Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Pastor and Head of Staff - New Hope, PA


Listed 09-24-2019
Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1680 Aquetong Rd, New Hope, PA 18938 | 215-862-2440 |
New Hope, PA
Start Date
Full Time

Please review Thompson Memorial's MIF at the CLC:  MIF #07937.AD0. Interested candidates should apply via the CLC website or email the TMPC Pastor Nominating Committee at:

We are a joyful family called by God through Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to: welcome all, share our faith, love each other, serve the world and glorify God. 

TMPC has a rich history that dates back to 1811 and continues to evolve and progress with time. It has the properties of a mid-sized church but the atmosphere of a small one. Our mission statement (above) has been testified through decades and again validated in our recent survey.

The church values its sense of having a caring, family feel and being a warm, close-knit community; helping members deepen their personal, spiritual relationship with God; and its dedication to mission and service.

Strong Relationships: TMPC is intentional about providing opportunities for personal relationships to grow so that all who participate in the life of the church feel supported by and connected to others. The people of TMPC have a strong sense of belonging to this congregation.

Spiritual Formation: We seek to be warm caring disciples of Christ who honor tradition, welcome diversity and seek God’s guidance through a reformed understanding of scripture.

Community Impact: TMPC’s passion for community work extends to many projects, including The Church Has Left the Building, Community Meal, Urban Promise and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

We believe our vision is to glorify God, live our values, and further our efforts in serving the world.

We believe mission and service are part of our core values. We believe that we are called by God to welcome all, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or economic status to share our faith, serve the world and glorify God. Time, talent and treasures are shared generously.  Deeply committed volunteers of all ages believe in faith through action. 

God is calling us to serve within the church and beyond.  Locally, we engage in issues of addiction, hunger and poverty.  Internationally, we support missions such as Conexion Mosaico, Samaritan’s Purse, and One Great Hour of Sharing.

Our recent church-wide survey indicates a majority of the congregation looks forward to new opportunities for all ages to serve God and the community.

Due to our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, a diverse population, including LGBTQ and visiting ethnic minorities, are drawn to New Hope’s art and culture.  Such diversity provides an opportunity to grow our Christian community.

TMPC offers both traditional and contemporary worship to engage both the aging population as well as younger members and families.

In addition, we are searching for an opportunity to speak effectively to community members who feel no religious identity or affiliation. 

The pastor called to serve at TMPC will help our congregation realize our vision in the areas of Spiritual Formation, Strong Relationships and Community Impact.

Spiritual Formation: Help grow our faith in Jesus Christ by delivering sermons which deepen our understanding of the Bible and offer thought-provoking and challenging application to our lives. Support additional opportunities for adult biblical education. Enrich and deepen the Christian education programs for children and youth, which are vital to attract and retain young families and support a vibrant congregation.

Strong Relationships: Encourage the formal ministries and informal culture by which our members support one another in times of need. Support our Deacons, Membership Development Committee, and small groups to provide a variety of opportunities for our members to serve each other and deepen Christian friendships. Build strong relationships of trust and respect with the congregation.

Community Impact: Nurture existing groups to continue their outreach to help our neighbors, such as providing meals through Aid for Friends and TASK, supporting urban youth through Urban Promise, and addiction recovery through Good News Home for Women. Inspire the church to deepen involvement in our ministries, formalize grass-roots efforts and explore new ministries.

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