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Fountains Church Bradford is a Resource Church that has been newly planted in Bradford by the Anglican Diocese of Leeds. We share our diocese's vision to be Confident Christians and Growing Churches who Transform Communities. Fountains Church wants to engage with young people, business people and those who make the City Centre their home. We are a newly formed church who began worshipping together in September 2019 and are committed to be a church in, of, and for the beautiful city of Bradford. Our forming church community are beginning to reflect the multi-cultural make-up of the city as we seek to “love God, live as family, and become fountains of living water to bless Bradford”.

This is an exciting role which will give you the amazing opportunity to develop your relationship with God and your kingdom potential. You will do this by exploring what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and to serve his church. For one year we will give you skills that will equip you for life, work and leadership. This will be an adventure of discipleship through risk-taking, community living, and dedicated kingdom service.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Revd Linda Maslen 07595 949153 or Revd Nathanael Poole 07756 874369

Application is via the Application form attached. Closing date is 20th August with interviews w/c 26th August.

There are many opportunities for getting involved in the life of Fountains Church Bradford, especially as it is a new church. We will work with you to find the best places for you to serve in different ways, based on your gifts and sense of calling. Possible areas of ministry include: children's work, youth work, student ministry, operations management, design and communication, worship, evangelism and nurture (e.g. Alpha), and working with those on the margins (e.g. who suffer from homelessness and addictions). We have a particular sense of calling to develop our worshipping life in a way that reflects the multi-cultural diversity of the city of Bradford, and we are keen to hear from people who have some experience or interest in this area.

We are looking for someone who is actively thinking about their relationship with God.

The development of your relationship with God is key to this being a successful year for you. You will have time to be with God, and you will be encouraged to find new and different ways of engaging with him, both on your own, and as you share this journey with others. This will take place in the context of gaining leadership experience, training in biblical studies, theology and leadership, developing transferable work skills, and taking opportunities to step out from your comfort zones and to consider God’s calling for the future.

Our vision as the Diocese is about equipping confident Christians to live and tell the good news of Jesus Christ. For all of our appointments we are seeking people who have a joyful and confident faith which can inspire a track record of church growth.

As a Diocese we have 5 Strategy Goals which we are working towards

Goal 1: Thriving as a distinctive diocese whose culture is shaped by a shared vision and values

Goal 2: Re-imagining ministry

Goal 3: Nurturing lay discipleship

Goal 4: Building leadership pathways

Goal 5: Growing young people as Christians