Job Opportunities

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

November 07, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Adult Ministry
Advent UMC
Full time
Simpsonville, South Carolina USA

Advent United Methodist Church, a vibrant church in Simpsonville, SC with a membership of 1800 is seeking a full time Director of Adult Ministry.  This individual will be an inspiring and engaging leader who is responsible for overseeing programming, assimilation, and discipleship for Adults of all ages.  Responsibilities include teacher recruitment and training, curriculum development, and oversight of Sunday School and small groups. This individual will work with the Adult Ministry Committee to promote a culture of learning, service, worship and fellowship. The position requires a four year degree with UMC theological training preferred.  The candidate must have prior experience in adult discipleship or Christian education.  This person must be a good communicator, team player and one who has a passion for helping adults grow in their faith.  Please submit resume and salary requirements via email.


Contact
Jane Smith
janelanfordsmith@gmail.com
864-979-1102

November 06, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Haymount United Methodist Church
Full time
Fayetteville, North Carolina United States
http://www.haymountumc.com

Haymount United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, NC is seeking a youth minister to lead our students (grades 6-12) into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. We want our youth minister to be a pastor to our youth. We also want our youth minister to oversee and coordinate our weekly programs with our youth's parents and regular volunteers. And finally, we want our youth minister to help us foster an atmosphere of belonging for our youth so that friendship and fellowship is possible. We believe that in such an environment, the youth's faith in God and their leadership skills will blossom.

The position will begin at 30 hours per week, and benefits will be included in the salary package. As the ministry grows, so will the hours and pay of the position. Our youth ministry at Haymount UMC is also comprised of a Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Choir Director, so the youth minister will be regularly working with them as a team.

For a full job description, please email Scott Foster at SFoster@nccumc.org. To apply, send your resume and 2 recommendation letters to Scott Foster at SFoster@nccumc.org.

The deadline to apply for the position is December 1, 2014.


Contact
Scott Morgan Foster
Fostsm3@gmail.com
(919) 624-2752

November 06, 2014
Other
Ipas Literature Review and Recommendations on Faith-Based Initiatives
Ipas
Part time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States
www.ipas.org

Ipas is seeking a consultant to review the literature and experience in the field on faith-based initiatives related to reproductive rights and health, particularly abortion. Ipas is interested in learning about approaches that have been used for dialogue and work with faith-based organizations in different regions of the world and across different religions. The literature search should include major religions’ stances on abortion, faith-based initiatives that have been used around abortion and reproductive health and their levels of success, and guidance on working with faith-based leaders and/or organizations around reproductive health and abortion issues (communication, programs, dialogue, etc). The ultimate goal of the literature review will be to support Ipas country programs in developing partnerships with faith-based organizations and leaders.

Ipas’s extensive library resources will be available in consultation with library staff (such as obtaining articles not otherwise available online for free, checking out documents in the library itself, etc.).

Expected Deliverables:

1)    Literature review
•    Develop search terms (Ipas to sign-off on/have input to search terms)
•    Review literature, using provided template to create an annotated bibliography
•    Provide PDFs of documents

2)    Summarize lessons learned and recommendations
•    Produce final report which must include: 1) introduction and purpose,  2) methodology used for the search strategy, 3) key findings, 4) recommendations and programmatic implications, and 5) annotated bibliography
•    Present findings through an in-person and/or online (e-room) presentation to Ipas staff

The consultant will be an author of the annotated bibliography and report recommendations. All materials produced through the consultancy will remain the property of Ipas.

Timeframe:
The work is expected to be completed and submitted by December 31st, 2014.

Consultant will be chosen through a bid process. Please submit your letter of interest including how long you expect the work to take (number of days), flat rate or daily rate for the job, a writing sample and CV to CX@ipas.org no later than November 13th. A candidate will be selected and notified by November 26th.


Contact
Sara Gomez
CX@ipas.org

November 06, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Haymount United Methodist Church
Full time
Fayetteville, North Carolina United States
www.haymountumc.com

Haymount United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, NC is seeking a youth minister to lead our students (grades 6-12) into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. We want our youth minister to be a pastor to our youth. We also want our youth minister to oversee and coordinate our weekly programs with our youth's parents and regular volunteers. And finally, we want our youth minister to help us foster an atmosphere of belonging for our youth so that friendship and fellowship is possible. We believe that in such an environment, the youth's faith in God and their leadership skills will blossom.

