Job Opportunities

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

February 21, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor
White Oak Missionary Baptist Church
Full time
Enfield, NC USA
http://www.whiteoakmissionarybaptistchurch.org.

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 whiteoak1612@aol.com or download application at whiteoakmissionarybaptistchurch.org.


Contact
Deacon Steve Battle
whiteoak1612@aol.com
9252)445-2032

February 10, 2015
Church, Ministry
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY POSITIONS
ETOWAH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Full time
ETOWAH, NC US

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.

 

Qualifications/Skills:
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.


Contact
DAVID COOK
revdcook@etowahumc.org
828-891-4360

February 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director
Chinese Bible Church
Part time
Apex, North Carolina United States
http://www.cbcnc.org

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 YouthSearch@cbcnc.org.
We will be happy to discuss this local service opportunity with you.

Qualifications
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.


Contact
Solomon Chen
YouthSearch@cbcnc.org
9192808521

February 06, 2015
Other
Horizons Worship Leader
Creedmoor UMC
Part time
Creedmoor, NC USA
http://www.creedmoorumc.com

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 pastorjared@outlook.com.


Contact
Jared Hanson
pastorjared@outlook.com
919-457-6602

February 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Family Ministries
Tinity UM Church
Full time
Greeneville, TN USA
http://www.trinity-um-church.org

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: trinity8888@embarqmail.com


Contact
Pastor Stuart Albee
trinity8888@embarqmail.com
423-638-7521

February 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
International Church of Karachi
Full time
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
http://internationalchurchkarachi.org

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.


Contact
Debra Lobo
icofk@yahoo.com
+923002536105

January 08, 2015
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa
California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Full time
Pasadena, CA USA
https://www.calpacumc.org

The California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is looking for a Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Under general direction of and in conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Director will provide oversight to Wesley Foundation’s programs and services, monitor and assess the effectiveness of campus ministry offerings, participate in the development of resources to support the ministry, and promote and support campus ministry in higher education among student leaders, board members, and local churches in the Hawaii District. This position is full-time, non-exempt and located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

 
THE MISSION OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IS:  “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

THE VISION OF THE CALIFORNIA-PACIFIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS: “Inspiring the world as passionate followers of Jesus Christ so all may experience God’s life-giving love.”

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a ministry to higher education of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church serving college students, faculty, and staff primarily on Oahu, Hawaii.  While located across the street from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), the outreach of Wesley Foundation also extends to other private higher education institutions in the Honolulu metropolitan area including Hawaii Pacific University & Chaminade University.  

The Wesley Foundation was chartered by thirty-seven students in September of 1949 and has provided a United Methodist presence to the University community for the past 66 years.  Our ministry facilities are located on a double-lot campus and has two buildings: a three-level student center with a fellowship hall, kitchen, chapel, offices and parking; and a student residence, the White House, with a capacity for ten residents.  Historically, Wesley Foundation has included, as a part of its programs and activities, students from a variety of denominational and faith backgrounds.  The Wesley Foundation also strives to be an inclusive community that invites participation of individuals regardless of their ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

In January 2009 the Board of Directors adopted the following mission statement, “The Wesley Foundation at the University of Hawaii is a United Methodist campus ministry that journeys with students as they discover, embrace and share their God-given gifts of intellect, compassion and leadership; living out Christ’s call to be disciples.”

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is part of a statewide, public higher education system that includes three four-year university campuses and seven community colleges throughout the Hawaiian Islands.  Founded in 1907, the Manoa campus is the “flagship campus” of the UH system comprised of 14 Colleges and Schools offering Bachelor’s degrees in 97 fields, Master’s degrees in 85 fields, and Professional & Doctoral degrees in 57 fields.  This 320 acre campus has a student enrollment of 20,000 students: 67% Hawaii (in-state) students, 27% out-of-state students, and 6 % international students representing over 119 countries.  UH Manoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.  The University’s motto is “Maluna a’e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka” (Above all nations is humanity.)


