Our active, Open & Affirming (ONA) congregation seeks an engaging, energetic, creative person to serve as Associate Pastor / Minister of Faith Formation and Visitation. The ideal candidate will have experience working with and building youth, family, and adult programs, will have a welcoming presence to people of all ages, and will help us further engage in outreach and justice work as we are formed and informed by our faith.
The Minister of Faith Formation and Visitation will oversee the church’s spiritual development program for all stages of life in order to offer a cohesive plan of education and faith formation for all ages. This person will also spend approximately 25% of his/her/their time visiting our members who are homebound or have limited mobility, and making hospital visits.
We do have certain tasks that must be done, and we do have a clear job description. However, we believe it is crucial to find someone who is the right fit for our congregation, rather than merely the person who checks all the right boxes. So tell us about your calling and passion. If you love to preach, we will include preaching in your responsibilities. If you have a heart for social justice, we can include time for that work as well. Love contemporary Christian music, community-building, or small groups? Tell us about it. We believe that the most meaningful ministry happens at the intersection of one’s gifts and the world’s needs.
A wide variety of duties fall under the responsibility of this position. Some will be hands-on and others oversight; how each area is decided will be based on the candidate’s strengths and preferences in consultation with the senior minister and the church’s needs.
We are poised for growth. While we know that transformation can be slow and messy, our leaders are committed to making changes so that we will still be a thriving congregation for many years to come. We seek an Associate Pastor who can be part of us, grow with us, explore with us, and bring his/her/their whole self to ministry with us. To apply for this position, candidates may reach us through the UCC Opportunities listing, or may apply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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