Job Opportunities

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

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
First Baptist Church of Clayton Minister of Children
First Baptist Church
Part time
Clayton, NC USA

Minister of Children: First Baptist Church of Clayton, N.C., prayerfully seeks an individual to lead our congregation’s children in their walk with our Savior. The primary responsibility of the Minister of Children is to plan and coordinate a comprehensive program for the preschool and children’s ministry of the church. The program should undergird the spiritual, emotional, and social development of the children as it relates to their becoming and growing as Christians.

The position is a part-time position (anticipated 3 days/week) that reports directly to the pastor and works closely with parents and volunteers in carrying out the duties of this position. The position also provides supervision to the director of the FBC Child Development Center, which is a full-day preschool for children ages birth through four years old.

Interested persons should send a letter of interest and résumé to gcanady4@gmail.com or to Gwen Canady, 2348 Stephanie Ln., Clayton NC 27520.


Contact
Gwen Canady
gcanady4@gmail.com

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Montgomery, AL USA
http://www.fumcmontgomery.org

First United Methodist Church (www.fumcmontgomery.org) of Montgomery, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to oversee the junior and senior high youth ministry.  Worship is the heart of the identity of this beautiful church, which has two traditional worship services averaging 1,200 attendees.    
Currently, there are 50-75 youth participating in youth programs with the potential for growth. A spark of excitement has become contagious, as First United Methodist Church has committed to put sustainable structures in place for the youth ministry and has active adult volunteers serving the youth.  This program needs a creative leader who is ready to lead the youth program and mentor youth interns into the ministry.  The main responsibilities are the following:

•    Lead the youth: The Director of Youth Ministries will seek, build, and strengthen relationships with the youth, their families, the youth staff, and adult volunteers, as well as, enable relationships to be built between the youth and youth volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will nurture these relationships to ensure the youth are growing in their journey of becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.

•     Manage the youth processes: The Director of Youth Ministries will recruit, equip, and build teams of youth ministry leaders and volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will oversee all youth programming to ensure events bring an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship that will support the development of spiritual discipleship.

Qualifications include:
•    Preferred five years of experience in leading a youth ministry program
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    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 lead a team with a positive spirit that supports the mission, vision, and core values of First United Methodist of Montgomery
•    Ability to lead people and manage processes effectively in short-term planning and especially in long-range planning
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Teresa Sippel at teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com.


Contact
Teresa Sippel
teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com
863-698-3491

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Montgomery, AL USA
http://www.fumcmontgomery.org

First United Methodist Church (www.fumcmontgomery.org) of Montgomery, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to oversee the junior and senior high youth ministry.  Worship is the heart of the identity of this beautiful church, which has two traditional worship services averaging 1,200 attendees.    
Currently, there are 50-75 youth participating in youth programs with the potential for growth. A spark of excitement has become contagious, as First United Methodist Church has committed to put sustainable structures in place for the youth ministry and has active adult volunteers serving the youth.  This program needs a creative leader who is ready to lead the youth program and mentor youth interns into the ministry.  The main responsibilities are the following:

•    Lead the youth: The Director of Youth Ministries will seek, build, and strengthen relationships with the youth, their families, the youth staff, and adult volunteers, as well as, enable relationships to be built between the youth and youth volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will nurture these relationships to ensure the youth are growing in their journey of becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.

•     Manage the youth processes: The Director of Youth Ministries will recruit, equip, and build teams of youth ministry leaders and volunteers. The Director of Youth Ministries will oversee all youth programming to ensure events bring an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship that will support the development of spiritual discipleship.

Qualifications include:
•    Preferred five years of experience in leading a youth ministry program
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    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 lead a team with a positive spirit that supports the mission, vision, and core values of First United Methodist of Montgomery
•    Ability to lead people and manage processes effectively in short-term planning and especially in long-range planning
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Teresa Sippel at teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com.


