Interim Pastor, Community Presbyterian Church, Lombard, Illinois

The interim pastor position in June 2020 is different from previous job descriptions. Due to COVID-19, starting in March 2020, the church has functioned to a large part virtually, completely different from the way it functioned prior to March 2020. The church has enjoyed the benefits of the virtual world and intends to maintain this as a permanent outreach tool to both the congregation and the community. Nevertheless, there is also a desire to re-open our church and preschool program as it becomes safe and consistent with governmental guidelines. It is in the midst of these challenges that we are seeking a F/T interim pastor.

The mission statement of Community Presbyterian Church is Reach People for Christ, Grow People in Christ and Send people with Christ.

Main duties and responsibilities of the interim pastor are:

  • Provide spiritual leadership, pastoral care, and administrative and organizational direction to a congregation of about 200 with a focus of preparing the congregation to call a new full-time minister. We strive to continue outreach in the community and make disciples as we grow in our congregation.
  • Lead Sunday morning worship and other services as necessary. Provide classes leading to and challenging spiritual and developmental growth in the congregation and staff. This responsibility will bridge the transition from virtual to re-opening with direction given by health and governmental officials to maintain safety. CPC has always been known as a friendly, welcoming place; we strive to maintain that part of our identity.
  • Provide direction and supervisory assessment for re-alignment of CPC staff through motivation, guidance, project management, and empowerment.  Current staff consists of Eric Schwarz, Youth and CE Director (30 hours), Melody Mathieu, Administrative Assistant (37.5 hrs), Laurie Crackel, Acting Growing Place (GP) Director (f/t), Debbie Celio, GP Finance Manager (30 hrs), Jean Erickson, Organist, (p/t), Ruth Sweetser, Accompanist, (p/t), Dominic Harris, Director Praise Band, (p/t), Jason Nelson, Choir Director, (now provides music for Sunday services, p/t) and Marcia Adkins, Bell Choir Director, (p/t) .
  • Moderate CPC Session and provide organizational and spiritual guidance to CPC boards, committees and congregation.
  • Provide pastoral care and visitation to church members and visitors. Conduct weddings, funerals, and baptisms in accordance with health and governmental guidelines. Work with deacons and elders to provide congregational care.
  • Give oversight to the Growing Place Management and Board. CPC has a history of providing Christian Education to both youth and adults. The pastor must have a heart for Children’s ministries and provide support and leadership to ensure that this vital ministry continues and grows.
  • Have the necessary social media and technology skills to facilitate the responsibilities listed above.
Please send resumes to resumes@cpclombard.org  

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Pastor (three-quarter time), Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois

Ravenswood Presbyterian Church is seeking a fully bilingual (Spanish/English) and multiculturally proficient pastor to lead its congregation. This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA).  This will be a three-quarter time position on an annual contract. The contract will be renewable on an annual basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Work with the congregation on revitalization issues
  • Communicate greetings and information to the congregation in both Spanish and English by email and U.S. mail. 
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in both English and Spanish
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Building/Office manager to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Work with the Treasurer and Office/Building Manager to oversee the financial affairs of the church.
  • Work with the Office/Building Manager to facilitate relationships with space sharing partners.
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed 
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session and Youth Leader to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Attend  Presbytery assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago
  • Report regularly to Session on Presbytery matters and actions.
  • Promote Presbytery program opportunities
  • Actively participate in the leadership of the Covenant of Hispanic Churches as time allows

Terms of Call

Term                     .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing     $39,000 annually
Benefits                Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses               Per POC guidelines
Duration               One year, renewable

Contact

Maxine Oria, Clerk of Session, maxinegoria@sbcglobal.net, 773-474-2051
Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020

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Temporary Supply Pastor (Three-quarter Time), Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter time temporary pastor to lead its congregation as it discerns a potential merger. This person must be an ordained PC(USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament or ordained as a pastor in a denomination in full communion with the PC(USA). This will be a one-year contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days notice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Work with the congregation on reopening the church for public worship when feasible
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays  on-line and/or in-person
  • Coordinate with the Director of Music to plan meaningful services
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Provide for the special spiritual needs of members who have physical, hearing, vision, cognitive or developmental challenges
  • Work with the Church Secretary to prepare Sunday bulletin and announcements
  • Serve as moderator of the session and congregational meetings by Presbytery appointment
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Assist boards and committees in their ministry and offer training as needed
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Work with Session and Sunday School staff to develop educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Attend  Presbytery Assembly meetings and participate in the life of the Presbytery of Chicago

Terms of Call

Term                        .75 FTE / 30 hours per week (on average)
Salary/Housing     Negotiable
Benefits                   Full coverage under the Board of Pensions
Expenses                 Per POC guidelines
Duration                 One-year renewable, with the option of termination upon 30 days notice
 
Contact: Georgette Joseph, georgettejoseph@comcast.net. Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2020.

