SEEING GOD CHANGE LIVES, FAMILIES AND CHURCHES
SEEING GOD CHANGE LIVES,
FAMILIES AND CHURCHES
JOINING OUR TEAM
Would you like to help shape the youth mission and ministry of St Mary’s Reigate as we enter an exciting new phase of our life together? We are looking for a senior leader to join our team as an Associate Youth Minister to develop and lead the youth ministry at St Mary’s, helping young people to live with God at the centre of their lives and supporting parents in the discipleship of their children.
You will have passion for seeing young people come to faith and grow in discipleship. You will know that young people are on the frontline of culture change and want to apply the gospel to their lives so that they can thrive and flourish.
You will be energised by the vision of seeing God change lives, families and churches and want to bring your experience and leadership to this vibrant evangelical charismatic church on the edge of London.
For an informal conversation about it all, feel free to contact Rev Richard Wilson (Vicar) email@example.com | 07875 959339
One of the larger churches in the Diocese of Southwark St Mary’s Reigate is located just outside the M25 with great connections into London and further afield and is seeking to reach out, draw people into new identity in Christ, develop and reproduce a strong culture of discipleship, love one another as family, and give ourselves away for the sake of others. Well resourced in so many ways we want to increase our impact as we plant, disciple and partner with others in new ways.
The church is full of life and constantly growing and changing. We have a fantastic Church Centre which is used throughout the week for all kinds of activity including our church offices. We have a great staff of ministry leaders and operation team, strong finances, and a supportive PCC.
WHAT YOU COULD BRING
This senior role is open anyone with the gifts, experience and calling to lead and develop vibrant and relevant youth programmes, build transformative discipling relationships, lead and support sizable youth ministry teams, pioneer outreach to young people and enjoy leading residentials.
You will be a committed charismatic evangelical passionate about scripture and attentive to the renewing work of the Holy Spirit, and your enthusiasm for the church to be a Jesus-shaped community will be infectious. You will be spiritually mature and theologically wise.
You will be motivated to bring your confident leadership gifts to bear and eager to create systems and structures that will enable us to be deepen our youth ministry as a church. You will enjoy overseeing and developing individuals and teams seeing them grow. You will have a desire to bring young people into maturity in Christ and resilient discipleship, and you will be aware of how to enable this to happen. You will be excited to bring your experience of seeing God bring healing and wholeness to people through community and encounter.
You will be excited to work in a larger team as part of the ministry leadership and to bring your experience and skills to help St Mary’s flourish. You will enjoy communicating, making connections, and drawing others into the ministry and mission to young people offering training and mentoring. You will be approachable, understanding, and empathic, and able to help young people continue to walk with God through challenging life experiences and stages. We hope that your experience of prayer and prayer ministry, in the power of the Spirit, will also be part of your gift to the church.
GET IN TOUCH
If this sounds like you, then please read the full job description and person specification along with the accompanying parish profile.
This is an important and exciting role and if you are interested in exploring it further, we’d love to hear from you.
We’d love to hear from you!
For an informal conversation about it all,
please contact Rev Richard Wilson (Vicar)
firstname.lastname@example.org | 07875 959339
PURPOSE OF ROLE
To develop and lead the youth ministry at St Mary’s, as part of the wider disciple-making strategy of the church, helping young people to live with God at the centre of their lives and supporting parents in the discipleship of their children.
- Leading and developing youth programmes
- Building discipling relationships
- Leading, developing, and supporting the youth ministry teams
- Pioneering outreach to young people
- Leading residential experiences
Leading and developing youth programmes
- Overseeing our Sunday, discipleship-based groups Developing and delivering youth curriculum on Sundays around our two main services, and leading the Sunday Satellites team
- Leading our mid-week Youth Groups Taking a full role in the delivery of Satellites – our mid-week age streamed youth groups including a weekly community meal – and helping to lead the year 5-6 midweek group which provides an effective supply line for older groups
Building discipling relationships
- Developing a culture of youth discipleship Working to enable young people to become resilient disciples engaged in disciplines that will nourish and sustain them for life.
- Mentoring young people Prioritising the 1-1 and small group support of young people, with a discipleship focus and offering mentoring and coaching to emerging leaders
- Connecting with and supporting parents in youth discipleship Working with the Head of Spiritual Formation to encourage parents either as they seek to raise young people in faith, or engage with church positively for the first time
- Teaching the bible, helping young people understand and learn the biblical story and to make use of it in their daily lives as apprentices of Jesus
- Encouraging young people in worship Working with the Head of Worship Culture to draw young people into a commitment to worship and helping to develop skills and leadership
Leading, developing, and supporting youth ministry teams
- Recruiting and managing volunteers, overseeing the teams of parents and volunteers that work with children and young people in disciple-making and outreach.
