St. John’s, Plymouth Episcopal Church

at Rector
Location Plymouth
Date Posted December 15, 2022
Category Michigan (Ellen Ekevag)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 78,000
Diocesan Compensation Info https://www.edomi.org/church-admin/hr/
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Is there a rectory? No
Equity Allowance No
Average Sunday Attendance 108
Child Population in Church School 19
Adult Population in Church School 25
Teacher Population in Church School 5
Budget 280,000

Description

Additional comments re: compensation, benefits and housing.

St. John's is currently on a mission to renovate the existing rectory in order to serve as housing for refugee resettlement ministries in partnership with Samaritas and other area organizations.

Liturgical style and practice

Broad Church and Flexible in Style and Music - St. John’s continues to adjust to the ‘new world’ of in-person worship while simultaneously offering live-stream hybrid worship. Our House Band has re-formed; we have a new organist/pianist; our choir is slowly rebuilding; and our overall attendance is approaching our pre-pandemic numbers. We are pleased to have an 8:00 a.m. live Eucharist service, a 10:00 a.m. live and live-stream service, and a Sunday 8:00 p.m. Zoom Compline. We love music and place a high premium on it to enhance our worship. We have found a comfortable balance between our House Band and more traditional music.

Strengths

Throughout this rich history, the congregation has consistently embraced three primary commitments: to God through lively worship & music; to each other in developing a rich social-spiritual life; and, to service to the community.

We are deeply grateful for the leadership of our interim rector who joined us just prior to the covid lockdown. Not only did he help us navigate a difficult, frightening and uncertain era, he did it with grace, hope and vision.

Challenges

Where is St. John’s? One of our biggest challenges is that many of our neighbors don’t know we exist—even though we have been in our current building since June 1960! One community resident said he drives by almost daily, but has never been drawn to notice or read the sign in front. Our beautiful worship space, gathering hall and parish hall, combined with our working kitchen and spacious parking lot, equip St. John’s to be hosts and partners to a wide variety of community events. A surprising lesson we learned during our Discovery Process that really resonates is “The longer a church has been in existence, the less connected it is to its community.” We are primed and ready to connect!

Comments

The full profile and OTM portfolio can be found at www.edomi.org/transitions

To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, OTM Portfolio, and two sample sermons (in any format) to:
The Rev. Canon Ellen Ekevag
Canon for Congregational Development and Transitions
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
eekevag@edomi.org

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Ellen Ekevag
Canon for Congregational Development and Transitions
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
eekevag@edomi.org