Job Opportunities

The Virginia Conference posts job opportunities on its website, free of charge, for a maximum of two months. Please e-mail positions to Brenda Capen at
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Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church (, a mid-size church connected to the growing Town Center and Kempsville neighborhoods of Virginia Beach, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. A successful applicant will be a person with a deep faith and connection to Methodist theology and doctrine, a passion for young people, and an ability to lead and coordinate teams. A full job description can be found by clicking here (pdf). Resumes will be accepted by the SPRC Chair through Oct. 15, 2014. For more information, please contact Rusty Bishop, SPRC Chair, at (Posted on 9/15/14)

Contemporary Music Leader (4 hours/week to include Sundays)
Harmony United Methodist Church (Hamilton, VA) has an opening for a Music Leader for our 8:30 and 11:00 services and to start a new Sunday morning worship service. Harmony UMC is located in beautiful western Loudoun County, about 45 minutes west of Washington, DC. We are looking for someone with excellent vocal skills and the ability to play the guitar. A keyboard player would be considered. The ideal candidate will have a strong leadership presence to guide the congregation in worship. Harmony UMC has a large and diverse pool of music talent. The Contemporary Music leader will empower and equip these persons to use their gifts to lead the congregation in worshipping God. This person would support the pastor and the Director of Music in designing worship and selecting music. We are looking for an individual with a United Methodist background who can help lead our congregation with inspiring music. Job description posted at . Please email a cover letter, resumé and three references to Background checks will be required. (Posted on 9/15/14)

Administrative Assistant
Gum Spring UMC in Gum Spring, Virginia is seeking an Administrative Assistant. This part-time position includes managing communications with the congregation and community, overseeing the church's web presence, supporting the pastor and staff, running the church office, and creating publications. This is a salaried position of approximately 25 hours per week, salary commensurate with experience. If interested, please look at the attached position description (pdf), then send a resume and cover letter to Questions? Contact the church office at (804)556-3494. (Posted on 9/15/14)

Minister of Music and Worship Arts  
Front Royal UMC is seeking a Minister of Music and Worship Arts to provide music leadership for high quality, creative worship opportunities by planning, coordinating and directing all aspects of the fine arts in collaboration with Senior Pastor and other staff; and to develop and implement music and fine arts ministry opportunities for the congregation that engages and develops both musical and fine arts skill and discipleship, encouraging active participation in the worship and fine arts of the church and community. Please visit for the full position description or click here (pdf). Please submit resumes electronically to (Posted on 9/15/14) 

Director of Children’s Ministry, part-time (12-20 hr/wk)
Front Royal United Methodist Church, a faith community committed to sharing God's love and serving God's people, is seeking an experienced and dedicated person to provide staff leadership for Children’s Ministry. The successful candidate for this outstanding opportunity will be a creative, relational, spiritually-mature person who is experienced in hands-on Children’s Ministry including mission, spiritual formation and worship. This person must be gifted, graced and passionate about children’s discipleship and who can engage parents and volunteers. Please visit for the full position description. Please submit resumes electronically to . (Posted on 9/15/14)

Director of Children’s Ministries
Verona United Methodist Church (Verona, Va.) is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM) to help build young disciples for Christ. Verona UMC is a mid-size congregation with 260 in worship each Sunday. The position of DCM requires 20 hours per week including Sundays. Responsibilities include providing oversight and implementation of all educational, fellowship, and mission programs for children pre-K through 5th grade. A bachelor’s degree is preferred and experience working with children essential. Candidate must be a team player and have a passion for children’s ministry and discipleship, excellent communication skills, and strong planning and organizational skills. A mature and well-articulated relationship with Jesus Christ is essential, along with a commitment to practicing Christian discipline and embracing theology from a United Methodist perspective. A thorough background check is required. Please email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references to Or mail to: Verona UMC, Attn: SPRC; P.O. Box 47. Verona, VA 24482. (Posted on 9/10/14)

Audio-Visual Coordinator
Providence UMC, Chesterfield County, Richmond District, is seeking an Audio-Visual Coordinator (part-time, five hours per week). Description: To prepare for and oversee the audio-visual ministry of the church at two weekly worship services and other special events. Qualifications: Be knowledgeable of Media Shout and Windows 7, know how to operate a sound board, one to three years paid or volunteer sound board experience in audio-visual work. Responsibilities: Prepare Media Shout for Sunday Services and other special services, recruit and train volunteers, collaborate with other PUMC staff. Submit resume, cover letter, and audio portfolio to (Posted on 9/10/14)

