Job Opportunities

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

September 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Music Minister
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

We are searching for a ministry team member who's primary focus will be on strengthening our Music Ministry.  

The position requirements and job description will vary to some degree based on the candidate who is called.  

Our goal is to seek to know the minister first as opposed to providing a job description and forcing all ministers into a predetermined formula.  

With that said we acknowledge that there are focus areas for each team member on our ministry staff.

For this particular position those for areas are Traditional Worship, Adult Choir, and additional musical elements according to the minister called.
A more detailed description of relevant duties, expectations, and requirements exists and is provided to candidates in advance of interviews.

Beyond those focus ministries this minister's personal gifts and passions will play a big part in influencing the formation of a more detailed role.  We want to hear from you, to learn your story, your passion, your strengths and weaknesses, so that we can create an environment that is conducive to your success and growth as a minister.

We hope to affirm your ministry gifts/interests/passions …whether that be a chance for you to create community, give leadership to small groups, plan events, design spiritual retreats, work with children, form partnerships with other churches, etc.

Mount Carmel acknowledges that each minister is unique and we believe that growth and formation of the church is greatly impacted by ministers that are excited, inspired, and encouraged.

Barrett Freeman

September 23, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Education, Health & Medical, Ministry, Non-Church, Other
International Service Worker
Mennonite Central Committee
Full time
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States

Serving and Learning Together (SALT) is a unique year-long cross-cultural immersion experience for Christian young adults from the United States and Canada, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Service assignments run from August Orientation to July Re-Entry in the following year and include, but are not limited to: teaching a variety of subjects including language, science, math and/or computers; conducting a youth orchestra & choir; working with deaf-blind children; sustainable agriculture projects, peace building and human rights, health and nutrition, social work, type-editing, handicraft marketing, and more. Over 30 country locations throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Job Qualifications: Participants must be single, 18 to 30 years old, U.S. or Canadian citizens, actively participating in the life of a Christian church, and committed to non-violent peacemaking. Participants are expected to fund-raise a defined minimum contribution. Benefits while on assignment include student loan assistance and full medical coverage.

Compensation Type: Monthly

Compensation Amount: All living& travel expenses (except passport, visa, and vaccinations) are covered; full medical coverage; student loan repayment assistance; plus a monthly stipend.

Approximate Hours Per Week: 30-40 hr work week + involvement in daily life of community & MCC team in-country.

Job Duration: 11 months (August to July)

Desired Start: August 10th, 2016

Lizzie Barrick

September 11, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Justice Ministry Organizer
The Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Center
Full time
Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and St. Petersburg, FL., Florida USA

DART is hiring full-time justice ministry organizers for positions beginning January 11, 2016.  Positions are available in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and St. Petersburg, FL.

In order to build power for justice in their local communities, the organizers will:

-Build relationships of trust among clergy and lay leaders from diverse backgrounds, and deepen their participation in the work of their congregation’s justice ministry and the organization

-Train clergy and lay leaders in basic organizing skills, engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals to build their justice ministry

-Engage leaders in the research of viable solutions to community problems and ensure implementation by appropriate decision makers

-Build turnout for public meetings where 1,000+ people from assigned congregations are organized to demonstrate support for the identified solutions to community problems

-Build financial sustainability by ensuring timely dues collection among member congregations, and annually coordinating a major 6-8 week investment drive

-Assist in the annual recruitment of at least two new congregations

Training is provided through the DART Organizers Institute, the intensive five month field orientation for new DART organizers. This includes an initial on-site orientation followed by field training and a weekly reading/discussion curriculum covering basic organizing principles. Initial skill development focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on personal motivations, managing time effectively, running great meetings, building grassroots networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue selection. Vocational development continues through annual training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.

Starting salary is $34,000/year plus health benefits, with regular cost-of-living increases and performance-based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Retirement benefits begin after a prescribed period (usually one full year of employment).

