Job Details

Type: temporary
Hours: full time
Location: Aylesbury
Salary: Funding available - to be discussed at interview
Posted: 18 Sep 2020
Closes: 18 Mar 2021
Ref: T18092020-0949/LONG

Important Requirements

Applications can only be considered from those who are UK citizens or who otherwise have a right to work in the UK.

You will need to be able to declare wholehearted acceptance of the FIEC doctrinal basis and agreement with the FIEC ethos statements.


Colin Wells (Pastor)
[email protected]


Long Crendon Baptist Church is an independent evangelical church, located about 12 miles from Oxford in a semi-rural context. We are a vibrant church full of young families, with established ministries for both young and old. 

Our vision at LCBC is to see ‘Lives Changed By Christ.’ This happens as we prayerfully proclaim the gospel and live out our faith in Jesus alongside other people. The Ministry Training Scheme seeks to prepare people for a lifetime of this work by keeping 4 key areas of development in view…

  • Biblical Convictions 
  • Godly Character 
  • Ministry Competencies 
  • Relational Chemistry


  • Those who love Jesus and are seeking to grow as his disciples
  • Those who are passionate about teaching the bible and growing as leaders
  • Those who are considering being set apart for gospel ministry
  • Those who are ready to engage across a wide range of ministries
  • Those who are active in their own personal evangelism
  • Those who are keen to experience ministry in a vibrant semi-rural setting
  • Those who are committed to our vision, mission, values and statement of faith
  • Those who have been encouraged by their current church leaders to think seriously about further training


The training scheme involves three main components…

1) Bible Training

  • External bible training such as Cornhill / Biblical Counselling UK / South Central Ministry Training Course
  • Internal training / Structured reading
  • Attendance at relevant conferences
  • Induction into life and ministry at LCBC

2) Ministry Experience

  • Induction into life and ministry at LCBC
  • Involvement in a full range of ministries at LCBC
  • Opportunity to focus on specific ministry areas
  • Leading Bible studies
  • Giving Bible talks
  • Reading 1-2-1 with others
  • Access to staff meetings and other ‘less visible’ aspects of church life
  • 1-2-1 mentoring, development and feedback
  • Joining staff as they visit and pastor individuals and families
  • International mission experience

Personal Evangelism: In addition to the more formal aspects of ministry experience above we do expect all individuals to be actively engaged in their own personal evangelism. Programmes will be tailored to ensure time is created in your diary to live for Jesus alongside people who are yet to trust in him.

3) Practical Service

  • Set up for events
  • Office work / administration support
  • Audio-visual support


  • Being a member of a vibrant semi-rural church with a wide range of family, children and young people’s ministries
  • A broad experience of local church ministry combined with a more tailored focus in specific areas of interest
  • Weekly involvement in the South Central Ministry Training Course or other similar courses which will bring you together with other ministry trainees in the region
  • Regular exposure and time with those on the staff team


Raising financial support is an important part of Christian ministry – we therefore ask all Trainees to be active in raising some of their own financial support to contribute towards the overall cost of the training. However, we also have a budget available so that finances do not prevent the right people from being a part of the training scheme.


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Required Skills

We are looking for individuals who are committed to our vision and values, who are centred on God's word, and who are willing to serve the cause of Christ in full dependence on Him.

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