We are a light in the city reflecting the inclusive love of God. Comforted and challenged by the Gospel of Christ, we strive to be a welcoming, serving community. At the intersection of faith and life, we share God’s grace through worship, preaching, education, and ministries of healing, reconciliation, and justice. We affirm the worth of all and nurture each individual’s spiritual pilgrimage. Inspired by our heritage, we confront our future with hope and confidence in God’s purpose.
Founded in 1871, Fourth Presbyterian Church moved to Michigan Avenue in 1914 and has become a destination for families and young adults. Today Fourth Church is a large congregation with four Sunday worship services and a full-time and part-time staff of 165. On average annually, we baptize 65 infants, confirm 25 8th-graders and welcome 150 new members. Congregational Life. Our recently updated records show a congregation of over 5,400 members.
Programs include Sunday School, adult education, fellowship groups, and a Center for Life and Learning serving older adults. The annual budget of the church and its programs is approximately $8.2 million.
Chicago Lights, our 501(c)(3) nonprofit mission arm, is a vital part of our operation. It manages many Fourth Church outreach services, including a tutoring program founded in 1964. See www.fourthchurch.org/chicagolights. Fourth Church also organizes and funds local, national and international mission outreach each year.
Fourth Presbyterian Church seeks an Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation to oversee and coordinate the multiple facets of Caring Ministries, including pastoral care by clergy staff for hospital and home visits; the work of Stephen Ministers and the Board of Deacons; and the Parish Associate for Older Adults. The Associate Pastor also coordinates, with the Events Coordinator, memorial and funeral services; provides program leadership for the Spiritual Formation Council; supports the work of the Ecclesiastical Relations Council and its Seminarian Care Subcommittee; has responsibility for administrative duties; and participates in worship leadership. For more information: https://www.fourthchurch.org/about/ap-caring-ministries-spiritual-formation-mif.pdf
Ordained, 5-10 Years of Experience, Clinical Pastoral Education Training.
Please submit a Personal Information Form (PIF) on the PCUSA Church Leadership Connection site: https://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/clc/