Positions Available

Erin Presbyterian Church –

Nursery Worker/Coordinator

Compensation: $15 per hour

Hours: Required attendance (except as noted in Attendance Policies) on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. May also be asked to provide childcare for meetings and special church events on an as-needed basis.

Physical Requirements: 1) able to lift up to 40 pounds, 2) able to get up and down on floor to work with children, 3) able to safely escort children from the building in an emergency.

Reports to: Director of Family Ministries

Purpose of the job: As Nursery Worker/Coordinator: 1) to provide nurturing childcare and a positive and consistent learning environment for young children, 2) to ensure adequate coverage of the nursery whenever open, 3) to assist in ensuring that all nursery workers meet expectations

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
1. Primary care provider for infants through elementary school age
2. Provides an age-appropriate Bible-based lesson for toddlers during the Sunday School or worship hour; curriculum will be provided.
3. Exhibits dependability in attendance and follows attendance policy
4. Shows a caring attitude toward children
5. Engages easily with children
6. Communicates well with parents of children
7. Follows all nursery worker policies and procedures, including procedures for “opening the nursery” and “closing the nursery” as well as health and safety guidelines
8. Works as a team member within the Erin childcare system, including work with other staff, nursery volunteers and volunteer leaders
9. Seeks to enhance the nursery experience for children and their parents through providing suggestions for improvement
10. Serves as a good representative of Erin church, displaying sensitivity, courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion

Coordinator Functions/Responsibilities:
11. Coordinates scheduling of workers to achieve appropriate coverage when childcare is offered
12. Helps train and monitors nursery workers’ implementation of policies and procedures
13. Maintains emergency contact and critical medical information form for all children who are cared for in the nursery.
14. Attends Discipleship team meetings monthly, or submit a written report if unable to attend.

Qualifications:
Experience: Professional childcare experience required. Certificate: First Aid certification and background check required.

Click here to apply: https://www.erinpresbyterian.org/jobs-available/

 

Rivermont Presbyterian Church –

Part-time Youth Director

Principal Focus: To direct the Church Youth Ministry working with middle school and high school youth (6th – 12th grades)

Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
– Church leadership (staff or volunteer)
– Small group leadership

Supervision: The Director of Youth Ministries shall be supervised primarily by the senior pastor and secondarily by the Youth Ministry Team.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week/weekend

– Sunday morning and Sunday evening as well as some hours during the week
SALARY: $9,000 per year

Specific Duties:
– In conjunction with the youth ministry team, pastors, and Director of Music and the Arts, plan youth programming for middle school and high school
– Lead and/or facilitate Sunday evening youth group
– Recruit members to support and lead youth programming (youth advisors, SS teachers)
– Assist and prepare youth to participate in Sunday worship
– Plan Sunday School programming (curriculum, benchmarks)
– Recruit members to support and lead youth programming (youth advisors, Sunday school teachers)
– Attend Youth Ministry Team meetings
Engage with youth and families in their community
– Plan and coordinate youth outings and Presbytery-wide events
– Communicate with parents, youth, and congregation via newsletter, bulletin, constant contact, social media
– Attend church staff meetings

Rivermont Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) welcomes all people into the church and is open an affirming to the ordination of all men and women.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $9,000.00 per year

Benefits: Flexible schedule

Schedule: Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville

Director of Family Faith Formation

Purpose
The Director of Family Faith Formation will engage, equip, and empower the church family of First Presbyterian Church to lead Christ-centered lives, to be active participants in the body of Christ, and to further the church’s mission of serving for Christ in the heart of Knoxville and around the world, while remaining true to the Reformed tradition. It is the belief of the body of Christ at First Presbyterian Church that lasting faith begins in the heart, moves to the head, and is nurtured and developed through regular individual, family, and corporate faith practices. First Presbyterian Church is a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Working in collaboration with First Presbyterian Church’s pastoral staff, Christian Education committee, church staff, and ministry volunteers, the Family Faith Formation Director will be responsible for all initiatives, programs, and activities that model, demonstrate, and teach faith practices to children, youth, parents, and the church family as a whole.

Reporting and Relationships
The Director of Family Faith Formation is a full time job and reports directly to the Associate Pastor. Family Faith Formation initiatives, programs, and activities will be designed and implemented in collaboration with the Pastoral Staff and the Christian Education Committee. Any staff or interns serving in a Family Faith Formation capacity will report directly to the Director of Family Faith Formation.

