The Diocese of York now has funding to develop new worshipping communities with a focus on those in their 20s, 30s and 40s, between the Rivers Humber and Tees and between the A1 and the Yorkshire coast.
This is part of a wider intention to ‘reach those we currently don’t’, standing alongside emerging plans to develop the church’s ministry amongst those living in poverty.
Plans include placing 14 full-time ministers and up to 25 part-time ministers within existing parishes, tasked with enabling these new communities and inspiring fresh approaches in other areas, focused on the needs of younger adults.
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.
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:
For more information about this application process, please use this link
We have opportunities for 20s-40s Ministers at three locations, including this one. You can apply specifically for any or all of these vacancies through the Pathways recruitment system.
If you feel more strongly about the gifts you can bring to this kind of pioneering ministry than a call to a particular parish, please apply for any one of the three roles, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your application to be considered for all three roles.
If you would like an informal discussion about these new pioneering opportunities, please contact Revd John Lee, 20s-40s Team Leader, by email at email@example.com or call 01904 202561.
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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.
Our official website can be found here: http://dioceseofyork.org.uk