The Gateway Districts Office
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Leading congregations to lead people to actively follow Jesus Christ

Employment Opportunities

 
 
February 7, 2018
 
New Covenant United Methodist Church in south Saint Louis is seeking a part-time Worship and Praise Band Leader to plan music for worship, do lead singing (contralto, mezzo- soprano or contra-tenor), and lead a well-developed Praise Band. Rehearsals are currently Thursday evenings. Worship is 8:55-10:00 am Sunday mornings. Applicants need not have instrumental skills and experience (other than voice performance), though it could be helpful. 
 
Send resume (and video if desired) to Rev. Mark Harvey, markcharvey@sbcglobal.net, or call 314-398-7485
 

 
January 25, 2018
 
Manchester United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Missions to partner with our pastors, staff, ministry leaders and congregation to harness the passion, talents and resources of the church to help vulnerable individuals move toward thriving self-sufficiency. This person will help people of all ages and backgrounds understand, experience and respond to God's call to missional living. 
 
The Director of Missions will work 20 hours per week with 4 of those hours usually occurring on Sunday mornings. The weekday schedule is flexible according to ministry needs. This role will have access to 10 hours of adminstrative support weekly to assist with administrative tasks and access to our Communications Department.
 
Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate degree with previous experience leading missional programs or activities.  Theological training or church staff experience is a plus.
 
Click Here for more information and a full job description
 

 
January 18, 2018
Kirkwood United Methodist Church is seeking a Part Time Contemporary Worship Leader.  The principal focus is to lead and grow the Contemporary Worship/Music Ministry at KUMC enabling the congregation to glorify God through celebration in Contemporary Worship.  This person reports directly to the Lead Pastor.
General Duties:
  1. Continue to grow and mature as a godly person of integrity. Pursue being a Christ follower so that he/she can model and mentor what that is to those around him/her.
  2. Provide leadership, vision, and passion for KUMC in the area of Contemporary Worship and Music Ministries that is in line with the overall vision, purpose and mission of KUMC.
  3. Lead in creating and implementing new worship opportunities which align with the mission and vision at KUMC.
  4. Participate in a weekly Contemporary Worship design team.
  5. Coordinate with the Lead Pastor to create and lead two well-planned and engaging Saturday and Sunday Contemporary Worship services. This includes:
    1. Leading these Contemporary Worship services
    2. Read scripture and lead in prayer
    3. Overseeing the Contemporary Worship teams (vocalists and musicians)
    4. Preparing for and leading rehearsals
    5. Consulting with lead pastor to coordinate music for the Sunday services
  1. Lead Contemporary Worship vocally and preferably proficient with a guitar, keyboard and/or other instruments.
  2. Develop and administer an annual budget for the Contemporary Worship ministry in accordance with the financial policies of the church.
  3. If available, attend staff meetings and participate in the planning and implementation of church programs that will fulfill the mission and vision of the church.
  4. Assist in planning, implementing and leading Contemporary Worship for special events outside of Sunday worship services.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Lead
  6. Either currently is a member of, or is willing to join the membership of KUMC upon hiring in full agreement of our statement of faith.
  7. This position is paid hourly and is approximately 15 to 20 hours per week.
 Please email resume and cover letter to ur@kirkwoodumc.org.
 

 
December 18, 2017 
 
College United Methodist Church in Warrenton, Missouri is hiring an Administrative Assistant to the pastor and the church office.  Administrative Assistant is a 21 hour/ week position (Tuesday – Friday). 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This individual is the front-line ministry assistant to the pastor and the church office.  Must be self-directive and capable of working in fast-paced, supportive, collaborative environment.  Supervises the church office, including office volunteers.  Answers phones and greets visitors.  Purchases office supplies and coordinates with vendors/suppliers for goods and/or services.  Maintains church calendar for internal ministry events and outside groups using building.  Publishes the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter.  Maintains membership records in computer database.  Maintains mailing and electronic distribution lists and sends communications as needed.  Assists fellow staff members with other tasks as deemed necessary.  Coordinates tasks with ministry volunteers.  Assists with advertising and marketing through local and social media.  Assists Finance Team and generates reports.  Performs other duties as assigned.
 
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Computer skills, including Publisher, Word, Excel, QuickBooks
Previous office experience desired
 
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High School diploma or equivalent and good communication skills
 
For consideration, candidate must submit brief cover letter stating why he/she feels suited for the position, along with resume and references. Deadline to apply is January 9, 2018, although further inquiries will be accepted until the position is filled.  Candidates should mail materials to Rev. Eric Moore (ericmoore@collegemethodist.org) or send to College UMC  701 E. Main St.  Warrenton, Missouri.