Archives for February 2017

2/28/17: Associate for Teaching and Administration (Golden Isles, GA)

What are you looking for?
Associate for Teaching and Administration
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Mark’s Brunswick Golden Isles
Where is the job site located?
Golden Isles, GA
What do you want this person to do?
In addition to the responsibilities of a priest found in the ordination rite in the Book of Common Prayer, Assistant will provide specific leadership in helping Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in proclaiming the Gospel, serving the lost and
left-out, and being excellent stewards of our gifts from God.

Particularly around the following goals in order of priority:

1. Directly assist the Rector and other clergy with the adult education programs of the parish.

2. Directly assist the Rector and Administrator in managing the administration of the parish three days per week.

3. Assist as needed in Sacramental capacity.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Click the Parish Website listed below to see a detailed position description and instructions for interested persons who which to apply or reach out directly to Rev. Alan Akridge at aakridge@saintmarksepiscopal.com
When is the application deadline?
03/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.saintmarksepiscopal.com/associate-priest-candidate-search/

2/28/17: Priest in Charge (St. Petersburg, FL)

What are you looking for?
Priest in Charge
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
St. Petersburg, FL
What do you want this person to do?
St. Augustine’s is seeking a part-time Priest-In-Charge who can work collaboratively with the Vestry and congregation to help discern God’s will for us as a parish and who can bring leadership in the implementation of the results of that discernment. We look for a spiritual leader with strengths in several areas.

We seek a priest who is above all a pastor, who, like the Lord, can laugh with us and cry with us and be there to celebrate those significant moments in our life. We seek a pastor whose gifts are more pastoral than administrative. We seek an individual who is comfortable dealing with the issues of aging.

We seek a priest who is comfortable with spontaneity and flexibility in worship and who is not ritual-bound while maintaining the best of our Episcopal traditions.

We seek a priest who is comfortable with collaboration, who is willing to work with parishioners in areas of governance, teaching and outreach.

We seek a priest who can be a force for social justice, a prophetic voice in the pulpit and in the larger community and who is willing to continue the good work begun in us.

We seek a priest who can listen and who wishes to learn from the wisdom and experience and insight this community has to offer.

We seek a priest who can lead us effectively and powerfully into the future.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit the following materials:
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• A copy of your updated OTM profile
• A “Letter of Interest” addressed to “Search Committee
Chair” that highlights why you believe you may be called to serve as Priest-in-Charge of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Please email PDF’s to:
Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida Attn: The Rev. Canon Eric Cooter
8005 25th Street East Parrish, FL 34219
Email: ecooter@episcopalswfl.org
Questions: 941-556-0315

The Diocesan Transition officer will acknowledge, via email, your submission within 4 days of receipt. Communications with prospective candidates will be treated with total confidentiality.
Deadline: All Applications must be received by 3/31/17

When is the application deadline?
03/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://episcopalswfl.org/Congregations/transitions.html
Do you have a website?
http://staugustines.dioswfl.org

2/28/17: Director of Recruitment (Ambridge, PA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Recruitment
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity School for Ministry
Where is the job site located?
Ambridge, PA
What do you want this person to do?
Director of Recruitment – Trinity School for Ministry (TSM), Ambridge PA, is seeking to hire a Director of Recruitment. FT w/benefits including healthcare, dental, vision, HRA, pension, and life and AD & D insurance. Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 5:00PM with occasional evening and weekend hours. Travel constitutes 20% of workload with overnights. Duties include: managing TSM’s Department of Recruitment and Admissions and supervising subordinate personnel; develop and execute annual student recruitment plan; attract and cultivate regional, national and international students; report statistical analysis of external market conditions and internal operating results; evaluate and participate in the production of advertising materials related to recruitment and educational programs; supervise and update admissions-related web-based social networking; develop, implement, present and evaluate on and off campus recruiting events; cultivate relationships with academic and religious contacts. Qualifications include: ability to sign and adhere to TSM’s Statement of Faith; familiarity and experience with theological education and the Anglican and/or Episcopal Church polity; excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to relate positively to diverse candidates for admission and sustain a network of churches, colleges, and other recruitment partners; astute observation of higher education market trends; collaborative leadership skills. Education and Experience: master’s degree preferred; 3-5 years of successful work experience in higher education recruitment; experience using social media as a recruitment tool; experience working with student information systems, enrollment and admissions computer programs and statistical data collection and interpretation. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and list of references to elucci@tsm.edu by March 24, 2017.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit cover letter, resume and list of references to elucci@tsm.edu by March 24, 2017.
When is the application deadline?
03/24/2017
Do you have a website?
www.tsm.edu

