Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

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Like a box of chocolates. . .

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Former Employee - Associate Pastor
Former Employee - Associate Pastor

I worked at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

Pros

Because you are called to such a ministry
Because you have a deep faith in Jesus as Lord and want to lead others to the same
Because you have a well of patience and compassion for others in their trials

Cons

You will be overworked, the hours are basically 24/7
You will have trouble maintaining appropriate distance and professionalism while also expressing sufficient care and concern for parishioners
You will constantly run into people who have no idea how to do your job, but who consider themselves experts

Advice to Management

The denomination is so broad, and the theological commitments represented so diverse, that it almost means nothing at all anymore to be "Presbyterian." I know it sounds nice to be inclusive, but the church just cannot function without some degree of unity over essential doctrines.

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  1. Lots of Chiefs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful Mission Minded opportunity to serve my fellowman

    Cons

    Lots of Chiefs and very few Indians

    Advice to Management

    Need to create a leadership organization that requirs everyone gets on board with the plan, even if it is not the one that they wanted to happen.

  2. Youth Pastor

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    Current Employee - Youth Pastor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Youth Pastor in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Fun events and activities
    Relationship building
    Opportunities to mentor youth
    Supportive Volunteer
    Summer Dismissal (Some churches)
    Cohesive staff (Some churches)
    Financially supportive Presbyteries (Some Presbyteries)
    Free or reduced childcare (Some churches)
    Creative freedom (Some churches)

    Cons

    At will employment (Non-Ordained)
    Mostly Part-time employment
    Low pay
    Poor benefits (Non-Ordained)
    Well-over 40 hour of work most weeks during the program-year
    Low on the totem pole
    Frequently having to justify programing to "concerned" parents
    Frequently having to justify programing to "concerned" clergy

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