Spicer Street Church, St Albans, has a membership of some 250 adults and a significant youth and children’s work. The church seeks to know God and to make him known.
Over the years, the church has planted a church in the north of St Albans and another in Hemel Hempstead. It is also currently involved in a revitalisation project in Hertford. It is a member of the FIEC and EFCC. Please see our church handbook for our theological convictions and governance procedures.
The church is led by 11 elders. These include a senior pastor and two assistant pastors, one of whom is a long term appointment and is focused on the youth work. The church also employs a women’s worker, female youth worker and two administrators.
The post holder will be an elder and a trustee and will have significant responsibility within the church. The post is also to be regarded as a training position with the expectation that the assistant pastor will move on to a pastorate after three years (in some cases the church may extend an invitation to serve for a further two years).
Areas of responsibility
1. Regular preaching and leading of services.
2. Pastoral care.
3. Leading discipleship and evangelism programmes. We run both Life Explored and Christianity Explored.
4. Growth group leadership. The assistant pastor usually has a particular focus on the 18-20s age group.
5. Helping with the youth work when needed.
- A mature believer as evidenced by the characteristics required for eldership as laid down in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
- Agreement with our doctrinal basis of faith and distinctives.
- A heart for evangelism and discipleship.
- Teaching gifts.
- A team player who can relate well to others.
- Ideally, the post holder will have had a period of formal theological education.
This post has usually suited someone who has some ministry experience and/or is a relatively recent graduate from theological college.