Job Opportunities

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

June 08, 2015
Student U Middle School Teacher
Student U
Full time
Durham , North Carolina United States

Student U is a year-long commitment. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans, teaching their own classes, and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. During the academic school year, we ask Student U teachers to commit to tutoring once a week in our daily after-school program.  Teachers are compensated for their work, and they're also partnered with mentor teachers who provide them with plenty of support throughout the summer. The final deadline to apply to be a Middle School Summer Teacher is January 30, 2015. Applications are available on our website.

Jessica Cagle

January 31, 2015
Church, Ministry
Resident Minister
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking exceptional candidates for our Resident Ministry Program.   We invite you to suggest outstanding prospective applicants or to connect us with seminary seniors who have demonstrated strong potential for ministry.  We are seeking candidates who are strongly motivated, innately curious, perceptive, determined, and deeply engaged in a life of ministry, service and leadership.

The Parish Ministry Residency Program at First Presbyterian gives outstanding seminary graduates the opportunity to make the transition from seminary to a lifetime of effective leadership and ministry in congregations. First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan is one of the vital, growing churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Church was one of the first to receive support from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to sponsor this innovative Parish Ministry Residency Program and has claimed this teaching ministry as a significant part of its mission.

The Residency Program seeks to refine the academic preparation of seminary graduates and ground them in the practice of ministry.  This two-year residency encourages newly-ordained ministers to develop patterns of work that maximize their pastoral leadership gifts and skills. It enables residents to connect their theological and biblical studies with the day-to-day life of a congregation. The residency seeks to encourage full participation in congregational ministry and provides the opportunity for ongoing theological reflection on the practice of ministry.

Resident ministers serve two years at First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor in validated ministry positions. Their ministry is compensated at appropriate levels and includes full participation in the Board of Pensions benefits program. After two years in residence, they are better prepared to respond to calls to parish ministry in a variety of settings.

The application period for this Resident Ministry Program is currently open; all application materials are due by January 31, 2015.  A packet of Resident Ministry Application Materials is enclosed for you to distribute to potential candidates, and all application materials can also be found at .

Rev. Jay Sanderford
734 662-4466

January 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
International Church of Bangkok
Full time
Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF BANGKOK, THAILAND – is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. The International Church of Bangkok (ICB) is truly international with 200+ active members from over 30 different nations and many different denominations from all walks of life. ICB is an 82-year-old English-speaking congregation located in the heart of Bangkok, the capital and largest city in Thailand, and one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

-    Ordained Pastor with Master of Divinity degree from an accredited Protestant seminary or school of theology.
-    Minimum of 5 years of experience in pastoral ministry and church leadership.

International experience or domestic experience in multicultural, diverse setting would be an advantage.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to Pastor Search Committee at . Resumes must be received electronically by February 28, 2015. For more information about ICB, view

Margaret K. McMillion

January 21, 2015
Church, Administration
Business Administrator
Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA

An 850 member United Methodist Church in Durham, NC seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Business Administrator. Responsibilities will include paying bills as directed by church Treasurer,  reconciling bank accounts, maintaining all church financial records, producing and presenting monthly reports, and inputting payroll information. Will work with the church staff and church committees and members.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, and a demonstrated understanding of state and federal employment tax regulations is necessary. A working knowledge of  Church Windows software will be helpful.

Send resume to by February 15.

Larry Bowden

January 20, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Vacation Church School Director
First Presbyterian Church
Part time
Durham, NC United States

Director For Multi-Church Vacation Church School in Durham/Chapel Hill area
The VCS Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the entire planning process for the week-long, half-day Vacation Church School, leading monthly meetings with area youth and children directors for the purpose of planning, delegating jobs with-in the committee, leading the week-long camp, and wrapping up concluding details in preparation for next year's camp. The VCS director will be supported by a team of 6-7 members who have significant experience with the camp and will contribute time, support, and direction in planning and pulling off the camp.

The following is a general outline of the planning calendar:
January: Begin meeting and generating ideas.
•    Choose scripture, theme, and begin thinking about artwork for t-shirts
•    Establish a schedule of registration due dates and advertizing publications as well as assigning responsibility for these tasks.
February: Expanding on the theme
•    Determine and assign responsibilities pertaining to curriculum, t-shirts, crafts, car-pool
•    Think of an organization or charity that fits with the theme to give the offering.
March: Leadership recruitment
•    Recruit both youth and adult volunteers
•    Determine and assign responsibility pertaining to the creation of leader packets, and parent information packets
April:  Filling in the gaps
•    Plan/organize the leadership meetings for youth and adults
•    Fill in any gaps in volunteer leadership
May/June: Print and pack
•    Determine and assign responsibility for ordering t-shirts
•    Print all curriculum and packets to be distributed
•    Organize, pack, and double check all camp essentials including first aid and water inflatables
•    Print “family group” banners and pack crates
July: Bills
•    Settle any bills
•    Create a review document for the next director describing recommendations for next year based on the year's experience and pass on this information in the fall.
Please send a resume and cover letter to by February 9th.

