St. Augustine

at Priest in charge
Location Atlantic City
Date Posted September 13, 2022
Category New Jersey (Joanne Izzo)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation 36,300
Diocesan Compensation Info https://dioceseofnj.org/standing-commission-on-clerical-compensation/?hilite=SCCC
Health Benefits Clergy + 1
Housing Supplied Housing
Is there a rectory? Yes
If there IS a rectory, is it optional or required that cleric live there? Required
If there IS a rectory, is the compensation figure above inclusive of fair market value of rectory? No
If there IS a rectory, how many bedrooms and bathrooms? 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms
Equity Allowance Yes
Communicants in Good Standing 51
Average Sunday Attendance 27
Child Population in Church School 4
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 1
Budget 190,233.00

Description

Liturgical style and practice

BCP Rite I and Rite II 82 hymnal and LEVAS. One Sunday a month is youth Sunday

Strengths

St. Augustine's Episcopal church is one of the historic Black churches of the diocese of New Jersey.  St. Augustine's is a vibrant congregation with strong connections, relationships and ministries in the wider community of Atlantic City, and will serve as host to NAACP youth convention, is a life time member of UBE and the larger church.

  • We are the only Episcopal Church on Absecon Island. There were 5 and 1 seasonal (4 have closed)
  • We are resilient – we rebuilt and returned to church after a devastating fire destroyed the building in 2004
  • We have been involved in community outreach (NARCO now The John Brooks Institute for Human Development) Local drug rehabilitation center got its start at our church. Community organizations continue to meet at the church.
  • Central location - very accessible - walking distance from hotel/casinos, 2 blocks from bus station, four blocks from train station

Dedicated vestry and committed congregation

Challenges

  • Some congregants might compare the New Priest to Previous Priest (some people resist change)
  • Mental Health Issues (Church is close to local homeless shelter, often we have “visitors” from the surrounding community)
  • Financial resources are constant, however they could be healthier

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Joanne Izzo Canon to the Ordinary and Transition Officer,   jizzo@dioceseofnj.org   1.609.460.5408.  Submit a cover letter to the congregations, your OTM portfolio, Resume/CV, responses to the diocesan questionnaire found on our webpage at    http://dioceseofnj.org/transition-ministry