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. 

 Job Description

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.

 Essential functions:

  1. Responsible for helping navigate the strategy and vision of communication for Chapelwood across all areas
  2. Work closely with all Ministry Areas of Chapelwood and Worship Communities
  3. Lead Creative Arts team in developing supporting resources for all campaigns and Ministry Areas
  4. Recruit, equip, encourage and supervise direct reports
  5. Manage Creative Arts Budget
  6. Serve on Sanctuary Leadership Team and other teams as needed     


Required Skills/Abilities

Candidate should be skilled at:

  1.      Organization and Strategy
  2.      Effective Communicator
  3.      Ability to lead others and quip them for discipleship growth
  4.      Compassionate
  5.      Self-Starter
  6.      Confident
  7.      Discreet-maintain confidentiality 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  1.      Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, camp, etc.); 
  2.      Able to engage in physical activities with children, including games, hiking, etc.; 
  3.      Skilled at speaking in a public forum; 
  4.      Computer competence and ability to work at a computer screen; 
  5.      Able to climb and descend steps; 
  6.      Some lifting required

Education and Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  1.      Bachelor’s degree 
  2.      3-5 years of relevant work 
  3.      Training and/or relevant experience in staff leadership and budget management
  4.      Experienced communicator – oral and written

 Professional and Personal Growth

An ideal candidate

  1.      Enhances professional and spiritual growth through continuing education opportunities and professional memberships
  2.      Maintains physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health
  3.      Pursues an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ

Accountable to

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


  1.  Enjoys working as a self-motivated member of a dynamic and fast-paced creative team, with the ability to adapt well and handle constant change and challenges
  2. Is able to build strong relationships with others
  3. Fulfills the expectations of the staff as outlined in the Chapelwood UMC “Staff Values Covenant” (expected behaviors) and the “Staff Responsibilities Covenant” (core responsibilities). This includes being able to demonstrate and communicate the vision of the church.
  4. Values empowering and then working alongside lay core teams


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.

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