Assistant Rector Full Time

@ Christ Anglican Church
  • Orange, Virginia View on Map
  • Denomination: Anglican
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 16 March 2023
  • Application closes: 30 June 2023
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    Job Description

    What We Seek in an Assistant Rector
    We seek a priest who loves Jesus, loves people, loves God’s word, and has a servant’s heart. The Assistant should have a deep spiritual walk and an abiding life of prayer. A peaceful, warm presence and attention to detail are sought, along with a teachable spirit and sense of humor.

    Candidates for the position should have a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent Master’s degree. Ideally, we seek a priest who is ordained in the ACNA with several years of pastoral experience in parish ministry. Exceptional candidates who are in the ordination process could also be considered.

    Excellent written and verbal communication abilities are essential along with strong computer/technology skills.

    The Assistant will be engaged with every aspect of the life of the church:

    • Preach and celebrate on scheduled Sunday worship services, including composing the service PowerPoint and selecting music.
    • Lead Bible studies, assist and/or preside at weddings, funerals, and special services, pastoral visitations (hospital, homebound visits, etc.).
    • Attend and participate in Vestry meetings, budget creation, and planning sessions with the Administrative Assistant.
    • Participate in the life of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic, attending diocesan meetings and functions.
    • Meet regularly with the Rector and others (such as a spiritual director/spiritual mentor).

    We envision the Assistant giving particular attention to two ministry focuses:

    Missional Formation of the Church
    Since its beginning, Christ Anglican has sought to develop a heart for local, regional, and international missions. The Assistant will foster greater awareness of missional needs and opportunities, maintaining the missional DNA of the congregation.

    Ministry Development with Younger Families
    Pastoring and mentoring young couples and young people. Christ Anglican is blessed with several young families with small children. The Assistant will work on discipleship with them and develop ministry opportunities for this group. This role could also involve helping to develop youth ministry.

    Compensation & Contact Information
    Christ Anglican offers a competitive salary and benefits. More information can be obtained by contacting the Rev. Jim Beavers, Rector by email.

    Application closes: June 30, 2023

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