Job Opportunities

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

May 19, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Trinity United Methodist
Full time
Blythewood, South Carolina United States

Trinity UMC, a growing and active congregation of 1,000 members in the northeast area of Columbia, SC, seeks a full time Director of Youth Ministry.  Responsibilities include planning and coordinating a comprehensive program, including discipleship, Sunday school, Confirmation, small groups, service, missions, and retreats, for youth grades 6th-12th.  The program has active and supportive volunteers, a brand new Youth Building, an active youth worship band, and committed teenagers who seek to know and love God, self and others. A commitment to Christ and His church and spiritual leadership is needed.  A degree in youth ministry, discipleship/Christian formation, or a related area is preferred.  Skills needed include vision, creative teaching abilities, biblical knowledge, spiritual leadership, relational skills with youth and adult volunteers, administration/organization.

Rev. Cathy Jamieson-Ogg
(803) 786-1637

May 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Graham, NC USA

First United Methodist Church in Graham is willing to invest in youth ministry.  Because of that we have recently gone through a youth ministry reorganization that has energized our students, parents, and volunteers about the future of our youth ministry. We are looking for a part-time youth director that works well with youth, parents, and volunteers to create a welcoming environment where youth can grow in their relationship with God, each other and in service to their neighbors.  FUMCG is a growing church with two worship services (9AM &11AM) and thriving children, youth and adult ministries.  
A detailed ministry description can be found on the church website. Resumes should be sentvia email.  Please include at least 3 references and a cover letter (digital submissions preferred). Mailed submissions can be sent to First United Methodist Church, 303 N. Main St., Graham, NC 27253 c/o “Youth Search Team.”

Amy Ingram Royal

May 13, 2014
Director of Youth Ministries
Grace United Methodist Church
Part time
Greensboro, NC U.S.

Status:  Part time, 25 hours weekly with plans to be full-time as the job develops

Salary:  To be determined based on experience, $25,000.00 yearly minimum salary

Start Date:  July 1st, 2014

General purpose of position:  To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach all while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:  The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports to the Senior Pastor in cooperation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).  The SPRC will provide an annual evaluation of the DYM’s performance.  The DYM will be responsible and subject to United Methodist Policy and doctrine, informed by the United Methodist Guidelines for Youth Ministry, local church policy as determined by the Charge Conference, Senior Pastor, and SPRC.  Attendance at the following meetings is expected:  Weekly staff meetings, Council on Ministries, Church Council, and Youth Council.

Primary Task:  This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
•    Love youth in the state they are
•    Encourage youth in developing their relationship to God
•    Provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
•    Challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world

1.     Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the church and community
2.    Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach
3.    Support and guide the work of the Youth Council or equivalent body in an annual process of evaluating the visions and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions
4.    Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills
5.    Be aware and utilize resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities
6.    Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios
7.    Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries
8.    Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (Grades 6-12) and recruit teachers in partnership with other church teams
9.    Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor(s) and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom
10.    Work in partnership with the Evangelism Committee to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan
11.    Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget
12.    Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulleting, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.).  Ensure communication with the church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation
13.    Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
14.    Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality
15.    Ensure that the Safe Sanctuary Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings

Qualifications and Aptitudes:
1.     Must embrace Christian discipline and the United Methodist doctrine and theology
2.    A bachelor’s degree in a related field
3.    Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage, and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church
4.    Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills
5.    Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers

Please submit a resume to Whitney Gregory via email.
If you have any questions please contact Whitney via phone or email.

Whitney Gregory
(540) 271-4023

May 12, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Normal, Illinois United States

The First United Methodist Church of Normal is located in the heart of the Illinois State University campus. FUMC is a large, active church with close ties to the campus community as well as the community of Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding areas. FUMC is currently seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating ministry and fellowship programs for youth in grades 6 through 12. The Director of Youth Ministries collaborates with other program and educational staff and volunteers to provide a variety of programs to meet the needs of the church youth. Successful candidates will possess a college degree and have prior experience in youth ministry. A full job description is available upon request. Applicants should send a letter of interest, copy of their resume and a list of references to Rev. Dr. Don Jackson, First United Methodist Church, 211 N. School St., Normal, IL 61761.

