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Missional Leader

Oxclose Resourcing Church




North East


Ref: JN006931

Job Description

This is a very exciting role for a Missional Leader to be appointed to the latest Resourcing Church in the Diocese of Durham. This is a pioneering and missional post based around a lively and growing church. We are looking to appoint someone who is committed to:


  • GROWING a local team to include two funded posts, such as a children and families worker and admin support role
  • DEVELOPING a congregation in Oxclose of 140 over four years by utilising excellent but undeveloped community contexts and developing a style and ethos in worship and other events which are attractive to families
  • TARGETING family and children’s work
  • NURTURING discipleship and establishing, in the DNA of the church, a commitment to growth and church planting
  • USING LEARNING gained from the Diocese’s Missional Leadership for Growth programme, and in particular the APEST model, to identify gifts and encourage vocation.
  • TRAINING AND EQUIPPING lay people using the MLG ‘know yourself, know your vocation’ model and develop these vocations in ways that will support our planting out agenda
  • ENGAGING AND BUILDING relationships with receptive churches and community groups
  • PLANTING OUT into other areas of the town through engagement with receptive neighbouring churches and the local community

Is God calling you to this role?


For more information or an informal conversation, please contact: Archdeacon of Sunderland, The Venerable Bob Cooper 07384 510731


Closing date: 09:00 4th February 2019

Interviews: 18th February 2019


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Blessing our communities in Jesus’ name

Closing date: 04 February 2019


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