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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Please feel free to share this opportunity with other interested pastors, too!
Church website: www.tlcgrowingingrace.org