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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Administration / Coordination
  • Assistant/Associate pastor
  • Camp Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Family Ministry
  • Young Adult / College Ministry

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  • Presbyterian church
  • Non-denominational church
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Mat Bowen III's résumé

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Master's educated pastor with 3 years full-time ministry experience looking to partner with an established church to further Christ's mission.

Experience

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I am a passionate lover of all things Jesus. I was born to evangelize and my heart is only full when I am spreading Christ's message of love, hope, and redemption.

FULL-TIME MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Secondary Coach
The WorkFaith Connection | May 2018- present
+Responsible for the spiritual growth and professional growth of over 2,200 graduates of the re-entry/job readiness program +Disciple 10-15 graduates daily by conducting 1 on 1 counseling sessions, developing relevant bible study curriculum, and re-engaging clients with local church +Raise the self-awareness and esteem of convicted felons using cognitive therapy techniques and family systems therapy methodology

Pastoral Resident
Fellowship Community Church | May 2017 - May 2018
+Assisted in the ministry design and implementation (including oversight of volunteers and pastoral care) of a new young adult's ministry model resulting in growth from 25 active participants to 50 active participants +Responsible for the development of on-ramps at weekly and monthly connections ministry events catering to 50-75 potential visitors each Sunday +Executed regular teaching and preaching via Sunday morning worship for 1200-1400 attendees

Pastoral Resident
First Presbyterian Church of Olney | May 2016- May 2017
+Redesigned the youth ministry and increased continual participation from 8 to 16 +Organized, developed, and taught weekly Sunday morning small group class +Preached regular sermons and assisted the weekly Sunday morning worship +Assisted senior leadership in managing pastoral care of church body

Leader/President InterVarsity Christian Fellowship | August 2012 - May 2015

+Served in lead staff role for 2 years while without full-time staff member +Developed curriculum for campus wide small groups serving 35-45 students +Organized, recruited, and led monthly outreach events and weekend retreats +Taught in weekly large group setting for 50-60 students +discipled an average of 6 new Christians per year through initial steps in faith journey

INTERNSHIPS

Pastoral Summer Intern (2015)
2nd Church of Christ
Initiated, designed, and led a weekly young adult Hebrews bible study summer series for 8-
12 young adults ages 18-26
•Delivered monthly sermons for the Next Generation worship service designed for younger generations of families
•Supported the benevolence ministry by conducting hospital visits, delivering material goods (i.e. food, diapers, etc.), and communicating needs to the congregation • Administered the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Hope Education Intern (2014)
OneHope
Designed and led bible engagement ministry for 20 Chinese summer exchange students and
their families
•Developed research on 50+ national charter schools showing which pedagogical methods are most successful
•Edited grammar and corrected statistical inaccuracies for Innovation Charter School's application to the state of Florida education department

Food Ministry Intern (2013)
Coral Ridge Presbyterian/ 2 Trees Internship
• Organized and executed daily grocery pickup from 5 grocery stores and 3 restaurants • Cooked and fed over 150 homeless twice a week at two different locations Led worship weekly and occasionally taught for a homeless small group bible study meeting
at a bus station
•Facilitated volunteers during monthly left-over food distribution

Guatemala Global Mission Team Member (2012)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
• Evangelized to college students in 4 of Guatemala's largest universities • Taught relevant and simple evangelism methods to Guatemalan student leaders • Critically engaged the expectations of evangelism with the reality of cross-cultural challenges

Education

Princeton Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
2015-2018

Purdue University
Bachelor's in Philosophy
Minor in Business
GPA 3.81/4

Skills

Administration, Leadership, Preaching, Critical Thinking, Organization, Experience, Wisdom, Team Player, Seeking longevity, Personable

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