Saugatuck Congregational Church (SCC) is a vibrant, active community of people who gather to worship, learn, work, and play together. Our doors, congregation, and communion table are open to all. Our vision is to be a community of Christ, welcoming all people, learning to love and serve God and neighbor. We believe that God loves everyone unconditionally and is present with and through us. Saugatuck is proud to be an Open and Affirming congregation.
Our congregation consists of approximately 180 members, 40% of whom attend services actively and participate in the life of the church. We have begun rebuilding after Covid and welcomed 8 new members in 2023, with more families pending the next Member Sunday. We are known for our inclusive, welcoming environment, our love for children that extends beyond our congregation, our passion for social and environmental justice, our celebration of music and fine arts, and our active engagement in missions.
We are looking for a compassionate, experienced, and skilled interim pastor to help us grieve, reflect, and discern who we have been, who we are now, and who God is calling us to be. The successful candidate will be called to help us navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with pastoral transition.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate spiritual leadership and pastoral care, the ability to build bridges and heal conflict, knowledge of governance and lay leader best practices, a fierce commitment to inclusivity, and keen observational skills to help us see ourselves and our mission with fresh eyes. We offer a dedicated congregation, a beautiful and well-maintained church facility equipped with modern technology for worship services and events, competitive total compensation package commensurate with experience, and the opportunity to make a significant impact on a faith community dedicated to growing in grace and love.