Job Opportunities

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

November 03, 2014
Church, Ministry
Lead Pianist/Director of Children's Music
Soapstone UMC
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

North Raleigh church, Soapstone United Methodist, with a dynamic and active music program is seeking a Lead Pianist/Accompanist and Director of Children’s Music. While one employee would be ideal, we are willing to break these duties into two positions based on the applicant’s strengths. Hours per week are approximately 15 (12 for pianist duties and 3 for children’s music.)

Lead Pianist/Accompanist:
•This individual will provide piano accompaniment/solo playing for the following:
Two Sunday worship services (8:30 am service with a Praise Team, and 11:00 am service with a Chancel Choir); this includes solo prelude and offertory pieces as needed.
Three weekly rehearsals: one Sunday after the 11:00 am service; Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings; and Praise Team on Thursday evenings.
Special services throughout the year (funerals, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve).
Occasional special rehearsals in the fall and spring for our Christmas and Easter cantatas, which we perform with orchestra.
•Although our music groups perform in service year-round, we do take many weeks of rehearsals off in the summer.
The lead pianist, in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries, will be responsible for finding a substitute for rehearsals and services for which they cannot play.
Applicants invited to interview for the position will be asked to play with our Praise Team and Chancel Choir, as well as sight read.
•Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
•2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
Director of Children’s Music:
This individual will prepare and conduct rehearsal on Sunday evenings for our children’s program, Kids Rock. He or she will work in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries to choose music, curricula, a spring children’s musical, and to schedule the children to sing in worship. Our children’s program meets September through May.
•Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
•A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
•2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
•Proficiency in keyboard.
•Experience working with children.
Salary is negotiable, based on experience. Please click here for an application. Completed applications and introductory letters should be sent via email to; faxed to 919-846-7161, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker; or mailed to Soapstone UMC, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. No phone calls, please.

(919) 846-2212

October 30, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor for Worship, Christian Growth, & Assimilation
Christ Community Church
Full time
Lockport, NY USA

Christ Community Church in Lockport, NY is excited about hiring a pastor with a heart to help us grow in our ability to reflect the diversity of worship we will experience in eternity as we transform lives in our community with the hope of Christ and commit ourselves to:

1. Share Christ in Our Spheres of Influence
2. Welcome All as We Become One with Christ
3. Mentor Disciples Who Embody Christ
4. Strengthen Community Partnerships that Offer Hope

We are looking for someone who is willing to be a team player and share pastoral responsibilities. We would like a pastor that has a heart for leading worship, a desire to see new Christians and guests extravagantly welcomed and assimilated into the overall life of the church, and a yearning to see everyone grow in Christ through mentoring and growth groups. We will offer ample opportunity for our new pastor to grow in his preaching skills. Ideally he will focus on Worship, Assimilation, and Christian growth so our current pastor can focus on Vision, Outreach, Community Partnerships, and Leadership Development. We would like this pastor to compliment our current pastor’s gifts and abilities.

Below is what we are looking for in a candidate:

-Ability to lead worship.
-Instrumental and vocal ability desired.
-Desire to develop, oversee, and coordinate different/culturally diverse worship teams and experiences.
-Apt at recruiting musicians, vocalists, and worship leaders.
-Oversee AV and tech team.

-Oversee our growth group ministry.
-Train & encourage growth group leaders.
-Ensure growth group offerings align with our discipleship plan to create disciples who embody Christ.

-Ensure congregation is equipped to extend an extravagant welcome to all.
-Oversee/improve systems that move first-time guests to become members committed to advancing our God giving vision.

More important to us than staffing to a particular position is to find the right person, the person God has for us. The 4 c’s below are non-negotiable. However the areas of responsibilities listed above may be adjusted to fit the gifting of the “right” person.

Here are the 4 C’s we are looking for in this candidate:
1. Committed to Diversity
2. Character
3. Chemistry
4. Competence in ministry

-Embrace the vision for diverse worship that John reveals in Revelation 7:9-10,
-Embody the multi-cultural vision for unity Jesus prays for in John 17, Peter envisions in Acts 10—11, is reflected in the Church of Antioch in Acts 11, and for which Paul pleads for in the book of Ephesians (see esp. 2:11-2, 19-22).

-A man who loves God with all his whole heart, mind and soul and is enthusiastic about ministry and sharing Christ…
-Anointed and appointed by God to pastor.
-God-controlled, Holy Spirit-led, and Word-driven.
-Absolutely, unshakably committed to racial reconciliation and diversity.
-Tells the truth boldly and lovingly.
-Biblically solid without being religiously rigid.
-Authentic, humble and devoted.

-Connects with Pastor Dave, leadership, congregation, community of Lockport and the vision/pathways for CCC in a passionate and heartfelt way.
-Comfortable with the way God made you for ministry and the way this aligns with the vision of CCC.
-Confident, but not arrogant.
-Respected in the community and the church you are currently involved with.
-Personable, approachable, friendly and loving.
-Empathetic, encouraging, compassionate, and emotionally available.

