8/18/17: Director of Family Ministries (Richmond, VA)

What are you looking for?
Director of Family Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA
Where is the job site located?
Richmond, VA
What do you want this person to do?
Director of Family Ministries
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Richmond, Virginia

St. Stephen’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, a large, vibrant, multi-staff parish with ASA of 1200+ seeks an ordained priest to focus on our growing family ministries. The successful candidate will work closely with the incumbent director of family ministries for several months. Responsibilities include overseeing and supporting staff and volunteers in children’s ministry, youth ministry and our ministry to parents.

The candidate must have a passion for family ministry which will be his/her main concern, though he/she will be part of a larger team, with opportunities for ministry in several other areas, including worship that ranges from very traditional to highly contemplative, extensive outreach ministries and broadly-based pastoral care.

St. Stephen’s has a thriving Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, Sunday school and youth groups for grades 4 through 12, and speakers and groups for parents. The parish offers youth several regular opportunities to participate in youth mission trips, pilgrimages and community service. Children and youth regularly serve in our worship services, both in the main church and in Palmer Hall Chapel. Palmer Hall services, while using a traditional Book of Common Prayer liturgy, are somewhat more informal, welcoming to people who are new to the Episcopal Church’s liturgy, and engaging for children and parents alike.

Recently ordained clergy with demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills are eligible, as are more experienced clergy.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation includes health and dental coverage and participation in the Church Pension Fund.

Responsibilities and areas of focus will include the following.

Managing and supporting family ministries staff:
• Youth ministry coordinator/middle school minister
• High school minister
• Lead catechist/children’s minister
• Acolyte intern
• Summer intern
• Director of children’s and youth choirs

Recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers:
• Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
• Youth Sunday school
• Confirmation mentors
• Leaders of youth groups and Bible studies
• Chaperones for trips and special events

Palmer Hall Chapel services (Sunday mornings):
• Regularly present as worship leader
• Know the community—parents and children
• Help to welcome newcomers
• Help to plan liturgy

Ministering to parents:
• Many Parents, One Vine (Sunday morning group for parents)
• Pastoral care
• Regular communication

Communicating the program to families and the wider parish:
• Family ministry e-newsletter
• Weekly Spirit (printed newsletter) and eSpirit (email newsletter)
• Seasons of the Spirit (quarterly journal)
• Website/youth blog

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Candidates should forward their OTM profile, resume and cover letter to

The Rev. Gary D. Jones, Rector
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
6000 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226

No telephone calls, please.

Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
ststephensRVA.org/employment
Do you have a website?
www.ststephensRVA.org

8/18/17: Associate Rector (Denver, CO)

What are you looking for?
Associate Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Denver, CO
What do you want this person to do?
Position Summary

We are actively looking for an ordained Episcopal priest who shares our unique identity. To a greater or lesser degree we are a charismatic, evangelical, orthodox, liturgical Episcopal Church. We seek someone who is comfortable with all those expressions of faith and particularly someone who shares our charismatic identity. We desire someone who has specific experience in building and overseeing dynamic small group ministry, leadership development, and equipping the church to reach beyond its walls and engage in substantive ways the community around us. In addition the associate would share in the responsibilities of facilitating the ministry and life of the parish inside our walls, such as worship, pastoral care, teaching and administration. We seek someone who can build leadership and ministry structures which multiply efforts in ministry both inside and outside our walls. We seek someone with a strong work ethic and high capacity to work with challenging expectations. Our desire is to have an associate who will come alongside our rector and be part of our executive team.

Primary Responsibilities

● Lead the development and long range sustainability of Small Group Ministry.

● Lead the development and long range sustainability of community engagement ministries.

● Lead the Ministry Leadership Team which oversees the ministry program side of the church.

● Share with other clergy in the liturgical, preaching and pastoral care responsibilities of the church.

● Supervise paid and lay leaders in areas of oversight.

Secondary Responsibilities

● Lead administrative leadership teams as assigned by the rector.

● Share in the teaching of the faith within the life of the parish.

● Participate in leadership group meetings, (Staff, Vestry, Ministry Leadership Team).

● Work with the rector and leadership teams in the high level strategic, generative, innovative and creative planning for the life of Christ Church.

