Pastor Full Time

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Job Description

We seek an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Reformed tradition who:

  • Is open-minded, loving, and accepting of all persons
  • Is warm, compassionate, and approachable at each person’s level
  • Is well-versed in biblical teachings and theology for personal and congregational life
  • Advocates for social and economic justice (reaching out and lifting up “the least of these”), which might include legal action
  • Is respectful of laity’s sense of calling for ministries and programs, and nurtures those calls
  • Can fuse inspiration and practicality for effective leadership
  • Is comfortable working with a part-time staff and a wide range of volunteer efforts by members of all ages
  • Accepts the challenges of a small, highly active church
  • Is able to help lead the church forward knowing funds are finite
  • Is sensitive to the environment and God’s call to be good stewards
  • Has excellent organizational and communication skills both oral and written
  • Is open to the findings of the scientific community, (i.e. evolution, global warming)
  • Is courageous and has a sense of humor
  • Has knowledge of diverse communities

The person whom we call should be willing and able to work for positive change in our world. Doing so requires:

  • Enriching and sustaining the life of the church in worship
  • Collaborating with and developing lay leadership, to build on current Session’s committee structure
  • Training teams of members to act as liturgists and greeters
  • Assimilating visitors and new members into the life of the church
  • Fostering openness to new ways of ministry and service
  • Increasing awareness of the church in the greater community
  • Developing a culture of ongoing stewardship
  • Engaging with the LGBTQ community
  • Continuing to support Westminster’s environmental, prison and social justice ministries and its role as a sanctuary church

We seek pastoral leadership to help us with:

  • Worship
    • Preaching (we value interpretive preaching following the Revised Common Lectionary)
    • Celebration of sacraments, working with the Worship Committee, Music Director, and Organist/Pianist, developing and encouraging growth of lay liturgists
  • Personal care of members including visitation and counseling
  • Leading small groups and weekly Bible study
  • Coordination and encouragement of social justice and outreach ministries (largely laity-led), including faithful, caring evaluation of existing and emerging callings
  • Determining paths for sound congregational growth after learning about WPC’s life thus far
  • Serving as Session Moderator and serving ex officio with the Sessional Committees
  • Participating in all levels of denominational assemblies and our relationship with Primera Iglesia Pres. Havana
  • Encouraging ecumenical and interfaith relationships
  • Overseeing the staff (both part-time paid and volunteer)
  • Serving as public spokesperson for the church
  • Engaging with educational and governmental institutions in the community
  • Suggested Reference: Presbyterian Hymnal 733 (Glory to God Hymnal) “We all are one in mission”
Application deadline closed.

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