St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is looking for a priest partnering in leadership with us who is passionate and who has enthusiastic energy in spreading God’s Word and growing His church.
Additional characteristics we seek include Pastor, Priest and Leader:
1. Pastor is a role we root in Christian relationship: caring alike for young and old, strong and weak, rich and poor; nourishing and strengthening the spiritual growth and addressing the spiritual needs of the St. Andrew’s flock; being a soul friend in time of need; and establishing a healthy pastoring relationship with our children.
2. A Priest inspires in us a passion for God, the Word, and our Faith; commits to the power of prayer; evangelizes to bring others to God and to our worship community; meaningfully preaches sermons, reaching many levels; diligently reads, studies and teaches Holy Scripture; proclaims the Gospel, declares God’s forgiveness and God’s blessing, and baptizes, celebrates Eucharist, and performs other ministrations entrusted by the church as prescribed by the rites of ordination in the Book of Common Prayer.
3. A Leader provides oversight of both the mission of our church and the administrative needs of our operations; is an effective delegator; guides our vestry; helps plan facilities use; inspires responsible stewardship; is involved in the community; recruits parishioners to meet the needs of our church, leading us to know and embrace our roles and responsibilities as God’s royal priesthood.
4. We seek in our next rector gifts of the Holy Spirit: comforting, compassionate, empathetic, observant, present, motivating, and a healthy sense of humor.