Supervisor: Executive Director
Hours: Full-time (Compensation is salaried and benefits are available), for a 3-year residency
Start Date: Desired start date of October 15, 2018
The Pastoral Resident will serve as a member of the pastoral team, working alongside the Rector and Executive Director to provide pastoral leadership to our two parish communities. In this role, he will be exposed to the full array of pastoral responsibilities. He will be a member of a community of pastoral residents from our sister churches in the city, receiving leadership and personal development mentoring, training and support.
• Provide pastoral leadership to our two parish communities
• Provide pastoral care for parish communities: hospital visits, home visits, office visits, pastoral counseling, etc.
• Oversee lay volunteer ministries and ministry leaders
• Oversee Sunday worship service from start to finish (set-up to teardown)
• Preach and lead worship as assigned, at both morning and evening services
• Assist clergy in leading occasional offices (baptisms, weddings, funerals)
• Work with clergy to plan and teach classes
• Assist clergy in planning and leading our small group ministry, lay leaders, trainings and events
• Work with clergy to identify and work on areas of professional growth through classes, conferences, and book
study with clergy (preaching, counseling, teaching, etc.)
• Participate in weekly church staff meetings, an annual staff retreat, and monthly Parish Council meetings
• Participate in pastoral residency program activities, including trainings and retreats
• Attend Diocese of Christ our Hope and ACNA conferences and meetings as directed by the Rector
• Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Rector and Executive Director
The ideal applicant has a seminary degree or is in the final year of seminary training. He has a clear sense of call to the Anglican tradition, and is ordained or fully prepared for ordination as a presbyter in the ACNA. He demonstrates a committed Christian faith and is in full agreement with the Jerusalem Declaration as a faithful summary of Biblical teaching (exceptions must be approved by the Rector), and evidence of spiritual maturity. He is a mature theologian who loves God’s Word, studies it carefully, and is gifted as a preacher and teacher. He is passionate about teaching, discipleship, hospitality and evangelism, as well as helping church members connect the dots between their faith and their work. He should be a confident self-starter who can work fairly independently and take on responsibilities from the start. If married, he has a wife who shares a sense of call to pastoral ministry; if single, he has a high view of women and conducts himself with wisdom and integrity.