Grace Episcopal Church

Rector

Date Posted December 11, 2017
Diocese Missouri (Joe Chambers)
Location Jefferson City
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation 70,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 340
Average Sunday Attendance 116
Child Population in Church School 42
Adult Population in Church School 125
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget 301,776
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 yes
Rite II yes

Strengths

Grace Episcopal Church in Jefferson City, Missouri, has long had a faith filled presence in mid-Missouri. With it's prominent down-town Jefferson City location, Grace is set in the middle of the active and quaint State Capital, an often bustling center, home to state agencies, organizations, and periodic home to state legislators. The people of Grace are diverse, active, and caring.  They are interested in mission and outreach, and seek to strengthen their connection to the city, county, and region.  Along with the State Government, Jefferson City is home to Lincoln University, an historically black, land-grant university.  Many lay leaders of Grace are faculty and administration at Lincoln.

Challenges

Grace is home to a broad population of Episcopalians from throughout the region.  At it's core, this dynamic results in many different viewpoints in the congregation. Because of the diversity of cultures and views, it has been common practice to avoid controversial subjects rather than dealing with them through thoughtful and deliberate conversation and sharing.  The interim, along with the leadership of Grace, are fully aware of this dynamic and are approaching these challenges in encouraging ways.

Comments

More Information found here: https://www.diocesemo.org/index.php?cID=659

and here: https://www.gracechurchjc.org/

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Joseph Chambers, Canon to the Ordinary Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

jchambers@diocesemo.org