Advent Kids LifeGroup Registration and August Events

Advent Kids LifeGroup Registration

Normally this time of year, we are preparing classrooms for our Sunday morning Children’s LifeGroups and making plans for children to meet their leaders as we excitedly kick-off a new school year.  While we are not ready to welcome our children back for in-person LifeGroups quite yet, that won’t stop us from celebrating the launch into a new year and planning safe ways to support our AdventKids!  In order for us to best meet everyone’s needs, we request that children register for their age-appropriate LifeGroup.  Among other things, this will allow us to create class rosters and provide LifeGroup leaders with a way to personally reach out and connect with their LifeGroup.

August Advent Kids Events

Heading off to Kindergarten is an exciting time and Advent wants to celebrate this important milestone!  We have prepared a care package for your Kindergartener, complete with a school supply scavenger hunt and a Bible lesson.  We’ll drop off the bag right at your front door (contact-free, of course!) on Saturday, August 22nd.  Register here for this fun way to Kick-off Kindergarten!

Director of Contemporary Worship Position Available

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 churches 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 our Executive Director at [email protected]

Join Us Live and Stay Connected

We are excited to welcome you to limited, in person worship. Registration for worship is required.  On this page, you will find information on updated worship times and how to register for worship.
Register for August 16th In-Person Worship – Registration for August 16th will open on Monday, August 10th at 9:00 am

Please note: Registration is first come, first serve. Once we reach capacity, registration will be closed. Registration is required to attend limited, in-person worship to ensure we do not exceed capacity.

What To Expect on Sunday Mornings for In-Person Worship

We are so excited to begin limited, in-person worship on Sunday, August 2nd. During this phase of our COVID-19 Regathering Plan, we have limited the capacity of the sanctuary to allow for social distancing. Registration for worship will be required to ensure we do not exceed capacity (we do not want you to arrive and not have a seat) and so that we have a record of those attending should we need to contact you following our worship service. Registration is first come, first serve and will open each week on Monday mornings at 9:00 am. Registration will be available until we reach our capacity for each worship service. Beginning Monday, July 27th at 9:00 am, you can register in Realm or on our website here.

Director of Children’s Ministry Position Available

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for ministries for all children from birth through 5th grade while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their children’s lives. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ  and demonstrable leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries.  In addition, candidates must be able to plan and organize programming and curriculum, and be able to manage and delegate responsibilities within the children’s ministry team.  The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with church staff, parents and other congregants. The position will require presence and leadership on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, weekly staff meetings, Children’s Team meetings and other special events, including Vacation Bible School. As a part of a dynamic and growing congregation, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to be adaptable in an ever-changing environment.

Purpose
Children’s Ministry is at the core of our mission at Advent as we seek to reach, shape, and mold children as disciples of Jesus in a dramatically growing demographic.  The primary responsibility for the Director of Children’s Ministry will be to create, evaluate, and execute excellent ministry environments to provide for the spiritual formation of all children in cooperation with the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Traditional Worship.   

Position Structure and Compensation
Full-time and commensurate with experience and abilities, year-round.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Executive Director.

Qualifications
A college degree in education or ministry preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.  The individual should have recent experience in leading children’s ministry and experience with choosing and executing curriculum.  The candidate should have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with child development and family dynamics.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches 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]

Moms of Teens LifeGroup

Do you have a teenager in your home?  If you do, you are well aware of the many challenges facing them and facing us, as moms, every day.  Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month at 7:00pm for a group where we can share, learn, and support one another through this season of life.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on the First and Third Wednesday of Each Month
Location: The Zone, Education Building, Room E110
Who: The group is open to mom’s of teens of all ages (middle school, high school, and college students)

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is a group of women who are discovering how their faith relates to the real world and how they can maintain Christian ideals in today’s world. They study the Bible through books and RightNow Media videos.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on Wednesdays
Location: Member’s Home
Who: Women, All Ages

Place of Discipleship

Place of Discipleship is composed of mostly families with children. Studies tend to be topical and of interest to parents with children. Nursery Care Provided.

Meeting Time: 11:15 am on Sundays
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: Men & Women, Families with Children

Open Hearts LifeGroup

This group welcomes people of every race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical and mental ability, and education level. We recognize that diversity is a gift and believe that all people are created in the image of God and worthy of God’s love and grace. Our discussion-based format will focus on helping us understand that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. With that in mind, we invite you to join us on our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Locations: Members’ Homes
Who: We invite all people to join us!

Fuddbrothers

A lunch group with men of diverse life experiences, professions, and faith backgrounds who come together to fellowship and build faith primarily through short-term group studies.  We learn from experienced christian publishers and discussions of our personal experiences as followers of Christ and our other roles as  husbands, fathers and sons.

Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Monday each month
Location: Restaurant in Greenville
Who: Men, All Ages

Starting Point

Starting Point is an 8-session small group where questions about God turn into conversations about faith. A place where people can discuss their doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith together without pressure or judgement.  It’s a conversation, not a presentation.  Whether you’re new to faith, have questions about faith and God, or seek to strengthen your faith, Starting Point is a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued and no question is off limits. If it sounds like Starting Point may be a fit for you, then let’s talk!

Meeting Time: Sundays at 6:00 pm
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

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