Job Opportunities

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

September 02, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Faith Formation
Canterbury United Methodist Church
Full time
Birmingham, Alabama United States
http://www.canterburyumc.org

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.


Contact
Kristina Zirschky
KristinaZ@ymarchitects.com

September 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Part-Time Volunteer Administrator
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA
http://www.pgumc.org

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.

Qualifications:
• 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.


Contact
Todd Baitsholts
pgumc1@aol.com
(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 www.tellicochurch.com and post resume to search@tellicochurch.org. Otherwise mail to TVCC Search Team, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.  The deadline for submission of application materials is November 15, 2014.


Contact

pao@tellicochurch.org
(865) 458-1516

September 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Children & Youth Ministry
Englewood United Methodist Church
Full time
Rocky Mount, North Carolina United States
http://www.englewood-umc.org

The Director of Children and Youth Ministry will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the children and youth ministries at Englewood United Methodist Church, equipping all to disciple children and youth.

Essential Functions
•    Create and communicate a vision for  children and youth ministries
•    Create environments for young people to grow and develop in spiritual formation.
•    Engage with youth, children and families as a participant in children & youth ministries.
•    Develop and promote creative celebrations of children and youth ministries.
•    Promote the development and growth of children and youth ministry groups that speak to the diverse needs and interests of children and youth.
•    Develop a network of spiritually gifted volunteer leaders, mentors, and apprentices who can disciple children and youth toward spiritual maturity.
•    Coordinate and facilitate volunteer leader training events for new and established workers in children and youth ministry, with a system to recruit, train, develop and appreciate volunteers.

Other Responsibilities
•    Participate in staff team meeting and Christian Education Ministry team meeting
•    Participate in worship as worshiper and/or assisting leaders, as appropriate for your life.
•    Network in the community, with other congregations, and the denomination to develop and share mutual resources for children & youth ministry.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Strong Christian faith and a commitment to education of youth and children
•    AA or BS in education or religious studies (or equivalent). A Master of Divinity degree is preferred. A United Methodist background is advantageous.
•    Demonstrated leadership and facilitation in Children and Youth ministry skills.
•    Ability to engage in a warm and caring manner with youth, children, and parents
•    Familiar and comfortable with social media and other modern communication techniques

Core Competencies
•    Organizing: Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, materials, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.
•    Planning: Sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedule; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; evaluates results.
•    Manages vision and purposes: Articulates and supports the visions and mission of Englewood UMC (making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world); communicates a compelling and inspired vision for children’s and youth ministry; creates a compelling vision of possibility, hope, and optimism; helping others to own the vision.
•    Developing volunteers: Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; communicate expectations clearly and holds people accountable.
•    Managing conflict: Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflict, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.
•    Interpersonal Relationships: Relates well to all types of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
•    Trust and Integrity: Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; practices what he or she preaches.

Candidates
Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest and resume, labeled “Director of Children and Youth Ministry” attention: Christian Davenport, Englewood UMC, PO Box 7128, Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804 or via e-mail.

Reports to: Lead Pastor
Effective: 9/01/2014 or as soon as available
Directly Supervises: Volunteers for Children & Youth Ministry
Status: Full time
FLSA: Exempt


Contact
Christian Davenport
englewoodchris@embarqmail.com
(262) 443-2926

August 26, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries (Full Time)
Trinity United Methodist Church
Full time
Richmond, VA USA

Trinity United Methodist Church, a 3000 member church in Richmond, VA has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries.  

This position requires the visioning, designing and implementing of a comprehensive youth ministry for students, grades 6-12.  Ministry with our youth will include spiritual formation, worship, mission and fun.  Our Youth Director must have a passion for youth and for leading them into the transformative grace of Jesus Christ.  He/she must also have the ability to incorporate our young people fully into the life of the Church and to take their faith into the world.  The successful candidate will have a vibrant and self-evident faith in Jesus Christ, the ability to relate well to both youth and youth families, and be a team player on the church staff.

Prior experience in Youth Ministry is expected and a background check is required before hiring.  Salary and benefits will be based on experience and qualifications.  

Resume and cover letter via email.


Contact
Youth Search Committee Members
youthsearch@trinityumc.net

August 22, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part Time Youth Pastor
Hanks Chapel UCC
Part time
Pittsboro, NC USA

Hanks Chapel UCC, Pittsboro, North Carolina is seeking a part-time youth pastor to minister to our children, middle, and high school students.  This individual should have a sense of God’s specific call to reach and disciple pre-teens and teens and will oversee all facets of youth ministry. We are looking for a person who has passion and skill for youth ministry, a vibrant relationship with God and mature relationships with God's people. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and leadership skills, a mature vision for mission/outreach, and a passion for mentoring youth.  It is important that the applicant provide some activities for elementary age children.

The candidate will work closely with the pastor, music minister, and support committee to make decisions about curriculum and activities.  Salary will be negotiable based on education and experience.  Hanks Chapel Church is set in a rural area in central North Carolina within a few miles of several larger cities.  We have approximately 90-100 active members with roughly 12-15 preteens and teens.


Contact
Carla Karstaedt
cck700@yahoo.com

August 21, 2014 Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Parish Life
St. John's Episcopal Church
Tallahassee, FL US
http://www.saint-john.org/download_file/view/926/

Please see the full job description at link below.


Contact
Lindsay Hardy, Parish Administrator
Lindsay@saint-john.org
(850) 222-2636

August 20, 2014
Church, Ministry
UNC Presbyterian Campus Ministry Intern
Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Chapel Hill
Part time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
http://uncpcm.com

Come join us at UNC PCM for a year of ministry with our college students. Great exposure for young adult ministry specific to a university campus and community in a thriving campus ministry setting. This internship entails mostly- connecting with students, but also leading a weekly small group and another area where the individual intern is excited to be plugged in. Also, the intern is invited to join us for Thursday night dinner and programs along with traveling with us on any retreats they are available along with a spring break trip to Denver, CO, to DOOR Ministry.


Contact
John Rogers
jrogers@upcch.org
(423) 667-5561

August 18, 2014
Church, Ministry
Music Team Director
Efland UMC
Part time
Efland, NC United States
http://eflandumc.org

This is an opportunity to work with a growing church near Durham.  We seek a creative Christian with a vision for eclectic music and a passion for worship.  This includes developing our music team and coordinating vocalists and musicians in a variety of genres (initial training provided).  

Some music education is helpful and good experience with a lead instrument (such as guitar) is preferred.  This music ministry primarily involves Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, so it is part-time at this point.  The initial compensation will be based on qualifications and the finalized job description.  Please email your resume and any references, thank you.


Contact
Lee Floyd
eflandumc@gmail.com
(919) 880-4989

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.

 


Contact
Regenia Warren
firstbaptistbaxley@gmail.com
(912) 367-2738

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