Opportunities for Ministry

Regional Representative, Our United Outreach

Our United Outreach, the principal funding source for all agencies, boards, and ministries of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, is looking for Regional Representatives in certain geographical areas.  A successful candidate for Regional Representative will:
  • Have a record of long-term support for Our United Outreach and the various ministries of the church.
  • Display interpersonal skills that will lead to the development of relationships that will lead to broader support of OUO.
  • Possess a willingness to travel within the region assigned for presentations, seminars, and similar educational opportunities.
  • Co-operate and collaborate with the Director, other Regional Reps, the Stated Clerk, and the Our United Outreach Committee in presenting a clear, concise, and unified message in promoting OUO across the denomination.
This is a part-time position. Compensation will be in the form of a stipend. The amount of compensation and payment terms will be mutually agreed upon. Travel expenses will be approved by the Director and reimbursement issued upon submission of receipts and an expense report. Those interested in exploring this unique opportunity to serve the Cumberland Presbyterian Church should submit a brief resume to: Rev. Mike Sharpe, Stated Clerk, Cumberland Presbyterian Center, 8207 Traditional Way, Cordova, Tennessee, 38016. For general information contact Rev. Sharpe at MSharpe@cumberland.org or Rev. Hudson at gchudson3@gmail.com. The cutoff date for applications is 31 December 2015.

Posted: 6 October 2015

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Ministries

The Ministry Council is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant. This part-time position (minimum 20 hours per week) is housed in the denominational headquarters (Center) in Memphis (Cordova), Tennessee.

Process: Applicants must submit a complete application in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application includes three parts as outlined below:

  1. completed online application form;
  2. current resume (pdf); and
  3. three letters of recommendation describing the candidate’s professionalism and abilities including successful experience in meeting simultaneous deadlines. (Please note that Denominational Center staff members may NOT provide letters of recommendation).  

Once an applicant has completed and sent the online application, s/he is asked to email a current resume (pdf) to the attention of Edith B. Old, Director of Ministries, at ebo@cumberland.org.  Individuals providing letters of recommendation are asked to email those letters directly to ebo@cumberland.org.

DEADLINE: Complete applications (including online application form, resume and 3 letters of recommendation) must be received no later than NOON (Central Daylight Time) on Friday, June 12, 2015. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered.

Initial phone interviews of qualified applicants begin June 15, 2015. Following these interviews, individuals with whom the Interview Panel desires to meet in person will come to the Denominational Center for a second interview in late June. Ideally, the successful candidate will begin work in early July, following satisfactory completion of a background check.

In addition to the job description, the following position competencies will be important:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent meeting planning skills.
  • Excellent technology skills.
  • Familiarity with the history and polity of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America. 

Posted: 28 February 2015

Full-time Pastor

The Pineville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located in Pineville, Arkansas, is searching for a full-time pastor to shepherd a weekly congregation of 50-60 ranging from pre-school to the elderly. Competitive compensation package including insurance, retirement, and a 3 bedroom 2 bath parsonage.

Pineville is located 5 minutes from the White River and its world famous trout fishing; 15 minutes from Norfork Lake and its fishing, boating, water sports, and camping; and 15 minutes from the Ozark National Forest which affords numerous hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting opportunities. Nearby Calico Rock has a wonderful public school as well as a hospital and clinic to meet health needs.

If interested please contact: Tim Killian, Search Committee Chair, 870.373.1026


Posted: 27 January 2015

Youth Pastor

Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Springfield, TN, is looking for a youth and children’s pastor. This is a part time position that will hopefully lead to a full time position as we grow. Mt. Denson is just north of Nashville with an expanding population and with many cultural and educational opportunities. Please email résumés to the pastor, Rev. Andrew Ward.

If you have questions, please call 615.456.9136 for more information. Pay is based on experience. This would be a great opportunity for a student who is going into family and youth studies or ministry. You can also check us out on Facebook and our website.

Posted: 19 December 2014

Pastor - Clark's Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Clark's Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church held its first service in 1902 and is one of the oldest churches in the East Tennessee area. We have had 38 pastors to date. The church has no debt, a comfortable budget, and a charming sanctuary/building facility. The congregation could be considered a rather young body, with very few members that are over 70 and no home-bound or nursing home members at this time. Average worship attendance is around 50. Most of our members are in the work force with a majority being educators. We have a great love of music in the worship service and use video in leading both traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs in worship.

Clark's Grove enjoys several special events: traditional Easter Egg hunt, worship services on the grounds, Trunk-or-Treat observance for the community, fantastic VBS programs, a traditional drive-thru nativity at Christmas, the Hanging of the Greens Service, ladies CPW monthly meetings, camps, and monthly fellowship dinners.

The church seeks an energetic and practiced speaker with knowledge of the Bible. We have many scholars in our membership and love a Bible teacher. We currently have few youth but would love a pastor who could spark that program. Our services always provide great music and we have several talented soloists. The youth participate with handbells. We have had pastors who did not live in the area and commuted to the church—but we desire a local pastor who could participate in the community and in civic opportunities to promote our church. We will consider a tent-making arrangement for a minister so inclined.

The congregation has both a website, clarksgrovechurch.org, and a presence on Facebook.

Any interested parties may contact session clerk and pastor search committee chair Lynn Waters by email, or by using any of the following contact information:

Lynn Waters, Realtor/GRI, 1213 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville TN 37801

Phone: 865.983.0011

Cell: 865.604.2287

Posted: 8 October 2014

Pastor - Part-Time

The Casey Cumberland Presbyterian Church is seeking a Cumberland Presbyterian minister to serve part-time for its small rural congregation. Candidates must have alternate source of income. Send resume and letter of interest to: Casey Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 21, Casey, IL  62420

Posted: 01 October 2014

Site Manager - Crystal Springs Campground

Crystal Springs Camp, Inc. in Kelso, Tennessee is a church campground owned by the Tennessee Synod of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Our facility serves rental groups from various churches for summer camps and retreats. We strive to foster and maintain a Christian environment for campers to draw closer to God.

We are seeking a Christian site manager/camp caretaker who sees this position as not just a job, but a vital role in the camping ministry. The responsibilities of this position include overseeing and maintaining all properties of the camp and also serving as the primary Crystal Springs representative to the groups who rent our facilities. Person must be able to operate the equipment, maintain and make repairs on camp properties. For information about the camp, please visit our website at www.crystalspringscamp.org. Click here for the Job Description. This position offers a salary, health insurance for the employee, and a residence on the campground.

Resumes may be sent to Rev. Brent Wills, Camp Director at:  bwills9185@yahoo.com 

Rev. Wills may be contacted by phone at: 615.449.3258

Posted: 9 September 2014

Part-time Youth Director/Pastor

The Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located east of Nashville, TN, is in search of a part-time Youth Director/Pastor to implement the vision of the Christian Education Committee by developing high quality and engaging classes, groups, and events for youth in grades 7th-12th (with possible expansion to 5th – 6th grades).  Points of emphasis of this person would be engagement with families to encourage participation, helping our youth to grow spiritually, and increasing participation in the youth programs.  We desire a person with strong leadership skills who can teach others to be effective Christian leaders.


  1. Strong Christian faith and a commitment to education of youth.
  2. Willingness to comply with the standard of conduct for Christians as defined by the Cumberland Presbyterian Confession of Faith.
  3. Ability to engage in a warm and caring manner with youth and adults.
  4. Ability to mentor children and youth.
  5. Organized and has effective communication skills.
  6. Familiar and comfortable with social media and other modern communication techniques.
  7. Music gifts highly desirable.


The Youth Director will work with the Christian Education Committee as he or she implements plans in each of these areas.  Adult volunteers from the congregation will be called upon to provide their skills, talents, time and other resources.

  1. Regular Sunday evening youth group meetings.
  2. Special youth fellowship events.
  3. Service projects for youth and families.
  4. Chaperone events to encourage growth and spiritual formation in youth such as retreats and summer camps that are led by the Presbytery.

Relationship Building and Encouragement

The Youth Director will build relationships with families and youth and make use of those relationships to help youth and children grow spiritually. The following are a few examples of ways this can be accomplished.

  1. Encourage youth to participate in summer camping programs.
  2. Communicate with families about youth events and programs. Use appropriate forms of technology to publicize these events and programs including the church website, the church/youth Facebook page, Twitter, the bulletin, and the newsletter. Frequency of this communication will vary from daily to monthly.
  3. Attend Sunday morning worship regularly (possibly teaching a Sunday School class for middle schoolers).

Accountability, Hours, and Compensation

  1. The Youth Director will be accountable to the Christian Education Committee.
  2. Expected hours for this job average about 7hrs/week.
  3. Compensation based upon skills and experience.
  4. There are no medical/retirement benefits for this job other than funding (amount TBD) for training

Interested persons should send resume with cover letter to:

       Donelson Cumberland Presbyterian Church

c/o Terri Fletcher

       2914 Lebanon Road

       Donelson, TN 37214

       or via email at

Posted: 5 September 2014

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