Associate Minister/Young Adults Pioneer Minister

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This is an exciting new opportunity for a combined and flexible role as an Associate Minister/Young Adults Pioneer. You will be based in the parish of St Peter, Halliwell as an Associate Minister, and work as a young adults pioneer and have the opportunity for some church planting in Bolton Town Centre.

St Peter's is a vibrant, charismatic and growing church within Bolton Deanery and you will have the opportunity to pioneer new ways of reaching students and young adults in the centre of Bolton.

Bolton has a growing number of young adults due to the University, town centre developments and easy transport links to Manchester City Centre.

As this is a new and exciting post, for shortlisted candidates we are offering an informal visit to St Peter's and Bolton Town Centre for you to see the area you could be working in and meet some of the people who will help you carry out your pioneering role.

Closing Date: Monday 30th September 2019

Informal Visit Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 15th October 2019

For further information contact the Archdeacon of Bolton:


telephone: 0161 761 6117

DBS enhanced disclosure is required

In February 2018 the Bolton DMPC agreed to adopt the following mission priorities seeking to use their gifts, energy and willingness and work together to be a worshipping, growing and transformative Christian presence throughout the Bolton Deanery.

Priority 1: Growing Younger: Engaging more effectively with younger generations through local schools

Priority 2: Growing Younger: Engaging with young adults

Priority 3: Going Further: Engaging with our wider community

This new post provides an opportunity to develop Priority 2, combining a parish post at St Peter, Halliwell with pioneer work amongst the student and other young adult population of Bolton town centre. Initially it is envisaged that establishing roots and relationships at St Peter's will take up approximately 60% of the post but as the pioneer work grows, this will become less, with the vision that a new church or communities will be planted amongst the student and young adult population of Bolton Town Centre. However we are open to whatever God may do amongst us.

To serve a senior role within the parish of St Peter, Halliwell of practical implementation of the vision across the parish ("Transforming Bolton together in Jesus' Name"), in association with staff and the leadership teams of the 4 churches.

To preach and lead worship in all four churches in the parish, being involved in their life and ministry.

To nuture and develop lay peoples' involvement in outreach, evangelism and church planting within the parish and Bolton Town Centre

To establish and develop links with the University Chaplain, other deanery clergy and ecumenical partners ministering in Bolton town centre

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We are seeking a Minister who will be:

Passionate about student and young adults ministry

A person who will prayerfully invest in both spiritual and numerical growth

A collaborative leader, willing and able to both share and develop leadership in others

Creative and entrepreneurial

Energetic, experienced and not afraid to take risks

The Parish of St Peter Halliwell is situated on the north west edge of the metropolitan borough of Bolton. The parish has an official population of 9700, with a wide cross section of age, gender, ethnicity and social groups. St Peter's is a lively growing parish, renewed evangelical in tradition consisting of four congregations with a strong emphasis on biblically relevant preaching, contemporary worship, whole life discipleship, world wide mission and every member ministry based in the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.

The town centre of Bolton is located within the parish of St Peter, Bolton (Bolton Parish Church) and the area of the Parish and Team of West Bolton served by st Paul with Emmanuel, Bolton. The town centre population, like that of other towns and cities across the country, is growing. The University of Bolton has approximately 11,000 students with many of its residential students living in or near the town centre. Alongside this, the council led regeneration of Bolton town centre which is already underway, is expected to provide somewhere in the region of 2000 new town centre residential units thus significantly increasing the population of central Bolton.

The Manchester Diocese mission goals are to be a "Church for a Different World" which is:

Growing Nuturing and Serving

Guided by these goals the Diocese is engaged on a process of strategic planning for the future led by the Fit for Mission Strategic Programme.

Education is a major factor in the life of the Diocese and its mission to young people.