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.


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.


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

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.


  • 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.