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Lexington Theological Seminary opens search for chair in pastoral leadership

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. Its incumbent will hold a terminal degree in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology, with proven experience in congregational leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, with deep and significant experience of congregational life and pastoral leadership.

The position requires full-time residency in the state of Kentucky.

The person will teach a full load in required and elective courses in the areas of leadership and administration of religious organizations; understanding the nature and dynamics of congregational life and mission; small church life and leadership, particular issues in pastoral leadership (e.g., evangelism, stewardship, revitalization, new church starts); and in related courses in the Doctor of Ministry program.

The Nunnelly Chair will function as a liaison between LTS, students, and the congregations in which they are embedded. They will direct the seminary’s accountable ministry site program and collaborate with the Coordinator of the Mentored Ministry Program.

All regular faculty at LTS hold appointments on renewable contracts.

The Seminary invites applications from underrepresented populations without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, color, creed, political beliefs, age, sexual orientations or nation origin. Additionally LTS shall not discriminate against any applicant due to physical or mental disability in regard to a position for which the applicant is otherwise qualified. All applicants will be given full and equal consideration.

For a fuller job description, please contact lmartell@lextheo.edu. Lexington Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a congregation-centered, competency-based M.Div. curriculum with two thirds of required and elective courses taught online. Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so that students may begin study in any month. The school is committed to building a multi-racial, multi-cultural, and an open and inclusive community.

Further information about LTS is available at our website. Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, at lmartell@lextheo.edu. Review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications only.  EOE