Job Opportunities

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

February 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Ministry Assessment
White Plains United Methodist Church
Part time
Cary, NC USA

White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, N.C. is seeking a part-time Children's Ministries Assistant who has a heart for God and for children. The candidate must be a strong Christian who is comfortable and competent in working with children from birth through 5th grade and should enjoy teaching in a group setting. Previous teaching experience is preferred. This person should have excellent organizational skills. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Sunday morning -- assisting with coordination of Sunday School program, some of teaching children's Sunday School classes; Sunday evening -- assisting with children's choirs as needed; Wednesday morning: coordinating and assisting with Mothers Morning Out program; and assisting with special events and programs such as Vacation Bible School and other summer activities. The Children's Ministries assistant works closely with the Director of Children's Ministries and Music, providing administrative support and assisting as needed with children's programs. We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Please send resume and letter of interest to Compensation is $13.50 per hour.

Kathy Alden

February 06, 2015
Church, Administration
Church Administrator
White Plains United Methodist Church
Part time
Cary, NC US

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: White Plains United Methodist Church, Cary NC
PART-TIME (24 hours per week)

White Plains UMC

Church Administrator

Job Description

The Church Administrator will provide overall direction to the property, legal, financial, and business affairs of the church and will provide leadership to and supervision of support staff and volunteers.

This is a part-time position.


●    Maintain complete and accurate accounting records, including accounts payable, receivable, payroll, general ledger, monthly financial statements of income and expenses, balance sheet, and restricted funds, bank accounts, and investment and tax reporting.  Sign all checks.
●    Schedule annual outside financial audit and present all financial records to auditors.
●    Ensure the bank has proper signature/authorization cards for all personnel authorized to sign checks.
●    Assist with development of stewardship program.
●    Coordinate the development, preparation, and oversight of the church budget.
●    Supervise the work of all support and contract staff; and recruit, screen, and recommend/hire candidates for support staff positions.
●    Implement approved personnel policies and procedures approved by the Church Council. (Track vacations, sick time, etc.)
●    Establish and maintain complete and up-to-date personnel files.
●    Ensure that appropriate and adequate insurance coverage is in place, including workers' compensation, property/casualty, liability, and health.
●    Research and select (in consultation with Chair of SPRC) annually a health insurance and dental plan for qualifying staff.
●    Coordinate and monitor purchasing of equipment, furniture, and supplies.
●    Assist with computer network and software upgrades.
●    Establish office policies.
●    Supervise and work with Maintenance Coordinator for maintenance and upkeep of all buildings, grounds, and church vehicles.
●    Keep records of church maintenance by building, year, and cost.
●    Research new business procedures, computer techniques, and financial programs.
●    Provide opportunities for training staff on office processes and Church Management Software (ACS)
●    Research, evaluate, and sign all financial commitments and contracts.
●    Cooperate with appropriate church committees, officers, leaders, and staff in carrying out the business, financial and administrative affairs of the church.

Required Skills

●    Strong organization and supervisory skills
●    Self-motivation, ability to meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
●    Knowledge of payroll procedures, including preparation of payroll forms for federal and state agencies, such as forms 1099, W-2, W-9, and 941
●    Knowledge of procedures for financial record-keeping and preparing financial reports.
●    Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, bank reconciliation procedures, and journal entry postings
●    Computer skills, including accounting software, word processing, and spreadsheets.  Basic knowledge of database usage and management, specifically Church Management Software (ACS)
●    Ability and flexibility to communicate and work effectively with a diversity of groups and individuals
●    Knowledge of health insurance plans and pension plans

Faith Expectations

Most importantly, this person must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a strong knowledge of the Bible. Familiarity with United Methodist Doctrine, Theology and procedures, and compatibility with the United Methodist Church are necessary to do the work of the Business Administrator.

