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Lay Pioneer Development Officer





Ref: JN005781

Job Description

  • Do you have the skills to enable lay pioneer ministry to thrive and grow?
  • Can you help others find their vision and pursue it?
  • Are you good at helping pioneering leaders put strategy into practice?

This exciting post will work closely with the Bishop and colleagues to enable the diocese's strategic framework LIVE PRAY SERVE, which encourages the involvement of all in God's mission in the church. This new strategy has seen the creation of new pioneer ministries across the diocese, and around 50 active Fresh Expressions are now attracting around 2200 people to them. A key priority is now encouraging and equipping lay people as they seek to grow new ways of being church.

In this key strategic role you will:


  • offer theological, process and practical skills to help Fresh Expressions leaders develop a sustainable vision and effective practice.
  • work with colleagues promoting in stewardship, ministry training and discipleship development
  • receive administrative and professional support as a member of the Mission, Discipleship and Ministry team.

The post is half-time, fixed term post for three years with potential to be extended subject to funding.


The post is open to both lay and ordained applicants on equivalent terms and conditions of service. Annual salary £18896. Housing is available for rent.

Application packs are available from 023 9289 9664 or


Completed applications to be received by 10 am on 5th March 2018

Interviews on 22nd March 2018

Closing date: 05 March 2018


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