Opportunities for Post-chaplaincy Ministry

VA Chaplaincy website

Link to PC (USA) Church Leadership Connections

Link to Cumberland Presbyterian Church (CPC) website

Link to Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (CPCA) website

Link to Korean Presbyterian Church (Abroad) website

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Community Lutheran Church (ELCA) is searching for a pastor to serve a congregation in Enfield, NH.  Enfield, NH is a small community in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.  It serves as a bedroom community to the neighboring towns of Lebanon and Hanover, the sites of major employers such as Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and high tech companies such as Hypertherm and Timken Aerospace.  The town is socially and economically diverse and provides many recreational opportunities.  The Veteran’s Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, is approximately 12 miles from the church.

This congregation operated on a 2015 budget of $134,900 with a parsonage provided next door to the church.  Between 35 and 50 individuals worship each week and more view the service via live-streaming. More information about us can be found at clcenfield.org.

Chaplain “Tom” Atkins, a retired Presbyterian Church USA pastor, attends and frequently officiates in various capacities at Community Lutheran Church.  He welcomes communication with any chaplains or denominational officers who desire more information on the ministry and community life in Enfield, NH.

His contact information is:  chapatkins@msn.com — cell (603) 359-6540 –

address:  674 Shaker Hill Road, Enfield, NH 03746

The President of our Church Council, Philip Vermeer, may also be contacted for further information at vermeerp@aol.com

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The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, FL, is looking for a chaplain. PD is below. The first emphasis is relating to the Carroll Center( Skilled Nursing Unit) and the Highlands ( Assisted Living). Google The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch  to find out all about this facility. We are a not for profit CCRC( Continuing Care Resident Community.)

We have over 358 living units in Independent . Assisted, Skilled and 48 Club homes.
It was organized by a group of former board members of Bay Village( Presbyterian Home here in Sarasota)-Rather than expanding Bay Village they decided to establish a new non-denominational community.
We are open to either part time or full time. The demand is really full time.

Vesper committee’s Job Description for Chaplain.
What does a CCRC Chaplain Do?

Basic Educational Requirements
4 year college degree
3 years of Seminary in a recognized Faith Denomination and Ordination
Maintain membership in denomination
1 Unit ( at least) of Basic Clinical Pastoral Training ( chaplaincy)
Must be open, friendly, able to serve people of all Faiths and no or non-ers.

Basic Functions
Visitation:
Regular visits with residents of Carroll Center and Highlands and their family.
Visits as requested with Independent Living Residents and their family.
Provide hospital visitation if needed, support patients returning from hospital.
Maintain communication with family members of residents receiving care.
Make contacts and develop relationship with local pastors and their official
Visitation personnel re. Patient status.
Contact pastors of residents when they are admitted.
Maintain regular and partnering relartionships
and The Glenridge.
Teaching:
Arrange for/assist/coordinate small groups opportunities including existing
Bible Study, Prayer groups.
Possibly teach a course in Bible , Spiritual life.

Worship:
Design, or organize, or implement, assist or coordinate primary leadership
for Vespers, Jewish, Roman Catholic celebrations or events with the
Spiritual Life Committee.
Possibly offer Sunday Morning worship as deemed feasible.
Assist in recruitment of outside Vesper Worship leaders.
Coordinate Special services and events around the Church year or Interfaith
Celebrations.
Provide bulletins for Vesper Services and Memorial services when visiting
Worship Leadership cannot do so.
Be available to conduct Memorial and Remembrance Services.
Counseling:
Be a practitioner of Active Listening.
Available with open door to all Staff and Residents, listener, care, support.
Develop a network of professionals for referral on special needs.
Develop a strong team and partnership openness with all staff and residents.
Available as a mediator,