2/28/17: Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations (Ambridge, PA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity School for Ministry
Where is the job site located?
Ambridge, PA
What do you want this person to do?
Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations – Trinity School for Ministry (TSM), Ambridge PA, is seeking to hire a Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations. FT w/benefits including healthcare, dental, vision, HRA, pension, and life and AD & D insurance. M-F 8:30AM – 5:00PM with occasional evening and weekend hours. Light travel. Duties include: planning, developing, and implementing TSM’s external and internal marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities; managing the department’s staff and supervising the TSM’s Bookstore manager and staff; overseeing the creation and distribution of print, web, social media, and video communications enhancing TSM’s image within the Anglican/Episcopal Church, global theological market, and general public; monitor trends in marketing, theological education, and publishing; aid in accomplishing Advancement Department objectives; oversee TSM’s Whitchurch Publishing; act as lead project manager for all departmental projects; ability to delegate tasks appropriately within the department; recruit, train, appraise, supervise, support, and develop qualified paid and volunteer personnel; administer the department’s annual operating budget; write a wide variety of pieces such as articles, letters, marketing collateral copy, web, blog, and email copy; act as community media liaison; develop news releases; oversee maintenance of TSM’s website, social media and internet presence for marketing and informational purposes. Qualifications include: ability to sign and adhere to TSM’s Statement off Faith; ability to interact with diverse constituencies; familiarity with theological education; detail oriented; ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively: ability to meet deadlines; excellent communication, written, verbal, proofreading, and editing skills; knowledge of nonprofit marketing; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. Education and Experience: master’s degree preferred in related field; 3-5 years of successful work experience in communications, marketing, public relations, higher education management, or publishing; supervisory experience preferred; experience and familiarity with Anglican and/or Episcopal Church polity preferred; superior interpersonal communication skills; experience using social media as a tool for marketing. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and list of references to elucci@tsm.edu by March 24, 2017.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit cover letter, CV, and list of references to elucci@tsm.edu by March 24, 2017.
When is the application deadline?
03/24/2017
Do you have a website?
www.tsm.edu

2/28/17: Canon for Pastoral Care (Garden City, NY)

What are you looking for?
Canon for Pastoral Care
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of Long Island
Where is the job site located?
Garden City, NY
What do you want this person to do?
The Canon for Pastoral Care is a senior staff position whose efforts are principally focused on working closely with clergy and lay leadership by providing support, resources and insight that will encourage the spiritual and organizational health of the individuals and the parishes they serve. Additional responsibilities of the Canon for Pastoral Care will be the deployment and supervision of deacons, as well as, direct pastoral support to retired clergy and their families. The Canon for Pastoral Care will serve as the Diocesan In-Take Officer for all Title IV allegations. In short, the Canon for Pastoral Care is called to encourage a vision of congregational life that is spiritually vibrant, mission-focused and fully alive in the local community.

About the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island:

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is a multicultural, complex and dynamic community of faith that extends from Brooklyn Heights to Montauk, including Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Bishop Diocesan is the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese. In addition to its 132 local congregations, The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is engaged in numerous other missionary endeavors including, Episcopal Health Services / St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Camp DeWolfe, Episcopal Ministries of Long Island, The Mercer School of Theology and the Trustees of the Estate Belonging the Diocese of Long Island. The Bishop Diocesan serves as President of each of these boards, as well as the Board of the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Accountabilities:

The Canon for Pastoral Care is directly accountable to the Bishop Diocesan on issues surrounding active and retired clergy, including deacons. The Canon for Pastoral Care will be an active member of the Mission Cohort subgroup, which is headed by the Canon for Ministry Support and will meet regularly. The Canon for Pastoral Care will oversee all training and programing on evangelism and stewardship in conjunction with the Cathedral Community, the Mercer School and the Senior staff; especially Episcopal Ministries’ staff and board.