Sarah Finbow

January 16, 2015
Church, Ministry
Coordinator of Faith Development, Associate Pastor
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Roswell, New Mexico USA

The Coordinator of Faith Development will consistently model and interpret to the congregation and larger community the following:
1. the goals established by the Administrative Council;
2. the vision of the congregation, specifically the challenge to grow in faith.

The Coordinator of Faith Development has primary responsibility for recruiting, training, and supporting those who implement church programs for children and youth, those who provide child care, and those who teach/facilitate most adult courses.
The Coordinator will establish and work with members of a Faith Development Ministry Team as guides and evaluators of programs.
The Coordinator will support the primary directors of nursery, children, and youth programs, equipping each to implement programs of spiritual development for those to whom they minister in the process of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

Direct Youth, Children, and Nursery Personnel
Coordinates with Pastor, Staff, Administrative Board, teachers, leaders, and volunteers

Detailed Duties
Leadership and Administrative
1. Provide training annually, concerning Safe Sanctuaries policy for all paid and volunteer staff who work with Youth and Vulnerable Adults.
2. Work with Coordinator of Operations to run background checks of all new hire staff members.
3. Supervise program staff and facilitate the development of annual goals and provide evaluation of each.
4. Be staff representative to and attend meetings of the appropriate committees with interests in the ministry area.
5. Attend weekly staff meeting.
6. Attend Administrative Council meetings.
7. Prepare, maintain and work within an annual budget for all Ministries under your supervision.
8. Study and understand spiritual and other developmental needs of all age levels.
9. Participate in worship services at FUMC and encourage children and youth to participate in worship.
10. Promote and attend conference and district events.
11. Participate in continuing education for professional and personal growth.
12. Provide a schedule for on-site hours and for scheduled off-site events.
13. Display high standards in attitude, outlook and morals with awareness of the importance of leading by example.
14. Practice excellent attendance and punctuality.
15. Understand and exercise appropriate confidentiality of church related business and personal matters, and exercise good judgment in performance of duties.
16. Perform related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree. Understanding of, and commitments to, the organization, theology and beliefs of the United Methodist Church, is preferred.
Prior experience in leadership position in Christian education and all levels of Children’s Ministries preferred. Proficient use of Microsoft Office, current Internet media, and other communication tools are necessary.
Pass required background clearance. Maintain valid NM driver’s license and evidence of insurability as driver.
Climb stairs and move about the facility. Occasionally lift up to 35 pounds. Stand for extended time. Participate in activities of the youth including occasional retreats, overnights, and camping activities.
Work within a climate controlled and smoke-free environment and outdoors.

FUMC reserves the right to make changes in this position description or to reassign tasks as required for church needs.

Contact: Rev. W. Douglas Mills, PhD
First United Methodist Church
200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 622-1881 (office)
(575) 626-0453 (cell)

Rev. W. Douglas Mills
(575) 622-1881 (office)

January 14, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Students
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

A Full Time ministry position, focusing on youth and college students  This minister works with lay leadership to develop ministry strategies and plans, that educate our students in the areas of worship, discipleship, missions, fellowship, and evangelism. This position will report directly to the Pastor with a close working relationship with the Youth & College Teams as well as a Youth Intern.

Barrett Freeman

January 13, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Media Center Intern
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
Part time
Garner, NC USA

The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a Media Center Intern for the summer of 2015. The Intern will be trained on OPALS, an open source automated library system in use at hundreds of school libraries, as well as some public, academic, and special libraries. Duties will include cataloging new resources using RDA, MARC 21, DDC, LCSH, and BISAC Subject Headings, updating old catalog records from a non-MARC system, circulating and mailing loaned resources, and recommending resources for patrons. The Intern will also have the opportunity to attend the North Carolina Annual Conference in Wilmington, NC during June 9-13. This gathering provides an inside look into the structure, leadership, and decision-making procedures of clergy and lay leaders from every church in the conference, as well as conference leaders. It is a great time of training, innovation, and fellowship. The Intern will benefit from extensive cataloging practice and experience learning OPALS, knowledge of Christian resources and the needs of ministry leaders, building connections with clergy and laity in the NC Conference, close work with the supervisor, and independent work in a slow-paced and quiet environment. This position should prepare the candidate well for work in libraries or Christian ministry.

