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The position we are filling is for Pastor (Teaching Elder) at First Presbyterian Church, Newport, RI.
FPC Newport seeks a full-time pastor who loves the Lord Jesus Christ, serves and glorifies God, preaches in a scripturally sound, Bible-based and expository manner, teaches with humility, and is a leader who motivates and inspires the congregation to engage with scripture, make disciples, and serve with joy.
The church's management responsibilities are delegated to Session Committees whose duties are described in the church's Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures (BPP) manual. These committees, comprised of two elders in active service and congregational members, meet regularly each month. The standing committees are Worship, Christian Education, Inner Life, Finance and Personnel, Outreach, and Buildings and Grounds.
The pastor is head of church staff and is a member of the ECO Presbytery of the Northeast Coast (not of the local church) and is therefore primarily accountable to that body. He/She is also accountable to the Ruling Elders of the Church, the Session, even as they are accountable to the Pastor. Ultimately the Pastor is accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church and who called the Pastor into the ministry. Church staff members provide support to the respective committees, but staff supervision is the pastor's responsibility.
Director of Music Ministries Part Time Salaried Employee
Church Secretary Part Time Hourly Employee
Music Assistant Part Time Hourly Employee
Director of Youth and Family Ministry Full Time Salaried Employee (currently not filled)
Christian Education Coordinator Part Time Hourly Employee