Contact
Teresa Sippel
teresa.sippel@ministryarchitects.com
863-698-3491

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Southern Baptist Pastor
Bethel Baptist Church
Full time
Hertford, NC USA

Bethel Baptist Church in Hertford, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to minister our church and the surrounding community. We are a small conservative Southern Baptist church with a drive to reach the lost for Christ. Worship service attendance is currently around 120 persons and around 30 persons for Wednesday evening Bible study. Applicants should have prior experience as a Senior Pastor and minimum Bachelors or equivalent. We are looking for a Pastor clearly called by God, who is biblically grounded, able to teach, compassionate and will strive to see each member grow in a closer relationship with Christ. Please click the link below or email pastorsearchts@bethelbaptistonline.com.


Contact
Richard Bass
crbass26@gmail.com

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Discipleship Coordinator
Assurance United Methodist Church, Connections Campus
Part time
Charlotte, NC USA
http://www.assuranceumc.org/#/find-usevents/job-postings

Title: Children’s Discipleship Coordinator
Location: Connections Campus of Assurance United Methodist Church
Responsible to: Pastor, Connections Campus
Ministry Group: Children, infant through 5th grade

Summary: Assurance United Methodist Church, a multisite church based in Huntersville, is looking for a Children’s Discipleship Coordinator for the Connections campus in West Charlotte near the Brookshire Blvd corridor. Anticipated time commitment would be 10 hours per week. This person would implement programming for children and would love God, children, and their families. Passion for multicultural ministry along with possessing a creative spirit to fully engage children in their education and faith formation is a must. Compensation commensurate with experience ($8,000 -$12,000).

Contact jobs@assuranceumc.org with a resume and cover letter expressing interest.   
 
Anticipated Time Commitments:
Hours Per Week: 10 hours per week with opportunity for growth
Monthly Meetings: Campus Council Meeting, Children’s Discipleship Team Meeting
Other: Participation in other essential meetings and all church events where children will be present
 
Responsibilities/Duties:
1.    Assist the Director of Children’s Discipleship in casting the vision for children’s ministry at Assurance.  
2.    Work with the pastoral staff, campus council, and the Director of Children’s Discipleship to develop and coordinate all children’s programming for the Assurance Connections Campus in concert with the church’s overall mission and vision.
3.    Participate in campus-wide meetings wherever and whenever decisions are made that may impact the ministry under your supervision.
4.    Use available tools and leverage relationships to recruit volunteer servants to support children’s ministry.
5.    Provide leadership and serve as shepherd to the children’s ministry team.
6.    Assist in organizing and or facilitating training sessions for children’s leaders/workers.
7.    Work with Safe Sanctuary Committee to facilitate campus safe sanctuary requirements.
8.    In cooperation with the budgeting process prepare and manage the children’s ministry budget.
9.    Develop and implement strategies to develop relationships with parents and guardians of the children in your care.
10.    Participate in training opportunities and continuing education.
11.    Responsible for coordinating the nursery and infant schedule.
12.    Manage campus communications between ministries that interact with children’s ministries.

Desired Experience and Skills:
1.    A minimum of 3-5 years of children’s ministry experience
2.    Experience developing and implementing children ministry programming
3.    Experience with creating attractive brochures / marketing collateral
4.    Preferred experience working with a multi-ethnic community
5.    A passion for the arts i.e, music / drama / art / painting etc.
6.    A passion for developing the gifts of others to further assist them in growing as leaders


Contact
Chris Westmoreland
jobs@assuranceumc.org
704-391-9567

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education, Missions
Youth Director (part time) First Presbyterian Church Smithfield NC
First Presbyterian Church - Smithfield, North Carolina
Part time
Smithfield, NC United States
http://www.fpcsmithfield.org

Position Description
Director of Youth Ministries
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Smithfield, North Carolina

May 2015

Purpose:  To coordinate a comprehensive youth program of spiritual formation and development while working in concert with volunteer youth leaders.

Part-Time:  15-20 hours per week with anticipated 3 days including Sunday on site.