Sara Halihan
(309) 452-2096

May 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part Time Youth Director
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Graham, NC USA

First United Methodist Church in Graham is willing to invest in youth ministry. Because of that we have recently gone through a youth ministry reorganization that has energized our students, parents, and volunteers about the future of our youth ministry. We are looking for a part-time youth director that works well with youth, parents, and volunteers to create a welcoming environment where youth can grow in their relationship with God, each other and in service to their neighbors. FUMCG is a growing church with two worship services (9AM & 11AM) and thriving children, youth and adult ministries.

Kim Fulkerson
(336) 226-4343

May 05, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Shandon United Methodist Church
Full time
Columbia, South Carolina USA

Passion/calling for youth ministry is critical. Full-time with benefits. Bachelor's degree, Youth Certification/Christian Education, and 3-5 years relevant experience preferred. Large urban church with an established multidimensional youth ministry (Bible studies, UMYF, mission projects, day camp, Sunday school, trips/retreats, etc.). Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume or mail to Shandon United Methodist Church SPRC, 3407 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205.

Anne Cox

May 05, 2014
Church, Ministry
Full Time Pastor
Southern Bapitst
Full time
Hobbsville, NC United States

Sandy Cross Baptist Church in Hobbsville, NC is located in a rural community and is seeking a full time pastor.  The church is a member of the Chowan Baptist Association and has an average attendance of 80-100 for Sunday school and worship services. The church has a very active missions program that involves ages 3 and up.  The youth program is strong and would like to continue its growth.  Both men and women serve in leadership roles throughout the church.  Attributes our church values in a pastor are a warm, open personality, a good communicator and listener and a shepherd of our congregation. The pastor should be able to communicate their faith and message in an engaging, motivational and concise manner while following a traditional service format. We desire a seminary-trained pastor who will reside in the church parsonage that is located on the church property.  Please send letters of interest and resumes to Jennifer Dail 228 Joppa Rd., Belvidere, NC 27919 or via email.

Jennifer Dail

April 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
General Intern
Part time
San Francisco, CA USA

Eucharist is an Anglican church plant in downtown San Francisco looking to bring on qualified interns to join our ministry team. The internship is intended for those who want to grow in their faith, experience church-based ministry in an urban context and offer their gifts as a part of a church staff alongside others doing so. Interns can participate in this program part-time or full-time. Minimum length of commitment for an internship is 12 weeks. Ideal length is 9-12 months. If internship is part-time, the intern is expected to invest a minimum of 10 hours weekly into this program.

Core Qualities:
•     Self-Directed / Leadership-oriented – Needs to be self-motivated. Must possess a strong sense of internal drive, due to the unstructured nature of ministry / church planting.
•     Communicator – Must be capable of listening as well as expressing his / herself to others.
•     Passionate – Must exhibit a deep commitment and desire to love and serve Jesus and be willing to sacrifice for this commitment
Desirable Skills / Experience:
•     Small Group Facilitation
•     Administration, Leadership
•     Graphic Design, Artistic skills / eye
•     Musical Gifts
•     Hospitality, Cross-cultural experience
•     Teaching
•     Worked with Youth or Children
•     Community Service Volunteer work

Suggested Job Description (to be determined based on candidates strengths and interests):
A) 60% of time developing any number of various ministries of Eucharist (to be determined through conversation with the Lead Pastor
B) 20% of time in direct Missional engagement with the non-believing community
C) 20% of time in structured discipleship mentoring process

Other Requirements / Factors:
Education – Some college education
Experience – Volunteer experience with a church preferred
Character / Spiritual Maturity – This individual must be a baptized and committed Christian and have a hunger for continual spiritual growth.
Theological Resonance – Applicant should be comfortable with our statement of faith and have some understanding of our three guiding influences (Evangelical, Charismatic and Sacramental) and what they mean.
Team / Personality Chemistry – This individual must fit in with the team (sense of humor, flexibility, etc.)

Funding / Expectations:
Eucharist is not able to pay interns. The interns are responsible for raising all living costs. The intern applicant should be aware that this is one of the most expensive cities in the US to live in. Eucharist is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which means it is possible for the intern to do all of his / her fundraising through our organization with no administration fee. We will provide tax-deductible receipts to all donors and handle the appropriate paperwork.

What Eucharist Offers: We will cover the cost of one continuing education conference, provide a structured and consistent mentoring / discipleship process and encourage and support the intern as he / she explores his / her ministry gifts and abilities in a variety of settings. This is a unique chance to experience church planting from the inside in one of the most creative and fascinating urban environments in the world.

Contact: Email for information on how you can apply for this internship. Our internship program has an open enrollment. Actual timing of the internship depends on the applicant in conversation with the Lead Pastor.

Ryan Jones

April 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Pastoral Intern
Part time
San Francisco, CA USA

Eucharist is currently looking to bring on a qualified pastoral intern. We believe that perhaps the best way to develop and grow as a pastor is to be given a supportive opportunity to try out gifts and experience first-hand the joys and challenges of ministry. Eucharist is in a position to offer unique ministry opportunities along with nurture and support.

Value: Why might you want to do a pastoral internship at Eucharist?

• Unique Identity | Location: We are an urban Anglican church plant in San Francisco. What a valuable learning experience to be part of creating something in one of the most exciting and challenging mission fields of the West!

• Creative Tensions: We are young, vibrant, creative AND rooted, historic, orthodox. We are evangelical, charismatic AND sacramental (hard to find these all together in one setting).

• Hands: Opportunity for a lot of hands-on ministry experience that you might not find in a better established setting.

• Mind: We value the life of the mind… no dumbed down Christianity here!

• Heart: We are passionate about spiritual formation that is rooted in the tried and true models of the past 2,000 years while also seeking to be in touch with the best contemporary thinking and practice.

Who:     Qualified applicants are those called to offer ministry via an ordained office (Deacon or Priest). Applicants will need to be 1) already in the Anglican ordination track and / or 2) have completed or be currently enrolled in a Theology Master’s program (MDiv preferred) and desire to work within an Anglican ministry setting as clergy. Exceptions may be made for someone who has extensive pastoral experience or who otherwise demonstrates they are qualified.

How:     In conversation with the Lead Pastor, the pastoral intern will develop a job description that suits the congregation’s needs and fits the pastoral intern’s gifts / calling / experience. The pastoral intern will have appropriate responsibility in an area of ministry (i.e. evangelism, small groups ministry, youth, pastoral care, etc.) and operate as a part of the staff of Eucharist. He / She will report directly to the Lead Pastor.

Duration: The pastoral internship is intended to officially last 12 months but may also be renewed for additional time in        conversation with the Lead Pastor.

Time:     The pastoral intern will be expected to invest a minimum of 20 hours a week into ministry. The precise amount and focus of time will be explored in conversation with the Lead Pastor.

Salary:     No compensation is able to be offered. However, the Intern may qualify to fundraise through Eucharist (as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) in order to raise a stipend for this position should this be desired. Additionally, the pastoral intern would be welcome to take on part-time work outside the church in order to support himself/herself.

Desirable: We are looking for candidates who are passionate about serving Christ, committed to discipleship, called and gifted for pastoral ministry, able to handle the challenges of urban life and who have chemistry with our staff.

Information: For general information about us, visit our website. To find out how you can apply for this role, please email to address listed below.

Ryan Jones

April 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham, North Carolina USA

Minister of Children - Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, located in  downtown Durham, NC, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Minister of Children.  The position is part-time, exempt, 20-25 hours per week.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references, and statement of interest to For a full job description, visit church website.