St. Paul’s Episcopal

at Curacy; two-year contract
Location Concord
Date Posted January 10, 2020
Category New Hampshire (Gail Avery)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation 60,000
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 603
Average Sunday Attendance 193
Child Population in Church School 60
Adult Population in Church School 101
Teacher Population in Church School 8
Budget 700,000
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 yes
Rite II yes

Description

Strengths

Active lay ministry with lay leadership of key ministry areas.  Well-established outreach ministries.  Centrally located, downtown church with good community relations.  Strong commitment to spiritual growth (parish committed to RenewalWorks).  Excellent ecumenical and interfaith connections.  New members joining regularly.  Successful Capital Campaign in Bicentennial year (2017).  Open and affirming parish with many members from the LGBTQA+ community.  Powerful, intentional ministry of hospitality.

Challenges

Annual giving insufficient to meet expenses.  Congregation is aging.  Shrinking number of congregants willing/able to take lay leadership roles.  Building in need of updating (although structurally sound).

Comments

St. Paul's is committed to supporting a full-time Curacy, and we are looking for a newly-ordained transitional deacon to begin a two-year contract on/by July 1st 2020.  The successful candidate will be a person of deep faith, who is wise, energetic, creative, self-motivated, a good team-player, and able to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.  (S)he will have particular responsibility for Children and Youth ministries, including serving as mentor to a local middle-schooler.  (S)he will also take an active role in Adult Christian Education and Spiritual Formation ministries (perhaps mentoring an EfM group), as well as participating in the full range of liturgical, pastoral, outreach, and fellowship ministries.  There is a possibility of a shared ministry with Grace Episcopal Church, East Concord, which is smaller and offers a range of ministries which differ in character from those at St. Paul's.  Should this shared ministry take place, it would probably take the form of three full weeks at St. Paul's, and one full week at Grace.

 

Contact Information

To apply, please email the following to the Rev. Canon Avery, Canon for Transition and Community Engagement, gavery@nhepiscopal.org

  1.  A letter of interest addressed to the Rector of St. Paul's
  2.  A current resume
  3.  Current OTM Profile

Thank you!