Nature and Scope of the Work:

Title IV In-Take Officer:
• Direct recipient of all communication, verbal and written, concerning Title IV allegations and clergy misconduct in general.
• Make report to the Bishop in a timely manner
• Follow through on all directives to ensure a satisfactory resolution for all concerned.

Pastoral Support to Clergy, their Families, Bishop’s Staff and Lay Leadership:
• Work with Mercer School to support programming to address their current needs
• Provide tools, training and resources that will strengthen and support those in need
• Provide ongoing moral and technical support and encouragement

Stewardship Formation – Partner with Mercer School and EMLI to:
• Provide access to educational and spiritual resources
• Encourage best practices
• Provide training opportunities for clergy and lay leaders

Support for Retired Clergy, their Spouses and Families:
• Develop close working relationship with the Chaplain for Retired Clergy and register as Assistant Chaplain for Retired Clergy
• Assist Chaplain for the Retired Clergy with providing pastoral support
• Attend annual Church Wide Conferences and Diocese gatherings
• Make recommendations to the Bishop regarding those in need of financial support either ongoing or one-time occurrences
• Manage applications for support to Church Pension

Deployment and Supervision of Deacons:
• Interim placement after ordination
• Develop a schedule for communicating in writing and via face to face meetings
• Encourage continued education for permanent deacons
• Report quarterly on Deacons ministry to the Bishop and recommend best utilization of their gifts and talents

Coordinate the diocesan work in the world on the behalf of the Bishop:
• Follow up on “calls for relief” for our partnership dioceses and other imminent calls for assistance
• Relay all current relief projects organized by Episcopal Relief & Development to the Bishop
• Follow up on any initiatives put in place by EDLI and keep track of progress

Critical Skills Required:
• Maintain the pattern of a Christian life
• Have a sensitivity to and awareness of multicultural diversity
• Have a joyful and appreciative spirit
• Be a skilled communicator (oral and written) and listener
• Maintain organizational excellence
• Be flexible
• Be a motivational coach
• Encourage Leadership development
• Be an effective consultant and facilitator
• Have an ability to offer and receive critical feedback

Some general position requirements are:
• Must be ordained and should have a range of experience and knowledge of the Episcopal Church its culture, canons, polity, and theological traditions
• Must have a strong track record as an effective leader in the life of a congregation.
• A healthy prayer life and an eagerness to explore Christ’s call to mission and service.
• Must be able to work collaboratively but also take personal initiative
• Proficiency with MS Word and MS Outlook

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
All interested candidates should submit cover letter with resume and/or ministry portfolio to:

Nancy Signore
Human Resource Manager
nsignore@dioceseli.org

When is the application deadline?
03/30/2017
Do you have a website?
www.dioceselongisland.org

2/28/17: Canon for Ministry Support (Garden City, NY)

What are you looking for?
Canon for Ministry Support
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of Long Island
Where is the job site located?
Garden City, NY
What do you want this person to do?
The Canon for Ministry Support is an outward-facing senior staff position whose efforts are principally focused on the support, growth and oversight of all transition ministry work. One of the primary focuses will be to gather, encourage and provide supervision for Diocesan Missioners, while supporting all initiatives for new ministry. The Canon for Ministry Support will work closely with the Mercer School and the Commission on Ministry (Standing Committee) to provide resources and guidance for seminarians and newly ordained clergy. In short, the Canon for Ministry Support is called to support the diocese’s strategic mission plan as it concerns the clergy and their support and work with our congregations.

About the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island:
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is a multicultural, complex and dynamic community of faith that extends from Brooklyn Heights to Montauk, including Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Bishop Diocesan is the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese. In addition to its 132 local congregations, The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is engaged in numerous other missionary endeavors including, Episcopal Health Services / St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Camp DeWolfe, Episcopal Ministries of Long Island, The Mercer School of Theology and the Trustees of the Estate Belonging the Diocese of Long Island. The Bishop Diocesan serves as President of each of these boards, as well as the Board of the Cathedral of the Incarnation.

