Baltimore City, Inc.
Full time
baltimore, MD U.S.

The Saint Paul Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach His Word.   Our  next pastor must be responsible for the biblical and spiritual obligations  as outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 and also be a man  after God’s own heart
(I Samuel 13:14).  The candidate has to be a born again baptized believer in Jesus Christ and have the ability to fulfill the spiritual needs of the congregation through visitations, prayer, conducting weddings and funerals and administering the Ordinances of the Church.  We are seeking a visionary with strong leadership skills who preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaches sound Baptist Doctrine, engages in pastoral care, directs Christian growth and development and promotes missions and the Great Commission for increasing the Kingdom of God.  

The Saint Paul Baptist Church, Inc. has been in existence for one hundred four years.  The active membership is approximately two hundred and there are eighteen ministries.  Our church is committed to fulfill the church mission: the enhancement and advancement of the Kingdom of God.  It seeks to attain this through Worship, the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, consistent Christian living by its members, evangelism, missionary endeavors, teaching of sound Baptist Doctrine and Christian Education.

Armstead Crawley Jones

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Kirkwood Baptist Church
Full time
Kirkwood, MO USA

The person who fills this position will possess strong preaching skills, be involved in moderate Baptist life, be committed to Baptist distinctives, and have the desire and ability to lead the congregation spiritually and administratively. Interested candidates must send a resume to: Pastor Search Committee, Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 N. Woodlawn Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122, or to

Von Hulin