Director of adult discipleship position open at Wichita First UMC


Principal Focus: The director of adult discipleship will focus on helping adults find a spiritual home at First Church. This will include study of the areas surrounding the church, building of relationships with those outside the church, and initiating new ministries that create connections and community for new populations. The director will also form and support short term study/educational opportunities and resource existing adult Sunday School classes with curriculum and support as needed.

Regular Duties:

  • Study downtown demographics and culture to understand those who live nearby and their spiritual needs.
  • Attend downtown events and spaces to meet new people and act as an ambassador for First Church, this includes meeting, greeting and representing the church positively.
  • Organize participation for First Church in downtown events as appropriate.
  • Develop relationships with people outside the church to discover new ministry opportunities.
  • Invite new people to First Church’s existing ministries and worship life.
  • Create new programming opportunities for adults within First Church.
  • Set benchmarks for new programming and regularly evaluate effectiveness of such programs.
  • Help educate existing congregation about our downtown context.
  • Recruit volunteers from existing congregation to help support new ministries.
Qualities, Skills, Experience, Education:
  • Solid interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to connect people with one another and form community
  • Ability to manage people and resources
  • Ability to follow and administer financial and administrative policies of the church
  • Ability to motivate and engage congregation members in ministry
  • Willingness to support the United Methodist Church, its connectional system, and mission
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a staff team
  • Flexible, innovative, bold
  • College degree preferred
  • Experience in local church ministry preferred
  • Familiarity with downtown Wichita preferred

Contact: Rev Amy Lippoldt

Address: 330 N Broadway Wichita KS 67202

Phone: 316-267-6244

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