Vicar, Moulton (St. Peter and St. Paul)

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Moulton
Office Holder

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

A vacancy for the role of vicar in a Bible-believing church family of 150+ adults and children.

Closing date for applications: 22 September 2021

For further information please contact:

Church Society Trust - patronage@churchsociety.org

The village of Moulton lies in the centre of Northamptonshire just north of the town of Northampton. The parish includes the historic village, the newer housing developments of Moulton Leys and Countess Manor, an industrial estate and a large area of rural land to the north of the village.

We are a church family who share a passion for faithful Bible teaching. Together we seek to serve God and our local community as we share the gospel with all kinds of people in our parish. We are exploring Biblical teaching around the gifts the Spirit brings to churches to build us up and drive us on. We are also active in our region and have just sent out a new church plant.

We are looking for a godly man gifted in Bible teaching to be our next vicar. We are looking for someone of proven leadership skill who can communicate well and has a warm and kind personality.

Our vicar will be supported by a large staff team including an Associate Vicar, Children and Families worker, Youth minister and Administrator, as well as a curate and Readers, alongside a godly and committed PCC and warden team.

Thank you for your interest. We hope you will take the time to look through our Parish Profile and we look forward to hearing from you.

"To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:21

As a church, we believe that the key tasks for our new Vicar are as follows:

  1. Lead the regrouping of the church family after the sending of the church plant team and the disruption of the pandemic

  2. Strengthen the discipleship culture and approach within the church family

  3. Lead and encourage further deepening of the work of the H​oly Spirit within the church family

  4. Lead our local outreach and community engagement by becoming a visible, trusted, vibrant and active member of the wider village, taking trouble to know others in return

  5. Grow and develop Biblical gospel work in the wider Northampton region

An engaging Bible teacher who is effective in:

  • connecting with people and influencing hearts
  • relating Bible truths to everyday life application
  • inspiring church members to be a distinctive and trusted presence in the community

A Spirit-filled, joyful and Godly Christian who has:

  • a deep personal relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, nurtured through prayer
  • ability in helping others engage with the work of the Holy Spirit
  • a passion for Jesus and is joyful about their faith

A warm, outgoing personality who is:

  • able to talk to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • open, approachable and friendly

A caring, kind and humble shepherd who is:

  • understanding of real-life challenges (secular work, personal and family life) a perceptive listener
  • able to lead by example

An effective communicator and motivator who is able to:

  • enthuse a diverse group of people with a shared vision
  • appeal to head and heart to win support
  • help all church members to find their area of gifting and potential service

Proven leadership skills including:

  • successful experience of leading a team
  • ability to delegate comfortably and trust others
  • resilience under pressure