UMM Teaching Event – August 15th

UMM-logo_plainUnconditional Love!  Loving God, Loving Self, Loving Others (the Preached Message of Hope and Call to Action).

Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:15AM – 1:45PM, St. Mark UMC, St. Mark Road, Taylors, SC.

4 Dynamic and Diverse Presenters will deliver Powerful and Uplifting Messages and Sessions.

Visit the web site for more information about this event and others in the conference.


Covenant UMC, Greer, is looking for a Student/Youth Pastor.

Covenant UMC, Greer, is looking for a Student/Youth Pastor.


Youth Pastor Job Description 06-09-15

The purpose of the RISE Student Pastor (“Student Pastor”) is to shepherd and direct the RISE students (Grades 6 through 12) and their parents to a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ along with equipping and empowering adult volunteers for the work of the RISE ministry, and for the building up of the body of Christ and God’s kingdom. In short, the following are the major responsibilities of this position:

  1. Recruit, coordinate, train, equip and supervise volunteers and other RISE staff (as applicable) for all ministry areas of RISE including Sunday Night RISE (“SNR”), RISE Small Groups (“RISE Groups”) Sunday Checkpoints, missions, retreats and other special events.
  2. Maintain and develop ministry areas that are integrated with Covenant’s vision, mission and ministries to “Reach, Teach, and Engage”.
  3. Build and maintain meaningful relationships with existing RISE students both on and off the Covenant campus while reaching out to unchurched students in the surrounding communities, neighborhoods, and schools.
  4. Participate in large and small group mentoring of students and equip volunteers to do the same.
  5. Build and maintain a communication system effective with students, volunteers, and parents.

Interested Parties should forward a complete application packet to and it should include the following:

Cover letter with general background information, family and hobbies.

  1. Current resume
  2. List of 3 references

For more information regarding this offering, please contact Jon Pasek at 864.901.3764 or Pat Fitzsimmons at 864.325.1404.

Resume Deadline: All resumes must be submitted by July 13, 2015

Covenant UMC

1310 Old Spartanburg Rd

Greer, SC 29650 and click on Resources Tab then Job Opportunities @ Cov for complete requirements.


Covenant Hiring Executive Pastor

monkimageCovenant UMC in Greer, SC, is hiring an Executive Pastor to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Church.

Click below to download the full job description.

Click Here to Download Full Job Description

Deadline to apply is July 15.

Advent is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Assistant Director of Student Ministries for our middle school and high school youth programs

Advent UMCAdvent UMC is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Assistant Director of Student Ministries for our middle school and high school youth programs.

Assistant Director of Student Ministries

Organized for Mission

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We have divided our churches into eight missional groups of approximately eight churches each. The Superintendent or Congregational Specialist will meet with each mission group once a month. This will replace the monthly clergy gatherings. This will allow the Superintend and Specialist to spend more quality time with the clergy for encouragement and visioning. In addition, key lay members of each congregation will be asked to participate in the visioning, planning and implementation of the mission strategy. We cannot be successful without the laity’s buy-in and participation.

Each missional group will share best practice of each congregation, to learn about one another’s gifts, strengths and successes, to lift up and encourage, and to share resources of time, gifts, and facility.

We will spend time in prayer, discerning what mission God is calling us to fulfill. After much reflection and study of our community, using data and demographics, each group will prioritize the needs and opportunities that arise. We then will develop a strategic plan of action.

These group meetings begin in September of 2015, and meet monthly except December, 2014, and March of 2016, ending in May of 2016.

At least once a year, each mission group will come together in a common mission to impact the community.

Our Greenville District Mission Groups are:

Crescent Mission Group

Downtown Mission Group

Mauldin/Golden Strip Mission Group

Traveler’s Rest Mission Group

Simpsonville/Golden Strip Mission Group

Greer Mission Group

Taylors/Greer Mission Group

25 Corridor Mission Group

Salkehatchie Summer Service Needs Your Help

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Salkehatchie Summer Service Camps are now registering online. There were over 3,400 campers last year, and the over 40 camps this year are filling up fast.
Go to to find registration information. Camp fees this year are $230.00 per camper.


The Upstate Camp will be hosted again this year by Lee Road UMC in Taylors. The camp is in progress of finding five to six homes to be repaired this year with its 70 campers. Several local churches have stepped up to the plate to help Upstate Camp have a great week. We are asking you and your church how can you help with this ministry? The camp can always use donations of money and goods. We feed about 85 people 3 meals a day for the week of camp, this year July 11 – 18, 2015. Our kitchen coordinator plans good meals to keep everyone well fed. Can you help with either the cooking a meal or providing funds to purchase supplies? We give the campers a snack in the morning and one in the afternoon. We use roofing materials and other construction material that we have to purchase. Does your company offer a discount for church activities? One thing everyone can do, please pray for all those involved in the camps this summer. If you need more information, please contact Steve McGahee at 864-884-9949 or Trace Silvers at 864-354-8679.




We are pleased that you have visited the webpage of the Greenville District of the United Methodist Church of the South Carolina Annual Conference.

Welcome.  We extend an invitation to visit any of our churches.  Clergy as well as lay persons stand ready to assist you in the quest to locate a church home.  We continue to be about the task of inviting persons to become disciples of Jesus Christ, assisting them to grow in discipleship and sending them out to live as faithful disciples.  Please come and join with us as we seek to remain faithful servants of God.

Currently, there are 59 charges and 72 churches within the District.  Included in this number are both a Hispanic Mission and a Korean Mission. Our churches offer a varied ministry seeking to meet the needs of persons at every stage of the lifespan.  If you are seeking a place of worship, nurture and outreach, visit any of our churches and let us assist you on your spiritual journey.  Please call the District Office at 864-233-3611, or email at, if we can assist you.

South Carolina United Methodist ClergyMay God bless you.

Rev. George Howle

District Superintendent