Missioner for Evangelism, Discipleship & Congregational Vitality

Sacramento, CA
Type: Clergy or Lay
Posted Jan 6, 2022
Job Title
Missioner for Evangelism, Discipleship & Congregational Vitality
Name of church or organization
Diocese of Northern California
Sacramento, CA
Job Description
Job Summary:  The Missioner for Evangelism, Discipleship, & Congregational Vitality covers a variety of areas in order to support the churches of our diocese as a growing, vibrant, faithful Church.  The focus is moving from membership to discipleship.

Job Type:  Full time

Location:  Sacramento minimum 2 days a week, remainder may be remote

 Employment Classification:  Exempt 

Supervised by: The Canon to the Ordinary

May Supervise:  Volunteers

Typical Essential Duties: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)


  • Able to tell the story of Christian faith with joy, in an inviting manner, and the ability to bring others along as bearers of the Good News
  • Plant new ministry groups/congregations/projects
  • Ministry growth through small groups; family outreach; Invite, Welcome, Connect

Congregational Vitality

  • Equips congregations that are struggling (any size) with tools for thriving
  • Creates networks of church leadership through regional visits, Zoom calls, convention, and clergy and lay gatherings
  • Is a resource, educator, mentor and network facilitator 


  • Helps congregations to move/invite/train their membership into greater relationship with God/in discipleship
  • Oversees Christian formation for the diocese: connecting with wider church resources and providing trainings as needed (e.g. Forma conference)
  • Family ministry: helps parishes learn to welcome and care for families
  • Oversee Youth summer program: Pathways program and supports youth ministries
  • Special focus on programs and processes in the work of small parishes
  • Develops and maintains a partnership with a diocesan-wide commission for planning, visioning, mission development and ministry
  • Supports and promotes reading the Bible as God’s Story (biblical literacy and ability to teach and inspire)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Canon to the Ordinary or Bishop.
Training & Experience:

  • May or may not be an Ordained priest
  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a congregation, as a layperson or ordained
  • Christian in faith and practice
  • Experience serving at the diocesan level – in committees, on governance boards, program experience with multiple congregations, consulting, or other transferrable experiences at the larger church level.
  • Considerable consulting/facilitation experience – able to work with groups of people using best practices as a facilitator to:
  1. Draw out individual and group voices and stories
  2. Assist a congregation or group of congregations in articulating a vision/goals for their context
  • Able to bring the group to closure, if possible, with next steps and action items
  • Experienced in following up with a group in long term processes
Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid California driver’s license
Knowledge (proficiency at entry):

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office programs and general PC skills
  • Use of technology strategically to connect and support congregational leadership
Skills (proficiency at entry):

  • Is entrepreneurial for the organization
  • Is socially connected
  • Brings energy to the room
  • Builds energy in others
  • Is fluent in Spanish
Physical Requirements:Up to 75% travel in some weeks, other weeks less

  • Driving required

The employee is frequently required to:

  • Stand, sit, walk, speak, listen and observe
  • Work at computer for lengthy periods of time

The employee is occasionally required to:

  • Drive to meetings in the Diocese
  • Move about in a variety of spaces

Salary is $64,000. Full benefits (employee + family). Four weeks vacation and two weeks continuing education annually.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Potential applicants should send a cover letter, 2-page resume, and a one-page answer to this question:
What is your vision for forming, growing, and supporting Christians and their congregations in the Episcopal tradition in the largely un-churched West?
(Clergy, please also include an OTM profile)

Send completed application to Maria Ramirez at maria@norcalepiscopal.org
In the Subject line please put: Application for Missioner for Evangelism

Application Deadline
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