Are you being called to help the church grow?
Are you the prayerful, passionate and imaginative person we need to help a small but energetic congregation fulfil its vocation to be the church for all ages at the heart of its community?
Can you help us pioneer new forms of church ministry and community outreach while developing the existing congregation?
The United Reformed Church (Wessex Trust) is seeking to employ a Church Regeneration Worker to be based at Collinwood Road Church, Oxford.
Total package worth up to £31,625 comprising a salary of between £25,000 and £27,500 and an employer's pension contribution of 15%. 3 years fixed term. The aim is to have someone in post in late 2021, but we are prepared to wait for the right candidate.
An information pack and application form can be downloaded from https://wessexsynodurc.org.uk/are-you-being-called-to-help-the-church-grow/ and should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Friday, 27th August 2021.
There is an occupational requirement that the postholder holds a personal Christian faith, under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Pt 1. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Barred List checks.
For an informal discussion contact Revd. Ray Stanyon on 07890-909488 (email@example.com)
Collinwood Road United Reformed Church, Oxford
A small but lively church serving the Risinghurst and Sandhills estates on eastern edge of the city. It is the only church physically located in its 'parish'. Blessed with an excellent set of buildings, including two halls and a community café. The church runs a weekly lunch-club for the over-60s and a well attended community breakfast. In the summer we organise a children's holiday club, and in September a fun-day which one of the major events of the local community.
We have small numbers and limited resources, but have a relatively strong missional outlook and are never short of creative ideas. We are committed to growth, not to keep our 'club' going, but because we believe the people in our 'parish' need the Good News of Jesus Christ.
As a church we are in no danger of becoming fundamentalists. We are open to critical biblical scholarship and are socially liberal (being welcoming and affirming of same-sex relationships). However, we can also sound classically evangelical. We would want to say that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that we need to accept him as our Lord and Saviour. We love modern worship songs as much as Isaac Watts. We are used to children being present throughout our services and are committed to developing participative, accessible, spiritually deep and theologically literate all-age worship.