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Black Rock Congregational Church

Pastor of Care

Black Rock Congregational Church
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Date Posted: 03/17/2009
Categories: Pastoral Care Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Essential Responsibilities

Care (90%)
* Direct and oversee the Care Ministry at Black Rock.
* Recruit, train and provide leadership to Care Ministry directors, leaders and volunteers at Black Rock who will assist in the Care Ministry.
* Supervise and direct Care Ministry administrative assistant.
* Perform hospital visitation, working in conjunction and coordination with Pastor to Senior Citizins.
* Perform homebound and nursing home visitation, service of communion, and encouragement.
* Provide emergency counseling for members or attendees of BRCC and their immediate families.
* Direct and oversee the pastoral care and counseling ministries of BRCC, including collaboration with the Black Rock Director of Christian Counseling.
* Coordinate broader counseling efforts, training, and programs with Black Rock Director of Christian Counseling.
* Conduct most funerals and weddings of BRCC members or attendees and their families
* Provide direction and oversight to BRCC’s prayer ministry
* Serve as staff liaison and support to Deacon Board.
* Provide strategic direction to the Care Ministry.
* Prepare and provide oversight to the annual Care budget.
* Coordinate and maintain a comprehensive benevolence ministry including interviewing those requesting assistance and making recommendations concerning financial assistance.

Welcome Ministry (10%)
* Recruit and provide leadership to equip Welcome Center team, greeters, ushers, and welcome booth personnel.

* Must have a loving, caring and compassionate heart
* Must have a bachelor's degree
* Must have a master's level or seminary degree in ministry or care-related training
* Must be ordained
* Must have at least five years of experience in full-time ministry
* Current jo or job held within the past five years must have demonstrably included at least 50% time spent on care responsibilities such as detailed above
* Preferably has ministered in a multiple-staff member church with an attendance in excess of 300

Functional Prerequisites
* Must have exhibited a caring and compassionate heart and a skill in providing pastoral counseling

** If interested, please send your resume to Dawn Brehm at **