With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 400 staff members in several national entities: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, and Presbyterian Women.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
To provide strategic and tactical leadership, training, and networking for the PC(USA) as it relates to the full breadth of the call process, including call to ministry and leadership, so that all levels of the denomination and its church-related organizations have adequate, appropriate, and effective leadership.
1. Provide training, consultation, coaching, and networks for supporting calls to ministry and leadership with primary attention to a partnership with mid councils. Provide support to presbyteries as they work with calling organizations and call seekers in transition and various forms and ministry, giving particular attention to both organizations and individuals who have difficulty in the call process.
2. Oversee, in partnership with Director of Mid Council Ministries and CLC Consultant(s), the innovation of call process support and the Church Leadership Connection (CLC) system to increase effectiveness and impact of the call process support area.
3. In partnership with the staff of Constitutional Interpretation, resource presbyteries as they perform the functions traditionally performed by Committees and Commissions on Ministry as a pastor, counselor, and advisor for their pastors and congregations, including addressing issues and questions related to the Constitution and COM functions, as well as the issue of healthy leaders.
4. Guide and equip CLC Consultant(s), other appropriate staff, and resources, and oversee the database system (CLC) and related policies and procedures to ensure knowledge, compliance, and good practice in supporting call processes.
5. Develop resources, including content for the website and equip.pcusa.org, and other electronic and/or print media as appropriate, to support, equip, and empower mid councils, their committees, calling organizations, and call seekers to participate more fully and knowledgeable in the call process.
6. Lead the call process-related events (i.e., Face to Face) to help mid councils and calling organizations to connect, engage, and discern calls with call seekers.
7. Collaborate with colleagues from OGA and other GA agencies and mid councils to support the ministries of teaching elders and their call to ministry.
8. Collaborate with other staff of Mid Council Ministries to resource presbyteries, with particular attention to matters of leadership for congregations.
9. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Mid Council Ministries or the Stated Clerk.
- College degree. Graduate degree from a Presbyterian seminary preferred.
- Active member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with understanding of, and commitment to, the basic principles of Presbyterian polity, theology, and practice;
- A person of mature faith in Jesus Christ and an enthusiastic commitment to the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.);
- Experience with the PC(USA) call system and presbytery ministry committees/commissions;
- Ability to work in a consultative and collaborative style within and across the denomination;
- Experience developing resources and training programs;
- Fluency in English with strong spoken and written communication skills;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality;
- Demonstrated strong technical skills including web applications and the ability to update skills as needed;
- Demonstrated cultural proficiency;
- Ability to effectively manage interpersonal relationships.
- Ability to do extensive computer work and travel carrying computer equipment.
- Fluency in Spanish and/or Korean a plus
- Experience with coaching, spiritual formation/direction/discernment, and mentoring
- Proficiency with the English language required; proficiency in one or more additional languages strongly preferred.
We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.
Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.
This job reports to the Director of Mid Council Ministries
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 1