Job Title: Co-Pastor (Full Time)

Church: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, 219 Hummel St., Harrisburg, PA 17104

Website: http://www.hbgfirstcob.org/

Mission statement: We are called to be a Christ-centered multi-cultural community in the inner city, sharing the love, healing, peace, and justice of Christ.

Who Are We?

Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren was opened in 1896 and has ministered continuously from its Hummel Street location in Harrisburg, PA, since 1903. Once a predominantly white and affluent neighborhood, South Allison Hill underwent several decades of white flight and is currently one of the more under-resourced yet racially and culturally diverse communities in our region. The congregation has always taken seriously the Christian responsibility to serve and love our neighbors. However, in the early 90's, a new vision was adopted that challenged the congregation to be more inclusive and diverse. Part of this shift has included not simply serving others but welcoming our neighbors as a part of our spiritual family. In 2000, a separate non-profit organization, bcmPEACE (bcmpeace.org), was incorporated as the community ministry arm of the congregation. More recently we have become a leading voice in combating white supremacy and pursuing anti-racism in our denomination.

 

Job Overview

The co-pastor will join a pastoral team and provide leadership for an intergenerational, racially and socioeconomically diverse congregation in South Allison Hill in Harrisburg, PA. This person will work collaboratively with other staff members in the overall pastoral ministry of the church. They will participate in congregational preaching, vision casting, community engagement, and overall organizational leadership. This person will be an adaptive leader with the experience, knowledge, and gifting that will aid the congregation into a deeper fulfillment of its mission as followers of Jesus sharing love, healing, peace, and justice in our neighborhood.

Pastoral qualities

  • A committed disciple of Jesus with a living faith and a public witness
  • Emotionally and culturally intelligent leadership
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Comfortable in impoverished and majority Black and Brown neighborhoods
  • Committed to working for justice, peace, and healing in our city
  • Anabaptist theological commitments and conversant with BIPOC theologies
  • BIPOC/Women of color encouraged to apply
  • Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply

Pastoral priorities for ministry duties and responsibilities (in this order)

  1. Collaborative and adaptive team member with strong leadership gifts
  2. Visionary leadership and preaching
  3. Community engagement
  4. Organization
  5. Other ministry gifts valued/there is potential flexibility around some roles

Pastoral qualifications, education and experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (MDiv or Equivalent Ministry experience preferred)
  • 5 years urban, multiracial, and intercultural ministry experience minimum
  • Antiracist/Intersectional/Intercultural competency

Pastor salary expectations

  • Commensurate with candidate’s education and experience

To Apply:

Please send your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae/Resume with 3 professional references to hbgfirstcob@yahoo.com. Rolling applications accepted until position is filled. Application review begins June 1, 2021. Applicants can expect confirmation of receipt within 7 days.

 

Minister of Music Position
Available
18-25 hours per week
Flexible Schedule Available

Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren seeks to hire a Minister of Music who has a passion for urban, multi-cultural ministry and possesses experience using music from varied traditions. The ideal candidate will be able to play a leading/accompanying instrument (piano, organ, or guitar) and be skilled in leading vocal ensembles in a multi-ethnic worship setting. Bilingual ability is beneficial, and the ability to present music in various languages is preferred. Competitive salary is commensurate with musical background and experience.
Job is available effective IMMEDIATELY. Interviews including auditions with the Praise Team begin NOW.

Qualified candidates should submit via postal mail or e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references (two professional, one personal). It is necessary for the successful candidate to have access to a reliable automobile.

Via Postal Mail: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren
Attention: Pastor Josiah Ludwick
219 Hummel Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Via E-Mail: hbgfirstcob@yahoo.com OR hfcminofmusic@gmail.com

INTERESTED CANDIDATES are encouraged to visit the website of Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, www.hbgfirstcob.org
For more information, email: hbgfirstcob@yahoo.com