Connections Campus Pastor

Connections is a five year old satellite campus of First United Methodist Church in Paris, Texas.  It is a storefront with a contemporary worship service that is just across the street from Paris Junior College (may also be opportunities for Wesley Campus Ministry).  Paris is a county seat town of 25,000 people in a county of 50,000.  We are one hundred miles northeast of Dallas. Connections was launched as a way to reach people that wouldn’t ordinarily come to a traditional church and sanctuary like we have at our Downtown campus.



As part of FUMC’s staff our Connections campus pastor will be involved with decisions for both campuses and especially decisions about the direction of Connections.


Prepare and deliver sermons weekly.  Must have preaching gifts.

Pastoral Care

Responsible for all pastoral care at our Connections campus and some for Downtown


As a part of the worship team, the campus pastor will be a part of developing and leading worship.

  • Weddings/Funerals
  • Congregational Care


The pastor will take part in teaching opportunities throughout year

Relationship Building

A vital part of at being a pastor Connections is the ability to build relationships and invite people into deeper commitment and service.

Community Partnerships

We believe it is important to connect with our community and work with others to make Paris and Lamar County a place where friendships can be built and the hopeless can find hope and love.

One of the ways with do this is with our new partnership with CitySquare in Dallas.  We have just become a subsidiary and will be called CitySquare Paris.  CSP mission is to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship.

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Alderman
  • Business Owners
  • Other pastors in the community


Driven to reach people for Jesus

UMC clergy or clergy candidate

Experience leading or serving a faith community

Strong interest in working with the poor

Spiritual maturity and vitality

Desire to be creative and start new things

Strong leadership and team building skills

Receptive to the needs of others and committed to building relationships

Creative mind and flexible work habits

Candidates with gifts for young adult ministry are encouraged to apply


Application Process

Interested North Texas Conference clergy and clergy candidates should contact their District Superintendent. If applicants are from outside the NTC and are under covenant or itineracy, they should seek approval from their District Superintendent or equivalent supervisor and send cover letter with verification of that supervisor’s approval (e.g., a letter from that supervisor or a copy of an email) and a resume to our senior pastor, Rob Spencer, at Recent seminary graduates or current students are also encouraged to apply.