Job Opportunities

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

March 02, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Graham, NC USA

The Director reports directly to the Senior Pastor and will be directly responsible for:
1.    Overseeing the youth ministry of FUMC Graham and directing the implementation of its mission and vision.
2.    Assisting in the implementation of a restructuring plan for the youth ministry in conjunction with the Renovation Team and adult volunteers.  
3.    Spiritually preparing the youth of FUMC Graham for challenges ahead in young adulthood and nurturing in those youth a sense of clear Christian identity through an understanding of God-given gifts and talents.

Youth Search Team

February 25, 2015
Church, Ministry
Campus Worship Leader | The Summit Church
The Summit Church
Full time
Durham, NC USA

The vision of Summit Worship is to call our church, our city, and our world to behold the Lamb of God, and to do so by faithfully pastoring the local church, producing resources for the global church, and equipping leaders. A Summit Worship Leader strives to create more and better worshippers of Jesus by embodying and executing Summit Worship DNA;  leads congregation and volunteer teams in worship by example.

+ Pastor the local church at weekly worship gatherings  (40-46 annually)
    - Prayerfully personalizing and executing weekly worship plans
    - Coordinating details with pastoral and production staff
    - Identifying and developing volunteer team and lay leadership participation
+ Pastoring the campus worship team
    - Supporting the vision and leadership of the campus pastor
    - Coaching appropriate preparations for weekly worship gatherings
    - Shepherding and developing individual volunteers
    - Identifying and developing potential worship leaders
    - Recruiting and auditioning prospective team members
+ Support and contribute to the Summit Worship team
    - Worship Planning
    - Planning and executing Summit Worship events
    - Leading worship for special events
    - Actively contributing to Summit Worship projects
+ Any and all other tasks necessary to accomplish the vision and mission of the Summit Church as assigned by supervisor.

+ Knowledge of Scripture and worship theology
+ Basic knowledge of music theory and practice
+ Pastoral aptitude
+ Management ability
+ Leadership development
+ Vision casting

Email Ryan Doherty and Apply Here:

Ryan Doherty

February 23, 2015
Religious Studies Teacher
School of the Holy Child
Full time
Rye, New York USA

School of the Holy Child, located in Rye, NY, seeks a talented and dynamic Religious Studies teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.  Holy Child is most interested in candidates who wish to teach in both the Middle and Upper Schools, but will consider candidates whose primary interest may be in one division or the other.  The candidate should have deep content knowledge, preferably in the areas of the New Testament and Church History, and be thoroughly comfortable working with technology.  Additional responsibilities may include advising and a portion of our Campus Ministry responsibilities.   Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree and at least three years of teaching experience, preferably in a Catholic, independent school environment.   Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of three references to and should reference the job title in the subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.


February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Middle School Ministries
Christ UMC
Full time
Memphis, TN USA

Director of Middle School Student Ministry

The mission of Christ Church is to glorify God by making, maturing and mobilizing disciples as we love Jesus and love like Jesus in the world.  Christ Church is a gospel-centered church known in Memphis, and the Methodist denomination, as a leading church when it comes to discipleship and mission.

Role Summary:
To be the servant-leader for our Middle School Student Ministry Team as they, “partner with parents to bring student to spiritual maturity in Christ.”  We are looking for a gospel-centered leader who provides vision, accountability, direction and oversight by focusing on intentional disciple-making, family oriented relational ministry, and a missional response to the gospel as a way of life.

The position leads the Middle School Ministry working under the direction of the High School Director while working closely with five other full-time team members.

Committed and faithful follower of Jesus Christ.
Bachelors degree with seminary training/background (or willing to pursue); Masters degree preferred.
Strong background in Student Ministry, including proven ability to grow and develop a Student Ministry program.
Exceptional leadership, management and administrative skills with an ability to manage leaders across multiple disciplines and experience levels.
Innovative style, with a commitment to excellence and comfortable developing quality relationships with students, parents, staff and volunteer leaders.
Strong interpersonal and pastoral skills, with an energetic spirit who can develop and encourage leaders through an open-minded, approachable style.
Strong collaboration skills to enable partnering with parents and other ministry areas in the Church and community.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the vision, leadership and coordination of Middle School Ministry (students 6th-8th grades).
Provide the strategic direction for the Middle School Ministry and ensuring that individual program leaders have the proper guidance, support and resources required to effectively lead their programs.   
Build meaningful relationships with Middle School students
Build meaningful relationships with Middle School D-Group Leaders.
Recruit Lay Leaders for the ministry.
Personally disciple key group of students.
Coordinate Confirmation each year
Be the lead teacher at Middle School Refuge and teach on a rotating basis at Morning Blend.
Equip leaders and provide example to strong relationships with students and their parents involved in the ministry.
Provide timely, effective communication to parents regarding our Middle School Ministry goals, events, and volunteer opportunities as well as educating parents and helping them engage directly in the spiritual development of their students.
Help the High School Director provide leadership for the Adult D-Group Leaders, Parent Advisory Team and SLAM (Student Leadership, Advocacy, and Ministry) Team.
Assist in the development of goals and strategies for the overall Student ministry.
Think of creative ways to engage new students.

Interested applicant should e-mail resume and cover letter to, ATTN; Mike Fitzpatrick, Director of High School Ministries

Mike Fitzpatrick

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida USA

We are looking for a person to serve as a Summer Intern in Youth Ministry.  The Youth Ministry Intern would have responsibility for working alongside the youth minister in the overall leadership and ministry with youth through Harvest.  Any applicants should be self-motivated, innovative people with a deep personal faith, a desire to explore a call to youth or children's ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a calling for working with youth and their families. Both internships have a salary and benefits: $4,000 for a 12 week internship (10 weeks negotiable). Housing with a family in the church. Reimbursement for mileage accrued in the course of ministry at the IRS rate.

Catherine Sykes

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Ministry Summer Intern
Harvest UMC
Full time
Bradenton, Florida United States

We are looking for a person to serve as a Summer Intern in Children's Ministry.  The Children's Ministry Intern would have responsibility for working alongside the children's minister in the overall leadership and ministry with children through Harvest.  Any applicants should be self-motivated, innovative people with a deep personal faith, a desire to explore a call to children's ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a calling for working with children and their families. The internship has a salary and benefits: $4,000 for a 12 week internship (10 weeks negotiable). Housing with a family in the church. Reimbursement for mileage accrued in the course of ministry at the IRS rate.

Catherine Sykes

February 23, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Part time
Raleigh, NC USA

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 8304 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC, seeks a person to serve as Children’s Minister at a time level of 15- 20 hours weekly. Salary will be in accordance with experience.  Submit a resume and cover letter to: David Pontz and Bill Casteen, Co-Chairs of Personnel Committee,

Minister of Children

The Minister of Children is a part time position, who performs under the direction and supervision of the Pastor. The Minister of Children will be primarily responsible for the ministries of the children of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Minister of Children shall have appropriate educational and/or work experience.  This position will support the total church programs and is accountable for working toward the stated Vision and Goals of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.   Provide opportunities for spiritual growth of all children through grade 5 by planning, administering and evaluating programs of education, training and ministries. These programs will effectively integrate and support the programs and activities of the church.
2.  Be the Sunday morning greeter for children and families involved in the Children's program.
3.  Assist in motivating and training church members/parents to work with the children's programs.
4.  Serve as an advisor to the Children's Council and staff contact for Children's Sunday School teachers (check on supplies, materials, equipment needs, etc.).
5.  In conjunction with the Tabernacle Learning Center Director, and Tabernacle Learning Center Committee develop and evaluate a unified ministry to preschoolers.
6.  Plan, coordinate and attend functions for children (e.g. Fall Festival, Eggstravaganza, etc.).
7.  Attend or have representation at Church Council.
8.  Serve as the representative for the Children's Programs of Tabernacle Baptist in and outside the church walls.
9.  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Pastor.
10.Cooperate as a team member with the Church Staff and other Church members

David Pontz and Bill Casteen

February 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
White Oak Missionary Baptist Church
Full time
Enfield, NC USA

