Archives for 2016

Transforming Evangelism

Title of book or publication
Transforming Evangelism
Author(s)
David Gortner
Publisher
Church Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
2007
Description or summary
This book anticipated much of the reawakening now stirring the Episcopal Church, at the heart of what Presiding Bishop Curry has called “The Jesus Movement.” Gortner is passionate about reclaiming and properly redefining evangelism that is rooted in joy and wonder at God’s great love, trust that God is already at work in all people’s lives, eagerness to hear others’ stories and share our own stories, and an everyday ease in speaking of the God of Life and “naming the Holy” at work in people’s lives. When people use the tools and study the examples provided in this book, they soon learn that people really are interested in talking about their lives and sharing matters of the heart — and that people are open to hearing about our lives and the ways we have experienced God’s grace.
Website
https://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Evangelism-Transformations-David-Gortner/dp/0898695856
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon, Church Publishing
Contact name
David Gortner
Email
dgortner@vts.edu

12/29/16: Rector (Incline Village, NV)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Incline Village, NV
What do you want this person to do?
St. Patrick’s is looking for a Rector who is:

  • Enthusiastic and engaged in personal, and parish, spiritual life
  • Skilled in teaching, preaching, and intellectual exchange
  • Experienced in parish Stewardship development
  • Interested in small-group spiritual formation
  • Supportive of other seekers’ growth and transformation
  • Effective in managing a fluid parish and discerning lay leaders
  • Committed to Episcopal traditions of inclusion and open-mindedness

And one who is:

  • Compassionate and collaborative as a leader
  • Flexible with both traditional and creative liturgical styles
  • Outgoing in connecting to our neighbors and visitors, especially those in need, from different backgrounds
  • Interested in living and taking part in our community
  • Able to communicate our parish spirit in positive, effective ways
  • Attentive to the places in our parish that need to renew and heal
  • Filled with honesty, hope, and humor as we go forward together

As we look for these attributes in candidates, we will also look for them among us, so that, with our new rector, we may thrive as a healthy, vital body in Christ.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
03/15/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.tahoeepiscopal.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.tahoeepiscopal.org/doc/RectorSearch.html

12/27/16: Director of Youth Ministries (Decatur, GA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Youth Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Holy Trinity Parish
Where is the job site located?
Decatur, GA
What do you want this person to do?
The Position Holy Trinity Parish seeks a Director of Youth Ministries to help our youth form a loving community, understand and deepen their Christian faith, and live out that faith through service, worship, and fellowship.
This is a 1/2 to 3/4-time position (20 to 30 hours per week, variable by week). It can be shaped to fit the needs of the right candidate. Benefits available based on 1/2-time or 3/4-time employment.
Parish Mission Statement To open hearts to God and open doors to community.
Youth Ministry Mission Statement The youth ministry of Holy Trinity Parish walks together as a loving
community, worships and seeks to know God, and serves as the body of Christ in the world.
Preferred Qualifications
An active Christian faith and an ability to share that faith with our youth
Trustworthiness as a director of youth ministries, as a pastor to the youth, and as a colleague
Emotional health and maturity
Basic organizational and communication skills
Episcopal background and theological training is preferred, but opportunities for theological education can be provided through continuing education budget
Duties
Calendar of Activities – Create a calendar of regular community and service events for the year, including diocesan youth events, and promote them to the youth and their families.
Pastoral Care – Be a supportive pastoral presence in crisis and non-crisis times, and work with the adult volunteers and clergy to provide good care for our youth.
Sunday School – Recruit and support teachers for our junior and senior high classes. Review and refine the curriculum from time to time.
Worship – Encourage attendance and participation in Sunday worship and help organize youth Sunday in the spring.
Acolytes – Lend support and occasional help to existing long-time acolyte volunteer and vergers in recruiting youth from the parish.
Pilgrimage & Mission Trip – Plan and lead a youth pilgrimage every other year, and a mission trip on the alternate years.
Fundraising – Xmas wreath sales for general funds, and 1 fundraiser yearly for the pilgrimage/mission trip.
Support Team – Organize a support team of youth and adults to support you both personally and programatically.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
01/15/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.holytrinitydecatur.org

12/23/16: Faith Formation Working Group Head (San Francisco, CA)

What are you looking for?
Faith Formation Working Group Head
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal Diocese of California
Where is the job site located?
San Francisco, CA
What do you want this person to do?
The Episcopal Diocese of California seeks an organized, creative, and energetic Working Group Head for Faith Formation.

