Job Opportunities

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

August 24, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
West End United Methodist Church
Full time
Nashville, Tennessee USA

West End United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for the position of Minister of Youth. The Minister of Youth is a full-time member of the Church’s staff. The position generally requires a 40-hour work week which includes working Sundays and four weekdays, with alternate workdays and extended hours occasionally required. The position is salaried/exempt and competitive benefits are provided.

The position requires a person with sound Christian beliefs who enjoys working directly with middle school and high school students. The Youth Minister will provide planning, oversight and coordination of all aspects of the Church’s youth ministry.  This includes creating and implementing a strong and creative curriculum; developing relationships with the youth, their parents, other staff and ministry areas and local ministry partners; and planning and attending church, regular outreach events, mission events and special activities and retreats, both in town and out of town.   Desired skills include: excellent teacher, team builder, communicator, organizer, project manager, and coordinator of parent and other volunteers. The candidate should also be flexible with a good sense of humor, as well as having strong computer and social media skills.   

M. Divinity and degree in religious studies or related studies, or five (5) years experience in youth ministries or similar position preferred.
For a more detailed job description and to apply, please go to:

Melanie Paulson

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

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
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministry
Apex UMC Family of Faith
Full time
Apex, North Carolina USA

The Apex Family of Faith Communities is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry for our Apex UMC campus. This position will have responsibilities for recruiting and developing servant leaders, planning special events such as Vacation Bible School, preparing Sunday School curriculum (birth-5th grade), and creating opportunities for families to grow their faith together.

The ideal applicant is a mature Christian with a clear sense of calling to serve children and families. Superior interpersonal skills and a strong desire to build and be part of a team are critical attributes being sought in applicants. A bachelor’s degree in Education is preferred and ideally a minimum of three years relevant work experience.

Please submit applications for the position by sending a cover letter to with “Director of Children’s Ministry” in the subject line. The target start date is September 24th, and the position will remain open until filled. Interviews will begin the week of August 24th.

TIm Catlett

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
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 11, 2015
Church, Ministry, Counseling, Education
Norris Religious Fellowship
Full time
Norris, Tennessee USA

The Norris Religious Fellowship, a community church (member ICCC) in the small town of Norris, TN, is seeking a spiritual leader.  We looking for an open-minded, non-judgmental leader, counselor, and guide.  Must be a graduate of an accredited Christian seminary, ordained in a community or mainline protestant church.  Position available March, 2015, deadline for applications October 31, 2015.  For further information contact or Norris Religious Fellowship Search Committee, P.O. Box 1069, Norris, TN 37828

Susan Miller

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pensacola Beach Community Church
Full time
Pensacola Beach, Florida USA

The Pensacola Beach Community Church is seeking a dynamic Pastor to preach and minister to a congregation of about 120 younger and older members. Worship service attendance averages 75. The called Pastor will lead, guide, and counsel us as we grow our church membership, conduct our Churche's mission (Building God's Beach Community), and enhance the impact of the ministry of our Church in this resort community. Compensation $50,000 (negotiable) and parsonage (1st year),annual adjustments as we and our Pastor grow together. Church information and virtual tour of Sanctuary and fellowship hall are available at Resumes may be sent to

leslie solymossy

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.
Full time
Sanford, NC USA

Buffalo Church, the oldest Presbyterian Church in Lee County, was founded in 1797 by Scot folk who settled this region.  The present church building is the fourth to be built on this site.  It was erected in 1879 and was dedicated in the pastorate of the Reverend William Sterling Lacy in 1880.  The gallery in this building was once used largely by ex-slaves who were members and continued to attend long after the Civil War.

Eight other Presbyterian Churches have been established through the Buffalo Church.

In 2014, Buffalo preformed major renovations to our beloved church with the addition of two new handicap bathrooms in our education building.  Also, in our sanctuary, carpet and lighting fixtures were replaced by the generous efforts of a member.  We also refinished our hardwood floors.  Another generous member donated a new sound system.  

We are a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA and the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.

Patrick S Kelly

August 11, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Pastor
Christ UMC
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC, a 20-year-old church of approximately 1,000 members located just minutes from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a number of schools, and a population set to grow dramatically in the next few years...

…is seeking a full-time youth pastor who will dream, vision, build relationships, teach, learn, and lead a thriving youth program into God’s good future.

The ideal candidate loves Jesus, sees him or herself as a dreamer, is creative and thinks outside the box, is a dynamic leader, but also knows how to delegate, equip and support teams.

He or she is comfortable fielding tough, thought-provoking questions, reading and wrestling with Scripture and imagining how Scripture might come alive for the young and young at heart.

The ideal candidate is also compassionate, playful and adventurous, curious and encouraging, and demonstrates a passionate love for God and all of God’s creation.

This person will take the reins of a healthy, robust youth program, a solid team of youth advisors and a newly renovated youth building complete with a study area, offices, a coffee bar and a gathering space for over 100 students.

Here’s the fine print. The candidate must have:

-a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited institution
-education or certification in youth and family ministry or a related program and 2 to 5 years experience in youth ministry
-an understanding of United Methodist polity and doctrine
-strong organizational and communication skills
-a proven track record of implementing new programs and initiatives
-the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people

If this is you, please submit your resume to

Katherine Kubel