4/21/17: Associate for Outreach and Development (Palm Beach, FL)

What are you looking for?
Associate for Outreach and Development
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
Where is the job site located?
Palm Beach, FL
What do you want this person to do?
The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida announces its search for an Associate for Outreach and Development. The Associate leads all of Bethesda’s outreach ministries and stewardship and fundraising efforts. This position offers great potential to have a lasting impact on the parish and to work creatively with congregational leaders who are eager to learn and grow in both these areas of ministry. The right candidate may be either a lay person or a priest, depending on qualifications, skills, and experience.

The Associate for Outreach and Development works directly under the supervision and leadership of the Rector. Bethesda’s outreach ministries are evolving from primarily a grants-based program to more hands-on service to people in need. These hands-on initiatives include mentoring at-risk high school students, a significant hunger initiative called Feeding in February, mission trips, as well as regular work at the nearby St. George’s Center and at Holy Redeemer church. Outreach funds primarily come from the proceeds of Bethesda’s retail operations and average around $450,000 per year. The Associate leads a passionate Outreach Committee learning together how to involve a significant number of parishioners in hands-on service and to continue to build supportive relationships with service agencies in the county.

The Associate for Outreach and Development also works closely with Associate for Administration and directs a significant portion of the work of the Outreach and Development Coordinator. Bethesda is searching for an experienced professional to help not only with fundraising but also with formation as a community of joyful, generous stewards. A growing group of volunteers who are passionate about stewardship are ready to learn and to work under the new Associate’s leadership to execute effective, ongoing stewardship education, an annual campaign, planned giving, and capital/major gifts.

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is the largest parish in the Diocese of Southeast Florida, with an average Sunday attendance of 465 and an annual operating budget of $3 million. The staff consists of a (lay) Associate for Music and Liturgy, a (lay) Associate for Administration, an (ordained) Associate for Christian Education and Pastoral Care, a Director of Children and Youth Ministries, several non-stipendiary clergy, and twelve additional full-time staff. A beautiful, English-gothic church and large building complex provide a venue for rich worship, superb music, and excellent ministry. Strong parish leadership through the Vestry and active committees shapes direction, priorities, and policies. Myriad ministries draw parishioners into worship, education, and service to the wider community and the world.

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is in a phase of renewed focus on strategic growth in mission and ministry following the calling of a new Rector in 2011. The Associate for Outreach and Development will be integral in growing a culture of stewardship and service and providing the resources needed for mission and ministry.

Bethesda is located a block from one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast in the Town of Palm Beach—a barrier island. Across the bridge, West Palm Beach and the rest of Palm Beach County offer all the big city amenities.

More information about Bethesda-by-the-Sea can be found at www.bbts.org

Complete Job Description can be found at http://www.bbts.org/about-us/employment/

More information about the Diocese of Southeast Florida can be found at www.diosef.org

More information about the town of Palm Beach can be found at www.townofpalmbeach.com

More information about West Palm Beach can be found at www.wpb.org

The parish will be accepting applications up to Wednesday, May 31. Interested clergy may send a cover letter, resume, and Ministry Portfolio tosearch@bbts.org.

The Rev. James Harlan, Rector
ATTN Associate for Outreach and Development Search
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
141 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send Resume or PIF to search@bbts.org
When is the application deadline?
05/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.bbts.org/about-us/employment
Do you have a website?
bbts.org

4/21/17: Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry (Kinston, NC)

What are you looking for?
Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of East Carolina
Where is the job site located?
Kinston, NC
What do you want this person to do?
The Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry is a full-time staff position for an Episcopal priest with work principally focused on the support, interconnection and leadership development of existing and emergent Spanish language congregations and ministries of The Diocese of East Carolina. This person will work closely with lay and clergy leadership, providing support and facilitating the spiritual and organizational health of the parishes and missions of the Diocese of East Carolina. This work is undertaken in order to strengthen the ministry capacities of our diocese and its component parishes and communities as we seek new and sustainable futures. The Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry will collaborate with the Bishop and other diocesan leaders to help the Diocese of East Carolina thrive by strengthening connections and resources among Spanish language congregations and communities.

The Coordinator’s work will demonstrate peer coaching and servant leadership, empowering existing leadership in congregations rather than acting as an expert. This person will help us develop interconnection and mission strategy for Spanish language ministry so that we may build sustainable regional partnerships in ministry as members of one diocese.

The Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry’s duties and responsibilities will include:

Coordinating the development of a Spanish Language Ministry Team for the Diocese of East Carolina, to provide a community of support and consultation for existing and emerging Spanish Language worshipping communities in the Diocese of East Carolina.
Facilitating communication which connects and enables understanding of the ministry and mission of the entire diocese and The Episcopal Church. Some regular participation at Diocesan Staff Meetings is a component of the position.
Identification and development of mission leadership, both for the development of the worshipping community and the service of the local community; such work includes the ministry of diminishing human suffering in all its forms.
Primary responsibility for the priestly support of one Spanish language congregation.
Some visiting of congregations and ministries throughout the diocese. Such visits might include Sunday liturgies, Christian formation, vestry meetings, retreats, and special events. Regular travel will be a frequent dimension of this work.
Working with the Bishop and Diocesan Staff to ensure that Spanish language congregations are familiar with and operating in accord with the Constitution and Canons of The General Convention of The Episcopal Church and The Diocese of East Carolina. Such work includes sharing in the councils of this Diocese, and in sharing its ministry.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Enter your interest in this position by following the instructions at this link.
http://jobs.transitionministryconference.org/jobs/view/coordinator-of-spanish-language-ministry/
When is the application deadline?
05/06/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://jobs.transitionministryconference.org/jobs/view/coordinator-of-spanish-language-ministry/
Do you have a website?
www.diocese-eastcarolina.org

4/19/17: Minor Canon for Family Ministries (Garden City, NY)

What are you looking for?
Minor Canon for Family Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Cathedral of the Incarnation
Where is the job site located?
Garden City, NY
What do you want this person to do?
The Cathedral of the Incarnation is seeking a Minor Canon to develop and lead ministries with young families. The Cathedral is located in Garden City, New York – at the heart of the Diocese of Long Island. The Cathedral is a principal gathering place for the whole diocese and home to a strong and growing local congregation. With the leadership of a new Dean, we are placing in-creased focus on ministries with children, youth and young families. The Cathedral has a renewed commitment to offering a variety of weekly/daily liturgies and a wide array of ministries for all ages. We are looking to further develop our relationship with young families in the congregation and surrounding communities, increase worship attendance and grow our membership. To reach our goals, we seek an exceptionally organized and energetic priest with a contagious faith, who is a gifted preacher, meets people well, has a compassionate heart, is a good team player and has strong administrative gifts and follow through. The ideal candidate will have significant experience and success reaching out to children, youth and families, engaging them in congregational life and assisting them on their spiritual journeys.

Summary of Position Description
The Minor Canon for Family Ministries will be a full-time member of the Cathedral clergy team and will be the Cathedral’s clergy lead for program and pastoral care with children, youth and their families. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of new ministries in collaboration with staff and lay leadership with the guidance of the Dean. The Minor Canon will collaborate with the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the Mercer School of Theology (located on the Cathedral Close) and will be the primary contact for local schools and children’s organizations. She or he will oversee a newly envisioned evening family worship service and will lead and supervise christian education and formation for families in partnership with a part-time Director of Christian Education.

Accountability
The Minor Canon for Family Ministry is directly accountable to the Dean of the Cathedral.

