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Director of Music 
Church of the Good Shepherd, UMC, in Vienna, VA is seeking a part-time Director of Music to lead all aspects of our music ministry, to include opportunities for participants of all ages, talent, and interest. Specific duties include working with the Pastor in planning and leading the music for all Sunday morning worship services and seasonal programs; scheduling and leading regular “as necessary” rehearsals for the chancel choir and other potential music ensembles (handbell choir, brass ensemble/orchestra).and participating in monthly meetings of the worship team. Music rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings and one-half hour prior to the Sunday worship service, which commences at 10:15 AM. The position requires approximately 15 to 20 hours per week (including personal practice and preparatory time), which is flexible according to the church calendar. The candidate should have an educational background in music, experience in conducting choral groups, and basic keyboarding knowledge. Compensation determined based on qualifications and experience.  To apply, please send your resume to Harry Elanko in the church office at (Posted on 1/23/19)

Minister of Music
Pinehurst UMC, Pinehurst, NC, is seeking a full-time Minister of Music for both traditional and contemporary services with the person or persons that God is calling to serve. Responsibilities for this full-time position include directing our choir in our traditional services and leading our praise band in our contemporary service. Music is one of the hallmarks of our congregation and we support efforts to continually grow this ministry. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For more information on our church community visit us at To apply please email resume and cover letter to (Posted on 1/22/19)

Choir Director
Pinehurst UMC, Pinehurst, NC, is seeking a full-time Choir Director. Responsibilities for this full-time position include providing leadership and direction for our church choir, recruiting and training worship volunteers, and developing our music ministries in conjunction with our contemporary worship staff and lay team. Music is one of the hallmarks of our congregation and we support efforts to continually grow this ministry. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For more information on our church community visit us at To apply please email resume and cover letter to (Posted on 1/22/19)

Contemporary Music Director
Pinehurst UMC, Pinehurst, NC, is seeking a Contemporary Music Director. Responsibilities for this part-time position include: providing leadership and direction over our 9:40 am Sunday morning contemporary worship service (“Connections”), giving direction to and participating in the Connections Band, and developing our music ministries in conjunction with our traditional worship staff and lay team. Music is one of the hallmarks of our congregation and we support efforts to continually grow this ministry. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). For more information on our church community visit us at To apply please email resume and cover letter to (Posted on 1/22/19)

Director of Music
Fort Hill UMC, Lynchburg, is seeking a Director of Music. This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours a week, and carries with it the following responsibilities: •Be the Director of all musical ensembles, plan and execute all Service music. •Be the Organist/Pianist for Sunday Morning Services, Weddings, Funerals and other Special Services relevant to the Liturgical Year. •Be responsible for the purchase, organization and care of all music and choir supplies under the restriction of the Church Budget. The Director of Music should have knowledge of media communication, computer hardware and music software, as well as basic clerical skills. The Director should have good communication and time management skills. Educational requirements include possessing a degree in music, or comparable experience as a Church musician. The Director is a member of the Church Staff, and as such is required to attend all Administrative Council Meetings, which at this time are scheduled for every other month in the evening. The position has a salary range, at present, of $22,000 to $28,000 annually, which is paid monthly. Please send resume to: Fort Hill UMC, Attn: SPRC, 106 Oakridge Blvd, Lynchburg, VA 24502 or via email to: on 1/22/19)

Worship Leader
Restoration Church - Loudoun, a multi-site location of Floris UMC, Arlington District, is seeking a part-time Worship Leader. The Worship Leader is responsible for collaborating with the Pastor on the execution of weekly worship for Restoration. The Worship Leader makes assignments and reviews work of volunteers in such areas as scoring, arranging, copying music and vocal coaching. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Resumes can be submitted to (Posted on 1/17/19)

Benn’s UMC, in Smithfield, VA, is seeking a part-time Pianist to join our music staff in our God-centered, friendly congregation. The Pianist serves as one of two primary keyboard musicians. Our church home has two baby grand pianos. The successful candidate will accompany all Chancel Choir rehearsals as well as rehearsals for our Praise Band Crossroads (contemporary) Service, and two (2) Sunday morning services (Crossroads in the Family Life Center at 9am and Traditional in our Sanctuary at 11am). Additional support is expected for occasional services (Cantatas, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, etc.). Contractual arrangements for wedding services and rehearsals and funerals are understood to be over and beyond the scope of expected responsibilities and, for this reason, to be entered into at the Pianist’s discretion. This is a part-time, salaried position with limited benefits. Compensation will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Our benefits package includes paid vacation, and some continuing education support. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references to Dr. Peter Carlson, Chair - Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee, e-mail The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. (Posted on 1/17/19)

