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Amber Congregational Church – Pastor

2394 Otisco Valley Rd

Position Type

Solo Pastor



Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Amber Congregational Church is a pastoral / family-sized church (50-100) searching for a Pastor/ Teacher to set the spiritual tone of the church, provide leadership and pastoral care, equip our members for the work of ministry inside and outside the church, and to make disciples through the preaching of God’s Word. We are affiliated with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

We have outlined our desires and goals for the person we seek to lead:

Personal Qualifications—The Pastor will:
▪ Be able to give testimony to his/her love for the Lord
▪ Have a fervor to understand and teach the truths of God’s Word.
▪ Love and care for people with strong interpersonal skills
▪ Hold at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or seminary.
▪ Desire to help us be a light in the world in regards to outreach. We are a congregation that responds when needs are raised.
Professional Competencies: The Pastor will be:
▪ A communicator, able to deliver biblical and relevant sermons that effectively speak to both new and maturing Christians. One who is interested in helping us draw children and young families and minister to our senior population
▪ An administrator, who works alongside our lay leaders.
▪ Someone characterized by love and humility while being gifted with discernment and prayer.
The Pastor’s Primary Responsibilities are:
▪ Preaching which is both biblical and relevant. He/She will plan and deliver engaging worship services along with the support of able and willing volunteers.
▪ Teaching through Bible Studies and Christian Education programs.
▪ With the Elders and Trustees, serving as the spiritual and organizational leader of the congregation and help us with tools for growing our church vision such as Natural Church Development.
▪ Offering Guidance to our ministries of Worship, Christian Education, and Outreach.
▪ Providing spiritual direction and pastoral car e for those seeking baptism, profession of faith, church membership, confirmation, marriage, hospital visits, conducting funerals, and encouragement, as well as for those suffering loss.
▪ Building relationship s with other local churches and the CCCC conference.
▪ Representing our church in the community. We are a rural community outside Syracuse, New York, located by Otisco Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.
Other Considerations:
▪ Parsonage – 3 bedroom / 2 bath
▪ Sanctuary with capacity for 110 and Pastor’s Study / Office with meeting space.
▪ Our church meets its financial obligations and is debt free
If you are interested in applying, send your resume and a personal statement of faith to [email protected]. To learn more about our church, visit our website at We will share more info about our church upon request.