Plainview Reformed Church Minister Job Description
Who We Are:
Founded in 1956, Plainview Reformed Church is dedicated to offering our community a welcoming, inclusive, and
God-loving spiritual center. We are a small church with a big heart!
We aspire to be a light in our community – to share the love of Christ by expanding the circle of love, to enhance
our relevance in our community, to offer worship experiences that inspire and challenge us to live into our calling as
followers of Christ.
Who We Are Praying to Call:
We are seeking a full-time pastor who will walk hand in hand with our congregation as we explore and live out what
it means to be God’s people. We pray that our new pastor will guide us in discerning our gifts and passions and
Serve as head of staff and president of consistory.
Provide leadership of our church’s ministries: worship and music, pastoral care, Christian education for all
ages, youth ministries, fellowship, and mission and outreach.
Work collaboratively with our consistory, various committees (worship, stewardship, mission and,
outreach,) and the congregation to guide us in achieving our goals.
Provide a strong pulpit presence and biblically based preaching and teaching that glorifies God by inspiring
praise, generosity and service through instruction, prayer, and music.
Lead worship, coordinating with the music director and the worship committee, seeking to balance
traditional and innovative services.
Provide spiritual guidance and pastoral care for our congregation through pastoral counseling, and visitation
(respond to emergencies, visiting the hospitalized or sick).
Inspire spiritual growth of our members and friends.
Oversee Christian education for all ages and youth ministries, striving to challenge and encourage us to
explore and express our faith.
Participate in our community building efforts, both within our church family and the broader community,
and act as our liaison to other congregations and outside groups.
Guide our congregation to develop and implement strategies to grow and diversify the membership of our
Maintain regular open office hours.
Attend staff, team and small group meetings, as needed.
Candidates should have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary and ordination (or eligible
to be ordained) in the Reformed Church or other denominations in association with the RCA (UCC, PCUSA
Training in pastoral care and counseling (with a minimum of 1 unit of CPE).
Familiarity with RCA polity
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with clarity, patience, and encouragement.
Commensurate with the Classis of Nassau-Suffolk guidelines.
How to apply:
Visit www.plainviewreformedchurch.org for more church information regarding worship, programs and
Interested candidates are asked to email their resume to email@example.com