The postholder will work with the Vicar to provide spiritual, theological and pastoral oversight of a large and diverse range of growing ministries. You will play a key role in the leadership of Emmanuel, the pastoral care of the congregation and parish, and the implementation of our vision of making disciples and equipping for life.
A mature disciple of Jesus Christ, committed to continually growing in your relationship with him through the study of Scripture, prayer and the renewing work of the Holy Spirit. Passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ convinced of the central role of the local church in God’s purposes for his world. Evangelical in theology and able to commit fully to the vision of Emmanuel Church.
This post is subject to DBS enhanced check.
The closing date is midnight 18 November 2021 with interviews on 16 December 2021. For an informal discussion with the Archdeacon of Croydon, please contact the Archdeacon’s PA by emailing Kathleen.email@example.com
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Emmanuel Croydon is a thriving evangelical church of around 350 adults and 100 children and young people. We are seeking to grow in our relationship with the living God and serve our community. We are a Church of England parish within the Diocese of Southwark and our members represent a wide range of backgrounds and Christian experiences. We seek to be a multi-generational, multi-cultural community drawn together by our desire to love God with our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves.
Each Sunday, we have two services of worship in which adults, children and young people meet together. All our teaching, ministries and activities are rooted in the Bible, and our desire to see people respond to the living God through creative worship and openness to the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
The ministry continues throughout the week with activities ranging from cross-cultural outreach, youth clubs, and small group Bible studies.
The team at Emmanuel currently comprises a vicar, a non-stipendiary, Curate, 5 lay readers, 3 Southwark Pastoral Auxiliaries, a staff team of 6 and hundreds of volunteers.
In a large, thriving church, the pastoral care of church members and parish residents is shared among many people. It takes place in various contexts, with Home Groups playing an important part. We encourage all church members to exercise care for one another as members of the Body of Christ.
The Pastoral Team, comprised of the clergy and pastoral ministers, also responds to crises and provides one-to-one care and counsel.
We are looking for a full time Associate Vicar who will catalyse Emmanuel’s vision and work collaboratively with the Vicar, leadership and ministry team.
The ideal candidate will....
What we offer
Applications to be submitted by Thursday 18th November 2021.
Interviews to be conducted Thursday 16th December 2021.