To lead the independent congregation of Avery Hill Christian Fellowship. The role will include teaching, pastoral work, management of staff and helping to implement God’s vision for the congregation and community in the vicinity of the church.
Church Minister Duties
Developing the preaching and teaching agenda for the church. Preparation of and preaching and teaching on Sundays, central midweek meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
With others leading Services.
Performing dedications, baptisms, weddings, funerals etc. as required
To implement a pastoral team to ensure adequate care of church members and other people in the community by visiting and entertaining individuals. Taking responsibility for the more difficult situations that arise and if appropriate obtaining such help as the issue requires. Provide support to the leaders and staff within the church.
Allocate a fixed period within the week to be available to church members.
Lead the main committees of the church including the leadership team and staff team.
Attendance at other committees such as trustee meetings, Sunday school and Bexley Foodbank team meetings
Direct the evangelism of the church across all age groups with focus on families and the local community to grow into an all age family orientated church.
Form and lead a new Connect Group
Leadership Team Duties
Providing direction for the implementation and communication of the vision of the church and where necessary and in conjunction with the leadership team changing and adapting the vision.
As a member of the leadership team fulfil the role required of such a position in directing the spiritual and other affairs of the church.
With the leadership team identify and develop future leaders.
A Member of Avery Hill Charitable Trust who along with the other Members are responsible for appointment and reappointment of Trustees.
Work outside the Church
Representing Avery Hill at meetings of local and other bodies which include Churches Together in Sidcup, and iNet.
On behalf of the church to engage in the local community with particular focus on the Bexley Foodbank and Alderwood Primary School
Up to 5 Sundays per year (apart from Holidays) may be spent preaching outside the church providing adequate notice is given.
A minimum of 5 days and maximum of 10 days per year are to be spent on personal and spiritual development.
Time to be spent in personal prayer and reflection on the church, community and other areas as appropriate.
On a day to day basis the Church Leader is accountable to the Chairman of Trustees and is part of the leadership team responsible for the church.
The Church Leader will be part of the Council of Reference comprising the pastor, one member of the leadership team and at least two external members who have had at least 10 years’ experience of church leadership.