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Charlotte Chapel, a big and busy church in the heart of Edinburgh, is looking for its next Pastor-in-Training.
Our vision is to see lives transformed through faith in Jesus Christ, and training pastors is a crucial part of our mission to achieve that.
So, if you've completed a ministry apprenticeship, and are looking for a context in which to grow in your walk with Jesus and serve in a church whilst studying theology, the PIT at Charlotte might be for you.
Here's what's involved:
1) It's a bivocational role.
You work 3 days a week for the church.
You study theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary at the same time.
You will have opportunities to work alongside pastors, Paul Rees, Liam Garvie and Andy Paterson, who teach and model what ministry should look like.
You will have leadership of a ministry area where you can get your hands dirty, learning leadership and invaluable experience.
You will have a discipleship mentor where your holiness is pursued as much as the development of any preaching gift.
At the same time, you study theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. http://www.ets.ac.uk. You will study systematic theology and pastoral theology and the like, exploring the depths of the gospel and how it applies in practical ministry areas. You will study biblical languages and the history of Christianity. You will obtain a recognised, accredited degree, accepted by local churches.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS
The PIT role is a 3 year, part-time post, commencing on 1st of August 2018.
It involves 18 hours per week working for Charlotte Chapel, a holiday allocation of 15 days annual leave and the usual public holidays. (noting that 3 days makes up a working week).
It is salaried at £10000 per year.
In addition, Charlotte Chapel usually pays for the course fees at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, though sometimes this isn’t necessary (e.g. where SAAS funding is obtainable).
We encourage apprentices to seek additional funding in a number of ways. E.g. Apply to trust funds like the Bonar Trust. Grants are available for up to £5000. (note: successful completion of the Cornhill Training Course makes successful application more likely). Raise financial support from your sending church, family and friends. We can help you do this.
Obviously, to be accepted onto the PIT programme, you need to be accepted onto the ETS course. The role will not be offered to anyone declined.
Ideally, the PIT role is for anyone who has already served as a ministry apprentice/trainee in a local church. The PIT position is seen as a natural step up from that.
It's for anyone pursuing pastoral ministry.
It’s for anyone who is convictionally baptist and can subscribe to Charlotte Chapel’s statement of faith. https://www.charlottechapel.org/about-us/what-we-believe/
It’s for anyone who can subscribe to the corresponding FIEC documents.
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.
Charlotte Chapel is a big and busy church in the heart of Edinburgh. Our vision is to see lives transformed through faith in Jesus Christ, and by God's grace, we're seeing just that.
But there's work to be done - in our own hearts and in Edinburgh. That's why we make it our mission to glorify God by helping people
- Love God and love people
- Grow in prayer and obedience to God's word
- Serve Christ and the world with the gifts he's given
- Go and make disciples who themselves Love, Grow, Serve and Go.