Nature and Scope of Work
TEACHING AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION
• Work closely with the Dean, clergy, staff and lay leaders to organize and publicize a full array of attractive and transformative spiritual formation, support and educational offerings for families
• Create onsite Cathedral programs and tours appropriate for public and private school visits (architecture, art, local history, etc.)
• Coordinate and lead a family spirituality forum on a regular basis
• Develop programming and fellowship for new parents

WORSHIP LEADERSHIP
• Plan developmentally appropriate worship services for young children in collaboration with the Canon Pastor and musicians
• Assist children and families in transitioning from the family service to other Cathedral liturgies
• Lead worship as part of the regular rota at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. (Sundays) and evening worship (Day TBD)
• Officiate as part of the daily office Rota

PREACHING
• Preach approximately every 6 weeks at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 am Sunday services as well as regularly at the new evening service. Preach and preside regularly at the daily Eucharist

PASTORAL CARE
• Assist in visiting hospitals and retirement communities as requested by the Canon Pastor
• Oversee pastoral ministry for families including pre-baptismal counseling
• Be available for pastoral counseling with parishioners

NEWCOMER MINISTRY
• Work with the newcomer/welcome team to welcome newcomers into Episcopal 101, membership, ministry participation, stewardship, etc.
• Be available for breakfast, lunch or coffee with newcomers or visits to homes
• Host and attend newcomer events with the Dean

OUTREACH
• Work with the Cathedral Deacon to develop outreach opportunities for families
• Attend Cathedral Council meetings as requested to coordinate ministries
• Attend community events in Garden City and elsewhere on Long Island as requested by the Dean.
• Participate in recruiting children grades 1-6 for the Cathedral Choirs
• Other duties as assigned

FELLOWSHIP
• Attend major Cathedral events such as Annual Meeting, parish breakfasts, Memorial Day Fair, monthly Evensong
• Plan inter-generational fellowship opportunities with the needs of children and families in mind

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Ordination to the Priesthood in The Episcopal Church
• A passion for ministry and working with children, youth and young families
• A strong, articulate, contagious personal faith
• Self-starter, highly motivated, hardworking, organizer with a strong ability to execute
• Committed to a disciplined prayer life and the reading of scripture
• Excellent personal and corporate communication skills
• An ongoing learner, not afraid to make mistakes and take some risks
• Someone who is not afraid of criticism and is open to mentoring and feedback
• Ability to recruit volunteers to share in these ministries, train, delegate, support, hold them ac-countable, bless and thank
• Adept at using technology, including social media
• Strong team player with collaborative skills in a fast-paced environment

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and OTM’s to:
Nancy Signore, Human Resource Manager
nsignore@dioceseli.org
When is the application deadline?
05/17/2017
Do you have a website?
www.incarnationgc.org

4/19/17: Assistant Rector for Children & Youth (Newport News, VA)

What are you looking for?
Assistant Rector for Children & Youth
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Newport News, VA
What do you want this person to do?
St. Andrew’s has a long history of caring well for children and youth, both through our day school with its 70 years of service and through our parish programs of Christian Formation. In an Assistant Rector for Children and Youth, we are seeking someone who loves God and loves young people, is a collaborative leader and facilitator, and has gifts of creativity and imagination to help us deepen and expand our ministry with children and youth. This is a full-time clergy position with a competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, and a professional expense allowance. We invite applications from both Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran clergy, and we especially welcome inquiries from those who are or will be newly ordained.

The Assistant Rector for Children and Youth will oversee all Christian Formation for children and youth from birth through high school, working collaboratively with other staff members and parishioners to plan and carry out programs for our young people that deepen faith, foster community, and encourage service to others. The Assistant Rector for Children and Youth will report to the Rector, who will work collaboratively to support the Assistant in this ministry. General responsibilities and expectations of the position include the following (and are subject to future alteration):

Children and Youth
• Review, evaluate, and enhance/adapt the current Christian Formation programs for children and youth
• Plan and schedule Children’s Chapel, EYC, Vacation Bible School, Youth Sundays, Mission Trips, and other Christian formation opportunities for children and youth in cooperation with lay leaders in these areas.
• Facilitate the youth Confirmation process (in conjunction with the Rector)
• Supervise the nursery coordinator and nursery workers
• Order/create needed supplies and curricula
• Lead chapel services for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Day School at least once per week
• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, ensuring that everyone working with children and youth has Safe Church training
• Establish and oversee a Christian Formation Committee focused on programming for children and youth
• Communicate regularly with families, staff, and parish at large not only to pass along basic information but also to increase parishioners’ sense of ownership and investment in the program
• Make use of social media while following the “Social Media Practices and Guidelines” listed on our diocesan website: www.diosova.org
• Encourage youth participation in our diocesan events, camps, and activities as well as those offered by the wider Church
• When possible, attend events in which parish children and youth are involved—plays, sporting events, concerts, etc; and share information about such events with the Rector and other parishioners

