Covenant Pastor Position

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ContactExecutive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes
AddressBethany Presbyterian Church, Mendenhall
316 Kennett Pike
Mendenhall, PA 19357 Get Directions

Info About Opportunity

Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mendenhall, PA in Donegal Presbytery, is looking for a Covenant pastor. This position is for a part-time pastor; however, Session is willing to explore full-time ministry.

The position will begin on or about January 1, 2022.

These are the following job responsibilities:

  • Lead Sunday Worship including a children’s message, and other special/seasonal services. •Administer the sacraments of Communion and Baptism.
  • Provide calls as well as visitations (following Covid guidelines) to shut-ins and administer Communion.
  • Provide visitation (following Covid guidelines) and phone calls to the church families in their homes, hospitals, nursing homes [as time allows].
  • Make emergency hospital and other critical care visitations. (following Covid guidelines)
  • Moderate meetings of the session, congregation, and deacons.
  • Support and encourage the work of all Session committees.
  • Officiate the Weddings and Funerals of church families.
  • Oversee the process to ordain and install Ruling Elders and Deacons. Conduct new member and ongoing officer training classes.
  • Participate in the congregation’s outreach to the community
  • Attend Presbytery

The preference is for an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) Teaching Elder or a minister from a Formula of Agreement congregation.

Compensation will be negotiated based on the position status and the pastor’s experience.

Part of the compensation may be designated as housing allowance. Benefits, including participation in the (PCUSA) Board of Pensions, are negotiable depending upon the situation. Mileage reimbursement is included at the standard IRS rate. The contract will be negotiated with the Session, in consultation with the Donegal presbytery’s Connecting our Ministries Commission, and negotiated annually.

PIFs and resumes should be sent to the Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin Cox-Holmes, at . Please feel free to contact her with any questions about the position. The Pastor Search Committee will be in touch with applicants with whom they wish to arrange interviews. The position will be open until it is filled. Those who are interested are encouraged to apply immediately, as the search will be immediately active.