St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Willmington, NC

at Rector, Full Time
Location Wilmington
Date Posted December 21, 2020
Category East Carolina (Mollie Roberts)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Urban
Compensation Negotiable, based on the Diocesan Compensation Guideliens and number of years' experience
Health Benefits Negotiable
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 319
Average Sunday Attendance 173
Child Population in Church School 8
Adult Population in Church School 100
Teacher Population in Church School 13
Budget $619,310
Anglo-Catholic yes
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

Parishioners cite the beauty of our church interior and the inspiring worship they experience in that space. Good preaching is enhanced by our regionally recognized music program and our liturgy.

Another strength is our lay leadership, which initiates an array of ministries, both within and outside our church community. This leadership has helped make our clergy transition period a smooth one.

We find strength in our high degree of service to the larger community, with many parishioners giving hours of volunteer time to help the less fortunate.

Challenges

While Paul’s is fortunate in having many skilled and energetic retirees in its parish, we would like to attract more young families and become more diverse in terms of age, ethnicity and race.

An area of concern is the condition of our facilities, especially with regard to access.

St. Paul’s has been blessed with exceptional clergy and lay leadership, a rich worship experience, an architecturally distinguished building, and steady growth. All of these attributes, however, are at risk without adequate

Financial resources to allow them to flourish.

An overarching concern among the majority of our members is the need for a more effective stewardship initiative that is boldly and clearly communicated throughout the parish. Parishioners say St. Paul’s leadership needs to be more specific about our needs and the costs associated with them.

Comments

To apply: send cover letter addressed to the Search Committee and OTM portfolio to: The Rev Canon Mollie Roberts, P.O. Box 1336, Kinston, NC 28503 or to Hjarman@diocese-eastcarolina.org; Candidates will not be contacted by Search Committee until after the closing date of the position announcement.

Contact Information

The Rev Canon Mollie Roberts, 705 Doctors Drive, Kinston, NC, 28501, mroberts@diocese-eastcarolina.org, 252-522-0885