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Assistant Rector – Position Available Immediately

Reports to: Rector (Rev. Clancy Nixon) in a weekly mentoring meeting. Click here for info on Clancy.

Status: Full-time, Clergy Preferred

Pay: base Salary $70K – $80K, full benefits package.  Total compensation based on experience, ordination, education, and skill sets.

Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision for priest and family; 403(b) employer contributions; Disability insurance; Vacation pay; Outreach pay; Travel reimbursement; Training/study expense reimbursement

Location: Applicant must relocate to Loudoun County, Virginia, the western edge of suburban Washington, DC.  This is an upscale area with a highly educated workforce. Loudoun straddles the suburbs and wine/horse country. Ethnically diverse congregation and area. Metro silver line is coming soon, almost complete.  Leesburg was recently named one of the most livable towns in America by Money magazine.

Date of Posting: November 1, 2019

To Apply:  Submit a resume to the Chair of our Search Committee, Mark McNickle, at searchcommittee@holyspiritleesburg.org.    Once we have your resume, and have reviewed it, we will ask selected candidates to complete a Candidate Questionnaire.

Summary of position: Seeking a full-time, ordained pastor for a variety of pastoral work – preaching, teaching, pastoral care, discipling; program vision casting, development and planning; overseeing volunteers and staff.   Oversees our Family Ministries – Young Families, Young Adults, Sr. High Youth, Jr. High Youth, Children’s Ministries and Nursery.  Primarily responsible to lead our Sr. High and Jr. High ministries, along with a Youth Ministry Assistant.  Reinvigoration of our Young Adult Ministry.  The ideal candidate will be an ordained Anglican priest in their 30’s, with extensive ministry experience in teaching, discipling, and program development, and with preaching, interpersonal, and leadership gifts.  Will consider those ordained in other traditions, and those seeking ordination.  Must be comfortable with our vision, values, mission and beliefs found on our website, and with charismatic theology and practice.  Depending on fit, possibility of becoming Rector at current Rector’s retirement.

Description of setting: Church of the Holy Spirit is a relatively young (18 years), medium size church, led by the founding Rector.  Average Sunday Attendance in 2019 is 150 in two services. We have 20 small groups and many ministries. We currently have 1 full-time, and 12 part-time staff.  We are Anglican, and we honor and uphold the evangelical, charismatic and sacramental streams of the church.  Leesburg, Virginia is our home.  This is a prosperous suburban setting on the western edge of the Washington DC Metroplex, not far from Dulles Airport.  Leesburg has been named one of the most livable towns in America by Money magazine.

At CHS, we are Bible believing, openly charismatic, and serious about evangelism, discipleship and holiness.  We place a strong emphasis on fellowship and prayer.  Many who visit remark that we are one of the friendliest churches that they have ever attended. We are a multi-ethnic congregation.  Our Mission statement is “We invite nations and generations to experience God’s love and power.” We make disciples that make disciples and plant churches that plant churches. We have planted churches and plan to plant more.  Please read our website for a full description of our vision, values, mission, beliefs, distinctives, and more.

Description of Ministry:   The Assistant Rector will have responsibility for a full range of pastoral ministry:  preaching, teaching, pastoral care, leading groups, program development, leading, prayer ministry, and overseeing volunteers and staff.  He will also oversee our Family Ministries, which includes: our Young Family Group; our Young Adult Ministry; our Sr. High Ministry; our Jr. High Ministry; our Children’s Ministry; and Nursery.  He will oversee employees in Children’s Ministry and Nursery, and directly implement the other areas listed.

The Assistant Rector will recruit young adults, young families, and teens to become part of our fellowship, care for them and organize ministry for them, and grow our church.  Our Young Family Group meets twice a month for lunch, Bible Study and prayer on Sundays.  Our Young Adult group used to meet weekly, but is not now meeting and needs to be restarted.

The Sr. high youth ministry at CHS serves young people in grades 9 through 12.  Senior high CORE meets twice a month on Sunday evenings for discipleship, at which we emphasize Bible study, fellowship, and fun.  We split up into guy’s groups and girl’s groups once a month. We also meet every other Sunday morning for Sunday school during the worship service.  The Jr. High youth ministry serves young people in grades 6 through 8.  Middle School Mania meets twice a month on Sunday afternoon for fun and discipleship. A few of our teens are being mentored by adults in the congregation. We’d like to expand this.  Along with our weekly meetings, we do occasional service projects, and we serve and evangelize in the summer by participating in Camp Booyah, and joining with the adults in our Haiti and Uganda mission trips. We run a teen confirmation class every other year.  We would like to develop more fun outings, such as movie nights, mini golf, bowling, etc. Currently, we have about 10 students in our high school ministry and another 12 middle schoolers. The pool of students connected to our ministry is larger.

Qualifications and Competencies:

-Must be ordained or in the ordination process.  Anglican ordination preferred – if you are ordained in another tradition, we will consider you, but you must be willing to become an Anglican priest.

-Must have experience in, and a passion for, youth ministry.

-Must be in alignment with CHS and ANCA (Anglican Church of North America) theology and practice: The GAFCON Jerusalem Declaration

-Bachelor’s degree, M.Div. or equivalent ministry experience/training preferred.

-This person must also show a motivated desire to model a life of continual learning, growth, repentance, and being a faithful follower of Christ by the grace of God.

-Must have vision and demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry to youth and families.

-Must have excellent communications and computer skills.

-Must speak fluent English.

-Must be humble, teachable, and able to follow direction; must be a self-starter

-Must meet the character qualifications of an Elder in God’s church set forth in the Bible.