Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

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Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Pastor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loving congrgation that is committed and compassionate

    Cons

    Small numbers in attendance and damaged facilities need repair


  2. AA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, state of the art technology.

    Cons

    As a general practice those in power at any level make a shameful use and abuse of it, regardless of the Department. This organization is well known for endless layoff cycles, all with the false pretext of budget restrictions.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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


  6. Overall good church network

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    Former Employee - Pastor in New Castle, PA
    Former Employee - Pastor in New Castle, PA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very mission minded, not afraid to think, work, and serve outside of the "box". World mission organization is one of the best.

    Cons

    Theology is watered down, many decisions not based on sound biblical reflection. Systems and ways of doing things are often antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Think more carefully about the whole, not just the popular opinion.


  7. Vision oriented

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

    Pros

    Empowering, people, mission, leadership, growth

    Cons

    compensation, small, transition, busy, under resourced


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dropping fast

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    Current Employee - Pastor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Pastor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    The church has a great history.

    Cons

    Chronic conflict, 45 years of annual decline in membership and funding, lack of vision to correct problems.

    Advice to Management

    Stop catering to progressive agendas that fail to emphasize evangelism, conversion, and church growth.


  9. As a national organization, if offers us pastors a lot of support and resources and interconecitons

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    Current Employee - Transitional/Interim Pastor in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Transitional/Interim Pastor in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate, generally, about the Mission of Jesus Christ. Thoughtful, process-oriented and inclusive ethos. Selects for persons who want to do something concrete and tangible with their faith. Tendency to be independently-minded. Good retirement plan and decent medical benefits.

    Cons

    The tendency to be independently-minded, also lead to lots of squabbles, and losing focus on our main mission.

    Advice to Management

    Focus strongly on the Mission of Jesus Christ. Support congregational efforts toward evangelism.


  10. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

    Pros

    Many are many intelligent, dedicated people working for the church in Louisville. The work was challenging and satisfying. Benefits were very good. Most co-workers and leadership are caring and compentent.

    Cons

    A few in leadership are not "walking the talk." One in particular was disrespectful to subordinates, controlling, petty, abrasive and patronizing. Despite conversations by many people with HR and legal, this individual is still in a position of authority. Another disadvantage of working for PC(USA) is that -- in tough economic times -- severe budget cuts and layoffs are common and have practically become a rite of spring.

    Advice to Management

    Actively solicit and take seriously the feedback you receive from employees, especially regarding the performance of leadership at the executive level.


  11. love the kids and love the Lord and you will be OK

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    Former Employee - Youth Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Youth Director in Houston, TX

    I worked at Presbyterian Church of the PCUSA

    Pros

    as a youth director it was great to work in a place that is so family friendly and you really get to know your co-workers. Each day was something very different. You need to be wiling to be both a program director, recruiter, public speaker, fundraiser, trip orgainizer, counsler, advertizer, mailer, teacher, friend, and mentor. This job includes lots of nights at events supporting the kids and their families. The best part about the job was getting to know the kids on a meaningful level and getting closer to God. You can't do it any better way. Go for it if you have a passion.

    Cons

    lots of nights working and trips away from family

    Advice to Management

    be more supportive when parents complain



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