The White Oak Missionary Baptist Church of Enfield, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor, called by God, equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God to His people. The candidate must provide the vision and direction throughout the church community by leadership, counseling, teaching and preaching to lead others to Christ.
Interested candidates should return:
•    A Cover letter-a description of how you became a believer of Jesus Christ and the reason you are called to ministry.
•    An updated resume/Completed Application
•    A copy of degree(s), ordination certificate, and any other certificates
•    Three (3) letters of recommendation (2 from pastors/clergy and 1 personal (non-relative)

Email question(s) or request for application to or download application at

Deacon Steve Battle

February 10, 2015
Church, Ministry
Full time

Etowah United Methodist Church

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries sets the strategy for developing and leading a vibrant, comprehensive Children, Youth, and Young Adult ministries program.
Guiding Principles:
1.    Understand that as a member of the church staff you are often someone’s first impression of our church.
2.    A Christ-centered life is essential for all staff members in being Christ to others.
Primary Duties:
1.    The director demonstrates a Christ-centered approach to ministry and should have a clear sense of his/her Christian walk.
2.    The director cultivates relationships with adult laity in order to carry out the ministries of this role.  The director will serve as an advocate for all those in his/her care.
3.    The director oversees and is responsible for the weekly youth programs.  Attention also should be given to developing vital young adult programs.
4.    The director will connect youth ministries to the church and the surrounding community.
5.    The director will use effective means of communication to promote the youth and young adult program to the church and community.  These include but are not limited to: the church web site, church bulletins, roadside signage, bulletin boards, congregational presentations, Facebook, and any other appropriate means at his/her disposal.
6.    The director will guide and assist age level coordinators in securing appropriate curriculum materials and teacher recruitment.
7.    The director will participate in other activities as needed and directed by the Senior Pastor, the director’s immediate supervisor.


1.    Some college experience is preferred, especially in the area of Christian Education.
2.    Is a self-starter, who demonstrates high levels of initiative, motivation, and enthusiasm.
3.    Experience in the direction of youth and children’s ministries also preferred.
4.    Sees children and youth ministries as an integral part of the church.
5.    Shares and excitement and passion for making young Christian disciples.
6.    Demonstrates openness, flexibility, and approachability in leadership style.
7.    Exhibits a comfort level in pastoral/counseling roles; is adept in initiating and cultivating relationships with youth, staff, and volunteers.
8.    Possesses good organization, communication, and time management skills with attention to detail and timely completion of assigned tasks.
9.    Able to earn the trust and goodwill of others through word and action.
Personal/Professional Values:
1.    Conduct all business with integrity, confidentiality, and in a professional manner.
2.    Be supportive of our church’s goals, mission, and programs.
3.    Mesh well with church staff.
4.    Be sensitive to needs and requests from church members and have a willingness to overcome obstacles and interruptions to achieve desired results.
5.    Be flexible and gracious while pursuing excellence in a church environment.


The following skills are frequently utilized to great effect in the modern church.
Applicant’s proficiency in any or all of these areas will be taken into account as part of the hiring process.
Some of these attributes are:
1.    Familiarity with the principles of contemporary worship.
2.    Demonstrate knowledge of modern worship (embracing both traditional and modern Christian music, along with secular songs appropriate for a worship setting) which focuses on the need for a user-friendly, spiritual environment.
3.    Understanding of CCLI license requirements and copyright laws for both audio and visual uses of songs/images in church worship.
4.    Ease in securing a substitute in one’s absence
5.    Familiarity with the audio/video technology often used to enhance these services.
6.    Artistic proficiency in vocal, guitar, keyboard, or other musical instrument.
7.    Ability to help plan worship around a common theme/metaphor.
8.    Ability to “coach” the praise team if called upon to do so.
9.    Knowledge of Contemporary Christian Music (i.e. what people are listening to; respond well to hearing/singing).
10.    Assistance with worship planning; attend practice sessions as needed.
11.    Relate well with a multi-generational congregation.
12.    Work well under the supervision of the Music Director wherever job responsibilities fall under this area of church ministry.
Summary: A successful Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Etowah United Methodist Church will be a well-rounded, Christ-centered, dynamic individual who is passionate about sharing Christ in creative, innovative ways with our youth and young adults.


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