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Job and Ministry Opportunities: June 2024

Published Date: June 3, 2024

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Lakeview Congregational Methodist Church located in Minden, LA, is seeking a pastor either male or female to shepherd our congregation. We have around 60 members in worship each week at our blended service of traditional and contemporary music. We are a conservative church strongly rooted in Wesleyan theology, and believe the Bible is the infallible, divinely inspired word of God. Our church disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church last year and we recently joined the Congregational Methodist denomination. Our mission is to find a pastor who will lead and guide us in regrowing and strengthening our congregation especially in the young adult age group and those families with children, bring fresh, new church mission and ministry ideas to attract new members, and preach the word of God and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. Our foremost goal and prayer is to see Lakeview become a vibrant, growing, and spirit- filled congregation of disciples who seek to shine the light of Christ to the world. We would prefer applicants to have prior ministerial experience in leading a congregation, but it is not required. Seminary students/graduates are welcome to apply along with others who are pursuing a Course of Study program. We will also consider bi-vocational applicants. Salary is negotiable based upon experience.
Minden, LA, is located in the northwest part of the state approximately 30-40 miles east of Shreveport and Bossier City, LA. Our town has around 13,000 citizens and is a lovely, quaint place to live and raise a family. There are many nearby lakes for fishing and boating and an abundance of wildlife.
Lakeview is blessed to have its own parsonage down the street from the church. It is a three bedroom, 2 ½ bath, brick home, located on a corner lot and has a large backyard. Lakeview also has a preschool on the church property along with a youth house. Additionally, we have a beautiful pond located on our church grounds that is open to the public for fishing.
Our church is active in several ministries such as our Soup Ministry, Prayer Group, UCAP donations, St. Judes, Methodist Women, and Methodist Children’s Home, but we would love to expand our local ministries and also engage in some foreign missions.
We are trusting and believing in God’s faithfulness and His perfect timing and holding fast to this scripture, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Gal. 6:9. If interested in applying for this position, please send resume to Video clips of your sermons would also be appreciated. Thank you.
Lakeview Pastor Search Committee
Since 1950, Denver Seminary has pioneered innovative and transformational biblical and theological education to prepare men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture.

Denver Seminary offers a wide array of accredited master’s and doctoral degrees as well as numerous certificates. Denver Seminary provides residential, online, and blended course options to make exemplary theological studies available for all students, whether in metro Denver (main campus), Washington DC (extension campus), or around the world (global campus).

Through Project Any (“any degree, anywhere, anytime, to any qualified student”), Denver Seminary is making biblical and theological education more accessible than ever before. The Asian Initiative, Hispanic Initiative, Urban Initiative, and Biblical Preaching Initiative aim to develop pastoral and lay leaders through extending the reach of Denver Seminary to new communities in the Denver area and around the world (including a large and growing Korean Global Campus).  The Gospel Initiative works to strengthen local churches and provide ministry leaders with resources to spread the gospel with compassion and credibility.

With an unwavering commitment to its core commitments, a strong portfolio of programs, dedicated and renown staff and faculty, a global platform, and unprecedented growth in the endowment, Denver Seminary is seeking a dynamic and innovative president with a demonstrated passion for Christian theological training.

To view a video and the full Opportunity Profile (including Process of Candidacy) about this search, see


The Denver Seminary president will be a teambuilder with proven ability to lead a complex organization. He or she must be able to lead the Seminary in successfully addressing the fast-changing issues facing Christian theological education. Such leadership requires the people skills and personality to develop a trusted and comfortable rapport and relationship with all seminary communities. Such leadership also requires having the skills to lead an institution seeking to increase its national and international recognition. These leadership skills should be implemented through a management style that promotes transparency, collaboration, collegiality, achievement, accountability, and support.

Other factors crucial to the president’s success are the relationship skills and personality needed to attract, develop, and enhance strong financial support for the Seminary. The president should expect to participate in the Seminary’s fundraising efforts by using those skills to develop key donor relationships and accomplish significant fundraising results.

Denver Seminary is seeking a Christian leader with a clear sense of divine calling to the ministry and leadership of Denver Seminary. Committed to the nondenominational character of the seminary, this person must demonstrate the abilities necessary to provide spiritual leadership for all seminary constituencies. A willingness to embrace the uniqueness of Denver Seminary is pivotal. The seminary foundational documents are the Statement of Faith, Human Sexuality Statement, and the Core Commitments.


  • A deep, personal faith demonstrated by active participation in a local church, humility, character, and healthy family relationships, a spiritual role model and leader.
  • Earned terminal degree (PhD, DMin, EdD) or equivalent.
  • Substantial professional leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated fundraising success and a genuinely pastoral approach to building relationships.
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence with strong listening and communication skills inside and outside the seminary.
  • Significant executive/community leadership and administrative experience in a complex organization.
  • A current understanding of Christian higher education challenges and opportunities. Experience leading a seminary or higher education organization through major technological change is preferred.
  • Agreement with the core commitments of Denver Seminary and the Statement of Faith.


