Stewardship Adviser

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Could you encourage and equip churches in developing their mission?

Could you offer theological and practical skills in developing sustainable vision and effective stewardship?

Could you practice and promote parish development, pioneering and ministry training and discipleship development?

This exciting post of Stewardship Adviser will work closely with the Bishop and colleagues to enable the diocese's strategic framework live:pray:serve framework.

The role will be based at the diocesan offices in Portsmouth with administrative and professional support as a member of the Mission, Discipleship and Ministry team.

The diocese live:pray;serve framework encourages the involvement of all in God’s mission in the church. This new strategy has seen 85% of the parishes in the diocese engage with Leading Your Church Into Growth, and the diocese is nationally one of the most engaged with the Parish Giving Scheme. A key priority is encouraging and equipping churches as they seek to resource their mission development.

In this key strategic role you will:

  • offer theological, process and practical skills to help church leaders and PCCs develop a sustainable vision and effective stewardship practice.
  • work with colleagues promoting in parish development, pioneering and ministry training, and discipleship development

The post is full time, open to both lay and ordained applicants on equivalent terms and conditions of service. Annual salary £37792. Housing is available for rent.

Completed applications to be received by 10am 11th July 2019.

Interviews 22nd July 2019.

Please see job description

Our new Stewardship Adviser will

  • have the skills to enable churches to thrive and grow;
  • help others find their vision and enable them to release resource to pursue this;
  • be good at helping leaders put strategy into practice.

The Diocese of Portsmouth is working towards a mission strategy that prioritises evangelism, community engagement and church growth, reflecting the national church’s Renewal and Reform agenda. In 2015 we launched our Live Pray Serve diocesan strategic purpose for renewal. This strategy involves a vision centred on congregational growth and social engagement through inter-related projects that we hope will make church presence more vibrant and visible in every community.

The role of the Stewardship Adviser will be as a focus for mission activity in the parishes and church communities of the diocese, raising the profile of the need for intentional stewardship in parishes. For those developing Fresh Expressions and pioneer ministries, the Stewardship adviser will continue to be a source of support, challenge and innovation. The Stewardship Adviser will be part of the ministry, discipleship and mission team and work towards creating innovative solutions for the mission needs of the diocese.