Bush Hill Park Community Church is looking for a Ministry Trainee who wants to grow in the faith, develop their gifts, and is keen to explore their suitability for gospel ministry.
Bush Hill Park Community Church is an FIEC church, which was planted 14 years ago to reach a particular neighbourhood in North London. On a normal Sunday around 40 adults and around 15 children will attend our morning service, and we have contact with a range of different people in our community during the week.
As a church we are seeking to Glorify God in all we do, but especially as we Grow in the faith and Go out with the gospel to our neighbours. We are also eager to maintain links with other gospel churches for the purpose of church planting in the borough of Enfield through the Together For Mission partnership.
Our desire is that a Ministry Trainee will grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord and develop greater maturity in the Christian faith; develop their gifts in a particular area of local church ministry through a combination of training and hands-on ministry experience; and gain a better understanding of how their gifting and character might be used in future ministry to make lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ.
Areas of Training
There are three key areas where Ministry Trainees will be expected to develop.
Throughout the year, Ministry Trainees will get a taste of the various ministries of a local church. Within this broad experience, we would also want to ensure that they have a specific area of ministry focus. This will vary depending on the gifts and skills of the individual, but could include children’s & youth ministry, international ministry, or community outreach. The trainee will be supervised by the Pastor, who will provide day to day management, and regular feedback.
In order to help Ministry Trainees develop and grow, they will receive a variety of training inputs to equip them for bible teaching and pastoral ministry. We envisage that Ministry Trainees will attend the Cornhill Training Course one day a week alongside some in-house training projects, and that this will be supplemented by other conferences.
In addition to forming knowledge and gifts, we also want to ensure that Ministry Trainees develop a godly character. Therefore, time each week will be devoted to practical tasks that are necessary to support ministry. These will include: setting up rooms for meetings, general administration, and various domestic tasks.
Ministry Trainees will work under the line management of the Pastor, under the authority of the church Elders. The role is for a fixed term of 1 year (including a 3 month probationary period), although in certain cases it may be possible to extend this by another year.
Ministry Trainees will be deployed as voluntary workers by the church for five and half days a week, with five weeks holiday during the year plus bank holidays. Some Saturday and evening work may be required. A training grant is provided to cover day to day expenses. The total grant is £5,060 per annum. Ministry Trainees will be provided with accommodation in a church flat. There will be no bills or council tax to pay.
A successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The start date is Thursday 1st September 2022.
Ministry Trainees must have a firm commitment to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Saviour and the backing of their church leaders in applying for this role. A successful applicant must have a passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ and will be in full agreement with the BHPCC statement of faith.Contact us