Christ Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Toms River
Date Posted December 23, 2019
Category New Jersey (Brian Jemmott)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation In accordance with diocesan standards
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 200
Average Sunday Attendance 175
Child Population in Church School 25
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 20
Budget Upon request
Anglo-Catholic yes
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary yes
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

  • Welcoming
  • Outreach
  • Ministries

We are a welcoming parish committed to doing Jesus’ work through our many ministries and outreach programs.  We believe all are welcome in our church to join in worship and fellowship as either a member or a visitor. We host a weekly coffee hour after our 9:45 AM service to promote meeting the social needs of our parishioners, particularly those who may be limited in their ability to get out.

Challenges

  • Waning membership
  • Budget/Finances
  • Identifying the needs of our community

As with many worshipping communities, our challenges emanate from a rapidly, ever-changing society in which we try to maintain some of our traditional views and practices.  Waning membership plays the ultimate role in our challenges because it puts us out of touch with the here and now of today. Society places importance on many other activities that are not church related and the pressure to adhere to the rules of these activities is starving our faith community.  That being said, we are feeling the crunch of numbers with finances and budget, especially with numbers going down and expenses going up. And, with those situations in place, it makes identifying the needs of our community difficult, at best, when the community is not present to share their needs.

 

Comments

As a parish, we try to meet the needs of all who come through our doors. We are proud to be a bilingual community and seek an individual who is able to serve both the Anglo and Hispanic communities in culture and tradition.

 

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Brian Jemmott, Canon to the Ordinary/Transitions Officer

Diocese of New Jersey

808 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

(609) 394-5281, xt. 21;  bjemmott@dioceseofnj.org

www.dioceseofnj.org