Job Opportunities

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

April 01, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
Part time
Durham, North Carolina USA

Minister of Children - Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, located in  downtown Durham, NC, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Minister of Children.  The position is part-time, exempt, 20-25 hours per week.  Interested applicants should submit a resume, list of references, and statement of interest to For a full job description, visit church website.


March 31, 2014
Church, Ministry
St. John's Reformed Church
Full time
Staunton, VA USA

If you are called by God to meet a challenge, St. John’s is looking for someone who would: lead and help us grow spiritually, participate actively in the community, and encourage new members.

Our church is located in a semi-rural community in the middle of the Shenandoah Valley. We are surrounded by some of the most picturesque vistas in the country.  The church is located near both Interstates 81 and 64 which allows for easy access to the major metropolitan areas of Virginia; to include Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. The area offers a stable economy, a low crime rate, a strong emphasis in cultural and artistic diversity, and a large number of public and private educational institutions.

Our congregation is small in number but great in faith and values. We are a church looking forward to growing with new ideas and spiritually serving our community. Our mature congregation is proud of its 234 year history. The church building has underutilized, but more than adequate facilities to grow and more fully serve God and the community. We need the help of an energetic individual, called by God, to move us forward in our Christian journey.

If you would like more information, please address your questions to the church via email, or call Ken McCoy.

Ken McCoy
(540) 886-6312

March 31, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Minister
Knightdale United Methodist Church
Part time
Knightdale , NC USA


This position is intended to provide planning and direction of the youth ministry to further formation and development of each student’s relationship with Jesus Christ.  This individual will plan, organize, implement and evaluate programming and activities of the youth ministry.  He/She should anticipate coordinating with other programs and ministries of KUMC.


Previous experience in a ministry setting is preferred.   A candidate must possess good organizational skills, good interpersonal skills and be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.  A working knowledge of computers and word processing software is necessary for communication.  Leadership skills in Christian Education and Discipleship is mandatory.

Job Characteristics

This position is currently part-time and the expectation is that the individual will work 12-15 hours per week, understanding that special events and programming may require additional hours.  This individual will devote their time to working with the middle school and high school students, but should be flexible to assist with worship leadership as requested.  The majority of the time commitment for this position will be on Sundays.

Duties and Responsibilities

●     Develop and/or update a “Welcome to Youth” package to include list of events and contact information including social media, to be handed out to rising 6th graders and any regular youth age attendees.

●     Develop overall objectives and goals for the youth ministry

●     Plan and carry out events, projects, activities and trips as consistent with objectives

●     Make and maintain regular contact with youth of the church, whether they are attending youth events or not.  Provide SPRC with a quarterly update on outreach efforts.

●     Offer counsel and guidance for youth seeking out God’s direction in their life

●     Recruit congregants as needed to assist the ministry, providing necessary training

●     Assist with worship leadership and planning at the discretion and in consultation with the Pastor

●     Facilitate and mentor student leaders

●     Ensure a visible presence on Sundays

●     Hold quarterly parent meetings for updates on programing and reporting of past activities

●     Ensure compliance with Safe Sanctuary policy of the United Methodist Church and with the Knightdale United Methodist Church Child and Youth Protection Policy

●     Work closely with Sunday School Superintendent to provide a vital class for youth-age students

●     Communicate regularly with youth and youth’s parents/guardians on upcoming plans

●     Organize and oversee youth council

●     Attend Administrative Leadership Team meetings and other meetings as requested by pastor

●     Support KUMC’s Vision to Splinter the Darkness, and contribute toward the church’s mission through:

○     Radical Hospitality - Anticipates the needs of others with an unmistakable sense of welcome and complete accessibility

○     Passionate Worship - Strives to offer the best in worship so that hearts are bended toward God and hands are stretched outward toward others

○     Intentional Faith Development - Places oneself in the community to learn the faith with others so that all are transformed

○     Risk Taking Mission and Service - Reaches outward so that lives, families, and the world may be transformed

○     Extravagant Generosity - “Cultivates” generosity so that the abundance of God’s grace may be recognized


Compensation is set by the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.  Vacation days are determined by seniority guidelines in General Personnel Policies.  Please see General Personnel Policies for additional information.


Periodic review with the pastor and annual review with Staff-Parish Relations Committee will be completed.

