|Thank you for your interest in Christ Church of the Ascension nestled in the heart of beautiful Paradise Valley, AZ, between Phoenix and Scottsdale. Our church has served as a beacon of light to this community for 60 years. We seek a Rector who will nurture that light and ensure that it will continue to shine brightly for years to come. We are looking for a rector who shares our priorities, acknowledges our legacy and supports our vision for a dynamic and thriving 21st century church. We endeavor to find a visionary, a uniter, a preacher, and a nurturer who can lead this parish with a kind and loving hand.
We Are Christ Centered in Worship. We worship in classic liturgical style with an emphasis on traditional music and theologically-based preaching.
We are Outrageously Welcoming. We enthusiastically welcome all followers of Christ regardless of who they are, where they come from, where they are in their spiritual journey.
We are Charitable Beyond Our Walls. We give, help those in need, and show our love of Christ through service to others.
We share our campus with Christ Church School, an educational outreach mission of the church. This accredited school has about 200 students in grades pre-K through 4th grade with a student teacher ratio of 7 to 1.
We seek a rector who will join us in our goals…
…Implement and enhance activities and ministries to engage families with children and youth.
…Reinvigorate our commitment and approach to stewardship.
…Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to welcome new people into our church community.
…Involve more parishioners in our outreach ministries providing services to those on the margins of society in and outside our local community.
…Leverage our church campus facilities and programs to create more opportunities for people to form and strengthen meaningful relationships with fellow parishioners.