(864) 977-7000

Serving as a bridge between NGU and a global community of churches and ministries, the Office of Church Relations plans and represents NGU at church and denominational conferences.

In addition, Church Relations schedules the NGU student ministry teams:


Scheduling a Ministry Team


If you would like to schedule a ministry team for your event, complete the online form or contact Mayson Easterling, Executive Director of Church Relations by email or phone (864) 977-7055.


The Office of Church Relations assists Alumni and current students seeking ministry employment opportunities. If you are a church and/or ministry organization and would like to post a full time, part time and/or internship job opportunity on our website to promote the position, please complete the online form or contact Meredith Lewellen for more information.


Buford Street United Methodist Church


Contact Name: Jim Johnston
Contact Phone Number:  (864) 680-0114
Email Address: captaineggaday@charter.net
Church or Organization: Buford Street United Methodist Church
Church Address: 120 E. Buford Street
 Gaffney, SC 29340
Type of Position: Part Time
Name of Position: Director, Youth & Children's Ministries
Job Description: Buford Street United Methodist Church in Gaffney, SC seeks a Christ-centered and joyful-spirited individual to lead its youth and children’s ministries by collaborating with church members to direct the activities and spiritual development for ages 3-18. The salaried position requires 15-hours per week, including weekends. Applicant must provide references and a SLED background check.
 Send letter of interest and resume to Buford Street United Methodist Church; c/o Pastor-Parish Relations Committee; 120 E. Buford Street; Gaffney, SC 29340 or e-mail captaineggaday@charter.net by September 25th.
Compensation: Negotiated

Expires October 21, 2017


Milestones Church 


Contact Name: Dena Wilson
Contact Phone Number: (864) 583-1403
Email Address: denaw@milestoneschurch.com
Church or Organization: Milestones Church
Church Address: 885 Simuel Rd.
 Spartanburg, SC 29301
Type of Position: Part Time
Name of Position: Director of Children's Ministry Part-Time
Job Description: Milestones Church in Spartanburg is hiring a part-time Director of Children’s Ministry. 

The primary responsibility of this position is to lead the Sunday morning program for K5-5th grade. Applicant must have a love for Jesus, ministry experience with children, high energy, and the ability to recruit and train volunteers. This position includes planning periodic trips/activities, including typical summer programs for children. 

Applicant must be available to attend Monday morning staff meetings.

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on a 20-hour work week. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter expressing your philosophy of children’s ministry to ben.coates@ngu.edu.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Expires: October 21, 2017


Camp UMC, Shallotte, NC


Contact Name:  Glenn Humbert

Contact Phone Number: 910-393-7045

Contact Email Address: ghumbert@localfirstbank.com

Type of Job:  Children’s and Youth Director

Job Description:  The Director will be responsible for the discipleship of youth and children at Camp UMC (grades K-12) and the surrounding community.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the desire and ability to nurture and develop a personal relationship between our youth and Jesus Christ.  The Director will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing youth programming with the United Methodist tradition and will recruit, lead, and support adult volunteers who are called to youth ministry.  A detailed job description will be provided upon request.

Expectations: As a servant of Jesus Christ, called by God to serve the community of faith that is Camp United Methodist Church, the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries will

  1. Faithfully pray for the members of the staff and the church;
  2. Accept the distinct spiritual gifts of each staff member and their God-given personalities;
  3. Maintain confidentiality and discourage any discussion that does not build up, affirm, or encourage others;
  4. Be a generous receiver and giver of forgiveness;
  5. Be willing to both give and receive praise and constructive criticism;
  6. Respect the authority of those in positions of authority;
  7. Exhibit a high moral standard in their personal and professional life, and strive for excellence in ministry;
  8. Strive for a healthy balance between ministry responsibilities and their personal life;
  9. Commit time to growing spiritually as an individual and as a staff member and encourage others in their walk with Christ;
  10. Listen to other members of the staff, respect their opinions, and always strive to keep the lines of communication open.

