Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis
Job Title: Community Chaplain
Salary: $15,000.00 per annum, 20 hrs. per week
Department: Pastoral Staff
Reports To: Senior Pastor
Date of Employment: September 15, 2013 with flexibility for the right candidate
SUMMARY: This is an ideal position for anyone looking to share their gifts for spiritual companioning in a progressive and inclusive church. We are creating a position for a chaplain to train and support our volunteer congregational care team and prayer partners, and who will become a trusted pastoral presence within the communities we serve. A key part of this role is to manage the church’s pastoral care needs with professionalism, wisdom and sensitivity. We also hope that our chaplain will be a gifted spiritual director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field pastoral care requests and needs; Mentor, train and support our Congregational Care Ministry Team; Provide Sunday care support around services; Staff liaison for Holy Union, marriage, funeral, and baptism requests; Offer Spiritual Direction as capacities allow, including spiritual retreats and sessions.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field; Master of Divinity preferred
Documented CPE units
3-5 years of professional chaplaincy or pastoral experience.
Driver’s License and Car
Ability to sustain emotionally stressful situations
Flexible schedule as required, primarily Sun-Thurs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: MCCGSL is a not-for-profit, inclusive faith organization and 501(c)3 entity with a mission for social engagement, human rights advocacy and spiritual development. We affirm and embrace people of all sexual orientations, genders, abilities, and cultures. We have a large, multi-purpose building and parking lot on South Broadway in Soulard, St. Louis, MO. WiFi is available. Non-smoking. You will have free off-street parking, secure building entrance and comprehensive security system, and secure office space with necessary computer equipment and software provided. You would be joining a staff of six other full- and part-time employees.
TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter, resume and three recent professional references to Rev. Pressley Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org. The successful applicant will be required to submit a current Criminal Background Report before employment.