Resume

Pastor Thomas (Tom) Bump

11 Patton Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

(717) 506-0357 (H) (717) 574-9564 (C)

wbman99@yahoo.com

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to look over my resume. It is our family’s prayer that we serve God in a local Church ministry.

I have spent my life serving God in various positions and ministries. Each one has had its challenges and God has used us to help each one through the various challenges and struggles. God has blessed our ministry by seeing many souls saved and I am humbled that we continue to see fruit from our former ministries.

I am seeking a position that will allow me to use my experience and vision to help families train and develop their children and youth into mature followers of Christ. There are great things for the Church when families are built up and encouraged and that can happen through strong children’s and youth ministry. I believe I offer the experience to help a local church strengthen its ministry to parents and families.

In my 25 years of experience with youth and children’s ministries, teacher training, preaching, and working with families, I have come to the conclusion that this generation has great potential if they will turn their hearts towards Christ and follow Him with a passion.

It is now my passion to assist the local church through the preaching of God’s word and sharing the vision of how God intended families to grow and serve God together.

I have ministered at camps, youth rallies, and conferences. I am a people person who loves to work with others and feel that I have many life lessons to share with others. I would love to find a position that would allow me to use this life experience to encourage and challenge others. I love to preach God’s Word and enjoy all age groups.

Thank you for considering my resume and if I can clarify or expand on anything please do not hesitate to call me.

I do ask out of respect for my current ministry that you do not contact my current Church unless it would appear that God is leading us to take a serious step forward in your search process.

 

Building for Eternity,

 

 

Pastor Tom Bump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Experience

2006-Present    Country & Town Baptist Church – Children’s Pastor

  • I have overseen a complete remodel of the children’s area as well as the development of children’s ministry mission statements, policy manuals, and security protocols.
  •  Developed and implemented three new programs to replace non-effective programs.  AWANA, Xtreme Journey (Kids Worship) on Sunday mornings for K-5th grades, and a Sunday evening missions programs.
  • I began a regular teacher training, a leadership team consisting of leaders of each of the main children’s ministries.
  • We have begun to focus on more activities and programs that would bring families together for learning and fun.
  • We are currently in the process to develop the basics of an overall family ministry to help equip the parents of children so that they can be more effective in their role as spiritual leaders of their families.
  • I have lead the outreach ministries such as Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg hunts, and other acts of kindness.
  • It has been my privilege to lead 50 children to the Lord as well as baptize 12.

 

2005                Camp Speaker-             Lincoln Lake Baptist Youth Camp, Gowen, Michigan

                                                Lake Ann Camp, Lake Ann, Michigan

                                                 Del-Mar-Va Camp- Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

 

                        Modular Home Sales

                        Sold manufactured homes, customer service.

 

                        First Baptist of Freemont, MI- Interim Youth Pastor

  • I filled in for about 6 months as the church was in transition and searching for both a Senior Pastor as well as a Youth Pastor.
  • I taught Sunday school and Wednesday night Jr. & Sr. High classes.
  • I lead several discipleship trainings and regular youth activities.

 

2001-2004       First Baptist of Howard City, MI- Associate Pastor of Youth and Children

  • I have lead worship, preached regularly and lead committees.
  • I also oversaw the development of regular outreach ministries.
  • I lead both Jr. and Sr. High youth ministries and saw the growth from 20 youth to over 60 in regular attendance.
  • We developed regular volunteer trainings, leadership development and strengthened the youth leadership team.
  • I began to have regular discipleship meetings with several young men to develop their leadership skills as well as their desire to pursue full time ministry.
  • I had regular campus ministry activities and was involved in coaching in the track and soccer programs.
  • I also played a major role in the reorganization of the children’s programs of the church. This included the development of a volunteer screening and child protection program.
  • Lead Vacation Bible School programs
  • Lead several mission trips where we conducted VBS for smaller churches.
  • Lead many service projects, outreaches, and fun activities for youth.
  • During my time here, I also conducted several weddings, funerals, and led the Church for a time following the resignation of the Senior Pastor.

