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BSC students, are you looking for a job? Below you will find ministry, church related and faith based jobs and internships in local churches and organizations. For more info on these postings feel free to drop by the office of Religious Life, Norton Campus Center 120 (behind the post office). If you would like to post a job or if you find a posting is filled, please email Jennifer Lancaster at

Oak Tree Ministries Reading Club Assistant (part time/paid)
1:30-6:00pm, Tuesdays $60 per day.

6428 Madrid Ave, Birmingham, AL 35206,
10 miles from BSC
posted 8/15/16

The Reading Club Assistant will assist the Director in any and all tasks including set-up/break-down, assisting volunteers with their students, leading a small group of children in an activity, lesson, or game, and working with an elementary student one-on-one with homework, reading, or a skill-based activity. If you would like to see what an afternoon at club looks like you can watch this short video: To fully enjoy this rewarding job, applicants need to: - Love working with children - Be patient, dependable, and compassionate - Be enthusiastic about learning and reading - Exhibit excellent communication skills. Contact:
Halie Kawell, Academic Director, Oak Tree Ministries, 704-975-5675,

Recreation Ministries Coordinator (part time/paid)
Vestavia Hill UMC 2061 Kentucky Ave Birmingham AL 35216
10 miles from BSC posted 4/8/16

The Coordinator will assist the Director of Health, Wellness, and Recreation Ministries and will organize recreational activities to provide opportunities for church members and people from the community to strengthen mind, body, and spirit; connect recreation participants into the larger life of the church; implement and organize a public calendar for the day to day operations of the Lighthouse and other recreational activities; lead a high quality, active culture supportive of The Lighthouse functioning as a gathering place for the church and community. Degree preferred.

For a full description and to apply visit Religious Life (Norton 120) or email

Recreation Ministries Assistant (part time/paid)
Vestavia Hill UMC 2061 Kentucky Ave Birmingham AL 35216br /> 10 miles from BSC posted 4/8/16

The Assistant will assist the Director of Health, Wellness, and Recreation Ministries and the Recreation Ministries Coordinator in maintaining Recreation Ministries at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church and providing a clear and accessible bridge for the community to the church.

Scope The Assistant will provide support in the day to day operations of Recreation Ministry, including management and oversight of the Lighthouse as well as organization and assistance with Upward Sports.

For a full description and to apply visit Religious Life (Norton 120) or email

Summer 2016 Intern Opportunity
P.E.E.R Youth Summer Camp Intern (part time paid $1250 for 8 wks)

P.E.E.R., Inc. aims to empower a thriving, diverse, low-income community in the eastern area of Birmingham through resources for healthy living, learning, and working. P.E.E.R., Inc. serves South East Lake and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Youth Summer Camp is for children 6-13 at East Lake UMC, 7753 1st Ave. S.., Birmingham, AL 35206. Responsibilities: Cooking demonstrations and classes, community garden maintenance and lessons, and activities and education at the East Lake Market. 15 hours per week for eight weeks 6/9-8/6/2016. Schedule varies, includes afternoons and some Saturdays.

For more info and application come by Religious Life or email

Fall 2016 Internship Opportunity
Learn & Serve Internship: (non paid, must fund raise)

As an L&S internship you will be stretched mentally, physically and spiritually. We are looking for interns that are mature in their faith and are capable of modeling a lifestyle of love and service to our participants. What to expect: Training in appropriate technology such as water purification, sustainable agriculture, and fuel efficient cook stove. Experience teaching appropriate technology to North Americans., An inside view of the inner workings of a grassroots non-profit organization. Exposure to international community leaders from around the world. Experience teaching, leading, fostering, encouraging and learning from youth and young people from around the United States.

IMPORTANT DATES: Application Deadline: May 1, 2016, Fall 2016 Internship dates: August 17, 2016-December 11, 2016. For more info and to apply come by Religious Life (Norton 120) or contact

About SIFAT: Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT) is an international Christian nonprofit organization that merges faith and appropriate technology for the purpose of enabling international community leaders to go back to their countries and train their own people who are struggling to meet their basic needs of food, water and shelter. We have a 176 acre campus in Lineville, AL that serves as our "home base".

Internship (Volunteer with lodging ) (6months to a year)
Coventry Cathedral, United Kingdom

KEY DATES: Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 13th April 5pm
Interview Dates: Thursday 21st April
(Candidates will be notified on Friday 15th April if they are to be invited for interview)

A Volunteer Reconciliation Internship at Coventry Cathedral is for those seeking to develop their understanding of reconciliation and peace building as part of Christian mission community.
It offers the opportunity to:

  • Live and participate as part of a residential learning community on the Cathedral site.
  • Gain experience in a working environment;
  • Develop skills in project management, research and group facilitation.
  • Learn and explore a range of issues in relation to the theology, practice and spirituality of reconciliation.

All interns will have opportunity to contribute to the successful delivery and development of the Reconciliation Ministry at the Cathedral

For a complete description and application visit Religious Life, Norton 120, or contact Or visit


RUSH Summer Mission Camps, Summer 2016 (Paid plus room and board)

Summer interns with Urban Ministry's Joe Rush Center for Urban Mission (Walnut Grove United Methodist, 1126 Wilkes Rd, Birmingham, AL 35228) have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of low-income homeowners in the Birmingham area - and in the lives of high school and middle school student volunteers from around the country.


