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Interim Pastor - New Covenant United Church of Christ

Buffalo, NY

Posted on: 09/22/2022

The Interim Pastor will be responsible for leading the church until a Senior Pastor is identified and hired. While the Interim Pastorate is intended to be temporary, the candidate can apply to be considered as a candidate for the Senior Pastor role. S/He will focus on interim ministry. The estimated duration of this assignment is 4 to 12 months with a review to be scheduled at 6 months.

S/He will lead the congregation, advise the ministries, and supervise the church’s contracted service providers in performing their tasks. In this role, s/he will provide the congregation and all ministries with objective Christian advice, and leadership. S/he will help guide New Covenant UCC through the unique complexities, challenges, and opportunities inherent in the interim term. 

Concern for the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of individual church members will be the primary responsibility of the Interim Pastor. S/He shall preach in the Sanctuary in-person (or virtually when needed) on Sunday, administer the Sacraments and preside over other liturgical observances (i.e., Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday). The Interim Pastor is to serve as ex-officio member of all committees and ministries, except for the committee charged with finding the new full-time pastor for New Covenant UCC. 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume, by Friday September 30, 2022 to *Qualified applicants must submit to a background check. The cost of the background check is $125 payable by the candidate.

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