Associate Pastor – Pastoral Care & Spiritual Programs
Winnetka Congregational Church is seeking a part-time pastor to focus on pastoral care and spiritual programs for adults. Spiritual programs will focus on programs for women of the congregation and leading spiritual enrichment for adults. Position also includes serving in worship services.
Hours: This position will require approximately 30 hours per week.
Pastoral care for the congregation, to include: visitation to homes, retirement and managed-care venues, and hospitals; office appointments; written correspondence and telephone contact.
Lead the development and delivery of Christian education/spiritual enrichment programs focused on adults in the congregation and broader community.
Lead the development and delivery of Christian education/spiritual enrichment programs focused on women in the congregation and broader community.
Maintain and disseminate weekly prayer list.
Weekly participation in worship, including periodic preaching.
Serve as staff liaison for lay ministry committees, such as the lay Care & Calling committee, which helps to coordinate and provide care to the congregation.
Participate in church-life activities and church governance meetings, as appropriate.
Perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals as needed to support the Senior Pastor.
Provide pastoral coverage when Senior Pastor is away.
Qualifications: M. Div. or comparable degree. Two units of Clinical Pastoral Education desired.
Minimum of five years of church ministry required, including worship leadership.
Two years of pastoral care or chaplaincy preferred.
Experience in developing and delivering programs for women.
Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, minister caringly to those in need, and work collaboratively with senior pastor, staff, and congregants.