Intercultural Pioneer Minister

Posted 9 days agoExpires in 11 days
Leicester
Fixed Term Full Time
£37-39k

Crossing cultures, planting churches

We are looking for pioneering leaders with a passion for planting and growing a culturally and ethnically diverse church and the ability to share our vision and draw people to two new Intercultural Worshipping Communities (IWC).  IWCs are missional church communities where people from different cultural and ethnic heritage deliberately interact with one another in order to deepen their understanding and experience of God and of each other.

Two pioneers will plant a new Intercultural Worshipping Community in Leicester city centre and one will work with St Paul's, Oadby.

The Intercultural Worshipping Communities (IWCs) are a model for the renewal of Anglican Church life across the Diocese of Leicester. They are missional church communities where people from different cultural and ethnic heritage deliberately interact with one another in order to deepen their understanding and experience of God and of each other. They learn and grow
together to build communities which are transformed, shaped, and moulded from each other’s experiences.

The roles are about pioneering to plant churches which are recognizably Intercultural Worshipping Communities.  In the first year this will involve scoping, building links, listening to people in the local context, identifying local leaders and discerning a way forward so that new forms of church begin to emerge in the second year and beyond.

THE ROLE REQUIRES
 
Calling
• A clear calling from God to serve in this exciting and challenging position.
• A commitment to intercultural and intergenerational ministry
• A calling to reach people who are not yet part of any church community

 
Character
• Prayerful
• Imaginative, Innovative, and Creative
• Resilient
• Compassionate and Courageous
• Emotionally mature
• Ready to learn
• Collaborative worker

 
Chemistry
• Relationships
  o Ability to maintain healthy relationships and boundaries
  o Ability to engage well with conflict
  o Approachable to people of all ages, cultures and ethnicities
• Ministry
  o Ability to work under authority
  o Commitment to work within the framework of the Church of England
  o Experience of leadership in the local church
  o Commitment to share good practice in the Deanery and Diocese
 
Competence
• The gifts necessary to lead the building of a thriving fresh expression of Church. These may include but are not limited to:
  o Experience of leading a Church plant and/or fresh expressions of Church
  o Experience of leading contemporary services; preaching; pastoral care; growing disciples discipleship; developing vocations; community engagement; and resourcing and enabling others in ministry.
  o Experience and understanding of life and ministry in culturally and ethnically diverse contexts.

• Ability to harness and release the gifts of others
• Reflective practitioner
• Excellent communication skills (written/spoken)

We encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are currently under-represented in the organization.

This post is a for a fixed term of 5 years (funding related)

For an informal conversation please contact:

Revd Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy (BAME Mission & Ministry Enabler) on lusa.ngoy@leccofe.org or 07496 824393 - 0116 261 5323

Application pack available from:

leicester.anglican.org/vacancies or Mrs Aletta Carpenter van Barthold, aletta.moyse@leccofe.org  St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ  

Closing date:  28th November - Interviews: 10th and 12th December

Please ensure you specify which role (Leicester or Oadby) you are applying for.

There is an occupational requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian, who is, or is prepared to become a member of the Church of England. This post is subject to Enhanced plus DBS disclosure.