Associate Vicar

  • Clergy
  • Poole

Diocese of Salisbury

This is a strategic pastoral leading and teaching role, responding to the exciting opportunities of a growing multigenerational church with the potential to make a massive difference at a key time.

We seek a gifted leader, to oversee and strengthen many existing ministries within the church, and play a vital role in releasing new ones. We are looking for an inspiring, creative preacher, teacher and written communicator who is passionate about making disciples and equipping others to become disciple-makers.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team who will work closely with the Vicar in the ongoing leadership and management of the Church, this will involve:

  • Leading and preaching in Sunday Services. In particular, overseeing teams to creatively shape and develop our evening services and lead our interactive All-Age morning services.
  • Overseeing our Discipleship pathways, including developing our ‘Life Groups’ and involves the training and deployment of new leaders and support and resourcing of existing leaders.
  • Responsibility for the oversight and line management of our ‘Emerging Generations’ spanning Children’s work, our expanding Youth ministry and Young Adults.
  • Leading ALPHA, Hope or other similar evangelistic courses, innovating and growing this vital ministry.

We would really welcome applications from both men and women. If you feel that you could potentially fit well with our culture and values here at SML but don’t think that you meet all of the criteria of the role yet, we would still love to hear from you.

Closing date: 5th June 2024

Interview: 20th June 2024

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