Christ Church is a vibrant and growing Anglican (ACNA) church in downtown Austin, Texas with 500 active worshippers. Christ Church is called into the heart of the city, to bear witness to the goodness of God and the bounty of Jesus’ reign in every arena of life. We want to be used of God so that no one stands alone: no one in Christ Church; no one in Austin; no one in the world. It is our hope that all people would stand in the company of Christ and His people.
This vision calls upon the time, treasure and talents of the people of God to be engaged with purpose, directed toward a hurting world and making a difference in the streets, homes and workplaces of Austin, and beyond. Why? So that ultimately, we might exalt Jesus Christ. We’re called to be a people of changed lives, serving our world, together in the heart of Austin for the praise of His glory.
- Assist the Rector in the pastoral leadership of the parish, pastoral care of the parish and the education and equipping of members for life and ministry. The list below represents the main categories of responsibility with examples that are representative of the role.The candidate’s experience, gifts and calling will also contribute to the shape of the role.
- Pastoral Leadership
- Actively grow and build community among young adults
- Provide oversight to some lay-led ministry teams
- Assist with leading Sunday worship and occasional preaching
- Disciple and develop new leaders in the parish
- Serve as a catalyst for possible new initiatives
- Lead the assimilation process
- Pastoral Care
- Direct lay-led pastoral care initiatives, as well as provide personal pastoral counsel; experience/familiarity with healing prayer is also desirable
- Sick and Homebound Visits
- Assist, as needed, with weddings, funerals and baptisms
- Education and Equipping
- Assist the current Small Groups Pastor with oversight of small group ministry
- Lead and/or assist with The Alpha Course or similar courses, as offered
- Teach and train, in partnership with others, in classroom or other formats, to “equip the saints” for a fruitful life and ministry
- Plan Occasional Community Building and Outreach Events
- Additional/alternate roles will be considered, subject to candidate’s giftings and calling
- Perform other duties, as assigned by the Rector
Reports to Rector
- The candidate will have a seminary degree and will have been ordained as an Anglican priest. (Some exceptions may be made for candidates still in the ordination process.)
- The candidate will be a strong addition to the core leadership team who can contribute creative ideas, wisdom and contribute constructively to the overall vision, direction and tone of the church.
- The candidate will be effective at building teams, leading teams and serving as part of a team.
The candidate will embrace the following Christ Church leadership values, expected of all staff and Vestry:
- Catalytic: Able to make things happen; initiates transformation/formation; generative
- Fun-loving: Light-hearted and joyful; not taking ourselves too seriously
- Hard-working: Has whole-hearted devotion to our work; cares about our work in a way that aims for results and excellence
- Perpetually learning: Always reading and listening; looks for ways to keep growing/learning within ourselves and within our ministries; asks good questions
- Relational: Relates to each other and parishioners with a “people first” mentality; contributes to a culture of care and trust
- Risk-taking: Willing to take a chance, to fail; is adaptable and willing to think outside the box
- The candidate will maintain a personal and professional lifestyle of high Christian character.
This is a full-time salaried position, with benefits.
To apply, please submit a resume, with references and contact information, and responses to the Questionnaire. Candidates might be asked to later submit or link to a sermon sample and complete an assessment tool for gifts/traits/skills. Please submit all application materials electronically. You may follow this link for the questionnaire. There is a link within the questionnaire to submit your resume.
Send Resume and Application to the attention of:
The Rev. Cliff Warner
Christ Church, 112 Medina Street, Austin, Texas 78702
Administrative Assistant to the Rector
Reports to: Rector
Position Summary: Provide administrative support to the Rector in both local parish and denominational ministry endeavors, serving as both personal assistant and administrative face of the Office of the Rector.
- Administrative duties include calendaring (reconciling church, family and work calendars) and scheduling appointments, serving as gatekeeper to the Rector and redirecting appointments that can be appropriately handled by another pastoral staff member, while ensuring people are helped/served in a friendly, compassionate manner. Administrate projects (hiring processes, Vestry transitions, etc.).
- Reviews and/or drafts the Rector’s correspondence, answers mail, and/or composes letters and correspondence, as directed.
- Arranges and reserves all ministry-related travel.
- Collects receipts for ministry-related expenses, and handles expense reporting.
- Assist Rector with both short and long term planning, and implement systems where needed to improve efficiency and organization. Assist with work-flow management, prioritization of tasks, and timelines.
- Host and welcome guests of the Rector’s office (including Vestry, in-office appointments and staff).
- Assists with planning events and meetings hosted by the Rector/coordinate hosting responsibilities for special guests, job candidates, speakers, and visiting clergy.
- Manage Rector’s personal appointments and errands as required.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Education: College Degree or Professional Career Development Equivalent
- Technical Skills: High proficiency in using Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, etc) and Google Docs/Sheets. Very high aptitude for both PC and MAC based products as well as specialized database management, and aptitude for learning office applications.
- Personal Attributes: Must have a strong Christian faith. Must be welcoming, encouraging, hospitable, patient and show compassion for those you serve and the office you represent. Must be attentive to details, excel at follow-through, and have an organized disposition. Confidentiality in all matters is an absolute necessity. Able to work independently and efficiently. Must be able to work and adapt in an environment of change and growth. Develop a working knowledge of denominational hierarchy in title and position within the Anglican Communion.
Expected work week: Part time position = 20-25 hours per week
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.