Christ Church, Middletown

Priest-in-Charge

Date Posted May 15, 2018
Diocese New Jersey (Brian Jemmott)
Location Middletown
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation In accordance with diocesan standards
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 325
Average Sunday Attendance 108
Child Population in Church School 40
Adult Population in Church School 39
Teacher Population in Church School 11
Budget $385,046
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary yes
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

Multiple Rite II worship options: Saturday 5:30 p.m. (at times contemporary/Taize), Sunday: 8AM music-free; 10AM traditional music with choir, bells & organ. Parishioners of all ages! We care for each other. Our signature coffee hour incorporates newcomers. We are ministry-oriented: faith becomes action as we share our talents with loving service. One campus with two beautiful church buildings, recently updated facilities. Our 316-year history gives us confidence that God is not done with us yet.

Website and/or FACEBOOK PAGE: 

http://www.christchurchmiddletown.org

https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchMiddletown/

https://www.instagram.com/christchurchmiddletown/

Challenges

Like many churches, membership is down from 10 years ago. Over the past three years, we have seen growth in young families and we continue increasing membership. Our financial situation is much improved, but still needs attention. Our parish ministries have been stable for quite some time. We recently improved our physical plant and wonder how best to use it. We welcome a new priest’s help in perceiving where we are being called as we acknowledge “To whom much is given, much is required.”

Comments

We value engaging, thought-provoking preaching, and quality Christian Education, for children, youth and adults. Priest, wardens, vestry and parish work collaboratively.  Vestry members each manage a ministry portfolio. We enjoy many yearly fellowship events, and care for each other and for our neighbors in need. We seek a pastor who will walk with us, encourage us, challenge us, and care for us.

Contact Information

Please submit your letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry

to Canon Constance White, Assistant Transitions Officer at cwhite@dioceseofnj.org  or contact her at 609-394-5281 Extension 37.