Christ Church W4, Chiswick
Location: London
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: 3‑12 months, Over 12 months
Activity: Children & Youth, Church Related
Posted: 11 Jun 2019
Closes: 12 Jul 2019
Related files: Job Description

Families and Community Pastor

Christ Church W4, Chiswick

About Christ Church W4:
Christ Church W4 is a community of people wanting to see a touch of heaven on earth. Our church is active throughout the week with hundreds of families a year engaging with our midweek and Sunday provision, and even more using our buildings for rented purposes (ranging from performances, to parties to being a school gym). We are a church where all ages are represented, and children are encouraged to live life in all its fulness and minister to the church family and wider community.

About the role:
In the past few years we have grown our Sunday provision to the point where there are over 100 children primary school age and below on the books and a new children’s choir has been formed. Mid-week we have up to eight toddler and carer sessions, including specialist ones for looked after / additional needs children. We have a Thursday night younger youth group (school years 5-6) who mix social activities with Christian input. Out of term we have taken children to New Wine, the Weekend Away, and run an annual holiday club for up to 80 children.

What we are looking for:
We are looking for someone who is clearly good with children’s ministry, who will also help build community throughout the life of the church. Our longing is that children and young people will minister to the whole church family and a key part of this role will be building connections and community to enable young and old to mix well together. A good candidate will have a clear idea how to help whole families flourish and be a blessing to the wider church community.

Many people come to our church and get surprised by the bouncy castles, soft play, toys, fun and upbeat worship style and the number of children happily enjoying the space and services. A lot of people find themselves joining the church when they have children without even being sure what they believe. They are drawn into community and the need to connect with people, and find themselves asking questions that they have never had time to ask previously.

This role will work with the Vicar, Children’s Outreach Worker, and other staff, clergy and volunteers to help gently draw whole families to Jesus through making community and seizing the opportunities God gives for mission. The role will evolve around the post-holder’s passions and talents, and there is opportunity and resource to be highly creative.

If you love the Christ Church W4 vision and values, love children and families and want to build a wide range of people into community together for mutual support and growth then please get in touch.

Enquirers should send a CV and covering letter explaining why they are right for the job.

Christ Church W4, Chiswick

Our vision is to be a prophetic movement of disciple making disciples joining God in transforming Chiswick, London and the world.
Town Hall Avenue
W4 5DT
Tel: 020 8995 7381