20s - 40s Minister

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Stipend plus housing

As part of our strategy for growth, The Diocese of York has set a goal of 'Reaching Those We Currently Don't', and one clearly identified group is those in their 20s - 40s. Our plans in this area include establishing 14 new full time roles, placed strategically around the diocese in supportive and missionally-minded parishes.

We have already identified some 20s - 40s Ministers within our diocese, and have appointed an oversight and support team. We are now filling remaining posts, with start dates envisaged at any point up until September 2019.

The approach to reaching and discipling 20s - 40s will be context-appropriate and there is no fixed template as to how this will be achieved, but we expect those reached will be drawn into new worshipping communities.

The 20s – 40s Minister will be part of the wider parish team but with a clear brief to focus on reaching and discipling 20s – 40s, which the Incumbent and PCC will honour and protect. They will work under the oversight of the Incumbent and can expect support and the necessary freedom to fulfil their role.

Our 20s - 40s Team Leader will support the network of 20s - 40s Ministers across the diocese. It is envisaged that all Ministers will be committed to this network, attending monthly gatherings and offering mutual support and encouragement to colleagues.

Each 20s – 40s Minister will also be offered a mentor / companion who has experience of working in a pioneering way.

  • To reach those in their 20s – 40s, encouraging them in their journey of discipleship as followers of Christ
  • To enable those who are reached to join in community with others sharing this journey of discipleship. This may take the form of a new worshipping community, Fresh expression(s) of Church, the establishment of a new congregation or the joining of an existing congregation
  • To offer encouragement to other churches especially, but not exclusively, in the deanery as they seek to reach 20s – 40s
  • To enable this new community to be able to plant out a new congregation and share resources with others to stimulate fresh growth elsewhere

We are seeking missionally-minded clergy and licenced lay workers. We hope this will include OPMs, but we would love to hear from any ministers who have a passion to see younger adults become disciples, and who have proven ability in:

  • Relating to 20s - 40s outside of the church and evangelising them effectively
  • Growing and developing a sense of community and belonging
  • Making and nurturing disciples
  • Taking initiative, being imaginative and working 'outside the box'

The Process

Full details relating to the role, profiles for each of the parishes, other supporting information, are provided below.

To help manage the process, we are inviting candidates to express preferences in respect of parishes, but these will be discussed and preferences are non-binding.

For an informal discussion about the context and details relating to the specific parishes mentioned, please use the contact details provided in the profile.

For an informal discussion about our 20s - 40s work in general and/or about this process, please contact:

The Venerable Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding, by email on ader@yorkdiocese.org, or call 01482 881659

  • Deadline for applications: Monday 3 December 2018
  • Preliminary telephone interviews are planned for mid-December
  • Parish visits / interviews are planned for early 2019.

Unfortunately it is not always straightforward for clergy from overseas to be appointed to posts in the Church of England. The policy of the UK Border Agency is that normally the organisation making an appointment has been able to prove that it is possible to appoint a person who is a national of a European Economic Area country, before a visa giving permission to work will be issued to a person who comes from elsewhere.

The Diocese of York

The Diocese of York takes in much of North and East Yorkshire, including the cities of York, Hull and Middlesbrough, and two National Parks. Extending from the River Tees to the River Humber, and from around the A1 road to the incomparable Yorkshire coast, the area is home to around 1.4 million people.

We are a family of 607 churches and 125 schools in 470 parishes, led and guided in their faith and work by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. York Minster is our principal church. Our vision is to be a family of Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples.
We are currently working through a Diocesan Strategy that focuses on:
  • Reaching those we currently don't
  • Moving to Growth
  • Achieving sustainable finances

Our official website can be found here: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk