Associate Vicar

Posted 1 month agoExpires in 1 month
Kensington
Office Holder
£45,000pa

Christ Church is an Evangelical, Charismatic Anglican church in a vibrant and attractive part of West London. Our two main church buildings are situated on greens in the heart of our community and have both been rescued from closing. God is on the move in Chiswick. In the past ten years we have seen substantial building work at both sites totaling over £1.5million, and seen the staff team rapidly develop, training and releasing many people into further ministry. We have a prophetic vision to be both a ‘beacon on the greens’ and the ‘beating heart of the community’. But there is still much further to go.

We recognise that this is an unusual post. The sort of person we have in mind will relish this opportunity to work in a gifted team of clergy, staff and church members and not have to do everything themselves. They will be excited by the unfinished nature of the St Alban’s site and have the vision and spiritual ambition to both develop and realise a tangible vision for the development of the south side of the site (currently owned by the London Diocesan Fund). They may have prior experience from either their ordained or pre-ordained career of developing a business plan, community engagement and/or project management for a building project. They will be a person of God-given faith.

Christ Church is an Evangelical, Charismatic Anglican church in a vibrant and attractive part of West London. Our two main church buildings are situated on greens in the heart of our community and have both been rescued from closing. God is on the move in Chiswick. In the past ten years we have seen substantial building work at both sites totaling over £1.5million, and seen the staff team rapidly develop, training and releasing many people into further ministry. We have a prophetic vision to be both a ‘beacon on the greens’ and the ‘beating heart of the community’. But there is still much further to go.

Key aspects of the position:

  • Being a pastoral leader who releases others into ministry
  • Willing to serve across the whole church life as needed
  • Ability to develop at least one congregation

Qualifications

  • Degree of equivalent experience
  • Additional qualifications/experience in leadership, management or pastoral skills.

Experience

  • Preaching and teaching God’s Word to a high standard
  • Leading and hosting liturgical and informal charismatic services
  • Developing men’s ministry and mentoring
  • Working at a senior level in a church as part of a senior team
  • Experience in developing and growing a congregation
  • Leading in a larger church with substantial staff team
  • Mentoring and line-managing staff team members
  • Successfully leading missional activities

Skills

  • Exceptional people skills, ability to build relationships with a wide variety of people
  • Self-starter, self-motivated and able to get things done.
  • Team player, able to play an effective part in a team, aware of own strengths and weaknesses
  • Team leader, able to draw in a wider variety of team members and see them flourish
  • Ability to give pastoral support that helps people encounter Jesus
  • Ability to create structures that help the church flourish and impact the community.
  • Willingness to lead graciously and effectively from the second chair, supporting, encouraging and cherishing the gifts of the existing team and Vicar.