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First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown

Director of Missions Ministries

First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown
Moorestown, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 11/07/2014
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Are you called to walk humbly with God at home and through the world (Micah 6:8)? With gifts of leadership, accountability, strategic vision, training  - perhaps you were designed to be our Director of Mission Ministries?


To develop and lead a comprehensive program of Christian mission outreach both locally and globally in order to act on the Great Commission to make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20) and to deploy faithful witnesses for Him who are led to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8) at home and throughout the world; and, in the process, to encourage FPCM members to progress on their faith-journey as Christ-followers.


The Director of Missions works under the supervision of the Executive Pastor and is accountable to the Senior Pastor and the Personnel Committee of this church.


The incumbent relates to the Pastors as spiritual leaders, the Mission Chair and Committee as appointed leaders of the mission program for Session, Department Directors as organizational peers and the church congregation as disciples and faithful witnesses now and in the future.


Mission Strategy and Vision

Assist Mission Committee to develop a written long-range mission strategy that includes mission area focus, financial and program development goals. Work with the mission committee to inform and present the long-range strategy to the Session for affirmation and remain focused on the achievement of these goals.

Work to coordinate mission activity with all program areas of our church. Utilize overlapping interests to help create a connection between our church community and our mission partners in the world.

Develop relationships with other churches to encourage and assist them in developing a more vibrant and active mission program.


Serves as the conduit between the mission committee and the staff of FPCM.

Initiates, advances and maintains communication for program promotion, organization and execution to the membership regarding mission campaigns, visiting missionaries, mission trips, interpretations and all other mission related events.

Maintain a mission committee database of all mission events and trip attendees with the intent of maintaining ongoing communication and involvement while assisting in retaining personal connections with our mission partners.

Invite, encourage and schedule our mission partners to visit and share with our church, as well as other churches, news of their work.

Education and Training

Serves to remain current on the ever-changing mission environment through mission conferences and ongoing training. Continuously updates the mission committee and the larger body on the changes taking place in the mission community.

Identify, equip and develop logistical and spiritual mission leaders for the future while encouraging current leaders and assisting in their continued development.

Create educational opportunities for our staff, leadership and the entire church community that include cross-cultural experiences, mission partnerships and teaching about Christ’s call to go forth and make disciples of all nations.


Assume the position of a servant leader. Lead by example and work to find volunteers to participate in all opportunities for mission service.

Leads, directs and coordinates mission trips for FPCM while seeking out lay volunteers to assist and be developed into future leaders. Train, equip and support current and future leaders in their trip endeavors.

Look for opportunities within the congregation to be a sending church. Have specific conversations with high potential candidates. Educate and inform about the mission field and assist in connecting inquiring members with appropriate contacts.

Encourage and nurture returning mission trip team members to remain connected by encouraging them to form a small group or a church work team.


Assist the mission committee to review, prepare and present an annual budget to Session .

Oversee and handle the mission financial disbursements based on the Session’s approval and the mission committee’s direction.

Oversee and coordinate all mission activities regarding scheduling and communication between the Staff, church office and mission committee as well as the congregation and Session.

Maintain and oversee the ongoing mission programs of Missionwares, Alternative Gift Market, The Mission Residence and various annual fund raising events.

Work with/Resource Mission Committee

Serves as the Secretary of the mission committee recording and delivering meeting minutes, assisting Chair with agenda and schedule, receiving and distributing incoming mission correspondence and writing and sending outgoing correspondence.


The Executive pastor shall review the work of the Director of Mission Ministries annually, and a written appraisal of this review shall be submitted to the Personnel Committee of Session and the personnel file of the Executive Pastor.


1. A mature Christian faith and commitment to the Christian life.

2. Strong verbal and written skills.

3. Leadership experience.

4. Able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally, experience preferred.

5. 3 or more years mission experience.

6. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. MS Publisher helpful.

7. Bachelor’s Degree.


References are required. 

Membership in our denomination is not a requirement.


Resumes, cover letters adn references can be emailed to .  Please also visit our Missions page on our website at