Accountabilities:
The Canon for Ministry Support is directly accountable to the Bishop Diocesan. The Canon for Ministry Support shall facilitate regular meetings of the Mission Cohort subgroup that is comprised of the Canon for Ministry Support, the Canon for Pastoral Care, DCDI Coordinator, Director of Episcopal Ministries, Director of Communication and Assistant for Transition Ministry. The Canon for Ministry Support shall attend semi-annual Transition Ministry Conferences to keep current on all practices from the deployment of clergy to redeveloping congregations and church plants. The Canon for Ministry Support shall supervise the interim ministry and consultant training programs.

Nature and Scope of the Work:
Diocesan Transition Minister:
• To serve as the Bishop’s primary representative in deployment including mission congregations, parishes in development or new church plants
• Counsel individual clergy about vocation transitions; manage the search process for vacancies in parishes, organizations and on diocesan staff
• Maintain areas of ongoing clerical responsibility:
o General reporting to Church Deployment Office, and Church Pension Fund
o Licenses to Officiate / Canonical Residence
o Reviewing Ministry Covenants
• Attend semi-annual Transition Ministry Conference
• Remaining current in trends across the Church regarding deployment practices and strategies.

New and Redeveloping Congregations, Aided Parishes and their Clergy, and Partnerships:
• Aid and encourage mission/strategic planning
• Provide tools and training that will help build spiritual and organizational capacity
• Provide ongoing moral and technical support and encouragement
• Facilitate mutual ministry reviews, and provide episodic constructive feedback to

Diocesan Missioners, Church Planters and Church Redevelopers:
• Provide oversight, support, and supervision (individual/group)
• Provide moral support and encouragement
• Encourage and provide opportunities for ongoing education and formation

Mission Planning:
• Work closely with the Bishop, Diocesan Council and other senior or program staff members and diocesan leaders to engage faithful and creative strategic mission planning for the diocese.
• Encourage parishes to work together where common ministry may be engaged
• Collaborate with deans where appropriate.

General Congregational Development Support:
• Partner with Diocesan Church Development Institute (DCDI) and other diocesan consultants and trainers in order to provide technical expertise, education and training in the area of leadership development, organizational development for parish life, evangelism, hospitality, and general development of the health and spiritual wellbeing of the congregation.
• Partner with Episcopal Ministries of Long Island (EMLI) to help identify opportunities for local mission and social outreach providing access to resources including finances, asset mapping and networking; attend quarterly Grant Review Committee meetings.
• Develop a team of congregational coaches and consultants to work directly with parishes seeking congregational renewal.
• Review the Ministry Plan of the Diocese of Long Island commitments for Missioners and Partnerships in conjunction with the Finance Department to ensure that funds are used effectively and that congregations fulfill their responsibilities.
• Partner with Mercer School in coordinating and attending workshops on Sexual Harassment, Racism, Wardens / Vestry / Treasurers Workshops, Turning Points, etc.

Evangelism and New Member Support – Partner with Mercer School:
• Provide access to educational and spiritual resources
• Encourage best practices
• Provide training opportunities for clergy and lay leaders

Staff Responsibilities and Interaction:
• Attend weekly staff and semi-monthly senior/program staff meetings
• Convene and facilitate the Missions Cohorts (includes DCDI Coordinator, Episcopal Ministries, Communication and Transition Ministry)
• Collaborate with and support congregational coaches and consultants

Critical Skills Required:
• Maintain the pattern of a Christian life
• Have a sensitivity to and awareness of multicultural diversity
• Have a joyful and appreciative spirit
• Be a skilled communicator (oral and written) and listener
• Maintain organizational excellence
• Be flexible
• Be a motivational coach
• Encourage Leadership development
• Be an effective consultant and facilitator
• Have an ability to offer and receive critical feedback

Some general position requirements are:
• Must be ordained and should have a range of experience and knowledge of the Episcopal Church its culture, canons, polity, and theological traditions
• Must have a strong track record as an effective leader in the life of a congregation.
• Advanced training/education in congregational development, Diocesan Church Development Institute or evidence of lifelong learning in congregational/mission development is required.
• A healthy prayer life and an eagerness to explore Christ’s call to mission and service.
• Must be able to work collaboratively but also take personal initiative
• Proficiency with MS Word and MS Outlook

