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First United Methodist Church

Kearney, Missouri, United States

Date Posted:
United Methodist
Church Size:
501 to 750
Job Type:
First United Methodist Church
Job Description:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the church’s communications strategy, including church messaging, brand development, internal and external marketing.

  • Work with various ministry leaders to strategically promote the ministries of the church.

  • Work with the Senior Pastor to develop creative and compelling sermon marketing.

  • Coordinate with the worship leaders to build excellent media presentations for Sunday morning worship.

  • Work with ministry team leaders to promote ministries by designing content and using strategic methods for communication.

  • Manage and execute the church’s social media strategy by continually showing growth in reach.

  • Design and print the weekly bulletin, with a specific focus of information for people new to the church.

  • Design and print the monthly newsletter, with a focus on providing stories of individuals from within the church experiencing transformation or meaningful ministry.

  • Design and print the Daily Devotional, and manage an online format for distribution.  

  • Manage a church-app, including information for sermons, giving,

  • Manage the design for the Weekly Connection email.

  • Manage the church’s website by creating compelling design and uploading current information like: weekly sermons, event announcements, creating consistent design and verbiage through the various pages.

  • Manage the church signage both internally and externally to create a consistent look and feel.

  • Work with outside vendors, newspapers, and others for marketing purposes.

  • Manage the church’s copiers, including working with repairmen, providing toner, and managing usage.

  • Manage the communications budget.

  • Attend staff functions and meetings.



  • A growing and committed relationship with God through Jesus Christ and a passion to reach the unchurched

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ

  • Three years professional experience in graphic design, including high proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Three years professional experience in nonprofit marketing and communication, with preferred experience on a church staff.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and have attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and create deadlines and initiate projects without prior direction.

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About the Church

First United Methodist Church

Our mission is to be disciples and make disciples of Jesus Christ
Who love and honor God,
Love and nurture one another,
And love and reach out to the world.