Pastor (part-time) – Union Presbyterian Church- Newburgh, NY
We believe that we are called to serve and worship God, to preach God’s word, and to share God’s love with each other, both within the community of Union Church and in the wider community. We believe that as a faith community who serves Jesus Christ we are called, as he was, to be welcoming. We seek to welcome families and all people into our congregation who wish to join with us in serving and worshiping him.
Union Presbyterian Church is seeking a pastor who will lead by strengthening bonds internally and build upon an engaged community of faith. We are committed to the growth of the congregation, with a particular focus on young families, and to the expansion of our youth ministry and Christian education programming. We also have a desire to learn and continue to grow in our mission outreach, further developing our connection to and support for our community. We are open to different pastoral models and ways of being as a church to achieve this ambitious vision.
The pastor must be compassionate, respectful, and culturally proficient, ensuring that all members, from youth to the elderly, feel “at home” in their presence. They will work with the session and the church staff to provide and encourage opportunities for members to engage in worship, discipleship, and mission. The pastor must be able to influence others toward a spirit of service and meaningful contributions. The pastor will work with us in developing an inspired vision for the future, seeing the possibility, and developing a strategy to get us there. And because we are committed to building on a strong foundation of faith and community toward congregation growth, our pastor must be creative in using resources and willing to take risks for the benefit of furthering our vision.
The pastor must demonstrate strong faith and knowledge/understanding of the Bible. They will be responsible for leading the congregation in worship, participating in and supporting pastoral care, engaging Union Presbyterian Church leaders in carrying out church programs, and administrative duties. The pastor will have weekly preaching and pulpit responsibilities, congregational care, Session leadership, Trustee and Deacon board support, and input in our weekly and monthly written communications.
He or she will be asked to:
- Support the various Union mission programs and community activities
- Provide guidance for Christian Education programs
- Officiate at weddings, baptisms, and funerals as needed
- Support members in volunteering for mission activities
- Support fundraising and stewardship activities
- Engage in related public events in the community as needed
An office secretary will assist the pastor in understanding the administrative matters of the church.