Priest-in-Charge, St Matthias Church, Plymouth

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St Matts has been on an incredible journey over the last 6 years, having its roots as a HTB (Holy Trinity Brompton) church plant and South West resource church. We have grown and developed key areas of ministry and outreach over this time such as: small groups, students and Alpha to name a few. St Matts is a diverse, life giving and vibrant community who seek to be light in this city and region, provide a home for anyone and make Jesus known.

St Matts are looking for a 'Priest-in-Charge' to help lead us in this new season of transition and change. We have put together a Parish Profile which gives a snap-shot into the life of St Matts, what it's like to be part of the family here and who we are looking for. This will give you a flavour of the type of church family we have here and hopefully gets you excited about the opportunity to join us here in our #GodAdventureByTheSea.

1. Leadership

  • Responsible for leading, overseeing and implementing the church’s vision - alongside the Church Council, Staff Team and other ministry leaders.
  • Lead the Staff Team with direct support from the Executive Director.
  • Lead and oversee the Church Council.
  • Ultimate oversight and responsibility of the church’s safeguarding, finances, and buildings and ensuring the church’s necessary legal obligations are fulfilled.(Operationally these areas are overseen and managed by the Executive Director)

2. Sunday and Occasional Services

  • Overall responsibility for the church’s Sunday Services, preaching and leading.
  • Responsible for identifying and training up new leaders in the church for preaching and leading.
  • Responsible for overseeing ‘Occasional Offices’ of baptisms, weddings, funerals and the administration of Communion.
  • Enable those attending services to experience a warm welcome, uplifting worship, to be fed by Jesus, through easily understood life-applicable and Bible-centred messages and opportunities for prayer ministry.

3. Join the Adventure

  • Responsible for overseeing the church’s ‘Join the Adventure’ sessions and process of integrating new members into the church family.

4. Small Groups

  • Champion the Small Group vision for St Matts and lead and/or attend a Small Group(s) each term.

5. Leadership Development

  • Responsible for identifying and training potential future church leaders.

6. City/Regional Involvement

  • Represent St Matts at a Diocesan and Deanery level.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with other churches in Plymouth and the surrounding area through:
    • Love South West
    • Creation Fest
    • HTB Network
    • St Mellitus SW
    • Intentional Personal Friendships/Mentoring.

7. Continuing Ministerial Development

  • Continue to develop as Priest in Charge and leader through attending Diocesan and other ministerial development, training, reading and learning.

Please refer to the attached Role Description for full details.

If you would like to apply for this role, please download and complete the attached application form, which should be returned to us by email.

An orientation day will be held on 7th June, with interviews on 8th June.