Pastor

First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown Youngstown, NY Full Time
10 months ago

Job Description

As a solo pastor of an engaged church family, there are many programs and meetings, staff and volunteers that welcome simple presence or involved leadership.

 

Most visible will be as worship leader, taking the time to research and prepare as the lectionary recommends.

 

Adult fellowship takes many forms, including Sunday school classes that require presence rather than preparation. There are socially organized events that will welcome when time allows.

 

Children’s Sunday School has traditionally been in good hands but can always use the Pastor’s help and inspiration.

 

Importantly, ensuring pastoral care needs are met, including home and hospital visits and during times of grief; as well as serving communion to homebound individuals.

 

Leading and connecting staff through weekly meetings. Moderating session meetings and attending various committee and Deacons meetings. In time, developing the informed confidence to shift from observation to recommendation.

 

In addition, wedding and funeral officiation, Baptisms, Confirmation classes, memorial services, study groups, all requiring the Pastor’s attention.

 

And finally, there are the manifold Church and community activities to which the Pastor will be encouraged to join. Our current Pastor participated in the blessing of the animals (blessing squirrels when he ran out of pets). It is hoped the new Pastor will bring such humor and participation to the many activities that make this Church truly the Body of Christ and carriers of the Holy Spirit.

Qualifications

The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, NY is seeking a Pastor to serve the congregation and community upon the retirement of its current Pastor at the end of the summer.

We seek a candidate who brings light, enthusiasm and spiritual maturity, with a strong personal and spiritual grounding. We seek someone who truly enjoys meeting with and working alongside both the young and the old, those who are house-bound as well as weekly-attenders. Our active faith community will welcome a leader with strong articulation skills, a compassionate heart and a contagious positive outlook.

Responsibilities will include spiritual leadership through worship and preaching, pastoral care (visitation at homes and hospitals, plus phone calls), and acting as head of staff. The pastor also serves as an officiant for weddings, memorials, and baptisms, and will lead confirmation classes as well as adult study groups. We have active committees that support the financial and structural foundation of our vibrant church life.

Interested in learning more? Please find more details about our church and the search for our new Pastor at:

https://youngstownpres.org/we-are-hiring

 

Candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their resume/credentials to:

fpcy.pnc@gmail.com

or visit the PC USA Church Leadership Connection at:

https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOpportunitySearchResults.aspx&cif=05391.AB

 

First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown

100 Church St., Youngstown, NY 14174

 (716)745-7067


Salary & Benefits

$68,480 - $100,000

  • Health care
  • Vacation days
  • Auto Allow, Study Allow, Prof Expenses, Housing
  • Housing
  • Study Allowance
  • Auto Allowance
  • Professional Expenses

Can be done remote?

  • No

About First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown Church

Presbyterian - PCUSA 251-500 people

The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, NY is seeking a Pastor to serve the congregation and community upon the retirement of its current Pastor at the end of the summer.

We seek a candidate who brings light, enthusiasm and spiritual maturity, with a strong personal and spiritual grounding. We seek someone who truly enjoys meeting with and working alongside both the young and the old, those who are house-bound as well as weekly-attenders. Our active faith community will welcome a leader with strong articulation skills, a compassionate heart and a contagious positive outlook.

Responsibilities will include spiritual leadership through worship and preaching, pastoral care (visitation at homes and hospitals, plus phone calls), and acting as head of staff. The pastor also serves as an officiant for weddings, memorials, and baptisms, and will lead confirmation classes as well as adult study groups. We have active committees that support the financial and structural foundation of our vibrant church life.

Interested in learning more? Please find more details about our church and the search for our new Pastor at:

https://youngstownpres.org/we-are-hiring

 

Candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their resume/credentials to:

fpcy.pnc@gmail.com

or visit the PC USA Church Leadership Connection at:

https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOpportunitySearchResults.aspx&cif=05391.AB

 

First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown

100 Church St., Youngstown, NY 14174

 (716)745-7067