● Participate in the ministry and life of the Diocese by attending meetings, conventions, retreats and trainings, and serving on committees and councils of the diocese as agreed upon with the rector.

Specific Experiences and Competencies

● Ordained and canonically resident in a Diocese of the Episcopal Church.

● 3-5 years experience in parish ministry as an ordained priest.

● Preferred 3 yrs experience and expertise in leadership development, small group ministry, community engagement, and ministry development.

● Experience and competence in areas of leading worship, preaching and pastoral care.

● Highly developed personal prayer life and deep biblical knowledge.

The full position profile is available on our webpage.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To be considered, please send your letter of introduction and curriculum vitae to Lisa McFarland, Executive Administrative Assistant. lmcfarland@christchurchdenver.org
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://christchurchdenver.org/employment
Do you have a website?
http://christchurchdenver.org

8/16/17: Rector (Newnan, GA)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Newnan, GA
What do you want this person to do?
We seek a Rector who has a love of the pastoral, teaching, liturgical and preaching aspects of ministry and demonstrates a willingness to see to the administrative requirements; a pastor who understands leadership as a collective activity, and outreach as a privilege; a person who has a long view of ministry.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
All applicants apply through the Canon of the Ordinary office. Ms Kei Breedlove is the Assistant to the Canon, keibreedlove@episcopalatlanta.org:

https://www.episcopalatlanta.org/Parish-Support/Leadership-Transition/Parish-Transitions

When is the application deadline?
09/15/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.stpaulsnewnan.org
Do you have a website?
www.stpaulsnewnan.org

8/14/17: Rector (Saint Michaels, MD)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Church St. Michael’s Parish
Where is the job site located?
Saint Michaels, MD
What do you want this person to do?
Christ Church St. Michael’s Parish is a historic church located in a quaint waterfront village on the eastern shore of MD. We are looking for our 35th Rector with experience as a priest and pastor, who will shepherd and challenge us in the next stage of our spiritual development, and assist us with the growth of our parish. We seek a welcoming person who relates to parishioners with warmth and caring. Our Rector will be “the face of the parish” in our community and beyond. While being sensitive to the needs and expectations of our parishioners, our Rector will be open to change and provide inspiration in developing a vision for building the future of Christ Church.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please apply by October 13, 2017, by submitting your resume, OTM profile and cover letter describing how you see your strengths connecting with Christ Church. Also, submit two sermons in audio format (via MP3 or a website URL). Provide date of sermons and note any additional contextual information you feel would be relevant to the sermons. Contact: Search Committee Co-Chair, Alison Sanford at rectorsearch@christstmichaels.org.
When is the application deadline?
10/13/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.christstmichaels.org and www.otmportfolio.org
Do you have a website?
www.christstmichaels.org

8/11/17: Rector (Saint Louis, MO)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Saint Louis, MO
What do you want this person to do?
St. Paul’s Church Carondelet seeks a rector who will understand and engage their passion for traditional but innovative Episcopal life.

They are looking for a priest to walk with them on the path created by Jesus Christ: to help the poor, to include all, and to reach out to their community. They recognize the challenges to grow the church while maintaining their family-like commitment to one another. They look for a priest with similar philosophy and Christ-centered goals, to share this marvelous undertaking.

They promise enthusiasm and earnest support in this next phase of the life of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please contact The Rev. Canon Joseph Chambers, Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri: jchambers@diocesemo.org
When is the application deadline?
09/30/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.diocesemo.org/connect/employment/st-pauls-carondelet-seeks-rector
Do you have a website?
www.carondeletchurch.org

8/11/17: Priest in Partnership, half time (Sunfish Lake, MN)

What are you looking for?
Priest in Partnership
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Sunfish Lake, MN
What do you want this person to do?
Saint Anne’s embraces a spirit of collaboration. The new Priest in Partnership will join our clergy team of an associate priest, two priests in residence and an Episcopal nun in residence, as well as many strong lay leaders. It is expected that the Clergy Partner will maintain this strong tradition of working together and will lead Saint Anne’s forward in implementation of our recently-completed Five Year Plan.

