Associate in Pastoral Care: Masonic Villages (Elizabethtown, PA)

Masonic Villages at Elizabethtown is seeking an Associate in Pastoral Care. For more than 130 years, the Masonic Villages have been pursuing a vision of excellence to meet the needs of others. With locations in Dallas, Elizabethtown, Lafayette Hill, Sewickley and Warminster, the not-for-profit Masonic Villages provide continuing care retirement services, children’s services and community outreach services. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status, including genetic information.

Job Description:
The Associate in Pastoral Care will assist with the spiritual care and religious needs of the Masonic Village’s community. He/she will help maintain all aspects of worship, religious education, and religious ritual as they pertain to the beliefs and values of the Masonic Village’s community. The Associate in Pastoral Care will assist in fulfilling the stated goals of the Masonic Village’s Pastoral Care Department.

Knowledge/Experience Requirements:
1. Good written, oral, organizational, and basic computer skills.
2. A B.A. or B.S. degree from a four-year accredited college or university
3. A Master of Divinity from at least a three-year accredited seminary
4. Licensed, ordained minister
5. In good standing and endorsed by a denomination
6. Preferred Clinical Pastoral Education
7. Preferred experience in a long-term setting or clinical background
8. Preferred Chaplaincy Certification

Essential Functions:
1. To conduct or provide the religious services as they pertain to the needs of the Masonic Village’s community
2. To provide pastoral counseling, companionship, and spiritual awareness for residents and residents’ families and staff when appropriate
3. To fulfill assigned responsibilities, goals, and policies as determined by the Director of Pastoral Care which include: providing 24-hour Pastoral Care by sharing an “on call”schedule
4. To provide teaching of religious and spiritual classes for residents and residents’ families and staff when appropriate
5. To provide visitation and spiritual comfort to the critically ill and dying; to assist Hospice in spiritual care whenever possible
6. To administer the sacraments and provide availability in ecumenical settings
7. To assist in the interdisciplinary team meetings in the Health Care Center, providing input into short- and long-term goals
8. To comply with all professional standards set for Pastoral Care in long-term care settings

Pastor: Balboa Union Church (Panama City, Panama)

Balboa Union Church (BUC) is a bilingual, inter-denominational congregation seeking a progressive minister who will partner with the congregation to grow the church and expand outreach into the community

The Balboa Union Church was founded and built in the early 1900's for Panama Canal workers of all denominations.

Panama is one of the most vibrant and connected capitals in the world, with a large expat community. The predominant religion is Catholicism, and there is a strong evangelical community; but as a third option the Balboa Union Church is the only progressive community in the country.

If you are interested contact:

Program Director: Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center (Fort Worth, TX)

Resumes will be accepted through April 01, 2015, please send to,  Attention: Natalie Davidson.

– An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ, with a heart for ministry and a passion for       helping others grow in their personal walk with the Lord
– Integrity, consistent work ethic, and a proven success in leadership at a Christian camp     or similar organization
– Interpersonal communication and organizational skills
– A team-oriented servant attitude and the ability to relate well with others
– Creativity and high energy particularly when preparing and implementing camp programs
– The ability to handle conflict in a respectful and professional manner
– A bachelors degree

– A Master’s degree in Christian Education
– 2-5 years in a manager/director position in Christian camping

– Paid Time Off – detailed in Employee Policy and Procedure Manual
– Major medical coverage for the employee
– Matching pension benefits available after one year of employment
– On-site housing with basic utilities included (water, electric, and gas)
– The Program Director will adhere to the principles of confidentiality concerning the            business of this ministry.

Full Time Pastor: The First Presbyterian Church of Westernville, NY

The First Presbyterian Church of Westernville, NY, founded in 1818, is seeking a full-time pastor for its congregation of about 80 members.   Westernville is a village in Oneida County NY – just a 45 minute drive from the Adirondack Mountains.  More information about the church and its Mission Study may be found on their website at    If you have interest in this position, please contact their Clerk of Session, Steve Smits, at  315-281-0484  or  Or you may also contact Floyd Olney, Chair of the PNC

Pulpit Supply: Lakeview Community Church – Reformed Church in America (Greece, NY)

Please direct all inquiries to Rich Ives at:

  •  The pulpit supply person would be required to prepare and deliver the sermon or message for the service.  The message should be approximately 20 minutes in length (could be shorter, but shouldn’t be much longer).  Although our worship team is charged with preparing the other portions of the service, we have always left it open if the pulpit supply wants to take more of the service.  Worship services are generally “themed” with each of the parts related in some way to the message.   To that end, we give the pulpit supply person the opportunity to construct the service parts and then inform our church secretary so she can put the Sunday bulletin together.  If the pulpit supply person wants to prepare parts of the service, he/she needs to get the information to our secretary no later than the Tuesday prior to the Sunday the person is preaching.  This should not be a problem, because the pulpit supply person will know long in advance which Sunday he/she will be preaching.  Sample bulletin may be downloaded here.
  • We provide a worship leader who will assist with the worship service.  When the pulpit supply person arrives at the church (at least 1/2 hour prior to the service), he/she and a member of our Consistory will help familiarize the pulpit supply person with the church.  The worship leader will introduce the pulpit supply person to the congregation and will lead all the parts of the service that the pulpit supply person doesn’t.  One special part of our service is the “Prayers of the People” where individuals in the congregation can ask for prayers or offer words of praise and thanks as the worship leader jots the information down at the pulpit.  Those prayers are then included in the prayer followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
  • In addition to a worship leader, we have a member of the congregation read the scripture for the day unless the pulpit supply person wants to take that part.  Some do because it relates to the message.
  • We have an organ, a choir, and a praise band who provide the music for each of our services.  They select the songs of praise and the hymns for each of the services.
  • We have a projection and sound system in our sanctuary.  All the parts of the service are displayed on the screen including prayers, hymns, responsive readings, etc.  The pulpit supply person will be offered an “over-the-ear” hands-free mike for use during the service.  There are also mikes at the pulpits.
  • At the end of the service, we like to have the pulpit supply greet the people as they leave.
  • At present, we pay the pulpit supply person $100.00 for a worship service.  There is a proposal to raise that to $150 which will be acted upon at the December meeting of the Consistory.
  • Each worship service is followed by a coffee/cookie time in the narthex.