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First Presbyterian Church of Nashville

Director of Missions Ministry

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville


Job Summary

The Director of Missions Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Nashville plays a vital role in advancing the Gospel through both words and deeds, addressing the needs of under-resourced individuals within our communities, region, nation, and world.  Collaborating with the Missions Council and committees, this position recommends, equips, and champions strategies and teams essential to achieving the church’s mission priorities.  The Director partners with pastors, staff, and committee leaders to ensure optimal utilization of the congregation’s passion, talents, and resources in alignment with the church’s budgetary goals.

FPC engages with over forty local ministries spanning housing, hunger alleviation, elder care, addiction issues, homelessness, youth development, and spiritual growth, reflecting our commitment to serving a diverse cross-section of our community.  Our partner organizations/projects undergo a thorough evaluation by the Local Missions Committee annually, addressing pressing needs in our local community.

FPC provides funding to domestic and global service organizations, supporting missionaries in Kenya, Taiwan, and Mozambique, and international service projects in countries like Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica.  In addition to financial support, First Presbyterian Church members actively volunteer their time and talents to support partner organizations both domestically and internationally.

Job Responsibilities


  • Oversee and prioritize initiatives to fulfill Missions Ministry objectives.
  • Facilitate communication between mission leaders, agencies, pastors, and staff.
  • Promote mission programs within the congregation and encourage volunteer involvement.
  • Educate the congregation about local, national, and international mission agencies.
  • Provide guidance and support to mission ministries in areas such as strategic planning, budgeting, and volunteer recruitment.
  • Collaborate with Mission committees to educate the congregation about mission opportunities.
  • Act as staff liaison to Missions Council and primary Mission Committees.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Department for timely disbursements and budget preparation.
  • Organize Adult Mission Trips, aligning budgets with mission goals.
  • Empower and equip leaders and teams for effective missions.
  • Confer with FPC’s Missions Council, which oversees all mission activity, operating through committees such as Adult Missions, Disaster Response, Local Missions, National and World Missions, New Church Development, Seminarian Support, and Youth and College Missions. 


  • Oversee Assistant for Missions Ministry.




  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • Prior work experience in a church or faith-based, non-profit preferred. 


  • Strong understanding of Presbyterian polity, church administration, and structure.
  • Familiarity with sanctioned ministries and staff structure of First Presbyterian Church. 


  • Excellent team player with self-motivation and strategic problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities for managing diverse projects and teams.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Maintains confidentiality and exercises good judgment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and passion for helping others.
  • Ability to independently drive projects from conception to completion.
  • Collaborative team member committed to FPC’s vision and mission.
  • An active, growing relationship with Jesus Christ, functional knowledge of scripture, familiarity with the Reformed tradition, and an ability to integrate the Christian faith into day-to-day work in a way that brings about a comfortable advancement of the Gospel in relationship with colleagues and others, is required.


The employee is required to stand, move, sit, use hands, talk, and hear during interactions with others.  Vision and computer usage are essential; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds may be necessary during mission trips.  Work settings include indoor office spaces, with potential outdoor and rugged environments during mission trips.  Precautions for communicable diseases are taken during such trips.

Additional Information


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO
  • 403b
  • Pension (after 1 year)

How to Apply

or send a resume and cover letter to


  • Date Posted: August 25, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 10/02/2023
  • Working Hours: M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm