Job Opportunities

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

November 21, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part Time Choir Director/Minister of Music
New Creation United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham , NC US

New Creation United Methodist Church in Durham has an opening for a part-time Choir Director /Minister of Music. Applicants should have experience with directing a church choir as well as directing a wide variety of musical genres.  The minister of music will complete the following:
• Coordinate the musicians and oversee all of the music for all Sundays.
• Direct the large mass choir two Sunday’s per month.
• Direct the children’s choir one Sunday each month. 

The position is a salaried position and compensation is negotiable.  To view the full job description, please go to church website.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter and a current resume to the SPPRC via email. The deadline for submissions is Monday December 21, 2014.

Alice Williamson
(704) 650-8063

November 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister - Northeast Navigators
The Navigators
Full time
Boston, Massachusetts USA

The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow Christ who in turn will help others.  Having begun in 1933, the Navigators are currently in over 100 nations.  Navigators minister on college campuses, on military installations, among business & professionals, and among the urban poor.

The Northeast Collegiate Navigators seeks qualified candidates to join our regional staff team to reach students on secular campuses in New York and New England.

The Northeast hosts over 500 colleges and universities campuses.  Of the 1.8 million college students, it is estimated that less than 4% are committed followers of Jesus Christ. Countless opportunities abound for evangelism, discipleship and missions. Currently, the Northeast Navigators serve on 20 campuses and seek to expand their ministry reach.

Immediate openings at:

• University of Maine—Orono
• University of Vermont
• University of Massachusetts— Amherst
• Cornell University
• Dartmouth College
• Boston University
• New York University
• Yale University

Full-time, part-time, and bi-vocational positions are available commensurate with experience and willingness to raise financial support.

Mr. Craig Parker
(603) 359-1776

November 19, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Rivermont Baptist Church
Full time
Danville, Virginia USA

SBC/BGAV church seeks full time pastor located in small/rural town.  Congregation with an average of 100 active members.  We are seeking an individual enthusiastic for preaching God's Word.  Individual must be interested in church growth & have the ability to work with all ages.  Must support women in leadership ministry roles.  Qualifications must include but are not limited to:  ordained into gospel ministry, have college & seminary degree. have 6 years ministry experience.  Interested candidates may forward resume to RBC,122 Sunset Place, Danville, VA  24540 or via email.

Rivermont Baptist Church
(434) 793-4030

November 19, 2014
Missions, Other
Executive Secretary, Africa
General Board of Global Ministries
Full time
New York/Atlanta, NY/Georgia United States

Job Function:

Analyzes context for new mission opportunities and assist the Office of the Deputy & Associate General Secretaries in the development of policies and procedures pertaining to Africa.

Provides contextual guidance, insight and assistance to GBGM colleagues of other units and agencies working with mission and programs related to Africa. Exchange information on program(s) taking place in the region to enhance collaborative work and avoid overlapping.

Contributes to the strategic and operational planning of GBGM program in Africa including/during the setting of priorities and working methods, and in consultation with the Bishops of Africa and the Office of the Deputy General Secretary to facilitate the development of criteria guidelines. Work with the Bishop and the Advance in identifying projects, their implementation and monitoring.

Administer existing funds and other resources for programs, with emphasis on those considered as high priorities. Identifies potential funding sources for GBGM work in the region by establishing and maintaining contact with the appropriate sources/individuals Undertakes public education on African opportunities and challenges to facilitate the meeting of goals set and increase resources for mission.

Develops and implements, in collaboration with colleagues of other GBGM units and agencies, appropriate approaches to work in Africa, including training, provision of information, development of materials for specific aspects of work in the region.

Provides administrative support for interns, staff members and volunteers as needed.

Work in collaboration with Missionary Services in planning, recruitment and locating placement sites in their assigned regions.

​Major Accountabilities:

Advise the Office of the Deputy and Associate General Secretaries with regard to adequate policy development towards our African partner churches and communities with sensitivity to culture, economics, social and geo-politics.  Promote, develop, and sustain relationships both between GBGM and our partners in Africa, as well as between African partner churches, agencies and churches, agencies and organizations within the USA, Europe and any other part of the world.

