Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wyncote, PA Seeks Transitional Pastor


Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wyncote, PA seeks a transitional pastor who will maintain the full functioning of the church and use their transition-specialist skills to understand the congregation’s history and assess the congregation’s current and future needs. They will help prepare the congregation for new pastoral leadership.

• Plan and lead worship services, including administering the sacraments of baptism and communion, in concert with the Worship and Music Committee
• Provide an inspiring preaching and teaching ministry
• Provide guidance, support, and oversight of the transition process
• Lead and supervise the Church staff in collaboration with the personnel committee.
• Moderate Session meetings
• Motivate and be available as a resource person to the lay leaders of the church
• Provide pastoral services such as home/hospital visits, communion to shut-ins, pastoral presence for those in crisis situations, visiting church members, counseling as needed
• Officiate at weddings and funerals
• Teach confirmation class and assist with youth group as needed, in coordination with the Christian Education Committee and the Christian Education Coordinator
• Teach new members classes as needed
• Attend and support church functions
• Assist the congregation in resolving conflicts if needed
• Represent the church at the Presbytery level
• Perform other duties as outlined in The Book of Order or as dictated by Presbytery

• Experience as a Transitional Pastor
• Completion of Transitional Ministry training (Unit 1)
• Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Possess highly refined skills in working with people, and be willing and able to have an open dialogue while showing respect and sensitivity to the individuals and topic
• Ability to use basic word processing and communication software tools to facilitate communication

STATUS: Full-time

The Transitional Pastor is accountable to the Session and the Philadelphia Presbytery.

Please contact Donna Benner at or 215-884-5119 for more information.

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