|Church of the Nativity, in sunny Sarasota, Florida, is searching for our next rector to lead our parish in worship and outreach to our community to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We seek an enthusiastic pastor who has had success in growing a church and bringing new families and youth into its fold. We are a dedicated and welcoming community in need of a dedicated and welcoming leader who shines the light of Jesus that will attract new followers to join our throng in joyful worship and service.
To this day, Church of the Nativity remains a tight-knit parish of beautiful song and plenty of pluck, born from our faithful service to spreading His word. The congregation has needed that spiritual gumption through the past 38 years, starting as a mission church in Sarasota County without our own building or vicar. The mission was formed to serve a fast-growing community, where the more established Episcopal parishes were overflowing.
We want our new rector to help us strengthen our commitments and find new and creative ways to live our baptismal and confirmation promises. For two plus years, the pandemic has limited our in-person interactions in the worship space and in each’s others’ lives; but with live streaming capabilities, we have had a sense of church remaining intact. We are eager to return in full vibrant community and seek all that God has ready for us.
We are blessed with a lovely campus: a beautiful worship space is in excellent condition as are our parish hall, offices, and meeting rooms. Our grounds include Sola Dei Gloria Memorial Garden (approximately four acres) which is within the adjoining nature preserve behind our church.
In addition to the comfort of Florida sub-tropical climate, where the days are full of warm tropical breezes off the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota is known for the arts and award-winning beaches. Sarasota affords easy access to the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg.
We invite you to visit our website (www.churchofthenativity.com )– there you can learn a great deal about Nativity.