Range of Tasks
- To facilitate and foster worship expressions of Global Ministries’ Theology of Mission for the Staff and Directors.
- Under the direction of the Emerging Visions Lead to glean emerging theologies and network with practitioners and leaders around the world engaged in the intersection of Mission and Worship.
- To assist in the development of programmatic efforts initiated or sponsored by Global Ministries such as Global Praise in creating environments of worshipful work that faithfully reflect our Theology of Mission.
- To envision and coordinate leadership enrichment programs for lay and clergy focused on the interaction of Mission and Worship
- To collaborate in the creation resources that help the United Methodist Connection to engage Global Ministries’ Theology of Mission in worship.
Requirements and Experience
- Experience in planning and leading cross-cultural worship
- Collaborative leadership style
- Strong writing skills
- Knowledge of a wide repertoire of songs from different cultures and proven ability to engage and lead them effectively
- Working knowledge of music notation software
- Working knowledge of multiple languages preferred
- The Coordinator of Liturgy, Worship and Global Praise will be able to represent Global Ministries in all its programmatic complexity.
- The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work in global networks and local teams across many disciplines in collaborating with other General Agencies, UM and Methodist bodies as well as Ecumenical organization.
- Understands the tension of how global projects are designed, proposed, funded and accounted for as well as the realities of what it means to implement at a local level.
- Substantial experience working in the field of social justice and ministry from the margins who has developed a comfort level with and awareness of cultural, gender, racial and economic diversity and sees community beyond labels of recipients or program leaders.
- Lead liturgical planning in diverse congregations or organizations.
- Adept at managing relationships and projects in a church
- Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills
- The ability to produce professional communication documents
- Skill at managing project tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to express and listen to ideas, thoughts and concepts clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, also taking into account cross-cultural and language sensitivities.
- A good coach who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor.
- Have the ability to manage time well
- Good interpersonal skills, diplomacy and patience;
- Ability to communicate well in a variety of settings and to function in a diverse workforce;
- Make recommendations to director regarding programmatic efforts
- Provide support and direction to program and administrative staff regarding tasks
- Understand and respect cultural, religious, and political environments and use diplomacy when working with the staff, local partners, local authorities, and beneficiary population.
- Build relationships with key partners within portfolio areas
- Conduct small workshops and webinars and make presentations of mid-size groups regarding programmatic area work
- Work collaboratively as a team member of the Center for Mission Innovation.
- Provide capacity building support within the Center for Mission Innovation and Global Ministries for planning and leading missionally relevant worship and trainings.
- Provide technical expertise to enhance the Center for Mission Innovation’s ability to become the denomination’s resource and gathering place for innovative experiences and discussions for mission in the 21st Century.
- Provide resourcing in the area of global emerging theologies expressed in worship.
- Serve as a liaison to/with other UM agency program areas in engaging Global Ministries’ Theology of Mission and current initiatives into their workshops, events, writing, and curriculum.
Other Skills Needed
Experience: 3-5 years of experience with at least one year of managing people
At least 2-3 years of working international outside his/her own cultural context or missionary experience is a plus. Bi-lingual is required, specifically English and either Spanish, French or Portuguese.
Education: Master’s or equivalent required. Course work in the areas of advanced liturgical planning and leadership, ministry from the margins, ministry with cultural diverse populations and theology of mission highly desirable.