Responsibilities
The Director of Family Faith Formation will primarily oversee and implement Family Faith Formation initiatives, programs, and activities for children, youth, and families utilizing an intergenerational model. Children and youth are defined as nursery to high school age participants. The Director of Family Faith Formation will also directly supervise any Family Faith Formation staff serving children, youth, and adults.
● Cultivates Christ-centered relationships that lead to the growth and sustainability of the Family Faith Formation ministry. Ministry growth and sustainability will include increased participation of children, youth, and parents, as well as recruitment, development, and retention of Faith Formation volunteer leaders.
● Develops Family Faith Formation curriculums that are engaging and transformational for the entire body of Christ at First Presbyterian Church.
● Equips and empowers parents to teach, model, and demonstrate faith practices within their homes through educational resources, training, and support.
● Works collaboratively with church staff and committees to develop creative ways to engage children, youth, and their families in church-wide ministries and worship opportunities. This includes coordination of missions projects, liturgical family ministry events (i.e. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.), special family ministry events (i.e. Third Grade Bibles, Confirmation, Youth Sunday, etc.), and composition and distribution of related devotional materials.
● Creates intergenerational faith formation opportunities (worship, scripture study, mission work, fellowship gatherings, etc.) that draws each member of the body of Christ at First Presbyterian Church (Knoxville) into a deeper relationship with God and each
other.
● Maintains a strong commitment to personal and professional growth within the field of Family Faith Formation by regular participation in approved continuing education/professional development opportunities (i.e. Association of Partners in
Christian Education).

Characteristics
● Is able to recognize and develop the spiritual gifts of church members; and encourage them to participate in Family Faith Formation ministry volunteer roles where they will best express their spiritual gifts
● Is skilled at faith curriculum development for children, youth, and families
● Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of Reformed theology
● Is a creative, energetic, passionate, and motivated leader
● Has highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
● Has the ability to work well with a wide variety of personalities
● Is resilient, welcoming to new ideas, is not afraid of setbacks, and possess a growth mindset

Education and experience:
● Bachelor’s degree and theological education preferred
● Previous experience serving children, youth, and families preferred, particularly within a ministry setting
● Previous experience developing age-appropriate curriculums for children and youth preferred
● Previous experience with volunteer coordination preferred
● Previously served with and/or been an active member of a Reformed faith community preferred

All applicants must pass an appropriate background check, abide by any professional guidelines set forth by First Presbyterian Church’s Personnel Committee, and be dedicated to the continued implementation of the Safe Sanctuaries program. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to faithformation@fpcknox.org.

Washington Presbyterian Church

Full-time Pastor
Washington Presbyterian Church in Corryton, TN is seeking to call a full time pastor. WPC is 20 miles from downtown Knoxville. We are a very active rural church with approximately 100 members. We are seeking a pastor who will be guided by our Lord Jesus Christ to work in partnership with our Christian education programs, support our mission outreach, preach insightful sermons, and complete other pastoral tasks. He or she should have vision and creativity to affect positive change and growth and have strong collaboration and communication skills.

Get to know us at visitwpc.org.

For complete details, contact us at washingtonchurchpnc@gmail.com.

First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge

Coordinator of Children and Youth Ministries

Position overview: In conjunction with the Christian Education Committee and Youth Council, responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing activities for children and youth (birth through high school) to promote healthy friendships, spiritual development, and ministry involvement.

Accountable to: Pastor/Head of staff

Duties and responsibilities: Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
1. Plan and engage in relational ministries and activities with children, youth, their families, and volunteers.
2. Work with the pastor and congregation and integrate children and youth into the overall life of the congregation.
3. Help with recruiting and coordinating volunteers for Children’s Time and First Steps during worship.
4. Collaborate with the CE Committee to plan and coordinate church school classes.
5. Attend committee meetings as necessary to coordinate work.
6. Perform other duties as necessary or assigned by the pastor to fulfill job requirements.

Qualifications:
–Experience working with children and youth
–Ability to communicate effectively (oral, written, and social media)
–Ability and experience in organization and planning, including budgeting
–Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
–Ability to maintain confidentiality and personal boundaries
–Compatible theology with and understanding of First Presbyterian Church and the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Terms of employment: Part-time (up to 20 hours per week). Non-exempt. First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge shall not discriminate in the hiring process on the basis of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability, and shall provide all applicants a reasonably equal opportunity in the hiring process.

Contact fpcpastor@live.com for more information. 

 

Mars Hill Presbyterian Church

Full Time Minister

Mars Hill Presbyterian Church is committed to bring Glory to God by accepting people as they are, by loving them unconditionally through worship, education, ministry and involvement in our community. We will encourage them to become active in witness, caring in faith, equipping them to serve Christ in the world.

