The Director of Adult Ministries will lead, manage, and nurture the adult growing and serving ministries of Aldersgate Church in a professional and efficient manner, enabling adults to grow as Christian disciples and serve within the church and in the world. Attracting, connecting, training, and sustaining volunteers for all adult ministries is essential to success in this role. Additionally, this person will work closely with the Senior Pastor and other staff members to interact effectively with ministry leaders, volunteers, and staff members of Aldersgate to define and implement ministry objectives. This person will work under the direction of the Senior Pastor to help implement the vision of Aldersgate and to support the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Essential Functions (in priority order)
- Attract, connect, train, and sustain ministry volunteers and teams to fulfill the vision of growing and effective adult ministries that facilitate Christian
- Manage the adult discipleship pathway from the new members’ class to participation in intentionally discipling groups (Sunday School classes, small groups, classes, ).
- Oversee the creation of new adult discipleship ministries and groups, identifying staff and/or volunteer leaders and establishing ministry teams to lead new
- Facilitate adult participation in serving ministries such as local, national, and international missions involvement, and serving in various ministries at Aldersgate, with the goal having all who call Aldersgate their church home getting involved in ministry teams inside and/or outside the
- Develop and facilitate Sunday morning hospitality ministry teams and team leaders for both worship services, including but not limited to ushers, greeters, information desk volunteers, refreshments team, and Holy Communion stewards and
- Advise the Office Administrator and communications designer to ensure all external communication channels—from website and Facebook to brochures and flyers—are consistent, updated regularly, and in the case of printed resources, in place at the information desks and other communication areas each
- Coordinate all missions teams and involvement in missions, serving as a liaison to such ministries as Angel Stitches and the food pantry and helping volunteers manage their missions ministries as
- Work with the Senior Pastor in establishing adult ministry goals, strategies, and
- Assist the Senior Pastor in developing the overall ministries of Aldersgate and a culture that promotes Christian discipleship as lived out through connecting, worshiping, growing, serving, and
- Participate regularly in staff team meetings and ministry meetings as required, promoting a staff culture that promotes teamwork and synergy across all ministry areas at
- Perform all other duties assigned by the Senior
- Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required, or equivalent combination of education and
- Experience in successfully leading and managing people and teams, including planning, team-building, developing and maintaining budgets, and creating and managing Previous ministry leadership experience preferred.
- Computer literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Strong commitment to the Christian faith and to the theology of the United Methodist Church; familiarity with the United Methodist Church structure, mission opportunities, and resources is
- Willing to adhere to the Aldersgate Church Staff Policies and Employee Conduct Expectations, to be loyal to the Senior Pastor and church leadership, and to be faithful to Aldersgate’s mission, vision, and
- Able to pray, teach, and play well with
- Ability to speak and communicate clearly, both verbal and written, to individuals, small groups, and large
- Ability to work independently on a computer (looking at a monitor, typing, sitting, ) for long periods of time.
- Ability to lift files and open filing cabinets, bending or standing on a step stool as
- Trust and integrity. Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; practices what he or she
- Interpersonal relationships. Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team
- Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal (multitasking); can use resources effectively and efficiently.
- Accurately assess the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
- Developing Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; delegates appropriately; builds people up; maintains open and active dialogue with volunteers; communicates expectations clearly and holds people accountable.
- Motivating others. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate different individuals and groups; empowers others; shares ownership and visibility; makes each participant feel
- Managing vision and purpose. Articulates and supports the mission, vision, and values of Aldersgate UMC; communicates a compelling and inspired vision for worship ministry; talks beyond the here and now to a larger sense of purpose; creates a compelling vision of possibility, hope, and optimism; helps others to own the
- Conflict management. Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimal