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Congregational Ministry

Below you will find a listing of jobs available in congregational ministry.

Raleigh, NC: Director of Children's Ministries

Posted April 22, 2014

Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church, a progressive Presbyterian Community in Raleigh, NC, is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries. This person will build a program and minister primarily to elementary aged children, with a secondary focus on preschool aged children. 

Church Overview

We are One Church, Three Fellowships consisting of a liturgical worshiping community (Milner Memorial), an informal worshiping community (East Raleigh), and a Spanish language worshiping community (Iglesia Santuario). While we worship in various styles, we share one campus with a united mission and ministry strategy. Learn more at eastraleigh.net and milnermemorial.org.

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Application Deadline: June 15, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2014

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and at least three references to Judy@milnermemorial.org.

Hickory, NC: Pastor

Posted April 21, 2014

New Life Fellowship Church is presently seeking resumes for the position of Pastor for a small non-denominational congregation. Services are held on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday nights. Pastor should be available for home/hospital visits when needed. New Life Fellowship Church is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors which meet monthly.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: July 6, 2014

For more information, contact Nina Greene, Pastoral Search Committee Chairperson.

Winston-Salem, NC: Pastoral Assistant with Youth

Posted April 21, 2014

Peace Haven Baptist Church is searching for a Pastoral Assistant to work with Youth. The vision for ministry with youth at Peace Haven Baptist Church is to shape a context and community in which youth are embracing the Lordship of Jesus Christ, developing spiritual practices and disciplines designed to sustain and deepen their life in Jesus Christ, and learning to live a public witness for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

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Application Deadline: August 31, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Nick Zegrea.

Elizabeth City, NC: Youth Minister/Christian Educator

Posted April 14, 2014

First Christian Church (DOC) of Elizabeth City, NC seeks Youth Minister and Christian Education to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Elizabeth City, NC is located approximately 50 miles south of Norfolk/ Virginia Beach VA, and 50 miles west of Outer Banks, NC.

Bachelor’s degree required in related field i.e. Religion, Theology, or Christian Education. Professional Certification in Youth Ministry in the Disciples of Christ is desired. Ability to work with youth Pre-k thru 12th grade.  Awareness of resources for developing Youth Ministry Programs. Proficient in current technology. 

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Application Deadline: June 1, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact the Search Committee at fccec@embarqmail.com.


Durham, NC: Minister to Youth and Children

Posted April 14, 2014

First Calvary Baptist Church seeks a Minister to Youth and Children.

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

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Application Deadline: May 19, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Cassandra Burton.

Richmond, VA: Ministry Resident

Posted April 14, 2014

Richmond’s First Baptist Church’s Residency Program stems from a desire to foster lasting, healthy leadership in new ministers while enriching and strengthening congregational life. The primary purpose of the Residency Program is to provide an opportunity for the next generation of vocational ministers to integrate theological education with the practice of ministry within the reflective space of a teaching congregation.1 This includes growth in intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness, practicing ministry skills and spiritual practices, pastoral and personal, essential for sustaining effectiveness and longevity in vocational ministry.

The Ministry Resident will be a recent seminary graduate; a minister prepared for his/her first calling and entry into the local congregation. The unique qualities of a ministry residency that differs from most first-call ministry positions are the deliberate aspects of mentoring and support offered this new minister as a part of the residency program. While all ministers on staff are encouraged to welcome and support the ministry resident, one specific experienced minister is designated to function as the mentoring supervisor for the resident. The mentoring supervisor intentionally works alongside the resident to reflect theologically on the practice of ministry, identify teachable moments, provide support, and offer guidance on developing healthy pastoral and spiritual practices that will sustain and enrich the new minister throughout the years to come.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2014

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For more information or to submit application materials, contact Dr. Steve Booth.

Burlington, NC: Associate Pastor for Youth and Discipleship

Posted April 7, 2014

The First Baptist Church on Apple Street is a predominantly African-American Congregation locate in the heart of Burlington, NC. We are currently seeking a candidate for our Associate Pastor for Youth and Discipleship position who shall assist the Senior Pastor in the development and administration of the student ministries and discipleship ministries of the church. The AP’s primary task shall be to disciple children and youth, recruit, equip, organize, recognize and spiritually support laypersons that are called to use their gifts in ministry in the areas of Student Ministries and Discipleship.

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Application Deadline: May 7, 2014

Please forward all inquiries and resumes to Rev. Dray Bland at draybland@gmail.com

Buies Creek, NC: Senior Pastor

Posted March 28, 2014

Memorial Baptist Church (MBC) in Buies Creek, NC is accepting applications for Senior Pastor. The Senior Pastor will be an experienced and thoughtful minister, servant leader, strong preacher and attentive pastor. A person of integrity, prayer, humility, compassion, warmth, openness, and deep faith and commitment to the Word of God. Full-time administrative and ministerial position responsible for the congregation of MBC. Responsible to win the lost to Christ, to minister to the special needs of the members of the congregation through prayer and study, render effective preaching and pastoral ministries. Responsible for the pulpit ministry, the spiritual care and support of the MBC congregation, and the welfare and oversight of the church administration. 

Application Deadline: May 16, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: August 3, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Linda W. Stewart.

Rowland, NC: Pastor

Posted March 27, 2014

Pastor: Full-time or Bivocational
First Baptist Church Rowland

Rowland First Baptist Church is searching for a Pastor. We are a rural church in Rowland, N.C. located in southern Robeson County. Sunday school numbers range from 35 to 40 and worship service numbers that range from 45-65. Our congregation is moderate. We are looking for candidates grounded in faith, willing to work to spread the word of God, and mature in faith but willing to help our church grow. We also have Wednesday night services and are looking to build our youth group.

2 bedroom parsonage included in benefits package.

Seminary degree required. Compensation to be negotiated.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact William Shooter.

Berkeley, CA: Senior Pastor

Posted March 26, 2014

The Church without Walls (CWOW) seeks a Senior Pastor.

The Position

Reporting to the Chair of the Elder Team, the Senior Pastor will provide compelling teaching of Scripture and take on a visible leadership role at the Sunday evening service. The Senior Pastor will shepherd the congregation by providing pastoral care and partnering with the Elder Team and other leaders in using spiritual discernment to guide the future direction of the church. The Senior Pastor will help the church lean into life with Jesus and live out CWOW’s mission.

The Senior Pastor will draw upon the varied and deep leadership and ministry background of the Elder Team and membership at large to implement various church programs and events.

The growing number of regular attenders in the church are not only racially diverse, but also in a wide variety of places in their journey with Jesus. In conjunction with the welcoming team and elders, the Senior Pastor will engage regular attenders and welcome visitors, suggesting opportunities they might consider for further involvement in the life of the church.

The Senior Pastor will be reviewed after 30, 60 and 90 days in the position; thereafter, evaluations will occur on an as-needed basis, not to be less frequent than annually. Reviews will consist of both a self-evaluation by the Senior Pastor as well as a performance evaluation by the Chair of the Elder Team. The performance evaluation will serve as a check point for continuation in the role. This is a 100% time position.

Ministry Responsibilities

  • Devote themselves to study and prayer to nurture and grow their relationship with Christ.
  • Devote themselves to study and preparation to deliver the Sunday sermons.
  • Give leadership and governance to the worship services.
  • Minister the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion.
  • Work with the Elder Team in their oversight of the church’s spiritual health.
  • Provide pastoral care to the church.
  • Oversee and encourage the ministries of the church.
  • In conjunction with the Elder Team and other leaders, continually discern God’s voice in guiding the direction of CWOW.
  • Work as appropriate with the Pacific Southwest Conference and denominational Evangelical Covenant leadership to further the development of the congregation.
  • Participate in education and seminar events for personal and professional growth.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Elder Team, provide leadership to staff and church leaders. Work with staff to develop, set and achieve ministry goals and ensure accountability through regular staff meetings.
  • Coordinate shared teaching/preaching schedule and plan subject matter.
  • Provide key input and, in some instances, conduct annual performance evaluations for administrative and paid staff.
  • Work with the Elder Team on general administration issues of the church.
  • Attend annual congregation meeting reporting on key events of calendar year and what lies ahead for the coming year.
  • Participate as an ex-officio member of the Elder Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional and Background Requirements

  • Education: In addition to an undergraduate degree, completion of a Masters of Divinity, Theology or advanced degree in related area required.
  • Must possess or be willing to attain Evangelical Covenant Church Ministerial Credential: Ministry License (ML) or Bi-Vocational (BV)
  • Required: Minimum of three years experience ministering in racially and socioeconomically diverse urban settings and/or in relatively close proximity to a university or other environment characterized as secular or liberal.
  • Required: Minimum of five years demonstrated experience teaching Scripture.
  • Preference given to candidates with three or more years of experience as a senior or associate pastor.
  • Demonstrated history successfully leading and developing experienced lay leaders.
  • Possesses collaborative leadership and decision-making approach.
  • The Senior Pastor’s life is in harmony with the Word of God.
  • Possesses advanced written and verbal communication skills.