Praise Team Leader
Franconia UMC in Alexandria, Virginia is looking for a part-time Praise Team Leader to develop and lead a newly forming Praise and Worship service. The Praise Team Leader would recruit both vocalists and instrumentalists, develop the worship service in conjunction with the pastor, lead practice each week and lead the musical component of the service on Sunday mornings. For a full job description please go to: To set up an interview, please contact Dr. Charles Dankwah at (Posted on 9/5/14)

Contemporary Service Worship Leader 
Tabernacle UMC in Poquoson is seeking a Contemporary Service Worship Leader for our established Side Door service. This position is responsible for providing dynamic leadership for the praise band and worship team, and is a part-time, salaried position. Please submit resume to See website at: (Posted on 9/5/14)

Technical Director
Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Technical Director. The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the utilization of Audio/Visual technologies (A/V) for the congregational ministries of Floris UMC in worship services, meetings, weekly events and special events. This position will also be responsible for the recruitment, development and management of A/V volunteers and staff members who require training in A/V technologies. The A/V Coordinator will relieve the Director of Worship of all administrative burdens associated with A/V technologies at Floris UMC. This position will also be involved in the acquisition and inclusion of video production into the worship services as directed. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf) or visit the Floris Web site at Interested applicants may apply at (Posted on 9/4/14/)

Administrative Assistant
Applications for a part time Administrative Assistant position at Ginter Park United Methodist Church, Richmond, are invited. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm. Interested persons are invited to submit resumes to: Staff Parish Relations Committee, 1010 W. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond VA 23227. Email: (Posted on 9/3/14)

Experienced Accompanist
Dranesville United Methodist Church in Herndon, VA has an opening for a piano accompanist to play for the adult choir under the direction of the Music Director. This position would require a weekly Thursday rehearsal from 7:30-9:00 p.m. and a weekly Sunday rehearsal and worship service from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. It would also require accompanying a few special events throughout the year. These programs include: •An evening fund raising concert to raise money for Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by the choir on a November Sunday. •The choir’s annual Christmas cantata during a Sunday morning worship service in December. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Tori Meleski: (Posted on 9/3/14)

Associate Director of Worship Arts
Clarendon United Methodist Church in Arlington, VA is looking for a Spirit-filled music educator to help lead a vibrant and well-established music ministry program. This is a part-time, 20 hour/week position. The person in this role works very closely with the Director of Worship Arts, the Organist/Choirmaster, and the Pastor. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). There are eleven ensembles at CUMC with opportunities for children, youth and adults who are seeking to draw closer to God, share the gospel, learn new skills and fellowship with one another. If you are interested in immediate employment with an energetic and passionate team of staff and lay musicians, please submit cover letter and resumé to, or mail to Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201, Attention: SPRC. (Posted on 9/2/14)

Director of Youth Ministries
Harbor United Methodist Church, a vibrant, growing, thousand-member congregation in coastal Wilmington, NC is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. The Director will be responsible for the discipleship of youth Grades 6-12 while working within the United Methodist tradition and the transitioning of Youth Ministries into Harbor’s new facility in 2015. For the job description with responsibilities and desired qualifications, click here:  Interested candidates should submit a resume and three references to Elizabeth Smith at by October 8, 2014. (Posted on 9/2/14)

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Franconia United Methodist Church in Northern Virginia (Alexandria), is looking for a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. Please click  for the complete job description. The deadline for applications is September 16, 2014. Interested candidates should send their resumes and references by e-mail to (Posted on 9/2/14)

Director of Youth Ministries (Full Time)
Trinity United Methodist Church, a 3,000-member church in Richmond, VA, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. This position requires the visioning, designing and implementing of a comprehensive youth ministry for students, grades 6-12. Ministry with our youth will include spiritual formation, worship, mission and fun. Our Youth Director must have a passion for youth and for leading them into the transformative grace of Jesus Christ. He/she must also have the ability to incorporate our young people fully into the life of the Church and to take their faith into the world. The successful candidate will have a vibrant and self-evident faith in Jesus Christ, the ability to relate well to both youth and youth families, and be a team player on the church staff. Prior experience in Youth Ministry is expected 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 8/27/14)

