Feb 09, 2024

Mission Development Officer

£40,000 yearly
  • United Reformed Church West Midlands Trust Ltd
  • Remote (Home-based West Midlands)
Permanent Church/Ministry Missions

Job Description

Mission Development Officer

Aim: To work with Churches and Ministers to better enable mission and discipleship development and so stimulate and encourage growth within the Synod.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Train and support the Ministers and churches so that they can:

Understand their church and mission environments

Fulfil the potential of the Church’s mission through utilising and developing the churches’ resources

Identify the dynamics of church and local communities and enable churches to participate in God’s mission locally and in the wider world.

  • Assist churches in identifying mission pledges and responding to the outcomes of their Local Mission and Ministry Review.
  • Work with churches to promote a mission-based church and to create and develop mission projects, including Fresh Expressions of Church, church plants and other projects within existing local churches
  • Work with ecumenical partners in developing networks towards best practice in mission and discipleship activities
  • Act as a signpost to appropriate mission resources and the range of available initiatives within the United Reformed Church and beyond
  • Seek to develop a network of mission practitioners from the churches of the Synod.
  • Promote the Synod Mission Fund and Ministry Development Fund and support churches in developing grant applications to those funds, and serve as Secretary to the Mission Fund Panel.
  • Be a Synod Discipleship Advocate, playing a key role in discipleship within the Synod, helping local churches and volunteers keep discipleship at the heart of all they do
  • Ensure that those responsible for education, learning and mission development within the Synod, including Stepwise, are supported in keeping discipleship at the heart of all that is on offer.
  • Be a member of the Missional Discipleship Development Committee and Synod Executive, promoting a missional and discipleship mindset and promoting action to further the ethos within the Synod
  • Attend and report to Synod meeting, twice a year.
  • Work collaboratively with other Synod officers as appropriate
  • Participate in the URC Mission Enablers Network
  • Generally to work as one of the Synod Officers, representing the West Midlands Synod to local churches, ecumenical partners and the wider Church, undertaking other duties as necessary

Terms and Conditions
This is a full-time employed post.  Starting salary will be £40,000.  The successful post-holder will have the rights of abode and to work within the UK.

In accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 Part 1; Schedule 9, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian.

Suitable IT hardware and software will be provided by the Synod.

Administrative and secretarial support is provided at Synod Office.

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