Senior Minister

Community Church of East Williston | East Williston, NY
Date posted: June 16, 2021
Senior Minister
Contact Name: Mary Ellen Williams
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 516.241.8602
Deadline: September 1, 2021

Join us in turning the tide from surviving to thriving in 2021 and beyond. The historic Community Church of East Williston is a Mainline, Interdenominational Protestant Church serving the needs of persons from all backgrounds. We have a faithful, hardworking congregational core and seek a Senior Minister who, through Christian love and action, will help us turn those with occasional attendance into persons with faithful commitment. The position requires an experienced, ordained Protestant minister with youthful enthusiasm to reestablish CCEW as the “Light in the Community.” We offer a competitive salary and a beautiful manse in a verdant suburb with a highly ranked school district (top 10% in NY), only 25 minutes from Manhattan via railroad.

Job Description

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is an ordained minister and graduate of an accredited Protestant Seminary (CCEW will facilitate ordination if necessary)
  • Maintains a cheerful and enthusiastic outlook
  • Preaches interesting, thoughtful and provocative sermons
  • Relates Scripture and the teachings of God to everyday lives
  • Fosters relationships with youth and young families
  • Collaborates with lay leadership and church staff to coordinate and conduct the ministries of the church
  • Counsels congregants and committees
  • Uses social media to further the goals of the church
  • Considers high quality and diverse music to be a vital part of worship
  • Demonstrates team building and conflict resolution skills
  • Visits congregants in need
  • Works to expand the influence of the church in the community
  • Provides wedding support including rehearsals


Our ideal candidate is an ordained minister and graduate of an accredited Protestant Seminary (CCEW will facilitate ordination if necessary); experience in pastoral ministry as a Senior Minister is preferred.

Time Commitment

Approximately 40hours/week, 5days/week


Competitive salary and benefits, manse.

Application Instructions

The Pastoral Search Committee is accepting packages containing (but not limited to) your resume, your calling (share your call to ministry), style of ministry (share your beliefs) and samples of your sermons on a website, blog or Facebook.

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