The Diocese of California is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and people of color to consider this position. This position is envisioned as a lay position, but clergy are welcome to apply.

The Working Group Head for Faith Formation will be supervised by the Bishop of California and will collaborate with other working group heads and members of staff. The Working Group Head for Faith Formation is at the nexus of a variety of networks, committees, task forces, and commissions focused on comprehensive and holistic formation at all types of lay and ordained participation. This position requires the ability to work closely with others, frequently on tight time schedules.

Primary responsibilities:
 Organize and plan periodic training events across the diocese.
 Support local discernment committees for lay and ordained vocation. Collaborate
with the Vocations Officer to form Christians for all types of ministry.
 Consult with congregations on youth and young adult formation and staffing.
 Serve as liaison to campus chaplaincies and ministries.
 Collaborate with the Bishop, Canon to the Ordinary, and other diocesan leaders on
curriculum development for lay and ordained ministries.
 Attend monthly Executive Council meetings and other committee, task force, and
commission meetings as required.
 Collaborate with camps and conference centers on compliance, governance, and
operations.
 Coordinate Equipping the Beloved Community and other locally organized faith
formation events.
 Supervise the Associate for Discipleship Ministries.
Essential Skills and qualifications
 Familiarity with the structure and functioning of The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of California and willingness to live within the Baptismal Covenant of the Episcopal Church.
 Familiarity with Congregational Development practices.
 Collegial working style with and sensitivity to internal and external clients as well as
the general public.
 Excellent organizational skills including the ability to set priorities with measurable
goals, communicate results in a timely manner, and work on multiple projects
simultaneously.
 Demonstrated capabilities in curriculum development, education, and volunteer
management.
 Evening and weekend work is required; ability and willingness to be flexible about
working schedule and hours.
 Knowledge of a second language is a plus.

This is a full-time, salaried position. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications, experience and diocesan compensation standards. Benefits are those outlined for full-time employees in the diocesan canons. Interested applicants should submit resume with cover letter and writing sample (one page), or, information request to resumes@diocal.org. Please make your subject line “Faith Formation.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
01/15/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.diocal.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://diocal.org/resources/employment/faith-formation-working-group-head

12/23/16: Managing Director, Episcopal City Mission (Boston, MA)

What are you looking for?
Managing Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Episcopal City Mission
Where is the job site located?
Boston, MA
What do you want this person to do?
Position: Managing Director – Senior level position

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:

Episcopal City Mission (ECM) is a faith-based organization which promotes social, racial and economic justice working through congregations and community based organizations throughout Massachusetts and people within the Diocese of Massachusetts, with special emphasis on the urban poor and oppressed.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Managing Director provides direction and day-to-day management of several key functions other than programs such as finance, administration, human resources, and/or development; assumes responsibility for major projects including financial model involving low-income real estate management; assumes responsibility for organization in absence of Executive Director. Participates as a member of the senior management team to formulate and implement policies and plans to meet the organization’s short- and long-term objectives. This position includes oversight of the Office Manager and accounting contractor.

Click here to view the full job description – http://www.episcopalcitymission.org/s/ManagingDirector_2016.pdf

TO APPLY

We strongly encourage online applications. Please upload your resume and cover letter by going to www.episcopalcitymission.org/apply.

As an EOE/AA employer, Episcopal City Mission will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification and veteran or disability status.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Do you have a website?
http://www.episcopalcitymission.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.episcopalcitymission.org/apply

12/23/16: Stewardship Coordinator for Latino Congregation (Falls Church, VA)

What are you looking for?
Stewardship Coordinator for Latino Congregation
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Iglesia de Santa Maria
Where is the job site located?
Falls Church, Virginia
What do you want this person to do?
Job Title – Stewardship Coordinator for Latino/Hispanic Congregations

Part Time/Full Time

Temporary Contract (Position ends Oct. 31, 2017)

Job Summary & Essential Functions

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia seeks a motivated individual to serve as Coordinator for Stewardship at Iglesia de Santa Maria (and, by extension, the Latino congregations in the Diocese). This position, funded by a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, requires a courteous and competent individual with excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish to research, design, suggest and implement “best practices” for Christian stewardship in a Latino/Hispanic Congregation.

