Interim Associate Pastor Full Time

@ First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham
  • Birmingham , Alabama View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA
  • Job Category: Associate Pastor
  • Salary Range: $40,000
  • Date Posted: 27 September 2020
  • Application Closed
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    Job Description

    Recognizing that our community is drawn together by values and beliefs, we are seeking an energetic and inspirational leader who shares our vision and can guide us in the pursuit of the following:

    • Speak Up
      • Turn up the volume for a God of love and justice. Share the open, inclusive, compassionate message of who and how we are in the context of where we are.
      • Plan and clearly communicate mission messaging, sharing it via digital and other appropriate media.
    • Reach Out
      • Build meaningful relationships, show welcome to all, and open new doors into faith.
      • Engage locally and globally, serving a diverse population in a culturally sensitive manner.
      • Integrate mission priorities with worship and learning, challenging children, youth, and adults to engage.
      • Connect with the downtown neighborhood and become a known neighbor in the heart of the city.
      • Given all that Birmingham has to offer, find creative ways to employ the arts to connect and further our mission.
      • Review the definition of “church membership” in light of social media and digital connectedness.
    • Build Bridges
      • Bridge divides, build trust, and seek justice, love, and compassion. Form long-term relationships through hands-on engagement in mission work in such areas as racial reconciliation, educational equity, economic justice, homelessness, and fair housing.


    • Vital spiritual life
    • Visionary
    • Administrative abilities
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Innovator
    • Technologically savvy
    • Team focused
    • Strong Pastoral heart with the gift of caring
    • A veteran small group leader
    • Experience recruiting volunteers, developing leaders
    • Solid work ethic
    • Ordained in the Presbyterian Church PCUSA (or one of our partner denominations


    • Responsible for Faith Formation, including developing innovative Christian educational programs for children, youth and adults; recruiting volunteers; marketing and communication regarding Faith Formation programs such as Sunday school, Bible studies, Vacation Bible School
    • Supervise Faith Formation, Youth and Nursery staff
    • Staff Support for Invitation and Integration Team
    • Staff Support for Congregational Care Team – Oversight of congregational care activities and arrangements
    • Assist assigned ministry teams with resourcing, planning, purchasing  and budget management
    • Staff support for the Board of Deacons
    • Sharing in Worship Leadership; preaching typically once a month
    • Sharing in pastoral care & visitation, prayer group leadership, and sharing in the regular pastoral rotation duties that comprise the weekly life of the church
    • Representing the church administration as member of various Boards: such as Birmingham Faith in Action, Elizabeth Perry Rushton Child Development Center, First Light Shelter
    • Staff support for Presbyterian Women Horizons Study
    • Serving the Sacrament by extension in homes and at First Light, according to schedule
    • Assist in content procurement and production for church electronic newsletter and social media, in consultation with the church administrator
    • Officiating at weddings and other life-passage events as may be assigned by the Head of Staff
    • Provide monthly reports to Session, attend Session meetings
    • Other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Staff
    Application deadline closed.

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