Job Opportunities

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

May 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor/Head of Staff
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Middletown, OHIO USA

PASTOR/HEAD OF STAFF. First Presbyterian Church in Middletown, Ohio is an established growing church actively seeking more ways to live our mission statement:  “Share the Good News, Nurture the Spirit, Serve Members and Neighbors.”  This requires creative, inspiring and collaborative leadership that will guide elders, deacons and other lay leadership to coordinate and equip our congregation of 530 members to provide pastoral care and spiritual development. Assisted by two pastoral residents plus support staff, the experienced pastor will display energetic leadership of the congregation as it strengthens its historical mission. It is important that the Sunday worship be skillfully coordinated, so that it is enlightening and fulfilling both intellectually and spiritually. The pastor will need to lead the congregation, as it finds new ways to serve those in need in our community.

View MIF #06482.ADO. Submit PIF to

Dianne Gerber

May 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Interim Pastor
First Baptist Church
Part time
Whiteville, North Carolina USA

First Baptist Church of Whiteville, NC is prayerfully seeking an interim pastor.  Optimally, this person will lead meaningful Sunday worship and Wednesday night services and fulfil other defined pastoral duties on a part to full-time basis.  First Baptist is a mission-minded, traditional congregation led by servant leadership with affiliation to CBF. Candidates should be committed to Christ, have spiritual depth, strong communication skills, and a seminary degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.

Glenn Waters

May 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Worship Leader
Epiphany UMC
Part time
Durham, NC USA

Worship Leader needed for Sunday evening service.  Epiphany Church is a new faith community of the United Methodist Church that gathers at Doyle's Vineyard in South Durham.  The vision for Epiphany is to gather people into communion with Jesus Christ by creating a home for spiritual discovery along the borders of of our world.  Epiphany helps people see the God that is in them and with them already by dusting off the rich traditions of the church including liturgy, symbols, rituals, and music to present them as a way to see God in the world.

Preferred Qualifications: Education and/or experience in leading worship.  Ability to think theologically about worship music.  Ability to gather and lead a team of musicians.  Organization and promptness highly valued.

Primary Role:  Help craft and lead worship weekly in partnership with pastoral staff.  

Primary Responsibilities:
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 volunteer musicians for the music team.
4. Lead weekly rehearsals with music team.
5. Set-up for 5 pm worship on Sundays.
6. Responsible for every Sunday and coordinating substitute coverage. Epiphany will provide pay for four Sundays of annual leave and provide stipend for substitute leader.
7. Willingness to embrace future possibilities of growing the worship team and worship opportunities at Epiphany.

Shay Hall

April 29, 2015
Youth Director
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA

Creedmoor United Methodist Church in Creedmoor, NC is seeking a part time youth director willing to invest in youth ministry. We are looking for a youth leader 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. CUMC is a growing church with two worship services (9:30AM & 11AM) The youth group meets on Sunday evenings at separate times; middle school age & high school age with a shared supper in between.
Primary Tasks:
-     love youth where 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
-    A passion for serving youth and their families
-    Ability to plan, and measure the results of the ministry programs and events.
-    Effectively communicate information to youth and parents through a variety of communication media and methods.
Prefer one year experience working in a youth ministry program.
For more information and to submit a resume, please contact Wendy Gaudette at

Wendy Gaudette

April 29, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's & Family Ministries
Bethany United Methodist Church
Full time
Ellicott City, Maryland United States

Bethany United Methodist Church
Children’s and Family Ministry Director

Bethany UMC is seeking a full time Children’s and Family Ministry Director.  

Our Setting:
Bethany UMC is a suburban church with an attendance of 470 located west of historic Ellicott City, MD.  We currently have a solid children’s ministry that includes Sunday School, Children’s Church, VBS, and occasional events for children and families.  We intend to expand our children’s ministry in several areas to reach more children and families for Jesus Christ

Attributes of Candidate we seek:
We are looking for a passionate follower of Christ with a solid biblical background who is committed to the Kingdom of God and reaching children and their families for Christ.  The successful candidate will be a proven leader who has gifts that support communication with adult leaders, building relationships, developing teams, delegating, setting priorities, and entrepreneurial thinking.  Additionally, strong program management, people and event coordination, as well as strong administrative skills are necessary.  The candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Our Vision:
A vibrant Children and Family Ministry that strongly impacts the people of Bethany and surrounding communities.  Intentionality around building faith foundations, community, missional opportunities and bridges to the surrounding community.

