Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Half-Time Pastor - Park Forest, IL


Listed 08-01-2019
Calvary United Protestant Church - PC(USA), 425 N. Orchard Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 | 708-748-6261 |
Park Forest, IL
Start Date
Part Time

Calvary United Protestant Church, a PC(USA) congregation in Park Forest, Illinois is seeking a half-time (20 hours/week) pastor. The position is open as of September 1, 2019 and they are immediately seeking candidates.

Candidates should be ordained in the PC (USA) or deemed ready to seek a call. 

To apply, please respond with your PIF and a cover letter/email to:
Jeff Hill
Clerk of Session

Position Description:

  • Provide spiritual and administrative leadership for the congregation
  • Provide worship weekly, preaching three times a month
  • Administer the sacraments
  • Officiate at weddings
  • Officiate at funerals
  • Provide pastoral care, with the help of congregation members for the congregation and for all who seek comfort and guidance through the church
  • Serve as Moderator of the Session
  • Serve as head of staff
  • Assist committees in their ministry
  • Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership
  • Participate in the Presbytery

The things that are important to the congregation:

  • Can research, write and deliver a compelling (interesting) sermon that holds people’s attention
  • Is community driven—reaches out to the community
  • Has good pastoral care skills for the community and congregation
  • Practices progressive theology
  • Engages in social justice issues
  • Doesn’t avoid difficult topics like racism, LGBTQ issues, poverty
  • Committed to embracing the other
  • Has done anti-racism work and is committed to it
  • Has worked with a diverse population
  • Will encourage youth to participate in the life of the church
  • Decent administrator but NOT controlling
  • Calvary is used to handling a lot of things on own

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