Please send letter of interest and resume to

Kathy Alden

February 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Chinese Bible Church
Part time
Apex, North Carolina United States

We are sincerely looking for a God-loving, passionate candidate to fill a Youth Director position at Chinese Bible Church at Apex NC.
(30 min drive from Duke)

Qualified candidates please send your resume / inquiries to
We will be happy to discuss this local service opportunity with you.

The candidate for the youth director shall meet the following criteria:

1.     Biblical view is of the evangelical and/or fundamental theology and belief
2.     Good spiritual role model
3.     Be passionate or experienced in youth ministry
4.     Prefer in pursuing or already obtained the Degree of Master in Divinity
5.     Good family role model
6.     Strong in teaching and planning
7.     Good interpersonal communication skill
8.     Experienced or be comfortable working in a cross-cultural church settings
9.     In agreement with the doctrinal statement of CBCNC

Job Description
The candidate for the youth director shall fulfill the following responsibilities:

1.    In charge of Youth Sunday worship service and weekly (Friday) Fellowship
2.    Planning and leading youth-related outreach activities
3.    Implementing and participating in CBCNC youth family visitations
4.    Collaborating with the Parents Committee which was formed to assist in the work of the youth program
5.    Teaching Youth baptism classes and Youth Sunday School classes
6.    Training Youth disciples and leaders on regular basis.
7.    Leading  annual youth evangelistic outreach / Short Term Mission trip once a year
8.    All work under the supervision of the church’s Elder Board, and all youth ministry report should be made to the Elder Board on regular basis.

Solomon Chen

February 05, 2015
Church, Ministry
Seminarian Internship
Wesley Foundation at University of Hawaii
Part time
Honolulu, Hawaii USA

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii Manoa is accepting applications for a twelve-week summer seminarian intern position.  This is a 40-hour per week internship with responsibilities in the areas of weekly student programming, outreach to faculty and staff, directing (planning and implementing) a seven-day urban ministry service project (Concrete Christ Service Project) for high school students, and involvement in the regular activities of the ministry (Board meetings, speaking at churches, etc.).  The intern will be expected to meet with the campus minister on a weekly basis.  

Qualifications: deep faith, appreciation for ethnic and racial diversity, interest in campus ministry, strong people skills and effective organizational skills, ability to independently direct the Concrete Christ Service Project (i.e. recruit college age/ young adult staff, set up programming and site visits, process youth applications, etc.), flexibility, and dependability. United Methodist preferred.  The internship dates are from May 15 to August 15, 2015.  

Benefits/Compensation: housing is provided at our Wesley student residence across the street from the University of Hawaii Manoa campus, monthly living stipend of $400, one round trip airfare, end of internship tuition scholarship of $2500, and a great location.  We will gladly work with your institution to assist you in earning Field Education credits for the internship.

Applications are currently available.  The returned application should include: a biographical information page, one page essay, three letters of recommendation, and a sample learning goals statement (statement of what you aspire to learn during the internship (personal/vocational/spiritual).  Deadline to submit application is March 2, 2015.
For more information or to obtain an application please contact
Rev. Dr. Charlene Zuill, Director
Wesley Foundation at University of Hawaii
1918 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96822
(808) 949-1210

Rev. Dr. Charlene Zuill

February 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Family Ministries
Tinity UM Church
Full time
Greeneville, TN USA

Trinity UM Church in Greeneville, TN. seeks an energetic person with proven ability to connect to young adults and young families along with their children and youth.  The position is a full-time ministry position, which will give direction to and coordinate volunteers for our ministry to children, youth and young families.  Candidates with Theological education and experience in this type of ministry are preferred.  A Bachelor's Degree, commitment to small group and team based ministry are required. Interested candidates should send resumes to the Church office 524 Tusculum Blvd. Greeneville, TN. 37745 or as an attachment to email:

Pastor Stuart Albee

February 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Lead Pianist/Dir. of Children's Music
Soapstone UMC
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina USA

North Raleigh church, Soapstone United Methodist, with a dynamic and active music program is seeking a Lead Pianist/Accompanist and Director of Children’s Music. While one employee would be ideal, we are willing to break these duties into two positions based on the applicant’s strengths. Hours per week are approximately 15 (12 for pianist duties and 3 for children’s music.)

