Job Opportunities

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

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister/Director of Youth Ministry
Dewitt Community Church
Full time
Dewitt, NY United States
http://dewittchurch.org

Dewitt Community Church is looking for a full-time Minister/Director of Youth Ministries to work with

current staff in providing outstanding ministry to a growing congregation in beautiful Central New York.

● have passion for youth ministry, developing relationships with youth and their families, and

accompanying youth on their journey of faith

● have a strong and growing personal faith, basic biblical knowledge, and theology consistent with Dewitt Community Church
● possess strong leadership and leadership development skills
● be consistently energetic and enthusiastic about youth ministry
● be open and welcoming to youth and their families
● work well independently and on a team
● possess strong communication skills (written, oral, social media, etc.)
● be adaptable, flexible, and creative
● possess outstanding interpersonal skills, with ability to recruit, equip, and organize others
● have a genuine interest in students’ lives and willingness to get involved in the community
● demonstrate basic knowledge of youth development
● planning and leadership of regular youth ministry activities, including but not limited to: youth programs, summer activities, annual mission trips, local mission opportunities, retreats,fundraisers, youth worship, youth Sunday school and Sunday worship services
● incorporate students into all areas of church life (as appropriate), advocating for youth in all levels of church leadership
● develop and lead leadership teams of youth, parents, and volunteers
● keep track of students’ needs and provide both proactive care as appropriate
● help students develop relationships with God, each other, and adults in the congregation
● plan and lead confirmation
● adhere to and promote the church’s child protection policy

If this sounds like the job for you, please send cover letter and resume to dhallmarathon@gmail.com.


Contact
Dot Hall
dhallmarathon@gmail.com

June 26, 2015
Other
Senior Director of Education and Leadership
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Full time
Chicago, Illinois USA
http://www.gcsrw.org

please see http://www.gcsrw.org/Portals/4/PDFs/SDEL.pdf for detail description


Contact
Elaine Moy
emoy@gcsrw.org
3123464900

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Fellowship Coordinator
Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Personal Qualifications:
    Strong faith in Jesus Christ, filled with joy, hope, and curiosity
    Bachelor’s degree (or at least working toward a college degree)
    Experience in working with youth (and great desire to do so!)
    Strong communication and organizational skills

Hours:
    Flexible schedule to average 15 hours per week (mid-August thru mid-June)

Compensation:  
    $10,000-$12,000 based on qualifications/experience
    
Accountability:
    Pastor through the Christian Education Committee

Responsibilities:

A. Ministry to Youth:
 Coordinate Youth Fellowship activities for 6th-12th grades, creating the right balance
     of spiritual nurture, service opportunities, and fellowship/recreation.
 Make contact with youth outside of church activities (call inactive or visiting youth,  call/visit those who are sick or experiencing crisis, etc.)
 Supervise and support adults helping with youth activities.
 Offer leadership in youth Sunday School as needed.
 Strive to keep youth engaged in denominational activities, retreats & conferences.
 Plan and coordinate at least one weekend retreat for youth of WBPC.
 Coordinate and plan mission projects/trips and others events which strengthen and  
     promote the mission of the church and service to Christ.
 Strive to nurture leadership skills in the youth; in particular, implement and oversee a Youth Council that meets regularly for reflection and planning.
Plan (with youth) and execute Youth Sunday in the spring, in coordination with the music directors and pastors. Encourage youth presence and participation in worship throughout the year.

B.  Administrative:
1.  Utilize social media/electronic communication to contact and connect with youth AND
     parents on a weekly basis regarding youth activities.
2.  Compose regular announcements for weekly bulletins, weekly congregational
     emails, and monthly newsletter
3.  Manage the income and expenses for all youth ministry budget line items.

C.  General:
Attend worship as often as possible.
Attend Christian Education Committee meetings as needed.

*If interested, please contact Betty Connette:  betty@wbpresbyterian.org


Contact
Rev. Betty Connette
betty@wbpresbyterian.org
919-851-4713

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Ministry Assistant
Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church
Full time
Lawrenceburg, KY USA
http://www.lawrenceburgumc.org/

Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church (www.lawrenceburgumc.org) 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 karenstigall@me.com.


Contact
Karen Stigall
karenstigall@me.com
(502) 839-3971

June 19, 2015
Education
Director of Christian Education/ Director of Family & Children Ministry
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Dunn, NC USA
http:/www.fpcdunn.com

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.


Contact
Dr. Duane Hix
dhixpastor@gmail.com
910-892-4121 or 919-819-7198

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church
Part time
Atlanta, GA United States
http://www.haygoodumc.org

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.


Contact
Lynette Slovensky
lslovensky@earthlink.net

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Rector
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
wspaid@edwm.org


Contact
The Reverend Canon William J. Spaid
wspaid@edwm.org
269 381-2710, ext 11

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Student Ministries
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
Full time
Mobile, Alabama United States of America
http://www.dauphinwayumc.org

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 rwilson@dauphinwayumc.org.


Contact
Robin Wilson
rwilson@dauphinwayumc.org
251-471-1511

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Kirkwood Baptist Church
Full time
Kirkwood, MO USA
http://www.kirkwoodbaptist.org

The person who fills this position will possess strong preaching skills, be involved in moderate Baptist life, be committed to Baptist distinctives, and have the desire and ability to lead the congregation spiritually and administratively. Interested candidates must send a resume to: Pastor Search Committee, Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 N. Woodlawn Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122, or to pastorsearch@kirkwoodbaptist.org.


Contact
Von Hulin
pastorsearch@kirkwoodbaptist.org
314-965-2349

June 19, 2015
Other
Senior Pastor
St. Paul Baptist Church of Baltimore City, Inc.
Full time
baltimore, MD U.S.

The Saint Paul Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach His Word.   Our  next pastor must be responsible for the biblical and spiritual obligations  as outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 and also be a man  after God’s own heart
(I Samuel 13:14).  The candidate has to be a born again baptized believer in Jesus Christ and have the ability to fulfill the spiritual needs of the congregation through visitations, prayer, conducting weddings and funerals and administering the Ordinances of the Church.  We are seeking a visionary with strong leadership skills who preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaches sound Baptist Doctrine, engages in pastoral care, directs Christian growth and development and promotes missions and the Great Commission for increasing the Kingdom of God.  

The Saint Paul Baptist Church, Inc. has been in existence for one hundred four years.  The active membership is approximately two hundred and there are eighteen ministries.  Our church is committed to fulfill the church mission: the enhancement and advancement of the Kingdom of God.  It seeks to attain this through Worship, the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, consistent Christian living by its members, evangelism, missionary endeavors, teaching of sound Baptist Doctrine and Christian Education.


Contact
Armstead Crawley Jones
saintpaulbaptistbaltimore@gmail.com
443-838-3357

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