The following ICCC congregations continue to engage in their search process for a new pastor:
– Community Church of East Williston, NY is seeking a Senior Minister.
– Speed Memorial, a Community Church, IN is seeking a Senior Minister.
– First Church of Evans, Derby, NY is seeking an Interim Pastor.
– First Church of Evans, Derby NY is seeking a Full Time Pastor
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Full-Time Pastor

The First Church of Evans is seeking to fill the position of full-time Pastor.  The First Church of Evans is a non-denominational and congregationally governed community church of 60-65 average attendance founded over 200 years ago and is located in a small town setting in Derby, NY, approximately 25 miles south of Buffalo, NY.

Ministerial status and qualifications will include:

  • must hold a degree from an accredited seminary or Bible college
  • must be an ordained and/or licensed minister
  • must have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a lead or senior pastor or commensurate position or very exceptional experience as an associate pastor
  • must be in agreement with our church’s Statement of Faith
  • must have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

The duties of the Pastor will include:

  • coordinating with the church secretary to prepare a weekly bulletin
  • completing an Order of Worship for Sunday service
  • preaching the weekly sermon on Sunday mornings
  • conducting a weekly adult Bible study
  • teaching a weekly Sunday School class
  • preparing a devotional article for the monthly newsletter
  • administering the Sacraments of Communion and Baptism
  • officiating at all weddings, funerals and other ceremonial occasions as needed
  • responsible for the recording of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions and dismissions
  • participating in community organizations, such as The Lake Shore Association of Christian Churches and the International Council of Community Churches to develop relationships with area churches and Christ-centered ministries to proactively serve our community and share the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • sits on the Board of Directors of the Steepleview Housing Corporation, a residential facility for disabled and elderly, sponsored by The First Church of Evans. Additional responsibilities may also include communion services at the facility and/or tenant-relations meetings, etc.
  • works with deacons on visitations to address the physical and spiritual needs of individuals
  • serves as an ex-officio member of all church committees and as a non-voting member and spiritual advisor at all monthly church council meetings
  • provides pastoral counseling to help members deal with personal issues

If interested in this position, please submit the following:

  • cover letter that includes salary expectation, a little bit about you and why you believe God is calling you to apply for this ministry
  • current resume (including email address and contact telephone numbers)
  • personal Statement of Faith
  • submit three personal and two professional (minister/pastor) letters of reference
  • copy of Ministerial License and/or Certificate of Ordination

Information may be submitted to:
The First Church of Evans
PO Box 364
Derby, NY 14047

Attn:  Carl Mende, Search Committee Chairman

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Submit documents in PDF format only to:  fcoe@carlmende.com

Interim Pastor Position

The First Church of Evans is seeking to fill the position of Interim Pastor. This will be a part- time, temporary position until the position of permanent pastor is filled. The First Church of Evans is a non-denominational and congregationally governed church of 60-65 average attendance founded over 200 years ago and is located in a small town setting in Derby, NY, approximately 25 miles south of Buffalo, NY.

The duties of the Interim Pastor will include:

  • Collaborating with the church secretary to prepare a weekly bulletin
  • Completing an Order of Worship for Sunday Service
  • Preaching the weekly Sermon on Sunday mornings
  • Administering the Sacraments of Communion and Baptism
  • Able to perform weddings and funerals

Ministerial Status and Qualifications

  • Must hold a degree from a Seminary or Bible College
  • Must be an Ordained and/or Licensed Minister
  • Would prefer at least 3-5 years ministry experience as a Lead or Senior Pastor

If interested in this position, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter that includes salary expectation
  • Current resume (including email address and contact telephone numbers)
  • Personal Statement of Faith
  • Submit three personal and two professional (minister/pastor) letters of reference
  • Copy of Ministerial License and/or Certificate of Ordination Information may be submitted to:

The First Church of Evans
PO Box 364
Derby, NY 14047

Attn: Carl Mende, Search Committee Chairman Email: fcoe@carlmende.com

Seeking a Senior Minister

Speed Memorial Church
pastorspeedmemorialchurch@gmail.com

 General

  • Full-time salaried, benefits as approved.
  • Minister housing and related expenses included in benefits.
  • Reports to Speed Memorial Church Council.

Qualifications

  • The pastor at Speed Memorial Church will provide spiritual leadership to the congregation through biblically sound preaching, discipleship, and exemplifying godly character. The pastor will demonstrate a high level of competency and excellence in the study of the scriptures, church leadership and organization, and equipping the church to be disciples. The pastor for Speed Memorial Church will be a person who is called, ordained and set apart by God to the gospel ministry, will be evangelical in theology and will be committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture for Pastors.
  • The pastor will be qualified to minister in the church.
  • The pastor will demonstrate humility.
  • The pastor will be a graduate of an accredited Bible college or seminary.
  • The pastor will be experienced in serving in a pastoral ministry position.
  • The pastor will be called by the Holy Spirit as defined and confirmed by a body of believers through ordination.
  • The pastor will preach and teach God’s Word as led by the Spirit. Be the principal communicator of God’s Word in public worship and ensure that the church is growing to maturity in Christ.
  • The pastor will be transformed by the renewal of the mind by time in prayer and personal time with the Lord.
  • The pastor will model the heart of the Chief Shepherd and ensure that the congregation is well led, cared for, and protected.
  • The pastor will be the chief overseer who will exercise biblical authority over the church entrusted by God.
  • The pastor will be the principal spiritual leader and vision caster of the church.
  • The pastor will lead the church to understand, embrace, and accomplish its mission to make disciples both locally and globally through the vision of engaging Christ’s followers in worship, ministry, discipleship, fellowship, and evangelism.
    1. Oversee the pastoral care needs of the congregation and, as necessary share with church council in hospital visitation, home visits, counseling, marriages and funerals.
    2. Supervise the office and provide direction, as needed, for the effective functioning of the front office support functions.
    3. Oversee development of and adherence to church policies and procedures.
  • The pastor will participate with the associational, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern.
  • The pastor will oversee the planning of worship services, outreach, and events in order to support the church council to successfully coordinate these services and events.
  • The pastor will have preferably 8 to 10 years of vocational ministry experience leading a church with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited Bible college or seminary.
  • The pastor must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate God’s Word through a solid, biblically based expositional style.
  • The pastor must be a visionary leader with the ability to discover/develop/ and implement a new vision for Speed Memorial Church and develop a strategy to carry it out.
  • The pastor must be a team player willing to work collaboratively with the Speed Memorial Church council.
  • The pastor must have the ability to engage in multigenerational ministry.

Responsibilities

Pastor Job Description

Preaching and Teaching: The pastor will be the primary preacher for worship services. The pastor also will provide leadership in planning and executing the adult education programs and other programs in discipleship and ministry training, in coordination with the church council.

Strategic Leadership and Planning: The pastor is responsible for strategic planning and staff coordination in the execution of the church’s purpose. The pastor along with the church council will define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among the church trustees and implement the plan by coordinating and taking part in monthly council meetings and other activities to clarify and execute goals and objectives. The pastor will monitor the spiritual pulse of the congregation through review and accountability.  He or she will also ensure staffing, facilities and programs are effectively aligned to meet strategic goals.

Administration: The pastor oversees and executes the administration of the church through appropriate staff and lay leadership teams, and ensures the completion of ministry, business, facility, and logistical support functions through staff and lay volunteers. He or she must:

  1. Oversee the pastoral care needs of the congregation and, as necessary, share with Church Council in hospital visitation, home visits, counseling, marriages and funerals.
  2. Supervise the Office and provide direction, as needed, for the effective functioning of the front office support functions.
  3. Oversee development of and adherence to church policies and procedures.

Evaluation and Compensation: The pastor will file monthly reports to the church council on ministry accomplishments and activities. The executive committee (church trustees) will conduct annually a performance evaluation and review of the compensation package

Full description 

Speed Memorial Church of Sellersburg, Indiana is prayerfully seeking to fill the position of pastor. Nearly 100 years ago, the residents in Speed, Indiana, came together to worship God in a manner that respected their diverse denominational and theological backgrounds, but which expressed their common faith in Jesus Christ and to help carry His message to the community and world.  With the support of the Louisville Cement Company, that vision became a reality in the form of Speed Memorial Church. Speed Memorial Church remains a vibrant expression of the faith that inspired its founders to action. We are a stable church, with an approximate attendance of 50-75 in worship, which has experienced years of slow, but steady growth. Sellersburg is a community of approximately 10,000 located in Southern Indiana and less than fifteen minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The successful candidate will have preferably 8 to 10 years of vocational ministry and at least 8 years leading a church experience with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited Bible college or seminary. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate God’s Word through a solid, biblically based expositional style. The candidate should have an established record of “making disciples” and have the capability to lead the church in deeper discipleship and evangelism. The candidate should possess a shepherd’s heart, providing pastoral care and relational investment for the membership. In addition, he or she should be able to provide administrative leadership and organizational structure in all areas of church life. Further requirements:

  • Meets the biblical requirements for pastors (1 Timothy 3:1-7; 2 Timothy 2; Titus 1:5-9).
  • Capability to lead Speed Memorial Church to be on mission and to have greater gospel impact in its community and beyond.
  • Able to lead the church in greater community engagement in Clark County and Southern Indiana.
  • Visionary leader with the ability to discover/develop/ and implement a new vision for Speed Memorial Church and develop a strategy to carry it out.
  • Team player willing to work collaboratively with the Speed Memorial Church Council.
  • Ability to engage in multigenerational ministry.

Seeking a Senior Minister

Join us as we prepare to meet the challenges of our second century. Established in 1925, 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 members with faithful commitment. The position requires an experienced, ordained Protestant minister with youthful enthusiasm to reestablish CCEW as a “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), 45 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 relating Scripture 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 

The Pastoral Search Committee is accepting packages containing (but not limited to) your resume and online samples of your sermons.  We’d like to hear about your call to ministry, your beliefs, and style of ministry.

Please email your response to: maryellen@ccew.org: 

Community Church of East Williston 

Pastoral Search Committee

Mary Ellen Williams, Chairperson 

45 East Williston Avenue 

East Williston, NY 11596