Lead Pianist/Accompanist:
  *   This individual will provide piano accompaniment/solo playing for the following:
     *   Two Sunday worship services (8:30 am service with a Praise Team, and 11:00 am service with a Chancel Choir); this includes solo prelude and offertory pieces as needed.
     *   Three weekly rehearsals: one Sunday after the 11:00 am service; Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings; and Praise Team on Thursday evenings.
     *   Special services throughout the year (funerals, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve).
     *   Occasional special rehearsals in the fall and spring for our Christmas and Easter cantatas, which we perform with orchestra.
  *   Although our music groups perform in service year-round, we do take many weeks of rehearsals off in the summer.
  *   The lead pianist, in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries, will be responsible for finding a substitute for rehearsals and services for which they cannot play.
  *   Applicants invited to interview for the position will be asked to play with our Praise Team and Chancel Choir, as well as sight read.

  *   Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
  *   A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
  *   2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.

Director of Children’s Music:
This individual will prepare and conduct rehearsal on Sunday evenings for our children’s program, Kids Rock. He or she will work in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries to choose music, curricula, a spring children’s musical, and to schedule the children to sing in worship. Our children’s program meets September through May.

  *   Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others
  *   A Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.
  *   2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.
  *   Proficiency in keyboard.
  *   Experience working with children.

Salary is negotiable, based on experience. Please click here for an application. Completed applications and introductory letters should be sent via email to; faxed to 919-846-7161, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker; or mailed to Soapstone UMC, Attn: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. No phone calls, please.

Karen Whitaker

February 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
International Church of Karachi
Full time
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

International Church of Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan, CA
ICK is looking for a pastor who has, or is seeking experience, in an international church.

The main duties of the pastor are to
* Lead Sunday worship
* Hold prayer and Bible Study meetings
* Encourage/shepherd church members in their ministries
* Reach out to the expatriate and local communities.
The pastor is accountable to the Church Council (CC) and major decisions are made in cooperation with the CC.

The Pastor Search Committee feels the following qualifications are important for a successful ministry in Karachi at ICK:
* Possess a degree in some area of Biblical Ministry.
* Have experience in ministering to a culturally diverse community with many people who do not speak English as their native language.
* Have experience in living outside the United States of America.
* Be willing to work with ICK’s leadership in solving the problem of financial support with flexibility and creativity.
* Have some outside financial support.
The following remuneration is what is planned for the Pastor:
* Salary
* Fully furnished house with rent
* Car provided
* Return airline ticket with spouse yearly

If you think you possess the above qualities and wish more information about ICK and the Pastor position, please send us your resume including references. We are open to your comments and any questions you may have.

Debra Lobo

January 30, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Priest
Galilee Episcopal Church
Full time
Virginia Beach, USA

Principle Functions


(1)        Clerical Duties: Share in ordained ministry (on both parish and diocesan level)

Weekly pastoral visits, as needed or assigned by rector

Preach/celebrate as assigned for Sunday worship and Wednesday Eucharists

Assist rector with Christian education (e.g. Alpha, mid-week, Sunday morning, etc.)

Lead quarterly Holy Communion service at assisted living facility

Officiate at weddings, funerals and baptisms, as assigned/requested

Perform counseling of parishioners, as needed/requested

Attend/lead staff worship, attend staff meetings and local clergy meetings

Keep regular office hours

Share weekly rotation for emergency call

Attend required diocesan events, including “Fresh Start” and annual Diocesan Council


(2)        Other Responsibilities: Assist rector in developing and maintaining parish ministries, particularly pastoral care ministries, outreach and mission & small group ministry.

