Background: Throughout its more than 130 years, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church has been a progressive congregation. As it supports the spiritual formation of its members, Pullen also leads on issues of social justice, including support for poor and marginalized people, civil rights for all, and championing societal diversity and human rights for all people. Pullen is a welcoming and affirming congregation. While most Pullen members and participants see God’s work and love reflected most clearly in the life and ministry of Jesus, the church supports understanding and respect of other faith traditions.
Affiliations include American Baptist Churches USA, the Alliance of Baptists, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Bread for the World, Church Women United, Community of the Cross of Nails, Martin Street Baptist Church, the North Carolina Council of Churches, and the Triangle Interfaith Alliance. Pullen also has mission partnerships in Cuba, Zimbabwe, Republic of Georgia, Nicaragua, and Coventry, England. The church has a staff of eleven full and part-time staff.
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, near downtown and NCSU in Raleigh, NC, seeks an Associate Pastor to serve full-time with full benefits.
Pullen is a 130 plus year old social-justice oriented, progressive, ecumenical, inclusive, welcoming and affirming ABC/Alliance of Baptists church. We believe in a radical vision that all people are created in the image of God, an expansive love beyond humanity’s limits. We affirm that there are many paths to God and that no one person or religion holds all the truth. Read more about us on our website, especially http://www.pullen.org/our-touchstone/ and http://www.pullen.org/partnerships-and-affiliations/
- Provide back up and support for the Pastor in all functions including worship planning and worship leadership, pastoral care, and staffing of assigned Pullen Councils and Committees;
- Plan, organize, and coordinate senior adult and young adult education and spiritual formation ministries, programming and services;
- Supervise children and youth ministerial staff;
- Plan, organize, develop, and implement small group, intergenerational and congregation-wide activities and programs.
Qualifications: Ordained minister in the Christian tradition. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree; graduation from an accredited seminary or graduate school with a Master of Divinity or comparable degree, and at least five years of experience in Christian education, pastoral care, work with seniors, young adults, and/or congregational life activities, supervisory responsibilities, or comparable work experience.
For more detailed information please review the complete Associate Pastor job description.
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to:
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Attn: Associate Pastor Search Committee
1801 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but apply by February 15, 2018 for assured consideration. Position open after May 1, 2018.