Director/Minister of Discipleship


First United Methodist Church in Belmont, NC has a staff opening for a Minister/Director of Discipleship Ministries.  This staff person works in partnership with the pastor, other staff and laity of the congregation to oversee Christian formation and disciple-making for adults, including Sunday School, small group formation, and fellowship/nurture ministries.  First UMC is a 600 member church striving to live out our mission to “be more like Jesus Christ for our community and beyond.”  Located in a rapidly growing town near Charlotte, NC, we are thriving as we offer the good news and serve our community.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant discipline and experience leading and serving in a United Methodist congregation.  The ideal candidate should also have:

  • A lively and joyful commitment to the Christian faith.  The ability to model faithfully the core values of our congregation: joy, generosity, care and compassion, a focus on relationships and active, curious faith.
  • The ability to relate compassionately with all persons whom the Church serves.
  • Ability to equip and empower laity for leadership in order to grow our ministry offerings.
  • An innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, rooted in Church tradition and scripture. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Maturity, with knowledge and practical experience of maintaining healthy boundaries.
Submit resume with cover letter and professional references to Rev. George Ragsdale at  This is a part-time, salaried position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Deacons are welcomed and encouraged to apply.  

Contact: George Ragsdale

Church/Org/Business Name: First United Methodist Church of Belmont

Address: 807 South Point Road Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 704-825-2106

Email: Click to email