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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
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, Ministry
Contemporary Music Worship Leader
White Plains United Methodist Church
Part time
Cary , NC US

Contemporary Music Worship Leader - Position Summary

The Contemporary Music Worship Leader (CMWL) is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours a week) that will directly oversee and provide spiritual leadership and creative support to leading the music and worship aspect of the contemporary worship experience at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, NC. This position requires planning and executing all music components of contemporary worship including, but not limited to, selection and arranging of music, developing and training volunteer worship leaders, recruiting and training volunteers for the Praise band, Youth Praise Team (New Spirit), assisting in the weekly planning process, and working collaboratively in a team setting. In addition to leading worship, the Contemporary Music Worship Leader will be responsible for casting vision around bringing creative expression into the worship experience.

The Contemporary Music Worship Leader reports to the Coordinator of Music Ministries.

Candidates for this position are asked to send their resume and a media file (audio and/or visual) to White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 S. E. Maynard Rd., Cary, NC, 27511. A letter of interest and resume may also be sent to  

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/ or ability required.

•    Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love and serve God.

•    Exemplify the church's values and uphold the staff policies.

•    Have a servant's heart as an artist and a missional drive toward building community.

•    Understand and be able to champion the church's mission, vision, and journey, and the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church with a passion for connecting people to Christ using music and worship.

•    Show proficiency on guitar or piano, preferably both instruments, with proven experience as a teacher and instructor.

•    Have proven experience in performing, training, and directing an eclectic group of musicians in a variety of musical genres and working with a team of people.

•    Show a knowledge of modern worship music, traditional hymns, and secular songs appropriate for a worship setting.

•    Be able to relate to and lead a multi-generational congregation in worship

•    Understand how to see and communicate the “big picture” of the worship experience and organize the details.

•    Have excellent oral communication skills.

•    Have a high level of initiative, motivation and enthusiasm.

•    Be proficient in Mac & PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, Pro Presenter, Worship Planning Center, and Media Shout.

•    Be able to maintain confidences, effectively listen and communicate, and have the ability to resolve conflicts in a productive and God-honoring manner.            

Kathy Alden

February 06, 2015
Horizons Worship Leader
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA

Horizons Worship Leader

Creedmoor United Methodist Church is seeking a Worship Leader for the Horizon's Worship Service.   The Worship leader will directly oversee and assist in providing spiritual, musical and creative multimedia leadership in service to the Horizon's worship experience.  The Worship Leader will select and arrange music, develop and train a volunteer team of musicians and vocalists, and work in cooperation with the Pastor to plan and implement worship services that honor God and fulfill the mission statement of CUMC; to welcome, love and serve all people.  

This candidate must exhibit initiative, communicate with staff and volunteers, and demonstrate a passion for praise and worship.  

This is approximately a 10hr/week part-time position.

To apply or to request a copy of the full job description contact Rev. Jared Hanson at

Jared Hanson

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

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
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

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

January 13, 2015
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Media Center Intern
North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
Part time
Garner, NC USA

The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church seeks a Media Center Intern for the summer of 2015. The Intern will be trained on OPALS, an open source automated library system in use at hundreds of school libraries, as well as some public, academic, and special libraries. Duties will include cataloging new resources using RDA, MARC 21, DDC, LCSH, and BISAC Subject Headings, updating old catalog records from a non-MARC system, circulating and mailing loaned resources, and recommending resources for patrons. The Intern will also have the opportunity to attend the North Carolina Annual Conference in Wilmington, NC during June 9-13. This gathering provides an inside look into the structure, leadership, and decision-making procedures of clergy and lay leaders from every church in the conference, as well as conference leaders. It is a great time of training, innovation, and fellowship. The Intern will benefit from extensive cataloging practice and experience learning OPALS, knowledge of Christian resources and the needs of ministry leaders, building connections with clergy and laity in the NC Conference, close work with the supervisor, and independent work in a slow-paced and quiet environment. This position should prepare the candidate well for work in libraries or Christian ministry.

The North Carolina Conference is organized under the leadership of a bishop who is responsible for appointing pastors to serve local churches, performing ordinations, and safeguarding the doctrine and discipline of the Church. The NC Conference is also the administrative body and ministry leader for over 800 United Methodist churches in 56 counties in Eastern North Carolina. The Media Center is located in the 5-year-old United Methodist Building in Garner, easily accessible from I-40 and US-70. The Media Center serves as a resource center for every church within the NC Conference with its collection of over 3,000 items. Resources include video-based bible studies, curriculum, and non-fiction books targeted to ministry leaders in all aspects of ministry including adult, youth, and children's ministries, as well as special populations. Although many of the resources are written by Methodist authors, many other popular Christian authors are included as well. With an average of 5 requests and 2 in-person visits per day, careful time can be spent to provide top-notch service to patrons and become familiar with the resources. The Media Center Director is the only person on staff and will therefore be readily accessible and fully invested in the work of the intern.

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications, but specific skills can be learned on the job:
•    Interest in Christian resources and/or The United Methodist Church
•    Basic knowledge of cataloging in RDA and MARC 21
•    Basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System
•    Basic knowledge of classification systems such as Library of Congress (LCSH) and Book Industry Standards and Communications (BISAC) Subject Headings
•    Detail-oriented
•    Good judgment, analysis and decision-making skills
•    Friendly and professional demeanor
•    Independent and innovative

The Media Center Intern is a part-time, temporary position starting as early as May 2015 and continuing through August 2015 with a flexible schedule during the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday at the United Methodist Building, 700 Waterfield Ridge Place, Garner, NC 27529. The Intern will be paid a $1,000 stipend.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resumé to:
Mrs. Laura Dallas, MLS
Media Center Associate

Laura Dallas