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"Would be a great church if there was good leadership that didn’t always focus on the past"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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I worked at First Methodist Houston full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Would be a great church if there was good leadership that didn’t always focus on the past
Great congregation, and a wonderful mission director and mission opportunities, Children Director is outstanding is always thinking outside the box, has a great music program. Sr. Pastor is great pastor but needs an executive pastor that will help implement ideas and strategies

Cons

The dynamics of the congregation and its community have changed over the years, just like the modern city around it, but the way of doing ministry has remained the same and now it is struggling to find a clear direction for it to grow. This church will have difficulty growing in any direction, mainly because of its’ unwillingness to change fundamental thoughts, perceptions, and values, as well as its missions in downtown Houston. Communications between staff is awful, it takes five people to sign off on a room assignment with setup and 3 out of 4 times it’s not right. Staff meeting are long, unproductive and a waist of valuable work time.
Leadership is also not friendly to women in leadership and there is good old boys club feeling. The executive pastor of the downtown campus is very patronizing to women especially.

Advice to Management

Have a clear vision and stick to it and remove some of the upper management and replace with people who are forward thinkers that are not afraid to think outside of the box.

Other Employee Reviews for First Methodist Houston

  1. "Youth Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Methodist Houston full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A large church with outreach operations in many areas of the city out Houston and abroad, but with a medium and caring staff. The church leadership is big on developing leaders through books and personality assessments such as the Birckman. Seeks to be a social change activator for the city of Houston

    Cons

    Staff members age range from young adults to young seniors and conflicting points of view on everything from management to outreach can sometimes cause disagreements. The ministry leadership in the past has had a hard time focusing its attention on key outreaches and departments.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook the young talent in the staff, with the right guidance they can help in creative ways


  2. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Methodist Houston (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty or work of available, many ministries that are always needing help. Good culture.

    Cons

    Terrible communication. Toxic environment with little to no constructive criticism or feedback. Very little room to grow or move up in the company. Often have to work under financial stress.

    Advice to Management

    Show that you care about your employees. Honesty and transparency go a long way to making someone feel human.

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