Letter from psc chair

Dear Prospective Pastoral Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Senior Pastor of New Life Burbank. We are a small congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) located in Burbank, California, seeking a shepherd to walk alongside us in the next stages of our journey.  

Please browse our website to better familiarize yourself with our church.  The additional links at the bottom of this page will provide you information developed by our Pastoral Search Committee: our church’s core values/philosophy of ministry, history, congregation profile, finances, and community profile. We have also included a description and qualifications of our desired pastor and an outline of anticipated duties.  

In New Life Burbank’s 18 year history our congregation, leadership, and staff have varied in size and demographics.  As Paul writes, we’ve known want and we’ve known plenty, and we continue to learn to be content in all situations.  We have recognized the Lord’s provision year by year, grown in our faith, and are a congregation excited to be paired with our next pastor to be nurtured, cared for, and shepherded.   

Our pastoral search committee looks forward to receiving application materials from you. All materials should be sent to: NewLifeBurbank-PSC@newlifeburbank.org.  We encourage timely submission, as application materials will be reviewed in the order they are received.  

Our committee assures you of the confidentiality of your candidacy and application materials throughout the process. Please note that only applicants submitting all of the following materials will be considered for the position:

  • Ministerial Data Form (MDF) 

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Brief personal testimony (1 page max)

  • Brief response to the following question: What three theologians have most impacted your thinking, and why?  (2 pages max)

  • 3 sample sermons in audio or video format, including:

    • 2 most recent sermons

    • 1 additional sermon of choice

  • Photo/family photo (optional)

  • Letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your ministry (optional)

  • References will be requested at a later date as necessary

Thank you again for your interest. Once your application packet has been reviewed, the search committee will contact you as soon as possible. If you have questions during the process, please direct them to the email address above. May God bless you as we all proceed prayerfully through this search process.

Alan W. Armes

Ruling Elder

Pastoral Search Committee Chair