St. Barnabas’

at Priest-in-Charge
Location Monmouth Junction
Date Posted May 3, 2020
Category New Jersey (Brian Jemmott)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation In accordance with diocesan standards - see http://dioceseofnj.org/sccc/
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 239
Average Sunday Attendance 71
Child Population in Church School 7
Adult Population in Church School 0
Teacher Population in Church School 4
Budget $196,631.
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
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

The strength of St. Barnabas comes from the congregation. It is a fellowship that is diverse, engaging, loving and involved. Many cultures and customs are represented and celebrated. We are welcoming to individuals in recovery as well as to LGBTQ individuals and families.  We have talented and educated people who love God. We have a long history of worship and will celebrate our 150th anniversary next year. Our leadership is strong, our facilities are modern and well maintained and can support growth.

Challenges

We seek to continue our welcome of new families with children into St. Barnabas. Many of our children have grown up and moved out of the area. This was flagged by the congregation as the most pressing issue we face. At the other end of the life curve we are losing members due to retirees leaving the state, dying or moving into nursing homes. Our attendance has stabilized over the last few years. Our finances are stressed but not strained. We look forward to retiring our Diocesan mortgage in 2024.

 

Comments

We are looking for a long-term relationship with out Priest in Charge. The desire of our members to be part of a healthy, devoted Church was made clear during the Coronavirus emergency when the attendance at online services was about the same as in person services.

Contact Information

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

Diocese of New Jersey

808 West State St.,

Trenton, NJ 08618

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

stbarnabas-sbnj.org

facebook.com/StBarnabas/NJ/