Employment Opportunities

Candler provides the Employment Opportunities listing for local churches, non-church ecclesial organizations, alumni, students, and friends of the institution. Positions are generally listed for three months or until the job is filled, whichever comes first. Jobs are listed in order of position type: internships (paid), internships (unpaid), campus employment, part time (pt), full time (ft). Internship opportunities for current students are also available through the Office of Contextual Education and Teaching Parish.

Emory University and the Candler School of Theology make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Student Employment Services. Student Employment Services acts only as a referral source and makes no specific recommendations about employers. The school is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the student to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are urged to use caution and common sense when applying for a job with any organization.

If your church or organization is interested in posting a job, please submit the position for approval through Candler’s online job submission form.

Internships (paid)

Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Children's Ministry Summer Intern
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send a cover letter and resume by March 2, 2014 to Catherine Sykes, administrative assistant, at csykes@harvest-umc.org.

Brief position description:

SUMMER CHILDREN’S MINISTRY INTERN Harvest United Methodist Church – Lakewood Ranch, FL

Do you have a heart for Christ, enjoy ministering to children, and want to explore children's ministry as a vocation? Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking an energetic and self-motivated young adult to work with the Harvest Children’s Minister in a 12 week, full-time internship this summer. College students or recent college grads would be well suited for this position. If you believe you have the spiritual maturity to shepherd children, you are exploring a call to ministry, and you meet the qualifications above, then you are invited to send a cover letter and resume by March 2, 2014. A competitive summer salary and housing will be provided.


Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Youth Ministry Intern
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send a resume and references to the Director of Youth Ministries, Leah Gaughan, 225-229-2244. leah@northspringsumc.org.

Brief position description:

North Springs United Methodist Church is a diverse, missional and lively congregation reaching out to the Sandy Springs community. Many youth from the community join us each week for our Wednesday night program, which includes a meal and time of relationship/faith building. We are seeking someone who has a passion for nurturing a diverse group of youth. This 7-hour position involves planning and implementing weekly small group activities and outreach to the community. Intern needed for 2014, 10 program months and a June mission trip. Must be available Wednesday evenings.

Opportunity for Con Ed 2 Placement.
 


Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Youth Ministry Intern
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume by March 2, 2014 to Catherine Sykes, administrative assistant, at csykes@harvest-umc.org

 
 
 
Brief position description:

Do you have a heart for Christ, enjoy ministering to youth, and want to explore youth ministry as a vocation? Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking an energetic and self-motivated young adult to work with the Harvest Youth Minister in a 12 week, full-time internship this summer. College students or recent college grads would be well suited for this position. If you believe you have the spiritual maturity to shepherd young people, you are exploring a call to ministry, and you meet the qualifications above, then you are invited to send a cover letter and resume by March 2, 2014 to Catherine Sykes, administrative assistant, at csykes@harvest-umc.org. A competitive summer salary and housing will be provided.


Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Senior Counselor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

For information about working with Camp Wieuca this summer and getting an application, please contact:

Joel Mills
Director of Activities
Wieuca Road Baptist Church
jmills@wieuca.org; 404.814.4467

 

Brief position description:

Looking for a summer job? Do you want to find a sense of community and belonging? Do you want to gain hands-on learning experience in a local church and have fun in a summer camp setting? We have a place for you at Wieuca.

Camp Wieuca, of Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Atlanta, is looking for full-time, paid camp counselors to work with children ages 6-13, in a Christ-centered, adventure-filled environment. Camp Wieuca is a summer day camp that provides staff and campers creative and meaningful activities, praise and worship time, Bible studies, and field trips around the city.

Dates and Hours:

·        Staff Training – Be available beginning Tuesday, May 27 – Friday, May 30

·        Summer Camp 2014 begins Monday, June 2.

o   Camp runs Monday-Friday from 7:15a.m. – 6:15p.m. with rotating early and late shifts.

o   Camp goes for 8 weeks beginning June 2 and ending August 1.  We take a break from Camp the week of June 30 -July 4.

 

Interviews will begin in February.  We are already accepting applications!

 


Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Director of Youth and Children
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Interested applicants should email resumes to sdp2011@me.com or mail to: County Line UMC, ATTN: SPR Committee, 1183 County Line Road, NW, Acworth, GA 30101. 

Rev. Scott Pickering, County Line UMC (Acworth, GA)

Office: (770) 428-0511

 

 

 

Brief position description:

County Line UMC, located in Acworth, GA, is currently searching for an energetic, part-time Youth Director or Youth/Childrens Director.  Straddling the borders of Cobb and Paulding counties, County Line UMC is in an area of strong potential growth.  We are looking for a mature, Christian leader who is passionate about youth ministry and possesses skill sets that combine love of God with effective ministry performance.  

Internships (unpaid)

Position Type:
Internships (unpaid)
Position Title:
Intake/ Social Service Specialist
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Faith Danzey - Social Service Coordinator / Pathways Administrator 770-845-2226 

Email: fdanzey@newlife-atl.org 

Brief position description:

 New Life Community Center is the outreach arm and program base of New Life Community Ministries, Inc., a faith-based, non-profit, 501c-3 community development corporation. The mission of New Life Community Center is to empower, uplift, and impact the community in every walk of life by providing community enrichment and outreach programs, youth and adult education initiatives, and community activities for residents who live in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

New Life Community Center is governed by a Board of Directors and receives advice and input on programs and operations from a volunteer Advisory Council made up of business and community leaders.

NLCC offers programs and services designed to provide the community and New Life Church members assistance in 5 major areas:

1. Educational and Development Program

2. Outreach and Crisis Intervention Program

3. Homeless Prevention Rapid Rehousing and Emergency Shelter referral program

4. Employment Readiness and Development  Program

5. Health and Wellness Program

 

We target working with the homeless, under-served in the community.

Job Description Complete intake processing and counseling for clients. Process requested services. Support enhancement of case management strategy   

Campus employment

No campus employment positions are posted at this time.

Part time (PT)

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Youth Minister
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Call (770-925-5086) or write (mike@tuckerchristian.net) Mike Grooms to get the process started.

Brief position description:

   Tucker Christian Church needs a part-time youth minister.  We can afford $1000/mo.  There will be the usual duties that'll be mostly on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Our website is www.tuckerchristian.net and it might explain the type of church we are. 

   We have an ideal in mind, but we're a flexible group.  Mike Grooms is the preacher; he is the initial contact.  We welcome inquiries from alumni and current students.  If you have a resume or CV already prepared, feel free to send it along.

770-925-5086

mike@tuckerchristian.net


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Modern Worship Leader
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send resume and references to susan.landry@mtzionumc.org.

Brief position description:

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church , a well-established and dynamic large church in East Cobb County seeks a Modern Worship Leader for our new 9:00am worship experience. Applicants for this part-time position must have strong Christian integrity and leadership qualities that work toward our mission of being a “relevant and sustainable center for Christ” in this community. This position is an average of 6-8 hours per week with responsibilities including 9am worship on Sundays, rehearsal, and planning with ministerial staff. The ideal candidate will have instrumental and vocal talent and knowledge, and be enthusiastic in leading people closer to God in worship.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Pastor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 For more information about the church, see our web site at http://emmanuelbaptistfellowship.org.

Please email resumes to annisrankin@aol.com or send to

Pastor Search Committee

Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship

4766-B Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC 29072

Brief position description:

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • coordinating the planning and implementing of worship services for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings
  • guiding the church in spiritual and membership growth
  • providing pastoral care of the church family
  • participating in church administration (meetings, bulletins and web-site)

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Families and Youth
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

For a full job description please see the church facebook page (College Park First United Methodist Church) or contact Meredith Hodges, Staff Parish Relations Chair for a job description and to apply for this position. Please include a cover letter and resume by February 21. meredith@cpfirstumc.org.

Brief position description:

The Director of Families and Youth will create, implement and track participation in a tiered approach to connecting children, elementary students and youth with spiritual development experiences and opportunities for growth within College Park First United Methodist Church. The Director will partner with the Pastor and parents to ensure the program is comprehensive, consistent with Methodist doctrine and provides a structured approach to supporting families on their spiritual path through inclusion of parents and extended family members at appropriate points.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Minister of Music
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

To apply send your resume, three professional references, and a CD of you playing by March 7, 2014 to welcometowestside@gmail.com or:

Attn: Pastor Timothy Careathers

RE: Minister of Music

Westside Missionary Baptist Church

4001 Hughes Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37410

Brief position description:

Westside Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN invites applications for the position Minister of Music. The Minister of Music is responsible for the music life of the church, including, but not limited to praise & worship, choir music, and instrumental music.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in music and/or knowledge of music theory and ability to teach/train
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in keyboard and organ performance
  • Experience in the performance and selection of church music which reflects a broad variety of musical periods and styles
  • Collegial approach to work with others, including choir members, musicians, and staff.
  • A heart soft for the Lord and for those seeking to worship and walk in His ways. A personal sense of call on life and an ongoing and developing relationship with the Lord of that call
  • A proven record of faithfulness to a ministry and a proven track record of successful development of a music ministry
  • Able to interpret and support our church's values through our music ministry

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility to develop musical/worship ministry at WMBC
  • Help usher people into worship with confidence and humility
  • Plan worship and choir music in light of sermons, liturgical calendar, and special events
  • Provide musical leadership for funerals, weddings, and other events as needed
  • Prepare for and conduct weekly rehearsals for all choirs
  • Develop and oversee creation of a youth choir
  • Make known and promote educational opportunities and workshops for musicians and choir
  • Communicate details and weekly expectations for the choir, worship leaders, and musicians
  • Manage and schedule for maintenance of instruments

Salary: Negotiable

Job Status: Part-time

Denomination: Missionary Baptist


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Student Minister
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Loganville Christian Church P.O. Box 304 Loganville, GA 30052 E-Mail: gloriabienstock@bellsouth.net; Telephone: Robbie Palmer 770 466 4490


Brief position description:

Job Details for Part-Time Student Minister  

·         Contribute to weekly worship that includes preaching; planning, stimulating interest, and participating in varied praise and worship opportunities.

·         Encourage Christian growth and service throughout the church and its greater community—build relationships, network, engage community.

·         Help to grow membership of the church through advice, encouragement, and assistance with leadership roles and congregational communication.

·         Commit to a loving and generous congregation.

Position Qualifications:
We seek one whose heart is led to use his/her organizational and leadership gifts for growing the church in God’s kingdom.
We seek one who believes the Gospel transforms his/her own life as well as the lives of others.


 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Choir Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Rev. Debbie Carlton at revcarlton@att.net or 770-921-7747.

Brief position description:

Harmony Grove UMC in Lilburn is looking for a part-time chancel choir director for its Sunday, 11:00 worship service.This position is approximately 10 hours per week, with Wednesday evening choir rehearsals. We are a traditional congregation who appreciate diversity and creativity in our worship music. 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Resumes can be sent to Karen Whitaker at hr@soapstoneumc.org. All phone inquiries can be directed to Keith Wheeler, Staff Parish Relations Chair at 919-845-5529, after 5pm.

 

Brief position description:

 

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. 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Resident Assistant
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact:

Camille Gaffron
Villa International
1749 Clifton Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-633-6783
camille@villainternational.org
Brief position description:

Resident Assistant at Villa International Atlanta

 “On call” nights and weekends, every other week.  Compensation is spacious 1-bedroom apartment with screened-in-porch and deck, at Villa International. 

Coverage

                The Resident Assistant is responsible for sharing night and weekend coverage every other week at Villa, from 5pm until 8am weekdays and weekends from 5pm Friday until 8am Monday.  While on duty, the Resident Assistant does not have to been in the office, but must be accessible on site or nearby and easily reachable by phone.

Job Duties of Hospitality and Emergencies

                When on duty, the Resident Assistant handles basic hospitality and coverage duties of the front office.  Some of these duties include answering the phone, checking guests in and out, making reservations, greeting arriving guests (including during the night), collecting rent, giving tours of the facility, following emergency procedures ( – with the facilities as well as with guests), assisting with programs such as weekend day trips to local attractions or welcome dinners, and answering questions about MARTA,  local destinations or about Villa. Must be able to drive a 14-passenger van.

                “On call” duties also include locking and securing the building at night and unlocking and opening the building on Saturday, Sunday and holiday mornings. When on duty, the Resident Assistant must also perform minor maintenance, such as unstopping toilets, changing light bulbs, mopping floods. The Resident Assistant also is responsible for leadership at the facility when on duty for any emergency that occurs, including notifying fire, police or other emergency responders in addition to notifying the Executive Director.

                The Resident Assistant is expected to interact with international guests, helping them to feel at home and being of assistance   whenever possible.  In this capacity, the RA is expected to show Christian hospitality, while also carrying a voice of authority about rules and acceptable behavior.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send resumes to resumeyouth@calumc.org

Brief position description:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES – a half-time position to middle and senior high school ministries in a large United Methodist Church in Annapolis, Md.  College degree and related experience required.  More information at calumc.org


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Camp Counselor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send your resume and the position you are interested in to Joe Riddle at saintpaulrecreation@gmail.com.
Brief position description:

We are looking for dedicated, fun individuals to work our day camp at St. Paul UMC located near Grant Park in Atlanta. Our camp runs Monday- Friday for ages 6-12 and will include sports, arts, and a special focus on sharing God's love with the campers as we build relationships and enjoy our summer together. Our camp will run from June 2-August 1 with the weeks of June 23-27 and July 4 being off. We are looking for counselors who can be a leader of a small group of kids who you will work closely with every day. We are also searching for "utility" counselors who work only half days and come in to help our group counselors with the small groups. There is also one position available for an Activities Coordinator who will be in charge of planning and teaching sports to all ages as well as working closely with the directors on different art projects. Please contact Joe Riddle for more specifics about pay and flexibility in which weeks you will work.

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Children's Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Resumes to resumechildren@calumc.org

Brief position description:

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES – a half-time position to oversee nursery through elementary ministries in a large United Methodist Church in Annapolis, Md.  College degree and related experience required.  More information at calumc.org.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Children's Ministries Program Assistant
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Rev. Catherine Boothe

404-367-2370

catherineb@northsideumc.org

Brief position description:

Northside United Methodist Church, a 5,000-member congregation in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, is seeking a part time (10 to 15 hours per week) Children’s Ministries Program Assistant.  The Program Assistant will work collaboratively with the Children’s Ministries Team and parent partners to help children “know ‘Jesus loves me,’ grow with God, and go share God’s love.” This position could meet the requirements as a Contextual Education placement. Responsibilities include assisting with elementary large group worship on Sunday mornings, supporting monthly specialized ministry events, and nurturing parent volunteers. A successful candidate will love God, enjoy educating children, have strong communication and administrative skills, work collaboratively and be committed to a Wesleyan Theology and the United Methodist Church.  Qualifications include an undergraduate degree (or equivalent ministry experience). Hours of employment are flexible during the week, yet, a successful candidate must be able and willing to work on Sunday mornings and make a one year commitment to the position. The position may be filled in May or August of 2014. Compensation will be determined based on qualification and experience. Please submit your resume and a minimum of three references to the Rev. Catherine Boothe at catherineb@northsideumc.org.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Children's Ministry Intern
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Rev. Stacey Rushing 

University Heights UMC 

office@uhumc.org

404-636-6602

Brief position description:

 University Heights United Methodist Church, a vibrant, small membership congregation in Decatur, GA, is looking for a part-time Children’s Ministry Intern to plan and implement curriculum for Sunday mornings with the preschool and elementary age children. This position is approximately 5 hours per week.   Responsibilities include being the lead teacher for one of the three Children’s Sunday School classes and leading the Extended Session class (which meets during worship for children 3-7).  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a passion for Christian Education, knowledge of curriculum and the ability to recruit and organize volunteers.    


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Music Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Email:  moonpie711@me.com

Phone number:  404-625-2821

Brief position description:

Lead a gathering of 10 people in music Sunday mornings at 11am with voice, and guitar during our worship time.  We are a house church start up in a 2 bedroom condo in midtown Atlanta.  No office hours. 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Childcare Worker
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Connie Bertsch SPRC Chairperson Inman Park UMC cjb_zoe@msn.com 404-254-1154
Brief position description:

Inman Park United Methodist Church is seeking a childcare employee for infants and toddlers in the church nursery during Sunday worship services. Worker will welcome parents and children, providing care & supervision while maintaining a safe area. A faith in Christ is preferable. Hours are 10:30am - 12:30pm every Sunday Additional time for special services or functions may be needed

Full time (FT)

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Associate Pastor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 

Rev. John Purdue

 

Brief position description:

Soliciting applicants for flu time position of Associate Pastor in a multiple person staff United Methodist Church in Crossville, Tennessee.

Job Summary:
Assist Senior Pastor in preaching and worship
Follow up with first time visitors – seek new members
Expand evangelism programs for the fellowship
Visit sick and infirm in hospitals, nursing homes and in-home visits and coordinate work of nurture committee
Teach classes on Methodist history and principles
Develop community outreach programs
Provide administrative support to Lay Committees
Desirable Character Attributes:
Spiritual maturity
Team player
Good communicator, verbal and written
Compassionate and caring
Creative, innovative
Organized in thought and work detail
 
Educational Qualifications:
B.A./B.S. or equivalent
MDiv from a recognized seminary
Salary plus housing commensurate with skills and qualifications
Please submit resume and a letter describing yourself with strong points, areas in which you are less skilled, and past life experiences which would relate to the position described.
Reply to: john.purdue@gmail.com 615-374-1450
Resume deadline – April 1, 2014 postmark

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of High School Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Those interested and qualified for the position should send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Kipp McClurg at kmcclurg@vhumc.org

Brief position description:

 Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church (http://vhumc.org), located in the Birmingham, AL area, is searching for a full-time Director of High School Ministries for the student ministry.  The Director will engage students in their faith formation with a strong emphasis on building relationships with students and the volunteers in the student ministry. The Director will recruit, train and empower laity to oversee aspects of the student ministry as well as the weekly programming.  The Director will work in conjunction with the Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation, Chair of the Youth Council, the Middle School Director, student ministry interns and administrative staff.

VHUMC is currently serving 175+ students with a full array of programs for more in-depth growth and events for fellowship and connection.  It is an established ministry and highly valued by church members. Components include a strong music program (with a youth choir, hand bell choir and youth praise band), Sunday School, Middle School Wednesday Morning Breakfast, Sunday Night Youth Group, special events, mission trips, dedicated youth space and weekly small groups.

VHUMC is seeking an individual who:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Jesus Christ
  • Understands the importance of this role in the Body of Christ
  • Embraces the United Methodist doctrine and support the ministry and vision of VHUMC
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree
  • Has at least five (5) years of student ministry experience
  • Seeks to minister to and with students and the adult volunteers who serve in the ministry
  • Serves as a team member with a diverse group of volunteers as well as church staff
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Has the ability to manage multiple event ministries well and is highly organized
  • Exhibits the ability to empower teams of adult volunteers

Those interested and qualified for the position should send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Kipp McClurg at kmcclurg@vhumc.org


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious & Spiritual Life
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, names and contact information for three references, and a philosophy of multi-faith chaplaincy.  Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 5, 2014.  Preferred position start date is June 2014.  Application may be submitted at https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/2018

Brief position description:

Elon University seeks an experienced and energetic professional and leader as Associate Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, whose strengths and skills will help to further develop the multi-faith mission of the University and further broaden and deepen the experience of Numen Lumen (intellectual light and spiritual light, the University’s motto) in the residential campus and community.  With historic ties to the United Church of Christ, whose values inform our multi-faith initiative as well as our commitment to the development of mind, body, and spirit in our community, Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty, staff and students in teaching and learning.  To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at http://www.elon.edu

 

In April 2013, Elon dedicated the Numen Lumen Pavilion, a state of the art multi-faith facility which houses the Chaplain’s offices and the programmatic Vera Richardson Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the offices of all religious life affiliates and professionals, as well as the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society.   The Numen Lumen Pavilion is also home to 17 religious, spiritual, and secular student groups, 12 full-time professionals, 7 part-time religious professionals and affiliates, and a large array of related spaces and programs.   Additionally, the University operates the Newman Center at Holland House, the newly opened Sklut Hillel Center, and Holt Chapel.   The major goals of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual life are to afford opportunities to deeply root and explore traditions, understand and engage those of other traditions, and to interact in ways that enable lives of reconciliation.

