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United Methodist Church Reviews

Updated February 8, 2018
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United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Preston Greenwaldt
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Pros
  • I work hard, into tech, I'm what you call a good geek , love working with people (in 2 reviews)

  • Working with people who really care about students (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • been here 24 years time to move on (in 2 reviews)

  • Part time, low pay, mainly Sunday only (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Pastor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time

    Pros

    Great support network in congregation.

    Cons

    Frequent moves possible for pastors.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's not a job"

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    Current Employee - Pastor in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Pastor in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Being a pastor is a way of being, a calling. It brings you into intense, personal, deep contact with others. It is: conflict resolution, peace negotiation, orator, teacher, administrative management, creative visionary, social work, manual labor, therapist, and more, rolled into one package. If you like to multitask but see things through, if you are passionate about social justice and not afraid to make everyone angry for the sake of what's right, and if there is nothing else you could ever see yourself doing, be a pastor.

    Cons

    No one knows what you do, but everyone thinks they do. And wants you to do something else. Everyone wants you to tell them they are tight and the other guy is wrong. You are unlikely to be well paid. You will probably move around every few years - this is good and bad, actually. Tax time will suck for you. Dating will be hard.

    Advice to Management

    I am not speaking of a particular Methodist Church. I am addressing the overall organization.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to work without direct supervision; benefits included medical insurance paid for by employer, savings plan and every Friday off. Working hours 8am-5pm.

    Cons

    Too far from home, no unemployment if laid off, location of office not in a good area of town, no security.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more personable


  4. "Pastor"

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    Former Employee - Pastor
    Former Employee - Pastor
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Methodist Church part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    So many full-time pastors work with the part time pastors

    Cons

    None that I have experienced


  5. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility and unique opportunity.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility as I grew as an individual and professionally.


  6. "Clergy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Methodist Church full-time

    Pros

    Security of Employment makes for ease of mind

    Cons

    Compensation impacted by region of world

    Advice to Management

    Fund Development


  7. "Clergy"

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    Former Employee - Clergy
    Former Employee - Clergy
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for ministry. Good medical benefits and guaranteed salary. Building relationships with other pastors and laity.

    Cons

    The UMC on the verge of a major split. The leadership across the U.S. is all over the map concerning, theology, moral issues and how to stop the bleeding of church members. The UMC can hardly be called a "Christian" denomination any longer.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I can give, return to Biblical principals and the original Weslyian beliefs.

  8. "Associate Pastor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at United Methodist Church part-time

    Pros

    Meeting people from all ethnicities and having an opportunity to positively impact the lives of people.

    Cons

    Part time, low pay, mainly Sunday only.

    Advice to Management

    Hire full-time when possible an create more jobs in ministry.


  9. "Dietary Aide @ Wesley Village"

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    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Pittston, PA
    Current Employee - Dietary Aide in Pittston, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at United Methodist Church part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Coworkers are generally nice.
    2. Workplace is clean.
    3. Free food.
    4. Short shifts (3 hrs) are also available if you need them.
    5. Helping the residents and making their day is quite rewarding.

    Cons

    1. Job is somewhat physically demanding..(Really depends on who you're working with and how much work they do as well)
    2. Supervisors may favor certain employees and let them slack while you do their dirty work.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict with the supervisor/cook requirements because they can be very immature at times.


  10. "It's like working anywhere else"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Virginia Beach, VA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technical skills are secondary to administrative proficiency and "people" skills.

    Cons

    Politics are politics regardless of the venue or institution. Power plays and difficult personal interactions are not uncommon. Don't expect everything to be "for the common good" just because of the church title. If you keep your expectations in line with what you would find in the secular world, you might not be disappointed.


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