Pastors2Go - Announcements
- · Available months (now to September 2015): June, 2014 and June, 2015.
- · The Pastors2Go mission project is recognized in "Getting Creative," cover story of The Lutheran (Nov 2011 issue).
Pastors2Go - Guest Pastors Wanted
Our church in North Port, Florida wants to provide an oasis for pastors and other church professionals (including interim pastors looking for a break between interim ministry posts) who can benefit from a unique sabbatical. We are looking for qualified clergy who are willing to share your professional expertise on a limited, part-time basis in exchange for free housing in a beautiful, two-bedroom condominium in a gated community--only "footsteps" to the swimming pool and "minutes" to several beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
What kind of commitment is required? We want you to be our guest for 1-3 months. Prior to your arrival, we will negotiate an agreement with you so our small, growing congregation can benefit from your passion in our ministry context.
Typically, we expect selected candidates to attend all worship services, preach 1-2 times a month, plus serve in some capacity about 15 hours a week. Examples of service opportunities include: assist with Communion 2-3 times a month, lead a weekly Bible study (based on Sunday lectionary), mingle with members by attending small group gatherings and fellowship events, lead a half-hour monthly healing service with Communion, and contribute to our Youth and Family Ministry.
Our church is committed to outreach, lay ministry development, youth and family, and senior ministry. We are developing an emerging contemporary worship experience and an emerging small group ministry. We have a preschool, an adult respite care ministry and a ministry to the hungry and the homeless.
We are now accepting applications for this church staffing project.
Due to recent changes in our congregation's long-range plan, all new applicants for this program must be members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Clergy Roster or a pastor serving one of the following churches that are Full Communion Partners with the ELCA: Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ, The Moravian Church, Reformed Church in America, The Episcopal Church, and United Methodist Church.
We invite you to download and submit an application.
A flier with a brief description of the program is also available to download.