 

The Associate Chaplain, in partnership with the University Chaplain, is pastor to the community, facilitator of multi-faith and interfaith programming and dialogue, coordinator of the student multi-faith leadership program, advocate for the relationship of spiritual life and service, and a leader in growing religious diversity at Elon University.   The Associate Chaplain reports to the University Chaplain, is the primary contact for student religious and spiritual life on campus, and is an active member of the division of student life. 

 

The ideal candidate must have experience in programming for students and the larger intellectual and multi-faith community, pastoral and theological depth, the ability to form appropriate and caring relationships with a wide variety of students and campus community members, maturity, and skills in communication.  This position requires ordination in religious leadership and an accredited M.Div or their equivalents, and demonstrated understanding of the nature and culture of a University context.

 

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume or CV, names and contact information for three references, and a philosophy of multi-faith chaplaincy.  Priority will be given to applications submitted by February 5, 2014.  Preferred position start date is June 2014.  Application may be submitted at https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/2018.

 

More information, as well as a University prospectus, including a history of religious and spiritual life at Elon, is located at www.elon.edu/rellifeElon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.

 

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Resumes may be sent via e-mail to OUUMCjob@gmail.com or regular mail to Search Committee, OUUMC, 424 South 10th Street, Oxford MS 38655.

 
 

Brief position description:

Oxford-University United Methodist church in Oxford, MS, is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries. Candidates should have strong, assertive, and proactive leadership skills; be competent and able to recruit, coordinate and empower volunteers. This person needs to be highly organized, technologically savvy and must have excellent communication/coordinator skills. A love of Christ and of all God’s children is essential. A Bachelors degree is required. A degree in Education, Christian Education, or related field is preferred. Primary responsibilities include leading a comprehensive ministry to nursery through sixth grade children and their families. Knowledge of United Methodist Safe Sanctuaries policies is required.


 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Discipleship Pastor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send your resume' along with salary requirements to:

 
Rev. David W. Thompson
Cordele First United Methodist Church
302 East 12th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015
david@cordelefirst.com

Brief position description:

Cordele First United Methodist Church, the largest church in our multi-county region, is an 1100 member church with a worship attendance averaging 550+ up from 250+ in the last two years. We anticipate having a worship attendance averaging 750+ within two more years. Cordele is a growing community that is located in southwest Georgia. It is the largest city in a thirty-mile radius. We are located two hours south of Atlanta and 90 minutes north of the Florida border.

Our unique geographic placement provides for some truly exciting ministry opportunities in a very hurt and broken world. We are a multi-congregation church with four worship services: traditional, contemporary, Spanish-language contemporary, and Soul Food. The church has sixteen staff including three pastors (lead, Hispanic, and discipleship), three ministry staff (youth, children, and music), four support staff (administrative, communications, financial, and facilities), accompanists, nursery workers, and janitorial staff who all form a team.
 
As a result of our recent growth we are currently seeking a Discipleship Pastor. If you would like to be a part of a ministry team that is making a difference in a non-homogenous community please send us your resume’ along with salary requirements.
 
The successful candidate will be:
-passionately in love with Jesus and his Church
-deeply committed to making disciples not just converts
-wanting to work in an intentionally diverse multi-cultural context
-a team player with proven track record
-an outside-the-box thinker with desire to see people’s lives transformed for Christ
-have a gift for organizing and equipping disciples, leaders, and teams

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Assistant Director of Student Ministry for the High School Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Candidates who are interested in applying should have a Bachelor’s degree, an understanding of the doctrine of the Methodist tradition, and a minimum of three years of paid staff experience developing leaders and successful teams. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to JGallagher@stlukesmethodist.org.

 

Brief position description:

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Houston, Texas (www.stlukesmethodist.org) is searching for an Assistant Director of Student Ministry for the High School Ministry. St. Luke’s is a vibrant congregation that recently pledged $30 million for a building campaign that includes new youth facilities. This is a multi-site ministry, each site with its own staff – the Gethsemane Campus and the Westheimer Campus. There is a healthy team atmosphere here with seven staff members and over 100 volunteers, all focused on developing young disciples of Christ.

The model of ministry for St. Luke’s is built around moving people forward on a spiritual journey or four movements of faith: from Seeker to Believer, from Believer to Belonger, from Belonger to Disciple and from Disciple to Apostle.  The student ministry lives into this vision by creating an ever-expanding network of relationships and environments that foster young men and women as they move along their faith journey.

 The Assistant Director of Student Ministries for High School will create, plan and execute events and programs for high school students that support these four environments:

  • Awaken in Worship: Encourage students to participate in corporate worship
  • Embrace in Community: Create programs that are fun, connectional, relevant and designed for young men and women to know they belong to the family of God.
  • Train in Teams: Lead an ever-expanding network of small groups and support the leaders
  • Move in Service: Provide opportunities for students to participate in transformation through missions, both locally and internationally
The Assistant Director will have five key functions:
 
  • Building relationships with volunteers (recruiting, equipping and discipling), students and parents (serving as role model, small group leader and resource connection)
  • Marketing and communications: ensure timely, effective and accurate communications as well as working with event coordinators and staff to promote and celebrate the student ministry
  • Staff Management: work collaboratively with a Student Ministry Team as well as oversee a Program Assistant and Intern for the High School Ministry
  • Spiritual Leadership: live a contagious Christian life and develop the four environments (listed above)

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Minister to Youth/Children
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Email resume and cover letter to: sandiburton@yahoo.com

Brief position description:

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Minister to Youth/Children
 
STATUS:
Full-time, Salary-Negotiable
(July 2014 Expected Starting Date)
 
HOURS:
40 Hours per week
 
BENEFITS:
Single/Health Insurance, Retirement
 
General Purpose of Position:
To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth/children ministries (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.
 
Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
The Minister to Youth/Children Ministries (MYCM) reports to the Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Pastor, in cooperation with the Personnel Committee/Trustees, provides an annual evaluation of the MYCM’s performance. The MYCM will be responsible and subject to Christian doctrine, Baptist policy, and local church policy as determined by the Pastor, and Congregation. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Monthly Staff Meetings, Monthly Youth Council, and Christian Education Committee, and Youth Bible Study.
 
The Primary Task:
There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth/children’s ministry at all levels and in all ministry areas of the local church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth/children’s ministry to:
-love youth/children where they are
-encourage youth/children in developing their relationship to God
-provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
-challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world
 
Responsibilities:
1.Be an advocate for youth/children and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth/children in the local church and community.
2.Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth/children ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
3.Support, lead and guide the work of the Youth Council in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth/children ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
4.Mentor youth/children in developing their leadership skills.
5.Be aware of resources for developing the youth/children ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
6.Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth/children in all aspects of youth/children ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
7.Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.Engage in ministry with the Minister of Christian Education.
8.Teach Youth Discipleship classes as needed.
9.Work in partnership with the Evangelism Committee to effectively reach youth/children in the community and develop a strategic youth/children ministry outreach plan.
10.Keep records of youth/children participation.
11.Create and manage the youth/children ministry budget.
12.Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
13.Be available to youth/children in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, graduations, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
14.Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
15.Ensure that all Congregational Policies is observed in all youth/children ministry settings.
 
Qualifications and Aptitudes:
1.Must embrace Christian doctrine, theology and Baptist Policy. Ordination is desired in Christian Ministry and nationally recognize.
2.A Master’s of Divinity degree in a related field is minimum requirement. Professional Certification in Youth Ministry is desired.
3.Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry.
4.Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
5.Must have 3-5 years Ministry work and a proven ability to work effectively with youth/children, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Minister to Youth
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Full time position for Minister to Youth at FUMC NW.  Please see our website with link:

www.firstnw.org

Brief position description:

See our website:  www.firstnw.org


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Resident Pastor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 For information about the position see the following website or contact Rev. Dr. Jonathan Malone at revmalone@verizon.net 

http://warwickcentralbaptistchurch.org/pastoral-residency-program/

 Application deadline is February 28, 2014

Brief position description:

The Warwick Central Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of East Greenwich (both American Baptist of Rhode Island) are partnering to launch a two year full time resident program, available to a seminary graduate, and to begin by the first of July.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth & Adult Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Hilldale United Methodist Church

Clarksville, TN

Contact: Pastor Skip Armistead at (931) 647-2249

Send resumes to skiparmistead@bellsouth.net

Brief position description:

 Job Description: Director of Youth/Young Adult Ministries

Purposes:
 
In order to fulfill our Hilldale United Methodist Church mission to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ to Transform the World,” our Hilldale United Methodist Church Director of Youth/Young Adult Ministries will focus on the five purposes:
 
-Winning our youth/young adults and their families and friends to a relationship with Jesus Christ
-Developing their faith
-Equipping them for ministry
-Sending them into the world to carryout ministry
-Glorifying God in all that they do
Our Youth/Young Adult Ministries Director will develop and work directly with our pastor and our youth leadership in implementing the above purposes with our youth/young adults.This will include regularly scheduled meetings.Goals and priorities will be set and reviewed regularly to better fulfill the above purposes.
 
Responsibilities - Youth:
 
Some of the ministries which may be used (but not limited to) to implement these purposes are:
-Sunday evening UMYF meetings
-Sunday morning Sunday School, including developing curriculum
-The Late Show and First Call or similar ministries
-Wonderful Wednesday classes
-Mission opportunities and trips
-Retreats and lock-ins
-Special services, such as Easter Sunrise Service
-Clarksville District and Tennessee Conference events
-Fundraising projects
 
As Youth/Young Adult Director, he/she will identify, enlist, equip, develop, and guide a ministry team of adults who will work along side of the Youth Director in carrying out our Hilldale youth ministry.This team approach will ensure the ministry will continue if any member of the team is unable to continue the ministry.
 
As Youth/Young Ault Director, he/she will visit our youth at youth events at schools and community gatherings.
 
Responsibilities – Young Adults:
 
Some of the ministries which may be used (but not limited to) to implement these purposes are:
-Sunday morning Sunday School Classes for college age, careers, couples, etc.
-Small Groups outside Sunday morning
-Fellowship ministries for these groups
-Trips as appropriate
-Mission ministries for these groups
 
As Youth/Young Adult Director, he/she will develop a leadership team to vision, plan and implement such ministries and others for our young adults.
 
Responsibilities – Youth/Young Adult:
 
As Youth/Young Adult Director, he/she will ensure weekly communications with our youth/young adults through a multitude of means such as but not limited to the following:
-Youth and/or Young Adult Newsletter
-Church Newsletter
-Church Bulletin
-Email
-Web Site
-Telephone Calls
-Twitter
-Facebook
-Visits
-Youth Events at Schools and Community Activities.
 
He/she will make follow up contacts weekly with youth/young adults and their families who visit Hilldale. She/he will provide “pastoral care” for the specific needs of youth/young adults by “being there” for them.He/she will make hospital visits when youth/young adults and/or family are hospitalized in coordination with our pastor.
 
Be evangelistic to non-participating youth/young adults and pastoral to participating youth and young adults before and after Sunday morning worship.
Be available from time to time to take some leadership in Sunday morning worship (prayer, scripture, speaking, etc.).
Our Youth/Young Adult Director will create and publish a schedule of regular office hours.
Our Youth/Young Adult Director will work with other church staff, volunteers, boards, councils, and teams to implement the mission of Hilldale and report to the Church Council on a regular basis.
Due to our growing and dynamic environment of our church family, our Hilldale ministries continue to evolve and thus our job descriptions will continue to evolve.Asthe need arises, our Pastor may assign needed short-term tasks.As the need arises, our Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Team may assign additional long-term tasks.
Our Hilldale United Methodist Church pastor will supervise the Youth/Young Adult Director.
 
Like all staff persons of Hilldale United Methodist Church, our Youth/Young Adult Director…
-Will follow the same spiritual andmoral standards set for pastors in the United Methodist Church.
-Will abide by the personal policies of the church.
-Will receive a performance review after 6 months of employment and annually thereafter
-Will receive a background check before employment is offered.
 
Hilldale United Methodist Church will give preference to persons who have at least an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Development and Giving
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send your resume and a letter about yourself to:

Christina Honchell

All Saints Church

 
132 N. Euclid Avenue
 
Pasadena, CA 91101
 
or email: honchell@allsaints-pas.org (Word or PDF documents only)
No phone calls, please. 
 
Application deadline: January 31, 2014
 
Brief position description:

The Director for Development and Giving will provide leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of all fundraising and fund development efforts for All Saints Church. S/he will stimulate and sustain an attitude of generosity throughout the institution and articulate the theology of giving and its place in a faith community.
 
Duties and Responsibilities

Works with senior staff and governing board (Vestry) to shape and guide strategy for all fundraising and planned giving; Is responsible for all aspects of the annual pledge campaign to support the operating budget; Develops and implements a planned giving program;

  • Is responsible for administration of the capital campaign for campus expansion;
  • Is responsible for financial reporting and analysis;
  • Is responsible for foundational development practices including developing and sustaining donor relations, donor communications, gift acknowledgement, donor recognition, volunteer management and gift allocation;
  • Manages the Development and Giving office systems, technology, database and budget; • Supervises program and administrative Development and Giving office staff;
  • Oversees the design and development of fundraising events;
  • Is responsible for managing grant writing and research; Serves as a member of the management team, with worship assignments as is appropriate.
 
 
Qualifications and Essential Skills 
 
  • At least three to five years of proven experience and knowledge of:
    • Annual giving program implementation, including new donor development, renewals and stewardship;
    • Major gifts programs, including prospect identification, cultivation, personal solicitation, acknowledgement and recognition;
    • Planned giving;
    • Fundraising software and database management;
    • Recruitment, training and motivation of leadership volunteers;
    • Innovative and creative fundraising strategies;
    • Grant research, cultivation, program design and successful grant writing;
    • Donor communications.
  • Understanding of and ability to speak about the theology of generosity;
  • The ability to work cross-culturally and collaboratively in a large staff;
  • People-focused, with strong interpersonal and relational skills;
  • Excellent communicator, both oral and written; bilingual (Spanish/English) communications skills are highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated experience managing people and budgets, in cultivating leadership and managing volunteers;
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, self-managing and creative work style;Deep attraction to the mission and values of All Saints Church.
 
Mission: Following its prophetic call, All Saints Church seeks to embody the inclusive love of God in Christ through spirituality, community and peace & justice. All Saints Church, Pasadena, is a large, multi-ethnic and nationally recognized parish in the urban center of Pasadena, known for its liturgy, preaching and social outreach. It has a long history of interfaith relationships and an ongoing commitment to local, national and global issues of peace and justice.

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Pastor of Youth and Young Adults
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Submit Cover Letter and Resume (with references) to:

employment@calvarydenver.org

(please use as your e-­?mail subject heading: PYYA -­? YOUR NAME)

Brief position description:

 Position Summary:

Working collaboratively with the pastoral staff and
lay youth and young adult leadership, the Pastor of
Youth and Young Adults (PYYA) fosters a welcoming, safe community of belonging for youth
and young adults to connect to God and connect
with one another.
The PYYA is responsible for programming and
implementing ministry opportunities of Christian
education, spiritual formation, mission/service, worship, and fellowship that nurture holistic and
intentional faith development in Calvary’s youth
(6th-­?12th grade) and young adults (age18-­?35).
*Initially, the PYYA will spend about 75% of his or
her time/energy focusing on youth ministry, and 25% on young adult ministry.
As needs and priorities shift, the PYYA may consult with the Senior Pastor to discuss modifying
these percentages.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Adult Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please submit applications to:

Contact Person: Ron Medinger – Chair of Search Committee
E-mail: rmedinger@aol.com
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
54 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA. 31411
Church phone: (912) 598-8460 - Fax: 912-598-7981 – WEB: www.siumc.org
Position available: IMMEDIATELY
Response Deadline: February 15th, 2014 by e-mail or mail to the church
Brief position description:

 

DIRECTOR OF ADULT MINISTRIES
SKIDAWAY ISLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SKIDAWAY ISLAND, GA 31411
JOB DESCRIPTION
(Complete church information and a more in-depth position description can be viewed at www.siumc.org.)
 
PURPOSE: The Director of Adult Ministries, under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor, shall develop, implement, and administer the church’s ministry for the adult segment of our congregation. This full-time position serves as a colleague-in-ministry with the other staff members (5 FT), and volunteers, to fulfill the mission and purpose of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church (www.siumc.org), a church with traditional worship services.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, organize and supervise all adult programs.
·         Supervise Sunday school for the adults of our congregation including the identification of the curriculum(s) and the management of the resources to implement. With the assistance of the staff and lay leadership recruit, equip and support the teaching of the classes.
·         Develop programs which create interactive relations within the adult Sunday school classes.
·         Organize one-time Sunday classes, which could include guest speakers on appropriate topics of interest to our adult congregants.
·         Recruit volunteers, as needed, to assist with the adult programs offered by Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.
·         Plan and lead regular fellowship, education and service activities for adults, including regular Bible Study programs.
·         Develop, coordinate and support programs to meet nurture needs of the adult members of our congregation. This includes utilizing church property such as The Labyrinth, the stained glass sanctuary windows, the fellowship kitchen, the chapel, the church bus and van.
·         Coordinate fellowship gatherings such as Wednesday night dinners and Sunday coffee and fellowship hour.
·         Schedule and lead new member orientations and assist those new members to find an appropriate class or activity.
·         Assist the entire staff in coordinating seasonal events for adults.
 
Communication:
·         Provide regular communication to adult congregants, staff and the Skidaway/Savannah communities to inform them of the programs and adult ministries.
·         Provide devotional publications, as well as educational and spiritual resources, for congregation faith development.
·         Regularly contact congregation adults to foster and support their faith and church involvement.
·         Update information related to adult ministries for the church bulletin, monthly newsletter and church website.
·         Develop and implement effective public relations within the congregation and the Skidaway/Savannah communities.
 
Transportation and travel:
·         Plan and organize adult education and spiritual trips and retreats which encourage fellowship and build relationships with one another.
·         Recruit and organize drivers to provide service to/from SIUMC for adults in retirement communities.
·         Consider, if appropriate, obtaining (after training) a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to drive the church bus. The church van does NOT require a CDL.
 
Other:
·         Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
·         Report directly to the Senior Pastor but serves in a close cooperative relationship with the other staff as well as with church leaders and members.
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS:
·         Must be a dynamic leader with enthusiasm for adult ministries.
·         Must have at least 3-5 years demonstrated experience leading adult programs in a church of at least 6-700 members.
·         Must have an ability to communicate and interact with all adult age groups. Experience working with Methodist congregations a PLUS.
·         Must have the interest and demonstrated ability to create and implement new programs for adults.
·         Must have a demonstrated ability to adapt and share in the general ministry of SIUMC as a member of a small team.
·         Must have a strong spiritual background.
·         Experience in the adult education field a PLUS.
·         Experience in implementing public relations in among a large congregation, a local community and the broad city is a PLUS.
·         Experience with coordinating fellowship dinners, social events and trips would be a PLUS.
·         Experience in developing field trips would be a plus. A candidate with a CDL driver’s license, or interest in obtaining one, would be a PLUS.
 
