Associate General Secretary, World Service

Associate General Secretary, World Service, (exempt), Reports to General Secretary

The Associate General Secretary, World Service position fulfills the mission of Discipleship Ministries (DM) by directing the World Service side of the agency, for the purpose of strengthening intentional discipleship, community engagement, creating and promoting indigenous contextual discipleship resources globally. Leads the World Service Core Team and serves on the Leadership Team for the agency.

Position requires ability to navigate complex systems and silos, inspire people and teams to work toward achieving our strategic direction, solid theological understanding and practice of discipleship, discipleship systems, evangelism, and relationships building; high functioning capability for interactions with bishops, general secretaries and conference leaders, as well as ability to relate to district superintendents, clergy & laity; ability to listen deeply and process qualitative and quantitative data, translating into understandable, actionable, and measurable responses; proficiency in communication skills – both written and oral; proficiency in presentation skills; demonstrating cultural sensitivity; care for and development of those under supervision; ability to lovingly correct – either directly, through the proper supervisor, or by improving existing systems – in order to improve service to conferences; grounded follower of Jesus, always growing in faith and practice.

The successful candidate must have a basic understanding of systems theory, corporate and ecclesiology best practices, comprehensive knowledge of The United Methodist Church, its structure, polity, history, doctrine, and practice.

Location: Work from Home Office, Nashville area.

Education / Experience

Master’s Degree or equivalency / Ten years of experience in local church/conference, five years of experience at the Conference, Board, or Agency level.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email at [email protected].

Discipleship Ministries is an Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V EOE.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022