Shepherd Wanted in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Union Church of San Juan, an English-speaking church, is searching for an ordained minister of a mainline Christian denomination. We are a well-established, independent, interdenominational, Christian church serving from 60 to 100 worshippers a week. Our
formal Sunday worship service has been historically traditional and liturgical, and held in a relaxed and relational atmosphere. At least five years’ experience as a pastor, outstanding academic background, excellent preaching, and strong pastoral abilities
are required. Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage. Recordings (audio, video and/or photographs) are welcomed. Our website is www.ucsanjuan.org. Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or Union Church of San Juan 2310 Laurel St., Punta Las Marias
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00913 Tel. (787) 726-0280 1 Tim. 3:1-5
The Union Church of San Juan is actively seeking a Pastor, who must be an experienced, Ordained Minister of a Mainline Protestant denomination.
The Union Church is a 98-year-old independent, self-supporting, interdenominational, congregational church. We are noted on the island as a bastion of classic ecclesiastical choral and instrumental music. The manse is a condominium apartment adjacent to
the church, one block away from the beach with a view of the ocean.
The church’s mission statement reads:
“The mission of the Union Church of San Juan is to unite all those who, believing in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, wish to witness to what He is doing in and for the world and to serve Him in ministry to the spiritual, intellectual, and social needs of
the community and island, with worship services in English: to be an agent of reconciliation where differences in language, culture, and custom might otherwise divide, to be a force for good in the larger world community, joining with and supporting the efforts
of sister churches in Puerto Rico and abroad.”
The church was originally founded by Presbyterians and Methodists, and we embrace all those of Christian faith and those seeking Christ as their Savior. Our congregation is composed of worshipers from all walks of life and diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Worship services and meetings are conducted in English.
Our formal Sunday worship service has been historically traditional and liturgical, and held in a relaxed and relational atmosphere. The understood function of this service is to raise the consciousness of the worshipper from the mundane world to communion
with the Divine.
Average attendance at our Sunday morning worship service is from 60 to 100 people on regular Sundays, and more on the first Sunday of the month when communion is celebrated. We are a stable and welcoming church community with many outreach ministries and
are always seeking more. Our Christian Education programs include Children’s Church, Youth Group, and adult Bible studies.
The Union Church Council is the policy making body of the Church and leads the church, with the elected officers forming the executive committee and elected chairpersons of the committees that carry out the work of the church forming the remaining members.
The Pastor is an ex-oficio member of the council and Spiritual Leader of the Church. The Church employs an administrative assistant and a music director/organist.
The qualities we are looking for in our New Pastor include the following:
- Traditional Biblical knowledge and the ability to communicate how our Christian faith, through the lessons taught in the Bible, can help us today to understand and deal with the daily problems which we encounter and witness in Puerto Rico and the world
- Mainstream Protestant beliefs and a mature faith
- At least five years’ experience as a pastor
- Experience in uniting people with a wide range of theological understanding, education, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds
- Strong pastoral counseling skills
- Experience in developing children’s, youth, and adult Christian Education programs.
- Interest and knowledge in music a plus
- Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage