Rochester Christian Reformed Church (Rochester, NY) seeks a discerning, energetic, and compassionate senior pastor to lead our congregation to a new season of growth and of dedication to Christ and his kingdom.
To this end we are looking for a pastor who will provide Biblical, effective, and transformational preaching in the Reformed tradition, and will lead and challenge us to follow and serve Christ more faithfully. We want to be renewed in our spiritual lives and to be God’s agents of renewal in our community and world. We emphasize prayer, training our children to follow Jesus, and close fellowship, and have a strong sense of being called to serve others. The senior pastor will not only support and encourage those desires and efforts, but will help us broaden and deepen our vision so that we may become a vital, sacrificial community, dying to ourselves and living for Jesus as a light to the world around us.
If this sounds like a big job, it is, but it comes with the support of a 140-year-old, dedicated congregation, an active Council, and a staff consisting of several part-time workers, including a Minister of Inclusion, Worship Coordinator, Music Director, Youth Minister, two administrative assistants, and a sexton, along with many volunteers.
RCRC is a congregation of about 200 members. We are located in the family-friendly suburb of Penfield, New York, close to Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal, and the Finger Lakes region. Also in Penfield is Rochester Christian School (grades K-8). The area is home to several colleges and universities, two national historic landmarks, and numerous cultural institutions, including museums, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Xerox International Jazz Festival. We also have lots of athletic opportunities for both participants and spectators. There are several beautiful parks for lovers of the outdoors to enjoy.
Interested applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: David Cok, for further information.