The present pastor is planning to retire and our aim is to appoint a new pastor in the early part of 2020.
The membership of the church is around 60 and consists of people from all age groups. On Sunday morning the congregation usually numbers between 85 and 100 and meets in a local community centre. During the rest of the week the usual activities and ministries operate from our church building. Though some within the church may hold to different positions, the teaching distinctives of the church has been broadly reformed, baptistic and cessationist.
The town of Hoylake is an affluent suburban community on the outskirts of Merseyside. Together with the towns of Meols, Greasby, West Kirby and Moreton, it forms a catchment area for the church of about 50,000 people.
The church has a vision for spiritual and numerical growth. Therefore we desire to appoint a new pastor who fulfils the Biblical criteria for eldership and becomes part of the existing leadership team. Together we want to move forward in the will of the Lord and engage with our local community.
The Church has a vision for spiritual and numerical growth. Therefore we desire to appoint a new pastor who fulfils the Biblical criteria for eldership and becomes part of the existing leadership team. In practice we believe this will involve the following:
1. Godly Character – a clear personal love for Christ and evidence of being transformed by the Gospel so that he will be an example to others in the church.
2. Pastoral Care – a love for people and a desire to shepherd, disciple and guide them as they live for God in this world.
3. Teaching the Scriptures - a faithful steward of the mysteries of God who has the ability to understand, explain and apply the Bible.
4. Leadership Ability – a servant of the church who will help to direct and guide us as we face the challenges and opportunities of fulfilling our calling in this world.
5. Experience – not a novice, but with some experience of pastoral ministry.
We recognize that no pastor will be perfect and he will need the support of the other leaders and members of the church to fulfil their responsibilities. Our desire is to give that support and move forward in the will of the Lord as we engage with our local community and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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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