Community organizing positions within the DART Network are competitive. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualities we look for include:

-Core passion for justice and equality
-Excellent relationship-building skills
-Exceptional work ethic
-Ambition for a long-term career organizing with DART
-Comfort working with religious institutions
-Fluency in Spanish or Creole preferred (not mandatory)

Applicants must also have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, and access to a car. Masters degree preferred.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an upcoming informational webinar. Sign up at

To learn more about DART and access the application, visit

You may also contact our Recruitment Director, Hannah Wittmer, with questions at:

Hannah Wittmer

September 10, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
Culpeper United Methodist Church
Full time
Culpeper, Virginia USA

Director of Children’s Ministry (full-time)
Culpeper United Methodist Church, in Culpeper, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. This position requires the gifts of administration, organization, compassion, delegation, recruiting and training volunteers, and a genuine joy of sharing the love of Christ with children (pre-K to 5th grade). This growing program also requires the applicant to uphold the traditions of The United Methodist Church, the vision of Culpeper UMC, and possess the skills of connecting the church to the community. The application and job description will be sent upon request to Pastor Jessie Colwell, the Associate Pastor of Connect Ministries, at

Jessie Colwell

September 03, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Christian Education
Manning United Methodist Church
Full time
Manning, South Carolina USA

Principal Function
    The Director of Christian Education (DCE) serves as a member of the church staff, directing and managing all Educational ministries of Manning United Methodist Church (MUMC), with a special emphasis on Children’s & Youth Ministries.  His/her main responsibility is to develop and lead in in ministries to, with, and by Children and Youth and their families.  His/her main objective is to foster and nurture Christian faith and discipleship in visible, fruitful ways in Children & Youth.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
a.    Plans and coordinates, in consultation with the Pastor, Superintendent of Sunday School, Council on Ministries and the Christian Education Committee, a goal-driven, well-rounded, multifaceted program of Christian Education, including Sunday School, Bible Study, and Spiritual Formation for all age groups, always seeking to involve both those in the community at large as well as in the membership of the church.
b.    Recruits, trains, resources and supports teachers and leaders for Sunday School and other Christian Educational and Formation ministries, including UMYF Counselors, chaperones, drivers, etc.  Serves in partnership with church ministry volunteers, and assists the Pastor as required.
c.    Is responsible for organizing leadership of regular weekly meetings of Children In Action (CIA) program for grades K5-5th Grade, including special off-campus “fun trips”.
d.    Is responsible for organizing leadership of regular weekly meetings of United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF), grades 6-12.  Plans and leads trips and off-site activities designed to foster spiritual growth and provide opportunities for fellowship through fun and recreation.  These will include connecting persons of student age with sub-District, District, Conference, Jurisdictional, national and international United Methodist-related programs.

We are recruiting and praying for a non-ordained person with a strong, demonstrated commitment to following Jesus Christ, who is enthusiastic, energetic, and creative in Christian Educational and Spiritual Formation leadership.  At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education or a related field, or the equivalent of education and experience to perform the duties of the DCE is required.  Previous experience in Christian Educational leadership preferred.  A United Methodist background, or a thorough knowledge of the denominational structures and programs, is preferred but not essential.

We can offer a very competitive package of salary and benefits, which is negotiable based upon training and experience.

A full Job Description may be obtained from, and further questions may be directed to, the Rev. Randy Smith, Pastor, at, or Dr. Spencer Jordan, SPRC Chairperson, at  Resumes should be directed to both persons.

Randy Smith

August 31, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Minister
Orchard Road Presbyterian Church
Full time
Singapore, Singapore

Orchard Road Presbyterian Church (ORPC) is seeking a Senior Minister (Senior Pastor) for its English-speaking congregation. The Senior Minister will provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to a multi-generational and multi-ethnic congregation which worships in the city center of cosmopolitan Singapore.

Our church has a history that spans almost 160 years and is located at the intersection of Singapore’s main shopping district and the city-state’s historic civic district. The 1,000-strong English congregation of ORPC gathers to worship in traditional-style Sunday services which emphasize Christ-centered Bible teaching and expository preaching. ORPC is a family-oriented church and is committed to God’s purposes of discipleship and evangelism. More information about ORPC can be found at our website:

We are prayerfully searching for God’s chosen servant who has a vision from the Lord to guide ORPC into the future, able to preach His word with wisdom from the Lord, and provide pastoral care for the members and community. As Moderator of ORPC, the Senior Minister will provide God-centered leadership for the church’s pastoral team and administrative staff.

The ideal candidate will possess a good understanding of cross-cultural differences and be able to communicate and work well with the pastoral staff and ministry leaders in the church to carry out ORPC’s God-given mission in Singapore and in Southeast Asia. The successful candidate will have a degree from an accredited theological institution and at least 10 years of experience as a pastor.

Ordained ministers from Presbyterian denominations are preferred but pastors from reformed churches who are suitable for ordination as ministers of The Presbyterian Church in Singapore will be considered.

The position is for an initial term of 4 years commencing in the first half of 2016.

Applications and Enquiries

Interested candidates please send a resume and contact details for two referees. Referees will only be contacted when a short list is formed. Please email for enquiries and further details. All applications and enquiries will be treated in confidence.

Email Address:

Postal Address:     
Orchard Road Presbyterian Church
3 Orchard Road, Singapore 238825
(Attention: Elder Lim Chung Wei)

Please mark all postal applications Private and Confidential.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you.

Elder Lim Chung Wei

August 24, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Sports Instructor and Devotional Leader
Part time
Durham, NC USA

KCTMi, an award-winning Christian 501 (c) (3) organization based in Raleigh-Durham, NC is seeking passionate and talented coaches and ministry leaders for its Raleigh and Durham locations. This is a very rewarding opportunity as you will help improve the lives of children who come from predominately low income neighborhoods. Compensation is attractive and is commensurate with experience.

John Klintworth

August 24, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children and Family Ministry
Central United Methodist Church
Full time
Asheboro, North Carolina USA

Central United Methodist Church in Asheboro, N.C., is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s and Family Ministries. The person should have strong Christian values and experience to direct, plan, and manage programs for families with children and youth, ages Pre-School to High School. Christian Education/ Early Childhood Development Education degree or training and program management experience is desired. Compensation is negotiable based on education and experience. To submit your resume, please contact Dr. Terry Matthews at

Dr. Terry L. Matthews

August 24, 2015
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor
Green's Farms Church
Full time
Westport, CT USA



The Congregational Church of Green’s Farms is seeking an Associate Minister for Youth who, with deep care, compassion and warmth, will engage its young people by sharing their faith in the God revealed in Jesus Christ, creating opportunities for young people to experience God’s transforming love in the Christian community and empowering them to carry God’s love beyond the walls of the church.  In addition to a strong primary focus on Youth, this role, if desired, offers the unique opportunity for expanded independent ministry career development based on self-defined personal passion areas. With the guidance of a well-established, experienced pastoral staff, on-going support and development would allow for the possibility of assuming larger duties and expanded learning within our ministry.

Founded in 1711, Green’s Farms Church (GFC) has been at the heart of the Westport community for more than 300 years. From our modest start as Westport’s first place of worship and local government, to our current commitment to growing disciples who make a difference with the families and youth of Fairfield County, GFC has many stories to tell. Our dynamic and welcoming membership is comprised of approximately 600 people, with average weekly attendance of about 200-250 including both adult and Sunday School attendees. Church members are active participants in the life of the local community. We enjoy a highly-regarded music program, well-attended educational enrichment programs for adults and youth, social events, and vibrant outreach programs including involvement at local transitional shelters, and hands-on service work that enriches dozens of community groups.

A member congregation of the United Church of Christ, GFC takes to heart Christ’s call to be a place of “extravagant welcome and radical hospitality.” We provide multiple ministries for children, youth and adults, numerous opportunities for worship, spiritual growth and exploration, and host several 12-step support groups, a Nursery School, and Daycare. Drawn from a variety of backgrounds, ages and experiences, what holds the people of GFC together is a desire to discover the God revealed in Jesus Christ and practice faith as a way of life.

Our Vision:  We are a church on a hill, glowing so brightly with the light of God's love that we shine like a beacon, guiding seekers to come inside where their souls are nourished and transformed, growing closer to God. We are a faith family of warm welcome, respectful acceptance, shared joy and tender compassion. We embody Christ's hope, love and service wherever we go. – GFC Vision Statement, June 2014

For more information on GFC, see our website,


Reporting directly to the Senior Minister, the Associate Minister for Youth will assume spiritual leadership for students, Grade 6 through high school (approximately 15 active participants in grades 6-8, and 20 participants in grades 9-12) and potentially beyond, and create a faith home for youth that is warm and nurturing, leads and inspires youth and, reflects and transmits a shared understanding of what it means to be a person of faith.

Responsibilities are aligned with our Vision and programs are filtered against our two strategic initiatives where we find opportunities for ‘Deepening Community’ and ‘Discovering Discipleship’. Congregants are interested in a soul that is deeply connected to the Gospel, a heart that beats for youth and can inspire and transform young lives, a personality that is ready to function in the Westport micro-culture (highly educated, religiously and culturally diverse, close proximity to the NY metro area etc.) and a mind that demonstrates a high degree of programmatic executive functionality.


Youth Ministry
●    Establish personal presence among adolescents of Green’s Farms Church and the greater community; observe and gain understanding about the lives of young people in Westport; be available and visible, embody integrity and a servant heart.
●    Build relationships with young people; openly and passionately welcome and integrate them into youth ministry and the broader life of Green’s Farms Church; create and foster a sense of deep community among youth.
●    Generate excitement for the ministry while respecting the current and past realities; see and realize the potential, which exists within the lives of adolescents and the congregation for a growing and impactful ministry.
●    Bring experience, wisdom about and passion for youth ministry; chart the course for the ministry; develop and implement imaginative new ideas that reflect the unique cultural and adolescent context of Westport and meets the differing needs of young people and their families.
●    Engage the culture with a highly developed ability to think critically and understand the complexities of the local adolescent context; observe, listen and give voice to God’s presence and movement in the lives of young people; invite and call them to respond by living faithful and ethical lives of service and mission
●    Engage Youth with opportunities for fellowship, which builds lasting relationships and a strong sense of Christian community.
●    Effectively communicate with parents and youth in a manner that demonstrates spiritual and emotional maturity; be comfortable relating to and encouraging parents, while mentoring youth; being their confidant, sounding board and trusted guide.
●    Identify, recruit, mobilize volunteers; shepherd and coach key volunteers, delegate and follow up to maximize the untapped potential of volunteers in the congregation.
●    Collaborate with faith formation team (children, youth & adult) to develop cohesive plan across the generations.
●    Train and supervise divinity school interns serving in the area of youth ministry.
●    Coordinate and teach confirmation program annually, January to May. Approximately 20 participants.
●    Coordinate, lead and supervise the annual service-based Youth mission trip (one week away-from-home excursion based in the US). For example, building homes in New Mexico, etc. Participation is typically about 35-40 youth.

Pastoral Care
●    In conjunction with the Senior Minister, coordinate visitation and comfort for hospitalized, sick and homebound members and friends of the church.
●    Make referrals and help respond to congregational needs.
●    Coordinate prayer circles, giving members the chance to engage in the discipline of prayer.
●    Update Prayer List, Pastoral Care Log and weekly Joys & Concerns, as needed.

●    Collaborate with the Senior Minister, Director of Music, Minister of Faith Formation, Director of Children’s Ministry, and other staff in planning and leading worship each Sunday and at such other times as may be appropriate. The Associate Minister for Youth will preach approximately 8-10 times annually.
●    At the discretion of the Senior Minister, conduct special services, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.
●    Encourage participation of people of all ages and abilities. 

●    Foster a sense of community and communicate with the congregation regarding the youth ministry and other participation opportunities on a regular basis (e.g. weekly bulletin, announcements, phone calls, e-mail blasts). 

●    Develop relationships with the wider community and attend association and conference events as appropriate / needed, at times on behalf of the Senior Minister.
●    Develop collaborative relationships with local clergy, town officials and social-service providers.
●    Identify ministry opportunities for all ages and abilities.
●    Pursue professional development / continuing education opportunities.

●    There is an open mindedness about the sort of background and experience this person may bring and contribute to GFC.
●    Bachelor’s Degree required.  Advanced theological degree (in process or completed) preferred. If already ordained, a clear focus on youth ministry is required.
●    Experience in leading student ministry OR relevant professional experience conceiving, developing and leading effective youth initiatives and programs.
●    Capable of interacting and working with a church organizational structure (including both ministry and lay leadership) to further the Youth Ministry.
●    Theological consistency with Green’s Farms Church Covenant and United Church of Christ Statement of Faith.
●    Individuals with multi-denominational backgrounds will be considered – true faith and an ability to bring God’s love to life for youth will be the main area of focus.  

●    In addition to a ministry that serves children and youth, GFC has a nursery school and daycare onsite and, as a condition of employment, candidate must pass a background check.

●    Location: Westport, CT
●    Key Relationships: Senior Minister, Minister of Faith Formation, Director of Children’s Ministry, Director of Music, Department Chairs, Director of Operations, Departmental Liaison and Administrative Assistant
●    This position is a Full-time Salaried position with a generous benefit package
●    Position is required August through June, with approximately four (4) weeks off during the summer.

Kirsten L. Horton

August 24, 2015
Prayer Partner
Part time
Greensboro, NC USA

This is a volunteer opportunity for students who are interested in volunteering to satisfy any outreach requirements for their degree; as well as, anyone in the community who is interested in serving the Lord in our Prayer Partner Ministry.  Prayer Partners must come to our television station, WLXI/TCT CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, 1209 Patterson, Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27409.  Our viewers call our 1-800-prayer line number and we have volunteers (Intercessors) who pray with them on the phone.  It is according to your availability.  THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION.

336-855-5610 x 1204