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Conference Benefits Officer, S.C. Conference of the UMC


This position interprets and determines pension and group insurance eligibility in compliance with the mandates of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, mandates of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBOPHB) the South Carolina Annual Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and applicable federal or state law and regulations. This position performs the necessary steps to accurately record such eligibility and to bill churches or other responsible parties for benefits.


As the conference benefits officer, this position serves as the enrollment officer for all participants in the various benefit plans administered through the SC Annual Conference. The CBO is responsible for the interpretation and implementation of all enrollment requirements.

The CBO is responsible for the review of all Ministerial Support Forms for compliance and eligibility. They are responsible for the entry of the data of such forms into the Conference’s billing system and Wespath’s database.


Following are the job functions for the role of Conference Benefits Officer.

Managerial Duties:

• Supervise and direct work of two Benefits Specialists
• Serve as primary contact regarding policy and plan issues with Wespath and other vendors.
• Serve as liaison with the actuaries and the actuarial staff at Wespath
• Responsible for maintaining job-specific knowledge by participating in such groups and trainings as the Association of United Methodist Conference Pension and Benefits Officers (AUMCPBO), Healthflex Summits, Conference Benefits Officer Forums, Quadrennial Benefits Conferences, and online training events.
• Communicate with the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits regarding legal and regulatory issues dealing with pension and health benefits. Make recommendation concerning the same.
• Execute the various adoption agreements with provider vendors and Wespath.
• Coordinate and serve as announcer for Conference Retirement Service.
• Instruct and coordinate enrollment of new participants (School of Ministry)
• Coordinate pre-retirement seminars. Discipline requires at least one per year.
• Coordinate, instruct, schedule and hold any enrollment education meetings regarding annual election for health benefits.
• Coordinate meetings of the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits including any sub-committee meetings.
• Serve as ombudsman for participants in disputes in the programs administered by vendors including Wespath.
• Serves as initial source for disability claims and serves as staff support and coordinator for the Joint Committee for Medical Leave. Advises the DS and the BOM on the same.
• Acts as secretary of the Appeals Committee. Responsible for research and documentation on all pension appeals.
• Serves as interpreter of benefits and eligibility for District Superintendents as they deal with clergy within their Districts.
• Compiles the Combined Benefits Funding Plan for the South Carolina Annual Conference.
• Prepares Board of Pension and Health Benefits report to the Annual Conference.
• Work as a team player with the Ministry Advisory Team and others to provide a strategic vision for the Annual Conference.
• Responsible for coordination with Conference Secretary for the perfection of the Business Questions
• Counseling those in crisis, e.g. death of a participant or spouse, or retirement as it relates to benefits.

Pastoral duties

• Acts as the Bishop’s representative with regard to clergy community deaths.
• Provides some pastoral care for active clergy, retired clergy, and their families.

Accounting Functions

• Develops rates for the direct billing of Benefits to the local churches and various entities of the Annual Conference.
• Serves as accounts receivable manager for direct billing for Annual Conference.
• Posts the direct billing of Annual Conference Center to accounts receivable.
• Post health benefits payroll deductions to accounts receivable.
• Processes all ACH transactions through the accounts receivable system (Shelby).
• Processes transfer of funds from the Annual Conference to the investments at Wespath.
• Processes all voided payments in the accounts receivable module of Shelby.
• Processes all paperwork to Wespath for the deaths of any active or retired clergy and their spouses.
• Submits all applications for disability benefits for active clergy to Wespath for the adjudication of the claim.
• Preparation of preliminary budgets and premiums figures for the coming year.

HR Functions

• Processes all benefits enrollment for new clergy of the Annual Conference.
• Serves as a resource regarding pension and health benefits matters to all clergy of the Annual Conference.



• Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Human Resources/ Benefits Administration including direct supervision and project/team management.
• Bachelor’s degree in human resources, personnel management, related field or commensurate experience.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Computer skills required include Microsoft Office products and an understanding of computerized accounting systems.
• Commitment to understanding and supporting the mission and standards of the United Methodist Church.
• Demonstrated experience advising in one or more of these areas: health insurance, retirement planning, investments, social security, and Medicare.