- Pastorally supporting volunteers Meeting to encourage, feedback to, and pray with our leaders
- Developing local youth outreach Working in the local community to build trust and relationships in places where we currently don’t reach teenagers
- Schools work Working with partners, such as Sparkfish, to run clubs, activities and lessons in local secondary schools
Leading residential experiences
- Overseeing our summer Satellites Festival trip Organising an inclusive trip to the Satellites Festival in the Summer
- Leading the year 7-8 residential trip each Autumn
- Facilitating other day, weekend and longer trips throughout the year
Safeguarding and inclusion
- Keeping young people safe
Implementing and maintaining the safeguarding policies of the church, making sure that the Children and Youth Teams are fully trained and equipped in this regard and ensuring that all activities are safely staffed and properly risk-assessed.
- Developing inclusion and accessibility
Working with the church Additional Needs Team to ensure that all young people are welcomed and have full access to all of our youth provision.
- Liaising closely with the Operations Team to ensure all administrative requirements are in place to support the youth work
- Managing the Youth Work budget
Participating in the Staff Team
- Participating fully as a member of the Staff Team as we work together to see God change lives, families, and churches, helping to implement the vision of the church and participating in the ongoing development of our strategy and approach working in partnership with other staff and leaders.
- Widening our impact as a church outside as we seek to play a part in the growth of the discipleship vision locally, regionally, nationally, and overseas
- Participating in preaching, and leading services on occasion
- To develop partnerships with others, locally and further afield, involved in discipleship and to support the development of youth ministry in other churches.
- Undertake other duties as may be required from time to time by the Vicar
As a member of the Staff Team you would be expected to:
- Commit to deepening their own life of prayer, individually and as a team
- Attend regular staff meetings and events
- Participate in annual appraisal
- Participate in personal and professional development opportunities as agreed
- Participate in wider team development
- Be a key holder for the church buildings and provide backup for security purposes
We are praying for someone to join the team who will be spiritually mature, experienced, enthusiastic, and committed.
Gifts and Skills
- A confident leader, skilled at encouraging and releasing the gifts of others, able to organise, recruit, delegate, and co-ordinate
- An informed, engaging, theologically mature, and gifted teacher and communicator able to train, school, encourage, and inspire young people.
- A reflective practitioner, helping people understand, learn and reflect deeply, and to apply this learning to youth ministry and mission in our post-Christian context
- An experienced enabler with a passion and experience of growing disciples and with a track record of identifying, encouraging and developing others in youth work leadership
- An effective manager able to build teams and reliable in seeing things through
- A thoughtful planner with an ability to take in a range of information, think things through logically, and plan strategically for the future
- An able and sensitive leader of worship and times of prayer ministry with young people
- An experience of leadership and ministry sufficient to hold responsibility in a large church context and to take our youth ministry to the next level.
- A spiritual maturity and experience of putting faith into practice
- Involved in the discernment, development, and communication of a vision for youth ministry in a church environment with an experience of growing young disciples and helping parents in their key role.
- An emotionally mature and resilient Christian leader that combines energy and enthusiasm with inner emotional security
- Infectious enthusiasm for spiritual growth and formation
- Able to build strong relationships with high emotional intelligence, relating to people in different contexts and stages of discipleship
- A mature understanding of people and their motivations
- Approachable and compassionate
- A reflective practitioner
- A supportive team player and collaborative worker, comfortable working with some direction towards a common goal
- A willingness and ability to manage difficult situations and conflict
- Servant hearted and hard working
- Flexible and able to adapt and change practices and processes in a changing environment
Spiritual life and Theological Conviction
- A mature and growing disciple of Jesus Christ, committed to their own spiritual formation and devoted to growing in prayer and spiritual disciplines, eager to know Christ more and to grow in grace, obedience and Christlikeness.
- A leader passionate about engaging deeply with scripture and committed to an ongoing experience of the renewing work of the Holy Spirit.
- A passion for Jesus’ church and committed to enabling others so that the church grows as a missional community of disciples who worship God with their whole lives
- An intentionality about living a life of mission and making Christ known to others
- Evangelical and orthodox in theology and ethics with a generous and gracious heart
- Pleased to work in a Charismatic Evangelical Anglican setting
Pay and Hours
This is a full-time job and is based on a five-day working week (40hrs). Salary will be from £30,000 depending on experience. Annual leave is six weeks a year, to be taken at times agreed with your line manager.
This post is directly accountable to the Head of Discipleship as Line Manager and through them is answerable to the Vicar, Churchwardens and PCC.
Conditional offers will be made pending the successful completion of an enhanced DBS check which will be processed by the Diocese.
*GENUINE OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT
This role is a senior role within the life of St Mary’s and the postholder will be a core part of the leadership of the church. As such they will not only be representing the ethos of the Church, but also helping us to develop and progress our religious goals and ambitions. Due to the significance of the profile and position of this role within the life of St Mary’s Church, and in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, it is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a practicing Christian, and we would expect them to adhere to our values as a church.