St. George's Church, Maplewood, NJ

Rector

Date Posted March 17, 2019
Diocese Newark (Gregory Jacobs)
Location Maplewood
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation 100000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 423
Average Sunday Attendance 153
Child Population in Church School 64
Teacher Population in Church School 10
Budget 427082
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

From parish search committee:

"St. George's is sound financially and has a history of strong lay leadership. The church has a tradition of placing God at the center of their activities and operations, thereby avoiding the squabbles and dysfunctions that often plague churches. There is consistent attendance. Our property is cared for, and there appears to be an enthusiastic and expectant outlook for developing new ministry opportunities".

Challenges

From parish search committee:

"While in good repair, our church is old, so upkeep is constant. The buildings are only partially handicap-accessible. They sit atop a small hillside tract of land. The small parking lot fills quickly. Having three different worship with few regular interactions, St. George's can feel segregated into three different congregations.

St. George's population is continually evolving so we must always be improving fellowship, community connectedness, and communication with our congregants. Because our area is expensive to live in, longtime congregants often leave after retirement or when their children finish school, and we must thoughtfully welcome newcomers to incorporate them into our parish life and ministries, encourage them to be active participants, and nurture them towards roles of leadership and meaningful stewardship".

Comments

An exciting, vibrant and growing congregation that desires and embraces true diversity. This church offers several of its members for ministry and service in our wider diocese

Contact Information

Send resume, OTM Portfolio, and cover letter to Ms. Valyrie Laedlein  at stgeosearch@yahoo.com          973-951-1042