Intergenerational Mission Priest

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Craven Arms

The Anglican parishes of the Craven Arms Group in partnership with the Methodist Church and supported by St Andrew’s Independent Church are united in seeking an Ordained Minister in Anglican orders who brings a passion, skills and if possible a track record in reaching a fresh generation for Christ. The call is for someone who through the use of an intentional approach to mission, evangelism and discipleship will lead and enable the formation and discipleship of a new and renewed community of faith.

  • To establish, sustain and grow at least one new congregation
  • To demonstrate a commitment and ability to lead Christian mission, evangelism and discipleship
  • To be immersed in the local community as a Mission Priest
  • To harness the energy and collaboration within the parishes and Methodist Church
  • To be actively engaged with the local Primary Schools
  • To be committed to the church’s strategic priorities
  • To oversee and monitor the traditional ministry of retired priests and lay people
  • To nurture the development of team and shared ministry
  • To share with the diocesan Bishop in the cure of souls; and with all God’s people in discerning and joining in the mission of God within the benefice, deanery and diocese, working collaboratively with all relevant colleagues in accordance with the diocese’s strategic priorities and the Mission Action Planning process.
  • To work in partnership with the Methodist Church
  • To undertake the responsibilities’ specified in the Canons and Ordinal, ensuring the appropriate provision of pastoral care and of the ministries of word and sacrament, so that all may find opportunities to grow in faith as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • To show due regard for their own personal and spiritual well-being, in particular in the Ministry Development Review programme.

A lively and infectious faith in Jesus Christ with a story to tell of their own faith journey

A good understanding or aptitude to quickly acquire such understanding- of the traditions, values, structures and practices of the churches and a willingness to work within its disciplines and structures

A commitment and evident ability to lead Christian mission, evangelism and discipleship

A passion for intergenerational mission -the ability to be able to work across and between the ages

A commitment to be an active part of the Missional Learning community structures already in place in the Diocese

Appreciation of the riches of the inherited tradition alongside an understanding of the urgency and demands of leading churches through change

Someone who has already exercised a leader role/ ministry and is excited to continue to broaden the scope of their experience and expertise

A vision of what it means to be part of a mixed economy church and the ability to relate to the local situation

Proven experience in being part of establishing, sustaining or growing one or more new congregations amongst non churched / all ages/ younger generations

Self motivation with the ability to work collaboratively

The ability to lead and facilitate through listening, discerning, inspiring, encouraging, motivating, and empowering individuals and groups -clergy and lay

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The Craven Arms group of parishes is part of the Condover Deanery in the Archdeaconry of Ludlow, within the Diocese of Hereford. Hereford is the most rural diocese in the Church of England and covers the whole county of Herefordshire, Southern Shropshire, and a few parishes in Worcestershire, Powys and Monmouthshire