Because no formal stewardship program currently exists at Santa Maria, the position requires a good amount of creativity and big picture thinking. This position is located in Falls Church, Virginia where the Coordinator will work with the Rector of Iglesia de Santa Maria as the base for developing and assessing stewardship practices, training lay leaders in educating the parish on the theology of stewardship and living a life of generosity in a faith community, and generating revenue from faithful giving efforts at Santa Maria. Reporting directly to the Rector, the Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organization and supervision of all activities related to stewardship activities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Develop and coordinate programs and strategies for stewardship education at Santa Maria
• Curate development resources available in Spanish and English
• Prepare and produce necessary documentation for Santa Maria’s stewardship program
• Research, develop, assess and suggest “best practices” for policies and procedures for stewardship programs for Santa Maria and other Latino/Hispanic Episcopal congregations
• Develop and implement strategies for invitation, identification and cultivation of donors
• Identify and cultivate strategic partners to fund mission and ministry at Santa Maria
• Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors
• Input data and manage database information system
• Coordinate with Diocese of Virginia staff to create and communicate a strategy for implementing a sustainable vision of stewardship for Santa Maria (and by extension that could translate into other Hispanic/Latino congregations within the Diocese of Virginia, and that is complementary to stewardship programming out of diocesan offices.
• Participate in conferences, events and training, local and national, to develop strategic relationships for Santa Maria within and outside the broader Church
• Learn and share knowledge and inspiration related to stewardship initiatives for Latino/Hispanic congregations
• Provide direction and guidance to the Rector, Staff, Vestry and Stewardship Committee
• Recruit, train, assign, coach and supervise lay leaders for ongoing stewardship initiatives
• Develop and/or coordinate stewardship programs and events
• Coordinate with the Finance Committee and Vestry to project pledge revenues for future years and analyze giving trends.
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills required in English and Spanish
• Familiarity with The Episcopal Church
• Experience, knowledge and passion around the development of Episcopal congregations and/or other styles of vibrant, and engaged Christian congregations.
• Ability to develop strategy in the context of the Church’s mission that produces measurable impact on giving of time, talent and treasure
• Highly effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with diverse personalities from different cultures and backgrounds in a tactful, mature, and professional manner
• Strong computer skills, planning and organizational skills, volunteer experience and some financial background
• Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities
• Ability to balance in-office work with an outside-office ministry.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends included) and travel as needed
• Be a licensed driver and have access to private transportation in fulfilling above duties. Reimbursement provided for work-related travel

Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Outlook required
• Three to five years of experience in a nonprofit development office with knowledge of fundraising and stewardship principles and practices preferred
• Prior experience with a donor management system preferred

Apply: Email cover letter, résumé, [and your salary or wage history] to: Santamaria@thediocese.net

The Diocese of Virginia is an equal opportunity employer committed to worshiping our Lord, promoting reconciliation and embracing diversity.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Temporary Contract (Position ends Oct. 31, 2017)
Does this job pay?
Yes

12/23/16: Associate Rector for Children and Youth Ministries (Charlotte, NC)

What are you looking for?
Associate Rector for Children and Youth Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Church Charlotte
Where is the job site located?
Charlotte, N.C.
What do you want this person to do?
Our ambition is to hire an Associate Rector who is passionate about equipping and empowering children, youth, and their families to strengthen their faith and walk with Christ. We envision dynamic worship opportunities for our children and youth, innovative spiritual practices that can occur at home, and unique experiences that are transformative and intergenerational. With an increasingly mobile congregation, we also envision programs that fully utilize website and mobile applications to meet our families where they are when they are not in church. We hope that what our associate creates here will become a model and an inspiration to the wider Church of how to minister effectively to children, youth and families in the 21st century.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
02/15/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.christchurchcharlotte.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.christchurchcharlotte.org

12/23/16: Advancement Administrator & Data Specialist (Berkeley, CA)

What are you looking for?
Advancement Administrator & Data Specialist
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
Where is the job site located?
Berkeley, CA
What do you want this person to do?
Summary:

The Advancement Administrator & Data Specialist will manage donor/alumni data, gift processing & record keeping, and administrative and internal support for the implementation of CDSP’s Advancement strategies. We seek a database enthusiast who is supremely accurate, focused on detail, and excels at working collaboratively with Advancement team members. This position reports to the Director of Advancement.