Scope of Ministry Responsibilities:
•    To lead a children’s ministry team to oversee programs for each Sunday of the year including Nursery, Pre-school, K-5 Sunday School, Children’s Church, and participation in adult worship; and seasonal programs like VBS.
•    To develop a ministry that forges strong relationships with families and coaches them to raise their children with a strong Christian Faith
•    To develop a Missions ministry that creates opportunities for parents and children to reach out to the community in service.
•    To develop bridge ministries into the community that touch hearts in ways that leads new attendees to Bethany.
Interested candidates can send resumes to Rev. Andrew Cooney, Senior Pastor at

Rev. Dr. Andrew Cooney

April 29, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Other
Church Planting Residency
Rise Harrisonburg
Full time
Harrisonburg, VA USA

Church Planting Resident:

At RISE, we are resolved to mend God's creation together. This is our mission, our vision, and our mantra. To do this, we need everyone. And at RISE everyone means everyone. This summer, we are excited to partner with Path I and the Virginia Annual Conference to offer a Church Planting Residency! We are looking for someone who is excited to mend creation through building relationships, developing ministries, leading others, and ultimately spreading unconditional love to all of Christ's children.

We seek a Church Planting Resident who will serve as a Green-Thumb for God. It's all about the plant! What does this mean? You will engage, you will lead, and you will definitely get your hands dirty through mission and ministry in the community.
The RISE Church Planting Resident position is not an internship. Rather, we ask for a minimum commitment of one-year, where you are fully invested in the ministry of RISE. The Resident will share significant leadership responsibilities with the Pastor and members of the leadership team. Additionally, you will receive weekly coaching from the Lead Pastor.

Want to know more? Check out the Church Planting Resident job description here:

Church Planting Resident Application Instructions:

• Applications should be sent directly to

• Application must include:

        1. A letter of interest including a short statement of personal faith;
        2. Vision for church planting;
        3. Résumé;
        4. A list of three references

• Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a resident is hired.

• Interviews will begin late April into early June

Molly Boese

April 27, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Director of The Wesley Foundation at Louisiana Tech
The Wesley Foundation at Louisiana Tech University
Full time
Ruston, Louisiana USA

The Wesley Foundation serving Louisiana Tech University strives to embody the message of Christ through living life together, being devoted to the Word of God, prayer, worshiping together, and sharing in each others needs and joys. With a focus on loving Jesus, loving people, and communicating these tenets to the students on the campus of Louisiana Tech and throughout the Ruston community, the Louisiana Tech Wesley Foundation is seeking a Director of the campus ministry to fulfill this mission statement.

The candidate we seek is creative and energetic in their missional pursuit and discipleship of students. The candidate should be a nurturing leader with an ability to recruit, equip, and empower ministry interns and student leaders. The next director will be able to communicate the Word of God effectively through preaching and teaching as well as casting a vision for the ministry. The director should possess a willingness to actively engage the Wesley alumni base and local churches in the work of fundraising, as well as connect with the Wesley Board of Directors.

Qualifications: Ordained elders in The United Methodist Church with a seminary degree are desired. Certified candidates in the ordination process will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and experience working in campus ministry and/or young adult ministry.

Candidates should submit a resume, references, and a 3-5 minute video articulating your relationship with Jesus Christ and how it will impact the college campus at Louisiana Tech University. Please include a link to your video in your application materials. Applications should be submitted to the Wesley Foundation Board Personnel Committee at Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will begin July 1, 2015.

Melanie Koskie

April 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Cary, North Carolina United States

One of the largest Methodist churches in North Carolina is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry.  First United Methodist Church of Cary (FUMC-C), a 3800 member congregation located in Cary, North Carolina, is committed to its youth and seeks a staff member who is able to help lead and fulfill the mission of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ who grow in faith and love through worship, fellowship, service, and witness to one another and the world.

The FUMC-C Youth Ministry is a multi-staff ministry team who enjoys excellent support of clergy, staff, other ministry teams, and the congregation.  

The Youth Ministry Director needs at least five years in youth ministry leadership or equivalent and have evidence of gifts, graces, and an appropriate skill set to help discern, implement, and carry out the mission and vision of the church in the Youth Ministry.  This person will build up and lead a team of staff and adult servant leaders to create a vibrant and welcoming faith community.  FUMC-C has worked with Ministry Architects to build a sustainable plan and already has some viable goals in place, so there is a solid foundation of ministry and leadership upon which the church is re-building a sustainable infrastructure and team for doing effective and fruitful youth ministry.  Interested candidates should have a four-year college degree.

E-mail to get an application.  Questions may be directed to Chris via e-mail.

Chris Sasser

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 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