Job Opportunities

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

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
RISE Student Pastor
Covenant UMC
Full time
Greer, SC USA

Director of RISE Student Ministry (“RISE”)

Purpose of RISE

RISE is the student ministry at Covenant whose purpose is to Ignite Faith and Change Lives of students (grades 6th-12th) by pointing them to an active and transforming relationship with Jesus Christ through Worship, Evangelism, Missions, Fellowship, and Discipleship.

Purpose of RISE Student Pastor

The purpose of the RISE Student Pastor (“Student Pastor”) is to shepherd and direct the RISE students and their parents to a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ along with equipping and empowering adult volunteers for the work of the RISE ministry, and for the building up of the body of Christ and God’s kingdom.

Primary Duties of Student Pastor

1.    Report to Senior and Executive Pastor while also being accountable to Staff Parish Relations Committee.
2.    Recruit, coordinate, train, equip and supervise volunteers and other RISE staff (as applicable) for all ministry areas of RISE including Sunday Night RISE (“SNR”), RISE Small Groups (“RISE Groups”) Sunday Checkpoints, missions, retreats and other special events.
3.    Coordinate with Worship & Music Ministry for scheduling and support of “Rise” Student Praise Band and “RESOUND” Student Choir.
4.    Maintain and develop ministry areas that are integrated with Covenant’s vision, mission and ministries to “Reach, Teach, and Engage”.  
5.    Develop and/or approve curriculum and material taught to RISE students.
6.    Coordinate and publish a fall & spring semester calendar and a summer calendar for RISE that includes dates of SNR and any special events occurring during each period.
7.    Build and maintain meaningful relationships with existing RISE students both on and off the Covenant campus while reaching out to unchurched students in the surrounding communities, neighborhoods, and schools.
8.    Participate in large and small group mentoring of students and equip volunteers to do the same.
9.    Build and maintain a communication system effective with students, volunteers, and parents.
10.    Oversee our Student Ministry Team (“RISE Council”) and provide leadership in establishing short and long term goals and effectiveness in all areas of RISE.
11.    Teach annual confirmation classes.
12.    Formulate annual budget and maintain fiscal responsibility throughout the year.


1.    A love for Jesus and devotion to Him with a professing conviction that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for individuals who desire a personal relationship with God.
2.    Strong understanding of Scripture and a strong ability to communicate God’s Word to teenage students and adult volunteers.
3.    Exceptional leadership, relational, and communication skills with students and adults;
4.    A humble spirit that understands the importance of Biblical authority and accountability in the life of a pastor.
5.    Awareness of and attitude of compliance with UMC Safe Sanctuary policies.

Jon Pasek

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church
Part time
Atlanta, GA United States

Haygood Memorial UMC is located in the intown Atlanta neighborhood of Morningside, two miles west of the Emory campus.  We are seeking a Director of Youth Ministry (20-25 hours a week).  At Haygood, we believe our teenagers are a vital part of our vibrant church and we model our faith through our commitment to them.  The Director of Youth Ministry will partner with our church community in raising our children as disciples of Christ, putting their faith in action through service inside and outside the church.  Responsibilities include recruiting and growing our established middle and high school weekly programs (Sunday school, Wednesday evening programming, and Sunday evening youth gathering) as well as leading Confirmation and periodic outings, mission trips, and weekend retreats. Candidates should demonstrate the following characteristics: commitment to Christian discipleship and the United Methodist Church; passion about youth ministry and working with teenagers; strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills; teamwork and team-building skills to work effectively with parents, volunteers, and church leadership.  Position Requirements: bachelor’s degree, some theological training, experience working with youth in the life of the church.

Lynette Slovensky

June 19, 2015
Director of Christian Education/ Director of Family & Children Ministry
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Dunn, NC USA

350+ member Presbyterian church in small city between Raleigh and Fayetteville seeks qualified DCE to lead all phases of education and family ministry. Not an ordained position. Congregation seeks to re-invent church school, invigorate youth program and offer consistently excellent adult education to its well-educated and largely professional base of members.

Dr. Duane Hix
910-892-4121 or 919-819-7198

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Ministry Assistant
Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church
Full time
Lawrenceburg, KY USA

Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church ( is a well-established church in the community of Lawrenceburg, KY, who is committed to leading unified missions and ministries in Christ for the transformation of the world.  This worshipping congregation of 100 - 125 seeks a full-time Ministry Assistant who will oversee the youth program and will help in leading worship.   The primary responsibilities of the Ministry Assistant will be to provide leadership in youth programming and missions, develop relationships with the youth, families, and congregants, and provide support in the weekly worship and day-to-day ministries of the church.

Qualifications include:
•    Education in youth and music ministry
•    Experience that demonstrates success in youth and worship ministry
•    Servant leadership skills and the ability to lead teams with a team work attitude
•    Spiritual role model
•    Strong organization skills
•    Strong computer skills with proficiency in presentation software
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information or to submit a resume with a cover letter, contact Pastor Karen Stigall at

Karen Stigall
(502) 839-3971

June 19, 2015
Senior Pastor
St. Paul Baptist Church of Baltimore City, Inc.
Full time
baltimore, MD U.S.

The Saint Paul Baptist Church of Baltimore, Maryland is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach His Word.   Our  next pastor must be responsible for the biblical and spiritual obligations  as outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 and also be a man  after God’s own heart
(I Samuel 13:14).  The candidate has to be a born again baptized believer in Jesus Christ and have the ability to fulfill the spiritual needs of the congregation through visitations, prayer, conducting weddings and funerals and administering the Ordinances of the Church.  We are seeking a visionary with strong leadership skills who preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaches sound Baptist Doctrine, engages in pastoral care, directs Christian growth and development and promotes missions and the Great Commission for increasing the Kingdom of God.  

The Saint Paul Baptist Church, Inc. has been in existence for one hundred four years.  The active membership is approximately two hundred and there are eighteen ministries.  Our church is committed to fulfill the church mission: the enhancement and advancement of the Kingdom of God.  It seeks to attain this through Worship, the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, consistent Christian living by its members, evangelism, missionary endeavors, teaching of sound Baptist Doctrine and Christian Education.

Armstead Crawley Jones

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Rector (Curate)
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA

Reporting directly to the Rector, the Curate will assist the Rector in all sacerdotal roles and will have principle responsibility for the church’s ministry to families with young children and youth, newcomers, pastoral care and Christian education.   He or she will work to attract and bring families with children to the knowledge and love of God and, by word and example, encourage all people in their lives in Christ.

Assist the Rector in all work needed to minister to this parish and lead this parish to fulfill its calling in evangelism and church growth and development.

The Curate will:
•    Develop, grow and expand “Family Ministries” in concert with the goals of the church.
•    Assist with every sacerdotal aspect of the worship life of the church.
•    Perform baptisms, weddings and funerals.
•    Take responsibility for newcomers (welcoming/integration).
•    Assist with pastoral responsibilities and coordination.
•    Provide support for the Christ Church Day School.
•    Support parish activities.
•    Develop intergenerational activities.
•    Train, recruit and coordinate Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors.
•    Work with Rector and Youth Minister(s) to develop Family Programming to promote the Gospel and the growth of the church.
•    Develop Saturday Evening Worship opportunity.
•    Build an intentional connection with the Day School
•    Work with our Justice Ministry and continue to involve the families and children, teens and young adults in Mission Trips (local, regionally and international)
•    Develop and lead Christian Formation for young families and children of all ages.
•    Direct or facilitate First Communion Classes; Confirmation Programs for Teens.
•    Assist with Christian education programming for adults.
•    Lead or facilitate First Communion and Confirmation classes (Teens and Adults).
•    Work with the staff to develop Christ Church as a parish that welcomes and helps young families in their spiritual development in every way to the degree that the parish is known as such in this community.
•    Program Development, Planning and Budgeting (includes fundraising).
•    Support Sunday Christian Education Program for Nursery through Middle School.  This will include assisting the Youth Minister.

Search Committee

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor for Teen and Young Adult Ministries
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA

Reporting directly to the Rector, the Pastor for Teens and Young Adults will assist in all aspects of parish life, taking full responsibility for the church’s teens and young adult ministries.  He or she will work to bring teens and young people to the knowledge and love of God and, by word and example, encourage all people in their lives in Christ.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities:
•    Evangelism and Church Growth.
•    Program Development, Planning and Budgeting (includes some fundraising)
•    Identifying, Recruiting, Training and Leading volunteers and leaders.
•    Ministry-related Communications to Parish and Community.
•    Church School Christian Education Program for Middle School.
•    Coordinate Acolyte leadership for worship.
•    Small Groups (CORE) for Middle School and High School (Teen Alpha)
•    Specific Education and Worship Opportunities:  Confirmation Classes and Experiences; opportunity to collaborate with the Contemporary and Traditional Music directors.
•    Justice Ministry.
•    Mission Trips (local, regionally and international)  We are inclined to focus our CORE and Young Adult programming on a fulfilling goal of a Mission.  There is little merit in constant training without defined application.  We know missions to be effective in building an awareness of person’s relationship with God and the community of faith.

    To be developed:
•    An intentional connection with the Day School.
•    A Ministry to Young Adults.
•    Regional and Diocesan cooperative ventures.

Search Committee

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
University Baptist Church
Full time
Baltimore, MD USA

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative, and servant leadership to the congregation of University Baptist Church so the congregation might ful-fill its mission as a light of Christ in the City of Baltimore.  The Senior Pastor relates to and connects with multiple generations and a diverse congregation within an urban environment.  In addition, the pastor represents the congregation in denominational or community organizations and activities to learn new ways that the church can support and engage with the surrounding area.  Recognizing the importance of spiritual health and one’s personal relationship with God, the Senior Pastor takes time for regular prayer, Bible study, rest, and recreation.  Lastly, the Senior Pastor extends God’s grace to others and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, and humble.
Applications (Resume and Cover Letter) must be submitted both via email to AND via mail to University Baptist Church
Attention Pastor Search Committee 3501 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Sharon Smith

June 12, 2015
Director of Christian Education
Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
Part time

In coordination with the pastor the Director of Christian Education will plan the Christian education programs for children as well as to train church members for the task of teaching and leading Christian education in a shared capacity.

1.    Coordinate education programs with the Children and Youth Committee (CYC) by:            
Acquiring and adapting curriculum materials;
Recruiting, training and supporting teachers;
Collaborating with teachers for long-range and short-term planning of curriculum, lessons and activities (Workshop Rotation Model);
2.    Attend monthly meetings of Children and Youth Committee and assisting with the development of budgetary requirements and responsibilities;
3.    Participate in Sunday morning activities;
4.    Performing other duties as required or requested by the pastor or the session.

Mindy Douglas

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
First Baptist Church of Clayton
Part time
Clayton, NC USA

Minister of Children: First Baptist Church of Clayton, N.C., prayerfully seeks an individual to lead our congregation’s children in their walk with our Savior. The primary responsibility of the Minister of Children is to plan and coordinate a comprehensive program for the preschool and children’s ministry of the church. The program should undergird the spiritual, emotional, and social development of the children as it relates to their becoming and growing as Christians.  

The position is a part-time position (anticipated 3 days/week) that reports directly to the pastor and works closely with parents and volunteers in carrying out the duties of this position. The position also provides supervision to the director of the FBC Child Development Center, which is a full-day preschool for children ages birth through four years old.  

Interested persons should send a letter of interest and résumé to or to Gwen Canady, 2348 Stephanie Ln., Clayton NC 27520.

Gwen Canady