Title: Pathways to Vitality Initiative — Pathways Priest
Classification: Full Time
Reports To: Canon to the Ordinary for Congregational Development
Target Start Date: June 1, 2019
To apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, updated OTM profile by May 7 to Canon Kristin White, Canon to the Ordinary for Congregational Development and Leadership.
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative in the Diocese of Indianapolis, funded by the Lilly Endowment, supports the position of Pathways Priest, a curacy-style program in which a recent seminary graduate serves for a total of two years while completing three eight-month mentored rotations at congregations participating in the Pathways program. The experience aims to form the Pathways priest and provide experience in the practical administrative skills required for effective parish ministry.
While the Diocese of Indianapolis cannot guarantee employment following the residency experience, the Pathways Priest will be well-prepared to receive a call as a full-time rector or vicar. In turn, the Pathways Priest will provide creativity and energy to each congregation during his/her rotation.
The Pathways Priest will:
The Pilot Parishes’ Clergy, Vestries/Bishop’s Committees and Lay Leaders will be:
The successful candidate will possess:
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative seeks to enhance ministerial innovation, vitality and financial sustainability in the Diocese of Indianapolis. This initiative is funded by a transformative grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., and is part of the Endowment’s national program to address economic challenges facing pastoral leaders and congregations among 30 denominations and judicatories.
The grant provides for three diverse congregations to share an assisting priest. The clergy and lay leadership of the three pilot parishes will participate in an exciting two-year learning experience designed to bring together committed leaders who care about and want to strengthen the overall life and health of their congregations. The curriculum for these parishes draws upon the latest studies on leadership development and congregational vitality by incorporating experiential learning, reflection and worship.
Compensation and benefits are in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Diocese of Indianapolis and are available upon request.
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