Emmanuel Community Church seek a women’s worker to co-ordinate and develop discipleship and evangelism amongst a diverse population of women involved with our ministries.
We are a mid-sized thriving church with many young families. There is a significant cohort of well-equipped female volunteers running both organic and organised discipleship groups and bible studies. The role of the women’s worker will be to support, encourage and co-ordinate existing groups and to develop ministry according to the candidate’s strengths. These strengths should include at least one of those identified below.
a) Evangelism – for example developing links into the community, cultivating intentional friendships and directing evangelistic studies or courses
b) Pastoral care for women
c) Word ministry
i. Leading Bible studies
ii. Engaging in, and facilitating, discipleship partnerships, through one-to-ones, prayer triplets, etc. This will apply to diverse age groups and circumstances, i.e. youth, married and unmarried women, older women, those of different ethnicities
iii. Other word ministry as directed by the eldership
d) Organising and facilitating training and events
Emmanuel Community Church wish to invest in the successful candidate through both on-the-job and more formalised training such as training days, events and short courses.
It is essential that the successful candidate:
· is a committed Christian, fitting the description of godly character and purpose as set out in Titus 2:3-4 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13
· is seeking to grow as a disciple of Christ, committed to living according to God’s word in prayerful dependence on Him
· is willing and able to work in a team ministry environment, as well as having the initiative to work independently where appropriate
· is in agreement with the ‘Church Doctrine, Vision and Cultural Issues’ paper of Emmanuel Community Church and in agreement with the church’s Basis of Faith.
· is in agreement with FIEC’s ‘Women in Ministry’ ethos statement.
· if not already, is willing to become a regular attendee or member at Emmanuel Community Church
· has a level of leadership, organisational and administrative skills to mobilise others and facilitate both existing and new ministry opportunities
It is desirable that the successful candidate:
· has prior experience in teaching and discipling women
· has some experience of secular life, i.e. working in a secular job role or living alongside non- Christians