|Senior Assistant Rector|
|Name of church or organization|
|Church of the Redeemer|
|About Church of the Redeemer
The mission of Church of the Redeemer is:
“To build up the Body of Christ by Word and Sacrament, equipping the people of God for the work of ministry, that Jesus Christ may be known, loved, worshiped, and obeyed in our homes and parish, community and diocese, and throughout the world.” We accomplish this mission by “making new Christians and making all Christians new.”
The parish seeks an articulate priest with a passion for reaching new Christians, teaching the “faith once delivered,” and faithfully administering the sacraments.
Redeemer is a resource-size, growing parish of approximately 2,700 members. Anglo-Catholic in ethos, with an evangelical passion for reaching new members, the parish is located in downtown Sarasota, Florida. With emphases on worship, youth and families, music, Christian formation, and preaching as well outreach, Redeemer is positioned for further growth.
About the Senior Assistant Rector
The Senior Assistant Rector will serve the Rector in a variety of leadership settings and will have special oversight of the vibrant liturgical life of the parish in addition to managing and supervising a staff of approximately fifteen.
Job Description for the Senior Assistant Rector
In addition to overseeing our rich liturgical life, the Senior Assistant Rector is responsible for sharing in the full range of ministry with the Rector and other clergy, including worship, formation, parish fellowship, outreach, and service through the preaching and the pastoral life of the parish. The Senior Assistant Rector will also assist the Rector in the daily supervision of the clergy and lay staff.
Works directly under the supervision of the Rector.
Works largely independently, is expected to manage time and resources well, attend and lead staff meetings, and maintain office hours. Will take an “on-call” pastoral day weekly and at times when other clergy may be unavailable.
Works in close collaboration with the Rector, other priests, vestry members, and lay leaders with resources from supporting lay ministry staff.
The Senior Assistant Rector will be a priest in good standing in the Episcopal Church, or otherwise in good standing with a bishop and diocese in a church in full communion with the Episcopal Church (e.g., The Church of England, The Anglican Church of Canada, etc.). Experience in parish ministry is necessary, and demonstrable leadership skills are essential. Senior leadership experience in a resource-size parish is a plus.
Abilities & Requirements
All Redeemer staff and lay leaders must have an appreciation for the work of the parish, recognizing that we must be “customer-driven” in order to “make new Christians and make all Christians new.” Everyone who visits the parish must be welcomed as Christ Himself (paraphrase from The Rule of St. Benedict). To that end, every person serving in leadership will:
The successful candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check, including a motor vehicle report, a drug test, and complete Safeguarding training.
Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience.
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|Please send your curriculum vitae to the Reverend Charleston D. Wilson, Rector, at CWilson@RedeemerSarasota.org. Applicants should also include one-paragraph answers to the following questions:
1. Why are you an ideal candidate for the position?
Candidates should also have two letters of recommendation sent directly to the Rector.
Applications must be submitted before December 25, 2021.
The individual will share the parish’s conviction regarding the centrality of “making new Christians and all Christians new,” desiring to see this focus in all of Redeemer’s ministries and programs. The successful candidate will also share Redeemer’s creedal theological convictions, especially in areas of Christology, soteriology and anthropology, hermeneutics, and sacramental theology.
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