General
• Share in liturgical leadership: presiding/celebrating; preaching (at least once per month)
• Assist with pastoral care as needed, including on-call responsibilities
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly vestry meetings
• Other duties as assigned

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Anne R. Kirchmier at annekirchmier.saec@gmail.com by May 20, 2017.
When is the application deadline?
05/20/2017
Do you have a website?
www.standrews-episcopal.org

4/18/17: Minister to Children, Youth & Families (York Harbor, ME)

What are you looking for?
Minister to Children, Youth & Families
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. George’s
Where is the job site located?
York Harbor, ME
What do you want this person to do?
St. George’s Episcopal Church is seeking a compassionate person of faith to serve as our part-time Minister for Children, Youth and Families. This person will lead and work alongside parents and the congregation to help our parish envision new and creative models of ministry for the future. Our new leader will build strong relationships with children, youth and families. She or he will connect with the church and wider community through clear personal communication and through social media and other technologies.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Applications from lay or ordained candidates will be accepted until May 3 or until the job is filled. To receive full consideration, a resume and cover letter should be sent to the Parish Administrator, Jennifer Davidson (office@stgeorgesyorkharbor.org).
When is the application deadline?
05/03/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://stgeorgesyorkharbor.org/contact/openings
Do you have a website?
http://stgeorgesyorkharbor.org

4/18/17: Rector (Brooklyn, NY)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Grace Church Brooklyn Heights
Where is the job site located?
Brooklyn, NY
What do you want this person to do?
Grace Church Brooklyn Heights

RECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION

March 1, 2017

Grace Church Brooklyn Heights, a vibrant and growing program-size congregation in a landmarked Brooklyn neighborhood, is seeking its fifteenth Rector.

Our Parish:

The parish is located in historic Brooklyn Heights, in an 1847 building that was extensively but sensitively renovated in 2013-2014. Although many church members live in Brooklyn Heights and in the adjoining neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and DUMBO, we also draw parishioners from throughout the borough of Brooklyn, with sprinklings of members from Manhattan and other boroughs.

Regardless of which of our three Sunday services we attend, people at Grace share an appreciation of the joy of worshipping together, the opportunity to reflect on life’s deepest meaning in the context of our liturgical traditions, and the time spent in singing, praying, and contemplation. We all share an appreciation of the Book of Common Prayer’s worship services in a broad-church setting: fine preaching that connects our lives with the Scriptural story and points us out toward the world in relevant ways; and the sense of community that is restored every Sunday.

At Grace we endeavor to maintain a full and fulfilling parish life, characterized by spiritual ministries, Christian Education, forums on relevant topics of daily living, outreach programs for others and our own, a high-quality music program that enhances worship, and traditional parish events that bring us together as we prepare for and enjoy these special Grace Church gatherings.

Accountabilities:

* Serve as the spiritual leader of our parish, lead our worship services, and provide visioning for the parish’s growth in its life in Christ.

* Provide sensitive pastoral care to our parishioners, and guide lay volunteers to assist in pastoral care through such ministries as Eucharistic visitors, liturgical assistants, healing prayer, and faith formation programs.

* Lead the parish in its welcome ministries and efforts to attract, fully engage, and incorporate new members into active participation and leadership in our community. Help us foster parish unity and sense of community.

* Actively lead the parish in growing its commitment to generous giving, so that we have the financial resources (not only the gifts of time and talent) to fully support and expand our mission.

* Supervise Grace Church staff so as to assure capable and efficient functioning of our operations; ensure that personnel have the resources necessary to effectively carry out their responsibilities; and provide annual staff performance evaluations.

