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Associate Pastor

Mineral Springs UMC in Monroe, NC is seeking an Associate Pastor

EXPECTATION: It is expected that each member of the MSUMC staff will worship regularly; will attend to their spiritual growth through participation in a small study group or regular devotional time and through the discovery and employment of their spiritual gifts; will give regularly in support of MSUMC; will pray for the ministry and mission of MSUMC; will participate in continuing education activities related to the appropriate areas of responsibility. Provides clear leadership for assigned areas in support of MSUMC mission. Additionally, as an appointed United Methodist clergy, the associate pastor will be actively involved in the United Methodist connection beyond the local church as appropriate.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provides leadership and direction for MSUMC middle school and high school ministries including program development and leadership; recruiting, training and oversight of volunteer leaders to enable successful ministries at the middle school and high school levels; youth community outreach and missions; management of related budget line items, and; other duties as appropriate.

Provides leadership for church-wide congregational care including counseling, funerals and grief care and visitation. Responsible for increasing lay involvement in congregational care activities church-wide.

Leads the design, launch and ongoing leadership of a comprehensive ministry to increase the number of persons in the 18-30 year old demographic in the Mineral Springs church community.

Performs all the duties of clergy in the United Methodist Church including preaching, teaching, baptisms and weddings under the direction of the senior pastor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction of the Senior Pastor

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Provides leadership for all aspects of the MSUMC middle high and senior high youth programs. Provides leadership for church-wide congregational care.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master of Divinity Degree (either completed or in-process) or Deacon

Experience:   Ordained or with the expectation of ordination with 4 years

Skills: Strong relational skills both personal and via telephone; verbal and written communication skills; ability to multitask; flexibility; maintains confidentiality of sensitive information without exception. Connection with the theological position of Mineral Springs United Methodist Church. Demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings. Strong commitment to continuing education.

Knowledge: United Methodist Church doctrine, polity, and Scripture. Current on trends in youth ministry, use of technology and Safe Sanctuaries policy.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Serves on the MSUMC staff with primary responsibility for MSUMC youth ministry, congregational care and young adult ministry in support of the MSUMC mission

  1. Assists in developing and fulfilling all strategic objectives of MSUMC as adopted by the Administrative Council.

3.Responsible for setting goals; developing and managing budgets; recruiting, training and motivating lay involvement in youth ministry and congregational care in accordance with MSUMC mission.

4.Manages the MSUMC Safe Sanctuary program for youth.

  1. Fulfills requirements for Young People’s Ministries as stated by UM Book of Discipline para. 256.3.
  2. Participates in worship planning and worship as directed by the senior pastor.

7.Participates in local and global mission efforts (both youth and adult) to provide leadership and support for both the mission work and the members of the team as appropriate.

8.Shares general pastoral responsibilities with senior pastor.

9.Attends all Staff and leadership meetings as required and ensures that youth and congregational care ministries are represented on Administrative Council and other meetings as needed.

Note: The responsibilities identified above are not intended to be all-inclusive.  There are numerous tasks essential to the successful fulfillment of our mission to Live for Jesus, Grow Disciples and Change Lives in the name of Christ; therefore, an employee may be assigned other related projects by the senior pastor or the Staff-Parish Relations Committee as needed.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

At-Will; Appointed by the Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference

EVALUATION:

Performance will be formally reviewed annually.  The review of this job description will be a part of the annual performance review.

 

Executive Director of Operations/Treasurer

Matthews United Methodist Church is seeking a dynamic individual to become our next Executive Director of Operations/Treasurer.  We are a vibrant, 3,800 member church located in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews, NC. This person is responsible for overseeing the operations of the church, including providing leadership and oversight for the financial, facility, human resource, communications, and technology for the church.  Assists in developing policies and procedures so that our mission of Reach, Teach, Praise and Serve may be fulfilled.

Requires the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Accounting with five – ten years of experience as an Executive Director or Church Business Administrator of a 500-1,000 member mainline Protestant Church (United Methodist experience preferred).  A complete job description is available on our web site at MatthewsUMC.org.  Visit About MUMC under the Connect tab and click on the Employment link.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Core Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and strategic planning skills.
  • An understanding of the role and purpose of the local church in Christian ministry.
  • Generally accepted accounting and business practices, especially fund accounting.
  • Knowledge of the United Methodist Church organization and The Book of Discipline is a plus.

Candidates who meet the minimum criteria should submit the following to teressa@matthewsumc.org by October 16, 2017.  Only candidates who meet the minimum criteria and submit all material listed below will be considered:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in this position and explanation of why the candidate believes his/her qualifications match those sough for the Executive Director of Operations of Matthews UMC.  Please include your salary requirements in the cover letter.
  • Current resume
  • Statement of church affiliation and all volunteer church service
  • Two reference letters from current or former supervisors (specifically as an Executive Director or Church Business Administrator)

No phone calls, please. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

Director of Missional Engagement

Upper New York Conference is seeking a Director of Missional Engagement

Position Title:  Director of Missional Engagement

Classification: Full-Time Exempt (Supervisory/Professional)

Purpose:  The Director oversees the planning, management, and evaluation of the mission and operations of the Upper New York Conference Missional Engagement ministry to include Mission Central HUB (MCH), UNY Volunteers in Mission, and UNY Disaster Response.