Compensation:  $17.00-$ 20.00/hr. based on qualifications/experience

Designated Term Position:  August/Fall 2015 – Spring 2016*
Possibility to extend term pending funding.

Reports to:  Pastor/Head of Staff and Personnel Team

Applications and inquiries should be submitted by July 1, 2015 to:
Jimmy Hooks/Personnel Team
Jimmy.Hooks@duke-energy.com

Responsibilities:

A.    Relationships

  •    Initiate and provide time and space for relationship building with all youth, parents and leaders.
  •    Attend weekly worship (preferred)
  •    Encourage and reach out to youth and their families who are not members of FPC Smithfield.
  •   Maintain a connection with youth who head off to college or work


B.    Ministries

  •    Coordinate with youth leaders and participate in Youth Group, Mission Trips, Lock-Ins and Retreats, etc.
  •   Create the right balance of fun and innovative activities, spiritual nurture and mission/ service opportunities
  •    Provide training for youth leaders
  •    Encourage youth in the importance of worship
  •    Encourage and coordinate youth participation in worship through lay readers, participation in music in coordination with the Music Director
  •   Plan and Execute Youth Sundays in cooperation with the Music Director and Clergy

    
C.    Youth Leader/ Volunteer Team

  •   Have regularly scheduled, quality youth leader meetings for training, encouragement, reflection and planning
  •   Develop comprehensive yearly youth schedule of activities
  •   Delegate responsibilities for various spiritual lessons and events
  •  Recruit new youth leaders.


D.    Communication, Administration & Other Responsibilities

  •  Coordinator and communicator for all activities involving youth

            -Utilize social media/electronic communication to contact and                 connect with parents and youth regarding youth group and                 special events.
            - Weekly worship bulletin announcements, monthly articles,                 photos, calendar updates, etc. for church newsletter, e-news                 and youth newsletter.
            - Develop and keep current a youth oriented bulletin board

  • Produce general youth handouts, leader packets and other relevant printed materials for youth program
  • Carefully manage the income and expenses for all youth ministry budget line items
  • Organize and request youth information and release forms
  • Meet regularly with the Pastor/ Head of Staff to update and discuss youth ministry.

            -Attend staff bi-weekly meetings
            -Attend Session meetings when requested

E.    Skills & Experience Need:

  • A Christian faith that is filled with hope, curiosity and assurances.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers, parents, youth and fellow staff.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  •  Bachelors degree preferred  
  •  Creativity, imagination and flexibility
  •  Interpersonal skills with all age groups and theological perspectives

 


Contact
Jimmy Hooks
Jimmy.Hooks@duke-energy.com
919 934-0988 Church

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Rector, St. Mary's Episcopal Church
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Full time
Richmond, VA USA
www.stmarysgoochland.org

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, a large parish in Goochland County, Virginia, seeks an Assistant Rector who will focus on enriching and expanding St. Mary’s ministries to young adults (ages 25-45+), including those who are single, married, with children, and childless. The Assistant Rector will also work with the Director of Children & Youth Ministries and will assist the Rector and Associate Rector with other aspects of fellowship, liturgy, pastoral care, preaching, and outreach.
The Assistant should be ordained as a priest or a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church. He or she should be collaborative, creative, discerning, energetic, organized, and outgoing, both respectful of tradition and willing to embrace transition. He or she should be an excellent communicator, a skilled listener, and an engaging preacher and teacher. He or she should be grounded firmly in the worship and liturgy of the Episcopal Church and committed to his or her own spiritual practices and well-being.  
St. Mary’s, which began as a 19th century mission to local coal miners and farmers, straddles the suburban western metropolitan area of Richmond and rural Goochland County. Because of its location and history, St. Mary’s is uniquely situated to address the needs of both communities and has experienced significant growth and expansion over the past 25 years. St. Mary’s is now a healthy, program-sized parish with significant potential for further growth in size and commitment, yet  it seeks to nurture its identity as a friendly and welcoming parish that is rooted in its community and Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you would like to participate in the search for Assistant Rector, please send us your name, address, email address, and telephone number; a current resume and updated OTM profile; and a cover letter that briefly tells us about you and why you might be the right person to serve as Assistant Rector at St. Mary’s to Lori Smiley, Assistant to the Rector and Parish Secretary, at lsmiley@stmarysgoochland.org.
Find out more about us at www.stmarysgoochland.org and on www.facebook.com/St.MarysGoochland.


