Sketty Community Church
We are seeking a full-time pastor to take our church forward following a recent merger. We are a growing fellowship in Swansea with a contemporary ethos and heart for community engagement. Leadership is shared, with the present pastor as lead elder. We encourage the use of individual gifting, including preaching.
Sketty Community Church is the result of a merger in November 2017 between Sketty Baptist Church (SBC) and Woodlands Church. SBC was a traditional Baptist church dating back to 1913. Woodlands was an independent fellowship that began life as a church plant in the 1990s. The merger has created a new fellowship combining practical resources (such as a well maintained church building with car park and recently refurbished hall) with greater human resources, and a more contemporary ethos. The year following the merger has enabled the new church to consolidate its new identity, launch new initiatives, and start to plan for the future. Our search for a new pastor/lead elder is part of that planning process.
What sort of person are we looking for?
Experience of team building. We are looking for a pastor who can work within a team of elders, and who will encourage and develop others’ gifting and ministries across the whole church.
An innovator who can grow the church’s potential towards the fulfilment of a clear vision.
A person with experience of successful community engagement.
An encourager and enabler.
A team leader who can set clear goals to implement an agreed vision, and work with others to follow through on those goals to a successful conclusion.
An ability to teach, train and pastor, while working with others with experience and gifting in these areas.
If you think this might be something you’d like to explore further we’d love to hear from you. Initial contact can be with our current pastor, John White, on 01792 875328, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then arrange a visit and take things from there.
Sketty Community Church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Evangelical Alliance.