Date
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11/07/18
Interim Pastor Position – First Presbyterian Rockaway
Job Postings

Interim or Transitional Pastor Position Description

First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway
35 Church Street, Rockaway, NJ
Newton Presbytery

 

The full time Interim/Transitional pastor will fulfill the following specific responsibilities:

  • Plan, lead and deliver a sermon and a children’s message during one worship service each week. Additional services are required during Lent, Thanksgiving, and Advent seasons
  • Administer the sacraments. This includes pre-baptismal counseling meetings.
  • Officiate at weddings and funerals. This includes pre-wedding counseling meetings and meeting with family members making funeral arrangements.
  • Support and be a resource person for the churches programs and ministries.
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church.
  • Work collaboratively with Congregational Care/Deacons visiting hospitalized members and shut-ins.
  • Serve as Moderator of the Session.
  • Serve as Head of Staff.
  • Assist boards and committees of the church in their ministry as needed. Initially meet with every committee.
  • Attend Presbytery meetings and keep COM informed on the health of the congregation.
  • Train newly elected officers
  • Lead new members’ class as needed.
  • Be available in the office a minimum of 4 days and 20 hours per week and be available by phone, text or email during business hours.
  • Come to a mutually agreed upon emergency procedure for after hours.
  • Work to promote reconciliation within the congregation.
  • Lead the Congregation through a Discernment Study, following the process approved by the Missional Ministry Team, which will lead to election of the Pastor Nominating Committee and the Mission Information Form (MIF).

 

Duration:

The position will initially be for 12 months and can be extended with mutual agreement.  Minimum compensation and benefits shall be paid through the sixty-day notice period.  It can be cancelled by either party with two months’ notice and COM concurrence.

Manse/Housing:

The interim pastor may use the manse or be provided with a housing allowance.

If you are interested in the position please send your PIF to Rev. Jeanne Radak, Presbytery Leader,  [email protected]

Rockaway Interim Pastor Position Nov 2018