Associate Pastor Position – Pastoral Care

Winnetka Congregational Church | Winnetka, IL
Date posted: July 28, 2022
Associate Pastor Position – Pastoral Care
Contact Name: Peter Egan
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (847) 287-8405
Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Church doesn’t have to be “one or the other.” “Both/and” is where God has called us to be.

Have you ever thought: wouldn’t it be great if church could be the kind of community that both embraces questions and doubts and is also deeply spiritual? Where you could both feel known and cared for exactly as you are and also challenged and inspired to get where you’re meant to be? Where both your head and heart are listened to and respected?

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a church that was both unabashedly grounded in Jesus and yet also profoundly inclusive – where there was no “us vs. them,” where you could truly belong no matter your gender identity or sexual orientation, religious background or lack thereof, no matter what your age or the color of your skin, where you come from, or the amount of money in your bank account?

That’s the kind of church we feel like we’ve been called by God to be (and to become even more of). We’re not doing it perfectly, of course. But we are trying to do it honestly and openly. And our hope is that everyone here will experience a deep sense of God’s love and that together we can find the courage to follow Jesus and the call of scripture to “seek justice, love kindness and walk together in all God’s ways.”

Winnetka Congregational Church is seeking a part-time pastor to focus primarily on pastoral care. Position also includes serving in worship and leading spiritual enrichment programming for adults.

This position will require approximately 30 hours per week.

Primary responsibilities:
• Pastoral care for the congregation, to include: visitation to homes, retirement and managed-care venues, and hospitals; office appointments; written correspondence and telephone contact.
• Lead the development and delivery of Christian education/spiritual enrichment programs focused on adults in the congregation and broader community.
• Maintain and disseminate weekly prayer list.

Additional responsibilities:
• Weekly participation in worship, including periodic preaching.
• Serve as staff liaison for lay ministry committees, such as the lay Care & Calling committee, which helps to coordinate and provide care to the congregation.
• Participate in church-life activities and church governance meetings, as appropriate.
• Perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals as needed to support the Senior Pastor.
• Provide pastoral coverage when Senior Pastor is away.

M. Div. or comparable degree. Two units of Clinical Pastoral Education desired.

Minimum of five years of church ministry required, including worship leadership.
Two years of pastoral care or chaplaincy preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively, minister caringly to those in need, and work collaboratively with senior pastor, staff, and congregants.

This position will require approximately 30 hours per week. The hours are flexible with the exception of Sunday morning when worship services and other programs are held.

Please submit your resume with current contact information to Peter Egan at:
[email protected]

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