People Minister

Chapel of Life

Role: People Ministry Pastor

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 to take the mandate of being the representatives of Christ’s unconditional love into their communities, jobs and on mission fields.

The new structure for the church has led to the creation of a People Ministry that will be responsible for leading the ‘people arm’ of Chapel of Life. This ministry includes the Men’s and Women’s Ministries, Couple’s Ministry, Singles’ Ministry, as well as the Membership Services.

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

Role Description

Role Synopsis

The position holder will have responsibility of leading, pastoring and managing the strategy for all people-related ministries of Chapel of Life.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Have overall responsibility for pastoring all people ministries in Chapel of Life
  2. Oversee the strategy for building the People Ministry
  3. Manage the delivery of Marriage Preparatory classes
  4. Manage the couples’ Village Meetings
  5. Support the Senior Clergy with pulpit responsibilities, ceremonies and counselling duties, including preaching and teaching
  6. Support the transformation of Men’s Ministry to become a global force for good in their communities, families and the market place
  7. Support the Women’s Ministry to become exceptional thought leaders and transformative icons
  8. Creating an atmosphere for new members and visitors that makes Chapel of Life a welcoming environment, sensitive to people of all races, ages and Christian expressions. 

Time Critical Responsibilities (2019/2020)

  1. Defining and developing a collective approach and methodology for enabling individuals, i.e. the message in our Men’s ministry and Women’s ministry (and so on) is one and carries a unified message.
  2. Develop a structure that ensures that all activities and events of each department within the ministry tie in with current themes (i.e. for the year) and the vision of CoL as a whole.

Essential Skills and Competencies

Skills

Descriptions

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to make quality decisions that support the lives and endeavours of all members of the People Ministry;
  • An awareness of global issues that impact men and women in their pursuit of Godly actualisation;
  • An ability to align strategic initiatives for the purposes of teaching, preaching and managing conversations;
  • An ability to generate a conversation that influences new ways of thinking about family interactions, interventions that change cultural perspectives and challenge lazy status quos to the intent of creating a vibrant church.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are able to deliver under pressing conditions and can be goal-driven;
  • That they can be accountable to and account for people that work for them;
  • The ability to create a culture of mutual accountability in the teams that report to them.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can work collaboratively with people of all ages, races, faiths and walks of life;
  • That they can build relationships and coalitions across ‘tribal’ boundaries;
  • That they can spot, develop and optimize talents;
  • 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 are keen on self-development, self-actualisation and collective empowerment;
  • That they are able to adapt to the needs of all members of the People Ministry, regardless of their age, race or personal persuasion.

Desired Skills and Competencies

Skills

Descriptions

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • A financial acumen for budgeting departmental annual planning;
  • Sufficient technological savviness to motivate, inspire and elevate people to Reflect Christ, Exercise Dominion and Impart Life;
  • An ability to generate activities that are cognisant of members and visitors as ‘customers’, and design programmes that meet their needs;
  • An understanding of the complexities of the layers that make London a Metropolitan city and how Chapel of Life can breathe meaning into the city;
  • An ability to balance stakeholders’ needs.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to use own initiative to resourcefully deliver results;
  • An ability to execute objectives, maximise resources and optimise processes for delivery;
  • An ability to plan and align resources against strategic objectives.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can discern where individuals are best placed in accordance with their talents, skills and abilities, in order to build effective teams;
  • That they can build collaborative relationships with individuals within and external to Chapel of Life, thus building effective networks to effect real change.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • Authenticity at all times, thus instilling trust in those they work with;
  • That they are able to manage ambiguity, display situational adaptability and flexibly adjust to any unexpected situations that may arise.
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Chapel of Life

Location

London
United Kingdom

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