3/2/17: Rector (Jackson, MI)

What are you looking for?
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Jackson, MI
What do you want this person to do?
Our vision for St. Paul’s is that we will continue to be a vital hub at the center of the Jackson community and will grow our mission and ministries. We are eager to welcome a rector who shares that vision and who will guide us and serve alongside us as we celebrate Christ in this changing world. As we develop new ministries— for both in-reach and outreach— we seek a rector who will engage with us both with pastoral care and with the greater community around St. Paul’s.

We are seeking a rector who will come alongside us and empower the initiatives of our parishioners. We’ve been building and strengthening our Mission and Outreach for the past 15 years. This work primarily supports existing programs that are already serving the community. This collaborative approach to mission and ministry maximizes resources and greatly expands our reach. We also recognize, however, that our downtown location and extensive facilities provide us with unique opportunities to serve Jackson. Our worshipping community has an ever-growing desire to use these assets to serve Jackson in new and creative ways. We hope that our future rector will join in our enthusiasm and help us to discern how God is calling us to be a radically welcoming community of faith that seeks Christ in our service to others.

We are also preparing to build our in-reach support system. As our worshipping community grows, so does the need for in-reach—including pastoral care and Christian formation. But growth also means that our collective capacity to take on new work has increased as well. We have begun building a Parish Life Committee to oversee the pastoral care of our parishioners. There is a growing call at St. Paul’s for more spiritual formation and Biblical studies in addition to our popular Sunday Adult Forum and Wednesday Bible Study groups. We anticipate that our future rector will play a key role in the formation of the Parish Life Committee, supporting its ministries and helping us develop additional Christian formation opportunities.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
Please send your cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume and two sample sermons to:

Jim Gettel
Canon for Congregational Life

When is the application deadline?
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
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