As Youth, Children’s & Families Minister, you will discern and shape our future strategy for our 0-18s ministry and their families.
Before the pandemic the Youth Ministry engaged with around 40 young people through youth clubs, with around half of these attending discipleship groups in the week and on Sundays. The children’s ministry engaged with 20+ families through Parents and Toddler groups each week, 20+ children on a Sunday morning, and 10 children through the Y4-6 after-school café, as well as doing Open the Book and other activities with local schools.
These have been led by a young married couple, one of whom is now planning to pursue ordination. This is therefore an opportunity to re-boot the ministry area as the parish emerges from lockdown. We anticipate that as this ministry area rebuilds it may be appropriate to recruit an additional part-time role, potentially offering future flexibility in role responsibilities.
The successful candidate will possess the pastoral skills to nurture and encourage children & young people in our church and the surrounding community to grow in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. As part of the leadership of the Church they will also take a role within the wider ministry of St Tom’s. Ideally this will include the supporting of occasional large scale outreach events as well as preaching and leading services where appropriate.
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To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter including details of two referees – one personal, one professional – to email@example.com. Please ensure that your covering letter demonstrates how you are suited to the role.
The application deadline is 12:00pm on Wednesday 14 July. It is anticipated that interviews will be held during July and will take place at St. Thomas Church, Fair Oak, Hampshire.
St. Thomas Church, known as St.Tom’s, serves two growing villages in South Hampshire, about halfway between the main centres of Winchester and Southampton. The current population of the parish is around 11,000 people and is increasing due to significant housing development – a further 2,200 homes are planned over the next ten years.