|Name of church or organization|
|St. John’s Episcopal Church|
|St. John’s seeks to call a full-time associate rector to support the parish’s growth to a program church. Established in 1804, St. John’s is the oldest Episcopal parish west of the Alleghenies. This historic congregation embraces the future. Our founding ethos of a community pulling together for the common good is evident today in our strong lay leadership, respected music ministry, and vibrant Christian formation for all ages. Joy is close to the heart of St. John’s, and we embrace laughter and playfulness as two of God’s most precious gifts to us. Liturgically, the parish is traditional and broad church; theologically, the parish holds diversity while fully affirming the ministry of LGBTQ+ people. St. John’s has been a transition-size parish for decades, displaying characteristics of both pastoral and program churches. Our pre-Covid growth indicated that the Holy Spirit wants St. John’s to be a program congregation—and that the world needs what St. John’s has to offer. The parish weathered the pandemic in solid financial and relational health, and we are eager to move into our future as a program church.
The mission of St. John’s is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ by:
The vision of St. John’s is to be a growing and thriving spiritual community within the greater community:
Worthington, a city of 14,600 people, is an inner-ring suburb of Columbus. Worthington was founded by the same Episcopalian settlers who established St. John’s, and it is known for its well-regarded schools and the village green that is reminiscent of a town in New England. Columbus, the 14th-largest city in the United States with a metro area of over 2 million residents, is home to The Ohio State University, the MLS champion Columbus Crew and the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, the Columbus Zoo, a lively arts community and local food scene, and excellent parks and libraries. It offers big-city culture at an affordable cost of living.
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|Send a cover letter, resume, OTM portfolio, and links to audio or video of three recent sermons to the Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin, Rector, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021.|