Senior Leader

Senior Leader – TCF


 Church Profile


TCF is a non denominational and evangelical church located in a village in the lower Caerphilly basin. Trethomas has approximately 3500 people and another 3000 people in village communities in close proximity. Located within 20 minutes from Newport and Cardiff, also fifteen minutes from the M4. The building originated in the early 1900’s and TCF as it is was formed in the late 1980’s and the building has been modernised over the last 30 years.



We are a community based church with many regular weekly ministries. We have a congregation with many volunteers and potential leaders within the body of the church. Our ministries include two celebrations with Junior church on a Sunday, Creative ministries (Drama and Puppets), Clothing ministry, Tearoom, Parents and Toddlers, Ladies fellowship, Youth work, cruise bereavement and debt management. We have active input to our local schools, care home, strong visitation team and we support missions here and abroad.


 The church family is a loving and caring community with people of all ages contributing to the life of the church. We have a good relationship with leaders of other churches in the area.  


 We promote sound biblical teaching and move in the work of the Holy Spirit. We are a church who believes in the New Testament model of the five fold ministries and we encourage every member of the body of Christ to be a minister. (Attached Articles of Faith)



Job Description




Job Title: Senior Leader


To be full time Senior Leader of Trethomas Christian Fellowship to help discover and fulfill its mission, growing as disciples and making disciples.


The primary activity focus will be on ensuring transformational leadership and care to the church through


  • Effective teaching and preaching
  • Developing and supporting leadership throughout the church
  • Being the main point of contact for the church and community on behalf of the leadership team


 The Senior Leader is also responsible for ensuring the provision of highly effective


  • Pastoral care teams and procedures
  • Relationships with local, national and international individuals and communities




 Based at Trethomas Christian Fellowship the majority of the time, to maintain presence and maximize opportunities.



Job Responsibilities:


Primary hands-on responsibility as servant-leader accountable to the trustees and existing leadership team


  • Preaching and Teaching


1.     Develop and implement plans to teach the Bible systematically and thematically


2.     Both “all scripture” and needs-focused


3.     Inspiring love, worship, obedience and maturity


4.     Inclusively, to followers and seekers


5.     Develop the teams responsible for delivering church services, Home groups and individuals



  • Leadership


1.     Maintain clarity of God’s leading for TCF through prayer, the leading of the Holy Spirit and study of God’s Word


2.     Consistently and clearly communicate the vision and direction of the church


3.     Strengthen leadership throughout the church, among Leaders, Home Groups and Ministry teams.


4.     Encourage proactive and personal care through effective teaching and preaching


5.     Develop the Pastoral care strategy and ministry, working with Home Groups, Ministry Team leaders and the Pastoral care team to provide excellent care in the church and into the community


 Community engagement (“mission”)


1.     Continue development and implementation plans for personal and members engagement with individuals and groups within our local community, including neighbours, schools and visitors


2.     Continue to develop and implement plans for effective engagement with local, national and international mission work.


 Personal Responsibilities:


 Underpinning the above job responsibilities, the Senior Leader has the following personal responsibilities:


  1. Personal development and maturity


a.     Devoted in personal relationship with Christ – pray, study, ’walk’, trust


b.     Devoted in family responsibilities – love, provide, protect; balance


c.     Continually maturing as a leader and Senior Leader – study, learn, share, stretch


Public example

Model a life of love for Jesus Christ, His Church and His world.



  Anticipated Hours


It is anticipated that the core responsibilities should be planned to be carried-out within an average of 40 working hours per week, although the nature of the role demands flexibility in allocating these hours throughout the week. At least one day per week be kept completely free from work responsibilities, for personal and family time. Holidays and Sundays off will be discussed at interview.


 Person Profile



We are convinced that the right candidate for senior leader will be:


 A committed person of God, for whom their own relationship with God is all-important.

An evangelical who seeks to base all his/her beliefs and behavior on the teaching of the Old and New Testaments.

