Job Opportunities

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

July 06, 2015
Church, Ministry
Lead Pastor of Ministry
Mars Hill Bible Church
Full time
Grandville, MI USA
http://marshill.org/files/2009/09/Lead-Pastor-Final-6.12.2015.pdf

Qualifications & Experience Professional: Experience in Collaborative Leadership. Demonstrated wisdom and discernment; spiritual, emotional, cultural and relational maturity. Ability to thrive in a high touch environment-deriving energy from and drawing others into relationships. Effective organizational and administrative skills. Ability to unite staff and volunteers around a common mission and to appropriately delegate authority and responsibility to achieve that mission. Passion for excellence in both oral and written communication. Ability to engage difficult issues and individuals, courageously shepherding people toward wholeness. Interest in and ability to lead cultural competency and in a culturally competent manner.

Education requirements: Master's degree in a ministry-related field. Minimum of 5 years of pastoral experience. Knowledge of and exposure to a broad range of pastoral care ministries.

Knowledge & Competency Requirements: Theological/philosophical/formational: A worldview that is aligned with the vision, mission, directions, and narrative theology of Mars Hill. Able to synthesize and think critically about theological, formational, developmental, and sociological issues associated with the church. Able to understand, appreciate and implement collaborative transitions within all ministries. Ability to teach the Mars Hill community 6-8 times a year during Sunday service. Personal: Demonstrates a deep love and commitment to Christ; commitment to spiritual growth, formation and discipleship. Deep love and commitment of the Church and its redemptive work in the world [globally] and in its local communities [Mars Hill/West Michigan]. Models an inspirational/aspirational life centered on following Jesus as his disciple and in service to others. Practices a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Provide leadership and governance to the staff through a collaborative model that is inclusive of the skills, gifts, and talents found in the body of believers. a. Serve as the link between the Board of Elders and staff; the voice of the Ministry Leadership Team [MLT] to the Board of Elders and accountable to the Board of Elders. b. Lead collaboratively with the MLT to achieve the mission and vision of Mars Hill. c. Facilitate MLT meetings; collaborate with the MLT to formulate team agendas. d. Facilitate collaboration among all Ministries within a flat structure environment. e. Ensure effective program operations and outcomes. f. Prepare, in collaboration with the Chair of the Board of Elders, for Executive Elder and Full Elder meetings.

2. Champions the mission and vision of Mars Hill for all to see: a. Model Christ-centered leadership: relationally focused and empowering of people's gifts and talents. b.Teach the Mars Hill community during Sunday  Services 6-8 times a year. c. Value, understand and engage in a wide variety of relationships [complex, nuanced, simple] in a way that demonstrates that all people are heard, appreciated, encouraged, challenged and valued. d. Coordinate and integrate activity among the shared governance sub-teams, ministries and Mars Hill community.

3. Expect and support integration between teachings and on-going activities of Mars Hill: a.Work collaboratively with the Teaching Pastor, staff and volunteer leaders to create, guide and articulate Mars Hill's teaching arcs, ensuring harmony with Mars Hill's narrative theology, mission and vision. b. Collaborate with the Teaching Pastor to provide learning opportunities to Mars Hill community, staff and Elders. c. Mentor guide and encourage staff and guest teachers in order to develop their personal and Mars Hill's teaching capabilities, competency, quality and capacity.

4. Create a staff culture that demonstrates the value of all people: a. Facilitate a culture of pastoral care among staff and community. b. Uncover and utilize the various skills, gifts and talents among staff. c. Help to attract, retain and develop staff. d. Provides a framework and tools for staff reporting and evaluation.


Contact
Kindra Tanis
leadpastorsearch@marshill.org
616-249-3337

July 06, 2015
Education
Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry
First United Methodist Church
Part time
Washington, NC USA
http://www.fumcw.com

      FUMC is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry.  This person will give direction to the entire educational ministry of the congregation as it pertains to youth and children.  The ideal candidate should have a BS or AB degree in Christian Education or similar discipline and embrace United Methodist doctrine and theology.  Three plus years in a church setting is a plus.  Applicants may email resume and references to:  Rev. Danny Allen  spfumcw@embarqmail.com

 

      First Church Washington, N.C. is a large downtown church of 2000 plus members. We have three services each Sunday, one traditional, one blended and one contemporary. We have a pre-school and a year round childcare program.


