The Assistant Pastor is a full-time member of the church staff and an elder of the church. We see this as a developmental position in which we build on the Lord’s work so that in 3-5 years the Assistant Pastor is ready to become the sole or senior pastor of another church, possibly a church planted from Kingfisher.
We are looking for a man to join the elders at Kingfisher as an under-shepherd of the Lord Jesus who is the head of the church, with the commission: “Pay attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” (Acts 20:28). The elders’ shared responsibility, and thus the work of the Assistant Pastor is:
- Setting an example in godly living, both personally and in family life,
- Ensuring the church is faithfully taught in the Bible, through public teaching, small groups, and personal mentoring, and to guard against false teaching, for the Assistant Pastor this will include:
o Leading Sunday services,
o Preaching approximately 20 sermons a year,
o Leading other times of Bible teaching and prayer,
o Working with individuals,
- Praying regularly for the whole church family,
- Equipping the whole church for works of services, for the Assistant Pastor this will include:
o Involvement within the evangelistic life of the church,
o Providing leadership, training, and encouragement,
- To rule in the church with humility, exercising their authority according to the Scripture and Christian love, and so are ultimately responsible for organising all the church’s activity.
SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT:
The Assistant Pastor will be line managed by the Senior Pastor. This is a key relationship for the health and growth of the church. The Senior Pastor will be closely involved in mentoring, supervision, feedback, and training in all aspects of pastoral ministry, as well as discipleship input. There will be weekly meetings and regular contact. The Assistant Pastor will be encouraged to attend two conferences a year.
Elders are members of the church who are identified by their desire, character, and gifting as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. The man for whom we are looking will be:
- Trusting the Lord Jesus Christ in saving faith and matching the character requirements for Christian leadership as set out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9,
- Accountable with the ability to submit to appropriate authority and willing to share personally with his peers and be held to account for his behaviour,
- In full agreement with the church’s statement of faith including a commitment to reformation soteriology and baptist convictions,
- Able to demonstrate an ability to faithfully handle the Word of God: committed to expository preaching, and accurate exegesis with Christ honouring application.
However, this is a developmental position and we expect the man to grow in his preaching through experience and feedback,
- A person with a clear love for people: willing to care for them, at ease mixing with people outside the church, willing to be involved in the local community,
able to lead both men and women,
- Teachable and willing to work closely with the Senior Pastor,
- A person with experience in Christian service of a kind that others recognise and affirm,
- A person, preferably, who will have undergone some formal theological training. He will also be supportive of the work of the FIEC and willing the join the FIEC Pastors’ Network as soon as possible (if not already a member).
Those wishing to apply are asked to provide:
- A curriculum vitae, including their experience in church leadership and Christian service,
- A copy of their Christian testimony,
- A short paper (no more than one side of A4 typed) outlining their understanding of Christian ministry,
- The names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of two referees, of whom at least one should be a full-time minister in a church, and both of whom should have known the individual for at least five years.
Application papers should be sent to:
18 Dandby Close
Alternatively emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions can be asked of Richard Fairbairn (01480 476 811).
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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Kingfisher Church is a church plant from St. Neots Evangelical Church.
We began meeting together monthly in February 2013 and have been meeting weekly on a Sunday morning since September 2013. We gather together in a Primary School hall.
Richard Fairbairn was appointed the full time Pastor of Kingfisher Church and began work in the summer of 2014.
As a church we are seeking to live as the place of God's presence and fill our communities with that presence, for the glory of God.