Date Posted: December 29, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Robert Newton
Warren, CT, USA
Job Type: Family Pastor
Other Details

Pastoral Responsibilities:

  • The pastor will oversee and provide appropriate leadership to the pastoral, administrative, and secretarial staff.
  • Plan and lead Sunday worship services, collaborating with the choir director, and ensuring that services are meaningful and spiritually enriching.
  • Develop and deliver engaging, biblically based weekly sermons during worship services, as well as on special occasions and events.
  • Provide pastoral care for members of the congregation, including, but not limited to visiting the sick, counseling those in need, and offering support during times of crisis.
  • Maintain weekly office hours.
  • Facilitate and encourage spiritual growth and discipleship through the development and implementation of small groups, Bible studies, confirmation classes, and other educational programs.
  • Build relationships within the local community by participating in outreach and mission activities and collaborating with other organizations to address community needs.
  • Oversee the administration and management of church operations by attending all monthly board and committee meetings as an ex-officio member.
  • Mentor, supervise, and support church staff and volunteers to foster a positive, collaborative work environment.
  • Perform other pastoral duties such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, and dedications as needed.

Who We Are:

A small, rural independent Congregational Church, located in the heart of Warren, CT. We meet on Sundays for Worship services, and at various times for Bible studies, church meetings, and prayer meetings. Warren Church is the only church in town, and as such, we have felt a strong desire to minister to people outside of the walls of the church. We have an amazing choir that helps the Pastor with leading the services, and a Sunday School that meets weekly. The congregation is a mix of ages, from young families to seniors. Our worship services are live streamed on Facebook. The Pastor and the church are often included in town activities, gatherings, parades, and ceremonies.

We are seeking a full time pastor who will preach the Word of God, minister both within and outside of the church, and shepherd the congregation.

  • We average 30 to 45 people on a Sunday morning.
  • We have a wonderful choir and choir director.
  • We have weekly Sunday School, and VBS in the summer.
  • We have a large fellowship hall which houses the Warren Church Childcare, a preschool and daycare.
  • We have monthly Church Worship Breakfasts.
  • We prepare Shepherds Pie for a local soup kitchen – enough to feed 200 people every month.
  • The congregation is experiencing g some wonderful growth with the addition of young families and new members.
    • We are eager to grow in the Word, and are already praying for our new pastor.

Qualities of a Pastor:

Someone who makes good choices and lives wisely; has a good reputation-people think highly of them; humble-thinks of others first, has a servants heart; faithful to God, spouse and family; and has integrity above reproach.

As a teacher- they have gifted insight into the scripture and can communicate these insights to others well; can resolve conflict peacefully; gentle; not quick tempered; has a strong and steadfast belief- a strong conviction in the gospel; and has clear communication skills.

The Candidate: 

  • Must be in agreement with our Statement of Faith and Foundational Beliefs. Please see below.
  • He or she shall be an ex-officio member of each of the boards of the church.
  • He or she shall have in charge the spiritual welfare of the congregation, shall preach the word, administer the sacraments of Baptism and Communion, prepare prospective members for Confirmation and church membership.
  • The Pastor, together with the Deacons, shall have in his or her care the stated Worship Services of the church.

Foundational Beliefs of the Warren Church:

  • We believe that the Bible including both the Old and New Testaments is God’s word.
    • It is the guide for faith, doctrine, and life.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son, is the image of the Invisible God.
    • He took upon Himself the form of a man, was conceive by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  • We believe that man was originally created in the image of God to live in His fellowship.
    • Man fell into sin through the temptation of Satan and because of this we are all born with sinful natures and are in need of a Savior.
  • We believe that through Jesus Christ’s perfect obedience and substitutionary death on the cross, he has purchased our salvation.
  • We believe that through God’s grace and mercy and through faith alone we are given the free gift of eternal life.
    • God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish and have eternal life.
  • We believe that by abiding in Christ, believer’s live can be transformed through the indwelling and regenerative work of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth and we are actively interested in giving everyone an opportunity to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that the Church consists of all who come to faith in Jesus Christ and a congregation is an assembly of believing Christians guided by the Word of God.
    • We encourage the use for lay persons in spreading the Gospel and furthering the work for the Kingdom of God.
  • We believe that Christ’s love is revealed in Christians through loving and serving our neighbors.
    • We endeavor to follow Christs example and be obedient to his commands to care for our neighbors physical and emotional needs while we share the Gospel.

Mission Statement: 

Acknowledging God’s Love, the mission of Warren Congregational Church is to know and make known God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit through:

  • Reaching out to welcome all people.
  • Offering a loving, supportive community of faith.
  • Providing a place to gather regularly to worship God and celebrate the Sacraments.
  • Experiencing and responding to God’s love.
  • Growing together through the good news about Jesus.
  • Empowered by the Holy spirit, we seek to serve Christ and to minister in His name, both here in Warren and in the world at large.

Salary Range:

Based on Experience

How To Apply


Please include in an email your resume and statement of faith to  Robert Newton, Deacon Chair/Head of Search at Warren Congregational Church email: [email protected].