Effective Leaders

New Church Development is looking for effective leaders who:

  1. Have a strong sense of calling, deeply established prayer habits, and keen understanding that church planting is a "God thing."
  2. Have a VISIONIZING capacity – who can persuasively sell a vision that does not limit God
  3. Have apostolic zeal and a passion for evangelism. They have a demonstrated history of building relationships in the community and leading these friends to Christ and into church life.
  4. Comprehend the culture and can assess needs, adapting philosophy to the character of the community.
  5. Have a coachable and adaptable spirit. They take initative, and contiually strive for personal and professional growth and development. They are very persistent and deal well with frequent and abrupt change.
  6. Have a peace, along with their spouse and family, about the ministry of church development and have embraced the sacrifices entailed.
  7. Are willing to raise funds and sacrifice for the sake of the kingdom, risking whatever to bring people into a relationship with Jesus.
  8. Are catalytic innovators. This relates to the “entrepreneurial gene” typically found in good planters.
  9. Are deeply committed to The United Methodist Church.
  10. Are willing to engage in the discernment process to explore and assess their calling in new church development as outlined here.


(502) 425-3884 or (800) 530-7236
The Kentucky Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
7400 Floydsburg Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014