Contact
Louise (Weezie) Browner Blanchard
wblanchard@stmarysgoochland.org
804-784-5678

May 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
Sharon Baptist Church
Full time
Smithfield, NC USA
http://www.sharononline.org

Sharon Baptist Church is in search of a Senior Pastor to work in a collaborative church setting that values roles of both laity and staff  persons. The Pastor will be responsible for preaching, leading worship, and providing pastoral care and congregational support. Interested applicants should send a resume to Ron Whittington at rondo1@embarqmail.com.


Contact
Ron Whittington
rondo1@embarqmail.com
919-464-1117

May 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Morningside Presbyterian Church
Full time
Atlanta, Georgia USA
http://www.morningsidepc.org/

Director of Children’s Ministries

Morningside Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries to expand and further develop its children’s education and ministry programs.

Located in Atlanta near Piedmont Park, Morningside Presbyterian Church is a warm and welcoming congregation of approximately 500 members.  Morningside has deep roots in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition and active involvement and mission in the local community and beyond.  Over the past decade, the Morningside congregation has experienced exponential growth, particularly in its children and family demographic.  Morningside has more than 160 children today in its congregation.  Children and families are a vital part of our church, and Morningside has created this new role to further its commitment to this group.  The Morningside Presbyterian Preschool is a ministry of Morningside Presbyterian Church and has provided for the educational, physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs of children and families in the community since 2001.  For more information on Morningside Presbyterian Church, please see the website at http://www.morningsidepc.org/.

Morningside aspires to a dynamic Christian educational experience for its children.  The acronym NICE conveys that Morningside seeks a program that Nurtures, Inspires, Connects and Educates and more fully expressed below:

•    Nurture stands for caring, inclusion and compassion.
•    Inspire is about exciting leadership and programs that lift up our children, youth and families.
•    Connect speaks to offerings that sequence and connect across ages -- and connect with our families and the congregation.
•    Educate means helping children learn and grow in their Christian faith and as individuals.

The Role  
The new Director of Children’s Ministries will partner with parents in rearing their children in the Christian faith, while helping them reach spiritual milestones along the way.  This Director will focus on the needs of children from birth through fifth grade.  Reporting to Morningside’s Senior Pastor, the Director will work closely with the Associate Pastor, who oversees Youth and Adult Ministries, and other talented Morningside staff members and volunteers to nurture this growing children and family demographic.  Integrating the needs of children and their families into Morningside’s larger mission and priorities will be key.

Several key responsibilities include the following:

•    Educate children using a creative and engaging Sunday morning curriculum.  
•    Lead special event programming and other outreach activities for children and families.
•    Identify and retain talented teachers.
•    Provide training and resources for teachers, volunteers and others engaged in the children’s programs.
•    Coordinate with the Associate Pastor to smoothly transition children to the youth program.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate is a dynamic and creative leader who is theologically rooted and grounded in the Presbyterian reformed faith tradition.  This individual easily engages with both children and their parents. He/she is able to relate to the growing demands on today's families.  The Director will also bring an innovative and inspiring vision to children’s education and development and has a desire to see children grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

He/she will be able to select and implement curriculum and programs relevant to each age and stage of children’s development as well as social experiences that connect the children, families and congregation.  By harnessing the ideas and energies of parents, volunteers and others, the Director will deliver outstanding programs that generate high participation and enthusiasm.

