The role of the Discipleship in the world Officer is to help clergy and laity grow in their discipleship and in their confidence to fulfil the calling of Jesus to ‘Go and make disciples.’
The hours are 37.5 per week. It will be necessary for the person appointed to work flexibly, including evenings and occasional weekends. The posts will be based at Edward King House, Lincoln.
Interviews will be held at Edward King House on 8 November 2018
Please follow the link to the website http://www.lincoln.anglican.org
The Diocese of Lincoln is renewing its vision for Mission and Ministry, as it is embracing its identity as a Learning Diocese. Within the Ministry and Mission teams a number of new posts have been identified, of which this is one. It is a development of a previous post, developing it into two posts, each with a specific focus and working closely together to support, deepen and develop Christian discipleship within our congregations.
The Mission team consists of those officers, full- and part-time, who work with clergy and lay people across the Diocese to help them develop and live out their Christian faith as individuals and as churches and to play their part in the Missio Dei. The Vision of the Diocese is that we become churches and people who “transform lives across greater Lincolnshire.”
We aim to provide our church members with professional support, training and development to work effectively with the many and diverse communities within the historic county of Lincolnshire, which now includes the Unitary Authorities of North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire.
Our ethos is that we not only support the ministry of others but are active church members ourselves.
The Diocese of Lincoln is the Church of England in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
The diocese covers 2,673 square miles and has a population of 943,000. There are around 31,000 people on the Church Electoral Rolls and around 16,000 Usual Sunday Attendance. There are more than 220 clergy and lay workers serving 240 benefices with 514 parishes and 630 church buildings.
What we offer:
The diocesan offices of Edward King House are situated by the medieval Bishop’s Palace in the historic Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. The offices are overlooked by the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral and they are close to Lincoln Castle, home of the 1215 Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest, plus many shops, eateries and further places of local history and interest. Edward King House was formerly the home of Bishop Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln between 1885 and 1910. A beautiful Grade II-listed building, a feature of Edward King House is St Hugh’s Chapel, which provides the setting for regular services.
Other benefits include: