Minister for Oakleigh Community Church

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Oakleigh Community Church address is 168-170 Oakleigh Rd N, London
Office Holder
Stipendiary (locally funded) with housing provided

Oakleigh Community Church is a lively, vibrant Church with a multicultural congregation. Set in the middle of a principally residential area in suburban North London, Oakleigh is a community church not just in name, prioritising serving and reaching out to our diverse London community. Oakleigh is a Bishop’s Mission Order, which is legally part of the St Barnabas parish. Mission is at our heart and we are dedicated to sending people out, as we were sent. We seek to be a loving, outwards looking community who boldly proclaims the gospel of Jesus – reflecting our role as a missional, evangelising church.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Seeking the Lord for vision and direction for Oakleigh Community Church
  • Communicating and delivering this ongoing vision, direction and strategy of Oakleigh Community Church
  • Leading and preaching at services at OCC and elsewhere as appropriate
  • Overseeing Sunday congregation and Spirit filled, bible based, God focussed worship services

Adult Church Discipleship and Pastoral Care:

  • Raising up, empowering and leading the Oakleigh Church leadership team
  • Developing discipleship programme/structure for the adult membership
  • Developing and overseeing small group network, including recruitment, training and supervision of leaders
  • Developing and overseeing a pastoral team
  • Encouraging the entire church to take on a lifestyle of caring for each other
  • Dealing with crisis pastoral situations

Training, Discipleship and Deployment roles:

  • Developing a leadership pipeline to identify, train, mentor and develop current and new leaders
  • Delivering training courses and seminars
  • Recruiting, line managing and developing ministry staff & volunteers

Administration and Management. Overall responsibility for the management of Oakleigh Community Church in association with the St Barnabas Operations Team:

  • Budget holding for the finances
  • Maintenance and development of church facilities
  • Ensuring smooth running of administration of the church



  • See application form Section 9 “Confidential Information” for other essential role requirements concerning references, protecting children and vulnerable adults, etc.
  • To adhere to the Statement of Belief of the Evangelical Alliance
  • To be (or become) a committed member of Oakleigh Community Church, regular in Sunday worship, and actively volunteering in the life of the church and its ministries
  • To take an active part in weekly staff prayers, any team away days and retreats

Skills, knowledge and experience


  • Inspirational, collaborative, pro-active, resilient leadership skills
  • Committed to personal discipleship and growth in the Christian faith
  • Ability to plan, communicate and implement vision and strategy
  • Knowledge and experience of how churches are led, run and communicated to; and a track record of leading something that has grown
  • Ability to identify, train and release leaders and servers
  • Theologically committed to both Word and Spirit
  • Big faith - Prayerful and full of faith; expecting great things of God
  • Engaging communicator including excellent preaching skills
  • Ability to help integrate people from diverse backgrounds into church life
  • Skill in dealing with and understanding of a broad range of pastoral issues
  • Experience of managing a team with the attitude of enabler, problem-solver, delegator
  • Able to lead contemporary charismatic corporate worship (e.g. New Wine/Soul Survivor/Bethel), including experience in leading ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit

Oakleigh was planted in September 2001 from St Barnabas, Woodside Park with an initial team of sixteen people. From those small beginnings, including our fringe members, Oakleigh has grown to a total of over 200 adults, children and youth. Reflecting its role as a missional church, Oakleigh’s growth has been primarily convert growth, as well as welcoming back others who had drifted away from Jesus. The leader of the planting team was Revd Mike Pavlou, who has continued to lead Oakleigh up until the present time. Mike is now retiring, creating a vacancy at Oakleigh for a new spiritual leader to take the church forward into the next stage of its exciting development