“The Pastoral Relations Committee” contains suggestions of policies, principles, and procedures which may enhance the work of the Pastoral Relations Committee. If your church does not have a Pastoral Relations Committee, careful study of this booklet and of the resources mentioned within it will guide your consideration in establishing a Pastoral Relations Committee for your […]
This guide overviews the practical work of transition, the faithful work of discernment, and the ethical expectations for a fair and honest search process. Liturgical and logistical tools are suggested as well. This particular guide is for you, the leaders of a congregation that is in a season of ministerial transition. Search and Call Guidebook […]
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 PSEC MissionInsite Registration. Contact Brea Rarick, firstname.lastname@example.org or […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The United Church of Christ Medical and Dental Benefits Plan assists thousands of clergy and lay employees, and their eligible dependents, in meeting ever-increasing health care costs. For more information, visit www.pbucc.org. 2018 Health and Dental Rates 2019 Health and Dental Premium Rate Increase Projections You may also find this resource helpful: 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 […]
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)
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 […]