Christ Church

at Rector
Location Stroudsburg
Date Posted November 19, 2021
Category Bethlehem (Melinda Artman)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation $73,000
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 225
Average Sunday Attendance 50 in person, 40 livestream
Child Population in Church School 10
Adult Population in Church School 10
Teacher Population in Church School 2
Budget $208,000
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Over the last decade, through thoughtful guidance from our former rector and our vestry and annual commitment pledges by our parishioners, we have become financially sound.  Our congregation has nurtured strong lay leadership.  Our accepting nature has encouraged boundless opportunities in ministries.  We have a knowledgeable, steadfast, and respected presence in our part time Assisting Priest, who is a retired professor of Hebrew Bible and who joined our congregation in June 2018.

Challenges

Formation: Our congregation has a thirst for knowledge.  We want to understand the Word of God and its context in our lives.  We welcome new ideas in faith formation for all ages.

Communication: Our mission statement is "We are a welcoming, compassionate, healing community."  We cherish our diverse and inclusive congregation.  We would like to explore opportunities to have a more visible presence in our community.

Innovation: We hope to find a rector who will celebrate who we are and help us to use our time, talents, and treasures to strengthen our connection to God, each other, and the surrounding area.

Comments

Christ Episcopal Church is a tight knit congregation.  We see our differences as strengths and welcome all to join us on our faith journey.

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Melinda M. Artman

Northern Canon Missioner

Diocese of Bethlehem

melinda@diobeth.org

(484) 626-4381