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 Scuffletown Director of Contemporary Music Ministry

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].

Digital Content Specialist Position Available

Purpose:
The primary responsibility of the Digital Content Specialist is to advance Advent’s mission of making
disciples of Jesus Christ by increasing and expanding its online presence and audience through the
strategic development, creation, and implementation of consistent, quality digital content.

General Profile of the Role:
As a member of the communications team, the Digital Content Specialist is a full time role reporting to the Director of Communications and Engagement. This team member will be responsible for creating digital content to implement across a wide spectrum of communication channels including, but not limited to, social media, website, podcast, and email marketing in order to promote the ministries of Advent while supporting Advent’s digital content strategy. This role will work to share the stories of Advent by creating and managing engaging content like videos, photos, written stories, and graphics for the church’s various communication platforms to help expand Advent’s digital reach. This staff member will also help evaluate the effectiveness of the church’s digital content by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data and digital metrics that help drive the overall communication content and strategy of the church. The ideal candidate will bring innovative ideas and also enjoy working in a team environment where collaboration and team brainstorming is vital. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the Director of Communications and Engagement.

Position Structure and Compensation:
Full time and commensurate with experience and abilities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field
  • Exhibits the ability to create engaging digital content as well as identify and generate creative story ideas
  • Proficiency in videography and video editing, Final Cut Pro experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to create graphics for digital content
  • Experience in creating website and email marketing content, WordPress experience is a plus
  • Proficiency in managing social media channels and an understanding of digital media analytics (Google Analytics, i.e.) in order to grow the social media presence of Advent
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation and communication skills
  • Fully supports the mission of Advent United Methodist Church and models our key values as a Christ-led leader

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a similar context
  • Working knowledge and application of current trends and best practices in the field of communications

About Our Church:
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is the 10th 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 website at advent-umc.org.

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

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