Lead Elder

Date Posted: April 5, 2021
Hours Per Week: 20-30
Church of the Apostles (Evangelical Anglican)
Coventry, RI, USA
Job Type: Solo Pastor
Other Details

Church of The Apostles (Evangelical Anglican)
170 Fairview Avenue
Coventry, RI 02816

Church of The Apostles is an autonomous Christian Congregation rooted in the ordered ministerial, liturgical and theological Anglican tradition. Church of The Apostles is, therefore, a Congregation that finds her essential Anglican identity and ethos in the liturgical use of her 2018 version of the Common Prayer Book (CPB).

Position:  Lead Elder  (Elder who is first among equals)

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and lead the Sunday morning service.
  • Prepare sermons based on weekly assigned liturgy (with exceptions when appropriate).
  • Prepare Sunday preaching schedule at least 3 months in advance.
  • Attend and lead monthly council meetings.
  • Teach an adult Bible study after Sunday morning worship service.
  • Perform wedding ceremonies according to the Biblical definition found in our bylaws.
  • Lead funerals and baptisms.
  • Work with elders and deacons in the overall running of the church.
  • Use the Common Prayer Book currently being used at Church of The Apostles.
  • Have a personal prayer and Bible study devotion with the goal of increasing knowledge and intimacy with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 


  • Prior experience and a seminary degree are not required but are preferable.
  • Experienced in and/or willing to serve in the Anglican tradition.
  • Is in agreement with the 39 Articles of Religion.
  • Teaches and preaches both exegetically and topically.
  • Aligned with our church’s doctrinal statement.
  • He is committed to integrity and accountability to those he serves.


  • Relationship oriented
  • Strong team player
  • Exceptional mentoring skills
  • Forward thinking
  • Servant’s heart
  • Character of high integrity and trust

Contact Information
Applicants should send their resume to the following:

Church of The Apostles
170 Fairview Avenue
Coventry, RI 02816

Mark for: Call Committee

Or email to: [email protected]

Note: Bi-vocational applicants may apply.


How To Apply

Send resume to [email protected]

Mail to:
Church of The Apostles
170 Fairview Ave.
Coventry, RI 02816

Attn: Call Committee