Archives for March 2017

3/31/17: Acting Executive Director, The Claggett Center (Buckeystown, MD)

What are you looking for?
Acting Executive Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
The Claggett Center, Diocese of Maryland
Where is the job site located?
Buckeystown, MD
What do you want this person to do?
The Claggett Center is a camp and conference center ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. The Board of Directors seeks an Acting Director to oversee a transitional period of one year to eighteen months, with the possibility of the position becoming permanent if such an arrangement is mutually agreeable at the end of that time. The Acting Director will implement the vision and mission of the center as manager of all staff and representative of Claggett to the Diocese of Maryland and the community at large.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
For more information and to submit an application, visit https://www.claggettcenter.org/directorsearch or contact Wamahdri Williams, Search Committee chair, at wwilliams@waeus.us.
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://www.claggettcenter.org/directorsearch
Do you have a website?
https://www.claggettcenter.org

3/31/17: Christian Education Director (Amesbury, MA)

What are you looking for?
Christian Education Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. James Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Amesbury, MA
What do you want this person to do?
St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury, MA seeks a Christian Education Director to direct and participate in our K-5 church school program, middle schoolSunday School and youth program and related children-youth-family activities. We seek a person who possesses an enthusiasm for the Christian education and spiritual formation of children and young people. It is the aim of the St. James’ church school and youth programs to nurture and develop in our young people an ever growing awareness of their relationship with God in Christ and each other through worship, scripture, fellowship and service.

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Evaluate, supplement and implement current education programs:
o Godly Play curriculum (K-2nd grades)
o Weaving God’s Promises (5th – 8th grades)
• Look into developing a Curriculum for 3rd-4th grades
• Create and manage a calendar of lessons and events for the program year.
• Recruit, train and support volunteer teachers and assistants
• Oversee registration and maintenance of church school records
• Oversee maintenance and purchase of supplies
• Manage budget for Christian Education Program
• Organize the annual Christmas Pageant and Holy Week events.
• Organize Acolyte Schedule and Training
• Communicate regularly with Rector, Vestry and Parish Administrator
• Communicate regularly with families about upcoming events
• Support parents and welcome new families to the parish.
• Enroll and track Safe Church Training and CORI administration

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have:
• An Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Experience with teaching, classroom management, and/or youth programs.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and rapport with children, youth and families.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and delegate.
• Strong communication and networking skills, especially with online
• Communications.
• Working knowledge of computer applications: Spreadsheets, documents, e-mail, etc.
• A commitment to the Christian faith and teaching, especially with children and youth. If not an Episcopalian, the candidate will be willing to support the basics of our tradition.
• Certification in Godly Play is preferred, but may be obtained later.
• A CORI check and completion of Safe Church training will be required.

Time and salary:
Year round, (with significant down time June-August). Maximum 10 hours per week, $20.00 per hour.

Please contact:
Please submit resume and references to The Rev. John Satula via e-mail at: stjames.frjohn@verizon.net or mail at: St. James Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 25, Amesbury, MA 01913.

St. James does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other quality related to an applicant’s ability to succeed in the position.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please submit resume and references to The Rev. John Satula via e-mail at: stjames.frjohn@verizon.net or mail at: St. James Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 25, Amesbury, MA 01913.
When is the application deadline?
05/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.stjamesamesbury.org
Do you have a website?
www.stjamesamesbury.org

3/30/17: Parish Coordinator (Fergus Falls, MN)

What are you looking for?
Parish Coordinator
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. James Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Fergus Falls, MN
What do you want this person to do?
The Parish Coordinator will represent St. James Episcopal Church in Fergus Falls. The Parish Coordinator provides support to the ministries and mission of St. James. This work includes, but is not limited to : communications work, managing use of church space by parish and outside groups, coordinating and supporting church ministries, committees, and volunteers. The Parish Coordinator will be a resource person for both members and non-members a welcoming and responsive presence in our church and community. This position is under the supervision of the Sr. Warden, Jr. Warden, and Vestry.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
mail application and resume to:
St. James Episcopal Church
321 S Lakeside Dr.
Fergus Falls MN 56537
or
email stjamesfergusfalls@gmail.com

3/29/17: Organist/Music/Choir Director (Ojai, CA)

What are you looking for?
Organist/Music/Choir Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Ojai, CA
What do you want this person to do?
This is a part-time, contracted position, responsible for the music portions of the 10a Sunday liturgy, working in collaboration with the Rector. The compensation for the position is commensurate with experience. This position requires working with the choir in rehearsal of pieces selected for Sunday worship as well as providing musical accompaniment for special services and events such as Christmas Eve, memorial services, the great vigil of Easter, etc. This position requires a person who is musically talented, flexible, strengths-oriented and creative.

The Opus 10 pipe organ was built especially for St. Andrew’s, Ojai, by the world renowned Rosales Organ Builders Inc. of Los Angeles, California.

