Category: Careers

Director of Music


First United Methodist Church in Belmont, NC has a staff opening for a Director of Music.  This staff person works in partnership with the pastor, other staff and laity of the congregation to oversee the church’s entire music ministry, integral to our worship and common life, connecting us to God and forming us as a people of praise.  The ministry includes choral ensembles for all ages, chime/handbell ensembles for all ages, and an early service worship team.  We offer two, growing, dynamic services on Sundays: an early, acoustic/contemporary service, and a later service centered on traditional liturgy and sacred choral music.  First UMC is a 600 member church striving to live out our mission to “be more like Jesus Christ for our community and beyond.”  We are blessed to have many gifted, committed musicians in our congregation.  Located in one of the fastest growing communities in the Charlotte, NC area, we are thriving as we offer the good news and serve our community.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant musical discipline as well as experience leading and serving in a United Methodist congregation.  The candidate will lead and direct musical ensembles and play both piano and organ.  The ideal candidate should also have:

  • A lively and joyful commitment to the Christian faith.  The ability to model faithfully the core values of our congregation: joy, generosity, care and compassion, a focus on relationships and active, curious faith.
  • The ability to relate compassionately with all persons whom the Church serves.
  • The ability to equip and empower laity of varied abilities in musical service and leadership of our congregation.
  • A creative, innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, rooted in the traditions of historic Christian worship and scripture.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Maturity, with knowledge and practical experience of maintaining healthy boundaries.

Submit resume with cover letter and professional references to Rev. George Ragsdale at  This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  We are open to alternative options for staffing this ministry should the right person(s) present themselves.  Deacons are welcomed and encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit


Associate Pastor

Mineral Springs UMC in Monroe, NC is seeking an Associate Pastor

EXPECTATION: It is expected that each member of the MSUMC staff will worship regularly; will attend to their spiritual growth through participation in a small study group or regular devotional time and through the discovery and employment of their spiritual gifts; will give regularly in support of MSUMC; will pray for the ministry and mission of MSUMC; will participate in continuing education activities related to the appropriate areas of responsibility. Provides clear leadership for assigned areas in support of MSUMC mission. Additionally, as an appointed United Methodist clergy, the associate pastor will be actively involved in the United Methodist connection beyond the local church as appropriate.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provides leadership and direction for MSUMC middle school and high school ministries including program development and leadership; recruiting, training and oversight of volunteer leaders to enable successful ministries at the middle school and high school levels; youth community outreach and missions; management of related budget line items, and; other duties as appropriate.

Provides leadership for church-wide congregational care including counseling, funerals and grief care and visitation. Responsible for increasing lay involvement in congregational care activities church-wide.

Leads the design, launch and ongoing leadership of a comprehensive ministry to increase the number of persons in the 18-30 year old demographic in the Mineral Springs church community.

Performs all the duties of clergy in the United Methodist Church including preaching, teaching, baptisms and weddings under the direction of the senior pastor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Senior Pastor

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides leadership for all aspects of the MSUMC middle high and senior high youth programs. Provides leadership for church-wide congregational care.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master of Divinity Degree (either completed or in-process) or Deacon

Experience:   Ordained or with the expectation of ordination with 4 years

Skills: Strong relational skills both personal and via telephone; verbal and written communication skills; ability to multitask; flexibility; maintains confidentiality of sensitive information without exception. Connection with the theological position of Mineral Springs United Methodist Church. Demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings. Strong commitment to continuing education.

Knowledge: United Methodist Church doctrine, polity, and Scripture. Current on trends in youth ministry, use of technology and Safe Sanctuaries policy.


1.Serves on the MSUMC staff with primary responsibility for MSUMC youth ministry, congregational care and young adult ministry in support of the MSUMC mission

  1. Assists in developing and fulfilling all strategic objectives of MSUMC as adopted by the Administrative Council.

3.Responsible for setting goals; developing and managing budgets; recruiting, training and motivating lay involvement in youth ministry and congregational care in accordance with MSUMC mission.

4.Manages the MSUMC Safe Sanctuary program for youth.

