Black Methodists for Church Renewal,Inc.
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Job Opening for Assistant Editor--Devozine and Pockets


The Assistant Editor—Devozine & Pockets contributes to the overall publishing work of Devozine and Pockets by performing editorial tasks, including copy selection, writing some features, copyediting, proofreading, permissions, evaluation of design and layout, coordination with designers, maintenance/upkeep of websites, and social media content creation.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in editorial practices and procedures; demonstrates oral and written communication skills; professional experience in publishing; strong attention to detail; knowledge of page layout design and production; knowledge of basic Biblical content and theology of the United Methodist Church; knowledge of and experience in spiritual formation for children and youth; demonstrated cultural sensitivity. Mastery of English language, grammar, punctuation; knowledge of copyright law; ability to do research; organizational skills; ability to conceptually think through processes; ability to manage concurrent multiple projects and to meet deadlines; ability to work in a team environment; ability to exercise courtesy and tact with a diverse group of external and internal customers; ability to use direction, judgment, and initiative and to make decisions; ability to work independently; demonstrated proficiency on Mac, Microsoft Word, InDesign, as well as some experience with Photoshop and HTML; experience writing blogs, creating videos/podcasts, and leading workshops preferred.


Education / Specialized Knowledge / Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. / Some professional experience in print and digital publishing; knowledge of spiritual formation for children/youth. / One to three years of related experience.


How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email at or via fax to 615.340.7565.

Discipleship Ministries is an Affirmative Action Employer.  M/F/D/V EOE.


Application Deadline: May 12, 2017


Do you know anyone with a passion for reaching those disconnected to the church?


Position Overview:  We are searching for a candidate with a profound understanding of United Methodist theology and a desire to share that through inventive use of social media. The ideal candidate will have a strong spiritual perspective to oversee and provide online pastoral guidance and engagement with seekers and digitally connect them with members of The United Methodist Church.

The ultimate goal is to bridge seekers with local congregations and develop a deeper faith engagement in the church.

He/She will provide direction of sacred content geared for 18-34 year olds often disengaged from church by working with writers, study leaders, clergy and agencies of the UMC.

He/She will also provide innovative and strategic use of social media to disciple new persons for Christ, maintain RethinkChurch-linked social media outlets (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube), and collaborate with other members of the RethinkChurch team to create and enhance social media, mobile and member strategies in support of the ministry and mission of The United Methodist Church.



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The Global Young People's Convocation (GYPC) brings together United Methodist young people and those who work with them from around the world. The next GYPC will be held on July 18-22, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


You have the opportunity to be part of the Planning Team for GYPC 2018. You can also forward this email to United Methodist youth or young adults that you know who may be interested in applying.


Open Positions


We are looking for the following Committee Chairs and Members:


Committee Chairpersons:


Program Committee Chair

Worship Committee Chair


Committee Members:


Legislative Committee Members

Participation Committee Members

Program Committee Members

Worship Committee Members

Translation & Interpretation Committee Members

Please note that these positions are voluntary. With rare exceptions, committee meetings will be done online via video/audio call (Skype). And being a committee member does not guarantee that you will be attending the GYPC 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


To apply, please click at the link below.




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A few reminders when applying:


1. Read the Job Descriptions carefully. They are available in English, Filipino, French, German, Portuguese, & Russian.


2. You can download the application form in PDF, fill it out and send it back to us. OR you can also fill out an online form.


3. The deadline for application is November 30, 2016.


For questions, please send an email to Julia Nusbaum:, the Events Manager of Young People's Ministries.