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United Methodist Church Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Preston Greenwaldt
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Pros
  • "Easy schedule to maintain work/life balance" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Nice people and friendly community" (in 2 reviews)

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

  • "Sometimes you get paid different week by week depending on how many hours" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Pastor"

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    Former Employee - Pastor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pastor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good vision and mission design

    Cons

    Conflict within local church and management

    Advice to Management

    Transform the management system within


  2. "Youth Worker in TNUMC"

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    Former Employee - Youth Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Youth Director in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the interconnectedness of the UMC. I was always able to find support and connection with other youth workers.

    Cons

    These are divided times in the United Methodist Church.

  3. "Communications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Working with the congregation for a common goal.

    Cons

    Different levels of accountability among staff.


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Methodist Church full-time

    Pros

    the people you work with are kind, relatively quiet and relaxed environment, not a high stress position

    Cons

    everyone thinks you work for them, no benefits


  5. "Medium size church"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, welcoming congregation, community minded.

    Cons

    Workload in excess, 50+ hours , salary, to many meetings that take over your life.


  6. "Director of Childrens Ministry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at United Methodist Church (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was very blessed to have had the opportunity to work so close to God.

    Cons

    Gods rewards are not always financial


  7. "Office Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at United Methodist Church part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor fiscal responsibility

  8. "Pastor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    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


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