If you have questions about a particular position, please contact the listing entity directly. 
If you have a position you would like to list, send an email to communication@chicagopresbytery.org with the pertinent information.
All postings will be deleted after a term of 6 months.
 

Part Time Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant – The Village Presbyterian Church

JOB DESCRIPTION

To serve as the Church Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant of the Church. In addition to providing regular and accurate financial statements to the church, this position will support and assist the Office Manager with limited administrative duties.

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 computers including Microsoft Office programs and database management.

 Key Responsibilities of this Position

  1. All data entry to the Church’s Realm financial system to properly record: All receipts, disbursements, annual budget data and pledge accounting records;
  2. Prepare and distribute monthly financial statements;
  3. Prepare and distribute annual 1099 reports;
  4. Prepare and mail quarterly contribution statements;
  5. Prepare monthly bank reconciliations;
  6. Maintain all accounting files;
  7. Prepare and execute year-end closing transactions.
  8. Research and retrieve receipts from staff credit card users;
  9. Prepare monthly credit card journal entry according to budget categories as provided by staff;
  10. Prepare payroll journal entries based on reports provided by payroll processing vendor;
  11. Prepare reports, as requested, to support annual pledge drive;
  12. Attend monthly meetings of Finance Committee and weekly staff meeting.
  13. Assists Office Manager with limited Administration including Database Management/IT and Program Support.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

RELATIONSHIPS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

The Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant reports and is directly responsible to the Office Manager

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 constituencies with the ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and specifically financial.
  • Excellent bookkeeping skills.
  • Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and effective time management skills
  • Ability to assist in all areas of general office functions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Outlook Email), Office Equipment operation and maintenance
  • Realm Database System knowledge preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • High School Diploma.
  • 3 years of bookkeeping experience.
  • Able to work on-site at the church.

Part-Time Position

Employment Classification:  Non-Exempt

Pay Scale: Hourly $20 – $25

Benefits: No

Normal Working Hours: 20 – 24 Hours P/Week

Reports To: Office Manager for general supervision and to the Personnel Committee for any concerns related to this position. He/She will be evaluated per the performance appraisal policies and procedures of The Village Presbyterian Church.

To apply, please send a resume to gboundy@villagechurchnorthbrook.org
 
 

 

 


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Children & Family Coordinator, Knox Presbyterian Church

Are you passionate about children and sharing the message of Christ with them? We are looking for someone that will ignite and nurture a desire for children and their families to have a genuine relationship with God and build Christian relationships with others. Responsible for maintaining dynamic Sunday School & Family programs and bringing ideas for new ones! This position is approximately 16 hours a week. In this position, you will help support our Children & Family Ministries Director (CFM), and Children’s Ministry Council.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help to develop, plan, implement, maintain and supervise the Knox Nursery and Sunday School programs for children, newborn to seventh grade
  • Recruit, train and provide resources for nursery staff and volunteers for the above programs. ·
  • Create posts for social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram to help connect families and help promote Children Ministry programs
  • Attend the programs and monthly council meetings and provide communication regarding promotion and development for areas of responsibility.
  • Relate weekly to Sunday School and Family programming by demonstrating a concern for and participation in the daily lives and spiritual well-being of participants and potential members.
  • Coordinate ordering of materials and room usage for Sunday School, Nursery, and CM events through the CFM Director and Facility Manager
  • In conjunction with the CFM Director, manage and track areas of the CFM budget.
  • In conjunction with the CFM Director, create events and opportunities for outreach to children and families in order to engage them in Christian fellowship, education, and missions and to connect them to the life of the church.
  • Work with all Knox staff in coordinating and promoting programs, including arranging childcare for children 0-3 years old for regularly scheduled and special church events.
  • Encourage and support the overall mission of the church by being a part of the church staff team and attending and contributing to weekly staff and programming meetings.
Education and Experience: A degree in Education or a related field is preferred. Job experience in Christian Education is a plus. A love for, and understanding of children is essential as well as a commitment to Christian education of all ages. Demonstrated aptitude in leadership, creative thinking, and the ability to be a self-starter in dealing with situations and processes. Must be competent in MS Office, Google Platform and comfortable working with a variety of computer software and technology. A strong dedication to the Christian faith is of primary importance.
 
