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Christ United Methodist Church

Minister of Recreation

Christ United Methodist Church
Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Date Posted: 10/06/2015
Categories: Recreational/Sports Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson, MS, is seeking a full-time Minister of Recreation


The Minister of Recreation is responsible for oversight, planning, leadership equipping, and implementing a recreation ministry that includes sports, fitness, outdoors, and other recreational opportunities.  The Recreation Ministry exists for the purpose of reaching our broader community and connecting people to discipleship opportunities.  As part of the Discipleship Team, this person must be able to disciple people and help people grow in their faith, minister to those connected to recreation ministry, and equip leaders for ministry.


A qualified candidate will have strong ministry, leadership, organizational, and relational skills.  This candidate will also need to embody the following:


  • Demonstrate a commitment to God’s mission in the world and in our community, with a strong focus on discipleship, outreach, and restoration of lives and communities
  • Will be actively involved in disciplines that foster personal spiritual growth
  • Work in a team based environment
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communicator, with no reservations about speaking in front of staff, ministry groups or committees
  • Experience in a church is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred