We are seeking a Co-Pastor to help lead us on the next phase of our journey towards Becoming the Beloved Community. Per PC(USA) procedures, a Ministry Information Form (read and download here) describes the position and our hopes for potential candidates.
“We seek a person who is compassionate and loving of all God’s people, eager to share their faith and how it can change the world, and committed to spiritual formation and development on all levels. A person…called to embolden the faith of the community and to help each person on their individual spiritual journey…[and] able to judge his or her own strengths to accomplish the mission and vision of the church in collaboration with the other co-pastor.”
This person will collaborate with the existing co-pastor to accomplish the roles and responsibilities described below, and other duties as needed. The co-pastors will allocate these duties based on their individual gifts, skills, talents, interests, and the needs of the faith community:
- Act as Co-Head of Staff
- Support a theologically progressive, inclusive approach that welcomes and embraces all God’s children including persons of every race, culture, background, gender identity and sexual orientation
- Study, teach, and preach the Word, celebrate baptism and the Lord’s Supper, pray with and for the congregation
- Provide pastoral counseling and care
- Build relationships and nurture young adult and adult populations
- Equip our church to live into its mission
- Equip, coach and facilitate small groups
- Equip, coach and facilitate members in growth of effective outreach ministries, existing and new
- Serve as point person and liaison to community organizations and governmental entities
- Moderate Session and guide Session Ministries
- Support FHC’s mission and core values
- Equip God’s people to explore, understand and discern God’s call
- Ensure institutional reviews & long-range planning
- Support God’s call for FHC and work for the greater good
- Work towards church growth by providing ample opportunities for congregants to build, maintain and cherish relationships formed in small group settings.
- Laugh together
To apply or refer someone to the Co-Pastor Nominating Committee, email FHCCPNC@gmail.com.
Interim Coordinator of Family, Children and Youth Ministry
Description: The Interim Coordinator of Family, Children and Youth Ministry, will work with our Christian Education team to oversee our Family, Children and Youth programs while we seek a new Co-Pastor. This interim position will report to the head of staff.
Nursery (infants/children birth to age 2)
- Supervise and schedule nursery staff care of infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings and special events/programs
- Schedule parent support of nursery as needed
Pre-School Program (Children ages 3-5)
- Oversee planning and execution of Godly Play curriculum for 3-5-year olds
- Organize, order and manage materials, including snacks, for lessons and set up classroom
Pathways Program (School age children grades 1-5)
- Coordinate monthly rotation of worship, bible study and activities
- Communicate with Parent Core Team to manage volunteers and curriculum
Youth Education (Children in grades 6-12)
- Select curriculum and organize youth leaders and volunteers and equip them with resources and training to teach weekly Christian education classes
- Coordinate Parent Core Team to organize monthly fellowship events/activities
- Participate in weekly staff meeting
- Provide communication and information to the church office for congregational distribution
- Communicate with parents, youth and staff regarding programming and activities, including creating and posting signage for programs
- Collaborate with other local Presbyterian churches for mission, fellowship and educational opportunities
- Conduct teacher training Implement our Child Protection Policy and conduct Child Protection Policy Training for volunteers
- Coordinate the Christmas Pageant with our Music Director
- Supervise and manage our Children’s Library.
Qualifications, Gifts and Skills: The Interim Coordinator should
- be a committed Christian with a passion for Christian Education,
- have a deep love for children of all ages, and be comfortable with a progressive, inclusive and diverse congregation,
- have sufficient training and experience to nurture our families, children and youth,
- be committed to building a strong volunteer base, and able to work harmoniously, effectively and confidentially with our Parent Core Team, other church members, pastors, and church staff.
Preferred education: Associate or Bachelor degree in related field.
Hours of Employment: 25 hours a week. Attendance on Sundays is required.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Contact: Laurie Logan via our office email firstname.lastname@example.org.