St Andrew's Leyland is looking for a new senior vicar.
We are a large and active church (ER 415) who are seeking to love Jesus, love God's Word and share the gospel with our community in Lancashire.
Leyland is a small town in Lancashire located in the South Ribble Borough.
From its rural origins, the main growth of the town came in the early 1900s with the development of Leyland Trucks, alongside a traditional weaving industry and a large rubber manufacturing plant.
We are a reformed, conservative evangelical church which encourages a personal relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and, flowing from this, loving relationships with one another. In everything we do we seek to sit under God’s inerrant Word as revealed to us in the Bible. With that in mind, our vision is to Reach out with the
gospel, Grow up in the gospel and Send out for the gospel.
The PCC has requested, on the grounds of theological conviction, that arrangements be made for it inaccordance with the House of Bishops’ Declaration on the Ministry of Bishops and Priests
St Andrew’s is blessed with a dedicated staff team who oversee many areas of ministry and enable the church family to serve within and beyond our regular worship.
We have two associate vicars (Duncan Bell and Matt Cook) who share the oversight of key ministry areas. Duncan oversees our 11.15 a.m. congregation and has oversight of discipleship. Matt oversees the 9.45 a.m. congregation and heads up our children's and youth work. Together with them, the team comprises a Children’s Worker (Katy Turner), an Office Administrator (Janet Sutherland), a part-time PA to the vicar (Sarah Stables), and a Youth Ministry Trainee (Alex Wood). As a team we’re quite new – all staff members, bar Sarah, have been on staff for less than two years. The staff team are excited about the future and are looking forward to our new leader joining us!
We are looking for:
A conservative evangelical with a deep personal conviction in the truth and authority of the Bible and who is open to God’s leading through his Spirit.
A biblical expository preacher, able to demonstrate a commitment to preaching sermons and other Christ-centred teaching, faithful to the gospel of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
A visionary and inspirational leader who is able to develop a clear strategy for the church and implement it by overseeing Standing Committee, PCC, Staff Meetings
and Task Team leaders.
A role-model with a proven track record of being able to effectively manage a large staff team and work in conjunction with the churchwardens.
A man of prayer and integrity who will teach and lead us in the necessity of prayer and encourage the prayer life of all church members.
Someone with a passion to reach out with the gospel, through groups and personal
one-to-one evangelism, to those in our parish and beyond who do not yet know
and love the Lord Jesus.
An enabler and encourager with a proven ability to develop structures in order to
train new leaders and promote mutual discipleship within the church family.
Someone who will encourage every-member ministry so that all church members are able to fully use their gifts.
An outward-looking leader who is passionate about world mission and who has a desire to work within the Diocese, with our Bishop, the North West Partnership and the wider church to spread the gospel message.
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Closing date: Midnight 17 March : Interviews and visits 29 April