Typical expectations include the following:
Sunday services (Saint Anne’s hosts two services each Sunday8:30 and 10:30a.m.) and all Feast Day services (Ash Wednesday, Easter, Christmas)
●All Parish meetings (three per year ,January, May and October)
●Weekly (staff) and monthly (Vestry, Worship Commission, leadership of partner congregation) meetings for the purpose of planning and communication
●Regular office hours to maintain the administration of Saint Anne’s and to meet the spiritual needs of its members

Position Status: Halftime-20 hours per week

Participatory Leadership Responsibilities:
●With the Vestry, participate in strategic planning to carry out and clarify the Parish’s goals and strategies.
●With the Vestry, develop and oversee training and support for volunteer leaders and volunteers in the activities of the Parish.
●With the Worship Committee, participate in planning and conduct of public worship, including oversight of the larger Clergy Team in creating opportunities for preaching.
●Preside and preach at both Sunday services (8:30 and 10:30 a.m.) at least two Sundays per month and some Feast Days. Coordinate the presiding and preaching of additional services with Priest Associate, Deacon (when assigned), and resident religious.
●With the Pastoral Care Committee, coordinate and oversee pastoral care and spiritual welfare for members of the Parish.
●With the Vestry and appropriate Parish consultation, hire and supervise Parish staff: Priest Associate, Deacon (when present), Music Director, Parish Administrator, and Sexton
●With the Christian Formation Committee, develop and oversee a program of Christian education for adults.
●With the Peace and Justice Committee, oversee a program of service and be an advocate and leader for justice.
●Be an active leader for membership growth, in welcoming, and in stewardship.
●At all times be an active cheerleader and encourager of the Parish vision and goals and the implementation of the same.

Secondary Responsibilities:
●Advise the Vestry and appropriate Committees as requested on oversight, maintenance, and improvement of Parish property.
●Advise the Vestry and appropriate Committees as requested on financial management and planning for the Parish, including preparation and adherence to the annual budget.
●Advise Priest Associate and assist as necessary in program of Christian formation for Pre-K through High School.
●Advise and support priest-in-residence responsible for Celtic Worship service.
●Work with the Parish Administrator to ensure the orderly and timely maintenance of official Parish records, financial, pastoral, those required by the Diocese, and others.
●Work with the Parish Administrator and others in maintaining year-round communication with the Parish.

Desired Skills/Attributes:
Faith in a loving and empowering God made known in Christ;
Openness to varied expressions of belief or doctrine and willingness to be flexible in liturgical styles;
Excellent skills in organizing people, administering programs, delegating tasks, and managing a budget;
Ability to cultivate leadership and inspire others to action and reflection;
A commitment to collaboration as a mode of teaching, learning and leading;
Inspiring preaching that challenges us to our best as followers of Jesus as well as excellent oral and written communication skills;
Capacity to envision the evolution of the Church of today and tomorrow;
A warm, welcoming, supportive, innovative, flexible, and creative nature; and
Familiarity with and comfort using social media.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter articulating your sense of call and fit for the position, along with your resume and Office for Transition Ministry (OTM) Portfolio by
September 7, 2017 to:Canon Karen Olson
Missioner for Ministry
Karen.o@episcopalmn.org
Episcopal Church in Minnesota
1730 Clifton Place, Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-870-3312
(electronic submission preferred)
When is the application deadline?
09/07/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://episcopalmn.org/job-openings
Do you have a website?
https://saintannesmn.org

8/11/17: Rector (Madison, AL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Madison, AL
What do you want this person to do?
Rector of a growing, family oriented, established parish with membership of appx. 500. Average attendance appx. 250. Three Sunday services, oneWednesday service. Strong Stephen Ministry in place, well staffed with all having 10-20 years of tenure, well established Christian Formation for children thru adults, new and well maintained facilities, office hours Monday – Thursday.
What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send resume to St. Matthew’ Episcopal Church, 786 Hughes Road, Madison AL 35758
Attn: Cathy Williams, Parish Administrator
When is the application deadline?
10/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
dioala.org
Do you have a website?
www.stmatthewsmadison.org

8/11/17: Associate, children ministry (Collierville, TN)

What are you looking for?
Associate, children ministry
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Collierville, TN
What do you want this person to do?
The church building was built in 1890 in what was small town 30 miles from Memphis. Today we are a thriving city (50,000) with some of the top schools in the state, which draws many families. It is ranked as a top place to live.

