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]

Advent Students Summer Events 2021

We have an exciting summer planned in Advent Students, and we hope you will join us for the events listed below! Registration is currently open for all of our June events, and our July event registration will be open soon!

June

June 16th – High School Escape Room
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Christian Life Center
Register Here

June 25th – Elevate Hawaiian Night
5:45 – 7:45 pm – Conestee Park
Register Here

July

July 9th – High School Blacklight Dodgeball
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Christian Life Center
Register Here

July 11th – Elevate Student Worship
5:45 – 7:45 pm – Christian Life Center
Register Here

July 14th – Middle School Extreme Bingo
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Christian Life Center
Register Here

July 25th – Elevate Christmas in July
5:45 – 7:45 pm – Christian Life Center
Register Here

Part-Time Director of Children’s Ministry – Advent Scuffletown

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Children’s Ministry for Advent Scuffletown will be responsible for ministries for all children from birth through 5th grade at our Scuffletown campus, while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their children’s lives. This role will be the primary leader of all things kids at the Scuffletown Campus, but they will work in conjunction with the vision and plans for Advent Kids 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 forming young disciples. In addition, they must be able to plan and organize programming and community events, recruit volunteers, 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 at all campuses, parents, and other congregants. 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.

Purpose
Part of the mission of Advent Kids is helping kids and families grow in faith together. Advent Scuffletown is seeking to make disciples in the Scuffletown Road community, with a focus on children and families. As we prepare to launch weekly worship in the next year, the majority of our events and connections center around families with young children. This person will work closely with our Campus Pastor to plan events and make connections with those families, as well as work with the Director of Children’s Ministry at the Five Forks campus, so they can be prepared to replicate Advent Kids in a new location.

Position Structure and Compensation
Part-time, salaried position with an understood commitment of 15-20 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
A college degree in education or ministry is preferred, but equivalent experience 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 have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with child development and family dynamics.

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, situation 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]

VBS 2021

Join us at Advent United Methodist Church on July 18th – 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for VBS! We are very excited to invite families to 2021 VBS at Advent Five Forks. The week’s focus is to not press pause, but PRESS PLAY. Kids will grow confidence in who God has made them to be. Out of this confidence kids will learn that they can make a difference in the world. We believe that this message is so timely after a year of growing fears, worries, and ever-changing normalcy.

VBS is an amazing way to add some coolness to your summer plans! When you register, you’ll be saying YES! to a time of games, crafts, Bible stories, and more.

Register for 2021 Press Play VBS

Volunteer at 2021 Press Play VBS

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

 

Join Us Live and Stay Connected

Registration for in-person worship is no longer required. Join us at 9 am for Traditional Worship and 10:30 am for Contemporary Worship.

We have two sections of seating available in the sanctuary: one section is open seating (non-socially distanced) and one section maintains social distancing. You can choose which section you prefer when you arrive for worship! Masks are optional in the open seating section and are still required in the socially distanced section. To learn more, please watch our worship update below.
Worship Update May 2021
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