Join us in turning the tide from surviving to thriving in 2021 and beyond. The historic Community Church of East Williston is a Mainline, Interdenominational Protestant Church serving the needs of persons from all backgrounds. We have a faithful, hardworking congregational core and seek a Senior Minister who, through Christian love and action, will help us turn those with occasional attendance into persons with faithful commitment. The position requires an experienced, ordained Protestant minister with youthful enthusiasm to reestablish CCEW as the “Light in the Community.” We offer a competitive salary and a beautiful manse in a verdant suburb with a highly ranked school district (top 10% in NY), only 25 minutes from Manhattan via railroad.
Our ideal candidate: Is an ordained minister and graduate of an accredited Protestant Seminary (CCEW will facilitate ordination if necessary) Maintains a cheerful and enthusiastic outlook Preaches interesting, thoughtful and provocative sermons Relates Scripture and the teachings of God to everyday lives Fosters relationships with youth and young families Collaborates with lay leadership and church staff to coordinate and conduct the ministries of the church Counsels congregants and committees Uses social media to further the goals of the church Considers high quality and diverse music to be a vital part of worship Demonstrates team building and conflict resolution skills Visits congregants in need Works to expand the influence of the church in the community Provides wedding support including rehearsals Has experience in pastoral ministry as a Senior Minister.
Expected start date: September 1st, 2021
The Pastoral Search Committee is accepting packages containing (but not limited to) your resume, your calling (share your call to ministry), style of ministry (share your beliefs) and samples of your sermons on a website, blog or Facebook. Please email your response or mail a hard copy to: Community Church of East Williston Pastoral Search Committee Mary Ellen Williams, Chairperson 45 East Williston Avenue East Williston, NY 11596