Minister of City Engagement

Park Street Church

Boston, MA 02108

Denomination: Congregational

Category: Outreach Pastor

Posted on: June 27, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

In partnership with other ministers of the church, the Minister of City Engagement's first priority will be to disciple Park Street congregants to become like Jesus, who together engage in the mission of God by loving and serving our neighbors in greater Boston.

The minister will serve in regular pastoral duties of the church (20%). He or she will strengthen our existing ministries including Home at Park Street and Afghan refugee relief and explore development of a ministry to returning citizens (60% of time). These will involve leading by service, training leaders and teams, and prayerfully setting future directions of these ministries. The Minister will also research and develop new pathways for Park Street Church to engage the city (20% of time). He or she will collaborate with other Park Street Church ministries and regional fellowships and small groups, to creatively engage our unreached neighbors in humility and sacrificial service.

The Minister will live in the city or within close proximity of Boston so that he or she can get to know Boston. The Minister will become a member of Park Street Church within the first year of service. He or she will report to the Minister of Missions and work closely with all ministers and staff in the missions office as well as other church ministries. The Minister will also liaise with other local churches and organizations in engaging the city and educate Park Street Church congregants on the needs and opportunities of the city.

The Minister will help Park Street Church to learn from, and to partner with, other churches, organizations and individuals responding to the same call to the city of Boston. This will take a great deal of wisdom, courage, and faith to discern how Park Street's strategic geographic location, together with its spiritual, financial, and professional resources, can be used to serve in accordance with the greater good of God's mission for the wider Boston community. The Minister will write a 35-page plan for city engagement within the first 90 days of hiring. This should provide: clear direction for research activity or execution to different ministries within city engagement, practical next steps, dependencies, process for monitoring how healthy progress towards vision will be monitored, risks and opportunities.

Responsibilities include general pastoral ministry, strengthening ongoing city engagement ministries, researching and developing new areas of city engagement, serving on the Missions Committee, participating in weekly prayer times with staff, discipling and equipping volunteers, keeping Park Street Church ministerial staff and lay leadership up to date with current trends and developments in city ministry in Boston, across the nation, and globally. These and other responsibilities are detailed in the full job description.

Please read the full job description and the "Introduction to City Engagement at Park Street Church" at, and send the requested information listed at the end of the job description to

About Park Street Church:

Located in the heart of Boston, Park Street Church has had three defining characteristics throughout its 200+ year history: a commitment to excellent preaching of the inerrant Word of God, spreading that Gospel to the ends of the earth, and the training of its people to live out the transforming power of the love of Christ in every area of their lives. We are Evangelical, Congregational, and International. 

Job Qualifications:

The position of Minister of City Engagement requires a long-term commitment to the church. The candidate's experience and gifts will be employed immediately without a long learning curve. It is expected that the person occupying the position will not require extended personal or educational time away from the position. Education, Faith & Theology, Experience, Relationship Management, Leadership, and Personal requirements are outlined in the full job description. 

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Minister of City Engagement
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Full Time
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750 - 1000

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Carol Scott
1 Park Street
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