Part-time Choir Director: Skaneateles United Methodist Church

The Skaneateles UMC seeks a choir director with a knowledge of traditional and contemporary Christian music willing to work with a volunteer choir encouraging good vocal technique; and capable of incorporating occasional instrumentalists for our Sunday morning worship service. Communication with the choir members, pastor,and church office is critical.

Time commitment:

  • Weekly Thursday evening rehearsal 7:00–8:30 PM
  • Sunday morning worship for 3 Sundays a month (9:00 AM choir gathering,10:00-11:00 AM worship service)
  • Worship Design Team meeting every other month.
  • Directing and/or preparing soloists/small group ensembles for special music for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday evening services.
  • 10-month position: Sept.-June(July and August off)
  • Applicants for this position would be expected to begin September 4, 2014.  
  • Salary: $125 a week.

To apply: Please mail or e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Rev.JoellynTuttle
Skaneateles United Methodist Church 26 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY 13152 Email to: jrwtuttle@gmail.com.  Resumés should be submitted by Noon on August 29, 2014.  Selected candidates will be contacted by phone for an in-person interview.

Part-Time Minister: American Baptist Congregation in Western NY

An ABC-NYS congregation in western New York is seeking a part-time minister ($39,000, inclusive of all compensation and benefits).  A small membership church, the congregation seeks a minister interested in nurturing the church and its future ministries.

If you are interested in this position, please contact  the Associate Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of NYS,  the Rev. Jerrod H. Hugenot, at 518/380-4510 or jhugenot@abc-nys.org.

Part-time Music Director: New Life Presbyterian Church (Rochester, NY)

New Life Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time music director who will, in conjunction with the pastor, create a diverse music program for worship services. This includes integrating traditional, contemporary, praise, gospel, and other styles of music into a weekly Sunday worship service. The director will be responsible for proposing worship music, performing music, and leading choral groups.  For the right person, someone creative and thoughtful, the musical future is very open and wonderful at New Life.

Requirements:

  • Ability to play piano and/or organ
  • Knowledge of a wide breadth of Christian music genres
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to play and direct the congregation simultaneously
  • Ability to innovate and think creatively about worship
  • Ability to direct choral groups
  • Ability to resource outside musicians to supplement the music   program helpful
  • Degree in music preferred

Submit a resume by August 24th, 2014 to:

Barb Ford
New Life Presbyterian Church
243 Rosedale Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Or send it via email to newlife@frontiernet.net

Half-time Pastor: Transfiguration Lutheran Church (Rochester, NY)

Transfiguration Lutheran Church (TLC) is seeking a one-half time Pastor to help us grow in discipleship as well as develop our ministries to expand our participation and increase membership.

ABOUT TLC
TLC is an inclusive, energetic, musical, inviting group of just regular people. We are an active community of faith, located in Irondequoit, N.Y., hoping to make a difference for people throughout life. We are excited at the prospect of discipleship, working together to join in ministry opportunities, congregational programming, creating synergies, and spreading God’s word. TLC is part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America).

PASTOR
The Pastor serves as a minister and organizational leader for our church and also serves as our primary ambassador to the community as a whole. The Pastor serves our congregation by providing spiritual leadership, pastoral care, administrative oversight, and organizational leadership to the congregation, with a broad program of worship, music, preaching, teaching, and fellowship.

DESCRIPTION
The successful candidate will demonstrate an intellectual and spiritual depth in his/her ability to preach relevant messages that speak both to mature believers as well as those unfamiliar with the Christian and Lutheran faith. The Pastor must be comfortable straddling both traditional and contemporary styles of worship. The Pastor is responsible for effectively sharing the gospel and communicating the vision of the church to the longtime members of the congregation, as well as to our surrounding community. The Pastor collaborates with staff and key members to discern a clear, concise, and compelling picture of God’s will for TLC going forward, as well as uniting the congregation behind that vision. He/she will be a key communicator of an ongoing vision for the church.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, formal seminary education, and must possess joy and a good sense of humor. An advanced degree in biblical studies/semimary completion strongly preferred. We are looking for ordained Lutheran (or working towards ordination) minister. The optimal candidate will have a background in, and a thorough understanding of Lutheran doctrine and practice. Candidates of similar denominations will ALSO be considered.

CONTACT
If you are interested in becoming part of the ministries at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, please submit a current resume and cover letter to Jerry S., Call-Committee Chair at jerry@tlcgrowingingrace.org. Please feel free to share this opportunity with other interested pastors, too!

Church website:  www.tlcgrowingingrace.org