• Knowledge of the United Methodist Church, its organization and structure.
• Professional certification in relevant field or active affiliation with Human Resources, Employee Benefits or related networks and organizations.
• Faith -based nonprofit experience.
• Experience managing day to day financial administration functions of pension, health and/or other employee benefit plans.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

This position requires a background check including a credit check.

To apply, email a resume and letter of interest with salary history to Beth Westbury, Treasurer, at

The application process is open until the position is filled, but first consideration will be given to those applying no later than December 31, 2017.

Beth Westbury


  11/16/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Youth Pastor

Please send all resumes and references to the church office:
Attn: Richard Reams
1125 E Montague Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405

Reports to: Senior Pastor
Position Status: Part Time, Salaried (We are also seeking a part-time worship leader and if the applicant is interested and qualified, these 2 positions can be combined.)

Office Hours: (to include but not limited to)
Set office hours in conjunction with Pastor and SPRC
Field Hours at school lunches, functions, games, etc.
Sunday School, UMYF, Bible Study, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Build, maintain, and grow relationships with youth and parents, partnering with them in faith based teaching and training; taking a newly formed youth ministry to the next level while maintaining a passionate, energetic, and dynamic ministry devoted to youth.
Create, develop, and lead programs according to the church’s mission and vision including but not limited to:
Sunday morning opportunities for worship, education and relationship building by providing curriculum consistent with the core values of United Methodism and Wesleyan principles
Develop outreach programs, activities, and events such as UMYF, utilizing our facilities, concerts, one-time events, etc.
Plan spiritual growth programs for youth to worship and fellowship together so that they might learn Biblical principles and apply them to their lives.
Provide opportunities for youth service through Salkehatchie and other missions trips
Collaborate with the Children’s minister and Senior Pastor to bridge the gap between rising 5th graders and older youth
Welcome, reach out and follow up with visitors to youth activities
Assist the Senior Pastor in leading Confirmation classes
Recruit, train, encourage, minister and counsel gifted volunteers and servants who are necessary partners for a successful family ministry. Ensure all volunteers comply with Safe Sanctuary Policies and Procedures

Administrative Responsibilities:

Manage the youth ministry budget in cooperation with the Christian Formation Committee
Meet periodically with the Senior Pastor and/or Church Council to evaluate and update
Provide current information on programs, events, and activities for the bulletin, newsletter, church website and youth social media outlets
Verify that satisfactory completion of background checks and Safe Sanctuary training for all adults serving is maintained on file in conjunction with the church office

Church Relationships

Communicate appropriately and effectively with church staff, youth, volunteers and parents
Serve as a cooperative member of the ministry team


Knowledge and skills:

Deep-rooted passion for youth ministry
Knowledge and affirmation of UMC doctrine and practice
Familiarity with Christian education curriculum and program design
Continual progression in a walk with God through a personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Passion to lead and train volunteers
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-starter and team player
Demonstrate and attitude of servant leadership

Minimum Experience:

3 years experience is preferred but a willingness to learn where experience is lacking
Physical Requirements:
Capable of lifting 30lbs
Physically able to participate in youth activities (mission trips included)

Richard Reams
1125 E Montague Ave
North Charleston , sc  29405

  11/13/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Worship Leader

Please send all resumes and references to the church office:
Attn: Richard Reams
1125 E Montague Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29405

Reports to: Senior Pastor, SPRC
Position Status and Hours: Part Time, Salaried
Office Hours: (to include but not limited to)
Set office hours in conjunction with Pastor and SPRC
Scheduled Practice time with worship team
Sunday morning set up, worship, and break down

Job Requirements:

Play musical instruments, preferably including guitar or piano
Ability to lead worship team, including other musicians and singers
Vocal ability
Ability to develop chords charts, transpositions and transitions from song to song
Work well with church employees and volunteers
Ability to understand worship leadership as a ministry and a willingness to engage in pastoral activities as necessary

Job Responsibilities:

Exhibit enthusiasm and creativity
Maintain positive working relationship with other staff and ministry servants
Exhibit Christian faith in action
Weekly Pre-Sunday responsibilities:
Plan and organize “The Current” service alongside with the Design Team and pastor, including the development of an order of worship for each service
Work with pastor to determine song selection in accordance with the service themes/series
Conduct rehearsals as needed with the worship team
Coordinate any drama or other specific worship personnel that may be involved in the service to insure proper flow (alongside the pastor and Design Team)
Coordinate any necessary projections/media including lyrics for each song

Sunday Responsibilities:

Distribute order of service, song sheets, etc. to the worship team prior to service
Lead the worship service (not including the message)
Recruit and empower other musicians/singers to join the Worship Team
Participate in annual review process
Perform other tasks as assigned, necessary to the operation of the church

Richard Reams
1125 E Montague Ave
North Charleston , sc  29405

  11/13/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Connecting Coordinator

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church (, a vibrant and mission-driven church with three locations in the Kansas City metro area, is seeking a Connecting Coordinator for its Lee’s Summit campus. The Connecting Coordinator will oversee hospitality within the church, reach out to the community to engage people in the mission of Woods Chapel, welcome new guests, plug in people to the ministries within the life of the church, and equip volunteers to serve in the Connecting Ministries. This person will serve collaboratively with other staff members and report to the executive pastor.

The ideal candidate for this position is excellent at joyfully winning others over, breaking the ice and making a connection, is energized by and drawn to meeting new people, and is able to create and manage a sustainable and effective team to do the same. Strong communication and organizational skills are a must. Resumes along with a cover letter can be sent to

Monica Lewis
4725 NE Lakewood way
Lee's Summit, MO  64064

  11/4/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Director of Youth and College Age Ministries

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, in Memphis TN is accepting applications for their full-time Director of Youth and College Age Ministries. Emmanuel averages 400+ in weekly worship with participation of 25-30 youth. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to the spiritual growth of our youth and families.
Some of the responsibilities include:
• Planning and administering youth and college age programming
• Equipping a staff of passionate and dedicated volunteer adult counselors
• Helping youth and college age adults grow in relationship with God and one another
• Bachelor's degree required, appropriate theological studies preferred.
• A strong faith and theology consistent with the United Methodist Church.
• Demonstrated experience in building and leading teams.
• Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
• Prior experience and proven success in youth ministry.
• Physical health exam.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commiserate with experience.  Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to

Linda Gabriel
2404 Kirby Road
Memphis, TN  38119

  11/3/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Youth Minister

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church (, a caring faith community in the heart of Greenville, South Carolina’s vibrant downtown, is looking for a dedicated full-time Youth Minister. With nearly 3,000 members in this missionally focused congregation, this non-ordained position will be responsible for organizing and coordinating ongoing ministries that maximize 7th- 12th grade students’ growth as disciples of Christ, both in and outside the walls of the church, while building relationships with parents and equipping volunteers for ministry. The Youth Minister will serve as an integral part of the confirmation process, enriching the holistic faith formation process at BSUMC. The successful candidate has a proven track record of leading a dynamic youth program shown to foster faith, deepen spirituality, provide opportunities to be the hands of God in the wider world, and build Christian community. In addition to partnering with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led youth program of mission and ministry opportunities, the Youth Minister will join an enthusiastic pastoral, staff, and volunteer team committed to youth and their families.

The successful candidate will ideally have a college degree, 7-10 years of experience in youth ministry leadership (preferably in a large congregation), and a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition.

