Harper Church, which meets in Plantation, Kinning Park, Glasgow, is looking to appoint a Pastor in Training.
This is a full time role to kick start a lifetime of ministry. The pastor-in-training will work 3 days a week alongside the existing staff team, pastors Alan McKnight, Craig Dyer and Carl Robinson, and the other elders, to gain experience in leadership, preaching, pastoral care and more. The pastor-in-training will be given responsibility for an aspect of Harper ministry to gain hands on experience, learn leadership and develop skills.
The remainder of the week will be for related study at an approved training course e.g.
Cornhill Pastors’ Training Course (http://www.cornhillscotland.org.uk/pastors-training-course/) or
Edinburgh Theological Seminary (http://www.ets.ac.uk/undergraduate/undergraduate/bachelor-of-theology)
We would be prepared to consider other recognised programmes.
Commencing in August 2018, the pastor-in-training role is a 3 year appointment involving 18 hours per week working for Harper Church, associated course attendance and private study, and a holiday allocation of 15 days (noting that 3 days make up a working week).
It is salaried at £8,000 per year. In addition, Harper Church will contribute up to £1,500 towards approved course fees. We encourage pastors-in-training to seek additional funding from trust funds, or raise financial support from their sending church, family and friends. We will help in this process.
Acceptance onto the PIT programme is dependent on acceptance onto an aforementioned appropriate course of study.
This pastor-in-training role would suit anyone who is preparing for full time gospel work in a local church, has already served as a ministry apprentice/trainee in a local church. The PIT position is seen as a step on from that.
Harper Church is complementarian in policy and belongs to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). A suitable candidate would subscribe to the Harper Church statement of faith. http://www.harperchurch.co.uk/read/what-we-believe
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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