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Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:30

Part-time Pastor Position - Olivet Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids

Olivet Presbyterian Church of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a part-time (~18 hours per week) Pastor. Olivet is a Church in Mission to the greater Cedar Rapids community.

Our ideal pastor will be able to:

  •  Encourage the Olivet congregation in the worship and service of God; to equip and enable them for their tasks within the church and their mission to the world.
  • Minister to the spiritual needs of the people by increasing the awareness of the power, presence, and purpose of God.
  • Share in the Church’s ministries of empathy, witness, and service.
  • Devote special attention to the poor, the sick, the troubled, and the dying;
  • Possess the qualities of being friendly, honest, open, caring, trustworthy, and faithful.
  • Effectively lead Sunday Worship services, weddings, funerals, and all additional special worship service events which are in accordance with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • Provide guidance and leadership to staff and volunteers of Olivet Church.
  • Perform as an effective moderator of Session and of congregational meetings.
  • Effectively communicate with committees and committee chairpersons when requested.

Characteristics and Qualifications:

The Olivet Pastor shall be

  • welcoming, friendly and honest;
  • shall have the ability and desire to work with and welcome diverse populations;
  • shall be biblically literate and trustworthy; and be able to maintain a sense of humor.

This Part-time position consists of:

  • worship preparation and leadership,
  • sermon preparation and delivery,
  • moderation of Session and Congregational meetings,
  • engagement in after-worship fellowship,
  • routine pastoral calls (hospital and emergencies).

Applications for this position should be sent via email (preferred) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Or to:

Carol Horning, Clerk of Session
504 B Avenue NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

Applications should include a current PIF and a cover letter indicating your sense of being called to this position.