Archives for January 2017

1/30/17: Youth Minister (Mission, KS)

What are you looking for?
Youth Minister
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Mission, KS
What do you want this person to do?
One Sentence Description:
Effectively inspire and equip students to develop a faith of their own.

Measurable wins:
1. Students attend Sunday School
2. Students attend Youth Group
3. Students attend special events (i.e. Diocesan or National Church Events).
4. Students take a next step in their spiritual journey.
5. Students volunteer, invest and invite their friends to the parish.
6. Volunteer leaders are retained.

Strategy:
1. We find great adult mentors and give them a healthy culture in which to grow and connect with students.
2. We create shared, quality experiences. We do this through:
a. Sunday morning formation
b. Sunday afternoon youth gatherings
c. Camps
d. Parish Events
e. Diocesan Events
3. EYC creates avenues for parents to utilize the resources in number 1 and number 2.
4. Use your imagination and creativity.

REPORTS to the Rector

EXPECTATIONS:
• Have a knowledge of the Episcopal Church and its core beliefs.
• It is important that the person realize that Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is an opening and affirming parish.
• Four qualities when hiring: character, culture, competency, and chemistry.
o We strive to find people who are of good character, have an active spiritual life, and on board with our culture.
o Culture refers to how well they understand what we do and how well they partner with us to continue the vision.
o Competency refers to the ability to do the job at hand.
Chemistry means clicking with the Rector and other team members.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $40,000 per year (negotiable) plus health insurance for an individual

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
05/01/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.stmaa.com
What is the application process?
Send Resume to The Reverend Dr. Kevin D. Huddleston
6630 Nall Ave
Mission, Kansas 66202
email: Kevin@stmaa.com

Living Well Through Lent 2017

Title of book or publication
Living Well Through Lent 2017
Author(s)
Includes reflections from: The Rev. Brian Cole, Amy Cook, The Rt. Rev. Charles Andrew Doyle, The Rev. Roger Ferlo, Ph.D., The Rev. Robert T. Flick, The Rev. Deacon Marsha Evans Holmes, The Rev. Lisa Senuta, and The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner.
Publisher
Living Compass
Month and Year of Publication
January 2017
Description or summary
Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind, a Living Compass seasonal resource. Lent is a time for introspection and self-reflection, a time to become intentional about listening more deeply to God, ourselves, and others. As we make this turn inward and commit to listening with more intention, we typically become intentional about changing the routine and rhythm of our daily lives. We may choose to take on a certain practice or habit. We may also choose to give something up.

Designed for use as an individual reflection and study, small groups, a congregational Lenten program, and/or a retreat, Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind provides a foundation to help us explore a deeper connection between faith and our capacity to listen to God. Each Sunday in this 80-page guide offers a reflection written by a featured writer; and every other day of the week begins with a scripture or quote, followed by a reflection, and an invitation to record any thoughts, feelings, or insights.

Website
http://livingcompass.org/
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://shop.livingcompass.org/
Contact name
Edith Lipscomb
Email
edith@livingcompass.org

1/30/17: Rector (Traverse City, MI)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Grace Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Traverse City, MI
What do you want this person to do?
We look to call a rector to work with us and our professional staff to enable and equip each of us for ministry. As individuals and as a congregation, we will continue to grow in welcome, worship, study, and service.
Our rector will be able to listen, inform, challenge, and inspire with critical thinking skills leading us on our spiritual journey. Our rector should have an energetic spirit; be wise and grounded with a sense of humor; have expertise in training our congregation in pastoral care; be experienced, encouraging, and empathetic; and be an effective leader and teacher.
We are a well-informed congregation of community and diocesan leaders from all age groups who come from diverse spiritual, political, and geographic backgrounds. Our church has a long history of community outreach.
Grace is in the heart of a town nationally recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the country. Traverse City, located in northwest Lower Michigan, is a uniquely cosmopolitan town known as a family-friendly, energetic, and thriving economic and cultural hub on Lake Michigan.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
04/11/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.gracetraversecity.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.edwm.org/clergy_resources.html
What is the application process?
Submit application, vetted through diocese, interview process with church Rector Search Committee.

1/30/17: Rector (Eugene, OR)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Eugene, OR
What do you want this person to do?
St. Thomas is a friendly welcoming church reopening its search for a new, full time Rector. Located on a main street in Eugene, St. Thomas is an important spiritual presence in the area. The congregation also includes St. Thomas Preschool with over 110 students and the Center for Community Counseling. Grass Roots Garden, located on the two acres behind the church produces over 70,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables annually for Lane County.

St. Thomas is looking for a full time Rector who delivers dynamic sermons related to scripture and to people’s everyday lives. The new priest will have a warm personality with a good sense of humor and a willingness to share leadership with laity. She or he appreciates and acknowledges the work of volunteers, recognizes parishioners in transition, and shows flexibility in responding to specific situations or suggestions.

