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Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

Lakeland, Florida, United States

Date Posted:
Church Developer
United Methodist
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
Job Description:

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church is seeking a New Church Development (NCD) specialist. This position will be responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of this aspect of ministry for the church and will work together with a Congregational Vitality specialist in the newly formed Congregational Vitality department. 


The NCD Specialist will work with both internal and external constituencies to utilize new, creative and sustainable models for locating and starting new churches and missions.


The successful candidate must be a growing follower of Jesus Christ living in an accountable community with a strong track record of successful, fruitful ministry.  Candidates must also possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to work effectively within the committee governance structure of The United Methodist Church, including providing strategic communication and education to district offices, local churches, conference boards and agencies in the areas of new church development.


Candidate qualifications include being an ordained clergy member with significant experience in developing new faith communities within The United Methodist Church. A Bachelor’s degree is required  - Masters degree is preferred. Qualified candidates must possess the cultural fluency to successfully communicate with ethnic congregations and are expected to have a passion for new church development as well as in-depth knowledge of United Methodist theology and polity.


These positions offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.  Relocation assistance may also be provided. For consideration e-mail resume and letter of interest to employment@flumc.org no later than January 22, 2013.

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Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

The Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is a progressive religious organization and one of 64 conferences of The United Methodist Church. It stretches more than 700 miles from just west of Tallahassee to the Florida Keys. Between are 745 churches with more than 1,000 active and retired clergy and 330,000 members from across Florida and many neighbors of African-American, Angola, Filipino, Haitian, Hispanic, Korean, Native American, Russian and Vietnamese backgrounds making up one dynamic church. The Flor More...