Congregational United Church of Christ | Greensboro, NC
Date posted: May 12, 2023


Congregational United Church of Christ Greensboro, North Carolina, a progressive (designated Open and Affirming and a Creation Justice church), vibrant, creative, open-hearted and justice-minded congregation, is seeking a full-time pastor to provide engaging pastoral and prophetic preaching, compassionate pastoral care, strong leadership in our community service and social justice efforts, guidance for staff, and a great sense of humor!

To ensure the continued health and strength of our faith community and our shared ministry, this new pastor will work alongside our current pastors for several months before their planned retirement at the end of the year.

We offer a competitive salary, a strong benefit package, and relocation expenses. If you are an experienced UCC or UCC-friendly pastor and interested in becoming an integral part of this loving, active congregation, please send a resume/profile, statement of faith, and cover letter to [email protected].



  • Conviction of Christian beliefs – exhibiting a strong spiritual foundation and faith
  • Drawing on the teachings of Jesus to confront injustice and oppression
  • Ability to relate theological/spiritual interpretations to life today (narrative preaching)
  • Appreciating and welcoming a variety of theological perspectives
  • Understanding that the Church community reaches out beyond its walls
  • Ability to inspire others and be inspired by others to move actively toward a vision with courage and commitment
  • Creating connection with congregation in person and online; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Consensus builder through collaboration and trust-building skills
  • Adept at recognizing, identifying, and navigating through difficult issues
  • Good listener; strong communicator
  • Values personal growth (intellectual curiosity)
  • Demonstrates leadership skills


Personal Attributes:

  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Dependable
  • Humble confidence
  • Courageous
  • Insightful
  • Compassionate
  • Approachable


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Master of Divinity, ordained by accredited seminary
  • 3-5 years working in a Church environment (preferred)
  • Organizational leadership experience



Our Lead Pastor should have UCC Standing, have Privilege of Call, or be ordained with one of our Ministerial Partners. In addition, experience serving UCC churches is preferred but not required.



The Lead Pastor is the ordained staff member whose primary responsibilities are preaching pastoral and prophetic sermons, loving and listening, shepherding and coaching, and growing the faith of both current and future members of our church. The pastor currently supervises the Associate Minister, Choir Director, Accompanist, and Office Manager. The Pastor is the de facto head of all boards and meets regularly with board members and committees to shape the direction of our church.

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