St. David's on the Hill

Rector
Date Posted June 19, 2017
Diocese Rhode Island (Linda Grenz)
Location Cranston
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation 70000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 323
Average Sunday Attendance 118
Child Population in Church School 47
Adult Population in Church School 20
Teacher Population in Church School 9
Budget 266500
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

Growing family-oriented church in suburban neighborhood that is turning over from retirees to younger families plus there are new houses being built to the West (and we have no other churches in that area).  So good growth potential.

Good mix of ages. Dedicated laity, ready and willing to follow a leader into the future. Great opportunity for someone who wants to "grow a church" as it is already growing! Lots of children so good opportunity for ministry with families.

Challenges

As is usual in this kind of situation, the growth in people is ahead of financial growth. They need leadership to help them develop effective strategies to address that challenge. Lots of potential, just need leadership. For example, they have have over a dozen scout groups a month but have not engaged them in the life of the church or invited them to help with fundraising. They have recently started implementing some fundraising initiatives but they need ideas and encouragement.

Church and rectory are from the 1950's era and need updating. Nothing major but that adds to the financial concerns. The diocese has a good loan program to assist.

Location is a challenge -- they are in the middle of a suburb which grew up around them. You have to know where they are to find them!

And finally, they are heading into that transition size and need some help developing a system to fit their growing size.

Comments

This is one of the churches in our diocese that has real growth potential and especially expanding ministry with families (probably is THE church we have that has a sizable Sunday School). We would consider someone without prior rector experience (whether older or younger). The imperative is that it has to be someone who loves and is good with families, children, youth, etc. That's the heart of this church.

Contact Information

Send resume, OTM and letter to:

The Rev. Canon Linda L. Grenz

Linda@episcopalri.org

401-274-4500