Rector

Owings Mills, MD
Type: Clergy
Posted Jul 10, 2020
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
St. Thomas’, Garrison Forest
Job Location
Owings Mills, MD
Job Description
Rector, St. Thomas’, Garrison Forest (Owings Mills, Maryland)Get to know us and our hopes for the future through our video-based Parish Portfolio –which includes instructions on how to apply:

We seek a rector who will:
1. Gather God’s people
-Bring us together, and walk with us.
-Connect the Biblical story to our lives, offering relevant and meaningful lessons.
-Lead inspiring, inclusive, engaging worship services.
-Collaborate with staff & volunteers to offer learning for all ages.
2. Draw us into transformation
-Love us, with our gifts and our deficiencies.
-Grow with us as a companion along the way. Guide our lives so that we may experience the deep peace of God.
-Help us to explore our relationship with God.
-Create safe space so that we can engage in deep relational work to build a more merciful and just world.
-Pastor all generations by engaging in meaningful relationships.
3. Equip us to do God’s work together
-Listen with us to what God is doing in the community.
-Share tools and insights we can apply to transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
-Teach us to think theologically and become more articulate about our faith.
-Guide us in meaningful outreach ministry.
-Energize us.
A brief description of the parish community: Founded in 1742 to serve the rural community outside of Baltimore City, the church has emerged as a microcosm of the United States. St. Thomas’ Church is located on 50+ acres in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area. Before March 2020, St. Thomas’ Church offered 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Sunday and Wednesday noon Eucharist services. Services are currently offered online only. We have vibrant programs in music, youth, children and outreach. The Average Sunday Attendance for 2019 was 164, and the pledges for 2020 were $438, 948 as of January 2020. St. Thomas’ is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
Type of commitment
Full Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
We look forward to receiving materials from interested clergy. Please send the following items addressed to Paul Corbin, Chair of the Search and Discernment Team c/o The Rev. Stuart Wright (Canon for Transitions and Human Resources, The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland ): swright@episcopalmaryland.org by August 31st, 2020.

Application materials
Cover Letter
Resume
References PDF of your OTM profile Sermons
Sermons ( Links or recordings of 2 sermons preached in last 6 months)
One on a difficult contemporary topic
One that introduced a challenging theological topic or taught Christian virtues or ethics
Application Questions
All application question responses will be read “blind”- without readers knowing candidate information such as name, age, gender, seminary affiliation, marital/family status, cultural background. Please write responses carefully to avoid these references.

Why St. Thomas’?
When you read the bullet points under “Gather God’s people” in the portfolio, which is your strongest gift? What experience in your parish has illustrated how you have used this gift? How have you grown in or stewarded this gift?
When you read the bullet points under “Draw us into transformation” in the portfolio, which is your strongest gift? What experience in your parish has illustrated how you have used this gift? How have you grown in or stewarded this gift?
When you read the bullet points under “Equip us to do God’s work” in the portfolio, which is your strongest gift? What experience in your parish has illustrated how you have used this gift? How have you grown in or stewarded this gift?
Describe your style of management, organization, and communication with staff, vestry, volunteers, and board leadership.
Background Check Release: complete the form here so that we may perform a comprehensive background check at the appropriate time in the process. Interested clergy may access additional information on The Episcopal Church OTM Portfolio site and St Thomas’ annual report. www.stthomaschurch.us/parish-portfolio/Praesidium%20release%202019.pdf

Application Deadline
08/31/2020
Link to the job posting or application
www.stthomaschurch.us/parish-portfolio
Website
www.stthomaschurch.us