Assistant Director of Youth Ministries
Shady Grove (Mechanicsville) UMC is seeking an Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, to work part time (approximately 15 hours weekly). SGUMC is a vibrant and rapidly growing church in Mechanicsville, VA, a suburb of Richmond.  This dynamic and creative leader will work in partnership with youth (grades 6-12), their parents, church staff and volunteers to nurture and lead multiple youth ministries. These include weekly youth events, mission trips, retreats and other activities. This will be an amazing, unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a diverse and creative ministry team. Candidates should have at least 2 years of college education with emphasis in Christian leadership and management, effective communications skills to include social media, the ability to work collaboratively and connect with youth with energy and joy that promotes their faith development. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates can apply by emailing  (Posted on 8/27/14)

Director of Music Ministry
St. John's UMC in Edinburg is a small town church with less than 100 in attendance. Looking for a Music Director with training and experience to lead and grow emerging music ministry. We have Traditional Choir as well as Men’s, Women’ and Praise Choirs emerging. Director needs to discern ability levels, select music, and develop potential. Lead Choirs in Sunday Worship and weekly practice. 4-5 hours per week. Salary approx $400 per month. Submit resume and cover letter to St. John’s UMC, P.O. Box 310, Edinburg, VA 22824 or (Posted on 8/21/14)

Preschool Director
Galilee UMC, located in Sterling, VA, is looking for a passionate individual who is interested and qualified to help us initiate the opening and overall management of our new preschool set to open in September 2015. The main responsibilities of the director include handling the daily operations of the business-finances, staffing, children in care, and state licensing standards. The director needs to be a strong Christian leader and able to communicate clearly to staff and families as well as generate new business. Flexibility, patience, professionalism and organizational skills are essential in this role. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). The position will begin immediately in order to effectively prepare for the 2015 opening.  Interested candidates should contact Jeff Kimmel, Executive Director, at (Posted on 8/21/14)

Director of Worship
The Chapel at Leisure World, a ministry of Galilee UMC in Sterling, VA is looking for a part-time Director of Worship. Working at the campus site located at Leisure World, an active older adult community located in Lansdowne, VA, this position will work with the Campus Pastor to provide leadership for the music ministry of the church through creative worship planning, leading music in the worship service, and recruiting, leading and guiding the gifts of the congregation as they serve God through music. This is a part-time, salaried position. Click here for the job description (pdf). Applicants should contact Jeff Kimmel, Executive Director, at (Posted on 8/21/14)

Director of Children and Youth Ministries (Alexandria, VA)
Franconia United Methodist Church in Northern Virginia, is looking for a part-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. Please click link: for the complete job description. The deadline for applications is September 2, 2014. Interested candidates should send their resumes and references by e-mail to (Posted on 8/20/14)

Vocal Ministry Leader: Part Time
Christ Church, 8285 Glen Eagles Ln, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, is seeking a Vocal Ministry Leader. Position Overview: The Vocal Ministry Leader serves as a vital support to the music ministry at Christ Church. The position is designed to provide leadership, coaching & support to vocalists within the music ministry to sing with confidence and passion as they lead the congregation in singing praise and worship of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The vocal ministry leader will lead both front line singers (vocal team) and the worship choir. Recommended Qualifications: •Demonstrated experience and references in leading vocal performance music; •Working knowledge of music theory; •Basic vocal arrangement understanding; •Fluently read sheet music; •Keyboard skills; •Ability to teach hearing harmony by ear; •Experience with Finale or other comparable scoring software; •Servants heart. Please apply at: (Posted on 8/19/14)

Communications Coordinator
Virginia Beach United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator. This person will implement an overall plan for marketing and communicating the work and mission, message, and ministries of VBUMC via church website, social media venues, email, print, and oral announcements. They will create designs and review, edit, and revise communications materials generated by department or church staff to ensure accuracy, clarity, and consistency in line with approved visual identity standards. They will also develop and lead the communications strategy for the overall mission and ministry of the church. Strong Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite skills are a must. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and letter of interest to: (Posted on 8/19/14)

Director of Children’s Ministry
Virginia Beach United Methodist Church is seeking a 30 hour per week Director of Children’s Ministry. This person will be eligible for employment benefits including vacation leave, sick leave, and medical and dental insurance. The Director of Children’s Ministry provides staff leadership in the spiritual foundation of children (Birth – 5th Grade) to meet the VBUMC mission and vision, recruits and resources volunteer children teams, monitors budget expenditures, and works with the ministry director team to create and coordinate church-wide ministries for children including oversight of the teams that lead our Seaside School, Care By Community, and Vacation Bible School. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and letter of interest to: (Posted on 8/19/14)

Director of Contemporary Worship
Shady Grove UMC – Short Pump is seeking a Director of Contemporary Worship to serve as the primary worship leader for the contemporary worship service.  Duties include directing the Genesis Praise Team and serving alongside the Associate Pastor on the Contemporary Worship Planning Team. This is a part-time, salaried position.  Click here for a detailed job description (pdf).  Please submit resume to by September 15, 2014. (Posted on 8/18/14)

Connections and Events Manager
Floris UMC, Herndon, is seeking a Connections and Events Manager. The primary purpose of this position is to manage Connections Ministry for the church. Connections Ministry is comprised of two major areas: Guest and Member Services, and Event Support and Management. Through Connections Ministry, Floris hopes to engage members and guests into the life of the church. The manager is responsible for the recruitment and management of volunteers, the development and implementation of programs and events, and the overall hospitality experience at Floris UMC. This position will also be the point of contact for outside organizations looking to host events at Floris UMC and will lead volunteers in the management of community related events. Working with other ministry areas within the church, the manager will work to develop a standardized approach to Guest and Member Services and Event Support and Management. The ideal candidate for this position will be professional, independent, and have a love for hospitality, service and community events. With a servant’s heart and team spirit, this individual will need a can do attitude, be creative and love working with people. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Cover letters and resumes should be submitted by e-mail to: (Posted on 8/18/14)

Part-Time Director of Music
Westhampton United Methodist Church is a small-to-medium size suburban church in the near west end of Richmond with an active congregation and growing children’s and youth ministries. Westhampton UMC is seeking a part-time (10-12 hours/wk) Director of Music who will serve under the general direction of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, in consultation with the Pastor and the Worship Design Team. This musician must be an experienced organist for our Allen (ADC-7300) 3-manual digital organ which is in excellent condition. Additionally we have a Yamaha grand piano and a three octave set of Malmark handbells. Choral accompanying and directing for all ages is expected, and handbell directing is preferred. Westhampton UMC has one traditional worship service each week and other special services during the year. The average annual salary is $16,000 depending upon experience and qualifications. There are two weeks of paid vacation, annually. Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter to the Music Search Committee, Westhampton UMC, 6100 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226 or by email to (Posted on 8/15/14)

Dunns Chapel UMC, Montpelier, is a small country Church that averages between 10-15 people a Sunday.  The pianist would play for the 11 a.m. worship service - prelude, hymns, offertory, and postlude. No choir. The starting pay is $250/month. Interested persons may contact Greg Dean at 804-651-8331 or e-mail him at Start date is Sept. 7 (Posted on 8/14/14)

Assistant Director of Children's Ministry
Centreville United Methodist Church is seeking an Assistant Director, Children’s Ministry, to assist the Director in facilitating faith formation in children (birth – 6th grade) and provide support and nurturing for both children and their parents. The children’s ministry will work to build children’s faith in the areas of spiritual formation, fellowship, service, and worship. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf) or visit the church's Web site at  Application (from Web site) along with a resume should be submitted by Sunday, August 31 to the CUMC SPRC at

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Nimmo United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, is currently accepting applications for a Director of Children and Youth Ministries to serve a full time position (40 hour per week). This position requires an energetic, flexible, and mature Christian candidate with strong organizational and communication skills, proven leadership abilities to empower children, middle and high school youth, and volunteers to grow in their Christian faith. Qualified applicants please send your resume and a cover letter to Nimmo United Methodist Church, 2200 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, Attn: Search Committee or email by August 31st. For more information call Rev. Clark Cundiff at 757-427-1765 or visit our website at (Posted on 8/13/14)

Choir Director
Forest Road United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, VA. is seeking an experienced choir director/worship leader. This is a part-time position with initial responsibilities for working with pastor to plan music and leading the small adult choir. Must have excellent keyboard skills. Knowledge of contemporary worship music helpful. Send resume to Ray Buchanan at or Forest Road UMC 2895 Old Forest Road, Lynchburg, VA 24504, attn: Ray Buchanan. (Posted on 8/12/14)

Director of Youth Ministries
Full time position available, First UMC, Martinsville. Position involves planning, coordinating, and conducting weekly youth meetings. Director is to develop comprehensive Youth Ministry reaching youth from grades 6 – 12. Director is responsible for recruiting, counseling, teaching, as well as coordinating youth small group ministries. Will serve as staff liaison to Church Council, as well as plan and implement mission activities for youth. Responsible for other duties as assigned. Contact Keith at (Posted on 8/11/14)

Youth Director
Toms Brook United Methodist Church is accepting resumes for the position of Youth Director. The position requires 15 hours per week, and the annual salary range is $8,000 to $11,000. A full ministry description is available upon request. Send resume to Toms Brook UMC, P.O. Box 99, Toms Brook, VA 22660 or email to:, or fax to: 540-436-3428. (Posted on 8/11/14)

Part-time Music Director
Grace United Methodist Church, Parksley, VA is seeking a committed, experienced individual for a salaried position that is currently part-time. Responsibilities include working closely with the pastor in worship planning, preparation of chancel, bell, youth, and children’s choirs, and supervision of other music staff. Resume can be sent to: Grace UMC, Atten: Pastor, PO Box 1042, Parksley, VA 23421. No Phone calls please. (Posted on 8/11/14) 

Permanent Organist/Accompanist
Messiah United Methodist Church, Springfield, Va. 22152. Part-time/permanent: 16-20 hours per week. Three Sunday services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11 am. Choir Rehearsals: Thu 7:45-9:15 pm & Sun 7:45-8:15 am. Education and experience: minimum BM, prefer MM, and 5+ years service playing. Essential skills: sight reading and accompanying; flexibility and versatility. Monarke custom digital organ (2011): 4 manuals, 102 stops and 118 virtual ranks. Salary within AGO guidelines. Closing date: We expect to fill the position by 1 October. Submit recordings: one hymn and one piece of your choice. Send resume and audio examples/web links to: Ms. Cathi Eifert, Director, Church Administration, Messiah UMC, 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield, VA 22152. For more information, phone Cathi Eifert at (703) 569-9862, ext. 121, or e-mail: (Posted on 8/8/14)

Director of Congregational Care and Education
Porterfield United Methodist Church, a 2,800-member congregation in the South Georgia Annual Conference, seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to develop, equip, and direct the areas of Congregational Care and Education. This person will work with Porterfield’s ministry team in the development and implementation of a new model for Congregational Care. This position is a full-time position. The person who fills this position will report to the Senior Pastor, but must be able to work effectively in a ministry team. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Deadline to submit resume: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Please send resume to with “Porterfield Director of Congregational Care/Education” in the subject line. (Posted on 8/7/14)

Director of Contemporary Worship
Round Hill United Methodist Church in Winchester, VA is seeking applicants for the Director of Contemporary Worship. Responsibilities include worship planning, leading rehearsals, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, and leading the Sunday morning and other contemporary worship services. This position is estimated at 8-10 hours per week. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Those interested in applying can send their resume and letter of interest to:, or Round Hill UMC, 2993 Northwestern Pike, Winchester, VA 22603. (540) 877-2317. (Posted on 8/6/14)

Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant
First UMC Fox Hill, Hampton, is seeking a full-time secretary/administrator at a medium-size United Methodist church. Experience is required. Principle Function: Manage and/or perform all of the administrative tasks and secretarial functions of the church office in support of the church's mission and staff; reporting directly to and working principally for the Senior Pastor. Duties include acting as receptionist, typing and producing bulletins and newsletters, maintaining membership rolls, administrating a small discretionary fund, purchasing church supplies, maintaining the church calendar and coordinating activities. Maintain online/web calendar, maintain general church social media presence, and ensure that church web-links are up-to-date. Must be competent in word processing, general office procedures, interpersonal skills, verbal and written communications, and the operation of standard office equipment. Should have a working knowledge of computer networks, be able to troubleshoot, and provide technical support on computer equipment and software for staff. Should be friendly and willing to assist church members in times of need. This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) with some benefits. Please respond no later than August 22, 2014 and email resume to or mail resume to First United Methodist Church Fox Hill, 1 Salt Pond Road, Hampton, Virginia 23664. (Posted on 8/6/14)

Ebenezer United Methodist Church (EUMC) is seeking two part-time receptionists. The ideal candidates will have a strong faith, be warm and friendly, compassionate, calm and professional with an excellent phone manner, strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook), and have some familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Excellent time management skills, organizational ability, detail oriented and the ability to multi-task in a busy office environment are a must. Morning Position will work 8:45-1:00, Monday, 8:45-12:45 Tuesday through Thursday, 8:45-4:15 every other Friday and 8:30-12:30 every other alternating Sunday morning. Afternoon Position will work 12:00-4:15, Monday, 12:15-4:15 Tuesday through Thursday, 8:45-4:15 every other Friday and 8:30-12:30 every other alternating Sunday morning. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, August 15, 2014 at 12 noon. You should include the following when submitting your application packet: your resume, a completed application and a cover letter. Please indicate which position you are interested in (morning, afternoon or either). You may submit your application packet in one of three ways: Application and information is available at (Posted on 8/5/14)

