The candidate we seek is a man or woman who has a deep passion for the Lord, dedication to the Bible, and views consistent with those of the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO). The Pastor shall be devoted to the service of Christ and the church, preaching, and teaching of the Word of God. The Pastor shall lead the church to fulfill its vision statement. We are looking for someone to lead and learn from our vibrant, warm and growing congregation!
The position is focused on worship, pastoral care and leadership.
Worship: • Foster a worshipful attitude and atmosphere. • Ensure vital and meaningful worship services – both in person and via livestream.
Pastoral Care: • Unleash the laity in areas such as teaching and ministering to the congregation, visitors, and community. • Collaborate with staff and leaders in ministering to members and friends of the congregation who are in transition, in crisis and facing sickness, struggles or grief. • Engage with members and visitors by supporting and encouraging spiritual growth.
Leadership: • Moderate Session and assist in the implementation of its programs and ministries. • Oversee the Board of Deacons and Missions Committee. • Directly supervise pastoral staff members, and indirectly supervise support staff, holding them accountable for their responsibilities. • Encourage the training and empowerment of staff, lay leaders and covenant partners to reach the world for Christ. Through example and instruction, enable the congregation to increase their ability to speak about their faith to a hurting world. • Promote connection with others in Narberth and the greater Philadelphia area beyond the congregation, inviting individuals on a deeper personal faith journey where we keep company with Jesus in the “stuff” of our everyday life.
Compensation: The compensation and benefit package is competitive with similar ECO positions and commensurate with experience.
Applicants are asked to provide: • Letter of introduction highlighting experience and strengths • Resume and Statement of Faith • Links to at least 3 – 5 sermons in video format.
Transition Process: We have been blessed with having our Senior Pastor, Rev. Steve Weed, serving at Narberth Presbyterian for over 30 years., Rev. Weed will be retiring in November 2023. We know that the transition to a new Senior Pastor will be exciting and yet also a big change for our congregation. For that reason, and to enable our new pastor to learn as much as possible from our retiring pastor, the Session, in consultation with the ECO Synod Executive, Rev. Dana Allin, unanimously voted to move forward with an “overlap model”. This will enable our new Senior Pastor to spend 2-3 months co-pastoring with our retiring pastor, allowing time for assimilation and learning with as little disruption to the life of the congregation as possible.
To apply or learn more, please contact our Pastoral Nominating Committee by email.