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Ministry / Church Related / Faith Based Jobs and Internships

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 jlancast@bsc.edu.


Long Term Volunteer (full time for 1 year, stipend/housing) after graduation
SOME (So Other Might Eat), Washington DC,  http://volunteercorps.some.org/
Year long, full time, residential program in Washington DC. Make a significant social justice impact in the lives of those who are homeless, poor, or marginalized.  Volunteers are involved in nearly all aspects of SOME’s programs, including housing for families or single adults, job training, addiction programs, elderly services, food distribution or our medical and dental clinics.  The type of service assignment depends upon the needs of SOME, along with the match of gifts, ability and flexibility of the volunteer.

Benefits: Room and board, health coverage, paid stipend, work experience.  Eligibility: 1 year commitment of 40 hours per week, 21 years of age or older, college grad or equivalent. 


Pianist (part time paid)
Pleasant Grove UMC, 452 Ninth Ave, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127, 205-744-7171 http://www.pgum.org/
9 miles from BSC posted 2/2/17
We are seeking someone with a strong Methodist background. Wednesdays evenings and Sunday mornings, 4 hours per week - $100/week. Salary negotiable if available to direct the choir as well.
Donna Pridmore, Pastor-Staff Parish Relations
Bridget E. Dowdy, Pastor Mobile #337-4480


Children’s Ministry (Part-time paid)
Pleasant Grove UMC, 452 Ninth Ave, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127, 205-744-7171 http://www.pgum.org/
9 miles from BSC posted 2/2/17
A heart for children and a call to mission work. Desire/gifts/graces to connect with children and their families in our community. Responsible for a weeknight program and special activities. Beginning at $15/hour
Donna Pridmore, Pastor-Staff Parish Relation
Bridget E. Dowdy, Pastor Mobile #337-4480


Alabama Rural Ministry Summer Staff: Day Camp Counselors, Site Leaders and Construction Coordinators.
Auburn, AL. http://www.arm-al.org/

Day Camp Counselor: Day camp is VBS on steroids! You’ll serve alongside our mission teams to coordinate Bible lessons, recreation, educational enrichment, and more for 25-30 kids ages 5-10. Over 150 hours of classroom experience with kids from low-income communities makes this a great position for those interested in elementary education, social work, psychology, or human development and families.
Site Leader: Site leaders manage and direct the summer mission intern and volunteer teams and oversee all operations at each mission site including meals and housing. They have typically served with ARM before, but exceptions are made for highly qualified candidates with great leadership and organizational skills in a mission context.
Construction Coordinator: Gain hands-on residential construction experience (prior experience is preferred but not required) by serving with families seeking a home that is safe, warm, and dry. You’ll also learn invaluable project planning and management skills as you coordinate plans, tools, and materials for our mission teams.

For more info and to apply: http://www.arm-al.org/summer/summer-staff/summer-staff-2017/#joinourteam
Rolling deadlines: Dec. 1, 2016, Feb. 1, 2017 and April 1, 2017


Summer Internship - paid (Various Locations)
North Alabama Annual Conference has a place for you. Explore your call in one of our wonderful sites as you become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ with those in under-resourced communities. “We live out our call most fully when we are a community of faith with arms wrapped around a community of pain.” (John M. Perkins)

For a brochure and application visit www.umcna.org/exploration2017 or Religious Life, Norton 120. Application deadline is Feb. 28, 2017.


Camp Staff - paid
Camp Sumatanga 3616 Sumatanga Road, Gallant, AL 35972, 256-538-9860 http://www.sumatanga.org/

Sumatanga Summer Camp Staff work hard, play hard, get dirty, sweat a lot, serve a lot, lead others and each other, participate, facilitate, cooperate, educate, inspire, and encourage for an entire wonderful and exhausting summer. We're looking for people who are willing to put themselves last... for competent and creative leaders... for team players who are willing to love and accept children and youth as they are, to appreciate procedures, to embrace small-group camping philosophy, and to serve with a selfless desire to share God's love with everyone.

To apply visit http://www.sumatanga.org/2017-summer-staff-information.html Counselor and Summer Operational Staff interviews will begin in February. Applications and references should be submitted by February 11th, 2017.


Student Ministry Internship (10 hrs/week paid)
Vestavia Hills UMC, 2061 Kentucky Ave., Birmingham, AL 35216 205-822-9631, http://vhumc.org/ posted 12/13/16. 10 miles from BSC.

Support, encourage and engage 6-12th grade students in their faith by building relationships with them. Mainly Wed. and Sun. and special events. Contact Emily Boles, eboles@vhumc.org.

For Application Packet email jlancast@bsc.edu or come by Religious Life, Norton 120.

Children’s Ministries Director (10 hrs/week paid)
First United Methodist Church, 110 Sunset Drive, Hueytown, AL 35023 www.hueytownfirst.org
12 miles from BSC posted 10/27/16.

Teach the children to worship, praise and honor God through the organization and administration of interesting children’s programs conducted in a loving and safe, yet structured and disciplined approach based on Biblical principles and in accordance with the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Must have skills in planning, organizing, communicating, teaching, and delegating. Will meet with other children leaders to plan and implement the children’s ministry program, coordinate volunteers for all children’s ministry events including nursery, plan children’s ministries programs for the year and provide input to the church calendar, and coordinate with others in planning and scheduling children’s ministry events to avoid scheduling conflicts.

For a full description visit Religious Life or contact jlancast@bsc.edu. To apply mail a resume to Ellie Duncan at 5604 Lynchburg Circle Hueytown, AL 35023 or email a resume to ellieduncan@aol.com


Student Ministries Director (20hrs/week, paid)
First United Methodist Church, 110 Sunset Drive, Hueytown, AL 35023 www.hueytownfirst.org
12 miles from BSC posted 10/27/16.

Organize and implement programming for youth, recruit and train adult leadership, recruit new youth, support the contemporary service, maintain social media presence, attend all scheduled church services and attend staff meetings. For a full description visit Religious Life or contact jlancast@bsc.edu. To apply mail a resume to Ellie Duncan at 5604 Lynchburg Circle Hueytown, AL 35023 or email a resume to ellieduncan@aol.com


Director of Youth Ministry (Paid- Part Time)
Bivens Chapel United Methodist Church 3581 Cherry Avenue, Brookside, AL 35214
Updated 9/19/16 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 sam.frazier@umcna.org.


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 cathyegbc@att.net 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, efreeman@umcna.org, http://winfieldfumc.com/ 72 miles from BSC. Post updated 09/09/16
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 http://www.claymethodist.org/home.htm Contact: clayunitedmethodist@charter.net Please insert “Youth Leader” in email subject. 25 miles from BSC. Post updated 9/9/16
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.


Pianist (Part Time, Paid)
Grace Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 869 Highway 52, Helena, Alabama 35080, (205) 426-1233
www.gracechristianchurch.org 23 miles from BSC Posted 09-09-16
Pianist to play for worship services on Sundays, 10 am. Pre-service rehearsals at 9:15 am. No weekday rehearsals. Salary is $75 per Sunday. For further info, contact Minister of Music, Phyllis Kirk (205-960-1877) or pskirk@bellsouth.net.