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As you enter the hamlet of Lawyersville, you are welcomed by our country church which sits as a focal point on the highway curving around the village green. In addition to the church and parsonage, our small village is comprised of a cluster of houses, businesses, and farms that have been here for decades, as well as new ones that have been built in recent years.

 

Since our current pastor announced his plans to retire, we look forward to welcoming a new leader who will be inviting and reinvigorating to all. We are a missional church in the way we as a congregation serve the local community. We welcome new ideas of how to do that while emphasizing the preaching of the Word. We try to exhibit Christ’s love through our actions both as individuals and as a congregation.

As disciples of Christ, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to join together to worship God, to study His Word, and to use our gifts to extend God’s grace and love to others. Our vision is to care for and support the whole congregation in our church, those who attend regularly, those who have drifted away and need encouragement to return, and those who have not yet heard the message of our risen Christ.

We wish to maintain some of our conservative Reformed values and parts of the order of service that provide comfort in their traditions. However, we realize that we need to move forward while we preserve our different points of view as we work together.

If you are looking for a full time or part time position as Minister of Word and Sacrament in an upstate New York rural setting, Lawyersville Reformed Church is the church for you.

 

Please review our profile and respond ASAP. Click the title above for the Church Profile.

Contact if interested or have any questions:

Millie Wiegand - milliew969@gmail.com 

LRC Search Committee Secretary

John Frisch - frischfamily7@gmail.com

Chair of Search Committee

George Stanton - gstanton1968@gmail.com

Vice President of Consistory

 

Job Description

General Lawyersville Description

Niskayuna Reformed Church - Minister

The gathering of God’s people that is Niskayuna Reformed Church began in 1750. We are a community of people seeking to be of service to each other and to our world through the encouragement of God’s Spirit and the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We offer many opportunities for worship, friendship, personal growth, and service.  During the 272 years and continuing today NRC lives out of awareness – both of our traditions and of the needs of the current moment.  We are seeking a pastor to be aware along with us on the journey.

NRC Church Profile is available by contacting rettz1@gmail.com

Bellevue Reformed Church (BRC) is searching for a dependable, compassionate, and creative individual who is aligned with the theology of the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to offering a welcoming and affirming space for all in the community, and seek an individual who is inclusive of all peoples, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. We are also seeking someone who is passionate and committed to serving our neighbors through mission work.  The Pastor embodies the characteristics our church values: theology and faith, empathy, adaptability, strong work ethic, and a commitment to social justice.

Bellevue Reformed Church’s mission is to welcome our neighbors to life in God’s kingdom. Our vision is to be a growing community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, who bear witness through our words and actions to the good news of God’s reconciling love and his desire to restore all things through Christ.

Learn more about BRC and see if it may be the right fit for your next role:

View our Church Profile by clicking on the link above.

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Please send your information to BelRefSearch@gmail.com to be considered for this position.

We are seeking a spiritual leader to the members of our congregation at the Ghent Reformed Church located in Ghent, New York. We are looking for a 3/4 time, shared or bi-vocational pastor.  The position will consist of at least 29 hours per week. The Ghent Reformed Church does have a parsonage to be included in lieu of housing costs.

 

From 2 Timothy 4:2, "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction."

  • Education Requirements: Seminary Educated in The Reformed Church Tradition

  • Preaching and Teaching: Primary Preacher for worship, Administering sacraments, Baptisms, Communion, Active in Sunday School

  • Strategic Leadership and Planning: Monitor spiritual growth of the congregation, Ensuring Sunday School Program is effectively educating the children

  • Administration: Oversee pastoral needs of the congregation and when necessary provide: Counseling, Home visits, Hospital, Nursing home and Adult home visits, Perform weddings, Perform funerals/memorial service, Supervise office manager and any other staff of the church, Oversee development and adherence to church policies and procedures, Prepare and lead consistory meetings once a month

The contact person is Adele Schertel and she can be reached at 518-828-5946 and by email at Ghent.ref.church@gmail.com

Scotia Reformed is looking to hire a Director of Education Ministries.