COMPENSATION: Based on a candidate's overall experience we offer a competitive church salary and benefits package

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Minister of Youth Discipleship
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send resumes to:
Central United Methodist Church
Attn: Rev. Josh Blackwelder
P.O. Box 87
Florence, SC 29503
 
Other Contact Information:
Church office phone:(843)662-3218
Rev. Josh Blackwelder email:jblackwelder@centralmethodist.net
**Applications due by February 28, 2014

 

Brief position description:

Responsible for implementing and growing Central’s program of discipleship and faith formation for persons in grades 6-12.   

Central United Methodist Church

265 W Cheves St.

Florence, SC 29501
Position Requested:Minister of Youth Discipleship
Attention Applicants: We are looking for an organized, relationship driven person to help our youth develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Church Description: Central is a historic downtown church with a thriving community of young adults and youth. We are energetic and passionate about reaching out to the surrounding community. One word to describe Central is "missional.”

 

Purpose:    

 

Hours:           Full-time (position requires weekend and evening responsibilities)

 

Salary:        TBD

 

Qualifications:

  • B.A. or equivalent degree required
  • Training and experience in Christian youth ministry preferred
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Feels calling to work with this age group
  • Excellent computer and internet skills
  • Membership in a local church or Annual ConferenceUnderstands and excels in team model of ministry

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Establish and grow relationships with congregation’s youth
  • Engage Florence community as a means to connect with unchurched youth
  • Develop small group ministry within youth structure
  • Resource and grow graded Sunday School program
  • Vision and programming for Middle School and Senior High Youth groups
  • Programming for other weekday ministries
  • Recruiting and training volunteers, including Sunday School teachers
  • Equip Youth Council
  • Be connected to United Methodist activities and groups at District and Conference level
  • Provide opportunities for outreach and mission, including Santahatchie
  • Develop and maintain partnership with youth and parents
  • Counsel and support youth and families as needed
  • Equip and train families for effective faith and life skills development, including spiritual practices
  • Resource confirmation process
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, Education and Spiritual Growth Ministry Team meetings, and Church Council
  • Develop and manage annual youth budget

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Senior Pastor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send letters of interest and resumes to, PastorSearch@fbc-albemarle.org or to Pastor Search Committee, First Baptist Church, 202 North 2nd St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Brief position description:

First Baptist Church, Albemarle, NC, is seeking a dynamic pastor with a missional mindset to partner with the congregation in its outreach mission and discipleship. We conduct primarily traditional worship services with some contemporary elements. FBC supports missions through the Stanly Baptist Association, Stanly Christian Ministry, the Baptist State and Southern Baptist Conventions, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Woman's Missionary Union. We have a strong commitment to the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. Our church ordains men and women as deacons, and both hold leadership positions. We average 150-175 in Sunday School and 200-225 in worship. We desire a pastor gifted in preaching, teaching and pastoral care, with a passion for reaching the lost and unchurched. The successful candidate should relate well to all age groups and have a seminary degree with at least 5 years of successful pastorate experience preferred.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Pastor Needed
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Please visit our website at www.wakeforestbaptist.org for information and instructions on how to apply by March 30, 2014.

Brief position description:

Wake Forest Baptist Church, a progressive Christian community located on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, seeks a dynamic full-time ordained pastor with a Master of Divinity or equivalent and with full-time pastoral experience. As a multi-generational, multi-cultural congregation of over 200 members and friends, we value prophetic worship, thoughtful religious education, social justice, peacemaking, and welcoming and affirming of all people. Applicants need to possess demonstrated skills and strengths in the various demands of pastoral ministry: preaching, worship leadership, outreach, pastoral care, and administration. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications. Please submit by March 30, 2014 a cover letter, résumé with references, and your recent sermon in both hard copy and video. 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Children's Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@fvumc.org with "Director of Children's Ministries" in the subject line.  Resumes will be accepted through April 30, 2014.

Brief position description:

 Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church in Fuquay-Varina, NC is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Children's Ministries.  Interested candidates must be passionate about their faith in Jesus Christ and able to effectively disciple children ranging in ages from birth through eleven years old.  Gifts and roles include:

·         Establish a strong Biblical foundation for children as well as the Wesleyan perspective of faith in age-appropriate ways.

·         Gifted in leading, speaking to, and engaging groups of children ranging from birth through 5th grade.

·         Effective in teaching and developing lesson plans for both preschoolers and elementary school students.

·         Skilled in administration including, but not limited to, event planning, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, and volunteer management.

·         Passionate about equipping adult leaders and parents to be the primary faith developers for children.

·         Takes initiative in starting and completing projects, implementing new ideas, as well as setting and achieving both short-term and long-term goals.

·         Able to work independently as well as be part of a team.  Willing to work alongside pastoral and church staff as well as volunteers. 

·         Be available on Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, and for weekend events. 

 This is a full-time position with benefits.  Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with experience serving in children’s ministry.  Educational background in Christian Education, Child Development, or Elementary Education is encouraged.  Graduate level education in Christian Education, Divinity, or Education is valued, but not required.  


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Children's Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Sara Bailey at sara@ymarchitects.com.

Brief position description:

Canterbury United Methodist Church (www.canterburyumc.org) in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministries to join their children’s ministry team. The position will provide innovative, executive leadership over the development and implementation of all aspects of children’s ministry programming, serving children from birth through sixth grade, as well as their families. The main responsibilities are:

·         Provide Leadership: The DCM will oversee all children's ministry programming, and supervise the children's ministry staff
·         Equip families, leaders, and volunteers: The DCM will recruit, equip, and build teams of children's ministry leaders and volunteers
·         Develop relationships: (1) Establish and oversee programming that encourages each child to choose to become a true disciple of Christ, (2) provide opportunities for children to develop relationships with other children, and children's ministry leaders and staff
Qualifications include:
·         A minimum of three years of experience in leading a children’s ministry program, preferably in a larger church or similar organization
·         A Bachelor’s degree with a preference toward a graduate degree in a field related to children’s ministry
·         A passion for serving children and their families
·         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 professional team with positive spirit that supports the mission and core values of Canterbury UMC
·         Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events
·         Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Christian Education
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

An applicant for the position of TRUMC Director of Christian Education should submit an application by e-mail, with attachments.  The application must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references.  It is an option to include writing samples or other relevant materials that specifically relate to the applicant’s qualifications for the position.  Submit the complete application by e-mail in Word or PDF format to:  sprc@trumc.org

For additional information about this position or the application process, contact Mr. Bee Turner, Chairman of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, at beecolumbia1@bellsouth.net or 803-513-7011.


 

Brief position description:

Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina, is looking for a Director of Christian Education.  Our focus in Christian Education is on Christian spiritual formation, the process of being conformed to the image of Christ.  Spiritual Formation is the maturing of one’s relationship with God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and grounded in Scripture and a faith community.

The process of becoming Christ-like involves three interwoven processes:
1. Orthodoxy-- Right-thinking (literally, right praise/belief) about Christ and the Christian faith

2. Orthopraxy-- Right-action/piety and devotional living

3. Orthopathy-- Right-feeling toward God, self, and others


"... He may grant that you be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love."      Ephesians 3:16-17a

The Director of Christian Education will be committed to the spiritual formation of the people of Trenholm Road United Methodist Church so that the Church and world might be served by God's best.   We believe that educating the mind is not enough; the heart and the will also need spiritual formation.

Qualifications:
An applicant for the position of Director of Christian Education must:

  • have a strong, mature, and personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, God, and Savior;
  • be devoted to “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
  • have a distinct call to ministry, with an emphasis on spiritual formation
  • have a high comfort level with media arts and technology – able to quickly learn new technologies as they develop and use them effectively
  • have one or more of the following:
    • (a) an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited seminary or Bible college,
    • (b) a professional certificate in Christian Spiritual Formation or Christian Education in the United Methodist Church,
    • (c) prior church staff experience in a similar or related position.


Expectations / Responsibilities:

The Director of Christian Education, under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, will:

  • provide primary oversight for the Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship of the congregation.
  • develop, and be held accountable for the implementation and results of a long-range strategy and integrated, coherent plan for the Christian spiritual formation of children, youth, and adults.
  • oversee (and revive) the current Sunday School program.
  • Develop a unified educational program of Christian study, nurture, and fellowship in conjunction with the Director of Children and Family Ministries (DCFM) and Director of Student Ministries (DSM).
  • Promote Sunday school attendance and growth.
  • Recruit and train new teachers.
  • Hold teacher training for all teachers annually.
  • Be available to teach as a resource person and consultant.
  • Give specific attention to programs for college age and young adults.
  • Select potential resources in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
  • Review selected resources with and get approval from the Senior Pastor.
  • Maintain working knowledge of materials available.
  • Coordinate ordering of materials.
  • Teach no Sunday school class on a regular basis, but be available to teach specific topics and short-term classes.
  • collaborate with DCFM and DSM to plan and implement Vacation Bible School.
  • Recruit director and teachers.
  • Assist in scheduling, organizing, and promotion.
  • serve as resource person for teachers or age groups.
  • create, propose, and manage an annual work-area budget.
  • develop and strengthen the four broad objectives of our mission statement:
    • Worship – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will experience God through inviting, engaging, and embracing worship that is rooted in tradition, relevant to the present and open to the future.
    • Faith – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will strengthen their relationship with God through prayer, worship, Bible study, Sunday school, small groups, and fellowship.
    • Sharing – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will understand how God works in their lives, and develop the ability and confidence to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
    • Service – TRUMC adults, youth, and children will extend the hands of Christ by serving neighbors in their community, state, and beyond.
  • collaborate with the DCFM and DSM to ensure the effective execution of the plan’s components that relate to children and  youth;
  • collaborate with UMW and UMM to find ways to recruit, build, enhance, and integrate these vital programs into the life of the Church;
  • develop, recruit, and support TRUMC members to organize and lead small groups that, in combination, engage members in spiritual disciplines and other activities that explicitly foster Christian spiritual formation;
  • lead at least one small group and teach Bible study, as directed by the Senior Pastor;
  • provide leadership by creating opportunities to nurture Christian disciples who are equipped to serve and lead in the church and in the world.  This may include leading Bible studies or other formation ministries such as spiritual gifts and new member classes as needed;
  • lead formation opportunities that enable the laity to discern their calling, gifts and passion, as well as identifying opportunities for discipleship and service;
  • be a resource person for Lay Leadership/Committee on Nominations in identifying potential spiritually mature Christians to serve Christ through TRUMC.


To implement the Vision/Plan, the Director of Christian Education will also:

  • At least once each month, and otherwise as necessary, meet with the Senior Pastor to discuss the status of activities and projects to implement the Vision/Plan.
  • Attend Church Council, weekly staff meetings, and other meetings as requested by the Senior Pastor.
  • Recruit and supervise adult volunteers to lead and support activities necessary to implement the Vision/Plan.  This includes responsibility for screening and training all volunteers and others working with children and youth to ensure compliance with the church’s Safe Sanctuaries policy.
  • Under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, take responsibility for research, purchase, development, promotion, and evaluation of curriculum and human resources for adult and children classes, as well as for other Biblical and formation studies in the church library.
  • Develops and maintains a communications network for adult, youth, and children ministries.  This includes responsibility for developing and maintaining an up-to-date calendar and providing timely information for the TRUMC weekly newsletter and the adult,  youth, and children sections of the TRUMC web page.


 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 For additional information about this position or the application process, contact the Reverend Dr. J. Michael Smith at 803-254-6695 or mike@trumc.org.

Brief position description:

This staff person will build a ministry that "facilitates the spiritual growth of children in our church. This position partners with parents by providing programs, tools, guidance, and encouragement in order to equip parents to assume their role as the primary spiritual shapers of their children's lives."


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Youth Pastor/Worship Leader
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send resume' along with salary requirements to:

Rev. David W. Thompson
Cordele First United Methodist Church
302 East 12th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015
david@cordelefirst.com
 
Brief position description:

Cordele First United Methodist Church, the largest church in our multi-county region, is an 1100 member church with a worship attendance averaging 550+ up from 250+ in the last two years. We anticipate having a worship attendance averaging 750+ within two more years. Cordele is a growing community that is located in southwest Georgia. It is the largest city in a thirty-mile radius. We are located two hours south of Atlanta and 90 minutes north of the Florida border.

Our unique geographic placement provides for some truly exciting ministry opportunities in a very hurt and broken world. We are a multi-congregation church with four worship services: traditional, contemporary, Spanish-language contemporary, and Soul Food. The church has sixteen staff including three pastors (lead, Hispanic, and discipleship), three ministry staff (youth, children, and music), four support staff (administrative, communications, financial, and facilities), accompanists, nursery workers, and janitorial staff who all form a team.
We are currently seeking a Youth Pastor/Worship Leader. If you would like to be a part of a ministry team that is making a difference in a non-homogenous community please send us your resume’ along with salary requirements.
 
The successful candidate will be:
--passionately in love with Jesus and his Church
-a clear call and commitment to evangelizing and discipling youth
-wanting to work in an intentionally diverse multi-cultural context
-excellent musician with experience leading contemporary worship teams
-outside-the-box thinker with desire to see youth and their families transformed by Christ
-team player with proven track record
 
A complete job description is available at
http://storage.cloversites.com/firstunitedmethodistchurch52/documents/youth%20pastor.docx

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Dean of Religious Life
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please apply online: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=6176

Nominations and inquiries are welcome and should be sent to:
Jeffrey Wachtel
Senior Assistant to the President and Co-Chair of the search committee
Stanford, CA94305-2060
religiouslifesearch@lists.stanford.edu
Brief position description:

Stanford University seeks qualified candidates for the position of Dean of Religious Life.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Dean of Religious Life at Stanford, reporting to the Provost, is the leader of religious affairs of the University. The Dean serves as one of the faces and voices of religious and spiritual life in university ceremonies, convocations, memorials, and celebrations that call for prayer and spiritual leadership. The Dean is responsible for meeting the needs of all faiths by encouraging a wide spectrum of religious traditions on campus, fostering discussion of values and ethical issues, determining what religious organizations receive university recognition and providing leadership for them. As the person responsible for Memorial Church, a non-denominational, non-sectarian church, the Dean is responsible for presiding at and providing for a variety of regular services to the congregation, outreach to students and to the wider university community, public service, and administration of the staff, budget, and facilities.
 
The position is open to candidates of all religious faiths.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will be one who:
  • can help define and implement the role of the Dean of Religious Life in its broadest sense as part of the University
  • has the capacity to nurture the spiritual life of all members of the university community across faiths and beliefs
  • brings an understanding of public service and ethical issues and can foster discussion and participation in these issues
  • has outstanding preaching and pastoral abilities, qualities of intellect and appropriate scholarly standing
  • has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management abilities, including ability to hire, supervise, and develop others though a formal reporting relationship
  • brings personal qualities of maturity, collegiality and stature to the university and in the field
COMPENSATION:
Salary negotiable (University residence provided)
 
NOMINATIONS/APPLICATIONS:
Nominations and inquiries are welcome and should be sent to:
Jeffrey Wachtel
Senior Assistant to the President and Co-Chair of the search committee
Stanford, CA94305-2061
religiouslifesearch@lists.stanford.edu
Please apply online: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=61767
Candidates must submit a letter of interest and a resume or CV no later than March 1, 2014.
 
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this leadership position. The School’s commitment to inclusivity encompasses, but is not limited to, diversity in nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director Youth Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

E-mail resume to resumes@shandon-umc.org or mail to Shandon United Methodist Church SPRC, 3407 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205.

Brief position description:

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 resumes@shandon-umc.org or mail to Shandon United Methodist Church SPRC, 3407 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Minister of Youth & Recreation
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Resumes will be received until March 30th and can be sent to First Baptist Church Laurens, 300 West Main Stree, Laurens, SC 29360 or rickey@fbclaurens.org. Interested candidates are also encouraged to visit our website at fbclaurens.org.

Brief position description:

First Baptist Church Laurens, located in the Upstate of South Carolina, is seeking a Minister of Youth and Recreation. The position will join three other full time ministerial staff members in serving our growning congregation, which averages over 400 in weekly attendance. The candidate should be a graduate of an accredited seminary and have a minimum of two years of experience in working with students. FBC Laurens is dually aligned with the SBC and CBF and offers a very competitive salary and benefits package. Resumes will be received until March 30th and can be sent to First Baptist Church Laurens, 300 West Main Stree, Laurens, SC 29360 or rickey@fbclaurens.org. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at fbclaurens.org.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Student Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jenny Sanders at Jenny@clearlakemethodist.org.

Brief position description:

Clear Lake United Methodist Church (www.clearlakemethodist.org) in Houston, Texas, is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry to join their team.  Located near Johnson Space Center in a metropolitan area, Clear Lake is an active and friendly church who is Christ-centered and mission minded. The Director of Student Ministry will work with the Student Leadership Team and the staff to develop and grow a well-balanced student ministry based on the church’s three-part strategy of Worship, Connect, and Serve.

The Director of Student Ministry will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in all student ministry programming and supervise student ministry staff.
  • Develop relationships with students from 6th to 12th grade, their families, and volunteers.
  • Equip by recruiting and training parents and volunteers; and, by seeking personal growth opportunities.
  • Ensure that student ministry records and facilities are well kept and tended.
  • Nurture students and families throughout life events.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • A personal commitment to Christ
  • Joy in teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Experience in a student ministry, preferably a large church setting, and in planning events with a strength in delegation
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Skilled with technology

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Discipleship
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send Resumes to resumediscipleship@calumc.org

Brief position description:

DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP – a full-time position to oversee our Christian Education program for all ages, young adult ministries, and small group ministries in a large United Methodist Church.  College degree and related experience required.  More information at calumc.org. 

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Manager, Strategic Marketing
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

To apply please provide the following to hr@umcom.org: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Brief position description:

Basic Purpose: Works with the Strategic Marketing team to develop and execute annual strategic marketing plans. Provides leadership in the overall management of the implementation cycle. Must stay abreast of marketing trends. Must seek out ways to promote the agency’s programs, resources and services. Participates in research, identification and integration of best practices in marketing, advertising and branding communication using various channels. Develops measurement strategy and implements return-on-investment reporting systems. Participants in the development of long-term plans to innovate local church marketing strategies. Works with vendors/designers on assigned campaign deliverables. Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications or a related field, with 4 years in marketing experience and 2 years in digital marketing. • Experience in online and social media marketing, mobile marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, any other online and new media channel. • Strong project management skills are needed. • Must be comfortable with Google analytics. • Knowledge and understanding of church /non-profit industry is needed. Knowledge of The United Methodist Church is an asset. • Must be able to work with designers/vendors when necessary. • Background in marketing communications, product development, project management, copy writing and advertising production. Advanced communications skills including handling client communications. • Knowledge of creative design process and experience with design tools a plus. Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
High School Religion Teacher
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

To apply/submit your résumé, please visit the following address: http://centerpointga.org/job
Brief position description:

Center Point is looking for a religious education instructor, for the 2014-15 school year. The instructor will be tasked with teaching classes in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Comparative Religion, Ethics, and Current Issues [over the course of each school year]. Education and Experience • BA or higher in the field of religious studies from an accredited institution (MA or equivalent preferred) • Relevant teaching experience a plus • Working knowledge of current/relevant technology (including social media) Key Competencies • motivated • independent • verbal and written communication skills • attention to detail • high work standards • problem solving skills • decision making skills • organizing and planning • critical thinking skills • stress tolerant • flexibility and adaptability Visit http://centerpointga.org/job for complete requirements and responsibilities.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Christian Education
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Resumes may be sent via email to Rev. Angelo Sanchez at sumcassocpastor@embarqmail.com.

Brief position description:

Swansboro United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Director of Christian Education. We are a thriving 1,500 member church located on the beautiful Crystal Coast of North Carolina.  The DCE will coordinate a ministry of Christian Education with volunteers so that children, youth and adults are introduced to Jesus Christ and nurtured as disciples to follow Christ and love their neighbors. This is a full-time salaried position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 Strong candidates will possess:

  • ·         Excellent leadership skills.
  • ·         The ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • ·         The ability to multi-task.
  • ·         A passion for youth and working with young people -- empowering people in service, mission, and discipleship.
  • ·         The capacity to recruit, equip, supervise, and work collaboratively with volunteers.
  • ·         The ability to work well in a team environment.

Qualifications:

  • ·         A person with a strong spiritual foundation committed to Jesus Christ and to the church.
  • ·         A Bachelor's Degree or 2 - 3 years comparable experience.
  • ·         Experience in ministry with children, youth, and adults is preferred.
  • ·         Graduate studies in Christian Education is welcomed.
  • ·         Understanding and support of The United Methodist Church's doctrine in all areas of faith and practice is expected.

For a full job description please visit swansboroumc.org and click the "Employment Opportunities" tab. Resumes may be submitted via email to sumcassocpastor@embarqmail.com. 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Youth Minister
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Deadline to submit resume is May 15

The Rev. Thomas C. Pumphrey - tpumphrey@peterandpaul.org 

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30062

Brief position description:

 FULL TIME YOUTH MINISTER. St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Marietta, GA is seeking a full time Youth Minister who is a lay staff member who reports directly to the Rector (senior pastor) and leads the Youth Ministries of the parish, primarily for teens in 6th through 12th grades. The mission of the parish and of this ministry is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ. Qualified applicants should have an undergraduate degree and at least two years’ experience, and demonstrating an ability to grow and sustain a vibrant youth ministry. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidatesshould submit a cover letter and resume by May 15 to The Rev. Tom Pumphrey at tpumphrey@peterandpaul.org.

Visit us online at www.peterandpaul.org.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
North Springs UMC Preschool Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact Lois Gerstenlauer at 770.913.0684 or lois.gerstenlauer@gmail.com 

 

Brief position description:

Our half/full 5 day Christian-based program is seeking a director to administrate a quality program in a beautiful facility. Responsibilities include hiring and oversight of teachers, overseeing curriculum, lesson planning, maintaining, supplies, good communication skills with staff & parents, identifying procedures for referrals, and contacts with resource persons. We seek someone who delights in children and opens them to their God-given potential. The Director reports directly to the Pastor and to the Preschool Board and must meet "Bright From the Star" guidelines: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; at least 3 months experience working with young children;  Director's Training Course (required but can be attained within the first 3 months). 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Youth Pastor (Pastor of Children, Middle School and Youth)
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

St James UMC in Alpharetta, GA is looking for a dynamic and visionary youth pastor to lead our youth ministries.

Please visit the website at www.stjamesumc.org (under Quick Links, then Employment & Forms) for a complete listing of the job description and responsibilities.

Please contact us via email at sprc@stjamesumc.org if you have any questions regarding the position. Please also send your resumes, including list of references to sprc@stjamesumc.org.

Brief position description:

 

Job description and responsibilities:
  • Provides visionary leadership to develop, coordinate and empower laity in the areas of youth ministries using the Youth SPEAK Model, as found in our Strategic Plan
  • Plans activities, coordinates, articulates and implements the vision for youth ministries
  • Develops a comprehensive plan for the recruitment, mobilization, and utilization of servant-workers/volunteers for youth events
This is a full-time, paid position with benefits and is responsible for carrying out the mission and vision of St James UMC and the children, middle school and youth ministries.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Worship Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Interested applicants may send their cover letter and resume to be using the contact information listed below.  Either traditional US Mail or e-mail is fine.

Laura J. Sukey
Human Resources & Public Relations
Harvest Church | 2727 Fortner St. | Dothan, AL 36305 |
|office.334.702.6555, ext. 222 |fax.334.702.9395 |
Brief position description:

Harvest Church Worship Director: Vision and Primary Areas of Focus

Harvest is a church that focuses on making disciples of Jesus Christ and advancing God’s kingdom by reaching the unchurched, practicing authentic worship, and being small group based. We average almost 1,700 in weekly worship. We are a United Methodist Church, which could be described as conservative evangelical with a mildly charismatic blend in worship. Harvest is a growing church where God is moving in amazing ways, and we are blessed with a Presence-based worship experience. The Lead Pastor, Ralph Sigler, is a fourth generation UMC pastor.
 
We are looking for a worship director who can lead our people into authentic and life-changing worship while leading in spiritual and musical excellence. It would be helpful if this individual can relate to the unchurched. This person should be able to consistently value people of all ages, even those who do not embrace our particular style music, volume, etc. We want appropriate volume levels (not concert volume); we would like to include some hymns into our contemporary worship style. He/she must be able to work under the direction of the Lead Pastor and with the staff to maximize worship--a team player with the staff and leadership, asking for input and confirmation on direction. All staff members should be humble, wholly committed to God, Spirit-filled, and hard workers.
 
The Worship Director oversees the total musical worship ministry of Harvest Church. Primary responsibilities are:
  • Prepare and lead two (could become more) Sunday morning worship teams composed of instrumentalists and vocalists.
  • Development of lay worship leaders and musicians (we can pay for lessons in strategic situations).  We want to equip people for ministry in worship.
  • Assist with children and youth worship teams.
  • Act as resource/consultant for Celebrate Recovery and Hispanic ministries.
Everything else is negotiable according to the director’s abilities and gifts.
 
Our current director develops sound and lighting technicians and works with a choir that sings occasionally. (I would like to have a choir that would practice about every other week, help lead worship about once a month, and prepare specials for the Advent season.) The current director also leads our Christ-centered Harvest Performing Arts Academy which offers lessons (client-paid) in voice, instruments, and dance.
 
If the new director does not lead a choir or arts academy, an emphasis in one or more ministry areas would be desired: counseling; teaching; working with ministry teams,  small groups, young adults, pastoral care, missions, singles, marriage ministry, or outreach/evangelism.

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth and Children's Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Please direct all inquiries to:

Ed Loane, SPRC Chair

Ashton United Methodist Church

17314 New Hampshire Ave. Ashton, MD 20861

Email: edloane@aol.com

 

 

Brief position description:

 Ashton United Methodist Church seeks a Director of Youth and Children's Ministries to oversee our established youth ministry and assist in the development of a growing children's ministry program. 

MINISTRY OBJECTIVE:   The youth and children’s ministry of Ashton UMC exists to empower young people with the love of Jesus Christ through a caring and committed community where they can grow in their Christian faith. This ministry exists to welcome young people into our faith community and provide opportunities for spiritual formation and growth. 

 

  EXPECTATIONS:

This is a full time position. It is expected that the incumbent will work an average of 40 hours per week. 

Work hours:

The number of working hours per week is variable. Some weeks will require greater than 40 hours, e.g. for retreats, mission trips, Vacation Bible School, etc.

Some hours will be spent working outside the church weekday business hours, e.g. some evenings, weekends, etc.

Some hours will be spent during church business hours, e.g. for staff meetings, Worship services, and Sunday school, planning, etc.

The compensation package includes a church-owned parsonage that is located adjacent to the church grounds.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR THE POSITION

*The Youth and Children’s Director (YCD) needs to have a dedication to both youth and children’s ministry, a strong personal faith, a growing relationship with God, and must model a Christ-centered life.  

*The YCD needs to have a caring and dynamic personality. He/she needs to have demonstrated experience in establishing strong relationships with young people and the ability to create engaging models of ministry for age groups ranging from infants through college students. 

*The YCD should be an effective teacher and communicator. 

*The YCD needs to have strong organizational and team building skills.

All applications must be received by March 30, 2014. 

 

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Resumes may be sent via e-mail to OUUMCjob@gmail.com or by regular mail to Search Committee, OUUMC, 424 South 10th Street, Oxford MS 38655. 

Brief position description:

General Description: The Director of Children and Family Ministries is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy, and planning for all aspects of the Children and Family Ministries at Oxford-University United Methodist Church ("OU") "letting people know that they matter to God, by showing them they matter to us, so that others will matter to them." Specifically, the Director of Children & Family Ministries is responsible for Nursery – 6th
grade children, family ministries/outreaches, volunteer coordination and childcare programming during church services, activities, and events.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Establish, implement and follow a comprehensive, age-appropriate ministry and curriculum plan for spiritual development for Nursery – 6th grade children and their families. (e.g. Sunday and weekly programming, Vacation Bible School, special events, etc.) This plan may be guided by the plan provided by Children’s Ministry Architects presented on Nov. 19, 2013.
  2. Cultivate, engage and provide training for a highly motivated, passionate, team of volunteers, empowering as many people as possible to help nurture OU’s children and families in the spirit of Jesus.
  3. Encourage participatory leadership which encourages volunteers with joy and curiosity; creating and maintaining a culture of innovation turning new ideas into opportunities to help children and parents find & follow Christ.
  4. Upon the belief that Jesus taught us to care for all his children, an ideal candidate would lead the a safe sanctuary policies and compliance for all aspects of the church Safe Sanctuary program, including but not limited to:
    1. Registration & check in procedures
    2. Recruitment, background checks, guidelines, and training for all volunteers
    3. Classroom/ Event management and staffing
  5. Promote the inclusion of all children and help OU develop safe and responsible ministries to nurture children with special needs, children with disabilities and their families.
  6. Provide strong and healthy servant leadership with parents, and communicate with parents in clear and consistent ways. Use current technology to promote upcoming events and ministry plans.
  7. Manage the administration of the Children and Family Ministries programs.
    1. Maintain database of children, families, and volunteers
    2. Develop and manage Children & Family Ministries budget
  8. Participate in OU staff meetings and other church/planning meetings as necessary. Work for the overall mission of OU and be a team player.
  9. Keep an outreach and servant focus in overall planning of Children and Family Ministries. Help our children and families champion all children and advocate for those who are most vulnerable and who are marginalized in our community, state, and world.
  10. Keep up with current trends in Children and Family Ministry attending to personal, spiritual and professional growth.
     

