Can you help us to reach people who have little or no contact with the gospel, through this key role in a large evangelical church in the university town of Loughborough? As Associate Rector in this newly designated Resourcing Church you will take on significant leadership responsibilities in encouraging as well as developing leadership and discipleship.
Emmanuel is a church which sits comfortably within the Open Evangelical Tradition and is open to Charismatic Renewal. There are 300 people on our electoral roll as well as around 60-80 young people however there are about 400 adults on our database. We are in regular contact with about 40 students. There is an International Café that meets every Sunday afternoon to encourage and support a richly diverse group of overseas students.
In its role as a Resourcing Church, Emmanuel is also working with
The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd Church is also of the Open Evangelical Tradition. Average attendance for Sunday Services is 55; with 80 on the Electoral Roll and 133 in the worshipping community, which includes a very small number of active lay leaders and helpers, within a loyal, stable membership of mainly local, and some very elderly, people. In the last 18 months there has been a focus on developing worship and linking with the community.
Resourcing Churches are about a disruptive, step change to help us better the whole of our parishes that many more may come to know the love, purposes and identity which Jesus Christ brings, grow as His disciples and better serve others in response.
Each Resourcing Church will normally be given an additional full-time Associate, two Resourcing Church Curates (who will normally lead church plants, grafts and fresh expressions of Church), Mission Apprentices, a church planting grant and join a six year ‘community of practice’ with the other five Resourcing Churches across the Diocese. This additional support is to try and develop church plants that plant churches, fresh expressions of Church who encourage other fresh expressions of Church. Each Resourcing Church has an outline plan for the next six years of new worshipping communities, fresh expressions of Church and grafts, alongside the ongoing renewal of the existing worshipping community.
It is expected that, in every sense, Resourcing Churches will ‘give away’ far more than they ‘receive’ for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Resourcing Churches will embody the values of generosity, partnership, audacity and humility.
To oversee the development of leadership and discipleship within Emmanuel with reference to the Good Shepherd in order to resource a Resourcing Church. The role will be based and focused predominantly at Emmanuel.
This is a senior role within the Church, integral to and at the heart of the Resourcing Church senior leadership team. As these are still the early days, it is too soon to know all the role will entail and so, as we journey further into God’s calling, and to fit the specific style and gifts of the person appointed, the exact role description will be worked out between the Resourcing Church and the person appointed during the Autumn and Spring.
We seek a person who:
For an informal conversation about the post contact Ven Claire Wood, Archdeacon of Loughborough: 0116 261 5321, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about this application process, please use this link
The closing date for this post is 12th November.
Interviews will be held on 6th December.