Responsibilities:

Database Management:
• Manage an effective/accurate electronic donor and prospect database
• Prepare, create, and pull database-generated donor reports and queries as requested by the Director of Advancement, Dean and President, and Board of Trustees
• Generate monthly and annual metrics reports to track Advancement Office activity
• Create database-generated mailing lists (i.e. direct mail, annual fund, special event invitations, newsletter mailing list, donor recognition events)
• Ensure all records are current, including quarterly implementation of NCOA/CASS processes
• Train work-study students or contractors on database procedures as required
• Create and update database systems, polices, and procedures

Gift Processing/Record Keeping:
• Receive/open all donor mail
• Process and acknowledge all gifts in accordance with CDSP Advancement protocols, including thank you letters, memorial/honorary gift notifications, and IRS receipts.
• Maintain all electronic and physical donor records; establish records for new donors and prospects
• Track and maintain paperwork and correspondence for pledged gifts and in-kind contributions
• Coordinate with Advancement staff and CDSP Financial Office for proper gift accounting and monthly data reconciliation
• Manage records and procedures for vehicle donations, corporate matching gifts, planned giving society members, grants, and other Advancement-related campaigns

Administrative/Office Duties
• Provide scheduling assistance, meeting agendas, and other support to the Director of Advancement
• Perform typing, filing, copying, errands, answering the telephone, and other general office duties
• Manage invoices for Advancement vendors & contractors; order office supplies as needed

Experience:

3-5 years’ experience with Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge donor management system. 3-5 years’ experience in an office environment with demonstrated progression of responsibility, utilizing skills noted below. Prior experience in Advancement/Development environments preferred.

Skills:

Ability to efficiently gather, classify and summarize detailed information in reports. Ability to plan, organize and work on several concurrent projects by prioritizing work assignments. Ability to read, write and speak English effectively. Proficient writing skills to compose letters as directed. Ability to work cooperatively and tactfully with donors, alumni, prospects, board members, staff, and volunteers. Must be flexible, a team player, a self-starter and have initiative. Attention to detail and high level of organization is essential. Must have proficiency in computerized donor management software, database systems, and Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Education:

College degree, training in office/administrative management, computer use, database/records management.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, a writing sample, and your resume to:

employment@cdsp.edu
Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Attn: HR-AADS, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA, 94709

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
01/31/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.cdsp.edu
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://cdsp.edu/employment/

12/23/16: Communications Coordinator (Beverly Hills, CA)

What are you looking for?
Communications Coordinator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
All Saints’ Beverly Hills
Where is the job site located?
Beverly Hills, CA
What do you want this person to do?
The Communications Coordinator is responsible for the production and development of communications at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, under the guidance of the Creative Director. Helps in the production of print and online projects, completing jobs timely and efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to, liturgical leaflets, print booklets, brand development, and online content management. Works closely with the Creative Director and the Director of Parish Engagement to produce effective communications across multiple platforms.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, 0-2+ years experience, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Design (or similar) preferred.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Do you have a website?
https://www.allsaintsbh.org/
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.allsaintsbh.org/communications-coordinator/

Led by God

Title of book or publication
Led by God
Author(s)
Billie K. Fidlin & Richard N. Morrison
Publisher
Archway Publishing from Simon and Schuster
Month and Year of Publication
December 2016
Description or summary
In a time when anxiety and brokenness have become hallmarks of so many institutions, this small volume abounds with wisdom and insight for those who seek a better way. Every page offers valuable perspectives on how leaders, in the church and beyond, can both value and benefit from the too often underappreciated gifts of our most valuable resource – the people with whom we serve.

While the principles have been distilled into seven People-Centric insights, Morrison and Fidlin offer a path to transform entire human ecologies toward hope, worth and productivity. For many, the language of Servant Leadership has become just another shibboleth – in these pages are insights that liberate anew the understanding that in all our ministry and service, all may gain in self worth and their true value to the community.

Philip Amerson, President Emeritus, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Richard Morrison and Billie Fidlin have proved that combining Christian ethics with modern business practice is not only possible, but is a winning combination for the church. Building upon their considerable experience in both secular and religious organizations, they have shown us a management technique that is both compassionate and effective. This is must reading for church leaders!

The Right Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith, Ph.D, D. D.

Website
http://bookstore.archwaypublishing.com/Author/Default.aspx?BookworksSId=SKU-001106218
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://bookstore.archwaypublishing.com/Products/SKU-001106218/Led-by-God.aspx
Contact name
Laura Gallaher
Email
laura@morrisonaz.com