Assistant Minister Post
We are looking for an Assistant Minister, a man or woman of God, who loves to serve in a team and get stuck in! We are Sherborne Community Church and the church is currently led by a leadership team of 6 and the Minister, Rev Andy Robinson (43) a Moorlands graduate, author and speaker. Andy leads the team but is disabled, reducing his abilities to oversight, preaching and vision. That said, we would expect our new Assistant Minister to have vision and enjoy the challenge that smaller country churches bring.
Our church varies in size from week to week but we have 30 dedicated members and some weeks we can have 50 in the congregation (more at special services). We have a thriving children’s work and many outreach opportunities including a café, Alpha courses, children’s Saturday clubs, elderly care home etc. and three house-groups. We are a busy, driven church but we also love doing church together, having fun and finding new contemporary ways to be church to others. We like to think and be refreshing whilst ensuring all our members are catered for. We have a varied age spread from babies to older folk but the majority are in their 50-60s. The team’s passion is to see God glorified through our preaching, evangelism, the use of the gifts of the Spirit and our ever increasing community presence. We strongly believe we are in the early stages (15years old) of what God will achieve through us.
We would expect our new team member to have completed a theological degree and to have some life experience. We envisage this role to be suitable for a graduate or young family looking to start a new life in Dorset. Furthermore, we want to invest in all areas within our church in terms of ongoing development and mentoring, and relevant courses will be available as will book funds, expenses etc. We are also a Rural Ministries church and more about them can be found on their website. We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance and agree their statement of faith.
The salary offered will be £18,000-£22,000 per annum depending on experience. Sherborne is a lovely small town of about 8000 homes covering the actual town and several villages. It is situated on the border between Dorset/Somerset and is ideally placed for Weymouth(40mins), Dorchester(30mins) or Exeter (60mins). Take a look at the churches website at www.sherbornecommunitychurch.org.uk
In the first instance please send your C.V. with covering letter to:
Rev. Andy Robinson
5 Wydford Close, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6DZ
Or Email in (in Word or PDF) to: firstname.lastname@example.org