Minister for Families and Children

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Holy Trinity Church, Carlton Road, Redhill
Employee
£26,000 - £28,000 depending on qualifications and experience

This is an opportunity to be in at the start of a new Vision for Holy Trinity Church, and to take the lead in rolling out that Vision across our Families and Children’s Ministry.

We are an evangelical parish church, with a heart to see people of all ages meeting with Jesus and living in the fullness of life that only he can bring.

Vision and strategy:

  • Bring a fresh, joyful and Jesus-centred approach to our children and families ministry
  • Develop, communicate and implement a clear strategy for ministry to families and children
  • Be the champion for children and families in the staff team and wider church, within the overall vision of Holy Trinity.

Equip Christian parents to nurture their children’s faith:

  • Build relationships of trust with parents and run events / courses to help them grow in discipleship.
  • Encourage regular membership of children’s groups
  • Be involved in planning and leading all-age worship, where families worship and learn together

Support leaders working with children and families (Sundays, midweek and in school holidays):

  • Invest in the building up, training and recruitment of volunteers
  • Have oversight of all children’s groups and build supportive relationships with leaders
  • Meet with Sunday group leaders to ensure co-ordination of their work
  • Encourage leaders of all groups with advice, ideas and help with recruitment
  • In partnership with the safeguarding team, promote a culture of safety and care
  • Be involved in planning and leading a summer holiday club

Essential:

  • A passion and enthusiasm for ministry among children, young people and their families and a desire to see them grow in Christian faith
  • An ability and gifting to teach and apply Biblical, Christ-centred truth in an age appropriate setting
  • A confidence in sharing the gospel with parents and children in different situations and settings.
  • Experience and skill in engaging confidently with teams who lead our children
  • Ability to relate positively and to take initiatives in building relationships with parents, other adult members of the church family, the staff team and beyond.
  • IT skills sufficient to communicate and connect with children and young people in ways that are relevant, safe and appropriate to them.
  • Ability to work in a team, and to motivate teamwork in others – a hands-on, can-do, get stuck-in approach!
  • Self-motivated and organised in managing time and tasks

Desirable:

  • A recognised qualification relevant to this post
  • Experience of supervising, mentoring and training adults
  • Experience and enjoyment of living or working in a diverse community