A person with a good theological grasp, with theological training.

A person who believes and operates in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

A natural leader, with the ability to envision, motivates and co-operates with others.

A team builder, who is good at drawing the best out of others, learning from them, as well as leading and training them.

A good communicator of the word of God.

A person with experience of leadership in a local church.

A person whose wife/ husband (if married) is entirely supportive of the work and vision of TCF.



We are a church with an active Child protection policy. The successful candidate would have to have a DBS check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. This would have to be completed prior to an appointment.


Pioneer Community Outreach Minister

Pioneering Outreach Ministries

We are offering two fantastic part time opportunities for people who are passionate about Jesus and the positive life

changing difference he can make in individuals and communities. These ministers will work as part of a new

dynamic team with our Senior Minister to develop innovative approaches to outreach.

Pioneer Community Outreach Minister

A Baptist Union accredited or ordained/experienced minister to lead and develop our pioneering outreach

in the local community.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

For further information and an application pack go to: or contact Sian Tomlin, Church Secretary on 01489 786150
Closing date for applications: 29th August 2014

Initial Interviews will be held: 19 – 20 September Final Interview 5th October 2014 

4 Days a Week, £21,200
Housing Allowance Pro Rata
Based on BU Stipend

4 days per week

£21,200 + Housing Allowan 

Community Pastor


The Leadership Team at High Street Chapel, Hopton are looking for a Community Pastor
Role description
Someone who can work in the community on a part or full time basis.
Someone who can lead our 11.15am outreach service and work with the current team,  under the direction of the church leadership, but who is not expected to preach every week.
Someone who can work within our existing church activities and lead and sharpen our evangelism as a church in partnership with our Events team.
Someone who can work on a one to one level building bridges between church and community.
In partnership with the church leadership inspire and encourage our congregation to initiate new activities both within and  outside of the church.
We are looking for someone who exhibits the gifts of teaching, organising, motivating and evangelism.
Salary £20000 without house or £15000 with house (pro rata)
Term of contract initially 3 years

Our essential beliefs:

That the Bible is the Word of God. Through it we discover the will of God for our lives.

That Jesus is the Son of God. Through His death we find forgiveness and through His resurrection we find new life.

That the Holy Spirit indwells our lives and through Him we find the power to live for God

Church Profile

High Street Chapel has its roots in the Brethren movement and has grown into a thriving church.  It is led by the Elders who are supported by a dedicated team of deacons.  The leadership encourage everyone to participate in the life of the church and young and old alike are involved in all areas of service.  We don’t have a membership but have about 100 people attending the church, aged between 1 year and 90.
Our Sunday services include a 10.00am open communion, 11.15am outreach service with Sunday School (Explorers) and a 6.30pm teaching service. We have a great team of musicians and singers leading our worship.  We have around 80 -100 on a Sunday morning and about 80 in the evening.
The church leadership recently spent time seeking the Lord’s leading for the church and as a result are currently fulfilling a vision to take forward the church.  This position and the coffee shop are two key steps to fulfil the vision.  The church leadership are looking for someone to capture our vision and move the church forward with us to impact the community and see lives transformed by Jesus Christ.
The church has an excellent reputation in the community and well attended community and outreach events.  A church coffee shop in the village High Street will open during the summer of 2014.
Hopton is a rural village of around 500 predominantly white English people although those attending HSC come from up to 12 miles away, which is where you will find the towns of Diss, Thetford or Bury St Edmunds.  The only other churches within two miles are the CoE and Methodist churches in Hopton
Please apply by email or post enclosing your C.V. and a brief overview of how the Lord has led you to this point in your life.  Send to Pam Abrey, Church Administrator at 
High Street Chapel, Hopton, Diss, IP22 2QX

Associate Pastor




Purpose of Post


·      To develop the work amongst young adults particularly in the twenties to forties age group.

·      To help train and encourage the leaders of the children’s and youth organisations.

