Job Opportunities

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

March 17, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
Full time
Liberty, NC US

Fantastic opportunity for a dynamic leader with an interest in developing a comprehensive K-12 youth ministry program.  Rural church in southeast Guilford County, NC.  Full time contracted position.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience ($25,000-$35,000).  For application materials, call the church office 9-4 Mon.-Thur., 336-565-4812 or email with DOYM in subject line.  Due before April 30, 2014.

Mount Pleasant UMC
(336) 565-4812

March 17, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
Soapstone United Methodist Church
Part time
Raleigh, North Carolina USA

Soapstone United Methodist Church, a vibrant, 1000-member congregation located in Raleigh, NC, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministries (grades 6 - high school).  This person will provide the vision to develop and strengthen a ministry that builds disciples through study, mission, and service while serving about 35 youth on a weekly basis.  

Successful candidates should have strong leadership skills, with a commitment to Jesus Christ and the ability to clearly communicate their faith with others. The church is looking for a Director who, in addition to programming, will lead a team of volunteers and work collaboratively with a Youth Council and student leaders. Interested candidates for this position should be organized, able to multi-task, and have a flexible schedule. The Director must also have a Bachelor of Christian Education or 3 to 5 years comparable experience. Resumes can be sent to Karen Whitaker via email. All phone inquiries can be directed to Keith Wheeler, Staff Parish Relations Chair at 919-845-5529, after 5pm.

Karen Whitaker
(919) 846-2212

March 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Youth Director/Worship Leader
Richlands United Methodist Church
Full time
Richlands, NC USA

A growing, dynamic and mission-focused congregation, Richlands United Methodist Church located in Richlands, North Carolina, seeks a Full-Time Staff with dual responsibilities – Youth Director/Worship leader. The successful applicant must possess a Christ-like character, integrity and humility.

Strong communication (written and spoken) skills with an ability to relate to all ages;

Knowledge of technology and effective social media usage;

Outstanding musicianship (vocal and instrumental) with ability to independently lead praise and worship service;

Personal beliefs must align with United Methodist theology;

Education: Degrees in related disciplines including but not limited to Religious Studies, Education, Music, Mission Studies, Praise and Worship Studies, and/or combination of education and experience;

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package negotiable.

Only serious and qualified candidates need apply. Interested individuals may contact Richlands United Methodist Church by phone.  Letters of inquiry and resume with (3) letters of reference may be submitted via email or mailed to P.O. Box 1217, Richlands, NC 28574. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Rev. Edgar De Jesus
(910) 324-5464

March 14, 2014
Church, Administration
Administrative Assistant
Christ United Methodist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, North Carolina US

Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC, is recruiting for the position of Administrative Assistant. If you or someone you know would like to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Deon Roach, CUMC Office Manager, at or by mail/hand delivery to Deon’s attention, 800 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. The deadline for application is March 31, 2014. The full job description is available on church website.

Deon Roach
(919) 969-8820

March 12, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Dauphin Way United Methodist Church
Full time
Mobile, AL USA

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church, located in the historic center of Mobile, Alabama, seeks a highly committed, energetic, and collaborative individual to serve as our fulltime Director of Children’s Ministries.  The Director of Children’s Ministries coordinates and leads ministry with children (and their families) from birth through fifth grade.  Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree and significant experience leading children’s ministry.  Salary and benefits are negotiable based upon education and experience.

Celebrating 100 years of ministry in 2013, Dauphin Way is a thriving congregation of more than 2100 with both traditional and contemporary worship services.  We are committed to our shared mission of “Making Disciples Who Make a Difference” and have a heart for missions and service in our community and around the world.  

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jeff Wilson, Co-Senior Pastor, at  To apply, submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to  Applications will be reviewed beginning April 15, 2014.

Jeff Wilson
(251) 471-1511

March 01, 2014
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Church Without Walls (CWOW)
Full time
Berkeley, CA USA

Reporting to the Chair of the Elder Team, the Senior Pastor will provide compelling teaching of Scripture and take on a visible leadership role at the Sunday evening service.  The Senior Pastor will shepherd the congregation by providing pastoral care and partnering with the Elder Team and other leaders in using spiritual discernment to guide the future direction of the church. The Senior Pastor will help the church lean into life with Jesus and live out CWOW's mission.

The Senior Pastor will draw upon the varied and deep leadership and ministry background of the Elder Team and membership at large to implement various church programs and events.
The growing number of regular attenders in the church are not only racially diverse, but also in a wide variety of places in their journey with Jesus.  In conjunction with the welcoming team and elders, the Senior Pastor will engage regular attenders and welcome visitors, suggesting opportunities they might consider for further involvement in the life of the church.

The Senior Pastor will be reviewed after 30, 60 and 90 days in the position; thereafter, evaluations will occur on an as-needed basis, not to be less frequent than annually. Reviews will consist of both a self-evaluation by the Senior Pastor as well as a performance evaluation by the Chair of the Elder Team.  The performance evaluation will serve as a check point for continuation in the role.  This is a 100% time position.

Ministry Responsibilities

•    Devote themselves to study and prayer to nurture and grow their relationship with Christ.
•    Devote themselves to study and preparation to deliver the Sunday sermons.
•    Give leadership and governance to the worship services.
•    Minister the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion.
•    Work with the Elder Team in their oversight of the church’s spiritual health.
•    Provide pastoral care to the church.
•    Oversee and encourage the ministries of the church.
•    In conjunction with the Elder Team and other leaders, continually discern God's voice in guiding the direction of CWOW.
•    Work as appropriate with the Pacific Southwest Conference and denominational Evangelical Covenant leadership to further the development of the congregation.
•    Participate in education and seminar events for personal and professional growth.

Administrative Responsibilities
•    In conjunction with the Elder Team, provide leadership to staff and church leaders.  Work with staff to develop, set and achieve ministry goals and ensure accountability through regular staff meetings.
•    Coordinate shared teaching/preaching schedule and plan subject matter.
•    Provide key input and, in some instances, conduct annual performance evaluations for administrative and paid staff.
•    Work with the Elder Team on general administration issues of the church.
•    Attend annual congregation meeting reporting on key events of calendar year and what lies ahead for the coming year.
•    Participate as an ex-officio member of the Elder Team.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Professional and Background Requirements
•    Education:  In addition to an undergraduate degree, completion of a Masters of Divinity, Theology or advanced degree in related area required.
•    Must possess or be willing to attain Evangelical Covenant Church Ministerial Credential: Ministry License (ML) or Bi-Vocational (BV)
•    Required:  Minimum of three years experience ministering in racially and socioeconomically diverse urban settings and/or in relatively close proximity to a university or other environment characterized as secular or liberal.
•    Required: Minimum of five years demonstrated experience teaching Scripture.
•    Preference given to candidates with three or more years of experience as a senior or associate pastor.
•    Demonstrated history successfully leading and developing experienced lay leaders.
•    Possesses collaborative leadership and decision-making approach.
•    The Senior Pastor’s life is in harmony with the Word of God.
•    Possesses advanced written and verbal communication skills.

Humberto Reyes

February 28, 2014
Church, Ministry
Minister of Youth Discipleship
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Full time
Henrico, VA United States

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (GSUMC), located in Henrico County (a suburb of Richmond, Virginia), is seeking a passionate individual with strong Christian values to lead and develop the Christian discipleship programs for the GSUMC youth (grades 6-12) in the role of Minister of Youth Discipleship. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and leadership skills, a mature vision for mission/outreach, and a passion for mentoring youth. It is expected that the selected candidate will have the demonstrated ability to provide direction and oversight to further the long term vision for the Good Shepherd youth ministry.

The Minister of Youth Discipleship will maintain current Youth Ministry programs (which include Sunday night youth group, small group, mission/outreach opportunities, spiritual retreats, and socials) and develop further programming as desired.

All interested applicants should submit their resume, references and cover letter via email to: Resumes may also be submitted via regular mail to Good Shepherd UMC, 9155 Hungary Road, Henrico, VA 23294  Attn: SPR-Minister of Youth Discipleship

Karen Albro
(804) 270-7613

February 26, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director Youth Ministries
Shandon United Methodist Church
Full time
Columbia, SC USA

Director Youth Ministries. Passion/calling for youth ministry is critical. Full-time with benefits. Bachelor's degree, Youth Certification/Christian Education, and 3-5 years relevant experience preferred. Large urban church with an established multidimensional youth ministry (Bible studies, UMYF, mission projects, day camp, Sunday school, trips/retreats, etc.). Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume to or mail to Shandon United Methodist Church SPRC, 3407 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205.

Anne Cox
(803) 256-8383

February 26, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church
Campus Minister - FSU Wesley Foundation
Florida State University Wesley Foundation, Florida Annual Conference
Full time
Tallahassee, FL United States

The FSU Wesley Foundation at Florida State University is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Campus Minister.  

FSU Wesley is one the largest, most dynamic campus ministries in the country, involving 600 students in a wide variety of programs and ministries. FSU Wesley averages over 400 students in worship and 200 students in family groups.  Over 100 students are active in local, national and international missions, including a long-term partnership in Guatemala and a significant ministry presence in a local housing project, involving 50 Wesley students and 50 local children.  Over 75 students are in leadership at FSU Wesley, including a residential program serving as the foundation of the day-to-day ministry.  Dozens of students serve as camp staff at Warren Willis Camp each summer and 18 recent alumni are currently enrolled in seminary.  

The Campus Minister will lead a large program and administrative staff, a student leadership team, and an active Board of Directors.  She or he will be responsible for operational and administrative oversight of FSU Wesley, pastoral and programmatic ministry with students, communications and fundraising among supporters, and connectional relationships within the Florida Annual Conference.   

A significant experience awaiting the next Campus Minister will be the transition out of aged facilities (that must be demolished) and into new proposed facilities by 2018. A strategic plan for the facilities is being implemented by the Florida Annual Conference and the Campus Minister will exercise a critical and necessary role in that process.  

The Campus Minister will be an employee of the Florida Conference and report to the Executive Director of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. A Master of Divinity degree and ordination as an Elder in The United Methodist Church is required. Five or more years of experience in campus ministry, young adult ministry, and/or a large, dynamic local church ministry is preferred.  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, including a list of references and salary expectations via e-mail. EOE. Questions may be directed to Rev. David Fuquay at the same email address, or by calling 863-688-5563, ext. 189.  The position is open until filled.  Responsibilities begin July 1, 2014.

Rev. David Fuquay
(863) 688-5563 ext 189

February 25, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Full time
Normal, IL United States

The First United Methodist Church of Normal is located in the heart of the Illinois State University campus. FUMC is a large, active church with close ties to the campus community as well as the community of Bloomington-Normal and the surrounding areas. FUMC is currently seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating ministry and fellowship programs for youth in grades 6 through 12. The Director of Youth Ministries collaborates with other program and educational staff and volunteers to provide a variety of programs to meet the needs of the church youth. Successful candidates will possess a college degree and have prior experience in youth ministry. A full job description is available upon request; email Applicants should send a letter of interest, copy of their resume and a list of references to Rev. Dr. Don Jackson, First United Methodist Church, 211 N. School St., Normal, IL 61761.

Sara Halihan
(309) 452-2096