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Trinity UMC

Pastor/Director of Ministry Advancement

Trinity UMC
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 05/17/2017
Categories: Discipleship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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.


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



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
  • Upon further interest, you will be contacted for an initial interview and next steps.