Job Opportunities

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

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Young Adult Ministries
Wesley United Methodist Church
Full time
Beaumont, Texas United States

The Director of Young Adult Ministries is responsible for planning and coordinating the young adults, 20’s-30’s.  

This person should be a passionate leader with the desire to energize and lead by developing a comprehensive ministry emphasizing outreach, worship, and discipleship that is modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ. This position will receive general direction from the senior pastor and will collaborate with the other staff, volunteers, and members.

A full job description is available on our website.

Robert Besser
(409) 892-7733

September 11, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Worship
Wesley United Methodist Church
Full time
Beaumont, TX United States

Wesley United Methodist, Beaumont, Texas is seeking to fill the position of Worship Director. Wesley is a 1,500 member church; with average worship attendance each week of 650+ between three worship services.
The Worship Director will be responsible for planning and coordinating all the worship services. The Director will have a passion for worshipping God through love for Jesus Christ thru the Holy Spirit and will design God inspired worship through individual, congregational, choral, ensemble music, prayer and liturgy.  

Wesley UMC is a growing church with a rich history and mission of "Knowing God, and making God known".

In addition to our traditional worship sanctuary and education facilities, our Praise and Worship center features state of the art music and audio/video support systems.

A detailed job description is available via our website.

Robert Besser
(409) 892-7733

September 10, 2014
Bible Study Leader
Atria Southpoint Walk
Part time
Durham, NC USA

Atria Southpoint Walk, Independent and Assisted Living Community, is looking for someone to lead a weekly Bible Study.  This is a volunteer position.  Please contact Margery Goode via phone or email or postal service at Atria Retirement Community, 5705 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC  27713 if you can help.

Margery Goode
(919) 308-7647

September 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor/Minister of Families
The Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Greenville, NC USA

The Memorial Baptist Church of Greenville, NC, a Baptist congregation ministering to the community for 187 years, invites applications for a full-time Associate Pastor/ Minister of Families. TMBC is CBF affiliated and is located approximately 2 miles from East Carolina University. Primary responsibilities include ministering to youth, children, and their families as well as other ministry opportunities that may arise. Minimum education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s preferred or working toward. Please send resumes to Holly Sloan 1512 Greenville Blvd, SE, Greenville, NC 27858 or to Review of resumes will begin immediately.

Martha Huggins
(252) 756-5314

September 08, 2014
Church, Ministry
Justice Ministry Organizer
Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Center
Full time
Several cities, Florida and Kansas United States

DART is hiring justice ministry organizers.  Positions in Miami, Tampa and Daytona Beach begin January 5, 2015. Positions in Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota, FL and Topeka and Lawrence, KS begin June 29, 2015.

In order to build power for justice in their local communities, these DART organizers will:

-Build relationships of trust among clergy and lay leaders from diverse backgrounds, and deepen their participation in the work of their congregation’s justice ministry and the organization

-Train clergy and lay leaders in basic organizing skills, engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals to build their justice ministry

-Engage leaders in the research of viable solutions to community problems and ensure implementation by appropriate decision makers

-Build turnout for public meetings where 1,000+ people from assigned congregations are organized to demonstrate support for the identified solutions to community problems

-Build financial sustainability by ensuring timely dues collection among member congregations, and annually coordinating a major 6-8 week investment drive

-Assist in the annual recruitment of at least two new congregations

Training is provided through the DART Organizers Institute, the intensive five month field orientation for new DART organizers. This includes an initial on-site orientation followed by field training and a weekly reading/discussion curriculum covering basic organizing principles. Initial skill development focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on personal motivations, managing time effectively, running great meetings, building grassroots networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue selection. Vocational development continues through annual training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.

Starting salary is $34,000/year plus health benefits, with regular cost-of-living increases and performance-based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Retirement benefits begin after a prescribed period (usually one full year of employment).

Community organizing positions within the DART Network are competitive. People of color are encouraged to apply. Qualities we look for include:

-Core passion for justice and equality
-Excellent relationship-building skills
-Exceptional work ethic
-Ambition for a long-term career organizing with DART
-Comfort working with religious institutions
-Fluency in Spanish or Creole preferred (not mandatory)

Hannah Wittmer
(202) 841-0353

September 08, 2014
Church, Ministry
Solo Pastor
Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Full time
Grayslake, IL USA

Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time Pastor who will be responsible for providing day-to-day pastoral duties for their 92 member congregation.
They are seeking a pastor with a heart for the Lord and a heart for God’s people who will be 100% committed to Hope and the future God has planned for them.

Hope EPC is a warm, loving, vibrant and mature congregation that is dedicated to Christ-centered traditional worship. They are financially generous, committed to growth and are full of hope and trust in the Lord to take them boldly into the future.

