|Name of church or organization|
|Christ Episcopal Church|
|Christ Church is a welcoming, progressive, open and inclusive congregation who enjoys the traditions of our faith and worship.
As is true of most Episcopal churches in our diocese, our priorities include attracting and serving more families with children and youth, and a strategy for enlarging our congregation through discipleship and evangelism. Perhaps more unique to us is the desire for more opportunities for our parishioners to form relationships. We seek a rector who can help grow our parish family and connect our members in small groups, faith formation opportunities, and social interactions.
We love a thought-provoking and intelligent sermon that is relevant and engaging. We want opportunities to learn and grow in our individual faith journeys. We delight in the fact that, as one parishioner put it, “It’s okay to ask questions here.” We seek a rector who is a teacher as well as a gifted preacher, who can challenge us and encourage us.
We are now even more painfully aware that life on this side of heaven can be hard. In addition to the threats posed by COVID-19, our parishioners experience difficult relationships, health and professional challenges, loss, and doubt. We seek a rector who is warm and approachable, and who will especially care for this flock in times of trouble and heartache.
Our church motto is “Bridging Love and Service” and heeding God’s call to serve our neighbors is a huge part of our parish identity. “Love and acceptance got me in the door;” said one listening session attendee, “the opportunity to serve keeps me here.” We are beginning to explore issues of social justice in our parish. We seek a rector who can lovingly support us in our work to be God’s hands and feet in the world.
Christ Church Day School was founded over fifty years ago and is the only Episcopal elementary day school in the Diocese of San Diego. Our parishioners consider it to be a vitally important mission and ministry of our church and we are committed to its success. We seek a rector who has experience with Christian education and can help guide our school into the future.
We offer a rector a warm and open community eager to serve and learn alongside you. We welcome priests of all genders, cultures, and sexual orientations to join our parish family. We invite you to learn more about our current ministries, our faith journey, and our community on our website profile. If you feel so called, we look forward to a partnership of discernment with you.
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|Does this job pay?|
|Submit OTM portfolio and resume to The Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch, Canon to the Ordinary, The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, firstname.lastname@example.org.|