Seeking a Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church
of Bordentown, New Jersey
About Us: We are a warm and welcoming church, located in a beautiful, friendly, and historic
community on the banks of the Delaware River. Our church was founded in 1848 and currently
consists of 115 members (including around a dozen families with children under 18 living at
home). We give thanks to God for our experience as a close-knit community of faith and for our
history of excellent pastoral leadership.
About the Job: This is a full-time, solo pastor position with a 3-bedroom manse available.
Brief Job Description:
– Preach regularly
– Plan and lead worship services (including funerals and weddings)
– Administer the sacraments
– Provide pastoral care to members as needed, in collaboration with the Board of Deacons
– Serve as Session moderator and provide active leadership to the Session
– Support, nurture, and collaborate with church leaders, especially the Session and each of its
commissions, the Board of Deacons, the Director of Christian Education, the Director of
Music Ministry, and the Office Manager
– Meet weekly with the Director of Christian Education and the Director of Music. Attend
meetings of the Worship Commission.
– Provide visionary leadership, especially with regard to outreach, stewardship, mission,
fellowship and youth work.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Divinity degree
from an accredited seminary. The candidate must either be ordained or be eligible for ordination
in the PC(USA), the UCC, the ELCA, or the RCA. Desired characteristics include: accessible,
inspiring, and succinct preaching; giftedness in pastoral care; an eagerness to be involved in the
local community; a commitment to welcoming people of all identities and backgrounds; and an
ability to honor traditions from the past while creatively adapting for the future.
More information can be found at http://bordentownpresbyterian.org/ under the Pastor
To apply, send our Search Committee a cover letter and resume
First Presbyterian Church of Bordentown, Attn: Search Committee
435 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505