St. Bartholomew's Church

Interim Priest

Date Posted October 9, 2017
Diocese Newark (Gregory Jacobs)
Location Ho-Ho-Kus
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation $87,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Negotiable

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 184
Average Sunday Attendance 42
Child Population in Church School 26
Adult Population in Church School 20
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget $205,265
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

  • A core group of roughly 40 parishioners that love St. Bart's abd are more than willing to to support all of the church's activities. Camaraderie, loyalty, teamwork approach, strength of faith.
  • A close-knit relationship of a samll congregation, which bonds together to get things accomplished with the differing talents each member possesses.
  • A beautiful church and grounds in a demographic area that can potentially draw additional communicants from towns outside Ho-Ho-Kus.
  • Current finances are stable and has been able to sustain current operations for a number of years and to provide for a limited number of emergency situations. Financially prudent vestry and investment advisor that wisely invests our assets.
  • Robust confirmation classes year after year.
  • Highly dedicated organist and choir.
  • Strong support for AA ministry

Challenges

  • Not only trying to maintain but also growing church membership
  • Increasing attendance in our youth program.
  • Engaging and embracing new clergy. Former rector retired after 33 years.
  • Continue to be sufficiently endowed so as not to have high level of dependence on "pledge and plate"
  • Small and aging lay leadership core
  • Defining its calling as a parish

Comments

Seeking after-pastor interim after 33 years of successful ministry. Nearly all of congregation has known no other rector except retiring priest.

Areas of ministry skill identified:

  • Church Growth/Development
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Youth Work
  • Administration
  • Pastoral Care
  • Preaching

 

Contact Information

Ms. Kathy Gabrielle, Senior Warden  201-444-5025 (Home); 201-321-9082 (Mobile); stbartshhk@aol.com (email) [Preferred]

 

Position Description and financials available from Canon to the Ordinary, the Rev. Canon Gregory A. Jacobs  at:   gjacobs@dioceseofnewark.org