To apply, please send an email with a resume to knoxchurch@knoxpres.org

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Executive Presbyter – Presbytery of Chicago

For the Ministry Information Form, go to https://clc.pcusa.org/  MIF ID: 72496.AB
 

PURPOSE:  The role of the Executive Presbyter (EP) within the Presbytery of Chicago is to provide Christ-centered and innovative leadership to help further the ministry and mission of the presbytery. The EP serves as the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) spokesperson for our witness to the Chicago area and in all the other geographical bounds of the presbytery; serves as head of the presbytery staff; and helps further the shared mission purpose of the presbytery, its organizational components, its leaders, and its volunteers. The EP meaningfully collaborates with the presbytery staff and other entities within the presbytery to foster a cohesive and purposeful organization as guided by the provisions of the PCUSA Constitution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In relation to presbytery: (30% of work time)
  • Encourages the strategic purpose of the presbytery and continually leads vision development and interpretation.
  • Sustains the vitality of the Presbytery Coordinating Commission, the Commission on Ministry, the Commission on Preparation for Ministry, and other active Work Groups and Teams.
  • Embodies and supports the anti-racism, justice, and mental health initiatives of the presbytery.
  • Provides and facilitates training opportunities for presbytery leadership, committees, commissions, and other entities and ad hoc groups where appropriate.
  • Ensures presbytery staff support for the committees and commissions of the presbytery.
  • Participates as an ex-officio member of Presbytery Coordinating Commission.
  • Serves as liaison to the Personnel Committee.
  • Represents the presbytery in matters of civil litigation, and together with the Stated Clerk, advises in ecclesiastical and disciplinary matters.
  • Is able to read and interpret financial statements; and participates in the preparation and oversight of the presbytery budget.
In relation to congregations and minister members: (20% of work time). In partnership with staff and presbytery leadership:
 
  • Pastorally, theologically and ecclesiastically supports congregations.
  • Affirms and supports the ministry of the pastors and sessions in congregations and provides pastoral support to those in transition and/or crisis.
  • Builds authentic relationships with pastors and congregants that promote shared presbytery-wide leadership.
  • Advocates for congregations by conveying their needs and concerns to the appropriate presbytery entities and develop the ongoing flow of information regarding the life of congregations within the Presbytery.
  • Encourages financial generosity among member congregations.
  • Pastorally, theologically and ecclesiastically supports minister members including specialized, validated, and honorably retired ministers.In relation to presbytery staff as principle supervisor: (25% of work time)
In relation to presbytery staff as principal supervisor: (25% of work time)
  • Equips, leads, develops, coordinates, and encourages the best practices of work, relationships, and ministry of each presbytery staff member.
  • In partnership with the Personnel Committee participates in the evaluation of and any changes in position descriptions of the presbytery staff.

In relation to the wider church: (15% of work time)

  • Represents the presbytery at council levels of the PCUSA serving as Synod and General Assembly colleague.
  • Represents the PCUSA as appropriate, in ecumenical and interfaith settings.

(Note: 10% of work time is flexible, where most needed.)

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Education: Master of Divinity degree or comparable
Experience:  3-5 years in ecclesiastical or administrative leadership
Strong Faith in Jesus Christ
Effective Communicator
Courageous
Spiritual Maturity
Adaptable
Motivator
Sense of Humor
Interpersonal Engagement
Visionary
Compassionate
Integrity
Confidentiality
Culturally Proficient
Bridge Builder
Conflict Resolution
Hopeful
Pastoral

PRESBYTERY OF CHICAGO’S STANDARD ELEMENTS OF LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

  • Participates in team formation and goal setting. Within the team, makes recommendations for staff role and position design that best supports the mission of the presbytery.
  • Position descriptions are intended to be guidelines for position responsibilities. As such, each employee of the Presbytery of Chicago may be asked to perform tasks outside of the duties outlined in this document.

PHYSICAL AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

The Executive Presbyter should hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to churches and council meetings, both within and outside the Presbytery of Chicago. The Executive Presbyter must be able to attend denominational events/workshops when appropriate. The position requires the ability to stand, stoop, climb stairs, walk, crouch, sit, and regularly lift objects weighing less than ten pounds. The position also requires the ability to use communication technology (computer, phone, ZOOM, etc.). The position requires physical and cognitive endurance; candidates must be able to coherently and accurately perform the duties of the position

TERM: Contract up to five consecutive years, renewable.

REPORTS TO:  Presbytery Coordinating Commission

ACCOUNTABILITY AND EVALUATION:  To the Presbytery through the Personnel Committee, which provides annual review, as well as revisions to this position description if/as needed.


