(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.


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


Union Baptist Church


Contact Name: Rev. Mike McMillion (Pastor) or Leigh Pamphilon (Ministry Assistant)

Contact Phone Number: (864) 348-7896

 Contact Address: 703 Barnes Station Road, Iva, SC, 29655

Contact Email Address: unionbaptist@wctel.net

Type of Position: Minister of youth

Job Description: The primary purpose of this position is to nurture relationships and foster growth in the lives of our youth and parents through direct involvement and intentional discipleship.  Also, the position requires the support of the day to day ministries of the church by aiding the Senior Pastor.

Preferred Major: Not required

Hours Needed:  Full Time

Compensation: $40,000

Deadline to submit application: August 31 or until filled



Jonesville Baptist Church


Contact Name:  Julie Stover

Contact Phone Number- 864-674-5367

Contact Address; jonesvillebaptist@bellsouth.net

Type of Position:  Director of Youth and Young Adults- Full Time

Children’s Director- Part-time

Job Description:

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  2. Must at least have a high school diploma.
  3. Must have a clean driver’s record and be able to pass a SLED background check.
  4. No tobacco products.
  5. Must join or move membership to JBC
  6. Work with children in grades 1-6
  7. Create/maintain an outreach to children in the church/community.
  8. Provide a minimum of one (1) activity per month while school is in session
  9. Provide a minimum of two (2) activities per month during the summer. 
  10. Have every outing away from the church chaperoned by a minimum of one (1) chaperone per five (5) children for the smaller children; there should always be a chaperone of each sex so that children can be supervised wherever they go.  During an outing, a same sex chaperone must accompany child/children to the restroom to ensure their safety, or, with the other children use the buddy system.
  11. Provide an activity during no-school days such as holidays and teacher workdays.  This is in addition to the one activity per month, not to exceed two (2) activities per month.  If the director is unable to attend an activity due to work schedule, the director may designate someone else to head up the activity; not to exceed one (1) substitution per quarter.
  12. All activities must include a segment of Bible lesson and/or activity during the event (a short devotion is acceptable).
  13. All children involved in an activity must have a current emergency contact information on file; director must be in possession of said information during the activity. (Children’s committee can help with updating.)
  14. Be responsible for teaching the children during the Discipleship Training hour when AWANA is not meeting.  The director may delegate the lesson if director is on vacation.  
  15. Maintain roster for workers for Children’s Church and supply lesson plans (master lessons are purchased by JBC)
  16. A CDL is a plus.
  17. Children in 4K and 5K may be included in activities if a parent/grandparent agrees to accompany a child.
Compensation: 10K a year
Deadline to submit application: 6/30/17


Jonesville Baptist Church


Contact Name:  Julie Stover

Contact Phone Number- 864-674-5367

Contact Address; jonesvillebaptis@bellsouth.net

Type of Position:  Director of Youth and Young Adults- Full Time

Job Description: The Director shall be a man gifted for the office and consistent with the guidelines given in 1st Timothy 3:1-7.  He shall have a minimum or at least working towards a bachelor’s degree with a background in Christian Ministries.

Duties: It shall be the duty of the Director to work under the supervision of the Senior Pastor to develop and implement well-rounded programs for grades 7-12 plus the young adults up to age 23.  Programs shall include activities that promote discipleship, missions, fellowship, and recreation.  The primary purposes of these programs are to reach the lost for Jesus Christ and to prepare the young for Christian service.


  1. A typical forty-hour workweek will be based on ministry at church, visitation, school efforts, and office work plus duties as may be assigned by the Senior Pastor.  The position is also to be ready to supply the pulpit for church services as needed.
  2. Minister a minimum of twice a week in the local schools.  (A meal purchased at the schools will be reimbursed by the church if the school visit is during meal times.)
  3. Ministry efforts shall include grades 7-12 (Youth) and young adults through age 23, and develop outreach efforts for each group.
  4. Develop programs, recruit students, and lead Sunday and Wednesday night youth programs.
  5. Develop programs, recruit students, and plan events for young adults.
  6. Stay updated on student ministry efforts and ministry developments outside of JBC that may be beneficial for students JBC.
  7. During the summer months, develop and manage regular weekly recreation and bible study at JBC.
  8. Assist with VBS, including overseeing all youth volunteers.
  9. Prepare position budget recommendations for presentation to the Finance Committee.
  10. Be faithful in attendance at Church functions and organizational meetings thereby demonstrating commitment and leadership to the entire ministry at JBC.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Compensation: total package- 45k a year
Deadline to submit application: 6/30/17


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


Concord Baptist Church


Contact Name:  Travis Laflin

Contact Phone Number:  704-300-7701

Contact Address: PO Box 70, Bostic, NC, 28018

Contact Email Address: travis4christ@gmail.com

Type of Job:  Part-Time Youth Pastor

Job Description:  Responsible for leading and teaching grades 6th-12th and engaging them in the mission and vision of the church to reach others for Christ.  We are looking for someone who shares in our Vision to share Christ, and disciple believers.  On who has a passion for teenagers and desires to use their calling to pastor and serve the Lord. 

Hours Needed:  Part-time (TBD later)

Compensation: 9,000-12,000 per year

Deadline to submit application:  July 31, 2017


Sanctuary Church (Greenville, SC)


Contact Name: Phyllis Foster

Contact Phone Number: 864-235-7024

Contact Email Address; 302 Parkins Mill Road, Greenville, SC, 29607

Contact Email Address: pfoster@sancchurch.com

Type of Job: Music Leader

Job Description: To provide music leadership to the worship ministries of our church.  The music leader will work in conjunction with the pastor to lead the church to worship God.  The music leader will be able to communicate in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of God.


