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.

Internships (paid)

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

Please call or Email:


Jessica Moore

Director of Children's Ministries

Haygood Memorial UMC



Brief position description:

Haygood Memorial UMC is looking for a dependable intern to lead our 4th and 5th graders every Sunday for an hour of Sunday School. We have purchased an energetic engaging curriculum and are looking for someone to mentor, and lead 6-15 children. Haygood is located 2 miles from Emory on East Rock Springs Rd. This paid internship pays $100 a month.  For more information please contact me.

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

Contact Deborah Williams Haag, Assistant Pastor, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church via email at deborah.williams@mtzionumc.org.

Brief position description:

Mt Zion UMC of Marietta is looking for an energetic young person to join our youth ministry team. Located in East Cobb County, Mt Zion UMYF strives to provide a safe place for students to grow in faith, build relationships and have fun! If you have a passion and are gifted to work with youth, this may be just the place for you to serve as you work with a great team, and grow in your faith and skills for ministry. As a paid intern, you would work around 8-10 hours a week including Sunday morning, most Sunday and Wednesday nights, as well as special events, under the supervision of the Assistant Pastor. We would also be very open to providing supervision as a Contextual Ed placement. 

Internships (unpaid)

No internships (unpaid) positions are posted at this time.

Campus employment

No campus employment positions are posted at this time.

Part time (PT)

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

Contact Pastor Steve Thomas via email at stevejwumc@comcast.net


Brief position description:

John Wesley UMC is seeking a Part-time Children’s Director. We are a multi-cultural church on Jimmy Carter Blvd in Norcross, the cross roads of many nations. A candidate will provide excellent children’s church and help create and implement Sunday school from the ground up. The candidate will work to grow an already strong program and look for other opportunities to take Christ to our neighborhoods.


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

County Line UMC

1183 County Line Rd NW

Acworth, GA 30101



Brief position description:

County Line UMC, located in Acworth, GA, is currently looking for a mature, Christian leader who is passionate about serving God through youth and children ministries to serve as our Part-time Director of Youth and Children Ministries.  This is an approximately 25 hours per week position. An ideal candidate possesses skill sets that combine love of God with effective ministry performance.

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

Contact: Sylvia Hunter 706-882-5266 or Adam Hunter 404-567-1230

Brief position description:

Approximate hours 2:15 until 6:00, Monday through Friday. Can be extended to 30 hrs./ per week with light house keeping duties. Decatur area; boys ages 5 and 8.  Lively but sweet.

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

 E-mail Kate Floyd: floyd.kate@gmail.com

Brief position description:

 Part-time babysitting position for nine-month old: 

We are looking for someone to watch our nine-month old daughter on Tuesdays from 12pm-4pm. Both parents are Candler grads. Please e-mail if you are interested and we can discuss more details. 

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

Contact the Rev. Rob Wood--770-521-0207 or fr.wood@earthlink.net

Brief position description:

Love God?  Love kids?  Love to share the faith?  Good!  Then St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, has a job for you: Director of Children’s ministry, 15-17 hours a week, 15K per year.  Send inquiry or request full job description, email directly to Fr. Rob Wood, fr.wood@earthlink.net or call for more information at 770-521-0207.

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

Send inquiries to:

Oconee Presbyterian Church

c/o Youth Director Search Team

2601 Hog Mountain Road

Watkinsville, GA 30677


Or, email: opcadmin@opcusa.org  with the Subject: "Youth Director"

Brief position description:

The Director of Youth Ministries will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the middle and high school ministries at Oconee Presbyterian Church, equipping the youth, their parents, and other adults to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Qualifications: -Bachelor's Degree education preferred but not required. -Experience worshipping or serving in a Reformed theological context. -Able to move freely in and out of different small group settings. -Able to speak in a public forum.

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

Call Rev. Zack Martin 404-403-6272 or email zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net
Brief position description:

Crossroads UMC in Conyers, Georgia is close to Atlanta on the east side. We’re looking for an energetic and talented youth director for our growing Oasis Youth Ministry. The position is part-time. The responsibilities include leadership of our middle and high school youth on Sunday mornings, Sunday Evenings and weekly small groups. Hours are flexible and salary range is 16k-20k. If you want to lead a praise team for additional compensation, check out our worship leader classified ad. For more info: zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net or 770-388-7438.

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

Call 404-403-6272 or email zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net
Brief position description:

Crossroads UMC in Conyers, Georgia is close to Atlanta on the east side. We are looking for an organized and talented worship leader for our morning worship service. The position is part-time with weekly rehearsals and a Sunday morning service. Responsibilities include selecting music for our contemporary service and leading singing and music during worship. If you are also interested in leading a youth group, then check out our Youth Director classified ad on this site. For more info: zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net or 770-388-7438.

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

Interested persons should send an email with an attached resume. Applicants will receive an application form to complete. The application form may be returned by email or regular mail. Please email your resume to: lgafcc@bellsouth.net Attention: Rev. Jay White.  The mailing address off the church is: First Christian Church of Lawrenceville 3495 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The church website is: http://www.lawrencevillefirstchristian.org

Brief position description:

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Lawrenceville, Georgia is seeking a part-time Youth Director to work with youth of the church (6th -12th Grade). This position is for ten (10) hours per week. Most of the time will be on Sundays. Additional hours may be available if the need and benefit are seen by the Church leadership. Sunday morning attendance is required and Sunday afternoon/evening activities will take place on most Sundays. Other on site hours are negotiable. The Church will consider interested candidates with a background in education, ministry or other relevant skill sets. If you have questions, please email your questions to the email address shown above.