Resumes along with a cover letter can be sent to

Aly Eaton
200 Buncombe Street
Greenville, SC  29601

  10/27/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Minister of Next Generation Discipleship

At First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, we are searching for a forward-thinking, collaborative leader who is mature and can engage our diverse community and church in indigenous family-based discipleship. Our vision is bold and is based on God’s call as processed by considerable discernment and prayer. The congregation and Church Council have set Family Ministry as the church’s primary goal this year. The intergenerational excitement for this endeavor is revealed in support and volunteers. We are growing to become a church that appeals to families with children and partners with them to grow disciples of Jesus Christ.

The primary roles of this position are leading the family ministry team, building up the existing children’s ministry, partnering with parents on their children’s faith journey, and overseeing the administrative and financial aspects of family ministry.

Send a letter of interest and resume with three references to the Rev. Jim Bell, Lead Pastor,

Jim Bell
100 S. Church Street
Rocky Mount, North Carolina  27804
(252) 977-0400

  10/24/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Executive Director / Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry is looking to hire its first executive director.


Under the guidance and direction of the Board of Trustees, the executive director functions as the chief executive officer (CEO) and serves as “the face” for the Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry (ASNM) programs. The executive director provides for the overall management and daily operation of programs and services for adults with disabilities and special needs. The executive director also should inspire others and promote a faith-based environment in the residential homes and among the staff and families of residents.


I. Management

1. Provides overall management of the programs and services provided through ASNM; assures that operations are in compliance with state and federal funding and regulatory agencies.

2. Develops and maintains written programmatic policies and procedures for the operation of ASNM programs and services; provides interpretation of these policies and procedures as needed and assures that they are consistent with state and federal laws, regulations and directives, and with the rules and regulations of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church; assures that policies and procedures are reviewed at least annually and necessary updates and revisions are made.

3. Conducts periodic staff meetings for key personnel and actively promotes teamwork at all levels within the organization.

4. Attends Board of Trustees and committee meetings; provides written reports and verbal presentations; implements Board directives as appropriate.

5. Responsible for the timely renewal of contracts with state agencies and other funders as appropriate.

II. Personnel and Supervision

1. Provides supervision for the administrators of ASNM residential programs through periodic employee conferences, staff meetings, on-site observations and written annual evaluations.

2. Assures that personnel actions are in compliance with appropriate state and federal labor and civil rights laws.

3. Makes recommendations to the Board regarding staff compensation and benefits.

4. Recruits and hires licensed administrators; provides oversight of the hiring process for other employees.

5. Assures that all employees are appropriately trained and develops resources for orientation and ongoing training opportunities.

III. Communications and Public Relations

1. Provides timely, accurate and professionally written, electronic and verbal communications.

2. Directs ASNM public information efforts statewide; assures that programs and services of ASNM are actively promoted within the S.C. United Methodist Conference, utilizing existing public relations resources; promotes ASNM through other existing media outlets and makes presentations concerning ASNM to churches, community organizations and agencies and other interested agencies; represents ASNM at meetings and other functions related to the mission of the organization.

3. Responsible for the development of public information tools and resources, including but not limited to brochures, websites, utilization of social media, displays and videos.

4. Assures that all gifts and contributions are acknowledged in a timely and appropriate manner.

5. Responsible for maintaining current database of contributions and contributors.

IV. Planning and Development

1. Oversees the growth and development of ASNM in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.

2. Assures that ASNM programs are appropriately coordinated with other health and human service agencies that serve persons with disabilities.

3. Stays abreast of state and federal programs for persons with disabilities and their services options and funding; determines how these programs are consistent with the mission of ASNM; prepares grants or funding requests.

4. Evaluates current programmatic operations to determine if modifications or enhancements are needed.

5. Maintains current files of applicants as prospective residents.

6. Maintains current files on individuals and groups who have expressed interest in assisting with the future development of ASNM.

V. Financial and Budgetary Oversight

1. In conjunction with the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees, provides for the overall financial management of ASNM, including the preparation of monthly financial reports. Works directly with outside entities as necessary in the preparation of such reports, including the corporate tax return.

2. Participates in the development of an annual budget by identifying trends, projecting programmatic needs and by monitoring and providing information on program income and expenses.