  1. Fulfills requirements for Young People’s Ministries as stated by UM Book of Discipline para. 256.3.
  2. Participates in worship planning and worship as directed by the senior pastor.

7.Participates in local and global mission efforts (both youth and adult) to provide leadership and support for both the mission work and the members of the team as appropriate.

8.Shares general pastoral responsibilities with senior pastor.

9.Attends all Staff and leadership meetings as required and ensures that youth and congregational care ministries are represented on Administrative Council and other meetings as needed.

Note: The responsibilities identified above are not intended to be all-inclusive.  There are numerous tasks essential to the successful fulfillment of our mission to Live for Jesus, Grow Disciples and Change Lives in the name of Christ; therefore, an employee may be assigned other related projects by the senior pastor or the Staff-Parish Relations Committee as needed.


At-Will; Appointed by the Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference


Performance will be formally reviewed annually.  The review of this job description will be a part of the annual performance review.



ChurchGrace UMC

Location: Greensboro, NC

Job Title: Custodian Job Description

Job Status: Part-time

How to Apply: Email Rev. Drew McIntyre, Pastor



To regularly clean and maintain the church buildings and facilities.

Reports to:

Pastor and Office Administrator.

Terms of Employment:

Evaluation to be conducted as a new employee after 6 months, and on an annual basis thereafter.


To be determined by Staff/Parish Relations Committee taking into consideration qualifications, job requirements, and budget guidelines. Current salary is $13.75/hour ($15.15 per 4 hour day).

Sick Leave:

To be determined by SPRC as the need arises.


Two (2) weeks paid vacation during each year with approval from Senior Minister and with the knowledge of the Office Administrator and SPRC Chair.


Four (4) hours per day, 5 days per week. Report to work at 8:30 am daily. Depart at 12:30 pm daily.

Work Experience:

Experience in custodial duties and/or maintenance preferred.

Additional Information:

All applicants must provide at least two references and submit to a background check.

Salary: $13.00 to $14.00 per hour

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Oak Ridge UMC (Oak Ridge, NC) is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries

Reports To:  Associate Pastor

Job Summary:  The Director for Children and Family Ministries has responsibility for developing a comprehensive and vibrant Children and Family Ministry at ORUMC that teaches Christian discipleship and provides children the opportunity to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. These ministries seek to address the needs of children and their families.  This includes a focus on ORUMC members and guests, as well as reaching out to the surrounding community.  The success of this role is dependent upon working closely with other ORUMC program staff, chairpersons, and lay servants devoted to the various ministries at ORUMC.

Primary Duties:

  1. Manage Children’s Discipleship Hour Ministry curriculum to meet the evolving needs of ORUMC children and their families; train and support teachers and coordinate lesson plans and hands-on learning activities for children.
  2. Oversee the ORUMC Vacation Bible School, including recruiting and leading the lay Directors and a team of lay servants, orientation and training of all roles, and working alongside them to ensure excellent execution.
  3. Develop, support, and guide recurring children’s programming outside of Sunday morning, which includes a Youth transition ministry program and potential mid-week opportunities for children.
  4. Other Sunday morning programming for children as needed, including the coordination of special events for children.
  5. Lead Chapel for ORUMC Weekday School children once per week and help minister to and draw these children and their families into ORUMC life.
  6. Plan, organize, and execute frequent Family Ministry events reaching new and existing families.
  7. Creatively utilize multiple approaches to reach children with various learning styles, keep the curriculum engaging and interesting, and integrate the various children and family ministries into a cohesive plan.
  8. Responsibility and accountability for the Safe Sanctuary program.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  1. Effectively organize lay servants schedule, communicate roles and responsibilities of lay servants, and provide training, coaching, and assistance.
  2. Work closely with the Associate Pastor, other staff, and appropriate Committees on program and curriculum and effectively communicate those with congregation.
  3. Be present on Sunday mornings actively participating in the needs of our children and engaging with their families.
  4. Manage and administer the resources and budget(s) for the programs assigned.
  5. Attend continuing education events based on development plans and as recommended by the Associate Pastor.

