Job Opportunities

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May 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Morningside Presbyterian Church
Full time
Atlanta, Georgia USA

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

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.

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

Kelly Garrison

May 18, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of D6 Children's Ministry
Munger Place Church
Full time
Dallas, TX USA

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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Consistently evaluating the effectiveness of D6 programs and events and reacting accordingly.
• Managing the D6 budget.
• Collaborating with D6 and family ministries at HPUMC.
• 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!

Amanda Grubbs

May 12, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Stewardship and Development
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Greensboro, NC USA

Director of Stewardship and Development
First Presbyterian Church, an historic and vibrant community of faith in downtown Greensboro, NC, is seeking a Director of Stewardship and Development (DS&D). Having recently completed a $15M capital campaign that has enabled a campus renovation, First Presbyterian Church and its 2,900 members are ready to build on this success. The Director of Stewardship and Development will be responsible for taking direction from the Session and Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and providing strategic vision and senior leadership to all stewardship and development efforts. This church leader will promote a culture of giving, serve as the catalyst of fundraising efforts at the Church, design the internal support infrastructure needed for sustainability, and coordinate the efforts of a talented group of staff and volunteers. The Director of Stewardship and Development will set the context for giving within the different functional areas of the church – education, spiritual discipline, ministry, communications, church social life – and will make giving and stewardship flow seamlessly throughout the Church. This is a senior leadership position, reporting to the Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor.
1. Manage the Annual, Capital, and Planned Giving efforts of the Church by creating and
implementing sustainable processes designed to enhance stewardship.
2. Cultivate the solicitation of unrestricted gifts to the Church and restricted gifts to
session-designated funds and endowment funds.
3. Develop fundraising initiatives with the ministers, FPC staff and Session that
incorporate development efforts in their respective areas of ministry and also support the
ministries of the Church.
4. Design a process to identify church members who are not engaged in the life of the
Church and to assist staff with engaging those members where appropriate.
5. Provide support to other related entities in their fundraising efforts (e.g. StepUp
Ministries, Early Childhood programs, etc.)
6. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor.
Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree;
2. Five or more years demonstrated experience in development, stewardship, or a related field;
3. Active participation in a Christian faith community;
4. Demonstrated capability and passion for leading staff, volunteers and projects.
Desired Skills and Traits
1. Passionate, motivated, and innovative leader
2. High comfort level discussing giving in the context of faith
3. High level of discretion and confidentiality
4. Self-motivated and ability to work collaboratively
5. Willingness, creativity, and ability to be strategic in setting goals and in focusing on short time tactical tasks while managing long term strategic projects
6. Ability to establish and sustain positive relationships with staff, church members, and community partners with varying social and theological perspectives
7. Exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple tasks; ability to prioritize projects and follow up on a timely basis
8. Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as outstanding written and verbal communication skills
First Presbyterian offers competitive salary and benefits packages.
First Presbyterian’s policy excludes members of the congregation from being employed by the Church.
Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. For best consideration, cover letter and resume should be submitted by June 30, 2015.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to


May 12, 2015 Youth Minister
Culver Academies
Full time, Part time
, Indiana USA

Culver Academies, a private secondary boarding school located in north central Indiana, is in the process of finding strong candidates for its Protestant Youth Minister position, which was established in 2010. Culver is a diverse school with students hailing from 41 states and 28 countries, and they bring their faith traditions with them. The Spiritual Life department mission is to support Culver’s mission by providing a variety of integrated programs, traditional religious services, and contemplative practices to help students develop their spirit, define their values, and demonstrate their character in relationship with the global community.

The Protestant Youth Minister’s main areas of focus are to:

*Lead the network of programs designed to minister to students, which includes Protestant Youth Group, Leadership training, Bible Study, Praise Band and Spring Break Mission trip.*

*Oversee the team of people involved as partners in ministry, which includes adults involved as youth group volunteers and/or community group leaders, and student representatives from each class that make up the C.P.Y.G. Council.

*Provide pastoral care for students entrusted in his/her care, with an emphasis on the ability to listen to, understand, empathize with, and give sound advice to students within a counseling context.

*Build support for ministry within the wider Academies’ community through thoughtful and effective outreach methods, programs and events.

The Protestant Youth Minister will also be expected to immerse him/herself in the boarding school experience, which encompasses academics, residential life and athletics.

Kathy Lintner

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister with Students
Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Full time
Raleigh, NC USA


Effective Date:    May 2015

Reports to:         Pastor

Directly Supervises:    Student Ministry Intern, when applicable

Status:        Full Time

FLSA:            Exempt

I. Job Summary
The Minister with Students supports the ministry and mission of the church by guiding the process of visioning, planning, organizing and conducting a comprehensive ministry with middle school, high school and college students as well as their families.  This role has a focus of enhancing the spiritual and social development of the church’s youth through worship, teaching and fellowship.  The Minister with Students provides an example of how to live a Christ-centered life, and prepares students for integrating the truths of the scriptures with their everyday lives.  This role also assists the Pastor and staff team in ministering to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation and community.

II. Essential Functions
1.    Develop programs and special activities with students (6th - 12th grades, and college students) which constitute quality Christian education and developmental opportunities that interface with the overall ministry and mission of the church.  Do this in a safe and secure environment in accordance with guidelines for working with students established by the church.
2.    Work both individually and in collaboration with the Nominating Committee in the enlistment of individuals from the larger church congregation to serve as ongoing Student Ministry program leaders, and to fulfill other needed volunteer roles, with a view towards fostering a spirit of adoption of the students into the larger church congregation and also towards effectively and efficiently administering Student Ministry programs and events. Develop training programs and/or activities for leaders and volunteers so that expectations and requirements are made clear and adequately communicated.
3.    Work both individually and in collaboration with the Nominating Committee in the enlistment of individuals to serve on the Student Ministry and College Ministry Councils.  Guide these Councils in the process of visioning planning/calendaring, budgeting, and evaluating their overall ministries.
4.    Develop an annual calendar of Student Ministry meetings, activities and events in advance of each traditional year school year to be communicated with student leaders, parents and staff so that the overall program plans are included in the church calendar.
5.    Design and implement an ongoing timely and effective multilevel system of communicating with student leaders, parents and staff.
6.    Encourage student participation in all facets of Student Ministry, including Sunday School, Sunday evening activities, Wednesday evening activities, and youth and student music programs at HBBC.
7.    Establish a transition plan for 5th grade students and parents into the Student Ministry program with a view towards explaining expectations associated with Student Ministry participation, available Student Ministry activities and events, and easing the integration of new Student Ministry participants into the current body.
8.    Be responsible that all facets of the ministry remain within the Student Ministry budget.  If more funds are needed and the activity is approved by the Pastor, design and implement alternative means of funding within church guidelines.
9.    Serve as a pastor to students and their families, attempting to understand their interests, concerns and needs. Endeavor to support students in their activities outside of church, for example, by attending athletic games, concerts, and plays.
10.    Perform outreach visitation, hospital visitation and counseling with students and parents.  Always maintain confidentiality where requested or warranted. Assist in hospital visitation and pastoral care to the larger congregation.
11.    Effectively communicate the availability and occurrence of Student Ministry programs and activities to the larger congregation and visitors to HBBC.
12.    Develop a program to minister to the college students of HBBC and the larger community.
13.    Be a minister to the whole church, and fellow staff members.
14.    Cooperate fully with the ministerial and support staff to the end that unity, loyalty, cohesiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency are realized through teamwork.
15.    Accept other duties as assigned by the Pastor.

III. Other Responsibilities
1.    Liaison to committees, councils, ministry boards as assigned
2.    Serve as a key leader for a special project as assigned
3.    Serve as a key leader for a special annual event as assigned
4.    Participate in performance management process

IV. Minimum Qualifications
1.    Bachelor’s Degree -- Required
2.    Graduate degree from accredited seminary/divinity school -- Preferred.
3.    Previous ministry experience in a Baptist church of like faith and order -- Preferred
4.    Able to preach/teach effectively in a worship setting

V. Physical Requirements
1.    Able to speak and hear clearly
2.    Able to see and observe behaviors of minors

VI. Core Competencies
1.    Mission Ownership: Understands, supports and demonstrates the congregation’s mission, values, and beliefs and regularly behaves in a manner consistent with them.
2.    Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles; uses Social Media appropriately, responsibly, and in a manner that has been communicated to parents.
3.    Evangelism/Spiritual Formation: Able to communicate the essential truth of the Gospel in age appropriate ways for students and families. Assists parents in knowing how to share the Gospel with their students. Invites students and their families to a lifestyle of discipleship as a journey or process. Uses a variety of spiritual practices to deepen and develop a mature faith in Christ.
4.    Teaching: Designs effective lesson plans and facilitates learning experiences in both small and large group settings; selects teaching topics that are age appropriate, relevant, and contribute to a deeper understanding of Scripture, theology and spiritual practice; uses a variety of teaching topics to maintain interest and build connection.
5.    Leadership Development: Consistently works toward building an effective team to carry out the work of ministry. Encourages others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the church, especially the Student Ministry. Identifies, recruits and trains new leaders. Thinks strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders and works to build the leadership base.

Scott Bowers

May 12, 2015
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA

St. Paul UMC in Durham is looking for a pianist for Wednesday Choir practice and Sunday morning church service. Please email if you would like to learn more.

Cindy Crabtree

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry, Other
Contemporary Worship/Music Leader
Christ United Methodist Church
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Contemporary Worship/Music Leader needed for large, active church in Southern Village, south of Chapel Hill. Primary responsibility is to lead music for two weekly contemporary worship services, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., plus other special services throughout the year.

Qualifications: Education and/or experience in leading worship. Ability to play piano and/or guitar, and lead singing. Ability to gather and lead volunteer musicians.
1. Select music for worship – pre-worship gathering music, offering music, special music (e.g. Communion, Reflection), congregational hymns/songs, post-worship music.
2. Choose songs with an emphasis on theme each Sunday, in collaboration with the preacher.
3. Recruit and equip volunteers for the bands, and maintain regular communication with musicians.
4. Lead weekly rehearsals with bands.
5. Set-up prior to worship on Sundays.
6. Participate in worship planning with other staff and visioning teams.
6. Coordinate with sound and video volunteers for 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. services.
6. Coordinate substitute coverage when needed.
7. Find and learn new songs.
8. Pray for the band.

This position is 20 hours per week, including Sunday rehearsals and worship services, and weekday evening rehearsals. If you are interested in this position please send your resume to Thank you!

Katherine Kubel

May 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
University Baptist Church
Full time
Baltimore, MD US

The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative, and servant leadership to the congregation of University Baptist Church so the congregation might fulfill its mission as a light of Christ in the City of Baltimore.  The Senior Pastor relates to and connects with multiple generations and a diverse congregation within an urban environment.  In addition, the pastor represents the congregation in denominational or community organizations and activities to learn new ways that the church can support and engage with the surrounding area.  Recognizing the importance of spiritual health and one’s personal relationship with God, the Senior Pastor takes time for regular prayer, Bible study, rest, and recreation.  Lastly, the Senior Pastor extends God’s grace to others and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, and humble.

Applications (Resume and Cover Letter) must be submitted both via email to AND via mail to University Baptist Church 3501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Stephanie Hulman

May 07, 2015
Executive Director, CrossRoads Ministry, Louisville, KY
CrossRoads Ministry
Full time
Louisville, KY United States

CrossRoads Ministry is a social justice retreat center located in Louisville, KY.  Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and in the message of gospel justice, CrossRoads offers retreatants the opportunity to be transformed through forming relationships with marginalized people in Louisville.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CrossRoads' operations, including development and fundraising, finances, coordination of retreats, management of staff, interns & volunteers, occasional retreat facilitation, and active participation at St. William Catholic Church, of which CrossRoads is an outreach ministry.

Dawn Dones

May 07, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Communications & Community Events Coordinator/Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator
Blackburn House
Full time
Todd, North Carolina USA

Position Title: Communications & Community Events Coordinator/Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator

Effective Date: We seek to fill this resident staff position by June 15, 2015 with an effective start date of July 1, 2015.


The Blackburn House is a ministry program of the Blackburns’ Chapel campus of Boone United Methodist Church. The program focuses on intentional community, church revitalization, leadership & community development. Resident staff of Blackburn House commit to live in intentional community together in the church’s parsonage and demonstrate their leadership in the church and community. Through commitment to prayer, friendship, and service in Todd, NC resident staff practice hospitality and reconciliation in ways that are both ordinary and spectacular. Blackburn House offers a unique opportunity for resident staff to demonstrate and develop their leadership, grow in their sense of vocation, deepen their prayer lives, spirituality and relationship with Jesus, within the context of the church and in connection to the wider community.

Blackburn House resident staff positions are dual in nature, community-focused and church-focused. Blackburn House is currently recruiting for Communications & Community Events Coordinator/Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator:

Coordinator of Communications and Community Events
Position Summary: The Communications and Community Events Coordinator is responsible for regular communications between the Blackburn House and the community of Todd. This position is responsible for planning creative and strategic social events to bring neighbors together and help folks feel and stay connected in the Todd community, with an eye for addressing social issues (poverty, hunger, division, etc.). This position is also responsible for the Blackburn House newsletter, blog and social media outlets, and all forms of advertising and communications in order to extend BBH’s and Blackburns’ Chapel’s reach and increase supporters.

Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator
Position Summary: Responsible for developing and leading formation ministries to children and youth. This includes mid-week children and youth programs and bible-studies, special Holiday events, summer educational programs (VBS, etc.), missions opportunities, and Sunday morning ministries (Youth Sunday School, Children’s Church, etc.). This position also oversees fundraising activities, volunteer recruitment and finances; communicates regularly with children, youth, parents and entire congregation; follows the Church’s Safe Sanctuary Policy; collaborates with the pastor, resident staff, parents and laity to involve children and youth in Church life.

The Blackburn House program is funded by a generous grant from The Duke Endowment, from which resident staff positions are paid and housing provided.


Applicants should possess the following –

Strong work history, highly committed, networker and connector/bridge-builder, cross-cultural awareness, flexibility, planner, patience, relatable, team player, self-starter, creativity, budgeting, ability to supervise, passion for spiritual formation of children and youth

We desire diversity and strongly welcome people who consider themselves minorities. Applicants should be 21 or older and have a strong desire for a lifestyle of simplicity and to grow in Christ both personally and through living in intentional community.


Experience in OR gifts/passions for missions/service and event planning.

Experience in OR gifts/passions for networking, marketing and advertising, website design, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Experience in OR gifts/passions for children and youth ministry.

Brandon Wrencher