St. Paul’s Chestnut Hill

at Rector
Location Philadelphia
Date Posted November 7, 2020
Category Pennsylvania (Arlette Benoit Joseph)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Suburban
Compensation 100000 (salary+1/2 SECA with housing provided)
Health Benefits Clergy Only
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 376
Average Sunday Attendance 176
Child Population in Church School 83
Adult Population in Church School 40
Teacher Population in Church School 13
Budget 1,324,871
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

We identify seven generations among our congregations with steady growth in the number of young families at our 9:00 service. Our superb worship is enhanced through Anglican and other musical genres. St. Paul’s demonstrates a strong tradition and commitment to outreach through our Rummage sale and meaningful community partnerships. Robust programming supports the spiritual formation of young children through Godly Play and an active confirmation class for our older youth. Spiritual formation offerings for adults are vibrant, engaging and varied. The beautiful buildings on our campus provide an inspiring venue for worship and fellowship. A successful capital campaign is allowing much needed renovations to take place. Our buildings hold potential as an alternative source of revenue through creative partnerships.

Challenges

We seek an increase in our growth, engagement, and diversity. Though our parishioners are generous with their time, treasure and talent, our pledge base has steadily decreased and we lack a steady flow of new lay leadership through our ministries. New energy, creativity and perspective is needed. We struggle to find unity among our multiple generations and distinct congregations. We strive to continue exploring and living into our core values and common mission. Our beautiful buildings are expensive to maintain and deferred maintenance is mounting. We must find creative ways to repurpose and thus sustain our buildings through community partnerships. COVID has forced us to find other ways to worship and engage as a church. There will be no turning back to “doing church” exactly as it was before. St. Paul’s must expand its digital footprint with innovative applications of technology and communication.This transition period and impending change reveal the need for leadership in conflict management, transparency in finances, and equipping and empowering our ministry leaders to do the work they are called to do.

Comments

Interested applicants should send:

Cover Letter, Resume and OTM profile to

The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph - abenoitjoseph@diopa.org

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send:

Cover Letter, Resume and OTM profile to

The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph - abenoitjoseph@diopa.org