We are looking to appoint a full-time pastor (from within the U.K.), following the present pastor's retirement.
Currently the pastor and elders meet when possible fortnightly to review the life of the church, any needs among the members and to make any leadership decisions. Most of the Sunday preaching is undertaken by the pastor, although midweek prayer meetings and Bible Studies are also shared among the elders and others appointed by the elders. Hospitality and visitation is shared among the pastor and elders. The pastor also chairs business meetings, currently leads services in local care homes and supports other evangelistic initiatives.
Accommodation will be provided.
Believing in the primacy of preaching, the church would be looking for a competent preacher. However, he would also need to have a pastor/servant heart and to be able and willing to relate to and care for a variety of people. He would also need to be someone willing to envision and lead the church in its evangelistic outreach and preferably be able to disciple and train up future leaders and Christian workers. An appointee would be required to subscribe to the FIEC Basis of Faith and the three Statements on Gospel Unity, Women in Ministry and Same Sex Marriage.
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.
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Hounslow West Evangelical Church
The church is situated in a multi-ethnic suburban area close to London (Heathrow) Airport. Many nationalities besides Anglo-Saxon live in the area(in particular South Asians, especially Punjabis). The area has good transport connections: the church is near Hounslow West Underground Station, the M4 and Heathrow Airport and is served by several bus routes. The congregation is multi-ethnic e.g. from Brazil, Ghana, four states in India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal and the United Kingdom.