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JULY/AUGUST 2015 CLASSIFIEDS

 

PASTOR IN PEBBLE BEACH  Our Church in the Forest pastor is now retiring after sixteen years of gifted service. At the onset of taking this post he was advised by his mentor, “When you leave there for Heaven, it will be more of a lateral move!” Perhaps this view will attract your interest as well. Located in Pebble Beach, California, our 250-person, multi-denominational congregation of primarily retired folks is grateful to be here. Most have chosen to reside in this Central Coast location with its abundance of beauty and culture as well as its temperate weather. For those candidates interested in the full-time minister position at Church in the Forest, we ask but a few questions: Would you enjoy conducting one weekly worship service (except for major celebrations) accompanied by professionally performed classical music in a beautiful, glass-fronted chapel? Can you deliver a well-polished sermon with intellectual fiber? Do you like people and are you willing to provide supportive pastoral care? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you dislike committees? Would you prefer not to have innumerable administrative responsibilities such as a choir, multiple church services, Sunday School and constant fundraising? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you might be interested in exploring further! Should your strong academic background and successful, senior ministerial history prompt you to consider applying, please visit our website at www.churchintheforest.org and click on the “Pastor Search” button on the home page. If you have additional questions, you may contact David Nee, Chair, Search Committee, at search@churchintheforest.org.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR CAREGIVING AND MISSION  First Presbyterian Church is a large, historic church located in the vibrant college town and county seat of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Called to love God and one another, First Pres responds to God’s grace by following Christ with ministries of hospitality, worship, faith development, service, and generosity. Committed to “above all, love,” we are seeking a compassionate leader to coordinate all of our caregiving ministries, and to lead a churchwide ministry to reach out beyond our walls and support our call to partner with ministries in our community and around the world. For more information, please view our website and MIF #07391 at firstpreswc.com or contact our search committee at apnc@firstpreswc.com.

WISH YOU HAD MORE MISSION FUNDS? MATCHING FUNDS AVAILABLE  Details: Medical Benevolence Foundation, (800) 547-7627  Ext 114

CONSIDER DETROIT FOR YOUR NEXT MISSION TRIP!  Hands-On Mission group/Presbytery of Detroit works to ensure a memorable and spiritually rewarding trip. Request information or make reservations at hands-on-mission.org.

SURVEY VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  The PC(USA) Research Services office is looking for volunteers to take occasional surveys to share their opinions. To sign up to receive email invitations to participate (and you can opt out at any time), visit pcusa.org/surveys.

DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION   First Presbyterian Church of Portland, OR, is seeking a full-time DCE to help envision and direct a faith development plan across the age span for Reformed discipleship and mission for our historic church in this vibrant metropolis on the Pacific Rim of the beautiful Northwest. The initial focus will be on children, youth, and their families. View MIF 07077 on the Church Leadership Connection, visit our web site at firstpresportland.org and request a position description from Search Committee Chair Amy Hall at EducatorSearch@firstpresportland.org.

SOLO/HEAD PASTOR  Slackwood Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, NJ, is seeking to fill the head pastor position for this small, vibrant 100 member congregation—small but mighty. We are a warm, inclusive, and welcoming church located between urban Trenton and college-town Princeton. We are looking for a pastor who can help us grow in our relationship with Christ, lead us in meaningful worship, study, prayer, and outreach. Our ministry vision focuses on nurturing the congregation, local mission and community outreach. The pastor will help us to further develop and implement our vision, leading by example as we seek to live that vision in our daily lives. Our meditation garden, handicapped accessible facility and recently purchased mini-bus indicate our interest in ministry outreach. In addition to reaching out to the community, we desire to expand the adult and children’s programs currently offered. View our MIF #04959.ACO and website slackwoodchurch.org. Send your PIF to Terrie Mansmann, PNC Chair, Slackwoodpnc1@verizon.net.

YOUTH DIRECTOR  Growing church in sunny Central Florida is praying and looking for a dynamic youth director who passionately loves our Lord and students! Send résumé to pastorraymond@fpcocala.org. Our youth love Montreat!

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY  St. Marks Lutheran Church in Springfield, VA, seeks to fill parttime position. See job description and church information at www.stmarks-elca.org.

 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 CLASSIFIEDS

GENERAL PRESBYTER
Seeking a partner in living out our vision of
Growing Disciples
Growing Relationships
Growing Congregations
MIF #72444.AA0

 

WISH YOU HAD MORE MISSION FUNDS? MATCHING FUNDS AVAILABLE  Details: Medical Benevolence Foundation, (800) 547-7627  Ext 114

CONSIDER DETROIT FOR YOUR NEXT MISSION TRIP!  Hands-On Mission group/Presbytery of Detroit works to ensure a memorable and spiritually rewarding trip. Request information or make reservations at hands-on-mission.org.

SURVEY VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  The PC(USA) Research Services office is looking for volunteers to take occasional surveys to share their opinions. To sign up to receive email invitations to participate (and you can opt out at any time), visit pcusa.org/surveys.

SAVE THE DATE • JULY 19–23, 2016 • 2016 PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH TRIENNIUM is a high-energy, biblically infused, youth-friendly, 5-day event that calls high school students (entering freshmen to graduating seniors) into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ with a one-word theme, “Go.” Info at presbyterianyouthtriennium.org

PASTOR IN PEBBLE BEACH  Our Church in the Forest pastor is now retiring after sixteen years of gifted service. At the onset of taking this post he was advised by his mentor, “When you leave there for Heaven, it will be more of a lateral move!” Perhaps this view will attract your interest as well. Located in Pebble Beach, California, our 250-person, multi-denominational congregation of primarily retired folks is grateful to be here. Most have chosen to reside in this Central Coast location with its abundance of beauty and culture as well as its temperate weather. For those candidates interested in the full-time minister position at Church in the Forest, we ask but a few questions: Would you enjoy conducting one weekly worship service (except for major celebrations) accompanied by professionally performed classical music in a beautiful, glass-fronted chapel? Can you deliver a well-polished sermon with intellectual fiber? Do you like people and are you willing to provide supportive pastoral care? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you dislike committees? Would you prefer not to have innumerable administrative responsibilities such as a choir, multiple church services, Sunday School and constant fundraising? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you might be interested in exploring further! Should your strong academic background and successful, senior ministerial history prompt you to consider applying, please visit our website at www.churchintheforest.org and click on the “Pastor Search” button on the home page. If you have additional questions, you may contact David Nee, Chair, Search Committee, at search@churchintheforest.org.

SENIOR PASTOR/NETHERLANDS  The American Protestant Church of The Hague, Netherlands, is seeking a Senior Pastor for its international, interdenominational, English speaking congregation. For details see: www.APCH.nl  

PASTOR/HEAD OF STAFF  First Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh, NY, is an active congregation of young and old. Our Mission Statement, Worship Christ, Teach Faith, Practice Love, guides us as we seek new ways to grow our historic church and actively serve our community.  A dynamic leader will inspire our elders, deacons, and lay leaders and offer guidance to our youth as well as our committed congregation. Our city is located on scenic Lake Champlain and at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains. The area is endowed with rich recreational, cultural, and educational advantages. Website: www.presbyplatt.org. Email: firstpresbytpnc@gmail.com.

CHRISTIAN BUSINESS FOR SALE  Christian-themed magazine nets $47K. Part-time; no experience necessary. Clients established. Will train. Retiring $24,900. Call 1-828-633-2737.

FULL TIME INTERIM  The Presbyterian Church of Dover in Delaware’s capital city is seeking a full-time interim following the mid-October retirement of our pastor. Duties will include preaching and leading worship, administration of the sacraments, performing weddings and funerals, moderating the Session. The Presbyterian Church of Dover, with nearly 300 members, has a strong music program and a tradition of outreach into the community. See doverpresbyterian.org for more information. Applicants should send their PIF to Ruling Elder Gary Patterson at gpattersongallc@gmail.com

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