Qualifications / Skills:

  1. Minimum of a four year college degree applicable to the position.
  2. Experience growing a children’s program preferred.
  3. Experience working with children and an excitement and passion for children’s ministries and sharing the love of Christ.  Experience working with special needs children desirable.
  4. Excellent organization and communication skills (written and verbal).
  5. Strong time management skills.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills for building relationships with children and their families.
  7. Ability to work effectively and graciously with other staff and lay servants demonstrating flexibility, approachability, and openness.
  8. Proficient with office equipment and computers.

More information and application at


Minister to Children and Families

Mill Grove United Methodist Church (Indian Trail, NC) seeks a Minister to Children and Families

Mill Grove United Methodist Church is seeking a part time Minister to Children and Families. This is an excellent opportunity for a leader who desires to build a quality children’s ministry from the ground up.   As the ministry grows the position will grow with the expectation of becoming a full time position.

Reporting Line

The minister to Children and Families reports to the Lead Pastor

Position Description

The Minister to Children and Families is a full-time staff leadership position. Responsibilities for the position include providing vision, program coordination, and direction to staff and volunteers whose mission is to create and implement a strong Christian education program to develop fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. For additional information and specific responsibilities please refer to the attached position description.

Character Overview

The Minister to Children and Families at Mill Grove UMC shall be a person of genuine and deepening Christian character, willing to grow as a loyal participant of the ministry team, able to work well and communicate with others, act as a role model in and outside of the church, and to develop and nurture relationships and trust with children, families, and volunteers in a growing congregation.

About Mill Grove United Methodist Church

Mill Grove is a thriving church that has experienced substantial growth over the last 15 years. The church serves two campuses located in Indian Trail NC.  Indian Trail is a flourishing community with a well-balanced ratio of ages with many families with school age children.

The church has a recently renovated and modern Christian education wing that is shared with a weekday pre-school that serves students from ages 2-TK. The facility is up to code for all children’s safety requirements and safe sanctuary procedures are currently being implemented.

Position Requirements

  • A commitment to Jesus Christ
  • A passion for helping children and families embrace the Christian faith.
  • Ability and passion to plan, develop, and manage children and family ministry programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Experience with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Experience with Christian education curriculum


Negotiable based on experience and education

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, and references to , including your children and family ministry philosophy and salary requirement.


Director of Youth Ministries.

Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church located in the Elizabeth Community of Uptown Charlotte is currently seeking a Director of Youth Ministries. We are a church of all ages and interests,  passionate about ministry and service in the community.    We’ve had a youth director for the last year to kick off our program and it has grown tremendously!  We are looking for an energetic, faithful passionate person to take the program to the next level.  The mission of Hawthorne UMC is to Follow Jesus, Make Disciples, and Transform Lives.

This person will lead the planning, development, and implementation of all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.  This is a part-time position. (10-15 hours a week)

Applications can be made here:

Director of Music

MILLS RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759

POSITION TITLE: Director of Music REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor STATUS: Full time, salaried

Primary Purpose:

Working with the pastors, musicians and other staff members, the Director of Music shall assist in leading a comprehensive program of music for the congregation.

Essential Duties:

  • envision and implement a ministry of music for the congregation
  • plan music for worship services and other special events and services of the church
  • lead rehearsals of choirs( chancel and children’s), youth orchestra and handbells
  • recruit and cultivate participation in the music ministry of the church
  • develop budgets for all music related groups and communicate with Church Administrator regarding budgets
  • work with music ministry staff to ensure effective implementation of the music life of the church
  • participate as a committed member of a staff team Administrative Duties:
  • maintain music libraries
  • oversee music budget
  • purchase supplies and music for the music ministry
  • oversee maintenance on musical instruments throughout entire church Qualifications:
  • understanding of and commitment to Christian worship in the United Methodist tradition
  • formal training in music theory, performance and composition
  • proficiency in conducting choral groups
  • strong interpersonal skills with people of all ages and abilities Experience:
  • extensive experience in directing and implementing a ministry of music
  • capacity to engage and motivate volunteers


Other Requirements

  • annual Safe Sanctuary training
  • participation in staff planning retreats
  • weekly attendance at staff meetings
  • participate in one continuing education event annually to increase understanding, skills and enthusiasm for this work
  • annual review with the Sr. Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • other duties as assigned by supervisor