Archives for 2017

8/18/17: Director of Family Ministries (Richmond, VA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Family Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA
Where is the job site located?
Richmond, VA
What do you want this person to do?
Director of Family Ministries
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Richmond, Virginia

St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, a large, vibrant, multi-staff parish with ASA of 1200+ seeks an ordained priest to focus on our growing family ministries. The successful candidate will work closely with the incumbent director of family ministries for several months. Responsibilities include overseeing and supporting staff and volunteers in children’s ministry, youth ministry and our ministry to parents.

The candidate must have a passion for family ministry which will be his/her main concern, though he/she will be part of a larger team, with opportunities for ministry in several other areas, including worship that ranges from very traditional to highly contemplative, extensive outreach ministries and broadly-based pastoral care.

St. Stephen’s has a thriving Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, Sunday school and youth groups for grades 4 through 12, and speakers and groups for parents. The parish offers youth several regular opportunities to participate in youth mission trips, pilgrimages and community service. Children and youth regularly serve in our worship services, both in the main church and in Palmer Hall Chapel. Palmer Hall services, while using a traditional Book of Common Prayer liturgy, are somewhat more informal, welcoming to people who are new to the Episcopal Church’s liturgy, and engaging for children and parents alike.

Recently ordained clergy with demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills are eligible, as are more experienced clergy.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation includes health and dental coverage and participation in the Church Pension Fund.

Responsibilities and areas of focus will include the following.

Managing and supporting family ministries staff:
• Youth ministry coordinator/middle school minister
• High school minister
• Lead catechist/children’s minister
• Acolyte intern
• Summer intern
• Director of children’s and youth choirs

Recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers:
• Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
• Youth Sunday school
• Confirmation mentors
• Leaders of youth groups and Bible studies
• Chaperones for trips and special events

Palmer Hall Chapel services (Sunday mornings):
• Regularly present as worship leader
• Know the community—parents and children
• Help to welcome newcomers
• Help to plan liturgy

Ministering to parents:
• Many Parents, One Vine (Sunday morning group for parents)
• Pastoral care
• Regular communication

Communicating the program to families and the wider parish:
• Family ministry e-newsletter
• Weekly Spirit (printed newsletter) and eSpirit (email newsletter)
• Seasons of the Spirit (quarterly journal)
• Website/youth blog

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Candidates should forward their OTM profile, resume and cover letter to

The Rev. Gary D. Jones, Rector
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
6000 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

No telephone calls, please.

Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
ststephensRVA.org/employment
Do you have a website?
www.ststephensRVA.org

8/18/17: Associate Rector (Denver, CO)

What are you looking for?
Associate Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Denver, CO
What do you want this person to do?
Position Summary

We are actively looking for an ordained Episcopal priest who shares our unique identity. To a greater or lesser degree we are a charismatic, evangelical, orthodox, liturgical Episcopal Church. We seek someone who is comfortable with all those expressions of faith and particularly someone who shares our charismatic identity. We desire someone who has specific experience in building and overseeing dynamic small group ministry, leadership development, and equipping the church to reach beyond its walls and engage in substantive ways the community around us. In addition the associate would share in the responsibilities of facilitating the ministry and life of the parish inside our walls, such as worship, pastoral care, teaching and administration. We seek someone who can build leadership and ministry structures which multiply efforts in ministry both inside and outside our walls. We seek someone with a strong work ethic and high capacity to work with challenging expectations. Our desire is to have an associate who will come alongside our rector and be part of our executive team.

Primary Responsibilities

● Lead the development and long range sustainability of Small Group Ministry.

● Lead the development and long range sustainability of community engagement ministries.

● Lead the Ministry Leadership Team which oversees the ministry program side of the church.

● Share with other clergy in the liturgical, preaching and pastoral care responsibilities of the church.

● Supervise paid and lay leaders in areas of oversight.

Secondary Responsibilities

● Lead administrative leadership teams as assigned by the rector.

● Share in the teaching of the faith within the life of the parish.