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
All interested candidates should submit cover letter with resume and/or ministry portfolio to:

Nancy Signore
Human Resource Manager
nsignore@dioceseli.org

When is the application deadline?
03/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.dioceselongisland.org

2/28/17: Executive Director, Camp & Conference Center (Greenwich, NY)

What are you looking for?
Executive Director of Camp & Conference Center
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center
Where is the job site located?
Greenwich, NY
What do you want this person to do?
The Executive Director oversees all ministries and operations of the Center including program planning, financial planning and management, human resource management, marketing, development, fund raising, and strategic planning. The ministries of the Center include healing prayer, group and individual retreats, youth ministry (including summer camp, daycare and after school program), worship services, religious and secular conferences, lodging and dining, and educational programing. The Executive Director reports to the Bishop of the Diocese of Albany and the Center’s Board.

Requirements:
• Must be a Christian with beliefs aligned with traditional, orthodox Christian values and the canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany. Affiliation with the Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion is desired.
• Record of proven leadership and management success. Leadership experience in non-profit organizations is desired.
• Effective communicator, both oral and written, with superiors, subordinates and peers.
• Must live on site (housing provided) to provide appropriate supervision and oversight of activities.
• Collaborative management style which fosters personal responsibility and staff development while growing the ministries of the Center.

Expectations:
• Guide the Center’s ministry managers in developing and marketing effective programs to advance each ministry’s objectives within the context of our mission to serve both the diocese and the wider church.
• In collaboration with the Diocesan Accounting Manager and ministry managers, develop and manage a comprehensive budget of planned income and expenditures by department.
• Oversee recruiting, hiring, training and ensure effective management of all Center staff.
• Oversee an effective program of marketing and development to support the long term health and viability of Christ the King Center.
• Develop and implement both a short- term (one to three year) and a long -term (five to ten year) strategic plan for the Center in collaboration with the Bishop and the center’s Board.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Contact Elizabeth Strickland at estrickland@albanydiocese.org
When is the application deadline?
03/24/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.ctkcenter.org/page/employment
Do you have a website?
http://www.ctkcenter.org

2/28/17: Rector (St. Louis Park, MN)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. George’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
St. Louis Park, MN
What do you want this person to do?
What are our key goals for this congregation and its mission?
Our top goals build on areas of strength and tend to areas of concern:

  • Increase spiritual vitality.
  • Sustain and grow membership.
  • Take our hospitality out into the neighborhood.

What do we need to do, as ministers of the Church, to support these goals?

  • Focus on the discipleship of all members.
  • Increase educational (faith formation) opportunities.
  • Nurture opportunities for personal belonging, engagement, and mission.
  • Experiment with change while respecting Anglican tradition.

What do we need from our next rector? Someone who:

  • has a deep personal faith practice—talking and walking the faith
  • is a strong preacher and teacher
  • has a pastoral disposition—personal caring
  • collaborates with and empowers the “ministers of the church”
  • is open to experimentation and risk, but respects Anglican tradition
  • is engaged in the “missional church” conversation

Or, more concisely, we’re looking for a rector who will:

  • follow Jesus
  • feed and tend our flock
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send a cover letter, resume and OTM Portfolio to: Karen Olson, Missioner for Ministry, karen.o@episcopalmn.org
When is the application deadline?
03/24/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.stgeorgesonline.org/saintg/?page_id=1868
Do you have a website?
http://www.stgeorgesonline.org/

2/24/17: Interim Rector (Bismarck, ND)

What are you looking for?
Interim Rector, 3/4 time for about two years.
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. George’s Episcopal Memorial Church
Where is the job site located?
Bismarck, ND
What do you want this person to do?
We are looking for an interim Rector who will:

Work effectively as a team with the vestry and congregation.

Listen and communicate with patience when there’s conflict.

Remain impartial and strong when needed to help us resolve recent issues. Help us work towards gaining understanding and forgiveness within the church.

Provide worship leadership and guidance to help us keep the church going strong and growing as we begin our search for a long-term Rector.

