Overview

Can you run? Can you patiently wait? We are looking for well-disciplined high-energy leadership to join our ministry team to help identify, plant, and mentor intentional Christian community.

OBJECTIVE

To create pockets of community where Christ followers and non-Christians can build deep lifestyle relationships around commonalities that will ultimately lead to growing in discipleship.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Creating Community:

Fresh Expressions: identify pre-existing and potential affinity groups in the Hummelstown area and plant communities that foster lifestyle relationships
Curriculum Resource: identify and, as needed, write curriculum for small group use
Leader Mentoring: check in with small group leaders regularly for leadership training and tracking their discipleship and spiritual health

Communication and Creativity:

Teaching Team: work closely with the pastor and others to creatively plan, research, draft, and finalize weekly messages.
Preaching: deliver an inspiring and engaging Sunday morning message (approx. monthly)
Collaboration: bring a creative and energetic spirit of teamwork to all meetings and events, helping other staff to achieve ministry goals in their areas

Pastoral Leadership:

4th Service: research, plan, and oversee the execution of a new worship opportunity, maintaining a role as the primary point of contact
Congregational Care: work with the pastor and other congregational care teams to provide pastoral care and hospital visitations as appropriate

Growing Personally & Professionally:

Education: continually learn about small groups, discipleship, leadership, and spiritual growth
Team: attend and participate in all staff activities to foster our team culture
Networking: establish strategic partnerships in Hummelstown and beyond
Initiative: do what needs to be done with or without being asked

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful applicants will humbly know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and will nurture a strong spiritual life. They will have a background in ministry through experience or education and possess a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. He or she must also be an engaging preacher/teacher, have infectious energy, and practice outstanding social skills.

 

Your Next Steps

  • Pray and ask for God’s direction.
  • Submit a PDF version of your resume, with a cover letter specifically outlining your interest and reasons for applying for this particular position.
  • Submit the names and contact information of at least three (3) ministry references who have at least twelve (12) months first-hand knowledge of your experience. References that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. We will not contact these references without your permission, and will only do so if we pursue your candidacy with us. We take your privacy seriously and will honor it.
  • Send your information in PDF format to jmackey@susumc.org
  • Upon further interest, you will be contacted for an initial interview and next steps.
Denomination:
United Methodist
Church size:
351 - 500

About Trinity UMC

Our mission is simple: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As a local congregation we believe that discipleship begins in relationships. Hummelstown is a small community in the shadows of Hershey and Harrisburg, Pa. We are only minutes from "the sweetest place on earth", the governing seat of Pennsylvania, and a thriving medical research and education college: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Although we have a strong, 175-year presence in our community, we are seeking to expand into Fresh Expressions of Christian Community. In the past few years, the Holy Spirit has breathed new life into our congregation. Our simple discipleship plan is to Love, Learn, Live, and Lead. Each step organically moves from Worship to Education to Service to Leadership. Focusing on the second component of this plan, we believe special emphasis needs placed on creating opportunities for connection. Our vision is that through these relationships, small groups and otherwise, we will bring hope to the hurting to re-write stories one life at a time. This new position is about fostering those connections.