Music Director (Part-Time)
Bethany United Methodist Church in Purcellville, VA is taking applications for an experienced, part-time Music Director. Part-time will entail each Sunday morning, one evening choir rehearsal per week and special services such as Christmas Eve and Holy Week, etc. Ability to play piano preferred but not required. Send resumes, attention: SPRC Chair, to or by mail to Bethany UMC, 100 West Main Street, PO Box 487, Purcellville, VA 20134. For more information or to request a job description, e-mail or call the church office at 540-338-7648. (Posted on 8/5/14)

Administrative Assistant
Vale United Methodist Church in Oakton, VA is seeking an enthusiastic and engaging part-time Administrative Assistant (avg. 20-25 hrs weekly). The qualified candidate should enjoy working with people and have strong administrative and receptionist skills to assist the pastor and staff in the daily needs of the active congregation. Salary is commensurate with experience. Vale is a vibrant and mission-driven congregation seeking to align their lives with the way of Jesus Christ; to invite others to journey together and; to move beyond its walls to create a more just and loving world. The complete position description and qualifications are available at Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Vale is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. (Posted on 8/5/14)

Music Director/Accompanist (Organ and Piano)
Lebanon UMC in Hanover is a mid-size church with a very active and committed congregation. LUMC holds 2 services each Sunday, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The Music director/accompanist will lead and rehearse with the choir weekly and direct the choir at the 11:00 service, as well as holiday services such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday , and rotating involvement in community-wide celebration of Thanksgiving and Easter Sunrise. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Salary is commensurate with experience. For more detailed information see the church website at: or call 804 746-0980 for the church office. Email letter of interest and resume to Jan Simpson Staff/Parish Chairman at (Posted on 8/5/14)

Assistant Director of Youth Ministries
Shady Grove (Mechanicsville) UMC is seeking an Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, to work part time (approximately 15 hours weekly). SGUMC is a vibrant and rapidly growing church in Mechanicsville, VA, a suburb of Richmond. This dynamic and creative leader will work in partnership with youth (grades 6-12), their parents, church staff and volunteers to nurture and lead multiple youth ministries. These include weekly youth events, mission trips, retreats and other activities. This will be an amazing, unique opportunity to work collaboratively with a diverse and creative ministry team. Candidates should have at least 2 years of college education with emphasis in Christian leadership and management, effective communications skills to include social media, the ability to work collaboratively and connect with youth with energy and joy that promotes their faith development. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Interested candidates can apply by emailing Application deadline is August 20, 2014. (Posted on 8/1/14)

Preschool Teacher
Timberlake UMC Early Learning Center (Lynchburg) is growing! We are searching for teachers for our Toddler and Three year old classes. We are looking for energetic and organized individuals with great interpersonal and leadership skills. Minimum requirements: • Bachelor’s degree or High School Diploma with child care experience in a preschool environment. • Willingness to work with children 2-5 years of age is essential. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, September – May, 8:45 – 12:15. The primary role of the Teacher: • Provide our students with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. • Give many opportunities to promote physical, mental and social development. • Provide our children with quality learning opportunities. • Ensure safety and supervision of the children. • Manage the classroom including organization, cleanliness and functionality. Toddler and preschool teacher opportunities open for qualified candidates only. Background checks are required as conditions of employment. Creativity, maturity, flexibility, and professionalism are a “must.”  Applications are available at our web site Submit application and resume along with salary history and availability by August 6, 2014. TUMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (Posted on 7/31/14)

Communications Assistant
Sterling United Methodist Church in Sterling, Virginia is seeking a Communications Assistant (25 hours/week) in the church office. The Communications Assistant is responsible for implementing the church's communications through various media and print formats. This position handles the coordination and development of all church publications including: church bulletins, the monthly newsletter, weekly announcements and brochures. In addition, the position maintains the SUMC website and social media outlets. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf).To apply for this position: Please submit your most recent resume along with a letter of interest to Chairperson, Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling, VA 20164. You may also send your documents electronically to (Posted on 7/31/14)