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Half-Time Pastor, Morton Grove Community Church, Morton Grove, Illinois

Expectations/Duties

 Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching the Bible with clarity and relevance so that believers will be strengthened in the faith, and individuals who are new to the Christian faith will want to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • Collaborating with ministry teams and helping to find fresh ways of worshipping that will allow congregants as well as people in the community to participate in meaningful ways.
  • Leadership in worship services and administering the Sacraments.
  • General pastoral duties including, but not limited to, Counseling and Spiritual Guidance/Support especially during life events such as weddings, hospitalization/home confinement, and funerals.
  • Exemplifying Christ-like character and assisting with conflict resolution.
  • Helping us to reach new people by helping to organize community-based events, and preparing interested attendees for Membership in MGCC.
  • Assist us as we discern the future of Morton Grove Community Church and seek God’s will for our congregation, especially during this period of transition.
A link to the CLC Church Information Form will be available soon.
For more information, please contact Joyce Sienkowski, jsienkowski@yahoo.com, 847.922.2773

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Office Manager – The Village Presbyterian Church, Northbrook, Illinois

Job Purpose
The Office Manager recruits, trains, develops ministry teams, and manages both the administrative and volunteer staff to accomplish all office procedures, processes and functions. Special focus on developing ministry teams to promote the efficient and effective operation of the church campus to join in God’s mission.
 
Requirements for all positions at The Village Church include:
A love and deep commitment to The Village Church Mission
A love of the local church.
An appreciation of Missional Theology
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and time-management skills
Self-motivated and ability to work in fast-paced team environment where multi-tasking is the norm
Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office 365 programs and database management.
Key Authorizations of this Position
A. Oversees Church Office and Administrative Tasks
1. Provides direct clerical and administrative support to Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor by managing calendars and assist with assigned projects and weekly tasks.
2. Oversees report preparation and distribution, including annual report, Session and staff manuals, Session meeting packet, monthly statistical reports, worship attendance, annual Session Retreat.
3. Recruits and Trains Volunteers for Welcome Center and acts as the primary receptionist for church campus and pastors.
4. Prepares PCRs for the Administrative expenses of the church.
5. Oversees Human Resource Documentation of the Church:
a. Maintains all confidential personnel files; maintains Paid Time Off (PTO) records and Study Leave/Continuing Education for all staff, Background Checks.
b. Oversees payroll.
B. Congregational Events
1. Facilitates and coordinates church staff and families for details regarding weddings, funerals and baptisms so the events run smoothly including bulletins for memorials and weddings.
2. Coordinates memorial wall leases, works with Memorial Garden Committee as needed, and makes sure the slabs for the garden are done in a timely manner.
C. Communication
1. Creates all bulletins and announcement slides for worship services.
2. Assist in compiling and distribution of church mailings, newsletter, and other correspondence including confidential financial giving and quarterly thank you mailings.
3. Assembles and distributes Monthly Budget Reports to council chairs.
D. IT and Database Management
1. Works with Blue Data regarding computer upkeep.
2. Manage church calendar, room reservations and exterior door scheduling.
3. Oversees and trains staff for Microsoft 365.
4. Acts as administrator for ACS database and implements regular maintenance of database (People Suite), updating member records, address changes, and assists rolls committee when necessary.
E. General Office Support
1. Turns on Communication Monitors.
2. Secures campus and locks all doors at night.
F. Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications:
• A joyful personal faith in Christ Jesus that can be expressed in an engaging manner.
• Personal integrity, sensitivity and caring that inspire confidence in our members and visitors with the ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and specifically financial.
• Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills.
• Proven track record of recruiting and managing volunteers and employees in a variety of settings.
• Ability to express and maintain clear goals and boundaries in working relationship.
• Creates structure and accountability with an attitude of grace.
• Desired Skills: ACS/Database Management, Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) Mail Merge, Adobe.
• College Degree: (Preferred Business Administration)
FULL-TIME POSITION
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
PAY SCALE: Salary
BENEFITS: Yes
NORMAL WORKING HOURS: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday 8-4.
Reports To:
1. The Senior Pastor for general supervision and to the Personnel Committee for any concerns related to the position. He/She will be evaluated per the performance appraisal policies and procedures of The Village Presbyterian Church.
SUPERVISES: Part-time Administrator-Office Manager will have the ability to influence the responsibilities of this position in coordination with the Senior Pastor and Personnel.
 
To Apply: Contact Rev. Dr. Spencer L. Lundgaard, Senior Pastor, The Village Church, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062, slundgaard@tvpchurch.org

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