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>   – Full-Time Senior Pastor (9-21-23)

King of Peace, Metropolitan Community Church ​of St. Petersburg, FL area, a congregation with a passion for ministry, social justice, and outreach, is seeking the same in a full-time Senior Pastor. We’re blessed with a staff that includes a full-time Administrator and Music Director and an excellent part-time Associate Pastor. Our Mission: Sharing our inclusive faith community and living out the message of Christ’s love by advocating for justice and equality.​ Our Vision: To be a place where faith and real life intersect for healing, hope, and service through God’s love.​ Find out more about us and the position here.


First Miami Presbyterian, Miami, FL  – Discipleship Minister of Emerging Family Ministries (9-21-23)

First Miami is looking for an individual with strong personal depth and spiritual grounding that can build a thriving children’s ministry as the church grows to meet the needs of many young families in a culturally diverse setting.
The Discipleship Minister of Emerging Family Ministries will:
● Provide long-term vision and infrastructure for sustainable children’s and youth ministries that develop children into lifelong disciples of Jesus.
● Lead and equip a team of children’s ministry volunteers who share ownership of the ministry.
Shape content and programs to give children and families the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to love God and love others.
Job Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 3-5 years of children’s ministry experience, preferably in a large, urban church
• Training and experience working with children who have special needs and their families
• Bilingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred)
Interested candidates should apply at Ministry Architects

Christ Church Episcopal, Macon, GA  – Director of Youth Ministry (9-21-23)

Christ Church is a vibrant community rooted in our shared faith life and located in the heart of Macon, Georgia. A mid-sized Episcopal Church of connected and dedicated members, Christ Church is invested in the lives of our children and teens within our parish and our community. We arelooking to add someone to our team who is an energetic, relational leader with the ability to equip other leaders in working with youth as well as organizing systems for ministries. Committed to the richness of our liturgy, we are also a theologically diverse and welcoming congregation.
Position Summary: The Director of Youth Ministry works to combine discipleship, program, and fellowship while building a lasting connection with our youth and their families. The Director will leverage strategic leadership experience and vision to formulate sustainable ministries to raise up our young people in their life with Christ. The primary goal is to guide youth spiritually as they grow in their faith at Christ Church, connecting them to the wider church experience and members. Cultivating a safe, fun, engaging space of relationship and formation is a key objective. The Director will also partner with the part time Children’s Ministry Director to lay the foundation for an effective and continuous faith formation path from birth to high school graduation. Christ Church is committed to finding the right person for this role whether lay, ordained, or on the path to ordination.
Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Relationship:

● Craft compelling and relevant vision and programming for youth ministry, in conjunction with the leadership at Christ Church.
● Work alongside the clergy, staff, and lay leadership to implement the vision and mission of the parish.
● Partner with the part time Children’s Ministry Director in a comprehensive faith formation pathway.
● Collaborate with current and new volunteers in serving our youth.
● Provide pastoral care to youth and families in connection with clergy.
● Establish opportunities for youth to be better incorporated into the life of the parish and to engage in their faith in meaningful ways.
● Provide leadership to the Sunday morning worship service designed for younger families.
Program Management:
● Strategically plan curriculum studies, church events, and fellowship activities.
● Coordinate a volunteer schedule for youth programming.
● Oversee the Acolyte program in conjunction with parent volunteers.
● Manage the delivery of all weekly programs and activities.
● Lead any annual mission trips and retreats for youth.
● Guide the youth Confirmation class through the spiritual formation process.
● Support the children’s ministry in special seasonal services for all ages as well as children’s events as needed.
● Collaborate with the Children’s Ministry Director and other staff to create a year-long calendar for youth and children’s ministry.
● Establish and implement a consistent, clear, and regular communications plan with youth and families.
● Maintain database records with accurate information for youth and families.
● Partner with church staff to include youth ministry updates in parish-wide communications.
● Manage compliance with “Safe Church, Safe Communities” requirements as required by the Diocese of Atlanta.
Reporting Relationships: The Director of Youth Ministry reports to the Rector.
Qualifications: ● A Bachelor’s degree
● Minimum three years of youth and/or children’s related experience
● A deep personal faith supported by intentional spiritual practices
● Background of serving and/or working in the Episcopal Church
● Strong communication skills across a variety of platforms
Compensation: The position is open to lay or ordained candidates. The compensation package will vary according to the candidate’s experience, education, and ordination status, consistent with The Episcopal Church and diocesan policies. The anticipated salary range is $50,000-55,000 plus benefits.
Qualified applicants are invited to share a resume and cover letter with Adam Johnson at Other inquiries about the position are also welcome.


Spirit Catholic Community, Minneapolis MN  – Director of Community Life, Membership and Leadership Development (8-23-23)

This position that will provide coordination, organization, and structural support to facilitate and further develop volunteer-driven ministries at the Spirit. The person in this role will lead our community, focusing on driving community growth and leadership development, leading to a stronger, more engaged membership base and empowered volunteers.
HOURS: Full-time, exempt position. Significant evening and weekend responsibilities.
* $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience
* Reimbursement for qualified medical expenses up to $4,300 per year
* Three weeks of paid time off per year
* Professional development resources
* Reports To: Spirit of St. Stephen’s Community Council through Council Chair.
* Works With: Education and Formation Coordinator; Worship Coordinator, Council, Committees of the Board; Spirit and New Branches staff, Spirit members, and Spirit member leaders.
* Evaluation By: 360 review process lead by council leadership
* Develop and lead a process for identifying new leaders among Spirit members; inviting members into leadership roles; training/developing volunteer leaders; and supporting volunteer leadership.
* Build a committee of Spirit volunteer leaders to learn about strategies for congregational growth and drive a robust outreach initiative to attract and retain new members.
* Strategize with volunteer leaders to deepen and expand Spirit’s online community.
* Work with volunteer leaders to sustain and grow pastoral ministries.
* Provide support to community members as needed.
* Work with Council leadership to reassess committee structure and implement plans to develop new committees and sustain existing committees.
* Ensure coordination and connection between committees
* Supervise staff (Worship Coordinator and Education and Formation Coordinator) take responsibility for staff development, and manage relationships with contractors
* Build working relationships with New Branches staff and leadership and Blooming Heart Sangha leadership.
* Plan Spirit’s participation in local events (such as Pride) including volunteer recruitment and scheduling, logistics handling, and ensuring representation aligns with our Spirit’s mission and vision.
* Carry out administrative tasks including volunteer scheduling; Storage of online materials; etc.
* Develop a program for new members to introduce them to who we are and what we believe (in partnership with volunteer leaders)
* Provide reports to Community Council at monthly Council meetings
Because we want to talk with a broad range of candidates, there is no educational requirement for this job. We are looking for candidates that have lived experience with:
* Identifying, recruiting, developing, and supporting volunteer leaders prioritizing liturgy and education and formation program areas
* Building membership programs meant to recruit new members and put them on a path toward taking responsibility for the work of the community
* Collaborative work in partnership with teams, committees, etc.
* Work that involves prioritizing multiple significant priorities
* Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, diplomacy, and patience
* Ability to plan and organize work to meet weekly priorities
* Social justice work (advocacy, community organizing, grassroots lobbying, etc.)
* Work that involves prioritizing multiple significant priorities
* Leadership development
Other qualities a strong candidate might have include:
* Previous experience with Church ministry, especially in the Catholic context
* Familiarity with Spirit as a congregation
* Advanced degree in divinity, religion, or related field<
* Understanding of Catholic social teaching
* Knowledge of or curiosity about the teachings of Vatican II
* Experience putting the teachings of Vatican II into practice as it relates to lay engagement in leadership
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Successful candidates will be required to complete a Children and Vulnerable Adult training and successfully complete a background check
If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest and your resume to


First Presbyterian Church,Glenn Ellen, IL – Director of Student Ministry (8-12-23)

FPC Glen Ellyn, IL is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. First Pres is a growing church looking to build on a history of relational student ministry. They have folks of all denominational backgrounds serving on staff and are committed to following the way of Jesus together.

The Director of Student Ministries will help develop and sustain student ministry programming designed to enhance students’ growth in Christ. The director will support and enhance the church’s existing student ministry program, which has experienced significant recent growth and momentum as FPCGE continues to serve the unique, family-centered community of Glen Ellyn. The director will inspire and launch discipleship for students, partner with parents, and equip a volunteer team to lead students to embrace a vibrant faith journey.

Qualifications for this position include a deep growing faith in Jesus, a Bachelor’s degree, and 2-3 years of youth ministry experience. This person will build a team of volunteers and work collaboratively with parents to encourage the faith journey of students. Resumes and inquiries should be directed to Laura Addis at


Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, Garden City, NY – Full-time Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries (8-2-23)

