Archives for December 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

12/23/16: 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: 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: 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

12/16/16: Rector (Radford, VA)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Grace Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Radford, VA
What do you want this person to do?
The individual we seek as our next rector must be ready for a challenge. We are in search of an individual who will jump into our congregational life and become involved with us and our missions. We want an authentic, honest communicator. We want someone forward-thinking who will work with our current parishioners to grow our church wisely and well. We want a person who will bring excitement, joy, faith, and hope.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
02/21/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.graceradford.org

A Journey with John: The 50 Day Bible Challenge

Title of book or publication
A Journey with John: The 50 Day Bible Challenge
Author(s)
Marek P. Zabriskie
Publisher
Forward Movement
Year of Publication
2016
Description or summary
The Gospel of John starts with poetry and moves through the great story of Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection with literary flair and deeply theological underpinnings. John focuses on Jesus’ last years of life—his public ministry and “signs” —what this gospel calls miracles. Join A Journey with John with fifty days of scripture, meditations, and prayers written by dynamic spiritual leaders from across the United States and around the world. A Journey with John is part of the 50 Day Bible series, which includes Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and is an extension of The Bible Challenge, a global initiative to encourage daily engagement with the Word of God. Edited by Marek P. Zabriskie
Website
http://www.forwardmovement.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
forwardmovement.org, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes
Contact name
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org

Springtime of the Spirit: Homilies for the Weekdays of Lent and Holy Week

Title of book or publication
Springtime of the Spirit: Homilies for the Weekdays of Lent and Holy Week
Author(s)
John D. Alexander
Publisher
Forward Movement
Year of Publication
2016
Description or summary
Springtime of the Spirit is a faith-filled journey through the weekday Eucharistic readings for the season of Lent. Using the appointed daily readings and collects, John D. Alexander has crafted homilies suitable for use by clergy during daily Eucharistic celebrations for personal use by lay people seeking a deeper Lenten experience, or for group reflection. The homilies found in Springtime of the Spirit are redolent and resonant with rich imagery and thoughtful theological commentary.

Springtime of the Spirit is also an excellent companion to Dawn from on High, John D. Alexander’s collection of Eucharistic homilies for the weekdays of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, also available from Forward Movement.

Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.forwardmovement.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
forwardmovement.org, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes
Contact name
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org

Forward Through the Years: The Best of Forward Day by Day

Title of book or publication
Forward Through the Years: The Best of Forward Day by Day
Author(s)
Editors: Richelle Thompson and Rachel Jones
Publisher
Forward Movement
Year of Publication
2016
Description or summary
Forward Day by Day has encouraged, challenged, invigorated, prodded, and empowered millions of people around the world since 1935. Timeless in wisdom, these devotions are rich with stories of everyday people who have found love, forgiveness, courage, and redemption through the amazing grace of our risen Lord.

Longtime readers and newcomers alike will love these selections of the best meditations from eight decades. A ministry of Forward Movement, Forward Day by Day is a companion for those who want a deeper connection with scripture and with God.

Website
http://www.forwardmovement.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
forwardmovement.org, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes
Contact name
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org