For possible Duke Divinity Students:

- This position will offer experiences to help you fulfill a field education requirement. The senior pastor will covenant with you to meet those requirements.

- So long as you are able to fulfill the youth director duties, we are willing to work with you if you need to participate in CPE (or some equivalent program) to fulfill your second field education requirement.

-If you have already done one field education unit, we would enjoy a longer-term relationship that while focusing on youth provides space for a wide-range of experiences.

Bryan Siefert

March 31, 2014 Director of Youth Ministries
Millbrook United Methodist Church
Raleigh, NC USA

Millbrook United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. This person will minister to youth at Millbrook UMC 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 Ministry, by Mark DeVries.

The Director must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education or 2 to 3 years comparable experience.

Resumes can be sent via email.


Molly Beck

March 31, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Executive Director of GROW Ministries
Peachtree City UMC
Full time
Peachtree City, GA US

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, Peachtree City, Georgia, is seeking an Executive Director for Grow Ministries.  This full time position is open to either ordained clergy or qualified laypersons.  This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision for children, youth and adult ministries in support of the church’s mission and for creating robust small group ministries.  Duties include supervising staff and implementing a comprehensive program that oversees the discipleship process of children, youth, adults and families. The incumbent will recruit, train, and supervise volunteer teachers and youth workers, create seasonal events, retreats, and workshops, and create and resource a full compliment of Christian Educational opportunities for a growing congregation.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Robert C. Lyons, Church Business Administrator,

Robert Lyons
(770) 486-7449

March 29, 2014
Church, Ministry
Alaska Conference, United Methodist Church
Part time
Anchorage, AK USA

Spend a year pastoring a small church in Alaska.  Girdwood Chapel has a deep commitment to a community of 2200.  2011 membership was 59 with 62 average worship.  Resort town dominated by Alyeska hotel and ski resort. Ski experience a plus.  Breathtaking beauty everywhere.  Only church with resident pastor.  New church building nearly finished and in use.  Church has a theological blend of people.  Half time salary and housing provided.  Start date July 1, 2014.  End date June 30, 2015.  Time frame negotiable.  Contact: David Beckett, Alaska Superintendent, via email.

Dave Beckett

March 28, 2014
Director of Discipleship
Calvary United Methodist Church
Full time
Annapolis, Maryland USA

A full-time position to oversee our Christian Education program for all ages, young adult ministries, and small group ministries in a large United Methodist Church.  College degree and related experience required.  For more information please visit the church website.  Resumes should be forwarded to

Alicia L. Vanisko

March 28, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Calvary United Methodist Church
Part time
Annaplis, Md USA

A half-time position in middle and senior high school ministries in a large United Methodist Church.  College degree and related experience required.  For more information please refer to church website.  Resumes should be forwarded to

Alicia L. Vanisko

March 28, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Calvary United Methodist Church
Part time
Annapolis , Md USA

A half-time position to oversee nursery through elementary ministries in a large United Methodist Church.  College degree and related experience required.  More information can be found on church website.  Please send resumes to

Alicia L. Vanisko

March 27, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of Children's Ministries
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church
Full time
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina United States

Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church in Fuquay-Varina, NC is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Children's Ministries.  Interested candidates must be passionate about their faith in Jesus Christ and able to effectively disciple children ranging in ages from birth through eleven years old.  Gifts and roles include:

•Establish a strong Biblical foundation for children as well as the Wesleyan perspective of faith in age-appropriate ways.
•Gifted in leading, speaking to, and engaging groups of children ranging from birth through 5th grade.
•Effective in teaching and developing lesson plans for both preschoolers and elementary school students.
•Skilled in administration including, but not limited to, event planning, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, and volunteer management.
•Passionate about equipping adult leaders and parents to be the primary faith developers for children.
•Takes initiative in starting and completing projects, implementing new ideas, as well as setting and achieving both short-term and long-term goals.
•Able to work independently as well as be part of a team.  Willing to work alongside pastoral and church staff as well as volunteers.  
•Be available on Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, and for weekend events.  

This is a full-time position with benefits.  Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with experience serving in children’s ministry.  Educational background in Christian Education, Child Development, or Elementary Education is encouraged.  Graduate level education in Christian Education, Divinity, or Education is valued, but not required.  

Please email a cover letter and resume with “Director of Children’s Ministry” in the subject line.  Resumes will be accepted through April 30, 2014.

Emily Sterling
(919) 552-4331