First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church is "Centered in Christ, Faithful to Scripture, United in Spirit, Active in Mission." The congregation is located in historic downtown Joplin, Missouri.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
11 180 Joplin, MO USA

Contact Information


Rev. Dr. Dave Burgess
phone   417-624-2433

509 S. Pearl Ave.
Joplin, MO 64801

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Other Director of Church Life Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

First Presbyterian Church of Joplin is seeking a full time individual to grow and oversee the church’s Christian Education programs from pre-school through adult. Christian education would include planning and implementing summer programs and camps for children and youth at our downtown campus and at our retreat center on Shoal Creek. Director would work with the Church Growth Committee to reach out to singles and families in Joplin and help create a welcoming and nurturing atmosphere. “Small Group” studies and community outreach would be two other key areas of focus.

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Applicant Requirements

Qualified candidates will have a four-year college degree or comparable work experience, preferably with some education or experience in Christian Education. Please email your resume’ to or mail it to Pastor Dave Burgess at 509 South Pearl, Joplin, Mo. 64801.