St. James Mill Creek

at Rector
Location Wilmington
Date Posted March 5, 2021
Category Delaware (Martha Kirkpatrick)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation $75,000
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 217
Average Sunday Attendance 81
Child Population in Church School 12
Adult Population in Church School varies
Teacher Population in Church School 3
Budget $172,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church no
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer no
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I no
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

We are a caring, involved parish family with lots of ministry opportunities for all ages, including an active youth group.

Our beautifully restored and maintained church sanctuary building dates to the colonial era.

We are active in our outreach ministry, especially Family Promise, which is on-site. Family promise is an organization that prevents and ends homelessness by engaging faith based congregations who help to support families by allowing them to remain together. The objective of Family Promise is to make sure each family it serves has a home, a livelihood and resources to encourage independence.

A Holy Cow survey conducted in late 2020 is sparking energy and interest in reaching out to members in our community who speak Spanish as their primary language, discussing how to encourage tithing, and seeking opportunities to become involved in world issues. Our recent restrictions with the pandemic have led us to look into continuing to reach a number of parishioners through online services. We see this as a new way to reach parishioners who are not able to make it to services or may be living far away. Having great interest in the concerns of multiple generations, we look to support all church member’s interests.

Challenges

We are energized and looking forward to growing in diversity, as well as spiritually, financially and numerically and in ministry.

Comments

We very much see ourselves as part of the wider church, and are active in diocesan committees. An example of our impact in our local Diocese was our involvement in spear heading the change in the Diocesan By-Laws in 2015.. This change allows parishes to have a voting youth delegate at Convention. We feel all members have a say in the Episcopal Church and all members are valued. We are also the final church on the Good Friday Ecumenical Group. We send multiple members to our annual convention every year along with our youth delegates. Our youth have the opportunity to attend Camp Arrowhead in the summer, a camp that is run by the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. We have several members who serve at the Diocesan level on the Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Advancement and Development, the Disciplinary Board and as a Trustee of the Diocese.

Contact Information

website: stjamesmillcreek.org

We're on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StJamesEpiscopalChurchMillCreek

To apply please send resume, cover letter and a pdf of your full OTM profile to The Rev. Canon Martha Kirkpatrick, Canon to the Ordinary, at mkirkpatrick@delaware.church. Please contact Canon Kirkpatrick for further information at 302.256.0374, ext 107.