Bi-Vocational Pastor

Date Posted: February 18, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Messiah Village Church
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
Job Type: Bi-vocational
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Messiah Village Church (Mechanicsburg, PA) Bi-Vocational Pastor

The Big Picture

Messiah Village Church (https://www.messiahlifeways.org/lifestyle/messiah-village-church/) is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor.

The Messiah Village congregation meets on the campus of Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village in Mechanicsburg, PA. This campus is a network of senior community services and residential communities serving approximately 720 residents. In this unique setting, the Messiah Village Church, of approximately 50 congregants, ministers to lifelong BIC members, brothers and sisters from other religious backgrounds, and those who have never had a church connection or relationship with Jesus.

The congregation is looking for a pastor with a missional mindset who loves older people, who excels at developing relationships, and who can help others connect. We are looking for someone who will be intentional about helping re-create opportunities for community-building on a campus that has been profoundly impacted by COVID. Finally, we are praying for a pastor who can also champion missional vision for our campus and help develop leadership in our congregation.

The Messiah Village Church is a separate entity from the Messiah Lifeways organization, but all church functions are held on campus. As such, the pastor must be adept at working with a team since they will be interacting regularly with Messiah Lifeways leadership and administration as well as the Messiah Village Church board and ministry leaders.


  • Provide engaging, Bible-based preaching.
  • Provide visitation for church attenders.
  • Help others navigate new seasons of aging.
  • Identify, equip, and engage new disciples, teams, and leaders.
  • Pursue community connections.


  • Have, or be willing to obtain, a Brethren in Christ pastoral credential.

Job Status:

The church is seeking someone to serve as a part-time pastor for 25-30 hours/week. Other than Sunday morning responsibilities, weekly hours can be flexible and negotiable.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over the job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these four questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the pastor for Messiah Village Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Messiah Village Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Messiah Village Church and the Brethren in Christ?
  • What is your bi-vocational plan?

Please send your resume, a sermon link and the answers to these questions to [email protected].