Field Outreach Minister Sought for SW and NC Districts


January 11, 2013

The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church is searching for Field Outreach Ministers to serve in the Southwest District and the North Central District of the Conference. Each Field Outreach Minister (FOM) works cooperatively with the District Ministry Team in order to promote effective ministry and to encourage congregations to pursue the United Methodist mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

The responsibilities assigned to the Field Outreach Minister focus on the development of partnerships with clergy and laity for the renewal and revitalization of the church. Field Outreach Ministers encourage leaders and facilitate change by:

  • Providing leadership for the Ministry Action Teams
  • Resourcing local churches in the development of their ministry, mission and outreach
  • Promoting stewardship in the district through their work with the District Stewardship Team
  • Developing congregational partnerships and alliances within the communities of the church

This position is highly visible throughout the Iowa Annual Conference and requires the service of an experienced leader with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the General, Jurisdictional and Annual Conference Church polity
  • Knowledge of pastoral and lay leadership of the Iowa Annual Conference and local congregations
  • Ability to build long-lasting, positive relationships with clergy, laity, and the various boards and agencies of the Iowa Annual Conference
  • Ability to articulate the vision of the Iowa Annual Conference to local churches

Field Outreach Ministers listen, pray, advise, encourage, and challenge leaders to risk following Jesus into the new mission field which is their community. If you are interested in taking a proactive role towards the renewal and revitalization in the mission of the Iowa Annual Conference and The United Methodist Church, please forward your application, along with a cover letter and your résumé, by the extended deadline of Tuesday, January 31st to:

Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Director of HR/CBO

2301 Rittenhouse St.

Des Moines, IA 50321

Fax: 515-974-8990

joni.mardesen@iaumc.org

Please click here for the FOM job application.