Guide us with the implementation the Missional 5-year plan developed over the previous year.

Help us find ways to attract new members of all generations, young families and millennial-generation individuals to the church.

Increase our prominence in the community.

The skills and experiences we are looking for include:

A worship leader who is comfortable with a wide range of worship styles.

Someone experienced with gospel-based preaching.

Specific experience or training with interim ministry, conflict resolution and healing within a parish setting.

Leadership and managerial style consistent with the desires and vision of our parish and vestry.

Experiences with and sensitivity to individuals with diverse ethnic, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds.

Experienced with pastoral, disadvantaged, community and ecumenical outreach.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send your OTM portfolio and/or Resume to Ms. Janice Beck, (Interim Rector Search Committee Chair) at janice.beck701@gmail.com and Mr. Thomas Hopkins, (Senior Warden) at Thomas.f.hopkins@jci.com.

We would also be happy to share our parish profile.

When is the application deadline?
03/24/2017
Do you have a website?
http://www.stgeorges-bismarck.org

2/24/17: Asst Rector – Younger Adults, Families, Community (Kansas City, MO)

What are you looking for?
Asst Rector – Younger Adults, Families, Community
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Kansas City, MO
What do you want this person to do?
Summary
St. Andrew’s is seeking a priest to lead ministries with younger adults (under 50) and families, both those presently in the congregation and those who aren’t part of a church. This priest will lead our efforts to build community, participation, and discipleship among members in these age groups; and he/she will minister with the unchurched, de-churched, and marginally churched, building community among spiritual-but-not-religious younger adults and families. That effort may result in creating a new spiritual community within the existing life of St. Andrew’s, as well as connecting younger adults and families with our inherited expression of church. (For examples of such a both/and approach, see our rector’s book Beating the Boundaries: The Church God is Calling Us to Be; Morehouse, 2016.) In all its manifestations, this priest’s work will embody the values of the Episcopal “Big Tent,” generous welcome, authentic relationships, worship flowing from the community that offers it, life-wide Christian formation, collaborative ministry, and service to the city and world around us.

Primary Responsibilities
• Organize church community among younger adults and families who are unchurched, de-churched, and marginally churched.
o Be part of the area St. Andrew’s serves – learning its needs and passions, building relationships with people who live and work here, practicing ministry of presence, and actively organizing community by connecting people around shared needs and passions, spiritual and otherwise.
o Create fellowship and formation opportunities, such as discussions, studies, groups, prayer/meditation, service, meals, classes, arts events, etc.
o Collaborate with St. Andrew’s engagement coordinator to build relationships with younger people in groups that use the church’s facility, to deepen their engagement with the church.
o Collaborate with St. Andrew’s communications manager to market gatherings, activities, and other points of connection with people in the community.
o Serve as the primary pastor to younger adults and families coming into St. Andrew’s, including contacts, visits, counseling, marriages, baptisms, etc.
o Cultivate and curate worship arising from the community(ies) being formed.

• Build relationships and lead existing ministries with St. Andrew’s younger adults, youth, and children.
o Serve as the primary pastor to people in those age groups, including regular contacts, counseling, marriages, baptisms, funerals, etc.
o Explore the spiritual needs of existing younger-adult members and discern ways to deepen their discipleship through formation, worship, and outreach ministry.
o Lead baptismal preparation and the youth Confirmation process (with support from the children’s and youth formation coordinators).
o Coordinate Discovery 101, a class and connection process for newcomers (with support from the engagement coordinator and other clergy).
o Take part in Children’s Chapel and Youth Group at least monthly, build spiritual programming with our Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack, and help lead annual youth and parent mission trips and retreats.
o Serve as the primary clergy presence to the Children’s, Youth, and Adult Formation Commissions, fostering a lifelong and life-wide approach to Christian formation. (The formation coordinators are the primary staff liaisons to these commissions.)
o With the engagement coordinator, serve as staff liaison to the Community Connection Commission and build evangelistic ministries.
o Depending on gifts and experience, perhaps supervise the formation team (part-time coordinators of children’s formation, youth formation, and adult formation).

