Are you a great leader who loves Jesus and is servant-hearted?
Are you an enthusiastic disciple-maker who is missionally minded?
We are expectantly seeking a new leader to join our family who will walk alongside us, helping us to navigate the path as God reveals His plans for the next chapter at St Mark’s, Harrogate.
We are eager to be disciples who make disciples living out our vision: to be Jesus’ family of servants on mission.
Our church is evangelical and gently charismatic. With a large church family comes the joy and richness of diversity from our worship, to our preaching, to our missional focus.
We want to acknowledge the value of our past and what life is like at St Mark’s at present but look ahead and really get to the heart of what living out our vision means and how we do that in the context of a big family and in our town. As with any family entering into a new chapter, there will be opportunities, challenges and changes to be embraced.
We are excited to find a leader who doesn’t have all the answers but who is called to join us, to prayerfully lead us, as we discern and explore together what it means to live life as disciples who make disciples.
Here are some of the things we’d love our new leader to do:
+ Help us to bring our vision to life
+ Meet our family where it is now in all its diversity of age & style
+ Encourage us to focus on Jesus & become more like him
+ Lead, equip and release members of our family
+ Together, build on our present and shape our future
The right candidate will have had good levels of church leadership and ordained experience.
Here are some of the things we can offer you:
+ An enthusiastic team of clergy, staff, leaders and volunteers
+ A diverse and supportive church family
+ A lively cohort of over 200 children and 60 young people who attend regularly and an eagerness to understand how we can disciple them best, along with their whole family
+ An existing relationship with Kairos Connexions – a network of churches and leaders in England and Wales who have committed to travel together on a journey of mission and discipleship
+ Opportunities and encouragement to discern with whom and where God calls us to be on mission and in our wider community
+ A beautiful location in the fashionable spa town of Harrogate which offers superb schools, acres of parkland and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Rt. Revd. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, Tel: 01765 601094 or email her PA Mrs Judith Richardson, email@example.com
The closing date for this post is the 27th September and visits and interviews are on the 27 October.
This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS