Archives for 2017

5/25/17: Internship: Columba House (Diocese of Georgia)

What are you looking for?
Internship
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Columba House (Diocese of Georgia)
Where is the job site located?
Kents Hill, GA
What do you want this person to do?
Christian young adults (20-35) who want to deepen their spiritual lives in the Anglican tradition and build their resumes. Interns serve with a variety of parishes and non-profit organizations that train them for long term work and leadership in and out of Church circles.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Internship
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit an application and references (forms can both be found here: www.columbahouse.org/apply
When is the application deadline?
06/01/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.columbahouse.org/apply
Do you have a website?
www.columbahouse.org

Historical Society Annual Meeting Banquet, June 24 (Sewanee, TN)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Historical Society Annual Meeting Banquet
When does it start?
06/24/2017
When does it end?
06/24/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Sewanee Inn
1235 University Avenue
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375
What kind of event is it?
Banquet and Speaker
Tell us more about what you’re planning
The public is invited to attend the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church’s Annual Meeting Banquet. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. John C. Willis, Jessie Ball duPont Professor of History at Sewanee, the University of the South where he teaches U.S. history. Dr. Willis topic is “Beyond Words: Reports from Nature’s Archive” where he will share his current research on the southern Cumberland Plateau, giving special attention to the interaction of human ambitions and the natural environment. Some findings relate to the prehistoric faith observances of native peoples many hundreds and, more often, several thousand years ago.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
hsec.us
Does the event have a website?
www.hsec.us/banquet.html
Contact name
Matthew P. Payne, Director of Operations
Email
administration@hsec.us

5/25/17: Youth Leader (Carmel, IN)

What are you looking for?
Youth Leader
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Carmel, IN
What do you want this person to do?
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Carmel, Indiana is a group of over 900 parishioners who are united through the awareness of God’s presence in their lives. The parish has an outwardly focused commitment to serve others and invites all comers to share in the Christian life expressed through the Anglican & Episcopal tradition.

Currently St. Christopher’s has an active youth ministry with active adult volunteers. We are looking to reach youth in our community, grow our program, and serve the area around us.

St. Christopher’s is seeking a highly reliable, energetic, and experienced youth leader with excellent communications skills. This person must have a dynamic faith life of their own, and create and maintain a youth ministry that is fun, facilitates spiritual depth, and invites youth into community.

EXPECTATIONS:
Personal faith in Jesus and ability to articulate your own faith and journey
Have a knowledge of the Episcopal Church and its core beliefs.
Have a passion for youth and relational ministry
Actively engage in the St. Christopher’s community.
Understand that St. Christopher’s is an opening and affirming parish. The Youth Leader must be aligned with the Episcopalian theology and minister to all teens and their families.
Work with existing staff (Rector, other priests, music director, Christian Ed, etc) to create holistic and complementary programming for youth.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and Google Mail and familiarity with all aspects of social media.

Office Hours and compensation
Church office hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; however, this is a full time, salaried position and it is expected that hours will flex with supervisory approval due to weekend and evening youth events
10am worship service at St. Christopher’s and youth activities on weekends and some evenings are expected
Full time salaried position
Starting salary $28,000.
One week vacation after six months and two weeks vacation per annum after 12 months.
Benefit package including medical and retirement savings account.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please submit a resume to kzbenderland@gmail.com for review by the personnel committee. It there seems to be a good fit, there will be preliminary questions sent, then after review a potential interview.

Considering Birds & Lilies: Finding Peace & Harmony With the Everyday World Around Us

Title of book or publication
Considering Birds & Lilies: Finding Peace & Harmony With the Everyday World Around Us
Author
Cynthia Coe
Publisher
Sycamore Cove Creations
Month and Year of Publication
May 16, 2017
Description or summary
CONSIDERING BIRDS & LILIES explores the deep connection between time in nature and the Christian faith. In this thoughtful book, Cynthia Coe takes the reader through a number of expressions and examples of spirituality in nature in both the Old and New Testaments, along with nature-based practices of spirituality by Jesus and by early Christians. Topics include the role of wilderness in preparation for leadership and for new mission, the use of nature by Jesus to teach important concepts of spirituality, and the practice of faith outdoors, in the garden, and even in our own backyards. The author offers an introduction to a number of nature-based practices of spirituality, along with a series of Garden Meditations for individual use. These meditations introduce readers to the practice of Lectio Natura, the spiritual practice of seeing parables in the natural world around us in everyday life. This book will affirm the importance of time in nature as an essential part of the Christian faith and in the practice of Christian spirituality. Questions for small group discussion, journaling, or individual reflection are offered at the end of each chapter, making this book an excellent resource for Christian formation by groups or individuals.
Website
https://sycamorecove.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://amzn.to/2ql3I8y

5/25/17: Interim Priest (Carmel, IN)

What are you looking for?
Interim Priest
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Christopher’s Church
Where is the job site located?
Carmel, IN
What do you want this person to do?
The major goal of the Interim Priest’s ministry is to prepare the congregation for the coming of the next rector. To this end, Interim Rector and vestry, along with the Search Coach and Search Committee, shall work together to fully accomplish the following goals.

Call: To call a new rector

Prepare: To prepare the parish for the future with a new leader

Provide: To provide ongoing pastoral care and ministry to the congregation during the transition.

Lead: To lead the congregation to articulate the values of the congregation that are rooted in the past, lived in the present, and will be carried into the future, and to begin imagining what the future might be like and to articulate the gifts and skills the parish will bring to the future and the gifts and skills needed in the new rector to help lead the parish into their imagined future.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send up to date OTM, resume, and cover letter stating interest to The Rev. Canon Debra Kissinger at kissinger@indydio.org
When is the application deadline?
06/15/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://indydio.org/positions-open
Do you have a website?
http://www.stchriscarmel.org

5/25/17: Priest-in-Charge (Pleasantville, NJ)

What are you looking for?
Priest-in-Charge
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Mary’s Church
Where is the job site located?
Pleasantville, NJ
What do you want this person to do?
St. Mary’s Church is looking for an individual to be its Priest-in-Charge who has integrity, is bilingual, flexible, diplomatic, visionary, patient, and tech savvy. The church has been operating without stable clergy leadership for more than nine years. Hence, considerable energy will be devoted to nurturing the congregation, including with those currently in the congregation and those in the neighborhood to increase the congregation.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact Canon Brian Jemmott, Canon to the Ordinary/Transitions Ministry, bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org or 609-394-5281 Extension 21, to submit cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry
When is the application deadline?
07/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.otmportfolio.org
Do you have a website?
http://stmaryspleasantville.org

5/25/17: Priest-in-Charge (Cherry Hill, NJ)

What are you looking for?
Priest-in-Charge
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Bartholomew’s Church
Where is the job site located?
Cherry Hill, NJ
What do you want this person to do?
Our hope and prayers are that our community will have a new priest who will lead us in a path that is Christ-centered, youth-affirming and people-welcoming. In particular, attention to the needs of our youth must be a focus in all we do in order to encourage them to strengthen their faith and grow in their homes, church and community.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact Canon Brian Jemmott, Canon to the Ordinary/Transitions Ministry, bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org or 609-394-5281 Extension 21, to submit cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry
When is the application deadline?
06/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.otmportfolio.org
Do you have a website?
www.stbartsnj.org

5/25/17: Rector (Hollywood, FL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. James in-the-Hills Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Hollywood, FL
What do you want this person to do?
We desire a rector with a strong background in biblical and theological knowledge who is called not only to continue to lead us spiritually, but to deepen our relationship with the Living God. Having an entrepreneurial spirit will be key to increasing our membership and furthering collaborative relationships with the community.

Lead and Encourage New Ideas
One of the intended changes in our parish as in our community is not merely the acceptance of all persons, but providing opportunities and encouragement for more members to serve in our various ministries. We recognize that while many at St. James are traditionally conservative, some are not and, therefore, we are divided on the issue of same sex unions. We seek a rector who is nimble and open, with leadership and ministerial skills in conflict resolution that will help bring about positive change.

Support Our Youth
Our youth need a rector who not only positively interacts with them, but also encourages them to continue the work of the Lord in our parish as well as in the community. We seek a rector who relates well with the youth and will be involved on a consistent basis to support the development of youth-led ministries, allow them to be active participants within the worship service, including but not limited to the Acolytes guild and foster the spiritual growth of our church school.

Encourage Stewardship
Stewardship involves communicating generosity in giving our time, talent, and treasure. St. James draws all three of these from its membership. The traditional concept of treasure is addressed throughout the year in a variety of
ways with a special focus occurring in the Fall when pledge cards are distributed. Recognizing that there is always room for growth in this area, we welcome a rector who has creative and exciting ways to assist our growth in
stewardship.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send resume to:

Phil Cooke, Search Committee Chair. pcooke@hazenandsawyer.com

Brenda Rasmus, Office for Transitional Ministries, bnrasmus@aol.com

When is the application deadline?
07/15/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.otmportfolio.org
Do you have a website?
http://stjamesinthehills.org

The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church

Title of book or publication
“The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church”
Author(s)
The Rev. Jordan Haynie Ware
Publisher
Church Publishing Incorporated
Month and Year of Publication
February 2017
Description or summary
What do Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Settlers of Catan have in common with the Episcopal Church? For self-proclaimed geek and ordained priest Jordan Haynie Ware the parallels between geek culture and the Church were obvious:

“Christians thirst for adventure, have a sense of destiny, and desire to participate in something bigger than oneself as much as any questing gamer. The geek’s obsessive need to understand how something works, to read the manual, to build a complex vocabulary that explains precisely what’s going on, these are traits that particularly the Episcopal tribe of Christians have in spades.”

The challenge facing newcomers to either the Episcopal Church or geek culture is breaking through the barriers of unfamiliar language, ritual, and symbolism. “The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church” introduces the basics of Episcopal theology and practice through the lens of gaming culture.

Drawing on the language of official millennial geekdom, “Jordan brings the history of the Anglican and Episcopal Church forward, making it readily accessible and understandable to a whole new generation of seekers,” says Mary Foster Parmer, director of Gathering of Leaders and creator of InviteWelcomeConnect. “Using the language of this new generation, we are invited to connect to a universe of reconciliation, redemption, and sacred adventure. There is a longing for connection in each of us, and Jordan offers the geeks among us a clever, whimsical, and adventurous way forward.”

Ware’s light and funny style make the impenetrable mysteries of theology, liturgy, and church history accessible for all readers whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or Star Trek or neither one.

Rev. Ware, director of youth & young adult ministry at All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, has spent the last six years studying and interacting with youth and young adults who are either in church or seeking church

Website
https://www.churchpublishing.org/ultimatequest
Where can the publication be purchased?
https://www.churchpublishing.org/ultimatequest
Contact name
Nancy Davidge
Email
nancy@davidge.net

5/23/17: Parish Administrator, part time (Pennington, NJ)

What are you looking for?
Parish Administrator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Matthew’s
Where is the job site located?
Pennington, NJ
What do you want this person to do?
Position Summary
Parish Administrator— Part-Time, Non-Exempt, some irregular hours required seasonally.
Enthusiastic, motivated, self-starter with the ability to function effectively in both a team environment and independently with little or no supervision
25 hours, 5 days per week 9:30-2:30
Compensation: $20,000-$25,000
This position reports directly to the Rector and is employed at the Rector’s will.
Responsibilities
Daily
• Serve as first point of contact for visitors to the church, callers, and emailers
• Be the face of the church’s mission and vision
• Provide daily support to the Rector, staff, and wardens
• Maintain a warm, welcoming, and efficient working environment
• Answer phone, transfer calls, take messages
• Refer visitors to the Rector or wardens
• Maintain ministry schedules for parish volunteers (Fellowship One)
• pick up and distribute mail.
• read and respond to or forward e-mail communications.
• Update parish calendar on the shared folder or web-site
• Proofread
Weekly
• Recruit and manage volunteers
• Supervise custodial staff
• Attend weekly staff meeting
• Maintain office supply inventory
• Prepare and manage production of the parish’s weekly service bulletins, prayer lists and announcements and put them in the narthex
• Populate the Birthday and Anniversary prayers from the database (Fellowship One)
• Send weekly e-blasts (Fellowship One)
Monthly
• Publish monthly newsletter (Publisher)
• Produce a monthly metrics report
• Organize vestry documents in a binder each month prior to the meeting
As needed
• File Committee minutes, update and organize church records
• Maintain parishioner database (Fellowship One)
• prepare certificates for baptisms
• update parish baptismal, burial, confirmation, marriage records as they occur.
• Carefully record, file and send transfers between St. Matthew’s and other Episcopal parishes
• Request transfer information for new members
• Enter new members into the database (Fellowship One)
• Coordinate with the Rector, Property Chair and sexton for building and property improvement projects, repairs, safety updates, maintenance and testing.
• Review and update facility policies and procedures
• Communicate with vendors and contractors and renew or initiate contracts as appropriate
• Prepare and do mailings
• Record memorial donations as they arrive and prepare a thank-you note to be signed by the Rector
• Obtain appropriate authorizations prior to finalizing any contracts.
• Manage and schedule building use by internal and external groups
• prepare rental agreements and record donations.
• Maintain a rental binder and provide customer service for all single event and long term rentals.
Yearly
• Prepare the parochial report
• Prepare and publish the Annual report
o Invite ministry heads to prepare their report six weeks ahead of the Annual Meeting in January
o Send reminders
o Collate reports and design layout
o Print
• Attend the Annual Meeting and record
• Update Vestry handbooks

Requirements
• Enthusiastic, motivated, self-starter with the ability to function effectively in both a team environment and independently with little or no supervision
• A welcoming and respectful manner
• Good listener
• Solid knowledge of office software including, but not limited to: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher
• a demonstrated ability to learn, adapt, and integrate new software and technology, especially Fellowship One.
• Expert organizational, planning, problem solving, time management, and general supervisory skills.
• Facility in Maintaining confidentiality, discretion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity to others
• proficiency in proofreading and attention to detail
• Effective written and verbal communication skills,

Benefits
• 2 weeks of Paid Vacation, not to be carried from year to year.
• 9.5 paid holidays – Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and day after, Christmas Day and day after & New Year’s Day. 1/2 days on Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Eve, and New Years Eve
• 5 sick days (accrued at a rate of 1.25 days per quarter) not to be carried from year to year.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send resume and letter of intent to rector@stmatthewspennington.org
When is the application deadline?
06/09/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/st-matthews-episcopal-church-0293316c
Do you have a website?
http://www.stmatthewspennington.org/