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Director of Connect Ministries

The Connect ministry, including a contemporary worship experience, was started at FUMC Palatine over two years ago. We are seeking an individual to lead the next phase of growth. 

Job Description for director position: 

We seek an individual who displays an authentic desire to love and serve both God and people. This person must demonstrate personal and spiritual maturity. He or she should also have a good understanding of the beliefs and polity of the United Methodist church. The desire is for this person to nurture the marginally religious and seekers of all ages and backgrounds toward discipleship and a life of faith. Community is important at FUMC and we expect our director to help foster an environment where people are valued and relationships are built. 

o 3+ years experience planning and leading contemporary services
o College degree preferred
o Humility, good attitude, self-starter
o Experience in recruiting and training lay leadership teams
o Biblical knowledge
o Strong communication skills
o Competency with media technology such as ProPresentor, SongSelect, Photoshop, and various video editing software
o Ability to work with all age groups
o Demonstrate creative ideas on how to engage an existing congregation towards encountering God in new ways
o Experience in effectively leading staff and volunteers
o Church administrative experience preferred
o Ability to work with church committees outside of Connect to promote one worshiping community
o Ability to do long-term planning and execution of worship, outreach ministries, bible studies and mission opportunities
o Experience in planning mission trips
o Ability to cultivate and nurture musicians, sound technicians and volunteers in a spiritual manner
o Musical abilities – voice, piano and/or guitar – a plus 

Required: Resume and video of a planned service you have run 

Please submit all materials via email to the Staff Parish Relations Committee at by April 15, 2015. Inquiries may be made to Barb Peterson at 847?977?6970.

Start Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
First United Methodist Church
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