100 New Worshipping Communities Support and Relationship Coordinator (3 years fixed term)
At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) we seek to do everything we can to support the mission and growth of the Church of England in London.
The Centre for Church Planting and Church Growth supports the work of the Bishop of Islington, one of the suffragan bishops of the London Diocese. Bishop Ric supports the London Diocesan goal of creating 100 New Worshipping Communities and supporting church planting and growth in/for the Church nationally.
This dynamic and creative team, based at St Edmund the King in London, runs church planting training courses and church growth learning communities, equipping church planters through individual consultations, and developing resources for the wider church.
To learn more about the work of the Centre for Church Planting and Growth click here
There is an occupational requirement to be a Christian.
Closing date - Thursday 1 February 2018. Interview date – Thursday 8 February 2018.
The 100 NWC Support and Relationship Coordinator will support the work of the Head of Development and Growth through sustaining relationships with church planters, accurately tracking their progress through the ‘church planting pipeline’ (preparing to plant, planting and post plant), and assisting in general administration.
It is a relational role to assist people in the planting pipeline with the resources they need to be trained, equipped and supported in the process. Once planted, worshipping communities will be contacted regularly to capture learning and to make sure the support they need is in place, contrary to most church leaders who are left to get along with things on their own. We believe this will aid successful planting and enable a great pipeline of people ready-to-deploy.
- Provide a point of contact for support, development and communication for planters
- Assist in building and maintaining good relationships with planters, including prayer and pastoral care support
- Assist in the preparation of reports on pipeline status
- Help communicate clearly the progress of church plants to Centre team
- Help track key planting metrics (e.g. termly planting results and annual forecasts)
- Admin and diary support for the Head of Development for Church Planting and Growth
- Participate in weekly team meetings and regularly lead weekly team prayer
- Cooperate with LDF staff to collect statistical information from plants supporting with the collection of data including initial launch attendance and growth after launch
- The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role
The Ideal Candidate
- Experience connecting, supporting and caring for clients, individuals or other relevant experience
- People orientated, with good listening, support and pastoral care skills
- Good communication and interpersonal skills - ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals from different parts of the church with different traditions, backgrounds and perspectives
- Identification with our mission, “Equipping churches to plant and grow in new places, in new ways, for new people”
- Able to signpost planters to resources for additional support
- Willingness to pray with planters when appropriate
- Good verbal and written communications skills
- Good administrative skills
- Experience with MS Office
- Multi-task and accomplish competing priorities while retaining attention to detail
- Good question asking skills
- Initiative and curiosity
- Positive outlook with enthusiasm for a high-paced, entrepreneurial, team-oriented environment
- Adaptability and willingness to get involved with all aspects of the work of the Centre for Church Planting and Growth
- Familiarity with the Church of England and Diocese of London
The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.
We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:
· values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
· reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
· fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.
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