Assistant Rector

Weston and Sudbury, MA
Type: Clergy
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Job Title
Assistant Rector
Name of church or organization
St. Peter’s & St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal churches
Job Location
Weston and Sudbury, MA
Job Description
This position will be shared between two churches, with the candidate spending 50% in one parish and 50% in the other (the two parishes are seven miles apart). Based on the candidate’s preferences and the congregations’ needs, we will work with the candidate to create a monthly schedule that works for all constituents.

St. Elizabeth’s Church of Sudbury
We are seeking an Assistant Rector who will share with the clergy and support staff the comprehensive ministry of the parish, including liturgical leadership and pastoral care with a focus on the youth ministries. The primary responsibility of this position will be the development and administrative oversight of all programs within the parish’s education
formation, ranging from early childhood through college age. Blessed with many children, our church school and youth programs are an important part of who we are.

Our church school curriculum is based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepard (COGS), Rite 13, Journey to Adulthood (J2A), and Young Adults in the Church (YAC). In addition, two seminal activities include: (1) high school youth and adult leaders participate in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), spending a week participating in home repair ministry and relationship building with low-income home owners and their families; and (2) in alternating years, the Rite 13 class undertake a Pilgrimage as part of their Christian formation.

St. Peter’s Church of Weston
We are seeking an Assistant Rector who has a strong commitment to the loving, liberating, and life-giving Way of Jesus and is excited to invite others into this way. The Curate will collaborate with the Rector, staff, and lay leaders in the comprehensive ministry of the parish. The primary responsibility of this position will be to build on the key learnings of the last few years to re-imagine and implement faith formation for families with children and youth.

St. Peter’s is in the midst of discerning a new way to grant the $25,000 directed to outreach ministries each year. Together with the Episcopal City Mission parishioners are exploring possible partnerships that will allow for the development of relationships with those who are often on the margins of society. The Curate will help find ways to include families in this partnership. The successful candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic, excited about engaging with the congregation and have strong time management and project management skills.

Type of commitment
On a monthly basis, Assistant Rector will spend 50% of time in each church. The exact details of this schedule will be determined in collaboration with the candidate and delineated prior to hiring.

St. Elizabeth’s Church of Sudbury
• Work with and assist adult and youth leaders/volunteers involved with Youth Christian Education which include COGS, Rite 13, J2A and YAC
• Oversee confirmation preparation
• Design and lead special activities and worship for youth formation
• Assist Rector with preaching and the liturgical, sacramental and pastoral care of the church

St. Peter’s Church of Weston
• Oversee Church School and lead process of re-imaging programming for children and youth, including Confirmation, that speaks to the needs of today’s families
• Design and lead intergenerational activities, formation opportunities and worship including Sunday evening worship service during ski-season
• Engage with parishioners of all ages including assisting Rector and lay leaders with pastoral care
• Share with the Rector in the ministry of liturgical leadership including regular preaching.
• Coordinate parish-wide events such as Celebration Sunday and the Advent Tree-Lighting
• Participate in nurturing the spiritual vitality of the congregation

Type of commitment
  • Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
To apply, please send an OTM profile, resume of not more than 2 pages, cover letter, and a link to a sermon, to Mr. Eric Kimble, Senior Warden, at office@stelizabeths.org and The Rev. Lynn Campbell, Rector of St. Peter’s Church, at
lynn@stpetersweston.org
Application Deadline
08/31/2019
Website
www.st-elizabeths.org and www.stpetersweston.org