Here you will find information about the church and the application process to fill the vacant settled pastor position!

Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge is seeking a part time pastor to
lead our congregation in Roanoke, VA. MCC of the Blue Ridge currently consists of
approximately 70 members, averaging an attendance of 40 for Sunday services.
This is an ideal opportunity for a qualified Minister to develop and grow a small

As the sole pastor of the church, strong multidisciplinary skills are essential. Key
tasks will consist of giving Sunday morning sermons that link Biblical teachings to
modern lives; outreach and support of the LGBTQ and greater community;
creating a worship service that reaches a congregation made up of people from
diverse religious backgrounds; pastoral care; coordinating and setting the goals
and direction of the church in conjunction with the Board of Directors and
congregants; limited administration duties in conjunction with church staff; and
managing our 30,000 sq. ft. building in conjunction with our Board of Directors.
The Pastor is expected to perform this challenging role with limited financial
resources. Empowering, leading and utilizing volunteers from the congregation is
expected. Excellent relationship and communication skills are imperative, and the
Pastor will be the primary spokesperson for MCC of the Blue Ridge for news and

MCC is an open and affirming denomination. The Pastor will need to fully support
MCC’s stance on the inclusion and acceptance of all people into God’s kingdom.
The new Pastor will be appointed by the congregation on a paid part time basis of
20 hours per week with a salary range of $18,000-$24,000 USD.

Click on the link below to download the application. Your application, resume and audio or video sermon sample (or link to sample) must be received by May 1st.

Please submit to Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

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