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Transition Ministry

The following is provided for clergy interested in serving in the Diocese of Springfield.

We welcome your interest and inquiries about vacancies in the Diocese. All inquiries about vacancies should be directed to the Reverend Canon Mark Evans, Canon to the Ordinary.

When a vacancy occurs and a Eucharistic Community in the Diocese of Springfield is ready to receive names of potential candidates, a file of the relevant information is created for each candidate. Our preference is for interested clergy to send all material directly to the Canon to the Ordinary by email. Material sent directly to congregations for any position, are forwarded automatically to the Canon to the Ordinary. The Bishop’s office will review all nominations prior to submission to search committees.

Clergy must have an updated OTM Portfolio. Other material may be sent (such as a current resume) either as an email attachment or by mail. These are not, however, used in the initial phase of a search. Clergy are discouraged from sending sermons, published articles, videos and cassette tapes, etc. to the Diocesan Office.

 

OPENINGS

St George’s, Belleville

Established in 1880, St. George’s and its people have always sought to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sound preaching, heartfelt worship, adult studies, church school, lay ministry, and excellence in music remain integral parts of our worship and community experience. The outreach and ministry of St. George’s greatly expanded in 1982 with the bequest of the Toddhall Retreat and Conference Center and the beginning of our relationship with St. Mark Lutheran Church, which since then has shared our campus. We eagerly look forward to a new chapter in St. George’s history with a new rector leading us faithfully as we carry out our mission: To love and serve the Lord and our neighbors as ourselves.

Download the complete Parish Profile (pdf)

St George’s OTM (pdf)

Visit the St George’s website

Visit St George’s Facebook page

 

St Michael’s, O’Fallon

For many years, St. Michael’s primary goal was to build a new church. Now, we are at home in our beautiful church building. “So, now what do we do?” We have many excellent ideas about who we are and what our goals should be. They include:

  • Expanding our outreach program. Use our building to support the community and its
    activities. Support community projects.
  • Enhancing our youth programs: more, and better, youth classes; more youth activities;
    involvement in youth activities beyond our parish. What can we do for our youth to help
    them lead Christian lives? We want our programs to attract other young people in the area.
  • Improving our adult education opportunities: We want our Bible study to be a success! We
    want interesting, helpful adult forum classes with a variety of topics.
  • Fund raising: How can we better use our facilities to raise funds, such as hosting spaghetti
    dinners for the community or renting our Parish Hall for parties and receptions.
  • Moving on to parish status? What are our options and priorities? What is the best way to make this change?

We have many more wonderful ideas and questions about our future. We need a special leader in
a new pastor – someone who will support our ambitions and guide us in shaping those ambitions
into solid, workable goals. We seek a pastor who will take joy in our talents and desires, and offer
the firm guidance required to channel our energies into successful Christian endeavors.

Download the complete parish profile

St Michael’s OTM

Vist the St Michael’s website

Visit St Michael’s Facebook page