The following ICCC congregations continue to engage in their search process for a new pastor:
– New Covenant Community Church, OH is seeking a Full-Time Minister.
– Community Church of East Williston, NY 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
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 Full-Time Minister

According to a recent survey, a rare combination of high energy, high satisfaction, flexibility, and strong support for mission set our small church apart from most others. New Covenant Community Church, in Akron ,Ohio, a long-time ICCC member, is seeking a full-time minister to replace its present minister who is retiring in February, 2023. For more information, please contact Susie Stevenor, PNC Clerk, at pncnccc.gmail.com.

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

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