Employment Opportunities

Want to be a part of our team? Come work with us at First-Centenary United Methodist Church! We are hiring in our First Kids Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, and at The Centenary.

Work for the Centenary

Summer Program Staff
Reading Coordinator
Athletic Director

Want to... Make a positive difference in the life of a child? Encourage literacy? Gain valuable job experience leading groups of students? Use your creativity to encourage young minds? Apply to join our team and help students grow into resilient and capable leaders of our city. Since 1967 The Centenary has been providing academic support, physical education, life skills development, and avenues for spiritual expression to students from across Chattanooga.

Work for the First Kids Children's Ministry

We're looking for someone to join our First Kids' team! Email Beth at bspears@firstcentenary.com if you have any questions. Click below to apply!

Work for the Youth Ministry

First-Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee is seeking a full-time Assistant Youth Director/College Minister. First-Centenary is a large membership church with a thriving student ministries program from birth to college. A qualified applicant should have a college degree, previous youth ministry experience, be technologically savvy, have a passion for connecting with and developing youth and college students into strong young adult Christians, the emotional and relational maturity to relate to youth, parents, college students, and adult volunteers, and possess (or be willing to learn/teach) a Wesleyan/Methodist theological approach to youth ministry and theology. We are located next to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and are looking to rebuild our college ministry.

The youth group at First-Centenary has students from 15 to 20 different schools in the Chattanooga area. Because First-Centenary is a downtown church, there is not one school that most of our youth come from. This allows the youth group to reach an eclectic mix of students. The students at First-Centenary are accustomed to intellectual curriculum that is based in Wesleyan Theology. Students are encouraged to ask questions and explore their doubt in a welcoming and understanding environment.

We aim for our college minister to reflect this as well and be a place where college aged students can continue to grow in their faith and develop as leaders. Because of our close proximity to the campus and the natural articulation of college students we believe that it is time to revive a campus ministry that paused during COVID years. An ideal candidate would have a passion for campus ministry, a start up mentality, and a relational approach to ministry.

If you are interested in applying please send your resume and references to the Youth Director, Tori Crook, at tcrook@firstcentenary.com by April 1st, 2024. If you have questions about the timeline, application process, or the church, please feel free to email Tori or call the church at 423-756-2021.