Craven Arms Lay Worker – Overview
This post is part of a joint initiative and partnership between the Diocese of Hereford and the Shropshire and Marches Methodist circuit. This Anglican post is specifically for Craven Arms focussing on developing discipleship and mission particularly to young families. Itcarries the support of Condover Deanery.
The complimentary Methodist church is seeking to employ an Intergenerational Lay Worker with particular focus on young people and teenagers. This includes Clun, Bishop’s Castle and Craven Arms
Please contact Jo Gibbon on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. The closing date for applications is 20th September.
This is a new post working alongside existing local congregations to identify, plan and lead new opportunities for new people to meet with Jesus. This lay employee will be employed by the Diocese of Hereford and will be under the supervision of the lead Intergenerational Missioner and mentored by the Methodist Ministry & Mission co-ordinator.
·Working in partnership with the traditional church communities to encourage and extend existing opportunities for mission and discipleship particularly among young families.
·Develop worshipping communities for seekers and de churched people, nurturing faith in all generations.
·Plan and deliver acts of worship and ways for people to meet with Jesus that is relevant to their circumstance, age and ability.
·Build relationships with local schools, identifying opportunities for evangelism and spearheading ways in which to support young people.
·Support the overall vision of the Methodist and Anglican churches, District and Diocese.
·Attend regular line management meetings and provide written reports of progress and outcomes as requested by the Methodist and Anglican Church.
·Liaise with lay and ordained Methodist and Anglican team members and their ecumenical partners.
·Keep adequate records of contacts within GDPR guidelines and of work undertaken.
·Adhere to safeguarding policies and attend regular training.
With a minimum 2 years hands on experience of youth work or family ministry within church and/or the wider community you will have the ability to model a strong commitment to Christ and a passion for discipleship Proven ability. Good experience of leading and coordinating activities to enable all generations to grow in their Christian faith.
Craven Arms exhibits an almost unique status and socio-economic cultural mix within the Diocese of Hereford and is among the sizeable communities in South Shropshire. The group of parishes house a population of just over 3,500. Employment features a mix of light industry, agricultural supplies and machinery, some service industry, a halal abattoir and some office and professional services. The work generated by agriculture and the businesses supporting agriculture generate a substantial proportion of the overall income. Across the parishes there is a fairly even distribution of age ranges and the group contains two schools both of which welcome church links.