Pastoral Care Associate

Flossmoor Community Church | Flossmoor, IL
Date posted: June 7, 2022
Pastoral Care Associate
Contact Name: Jamie Ford
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (708) 798-2800
Deadline: 07/05/2022

Flossmoor Community Church is a congregation that embraces a rich diversity of denominational backgrounds and faith traditions. We welcome persons of all races, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, mental and physical abilities, economic and marital status. As a church that believes Christ is Central and Diversity is Cherished, it is our hope that together we will grow deep by cultivating the roots of faith and grow forth by branching out from FCC to share the fruits of faith with our surrounding community and the world. We welcome you to be part of the growth we seek and the fellowship we share.

PASTORAL CARE ASSOCIATE

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:
Provide for the ongoing pastoral care, connection, and spiritual well-being of those in our congregation experiencing difficult transitions and challenging life situations – in particular, our hospitalized, homebound, senior, and disabled church members.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Pastoral Care Ministry Leadership
• In collaboration with the Pastor, Diaconate Board Chair and Stephen Ministry Leader, regularly assess our congregation’s care needs, set goals, and develop a plan to strengthen our care ministry in line with our core vision and values
• Serve as primary staff liaison to the Diaconate Board, providing encouragement and care to the caregivers, including
Deacons and Stephen Ministers
• Ensure the coordination of regular pastoral visits for those who are hospitalized, homebound, or challenged to gather
with the church family
• Ensure the coordination of emergency care through an on-call team
• Assist with pastoral care training, encouraging, and equipping lay people to care for one another with sensitivity and
compassion
• Develop appropriate group offerings for holistic support, healing, or education
Visitation
• Cultivate proactive connections with people in the congregation
• Provide timely, responsive, individual spiritual counsel and pastoral care
• Communicate individual needs with the staff, prayer ministry and Diaconate Board
• Check in with staff as an occasional “chaplain” presence
Ancillary Responsibilities:
• Be active in the life of the congregation and assist staff efforts when possible
• Attend worship regularly
• Assist with worship leadership when requested
• If applicable, preach up to four times/year
• Participate in staff meetings and all relevant retreats and planning meetings
• Attend Governing Board meetings as requested

MISCELLANEOUS:
Characteristics
• Spiritually and relationally mature person with a passion for caring ministries
• Wise, approachable, warm, good-humored, pastoral presence
• Insightful supporter, equipper, and team-builder
• Self-directed, dependable, organized, and administratively competent planner
• Ordained clergy or able to demonstrate commensurate certification and experience
• Knowledgeable about trauma-informed and culturally sensitive pastoral care
• Acts and communicates in a manner that facilitates authentic and mutually accountable relationships with co-workers
and members of the congregation and leadership

Support & Accountability
• Supervised and supported by the Pastor
• Receives at minimum annual reviews by the Pastor
• Is accountable to the Governing Board through the Personnel Committee
• Ongoing professional development is supported and expected

This is a flexible, part-time, exempt leadership position. Regular office hours and Sundays are expected.

To apply, email your resume, cover letter to [email protected].

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