Associate Minister (HfD) - St Matthew Salford Priors

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As a part of the Heart of England Benefice the people of St Matthews Salford Priors have benefitted in all sorts of ways, including sharing of resources. At the same time, they have also found themselves wanting to do more, to serve more, to be more, and to develop the distinctive characteristics of their life in Christ. So they are keen to expand their ministry with the appointment of a charismatic evangelical associate minister to take them forward in new ways.

The role of the Associate Minister is to work alongside the incumbent in enabling all five churches to grow together in unity as they fulfil the diocesan mission purpose of:

  • Worshipping God
  • Making new disciples
  • Transforming communities

This will involve developing eight essential qualities in the life of the Church:

  • Empowering Leadership
  • Gift-oriented Ministry
  • Passionate Spirituality
  • Inspiring Worship
  • Holistic Small Groups
  • Need-oriented Outreach
  • Loving Relationships
  • Functional Structures

We welcome applications from gently charismatic evangelical priests who are:

  • Pastoral evangelists who would love to exercise these gifts in a village context, with a particular heart and passion for reaching families, including via schools.
  • Able to ensure worship is attractive and relevant to the whole village community, including younger families. We would also welcome being sensitively moved forwards in understanding and greater experience of spiritual gifts in worship, mission and everyday life.
  • Able to prioritise ministry within one village whilst working within the relational dynamics of a wider benefice. This will include an ability to gently and sensitively handle some issues of past hurt which can still affect our present reality.
  • Fun to be with and enjoy working with and empowering lay leaders.

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The Diocese of Coventry represents the Church of England in Coventry and Warwickshire. With our network of 200 parishes, we have a Christian presence in every local community. We have a rich variety of people and traditions, and yet we are united in our shared mission of "worshipping God ...making new disciples ...transforming communities".

To fulfil this mission, we want to grow healthy churches by fostering the 8 Essential Qualities as identified by the Institute of Natural Church Development.