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island (DioLI) is a large and diverse diocese that includes 131 churches across Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Within those worshiping communities, there are 36 formal youth ministry programs and five intentional young adult initiatives. Additionally, there is one nursery-8th grade school and the much beloved Camp DeWolfe, which offers year-round opportunities for children, youth, and adults.
The Ideal Candidate
The full-time Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Canon) serves to guide the youth and young adult ministries of the diocese in uniting “as One Diocese in One Mission to serve Jesus Christ”.
In youth ministry, this will encompass support for front-line youth leaders through both resources and relationships, as well as building up youth as leaders in their faith communities and among one another. The Canon should be able to lead and oversee a team of leaders to help live out this goal.
For young adult ministry, visioning of the community and their needs will be crucial. The Canon will need to develop a system in conjunction with a leadership team that provides space for young adults to grow into their faith while also leading the church right now.
Equipping Other Leaders
– Research and disseminate quality, formational, relevant resources for leaders across the diocese to support them in their ministries.
– Foster a spirit of connection among youth and youth adult ministry leaders for fellowship and collaboration through intentional, sustainable gatherings.
Diocesan-Wide Events
– In partnership with the youth ministry leadership team, evaluate previous event offerings to determine which should be reintroduced and which could be let go of.
– Establish a plan for implementing the reintroduced events as well as new ideas and manage event logistics
– Communicate the mission and activities of youth and young adult ministry internally and externally utilizing a variety of platforms in a timely, professional, and effective manner.
* A deep and abiding personal faith
* Bachelor’s degree (required), Masters of Divinity or other advanced degree (encouraged)
* Previous experience in youth and/or young adult ministry 
* Excellent communicator and connector of people
* Advanced administrative and organizational skills
* Willingness to travel
* Previous experience in diocesan-level leadership or ministry (appreciated but not required)
About the Diocese
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island offices are located in the heart of Garden City, NJ. The role would require regular work in the office several days a week, with flexibility for some remote work as well as incorporating travel. With that in mind, the selected candidate may choose to live in Garden City or any of the surrounding boroughs or towns, each of which offers their own personality and culture. JFK airport is close by, creating easy travel arrangements.
The diocese has 131 churches and six different languages spoken in worship. There are 36 parish-level youth ministries and five intentional young adult communities. Additionally, the diocese has a strong history of quality youth programming events. This role will guide support for parish leaders as well as spearhead events and initiatives with the support of a leadership team across both ministry areas of youth and young adults.
All resumes and inquiries can be directed to Martha Whitesides by using this job link.


First United Methodist Church, Mountain Home, AR – Directory of Student Ministries (7-12-23)

A well-established congregation averaging 350 in worship weekly, FUMCMH seeks to share with others the mission of “Making Life Better and YOU Better at Life Through Jesus Christ.” The Director of Student Ministries will oversee the discipleship programs for 6th-12th grade students. Ideal for this role would be a detail-oriented, hands-on minister who collaborates with and empowers teams of volunteers within a sustainable model of ministry. This position reports directly to the senior pastor.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
Provides weekly programs, Bible studies and other discipleship opportunities for youth in 6-12 grade
Builds relationships with students and families which may come in the form of mission opportunities, retreats, school lunches, or community events
Recruits, trains, resources, and encourages adult volunteers.
Participates in district and conference level events and networks
Supports and equips parents
Organizes the infrastructure of the ministry, ordering paperwork, guiding processes, implementing systems, and managing child protective policies
Communicates regularly with key ministry stakeholders, both inside the church and those who are a part of the community
Stewards the budget and maintains the financial accountability of the ministry
Qualifications for this position are:
Minimum High School diploma/GED, but some college is preferred
At least 1-3 years of student ministry experience is preferred
Ability to demonstrate and articulate a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ
An understanding of Wesleyan Theology
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
Strong competence and comfort with technology, including effectively utilizing platforms of digital communications, social media, and church-specific software
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to be flexible and think creatively
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
All resumes and inquiries can be directed to Renee Wilson by clicking here.


New Vision Congregational Church, Yulee, FL – Part-time Interim/or Permanent Music Director/Pianist (7-12-23)

The position requires a proficient pianist who has experience leading congregational singing, prepares and plays service music (preludes, offering, postludes, etc.) and who recruits additional musicians for ensemble playing for special services; who collaborates with the pastor to plan appropriate music based on themes of worship; who learns and implements the many features of the church’s Yamaha Transacoustic piano, and who incorporates many genres of music in the worship service: sacred, secular, classical, contemporary, jazz, popular, folk, and traditional. In selecting music, h/she is sensitive to lyrics that reflect inclusivity and the theology of progressive Christians.

This position requires a weekly on-site commitment for Sunday services at 10:00 a.m. A further commitment to personal practice time is expected. Additional rehearsal time with special music will also be required as needed. The position pays $200 per week.

New Vision Congregational Church is located in the Amelia Island area just northeast of Jacksonville, Florida. The church is a small, friendly congregation that meets in Yulee, Florida. Our sanctuary is located in a large room in the Springer Controls building. Our services are relatively casual of which music plays a big part. New Vision is an open and affirming congregation and is active in local mission work in feeding and caring for the homeless and disadvantaged. If interested in the position, please contact Brenda C. Kayne at Please attach a resumé.


The Oceanside Sanctuary, Oceanside, CA – Children & Youth Minister (7-12-23)

The Oceanside Sanctuary is a growing, historically-rooted, and theologically progressive congregation in Oceanside, California. We are LGBTQ-affirming, anti-racist, and active in local community organizing for social justice. We are currently searching for our next Children & Youth Minister. This is a part-time position, 24-28 hours per week. Ideal candidates would demonstrate a strong personal Christian faith and an ability to clearly articulate one’s ministry calling to children, youth, and families and possesses some previous experience working with children and youth and a demonstrated track record of effectiveness, preferably in a church or ministry setting.

