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East Stroudsburg UMC

Director of Congregational Care, Discipleship, and Evangelism/Community Outreach

East Stroudsburg UMC
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 06/09/2017
Categories: Combo Positions
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, located in the Pocono Mountains of Eastern PA, has a full-time job available for the qualified candidate. This position is responsible for four key areas: Congregational Care, Discipleship Ministries, Evangelism, and Training/Resourcing. Congregational care encompasses visitation and counseling for the sick, bereaved, homebound, and those in need to spiritual support. Discipleship coordination includes planning for adult discipleship opportunities, coordinating church-wide studies, and providing accountability, encouragement, and training for those leading small and covenant groups outside of Sunday morning. The staff member will work directly with an experienced lay discipleship team and the pastor. The staff member will support and improve existing evangelism and community outreach programs and develop new opportunities for evangelism and community outreach. Training in ALPHA is a strong plus for the interested candidate. This staff member will be responsible for training and resourcing members of the Care Team, lay-led hospital visitation, and homebound Holy Communion distribution. The staff member will provide regular training for those desiring to be teachers of small groups and will facilitate evangelism training for the congregation. This is a full-time position.



  • Minimum of college education; counseling experience is a plus
  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a mature faith
  • Comfortable in times of crisis; emotionally stable with no unresolved issues; a good listener with the ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Ability to effectively motivate and lead others
  • Ability to organize and manage
  • Solid knowledge base in congregational care and Christian discipleship
  • Team player working for the good in all areas of the church
  • Can pass PA state police criminal background check, PA child abuse clearance, and FBI clearance

 To Apply: Please request a full job description from church administrator, Jill Teaford (, and submit cover letter and resume to