Director of Music Ministries
First United Methodist Church in Madisonville, KY is seeking a Full-Time Director of Music Ministries to oversee all aspects of its music ministry. They will be responsible for overseeing the music ministry for the congregation’s worship services (blended, traditional and contemporary) and growing the music ministry at the church through the development and implementation of music ministries that reach out to the larger community. They will be in ministry to people of all ages in the congregation; the community; and those who serve in the worship ministries of the church. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to (Posted on 1/17/19)

Director of Kids Ministries
Trinity United Methodist Church, a 3,000-member church in Richmond, VA, has an opening for a full-time Director of Kids Ministries. This position requires the visioning, design, and implementation of a comprehensive ministry for discipling the next generation, ages birth through fifth grade. Ministry with our kids will include spiritual formation, worship, mission and fun. Our Director must have a passion for kids and for introducing and leading them into the transformative grace of Jesus Christ. He or she must also have a sensitivity to kids’ world, be able to fully incorporate them into the life of the Church, and excite them about being disciples. The successful candidate will have a vibrant and self-evident faith in Jesus Christ, the ability to relate well to both kids, their parents and families, and be a team player on the church staff. Prior experience in Children’s Ministry or Christian Education is beneficial and a background check is required before hiring. Salary and benefits will be based on experience and qualifications. Resume and cover letter to (Posted on 1/16/19)

Contemporary Worship Leader
Middletown United Methodist Church, Louisville, KY, is seeking a part-time contemporary worship leader. The contemporary worship leader provides contemporary/modern/emerging worship and musical leadership to the Ignite Worship Service. Responsibilities include: working with the Pastor of Outreach and Director of music and worship to plan and design the order of worship, provide weekly worship and musical leadership, recruit and train worship team, work in conjunction with the tech team, and work with ProPresentor Presentation for the Ignite worship service. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please submit resumes to Rev. Trent Lloyd at by February 28, 2019. (Posted on 1/16/19)

Administrative Assistant
Vine UMC, Dunn Loring, is seeking a part-time administrative assistant. Job responsibilities include weekly bulletin, church database entries, website updates and coordinating building use. For full job description and qualifications please visit our website at or click here to download a pdf. Resumes can be sent to Melissa Dunlap at (Posted on 1/15/19)

Director of Music
Elkton United Methodist Church in Elkton, VA is seeking a part time Director of Music. Duties include setting the rehearsal schedule and leading scheduled rehearsals for all music ensembles within the Music Department, including the Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers (Adult Handbell Choir), Youth Handbell Choir, and 8:35 Connection Praise Ensemble. With a combination of on-site office time (rehearsals and Sunday services), personal practice, and preparatory time, the Director of Music should expect to work a minimum of 15 hours, but not more than 25 hours, understanding that flexibility will dictate actual hours worked in High Holy seasons. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least a Bachelor of Arts in Music or experience relevant to equal the degree. The candidate should also have basic experience in conducting, keyboard, and vocal skills as well as using advanced planning techniques to organize the weekly functions of the program throughout the year. Handbell experience is also preferred. A Virginia State Police Criminal Background Check is required. To apply, please email resume to Laura Johnson, SRPC Chair, at (Posted on 1/11/19)

Nursery Attendant
Elkton United Methodist Church in Elkton, VA is seeking a part time Nursery Attendant. Responsibilities include caring for the nursery age children (generally 0-5 years of age) during the church worship services and Sunday School (a four hour shift) on Sunday mornings, including special Holy Days as well as during special events on non-Sundays as negotiated with the Pastor or the SPRC Chair. The candidate should have experience working with you children under age 6. A Virginia State Police Criminal Background Check is required. To apply, please email resume in addition to 3-5 references who have observed your work with children to Laura Johnson, SRPC Chair, at (Posted on 1/11/19)

Assistant Nursery Caregiver 
St Matthias UMC, 426 Deacon Rd, Fredericksburg, is in need of an assistant nursery caregiver every Sunday morning, 8:30-12:30, and occasional hours during special events. Minimum qualifications are: you must have experience working with toddlers and infants; have a Christian spiritual foundation; be dependable, trustworthy, patient, and flexible; be able to cooperate with parents and church members; present a good personal appearance; be at least 21 years of age; and, at a minimum, have graduated from high school. A criminal background check is required for employment and you must be able to be CPR and First Aid certified (cost for certification will be paid by St Matthias). For further information, please contact Pastor Bert Cloud, 540-373-8759, or Peg Jones, 540-775-5729. The deadline for application is 30 January 2019 . (Posted on 1/9/19)