If you are passionate about ministry, called to serve children, youth, and their families, are aligned with our values, and can demonstrate an effective track record, we want to hear from you! The deadline to apply is July 31st. For job description details and to submit a cover letter and resume, click here.


Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, TX – Presidential Search (6-23-23)

The Presidential Search Committee of Brite Divinity School (Fort Worth, TX) invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations of candidates in its search for its next President. Brite seeks a visionary and inspiring leader who has a deep understanding of graduate theological education in the 21st century, a nuanced understanding of the state of “Church” in our world today, a passion for preparing individuals who are called to serve, and an unwavering commitment to Brite’s vision of a world transformed by God’s love, mercy, and justice. The next President will both guide and sustain Brite Divinity School as it continues to realize its mission to educate and inspire people to serve God’s diverse world as leaders in churches, the academy, and the community.

Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically as soon as possible. The Brite Divinity School Presidential Search Committee will begin to evaluate applications in July 2023. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a new President is selected, candidates should submit materials no later than August 15, 2023, to ensure fullest consideration. The new President is expected to begin serving in early 2024. Applications should include a letter of candidacy that responds to the agenda for leadership and the desired attributes for the President and a complete résumé or vita. All application materials will be considered in full confidence. Please send all nominations, inquiries, and applications, electronically to: Click here for full details/position description


Countryside Community Church, Omaha, NE – Settled Senior Minister, Full-Time(6-23-23)

Countryside Community Church is an Open & Affirming, progressive church and the Christian partner in the Tri-Faith Initiative. We are a United Church of Christ congregation.

We are seeking a settled senior minister who is socially and theologically progressive, with standing in the UCC. We seek an inspiring servant leader who is creative, welcomes questions, and is respectful of individual spiritual journeys. If interested, please go to to view our church profile and learn how to apply.


St. John’s Baptist Church, Charlotte NC Minister for Worship and Music (6-21-23)

St. John’s Baptist Church is a progressive church located in the Elizabeth Community of Charlotte, NC, at 300 Hawthorne Lane.  We are a servant church committed to the principles of inclusion and openness to all who seek to be a Child of God.  We are affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the NC Council of Churches.

We are seeking candidates called to serve through worship and music leadership as a full time member of our ministerial staff.  We welcome all those interested to apply regardless of denominational affiliation.  Further information regarding the position and our church may be found at

Interested applicants should provide the following to

* A cover letter
* A resume reflecting your educational and professional experience; and
* A video response not to exceed three (3) minutes responding to one of the two following prompts:**
* Describe a time when you felt God guiding you to music and worship ministry; or
* How does music and worship connect to the church’s work in our community?

**In the event video files exceed attachment limits, please provide a link to your video response on any video posting website you prefer (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).

Upon receipt of the items above, we will acknowledge receipt of your application and keep you apprised as we review and begin scheduling interviews. The application process will remain open through August 11, 2023.


Isle of Hope UMC, Hope, GA Full-Time Director of Student Ministries (6-15-23)

Isle of Hope United Methodist Church is a beautiful community located about twenty minutes from historic downtown Savannah. This mission-oriented church offers traditional and modern worship services in amazing facilities and supporting ministries that care for people at every stage of life. Whether you are coming to Christ for the first time, or continuing a lifelong journey, you will find a place to grow closer to God at Isle of Hope.

The Student Ministries at Isle of Hope regularly engage around 25 students from 6th-12th grades. Like many Methodist congregations, this church is grappling with denominational challenges that have seen some families choose to separate from the UMC over the last year. This ministry, though, has a core group of invested students, supported by families who continue to call this church home, and there’s a firm foundation to continue building upon – and thriving. With healing still happening, the volunteer team is caring and committed and there’s great excitement for the next staff leader who will join in this new season.

The Ideal CandidateYou will thrive in this role if you have a passion for walking with youth and young adults and helping others do the same. Creative ideas are welcome here, clear communication and programmatic organization are expected, and a thoughtful approach to equipping families and volunteer leaders to be faithful supporters in their roles is a must.

Key Responsibilities: Lead and supervise all programming of education, discipleship, fellowship, and outreach for students in 6th Grade through College
Attend the activities of the students (school lunches, athletic events, chapels, individual extracurricular activities and events of all types, and campus activities) to foster relationships with students and their families.
Recruit, train, encourage, and equip Student Leadership, Adult Leadership, and Youth Committees.
Foster relationships with parents, ensuring a smooth transition with families across the spectrum of our family ministries.
Coordinate student communications strategy with support from the Communications Coordinator to produce and maintain the newsletter, website, and social media sites
Qualifications:A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior demonstrated in daily living and a calling to this ministry.
A personal theology that is consistent with UMC/Wesleyan doctrine and in alignment with the vision and mission of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.
A Bachelorʼs degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience in supporting a successful Student Ministry are desirable.
Proficient or trainable with standard office equipment and church-specific software: ACS and Facility Scheduler (Church Life).
Click here to apply.



