Bethesda is a growing independent, evangelical, Bible based, Christ centred church at the heart of the seaside town of Helensburgh. We have now opened up our newly expanded building which has been developed in response to the increased membership and range of activities – with a vision of continuing dynamic growth to the glory of God and the blessing of individuals. The new facilities include a café which is successful in being a bridge with the community. The Scottish Parliament recently passed a motion congratulating Bethesda on its community work.
We are now looking for a suitable person to join our leadership team to replace our previous fulltime pastoral elder who recently stood down, following 16 years of service. His main remit will be to disciple new believers, encourage and support members and also engage in community outreach. This will be alongside our elders, trustees and our other full-time worker who is mainly engaged in her ministry among women.
We expect that the role will involve prayer, visitation, encouraging, counselling, preaching (about twice per month at various forms of services) and leading small groups. We will take account of the particular gifting and skills that he has available and how these relate to our needs. Above all we will be looking for someone with a Godly attitude, personal integrity, a warm personality and who will be a good ‘team player’.
A relevant formal qualification would not necessarily be insisted upon, but it would be essential that the appointee is ‘apt to teach’ (based upon a sound Bible knowledge, with ability to apply and example in his own life).
A copy of our ‘Baptism and Membership’ booklet is available upon request and this sets out the main practices and beliefs held within the church. We expect that the successful applicant will be fully supportive of these.
The salary package is in the range of £30,000 - £34,000 depending on relevant experience. It is not impossible that accommodation can be provided (in lieu of some salary) but this would be subject to some other factors and, at this stage, not definite.
Our website address is bethesdachristianfellowship.org.uk
We would welcome your CV and covering letter of application to;
Bethesda Church Secretary
33 West Dhuhill Drive
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