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Internship/Field Placement Position

Details

Listed 1.27.2014  
Employer Ravenswood United Church of Christ, 2050 West Pensacola Ave., Chicago, IL 60618. Phone: 773-549-5472. Web site: www.ravenswooducc.org
Location Chicago, IL
Start Date 2.1.2014
Type Part Time

The Position:  Our church seeks a student pastor to learn and lead in all areas of church life, including, but not limited to: leading worship, preaching, evangelism, pastoral care, Christian education, and the work of social justice.  As a small congregation, there are many opportunities to craft an individualized ministry that serves our community and prepares the student for a career in the church.  Expected commitment is 12-15 hours per week.  A small stipend is available.

The Congregation:  Ravenswood United Church of Christ is an historic congregation located at the intersection of three dynamic neighborhoods on Chicago’s north side.  After a period of decline, we are now experiencing growth as part of an intentional campaign of congregational revitalization.  In recognition of our efforts, we were recently awarded a LEEAP grant from the Illinois Conference of the UCC to further engage our community through a program of outreach and evangelism.

We envision ourselves as an outstanding neighborhood church - the kind of Christian community that is known in the greater community as a place where the faithful gather and encounter God and neighbor.  We are a church that offers spirited worship, and genuine fellowship, a community where people can share their joys and their sorrows.  Our church is a place where people can give back to the community as thanksgiving to God for all that God has done for us.  “Doing church well” can be that kind of transformative experience, and make a difference for not just the members of Ravenswood UCC, but our entire community.

The Pastor/Site Supervisor:  Reverend Jason Coulter is a 2008 graduate of Chicago Theological Seminary.  He has a background in community and union organizing that gives him a unique set of skills for congregational revitalization.  He brings a passion for church and social justice to everything he does.  The congregation has hosted two interns from CTS and the University of Chicago Div School.

To Apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter to Ravenswood UCC at 2050 W. Pensacola Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 or you may send it via email to jasonwcoulter@sbcglobal.net           

To learn more about our church, please visit www.ravenswooducc.org or call 773-549-5472.

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