Name of Pastoral Charge: Orleans United Church
Address of Pastoral Charge: 1111 Orleans Blvd, Orleans ON, K1C 7C8
Brief Description of Pastoral Charge:
Orleans United is a progressive, liberal, and inclusive church with a multi-generational congregation in the heart of Orleans. Our ministers live what they preach as equal partners in a team setting working closely with the Music Director, office staff, lay ministers, and congregants sitting on more than a dozen different ministry teams.
We have a rich history with many of the original founders of the church still key members of council and numerous committees, but we are also a modern church with a thriving multi-class Sunday School program, youth program, and several other programs and activities aimed at helping busy young families incorporate faith into their daily lives.
We are looking for a Minister who can honour our past, present, and our future and can recognize and value the role that each phase has played, and continues to play, in the rich tapestry that is life at Orleans United.
Dynamic worship that inspires and energizes our congregation to spread God’s Goodness, is at the heart of Orleans United; and requires a skilled and innovative storyteller who can translate theological passages for the modern world so that everyone, young and old, finds something that resonates.
Consistent with our focus on creating a welcoming space for all who seek God’s Goodness is our need for a Minister with an in-depth understanding of theology and an ability to relate it to current events and struggles. This is not only during worship, but also during deeper debate in adult bible study, in formal pastoral support, as well as informal chats during coffee hour and throughout the week.
We have recently increased our social media presence including Facebook, podcasts, and short videos and are also looking for new opportunities to increase our presence in the larger Orleans community both through traditional and innovative forms of outreach and community involvement.
A commitment to expanding our reach both to new potential members and to other community organizations with whom we might partner to raise awareness of and/or address social justice issues is part of our ongoing planning and we are seeking someone with knowledge, experience, and a commitment to this area of ministry.
Full-time ordained minister – Orleans United Church, Ottawa
Vacancy September 1, 2016
Due to the pending retirement of one of our two full-time ministers, Orleans United Church, located in a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario is seeking a full-time ordained minister to be an equal partner in team ministry with our continuing minister. Orleans United is a progressive, liberal, and inclusive church with a multi-generational congregation. We have a thriving multi-class Sunday School program, youth program, and several adult education programs all aimed at helping people of all ages incorporate faith into their daily lives. We seek a minister who can contribute to the dynamic worship that inspires and energizes our congregation to spread God’s Goodness.
We are always looking for new opportunities to increase our presence in the larger Orleans community, and to connect with other community organizations committed to social justice, using both traditional and innovative forms of outreach and community involvement.
We will be accepting letters of interest, including a CV and a Statement of Faith, from candidates until March 18, 2016 at email@example.com. Please see the Joint Needs Assessment Report on the OUC Website: www.orleansunitedchurch.com.
Note to Applicant Ministry Personnel: Please indicate your interest by providing a cover letter describing your skills and gifts, a statement of faith, and a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: March 18, 2106
Profiles 1-6: Approved by the Board/Council of:
Pastoral Charge Presbytery
Name/Signature of Chair of Board/Council Date
Name/Signature of Secretary of Board/Council Date
Name/Signature of Presbytery Representative to JNAP Date
- Profile 1: Demographic, Financial and Community
- Profile 2: Living Ministry Profile
- Profile 3: Position Description(s)
- Profile 4: Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Profile 5: What We Can Offer
- Profile 6: Pastoral Charge – Telling Our Story
Joint Needs Assessment Report (PDF, 406KB)