Summer Serve Opportunities

We would love for you to try out serving with Guest Services and Advent Kids Ministry this summer! To learn more about each service opportunity, check out the information below:
Advent Kids

Did you know that when you serve in kids ministry you walk into a room with the supplies already prepared, a curriculum that prompts your every move (if needed), a team who is ready to support you, and kids who are ready to have fun?

You can take 3 Sunday’s this summer and have a trial run at kids ministry. We’ll prepare and train you, and the 3 Sunday’s don’t need to be consecutive. To still offer kids programming it will take 10 more people in the nursery, 5 more people to serve at the 9am service, and 3 more people to serve at the 10:30am service for 3 Sunday’s.

The roles range from packing supplies on weekdays and running simple tech on Sunday’s, to being a LifeGroup Leader with any age from 3 to 11 years old or rocking the babies in the nursery.

If you interested in learning more, we’d love to share more information with you.

Guest Services
Our Guest Services teams consist of Greeters, Ushers, Parking Team, Coffee Crew, and Next Steps Desk. Our volunteers serve one Sunday each month, and serving in Guest Services is a great way to take the next step to serve. If you are interested in learning more about Guest Services, we’d love to share more information with you!

Director of Contemporary Music Scuffletown Campus

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Contemporary Music for Advent Scuffletown will be a musically-gifted, spiritually-mature leader responsible for contemporary worship at our Scuffletown campus. The ideal candidate has experience leading creative contemporary worship at another church and experience shepherding worship teams. This role will be the primary leader of music at the Scuffletown Campus, but they will work in conjunction with the vision and plans for contemporary worship at our main campus. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrate leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries. Because we are a church plant, this person should be passionate about building relationships within our congregation and the community, willing to think outside the box, and skillful at helping people grow as disciples. Church plants are exciting in that they allow for creativity and innovation, but flexibility is also a must, and at times this role could include other duties as assigned by the Campus Pastor.

Responsibilities
This person will work with the Campus Pastor, as well as the other pastors and musicians on our staff to plan Contemporary Worship at our Scuffletown campus. They will work in conjunction with the Director of Contemporary Worship at our Five Forks Campus in regularly identifying and deploying new volunteers, and helping to shepherd, train and manage the volunteer worship teams at Scuffletown. This person will work together with the tech ministry and oversee the maintenance of all musical equipment owned by the church.

Position Structure and Compensation
Part-time, hourly position with an understood commitment of 10-15 hours per week, on average. There is potential for the position to grow as the church grows.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Advent Scuffletown Campus Pastor.

Qualifications
This person should love creating authentic worship experiences with an engaging atmosphere. Significant skill as a vocalist, instrumentalist and in the technological components of worship ministry is expected. A college degree as well as some formal training in music is preferred, but equivalent experienced will be considered. The individual should have the desire and ability to be creative, while also being able to work well in a team environment. The candidate should be actively seeking to grow in faith and be prepared to help lead others in their faith growth.

About our Church
The first campus of Advent United Methodist Church was established in 1987, and is one of the largest United Methodist Churches in South Carolina. Advent Scuffletown is a new campus of AUMC, that will begin worship in a school about 6 miles from the original campus. They have already begun hosting events in the target community, and plan to launch weekly worship within the next year. Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville, SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume and video links of worship leadership to [email protected].

Director of Contemporary Music Ministry Five Forks Campus

General Profile of the Role

The Director of Contemporary Worship will be a musically-gifted, spiritually-mature, biblically-grounded Christian leader responsible for contemporary worship ministries at Advent under the direction of our Executive Director. The ideal candidate has experience leading creative contemporary worship at a similar sized church and experience shepherding worship teams.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the pastoral team to plan the Contemporary Worship Services.
  • Collaborate regularly with the Director of Traditional Music Ministry and team to develop and implement creative worship.
  • Lead the planning, creation and execution of contemporary musical portion of worship services.
  • Lead all contemporary music ministries in the church and implement contemporary worship best practices.
  • Develop a process to regularly identify and deploy new volunteers in the church’s worship ministry.
  • Shepherd, train, manage, and care for the volunteer worship teams. Develop worship leaders.
  • Develop an annual worship ministry budget and be able to work within that budget.
  • Look for ways to inspire non-musical worship experiences for the church body.
  • Work together with the church’s worship tech ministry.
  • Attend all church staff meetings and retreats.
  • Work with student ministry leaders to identify and develop musicians, vocalists and worship leaders for age-graded worship experiences within the church.
  • Serve as contemporary worship resource for multi-campus location(s).
  • Maintain high standards of excellence with the spiritual and musical development of all team members.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all musical instruments owned by the church.