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

Contact: Rev. Ellynda Lipsey Address: 5365 Memorial Drive, Stone Mtn., GA 30083 Office : 404-292-5969 Cell: 404-641-7521 Email: revepl2002@yahoo.com
Brief position description:

St. Timothy UMC in Stone Mountain, GA is seeking a spirit-filled Youth Minister to lead our active youth group of 6th to 12th graders. This position is part time, requiring approximately 20 hours per week, but would vary according to special events. Qualified candidates must have experience in planning and leading youth ministry. Responsibilities for this position include: 1. leading our weekly UMYF meetings, 2. program planning, 3. organizing service projects, 4. supervising mission trips, and 5. establishing the annual youth ministry budget. Applicants should possess strong spiritual leadership, communication, and relational skills with both parents and youth. It is expected that the applicants affirm the policy and doctrine of the United Methodist Church through their teachings and their daily life. References and a background check are required.

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

Please contact Cole Altizer by email at cole.altizer@ngumc.net or by phone at 205.310.7411.

Brief position description:

 This is a part-time position (approximately 2-4 hours per week) to play piano/organ for a small United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, GA (about 30-40 minutes from Emory). The salary is estimated around $7,000/year.

Primary responsiblity would be to arrive one hour early on Sunday mornings and practice 3 hymns with a small choir. The successful applicant will aslo be responsible for a prelude, offeratory song and postlude as well as any special music they would like to play. 

Bethany United Methodist is looking for an enthusiatic person to bring a love for worship, a talent on the piano/organ and a passion for the small church. 

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

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume by to Meredith Hodges, Staff Parish Relations Chair at 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. 



1.            Provide input on strategic planning and implementation of new family programs, working with existing adult leaders who are already volunteering and aiding with this effort. 

2.            Encourage family participation in church duties and volunteer opportunities – as a family unit. 

3.            Prepare and implement weekly UMYF events from 5-7 pm at the church on Sunday night.

4.            Prepare and implement MKF one event for 3rd through 5th graders on a monthly basis.

5.            Organize quarterly family events or field trips.

6.            Prepare and implement a children's program (3 -7 years old) once a quarter. 

7.            Provide material for Newsletter targeted at family and child development.

8.            Coordinate and implement periodic UMYF retreats.

9.            Coordinate and lead an annual mission trip for UMYF and families as well as local outreach projects.

10.          Participate in the Confirmation Class and assist with related activities.   

11.          Assist selected facilitator in the delivery of family and parenting classes, retreats and opportunities. 

12.          Plan and direct Youth Sunday.



Experience working with youth and/or children required.

Experience volunteering or working in a religious environment required.

Bachelor degree or currently in pursuit of degree is preferred.



             Strong interpersonal skills.

             Effective at engaging and energizing groups of people.

             Excellent organization and planning skills.

             Effective problem-solving skills.



             High energy; self-motivated, and dependable.

             Commitment to cooperation and collaboration with church leadership and parents.

             Demonstrated initiative.


ACCOUNTABILITY:  The Director of Families and Youth would report administratively to the Pastor and be reviewed annually by the Staff Parish Relations Committee. 


COMPENSATION:            $15 hourly for a 10 hour a week position.

Six paid holidays which include: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. Benefits are not available for part time positions.

Full time (FT)

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

Deadline to submit resume: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Please send resume to jwillcox@mcdr-law.com with “Porterfield Director of Congregational Care/Education” in the subject line.
Brief position description:

Help Wanted:

DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CARE AND EDUCATION for Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church; Albany, Georgia
Porterfield United Methodist Church, a 2800 member congregation in the South Georgia Annual Conference, seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to develop, equip, and direct the areas of Congregational Care and Education.
Congregational Care: This person will work with Porterfield’s ministry team in the development and implementation of a new model for Congregational Care. Following successful implementation, the individual will be responsible for managing Porterfield’s Congregational Care ministry. Responsibilities include developing a training guide, as well as recruiting, training, and equipping laity to serve as Congregational Care Ministers. This position would also include leading the laity in Disciple Bible Study and/or Alpha as a part of the requirements to be a Congregational Care leader. The Director of Congregational Care and Education will also be responsible for managing the documentation necessary for an effective Congregational Care ministry and providing periodic reports on the progress and success of the Congregational Care ministry.
Education Ministry: Education Ministry includes responsibility for Church School, Bible studies, and all other areas of teaching ministry. This would include teaching on Wednesday mornings and evenings, Sunday evenings, and seasonal studies. In addition, this person will work with Sunday School leaders to select and order material for classes. Also, the ideal candidate will coordinate with the Children and Youth Ministers to implement a discipleship strategy in those areas of ministry that is consistent with the overall program developed for Porterfield.
Requirements: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field. A Seminary education is preferred. The person who fills this position must also have an understanding of Wesleyan theology and of the doctrine of the United Methodist Church, and be in agreement with both. A background in the United Methodist Church is preferred.
This position is a full-time position. The person who fills this position will report to the Senior Pastor, but must be able to work effectively in a ministry team. Weekly staff meetings and monthly planning meetings are required, as is attendance in Church Council meetings and all other meetings as would be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the Director of Congregational Care and Education position and this ministry.
Deadline to submit resume: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
Please send resume to jwillcox@mcdr-law.com with “Porterfield Director of Congregational Care/Education” in the subject line.