Supervised and evaluated by: Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, in consultation with the Higher Education and Campus Ministry Council (HECMC) and the Board of Directors of the Wesley Foundation.  

Supervision responsibility for:
Employees
Bookkeeper; building manager; and outside contracted service providers such as custodial service, yard care and facilities related contracted workers.
Volunteers
Student Peer Ministers; Summer Seminary Intern; White House (student resident) Officers; Board Officers and members; and community volunteers.

Evaluation based on:

 
•Alignment with the mission of The United Methodist Church, the vision of the California-Pacific Annual Conference and the purpose of the Leadership Essential Ministries Team.
•Teamwork and decision-making habits consistent with Conference core values and expectations.
•Skills and competencies that include strategic planning and organizational leadership, financial management, and evaluation and assessment.  
•Level of integrity in the modeling of conference core values.
•Progress toward and achievement of goals.

PRIMARY ROLES, ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership
•Develop and implement strategic planning in conjunction with the Wesley
Foundation Board, that is consistent with and complimentary to that of the mission and
goals of the ministry.
•Create a vision for the planning and implementation of programs and services.
•Organize, develop and implement student-oriented programs and services that
include, but are not limited to, student leadership development, spiritual development, fellowship & worship, community service, interfaith communication/collaboration, pastoral counseling, and social justice.
•Develop strategic alliances with administration and on-campus departments to provide ppropriate programs and services to students.
•Develop strategic alliances with United Methodist Churches to participate in a supportive campus ministry.
•Mentor, supervise and provide work direction to the Student Peer Ministers and the Summer Seminary Intern.
•Identify and implement best practices and policies for serving student needs.
•Represent Wesley Foundation on the University of Hawaii at Manoa Religious Council and on other university committees and councils, as requested.


Financial Management
•Work with the Wesley Foundation Board to develop, fundraise and manage the annual operating budget to meet organizational needs and objectives. Work with Board Officers/ members and the bookkeeper, to prepare an annual budget.  Additionally, work with the aforementioned to monitor the budget monthly and quarterly to insure proper expenditures and resource needs.
•Collaborate with the annual fundraising campaign chairperson in developing an effective organizational structure that will ensure the financial sustainability of Wesley
Foundation.
•Initiate and comply with financial audits required by The United Methodist Church structure.
•Work with the Board of Directors to comply with financial reporting under 501 c (3)
when appropriate.

Evaluation and Assessment
•Conduct routine assessment of all Wesley Foundation programs, and provide evaluation and feedback to the Wesley Foundation Board.
•Complete timely evaluation tools required by HECMC.
•Comply with United Methodist and University of Hawaii requirements related to safe practices related to student contact and pastoral counseling.
•Comply with rules and guidelines for membership as a Registered Independent Organization (RIO) religious student group within the University of Hawaii system.

The activities and essential functions listed in this job description are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job, and may be subject to changes in the future.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle or feel.
•The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand, talk and hear.
•The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
•Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
•If telecommuting is elected for this position, a safe environment must be established in keeping with the guidelines of the Conference.

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.


SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
•Knowledge of United Methodist history, polity, liturgy, and Annual Conference structures directly associated with campus ministries.
•Ability to live and communicate in an Interdenominational and Interfaith world.
•Knowledge of unique aspects of campus climate at UH at Manoa and the needs of contemporary students.
•Ability to utilize electronic forms of communication for promoting campus ministry and communicating with students.
•Excellent communication and listening skills.
•Demonstrated self-motivation and self-starter skills.
•Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
•Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

EDUCATION
Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Significant and relevant life experience will be considered.

EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in campus ministry or equivalent.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position and request the application paperwork, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@calpacumc.org and reference Campus Minister/Wesley Foundation Director - University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Position is open until filled.


