United Methodist Church

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United Methodist Church Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great community to work with

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at United Methodist Church part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, I was able to bring my son to work with me.

    Cons

    Not enough training when I began.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pastor at the time was very very inappropriate and said gross sexual things in front of me and worshipers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    UMC

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    Current Employee - Ministerial in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Ministerial in Burlington, NC

    I have been working at United Methodist Church as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong mainline church to work for

    Cons

    Difficult to work in environment of decline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good place if you don't want to be in the business world yet the church tries to be a business...

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    Current Employee - Staff in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Childcare

    Cons

    You have as many job descriptions as members of the church.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    A church without an ecclesiology.

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    Former Employee - Pastor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Pastor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are okay with just showing up to meetings, allowing the volunteers and lay people to run the church while you collect a paycheck and ensure that no significant difference or changes to the church occur while you are appointed to your local church then United Methodist Church is the place for you.

    Cons

    If you want to make a difference; you feel called to leadership; feel the need to speak truthfully to volunteers and lay people in the local church...you will not last long in the United Methodist Church.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let Wesley's prediction play out..."having a form of religion but denying the power there of."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A wonderful community of spiritual seekers who are struggling to remain relevant in the 21st century

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    Former Employee - Pastor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Pastor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    people really care, we make a real difference in people's lives and in the world

    Cons

    money is always tight, criticism and discouragement are tough to deal with sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support and train your pastors better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Director Latino Ministries

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    Former Employee - Director of Administration in Desert Hot Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Administration in Desert Hot Springs, CA

    I worked at United Methodist Church part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and friendly community.

    Cons

    Resources in the community are limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at United Methodist Church part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low salary and no advancement

    Cons

    Never really off the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good people, great experience, low pay

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    Current Employee - Church Office Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Church Office Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at United Methodist Church part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love my job. I have had a lot of opportunity to grow and experiment whereas in other fields I never could have. I have learned a lot from the other staff members there that will benefit me for the rest of my career. The hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Nonprofits just don't pay that much. Even with two jobs I could barely stay afloat. I believe that with nonprofits, you really have to be invested in the cause, because part of your paycheck is in feeling good about what you are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your values really must align with the organization, and with those who have been there a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very positive and uplifting place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Griffin, GA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Griffin, GA

    I have been working at United Methodist Church part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Great hours.

    Cons

    Members want to have things done their way.

    Recommends
  11.  

    The UMC has numerous resources, first and foremost its people.

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    Current Employee - Pastor in Staunton, VA
    Current Employee - Pastor in Staunton, VA

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is always someone who is experienced in a particular specialty to assist you with your needs.

    Cons

    The itineracy isn't an exact science, so placement of clergy with congregation is not always a good match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility when placing clergy in the wrong setting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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