Church Planter

Full-time £28870 / year
Includes housing

St Matthew's Ponders End (EN34LA)

Date posted: 5th May 2023
Application ends: 19th June 2023

Three North London Conservative Evangelical churches are planting a church in Ponders End, Enfield, and are seeking a male pastor to lead the church plant.


The primary focus of this role is to prayerfully set a vision for a new church community in Ponders End and to work with partner churches to build community links and establish St Matthew's as a grace-filled, Bible teaching church reaching out to the community in Ponders End. Key responsibilities - Set and embed the vision and strategy for the church plant - Building relationships in the community and with local and partner churches, establish a core team to be part of a church plant - Be the lead Pastor responsible for spiritual and pastoral care within the church - Model evangelism by actively seeking to promote and spread the gospel in Ponders End - Regular Bible preaching and talks - Regular leading of worship on a Sunday and special religious occasions including funerals and weddings (where appropriate) - Work with the partner and local churches to continue to raise financial support for the plant - Recruitment and oversight of volunteers within the church to lead ministries - Practice hospitality and share meals in your home with church members - Developing church ministries and missional outreach to the local community - Oversight of operations including timings, location, social media etc. - Ensuring the diocesan safeguarding policy and procedures are complied with

Required skills

As conservative evangelical Anglican churches whose PCCs have passed resolutions under the House of Bishops' Declaration, we seek a man who can demonstrate that he is: - A humble, servant-hearted leader who lives with integrity in his daily life and who lets his biblical convictions lead their priorities and focus in ministry - A mature disciple of Jesus Christ, committed to continually growing in his relationship with God through the study of Scripture, prayer and a dependence on the Holy Spirit - An evangelical minister with excellent theological training (and ideally ordained in the Church of England) - An able evangelist, passionate about sharing the gospel of Christ - An imaginative initiator who is capable of independent action and inspiring others - A gifted and engaging teacher of God's word with experience of regular expository preaching - Church planting experience is desirable but not essential - Experience of ministry in a culturally diverse missional setting is desirable but not essential


The role is a full-time position working 6 days per week including some evening work. The Church Planter will be an employee of the Parochial Church Council of St Thomas Oakwood and will report to the Vicar of St Thomas, Rich Alldritt. **Please contact us for a full job description and application pack before applying. Email