The 1001 New Worshiping Communities Residency at Broad Street Ministry’s Pastoral Immersion Program
Broad Street Ministry, a broad-minded Christian community that cherishes creativity, fosters and nurtures artistic expression, extends inclusive hospitality and works for a more just world through civic engagement…
… And the 1001 New Worshiping Community movement, a initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) fostering fresh expression of church …
invite applications for the 1001 New Worshiping Community Residency at Broad Street. Residents will live in a house provided by BSM in Philadelphia enabling them to test and strengthen their capacity for innovative, daring, and prophetic theological leadership in an urban context. They will develop a clear and compelling mission plan (with financial backers) that will enable them to start a new worshiping community in their context upon completion of the residency.
1001 BSM Residency Program Application
- Application deadline: March 25
- Decisions made: April 15
- National Training in Atlanta: June 24-27
- Residency begins: September 2016
- Residency Concludes: Summer 2017
Residents will receive housing and a monthly stipend and will contribute $1000 of their own fundraising by September 1. Residents will also take part in an advanced national training with 1001 interns June 24-27 in Atlanta. 1-2 spots are open for the 2016-2017 pilot year program. Applications, including Letters of Reference, are due March 25, 2016. Decisions will be made by April 15th. Looking for something in your own city?
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The ideal applicant to Broad Street Ministry’s Pastoral Immersion Program has an appetite for risk, is comfortable with ambiguity and sees theology in everything. S/he is called to high-impact ministry and desires to experience high highs and low lows. The ideal applicant knows how to get away from the job when needed but when at the job, is truly present. S/he takes the gospel incredibly seriously but the institution and him/herself much less so.
The Pastoral Immersion Program is a year-long residency for the entrepreneurial in the 21st century. Participants live in residence and work in Broad Street Ministry’s hospitality ministry and resident worshiping community. They lead worship, build relationships with our guests throughout the week, and engage in continual theological reflection. Alumnae/i of the Pastoral Immersion Program have gone on to serve the church in parishes in rural areas, the suburbs, cities large and small, in seminaries, and in support roles to churches.
The 1001 New Worshiping Communities Residency Program is a special emphasis within the Broad Street Pastoral Residency Program. The 2016-2017 New Worshiping Community Residency will offer a full-time advanced training experience for up to two salient applicants that will result in the identification of a mission plan and funding for a new worshiping community to be pursued upon completion of the residency.
A discernment team selects candidates for the program. In addition to possessing the qualities described above, an ideal candidate for the NWC Residency at Broad Street will possess an interest in journeying with a community to see them grow in awareness of God’s work and presence in their lives. S/he delegates and equips people to take responsibility for their faith practices and has experience in having inaugurated contextual new ministries from scratch. He/she is an unapologetically Christian leader who is savvy about loving and meeting people where they are.
Residents will receive housing and a monthly stipend and will contribute $1000 of their own fundraising by September 1, 2015. Residents will also take part in an advanced national training with 1001 interns June 24-27 in Atlanta. Two spots are open for the 2016-2017 year program. Applications, including Letters of Reference, are due by March 25, 2016. Decisions will be made by April 15th.