INTERIM JOB DESCRIPTION
LaSalle Street Church seeks an interim pastor for an expected window of approximately 12 months beginning in early 2022. This transition period will allow the staff and congregation to grieve and heal from the planned departure of a beloved pastor and, equally as important, to allow the church time to consider its future vision and the structure that best serves the vision. Our desire for the interim period is not merely to keep the doors open but to begin to transform the church into what God is calling it to be under new leadership.
Because of the intention behind the transition period, the church asks that the interim not apply for the permanent position. Rather, the interim pastor’s priorities will be to prepare the congregation and staff for new leadership, including these activities:
We seek an interim pastor with experience navigating 1) structural change (with the congregation and current staff); 2) the grieving process; and 3) potential conflict that can arise under stressful times of transition.
Additional pastoral duties will include:
Through a series of surveys and visioning sessions, the congregation and staff of the church have identified these qualities as important in an interim pastor:
We recommend a careful reading of the full church profile to determine other qualities and characteristics that are in keeping with our church’s culture.
Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate seminary degree, prior senior pastoral experience, and training/experience in interim leadership.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation for this position includes a full-time salary commensurate with experience for the duration of the contract. Additional benefits include matching contributions to a 403(b)- retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and short-term disability and life insurance as described in the LSC Policy Manual.
Please send a CV with a cover letter that describes your previous interim experience to search at lasallestreetchurch dot org; include links to two sermon samples and three references.
A search committee will interview interim candidates and make a recommendation to the Elder Board, who has the authority to invite an interim pastor and negotiate reasonable terms of employment.
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