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Council on Christian Unity seeks president elect

The Board of Directors of the Council on Christian Unity announces the job opening for President-Elect. Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume with the names and contact information for four references (including a Regional Minister for pastors or a congregational pastor for lay people). Applicants may send this information to ccusearch@gmail.com by March 15, 2015. Please share this information with anyone you feel would be appropriate.

The successful candidate for this position will meet the following criteria:

  • A passion for the unity of the Church
  • A dynamic theological understanding of the faith and the Church, including the history and polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Sensitivity to the intersectionalities of global and interfaith contexts
  • Awareness of global events and ecumenical and interfaith relationships
  • Ability to build relationships in diverse settings
  • Committed spirituality, pastoral gifts, and personal openness
  • Effective administrative skills and strategic planning abilities
  • Ability to communicate well through writing and the spoken word
  • Ability to listen, teach, and engage in dialogue
  • A willingness and ability to travel at least 30-35% of the time
  • Formative ecumenical experiences
  • Experience in fundraising and managing budgets
  • Be trained in, or willing to receive, Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
  • A commitment to prayer, spiritual disciplines, and self-care
  • A working knowledge of current modes of communication through technology
  • Experience with other cultures and religions
  • A post-graduate theological education
  • If ordained, must have standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Active membership in a local congregation

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