  1. A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a growing personal walk with Him
  2. A commitment to the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of our church
  3. Experience of involvement in and leadership of a music program in a local church
  4. A commitment to moral purity


  1. A heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation
  2. Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading a church in worship
  3. Skilled in leading vocalists and instrumentalists in producing a unified worship experience
  4. Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, Power Point, and video projection
  5. Ability to incorporate other art forms as desired
  6. A self-starter
  7. A team plater with a positive attitude


  1. Build the necessary teams to help facilitate the worship experience of the church
  2. Plan the corporate worship services in consultation with the pastor and do so with prayer, forethought, theological accuracy, and musical appropriateness; ensure that all the musical and technical aspects of the service advance the theme for the day; oversee song and choral selection, media preparation and presentation, sound and lighting enhancements, and coordination of all instrumentalists and vocalists
  3. Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals necessary to facilitate worship in the weekly service
  4. Build contacts and relationships with local musicians for both evangelistic and staffing purposes
  5. Set annual goals for the worship ministry that are in line with our vision and then evaluate how those goals were attained or modified during the year

Hours Needed: 10-15 a week


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


Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Contact Name:  Scott Courtney

Contact Phone Number: 828-268-9294

Contact Address:  2676 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC, 28043

Contact Email Address: mountvernonforestcity@gmail.com

Type of job: Youth Minister/Children’s Minister (Two jobs are currently open as we have recently divided the previous position into two distinct part-time positions)

Job Description:  The Minister of Youth will work with youth from ages 6th grade until 12th grade.  A specific list of duties is available from the church office.  The main duties include leading Bible Studies on Sunday and Wednesday nights and a monthly activity as well as a one week summer camp.  The minister of children will lead in children’s activities for ages from birth to 5th grade.  The minister of children will especially need to coordinate volunteers to lead on Sunday and Wednesday nights.

Hours needed: 10-20 for youth.  10 or less for children

Compensation: The youth minister’s position pays $11,000/year.  The children’s minster position is $5,000/year.

Deadline to submit application: May 31

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.


Velocity Church


Contact name: Caleb Kestner

Contact Phone Number: 864-979-5975

Contact Address: 1720 Reid School Rd

Contact Email Address: CalebKestner@VelocityChurchsc.org

Position: Internship-Children’s

Job Description: Sunday mornings and 5 hours a week.  Has to have a passion to serve in children’s ministry babies to 5th grade.

Hours Needed: 5 hours

Compensation: Volunteer


Velocity Church


Contact name: Caleb Kestner

Contact Phone Number: 864-979-5975

Contact Address: 1720 Reid School Rd

Contact Email Address: CalebKestner@VelocityChurchsc.org

Position: Internship-Production

Job Description: Sunday mornings and 5 hours a week.  Needs to have an understanding of MAC, Pro-presenter, planning center, and lighting software.  Needs to have a passion to work in church worship ministry

Hours Needed: 5 hours

Compensation: Volunteer  


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


Lee Road Baptist Church


Contact Name: Todd Stewart (Pastor)

Contact Phone Number: 864-325-6642

Contact Address: 1503 East Lee Road, Taylors, Sc< 29687

Contact Email Address: pastor@leeroad.com

Type of Job: Part-Time Minister of Music

Job Description: Part time leader of musical services at the church.  Must be able to blend and incorporate Praise and Worship songs.

Preferred Major: Not Required

Hours Needed: 12-15 Hours per week

Compensation: $300 a week

Deadline to submit application: until filled


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


First Baptist Church - Spartanburg, SC


Contact Name -  Martha Blackstone

Phone Number - 864-699-4244

Email Address - mblackstone@fbs.org

Position - Associate Preschool Director

Job Description - Assist the Preschool Director in a variety of duties including: Supervising and

Recruiting volunteers, assisting with special events CVBS, Christmas, Summer Camps, and other duties as assigned

Compensation- Negotiable (PT)



Zoar Baptist Church


Contact Name: Alex Carroll

Phone Number - 704-466-4359

Email Address - arcarroll92@gmail.com

Position - Part-time Worship Leader/Minister of Music

Job Description - Zoar Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a part-time Worship Leader/ Minister of Music.  Our church is made up of various ages ranging from infants to senior citizens.  Musically, we participate in a blended style worship service (traditional and contemporary).  Candidates should be able to successfully blend the two elements into one worship service while maintaining Christ as the centered focus of the service.  The successful candidate would also be responsible for coordinating the various music programs of the church (i.e. children’s choir, praise team/band, senior adult choir, hand bells, etc).  Our vision is to “See our city transformed as we become more like Christ and lead others to him.”  A complete detailed job description can be obtained by emailing Alex Carroll, Worship Leader Search Committee Chairman

Hours Needed:  Sunday morning worship and Wednesday evening rehearsals are required.  Worship is at 10:00am and rehearsal is at 7:45pm (this time cold be adjusted if need be).  Other hours for special services and other rehearsals may be required.  Specific office hours are negotiable

Compensation - TBD-Based on experience and education
Deadline to submit application- Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Salem First Baptist Church


Contact Name: Pastor Krezdon

Phone Number - 864-903-4870

Email Address - pastor.wesleyan.church@gmail.com

Position - Youth Position (Part-time)

Job Description - Contact Pastor Krezdon for details of the position.  Housing may be possible since it is a long commute.

Compensation - Negotiable (PT)
Deadline to submit application- N/A


Bethany Wesleyan Church


Contact Name: Raymond E. Ford Sr.

Phone Number - 864-590-1829

Email Address - pastor.wesleyan.church@gmail.com

Position - Music Director and Youth Leader

Job Description - Part-time position that will lead music practice Wednesday and Sunday evenings. Lead the Sunday AM, PM, and the Wednesday night services with the youth.

Compensation - Negotiable (PT)
Deadline to submit application- N/A



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.