·      To contribute to the preaching and teaching work of the church.

·      To share with in the pastoral care of the fellowship.

·      To develop, in partnership with the Senior Pastor, Elders and Deacons, a teaching strategy for the church


Specification and Qualifications


The Associate Pastor must be a committed born again believer, in agreement with the doctrinal statements of the Church – thoroughly bible based, Christ centred and church focused.

The Associate Pastor will have undertaken relevant and appropriate theological training

The Associate Pastor should have had relevant experience in working with a wide age range of people and be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their previous experience.

The Associate Pastor should have experience in evangelistic work and the development of training programmes.


Key Responsibilities


The Associate Pastor will encourage families and young adults to discover, develop and exercise their gifts.

The Associate Pastor will conduct youth reviews and will be supportive to leaders of organisations in the church.

The Associate Pastor will contribute to the preaching and teaching work of the church

The Associate Pastor will contribute to the pastoral and spiritual care of families and the young adults

The Associate Pastor will help develop links with the wider community in Hamilton

This is not an exhaustive list of duties. The successful applicant will be expected to perform different tasks as they arise within the life of the church.


 Terms and Conditions of service

 The appointment is to full-time service and the Associate Pastor cannot accept any other paid employment without the consent of the church leadership.

The Associate Pastor will report to the Pastoral and Leadership Team and be responsible specifically to the Church Meeting.

There will be regular reviews with the Pastoral Team, with an increasing emphasis on planning for the development of the work.

 The Associate Pastor will work under the general guidance of the Senior Pastor, with weekly meetings for prayer and planning.

A support group of Elder and/or Deacons will be set up to act as a point of reference to the Associate Pastor.

The Associate Pastor will be supported by an appropriate package of relocation expenses, holidays, stipend and housing allowance etc.

A wide range of activities exists for children, young people and senior citizens which are viewed as excellent teaching and training facilities for those associated with the Church family and also the local community.  The uniformed organisations are the 1st Hamilton Girls Brigade and the 12th Hamilton Boys Brigade.  In 1999 the Church purchased and renovated a former (derelict) shop unit in one of the local authority housing estates and members of the church have been running youth groups there under the name “EXODUS” since Easter 2002.  There are also opportunities for involvement in chaplaincy of the local secondary schools.


A list of regular activities is noted below:


Crèche                                                                                                                 EXODUS (youth group)

Junior Church (Sunday School)                                                                     Christian Endeavour

2 Ways Group (Bible Class)                                                                             Girls’ Brigade

Youth Fellowship                                                                                              Boys’ Brigade

Senior Citizens Meeting                                                                                   Time Out (Ladies Fellowship)

Tumbletots (three times weekly)                                                                    Ladies’ Bible Study


CHURCH OFFICE:  23 & 25 Kemp Street, Hamilton, ML3 6QL                                                   01698 284004

SENIOR PASTOR : Rev David Wilson, 48 Marshall Gorve HAMILTON ML3 8NN      01698 910286

PASTORAL ASSISTANT:  Robbie Toop, 3 Cobbett Road, Motherwell, ML1 3BX

Elliott Simpson <>


An opening is coming up for anyone who may have a calling into Pastoral Leadership of an Assemblies of God church in the beautiful coastal town of Lymington, Hampshire.


The fellowship of approximately 30 people uses the Lymington Community Centre as its base and home ministries exist mid-week.


It is time to develop church life in areas of evangelism, growth and children’s ministries.


Anyone interested in visiting and/or discussing this opportunity is welcome to contact Joy Bingham on 01590 682638 or email


The zone leader in this area is Pastor Paul Finn,


Fordham Congregational Church

Mill Lane

Fordham, Ely



in this attractive rural chapel

Large 4-bedroomed manse available

We are an independent evangelical church, affiliated to the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches.

Letters of application or request for further information,

Please contact:

 Mrs J Stockdale, 49 Hall Street, Soham, Ely, Cambs. CB7 5BN