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The Priest in Charge job description below is three pages long that covers many areas of this job position and includes:
Job Title - Priest in Charge
Reports To - Elders
Position Status - Full-Time
Charge: The charge is the incumbency of [Church
Name] in the Diocese of [Church Name]. It’s situated at [Church Name].
Work: The work of the Priest in Charge is
governed by the Code of Canons of the [Church Name] and the Constitution of
Appointment: As stated in the
Constitution of [Church Name].
To act as Priest for the congregation of
[Church Name]. -
To maintain and develop the involvement and
participation of young families in [Church Name] worship. - To provide enthusiastic leadership and
direction for the future development of [Church Name]. - To maintain excellent, friendly and
transparent communications with all church lay groups. - To build on existing ecumenical relationships
with other churches in the local area.·
To conduct wedding, funeral and confirmation
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The Rector job description below is two pages long that covers many areas of this job position and includes:
Job Title - Rector
Reports To - Elders
Position Status - Full-Time
Purpose:The rector in an Episcopal Church
occupies a unique position being, at one and the same time, an employee, the
Chair of the Vestry, a colleague in ministry with all the baptized, and the
pastor with responsibility with the bishop for the ministry of the Episcopal
Church in the parish. The rector is expected to spend some if their time
participating in the life of the diocese. Finally, the rector is a priest. A
priest’s primary function is to reveal the presence of God and to remind the
community of the priesthood of all believers.The work of the rector is governed by
the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, the Constitution and
Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of [State] and the laws of the State of
[State]. Only Episcopalian, Lutheran or Presbyterian Ministers can be
considered for this position. Our ideal candidate is a bi-vocational rector who
can dedicate 24-30 hours per week to this position.
Responsibilities:The rector will have a primary responsibility for worship according to
the Book of Common Prayer. Included in this responsibility is worship for
Sundays, Wednesdays, and Holy Days, including music. In Addition, rector will: 1. Offer sermons each week based on the
lectionary readings for the day. 2. Coordinate and supervise the work of all other
participants in worship, including readers, lay Eucharistic ministers, choirs,
musicians and all others. 3. Develop other worship opportunities and
services as appropriate. 4. Offer baptism, marriage, burial, confirmation
as appropriate. 5. Spend regular time in prayer and in study of
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