Feb 07, 2024

Youth & Student Minister

£25,000 - £30,000 yearly
  • Christ Church Bedford
  • Christ Church Bedford, Dudley Street, Bedford, UK
Full time Church/Ministry Youth and Children

Job Description

Do you love Jesus and have a passion for young people and students?

Are you experienced at developing youth ministry and engaging with outside agencies?

Do you want an exciting new challenge?

If so, you might be who we're looking for!

At Christ Church Bedford we are looking to appoint a Youth & Student Minister. The position is full time (40 hours/week). Salary range is £25,000-£30,000 dependent on experience. This would initially be a 3 year fixed contract with a view to extend.

We are a large open evangelical church, the largest Church of England church in Bedford with a lively and welcoming congregation. Our new vicar arrived in 2022 and has developed a new, fresh vision for the church summed up by the following vision statement;

"We are a people being transformed by the unconditional love of God; seeking to bless our community, and longing for all to experience the hope we have in Jesus."

We are now seeking a new youth minister to help realise that vision among our young people.


Our parish profile (available to download from https://ccbedford.org/Publisher/File.aspx?id=305993) was produced when advertising for a new vicar in 2022 and we feel sums up the church and parish well. 


Job Description

• Developing the youth groups that we currently have and pioneer new ministries and worshipping communities to reach unchurched young people. 
• Creating a discipleship program for our young people, so they develop a strong, mature faith in Jesus.
• Leading and developing our team of volunteers, expanding the team and providing necessary training as appropriate. 
• Developing our relationships with local schools, churches and other young people in the local community in order to share God’s love in word and action.
• Engaging and collaborating with the new Chaplain at University of Bedfordshire. 
• Develop a 3 year strategy for the youth work of the church, complementing the new Mission Action Plan of Christ Church.
• Serve as a full member of the staff team, joining with them for Daily prayer as agreed, staff meetings and in the Sunday worship of our church.
• Serve with professionalism and confidentiality and to work at all times in accordance with the Safeguarding policy adopted by this church. 


Please email your completed “Youth & Student Minister Application Form 2024” to vicar@ccbedford.org and warden@ccbedford.org by Thursday 7th March. This can be downloaded from our website - www.ccbedford.org

Interviews will take place on Saturday 16th March at Christ Church Bedford, 140 Dudley Street, Bedford, MK40 3SX.

Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to offer this role to anyone who does not have a right to work in the UK.

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