* Take an active role, in collaboration with staff and lay leaders, in the administrative, communication, organizational, budgetary, and financial functions of the parish.

* Provide a Christian Education program through which persons of all ages can learn the content of the faith and its application to daily living. Evidence a demonstrated commitment to children and to excellent programming for them.

* Strengthen our commitment to social outreach so that we deepen and expand opportunities to serve others.

* Recruit and guide a new curate, assistant priest, or associate rector who shares the joys and responsibilities of ministry to Grace Church.

* Provide sensitive oversight of Grace Church School, while encouraging its long tradition as a diverse educational community for children of all faiths, races and ethnic, and economic backgrounds, and while delegating significant but appropriate responsibility to the school’s Director and Grace School Advisory Board.

* Participate in and join us in the activities of parish life. Be a presence in the neighborhood, and participate in diocesan activities and committees.

* Take care of your own spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual wellbeing.

* Candidly and open-mindedly participate in assessments of your professional performance with the wardens and/or their designees.

Desired Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

* Deep personal faith evidenced in such a way that parishioners are helped to grow in the knowledge and love of God

* Substantial prior experience as a priest and/or rector in an Episcopal church of our size and complexity

* Demonstrated ability to deliver thought-provoking and spiritually focused sermons

* Demonstrated track record of administrative, leadership, and financial skills

* Warm, engaging personality

* Demonstrated ability to manage change and conflict comfortably, considerately and creatively

* Other experience, skills and qualifications that may be necessary to successfully meet the Accountabilities outlined above

Compensation Package:

The compensation package will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities, and will include housing at our four-story brownstone Rectory near the church.

Application Instructions:

To assist you in applying for the Rector’s position, we ask that you follow a few important steps.

First, please provide us with:

* A letter of interest explaining why you believe you would be a good match for us
* Your updated OTM portfolio
* Your current resume

We have created a confidential e-mail address search.cochairs@gracebrooklyn.org at which our search co-chairs, Vivian Harrison and Barbara Becker, can securely receive your information. Please copy the Reverend Canon Thomas Orso, Interim Transition Minister at the Diocese of Long Island, at torso@dioceseli.org, when you apply, including all your application materials.

Second, please understand that we will be receiving applications until June 15, 2017. Therefore, kindly provide us with your materials on or beforeJune 15, 2017. We believe that this is a firm but fair and reasonable deadline.

If you have any questions about applying or about our process, please contact the co-chairs at search.cochairs@gracebrooklyn.org.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
We invite all qualified Episcopal priests to apply for the position of our 15th Rector. We are committed to conducting our search without regard to race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

First, please provide us with:

* A letter of interest explaining why you believe you would be a good match for us
* Your updated OTM portfolio
* Your current resume

We have created a confidential e-mail address search.cochairs@gracebrooklyn.org at which our search co-chairs, Vivian Harrison and Barbara Becker, can securely receive your information. Please copy the Reverend Canon Thomas Orso, Interim Transition Minister at the Diocese of Long Island, at torso@dioceseli.org, when you apply, including all your application materials.

Second, please understand that we will be receiving applications until June 15, 2017. Therefore, kindly provide us with your materials on or beforeJune 15, 2017. We believe that this is a firm but fair and reasonable deadline.

If you have any questions about applying or about our process, please contact the co-chairs at search.cochairs@gracebrooklyn.org.

When is the application deadline?
06/15/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://gracebrooklyn.org/rector-search
Do you have a website?
http://gracebrooklyn.org

4/18/17: Youth and Family Minister (Chapel Hill, NC)