Contact
Rev. Danny Allen
spfumcw@embarqmail.com
252-946-3311

June 26, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister/Director of Youth Ministry
Dewitt Community Church
Full time
Dewitt, NY United States
http://dewittchurch.org

Dewitt Community Church is looking for a full-time Minister/Director of Youth Ministries to work with

current staff in providing outstanding ministry to a growing congregation in beautiful Central New York.

● have passion for youth ministry, developing relationships with youth and their families, and

accompanying youth on their journey of faith

● have a strong and growing personal faith, basic biblical knowledge, and theology consistent with Dewitt Community Church
● possess strong leadership and leadership development skills
● be consistently energetic and enthusiastic about youth ministry
● be open and welcoming to youth and their families
● work well independently and on a team
● possess strong communication skills (written, oral, social media, etc.)
● be adaptable, flexible, and creative
● possess outstanding interpersonal skills, with ability to recruit, equip, and organize others
● have a genuine interest in students’ lives and willingness to get involved in the community
● demonstrate basic knowledge of youth development
● planning and leadership of regular youth ministry activities, including but not limited to: youth programs, summer activities, annual mission trips, local mission opportunities, retreats,fundraisers, youth worship, youth Sunday school and Sunday worship services
● incorporate students into all areas of church life (as appropriate), advocating for youth in all levels of church leadership
● develop and lead leadership teams of youth, parents, and volunteers
● keep track of students’ needs and provide both proactive care as appropriate
● help students develop relationships with God, each other, and adults in the congregation
● plan and lead confirmation
● adhere to and promote the church’s child protection policy

If this sounds like the job for you, please send cover letter and resume to dhallmarathon@gmail.com.


Contact
Dot Hall
dhallmarathon@gmail.com

June 19, 2015
Education
Director of Christian Education/ Director of Family & Children Ministry
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Dunn, NC USA
http:/www.fpcdunn.com

350+ member Presbyterian church in small city between Raleigh and Fayetteville seeks qualified DCE to lead all phases of education and family ministry. Not an ordained position. Congregation seeks to re-invent church school, invigorate youth program and offer consistently excellent adult education to its well-educated and largely professional base of members.


Contact
Dr. Duane Hix
dhixpastor@gmail.com
910-892-4121 or 919-819-7198

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Rector
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Part time
Greenville, Michigan United States

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, Michigan, seeks an energetic, imaginative, family-friendly priest to lead our parish with vision and warmth as our half-time rector. We are a financially sound and spiritually healthy self-sustaining parish of approximately 80 baptized members with an average of 40-45 members pledging and attending regularly. We are the only Episcopal Church in Montcalm County and are aware of our strategic importance for people who are seeking a thoughtful, inclusive approach to Christian life and service.
The ideal candidate is one with a deep and articulate faith, a commitment to social justice, a willingness to connect with the community, and an ability to take initiative while working collaboratively in ministry with lay leaders. Our worship is based in the Prayer Book and Hymnal, with additions from Enriching Our Worship, Wonder, Love and Praise, and some Lutheran sources.  Music is an important part of the worship at St. Paul’s; anchored in the Hymnal 1982 and simplified Anglican chant, the service is usually sung.
Our Parish:  Founded in 1872, St. Paul’s has developed deep ties to the local community and a strong tradition of laity and clergy working together in ministry.  Lay people serve in worship on the worship committee the Altar Guild and the healing prayer team, and as acolytes, Eucharistic ministers, intercessors, lectors, preachers, and choristers and soloists.  There are week-day Bible studies and frequently a book discussion group, led by both lay leaders and the rector.  

We understand our mission to be "through action to share the love of Christ, the word of God, with one another and the world." Our main outreach ministry is the Food Kitchen, which serves lunch and supper every Tuesday to whoever comes; we serve 45-70 people in these two meals.  We sponsor food baskets for Thanksgiving and provide items to the ecumenical food pantry and care packages sent to service men and women on active duty; we have sent members on mission trips to other dioceses. Our parish hall serves as a meeting and rehearsal space for a variety of community groups.  We give a portion of our investment account to ministries outside our community. Financially sound and spiritually healthy, we are a self-sustaining parish, caring for each other and serving the world around us.
Our Community:  Greenville is a city of about 8500, located in Montcalm County about 40 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.  Many residents work in Grand Rapids and live in Greenville for its quality of life. Most jobs are in the service sector and Greenville is actively working to continue its tool and die industry and rebuild its manufacturing strength. There is significant agricultural activity in the surrounding countryside, and the city boasts a Farmers Market.
 Greenville has a public library and a community theater; there are many parks, lakes, and ponds in and around the town.  The Flat River, popular for canoeing and kayaking, flows through town and there is an extensive system of hiking and biking paths around the town and into the surrounding areas.  A highlight of the cultural year is the Danish Festival, celebrating the city’s original ethnic heritage. The school population is growing, and we very much wish to bring into our parish young families with children.  
Salary and Benefits

This is a half-time position with a target start date of September 2015 offering:

•    Stipend (salary and housing allowance), vacation, and continuing education time provided according to guidelines from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan.
•    Full health insurance coverage for clergy plus one
•    Allowance for travel and expenses
•    Sabbatical set aside

Interested Clergy Should Contact the Transition Officer for
The Diocese of Western Michigan:  
The Reverend Canon William J. Spaid
269 381-2710, ext 11
wspaid@edwm.org


Contact
The Reverend Canon William J. Spaid
wspaid@edwm.org
269 381-2710, ext 11

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Kirkwood Baptist Church
Full time
Kirkwood, MO USA
http://www.kirkwoodbaptist.org

The person who fills this position will possess strong preaching skills, be involved in moderate Baptist life, be committed to Baptist distinctives, and have the desire and ability to lead the congregation spiritually and administratively. Interested candidates must send a resume to: Pastor Search Committee, Kirkwood Baptist Church, 211 N. Woodlawn Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122, or to pastorsearch@kirkwoodbaptist.org.


Contact
Von Hulin
pastorsearch@kirkwoodbaptist.org
314-965-2349

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
First Baptist Church of Clayton
Part time
Clayton, NC USA
http://www.claytonfbc.org/jobpostings.html

Minister of Children: First Baptist Church of Clayton, N.C., prayerfully seeks an individual to lead our congregation’s children in their walk with our Savior. The primary responsibility of the Minister of Children is to plan and coordinate a comprehensive program for the preschool and children’s ministry of the church. The program should undergird the spiritual, emotional, and social development of the children as it relates to their becoming and growing as Christians.  

The position is a part-time position (anticipated 3 days/week) that reports directly to the pastor and works closely with parents and volunteers in carrying out the duties of this position. The position also provides supervision to the director of the FBC Child Development Center, which is a full-day preschool for children ages birth through four years old.  

Interested persons should send a letter of interest and résumé to gcanady4@gmail.com or to Gwen Canady, 2348 Stephanie Ln., Clayton NC 27520.


Contact
Gwen Canady
gcanady4@gmail.com
919-553-4161

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Rector (Curate)
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA
http://www.christchurcheaston.org/

Reporting directly to the Rector, the Curate will assist the Rector in all sacerdotal roles and will have principle responsibility for the church’s ministry to families with young children and youth, newcomers, pastoral care and Christian education.   He or she will work to attract and bring families with children to the knowledge and love of God and, by word and example, encourage all people in their lives in Christ.

Responsibilities
 
Assist the Rector in all work needed to minister to this parish and lead this parish to fulfill its calling in evangelism and church growth and development.

