Eliot Church of Newton
January 23, 2019
Newton, Massachusetts
Job Type
Job Category
Associate Pastor


The Eliot Church of Newton located in Newton, MA is a progressive, open and affirming UCC faith community.  We are seeking an interim half-time Associate Pastor to lead and oversee the Christian Education program for toddlers through senior high youth in conjunction with the Christian Education Commission, to preach occasionally, and to provide pastoral care and other pastoral duties when the senior pastor is away. Other opportunities will be based on the gifts that the selectee brings to ministry.

Hours:  20 hours per week.

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Anticipated duration of position: 1.5 to 2.5 years



  • A member of the United Church of Christ or other theologically progress Protestant tradition
  • A person of faith having been ordained or seeking ordination
  • Experience in Christian Education and youth ministry preferred and ability to work with youth that demonstrates an appreciation and respect for children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Eliot Church’s mission
  • Excellent communication skills with public speaking/preaching experience
  • Solid organization and time management skills
  • Enthusiastic and engaging


The Associate Pastor position requires the candidate to be a spiritually-centered Christian initiative-taker with a naturally engaging, welcoming presence.  We seek an inspired, dynamic, outgoing and creative person with the ability to engage others, especially children and youth, in relating their faith to their daily lives and living that faith through action in the wider world.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume in PDF form to [email protected]

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