For a PDF brochure which has more detailed information on our organ, please click here.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send cover letter and resume to The Rev. Dr. Greg Kimura at gwkimura@mac.com
When is the application deadline?
05/29/2017
Do you have a website?
www.standrewsojai.ladiocese.org

The Resurrected Life, By Charlie Holt

Title of book or publication
The Resurrected Life
Author(s)
The Rev. Charlie Holt
Publisher
Bible Study Media, Inc.
Month and Year of Publication
July 2015
Description or summary
This unique 7-week Devotional explores seven key areas of life transformation we experience as we learn to live The Resurrected Life Jesus won for us at Calvary. Used alone or as part of The Resurrected Life DVD small-group study series, this special Easter season resource provides a space in which we can discover what it means to truly live a new life. As we read each day’s Scripture and teaching meditation, we’ll learn how the Resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything-including for us. JESUS CHRIST IS MAKING ALL THINGS NEW-RIGHT NOW. BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TO NEW LIFE TODAY! The Resurrected Life is part of the Christian Life Trilogy series. Chapters include: All Things New, New Life, New Temple, New Body, New Covenant, New Creation, New Day. The Resurrected Life is part of the Christian Life Trilogy. For more information and resources visit: www.ChristianLifeTrilogy.com
Website
http://christianlifetrilogy.com
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://christianlifetrilogy.com
Contact name
Charlie Holt
Email
revholt@biblestudymedia.com

3/29/17: Director of Parish Life and Christian Education (Leesburg, VA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Parish Life and Christian Education
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. James’ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Leesburg, VA
What do you want this person to do?
We are seeking a highly-qualified lay person to serve in a key leadership role as our full-time Director of Parish Life and Christian Education, joining our dynamic parish in pursuing new and innovative ministries for the future of the Church. St. James’ is a resource-sized parish in northern Virginia, located sixty miles northwest of Washington DC, in one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing counties in the country. We are seeking to supplement our program staff with a person who would pursue a broad range of shared responsibilities, which depending upon qualifications, could include fostering ministries to: incorporate new and current members; provide gift identification, training and leadership support; develop and guide parish fellowship programs and events; oversee parish and community communications; and coordinate educational programming for children, youth and adults.

The Director of Parish Life and Christian Education ideally will: recruit, train, and support persons within a carefully-designed program to welcome and integrate others into the life of the parish; identify, equip, and guide persons who are called to lead various ministries based upon their identified gifts; build and strengthen caring relationships among parishioners to help create an integrated and supportive faith community; enable and promote the use of social media and other tools to enhance communication with members of the parish and the broader community; and develop and implement a comprehensive plan for a broad range of educational programs for persons of all ages to nurture growth in faith.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience in parish ministry, familiarity with the Episcopal tradition, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to work collaboratively and creatively, and a good sense of humor. Qualified candidates will be persons who observe a life of prayer, give generously to support God’s mission and ministry, pursue life-long learning, genuinely care about others, value the worship of God, and especially, believe in reaching out into God’s world to share the message of God’s love. Compensation is negotiable, and includes health insurance, vacation, pension, and other benefits.

Send your resume, contact information for three references, and a cover letter introducing yourself and describing what excites you about this opportunity for ministry to The Rev. Mark Feather at mark@stjamesleesburg.org.

When is the application deadline?
06/5/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.thediocese.net/resources/ministries/jobs-and-transitions/open-positions/lay-positions/
Do you have a website?
www.stjamesleesburg.org

3/29/17: Summer Camp Chaplain (Morrilton, AR)

What are you looking for?
Summer Camp Chaplain
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Camp Mitchell Camp and Retreat Center
Where is the job site located?
Morrilton, AR
What do you want this person to do?
Camp Mitchell is an Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center in the Diocese of Arkansas. It has a long history of providing meaningful and fun summer camp programming to children in elementary through high school. Camp Mitchell is looking for an enthusiastic and spiritually grounded ordination track seminarian who is excited about serving as Chaplain during Camp Mitchell’s 2017 Summer Camp Program. Applicants need to demonstrate both a deep love of Jesus Christ and an enthusiasm for sharing that love through the ministry of summer camp. The chaplain will need to be a leader in teaching grace and love while also being able to serve long hours in a large group of people. The central role of the Chaplain will be to provide spiritual leadership and nourishment for the Summer Camp Staff and Volunteers through regular worship, small group and one on one interaction, and by being present during programming, while also assisting session clergy in meeting the needs of campers. The Chaplain will help lead staff training and be a mouthpiece for the spiritual nature of our summer theme, “Always We Begin Again.” This position provides housing, meals when camp is in session, and a small stipend.

