Commission on a Way Forward Town Hall Report

The Arkansas Conference Commission on a Way Forward Town Hall Report is now available for viewing online at: https://goo.gl/X1nwJ1 The report, town hall results, and online survey results are also available for download at: https://goo.gl/9CSoqR Thank You: To everyone who participated in a Town Hall event or the online survey, thank you for sharing your feedback concerning the future of The United Methodist Church. Your responses were exceptionally valuable. Please continue to be in prayer for our...

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Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris to become Lead Equipper for the Center for Vitality

The Center for Vitality is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris will be joining the CFV team July 1, 2018 as Lead Equipper for the Center for Vitality.  Michelle is a native of Benton and brings both a robust academic background and varied pastoral experiences to this work.  Michelle will join Rev. Dede Roberts, Director of the Center for Vitality and Cathy Hall, Lay Program Coordinator, in resourcing vital congregations that make disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.  Her primary responsibilities in this new position will include writing curriculum, leading the Center in creating online platforms for equipping and training events, and helping congregations develop and implement intentional discipleship systems. In accepting this position, Michelle says, “I am beyond excited to be taking this role as Lead Equipper for the Center for Vitality. I view my role in this position less as a principle teacher and more as a principle learner for the Arkansas Conference, as this position will allow me to learn from some incredibly creative and committed pastors and laity across the Conference. It will then be my responsibility to share that learning across the state as we seek to make vital disciples equipped to share their faith and transform lives, communities, and the world. I could not be more grateful to Bishop Mueller and Director Dede Roberts for this opportunity.” Rev. Dr. Morris holds both an B.A and M.A. from the University of Arkansas and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Perkins School of Theology.  She has served churches in Fort Smith, West Memphis and Hurst, TX.  She and her husband Travis Morris have one son,...

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Director, Ministry to Families with Children – Trinity UMC of Little Rock

Trinity United Methodist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas is searching for a Director of its Ministry to Families with Children.  Responsibilities include leadership of Christian Education to include Sunday School classes and children’s moments for all worship services. This staff position is responsible for all events pertaining to the activities of the children (Vacation Bible School, Palm Sunday, Easter, Trick or Trunk, Christmas, etc.)  Applications will be reviewed when received.  Part-time or full-time employment option available.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Search will remain open until filled.  Submit a cover letter and resume to both Dr. Don Hall, pastordon@tumclr.org, and Richard Hanson, rhhanson@ualr.edu. Include urls to social media platforms and places where evidence of prior work can be viewed.  A detailed job summary and list of responsibilities will be...

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Part-Time Children’s Ministry Director – Sequoyah UMC

Sequoyah United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Director who will lead and oversee developing, implementing and maintaining an ongoing ministry for children ages birth-5th grade. The ideal candidate must be passionate and enthusiastic about working with children and families and have a passion to help children have a dynamic relationship with Jesus, in which they are able to grow and participate in the Kingdom of God. They should have proven creativity, organizational skills, administrative abilities and experience with recruiting volunteers and delegating tasks. This position involves providing leadership for all aspects of the Children’s Ministry including Wednesday night activities, Sunday morning activities, and special events such as Vacation Bible School. If you are a great fit for this position, please send your resume to: Sequoyah United Methodist Church Attention: Rev. Sara Pair 1910 N. Old Wire Road Fayetteville, AR 72703 or email it...

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Full Time Director of Children’s Ministry – Grace Avenue UMC

Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, Texas is currently seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to for children birth through 5th grade.  Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is a 2500-member suburban church in the North Texas Conference.  Our Children’s Ministry serves a fast growing and family-oriented community.  The Mission of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is to eradicate homelessness in whatever form it presents itself.  We believe that everyone needs a spiritual, emotional, and physical home.  Grace Avenue United UMC is seeking a person who can live into this mission and is deeply committed to the ministry of making disciples and making a difference in the lives of children through Jesus Christ.   The purpose of this position is to enable a community of love that: Nurtures children from birth. Fully integrates children into the family of God at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. Instills a sense of place and belonging (an extension of home). Confirms their identity as the beloved children of God. Fosters spiritual development through education, worship, service, and mission. Supports parents and families through the joys and challenges of parenting children. Education: A degree in Christian Education, Education or related field familiar with children and their development and needs as well as 2-4 years of experience leading a church-based children’s ministry program.   Experience/Knowledge: Spiritual Maturity Experience with leading children birth – 5th grade. Experience communicating with parents of children Friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible team approach while working with children, parents, volunteers, and staff members. Familiarity with the theology, traditions, and polity (organization) of the United Methodist church Working Hours: 40 hours per week including Sundays, emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position and sometimes additional hours are needed to achieve objectives. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Reports to: Minister of Discipleship and Staff Parish Relations Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume to...

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