This is a really exciting time in Cumbria. God for All is the name we have
for our vision and strategy to share Christ with everyone in Cumbria
(see godforall.org.uk). It’s an ecumenical strategy, and we seek to ensure
that every person in Cumbria of all ages and backgrounds will have had an
opportunity to discover more of God and God's purpose for their lives, so that
they will discover more of Jesus and the good news and become followers of Jesus within a Christian community. In short we are interested in telling all of Cumbria about the Good News of Jesus and are building a model of mission to support that. We have recently secured funding from the Strategic Development Fund of the Church of England to develop the Reaching Deeper project, of which this Centre is a key part.
This Reaching Deeper project covers three main strands:
In the last four years we have seen the number of Fresh Expressions of Church across Cumbria grow extensively alongside mission-focused church and community groups. Fresh Expressions of Church now include 3,100 people, representing a quarter of total attendance across the Diocese. Using the three strands of Reaching Deeper above, we want to build upon this learning and growth by establishing a Cumbrian model for mission to encourage significant local, context-specific growth across all expressions of church and across all our Mission Communities.
We are seeking someone to come and lead the Northern Mission Centre in Cumbria. This Centre will grow and equip lay and ordained pioneers to participate in God’s mission and nurture a missional approach to all ministry in Cumbria through the Mission Communities. The Northern Centre is being developed in partnership with Church Mission Society (CMS) drawing on their experience in pioneer training.
Based at Church House, Penrith the Northern Mission Centre Director will:
Full details are available on the Diocesan website, including the role description and required Diocesan application forms.
Closing date for applications is noon on 27th May 2020
Interviews will be held in Penrith on 10th June 2020