John's Lutheran Church
Visitation Pastor - Job Description
pastoral care for the sick and shut-in of the church,
through regular visitation and participation in the
sacrament of Holy Communion, is an important part of the
ministry of Christ's Church. In Matthew 25 Jesus emphasizes
the importance of taking care of those who are unable to
participate fully in the community. Seeking to be more
faithful to the directive of our Lord, the position of
Visitation Pastor was established at the annual meeting of
St. John's Lutheran Church in February 1999. The
responsibilities of this position along with considerations
on the part of the congregation for this important work
Visitation Pastor Responsibilities:
responsibilities of the Visitation Pastor
of shut-ins of St. John's Lutheran Church.
the visitation and communion shut-ins by the pastoral
staff and members of the Senior and Shut-In
meetings of the Sr. and Shut-In Ministry.
- Officiate at
funerals (when requested)
- Assist in
emergency "on call" with other pastors.
supervised by the Sr. Pastor and Sr. & Shut-In
In addition to these duties it is understood that this
position has some flexibility in relation to schedule. (i.e.
St. John's is open to this person being gone for extended
periods of time with the understanding that the person would
make up those hours when they returned.
The Senior and Shut In Ministry has moved to establish a
position for a part time Visitation Pastor. St. John's would
employ this person on a contract for ministry basis (i.e. no
letter of call) for $12.00/hr. for 10 hrs/wk. The cost of
the position would be $6,240/yr. plus $477 F.I.C.A. The
responsibilities would include: