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Associate Vicar / Associate Minister | Leadership Development and Discipleship Growth | Reigate, St Mary Magdalene (lay or ordained)
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JOINING OUR TEAM
Would you enjoy playing a senior role in the leadership team here in Reigate, Surrey, as we seek to develop leaders and make resilient disciples? We are looking for an action-oriented member of the leadership team able to develop and grow leaders and oversee our discipleship strategy with particular oversight of family discipleship.
You will play an energising and co-ordinating role in the life of our church as a senior leader at the start of a new chapter in our life together. You will naturally bring self-discipline and cohesion to projects and teams, provide co-ordination, support, and motivation to those involved, and you will relish helping people discover and develop their gifts. Energised by the vision of seeing God change lives, families, and churches you will be someone who loves to see dreams blossom into reality and getting things done, and who would enjoy bringing your experience and leadership to a vibrant evangelical charismatic church on the edge of London.
One of the larger churches in the Diocese of Southwark St Mary’s Reigate is located just outside the M25 with great connections into London and further afield and is seeking to reach out, draw people into new identity in Christ, develop and reproduce a strong culture of discipleship, love one another as family, and give ourselves away for the sake of others. Well resourced in so many ways we want to increase our impact as we plant, disciple and partner with others in new ways.
The church is full of life and constantly growing and changing. We have a fantastic Church Centre which is used throughout the week for all kinds of activity including our church offices. We have a great staff of ministry leaders and operation team, strong finances, and a supportive PCC.
WHAT YOU COULD BRING
This senior leadership role is open to a lay or ordained person with the gifts, experience and calling to provide senior leadership, develop our leadership pipeline, and to oversee the discipleship pathway with particular oversight of family discipleship. A church of all ages with a strong children’s, youth and families ministry, we are looking for someone who will support parents in their key role in discipling their children and embed ‘parenting for faith’ throughout our church life.
People oriented you are energised in seeing people understand and use their gifts.
Outcome oriented you enjoy stimulating others and finding the best approaches for solving problems and are keen to avoid complacency. Your interpersonal communication is very strong, and you are skilled in overseeing teams, setting and maintaining standards and expectations. An enthusiastic enabler you seek to build consensus, look to ensure that everyone is functioning well as a unit and able to encourage and release the gifts of diverse team. As an experienced leader, having often found yourself in leadership and management roles, you will enjoy holding responsibility in a larger church context.
Theologically astute and spiritually mature you will be a committed charismatic evangelical passionate about scripture and attentive to the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, and your enthusiasm for the church to be a Jesus-shaped community will be infectious.
The Ideal Candidate
If this sounds like you, then please read the full job description and person specification along with the accompanying parish profile.
This is an important and exciting role and if you are interested in exploring it further, we’d love to hear from you.
For an informal conversation about it all, feel free to contact Rev Richard Wilson (Vicar) firstname.lastname@example.org | 07875 959339
For an informal conversation with the Archdeacon, Moira Astin please contact Kathleen.email@example.com
Please note We have a policy in Southwark Diocese that to be appointed to an incumbent status post, a priest must have served a title post in an Anglican church in the British Isles. We aim to be a diverse and truly representative Diocese, and particularly welcome applications from women and people of UKME heritage.
This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure.
- Closing Date: Sunday 10th September 2023 (midnight)
- Parish Visit: Wednesday 4th October 2023
- Interviews: Thursday 5th October 2023