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: Skanumc@gmail.com.