Associate Minister for Outreach (Church of the Saviour, Blackburn)

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Blackburn
Office Holder

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an associate minister who will lead our outreach at Church of the Saviour, Blackburn.

Church of the Saviour is one of two parishes, which along with St. Bartholomew’s make up the Benefice of the Redeemer, Blackburn. We are a conservative evangelical church that is all about Jesus, under the authority of His Word. We come together as a church family because of what Jesus did for us on the cross and through the power of His Spirit.

The PCC has passed resolutions under the House of Bishop’s Declaration on the mission of bishops and priests.

“Our aim is to know Christ better and make Christ better known.”

The Church of The Saviour Parish is situated in a residential area just South of Blackburn town centre. It has a population of 5200 and is an urban priority area. There are a nursery, two primary schools (infants and juniors) and a dementia care home in the parish.

The church benefits from a fairly modern worship centre and older parish hall, both of which provide excellent facilities.

In line with our aim ‘to know Christ better and make Christ better known,’ Church of the Saviour are looking to appoint a full-time associate minister who will develop and drive the church’s outreach to our parish community. With the support of the Benefice Vicar and the congregation, their task will be to reach out to our urban parish community with the good news of Jesus and to nurture and disciple new believers.

This office is a locally supported role with housing and stipend being provided by Church of the Saviour. The stipend package will be provided at the Blackburn Diocesan rate which will also include a clergy pension and the normal terms of service terms and conditions.

The link to view the Clergy terms and Conditions is: https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/office-holder-documents

Main Responsibilities

  • Maintain his own spiritual growth
  • Be a witness to the urban parish community in a way that:
    • Builds relationships.
    • Lives out and shares the gospel.
    • Helps people engage with church services.
  • Work with the Vicar and leadership team to develop our congregations.
  • Make use of our excellent facilities throughout the week to provide opportunities for witness.
  • Engage with our local community which involves two primary schools, a nearby Care Home and Community groups.
  • The ministry of prayer, preaching and the sacraments.
  • Intentionally disciple church members.
  • Have due regard for all safeguarding guidance issued by the House of Bishops.
  • Engage effectively in the decision-making processes of the church.
  • Other responsibilities as agreed with the Vicar.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An ordained Church of England Minister
  • A prayerful, God dependent man
  • A conservative evangelical, committed to the authority of scripture.
  • A passionate evangelist who is:
    • Willing to live and work in an urban priority area.
    • Experienced in understanding the needs of an urban estate.
    • Confident in building relationships in an urban parish.
    • Effective in communicating the gospel to an urban community.
  • A Bible teacher who is able to help all ages understand and apply the Bible in a relevant way.
  • A leader who will equip and inspire the congregation to share their faith and use their gifts for God’s glory.
  • A humble leader who is able to work under the Vicar’s authority and as part of a team.
  • Someone who is capable in the use of IT and is able to make the most of social media for mission purposes.

Our Benefice Profile is available for more information. Please note that the person specification on the profile was for the recruitment of our Vicar and is not for this specific role.

You can visit our website at: http://www.the-redeemer.org.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/theredeemerblackburn

For an informal conversation please ring the Vicar, Revd Chris Anderton on 07951695257, or email chris.anderton@the-redeemer.org.uk

Closing date: Sunday 19th September 2021

Interviews will take place: Saturday 9th October 2021