Applications will be reviewed until a selection is made, but candidates are encouraged to submit information before September 1, 2024. We expect on-campus interviews to take place in mid-fall.


Denver Seminary Main Campus

6399 South Santa Fe Drive

Littleton, CO 80120


Job Title: Director of Student Ministry (Full-time)
Organization: Ooltewah United Methodist Church — Ooltewah, TN
Hours: 40 hours per week (Sunday through Thursday; evenings on Sunday/Wednesday)
Benefits: Health & dental insurance — employee pays 40% of premium; Pension — 6% match if 4% contributed by employee
Start Date: Start date is flexible and can be adapted to meet candidate’s needs for transition planning.

Job Summary:
We are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to join our vibrant Ooltewah United Methodist Church community as a full-time Director of Student Ministry. The Director of Student Ministry will be responsible for leading and nurturing the spiritual growth of our student members, fostering a sense of community and belonging, and providing opportunities for
fellowship, service, and discipleship. The Director of Student Ministry at OUMC will make it their mission to prepare our students for a lifetime relationship with Christ. This individual’s main concern will be leading our students in spiritual and personal development to become a Christ-like servant. Student Ministry is a strategic priority at OUMC and has the total commitment of the church’s resources, facilities, and leadership.

Organization Summary:
Ooltewah United Methodist Church is a Christ-centered church located in one of the fastest-growing areas in Tennessee. Located in the suburbs of Chattanooga, OUMC is rooted in the Word of God, faithful to intergenerational worship, engaged in local and international mission, and committed to offering life-changing ministry to students and their families.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Spiritual Leadership: Lead engaging and relevant student-focused worship services, Bible studies, and discipleship programs that inspire and challenge young people in their faith journey.
  2. Pastoral Care: Provide compassionate and supportive pastoral care to middle and high school members, offering guidance, counseling, and prayer support as needed. Create a dynamic, meaningful, and safe atmosphere for spiritual growth among youth.
  3. Discipleship and Education: Develop and implement a comprehensive youth discipleship curriculum that addresses the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of students, incorporating United Methodist teachings and traditions. Develop and guide student leaders on the Student Leadership Council to share their faith and serve others at OUMC, in the community, and in the world.
  4. Student Ministry Activities: Plan, organize, and oversee a variety of student ministry activities, including retreats, mission trips, service projects, recreational outings, and special events, fostering a sense of community and belonging among youth members.
  5. Volunteer Recruitment and Training: Recruit, train, and empower adult volunteers to serve in student ministry roles, providing ongoing support, encouragement, and resources.
  6. Outreach and Evangelism: Engage with the church and wider community to attract new youth members and foster connections with families, schools, and other organizations, promoting the mission and values of the Church.
  7. Collaboration: Work collaboratively with the family ministry team, church staff, volunteers, and other ministry teams to integrate student ministry into the overall life and mission of OUMC by participating in staff meetings, planning sessions, and special events as needed.
  8. Administration: Maintain accurate records of student attendance, participation, and contact information, and oversee the student ministry budget, ensuring responsible stewardship of resources.


  • Embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theology, ministry, education, or other relevant field and minimum of 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, highly personable and engaging communicator who is able to hold student’s attention in a large group setting.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience working in and building teams. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Self-starter and innovator who is willing to do what it takes to connect with and nurture students required.
  • Ability to mobilize and equip adult volunteers/staff with gifts for student ministry.
  • Approachable, outgoing Christian that can maintain a positive attitude with youth.
  • Understanding of student development and knowledge of current teaching techniques and student ministry approaches.
  • Willingness to continually learn and refine the church’s discipleship methods.
  • Computer skills (MS Office products) and especially skilled with social media tools

How to Apply:
Email your resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 minute video of your personal student ministry philosophy to


Job Title: Young Adults Pastor
Reports To: Discipleship Pastor

Job Overview:
Christ Methodist Church in Memphis, TN is seeking a passionate and experienced Young Adults Pastor to lead and disciple our church’s young adult community (18-26). The ideal candidate will have an apostolic gifting, strong foundation in biblical knowledge, excellent communication skills, and the ability to connect with the emerging generation of young adults. This full-time position will serve both in discipleship ministries and pastoral care.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and lead a young adults ministry that provides opportunities for worship, discipleship, and missions.
  2. Disciple and mentor young adults in their faith journey through one-on-one meetings, discipleship groups, Sunday School, and other programs.
  3. Plan and coordinate events and activities that engage and meet the needs of young adults, such as retreats, conferences, and missions opportunities.
  4. Recruit, train, and support volunteers to lead in the young adult ministry
  5. Work with other church staff and volunteers to ensure young adult ministry is integrated into the broader church community.
  6. Assist the Discipleship Pastor in the leadership of the Wesleyan Fellows Program.
  7. Serve on the pastoral care team, providing on-call support and counseling referrals. This position will also be available to assist as-needed with pre-marital counseling, baptisms, weddings, and funerals.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required, seminary degree in-progress or completed preferred.
  2. 3+ years of experience working in ministry, student ministry, college, ministry or young adult ministry preferred.
  3. Strong biblical knowledge and ability to communicate it effectively to young adults.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with other church staff and volunteers.
  6. Strong organizational and planning skills.
  7. Passionate about relating to young adults from diverse backgrounds & cultures, and committed to their spiritual growth.