For more information, see our parish profile on our website at www.st-thomaschurcheugene.net. To apply, send your resume, OTM Ministry Portfolio and a cover letter to Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley at neysae@diocese-oregon.org by April 14, 2017.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
04/14/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.st-thomaseugene.net
What is the application process?
Send resume, OTM Ministry Portfolio and a cover letter to The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley at neysae@diocese-oregon.org

Theodoros Papadopoulos Iconography Workshop, June 5-10 (Salem, OR)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Theodoros Papadopoulos Iconography Workshop
When does it start?
06/05/2017
When does it end?
06/10/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
St Timothy’s Episcopal Church
3295 Ladd Ave NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
What kind of event is it?
Course
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Join us on this six-day intensive course where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. The course runs daily from 9:00am until 4:30pm. During the course, we will write (paint) the icon of Archangel Gabriel, focusing on the art of egg tempera painting. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, the workshop offers an opportunity to learn and/or refine your techniques in the sacred art of Byzantine iconography. You can learn more about Theodoros Papadopoulos at www.theodoreicons.com. The course fee is $680, which includes most supplies (board, pigments and brushes). Space is limited and early registration is recommended. A non-refundable deposit of $230 is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance will be due the first day of the workshop on June 5th. To register, visit www.theodoreicons.com/salem-oregon. If you have any questions regarding the workshop or registration, please contact Sheila Castellanos at 503-586-4100
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.theodoreicons.com
Does the event have a website?
http://www.theodoreicons.com/salem-oregon
What is your name?
Sheila Castellanos
Email contact
sheilateresa11@yahoo.com

Food for the Journey conference, Apr. 20-23 (Parrish, FL)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Food for the Journey
When does it start?
04/20/2017
When does it end?
04/23/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
DaySpring Episcopal Center
8411 25th St E
Parrish, Florida 34219
What kind of event is it?
United States
Tell us more about what you’re planning
REIMAGINE, RECONNECT, REJOICE: A journey toward God

An opportunity through speakers, music, reflection and nature to be nourished, to stir creative juices, to ask questions, to get inspired.

Featuring:
Brian McLaren, author of The Great Spititual Migration
Sarah Bessey, author of Out of Sorts
Fran McKendree and friends

Register now and receive a $50 discount!

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.dioswfl.org/
Does the event have a website?
http://www.episcopalswfl.org/food.html
Contact name
Martha Goodwill
Email
mgoodwill@episcopalswfl.org

The Homiletical Legacy of Fred B. Craddock, Apr. 20-21 (Sewanee, TN)

Tell us what you’re planning …
The Homiletical Legacy of Fred B. Craddock
When does it start?
04/20/2017
When does it end?
04/21/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Mary Sue Cushman Room, the University of the South
114 Mississippi Avenue
Sewanee, Tennessee
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
In lectures, workshops, and worship, participants will explore and celebrate the legacy of the most important homiletician of our time—Fred Craddock. Speakers include:

  • Thomas B. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus, Candler School of Theology
  • Teresa Fry Brown, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology
  • William F. Brosend, Professor of New Testament and Preaching, School of Theology
  • O. Wesley Allen, Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology
  • Michael Graves, Wm. K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching and Worship, St. Paul School of Theology
  • Ronald J. Allen, Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters, Christian Theological Seminary

This preaching conference is open to all and is hosted by the School of Theology.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://theology.sewanee.edu
Does the event have a website?
http://theology.sewanee.edu/seminary/academics/continuing-education/craddock-conference/

Positively Evangelical Conference, Apr. 19-21 (Oviedo, FL)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Positively Evangelical
When does it start?
04/19/2017
When does it end?
04/21/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center
1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, Florida 32765
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Encouragement for Evangelicals in the Episcopal Church, with Greg Brewer, Bishop of Central Florida, Andrew Pearson, Dean of the Cathedral in Birmingham, Alabama, and Charlie Holt, developer of the Christian Life Trilogy.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.EFAC-USA.org
Does the event have a website?
http://Facebook.com/EFACUSA
Contact name
Philip Wainwright
Email
pw35@kentforlife.net

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

Title of book or publication
Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family
Author(s)
Jennifer Lin
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield
Month and Year of Publication
February 2017
Description or summary
Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation. Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife—bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding.

A compelling cast—a poor fisherman, a doctor who treated opium addicts, an Ivy League–educated priest, and the charismatic preacher Watchman Nee—sets the book in motion. Veteran journalist Jennifer Lin takes readers from remote nineteenth-century mission outposts to the thriving house churches and cathedrals of today’s China. The Lin family—and the book’s central figure, the Reverend Lin Pu-chi—offer witness to China’s tumultuous past, up to and beyond the betrayals and madness of the Cultural Revolution, when the family’s resolute faith led to years of suffering. Forgiveness and redemption bring the story full circle. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China—past, present, and future.

Where can the publication be purchased?
amazon.com, bn.com, rowman.com
Contact name
Jennifer Lin
Email
jenniferlin1100@yahoo.com

The Mountain Goat, by Jim Trainor

Title of book or publication
The Mountain Goat
Author
Jim Trainor
Publisher
UpNorth Press
Month and Year of Publication
January, 2017
Description or summary
Episcopal priest Jim Trainor’s new novel is A ROADTRIP DOWN THE DANGEROUS HIGHWAY TO LOVE. An old camper van was all Ryan Browning’s mother left him when she died last year. Ryan, a thirty-something physicist, has just been fired and could be facing prosecution. It might be a good time to hop in that old van and head out on a long road trip, perhaps to never return. When he goes to the bank to close out his account, Ryan meets the lovely customer service rep, Amanda Seward, who has a few issues of her own. And that’s just the first unexpected encounter on a two-thousand-mile road trip through the intersections of grief and faith, science and art, and love. And face-to-face with a deadly threat far greater than Ryan and Amanda can imagine.
Website
www.jimtrainorauthor.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon.com