Vicar Christ Church Felixstowe

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Vicar of Christ Church Felixstowe

Are you called to serve a thriving charismatic evangelical church and to inspire and pioneer the next phase of our mission and outreach within the community?

At CCF we share the following core values:-

  • Local church life that is welcoming, relational, accessible for all generations and builds family and community life.
  • Inspiring worship that is passionate, intimate, culturally appropriate and facilitates encounter with God.
  • Anointed leadership that is visionary, courageous, humble, consistent, full of faith and releases church members into their God-given ministries.
  • Spirit-empowered mission that is evangelistic, holistic, kingdom-centred and concerned with justice and care for the poor and encourages church-planting initiatives.
  • Orthodox theology with doctrine and ethics founded on the person, teaching and work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible.
  • Bible-based teaching and training that is thoughtful, relevant and equips for everyday life and ministry.
  • Personal discipleship that is based on living like Jesus, exemplifying love, prayerfulness, holiness, integrity, accountability, humility and generosity.
  • Every-member ministry that discerns each person’s calling and expresses God’s love through the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Beyond the electoral role, Christ Church has a covenanting membership that enables people to commit to the full life of the church. Leaders in the church are covenanting members.
  • Giving – the church gives away 10% of its unrestricted income.
  • We are Evangelical Charismatic in flavour and have a Declaration of Ecumenical Welcome and Commitment (see appended document). We are also members of Churches Together in Felixstowe

Following a period of 5 years worshipping in a number of locations, the Christ Church building was constructed in 1994. It has a well-equipped worship area (225 maximum seating capacity), fair sized kitchen, office, downstairs small room (used for prayer and crèche), plus one large and two small upstairs rooms. The worship area has a full immersion baptistry. The church has a well- kept garden and is in a good state of repair. The church has good internet & WiFi, HD video projection and a digital sound system. We audio-stream our morning services and we also video stream on special occasions.
The church is adjacent to the Owl & Pussycat pub and a Morrisons supermarket.
The vicarage is located only 300 metres from the church and is a mid-80s constructed 4-bedroom estate house with an additional study.

Are you called to serve a thriving charismatic evangelical church and to inspire and pioneer the next phase of our mission and outreach within the community?

We are seeking an incumbent with a strong faith, who is a skilled facilitator and will work collaboratively with a well-established and talented team.

Felixstowe is on the coast, close to the county town of Ipswich and the beautiful Suffolk countryside and yet within 90 minutes of London by train.

Our church is praying and seeking a new leader with the following characteristics:
• A pioneer, able to discern the vison and direction for our church.
• An inspirational communicator, providing life-application Bible-based teaching.
• A passion for the lost - inspiring us to be a real and tangible presence in our community.
• A committed charismatic evangelical.
• A skilled enabler, encouraging, equipping and developing disciples.
• A collaborative worker - with local churches and Christian organisations.
• Attentive to own spiritual wellbeing.
• Ability to lead us in developing our prayer life, personal and corporate.
• A pastor with a servant heart, actively seeking the contributions of all ages in church life.

For more information about this application process, please use this link

CPAS is an evangelical patron with involvement in the appointment to 531 benefices.

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If you have any queries contact the patronage team at CPAS John Fisher or Kathy Burch

The closing date for this post Midnight on 11 October

Visits and interviews 1 &2 November