Job Opportunities

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

September 23, 2015
Facilitator/Conversational English Teacher
Educational Services Exchange with China (ESEC)
Full time
Beijing, Beijing China

No teaching certificate or ESL/TESOL training required.  Also no support-raising required. Help Chinese English teachers improve their spoken English while reflecting the love of Christ.

Facilitators lead dynamic conversational group activities in the classroom, teach about American culture and Christian values, and spend individual time with students outside the classroom. Chinese primary, middle, and high school English teachers come from all over the country to participate in the Total Immersion Program: 14 days of an English-only environment on the campus of Peking University in Beijing, China.  Facilitators may also travel to different cities in China to train teachers, university students, or working professionals in shorter English programs.

Required duties: lead groups of 20-50 adults, prepare lessons and activities, work as part of a team, live in community with other teachers, adapt to a new culture, work flexible hours.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in any subject, be a resident/passport holder of an English speaking country such as USA, Canada, Australia, U.K. Have a heart to serve Christ, possess a positive attitude, ability to collaborate in a team environment and the ability to adjust to last minute changes as necessary.

Compensation Details
$560/month stipend, housing and utilities provided, airfare reimbursement up to $1200, Chinese health insurance and training.

How to apply
Please go to our website to complete the online application: or contact Julia Harryvan at for more info.

Julia Harryvan

September 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister to Families
Augusta Road Baptist Church
Full time
Greenville, South Carolina USA

Minister to Families
Augusta Road Baptist Church
August 2015


Augusta Road Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Minister to Families to provide pastoral leadership to our congregation with emphasis on ministry among children and youth. In addition to overseeing all ministry activities for children and youth, this minister will partner with families and work to equip parents to participate in the spiritual formation of their children at home. The Minister to Families will also serve as a spiritual resource for the ARBC Preschool, After School, and Summer Camp Ministries. The Minister to Families will report directly to the Senior Pastor, and will work closely with the Preschool and After School/Summer Camp Directors.


Augusta Road Baptist Church is a loving, inclusive Christian community that seeks to live out our faith in Jesus Christ through worship, spiritual growth, ministries, and missions. We have served in Greenville, South Carolina (specifically the Augusta Road community) for over 90 years. We are a moderate Baptist congregation with a traditional liturgical worship style that partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina.

We are a smaller congregation, but our campus remains very active. Along with weekly worship and Bible study opportunities, we have a year-round Preschool Ministry, an After School and Summer Camp Ministry, as well as a part-time school that rents portions of our facilities. We also host a popular AA meeting on Mondays and Fridays each week, as well as important community meetings throughout the year.  Our congregation is involved in a variety of mission opportunities all year long, and we enjoy finding opportunities to share in fellowship with one another.

For several years the ARBC Children’s Ministry has been led by dedicated volunteers, and the ARBC Youth Ministry has been led by a part-time Interim Minister to Youth. In June of 2015, the Interim Minister to Youth announced his desire to retire, providing the congregation with an opportunity to explore solutions for our greatest needs for ministerial staff. We feel that the full-time Minister to Families position will serve as the best solution for addressing our ministry needs with both children and youth, making a powerful statement for our parents and the community that we are committed to ministry with the youngest generations. Though our Children’s and Youth Ministries are both small, the potential for growth in our community is great.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Lead planning and execution of all Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry Activities.
•    Oversee administration of Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry budgets.
•    Recruit, Equip, and manage volunteers to assist in planning and execution of Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry Activities.
•    Equip parents for leading the spiritual formation of their children in the home.
•    Maintain appropriate communication with families about church activities and ministry opportunities.
•    Support members of the Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry in activities outside of church.
•    Lead in outreach to families in the community to foster relationships and cultivate avenues for church membership.
•    Serve as a spiritual resource for the Preschool and After School Ministries.
•    Develop relationships with families registered in the Preschool and After School Ministries that build bridges with the congregation.
•    Assist in planning and execution of weekly worship services and special services throughout the year.
•    Assist Senior Pastor in pastoral care and hospital visitation as needed, especially with children and youth.
•    Oversee the work of Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and WCEP Support Teams.


The ideal candidate will be an ordained seminary graduate with ministry experience who is passionate about spiritual formation, and can ensure consistency in curriculum and programming as the youngest members of our community of faith grow from one stage of life to the next. This person will need to be able to cultivate relationships with people of all generations, effectively balance multiple ministry responsibilities, and recruit, equip, and lead volunteers to assist in ministry activities for children and youth. This person will need to be organized, able to plan ahead, and able to work within a staff team.


•    Increased involvement in the ARBC Children’s and Youth Ministries.
•    Development of mentoring relationships with children and youth within the congregation.
•    Development of opportunities that bridge the gap between the generations within the congregation.
•    Development of a spiritual formation plan that cultivates desired competencies as children grow from one life stage to the next, leading to opportunities for making a profession of faith in Christ as Lord.
•    Development of a volunteer network that will assist in ministry activities with children and youth.
•    Development of discussion and training opportunities to support parents in leading the spiritual formation of their children at home.
•    Development of activities for children and youth that strike an effective balance of learning, fun, fellowship, service.
•    Development of closer relationships with families in the ARBC Preschool and After School/Summer Camp Ministries.

Matt King

September 23, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Christian Education, Youth and Family Ministries
MacPherson Presbyterian Church
Full time
Fayetteville, North Carolina USA

We are seeking a person for a full time position to direct Sunday School, Youth Group, and Family Ministry programs. The duties include coordinating with Sessional teams to plan and implement activities and events for all ages of the congregation. Applicants should be dependable, motivated individuals who possess strong organizational and communications skills and a love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Scott Grumelot

September 11, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Justice Ministry Organizer
The Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Center
Full time
Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and St. Petersburg, FL., Florida USA

DART is hiring full-time justice ministry organizers for positions beginning January 11, 2016.  Positions are available in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and St. Petersburg, FL.

In order to build power for justice in their local communities, the organizers will:

-Build relationships of trust among clergy and lay leaders from diverse backgrounds, and deepen their participation in the work of their congregation’s justice ministry and the organization

-Train clergy and lay leaders in basic organizing skills, engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals to build their justice ministry

-Engage leaders in the research of viable solutions to community problems and ensure implementation by appropriate decision makers

-Build turnout for public meetings where 1,000+ people from assigned congregations are organized to demonstrate support for the identified solutions to community problems

-Build financial sustainability by ensuring timely dues collection among member congregations, and annually coordinating a major 6-8 week investment drive

-Assist in the annual recruitment of at least two new congregations

Training is provided through the DART Organizers Institute, the intensive five month field orientation for new DART organizers. This includes an initial on-site orientation followed by field training and a weekly reading/discussion curriculum covering basic organizing principles. Initial skill development focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on personal motivations, managing time effectively, running great meetings, building grassroots networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue selection. Vocational development continues through annual training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.

Starting salary is $34,000/year plus health benefits, with regular cost-of-living increases and performance-based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Retirement benefits begin after a prescribed period (usually one full year of employment).

Community organizing positions within the DART Network are competitive. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualities we look for include:

-Core passion for justice and equality
-Excellent relationship-building skills
-Exceptional work ethic
-Ambition for a long-term career organizing with DART
-Comfort working with religious institutions
-Fluency in Spanish or Creole preferred (not mandatory)

Applicants must also have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, and access to a car. Masters degree preferred.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an upcoming informational webinar. Sign up at

To learn more about DART and access the application, visit

You may also contact our Recruitment Director, Hannah Wittmer, with questions at:

Hannah Wittmer

September 10, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
Culpeper United Methodist Church
Full time
Culpeper, Virginia USA

Director of Children’s Ministry (full-time)
Culpeper United Methodist Church, in Culpeper, Virginia, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. This position requires the gifts of administration, organization, compassion, delegation, recruiting and training volunteers, and a genuine joy of sharing the love of Christ with children (pre-K to 5th grade). This growing program also requires the applicant to uphold the traditions of The United Methodist Church, the vision of Culpeper UMC, and possess the skills of connecting the church to the community. The application and job description will be sent upon request to Pastor Jessie Colwell, the Associate Pastor of Connect Ministries, at

Jessie Colwell

September 03, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Spiritual Formation
Harrisonburg Baptist Church
Full time
Harrisonburg, Virginia USA

The Minister of Spiritual Formation is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating the educational and discipleship ministries of Harrisonburg Baptist Church.

