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Job and Ministry Opportunities – May 2023

Published Date: May 1, 2023

We seek to inform all our alumni of all opportunities available to them. The doctrine and theology represented in the job descriptions below may not reflect the theological stance of Asbury Theological Seminary. They have been provided by individual churches, ministries, and employers, and will reflect those organizations’ values.
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Imago Dei Community is Searching for a New Lead Pastor.

Imago Dei’s mission: To take the whole Gospel to the whole person  to the whole world, helping them become mature in Christ. 

Four Key Roles our Next Lead Pastor Will Need to Fulfill: 

As we have thought about and envisioned what Imago Dei needs for our next  season of ministry, these are the four most important roles we believe our next  leader will need to fulfill: 

  1. Chief Shepherd: Shepherds, mentors and equips the pastoral staff and leaders to  care for the congregation and creates systems to provide shepherding. Relational and present with the congregation. 
  2. Lead Teaching and Preaching Pastor: Serves as the primary preaching and  teaching pastor and focuses on preaching thoughtful sermons that challenge,  encourage and build up the congregation. 
  3. Developer of Others: Serves as the chief developer and coach of other leaders  to develop their calling, giftings and ministry areas to serve the members of the  congregation or the church as a whole. 
  4. Chief Explorer and Future Thinker: Serves as the chief visionary by finding and  discerning new methods, means and innovations that fit the congregation to more  effectively carry out the church’s mission in the future. Works with the leadership team to identify the ways and the timing to implement and deploy the church’s  vision for the future.


  1. Experience: Experience of 5+ years as the lead pastor of a  medium-sized or larger church and experience of pastoring in an  urban context preferred. 
  2. Theology and Philosophy of Ministry: Seeks to embody the  values and distinctives of Imago Dei Community listed below. 
  3. Character: Gospel-shaped character; active, vital life of spiritual  practices; known for seeking wisdom, kindness, humility, and  loving in the way of Jesus. 
  4. Education: Seminary training preferred.

For more information, or to apply, see HERE or email


The pastor of Fairview will preach the Word of God; lead in worship; counsel the distressed and grieving; preside at weddings and funerals; visit in homes and community; serve the sacraments; serve with administrative council to manage the church; support, guide, and train lay leadership; give leadership for funding ministry; and perform other pastoral duties and responsibilities.

For more information click Job DescriptionApplication, or Pastor Search.


Fairview Church is a caring congregation in Danville, VA. We are searching for an Interim Pastor while also searching for a full-time pastor.  We are an independent Methodist Church looking to grow in faith in our community.

Fairview Church is a Christ-centered and welcoming church that loves the community in undeniable ways. Fairview has gathered to worship, grow, and serve since it was organized more than 100 years ago, in 1912. We partner ministries and other organizations in Danville to respond to the needs of our community.

Fairview Church’s vision is to Love God, Share Hope, and Serve All through fellowship, study, worship, and ministries for all ages while growing in God’s grace within the church, community, and world.

Fairview Church has a mission to connect people to God and to one another. It is a church where all persons can find healing in Jesus and friendship within the congregation. Fairview works to “…make disciples of all nations…in the name of the Father … Son and … Holy Spirit…”. (Matthew 28:19)

Fairview, an independent Methodist church, conducts two Sunday worship services (contemporary and traditional) and has about 220 members. More information is available in documents listed below. These are PDF documents (Portable Document Format). They can be viewed or printed but not filled in online without special software. To view or print more information, click on Search for Interim Pastor, Job Description, or Application.


As the GMC is “becoming” here in NC, there are numerous opportunities for potential pastoral appointments as we have (just in eastern NC) 200+ new Global Methodist Churches. In the process of Disaffiliation, a number of local churches, newly affiliated with the GMC, had/have pastors wishing to remain UM – therefore, there will be open pulpits in early June, 2023. I, myself am an ATS graduate, class of 1997, a former elder in the NC Conference of the UMC for 24 years, now beginning year 25 as a GMC elder. I am also a Presiding Elder, serving under the Raleigh Area lead Presiding Elder. This is “pioneer living” in these early days of the GMC in NC. IF you are willing to consider relocating to our state, there may be opportunities for men and women with calling, gifts and graces for ministry. Whether you are graduating ATS in a few weeks, or you are a fellow ATS alum, please let me know of your interest via email.

~ Billy A. Olsen,

Benson Global Methodist Church

Benson, NC


Part-time, 10 – 15 hours per week.

LifeSong UMC 2800 South Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32828

“As worship leaders, we have the important and terrifying task of placing words of prayer on people’s lips. It happens every time we choose a song and write a prayer. We also have the holy task of being stewards of God’s Word. Our choices of Scripture and themes for worship represent a degree of control over people’s spiritual diets, over how they feed on the bread of life. For holy tasks such as these, the church needs more than craftspeople, coordinators, and performers, and none with the hubris to be spiritual engineers. The church needs pastoral people to plan and lead its worship.” – John Witvliet

Worship Leader Characteristics:

  • The person who fills this role needs to see worship leading as more a shepherding of God’s people into the truth of God’s Word. God’s story being our primary story/identity.
  • The person who fills this role needs to be Spirit-filled and Christ-centered. Willing to lead us in a weekly orientation inside the presence of God.
  • The person who fills this role needs to take the task of worship and missional engagement seriously. Encountering the living God needs to be more important than generating a momentary experience. Worship has to cause us to prayerfully impact the needs of the world around us.
  • A team-player. The person who fills this role needs to have the ability to work on a team and assist the church staff with ministries and events.
  • Visionary. The person who fills this role needs to be open to growth/expansion of our worship ministry needs and services. Flexibility and prayerfulness will be important.
  • Orthodox. The person who fills this role needs to be aligned with the truths of the Christian faith as reflected in the Old and New Testaments. The centrality of Jesus Christ, the Spirit-filled life, and a living relationship with the Heavenly Father are critical aspects of faith we are looking for. We are also Wesleyan and hold to holiness of heart and life.

Worship Leader Ministry Responsibilities (in no specific order):

  • Pick music for each week, schedule teams (Planning Center)
  • Meet with the pastor regularly  to plan service order, pray and discern future weeks
  • Prepare music, chart new songs, print and prepare music for worship team
  • Setup/teardown stage as needed each week
  • Lead practice
  • Lead Preschool chapel one morning a week
  • Invite and work with new people to join the team
  • Develop and mentor worship team
  • Oversee ProPresenter and lighting for services in conjunction with the Technical Director
  • Lead worship for Sunday morning services and other special events
  • Oversee stage design
  • Help with the design graphics for Sunday series, events and ministries
  • Weekly meetings with both the pastor and staff
  • Staff retreats as planned with the staff
  • Forward planning worship
  • Discipleship small group efforts with the worship team (facilitating weekly Bible study)
  • Creative/prayerful outreach ministries through worship and community engagement


  • Free preschool
  • Vacation time: in consultation with the pastor, allowance for up to 4 Sundays a year away from worship
  • Potential scholarship at Asbury Theological Seminary for graduate coursework

If interested, please send inquiry and resume to:

Position: Full-time
Reports to: Senior Pastor
The person serving in this capacity will be responsible for the discipleship ministries of Covenant Methodist Church.
A Pastor who would see this position as a tremendous opportunity to impact lives and be a part of developing a dynamic, reproducible ministry. This position allows for a specialization in disciple-making that would fit perfectly with an ordained person whose first love is for people knowing Jesus. The size and growth of the congregation dictates the need for a highly motivated, self-starter with a caring personality, an evangelical spirit, and an informed faith. We are looking for a person who is capable of preaching on a regular basis and who is highly organized and relates with people. This is an exciting congregation heading towards being one of the strongest congregations in the Alabama
Emerald Coast Conference of the Global Methodist Church.
• Be a self-starter with excellent organizational and people skills.
• Demonstrate a love for God and a genuine desire to share Christ with others.
• Demonstrate a strong working relationship with the Senior Pastor and the staff team.
• Be willing to be ordained in the Global Methodist Church (unless already ordained in another denomination).
• Be Humble, Hungry & Smart
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Associate Pastor responsibilities include the following and other duties which may be assigned:
• Responsible for organizing, leading, training and supporting members of the church to be disciple-makers. This could be through the traditional Sunday morning groups, through small groups, and/or through specific disciple-making groups.
• Form new discipleship groups throughout the year.
• Provide guidance and assists ministries (evangelism, missions, young adults, communication) organizationally to create synergy and alignment to enhance the purpose of Covenant.
• Lead with an emphasis on discipleship that assists people in the journey of following Christ.
• Develop and implement innovative ways to offer Christ with hospitality and grace.
• Preaching, teaching and leading in creative ways, as well as other pastoral duties (sacraments, weddings, funerals, hospital visits, etc.)
• Under the Senior Pastor, the Associate Pastor will develop and articulate the vision and plans that will engage and energize others to embrace the mission of the church – Pursue God, Unleash Compassion.
• Serve on the Leadership Team of the church staff and meet weekly with staff team members which the Associate Pastor is accountable for.
• Meet weekly with the Leadership Team to carry out shared purpose and accountability of Senior Pastor’s vision.
• Be a model of Christ-like love and passionate about serving on the Covenant team.
• Assist in the task of equipping the congregation for ministry both within and outside the walls of the church.
• Provide guidance and support to ministry areas of the church.
Set yearly, January 1 – December 31, by the Charge Conference upon the recommendation of the staff/Parish Relations Committee.
Contact Person: Rev. Kyle Gatlin, Senior Pastor (ATS ’92),, 334.701.0572

Other Opportunities


Woodworking shop/Custom shelf manufacturer

Full-time or Part-time · $14.50 / hour to start

Contact: Brian Gilchrest.  Phone 412 260-8881 (ATS Graduate)

We have hired many Seminary Students and spouses.  We offer a flexible schedule to fit your classroom schedule. Only a 15 – 20-minute drive to: 133 MacArthur Ct. Suite A, Nicholasville, KY

Job Description This position involves woodworking, prepping and painting and shipping skills. No experience is required, but preferable. We will teach you how to do your job. We are looking for a person who can learn high quality woodworking and finishing skills and will take pride in their work.  Each member of our team cares about the part they play in crafting an excellent finished product.  Check out our website to see our products —

Basic computer knowledge is also a plus.  Starting rate is $14.50/hour, but raises given after a month and frequently thereafter. Ready to hire immediately.


Sayre Christian Village is growing and we are searching for bright and caring talent to join our family.

We offer a Full Benefit Package, Flexible schedules (Full Time and Part Time), Paid time off (holiday, vacation and sick pay) PayActive (work today, get paid tomorrow), Tuition reimbursement, Company paid life insurance, and 403(b) with company Match!

Open Positions are:

  • RN/LPN
  • Cook
  • Housekeeping Aide
  • Dietary Aide
  • Social Services Director
  • Server

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