Pastoral Care Ministries

Liaise with and encourage Lay Pastoral Care Coordinator; offer ongoing guidance for the ministry; offer training as needed (e.g. Lay Eucharistic Visitors, lectors, healing prayer, etc.).

Outreach & Mission

Attend mission/outreach committee meetings. Assist rector in identifying opportunities for the parish to leverage our people resources for local ministry—and help connect parishioners with local ministry opportunities.

            Small Groups

Assist rector in identifying, equipping and coordinating and promoting small group ministry.


(3)        Other Duties as assigned from time to time by the Rector.


Compensation and Benefits

Per guidelines from the Diocese of Southern Virginia

Andy Buchanan

(757) 742-3451

January 16, 2015
Church, Ministry
Coordinator of Faith Development, Associate Pastor
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Roswell, New Mexico USA

The Coordinator of Faith Development will consistently model and interpret to the congregation and larger community the following:
1. the goals established by the Administrative Council;
2. the vision of the congregation, specifically the challenge to grow in faith.

The Coordinator of Faith Development has primary responsibility for recruiting, training, and supporting those who implement church programs for children and youth, those who provide child care, and those who teach/facilitate most adult courses.
The Coordinator will establish and work with members of a Faith Development Ministry Team as guides and evaluators of programs.
The Coordinator will support the primary directors of nursery, children, and youth programs, equipping each to implement programs of spiritual development for those to whom they minister in the process of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

Direct Youth, Children, and Nursery Personnel
Coordinates with Pastor, Staff, Administrative Board, teachers, leaders, and volunteers

Detailed Duties
Leadership and Administrative
1. Provide training annually, concerning Safe Sanctuaries policy for all paid and volunteer staff who work with Youth and Vulnerable Adults.
2. Work with Coordinator of Operations to run background checks of all new hire staff members.
3. Supervise program staff and facilitate the development of annual goals and provide evaluation of each.
4. Be staff representative to and attend meetings of the appropriate committees with interests in the ministry area.
5. Attend weekly staff meeting.
6. Attend Administrative Council meetings.
7. Prepare, maintain and work within an annual budget for all Ministries under your supervision.
8. Study and understand spiritual and other developmental needs of all age levels.
9. Participate in worship services at FUMC and encourage children and youth to participate in worship.
10. Promote and attend conference and district events.
11. Participate in continuing education for professional and personal growth.
12. Provide a schedule for on-site hours and for scheduled off-site events.
13. Display high standards in attitude, outlook and morals with awareness of the importance of leading by example.
14. Practice excellent attendance and punctuality.
15. Understand and exercise appropriate confidentiality of church related business and personal matters, and exercise good judgment in performance of duties.
16. Perform related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree. Understanding of, and commitments to, the organization, theology and beliefs of the United Methodist Church, is preferred.
Prior experience in leadership position in Christian education and all levels of Children’s Ministries preferred. Proficient use of Microsoft Office, current Internet media, and other communication tools are necessary.
Pass required background clearance. Maintain valid NM driver’s license and evidence of insurability as driver.
Climb stairs and move about the facility. Occasionally lift up to 35 pounds. Stand for extended time. Participate in activities of the youth including occasional retreats, overnights, and camping activities.
Work within a climate controlled and smoke-free environment and outdoors.

FUMC reserves the right to make changes in this position description or to reassign tasks as required for church needs.

Contact: Rev. W. Douglas Mills, PhD
First United Methodist Church
200 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 622-1881 (office)
(575) 626-0453 (cell)

Rev. W. Douglas Mills
(575) 622-1881 (office)

January 14, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Students
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

A Full Time ministry position, focusing on youth and college students  This minister works with lay leadership to develop ministry strategies and plans, that educate our students in the areas of worship, discipleship, missions, fellowship, and evangelism. This position will report directly to the Pastor with a close working relationship with the Youth & College Teams as well as a Youth Intern.

Barrett Freeman