Clear Openings

As of April 24, 2018

Three new church starts (click the name to read the description):

Brooklyn New Church Start — Long Island West

Metropolitan Area New Black Church Start  — Metropolitan

South Bronx Hispanic New Church Start — Metropolitan

All existing church openings:

Ardsley — Metropolitan
Ashland: Community & Windham-Hensonville — Catskill Hudson
Bellmore — Long Island East
Brooklyn: Ghana Wesley & Andrews — Long Island West
Cairo & South Cairo: Sandy Plains — Catskill Hudson
Dobbs Ferry: Aldersgate & Pleasantville — Metropolitan
Gaylordsville — Connecticut 
Grahamsville & Sundown — Catskill Hudson
Hartsdale: St. Paul’s — Metropolitan
Hillsdale: First & North Hillsdale — Catskill Hudson
Kerhonkson: Federated & Kripplebush — Catskill Hudson
Manhattan: Chinese — Metropolitan
New Paltz — Catskill Hudson
The Parish of the Five Churches — New York/Connecticut
Pleasant Valley, NY — New York/Connecticut
Red Hook — New York/Connecticut
Vail’s Gate — New York/Connecticut
Walden & Bullville — Catskill Hudson
Winsted — Connecticut

New Church Starts

 

Brooklyn New Church Start

This church start’s targeted demographic is the millennial generation. The area of concentration is in Atlantic Avenue Terminal area of northwest Brooklyn. This area has been identified as possessing:

  • A moderately balanced racial makeup with 38% White, 27% Black, 21% Hispanic/Latino, 12% Asian and 2% Pacific Islander/Other.
  • A population growth rate that suggests a significant number of families are moving into the area and that existing families in the area are expanding.
  • An area heavily comprised of key demographic groups that include young single working professionals.

This is a population whose charitable giving is directed towards causes identifiable with millennials’ interests (i.e. public radio, the environment, and health-oriented services).

They have a high interest in religious programs that involve social justice advocacy work, meditation and experiential spiritual practices, and activities that build community.

We are seeking a “planter” who possesses a fearless, evangelistic, entrepreneurial, team-building, visionary spirit, whose goal is to plant, grow and charter a UM faith community in 5 years.  Salary, benefits (including housing) is provided in the pastoral support. Persons interested in this appointment are asked to send your correspondence to Rev. Sungchan Kim (LIWdistrict@nyac-umc.com) and Rev. David A. Gilmore (dgilmore@nyac.com).

 

New Black Church Start, Metropolitan Area

In accordance with the Northeastern Jurisdiction’s Call to Action, a new Black church will be planted in our conference. Specifically, we will “establish at least one new faith community with members of African descent focused on engaging black children, youth and young adults, in an area which has a ten-mile radius with a Black population of 30,000 or more.”  The person filling this appointment will work under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Marvin Moss, Senior Pastor of Salem UMC, and this “plant” will begin as a second site of Salem UMC with the goal of becoming a self-sustaining chartered UM congregation in five years.  We are seeking a Black “planter” who is:

  • African American and/or Black
  • Excellent communicator with an ability to connect with children, parents and grandparents
  • Entrepreneurial Team Player who effectively communicates and models hope, and has the ability and drive to interface with neighborhood agencies establish partnerships that enhance the lives of residents in their community
  • Visionary with the ability/willingness to “see” and convey what God has revealed “will be” rather than “what is” or “what was”
  • Fearless Evangelist who connects with their communities and is willing to take calculated risks in ministry (succeed sooner or fail fast)

Salary benefits (including housing) is provided in the pastoral support. Persons interested in this appointment are asked to send your correspondence to Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears (Denise.SmarttSears@nyac-umc.com) and Rev. David A. Gilmore (dgilmore@nyac.com).

 

South Bronx Hispanic New Church Start

This church start’s targeted demographic is the Hispanic/Latino population in the South Bronx. The person filling this appointment is part of a cooperative ministry setting with Epworth UMC and Woodycrest UMC, and must be able to work as part of a team. We are seeking a Hispanic “planter” who is:

  • Excellent bi-lingual communicator with an ability to connect with children, parents and grandparents
  • Hispanic since the largest group and fastest growing ethnicities are Puerto Ricans and Dominicans
  • Team Player who effectively communicates, models hope, and has the ability and drive to interface with neighborhood agencies establishing partnerships that enhance the lives of residents in the community
  • Visionary with the ability/willingness to “see” and convey what God has revealed “will be” rather than “what is” or “what was”
  • Fearless Evangelist who can connect effectively with their neighbors and is willing to take calculated risks in ministry (succeed sooner or fail fast)

Salary benefits (including housing) is provided in the pastoral support. Persons interested in this appointment are asked to send your correspondence to Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears (Denise.SmarttSears@nyac-umc.com) and Rev. David A. Gilmore (dgilmore@nyac.com).