● Participate in leadership group meetings, (Staff, Vestry, Ministry Leadership Team).

● Work with the rector and leadership teams in the high level strategic, generative, innovative and creative planning for the life of Christ Church.

● Participate in the ministry and life of the Diocese by attending meetings, conventions, retreats and trainings, and serving on committees and councils of the diocese as agreed upon with the rector.

Specific Experiences and Competencies

● Ordained and canonically resident in a Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

● 3-5 years experience in parish ministry as an ordained priest.

● Preferred 3 yrs experience and expertise in leadership development, small group ministry, community engagement, and ministry development.

● Experience and competence in areas of leading worship, preaching and pastoral care.

● Highly developed personal prayer life and deep biblical knowledge.

The full position profile is available on our webpage.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To be considered, please send your letter of introduction and curriculum vitae to Lisa McFarland, Executive Administrative Assistant. lmcfarland@christchurchdenver.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://christchurchdenver.org/employment
Do you have a website?
http://christchurchdenver.org

Second Annual St. John’s Community Block Party, Sept. 17 (West Hartford, CT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Second Annual St. John’s Community Block Party
When does it start?
09/17/2017
When does it end?
09/17/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06119
What kind of event is it?
Meet-Up
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Music at the Red Door is holding its second annual block party. The free event will feature local favorite, The Nields and the Hartford Steel Band. The celebration will be held on Sunday, September 17 th from 12-3pm on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. The Hartford Steel Band plays at 11:45am, and the Nields play at 1pm.
All ages are welcome to this FREE event, featuring food trucks, a bounce house, children’s activities, and historic church tours. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or extra money for food!
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.reddoormusic.org
Contact name
Scott
Email
music@sjparish.net

Following the Spiral: Exploring Celtic Christian Heritage, Dec. 15-17 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Following the Spiral: Exploring Celtic Christian Heritage
When does it start?
12/15/2017
When does it end?
12/17/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
An Advent Retreat

Things Celtic seem to be appearing frequently in our culture – in music, art, jewelry, movies – as well as in spirituality. In fact, Celtic spiritual tradition is deeply embedded in Anglican Christianity.
The ancient Celts prized deep connections with nature and the divine wisdom hidden within it – in the rocks, plants and animals that share our world, as well as in our souls and physical bodies. Due to current upheavals in our earth’s climate as well as in human society, a deep yearning for a different way seems to be emerging in many of us, which may find resonance in the wisdom of our Celtic Christian ancestors.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
www.stonechurcharts.org/event/c3158b4a20d0f2996d47d10176b02202
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net

An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns, Nov. 2-5 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns
When does it start?
11/02/2017
When does it end?
11/05/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
This workshop will lead you into the hollow hills, the icy sea, and the splendor of the sky, as they once were experienced by the ancient Celtic races.

Through discussion and shamanic journeying, we will unravel their unique and poetic vision, their wild and courageous heart, and their deep reverence for the natural world, both seen and unseen. We will learn how to access, for purposes of divination and wisdom gathering, the Otherworld, and locate our spirit allies there. We will try our hand at shapeshifting, omen hunting and love-talking to nature. We will make power bracelets and bring back a cloak of power from the Otherworld. We will swim with the salmon and run with the deer, as the storied Fianna once did. We will ignite, align and draw inspiration from the three cauldrons of warming, motion and knowing. We will explore the Celtic Medicine Wheel, Samhain and the dark time of the year, the spiritual intention of ordeal, and the transmigration of the soul.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.stonechurcharts.org/event/8c4bdeeab17ca889d3cc403278844839
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net

Spiritual Practices to Open the Heart, Grow the Soul, Sept. 22-24 (Bellows Falls, VT)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Spiritual Practices to Open the Heart, Grow the Soul
When does it start?
09/22/2017
When does it end?
09/24/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Stone Church Center
12 Church St
Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
In all the world’s religions, there are mystical traditions that offer rich legacies of spiritual practice both old and new. In this spacious retreat, we will explore: Christian Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer; Budhist Mindfulness and Meditation; Walking the Labyrinth; Worship and Ritual; Prayer Beads; Sacred Song and Chant; Somatic Breathing Practice, and the Eucharist.

