Chaplain

Pakachoag Church | Auburn, MA
Date posted: November 17, 2020
Chaplain
Contact Name: Dennis Knight
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 508.755.8718
Deadline: February 1, 2021

This position is for a chaplain role tending to the pastoral and worship needs of a congregational cluster of a number of families, approximately thirty-five persons of all ages.

This group exists within – but is distinct from – a larger, progressive, organizational structure that includes the church body standing alongside a number of community and socially – focused programs operating under the rubric of “Pakachoag Church Center for Arts, Religion, Culture and Community.”

Job Description

The responsibilities of the position currently include worship leadership once monthly, moving to twice monthly, and any ancillary programming that might help the body identify and develop itself.

The group understands itself in a traditional but relaxed context, following an informal, creative style of worship.

This setting presents a keen opportunity for someone seeking to innovate and/or develop alternative or contemporary ways of “being church.”

The chaplain need not be ordained, and may be in process. The situation presents the candidate with a mechanism for discerning his/her/their potential call to ministry or religious service.

A seasoned coordinating ordained minister connected with the larger structure is available for help and guidance as needed and wanted.

The church is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ, but understands itself largely in a non-denominational and interfaith manner.

Total time commitment to begin is in the 5-10 hours per week range on average to begin.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

The primary qualification is an ability to work within a traditional/non-traditional setting with a capacity for development. Experience in a church setting is valuable, and a familiarity with the language and traditions of a broadly Christian perspective.

Time Commitment

5 to 10 hours per week on average, with variation.

Benefits

Stipended position, tbd.

Application Instructions

Email or phone contact. Position to be filled with suitable applicant is found.

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