-Has an ever growing understanding of God and His Word.
-Has progressed in ministry experience and responsibilities.
-Able to connect your ministry to the vision God has given CCC.
-A balanced leader who avoids both under and micro-management.
-Can coach, disciple, encourage, listen and mentor.
-Can preach—you don’t have to be the best just growing in your ability to connect the Bible to everyday life.
-Growing in ability to communicate cross-culturally and cross-generationally.
-A detail person who is able to implement strategies and finish tasks.

We are a medium size church (approx. 200 people) located in the urban core
of Lockport, NY.

Our church has been around for close to 200 years, yet we are not stuck in tradition.  Over the course of the past three years we have undergone a re-visioning process that has enabled God to transform our church and make us new in many ways.  Here is a short list of the many new things God is doing in and through us:

1. A New Denominational Affiliation: A little over two years ago our congregation voted to affiliate with Converge Worldwide (formerly the Baptist General Conference).  This network of churches shares our heartbeat for ministry.   If you want more information on converge their website is

2. A New Name: We changed our name from First Baptist Church to Christ Community Church to eliminate any stumbling block that would keep the unchurched from attending and hearing about the hope of Christ that transforms lives.

3. A New Vision for Ministry:  Over the course of the past 3 years we have interviewed community and civic leaders asking how our church can help the city of Lockport.  Through those interviews we noticed a theme: Nearly everyone expressed a concern about the sense of hopelessness that seems to be pervasive in the city—especially in our neighborhood.  God impressed on our hearts that CCC must be about Transforming Lives with The Hope of Christ. This is not just a tagline.  This vision will guide everything we do as a congregation!

4 New Pathways to Accomplish Our Vision:

1. Sharing Christ in Our Spheres of Influence
--Last year we saw many new believers as we baptized 33 people who are having their lives transformed by Christ!
--God is blessing us with many new guests.

2. Welcoming All as We Become One in Christ
--We are growing in our social and racial diversity.
--We are embarking on a path to diversify our worship experiences on Sunday mornings.
--We can’t wait to find a new associate pastor to help us continue to grow in this area!

3. Mentoring Disciples Who Embody Christ
--In the next few months we want to begin a program to mentor our new believers and help them adjust to church life.
--In the next 2 years we believe God is calling us to begin a bridges out of poverty mentoring program.

4. Strengthening Community Partnerships that Offer Hope
In the past 3 years we have significantly strengthened our partnerships wutg the following:

1. BOCES—Through our partnership with this government funded educational institution our church has become home to:
--The Lockport Literacy Zone
--The Task Program (provides opportunities for individuals to receive high school diplomas)
--ESL Program (English as a Second Language)
--Job Readiness Program (Helps individuals learn skills needed to enter workforce)
--Computer Skills Training
2. Independent Living of Niagara County—Through our partnership with this agency we  help individuals with disabilities navigate social services and develop skills to live on their own.
3. Lockport Cares Homeless Shelter — Many folks in our congregation volunteer for this Christian run ministry located a few doors down from our church.  We have seen several individuals from the shelter attend our church and receive Christ.

We are currently working to strengthen our partnerships with the following:
1. Kahler House —A transitional house for men who have battled drug addiction, a few doors down from our church.
2. CareNet — This crisis pregnancy counseling ministry has approached us about providing a place for them to offer their services to girls in our neighborhood 1 night a week.
3. RISE Ministries — This organization meets in our church and helps former inmates Re-enter Into Society Effectively through Christian mentoring and helping them obtain the skills and resources needed to thrive.

If you want to get in on the ground floor of God doing a new work and see where it leads, maybe we are the church for you.

If you believe this is something you can sink your spiritual teeth into then please send a cover letter and a resume to and include video links and/or DVD's of a couple recent sermons and worship services that you have led or participated in. DVD's can be sent to:

Christ Community Church
Attn. Pastor Dave
140 Genesee Street
Lockport, NY 14094

David McBeath
(716) 434-1783

October 28, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Youth Leadership/Education
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Part time
Trinity, NC USA


Approximately 10 hours/week planning, coordinating, and leading activities for senior high youth (9-12)

Pre-school through middle school Christian Education.  Evaluate, recommend and help facilitate a comprehensive education program that will include regular Christian education as well as extra-curricular activities. Approximately 10 hours/week.

If you are interested in further discussing the opportunities available with our youth program at Mt. Vernon please correspond via email.

Brian Van Kirk

October 26, 2014
Youth Director
Clemmons Presbyterian Church
Part time
Clemmons, North Carolina United States

Temporary/Part-time Youth Director to work with Middle School and High School Youth Program.

Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC  27012

Job Summary:    Youth Director (Part Time), Temporary
Clemmons Presbyterian is a mid-sized (550 member) congregation of Salem Presbytery in the PC(USA).  Information about the congregation can be gained at church website.
Time Frame for Employment: 3-6 months with possible extension.
Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated beliefs and practices within the Christian faith, preferably Protestant with distinct
 preference for PC(USA) candidates.
Demonstrated experience, success and enjoyment of working with youth.
Successful experience working with middle and high school youth.
Demonstrated success and ability to facilitate, plan and share in leadership with volunteers for weekly youth group meetings, youth events and trips.
Demonstrated success in acting as a resource to Youth Committee and Youth Advisors Team.
Ability to attend Sunday afternoon youth group meetings, monthly Youth Committee meetings, usually in the evenings and Youth Advisor team meetings, usually Sunday afternoons.
Ability and interest to attend CPC worship on a regular basis to develop relationships and connections with CPC’s youth and families
Demonstrated success and ability to work collegially with church staff, sharing information and collaborative planning and pastoral concerns as well as respond to supervision.
Demonstrated excellence with daily prioritization and organizational skills.
Ordination is not required nor should it bar an applicant.
Members of Clemmons Presbyterian shall not be considered.

Salary commensurate with experience and training.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Time commitment: 15 – 22 hours per week on average.

Candidates will allow permission for criminal background checks.

If interested, please submit resume to

Clemmons Presbyterian is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Art Blackwood (Youth Elder)
(336) 391-6636

October 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Berea Baptist Church
Full time
Durham, NC US

Help lead and guide the congregation to bridge the gap between Berea's traditional past and fulfilling the mission in a more contemporary society/community, while still maintaining respect for that past. Duties of the Pastor include: preaching Sunday morning worship services, Leading Bible studies on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, help provide an environment welcoming to all age groups, guide and participate in visitation of sick/shut-ins, and guide congregation in outreach endeavors.

Susan Council

September 29, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister of Spiritual Development and Communications
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Charlotte, NC US

Establish and lead an Adult Spiritual Development framework for our church's future here in Dilworth and South End. This would include appropriate plans and curriculum for spiritual development "inside the church" and "outside the church." This also includes appropriate activities for the community for gatherings involving Bible Study and/or other relevant discussion settings. This position also would be responsible for the continuing communication of the need for these activities to the congregation at large. Other major job elements include: communicating the church's mission to the media, local businesses, and municipal leadership; oversee all church digital communications; minister and counsel to young adults who are members and those who attend activities sponsored by the church.

Donald Taft
(704) 376-1571

September 29, 2014
Church, Ministry
Community Minister
Northwest Baptist Church
Full time
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Northwest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC is seeking a community minister for collaborative/shared ministry position with a focus on outreach and growing the Kingdom of God. Northwest is a small church settled amid many single family homes, apartments, townhomes, and schools. Position includes developing community relationships, planning and executing outreach programs, family ministry, preaching, teaching, and worship planning. Experience in church planting preferred. Degree from accredited divinity school or seminary required. Part-time or be-vocational considered. Northwest is dually aligned with CBF and SBC and affirms women in all ministry roles.

Cecilann Clinard
(336) 765-6754

September 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
Director of Development, Missouri UM Foundation
Missouri United Methodist Foundation
Full time
Columbia, MO USA

The MO UMF is the statewide charitable foundation for the UMC.  A full job description should be requested via email.  

The Director of Development will expand the number and quality of relationships among all Foundation constituencies and help grow financial resources for ministry at every level.  With a primary emphasis on personal contact, the Director will arrange and conduct visits, meetings, meals, workshops, and events. A car and travel budget are provided and significant travel throughout the state is required.  The new Director will also help develop marketing materials and a comprehensive development plan.

David P. Atkins
(573) 875-4168

August 20, 2014
Church, Ministry
UNC Presbyterian Campus Ministry Intern
Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Chapel Hill
Part time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Come join us at UNC PCM for a year of ministry with our college students. Great exposure for young adult ministry specific to a university campus and community in a thriving campus ministry setting. This internship entails mostly- connecting with students, but also leading a weekly small group and another area where the individual intern is excited to be plugged in. Also, the intern is invited to join us for Thursday night dinner and programs along with traveling with us on any retreats they are available along with a spring break trip to Denver, CO, to DOOR Ministry.

John Rogers
(423) 667-5561

August 12, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Full time
Baxley, GA USA

The First Baptist Church of Baxley, Georgia, is seeking a senior pastor to lead a group of believers in pursuit of a dynamic, relevant, and meaningful faith.  This church is open to leadership who will adapt and guide her into a vibrant, Christ-like community.

The senior pastor’s principal function is to be responsible to First Baptist Church, Baxley, Georgia, for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life and to act as chief administrator of the paid staff.

Please note, this pastor search committee welcomes all Baptist who are led by the Spirit of Christ to consider this pastorate.


Regenia Warren
(912) 367-2738