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Full Time Pastor

The First Church of Evans
Posted: 02/21/2022
Salary/Range: TBD
Derby, NY

Full Time -Pastor Position

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
Submit documents in PDF format only to:

To Apply: Carl Mende