Jun 11, 2021

Team Member with responsibility for Minster Kids

  • Preston Minster
  • Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston, UK
Part time Church/Ministry Youth and Children

Job Description

The vision of Preston Minster is “to play our part in the re-evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the church, and the transformation of society.

At Preston Minster we seek to achieve this vision by leading people through a simple process. This process helps people find their home, find their purpose, and transform their city.

We also seek to bring transformation through our church planting strategy, employing a stream of planting curates who spend 2 to 3 years at Preston Minster before planting a church in or beyond Preston. We consider it a huge success to send members of our congregation with planting curates to plant new churches.


Ministry philosophy

Upfront and central at Preston Minster is our desire to reach those who don’t know Jesus. This means we place a special emphasis on making sure our outward facing events are not only relevant to non-Christians but also comfortable for non-Christians. It is imperative that any potential team member not only understands this approach but embraces it wholeheartedly.


Role Purpose and Description

Team members at Preston Minster are called to be flexible. While holding the portfolio for Minster Kids, team members are expected to be actively involved in the life of Preston Minster beyond their ministry area. A commitment to this is vital. You will find yourself serving beyond your role in order to help people find their home, find their purpose and transform their city.

The purpose of your role will be to help children find their home, find their purpose and transform their city.

A key aspect of this role is volunteer recruitment, development and management. You will become a talent scout seeking to build an exceptional team of leaders and helpers to deliver an exciting, fun and engaging program for Minster kids.

We place a high emphasis on children and their families feeling at home as part of the wider church family. This means creating a safe but also fun environment. Minster kids should be the best hour of a childs week as our children begin to understand the life to the full that Jesus offers them.


Key Responsibilities

  • Build, enable and nurture a team envisioned with a desire to see Minster Kids and their families find their home, find their purpose and transform their city, building a structure to facilitate this aim.
  • Build programmes and events that reach out to families beyond the church and introduce children to Jesus as well as nurture the faith of those children already connected with the church community.
  • Build and maintain systems of record keeping to track attendance and spiritual growth.
  • Working with The Minster safeguarding officer to ensure all child protection systems are in place including relevant DBS checks and safeguarding training.
  • Resource and empower families to nurture their own children’s faith.
  • Assist the clergy in preparing children and families for Baptism.

Working Environment

  • At Preston Minster we have built a can-do environment where innovation and creativity are encouraged alongside serving others. Our staff community is warm and engaging with lifelong relationships being built.        
  • Preston Minster is a growth oriented environment where we set a culture of excellence in everything we do. Team members go above and beyond in order move the church towards its vision and help people find their home, find their purpose and transform the city.

Work expectations/package

  • £20,000 (pro-rata) plus contributory defined contribution pension scheme
  • Part time: 2.5 days inc. Sunday & Tuesday, remaining hours to be discussed.
  • 25 days holiday per annum (pro rata)
  • Team Members must be available to work at a selection of key events at Preston Minster which could include Christmas services, Easter services and annual parochial church meetings when required and ad hoc Sundays.
  • Whilst the role is part-time the role holder will be expected to attend Focus, our annual church holiday as members of the Focus Kids Team and any church/Alpha weekends away.
  • Attend weekly staff meeting.

It is expected staff members will be active members of Preston Minster.

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