St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, IN – Full-Time Director of Student Ministries (5-31-23)

At St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, we are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ. We are committed to our community on the northside of Indianapolis and have seen our reach grow regionally and beyond through our digital presence. With a membership of over 6,000 we are the largest United Methodist Church (UMC) in Indiana and one of the largest in the U.S. People are attracted to St. Luke’s for our values: Our commitment to live the mission of the UMC, “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” and living the Christian faith in a way that is open to everyone – regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or socioeconomic background. 

The Director of Student Ministries gets to make God real for students by connecting faith to the
questions we’re asking in the most formative years of our lives. Our ministry spans 5th through 12th grade and is extended by our support of college students while they are away. We have a vision for growth, launching a second campus 6 months ago and believing that opportunities exist for us with the upcoming divide in the UMC (we’ll stay UMC – no question), and for online ministry. 

For full job description, qualifications, application process, etc. click here. 


Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN – Associate Pastor of Community Life (5-31-23)

Westminster Presbyterian Church, located in Nashville, TN, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor for Community Life. As a church with more than 1500 members, WPC fosters a diverse and deeply spiritual community that nurtures lives of faith, hope, and love. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience in a similar role and be a compassionate leader who enjoys innovation and collaboration.


  • Develop and strengthen the church’s small-group ministry program by recruiting, training, and maintaining small-group leaders.
  • Provide support and outreach to young adults and young families within the congregation, and develop additional ways to connect with existing members and young adults/families outside the church.
  • Explore and develop opportunities for alternative worship services to better connect with the congregation and others outside the church community.
  • Collaborate with other church staff and congregants to creatively expand new ways to live out the Christian faith.
  • Connect with those in the congregation and the community at large.


  • Engaging and passionate about relationship building.
  • Energetic and action/goal oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the education and development of small-group leaders.
  • Creative and able to work collaboratively with other church staff and congregants.
  • Deep understanding of scripture and theology, and the ability to communicate that understanding to a wide variety of people with a range of knowledge base.
  • The ability to leverage technology and social media to engage the congregation and further develop relationships.
  • Strong listening and communication skills. 

To be considered for this position, candidates must hold a statement of faith and meet the training/certificate requirements set by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In addition, the ideal candidate will have a vision for ministry that aligns with the mission and values of WPC. This is an excellent opportunity for a pastor who is passionate about community building and making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

For more info or to submit your resume, please use this link


Woodmont Christian Church, Nashville, TN – Full-Time Middle School Youth Director and Full-Time High School Youth Director (5-31-23)

Woodmont Christian Church is a vibrant and rapidly growing congregation located in Nashville, Tennessee. The church features a beautiful sanctuary with stained-glass windows and offers a range of programs and ministries for people of all ages. With a strong commitment to faith, fellowship, and service, Woodmont Christian Church provides a welcoming and inclusive community for all who seek to grow in their faith.

The ideal candidate for the Middle School Youth Director position at Woodmont Christian Church should have a mature, grounded, and growing Christian faith and be comfortable building relationships with students, their parents, and volunteers. They should be able to manage multiple systems of ministry simultaneously and have a collaborative, learning stance toward building a thriving youth ministry. Experience in ministry and/or working with teenagers and proven experience managing complexity are required. A deep appreciation of the Disciples of Christ tradition is necessary, and experience working on a large church staff or in a similar role is desirable.

The ideal candidate for the High School Youth Director position at Woodmont Christian Church should have a mature, grounded, and growing Christian faith and be comfortable building relationships with students, their parents, and volunteers. They should be able to manage multiple systems of ministry simultaneously and have a collaborative, learning stance toward building a thriving youth ministry. Experience in ministry and/or working with teenagers and proven experience managing complexity are required. A deep appreciation of the Disciples of Christ tradition is necessary, and experience working on a large church staff or in a similar role is desirable.

Key Responsibilities
Design and implement initiatives to increase middle school youth participation.
Foster relationships with all middle school youth and families, including non-participants.
Ensure essential systems of effective ministry are in place and updated.
Collaborate with other staff to connect youth to the church.
Design and implement a student leadership program.

Mature, grounded, and growing Christian faith.
Ability to manage multiple systems of ministry simultaneously.
Collaborative, learning stance toward building a thriving youth ministry.
Experience in ministry and/or working with teenagers.
Proven experience managing complexity.

