St. Brigid’s, Nazareth

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Nazareth
Date Posted September 15, 2020
Category Bethlehem (Sandy Million)
Job Type Half Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $40000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Average Sunday Attendance 46
Budget $111,452
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

St. Brigid’s is a “Welcome to All” congregation. You are welcomed with love into our fellowship. We believe God has called us together regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status or abilities. Community is a strength that flows abundantly through this parish. At St. Brigid's we truly care for one another. We aren't just parishioners, we are good friends. We are an open, genuine, and communal congregation; we desire spiritual nourishment with application to daily life, grounded in scripture, tradition, and reason. With that, we desire and are committed to continue to grow our church in love for the youth, families, and young adults of our congregation and for our larger communities.

Challenges

In 2020, St. Brigid’s will celebrate its 25th year anniversary as a parish. We are small in number but large in spirit consisting of dedicated, involved, and welcoming parishioners. Like many churches, our membership has declined over the past several years, yet we continue to be blessed with generous financial support from our congregation. Currently there are very few children and young adults attending our services, and the majority of our parishioners are over the age of 55. Our regular Sunday attendance consists of around 35 parishioners, which leads to this search for a half-time rector who will work 20-25 hours per week.

Comments

St. Brigid’s in Nazareth is an active and engaged parish founded just 25 years ago, and is located in a rapidly growing region of northeastern Pennsylvania. One third of its members have been attending for five years or less, and many of those new members are young families. This is a great opportunity for someone creative to help work with this parish, which is primed for growth, to transform it into a thriving and modern worshipping community.

Contact Information

The Rev. Megan Dembi, Diocesan Transition Minister