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Director of Finance & Accounting, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston

POSITION TITLE:      Director of Finance & Accounting

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Exempt – Salaried REPORTING TO: Head of Staff / Senior Pastor

SUPPORTING: Senior Staff, Church Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Budget Committee, Finance and Endowment Committee, Personnel Council and Stewardship Committee

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Director of Finance & Accounting is the senior-most employee responsible for all matters of finance and accounting. This person effectively implements, oversees and executes financial accounting functions, payroll preparation, employee benefits and other fiscal matters of the church and coordinates with many staff- and lay-led councils and committees.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Finance & Accounting
    • Manage all accounting and finance functions for the
    • Oversee monthly reconciliations, journal entries and account
    • Prepare necessary materials for independent audits and tax
    • Oversee payroll, including time off accruals and related journal entries and transfer funds.
    • Oversee all non-building purchasing and vendor relationships, including all IT
    • Maintain records associated with Primary Duties.
    • Make recommendations to the relevant decision makers as to improvements that should be made to the reporting and budgetary processes, policies, systems and reporting requirements.
 
B. Risk Management, Benefits & HR Records
  • Manage all insurance premiums, pension payments, and benefit
  • Manage compliance and statutory reporting requirements.

 

C. IT Oversight
  • Maintain an inventory of church-owned IT resources, including location/person assigned.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Communications and make recommendations to the Building Committee about IT hardware and software purchases.
  • Collaborate with Administrative Associate regarding Realm database
  • Proactively determine whether the systems used by the business office are appropriate and make recommendations as necessary.

 

D. Support Services for Lay Leadership & Staff
  • Support staff with timely information to make decisions.
  • Assist the Budget Committee in budget
  • Assist the Stewardship Committee in giving trend analysis and
  • Assist the Personnel Committee in tracking employment costs.
  • Assist and support Trustee Board and church
  • Attend Trustee and Budget meetings.
  • Attend Finance & Endowment and Stewardship meetings upon request.
  • Assist the Building Committee and coordinate on matters relating to building projects and related contracts.
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of financial and related reports as
  • Oversee preparation and distribution of monthly financial statements to all councils and TCC Board.

 

E. Supervision & Other
  • Oversee Senior Accountant who works up to 30 hours per week.
  • Oversee material purchases and contracts of IT hardware and systems as well as other material office assets.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION REVIEW:

An annual, written review of performance will be conducted by the Head of Staff in conjunction with the Personnel Ministry Council and other designated lay leaders. An annual review of compensation will be conducted by the Personnel Ministry Council.

 

SALARY RANGE:

Salary will be determined by budget, education, experience and qualifications with an initial target of $75,000 to $85,000 per year.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business with at least five years of highly relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete Primary
  • High attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Able to work under the pressure of important deadlines.
  • Proactive leadership skills and a spirit of continuous improvement; strong team player with a friendly and supportive attitude. Willing to lead improvements to existing procedures to improve efficiency, governance and communication.
  • Responsive and attentive; Adaptable and quick to respond via email and phone.
  • Ability and willingness to develop improved reporting and analytical tools to inform staff and lay leaders and assist them in their decision-making.
  • Strong communication skills; Able to explain financial concepts to those who may lack basic knowledge of accounting.
  • Committed to maintaining strict confidentiality of church members’ financial contributions and staff personnel
  • Demonstrate effective time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks in an office environment characterized by frequent interruptions.
  • Fluent with technology and information systems.
  • Highly experienced and efficient with Excel; comfortable with other Microsoft office software.
  • Able to attend council meetings during the evening (approximately one to two nights each month and as necessary from time to time).
  • A desire to serve the staff, church members and the community at large. Comfortable operating in a faith-based organization.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with at least three references to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.

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AV Support & Production Leader First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

A part-time (20 hours per week) AV Support & Production Leader is being sought to operate and maintain all the AV and Production Systems at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, including audio, video, lighting, projection, computers and software. This position will work closely with the Pastors and Directors to ensure that all worship, video, podcast, and hybrid gathering needs are met. The AV Support & Production Leader will act as the producer for live-streamed worship and other church events and will also recruit, train, and supervise volunteer and paid technicians.
 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Digitally develop, prepare for, and produce FPCLF’s Sunday morning worship services, whether in the Sanctuary, outside, or offsite.

  • Manage, maintain, and provide documentation for fixed and portable AV systems.

  • Attend weekly meetings with the Pastors and Directors to remain aware of and prepare for upcoming

    events.

  • Manage, maintain and provide support for all AV presentation software and equipment throughout

    the week.

  • Develop and administer procedures for special event use of technical systems.

  • Submit purchase and budget requests, as needed, to the Director of Business Operations for approval.

  • Recruit, train and schedule volunteer and paid technicians.

  • Enthusiastically facilitate training sessions and respond to questions from staff & congregation.

