CONTEXT FOR MINISTRY: The Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization Ministry Team serves as the touch point for ministers in the United Church of Christ throughout their ministry. MESA resources Members in Discernment, Local Church Ministers, clergy serving in Specialized Ministry and all ministers during times of transition. MESA also resources Committees on Ministry and Conference staff regarding ministerial authorization, continuing covenant and support. A team job description can be found at www.ucc.org/ministers_mesa
GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION: God is continually calling persons to ministry in and on behalf of the United Church of Christ. The Minister for Members in Discernment is charged equipping the church to faithfully and effectively call forth and form members for ministerial authorization. The position walks with and resources MIDs, Local Churches, Committees on Ministry, Conference staff and institutions of ministerial formation in that process.
LOCATION: This position is based in Cleveland, OH.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder's responsibility.
It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.
This position is currently accepting applications.