Job Summary

Who is Chapelwood?

Chapelwood United Methodist Church, founded in 1949, is a 6,500-plus-member church located in the Memorial Villages of Houston, Texas. It is a “community of communities” with four campuses housing seven worship communities that host weekly worship services, all serving with a common mission, values, and disciple-making pathway. (See


 Our mission (WHAT we do) is… 

 To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world (Mission of the UM Church) byembodying God’s grace as we receive it to those who need it (Mission of Chapelwood). 

 We fulfill this mission operating within TEN CORE VALUES which form the foundation on which we perform our actions and live into our calling:

  1.          Establishing Unity: We tap into the synergy of “community of communities”
  2.          Encouraging Diversity: We live into God’s dream of a diverse kingdom
  3.          Embodying Grace: We embody grace as we receive it those who need it
  4.          Providing a Discipleship Pathway: We offer a clear, consistent, simple, measurable, and grace-centered path to discipleship 
  5.          Taking Risks: We are innovative, adaptive, energetic, nimble, and entrepreneurial
  6.          Becoming Faithful Stewards: We recognize the gift we have been given isn’t ours
  7.          Developing a Missional Heart: We are focused, relational, and strategic in our approach to missions 
  8.          Ministering to All Stages of Life: We minister to all ages, from cradle to grave 
  9.          Embracing a Sense of Urgency: We are not complacent … too much is at stake
  10.        Becoming a Learning Congregation: We learn through success and failure

The work of embodying grace for disciple-making is about spiritual formation, which is a lot like breathing. Spiritual formation we understand to be about a deepening connection with God (internal, breathe in) that makes a difference (change) in who we are with God, self, others, and the created world (external, breathe out).

Our disciple-making pathway (HOW we make disciples) is to help people …

EXPERIENCE grace (in worship)

GROW in grace (in groups and relationships)

SHARE grace (in ministry)                     

We call this disciple-making pathway “E-G-S” for short. 

All Chapelwood staff members covenant to live by the Staff Values Covenant, which is formulated in the classic Wesleyan format of “do no harm,” “do good,” and “stay in love with God.” Using Chapelwood’s vision, established by the leaders and lead staff, this position will help create and navigate the strategy that will allow Chapelwood continue to grow. Working with executive level leadership, sanctuary leadership team, and directors, this position will translate vision and strategy into objectives and results to help Chapelwood with alignment and clarity.

 The successful candidate will offer the best fit among our 3-C’s of hiring: Competence, Character, and Culture.

Job Description:

Primary responsibility is management of accounts payable.  This involves, but is not inclusive, reviewing disbursement requests for compliance with church policies, setting up and training new staff for access to the program, communicating with church treasurers of disbursement requests, creating payments via ACH or check, posting entries to the GL, sending out annual 1099’s, and collecting W9’s from vendors.

Other duties include helping as needed and/or when other staff are on vacation with church deposits, making GL entries, billing organizations for services, helping with managing staff credit cards and posting credit card entries, and other accounting duties as needed or assigned.  May also occasionally involve helping staff in other administrative areas as a backup as needed.

 Preferred candidates will have experience working with accounts payable and general ledger functions and reporting, know how to use Microsoft Word and Excel, and have experience with double-entry accounting.  Applicants will be able to work at a fast pace and be able to meet deadlines.  Applicants must be able to pass a background and credit check.


Accountable to

Colleen Lingle
Manager, Accounting
Phone: (713) 354-4496


Job position is full-time (approx. 37 hours per week).  Chapelwood UMC offers benefits to full-time personnel which includes annual paid time off and participation in health, dental, and vision insurance, and participation in a 403(b).  Salary will be commensurate with skill level and experience.

If you think God might be calling you to this position, contact: