|Date Posted||August 9, 2022|
Virginia (Shirley Smith-Graham & Ed Keithly)
|Compensation||$75,000 - $82,000|
|Diocesan Compensation Info||https://www.thediocese.net/Customer-Content/www/CMS/files/Finance_and_Management/6_2021_Compensation_Guidelines.pdf|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Communicants in Good Standing||83|
|Average Sunday Attendance||26|
Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.
compensation adjusted to level of experience
Liturgical style and practice
- The congregation is small, responsive and dedicated.
- The congregation is close-knit, friendly and welcoming.
- St John’s is long standing active partner in the Centreville community.
- St John’s offers a traditional worship service.
- St John’s has a beautiful historic setting while offering modern facilities.
- St John’s has enough space to host multiple other faith-based organizations and offer them a place to worship.
- St John’s is currently financially self-sufficient.
- St John’s enjoys the support of a vocational Deacon.
- St John’s has an active outreach program.
- St John’s has adult Christian education programs.
- Our congregation is small and aging. We have found it challenging to attract new and younger families.
- St John’s carries a substantial mortgage, high maintenance costs, and significant a repair list.
- The many tasks involved in the workings of a church are shared by too few people due to our small numbers.
- St John’s is not as culturally or racially diverse as we would like.
- St John’s has an historic chapel surrounded by an historic cemetery in Centreville’s Historic District limiting what we are allowed to do with our facility.
- The COVID pandemic reduced participation in services, fellowship opportunity and revenue.
- St John’s has a diverse group of community partners with whom we could better interface.
- Centreville is an area with many outreach opportunities
- St John’s is looking for leadership to guide us in serving the wider community.
- St John’s has a facility that is suited to host events.
- St John’s is surrounded by underserved populations that might find our church appealing.
- St John’s has an opportunity for further cyber outreach.
- St John’s is open to expanding our liturgical offerings.
- St John’s is open to expanding our Christian education program.
Four characteristics or skills of a clergyperson considered essential at this juncture:
- Skills and ideas to help us grow and diversify (in age, socio-economic, culture)
- Gifted in preaching and teaching, in order to make scripture relevant to people’s lives through succinct sermons
- Leadership skill and ideas to widen outreach and participation in our community
- Skilled in providing pastoral care
The Rev. Shirley Smith Graham, Interim Transition Minister, Diocese of Virginia