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Part-Time Supply Pastor, First Congregational/United Church of Christ, Ashland, OR

Supply Pastor (Part-Time)

First Congregational UCC of Ashland is looking for a part-time pastor to bridge the staffing gap between our Associate Minister’s departure June 30 and our next staffing configuration. We anticipate this being a 2-3-month position, beginning as early as July 1, 2019.

We are a progressive Protestant Christian community of faith and service. Central to our faith is our belief that Christ calls us to participate in God’s reign of justice, peace, and compassion on earth. Through ministries that are Transforming, Reconciling and Equipping, we are “together following Jesus on the Way of Radical Love.”

Candidates will demonstrate a shared commitment to extravagant welcome, justice and equity, as our church is a spiritual home for beautifully diverse groups of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or class.

The Part-Time Supply Pastor is a transitional pastoral position that bridges the gap between the retirement of our Associate Minister June 30, 2019, and whatever staffing configuration is determined will be needed to fill the resulting staffing vacancies. The Supply Pastor will supplement the professional pastoral ministry of the church.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position will be part-time, 15-20 hours per week, during July and August 2019.

  • Shares in the pastoral care ministry, including being on-call for pastoral emergencies when the Senior Minister is away for vacation and continuing education; • Supports Sunday morning worship services, assisting guest preachers with prayers, readings, etc., as needed;
  • Preaches 1 or 2 times, depending on availability and desire; • Supports the Children & Youth Educator in their Sunday morning (Downstairs Church) programming needs, resourcing where needed;

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ordination and/or authorized ministerial standing in a denomination of the Christian tradition (will consider Members-in-Discernment and/or seminary interns); • LGBTQI+ inclusive, affirming and celebratory;
  • Grounded in the story and the community of Jesus; at the same time able to support and equip others in a community of diverse theological experiences and vocabularies

This is an at-will position and is supervised by the Senior Minister.

To apply, please email 1) resume and 2) cover letter describing why you would be a good fit to:
Rev. Christina Kukuk, Senior Minister, ashlanduccpastor@gmail.com

(Put “Supply Pastor Search” in the subject line.)

Or Mail to: “Supply Pastor Search” UCC Ashland, 717 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520

Priority given to applications received by June 30, 2019. Open until filled.