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


Procedure and Deadline

Send a cover letter and resume by September 30, 2014 to:

Ms. Elspeth Cavert

Office Manager

National Council of Churches of Christ

110 Maryland Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20002


Brief position description:


Essential Functions

Under the direction and supervision of the NCC President and General Secretary, the Director of Communications and Development will:

*work closely with the Council’s Communications Committee to develop communications strategies and execute programs to deliver communications objectives throughout the organization.

*work closely with the Development Committee to implement the Council’s development plan and provide creative leadership regarding fundraising opportunities and objectives.

*produce and edit an electronic newsletter and lead the Council’s social media efforts.

*maintain contact with communications staff of NCC member communions and partners and strategize with them on matters of mutual interest and concern.

*maintain contact with and develop strategic relationships with members of the secular and religious media to ensure the NCC has a high public profile.

*manage the Council’s public relations, brand and reputation, create and distribute press releases, action alerts, and marketing campaigns.

*maintain the NCC’s website and data bases, ensure it is regularly updated and remains up to date technologically and create rich and creative content that is optimized for search engines.

*be familiar with the NCC’s public policy positions and those of its member communions and represent the Council as directed by the President/General Secretary.

*assist in the preparation of the Council’s Christian Unity Gathering (CUG) including working with the President/General Secretary, the planning committee, and other staff in preparing the agenda and assisting with the logistics of the CUG.

*ensure the Council’s communications ministry is carried out with sensitivity to gender, racial, economic, disability and intergenerational lenses.

*equip, train and resource regional and local faith-based organizations related to the Council’s mission and priorities.

*undertake other projects/work/functions that may be assigned by the President/General Secretary.

Essential Qualifications

*Degree in journalism, communications, or related field is preferred.

*Previous website management experience is preferred.

*Knowledge of HTML and experience working with Dreamweaver is preferred.

*Experience working with Sala or other CRM systems is preferred.

*Training in theology and ecumenism is preferred.

*Demonstrated experience in managing a comprehensive strategic communications and media relations program to advance an organization’s mission and goals.

*Superior oral and written communications skills.

*Demonstrated track record in development and fundraising is desired.

*Passion and experience for ecumenism and the work of the National Council of Churches.

*A track record of collaborative leadership and team building within complex religious organizations.

*Integrity and an ability to establish and maintain trust amongst diverse constituencies and team members, and an ability to engage with proficiency with others in various leadership positions.

*Creativity, forward thinking abilities and technologically savviness.

*Familiarity with the public policy positions of the NCC and member communions.

*A record of and ability to infuse race, gender, and economic equality with sensitivity to disability and intergenerational concerns, throughout the organization and its work in tangible, efficient and creative ways.

*Ability to manage and oversee a budget.

*Significant familiarity with community organizing techniques.

*Ability to make timely, intelligent decisions and take action after considering options and available information.

*membership in an NCC member communion preferred.

Salary and benefits

Annual salary of $75,000 and 9% pension benefits, 22 days of paid vacation, and a significant health care insurance subsidy.

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

Submit cover letter and resume to Pastor Sara Webb Phillips sara@northspringsumc.org. For more information call 404.455.3632.

Brief position description:

North Springs UMC, a diverse, missional and lively church reaching out to the Sandy Springs community, is seeking an Administrative Assistant full time. Duties include reception tasks, church records, scheduling, church communications/social media, contract supervision  and financial bookkeeping. Gifts and skills needed: excellent interpersonal disposition, working as a team; proficient in Microsoft Office, Church Windows or similar church data system, email marketing and Quikbooks. Degree or equivalent life experience needed. Submit cover letter and resume to Pastor Sara Webb Phillips sara@northspringsumc.org. For more information call 404.455.3632.



     The senior pastor’s principal function is to be responsible to First Baptist Church, Baxley, Georgia, for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life and to act as chief administrator of the paid staff.


     Please note, this pastor search committee welcomes all Baptists who are led by the Spirit of Christ to consider this pastorate.


     Please send resumes via email and mail to the contact information below.


First Baptist Church

c/o Pastor Search Committee

P.O. Box 346

Baxley, GA 31515



In Christ’s love,


Pastor Search Committee

Larry Knight

Jean Lewis

Eddie Rentz

Chris Roppe

Regenia Warren


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



Senior Pastor Search Team

130 Chota Center

Loudon, TN  37774

Brief position description:


Community Church at Tellico Village is seeking a Senior Pastor to lead our pastoral team and congregation following the retirement of our pastor who served for seventeen years.  CCTV is a 1400 member interdenominational church located SW of Knoxville, TN in a planned community on Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  The church is affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches. The ideal candidate possesses a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrates a true desire to shape their ministry by the Great Commandment. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.  S/he is a mature “people-person” with leadership skills who has a passion for: preaching, developing fellowship, and spiritual growth ministries. Ministers from all denominations may apply. M. Div. required.  If interested, visit us at www.tellicochurch.com and post resume to search@tellicochurch.org. Otherwise mail to TVCC Search Team, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.  The deadline for submission of application materials is November 15, 2014.