Camp Mitchell Summer Chaplain Position Requirements
• Be Present to all training and camp programming
• Provide the summer staff with daily opportunities for worship
o Seek opportunities to teach summer staff new forms of prayer (Lectio Divina, Daily Office, African Bible Study, Centering Prayer)
• Help Session Directors integrate Christian Formation into the summer theme
o Assist session clergy with any practical needs of worship that they might have
• Lead Training on Camp Mitchell’s Rule of Life
• Help facilitate theological reflection groups
• Assist in conflict resolution, as needed
• Provide pastoral care to staff and campers, as needed
• Help staff maintain level of intentionality and awareness around their work as a ministry
• Engage with campers in a Christian and loving manner

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Seasonal
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
If you are interested in applying for this position or have questions, please email a cover letter and resume to the Reverend Betsy Baumgarten at director@campmitchell.org.
Do you have a website?
www.campmitchell.org

3/29/17: 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 June 13, 2017.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
06/13/2017
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

3/28/17: Rector (Gainesville, FL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Gainesville, FL
What do you want this person to do?
SUMMARY: The Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish is the Pastor and Chief Executive of this Parish. The Rector is responsible to the Vestry of which the Rector serves as its Chair, and to the Bishop of the Diocese of Florida in accordance with the Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Florida. The Rector leads the Parish in church services and Christian formation ministries. The Rector manages the assisting Clergy and paid administrative staff, and recruits, consults, educates and enables parishioners to define and carry out the various ministries and commissions of the Parish.
The Rector is the chief representative of the Parish to the Diocese and the community at large.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Ordained Episcopal priest with a Masters Degree (or greater) in Divinity from an accredited institution of higher learning, and at least (7) years of progressively responsible service as a full time priest in an Episcopal parish. Previous experience as a rector of an urban parish or experience as an associate rector in a cardinal parish is preferred.ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Live an exemplary Christian life that attracts all persons to the Christian faith
Lead worship services, preach the Gospel and administer the sacraments throughout the year
Perform all duties and roles as established in the Canons of the Church, particularly, but not limited to Title III, Canon 9, Section 6 (2015 General Convention)
Nominate assistant clergy, subject to the approval of the Vestry and the Bishop
Manage assisting clergy and all paid staff including the Director of Music in order to build a collaborative team
Develop and mentor assisting clergy, seminarians and lay ministers
Work with wardens, vestry members and lay leadership to establish and achieve the parish’s vision and mission
Recruit, consult, educate, motivate and enable parishioners and staff to develop and implement programs, activities and ministries to meet the goals and objectives of the parish
Ability to develop plans and objectives to reach out to new members within our community, and grow the parish with people of all ages, income and education levels with diverse backgrounds
Provide pastoral care of parishioners and supervise Christian formation ministries
Provide and monitor Christian education programs and activities through which persons of all ages will possess the knowledge and grace to practice and share the good news of the gospel
Coordinate and supervise the work of all participants in worship, including readers, lay Eucharistic ministers, choirs, musicians, and all others
Serve as an informed resource to the Vestry in the direction of finances, budget and fundraising plans and programs
Serve as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of the Holy Trinity Foundation of Gainesville, Inc. to enhance the financial stability of the parish
Serve, or designate assisting clergy to serve, as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Gainesville, Inc. for the purpose of providing an early learning educational program and learning environment of the highest level of excellence in the finest Episcopal school tradition for our parish and community
From time to time, attend school functions including graduation. Conduct a proportional share of worship with children, teachers and staff.
Engage with the greater Episcopal community and leadership in the Diocese of Florida, and participate in community and interfaith ministries
Support clergy and lay teams to visit parishioners in their homes and institutions and equip the laity for extending pastoral care to one another
Support art and music as a way to share the gospel
Be the “face of the parish” in our downtown neighborhood and beyond

DESIRED EXPERIENCE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Substantial prior experience in an Episcopal church of our size and complexity, preferably in an urban environment
Outstanding pastoral skills and established ministry working with diverse populations
Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with disparate members of a diverse community
Proven people leadership skills, including guiding communities through difficult times of conflict and change and bringing constituents with divergent views together
A demonstrated collaborative style and commitment to cultivating and developing clerical and lay leadership
A track record of sound and focused fiscal and financial leadership, including experience in increasing stewardship and prudent management of church finances
Experience in managing church properties and assets of some complexity
Deliver engaging, thought-provoking and spiritually focused sermons
A strong commitment and acceptance to diversity of all kinds of persons within the Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Florida

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with experience and within Diocesan guidelines as approved by the Vestry

Applicants should reply to James D. Salter, Search Chair, 3940 NW 16 th Blvd., Building B, Gainesville, Florida, 32605 or by e-mail jamess@salterlaw.net

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
When is the application deadline?
10/07/2018
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.holytrinitygnv.org/rector-search.aspx
Do you have a website?
http://www.holytrinitygnv.org/

3/27/17: Rector, part time (Clanton, AL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Trinity Church
Where is the job site located?
Clanton, AL
What do you want this person to do?
15 to 20 hours a week. Sundays and one other day in the office and then address pastoral care issues.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Contact Sarah Sartain ssartain@dioala.org. She is the Clergy Transition Officer for the Diocese of Alabama
When is the application deadline?
06/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.dioala.org
Do you have a website?
http://trinityepiscopalchurch.dioala.org/