Job Opportunities

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

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Missional Discipleship
Peak UMC
Part time
Apex, NC USA

Director of Missional Discipleship (Adults and Youth) - Peak Campus

Part-Time (30 hours) – Rolling Applications; The Peak Campus – Apex, NC

The Apex UMC Family of Faith Communities is seeking a Director of Missional Discipleship to serve 30 hours per week as a member of our Peak team. The Director of Missional Discipleship is responsible for helping both youth and adults become well-rounded disciples who seek to love God, love others, and deepen their engagement with the world around them For adults, our Peak Groups are the primary vehicle by which we seek to accomplish this mission.  The MD Director will be responsible for both supporting ongoing groups and creating new groups for individuals to connect.  For youth, our regular Sunday and Wednesday night gatherings are the primary vehicle whereby we seek to accomplish this mission. The MD Director will help lead these ministries, as well as invest and equip youth and adult leaders in this effort. This person will work with the Peak Pastor, Missional Discipleship team (cross-campus), and Family Ministries team (cross-campus) to generate and align initiatives consistent with the church’s mission, “to invite and equip all to follow Jesus in transforming the world.” Applications for this position will be reviewed upon receipt with interviews beginning the week of May 15th. The application period will remain open until the job is filled. Target start date is mid to late June, 2015. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to with subject “Peak Missional Discipleship.”

Don Evans

May 12, 2015
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA

St. Paul UMC in Durham is looking for a pianist for Wednesday Choir practice and Sunday morning church service. Please email if you would like to learn more.

Cindy Crabtree

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry, Other
Contemporary Worship/Music Leader
Christ United Methodist Church
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Contemporary Worship/Music Leader needed for large, active church in Southern Village, south of Chapel Hill. Primary responsibility is to lead music for two weekly contemporary worship services, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., plus other special services throughout the year.

Qualifications: Education and/or experience in leading worship. Ability to play piano and/or guitar, and lead singing. Ability to gather and lead volunteer musicians.
1. Select music for worship – pre-worship gathering music, offering music, special music (e.g. Communion, Reflection), congregational hymns/songs, post-worship music.
2. Choose songs with an emphasis on theme each Sunday, in collaboration with the preacher.
3. Recruit and equip volunteers for the bands, and maintain regular communication with musicians.
4. Lead weekly rehearsals with bands.
5. Set-up prior to worship on Sundays.
6. Participate in worship planning with other staff and visioning teams.
6. Coordinate with sound and video volunteers for 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. services.
6. Coordinate substitute coverage when needed.
7. Find and learn new songs.
8. Pray for the band.

This position is 15 hours per week, including Sunday rehearsals and worship services, and weekday evening rehearsals. If you are interested in this position please send your resume to Thank you!

Katherine Kubel

May 12, 2015
RISE Harrisonburg: Seeking a Church Planting Resident
RISE Harrisonburg
Full time
Harrisonburg, VA USA

RISE Harrisonburg is looking to hire a Church Planting Resident beginning summer 2015.

Church Planting Resident:

At RISE, we are resolved to mend God's creation together. This is our mission, our vision, and our mantra. To do this, we need everyone. And at RISE everyone means everyone. This summer, we are excited to partner with Path I and the Virginia Annual Conference to offer a Church Planting Residency! We are looking for someone who is excited to mend creation through building relationships, developing ministries, leading others, and ultimately spreading unconditional love to all of Christ's children.

We seek a Church Planting Resident who will serve as a Green-Thumb for God. It's all about the plant! What does this mean? You will engage, you will lead, and you will definitely get your hands dirty through mission and ministry in the community.

The RISE Church Planting Resident position is not an internship. Rather, we ask for a minimum commitment of one-year, where you are fully invested in the ministry of RISE. The Resident will share significant leadership responsibilities with the Pastor and members of the leadership team. Additionally, you will receive weekly coaching from the Lead Pastor.

Want to know more? Check out the Church Planting Resident job description here.

Church Planting Resident Application Instructions:

• Applications should be sent directly to

• Application must include:

        1. A letter of interest including a short statement of personal faith;
        2. Vision for church planting;
        3. Résumé;
        4. A list of three references

• Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a resident is hired.

• Interviews will begin late May into early July

Molly Boese

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister with Students
Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Full time
Raleigh, NC USA


Effective Date:    May 2015

Reports to:         Pastor

Directly Supervises:    Student Ministry Intern, when applicable

Status:        Full Time

FLSA:            Exempt

I. Job Summary
The Minister with Students supports the ministry and mission of the church by guiding the process of visioning, planning, organizing and conducting a comprehensive ministry with middle school, high school and college students as well as their families.  This role has a focus of enhancing the spiritual and social development of the church’s youth through worship, teaching and fellowship.  The Minister with Students provides an example of how to live a Christ-centered life, and prepares students for integrating the truths of the scriptures with their everyday lives.  This role also assists the Pastor and staff team in ministering to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation and community.

