Outreach Minister

Chapel of Life

Role : Outreach Minister

Reports to: Board of Trustees and Senior Pastor

Required Working Hours: 20 hours per week

Remuneration: Voluntary (expenses paid where applicable)

Direct reports: 5

Introduction:

Chapel of Life is a Christian, Bible-based community church based in central London with a unique calling to empower, influence and educate its congregation on the relational nature of Christ. In specific terms, the mandate of the church is to help the members build relationships with God, their community and each other. Following its first five years from formation, the church is now transitioning from a ‘start-up’ mindset to actively putting structures, leaders, systems and processes in place, to ensure that it is able to disciple people effectively, with a ‘missions’ focus; essentially, building a community of saints that are able take the mandate of being the representatives of Christ’s unconditional love into their communities, jobs and on mission fields.

The new structure for Chapel of Life has led to the creation of an Outreach Minister role, responsible for leading the outreach arm of Chapel of Life. This ministry includes our Community Team, Welcome and Hosts, Creative Direction, our Prayer, Music and Welfare Departments and Cell Groups. 

Discover more at: https://chapeloflife.org/

Role Description

Role Synopsis

The position holder will have the responsibility of leading and directing missions and outreach opportunities in a small but growing church in London.  This person must possess strong interpersonal, organisational and motivational skills.  S/he should be a self-starter, emotionally intelligent and humble.  They must be equipped with a working knowledge of events planning, program management and communication.  They must be effective in transforming big ideas into a realistic ministry.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Create a culture, environments and training to facilitate outreach through new and existing ministries within Chapel of Life.
  2. Assist in oversight of evangelistic ministries of the church, including-but not limited to-outreach, special evangelism events, missions, etc.
  3. Work alongside the lead pastor in communicating the priority of evangelism and outreach in accordance with the vision of Chapel of Life.
  4. Building, maintaining and leading outreach teams within the organisation of Chapel of Life.
  5. Support the Senior Pastor with pulpit responsibilities, ceremonies and counselling duties, including preaching and teaching.
  6. Create opportunities for reaching new people in the community – responding to the needs of the community Chapel of Life is called to serve and sharing and spreading the Gospel.
  7. Plan, implement and maintain a calendar for local and global outreach opportunities and events.
  8. Coordinate with event team leaders and external partners to provide leadership and direction to volunteers on ministry teams.
  9. Create and review external partnership relationships on a quarterly basis.

Time Critical Responsibilities (2019/2020)

  1. Develop a set of activities that help members in embracing outreach events
  2. Train and equip volunteers within outreach teams.
  3. Build relationships with local organisations to partner with on outreach events
  4. Lead and help coordinate a plan for reaching out with the Gospel in meaningful ways to our community. This will include mobilising the congregation to serve the community in various manners to demonstrate love and represent God’s grace to them.

Essential Skills and Competencies

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An awareness of issues that impact the local and wider community and develop and implement strategic plans in response to these;
  • An ability to align strategic initiatives for the purposes of teaching, preaching and managing outreach-centred conversations;
  • An ability to generate a conversation that influences new ways of thinking about people’s willingness to engage in events outside of the standard Sunday service.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are able to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm;
  • That they are able to secure and deploy limited church resources to undertake outreach activities that align with the vision of the church.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can relate openly and work collaboratively with people of all ages, races, faiths and walks of life;
  • That they can build relationships and coalitions across ‘tribal’ boundaries, within and outside the church organisation;
  • That they can handle conflict situations with minimum noise;
  • That they can spot, develop and optimize talents;
  • That they can manoeuvre comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organisational dynamics;
  • That they can communicate their vision, objectives and goals in ways that motivate people and carry them along.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they have the courage to bring innovative ideas to integrating members in church life and encourage the church to embrace wider perspectives;
  • That they can gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity;
  • That they can rebound from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations;
  • That they are able to adapt to the needs of all members of the Outreach Ministry, regardless of their age, race or personal persuasion, and alter approaches to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Desired Skills and Competencies

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability to build strong relationships with those we are trying to reach through the ministry, understanding their needs and aiming to meet them;
  • The ability to make good and timely decisions that keep Chapel of Life moving forward;
  • The ability to take a broad view when approaching outreach-related issues, using a global lens to address them;
  • That they are seeing ahead to future greater outreach possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the most effective and efficient processes to get things done within the ministry, with a focus on continuous improvement;
  • An ability to use own initiative to resourcefully deliver results;
  • That they are able to hold others within the Outreach Ministry and themselves accountable to meet commitments and achieve objectives set out.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can create a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the church achieve its objectives;
  • An ability to build strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspective to achieve common goals;

That they can communicate vision to others with conviction and passion and compelling arguments to gain support and commitment.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can use a combination of feedback from others and reflection to gain productive insight into their own personal strengths and weaknesses, thus demonstrating self-awareness;
  • That they are actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels;
  • That they are keen on self-development, self-actualisation and collective empowerment;
  • An ability to operate effectively, even when in the midst of seemingly unclear situations;
  • Active learning through experimentation when tackling new issues, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
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Chapel of Life

Location

London
London, City of
United Kingdom

Category
Compensation
Volunteer
Hours
Part Time
Deadline
Contact Telephone
Contact E-mail Address
info@chapeloflife.org