What are you looking for?
Youth and Family Minister
What’s the name of your church or organization?
The Chapel oi the Cross
Where is the job site located?
Chapel Hill, NC
What do you want this person to do?
The Chapel of the Cross seeks to build upon the current ministry with middle and high school students and to create a robust youth and family ministry program that engages parents and non-parent parishioners, and engages with the regional and diocesan youth programs.
 Design and implement a youth confirmation program
 Coordinate and facilitate Sunday education program for 6-12th grades
 Coordinate and facilitate Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) for middle and high school students
 Recruit and train program volunteers
 Prepare and manage annual youth budget
 Engage in the life of youth beyond the Sunday experience
 Plan events for parents of youth
 Welcome 5th graders into the program; connect seniors with a next-step faith placement
 Recruit and train youth acolytes
 Work collaboratively to engage youth and families in regular service opportunities
 Plan and supervise mission trips for middle and high school students
What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Chapel of the Cross is seeking a full-time youth and family minister. The search is being conducted by the rector; both lay and ordained applicants are being considered. Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to Walker Mabe at wmabe@thechapelofthecross.org. The search will remain open until mid-May.
When is the application deadline?
04/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://thechapelofthecross.org/cotc-seeks-youth-and-family-minister/
Do you have a website?
https://thechapelofthecross.org/

4/12/17: Assistant Rector – Younger Adults, Families, Community (Kansas City, MO)

What are you looking for?
Assistant 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?
05/15/2017
Do you have a website?
www.standrewkc.org

4/12/17: Rector (Germantown, Philadelphia, PA)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Luke’s Church, Germantown
Where is the job site located?
Germantown, Philadelphia, PA
What do you want this person to do?
Conduct mass, preach, teach, inspire, equip and send members into their ministry; shepherd and challenge members to next stage of our spiritual growth; visit sick and shut ins; support work of vestry; lead congregation to recognize needs of others to respond with their time, talent and treasure. Have a strong commitment to diversity; provide counseling and referrals; participate in community, deanery, and diocese to further mission of congregation.
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 OTM Ministry Profle by email to:
StLukesGerRectorSearch@gmail.com.
When is the application deadline?
05/19/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.stlukesger.org
Do you have a website?
http://www.stlukesger.org

4/11/17: Rector (Springfield, OH)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Church
Where is the job site located?
Springfield, OH
What do you want this person to do?
We are looking for:
• Someone who can appreciate our past while helping us adapt and thrive in the 21st century
• Someone who is an inspiring and strategic leader, capable of guiding the parish to realize Christ’s mission
• Someone whose sermons will inspire and be meaningful to all
• Someone committed to our church growth
• A skilled administrator and effective delegator.

We can offer you:
• Willing workers – outside the box thinkers, a multitude of helping hands, a strong intellectual base, and gifted lay leaders. We’re the parish doing God’s work with outreach to our fellow neighbors!
• Youth who want to be involved and work with someone who values their opinions and perspectives
• A long-term financial base and a historic building in good repair.

Who we are:
We are a center-city church and the only Episcopal parish serving Clark County. Parishioners also include suburban and rural residents and members from Greene and Champaign counties. There is a diverse mix of cradle Episcopalians, people with other faith backgrounds, people with no previous faith background, a variety of economic circumstances, elderly, middle-aged, young adults, teens, children, married, single, straight, LGBT, lifelong members and recent congregants, native and foreign-born, lifelong residents of the region, and recent move-ins. While there are members and attendees of color, the congregation is somewhat more Caucasian than the community it serves.

Additional info: http://christspringfield.org/search-for-a-new-rector/

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Qualified applicants must use the following link to apply for this position;
https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/dso-transitions-clergy-application-form/

To maintain confidentiality in the calling process, please do not contact members of the congregation directly.  The Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, Canon for Formation and Transitions, may be contacted at Lcarter-edmands@diosohio.org or at 513.421.0311 for further information.

Supporting documents accompanying the application should be provided in pdf format and attached to the application where indicated:
* In a (cover) letter addressed to the Search Committee (not the DTM), please articulate what interests you about the position, how you think your gifts and skills apply to the mission and ministry there, and anything else you would like the Search Committee to know about you.
* OTM Portfolio with all narrative questions answers.
* Current Resume.

When is the application deadline?
06/05/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://diosohio.wufoo.com/forms/dso-transitions-clergy-application-form/
Do you have a website?
www.christ-in-springfield.org