Youth and Children
To lead in delivering the children’s church experience on a Sunday morning and other discipleship pathways that encourages our children to be whole of life disciples and passionate followers of Jesus Christ in an increasingly contested world.
Plan, develop and execute the children’s programme that serves the discipleship of our children.
Recruit, build, and train our kids ministry team who will deliver children’s discipleship on a Sunday morning.
Integrate the 0-13s ministry and mission into the whole life of the church including Latimer Communities.
Ensure compliance with Latimer Church’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures as they relate to the 0-13s.
Plan and execute 2-3 special events throughout the year that create additional opportunities for growth for our families and kids.
Champion the vision of Latimer Church and contribute to the overall ministry of the church as a member of our staff team.
A deep calling to love, envision and equip the emerging generations.
A vibrant personal faith, biblically-grounded and Spirit-filled, lived out winsomely and wisely and in a way that connects with the under-13s.
Compelled by the gospel and its implications for all of life.
Committed to and capable of developing the ministry and mission across the full 0-13s age range.
Able to inspire, gather and sustain the engagement of others in this cause; an outstanding team-player and coach.
Be able to inspire a desire amongst 0-13s to know and hear God for themselves.
A person of deep integrity, able to create safe and fun spaces for the under-13s to explore faith, and to be bold and courageous in living it out in an age-appropriate way.
A high-capacity person, being willing to innovate and be adaptable, to pitch in where needed.
A person of discernment and prayer; a good listener; a non-anxious presence in any team.
Skills & Experience
Experience in working with 0-13s in a church setting (paid or voluntary).
Exceptional skills in building teams that work and be able to demonstrate your ability to develop the gifting of others.
Great communicator in a variety of media as well as in-person.
Confident in your Bible teaching, with strategies for engaging the 0-13s with God through Word and Spirit, in community.
Ability to plan and organise, and know how to draw on the support of others as needed.
Good numeracy, literacy & technology skills, with the ability to use core Microsoft and G-Suite packages.
Good understanding of DBS and safeguarding requirements.
There is an Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a Christian.
What We Offer
Permanent post for 20 hours per week, with the opportunity to grow the scope of the role for the right candidate
Flexible working from home and/or our church office; Sundays would be required as well as attendance at the staff team meeting on a Tuesday, and there is likely to be some evening work but otherwise flexibility around days and hours of work
13 days paid annual leave (including up to 5 Sundays) and 4 statutory holidays (pro-rata entitlement); contributory pension scheme.
Supported and supervised by the Senior Pastor of Latimer Church.
Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 20th June 2022. First round interviews are likely to take place 27th-29th June with second round interviews on 14th July.
We’re a church community of around 120 adults and 50 youth and children in South Bucks, with church members being spread from High Wycombe to Gerrards Cross. We meet in a school in Beaconsfield for our weekly Sunday services, and on the first Sunday of each month we gather in homes as Latimer Communities; these being smaller than a whole church Sunday service, but larger than a typical small group, enabling a deeper experience of engagement, interaction, discipleship and hospitality. We seek to root ourselves more deeply as a worshipping, praying people of God, and bear fruit more abundantly in our everyday lives as well as through our mission outreach together. In this, our commitment to the emerging generations is central.