Job Openings

The United Armenian Congregational Church is always seeking highly energetic people to join their leadership. Browse below our current openings.

Senior Pastor

Reports To: The Congregation through the Church Council
Hours:
Full Time (40+ hours per week)
Compensation:
TBD

Purpose:

All applicants please be advised that the UACC Congregation Members have approved a new organizational chart which suggests an evolution from our present structure of Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor to a pastoral team approach. There will be a Lead Pastor, a Worship Pastor, and a Pastor of Christian Education, all supported by a church administrator. The Bylaws will be amended to provide the proper protocols to accommodate this change.

The Qualifications of the Senior Pastor remain the same, while the Responsibilities will be somewhat adjusted by the Bylaws Committee and approved by the congregation.

Regardless of the job title, or the description of responsibilities below, all members of the UACC Ministry team may be called upon to serve in other areas at times, according to the needs of the congregation and the gifting of the Holy Spirit.

Responsibilities:

–  Overall spiritual welfare of the congregation, preaching the Word as called upon in coordination with the rest of the pastoral staff.
–  Coordination of the administration of Sacraments with the rest of the pastoral staff.
–  Provide leadership in program development in cooperation with the Church council, the Pastoral and Church Staff and the appropriate Boards and Committees.
–  Ensure interaction with the congregational leadership, staff and congregation for the purpose of encouraging innovative thinking in the advancement of the Church.
–  Ensure that the Church staff is given adequate spiritual and ministerial leadership.
–  Provide overall direction and leadership to the church and guide its spiritual growth.
–  Ensure that the various functions of the church are being carried out properly and direct the work of the staff.
–  Hold regular meetings with the Church staff for the purpose of planning, coordinating, problem-solving, decision-making and evaluating organizational and personal performance.
–  Meet regularly with the Church Moderator and Board Chairpersons to discuss church operations, concerns and challenges.
–  Administer a program of regular pastoral visitations to the congregation, especially the sick, shut-in and grieving.
–  Pastoral counseling and/or referral.
–  Attend appropriate Board, Council and Congregational Meetings, services and functions.
–  Support the pastoral staff in issues that may arise.
–  Act as liaison for our church, coordinating our participation/representation in regard to spiritual, cultural, political and charitable events sponsored by local Armenian Churches, organizations, or officials of state.
–  Represent the church and participate in inter-community activities and events as approved by the Church Council.
–  Participate in leadership roles in conferences, meetings and retreats as approved by the Church Council.
–  Provide mentorship and guidance to the Pastoral staff and they administer the ministries of the church.
–  Be available to the congregation for weddings, funerals, and baptisms.
–  Continue personal/spiritual growth through educational programs and/or seminars.
–  Consult with the Church Council, Executive Committee, board of Deacons and other boards as needed.
–  Conduct annual staff performance reviews.

Qualifications:

–  A lifestyle that demonstrates a strong commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
–  Ability to articulate and relate a personal testimony of faith in Christ.
–  Graduate of an accredited theological seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree.
–  Ordination by an acceptable denomination.
–  Previous experience as an associate, or senior pastor.
–  Compassionate, pastorally-gifted individual. Love for the Lord and love for people.
–  Ability to relate to various personality types, ages, cultures, socio-economic and language differences.
–  Ability to lead graciously as a servant with self-direction and initiative.
–  Gifts in teaching, counseling, enabling, edifying and equipping.
–  Mature, experienced team leader.
–  Administrative and organizational abilities and skills.
–  Ability to meet the challenges facing the Church.
–  Strong commitment to personal spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.
–  Gives first priority to the needs of his/her family.
–  Some proficiency in the Armenian language is required.

How to apply:

DEADLINE: The due date for receipt of letters of interest stating qualifications will be (5:00PM PST) on Friday, April 29, 2022. Please email your resume and qualifications to uaccfamily@uacc-church.org

Pastor of Christian Education

Reports To: Senior Pastor
Hours:
Full Time (40+ hours per week)
Compensation:
(TBD, Commensurate with Experience)

Purpose:

Provide oversight and direction for the Christian Education Programs of the Church with specific responsibility for those in Jr/Sr High School, Impact lives with the Lordship of Jesus Christ and equip people through a discipleship process that leads to spiritual growth and service in His Church.

Regardless of the job title, or the description of responsibilities below, all members of the UACC Ministry team may be called upon to serve in other areas at times, according to the needs of the congregation and the gifting of the Holy Spirit.

Responsibilities:

The Pastor of Christian Education shall be responsible for the CE programs of the Church but will delegate responsibility for some of these areas to qualified volunteers and other staff members.

–  Provide coordination and administration for all regularly scheduled, as well as seasonal Christian Education Programing for all ages, including Youth Groups
– Recruit, train, encourage and supervise lay volunteers to serve in the CE programs.
– Supervise and coordinate the activities of all part time Christian Education staff and prepare appropriate reports and evaluations for the Personnel Committee
– Provide direct, hands-on leadership for all aspects of the Jr/Sr High ministries
– Develop a plan to transition youth to Church membership, service, and worship.
– Be available to help with the development of additional special fellowship programs as needed
– Coordinate all publicity for CE programs and activities to ensure that good and accurate information is communicated to church members and the community at large.
– Supervise and administrate all camping ministries, including but not limited to Camp AREV
– Provide support and leadership for the ministries and programs of the Armenian Evangelical Youth Fellowship (Regional and National)
– Attend staff, CE Board, council, and congregational meetings, providing reports as requested
– Be available to undertake other responsibilities as needed when assigned by the Sr. Pastor.
– Be involved periodically in the worship services, preaching on occasion when scheduled
– Work with the Board of CE, staff, and volunteers to implement new ideas and ministries that will enhance the CE programs of our Church.

Qualifications:

– A lifestyle that demonstrates a strong commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
–  An M.A. (Preferably in CE) or M. Div. Degree from an accredited theological seminary
–  Bilingual speaking ability (English/Armenian) a plus, but not required.
–  Previous youth ministry experience (1-3 Years) required
–  Can articulate and relate a personal testimony of faith
–  Ability to relate and minister to Children, Young People and Young Adults
–  Strong teacher with administrative/organizational skills. A motivator and team builder.
–  Ability to develop innovative and creative Christ centered programs for all ages

How to apply:

Interested parties submit your resume to cepastorsearch@uacc-church.org

Worship Pastor

Reports To: Senior Pastor
Hours: Full Time (40+ hours per week)
Compensation: (TBD, Commensurate with Experience)

Purpose:

To coordinate the music/worship ministries of the church and create a smooth, blended experience for our church family that is meaningful for all ages and demographics.

Regardless of the job title or the description of responsibilities below, all members of the UACC Ministry team may be called upon to serve in other areas at times, according to the needs of the congregation and the gifting of the Holy Spirit.

Responsibilities:

– Facilitate and coordinate the music ministries of the church from children to adults (including children’s music, hand bell choir, youth choir, etc.)
– Plan the order of worship (including song selection; placement of special music and involvement of various worship leaders) for the Sunday worship services and other services/events/activities of the church as needed
– Conduct regular worship team rehearsals. Create a schedule for participation in the programs
– Conduct regular rehearsals with the choir/organist to prepare for participation in the worship programs of the church as well as for special concerts and holiday events.
– Participate in duties related to teaching/preaching the Word, administering the sacraments, and other areas of ministry as needed in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
– Recruit and give pastoral care to all the worship volunteers and staff including choir members, worship team members, instrumentalists, and children’s music coordinators.
– Coordinate the hiring of musicians as needed to support our special services and concerts
– Manage the disbursement of Music funds from the budget, dedicated/endowment funds.
– Encourage the spiritual growth of members/volunteers in the music programs via personal relationships that facilitate mental, physical, emotional, social, and vocational development.
– Be prepared to provide pastoral care for weddings, funerals, home and hospital visitations, baptisms and communions as needed.
– Attend appropriate staff, board, Church Council, or congregational meetings.
– Plan two outreach concerts/events each year to bring new people into the church

Qualifications:

– An MDiv or another appropriate degree (Theology and the Arts; Worship Arts; Media Arts & Worship) from an accredited theological seminary
– Ordination is not a requirement, but it is a plus
– Strong commitment to Christ and the ability to articulate a personal faith.
– At least 3 years of experience with music and leading worship
– Ability to lead graciously as a servant with self-direction and initiative.
– Gifts in teaching, counseling, enabling, edifying, and equipping.
– Mature, experienced team person with strong administrative and organizational skills.
– Bilingual (English-Armenian) desirable but not required.

How to apply:

Interested parties will need to submit a resume; a letter of introduction; and a personal statement (including testimony, core spiritual values, statement of faith and description of journey toward worship ministry) to worshippastorsearch@uacc-church.org

Worship Pastor

Reports To: Senior Pastor
Hours: Full Time (40+ hours per week)
Compensation: (TBD, Commensurate with Experience)

Purpose:

To coordinate the music/worship ministries of the church and create a smooth, blended experience for our church family that is meaningful for all ages and demographics.

Regardless of the job title or the description of responsibilities below, all members of the UACC Ministry team may be called upon to serve in other areas at times, according to the needs of the congregation and the gifting of the Holy Spirit.

Responsibilities:

– Facilitate and coordinate the music ministries of the church from children to adults (including children’s music, hand bell choir, youth choir, etc.)
– Plan the order of worship (including song selection; placement of special music and involvement of various worship leaders) for the Sunday worship services and other services/events/activities of the church as needed
– Conduct regular worship team rehearsals. Create a schedule for participation in the programs
– Conduct regular rehearsals with the choir/organist to prepare for participation in the worship programs of the church as well as for special concerts and holiday events.
– Participate in duties related to teaching/preaching the Word, administering the sacraments, and other areas of ministry as needed in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
– Recruit and give pastoral care to all the worship volunteers and staff including choir members, worship team members, instrumentalists, and children’s music coordinators.
– Coordinate the hiring of musicians as needed to support our special services and concerts
– Manage the disbursement of Music funds from the budget, dedicated/endowment funds.
– Encourage the spiritual growth of members/volunteers in the music programs via personal relationships that facilitate mental, physical, emotional, social, and vocational development.
– Be prepared to provide pastoral care for weddings, funerals, home and hospital visitations, baptisms and communions as needed.
– Attend appropriate staff, board, Church Council, or congregational meetings.
– Plan two outreach concerts/events each year to bring new people into the church

Qualifications:

– An MDiv or another appropriate degree (Theology and the Arts; Worship Arts; Media Arts & Worship) from an accredited theological seminary
– Ordination is not a requirement, but it is a plus
– Strong commitment to Christ and the ability to articulate a personal faith.
– At least 3 years of experience with music and leading worship
– Ability to lead graciously as a servant with self-direction and initiative.
– Gifts in teaching, counseling, enabling, edifying, and equipping.
– Mature, experienced team person with strong administrative and organizational skills.
– Bilingual (English-Armenian) desirable but not required.

How to apply:

Interested parties will need to submit a resume; a letter of introduction; and a personal statement (including testimony, core spiritual values, statement of faith and description of journey toward worship ministry) to worshippastorsearch@uacc-church.org