II. Essential Functions
1.    Develop programs and special activities with students (6th - 12th grades, and college students) which constitute quality Christian education and developmental opportunities that interface with the overall ministry and mission of the church.  Do this in a safe and secure environment in accordance with guidelines for working with students established by the church.
2.    Work both individually and in collaboration with the Nominating Committee in the enlistment of individuals from the larger church congregation to serve as ongoing Student Ministry program leaders, and to fulfill other needed volunteer roles, with a view towards fostering a spirit of adoption of the students into the larger church congregation and also towards effectively and efficiently administering Student Ministry programs and events. Develop training programs and/or activities for leaders and volunteers so that expectations and requirements are made clear and adequately communicated.
3.    Work both individually and in collaboration with the Nominating Committee in the enlistment of individuals to serve on the Student Ministry and College Ministry Councils.  Guide these Councils in the process of visioning planning/calendaring, budgeting, and evaluating their overall ministries.
4.    Develop an annual calendar of Student Ministry meetings, activities and events in advance of each traditional year school year to be communicated with student leaders, parents and staff so that the overall program plans are included in the church calendar.
5.    Design and implement an ongoing timely and effective multilevel system of communicating with student leaders, parents and staff.
6.    Encourage student participation in all facets of Student Ministry, including Sunday School, Sunday evening activities, Wednesday evening activities, and youth and student music programs at HBBC.
7.    Establish a transition plan for 5th grade students and parents into the Student Ministry program with a view towards explaining expectations associated with Student Ministry participation, available Student Ministry activities and events, and easing the integration of new Student Ministry participants into the current body.
8.    Be responsible that all facets of the ministry remain within the Student Ministry budget.  If more funds are needed and the activity is approved by the Pastor, design and implement alternative means of funding within church guidelines.
9.    Serve as a pastor to students and their families, attempting to understand their interests, concerns and needs. Endeavor to support students in their activities outside of church, for example, by attending athletic games, concerts, and plays.
10.    Perform outreach visitation, hospital visitation and counseling with students and parents.  Always maintain confidentiality where requested or warranted. Assist in hospital visitation and pastoral care to the larger congregation.
11.    Effectively communicate the availability and occurrence of Student Ministry programs and activities to the larger congregation and visitors to HBBC.
12.    Develop a program to minister to the college students of HBBC and the larger community.
13.    Be a minister to the whole church, and fellow staff members.
14.    Cooperate fully with the ministerial and support staff to the end that unity, loyalty, cohesiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency are realized through teamwork.
15.    Accept other duties as assigned by the Pastor.

III. Other Responsibilities
1.    Liaison to committees, councils, ministry boards as assigned
2.    Serve as a key leader for a special project as assigned
3.    Serve as a key leader for a special annual event as assigned
4.    Participate in performance management process

IV. Minimum Qualifications
1.    Bachelor’s Degree -- Required
2.    Graduate degree from accredited seminary/divinity school -- Preferred.
3.    Previous ministry experience in a Baptist church of like faith and order -- Preferred
4.    Able to preach/teach effectively in a worship setting

V. Physical Requirements
1.    Able to speak and hear clearly
2.    Able to see and observe behaviors of minors

VI. Core Competencies
1.    Mission Ownership: Understands, supports and demonstrates the congregation’s mission, values, and beliefs and regularly behaves in a manner consistent with them.
2.    Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles; uses Social Media appropriately, responsibly, and in a manner that has been communicated to parents.
3.    Evangelism/Spiritual Formation: Able to communicate the essential truth of the Gospel in age appropriate ways for students and families. Assists parents in knowing how to share the Gospel with their students. Invites students and their families to a lifestyle of discipleship as a journey or process. Uses a variety of spiritual practices to deepen and develop a mature faith in Christ.
4.    Teaching: Designs effective lesson plans and facilitates learning experiences in both small and large group settings; selects teaching topics that are age appropriate, relevant, and contribute to a deeper understanding of Scripture, theology and spiritual practice; uses a variety of teaching topics to maintain interest and build connection.
5.    Leadership Development: Consistently works toward building an effective team to carry out the work of ministry. Encourages others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the church, especially the Student Ministry. Identifies, recruits and trains new leaders. Thinks strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders and works to build the leadership base.

Scott Bowers

May 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor Vacancy
Greater Christian Chapel Church
Part time
Apex, North Carolina USA

Greater Christian Chapel Church
8013 Humie Olive Road
Apex, NC 27502
May 4, 2015
Subject: Pastor Vacancy Announcement
Greater Christian Chapel Church is seeking an ordained Pastor called by God to be the spiritual and administrative leader of the congregation.  The Pastor is responsible to God and the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to preach and teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership, and to engage in pastoral care of the congregation.  The Pastor is accountable to God, biblical scriptures, and the church congregation.  

The Pastor’s responsibilities include preaching, teaching, pastoral counseling, performing weddings, funerals and baptisms, motivated to initiate and interact with youth ministry and activities, as well as planning and guiding the Church to grow and fulfill its purpose as set forth in Matthew 28:18-20.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a Pastor Application form, a current sermon on a CD or DVD, and a copy of all of your diplomas, degrees, certificates, and ministerial license.  Please visit our church website at for the full job description, responsibilities, qualifications, and the blank Pastor Application form.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Search Committee at (919)244-8282 or

*All completed applications must be postmarked and submitted by June 15, 2015 to:
Attn: Search Committee
Post Office Box 22
Apex, North Carolin

Search committe

May 07, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry, Ministry, Non-Church, Missions
Communications & Community Events Coordinator/Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator
Blackburn House
Full time
Todd, North Carolina USA

Position Title: Communications & Community Events Coordinator/Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator

Effective Date: We seek to fill this resident staff position by June 15, 2015 with an effective start date of July 1, 2015.


The Blackburn House is a ministry program of the Blackburns’ Chapel campus of Boone United Methodist Church. The program focuses on intentional community, church revitalization, leadership & community development. Resident staff of Blackburn House commit to live in intentional community together in the church’s parsonage and demonstrate their leadership in the church and community. Through commitment to prayer, friendship, and service in Todd, NC resident staff practice hospitality and reconciliation in ways that are both ordinary and spectacular. Blackburn House offers a unique opportunity for resident staff to demonstrate and develop their leadership, grow in their sense of vocation, deepen their prayer lives, spirituality and relationship with Jesus, within the context of the church and in connection to the wider community.

Blackburn House resident staff positions are dual in nature, community-focused and church-focused. Blackburn House is currently recruiting for Communications & Community Events Coordinator/Children & Youth Ministries Coordinator:

Coordinator of Communications and Community Events
Position Summary: The Communications and Community Events Coordinator is responsible for regular communications between the Blackburn House and the community of Todd. This position is responsible for planning creative and strategic social events to bring neighbors together and help folks feel and stay connected in the Todd community, with an eye for addressing social issues (poverty, hunger, division, etc.). This position is also responsible for the Blackburn House newsletter, blog and social media outlets, and all forms of advertising and communications in order to extend BBH’s and Blackburns’ Chapel’s reach and increase supporters.

Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator
Position Summary: Responsible for developing and leading formation ministries to children and youth. This includes mid-week children and youth programs and bible-studies, special Holiday events, summer educational programs (VBS, etc.), missions opportunities, and Sunday morning ministries (Youth Sunday School, Children’s Church, etc.). This position also oversees fundraising activities, volunteer recruitment and finances; communicates regularly with children, youth, parents and entire congregation; follows the Church’s Safe Sanctuary Policy; collaborates with the pastor, resident staff, parents and laity to involve children and youth in Church life.

The Blackburn House program is funded by a generous grant from The Duke Endowment, from which resident staff positions are paid and housing provided.


Applicants should possess the following –

Strong work history, highly committed, networker and connector/bridge-builder, cross-cultural awareness, flexibility, planner, patience, relatable, team player, self-starter, creativity, budgeting, ability to supervise, passion for spiritual formation of children and youth

We desire diversity and strongly welcome people who consider themselves minorities. Applicants should be 21 or older and have a strong desire for a lifestyle of simplicity and to grow in Christ both personally and through living in intentional community.


Experience in OR gifts/passions for missions/service and event planning.

Experience in OR gifts/passions for networking, marketing and advertising, website design, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Experience in OR gifts/passions for children and youth ministry.

Brandon Wrencher

May 07, 2015
Nursery Attendant
Summerfield United Methodist Church
Part time
Summerfield, NC USA

We are looking for a part-time Nursery Attendant. Hours would include Sunday mornings from 9:45am-12:30pm and occasional evenings as need. Prior experience is preferred.

Beth Duncan

May 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth and Children's Minister
Bethlehem Christian Church
Part time
Suffolk, VA USA

Bethlehem Christian Church in Suffolk, VA,  is seeking a part-time Youth and Children’s minister.  The minister will work with the Pastor to oversee the youth and children’s ministry which includes teen ministry, creative arts ministry, and children’s ministry.  The minister will model the love of Jesus Christ in all relationships and will encourage, build, and nurture the faith of these students and their families.  Bethlehem Christian is a non-denominational church, and more information can be found at our Web site,  Any interested individual may email his/her resume to

Matt Winters

May 07, 2015
Executive Director, CrossRoads Ministry, Louisville, KY
CrossRoads Ministry
Full time
Louisville, KY United States

CrossRoads Ministry is a social justice retreat center located in Louisville, KY.  Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and in the message of gospel justice, CrossRoads offers retreatants the opportunity to be transformed through forming relationships with marginalized people in Louisville.  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CrossRoads' operations, including development and fundraising, finances, coordination of retreats, management of staff, interns & volunteers, occasional retreat facilitation, and active participation at St. William Catholic Church, of which CrossRoads is an outreach ministry.

Dawn Dones