  • Work with Program Staff to develop ways to facilitate and enhance FPCLF’s virtual ministries.

  • In conjunction with the Director of Communications, develop and implement procedures for posting

    and broadcasting audio and video on the church website and/or social media sites.

  • Think creatively and open to adaptive change.

     
    Relationships and Accountability

     

    The AV Support & Production Leader reports to the Senior Pastor, who will provide performance reviews. It is expected that this position will work closely with the Director of Music and Arts, Director of Communications and all other Pastors and Directors to support, enhance, and advance their ministries in a digital and virtual environment.

 

Personal Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Expertise in theatrical technical systems, including lighting, sound, and video

  • Expertise in worship and production software

  • Ability to teach and supervise in a thorough and loving manner

  • Collaboration with and support for other members of staff

  • Desire to serve the greater good

  • First Presbyterian Church offers a competitive salary and full benefits package.

     

     

    First Presbyterian Church is seeking to fill this integral staff position immediately. Please send your cover letter and resume to be considered:

    Jan McNicholas
    Director of Business Operations
    First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest 700 N. Sheridan Road
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    jobs@firstchurchlf.org
    224.544.1965

    ALL INFORMATION WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE REFERENCES REQUIRED


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Part-time Accountant, First Presbyterian, La Grange, Illinois

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange is receiving applications for the part-time position of Church Accountant to oversee and maintain all dimensions of financial reporting for a Chicago near-west suburban congregation.
 
Suitable applicants will demonstrate satisfactory completion of bookkeeping, accounting, and personal computing educational courses (Excel, Word proficiency a must, experience with ACS Technologies church accounting software, a plus).
 
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate familiarity with recording contributions, accounts payable, payroll, budgeting, and not-for-profit tax law.
 
Hours are flexible working in a private office; two other church employees work in adjoining offices. Weekly hours vary depending on the financial reporting cycle. The position is salaried, but time required averages 12-15 hours/week.
 
Resumes may be sent to the Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Krogh, Jkrogh@fpclg.org, subject line “ACCOUNTANT” 

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Full-Time Director of Pastoral Care, Westminster Place, Evanston, IL

https://pm.healthcaresource.com/CS/presbyterianhomes#/job/2687

Looking for a great opportunity to be a Pastoral Care Director where you can really make a difference?  

Join the team at Westminster Place, a Presbyterian Homes community, an independent, non-profit senior living care organization offering full continuum of care from independent and assisted living to skilled nursing and memory care at four luxury retirement communities. Presbyterian Homes has achieved national recognition and accreditation for senior living leadership and expertise. We were established in 1904 and have an excellent reputation for providing a wide range of living options to seniors to live every day as they wish.  Our team members have consistently rated Presbyterian Homes as a great workplace in confidential engagement surveys. 

Position Overview

To plan, direct and manage the spiritual life progr­ams for Ten Twenty Grove and Westminster Place of Presbyterian Homes. 

Essential Functions

  • Under limited direction and within the framework of the philosophy of Presbyterian Homes: Oversees religious programming for the residents of Ten Twenty Grove and Westminster Place
  • Plan, direct and manage the spiritual life program which includes pastoral care, worship, religious programming, communications, teaching and training. Schedules and conducts departmental staff meetings as necessary to plan, inform and direct the departmental programs and staff
  • Prepares, conducts or arranges for:
    • Five weekly worship services, special services in celebration of church holidays and services for Jewish, Episcopalian, and Roman Catholic residents
    • Sunday afternoon Vesper Services in the Chapel
    • Funeral Services
  • Spiritually nurture residents and their families. Counsels individual residents and their families as appropriate particularly in times of emotional and/or physical stress
  • Serve as Staff Liaison to the Resident Spiritual Life Committees of the Highlands and Westminster Place Resident Council and Presbyterian Homes Spiritual Life Advisory Council
  • Insures regular and systematic visits to Residents in the Health Care Center and hospital
    • Prepare and assist in providing spiritual/religious/educational programs in conjunction with the Choices program for living well
  • Prepare and supervise distribution of resident death notices
  • Supervise the Elliott Chapel music program including the monthly Gift of Music organ recital series
  • Co-chair the Ethics Committee of Westminster Place

Skills/Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in theological/religious studies (M.Div.)
  • Ordained Presbyterian minister
  • Special training in Pastoral Counseling and Ministry with older adults and their families
  • Pastoral experience and demonstrated professional competence serving in a long-term care setting