For more info or to submit your resume use this link for Middle School Director:

and this link for High School Director:


First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, MO – Coordinator Of Faith Formation (5-16-23)

The First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, United Church of Christ – a growingly diverse, Open and Affirming Congregation of 200 adult members near St. Louis, Missouri – announces the opening of a part-time staff position: Coordinator Of Faith Formation(CFF). This is a salaried, 24-hour-per-week position, designing and implementing programming for the religious education, faith formation, and spiritual development of young children and youth. The CFF works in partnership with the Pastor support staff, and lay volunteers designing coherent, educational programming, experiences, and outcomes rooted strongly in the values and direction of Progressive Christianity. Applicants should have a strong background in religious education in a progressive theological setting, preferably including collaborative partnerships and team building. Competitive compensation and vacation. 

Click here for the full job description and details, or go to website.  Interested individuals are invited to submit résumés (as MS Word or PDF attachments) to with the SUBJECT: CFF Recruitment. Please, include an email introductory message detailing why your candidacy should be of particular interest to our Christian Education Ministry. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.


Creighton University, Omaha, NB – Protestant Chaplain and Retreat Coordinator (4-22-23)

The Protestant Chaplain provides pastoral support and formation to our Protestant students, who come from multiple traditions, on campus by overseeing a weekly worship service, providing pastoral care, outreaching, and offering spiritual companionship. Additionally, this person will oversee and coordinate 2-3 retreats each year, regularly take shifts on the Campus Ministry On Call (CMOC) phone to provide pastoral care to students, and serve as a consultant on creating inclusive space for students of different Christian faith traditions. This is an 11-month position.

Essential Functions:

  • Pastoral ministry and outreach to undergraduate students
  • Administrative work including budget management, assessment, organizing and promotion of programs, and coordinating of retreats
  • Facilitating worship for student population
  • Collaborates as an integral member of the Campus Ministry Department, the Division of Mission and Ministry, and multiple other campus partners on various projects, programs, and events.

Education & Experience:

  • Masters degree in divinity, theology, pastoral studies, ministry, or related field required (those currently enrolled in a program may be considered)
  • Ordination and/or certification from a mainline Protestant denomination with preference given to those from a liturgical/sacramentally oriented tradition. 
  • 2-4 year’s ministerial experience with managerial/leadership experience preferred (at least some in active ministry)
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse groups
  • Experience leading groups of people in worship
  • Knowledge of other Protestant traditions and their worship patterns 
  • Deeply developed pastoral ministry skills 
  • Strong desire to pastorally support students from a wide range of ecumenical traditions 
  • Understanding and appreciation of the Jesuit mission 

Click here for full description and to apply.


The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky – Full-time Minister for Youth and Young Adult (4-12-23)

Job Description – Good Shepherd is a vibrant, growing, Episcopal parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. We are committed to spreading the love of God in word and deed. Our parish theme is Love is all, and our aim is to live out the love ethic of Jesus as presented in the Sermon on the Mount. We have meaningful, traditional worship, a deep contemplative prayer life, an enthusiastic community, beautiful music, active outreach programs, and robust formation offerings for all ages. Our Average Sunday Attendance is about 350 per week. We have 800+ members and we are located near downtown Lexington on Main Street. Our staff team is hard-working, highly collaborative, and committed to equipping, empowering, and enabling our members to carry out the mission of the church.

We are seeking a loving, energetic, curious, faithful person to lead our youth and young adult ministries. You will be highly involved and active with our youth groups consisting of middle and high school youth. You will also connect with and engage in ministry with our growing young adults group. You will work closely with the rector and the rest of our team to lead and nurture our growing parish, including participation in parish events and contributing to planning outreach offerings.

Primary responsibilities: – Youth Ministry (6th-12th grades)
●  Lead our youth in a spiritual rhythm of Play, Learn, Pray, and Serve as we all follow Jesus together.
●  Vision for the future of youth ministry alongside youth, parents, volunteers, and other church members.
●  Engage a leadership team of adults and youth to help steward the vision.
●  Plan and lead weekly youth group.
●  Provide support for the Sunday Servants morning offering.
●  Recruit, train, and equip volunteers.
●  Provide pastoral care to youth and families, in collaboration with clergy.
●  Support the Confirmation program.
Young Adult Ministry
●  Build a leadership team of engaged young adults to help vision and guide the establishment of a robust, sustainable young adult ministry.
●  Shepherd the implementation of programs, events, and offerings identified as important to the young adult ministry alongside volunteers.
●  Meet individually or in small groups with young adults seeking spiritual guidance.</span
●  Connect young adults to existing church ministries to support their journey to live out their faith in the community.
●  Establish and implement a consistent, clear, and regular communications plan with youth, families, and young adults.
●  Maintain database records with accurate information for youth and families.
●  Create and maintain a database of young adults.
●  Partner with church staff to include youth and young adult ministry updates in parish-wide communications.
●  Manage compliance with “Safe Church, Safe Communities” requirements as required by the Diocese of Lexington.

