Rector

Wichita, KS
Type: Clergy
Posted Sep 25, 2020
Job Title
Rector
Name of church or organization
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Address
Wichita, KS
Job Description
St. Stephen’s in Wichita, Kansas is looking for a full time rector.  They describe themselves as a a community of hope, respecting and celebrating the value of all people and proclaiming the Good News that, through Jesus Christ, God calls us all to share in His Kingdom on Earth.  They are located in a residential neighborhood so their community is very important to them and they enjoy a great relationship with that community.  Wichita is a great place to live and work; a big “little” city in the heartland of America filled with significant aviation, western heritage, arts and culture, and places to dine, shop and play.

The rector they are looking for should:

  • Prepare and preach thought-provoking sermons, based on a strong understanding of the Bible, and the ability to clearly explain readings through stories and/or analogies. Sermons should be applicable to everyday life, provide spiritual nourishment and, at the appropriate time, be somewhat humorous.
  • Wish to successfully assimilate into the church and inspire a renewed vision. Someone that is honest and dependable, pastoral and thoughtful of those in need, and whose desire it is to know them and value their differences.
  • A rector who helps in the development and support of all educational programs including those associated with our children and youth. Someone who can successfully integrate our members into the faith community through education and active participation.
  • Embrace the challenge of retaining and attracting new members. Someone who values the wisdom of tradition while embracing new ways of looking at issues and opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively and listen in order to hear all points of view.
  • Have a proven track record in leading and growing a church. Someone who values collaborative leadership with the staff, vestry and lay leadership.
  • Relate to the congregation and wish to join them in their spiritual journey. Someone passionate for the gospel and in doing God’s work in the church and the community.

They have an ASA of 100 with 30 children in their Sunday school, 6 nursery attendees and 8 in youth group.  The church is debt free, has an endowment and enjoys a strong financial position. There is a lot to love in this great community.

Type of Commitment
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Please submit a cover letter, your personal ministry portfolio off of the Office for Transition Ministry data base, and a resume to Debbie Kremers, Missioner for Transitions at dkremers@episcopal-ks.org. Please feel free to contact her for further information and to answer any questions you might have at 816-719-0132 (cell) or 913-631-2742 (home).
Application Deadline
11/12/2020
Website
www.ststephensec.org