3. Prepares required financial reports and assures that audits and other requests are completed as required by funders and state, federal and church agencies.

4. Oversees the determination of all fees and charges. Assures appropriate procedures are maintained for the collection of all revenues, including, but not limited to, client fees, state subsidies and contributions. Ensures state subsidies are utilized in compliance with all regulations.

5. Plans and conducts ongoing fundraising efforts; helps to establish a foundation and a residents’ assistance fund.


A master’s degree in business or public administration, public health, social sciences or a related field and a minimum of four years’ experience in the administration of a health or social services program; may substitute a bachelor’s degree in one of the areas above and six years of progressive management experience in a health or social services program. All degrees must be from a college or higher educational institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education & Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Ability to interpret and analyze broad health and human services issues; a thorough knowledge of management principles, practices and procedures; skills in analysis and solution of management problems; ability to communicate effectively both orally, in writing and electronically; must be knowledgeable of all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations related to the operation of residential homes and have the ability to analyze, apply and implement them; ability to direct and supervise individuals in the performance of management and programmatic activities; must have visionary skills along with the desire and ability to expand the programs of ASNM; must be familiar with the S.C. Medicaid Program and its services for persons with disabilities and special needs; and must have direct knowledge of administering programs for persons with disabilities and special needs. These skills and knowledge would be acquired through a combination of education and job experience.

Must have a valid driver’s license and access to transportation to make frequent in-town and statewide trips (which will be reimbursed); must have excellent computer skills; open to cultural/demographic diversity; ability to make and keep schedules; capable of using standard office equipment; has basic mathematical skills; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


$75,000 to $85,000 per year, plus benefits.

Interested applicants may mail a resume and cover letter to:

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry
P.O. Box 5781
Columbia, SC 29250

Resumes also will be accepted by email at

Deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2017.


  10/20/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information

Director of Music Ministries



First United Methodist Church in Belmont, NC has a staff opening for a Director of Music. This staff person works in partnership with the pastor, other staff and laity of the congregation to oversee the church’s entire music ministry, integral to our worship and common life, connecting us to God and forming us as a people of praise. The ministry includes choral ensembles for all ages, chime/handbell ensembles for all ages, and an early service worship team. We offer two, growing, dynamic services on Sundays: an early, acoustic/contemporary service, and a later service centered on traditional liturgy and sacred choral music. First UMC is a 600 member church striving to live out our mission to “be more like Jesus Christ for our community and beyond.” We are blessed to have many gifted, committed musicians in our congregation. Located in one of the fastest growing communities in the Charlotte, NC area, we are thriving as we offer the good news and serve our community.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in a relevant musical discipline as well as experience leading and serving in a United Methodist congregation. The candidate will lead and direct musical ensembles and play both piano and organ. The ideal candidate should also have:

· A lively and joyful commitment to the Christian faith. The ability to model faithfully the core values of our congregation: joy, generosity, care and compassion, a focus on relationships and active, curious faith.

· The ability to relate compassionately with all persons whom the Church serves.

· The ability to equip and empower laity of varied abilities in musical service and leadership of our congregation.

· A creative, innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, rooted in the traditions of historic Christian worship and scripture.

· Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.

· Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

· Maturity, with knowledge and practical experience of maintaining healthy boundaries.

Submit resume with cover letter and professional references to Rev. George Ragsdale at This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are open to alternative options for staffing this ministry should the right person(s) present themselves. Deacons are welcomed and encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

George Ragsdale
807 South Point Road
Belmont, NC  28012

  10/20/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information


Myers Memorial UMC in Gastonia, NC is seeking a part-time organist who will also accompany our chancel choir. This person will work closely with the Pastor and the Director of Music to help provide meaningful worship. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music and experience in church music is preferred. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Tony Sane ( A complete job description is available upon request. Position to begin on January 1, 2018.

Tony Sane
301 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC  28054
704 864 3222 ext.107

  10/18/2017  If you submitted this job, click here to update it's information