The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Westtown, Westtown, NY, is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor who will partner with our 41 member congregation to reach out and minister to our community. Since joining the EPC in 2011, we have trusted and believed that God would lead us to a pastor who has a degree in the Reformed theology and who:
--Has a deep passion and devotion to God, and continually cultivates that relationship
--Believes the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God
--Is equipped to speak/preach God's Word to believers and non-believers
--Is effective in planning & leading worship
--Will build relationships with others, with the purpose of helping them grow in their spiritual lives
--Is willing to work with the leadership and congregation in reaching out to the community
--Has a heart for the youth and is willing to be involved with youth activities
--Is a helpful counselor
--Makes pastoral calls to people in hospitals, nursing homes and confined to their homes
--Is compassionate, caring and sensitive to others' needs
Westtown EPC is a close knit congregation, with a strong sense of family. Our services are a blend of traditional and contemporary. We are praying for a pastor who lives out, teaches, preaches and believes the Bible as the infallible Word of God, equipping us to live a life of service for His glory. The pastor should be spirit-filled and able to guide us in our worship and spiritual growth.
Our church grounds consist of a 200 year old sanctuary, a separate fellowship hall which includes a kitchen, pastor's study, secretary's office, and multiple Sunday school rooms. We also have a preschool that has been an outreach to our community for over 40 years. The manse is within walking distance of the church, and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an attic.
Westtown, NY is located minutes from the New Jersey and Pennsylvania borders. We are a rural, farming community with many opportunities to buy local organic products (vegetables, milk, eggs, beef). In addition, there are many recreational opportunities nearby, including skiing, hiking, and access to the Appalachian Trail. Westtown is within 20 miles of New York's newest hospital, Orange Regional Medical Center, the new Touro Medical College, as well as an excellent community college (SUNY Orange). Westtown is also located 60 miles north of New York City, and convenient to mass transportation.
Our package will include salary, manse housing and benefits. To see more about the Westtown EPC, go to www.westtownchurchny.com, or look for us on Facebook. We would also suggest that you read through our CIF (Church Information Form) which can be found on EPC.org. Click on "Ministry Staff Opportunities", then "Pastor", and scroll down to our church.
If you feel God is calling you to the EPC of Westtown, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Westtown, P.O. Box 299, Westtown, NY 10998, Attn: Pastoral Search Committee.
Thank you for your interest in our church, and we pray that God will also bless you in your search.