The position will begin at 30 hours per week, and benefits will be included in the salary package. As the ministry grows, so will the hours and pay of the position. Our youth ministry at Haymount UMC is also comprised of a Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Choir Director, so the youth minister will be regularly working with them as a team.

For a full job description, please email Scott Foster at SFoster@nccumc.org. To apply, send your resume and 2 recommendation letters to Scott Foster at SFoster@nccumc.org.

The deadline to apply for the position is December 1, 2014.


Contact
Scott Morgan Foster
Fostsm3@gmail.com
919-624-2752

November 05, 2014
Church, Ministry
Cultivating Call Internship
YCI Task Force of the Memphis Conference of the UMC
Full time
Jackson, Tennessee USA

A year-long residential ministerial internship to cultivate call and establish programs and dialogue that aide the church in creation care and the elimination of food insecurity for the rural and urban poor in three locations in the Memphis Conference of the UMC.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•    Embrace a season of active, financially supported ministry in the Memphis Conference of the UMC (first round of internships are 3 year-long and 3 summer).
•    Serve the poor of the community in mid-town Memphis, rural Fulton County, KY, and Eva, TN by partnering with churches, programs, and agencies already assisting those in need.
•    Develop programs that aide the church in healing body, mind, and spirit and making connections that our health and wholeness are tied to the land.  
•    Be in the soil as a means of tending the soul through gardening ministry or community based land care.  
•    Partner with an assigned Elder in the MC of UMC to work inside and outside the church to cultivate ministries of care and food security for all.
•    Embrace a season of leading and sharing in the worship life of a UMC congregation in your assigned location.  

Requirements
•    Be a young adult under the age of 35.
•    Those applying for the year-long internships should have a bachelors degree.
•    Be a current member or active participant in a UMC congregation or ministry.
•    Possess the ability and desire to work in a team environment.
•    Previous gardening, farming, and management a plus but not required.
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously is needed.
•    Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.


Contact
Nancy Johnston Varden
nancyvarden@gmail.com
(919) 270-8857

November 04, 2014 College Ministry Coordinator
First Baptist Church of Burlington
Full time
Burlington, NC USA
http://firstbaptistburlington.com

The First Baptist Church of Burlington, North Carolina is seeking a full- time Associate Pastor to minister to our children, youth and their families.  First Baptist Church of Burlington is a downtown Baptist Church in friendly cooperation with The Southern Baptist Convention and The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Applications are accepted by mail or email.

Candidates should be a graduate of a fully accredited college or university, seminary or divinty school.  Salary and benefits for this position will be commensurate with the qualification of the chosen candidate.

Mailing address is PO Box 2686, Burlington, NC 27216.  In order to receive full considerations, applications must be received by December 15th, 2014.


Contact
Terry Peele
pastor@firstbaptistburlington.com
(336) 226-2433

November 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Lead Pianist/Director of Children's Music
Soapstone UMC
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
http://www.soapstoneumc.org

North Raleigh church, Soapstone United Methodist, with a dynamic and active music program is seeking a Lead Pianist/Accompanist and Director of Children’s Music. While one employee would be ideal, we are willing to break these duties into two positions based on the applicant’s strengths. Hours per week are approximately 15 (12 for pianist duties and 3 for children’s music.)

Lead Pianist/Accompanist:
Responsibilities
•This individual will provide piano accompaniment/solo playing for the following:
Two Sunday worship services (8:30 am service with a Praise Team, and 11:00 am service with a Chancel Choir); this includes solo prelude and offertory pieces as needed.
Three weekly rehearsals: one Sunday after the 11:00 am service; Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings; and Praise Team on Thursday evenings.
Special services throughout the year (funerals, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve).
Occasional special rehearsals in the fall and spring for our Christmas and Easter cantatas, which we perform with orchestra.
•Although our music groups perform in service year-round, we do take many weeks of rehearsals off in the summer.
The lead pianist, in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries, will be responsible for finding a substitute for rehearsals and services for which they cannot play.
Applicants invited to interview for the position will be asked to play with our Praise Team and Chancel Choir, as well as sight read.
    
Qualifications
•Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
•2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
 
Director of Children’s Music:
This individual will prepare and conduct rehearsal on Sunday evenings for our children’s program, Kids Rock. He or she will work in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries to choose music, curricula, a spring children’s musical, and to schedule the children to sing in worship. Our children’s program meets September through May.
Qualifications
•Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
•2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
•Proficiency in keyboard.
•Experience working with children.
 
Salary is negotiable, based on experience. Please click here for an application. Completed applications and introductory letters should be sent via email to hr@soapstoneumc.org; faxed to 919-846-7161, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker; or mailed to Soapstone UMC, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. No phone calls, please.


Contact

office@soapstoneumc.org
(919) 846-2212

November 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Minister
Zion Community Baptist Church
Full time
Springfield, MA USA

The Pulpit Search Committee of Zion Community Baptist Church, in Springfield, Massachusetts, is now accepting resumes for the position of Senior Minister. Zion Community Baptist Church is a midsized congregation in the heart of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Those interested should send resume and supporting materials to:
The Zion Search Committee
c/o Mr. B. Isaac
P.O. Box 4444
Springfield, MA 01103
The committee will be accepting resumes until January 5th, 2015


Contact
Mr. B. Isaac
sisaac9544@gmail.com

October 30, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister/Associate Pastor
New Hope Friends Church
Full time
Goldsboro, NC USA
http://www.newhopefriends.com

New Hope Friends Church (NCYM-FUM), Goldsboro, NC is seeking a full time Youth Minister/Asociate Pastor to coordinate and lead youth ministry and work closely with the senior pastor.  At least 2 years experience as a youth minister/associate pastor and/or graduation from an accredited college or university with seminary courses is preferred.  Job description may be viewed on church website.


Contact
Mary Anna McCullen
deets5496@att.net
(919) 736-2455

October 30, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor for Worship, Christian Growth, & Assimilation
Christ Community Church
Full time
Lockport, NY USA
http://www.christcommunitylockport.org

Christ Community Church in Lockport, NY is excited about hiring a pastor with a heart to help us grow in our ability to reflect the diversity of worship we will experience in eternity as we transform lives in our community with the hope of Christ and commit ourselves to:

1. Share Christ in Our Spheres of Influence
2. Welcome All as We Become One with Christ
3. Mentor Disciples Who Embody Christ
4. Strengthen Community Partnerships that Offer Hope

We are looking for someone who is willing to be a team player and share pastoral responsibilities. We would like a pastor that has a heart for leading worship, a desire to see new Christians and guests extravagantly welcomed and assimilated into the overall life of the church, and a yearning to see everyone grow in Christ through mentoring and growth groups. We will offer ample opportunity for our new pastor to grow in his preaching skills. Ideally he will focus on Worship, Assimilation, and Christian growth so our current pastor can focus on Vision, Outreach, Community Partnerships, and Leadership Development. We would like this pastor to compliment our current pastor’s gifts and abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Below is what we are looking for in a candidate:

WORSHIP
-Ability to lead worship.
-Instrumental and vocal ability desired.
-Desire to develop, oversee, and coordinate different/culturally diverse worship teams and experiences.
-Apt at recruiting musicians, vocalists, and worship leaders.
-Oversee AV and tech team.

CHRISTIAN GROWTH
-Oversee our growth group ministry.
-Train & encourage growth group leaders.
-Ensure growth group offerings align with our discipleship plan to create disciples who embody Christ.

ASSIMILATION
-Ensure congregation is equipped to extend an extravagant welcome to all.
-Oversee/improve systems that move first-time guests to become members committed to advancing our God giving vision.

GOD’S MAN FOR CCC
More important to us than staffing to a particular position is to find the right person, the person God has for us. The 4 c’s below are non-negotiable. However the areas of responsibilities listed above may be adjusted to fit the gifting of the “right” person.

Here are the 4 C’s we are looking for in this candidate:
1. Committed to Diversity
2. Character
3. Chemistry
4. Competence in ministry

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY
-Embrace the vision for diverse worship that John reveals in Revelation 7:9-10,
-Embody the multi-cultural vision for unity Jesus prays for in John 17, Peter envisions in Acts 10—11, is reflected in the Church of Antioch in Acts 11, and for which Paul pleads for in the book of Ephesians (see esp. 2:11-2, 19-22).

CHARACTER
-A man who loves God with all his whole heart, mind and soul and is enthusiastic about ministry and sharing Christ…
-Anointed and appointed by God to pastor.
-God-controlled, Holy Spirit-led, and Word-driven.
-Absolutely, unshakably committed to racial reconciliation and diversity.
-Tells the truth boldly and lovingly.
-Biblically solid without being religiously rigid.
-Authentic, humble and devoted.

