Christ Church Philadelphia

at Intentional Interim
Location Philadelphia
Date Posted September 9, 2021
Category Pennsylvania (Arlette Benoit Joseph)
Job Type Intentional Interim
Setting Urban
Compensation 110000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing None
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 508
Average Sunday Attendance 168
Budget 944,157
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Christ Church parishioners experience a worship service rich in liturgy, strong homiletics, and inspiring music provided by a beautiful choir and a brand new organ.  Our rector is supported by a strong clergy and staff who are available to remain with the church through the transition. We are a well-managed church with a clear sense of our needs and a proven track record for fundraising for our historic property. We have an important legacy and parishioners deeply value the church’s history. At the same time we seek a future that isn’t defined by our history. We firmly believe that whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome, as you are.

 

Challenges

Christ Church is keenly aware of the challenges of maintaining our historic property for future generations. Currently, much of fundraising for this work is the responsibility of the Christ Church Preservation Trust, led by a non-parochial Board. While there is some collaboration between the Trust and the Church, the transition of our Rector will require us to work hard to strengthen our current ties, although we admit we do not have a clear vision of what that should look like. We acknowledge we are not as diverse as we would like to be. Our current Rector’s gift for preaching on social justice has drawn new congregants who share that commitment and we know that as we go through the discernment process of calling a new rector, we will need to recognize a variety of pastoral strengths.. Like all modern churches, we wonder about engaging new models of church that can serve more people from different backgrounds attracting more congregants from younger generations and rebuilding our community after the enforced separation of COVID-19.

 

 

 

Comments

Send cover letter, resume and OTM portfolio:  The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph abenoitjoseph@diopa.org | 267-600-2409.

Contact Information

Send cover letter, resume and OTM portfolio:  The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph abenoitjoseph@diopa.org | 267-600-2409.