Transitional Pastor Postion - West Grove

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AddressWest Grove Presbyterian Church
139 West Evergreen Street
West Grove, PA 19390 Get Directions

Info About Opportunity

The West Grove Presbyterian Church in West Grove, PA in Donegal Presbytery, is looking for a transitional pastor.  Simultaneously, the West Grove Presbyterian Church is searching for a full-time installed pastor, for which the transitional pastor may apply.

The position will begin September 1, 2019, with the first Sunday in the pulpit on September 8, 2019.

These are the following job responsibilities:

  • Lead the Session and congregation in a time of transition
  • Moderate meetings of the Session and congregation
  • Lead Sunday Worship, including the 9am First Mobile Church service ( , as well as a children's message and other special/seasonal services
  • Administer the sacraments of Baptism, the Lord's Supper, Weddings, and Funerals of church families
  • Oversee the process to ordain and install Ruling Elders and Deacons
  • Provide pastoral care and visitation as needed
  • Attend Presbytery meetings
  • Conduct new member and officer training classes when needed
  • Work with committees as negotiated in the time frame

Terms of the call, including the term, are negotiable. The length of the contract will include a 30-day termination notification on either side.

The successful applicant will be an ordained Presbyterian PC(USA) Teaching Elder or from a Formula of Agreement congregation. Compensation will be negotiated from Presbytery minimum, with a housing allowance available. Benefits are negotiable depending upon the situation and 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.

PIFs and resumes should be sent to the Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Erin S. Cox-Holmes, at . Please feel free to contact her with any questions about the position. The Transitional 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.