Job Opportunities

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

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministries
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
Full time
Mobile, Alabama United States of America

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church of Mobile, Alabama, seeks a full-time Director of Student Ministries for grades 6-12.  This growing congregation of 2100 offers a variety of worship services and has a heart for mission and service in our church, community and around the world.  The primary responsibilities of the Director of Student Ministries will be to provide leadership in youth programming and missions, develop relationships with the youth, families, and volunteers, and recruit and train volunteers to minister to the youth.  

The successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree, three or more years of experience, and be strong in leadership, relationship building, communication, ministering to youth and working with parents and volunteers. The candidate should be aligned with the beliefs and traditions of the United Methodist Church.

For more detailed information or to submit a resume, including a cover letter and three references, please contact Robin Wilson at

Robin Wilson

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Part time
Greenville, Michigan United States

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, Michigan, seeks an energetic, imaginative, family-friendly priest to lead our parish with vision and warmth as our half-time rector. We are a financially sound and spiritually healthy self-sustaining parish of approximately 80 baptized members with an average of 40-45 members pledging and attending regularly. We are the only Episcopal Church in Montcalm County and are aware of our strategic importance for people who are seeking a thoughtful, inclusive approach to Christian life and service.
The ideal candidate is one with a deep and articulate faith, a commitment to social justice, a willingness to connect with the community, and an ability to take initiative while working collaboratively in ministry with lay leaders. Our worship is based in the Prayer Book and Hymnal, with additions from Enriching Our Worship, Wonder, Love and Praise, and some Lutheran sources.  Music is an important part of the worship at St. Paul’s; anchored in the Hymnal 1982 and simplified Anglican chant, the service is usually sung.
Our Parish:  Founded in 1872, St. Paul’s has developed deep ties to the local community and a strong tradition of laity and clergy working together in ministry.  Lay people serve in worship on the worship committee the Altar Guild and the healing prayer team, and as acolytes, Eucharistic ministers, intercessors, lectors, preachers, and choristers and soloists.  There are week-day Bible studies and frequently a book discussion group, led by both lay leaders and the rector.  

We understand our mission to be "through action to share the love of Christ, the word of God, with one another and the world." Our main outreach ministry is the Food Kitchen, which serves lunch and supper every Tuesday to whoever comes; we serve 45-70 people in these two meals.  We sponsor food baskets for Thanksgiving and provide items to the ecumenical food pantry and care packages sent to service men and women on active duty; we have sent members on mission trips to other dioceses. Our parish hall serves as a meeting and rehearsal space for a variety of community groups.  We give a portion of our investment account to ministries outside our community. Financially sound and spiritually healthy, we are a self-sustaining parish, caring for each other and serving the world around us.
Our Community:  Greenville is a city of about 8500, located in Montcalm County about 40 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.  Many residents work in Grand Rapids and live in Greenville for its quality of life. Most jobs are in the service sector and Greenville is actively working to continue its tool and die industry and rebuild its manufacturing strength. There is significant agricultural activity in the surrounding countryside, and the city boasts a Farmers Market.
 Greenville has a public library and a community theater; there are many parks, lakes, and ponds in and around the town.  The Flat River, popular for canoeing and kayaking, flows through town and there is an extensive system of hiking and biking paths around the town and into the surrounding areas.  A highlight of the cultural year is the Danish Festival, celebrating the city’s original ethnic heritage. The school population is growing, and we very much wish to bring into our parish young families with children.  
Salary and Benefits

This is a half-time position with a target start date of September 2015 offering:

•    Stipend (salary and housing allowance), vacation, and continuing education time provided according to guidelines from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan.
•    Full health insurance coverage for clergy plus one
•    Allowance for travel and expenses
•    Sabbatical set aside

Interested Clergy Should Contact the Transition Officer for
The Diocese of Western Michigan:  
The Reverend Canon William J. Spaid
269 381-2710, ext 11

The Reverend Canon William J. Spaid
269 381-2710, ext 11

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church
Part time
Atlanta, GA United States

Haygood Memorial UMC is located in the intown Atlanta neighborhood of Morningside, two miles west of the Emory campus.  We are seeking a Director of Youth Ministry (20-25 hours a week).  At Haygood, we believe our teenagers are a vital part of our vibrant church and we model our faith through our commitment to them.  The Director of Youth Ministry will partner with our church community in raising our children as disciples of Christ, putting their faith in action through service inside and outside the church.  Responsibilities include recruiting and growing our established middle and high school weekly programs (Sunday school, Wednesday evening programming, and Sunday evening youth gathering) as well as leading Confirmation and periodic outings, mission trips, and weekend retreats. Candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics: commitment to Christian discipleship and the United Methodist Church; passion about youth ministry and working with teenagers; strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills; teamwork and team-building skills to work effectively with parents, volunteers, and church leadership.  Position Requirements: bachelor’s degree, some theological training, experience working with youth in the life of the church.