The North Carolina Conference is organized under the leadership of a bishop who is responsible for appointing pastors to serve local churches, performing ordinations, and safeguarding the doctrine and discipline of the Church. The NC Conference is also the administrative body and ministry leader for over 800 United Methodist churches in 56 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The Media Center is located in the 5-year-old United Methodist Building in Garner, easily accessible from I-40 and US-70. The Media Center serves as a resource center for every church within the NC Conference with its collection of over 3,000 items. Resources include video-based bible studies, curriculum, and non-fiction books targeted to ministry leaders in all aspects of ministry including adult, youth, and children's ministries, as well as special populations. Although many of the resources are written by Methodist authors, many other popular Christian authors are included as well. With an average of 5 requests and 2 in-person visits per day, careful time can be spent to provide top-notch service to patrons and become familiar with the resources. The Media Center Director is the only person on staff and will therefore be readily accessible and fully invested in the work of the intern.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications, but specific skills can be learned on the job:
•    Interest in Christian resources and/or The United Methodist Church
•    Basic knowledge of cataloging in RDA and MARC 21
•    Basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
•    Basic knowledge of classification systems such as Library of Congress (LCSH) and Book Industry Standards and Communications (BISAC) Subject Headings
•    Detail-oriented
•    Good judgment, analysis and decision-making skills
•    Friendly and professional demeanor
•    Independent and innovative

The Media Center Intern is a part-time, temporary position starting as early as May 2015 and continuing through August 2015 with a flexible schedule during the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday at the United Methodist Building, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529. The Intern will be paid a $1,000 stipend.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resumé to:
Mrs. Laura Dallas, MLS
Media Center Associate

Laura Dallas

January 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Outreach
Woodhaven Baptist Church
Full time
Apex, NC USA
http://www.woodhaven. org

Minister of Outreach

Woodhaven Baptist Church in Apex, NC is seeking a full-time Minister of Outreach to develop and lead a comprehensive outreach strategy for the church.  Located in an area consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the US, this position represents an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing suburban ministry. Qualifications include a Master’s of Divinity degree and 4 years of experience in a staff ministry positon or equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience working in a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church is preferred. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in establishing and leading church outreach strategies and programs and will have excellent people skills as well as excellent oral and written communication.

The full job description can be reviewed by visiting (under About Us, Church Ministry Team.)

If you are interested in this position please email your resume along with a personal testimony or statement of faith (i.e. explaining your relationship with Christ and your calling to ministry) and 3 references to Please include the words “Minister of Outreach” in the subject line. If you prefer, you may mail your resume and references to Woodhaven Baptist Church Personnel Committee, 4000 Kildaire Farm Road, Apex, NC 27539.

Andy Forbis

January 12, 2015
Church, Administration
Director of Development
Wesley Foundation at Florida State University
Full time
Tallahassee, Florida USA

The Wesley Foundation at Florida State University is seeking a Director of Development to help shape the future of one of the largest United Methodist campus ministries in the U.S.  FSUWF is a 3-building campus located adjacent to the FSU campus in Tallahassee, FL, whose mission is to be a distinctly Christian community, committed to the spiritual maturity of students, and to positively impact the FSU and TCC campuses and beyond.  The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and experienced self-starter with excellent people skills and an interest in college campus ministries. The Development Director will be responsible for establishing an ongoing program to financially support the ministry of FSUWF and will have full responsibility to lead in initiating, planning, and implementing necessary activities that will lead to meeting the fundraising goals in a timely manner.  Activities include (but may not be limited to) directing all fundraising programs of the FSUWF, developing an annual fundraising plan with goals and timelines, developing a fundraising budget for the Board of Director’s approval, working with volunteers, developing and securing major gifts, developing and successfully managing corporate and foundation grants, managing and developing the annual fund data base, and developing a new network of alumni supporters across the state of Florida. The position reports directly to the Campus Minister and Director of FSUWF.  Preferred credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations or related field; an MA, MS, or MBA degree; and a minimum of two years supervised professional experience.

E-mail or mail resume and work experience history by January 30, 2015 to or 705 West Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304.

Rev. Mike Toluba
Wesley Foundation

Rev. Mike Toluba