We are in the process of calling a full-time pastor for CHMF.
Kathy Roberts is chairing the search committee. Other members include Zach Yordy, Erin Mullaney, Steve Jolley, and Rebecca Rich. The Committee is starting to review Ministerial Information Forms of possible candidates. If someone you know might be a good candidate for this position, feel free to forward a link to this job description.
For information about the application process, potential candidates should contact Doug Luginbill, Conference Minister for Central District Conference, at [email protected].
Full time pastor, with benefits (including paid time off, retirement, and health insurance). CHMF follows the Mennonite Church USA Pastor Salary Guidelines.
CHMF Church Vision
God calls us to embody the love of Christ through our worship, fellowship, and witness in our neighborhoods and the world. This love transfigures us into an egalitarian community of peace where all people are welcomed as bearers of grace, where every person is received as a gift from God. In our gathering we await the Holy Spirit to lead us into God’s mercy and justice for the world.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Preaching and worship (~30%)
- Preach 3-4 times per month
- Lead worship quarterly
- Coordinate with Worship Committee
- Pastoral care (~25%)
- Provide pastoral care
- Facilitate congregational care in partnership with the deacons
- Administration (~15%)
- Oversee church operations and programs
- Supervise and collaborate with Children’s Program Coordinator
- Work with church committees
- Develop and implement vision for intergenerational congregational life (~15%)
- Oversee congregational education, including integration of children and youth into the worship and educational life of the congregation, spiritual and vocational direction, adult education programming, membership classes, etc.
- Promote a Christ-centered, Anabaptist witness, embodied through invitation to share our faith in Christ; ministries of reconciliation; and service to the local and global community
- Community and denominational work (~10%)
- Attend/participate in MC USA and Central District Conference conventions, annual meetings, conferences, peer gatherings, and other events that allow for building relationships and giving and receiving counsel
- Participate in local ecumenical gatherings
- Professional development (~5%)
* Percentages presented as a general guideline to help assess the relative importance of the task.
The pastor will be committed to the life and mission of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship (and will become a member of the congregation) and be committed to the theology and practices of Mennonite Church USA. The pastor will be seminary-trained (M.Div. preferred). The pastor will be ordained or seek ordination with Central District Conference.
A successful candidate for the position will demonstrate these core characteristics:
- A maturing faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to the historic Anabaptist (Mennonite) vision (e.g. peacemaking, community building, discipleship)
- Strong interpersonal skills: interest in one-on-one relationship building (this is key), warm, outgoing, adaptable, ability to relate to people inside and outside CHMF
- Leadership that embodies strength and humility and a spirit of collaboration
- A philosophy of ministry that allows space for healing, waiting, doubt, tension, and disagreement as well as celebration, joy, laughter, and harmony
- Strong organizational and communications skills
- Creativity, vision, and ability to motivate others
The pastor will report to and be supervised by the deacons and is ultimately accountable to the congregation.
Congregational Information Form
The Pastoral Search Committee has finished the Congregational Information Form, which is meant to give potential candidates a clear sense of CHMF’s make-up, context, and priorities. Download a copy here.
Updated: March 21, 2022