I’ve been bi-vocational for awhile, often Social Work has taken the lead, as I am a clinical social worker and that has enabled me to get my ministry degrees. Also, if you consider all a social worker does, you can tell that the overlap between social work and ministry is very substantial.
Here is a list of my ministry experience over the past 15 years:
Matthew T. Murphy November 17, 2012
Ministry Experience Summary
Teacher, 3 Strands Class (Young Marrieds)
Southern Gables Church, Lakewood, CO
Lead Sunday School Class of 25-30.
Created site to help youth workers engage crisis in the lives of their students.
Consultant and mentor to youth pastors.
In the Trenches Team, Simply Youth Ministry/Group Publishing
Give support and guidance to Simply Youth Ministry Conference.
Mentor on Simply Soul Care Team.
Mentor to youth pastors via www.studentministry.org/mentors.
Communications Chair Denver Seminary CISM Team,
Implemented PR campaign for biennial ICISF Spiritual Care Conference.
Provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to survivors of YWAM shooting.
Conducted individual debriefings for youth ministers involved in Deer Creek School shooting.
Designed and maintain website: densemcismteam.org.
Jr./Sr. High Youth Leader
Ken Caryl Baptist Church, Littleton, CO
Organized small group curriculum and implemented group meetings.
Mentored college student in small group youth ministry.
Preached for youth ministries Sunday services.
Co-organized regional summer camp game time for several hundred youth.
Director of Christian Education
Galilee Baptist Church, Gorham, ME
Administrated Youth Group, Sunday School, AWANA Youth Club and Kids Church Time.
Conducted strategic planning with team of volunteer workers in each of above areas.
Implemented comprehensive child abuse prevention policy.
Directed youth ministry and prepared weekly devotionals.
Coordinated monthly student leadership/adult leadership meetings emphasizing vision and leadership development.
Lead all night and multi-night youth events.
Several Lay Leader Positions,
FBC Patchogue, NY
AWANA Leader, AWANAGames coach, Usher, Choir, Junior High Youth Group Leader, Kids Church Speaker
Asst. Sunday School Superintendent FBC Patchogue, NY
Designed, coordinated, and interpreted ministry surveys to inform teaching topics and congregant satisfaction.
Oversaw and administrated 200+ member Pre-K through Adult classes and electives
Gordon College, Beverly, MA
Implemented various programs for 29 residents.
Counseled residents regarding mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and sexual concerns.
Sunday School Teacher, North Shore Community Baptist Church, Beverly, MA
4th-5th Grade Coed Class
North Shore Community Baptist Church, Beverly, MA
1999-2000 Summers and School Breaks
Chef’s Asst. Commissary and Small Group Leader,
Camp-of-the-Woods, Speculator, NY
Facilitated a young men’s group in discussions regarding their psycho-emotional and spiritual well-being.
Administered inventory control management & food safety/quality assurance for foodservice facility serving over 600 meals per day.
Agape Christian Fellowship, Cortland College, NY
Co-Founded, was Secretary then President of campus fellowship
Tripled operating budget twice during tenure.
Organized Jesus Awareness Week: Gospel festival during Holy Week.
Contracted with national speakers and musicians.
Jr. High Youth Leader
Memorial Baptist Church, Cortland, NY
Organized games and provided support for Youth Pastor.
Counselor for Niagara ‘98 and ’99 youth conferences.
Trained in Purpose Driven Youth Ministry.