Job Description

Established in 1835, Silverside Church is a small nondenominational community church with historical roots in the American Baptist Churches of the USA. We are seeking a pastor whose education, experience and guiding principles align with the church’s Vision and Mission

Our Vision: Silverside Church is an ever-growing progressive Christian community committed to unconditional love and acceptance of all seekers.

Our Mission: Silverside Church seeks to be an inclusive spiritual community, motivated and inspired by the teachings of Jesus to live by and to promote the principles of Faith, Hope, Love, and Justice by caring for one another and serving the world around us.

With our Vision and Mission in mind, our pastor will be an outgoing leader who models loving-kindness, compassion, humility, and integrity, and who is committed to growing our membership and working with lay leadership to broaden both adult and youth education and ministries.

Silverside Church does not subscribe to an exclusive dogma or creed. We affirm the variety

and depth of human experience and the richness of each person’s search for meaning, and we encourage critical inquiry to explore the spiritual dimensions of human life. Likewise, our pastor will seek to engage with the congregation on this spiritual and intellectual journey through preaching, teaching and the free exchange of ideas.  

Basic job requirements include leading our weekly Gatherings on Sunday: preparing and delivering a sermon, collaborating with our music director, coordinating with our lay leaders, and engaging with our members in fellowship after the Gathering. The ideal candidate will use Scripture and other spiritual resources to preach sermons that are fresh, contemporary, and relevant. Additional pastoral duties include: officiating at weddings, funerals, and baptisms; providing pastoral care and counseling; working with Church Council to ensure smooth operations and promote programming; serving as the “face of the Church” in the wider community.

Compensation will consist of competitive salary, commensurate with credentials and experience, coupled with a generous benefits package, including housing allowance, health insurance, retirement funding, support for professional continuing education, and more. All specifics will be negotiated during the candidate selection process.

About Silverside Church

With roots in the American Baptist tradition, we are a progressive congregation that accepts all faiths. Our church was founded in the mid 1800's and has a proud history in the area.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Master's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Wilmington, Delaware


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