Hours Needed: 40/week

Deadline to submit application: 10/30/17





Contact Name: Keith Mincey

Contact Phone Number: 864.430.9753

Contact Address info: doublesprings.org

Position: Youth Minister- Part- time

Job Description: Double Springs is searching for a youth minister (male or female) to develop and coordinate youth program for middle and high school. Our youth meet on Wed. nights in our gym youth room and Sunday evenings either in gym or in a home. We do not have a Sunday evening service but have growth groups who meet in homes. Sunday mornings would be teaching youth at 9:30 am bible study. We are looking for someone to love and encourage and bless our youth. We also desire to love and encourage and bless them and you!

Compensation: Negotiable 



Earle Street Baptist Church


Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville, SC is looking for a full time Minister to Preschoolers and Children. Experience working with preschoolers and children is required. The ideal candidate will have a background in Early Childhood Education, with seminary preferred. Visit www.esbcgreenville.org for a complete job description. Please submit a resume and cover letter to mpcesbc@gmail.com on or before October 2, 2017  


Holly Springs Baptist Church


Contact Name:     Mike Cruce

Contact Phone Number:     (864) 804-7840

Email Address:     Cruce42@aol.com

Church Address:     251 Hannon Road
Inman, SC 29349

Type of Position:     Part Time

Name of Position:     pianist

Job Description:     play for 8:15-9:00 a.m. traditional service each Sunday. Mostly hymns...

Compensation:     Negotiable

Deadline: September 28, 2017


Chiquola Baptist Church


Contact Name: Lindsay Gagnon

Type of Position: Full Time Worship and Senior Pastor

Job Description:  Chiquola Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Worship and Senior Adult Pastor. The responsibilities of this position include leading and directing a blended music ministry that includes a choir, praise team, soloists, and musicians. The pastor would also be responsible for coordinating the Senior Adult Ministry within the body of our church. If you feel led to apply for this position, then please send your resume and a video or a link to chiquolabaptistchurch@gmail.com.

Deadline: September 31, 2017 


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church


Contact Name:  Phillip Piper

Contact Number: 864-704-4940

Type of Position: Full Time Pianist

Job Description: Play every Sunday morning, Sunday night, and for choir practice Sunday night before the service. 

Deadline:  N/A



Trinity Presbyterian Church


Contact Name: Paula Marsh

Contact Phone Number:  864-525-0180

Contact Address:  405 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC, 29690

Contact Email Address:  pmarsh1998@gmail.com and cc/trinitytr.org

Type of Job:  Interim Youth Director

The purpose of the Youth Ministry at Trinity Presbyterian Church is to REACH, RELATE, REVEAL, and REPLICATE the Gospel of Jesus Christ to middle and high school age youth through worship, ministry, evangelism, fellowship, and discipleship.

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Travelers Rest, SC is currently seeking an Interim Youth Director who will model and practice a Christ-centered, balanced lifestyle that includes personal spiritual discipline; and who will commit to a visual presence and role model for our youth in the congregation and community. Our Interim Youth Director will have the opportunity to assist in weekly worship and to work closely with the Head of Staff and the Discipleship Committee to nurture the spiritual growth and development of our middle and high school age youth by programming regular Sunday and Wednesday events, coordinate, supervise and lead summer programs and missions, as well as plan local outreach events. We are looking for someone who is approachable, loves to be involved with middle and high school youths. He/She will need to be organized, tech savvy, and in constant interaction with the youth and their parents utilizing a high level of community, activities, and discussions. The Interim Youth Director will need to continuously communicate the love of Jesus Christ to the congregation and be led by the Holy Spirit in guiding our youth and in seeking to be a contemporary disciple of Jesus Christ in all of life.

