ARCHDEACON OF IPSWICH
We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative colleague for this new post to work with the Deanery of Ipswich (147,000 residents) on our Inspiring Ipswich project, to strengthen mission and ministry across the town.
Over the next six years Inspiring Ipswich aims to develop 1500 new disciples, plant 8 churches, create (at least) 18 new Fresh Expressions of Church and enrich mission and ministry across our existing parishes. As Archdeacon you will lead this project by:
For an informal conversation please contact Bishop Mike Harrison on 01473 252829. This post is subject to the success of our second stage SDF application.
Closing date for applications 16th November
Leadership of Ipswich and Project Direction of Inspiring Ipswich:
*Subject to approval for SDF by the Archbishop’s Council Strategic Investment Board.
For more information about this application process, please use this linkhttp://www.cofesuffolk.org/vacancies/role/archdeacon-of-ipswich
With the whole Church of England, the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, comprising most of Suffolk, is focussed on engaging people anew with the Christian faith, forming flourishing congregations and making a difference for good in our communities.
We are well placed to initiate innovative ways as well as develop tried and tested approaches to mission and evangelism. We have a very wide range of existing congregations, in rural, market town and urban communities, and are committed to developing new congregations and fresh expressions.
Our aim is four-fold: to grow in depth of faith, to grow numerically, to grow younger, and to grow in our influence for good across Suffolk. To achieve these aims we are focussing on growth in faith and discipleship, on increasing vocations and enhancing training, on shaping our structures and relationships for growth and learning, and on becoming evidently good stewards of our resources, including of our high number of treasured church buildings.
We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative colleague for this new post to work with the Deanery of Ipswich (147,000 residents) to lead on our Inspiring Ipswich project.
Over the next six years Inspiring Ipswich aims to develop 1,500 new disciples, plant 8 churches, create (at least) 18 new Fresh Expressions of Church and enrich mission and ministry across our existing parishes.