Initiates, maintains and develops constant communication and information exchange, perform field visits, participate in conferences and forums offering opportunities of dialogue with UMC Episcopal Areas, Methodist connections, and Ecumenical partners to develop a strong network.


Advanced or college degree with years of international experience.
3-5 years of experience
International affairs and experience in developmental work such as planning, management, information, geography and culture.
Fluency in a Foreign Language, especially French, preferred.
Qualified applicants must have lived and worked in an African country and have been steeped in those countries in cultural context.
Applicants must have an understanding of NGO functions. The ideal candidate has done significant Mission work in Africa. However, we will consider candidates with experience in institutional NGO.
Though Methodist-affiliation is not required, qualified candidates must possess the ability to analyze and evaluate the context in which the Church is called to Christian ministry, develop and sustain collegial relationships and mission partnerships in the assigned region. The candidate should have some experience working in a Global, intercultural, and interfaith context.

​Learning Period: 12 months

Meghan O'Sullivan
(212) 870-3906

November 14, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
East Lake United Methodist Church
Full time
Palm Harbor, Florida United States

East Lake United Methodist Church, a Christ-centered congregation, worshipping 350 weekly in Palm Harbor, Florida, is looking for an energetic and creative full-time Director of Children’s Ministries.  Building on a current core group of about 40 active children, the position will be responsible for leading and expanding a program that inspires discipleship for children, commitment and trust with parents, and dedicated involvement for volunteers. The director will lead ELUMC’s efforts to create a nurturing and welcoming faith community where families can build relationships with other families; children may explore and develop a relationship with Christ, and participate fully in a Spirit-led, mission-oriented church. The children’s ministry program serves children from birth through fifth grade.
The successful candidate will have a college degree and 3 years experience, or significant experience in children’s ministry leadership, as well as a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition.  Resumes can be sent via email. All inquiries can be directed to Missy Carfield of Ministry Architects (941) 544-7648.

Missy Carfield
(727) 984-9250

November 12, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Associate Director for Children’s Ministries
Peachtree City UMC
Full time
Peachtree City , GA US

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, is seeking a dynamic, creative Associate Director for Children’s’ Ministries.  This is a full-time position.

The ideal candidate should possess:

•    A strong faith in Christ and a passion for ministry, with a lifestyle consistent with their Christian faith.
•    A Bachelor’s degree (or substantial progress toward a degree) from an accredited university in a Ministry field, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Development, or a related area.
•    Documented, referenced experience in a closely-related position, either as a paid staff or as a volunteer.  
•    Knowledge of and a commitment to upholding the theology and beliefs of the United Methodist Church.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will:

•    Have a passion for ministry with children and their parents, developing strong relationships with both.
•    Excel at recruiting, training, utilizing and recognizing volunteers.
•    Possess the ability to evaluate, adapt, and create quality curriculum.
•    Lead, and/or assist in worship, prayer, and teaching.
•    Function as a member of a larger staff and work collaboratively throughout the Church.
•    Efficiently manage resources (money, classroom space, volunteers).
•    Be familiar with the Church’s software platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
•    Be familiar with appropriate child protection and safety policies and procedures, and ensure, for both church events and outside groups, that all appropriate child safety policies are enforced.
•    Maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality.

Please send a cover letter and resume to by December 15th.

Robert Lyons

November 10, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister to Students
St. Matthews Baptist Church
Full time
Louisville, Kentucky United States

The Minister to Students is responsible for a full range of dynamic spiritual, social, emotional, and developmental programming that will enhance the Christian walk of students in Middle School, High School, and College. Qualifications include a Masters of Divinity or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, experience and knowledge of student ministry, and the ability to coordinate and work well with volunteers and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating weekly Sunday School and Bible Study programs, planning missions experience and retreats for students, family and student counseling, community outreach, planning special events, and maintaining fiscal responsibility in regards to the budget. The Minister to Students is also responsible for performing other assigned duties in conjunction with other staff members. If interested, please submit a resume and three professional references to Emily Thompson.

Emily Thompson

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.

Jane Smith

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.  

•    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.

Nancy Johnston Varden
(919) 270-8857

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

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:
•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.
•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.
•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; 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.

(919) 846-2212