Senior Minister

First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, Michigan

Royal Oak, MI 48073

Denomination: Congregational

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: September 25, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The members of First Congregational Church of Royal Oak are seeking a full-time Minister who will join us on a journey to discover the meaning of the Gospel as it relates to our daily lives. This person may not have all the answers to life's theological, philosophical and moral questions but knows the important questions to ask. An individual of high character and integrity, equipped to help lead in ministry, Christian education, community outreach, and pastoral care programs that embrace shared values of faith, freedom and fellowship.

-- Organizes, coordinates and conducts the worship services of the Church.
-- Presents well-organized and inspiring sermons that are relevant and meaningfully connect to
the congregation.
-- Administers and conducts the traditional religious rites of the Church, i.e., baptisms,
communion, weddings, funerals and the reception of new members.
-- Assisted by a team of lay Pastoral Care Ministers (PCMs), provides supportive pastoral care,
extending a warm and compassionate attitude toward all members and friends of the Church.
-- Offers spiritual guidance to those who are faced with personal difficulties.
-- Helps create awareness and interest in our Church and promotes new membership.
-- Provides effective direction to the leaders of the youth and to youth programs.
-- Makes meaningful suggestions and contributions to all aspects of Christian education in the
life of the the Church.
-- Conducts covenant classes for the youth and coordinates new membership classes.
-- Supports Christian outreach by encouraging all members of the congregation to participate in
activities addressing social concerns.
-- Engages fully in the life of the faith community by attending a variety of church sponsored
programs and events, building relationships with members from all age groups.
-- Meets regularly with the Deacons, the Church Council, and all other lay leaders of FCC, to
provide strong, creative leadership and direction.
-- Supervises and engages in team building of the FCC staff, endeavoring to maintain a positive
attitude and a harmonious relationship among all employees.

About First Congregational Church of Royal Oak, Michigan:

-- As a non-denominational, free church, we begin with and build upon the Bible but trust the
informed conscience of the individual to determine the way he or she will understand and
implement Christ's command to love and serve God and neighbor.
-- FCC is an open and affirming church.
-- We adhere to democratic principles of decision-making, operating under established bylaws.
-- Our congregation recognizes the importance of fellowship on all levels, within our own church
as well as in outreach to others in the local community.
-- In addition to the Minister position, paid staff includes a full-time Minister of Music, a Business
Manager and a Director of Family Ministries (currently vacant).
-- We enjoy strong programs in music, youth education, and Christian outreach.
-- Annual operating budget is approximately $242,000; current endowment of $841,000.
-- Additional information on our website:

Job Qualifications:

College and seminary degree or the equivalent, and ordained minister status (or qualifying for ordination).
Personal and character attributes of honesty, trust, integrity, kindness, and compassion for others.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Minister
Time Type:
Full Time
$60,000 -70,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Kathy Peterson
1314 Northwood Blvd.
Royal Oak
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