Associate Minister, Outreach and Evangelism, Christ Church, Surbiton Hill (Ordained or Lay)

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Associate Minister - Outreach and Evangelism

The post is also open to Lay Ministers who are interested, please contact Rev John Shepherd for an initial and informal discussion.

Christ Church, Surbiton Hill

An exciting opportunity to join the senior leadership of a local church with a vision to see our community reached and transformed by the love of Christ.

Closing date is midnight, 30 October 2022

Interviews - 29 November 2022

Please visit Christ Church website for further information -

This post is a locally supported ministry post under the fixed term regulations

The Associate Minister will share responsibility with the Vicar for the leadership and direction of the church, with a particular emphasis on keeping the church looking outwards & reaching our community for Christ, modelling a passion in prayer for revival, equipping and enabling the whole church for gospel witness in word and deed.

The role will involve sharing general duties of leadership and ministry with the Vicar, including some teaching, pastoring and occasional offices, but will specifically include the following:

  1. Overseeing the outward looking aspects of our vision strategy as we seek to reach the local community for Christ.
  2. Building relationships with people outside the church, in the local community – using points of contact we already have and establishing new ones.
  3. Teaching, training and equipping the congregation to be outward looking, and witnessing for Christ wherever God puts them.
  4. Overseeing enquirers courses, such as Christianity Explored, Alpha, Hope Explored, etc.
  5. Modelling personal evangelism by getting involved intentionally in one or more non-Church activity

We are praying for someone who:

… recognises their dependence on the grace and power of God in all things, and is consequently a person of prayer, humility and integrity, and is open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

… loves God and loves people, and believes that the good news of Jesus Christ needs to be lived and shared with others.

…is passionate about evangelism and reaching out to those in the community who dont know Christ, and will lead the congregation by example.

…is a gifted preacher and communicator of God’s Word in different settings.

… is able and keen to work as a member of the Christ Church staff team, and able to build good relationships with other leaders in the church.

… will affirm the Church of England Evangelical Council Basis of Faith and Additional Declarations.

… will enjoy and can appreciate the strengths of both ReNew and New Wine networks

… if not an ordained Anglican minister, has recognised theological training and experience in local church ministry

Christ Church is a medium size, friendly and informal evangelical Anglican Church with a clear commitment to the ministry of Word and Spirit. Our purpose is to glorify God by being a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled, prayerful and servant-hearted family, living and sharing the good news of Jesus in Surbiton and the World.