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

Email searchcommittee@wieuca.org

Brief position description:

Wieuca Road Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia Minister of Congregational Life Position Description searchcommittee@wieuca.org The Minister of Congregational Life is primarily responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating the spiritual education and formation ministries of the church. With oversight of age-group ministries, the Minister will supervise the professional and volunteer leaders of these ministries. The Minister will work closely with the Christian Education Director and Christian Education Committee to plan and coordinate innovative Bible teaching and discipleship programs. The Minister will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor and will serve as ex-officio on appropriate standing and ad hoc committees. The Minister will participate in regular staff meetings, planning retreats, and staff team building events and will assist in pastoral duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor. For more details, please visit www.wieuca.org/about-us/church-staff

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Associate Ecumenical Staff Officer – Leadership Development
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

  jobs@ocuir.org will remain open until filled.The closing date is September 30, 2014..Position

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter, résumé, an outline of how you understand your callinto ecumenical and interreligious ministry, and references to

Brief position description:



• Cultivate The United Methodist Church’s global ecumenical and interreligious activities.

• Perform assessments to gauge ecumenical and interreligious formation needs across the


• Create quadrennial plans for Christian leadership development on ecumenism and

interreligious relations.

• Design and deliver leadership development offerings on ecumenical and interreligious

relationships, filling a need not covered elsewhere within church structures. Evaluate

effectiveness of training provided.

• Continue to direct training component of United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious

Training (UMEIT); be responsive to evaluations and retool, if necessary.

• Provide leadership to the National Workshop on Christian Unity.

• Develop training resources and guidelines on topics relating to United Methodist identity as

well as topics relating to ecumenism and interreligious relations.

• Oversee Office outreach efforts across the Connection, including, but not limited to,

promoting OCUIR’s vision/mission and sharing information about various conciliar bodies.

• Keep abreast of all ecumenical and interreligious work of the Office of Christian Unity and

Interreligious Relationships, agencies of The United Methodist Church, and, to the extent

possible, annual conferences, central conferences and local churches.

• Develop, nurture and expand relationships with jurisdictions, annual and central conferences,

local churches, United Methodist agencies, annual conference Christian unity and

interreligious relationships structures and within the broader Wesleyan family.

• Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Ecumenical Staff Officer.

Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church


• M.Div. in theology or related field.

• Passion for and thorough knowledge of the ecumenical theology of The United Methodist

Church and its ecumenical and interreligious commitments.

• Three to five years’ experience working with leadership development programs in a diverse

theological environment, including experience working with various living faiths and

ecumenical and interreligious bodies.

• Active membership in The United Methodist Church.

• Experience designing, developing, delivering and evaluating programs.

• Proven ability to work effectively within the structure and polity of annual/central

conferences, jurisdictional and/or general level of The United Methodist Church.

• Multi-lingual or willingness to learn another language within two years of employment, with

study to begin in first year of employ.

• Ability to travel when necessary.

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

Contact Calvin D. Johnson at 404-983-0678 or at searchcommittee@wieuca.org

Brief position description:


Primary Areas of Responsibility:


1.    Bible teaching/discipleship programs – Work closely with the Christian Education leadership in developing truly innovative Bible teaching and discipleship programs. This would include establishing the education calendar, choosing and evaluating curricula and other resources, and enlisting and training teachers, facilitators, and other leaders. Directly accountable and  responsible for Covenant Groups and In-Home/Small Group development including the expansion of Singles and other specific ministries.

2.    Leadership Development – Work with the Senior Pastor and Nominating Committee to identify spiritual gifts among members, seek potential leaders, and staff existing and new programs; Create, plan, coordinate leadership training events in January, August (Global Leadership Summit), and November.

3.    Marketing/Technology – Oversee website development, content creation, communication vehicles, work with staff, Social Media Team, Marketing Committee, and appropriate contractors to promote church vision, processes, events, and activities to church and community.

4.    Pastoral Ministry – Serve as Associate Pastor to assist the Senior Pastor in worship leadership, visitation/outreach, pastoral care, and participation in denominational/community events. Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective follow-up initiatives with worship visitors to provide them with appropriate information about engaging with Covenant Groups, Bible study groups, various activities ministries for family members, and others.

5.    Strategic Plan module oversight – Serve as staff liaison for age group, marketing, and facilities modules; participate in evaluation and updating of related plan areas.


Key Competencies and Experiences:


1.    Demonstrated leadership profile in previous assignments including:

a.    Creating a clear, shared vision among his/her constituencies;

b.    Possessing strong “delegation with accountability” skills;

c.    Developing people through coaching, teaching, mentoring;

d.    Building strong and effective teams;

e.    Resolving conflict positively for all concerned;

f.     Leading both staff and laity effectively;

g.    Creating momentum for positive, sustainable change;

h.    Communicating effectively and spiritually in one-to-one and in group settings, both orally and through writing;

i.      Possessing a sense of urgency and is a self-starter who can work well independently when required.

2.    Seminary degree required.

3.    Vocational experience in a multi-staff church setting.

4.    At least five years of positive and successful experience in church vocation.

5.    Ability to articulate spiritual gifts as well as professional abilities.

6.    Successful and creative experiences in developing, implementing, monitoring, and coordinating In-Home/Small Group Bible Study.