Lynette Slovensky

June 19, 2015
Director of Christian Education/ Director of Family & Children Ministry
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Dunn, NC USA

350+ member Presbyterian church in small city between Raleigh and Fayetteville seeks qualified DCE to lead all phases of education and family ministry. Not an ordained position. Congregation seeks to re-invent church school, invigorate youth program and offer consistently excellent adult education to its well-educated and largely professional base of members.

Dr. Duane Hix
910-892-4121 or 919-819-7198

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Ministry Assistant
Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church
Full time
Lawrenceburg, KY USA

Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church ( is a well-established church in the community of Lawrenceburg, KY, who is committed to leading unified missions and ministries in Christ for the transformation of the world.  This worshipping congregation of 100 - 125 seeks a full-time Ministry Assistant who will oversee the youth program and will help in leading worship.   The primary responsibilities of the Ministry Assistant will be to provide leadership in youth programming and missions, develop relationships with the youth, families, and congregants, and provide support in the weekly worship and day-to-day ministries of the church.

Qualifications include:
•    Education in youth and music ministry
•    Experience that demonstrates success in youth and worship ministry
•    Servant leadership skills and the ability to lead teams with a team work attitude
•    Spiritual role model
•    Strong organization skills
•    Strong computer skills with proficiency in presentation software
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information or to submit a resume with a cover letter, contact Pastor Karen Stigall at

Karen Stigall
(502) 839-3971

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
RISE Student Pastor
Covenant UMC
Full time
Greer, SC USA

Director of RISE Student Ministry (“RISE”)

Purpose of RISE

RISE is the student ministry at Covenant whose purpose is to Ignite Faith and Change Lives of students (grades 6th-12th) by pointing them to an active and transforming relationship with Jesus Christ through Worship, Evangelism, Missions, Fellowship, and Discipleship.

Purpose of RISE Student Pastor

The purpose of the RISE Student Pastor (“Student Pastor”) is to shepherd and direct the RISE students and their parents to a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ along with equipping and empowering adult volunteers for the work of the RISE ministry, and for the building up of the body of Christ and God’s kingdom.

Primary Duties of Student Pastor

1.    Report to Senior and Executive Pastor while also being accountable to Staff Parish Relations Committee.
2.    Recruit, coordinate, train, equip and supervise volunteers and other RISE staff (as applicable) for all ministry areas of RISE including Sunday Night RISE (“SNR”), RISE Small Groups (“RISE Groups”) Sunday Checkpoints, missions, retreats and other special events.
3.    Coordinate with Worship & Music Ministry for scheduling and support of “Rise” Student Praise Band and “RESOUND” Student Choir.
4.    Maintain and develop ministry areas that are integrated with Covenant’s vision, mission and ministries to “Reach, Teach, and Engage”.  
5.    Develop and/or approve curriculum and material taught to RISE students.
6.    Coordinate and publish a fall & spring semester calendar and a summer calendar for RISE that includes dates of SNR and any special events occurring during each period.
7.    Build and maintain meaningful relationships with existing RISE students both on and off the Covenant campus while reaching out to unchurched students in the surrounding communities, neighborhoods, and schools.
8.    Participate in large and small group mentoring of students and equip volunteers to do the same.
9.    Build and maintain a communication system effective with students, volunteers, and parents.
10.    Oversee our Student Ministry Team (“RISE Council”) and provide leadership in establishing short and long term goals and effectiveness in all areas of RISE.
11.    Teach annual confirmation classes.
12.    Formulate annual budget and maintain fiscal responsibility throughout the year.


1.    A love for Jesus and devotion to Him with a professing conviction that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for individuals who desire a personal relationship with God.
2.    Strong understanding of Scripture and a strong ability to communicate God’s Word to teenage students and adult volunteers.
3.    Exceptional leadership, relational, and communication skills with students and adults;
4.    A humble spirit that understands the importance of Biblical authority and accountability in the life of a pastor.
5.    Awareness of and attitude of compliance with UMC Safe Sanctuary policies.

Jon Pasek

June 12, 2015
Director of Christian Education
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
Part time

In coordination with the pastor the Director of Christian Education will plan the Christian education programs for children as well as to train church members for the task of teaching and leading Christian education in a shared capacity.

