Bren McLean

JOB TITLES: DIRECTOR MINISTER PASTOR

by on Feb.04, 2013, under Church Life, Personal

What’s in a title?

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Just recently, it was decided that job titles for staff members at spch would be standardised. Instead of a range of titles used such as ‘x Director’, ‘x Minister’, ‘x Pastor’, ministry staff are now all ‘x Minister’. It’s a pragmatic decision, that is primarily based on our location and denomination. The word ‘Director’ is more common in the corporate world, and ‘Pastor’ is more common overseas and in charismatic churches.  This does not mean that there’s anything wrong with those titles, in fact I personally prefer the title ‘Pastor’. For reasons of consistency and clarity, ‘Minister’ is the word of choice at spch for now.

My personal job title is therefore CREATIVE MINISTER. Does that mean that the other ministers are NOT ‘creative’? Ha, of course not. I oversee the Creative Department, which programs all of the volunteers and elements of our Sunday Service’s. The title could have just as easily been ‘Music Minister’, or ‘Worship Minister’, but again for pragmatic reasons ‘creative’ was decided as the most appropriate for me at present. My job description hasn’t changed, just the title that I use on written, online and verbal correspondence.

Go HERE for a full list of staff members at spch.

Over the year’s I have come across some unusual job titles. Here’s a sample of some of the most creative ones:

Director of First Impressions – Receptionist

Head Honcho – Owner/Proprietor

Garbologist – Rubbish Collector

For other interesting job titles, check out:

Business Insider – 50-weirdest-job-titles

 

Bren McLean

Creative Minister


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