Job Opportunities

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

April 16, 2015
Church, Administration
Church administrative assistant
Grace Lutheran Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA

Grace Lutheran Church, Durham, NC is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support its ministerial staff and Church Office operations.   This is a part-time hourly position averaging 25-29 hours per week, which does not offer benefits.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated with professional demeanor and presence, positive attitude, strong work ethic, the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, and excellent verbal communication and inter-personal skills.  He/she must possess strong organizational skills, proficiency in office procedures and methods to ensure work flow, knowledge of office computers and software (Microsoft Office Suite required; desktop publishing, Facebook and web page skills a plus).  This person must be able to multi-task, be flexible in dealing with normal job routines, work as team member in a collaborative environment, and relate well to other church staff, congregants and visitors.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and the gifts and skills they possess along with a resume and salary requirements.  NO phone calls to the church, please. Applications will be accepted by email only and will be reviewed as received.

Jan Graham

April 16, 2015
Church, Ministry
Music Director
Browns Summit UMC
Part time
Brown Summit, North Carolina USA

Browns Summit UMC is looking for a musician to lead Sunday morning worship and lead Wednesday night choir rehearsals.  The ideal candidate will be someone with a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a teachable spirit, and strong knowledge in United Methodist hymnody as well as current contemporary worship trends.

Applicants may send their resumes to Pastor Amy Hutchison,

Pastor Amy Hutchison

April 14, 2015
Church, Administration
Church Educator
Church of Reconciliation (Presbyterian, USA)
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA


The Church of Reconciliation seeks a part-time Church Educator for Children and Youth, beginning work in August 2015. We are a progressive, 280-member congregation in the PC(USA) tradition, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina We are seeking a creative, energetic Church Educator to work alongside our Ministries with Children and Youth Committee, our active, committed parents, and our Pastor, to  develop vibrant faith and life experiences for the children and youth of our congregation, and to help us grow our ministries. We offer a supportive, collegial work environment with room to innovate. Primary areas of ministry: Sunday School, Worship Readiness and Participation, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, Youth Group, Mission Trip, Youth Retreats, and Community Outreach.

Qualifications: Strong Christian Education background (Master’s degree and 2-4 yrs. experience preferred).

Compensation: Competitive part-time salary, medical insurance, death and disability insurance, and a professional development allowance, 25 hrs/week, Sundays required.

Send resume and cover letter to: Church Educator Search Committee, Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill, NC   27514. Resumes accepted from April 10 until June 15, 2015.


Mr. Craig Carlson, Chair
Church Educator Search Committee                            


Rev. J. Mark Davidson, Pastor
Church of Reconciliation                      

Mark Davidson, Pastor

April 13, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Bayshore Baptist Church
Full time
Tampa, FL USA

Bayshore Baptist Church (Tampa, FL) is seeking a Youth Minister.  We are a moderate, Baptist fellowship aligned with the CBF at the Florida and National levels.  Ministerial applicants must have good preaching skills, and be loyal to Christian doctrine, discipline and worship.  Our preferred credentials include a degree from an accredited seminary, school of theology, or divinity school and a some experience serving as a Youth Minister while a student.  Ideal strengths in relating to young people and their parents are highly desired.  He/she should possess strong organizational skills and support the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. 

Ministerial applicants should submit:

(i) a resume,

(ii) a list of at least five professional references,

(iii) a statement describing the candidate’s philosophy of ministry, and

(iv) preferred contact information to or Bayshore Baptist Church, Youth Minister Search Committee, 3111 W. Morrison Ave., Tampa, FL 33629.

Katherine Miller - Youth Minister Search Committee Chair

April 10, 2015
Church, Administration
Membership Director
The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist
Part time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, is seeking to hire a Membership Director. This staff position is responsible for helping those who are new to the congregation feel welcome and become connected as well as helping established members to deepen their connections with the church. Our ideal candidate has a warm and welcoming personality, strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent organizational skills. This is a part-time position (15-20 hours/week) with the opportunity to increase hours as the church grows.

Thom Belote

April 09, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor of Formation for Mission
Pillar Church
Full time
Holland, Michigan USA

Title:  Pastor of Formation for Mission  

If the gospel is to challenge the public life of our society... it will only be by movements that begin with the local congregation in which the reality of the new creation is present, known, and experienced, and from which men and women will go into every sector of public life to claim it for Christ, to unmask the illusions which have remained hidden and to expose all areas of public life to the illumination of the gospel. But that will only happen as and when local congregations renounce an introverted concern for their own life, and recognize that they exist for the sake of those who are not members, as sign, instrument and foretaste of God's redeeming grace for the whole life of society. (The Gospel in a Pluralist Society)

Purpose – to equip and empower the community at Pillar to witness to the gospel of Christ with their lives in their locations and to strengthen the mercy and justice missions of the church in the world. The work of this position will assist us all to live into and out of Jesus’ claim on us as the “salt of the earth and the light of the world” and will lean heavily into the particular articulation of this in Lesslie Newbigin’s remarkable claim.

Responsibilities – create, implement and oversee in cooperation and collaboration with other staff and congregational members the adult formation ministries of Pillar Church in order to strengthen this community to be a “sign, instrument and foretaste of God’s redeeming grace for the whole life of society.”  This will be accomplished through:
o    Adult Formation opportunities
•    Bible Studies
•    Book Studies
•    Sunday School
•    Small Groups
•    Collaborating with community events (Veritas Forum, World Christian lectures, Hope, Calvin, WTS seminars and conferences)
•    Initiating new opportunities to urge us in mission
•    Giving guidance to the Karios Fellowship
•    Implementing and sustaining the Newbigin Fellowship
o    Congregational Fellowship
•    Participating in Pastoral care and calling
•    Nurturing congregational relationships
•    Initiating congregational fellowship
o    Local and global partnerships
•    Nurture and sustain reciprocal relationships with local and global churches and organizations that share a similar vision
o    General pastoral responsibilities including:
•    Preaching at the direction of the lead pastor and in a way that assists in the fulfillment of the mission stated above.
•    Funerals
•    Weddings
•    Worship participation
•    Deacons and Council meetings
•    Denominational participation

Skills: the person to fill this position will be a woman or a man with a deep love for Christ, strong commitment to the importance of the local church as a missionary agent in culture, a self-starting leadership capacity and a love for people that draws him or her to pursue relationship.  

Accountability – this person is directly accountable to the Lead Pastor and generally accountable to the Pillar Church Council

Compensation – this is a full time ordained position and the financial package will be in accordance with the denominational guidelines and continued flourishing of Pillar Church.

Thank you for your interest, please send your questions and resume to:

Catherine Dreyer

April 09, 2015
Church, Ministry, Counseling, Education, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions, Social Work, Other
Associate Pastor for Family Ministry & Education
First Baptist Church
Full time
Martinsville, Virginia USA

First Baptist Church, Martinsville, VA is seeking a full-time, seminary trained Associate Pastor for Family Ministry & Education.  FBC is a moderate, mission-minded congregation affiliated with the BGAV and the CBF, and is open to pastoral leadership by men and women equally.  Salary and benefits $40,000+, based on education and experience.  If interested, send resume to First Baptist Church, Search Committee, 23 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Jerry Perdue

April 09, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor of Family Students and Kids
Markey Church
Full time
Roscommon, Michigan USA

Markey Church is looking to partner with a high capacity individual that can lead all of our efforts in ministry with families, students and kids.  This person will cast vision, train and lead volunteers and implement a holistic discipleship and outreach initiative under the Mission, Vision and Strategy of Markey Church.  The Pastor of FSK will work directly with the Lead Pastor, but will be highly self-motivated and expected to run with all areas of ministry development under their supervision.

The Pastor of Family, Students & Kids (FSK) will provide strategic vision, leadership and oversight to Markey Church in all of our efforts to minister to families, students and kids in Roscommon County.  Working with the Director of Kids Ministry, key volunteer leaders and the Lead Pastor, the Pastor of FSK will create and implement a holistic and comprehensive plan for discipleship and outreach among the families, students and kids that are part of Markey Church.

More information available on the Markey Church website,

Monica Lytle

April 09, 2015
Church, Ministry
Lead pastor
Heritage Baptist Church
Full time
Annapolis, Maryland USA

March 2015

Heritage Baptist Church in Annapolis, MD, is seeking a lead pastor. We are a diverse Christian faith community of average size that has participated in both the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention. HBC has been in service to the Lord for over 100 years. We have recently undergone a strategic realignment study and are poised for additional growth.

Our ideal candidate will be a person of character with a shepherd’s heart, strong leadership and organizational abilities capable of leading us in the development of a multi-generational, multi-cultural ministry. We are seeking someone with skills in expository preaching and in implementing outreach and mission programs.

Candidates should have previous ministerial experience and a seminary degree.

We encourage interested candidates to contact us via email ( or US mail (1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, Attn: Pastor Search Committee, Lea Hurt).

Thank you.

Lea Hurt (Chair Pastor Search committee

March 31, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Counseling
Pastoral Minister, New Garden Friends Meeting
New Garden Friends Meeting
Full time
Greensboro, North Carolina USA

New Garden Friends Meeting, est. 1754, has a rich history, an inclusive community, and a focus on social justice.  We are seeking a Quaker pastoral minister who will lead us into a future of shared ministry, based on Quaker testimonies.  Send a letter of interest and a resume to Bill Eagles/New Garden Friends Meeting/801 New Garden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27410.  Electronic submissions:  Donna Allred at  Additional info @

Donna Allred