First Church of Evans

Derby, NY 14047

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: June 23, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The First Church of Evans is seeking to fill the position of full-time Pastor. The First Church of Evans is a non-denominational and congregationally governed community church of 60-65 average attendance founded over 200 years ago and is located in a small town setting in Derby, NY, approximately 25 miles south of Buffalo, NY.

Ministerial status and qualifications will include:
- must hold a degree from an accredited seminary or Bible college
- must be an ordained and/or licensed minister
- must have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience as a lead or senior pastor or commensurate position or very exceptional experience as an associate pastor
- must be in agreement with our church's Statement of Faith
- must have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

The duties of the Pastor will include:
- coordinating with the church secretary to prepare a weekly bulletin
- completing an Order of Worship for Sunday service
- preaching the weekly sermon on Sunday mornings
- conducting a weekly adult Bible study
- teaching a weekly Sunday School class
- preparing a devotional article for the monthly newsletter
- administering the Sacraments of Communion and Baptism
- officiating at all weddings, funerals and other ceremonial occasions as needed
- responsible for the recording of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, admissions and dismissions
- participating in community organizations, such as The Lake Shore Association of Christian Churches and the International Council of Community Churches to develop relationships with area churches and Christ-centered ministries to proactively serve our community and share the gospel of Jesus Christ
- sits on the Board of Directors of the Steepleview Housing Corporation, a residential facility for disabled and elderly, sponsored by The First Church of Evans. Additional responsibilities may also include communion services at the facility and/or tenant-relations meetings, etc.
- works with deacons on visitations to address the physical and spiritual needs of individuals
- serves as an ex-officio member of all church committees and as a non-voting member and spiritual advisor at all monthly church council meetings
- provides pastoral counseling to help members deal with personal issues

If interested in this position, please submit the following:
cover letter that includes salary expectation, a little bit about you and why you believe God is calling you to apply for this ministry
current resume (including email address and contact telephone numbers)
personal Statement of Faith
submit three personal and two professional (minister/pastor) letters of reference
copy of Ministerial License and/or Certificate of Ordination

Information may be submitted to:
The First Church of Evans
PO Box 364
Derby, NY 14047
Attn: Carl Mende, Search Committee Chairman -or-
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Carl Mende
7431 Erie Rd
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