Director of Welcoming Ministries

Status:  Part-time, Regular

Position Available: March 27, 2017

Hours:  20 hours per week

Benefits: Pension Plan, Paid Leave (sick, vacation)


To direct and coordinate the welcoming ministries at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, helping St. Matthew’s live into its mission statement by working to cultivate a welcoming community.

Key Responsibilities


  • Coordinate welcoming process from guest to active membership, to include:
    • Staffing Welcome Center each Sunday {self or volunteers),
    • Supplying Welcome Center with promotional materials for church programs,
    • Following up with visitors via email,phone calls and/or written notes, iv. Coordinating “Meet the Pastors” events,
    • Overseeing new member process,to include
      • Scheduling New Member Sunday,
      • Arranging meetings with pastor (in conjunction with Office Manager)
      • Providing new member materials (in conjunction with Office Manager).
    • Work closely with Associate Pastor to invite newcomers, coordinate registration and other admin related to the Disciples Path class.
    • Work closely with other church program leaders to connect newcomers.
    • Actively cultivate/maintain community events, such as Pub Theology, which involves scheduling speakers/planning events in collaboration with the Associate Pastor and Director of Communications.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Evangelism Committee by
    • Attending monthly meetings,
    • Scheduling greeters,
    • Providing Sunday morning coffee,
    • Overseeing/creating promotional items to include newcomer info on website
    • Overseeing outsourced “New Mover” mailings,
    • Coordinating production of in-house new mover mailings four times a year.
    • Managing Welcoming/Evangelism budget

Oversee Grace Notes Ministry

  • Oversee tracking of guests and inactive members,to include
    • Scheduling volunteers to enter attendance/visitor data in ACS each week,
    • Running reports to show and contact inactive members,

Assist Lay Leadership and Senior Pastor in the identification of gifts and graces of new members for service in the church.

  • Coordinate regular publication of member directory.
  • Participate in ongoing educational opportunities pertaining to job area for growth and development.


Required Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of and experience with the structure and mission of the United Methodist Church
  • Experience in a leadership capacity in a local church
  • Ability to seek out guests and make them feel welcome
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter and ability to solve problems
  • Flexibility and ability to change priorities easily
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Good basic computer skills (internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database)
  • Ability to recruit,train and work with volunteers,
  • Ability to work in cooperative staff environment,
  • Committed to spiritual growth and service to others in the name of Christ
  • Committed to a Christian life and serving as a Christian role

Director of Worship (Contemporary Music Leader):

StatusPart-time Other

Position Available:  Immediately

Hours15 hours per week, including evening and weekends.


Position Overview:

The Worship Leader will lead congregational music in worship at the 9:45 worship service, a service that utilizes the contemporary music model but also incorporates hymns and ancient texts. The Worship Leader will be a faithful Christian who has a passion for worship and is open to working in a team environment. The Worship Leader will have vocal and instrumental proficiency and be able to recruit members for the praise band when needed.  Knowledge of worship songs and hymns and the ability to incorporate both in services are critical.


  1. Assist Pastors in leading worship at 9:45 AM Worship Service on Sunday mornings.
  2. Lead music at 9:45 AM Worship Service on Sunday mornings.
  3. Lead rehearsal with praise band and singers on Thursday evenings.
  4. Select congregational worship music for9:45 service, with guidance from Associate Pastor.
  5. Coordinate with Associate Pastor to update Worship Slides on Media Shout.
  6. Meet regularly with Pastors to assist in planning worship service.
  7. Coordinate logistics for Worship Team, including organizing a schedule for singers and band members, ensure that all necessary sheet music is available, and communicate with scripture readers and communion servers.

Core Competencies:

  1. Excellent sight-reading skills.
  2. Ability to play guitar, piano or keyboard is preferred but, not a requirement.
  3. Proficient in voice.
  4. Excitement about being in ministry in a congregation which is seeking to be deeply engaged in its community.
  5. Comfortable and capable working in a team environment.
  6. Passionate about contemporary/emergent worship in the local church.
  7. Committed to personal spiritual growth and service to others in the name of Christ.
  8. Committed to living a Christian lifestyle and serving as a Christian role model for others.


  1. Experience leading worship is preferred.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.


  1. Expected to be in worship every Sunday (time off according to church personnel policy), at rehearsal every Thursday night, and available to meet to assist with worship planning once a week.
  2. Must be present for Christmas Eve and Easter worship.

Those interested in learning more about this opportunity to serve as St. Matthew’s Director of Worship, please contact Terry Moran, SPRC Chair at or by calling the church office at 703-978-3500.


St. Matthew’s Week Day School looking for Substitute Teachers

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have some free time?  The WDS is looking for experienced, reliable, caring and responsible substitute teachers for our classes. If you would like more information, please contact the WDS office, 703-978-6242 or send an email to