Regional Minister Appointments
Southern Counties Baptist Association
Is God calling you - or someone you know - into a strategic role focused on inspiring, connecting and resourcing healthy churches in relationship for mission in Southern England?
Southern Counties Baptist Association (SCBA) is seeking to appoint two Regional Ministers (up to 2 FTE) to make a distinctive contribution as part of a team seeking to inspire, connect and resource healthy churches in relationship for mission. Following recent appointments, we are building a fresh team comprising Colin Norris (Team Leader), Ali Boulton (Pioneer Mission Enabler) and Clare Hooper (Children, Youth and Families Mission Developer) to serve our 163 churches.
Each Regional Minister will work closely with up to 55 churches in their geographical area, supporting and inspiring them and their ministers and leaders in mission-focused service. Prayerfully rooted in Christ and in the Baptist story, they will have a growing sense of God’s call to trans-local ministry. Pastorally able, they will have experience of supportively accompanying other leaders and of strategic mission enabling.
We are also seeking additional oversight, expertise and responsibility in the three areas of:
ii. Safeguarding and
iii. Churches clustering and networking.
One of the regional minister posts will particularly serve, and therefore need to live in, the northern part of SCBA.
We are open to God’s leading in the configuration of the new team, with the possibility of part-time (minimum 0.7) and will seek to discern through the whole application and interview process how responsibilities may be shared.
Further details and an application pack are available on the SCBA website.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact the Team Leader, the Revd Colin Norris (firstname.lastname@example.org (07725 039943)) or the chair of the SCBA trustees, Mike Mortimer, (email@example.com (01235 819012)).
The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 11 September.
Interviews will take place on Monday 25 September.