Career Opportunities

If you want an academically informed study of the Bible, if you have a passion for justice and compassion for the world, and if you are interested in how the Christian faith intersects with social issues today, we have a path for you.

Congregational Ministry

The need for trained, qualified, and passionate ministers is greater right now than at any point in the past 50 years.

There are almost 9,000 churches in our state. According to Carolina Demography, “nearly half of the North Carolina’s population (48% or 4.5 million) are adherents to some religion.”^ By numbers, Baptists constitute the largest tradition, with 1.5 million. United Methodists make up the second largest group, with more than half a million members. AME Zion, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics are also well represented.

Potential areas of ministry:

  • Youth / Children
  • Church Planting
  • Pastoral Leadership / Preaching
  • Music / Performing Arts
  • Spiritual Formation
  • International Missions

Other Vocational Paths

Careers other than ministry chosen by alumni:

  • Public Health Official
  • Lawyer
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Social Worker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor / Fundraiser
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Military or Hospital Chaplain

Potential employers:

  • Nonprofit organizations / youth camps
  • Universities / schools
  • Marketing and advertising agencies
  • International humanitarian aid groups
  • Local, state, and federal government

Skills & Competencies

  • *Problem solving
  • *Persuasive writing skills
  • *Creative & original thinking
  • *Clear communication
  • *Organizational leadership & teamwork
  • *Detailed knowledge of the Bible & the Christian tradition
  • *Emotional intelligence
  • *Cultural competency