Qualifications: The position requires a person of mature Christian faith with strong, assertive, and proactive leadership skills who is self-aware, competent, and able to equip and empower volunteers. This person needs to be highly organized, technologically savvy and must have excellent communication/coordinator skills. A Bachelors degree is required. A degree in Education, Christian Education, or related field is preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in ministry with children.
 

Salary: The competitive compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and training. 
 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Digital and Worship Media Coordinator
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please send resume and cover letter to Mike Kennedy at mkennedy@harvest-umc.org by February 28, 2013. No phone calls, please.

Brief position description:

Digital and Worship Media Coordinator Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking a committed Christian to serve as its full-time Digital and Worship Media Coordinator. This ministry is a salaried position of 40 hours per week and includes health and pension benefits. The ministry has primary responsibility for the overall coordination of worship media, video production, social media, website, and potential live streaming of worship services. The position will also partner with the Print Media Coordinator in content generation and graphic design. The Coordinator will be a self-motivated, energetic person with a heart for Jesus Christ and a deep calling and commitment to communicate the mission and ministry of Harvest with the church family and the surrounding community. This person will possess a clear understanding of the mission and core values of Harvest, a commitment to United Methodist theology and practice, and a passion for creatively reaching people through worship and digital media in a team environment. Harvest is a diverse community of faith called by Christ to graciously welcome people, intentionally grow disciples, and generously serve others around the globe. Located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, south of Tampa Bay, Harvest is a vibrant 15-year-old congregation with an average worship attendance of 700. Please visit our website http://www.welcometoharvest.org/ to learn more about Harvest and to find a full job description (on the Meet the Staff page).


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Associate Worship Leader
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Interested parties should send resume to Charlotte Wright at cwright@harvest-umc.org.
Brief position description:

Associate Worship Leader Harvest United Methodist Church, a dynamic, multi-generational church in Lakewood Ranch, Florida is looking to hire a gifted vocalist with a deep faith to assist in worship leadership. Responsibilities include planning and leading music for our weekly sixfortyeight acoustic service on Thursday evenings as well as singing and assisting in leadership of the Harvest Praise Band for our 10:30am weekly service on Sundays. For the right candidate, the opportunity to lead our youth praise band and prepare them to lead music weekly in our Sunday evening youth worship is also available. Interested parties should send resume to Charlotte Wright at cwright@harvest-umc.org.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Assistant Priest
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send resume and cover letter or any questions to Senior Warden Ruth Smith at asstpriestsearch2014 @ gmail.com

Brief position description:

Job Description

 

POSITION:                            Assistant Priest

 

HIRED BY:                            Rector – Hired in consultation with parish search committee and following the guidelines established by the Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina.

 

ACCOUNTABLE TO:          Interim Rector

 

PURPOSE:                           Provide pastoral, priestly and administrative support to the Rector of St. Philip’s for the benefit of St. Philip’s congregation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & GIFTS:

 

  • Have a love of God and demonstrate a commitment to following the way of Christ;
  • Have a Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) from an accredited seminary/university;
  • Have taken training (or will receive training within first year of employment) in Sexual Misconduct, Child Abuse and Anti-Racism;
  • Be able to work in an environment requiring confidentiality, sensitivity and compassion.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

 

  • This is a full time position.  In general, the Assistant Priest will work five days a week, usually measured as ten to twelve units of mornings, afternoons or evenings in various combinations reflecting the demands of their ministry. 
  • Working more than two evenings per week is not expected.
  • It is expected that the Assistant Priest will preserve at least one continuous twenty-four hour period each week solely for personal and family time;
  • Exceptional circumstances aside, the Assistant Priest commits to serving St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for a minimum of two years prior to entertaining other ministry opportunities.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • With the Rector, share in the Sacramental duties of all priests;
  • As scheduled by the Rector, share in officiating/celebrating and preaching at regular worship services;
  • Lead annual Confirmation/Inquirer’s Classes;
  • Develop a ministry to, and for, ‘lapsed members;’
  • Participate in activities of the Southport/Oak Island InterChurch Fellowship;
  • Identify and participate in a local ministry whose objective is to serve the poor, the hungry, the homeless, or the disenfranchised;
  • Share in the councils of the wider church as a member of Diocesan councils/committees;
  • Coordination and oversight with Christian Education Committee of all Christian Education programs;
  • Participate in the two year transition program administered by the Diocese known as Fresh Start.
  • Attend the Stephen Leaders course.
  • Ex-officio member of St. Philip’s commissions and committees.
  • Attend vestry meetings.

 

SALARY & BENEFITS:

 

  • Annual compensation (Salary & Housing Allowance) in accordance with Diocese of East Carolina Compensation Guidelines;
  • FICA Supplement to be paid in addition to Annual Compensation;
  • Health Insurance (family coverage) to be provided for by St. Philip’s through the Episcopal Church Medical Trust;
  • Pension, through the Episcopal Church Pension Fund, to be paid for by St. Philip’ Church;
  • Moving expenses (to Southport) to be paid for by St. Philip’s Church;
  • Four weeks vacation, with pay, per year (includes 5 Sundays);
  • $1,500 annual Continuing Education expenses (two weeks);
  • Holidays off, per the church calendar, excluding Sunday and Feast Day worship services (unless on approved vacation).

 

Addendum:

 

     *   Prior to approval to hire by the Bishop, Rector and St. Philip’s Vestry, candidate must pass required Driver’s License, criminal and credit background checks.

 

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Please send a letter of interest along with your resume and list of references to:

Rev. Don Jackson
First United Method Church
211 N. School St.
Normal, IL 61761

Brief position description:

 

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 secretary@normalfirst.org. 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.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Church Planting Resident
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Applications should be sent directly to info@urbanvillagechurch.org. 

Candidates must submit a letter of interest including a short statement of faith and a personal vision for church planting, a resume or CV, and a list of references.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a resident is found, with an anticipated announcement in late spring/early summer and assumption of ministry in late summer/early fall 2014.

Brief position description:

Urban Village Church, an inclusive United Methodist church plant in Chicago, seeks interesting, passionate candidates for a new year-long, full-time residency in church planting preparation.

For more information, please visit http://www.urbanvillagechurch.org/2014/02/uvc-employment-opportunity-church-planting-resident/


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

For a full job description or to submit a resume or PIF contact Rebecca Wesselink at RebeccaWesselink@fpcmarietta.org
Brief position description:

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta is now seeking applicants for the position of Director of Youth Ministry. Located in a northern suburb of Atlanta, we are a 2,200 member disciple making church that serves a large middle and high school population. http://www.fpcmarietta.org/, http://www.mariettaga.gov/ 410 Youth Ministry Today The youth ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta looks to reach students in a wide variety of ways with the ultimate goal of instilling students with an unwavering belief in their identity in Christ. In line with this goal, the youth group is known as “410” in reference to the scripture found in James, chapter 4, verse 10. Each year the youth group starts with a kickoff weekend retreat at Sharptop Cove where FPC hosts and plans activities for 350 students and adults from FPC and other local churches. This annual retreat takes place at the beginning of each school year and creates momentum for the weekly Sunday night program. With a goal of being an open venue for young people to be introduced to Christ, Sunday nights offer a fun and creative platform to reach students through activities, games, worship, and a biblical message. Those looking to deepen their relationship with Christ have the opportunity to participate in a small group setting through Sunday School, Wednesday Night Bible Study and Discipleship Groups. While weekly meetings provide members of the youth group with a great opportunity to fellowship and grow together, the students encounter life-changing experiences on annual mission trips to international and domestic locations. Bringing together this diverse group of students and helping to guide them through their quest to find Christ is a devoted group of adults whose main goal is to support the youth ministry by building meaningful and lasting relationships with students. The opportunities offered to the 410 Youth Ministry aspire to fill the next generation of disciples with hope, power, humility and one that gives glory to God alone. We are looking for someone who exhibits these characteristics and skills which are somewhat ranked in order of importance • Relational –approachable and at ease with listening to and engaging with youth and with their parents • Strong biblical foundation - the ability to articulate one’s faith in one-on-one conversations and through teaching which engages our youth • Good Communicator – engaging, dynamic speaker to small and large groups • Relevant to today’s youth - a deep understanding of current trends in youth ministry and technologically savvy • Extrovert and a good sense of humor • Strong leadership skills – leadership development of lay persons, able to handle the complexities of working in a large church • Compassionate and Caring • Team player – with adult leaders/advisors, parents, the Family Ministry team and the church staff • Planner and Organized – due to the complexity of this dynamic church long range planning and strong organizational skills are crucial to the success of the youth ministry • Program development – creativity and participation in programs, activities, games and in fund raising • Flexibility and is coachable Expectations of Candidates Minimum of a college degree Experience in Youth Ministry – preferred (Due to scope of this ministry experience is a plus.) First Presbyterian Church would be their church home