Church of the Mediator

at Rector
Location Allentown
Date Posted September 14, 2021
Category Bethlehem (Melinda Artman)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation $73,418
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Average Sunday Attendance 72
Budget $305,661
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Financial stability

Core group of committed people

Worship and music

Commitment to service

Refugee Community Center

Close ties to neighborhood organization and school district

Challenges

Growth needed

Getting the congregation back to church after Covid

Developing new leadership and volunteer base

Growth in youth and adult Christian education

Comments

Allentown, a diverse city of 120,000 people, is located about 60 miles north of Philadelphia in the Diocese of Bethlehem. Our congregation is looking for a kind, compassionate, faithful, and innovative leader, one who can help us grow our congregation in a changing, diverse community.  The congregation continues its long history of service in the community with primary focus on our refugee community center, which provides English language, citizenship classes, and other support for refugees from Afghanistan, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria, and elsewhere.  Worship and music are the foundation for our outreach and service.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Melinda Artman

melinda@diobeth.org

484-626-4381