Call for Ministry

We are in Search for a Half-Time Contract Minister

 

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fargo-Moorhead (FMUU) seeks to call a half time professional leader (seminary training preferred but not required) to serve the church. The called professional must openly support the UU principles, as well as be accepting of a diverse spiritual and religious congregation who is committed to a variety of worship services. The called professional will serve the congregation in the following capacities:

  • Provide worship service twice a month

  • Be the face and voice of the congregation in the FM community

  • Provide spiritual and moral counseling within and outside the church

  • Assist the Care Team in outreach to members who cannot attend church

  • Support religious education and exploration for all congregants

  • Advise on church operations

If you do not have access to the UUA Jobs Board and wish to apply for this position, please provide the following:

  • A ministerial record or curriculum vita (should include):

    • Contact information

    • Ministry/work history (congregational ministries served, other ministries, and other work experience)

    • Education (including seminary if seminary trained)

    • A brief description of your background as it pertains to ministry

    • A short description of your approach to the following aspects of ministry:

      • Worship and preaching

      • Pastoral care (spiritual guidance, counseling, home and hospital visitation)

      • Children's religious education/youth work

      • Adult education

      • Incorporating music, art, and creativity into congregational life

      • Community building (facilitation skills, coffee hour, social time)

      • Committee/task force work

      • Leadership development (leadership style)

      • Long range planning (mission, vision, covenant)

      • Membership (membership growth)

      • Social justice work

      • Interfaith/community work

      • Finance/stewardship

    • Briefly discuss your leadership style (how you would handle staff relations and supervision, partnership and relationship with the congregation and community, and conflict resolution)

    • Tell the story of how you came to ministry and what you hope for in your next ministry or provide a letter of intent for this position describing what strengths and attributes you would bring to this position

    • Contact information for two references that the committee can contact

    • List/provide access to any websites that would provide the committee with additional information on your ministerial history or qualifications

Successful candidates will be required to pursue a transfer or plural standing with our UUA (https://www.uua.org/careers/ministers/becoming/transfer-plural-applicants) and abide by the Code of Conduct of the UU Ministers Association

 

Please send the above information to: Tim Peterson (tim.o.peterson@ndsu.edu) and Patti Prasifka (patti.prasifka@gmail.com)

 

Interviews are ongoing, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate can be found.

 

Our Congregational Record is available on the UUA website at

 

https://ministrysearch.uua.org/jobs-board

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