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
Children's Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida United States
http://www.welcometoharvest.org

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.


Contact
Catherine Sykes
csykes@welcometoharvest.org
9419077333

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida USA
http://www.welcometoharvest.org

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.


Contact
Catherine Sykes
csykes@welcometoharvest.org
9419077333

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Cary, North Carolina United States
http://firstcary.com/

One of the largest Methodist churches in North Carolina is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry.  First United Methodist Church of Cary (FUMC-C), a 3800 member congregation located in Cary, North Carolina, is committed to its youth and seeks a staff member who is able to help lead and fulfill the mission of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ who grow in faith and love through worship, fellowship, service, and witness to one another and the world.

The FUMC-C Youth Ministry is a multi-staff ministry team who enjoys excellent support of clergy, staff, other ministry teams, and the congregation.  

The Youth Ministry Director needs at least five years in youth ministry leadership or equivalent and have evidence of gifts, graces, and an appropriate skill set to help discern, implement, and carry out the mission and vision of the church in the Youth Ministry.  This person will build up and lead a team of staff and adult servant leaders to create a vibrant and welcoming faith community.  FUMC-C has worked with Ministry Architects to build a sustainable plan and already has some viable goals in place, so there is a solid foundation of ministry and leadership upon which the church is re-building a sustainable infrastructure and team for doing effective and fruitful youth ministry.  Interested candidates should have a four-year college degree.

E-mail chris.sasser@ymarchitects.com to get an application.  Questions may be directed to Chris via e-mail.


Contact
Kristina Zirschky
KristinaZ@ymarchitects.com

February 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
White Oak Missionary Baptist Church
Full time
Enfield, NC USA
http://www.whiteoakmissionarybaptistchurch.org.

The White Oak Missionary Baptist Church of Enfield, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor, called by God, equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God to His people. The candidate must provide the vision and direction throughout the church community by leadership, counseling, teaching and preaching to lead others to Christ.
Interested candidates should return:
•    A Cover letter-a description of how you became a believer of Jesus Christ and the reason you are called to ministry.
•    An updated resume/Completed Application
•    A copy of degree(s), ordination certificate, and any other certificates
•    Three (3) letters of recommendation (2 from pastors/clergy and 1 personal (non-relative)

Email question(s) or request for application to whiteoak1612@aol.com or download application at whiteoakmissionarybaptistchurch.org.


Contact
Deacon Steve Battle
whiteoak1612@aol.com
9252)445-2032

February 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Summer Leadership Intern 2015
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Full time
Houston, Texas USA
http://www.pleasanthillministries.org

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.  
Qualifications:
•    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
Email: joelgoza@pleasanthillministries.org
Office: 713-224-0052 (Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)


Contact
Joel Goza
joelgoza@pleasanthillministries.org
281-68-9435 (cell)

February 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children & Youth
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Full time
Houston, Texas USA
http://www.pleasanthillministries.org

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.

Objective:
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

Qualifications:
•    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:
Visit: www.pleasanthillministries.org
For Resume Submission:
Reverend Joel Goza, Assistant to the Pastor
Email: joelgoza@pleasanthillministries.org
Office: 713-224-0052 (Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)


Contact
Joel Goza
joelgoza@pleasanthillministries.org
713-224-0052

February 10, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director Music Ministry
Hawfields Presbyterian Church
Part time
Mebane, NC US
http://www.hawfieldschurch.org/

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 www.hawfieldschurch.org. An audio/visual sample is welcomed.


Contact
Patricia Noell


February 10, 2015
Church, Ministry
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY POSITIONS
ETOWAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Full time
ETOWAH, NC US

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.

 

Qualifications/Skills:
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.


Contact
DAVID COOK
revdcook@etowahumc.org
828-891-4360

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


Contact
Rev. Dr. Sally French
sally@stphilipsdurham.org

February 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Chinese Bible Church
Part time
Apex, North Carolina United States
http://www.cbcnc.org

We are sincerely looking for a God-loving, passionate candidate to fill a Youth Director position at Chinese Bible Church at Apex NC.
(30 min drive from Duke)

Qualified candidates please send your resume / inquiries to YouthSearch@cbcnc.org.
We will be happy to discuss this local service opportunity with you.

Qualifications
The candidate for the youth director shall meet the following criteria:

1.     Biblical view is of the evangelical and/or fundamental theology and belief
2.     Good spiritual role model
3.     Be passionate or experienced in youth ministry
4.     Prefer in pursuing or already obtained the Degree of Master in Divinity
5.     Good family role model
6.     Strong in teaching and planning
7.     Good interpersonal communication skill
8.     Experienced or be comfortable working in a cross-cultural church settings
9.     In agreement with the doctrinal statement of CBCNC

Job Description
The candidate for the youth director shall fulfill the following responsibilities:

1.    In charge of Youth Sunday worship service and weekly (Friday) Fellowship
2.    Planning and leading youth-related outreach activities
3.    Implementing and participating in CBCNC youth family visitations
4.    Collaborating with the Parents Committee which was formed to assist in the work of the youth program
5.    Teaching Youth baptism classes and Youth Sunday School classes
6.    Training Youth disciples and leaders on regular basis.
7.    Leading  annual youth evangelistic outreach / Short Term Mission trip once a year
8.    All work under the supervision of the church’s Elder Board, and all youth ministry report should be made to the Elder Board on regular basis.


Contact
Solomon Chen
YouthSearch@cbcnc.org
9192808521

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