​While the retreat will be led by Robert Bowler (Beau), Director of Stone Church Center, seven Guest Faculty will share the practices that inform and inspire their lives.

Our time together will be enhanced by contemplative morning and evening prayer, optional spiritual direction, informal discussion and personal time as well as the main group sessions.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.stonechurcharts.org
Does the event have a website?
www.stonechurcharts.org/event/66fe7adc9fbd07063be5bfdb3d3e2e52
Contact name
Robert Bowler
Email
sca@sover.net

Love God, Love Neighbor training, Oct. 11-13 (Denver, CO)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Love God, Love Neighbor
When does it start?
10/11/2017
When does it end?
10/13/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
2015 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colorado 80205
What kind of event is it?
Training
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join us in Denver, October 11-13, for Love God, Love Neighbor, a three-day training that equips Episcopalians to be advocates, allies, and ambassadors for refugees and the ministry of refugee resettlement. Offered by Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement ministry of The Episcopal Church, with funding from the Constable Fund, the training provides an in-depth exploration of the global displacement crisis, US refugee policy, how refugee resettlement works, faith-based advocacy for refugees, and organizing to welcome and support refugees in your home community.

The gathering will bring together lay and clergy leaders from across The Episcopal Church, as well as from ecumenical and other partners, to learn from one another as we explore different local contexts as they relate to refugee resettlement and the work of welcome.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
www.episcopalmigrationministries.org
Does the event have a website?
http://bit.ly/LGLNDenver

8/16/17: Church School Coordinator (Lake Forest, IL)

What are you looking for?
Church School Coordinator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
The Church of the Holy Spirit
Where is the job site located?
Lake Forest, IL
What do you want this person to do?
The Church of the Holy Spirit (Episcopal) in Lake Forest, Illinois is looking for a part time Sunday School Coordinator to work collegially with the Director of Family Ministry to provide an educational ministry of faith-development to the children of the parish.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/the-church-of-the-holy-spirit-5745210b/church-school-coordinator-99ae6170
Do you have a website?
www.chslf.org

8/16/17: Youth Ministry Coordinator (Lake Forest, IL)

What are you looking for?
Youth Ministry Coordinator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
The Church of the Holy Spirit
Where is the job site located?
Lake Forest, IL
What do you want this person to do?
The Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois is looking for a part time Youth Ministry Coordinator to work collegially with the Director of Family Ministry to provide ministry to/with the young people of CHS. The unique environment of youth ministry requires a person of spiritual and personal integrity and maturity with a deep commitment to young people.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/the-church-of-the-holy-spirit-5745210b/youth-ministry-coordinator-33e93257
Do you have a website?
www.chslf.org

8/16/17: Cathedral Administrator (Minneapolis, MN)

What are you looking for?
Cathedral Administrator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Where is the job site located?
Minneapolis, MN
What do you want this person to do?
The Cathedral Administrator is responsible for the day to day running of the business side of the Cathedral including financial processes, property maintenance and preservation and personnel administration for the Cathedral.
He/She has oversight responsibility for the Cathedral Book Store.
Salary DOQ, with health insurance, pension, vacation and sick time.

Saint Mark’s is a Minneapolis landmark, sharing the corner of Hennepin/Lyndale and 15th Ave with Loring Park and The Walker Art Center. We are solid at the core and loose at the margins, where real people with real lives can connect in a practical and transformative way to life’s ultimate meaning and purpose; through prayer, study, and service. Looking for a collaborate, creative and skilled person to join a passionate and dedicated staff and community.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Letters of application and resume should be sent to St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral: attention search committee. Applications may also be submitted electronically to carriet@ourcathedral.org.
When is the application deadline?
09/04/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://ourcathedral.org/employment
Do you have a website?
www.ourcathedral.org