Job Opportunities

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

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

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.

Youth Search Committee Members

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.

Carla Karstaedt

August 20, 2014
Church, Ministry
UNC Presbyterian Campus Ministry Intern
Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Chapel Hill
Part time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

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.

John Rogers
(423) 667-5561