Educational requirement: Currently seeking or have obtained an undergraduate degree.
For further information and to submit your resume please contact Paula Marsh via phone, (864) 834-1038 or email to pmarsh1998@gmail.com. When submitting your requests or resumes, please cc trinity@trinitytr.org.



First Baptist Church, Spruce Pine, NC


Contact Name: Dr. Rock

Contact Address: 125 Tappan Street, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777

Contact Email Address: doctorrock1@yahoo.com

Type of Job: Full-time Student Ministry Leader

Job Description;  Leader of K-12, Youth grades 7-12, Bible teachings and mission projects, plan and coordinate church volunteers to work with children k-6 grades.

Preferred Major: Bachelor’s in related field


First Baptist Church Swannanoa


Contact Name:  Dr. Jeff Dowdy

Contact Phone Number:  828-686-5123

Contact Address:  503 Park Street, Swannanoa, NC, 28778

Contact Email Address: jdowdy@fbcswan.org

Type of Job:  Contemporary Worship Leader

Job Description:  Lead a contemporary worship service once per week.  Preparation and practice will also be a necessity

Hours Needed:  15

Compensation:  $300 per week

Deadline to submit application: 09/08/17



El Bethel Baptist Church


Contact Name: Kenny Roan

Contact Phone Number: 864-804-2058

Contact Address: PO Box 2809, Greer, SC, 29652

Contact Email Address: elbethelbaptistc@bellsouth.net

Type of Job:  Part Time Minister of Children and Youth

Job Description:  Develop and maintain a personal relationship with the children youth and their families.  Plan and coordinate events such as Wednesday nights and Sunday school.  Leader of events such as back to school bash, Easter celebration, fall festival, etc.  Plan, develop, and implement an outreach ministry for the youth and their families.

Hours Needed:  12-15 hours per week (Sunday morning and night, Wednesday nights)

Deadline to Submit Application:  ASAP

Morningside Baptist Church


Contact Name: John Rogers (Member of Search Committee)

Contact Phone Number: 864-415-8851

Contact Address: 879 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29302

Type of Position: Part-Time Worship and Music Director

Job Description: Facilitate/oversee senior adult choir and traditional choir; work closely with the pastor in selecting music for worship services.

Compensation: Flexible

For more information, contact John Rogers.


Cornerstone Baptist Church

Contact Name: Darrell Engle

Contact Phone Number: 803-634-9574

Contact Address: 100 Cornerstone Drive

Contact Email Address: tnorris89@hotmail.com

Type of Job: Associate Pastor/Music Minister

This is a full-time position in which the Associate Minister has dual responsibilities

  • The Associate Minister will be responsible for developing and growing Cornerstone's family ministry particularly with respect to its children's ministry
  • The Associate Minister will be responsible for leading Cornerstone's music ministry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a family ministry program that will grow Cornerstone's membership with respect to families with children (K-12 grade levels).  These responsibilities include providing leadership for all church children's activities as well as relationship building with families and individuals.
  • Be responsible for Cornerstone music ministry.  The Associate Minister will:
    • Select the music to be used during Sunday service (coordinate with Senior Pastor).
    • Oversee an adult choir through recruitment and weekly rehearsals (Wednesday evenings).  
    • Lead the choir and the congregation during the music portions of Sunday and Wednesday services.
    • Be responsible for special programs (e.g. Christmas and Easter services) as well as weddings/funerals/ and other church related activities as requested by the Senior Pastor.
  • Be responsible for development and management of the budgets for the family ministry and music ministry.  This is done in collaboration with the Church Stewardship Committee.
  • Participate fully in the life and activities of Cornerstone Baptist Church including abiding by the tenets of the Southern Baptist Convention.

 Note that the Associate Minister may also be asked to provide some pastoral care support including hospital and home visits, phone calls, counseling, and other means of member support in consultation with the Senior Pastor and as time allows.

