Children’s and Families' Worker

Lancing Tabernacle Community Church

Job Details

Length: permanent
Type: full time/part time
Location: Lancing
Salary: £25-31k (depending on experience)
Posted: 21 Dec 2023
Closes: 30 Jun 2024

Lancing Tab is an FIEC church of 115 members on the South Coast that is experiencing growth and is making it a priority to invest in our children and young people. We’re the only Bible teaching church for the 20,000 local people. We’d love help in reaching out to our local community.

We are seeking a committed and passionate Children’s and Families Worker to take responsibility for:

  •  Working with the Pastor to support parents in pastoring their families
  •  Leading our Sunday morning and mid-week children’s activities
  •  Developing links with local primary schools and families
  • Work with the Tab Safeguarding Leads and Urban Saints to follow policies on risk assessment, health & safety, and safeguarding.
  • Work with the Safeguarding Leads to promote safeguarding as a priority within the church.
  • Oversee Bible teaching and activities, with responsibility for the following teams:
  • Sunday morning discipleship through creche, primary and secondary age groups.
  • Wednesday outreach through primary and secondary age clubs.
  • Pray regularly for our children and young people.
  • Work with the Pastor to train and support Christian parents in pastoring their families.
  • Train and enable young people to move into various church ministries.
  • Develop links with local primary schools (and in time, secondary schools)

Required Skills

  • Evident and exemplary relationship with Jesus Christ
  • An understanding of safeguarding, child protection legislation and practice.
  • Previous youth ministry experience would be an advantage.
  • A long-term passion to invest in young people for Jesus.
  • Some training and experience teaching the Bible engagingly.
  • Ability to connect with, understand, and support children, youth, and their parents.
  • Leadership to train and develop volunteers, and initiative to make connections with the community.
  • An enhanced DBS
  • A love and commitment to the local church and ability to relate widely to all ages.
  • Computer skills (particularly Microsoft Word & Excel, and email), and proficiency with social media.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Discretion and trustworthiness with pastoral matters.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Skills in teamwork.

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