National Lead for Evangelism and Witness

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£44,298 rising to £49,113 after probation
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The Evangelism and Discipleship Team was formed 15 months ago. The aim of the team is to continue the national momentum in evangelism and discipleship through enabling strategic approaches to changing behaviour around evangelism and discipleship by ‘motivating the million’ so that they feel confident to articulate and live out their faith in every aspect of their lives by

  • Developing specific interventions and resources including digital and initiating new activities to enhance evangelism and discipleship at the local level recognising that we should only do nationally what is done best nationally.
  • Spreading, enabling and supporting good practice in support of diocesan, parish or networks initiatives.
  • Directly resourcing people of all ages in their churches and communities.

The primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for developing the work around ‘motivating the million’. This will require creating integrated national strategies and practices to enable our million regular worshippers to be confident to express their faith in both words and actions to help Dioceses and churches to create the right environment for this to happen.

We are looking for someone who wants to creatively and resourcefully develop an integrated strategy for evangelism which will motivate the million and enable a growing Church

The main responsibilities are;

  • Responsibility for overseeing and developing integrated strategies with colleagues and partners for motivating the million in evangelism
  • Working with Dioceses, churches and other organisations so that the million are equipped to be a witness in every part of their lives.
  • Responsible for a national project to identify, equip and release 1000 new evangelists in the Church of England by 2025.
  • Responsible for a new innovative training project to enable church leaders to ‘lead in evangelism.
  • Liaising and working with others

  • Working closely with colleagues in the Evangelism and Discipleship Team

  • Carrying out any other duties as required

  • Overseeing and developing the Mission Network community

Please see attached job description for full details

The ideal requirements are;



  • A good theological understanding of evangelism and an understanding of current trends and research in this area
  • The ability to think and act strategically in order to create robust delivery plans for motivating the million and be accountable for their outcomes.
  • A strong personal commitment to evangelism and experience of local church evangelism in a variety of settings
  • Ability to work closely with others in partnership in delivering strategy and outcomes
  • An innovative and creative person who is willing to take risks in developing new projects and strategies for motivating the million
  • Strong organisational and consultancy skills, able to negotiate within contexts of competing, complex demands and win support;


  • Experience of developing a strategic approach to solving problems
  • A passion and wide experience of communicating the gospel of Jesus and enabling and training others to do it
  • Experience of designing and delivering lay training, ministerial education or ongoing support for and with those involved in evangelism
  • Good experience of the Church of England and commitment and ability to work with all its diverse expressions

Personal Attributes:

  • Well-developed personal and spiritual life able to handle the pressure of a demanding post, requiring travel and absence from home
  • A creative self-starter who also works well in partnership with others
  • A personal enthusiasm for their own ongoing professional development

Please see attached for detailed ideal candidates

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise.

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