Job Opportunities

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

August 18, 2014
Church, Administration
Elementary & Preschool Teachers
Emmaus Way
Part time
Durham, NC United States

Emmaus Way is seeking caring and enthusiastic individuals to teach our kids on Sunday nights. We are currently looking to hire two teachers--one to lead our school-aged classroom, and one to lead our preschool classroom.

We are looking for people who have experience working with children and who are excited about helping children learn about God. They will need to lead a lesson each week, which will be provided to them by Emmaus Way prior to Sunday. Qualified applicants should be open to an exploratory approach when teaching Bible stories and should be interested in incorporating art and music.  In addition to the inherent joys that stem from working with children,  several of our previous teachers who were also being trained for ministry have found their experience at Emmaus Way to be highly helpful in securing full-time children's ministry employment .

Our Worship Gathering runs from 5:00-6:30 pm on Sunday nights. Applicants would need to have availability before and after the service, from around 4:30-7:00 pm. The position is for 2-3 hours of work per week, and the compensation for this position is $50/week. In addition, teachers are required to attend quarterly meetings with the Emmaus Way Children’s Ministry Team, usually held on Sunday afternoons before their work period. The anticipated start date for both positions would be in August, but the start date is flexible.

Anyone interested in either of the positions should send a statement of interest and résumé to Please include a phone number on your résumé. We will contact references, and a background check will be required. We strongly encourage applicants to read through our website for more information about our community.

Amber MacCarthy or Elizabeth Efird

August 12, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Full time
Baxley, GA USA

The First Baptist Church of Baxley, Georgia, is seeking a senior pastor to lead a group of believers in pursuit of a dynamic, relevant, and meaningful faith.  This church is open to leadership who will adapt and guide her into a vibrant, Christ-like community.

The senior pastor’s principal function is to be responsible to First Baptist Church, Baxley, Georgia, for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life and to act as chief administrator of the paid staff.

Please note, this pastor search committee welcomes all Baptist who are led by the Spirit of Christ to consider this pastorate.


Regenia Warren
(912) 367-2738

August 06, 2014
Church, Ministry
Student Minister
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

This minister will serve Youth and College Students specifically, however
the primary responsibilities are somewhat flexible depending on the ministers gifts and experience. The primary duties will include: creating opportunities for discipleship and spiritual formation through education, care giving, community building, missions, and fellowship.

Barrett Freeman

August 06, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Hopewell Baptist Church
Full time
Holton, Indiana US

The Senior Pastor will serve as the spiritual leader of the church. The successful candidate must have excellent speaking abilities who can  communicate relevant, Biblically accurate messages weekly. This person must be an energetic facilitator with strong organizational skills who will interact with a 5 member deacon board and numerous committees and event coordinators in planning the annual church calendar. In addition the Senior Pastor will be responsible for effectively sharing the gospel and communicating the vision of the church, as well as leading and developing the staff and lay leadership of the church.

Donald Comer
(812) 756-0315

August 05, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Part time
Danville, VA USA

General Responsibilities:
Build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive youth ministry while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports regularly to the Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Staff Parish Relations Committee provides an annual evaluation of the DYM’s performance based upon previously agreed upon yearly goals. The DYM will be responsible and subject to United Methodist polity and doctrine, informed by the United Methodist Guidelines for Youth Ministries and St. Luke’s church policies. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Church Council, Education Committee, and Youth Council and staff meetings.

The Primary Task:
There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels in the connectional system of the United Methodist Church and in all ministry areas of the local church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
•    love youth where they are
•    encourage youth in developing their relationship to God through Christ
•    provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
•    challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world

1.    Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
2.    Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
3.    Support and guide the work of the Youth Council in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
4.    Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
5.    Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
6.    Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
7.    Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit teachers in partnership with the Pastor and Youth Sunday School Teachers.
8.    Coordinate Wednesday night program for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit adult leaders in partnership with Committee on Lay Leadership and Development.
9.    Plan and coordinate youth Vacation Bible School.
10.    Plan and coordinate summer activities, camps, retreats, and conferences.
11.    Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom.
12.    Reach un-churched youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
13.    Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
14.    Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
15.    Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
16.    Work in concert with other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
17.    Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.

Tilden Bridges
(434) 857-6043

August 04, 2014
Director of Congregational Care and Education
Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church
Full time
Albany, Georgia USA

Porterfield United Methodist Church, a 2800 member congregation in the South Georgia Annual Conference, seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to develop, equip, and direct the areas of Congregational Care and Education.  

Congregational Care: This person will work with Porterfield’s ministry team in the development and implementation of a new model for Congregational Care. Following successful implementation, the individual will be responsible for managing Porterfield’s Congregational Care ministry. Responsibilities include developing a training guide, as well as recruiting, training, and equipping laity to serve as Congregational Care Ministers. This position would also include leading the laity in Disciple Bible Study and/or Alpha as a part of the requirements to be a Congregational Care leader. The Director of Congregational Care and Education will also be responsible for managing the documentation necessary for an effective Congregational Care ministry and providing periodic reports on the progress and success of the Congregational Care ministry.

Education Ministry: Education Ministry includes responsibility for Church School, Bible studies, and all other areas of teaching ministry.  This would include teaching on Wednesday mornings and evenings, Sunday evenings, and seasonal studies. In addition, this person will work with Sunday School leaders to select and order material for classes. Also, the ideal candidate will coordinate with the Children and Youth Ministers to implement a discipleship strategy in those areas of ministry that is consistent with the overall program developed for Porterfield.  

Requirements: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field. A Seminary education is preferred. The person who fills this position must also have an understanding of Wesleyan theology and of the doctrine of the United Methodist Church, and be in agreement with both.  A background in the United Methodist Church is preferred.