CHEMISTRY
-Connects with Pastor Dave, leadership, congregation, community of Lockport and the vision/pathways for CCC in a passionate and heartfelt way.
-Comfortable with the way God made you for ministry and the way this aligns with the vision of CCC.
-Confident, but not arrogant.
-Respected in the community and the church you are currently involved with.
-Personable, approachable, friendly and loving.
-Empathetic, encouraging, compassionate, and emotionally available.

COMPETENCE
-Has an ever growing understanding of God and His Word.
-Has progressed in ministry experience and responsibilities.
-Able to connect your ministry to the vision God has given CCC.
-A balanced leader who avoids both under and micro-management.
-Can coach, disciple, encourage, listen and mentor.
-Can preach—you don’t have to be the best just growing in your ability to connect the Bible to everyday life.
-Growing in ability to communicate cross-culturally and cross-generationally.
-A detail person who is able to implement strategies and finish tasks.

WHO WE ARE
We are a medium size church (approx. 200 people) located in the urban core
of Lockport, NY.

Our church has been around for close to 200 years, yet we are not stuck in tradition.  Over the course of the past three years we have undergone a re-visioning process that has enabled God to transform our church and make us new in many ways.  Here is a short list of the many new things God is doing in and through us:

1. A New Denominational Affiliation: A little over two years ago our congregation voted to affiliate with Converge Worldwide (formerly the Baptist General Conference).  This network of churches shares our heartbeat for ministry.   If you want more information on converge their website is www.convergeworldwide.org.

2. A New Name: We changed our name from First Baptist Church to Christ Community Church to eliminate any stumbling block that would keep the unchurched from attending and hearing about the hope of Christ that transforms lives.

3. A New Vision for Ministry:  Over the course of the past 3 years we have interviewed community and civic leaders asking how our church can help the city of Lockport.  Through those interviews we noticed a theme: Nearly everyone expressed a concern about the sense of hopelessness that seems to be pervasive in the city—especially in our neighborhood.  God impressed on our hearts that CCC must be about Transforming Lives with The Hope of Christ. This is not just a tagline.  This vision will guide everything we do as a congregation!

4 New Pathways to Accomplish Our Vision:

1. Sharing Christ in Our Spheres of Influence
--Last year we saw many new believers as we baptized 33 people who are having their lives transformed by Christ!
--God is blessing us with many new guests.

2. Welcoming All as We Become One in Christ
--We are growing in our social and racial diversity.
--We are embarking on a path to diversify our worship experiences on Sunday mornings.
--We can’t wait to find a new associate pastor to help us continue to grow in this area!

3. Mentoring Disciples Who Embody Christ
--In the next few months we want to begin a program to mentor our new believers and help them adjust to church life.
--In the next 2 years we believe God is calling us to begin a bridges out of poverty mentoring program.

4. Strengthening Community Partnerships that Offer Hope
In the past 3 years we have significantly strengthened our partnerships wutg the following:

1. BOCES—Through our partnership with this government funded educational institution our church has become home to:
--The Lockport Literacy Zone
--The Task Program (provides opportunities for individuals to receive high school diplomas)
--ESL Program (English as a Second Language)
--Job Readiness Program (Helps individuals learn skills needed to enter workforce)
--Computer Skills Training
2. Independent Living of Niagara County—Through our partnership with this agency we  help individuals with disabilities navigate social services and develop skills to live on their own.
3. Lockport Cares Homeless Shelter — Many folks in our congregation volunteer for this Christian run ministry located a few doors down from our church.  We have seen several individuals from the shelter attend our church and receive Christ.

We are currently working to strengthen our partnerships with the following:
1. Kahler House —A transitional house for men who have battled drug addiction, a few doors down from our church.
2. CareNet — This crisis pregnancy counseling ministry has approached us about providing a place for them to offer their services to girls in our neighborhood 1 night a week.
3. RISE Ministries — This organization meets in our church and helps former inmates Re-enter Into Society Effectively through Christian mentoring and helping them obtain the skills and resources needed to thrive.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
If you want to get in on the ground floor of God doing a new work and see where it leads, maybe we are the church for you.

If you believe this is something you can sink your spiritual teeth into then please send a cover letter and a resume to ccclockport@gmail.com and include video links and/or DVD's of a couple recent sermons and worship services that you have led or participated in. DVD's can be sent to:

Christ Community Church
Attn. Pastor Dave
140 Genesee Street
Lockport, NY 14094


Contact
David McBeath
ccclockport@gmail.com
(716) 434-1783

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