Job Opportunities

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

June 04, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Belmont United Methodist
Full time
Nashville, Tennessee USA

Belmont United Methodist Church ( in Nashville, Tennessee, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. Belmont United Methodist Church is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. This is what we at Belmont UMC believe Christian discipleship is, what we are to be, and what Jesus meant when he sent his followers to “make disciples." Belmont United Methodist has two worship services with an average of 600 attendees.

The Director of Youth Ministries will work as a part of the overall ministry team in helping to bring the vision of Belmont into reality. The Youth Director will engage youth 7-12th in spiritual formation and fellowship by designing relevant programming and developing relationships with youth, involve parents in education, and connect the youth with the Belmont congregation, the city and the United Methodist Church.
Qualifications include:
•    Preferred three years of experience in leading a youth ministry program
•    Bachelor’s degree
•    Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey
•    Ability to lead a team with a positive spirit that supports the mission and core values of Belmont United Methodist
•    Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Brooxie   at


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

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Southern Baptist Pastor
Bethel Baptist Church
Full time
Hertford, NC USA

Bethel Baptist Church in Hertford, North Carolina is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to minister our church and the surrounding community. We are a small conservative Southern Baptist church with a drive to reach the lost for Christ. Worship service attendance is currently around 120 persons and around 30 persons for Wednesday evening Bible study. Applicants should have prior experience as a Senior Pastor and minimum Bachelors or equivalent. We are looking for a Pastor clearly called by God, who is biblically grounded, able to teach, compassionate and will strive to see each member grow in a closer relationship with Christ. Please click the link below or email

Richard Bass

May 28, 2015
Church, Ministry
Children's Discipleship Coordinator
Assurance United Methodist Church, Connections Campus
Part time
Charlotte, NC USA

Title: Children’s Discipleship Coordinator
Location: Connections Campus of Assurance United Methodist Church
Responsible to: Pastor, Connections Campus
Ministry Group: Children, infant through 5th grade

Summary: Assurance United Methodist Church, a multisite church based in Huntersville, is looking for a Children’s Discipleship Coordinator for the Connections campus in West Charlotte near the Brookshire Blvd corridor. Anticipated time commitment would be 10 hours per week. This person would implement programming for children and would love God, children, and their families. Passion for multicultural ministry along with possessing a creative spirit to fully engage children in their education and faith formation is a must. Compensation commensurate with experience ($8,000 -$12,000).

Contact with a resume and cover letter expressing interest.   
Anticipated Time Commitments:
Hours Per Week: 10 hours per week with opportunity for growth
Monthly Meetings: Campus Council Meeting, Children’s Discipleship Team Meeting
Other: Participation in other essential meetings and all church events where children will be present
1.    Assist the Director of Children’s Discipleship in casting the vision for children’s ministry at Assurance.  
2.    Work with the pastoral staff, campus council, and the Director of Children’s Discipleship to develop and coordinate all children’s programming for the Assurance Connections Campus in concert with the church’s overall mission and vision.
3.    Participate in campus-wide meetings wherever and whenever decisions are made that may impact the ministry under your supervision.
4.    Use available tools and leverage relationships to recruit volunteer servants to support children’s ministry.
5.    Provide leadership and serve as shepherd to the children’s ministry team.
6.    Assist in organizing and or facilitating training sessions for children’s leaders/workers.
7.    Work with Safe Sanctuary Committee to facilitate campus safe sanctuary requirements.
8.    In cooperation with the budgeting process prepare and manage the children’s ministry budget.
9.    Develop and implement strategies to develop relationships with parents and guardians of the children in your care.
10.    Participate in training opportunities and continuing education.
11.    Responsible for coordinating the nursery and infant schedule.
12.    Manage campus communications between ministries that interact with children’s ministries.

Desired Experience and Skills:
1.    A minimum of 3-5 years of children’s ministry experience
2.    Experience developing and implementing children ministry programming
3.    Experience with creating attractive brochures / marketing collateral
4.    Preferred experience working with a multi-ethnic community
5.    A passion for the arts i.e, music / drama / art / painting etc.
6.    A passion for developing the gifts of others to further assist them in growing as leaders

Chris Westmoreland

May 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Sharon Baptist Church
Full time
Smithfield, NC USA

Sharon Baptist Church is in search of a Senior Pastor to work in a collaborative church setting that values roles of both laity and staff  persons. The Pastor will be responsible for preaching, leading worship, and providing pastoral care and congregational support. Interested applicants should send a resume to Ron Whittington at

Ron Whittington

May 19, 2015
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Morningside Presbyterian Church
Full time
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Director of Children’s Ministries

Morningside Presbyterian Church is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries to expand and further develop its children’s education and ministry programs.

Located in Atlanta near Piedmont Park, Morningside Presbyterian Church is a warm and welcoming congregation of approximately 500 members.  Morningside has deep roots in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition and active involvement and mission in the local community and beyond.  Over the past decade, the Morningside congregation has experienced exponential growth, particularly in its children and family demographic.  Morningside has more than 160 children today in its congregation.  Children and families are a vital part of our church, and Morningside has created this new role to further its commitment to this group.  The Morningside Presbyterian Preschool is a ministry of Morningside Presbyterian Church and has provided for the educational, physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs of children and families in the community since 2001.  For more information on Morningside Presbyterian Church, please see the website at

Morningside aspires to a dynamic Christian educational experience for its children.  The acronym NICE conveys that Morningside seeks a program that Nurtures, Inspires, Connects and Educates and more fully expressed below:

•    Nurture stands for caring, inclusion and compassion.
•    Inspire is about exciting leadership and programs that lift up our children, youth and families.
•    Connect speaks to offerings that sequence and connect across ages -- and connect with our families and the congregation.
•    Educate means helping children learn and grow in their Christian faith and as individuals.

The Role  
The new Director of Children’s Ministries will partner with parents in rearing their children in the Christian faith, while helping them reach spiritual milestones along the way.  This Director will focus on the needs of children from birth through fifth grade.  Reporting to Morningside’s Senior Pastor, the Director will work closely with the Associate Pastor, who oversees Youth and Adult Ministries, and other talented Morningside staff members and volunteers to nurture this growing children and family demographic.  Integrating the needs of children and their families into Morningside’s larger mission and priorities will be key.

Several key responsibilities include the following:

•    Educate children using a creative and engaging Sunday morning curriculum.  
•    Lead special event programming and other outreach activities for children and families.
•    Identify and retain talented teachers.
•    Provide training and resources for teachers, volunteers and others engaged in the children’s programs.
•    Coordinate with the Associate Pastor to smoothly transition children to the youth program.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate is a dynamic and creative leader who is theologically rooted and grounded in the Presbyterian reformed faith tradition.  This individual easily engages with both children and their parents. He/she is able to relate to the growing demands on today's families.  The Director will also bring an innovative and inspiring vision to children’s education and development and has a desire to see children grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

He/she will be able to select and implement curriculum and programs relevant to each age and stage of children’s development as well as social experiences that connect the children, families and congregation.  By harnessing the ideas and energies of parents, volunteers and others, the Director will deliver outstanding programs that generate high participation and enthusiasm.

This person is a great manager of people, schedules and programs, and is able to work well with volunteers, staff and people across the congregation.  It is critical that this person is an excellent team player and collaborator with a talented and dedicated senior staff as well as able to work effectively in a self-directed manner.  Strong communication skills will also be important as well as the ability to incorporate others’ ideas.  Experience working in a children’s ministry program or other related educational setting is strongly preferred.

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Christian education or other educational area.  A seminary degree or other relevant advanced degree is preferred.  Ordained/ordainable candidates will be favorably considered, but ordination is not a requirement for the position.

Applications and Nominations  
Applications and nominations should be directed to:  

Morningside Presbyterian Church
Director of Children’s Ministries Search Committee

Kelly Garrison

May 18, 2015
Church, Ministry, Education
Director of D6 Children's Ministry
Munger Place Church
Full time
Dallas, TX USA

Our Munger Place campus is growing, and we are expanding our staff!  This full-time position is responsible for working with the Director of Discipleship and volunteer team to define, implement and oversee Christian education for children from birth through fifth grade, including Sunday morning programs, Vacation Bible School and much more.  This position will also collaborate with other Munger staff on general Discipleship and churchwide programs and matters.
D6 attendance on Sunday mornings currently averages about 175 children, with approximately 67 adults in D6 volunteer service.

The Director of D6 Family Ministry is expected to maintain high Christian values and professional integrity in order to provide an example for the children and families of our community.  His/her job is also to encourage all children and families of the community to strive for the same standards.

