Bush Hill Park Community Church is looking for a Ministry Trainee who wants to 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.
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 the home of one the church family. 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 Monday 3rd September 2018.
Please send a CV and a covering letter including your testimony, details of any ministry experience, the contact details of 2 referees (including your church leader), and an explanation of why you would like to take on the role.
Ministry Trainees must have a firm commitment to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Saviour and the backing of their current church leaders in applying for this role. A successful applicant must be teachable, growing in Christian maturity, have a passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ, and will be in full agreement with the BHPCC statement of faith.
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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