This position is a full-time position. The person who fills this position will report to the Senior Pastor, but must be able to work effectively in a ministry team.  Weekly staff meetings and monthly planning meetings are required, as is attendance in Church Council meetings and all other meetings as would be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the Director of Congregational Care and Education position and this ministry.

Deadline to submit resume: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
Please send resume to with “Porterfield Director of Congregational Care/Education” in the subject line.

Lisa Burton

August 01, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education, Other
Chaplain's Assistant
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry
Full time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

Chaplain’s Assistant Job Description
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina reaches out to students at NC State University, Shaw University, Meredith College, Peace College, and Wake Technical Community College with the three-fold aim of fostering worship, community, and justice. .  This person is a young adult, with a Bachelor’s degree, age range 23-30.
 Job Title: Chaplain’s Assistant

Supervisor: Chaplain

Job Purpose: Support the Raleigh ECM Chaplain in building a worshipping community of hospitality among students members of Raleigh ECM.

Job Duties:
•    Provides an Episcopal presence on the Raleigh college campuses, evangelizing and building relationships with individual student members, social justice organizations, interfaith groups, meeting regularly on and off campus for relational meetings.
•    Fosters a sense of community among the whole by being present at community events and working to facilitate conversation, welcome newcomers, and attend to student members.
•    Offers liturgical support to the Chaplain at Sunday services, serving as sacristan, lay reader, Eucharistic minister, and preacher (in concert with Chaplain).
•    Plans, coordinates, and facilitates Bible study, small-group formation, and large-group discussion in concert with Chaplain.
•    Actively participates on Leadership Team and mentors, organizes, and provides leadership to student leaders in concert with Chaplain.
•    Discerns, organizes, and facilitates social justice events for ECM.
•    Administers Raleigh ECM communication media (including website, iContact e-mail list, Facebook page, etc.).
•    Attends and assists with Fall and Spring Break community trips.
•    Gathers information, evangelizes with the Chaplain on starting a young adult worship service.
•    Maintains a presence at the Cheshire House (2208 Hope St., Raleigh)
•    Hours are 30 per week and negotiable.

Outgoing, energetic, people person, who will exemplify a role model of young adult Christian for the students, experience with relational ministry, commitment to social justice, comfortable with and committed to Episcopal polity and doctrine.

Deborah Fox
(919) 834-2428

July 31, 2014
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.  The position does accumulate vacation time but has no other personnel benefits.  Salary will be in accordance with experience.  Submit a resume and cover letter to:  Bill Broughton, Chair of Personnel Committee,  Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613.

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 Minister of Education, 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 or the Personnel Committee.
10.Cooperate as a team member with the Church Staff and other Church members.

Bill Broughton
(919) 781-4600

July 23, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
Church Mobilization Director
Richmond Justice Initiative
Full time
Richmond, Virginia United States of America

Objective: The Church Mobilization Director under direction of RJI leadership will create a strategic plan to help realize the mission of RJI: to educate, equip and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking.

Supervisor: Sara Pomeroy, Director

Baseline Qualifications:
-Minimum age of 21 years
-College degree or equivalent education and experience
-Conversant in diverse church traditions
-Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
-Willing/able to speak and preach in diverse settings (schools, churches, community groups) with awareness of context

Personal Qualifications
-Self-starter, able to problem solve and work independently with little supervision
-Able to create and maintain strategic plan in coordination with RJI staff
-Networker, looking to help make connections in broad and diverse faith settings
-Able to manage multiple administrative tasks accurately, giving attention to detail
-Fundraiser, looking to raise support and increase network of financial donors

Key Responsibilities:
-Create a strategic plan in conjunction with RJI staff to mobilize churches across the state and provide support to other Justice Initiatives around the state
-Serve as the liaison between the churches and RJI
-Oversee program administration and volunteer support in the following areas
-Maintain the church mobilization speaking calendar
-Maintain inventory of supplies and curriculum for speaking engagements
-Church database: Input and maintain church data including, registration forms, class attendance, surveys, attachments, completion certificates etc.
-Create and send out communication to partner churches at least once per month
-Create mobilization literature to share in diverse church settings
-Maintain spreadsheet of active volunteers and church relationships
-Schedule shadowing opportunities and required training opportunities
-Respond to phone calls/emails as related to RJI Church Mobilization

The above statements are intended to describe the general work tasks expected form an individual assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

To apply, please go to RJI website.

Sara Pomeroy
(804) 878-1729

July 23, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Music
Mt. Bethel UMC
Part time
Bahama , NC USA

Direct choir at worship services during the Sunday service.
Help coordinate special music for holidays, as scheduled, in consultation with the Pastor and the Worship Committee.
Assist and support the committees, the pastor, and pianist to help make the time of worship a time of renewal for all.
Choose appropriate music for worship in consultation with the pastor and pianist.
Recruit choir members.
Prepare for and lead choir rehearsal. Schedules to be negotiated between Music Director and choir.
Responsible for the care of choir robes, music, and music room.
Ideal candidate will have extensive musical background with preference given for Organist.
Coordinate special music as necessary.
Create emails, bulletin announcements, and newsletter articles when necessary and for special events.

The Administrative Council reached an agreement that this position be awarded an annual salary of $10,000.  Effective start date is January 1, 2014.

Hours and time requirements
Approximately 9 -12 hrs weekly.
Occasional non-Sunday services required.
Paid Time Off - Eligible for 4 Sundays off annually.  Schedule to be coordinated with senior pastor.

Accountability and Responsibilities / Part-Time Music Director
The Music Director shall work with and be responsible to the Senior Pastor.  He/She shall work in cooperation with the other musicians and/or committees of the church.  The Music Director shall be accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee with respect to hiring and firing, annual performance review (through the Senior Pastor), and salary level. 

Dr. Robert W. Simpson
(919) 475-3149