Contact
hr@calpacumc.org
hr@calpacumc.org
626-568-7300

January 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Minister
First Baptist Church of Greensboro
Full time
Greensboro, NC USA
http://www.fbcgso.org/childrens_minister_search

The Children’s Minister will work as a part of the Church’s existing pastoral team, assuming primary leadership of and responsibility for the spiritual formation and pastoral support of the Church’s children and their families (birth through 5th grade). 
The Children’s Minister also will be responsible for ongoing and new community outreach initiatives, all of which should be designed to foster continued growth in the Church’s ministry to children and their families. Minimum qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree (although a Masters of Divinity is preferred); prior experience working with children; prior experience working in a congregational or organizational setting (prior experience serving a church as the children’s minister or its equivalent is preferred). If interested, please contact the Children’s Minister Search Committee at cmsearch@fbcgso.org.  Applicants should include an updated résumé with cover letter. 
Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2015.


Contact
Steve Cothran
cmsearch@fbcgso.org
336.274.3286

January 01, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director - First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Midland, TX USA
http://www.vanderbloemen.com/jobs/first-united-methodist-church-youth-director-search

First United Methodist Church has been part of Midland’s history from the earliest days of the city, when a small group gathered to meet with a Methodist minister of the West Texas Conference to “organize a church.” From that humble beginning over 125 years ago, First Methodist has grown into the vibrant, multifaceted church it is today. The current facility sits in the heart of downtown Midland and is one of the last churches to remain on its original site.

First Methodist is seeking a relational Youth Director who loves students and will model a growing relationship with Jesus to them. The Youth Director is directly responsible for the oversight of all junior and senior high Youth Ministry activities, including Sunday School, Sunday evening worship (led by Youth Praise Team), and junior and senior high small groups. Events such as retreats, outreaches, and mission trips are also part of the scope of this role.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to love and relate to a wide diversity of students. This candidate will have a proven track record of developing the growth of students in both numbers and depth in a way that reflects the overall vision of First United Methodist Church. The Youth Director will be directly responsible to recruit, train, and develop Youth Ministry volunteers, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of reaching goals through a collaborative team approach. The Youth Director will create momentum in the Youth Ministry through relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and ministry colleagues.

Midland, Texas is a city in the county seat of Midland County and a component of the larger Midland-Odessa area. The city is located in the Permian Basin in the West Plains of Texas. Midland was originally founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881. The economy of Midland is heavy influenced by the oil and gas industry. It is said that over 16% of the nation's oil reserves are contained in the Permian Basin and accounts for over 61% of Texas oil production.

However, Midland is not only synonymous with oil and gas, but also with high school football. The show "Friday Night Lights" was inspired by the Midland-Odessa area. The city has received national recognition as the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush and the onetime home of former President George H. W. Bush, former President George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush. President George W. and Laura Bush were married in the beautiful chapel at First United Methodist Church.

To Apply, please email your resume to Resumes@Vanderbloemen.com OR Apply through our website: http://www.vanderbloemen.com/jobs/first-united-methodist-church-youth-di...


Contact
Caroline Carthey
resumes@vanderbloemen.com

November 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister - Northeast Navigators
The Navigators
Full time
Boston, Massachusetts USA

The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow Christ who in turn will help others.  Having begun in 1933, the Navigators are currently in over 100 nations.  Navigators minister on college campuses, on military installations, among business & professionals, and among the urban poor.

The Northeast Collegiate Navigators seeks qualified candidates to join our regional staff team to reach students on secular campuses in New York and New England.

The Northeast hosts over 500 colleges and universities campuses.  Of the 1.8 million college students, it is estimated that less than 4% are committed followers of Jesus Christ. Countless opportunities abound for evangelism, discipleship and missions. Currently, the Northeast Navigators serve on 20 campuses and seek to expand their ministry reach.

Immediate openings at:

• University of Maine—Orono
• University of Vermont
• University of Massachusetts— Amherst
• Cornell University
• Dartmouth College
• Boston University
• New York University
• Yale University

Full-time, part-time, and bi-vocational positions are available commensurate with experience and willingness to raise financial support.


Contact
Mr. Craig Parker
craig.parker@mac.com
(603) 359-1776

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