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Rhode Island State Council of Churches

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Executive Minister

Executive Minister for The Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Theologically trained. Must have commitment to mission, an ecumenical focus, and advocacy skills. Flexible package to be negotiated.

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REPORTING FUNCTION: The Executive Minister reports directly to its Governing Board which is composed of delegates from member denominations.


A. Mission - to guide, facilitate and implement the Councils mission, with special attention to urban issues.

B. Ecumenism - to build and support relationships across the broad ecumenical community.

C. Program - to work with denominations and local church leaders to develop programs of benefit to all.

D. Advocacy - to offer a prophetic voice in the public arena, with pastoral sensitivity in identifying community needs and mobilizing a response.

E. Resource Development - to seek funding to undergird the Council.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Executive Minister serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Council, with oversight responsibility for administration, fiscal and program development. Our candidate should:

be a moral leader of mature Christian faith and witness;
be a visionary leader with administrative skill;
be an inclusive and open person, able to carry out ecumenical relationships with respect and appreciation for diversity;
have a strong, proven record in social justice ministries;
have a strong, proven record in collaboration with churches;
have a degree or equivalent in theological studies; and
have personal and personnel skills that include communication, motivation, fund-raising, flexibility and experience in mobilizing staff and volunteers.

BENEFITS: A flexible package to be negotiated.

225 Chapman Street, Suite 303, Providence, RI 02905
(401-461-5558) Application Deadline: January 1, 2007

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Rhode Island State Council of Churches

The Rhode Island State Council of Churches is a statewide ecumenical presence committed to competency, vitality and faithfulness in Christian witness. Our mission is to enact a lively infusion of hope, joy, love, service and justice to the people of our State; and to be regarded as a Council of both national consequence and global concern. We wish to build on those strengths while reaching out in new ways to the community. More...