This person is a great manager of people, schedules and programs, and is able to work well with volunteers, staff and people across the congregation.  It is critical that this person is an excellent team player and collaborator with a talented and dedicated senior staff as well as able to work effectively in a self-directed manner.  Strong communication skills will also be important as well as the ability to incorporate others’ ideas.  Experience working in a children’s ministry program or other related educational setting is strongly preferred.

Education/Credentials
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Christian education or other educational area.  A seminary degree or other relevant advanced degree is preferred.  Ordained/ordainable candidates will be favorably considered, but ordination is not a requirement for the position.

Applications and Nominations  
Applications and nominations should be directed to:  

Morningside Presbyterian Church
Director of Children’s Ministries Search Committee
directorsearch@morningsidepc.org


Contact
Kelly Garrison
kleegarrison@gmail.com
6782961096

May 18, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of D6 Children's Ministry
Munger Place Church
Full time
Dallas, TX USA
http://www.mungerplace.org/about-us/employment/job-opening-director-d6-family-ministry-munger-place-church/

Our Munger Place campus is growing, and we are expanding our staff!  This full-time position is responsible for working with the Director of Discipleship and volunteer team to define, implement and oversee Christian education for children from birth through fifth grade, including Sunday morning programs, Vacation Bible School and much more.  This position will also collaborate with other Munger staff on general Discipleship and churchwide programs and matters.
D6 attendance on Sunday mornings currently averages about 175 children, with approximately 67 adults in D6 volunteer service.

The Director of D6 Family Ministry is expected to maintain high Christian values and professional integrity in order to provide an example for the children and families of our community.  His/her job is also to encourage all children and families of the community to strive for the same standards.

Usual working hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 8 am - 1 pm, an evening small group, and meetings/events at various times.
Location:  Dallas, TX

Essential Responsibilities include:
Pastoral:  Influence and lead children and their families to Jesus Christ, being available to them in crisis situations and for concerns/questions, making pastoral care visits.
Leadership:  
• Supervising, evaluating, recruiting, coordinating, training and supporting the D6 Ministry volunteer teams.
• Selecting, supervising and directing paid, part-time nursery/childcare workers and art hour coordinator.
• Attending/helping lead adult leadership retreats and meetings.
• Participating in the research, design, and implementation of a ministry to the parents of children 0-18.
Administration
• Evaluating, planning, coordinating and overseeing all planning for regular ministries to children and their families, which includes D6 Sunday School, 4th and 5th grade ministry, childcare, Confirmation, family fight nights, parent classes/meetings, and any programming added to Children and Family Ministry.
• Updating D6 webpages.
• Helping plan and lead special children and/or family events (i.e. Back to School Sunday, 3rd Grade Bible Sunday, Christmas Eve Family Service, etc).
• Planning and executing summer Vacation Bible School.
Stewardship
• Consistently evaluating the effectiveness of D6 programs and events and reacting accordingly.
• Managing the D6 budget.
• Collaborating with D6 and family ministries at HPUMC.
Other
• Attending church staff meetings, professional development/continuing education events and other meetings/events as necessary.

WE REQUIRE a Christian (preferably United Methodist) committed to living a life that reflects the Gospel who is comfortable working in a United Methodist church and has the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field strongly preferred
Seminary or other formal religious education preferred
At least 3 years experience in church ministry as staff or lay leader
Supervisory experience required
Ability to build, lead and empower volunteer teams
Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum
Ability to implement a ministry vision
Proficient computer skills, using applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, Internet and social media.  Should also be comfortable updating website pages.
Excellent organization, communication (verbal and written) and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability
Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills, with sensitivity to church members and visitors
Familiarity with United Methodist doctrine; must be comfortable teaching it and representing the church
Understanding and enjoyment of children and families and guiding their spiritual development
Familiarity and comfort with special needs children and with diverse socioeconomic populations
Physical demands include sitting, standing, walking, seeing, hearing, lifting approx. 10 lbs.

We provide competitive pay and full benefit package, generous holiday schedule, and a fun, collaborative and supportive work environment!


Contact
Amanda Grubbs
grubbsa@mungerplace.org
214.523.2185

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