Community Pastor for Addiction & the ArtsPosted by: Jeremy D. Scott
Posted date: Nov-24-2016
Location: Hingham, MA, USA
(Please visit www.northst.org/hullpastor for the full ministry job description.)
Community Pastor for Addiction & the Arts
North Street Community Church of the Nazarene is seeking an individual to serve as a full-time pastor to our neighboring town of Hull, MA. This new ministry is being established through the key identifying factors of Addiction Recovery & Prevention and the Arts as we follow the call to establish a center for ministry in Hull.
Contact Pastor Jeremy D. Scott with questions. Send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a philosophy of ministry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The person who will be successful in this ministry role will be someone who can catch on to the early vision we believe that God has given us, while having the passion and energy to lead in its further development. This vision is calling us to enter into a community in which we have seen people who need the love of Christ. We have been led in a growing concern in particular regarding those addicted and their families. We believe that Christ - in his deep concern for the whole person - will have us meet people whatever their situation. The person who fulfills this role will join us in striving to be knowledgeable but unassuming about the things of addiction. We believe that a significant part of ministry to and with those addicted will involve helping the greater community reject prejudiced stigmas about the source of addiction. Please see our earlier vision regarding this ministry (if you are reading this on paper, visit northst.org/hullpastor for active links) .
At the same time, this person will be leading us in establishing an ecclesial community in the town of Hull as a derivative of the North Street Community. While we have discerned the vision to this point, we are looking for someone who can come and lead in developing this ministry in Hull. We believe that while addiction recovery has a better chance with the help of medical and clinical professionals, human beings require deep holes to be fulfilled with healthy passions. This begins with life in Christ, but can be fleshed out through participation in a wide variety of the arts, giving healthy replacement value. Our context is one in which the arts are rich, societally-valued, and can be a vessel through which the Church is vibrantly active in the community while pointing people to God the Creator.
A final ministry/job description will be adapted and specified to the person we bring to fulfill the role.
The pastor shall be compensated for full-time commitment, including health insurance. The North Street Finance Committee will parcel compensation to benefit the pastor’s situation.
North Street Community Church of the Nazarene serves, worships, and fellowships on the south shore of Boston in Hingham, MA. Our church community is characterized by dedication to the way of Christ through compassion, proclamation of the Word, and the Sacraments. We endeavor to frame our own contextual call to the mission of Christ’s Church through three identifying questions that we use to shape who we are:
How can we partner locally and globally in what God is doing?
How can we be good neighbors?
How can we provide space where artists can practice their art?
We appreciate intergenerational interaction in worship, fellowship, & discipleship. We greatly value being together through shared tables as we seek to celebrate the goodness of God’s creation and Kingdom even now. We are not afraid of having conversations around situations of justice and suffering, noting the roles that the Church plays in the lives of those marginalized or disenfranchised.
If the description of this vision and ministry is appealing to you, please pray about your application and then send along a cover letter, resume, at least three references who can speak to your ability pertaining to this ministerial role, and a philosophy of ministry (email@example.com). We are already praying for you and we look forward to hearing from you.