Director of Church Missions 

Job Type:  Part-Time                                                                                                                                                      Reports to:  Lead Pastor

Position Summary:

Brooks United Methodist Church is currently seeking a Missions Director to join our staff team to coordinate two vital missions of the church – Second Chance Thrift Shop and the Brooks UMC Food Pantry. We will also consider hiring two people, one for each mission.

The Missions Director is responsible for leading and organizing the day-to-day operations of one or both missions as well as recruiting and equipping volunteers to serve. The Thrift Shop is located in a small historic house, opens two days per week to the public, and volunteers meet to process and price donations one day per week. The Food Pantry distributes blessing boxes once a month. This position has an opportunity to expand with the growth of the missions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Commitment to the overall mission of the church

Must possess a passion for serving others and creating Christ-centered mission environments where all are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.

Knowledge of thrift shop or food pantry operations or a willingness to learn

Strong servant leadership and organizational skills

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Experience in leading volunteers

Basic computer skills

Familiarity with posting on social media

Must be able to lift and carry boxes and bags of donations


  1. Manages the operations of Second Chance Thrift Shop which includes:


  • processing donations and arranging for disposal of unwanted items
  • overseeing pricing of items
  • setting up attractive displays
  • recruiting, shepherding, and training volunteers
  • preparing a monthly volunteer work schedule
  • resolving all volunteer, donor, and customer concerns in a timely manner
  • developing shop strategies and events to increase customer traffic
  • posting photos of items for sale on social media
  • ordering or acquiring supplies for the shop
  • leading Thrift Shop Team meeting every other month
  • monitoring safety hazards and scheduling maintenance on the shop on an as needed basis


  1. Manages the operations of the Brooks UMC Food Pantry which includes:


  • overseeing once a month blessing box packing and distribution day
  • recruiting and training volunteers
  • intake of new pantry families
  • maintaining food pantry records
  • initiating food/supply drives within the church
  • coordinating once a month pick up of supplies from Midwest Food Bank
  • managing food pantry budget
  • communicating and developing relationships with pantry families
  • maintaining an organized food pantry closet and storage area
  • identifying and reporting any safety concerns
  • establishing relationships with committed donors to the pantry
  • willingness to strategize and lead future expansion of food pantry operations in coordination with pastor and leadership board.


  1. Assists with small church mission projects throughout the year
  2. Attends all staff meetings and planning meetings with the pastor as required.
  3. Attends worship at Brooks UMC


To apply for this position, please submit your resume to:

Ardie Dempsey – ardie@gacookies.com