For more information or to apply, contact Humberto Reyes.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Winston-Salem, NC: Pianist and Accompanist

Posted March 21, 2014

Peace Haven Baptist Church of Winston-Salem is seeking the services of a part-time pianist/accompanist. The position requires mid-level to difficult range of pianistic skills and entails (a) providing accompaniment services weekly for choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings beginning @ 7:30 PM (1 ½ hours); (b) accompaniment for the pre-worship choir anthem rehearsals on Sunday mornings @ 10:30 AM (1/2 Hour); (c) accompaniment for hymns and choir anthems during Sunday worship services @ 11:00 AM (1 hour); (d) preparation and performance of one solo piece during Communion service one Sunday each month; and (e) performance of other duties as needed upon request . Send your resume and salary/wage expectations by email to nzeg@aol.com.

Application Deadline: August 13, 2014

Winston-Salem, NC: Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Posted March 20, 2014

Highland Presbyterian Church seeks a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will oversee programs for the youth and young adults of Highland, providing an open, supportive environment for spiritual growth. Major responsibilities include: plan and oversee Sunday and midweek fellowship programs for Middle and High school youth in conjunction with youth advisors; help organize and coordinate youth Sunday School classes; organize, implement, and staff a nine month Confirmation program which includes weekly educational gatherings, a retreat, a weekend mission trip, and training adults to assist with the program; organize and coordinate the Youth Sunday event, once per year; recruit, train, and empower adult leaders for all youth and young adult programs; organize and implement planning retreats to continually foster dynamic youth and young adult programs; organize, publicize, and attend a! summer youth conference (Montreat Youth Conference); implement and lead mission opportunities for middle and high school youth and college students including summer experiences; act as staff liaison to the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Committee; effectively communicate youth and young adult opportunities and schedules to members of the Church community; offer spiritual guidance and loving support to the youth, young adults and their families; coordinate and strengthen Young Adult Ministry at Highland; be familiar and compliant with all church policies.

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Application Deadline: April 18, 2014

For more information, contact Carol Templeton.

Chapel Hill, NC: Pastor

Posted March 18, 2014

Damascus Congregational Christian Church in Chapel Hill, NC, prayerfully seeks God’s direction as we search for a part-time pastor to minister alongside us, to cast the vision, and to guide us in our journey of spiritual growth and discipleship. The congregation desires a pastor who relates well to all ages, is gifted in preaching and teaching God’s word, has a commitment to minister to the sick and shut-in, and has a desire to seek outreach opportunities to our surrounding community. 

Please mail your resume and cover letter to: 

Pastor Search Committee
Damascus Congregational Christian Church
522 Damascus Church Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

or, send via email to: Ted Blake, Chair, Pastor Search Committee, at damascusccc@outlook.com.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2014


Southport, NC: Assistant Priest

Posted February 21, 2014

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Southport, NC, an historic 650-member parish located in a beautiful coastal community 35 miles south of Wilmington, NC, seeks an energetic Assistant Priest who will lead Christian Education, engage in pastoral care, and work with parish youth. This individual will report to our interim rector. We offer a 2-year contract and attractive compensation package with benefits. Our deadline is April 30, 2014. Send resume and cover letter or any questions to Senior Warden Ruth Smith at asstpriestsearch2014@gmail.com.

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Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

Vienna, VA: Senior Pastor

Posted February 5, 2014

The Vienna Baptist faith community seeks a strong pastoral leader to guide us, to minister alongside us, to cast the vision, and join our journey of spiritual growth and discipleship. For further information, see the pastor search page at vbc-va.org.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: June 30, 2014

Send resume and cover letter to VBCpastorsearch@vbc-va.org.

North Wilkesboro, NC: Minister to Youth

Posted January 14, 2014

First United Methodist Church North Wilkesboro is looking for a full time Minister to Youth who will lead and supervise comprehensive ministry to and with youth (grades 6-12) in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in accordance with our mission and vision.

Job responsibilities include the following main areas:

  1. Communication to youth, parents, leaders, church, and community
  2. Planning (trips, weekly meeting nights, special events, etc.)
  3. Administration (maintain office hours, mailings, attendance records, etc.)
  4. Coordinate volunteers (parents, students, and leader teams)
  5. Relational (youth, parents, staff, colleagues in youth ministry, community leaders, church members)
  6. Visioning and Education (research, future planning, continuing education, etc.)


  1. College preferred
  2. Youth Ministry experience
  3. Outstanding recommendations
  4. Long-term perspective (at least 5 year tenure)

Salary negotiable based on experience and education. For more information about our church and its various ministries, please visit our website at www.firstnw.org or our Facebook page.

Send cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. Keith Franklin via email
 First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1145, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Application Deadline: May 30, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2014