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Ministerial Exchange with Toorak Uniting Church Melbourne Australia
The exchange is for a minister and his or her partner to come to Australia and is paid for by the Roach Ministerial Exchange Fund established by Toorak Uniting Church in 1979. It covers the cost of airfares for you and your partner, accommodation in Australia and is an exchange of dwellings between ministers, if that is possible. Otherwise TUC will pay the cost of rental accommodation.
Toorak Uniting Church’s website is: http://www.toorak.unitingchurch.org.au We are a small congregation about 5km from the centre of Melbourne. I have been the minister for almost 3 years and came from the Baptist tradition into the Uniting Church (Presbyterian, Methodist, Congregational) I have encouraged an innovative, progressive and inclusive approach to ministry among our constituents, within an historic building and tradition.
CLGS Latino/a Roundtable Project Manager
Department: Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS)/
Supervisor: CLGS Managing Director
Job title: Project Manager
We are looking for a Latin@ Roundtable Project Manager to coordinate a grant-funded project that provides resources for Latin@ families with a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender loved one and for LGBT people in the United States and Latin America. The job is approximately 10 hours per week from August 2014 through March 2015, with the possibility of extension.
The Latino/o Roundtable will create and distribute culturally-authentic resources for use in extended families and by groups of families, as they discuss and assess the “morality” of LGBT persons and issues, in both print and online formats. We will reach families and individuals, distributing the resources among them, through Spanish-language PFLAG chapters in the U.S., through our newly established connections with the 25-nation Asociación Internacional de Familias por la Diversidad Sexual (International Association of Families for Sexual Diversity), and through other specific local organizations (in Latin America and across the U.S.) that we have identified as effective project partners (e.g., LGBT community centers, congregations, social service agencies, etc.). We will establish a bilingual website to increase access to the materials.
We will also work to establish and deepen relationships with Latin Americans, particularly within three focus countries of Mexico, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. By focusing on these diverse settings, we will gain a broader perspective on the needs of Latin Americans with LGBT family members. It is our hope to also make contacts in additional countries so that we can broaden this work in subsequent years. We consider this relationship building to be absolutely central to our work. Because of a long history of power asymmetries between the U.S. and Latin America, it is vital that we engage in true dialogue and mutuality with Latin American leaders so that this project is a genuinely collaborative effort that reaches across borders.
Working with the Latin@ Roundtable Coordinators and the CLGS Managing Director, and supporting the work of the Latin@ Roundtable, the Project Manager will
- Develop a project plan to monitor and track progress through the grant period
- Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
- Arrange for meetings of the Latin@ Roundtable, both in person and online, as needed
- Coordinate travel in Latin America, including creating itineraries, making travel arrangements, and setting appointments as needed
- Track expenditures and create reports as needed
- Oversee the creation of a bilingual (Spanish/English) website, including obtaining bids, securing a contract, ensuring timely development and transfer of content, and website maintenance, paying particular attention to the technology, design, and cultural requirements for success in reaching Latin Americans (members of the Latin@ Roundtable will provide content for the website)
- Interface with authors of resource materials, paying attention to the timely submission of work, providing assistance as needed and appropriate, and ensuring prompt payment of honoraria when work is completed
- Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors on this project, such as web designers, printers, travel providers, etc.
- Work with graphic designer to complete layout of culturally appropriate materials that are printer- and web-ready>
- Manage details of communications and media related to this project, including distribution of press releases and social media, and internal communications between team members; connect press with authorized CLGS spokespersons (members of the Latin@ Roundtable and CLGS staff will provide content for public release)
- Assist in generating reports for the governing body and the funder, including appropriate statistics, evaluations, and other materials to document work completed
- Work with development staff on grant applications to support future work and expansion of the program, if it is decided to continue beyond one year
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Excellent oral and written skills in both Spanish and English
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to communicate well with people in a wide range of geographical settings and cultural backgrounds and deep respect for the diversity of peoples and cultures involved in the project
- Experience making domestic and international travel arrangements
- Basic experience, at a minimum, with web design, content management, and social media; additional experience is a plus
- Ability to read and manage financial reports
- Awareness of LGBT and Latin@ communities sufficient to oversee the development of culturally appropriate materials that will effectively reach the intended audiences
Ordained Minister Seeking New Ministry
I am a minister in good standing with the Uniting Church in Australia. I am looking for a change after 30
years of ministry here and would be appreciative of any leads to progressive churches who may be
looking for an ordained minister in different parts of the world.
If you or anyone knows of such churches I would be delighted to be put in touch with them.
Opening for Head Of Staff at Southminster Presbyterian Church
Southminster Presbyterian Church is a welcoming More Light church, dedicated to social activism. The invitation to share in our journey comes with open hearts and minds. We seek a progressive pastor who celebrates our questions, embraces our passions, inspires our spirits and challenges us to think deeper, harder and more radically about how we can better express God’s unconditional love for the world. You, perhaps?
Please view our Mission Information Form for additional details about our community and the position.
If you are currently ordained in the Presbyterian Church, you will need to submit your Personal Information Form (PIF) to the Church Leadership Connection System, and self-refer to the Southminster Presbyterian Church position opening.
Part-Time Transitional Pastor
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey
We are a small church community with Presbyterian roots looking to embrace a progressive focus. We intend to orient the core of our mission around: respect for and openness to learning about and from other backgrounds and faith traditions and respect for and inclusion into our faith community of all people who are honest seekers desiring to be a part of a community that orients its life and action around the path and teachings of Jesus.
Our church, The Hillsborough Presbyterian Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA, is seeking a part-time transitional pastor to help discover God’s plan for our worship family. The vacancy is due to the resignation of our pastor of thirteen years. The ideal candidate will assist us in our transition toward finding a permanent pastor. We have committed leadership who has already begun working towards redevelopment of the church. Redevelopment plans are directed towards outreach in the areas of community support groups, a community garden, and providing a welcoming spiritual community for LGBT persons and for seekers and doubters to explore belief and spirituality in the context of 21st century realities. We are also investigating offering alternative worship experiences such as Taize prayer.
We are seeking a charismatic leader who can inspire, energize, motivate and lead a congregation through such a transformation. We are especially interested in individuals with experience in and/or passion for crafting of alternative worship experiences, challenging traditions, listening for and interpreting God’s voice in today’s world, openness to dialogue with other faiths, fostering a “welcoming and affirming” congregation environment and embracing the diversity of human experience and justice. The candidate should also have energy and a willingness to revitalize God’s spirit within the congregation. The candidate must have a Masters of Divinity. Being an ordained pastor or certified candidate in The Reformed Church in America, Presbyterian Church USA, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, or Episcopal Church in the USA is desirable.
Position Opening- President
Pacific School of Religion
AGB Search is working with the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, in their search for a new president.
The denominations that PSR is most closely associated with are: the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is their website: http://www.psr.edu/about-pacific-school-religion. They are in a transition from a more traditional theological seminary to a very progressive school which emphasizes “radical inclusivity,” both racial and gender.
Some traditional sources for faith based schools will of course be important in sourcing, but some people at PSR are hoping to locate less traditional candidates — leaders for social transformation, “change makers” — the community and social activism wing of the religious community. (This “leadership for change” profile also reflects qualities PSR hopes to foster in the student body.)
Thanks so much for any suggestions you may have for us on this very unique search. Contact: Susan Freifeld <email@example.com>
Position Opening – Pastor
Harrisena Community Church
Historic Harrisena Community Church in Queensbury, New York, seeks a full time pastor to lead our congregation of approximately 250 members; a pastor who will inspire our growing youth population, minister to our elders, and inspire all to a greater faith in God.
Candidates should have a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree, embrace diversity in modern Christian thinking, and be capable of energizing our congregation’s vision of discipleship. He/she should embrace traditional and contemporary forms of worship, support active outreach to the greater community, and be creative in shaping our overall ministry.
Harrisena is an integral part of a warm and welcoming community. The congregation currently cherishes its roots in the traditional theologies while embracing an intellectual understanding of a spirituality that affirms truth from whatever tradition or non-tradition it may come. Additionally, the beautiful Adirondack region offers endless recreational, cultural, and relational experiences, providing an exceptional quality of life. This dynamic position is anticipated to commence in July 2014. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Pulpit Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information visit www.harrisena.org
Executive Director for Progressive Christians Uniting
From: Peter Laarman
Friends, I will be stepping down as executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting at the end of this year.
Thanks so much for giving this your attention. It has been a tremendous privilege to work with the people of PCU and with other leaders from LA’s vibrant and progressive interfaith world. I know that my successor will likewise find this work as ennobling as it is challenging.
With warm regards,