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Director of Youth Ministry - Desert Foothills UMC, Phoenix, AZ

DFUMC is looking for the right candidate to lead youth ministry for students in grades 6-12. This person should demonstrate a basic knowledge of youth development and age appropriate programming that is welcoming and inclusive. This person must listen well, communicate effectively with people of all ages, and be skilled in collaborative planning and implementation of a vital ministry or program. Candidate must work well with others, delegate responsibility, and follow up accordingly to get the job done. Applicant should have a vision for the ministry as well as a passion for the students and their families. The Director of Youth Ministry is primarily responsible for leading a Christ centered program that supports and guides students on their faith journey.

For more information or to Apply please Click Here 

Music Director - Song of Life UMC, Queen Creek, AZ

Song of Life UMC in Queen Creek, AZ, is looking for a part-time Music Director for Sunday morning worship services. This position's primary responsibility is for traditional worship, but will assist with contemporary worship. Other duties include: participating in choosing hymns and communicating with all staff and volunteers; coordinating additional weekly musical offerings; leading and/or coordinating rehearsals with worship leaders, additional musicians, or special music persons on a regular basis; and creating and coordinating with children's ministry team the integration of music into children's ministry.

Job requirements include a demonstrated skill as a musician; good interpersonal skills; and organization, prioritization and time management skills.

For more information please contact Susan Lewis at or call 480-641-1200. (9-6-16)

Pastoral Assistant - Vista de la Montana UMC, Tucson, AZ

Vista de la Montana has a position open for a "Pastoral Assistant". Areas of work include children, youth and publicity promotions.  Position closes August 17, 2016

Purpose: To help the Pastor in the areas most needed to grow Vista Church.

Children and Youth area: Meet with and visit in their home all the current active children and youth, Meet with the CYFM and work with them to strengthen the children and youth Sunday School. Help grow a UMYF, Be the staff person assigned to help with the Children's Creative Camp, attend the Youth Mission Trip as a leader or recruit leaders to do so, and liaison with all programs associated with Coronado School: backpack, mentoring etc.

Publicity and Promotions and Church Growth: Be the staff person assigned to help the Evangelism and Membership committees, promote Vista Church and all programs in all local media: printed publications, Facebook, website, email, etc. Work with the writing and production of the Echo's newsletter. Work on "Branding" the church ministry, help the pastor with all visitor follow-up in order to recruit new members according to the established visitor guidelines. Help the pastor and membership committee keep up with people falling into inactivity or homebound status. Help promote a missional, invitational stance in all programs, missions and outreach of the church, and other pastoral duties as assigned.

On Going Training: Continue with Stephen Ministry training opportunities and any other ones promoted by our district or conference. Attend a "Healthy Congregations" training event in the Summer of 2017. 

For more information email

Office Administrator - St. Michaels UMC, Lake Havasu City, AZ

St. Michaels United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Office Administrator to work up to 20 hours per week.

The Office Administrator is the congregation's "public face" and the first-responder to telephone inquiries, drop-in visitors, members, friends, guests, vendors, maintenance personnel, and any other individuals who seek information and assistance. In addition, the Office Administrator is responsible for routine correspondence and publications (printed and web), administrative support to the pastoral staff, youth coordinator and various ministry team chairpersons and volunteers, overall office management and related tasks, telephone and email communications, database management, management of building use by a variety of internal and external groups, maintenance of a comprehensive building and program calendar, both online and paper, supervision of volunteers on an as-needed basis, and other projects as they arise.

If you have an interest in this position, please contact Pastor David Harriss at (928) 855-0323 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pianist - Shepherd of the Valley UMC, Phoenix, AZ

Seeking an experienced pianist to perform and accompany Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, 3039 W Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ, during worship services on Sunday morning and weekly rehearsals.

Details relating to qualifications, responsibilities and compensation can be obtained through inquiries made to (7-15-16)

Music Director - St. Michaels UMC, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Music Director: St. Michaels United Methodist Church, 2895 South Jamaica Boulevard, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is seeking a part-time music director (20 hours per week).

This position works closely with the Senior Pastor in planning and preparing appropriate music for church services and special events in order to create a meaningful worship experience. The Music Director Director coordinates the worship music with the rest of the services and events, including recruiting of Choir is responsible for directing, coordinating, and recruiting for the music ministries within our church. The Music members, and arranges special music by other groups such as the chimes choir, soloists, and music groups.

If interested, please contact Pastor David Harriss at (928) 855-0323, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (7-13-16)

Chancel Choir Director - Christ Church UM, Tucson, Arizona

Purpose of Position: To help fulfill the mission of Christ Church by providing inspirational leadership to members of the Chancel Choir and assist in leading the music for the church's weekly traditional worship service as well as other special worship services as specified by the Senior Pastor.

Position Hours: Salaried position requiring approximately 5 hours per week with the Chancel Choir participating in worship from the beginning of September to the end of June. The Chancel Choir will not meet in the summer months of July and August.

Please send resumes to or by mail to: CHRIST CHURCH UNITED METHODIST, 655 N. Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711 - phone number: 520-327-1116

Thank you for responding by July 27, 2016

Office Administrator - Christ Church UM, Tucson, Arizona

To assist the Pastor(s) with the daily administration of the church office and facility, ensuring all resources, supplies and support systems are supplied.

  • Pastoral Support/Worship
  • Facilities
  • Office Administration
  • Membership Duties
  • Receptionist Duties
  • Financial Support
  • Position Skills

Position Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The position is a 37.5 hours per week with a thirty minute lunch period each day.

For more information please respond by July 22, 2016, by email to: or by mail to: Christ Church UM, 655 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711- ATTN: SPRC

Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Aides - Paradise Valley UMC, Paradise Valley, Arizona 

Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Preschool is currently interviewing and hiring for the 2016 – 2017 school year. We serve families with children who are 12 months old and steady walkers up thru Junior Kindergarten. The philosophy of PVUMC Preschool is play based and we want to provide a learning environment that equips each child with the knowledge, skills, and values to be a life-long learner. We are committed to providing a high quality, developmentally appropriate educational program that views each child as unique and special.

We currently have positions available for Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers and Aides. 

Lead Teacher applicants should have an Associate's Degree with and Early Childhood Certificate or a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. Applicants should also have at least two years of experience in a licensed childcare center and be familiar with the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Accreditation process.

Assistant Teacher applicants should have experience in a preschool setting and six months of academic background/college work in early childhood or elementary education.

Aide applicants should have experience working with young children.

The ideal applicant has targeted professional goals to advance as a practitioner in the field of Early Childhood Education. Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Preschool has been accredited since 1986 by the National Academy of Early Childhood Education. EOE

All positions are part-time with Aide starting pay at $13.50 per hour.

Please contact Mindy Sobraske for additional information or send resumes to:

Mindy Sobraske, PVUMC Preschool Director

Handbell/Choral Director Available

My name is John Dunning and I am singer, voice instructor, choral director, and teacher who has been involved with music since the age of 10. I earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree (Vocal Performance) and Bachelor of Music Education Degree (Vocal Music Education) from Culver-Stockton College (Canton, MO) in 1998 and 2000 respectively. My Master of Music Degree in vocal pedagogy was achieved from Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) in 2002.

I am currently seeking a choir director and/or handbell choir director position. I have 10+ years of experience directing choir, handbell choir, and children's choir. My resume outlines my experience in more detail and would be happy to send it to you.

I appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about a possible position. Please contact me at and put "Music Interest" in the subject line. You can also contact me via phone or text at 602-819-2722.

Journal Archives

DSC Archives & History is looking for copies of Journals from the following Conferences:

  • Arizona Mission, Methodist Episcopal Church – 1881, 1883-1907, 1914, 1916
  • Los Angeles Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South – 1870-1920
  • Arizona Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South – 1933, 1935

If you or your church has a copy of any of these Journals, please contact the Conference Archivist, Jennifer Barber at or 602-266-6956 ext. 264.

Van needed for the Justa Center

Justa Center is in need of a van in order to transport members to and from appointments and to pick up the women at Watkins Emergency Shelter for church on Sundays. If you have a van that's in good condition, please consider donating or loaning it to the Center, one of the urban ministries of the Desert Southwest Conference. For more information, please contact Susan at 602-254-6524 or at For more information about the Justa Center, visit their website, at

Handbells Wanted

New Song United Methodist Church in Surprise, AZ would like to start a handbell choir but they do NOT have any handbells. If there is a church that has handbells but no longer uses/needs them, please contact Mr. David Norris, Music Director: (623) 327-9450 (home) or (623) 340-2779 (cell).

White Cassock with Lace Insets & Cincture...

All items are in excellent condition and will like to pass on to active clergy through selling or gifting.

Stoles: (small) children of the world with self-fringe

Communion: Cross, chalice with grapes & wheat with gold fringe

Greek cross: reversible white/blue & tan homespun

Please contact Kathy Burt at for more information. (05-16-16)

Lowrey Royale organ (click here to view)

The organ is located in Sun City at approximately 111th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. Please contact Gail Lass at (602) 369-0548 or to find out more. (10-12-15)


First United Methodist Church in Glendale has paraments that they are no longer using. Please contact Linda Hardesty at if your church can use them. (9-24-15)

Choir Robes 

Donated by Catalina UMC in Tucson, AZ are 100 used pale-blue traditional choir robes in various sizes. The robes are in good condition. Contact Leslie Boll at 520-622-5656 or email at for more information. (9-24-15)

8-channel Audio Mixer

A 20-year old audio mixer used in a church sound system is available at no cost. Contact Steve Marshall at to inquire more. (posted 3/24/15)