The creation of this new post of Buildings for Mission Officer is to ensure we have the capacity to deliver on our priority of creating mission focussed buildings by identifying and strategically prioritising locations where there are opportunities and need for mission and church growth. As part of our Kingdom People vision (characteristic 8) we are “committed to making our buildings fit for purpose as a spiritual and community resource”.
The main purpose of the role is to provide expertise on the use, adaptation, repair and maintenance of church buildings as places of worship, mission and growth and the change management needed to ensure their sustainability.
The initial task for this role will involve working as part of a team led by the Archdeacon of Worcester to identify and strategically prioritise locations where there are opportunities and need for mission and church growth. The aim is to bring about the change necessary to enable church communities in the Diocese of Worcester to be more effective in their stewardship of church buildings as places for mission and worship in a sustainable way.
Moving forward we are looking for someone to facilitate and resource PCC discussions about the future of church buildings for mission; enable congregations and clergy to recognise the value of the church building as the key operating premises for the mission of the church in the locality, including activities beyond their primary role as a place of worship; encourage congregations and clergy to be confident in both asking and developing the answers to questions like ‘where are we coming from?’ and ‘what is our building for?’ including the development of Statements of Significance and Statement of Need.
We are looking for someone with a relevant qualification and / or proven practical experience who is empathetic and committed to the role of church buildings as local centres of Christian worship and mission in the context of the diocesan Kingdom People vision. You must be passionate about enabling spiritual, missional and numerical growth in the Church and be able to work independently in handling a diverse workload and in keeping to deadlines.
In the Diocese of Worcester we are committed to making our buildings fit for purpose as a spiritual and community resource. This is part of our Kingdom People vision within which one of our strategic priorities is about creating buildings for mission. The others are children and young people; deepening discipleship, and strengthening stewardship.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this post should be made on our own application form. For an application pack providing more details, and for an application form, please click on the link below.