Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 79068.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 79068
Ministry Name Broad Street Ministry
Mailing Address 315 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone (215) 735-4847
Fax 215.689.3474
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 17%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 3%
Middle Eastern 2%
White 72%
Other 5%
Average Worship Attendance 90
Church School Attendance 0
Curriculum 0
Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program   False
Yoked Church False
Community Type Urban
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Information about the position

Position:   Head of Staff (Multi-Staff Pastor, who supervised two or more teaching elders and other staff)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Pastor & Director of Faith & Worship
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:   Masters of Divinity
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Broad Street Ministry is a broad-minded Christian community that practices radical hospitality and works for a more just world through civic engagement.  It seeks to be dynamic in its expression of worship, embracing those on the margins of faith, those who are on the margins of society, and those who have enjoyed the embrace of the church.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

When we embrace the needs of the most vulnerable among us, we transform our city, our institutions, and ourselves.

In the winter of 2007 Broad Street Ministry was offered the opportunity by the City of Philadelphia to host an overnight shelter for the City’s most vulnerable residents. BSM accepted this offer, creating a warm place to rest and offering nourishing food on a regular basis. Those involved in the effort (the embryonic Faith Community that gathered there) quickly realized that more was required if guests were to experience the kind of security and significance that fills human life with meaning, even if only for a few hours. Guided by metaphors of hospitality drawn from the Christian sacrament of the Eucharist, and understood as an extension of that sacrament to all persons, weekly meals were offered under a program called Breaking Bread, which became a service of the Hospitality Collaborative. The Hospitality Collaborative is the umbrella of which secular services are provided to Philadelphia’s most vulnerable populations. These meals not only meet needs for physical nourishment, but would also serve as a means by which the socio-spiritual needs of BSM’s guests are met as well, primarily through the cultivation of relationships that would foster and sustain personal restoration. In collaboration with local service providers, essential social services were offered alongside the meals.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
One weekly meal has since evolved into seven, and a small team of volunteers has developed into the   dedicated full-time team that staff the Hospitality Collaborative. Through the work of the Hospitality Collaborative guests receive personal medical and dental care, psychiatric evaluation and counseling, benefit access and legal advice, AIDS testing and referral, therapeutic arts, and mail services – all of this alongside nourishing meals served in a restaurant-like setting and prepared by a professional chef. Both the Faith Community and the Hospitality Collaborative are shaped and sustained by a common philosophy and a shared mission informed by the inner-logic of the Eucharist.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The Faith Community understands the services offered through the Hospitality Collaborative to simply be a   “living out of the theology of the Gospel of Luke about providing a seat at the banquet table for everyone, with the most vulnerable being given the most prominent places at the table.” By radically welcoming everyone we will ensure we are a diverse community engaging in the work of transformative hospitality in the hopes that in this ministry God in Christ will transform us as well.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  • Ability to embody and advocate for the identity and action themes mentioned above. Approachable, flexible, entrepreneurial, theologically informed, socially engaged.
  • Demonstrated preaching skills. Pastor must be able to connect nuanced interpretation of scripture, personal life, social issues, and popular culture in an emotionally transparent fashion.
  • Experienced. Many of the desired skills for this position can only be gained through life experience. So, someone right out of seminary seeking a first call will likely not fit well. But, someone towards the end of their pastoral career likely won’t have the energy or ability to connect with the demographics of the community either.
  • Neighborliness. Pastor must be able to initiate and sustain constructive relationships with institutional partners, partner congregations, civic groups, and the arts community.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Be the primary preacher (weekly)
  • Worship Leader (weekly)
  • Worship Imagineer (ongoing)
  • Pastoral Associates program manager (annually)
  • Supervision for Associate Pastor and the Pastoral Associate (weekly)
  • Pastoral support for BSM’s Brain Trust, Caring for Others
  • Pastoral care for congregants
  • All Staff meeting attendee (monthly)
  • Imagineer for the relationship with the Hospitality Collaborative (ongoing)
  • Stewardship
  • Fundraising
  • Supporting BSM’s annual events: Porch Party (May), Birthday Worship Service (May), Be Our Guest (October)
Optional Links (“You Belong” video) (“Taking Flight” video)
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Culturally Proficient
Strategy and Vision
Funds Developer
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $51,914   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Cara Blouin
5219 Webster Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
(917) 250-1688
Congregant, Hospitality collaborative volunteer
Che Simmons
1131 Leopard Street, Philadelphia, PA. 19123
Congregant, Hospitality Collaborative volunteer
JoAnn Flett
1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087
(215) 964-5139
Congregant, member of the Brain Trust
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   4/28/2017

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  (215) 242-1400 Office Phone  (215) 242-1400
Fax  (215) 242-1444 Email
Daytime Phone  919-360-1446 Office Phone 
Fax  (215) 242-1444 Email
PNC:  Michael J. Dahl Address  315 S BROAD STREET, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Daytime Phone  215.735.4847 ext. 126 Office Phone 
Fax  Email