DEADLINE HAS PASSED! Thank you for your interest in the position. Our Pastoral Search Committee is currently evaluating candidates. We will re-open the search at a later date if necessary.
Please note that many of the duties listed below are in conjunction with our board or staff. These responsibilities are already being handled by a wonderful team of people, and these people would be looking more for direction from the pastor rather than having the pastor take them over completely.
Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge is seeking a part time pastor to lead our congregation in Roanoke, VA (https://www.visitroanokeva.com/). 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 congregation.
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 media.
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 June 1st.