 

1998-2001       First Baptist of St. Clair, MI – Associate Pastor of Youth and Children

  • I entered this church knowing that there had been some turmoil. I also believed with all my heart that God would use my family and me to help bring healing.
  • I do believe that God used us to help move this church forward during a difficult time.
  • I oversaw the children and youth ministries and helped bring growth and new families to the church. I developed a new mid-week program for children up through 6th grade as the church had discontinued AWANA. The program grew and is still in use today.
  • I lead the youth program on Sundays, and Wednesday nights.
  • I lead the group on two mission’s trips to smaller churches and conducted VBS and other outreaches on their behalf.
  • I had opportunity to preach regularly
  • After the dismissal of the Senior Pastor, I filled pulpit for about 6 months.

 

1994-1998       Child Evangelism Fellowship- Local Director

  • I had oversight of three counties on the eastern side of Michigan.
  • It was my privilege to see significant growth in the local ministry so that it became stronger fiscally as well as a more effective ministry.   
  • I was responsible for teacher training, outreach programs, and other leadership development for the local area and state ministry.
  • I developed a training program for the entire state ministry called Summer Missionary Assistant (SMA) this program is now used by many other states.

1993-1994       Chapel Hill Cemetery- Salesman

                        First Baptist of Leslie– Volunteer Youth Pastor

 

1990-1993       Whippoorwill Community Church – Youth Pastor

 

1987-1990       Child Evangelism Fellowship – Local Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    Education/Licensing

  • Licensed for Ministry by Griswold St. Baptist – Pastor Dan Stewart, Port Huron Michigan

 

  • Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary     Lynchburg, Virginia      Currently Enrolled
    • M.A.R. – Pastoral Counseling

 

  • Grace College               Winona Lake, Indiana                          1987-1991
    • B.A. Biblical Studies

 

  • CEF Leadership Training Institute        Warrenton, Missouri    1987
    • Diploma

 

  • Webberville High School          Webberville, Michigan              1986
    • Diploma

                                   

 

                                    Hobbies and Interests

I love to camp, hike, bike ride, play golf.

I also enjoy gospel magic, object lessons, puppets.

I play guitar (chords)

I am a fan of many sports.

I love to play paintball, lazertag, disc golf and many other games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Personal Ministry Values:

 

 

I value the Bible – it is authoritative and sufficient for all of life

  • Therefore, it will be a part of my daily life (through reading, meditation, study, memorization, teaching, etc.)
  • Therefore, I will seek to encourage God’s people to make His Word a regular part of their day as well.

 

I value people – relationships are the stuff life is made of.

  • I will seek to reach those in my circle of influence with Christ
  • I will seek to invest myself in a few people – Mentor
  • I will seek to lead a small group of people – Shepherd
  • I will seek to teach/train the large group of people to do, within their gifting, the first two. – Equip

 

I value family – family is one the best venues for discipleship and character development to take place.

  • I will seek to invest myself in my wife and children.
  • I will seek to structure my personal life so that I can give my family the energy they need from me to develop and grow.
  • I will seek to “free people up” in the church so they can invest themselves in their spouses and children in the same way.
  • I will seek to structure the church overall so families are grown.

 

I value worship – I must experience God and know Him for fully every day

  • God’s people must know His heart, His mind, and His character. -Jeremiah 9:23-24
  • I will seek to teach people how to worship God privately and corporately.
  • I will prepare myself in every facet of my life so that I lead people passionately and purposefully into the presence of God on a regular basis.

 

I value prayer – I must express dependence on God throughout my day

  • I will spend time in prayer with my family and by myself.
  • I will encourage public and private prayer in the corporate assembly.
  • I will encourage prayer whenever Christians get together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference List

The following names all have permission to discuss both my past and current ministry. I have included the names of several of my past students so that you may interview them to see how effective my ministry has been. I encourage you to call and speak to them.

 

Current Ministry Contacts

 

Mr. Robert Hamlin- Serves as both a Deacon and a Children’s Ministry Worker

610 Park Ridge Dr.

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

(717) 798-6288

 

Terry Allison- Children’s Pastor

Westshore Evangelical Free Church

1345 Williams Grove Road
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055
(717) 697-0226

tallison@westshorefree.org

 

 

Doug Beemer- Former Deacon

20 150th Ave.

Morley, MI 4936

(231) 856-4221

 

Dave Force- Former Deacon

8370 ForFra Dr.

Howard City, MI 49329

(231) 937-5336

 

Bruce Houseman- Former Deacon

10056 Federal Highway

Howard City, MI 49329

(231) 937-7146

 

 

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