7.    Proven passion for the use of social media and associated technology to market church initiatives and to provide evangelical outreach to change lives.

8.    Successful experience in developing, implementing, evaluating, and continuously updating a strategic planning process in a church environment.

9.    Demonstrated capabilities in effective written communications particularly in connection with the use of the written word in social media, web content creation, and other forms of publication.

10.  Successful experience in the preparation, analysis, implementation of budget processes in a church setting.

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

Please submit a detailed introduction letter and resume to Rev. David Garvin via email/postal mail:

Rev. David S. Garvin
Executive Pastor
St. Paul United Methodist Church
2000 Douglass Blvd.
Louisville, KY40205
(502) 459-1595
Brief position description:

St. Paul United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Children & Family Ministries.  The full-time Director will have a passion for working with children, their families, and the congregation at-large to embody the mission of St. Paul UMC as a place where Christians “engage head, heart, and hands in love of God and others.”  Through ministries and programs such as: Sunday School, summer and seasonal events, age-appropriate mission and service opportunities, and worship moments the Director of Children & Family Ministries will develop, schedule, and supervise the full range of ministries related to children’s ministries.

Description of Children’s Ministries: The Children’s Ministries of St. Paul UMC include children (birth – 4th grade) and their families.
 Essential Functions of the position
·         Design, implement, and continue to build upon existing children and familyministry opportunities that integrate relationship building, growth in faith, and enthusiasm/fun.
·         Design and coordinate an intentional plan for children’s faith formation including:Sunday morning opportunities, monthly and bi-monthly large group gatherings, and other events.
·         Develop and train leaders who will to participate in the planning and execution of children’s and family ministries.
·         Plan and coordinate ministry and faith formation opportunities for families of all kinds.  Minister to the children and families in times of celebration and/or need.
·         Plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee childcare volunteers for church events.
·         Collaborate with church staff and key lay leaders to integrate the children’s and family ministries with the overall life of the church.
·         Collaborate with Children’s Ministry Team.  Oversee team budget.
·         Relate and connect with the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program that meets at St. Paul.
·         Collaborate with the Director of Student Ministries to create a long-term, coherent, and sustainable growth and Christian education plan for all children and youth.
·         Maintain adequate and appropriate communication with congregation and community regarding children’s and family ministries.  Communicate with the congregation and community via church media (i.e. bulletin, website, The Tower, etc.) and other avenues.  Use social media and technology effectively and appropriately.
Core Competencies of the position
Ministry planning:Demonstrate abilities to plan and coordinate diverse ministry opportunities including: small group studies, large group gatherings, retreats, missional opportunities, and fellowship and social events.  Express a vision for the children’s and family ministries.  Work to bring others alongside the vision, and maintain a commitment of striving towards the vision.
Lesson planning &Teaching:  Design or identify effective lesson plans, and facilitate learning experiences in both small and large group setting.  Select teaching topics or curriculum that is relevant, and contributes to a growth in faith for children and families.
Leadership Development: Encourage others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the larger community.  Support the development of others’ skills and abilities.  Actively seek to engage others more directly in the leadership life of the congregation.  Think strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders, and work to build leadership capacity.
Hospitality: Generate a sense of hospitality and accessibility by his or her very presence.  Communicate a sense of availability, warmth, openness and approachability.  Support a culture of welcoming and connection in the life of the congregation.
Interpersonal Skills & Volunteer Management: Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative when ministering with children, parents, and the congregation at-large.  Possess the ability to identify and solve problems, handle conflict, and engage in honest conversation.  Work well with church staff, congregation members, and volunteers. Provide direction, gain commitment, facilitate change, and achieve results through the efficient, creative, and responsible use of volunteers.
Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas.  Make new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches.  Take acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation.  Learns from mistakes.  Use good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
Integrity and Trust: Is seen as trustworthy by others.  Practice direct, honest, and transparent communication.  Keep confidences.  Admit mistakes.  Operate with no hidden agendas.  Respond to situations with constancy and reliability.
Communication Skills: Possess the ability to express thoughts and feelings clearly, openly, authentically, and theologically.  Communicate appropriately according to the situation at hand.
Administrative Skills: Understand basic budgeting and planning.  Familiar with and adhere to Safe Sanctuaries policies.  Amenable to supervision.
Goals of the position
St. Paul UMC understands that this job description provides the essential functions and core competencies of the Director of Children & Family Ministries.  This document does not offer an exact list of events, schedule, and programs for the Director to maintain.  Instead, the Director – in conversation with the St. Paul church staff and ministry teams – will establish specific plans for ministries, events, programs, and goals.
A successful candidate will have:
·   Passion for walking alongside and developing the faith of children and families at all spiritual maturity levels
·   Vision for growth, depth, and fruitfulness in children’s and family ministries.
·   Bachelor’s degree required.
·   5+ years of experience in leading and/or working in the areas of children’s and family ministries.
·   Follow the same spiritual and moral standards set for pastors in The United Methodist Church.  
Report: Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Director of Discipleship & Connection, and S/PRC
Hours/Salary: Full-time exempt position; 40 hours per week; salary commensurate with experience
Benefits available: Health Insurance, Pension, Vision and/or Dental Insurance
Office Space:  Office space with computer provided.
Job Posting Dates: August 20 – September 19.  After review and interview, start date is flexible.
St. Paul UMC is large, urban church located in the Highlands community in Louisville, KY.  The St. Paul congregation gathers three times each Sunday for worship (600 average attendance, 2,000 members), and at various times in different ways during the week. 

