Organist/Musician: Ogden Presbyterian Church (Ogden, NY)

The musician will play for the Sunday service, as well as special services on occasion, playing both organ and piano. Included in duties are weekly choir rehearsal and working with the minister (who is awesome) and choir director on music selection. Knowledge of both traditional and contemporary music necessary so we can really enjoy worship. The position is for 52 weeks a year, but they are fun weeks. Send resume to:
Ogden Presbyterian Church
Attn: Personnel Committee
2400 S. Union St.
Spencerport, NY 14559
or email to:

Executive Minister: American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii

Position Description:
The American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii (ABCOFLASH) is
seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Minister to lead our multinational,
multi-cultural, multi-generational Region. The Executive Minister serves as the
Region Pastor, Staff Ministry Team Leader, Chief Financial Officer as well as the liaison to
the American Baptist Churches USA. The successful candidate should possess the gifts,
skills, and experiences necessary to lead a culturally diverse, geographically widespread
network of pastors and leaders of more than 150 congregations and related ministries.
The Executive Minister shall be responsible to the Region Board of Directors and shall
operate under its authority and within the limits set by its policies. The Executive
Minister shall fulfill the specific responsibilities set forth in the ABCOFLASH Constitution
and Bylaws. The new Executive Minister must be willing to locate within the proximity of
the Regional Resource Center. The Executive Minister will assist the Region Board as well as the ABCOFLASH staff to refine, shape and implement the Region’s Mission and Vision for continued growth based upon the Strategic Initiatives.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:
1. Have a deep personal relationship to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and a calling
by God to this Ministry.
2. Have at least an earned Master’s degree from a fully accredited school of
theology (Master of Divinity or its equivalent is preferred).
3. Shall have a minimum of 5-10 years of professional leadership participation in the
life of ABCUSA.
4. Hold a recognized ABC ordination, committed to the Code of Ethics for
5. Model a personal Christian lifestyle which demonstrates the gifts of spiritual
commitment based on continued study of the Bible, empowered by the Holy
6. Shall have a demonstrated history of operating within the parameters of
organizational structures:
a. Accept direction/authority of Board of Directors
b. Work closely with the Board of Directors (implementing existing and
developing future vision, strategic plan, etc.)
c. Governance knowledge and skills
d. Adhere to corporate ethics
7. Shall possess the following interpersonal skills
a. Knowing one’s own strengths and weaknesses
b. Open to change/open minded
c. Relates well to all cultures
d. Collegial/interpersonal
e. Good motivator
f. Pastoral relationships
g. Good Communication skills – written and oral.
8. Have an understanding and appreciation for other languages, ethnic groups, and
cultural settings as well as provide opportunities for all to be welcomed to the life
9. Must be able to travel within the Region on a regular basis and ABCUSA events
as prescribed by the position or as directed by the Board of Directors.

1. Have experience in leadership of ecclesiastical ministry in a setting beyond the
local church (e.g., Regional or National, ecumenical board or staff).
2. Have demonstrated abilities in supervising paid and volunteer personnel,
planning and management, and in nurturing relationships with individuals and
3. Have knowledge of how churches work.
4. Be a problem solver.
5. Ability to make informed decisions.
6. Willing to delegate.

In addition to being the Chief Financial Officer of the Region, a selected candidate will
be the Executive Minister responsible for reporting to the Board of Directors and should
be familiar with the duties set forth in the constitution.
The Executive Minister shall be the principal administrative officer of the Region and of
the Board, under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Board.
The Executive Minister shall be an ex-officio member of the Board and of all committees,
task groups and working teams and shall coordinate and assist in their work.
The Executive Minister shall be responsible for hiring and supervising, following the
policies of the Board, all ministerial and office staff.
The Executive Minister shall act as representative of the Region at all functions wherein
the Region’s policies may be impacted but shall commit the Region only as directed by
its Board, its Executive Committee or other authorized agents of the Region.
The Executive Minister shall fulfill all of the job descriptions developed by the Board of

Interested persons should submit an application and the following via confidential email
1. Statement of Faith
2. Resume
3. American Baptist Personnel Services (ABPS), if enrolled and available.
4. Authorization form for Background Check
5. Signed ABCUSA Code of Ethics
Please do not include audio-visual materials. The Succession Team will request
appropriate supporting documentation from persons moving to the next level for

To be determined based on qualifications and experience.

If you wish to nominate someone who you feel meets these qualifications, please send
your nomination by confidential email ( by April 15,
1. Nomination Deadline: April 15, 2017
2. Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

Download Succession Profile:  ABCOFLASH REGIONAL SUCCESSION PROFILE – February 2017

Download Covenant and Code of Ethics: Code of Ethics

Download Background Check Form:  Background Verification Form


Part-Time Ministry Position Available: Skaneateles United Methodist Church

Skaneateles United Methodist Church seeks a creative and enthusiastic person to engage young adults and others who are not currently affiliated with a Christian congregation. This person would fall under the supervision of a full elder in the United Methodist tradition and the Staff Parish Relations Committee of the congregation. In addition, the person will have the assistance of a ministry team in their work. Applicants who are not yet ordained, but have some theological training are welcome to apply, as are persons of other denominations willing to work within the framework of the United Methodist Church. Some training may be available through the “New Faith Communities” office of the Upper New York Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The goal of this ministry is to create a new body of young adults and other adults who would meet regularly mid-week to increase their understanding of their faith life and to undertake acts of compassion as a group. Expectations of this individual include a strong personal faith; and the ability to: be self-starting, lead a team of volunteers and foster spiritual growth in Christ in others. Other expectations include the ability to participate in the existing “parent” congregation’s 10 am Sunday worship, one Sunday a month, and to be “on-call” for pastoral emergencies one week a month. Effective and responsible use of Social Media is expected. Salary without benefits or housing to be based upon a .25 local pastor position within the Upper New York Conference and is based on a 10-hour (average) work week. The position may begin as soon as February 1, 2017,but no later than July 1, 2017.

Interested persons may submit their resumés by January 6, 2017 to: Rev. Dr. Joellyn Tuttle, Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St., Skaneateles, NY 13152   Church phone: 315-685-5963 Church e mail: