Palos Heights CRC is seeking a full-time Co-Pastor of Preaching, Congregational Care, and Administration.
The Pastor of Preaching, Congregational Care, and Administration will provide and oversee pastoral care to the congregation, along with administrative leadership to the Staff and congregation. They will work side by side with a full-time Co-Pastor of Preaching and Faith Formation. Together this team will provide transformational encouragement, learning, and support with a focus on growing the next generation of Christ followers.
The Pastor of Preaching, Congregational Care, and Administration responsibilities will include preaching and leading worship approximately 25 – 50% of the time (including exploring alternative worship opportunities) along with other responsibilities.
Our discipleship ministries.
Kid’s Club – The purpose of Kid’s Club is to lead children to significant, lasting relationships with Christ and is for children between K – 8th grade. They meet on Sunday from 10:45AM to 11:30AM (September through May).
Catechism: Catechism for students in 9th-12th grade meets weekly on Sunday mornings after the worship service (September through May). The Freshman/Sophomore small group studies the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Junior/Senior small group participates in topical Bible studies related to Christian living.
WOW (Walk-Out-Worship) – Is for preschool-aged children (3 – 5 years old) during the morning worship service and meets year round. The children start with their parents in the sanctuary for the first part of the service, and then are excused before the sermon begins. During WOW children sing, make crafts, have snacks, and do Bible lessons.
Middle School Youth Group – Middle School Youth Group is for students in 7th/8th grades. They meet on Wednesday Evenings from 7:00PM to 9:00PM (September through May).
High School Youth Group – High School Youth Group is for high school aged young adults. They meet on Sunday Evenings from 6:00PM-8:00PM (September through May).
Cadets – This is a fun, fast paced club for boys in 2rd – 6th grades. They meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday (September through May) from 7:00PM – 8:30PM.
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) – GEMS is for girls between 2nd and 6th grade. They meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month (September through May) from 6:30PM – 8:30PM.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) – For one week during the summer PHCRC offers VBS for
children preschool to 5th grade.
Fun & Fellowship – Fun and Fellowship is for women who do exactly what the group’s name says. They meet year round on every other Wednesday from 9:30AM-11:30AM to enjoy conversation and playing some games together.
Coffee Break – Coffee Break is a community Bible study open to women of all ages and religious backgrounds. Women have the opportunity to ask questions about God’s Word and how it can be applied to challenging life situations and relationships. A time of sharing and prayer offers mutual support and encouragement. This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30AM-11:00AM (September through April).
Ladies Afternoon Bible Hour – If you are looking for good conversation, fellowship, time of prayer and Bible study, this may be the place for you. We are a small group of interesting senior women who meet every other Tuesday, at 1:00PM (September through April) for an hour of study followed with refreshments.
Women’s Wednesday Night Bible Study- This Bible Study meets 2x a month on Wednesday evenings from 7:00PM to 8:45PM. This group is open to women of all ages.
Men’s Life – This discussion group seeks to understand a text of Scripture, frequently looking for the light it sheds on a man’s walk with Christ. The group meets in The LINK from 8:30AM-9:30AM every Tuesday (September through April).
Men’s Wednesday Night Bible Study – This group meets 2x a month on Wednesday Evenings from 7:00PM to 8:45PM to study God’s Word and pray together. Men of all ages are welcome.
Friendship Club – Friendship Club is for people with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The group meets on two Thursdays a month from 7:00PM to 9:00PM (October through May) in the Fellowship Hall.
Adult Discipleship: offers classes on a variety of topics throughout the year focusing on connecting faith to daily life.
Celebration Choir: All ages who love to sing are welcomed! Practices are held on Sunday
mornings at 10:45AM. Celebration Choir sings during the year as part of our Worship Services.
Interested candidates must:
- Be ordained or eligible for ordination (in the CRCNA)
- Be able to inspire others, including children, to use their talents within the church and their community
- Be passionate about following the Word of God
- Be driven to lead people to Christ through the Holy Spirit.