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Congregational Ministry

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

Durham, NC: Minister to Youth/Children

Posted July 18, 2014

First Calvary Baptist Church
1311 Morehead Avenue
Durham, North Carolina 27707

Minister to Youth/Children

Full-time, Salary-Negotiable
(July 2014 Expected Starting Date)

40 Hours per week

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


  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.

Application Deadline: July 27, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Cassandra Burton.

Independence, VA: Pastor

Posted July 18, 2014

First Baptist Church in Independence, VA is seeking a pastor for our small congregation (50 – 75 average attendance.) We need someone to preach, teach a weekly Bible study,and to minister to our members and to our community. We are affiliated with the CBF, and our views are moderate. We incorporate both men and women in leadership roles, and we are looking for a dynamic individual to lead us as we endeavor to serve Christ.

Application Deadline: October 18, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Lynn Roberts.

Lexington, VA: Associate Pastor of Family Life & Music

Posted July 15, 2014

Manly Memorial Baptist Church seeks a full-time Associate Pastor of Family Life and Music. Manly Memorial Baptist Church, in Lexington, Virginia, is seeking a pastor to establish an outreach in community to engage families. Provide coordination with Children’s Director and Youth Director. Responsible for choral and instrumental preparation and directing.

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Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

Submit cover letter and resume to: search@manlybaptist.com

Winston-Salem, NC: Youth Director

Posted July 14, 2014

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Winston-Salem is seeking a Youth Director.

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If you feel a call on your heart for this vital work, contact Pam Lepley, Director of Religious Education (dre@uufws.org; 336-659-0331) for more information or an application.

Rural Hall, NC: Children and Youth Ministries Director

Posted July 14, 2014

Kingswood United Methodist Church in Rural Hall, NC is seeking to hire a part time salaried Children and Youth Ministries Director. This individual will work with volunteer leaders in both age groups to achieve the church’s vision of dynamic children and youth ministries.

The detailed job description for this position outlines specific goals and responsibilities. Interested candidates may contact the church office by email at: kingswood@triad.twcbc.com or the pastor at rlanier645@aol.com.The church will send you a detailed job description.

Resumes may be sent to the Personnel Committee at:

Kingswood UMC
Attn: Pastor
PO Box 399
Rural Hall, NC 27045

Interested candidates can also send a resume to the above email addresses.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Charlotte, NC: Youth Director

Posted July 14, 2014

St. Francis United Methodist Church
4200 McKee Road, Charlotte, NC  28270

Overview:  St. Francis UMC, a warm and inviting mid-size church located in southeast Charlotte, seeks a Youth Director to lead its vibrant youth ministry.  The position is part-time and offers an $18,000.00 annual salary. 


  • Exemplary role model with strong Christian values
  • Experience with youth
  • Undergraduate degree


  • Lead Sunday night youth programs and occasional overnight youth outings
  • Conduct mid-week Bible studies
  • Oversee fundraising activities, volunteer recruitment and finances
  • Communicate regularly with youth, parents and entire congregation
  • Plan and attend mission activities, including annual summer mission trip
  • Follow the Church’s Safe Sanctuary Policy (St. Francis has a robust food allergy policy)
  • Engage all Church youth and minister to their needs
  • Collaborate with the staff and Youth Committee to involve youth in Church life

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Please send the following (as MS WORD or PDF documents) by email to Wendy at wendynw3@gmail.com:

  • Cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in youth ministry
  • A resume
  • Personal/professional references (at least 3), including contact information
Mocksville, NC: Minister to Youth and Students

Posted July 14, 2014

First Baptist Church Mocksville, a growing congregation and good sized (30) youth group, is seeking a Minister to Youth and Students. Position is part of a supportive staff, and there is flexibility in hours, etc.

Responsible for programming youth and reaching out with those programs to whole community. Chance to grow a program from infancy!

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Shane at shane@ashanenixon.org.

Cambridge, MA: Pastor

Posted July 14, 2014

The Old Cambridge Baptist Church (OCBC) in Cambridge, MA is seeking a part-time pastor to provide leadership and vision for a growing congregation committed to living out God’s forgiveness, justice, and resurrecting love in ways that transform individuals, move us toward Beloved Community, and engagement in mending the world. 

OCBC is a progressive and inclusive Christian community in the American Baptist tradition that seeks to offer God’s radical hospitality to all, holding fast to love and justice for the earth and all its peoples, welcoming all who are seekers. Through our common life of prayer, worship, spiritual development, and the arts, we strive to follow the example of Jesus and to work, through active nonviolence, for social, racial, economic, and ecological justice, and for peace. OCBC, a Welcoming and Affirming congregation since 1983, has a long history of supporting the civil and ecclesiastical rights of all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are fully committed to racial equity, gender equality, and accessibility to persons of all abilities. We invite people from all backgrounds and walks of life to worship with us on Sunday mornings and in our daily lives. 

The church building is an historic landmark located in Harvard Square, just steps away from Harvard University. Tourists from all over the world visit the church and gardens daily. OCBC is a strong supporter of the arts. OCBC’s vibrant music program is a highlight of our worship. OCBC also rents space to the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and other non-profit organizations.

We hope to welcome a gifted preacher and a warm, empathetic, and outgoing minister with a background in local church ministry, an understanding of organizational dynamics, and experience in leadership development. 

To view the complete job description, or our church profile, please click here. Starting date listed below is flexible.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: November 2, 2014

For more information or to apply: searchteam@oldcambridgebaptist.org

Jamestown, NC: Part-Time Youth Director

Posted July 14, 2014

First Baptist Church Jamestown is searching for a part-time youth director (10 hours per week).

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Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and references to Bryant Rudolph, Chair of the youth director search committee.

Application Deadline: July 21, 2014

Lexington, NC: Minister of Students and Outreach

Posted June 17, 2014

Coggins Memorial Baptist Church is currently seeking someone to fulfill an open position as Minister of Students and Outreach to help the church minister to our students and families as well as reach out to young families in our community. 

Application Deadline: July 25, 2014

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2014

For more information or to apply, contact Lewis Johns.

Raleigh, NC: Minister for Serving Christ

Posted June 5, 2014

Forest Hills Baptist Church

The Minister for Serving Christ is responsible for creating and implementing church-wide strategies for the Serve Ministry Area which also includes the internal fellowship and connecting ministries of the church. Church-wide responsibilities for children and families will be a priority focus for the Minister for Serving Christ.

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Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

To apply or for more information, contact careers@foresthills.org.

Branchville, SC: Pastor

Posted May 16, 2014

Prospect Church, a small country community church outside of Branchville S.C, has been in existence since the late 1800’s and was built by the families in the community. We still have members who continue with the upkeep of our church. We have added a parsonage in the last 10 years which is fully furnished. We are looking for the pastor that God has appointed to us to love and be part of our community. If you love the peace and quiet of the country, love to fish or hunt, or just be part of a family filled community, God may be pointing you in our direction. Please send your resume or information to Suzanne Westberry at suzannewestberry@yahoo.com.

Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Graham, NC: Youth Director

Posted May 15, 2014

First United Methodist Church in Graham is willing to invest in youth ministry. Because of that we have recently gone through a youth ministry reorganization that has energized our students, parents, and volunteers about the future of our youth ministry. We are looking for a part-time youth director that works well with youth, parents, and volunteers to create a welcoming environment where youth can grow in their relationship with God, each other and in service to their neighbors. FUMCG is a growing church with two worship services (9AM & 11AM) and thriving children, youth and adult ministries. 

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2014

Resumes should be sent to youthdirectorfumc303@gmail.com. Please include at least 3 references and a cover letter (digital submissions preferred).

Mailed submissions can be sent to

First United Methodist Church
c/o Youth Search Team
303 N. Main St.
Graham, NC 27253

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: September 1, 2014

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


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