ASSISTANT CLERGY OPENING
Christ Church is a parish with historic roots in the community coupled with a “new” feel, which is friendly, warm and inviting. We have a large and growing number of young families alongside lifelong members. We have two traditional Sunday services plus a young children’s service known as “Joy!” We lead numerous Outreach ministries locally and with a local CDC in Paterson. We value Christian Formation for all generations with offerings such as our large adult education program on Sundays run by volunteers and our Assistant for Adult Formation, as well as an expansive Sunday School enrollment of 50+ weekly participants, organized by our Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries.
We also approach newcomer welcome faithfully by incorporating newer members into the full life of the Church and valuing their gifts and own skills and interests.
The Church is supported by a vibrant and collegial team of Clergy and Staff, which aid in the vision, worship and music, administration, communication and Stewardship of our property. After a short hiatus, we are seeking a half to 3/4 time Assistant Clergy or Curate to join our team, and she or he will report directly to the Rector.
The Candidate we seek will help us fulfill our pastoral responsibilities as co-leader of the Pastoral Resource team, as well as help to plan and lead evangelical outreach to groups we currently underserve, such as single men and women, and possibly college ministry. The Candidate will also help with ministries to benefit our young adults and take the lead in volunteer communication/coordination of our various ministries. She or he will also have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of parish leadership in a strong, stable parish that lives into its mission statement of “Disciples making Disciples.” Of course, individual gifts and interests of the candidate will be vital in rounding out the overall ministry goals.
We seek an Ordained Episcopal Priest with an M.Div., and Christ Church offers a compensation package that includes cash stipend, housing allowance, medical as needed, and Church Pension.