Main Campus

3966 McKinney Ave

Dallas, Texas 75204

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North Campus

12727 Hillcrest Rd

Dallas, Texas 75230

Location Currently CLOSED

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O Father, we pray that your Holy Spirit would be upon our search committee, vestry, and parish family; to open our hearts and minds as we prayerfully search for our next rector and guide us to find and receive the one whom you have chosen. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Welcome to the Church of the Incarnation’s Rector Search page. With the assistance of the Diocese of Dallas, our parish is searching for a new rector. We invite you to check this page frequently for updates and other important information.

The search for a new Rector is not simply a hiring process but rather a process of discernment guided by prayer, scripture, reflection, and input from the members of this parish.

As we enter this season together, remember that Church of the Incarnation remains – as it ever has been – in the best of hands – the pierced hands of the Good Shepherd who lay down his life for the sheep, and whoever guides us toward green pastures.

Candidate Profile

The Church of the Incarnation seeks a person possessing the following qualities and experience:

  • Firm and committed Christian who leads by personal example
  • Live in the faith so to inspire and lead the parish in:
    • Worship in the Great Tradition of the Church
    • Grow Disciples of Jesus Christ
    • Serve the Poor
    • Raise up Christian Leaders for the Renewal of the Church
  • Grounded in traditional Anglican spirituality, yet open to engagement both within and without the Anglican communion
  • An understanding of the history and unique character of the Church of the Incarnation
  • Respect for both Anglo-Catholic and contemporary facets of Incarnation church life and Eucharistically-centered liturgy and music
  • Commitment to the Episcopal tradition of recognition and engagement of spiritual gifts of the laity
  • Appreciation of the role of small groups in discipling members of a large parish
  • Appreciation of the role of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Christian Church
  • A commitment to using the resources of Incarnation to further the Church’s mission to the Episcopal Church, the local community, and the world at large
  • Engaging and inspiring preaching style
  • Demonstrated skill in the development and maintenance of a strong Christian education program
  • The ability to attract, retain and utilize talented clergy and staff
  • Demonstrated skill in leading a large staff while retaining overall strategic control of the church’s mission with first class people management skills
  • Commitment to fostering stewardship within the parish and demonstrated ability to encourage sacrificial giving at all levels of contribution, both for our annual fund and future capital campaigns
  • Profile and confidence to lead—and continue to grow—one of the biggest parishes in the Episcopal Church
  • Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully and decisively lead church through all conceivable challenges
  • A heart for pastoral care and a conviction that the needs of our most vulnerable parishioners (the elderly, sick and housebound) must be prioritized
  • A commitment to leading a children & family, youth, and young adult ministry that prepares the next generation of church members to be disciples of Christ
  • A commitment to maintaining the momentum of–and growing yet further–an existing parish-wide mission program
  • A commitment to the local outreach we have developed through Incarnation House, Incarnation Place, etc.
  • Recognition of the challenges and opportunities inherent in leading a church with multiple campuses
  • Spiritual Discipline
  • Wisdom
  • Holiness
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • The ability to recognize personal shortcomings and plan to recruit staff and clergy who can supplement the skillsets of the existing team
  • Charisma
  • Openness-a proven willingness to know people and be known
  • Dedication to building, growing, and supporting a thriving community of believers
  • Consensus builder
  • Sense of humor
  • Physical, emotional and financial stability
  • Ability to relate to people at all stages of life from infancy to old age and from diverse backgrounds and circumstances
  • Clear-minded leadership that never lets a challenge become a crisis
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to plan for the long-term
  • Ability to delegate and allow others to run with a function or facet of parish life while retaining overall control
  • A heart for mentoring of young priests and lay leaders

Questions?

Don’t see the answer to your question? Please email and a search committee member will get back to you. Your feedback and inquiries are completely confidential and will only be shared with the search committee.