St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Priest-In-Charge

Date Posted September 3, 2019
Diocese Northern Indiana (Terri Bays)
Location La Porte
Position Type Half Time

Position Details

Setting Town
Compensation 44,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Communicants in Good Standing 88
Average Sunday Attendance 51
Child Population in Church School 4
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 6
Budget 210,955
Anglo-Catholic yes
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II no

Strengths

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is a small, traditional, Anglo-Catholic parish with a heart for outreach to its community. They have made significant progress in recent years in overcoming their former isolation so that they might discern and grow into the calling for which their worship commissions them. They seek a compassionate pastor who appreciates the ways in which ancient liturgy equips us for rather than shielding us from the challenges of our world, who enjoys good company of all ages, and for whom the love of God shines through in prayer and preaching.

Challenges

This congregation has never before experienced a female celebrant. The search committee is open to the possibility of calling female priest, but anyone applying should be prepared to face at least some opposition from within the congregation.

Comments

The ability to develop trust through the demonstration of a shared commitment to Scripture and Liturgical Tradition is key to winning the heart of this congregation.

Please note that there are many opportunities for supplemental ministry in the area.

 

Contact Information

Missioner Terri Bays: 574-850-5722, missioner.bays@ednin.org