Trinity Episcopal "Old Swedes" Church
|Date Posted||August 28, 2018|
New Jersey (Brian Jemmott)
|Compensation||In accordance with diocesan standards - see http://dioceseofnj.org/sccc/|
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Housing||Housing for 5|
|Communicants in Good Standing||59|
|Average Sunday Attendance||28|
|Child Population in Church School||4-6|
|Adult Population in Church School||0|
|Teacher Population in Church School||2|
Welcoming and friendly congregation. Beautiful, historic Church and grounds. Prominent location near town center. Exquisite organ, organist, and acoustics. Dedicated and faithful congregation base.
Inconsistent clergy leadership. New member attraction. New member retention. Membership growth is not occurring. Challenged in outreach and engagement of local community; this includes reaching populations that are diverse to our current congregation in terms of ethnicity, age, race, outlook, experiences, etc. We are in need of a dynamic and dedicated priest to guide and catalyze us in finding and living the mission God has for us. Our dedicated and faithful congregation base is aging. Our beautiful and robust physical plant is not inexpensive or easy to maintain.
Trinity is a friendly community church in the Episcopal (Anglican) tradition and a mission church parish of the Diocese of New Jersey. We are located in the town of Swedesboro in Gloucester County, NJ, approximately 25 miles from Philadelphia. In 2003, we celebrated our parish's 300th anniversary (We are 315 years old!). We seek a fun, creative, charismatic, dynamic, and Jesus loving spiritual leader who will engage, and lead us to engage, all demographic groups (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), within the Trinity Swedesboro congregation and in the broader local community, through worship, outreach, programs and activities, pastoral care, and Christian formation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him at 609-394-5281 Extension 21.