6/27/17: Rector (Detroit, MI)

What are you looking for?
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Christ Church
Where is the job site located?
Detroit, MI
What do you want this person to do?
Founded in 1845, Christ Church Detroit is a vibrant, diverse, inclusive community in the heart of Detroit which, through its lively worship of Jesus Christ and witness in His name, serves the Christ in all persons. Our neighborhood is expanding as two large residential developments near us reach completion. With support and funding from the city for green space, infrastructure, and improved traffic flow in the immediate area, our location near the Detroit Riverfront is quickly becoming a major plus. We want to share what we have with our neighbors, and, while it may be true that many people don’t want to go to church these days (being more “spiritual” than “religious”), we believe that everyone desires a community that cares. We are responding to these opportunities and continuing our mission to be a “Beacon of Hope in the Heart of Detroit.”

In our next rector, we are looking for:
• a compassionate priest who is theologically alive and grounded in prayer;
• an energizing worship leader whose preaching connects with our lives and challenges us;
• an insightful and available pastor who appreciates the gifts and needs of our elder members, while also growing our younger membership base;
• a creative, community-minded leader to help us increase our presence within the neighborhood and city;
• an empowering leader, who can assist us in working together in ministry, with special attention to ministries that welcome and engage new members; and
• an approachable, good-humored teacher, who walks with us on our faith journey.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
If our celebration of Christ through worship and outreach, as well as our challenge to grow, excite you as they do us, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about us through our profile (http://christcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CCDParishProfile2017.pdf).

If you are interested and might feel called to be our next rector, please send your cover letter, resume, OTM Portfolio, and sample sermons to Canon Jim Gettel at jgettel@edomi.org or Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, 4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201.

When is the application deadline?
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
Do you have a website?