Pastor of Teaching & Formation, Trinity Church Nottingham

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Trinity Church Nottingham
Fixed Term Full Time
£35000 - £35000

This is an exciting opportunity to join in on what God is doing in a growing church in the centre of Nottingham, with a vision to see The Church on Fire, The City alive. We are looking for a skilled and passionate leader who has;

  • A desire to be part of joining in on this exciting phase of the life of a growing church, Trinity Church Nottingham.
  • The ability to oversee the care and formation of Trinity’s congregation, through leadership, teaching, equipping and pastoral care.
  • Experience of leadership and formation within an environment like Trinity’s, and a desire to equip the saints in their calling.

You will oversee the care and formation of Trinity’s congregation, through leadership, teaching, equipping and pastoral care.

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 for the postholder to be a communicant member of the Anglican Church or of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Church Context:

Trinity Church Nottingham is a Church of England church in the centre of Nottingham with a vision to see the church on Fire and the City alive. Having been planted from Holy Trinity Brompton in late 2016, Trinity continues to grow into a beautiful community of faith within one of the most creative and cities in the nation. Trinity’s values of encountering the presence of God, practicing the way of Jesus and joining in the purposes of God, require a leadership that places the highest value of the presence of God with a corresponding passion for spiritual formation and mission.

The role of the Pastor of Teaching and Formation will contribute to the totality of this vision but with a particular focus on forming a community who practice the ways of Jesus, living the Ancient Paths (Jeremiah 6:16). We hope to see a congregation that is familiar with these paths and passionate about living the Jesus life in Nottingham. This is a key part of seeing our vision become reality.

The Pastor of Teaching and Formation will have the primary responsibility for shaping the life of the church in this direction and as such this is a key appointment.

We imagine that the teaching that is developed within this role will become a resource both across the Diocese and the nation thereby enabling Trinity to fulfil it’s vocation as a City Centre resourcing church.

Principal Tasks:

  • To live a life of prayer and worship which becomes a compelling witness to the reality and love of God in the City.
  • To contribute to the life of the staff and congregation of Trinity Church Nottingham, bringing leadership & direction to the mission and vision of Trinity.
  • To lead and teach in Trinity’s value of: practicing the way of Jesus, by designing and delivering mid-week teaching content which enables Trinity’s congregation to be formed in the way of Jesus.
  • To be a contributing member of Trinity’s preaching and teaching team and to preach when required.
  • To oversee members of staff team as required by Lead Pastors, including Trinity’s Emerging Generation Team and to assist them in their growth and formation.
  • To contribute to the mission of the wider Diocese in spiritual formation, particularly with an emphasis on teaching within the YLC Apprentice Track B26.
  • To stimulate the life of worship in the church through the mentoring of song writers and contribution to the creative community.
  • As a Pastor within Trinity, to work within and build Trinity’s pastoral framework, as directed by Lead Pastors, including but not limited to marriage preparation and creating structures and training for pastoral care.

Relevant Qualifications and Experience required:

  • A heart and passion for the worship of Jesus Christ
  • Exceptional leadership & management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A commitment to Trinity’s Vision, Value and Culture
  • Pro-active and self motivated
  • Flexible and innovative
  • A personal walk with Jesus underpinning a lifestyle of integrity
  • Ability to build and maintain healthy relationships
  • Commitment to personal growth as a follower of Jesus Christ
  • Ability to lead in vulnerability
  • Previous experience working with groups of millennials in a Christian formation environment
  • Experience of managing a pastoral workload within a Christian setting of hundreds of people
  • Ability to skillfully undertake hands on pastoral work in the one-to-one setting, and to lead others in doing the same
  • Ability to understand and develop individuals within a complex team setting, and ideally employ developmental tools such as Myers-Briggs, Strengthsfinder etc.