  • Commit to working May 31 through August 6. This is a 10 week period and only eight of these weeks will be Mission Camp weeks. The first week is an orientation/training week, and the RUSH Center is closed the week of July 4. Any other week that may not have groups scheduled for a mission camp is still a work week, though you can choose to take the week off without pay. Choosing to work would mean painting.
  • Be present at the Walnut Grove Dorm facility Sunday afternoon (by 3 pm, unless otherwise specified) through Friday noon on weeks that groups are scheduled.
  • Supervise groups (high school and middle school with their adult leaders) at the work sites throughout the week along with Site Manager Joe Moore.
  • Supervise groups while staying at the Walnut Grove dorm facility.
  • Maintain inventory and supervise cleaning and placement of all work supplies.
  • Observe and enforce (through group leaders) all rules described in the packet for participants.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of faith-based programs for the participants in the camp.
  • Participate as needed in outreach to youth groups as a representation of RUSH and Urban Ministry, Inc.

Intern take home pay is $2500, or $250 per week for the 10 week period (plus room and board) to be paid in twice-monthly periods.

For more information about the joys of summer service at Urban Ministry's Joe Rush Center for Urban Mission, contact Danny Jones at or (205) 781-0517, x101.

Contemporary Worship Leader (Part time paid, 10-15 hrs)
First UMC, 110 Sunset Drive, Hueytown, Alabama 35023 11.6 miles from BSC posted 2/18/16
Assist pastor in overseeing weekly contemporary worship service. Lead a team in music, art, and technology. Primary responsibility will be preparing the Contemporary Worship Band, recruiting band members/volunteers as needed, and leading rehearsals. Must be a Christ follower with knowledge of the Christian traditions, preferably United Methodist. The ability to relate to and lead people in a Christ-like, caring manner is essential. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in music and/or arts desired but not required, experience in leading contemporary worship services, strong contemporary vocal quality; ability to play instrument desired but not required, ability to coordinate media, sound, lighting, and other technical skills of a contemporary service, ability to lead & teach volunteer musicians, organizational skills.

Student Ministry Intern (paid, 10-15 hrs/wk Sundays & Wednesdays, one week day and some weekend retreats)
Bluff Park UMC 733 Valley St Hoover AL 35226 10 miles from BSC post updated 2/10/16

Build relationships with the students, serving as a resource and support person for the director and infusing each program with playfulness, creativity and enthusiasm. In the process, this person will gain practical experience in leading a sustainable student ministry. Contact Bart Styes at or 205-822-0910.

Internship for Worship Leaders (ongoing) paid
First United Methodist Church Birmingham, 518 19th St North, Birmingham AL 35203 10 minutes from BSC, Blake Hobbs, Loft Worship Leader , First Church Birmingham, 205-254-3186 ext 112

First Church Birmingham is looking for musicians (electric guitar, bass, keys, drums, violin, cello) and female vocalists to help lead worship on Sunday mornings in our modern worship service. Responsibilities will include: one rehearsal during the week and leading worship on Sunday mornings. Updated post 10/21/16

Director of Youth Ministry (Paid- Part Time)
Bivens Chapel United Methodist Church 3581 Cherry Avenue, Brookside, AL 35214
Updated 10/21/15. 9 or 12 miles from BSC depending on route

Candidate will work with 6th through the 12th grades and will be responsible for planning and conducting Sunday evening gatherings; organizing events; developing a Bible study (preferably on Wednesday evenings, but not required); and building relationships with future youth by participating in some children's programs. Also will coordinate activities with the pastor and be part of the ministry team. Contact Pastor Sam Frazier, church 205.674.5110 or cell is 205.492.6947 or

Youth Director (paid part time)
First UMC, 7833 Parkway Dr Leeds AL 35094 20 miles from BSC posted 10/16/15 updated 2/10/16

Responsibilities: Coordinate youth program and activities for the church, recruit, organize, and supervise the Youth Counselors, seeing that Safe Sanctuary policies are used and observed in all activities, resource the volunteer counselors (parents and others) with curriculum and other materials, work in conjunction with the pastor and other staff members to coordinate and build a creative youth ministry. Contact Rev. Don Neal or Lisa Honeycutt at 205-699-8575.

Youth Director (paid part time 10-15 hours/week Sundays 9-noon and Wednesdays 6-8pm)
East Gardendale Baptist Church, 360 Tarrant Road, Gardendale, AL 35071 Phone: 205 608-0889
(8 miles north of BSC) posted 9/9/15

Responsibilities: Build and coordinate youth program, plan activities. Work in conjunction with the Pastor and Associate Pastor and other staff members. Applicants can email resume to or mail resume to: East Gardendale Baptist Church, 360 Tarrant Road, Gardendale, AL 35071 Attention: Cathy Edwards

Youth Director (Part-Time paid- minimum 10 hours/week - weekend housing available)
First United Methodist Church, 835 Bankhead Hwy, Winfield AL 35594 Rev. Earl Freeman, Pastor
(205) 393-2232,, 72 miles from BSC. Posted 10/5/15 Updated 2/10/16

Candidate will develop a consistent youth program for students in grades High School, must be in church Sundays, available to lead students on trips and retreats, enlist volunteers, and abide by Safe Sanctuary Guidelines of the UMC. Candidate must have a desire to make a difference in the lives of students in our church and community, exhibit strong personal faith and guide students in a relationship with God, and relate responsibly with parents. Prefer a United Methodist or be will to teach UM material and participate in UM events.

Youth Leader (part time Sundays and Wednesdays)
Clay United Methodist Church, 6790 Old Springville Rd Pinson AL 35126 Contact:

25 miles from BSC. Posted 10/7/15 updated 2/12/16

Must be prayerful about and willing to fill the following needs: Willing to start and build a youth group from the ground up, be a presence in the local middle schools and high schools in our area, be available for youth small group on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and organize and lead youth events and off campus activities. Expected days of attendance: Sunday am and Wednesday pm, flexible hours for community involvement to be discussed.