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].

Parent Night with Kathleen Edelman

Join us for Parents’ Night with Kathleen Edelman on February 6th at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

Every grown-up occasionally wishes they could fix something about their child.  On February 6th, author and communication expert Kathleen Edelman will explain why your child behaves the way they do…and (more importantly) what you can do about it.  This one evening will change the way you look at (and speak to) every child that crosses your path—guaranteed.

For questions, please contact Mary Katherine Wildeman, Director of Children’s Ministry, at [email protected]

To learn more about A Grown Up’s Guide to Kids’ Wiring and Kathleen Edelman, check out the video below!

About Kathleen Edelman

Kathleen Edelman has one goal in life… to help people learn to speak kindly to one another. She has spent 30 years counseling and coaching kids and families on the art of communication, using the four temperaments as a foundation. Audiences around the globe have responded to Kathleen’s simple message that Kind Words Are Cool™, viewing her videos more than six and a half million times and turning her first book, I Said This, You Heard That, into a bestseller. She has a master’s degree in Christian Counseling Psychology, a big heart for educators, and a surprising passion for fast cars and martial arts. She is married and has two grown children.

Disciple’s Path New Member’s Class

This is more than your typical “new member” class. Since our mission here at Advent is “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”, we want everyone who calls themselves a member to fully understand what we mean by “disciple/discipleship.” This seven week course, a requirement if you want to join Advent, is designed to: (1) Help those wishing to join fully understand what Advent’s definition of discipleship is, (2) To make sure that those who wish to join fully understand the five promises they make when taking the vow of membership: We pledge to support this church with our “prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness”, and (3) To provide an opportunity for those who participate to make connections with others who are also new to the church.

Meeting Time10:30 am, Sunday mornings; or 6:30 pm Wednesday evenings
Location:  Christian Life Center (CLC), room c101 (Dining Room)
Who: Adults who desire to officially join Advent
*Please note:  These 7 week courses are offered in January, March and September

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]

Director of Facilities and Technology

The Director of Facilities and Technology must be a Christ-led, mechanically and technology minded ministry leader who can care over Advent UMC’s facilities, grounds and tech teams in order to fulfill the mission of our church. The ideal candidate is a committed Christian and self-starter with experience managing properties and leading tech teams to sustain and expand the mission of the church.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the utilization, maintenance and cleaning of all church grounds and buildings.
Oversee all IT operations for Advent UMC to ensure excellence in technological experiences for church and staff.
Develop, manage and adhere to annual budgets for all facilities and technological needs.
Develop engaging relationship with Trustees for identifying infrastructure and technology needs.
Manage property insurance policies for the best interest of Advent UMC.
Manage relationships with contractors, subcontractors, vendors, etc. to best support all church ministry.
Regularly review facilities and technology contracts/agreements to ensure best arrangements for the church.
Coordinate and manage all outside groups utilizing church facilities/grounds and ensure proper facilities use agreements are in place.
Provide servant leadership for volunteers in areas of responsibility. (Tech Team, Trustees, Serve Events, etc.).
Stay up to date with church technology trends and make recommendations reflecting those trends to support Advent UMC mission.
Recruit, develop and deploy volunteers for the advancement of facilities and technologies.
Participate in all staff meetings and staff retreats.

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s Degree and 5-10 years of experience managing properties, technology and teams.
Experience in church ministry settings is preferred.
Excellent verbal communicator: Comfortable speaking with outside groups.
Able to speak the truth in love and deal wisely with conflict amongst the staff and the broader church.
Broad knowledge of current trends in property management, maintenance, mechanical and technologies.
A growing personal relationship with Christ.
Able to provide detail oriented plans for initiatives and lead teams to deliver desired results.
Stated willingness to operate within our church’s statement of beliefs and staff covenant.
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 and commitment to the mission of Advent UMC

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

Advent Midweek

Join us for Midweek at Advent on Wednesday evenings! Spring 2022 Midweek begins on January 12th!

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 on January 26th

    If you plan to attend Midweek dinner on January 19th, please register below!
    Register for Dinner on January 26th

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)

New Each Day

A group of adults on a journey who enjoy studying God’s Word, fellowshipping with each other and serving together.

Meeting Time: 9:30 am on Sundays
Location: Education Building, E109
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Jean Glover Circle

Jean Glover Circle meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, in  the Christian Life Center Dining Room at 10:00 am. We are 55 and over age group.  We have a different program each month. This is a social group of ladies that like to get together.  Our mission is Generations Home for Boys.

Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the Month at 10:00 am (could vary)
Location: Dining Room of the Christian Life Center
Who: Women, 55+
 

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