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
Solo Pastor – Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, NY
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC),a multi-racial, multi-cultural church located in vibrant Fort Greene, Brooklyn, seeks a dynamic, spiritually mature Solo Pastor to lead its congregation of over 200 members. The successful candidate will inspire us to apply Jesus’ teachings to a rapidly evolving community and help usher in a new phase of growth for this historic church. We hope to attract a pastor who embraces LAPC’s deep commitment to social justice, Christian education, and a rich music ministry rooted in faith. The church wants a leader who will engage with the surrounding community, help to increase active participation among our members and grow the number of families in our congregation.
LAPC celebrates and welcomes all people, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. For full details regarding this opportunity, click here to view the CLC Ministry Information Form (MIF # 05264.AA0). Also check out the “Pastor Search Page” at our website: www.LAPCBrooklyn.org. In addition to Presbyterians, we are accepting submissions from ministers ordained in the Reformed Church in America, the United Church of Christ and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Interested candidates can email their PIF, resume and cover letter directly to email@example.com.
Good Samaritan Church seeks a part-time Director of Music Ministries
Good Samaritan is known in the community as a justice-seeking, compassion-bearing, open and affirming, progressive, Christian community. We strive to create worship experiences that are dynamic, meaningful and inspiring. We seek a music director who can come alongside us in our ministry, using music to help us accomplish our mission of building beloved community.
Position Description: Director of Music Ministries (Part Time)
A candidate who qualifies for this position:
Is musically talented. Piano and vocal is a must. Other instruments such as guitar or organ are a plus.
Is Compentent and gifted in a variety of musical and worship styles (contemporary, global, jazz, gospel, traditional, etc.)
Is Skilled in leading a choir and working with musicians of all ages and skill levels.
Is creative and visionary.
Is theologically progressive with an openess to all spiritual journeys.
Is committed to building the beloved community, and therefore demonstrates a high value for building healthy relationships and teamwork.
Is well-networked in the Tampa Bay area and able to draw on connections to bring in special musicians or groups.
Is a strong in leader who views this as a ministry and not just a job.
Is receptive to feedback of pastor and leadership.
Has experience in a church setting. Experience in presbyterian Church (USA) or United Church of Christ a plus.
Infusing our worship and various ministries with meaning, life and energy through music.
Directs Choir (rehearsal on Sunday mornings)
Organizes and directs all music for worship services, including special worship services (Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, etc.), memorial services and weddings.
Leads congregation with instrumental and vocal accomaniment.
Recruits choir members, musical talent within congregation, and outside musicians.
Select music (in consultation with the pastor) that fits the theme or message of the worship service.
Meets weekly with Pastor and monthly with Spiritual Development team to plan worship.
Organizes and maintains music library, including our music license.
Assesses and communicates maintence and repair need of musical instruments owned by the church.
Assists with various aspects of the worship service, including material for worship bulletin, physical staging of music and equipment used, and other media needs.
10-20 per week
$7,000-12,000 per year (commensurate on experience)
More information here: http://www.discovergoodsam.org/#!music-director-search/a9xxc
Please send cover letter and resume to Rev. Jen Days.
Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church seeks a Solo Full-time Pastor
Inspired by the life of Jesus Christ and informed by contemporary, progressive theologians we seek as a faith community to be:
Welcoming and supporting to all. We extend hospitality to everyone and in everything we do. Our communion table is open to all – believing the invitation is one of grace, not prerequisite. We are a More Light congregation. We work diligently and passionately to support inclusion in our Denomination. We are a committed witness with others to advance and maintain full inclusion for LGBTQ persons in all aspects of church life. Creative and joyful. We express our open hearts and celebrate with outstanding music, theater and visual arts in our church services; along with special events, such as church dinners and nights out at local arts events. Spiritual and learning always. We believe faith and knowledge are intertwined and live by “Faith exposed to reason, reason enlarged by faith.” Our progressive education programs for children, youth and adults, two book clubs for classics and contemporary literature and other programs ground our learning community. Called to serve each other. We have deep bonds. Our congregation uses words like “family” and “friends” to describe our relationships. We support congregants in their personal challenges, led by our Deacons. Our Caring Community takes on broad topics, such as navigating change, to address current needs and issues. Called to serve others through social justice outreach and ministry
The pastor serves five essential roles:
1) serves as our congregation’s spiritual guide and leader,
2) serves as head of staff and supports our congregational communities and programs,
3) ministers to our congregants and models ways for us to minister to each other,
4) serves as our representative with civic, religious groups and media and
5) helps us develop a strategy to grow and share our ministry with others. We are an involved and active congregation. We have lay leadership with extensive experience and organizational skills. We are ready and willing to support and collaborate with a new pastor. A high percentage of our congregants participate as leaders, community members and volunteers. We encourage all of our members to participate in one of our communities (Caring, Welcoming, Worshipping, Justice Seeking and Progressive Education). The pastor will have support from a committed and creative staff, from volunteers participating in our communities and special programs, and strong congregant leadership on Session and Board of Deacons.
Our staff includes a respected, innovative and creative minister of music, a resident caretaker, a strong administrative assistant (who herself is a Commissioned Ruling Elder) and an accounting assistant.
The new pastor can expect enthusiastic support and collaboration from our members and staff.
MIF Id #: 06284.AD0
Additional Job Listings
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