|Are you looking for a full-time position with benefits? In a delightful college town with a healthy congregation? Then St. Paul’s in Manhattan, Kansas would be worthy of prayerful consideration. They are offering a competitive salary (that is negotiable based on your experience/gifts/talents) with full benefits. They are welcoming and have a number of programs that care for their community.
They need and desire a rector who exhibits flexible leadership and encourages/empowers others to take charge of various aspects of church life. Their rector should not be expected to do it all – that is not Biblically justified anyway. Intellectual interest in a wide range of topics will manifest itself in creative adult education offerings and interesting sermons…a huge plus for this congregation. They would like vestry meetings to go beyond financial and everyday concerns. A good business sense with an ability to read financial reports will be invaluable as well as an interest in social media/technology as a way to keep people informed of activities of the parish. They are searching for a rector who is empathetic, caring, and makes all members feel important and cared for. They are a very supportive group ready to work together with their next rector.
They are looking to make a decision in the next month or so as they would like to be ready for the upcoming school year. If you are ready to make a change in your ministry/spiritual journey, please prayerfully consider this opportunity in Kansas.
Please contact me and I will send you their Community Ministry Portfolio from the OTM and their Parish Profile. I would encourage you to look through their information to determine if you feel called to this special place.