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. The most recent listing is at the top of the page. 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 on the PC(USA) site to search without creating a profile.
MLP Job Listings
Summer Pastoral Intern, Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church
Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church is a historic congregation located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. This year we celebrate 150 years of a rich ministry of love and justice with our community. We are a hospitable, engaged congregation with lively, progressive theology. We value our time together as a faith family, open our arms in welcome to others, and encourage questions and differences as we follow the path of Christ together. We invite you to find out more information at mtauburnpresby.org.
The Summer Pastoral Internship has a broad emphasis on pastoral ministry. The role is designed to train and equip seminary students for general pastoral ministry through experiential learning. Consideration will be made for the specific goals and desired learning experiences of the intern.
Interim Pastor/Head of Staff, First Presbyterian Church, New Canaan, Connecticut
FPCNC (fpcnc.org) is inclusive and welcoming for those seeking open, progressive Presbyterian theology. We envision an interim pastor as one who embraces a “Big Tent Church” in which everyone – regardless of social, racial, political position – is welcomed and respected.
We want someone who can evaluate the church’s systems and processes in a dedicated diplomatic thoughtful way to bring the congregation together to be a stronger unit.
New Canaan is a community noted for its strong public schools and bringing in young families. We offer programs that appeal to that demographic. However, FPCNC has many different constituencies within the community and the interim pastor will need to develop a model to attract and encourage new members with particular attention to FPCNC’s projected image in the community.
Link to our Ministry Information Form: https://clc.pcusa.org/CIFViewQuery.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2FOpportunitySearchResults.aspx&cif=03719.AG
Senior Pastor: The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield is an inclusive, welcoming community grounded in the Gospel, living out the Christian commission to share the word of God, create new disciples, and serve others. Guided by the Holy Spirit since 1728, we are constantly evolving to discern God’s vision for our lives. PCW lives out its vision in the form of intellectually challenging and impactful preaching, coupled with small group learning, fellowship, and biblical exploration. We appreciate the life changing power of worship and reach out through traditional as well as contemporary style worship services that are enhanced by outstanding music programs. Our vibrant youth ministry and youth mission contribute to the reputation of our church as a leader in our community. PCW places a high priority on child, youth and adult Christian education as well as hands-on engagement in service.
We have approximately 1,200 members with 300-400 attending weekly services. We have an operating budget of ~$1.5MM (with 4 pastors and a sizable staff). Our church is blessed with an active and engaged congregation and have an endowment of >$10MM.
We are seeking a senior pastor / head of staff to encourage each of us in our relationship with God and lead us by providing vibrant preaching and personal example. The senior pastor’s dedication to serving others will draw the congregants of PCW toward continued and greater opportunities for evangelism, mission, and service.
The senior pastor will be a teacher as well as a leader, supporting the development and growth of adult education programs. Encouraging, mentoring and collaborating with staff and Session, the senior pastor will partner with the congregation to sustain an agile church, living up to its full potential, where all persons contribute to its mission and objectives to serve Christ.
Our website: http://www.westfieldpc.org also contains a great deal of information about God’s work that is taking place in our community of faith and how lives are being changed.
Interim Pastor Position: Westminster Presbyterian Church – Albany, NY
Westminster Presbyterian Church has maintained a welcoming presence in downtown Albany for over 150 years. Our diverse and inclusive congregation is strongly committed to the mission of serving Jesus Christ in local and international communities. Located next to the State Capitol, Westminster provides a launching pad for legislative and community activism. The congregation serves the community with ministries for the homeless, elderly and recent immigrants. We support a well-developed Music and Arts Program that connects our history with our best future. The Westminster community is also deeply committed to world mission, and is actively engaged in several projects with partners in Liberia, Ghana and Sierra Leone.
We seek an Interim Pastor with 5 to 10 years of experience as a Pastor to lead this congregation through a period of transition, welcome our growing African membership, engage diverse parishioners in stimulating worship, stabilize finances and rebuild the congregation for the new millennium. The Interim Pastor must support More Light by welcoming all who worship at Westminster and partner with the larger diverse communities within Albany and beyond.
See our Ministry Information Form (MIF) # 05151.ACO
Interim Pastor – Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, Shepherdstown, WV
We are an open and inclusive spiritual community located in a small university town an hour outside of Washington, D.C. A member of More Light Presbyterians, we seek to practice the radical hospitality of Jesus. We believe that everyone and everything and every part of ourselves is included in the circle of God’s love. Rooted in the Reformed tradition of Christian faith, we welcome the wisdom of all deep faith traditions, the transformative power of art and the wonders of scientific discovery. Together, we are exploring how to be in true communion with God and in true community with others.
We are a vital and growing congregation with a keen interest in finding new ways to reach out and touch the world with God’s love. On the retirement of our beloved pastor of 42 years, we seek an Interim Pastor who can help us maintain and enhance the integrity of our work, witness, and life together. Worship is a vital aspect of our communal life; we are looking for a strong preacher, able to help us continue a long tradition of inspirational, informative, and prophetic preaching, able to inspire and empower a spiritually diverse and well-educated congregation. Our Interim Pastor will also love creative liturgy and desire to collaborate with staff and lay leaders in planning and leading worship services. Our Interim Pastor will be skilled in organizational assessment and restructuring, helping us explore our values and priorities, build on our strengths, address weaknesses, and inspire and empower lay leaders during this critical time. As we move together through the “five developmental tasks,” we hope to come to a deeper understanding of our culture, identity, and history, and find greater freedom to pursue our shared desire to become a more fully inclusive and truly multicultural institution.
This is a full time position located in Shepherdstown, WV; desired Start is September 1, 2017.
Must be an ordained Teaching Elder in the PC(USA), and have successfully completed at least Week One of Interim Training.
Contact information: email@example.com
Additional Job Listings
Congregations Seeking Pastors, Covenant Network of Presbyterians