We have a Saturday Evening Healing Eucharist and two Sunday morning. The church holds 100 and ASA is 185.

Children’s church attendance is about 4-10 at each Sunday services. We are a friendly, traditional parish with heavy emphasis on daily prayer, Bible study and partnering with agencies to serve the needy. Our associate of three years recently left.We prefer a full time Associate, but are very willing to talk about a part-time position. The primary focus is children’s worship and oversight/support ofSunday School program (4-5 hours on Sunday). In addition, working with the Family/Parish Life Minister, we want to reach into the community to draw in additional children and families. This is job one.

Additionally, the associate would be engaged in pastoral care (hospital and homebound visitation), leading worship and preaching.

The candidate would be comfortable with classical Christian faith, prayer and worship. We desire someone who loves God and neighbor, is energetic and appealing, and has a strong theological and biblical foundation. A sense of humor is terrific, too.

This is a great opportunity.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
  • Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send
1. a copy of your resume with contact information
2. a letter explaining your interest in this opportunity
3. OTM profilesend it to St. Andrew’s Church
attention: Rector
or attachment to e-mail
If you need more information, phone calls are fine.
When is the application deadline?
10/01/2017
Do you have a website?
standrewscollierville.org

8/9/17: Rector (Naples, FL)

What are you looking for?
Rector
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Monica’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Naples, FL
What do you want this person to do?
The Vestry has published a Parish Profile as well as a Community Portfolio. Interested priests who are in “Good Standing” may contact the Rev. Canon Michael Durning at MDurning@EpiscopalSWFL.org for a copy of these documents.

Deadline to receive names is September 15, 2017.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit the following materials no later than September 15:
 Resumé/CV
 A copy of your updated OTM profile
 A letter of interest that highlights how you feel you meet the needs of St. Monica’s and why you may be called to serve as our Rector
 Letters of reference from three people, one clergy, one lay, and one either clergy or lay who is not supervised by you and who is not related to you. Please ask your references to read our materials, then focus their comments on what it is in your life and ministry that makes you a good candidate for this unique call.Email all documents in PDF format as follows. Please DO NOT contact the Parish directly. Thank you.
• The Rev. Canon Michael Durning, Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida
• Email: MDurning@EpiscopalSWFL.org
• Questions: 941-556-0315
When is the application deadline?
09/15/2017
Do you have a website?
www.stmonicasnaples.org

8/7/17: Bishop, Diocese of Bethlehem

What are you looking for?
Bishop
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of Bethlehem
Where is the job site located?
Bethlehem, PA
What do you want this person to do?
The Diocese of Bethlehem seeks a candidate who:

– Is creative, imaginative and willing to take risks.
– Possess an energetic spirit, is prepared to listen, learn from the diocese, pay attention to our needs, understand our DNA, build trust, and work aggressively on the core foundation of diocesan mission.
– Is prepared to take action with us to begin to develop mission strategies in the varied regions of our diocese and wisely align financial resources.
– Is able to take the long view: Our challenges will not be resolved by quick fixes, our opportunities require strategy.
– Has a proven record of collaboration and working with a diverse group of people to make things happen.
– Is a reconciler who seeks to resolve conflict in a spirit of compassion.
– Is a leader with passion for social and international justice.
– Exhibits emotional intelligence, transparency, and maturity.
– Will get in the “sandbox” and play. This is a diocese that enjoys having fun.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please provide the following as an application to this process:
A cover letter
A completed copy of this application form
A current resume complete with at least three references (Clergy and Lay)
An updated OTM profile
Written responses to the 3 essay questionsApplications for candidates to be considered for the position of Bishop must be received by Monday September 18, 2017 by downloading the form, completing it, saving as the last name of applicant and emailing to bishopsearchdiobeth@gmail.com. The application form and questions can be found on our website www.bishopsearchdiobeth.org.
When is the application deadline?
09/18/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
www.bishopsearchdiobeth.org/application.html
Do you have a website?
www.bishopsearchdiobeth.org