Grace Church Haywards Heath (RH16 4GJ)
Date posted: 20th April 2023
Application ends: 31st December 2023
An opportunity to train for/enter independent church leadership with a growing FIEC church in Mid-Sussex. For the right candidate, there is the potential to set up and co-lead a church plant with the aim of becoming its minister.
We are looking for someone to serve alongside our minister for four years from September 2023. The role will involve: 1) sharing the preaching, teaching and breadth of church ministries; 2) overseeing the youth and children's work; 3) gaining experience and mentoring in church leadership; 4) involvement in a potential church plant. Depending on circumstances the candidate would work 0.6-0.8 of the church working week. Those without formal training would undertake an agreed course of study in the remainder of their time. However, this position would also suit anyone wanting to use the extra time in order to undertake further study, other employment, or the care of children. Salary: £25-30k pro rata, which would include the costs of study.
1/ be an evangelical Christian who is known to display the qualities of Titus 1v3-9, and who agrees with the FIEC doctrinal basis 2/ show enthusiasm for prayer, evangelism, and discipling and caring for God's people 3/ have some aptitude for the thorough teaching of the Bible to adults, children and youth, and in initiating, leading and equipping people for ministries within the church
Planted in Bolnore (a new build section of Haywards Heath) in 2015, we are a warm hearted church that comprises around 120 people from various nationalities, of whom half are children and young people. We have strong links with the Sussex Gospel Partnership for which our minister is the Associate Trainer, and hold a dual policy on baptism. Our vision is to be an area church centred on Bolnore, with four particular values: treasuring Christ in a way that overflows in prioritising church, embracing truth and living mission.