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental Vision
  • Long-term Disability & Extended Illness Bank Program
  • Employee wellness program with medical benefit deduction incentives and cash bonuses!
  • Confidential employee assistance program
  • Generous Paid Time Off/PTO plan. It is a plan that rolls over year to year.
  • Employee lounges and meal discount program.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match and baseline
  • Scholarship programs including Tuition reimbursement
  • Citizenship Funding Program
  • On-site Fitness Centers staffed with certified personal trainers

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Youth Ministry Intern, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

OVERVIEW

The Youth Ministry Intern helps the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Youth Ministry by building relationships with the youth, serving as a resource and support person for the youth, and infusing each program with energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Youth Ministry Intern’s energy will be focused on getting to know the youth and their families, communicating with the Minister for Children any pastoral concerns.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will participate in weekly youth group and Sunday school and work to become increasingly effective in communicating the essentials of the Christian faith to youth.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will work with the Minister for Children and Youth and volunteers to plan, implement and lead engaging, weekly programs that are inviting to church youth and serve to build community.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will encourage students regularly to become involved in an FPCE group that focuses on spiritual formation, such as Sunday school and youth group.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will serve as a catalyst for spiritual growth, through small group settings and in everyday conversations with youth.
  • The Youth Ministry Intern will participate in planning and leading large group events that engage not only the participating students but also the teens of the church who do not currently participate.
  • The Youth Intern will meet with the Minister for Children and Youth for weekly planning, devotional, and vocational discernment meetings.

Team Composition (number): 1 Youth Ministry Intern

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week  (Sundays.) 10-month internship (Late August-May, possibly renewable.) $5,000 stipend.

Special Gifts and Talents Preferred:

  • A vibrant and mature Christian faith.
  • A goal-oriented individual who is mature, organized, and a self-starter.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to be creative and problem solve.
  • A minimum of one year in college.
  • Experience working with youth.

Resources and Training Required: The Minister for Children and Youth will provide coaching and support. The Youth Ministry Intern must take Red Cross First Aid/CPR training. (Paid for by the Youth Ministry.)

Please submit resume with at least three references and a 500 word narrative of faith to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.


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Children’s Ministry Intern, First Presbyterian Church, Evanston, Illinois

OVERVIEW 

The Children’s Ministry Intern helps the First Presbyterian Church of Evanston Children’s Ministry by building relationships with the children, serving as a leader for Children’s Ministry activities, and infusing each program with energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Children’s Ministry Intern’s energy will be focused on getting to know the children and their families and communicating with the Minister for Children and Youth any pastoral concerns.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will participate in weekly Children’s ministry activities such as Sunday school, Children’s Worship, Children’s Choir, and Family Small Group. The Intern will work to become increasingly effective in communicating the essentials of the Christian faith to children.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will work with the Minister for Children and Youth and volunteers to plan, implement, and lead, engaging weekly programs that are inviting to church children and serve to build community.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will encourage children and families to regularly become involved in FPCE groups that focus on spiritual formation, such as Sunday school and Family Small Group.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will serve as a catalyst for spiritual growth, through small group settings and in everyday conversations with children and families.
  • The Children’s Ministry Intern will participate in planning and leading large group events that engage not only the participating children and families but also the families of the church who do not currently participate.
  • The Children’s Intern will meet with the Minister for Children and Youth and the Youth Ministry Intern for weekly planning, devotional, and vocational discernment meetings.

Team Composition (number): 1 Children’s Ministry Intern

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (must be available Sundays) 10-month internship (Late August-May, possibly renewable.) $5,000 stipend.

Special Gifts and Talents Preferred:

  • A vibrant and mature Christian faith, desire to share that faith with children.
  • A goal-oriented individual who is mature, organized, and a self-starter.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to be creative and problem solve.
  • A minimum of one year in college.
  • Experience working with children.

Resources and Training Required: The Minister for Children and Youth will provide coaching and support. The Children’s Ministry Intern must take Red Cross First Aid/CPR training. (Paid for by the Children’s Ministry.)

Please submit resume with at least three references and a 500 word narrative of faith to jdobschuetz@firstpresevanston.org.


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Bridge Pastor, Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church, Skokie, Illinois

Carter-Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a three-quarter-time bridge pastor to lead its congregation beginning May 1 as it searches for an installed pastor. 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 contract position with the option of termination of the relationship by either the pastor or the Session upon 30 days’ notice. It is anticipated that the position will be needed from 4 to 8 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Lead worship on Sundays and liturgical holidays in person.  The church will be resuming in-person worship in late March.  The live worship services will be recorded and posted on the website for those who cannot attend 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 

Elder Georgette Joseph, georgettejoseph@comcast.net

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