• Create opportunities for people coming into St. Andrew’s and existing younger-adult members to build relationships and minister together, bringing those new to the church into the broadening community of the larger parish.

• Collaborate with existing outreach ministries to make service a key element of formation for younger adults and families.

• Help develop a culture of stewardship among younger adults and families.

• Share in the rotation of presiding, preaching (at least one Sunday a month), and emergency pastoral availability; take part in meetings of staff, commissions, Executive Committee, and Vestry.

Qualifications, Competencies, and Characteristics
• Master of divinity degree and ordination as a priest in The Episcopal Church or a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
• A love for building relationships with people.
• An ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment working at least 50 hours per week.
• An entrepreneurial spirit.
• A heart for mission and for sharing the Good News of God in Christ.
• Comfort and skill with social media and other information technology.
• Strong self-direction and time-management skills, prioritizing St. Andrew’s ministries.
• Outstanding communication skills.
• Experience and positive feedback in leadership, planning, budgeting, and administrative duties.
• Stamina, mobility, and a current driver’s license.
• Clearance by a comprehensive background check, following diocesan guidelines.
• A collaborative orientation to the practice of ministry.

Compensation and Benefits
• Competitive salary greater than the diocesan minimum.
• Insurance coverage following diocesan guidelines.
• Pension contributions following diocesan guidelines.
• Two days off per week, sometimes taken flexibly depending on parish activities and pastoral needs.
• Four weeks of paid vacation annually.
• One week of paid continuing education annually, with financial support.

Community
St. Andrew’s is located in Brookside, a well-established neighborhood of south-central Kansas City; and the church and neighborhood share a 100-year history. Geographically, we are equidistant from the city’s core to the north and suburbia to the south. There are neighborhoods of great worldly abundance just to our west and great worldly want just to our east. The church’s Zip code is 94% white with a median household income of $126,000 and a median age of 41. However, in the three-mile radius around St. Andrew’s, the population is 64% white, 27% black, 5% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 2% Native American or Pacific islander. Among people with a religious affiliation, our neighborhood has a high proportion of Roman Catholic families because of a strong presence of parochial schools, but it also includes many who have not found a spiritual home in organized religion. In the Kansas City metropolitan area, 34% of households are “churchless” (unchurched or de-churched). Kansas City itself is highly livable, offering Midwestern values along with the opportunities of a larger city, as well as a cost of living below the national average.

Work Environment
St. Andrew’s is a parish of the Diocese of West Missouri. Our membership is approximately 1,500 and average Sunday attendance is 320. Our parishioners live not just in the surrounding neighborhood but in several Zip codes on both sides of the state line. In the past seven years, we have completed a $1.7 million building restoration, and we are presently replacing one of the primary HVAC systems and renovating the undercroft. In addition, we are finalizing plans to rebuild the church’s youth and community center across the street, following a $3.6 million capital campaign, to improve our capacity to connect with people nearby. Like many Episcopal churches, we have seen slightly declining attendance over the past seven years, but the parish leadership is committed to building the congregation’s cultures of evangelism, discipleship, stewardship, and outreach. Although racially fairly homogeneous, St. Andrew’s is diverse in its members’ outlook, embodying the Big Tent, broad-church ethos of The Episcopal Church rather than staking out potentially divisive political or social positions. Our purpose, mission, and vision, discerned in 2016, are as follows:

Purpose (the “why” – our core belief, the deep and real reason for our being):
Inspired by Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to love God, love neighbor, and love one another.

Mission (what we do):
We proclaim the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, empower people for ministry, and serve people within and beyond our church.

Vision (what we aspire to be, the destination we’re seeking):
We will be a welcoming and inclusive community of loving disciples rooted in traditional Christian practice, exploring spirituality in new ways, and invested in the well-being of God’s creation.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send a cover letter, résumé, and materials from the Office of Transition Ministry to the Rev. John Spicer, rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, MO – frjohn@standrewkc.org. In the cover letter, please include a paragraph on your thoughts about St. Andrew’s from the perspective of someone outside the parish looking in through the available windows (website, Facebook, etc.).
When is the application deadline?
04/01/2017
Do you have a website?
www.standrewkc.org