Highlights:

  • 25 hrs/week, pay is commensurate with experience working with children and families and adult volunteers

  • Coordinate Sunday school classes with adult volunteers

  • Coordinate adult education opportunities

  • Curriculum selection or build in partnership with Pastor and Education Council

  • Leading Youth Group meetings (6-12th grade)

 

Full posting and job description are attached, and a complete job description is also available at https://firstreformedscotia.org/

 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Vicki Hayner, Church Manager at First Reformed Church of Scotia

churchmanager@firstreformedscotia.org

Or mail to:

Vicki Hayner

First Reformed Church of Scotia

224 N. Ballston Avenue

Scotia, New York 12302

Old Saratoga Reformed Church in Schuylerville New York is looking for a new pastor. They are looking for a minister who wants to become part of their church family and community. They are looking for a Pastor not just a minister. One of the members of their local Ecumenical Clergy Group recently wrote about the difference between the two stating that, "To call someone pastor means you trust them with your spiritual growth and well-being. You call them that because you know they will care about you and help you become what God called you to be.”  

 

Any interested candidates should contact our Search Committee Chairperson, Christine Garney, at 518 695-6638 or cgarney1@nycap.rr.com or at the church’s address. All of our contact information is included at the beginning of the profile following the cover letter.

Church Profile and Open Letter to Potential Candidates.

The senior minister serves the congregation as a minister of Word and Sacrament and as head of the ministry team. They have supervisory responsibility for the entire life and mission of First Reformed Church (FRC) and the Church's various ministries to members, friends, the community and wider world. The senior minister has direct, primary responsibility for the Church's worship, administration, and outreach. The senior minister presides over the collegial and collaborative ministry team which includes the other ministers and professional staff of the church. 

The senior minister is ordained with the Master of Divinity degree or equivalent and significant additional education and experience in their areas of primary responsibility. Ordination by a denomination that follows the reformed tradition and membership in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) is preferred, but ordination and membership in other denominations may also be acceptable.

 

Demonstrated abilities as a preacher, administrator, and leader in community ministries are required. 

The senior minister is finally accountable to the Classis of Schenectady, RCA. They work under the supervision of the board of elders and the consistory, which conducts an annual performance review implemented by the senior elders. 

Ordination by a denomination that follows the reformed tradition and membership in the Reformed Church in America (RCA) is preferred, but ordination and membership in other denominations may also be acceptable. 

Primary responsibilities will include: Worship, Administration, Pastoral Care, Education and Greater Community Care.

Please click the link above for full job description.

Contact: Search Committee Co-chairs: James Gonda 607-765-5349,  Becky Mason 518-779-4315 Email: frcpastoralsearch@gmail.com

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Job Description

Church Website.

Chaplain for the New York State Department of Corrections & Community Supervision

Seasoned Protestant Clergy are needed to provide ministry within the New York State Prison System throughout the NY State. These are full and part-time positions offering a good salary, benefits, holidays, flexible hours, and retirement.

 

The New York State Council of Churches certifies candidates and then forwards them to NYS DOCCS for interviewing and hiring.

 

For certification criteria and an application go to www.nysoc.org and if you have questions, feel free to contact Reverend Peter Cook, Executive Director at Pcook@nyscoc.org or 508-380-8289.

Second Reformed Church of Coxsackie - Full-time Pastor

The congregation of Second Reformed Church is a welcoming body of faithful Christians who are eager to hear the Word of God and are trying to live as He commanded. The Village of Coxsackie is in a beautiful location on the Hudson River. Several projects are currently underway within the village which will attract growth and new residents. We are anxious to see that our church is prepared to welcome new people and embrace them as they seek a place of worship. We have several congregants who are skilled at teaching young people as well as others who enjoy studying the Word of God. We are anxious to find a full-time pastor who would like to join us and lead our congregation in our quest to follow the path that our Lord and Savior has set before us.  If you are interested in applying for the position at our church, please send us your resume and profile.  


Jeremiah 29:11– “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope, and a future.”


Please contact our Search Committee Co-Chairs, Sharon Swan and Stephen Hanse, at psc2ndreformed@gmail.com if you would like a copy of our church profile, an information packet, or if you have any other questions. We look forward to hearing from you!