Church of the Good Shepherd, Fort Lee

Priest In Charge

Date Posted March 1, 2019
Diocese Newark (Margo Peckham Clark)
Location Fort Lee, NJ
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation 60000
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 75
Average Sunday Attendance 43
Child Population in Church School 6
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 0
Budget 185087
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

From parish materials:

    1. We have many great people who are committed to living out our mission in this community;
    2. We are known as a welcoming community and those who come tend to stay and attendance at each service has increased;
    3. The desire and energy to give of ourselves;
    4. Our diversity;
    5. Our commitment to outreach is a significant part of our Mission and Ministry through our hosting numerous AA groups, CFA participation, GreenFaith participation, Holley Center North Porch and local outreach opportunities;
    6. Multi-cultural/Multi-lingual congregation (English, Korean and others) and having everyone inclusive and engaged;
    7. With Fr. Cho involvement and his translation, Korean congregation is now understanding the sermon given on Sundays. This will promote more Korean congregation to join;
    8. Annual First Responder Blessing luncheon and Animal Blessing to invite community to church;
    9. Great location for Korean-speaking congregation to grow if bilingual Priest-in-charge comes;
    10. Wednesday morning Eucharist and discussion group;
    11. Wednesday evening Bible Study; and
    12. Music ministry.

 

 

 

Challenges

From parish materials:

  1. Not having a Priest, preferably bilingual (English and Korean), to lead our congregation to inspire and share in this ministry;
  2. Need better charismatic and evangelistic training;
  3. Lack of adequate advertising and presence on social media;
  4. Limited funds for Mission and Ministry and outreach due to the need to maintain financial stability;
  5. Lack of attendance on Sunday Services compared to registered members;
  6. Need to visit or contact church members not attending for a long period and find out the reasons and a way to welcome these back to church again;
  7. Need to bring younger members and families with young children;
  8. need to have more events and activities to bring people in (Jazz, Gospel, adult choir, group trips to NYC events, Adult classes, Young Adult activity, Talent show, etc);
  9. youth ministry, retreat for young adults, Summer Bible Camp for children;
  10. volunteers for church events;
  11. identifying members’ gifts and talents; and
  12. find ways to reduce expenses as much as possible so resources can be used toward to church growth and development and a Priest-in-charge.

 

Comments

See complete parish materials posted at https://dioceseofnewark.org/churches-transition-openings.

Contact Information

 

Please submit OTM Portfolio, resume, and cover letter to:

Mr. Robert Cox, Search Chair,  cardinal.bob@gmail.com