Our new pastor will be a leader for this congregation & a representative of MHPC in the community. He/she will lead worship & fellowship events & help develop & grow our youth programs.
To reach our vision & mission, our pastor should
1) Enrich & sustain the life of the church in worship
2) Preach & teach biblically based sermons that relate to the present
3) Embrace visitors & new members into the life of MHPC
4) Foster openness to new ways of ministry & service especially to attract younger members
5) Develop a culture of ongoing stewardship
6) Support & participate in our existing programs
7) Nurture members during sickness, deaths, & difficult times.
We see this role as the glue that brings together the activities our congregation currently undertakes. The pastor will lead & inspire our congregation by serving as a joyous leader who brings glory to God, helps the congregation grow their relationship with Jesus, & meets the needs of the congregation with a loving, accepting attitude & providing spiritual support. He/she must possess great Biblical knowledge, above average communication skills, & ability to teach, preach & motivate members & new Christians. Our congregation has a rich almost 200-year history & many traditions. As a shepherd of a diverse group of believers, our pastor will lead us with encouragement, prayer, communications, visitation, ministering, fellowship, & use of our gifts & resources to minister to the needs of the area & each other.

Our leader will:
1) Lead Sunday morning worship service with caring & thoughtful sermons
2) Be a strong Christian leader & teacher, good communicator, & smoothly lead communion, baptisms, weddings, funerals, & be involved in church groups
3) Work with & support church staff & volunteers
4) Visit members who are sick or unable to attend services
5) Develop & implement a program to reach new people & bring them into our church
6) Session Moderator & ex-officio of church committees; providing training for incoming Session members
7) Participate in congregational & community events to represent MHPC
8) Reach out to visitors & prospective new members successfully
9) Know the Book of Order

Our pastor should work with the congregation to generate excitement about what is happening at MHPC, & promote growth & enhance the vision of our church to the community. Our new pastor will guide & strengthen our congregation as one body worshipping Christ together, nurturing discipleship & proclaiming the Gospel. He/she will serve as a shepherd to guide us through traditional worship & support our efforts of ministry & outreach to members & the community. He/she will encourage our spiritual growth through inspirational preaching & love us through hard & trying times &good times. Our shepherd will be filled with energy, encouragement, moral integrity, loving kindness & humility. Confidences must be strictly maintained. Ability to educate with Biblically grounded theology is expected.

To read our full MIF click here

If you are interested in this position pleae email sbboyd@crescent-inc.com

First Presbyterian Church, Sevierville

Stated Supply Pastor

Presbytery of Membership: Presbytery of East Tennessee
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PASTOR
___ Lead worship and preach each Sunday
___ Administer the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
___ Moderate session and congregational meetings
___ Visit the sick and shut-in
___ Lead additional services as needed
___ Attend meetings of the Presbytery of East Tennessee

OTHER
Administrative Staff Leadership:
 Will be head of staff.
 Will provide with the Session organizational oversight for the work of the
church.
 Will assist boards and committees in carrying out their assigned tasks.
 Will work with Session to develop goals and strategies to strengthen the
church.
 Will arrange for the training of newly elected officers.

APPROXIMATE TIME AND SALARY NEGOTIABLE
20 to 30 hours per week

COMPENSATION
Cash salary – Based on Salary agreement – paid 15th & 30th each month
Housing – Based on Salary agreement – paid 15th & 30th each month
SECA – Based on Salary agreement – paid 15th & 30th each month
Total Annual Compensation to Pastor – based on salary agreement
Board of Pensions as per rule 801 – based on salary agreement

Ministry expenses reimbursed including travel at IRS approved rate, paid monthly
Vacation – 1 week per quarter
Continuing Education – 1 week every six months

CONTACT
David Youell (865)453-2581
Robert Sherrill (865)291-8766

Lake Forest Presbyterian Church

Full Time Solo Pastor

Description
As pastor, the candidate will teach through weekly sermons designed to connect the scriptures
to our community and world events. As moderator of the Session, the pastor will support,
guide, and lead in defining, planning, and implementing the various programs of our church. As
head of staff, the pastor will be in a supervisory role over all staff positions. This pastor will
provide pastoral care to members who are hospitalized or are unable to attend in-person
activities due to health concerns. The pastor will officiate weddings and funerals and will
provide both marital and individual counseling as needed.
Required Skills
Any candidate open to being called to LFPC should be a people person who can relate to
congregants of various backgrounds and viewpoints. The candidate will create an environment
that is welcoming to all of God’s children. He/She will need to be a skilled administrator and
mediator who can build and foster positive relationships with leaders of the church, the staff,
and the congregation. The pastor should recognize the immense potential of the members and
guide us to recognize and use our talents to glorify God and benefit our community and the
world.
For more information on this position, please email office@lakeforestpc.org. A Ministry
Information Form can be provided upon request.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Part-time Administrative Assistant

Description
Westminster Presbyterian Church is seeking a 20 hour/week administrative assistant to join our office team. Primary responsibilities include preparing bulletins, processing bank deposits,
maintaining church website, keeping membership records, supporting pastoral care team through weekly updates, maintaining a welcoming, professional, and efficient presence in the office, and
working closely with our office manager/bookkeeper, the pastor, and other staff colleagues. To apply, please send resume and letter of inquiry to westminsterpres@comcast.net, or call Renee Wiesehuegel, 865-584-3957 for more information.