Youth Worship Leaders: United Methodist Church of Webster (Webster, NY)

The United Methodist Church of Webster is seeking two youth worship leaders (May be combined into one position.)

 #1  Worship Leader w/Youth Band & Wednesday Night Leadership Team

Time Expectations:

  1. Wednesday Night Youth Group Gatherings from 7:00pm—9:00pm.
  2. Lead a Weekly Rehearsal with the Youth Band. (Currently Wednesday nights from 5:30pm—6:30pm)
  3. Outside Music Preparation and Weekly Communication with Youth Band Members and Youth Pastor.

 Salary:   Based on about 6 hours/week: $100/Week

 #2  Worship Leader w/Youth Band Sunday Morning

Time Expectations:

  1. Sunday Morning Children’s Worship from 8:45am—11:15am.
  2. Weekly Rehearsal before Children’s Worship.
  3. Outside Music Preparation and Weekly Communication with Youth Band Members and Children’s Sunday school Coordinator.

 Salary:  Based on about 4 hours/week: $75/Week

 Contact:  Pastor Lee Carlson @ 585-265-9720 or 585-415-5441

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.

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

Pastor: Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square

The Old Cambridge Baptist Church (OCBC) in Cambridge, MA is seeking a part-time pastor to provide leadership and vision for a growing congregation committed to living out God’s forgiveness, justice, and resurrecting love in ways that transform individuals, move us toward Beloved Community, and engagement in mending the world.

OCBC is a progressive and inclusive Christian community in the American Baptist tradition that seeks to offer God’s radical hospitality to all, holding fast to love and justice for the earth and all its peoples, welcoming all who are seekers. Through our common life of prayer, worship, spiritual development, and the arts, we strive to follow the example of Jesus and to work, through active nonviolence, for social, racial, economic, and ecological justice, and for peace. OCBC, a Welcoming and Affirming congregation since 1983, has a long history of supporting the civil and ecclesiastical rights of all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are fully committed to racial equity, gender equality, and accessibility to persons of all abilities. We invite people from all backgrounds and walks of life to worship with us on Sunday mornings and in our daily lives.

The church building is an historic landmark located in Harvard Square, just steps away from Harvard University. Tourists from all over the world visit the church and gardens daily. OCBC is a strong supporter of the arts. OCBC’s vibrant music program is a highlight of our worship. OCBC also rents space to the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and other non-profit organizations.

We hope to welcome a gifted preacher and a warm, empathetic, and outgoing minister with a background in local church ministry, an understanding of organizational dynamics, and experience in leadership development.

To view the complete job description, and our church profile, please visit http://oldcambridgebaptist.org/what-s-happening/pastoral-search.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate for this position, please send your current American Baptist profile (PDF) or the equivalent to searchteam@oldcambridgebaptist.org.