Parsonage Resident

Date Posted: September 15, 2022
Hours Per Week: 10
Talcottville Congregational Church (EFCA)
Vernon, CT, USA
Job Type: Residency
Other Details

Talcottville Congregational Church (TCC), an Evangelical Free Church in Vernon, CT, is looking for a ministry-minded individual, couple or family to occupy our church parsonage while contributing at least 10 hours per week to TCC’s ongoing ministry. We would consider applications from:

  • Seminary students or pastors in training
  • Campus ministers or local ministry leaders
  • Missionaries on furlough or pastors on sabbatical
  • Retired pastors or missionaries
  • Other ministry-minded individuals

The Parsonage Resident would be expected to commit to at least 10 hours per week of active ministry within TCC (or in TCC-sponsored outreach in the local community).

TCC would commit to supporting the Parsonage Resident through: (1) providing spiritual and pastoral support, including weekly mentoring from the pastor if desired; (2) providing free housing in a 4-bedroom house located at 13 Elm Hill Rd. in Vernon, CT. If a student is engaged in a formal degree program through a seminary, we could discuss structuring an internship to meet the seminary’s requirements for mentored ministry. (We are currently approved by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as a mentored ministry site and would be happy to work with other seminaries as well.)

Ministry opportunities within and around TCC could include the following:

  • Community Outreach: developing relationships and leading Bible studies with students at local colleges and/or with elderly/disabled residents in nearby housing complexes
  • Children’s and Youth Ministry: assisting with Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and other means of promoting spiritual growth and health of families
  • Pastoral Assistance: visitation, discipleship, leading small group Bible studies, occasional teaching/preaching

Specific ministry responsibilities and expectations would be determined in conversation with TCC Pastor, based on the candidate’s gifts and the church’s needs.

Candidates must be in agreement with the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church (https://www.talcottvillechurch.org/what-we-believe). Candidates would be expected to attend TCC Sunday worship services on a regular basis.

How To Apply

Contact Pastor Greg Hendrickson ([email protected]). Please include a short letter explaining why you are interested and any questions or concerns that you might have.