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The General Board of Discipleship

New Church System Strategist: Fund Development Networking and Results Tracking

The General Board of Discipleship
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 09/26/2008
Categories: Church Planter
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Collaborates, coaches and partners with Annual Conference leaders so that they might design and implement indigenous, faithful and fruitful new church start systems. In addition to consultation, this position is also responsible for monitoring progress toward Path 1 goals and raising operational funds.

The successful candidate will be passionate about reaching people for Christ through new church starts. We seek someone who has produced and has a strong track record of bearing fruit starting a new church, other start-up ventures, or other ministry settings; must thrive in fast paced, high-volume, strategic, team-based environments; must naturally take risks, must challenge status quo and innovate; must be comfortable cross-culturally, cross-ethnically, and have diverse experience with diverse people; must cast vision and enroll people in a wide variety of contexts; must be accustomed to organizing and decision making at the national organizational level; must be able to clarify concepts and move concepts to appropriate implantation or action; must have knowledge of the United Methodist Church structure and theology; must be an outstanding communicator (deep listener and articulate); must be able to express faith and have a personal commitment to growing in faith. Must have demonstrated professional and academic knowledge and recognized experience in building relationships on a national level to raise funds, consulting, coaching and/or facilitation; knowledge of fund-development from an annual conference perspective; must have demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning, consulting and creating dashboards to monitor progress; possesses computer and electronic media skills. Involvement in the United Methodist Church preferred. Master’s degree in relevant field; knowledge of new church starts, church growth and experience in Fund Development and six to seven years of experience in the work of Leadership experience growing a local church or ministry, track record of fruitfulness in previous assignments; experience with strategic planning consulting and leading a national fundraising and development project, while not required, would be preferable.