Vicar of Skegby with Teversal

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Skegby
Clergy
£25548

We are Confident, Hopeful and Expectant

Are you called to join is in our diverse and flourishing Benefice. We are situated in the west of the county of Nottinghamshire and are looking to move to the next level. Can you help take us there?

The united benefice comprises the Parishes of Skegby, which includes Stanton Hill, and Teversal. There is much overlapping mission and ministry. There are three worship centres: St Andrew’s Skegby, All Saints’ Stanton Hill and St. Katherine’s Teversal.

The parishes include former mining communities with a variety of housing, from terraced rows to estates to larger properties, interspersed among many green fields. We are near the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, five miles from the M1 (jct28). Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield can be reached in less than 45 minutes. Mansfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield are our larger towns only ten minutes away.

Responding to our Bishops’ invitation, we are committed in our parishes to growing disciples. We made Advent Promises to “Put out into the Deep” to increase God’s kingdom and are continuing to fulfil them:

  • Wider: a Lent course in Teversal; a new communications group, further ‘start’ courses.
  • Younger: ‘Cherish’ events for young women, new FSS service at All Saints’, determination to increase resources for children’s and youth work.
  • Deeper: Messy Church to focus on worship, prayer and praise services to increase, use of outdoors.

We have a fine tradition of training people into various kinds of ministry, including into music and into the Church. And proudly giving them away.

What we can offer you:

  • A Parish Administrator
  • Many people who are capable of leading prayers and reading in church
  • People who willingly clean, garden and serve refreshments etc
  • Dedicated housegroup leaders
  • Those who enjoy worship through music and singing
  • An Associate Youth Minister
  • 2 retired Clergy
  • A team of 3 licensed Lay Ministers
  • and lots more besides …….

Job Description …

  • To build on the existing cohesion for mission in these linked but distinctive communities
  • To bring insight and strategies for growing our churches in line with the Diocesan Vision
  • To lead the current ministerial team and enjoy working with a leadership mature in their faith
  • To bring vision and an openness to the prompting of the Holy Spirit as we seek new ways of growing wider in our community outreach
  • To serve as a Governor in our church school and as a trustee on parish charities
  • To engage with local community as an energetic and passionate advocate for those in need.

Person Specification …

  • You will enjoy the prospect of building on good leadership and see new possibilities.
  • You will relish the possibility of being a spiritual leader and fellow disciple.
  • You will be someone who enjoys engaging with community life and the daily attention to people’s cares and concerns.
  • You will be committed to your own learning and the nurture of others.
  • You will be happy to take note of what our children are saying!!

You will be;

  • A visionary leader who is excited at the thought of growing churches
  • A pastor who enjoys the task of helping people grow deeper in the journey of faith
  • Enthused by the prospect of working in a setting of gifted lay leaders in a benefice with a track record in fostering ordained and lay leaders
  • Keen to use a traditional base to explore new ways to pioneer ministry and develop new worshipping communities.
  • Excited at the thought of engaging with community life and being a key figure in the life of our excellent church school.

Join our great adventure

We seek to be a diocese where every Christian and every church has a compelling vision and plan for 'growing disciples, wider, younger and deeper'

Wider as we seek to find fresh ways to speak about Jesus and grow disciples among the 1.2m people living across the diocese who are not yet engaged in the worshipping life of a local church (98% of population)

Younger as we seek to grow disciples and develop leaders among new generations in a young diocese (Nottingham is the fourth youngest city in UK with over 50,000 students)

Deeper as we seek to grow disciples with a confident faith in Christ who are making a difference in every sphere of life, helping shape the culture and character of society.

Working in Southwell & Nottingham is an adventure and a challenge – the opportunities for mission are immense, the people are open and friendly and forward looking; there are also areas where the church is desperately needed to work with, and be a voice for, the poor and needy.

We are not just talking about growth, we are praying and acting in new and exciting ways to make it happen; we launched a Younger Leadership College in Autumn 2016 (http://youngerleadershipcollege.org/) with the aim of developing 1,000 younger leaders to servce in the Church and wider society.

A new resource church has opened in Nottingham in an abandoned auction house that sits on one of the main roads into the city centre; Trinity Church is now a growing, diverse congregation working with our existing churches to bring Good News to the city.

Other new ventures are planned in the rural centre of the county – work is now under way to start a new, distinctive church - market towns and former mining communities.

However, it is in the development of our core ministry in every parish that we recognise potential for the most significant further growth. We have a programme over the next seven years to equip 25 resource churches which will be beacons of growth, supporting other churches in training for discipleship and leadership; also helping to plant and graft 75 new worshipping communities.

And we are aiming to welcome 7,000 new disciples into the fellowship of Christ and his Church by 20xx, people who have realised that there is nothing better anyone can do with their life than to become a follower of Jesus.

Nottinghamshire

There’s a lot to discover in the fascinating county of Nottinghamshire: rolling farmland and quiet woods; a cosmopolitan city offering the best in entertainment; two first-class universities; world-leading design and technology companies; fine architecture – and Robin Hood.

Add to that it’s beautiful country parks, stately homes and sporting prowess – it’s home to Trent Bridge, the National Water Sports Centre, and Nottingham Forest – and it’s easy to see why it is such a popular destination for tourists, students, shoppers and sports fans (and we haven’t even mentioned its literary heritage, the mighty River Trent so popular with rowers, sailors and anglers, and the modern tram network that whisks people around Greater Nottingham).

The Diocese incorporates the whole of Nottinghamshire and a small slice of South Yorkshire, and has a breadth of ministry that covers tough former mining communities and city estates, isolated hamlets and villages, and historic market towns.

Working for change

On any one day, people from our congregations will be feeding the hungry, finding shelter for the homeless, providing meals for the lonely, working with the elderly and supporting asylum seekers and refugees – in 2016 the Bishop’s Lent Appeal raised more than £12,000 to help refugees and asylum seekers.

We also support Nottinghamshire Rural Support, a charity that helps farmers and their families, and have pioneered work to reduce debt, including the launch of Lifesavers projects in primary schools, which encourage children to save and also teaches them about finance and budgeting.

We are active in protecting the environment through our Freedom of Creation group – many of our vicarages now have solar panels – and we have a group of Workplace Chaplains who work with employers large and small to support the wellbeing of employees.