To apply, please email Grant Caldwell at with your resume.


General Personal & Spiritual Qualifications

  1. Model the biblical qualifications of an elder. (1 Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3)
  2. Model biblical integrity in all things. (Titus 2:7-8)
  3. Model biblical leadership as an equipper. (Eph 4:11-13)
  4. Model spiritual growth and passion for God.
  5. Model biblical community in relationships as described in the “one another” commands in Scripture.
  6. Embrace Village’s Mission, Vision, and Values – modeling a commitment to helping the church realize these goals.
  7. Support a multi-staff and multi-cultural team ministry.
  8. Be in full agreement with Village’s doctrinal statement and covenant.

Ministry & Job Specific Qualifications

  1. Must have competence in and a commitment to leading people with the ability to mobilize and delegate.
  2. Must have experience in managing missions programs and setting strategy.
  3. Manifests teachability, warmth, and love for people with an ability to give godly counsel.
  4. Must have demonstrated through his/her life and ministry effectiveness in stimulating the worship of God, teaching of the Scripture, caring for others, and proclaiming the Gospel to the community and the world.
  5. Minimum education requirement – a broad sequence of missiology as well as theology for credit from an accredited theological institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Completed graduate degree in intercultural studies (missiology)
  2. Rich intercultural experiences
  3. Pastoral ministry experiences

Primary Job Responsibilities

The Assistant Pastor of Missions works to collaborate across the organization on the successful execution of our church-wide vision to be missional. This role is responsible for assisting the Associate Lead Pastor to refine, drive, and provide opportunities to our congregation for significant missional living and testimony. The goal is to have all Villagers actively engaged in outreach efforts bearing witness of the Gospel to all while giving priority to those who have yet to hear the Gospel.

Job Duties

  1. Missional Education
    1. Work closely with all staff members in integrating a missional education program throughout total church programming
    2. Collaborate with Senior Director of Integration to offer Village “Missional” classes as part of “essentials” series
  2. Financial Engagement
    1. Support overseeing missional church and outreach portion of the budget, under the supervision of the Associate Lead Pastor
    2. Educate and motivate people to partner through giving to missional and outreach initiatives, in collaboration with the Associate Lead Pastor
    3. Explore and secure outside revenue provisions in coordination with Lead Team, especially the Associate Lead Pastor
  3. Missional Leadership
    1. Redefine and teach on being a missional church, in collaboration with the Associate Lead Pastor
    2. Develop ministry leaders for local and global outreach ministries
  4. Networking: Develop and maintain a healthy network of churches, Christian organizations, and community/government agencies for partnership opportunities in outreach and missional living, both local and global
  5. Empowering Villagers for Missional Engagement for Kingdom Purposes
    1. Prayer: Foster concern and involvement in prayer for local and global outreach
    2. Short Term Missions: continue a short-term missions’ program, stimulate recruitment with a focus on adults, and provide training and follow-up of team members, in collaboration with the Associate Lead Pastor
    3. Long-term Missions
      1. Develop and implement a missionary candidate training and selection process, in collaboration with the Associate Lead Pastor
      2. Maintain liaison with missionaries’ agencies and/or missionaries
      3. Oversee missionary care
    4. Local Community Impact: Develop and oversee holistic engagement (i.e., Spiritual, physical, mental/emotional, environmental, civic engagement, and justice) in collaboration with the Community Outreach Coordinator and our
      nonprofit, Village Outreach
    5. Evangelism
      1. Prepare and motivate Villagers in creating and maintaining evangelistic relationships
      2. In partnership with other staff, establish new believer discipleship opportunities
  6. Other: Assume any responsibilities given by your supervisor


  1. Reports to Associate Lead Pastor
  2. Receives annual review from supervisor according to the review policy established by the Personnel Commission
  3. Must be in a “soul-care” relationship, where continued spiritual formation is the aim
  4. Oversee all relevant leaders in Missional/Outreach ministries
A YouTube short documentary about Village Church and the depth of our commitment to missions is HERE
You can also read about Village Church’s transformation into a healthy multi-ethnic church HERE
For more information, or to apply, email Rev. Dr. Pete Della Santina at

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