Accountability:   This position reports to the Director of Connectional Ministries.

Responsibilities: 

Leadership:

  • Plan, lead and evaluate the work of Missional Engagement to fulfill its core tasks of Mission Education, Mission Outreach, and Disaster Response.
  • Coordinate and engage with other conference ministry areas in the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
  • Build partnerships with other governmental, denominational, ecumenical, interfaith, non-profit and community-based organizations and initiatives.

Oversight:

  • Develop and administer operational policies, procedures and practices related to the ministries, in consultation with the Missional Engagement Advisory Committee and in keeping with applicable law and denominational/conference policies.
  • Support and guide the work of the Missional Engagement Advisory Committee.
  • Serve as program liaison to staff and conference leadership teams as needed.

Management:

  • Plan, manage and evaluate the daily functions and operation of the Mission Central HUB (MCH) and related ministries.
  • Provide 24 hour on-call support for the care and use of the MCH space at The United Methodist Center.
  • Facilitate off-hour emergency program response as needed.
  • Supervise and support staff and volunteers assigned to the ministry.
  • Develop budgets, oversee spending plans and promote financial giving to the Mission Central HUB (MCH) and related ministries.
  • Serve as primary staff support to the conference’s Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission ministry teams.

Communications:

  • Inform, equip and inspire conference leaders, congregations and the wider public on the purpose, needs, activities and accomplishments of Missional Engagement.

 

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • Diploma from a recognized and accredited high school program required.
  • Related work/life experience in non-profit, business, mission outreach, working with volunteers, and material supplies experience required.
  • Current NYS Driver’s License required
  • Graduation from accredited college or university with at least a Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Certified competency in CPR and AED preferred

Competencies Required by the Job:

  • Commitment to offering gracious hospitality to colleagues, volunteers and clients.
  • Excellent administrative skills in the areas of visioning, planning, implementation, control, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability for financial management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to engage persons of diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to hire/recruit, supervise and manage staff and volunteers.
  • Facility with Microsoft Windows Office suite programs, basic accounting software, and social media resources.
  • Knowledge and ability to learn and demonstrate the vision, purpose, structure, core values and ministry priorities of the Upper New York Annual Conference and The United Methodist Church.
  • Experience in material/donations management, mission outreach teams, disaster response.

Working Conditions:

  • Job requires extensive walking and ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Work is carried out without daily supervision; ability to self-motivate and self-manage work according to shifting priorities is required.
  • Work is performed in numerous settings, office, warehouse, and off site.
  • Ability and commitment to work weekend and evening hours as needed.
  • Travel throughout conference area

Background Checks:

In addition to reference checks, background checks will be required for this position.

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits include health insurance, vacation and pension

Program Manager for Sabbath Living Initiative

The Sabbath Living Initiative is a ministry funded by The Duke Endowment to support the spiritual and emotional health of United Methodist clergy and congregations in North Carolina. We are seeking a full-time Program Manager to lead this exciting ministry in the Western North Carolina Conference. Work and responsibilities of the Program Manager include:

  • Working as a member of the North Carolina Sabbath leadership team under the guidance of the program directior
  • Leading the WNCC ministry team to implement programs in clergy support, congregational development, and leadership development for young pastors.
  • Building and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders in the WNCC including conference staff, district superintendents, and conference leaders.
  • Teaching and preaching in Sabbath Living retreats and workshops in districts and local congregations.
  • Community building within the Sabbath Living network, congregations, and ministry partners.
  • Management responsibilities for the WNCC ministry as a whole.

In our search for Program Manager, we are seeking a disciple of Jesus Christ who feels called to minister to pastors and lay church leaders. The successful candidate will be a person of grace who can lead by example as one who practices Sabbath and desires to grow spiritually. Additionally,  this position requires:

  1. A graduate theological degree or a college degree and signifiant experience in ministry.
  2. Experience in the United Methodist Church with strong preference given to persons who are knowledgeable and have relationships in the Western North Carolina Conference.
  3. Experience in spiritual formation, Christian education, or other leadership ministry in a local church or other ministry setting.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively to a diversity of persons.
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills with some teaching experience in ministry settings preferred.
  6. Organizational skills and ability to coordinate ministry with a remote team.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the best candidate has been selected. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a letter of interest to Dr. Guy Brewer, program director, via email attachment at guy@blessedearth.org.

Director of Discipleship Ministries

College Place United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC, is developing a new part-time position for the strengthening of our spiritual life together.

We seek a qualified person who:

  • will provide teaching for K-6th graders children during worship service
  • develop/lead/set-up biblical/church/service study classes and small groups
  • will seek to grow our congregation’s presence in our community through events (e.g. studies, programs, discussions, etc.)
  • to plan/guide young adult and senior adults programing/events/trips
  • will help us live out our Vision statement: CPUMC seeks to be a Christ centered, diverse community open to everyone as they are. We believe all people are worthy of being loved and worthy of loving others. We strive to show God’s grace, make disciples, and change the world with our hands, our hearts, our minds, and our words.
  • will be in ministry in the spirit of our Welcome statement: CPUMC is a diverse community welcoming all persons and embracing differences of age, racial and ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental ability. We invite all to join our journey of faith toward greater love, hope, and acceptance in every aspect of our Christian life together.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • a person of Christian faith (preferably United Methodist understanding)
  • a self-starter, with outgoing personality who will be a part of the ministry team
  • use of computer and basic technology for communication and publicity via web and social media.
  • willingness for continuing education/professional organization

 

Schedule/Salary: 15 hours/week on average – $500 con’t. edu./year – $10,000-$12,000 salary.

 

For Questions or Application: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, include two references and contact information to jharvey@collegeplaceumc.com.

 

Open until September 30, or until filled.

Director of Worship and the Arts

College Place United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC, is developing a new part-time position for the strengthening of our worship life together.

We seek a qualified person who:

 will work with our Pastor and Director of Music to plan worship services to enable our congregation to worship God with fuller reflection of our congregation’s diversity and be meaningful to aid in deepening our collective and individual spiritual life.

 has a passion for music, prayers, visual arts, and worldwide contribution to worship.

 will challenge and grow our existing choir, work with our Director of Music as a team to grow the music ministry of CPUMC.

 should seek to grow our congregation’s presence in our community through the musical arts (e.g. concerts, programs, children events, etc.).

 will help us live out our Vision statement: CPUMC seeks to be a Christ centered, diverse community open to everyone as they are. We believe all people are worthy of being loved and worthy of loving others. We strive to show God’s grace, make disciples, and change the world with our hands, our hearts, our minds, and our words.

 will be in ministry in the spirit of our Welcome statement: CPUMC is a diverse community welcoming all persons and embracing differences of age, racial and ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental ability. We invite all to join our journey of faith toward greater love, hope, and acceptance in every aspect of our Christian life together.

Candidate Qualifications:

 a person of Christian faith experienced in liturgical worship 

  a self-starter, with outgoing personality who will be a part of the ministry team

 ability to direct choral/instrumental ensembles, keyboard skill

 have experience leading/developing/growing a choir

 use of computer and basic technology for communication and publicity

 willingness for continuing education/professional organization (FUMMWA, etc.)

Schedule/Salary: 10-12 hours/week on average (more holidays, less summer); $500 con’t edu/year. $10,000-12,000 yearly salary

For Questions or Application: Please send cover letter and resume, include two references and contact information to jharvey@collegeplaceumc.com.  

Open until September 30, or until filled.

Lead Teachers

Abernethy Memorial United Methodist Church Child Development Center, Newton, NC has 2 full time positions available for Lead Teachers.

These individuals are responsible for the supervision and management of the classroom in accord with the goals and curriculum plan of Abernethy Memorial CDC. The principal duties of the teacher include but are not limited to: developing lesson plans, carrying out activities, ensure the physical and well being of the children, maintain regular communication with parents and contribute to the effective operations of the overall Child Development Center and it’s programs. These openings are for teachers in Toddler/1 year olds and 3 Year old children. Applicants must have their NCECC/EDU119 certification.  Associate Degree is preferred but not mandatory. Experience is preferred but not required. You must also pass a background check. Pay is commensurate upon experience.

Please send inquiries or interests to abernethychild@att.net.

Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO

The United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina is accepting applications and referrals for the position of Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO. This is a full-time position that would be located in the Foundation’s office located at 13816 Professional Center Drive, Huntersville, NC.

To be considered, please send a cover letter and resume to resumeumfwnc@gmail.com by or before September 22, 2017. Please review the full job description at umfwnc.org/PDF/ExecAsstJob.pdf before applying. Candidates will be asked to interview and provide references before a hiring decision is made.

General Description:

The primary function of the Executive Assistant is to provide executive support to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer to increase effectiveness and efficiency – for the purpose of fulfilling the mission of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina. The Executive Assistant is responsible for many aspects of daily operations and administrative tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks without sacrificing excellent attention to detail
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with staff, board members, and clients
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, Social-Media web platforms, and prefer experience with Adobe Dreamweaver, FileMaker Pro, and eBridge
  • Highly resourceful and proactive team player with proven ability to trouble-shoot and adapt
  • Preferred: Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent/relevant work experience; Notary Certification or willingness to learn

 

Mission Statement of the Foundation:

The United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc. is a ministry of the Church for the Church whose mission is to build the Church for generations to come. We fulfill this mission by investing in people, churches and related institutions and innovation. We envision a Church where people live-out their faith through the wise use of their God-given resources.