St. John the Evangelist, Chews Landing

Rector

Date Posted July 23, 2018
Diocese New Jersey (Brian Jemmott)
Location Chews Landing
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Suburban
Compensation In accordance with diocesan standards - see http://dioceseofnj.org/sccc/
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing for 4
Equity Allowance Yes

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 276
Average Sunday Attendance 74
Child Population in Church School 30
Teacher Population in Church School 12
Budget $184,871
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

St. John’s is a beautiful historic church founded by Aaron Chew in 1789. We are a family
oriented community welcoming all to join us in worship and fellowship. Our parishioners
are dedicated in guiding the Church to maintain stability. Multiple fellowship events held
throughout the year bring the congregation together. Our church school is well attended
and our Holy Communion program has been adopted by other parishes and is recognized
by the Diocese. We have a strong music program and adult choir. Our children’s choir
participates during special events and services.

Challenges

Our challenges are growing our parish and assimilating new members into the congregation; improving stewardship development and identifying gifts for ministry. We look forward to working with a Rector who can help us address discipleship training to spread the good news of Christ. Our unique challenge we face is how to balance the historical nature of the church
building and modern parish hall to contemporary needs.

Comments

St. John’s is a small and spirited parish that has sustained our ministry during periods of
growth and decline. We enjoy a friendly caring Church community sharing in fellowship
and outreach programs throughout the year. We look forward to working with an
enthusiastic Rector who will join our family and help us continue to grow in God’s vision
for St. John’s. Please visit our website www.stjohns1789.org and review our Community
Ministry Portfolio and Online Profile under Rector Search.

Contact Information

By November 30, please submit your cover letter, OTM Portfolio, resume, and responses to the Clergy Questionnaire found on the diocesan website at: http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry

to The Reverend Canon Brian Jemmott, Canon to the Ordinary and Transitions Officer, at bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org or contact him at 609-394-5281 Extension 21.