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Brentwood United Methodist Church

Associate Director of Missions & Outreach

Brentwood United Methodist Church


Job Summary

Ministry Summary/Objective: 

Manage all phases of missional opportunities and events to meet the goals and objectives as defined by the department director and L3 team.  Provide day-to-day oversight of member & community partner relationships, project/event processes & timelines, and budget estimates in cooperation with staff and lay leaders providing serving opportunities for people to grow as disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.

Job Responsibilities

Ministry Responsibilities

  • Champion and execute mission & outreach programs, events, and initiatives utilizing a Ministry Action Plan (MAP) or another project plan as directed by the department director and/or L3 Team for the following ministries

    • South Africa Outreach – support sponsorship programs, site visits, and annual fundraising event
    • Race & Faith Initiatives – support team as they establish effective ministry strategies and partner with other local churches for events
    • Room in the Inn – provide recruitment, scheduling, and program oversight
    • Support missional collections (monetary & item donations) in coordination with the Communications team, other staff, volunteers, and agencies as requested
    • Disaster Relief response – includes fund management/disbursement, collecting relief supplies, and disbursing to those in need
  • Support the work of the department and empower the department’s Ministry Action Teams related to their initiatives, events, trips, and studies
  • Collaborate with BUMC Strategic Missional Partners (Harvest Hands, Healing Housing, and South Africa Outreach) on projects and initiatives maintaining positive relationships with each group
  • Recruit, communicate, and connect members to ministries with an emphasis on increasing participation across all demographics
  • Communicate ministry plans across departments as they emerge for calendaring, coordination, and resourcing

Administrative & Finance Responsibilities

  • Work with all BUMC departments (e.g., Finance, Facilities, Communications, etc.) as required to ensure proper processes, guidelines, and procedures are being followed by you, the laity, and partners to include, but not limited to, fundraising approvals and purchases and statement reconciliation
  • Track revenue and expenses throughout events/program lifecycles providing documentation to administrative staff ensuring that expenses do not exceed the allocated budget. 
  • Oversee department purchase order processes, and credit card payments, and interpret/maintain mission & outreach budget records, including reconciling month-end and year-to-date ledgers
  • Provide support to assigned ministry areas and events to include, but not limited to:
    • Timely and accurate communication of assigned events and services
    • Work with the Communications team for the timely completion of projects and develop content for newsletters
    • Ensure accurate database information in the Ministry Platform and other software for assigned areas
    • Partner with the department coordinator to manage participant registrations for assigned ministries
  • Facilitate background checks for department volunteers as needed
  • Attend staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, and departmental meetings


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Emphasis in religion, non-profit management, or another related field preferred
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of related ministry/mission experience preferred
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience in a medium to large church setting with the ability to navigate the dynamics of a large organizational church structure
  • Experience recruiting, training, and empowering volunteers


  • Passionate about participating in God’s work in the world and able to articulate the connection between the Kingdom of God and the work of missions
  • High level of competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Asana, Evernote, Canva, and MailChimp with the ability to learn other computer programs quickly and use them proficiently (e.g., Ministry Platform church management system, eSpace for event scheduling and registration)
  • Understanding of finance and budgeting processes
  • Deeply rooted in Christ and growing spiritually through personal habits and disciplines
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with persons of all levels of maturity and status
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to work independently, multi-task, prioritize, and manage time
  • Adaptable and flexible in a changing work environment while approaching tasks with a positive attitude
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Strong relational skills and the ability to handle sensitive/crisis situations with compassion
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and anticipates the needs of the department
  • Enjoys a team environment and is service-oriented

Additional Information


Subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance along with life insurance and Long-Term Disability.

Paid time off and holiday pay

Up to 6% employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan

A Christian work environment with the opportunity to work 1 remote day per week.

How to Apply

Forward the cover letter and resume to hr@bumc.net or complete the online application form at www.bumc.net/employment


  • Date Posted: October 12, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 11/27/2023
  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $49,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:30a - 5:00p