Forestdale Community Church Pastor Announcement

Forestdale Community Church Pastor Announcement

The Forestdale Community Church is currently seeking a Pastor. Paul McPheeters retired as Pastor in 2022 after 39 years and we are seeking a Pastor to lead and shepherd us as we move forward in our Christian journey. 

The Forestdale Community Church is a member of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference and shares its core values. We are foremost a gospel-centered church. Our heritage is Congregational and we adhere to the Reformed tradition. We aspire to create and maintain a community characterized by spiritual learning and growth consistent with God’s Word. 

We are a Christ-centered, Bible believing, Gospel based Church. 

We are a caring community with a core of committed believers. 

We are a Church who wants to continue to be used as an instrument of Christ. 

The Forestdale Community Church has been in existence in the Forestdale neighborhood of Malden, Massachusetts for 131 years. Our current church population is an aging one, with only a few children and some young adults as part of our regular congregation. We currently attract twenty-five to thirty-five people to our Sunday service each week, in person, with another fifteen to twenty individuals viewing online. 

Our church building is mortgage free and we are financially solvent. The Church is located in Malden, a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. At the time of the 2020 U.S. Census, the population was approximately 66,000 people. The City is one of the most diverse in the entire State with more than sixty languages spoken by the students in our public schools. We are located only five miles from the historic City of Boston. 

Position Requirements: 

A humble and caring servant of God, an approachable and personable Pastor with relational gifts.

★ Master of Divinity, Preferred 

3-5 years experience as an Associate Pastor or Pastor, or the equivalent experience in Christian Ministry, ie. Campus Ministry or Pastoral Counseling. 

Passion for urban ministry, evangelism, and youth ministry. 

Gifts of preaching and teaching. 

We anticipate the total compensation package to be $62,500. 

The Pastor is responsible to the church for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, using his skills in administrative leadership, and engaging in pastoral care ministries to meet the needs of persons in the church. 

Pastoral Responsibilities include: 

● Be a spiritual example and pastoral leader according to the standards set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:1-4. 

● Prepare and conduct Sunday worship services and special holiday services; lead in the observance of communion; and, lead the church in proclaiming the gospel to the church and community. 

● Teach/lead weekly adult Bible studies. 

● With discipleship in mind, develop and deliver adult education curriculum (Adult Sunday School) for the ongoing spiritual growth and maturity of the church body. ● Plan and coordinate worship in conjunction with music leaders and Deacons, ensuring a Biblical basis of all content. 

● Conduct premarital, vocational, family, bereavement sessions, etc., as needed. Advise other professional help when necessary. 

● Perform baptisms, wedding ceremonies and conduct funeral services. ● Lead new member classes. 

● Inspire and motivate the church to accomplish its vision for growth including community outreach, member visitations and counseling, and by providing support and guidance to youth and teen ministries. 

● Serve as the leader in seeking to win the unsaved and un-enlisted; lead the membership in evangelism training. 

● Work with deacons, church officers, and committees in performing assigned responsibilities. 

● Serve as the liaison to the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. ● Serve as a representative of the Church in civic matters. 

For consideration please submit a statement of interest, your Statement of Faith, and a complete resume. Please send all materials electronically to with the Topic/Subject line of Forestdale Community Church Pastor Search. Inquiries can be sent to the same email.

Peninsula Bible Fellowship is seeking their new Associate Pastor of Military Ministries and Spiritual Formation

Denomination: Nondenominational

Located: Bremerton, Washington

The Associate Pastor of Military Ministries and Spiritual Formation will lead the congregation of Peninsula Bible Fellowship to better love our military neighbors in Kitsap county, to grow disciples from both officer and enlisted military men and women, building a missional movement among military people and their families through military believers and outreach. They will also provide strategic leadership to Spiritual Formation initiatives in support of PBF’s Discipleship pathway.

For more information about the role and to apply, visit the Vanderbloemen Search Group site here:

Emmanuel Baust Church Looking for our Next Pastor

Emmanuel Baust United Church of Christ is seeking our next Pastor who will serve as leader and guide, companion and friend, supporter and resource to strengthen the life and work of the church and the ministry of all believers.

Denomination: United Church of Christ

Location: Centrally located between Westminster, Taneytown & Union Bridge, MD. Easy commute to Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

For additional information checkout our website: or find us on 


If interested contact:  Mike Paxton, Search Committee Chairman     Cell: (410) 241-5025

Westminster at Lake Ridge Opportunities for Chaplains

Westminster at Lake Ridge has an exciting and unique opportunity for full-time seasoned Chaplains.   Westminster at Lake Ridge is a not-for-profit, Life Planned Community located in beautiful Lake Ridge, Virginia.

Westminster seeks compassionate Chaplains to serve the multidenominational religious, spiritual, emotional, and existential needs of our Residents, families, and employees.  Those considering this exceptional opportunity must live and demonstrate our core values of: Accountability, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and striving for Excellence.

Requirements:  Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary with denominational heritage, and five (5) to seven (7) years ordained pastoral experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Incumbent should be able to read and interpret the Bible and/or other religious documents or periodicals and speak effectively before groups of people.  Must have strong communication skills and the ability to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly residents and their families as well as a diverse staff of varying ages and cultures. Clinical pastoral education and experience are merited.

EEO Statement:

As an employer committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ingleside recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

For Additional Information:

Kera Wooten
Executive Director
Westminster at Lake Ridge
12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Phone: 703-496-3411
Fax: 703-643-9812

Immediate Need for Pastor in Saxton, PA

Trinity United Church of Christ, nestled in the mountains in the town of Saxton, Pa has an immediate need for a Pastor to lead our congregation in spiritual fulfillment.  Committed hours are flexible and open for conversation.  Housing is available.  Pastors may self-nominate to the Search Committee Chairman for more information and/or begin discussions. 

Location Address:

Trinity United Church of Christ

1001 Church St.

Saxton, PA  16678

Church Office: 814-635-2245


Position Available:

Pastor (hourly commitment – flexible)


Rick Heath, Search Committee Chairman

Cell: 814-381-1515

All Hallows Vestry Looking for Rector

Since our Rector retired in May 2021, the All Hallows Vestry and search committee is working closely with our Diocesan Consultant to manage the formal process of a Rector  Search. We are seeking a full-time Rector to help us to grow and lead our parish into the future. During the pandemic, All Hallows adapted and bonded together. We wish to sustain this positive momentum with a Rector who wants to steer our ship! The parish will offer our Rector a lovely, historic home in the heart of Snow Hill, MD, only a short walk from our church, and walking distance to the Pocomoke River and the downtown Market  Street area.  

The Rectory  

The Rectory on Federal Street is a contributing property in the Historic District in Snow Hill. An authentic Federal home built in the 1820’s, it was deeded to All Hallows in 1843, and has been the Parish Rectory ever since.  

In the past 10 years, a new roof, remodeled powder room, new kitchen and laundry appliances have been installed. This residence has been rented by the organist or occupied by the Rector for the past 12 years.  

This historic home has three bedrooms, a family room, dining room, living room, laundry area, a central hall, three fireplaces, and a kitchen. There is a screened-in porch on the side. There is a semi-finished attic and a basement. The house has central heat and air conditioning. There is a detached one-car garage. Plans are being made to add an additional full bath on the second floor.  

Our Congregation desires the following qualities:  


All Hallows seeks a minister to deliver thought-provoking sermons that are based on the  Gospel and that relate the life and teachings of Christ to our daily lives. Sermons would ideally address the relationship of the Gospel to current events and relate our faith to issues of the broader church. A good sense of humor is always an asset. A seasoned speaker is desired. 

All Hallows Parish – Snow Hill, Maryland 

Pastoral Care  

All Hallows seeks a minister who will be available and reach out to people in need both in our church and in our community. He or she should take time to talk with and/or visit with people, especially those who are in crisis or in transition. Personal visits to home-bound parishioners is strongly desired and expected.  

Congregational Development  

Congregational Development and Growth are very important to our church members and therefore, our new minister should make them a priority. Because of the historic significance of All Hallows’ structure, it is hoped that a new minister will appreciate the uniqueness of our setting, our heritage and our history. It is believed that these are valuable tools that can be used in Congregational Development. At the same time, All  Hallows seeks a minister who is a progressive thinker. We are prayerful that our leader is passionate about his/her ministry and expresses joy in the community through participation in activities including a visible presence in Civic organizations and the local  Snow Hill Ministerial Association.  

Spiritual Guidance  

All Hallows seeks a minister who has a creative approach to teaching who will conduct special opportunities for worship and fellowship, at all times and especially during the seasons of Lent and Advent. Availability to provide counseling for parishioners is a highly valued expectation for a new minister, as well.  

Read More About Our Church

To Apply:

All Hallows Episcopal Church  

109 West Market Street  

Snow Hill, Maryland 21863  

Phone: 410-632-2327