Requirements

  • Loves creating authentic worship experiences with an engaging atmosphere. It is a passion and fuels your fire!
  • 5 years experience leading worship in a similar church setting.
  • Significant skill as a vocalist, instrumentalist and in the technology components of worship ministries.
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary Christian worship music.
  • Proficient in reading music.
  • Excellence in relational, communication and administrative skills.
  • Should have experience building, leading and managing volunteer teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree. Some formal training in music (and specifically church music) is preferred.
  • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9).
  • A calling to ministry which models servant leadership.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist congregations in South Carolina. Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville, SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life. 

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Childcare Staff

Employer Overview

Advent United Methodist Church is an active faith community serving Greenville, SC and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We serve children from birth to fifth grade on a weekly basis. The Childcare Staff consists of two staff members who work alongside a team of volunteers. The Childcare Staff reports every Sunday morning to care for the nursery children, six weeks to two years old. The Childcare Staff also reports Wednesday evenings and other weekday times as requested to provide childcare for groups or special events. The church and childcare services are open for special holidays such as Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.

Role Overview:

We have formalized a role that has been at Advent for 20 years. Childcare Staff reports to the Associate Director of Children’s Ministry. Our vision is that this team is a part of the Advent UMC family, even if the team is not a member of Advent UMC.

Defining Characteristics

  • A Childcare Staff Member should be professionally able to care for children six weeks to two years old.
  • A Childcare Staff Member should be invested in Advent UMC as a place of work, even if it is not their place of worship.
  • A Childcare Staff Member should have a personality that is professional, self-starting, welcoming, caring, and works well with others.

Job Responsibilities

  • Professionally caring for children six weeks to two years old for one-to-two-hour increments.
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children while they are in your care.
  • Providing an environment where parents feel confident and comfortable dropping their children off at the nursery.
  • Establishing a relationship with parents to ensure their trust with their children.
  • Working with the Advent Kids staff and nursery volunteers to create a safe and fun environment for children.
  • Working in line with the United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policies.

 

Job Requirements

  • Two years minimum of professional experience in childcare.
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED certification up to date.

 

Additional Information and How to Apply

  • Childcare Staff are provided volunteers on Sunday mornings to help as directed. We will conduct a Background Check upon application.
  • Send your resume to [email protected]

Technical Producer of Worship

General Profile of the Role
The Technical Producer of Worship for Advent UMC will be responsible for one of the most important roles in the live and online worship experiences. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and proven experience in overseeing our Audio, Video and Lighting departments. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and continue to promote our mission which is fishin’, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Responsibilities
It is important to know that this position is more than a “gig”. This person will train, equip and lead AV volunteers. Have experience in leading AV productions for a church of 1000 or more (and even better if experience in working in a multi-site campus). Competency with attention to detail in live production and online broadcast.

Position Structure and Compensation
Part-time, hourly position with an understood commitment of 8-10 hours per week, on average, including Sunday mornings and other evenings for rehearsals. This would include and not limited to all worship services and rehearsals as described by the supervisor.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Director of Facilities and Technology

Qualifications
Love high-energy, fast-paced, creative environments. Requires high attention to detail and production. Thrive on feedback, but confident enough to bring new ideas to the table for collaboration. Find joy in sharing craft with others. Always look for ways to grow and excel in your craft. Expertise in FOH audio, video and lighting. Familiar with Allen & Heath D-Live Console, ProPresenter, Planning Center and Mac Computers. Certifications and licenses a plus.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist congregations in South Carolina. Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville, SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life. 

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume and video links of worship leadership to [email protected].

Greater Initiative

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do GREATER things than these, because I am going to the Father.” – John 14:12 (NRSV)

The primary goal of the Greater Initiative is to help all of us in our growth as disciples by taking a step in financial generosity so that we might experience the Greater things God has for us. Our hope is that everyone will take their next faith step in financial giving by placing trust in God through extravagant generosity. Sharing God’s gifts enables our church to expand ministry impact to accomplish Greater things than we could ever imagine. Check out the video from Pastor Michael to learn more about Greater and how you can take a step in discipleship.

FAQ’s

Ways to Pledge

  1. If you are currently attending Advent or are a member of Advent, you can make your online commitment to the Greater Initiative through your Realm account. You can make your pledge in Realm here. If you have not joined Realm yet and would like to request an invite, please click here.
  2. If you are new to Advent or do not have a Realm account, you can make your commitment online by clicking here.
  3. If you have a printed commitment card, you can turn in your commitment card on Commitment Sunday, November 21, 2021 at both worship services (9 am and 10:30 am), you can mail it to Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville, SC 29681, or you can bring it by the church office.
  4. If you do not have a printed commitment card but would like to make your commitment in person, please join us on Sunday, November 21st at either worship service (9 am or 10:30 am) for Commitment Sunday. Printed Commitment Cards will be available.

Questions?

For questions about the Greater Initiative, you can contact the church office at (864) 288-8217, email us at [email protected], or use our online contact form!

Associate Director of Student Ministry

Purpose
At Advent, our mission is fishin’, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The primary responsibility of the Associate Director of Student Ministries (ADSM) is to advance Advent UMC’s mission by engaging with students, parents and volunteers. Additionally, the ADSM will develop relationships and ministry systems which enable and foster this mission. This role represents a ministry partnership whereby the Associate Director and Director will collaborate in all ministry strategies and efforts throughout the ministry as they work together to implement these plans.

General Profile of the Role
The ADSM will join our team and become a contributing member of the ministry team that fishes for the next generation. This person is a committed Christian leader with a passion and calling for ministering to young people. This role will partner with the Director of Student Ministries to equip youth for ministry as the two work together to create synergies for carrying out detailed ministry plans. The ADSM will also exemplify a growing Christian faith and a character and lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements of a leader (1 Tim 3:1-13, 2 Tim 2, Titus 1:5-9).

Position Structure and Compensation
Full time work week and salary commensurate with experience and abilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ministry experience.
  • Lead the church’s efforts to minister with and to youth in cooperation with the Director of Student Ministries.
  • Assist in recruiting, developing, and deploying new volunteers for the church’s student ministry.
  • Ability to lead and influence people effectively in order to create a safe, fun environment conducive for spiritual growth.
  • Vision casting and creation of environments where students can connect with each other and our LifeGroup Leaders in cooperation with the Director of Student Ministries.
  • Help and assist the Director of Student Ministry develop and maintain the student ministries budget.
  • Assist in developing the Student Ministries calendar which provides for our student’s physical, emotional, and mental needs through God’s Word.
  • A desire to teach and mentor youth in biblical truth with conviction, compassion, and care.
  • Share in communicator/teacher responsibilities at Student Ministries Events.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal and external purposes.
  • Administrate and coordinate activities (transportation, drivers, meals, schedule, volunteers, etc.).
  • Assist in coordinating the youth in short-term mission experiences.
  • Assist in management of online communication and social media. Social Media Engagement experience is preferred.
  • Work with other church leaders to find ministry opportunities for youth in the broader church family.
  • Participate in all staff meetings and retreats.
  • Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the church.
  • All other duties assigned by the Director of Student Ministry.

About Our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest UM congregation in South Carolina. Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville, SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life. To learn more, please visit our websit

How to Apply
To apply, send cover letter, any portfolio/samples of your work, and resume to [email protected]

Advent Midweek

Join us for Midweek at Advent on Wednesday evenings! Midweek is taking a break for the summer and will return in September 2022!

Midweek’s weekly focus is to provide fellowship and LifeGroups for adults and kids! In order to make it more convenient to come straight from work/school, we offer an optional dinner (weekly registration required), for a minimal fee, provided before Adult LifeGroups and Kids programming begins each week.

If you’re interested in Midweek and have questions about joining a LifeGroup or Advent Kids programming, please use the link below so our staff can contact you!

  • Midweek Schedule
    5:15 – 6:00 pm – Optional Dinner in the Christian Life Center
    6:00 – 7:30 pm – Adult LifeGroups
    6:00 – 7:30 pm – Advent Kids in the Education Building – You will need to check-in your child in the Advent Kids Check-in area of the Education Building.
  • Register for Dinner 

    If you plan to attend Midweek dinner, you can register here each week when Midweek meets. Midweek will return in September 2022.

Soul Fuel

Studies are discussion based and topical. Our goal is to minister to couples of all ages.

Meeting Time:  6:30 pm on Wednesdays
Location: Education Building, E109
Who: Married Couples with or without children (birth – high school)