Assistant Rector- St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, V

Position: 

Assistant Rector, Ordained, Full-Time

Job Description: 

Assistant Rector
Ordained, Full-time
Answers directly to the Rector

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia— This priest will share in all aspects of the Rector’s ministry, including celebrating, preaching, teaching, pastoral care, evangelism and administration. The primary responsibilities of this position, however, will concentrate on shepherding St. Matthew’s ministries to children, youth, young families and single persons. St. Matthew’s is a community devoted to the Scriptures, keeping the faith once delivered, and growing in faith, hope and love. Inquiries should include a cover letter, resume, OTM portfolio and three references, and be addressed to Fr. Steve Schlossberg at steve@stmattsrva.org no later than March 23. Website: www.stmattsrva.org.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
1101 Forest Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23229
steve@stmattsrva.org
www.stmattsrva.org
804.288.1911

Job Description:

This person will share in every priestly ministry of the Rector, as detailed below. The primary responsibilities of this position, however, will concentrate on shepherding St. Matthew’s ministries to children, youth, young families and single persons. 

This person will be directly responsible for our Children’s Formation Program. Many oversight responsibilities may be delegated to lay ministers. Seeing that these lay ministers are well-supported, this person will collaborate with them in discerning where God is leading our ministry, conceiving programs, choosing curricula, and sponsoring special events. Among other things, this will include preparation for Baptism and First Communion. This person is also responsible for seeing that our parents are equipped to teach the faith to their children at home. 

This person will be directly responsible for our Youth Formation Program, and for helping our Rector and Vestry discern how this ministry should be staffed. Many oversight responsibilities may be delegated to lay ministers. Seeing that these lay ministers are well-supported, this person will collaborate with them in discerning where God is leading our ministry, conceiving programs, choosing curricula, and sponsoring special events. Among other things, this will include preparation for Confirmation. 

This person will help our Rector and Vestry recognize the needs of single persons, and help us discern how best to serve them, include them and draw out their gifts. 

This person will be responsible for seeing that our children, youth and single members are included as ministers in our liturgies, integrated into the outreach ministries of our church, and discovering the other ministries to which God is calling them.  

This person will regularly preach and celebrate at Sunday and weekday services, as well as weddings and funerals.  

This person will share in the Rector’s pastoral work, comprehending Baptism, Marriage, Burial, visiting the sick and the homebound, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Rector. 

This person will attend all Vestry and staff meetings, and other committee meetings as appropriate.

This will be a person of mature and well-disciplined Christian faith, a converted and converting person of good character and gracious manner, who is able to lead without dominating others, and to function well in a collaborative environment. 

This position will be compensated in accordance with the Diocese of Virginia’s published guidelines for clergy compensation. 

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is a theologically orthodox community which expects and embraces biblical preaching and teaching from its clergy. This congregation is ready, willing and eager to grow in faith, hope and love. 

Resumes, including cover letters and OTM profiles, should be submitted by March 23, 2019, to Fr. Steve Schlossberg at steve@stmattsrva.org

Offered By: 

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA

Phone: 

804.288.1911

E-mail: 

steve@stmattsrva.org

URL: 

https://www.stmattsrva.org/