Child Care Worker
The Restoration campus of Floris UMC in Loudoun is seeking a Child Care Worker on Sunday mornings. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure care and safety of Children in the Restoration childcare area while maintaining a loving and inclusive environment for all children. Qualifications: Experience working in a childhood setting. Must be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the children and program. Ability to communicate in English language. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); ability to maintain emotional control under stress. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Applicants can submit resumes to (Posted on 1/9/19)

Director of Youth Ministry and Coordinator of Contemporary Worship
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church is a community of faith in McLeansville, North Carolina, that strives to represent the love of Christ in the community and beyond. This dynamic church is seeking a hybrid, full-time role: Director of Youth Ministry and Coordinator of Contemporary Worship. With nearly 800 members in this missionally focused congregation, this is a unique opportunity to bring a high level of passion and energy for building and strengthening the church’s ministry to youth and college students while serving as the leader of the contemporary worship service. Ideal candidates will have relational gifts for reaching and inspiring 6th through 12th graders during their formative years of Christian discipleship, as well as ministering to the unique needs of college students. In addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led program of mission and ministry opportunities, the director will join an enthusiastic pastor, ministry staff, and administrative team committed to youth and their families. If you have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ consistent with the United Methodist tradition, a college degree, a call to minister to youth and their families, musical ability to lead worship, and contagious faith, we encourage you to send your resume, along with a cover letter, to (Posted on 1/9/19)

Youth Ministry Intern
Reveille UMC, Richmond, is seeking a Youth Ministry Intern to support the Director of Youth Ministries in managing and nurturing ministries that support the spiritual growth of youth in grades six through 12, providing opportunities for youth to connect and engage with each other, the congregation, and the community, as they grow their faith, participate fully in worship, and serve their neighbors and God. This is a part-time, non- exempt, hourly position without benefits. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested persons may visit to apply. (Posted on 1/7/19)

Minister/Director of Music Ministries
Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, NC, a vibrant 3,000-member congregation located in the heart of Winston-Salem, the City of Arts and Innovation, is seeking our next Minister/Director of Music Ministries (Music, Worship, and the Arts). Centenary currently has four distinct worship services each with its own music style and ethos. Working in conjunction with the Senior Minister, other clergy and the music ministry staff he/she will plan, develop, and enhance the worship life of the congregation and develop the overall music ministry of the church. The Minister/Director will be additionally responsible for directing the 50 + voice Chancel Choir for the 11:00 Traditional service. The ideal candidate will have at a minimum a master’s degree in choral conducting, sacred music or related field, experience serving in large staff churches, familiarity with sacred music, proven experience directing choirs and orchestral ensembles, knowledge of and experience with multiple worship styles, proven leadership experience with direct reports and volunteers, and the desire to innovate ministry for the future of the church. To apply please email your cover letter and resume to Mary Ann Wexler, Executive Director, at If available, please include a link to a video of your work in a recent conducting performance or worship experience. (Posted on 1/7/19)

Adult Ministries Director
Lynnhaven United Methodist Church, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is seeking an Adult Ministries Director. This is a 20 hour per week position. Pay is commensurate based on skill level and experience. Duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating small groups system, organizing and coordinating volunteer ministry services, assist with hospitality and mission services, and assist other church staff when needed. Please contact Bob Sterling at for more details. Resumes can be mailed to Lynnhaven UMC, ATTN: Bob Sterling, Chair Staff-Parish Relations Committee, 1033 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or emailed to (Posted on 1/3/19)

Church Treasurer
Lynnhaven United Methodist Church, located in Virginia Beach, VA, is seeking a Church Treasurer. This is a 14 hour per week position. Pay is commensurate based on skill level and experience. The treasurer, as a member and under the direction of the Finance Committee, is responsible for the general accounting, payroll, financial statement and report preparation. This individual is also responsible in assisting in the annual budget preparation. The treasurer will need to be experienced in bookkeeping i.a.w. GAAP and be functional with Quickbooks software. Please contact Bob Sterling at for more details. Resumes can be mailed to Lynnhaven UMC, ATTN: Bob Sterling, Chair Staff-Parish Relations Committee, 1033 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or emailed to (Posted on 1/3/19)

