Pioneer Enabler - West Coast

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£31198 - £31198

This is a really exciting time in Cumbria. God for All is the name we have for our vision and strategy to share Christ with everyone in Cumbria. It’s an ecumenical strategy, as we seek to release the whole people of God for the whole mission of God for the transformation of Cumbria in the name of Jesus. In short we are interested in telling all of Cumbria about the Good News of Jesus and are building a model of mission to support that.

We have recently secured funding from the Strategic Development Fund of the Church of England to develop the Reaching Deeper project which this post supports.

The Reaching Deeper project covers three main strands:

  • Embedding Pioneer Enablers (PEs) into urban and coastal estates in three main areas of deprivation– Barrow, Carlisle and the West Coast – targeting particularly young people, to plant and grow new worshipping communities and to encourage new pioneers.
  • A wider pioneering initiative capitalising on the Cumbrian context to use the ‘outdoors’ as a means of connecting with children and young people (and often their parents), including through schools and Further and Higher Education.
  • Establishing a Northern Mission Centre to grow and equip lay and ordained pioneer ministers and to promote a more missional approach in our Mission Communities (which are groupings of churches across the region).

Over the last few years we have seen the number of Fresh Expressions of Church across Cumbria grow significantly. Fresh Expressions of Church now include around 3000 people, representing a quarter of our church attendance. Using the three strands of Reaching Deeper, we want to build upon this learning and growth by establishing a Cumbrian model for mission - a mixed ecology of church - to encourage significant local, context-specific growth across all expressions of church and across all our Mission Communities.

Closing date for applications 5pm Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Interviews to be held on the West Coast of Cumbria Friday 13th January 2023

Full details are available on the Diocesan website, including profiles and required Diocesan application forms.

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