Job Opportunities

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

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida USA

We are looking for a person to serve as a Summer Intern in Youth Ministry.  The Youth Ministry Intern would have responsibility for working alongside the youth minister in the overall leadership and ministry with youth through Harvest.  Any applicants should be self-motivated, innovative people with a deep personal faith, a desire to explore a call to youth or children's ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a calling for working with youth and their families. Both internships have a salary and benefits: $4,000 for a 12 week internship (10 weeks negotiable). Housing with a family in the church. Reimbursement for mileage accrued in the course of ministry at the IRS rate.

Catherine Sykes

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida United States

We are looking for a person to serve as a Summer Intern in Children's Ministry.  The Children's Ministry Intern would have responsibility for working alongside the children's minister in the overall leadership and ministry with children through Harvest.  Any applicants should be self-motivated, innovative people with a deep personal faith, a desire to explore a call to children's ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a calling for working with children and their families. The internship has a salary and benefits: $4,000 for a 12 week internship (10 weeks negotiable). Housing with a family in the church. Reimbursement for mileage accrued in the course of ministry at the IRS rate.

Catherine Sykes

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC, seeks a person to serve as Children’s Minister at a time level of 15- 20 hours weekly. Salary will be in accordance with experience.  Submit a resume and cover letter to: David Pontz and Bill Casteen, Co-Chairs of Personnel Committee,

Minister of Children

The Minister of Children is a part time position, who performs under the direction and supervision of the Pastor. The Minister of Children will be primarily responsible for the ministries of the children of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Minister of Children shall have appropriate educational and/or work experience.  This position will support the total church programs and is accountable for working toward the stated Vision and Goals of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.   Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of all children through grade 5 by planning, administering and evaluating programs of education, training and ministries. These programs will effectively integrate and support the programs and activities of the church.
2.  Be the Sunday morning greeter for children and families involved in the Children's program.
3.  Assist in motivating and training church members/parents to work with the children's programs.
4.  Serve as an advisor to the Children's Council and staff contact for Children's Sunday School teachers (check on supplies, materials, equipment needs, etc.).
5.  In conjunction with the Tabernacle Learning Center Director, and Tabernacle Learning Center Committee develop and evaluate a unified ministry to preschoolers.
6.  Plan, coordinate and attend functions for children (e.g. Fall Festival, Eggstravaganza, etc.).
7.  Attend or have representation at Church Council.
8.  Serve as the representative for the Children's Programs of Tabernacle Baptist in and outside the church walls.
9.  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Pastor.
10.Cooperate as a team member with the Church Staff and other Church members

David Pontz and Bill Casteen

February 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Summer Leadership Intern 2015
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Full time
Houston, Texas USA

Pleasant Hill Student Ministries Summer Vision:

Pleasant Hill Student Ministries serves K-12th grade as well as undergraduate students with the aim to equip students with the necessary tools to make a positive impact on the world while building the Kingdom of God. Our programs are designed to discipline students in body, mind and spirit and increase church participation. The ministry integrates leading inner-city educational models with Christian Education in order to holistically transform the lives of students and prepare them for success and service to God’s Kingdom. Recruitment for 2015 will aim to serve over 100 students within the community throughout all age groups.

The student ministry will offer an affordable eight-week summer leadership camp for K-12 students within the church and the community from June 8th to July 24th. The camp will meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with the focus on Christian formation, sports and recreation, and the arts including mosaicking, dance and gospel choir. The summer camp also provides academic enrichment o include SAT training, tutorials in mathematics, reading, writing and public speaking while incorporating fundamental leadership development skills.

