The Pastoral Assistant must have a calling from God and be able to preach, lead Bible studies, lead prayer meetings, oversee worship and work on their own initiative. At the same time, the candidate must be a good-team player who can work well with others. The candidate must have good people skills and be a good communicator with some computer and admin skills. Some musical talent would be an advantage and theological training to do the job satisfactory.
The role might suit someone just starting out in ministry where the person will be helped each step of the way until they are able to take on the role as a senior pastor. There will be a probation period of three months for the candidate. The role is part-time, 16 hours a week so the person will need to manage their own hours well (salary is paid at the end of each month). The candidate would also need to take one of our ministerial examinations even if they have been ordained with another organisation.
Tasks would involve:
Admin work: financial accounts of the church, entering data, monitoring PVGs with Volunteer Scotland, submitting figure to OSCR, email correspondence, and filing reports on time…
Pastoral: preaching, leading, co-ordinating services, conducting weddings, funerals, local chaplaincy work, visiting people, chairing Members’ Meetings, Bible studies, prayer meetings, working with other local churches etc
Technical skills: be able to use Zoom or Teams; use PowerPoint well; work with a sound system (especially in a Covid-19 environment), and use social media
- Musical ability would be a big advantage
- A good communicator
- People skills
- Technical skills
- Other pastoral skills
- Well organised
The candidate will be helped every step of the way, and the first year will be learning on the job. We are looking for someone with the call of God on their life with passion and a vision to see this local church grow.
For an Application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.