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Transition Ministries


Diocesan Transition Ministries assist parishes during a period of congregational change, such as the time following  the departure of the Rector, Priest-in-Charge, or Assistant and clergy as they are seeking a new call.

Transition Stages include:

  1. Separation & Planning – Clergy in process of leave-taking; congregation developing interim ministry plan.
  2. Self Study – Congregation preparing to call Interim or Priest-in-Charge; Search Committee formation; Parish profile and ministry portfolio being developed.
  3. Receiving Names & Discernment – Diocese receiving applicants materials; Search Committee discerning best candidates for congregation's ministry.
  4. Discernment & Call to New Ministry – Final Interviews, Discernment, & Call. 

Contact Information

The Rev. Canon Debra J. Kissinger
Canon for Transition Ministries
kissinger(at)indydio.org 

Application Guide

APPLICATION GUIDE

For Positions in the Diocese of Indianapolis

To learn more about positions open in the Diocese of Indianapolis, to request a list of clergy/diocesan expectations, a sample Letter of Agreement, or if your clergyperson is retiring or moving to a new position contact Canon Debra Kissinger at kissinger(at)indydio.org or 800-669-5786.

 HOW TO APPLY

 If you discern a possible call to one of our parishes, please EMAIL the documents listed below to:

The Rev. Canon Debra J. Kissinger
Canon for Transition Ministries
kissinger(at)indydio.org

Subject line: Position, Church, Your Last Name (ie. Rector, St. George, Indianapolis, Jones)

MATERIALS TO SUBMIT

  • A Cover Letter indicating your interest and suitability for the position
  • Your updated personal OTM Portfolio with ALL essay questions answered
  • A link, file or web address to listen or view a current sermon (if not in your OTM)
  • Your current resume
  • Contact information for references, along with a description of your relationship with each reference. You will be notified before references are contacted.

 All applications must be received by the deadlines stated on this website.

The Diocese of Indianapolis expects that all parties in the search process will respect confidentiality.  The congregation is not to make public the names of those being considered.   Applicants and candidates for a position are not to make public the church where they are applying or interviewing.  This includes, but is not limited to, social media.


Positions Open

POSITIONS OPEN

 

BEAN BLOSSOM, ST. DAVID'S - Receiving Names/Interviewing

3/4 Priest-in-Charge - 3 year appointment

Click here for OTM Portfolio

St. David's Website


BEDFORD, ST. JOHN'S - Self-Study

Interim Rector in place

St. John's Website


INDIANAPOLIS, ST. ALBAN'S - Self-Study

Transition Priest in place

St. Alban's Website


INDIANAPOLIS, CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY - Separation & Planning

Transition Priest in place

Nativity's Website


INDIANAPOLIS, TRINITY - Separation & Planning

Interim Rector in place 

Trinity's Website


ROCKPORT, PEACE - Self-Study

Church Planter/Developer - FT Vicar

Click here for Parish Brochure

Click here for Parish Plan

Click here for OTM Portfolio

Peace's Website


 


Resources

Compensation Guidelines - Full

Compensation Guidelines - Abbreviated

Congregational Transition Process Overview

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