Summer Intern Objective:
With the goal of forming strong Christian leaders, the summer interns will assist in facilitating daily group activities, chaperone weekly trips, and support students with their weekly tutorials in reading, writing, math, and leadership competencies. Additional intern assignments will be matched to their core passions and abilities.  
•    An eagerness to holistically invest in the transformation of students with the conviction that all students can grow and are worth our best efforts
•    A desire to serve students with excellence and to work necessary to better the position our students to thrive academically, socially and spiritually
•    Readiness to implement both discipline and love to create an environment that is safe to learn and grow
•    A love for families and the ability to work with parents
•    Imagination, patience, creativity, initiative and strong communication skills
•    A desire to help form Christian college-bound leaders

To Apply:
Reverend Joel Goza, Assistant to the Pastor
Office: 713-224-0052 (Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Joel Goza
281-68-9435 (cell)

February 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children & Youth
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Full time
Houston, Texas USA

Ministry Description:

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is located in the 5th Ward Community of Houston, Texas.  The vision of Pleasant Hill is to continually strive at “Being a Full Service Church for Persons at Every Stage in Life.” Pleasant Hill has four ministry focus areas: Spiritual Health and Development, Physical Health and Development, Financial Management and Development and Social Awareness and Development.

Pleasant Hill Student Ministries’ seeks is to:
1.    Equip students with the necessary tools to make a positive impact on the world while building the Kingdom of God.
2.    Form Christian College Bound Leaders

Alpha and Omega Children’s Ministry and Pleasant Hill Leadership Institute Youth Ministry (PHLI) are two components within the student ministries. Both ministries seek to unearth and enrich students’ spiritual, emotional, physical, mental and intellectual gifts by incorporating cutting edge educational paradigms into a transformative children and youth model. The student’s ministries serve approximately 45 students a week within the Pleasant Hill church family and the local community.

The director will provide vision, leadership, organization, and support for the ministries of the church involving children, youth, and their families. The Director will strengthen the children and youth ministry to foster spiritual growth of each student and to embrace them as cherished members of our faith and church community. The Director will implement the mission, goals, and objectives of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by developing the four ministry focus areas in the daily program activities. Critical to the role of the Director is working with families to promote a holistic understanding of discipleship within the household.

Ministry Calendar:
    Year Around: Children’s Church and Youth Church
        Sundays 10:00 am and Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 pm
              After School: distinguished Leaders (Ten Week Session in the Fall and Spring)
        Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-7:30 pm
    Summer:  Summer Day-Camp (Eight Week Session)
        Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

•    A commitment to holistically invest in the lives of children and teens in order to form disciples and transform the lives of each student.
•    Strong commitment to the Christian faith
•    Willing to become an active member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
•    Minimum Bachelor’s degree required, preferred preference for advanced degree in Theological Studies and/or Christian Education
•    Currently hold or seeking a Ministerial License or Ordination in Ministry preferred
•    The ability to recruit, administrate, lead, manage and delegate to a team of volunteers and interns in order to accomplish difficult goals and objective
•    The imagination, creativity, initiative, patience and tenacity necessary to flourish in an inner-city environment
•    The entrepreneurial spirit and networking skills to raise funds, and form partnerships to strengthen and underwrite the Pleasant Hill Student Ministries

For More Information:
For Resume Submission:
Reverend Joel Goza, Assistant to the Pastor
Office: 713-224-0052 (Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Joel Goza

February 10, 2015
Church, Ministry
Full time

Etowah United Methodist Church

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries sets the strategy for developing and leading a vibrant, comprehensive Children, Youth, and Young Adult ministries program.
Guiding Principles:
1.    Understand that as a member of the church staff you are often someone’s first impression of our church.
2.    A Christ-centered life is essential for all staff members in being Christ to others.
Primary Duties:
1.    The director demonstrates a Christ-centered approach to ministry and should have a clear sense of his/her Christian walk.
2.    The director cultivates relationships with adult laity in order to carry out the ministries of this role.  The director will serve as an advocate for all those in his/her care.
3.    The director oversees and is responsible for the weekly youth programs.  Attention also should be given to developing vital young adult programs.
4.    The director will connect youth ministries to the church and the surrounding community.
5.    The director will use effective means of communication to promote the youth and young adult program to the church and community.  These include but are not limited to: the church web site, church bulletins, roadside signage, bulletin boards, congregational presentations, Facebook, and any other appropriate means at his/her disposal.
6.    The director will guide and assist age level coordinators in securing appropriate curriculum materials and teacher recruitment.
7.    The director will participate in other activities as needed and directed by the Senior Pastor, the director’s immediate supervisor.


