Job Opportunities

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

July 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Genesis UMC
Part time
Cary, NC US

Genesis United Methodist Church, Cary is seeking to hire a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries (the “DCM”) to plan, implement and evaluate programs to meet the needs of children ages birth through and including 5th grade.  To learn more, the job description and church application can be found here:

Please submit resume AND completed church application if you feel qualified to be considered for this position via email.  Notification and an interview process will take place for only the selected candidates.  Please no phone calls or mailings to the church office.  At Genesis, our Core Values are to Love God, Love Neighbor, and Make Disciples.  Thank you for your interest.

Nick Caronna
(919) 303-6050

July 08, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Contemporary Worship
First United Methodist Church
Full time, Part time
Clearwater, Florida USA

First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, Florida is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Contemporary Worship (DCW).  Applicants must have a deep love for Christ and a desire to express his or her faith leading worship in a contemporary format.  Experience in leading a praise band and leading worship is required.  This position can be either full time or part time depending on the gifts and circumstances of the applicant.  If full time the applicant must be able to pair this ministry with leadership of another needed ministry within the church (e.g. Evangelism, Childrens Ministries, etc.).  Apply by sending your resume to

Scott Baker

July 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Communications
Harvest United Methodist Church
Full time
Lakewood Ranch, Florida United States

This ministry is a salaried position of 40 hours per week with responsibility for the management of Harvest communications.  The Director of Communications will be a self-motivated, energetic person with a heart for Jesus Christ and a deep commitment to communicate the mission and ministry of Harvest with the congregation and the surrounding community.  This person will possess passion for reaching people through various communications media.  This person will also possess exceptional creativity, story-telling ability, strategic thinking and organizational skills.  This person must have demonstrable experience in graphic/print design and/or digital video production.  

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Communications will include the following:
•    Constantly listen to our community of faith and our local community to ensure we share with both the right content.
•    Plan, produce and manage the creation of excellent multi-channel content that is published on time.
•    Provide graphic and print design and/or digital video production services.  Manage part-time or contract resources that provide additional technical skills as needed and available through the budget.
•    Oversee and train part-time, contract and volunteer servant communication positions.
•    Create, gather and edit copy for content.
•    Manage the website.
•    Create and implement a social media strategy.
•    Create and distribute electronic news pieces.
•    Oversee the creation of, or produce, digital video elements to communicate impact and promote ministries and message series.
•    Oversee the creation of, or design, graphics for print, digital and worship media.
•    Oversee the creation of, or design, all print media, direct mail pieces and advertising.
•    Create and implement a media strategy for mobile devices.
•    Oversee the worship media ministry team.
•    Evaluate periodically the design and content of all Harvest media.
•    Develop relationships with regional and local media to facilitate coverage of Harvest and its ministries.
•    Write and distribute press releases in coordination with ministry teams.
•    Train non-communications staff and volunteer servants in best and “do-it-yourself” practices.
•    Lead the development and implementation of live streaming all worship services.
•    Lead the development and implementation of multi-site AVL (audio, video and lighting).

Other responsibilities include participation in Full Staff Team, Lead Staff Team, Communications Team, and Worship Design Team meetings.

This person relates directly to the Director of Discipleship.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and digital portfolio (which includes writing samples; and graphic/print design and/or digital video examples) to Mike Kennedy via email by July 22.  No phone calls, please.

Mike Kennedy
(941) 907-7333

July 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part-Time Director of Youth Ministries
Haymount United Methodist Church
Part time
Fayetteville, NC USA

Haymount United Methodist Church, located in Fayetteville, NC, has an opening for a part-time (20-25 hours per week) Director of Youth Ministries.  This person will oversee ministries with students in grades 6-12, to include weekly UMYF gatherings, trips and retreats and Conference youth ministry events.  The Director will also oversee Christian education opportunities, to include Confirmation and Sunday school.  

Haymount UMC is seeking an energetic, creative person who is passionate about building relationships with youth and walking with them on their faith journey.  This person will also have demonstrated abilities to plan, coordinate and implement youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church.  Ideally, they will cast a vision for ministry that includes the gifts and participation of youth, their parents and other volunteers, and that is supported by and integrated into the full life of the church.

