Job Opportunities

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

June 19, 2015
Director of Christian Education/ Director of Family & Children Ministry
First Presbyterian Church
Full time
Dunn, NC USA

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.

Dr. Duane Hix
910-892-4121 or 919-819-7198

June 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Ministry Assistant
Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church
Full time
Lawrenceburg, KY USA

Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church ( is a well-established church in the community of Lawrenceburg, KY, who is committed to leading unified missions and ministries in Christ for the transformation of the world.  This worshipping congregation of 100 - 125 seeks a full-time Ministry Assistant who will oversee the youth program and will help in leading worship.   The primary responsibilities of the Ministry Assistant will be to provide leadership in youth programming and missions, develop relationships with the youth, families, and congregants, and provide support in the weekly worship and day-to-day ministries of the church.

Qualifications include:
•    Education in youth and music ministry
•    Experience that demonstrates success in youth and worship ministry
•    Servant leadership skills and the ability to lead teams with a team work attitude
•    Spiritual role model
•    Strong organization skills
•    Strong computer skills with proficiency in presentation software
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information or to submit a resume with a cover letter, contact Pastor Karen Stigall at

Karen Stigall
(502) 839-3971

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister of Children
First Baptist Church of Clayton
Part time
Clayton, NC USA

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 or to Gwen Canady, 2348 Stephanie Ln., Clayton NC 27520.

Gwen Canady

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Assistant Rector (Curate)
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA

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.

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.

Search Committee

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Pastor for Teen and Young Adult Ministries
Christ Church Easton
Full time
Easton, Maryland USA

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.

Search Committee

June 12, 2015
Church, Administration
Administrative Assistant
Durham Memorial Baptist Church
Part time
Durham, NC USA

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

Ed Denton

June 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
University Baptist Church
Full time
Baltimore, MD USA

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative, and servant leadership to the congregation of University Baptist Church so the congregation might ful-fill its mission as a light of Christ in the City of Baltimore.  The Senior Pastor relates to and connects with multiple generations and a diverse congregation within an urban environment.  In addition, the pastor represents the congregation in denominational or community organizations and activities to learn new ways that the church can support and engage with the surrounding area.  Recognizing the importance of spiritual health and one’s personal relationship with God, the Senior Pastor takes time for regular prayer, Bible study, rest, and recreation.  Lastly, the Senior Pastor extends God’s grace to others and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, and humble.
Applications (Resume and Cover Letter) must be submitted both via email to AND via mail to University Baptist Church
Attention Pastor Search Committee 3501 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Sharon Smith

June 08, 2015
Student U Middle School Teacher
Student U
Full time
Durham , North Carolina United States

Student U is a year-long commitment. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans, teaching their own classes, and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students to gain academic skills and take ownership over their own education. During the academic school year, we ask Student U teachers to commit to tutoring once a week in our daily after-school program.  Teachers are compensated for their work, and they're also partnered with mentor teachers who provide them with plenty of support throughout the summer. The final deadline to apply to be a Middle School Summer Teacher is January 30, 2015. Applications are available on our website.

Jessica Cagle

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Stowe Community Church
Full time
Stowe, VT USA

Stowe Community Church
137 Main Street
Stowe, Vermont, 05672 USA
Date posted: June 1, 2015
Position: Pastor
Denomination: Non-denominational, Protestant community church
Church Size: 100 - 150
Job Type: Full-time
Stowe Community Church, a congregation of around 145 members, is seeking its next Pastor to
shepherd our congregation. The current Pastor is retiring after serving over 28 years.
Stowe has a population of 4,300 and is located in the Green Mountains of northern Vermont,
about 43 miles from Burlington, VT. Stowe is known as the Ski Capital of the East and is a
major four season tourist destination. Our beautiful white steepled New England style church
building is the focus of community. The current church was organized in 1920 by the union of
three churches: Congregational, Methodists, and Universalist. Today, our congregation consists
of a diverse group of Protestant believers united in our understanding of personal salvation by
grace through faith in Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and Savior. We strive to welcome people
from all walks of life and introduce them to a loving God.
Our Purpose is:
• To experience the grace of Jesus Christ;
• To share, serve and grow in God’s love;
• To worship God and enjoy the fellowship of His community.
The Pastor serves as the spiritual leader of this local church and will provide vision, leadership
and strategic direction to reinvigorate and improve the effectiveness of this church in meeting its
purpose as well as our Christian outreach and ministry to the Stowe community and beyond.
• Demonstrates a passion for effectively preaching the Word, proclaiming the Gospel and for
leading the congregation in worship that is glorifying and pleasing to God.
• Shows care and compassion for the congregation through visitation, encouragement and
- Makes pastoral calls on people in hospitals, nursing homes, those confined to home
and those in need.
- Ministers effectively to people in crisis situations.
- Builds relationships and gets to know the members of the congregation.
• Works regularly to bring in new members, to disciple them and to get them involved and
active in the life and work of the church.
- Puts a special focus on identifying, implementing and leading the changes necessary
to increase the membership, discipleship and participation of younger adults and
youth in our church.
• Helps people to grow and develop their spiritual life.
- Able to capably relate biblical themes to how we relate to the world around us.
- Encourages people to relate their faith to their daily lives.
- Encourages and equips members to develop and use their spiritual gifts.
• Is accepting of people with diverse backgrounds and works to build and maintain unity
among the congregation.
• Works effectively with the Board and various Committees to build a shared vision, to create
strategic plans, and to implement actions necessary to reinvigorate this church and ministry.
Education: M.Div or Th.M is preferred. At a minimum, a BA from an accredited Bible college
or seminary is required.
Experience: An ordained minister. Experience in pastoral ministry is preferred.
• Must be personally committed to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
• Must be called by God and committed to the ministry of the Gospel
• Must demonstrate a high degree of personal spiritual maturity, reflecting the character of
Christ in both his/her private and public life.
• He or she must be characterized by the qualities described in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus
• Must maintain a vital and growing personal relationship with the Lord through bible study,
prayer and meditation.
• Must be able to preach an interesting sermon “that clearly fires a biblical bullet at the life of
the listener”!
• Must be a caring shepherd with a passion to minister to those in need.
• Must be a servant leader, and able to lead both spiritually and organizationally.
• Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills with all age groups, and especially with
younger adults (20’s and 30’s).
• Should know how to manage change in an organization.

Pastor Search Committee

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Youth Director/Minister
Saint Luke's United Methodist
Full time
Yorktown, VA USA

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Yorktown, VA , a growing and very active 1900+ member church, is seeking a fulltime Minister/Director of Youth.  This is a salaried position with benefits.  Deacon’s Orders in the United Methodist Church are preferred, while passion for youth ministry and knowledge of the United Methodist Church are a must.  Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, the planning and implementation of Bible study and program for middle school and high school groups, servant recruitment for Sunday school and guidance for mission/service opportunities.  Creativity is desired.  Applicants must have a deep love for God as it’s manifested in love for youth and their families.  Applicants must also be a team player yet have the ability to be productive with minimal supervision.  Please send resume and references to Rev. Doug Gestwick, senior pastor at Resumes only, NO phone calls please.

Rev. Doug Gestwick