Usual working hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 8 am - 1 pm, an evening small group, and meetings/events at various times.
Location:  Dallas, TX

Essential Responsibilities include:
Pastoral:  Influence and lead children and their families to Jesus Christ, being available to them in crisis situations and for concerns/questions, making pastoral care visits.
• Supervising, evaluating, recruiting, coordinating, training and supporting the D6 Ministry volunteer teams.
• Selecting, supervising and directing paid, part-time nursery/childcare workers and art hour coordinator.
• Attending/helping lead adult leadership retreats and meetings.
• Participating in the research, design, and implementation of a ministry to the parents of children 0-18.
• Evaluating, planning, coordinating and overseeing all planning for regular ministries to children and their families, which includes D6 Sunday School, 4th and 5th grade ministry, childcare, Confirmation, family fight nights, parent classes/meetings, and any programming added to Children and Family Ministry.
• Updating D6 webpages.
• Helping plan and lead special children and/or family events (i.e. Back to School Sunday, 3rd Grade Bible Sunday, Christmas Eve Family Service, etc).
• Planning and executing summer Vacation Bible School.
• Consistently evaluating the effectiveness of D6 programs and events and reacting accordingly.
• Managing the D6 budget.
• Collaborating with D6 and family ministries at HPUMC.
• Attending church staff meetings, professional development/continuing education events and other meetings/events as necessary.

WE REQUIRE a Christian (preferably United Methodist) committed to living a life that reflects the Gospel who is comfortable working in a United Methodist church and has the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a related field strongly preferred
Seminary or other formal religious education preferred
At least 3 years experience in church ministry as staff or lay leader
Supervisory experience required
Ability to build, lead and empower volunteer teams
Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum
Ability to implement a ministry vision
Proficient computer skills, using applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, Internet and social media.  Should also be comfortable updating website pages.
Excellent organization, communication (verbal and written) and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability
Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills, with sensitivity to church members and visitors
Familiarity with United Methodist doctrine; must be comfortable teaching it and representing the church
Understanding and enjoyment of children and families and guiding their spiritual development
Familiarity and comfort with special needs children and with diverse socioeconomic populations
Physical demands include sitting, standing, walking, seeing, hearing, lifting approx. 10 lbs.

We provide competitive pay and full benefit package, generous holiday schedule, and a fun, collaborative and supportive work environment!

Amanda Grubbs

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry
Minister with Students
Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Full time
Raleigh, NC USA


Effective Date:    May 2015

Reports to:         Pastor

Directly Supervises:    Student Ministry Intern, when applicable

Status:        Full Time

FLSA:            Exempt

I. Job Summary
The Minister with Students supports the ministry and mission of the church by guiding the process of visioning, planning, organizing and conducting a comprehensive ministry with middle school, high school and college students as well as their families.  This role has a focus of enhancing the spiritual and social development of the church’s youth through worship, teaching and fellowship.  The Minister with Students provides an example of how to live a Christ-centered life, and prepares students for integrating the truths of the scriptures with their everyday lives.  This role also assists the Pastor and staff team in ministering to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the congregation and community.

II. Essential Functions
1.    Develop programs and special activities with students (6th - 12th grades, and college students) which constitute quality Christian education and developmental opportunities that interface with the overall ministry and mission of the church.  Do this in a safe and secure environment in accordance with guidelines for working with students established by the church.
2.    Work both individually and in collaboration with the Nominating Committee in the enlistment of individuals from the larger church congregation to serve as ongoing Student Ministry program leaders, and to fulfill other needed volunteer roles, with a view towards fostering a spirit of adoption of the students into the larger church congregation and also towards effectively and efficiently administering Student Ministry programs and events. Develop training programs and/or activities for leaders and volunteers so that expectations and requirements are made clear and adequately communicated.
3.    Work both individually and in collaboration with the Nominating Committee in the enlistment of individuals to serve on the Student Ministry and College Ministry Councils.  Guide these Councils in the process of visioning planning/calendaring, budgeting, and evaluating their overall ministries.
4.    Develop an annual calendar of Student Ministry meetings, activities and events in advance of each traditional year school year to be communicated with student leaders, parents and staff so that the overall program plans are included in the church calendar.
5.    Design and implement an ongoing timely and effective multilevel system of communicating with student leaders, parents and staff.
6.    Encourage student participation in all facets of Student Ministry, including Sunday School, Sunday evening activities, Wednesday evening activities, and youth and student music programs at HBBC.
7.    Establish a transition plan for 5th grade students and parents into the Student Ministry program with a view towards explaining expectations associated with Student Ministry participation, available Student Ministry activities and events, and easing the integration of new Student Ministry participants into the current body.
8.    Be responsible that all facets of the ministry remain within the Student Ministry budget.  If more funds are needed and the activity is approved by the Pastor, design and implement alternative means of funding within church guidelines.
9.    Serve as a pastor to students and their families, attempting to understand their interests, concerns and needs. Endeavor to support students in their activities outside of church, for example, by attending athletic games, concerts, and plays.
10.    Perform outreach visitation, hospital visitation and counseling with students and parents.  Always maintain confidentiality where requested or warranted. Assist in hospital visitation and pastoral care to the larger congregation.
11.    Effectively communicate the availability and occurrence of Student Ministry programs and activities to the larger congregation and visitors to HBBC.
12.    Develop a program to minister to the college students of HBBC and the larger community.
13.    Be a minister to the whole church, and fellow staff members.
14.    Cooperate fully with the ministerial and support staff to the end that unity, loyalty, cohesiveness, effectiveness, and efficiency are realized through teamwork.
15.    Accept other duties as assigned by the Pastor.

III. Other Responsibilities
1.    Liaison to committees, councils, ministry boards as assigned
2.    Serve as a key leader for a special project as assigned
3.    Serve as a key leader for a special annual event as assigned
4.    Participate in performance management process

IV. Minimum Qualifications
1.    Bachelor’s Degree -- Required
2.    Graduate degree from accredited seminary/divinity school -- Preferred.
3.    Previous ministry experience in a Baptist church of like faith and order -- Preferred
4.    Able to preach/teach effectively in a worship setting

V. Physical Requirements
1.    Able to speak and hear clearly
2.    Able to see and observe behaviors of minors

VI. Core Competencies
1.    Mission Ownership: Understands, supports and demonstrates the congregation’s mission, values, and beliefs and regularly behaves in a manner consistent with them.
2.    Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles; uses Social Media appropriately, responsibly, and in a manner that has been communicated to parents.
3.    Evangelism/Spiritual Formation: Able to communicate the essential truth of the Gospel in age appropriate ways for students and families. Assists parents in knowing how to share the Gospel with their students. Invites students and their families to a lifestyle of discipleship as a journey or process. Uses a variety of spiritual practices to deepen and develop a mature faith in Christ.
4.    Teaching: Designs effective lesson plans and facilitates learning experiences in both small and large group settings; selects teaching topics that are age appropriate, relevant, and contribute to a deeper understanding of Scripture, theology and spiritual practice; uses a variety of teaching topics to maintain interest and build connection.
5.    Leadership Development: Consistently works toward building an effective team to carry out the work of ministry. Encourages others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the church, especially the Student Ministry. Identifies, recruits and trains new leaders. Thinks strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders and works to build the leadership base.

Scott Bowers

May 12, 2015
Church, Ministry, Other
Contemporary Worship/Music Leader
Christ United Methodist Church
Part time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

Contemporary Worship/Music Leader needed for large, active church in Southern Village, south of Chapel Hill. Primary responsibility is to lead music for two weekly contemporary worship services, Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., plus other special services throughout the year.

Qualifications: Education and/or experience in leading worship. Ability to play piano and/or guitar, and lead singing. Ability to gather and lead volunteer musicians.
1. Select music for worship – pre-worship gathering music, offering music, special music (e.g. Communion, Reflection), congregational hymns/songs, post-worship music.
2. Choose songs with an emphasis on theme each Sunday, in collaboration with the preacher.
3. Recruit and equip volunteers for the bands, and maintain regular communication with musicians.
4. Lead weekly rehearsals with bands.
5. Set-up prior to worship on Sundays.
6. Participate in worship planning with other staff and visioning teams.
6. Coordinate with sound and video volunteers for 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. services.
6. Coordinate substitute coverage when needed.
7. Find and learn new songs.
8. Pray for the band.

This position is 20 hours per week, including Sunday rehearsals and worship services, and weekday evening rehearsals. If you are interested in this position please send your resume to Thank you!

Katherine Kubel

May 07, 2015
Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
University Baptist Church
Full time
Baltimore, MD US

The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative, and servant leadership to the congregation of University Baptist Church so the congregation might fulfill 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 3501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Stephanie Hulman