Church of the Good Shepherd Wantage, NJ

Priest-in-Charge

Date Posted October 26, 2018
Diocese Newark (Gregory Jacobs)
Location Wantage
Position Type Part Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation $30,000
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 129
Average Sunday Attendance 42
Child Population in Church School 8
Adult Population in Church School 12
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget 85474
Anglo-Catholic no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Strengths

The congregation says about itself: "This congregation is known for its strong bonds of love. We are very welcoming and friendly and open to new ideas and diversity. We are a giving church who values contributing to the under-served in the community and beyond. We are supportive of one another and positive thinkers, We have a long history of dedication and working together. We like to think of ourselves as 'fun, not boring church people.' We have a sense of joy."

Challenges

The congregation says about itself: "Like most churches today our congregation is aging and has only 2-3 young families. our challenge is to increase financial health because congregational giving is stagnating due to fixed incomes and financial restraints. Another challenge that we face is rejuvenating our core group of volunteers who are aging and would like to have new energy to revitalize our many ministries."

Comments

See parish materials including parish profile and position description outline at diocesan website: https://dioceseofnewark.org/churches-transition-openings  as well as parish website: www.goodshepherdwantage.org

The congregation says about itself: "This congregation needs someone who can identify and nurture the gifts and talents of the congregants. We need an enthusiastic. spiritual leader with positive energy and dreams to grow our church by helping us to spread the Good News. We need someone with good organizational skills and vision but most importantly someone who has a positive and loving relationship with God who can inspire us with their words and actions."

Congregational Goals:

  • Grow the congregation by 50% in 3 years
  • Perform an Every Member Canvas to increase stewardship and financial stability
  • Strengthen and grow youth programs and across all ages including Sunday School and youth groups.
  • Increase visibility in community by more services and involvement by expanding our current ministries such as food pantry and outreach ministries.

 

 

 

Contact Information

Send OTM Portfolio and resume to: Beatrice Kota       beatricekota@mac.com    973-234-6542