Skills

Essential

  • A proven teaching gift, with experience of creating and delivering new content
  • An understanding of Kingdom theology.
  • A track record of teaching spiritual formation within the church context with significant experience of working with 15-35 age group
  • Theological qualifications which relate to the role
  • A growth mindset open to continual learning
  • Experience of using a wealth of resources to promote spiritual growth in others

Desirable

  • Experience of leading sung worship within a charismatic environment
  • Skill in song-writing and writing, and ability to develop this in others
  • Experience of involvement in a church plant

There is a general occupational requirement that the postholder be a practicing Christian

Join our great adventure

We seek to be a diocese where every Christian and every church has a compelling vision and plan for 'growing disciples, wider, younger and deeper'

Wider as we seek to find fresh ways to speak about Jesus and grow disciples among the 1.2m people living across the diocese who are not yet engaged in the worshipping life of a local church (98% of population)

Younger as we seek to grow disciples and develop leaders among new generations in a young diocese (Nottingham is the fourth youngest city in UK with over 50,000 students)

Deeper as we seek to grow disciples with a confident faith in Christ who are making a difference in every sphere of life, helping shape the culture and character of society.

Working in Southwell & Nottingham is an adventure and a challenge – the opportunities for mission are immense, the people are open and friendly and forward looking; there are also areas where the church is desperately needed to work with, and be a voice for, the poor and needy.

We are not just talking about growth, we are praying and acting in new and exciting ways to make it happen; we launched a Younger Leadership College in Autumn 2016 (http://youngerleadershipcollege.org/) with the aim of developing 1,000 younger leaders to servce in the Church and wider society.

A new resource church has opened in Nottingham in an abandoned auction house that sits on one of the main roads into the city centre; Trinity Church is now a growing, diverse congregation working with our existing churches to bring Good News to the city.

Other new ventures are planned in the rural centre of the county – work is now under way to start a new, distinctive church - market towns and former mining communities.

However, it is in the development of our core ministry in every parish that we recognise potential for the most significant further growth. We have a programme over the next seven years to equip 25 resource churches which will be beacons of growth, supporting other churches in training for discipleship and leadership; also helping to plant and graft 75 new worshipping communities.

And we are aiming to welcome 7,000 new disciples into the fellowship of Christ and his Church by 20xx, people who have realised that there is nothing better anyone can do with their life than to become a follower of Jesus.

Nottinghamshire

There’s a lot to discover in the fascinating county of Nottinghamshire: rolling farmland and quiet woods; a cosmopolitan city offering the best in entertainment; two first-class universities; world-leading design and technology companies; fine architecture – and Robin Hood.

Add to that it’s beautiful country parks, stately homes and sporting prowess – it’s home to Trent Bridge, the National Water Sports Centre, and Nottingham Forest – and it’s easy to see why it is such a popular destination for tourists, students, shoppers and sports fans (and we haven’t even mentioned its literary heritage, the mighty River Trent so popular with rowers, sailors and anglers, and the modern tram network that whisks people around Greater Nottingham).

The Diocese incorporates the whole of Nottinghamshire and a small slice of South Yorkshire, and has a breadth of ministry that covers tough former mining communities and city estates, isolated hamlets and villages, and historic market towns.

Working for change

On any one day, people from our congregations will be feeding the hungry, finding shelter for the homeless, providing meals for the lonely, working with the elderly and supporting asylum seekers and refugees – in 2016 the Bishop’s Lent Appeal raised more than £12,000 to help refugees and asylum seekers.

We also support Nottinghamshire Rural Support, a charity that helps farmers and their families, and have pioneered work to reduce debt, including the launch of Lifesavers projects in primary schools, which encourage children to save and also teaches them about finance and budgeting.

We are active in protecting the environment through our Freedom of Creation group – many of our vicarages now have solar panels – and we have a group of Workplace Chaplains who work with employers large and small to support the wellbeing of employees.

Click here to find out more about our work

http://southwell.anglican.org/mission-ministry/seeking-justice/

A prayer
God of Mission,
who alone brings growth to your Church.
Send your Holy Spirit to bring vision to our planning,
wisdom to our actions, faith to our lives,
hope to our communities,
and love to our hearts,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.