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

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Kristina Zirschky at KristinaZ@ymarchitects.com.

Brief position description:


Canterbury United Methodist Church (www.canterburyumc.org) located in Birmingham, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Student Faith Formation, a person who will serve more in an “executor” role as part of the student ministry team. This position will build upon and strengthen the spiritual formation of students by establishing relationships with both students and their families.The main responsibilities are:
·Maintain day-to-day management of the spiritual formation of students, in alignment with Canterbury’s mission and values
·Develop relationships with youth and their families to nurture their relationship with Christ, with a focus on high school students and families
·Collaborate, support and troubleshoot with volunteers
·Provide oversight to the programmatic aspects of student ministry
·Infuse a joyful Christian atmosphere into all Canterbury youth programs
Qualifications include:
·A minimum of five years of experience in leading a youth ministry program, preferably in a larger church or similar organization
·A Bachelor’s degree with a preference toward a field related to youth ministry
·Knowledge of sustainable systems
·A passion for serving youth 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 plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events
·Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church
Canterbury United Methodist Church is a well-established, traditional church of about # 3000 members in Birmingham, ALwith a history of excellence in music, worship, adult education and mission experiences.The theological environment of Canterbury United Methodist Church offers a foundation on the Bible while promoting a culture that values theological diversity.Canterbury United Methodist Church strives to model openness, acceptance, and tolerance.

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

Mail all information requested to the address listed below by October 4, 2014. (The packet must be postmarked by this date.) Previous interviewed applicants need not apply.


The Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Pastoral Search Committee

Attn.- Mrs. Delores Oliver Calloway, Chairperson

3700 Avenue O

Riviera Beach, Florida 33404


All applicants should provide the following:

1. Copy of College Degree(s)


3. Resume

4. Letter of interest in 200 words or less explaining why you believe the Lord is leading you to pursue this position.

5. 3 letters of reference (non-relatives)

6. Copy of license to preach and Certificate of Ordination




Brief position description:


The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a born-again, spirit-filled, and divinely called man (minister) having strong family and community values who meents the requirements set forth in 1 Timothy 3: 1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
  • Must be a positive role model who exhibits moral and ethical conduct.
  • Must be able to preach and teach God's Word.
  • Must be a licensed and ordained Missionary Baptist minister.
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years of pastoral/ministerial experience.
  • Must have earned a Bachelor's Degree.
  • A Master's degree in Religion, Theology, or Divinity is preferred.
  • Must participate in visiting and ministering to the sick, shut-in, and bereaved members.
  • Must consent to a background check/credit check and drug screenings.
  • Must follow the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
  • Must develop a vision for the spiritual growth and development of the church.

Job Description

  • Providing Spirit-directed, visionary leadership for the entire church, with a goal of drawing, developing and deploying fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
  • Planning and conducting the worship services, prepare and deliver sermons, lead in observance of ordinances.
  • Conducting Bible-centered teaching by way of weekly Bible studies and other related venues for teaching the Word of God.
  • Stimulating the on-going spiritual growth of the congregation through preaching and teaching with a strong life application emphasis.
  • Leading in planning, executing and evaluating comprehensive church programs of worship, education, evangelism, missions and ministries of all ages.
  • Guiding the ministry of the deacons by equipping them for effective spiritual and administrative leadership in the church.
  • Providing leadership and working cooperatively with chuch officers, ministries, committees and members as they perform their assigned responsibilities.
  • Enhancing and maintaining an organized Christian education program which results in spiritual growth of church leaders, members, and the community-at-large.
  • Acting as a moderator of church business meetings.
  • Displaying a teachable spirit, seeking continuous acquisition of Biblical knowledge and their application to today's life.
  • Conduction counseling session, wedding ceremonies and funeral services.
  • Cooperating with associational, state and community denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern.
  • Developing a vision with long and short term strategies and goals; evaluates the progress of the church toward accomplishing Biblical purposes.
  • Mentoring, monitoring and motivating pastoral staff members toward balanced growth in Christ-like character and ministry competency.
  • Participating in the formulating and monitoring of the annual operating budget of the church.

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

Please send your resume to: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Attn: DYM 1901 Lexington Ave Monroe, LA 71201 (318)-322-4454 Rev. Dr. Tim Neustifter tim#stpaulsmonroe.com
Brief position description:

St. Paul’s UMC, Monroe, a progressive church in an established neighborhood that is experiencing an influx of young family residents, is seeking an experienced full-time Director of Youth Ministries with a relevant bachelors degree and a preferred minimum of 3 years of experience in youth ministry to build upon an existing year round program that currently serves 30 youth and their families. As part of this church’s mission to nurture one another in Christian love through all that we do, this person is expected to create an inviting environment conducive to the development of discipling relationships with youth and families which fosters spiritual growth and social development for a lifetime of outreach.

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

Contact the Ministerial Search Committe by email at plymouth@gmail.com. Please visit www.WeArePlymouth.org, for more information.

Brief position description:

Qualifications required are these:

  • A Master of Divinity degree or an equivalent earned degree from an accredited educational institution and professional ordination.
  • Five or more years as a principal or associate minister or equivalent professional experience, with demonstrated administrative, fundraising, and team-building skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in preaching inspirational, intellectually challenging sermons, both prophetic and pastoral.
  • A commitment to a God-centered ministry, through which the insights of philosophy, history, science, literature, the arts, and contemporary life are integrated with a progressive Christian theology that speaks to today’s challenges.
  • A flexibility and openness to change; a confident spirit that encourages differences of opinion and nurtures relationships; a commitment to honoring the history and cherished traditions of our church, while guiding us in ongoing renewal and continuing relevance.
  • An ability to relate warmly and genuinely to all constituencies in the church, and a sincere interest in children, youth and families. A commitment to nurture the spiritual development of our members.
  • A commitment to continuing Plymouth’s long history of interfaith connectedness and of working for social justice in the wider church, the community, and the world.
  • A commitment to a congregational ministry in which the final authority resides with the congregation.
  • An ability to work well with staff, to inspire and collaborate, to recognize and nurture the gifts and abilities of others, and to set appropriate expectations. A commitment to building relationships based on trust and personal integrity.
  • An awareness of personal abilities as well as limitations and the confidence to delegate appropriately.

General responsibilities are these:

  • To preach on most Sundays of the year.
  • To provide faithful and loving vision and collaborative leadership for a talented and dedicated staff.
  • To nurture the congregation’s spiritual development, communal care of one another, and compassionate inclusiveness toward all.
  • To work closely with lay members and staff in the development of program priorities, Christian education and faith formation, worship and music, social service and justice ministries, and outreach to new constituencies.
  • To promote responsible stewardship in the financial and institutional development of the church.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Justice Ministry Organizer
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an upcoming informational webinar. Sign up at www.thedartcenter.org/events 

To learn more about DART and access the application, visit www.thedartcenter.org

You may also contact our Recruitment Director, Hannah Wittmer, with questions at: hannah@thedartcenter.org

Brief position description:

 DART is hiring justice ministry organizers.  Positions in Miami, Tampa and Daytona Beach begin January 5, 2015. Positions in Ft. Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota, FL and Topeka and Lawrence, KS begin June 29, 2015.

In order to build power for justice in their local communities, these DART organizers will:

-Build relationships of trust among clergy and lay leaders from diverse backgrounds, and deepen their participation in the work of their congregation’s justice ministry and the organization

-Train clergy and lay leaders in basic organizing skills, engage them in setting realistic yet challenging goals to build their justice ministry

-Engage leaders in the research of viable solutions to community problems and ensure implementation by appropriate decision makers

-Build turnout for public meetings where 1,000+ people from assigned congregations are organized to demonstrate support for the identified solutions to community problems

-Build financial sustainability by ensuring timely dues collection among member congregations, and annually coordinating a major 6-8 week investment drive

-Assist in the annual recruitment of at least two new congregations 

Training is provided through the DART Organizers Institute, the intensive five month field orientation for new DART organizers. This includes an initial on-site orientation followed by field training and a weekly reading/discussion curriculum covering basic organizing principles. Initial skill development focuses on articulating the mission of the organization, intentionally developing relationships through one-on-one conversations, engaging leaders based on personal motivations, managing time effectively, running great meetings, building grassroots networks, long-term planning, working with clergy, and issue selection. Vocational development continues through annual training and planning retreats, summer staff retreats, and joint regional staff trainings.

Starting salary is $34,000/year plus health benefits, with regular cost-of-living increases and performance-based raises. For candidates relocating more than 50 miles, $250 is paid to help cover relocation costs. Retirement benefits begin after a prescribed period (usually one full year of employment).

Community organizing positions within the DART Network are highly competitive. People of color are encouraged to apply. Qualities we look for include:

-Core passion for justice and equality 

-Excellent relationship-building skills 

-Exceptional work ethic

-Ambition for a long-term career organizing with DART 

-Comfort working with religious institutions 

-Fluency in Spanish or Creole preferred (not mandatory)

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

Please submit an online application found on our website: www.newpointe.org/employment
Brief position description:

Primary Purpose The Dover Campus Pastor will contribute to NewPointe’s mission of seeing lives changed through Christ by serving as the lead staff position at the Dover Campus. The Campus Pastor is a high caliber leader who serves as the “face” of NewPointe and is primarily responsible for all ministry teams, programs and volunteers at the campus. This includes the role of building teams, identifying leaders, managing for quality, solving problems, championing the DNA and mission of NewPointe, and ultimately leading people to realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ. Specific Responsibilities Campus Responsibilities •Participate in directional leadership of NewPointe Big Picture •Determines the direction for the Campus and communicates this effectively to the campus staff to be executed •Responsible for the success of the campus (vision, strategy, program development, evaluation, staff) •Provide direct staff oversight and vision alignment (sets objectives, hire/fire) •Oversees the budget for the campus •Recruit, train, develop, equip, value, and care for key ministry team leaders (paid and unpaid) to ensure their success at the regional campus. •Help meet the pastoral care needs of the growing congregation, both personally and through developing systems of care. •Maintain a presence in the community of the regional campus by representing the face of NewPointe at any local event possible. •Lead by example on Sunday mornings, being first there and last to leave, jumping in wherever help is needed, etc. •Up front leader for worship services and corporate events. •Work “on” the campus development plan, in consultation with the Executive Pastor of Ministry to strategize for ways to grow the campus and the people attending that campus. •Evaluate and upgrade everything at the campus, from equipment to volunteer systems to volunteer efforts – continually make everything new, improved and improving. •Other duties as assigned

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Adults - Dover Campus
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please submit an online application found on our website: www.newpointe.org/employment
Brief position description:

Primary Purpose NewPointe’s Director of Adult Ministry will contribute to seeing lives changed by providing overall leadership to adults – which is leading people to realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ. This position will provide vision, evaluation, improvement, management, etc. to all things that help adults at NewPointe grow spiritually. This includes ministry functions of Care, Small Groups, Discipleship/Assimilation, and First Impressions. Specific Responsibilities •Be the champion of Adult Ministries oProvide visionary leadership to the adult assimilation and adult discipleship path, including evaluation, improvement, vision casting, and resourcing oWork to ensure that all adult ministries integrate in a synergistic fashion •Provide leadership to all Adult Ministry functions paying close attention to their systems, striving toward healthy growth and improvement oChampion the vision of NewPointe through the creation and expression of creative arts oMaintain, evaluate and enhance all Adult Ministry systems that happen to care for, assimilate and disciple adults oCraft (help team craft) a clear bottom line target for all ministry initiatives oOversee the hiring, recruiting, and evaluation of ministry leaders oOversee departmental budget and expenditures oMaintain up-to-date organization charts with accurate ministry descriptions for each box oManage entire department from “Tomorrow to Today” so as to create a culture of planning not reacting oCommunicate values, vision and details to keep all necessary “crowds” informed, so as to avoid ministry silos •Provide leadership to both staff and volunteers serving within this department oCreate a culture of “leader reproduction” for both staff and volunteer leaders within the department, ultimately developing a leadership pipeline that is healthy oRegularly meet with staff to hold accountable for their stated ministry action plans, and to provide coaching, mentoring and guidance where needed oOversee the entire volunteer effort, from recruiting, training, equipping and care to ensure that it is effective and healthy oProvide clarity for all roles and expectations for everyone on the team, both volunteer and staff oCelebrate wins consistently with the team oGive feedback and evaluations to ministry leaders and team members regularly •Provide self-leadership oLead your family in a biblically mandated manner oFocus on personal walk with God in order to lead others out of that overflow oFind mentors who can lead and coach you in your area of ministry and your personal walk with God oIncrease your knowledge and grow your passions by visiting other churches, consulting experts, attending conferences, and reading industry-leading authors oContinually seek feedback •Other Duties as assigned

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

Please complete an online application found on our website: www.newpointe.org/employment
Brief position description:

Primary Purpose The Worship Leader will contribute to NewPointe’s mission of leading people to realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ by engaging people and connecting them to God through music and organizing & executing live creative elements during adult weekend services and large adult events. Specific List of Responsibilities • Lead music during adult weekend services and large adult events • Schedule band and rehearsals • Responsible for planning, prep, and execution of the adult weekend services and adult large event environments • Responsible for producing weekend services through a team of volunteer Producers • Lead and foster a healthy creative volunteer culture to execute Sunday creative elements • Maintain and upkeep Planning Center Online with current information • Volunteer Team Development o Identify, Recruit, and Develop a volunteer Worship Leader to intentionally apprentice o Maintain a current volunteer org chart o Train, Develop and Delegate tasks to the volunteer team through on-the-job training, regular team training times, one-on-one skill-teaching, and other methods o Lead the team through relational outings, team devotional times and other methods o Pastorally care for the volunteer team Position Requirements Supervisory • Direct supervision of Production Director • Recruit, lead, and develop volunteers (see above volunteer development section)

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Social Services Protect and Placement Specialist (Case Manager)
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact Autum Rashid, Director of Operations, at (770)434-3040 Ext. 603
Brief position description:

NXT-Real Estate is a commercial finance firm providing structured senior debt facilities to middle market clients focused on value creation opportunities. NXT-Real Estate is looking to add a highly motivated individual interested in joining a dynamic environment and being an integral part of a small, entrepreneurial team.

Job Responsibilities:
Portfolio (80%):
• Responsible for portfolio analytics and reporting for both internal and external constituencies.
• Assist senior management in the preparation of quarterly portfolio review summaries.
• Prepare annual property revaluations and conduct site inspections, as needed.
• Assist in processing of draw requests and preparation of funding approval memos.
• Assist with the analysis of borrower and property financial statements.

Underwriting (20%):
• Coordinate engagement and review of 3rd party reports, including Appraisals, Property Condition Reports and Phase I Environmental Assessments.
• Provide information to NXT’s lenders for transaction and other approvals.
• Assemble and review due diligence for transactions.
• Depending on experience, assist in the preparation of term sheets, loan applications, and investment memorandums.
• Model real estate transactions in Excel and Argus using both DCF and IRR analyses.

• BA/BS from a four year college or university with strong academic credentials.
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant real estate work experience (or 1+ year with MBA), preferably in a finance company, bank or real estate brokerage environment.
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail, with the ability to handle a wide variety of responsibilities and meet deadlines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; able to interface effectively with senior management.
• Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple projects.
• Professional attitude and strong work ethic.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point and ARGUS proficiency a plus.

Compensation: Competitive

Location: Kennesaw, GA

Travel: Occasional overnight travel (5% - 10%)