Assistant for Children and Families OR for Outreach and Justice

Indianapolis, IN
Type: Clergy
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Job Title
Assistant for Children and Families OR for Outreach and Justice
Name of church or organization
Trinity Episcopal Church
Job Location
Indianapolis, IN
Job Description
Trinity Indy is seeking an energetic priest or transitional deacon to share in leadership of a resourced, vital urban parish of over 350 households. We look forward to welcoming a creative collaborator to join our expanding team, with areas of oversight that match their strengths and passion: either in Outreach and Justice, or Children and Families Ministries. The Assistant, like all clergy at Trinity, will also be a generalist, engaging in preaching, teaching, new member incorporation and especially pastoral care. Trinity is a growing parish with strong lay and clergy leadership: we seek to provide growth opportunities for newly ordained clergy.

Trinity Episcopal Church, founded in 1919 in the heart of midtown Indianapolis, is a diverse and dynamic church with a passion for outreach, music and liturgy, and spiritual formation for all ages. Our parish balances love for tradition with a desire to put faith into action. Trinity sustains vital community partnerships while creating new initiatives that respond to critical social needs. Our campus block includes a preK-8 Episcopal school of 350 students as well as the Trinity Outreach Center, where we offer a weekly Sunday Dinner ministry. Our buildings include partner ministries, including an early learning center serving mixed-income families, a food pantry, a legal clinic, and a transitional home for teen mothers. We have a vital refugee welcome ministry and are in the process of developing Trinity Haven, the state’s only dedicated residential facility for LGBTQ youth. We are in discernment about founding an Episcopal Service Corp house.

Trinity offers learning for parishioners of all ages. Our nursery is full. Our Sunday School begins at age 4 and is anchored in the Godly Play curriculum. We have a vital Rite 13 and J2A youth program, with youth pilgrimages biannually. We have12+ choristers and 40+ youth acolytes. Our adult formation program is based in small groups and large forum learning opportunities on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. To accommodate growth, we are expanding our 2-service Sunday schedule to three or more.

Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively are essential to this position. We seek a colleague who is warm, generous, flexible, imaginative, curious and humorous, with a passion for Jesus Christ, experience with diverse populations, and strong liturgical and preaching skills.

Trinity is passionate about diversity. To reflect our worshipping community, we encourage people of color and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position.

Type of commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Please send a letter of interest and resume to Please include your OTM if available.
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