Abilene, TX
Type: Clergy
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Job Title
Name of church or organization
Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Job Location
Abilene, TX
Job Description
Heavenly Rest seeks a Rector who is responding to a distinct and undeniable call from God. As our vacancy is made known through Episcopal networks, it may be that some unsuspecting priests will be drawn to us. The Search Committee asks God’s help in communicating the spirit and vitality of our parish.

Our collection of expectations may prove demanding, but we seek a Rector to nurture and guide us: one anchored by prayer, who will lead with humility and by example in teaching and preaching the love of Jesus; one who will acknowledge our diversity, while holding us together in love; one who recognizes our strong history, while helping us through changes to grow and more fully incorporate the love of Christ. We want someone to preach boldly and biblically, but keep the needs of the world before us. We need prayerful leadership to show us how to welcome strangers. We look for a teacher to invigorate our New Membership Formation class and other adult educational classes. We seek someone to help us rethink our responsibility to middle and high-school youth.

We ask our new Rector to embrace our expectations for liturgy and music traditions. We ask that our new Rector and his or her family participate actively with us in parish life and to come into our homes.

We ask for a purposeful, approachable leader who invites dialogue and teamwork, while respecting the role of the Vestry and utilizing competencies of the clergy and staff.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
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Application Process
Contact The Rev. Canon Mike Ehmer:
Application Deadline
Link to the job posting or application
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