Director of Connectional Ministry for Greater New Jersey

The Director of Connectional Ministries (DCM) leads the GNJ congregational and leadership development ministry to recruit and equip transformational leaders to make disciples and grow vital congregations for the transformation of the world. The DCM, in collaboration with the bishop, staff and GNJ leadership oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of resources to achieve the GNJ mission and strategic ministry goals. To apply click here.

CENTRAL REGION

Capital District

First UMC Delran: Full Time
32 Conrow Road
Delran, NJ 08075

Worship Attendance 2017: 83
Professions of Faith 2017: 
2
Budget 2019:
$211,867
Parsonage provided: 
Yes

Delran, is a welcoming church, loves God, serves others and touches lives with the love of Jesus Christ through fellowship and service. They have one blended Sunday service of contemporary and traditional music. Outreach ministries include Basin & Towel, Food Pantry, Prayer Quilters and holiday outreach programs supported by an engaged congregation. VBS is a major focus, connecting the congregation to the community. They serve breakfast each Sunday to young people, followed by songs and games, culminating in a Biblical lesson. The congregation shares their facility with a Brazilian congregation. They are known for their generous outreach programs and love of the Lord.

Trinity UMC Bordentown: Full time
339 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Worship Attendance 2017: 86
Professions of Faith 2017: 
0
Budget:
$184,255
Parsonage provided: 
Yes

The increasingly diverse congregation worships at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays with the Praise Team leading the people in contemporary singing and the organist leading with hymns. After the children’s message the children go to their Sunday School class. Current ministries are: Bible study, food pantry and clothing collection and distribution, Good Neighbor Guild-food and rent vouchers, local hands on mission, special services, street fair bazaars, monthly adult choir, and free community Tuesday night meals.

Raritan Valley District

Calvary Korean UMC East Brunswick: Full Time
572 Ryders Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Worship Attendance 2017: 950
Professions of Faith 2017: 21
Budget 2017: $1,279,084
Parsonage provided: Yes

Calvary KUMC is a predominantly Korean American Church, having six adult worship services (including Greenhouse as second campus) and three Sunday school worship services. There are nine total services during the week. Most of our worship services are in a blended style. We have 48 small groups and 32 UMM and UMW circles.

Calvary KUMC has the Calvary Outreach Center which consists of five bodies: Korean School, Summer School, Rodem Silver Center, Busy Little Hands Montessori School and Cultural Center.  Calvary KUMC is the center of Korean American communities in this region.

Wesley UMC in Edison and Trinity UMC of South Amboy and Sayreville: Full Time
Wesley UMC
5053 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837

Worship Attendance 2017: 51
Professions of Faith 2017: 1
Budget 2017: $139,906
Parsonage provided: yes

The multicultural congregation has outreach programs that include an active Thrift Store and active preschool for young children. They participate in a food pantry organized by St. James Church. The youth group participated this year again with the Christmas Child program to provide necessary items to youths in needy countries. They celebrate one traditional service each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. There is a Bible study each week. The church is well known in the community for the thrift store and active preschool.

Trinity UMC of South Amboy and Sayreville
815 Bordentown Avenue
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Worship Attendance 2017: 50
Professions of Faith 2017: 1
Budget 2017: $107,492

The church congregation is older with approximately 75% over age 65 and primarily blue collar workers. They have a busy United Methodist Women’s group, a productive thrift shop, the Golden Rule Day Care Center, active outreach programs supporting local food banks and nursing home visits. They have a single service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. The church is known for its dinners, thrift shop, and mission support.

SOUTHERN REGION

Gateway South District

Audubon United Methodist Church: Full Time
314 W. Graisbury Avenue
Audubon, NJ 08106

Worship Attendance 2018: 88
Professions of Faith: 2
Budget: $268,321
Parsonage provided: Yes

The Audubon United Methodist congregation is made up of residents of the local communities, and church support of those communities is a priority to them. A focus on missions strengthens this community relationship. They enjoy weekly messages based on the Bible, from the pastor who has a personal relationship with God. They prefer stimulating, dynamic preaching. While the congregation is conservative in general, there is diversity among the members, and each requires a connection with the pastor and needs to have feedback openly heard. They would like to focus on growth of the congregation over the next five years.