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Temporary Supply Position
Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a progressive, welcoming, Spanish-English bilingual, multicultural, urban church that is deeply committed to justice, seeking a Temporary Part Time Supply Position .
Preaching & worship (28 hours/month)
o Preach 3 Sundays a month
o Manage overall preaching schedule
o Participate in Sunday Worship, assist in coordination, logistics, etc.
o Engage people in conversation in the Convivio Following the Sunday Service.
Staff Meetings (8 hours/month)
o Participate in weekly general staff and worship meetings. Tuesdays 11:15 -12:30.
Deacons (6 hours/month)
o Serves as pastoral liaison to the deacons
o Follows up on deacon requests
Men’s Group (2 hours/month)
o Give leadership to this ministry through support, guidance to lay leadership (not necessarily leading the group meetings/activities)
Weddings and Funerals – Infrequent
o Officiate English weddings and pre-marital counseling as needed
o Officiate English funerals and make clergy arrangements for Spanish funerals.
1. Formal Biblical & theological training in the Reformed Tradition
2. Resonance with Immanuel’s Mission and Values (see attached)
3. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus but not required.
- Temporary, Part-time, 46 hours per month.
- Monthly stipend of $1,000.00 USD
Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Immanuel’s Mission and Values
Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a diverse community seeking to experience and demonstrate the love of Christ by serving God and bearing witness to hope.
Relationship with God: We seek to know God intimately, to strengthen our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to grow under the guidance of the Holy Spirit both as individuals and as a community in our journey together.
Word & Worship: Our life is grounded in God’s Living Word as we experience it in worship and express it in our work. As others stretch us into new ways of being engaged by God’s Word, the truth sets all of us free.
Relationships: Our actions emerge from healthy relationships that both celebrate and face the challenges of our diversity. The experiences, perspectives and voices of each generation are essential to the vitality to our community.
Hospitality: We welcome all, and strive to include, respect and affirm each individual. Heeding God’s call, we seek to discern injustice in our midst, and we stand together to work with those who seek justice, inclusion and reconciliation.
Creativity: We encourage creativity, risk and experimentation. We delight in the resulting expressions of beauty and newness.
God’s Gifts: We help each other discover and exercise our God-given gifts to the fullest. We savor an environment where everybody’s creativity and inspiration can flourish.
Key theological issues of the church and society that are reflected in the ministry of the congregation/organization:
Within the past three years, Immanuel Presbyterian Church has undertaken two controversial initiatives which have had considerable impact on our congregation’s ministry.
In 2007, Immanuel joined the New Sanctuary Movement, a grassroots interfaith group of congregations committed to justice for undocumented immigrants. Immanuel currently houses within its walls an active deacon who is subject to a federal order of deportation. Immanuel’s leadership and members regularly participate in advocacy activities directed to the upholding the civil rights of the undocumented, embracing radical hospitality, including the biblical call to welcome “the widow, the orphan, and the foreigner” in our midst.
In 2008, Immanuel became a “More Light” church, making public its historic welcome of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals (GLBT) into full participation in its life, ministry and witness. More Light Presbyterians seeks to ensure justice for GLBT persons, both within and outside the church. GLBT persons occupy key posts in Immanuel’s leadership, reflecting the diversity of God’s creation and the gracious welcome of all into Christ’s Church.