Volunteer Ministry Apprentice

Calne Free Church

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Job Details

Type: contract
Hours: full time
Location: Calne
Salary: 5000
Posted: 14 Aug 2020
Closes: 07 Oct 2020
Ref: C14082020-1554/CALNE

Important Requirements

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.


Charlie Fadipe (Pastor)
[email protected]

Calne Free Church (CFC) is offering a one-year full or part time training programme providing theological study, word ministry and practical service as we seek to equip men and women for service in the local church. 

We are a FIEC church community where people belong, learn and serve together and where we seek to give ministry trainees the very best involvement with us as part of a growing, enthusiastic church. 

The role involves working 3 days a week for Calne Free Church with a potential 2 days a week working for a Christian ministry. Trainees need to be flexible, teachable, and passionate to see the Gospel flourish both in their local community and overseas. They need to be spiritually mature Christians with an enthusiasm to grow in understanding and Christian character. 

Together we will explore and develop their gifts for ministry serving in the life of the church. 

Trainees will study a day each week in term time on the South West Gospel Ministry training course (MTC), based in Bath. In addition, they will read and study books under the Pastor’s direction and be involved in reading the Bible 1-2-1 with people in the church. They will receive mentoring from the Pastor to help them grow in competence in handling the Bible and teaching it to others. As the year progresses, mutually agreed avenues of service can be explored and training provided. 

Further opportunity:
There is an opportunity to apply to SAT-7 UK to spend two days a week working as an intern for them in their office based in Chippenham. SAT-7 is a Middle Eastern ministry committed to spreading Joy in the Middle East and North Africa, through authentic Christian TV programming. The details of the role would need to be agreed with SAT-7 but would mostly likely be in their communications and digital media team. This work will give exposure to how the Gospel is growing in some of the most inhospitable countries to the Gospel and thus strengthen your faith and conviction in the Gospel. This part of the role is subject to a successful application and interview with SAT-7 UK. 

Living costs
CFC will seek to find suitable accommodation for trainees with a local church family or will endeavour to provide accommodation for which they will cover the rent. Apprentices will be responsible for their food and living expenses.

We will offer trainees a grant of £5,000 a year and will cover appropriate ministry expenses. This is a voluntary trainee position, not an employee position. Alongside the grant from the church, we encourage Apprentices to seek donations from friends, family, and their home church to bring their resources up to an adequate level. If the trainee is successful in obtaining the position with SAT-7 UK that will be subject to separate remuneration.

Application process
Please submit your CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for this role to the pastor Charlie Fadipe at [email protected]

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