Exceptional opportunity to lead historic non-denominational community Christian church in northeast Ohio as a full-time Senior Minister. Established in 1809, The Church in Aurora (www.tcia.cc) has an engaged congregation, four full-time staff including Associate Minister, and part-time staff that helps administer vibrant CE, youth and music programs. Church activities include Women’s Guild, Stephen Ministries, Work Camp and Bible studies. Founded in 1799, Aurora is part of the historic Western Reserve and equidistant from Cleveland and Akron. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and statement of faith to SearchCommittee@tcia.cc.
Minister Job Summary and Search Committee Contact
The Senior Minister is a full-time position, the primary duties of which are to provide spiritual leadership and pastoral care to The Church in Aurora. This includes the following:
• providing leadership for all worship services and preaching;
• coordinating and providing visitation ministry and pastoral counseling;
• overseeing the church’s education programs;
• developing and supporting community outreach programs;
• officiating at weddings and funerals; and
• attending business meetings of the Elders, Church Board, and congregation.
The Senior Minister serves as Head of Staff and supervises and directs their daily activity, including that of the Associate Minister, but the Senior Minister and staff are ultimately responsible to the Elders for the discharge of their duties. The Senior Minister is expected to work with the Associate Minister in providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care as a shared responsibility.
The church Code of Regulations provides the following:
A candidate for a ministerial position of the Church shall be a graduate of an academically recognized denominational or interdenominational theological school that required four years of undergraduate training and three or more years of post graduate theological training, and who then is eligible for ordination. Ordination may be by a denominational or a Community Church. Candidates shall share the viewpoint of our non-denominational Church and Community Church heritage and indicate a willingness to cooperate with the International Council of Community Churches.
The position offers a competitive compensation package, including vacation and study leave. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and statement of faith to SearchCommittee@tcia.cc.
The church Code of Regulations describes our mission and governance:
The purpose of this church shall be to bind together followers of Jesus Christ to share in the worship of God, and to make God’s will dominant in their lives and in the world.
The government of this Church is vested in its members and it shall be subject to no denominational body in its faith or practice, except that it shall strive to cooperate with all religious bodies and to share their common aims and work.