Interested candidates should submit their PIF with cover letter via email or mail to Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 32475 N. Alleghany Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, ATTN: Pastoral Search Committee.

For more information about Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church, visit their website to view their Church Information Form. 

Please contact the church office with any questions or for more information.

Marian Bradshaw, Pastoral Search Committee Chair
(847) 543-1659

September 04, 2014
Church, Ministry
Praise Leader Intern
Long's Chapel Christian Church
Part time
Burlington, North Carolina United States

Long’s Chapel Christian Church is seeking a part-time praise leader intern for our 8:30 a.m. contemporary service starting, October 5, 2014. We are looking for a person to lead the music portion of the service on average of two times per month.  Qualifications:
•Born Again Believer in Christ.
•Skilled vocalist who also plays guitar to lead the congregation in worship.
•Must agree with church beliefs, please visit our website site for this information.
•Teachable and flexible.
•Applicant will work with the Senior Pastor to coordinate message and music for service.
•Displays Christian Maturity and is punctual.

This is a great opportunity for a skilled musician with leadership ability or potential to get training and experience leading worship. Please contact Pastor RJ Zupancich via email.

Pastor RJ Zupancich

September 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministries and Contemporary Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Full time
Merritt Island, FL United States

Grace United Methodist Church is seeking to fill a full-time, salaried position as Director of Student Ministries and Contemporary Worship.  Grace UMC is a well-established church located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast on Merritt Island with a main mission of “building bridges between Christ and our community”.   Our congregants enjoy a lifestyle filled with a diversity of activities in our area including live theater, sporting events, varied musical concerts, water sports and beautiful beaches.  Disney and Universal theme parks are readily accessible. This position will be responsible for development and implementation of relevant Christian relationships and programming for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) of Grace UMC and surrounding communities and leading the contemporary worship service.  The Director will utilize a balance of events and activities designed to encourage fellowship, discipleship, worship, outreach and service within our students and volunteer leaders. The Director will also be the leader and a performing member of the praise and worship team utilizing an instrument or vocals to direct the music portion of the contemporary service. Essential functions of the position will include, but not be limited to,
Developing and maintaining a strategic vision for the student ministry
Developing and nurturing a team of caring volunteers to assist and encourage students in experiencing a meaningful, personal relationship with Jesus
Planning and implementing community and/or church service projects for the youth
Supporting youth coordinator in the preparation ad presentation of the annual budget request for youth programs
Developing and implementing plans to increase the visibility and value of the youth ministries to the entire congregation.
Arrange for and accompany youth members to summer camp, and various mission trips such as ASP.
Develops and maintains a strategic vision for the contemporary worship service seeking input from the Sr. Pastor and laity
Coordinate with Sr. Pastor and support contemporary worship planning
Lead and perform, instrumentally or vocally, with the praise team in support of the contemporary worship programs and music selections.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, organized, dependable and capable of making decisions which are supporting of the church and its members. The candidate will also possess, preferably, a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study, coupled with a background in religious and youth worship and performance with a praise team.   The ability to work within social media platforms (i.e., Church website, Facebook, etc.) along with a musical ability (instrumental or vocals) in order to lead the praise team are required as are strong interpersonal relationship skills. Grace UMC offers a competitive salary, benefits and continuing education programs through the Youth Ministry Institute. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, letter of introduction, references and salary requirements via email to our search committee members Bonnie Venable at and Ryan Holmes at  For additional information about Grace United Methodist, please visit our webpage at or on Facebook at

Bonnie Venable
(321) 452-2420

September 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
Full time
Juno Beach, Florida USA

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, a 29 year-old growing, relational and vital ELCA congregation situated in Palm Beach County, Florida, is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Pastor.  This person will partner with the Lead Pastor in serving the church with fresh energy into its desired future by assuming significant leadership roles and responsibilities.  

Essential Qualifications:
•    0 -10 years of demonstrated leadership and ministry as an ordained pastor
•    Excellent communicator in preaching, teaching, speaking and writing
•    Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary or theological school accepted by the ELCA.

For further information and to apply please contact:  Rick Heltne,

Rick Heltne

September 02, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Harbor United Methodist Church
Full time
Wilmington, NC USA

Harbor United Methodist Church, a vibrant, growing, thousand-member congregation in coastal Wilmington, NC is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. The Director will be responsible for the discipleship of youth Grades 6-12 while working within the United Methodist tradition and the transitioning of Youth Ministries into Harbor’s new facility in 2015. For the job description with responsibilities and desired qualifications, click on link provided. Interested candidates should submit a resume and three references to Elizabeth Smith via email by October 8, 2014.

Elizabeth Smith
(910) 452-7202