The following ICCC congregations continue to engage in their search process for a new pastor:
– People’s Community Church, Detroit, MI is seeking a Senior Minister.
– Crystal Beach Community Church, Crystal Beach, FL is seeking an Interim Part Time Pastor.
– Bridgeport Community Church, Bridgeport, MI is seeking a Senior Pastor.
– Palisades Community Church, Washington, DC is seeking a Worship Coordinator.
– Palisades Community Church, Washington, DC is seeking a half-time Ordained Pastor.
– Community Church of East Williston, NY is seeking a Senior Minister.
Visit the ICCC Membership page for church contact information.  
 
The Bureau of Prisons Chaplaincy has vacancies.  Visit www.usajobs.gov for a listing.

Seeking a Senior Minister

Join us in turning the tide from surviving to thriving in 2021 and beyond. The historic Community Church of East Williston is a Mainline, Interdenominational Protestant Church serving the needs of persons from all backgrounds. We have a faithful, hardworking congregational core and seek a Senior Minister who, through Christian love and action, will help us turn those with occasional attendance into persons with faithful commitment. The position requires an experienced, ordained Protestant minister with youthful enthusiasm to reestablish CCEW as the “Light in the Community.” We offer a competitive salary and a beautiful manse in a verdant suburb with a highly ranked school district (top 10% in NY), only 25 minutes from Manhattan via railroad. 

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is an ordained minister and graduate of an accredited Protestant Seminary (CCEW will facilitate ordination if necessary)
  • Maintains a cheerful and enthusiastic outlook
  • Preaches interesting, thoughtful and provocative sermons
  • Relates Scripture and the teachings of God to everyday lives 
  • Fosters relationships with youth and young families 
  • Collaborates with lay leadership and church staff to coordinate and conduct the ministries of the church 
  • Counsels congregants and committees 
  • Uses social media to further the goals of the church 
  • Considers high quality and diverse music to be a vital part of worship
  • Demonstrates team building and conflict resolution skills
  • Visits congregants in need 
  • Works to expand the influence of the church in the community 
  • Provides wedding support including rehearsals 
  • Has experience in pastoral ministry as a Senior Minister 

The Pastoral Search Committee is accepting packages containing (but not limited to) your resume, your calling (share your call to ministry), style of ministry (share your beliefs) and samples of your sermons on a website, blog or Facebook. 

Please email your response to: maryellen@ccew.org, or mail a hard copy to: 

Community Church of East Williston 
Pastoral Search Committee
Mary Ellen Williams, Chairperson 
45 East Williston Avenue 
East Williston, NY 11596

Seeking Ordained Half-Time Pastor
 
The Palisades Community Church (PCC) in Northwest Washington D.C. is a small, inclusive, multi-denominational church united by its members’ love of Christ and each other.  This progressive church seeks a settled half-time pastor to begin by September 27, 2021, if possible.  We are dedicated to building community amidst diversity of race, age, lifestyle, and belief, and are affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC).
 
In 2020, PCC launched a non-profit called the Palisades Hub, under the direction of an Executive Director – already in place – to manage the church’s building as a gathering place for the broader community to “connect, learn and serve.”  This frees the church from many administrative duties, making it possible to redefine our vision and actions for the future.
 
We now seek an ordained pastor to inspirit our engagement with each other and the community by providing thoughtful sermons and services; communicating effectively with members and neighbors; and organizing activities.  The pastor must be able to work within our democratic framework for decision-making.  
 
Salary will be offered commensurate with the candidate’s experience, preaching, leadership, outreach and pastoral skills.  Interested applicants should visit our website at www.thepalisadescommunitychurch.org for the application package.  Applications are welcome early; we intend to stop receiving applications on June 30, 2021.

 

Seeking a Worship Coordinator

Overview of Position
This part-time position combines two roles: Church Musician and Communication Assistant. It requires musical, administrative, and communication skills. It offers the opportunity to work closely with a half-time Pastor and provide musical leadership to a small, engaged core of believers who are implementing a new way to be a faith community. The position is salaried and includes 4 weeks of vacation, to offset the reality that it will occupy your Sunday mornings.

Job Description
(The hours listed are an anticipated weekly average and total 12 hours.)

  1. Plan special music for weekly worship services, being intentionally diverse in style (gospel, jazz, contemporary, traditional). May choose to perform special music (voice and/or instrumental solos) on some Sundays. May recruit other musical artists to per- form on remaining Sundays (see #3). Pastor will select hymns, but may consult with you about choices. The goal is cohesion of worship theme and diversity of musical ex- pression. (1.5 hrs)
  2. Attend weekly worship services (which may be virtual) to lead music for hymns using both instrument and voice, and to ensure that special music runs smoothly. (1.5 hrs)
  3. Recruit network of musical artists to lead and participate in weekly services as well as Special Musical Sundays (e.g. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints Day, PCC Anniversary Sunday). Maintain and update contact info list with available singers/musicians. (.5 hr)
  4. Create and print the weekly worship guide and other print materials as needed for ser- vices. (2 hrs)
  5. Create and send the two weekly email communications to members. (3 hrs)
  6. Create graphics and images to be shared during worship. (1 hr)
  7. Draft and update the church’s social media and website in collaboration with the Pastor. (1.5 hrs)
  8. Check the church’s email inbox and forward or respond as appropriate. (.5 hr)
  9. Attend to the upkeep of the musical and AV equipment belonging to PCC. Arrange for any needed repairs and/or tunings. (time varies)
  10. Coordinate weddings and funerals with the Pastor and the Palisades Hub and all parties included (e.g. building needs, janitor, musicians). If requested, provide music for funerals and weddings for members of the church. (time varies)
  11. Work alongside church volunteers to ensure all supplies needed for worship gatherings are present (candles, palms, flowers, etc.) (time varies)
  12. Meet regularly with the Pastor for planning, visioning, and feedback. (.5 hr)


Time Expectation

  • Be present on site for weekly Sunday gatherings and special services (e.g. Christmas and Holy Week).
  • Paid Time Off: 1 week (including Sunday) every 3 months (4 weeks per year).
  • Time required is anticipated to be 12 hours per week on average. 


Supervision
The Worship Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the Pastor.

Job Requirements

  • Proficient in at least one musical instrument including guitar or keyboard.
  • Ability to lead/teach songs while playing a musical instrument.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in online platforms for song recording and worship recording as well as editing and formatting online content.
  • Prior experience in church music leadership.
  • Proficiency (or willingness to learn) in using Constant Contact mail platform, YouTube, Facebook, and WordPress website tools.
  • Flexible spirit to experiment and grow into new church model. 


Salary
The Worship Coordinator will be paid an annual salary of $12,000-$15,000 a year, commensurate with experience.

To Apply
To apply, submit:

  • Cover letter explaining why you’re interested in, and qualified for, this position.
  • Resume with two recent references.
  • Links to recordings/videos that demonstrate your instrumental and vocal skills.

Please email the materials to paliscomch@verizon.net and note “Application” in subject line. The application deadline is May 21, 2021.

5200 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 https://thepalisadescommunitychurch.org

Seeking a Senior Pastor

Bridgeport Community Church, (Bridgeport, Michigan) is seeking a candidate for Senior Pastor to replace current pastor retiring December 2021. BCC is an interdenominational church that has been serving the community since 1867. Responsibilities include spiritual leadership, pastoral and youth ministry, church and community relationships and church administration. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and seminary degree or equivalent. Strong biblical knowledge and proclamation of The Word is required, along with good communication and planning skills. Qualified individuals should submit a resume to Attention: Pastoral Search Committee via 1867BCC@gmail.com

Seeking an Interim Pastor

Status:  Part-Time
Geographic Location: Tampa Bay area, Florida

Crystal Beach Christian Church (CBCC) is seeking to call an interim pastor to serve and lead the congregation in God’s mission during CBCC’s time of pastoral transition.  In addition, the called interim pastor will in prayer, supplication, and discernment empower and resource the congregation in carrying out its individual and corporate mission and ministry.

Overview: The interim pastor is responsible for providing pastoral leadership and administrative oversight of the church’s ministries, including worship, music, preaching, teaching, mission service, stewardship, and fellowship. He/she will work with the church staff to provide opportunities for members to engage in worship, discipleship, and mission. He/she will use his/her developed interim-specialist skills to assess the congregation’s current and long-term needs and provide inspiring counsel and leadership to help the church identify what it is called to be in the future.

The interim pastor will support the congregation so that it can continue to identify its mission and purpose as the body of Christ during its transition to a long-term pastor. He/she will help prepare the congregation for new pastoral leadership.

Accountability: The interim minister/pastor is accountable to the CBCC congregation and Church Council governance board.

Responsibilities:

  • To preach, lead in worship, and support a teaching ministry that will lead to the spiritual growth of the members and awaken them to an active outreach to their neighbors in
  • To support the church’s ministries, committees, and other groups, including Church Council and deacons.
  • To lead and inspire the congregation in the development of new ministries, motivating the lay leaders of the church and being available as a resource to
  • To administer sacraments of Communion and
  • To officiate at weddings and funerals of members.
  • To be devoted to meeting the spiritual needs of CBCC and its Concern for the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of individual church members will be the provenance of the Interim Pastor
  • Executes strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate with clarity and compassion.
  • IS patient and encouraging with church members, visitors and those exploring their spiritual beliefs.
  • Is reliable, trustworthy, and spiritually mature with proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates ability to grow spiritual communities.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the Bible with ability to interpret, clarify, explain, and apply scripture.
  • Assists the congregation in the interim tasks of:
    • 1) leading the church to a renewed vision for their future
    • 2) providing for smooth transition of congregational leadership
    • 3) preparing for the welcoming of the new pastor

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a nationally recognized seminary or divinity school
  • Minimum 10 years as Ordained Minister/Pastor
  • Experience as an Interim Pastor
  • Completion of Interim Ministry training

How to Apply:   Interested candidates are asked to email their resume and references to office@crystalbeachchurch.com.

Accepting resumes through February 21, 2021 
http://www.crystalbeachchurch.com

Seeking Senior Pastor
The Historic People’s Community Church (PCC) fosters a tradition of being a Singing, Praying, Tithing, Teaching, Serving and Loving Church, and is guided by one of its golden text ‘I am come that they might have life and that they may have it abundantly.’ – John 10:10
 
This Historic Church, a member of the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC) and located in the vibrant city of Detroit, Michigan is currently seeking an experienced Senior Minister to be the Spiritual Leader of its Congregation.  The Senior Minister is responsible for leading and moving the Congregation toward the fulfillment of God’s mission for PCC.  The Senior Minister will have an unwavering faith and a firm relationship with Jesus Christ and is dedicated to cultivating others in Christ.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Minister has accountability to the Congregation and to the governing boards (Board of Stewards and Board of Trustees).  The Senior Minister’s primary responsibility is to conduct the religious services of the Church and to perform all duties pertaining to his/her office.  The Senior Minister shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Spiritual Leader of the Church, and in cooperation with the governing boards, coordinate and administer the various Church ministries.   The Senior Minister is also responsible for leading, developing, and inspiring staff and volunteers in achieving high levels of performance and service to the Church and surrounding community.  Required to regularly visit members who are sick and shut-in or in institutions of care.  Also, responsible for conducting weekly Bible study classes that aid individuals in developing a better understanding of God’s word, which helps to foster a more meaningful and deeper commitment to the Church and service to others.  The Senior Minister is expected to maintain office hours that support the needs of the Church and Congregation.
 
QUALIFICATIONS  
  • He/She must be a graduate of a University and a graduate of a Theological Seminary with a divinity degree or its equivalent.
  • Must have actively pastored at least three (3) years over a Congregation that is recognized by the National Council of Churches.
  • Must have demonstrated preaching, pastoral, and Church administration experience.

CHARACTER AND QUALITIES  

  • Passionately embodies God’s word and exemplifies the gospel in his/her daily life; consistently demonstrating moral character and decision making internal and external to the Church.
  • Does not engage in any activity or behavior that creates or potentially creates a conflict of interest for the Church or in any way harms the reputation of the Church.
  • Excellent listener who enables members to increase their participation within the Church.   

DESIRED SKILLS  

  • Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to clearly outline and articulate the Vision, Mission, and Strategies that continually develops and advances the Church.
  • Must have excellent partnering and resolution skills, which fosters an environment that encourages member support of diverse opinions and ideas that enhance the Church’s mission; ability to effectively manage change and growth.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and integrity in providing confidential counseling to members and others; sensitive and compassionate to the needs of others.
 
TO APPLY
 
Please forward your resume to:
The Historic People’s Community Church
8601 Woodward Ave. Detroit, Michigan 48202
Attn: Paul Williams, Jr., Board of Stewards
or to:
Church email address
or contact the Church office (313) 871-4676
 
Note: The job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, character and qualities, and desired skills. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. This position will require a background check and drug screen for a candidate who receives a contingent offer.