Mark White

September 03, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Christian Education
Manning United Methodist Church
Full time
Manning, South Carolina USA

Principal Function
    The Director of Christian Education (DCE) serves as a member of the church staff, directing and managing all Educational ministries of Manning United Methodist Church (MUMC), with a special emphasis on Children’s & Youth Ministries.  His/her main responsibility is to develop and lead in in ministries to, with, and by Children and Youth and their families.  His/her main objective is to foster and nurture Christian faith and discipleship in visible, fruitful ways in Children & Youth.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
a.    Plans and coordinates, in consultation with the Pastor, Superintendent of Sunday School, Council on Ministries and the Christian Education Committee, a goal-driven, well-rounded, multifaceted program of Christian Education, including Sunday School, Bible Study, and Spiritual Formation for all age groups, always seeking to involve both those in the community at large as well as in the membership of the church.
b.    Recruits, trains, resources and supports teachers and leaders for Sunday School and other Christian Educational and Formation ministries, including UMYF Counselors, chaperones, drivers, etc.  Serves in partnership with church ministry volunteers, and assists the Pastor as required.
c.    Is responsible for organizing leadership of regular weekly meetings of Children In Action (CIA) program for grades K5-5th Grade, including special off-campus “fun trips”.
d.    Is responsible for organizing leadership of regular weekly meetings of United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF), grades 6-12.  Plans and leads trips and off-site activities designed to foster spiritual growth and provide opportunities for fellowship through fun and recreation.  These will include connecting persons of student age with sub-District, District, Conference, Jurisdictional, national and international United Methodist-related programs.

We are recruiting and praying for a non-ordained person with a strong, demonstrated commitment to following Jesus Christ, who is enthusiastic, energetic, and creative in Christian Educational and Spiritual Formation leadership.  At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education or a related field, or the equivalent of education and experience to perform the duties of the DCE is required.  Previous experience in Christian Educational leadership preferred.  A United Methodist background, or a thorough knowledge of the denominational structures and programs, is preferred but not essential.

We can offer a very competitive package of salary and benefits, which is negotiable based upon training and experience.

A full Job Description may be obtained from, and further questions may be directed to, the Rev. Randy Smith, Pastor, at, or Dr. Spencer Jordan, SPRC Chairperson, at  Resumes should be directed to both persons.

Randy Smith

August 31, 2015
Church, Ministry
Middle School Youth Director
Triangle Presbyterian Church
Part time
Durham, NC United States

Middle School Youth Director – Part-time
Durham, NC

Triangle Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time middle school youth director to plan and implement an intentional, relational ministry for youth in grades 6-8.  The middle school youth director reports to the Associate Pastor for Youth and Families and works closely with youth ministry leaders and volunteers to create age-appropriate teaching plans and activities for weekly youth group meetings (Sunday afternoons).  Other responsibilities include coordinating Sunday School teachers for weekly Sunday School class, assist with planning Vacation Bible School lessons and activities, and participating in regular planning meetings and annual events such as summer camp and 8th grade retreat.

This position requires a love for Jesus Christ, a desire to build meaningful relationships with youth and their families, and a servant’s heart.  Applicants must have a Reformed Evangelical faith and an associate’s degree.  Formal, theological training is preferred.  Other requirements include experience working with youth and families with demonstrated ability to build authentic relationships and plan/coordinate activities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and ability to multi-task.  This is a part-time position requiring 20 hours per week and a flexible schedule.  

To apply, e-mail or fax a cover letter and resume to the TPC Search Committee:

Carey Mitchell

August 31, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Lillington Baptist Church
Full time
lillington, NC USA

Lillington Baptist Church, Lillington, N.C., seeks a full-time pastor to lead our church into a new chapter in our history. We are a Baptist congregation committed to Baptist distinctives, focusing on the inspirational worship of God and applying the Bible to all areas of life. Our congregation is mission minded with a good history of cooperative and hands-on missions. We affirm both men and women to serve as deacons in the church. We desire a pastor who has strong preaching skills, is a leader in guiding and directing the church spiritually and administratively, and has a servant’s heart. The successful candidate will have a strong calling to the pastoral ministry, hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree, and possess some years of experience in congregational ministry. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit résumés by Nov. 15 to Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 160, Lillington, NC 27546 or to

Amanda Salmon

August 31, 2015
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor for Membership and Family Ministry
Community Church at Tellico Village
Full time
Loudon, TN USA

Community Church at Tellico Village is seeking an Associate Pastor of Membership and Family Ministries.  CCTV is a 1400 member interdenominational church located SW of Knoxville, TN in a planned community on Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  The church is affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches. The ideal candidate possesses a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrates a true desire to shape his/her ministry by the Great Commandment. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.  S/he is a mature “people-person” with leadership skills who has a passion for: preaching, developing fellowship, and spiritual growth ministries. Ministers from all denominations may apply. M. Div. required.  If interested, visit us at and post resume to Otherwise mail to TVCC Search Team, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.

Tellico Village Community Church