After months of discernment and prayer, Forest Hill Church has committed to call 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 (MIF), (read and download here), describes the position and our hopes for potential candidates.
From the MIF: “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 open to being called to FHC should be called to embolden the faith of the community and to help each person on their individual spiritual journey. This person will need to be 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 work collaboratively with the existing co-pastor to accomplish the roles and responsibilities described below, and other duties as needed. The co-pastors will collaboratively allocate these based on their individual gifts, skills, talents, interests, and the needs of the faith community.”
The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following specific tasks, assignments, and program areas:
• Study, teach, and preach the Word, celebrate baptism and the Lord’s Supper, pray with and for the congregation
• 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
• Laugh together
• Provide pastoral counseling and care
• Reach out, 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
• Serve as official church spokesperson
• Moderate Session
• Guide Ministries of Session
• Act as Co-Head of Staff
• Ensure institutional reviews & long-range planning
• Support God’s call for FHC and work for the greater good
• Support FHC’s mission and core values
• Equip God’s people to explore, understand and discern God’s call
• Work towards church growth by providing ample opportunities for congregants to build, maintain and cherish relationships formed in small group settings.
To apply for this position or refer someone to the Co-Pastor Nominating Committee, email FHCCPNC@gmail.com.
The Financial Specialist reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff and works under the direction of the Church Treasurer to provide financial services to church members and staff. Estimated 12-15 hours weekly, but will vary with the week and time of year. This position is not eligible for benefits.
Job Responsibilities and Duties
• Following applicable Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices, maintain double-entry, general ledger accounting of budgeted and non-budgeted funds
• Perform accounts payable functions: enter invoices, review for accuracy and proper authorization; perform cash flow analysis; and prepare checks for Treasurer’s signature.
• Receive and record pledge information during Stewardship Campaign (and other special campaigns) and report data to Stewardship Ministry.
• Work with volunteer cash counters; record weekly contributions.
• Deposit checks via the KeyCapture system; record and reconcile electronic contributions
• Maintain contribution records for all members and other contributors. Provide quarterly financial statements to all donors.
• Be available to answer financial questions from church members, ministries, and staff within a reasonable time.
• Prepare monthly and year-end financial reports for the Session and the Annual Report. Prepare other reports as requested. Provide information at least monthly to the Treasurer and Trustees
• Provide administrative assistance and financial data for the annual budget process, stewardship campaign, and Annual Meeting.
• Provide support to the Endowment Committee including quarterly reports of income and expenditures.
• Oversee payroll: forward semimonthly payroll information to payroll preparation service, distribute pay checks, and review the accuracy of the checks, tax data, and other related information.
• Maintain subcontractor and tax-id number files and collate 1099 data for filing along with 1096s by the church.
• Administer employees’ Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) and 403(b) programs.
• Invoice tenants and monitor receipt of rent payments.
• Serve as financial contact with outside vendors, tenants, and leaseholders as required, working with the Church Administrator.
• Maintain memorial fund records and send acknowledgements to families.
• Administer grocery card program including order cards, deposit income and report proceeds to the Ministry of Justice and Mission.
• Prepare for and assist those performing the yearly financial audit.
• Maintain a commitment to confidentiality regarding all church business, including members and staff.
• A minimum of an Associate’s degree in accounting from a nationally accredited institution and 2-4 years relevant experience.
• Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize and perform various tasks within set parameters. Dependable attendance, especially at weekly staff meeting.
• Demonstrated proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products and ability to quickly learn Breeze software used to track contributions.
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