Grace Episcopal and St. Alban's Episcopal Churches

Priest-In-Charge

Date Posted October 31, 2019
Diocese Northern Indiana (Terri Bays)
Location Ft. Wayne
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation negotiable
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing None
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 207
Average Sunday Attendance 111
Child Population in Church School 22
Adult Population in Church School 43
Teacher Population in Church School 15
Budget 347216
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

  • multi-generational
  • strong youth group
  • vibrant
  • heart for local/global lay-driven hands-on service
  • inclusive/welcoming
  • sustained by a strong sense of community
  • healthy/self-aware
  • looking for partnerships with ourselves and other organizations
  • opportunity for exploration and experimentation with new ministry models

Challenges

  • Exploring a new model for collaboration in ministry
  • re-vamping service times
  • financially challenged, but debt-free with above-average pledging
  • growing the church in an era of human loss
  • maintaining the best of what characterizes each parish.

Comments

Position: Priest-in-Charge (full time)
Faith Communities: Grace Episcopal Church and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Location: Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Grace Episcopal Church and St. Alban's Episcopal Church—two small, vibrant parishes in Fort Wayne, Indiana—seek a full-time Priest-In-Charge for their 2-point partnership. Though located 15 miles apart, these two congregations share a heart for multi-generational, lay-driven, hands-on service. These healthy, self-aware congregations sustain service beyond the walls of their churches with a strong sense of inclusive and welcoming community within. While St. Alban's is a bit more traditional than Grace, both are socially progressive and theologically diverse. Both prefer a broad, relaxed and family-oriented liturgy with a mix of musical styles that leans toward the contemporary. 

This partnership requires a creative and energetic priest who is comfortable interacting with people of all ages and stages. Essential is the ability to facilitate a more deeply interdependent relationship and communication within and between the two congregations. Successful candidates will share their interest in strengthening their outreach efforts by fostering a wide variety of interfaith and civic connections across the city.

Now is great time to live and serve in that city! Fort Wayne, Indiana’s second largest city, is actively enjoying a downtown renaissance driven by vision and investment. Professional, Educational, Cultural and Recreational opportunities, combined with a low cost of living, make Fort Wayne a place you can afford to enjoy. 

Explore what Grace and St. Alban's have to offer by visiting:

We  invite you to read the pages of our profiles in a spirit of prayerful discernment. Those interested in applying should email a CV and OTM Portfolio to Missioner Terri Bays

Contact Information

Apply by sending your resume, OTM Ministry Portfolio and a cover letter to Missioner Terri Bays at missioner.bays@ednin.org.