First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Concord, CA

Concord FCC is a theologically progressive, Open and Affirming, pastoral-sized congregation consisting of sincere, seeking individuals that come together in order to discover how to be faithful and authentic in an often unrealistic and insincere culture. In this community of faith there is often a variety of opinions, but unity in our quest for an intimate and authentic relationship with the Divine.

Like many congregations, we have struggled with declining numbers and limited resources, but still possess a strong desire to courageously be the church God is calling us to be. We recently completed a capital campaign and will be renovating our facilities. Our focus in the next year will be to continue carrying out our vision of "Widening Our Welcome," and being the church God is calling us to be. This is an exciting time in the life of this congregation!

Rev. Dr. Russell Peterman grew up in this congregation, and eventually "came home" to serve as Senior Minister nearly 10 years ago. Russ is a graduate of Texas Christian University (BA), San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div) and Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min), and was ordained at FCC Concord in 1995.

We are looking for the right person to serve as our next Student Associate Minister. In addition to a wide exposure to the central elements of pastoral ministry such as preaching, teaching, and pastoral care, we have several areas of need (including music leadership, communications, small group development, youth, and children’s ministry, for starters) and hope to shape the particular areas of ministry to the gifts and desires for growth of the student. We are looking, first and foremost, for an individual with a passion for ministry and a strong desire to participate in nurturing a community of faith committed to unconditional love, inclusion and grace.

We have a very strong tradition of successful Field Education placements over the past several years. Students have had incredibly positive experiences and learned a great deal. In the same way, incoming Field Ed placements will have big shoes to fill as the bar has been set high.

Monthly Stipend: $500
Car Required?: No

3039 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA 94519


Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman
Senior Minister