The following page lists open positions in the Presbyterian Church (USA) that are welcoming to LGBTQ people. The listings include positions suitable for both ordained and non-ordained candidates. We hope this page will encourage churches and organizations in the PCUSA to specifically recruit LGBTQ candidates and will also serve as a resource for people seeking welcoming places to work. If you would like to submit a position to MLP for consideration, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Church Leadership Connection, the call system for the Presbyterian Church (USA), is available at http://www.pcusa.org/clc. Click “Opportunity Search” at the left to search without creating a profile.
MLP Job Listings
Ohio Faith Organizing Coordinator (Part-time)
More Light Presbyterians seeks a part-time faith organizer based in Ohio to take the lead organizing Presbyterians for an educational campaign on fair treatment of all Ohioans regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The position is a contract position for 15 hours a week through January 31, 2015.
More Light Presbyterians values education for congregations and clergy to know how to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. We know that through active engagement of leaders and congregations in Ohio toward this goal we can: (a) educate the public that discrimination against LGBT people is still legal; (b) create greater understanding about the need for redress for the harms caused to LGBT people by discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations; and (c) counter oppositional education that uses religious freedom or religious exemptions as a means to discriminate when others seek to secure LGBT-inclusive statewide nondiscrimination protections.
This staff position will work toward active engagement of clergy and congregations by fostering relationships with clergy, people of faith and their faith communities; recruiting and developing volunteer leadership of people of faith; and, conducting trainings, forums and education events. The Faith Organizing Coordinator works closely with and is supported by the Faith Organizing Manager at the Task Force, collaborates with the Equality Ohio Faith Organizer and works hand-in-hand with other Institute for Welcoming Resources (IWR) Organizing Coordinators.
Overall, this position will contribute to a broad coalition of Ohio faith organizations engaged in community building with tangible results to support Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender liberation.
Work closely with the Equality Ohio Faith Organizer including:
- Actively participate in the Equality Ohio Education Fund (EqOHEF) Faith Council
- Be in regular communication with EqOHEF, the Task Force, other IWR partners to ensure coordination, lack of duplication and the sharing best practices.
- Organize participation in designated Faith in Action weeks.
- Report your activity in monthly calls with other organizations.
- Full range of organizing deliverables are listed below.
- This job will require you to have or to learn the following:
- Team-building and organizing experience
- Actively engaged in a faith tradition
- Organizing and motivating diverse people into action
- Written, oral, interpersonal, spiritual and presentation skills and the desire to build relationships with clergy and ministry staff
- Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a wide array of people
- Desire to/ability to build an active team and give coaching to build leadership
- Critical thinker and problem solver who is both a relational and results-oriented organizer
- Eagerness to learn new skills, ability to deliver outcomes within time limitations
- Well-organized with effective time-management skills
- Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive: a team leader who can effectively implement both strategic and tactical actions and events
- Have a driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle with insurance
Interested individuals should submit cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com We are hiring now for this position so please apply immediately.
Faith Presbyterian Austin seeks a full-time Solo Pastor, Austin, TX
Can YOU Walk on Water?
(Just sometimes not all the time.)
If you are a strong leader with progressive values who embodies compassion, diversity, equality and social justice for all then look no further. Faith Presbyterian Church, an inclusive, inquiring and imperfect congregation seeks a full-time, solo Pastor, one that embraces all walks of life in the spirit of unity and service. Leadership competencies we are seeking include compassion, preaching and worship experience, spiritual maturity, decision-making, strategic visionary, collaborator, interpersonal engagement, initiative and flexibility. Our community reflects the notion that human beings are authentic vessels of God’s spirit; we are a congregation that is ready for challenges and willing to move out of our comfort zone as we connect with our de-churched community. Our new pastor will foster spiritual growth, build consensus, enhance intergenerational relations and propel us to new heights of serving God within our community. Salary is $50k annually to include a housing allowance. We have a membership of 150 congregants with an average of 60 on any given Sunday. A sense of humor is a definite must. We will also provide you with the world’s best team, a cool city to live in and an eclectic flock. For the complete application, please visit this link, Or our website: www.faithpresaustin.org
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church seeks Solo Pastor, Tucson, AZ
SEEKING SOLO PASTOR: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, inclusive congregation of 200 members in Tucson, Arizona. We are called by Jesus Christ to be a joyful faith community that celebrates God’s love, transforms lives and is a force for justice in the world. St. Mark’s has been a More Light church for the past seven years and we are dedicated to the full inclusion of LGBTQA people in the life of the church. Our congregation has a rich history of social justice work; over the years we have been involved with advocacy on the issues of migrant rights, full day kindergarten, poverty, racial equality, and more. We hope our new pastor will guide us as we serve the people around us, build community as a church, and grow into a deeper spiritual life together. Send your inquiries, or your PIF or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. MIF #00069.AD0
Riviera Presbyterian Church Seeks Solo Pastor, Miami, FL
Riviera Presbyterian Church is a spiritual community engaged in joyful worship, transforming education, and active service reflecting the path of Christ. All we do flows out of our identity as children of God in Christ. We are drawn together in worship and praise. We interpret the Bible in a relevant, contemporary way remaining progressive in spirit and anchored in Christ’s teachings. We understand that inclusivity and active service to others are appropriate responses to Christ’s teachings. We use our people, building and money wisely to make a significant impact in our community. We enjoy our life together and celebrate with friendship, fun and food. We honor our heritage, applying its lessons creatively in present circumstances as we move toward an open future.
Please see our church website, www.rivierachurch.org and our MIF- 20017.ABO
Pastor (Head of Staff) – Western Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC
Western Presbyterian Church is a community of believers and seekers growing together in God’s Spirit. Empowered by our faith in God’s ability to transform lives, we are an active force and passionate voice for a just and compassionate society. We are a More Light Church that seeks to be an inclusive congregation that welcomes all of God’s children. We are committed to being passionate advocates for justice in our city, this nation, and throughout the world. We are looking for a pastor who has a deep and abiding faith in a loving God and who is open to a progressive understanding of Jesus, the Bible, and what God asks us to do as Christians. He or she must be compassionate, genuine, and committed to social justice. Learn more by visiting our website www.westernpresbyterian.org, and view our Ministry Information Form. Interested applicants may apply by submitting their PIF via the Church Leadership Connection or emailing us at WesternPNC@gmail.com.
Part-time Director of Children and Youth, Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Burnsville, MN
The Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, a progressive congregation in Burnsville, MN, seeks a unique person to develop and lead ministry for children and youth. If you are interested in nurturing children’s faith, have an understanding of youth culture, and have a desire to lead a Christian Education program, we invite you to apply for this part-time position. For more information see our website at www.churchapostles.org under the education tab. Resumes accepted through August 2. View Job Description
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