JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MINISTER (AM)
A. PRIMARY ROLE
The primary role of the Associate Minister (AM) is twofold. First, to collaborate with the Incumbent to enable the intercultural worshipping community at St Paul’s Slough to grow to its full potential individually and corporately through training, discipleship, and outreach. Secondly, to apply experiences and knowledge of intercultural mission and ministry to the wider Deanery and Diocese by mentoring other churches, developing resources, and convening an Intercultural Greenhouse.
The AM has specific responsibility under the Incumbent for; line managing key volunteers; directing the evangelistic and social outreach programme; coordinating intentional discipleship in pastorates; sharing pastoral care and visitation and collaborating closely with the Resourcing Hub Operations Manager.
B. RESPONSIBLE TO: The Incumbent of St Paul’s Slough
C. KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
- The Incumbent of St Paul’s Slough
- Resourcing Hub Operations Manager
- Church Wardens and Treasurer
- Ministry and Operations Team
- Staff and Key Volunteers
- Local Management Team (LMT)
- The PCC/SC
- Diocesan BAME Development Enabler
- New Congregations Board
- Resourcing Hub Board
D. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The key responsibilities of this position include:
- Growing the intercultural worshipping community at St Paul’s Slough
- Collaborate with the Incumbent to enable the intercultural worshipping community to grow to its full potential individually and corporately.
- Support the establishment of new intercultural language devoted worshipping communities.
- Line Managing Key Volunteers
Working to manage committees and their team leaders by providing strategic support to:
- The Pastorates committee and team leader
- The outreach and mission partners committee and team leader
- The Coordination of ministries committee and team leader
- Directing the Evangelistic and Social Outreach Programme at St Paul’s
Working with the outreach and mission partners team to:
- Manage and assist in delivering the Alpha Course 2-3 times a year.
- Organise and assist in delivering other Parish evangelistic events.
- Develop and oversee all current and future social outreach projects.
- Coordinating Intentional Discipleship in Pastorates
Working with the pastorates team and coordinator of ministries to:
- Conduct an annual audit of pastorates (homegroups)
- Identify, train, commission, and resource potential pastorate leaders.
- Organise refresher training for continuing pastorate leaders.
- Organise annual commissioning of all pastorate leaders.
- Organise an annual promotion of pastorates.
- Sharing Pastoral Care and Visitation
Working with the incumbent and parish ministry team to:
- Deliver comprehensive care and visitation programmes.
- Identify, train and resource pastoral carers.
- Maintain pastoral care and visitation logbook.
- Supporting the Incumbent to Develop Intercultural Mission and Ministry in the Deanery of Burnham and Slough and across the wider Diocese
Working with the incumbent and Resourcing Hub Operations Manager to:
- Identify key churches in the Deanery and Diocese to mentor and support
- Establish and convene Intercultural Greenhouse
- Support external events
- Support creation of key external learning and training resources
It is proposed that the timeshare on responsibilities will typically average as follows:
- 60% Enabling the intercultural worshipping community to grow to its full potential through directing the evangelistic and social outreach programme, coordinating intentional discipleship in pastorates, and sharing pastoral care and visitation.
- 30% Working across the Deanery to support the development of intercultural mission and ministry through church mentoring and an Intercultural Greenhouse
- 10% Supporting the Incumbent to address barriers to intercultural mission and ministry at Diocesan level
F. PERSON SPECIFICATION
The ideal person would be one with a strong passion for intercultural mission and ministry; eager to share God’s Word with God’s people of diverse cultural, ethnic, geographic, and religious heritages and who has the following qualities and experience:
· Willingness both to take responsibility and be part of a team under the Incumbent.
· Able to recognise the value of pastorates in encouraging growth in our love for Jesus Christ; providing pastoral care for one another and nurturing service and sharing gifts.
· Ability to line manage, coach, and bring out the best in both paid staff and volunteers.
· Able to work well operationally and strategically to help build the breadth and depth of the Church.
· Pastoral and caring, with a particular heart for young people, and a commitment to making disciples and developing and releasing leaders.
· Spiritually mature, with a deep relationship with God through His Word, prayer, and the work of the Holy Spirit.
· Able to work well with a broad and diverse range of people and context and facilitate conversations with and between various cultural and ethnic groups.
· Able to see where God is at work and collaborate with others within the Parish, Deanery, and Diocese, especially as intercultural Resourcing Hub and Greenhouse.
· Experience of living outside their culture.
· Experience of recruiting paid employees and volunteers.
Skills and Competencies
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Good IT skills for general office work
· Knowledge of ‘Unconscious bias.’
· Understanding of safeguarding or a willingness to learn by attending a safeguarding course
· Musical skills
· Digital communication: website and social media etc
· Educated to degree level.
· Ordained in the Anglican communion
· Theological degree in cross-cultural mission
· IT qualification
· Other relevant professional skill or qualification
· Active engagement with an intercultural worshipping community.
· Cross-cultural ministry and mission
· Understanding of world mission
· Experience of developing and providing training, preferably in a church context
· Ability to lead worship to a high standard, both regular congregational and public events
· Excellent theological formation and grounding in scripture, doctrine, and tradition
· Pastoral heart and aptitude to be with people appropriately from a wide range of class, race, and religious backgrounds.
· Record of bringing people to faith, communicating the key elements of Christianity, and nurturing their development as disciples.
· Understanding of mission and ministry in an interfaith context
· Willingness to be available outside regular working hours, including evenings and weekends.
· Willingness to be involved in continuing personal and professional development.
· Experience of ordained pastoral ministry
· Experience and understanding of the Church of England.
· Experience of working collaboratively.
· Ability to organise personal transport.
· Own a car and hold a full driving licence.
For more information and to send any expressions of interest along with your CV and photograph, please email the Rt Revd Capt Dr Tim Wambunya