Resumes may be submitted to, and should include at least 2 letters of recommendation (with contact information).  When e-mailing, please use “Haymount Youth Ministry Position” in the subject line.

Rev. Scott Foster
(910) 484-0181

June 30, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Community Congregational United Church of Christ
Full time
Montgomery, AL USA

Community Congregational United Church of Christ is receiving applications for the position of Senior Pastor. We are a small, progressive predominately African-American congregation that is poised for growth. We seek a passionate senior pastor of faith, vision, and energy with the ability to build and lead ministries. Experience as a Senior/Associate Pastor or Chaplain; graduate of seminary or Master of Divinity preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with the size of congregation and candidate’s qualifications.

Joseph Thornton

June 26, 2014
Church, Ministry
Pastoral Resident
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Full time
Bellevue, Washington USA

Bellevue Presbyterian Church seeks a small cohort of full-time pastoral residents who will engage in ministry at BelPres. Residents will participate in the ministry of BelPres while developing a greater understanding of their gifts and gaining tools for their future in pastoral ministry.  A pastoral residency is designed to give candidates for ordination a sustained, reflective and challenging encounter with the full range of pastoral roles, duties, and expectations within ministry. BelPres offers a context for both action and reflection, as well as an experience of church leadership that is both realistic and informative. Residents participate as a member of the BelPres staff, and are mentored by a network of people, including the pastoral staff and other ministry professionals.  Interested applicants should send an application, resume, completed PIF & a 2-3 minute video introduction to Rev. Colin Robeson, Associate Pastor for the School of Ministry via email.  Learn more by visiting the church website.

Rev. Colin Robeson

June 17, 2014
Church, Ministry
Worship Leader
Grace Hill Church (ARP)
Part time
Hillsborough, NC UISA

Who we are: We are a growing Christian community serving Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Durham, Efland and Mebane.  Our goal is to live out the grace and truth of Jesus Christ with passion, warmth, and thoughtfulness. We are primarily professional and collegiate families and couples who engage our friends and neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus. We have a passion for serving the needs of those around us by building relationships as we tutor, offer food assistance, and adult literacy skills to those in our community.

Grace Hill Church services combine classical Christian elements such as use of historic creeds, confession of sin, and silence, with some new approaches, like periodic discussion after the sermon and prayer for families, groups and individuals during the Lord's Supper.  We sing contemporary songs and classic hymns, sometimes reset to new music.  We are a Reformed Presbyterian church, with an intentional relaxed and contemporary feel. Our passion is seeing Christ and His Gospel change our lives and bring new life to Orange and Durham Counties.
Who you are: You have strong or growing worship leading skills that come from a heart for worshiping God and a desire to lead God’s people in sincere, reverent, joyful worship.  You believe the Gospel is not just how we come to God, but seek to have it continually transform all aspects of your life and the lives of those around you.  That is what is essential.  Ideally you’d also have a heart for church planting, “gathering” gifts, highly value the local church, a Reformed theological background, and willingness to live near the community you’re serving.  If you know some Spanish to assist with a tutoring and mercy programs we do in the community, all the better.

What you’d do:

A.    Worship Leading (as appropriate, our current volunteer Worship Leader will help with transitioning as he takes up other roles in the church.)
A.    Lead Sunday morning congregational worship with voice and instrument (e.g. guitar,  piano, etc.)
B.    Prepare music selections, arrangements, worship related scripture readings, and slides as necessary
C.    Have a worshipful, welcoming stage presence
D.    Be gifted not only in playing music, but leading the congregation in an engaging, worshipful manner
E.    Relationally engage and coordinate the volunteer musicians and singers
F.    Lead rehearsals
G.    Ideally develop other worship leaders as God provides talents and callings within the congregation
B.    Produce or assist with the weekly worship bulletin (currently one legal sheet front and back) with input from others.
C.    Depending on gifting, contribute to other weekly worship elements.
D.    Assist with musical needs for special events (Christmas Eve, etc.)
E.    There are many other opportunities for learning and involvement that you could participate in based on your gifts, desires, and sense of call, e.g. preaching or teaching, outreach through relationship building, networking, community engagement, administrative and organizational needs, etc.
F.    Commit to one year with us at 15-20 hours a week, more time (both duration and weekly hours) if mutually agreeable. Your salary would be commensurate with your experience.

Ross Durham
(919) 593-2169

June 13, 2014
Teaching position in Korea
Kids Play Foreign Language Institute
Full time
Younggwang, Junnam South Korea

Teaching English position is available in the southern part of South Korea.

 1. College degree
 2. Loving heart
 3. Mission mind
 4. Sincere and godly character
 5. No criminal or child abuse record

 1. Stipend negotiable
 2. Housing provided
 3. Air Fare

If you are interested in, please, e-mail via email.

Youngju Kim

June 05, 2014
Counseling, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions, Social Work
International Christian Adoptions
Full time
Durham area, North Carolina USA

ICA is looking for an seasoned self starter social worker, MDiv, MA/MS or PHD who has some experience with adoption, conducting assessments, foster care and counseling services. A license is not necessary but an added benefit. This is a new office that will require skills to build it without a lot of initial on site support.  Training will be available along with direct access to corporate office. Computer skills, typing, writing and evaluation skills are necessary. Must demonstrate integrity, willingness to walk the extra mile, ability to form long lasting relationships, faith beyond what is seen with the eyes or heard with the ears and faith that will move mountains understanding this is a ministry and a desire to serve. Candidates must display ethnic and cultural sensitivity.  ICA subscribes to the idea that it "takes a village to raise a child" and enlists support from the community asking its candidates to wrap ICAs clients around with the love and support they need. Full and part time positions open.

Laura Duke

June 04, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Music Ministries and Community Developer
Eucharist Church
Part time
San Francisco, CA USA

Eucharist Church is a new / young congregation in the eclectic SoMa district of San Francisco. We are affiliated with the Anglican Communion (Anglican Church in North America) and passionate about our common life together shaped by three classic Christian streams: Sacramental, Evangelical and Charismatic. Our vision is to be a thriving Christian community proclaiming and embodying God’s good news to San Francisco and beyond through our focus on connecting people to Jesus via Roots (faith), Redemption (hope) and Relationships (love).

Role Summary:     
Primary: Director of Music Ministries (approx. 10 hours a week) - The director of music ministries will work in close partnership with the Lead Pastor to organize and develop the worship music ministry. This will include leading worship on Sundays at least 2-3 times a month, selecting appropriate music aligned with the vision for each Sunday’s worship service, developing current worship leaders and volunteers, identifying and raising up new music team members; leading rehearsals, and more.

Secondary: Community Developer (approx. 10 hours a week) - responsibilities to include developing and coordinating volunteer service activities in the SF community, assisting with small groups and finding ways of increasing joyful involvement within the Eucharist Church community.

Hours: Part-time - approximately 20 hours a week*

Pay: Depends on experience

Benefits: None offered

• Committed, mature Christian with an appreciation for all three historic Christian streams (Sacramental, Evangelical, Charismatic) and a missional heart for San Francisco
• Agreement with our statement of faith, discipleship culture, vision and philosophy of ministry
• Chemistry with our staff; humility, adaptability, emotional intelligence
• Musical Competency (see more below)
• Experience in musical worship leadership and other congregational leadership roles

Ideally Looking For:     
• A skilled vocalist & musician who is competent at leading others with a primary instrument (keyboard or guitar)
• Ability to work with a variety of musical styles (including hymns, classical, gospel, contemporary praise & worship, etc.)
• An understanding and appreciation of liturgy and a basic understanding of the theology behind such (experience within an Anglican setting would be fantastic)
• Skills and experience in musical arrangement and band leadership
• Ability to mentor and inspire others; a shepherd’s heart; a team player
• Ability to gather people and organize them
• An entrepreneurial wiring – able to create from scratch rather than just manage existing ministry
• Passion for community service

Other Details:    
• Precise hours actually worked are somewhat flexible and should be clarified together with the Lead Pastor. Hours will involve duties on weekends and evenings (to be clarified together).
• Eucharist Church may be able to provide a laptop computer for work.

* - This position may or may not turn into a full-time role at some point in the future. Presently it is a part-time role (and will remain so until otherwise clarified). Per California law, this position is an “at-will” hire meaning that it can be terminated at anytime by either party with or without cause. Eucharist prefers to receive at least 2 weeks notice in the case of an employee deciding to leave employment.

Ryan Jones