Start Date: 7th September 2020 – 30th August 2021

Salary: circa £22,000 per annum

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Location: Oasis Community Church, Biddulph, Stoke on Trent

*Year 2 option and funding is not guaranteed and will be based on a mid year 1 presentation to a panel of a new idea/initiative.

Are you interested in gaining invaluable experience in pioneer church work, with a thriving, dynamic and community focused church?

Are you curious, creative, self motivated and a team player?

Do you have a great idea for a new initiatve or outreach that you’d like to have seed funding for?

Are you looking for the next step in your life and calling but want to gain mission and community development experience?

If so, then we may have a great opportunity for you!

Oasis Community Church is a vibrant, authentic, grassroots, emerging church, positively integrated into our local, surrounding community and we have a goal to strengthen and develop these connections over the next year. We are a family friendly, nomadic church engaging with everyone from 0 – 90’s and strive to make a real and meaningful difference right across our local community.

It is an exciting time of growth for us and now is an incredibly exciting time for you to join us!

We can offer you mentoring with an established and experienced pioneer, lots of opportunities in a creative, dynamic environment. You will be working with our team out of an established local youth & community centre right in the heart of the community we serve.

We are looking for someone who will bring their own skills and interests to the team, helping to generate ideas and new initiatives and make those inspirations come to life in practice.

You will work as part of a team in the following areas:

Developing and leading the outreach ministries to those who are 18+ (young adults) in the church and community
Actively engaging with church and community leaders and members
Creatively directing the development of the Church website making it user friendly and accessible for all, both inside and outside the church community
Engaging with the development and shaping of the worship – helping it become more multimedia, digital and appealing to 18+ age group
Be willing and able to work as part of a development team of staff and volunteers
Working with the pioneer leader to explore aspects of mission and evangelism that fit well in a context where people convey a wide range of spiritual journeys, respectful to those of all faiths and none.
Significant involvement in the Sunday gatherings – worship, speaking etc and supporting the Children and Youth Pastor
Specific roles and responsibilities within the team that may emerge as the work progresses.

The pioneer church leader will provide on-the-job support and mentoring.

Please note that this post will require a DBS check.

For details about the job and an application form please visit https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/connect/jobs-volunteering/methodist-young-adults-vocations-programme-2020/

The team is currently missing representation from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups and would particularly welcome these applications.

Closing date for completed application forms: 5pm 28th June 2020

Interviews will be held on ZOOM: Saturday 11th July 2020

More details about Oasis Community Church can be found at https://www.oasisbiddulph.org/

* This post holds an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a young person within the age range of 21 - 26 – Standing Order 250 and the Missing Generation Report, Conference 2009. This appointment will be made subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK and must hold a current NI number and valid proof of ID (passport with relevant visa or British birth certificate, please go to www.gov.uk/check-an-employees-right-to-work-documents for more information).

*salary review pending

Interview Date: 11-Jul-2020