●  A Bachelor’s degree ●  Experience in youth and/or young adult ministry preferred ●  A deep personal faith supported by intentional spiritual practices ●  Background of worshiping, serving, and/or working in The Episcopal Church. ●  Experience in recruiting, training, and equipping volunteers. ●  Strong communication skills.
The position is open to lay or ordained candidates. The compensation package will vary according to the candidate’s experience, education, and ordination status, consistent with The Episcopal Church and diocesan policies. The anticipated salary range is $50,000-70,000 plus benefits, including but not limited to insurance coverage, pension contributions, two days off per week, and paid vacation time.
Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter to Martha Whitesides at


West Side Community United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor, MI – Spiritual Formation & Community Life Coordinator (2-6-23)

West Side Church is seeking a full-time Spiritual Formation & Community Life Coordinator. West Side Church endeavors to be an intentionally diverse community of faith that embraces and celebrates all people as loved children of God. Our vision is to connect people to the life and love of Jesus Christ, supporting current generations and building future generations of Christians. We share our ministry with people of all faith histories, ages, races, gender identities and expressions, economic status, mental abilities, physical abilities, sexual orientations, marital status, and nationalities.

The Coordinator shall possess good communication skills, be a strong motivator and celebrator of others, and have experience in Christian formation. A preferred candidate would possess an advanced certificate/ degree in an area of ministry as well as history working within diverse populations. The candidate would also be willing to work non-traditional hours (weekend, evening as needed).Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
30% job responsibility for Youth Spiritual Formation (grades: 6 – 12)
30% job responsibility for Children’s Spiritual Formation (ages: infant–5th grade)
20% job responsibility for Adult Spiritual Formation
20% job responsibility for Community Life
Job Type: Full-Time (40 hours) with benefits: medical insurance, 3% retirement contribution, 3 weeks paid vacation, & professional development as approved by the Church Board. Please send resume and inquiries to:Pastor Adam Bissell,, 734-663-4164. For more information:
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First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn, IL – Director of Student Ministries (1-21-23)

First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn is an externally focused community of unique and ordinary people seeking to prioritize the life of discipleship together as they celebrate a faith that is more than just Sundays.

The Director of Student Ministries will help develop and sustain student ministry programming designed to enhance students’ growth in Christ. The director will create a program that will inspire and launch discipleship for students, partner with parents, and equip a volunteer team to lead students to embrace a vibrant faith journey.

Qualifications for this position include a deep growing faith in Jesus, a Bachelor’s degree, and 2-3 years of youth ministry experience. This person will build a team of volunteers and work collaboratively with parents to encourage the faith journey of students. Resumes and inquiries should be directed to Laura Addis at


Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, Charlotte – Full-time Settled Pastor  (1-19-23)

Holy Covenant United Church of Christ in Charlotte, NC seeks a full-time settled pastor. A member of the progressive and extravagantly welcoming United Church of Christ, Holy Covenant celebrates the diverse and inclusive household of God. We seek to be and become a transformed and transforming community, building on our common Christian tradition. We diverge widely in how we interpret that tradition for ourselves — and we think that’s a good thing. We are united in believing God calls us to speak and act for hope, for justice, for mercy, for peace, for love. We come to church to be part of a community of shared values, to deepen our understanding of God, to refresh our spirits for the work and week ahead. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here. Join us!

We are moving toward being an even more diverse and inclusive congregation in ways that support mission and justice while continuing to grow in faith. We seek pastoral leadership that inspires working together as a coalition or team to bring about a beloved community of diverse people who trust each other and work together toward our goals as a church. This will involve active participation in justice ministries for Charlotte, North Carolina, the United States, and the world. We look for leadership that supports, encourages, and helps us achieve that end as we partner with our denomination, conference, association, and as many of our connections, both secular and religious, as possible to make that happen.For more information, please contact Kathleen Smith,


Christ Church Episcopal, Macon, GA – Full-time Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry (1-19-23)

A vibrant Episcopal congregation committed to faith and invested in the future, Christ Church Episcopal, Macon GA is seeking a Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry. An ideal candidate is one who is energetic and relational, as well as administrative and strategic. Children and youth are an integral part of Christ Church and the parish seeks a leader who can implement a ministry to reach its vision.. This person, who ideally has at least three years of full-time ministry experience, will partner with clergy, staff, and volunteers to empower children and youth to grow in their faith, embracing their role in the parish and greater community while grounded in the traditions of the Episcopal Church. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, an ability to collaborate with a variety of others to achieve ministry goals, and well-grounded faith that can be shared effectively with young people. Resumes and inquiries can be sent to:


West End Community Church, Nashville, TN – Junior High Director of Boys (12-14-22)

This Full-time position works with the Junior High Director of Girls, under the oversight of the Youth Directors, planning, coordinating and executing all aspects of junior high ministry. This position works closely with entire Youth Ministry staff aiding in the oversight, coaching and encouragement of the entire Youth Ministry
Teaching and Development
Aid in the developing, organizing and leading of Sunday School ministry to junior high students, including regular large group teaching
Aid in the developing, organizing and leading of small group discipleship ministry to bring junior high students to maturity in Christ, personally leading one small group of students
Relational Ministry
Meet regularly with students fostering relationship, while encouraging and directing them toward a committed relationship with Jesus (1v1, school lunches, games/plays, etc.)
Aid in shepherding and growing a community of volunteers to invest in the lives of students and lead in the various programs of the youth ministry (fellowship, coaching, care, accountability, etc.)
Meet regularly with parents developing intentional relationships
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Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, PADirector for Youth and Family Ministry (11-16-22)

Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, PA, a progressive/emergent Lutheran church, is seeking a full-time Director for Youth and Family Ministries.  This individual will help develop youth and faith formation programs, for our church, Learning center and the Hellertown community.  The Future is wide open and we seek to reinvent the way our church ministers to our youth and families.  The ideal person for this role will be an innovative, creative, detail-oriented, hands-on person, extrovert, with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Playing a musical instrument for group activities would be an extra special benefit.  This position reports to the Pastor.  This position is funded for a minimum 3 year term.  Agreement with Christ Lutheran Church’s faith Statement is essential.

  • Full time position $40,000-$45,000
  • Please Email Pastor Phil, with resume and cover letter.
  • Visit their website here.


Heartland Community Church, Medina, Ohio – Kids Community Director (11-04-22)

Purpose: To bring visionary and organizational leadership to the children’s ministry and create great Sunday experiences for children in 3rd grade and under.
Essential Responsibilities:
1.Lead and develop the Kids’ Community Program – 40%
2. Volunteer Leadership Development – 20%
3. Relational Ministry Duties – 25%
4. Serve on the Ministry Leadership Team – 10%
5. Missions Duties – 5%
Position Expectations: 70% Internal/30% External
Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree required or at minimum 5 years leading in Kids Ministry outside of Heartland Community Church.
* 3 years Kids Ministry experience required.
* 1 year supervisory experience required or at minimum 3 years leading a team at Heartland Community Church.
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MissionGathering Bellevue, Bellevue, WA – Music/Creative Lead (10-14-22)

Missiongathering is a Progressive, Inclusive, and Anti-Racist Christian Church. Our vision is to be a space for healing, authentic relationships, and service to our local community. Our approach to faith and spirituality is less about doctrine or dogma, and more about living life fully and abundantly, which we believe to be modeled in the way of Jesus.
We are currently in a hybrid meeting schedule, with two in-person worship services a month, and events on the other weeks such as “Church of the Wild” (outdoor church), “Church at The Table” (dinner parties) or Pub Theology (Brewery meetups).
Music/Creative Lead is Part-Time: Approximately 15 hours/wk/Pay:$20/hr
Qualifications: 2-3 years experience preferred in leading music.
* The Music/Creative Lead will help with service planning and lead music for twice-monthly worship services.
* Coordinate volunteer musicians, lead music practices, and plan services through Planning Center Online.
* The Music/Creative Lead will collaborate with the Lead Pastor, helping with the logistics for various events and ministries of the church, and engaging with the community by attending events where they may not be leading music.
There is an opportunity for additional hours and an expanded role as a social-media coordinator and communications lead:
* As an expanded role, Music/Creative Lead will oversee weekly communications such as: social media posts, weekly emails, and video/audio production for streaming services.
* Create digital content and graphics using Canva for social media and website.
Position Requirements:
-strong vocal talent and ability to lead from an instrument.
-self-motivated and able to deliver on weekly projects while partially working remotely.
-experience with sound equipment, audio/video editing, and social media a plus.
-an alignment with progressive/inclusive theology and values which includes full affirmation of the LGBTQIA+ Community and a commitment to anti-racism & gender equality.
-familiarity with music and video editing software preferred.
-ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
Please provide a video link to your performing and vocal abilities, your resume with references, and a cover letter that includes a response to this prompt: “Why are you passionate about being a part of a progressive & inclusive faith community?” To apply, send resume, cover letter and video links to


Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA –  Director of Children and Youth Ministries(9-9-22)

A vibrant and connected Episcopal congregation with an eager community of families of all ages and stages is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA is committed to its children and youth and seeks a leader who can implement a ministry to reach its vision. Ideally, this person has at least three years of ministry or education experience and will partner with clergy, staff, and volunteers to empower children and youth to grow in their faith, embracing their role in the parish and greater community while grounded in the traditions of the Episcopal Church. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, an ability to collaborate with a variety of others to achieve ministry goals, and well-grounded faith that can be shared effectively with young people.

Resumes and inquiries can be sent to: