Job Opportunities

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

April 07, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor for Youth & Discipleship
First Baptist Church
Full time
Burlington, NC USA

The Associate Pastor for Youth and Discipleship shall assist the Senior Pastor in the development and administration of the student ministries and discipleship ministries of the church.  The AP’s primary task shall be to disciple children and youth, recruit, equip, organize, recognize and spiritually support laypersons that are called to use their gifts in ministry in the areas of Student Ministries and Discipleship.

The equipping functions of this position include but are not limited to:
•    Provide leadership and training support for the adult and youth discipleship ministries.
•    Provide oversight to the Sunday Church School staff; review and order all curriculum; coordinate training retreats;
•    Assist in the design and implementation of spiritual growth and mission opportunities.
•    Coordinate training opportunities for ministry volunteers.

The recruitment functions of this position include but are not limited to:
•    Develop and implement recruitment strategy for students preschool-college age.
•    Recruit volunteers for the student ministries ministry area.  
•    Assist with the organization of programs to help members discover and use their gifts in an appropriate ministry.

Organize and Administer
The organizational and administrative functions of this position include but are not limited to:
•    Provide organizational and administrative leadership to youth and children’s ministries
•    Develop a thriving 21st Century Student Ministry that is relevant, engaging, and faith focused.  
•    Coordinate our church’s outreach to college age persons within Alamance County.
•    Support the lay leaders of adult discipleship ministries;
•    Foster effective communication with children, parents/guardians, and volunteers in order to build and maintain positive relationships with all children and their parents/guardians of the FBC congregation.
•    Engage with youth & young adults within their age context and communication channels. Especially as it relates to leveraging social media toward the end of connecting with youth and younger adults.
•    Assist senior pastor with program and administrative responsibilities as needed.

Pastoral responsibilities
•    Participate in worship leadership of Sunday morning worship services and weekly Bible study (The person will have primary teaching responsibility for middle and high school students.)
•    Provide pastoral care to children, youth and college age members and their families.  
•    Preach and teach as needed.
•    Participate in staff retreats, staff meetings and other learning opportunities as requested by the Senior Pastor.
•    All other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor.


➢    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) four-year college or university.

➢    Master’s degree required from an accredited institution. A Master of Divinity degree (Residential) from a seminary accredited by ATS is strongly preferred.

➢    2 years of previous experience in ministry to children, youth, or college ministry strongly preferred. (Volunteer or Paid)

➢    Experience in ministry in a multi-staff church setting preferred.

➢    Must be a Licensed Minister. Ordination strongly preferred.

Personal Characteristics

➢    A Christ-centered, Biblically-rooted, sincere faith in Christ which is expressed in healthy, genuine, loving relationships with others.

➢    Must possess excellent communication skills both written and spoken.

➢    A team player that works well with lay volunteers, administrative and ministerial staff.

➢    Evidence of Christian character as demonstrated in a life of prayer, worship, confidentiality, participation in the life of the church, tithing and serving others.

➢    An energy level compatible for the demands of a growing church.

➢    A visionary person who is open to change.

➢    A passion for seeing people in an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

Professional Competencies

•    Understands the youth culture and able to relate and build relationship with youth.
•    Possess an inherent desire for accepting major challenges, developing clear measurements and feedback mechanisms, and meeting commitments through persistence and results.
•    Have the organizational skills to define long-range plans/vision for the ministry as it relates to FBC’s vision.
•    Have the ability to inspire and attract children, youth, their parents/guardians, and young adults through genuine love and commitment.
•    Have a passion and desire for effective leadership development, mentoring, and succession planning within their ministry team.
•    Ability to minister to changing demographic of the area that is increasingly Hispanic.
•    Exhibits a Christ-like character that leads/follows with integrity, humility, compassion, and selflessness. Must have the heart of a shepherd.
Please forward all inquiries and resumes to: All resumes should be submitted, no later than, May 7, 2014.

Rev. Dray A. Bland
(336) 486-2532

April 04, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Millbrook UMC
Full time
Raleigh, NC USA

Millbrook UMC in Raleigh NC is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. This person will minister to youth at Millbrook and those in the local community teaching them to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Millbrook has adopted a sustainable youth ministry model as described in the book Sustainable Youth Ministy by Mark DeVries. The Director must have a Bachelor degree or 2-3 years comparable experience.

Kevin Nelson

April 04, 2014
Director for Discipleship Southwestern College
Southwestern College
Full time
Winfield, Kansas USA

Responsibilities: Leadership of the Discipleship Southwestern service-learning team which requires close work with students, faculty and staff relative to faith formation of emerging adults. Service on the church relations committee and the service-learning council for the support and coordination of shared goals. Work closely with the college’s Office of Admission to market Discipleship Southwestern and meet student recruitment goals for the Discipleship service learning team and the Christian Discipleship studies minor. Build and sustain relationships with area youth ministers, camp directors, campus ministers as well as the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church and other church organizations. Support academic instruction on relevant subject matter in collaboration with faculty and academic departments to support the general curriculum and college vision.

Special qualifications: Candidates must be able to demonstrate a theological foundation in the principles and practices of Christian discipleship. Candidates must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations and as a team.

Experience: Candidates are expected to have a faithful Christian witness and an appreciation for the Wesleyan theological tradition. Candidates must possess program planning, event planning, travel planning and mentoring skills with a minimum of one to three years of relevant experience in a setting committed to Christian faith formation. Previous experience with fiscal management and a proficiency in the utilization of social media is strongly preferred.

Education: Masters of Divinity or Masters of Arts in Christian Education, Practical Theology, Youth Ministry, Biblical Studies or Theological Studies or related field required. Core competencies: Faith Formation, Planning, Mentoring, Communication.

Dr. Cheryl Rude

April 04, 2014
Church, Ministry
Student Ministry Team: Coordinator, Assistant Director
University UMC
Full time
San Antonio, TX USA

The candidate should love and follow Jesus, love students and their families. The best candidate will need to operate within a team, as part of system, in highly innovative ways. The candidate needs to have the ability to Coordinate two parts of our Disciple Making System (DMS) while partnering with the other Coordinator responsible for the other two phases, under the direction of the Student Ministry Team: Lead, Aaron Buttery. The DMS is how we move to our vision of making disciples to transform the community and culture of northern San Antonio. The DMS phase’s organize our efforts and move us into our vision. This position will be the lead staff person responsible for two of these areas. They are:
•    Reach: Do I know you?
•    Rally: Do you know Jesus?
•    Resemble: Do you follow Jesus?
•    Ready: Do you make disciples?
Candidates may complete the job application found at our website or e-mail a request to Debbie Vignes at with the subject line “Student Ministry Team: Coordinator.” With other questions, please contact Aaron Buttery at email address or phone number listed below.

Aaron Buttery
(210) 540-6703

April 04, 2014
Church, Ministry
lcKids Children's Ministry Summer Intern
Long's Chapel UMC
Full time
Lake Junaluska , NC USA

Position Dates: This position is for approximately eight weeks during the summer. The exact start and end dates can be determined by lcKids Staff and Intern.

lcKids Mission Statement—To love, serve, and equip children and their families to develop personal friendships with Jesus and to become His disciples.

Overview-  The lcKids Summer Intern helps the children’s ministry accomplish the lcKids ministry mission statement through collaboration, planning, support, prayer, and hands-on leadership. This position also serves to achieve academic goals set forth by the school of the Intern.  
Description and Responsibilities:
•    Partnering with lcKids staff to ensure success of ministry.
•    Acting as a positive spirit within the greater church community to support the work of lcKids.
•    Create, implement and lead lessons, games, etc. for our unique Summer Sunday School program for Kindergarten through 56rs.
•    Supporting the work of Ministry Team members as they coordinate Special Events/continuous ministry areas as needed
o    Summer Arts Camp
o    Vacation Bible School
o    Fabtastic Fridays
o    4th of July
o    Welcome Baby
o    Hospitality
o    Promotions & Publicity
o    56rs  
•    Attend weekly Staff meetings with both lcKids staff and church staff.
•    Various other duties as assigned by lcKids staff as needed.
•    Pray actively for the ministry.

Time Commitment:  The Summer Intern is to work as if a full time paid employee for 8 to 9 weeks during the summer.

Special Talents/Skills Preferred:  Optimism, passion, planning, balancing tasks, supportive nature, willingness to lean on faith, servant’s heart, creativity, excitement. Courage.

Resources and Training Provided:   One on one training with lcKids and Church staff.

Leah Mehaffey
(828) 456-3993 ext 34

April 02, 2014
Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life
Elon University
Full time
Elon, NC USA

•    Build relationships with Protestant students, faculty, staff
•    Provide pastoral and spiritual care to any and all members of the Elon community
•    Assess needs, envision solutions, and respond to needs of Protestant populations
•    Offer weekly ecumenical protestant liturgies and ministries: pastoral, study, discussions, etc. for mainline Christian seekers and practitioners
•    Build connection with Protestant groups (8), student and affiliate leaders
•    Supervise 10 Protestant affiliate staff members (3 Campus Outreach, 2 Intervarsity, 2 College Life, 1 LEAF, 1 Presbyterian, 1 Gospel ministry); manage all new Protestant requests for ministry and recognition on campus.
•    Organize and implement special services for Protestants: Moravian Love Feast, Family weekend worship (in conjunction with Chaplain)
•    Represent the needs of Protestant students, faculty and staff on the Chaplain’s team
•    Assist with development and implementation of Roots, First year summer experience for spiritual leadership (June 18-24)
•    Inspire and train protestant staff and students to engage in multi-faith service and events, and lead in the programming and event planning for Protestants, within and across religious lines
•    Build relationship with Catholic Christian students, staff, and leaders, and also with Muslim and Jewish staff and affiliates
•    Interface, on behalf of Protestants,  with the multi-faith initiatives of Elon University
•    Interface, on behalf of the Truitt Center, with the Kernodle Center and Greek Life
•    Leverage the resources of the local Protestant community to be accessible to and to offer service to university populations
•    Administer budget and reporting for protestant ministries
•    Membership on Chaplain’s multi-faith planning team
•    Step in, as needed, as public spokesperson for university religious and spiritual life—prayers, meditations,  other campus leadership
•    Serve, as Chaplain in residence (several hours weekly) in one residential neighborhood
•    Attend Student Life Division meetings, Truitt Center staff meetings
•    Report to the University Chaplain

Jan Register
(336) 278-7729

April 02, 2014
Assistant Chaplain
Elon University
Full time
Elon, NC USA

•    Provide pastoral and spiritual care to any and all members of the Elon community
•    Supervise and train Truitt Center interns: PR, engagement and interfaith events and activities
o    Plan and run (with Chaplain & other staff) fall and winter intern retreats and training events
•    Supervise and coordinate Numen Lumen: A Thursday inspiration, and its student leadership
•    Organize and implement—with student leaders—special events: Diwali, Holi, Lights and Luminaries, campus fest participation
•    Organize and implement—with student leaders—weekly music hour in Numen Lumen Pavilion
•    Organize and Implement Communications plan for Truitt Center and Multi-faith initiative
•    Coordinate Numen Lumen Pavilion facilities management:
o    Moving and set ups, Aramark orders, technology for Truitt Center events
o    Scheduling and calendar for Numen Lumen Pavilion and Holt Chapel
o    Building improvements for religious houses and Numen Lumen Pavilion
o    Maintain use statistics
•    Administer office budget and student leadership budget, report re student leadership, interns, and programming
•    Organize and implement annual Interfaith Leadership Institute training with students
•    Advise, with Anthony Hatcher, Better Together LLC
•    Convene, lead, and support monthly Multi-faith student council (MFC)
•    Support Multi –faith Student Leadership Program (with Chaplain) MFSLP
•    Meetings  with Truitt Center staff, VP  Council, Deans and Directors of Student Life, Student Life Division, Multi-faith advisory committee
•    Participate in Roots, first year summer spiritual leadership experience
•    Report to Chaplain

Jan Register
(336) 278-7729

April 01, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Adult Ministries
Reveille United Methodist Church
Part time
Richmond, Virginia USA

Reveille United Methodist Church, a thriving 1600 member congregation in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a qualified person for a half-time Director of Adult Ministries.  The position is responsible for leading the adult education functions of the church.  Specifically, the successful candidate will support Christian education and faith formation for adults, identify and manage educational resources, assist Sunday school leaders in identifying educational topics, materials, and resources, recruit, train, and equip Sunday school and small group leaders, and encourage and enable adults to share their faith journeys and stories.  

The successful candidate must possess the appropriate combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully implement the duties and responsibilities of the position.  Hiring range $20,000-$25,000 per year.

Qualified candidates should send their résumé and cover letter via email.

Sharon Humphreys

April 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
Full time
Marietta, GA USA

Summary: The Youth Minister is a full time, lay staff member who reports directly to the Rector (senior pastor) and leads the Youth Ministries of the parish, primarily for teens in 6th through 12th grades. The mission of the parish and of this ministry is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ. The Youth Minister will collaborate with the Rector, staff and volunteer youth ministry leadership to pursue this mission and the attached vision for Youth Ministry.

St. Peter and St. Paul is an Episcopal parish in sub-urban Atlanta, with ~1200 active members, with average weekend attendance of ~400 people (from three services). Our membership includes ~150 people in grades 6 through 12. We have an active Sunday School for all ages, periodic evening youth group activities, and occasional mission trips, retreats and other activities. Average attendance for Sunday School in grades 6-12 is roughly 30-45. Average attendance at Youth Group activities is roughly 15-20. The 2014 winter Youth Retreat gathered 28 kids from grades 6-12 for a weekend away.

Basic responsibilities:
•    Oversee, organize and grow the Youth Ministry of the parish through shared leadership, collaborating with the Rector, staff and volunteer youth leadership,
•    Support the ministry of the whole parish, and the integration of youth into parish life as full members of the church, including Acolytes and Youth Choir,
•    Form pastoral connections with the youth and their families, primarily 6th through 12th graders; secondarily college age, and young children (in coordination with the Children’s Ministry),
•    Develop a leadership team for Youth Ministry for a depth of effective leadership, discernment, accountability and connection to the parish,
•    Organize and lead evening Youth Groups for relational and experiential growth in Christian discipleship,
•    Develop Sunday School curricula and leaders for grades 6 – 12 and a youth confirmation class,
•    Organize and lead special activities including service projects, youth retreats, mission trips, and a bi-annual pilgrimage for spiritual growth,
•    Identify, recruit, train, support and motivate leaders and volunteers,
including training in “Safeguarding God’s Children” and “Safeguarding God’s People” (for the prevention of abuse and sexual misconduct in the church). Ideally, the Youth Minister will become qualified to lead this training in the parish,
•    The Youth Minister, leaders and volunteers should teach, mentor, care pastorally (for kids and parents) and facilitate & empower teens to be disciples and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ,
•    Prepare and manage the approved youth ministry program budget (for 2014: $18,625).

•    A Christian committed to Jesus Christ, and to the church as the body of Christ.
•    Personal and professional character that demonstrates an authentic commitment to Christ and Christian standards, providing a good model for all ages.
•    A passionate desire to help teens become disciples and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
•    Demonstrated skills and attributes in:
o    Christian maturity, grounded in a life of daily prayer, regular worship and Bible study,
o    Building trusting relationships with teens and adults,
o    Relational and experiential ministry,
o    Responsibility, organization and effective, healthy communication,
o    Initiative, solution-oriented problem solving, reliability and accountability,
o    Group/team leadership, mentoring, teaching, facilitation,
•    A demonstrated ability to work with, learn from and motivate youth and their parents,
•    A demonstrated ability to manage conflict with teens and parents,
•    A demonstrated ability to recruit, raise up and support volunteer leaders,
•    A understanding of and respect for the Anglican/Episcopal tradition,
•    A demonstrated ability to work graciously with people of various backgrounds and views,
•    Demonstrated good judgment in boundaries (personal and professional) and in the wise and responsible use of technology and social media.
•    Skills with music are a plus.

Education and experience:
•    An Undergraduate Degree
•    At least two years experience, demonstrating an ability to grow and sustain a vibrant youth ministry.

Physical demands:
The Youth Minister will engage in overnight retreats, outdoor games and activities, mission trips and other physically demanding tasks.

Background check:
Employment is contingent on a successful completion of criminal background check.
Three references are required, including at least one personal and one professional reference.

Compensation and benefits:
The position is full time, with salary and benefits (which currently include medical & dental insurance and a 403(b) retirement benefit). Annual salary range is $35,000 – 45,000, depending upon training, experience and demonstrated abilities.

Submit a cover letter and resume by May 15 to The Rev. Tom Pumphrey via email.  

The Rev. Thomas C. Pumphrey
(770) 977-7473

April 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
Full time
Durham, North Carolina USA

Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness - Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, located in downtown Durham, NC, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness.  The position is part-time to full-time, overtime exempt, 30-40 hours per week.  Master of Divinity degree or equivalent preferred; United Methodist affiliation or background a plus. Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references, and statement of interest to For a full job description, visit church website.