Assistant Minister

Part-time £23000-£25000 / year

Bethel Baptist Church (CF83 8ED)

Date posted: 17th June 2023
Application ends: 10th July 2023

This is a part-time ministry role designed to strengthen our team and fuel strategic, long-term ministry to families in Bedwas, expanding on our existing work with children, young people and those who care for them.


ROLE SUMMARY: a) A Leadership Role The Assistant Minister will have primary responsibility for developing, overseeing and maintaining a Christian work that reaches families in the growing village of Bedwas. The purpose is: To work strategically to grow a Christian work amongst families within our church To reach out with the gospel to families in our town who do not know Jesus To ensure the discipleship and inclusion of families, young people and children within the life of the church They will be joining at an exciting time in the life of Bethel as we seek to evolve and move forward building on the strengths of the past and seeking God for all the possibilities for the future. The Families Minister will serve on the Leadership Team, contributing insight and experience to help us pursue our vision. b) A Discipleship and Training Role The role requires the AM to be able to know and teach the gospel. They will be skilled in applying the Bible wisely for the purposes of discipleship and evangelism. The AM will work alongside the leadership team to identify, mobilise and train team-members from within the church to assist in the work. c) An Oversight Role The Assistant Minister will oversee the running and development of our current ministries by equipping others to serve in key areas. Note: A minimum required presence will be agreed, but as ministries adapt and grow, the AM will not be expected to always be: present at every group delivering at every event d) A Relational Role The Assistant Minister will be encouraged to develop relationships with parents and carers, children and young people in the village. The Assistant Minister will work alongside our existing youth worker to support and equip our work amongst teenagers. The successful applicant will be line-managed by the Pastor and be accountable to the Trustees.

Required skills

OUR PERSON SPECIFICATION: CHARACTER: A mature Christian with a confirmed call to ministry and a passion to share the gospel with families in a variety of settings Will meet the requirements of a servant set out in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Organised and able to prioritise Confident to work independently and to commit and contribute to the Leadership team Self-motivated and able to motivate others A "people person", able to engage appropriately with people of different ages, special needs, social and personal situations Confident to join a team that is in the process of discerning the life and structure of the church "post-covid" Ability to think 'outside the box' and be flexible and adaptable as the Church moves forward QUALIFICATIONS: Desirable: An appropriate level of theological education from a theological college or equivalent Emergency First Aid training Food Hygiene certificate EXPERIENCE: Experience in faith-sharing and outreach in a church team setting Experience discipling children and/or young people Experience of working on a church team in a voluntary or paid capacity A proven track record of starting, developing and maintaining ministries to a variety of age groups in a church/community setting Desirable: Evidence of ability to identify, train and support volunteer team members SKILLS: Strategic thinking - able to connect theology with practical application Able to train and work alongside volunteer teams, motivating them through regular encouragement and envisioning Able to communicate the gospel clearly, joyfully and truthfully in different contexts (potentially including online interactive sessions) Good time management, ability to prioritise and multi-task Familiar with and proficient in the appropriate use of digital technology, social media platforms and online communication. Desirable: Ability to mentor individuals in their Christian life Able to plan ahead and manage a budget Ability to lead sung worship, lead services or preach/teach Willing to be physically "hands-on" in the running of the church where necessary OTHER: Flexible availability in view of the patten of church family life Valid driving licence Desirable: Own transport There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the Assistant Minister be a committed Christian who can subscribe in good conscience to the vision, mission and values of Bethel Bedwas.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Self-Leadership To take responsibility for their own spiritual health and growth whilst serving Demonstrably taking regular rest and time for prayer and personal growth Demonstrating a lifestyle of gospel integrity, including in any online and social media use and in personal relationships inside and outside of the church Organisational - Alongside the Leadership Team: To develop, oversee and maintain a Christian outreach strategy that serves families in Bedwas with the gospel of Jesus Christ To ensure clubs/groups/events have volunteer teams in place, and that teams are organised and resourced appropriately To be aware of and implement the safeguarding and privacy requirements in line with church policies To communicate effectively and appropriately using email, social media, online meeting tools and in person Training and Teaching: To identify, recruit, equip and encourage church members to join teams that deliver ministries to families, youth and children To source and/or produce gospel centred teaching material for discipleship of, and outreach to families, children and young people Oversight/development of our current children's, youth and family activities: Babies and Toddlers Sunday Club (children's discipleship group) Friday Clubs (children's after school groups) Messy Church (3-4x per year) Schools' ministry Youth ministry Camps and Holiday Clubs (Some of the above are yet to be re-established since re-opening.) Pastoral: To be ready to support families, children and young people in their ongoing discipleship To consider how we might meet the pastoral needs of families, children and youth in our church and village Community: To attend Leadership Team meetings, prayer meetings and a regular Bible Study To take their place in the prayer, worship and community life of our church, including being in the main church service if/when not serving in Sunday Club (ideally one 'rest' Sunday in 4) To build a relationship with local churches and schools in order to serve them and reach out with the gospel