We have an opportunity to be part of our Multiply programme, which aims to help us reach those we currently don't through developing new worshipping communities with a focus on those in their 20s, 30s and 40s.
We have funding in place to deploy 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.
Our Goal of ‘Reaching’ those in their 20s - 40s came from an analysis comparing the age profile of church participation across the Diocese with the population in the areas we serve.
This post, one of 14 new ministers, will be located in Bridlington: a vigorous parish in a seaside resort and town. Centrally-located with an existing ministry across the town, the new development is welcomed by the Deanery.
The Multiply 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.
A network of Multiply ministers, supported by the Multiply team at the diocese, ensures collective support and encouragement, and each of them benefits from the additional support of a mentor/companion.
We are seeking a missionally-minded clergy person or 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'
To discuss this opportunity further, contact Revd John Lee, 20s-40s team Leader, in the first instance by email at John.Lee@yorkdiocese.org.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 21 October 2019.
We aim to contact candidates by Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in Scarborough on Tuesday 19 November 2019.
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
More about our strategy can be found on our Multiply website: multiplyreach.org
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