MissionInsite

MissionInsite is a mission context analysis tool for the churches. Because of your church’s contributions to Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM), you can receive free-of-charge high quality demographic research, real-time congregant analysis, and easy to use web-based discovery tools. For instructions on how to create an account, use the Instructions for MissionInsite. Contact Brea Rarick, brea@psec.org or […]

UCC Ministry Opportunities

Ministry opportunities — including local church pastorates, conference and association positions, national staff positions, global positions, and administrative or chaplaincy vacancies — are posted to the UCC Ministry Opportunities database. Click here to visit UCC Ministry Opportunities.

Sunday Supply Profile Form

The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference Sunday Supply list (available here) is for use when pastors need a fill-in for just a few weeks. It is the policy of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, as set by the Church and Ministry Council, that only those who are currently under the oversight of a PSEC Committee on Ministry may […]

Ministerial Profile Portal

The UCC has long recognized the need to improve the process of Search and Call. This need prompted the Ministerial Excellence, Support & Authorization (MESA) Ministry Team to work with ministers across the denomination, including Conference Staff, to identify the goals and objectives for a new solution. In 2013, the UCC rolled out a “Snapshot […]

Compensation Guidelines

In the call to ministry, a pastor and a congregation enter into a covenantal relationship. In this relationship, the pastor pledges to care for the spiritual needs of the community and the congregation in turn pledges to care for both the spiritual and temporal needs of the pastor. An important part of these temporal needs is a just […]

Search and Call Ministry in Southeastern Pennsylvania

This document provides information on the search and call process in Pennsylvania Southeast Conference, as well as details on PSEC history, ministries within the conference, the culture of our region, and resources that pastors interested in serving in this region should find helpful. Search and Call Ministry in Southeastern Pennsylvania (updated November 2018)

Housing Allowance

With respect to housing allowance, churches MUST annually adopt resolutions authorizing the housing allowance in advance of the next tax year. Pastors should absolutely be sure that the designation of a housing allowance be on the agenda of the church consistory/council for one of its final meetings of the current year. A housing allowance cannot […]

Employee Benefits

Statutory Benefits Social Security and Medicare – As discussed under our resource about Employment Taxes, all employees are required to participate in Social Security under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. Contributions will be withheld from the employee’s pay checks for the employee’s share and the church must match the withholdings for the employer’s share. These […]