1.    Some college experience is preferred, especially in the area of Christian Education.
2.    Is a self-starter, who demonstrates high levels of initiative, motivation, and enthusiasm.
3.    Experience in the direction of youth and children’s ministries also preferred.
4.    Sees children and youth ministries as an integral part of the church.
5.    Shares and excitement and passion for making young Christian disciples.
6.    Demonstrates openness, flexibility, and approachability in leadership style.
7.    Exhibits a comfort level in pastoral/counseling roles; is adept in initiating and cultivating relationships with youth, staff, and volunteers.
8.    Possesses good organization, communication, and time management skills with attention to detail and timely completion of assigned tasks.
9.    Able to earn the trust and goodwill of others through word and action.
Personal/Professional Values:
1.    Conduct all business with integrity, confidentiality, and in a professional manner.
2.    Be supportive of our church’s goals, mission, and programs.
3.    Mesh well with church staff.
4.    Be sensitive to needs and requests from church members and have a willingness to overcome obstacles and interruptions to achieve desired results.
5.    Be flexible and gracious while pursuing excellence in a church environment.


The following skills are frequently utilized to great effect in the modern church.
Applicant’s proficiency in any or all of these areas will be taken into account as part of the hiring process.
Some of these attributes are:
1.    Familiarity with the principles of contemporary worship.
2.    Demonstrate knowledge of modern worship (embracing both traditional and modern Christian music, along with secular songs appropriate for a worship setting) which focuses on the need for a user-friendly, spiritual environment.
3.    Understanding of CCLI license requirements and copyright laws for both audio and visual uses of songs/images in church worship.
4.    Ease in securing a substitute in one’s absence
5.    Familiarity with the audio/video technology often used to enhance these services.
6.    Artistic proficiency in vocal, guitar, keyboard, or other musical instrument.
7.    Ability to help plan worship around a common theme/metaphor.
8.    Ability to “coach” the praise team if called upon to do so.
9.    Knowledge of Contemporary Christian Music (i.e. what people are listening to; respond well to hearing/singing).
10.    Assistance with worship planning; attend practice sessions as needed.
11.    Relate well with a multi-generational congregation.
12.    Work well under the supervision of the Music Director wherever job responsibilities fall under this area of church ministry.
Summary: A successful Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Etowah United Methodist Church will be a well-rounded, Christ-centered, dynamic individual who is passionate about sharing Christ in creative, innovative ways with our youth and young adults.


February 10, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director Music Ministry
Hawfields Presbyterian Church
Part time
Mebane, NC US

Director of Music Ministry: Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Mebane, NC is seeking a Christian musician who has appropriate musical education/training and/or professional experience including demonstrated skills in piano and organ accompaniment and choral training and directing. Skills also needed are demonstrated leadership qualities in recruitment, program coordination, working effectively with a wide variety of people of all ages (including children), and the ability to administer the music program. Also a general knowledge of the integration of audio/visual technology for worship services is needed.
 A job application and more details about the position are available online at An audio/visual sample is welcomed.

Patricia Noell

February 09, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister for Children and Youth
St Philip’s Episcopal Church- Hildegard
Full time

We are seeking a full-time children’s and youth minister to lead our young people’s formation ministries. The position has been created in memory of Hildegard Ryals, a longtime member of St. Philip’s, a catechist for our children, and a passionate supporter of our call to protect and enjoy God’s creation. In honoring her memory through this position, we seek to continue to share her love and enjoyment of creation and formation among future generations.

The Ryals Minister will be a collaborative, creative, and organized member of our ministry team. They will work with families, volunteers, staff, and clergy to generate and support our ongoing work of children’s and youth formation. The position includes Sundays and occasional evenings and reports to the Associate Rector, under the ultimate authority of the Rector. It is expected that the Ryals minister will have an understanding of and appreciation for the Episcopal Church, and of St. Philip’s role as an inclusive Christian community within that tradition.

The Ryals minister will administer all children’s and youth programming, including our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Journey to Adulthood Sunday offerings, our annual Vacation Bible School, our service-oriented Kids in Action program, Nursery, and intergenerational learning and fellowship initiatives. They will be a visible presence in our congregation, available to support children and youth, their families, newcomers, leaders, and volunteers. They will be gifted with strong administrative and communications skills to support the needs of our growing programs, as well as the ability to build relationships and generate trust. As well, they will demonstrate sensitivity to issues of the environment, a clear theology of stewardship of creation, and an ability to share their passion for formation and the environment with our children and congregation.

We are seeking a creative and energetic person with a passion for children’s and youth ministry and interest and experience with curriculum development. St. Philip’s developed the nationally-recognized Journey to Adulthood program. We are now in the early stages of a rewrite and revision process. The Ryals minister will be an active contributor to this process and a key member of our curriculum development team.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to Christian ministry and discipleship and have previous ministry experience, including work with children and youth. She or he will possess a college degree.

Compensation is $35,000 plus full benefits including: healthcare, pension, vacation, and continuing education allowance.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to the Rev. Dr. Sally French,

Rev. Dr. Sally French

February 06, 2015
Horizons Worship Leader
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA

Horizons Worship Leader

Creedmoor United Methodist Church is seeking a Worship Leader for the Horizon's Worship Service.   The Worship leader will directly oversee and assist in providing spiritual, musical and creative multimedia leadership in service to the Horizon's worship experience.  The Worship Leader will select and arrange music, develop and train a volunteer team of musicians and vocalists, and work in cooperation with the Pastor to plan and implement worship services that honor God and fulfill the mission statement of CUMC; to welcome, love and serve all people.  

This candidate must exhibit initiative, communicate with staff and volunteers, and demonstrate a passion for praise and worship.  

This is approximately a 10hr/week part-time position.

To apply or to request a copy of the full job description contact Rev. Jared Hanson at

Jared Hanson

February 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Contemporary Music Worship Leader
White Plains United Methodist Church
Part time
Cary , NC US

Contemporary Music Worship Leader - Position Summary

The Contemporary Music Worship Leader (CMWL) is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours a week) that will directly oversee and provide spiritual leadership and creative support to leading the music and worship aspect of the contemporary worship experience at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, NC. This position requires planning and executing all music components of contemporary worship including, but not limited to, selection and arranging of music, developing and training volunteer worship leaders, recruiting and training volunteers for the Praise band, Youth Praise Team (New Spirit), assisting in the weekly planning process, and working collaboratively in a team setting. In addition to leading worship, the Contemporary Music Worship Leader will be responsible for casting vision around bringing creative expression into the worship experience.

The Contemporary Music Worship Leader reports to the Coordinator of Music Ministries.

Candidates for this position are asked to send their resume and a media file (audio and/or visual) to White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 S. E. Maynard Rd., Cary, NC, 27511. A letter of interest and resume may also be sent to  

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/ or ability required.

•    Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love and serve God.

•    Exemplify the church's values and uphold the staff policies.

•    Have a servant's heart as an artist and a missional drive toward building community.

•    Understand and be able to champion the church's mission, vision, and journey, and the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church with a passion for connecting people to Christ using music and worship.

•    Show proficiency on guitar or piano, preferably both instruments, with proven experience as a teacher and instructor.

•    Have proven experience in performing, training, and directing an eclectic group of musicians in a variety of musical genres and working with a team of people.

•    Show a knowledge of modern worship music, traditional hymns, and secular songs appropriate for a worship setting.

•    Be able to relate to and lead a multi-generational congregation in worship

•    Understand how to see and communicate the “big picture” of the worship experience and organize the details.

•    Have excellent oral communication skills.

•    Have a high level of initiative, motivation and enthusiasm.

•    Be proficient in Mac & PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, Pro Presenter, Worship Planning Center, and Media Shout.

•    Be able to maintain confidences, effectively listen and communicate, and have the ability to resolve conflicts in a productive and God-honoring manner.            

Kathy Alden