The Curate will:
•    Develop, grow and expand “Family Ministries” in concert with the goals of the church.
•    Assist with every sacerdotal aspect of the worship life of the church.
•    Perform baptisms, weddings and funerals.
•    Take responsibility for newcomers (welcoming/integration).
•    Assist with pastoral responsibilities and coordination.
•    Provide support for the Christ Church Day School.
•    Support parish activities.
•    Develop intergenerational activities.
•    Train, recruit and coordinate Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors.
•    Work with Rector and Youth Minister(s) to develop Family Programming to promote the Gospel and the growth of the church.
•    Develop Saturday Evening Worship opportunity.
•    Build an intentional connection with the Day School
•    Work with our Justice Ministry and continue to involve the families and children, teens and young adults in Mission Trips (local, regionally and international)
•    Develop and lead Christian Formation for young families and children of all ages.
•    Direct or facilitate First Communion Classes; Confirmation Programs for Teens.
•    Assist with Christian education programming for adults.
•    Lead or facilitate First Communion and Confirmation classes (Teens and Adults).
•    Work with the staff to develop Christ Church as a parish that welcomes and helps young families in their spiritual development in every way to the degree that the parish is known as such in this community.
•    Program Development, Planning and Budgeting (includes fundraising).
•    Support Sunday Christian Education Program for Nursery through Middle School.  This will include assisting the Youth Minister.


Contact
Search Committee
christchurcheastonmd@gmail.com

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor for Teen and Young Adult Ministries
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA
http://www.christchurcheaston.org/

Reporting directly to the Rector, the Pastor for Teens and Young Adults will assist in all aspects of parish life, taking full responsibility for the church’s teens and young adult ministries.  He or she will work to bring teens and young people to the knowledge and love of God and, by word and example, encourage all people in their lives in Christ.

Specific Areas of Responsibilities:
•    Evangelism and Church Growth.
•    Program Development, Planning and Budgeting (includes some fundraising)
•    Identifying, Recruiting, Training and Leading volunteers and leaders.
•    Ministry-related Communications to Parish and Community.
•    Church School Christian Education Program for Middle School.
•    Coordinate Acolyte leadership for worship.
•    Small Groups (CORE) for Middle School and High School (Teen Alpha)
•    Specific Education and Worship Opportunities:  Confirmation Classes and Experiences; opportunity to collaborate with the Contemporary and Traditional Music directors.
•    Justice Ministry.
•    Mission Trips (local, regionally and international)  We are inclined to focus our CORE and Young Adult programming on a fulfilling goal of a Mission.  There is little merit in constant training without defined application.  We know missions to be effective in building an awareness of person’s relationship with God and the community of faith.

    To be developed:
•    An intentional connection with the Day School.
•    A Ministry to Young Adults.
•    Regional and Diocesan cooperative ventures.


Contact
Search Committee
christchurcheastonmd@gmail.com

June 12, 2015
Church, Administration
Administrative Assistant
Durham Memorial Baptist Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA
http://durhammemorial.org/

Durham Memorial Baptist Church is seeking an energetic and spiritually mature individual to serve our church family as Administrative Assistant.  

 

This person will perform administrative and secretarial duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of the Pastor and other staff members and maintain efficient and effective church office operations.  Accuracy and attention to details are foundational for this position.  Strong skills in spelling, grammar and syntax are expected.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00-2:00, Friday 9:00-1:00.

 

Durham Memorial is a congregation of about 600 with 160 to 180 in regular attendance.  

Durham Memorial affirms the Bible as the inspired Word of God and our guide to faith and practice.  We are a diverse congregation who enjoy a blended style of worship, incorporating Praise and Worship music and traditional hymns.  We affirm women deacons and have called ordained women to serve on the church staff.  We are seeking the person that would honor God in this position and hope to find a good match for who we are as a church family.
For more information or to submit a resume contact the Personnel Committee, Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Road, Durham, NC 27703; or e-mail pastor@durhammemorial.org


Contact
Ed Denton
pastor@durhammemorial.org
919-602-1851

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