Community ID Program Coordinator
Hinton Avenue UMC, in conjunction with New Beginnings Christian Community and the Welcoming Greater Charlottesville Task Force, is seeking a Charlottesville-Area Community ID Program Coordinator. This position is critical to a new ministry of providing local ID cards to those unable to obtain government-issued identification for a variety of reasons. According to a national study, approximately 11% of U.S. citizens do not have a government-issued ID. People need IDs to get certain prescription drugs, gain access to several municipal and health care services, to check into a hotel, open a bank account, get a marriage license, and more. Those with a verifiable ID feel more welcomed and included by their community. The program coordinator will work to promote, coordinate, and implement the work of hosting monthly ID Card drives, verifying documents, producing and issuing the cards, recruiting and training volunteers, and engaging those communities in need of IDs: immigrants, the homeless, those returning from prison, people with mental health issues. 10 hrs/week flex time with requirement of availability one Saturday a month. Spanish-language skills a plus. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Send your resume and a note explaining why you are interested in this position, to; HAUMC: 750 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Attn: Robert Lewis, Pastor or (Posted on 1/3/19)

Financial Administrative Team Leader
Wilderness Community Church located in Spotsylvania, VA is seeking a part-time Financial Administrative Team Leader. Duties include working with church finances in consultation with the Finance Committee and senior pastor. Must have at least two years' experience with financial management in a profit or nonprofit setting. The position is for daytime working hours. Must show proficiency with computers including experience with Quickbooks. For consideration, send resume to by January 15, 2019. (Posted on 2/2/19)

Infant/Toddler Care Teacher--Full Time
Timberlake UMC, Lynchburg, is looking for caring, energetic, patient, flexible, compassionate individuals to become part of our infant and toddler teacher team. We are dedicated to offering the utmost quality of care to our children and families. Individuals should possess at least 1-year experience with babies six weeks to 2 years old. Must pass a background check. Possessing a CPR/First Aid certification is a plus. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Please send all resumes to Christina Tilley, Infant and Toddler Program Director, (Posted on 12/12/18)

Director of Youth and Children's Ministries
Peace United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg, is hiring a Director of Youth and Children's Ministries. We are seeking a highly-motivated person to strengthen and enhance Peace UMC by providing management and leadership of youth and children’s programs. Qualifications include: • Clear understanding of biblical knowledge and its relevance for today. • Passionate about Christ and his/her personal relationship with Him. • Passionate about youth and children and their personal connection with Christ. • Excellent interpersonal, teaching, and public speaking skills. • Technologically savvy. • Self-starter and energetic. • Committed to the mission, vision, and values of Peace UMC. This is a part-time position with the expectation to work 15-20 hours per week. Prospective candidates must submit to a background check. If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume/cover letter to Pastor Scott Hopkins ( and Ron Tiberio (, SPRC Chairman. (Posted on 12/11/18)

Director of Music Ministries
Tifton First United Methodist Church, Tifton, GA, is in search of a Director of Music Ministries who will coordinate all music programs within the church to include opportunities for all age levels, as talent and commitment allow. The Director of Music Ministries will collaborate with the pastors, music and worship teams to provide traditional and contemporary worship services. The Director of Music Ministries will lead the chancel choir, other musicians and the congregation in traditional music worship for 9:00 am and 11:00 am Sunday services and support leadership of our contemporary service held at 10:42 am. Attendance averages 100+ at 9:00 am and 200+ at 11:00 am. Tifton, Georgia is located on I-75 north of Valdosta and south of Macon. The population of Tifton is approximately 17,000 with an additional 23,000 living in the surrounding county. Please send resume and contact information for three references to: Tifton First United Methodist Church, 107 West 12th Street, Tifton, GA. 31794; – email; – website (Posted on 12/4/18)

Children and Youth Ministry Director
Wesley UMC, Dover, DE, is seeking a Children and Youth Ministry Director. Ministry Purpose: Your role is to develop and provide spiritual, relational, organizational and administrative leadership, and to oversee and work with the Christian Education Program for Children and Youth. This includes the weekly Sunday School program for children and youth, Children’s Church, and special programming such as Vacation Bible School (VBS) and Christmas programs. The CYM Director shall seek to foster a strong education program that strengthens the students’ commitment to the church and encourages growth in their faith in Jesus Christ. The CYM Director will introduce, instruct, and nurture children and youth in their Christian faith through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship, service and evangelism. They will also build relationships with teachers, students, parents and church leaders. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested Candidates email or send a letter of interest and a resume to: Wesley United Methodist Church, Attn: SPRC Chairman, 209 South State St, Dover, DE 19901; email (Posted on 11/30/18)

Executive Director
Apex UMC, Apex, NC, is seeking an Executive Director. Purpose ● Ensure the effective operation of the Family of Faith Communities by providing leadership that results in the meaningful and fruitful contribution and collaboration of church staff and lay leadership in an environment conducive to fulfilling its overarching vision and mission. ● Enable the Lead Pastor to focus on the intensive responsibilities of vision-casting and overall church leadership. Key Duties and Responsibilities The Executive Director serves as the administrative lead for the Family, reporting directly to the Lead Pastor and representing the Lead Pastor in all administrative and operational functions of the Family. In the Traction model, this position is called the integrator. Click here for a detailed job description. To apply: Submit one document that includes your cover letter (including your salary requirements) and your resume via email to (Posted on 11/29/18)

Administrative Assistant
The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059, is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant for a busy, nurturing Music and Arts school. Duties include registering new students, bookkeeping, scheduling, maintaining student files, and creating fliers for programs. Candidate should be a self-starter, able to multitask and prioritize projects. Strong administrative and organizational skills, including bookkeeping, scheduling, Microsoft Office computer skills, and verbal and written communication skills are needed. Hours are approximately 28 hours/week: Monday - Thursday from 1:15- 8:15 p.m. Pay rate: $13.00/hour. Please send your resume, including references, to (Posted on 11/29/18)

Director of Children and Youth Ministries (part time—15 hours/week, Compensation dependent on level of experience) 
Kenwood United Methodist Church in Ashland, VA. Kenwood seeks an enthusiastic, eager, and gifted person to be our new Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This person will oversee the ongoing ministries of our young people (children and youth) and the volunteers that assist in these ministries. Kenwood UMC is a missional, loving, and learning kind of church that prioritises young people in ministry. Not only will this person work directly with young people, it will work directly with the leadership of Kenwood to lift up young people's gifts and needs so that the future of our church is squarely focused on them. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Submit résumé with cover letter to: (Posted on 11/27/18)

Music Ministry Associate
National United Methodist Church, a reconciling congregation in Washington, DC with a vibrant music program, seeks a music ministry associate with a passion for creative worship and handbell direction to expand our handbell program at our Metropolitan Memorial campus beginning January 2019. The quarter time position includes directing the Radiant Ringers, our adult handbell ensemble, directing or co-directing the Youth Worship Ensemble, and leading handbell introductory classes for our elementary age students twice a year. Radiant Ringers ring 5 octave bells and chimes at a 3+/4 level, and our Youth Worship Ensemble rings 3 octave bells at 1+/2 level. Salary is $9,975, with continuing education funds available to help offset the cost of festival/conference attendance. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter detailing handbell experience, and contact information for two references in the church music ministry field to Dr. Melissa Chavez, Director of Music, National United Methodist Church, Materials will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. (Posted on 11/26/18)


President, Virginia United Methodist Foundation
The Virginia United Methodist Foundation (VUMF), Glen Allen, Va., is seeking a President. The Foundation provides stewardship education and manages assets for local churches, districts and agencies of the Virginia United Methodist Conference. Through its Grants Fund, the Foundation makes strategic awards to support projects, ministries and initiatives throughout the Conference that have the capacity or potential to enrich ministries in local churches and/or affiliated agencies, expand the outreach and ministry into the community, and enhance the ministry impact of United Methodist churches throughout the Virginia Conference. VUMF seeks a proven nonprofit leader with at least five years of progressive leadership experience and a passion for the Foundation’s mission. The selected candidate will be a visionary with strong strategic planning experience and skills. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at For information about Virginia United Methodist Foundation, visit (Posted on 1/16/19)

Board of Governors 
Nominations Myrtle Beach Wesleyan College (South Carolina) ( and Pilgrim Seminary ( is seeking nominations for our Board of Governors which will be expanded this coming year. Self-nominations are accepted. We are seeking men and women who love the Lord, who are faithful participants in the life of their local church, and have an interest in extending tuition free higher education in Christian perspective to as many people as possible. Nominations can be sent to (Posted on 11/26/18)

Adjunct Faculty 
Myrtle Beach Wesleyan College (South Carolina) ( and Pilgrim Seminary ( is seeking academically and spiritually qualified persons to join our college and seminary faculty. Currently, our primary mission is to provide tuition free, high quality post-secondary education in Christian perspective to men and women incarcerated in federal and state correctional facilities throughout the United States. We are seeking faculty members who can help develop a series of half hour videos following a specific textbook and assist with other student study resources. We need adjunct faculty in a number of subject areas. (Please see websites). This work can be done from wherever you are. Please respond to



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