Ministry Opportunity

Colorado Springs First Friends Church is seeking a part-time pastor.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in the job to Merle Clowe, clerk of the pastor search committee, at scrubbyjr@gmail.com.

PASTORAL JOB DESCRIPTION (PART-TIME) Colorado Springs First Friends Meeting 2021

The First Friends Church of Colorado Springs exists to Love, Mend, Train, and Send God’s people as we receive or connect with them. We like to call this our DNA as we develop ideas for more effective ministry.

We support one another in prayer as we love, mend, train, and send. Our worship services include a Prayer and Praise time for sharing testimonies of praise as well as prayer for those in need. Open worship is also a major part of our worship experience. A weekly email prayer chain and other avenues of support that are available to our Friends community.

The First Friends community thrives when we share by way of small groups sessions, worship, and fellowship within the framework of our ministry. We see effective ministry within our church family as we engage in small groups for study, fellowship, and mutual minded outreach efforts.

Loving inclusion with the intent of integration into the body of Christ is the foundation of our programming, structure, and outreach. It is always our hope to welcome new people into our family of Friends as we function within our DNA, and ministry structure.

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of this job, in harmony with the Executive Board and with agreement with the RMYM Faith and Practice, is to help develop and maintain a spiritually vital ministry within the church. This will include the normal duties of pulpit ministry and coordination of the vision and ministry practices of First Friends. The concept would be to equip the body to function in ministry in the manner of Ephesians 4:12.

Duties:
Worship Services

The Pastor in cooperation with the “Worship team,” for the overall planning and coordination of the worship service, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit to set high spiritual standards in keeping with the Evangelical Friends’ perspective in worship. The concept is again to employ the giftedness of those of our fellowship to “partner” together in worship and church life ministries.

Congregational Care

The Pastor in overall cooperation with the “care team” for visitation, hospital calling, counseling (as gifted), and visitor follow-up, along with the assistance of other members of the Executive Council.

Developing the Ministry

The Pastor shall engage in activities that help equip, partner with, and encourage members of the congregation to minister both inside and outside the church, through sermons and other regularly scheduled activities. By keeping in close contact with the secretary, he/she will be aware of all church activities, ensuring an up-to-date church calendar is maintained.

Committees

The Pastor shall meet regularly with the Executive Board. The Pastor serves as a resource in support the other teams and committees of the church as appropriate. The pastor is to be the local church representative to the RMYM Elder Board.

Compensation

This position is part-time on a monthly salary. The expectation of hours is approximately 20 per week, including Sunday Service(s). A parsonage is not available, and housing will need to be worked out between the pastor, Executive Board, and Trustees.

Please submit resumes, contact information, and questions to Merle Clowe at scrubbyjr@gmail.com or (719) 271-4501 (leave message)

Deadline for resume submission July 31, 2021