Key Qualifications:

  • Must have musical abilities necessary to lead a music ministry.
  • The ideal candidate will have completed a B.A. degree.
  • Be a committed follower of Christ.  Must be willing to comply with the tenets of the Southern Baptist Convention (through a signed agreement of The Baptist Faith and Message).

Salary: The starting salary/package of this full-time position is $36,000 per year paid biweekly, monthly or as agreed.


Lake Lure Baptist Church


Contact Name: Anton Roos

Contact Phone Number: 828-429-8825

Contact Address: 6837 U Hwy 64/74a Lake Lure NC, 28746

Position: Youth Program Director- Part- time

Job Description: Develop and coordinate youth program for middle and high scho9ol.  The church is located about 45 miles from campus in Lake Lure, NC.  There are approximately 10 regular youth members now with a great potential to grow.

Hours needed: Up to 20 hours per week

Compensation: Negotiable

Deadline to submit application:  Position is open until suitable candidate is found.



Reidville First Baptist Church


Contact name: Patti DeYoung

Contact Phone Number: 864-431-3369

Contact Address: PO Box 190, Reidville, SC 29375

Contact Email Address: RFBC140@gmail.com

Position: Director of Music

Job Description: Seeking music director who has experience in a blend of church music- traditional, contemporary, as well as praise and worship.

Hours Needed: Sunday 11 a.m. service and 6 p.m. service


Look Up Lodge


Abby Friend        

Phone Number - (864) 836-6392

Contact Address - 100 Look Up Lodge Rd., Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690

Email - abby@lookuplodge.com

Position -  part-time camp activity staff

Job Description - Look Up Lodge, a Christian camp located just a few minutes from NGU, is looking for college students willing to work weekday afternoons during the fall semester.  Responsibilities include manning the giant swing, climbing tower, zip line, paddle boats, canoes, water slide and camp store. No experience necessary.  Contact Abby Friend at 864-836-6392 or abby@lookuplodge.com for more information.

Hours needed - some weekdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Compensation - minimum wage




Financial assistance is available to South Carolina Baptist students who are pursuing a church-related vocation.

The South Carolina Baptist Convention annually expresses its support of students committed to a church-related vocation by offering financial assistance to South Carolina Baptist students enrolled in South Carolina colleges and universities and seminary students enrolled in one of the six Southern Baptist seminaries. 

Financial assistance is provided through the Cooperative Program and the Richard Furman Scholarship Fund and is administered by the Scholarships Committee of the Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. 

Criteria for this scholarship are:

  • An active resident member of a South Carolina Southern Baptist Church for at least nine (9) months prior to the beginning of an academic school year and approved by action of the church where they are an active member.
  • Applications will not be accepted without church recommendation. (Southern Baptist missionary dependents whose parent(s) list South Carolina as their home state will be eligible for the scholarship.)
  • Enrolled full time in a South Carolina college/university or seminary accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Applications will not be accepted without your written description of your calling to a Church Related Vocation.
  • Student must be able to establish the need for financial aid and agree to participate in a ministry-related practical experience of a maximum of 3 hours per week under a designated supervisor.
  • Student must be classified as a full-time student and maintain a grade point average of "C" or its equivalent.
  • Student must attend a personal interview session held during April. These sessions are scheduled in three geographical areas of the state.

Applications may be completed online before March 15 at the link below. 

Church Related Vocation Scholarship - Must be a Christian Studies, Youth Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Media Ministry, Christian Worship Arts & Leadership, or Church Music major.  Will receive up to $800 per year for a full time student. No application required and scholarship is renewable provided you keep one of these majors. Please see the Financial Aid Office for more information if you do not automatically receive it.

SC Baptist Convention Scholarships -The Executive Board of the South Carolina Baptist Convention offers two (2) types of scholarships for those seeking a church related vocation. The Church Related Vocational Scholarship (CRVS) is for undergraduate students and the Richard Furman scholarship is for SBC seminary and SCBC university students seeking a masters degree. Please visit their website for more information.