Job Opportunities

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

September 16, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministry
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Full time
Ooltewah, TN USA

Ooltewah United Methodist Church of Ooltewah, Tennessee, is a well-established United Methodist Church that is enjoying new growth and development springing up around it.  The church is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry to oversee youth programs and lead a team of ministry staff and volunteers in fulfilling the church’s mission of “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”  Ooltewah United Methodist is blessed to have a strong core group of youth, dedicated volunteers, and a great staff and pastors.

Primary responsibilities of the Director of Student Ministry will include:
•    Developing relationships:  Establishes relationships with youth, parents, and volunteers through church, community, and school events.  Ensure that relationships are being built between the adult leaders of Ooltewah UMC and the youth.
•    Programming leadership:  Ensures that all details of youth programs and events are addressed to build an engaging and welcoming atmosphere in which spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
•    Equipping staff and volunteers:  Recruits, trains, and equips volunteers, regularly, to provide spiritual support and encouragement in working with the youth in the youth ministry.

The qualified candidate will have:
•    A deep faith in Jesus Christ
•    A love for youth
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry or in a related field
•    Five years experience in working with youth
•    Three years experience on a church staff, preferably a larger, multi-staff church environment
•    Experience in recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of United Methodist tradition and theology
•    Be skilled in connecting with youth and parents, energetic, a team player, and adept in using social media

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to Debra Malone via email .

Debra Malone
(423) 238-9216

September 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Wakefield United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC United States

Wakefield UMC in North Raleigh is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry.  The primary responsibility will be for the Christian formation of students 6th-12th grade.  The candidate must have an authentic relationship with Jesus and be able to help youth develop the same.   The ideal candidate must communicate effectively and demonstrate strong leadership, administrative, and organizational skills.  He or she must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able to get things done.   He or she must be able to plan and execute events like kickoffs, retreats, work days, and mission trips.   He or she must possess excellent interpersonal skills, an aptitude for building meaningful relationships with youth and their parents, and be able to provide pastoral care.  He or she will engage with the congregation and the community leading the youth in outreach and missions.   The ability to build teams, work with teams, and cultivate leaders (youth and adult) is essential. Individual must be able to preach and teach youth effectively, plan and lead worship experiences, and address relevant issues to youth effectively.  The ideal candidate will lead in a way that is engaging, inviting, fun, energetic, relevant, meaningful, and strengthens the faith of our youth.  Ideal candidate will have youth ministry leadership experience with demonstrated success, a college education, and an understanding and commitment to United Methodist theology, doctrine, and polity.  The position is part-time for approximately 15 hours per week. Pay is commensurate to experience.    Candidates should email cover letter, resume, and references via email by October 15.

David Gira
(919) 747-1493

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 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 Student Faith Formation
Canterbury United Methodist Church
Full time
Birmingham, Alabama United States

Canterbury United Methodist Church located in Birmingham, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Student Faith Formation, a person who will serve more in an “executor” role as part of the student ministry team. This position will build upon and strengthen the spiritual formation of students by establishing relationships with both students and their families.  The main responsibilities are:  
•    Maintain day-to-day management of the spiritual formation of students, in alignment with Canterbury’s mission and values
•    Develop relationships with youth and their families to nurture their relationship with Christ, with a focus on high school students and families
•    Collaborate, support and troubleshoot with volunteers
•    Provide oversight to the programmatic aspects of student ministry
•    Infuse a joyful Christian atmosphere into all Canterbury youth programs

Qualifications include:
•    A minimum of five years of experience in leading a youth ministry program, preferably in a larger church or similar organization
•    A Bachelor’s degree with a preference toward a field related to youth ministry
•    Knowledge of sustainable systems
•    A passion for serving youth and their families
•    Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey.
•    Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

Canterbury United Methodist Church is a well-established, traditional church of about 3,000 members in Birmingham, AL  with a history of excellence in music, worship, adult education and mission experiences.  The theological environment of Canterbury United Methodist Church offers a foundation on the Bible while promoting a culture that values theological diversity.  Canterbury United Methodist Church strives to model openness, acceptance, and tolerance.

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Kristina Zirschky via email.

Kristina Zirschky

September 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Part-Time Volunteer Administrator
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

The Volunteer Administrator is charged with the integration of all laity into the active ministry of Pleasant Grove UMC so that our vision and mission might be realized.

• Minimum of three years ministry experience working closely with families
• Strong relational and team building talent
• Proven organizational abilities
• Effective communication skills
• Must be sensitive to issues of diversity

Primary Responsibilities:
• Integrate church members and visitors into PGUMC programs to realize our vision to reach, engage and enable all
• Maintain a presence at worship services on Sunday mornings to greet and engage church visitors and members rotating through the services, with the exception of sick and vacation days. (SPRC representative will explain expectation.)
• Recruit volunteers to serve in specific ministry roles at PGUMC as needed
• Implement and maintain the church’s “Gifts and Graces” database (i.e. time and talent survey)
• Implement and maintain new visitor information and contact records
• Keep the congregation informed of volunteer opportunities through articles in the newsletter, personal contact, email, etc.
• In consultation with the Pastor(s) attend designated meetings
• Oversee and maintain the Safe Sanctuary Compliance in partnership with the Safe Sanctuaries task force
• Oversee and maintain the Volunteer Calendars and Nursery workers’ calendar

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to SPRC Chairperson via email.

Todd Baitsholts
(919) 787-7763

September 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Community Church at Tellico Village
Full time
Loudon, Tennessee United States

Community Church at Tellico Village is seeking a Senior Pastor to lead our pastoral team and congregation following the retirement of our pastor who served for seventeen years.  CCTV is a 1400 member interdenominational church located SW of Knoxville, TN in a planned community on Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  The church is affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches. The ideal candidate possesses a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrates a true desire to shape their ministry by the Great Commandment. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.  S/he is a mature “people-person” with leadership skills who has a passion for: preaching, developing fellowship, and spiritual growth ministries. Ministers from all denominations may apply. M. Div. required.  If interested, visit us at and post resume to Otherwise mail to TVCC Search Team, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.  The deadline for submission of application materials is November 15, 2014.

(865) 458-1516