1.    Coordinate education programs with the Children and Youth Committee (CYC) by:            
Acquiring and adapting curriculum materials;
Recruiting, training and supporting teachers;
Collaborating with teachers for long-range and short-term planning of curriculum, lessons and activities (Workshop Rotation Model);
2.    Attend monthly meetings of Children and Youth Committee and assisting with the development of budgetary requirements and responsibilities;
3.    Participate in Sunday morning activities;
4.    Performing other duties as required or requested by the pastor or the session.

Mindy Douglas

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Rector (Curate)
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA

Reporting directly to the Rector, the Curate will assist the Rector in all sacerdotal roles and will have principle responsibility for the church’s ministry to families with young children and youth, newcomers, pastoral care and Christian education.   He or she will work to attract and bring families with children to the knowledge and love of God and, by word and example, encourage all people in their lives in Christ.

Assist the Rector in all work needed to minister to this parish and lead this parish to fulfill its calling in evangelism and church growth and development.

The Curate will:
•    Develop, grow and expand “Family Ministries” in concert with the goals of the church.
•    Assist with every sacerdotal aspect of the worship life of the church.
•    Perform baptisms, weddings and funerals.
•    Take responsibility for newcomers (welcoming/integration).
•    Assist with pastoral responsibilities and coordination.
•    Provide support for the Christ Church Day School.
•    Support parish activities.
•    Develop intergenerational activities.
•    Train, recruit and coordinate Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors.
•    Work with Rector and Youth Minister(s) to develop Family Programming to promote the Gospel and the growth of the church.
•    Develop Saturday Evening Worship opportunity.
•    Build an intentional connection with the Day School
•    Work with our Justice Ministry and continue to involve the families and children, teens and young adults in Mission Trips (local, regionally and international)
•    Develop and lead Christian Formation for young families and children of all ages.
•    Direct or facilitate First Communion Classes; Confirmation Programs for Teens.
•    Assist with Christian education programming for adults.
•    Lead or facilitate First Communion and Confirmation classes (Teens and Adults).
•    Work with the staff to develop Christ Church as a parish that welcomes and helps young families in their spiritual development in every way to the degree that the parish is known as such in this community.
•    Program Development, Planning and Budgeting (includes fundraising).
•    Support Sunday Christian Education Program for Nursery through Middle School.  This will include assisting the Youth Minister.

Search Committee

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor for Teen and Young Adult Ministries
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA

Reporting directly to the Rector, the Pastor for Teens and Young Adults will assist in all aspects of parish life, taking full responsibility for the church’s teens and young adult ministries.  He or she will work to bring teens and young people to the knowledge and love of God and, by word and example, encourage all people in their lives in Christ.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities:
•    Evangelism and Church Growth.
•    Program Development, Planning and Budgeting (includes some fundraising)
•    Identifying, Recruiting, Training and Leading volunteers and leaders.
•    Ministry-related Communications to Parish and Community.
•    Church School Christian Education Program for Middle School.
•    Coordinate Acolyte leadership for worship.
•    Small Groups (CORE) for Middle School and High School (Teen Alpha)
•    Specific Education and Worship Opportunities:  Confirmation Classes and Experiences; opportunity to collaborate with the Contemporary and Traditional Music directors.
•    Justice Ministry.
•    Mission Trips (local, regionally and international)  We are inclined to focus our CORE and Young Adult programming on a fulfilling goal of a Mission.  There is little merit in constant training without defined application.  We know missions to be effective in building an awareness of person’s relationship with God and the community of faith.

    To be developed:
•    An intentional connection with the Day School.
•    A Ministry to Young Adults.
•    Regional and Diocesan cooperative ventures.

Search Committee

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor
First Baptist Church of Butner
Full time
Butner, NC USA

This person will be responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating the activities of the children and youth of the church. The associate will preach at least once every two months in addition to when the pastor is away.  This person will maintain a regular schedule in the office, being available during the pastor’s scheduled time off, and will also help provide pastoral care. This person will be a professing Christian, called to full-time Christian service who has chosen the Baptist denomination, and one who will fit within the theological ideologies (1963 BF&M, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) of the membership and the pastor.  A Master of Divinity degree is preferred, though a Divinity School student will be considered.  To apply for, or to request a copy of job description, email the Personnel Committee at  If applying, please send a complete resumé by email or mail to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 44, Butner, NC 27509.  Resumés must be received by 4:00 p.m. July 20, 2015.

Charlie Bryan