Associate Rector

Arlington, VA
Type: Clergy
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Job Title
Associate Rector
Name of church or organization
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Job Location
Arlington, VA
Job Description
St. Mary’s Mission
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church seeks to worship the risen Christ, love our neighbors, and serve the poor in our midst. Our worship is rooted in the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer, in the sacramental realities of Baptism and Holy Eucharist, in good teaching, and a strong proclamation of the Kingdom of God.We are committed to the care and nurture of our children in the Christian faith, to adult formation and discipleship, and to making a difference in the world. St. Mary’s takes an active social justice role in the local community and is active in the wider Anglican Communion, maintaining long-term mission relationships in Jerusalem, Tanzania, Honduras, and England. For more than 30 years, St. Mary’s has demonstrated a commitment to those outside our walls by giving 25 percent of our pledge and plate income to outreach.

St. Mary’s is called to serve as a beacon of God’s love by enhancing spiritual growth and formation opportunities, broadening and deepening lay leadership, fortifying relationships with neighbors in our community, enhancing our expansive outreach program, ministering to each other and ensuring long-term parish stability.

Job Summary
The Associate Rector works with the Rector, Vestry and staff to engage members of the parish community more fully in the life of St. Mary’s and grow more deeply into the Christian life by leading the pastoral care, outreach and worship life of the parish.

Duties and Responsibilities
➢ Share in leading worship, preaching, and the administration of the sacraments with the Rector and other clergy.
➢ Work with the Rector to plan liturgies including music, oversee worship lay leaders including acolytes, lay readers, chalicists and lay Eucharistic ministers as part of St. Mary’s regular worship. Guide other worship ministries including the Altar Guild, Flower Guild and Ushers. Oversee work of the Music Minister.
➢ Administer a program of pastoral care for the parish that includes both clergy and lay participation ensuring that there is support for all members of the parish in need. Maintain and enhance St. Mary’s existing pastoral care program.
➢ Manage the Outreach Committee to carry out the work of St. Mary’s locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Coordinate events with local partners and administer financial support to neighbors in need. Oversee awarding of outreach grants. Build bridges among parishioners, our community and our outreach partners. Oversee work of the Outreach Coordinator.
➢ Strengthen lay leadership by identifying and supporting participants and leaders to carry out the work of the parish in worship, pastoral care, and outreach.
➢ Working with the Rector and other clergy, ensure that everyone who comes to St. Mary’s is met with hospitality, given the opportunity for deeper connection, and empowered to become a mature disciple of Christ.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
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