- About Us
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 www.chapelwood.org.)
MISSION, VALUES, AND DISCIPLE-MAKING PATHWAY
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:
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.
Candidate should be skilled at:
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Education and Experience
An ideal candidate will have:
Professional and Personal Growth
An ideal candidate
This position is accountable to Rev. Josef Klam and Rev. Sarah Barnett.
1. Is a deeply committed Christian, who lives out his/her faith through actions and words
2. Has a passion to grow in faith and for others to know Christ
3. Is trustworthy, with the ability to create a safe place for others, and dependable
4. Is teachable
5. Is confident in beliefs and self
6. Is a member of or is willing to become a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church
Chapelwood offers a competitive compensation package of salary and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement) commensurate with education and work experience. Particulars of compensation will be worked out with the successful candidate upon satisfactory completion of financial and criminal background checks.
Pastor of Missional Strategy