Children’s Handbells, Youth Choir, and Music Administration – Part-time 30 hours/week
Centreville United Methodist Church (CUMC)/Job Opportunity/Children’s Handbells, Youth Choir, and Music Administration: The CUMC SPRC is seeking a part-time Assistant Director and Administrator to direct three children’s handbell choirs, the Youth choir (Voices In Praise), and provide administrative creativity and support to the music staff and volunteers. This person will work with the Director of Music to plan music for the choir year, direct choirs, provide for the nurture, care, and spiritual growth of the individuals within the choirs, and provide administrative support. Applications and a complete job description are available at Check the home page under Quick Links and click on Employment Opportunities. Candidates should submit a job application, along with a resume, to the SPRC at immediately. CUMC is located at 6400 Old Centreville Road in Centreville, VA 20121. (Posted on 7/30/14)

Church Secretary (part-time)
Wesley United Methodist Church in Hampton, VA is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to serve as Church Secretary (part-time, 15/hrs./week, Mon. -Thurs.) to support our vital, growing church. The Secretary is responsible for a variety of important functions to include: church office operations; record keeping; database management of membership; file and office inventory management; website maintenance; developing weekly church bulletins; report development; church event calendar maintenance; developing outstanding customer relations and other duties. The Secretary also serves as the pastor’s administrative assistant. The incumbent will be able to manage multiple priorities and workflow, be flexible, yet work well with details, and work successfully with groups or independently with limited supervision. To Apply: Interested parties must submit a résumé, letter of application, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references: by e-mail to; by mail to Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. All application materials must be received/postmarked no later than 5pm, August 11, 2014. For more info, go to (Posted on 7/29/14)

Youth/Music Education Director/Deaconess
Resurrection United Methodist Church, Chesapeake Virginia, is seeking a dynamic individual and/or a qualified deaconess for Christian education for young adult, youth, and children, and music leader for adults, youth, and children in a growing multi-cultural church with many youth and young adults. JOB DUTIES: • Teach or lead Christian education programs; • Recruit and/or train volunteers, empowering and equipping others for service; • Organize and/or facilitate small groups; • Encourage and/or plan meaningful worship, devotions, or prayer time; • Coordinate social ministry activities, reaching out to those who are marginalized; • Music Director working with all ages – children, youth, adults, and families;This Deaconess position combines faith and service to church and society.JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • Theology courses at the undergraduate or graduate level; • Specialized ministry courses; • Deepening of spiritual and prayer life; • Development of attitudes and vision for ministry to the whole people of God. The ability to unselfishly meet the needs of others through practical help. • Adminstration. The ability to organize and manage, working with and through others to achieve goals. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please mail resume to: ATTN: Staff Parish Relations, 1322 Centerville Turnpike N., Chesapeake Virginia 23320. (Posted on 7/28/14)

Director of Christian Education
Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church St., Asheville, NC 28801, a 3,000+ member church, is seeking a full-time Director of ChristianEducation with an emphasis on Children and Family Ministries to assist in its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. For more information, please contact the Rev. Luke Lingle (, and for a full job description go to (Posted on 7/28/14)

Director of Child Development Center
Elizabeth B. Sherman Child Development Center, a ministry of Front Royal United Methodist Church,  is seeking a part-time (20 hrs/wk) Director to provide experienced leadership to our dynamic child development program.  This person will have leadership responsibility for the center, its staff and students, including marketing, relationships and educational standards.  Passion for children, education and experience in leadership a must.  Please submit electronically to by Aug 10.   Contact Cary Burke, or  Pastor Denise,  for more information, or (Posted on 7/22/14)

Administrative Assistant
Mechanicsville United Methodist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia seeks to employ an Administrative Assistant. This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, 9 am until 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Click here for a detailed job description (pdf). Qualified applicants should submit a resume and/or interest letter to the church office,, Attn: Pastor Kerry D Boggs, or USPS 7356 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, Attn: Lorie Battiata, Staff-Parish Relations. (Posted on 7/22/14)

Director of Children's Ministries
Saint Andrew's United Methodist Church, in Richmond, Virginia, seeks a part-time Director of Children's Ministries. The purpose of this position is to continue to grow and expand the children's ministry, age 3 through grade 5, of the congregation to reach the larger community. Primary responsibilities include planning, preparing and leading a weekly children's program; planning and assisting volunteers to implement an annual Vacation Bible School; planning and organizing curriculum for Children's Church; chairing Children's Council and related responsibilities. Candidate should have good communications skills, excellent organizational skills, an ability to be a team player, and a strong desire to help children grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ. A complete job description can be obtained by contacting our church office at 804-270-2869. The online application is available at (Posted on 7/21/14)

Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, VA is seeking a pianist to serve on our music staff. Job responsibilities include serving as rehearsal pianist and accompanist on piano for the Sanctuary Choir and Joyful Noise Singers (the children’s choir) and playing the piano for the 10:00AM Sunday worship service and for additional special services as required. Email your resume to Rafael Scarfullery, Music Director, at Please visit our website at to learn more about Aldersgate UMC. (Poted on 7/21/14) 

Director of Youth Ministries
Reveille United Methodist Church, a congregation of 1,600 members, in Richmond, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a full time Director of Youth Ministries. The Youth Minister will guide and manage the programs that support the spiritual growth of our youth, grades 6-12. The dynamic individual will have a strong desire to support the continued growth of a program of 80+ youth in building disciples of Jesus Christ through teaching, worship, fellowship and mission. The qualified person will work with families of youth to provide resources and support for parents; will develop Christian youth leaders; and will incorporate the youth fully into the life of the congregation. The Director of Youth Ministries will direct and work closely with the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries; will also work closely with the Director of Music and youth choir program. The qualified candidate will have a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to the church as the body performing God’s work. Will have five plus years experience with youth ministry leadership in a large or mid-sized church, have a desire to work with youth, and will have a Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent knowledge in United Methodist theology. A licensed, commissioned or ordained deacon designation in UMC is highly desirable. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications. A successful background check is required for this position prior to hire. Submit resumes and cover letter to: (Posted on 7/21/14)

Children’s Choir Director 
St. John's United Methodist Church, Springfield, seeks a dynamic and talented individual to director our Children’s Choir. This position provides an opportunity to grow the children’s choir and assist with implementing the vision of St. John's Music program. The individual will perform the duties as Children’s Choir Director through effective administration, personnel supervision and energetic Christ centered activities with a loyalty to St. John's and it's church family. A degree in music is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate would: Be creative and willing to think outside the box, while continually striving for musical diversity and excellence; Have high energy; Enjoy being a team player in the music ministry and children’s ministry. This is a part time position with the work largely centered around Sunday mornings, though seasonally will require some flexibility. • Teach St. John’s Children’s Choir on Sunday morning • Select suitable music, anthems, and other enrichment materials to teach the children’s choir • Lead the Children’s Choir to participate in worship services and present music once a month • Assist St. John’s Minister of Music to teach the summer Music Camp and summer Vacation Bible School• Identify and recruit Children’s Choir members • Provide reporting to PSPR committee for Children’s music activities and participant numbers. The Children’s Choir Director will utilize the St. John's website, weekly bulletin announcements, monthly Chimes newsletters, social media, to include telephone, texts and e-mails to families to promote Children’s Choir activities and programs; • Communicate, encourage and engage adults including choir parents within the Church to participate in planning, supporting and executing programs and activities for Children’s Choir. This is a Part Time position not to exceed 4 hours per week. For additional information or to submit your Resume please send to: (Posted on 7/17/14)


Pastoral Counseling of Northern Virginia (PCNV) has a position available for a full-time well-qualified counselor/therapist. PCNV is a non-profit pastoral counseling center with offices located throughout Northern Virginia. PCNV has a multi-disciplined staff providing pastoral counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. The applicant should have appropriate education, credentials and certification/licensure (or nearing completion of such). While not necessary, preference is given to those currently practicing in Northern Virginia who already possess or desire a full-time caseload, looking to join an experienced, collegial and non-hierarchical setting in which to do their work. While not necessary, preference is also for those who desire affiliation with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. PCNV offers an attractive compensation package based on a high percentage of fees collected, as well as Accountable Reimbursement Policy, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, Conference/Continuing Education/ Wellness Funds, 401(k), Clergy Housing Allowance and Travel Allowance. In addition, PCNV offers a collegial setting, flexible work schedule and provides both professional liability and general liability insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing their professional goals and reasons for wanting to join PCNV along with a current resume to Dr. Gary L. Hulme, PCNV, 4094 Majestic Lane #237, Fairfax, VA 22033-2104. E-mail: Web site: Phone: 703.449.1944 ext. 261 (Posted on 7/22/14)





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